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Arnold Newman photographs of artists, ca. 1940-1960

Creator:
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Subject:
Bemelmans, Ludwig  Search this
Guglielmi, Louis  Search this
Jules, Mervin  Search this
Levi, Julian E. Julian Edwin,  Search this
Abercrombie, Gertrude  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Kaplan, Joseph  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Botkin, Henry  Search this
Lipschitz, Jacques  Search this
Baziotes, William  Search this
Criss, Francis  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Bloch, Julius T. (Julius Thiengen),  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert  Search this
Castellon, Federico  Search this
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Kantor, Morris  Search this
Jenkins, Paul  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Groth, John  Search this
Blai, Boris  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Davidson, Jo  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Hirshfield, Morris  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Laurent, Robert  Search this
Albright, Ivan  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A.  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
Cikovsky, Nicolai  Search this
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8084
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210255
AAA_collcode_newmarno
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Audio - Visual
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210255

Jacob Getlar Smith papers, 1919-1966

Creator:
Smith, Jacob Getlar, 1898-1958  Search this
Subject:
Halper, Nathan  Search this
Matulka, Jan  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Fiene, Ernest  Search this
Tamotsu, Chuzo  Search this
Stone, Irving  Search this
Scaravaglione, Concetta Maria  Search this
Cadmus, Paul  Search this
Chain, Jack  Search this
Criss, Francis  Search this
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
Genauer, Emily  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Edie, Stuart  Search this
Gershoy, Eugenie  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan L. (Zoltan Leslie)  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Drawing  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7452
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209610
AAA_collcode_smitjaco
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209610

Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942

Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Goodman, Bertram  Search this
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Hovell, Joseph  Search this
Dehn, Virginia Engleman  Search this
Ennis, George Pearse  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Dehn, Adolf Arthur  Search this
Bloch, Lucienne  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz  Search this
Barthe, Richmond  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Seltzer, Leo  Search this
Robbins, David  Search this
Burke, Selma  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Horn, Sol  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Herman, Andrew  Search this
Berger, Andrew  Search this
Hord, Donal  Search this
Brann, Louise  Search this
Criss, Francis  Search this
Chodorow, Eugene  Search this
Karp, William  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry  Search this
Calapai, Letterio  Search this
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Arenal, Luis  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Gershoy, Eugenie  Search this
McMahon, Audrey  Search this
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Benson, John Howard  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)  Search this
Laning, Edward  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Federal Music Project U.S.  Search this
Federal Theatre Project U.S.  Search this
Federal Writers' Project U.S.  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project.Graphic Arts Division  Search this
Museum Of The City Of New York  Search this
Federal Art Project.Easel Division  Search this
Federal Art Project.Poster Division  Search this
Harlem Art Center  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Theater and state  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Music and state  Search this
Art  Search this
Photography  Search this
Children's art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5467
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216466
AAA_collcode_fedeartp14
Theme:
African American
Latino and Latin American
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216466
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City Store Fronts

Artist:
Francis Criss, born London, England 1901-died New York City 1973  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
34 5/8 x 45 1/8 in. (87.6 x 114.5 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1934
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Cityscape\street  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\cart  Search this
Animal\horse  Search this
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\New York City  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\store  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\barbershop  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Object number:
1964.1.35
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7a8447302-74cd-462e-a9ff-8a2c758b1c3f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1964.1.35

Sixth Avenue "L" (mural, Williamsburg Housing Project, New York)

Artist:
Francis Criss, born London, England 1901-died New York City 1973  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
72 x 84 in. (182.9 x 213.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1937
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\Brooklyn  Search this
Cityscape\New York\New York  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\subway  Search this
Cityscape\street\6th Avenue  Search this
New Deal\Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project\New York City  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\apartment  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Newark Museum
Object number:
1966.31.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk78f1de7fd-38ab-4d6c-9e94-e99cd65695e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.31.3

The Thinker

Artist:
Francis Hyman Criss, 1901 - 1973  Search this
Sitter:
Francis Hyman Criss, 1901 - 1973  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
66 × 63.5cm (26 × 25")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1940s
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Architecture\Building  Search this
Francis Hyman Criss: Male  Search this
Francis Hyman Criss: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Francis Hyman Criss: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Francis Hyman Criss: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Francis Hyman Criss: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private Collection
Object number:
PC992065
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c4606f2c-c193-48dc-bfbc-239361630e96
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PC992065

