The papers of painter Herman Rose measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1945 to 2007. The collection documents Rose's career as a professional artist, as well as his personal life, through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, journals, sketchbooks, personal business records, photographs, and printed matter.
Biographical material includes a birth certificate and various passports and identification cards, resumes and personal writings, memoirs, personal photographs, and correspondence with close friends and family members. Correspondence reflects longstanding friendships with artists Raphael Soyer, Joseph Solman, and Irving Block, among others. Photographs, slides, transparences and negatives document the artist at work in the studio and en plein air in various locations, as well as his artworks.
Writings include Rose's extensive reflections on and analysis of the work of Seurat, Corot, and others, as well as the development of landscape painting in western art. Gallery and exhibition files include records of exhibitions, inventories of artworks. Printed material includes press clippings, as well as exhibition announcements, invitations and catalogs.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Rose (1909-2007) was an American realist painter in New York, best known for his cityscapes and landscapes.
Donated in 1972 by Herman Rose and in 2021 by George Rappaport, Rose's son.
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2 Linear feet (150 Prints: album (black and white)
1 writing tablet: catalog Dimensions 39 x 27 cm.)
Box 5, Folder 5
Scope and Contents:
One album, measuring 39 x 31 cm., of approximately 150 black and white photographs of the Chinese art collection of Seaouke Yue [You Xiaoqi], which included paintings, porcelain and works in bronze. The prints are pasted into the album and identified by typed identification slips, also pasted into the album. A paper label on the front cover reads "Photos of Chinese Arts Seaouke Yue Collection". A one-volume descriptive catalog accompanies the photo album. The catalog (39 x 27 cm.) consists of 50 tipped-in leaves, with typescript descriptions of each art work pasted onto the leaves. The descriptions have been annotated in pencil. A paper label has been pasted to the front cover and bears the typed title "Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages", with the author's name and "Photo list #298" printed underneath in black ink.
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Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.