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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers

Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Burkhardt, Rudy  Search this
Cavaliere, Barbara  Search this
Davis, Bill  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Forge, Andrew  Search this
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper), 1926-  Search this
Glaser, Jane R.  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Gruen, John  Search this
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Isaacs, Reginald R., 1911-  Search this
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Maddox, Charles  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
McCoy, Sanford, Mrs.  Search this
Miller, Daniel  Search this
Miller, Robert, 1932 Apr. 17-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 -- Photographs  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Rouche, Burton  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-  Search this
Valliere, James  Search this
Wasserman, Tamara E.  Search this
Wright, William  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid, 1915-1965  Search this
Extent:
16.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Date:
circa 1914-1984
bulk 1942-1984
Summary:
The papers of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner measure 16.1 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1984. The collection documents their personal and professional lives, as well as the legacy of Jackson Pollock's work after his death. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings by Krasner and others, research material, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork by others, photographs, interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner measure 16.1 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1984. The collection documents their personal and professional lives, as well as the legacy of Jackson Pollock's work after his death. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings by Krasner and others, research material, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork by others, photographs, interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film.

The collection is divided into two series, the first of which focuses on Pollock and includes his scattered papers dating from circa 1914 to his death in 1956, as well as Krasner's papers dating from his death to 1984 about managing Pollock's legacy. This series includes biographical materials, including transcripts and audio recordings of an interview with William Wright in 1949; Pollock's and Krasner's correspondence with Thomas Hart Benton, Betty Parsons Gallery, Bill Davis, B. H. Friedman, Reginald Isaacs, Sidney Janis, Violet De Lazlo, Martha Jackson Gallery, Alfonso Ossorio, Tony Smith, and Clyfford Still, and with one another; Krasner's correspondence concerning Pollock's estate and artwork after his death; numerous writings about Pollock, including an original draft of Bryan Robertson's biography and an essay by Clement Greenberg.

James Valliere extensive research files on Pollock for a never-published biography were given to Krasner and filed in Series 1. These include scattered correspondence with Lee Krasner, and Pollock's family and friends, including Charles Pollock, Thomas Hart Benton, and Robert Motherwell. There are also transcripts of interviews Valliere conducted with Pollock's friends and colleagues, including James Brooks, Dorothy Dehner, Clement Greenberg, Reuben Kadish, Lee Krasner, Charles Maddox, Mrs. Sanford McCoy, Daniel T. Miller, Robert Miller, and Tony Smith. The original audio reels and duplicates exist for many and are filed here. Additional interviews were conducted with Willem de Kooning, Alfonso Ossorio, and Burton Rouche, but not transcribed - these are filed in Series 1.10, Audio Recordings and Motion Picture Film.

Also found in Series 1 are scattered business records documenting Krasner's handling of Pollock's estate and legacy; printed materials relating to Pollock, including published biographies, exhibition catalogs, and clippings; two scrapbooks; and a sketchbook by an unidentified artist. Numerous photographs of Pollock include childhood and family photographs, photographs of Pollock in his studio by Hans Namuth, Rudy Burckhardt, and Herbert Matter, photographs of Pollock with Lee Krasner, and exhibition photographs. Audio recordings and motion film in Series 1 include a 1964 16mm film about Pollock (VHS copies are available) and reel-to-reel recordings of untranscribed interviews of Pollock's friends and colleagues by James Valliere, including interviews with Willem de Kooning and Alfonso Ossorio. Additional transcribed interviews are filed in subseries 1.4.

Lee Krasner's papers documenting her own career are arranged in Series 2 and date from 1927-1984. Biographical materials include resumes and awards, school documents, family documentation, and exhibition lists. Her correspondence with artist friends and art colleagues is extensive and includes many letters from artists such as Philip Johnson, Ray Eames, Cleve Gray, and Hans Namuth. She also maintained correspondence with many art historians and critics, curators, gallery owners, collectors, arts-related and social organizations, admirers, and family members.

There are thirteen transcripts of interviews with Krasner by Bruce Glaser, Barbara Cavaliere, Andrew Forge, Emily Wasserman, Barbara Rose, and others. The original audio recordings for these transcripts are filed in series 2.10, along with other audio recordings for which there are no transcripts, including interviews by John Gruen, Delores Holmes, Mercedes Matter, the Martha Dean Radio Show, NBC Today Show, and WQXR radio. There are also audio recordings of Krasner's lectures in series 2.10.

