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The ACA Galleries records

Creator:
ACA Galleries  Search this
Names:
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Baron, Herman, 1892-1961  Search this
Burliuk, David, 1882-1967  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Dondero, George A. (George Anthony), 1883-1968  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert, 1903-1988  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991  Search this
Pickens, Alton  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Valente, Alfredo  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Young, Art, 1866-1943  Search this
Photographer:
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Photographs
Date:
1917-1963
Summary:
The scattered records of the ACA (American Contemporary Art) Galleries date from 1917 through 1963 and include writings by founder Herman Baron, artists Philip Evergood and Anton Refregier, and art critic Elizabeth McCausland; printed materials; and photographs of Baron, ACA artists, art collectors, works of art, and exhibitions. Correspondence is with David Burliuk, Philip Evergood, William Gropper, Lewis Mumford, Moses Sawyer, Max Weber, and others. Also found is a small group of Herman Baron's personal papers.
Scope and Content Note:
The scattered records of the ACA (American Contemporary Art) Galleries date from 1917 through 1963 and include writings by founder Herman Baron, artists Philip Evergood and Anton Refregier, and art critic Elizabeth McCausland; printed materials; and photographs of Baron, ACA artists, art collectors, works of art, and exhibitions. Correspondence is with David Burliuk, Philip Evergood, William Gropper, Lewis Mumford, Moses Sawyer, Max Weber, and others. Also found is a small group of Herman Baron's personal papers.

The records are a rich resource for documenting the Social Realist artists and the militant socialist artists during the great depression and the post-World War II era of "McCarthyism".

Correspondence with ACA artists consists of letters from Philip Evergood, David Burliuk, William Gropper, Robert Gwathmey, Joseph Hirsch, Lewis Mumford, Elizabeth Olds, Alton Pickens, Moses Soyer, Max Weber, and Art Young. Some of the letters concern the socialist and communist views of some of the artists, including responses to Congressional Representive George A. Dondero's public statements and attacks on modern art as a conspiracy to spread communism in the United States. There is a letter written by Holger Cahill to the editor of Time magazine concerning WPA artists. Also found is a letter from Raphael Soyer written to the ACA Galleries concerning the American Artists' Congress.

Writings include Herman Baron's written history of the ACA Galleries and scattered pages of Baron's book on Joe Jones and William Gropper. There are essays and writings by art critic Elizabeth McCausland, and artists Anton Refregier and Philip Evergood. Printed materials consist of ACA publications, newspaper clippings, published articles, printed illustrations by Philip Evergood, and printed materials about Congressman Dondero.

Photographs are of David Burliuk, Bruce Calder, Nicolai Cikovsky, Hy Cohen, Robert Cronbach, Alexander Dobkin, Philip Evergood, Mike Gold, Chaim Gross, William Gropper, Joe Jones, Mervin Jules, Irene Rice Pereia, Geri Pine, Philip Reisman, Vic Shifreen, Harry Sternberg, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, James Baare Turnbull, Nicky Walker, Abraham Walkowitz, Nat Werner, and Art Young. Photographers include Berenice Abbott, Arnold Newman, and Alfredo Valente. Additional photographs are of unidentified installations or exhibitions.

Herman Baron's personal papers include letters written to his wife and friends during World War I, writings by Baron for various magazines including Glazier's Journal. Personal photographs are of Herman Baron in his army uniform. There is also an obituary for Herman Baron written by art critic Elizabeth McCausland.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1930s-1960s (Box 1; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings and Notes, 1938-circa 1960s (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1939-1960 (Box 2; 4 folders)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1930s-circa 1960s (Box 2; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 5: Herman Baron Personal Papers, circa 1910s, 1940s-1960s (Box 2-3; 0.3 linear feet)
Historical Note:
Herman Baron, Stuart Davis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Adolf Dehn founded the American Contemporary Art (ACA) Galleries on August 16, 1932. Located at 1269 Madison Avenue in New York City, the galleries' first show featured watercolorist Hy Cohen. Baron encouraged freedom of expression and did not censor the artworks displayed in his gallery. As a result, the gallery became an outlet for generally unknown and socially conscious artists, including the Social Realists.

