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Charles C. Pollock chronology of his life from 1926-1942

Creator:
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil), 1902-1988  Search this
Subject:
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Pollock, Elizabeth Feinberg  Search this
Pollock, Frank  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Pollock, Sanford L.  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
compiled 1975
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17591
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Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994
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Archives of American Art
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Charles Pollock

Subject:
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6377
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Archives of American Art
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Resettlement Administration

Collection Creator:
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 53
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1937
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Pollock papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Seeger, Charles

Collection Creator:
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1939-1952
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Pollock papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Charles Pollock

Subject:
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
193-?
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17592
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Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17592
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Pollock family eating watermelon in Arizona

Subject:
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Pollock, Frank  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Pollock, Jay  Search this
Pollock, LeRoy  Search this
Pollock, Sanford L.  Search this
Pollock, Stella  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1914
Topic:
Families  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3853
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1905-1984
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3853
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Jackson Pollock, Charles Pollock, and Manuel Tolegian

Subject:
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Tolegian, Manuel J. (Manuel Jerair)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1930
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7090
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Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994
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Archives of American Art
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Jackson Pollock and Charles Pollock in New York

Subject:
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1930
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7091
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994

Creator:
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil), 1902-1988  Search this
Subject:
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Cartoons (humorous images)  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8942
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211128
AAA_collcode_pollchar
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211128
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Edward Dugmore papers, 1937-1993

Creator:
Dugmore, Edward, 1915-1996  Search this
Subject:
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Kaldis, Aristodimos  Search this
Grillo, John  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Brandt, Warren  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Pace, Stephen S.  Search this
Morris, Kyle Randolph  Search this
Pace, Pam  Search this
Day, Lucien B.  Search this
Drexler, Rosalyn  Search this
Harris, Harvey  Search this
Crehan, Hubert  Search this
Briggs, Ernest  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Copley, Alfred L. (Alfred Lewin)  Search this
Kadish, Reuben  Search this
Abend, George  Search this
Hultberg, John  Search this
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Weber, Hugo  Search this
Arnold, Anne  Search this
Drake University  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5857
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208697
AAA_collcode_dugmedwa
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208697
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Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, (bulk 1913-1995)

Creator:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Subject:
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Tully, Judd  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Langsner, Jules  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire  Search this
Neininger, Urban  Search this
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Conant, Howard Somers  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6128
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216343
AAA_collcode_kadireub
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216343
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Charles Pollock papers

Creator:
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Names:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketches
Cartoons (humorous images)
Date:
1875-1994
Summary:
The papers of painter, muralist, and educator Charles Pollock measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1875 to 1994. Found within the papers are biographical materials; family and personal correspondence; subject files on art and professional topics; writings; printed material; artwork, including political cartoons and figurative sketches; and photographs of Pollock, his family and friends, and his work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, muralist, and educator Charles Pollock measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1875 to 1994. Found within the papers are biographical materials; family and personal correspondence; subject files on art and professional topics; writings; printed material; artwork, including political cartoons and figurative sketches; and photographs of Pollock, his family and friends, and his work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1945-1988 (7 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1927-1994 (1 linear foot; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1931-1988 (0.8 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Writings, 1935-1965 (2 folders; Box 2)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1930-1990 (4 folders; Box 2)

Series 6: Artwork, 1925-1949 (0.7 linear feet; Box 3, OV 5-8)

Series 7: Photographic Materials, 1875-1987 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, muralist, and educator Charles Pollock (1902-1988) lived and worked in East Lansing, Michigan, New York City, Detroit, and Paris, France and painted in a social realist style early in his career before transitioning to abstract works in the 1940s. He is also the eldest brother of the abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock.

Born in Denver, Colorado to Stella McClure and LeRoy Pollock, Pollock received his early art training at the Otis Institute in Los Angeles, California. In 1926, he moved to New York City to attend the Art Students League where he studied under Thomas Hart Benton, with whom Jackson also studied after joining Charles in New York in 1930. In New York, he met and married his first wife, Elizabeth Feinberg Pollock, in 1931.

Pollock moved to Washington, D.C. in 1935 to work for the Resettlement Administration, and after two years, accepted a position as the political illustrator for the United Automobile Workers' newspaper in Detroit. After a short stint as the illustrator and layout editor for the paper, Pollock served as the supervisor of the Michigan WPA Mural Painting and Graphic Arts division from 1938 to 1942.

