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Herschel Browning Chipp papers, 1964-1974

Creator:
Chipp, Herschel Browning, 1913-1922  Search this
Subject:
Turner, Justin G.  Search this
Hicks, John Donald  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel  Search this
University of California, Berkeley.University Art Museum  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5688
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208523
AAA_collcode_chiphers
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208523

Albert Einstein

Artist:
Bruce Kueffer, born c. 1960  Search this
Sitter:
Albert Einstein, 14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
27.9 x 35.6cm (11 x 14")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1980s
Topic:
Sculpture\Relief  Search this
Albert Einstein: Male  Search this
Albert Einstein: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Albert Einstein: Politics and Government\Government Official  Search this
Albert Einstein: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Albert Einstein: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Albert Einstein: Science and Technology\Scientist\Scientific Theorist  Search this
Albert Einstein: Nobel Prize  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum
Object number:
CA900011
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm403e50983-1b74-4071-bc93-363c1d25d12e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_CA900011

Untitled, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Alexander, Peter 1939-2020  Search this
Medium:
Cast polyester resin
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1979.42
Date:
1968
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75000341
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_656

Nineteenth-century German, Austrian, and Hungarian drawings from Budapest / Teréz Gerszi, Zsuzsa Gonda

Author:
Gerszi, Teréz  Search this
Gonda, Zsuzsa  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Frick Art Museum (Pittsburgh, Pa.)  Search this
Subject:
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria  Search this
Szépművészeti Múzeum (Hungary)  Search this
Physical description:
240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Europe
Hungary
Budapest
Date:
1994
19th century
Topic:
Drawing, European  Search this
Drawing--Exhibitions  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Call number:
NC225 .G47 1994X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465661

Peter Howard Selz papers

Creator:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-  Search this
Names:
College Art Association of America  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) (Faculty)  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
University of California, Berkeley. University Art Museum  Search this
Baykam, Bedri, 1957-  Search this
Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950  Search this
Benton, Fletcher, 1931-  Search this
Bergman, Ciel, 1938-  Search this
Bury, Pol, 1922-2005  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Chase-Riboud, Barbara  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Christo, 1935- (Running fence)  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hadzi, Dimitri, 1921-2006  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Lindner, Richard, 1901-  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Paris, Harold, 1925-  Search this
Petlin, Irving, 1934-  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Tinguely, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
31.5 Linear feet
0.696 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Date:
1929-2014
bulk 1950-2005
Summary:
The papers of art historian and writer Peter Howard Selz measure 31.5 linear feet and 0.696 GB and date from 1929 to 2018, with the bulk of the materials from 1950 to 2005. The papers document Selz's long career via correspondence, writings, professional files, project files, membership and association records, artists' research files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed and digital materials, and nine scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and writer Peter Howard Selz measure 31.5 linear feet and 0.696 GB and date from 1929 to 2018, with the bulk of the materials from 1950 to 2005. The papers document Selz's long career via correspondence, writings, professional files, project files, membership and association records, artists' research files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed and digital materials, and scrapbooks.

Correspondence is with colleagues, artists, museums, and galleries concerning a wide variety of topics, including exhibitions and publications. The bulk of the correspondence consists of alphabetical files (two linear feet) that includes correspondence with artists. Notable correspondents include Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, Gordon Onslow Ford, Alberto Giacometti, Morris Graves, Philip Guston, Dimitri Hadzi, Jacques Lipchitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Jean Tinguely, and others. Eight additional files of chronological correspondence is with curators, arts organizations, and publishers. Additional correspondence is found in the professional files, project files, membership files, artists' research files, and exhibition files.

The bulk of the writings series is comprised of files related to Selz's books and includes typescript drafts and galleys, printed and digital material, correspondence, and publishing contracts. Files are found for Art in Our Times, Art of Engagement, Beyond the Mainstream, and Theories of Modern Art. Other writings consist of drafts of articles, essays, notes, and lectures by Selz. Also included are writings by others, including materials related to Paul Karlstrom's biography of Selz.

Professional files document curatorial and teaching positions at the Chicago Institute of Design, Pomona College, University of California, Berkeley, and the Museum of Modern Art. The series includes contracts, recommendations, syllabi, and correspondence.

Project files document Selz's professional work on specific art projects, panels, and symposiums. There is extensive documentation of Selz's work as project director of Christo's Running Fence, as well as other environmental art work projects by Christo, the Berkeley Art Project, Disney Art Project, "Funk Art" symposium, and the "Art and Politics in the 20th Century" symposium. Project files contain a wide variety of materials, such as correspondence, printed material, financial records, reports, photographs, and other documents. There are 2 tape reels, 1 VHS, and 1 sound cassette.

Membership and association records document Selz's involvement with or membership in various art councils, trustee boards, such as the College Art Association, Art in Chicago Advisory Committee, Bay Area Rapid Transit (B.A.R.T.) Art Council, and the San Francisco Crafts and Folk Art Museum Advisory Board, among others. Materials include meeting minutes, bulletins, correspondence, and memoranda.