Born in Lithuania in 1892, Herman Baron immigrated to the United States as a child. He served in World War I and later attended New York University. Baron founded and edited Glazier's Journal (later Glass Digest) in 1924 as the first journal for the professional glazing trade. Additionally, he wrote short stories and plays for American Hebrew and Young Israel.

In response to economic issues facing the art market during the depresssion of 1930s, ACA Galleries organized relief efforts to financially support their artists. During this period, the gallery became closely allied with militant artists' organizations and some of the more politically radical artists. In 1935, the ACA Galleries and Herman Baron hosted the first meeting of the American Artists' Congress in the gallery space.

The ACA Galleries featured exhibitions of works by artists David Burliuk, Stuart Davis, Philip Evergood, William Gropper, Robert Gwathmey, Joe Jones, Rockwell Kent, Lee Krasner, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Lewis Mumford, Louise Nevelson, Alton Pickens, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, Max Weber, Art Young, and others. Baron also organized exhibitions of many artists employed by or associated with the Works Progress Administration of the federal arts program. Due to the progressive nature of the works of art found in the ACA Galleries, Herman Baron came under considerable criticism during the McCarthy Era. Baron was condemned by Representative George A. Dondero for supporting "un-American" sympathies and was forced often to defend his gallery and artists.

For years the gallery focused on artists rights and supporting the work of artists, rather than a profit. In the 1950s, a shift occurred when Baron's nephew Sidney Bergen initiated professional business practices and transformed the gallery into a profitable venture. Now located at 529 West 20th Street in New York City, ACA Galleries continues to promote and support various social causes.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds the Herman Baron papers, dating from 1937-1967 which were donated by Syracuse University, George Arents Research Library in 1984. Some exhibition catalogs may be found here.
Provenance:
Ella Baron, widow of the ACA Galleries' founder Herman Baron, donated the records to the Archives of American Art in 1965 and 1966.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Politics in art  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
ACA Galleries records, 1917-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.acagall
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Herman Baron papers, 1937-1967

Creator:
Baron, Herman, 1892-1961  Search this
Baron, Herman, 1892-1961  Search this
Subject:
ACA Galleries  Search this
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
The Art Market  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7115
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209249
AAA_collcode_baroherm
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
The Art Market
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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The ACA Galleries records, 1917-1963

Creator:
ACA Galleries  Search this
ACA Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Valente, Alfredo  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Pickens, Alton  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph  Search this
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Young, Art  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Newman, Arnold  Search this
Baron, Herman  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth  Search this
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert  Search this
McCausland, Elizabeth  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Dondero, George A. (George Anthony)  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Writings
Photographs
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Politics in art  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8772
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210955
AAA_collcode_acagall
Theme:
The Art Market
New Deal
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210955
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New York Art Calendar

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 73, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1936
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Abram Lerner Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Lerner, Abram, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
4 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
1998
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

The Abram Lerner interviews were accessioned into the Oral History Collection because of his role in the development of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn collection and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG).
Descriptive Entry:
The Abram Lerner Interviews were conducted during two sessions in October 1998 by Sidney S. Lawrence, III, Head of Public Affairs, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Lerner's wife, Mrs. Pauline Lerner, also participated in the interviews. The Lerner Interviews discuss the beginnings and development of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden including the architectural design of the building; the preparation for the opening of the museum; reminiscences of staff, trustees, artists, and critics; exhibitions from 1974 to 1984; gifts and acquisitions; the decision to donate Joseph H. Hirshhorn's collection to the Smithsonian; Lerner's views on modern art; and his social life in Washington D.C. The collection consist of approximately 3.75 hours of audiotape and 171 pages of transcript.

