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Weinrib, David, 1924-2016  Search this
Frank, Mary  Search this
Weinrib, Joann  Search this
Pfaff, Judy  Search this
Von Rydingsvärd, Ursula  Search this
Acconci, Vito  Search this
Coyne, Petah  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Pratt Institute. Sculpture Garden  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.28 Gigabytes; 4.6 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as four series Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1970-2015 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Project Files, circa 1968-2011 (2.9 linear feet; Box 1-3, OV 5-6; 28.2 megabytes; ER01-ER03) Series 3: Printed Material, circa 1950-2010 (0.6 linear feet; Box 3-4) Series 4: Photographic Material, circa 1970-2010 (0.9 linear feet; Box 4, OV 6)
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. Use of born digital records requires advance notice.
The papers of multimedia sculptor, curator, and instructor David Weinrib measure 4.6 linear feet and date from circa 1950-2015. The collection documents Weinrib's life and career through a small amount of biographical material, project files, and printed and photographic material. Project files make up the bulk of the collection and document Weinrib's teaching at Black Mountain College, his curation of the Pratt Sculpture Park, and an extensive project that he undertook with his second wife, JoAnn Weinrib, in 1998 titled "Sculptors in Their Environments." This project file includes photographic documentation of numerous artists working in their studios including Vito Acconci, Louise Bourgeois, Petah Coyne, Mary Frank, Judy Pfaff, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and many others.
David Weinrib papers, circa 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Biography Note:
David Weinrib (1924-2016) was a sculptor, ceramicist, and instructor who worked primarily in New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New Work, Weinrib attended Brooklyn College before receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University. Weinrib taught pottery at the Craft Institute at Black Mountain College from 1952-1953 with his first wife Karen Karnes. In the 1960s, Weinrib began experimenting in a variety of media and exhibited at the Howard Wise Gallery. He continued to work in different media through the decades including cast resin, cut paper, acrylic collages, and photography through collaboration with his second wife, JoAnn Weinrib. Weinrib taught at Pratt Institute for thirty years and also curated the Pratt Sculpture Park, which displays over fifty works on the urban campus. He is the recipient of numerous National Endowment for the Arts grants as well as Guggenheim and Fulbright grants. Weinrib's work is in the collections of the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Language Note:
Collection is in English
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 by Abel Weinrib, David Weinrib's son.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art