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Martin H. Bush papers

Creator:
Bush, Martin H.  Search this
Names:
ACA Galleries  Search this
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art  Search this
Wichita State University -- Faculty  Search this
Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006  Search this
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Hanson, Duane  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Richard, 1916-1992  Search this
Trova, Ernest T., 1927-  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Witkin, Isaac  Search this
Extent:
5.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
1948-2012
bulk 1970-2008
Summary:
The papers of Martin H. Bush measure 5.1 linear feet and date from 1948-2012, with the bulk of the material dating from 1970-2008. The collection documents Bush's career as an art historian, educator, consultant, and gallery director through biographical material, correspondence, interviews, subject files, a scrapbook, and printed material. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection that includes one VHS tape, "American Art Forum: Martin Bush, October 27, 1988."
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Martin H. Bush measure 5.1 linear feet and date from 1948-2012, with the bulk of the material dating from 1970-2008. The collection documents Bush's career as an art historian, educator, consultant, and gallery director through biographical material, correspondence, interviews, subject files, a scrapbook, and printed material. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection that includes one VHS tape, "American Art Forum: Martin Bush, October 27, 1988."

Biographical material includes curriculum vitae, a certificate of discharge from the United States Army Reserve, and a lifetime membership certificate from the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art. Most of the correspondence is personal in nature and consists of letters between Bush and his colleagues at Wichita State University and the Ulrich Museum of Art, friends, and family members. Martin H. Bush's interviews on videocassette with artists and other figures in the art world include Benny Andrews, Duane Hanson, Ivan Karp, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, and Arnold Newman.

Subject files primarily document Martin H. Bush's activities as an art dealer and consultant and contain auction house sales and files on individual artists, including Richard Pousette-Dart, Robert Goodnough, Ernest Trova, and Isaac Witkin. Source files include illustrated letters by John Von Wicht and a folder on Samuel Beckett's correspondence with Bush that includes three holograph letters and one typescript letter from Beckett. A small amount of material references Bush's tenure as director of the ACA Gallery. Photographic materials are also included.

A scrapbook contains news clippings and excerpts of newsletters covering Bush's career at Wichita State University. Printed material includes books, an educational brochure, exhibition catalogs, and a memorial booklet.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1956-2008 (Box1, OV 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1984-2012 (Box 1; 0.8 linear ft.)

Series 3: Interviews, circa 1970-1994 (Boxes 1-2; 1 linear ft.)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1963-2012 (Boxes 2-4; 2 linear ft.)

Series 5: Scrapbook, 1971-2000 (Box 4; 1 folder)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1948, 1964-circa 2000 (Box 4, 0.25 linear ft.)

Series 7: Unprocessed addition, 1988 (Box 4)
Biographical / Historical:
Martin H. Bush is an art historian, educator, consultant, and gallery director.

Bush received a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Albany in 1958. From 1963-1965, he taught at Syracuse University, where he earned his Ph.D in History in 1966. Bush also served as the University's Assistant Dean for Academic Resources from 1965-1970. During this time, Martin H. Bush was also a consultant to the New York State Education Department.

From 1970-1974, Martin H. Bush was the Vice President of Academic Resource Development at Wichita State University, a position created for him by the University's President, Clark Ahlberg. In this post, Bush established a special collections department at Ablah Library and the Ulrich Museum of Art. Bush was also a consultant to several major corporations in Wichita, including Fourth Financial Corporation, Range Oil Company, and American Diversified Real Estate. In 1974, in recognition of Bush's contribution to the museum, the University opened the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection. Bush has been involved in the acquisition of major pieces of outdoor sculpture from such well-known artists as Chaim Gross, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Juan Miró, Louise Nevelson, and George Rickey. In 1989, Bush moved to New York City, where he continued his work as an art consultant. From 1992-1993, he was President of the ACA Gallery.

