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Interview with Hans Richter

Creator:
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976  Search this
Varian, Elayne H. (Elayne Hanley), 1913-1987  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
circa 1968
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12312
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Exhibition records of the Contemporary Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12312

Institute of Contemporary Arts records

Creator:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Meridian House Foundation  Search this
People-to-People (Organization)  Search this
United States. Veterans Administration  Search this
Albers, Anni  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990  Search this
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962  Search this
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965  Search this
Fangor, Wojciech, 1922-  Search this
Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977  Search this
Giampietro, Alexander  Search this
Gordimer, Nadine  Search this
Graves, Robert, 1895-1985  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Hawkins, Erick  Search this
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963  Search this
Jahn, Janheinz  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Raine, Kathleen, 1908-2003  Search this
Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968  Search this
Richman, Robert  Search this
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976  Search this
Sage, Kay  Search this
Tanguy, Yves, 1900-1955  Search this
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963  Search this
Extent:
36 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
School records
Date:
1927-circa 1985
bulk 1947-1967
Summary:
The records of the Washington, D.C. arts and educational organization, Institute of Contemporary Arts, measure 36 linear feet and date from 1927-circa 1985, with the bulk of the material spanning the organization's active years, 1947-1967. The collection documents the arts and cultural programming organized by the ICA through correspondence, artists' files, program and exhibition files, administrative and financial records, printed materials and photographs. Also found are administrative, student, and teacher records of the ICA school; records of the Fine Arts Committee of the People-to-People Project; and some personal papers of the ICA's founder, Robert Richman.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Washington, D.C. arts and educational organization, Institute of Contemporary Arts, measure 36 linear feet and date from 1927-circa 1985, with the bulk of the material spanning the organization's active years, 1947-1967. The collection documents the arts and cultural programming organized by the ICA through correspondence, artists' files, program and exhibition files, administrative and financial records, printed materials and photographs. Also found are administrative, student, and teacher records of the ICA school; records of the Fine Arts Committee of the People-to-People Project; and some personal papers of the ICA's founder, Robert Richman.

Robert Richman's professional and personal relationships with numerous artists and writers which the ICA hosted in D.C. are documented in Correspondence and Artists' Files. Correspondence files include letters from Joseph and Anni Albers, Alfred Barr, e.e. cummings, Alexander Giampietro, Naum Gabo, Walter Gropius, Erick Hawkins, Duncan Phillips, Hans Richter, Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy, and William Carlos Williams. Also found is correspondence with benefactors, board members, and arts organizations regarding exhibitions and administrative details; and with teachers and the Veteran's Administration regarding school issues.

Artists' Files contains mostly incoming and outgoing correspondence, but also found are biographies, exhibition printed materials, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings and scattered portrait photographs. Of interest are files on Aaron Copland, e.e. cummings, T.S. Eliot, Wojciech Fangor, Nadine Gordimer, Robert Graves, Aldous Huxley, Janheinz Jahn, Kathleen Raine, and Sir Herbert Read.

In addition to Correspondence and Artists' Files, materials regarding ICA's programming, such as correspondence with artists and galleries, press releases, shipping records, financial records, printed materials, photographs, inventory and price lists, are found in ICA Program Files.

The ICA and Robert Richman collaborated with numerous arts and international exchange organizations to organize exhibitions, performances, symposium, and to host visiting artists. Materials regarding such collaborations are found in Organizations and includes correspondence, scattered financial records, notes, and printed materials such as bulletins, brochures, schedules, reports, and press releases. This series also includes substantial material related to the Fine Arts Committee of the People-to-People Program, an international exchange initiative of President Dwight D. Eisenhower begun in 1956.

The school's records include correspondence, notebooks (attendance books), teacher files documenting classes and grades, extensive student files and student enrollment cards, mailing lists, class cards, and notes for classes taught by Robert Richman.

