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Martha Graham

Artist:
Edward Jean Steichen, 27 Mar 1879 - 25 Mar 1973  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 24.3 x 19.7cm (9 9/16 x 7 3/4")
Sheet: 25.1 x 20.1cm (9 7/8 x 7 15/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1931
Topic:
Interior\Studio\Photography  Search this
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired in memory of Agnes and Eugene Meyer through the generosity of Katharine Graham and the New York Community Trust, The Island Fund
Object number:
NPG.2001.23
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e90964fb-b972-4aac-a901-78def6be1507
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2001.23
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Martha Graham, Rudolph Nureyev, and Margot Fonteyn

Alternate Title:
Blackglama: What Becomes a Legend Most?
Artist:
Bill King, 1939 - 1987  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Rudolph Hametovich Nureyev, 17 Mar 1938 - 6 Jan 1993  Search this
Margot Fonteyn, 1919 - 1991  Search this
Associated Institution:
Blackglama  Search this
Medium:
Photolithographic halftone poster
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 55.2 x 70.5 cm (21 3/4 x 27 3/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1976
Topic:
Poster  Search this
Rudolph Hametovich Nureyev: Male  Search this
Rudolph Hametovich Nureyev: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Rudolph Hametovich Nureyev: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer\Ballet  Search this
Margot Fonteyn: Female  Search this
Margot Fonteyn: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer\Ballet  Search this
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Poster America
Object number:
S/NPG.84.211
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Bill King
© American Legend Cooperative
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49d0abae3-2efd-420b-8506-7d21eee1299d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.84.211
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Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi

Interviewee:
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bollingen Foundation  Search this
Brummer Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Japanese American Citizens' League  Search this
Japanese American Citizens' League  Search this
Leonardo da Vinci Art School  Search this
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill  Search this
UNESCO  Search this
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Becker, John Bruere, 1915-  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957  Search this
Breton, André, 1896-1966  Search this
Brummer, Joseph  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Egan, Charles, 1911-  Search this
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Graham, John, 1887-1961  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Gregory, Peter Ronald, 1947-  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hare, David, 1917-1992  Search this
Hasegawa, Saburō, 1906-1957  Search this
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd, 1890-1946  Search this
Itō, Michio, 1893-1961  Search this
Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974  Search this
Kantor, Morris, 1896-1974  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Knoll, Hans  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Price, Edison A., d. 1997  Search this
Raymond, Antonin, 1888-  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne, 1903-  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée, 1905-2006  Search this
Ruotolo, Onorio, 1888-1966  Search this
Schoen, Eugene, 1880-1957  Search this
Shoji, Sadao, 1937-  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Taniguchi, Yoshirō, 1904-  Search this
Ward, Eleanor, 1912-1984  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
148 Pages (Transcript)
1 Item (Audio excerpt: 1 sound file (5 min. 29 sec.), digital)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Italy -- description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
India -- description and travel
Date:
1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Isamu Noguchi conducted 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
NOVEMBER 7, 1973 session: Noguchi discusses his family background; growing up in Japan; returning to the United States in 1917; his identity as an artist; Gutzon Borglum; Columbia University and studying pre-med; attending Leonardo da Vinci Art School; apprenticing to Onorio Ruotolo; quitting Columbia to become a sculptor; Guggenheim Fellowship in 1927; J.B. Neumann; Alfred Stieglitz; George Grey Barnard; James Earle Fraser; Brummer and the Brummer Gallery; studying at Chaumiere and Collarosi; working with Brancusi; meeting Sandy Calder in Paris; Stuart Davis; Morris Kantor; Andrée Ruellan; his work, "Sphere"; reacting against Brancusi; Eugene Schoen's; his Carnegie Hall studio; Michio Ito; Martha Graham; Buckminster Fuller; traveling in China and Japan; meeting Chi Pai Shi; John Becker; his works, "Play Mountain," "Monument to the Plow," "Monument to Ben Franklin," and "Orpheus" for Balanchine; designing for the stage; Audrey McMahon; Harry Hopkins; Holger Cahill; Mexico; Diego Rivera; Miguel Covarrubias; and the Artists Union.
DECEMBER 10, 1973 Session: His reaction to the Spanish Civil War- avoided direct involvement; Stuart Davis; Gorky; Andre Breton; David Hare; Marcel Duchamp; John Graham; Julien Levy; his artist friends dying at the peak of their success; Leger; Stirling Calder; associating himself with the laboring class; Buckminster Fuller; being American; expanding the possibilities of sculpture; his Associated Press Building project in Rockefeller Center, it being done in stainless steel instead of bronze; John Collier; Japanese-American Citizens League; organizing Nisei Artists and Writers Mobilization for Democracy; Jeanne Reynal; going to Poston, Ariz. to assist with American Indian Service camp under John Collier and becoming an internee there; returning to New York in 1942; Bollingen Foundation; trip around the world in 1949; and Philip Guston.
DECEMBER 18, 1973 session: Best work in studio; reaction against expressionism; artists protesting against the Establishment; his objection to the WPA, influenced by William Zorach; exhibiting in group show called, "Fourteen Americans at the Museum of Modern Art"; show at Egan Gallery in 1949; accepting art in its most aesthetically pure form without reference to social issues; movement in Japan since war to get away from refinement of Japan; Yoshiro Hiro responsible for Gutai and the happenings; his work, "Monument to Heroes," using bones; his work takes years to do; materials used in his work; his work, "Cronos"; doing theater stage sets for the Library of Congress including, "Appalachian Spring" and "Herodiade"; wants a given space which he can call his own and do something with it, has to be a work of art.
DECEMBER 26, 1973 Session: Show with Charles Egan in 1948 arranged by de Kooning; applying to the Bollingen Foundation to write a book on leisure, which was never written; traveling to Italy, Egypt, and India for two years; being removed from the New York scene with Franz Kline and de Kooning; his light objects; sculpture as environment; respect for material; Mondrian and his art deriving from nature; his time in Japan in 1931; visiting Japan in 1951; working in stone; projects in Japan; Taniguchi; Antonin Raymond; designing Japanese gardens; discovery of Zen; Hasegawa Saburo; Skidmore; Hans Knoll; Edison Price; Italy in the 1960s; Peter Gregory; Henry Moore; Louis Kahn; UNESCO; Noguchi Foundation and Plaza Company; Shoji; Eleanor Ward; and his autobiography, "A Sculptor's World."
Biographical / Historical:
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was a Japanese American sculptor based in Long Island City, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 25 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Gardens, Japanese  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.noguch73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw970de0eb2-280b-4f18-b6d9-a56d957ed476
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-noguch73
Online Media:

Martha Graham

Alternate Title:
Martha Graham (Series of Seven Studies)
Artist:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
17.1 x 7cm (6 3/4 x 2 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1915-65
Topic:
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Herbert D. Schutz
Object number:
CT990038
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/sm42cae75e1-cd01-4ad6-8b66-6b587c5fbde6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_CT990038

Martha Graham

Artist:
Elizabeth Montgomery, 1902 - 1993  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Medium:
Oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
Frame: 67.9 × 60 × 3.2 cm (26 3/4 × 23 5/8 × 1 1/4")
Board: 54 × 46 × 0.5 cm (21 1/4 × 18 1/8 × 3/16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1940-45
Topic:
Interior\Performing Arts\Theatrical  Search this
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jonathan Prude
Object number:
NPG.95.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42e99cb44-2c8c-467e-b6f2-839a1110c7b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.95.19

Oral history interview with Paulus Berensohn, 2009 March 20-21

Interviewee:
Berensohn, Paulus, 1933-2017  Search this
Interviewer:
Shapiro, Mark, 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Ian  Search this
Bennion, Joseph W.  Search this
Brown, Carolyn  Search this
Brown, William J. (William Joseph)  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Charlip, Remy  Search this
Cowles, Fleur  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Dunn, Robert G.  Search this
Ekman, June  Search this
Garfinkel, Ron  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Karnes, Karen  Search this
Kokis, George  Search this
Mendes, Jerry  Search this
Oliver, Mary  Search this
Peterson, Mary  Search this
Pieser, Jane  Search this
Raine, Yvonne  Search this
Richards, Mary Caroline  Search this
Stanford, Verne  Search this
Stannard, Ann  Search this
Supree, Burton  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Williams, Gerald  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
Goddard College  Search this
Juilliard School  Search this
New York Philharmonic  Search this
Penland School of Crafts  Search this
Pendle Hill (School : Wallingford, Pa.)  Search this
Swarthmore College  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Australia -- description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Paulus Berensohn, 2009 March 20-21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Ceramicists -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Communal living  Search this
Dance -- Study and teaching  Search this
Diaries -- Authorship  Search this
Dyslexia  Search this
Photography  Search this
Poets -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15906
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296474
AAA_collcode_berens09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296474
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Paulus Berensohn

