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Vytlacil, Vaclav, 1892-1984  Search this
Zalmar  Search this
Manoir, Irving K. (Irving Kraut)  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
Ryder, Worth  Search this
Thurn, Ernest  Search this
Vytlacil, Elizabeth Foster  Search this
Wessels, Glenn A. (Glenn Anthony)  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Day, Worden  Search this
Feigl, Hugo  Search this
Haley, John  Search this
Jensen, Alfred  Search this
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Lazzell, Blanche  Search this
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5.2 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 10 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1885, 1933-1981 (Box 1; 3 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1911-1985 (Boxes 1-2, 7; 2.0 linear feet) Series 3: Business Records, 1912-1982 (Box 3; 11 folders) Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1928-1978 (Boxes 3, 7; 0.9 linear feet) Series 5: Interviews (Sound Recordings), 1974, 1984 (Box 4; 2 folders) Series 6: Artwork, 1921-1952 (Boxes 4, 7; 5 folders) Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1927-1979 (Boxes 4, 7; 4 folders) Series 8: Printed Material, 1912-1990 (Boxes 4-5, 7; 1.3 linear feet) Series 9: Photographs, 1906-1976 (Boxes 6-7; 27 folders) Series 10: Motion Picture Film, circa 1938-1968 (Box FC 8; 1 film reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of abstract painter and art instructor Vaclav Vytlacil date from 1885-1990 and measure 5.2 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials, correspondence primarily discussing art school-related matters and the exhibition and sale of Vytlacil's work, scattered business and financial records, and notes and writings including lecture notes. The papers also contain audio recordings of interviews of Vytlacil and his associates, artwork by Vytlacil and others, four scrapbooks, printed material including clippings and exhibition catalogs, and photographs of Vytlacil, his colleagues, and his artwork.
Vaclav Vytlacil papers, 1885-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Material lent for microfilming is available on 35mm microfilm reel D295 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are oral history interviews with Vaclav Vytlacil, March 2, 1966 and January 10, 1974, and 19 items microfilmed on reel 2016 relating to a 1975 Montclair Art Museum exhibition organized by Worden Day. The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (D295) including correspondence, lecture notes, general notes, clippings, notebooks concerning paintings, photographs of paintings, photographs titled "Vineyard Boats," and two of Mrs. Vytacil's Paris journals. Two dozen of these letters were later donated. All other lent materials remain with the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Biography Note:
Vaclav Vytlacil (1892-1984) was an abstract painter and art instructor who worked primarily in the New York city area. He was also one of the co-founders of the American Abstract Artists group.
Language Note:
English .
Vaclav Vytlacil lent the Archives of American Art materials for microfilming in 1966. Vaclav Vytlacil's daughter, Anne Vytlacil, donated the Vaclav Vytlacil papers in several installments from 1989 to 1993.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art