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Henry Botkin papers

Creator:
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986  Search this
Botkin, Benjamin Albert, 1901-1975  Search this
Brice, Fanny  Search this
Brice, William, 1921-2008  Search this
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937  Search this
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983  Search this
Godowsky, Frances  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Hasegawa, Saburō, 1906-1957  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Laurent, Toinette Botkin  Search this
Mocsanyi, Paul  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Robus, Hugo, 1885-1964  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951  Search this
Shadbolt, Jack, 1909-  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet ((on 10 microfilm reels))
4 Sound tapes (7 & 5 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tapes
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1917-1979
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material (1945-1965), letters (1917-1979), notes (1950-1970), writings (1944-1970), business records (1927-1977), art works (1932-1964), subject files (1952-1955), scrapbook (1927-1939), printed material (1923-1977), and photographs (1922-1968) documenting Botkin's career and his friendship with George and Ira Gershwin and other entertainment and artistic figures.
Among the correspondents and subjects of photographs or letters are: George and Ira Gershwin, their sister Frances Godowsky, Botkin's brother Benjamin, Botkin's daughter Toinette Botkin Laurent, and grandson Alexander Laurent, composer Harold Arlen, Fanny Brice and her son William Brice, artists Chaim Gross, Saburo Hasegawa, Hans Hofmann, Karl Knaths, Paul Manship, Paul Mocsanyi, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Pablo Picasso, Wallace Putnam, Abrahmam Rattner, Hugo Robus, Arnold Schoenberg, Jack Shadbolt, John Von Wicht, and Abraham Walkowitz. Also included are photographs of Botkin's studio, night picnic in Provincetown attended by many artists; and material relating to American Abstract Artists, New School Art Center, Provincetown Art Association, and the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. [See Finding Aid for information on location of items on the microfilm].
UNMICROFILMED: 3 untranscribed interviews of Botkin, 1 done for the "Today" show, NBC, June 4, 1965; 1 for Colette Roberts "Meet the Artist" Program, undated, and 1 by an unidentified interviewer. Also included is an untranscribed monologue, Oct. 11, 1970.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y. and Provincetown, Mass. Born in Boston and attended art schools there from 1913-1917. From 1917-1920, he attended the Art Students League and was employed as an illustrator for prominent magazines until 1929. Traveling abroad between 1926 and 1933, he attained his first one-man show in 1927 at the Billiet Galleries in Paris. Through his cousin, composer George Gershwin, Botkin became acquainted with people active in the performing arts, such as Harold Arlen, Fanny Brice, Harry Kurnitz, and Bert Lahr. Botkin was also involved in the American Abstract Artists, Artists Equity Association, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, and Gallery 256 in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Related Materials:
Henry Botkin papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated 1969-1982 by Henry Botkin and by his son Glenn and his assistant Rene Barilleaux. Many items were returned to Botkin after microfilming.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of untranscribed tapes requires an appointment at the Washington, D.C. office.
Occupation:
Composers  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.botkhenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-botkhenr

Byron Browne papers

Creator:
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961  Search this
Names:
Gwathmey, Robert, 1903-1988  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Lowenthal, Edith  Search this
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Solman, Joseph, 1909-2008  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Extent:
2.9 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1963
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of Browne and his works of art; biographical material; business and financial records, including check stubs, financial records kept for income tax purposes, income tax records, payroll slips, bills and receipts; a eulogy by Joseph Solman; gallery literature; exhibition catalogs, announcements, and brochures; correspondence, including letters regarding a lottery to help Browne after his heart attack in 1952; greeting cards, letters of condolence and business letters; 19 slides of his work; a drawing by Browne; teaching charts for his classes at the Art Students League and New York University; and printed material, including clippings and other miscellaneous materials. A brief motion picture film clip of Browne working is also found.
Correspondents include John von Wicht, James Michener, Abraham Rattner, Yasuo Kunioshi, Robert Gwathmey, and Edith Lowenthal.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor, educator; New York, N.Y. and Provincetown, Mass. Was Married to Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne, painter, art critic and educator.
Provenance:
Lent and donated 1963-1978 by Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne, widow of Byron Browne.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.browbyro
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browbyro