Interviewee:
Berensohn, Paulus  Search this
Interviewer:
Shapiro, Mark, 1955-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Bennington College -- Students  Search this
Columbia University -- Students  Search this
Goddard College -- Students  Search this
Juilliard School -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
New York Philharmonic  Search this
Pendle Hill (School : Wallingford, Pa.) -- Faculty  Search this
Penland School of Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Swarthmore College -- Faculty  Search this
Yale University -- Students  Search this
Anderson, Ian, 1947-  Search this
Bennion, Joseph W., 1952-  Search this
Brown, Carolyn  Search this
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Charlip, Remy  Search this
Cowles, Fleur  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Dunn, Robert G.  Search this
Ekman, June  Search this
Garfinkel, Ron  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Karnes, Karen, 1925-2016  Search this
Kokis, George  Search this
Mendes, Jerry  Search this
Oliver, Mary, 1935-  Search this
Peterson, Mary  Search this
Pieser, Jane  Search this
Raine, Yvonne  Search this
Richards, Mary Caroline  Search this
Stanford, Verne  Search this
Stannard, Ann  Search this
Supree, Burton  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Williams, Gerald, 1926-2014  Search this
Extent:
60 Pages (Transcript)
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (4 hr., 13 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Australia -- Description and Travel
Date:
2009 March 20-21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paulus Berensohn conducted 2009 March 20-21, by Mark Shapiro, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Berensohn's home and studio, in Penland, North Carolina.
Berensohn speaks of growing up in New York City and his family; his brother Lorin Bernsohn, cellist with the New York Philharmonic; his problems with dyslexia as a child and yet his interest in reading and learning; an early interest in dance and the lack of support he received from his family; his admittance into Yale University, from where he quickly removed himself to attend Goddard College in Vermont; after Goddard attending Columbia University, Juilliard, and Bennington College while studying dance; studying under both Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham; his relationship with M.C. Richards; his first teaching job at Pendle Hill in Pennsylvania that lead to teaching at Swarthmore College for four years; his want to become a production potter while living on a farm in rural Pennsylvania where he created an artist commune; working with pinched pots and moving to Penland, North Carolina to teach workshops at the Penland School of Crafts; his book, "Finding Your Way With Clay," which started as a journaling and teaching project while at Penland; his interest in book art via his interest in journaling; the importance of clay as a healing material that connects humanity and the earth and his role as an advocate for clay; his work in and travels to Australia; recent photography projects and his busy and active schedule. Berensohn also recalls Remy Charlip, June Ekman, Fleur Cowles, John Cage, Robert Dunn, Yvonne Rainer, Carolyn Brown, Mary Oliver, Karen Karnes, Burt Supree, Toshiko Takaezu, Ann Stannard, Gerry Williams, George Kokis, Joe Bennion, Bill Brown, Jane Pieser, Ron Garfinkel, Jenny Mendes, Ian Anderson, Verne Stanford, Meg Peterson, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Paulus Berensohn (1933-2017) was a poet, ceramic artist, dancer, and educator in Penland, North Carolina. Mark Shapiro (1955- ) is executive director of Lumina Art Gallery, in New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 SD memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the papers of Paulus Berensohn.
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.
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Ceramicists -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Communal living  Search this
Dance -- Study and teaching  Search this
Diaries -- Authorship  Search this
Dyslexia  Search this
Photography  Search this
Poets -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.berens09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e6399d8a-79fe-4885-b26c-7221f925e076
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-berens09
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26

