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Oral history interview with Henry Tyler Hopkins, 1980 Oct. 24-Dec. 17

Interviewee:
Hopkins, Henry T. (Henry Tyler), 1928-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Chamberlin, Wesley  Search this
Subject:
Kline, Franz  Search this
Miyashiro, Ron  Search this
Blum, Shirley Neilsen  Search this
Bereal, Edmund  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Goode, Joe  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Price, Kenneth Martin  Search this
Copley, William Nelson  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Fort Worth Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12844
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213228
AAA_collcode_hopkin80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213228
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Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2018, bulk 1950-2005

Creator:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-2019  Search this
Subject:
Bury, Pol  Search this
Paris, Harold Persico  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Baykam, Bedri  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Chatzes, Demetres  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Lindner, Richard  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Tinguely, Jean  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Petlin, Irving  Search this
Chase-Riboud, Barbara  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Bergman, Ciel  Search this
Benton, Fletcher Chapman  Search this
Beckmann, Max  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Christo  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)Art Council  Search this
University of California, Berkeley.University Art Museum  Search this
College Art Association (U.S.)  Search this
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Political cartoons  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Art  Search this
Authors  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Pop art  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)  Search this
Environmental art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8464
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210640
AAA_collcode_selzpete
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210640
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Oral history interview with Gene Crain, 1999 March 7-May 22

Interviewee:
Crain, E. Gene, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Anderson, Susan  Search this
Subject:
Dike, Phil  Search this
Sheets, Millard Owen  Search this
Brandt, Rex  Search this
Walt Disney Productions  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Depressions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11603
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)221216
AAA_collcode_crain99
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_221216
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Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970

Creator:
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Subject:
Stella, Frank  Search this
Fahlström, Öyvind  Search this
Paxton, Steve  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Childs, Lucinda  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Hay, Deborah  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Kron, Joan  Search this
Rainier, Yvonne  Search this
Moore, Peter  Search this
McElroy, Robert R.  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Finkelstein, Nat  Search this
Rosenquist, James  Search this
Oldenburg, Patty  Search this
Bontecou, Lee  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Provinciali, Michele  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Novick, Elizabeth  Search this
Greenberg, Jeanine  Search this
Scull, Ethel  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Sabol, Audrey  Search this
Reed, Lou  Search this
Mulas, Ugo  Search this
Schute, Terry  Search this
Grisi, Laura  Search this
Chamberlain, John Angus  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Sisler, Mary  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
Redon, Odilon  Search this
Schapira, Ileana  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Whitman, Robert  Search this
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Artforum  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
Velvet Underground (Musical group)  Search this
Amsterdam (Netherlands).Stedelijk Museum  Search this
University of California (1868-1952)  Search this
Art Gallery of Ontario  Search this
Centro de Artes Visuales (Instituto Torcuato Di Tella)  Search this
Once Group  Search this
Galerie Rive Droite  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Expo 67  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Lithographs
Drawings
Interviews
Transcripts
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Curators  Search this
Educators  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Authors  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Theater  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7165
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209301
AAA_collcode_soloalan
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209301
Additional Online Media:

Mel Ramos papers, 1959-1984

Creator:
Ramos, Mel, 1935-2018  Search this
Subject:
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Wesselmann, Tom  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Works of art
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Painters  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13505
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208776
AAA_collcode_ramomel
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208776

Oral history interview with Elaine Sturtevant, 2007 July 25-26

Interviewee:
Sturtevant, Elaine, 1930-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lobel, Michael  Search this
Subject:
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Deleuze, Gilles  Search this
Givaudan, Claude  Search this
Kiefer, Anselm  Search this
Maenz, Paul  Search this
Obrist, Hans Ulrich  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Foucault, Michel  Search this
Reynolds, Anthony  Search this
Ropac, Thaddäus J.  Search this
Kosuth, Joseph  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Kittleman, Udo  Search this
Ruf, Beatrix  Search this
Galerie J  Search this
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Salzburg, Austria)  Search this
Anthony Reynolds Gallery  Search this
Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)  Search this
Bianchini Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Video art  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13622
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)271790
AAA_collcode_sturte07
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_271790

