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Hans Namuth photographs and papers

Creator:
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Names:
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Yale University. School of Art and Architecture  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-  Search this
Cage, John, 1912-1992  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 -- Photographs  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930- -- Photographs  Search this
Karpel, Bernard, 1911-1986  Search this
Koch, Kenneth, 1925-  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984 -- Photographs  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Navaretta, Cynthia  Search this
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 -- Photographs  Search this
Norman, Dorothy, 1905-1997  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 -- Photographs  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 -- Photographs  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970 -- Photographs  Search this
Shaw, Elizabeth Roberts, 1921-  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009 -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Photographs
Transcripts
Place:
Massachusetts -- Boston
Date:
1945-1985
Summary:
The papers of New York photographer and filmmaker Hans Namuth measure 4.5 linear feet and date from 1945 to 1985. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs taken by Namuth of New York artists. Also included are papers regarding Namuth's film about Alfred Stieglitz and other professional files.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York photographer and filmmaker Hans Namuth measure 4.5 linear feet and date from 1945 to 1985. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs taken by Namuth of New York artists. Also included are papers regarding Namuth's film about Alfred Stieglitz and other professional files.

The first series contains materials related to the planning and production of Namuth's film Alfred Stieglitz, Photographer. Documentation includes articles, correspondence, exhibition materials, grant program request sheets, magazines and catalogs, photo requests, photographs and photographic materials, notes and research, shot lists, script drafts and fragments, interview transcripts, and correspondence. Interviewees include Ansel Adams, Arnold Newman, Aaron Copland, Dorothy Norman, and others.

The second series contains various writings and papers relating to Namuth's professional activities, including Namuth's exhibition at the 1958 Brussels World Fair, business and financial records, papers on The Construction of Boston by Kennth Koch, correspondence, a notebook, and various printed materials. Namuth's correspondence is with James Boynton, Bernard Karpel, the Museum of Modern Art, Cynthia Navaretta, Elizabeth Shaw, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Yale University School of Art and Architecture.

Photographs taken by Hans Namuth depict prominent American (primarily New York-based) artists, architects, writers, musicians, and art critics. Artists are shown in their studios or homes, either at work or posing for the camera, and include Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Lee Krasner, Isamu Noguchi, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, and Andrew Wyeth, among many others. Photographs of other individuals include Marcel Breuer, John Cage, Leo Castelli, Buckminster Fuller, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and others. Also found are photographs of exhibitions, openings, and art-related events from the 1950s and 1960s, such as a traveling Picasso exhibit and a Robert Rauschenberg opening at the Jewish Museum. Most photographs are black and white, but a few color prints are included.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 3 series.

Series 1: Alfred Stieglitz Film Project, 1945-circa 1981 (Box 1, OV 11; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Professional Files, 1953-1985 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Photographs, 1945-1984 (Box 2-10; 3.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Hans Namuth (1915-1990) was a German-American photographer and filmmaker who lived and worked in New York. He was primarily known for his work photographing prominent American artists in the 1950s and 1960s.

Namuth was born in Germany but left for France in 1933 after the rise of the Nazi Party. While in France, he struck up a friendship with fellow German Georg Reisner. From 1935 to 1939, Namuth and Reisner worked together as photographers primarily in Paris. His first works to catch the public's attention came from an assignment in Barcelona that accidentally coincided with the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Following a short internment in Nazi-occupied France, Namuth left for the United States.