Administrative and Financial Files include accounting and banking records, budgets, founding documents, fundraising records, grants records, mailing lists, membership lists, and Meridian House Foundation records.

ICA's programs are also documented by comprehensive printed materials arranged by ICA seasons, 1947-1967. Printed materials include program calendars, exhibition announcements, invitations, membership forms, and press releases. Also found are newspaper clippings and three oversized clippings scrapbooks.

Photographs include black and white photographs and negatives of people, most of whom are unidentified. Robert Richman's personal papers includes personal correspondence, correspondence related to "New Republic," handwritten and typed writings, some bills, and his curriculum vitae.

Unrepresented in this collection are records of ICA's ICONART Collection (Contemporary Arts Archives), an archive of films and tapes of artists' performances, lectures and events held by ICA.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1937, 1944-1980 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 2: Artists' Files, 1943-1967, 1970-1979 (4.9 linear feet; Boxes 3-8)

Series 3: ICA Program Files, circa 1947-1968 (5.2 linear feet; Boxes 8-13, 27)

Series 4: Organizations, 1927, 1940s-1967 (7.3 linear feet; Boxes 13-20, OV 39)

Series 5: ICA School Files, 1945-1953 (7.0 linear feet; Boxes 21-27)

Series 6: Administrative and Financial Files, 1945-1979, 1983 (5.2 linear feet; Boxes 28-33, 38)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1945-1970 (2.9 linear feet; Boxes 33-35, 38)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1930s-1960s, circa 1985 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 35-36)

Series 9: Personal Papers of Robert Richman, 1940s-1980 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 36-37)
Biographical / Historical:
The Washington, D.C. arts and educational organization, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), was founded by poet Robert Richman in 1947 to bring arts and culture to the nation's capital. The school, originally named the King-Smith School of Creative Arts, was redesigned and renamed Institute of Contemporary Arts by Richman in 1948. The school's philosophy was based on Sir Herbert Read's Education Through Art, and provided professional training in painting, sculpture, literature, music, and theater. In addition, the ICA operated an evening school and brought prominent artists and literary figures to the nation's capital for exhibitions, concerts, workshops, lectures, readings, and performances. Teachers at the school included potter Alexander Giampietro, sculptor David Aaron, designers Beatrice Takeuchi and Hubert Leckie, and painter Kenneth Noland.

The school closed in August 1951, but the ICA continued to provide an impressive roster of programs and performances held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and other D.C. institutions, such as exhibitions by Naum Gabo, Bernard Leach, Isamu Noguchi, and Hans Richter; readings by W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, Katherine Anne Porter, and Dylan Thomas; lectures by Charles Eames, Aldous Huxley, Octavio Paz, and Frank Lloyd Wright; and performances by Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, José Limón Dance Company, and Ravi Shankar. The organization also sponsored visiting professorships for international artists and writers, such as Nadine Gordimer, and hosted an annual Congress of Artists and Writers from 1959-1964.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the ICA was successful in securing some large grants to continue and expand its programming and to secure permanent space at the Meridian House Foundation. However, by the late 1960s the organization's programming declined.

ICA founder Robert Richman was a poet and literary editor at New Republic magazine in the early 1950s. He was active in the arts community in D.C. and in international exchange organizations, including the Fine Arts Committee of the People-to-People Project, an initiative started by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the late 1950s. Robert Richman passed away in 1987.
Provenance:
The Institute of Contemporary Arts records were donated by Maida Richman, the wife of the ICA's founder, Robert Richman, in 1986.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Institute of Contemporary Arts records 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:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
School records
Citation:
Institute of Contemporary Arts records, 1927-circa 1985, bulk 1947-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.instcona
See more items in:
Institute of Contemporary Arts records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-instcona
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Rose Fried Gallery Records

