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Grace Schirmer letters

Creator:
Schirmer, Grace  Search this
Names:
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Tack, Augustus Vincent, 1870-1949  Search this
Extent:
8 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1899-1936
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with Augustus Tack and Frank W. Benson.
REEL 2786: Four letters to Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Schirmer; three from Benson regarding the portrait of their daughter, Gertrude Schirmer, painted by Benson in 1899; and one from Grace Schirmer to her husband Gustave.[microfilm title: Frank W. Benson]
REEL 3471: Four letters: three from Schirmer to her sister, Evelyn Benedict, relating personal matters and thoughts about her portrait by Augustus Vincent Tack; and a fourth letter from Tack to Schirmer on her 80th birthday recalling the portrait and reminiscing about Schirmer's husband, Gustave.
Biographical / Historical:
Sitter for portrait by Augustus V. Tack; Brooklyn, New York.
Other Title:
Frank W. Benson papers [microfilm title, reel 2786]
Provenance:
Donated by Gertrude Helen Fay, Schirmer's daughter, 1974.
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:
Portrait painters  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.schigrac
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schigrac

Alice Yamin papers, 1927-1998

Creator:
Yamin, Alice D., 1905-2002  Search this
Yamin, Alice D., 1905-2002  Search this
Subject:
Aziz, Barbara Nimri  Search this
Aach, Herbert  Search this
Ginsberg, Henry  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Bultman, Fritz  Search this
Brody, Lily  Search this
Briggs, Ernest  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Bernard, Frank S.  Search this
Yamin, Leo  Search this
Schmid, Elsa  Search this
Teller, Jane  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Fromboluti, Sideo  Search this
Lipkind, Bill  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Lipkind, Maria  Search this
Glarner, Fritz  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Grillo, John  Search this
Johnson, Buffie  Search this
Oeri, Georgine  Search this
Oeri-Sarasin, Gertrude  Search this
Pavia, Philip  Search this
Littlefield, William Horace  Search this
Mason, Alice Trumbull  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
McFadden, Elizabeth  Search this
Mumford, Daphne  Search this
Landmark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Consultants -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Draftsman -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6897
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209026
AAA_collcode_yamialic
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209026
Online Media:

Anna Walinska papers, 1927-2002, bulk 1935-1980

Creator:
Walinska, Anna, 1906-1997  Search this
Walinska, Anna, 1906-1997  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Milton  Search this
Hacohen, Bracha  Search this
Littlefield, William Horace  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Walinsky, Louis Joseph  Search this
Beata, Welsing  Search this
Guild Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Transcripts
Travel diaries
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Israel -- description and travel
Topic:
Drawing--Study and teaching  Search this
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art  Search this
Painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Asia--Description and travel  Search this
Middle East--Description and travel  Search this
Trinidad and Tobago--Description and travel  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
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6942
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209071
AAA_collcode_walianna
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209071
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Grace Schirmer letters, 1899-1936

Creator:
Schirmer, Grace  Search this
Schirmer, Grace  Search this
Subject:
Tack, Augustus Vincent  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8710
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210891
AAA_collcode_schigrac
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210891

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg papers, 1842-1882

Creator:
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889  Search this
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889  Search this
Subject:
Benjamin, Park  Search this
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di  Search this
Clark, Lewis Gaylord  Search this
Curtis, George William  Search this
Custis, George Washington Parke  Search this
Everett, Edward  Search this
Gayarré, Charles  Search this
Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth)  Search this
Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot)  Search this
Johnson, Reverdy  Search this
Kearny, Philip  Search this
Kirkland, Caroline M. (Caroline Matilda)  Search this
Macready, William Charles  Search this
Marlay, Charles Brinsley  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins  Search this
Parsons, Theophilus  Search this
Poinsett, Joel Roberts  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Ream, Vinnie  Search this
Russell, Samuel H.  Search this
Scott, Winfield, Mrs  Search this
Sherman, Ellen Ewing  Search this
Slidell, John  Search this
Somers, Virginia, Lady  Search this
Stratford de Redcliffe, Stratford Canning, Viscount  Search this
Swedenborg, Emanuel  Search this
Taylor, Bayard  Search this
Tiffany, Osmond  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore)  Search this
Wall, W. I.  Search this
Whittlesey, Elisha  Search this
Wickliffe, R., Jr  Search this
Cleveland Academy of Art  Search this
Lenox Library  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Portrait painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9133
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211327
AAA_collcode_kellmine
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211327

Leslie Powell papers, 1930-1970

Creator:
Powell, Leslie, 1906-1978  Search this
Powell, Leslie, 1906-1978  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Watercolor painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9962
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212634
AAA_collcode_powelesl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212634

