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Creator:
Baziotes, William, 1912-1963  Search this
Baziotes, Ethel, 1917-2017  Search this
Subject:
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Halper, Nathan  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Sievan, Maurice  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Canaday, John  Search this
Castano, Giovanni  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Hélion, Jean  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Schwabacher, Ethel  Search this
Bernshṭin, Me'ir  Search this
Blesh, Rudi  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Kamrowski, Gerome  Search this
Licht, Michel  Search this
Paneth, Donald  Search this
Ruiz-Picasso, Maya  Search this
Lee, Francis P.  Search this
Matta  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Baziotes, Ethel  Search this
Baziotes, Harry  Search this
Motherwell, Maria  Search this
Zulieta, Orlando  Search this
Baziotes, Christos  Search this
Peterson, Charles  Search this
Ricci, F.  Search this
Schumm, Gertrud  Search this
Vazakas, Byron  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Kootz Gallery (N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
6.3 Linear feet
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1933-1982 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-1988 (Boxes 1-2; 1 linear feet) Series 3: Writings, circa 1950-1992 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet) Series 4: Printed Material, 1944-1992 (Boxes 2-7, 9; 4.1 linear feet) Series 5: Photographs, circa 1900-1979, bulk 1940-circa 1963 (Boxes 7-9; 0.7 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The papers of New York City abstract expressionist painter William Baziotes and his wife Ethel measure 6.3 linear feet and date from circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980. The collection includes William Baziotes biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs. The papers of Ethel Baziotes consists of correspondence mostly dated after her husband's death regarding exhibitions of his work, along with limited biographical material and writings.
Citation:
William and Ethel Baziotes papers, circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The majority of this collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels N70-21, N70-24, 347, and 4984-4985 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
The interview with Harry and Constance Baziotes was digitized for research access and is available at Archives of American Art offices.
Biography Note:
William Baziotes (1912-1963) was an abstract expressionist painter in New York City. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Baziotes moved to New York City in 1933, where he studied painting at the National Academy of Design, 1933-1936. He participated on the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project as a teacher, 1936-1938, and painted for the Easel Painting Project, 1938-1940.
Provenance:
The William and Ethel Baziotes papers were donated by Ethel Baziotes, widow of William Baziotes, in several installments from 1969 to 1993.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8872
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211057
AAA_collcode_baziwill
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211057