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Ed Colker papers

Creator:
Colker, Ed, 1927-  Search this
Names:
Atelier Desjobert  Search this
Haybarn Press  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Johnson, J. Curtis  Search this
Konner, Melvin  Search this
Norris, Kathleen, 1947-  Search this
Pease, Deborah  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Walker, Jeanne Murray  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1944-2020
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, educator and administrator Ed Colker are dated 1944-2020 and measure 3.4 linear feet. Colker's painting, printmaking, and Haybarn Press, as well as his career as an art teacher and university administrator, are documented through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, subject files, printed material, and photographs. There is a 0.2 linear ft. addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes lists of works of art, exhibition information, letters to Colker, talks and lecutres by Colker, printed material and miscellany.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, printmaker, educator and administrator Ed Colker are dated 1944-2020 and measure 3.4 linear feet. Colker's painting, printmaking, and Haybarn Press, as well as his career as an art teacher and university administrator, are documented through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, subject files, printed material, and photographs. There is a 0.2 linear ft. addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes lists of works of art, exhibition information, letters to Colker, talks and lecutres by Colker, printed material and miscellany.

Biographical materials include official letters regarding Colker's performance in the Army, caricatures of him, diplomas, resume, awards, and certificates.

Correspondence, mainly professional in nature with a few scattered personal letters, concerns Colker's academic and artistic work, Haybarn Editions, exhibitions, projects, and various interests. Poet correspondents are J. Curtis Johnson, Kathleen Norris, Deborah Pease, and Jeanne Walker; translators include Melvin Konner and others.

Interviews with Ed Colker, conducted between 1982 and 2008 for various purposes, are preserved as 1 sound cassette and published transcripts. Also found are 1 sound cassette, 1 videocassette, and a published transcript of interviews Colker conducted with Will Barnet and Toshiko Takaezu in 1981 and 1994 respectively.

Among Colker's writings are the published versions of several articles and the manuscript of an unpublished one; two proposed books for students of design and typography; lectures delivered to students (3 videocassettes), miscellaneous writings, notes, and 1 videocassete of readings by artists from one of Colker's Haybarn Press poetry portfolios.

Subject files document many of Colker's professional interests, activities, projects, and relationships. Also of note are files about Haybarn Press.

The bulk of the printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, announcements, and school catalogs. Almost all is about or mentions Colker, or features reproductions of his work. Of note is the first and only issue of Re-Art: A Reflection of Current Ideas on the Arts (1954), published by Colker and Gene Feldman.

Photographs are of Colker and his family; Colker at events related to his artistic, academic, and publishing activities; artwork by Colker, and his work as reproduced in Haybarn Editions. Also found are an exterior view of the barn studio and one of printers working at Desjobert Press.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1946-circa 2011 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence,1954-2011 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Interviews, 1981-2008 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1961-1990s (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Subject files, 1952-2013 (Boxes 2-3; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material,1944-2011 (Box 3; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1960s-2010 (Box 4; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 8: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1963-2020 (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Ed Colker (b. 1927) is a painter, printmaker, educator, and administrator who has worked in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City. Colker founded the not-for-profit fine art publisher Haybarn Press. He is married to artist Elaine Galen and resides in Mt. Kisco, NY.

After high school, Colker was awarded a scholarship and began his art education at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Arts. He interrupted his studies to serve in the U.S. Army (1944-1946). He graduated in 1949, by which time the school had become the Philadelphia Museum School of Art; today it is the University of the Arts. He taught art in the Philadelphia area before moving to New York City in 1956. Later, Colker earned degrees from New York University (B.S. Ed, 1964; M.A., 1985).

Colker taught art and design courses at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Cornell University, Pratt Institute, and Philadelphia College of Art. By the 1980s, he had become an administrator as well as a professor. Throughout his academic career, Colker published and lectured widely, served as a visiting artist, acted as a consultant, and participated in professional organizations. He occasionally organized exhibitions and served on exhibition juries.

Since 1960, under the imprints Editions du Grenier, Haybarn Editions, and Haybarn Press, Colker has published limited edition books, portfolios, broadsides, individual pages, and folders of poetry. Most are accompanied by Colker's etchings and lithographs inspired by the texts. Haybarn Press, under the Ambor Edition imprint, also produced four portfolios with text and drawings by Elaine Galen, 1996-2008. From its inception, the work of Haybarn Press has been featured in many exhibitions of book arts. Colker also participated in group shows throughout the United States and enjoyed solo exhibitions of his paintings and prints. Haybarn Press productions and Colker's prints and paintings are in the permanent collections of Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, University of Arizona Museum of Art, and others.