Leslie Powell papers

Creator:
Powell, Leslie  Search this
Extent:
250 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1970
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of Powell's work, exhibition lists; clippings; exhibition announcements; biographical information; press releases on Powell's autobiography, PAINTINGS FROM A LIFE'S JOURNEY; sketches; and letters concerning Powell's gift of paintings to the city of Lawton, Oklahoma and the Galerie Internationale exhibitions of his work.
Biographical / Historical:
Watercolorist, designer; New York, N.Y. Born 1906 in Oklahoma, moved to New York in 1927. Studied at the Art Students League and Columbia University.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1970 by Leslie Powell.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Watercolorists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Watercolor painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.powelesl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-powelesl

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg papers

Creator:
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Academy of Art  Search this
Lenox Library  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864  Search this
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di, 1832-1904  Search this
Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873  Search this
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892  Search this
Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895  Search this
Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860  Search this
Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857  Search this
Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876  Search this
Kearny, Philip, 1815-1862  Search this
Kirkland, Caroline M. (Caroline Matilda), 1801-1864  Search this
Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873  Search this
Marlay, Charles Brinsley, 1831-1912  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882  Search this
Parsons, Theophilus, 1750-1813  Search this
Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Ream, Vinnie, 1847-1914  Search this
Russell, Samuel H.  Search this
Scott, Winfield, Mrs  Search this
Sherman, Ellen Ewing, 1824-1888  Search this
Slidell, John, 1793-1871  Search this
Somers, Virginia, Lady  Search this
Stratford de Redcliffe, Stratford Canning, Viscount, 1786-1880  Search this
Swedenborg, Emanuel, 1688-1772  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Tiffany, Osmond, b. 1823  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1813-1871  Search this
Wall, W. I.  Search this
Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863  Search this
Wickliffe, R., Jr  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1842-1882
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, writings, a scrapbook, and printed materials.
REELS D30 and D33: Correspondence, clippings, and photographs. Included are letters from George William Curtis to Kellogg, October 1846-January 1847, describing Rome (incorrectly attributed to George Washington Parke Custis on microfilm); a letter from Elisha Whittlesey to George Washington Parke Custis, October 23, 1844, commending Miner Kellogg to him; and correspondence dealing with Kellogg's activities as a promoter of Hiram Powers' statue "The Greek Slave" in the mid-nineteenth century.
Correspondents include: Park Benjamin, Sir Stratford Canning, Luigi P. Cesnola, Lewis G. Clark, Edward Everett, Charles E.A. Gayarré, Henry D. Gilpin, Rufus W. Griswold, Reverdy Johnson, Phillip Kearny, Caroline M. Kirkland, Lenox Library, William C. MacReady, Brinsley Marlay, George P. Marsh, National Academy of Design, Theophilus Parsons, Joel R. Poinsett, Vinnie Ream Hoxie, Samuel H. Russell, Mrs. Winfield Scott, Ellen E. Sherman, John Slidell, Lady Virginia Somers (godmother of Kellogg's daughter Virginia), Bayard Taylor, Osmond Tiffany, Henry T. Tuckerman, W. I. Wall, and R. Wickliffe, Jr.
REEL 986: Scrapbook of clippings, collected by Kellogg from New York, Washington, Baltimore and Ohio newspapers. Some clippings were written by Kellogg, including stories about his own paintings, advertisements for his patent canvas stretcher, reports by him on his travel in foreign countries, and article on Hiram Powers, the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1880), Jane Eyre, Emanuel Swedenborg, the Cleveland Academy of Art, art unions, and fireproof buildings. Also included is a copy of a paper, "Fine arts in the United States" given by Kellogg in 1869 to the American Union Academy, Washington, D.C., and a booklet, "Mr. Miner K. Kellogg to his friends," Paris, 1858, describing his relationship with Powers.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter, miniature painter, and orientalist; New York, N.Y. and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Provenance:
Material on reels D30 and D33 purchased 1956 from an unknown source. Material on reel 986 transfered from Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1974.
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.
Occupation:
Miniature painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.kellmine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kellmine