Interviewee:
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Itō, Michio  Search this
Barnard, George Grey  Search this
Becker, John Bruere  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Breton, André  Search this
Brummer, Joseph  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
Collier, John, Jr.  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Egan, Charles  Search this
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster)  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Graham, John  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Gregory, Peter Ronald  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Hasegawa, Saburō  Search this
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd  Search this
Kahn, Louis I.  Search this
Kantor, Morris  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Knoll, Hans  Search this
Léger, Fernand  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
McMahon, Audrey  Search this
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Price, Edison A.  Search this
Raymond, Antonin  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée  Search this
Ruotolo, Onorio  Search this
Schoen, Eugene  Search this
Shoji, Sadao  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Taniguchi, Yoshirō  Search this
Ward, Eleanor  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bollingen Foundation  Search this
Brummer Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Japanese American Citizens' League  Search this
Leonardo da Vinci Art School  Search this
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill  Search this
UNESCO  Search this
Japanese American Citizens' League  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Italy -- description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
India -- description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Gardens, Japanese  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11906
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216546
AAA_collcode_noguch73
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216546
Online Media:

Graham, Martha

Collection Creator:
De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004  Search this
McClellan, Catharine  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Guédon, Marie Françoise  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Collection Correspondent:
Stearns, Mary Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some of the original field notes are restricted due to Frederica de Laguna's request to protect the privacy of those accused of witchcraft. The originals are restricted until 2030. Photocopies may be made with the names of the accused redacted.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Frederica de Laguna papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Frederica de Laguna papers
Frederica de Laguna papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33b6e49bb-ca30-46c8-bb21-8e54d8521fba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1998-89-ref382

Emily Genauer papers

Creator:
Genauer, Emily, 1910-2002  Search this
Names:
Aronson, David, 1923-2015  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Carnegie, Dorothy  Search this
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985  Search this
Dalí, Salvador, 1904-1989  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Guggenheim, Harry Frank, 1890-1971  Search this
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959  Search this
Extent:
11.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Essays
Lectures
Transcriptions
Speeches
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920-1990
Summary:
The papers of art critic Emily Genauer measure 11.4 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to 1990. Found within the papers are correspondence with artists, gallery owners, and friends; extensive writings; research and reference files; personal business records; and photographs. Notable correspondents include David Aronson, Mrs. Max Beckman, Isabel Bishop, Dorothy Carnegie, Marc Chagall, Salvatore Dali, Stuart Davis, Martha Graham, Harry F. Guggenheim, Irene Rice Pereira, Clyfford Still, Rufino Tamayo, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among many others.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art critic Emily Genauer measure 11.4 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to 1990. Found within the papers are correspondence with artists, gallery owners, and friends; extensive writings; research and reference files; personal business records; and photographs.

Notable correspondents include David Aronson, Mrs. Max Beckman, Isabel Bishop, Dorothy Carnegie, Marc Chagall, Salvatore Dali, Stuart Davis, Martha Graham, Harry F. Guggenheim, Irene Rice Pereira, Clyfford Still, Rufino Tamayo, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among numerous others. Extensive writings consist largely of drafts of columns written by Genauer and supporting research notes, as well as essays, speeches, lectures, book manuscripts, and memoirs. Research and reference files include source material for columns and essays. Personal business records document Genauer's work on committees and arts organizations, juries, awards, honors and also include interview transcripts and other personal scattered files. There is material regarding her leaving the New York World-Telegram. Printed material includes two of Genauer's books, magazines, newspaper clippings, and exhibition catalogs. Photographs are portraits of Genauer and of artwork.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 6 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence and Letters, 1938-1991 (Box 1, 12, 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1930s-1990s (Box 1-3, 2.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Research and Reference Files, circa 1920s-1990s (Box 4-6, 2.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1933-1992 (Box 6-7, 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Materials, circa 1920s-1990s (Box 7-9, 12, 1.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1930s-1970s (Box 9-11, 12, 1.8 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Emily Genauer (1911-2002) was a modern art critic and columinst working in New York City from 1932 until well into the 1980s. In 1974, she won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished art criticism.

Genauer was born in 1911 in Staten Island. She attended Hunter College and Columbia University, majoring in Journalism. She began her writing career in 1929 with the New York World, which later became the New York World-Telegram. She became a strong advocate for modern art and sculpture and introduced modern artists like Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera to the newspaper audience. She also followed lesser known artists and often visited their studios, and they, in return, regularly read her articles and reviews of their shows.

