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Kaplan, Joseph, 1900-1980  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Lozowick, Louis  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Kaplan, Virginia  Search this
Ishigaki, Eitarō  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Ishigaki, Aya  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Wilson, Sol  Search this
United States. Public Works Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.8 Linear feet
The collection is arranged into 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1919-1975 (Box 1, 5, OV 7; 0.3 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1929-circa 1975 (Box 1, OV 7; 0.4 linear feet) Series 3: Personal Business Records, circa 1920-1977 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 4: Printed Material, 1915-1975 (Box 1, 2, 3, OV 7; 2.3 linear feet) Series 5: Artwork, circa 1940-circa 1960 (Box 3, 5; 2 folders) Series 6: Photographic Material, 1917-circa 1975 (Box 4, 6, OV 7; 1.3 linear feet) Series 7: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1940-1950 (Box 8, OV 9; 0.3 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of the painter, photographer, printmaker, and teacher Joseph Kaplan measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1915-1977. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material, specifically exhibition catalogs. Also found are a large number of photographs taken of and by Kaplan. The papers also include biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, and artwork. There is a 0.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes travel slides taken in Mexico and Provincetown, Massachusetts by Joseph Kaplan, circa 1940-1950, and a photograph of Kaplan by Arnold Newman, circa 1950.
Joseph Kaplan papers, 1915-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
307 nitrate negatives donated to the Archives of American Art with the Joseph Kaplan papers have been removed and are stored in off-site storage. Negatives were duplicated onto safety based film and only select prints were made.
Biography Note:
Joseph Kaplan (1900-1980) was a painter, printmaker, photographer, and teacher who worked primarly in New York and Provincetown. He was most active in the 1940s through the 1950s. Earlier in his career he worked on several WPA Federal Art Projects and Treasury Relief Art Projects.
Language Note:
The records are in English.
The Joseph Kaplan papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Marilyn Kearney in 1981. Additional papers were donated by Deborah Meyer in 2021.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Photographers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State)  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art