Alice Yamin papers

Creator:
Yamin, Alice  Search this
Names:
Landmark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Aach, Herbert, 1923-1985  Search this
Aziz, Barbara Nimri  Search this
Bernard, Frank S.  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-  Search this
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-  Search this
Brody, Lily  Search this
Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Fromboluti, Sideo, 1921-  Search this
Ginsberg, Henry  Search this
Glarner, Fritz, 1899-1972  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Grillo, John, 1917-  Search this
Johnson, Buffie  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Lipkind, Bill  Search this
Lipkind, Maria  Search this
Littlefield, William Horace, 1902-1969  Search this
Mason, Alice Trumbull, 1904-1971  Search this
McFadden, Elizabeth  Search this
Mumford, Daphne, 1934  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Oeri, Georgine  Search this
Oeri-Sarasin, Gertrude  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Schmid, Elsa, 1897-  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Teller, Jane  Search this
Yamin, Leo  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1927-1998
Summary:
The papers of painter, draftsperson, and art consultant Alice Yamin date from 1927-1998, and measure 2.0 linear feet. Found within the papers are letters from artists, writers, galleries, and CIGY-GEIGY Corporation for whom Yamin worked as an art consultant. The collection also contains exhibition files, printed material, and photographs of Yamin, family members, and colleagues.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, draftsperson, and art consultant Alice Yamin date from 1927-1998, and measure 2.0 linear feet. Found within the papers are letters from artists, writers, galleries, and CIGY-GEIGY Corporation for whom Yamin worked as an art consultant. The collection also contains exhibition files, printed material, and photographs of Yamin, family members, and colleagues.

The most significant series consists of letter files, which also contain scattered printed material and photographs collected by Yamin, concerning specific individuals and organizations. Represented within the files are artists Herb Aach, Ilya Bolotowsky, Ernest Briggs, Lily Brody, Fritz Bultman, Elaine DeKooning, Sideo Fromboluti, Fritz Glarner, Adolph Gottlieb, John Grillo, Buffie Johnson, Alex Katz, William H. Littlefield, Alice Trumbull Mason, Elizabeth McFadden, Daphne Mumford, Barnett Newman, Philip Pavia, Mark Rothko, Elsa Schmid, and Jane Teller; curator Henry Ginsburg; writers Barbara Nimri Aziz, Georgine Oeri, Gertrud Oeri-Sarasin, and Leo Yamin; and galleries including the Ingber Gallery and the Landmark Gallery. There are also letter files concerning the CIGY-GEIGY Corporation; for Alice Yamin's brother, businessman Frank S. Bernard, and the town of Chilmark, Massachusetts, where the Yamins spent their summers. Even though Yamin's responses to the letters are not included in the collection, this series illustrates the wide range of her friendships and associates in the art business.

Also found are exhibition files containing letters, prospectuses, business records such as loan agreements, clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs concerning the inclusion of Yamin's art work primarily in group exhibitions. Printed material consists of miscellaneous clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs that do not relate to the exhibition files, as well as miscellaneous booklets, brochures, and a copy of the book American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages published by the Corcoran Gallery of Art which contains a reproduction of Yamin's work. Photographs are of Yamin, family members, and colleagues including Bill and Maria Lipkind, and Aaron Siskind.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 4 series. Letter files pertaining to specific individuals and organizations are arranged alphabetically; miscellaneous letters, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs are arranged chronologically.

Missing Title

Series 1: Letter Files, 1927-1998 (Boxes 1-2; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1956-1982 (Box 2; 18 folders)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1949-1992 (Box 2; 22 folders)

Series 4: Photographs, 1923-1978 (Box 2; 2 folders)
Biographical Note:
Alice Bernard was born on April 8, 1905 in Paris, France. She was brought to the United States as a child and spent most of her life in New York City. She married writer Leo Yamin who died on January 20, 1999.

Alice Yamin was a painter and draftsperson influenced by Abstract Expressionism. Beginning in 1950, she worked with a carbon medium, primarily producing dramatic black and white works on paper. She was also an art consultant for the international chemical firm CIBA-GEIGY Corporation that began collecting contemporary art in 1959 when it moved its headquarters from Manhattan to Ardsley, New York, a suburb of New York City.

Alice Yamin died on April 4, 2002.
Provenance:
The Alice Yamin papers were donated in 1981 by the artist and in 2002 by Harry Smith, her nephew.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Consultants -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Draftsman -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Alice Yamin papers, 1927-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.yamialic
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Anna Walinska papers

Creator:
Walinska, Anna  Search this
Names:
Guild Art Gallery  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Beata, Welsing  Search this
Hacohen, Bracha  Search this
Littlefield, William Horace, 1902-1969  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Walinsky, Louis Joseph, 1908-2001  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Interviews
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Transcripts
Travel diaries
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Israel -- Description and Travel
Date:
1927-2002
bulk 1935-1980
Summary:
The papers of New York-based painter, teacher and art director Anna Walinska measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2002, with the bulk of material from 1935 to 1980. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, travel diaries, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York-based painter, teacher and art director Anna Walinska measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2002, with the bulk of material from 1935 to 1980. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, travel diaries, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs.

Biographical material consists of awards, certificates, curriculum vitae, biographical outlines, exhibition lists, passports and other material. There is a partial transcript from a radio interview of Anna Walinska. Also included are limited financial records.