Abraham Rattner

Photographer:
Valente, Alfredo, 1899-1973  Search this
Valente, Alfredo, 1899-1973  Search this
Subject:
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1937
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2335
See more items in:
Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2335
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Interview with Abraham Rattner

Creator:
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Subject:
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1968
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10829
See more items in:
Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists, 1918-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10829

Incomplete copy of interview with Abraham Rattner

Creator:
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Henry  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1968
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11722
See more items in:
Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists, 1918-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11722

Abraham Rattner in his Paris studio

Subject:
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
19--
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11885
See more items in:
Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11885
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Abraham Rattner cross country travel photographs

Photographer:
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1947 July 20 - 27
Topic:
Automobile travel  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13000
See more items in:
Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13000

Bettina Bedwell and Abraham Rattner

Subject:
Bedwell, Bettina  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1946 November 20
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13085
See more items in:
Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13085
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Abraham Rattner and Bettina Bedwell

Subject:
Bedwell, Bettina  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1946 November 20
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13086
See more items in:
Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13086
Online Media:

Abraham Rattner diary

Creator:
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Subject:
Bedwell, Bettina  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1939 September 1 - October 28
Topic:
Boat travel  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16651
See more items in:
Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16651

Lloyd Ney

Subject:
Ney, Lloyd Raymond  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6285
See more items in:
Lloyd Raymond Ney papers, 1902-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6285

Statement on Humanism

Creator:
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Subject:
Adler, Samuel  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Bosa, Louis  Search this
Bouché, Louis George  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Cikovsky, Nicolai  Search this
Davis, Gladys Rockmore  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Fiene, Ernest  Search this
Floch, Joseph  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Grosser, Maurice  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Menkes, Sigmund  Search this
Pène Du Bois, Guy  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Solman, Joseph  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Wilson, Sol  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
ca. 1947
Topic:
Protesting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9984
See more items in:
Artists' statement, 1947
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9984

Abraham Rattner letter to William Austin Kienbusch

Creator:
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Kienbusch, William Austin, 1914-1980  Search this
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1944
Topic:
Art and war  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15120
See more items in:
William Kienbusch papers, 1915-2001, bulk 1936-1980
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15120
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Jury for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's American Watercolors, Drawings, & Prints show

Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Loran, Erle  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1952
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6356
See more items in:
Erle Loran papers, 1912-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6356

Philip Evergood, Irene Rice Pereira, Abraham Rattner, Nicolai Cikovsky, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and others

Subject:
Cikovsky, Nicolai  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice)  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
194-?
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17481
See more items in:
Philip Evergood papers, 1890-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17481
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Letter from Abraham Rattner to Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman

Creator:
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence Arthur, 1925-1997  Search this
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
14 May 1956
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8482
See more items in:
Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers, 1837-1984, bulk 1935-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8482
Online Media:

Abraham Rattner, New York, N.Y. letter to Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, Detroit, Mich.

Creator:
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Fleischman, Barbara G.  Search this
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Subject:
Fleischman, Lawrence Arthur  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1956 May 14
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8939
See more items in:
Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers, 1837-1984, bulk 1935-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8939
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Oral history interview with Sue Fuller, 1975 April 24-May 8

Interviewee:
Fuller, Sue, 1914-2006  Search this
Fuller, Sue, 1914-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
D'Amico, Victor  Search this
Dewey, John  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Lejwa, Madeleine Chalette  Search this
Matta  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Schaefer, Bertha  Search this
Schanker, Louis  Search this
Thurn, Ernest  Search this
Carnegie Institute of Technology  Search this
Columbia University. Teachers College  Search this
Society of American Etchers  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Calligraphy -- Study and teaching  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Prints -- Technique -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13068
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212685
AAA_collcode_fuller75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212685
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Oral history interview with Abraham Rattner, 1968 May-June

Interviewee:
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Rattner, Abraham, 1893-1978  Search this
Interviewer:
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12317
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215748
AAA_collcode_rattne68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215748

Ward Lockwood papers, 1913-1963

Creator:
Lockwood, Ward, 1894-1963  Search this
Lockwood, Ward, 1894-1963  Search this
Subject:
Marin, John  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew  Search this
Luhan, Mabel Dodge  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painting  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5635
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208469
AAA_collcode_lockward
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208469

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