Upon completion of a three panel mural for Michigan State University in 1942, Pollock was invited to join the faculty of the art department, where he taught lettering, printmaking, typography, and design. During his twenty-five year tenure at the University, he also served as a book designer for the University's Press and continued to develop his abstract painting style. He met and married his second wife, Sylvia Winter Pollock, in 1957. Pollock served as the University of Pennsylvania's artist in residence in 1965 and 1967, and was the recipient of a National Foundation of Arts Grant (1967) and a Guggenheim Grant (1967-1968). The Pollocks moved to Paris in 1970, where Charles died of complications from a stroke in 1988.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Elizabeth Feinberg Pollock memoirs and the Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers.
Separated Materials:
Nine works of art included in the 1975 gift from Elizabeth Pollock were transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, formerly the National Collection of Fine Arts, in 1976.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 1975 by Pollock's first wife, Elizabeth Feinberg Pollock, with assistance from Charles Pollock on the selection of items. Additional materials were donated in 1988 by his second wife, Sylvia Winter Pollock. From 1991 to 1994, Elizabeth Pollock gifted additional correspondence and photographs to the Archives.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Charles Pollock papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- France  Search this
Muralists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Muralists -- Michigan  Search this
Painters -- Michigan  Search this
Topic:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art teachers -- Michigan  Search this
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Cartoons (humorous images)
Citation:
Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pollchar
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Gertrude Kasle Gallery records, 1949-1999, bulk, 1964-1983

Creator:
Gertrude Kasle Gallery (Detroit, Mich.)  Search this
Subject:
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Jenkins, Paul  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Goodman, Brenda Joyce  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Tall, Bill  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Goodnough, Robert  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Kasle, Gertrude  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Natkin, Robert  Search this
Goodyear, John L.  Search this
Bontecou, Lee  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Todd, Mike  Search this
Schmidt, Julius  Search this
Grosman, Tatyana  Search this
Shapiro, Babe  Search this
Kasle/Colby Art Consultants  Search this
Universal Limited Art Editions (Firm)  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5704
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208540
AAA_collcode_gertkasl
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208540
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1905-1984

Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Bill  Search this
Maddox, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray Kaiser  Search this
Forge, Andrew  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Kadish, Reuben  Search this
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Wasserman, Tamara E.  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Rouche, Burton  Search this
Gruen, John Jonas  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Miller, Daniel  Search this
Miller, Robert  Search this
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper)  Search this
Wright, William  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Glaser, Jane R.  Search this
Valliere, James  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Burckhardt, Rudy  Search this
Isaacs, Reginald R.  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
Cavaliere, Barbara  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
McCoy, Sanford  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso A.  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Video recordings  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8943
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211129
AAA_collcode_polljack
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211129
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Edward Dugmore papers

Creator:
Dugmore, Edward, 1915-  Search this
Names:
Drake University  Search this
Abend, George  Search this
Arnold, Anne, 1926-  Search this
Brandt, Warren, 1918-  Search this
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Copley, Alfred L.  Search this
Crehan, Hubert  Search this
Day, Lucien B., 1916-  Search this
Drexler, Rosalyn  Search this
Grillo, John, 1917-  Search this
Harris, Harvey, 1915-1999  Search this
Hultberg, John, 1922-  Search this
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Kaldis, Aristodimos, 1899-1979  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Morris, Kyle  Search this
Pace, Pam  Search this
Pace, Stephen, 1918-  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Weber, Hugo, 1918-1971  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1937-1993
Summary:
The papers of painter and instructor Edward Dugmore measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1937-1993. Found within this small collection are biographical materials, scattered business and financial records, notes, a file concerning the Drake University Summer Session, printed material, and photographs. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence exchanged with art critic Hubert Crehan and artist colleagues including George Abend, Ernie Briggs, Herman Cherry, Lucien Day, Harvey Harris, Reuben Kadish, Mary Fuller McChesney, and Clyfford Still.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter and instructor Edward Dugmore measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1937-1993. Found within this small collection are biographical materials, scattered business and financial records, notes, a file concerning the Drake University Summer Session, printed material, and photographs. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence exchanged with art critic Hubert Crehan and artist colleagues including George Abend, Ernie Briggs, Herman Cherry, Lucien Day, Harvey Harris, Reuben Kadish, Mary Fuller McChesney, and Clyfford Still.