Oral history interview with George Earl Ortman, 1963 Sept. 19-Nov. 5

Interviewee:
Ortman, George Earl, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Richard Brown, 1912-2002  Search this
Subject:
Wise, Howard  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Ward, Eleanor  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Brodie, Gandy  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12057
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212062
AAA_collcode_ortman63
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212062

Oral history interview with Bernar Venet, 1968 January 23

Interviewee:
Venet, Bernar, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fesci, Sevim  Search this
Subject:
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art teachers  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13044
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214203
AAA_collcode_venet68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214203

Oral history interview with Brice Marden, 1972 Oct. 3

Interviewee:
Marden, Brice, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Kertess, Klaus  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Schueler, Jon R.  Search this
Kay, Reed  Search this
Vicente, Esteban  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Pollack, Reginald M.  Search this
Boston University  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Postmodernism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11908
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211975
AAA_collcode_marden72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211975

Oral history interview with Edward Ruscha, 1980 October 29-1981 October 2

Interviewee:
Ruscha, Edward, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12887
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212272
AAA_collcode_ruscha80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212272
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Hultberg, 1968 Nov. 11

Interviewee:
Hultberg, John, 1922-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12322
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212363
AAA_collcode_hultbe68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212363

Oral history interview with Michael and Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, 2001 March 8-April 17

Interviewee:
Frimkess, Michael, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Rosen, Clara  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Clay Art Center  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
University of California, Berkeley.Dept. of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Potters  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13128
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226187
AAA_collcode_frimke01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_226187
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Joe Goode, 1999 Jan. 5-2001 Apr. 12

Interviewee:
Goode, Joe, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Philosophy  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12385
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226272
AAA_collcode_goode99
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_226272
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert Arneson, 1981 August 14-15

Interviewee:
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Jones, Mady  Search this
Subject:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Ceramics sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11807
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212219
AAA_collcode_arneso81
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212219
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Vija Celmins, 2009 February 11-October 15

Interviewee:
Celmins, Vija, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Julia K., 1951-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15807
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)289310
AAA_collcode_celmin09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_289310
Additional Online Media:

Phillip C. Hefferton papers, 1963-1981

Creator:
Hefferton, Phillip C. (Phillip Conrad), 1933-  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Photographs
Works of art
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9009
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211198
AAA_collcode_heffphil
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211198

Interview with Madeleine Martin

Creator:
Martin, Madeleine, 1922-1991  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Martin, Madeleine  Search this
Smith, Hassel Wendell  Search this
California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
San Francisco, Calif.
Date:
1965
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15110
See more items in:
Mary Fuller McChesney papers, 1949-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15110

Los Angeles to New York : Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971 / James Meyer, with Paige Rozanski and Virginia Dwan

Title:
Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971
Dwan Gallery: Los Angeles to New York, 1959-1971
Author:
Meyer, James Sampson 1962-  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Rozanski, Paige  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Publisher:
National Gallery of Art (U.S.) Publishing Office  Search this
University of Chicago Press  Search this
Host institution:
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.) History  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.) History  Search this
Physical description:
408 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
California
Los Angeles
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2016
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Women art dealers  Search this
Women art patrons  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1067002

Robert Moskowitz / Ned Rifkin

Author:
Moskowitz, Robert 1935-  Search this
Rifkin, Ned  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Moskowitz, Robert 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
20th century
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Abstract impressionism  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.M8977 H6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_372113

Peter Howard Selz papers

Creator:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-  Search this
Names:
College Art Association of America  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) (Faculty)  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
University of California, Berkeley. University Art Museum  Search this
Baykam, Bedri, 1957-  Search this
Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950  Search this
Benton, Fletcher, 1931-  Search this
Bergman, Ciel, 1938-  Search this
Bury, Pol, 1922-2005  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Chase-Riboud, Barbara  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Christo, 1935- (Running fence)  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hadzi, Dimitri, 1921-2006  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Lindner, Richard, 1901-  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Paris, Harold, 1925-  Search this
Petlin, Irving, 1934-  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Tinguely, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
31.5 Linear feet
0.696 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Date:
1929-2014
bulk 1950-2005
Summary:
The papers of art historian and writer Peter Howard Selz measure 31.5 linear feet and 0.696 GB and date from 1929 to 2018, with the bulk of the materials from 1950 to 2005. The papers document Selz's long career via correspondence, writings, professional files, project files, membership and association records, artists' research files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed and digital materials, and nine scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and writer Peter Howard Selz measure 31.5 linear feet and 0.696 GB and date from 1929 to 2018, with the bulk of the materials from 1950 to 2005. The papers document Selz's long career via correspondence, writings, professional files, project files, membership and association records, artists' research files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed and digital materials, and scrapbooks.

