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Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Bannard, Walter Darby  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Davis, Gene  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Fuller, Peter  Search this
Avedisian, Edward  Search this
Goodnough, Robert  Search this
Hosaisson, Philippe  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel  Search this
Pepper, Beverly Stoll  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Bush, Jack  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Baziotes, William  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Smith, Kimber  Search this
Wisenski, Kurt  Search this
Feeley, Paul  Search this
Olitski, Jules  Search this
Dorazio, Piero  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Moffett, Kenworth W.  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Truitt, Anne Dean  Search this
Solomon, Deborah  Search this
Connolly, Cyril  Search this
Caro, Anthony  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E. (Epstein)  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Waddington, Leslie  Search this
O'Faolin, Nuala  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Sander, Ludwig  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
American Committee for Cultural Freedom  Search this
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Physical Description:
8.6 linear ft.
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: Restricted Material, 1963-1983 (Boxes 9-11; 1.2 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Material on estate of David Smith; loan agreements, 1963-1974; a selection of documents concerning sales; and correspondence with Peter Fuller and Nuala O'Faolain: ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of influential New York art critic Clement Greenberg measure 8.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1983. The bulk of the papers (7 feet) consists of letters from art critics, artists, family, friends, galleries, and museums, with some letters from Greenberg.
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.
Related Materials:
Clement Greenberg loaned papers for microfilming on reels N69-91, N70-7, and N737 between 1968-1969. Most, but not all, of these papers were later donated by Greenberg.
The Portland Art Museum holds Clement Greenberg's private art collection as well as a library of exhibition catalogs.
Biography Note:
Clement Greenberg (1909-1994) was an art critic from New York, N.Y. Greenberg was a highly influential critic of the 1940s who advocated the formal purity of flatness in modernism. Greenberg studied at the Art Students League and at Syracuse University.
Language Note:
Five percent of the letters are in French.
Clement Greenberg donated his papers in several accretions between 1984 to 1991; portions had initially been lent for microfilming, 1968-1969.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Archives of American Art