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Vera Klement papers, 1950-circa 2016

Creator:
Klement, Vera, 1929-  Search this
Subject:
Schulze, Franz  Search this
MacDowell Colony  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7275
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209426
AAA_collcode_klemvera
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209426
Online Media:

Vera Klement papers

Creator:
Klement, Vera, 1929-  Search this
Names:
MacDowell Colony  Search this
Schulze, Franz, 1927-2019  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet
1.36 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Interviews
Date:
1950-circa 2016
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Vera Klement measure 3.3 linear feet and 1.36 GB and date from 1950 to circa 2016. The papers include scattered correspondence with Franz Schulze and others, writings and notes including digital copies of a memoir, an interview, and a film, personal business records, printed and digital material, fourteen sketchbooks and other works of art, and photographs, including a photo of the MacDowell Colony in 1957.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Vera Klement measure 3.3 linear feet and 1.36 GB and date from 1950 to circa 2016. The papers include scattered correspondence with Franz Schulze and others, writings and notes including digital copies of a memoir, an interview, and a film, personal business records, printed and digital material, fourteen sketchbooks and other works of art, and photographs, including a photo of the MacDowell Colony in 1957.

Of note is Blunt Edge, an unpublished memoir by Klement in born-digital format; a born-digital recording of an oral history by Linda Kramer and Sandra Binion (2010); a born-digital copy of a film entitled Vera Klement: Blunt Edge, by Wonjung Bae; a bound volume, Disorder and Early Sorrow: a Meditation on War and Death in Homage to Picasso's Guernica 1937, by Vera Klement; and a poetry project compiled by Klement entitled Born of Silence.
Arrangement:
Due to its small size the collection is arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Vera Klement (1929-) is a painter and educator in Chicago, Illinois. She is a founding member of "The FIVE."

Vera Klement was born in Danzig, Germany (now GdaƄsk, Poland). She came to the United States in 1938 to escape the Nazi regime and settled in New York City. Klement studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, graduating in 1950. After moving to Chicago in 1965, she taught at the University of Chicago from 1969 to 1995 and is a Professor Emerita. She became a founding member of "The FIVE," a group of artists, who protested what they saw as a regionalist bent in Chicago art during the early 1970s.

Klement continues to live and work in Chicago, Illinois.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Vera Klement conducted for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project. The interviews were conducted by Lanny Silverman, 2015 June 12 and 14, and by Jason Stieber, 2016 May 25.
Provenance:
Vera Klement donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments in 1986, 2004, and 2017.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. 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:
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Interviews
Citation:
Vera Klement papers, 1950-circa 2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.klemvera
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Vera Klement papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96e173e2a-4a76-43d3-a2da-234c952b61f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-klemvera

Frederick Papsdorf papers

Creator:
Papsdorf, Frederick, 1887-1978  Search this
Names:
Perls, Klaus  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1975
Scope and Contents:
Letters; biographical sketch; artworks; sketchbooks; photographs; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; articles; and printed material.
REEL 981: A biographical sketch; 160 letters, 1941-1975, mostly from Klaus Perls, Papsdorf's dealer at the Perls Galleries, N.Y.C., 1943-1950; 2 books of watercolors and 32 loose watercolors, 1900, 7 wash drawings, and 5 sketchbooks, 1933-1948; 10 photos of Papsdorf, his paintings, and exhibitions; catalogs, announcements, articles; and clipppings. Also included are letters from the American Red Cross concerning Papsdorf's activities as an instructor for their Arts & Skills Corps during the mid-1940's.
REEL 3813: Four letters, 1957-1958; 2 photographs of Papsdorf; 50 drawings and 2 intaglio prints; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and miscellaneous printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Detroit, Michigan.
Provenance:
Material on reel 981 donated 1973 by Frederick Papsdorf; material on reel 3813 donated 1984 by Syracuse University.
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 -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.papsfred
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ab8c2897-6bf6-46f2-9c73-36d2e12c284e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-papsfred

Oral history interview with Dorothea Tanning, 1990 July 11-November 5

Interviewee:
Tanning, Dorothea, 1910-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Shikler, Barbara  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11720
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215552
AAA_collcode_tannin90
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215552

Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers, 1816, 1914-2008, bulk 1973-2001

Creator:
Knight, Gwendolyn, 1914-2005  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-  Search this
Subject:
Dintenfass, Terry  Search this
Eichenberg, Fritz  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Bocour, Leonard  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9121
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211315
AAA_collcode_lawrjaco
Theme:
African American
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211315
Online Media:

Jacob Lawrence papers [microfilm], 1937-1992

Creator:
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13386
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)257350
AAA_collcode_lawrjaco2
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_257350

