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Oral history interview with Anne Rorimer, 2010 November 15-16

Interviewee:
Rorimer, Anne, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Acconi, Vito  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Wegman, William  Search this
Broodthaers, Marcel  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Lowry, Bates  Search this
Speyer, A. James  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne  Search this
Buchloh, B. H. D.  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly  Search this
Buren, Daniel  Search this
Graham, Dan  Search this
Asher, Michael  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Maxon, John  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Tucker, Marcia  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph)  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Bryn Mawr College  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art historians  Search this
Curators  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15880
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295421
AAA_collcode_rorime10
Theme:
Women
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295421
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Oral history interview with Jackie Ferrara, 2009 January 16-February 13

Interviewee:
Ferrara, Jackie, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Graves, Nancy Stevenson  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Beauchamp, Robert J. (Robert John)  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Addams, Charles  Search this
Lockspeiser, Mary  Search this
Protetch, Max  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Forst, Miles  Search this
Gallo, Frank  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Eisenhauer, Lette  Search this
Judd, Donald C. (Donald Clarence)  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Marcus, Marcia  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Ferrara, Don  Search this
DeLap, Tony  Search this
Rosenquist, James  Search this
Gross, Sally  Search this
Samaras, Lucas  Search this
Wayne State University  Search this
Michigan State University  Search this
United States.General Services Administration Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15678
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282758
AAA_collcode_ferrar09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282758
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Oral history interview with Tony Ganz, 2014 December 6

Interviewee:
Ganz, Tony, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Subject:
Zwirner, David  Search this
Ganz, Paul  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Ganz, Victor  Search this
Lowry, Glenn D.  Search this
d'Offay, Anthony  Search this
Fries, Charles W.  Search this
Bonin, Ted  Search this
Weinberg, Adam D.  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Ganz, Sally  Search this
Marks, Matthew  Search this
Bontecou, Lee  Search this
Ganz, Sol  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Thek, Paul  Search this
Whiteread, Amber  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Deitsch, Jeffrey  Search this
Mutrux, Gail  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
D. Lisner Jewelry  Search this
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16213
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368428
AAA_collcode_ganz14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_368428

Oral history interview with Rosalyn Drexler, 2017 May 17-June 2

Interviewee:
Drexler, Rosalyn, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lyon, Christopher, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Youskevitch, Igor  Search this
Doyle, Tom  Search this
Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph),  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
Baraka, Amiri  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Kroll, Jack  Search this
Barthelme, Donald  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Carmines, Al  Search this
Teer, Barbara Ann  Search this
Bruce, Lenny  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Drexler, Sherman  Search this
Klein, William  Search this
Neel, Alice  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Kent, Allegra  Search this
Gilman, Richard  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Samaras, Lucas  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold  Search this
Basquiat, Jean-Michel  Search this
Sontag, Susan  Search this
Newman, Barry  Search this
Monroe, Marilyn  Search this
Marx, Chico  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Hunter College  Search this
Reuben Gallery  Search this
Garth Greenan Gallery  Search this
Kornblee Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Dramatists  Search this
Happenings (Art)  Search this
Authors  Search this
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Women wrestlers  Search this
Wrestling  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17499
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)389604
AAA_collcode_drexle17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_389604
Online Media:

Ellen Hulda Johnson papers, 1872-1994, bulk 1921-1992

Creator:
Johnson, Ellen H. (Ellen Hulda), 1910-1992  Search this
Subject:
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Wilke, Wendell  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Tacha, Athena  Search this
Saunders, David  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Allen Memorial Art Museum  Search this
College Art Association (U.S.)  Search this
Oberlin College  Search this
American-Scandinavian Foundation  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Ossabaw Island (Ga.)  Search this
Artist colonies  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Art, Scandinavian  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6514
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215772
AAA_collcode_johnelle
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215772
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Oral history interview with Lee Bontecou, 2009 January 10