Creator:
Rose Fried Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Pinacotheca Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Baertling, Olle, 1911-1981  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975  Search this
Delaunay, Sonia  Search this
Etrog, Sorel, 1933-  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Fried, Rose  Search this
Hendler, Raymond, 1923-  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Morgan, Russell  Search this
Picabia, Francis, 1879-1953  Search this
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976  Search this
Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949  Search this
Xceron, Jean, 1890-1967  Search this
Extent:
8.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1936-1972
bulk 1945-1970
Summary:
The Rose Fried Gallery records measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1972 with the bulk of materials dating from 1945 to 1970. The majority of the collection consists of artists files documenting the gallery's relationship with abstract, modern, and Latin American artists; additional named subject files; and scattered administrative and financial files. Individual artists and subject files contain a wide variety of documentation, such as correspondence, photographs, financial records, and printed materials.
Scope and Contents:
The Rose Fried Gallery records measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1972 with the bulk of materials dating from 1945 to 1970. The majority of the collection consists of artists files documenting the gallery's relationship with abstract, modern, and Latin American artists; additional named subject files; and scattered administrative and financial files. Individual artists and subject files contain a wide variety of documentation, such as correspondence, photographs, financial records, and printed materials.

Scattered administrative records document the founding and history of the Rose Fried Gallery, biographical materials about Rose Fried, as well as scattered administrative correspondence, press releases, and gallery catalogs. There are two sound recordings of interviews with Rose Fried in which she discusses the origins of the Rose Fried Gallery and some of the gallery's shows.

The bulk of the records consist of alphabetical artists' and clients' files documenting the gallery's dealings with individual artists, clients, other galleries, museums, and universities. Contents of individual files vary but may include correspondence, contractual agreements, financial records, printed material, and photographs. A few of the artists represented in the files include Olle Baertling, Joseph Cornell, Ben Cunningham, Sonia Delaunay, Sorel Etrog, John Ferren, Raymond Hendler, Wassily Kandinsky, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Piet Mondrian, Russell Morgan, Francis Picabia, Hans Richter, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, and Jean Xceron, among many others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series.

Series 1: General Administrative Records, 1947-1970 (9 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Artists' and Clients' Files, 1936-1972 (7.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-8, OV 9)
Historical Note:
Rose Fried established the Rose Fried Gallery in the 1940s in New York City, New York. Fried established the gallery when she took over the Pinacotheca Gallery owned by Dan Harris. The Gallery specialized in abstract and modern art, and represented cubists, futurists, Dadaists, and masters of Latin American art. The Rose Fried Gallery was instrumental in introducing the American public to many abstract painters, including Mondrian and Kandinsky. The Gallery remained operational until Fried's death in 1970.
Provenance:
The Rose Fried Gallery Records were donated by Rose Fried and her brother and executor Paul Fried in multiple accretions between 1968 and 1974.
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 access copy also requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Rose Fried Gallery records 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:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Rose Fried Gallery Records, 1936-1972, bulk 1945-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rosefrig
See more items in:
Rose Fried Gallery Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosefrig
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Hans Theo Richter papers, [ca. 1914-1981]

Creator:
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976  Search this
Subject:
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Ernst, Max  Search this
Topic:
Experimental films  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8333
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210505
AAA_collcode_richhans
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210505

Hans Richter. Edited by Cleve Gray

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. illus. (part col.) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971]
Call number:
N40.1.R535 G7
N40.1.R535G7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11498

Hans Richter :[exposizione] 18 gennaio-5 febbraio 1972

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Galleria Il Fauno (Turin, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[14] p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
Call number:
ND588.R487 A4 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637399

Arp, Richter : avril 1965, Galerie Denise René, Paris

Author:
Arp, Jean 1887-1966  Search this
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Galerie Denise René  Search this
Subject:
Arp, Jean 1887-1966  Search this
Richter, Hans 1888-1976 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1965
1965]
Call number:
N40.1.A77 G15 1965
N40.1.A77G15 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_409855

