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Deem, George, 1932-2008  Search this
Sassu, Antonio  Search this
Molesworth, Charles  Search this
Liedtke, Walter A.  Search this
Komar, Vitaly  Search this
Andrews, Benny  Search this
Wiener, Sam  Search this
Rosenblum, Robert  Search this
Bal, Mieke  Search this
Copy, Richard  Search this
Dydo, Ulla E.  Search this
Evans, John  Search this
Fattal, Simone  Search this
Guilliatt, Lee  Search this
William, Patricia  Search this
Tanning, Dorothea  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Lazlo, Jean-Noel  Search this
Wheeler, Arthur K.  Search this
Vermeer, Johannes  Search this
Nancy Hoffman Gallery  Search this
New Britain Museum of American Art  Search this
Allan Stone Gallery  Search this
Pavel Zoubok Gallery  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
18.2 Linear feet; 10.71 Gigabytes
The collection is arranged as 9 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-circa 2013 (Boxes 1-2; 1.8 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1954-2013 (Boxes 2-6; 4.8 linear feet) Series 3: Writings, 1978-2012 (Box 6; 0.2 linear feet) Series 4: Subject Files, circa 1960-circa 2013 (Boxes 6-8; 1 linear feet) Series 5: Project Files, 1952-circa 2013 (Boxes 8-13, Box 20; 5.0 linear feet, ER01-ER02; 3.60 GB) Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1960-circa 2013 (Boxes 13-15; 1.4 linear feet) Series 7: Printed Material, 1966-circa 2013 (Boxes 15-16, OV 21; 1.1 linear feet) Series 8: Photographic Materials, 1904-circa 2013 (Boxes 16-17, Box 20; 1.1 linear feet) Series 9: Addition to the George Deem Papers, 1957-2015 (Boxes 17-19; 1.8 linear feet, ER03-ER04; 7.12 GB)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of painter, writer, and dancer George Deem measure 18.2 linear feet and 10.71 GB and date from 1904-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-2008. The collection documents Deem's path from Midwestern farm child to New York City artist and teacher who specialized in recreating works of great masters, especially Johannes Vermeer. Correspondence, exhibition files, subject files, project files, writings by and about Deem, printed and digital material and photographic materials all show the trajectory of Deem's development as an artist.
George Deem papers, 1904-2015, bulk 1960-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Biography Note:
George Deem (1932-2008), a New York City based painter was best known for his original reinterpretations of the works of master painters. Raised on an Indiana farm, Deem showed an early interest in art and after graduating from Vincennes University in 1952 enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His studies were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army. He completed his program at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1955.
Language Note:
Collection is in English. Some records are in Dutch, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
The George Deem papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2013 and 2015 by Ronald Vance, executor of the George Deem estate.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
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Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
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Archives of American Art