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Edward Biberman papers, 1939-1985

Creator:
Biberman, Edward, 1904-1986  Search this
Biberman, Edward, 1904-1986  Search this
Subject:
Biberman, H. J. (Herbert J.)  Search this
Wayne, June  Search this
White, Charles  Search this
Hopkins, Henry  Search this
Warshaw, Howard  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9417
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211615
AAA_collcode_bibeedwa
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211615
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Edward Biberman papers

Creator:
Biberman, Edward, 1904-1986  Search this
Names:
Biberman, H. J. (Herbert J.)  Search this
Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009  Search this
Warshaw, Howard  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1939-1985
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Edward Biberman measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1939 to 1985. The papers document Biberman's career in Los Angeles through correspondence with friends and colleagues; writings such as speeches and articles; sound recordings and related documents for his "Dialogues in Art" television program, including recordings featuring Henry Hopkins, Howard Warshaw, June Wayne, Charles White, and others; and lectures and interviews with other educators or for television programs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Edward Biberman measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1939 to 1985. The papers document Biberman's career in Los Angeles through correspondence with friends and colleagues; writings such as speeches and articles; sound recordings and related documents for his "Dialogues in Art" television program, including recordings featuring Henry Hopkins, Howard Warshaw, June Wayne, Charles White, and others; and lectures and interviews with other educators or for television programs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1939-1985 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Writing, 1947-1978 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: "Dialogues in Art" Records, 1966-1969 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Lectures, Interviews, and Event Records, 1965-1978 (1.0 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Artwork, 1942 (0.1 linear feet; OV 3)
Biographical / Historical:
California painter and educator Edward Biberman (1904-1986) was known for his stylized portraits and history-inspired murals.

Biberman was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Between 1929 and 1936 he lived in New York City where he became acquainted with muralist Diego Rivera and decided to focus on creating murals. He moved to Los Angeles in 1936 where he was commissioned to create murals for the city's downtown U.S. Post Office and Courthouse.

Biberman was also an educator who taught at the Art Center School in Los Angeles, lectured widely on art, and hosted television shows including "Dialogues in Art" from 1967 to 1968.

Biberman was married to sculptor Sonija Dahl Biberman (1910-2007) for 51 years. His brother, Herber J. Biberman, was a film director who was imprisoned for contempt of congress by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Edward Biberman conducted by Betty Hoag, April 15, 1964.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming 106, frames 151-601. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Edward Biberman papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Sonija Dahl Biberman in 1987.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Educators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Edward Biberman papers, 1939-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bibeedwa
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw914c2df65-0fc4-48de-aa80-7953eed35f64
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bibeedwa

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