Hans Richter; by Hans Richter ; edited by Cleve Gray

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Physical description:
191 p; illus. (some col.), facsims., ports. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
Call number:
N40.1.R535 G7 1971b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_475624

Hans Richter : 617a mostra del naviglio dal 23 marzo al 10 aprile, 1973

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Galleria del naviglio (Milan, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[12]p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
Call number:
N6888.R5 A4 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637401

Hans Richter, 40 [i.e. quarante] ans de peintures-rouleaux : exposition, Mars 4 - Mars 31, 1960, Galerie Denise René Paris

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Galerie Denise René  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill., ports.; 20 x 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
Call number:
N6888.R5.A4.1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642918

Hans Richter. Introd. by Sir Herbert Read. Autobiographical text by the artist

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Physical description:
131 p. illus. (part col.), facsims., port. 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Germany
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Cinematographers  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Call number:
N6888.R5 A453
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_647953

Opera grafica dal 1902 al 1969 / Hans Richter ; impaginazione, Olivio Galassi ; elaborazione fotografica, Luisa Scarabotto ; realizzazione grafica, Paolo Sacchetta, Giacomo Germondari ; premessa di Roberto Sanesi

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 341 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
Call number:
NC251.R46 A4 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649551

Hans Richter. [Tentoonstelling van zijn schilderijen en films in het] Stedelijk [Museum] A [mster] dam. 10 Mrt.-10 Apr. '61

Author:
Amsterdam (Netherlands) Stedelijk Museum  Search this
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Physical description:
[44] p. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
1961]
Call number:
N6888.R5 A4 1961
N6888.R5 A4 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_654927

Hans Richter : Torino, Galleria civica d'arte moderna, 19 maggio-12 giugno 1962

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Russoli, Franco  Search this
Turin (Italy) Galleria civica d'arte moderna  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Physical description:
86 p. : ill., facsim., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
Call number:
N6888.R5.A4.1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657717

Hans Richter : new living : architecture, film, space / Andres Janser and Arthur Rüegg ; [translation, Steven Lindberg]

Title:
New living
Author:
Janser, Andres  Search this
Rüegg, Arthur 1942-  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Richter, Hans 1888-1976 Neue Wohnung  Search this
Physical description:
125 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Architecture in motion pictures  Search this
Call number:
PN1998.3.R535 H36 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748140

The art of counterpoint : nineteen works by Hans Richter : 21 February-14 April 1988 : Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Neuberger Museum  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[6] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
[1988]
Call number:
N6888.R5 A4 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773540

Hans Richter, 1888-1976, Dadaist, Filmpionier, Maler, Theoretiker

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Kunsthaus Zürich  Search this
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Physical description:
154 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
20th century
Topic:
Dadaism  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.R535 A3
N40.1.R535A3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194130

Hans Richter, dadaismo e astrazione (1909-1923) : dal 10 marzo al 7 aprile 1965 alla Galleria Schwarz, Milano

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Ballo, Guido 1914-2010  Search this
Galleria Schwarz  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Dadaism  Search this
Call number:
ND588.R487 A4 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642919

Hans Richter, 1888-1976 : Dadaist, Filmpionier, Maler, Theoretiker : Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 31. Januar-7. März, 1982, Kunsthaus Zürich, 15. April-23. Mai 1982, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München, 9. Juni -1. August 1982 / [Katalog, Barbara Volkmann mit Rose-France Raddatz]

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Volkmann, Barbara  Search this
Raddatz, Rose-France  Search this
Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Kunsthaus Zürich  Search this
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
154 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
[1982]
Call number:
NX550.Z9 R52 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_656450

Hans Richter : art, 1905-1967 : January 31 through February 24, 1968 / acknowledgement by Elayne H. Varian ; text by Brian O'Doherty

Author:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Finch College Museum of Art Contemporary Study Wing  Search this
Byron Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans 1888-1976 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
1968]
Call number:
N6888.R5.A4.1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657732

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