Artists' Research Files consist of a wide variety of research materials Selz compiled about artists for lectures, writings, projects, exhibitions, etc. Files vary and may include original and photocopied correspondence, photographic material, resumes, printed and digital material, and writings. There is also 1 sound cassette. Files are found for Bedri Baykam, Max Beckmann, Fletcher Benton, Ciel Bergman, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Bruce Conner, Jean Dubuffet, Lyonel Feininger, Leon Golub, Dimitri Hadzi, Rico Lebrun, Harold Paris, Irving Petlin, among many others.

Exhibition files include catalogs, reviews, clippings, writings, correspondence, and other material documenting exhibitions organized by Selz. Limited materials are found for the MOMA Art Nouveau exhibition. More extensive documentation is found for Seven Decades of Modern Art, 1895-1965, The Joint Show (1967), The American Presidency in Political Cartoons (1976), American Modern Art Between the Two World Wars (1979), German Realism in the Twenties: Artist As Social Critic (1980), Twelve Artists from the German Democratic Republic (1989), a Richard Lindner Retrospective (1996), Spaces of Nature (1999), Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000 (2000), and a Nathan Oliviera Retrospective (2002), among others. Some of the materials are in digital format.

Personal business records are related to the Mark Rothko estate and Kate Rothko's legal case against Marlborough Gallery, Inc. Also included in this series are Peter Selz's school transcripts, bequests, royalty statements, house designs, and other material.

Printed materials include clippings, prints of articles written by Peter Selz, exhibition announcements and invitations, and photocopies of artwork images.

There are nine disbound scrapbooks dating from the 1940s up through 2012 containing clippings, exhibition announcements, and photographs of art events, Selz, and artists. This series also includes materials from the 2018 addition that may have previously been compiled in binders.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 10 series. When possible the original order of Peter Selz was maintained. However, multiple accessions were merged and integrated.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-2013 (2.3 linear feet; Box 1-3, Box 37)

Series 2: Writings, 1942- circa 2014 (8.3 linear feet; Box 3-10, OV 32, Box 37, 0.035 GB; ER01, ER12)

Series 3: Professional Files, 1949-2012 (1 linear feet; Box 11, Box 37)

Series 4: Project Files, 1962-2015 (2.8 linear feet; Box 12-14, OV 33, Box 37)

Series 5: Membership and Association Records, 1958-2014 (1.1 linear feet; Box 14-15, Box 37)

Series 6: Artists' Research Files, 1955-2014 (7.9 linear feet; Box 15-22, OV 34-35, 0.520 GB; ER02-ER08)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1959-2014 (5.2 linear feet; Box 23-27, Box 38, 0.093 GB; ER09-ER11)

Series 8: Personal Business Records, 1929-2014 (1.2 linear feet; Box 28-29, OV 36, Box 38)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1957-2014 (0.3 linear feet; Box 29, Box 38)

Series 10: Scrapbooks, 1947-2018 (1.4 linear feet, Box 29-31, Box 38)
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Howard Selz (1919-2019) was a pioneering historian of modern art, professor, and writer who taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-1988 and founded and directed the Berkeley Art Museum from 1965-1973.

Selz was born in 1919 in Munich, Germany to Eugene Selz and Edith Drey Selz. In 1936, the family fled Nazi Germany and immigrated to the United States. Selz attended Columbia University from 1937 to 1938 and became a naturalized citizen in 1942. During World War II, Selz served in the U.S. Army in the Office of Strategic Services. He married writer Thalia Cheronis in 1948 but they later divorced in 1965; he married several times afterwards.

After the war, Selz attended and taught at the University of Chicago where he received a Ph. D. in German Expressionism. He spent a year in Paris, 1949-1950, at the Sorbonne and École du Louvre on a Fulbright grant. He received a second Fulbright grant in 1953 to study at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Belgium. From 1953-1955, Selz also taught at the Chicago Institute of Design.

In 1955 Peter Selz accepted a position to chair the art history department at Pomona College in Claremont and relocated to California for a few years. He also became director of the college's art gallery.

In 1958 Selz moved to New York City to become curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art and was there through the transformative mid-1960s. While at MOMA, he organized several significant exhibitions of modern art, including the 1960 Jean Tinguely "Homage to New York," a sculpture that destroyed itself (and started a fire) in the sculpture garden of the museum; New Images of Man (1959), the Art Nouveau show (1960), and the Art of Assemblage (1961). He also launched important retrospectives, including the first Rodin retrospective in the United States and a comprehensive exhibition of Alberto Giacometti's work in 1965.

In 1965, Peter Selz returned to California to become the founding director of the Berkeley Art Museum at the University of California, Berkeley, a position he held until 1973. He organized exhibitions of Funk, film, and ceramicists like Peter Voulkos and Robert Arneson. Peter Selz later became project director for Christo's "Running Fence", the 24.5-mile long fabric fence over the Marin County hills in 1976. He also served concurrently as a professor of art history at UC until retiring in 1988.

Peter Selz was a member of the College Art Association's board of directors for two terms, 1958-1964 and 1966-1971. Selz is a prolific writer, and the author or co-author of numerous books, exhibition catalogs, and articles. Notable books include German Expressionist Painting (1957), Art in a Turbulent Era (1965), Art in Our Times (1981), and Sam Francis (1975).

