The collection is arranged as 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1971-2008 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.) Series 2: Chronological Files, 1950s-2008 (Boxes 1-2; 0.8 linear ft.) Series 3: Writings and Lectures, 2006 (Box 2; 0.1 linear ft.) Series 4: Project Files, 1985- 2007 (Box 2; 0.4 linear ft.) Series 5: Printed Material, 1971-2004 (Box 2; 0.2 linear ft.) Series 6: Artwork, circa 1942, 1960s and 1970s (Box 2; 0.3 linear ft.) Series 7: Photographs, 1980s-2002 (Box 2; 0.1 linear ft.)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of photorealist painter Ronald A. Kleemann papers date from circa 1942-2008 and measure 2.0 linear feet. The papers include chronological files that contain a wide variety of documents, projects files relating to his race car paintings, biographical materials, writings and lectures, printed material, original drawings, and photographs.
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview with Ronald A. Kleemann, 2009 Oct. 11-12, conducted by Judith Richards.
The Photorealist painter Ronald A. Kleemann (b. 1937), who is well known for his renderings of automobiles, currently works and resides in Valatie, New York. Born in Bay City, Michigan, he moved to New York City to pursue art after graduating from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design in 1961. Kleemann is represented by the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY.
Donated by Ronald Kleemann, November 11, 2009.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001