Now retired from university administration and teaching, Colker continues to operate Haybarn Press and occasionally serves as an exhibition juror and visiting artist.
Provenance:
Donated by Ed Colker in 1991, 2013 and 2020.
Restrictions:
Use of original material 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.
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:
Arts administrators -- United States  Search this
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Printmakers -- United States  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Printing  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Design  Search this
Educators -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.colked
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Ed Colker papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-colked

Aline Meyer Liebman papers, 1906-1978

Creator:
Liebman, Aline Meyer 1879-1966  Search this
Subject:
O'Keeffe, Georgia 1887-1986  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Strand, Paul 1890-1976  Search this
Weston, Edward 1886-1958  Search this
Adams, Ansel 1902-1984  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart 1889-1975  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar 1867-1938  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon 1867-1941  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston 1882-1935  Search this
Marin, John 1870-1953  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton 1890-1973  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1.3 linear ft
Addition: 0.4 linear ft
Type:
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1906
1906-1978
20th century
Topic:
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Modernism (Art)--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Photography, Artistic--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Local number:
AAA 4203
AAA liebalin
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Aline Meyer Liebman papers, 1906-1978
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_212345

Ed Colker papers, 1944-2013

Creator:
Colker, Ed 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Barnet, Will 1911-2012  Search this
Konner, Melvin  Search this
Johnson, J. Curtis  Search this
Norris, Kathleen 1947-  Search this
Pease, Deborah  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Walker, Jeanne Murray  Search this
Atelier Desjobert  Search this
Haybarn Press  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Physical description:
3.2 linear feet
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1944
1944-2013
20th century
Topic:
Design  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Printing  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA colked
Restrictions & Rights:
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 copy requires advance notice
See more items in:
Ed Colker papers, 1944-2013
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_214588

Selections from Alexander Johnston Cassatt's letterbook index, [ca. 1894-1903]

Creator:
Cassatt, Alexander J. (Alexander Johnston), 1839-1906  Search this
Cassatt, Alexander J. (Alexander Johnston), 1839-1906  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- United States -- Exhibitions -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10038
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212860
AAA_collcode_cassalex
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212860

Henri Cartier-Bresson photographs of artists collection / Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1968

Creator:
Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1908-2004  Search this
Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1908-2004  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Gabo, Naum  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6079
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216182
AAA_collcode_carthenr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216182

Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert letters

Creator:
Teichert, Minerva Kohlhepp, 1888-1976  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Extent:
13 Items ((on a partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1915-1926
Scope and Contents:
Ten letters (1915) from Teichert to her parents describe her life as a student at the Art Students League in New York. She discusses her finances, clothing, classes and instructors. She also mentions her employment as a painter of animals, the exhibition of her work at Newport and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's gallery, and lectures on women's suffrage by orators including "Katherine" [Carrie] Chapman Catt. Three letters (1916-1926) from Robert Henri describe his work in Santa Fe, discuss the mixing of paint, advise Teichert on the sale of her Murillo paintings, and critique her work.
Provenance:
The lenders, Laurie Eastwood and Robert Henri Teichert, are the children of Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art students -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.teicmine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-teicmine

Oral history interview with Merlin F. Pollock

Interviewee:
Pollock, Merlin F., 1905-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound files, digital, wav file)
65 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 July 30 and 1980 July 30
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Merlin F. Pollock conducted 1979 July 30 and 1980 July 30, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Pollock speaks of his training at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau, France; his work as instructor of mural painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1935-1943; his paintings of Alaska commissioned by the government in 1937 and his work as supervisor of mural painting for the Illinois WPA, 1940-1943. He also discusses Chicago artists and his own murals for the government.
Biographical / Historical:
Merlin F. Pollock (1905-1996) was a painter and teacher, Chicago, Ill.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 40 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Arts administrators -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.polloc79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-polloc79
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Henry Pearson

Interviewee:
Pearson, Henry, 1914-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Extent:
49 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 Mar. 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Henry Pearson conducted 1965 Mar. 9, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Pearson (1914-2006) was a painter from Kinston, N.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tapes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 18 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pearso65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pearso65
Online Media:

1440 early American portrait artists, (1663-1860) : (preliminary volume) / compiled by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Research and Records Section, Work Projects Administration ; sponsor...

