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Creator:
Edge, Doug, 1942-  Search this
Names:
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Digital images
Drawings
Paintings
Photographs
Prints
Screen prints
Sketches
Transcripts
Video recordings
Watercolor paintings
Place:
Monument Valley (Ariz. and Utah)
Date:
circa 1951-2017
Summary:
The papers of Los Angeles conceptual sculptor, painter, and photographer Doug Edge measure 2.7 linear feet and date from circa 1951 to 2017. The collection includes exhibition and project files, illustrated journals, writings, printed material, photographic material, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Los Angeles conceptual sculptor, painter, and photographer Doug Edge measure 2.7 linear feet and date from circa 1951 to 2017. The collection includes exhibition and project files, illustrated journals, writings, printed material, photographic material, and artwork. Exhibition and project files include correspondence, photographs, slides, transparencies, sketches, writing, clippings, and other printed material related to Edge's exhibitions, projects, and work. This series also includes some biographical material and material related to his student work. Also included in this series are digital videos related to Edge's artwork and exhibitions. Illustrated journals contain drawings, sketches, writings, plans for work and exhibitions, photographs, etc. Some in the series are primarily image-based, while others have more text. Writings include a statement written by Doug Edge in 2017 and a transcript, in scroll format, of a lecture by Robert Irwin at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1974. Printed material includes exhibition announcements; exhibition catalogs; the magazines Eclipse and Forum; clippings; posters; and a copy of James Turrell's syllabus and course materials for a course taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Photographic material includes photographs Edge took on a trip with James Turrell to Monument Valley and Lake Powell; photographs and digital photographs of works of art; and oversized photographs related to his exhibitions. Artwork includes sketches, drawings, watercolors, silk screen prints, paintings, and other works of art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in six series. Series 1: Exhibition and Project Files, circa 1951-2017 (Box 1; 1 linear foot, ER01; 10 files, 4.36 GB) Series 2: Illustrated Journals, 1968-2010 (Box 2; 1 linear foot) Series 3: Writings, 1974, 2017 (Box 3; 2 folders) Series 4: Printed Material, 1963-1997, 2009-2016 (Boxes 3-4; 0.3 linear feet, OV 5) Series 5: Photographic Material, 1962-1987, 2003-2017 (Box 4; 2 folders, OV 5, ER02; 138 files, 0.44 GB) Series 6: Artwork, 1962-1984, 2002, 2007 (Box 4; 1 folder, OV 5)
Biographical / Historical:
Doug Edge (1942- ) is a conceptual sculptor, painter, and photographer in Los Angeles, California. Edge was a member of the acrylic movement in the late 1960s. He was an original faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) from 1969 to 1971, and taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1974 to 1985. Edge began showing his work in the late 1960s and continues to produce and exhibit work. He has shown at Mizuno, Cirrus, Earl McGrath, and Track 16 Galleries, among many others.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Doug Edge in 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of electronic records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Conceptual artists -- California  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Photographers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Powell, Lake (Utah and Ariz.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Digital images
Drawings
Paintings
Photographs
Prints
Screen prints
Sketches
Transcripts
Video recordings
Watercolor paintings
Citation:
Doug Edge papers, circa 1951-2017, bulk 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.edgedoug
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-edgedoug