Correspondence includes Anna Walinska's letters to her family from her 1954-1955 trip abroad to multiple countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. There is personal and professional correspondence with friends, artists and art institutions. Notable correspondents include Milton Avery, Louise Nevelson, Beata Welsing, Bracha Hacohen, William Littlefield, and Walinska's brother Louis Walinsky.

Writings consist of Walinska's notes, notebooks, lectures, essays, and a handwritten prospectus for Guild Art Gallery. There is one folder of writings by others about Walinska at the end of the series. There are four travel diaries that describe Walinska's trip around the world from 1954-1955, during which she traveled to many countries, and later trips to locations such as Israel and Trinidad.

Printed Material include clippings about Anna Walinska, group and solo exhibition catalogs, announcements, event invitations, and course catalogs for the Master Institute of United Art in New York City, where Walinska taught painting and drawing classes.

There are three scrapbooks: one scrapbook is about Guild Art Gallery, the second scrapbook is about the Holocaust exhibition, the third oversized scrapbook documents Walinska's career and activities overall.

Artwork consists of two bound sketchbooks as well as drawings and sketches in a variety of mediums from pencil and ink to watercolors and oils.

Photographs are of Walinska, friends, family, artists, artwork, exhibition installations, and other subjects. One album includes photos of Anna Walinska and her travels, along with images of friends and colleagues. The second album includes photographs of Walinska's solo exhibition at Sunken Meadow Gallery (1959). There is also one folder of photocopies of photos of assorted artwork by Walinska.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1927-2002 (Box 1; 11 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1949-1995 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1935-circa 1983 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 4: Travel Diaries, 1954-1973 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1942-2002 (Boxes 1-2; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1929-1980 (Boxes 2, 4; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1929-1963 (Box 3; 5 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1932-1980 (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Anna Walinska (1906-1997) was a New York artist, teacher and gallery director who traveled widely and is most well known for her paintings related to the subject of the Holocaust.

Anna Walinska was born in London, England in 1906 to labor organization leader Ossip Walinsky and poet Rosa Newman Walinska. She had two siblings, Emily and Louis. The family immigrated to New York City in 1914, and Anna Walinska began studying at the Art Students League in 1918. In 1926, she travelled to Paris and studied art at the Academie de Grande Chaumier with Andre L'Hote. France was her primary residence until 1930.

In 1935, Walinska and artist Margaret Lefranc co-founded the Guild Art Gallery at West 57th Street in New York and gave Arshile Gorky his first solo exhibition in the city. The gallery closed its doors in 1937. In 1939, Walinska was the Assistant Creative Director of the Contemporary Art Pavilion at the New York World's Fair. During this time, Walinska also pursued her own art and exhibited work in numerous group shows.

From 1954 to 1955, Walinska traveled around the world, visiting the capitals and major cities of many countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Places she went included Japan, Burma (now known as Myanmar), Pakistan, Greece, Italy, France and Spain. During her four month stay in Burma, she painted a portrait of Prime Minister U Nu and she later became a highly respected portrait artist who painted numerous illustrious subjects such as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, artists Louise Nevelson and Mark Rothko, and many others.

In 1957, Walinska became the artist-in-residence at the Riverside Museum where she also taught and exhibited with other artists. That same year, she had her first retrospective at the Jewish Museum in New York City.

Walinska exhibited widely and often. Holocaust: Paintings and Drawings, 1953-1978, which opened at the Museum of Religious Art at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, is probably the most well-known of her exhibitions and it traveled across the country to several other sites such as the War Memorial Building in Baltimore and Mercy College of Detroit. Works from this exhibition were acquired by multiple museums to become part of their permanent collections.

Walinkska died on December 19, 1997 at the age of 91 in New York City. In 1999, there was a retrospective of her work titled Echoes of the Holocaust: Paintings, Drawings, and Collage, 1940-1989 held at Clark University's Center for Holocaust Studies. The Onisaburo Gallery at New York's Interfaith Center also held a solo exhibition titled Portraits of Faith (2000). Her art is part of the collections at the Denver Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Rose Art Museum, and other museums.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has the Guild Art Gallery records, which consists of material related to the gallery that was co-founded by Anna Walinska.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Anna Walinska in two installations in 1976 and 1981. Rosina Rubin, Anna Walinska's niece, made a third donation of material in 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., research center.
Occupation:
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Drawing--Study and teaching  Search this
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art  Search this
Painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Asia--Description and travel  Search this
Middle East--Description and travel  Search this
Trinidad and Tobago--Description and travel  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Transcripts
Travel diaries
Citation:
Anna Walinska papers, 1927-2002, bulk 1935-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.walianna
See more items in:
Anna Walinska papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-walianna
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