Krasner's papers also include writings and reminiscences by Krasner; writings about Krasner; printed materials such as exhibition catalogs and clippings; and one scrapbook containing clippings and photographs. Numerous photographs are of Krasner, including portrait photographs taken by Hans Namuth; of Krasner with Jackson Pollock and family and friends, and of her exhibitions and artwork.

Users should note that Pollock's and Krasner's papers contain similar types of material that often overlap in subject matter, especially among the correspondence and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Jackson Pollock papers and Lee Krasner papers about Jackson Pollock, circa 1914-1984 (Box 1-7, 16, OV 18, FC 19-22; 7.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Lee Krasner papers, circa 1927-1984 (Box 7-15, 17; 8.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jackson Pollock was born in 1912, in Cody, Wyoming, the youngest of five sons. His family moved several times during his childhood, finally settling in Los Angeles. In 1930 he joined his older brother, Charles, in New York City, and studied with Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League of New York. Pollock worked during the 1930s for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. During 1936 he worked in artist David Alfaro Siqueiros's Experimental Workshop. In 1938 he began psychiatric treatment for alcoholism, and his artwork was greatly influenced by Jungian analysis and the exploration of unconscious symbolism.

In 1943 Pollock had his first one-man exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim's New York gallery, Art of this Century, and continued to exhibit there over the next several years. A major turning point in Pollock's life and art was in 1945 when he married fellow artist Lee Krasner and moved to East Hampton, Long Island. There he developed his mature painting style, and became famous for his abstract pouring technique on large canvases. The height of his creativity spanned from 1947 to 1952, and his work was promoted by art critic Clement Greenberg. Along with other abstract expressionists including Hans Hofmann, Alfonso Ossorio, and Barnett Newman, he joined the Betty Parsons Gallery in 1947. He had his most successful one-man show in 1950 which was widely publicized and praised. This exhibition, combined with a 1949 feature article in LIFE magazine, made Pollock an American celebrity.

In 1952 Pollock moved his work to Sidney Janis Gallery and returned to earlier motifs in a search for new breakthroughs. The last few years of his life he suffered from mental and physical health problems, and in August, 1956 he died in a car accident. His wife, Lee Krasner, oversaw his estate and worked with many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, on Pollock retrospective exhibitions.

Lee Krasner was born Lenore Krassner in 1908 in Brooklyn, New York to Russian immigrant parents. In 1926 she was admitted to the Women's Art School of The Cooper Union, and in 1928 she attended the Art Students League. After graduating from The Cooper Union in 1929, she attended the National Academy of Design until 1932. After briefly attending City College and Greenwich House, she worked for the Public Works of Art Project and the Temporary Emergency Relief Administration, and finally became an assistant in 1935 on the WPA Federal Art Project, Mural Division. From 1937 to 1940 she studied at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and began exhibiting with the American Abstract Artists group.

In 1942 Krasner met Pollock as they were both preparing to exhibit work in the same show. Although they married and she became immersed in his career, she continued to exhibit her own work with other abstract artists and from 1946 to 1949 worked on the Little Image painting series. In 1953 she began working on collages, a medium she would come back to again later in her career. After Pollock's death her work was greatly influence by her sadness and anger, creating a visible evolution of her style.

For the rest of her career, Krasner consistently exhibited her work in both group and solo exhibitions. She had her first retrospective at Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 1965, and in 1966, she joined Marlborough Gallery, New York which represented Pollock's work as well. In the 1970s and early 1980s Krasner won many awards for her achievement in the visual arts, including the Augustus St. Gaudens Medal and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She returned to the medium of collage, and in 1976 joined the Pace Gallery, New York. In 1981 she joined the Robert Miller Gallery, New York. Lee Krasner continued creating art until her death in 1984.
Related Material:
Found in the Archives of American Art are the Charles Pollock Papers, 1902-1990, which includes correspondence, photographs, and other files relating to his brother, Jackson Pollock. Other resources in the Archives are oral history interviews with Lee Krasner, including a series of interviews conducted by Dorothy Seckler between 1964 and 1968, and interviews conducted by Barbara Rose in 1966 and Doloris Holmes in 1972.
Provenance:
The papers of Jackson Pollock were donated in 1983 by Lee Krasner through Eugene V. Thaw shortly before her death. Additional material about Pollock and the papers of Lee Krasner were donated in 1985 by Eugene V. Thaw, executor of Lee Krasner's estate.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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 -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Citation:
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.polljack
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ac60d2fa-adb8-4919-9ebb-ddef5dfaa3f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-polljack
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Oral history interview with Ray Eames, 1980 July 28-August 20