Interviewee:
Bontecou, Lee, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ashton, Dore, 1928-2017  Search this
Subject:
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Brackman, Robert  Search this
Doyle, Tom  Search this
González, Julio  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15647
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282214
AAA_collcode_bontec09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282214
Online Media:

Study of a Male Nude

Artist:
Eva Hesse, American, b. Germany, 1936 – 1970  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on white wove paper
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1957
Accession Number:
1957-104-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq443fd63d1-64f5-4b7d-aa32-475aaf8f63cd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1957-104-1

Ellen Hulda Johnson papers

Creator:
Johnson, Ellen H.  Search this
Names:
Allen Memorial Art Museum  Search this
American-Scandinavian Foundation  Search this
College Art Association (U.S.)  Search this
Oberlin College -- Faculty  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Saunders, David  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Tacha, Athena, 1936-  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Wilke, Wendell  Search this
Extent:
60.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Ossabaw Island (Ga.)
Date:
1872-1994
bulk 1921-1992
Summary:
The papers of art historian, art critic, author, librarian and educator Ellen Hulda Johnson measure 60.3 linear feet and date from 1872-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from 1921-1992. The papers include biographical materials; personal and family files; personal, professional, and business correspondence; extensive research and writing files; teaching files; subject files; professional and curatorial files; and artists' files. Johnson's papers reflect the full range of her career, interests, and close relationships with many artists. There is a 5.0 linear foot addition to this collection donated in 2019. Included are biographical material; correspondence; teaching and lecture files; financial and legal records; photographs of artists, events, and travels; sketchbooks; and video cassette tapes of events.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian, art critic, author, librarian and educator Ellen Hulda Johnson measure 55.3 linear feet and date from 1872-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from 1921-1992. The papers include biographical materials; personal and family files; personal, professional, and business correspondence; extensive research and writing files; teaching files; subject files; professional and curatorial files; and artists' files. Johnson's papers reflect the full range of her career, interests, and close relationships with many artists.

Personal papers consist of biographical materials and personal and family files, including "memorabilia" files compiled by Johnson. Correspondence is a mix of personal, business, and professional correspondence. Significant correspondents include David Saunders (who painted a portrait of Johnson), Claes Oldenburg, Jack Tworkov, Robert Venturi, the American Scandinavian Foundation. A folder of correspondence compiled for the Archives includes letters from Alfred Stieglitz, Wendell Wilkie, Carl Milles, Jim Dine, and Alexander Archipenko.

Extensive and comprehensive writing and research project files include articles, lectures, presentations, manuscripts, notes and notebooks, including her class notebooks from courses she attended in Paris in 1935, and additional notes and notebooks on a wide variety of subjects. The numerous articles, lectures, papers, and drafts were written primarily by Johnson for the College Art Association, the Allen Memorial Art Museum bulletin, and numerous additional publications and presentations; but there are also writings by others included in the research files. Major writing projects and related research files cover Scandinavian art, the Ossabaw Island artist's colony, Cezanne, Eva Hesse, John Frederick Kensett, Claes Oldenburg, Picasso, David Saunders, Athena Tacha, Pop Art, and many other topics. Johnson's research files, manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs for major exhibitions, including one on Eva Hesse (1982) and for her published books including American Artists on Art from 1940-1980 (1982), Claes Oldenburg (1971), Fragments Recalled at 80: The Art Memoirs of Ellen H. Johnson (1993), and Modern Art and Object (1976) are arranged with the writing project files. Johnson's bibliographic index cards are found here as well.

The collection contains extensive teaching files for courses taught by Johnson at Oberlin and as a visiting professor at other institutions; professional and curatorial files reflecting her curatorial career at Allen Memorial Art Museum, as a consultant, jury member, and continuing education courses she later attended, including the Baldwin Lecture Series; and 18 linear feet of artist's files assembled by Johnson.