Creator:
New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project  Search this
Names:
Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889  Search this
Extent:
ix, 305 leaves ; 27 cm (27 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Newark, N.J. : The Historical Records Survey, 1940.
General:
At head of title: American portrait inventory.
Original typewritten copy, heavily corrected and annotated.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives by Louis Cohen of the Argosy Book Shop in May 1958. Mr. Cohen included a note: "This copy of '1440' came to Argosy Book Shop from the library of Harry M. Bland. The pencil handwriting on opp. p. 23 appears to be that of Theodore Bolton."
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.newjersh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-newjersh

Oral history interview with Ross E. Moffett

Interviewee:
Moffett, Ross  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Extent:
12 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1962 Aug. 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ross E. Moffett conducted 1962 Aug. 27, by Dorothy Seckler, on for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Ross Moffett (1888-1971) was a painter in Provincetown, Mass.
General:
Sound quality is poor.
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 6 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.moffet62
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moffet62
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Irving Marantz

Interviewee:
Marantz, Irving, 1912-1972  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (sound file (50 min.), digital, wav)
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 August 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Irving Marantz conducted 1968 August 31, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Irving Marantz (1912-1972) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 55 min.
Sound quality is extremely poor.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.marant68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-marant68
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Allen Leepa

Interviewee:
Leepa, Allen, 1919-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
71 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1977 Nov. 18-1978 Nov. 29
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Allen Leepa conducted 1977 Nov. 18-1978 Nov. 29, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Leepa discusses the New York art scene of the 1930s and 1940s, the Works Progress Administration, his connections with Abstract Artists of America, working in Michigan and Paris, and his relationship with Abraham Rattner, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Allen Leepa (1919-2009) was a painter and educator from New York, N.Y., Michigan, and Florida.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 55 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:
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Educators -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.leepa77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-leepa77
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Franklin Koenig

Interviewee:
Koenig, John Franklin, 1924-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
44 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1976 June 24-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Franklin Koenig conducted 1976 June 24-30, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
John Franklin Koenig (1924-2008) was a painter in Paris, France.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 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:
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- France -- Paris -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.koenig76
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-koenig76
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Karl Knaths

Interviewee:
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound tape reels (Sound recordings: master (1 hr., 15 min.), 5 in.)
35 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1962 Aug. 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Karl Knaths conducted 1962 Aug. 2, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Karl Knaths (1891-1971) was a painter rom Provincetown, Mass.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.knaths62
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-knaths62
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Rafael Ferrer

Interviewee:
Ferrer, Rafael  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Names:
Nancy Hoffman Gallery  Search this
Philadelphia College of Art  Search this
Philadelphia College of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Syracuse University -- Students  Search this
Granell, Eugenio Fern├índez, 1912-  Search this
Lewis, Frances  Search this
Lewis, Sydney  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
157 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 Sept. 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Rafael Ferrer conducted 1990 Sept. 19, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Ferrer speaks about his childhood in Puerto Rico; his education in Catholic school and military school; his interest in music including his professional work as a drummer in Latin jazz bands both in Puerto Rico and New York City; studies at Syracuse University and the University of Puerto Rico; his interest in painting; meeting the surrealist Eugenio Granell and Granell's influence, including Ferrer's involvement in the 1950's with surrealists in Puerto Rico and Europe, and a discussion of his feelings on Dada and surrealism; the shift toward conceptual and process art in the 1960's; moving to Philadelphia in the 1960's, teaching at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and exhibiting at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; installations and exhibits in New York City in the late 1960's and 1970's, including his twenty year association with the Nancy Hoffman Gallery; the deflected fountain piece at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the transition to handmade art works and then to painting and figurative works partially inspired by Alex Katz; collectors Sydney and Frances Lewis; and several commissions.
Biographical / Historical:
Rafael Ferrer (1933-) is a painter and conceptual artist from Puerto Rico and Philadelphia, Pa.
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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Conceptual artists -- Puerto Rico -- Interviews  Search this
Conceptual artists -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Art and music  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ferrer90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ferrer90
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ivan Le Lorraine Albright

Interviewee:
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
86 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 February 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ivan Le Lorraine Albright conducted 1972 February 5, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Albright speaks of his family background and early association with art and artists; his interest in architecture; his education including the Chicago Art Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and his medical drawings for the Army in World War I. He discusses his theories on color, light, motion, form, and illustration in relation to his works, including "Flesh," "Ida," "The Door," "The Window," "The Cornfield," "Room 203," and "Showcase Doll."
Biographical / Historical:
Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (1897-1983) was a painter from New York, New York and Chicago, Illinois.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 43 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.albrig72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-albrig72
Online Media:

Richard Zschaebitz papers

Creator:
Zschaebitz, Richard, 1860-1912  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1878-1981
Scope and Contents:
Awards and diplomas, 1878-1884; a naturalization document, 1892; 2 photographs of Zschaebitz and his family; and 121 photographs, 1980-1981, of Zschaebitz's works in oil, watercolor, pencil and pastel. Included is a list describing each photograph, compiled by Roberta H. Butler, who was researching Zschaebitz's work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter. Born in Germany. Came to U.S. about 1884.
Provenance:
Donated 1981-1984 by Karen Harvey and Ronnie Haught, Zschaebitz's great-granddaughters, and by Roberta H. Butler.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.zschrich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zschrich