Interviewee:
Eames, Ray Kaiser, 1916-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Subject:
Eames, Charles  Search this
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel  Search this
Strengell, Marianne  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ray Eames, 1980 July 28-August 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Design  Search this
Designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12821
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212044
AAA_collcode_eames80
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212044
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ray Eames

Interviewee:
Eames, Ray  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Names:
Eames, Charles  Search this
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998  Search this
Extent:
89 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980 July 28-August 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ray Kaiser Eames conducted 1980 July 28-1980 August 20, by Ruth Bowman, for the Archives of American Art, in Venice, California.
Eames speaks of her childhood; her education at Cranbrook Academy; meeting Charles Eames; methods and styles in furniture design and architecture; and teaching design at the University of California, Los Angeles. She recalls Hans Hofmann, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Maija Grotell, Marianne Strengell, and Carl Milles.
Biographical / Historical:
Ray Eames (1916-1988) was a designer from Venice, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav file. Duration is 3 hr., 56 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Design  Search this
Designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.eames80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96cf29e06-c79d-4edd-b6c7-d3ed0d64cbbf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-eames80
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Oral history interview with Massimo Vignelli, 2011 June 6-7

Interviewee:
Vignelli, Massimo, 1931-2014  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
De Carlo, Giancarlo  Search this
Domus  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Eckerstrom, Ralph E. (Ralph Eugene)  Search this
Eco, Umberto  Search this
Frau, Poltrona  Search this
Gardella, Ignazio  Search this
Graves, Michael  Search this
Kacik, Walter  Search this
Kahn, Louis I.  Search this
Le Corbusier  Search this
Loos, Adolf  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Pagano, Giuseppe  Search this
Pomodoro, Arnaldo  Search this
Ponti, Gio  Search this
Rams, Dieter  Search this
Scarpa, Carlo  Search this
Terragni, Giuseppe  Search this
Toscani, Oliviero  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Vignelli, Lella  Search this
Zevi, Bruno  Search this
Benetton (Firm)  Search this
Container Corporation of America  Search this
Herman Miller, Inc.  Search this
Knoll Associates, inc.  Search this
Metron Orts- und Regionalplanung  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
New York City Transit Authority  Search this
New York Herald. (New York.)  Search this
Rochester Institute of Technology  Search this
Sansoni (Firm)  Search this
Steelcase, Inc.  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
United States Postal Service  Search this
Venini International  Search this
Vignelli Associates  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Massimo Vignelli, 2011 June 6-7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Architecture, American  Search this
Architecture -- Europe  Search this
Architecture, Italian  Search this
Architecture -- Italy  Search this
Architecture, Japanese  Search this
Architecture -- United States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Postmodernism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15958
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)302171
AAA_collcode_vignel11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_302171
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Massimo Vignelli

