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Photograph of Gene Davis in his studio

Photographer:
Swift, Mary, 1929-  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Gene  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1970 or 1971
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Painters  Search this
Washington Color School (Group of artists)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19766
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Mary Swift papers, circa 1973-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19766

Oral history interview with Ben Shahn, 1964 April 14

Interviewee:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
Rosskam, Edwin  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur  Search this
Taylor, Dorothea Lange  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12760
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213825
AAA_collcode_shahn64
Theme:
Photography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213825
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Oral history interview with Ira Spanierman, 2007 June 6-12

Interviewee:
Spanierman, Ira, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Woodner, Ian  Search this
Novak, Barbara  Search this
Hirsch, Norman  Search this
Halles, Bruce  Search this
Poskas, Peter  Search this
Fraad, Daniel  Search this
Leroy, Roy  Search this
Halles, Diane  Search this
Warner, Jack  Search this
Heinrich, Hans  Search this
Adler, A. M. (Abraham M.)  Search this
Gerds, Abigail  Search this
Wilson, Peter  Search this
Thaw, Eugene Victor  Search this
Terra, Daniel J.  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd  Search this
Noortman, Rob  Search this
Rich, Rita  Search this
Newington, Barbara  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Syracuse University  Search this
Savoy Gallery  Search this
Spanierman Gallery  Search this
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ashcan school of art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13617
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)270857
AAA_collcode_spanie07
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_270857

Oral history interview with Renée Stout, 2019 June 5-6

Interviewee:
Stout, Renée, 1958-  Search this
Interviewer:
Chow, Nyssa, 1980-  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21705
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398513
AAA_collcode_stout19
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_398513

Oral history interview with Russell Cowles, 1969 April 16

Interviewee:
Cowles, Russell, 1887-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew Michael  Search this
Cumming, Charles Atherton  Search this
Hatfield, Dalzell  Search this
Volk, Stephen Arnold Douglas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13174
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212041
AAA_collcode_cowles69
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212041

Oral history interview with Nancy Douglas Bowditch, 1974 January 30

Interviewee:
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas, 1890-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Volk, Stephen Arnold Douglas  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Pearmain, William Robert  Search this
Twain, Mark  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11972
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212539
AAA_collcode_bowdit74
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212539
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Oral history interview with George McNeil, 1968 Jan. 9-May 21

Interviewee:
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Sandler, Irving, 1925-  Search this
Subject:
Marin, John  Search this
Matulka, Jan  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Miró, Joan  Search this
Hélion, Jean  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice)  Search this
Rosenborg, Ralph M.  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene)  Search this
Graham, John D. (John Dabrowsky)  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Levy, Edgar  Search this
LÔeger, Fernand  Search this
Vytlacil, Vaclav  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Manso, Leo  Search this
Morris, George L. K. (George Lovett Kingsland)  Search this
Shaw, Charles Green  Search this
Harari, Hananiah  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Dlugoszewski, Lucia  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painting  Search this
Cubism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11761
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212878
AAA_collcode_mcneil68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212878

Oral history interview with Arnold Blanch, 1963 June 13-August 3

Interviewee:
Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Heukelekian, Haig  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Sloan, John French  Search this
Robinson, Boardman  Search this
American Artists' Congress.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13132
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213626
AAA_collcode_blanch63
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213626

Oral history interview with Emmy Lou Packard, 1964 May 11-12

Interviewee:
Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12987
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213704
AAA_collcode_packar64
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213704

Oral history interview with Cundo Bermúdez, 1997 December 13

Interviewee:
Bermúdez, Cundo, 1914-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5420
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216451
AAA_collcode_bermud97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216451
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Lia Cook, 2006 August 22-29

Interviewee:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Baizerman, Suzanne  Search this
Subject:
Jacobi, Ritzi  Search this
O'Banion, Nance  Search this
Rossbach, Charles Edmund  Search this
Jacobi, Peter  Search this
Rappaport, Deborah  Search this
Laky, Gyöngy  Search this
Hicks, Sheila  Search this
Abakanowicz, Magdalena  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Perimeter Gallery (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Konstfack (Stockholm, Sweden)  Search this
Handarbetets vanner (Society)  Search this
Allrich Gallery  Search this
Hadler Galleries  Search this
European Textile Network  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Weaving  Search this
Political science  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Japan  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art  Search this
Photography  Search this
Europe  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Looms  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13568
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)266116
AAA_collcode_cook06
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_266116
Additional Online Media:

James Watrous papers, [ca. 1933-1966]

Creator:
Watrous, James Scales, 1908-  Search this
Subject:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
Bergman, Frank  Search this
Ballator, John R.  Search this
Sample, Paul Starrett  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States.Department of the Treasury  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8607
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210787
AAA_collcode_watrjame
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210787

Stanley Woodward papers, 1875-1970, (bulk 1905-1970)

Creator:
Woodward, Stanley Wingate, 1890-1970  Search this
Subject:
Day, Laraine  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Cady, Harrison  Search this
Crain, Jeanne  Search this
Fabri, Ralph  Search this
Darnell, Linda  Search this
Smith, Alexis  Search this
Carter, Janis  Search this
Tarbell, Edmund Charles  Search this
Davis, Bette  Search this
Custis, Eleanor Parke  Search this
Smith, Howard E. (Howard Everett),  Search this
Powell, Eleanor  Search this
Thieme, Anthony  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Grant, Gordon  Search this
Hayworth, Rita  Search this
Lupino, Ida  Search this
Oakley, Thornton  Search this
Kent, Norman  Search this
Merrill, Gary  Search this
Butler, Mary  Search this
Lee, Madaline  Search this
Nichols, John Hobart  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Type:
Writings
Drawings
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Marine painters  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Marine painting  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Educators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8640
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210820
AAA_collcode_woodstan
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210820
Additional Online Media:

Vaclav Vytlacil papers, 1885-1990

Creator:
Vytlacil, Vaclav, 1892-1984  Search this
Subject:
Lazzell, Blanche  Search this
Haley, John Charles  Search this
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Day, Worden  Search this
Ryder, Worth  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Vytlacil, Elizabeth Foster  Search this
Wessels, Glenn A. (Glenn Anthony)  Search this
Feigl, Hugo  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Thurn, Ernest  Search this
Manoir, Irving K. (Irving Kraut)  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
Jensen, Alfred  Search this
Zalmar  Search this
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (Munich, Germany)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Etchings
Interviews
Woodcuts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Prints
Motion pictures (visual works)
Writings
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13411
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211466
AAA_collcode_vytlvacl
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211466
Additional Online Media:

Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Subject:
Sylvester, Jerry  Search this
Papsdorf, Fred  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Pappas, John L.  Search this
Boorsma, Jay  Search this
Jungwirth, Leonard D.  Search this
Sparks, Joseph  Search this
McPharlin, Paul  Search this
Scarab Club  Search this
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Works of art
Sketches
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mosaicists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6415
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215434
AAA_collcode_yaegedga
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215434

Robert W. White papers, 1889-2003, bulk circa 1920s-2003

Creator:
White, Robert W. (Robert Winthrop), 1921-2002  Search this
Subject:
La Farge, Bancel  Search this
Franklin, Gilbert A. (Gilbert Alfred)  Search this
Lowe, David  Search this
Fleischmann, Patricia  Search this
Huntington, Willard R.  Search this
White, Bessie Chanler  Search this
O'Cain, Walker  Search this
Cremer, Theodore  Search this
Platt, Frank C. (Frank Cheney),  Search this
Lessard, Suzannah  Search this
White, Lawrence Grant  Search this
Kean, Rebekah Harkness  Search this
Resika, Ellen  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland  Search this
Ames, Amyas  Search this
Oxman, Mark  Search this
Harrison, Jim  Search this
Fosburgh, Hugh  Search this
Matthiessen, Peter  Search this
Styron, William  Search this
Pope, Laura Spencer  Search this
Resika, Paul  Search this
Lamb, Ward  Search this
Russotto, Paul  Search this
Simon, Sidney  Search this
Oxman, Katja  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon),  Search this
Hobbs, Susan  Search this
White, Claire Nicolas  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Graham Gallery  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.School  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
United States.Coast Guard  Search this
Heckscher Museum  Search this
American Battle Monuments Commission  Search this
State University of New York at Stony Brook  Search this
Davis Galleries  Search this
Steuben Glass, inc  Search this
Suffolk Museum  Search this
Graham Modern (Gallery)  Search this
Peabody Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Lectures
Sketchbooks
Notebooks
Essays
Photographs
Drawings
Diaries
Sketches
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Educators  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Painters  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11144
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246988
AAA_collcode_whiterobe
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_246988
Additional Online Media:

Karl Zerbe papers, 1938-1989

Creator:
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972  Search this
Subject:
Kolowrat, Ernest  Search this
Type:
Travel diaries
Sketches
Photographs
Lectures
Diaries
Slides (photographs)
Scripts (documents)
Awards
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15866
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)294687
AAA_collcode_zerbkarl
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_294687

Gyorgy Kepes papers

Creator:
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Names:
Center for Advanced Visual Studies  Search this
Illinois Institute of Technology  Search this
Saidenberg Gallery  Search this
Triennale di Milano (Milan, Italy)  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Blee, Michael  Search this
Boghosian, Varujan  Search this
Brazdys, Konslancija  Search this
Burgess, Lowry, 1940-  Search this
Burnham, Jack, 1931-  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-  Search this
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Egawa, Kazuhiko  Search this
Entwhistle, Clive  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Hélion, Jean, 1904-1987  Search this
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Kepes, Juliet  Search this
Kowalski, Piotry  Search this
Lynch, Kevin, 1918-1984  Search this
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980  Search this
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-  Search this
Nusberg, Lev, 1937-  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley, 1904-1994  Search this
Piene, Otto, 1928-  Search this
Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968  Search this
Richards, I. A. (Ivor Armstrong), 1893-1979  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Sonfist, Alan  Search this
Steinberg, Saul  Search this
Tacha, Athena, 1936-  Search this
Takis, Vassilakis  Search this
Tange, Kenzō, 1913-  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Tovish, Harold, 1921-2008  Search this
Tsʻai, Wen-ying, 1928-  Search this
Wolff, Robert Jay, 1905-  Search this
Wurster, William Wilson  Search this
Zvilna, Jēkabs, 1913-1997  Search this
Faculty:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Extent:
21.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Caricatures
Designs
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Place:
Times Square (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1909-2003
bulk 1935-1985
Summary:
The papers of Hungarian-born artist, art theorist, and educator, Gyorgy Kepes, measure 21.2 linear feet and date from 1909-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1935-1985. The papers document Kepes's career as an artist and educator, and as founder of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), through biographical material, correspondence, writings by Kepes and others, project files, exhibition files, printed material, sketchbooks, artwork, sound recordings and motion picture films, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Hungarian-born artist, art theorist, and educator, Gyorgy Kepes, measure 21.2 linear feet and date from 1909-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1935-1985. The papers document Kepes's career as an artist and educator, and as founder of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), through biographical material, correspondence, writings by Kepes and others, project files, exhibition files, printed material, sketchbooks, artwork, sound recordings and motion picture films, and photographic material.

Correspondence provides a wide range of documentation on all aspects of Kepes's career including his collaborations and friendships with artists, architects, writers, scientists, and fellow educators including Rudolf Arnheim, Alexander Calder, Henry Dreyfuss, Charles and Ray Eames, Clive Entwhistle, R. Buckminster Fuller, Walter Gropius, S. W. Hayter, Jean Hélion, Laszlo and Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, Lev Nussberg, Robert Osborn, George Rickey, Saul Steinberg, Kenzo Tange, Robert Jay Wolff, and Jekabs Zvilna. Correspondence also documents the evolution of Kepes's vision for the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, which he established in 1967, and his subsequent leadership of CAVS at M.I.T. Records document his collaborations with students and fellows including Lowry Burgess, Jack Burnham, Piotry Kowalski, Margaret Mead, Otto Piene, Alan Sonfist, Athena Tacha, Vassilakis Takis, Philip Thiel, Harold Tovish, and Wen-Ying Tsai. Correspondents also include people who contributed to Kepes's Vision + Value series, including Michael Blee, Kazuhiko Egawa, Jean Hélion, and others. Correspondence includes three motion picture films, including what appears to be an early version of Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames.

Writings include notes and manuscripts for articles and essays in which Kepes explored ideas evident in his books The New Landscape and Language of Vision, and submitted to publications such as Daedalus, Design, Domus, and Leonardo. Writings also include manuscripts for lectures, and draft manuscripts documenting Kepes's collaborative work with fellow M.I.T. professor Kevin Lynch on city planning, which culminated in Lynch's research project "The Perceptual Form of the City."

A small group of "Times Square Project" files documents Kepes's proposal for a lightscape in Times Square that was ultimately not realized.