Martin H. Bush has published many books and articles on artists as well as contributed essays for exhibition catalogs. In the 1970s-1980s, Bush interviewed major artists for public television and radio programs in Wichita, among them Benny Andrews, Isabel Bishop, Richard Pousette-Dart, and Theodoros Stamos. Martin H. Bush's honors and awards include the George S. Patton Medal by the government of Luxembourg for his essay, "Ben Shahn: The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti," 1969; "Outstanding Educator" by the Kansas Art Education Association, 1979; and the Wichita Arts Council Award, 1984.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2013 by Martin H. Bush. An unprocessed addition to the collection was donated by Lisa Bush Hankin in 2016.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Martin H. Bush 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:
Educators  Search this
Consultants  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Martin H. Bush papers, 1948-2012, bulk 1970-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bushmart
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bushmart

Ernest Trova retrospective

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-2009  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-2009  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
Call number:
N6537.T7 A4 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_913482

Ernest T. Trova

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Hanover Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1966
1966?]
Call number:
N40.1.T837 H2
N40.1.T837H2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194408

Artist slain: picture yearbook 1973. Trova 1947/1972: other works/other times. Editor: James Ropiequet Schmidt

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (chiefly illus.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
C1973
Call number:
N40.1.T837 S3
N40.1.T837S3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_31594

Trova: the profile cantos

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. illus. 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1973
[1973]
Call number:
N40.1.T837 P2t
N40.1.T837P2t
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_346224

Trova : the seated figure series / [text by David Bourdon]

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Bourdon, David  Search this
ACA Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
[11] p., viii leaves of plates : col. ill., port. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
C1990
Call number:
N40.1.T837 A16 1990
N40.1.T837A16 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_409749

Trova : contemporary sculpture [exhibition] February 5 through June 30, 1991

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Philharmonic Center for the Arts  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
[19] p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
Call number:
NB237.T67 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636416

Trova: recent sculpture

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1976
C1976
Call number:
NB237.T67 A4 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639082

E. Trova, the poet series/table figures : [exhibition], March 28-19 April, 1980, the Pace Gallery / [text by Udo Kultermann]

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Kultermann, Udo  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
[19] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1980
C1980
Call number:
NB237.T67 A4 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639368

Ernest Trova : falling man, poets, pyramids, gox / Ernest Trova

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Yares Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
[1986?]
Call number:
NB237.T67 A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640279

Ernest Trova : recent work, April 14-May 19, 1989

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Philip Samuels Fine Art (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
15 p., one fold-out : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
Call number:
NB237.T67 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643719

Trova; selected works, 1953-1966, by Lawrence Alloway

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence 1926-1990-  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1966
[1966]
Call number:
N40.1.T837 A4
N40.1.T837A4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687

Ernest Trova; sculptures, paintings [and] silkscreens

Title:
Trova
Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio ([10] p., 8 plates) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1971
[1971]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774647

Trova : November 5-27, November, 1982

Title:
Bronze poets
Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-2009  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-2009  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([12] p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
[1982]
Call number:
NB237.T67 A4 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976700

Ernest Trova / by Martin H. Bush

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Bush, Martin H  Search this
Colarado State University  Search this
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
132 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1977
C1977
Call number:
N40.1.T837 B9
N40.1.T837B9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_113022

Ernest Trova : Study Falling Man, 1963-1987 : eine Monographie / Corinna Heitmüller

Author:
Heitmüller, Corinna 1955-  Search this
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
404 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Human figure in art  Search this
Multiple art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.T837 H4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_470746

Ernest Trova : selections, 1954-1973 : January 12 to March 3, 1974, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona / [introduction by Udo Kultermann]

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Kultermann, Udo  Search this
Phoenix Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p., [26] leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1974
Call number:
NB237.T67 A4 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638630

Ernest Trova : sculptures, constructions and machines : further studies/falling man series, 1963-1964

Author:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
May, Morton D (Morton David) 1914-1983  Search this
Famous Barr Co. (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
[34] p. : chiefly ill., port. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
[1964?]
Call number:
NB237.T67 A4 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639959

Trova. [Exhibition at Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zürich, 15 May - 27 June 1970 and at Hanover Gallery, London, 24 March - 1 May, 1970

Author:
Gimpel & Hanover Galerie  Search this
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Hanover Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged; chiefly illus.) 22 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1970
1970?]
Call number:
N40.1.T837G4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_92208

Trova / Udo Kultermann

Author:
Kultermann, Udo  Search this
Subject:
Trova, Ernest T. 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
219 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
Call number:
N40.1.T837 K9
N40.1.T837K9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_90769

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