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Walinska, Anna, 1906-1997  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Hacohen, Bracha  Search this
Littlefield, William Horace  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Walinsky, Louis Joseph  Search this
Beata, Welsing  Search this
Guild Art Gallery  Search this
Travel diaries
Europe -- description and travel
Israel -- description and travel
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.1 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1927-2002 (Box 1; 11 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1949-1995 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet) Series 3: Writings, circa 1935-circa 1983 (Box 1; 8 folders) Series 4: Travel Diaries, 1954-1973 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Material, 1942-2002 (Boxes 1-2; 0.4 linear feet) Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1929-1980 (Boxes 2, 4; 0.5 linear feet) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1929-1963 (Box 3; 5 folders) Series 8: Photographs, circa 1932-1980 (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., research center.
The papers of New York-based painter, teacher and art director Anna Walinska measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2002, with the bulk of material from 1935 to 1980. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, travel diaries, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs.
Anna Walinska papers, 1927-2002, bulk 1935-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2018 and is available on the Archives of American Art website. Materials which have not been digitized include blank pages, blank versos of photographs, and duplicates. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages digitized.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by Rosina Rubin.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has the Guild Art Gallery records, which consists of material related to the gallery that was co-founded by Anna Walinska.
Biography Note:
Anna Walinska (1906-1997) was a New York artist, teacher and gallery director who traveled widely and is most well known for her paintings related to the subject of the Holocaust.
Language Note:
The collection is in English, Hebrew, French, Czech, and Spanish.
The papers were donated by Anna Walinska in two installations in 1976 and 1981. Rosina Rubin, Anna Walinska's niece, made a third donation of material in 2017.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Anna Walinska in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2018, and total 2,432 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Drawing--Study and teaching  Search this
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art  Search this
Painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Asia--Description and travel  Search this
Middle East--Description and travel  Search this
Trinidad and Tobago--Description and travel  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art