Teaching files include sound recordings of circa five symposia and discussions held at M.I.T., the Illinois Institute of Technology, and elsewhere, some featuring Kepes and including Philip Johnson, Eero Saarinen and others.

Exhibition files include documentation of three exhibitions, including Light as a Creative Medium (1968) and a Kepes exhibition at Saidenberg Gallery (1968). They also record Kepes's involvement in designing the 1968 Triennale di Milano.

Printed material includes a substantial collection of announcements and catalogs for Kepes exhibitions, lectures, and other events, and includes catalogs and announcements for scattered exhibitions of his wife, artist and illustrator, Juliet Kepes. Clippings from newspapers and magazines include articles about Kepes, and contain some copies of published writings and designs by him. The series also includes sound recordings and motion picture films containing original material for a CBS television series "The 21st Century," probably as part of the episode "Art for Tomorrow," which appear to feature M.I.T. fellows Jack Burnham and Vassilakis Takis. Another motion picture film of an Italian documentary "Operazione Cometa" can also be found here.

Two sketchbooks contain pen and ink and painted sketches by Kepes. Artwork by Kepes includes original poster designs, caricatures, and many pencil, and pen and ink sketches and paintings on paper and board, including designs for stained glass. Artwork by others includes ink on mylar sketches by D. Judelson and Konstancija Brazdys, and a sketch by Harold Tovish. Also found are circa seventeen motion picture films and four sound recordings, the majority of which are untitled and by unidentified artists, but include films by M.I.T. fellows Otto Piene, Vassilakis Takis, Philip Thiel, Harold Tovish, Wen-Ying Tsai, and others.

Photographs are of Kepes, Juliet Kepes, and other family members; students, colleagues, and friends, including R. Buckminster Fuller, Serge Chermayeff, Harry Bertoia, Varujan Boghosian, Alexander Calder, Marchall McLuhan, Margaret Mead, Herbert Read, I. A. Richards, Saul Steinberg, and William Wurster; and of Kepes in his studio. There are also photos of exhibition installations in which Kepes's work appeared or which he designed, and photos of his artwork and of images for publications which he wrote or edited. Photos by others include artwork by established artists and work by students, as well as photographs arranged by subjects such as cityscapes, forms found in nature, light patterns, mechanical devices, and photomicrographs. A collection of lantern slides with similar content to the photos of artwork and photos by subject is also found in this series and includes a lantern slide of Picasso creating a design with light.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eleven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1940-circa 1980 (0.25 linear feet; Boxes 1, 28)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-1984 (5.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-7, 28 OV 33, FCs 39-41)

Series 3: Interviews and Transcripts, 1954-1970 (4 folders; Box 7)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1948-circa 1980s (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 28)

Series 5: Times Square Project Files, 1972-1974 (6 folders; Box 9)

Series 6: Teaching Files Sound Recordings, circa 1953-1972 (0.7 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1958-1973 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 9-10)

Series 8: Printed Material, circa 1922-1989 (3.6 linear feet; Boxes 10-12, 28-29, OVs 35, 37, FCs 42-49)

Series 9: Sketchbooks, circa 1940s-circa 1970s (2 folders; Box 12)

Series 10: Artwork and Moving Images, circa 1924-2003 (2.5 linear feet; Boxes 12, 13, OVs 33-36, 38, FCs 50-62)

Series 11: Photographs, 1909-1988 (10.4 linear feet; Boxes 13-32)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, designer, art theorist, and educator, Gyorgy Kepes (1906-2001), was born in Selyp, Hungary, and studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. He worked with Moholy-Nagy in Berlin and London before joining him at the New Bauhaus (later the Chicago Institute of Design) in 1937.

Kepes taught courses at the New Bauhaus from 1937 to 1945, and published Language of Vision in 1944, summarizing the educational ideas and methods he had developed during his time at the institute. In 1946 he accepted a teaching position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) where he initiated a program in visual design.

In 1956 Kepes published The New Landscape in Art and Science, in which he presented images from nature that were newly accessible due to developments in science and technology, and explored his ideas for a common language between science and the visual arts.

In 1965, these ideas were apparent in Kepes's proposal of an expanded visual arts program at M.I.T., which would "build new as yet undetermined bridges between art and engineering and science," according to the minutes of an M.I.T. Art Committee meeting in March of that year. Kepes's vision dovetailed with M.I.T.'s vested interest in promoting the arts, and faculty and administrators were open to the argument that "The scientific-technical enterprise needs schooling by the artistic sensibilities." In 1967, they appointed Kepes Director of M.I.T.'s Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS).

