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Creator:
Constant, George, 1892-1978  Search this
Subject:
Gecan, Vilko  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Davidson, Morris  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Caparn, Rhys  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo  Search this
Eaton, Charles Warren  Search this
Putnam, Wally  Search this
Preston, Georgette  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Landgren, Marchal E.  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Neuberger, Roy R. (Roy Rothschild)  Search this
Carnell, Julia Shaw Patterson  Search this
Perret, Nell Foster  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Audubon Artists  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Carnegie Institute  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Heckscher Museum  Search this
Parrish Art Museum  Search this
Spanish Refugee Aid (Organization)  Search this
Lyman Allyn Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.6 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of modernist painter and printmaker George Constant measure 4.5 linear feet and date from 1912-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1932-1978. They consist of biographical material, inventories of artwork, sound recordings of interviews and statements on art, personal and business related correspondence, greeting cards, printed material, an exhibition-related video recording, and photographs of Constant, his family and friends, and his work. A small portion of the correspondence and printed materials are written in Greek. <br /> Biographical material includes artist statements written and recorded by Constant, two sound recordings of interviews discussing his philosophies on art and his work, inventories of artwork, personal property deeds and legal correspondence, and other miscellaneous material.<br /> Correspondence is predominantly in the form of business and personal letters, postcards, and greeting cards received from family and friends. These include correspondence from Constant's daughter, Georgette Preston, and extended family members. Other frequent personal correspondents include Milton and Sally Avery, Lewis Balamuth, Margaret Brunning, David Burliuk, Nathaniel Burwash, Rhys Caparn, Julia Shaw Patterson Carnell, Phillip Cavanaugh, Morris Davidson, Charles Eaton, Vilko Gecan, Marchal Landgren, Roy Neuberger, Walter Pach, Nell Perret, Constantine Pougialis, Wallace Putnam and Consuelo Kanaga, Hi Simons, and Helen Slosberg. Business related correspondents include Audubon Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Institute, Dayton Art Institute, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Ferargil Galleries, Guild Hall, Heckscher Museum, Lyman Allyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Spanish Refugee Appeal, and the Whitney Museum. Additional business correspondence related to Constant's work with the WPA are also included in the series.<br /> Printed material includes books and booklets on American and Greek art, including a limited print edition of "George Constant," by George Constant, clippings and articles reviewing Constant's work, exhibition announcements and catalogs of Constant's shows, periodicals profiling his artwork, and dance and theater related programs that Constant consulted on. <br /> Photographs are primarily of Constant's artwork, but also include black and white prints of Constant and his family and friends in St. Louis, Missouri., Dayton, Ohio, and in and around his studio in Shinnecock Hills, N.Y. The collection also includes photo stills from his 1965 exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum.
Citation:
George Constant papers, 1912-2007, bulk 1932-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
All of the sound and video recordings in this collection were digitized for research access in 2011 and are available at the Archives of American Art offices. Researchers may view the original cassettes for the archival notations on them, but original cassettes are not available for playback due to fragility.
Biography Note:
George Constant (1892-1978) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
Language Note:
A small portion of the correspondence and printed materials are written in Greek.
Provenance:
The papers of George Constant were donated by the artist in 1969 and 1978. Additional materials were donated in 2001 and 2007 by his daughter Georgette Preston.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9389
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211586
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Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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