There is a 5.0 linear foot addition to this collection donated in 2019. Included are biographical material; correspondence; teaching and lecture files; financial and legal records; photographs of artists, events, and travels; sketchbooks; and video cassette tapes of events.
Arrangement:
The Ellen Hulda Johnson papers are arranged into eight series:

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1910-1994 (2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 56)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1937-1992 (4.5 linear feet; Boxes 3-7)

Series 3: Writing and Research Projects, 1872, 1932-1994 (13.5 linear feet; Boxes 7-20, 56)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1930-1993 (5 linear feet; Boxes 21-25)

Series 5: Teaching Files, 1928-1989 (6 linear feet; Boxes 26-31)

Series 6: Professional and Curatorial Files, 1936-1991 (6 linear feet; Boxes 32-37, 56)

Series 7: Artists Files, 1935-1992 (18.3 linear feet; Boxes 37-55)

Series 8: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1930-1990 (5 linear feet; Boxes 57-61)
Biographical / Historical:
Ellen Hulda Johnson (1910-1992) was an art historian, critic, and professor who worked and taught at Oberlin College in Ohio for most of her career.

Ellen Hulda Johnson was born in 1910 in Warren, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in art history at Oberlin in 1933 and 1935. She worked briefly at the Toledo Museum of Art before returning to Oberlin as the art librarian. In 1940 she started Oberlin's art rental program, the first of its kind in the country. She was appointed to the faculty in 1948 and taught nineteenth and twentieth century art, American art from colonial times to the present, contemporary art, and Scandinavian art. She was a member of the Allen Memorial Art Museum's acquisition committee and appointed honorary curator of modern art in 1973. She remained at Oberlin her entire career, retiring from teaching in 1977.

Johnson was a scholar of Cézanne, Claes Oldenburg, Eva Hesse, Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch, John F. Kensett and other modern masters, as well as Scandinavian art. In 1962 she wrote the first important article on Claes Oldenburg and, in 1970, assisted curator Athena Tacha commission his first permanent large sculpture (3-Way Plug) for the grounds of the Allen Memorial Art Museum. She was the first to show the black-striped paintings that established Frank Stella's reputation. Her efforts in promoting acquisitions of young contemporary artists helped make the Allen Memorial Art Museum a leading institution in contemporary art. Her Oberlin lectures on modern art became so popular that they had to be held in the college's largest auditorium and influenced generations of students, many of whom went on to signficant positions in the field. A new wing of the museum designed by Robert Venturi opened in 1977 and was named in honor of Johnson.

Johnson was the author of numerous articles, books, and exhibition catalogs including Cezanne (Penquin, 1967); Claes Oldenburg (Penquin, 1971); American Artists on Art from 1940-1980 (Harper and Row, 1982); and Modern Art and the Object (Thames and Hudson, 1976).

In 1968, Johnson purchased the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Weltzheimer house in Oberlin, and spent a considerable part of her time and money restoring the building where she lived the rest of her life. She bequethed the house and her significant art collection to Oberlin upon her death in 1992.
Separated Materials:
Shortly after aquisition, the Archives transferred Ellen Hulda Johnson's vertical file (16 linear feet) of clippings, press releases, and exhibition announcements to the library of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.
Provenance:
The Ellen Hulda Johnson papers were donated in 1994, 1998, and 2019 by the estate of Ellen Hulda Johnson via exectutor Athena Tacha.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Ellen Hulda Johnson 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.
Occupation:
Educators -- Ohio -- Oberlin  Search this
Librarians -- Ohio  Search this
Authors -- Ohio  Search this
Art historians -- Ohio -- Oberlin  Search this
Art critics -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, Scandinavian  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artist colonies -- Georgia  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Ellen Hulda Johnson papers, 1872-1994, bulk 1921-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.johnelle
See more items in:
Ellen Hulda Johnson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-johnelle
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Barbara Novak, 2013 October 8-17