After taking photography classes with Alexey Brodovitch, art director of Harper's Bazaar, Namuth met Jackson Pollock at an exhibition in 1950 and asked to photograph the artist at work. His subsequent photographs of Pollock raised both artists' profiles. Namuth would spend the next three decades photographing major New York artists, architects, and art-related events for commission and for his own studio. He directed a number of films in collaboration with Paul Falkenberg and published several books of photographs. Namuth died in Long Island in 1990.
Related Materials:
Also at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Hans Namuth, Aug. 12-Sept. 8, 1971. Additional Hans Namuth papers are located at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona.
Provenance:
The collection was donated 1972-1985 by Hans Namuth.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
All Photographs by Hans Namuth: All requests for image reproductions are to be sent to: Assistant Registrar for Rights & Reproductions; Center for Creative Photography. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Musicians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Transcripts
Citation:
Hans Namuth photographs and papers, 1945-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.namuhans
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Archives of American Art
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Martha Jackson Gallery records

Creator:
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Names:
Anderson, David K., 1935-  Search this
Appel, Karel, 1921-  Search this
Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992  Search this
Benrimo, Tom, 1887-1958  Search this
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985  Search this
Burri, Alberto, 1915-  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence, 1913-  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Honegger, Gottfried, 1917-  Search this
Hultberg, John, 1922-  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Jenkins, Paul, 1923-2012  Search this
Jones, Paul Haller, 1917-  Search this
Kruger, Louise, 1924-  Search this
Leslie, Alfred, 1927-  Search this
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Marini, Marino, 1901-1980  Search this
Nicholson, Ben, 1894-  Search this
Otero Rodríguez, Alejandro  Search this
Pozzatti, Rudy, 1925-  Search this
Richier, Germaine, 1904-1959  Search this
Scott, William, 1913-  Search this
Teshigawara, Sofu, 1900-  Search this
Ting, Walasse  Search this
Extent:
200 Items (ca. 200 items (on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1964
Scope and Contents:
Artists' files, containing mainly correspondence with Jackson and her son David Anderson concerning exhibitions. Some files also contain resumes, price lists, exhibition catalogs, checklists, and receipts. Also included is a letter from John Hultberg, 1963.
Reel D246: Files on: Karel Appel, Francis Bacon, Tom Benrimo, James W. Boynton, Fritz Bultman, Alberto Burri, Lawrence Calcagno, Sam Francis, Gottfried Honegger, John Hultberg, Paul Jenkins, Paul Haller Jones, Louise Kruger, Alfred Leslie, Frank Lobdell, Marino Marini, Ben Nicholson, Alejandro Otero, Rudy Pozzatti, Germaine Richier, William Scott, Sofu Teshigahara, Walasse Ting and others. Included is a file on the Gutai avant-garde artists group of Japan.
Reel 2814: a letter, March 29, 1963, from John Hultberg in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Hultberg writes of the artist colony there, the difficulty of acquiring artist supplies in Mexico, studio arrangements, his sense "of serenity," his plans, and arrangements for an upcoming exhibition at the Martha Jackson Gallery.
Biographical / Historical:
Martha Jackson opened her Gallery in New York City at 22 E. 66th St., moving three years later to 32 E. 69th St. The gallery specialized in modern American and European painting and sculpture, particularly Abstract Expressionists. Her son, David Anderson, worked with Jackson and took over the gallery after her death in 1969.
Related Materials:
Additional Martha Jackson Gallery records are available at the University of Buffalo Art Galleries.
Provenance:
Material on reel D246 was lent for microfilming by the Martha Jackson Gallery, September 1965. One letter from John Hultberg (reel 2814) was donated.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art dealers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Identifier:
AAA.martjack
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-martjack

The New Arts records

Creator:
New Arts (Art gallery)  Search this
Names:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence, 1913-  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Emmerich, André  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Kuhlman, Walter  Search this
Plagens, Peter  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Steinberg, Richard  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1977
Scope and Contents:
Files on artists and people associated with the gallery, including: Forrest Bess, James Boynton, Lawrence Calcagno, Joseph Cornell, André Emmerich, Max Ernst, Walter Kuhlman, Peter Plagens, Hassel Smith, Richard Steinberg, Jean Varda, and others. The files usually contain correspondence, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and photographs. Also included are exhibition files, material on the Contemporary Arts Association in Houston, and miscellaneous catalogs and announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Houston, Tex. Founded 1956, closed ca. 1974.
Provenance:
The donor, Kathryn Swenson, was the owner and director of the gallery.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston
Identifier:
AAA.newarts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-newarts