Printed materials include clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and press releases. Photographs are of artwork, Dugmore, and colleagues, including Lewin Alcopley, Anne Arnold, Warren Brandt, Ernest Briggs, Herman Cherry, Hubert Crehan, Lucien Day, Rosalyn Drexler, John Grillo, John Hultberg, Reuben Kadish, Aristodemus Kaldis, Kyle Morris, Stephen and Pam Pace, Charles Pollock, Peter Voulkos, and Hugo Weber.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1948-1993 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1943-1992 (Box 1, 2; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, circa 1951-1972 (Box 2; 2 folders)

Series 4: Notes, circa 1969-1980 (Box 2; 1 folder)

Series 5: Drake University Summer Session File, 1972-1973(Box 2; 5 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1937-1993 (Box 2; 25 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1960-1983 (Box 2; 9 folders)
Biographical Note:
Edward Dugmore (1915-1996) was a painter and arts instructor working in New York, San Francisco, Illinois, and Maryland.

Edward Dugmore was born in 1915 in Hartford Connecticutt, the son of Walter and Ellen Spragg Dugmore. Dugmore received a four year scholarship to study painting at Hartford Art School from 1934 to 1938. In 1938, he also married Edith Oslund. He briefly studied lithography and etching under Thomas Hart Benton at the Kansas City (Missouri) Art Institute in 1941. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, he returned to New York City. From 1946 to 1948, he taught painting and drawing at St. Joseph's College in West Hartford, Connecticut.

In 1948, Dugmore moved to San Francisco and began two year's study of art under the G.I. Bill at the California School of Fine Arts, were he befriended Clyfford Still and Ernest Briggs. He co-founded the artists' collaborative Metart Gallery, where he had his first solo exhibition in 1950.

From 1951 to 1952, Dugmore studied at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, earning a master's degree in fine arts. In 1952, he moved back to New York City where he had solo exhibitions at the Stable Gallery over the following three years. He also had solo exhibitions at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York and Cleveland during the 1960s.

Between 1961 and 1962, Dugmore was Visiting Artist at the University of Southern Illinois, and in 1970, he was Visiting Artist at the Des Moines Art Center and Drake University. From 1964 to 1974, he taught painting and drawing part time at the Pratt Institute, and in 1965, he was Artist-in-Residence at the Montana Institute of Fine Arts, sponsored by a Ford Foundation Grant. From 1973 to 1982, he taught part time at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dugmore's paintings are in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Walker Art Center, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Edward Dugmore died in 1996 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art is a transcribed oral history interview with Edward Dugmore conducted by Tram Combs in 1994.
Provenance:
The Edward Dugmore papers were donated in several increments between 1980 to 1993 by the artist.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Edward Dugmore papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Edward Dugmore papers, 1937-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dugmedwa
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Reuben Kadish papers

Creator:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Names:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966  Search this
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Neininger, Urban  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Tully, Judd  Search this
Extent:
7.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
1851-1995
bulk 1913-1995
Summary:
This collection, which measures 7.9 linear feet and dates from 1851 to 1995 (bulk 1913-1995), documents the life and career of muralist, sculptor, and educator Reuben Kadish. The papers contain biographical material, letters, personal business records, an exhibition file, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, photographs, and artifacts.
Scope and Content Note:
The Reuben Kadish papers measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1995 with the bulk of the material dating from 1913 to 1995. The collection documents the life and career of muralist, sculptor, and educator Reuben Kadish and contains biographical material, letters, personal business records, an exhibition file, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, photographs, and artifacts.

Biographical material, 1938-1992, includes résumés and personal identification items. Letters are from friends and colleagues including Herman Cherry, Philip Guston, Hilaire Hiler, Jules Langsner, Urban Neininger, Charles Pollock, and Jackson Pollock. One letter from the Leonard Stark family contains a small photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Personal business records, 1952-1995, consist of legal documents, including estate papers for Ida and Reuben Kadish, and financial records. The only specific exhibition file documents the 1990 exhibition Reuben Kadish: Works from 1930 to the Present at the New Jersey State Museum in 1990.

Notes include unbound notes on mural painting, printmaking, sculpture, and other art-related topics, and handwritten translations by William H. Thomson of thirty classic texts by Homer, Horace, and Demosthenes. Writings, 1975-1992, consist of an autobiographical manuscript by Kadish, and typescripts concerning Kadish and other art-related topics by other authors including Dore Ashton, Herman Cherry, Howard Conant, and Judd Tully.