Colonel Samuel R. Rosenbaum

Artist:
Francis Hyman Criss, 1901 - 1973  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel R. Rosenbaum, 1888 - 1972  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
38 1/8 x 27 in. (96.9 x 68.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1933
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Water  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Pipe  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Architecture\Wall  Search this
Architecture\Bridge  Search this
Nature & Environment\Mountain  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Object number:
1988.18 PAFA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46247f478-d196-4191-a513-98fcc775c69c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1988.18_PAFA

Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975, bulk 1940-1969

Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Subject:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Commercial art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9420
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211618
AAA_collcode_crisfran
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211618
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection

Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Federal Art Project -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Art Project. Easel Division  Search this
Federal Art Project. Graphic Arts Division  Search this
Federal Art Project. Poster Division  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.) -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Writers' Project U.S. -- Photographs  Search this
Harlem Art Center  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977  Search this
Arenal, Luis  Search this
Barthé, Richmond, 1901-1989  Search this
Benson, John Howard, 1901-1956  Search this
Berger, Andrew  Search this
Blanch, Lucile, 1895-1981  Search this
Bloch, Lucienne, 1909-1999  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Brann, Louise, 1906-  Search this
Burke, Selma, 1900-  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Calapai, Letterio, 1902-1993  Search this
Chodorow, Eugene, 1910-2000  Search this
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-1985  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Dehn, Virginia E. (Virginia Engleman), 1922-2005  Search this
Ennis, George Pearse, d. 1936  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6  Search this
Goodman, Bertram, 1904-1988  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Herman, Andrew  Search this
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966  Search this
Horn, Sol  Search this
Hovell, Joseph, 1897-  Search this
Karp, William, 1905-  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Laning, Edward, 1906-  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Robbins, David  Search this
Seltzer, Leo, 1916-  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
12.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920-1965
bulk 1935-1942
Summary:
The Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection dates from circa 1920-1965, with the bulk of the records spanning the active years of the Federal Art Project (FAP), 1935-1942. The collection comprises 12.4 linear feet of mostly photographic prints and negatives that document primarily artwork produced by artists employed by the FAP. A smaller number of photographs also document other programs of the FAP, such as art classes and community centers, exhibitions by children and adults, artwork installed in public buildings, project divisions, and demonstrations of art processes by FAP artists.
Scope and Content Note:
The Federal Art Project (FAP), Photographic Division collection dates from circa 1920-1965, with the bulk of the records spanning the active years of the FAP: 1935-1942. The collection comprises 12.4 linear feet of photographic prints and negatives, including photos of FAP artists and the artwork created by them, and other activities of the FAP in communities throughout New York City and other states. Photographers include Andrew Herman, Sol Horn, David Robbins, Leo Seltzer, and others.

Artist files comprise three-quarters of the collection and consist primarily of photographs of artwork, as well as scattered photos of artists at work, including: Charles Alston, Luis Arenal, Richmond Barthe, John Benson, Andrew Berger, Lucille Blanch, Lucienne Bloch, Ilya Bolotowsky, Luise Brann, Selma Burke, Letterio Calapai, Eugene Chodorow, Francis Criss, Stuart Davis, Adolf Dehn, Virginia Dehn, Jose de Rivera, George Pearse Ennis, Philip Evergood, Eugenie Gershoy, Bertram Goodman, Arshile Gorky, Marion Greenwood, Philip Guston, Donal Hord, Joseph Hovell, William Karp, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Edward Laning, Julian Levi, Audrey McMahon, Elizabeth Olds, Anton Refregier, Will Shuster, William Zorach, and others.

The remainder of the collection consists of files documenting related activities and programs of the FAP, arranged by subject. The bulk of these files document the activities of the New York City FAP, including free art classes and art exhibitions for adults and children, exhibitions at the Harlem Art Center, and the work of FAP branches including the Easel Division, the Graphic Arts Division, and the Poster Division.

Other subjects documented include federal and community art centers in eleven states, most extensively Washington State; other WPA projects such as the Federal Theater Project, the Federal Music Project, and the Federal Writers' Project; buildings decorated with FAP artwork; art processes as demonstrated by FAP artists; special events; and people involved with the FAP, including director Holger Cahill.