Interviewee:
Vignelli, Massimo  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Benetton (Firm)  Search this
Container Corporation of America  Search this
Herman Miller, Inc.  Search this
Knoll Associates, inc.  Search this
Metron Orts- und Regionalplanung  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
New York City Transit Authority  Search this
New York Herald. (New York.)  Search this
Rochester Institute of Technology  Search this
Sansoni (Firm)  Search this
Steelcase, Inc.  Search this
United States Postal Service  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Venini International  Search this
Vignelli Associates  Search this
De Carlo, Giancarlo, 1919-2005  Search this
Domus  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Eckerstrom, Ralph E. (Ralph Eugene), 1921-  Search this
Eco, Umberto  Search this
Frau, Poltrona  Search this
Gardella, Ignazio  Search this
Graves, Michael, 1934-2015  Search this
Kacik, Walter  Search this
Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974  Search this
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965  Search this
Loos, Adolf, 1870-1933  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Pagano, Giuseppe, 1896-1945  Search this
Pomodoro, Arnaldo, 1926-  Search this
Ponti, Gio, 1891-1979  Search this
Rams, Dieter  Search this
Scarpa, Carlo, 1906-1978  Search this
Terragni, Giuseppe, 1904-1943  Search this
Toscani, Oliviero  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Vignelli, Lella  Search this
Zevi, Bruno, 1918-2000  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (Sound recording: 9 sound files (6 hr., 52 min.))
153 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2011 June 6-7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Massimo Vignelli conducted 2011 June 6-7, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Vignelli's home and office, in New York, New York.
Vignelli speaks of his youth and early start in art design and architecture; his early work at Catiglione architects at the age of 16; his father; his education; meeting his favorite architects; his influences; architecture and design magazines; organic and rationalist architecture in Italy; influence of Ignazio Gardella; Adolf Loos' idea of spoon to the city; European, American, and Italian architecture; education in Milan; his work with Venini Glass; Italian design; his early graphic work; design and vulgarity; marriage and working with Lella Vignelli; graphic design work at the Container Corporation; concept of design as a whole; his work on corporate identities; his establishment of Vignelli Associates; introduction and use of Helvetica in the United States; working with Knoll; choosing clients; design and culture; his work on St. Peter's Lutheran Church; design work for the United States National Parks newspaper design and layout; Unimark; timelessness and design; working with Poltrona Frau, Zero Labor design; major influences; his work for the United States Postal Service; connectivity and context in architecture; his clothing designs and historical perspectives on clothing; postmodernism; his work on the New York Subway; design work before and after computers; Japanese architecture and design; his work as a teacher; Oliviero Toscani and working for Benetton; America and international design; modernism and the office building; modern design and furniture; a timeline of his career; the Vignelli Center at RIT and archiving. Vignelli also recalls, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Giuseppe Terragni, Giuseppe Pagano, Domus, Gió Ponti, Metron, Bruno Zevi, Ignazio Gardella, Ray and Charles Eames, Giancarlo De Carlo, Venini Glass, Carlo Scarpa, Ralph Eckerstrom, Umberto Eco, Sansoni Publishing House, Vignelli Associates, Walter Kacik, Helvetica, Knoll, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, National Parks, New York Herald, Unimark, Lella Vignelli, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Poltrona Frau, Dieter Rams, Louis Kahn, Stendig Calendar, A to Z, Salon de Mobile, Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Oliviero Toscani, Benetton, Herman Miller, Steelcase, and the Vignelli Center.
Biographical / Historical:
Massimo Vignelli (1931- ) is a designer in New York, New York. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 9 sound files. Duration is 6 hr., 52 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators.
Occupation:
Architects  Search this
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Architecture, American  Search this
Architecture -- Europe  Search this
Architecture, Italian  Search this
Architecture -- Italy  Search this
Architecture, Japanese  Search this
Architecture -- United States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Postmodernism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.vignel11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw916685527-6bb7-4c68-bd7f-5aed686eb0fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vignel11
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DCW

Manufacturer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Medium:
plywood, rubber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 72.5 x 46 x 58 cm (28 9/16 x 18 1/8 x 22 13/16 in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Side chair
Object Name:
Side chair
Made in:
Zeeland, Michigan, USA
Date:
1946
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Accession Number:
1963-22-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright Notice:
© Courtesy of Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames Designers
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Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq44b0cf287-9947-40d2-bc01-bacdf08699b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1963-22-1
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LCW

Manufacturer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Medium:
Bent, ebonized, laminated plywood, metal (screws)
Dimensions:
69 x 56 x 57 cm (27 3/16 x 22 1/16 x 22 7/16 in. )
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Chair
Object Name:
Chair
Made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1946
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert
Accession Number:
1967-85-19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq49bff1f15-0e03-46a2-a680-5ca17afb4409
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1967-85-19
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Child's chair

Manufacturer:
Evans Products Company, American, 1923 - ca. 1962  Search this
Distributor:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Medium:
Molded laminated birch plywood, brown stain
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.8 × 27 × 36.2 cm (14 1/2 × 10 5/8 × 14 1/4 in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Child's chair
Manufactured in:
Venice, California, USA
Date:
1944
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. R. Wallace Bowman
Accession Number:
1969-117-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4e932744c-1859-41b6-a7d3-84d4e67902a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-117-1
Online Media:

FSW

Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Distributor:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Wood (walnut), canvas
Dimensions:
H x W x D (folded): 171.5 × 24.1 x ? cm (5 ft. 7 1/2 in. × 9 1/2 in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Folding screen
Object Name:
Folding screen
Manufactured in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1948
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Ely Jacques Kahn
Accession Number:
1983-81-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq44cd04006-5418-46d8-a8d5-e274a0bee64c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1983-81-1

ES 108

Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Manufacturer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Aluminum, walnut, leather, epoxy, urethane foam, polyster fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 82.5 x 204.5 x 76.5cm (32 1/2 x 80 1/2 x 30 1/8in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Sofa
Object Name:
Sofa
Manufactured in:
Zeeland, Michigan, USA
Date:
1984
Credit Line:
Gift of Herman Miller, Inc.
Accession Number:
1985-98-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4c85de3be-fa31-4f11-abd8-57bbaa738dd0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1985-98-1