Interviewee:
Novak, Barbara, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Bosa, Louis  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Coremans, Paul B.  Search this
Nevins, Kate Lockwood  Search this
Presser, Josef  Search this
Aaron, Dan  Search this
Ferber, Linda S.  Search this
Feldman, Morton  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Rowland, Ben  Search this
Kaufman, William  Search this
Watts, Marissa  Search this
Shapiro, Marge  Search this
Hayes, Bartlett H.  Search this
Bochner, Mel  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Lawrence, Marion  Search this
Goetzmann, William  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Scharf, William  Search this
Reff, Theodore  Search this
McCoy, Ann Wyeth  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Held, Julius Samuel  Search this
Hutchinson, Peter A.  Search this
Melkoff, Edward  Search this
Icahn, Belle  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Davis, Meredith (Meredith J.)  Search this
Lane, Fitz Henry  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Barnard College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art historians  Search this
Art  Search this
Luminism (Art)  Search this
Utah  Search this
Expressionists (Group of American artists)  Search this
Pragmatism  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Europe  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16149
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366142
AAA_collcode_novak13
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_366142
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert Mangold, 2017 November 16

Interviewee:
Mangold, Robert, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lyon, Christopher, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Wyman, Robert  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Welliver, Neil Gavin  Search this
Marden, Brice  Search this
Nice, Don  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Mnuchin Gallery  Search this
Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Art  Search this
Society for Visual Anthropology (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Minimal art  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17524
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)391130
AAA_collcode_mangol17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_391130
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Walter Erlebacher, 1991 Jan. 19

Interviewee:
Erlebacher, Walter, 1933-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Hunter, Anne S.  Search this
Subject:
Leslie, Alfred  Search this
Rigby, Ivan B.  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Kostellow, Alexander  Search this
Beal, Jack  Search this
Pratt Institute.Art School  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12750
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214374
AAA_collcode_erleba91
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214374

Fischbach Gallery records, 1937-2015, bulk 1963-1977

Creator:
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Levine, Les  Search this
Krushenick, Nicholas  Search this
Ryman, Robert  Search this
D'Arcangelo, Allan  Search this
Gilardi, Piero  Search this
Bladen, Ronald  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Sugarman, George  Search this
Antonakos, Stephen  Search this
Mangold, Robert  Search this
Davis, Gene  Search this
Chamberlain, Elwyn M.  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Swain, Robert  Search this
Slavin, Arlene  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Dunn, Anne  Search this
Ryan, Anne  Search this
Ohlson, Douglas Dean  Search this
Altoon, John  Search this
Thiabaut Galley  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8173
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210344
AAA_collcode_fiscgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210344
Online Media:

Fischbach Gallery records

Creator:
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Names:
Thiabaut Galley  Search this
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Antonakos, Stephen, 1926-2013  Search this
Bladen, Ronald, 1918-1988  Search this
Chamberlain, Wynn  Search this
D'Arcangelo, Allan, 1930-  Search this
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985  Search this
Dunn, Anne  Search this
Gilardi, Piero, 1942-  Search this
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Krushenick, Nicholas, 1929-1999  Search this
Levine, Les, 1935-  Search this
Mangold, Robert, 1937-  Search this
Ohlson, Douglas Dean, 1936-  Search this
Ryan, Anne, 1889-1954  Search this
Ryman, Robert, 1930-  Search this
Slavin, Arlene, 1942-  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-  Search this
Sugarman, George, 1912-1999  Search this
Swain, Robert, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
39.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gallery records
Photographs
Date:
1937-2015
bulk 1963-1977
Summary:
The records of New York City Fischbach Gallery measure 39.5 linear feet and date from 1937 to 2015, with the bulk of materials dating from 1963 to 1977. The majority of the collection consists of artists files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the gallery's relationship with its stable of modern and avant garde artists, as well as gallery exhibitions. Files include biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, and photographs. Gallery records also include general business correspondence, access-restricted financial records; and additional printed materials. The 2015 addition of 14 linear feet consists of inventory and client sales records in the form of card indexes. The 2019 addition consists of material related to Marilyn Fischbach's art collection.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of New York City Fischbach Gallery measure 39.5 linear feet and date from 1937 to 2015, with the bulk of materials dating from 1963 to 1977. The majority of the collection consists of artists files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the gallery's relationship with its stable of modern and avant garde artists, as well as gallery exhibitions. Files include biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, and photographs. Gallery records also include general business correspondence, access-restricted financial records; and additional printed materials.