Correspondence is with colleagues, artists, museums, and galleries concerning a wide variety of topics, including exhibitions and publications. The bulk of the correspondence consists of alphabetical files (two linear feet) that includes correspondence with artists. Notable correspondents include Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, Gordon Onslow Ford, Alberto Giacometti, Morris Graves, Philip Guston, Dimitri Hadzi, Jacques Lipchitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Jean Tinguely, and others. Eight additional files of chronological correspondence is with curators, arts organizations, and publishers. Additional correspondence is found in the professional files, project files, membership files, artists' research files, and exhibition files.

The bulk of the writings series is comprised of files related to Selz's books and includes typescript drafts and galleys, printed and digital material, correspondence, and publishing contracts. Files are found for Art in Our Times, Art of Engagement, Beyond the Mainstream, and Theories of Modern Art. Other writings consist of drafts of articles, essays, notes, and lectures by Selz. Also included are writings by others, including materials related to Paul Karlstrom's biography of Selz.

Professional files document curatorial and teaching positions at the Chicago Institute of Design, Pomona College, University of California, Berkeley, and the Museum of Modern Art. The series includes contracts, recommendations, syllabi, and correspondence.

Project files document Selz's professional work on specific art projects, panels, and symposiums. There is extensive documentation of Selz's work as project director of Christo's Running Fence, as well as other environmental art work projects by Christo, the Berkeley Art Project, Disney Art Project, "Funk Art" symposium, and the "Art and Politics in the 20th Century" symposium. Project files contain a wide variety of materials, such as correspondence, printed material, financial records, reports, photographs, and other documents. There are 2 tape reels, 1 VHS, and 1 sound cassette.

Membership and association records document Selz's involvement with or membership in various art councils, trustee boards, such as the College Art Association, Art in Chicago Advisory Committee, Bay Area Rapid Transit (B.A.R.T.) Art Council, and the San Francisco Crafts and Folk Art Museum Advisory Board, among others. Materials include meeting minutes, bulletins, correspondence, and memoranda.

Artists' Research Files consist of a wide variety of research materials Selz compiled about artists for lectures, writings, projects, exhibitions, etc. Files vary and may include original and photocopied correspondence, photographic material, resumes, printed and digital material, and writings. There is also 1 sound cassette. Files are found for Bedri Baykam, Max Beckmann, Fletcher Benton, Ciel Bergman, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Bruce Conner, Jean Dubuffet, Lyonel Feininger, Leon Golub, Dimitri Hadzi, Rico Lebrun, Harold Paris, Irving Petlin, among many others.

Exhibition files include catalogs, reviews, clippings, writings, correspondence, and other material documenting exhibitions organized by Selz. Limited materials are found for the MOMA Art Nouveau exhibition. More extensive documentation is found for Seven Decades of Modern Art, 1895-1965, The Joint Show (1967), The American Presidency in Political Cartoons (1976), American Modern Art Between the Two World Wars (1979), German Realism in the Twenties: Artist As Social Critic (1980), Twelve Artists from the German Democratic Republic (1989), a Richard Lindner Retrospective (1996), Spaces of Nature (1999), Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000 (2000), and a Nathan Oliviera Retrospective (2002), among others. Some of the materials are in digital format.

Personal business records are related to the Mark Rothko estate and Kate Rothko's legal case against Marlborough Gallery, Inc. Also included in this series are Peter Selz's school transcripts, bequests, royalty statements, house designs, and other material.

Printed materials include clippings, prints of articles written by Peter Selz, exhibition announcements and invitations, and photocopies of artwork images.