S. J. Woolf papers

Creator:
Woolf, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1880-1948  Search this
Names:
Woolf, Benjamin E.  Search this
Woolf, Edith Truman  Search this
Woolf, Edward  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Place:
United States -- Biography -- Portraits
Date:
1835-1986
bulk 1880-1948
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, letters, art works, 2 contracts, notes, writings, subject files, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs document the journalism and portraiture of S.J. Woolf. His subjects included many of the twentieth century's most influential figures.
Scrapbook I contains circa 400 photographs of charcoal portraits of noted figures in politics, business, science, and the arts, drawn by Woolf between 1918 and 1948 for the "New York Times" magazine series "Drawings from Life." The other three scrapbooks contain clippings, 1923-1948, of the brief biographies, written by Woolf from his conversations with his subjects as he drew them, which were published with the drawings. The third scrapbook also includes an original drawing of Alfred E. Smith and Woolf's obituaries.
Birth announcements for Woolf, 1880; a passport, 1929; documents relating to Woolf's work as a war correspondent, 1942-1944; letters, 1847-1903, mentioning musical and theatrical activities of Woolf's relatives including his grandfather Edward Woolf and his great-uncle Benjamin Woolf; letters to Woolf concerning his work, 1910-1949; an essay "My Brownstone Aunts" by Woolf's wife Edith Truman Woolf; 2 essays by Woolf on his career; 5 drawings by Woolf, including portraits of Calvin Coolidge and Alfred Sloan; a caricature of Woolf by "V.D.S."; a cariacture of English actor Farren by Edward Woolf, 1835; a design to decorate a bar by Muriel Hobson; 350 subject files, 1904-1986, containing letters, clippings, and typescripts concerning noted figures in politics, business, science, and the arts, such as Irving Berlin, Albert Einstein, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Mark Twain; and files on the Snyder-Grey trial, 1927, the Bruno Hauptmann execution, 1936, Woolf's book, "Here Am I," 1941-1942, and Woolf's work at the front during both World Wars; 4 scrapbooks, 1900-1948, containing clippings, letters, drawings, war zone passes, and Woolf's birth certificate and photograph; clippings, 1903-1980, including articles about Benjamin Woolf and Edith Truman Woolf; 2 exhibition catalogs, 1919 and 1935; photographs, 1890-1941, of Woolf, his family and colleagues, an art class, an exhibition installation, and works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
S. J. Woolf (1880-1948) was a graphic artist, journalist, illusrator in New York, N.Y. Born into a family long active in the arts, Woolf studied at the Art Students League and at the National Academy of Design. He developed a reputation as a portraitist, primarily drawing celebrities for "Collier's", and, beginning in 1923, combining his portraits with his written accounts of his "personality interviews" for the "New York Times." Woolf also served as a special correspondent during both world wars.
Provenance:
Scrapbooks on reels 4065-4066 lent for microfilming, and remainder donated by Dr. Deborah Hobson, Woolf's granddaughter, through the National Portrait Gallery, which received the papers along with 107 drawings by Woolf of prominent Americans. The papers were transferred to the Archives of American Art, 1988 and 1992.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- United States  Search this
Portrait painters -- United States  Search this
Actors -- United States  Search this
Journalists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Journalism, Pictorial  Search this
Journalists as artists -- United States  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.woolsj
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woolsj

Joseph R. Woodwell letters

Creator:
Woodwell, Joseph R., 1843-1911  Search this
Names:
Bicknell, Albion Harris, 1837-1915  Search this
Cole, Joseph Foxcroft, 1837-1892  Search this
Knight, Ridgway, 1839-1924  Search this
Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919  Search this
Sisley, Alfred, 1839-1899  Search this
Smith, Frank H.  Search this
Thompson, Cephas Giovanni, 1809-1888  Search this
Ware, J.  Search this
Extent:
17 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1862-1868
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Woodwell, undated and 1862-1868, from friends from Woodwell's student days in Paris, including: Albion Harris Bicknell, Joseph Foxcroft Cole, Daniel Ridgway Knight, August Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Frank H. Smith, Cephas Thompson, J. Ware, Jean ?, and a fragment of a letter from an unknown person.
Letters contain news of various friends and art related issues; The letter from Cephas Thompson is illustrated.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Studied in Paris in the 1860's.
Provenance:
Donated 1966 by the Carnegie Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.woodjose
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodjose

Feodor Zakharov papers

Creator:
Zakharov, Feodor, b. 1882  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1961
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, clippings, exhibition catalogs, articles about Zakharov, and photographs of Zakharov's work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y. Born in Russia.
Provenance:
Donated August 1967 by Feodor Zakharov.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.zakhfeod
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zakhfeod

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