One folder contains images that appear to have been taken by Berenice Abbott for the exhibition Changing New York (1935), for the Museum of the City of New York in collaboration with the WPA.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series:

Series 1: Artist Files, circa 1920-1965 (Boxes 1-24; 9.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Subject Files, 1934-1956 (Boxes 25-32; 2.8 linear feet)
Historical Note:
The Federal Art Project (FAP) was one of the Depression-era work-relief programs of the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). The program was founded in August 1935 to provide employment for artists and to implement visual arts programs in local communities across the country.

Together with the Federal Music Project, the Federal Theater Project, and the Federal Writers' Project, the FAP formed part of the WPA's Federal Project No. 1. The WPA became the Work Projects Administration in 1939 when it fell under the administrative hand of the newly created Federal Works Agency; concurrently the Federal Art Project was officially re-named the Federal Art Program.

Under the direction of Holger Cahill, the goals of the FAP fell into three main areas: production of artwork, art education through art classes and community centers, and art research through the Index of American Design. During the course of the program, artists created murals and other works of art for many non-Federal government buildings such as schools, hospitals, and libraries. Separate photographic divisions were set up in several states, most notably in New York City, to document the work of artists employed by the program, activities in art education such as classes for children and adults, community center outreach programs, and other "Federal 1" projects, including the Federal Theater and Music Projects. Employees of the photographic division were also involved in other assignments, such as creating exhibitions and photo murals.

The Federal Art Project ended in 1943.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are related collections, including the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records, 1935-1948. Additional FAP records are held by the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D.C.
Provenance:
The collection was anonymously donated to the Archives of American Art in the late 1950s.
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:
The Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
African American artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Children's art -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Photography  Search this
Art -- United States -- Exhibitions -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- United States -- Study and teaching -- Photographs  Search this
Art centers  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Photographs  Search this
Theater and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Music and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Photographs  Search this
Art and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fedeartp14
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedeartp14
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Francis Criss papers

Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Names:
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1916-1975
bulk 1940-1969
Summary:
The Francis Criss papers comprise 1.9 linear feet of material dating from 1916 to 1975 (bulk 1940-1969). The collection documents the painting and teaching career of modernist painter Francis Criss mainly through correspondence, handwritten notes for class lectures, exhibition files, newsclippings, scrapbooks, and photographs. Oversized reproductions of his commercial artwork are also found.
Scope and Content Note:
The Francis Criss papers comprise 1.9 linear feet of material dating from 1916 to 1975 (bulk 1940-1969). The collection documents the painting and teaching career of modernist painter Francis Criss mainly through correspondence, handwritten notes for class lectures, exhibition files, newsclippings, scrapbooks, and photographs. Oversized reproductions of his commercial artwork are also found.

The collection is divided into two separate parts. The first represents the papers originally microfilmed as a loan in 1970 that includes biographical information; teaching and lecture notes compiled by Criss for courses he taught at several New York art schools, including the New School and the School of Visual Arts. Also found is correspondence with museums and magazines, Cornell University, the Henry McCarter Estate, and Theodore L. Shaw; exhibition announcements and catalogs; exhibition files and photographs for the Philadelphia Art Alliance exhibition in 1953 and the Visual Arts Gallery Retrospective in 1966; a record of paintings, murals, and projects; clippings; personal photographs and photographs of works of art.

The second part of the collection represents the portion of the 1976 gift that was not microfilmed in 1970. Found is business and personal correspondence with arts organizations, colleagues, former students, and fellow artists. Also included within this accession are Criss' handwritten notes and syllabi for courses he taught and printed material, such as exhibition announcements, invitations, and catalogs. Photographs are of Criss, his studio, several family members, and photographs of artwork Criss produced between 1935-1964, including those for the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Also found are three dismantled scrapbooks. Scrapbook #1 documents Criss' later career as a commercial artist in New York City, primarily in the 1940s, a decade in which he experienced his greatest success. This scrapbook contains a series of large scale reproductions of his illustrations. Scrapbooks #2 and #3 also include examples of Criss' commercial work, as well as illustrations by other artists, and Criss' handwritten notes and instructions on drawing and painting techniques. A small series of miscellany includes several ledger pages detailing art supply expenses, a small unidentified collage, a copy of a 1957 appraisal report titled The Role of the School of Visual Arts, and other miscellaneous items.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two parts. Part 1 represents the papers originally microfilmed as a loan in 1970 on reel N70-34. Part 2 is comprised of the 1976 gift.