There are nine disbound scrapbooks dating from the 1940s up through 2012 containing clippings, exhibition announcements, and photographs of art events, Selz, and artists. This series also includes materials from the 2018 addition that may have previously been compiled in binders.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 10 series. When possible the original order of Peter Selz was maintained. However, multiple accessions were merged and integrated.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-2013 (2.3 linear feet; Box 1-3, Box 37)

Series 2: Writings, 1942- circa 2014 (8.3 linear feet; Box 3-10, OV 32, Box 37, 0.035 GB; ER01, ER12)

Series 3: Professional Files, 1949-2012 (1 linear feet; Box 11, Box 37)

Series 4: Project Files, 1962-2015 (2.8 linear feet; Box 12-14, OV 33, Box 37)

Series 5: Membership and Association Records, 1958-2014 (1.1 linear feet; Box 14-15, Box 37)

Series 6: Artists' Research Files, 1955-2014 (7.9 linear feet; Box 15-22, OV 34-35, 0.520 GB; ER02-ER08)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1959-2014 (5.2 linear feet; Box 23-27, Box 38, 0.093 GB; ER09-ER11)

Series 8: Personal Business Records, 1929-2014 (1.2 linear feet; Box 28-29, OV 36, Box 38)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1957-2014 (0.3 linear feet; Box 29, Box 38)

Series 10: Scrapbooks, 1947-2018 (1.4 linear feet, Box 29-31, Box 38)
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Howard Selz (1919-2019) was a pioneering historian of modern art, professor, and writer who taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-1988 and founded and directed the Berkeley Art Museum from 1965-1973.

Selz was born in 1919 in Munich, Germany to Eugene Selz and Edith Drey Selz. In 1936, the family fled Nazi Germany and immigrated to the United States. Selz attended Columbia University from 1937 to 1938 and became a naturalized citizen in 1942. During World War II, Selz served in the U.S. Army in the Office of Strategic Services. He married writer Thalia Cheronis in 1948 but they later divorced in 1965; he married several times afterwards.

After the war, Selz attended and taught at the University of Chicago where he received a Ph. D. in German Expressionism. He spent a year in Paris, 1949-1950, at the Sorbonne and École du Louvre on a Fulbright grant. He received a second Fulbright grant in 1953 to study at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Belgium. From 1953-1955, Selz also taught at the Chicago Institute of Design.

In 1955 Peter Selz accepted a position to chair the art history department at Pomona College in Claremont and relocated to California for a few years. He also became director of the college's art gallery.

In 1958 Selz moved to New York City to become curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art and was there through the transformative mid-1960s. While at MOMA, he organized several significant exhibitions of modern art, including the 1960 Jean Tinguely "Homage to New York," a sculpture that destroyed itself (and started a fire) in the sculpture garden of the museum; New Images of Man (1959), the Art Nouveau show (1960), and the Art of Assemblage (1961). He also launched important retrospectives, including the first Rodin retrospective in the United States and a comprehensive exhibition of Alberto Giacometti's work in 1965.

In 1965, Peter Selz returned to California to become the founding director of the Berkeley Art Museum at the University of California, Berkeley, a position he held until 1973. He organized exhibitions of Funk, film, and ceramicists like Peter Voulkos and Robert Arneson. Peter Selz later became project director for Christo's "Running Fence", the 24.5-mile long fabric fence over the Marin County hills in 1976. He also served concurrently as a professor of art history at UC until retiring in 1988.

Peter Selz was a member of the College Art Association's board of directors for two terms, 1958-1964 and 1966-1971. Selz is a prolific writer, and the author or co-author of numerous books, exhibition catalogs, and articles. Notable books include German Expressionist Painting (1957), Art in a Turbulent Era (1965), Art in Our Times (1981), and Sam Francis (1975).

In 1988 Peter Selz was named emeritus professor at University of California, Berkeley. In 1993 he was on the acquisitions committee of the Museums of Fine Arts, San Francisco. In 2012, Selz curated The Painted Word exhibition. Selz died in 2019 in Albany, California.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds oral history interviews of Peter Selz conducted by Paul J. Karlstrom on July 28, 1982, October 12, 1982, and November 3, 1999.
Provenance:
The Peter Howard Selz papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Peter Selz in multiple installments from 1976 through 2014. Additional papers were donated in 2018 by Gabrielle Selz, Peter Selz's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Peter Howard Selz 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.
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Citation:
Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2018, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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