Kepes retired from the regular faculty at M.I.T. in 1967, to focus on his role as director of CAVS, where he worked to provide artists with opportunities for exploring new artistic forms on a civic scale through a working dialogue with scientists and engineers. Early fellows of the center included Maryanne Amacher, Joan Brigham, Lowry Burgess, Jack Burnham, Piotry Kowalski, Otto Piene, Vassilakis Takis, and Wen-Ying Tsai.

In 1965-1966 Kepes edited a six-volume series entitled Vision + Value, published by George Braziller, Inc. Each volume featured essays that centered around a core theme: The Education of Vision; Structure in Art and Science; The Nature and Art of Motion; Module, Symmetry, Proportion, Rhythm; Sign, Image, Symbol; and Man-Made Object. Contributions came from prominent artists, designers, architects, and scientists of the time including Rudolf Arnheim, Saul Bass, Marcel Breuer, John Cage, R. Buckminster Fuller, Johannes Itten, Marshall McLuhan, and Paul Rand.

Kepes experimented widely with photography, producing abstract images through the application of fluids and objects to photographic paper. He also took commercial work throughout his career, producing designs for all kinds of objects, including books and stained glass windows for churches. He returned to painting in the 1950s, and his development as a painter continued throughout his career at M.I.T., where he remained until his retirement in 1974, and beyond. His paintings, which were abstract and often incorporated organic shapes and hints of landscapes, can be found in museums such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Kepes received many awards during his lifetime, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1958); the Gold Star Award of the Philadelphia College of Art (1958); the National Association of Art Colleges Annual Award (1968); the California College of Art Award (1968); and the Fine Arts Medal from the American Institute of Architects (1968). In 1973 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an associate member, and became a full academician in 1978. He was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Related Materials:
Additional papers of Gyorgy Kepes can be found at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Visual Studies Special Collection.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel 1211) including ninety-eight letters to Kepes from colleagues, 1946-1974. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Gyorgy Kepes lent papers for microfilming in 1974 and donated material to the Archives of American Art in a series of gifts between 1974 and 1993.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Juliet Kepes Stone or Imre Kepes.
Topic:
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Artists' studios--Photographs  Search this
City planning  Search this
Educators--Massachusetts--Cambridge  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Caricatures
Designs
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Citation:
Gyorgy Kepes papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1935-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kepegyor
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Gyorgy Kepes papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kepegyor

Columbia University Seminar Talk, "A Painter's Response to the Idiom of Science"

Collection Creator:
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Juliet Kepes Stone or Imre Kepes.
Collection Citation:
Gyorgy Kepes papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1935-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Gyorgy Kepes papers
Gyorgy Kepes papers / Series 4: Writings and Notes / 4.1: Writings By Kepes / Lectures
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kepegyor-ref348

Brian Kazlov papers

Creator:
Kazlov, Brian, 1944-1991  Search this
Names:
Kazlov, Louise  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1991
Summary:
The papers of painter and teacher Brian Kazlov measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1959 to 1991. Included are letters written by Kazlov and his wife Louise to his parents, Gertrude and Peter, and other relatives. In his letters he wrote about his art education, his process of painting, the books he read, his relationships, and his emotional ups and downs as an artist. Also found are a few biographical documents, exhibition catalogs, and news clippings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and teacher Brian Kazlov measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1959 to 1991. Included are letters written by Kazlov and his wife Louise to his parents, Gertrude and Peter, and other relatives. In his letters he wrote about his art education, his process of painting, the books he read, his relationships, and his emotional ups and downs as an artist. Also found are a few biographical documents, exhibition catalogs, and news clippings.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Brian Kazlov (1944-1991) was a painter and teacher in New York City and Yachats, Oregon. Kazlov received his MFA from Yale University and later taught at Western University and the University of Oregon. In 1964 he helped found the New York Studio School, and unaccredited art school in Soho.
Provenance:
Donated in 1992 by Gerturde Kazlov, Brian Kazlov's mother.
Restrictions:
Use of original paper requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art teachers--Oregon  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters--Oregon  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Citation:
Brian Kazlov papers, 1959-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kazlbria
See more items in:
Brian Kazlov papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kazlbria

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