Researchers should note that many of the papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34 in 1970 were also donated in their original form as part of the 1976 gift. However, certain documents may only be found on the microfilm. For this reason, the Archives maintained and arranged the collection in two separate parts. Part 1 represents the papers originally microfilmed as a loan in 1970 on reel N70-34. Part 2 is comprised of the 1976 gift. The arrangement of the first part of the collection reflects the original order of filming of the loan, with original documents found only on microfilm noted as See or See Also References. The remaining materials donated in 1976 have been arranged into series according to type of material.

Part 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34, 1916-1969 (Box 1, Reel N70-34, 0.4 linear feet)

Part 2: 1976 Gift, 1935-1975, undated (Boxes 2-6, 1.5 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Modernist painter Francis Criss was born in London in 1901 to a Jewish family of Russian descent. At the age of three, his family moved to the United States and settled in Philadelphia. Criss began his art training nine years later at the Graphic Sketch Club and continued his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Barnes Foundation, the Art Students League in New York, and, later, with private instruction under Jan Matulka. In 1920, Criss was awarded the prestigious Cresson scholarship by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts which allowed him to further his studies in Europe. Around 1931, he began to exhibit paintings in a style that came to define his work -- clean lines, simple forms, and flat color of cityscapes and portraits. Criss' first public success as an artist was his inclusion in the inaugural 1932 Whitney Biennial Exhibition; the museum purchased his painting, Astor Place (1932) for its permanent collection. In 1934, Criss was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to study in Italy.

Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, Criss was involved with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the American Artists' Congress, which he helped to organize in 1936. He was also a charter member of the "American Group" with artists that included Philip Evergood, Julian Levy, Jack Levine, William Gropper, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, the Soyers, Chaim Gross, and Abraham Rattner. Critics described his work as both Surrealist and Precisionist and it is often compared to that of Giorgio De Chirico, George Ault, Charles Demuth and Charles Sheeler.

Criss' career began to wane in the 1940s when he turned his attention to commercial art and teaching in order to support his family. Criss taught painting privately and at the Knox-Albright Museum, Brooklyn Museum Art School, The Art Students League, the New School, and the School of Visual Arts. He rarely returned to his own painting during the remainder of his life. Criss died at the age of 72 in 1973.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel N70-34) including notes, exhibition material, photographs of works of art, clippings and a scrapbook. Lent material was returned to the lender and is described as series 1 of the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
In 1970, Francis Criss loaned portions of his papers to the Archives of American Art for microfilming. In 1976, Criss' daughter, Katherine Criss Cappello, donated most of the previously microfilmed materials with additional papers to the Archives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Francis Criss papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Commercial art -- 1940-1950  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.crisfran
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-crisfran

Francis Criss in his studio

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Criss, Francis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1942
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11866
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Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975, bulk 1940-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11866
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Francis Criss

Subject:
Criss, Francis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1945
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11867
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Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975, bulk 1940-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11867
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Francis Criss

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Criss, Francis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940 Oct. 29
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2046
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2046
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Francis Criss

Photographer:
Yavno, Max, 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Criss, Francis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940 Oct. 29
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3092
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Criss, Francis

Collection Creator:
Midtown Galleries  Search this
Container:
Reel 5381, Frame 1037-1068
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1938, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Midtown Galleries records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Midtown Galleries records, 1904-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Midtown Galleries records
Midtown Galleries records / Series 1: Administrative Correspondence / 1.2: Artists Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-midtgall-ref4223

Criss, Francis

Collection Creator:
Midtown Galleries  Search this
Container:
Reel 5416, Frame 726-739
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Midtown Galleries records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Midtown Galleries records, 1904-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Midtown Galleries records
Midtown Galleries records / Series 6: Photographs / 6.2: Works of Art, A-Z
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-midtgall-ref4707

Criss, Francis

Collection Creator:
Midtown Galleries  Search this
Container:
Reel 5422, Frame 401-408
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Midtown Galleries records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Midtown Galleries records, 1904-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Midtown Galleries records
Midtown Galleries records / Series 7: Printed Matter / 7.2: Clippings, Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-midtgall-ref5013

Biographical Data and Memorabilia

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1945, 1969
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Francis Criss papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers
Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-crisfran-ref15

Education Notes

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Francis Criss papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers
Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-crisfran-ref16

Learning to See Notes

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Francis Criss papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Francis Criss papers
Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-crisfran-ref17

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