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Ronald Joseph sketchbooks, circa 1951-1972, bulk 1951-1952

Catalog Data

Joseph, Ronald, 1910-1992  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
This microfilm collection consists of two of African American abstract painter Ronald Joseph's sketchbooks. One sketchbook is dated 1951-1952. The other contains a dated collage from 1972, but the bulk of the work probably dates from the 1950s.
Ronald Joseph sketchbooks, circa 1951-1972, bulk 1951-1952. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reel 4392 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Ann Gibson after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Ronald Joseph (1910-1922) is an St. Kitts-born African American abstract painter. He moved to New York City around 1920-1921 and participated in the Works Progress Administration mural project and the Harlem Artists Guild. He received a Rosenwald Fellowship and studied art in Peru for two years, then studied in Paris under the G.I. Bill. Joseph moved to Brussels, Belgium in 1956, where he continued his artistic career.
Language Note:
English .
Sketchbooks were lent by Ronald Joseph through art historian Ann Gibson in 1990.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Sketches & Sketchbooks
African American
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art