Artists and Exhibition Files contain information on over one hundred Fischbach Gallery artists and measure 18 linear feet. The contents of each file varies, but typically may include biographical information; correspondence between the artist, museums, and other galleries; scattered consignment information; printed materials including articles, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and press releases; photographs of the artist, installations, constructions, and works of art; and negatives, slides, and transparencies. Substantial files are found for John Altoon, Stephen Antonakos, Ronald Bladen, Wynn Chamberlain, Allan D'Arcangelo, Gene Davis, Anne Dunn, Piero Gilardi, Eva Hesse, Alex Katz, Nicholas Krushenick, Les Levine, Robert Mangold, Doug Ohlson, Anne Ryan, Robert Ryman, Arlene Slavin, Tony Smith, George Sugarman, and Robert Swain, among others. Also included are files pertaining to group exhibitions including "According to the Letter" (1963), "Hard Center" (1963), "Six Women" (1965), "Game Without Rules" (1966), "Direct Representation" (1969), and "Eccentric Abstraction" (1966) which was organized by Lucy Lippard.

General gallery correspondence is business correspondence between the gallery and companies, individuals, museums, galleries, dealers, new or non-Fischbach artists, and institutions. Additional business records consist of an address book, lists of Fischbach artists, gallery plans, a notebook, as well as guest lists, mailing lists, and press lists.

Financial records are access restricted and require written permission from the donor's representative for use. The files document financial transactions for many of the artists represented in the artists files and includes sales records, invoices, artists' payments, and correspondence about sales and possible sales. The alphabetical financial files document routine gallery business, such as framing, shipping, insurance, messenger, publicity, etc. and are organized by name of business. General financial files consist of accounting ledgers, banking documents, insurance claims, and travel accounts.

Printed materials consist of various business cards, clippings concerning the Fischbach Gallery, and a pamphlet by Ron Williams as a guide to New York galleries. The bulk of printed materials are found in the Artists and Exhibition Files.

A small series of photographs include those from the Thiabaut Gallery, and unidentified photos of landscapes. It is likely that Fischbach Gallery occupied the space previously used by the Thiabaut Gallery and some materials were included in the collection for that reason. The bulk of photographic materials are found in the Artists and Exhibition Files.

In 2015, 14 feet of records were added to the collection. The addition consists of inventory and client sales records in the form of card indexes. The addition is access-restricted until 2065.

A 2019 addition of 0.2 linear feet, consisting of material related to Marilyn Fischbach's art collection, was processed in 2020.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Artists and Exhibitions Files, 1937-1977 (Boxes 1-18, 28; 18 linear feet)

Series 2: Gallery Correspondence, 1962-1974 (Boxes 18-19; 1.75 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, 1969-1971 (Box 27; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Financial Records, 1963-1975 (Boxes 20-25; 4.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1963-1972 (Box 26; 6 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1960s (Box 26; 2 folders)

Series 7: Inventory Card Indexes, circa 1960s-2015 (12.1 linear feet; Box 29-41)

Series 8: Client Sales Card Index, circa 1970s-2000s (1.9 linear feet; Box 41-42)

Series 9: Marilyn Fischbach Collection Records, circa 1975-2000 (0.2 linear feet; Box 43)
Historical Note:
The Fischbach Gallery was founded in 1960 by Marilyn Cole Fischbach at 799 Madison Avenue in New York City. The gallery was noted for its stable of minimalist young artists in the 1960s, and the work of the painterly realists in the 1970s. The gallery remains open today.