Transportation Leg Splint

Manufacturer:
Evans Products Company, American, 1923 - ca. 1962  Search this
Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Medium:
Laminated and molded birch wood
Dimensions:
L x W x D: 106.7 × 21.6 × 9.5 cm (42 in. × 8 1/2 in. × 3 3/4 in.)
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
leg splint
Object Name:
leg splint
Manufactured in:
Los Angeles, California, USA
Date:
1942
Credit Line:
Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor
Accession Number:
1986-99-43
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
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RAR

Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Manufacturer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Molded fiberglass-reinforced polyester, bent metal rods, wood, rubber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 69.5 x 62 x 66 cm (27 3/8 x 24 7/16 x 26 in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Rocking chair
Object Name:
Rocking chair
Manufactured in:
Zeeland, Michigan, USA
Date:
ca. 1948–50
Credit Line:
Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor
Accession Number:
1986-99-46
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
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DCM

Co-Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Manufacturer:
Evans Products Company, American, 1923 - ca. 1962  Search this
For:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Molded laminated plywood, bent tubular steel, metal, molded rubber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 74.5 x 49 x 51cm (29 5/16 x 19 5/16 x 20 1/16in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Side chair
Object Name:
Side chair
Made in:
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Date:
1946
Credit Line:
Gift of Olive Emslie
Accession Number:
1990-112-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1990-112-1
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DCM

Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Manufacturer:
Evans Products Company, American, 1923 - ca. 1962  Search this
For:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Molded laminated plywood, bent tubular steel, metal, molded rubber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 74.5 x 49 x 51cm (29 5/16 x 19 5/16 x 20 1/16in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Side chair
Object Name:
Side chair
Made in:
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Date:
1946
Credit Line:
Gift of Olive Emslie
Accession Number:
1990-112-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq442c16df2-a8ce-495c-83a7-0ff89d70914f
EDAN-URL:
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Child's Chair

Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Manufacturer:
Evans Products Company, American, 1923 - ca. 1962  Search this
Distributor:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Molded laminated plywood, red stain
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.5 x 32.5 x 29cm (14 3/8 x 12 13/16 x 11 7/16in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Child's Chair
Manufactured in:
Venice, California, USA
Date:
1944
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Eric Larrabee
Accession Number:
1991-144-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq45b034eae-36ba-4576-b096-25eb0158581e
EDAN-URL:
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Powers of Ten

Maker:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
For:
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Armonk, New York, USA  Search this
Dimensions:
Running time: 9 minutes
Type:
Exhibitions
Film
Object Name:
Film
Made in:
USA
Date:
1977
Credit Line:
Courtesy © Eames Office, LLC
Accession Number:
20.2014.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4df4b5b26-995a-4705-ad09-ea9e645c1c72
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_20.2014.1

Time-Life

Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Manufacturer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Walnut
Dimensions:
H x diam.: 38.1 x 33 cm (15 x 13 in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Stool
Object Name:
Stool
Manufactured in:
Zeeland, Michigan, USA
Date:
ca. 1960
Credit Line:
The Linda and Irwin R. Berman Stool Collection
Accession Number:
2013-50-16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
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ESU 400

Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Manufacturer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Moulded birch plywood, lacquered Masonite and wood, zinc-plated steel, perforated aluminum
Dimensions:
Frame H x W x D: 149.2 x 111.1 x 43.2 cm (58 3/4 in. x 43 3/4 in. x 17 in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Storage Unit
Object Name:
Storage Unit
Manufactured in:
Zeeland, Michigan, USA
Date:
1950–52
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund
Accession Number:
2013-58-1-a/d
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2013-58-1-a_d
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LCM-U

Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Manufacturer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Chrome-plated steel, slunk-skin pony hide, plywood, rubber, metal screws.
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 67.3 × 55.2 × 50.5 cm (26 1/2 × 21 3/4 × 19 7/8 in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Chair
Object Name:
Chair
Manufactured in:
Zeeland, Michigan, USA
Date:
ca. 1950
Credit Line:
Gift of the David Teiger Trust
Accession Number:
2016-36-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-36-2

LCW

Designer:
Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978  Search this
Ray Kaiser Eames, American, 1912–1988  Search this
Manufacturer:
Evans Products Company, American, 1923 - ca. 1962  Search this
Medium:
Molded, bent, laminated, and ebonized plywood, rubber (shock mounts), metal screws
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 67.9 × 55.9 × 50.5 cm (26 3/4 in. × 22 in. × 19 7/8 in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Chair
Object Name:
Chair
Manufactured in:
Venice, California, USA
Date:
ca. 1946
Credit Line:
Gift of the David Teiger Trust
Accession Number:
2016-36-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-36-3

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