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Alex Rosenberg Gallery

Collection Creator:
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1984
Collection Restrictions:
ACCESS RESTRICTED: Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access requires written permission from The James Brooks and Charlotte Park Brooks Foundation. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
James Brooks and Charlotte Park papers, 1909-2010, bulk 1930-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Brooks and Charlotte Park papers / Series 7: Personal Business Records / Gallery Records
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Archives of American Art
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Ilse Getz papers

Creator:
Getz, Ilse, 1917-  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Photographs
Date:
1928-1999
Summary:
The papers of collage artist Ilse Getz measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1928 through 1999, with the bulk of the papers dating from circa 1947-circa 1990. Her personal life is reflected through biographical material including a genealogy of the Bechhold family; marriage and death certificates; and writings that include journals, artist statement, poems and notes. The collection contains letters from friends, artists, collectors, and museum and art gallery representatives; exhibition files; and printed material relating to Getz's exhibitions. Also found are photographs, slides and transparencies of artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of collage artist Ilse Getz measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1928 through 1999, with the bulk of the papers dating from circa 1947-circa 1990. Her personal life is reflected through biographical material including a genealogy of the Bechhold family; marriage and death certificates; and writings that include journals, artist statement, poems and notes. The collection contains letters from friends, artists, collectors, and museum and art gallery representatives; exhibition files; and printed material relating to Getz's exhibitions. Also found are photographs, slides and transparencies of artwork.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1934-1996 (Box 1, OV 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Letters, circa 1950-1999 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, circa 1944-1990 (Box 1, 2, 4; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1928-1987 (Box 2, 4; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1956-1990 (Box 2, 3, 4, OV 5; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1940-1985 (Box 3; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Ilse Getz (1917-1992) was born in Nuremberg, Germany and immigrated to the U.S. in 1933. She studied at the Art Students League with George Grosz and Morris Kantor and at the Ozenfant School. Getz was a collage and construction artist active from the 1950s through the 1980. She exhibited at several galleries in New York City including the Bertha Schaefer Gallery and Rosenberg Gallery.

During her childhood, Ilse Getz (nee Bechhold) had been uprooted both from home and country. She was first displaced in 1929, when she was sent to Hamburg to live with her sister after her father committed suicide. In 1933, Ilse and her sister left Nazi Germany, and traveled to Italy, Spain, Cuba, and Mexico. Ilse joined immediate family in New York. In 1937, Ilse married lawyer David Getz and settled in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Three years later she had a child and became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

In 1942, while visiting her sister in Mexico, Getz created her first oil painting. Upon returning to New York, Ilse continued her artistic exploration and studied with George Grosz and Morris Kantor at the Art Students League. By 1945, Getz had already held her first solo exhibition at the Norlyst Gallery in New York.

Getz traveled extensively throughout her life, incorporating the experiences in her work. During 1947-1948, she traveled and worked in Europe, visiting Switzerland, France, Spain and Portugal among other countries before retiring for four months in Guaruja, Brazil. She destroyed most of the artwork created during that period and returned to New York City.

During the summer of 1956, Getz taught and exhibited at the Positano Art Workshop in Italy along with Piero Dorazio. She repeated the experience two years later. In 1958, Getz married her second husband, artist Manoucher Yektai. The following year, Getz and Yektai went to Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York after having received fellowships to the artists' community.

In 1960, Getz was commissioned by Richard Barr to create the set for Eugene Ionesco's play, The Killer. The venue was the Seven Arts Theater in New York City and she completed the set in five days. Getz spent the next two years in Paris where she was represented by the Iris Clert Gallery; she exhibited in France, Germany and England. In 1962, Getz returned to New York City and maintained a studio on the Upper East Side. Getz married for the third time in 1964 to Gibson Danes who was then the Dean of Yale School of Art and Architecture. The couple lived in New York and Connecticut, and eventually settled in Newtown, Connecticut.

Getz participated in national and international exhibitions and in solo and group shows. Her collages and constructions incorporate items such as dolls, toys, birds, eggs, playing cards, and game boards. In 1978, retrospective exhibitions of Getz's work were held at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, New York and in her native city at the Kunsthalle Nürnberg. Retrospective exhibitions were also held in 1980 at the Goethe House and Alex Rosenberg Gallery.

Later in life, Getz suffered from advanced Alzheimer's disease. In 1992, Gibson Danes, fearful that he would no longer be able to properly care for his wife, took both his life and that of Ilse Getz. They were found dead in their garage from acute carbon monoxide toxicity after breathing the fumes of their idling car.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2001 by Patricia Getz-Gentle, the daughter of Ilse Getz.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Collagists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Photographs
Citation:
Ilse Getz Papers, 1928-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.getzilse
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Ilse Getz Recent Works: Boxes, Constructions and Collages (1980), Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York, New York

Collection Creator:
Getz, Ilse, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1978-1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Ilse Getz Papers, 1928-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ilse Getz papers
Ilse Getz papers / Series 3: Exhibition Files
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Archives of American Art
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Ilse Getz: Key West Winters, Newtown Summers (1982), Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York, New York

Collection Creator:
Getz, Ilse, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1982-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Ilse Getz Papers, 1928-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ilse Getz papers
Ilse Getz papers / Series 3: Exhibition Files
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Archives of American Art
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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Getz, Ilse, 1917-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Box 2, 3, 4, OV 5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1956-1990
Scope and Contents:
Printed material contains announcements, invitations, solo and group exhibition catalogs, and clippings pertaining to Getz's artistic career. Also included are posters for exhibitions in which Getz participated with a monograph of the Artist's Christmas Cards which features a reproduction of Getz's work.