In 1988 Peter Selz was named emeritus professor at University of California, Berkeley. In 1993 he was on the acquisitions committee of the Museums of Fine Arts, San Francisco. In 2012, Selz curated The Painted Word exhibition. Selz died in 2019 in Albany, California.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds oral history interviews of Peter Selz conducted by Paul J. Karlstrom on July 28, 1982, October 12, 1982, and November 3, 1999.
Provenance:
The Peter Howard Selz papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Peter Selz in multiple installments from 1976 through 2014. Additional papers were donated in 2018 by Gabrielle Selz, Peter Selz's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Peter Howard Selz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Authors -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Topic:
Realism in art -- Germany  Search this
Political cartoons  Search this
Pop art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Environmental art  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Art -- Germany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2018, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selzpete
See more items in:
Peter Howard Selz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-selzpete
Online Media:

University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum

Collection Creator:
Holman, Thomas S., 1953-2015  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Holman research materials on Reginald Marsh are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Thomas S. Holman research materials on Reginald Marsh, 1970-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Thomas S. Holman research materials on Reginald Marsh
Thomas S. Holman research materials on Reginald Marsh / Series 1: Research Files / Marsh, Reginald - Exhibition Research
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-holmthom-ref195

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [Folder]

Additional name:
University Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive  Search this
University of California, Berkeley. University Art Museum  Search this
University of California, Berkeley. University Art Gallery  Search this
Pacific Film Archive  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Berkeley (Calif.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_97512

Zoe Leonard

Photographer:
Leonard, Zoe  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Rinder, Lawrence  Search this
Publisher:
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Leonard, Zoe  Search this
Physical description:
4 unnumbered pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1991
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .L464 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_765461

Julie Mehretu : manifestation

Title:
Manifestation
Author:
Mehretu, Julie 1970-  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Mehretu, Julie 1970-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet (8 p.) : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Call number:
ND237.M4165 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_826806

Doug Hall : University Art Museum, mid-October - mid-November 1984

Author:
Hall, Douglas  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Hall, Douglas Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
[1984]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829067

Excellence : art from the University community

Author:
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Selz, Peter 1919-  Search this
Subject:
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Berkeley
Date:
1970
1970]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N5020.B4 C3
N5020.B294 U55 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829966

Ceramic gestures [videorecording] : a conversation with Magdalene Odundo / Regents of the University of California

Title:
A conversation with Magdalene Odundo
Author:
Odundo, Magdalene  Search this
Berns, Marla  Search this
Bulajić, Viktorija Vesna  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Odundo, Magdalene  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (9 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Exhibitions
Place:
Kenya
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Call number:
video 000817
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_831582

R.B. Kitaj

Author:
Kitaj, R. B  Search this
Worth Ryder Art Gallery  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
University of California, Berkeley Art Department  Search this
Subject:
Kitaj, R. B  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1967
Call number:
N6537.K53 A4 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_840271

Douglas Hollis : University Art Museum, late February-May 1987

Author:
Hollis, Douglas 1948-  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Hollis, Douglas 1948- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
[1987]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_840859

Stanley Saitowitz : University Art Museum, early May-early July 1985

Author:
Saitowitz, Stanley 1949-  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Saitowitz, Stanley 1949- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
[1985]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843307

Sōgen-ga : 12th-14th century Chinese painting as collected and appreciated in Japan / James Cahill

Title:
12th-14th century Chinese painting as collected and appreciated in Japan
Author:
Cahill, James 1926-2014-  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
51 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Date:
1982
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Ink painting, Chinese  Search this
Ink painting--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .C159
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849633

Traces of the brush : studies in Chinese calligraphy / by Shen C. Y. Fu ; in collaboration with Marilyn W. Fu, Mary G. Neill, Mary Jane Clark

Author:
Fu, Shen 1937-  Search this
Yale University Art Gallery  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 314 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1980
C1977
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese--History  Search this
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
741 .F8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_850400

Georg Baselitz : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 10, 1983-January 1, 1984 [and] University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, January 21, 1984-March 3, 1984

Author:
Baselitz, Georg 1938-  Search this
Franzke, Andreas  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Call number:
N6888.B36 A4 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701584

06 Art 76 : Aillaud, Erró, Poirer, Rouan, Titus-Carmel, Viallat / [organized by the Association Française d'Action Artistique and the Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris]

Author:
Musée national d'art moderne (France)  Search this
Association française d'action artistique  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery  Search this
Neuberger Museum  Search this
Physical description:
[34] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1976
20th century
Topic:
Art, French  Search this
Call number:
N6848 .S56 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639398

On painting : the work of Elmer Bischoff and Joan Brown / introduction by Kenneth Baker ; essays by Christopher Brown and David Simpson

Author:
Bischoff, Elmer 1916-1991  Search this
Brown, Joan 1938-1990  Search this
Pacific Film Archive  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Bischoff, Elmer 1916-1991  Search this
Brown, Joan 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
C1992
Call number:
ND237.B59364. A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641283

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