Genauer left the New York World-Telegram in 1949 after a dispute with the owner who accused her writing as overly sympathetic to "Communists and left-wingers" and told her she could no longer write about Picasso. She immediately went to work as the art critic for the New York Herald Tribune, where she worked until 1967, when it folded. She then wrote a regular column for the Newsday Syndicate until the mid-1970s. She also worked for Harper's and in television and served on the council for the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1966 to 1970. Genauer was the author of a number of books, including The Best of Art, Chagall at the Met, and Rufino Tamayo.

Genauer passed away in 2002 in New York City at the age of 91.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel NG1) including 300 letters, photographs, and printed material. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Emily Genauer lent letters on reel NG1 for microfilming 1959. Constance Roche, daughter of Emily Genauer, donated additional papers in 2000 and 2003.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference 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:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women art critics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Essays
Lectures
Transcriptions
Speeches
Photographs
Citation:
Emily Genauer papers, circa 1920s-1990s. Archives of American art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.genaemil
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fe4ef839-12c1-4272-b2a9-b443c96d360a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-genaemil
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Sally Rand vs. Martha Graham

Artist:
Miguel Covarrubias, 22 Nov 1904 - 4 Feb 1957  Search this
Sitter:
Sally Rand, 1904 - 1979  Search this
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Medium:
Gouache
Dimensions:
Image: 31.8 x 29.8cm (12 1/2 x 11 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1934
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Sally Rand: Female  Search this
Sally Rand: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer\Fan  Search this
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
PC991051
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm464fcc67a-c6d3-419d-bb08-e69f4b9775f8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PC991051

Martha Graham

Artist:
Edward Biberman, 23 Oct 1904 - 27 Jan 1986  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Type:
Painting
Date:
Mid 20th century
Topic:
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: [UNLOCATED]
Object number:
UNL00878
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
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EDAN-URL:
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Martha Graham

Artist:
Tabor Utley, 1891 - 1978  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Frame: 68.2cm x 54.9cm (26 7/8" x 21 5/8"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1936
Topic:
Interior\Performing Arts\Theatrical\Stage  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Object number:
1973.63
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4758ca49b-b5a4-4712-bc4c-8de282524b09
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1973.63

Martha Graham

Artist:
Mark Tobey, 11 Dec 1890 - 24 Apr 1976  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas mounted to composite board
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 68.6 × 50.8cm (27 × 20")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1928
Topic:
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Seattle Art Museum
Object number:
2014.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47864182e-8e92-473b-b47f-ac0edf0f9b1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2014.5

Martha Graham

Artist:
Carlos Dyer  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
Caricature  Search this
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York, Theatre Collection
Object number:
51.128.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42f71df1d-c35b-45e9-a4d0-0c8f9d9b6a24
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_51.128.2

Martha Graham

Artist:
Paul R. Meltsner, 1905 - 26 Nov 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76.2cm x 61cm (30" x 24"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Delaware Art Museum
Object number:
55-11
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm432ec6480-00cb-49ec-bbc7-4f0bf6ab9898
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_55-11

Martha Graham

Artist:
Marion Kinsella, born early 20th century  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
53.2cm x 30.4cm x 20.7cm (20 15/16" x 11 15/16" x 8 1/8"), Accurate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1966
Topic:
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York
Object number:
69.131
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44b8e59f1-041d-40f9-b675-26d9cc1053b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_69.131

Martha Graham and Louise Creston

Artist:
William L'Engle  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Louise Creston  Search this
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Louise Creston: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York, Theatre Collection
Object number:
71.25.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d2a10dea-aa33-42ad-9976-9b4bcd7af080
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_71.25.16

Martha Graham

Alternate Title:
Head of a Woman
Artist:
Mark Tobey, 11 Dec 1890 - 24 Apr 1976  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Medium:
Tempera on composition board
Dimensions:
Board: 47 x 36.8cm (18 1/2 x 14 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1933
Topic:
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Henry Art Gallery
Object number:
FA65.2 HAG
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d477d42c-6233-4138-8dad-599011938189
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_FA65.2_HAG

Martha Graham

Artist:
Isamu Noguchi, 17 Nov 1904 - 30 Dec 1988  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Graham, 11 May 1894 - 1 Apr 1991  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
34.9cm (13 3/4")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1929
Topic:
Martha Graham: Female  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Martha Graham: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Martha Graham: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Honolulu Museum of Art
Object number:
HI010023
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45b1bd985-5aa9-4d4a-8ec0-6eb050fce50e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_HI010023

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