Included within the material are an acquisitions report from Dartmouth College Museums & Galleries and an annual report from the Wadsworth Atheneum, which list the gift of Getz's work to the institutions. Also found are group exhibition catalogs including Collage International: From Picasso to the Present, Contemporary Arts Museum, 1958; Cinquante Ans de "Collages" Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, 1964; and Grandes Femmes Petits Formats, Micro-Salon 1974, inscribed by Iris Clert-Christofle. Solo exhibition catalogs include Ilse Getz, Collage Paintings, Tibor Nagy Gallery, 1962; Ilse Getz, Paintings, Collages, Constructions Neuberger Museum, and Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 1978; and Ilse Getz, Boxes, Collages, & Constructions Alex Rosenberg Gallery and Goethe House, 1978, among others. Magazine and newspaper clippings include reviews of Getz's work by Larry Campbell, Henry Lehmann. Virginia Mann, Vivien Raynor, and Sidney Tillim.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Ilse Getz Papers, 1928-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.getzilse, Series 5
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Henry Moore, Helaine Blumenfeld : a British dialogue : from Perry Green to Cambridge : sculpture, drawings, prints

Author:
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Blumenfeld, Helaine  Search this
Alex Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Blumenfeld, Helaine  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([5] pages) : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1985
[1985]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634962

Alex Rosenberg Gallery [Folder]

Additional name:
Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_101945

Eye music : new images / by Gordon Parks

Author:
Parks, Gordon 1912-2006  Search this
Alex Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Gordon 1912-2006  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : col. ill. ; 20 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Color photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .P385 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821364

The Candace series, recent paintings and drawings : February 18-March 20, 1982 / Ann Chernow

Title:
Ann Chernow, the Candace series
Author:
Chernow, Ann 1936-  Search this
Bianchi, Robert Steven 1943-  Search this
Alex Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Chernow, Ann 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
[4] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
[1982]
Call number:
N6537.C475 A4 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_700104

Four from Carnegie-Mellon : Douglas Cooper, William H. Haney, Herbert T. Olds, Mark Mentzer, June 8-July 13, 1984

Author:
Cooper, Douglas 1946-  Search this
Haney, William H. 1950-  Search this
Mentzer, Mark 1951-  Search this
Olds, Herbert T. 1937-  Search this
Alex Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Cooper, Douglas 1946- Exhibitions  Search this
Haney, William H. 1950- Exhibitions  Search this
Mentzer, Mark 1951- Exhibitions  Search this
Olds, Herbert T. 1937- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6535.P5 F6 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_635274

Howard Kanovitz, recent work, March 25-April 24, 1982, Alex Rosenberg Gallery

Title:
Howard Kanovitz
Author:
Kanovitz, Howard  Search this
Merkert, Jörn  Search this
Alex Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Kanovitz, Howard Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
8 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
Call number:
N6537.K26 A4 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636150

Conrad Marca-Relli, homage to la belle epoque : new works : October 5-31, 1983

Title:
Homage to La Belle Epoque
Author:
Marca-Relli, Conrad 1913-2000  Search this
Alex Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Marca-Relli, Conrad 1913-2000  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
[1983]
Call number:
N6537.M36 A4 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636175

Dalì

Title:
Memories of surrealism
Salvador Dali, memories of surrealism
Author:
Dalí, Salvador 1904-1989  Search this
Alex Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Dalí, Salvador 1904-1989  Search this
Physical description:
11 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1985
Call number:
NB813.D3 A4 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637288

Sheila Elias, 1986 : Alex Rosenberg Gallery New York, New York; Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, Virginia; Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, California; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina / [catalog Kathleen Monaghan] ; all photographs by Grey Crawford

Author:
Elias, Sheila  Search this
Crawford, Grey  Search this
Monaghan, Kathleen  Search this
Alex Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Elias, Sheila Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), ports. ; 20 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
1986?]
Call number:
N6537.E498 A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643982

Lila Katzen : sculpture returns to the garden : [exhibition] Alex Rosenberg Gallery, NYC, Nov. ll - Dec. ll, 1982

Title:
Sculpture returns to the garden
Author:
Katzen, Lila  Search this
Oehme, Wolfgang 1930-  Search this
Van Sweden, James 1935-  Search this
Svendsen, Louise Averill  Search this
Alex Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Katzen, Lila  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
[1982]
Call number:
NB237.K34 A4 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_664070

Moore, the new work : working models, maquettes, reliefs, drawings, etchings, lithographs, April 24-June 4, 1983, Alex Rosenberg Gallery, Transworld Art

Author:
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Henry Moore Foundation  Search this
Alex Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : chiefly ill., port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
C1983
Call number:
N40.1.M82 A3m
N40.1.M82A3m
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_201531

Howard Kanovitz : [recent work, March 25 - April 24, 1982, Alex Rosenberg Galleries, Transworld Art ... New York]

Author:
Kanovitz, Howard  Search this
Alex Rosenberg Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
[1982?]
Call number:
N40.1.K174 A3
N40.1.K174A3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_162792

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