During its early years, the gallery was among the first to focus on 1960s avant-garde and minimalist artists. Marilyn possessed a talent for discovering young artists and for helping them advance their careers. Many of these young artists became well-known, including Ronald Bladen, Eva Hesse, and Alex Katz. Other artists represented by the gallery include Allan D'Arcangelo, Les Levine, Robert Mangold, Robert Ryman, George Sugarman, and Robert Swain.

The gallery also had an active exhibition schedule and organized and hosted group exhibitions of modern art, including "According to the Letter" (1963), "Hard Center" (1963), and "Direct Representation" (1969). Additionally, the Fishbach Gallery hosted "Eccentric Abstraction" in 1966, an exhibition organized by Lucy Lippard.

Later, the gallery moved to W. 57th Street in Manhattan. Fischbach hired A. Aladar Marberger as director of the gallery. Under his direction, the Fischbach Gallery shifted from the avant-garde to contemporary American realism and minimalist sculpture. In the 1980s, Marilyn Fischbach brought three investors into the gallery. She remined a co-owner, but lived in Paris, France for many years prior to her death at the age of seventy-two. The Fischbach Gallery remains open at 210 West 11th Street at 25th Street in New York City.
Provenance:
Gallery founder Marilyn C. Fischbach and director A. Aladar Marberger donated the majority of the Fischbach Gallery records in 1978. Additional records were donated in 2001 by Maureen Dawley on behalf of the Carnegie Mellon University and in 2015 and in 2019 by John Fischbach, Marilyn C. Fischbach's son.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Written permission from the donor is also required to view the series of financial records and the 2015 addition of card indexes. Contact the Reference Services Department for more information.
Rights:
The Fischbach Gallery records 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:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Minimal art -- United States  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Gallery records
Photographs
Citation:
The Fischbach Gallery records, 1937-2015, bulk 1963-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fiscgall
See more items in:
Fischbach Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fiscgall
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Hesse, Eva

Collection Creator:
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Extent:
(2 folders)
Container:
Box 20, Folder 33-34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1975
Series Restrictions:
Financial records (Boxes 20-25) and inventory cards (Boxes 29-42) are access restricted; written permission required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Fischbach Gallery records 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:
The Fischbach Gallery records, 1937-2015, bulk 1963-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Fischbach Gallery records
Fischbach Gallery records / Series 4: Financial Records / 4.1: Artists' Financial Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fiscgall-ref1309

Hesse, Eva

Collection Creator:
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 37, Folder 15-16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1970
Series Restrictions:
Financial records (Boxes 20-25) and inventory cards (Boxes 29-42) are access restricted; written permission required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Fischbach Gallery records 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:
The Fischbach Gallery records, 1937-2015, bulk 1963-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Fischbach Gallery records
Fischbach Gallery records / Series 7: Inventory Card Indexes / 7.2: Second A-Z Sequence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fiscgall-ref1676

Hesse, Eva - Clippings

Collection Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 52, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1992
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries and appointment books required written permission.
Collection Rights:
The André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich 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:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
André Emmerich Gallery records
André Emmerich Gallery records / Series 6: Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-andremmg-ref2746

Eva Hesse, New Jersey postcard to Robert Smithson, New York, New York

Creator:
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970  Search this
Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973  Search this
Subject:
Holt, Nancy  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
N.J.
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1966 July 18
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15914
See more items in:
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15914
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Eva Hesse and Ruth Vollmer postcard to Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt, New York, New York

Creator:
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970  Search this
Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973  Search this
Subject:
Holt, Nancy  Search this
Vollmer, Ruth Landshoff  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1967 August 25
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15915
See more items in:
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15915
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Installation view of an Eva Hesse exhibition at the Fischbach Gallery.

Creator:
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1968
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7558
See more items in:
Fischbach Gallery records, 1937-2015, bulk 1963-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7558

Eva Hesse- Titles

Creator:
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1968 Nov. 16
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7555
See more items in:
Fischbach Gallery records, 1937-2015, bulk 1963-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7555
Online Media:

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