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Creator:
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Subject:
Smith, David  Search this
Smith, Kimber  Search this
Solomon, Deborah  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Truitt, Anne  Search this
Waddington, Leslie  Search this
Wisenski, Kurt  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
O'Faolin, Nuala  Search this
Olitski, Jules  Search this
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Sander, Ludwig  Search this
Moffett, Kenworth  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E.  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Hosaisson, Philippe  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Goodnough, Robert  Search this
Fuller, Peter  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Feeley, Paul  Search this
Emmerich, AndrĂ©  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel  Search this
Dorazio, Piero  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Connolly, Cyril  Search this
Davis, Gene  Search this
Bush, Jack  Search this
Caro, Anthony  Search this
Bannard, Walter Darby  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Baziotes, Ethel  Search this
Avedisian, Edward  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
American Committee for Cultural Freedom  Search this
Type:
Transcripts
Interviews
Etchings
Photographs
Reports
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
8.6 Linear feet
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1950s-1983 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 2: Business and Financial Records, 1940-1983 (Box 1; 12 folders) Series 3: Correspondence, 1937-1983 (Boxes 1-8; 7 linear feet) Series 4: Artwork, 1973 (Box 8; 1 folder) Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1967-1983 (Box 8; 3 folders) Series 6: Printed Material, 1950-1982 (Box 8; 2 folders) Series 7: David Smith Estate Materials (Boxes 9-11; 1.2 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Some of the collection is ACCESS RESTRICTED: documents relating to the estate of David Smith; some correspondence with Peter Fuller, Nuala O'Faolain, and the Greenberg family; and sale and loan agreements (Boxes 9, 10, and 11). Contact the reference staff for more information about permission to use this portion of the collection.
Summary:
The papers of art critic, author, and lecturer Clement Greenberg measure 8.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1983. The bulk of the collection consists of letters from art critics, artists, family, friends, galleries, and museums. Notable correspondents include Jack Bush, Anthony Caro, Richard Diebenkorn, Friedel Dzubas, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Charles Pollock, Jules Olitski, David Smith, and Anne Truitt among others. Also found are biograpical materials, personal business and financial records, an etching by Kurt Wisneski, printed materials, and two reports by Greenberg concerning his travels.
Citation:
Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of this collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels N69-91, N70-7, and N737 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.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
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:
The Portland Art Museum holds Clement Greenberg's private art collection as well as a library of exhibition catalogs. The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels N69-91, N70-7, and N737). Most, but not all, of these papers were later donated by Greenberg. Loaned materials not donated at a later date remain with the lender and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Biography Note:
Clement Greenberg was a highly influential art critic working in New York City from the 1940s through the 1960s. He was an advocate of modern art, particulary the abstract expressionist movement, and one of the first critics to recognize the significance of Jackson Pollock's work.
Language Note:
The collection is in English and French.
Provenance:
Clement Greenberg initally lent material for microfilming in 1968-1969. He donated most of this material with additional papers in several accretions between 1984 to 1991.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art criticism -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Japan  Search this
Art -- India  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11085
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211173
AAA_collcode_greeclep
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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