Oral history interview with Jack Beal

Interviewee:
Beal, Jack, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988  Search this
Doyle, Tom  Search this
Giles, William, 1930-  Search this
Kirby, Michael  Search this
Landsman, Stanley, 1930-  Search this
Michod, Ivan  Search this
Michod, Susan A., 1945-  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 March 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jack Beal conducted 1968 March 27, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Beal speaks of his family background, southern artists, the Chicago Art Institute, studying with Kathleen Blackshear, the "Wells Street Group", the influence of Arshile Gorky and Chicago artists. He discusses refusing a scholarship to the Hans Hofmann School; the Cedar Bar; the New York art world; his wife, Sandra; painting with Ivan and Susan Michod and the "color" of color television. Beal comments on making a movie with Tom Doyle, William Giles, Michael Kirby, and Stanley Landsman; living off the land; and overcoming the "masterpiece complex."
Biographical / Historical:
Jack Beal (1931- 2013) was a painter from Oneonta, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 10 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:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.beal68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw979841577-3453-42e4-b5bd-fe37bdc9c0c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beal68
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Irving Norman, 1988 Mar. 5

Interviewee:
Norman, Irving, 1906-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Bell, Michael S., 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Bay Area Video Coalition (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12985
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216538
AAA_collcode_norman88
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216538

Oral history interview with Herbert Gentry, 1991 May 23

Interviewee:
Gentry, Herbert Alexander, 1919-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Delaney, Beauford  Search this
Cobra (Association)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art and music  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- France  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11493
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214586
AAA_collcode_gentry91
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214586
Online Media:

Feodor Zakharov papers, 1929-1961

Creator:
Zakharov, Feodor, 1882-1967  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6925
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209054
AAA_collcode_zakhfeod
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209054

Theodore Wores papers, 1881-1967

Creator:
Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939  Search this
Subject:
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Gray, Percy  Search this
Keith, William  Search this
Peck, Orrin  Search this
Peters, Charles Rollo  Search this
Russel, Alexander, Mrs  Search this
Sandona, Matteo  Search this
Tilden, Douglas  Search this
Shenson, A. Jess  Search this
Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8630
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210810
AAA_collcode_woretheo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210810

Ulfert Wilke papers, 1934-1977

Creator:
Wilke, Ulfert, 1907-1987  Search this
Subject:
Wilke, Rudolf  Search this
Beckmann, Max  Search this
Berman, Eugene  Search this
Bissier, Julius  Search this
Bonnefoy, Maurice  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Jensen, Alfred  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9375
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211572
AAA_collcode_wilkulfe
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211572

John Wilson papers, circa 1939-1993

Creator:
Wilson, John Woodrow, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American sculptors  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6395
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215365
AAA_collcode_wilsjohn
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215365

Fred Werner collection of Lyonel Feininger sketches, 1889-1890

Creator:
Werner, Fred  Search this
Subject:
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Graphic arts -- Germany  Search this
Graphic arts -- United States  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13645
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272837
AAA_collcode_wernfred
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_272837

Oral history interview with Jack Beal, 1968 March 27

Interviewee:
Beal, Jack, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Blackshear, Kathleen  Search this
Doyle, Tom  Search this
Giles, William  Search this
Kirby, Michael  Search this
Landsman, Stanley  Search this
Michod, Ivan  Search this
Michod, Susan A.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12182
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212000
AAA_collcode_beal68
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212000

Treasury Department Art Projects : painting and sculpture for federal buildings, November seventeen to December thirteen, nineteen hundred thirty-six, Corcoran Gallery of Art / introduction by Forbes Watson, 1936

Creator:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Subject:
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Public sculpture -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Sculpture, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Public sculpture -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5929
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208761
AAA_collcode_treareli
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208761

Burton Wasserman papers, 1946-1975

Creator:
Wasserman, Burton  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7169
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209306
AAA_collcode_wassburt
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209306

Franklin C. Watkins papers, 1909-1973

Creator:
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9324
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211520
AAA_collcode_watkfran
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211520

Mitchell Siporin papers, 1913-1990

Creator:
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976  Search this
Subject:
Cheney, Sheldon  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Millman, Edward  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
War in art  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9408
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211606
AAA_collcode_sipomitc
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211606

Ala Story papers, 1941-1970

Creator:
Story, Ala, 1907-1972  Search this
Subject:
Craske, John  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana  Search this
Sterner, Harold  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Clark, Kenneth  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Longden, Alfred A. (Alfred Appleby)  Search this
Wilson, Mary F.  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
University of California, Santa Barbara  Search this
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
American British Art Center  Search this
Topic:
Women museum curators  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Prints -- Exhibitions -- United States  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Curators -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9485
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211683
AAA_collcode_storala
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211683

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