Jim Love papers

Creator:
Love, Jim, 1927-  Search this
Names:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Fridge, Roy, 1927-  Search this
Hilson, Harry  Search this
McManaway, David, 1927-  Search this
Quaytman, Harvey, 1937-  Search this
Extent:
500 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1979
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with Forrest Bess, Jack Boynton, Roy Fridge, Harry Hilson, David McManaway, Harvey Quaytman, and others; clippings, exhibition catalogs, and announcements; and photographs of Love and his friends, of his art works, and his exhibitions.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, Houston, Texas; born in Amarillo, Texas. Represented in the Menil Collection in Houston and Museum of Modern Art, New York in addition to other collections. Works primarily in steel.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1979 by Jim Love.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lovejim
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lovejim

Oral history interview with James W. Boynton, Louise Ferrari, Jim Love, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray

Interviewee:
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Creator:
Stout, Richard, 1934-  Search this
Wray, Dick, 1933-  Search this
Ferrari, Louise  Search this
Love, Jim, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Extent:
82 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 November 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James Boynton, Louise Ferrari, Jim Love, Richard Stout and Dick Wray conducted 1979 November 28, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
James Boynton, (1928-2010), painter of Fort Worth, Texas. Richard Stout, (1934-), painter of Beaumont, Texas. Dick Wray, (1933-), painter of Houston, Texas. Louise Ferrari, art dealer, of Houston, Texas. Jim Love, (1927-2005), sculptor of Houston, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 7 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.boynto79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-boynto79

James W. Boynton papers

Creator:
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Names:
Barthelme, Donald  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence, 1913-  Search this
Calhoun, Haydon  Search this
Leavin, Margo  Search this
Long, Meredith, 1928-  Search this
Love, Jim, 1927-  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Staempfli, George W.  Search this
Stout, Richard, 1934-  Search this
Swenson, Kathryn  Search this
Taub, John B.  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Items (linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1984
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information; printed materials; correspondence; photographs; a 30-second film; and price lists.
REEL 3476: Biographical data; a letter to Boynton from Bill Jacklin; handwritten drafts of letters to Mimi Crosley; a price list of works by Boynton; an unsigned agreement from the Bolles Gallery, San Francisco; exhibition announcements, catalogs, and invitations, 1952-1984; newspaper and magazine clippings, 1951-1983; photographs of Boynton and his works; and ca. 100 drawings.
REELS 1781-1782: Business and personal correspondence with Haydon Calhoun, Margo Leavin, Meredith Long, George W. Staempfli, the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, John B. Taub, and others; fellowship and job applications; 34 sketches; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings and other printed material. Also includes a 30-second film concerning Boynton's commissioned work for the Houston National Bank (not microfilmed).
REEL 1781, frames 450-632: Letters from friends and artists, including Donald Barthelme, Lawrence Calcagno, Jim Love, Hassel and Donna Smith, Richard Stout and Kathryn Swenson.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and printmaker; Houston, Tex. Nickname is Jack.
Provenance:
Lent and donated by Jack Boynton, 1979.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Painting, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.boynjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-boynjame

Oral history interview with James W. Boynton, Louise Ferrari, Jim Love, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray, 1979 November 28

Interviewee:
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Stout, Richard, 1934-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12521
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213471
AAA_collcode_boynto79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213471

James W. Boynton papers, 1951-1984

Creator:
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Subject:
Calcagno, Lawrence  Search this
Calhoun, Haydon  Search this
Leavin, Margo  Search this
Long, Meredith  Search this
Love, Jim  Search this
Smith, Hassel  Search this
Staempfli, George W.  Search this
Stout, Richard  Search this
Swenson, Kathryn  Search this
Taub, John B.  Search this
Barthelme, Donald  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6821
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208948
AAA_collcode_boynjame
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208948

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