Artwork, undated and 1981-1992, includes a hundred sketches and seventeen watercolors by Kadish, and a drawing for DIG (Archeology) by Barbara Kadish. Printed material relates primarily to exhibitions for Kadish and others but also includes a baseball program autographed by Darryl Strawberry. Photographs include prints of Kadish and other artists working on murals, and photographs picturing family and friends.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series, based on type of material. Although acquired as a gift before the rest of the collection was loaned to the Archives of American Art in 1998, eight photographs are described in Series 9: Photographs, with those included in the 1998 loan.

Each series is arranged chronologically, except Series 2: Letters and Series 6: Writings, which are arranged alphabetically according to the surname of the writer.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1992 (box 1, 3 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1934-1995, undated (boxes 1-3, 2.5 linear ft.)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1952-1995 (boxes 3-4, 37 folders)

Series 4: Exhibition File, 1989-1991 (box 4, 1 folder)

Series 5: Notes, 1851-1853, 1937-1992, undated (boxes 4-5, 35 folders)

Series 6: Writings, 1963-1992, undated (box 5, 14 folders)

Series 7: Artwork, 1981-1992, undated (box 5, sol 10, 8 folders)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1934-1993, undated (boxes 5-7, 76 folders)

Series 9: Photographs, 1913-1992, undated (boxes 7-9, sol 10, 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 10: Artifacts, undated (box 9, 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Reuben Kadish was born in Chicago on January 29, 1913. His father and mother were from Latvia and the Ukraine respectively.

In 1921, the family moved to East Los Angeles, California, where Kadish studied painting under Lorser Feitelson. During this time, he befriended Jackson Pollock and Philip Guston, who attended the Manual Arts High School.

During a trip to New York City in 1930, Kadish was impressed with the modern art, especially the work of the Surrealists, which he saw there. Upon his return to Los Angeles the following year, Kadish attended the Otis Art School, the Stickney School of Art in Pasadena, and Los Angeles City College. He also shared a studio with Philip Guston.

In 1933, Kadish, Guston and Jules Langsner were apprenticed to Mexican muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros. Their most notable work being the mural "Triumph of Good Over Evil", at the University of Morelia in Mexico. During the next three years, the three young artists collaborated on painting murals in California and Mexico. After another visit to New York, Kadish was invited to San Francisco by Bill Gaskin to head the art division of the WPA project there, a position he occupied until 1940.

From 1940, Kadish worked as a coppersmith and welder at the Bethlehem Steel Works in San Francisco until 1942, when he joined the Army as a member of the War Artist Unit, serving in India and Southeast Asia during World War II. In 1944, he rejoined his wife Barbara in the Bay Area, but they soon returned to New York City, where Kadish worked for Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17. In the summer of 1945, the Kadish painted with Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in a shared Long Island house on Slow's Point in Amagansett.

In 1946, the Kadishes moved to a dairy farm in Vernon, New Jersey, where they supported themselves by farming until 1957. A catastrophic fire in the studio destroyed most of Kadish's paintings in 1947, causing him to turn his interest to creating sculpture.

After teaching art and design at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art in 1957, Kadish taught sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1958-1959. In 1960, he began his thirty-year teaching career at Cooper Union, which ended only a few months before his death on September 20, 1992 in Manhattan.
Related Material:
Other resources relating to Reuben Kadish in the Archives of American Art include an oral history interview with Kadish, April 15, 1992.
Provenance:
The eight photographs on Reel 5660 were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1984 by Reuben Kadish. The other material on Reels 5655-5660 was lent for filming in 1998 by Morris and Ruth Kadish, brother and sister-in-law of Reuben Kadish, and executors of his estate, and subsequently donated to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm.
Rights:
The Reuben Kadish papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California  Search this
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, bulk 1913-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kadireub
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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General

Collection Creator:
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1988
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Pollock papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pollchar, Subseries 2.2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photographs of Charles Pollock and Family

Collection Creator:
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 8-9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1875-1960
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in Box 4, Folder 1.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Pollock papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Photographs of Charles Pollock and Others

Collection Creator:
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1938-1987
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in Box 4, Folder 2.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Pollock papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Extent:
7 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1988
Scope and Contents:
Biographical materials include autobiographical summaries, a Pollock family tree, a chronology of events in Pollock's life, employment related correspondence, and a transcript of a 1979 interview with Paul Sporn concerning the Federal Art Project in Michigan.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged by document type.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Pollock papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Pollock papers, 1875-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pollchar, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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