Additional documentation pertaining to Lerner can be found in the Records of the Office of the Director, and the Department of Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial Records, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, which are also housed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. In addition, the Archives of American Art has information pertaining to Lerner including an oral history interview with Lerner in 1975.
Historical Note:
Abram Lerner (1913-2007) was the founding Director of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. He was born on April 11, 1913, in New York City. He received his B.A. from New York University in 1935 and studied for five years at various art schools in the city, including the Art Students League and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. During the Great Depression, like many young artists of his generation, he worked as a mural painter for the Federal Arts Project in New York City, a work relief effort of the Works Progress Administration. During World War II, he worked as an illustrator for the Quartermaster Corps, and in 1945, he took a position as the Associate Director for Herman Baron's American Contemporary Art Gallery (A.C.A. Gallery) in New York City. While working there, Lerner met Joseph H. Hirshhorn and eventually began advising him on purchases of modern painting and sculpture for his growing art collection.

In 1955, Lerner left for Europe to travel and study art in Rome and Florence. Upon his return, he took a position as Associate Director of the Artists' Gallery and a year later, he was hired to curate Joseph H. Hirshhorn's collection. Lerner remained Hirshhorn's private curator for over a decade. In 1967, after Hirshhorn donated his collection to the Smithsonian Institution, Lerner was appointed Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden that opened in 1974. In 1984, Lerner retired and subsequently was named Founding Director Emeritus.

His publications include the inaugural book, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (1974) for which he wrote the introductory essay and served as editor. He also wrote numerous essays on Joseph H. Hirshhorn's collection and made many contributions to museum catalogues on the work of artists such as Gregory Gillespie, Auguste Rodin, and Raphael Soyer. In 1958, Lerner had his first and last solo exhibition at the Davis Gallery in New York City. In addition, he exhibited his work in group shows between 1941 and 1962 at the A.C.A Gallery, Peridot Gallery, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Davis Gallery, and the Hirshl and Adler Galleries.
Rights:
Restricted (Tapes only). Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Art museum directors  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Museums -- Acquisitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9600, Abram Lerner Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9600
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Philip Evergood papers

Creator:
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Names:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Miró, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Smith, Charles Edward, 1904-1970  Search this
Extent:
11.61 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Watercolors
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Oil paintings
Photographs
Interviews
Date:
1890-1971
Summary:
The papers of painter Philip Evergood measure 11.61 linear feet and date from 1890 to 1971. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence; writings, including essays, lectures, speeches, and sound recordings of radio appearances; subject files; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; artwork, including oil paintings, sketches, and childhood drawings; and photographs of Evergood, his family and friends, and his work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Philip Evergood measure 11.61 linear feet and date from 1890 to 1971. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence; writings, including essays, lectures, speeches, and sound recordings of radio appearances; subject files; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; artwork, including oil paintings, sketches, and childhood drawings; and photographs of Evergood, his family and friends, and his work.

Biographical materials include curriculum vitae, forms, memberships, and the contact information of friends and acquaintances. Correspondence is with business associates and artists, including Charles Edward Smith, Rockwell Kent, Frank Kleinholz, Leon Kroll, Joan Miro, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Writings consist primarily of Evergood's artist statements, essays, lectures and speeches, as well as notes, transcripts, and recordings of broadcast radio shows. Subject files focus on art institutions and organizations, funding opportunities, and political topics of personal interest.

Personal business records include artist lists, contracts with galleries, and banking and estate records. Printed materials include clippings, four clippings scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs, and periodicals with articles featuring Evergood. There are loose sketches and mixed media, including oils and watercolors, of Evergood's artwork. Photographs are of Evergood, his friends and family, and photographs and negatives of his artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1930-1971 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1, 24, OV 13)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930-1970 (3.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-4, 24)

Series 3: Writings, 1905-1970 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 4-5, 24)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1919-1971 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1902-1970 (0.5 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1914-1970 (2.4 linear feet; Boxes 7-9, 11, 24)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1924-1954 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 11-12)

Series 8: Artwork, 1905-1970 (1.5 linear feet; Box 9, OV 14-20, 24, OV 25, RD 23)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, 1890-1970 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 9-10, 24, OV 21-22, 26-27)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and printmaker Philip Evergood (1901-1973) lived and worked in New York City and Bridgewater, Connecticut and was known as an expressionist and social realist who incorporated elements of the fantastic into his works. A native New Yorker, Evergood's father, Miles Blashki, was a Polish-Australian artist, and his mother, Flora Jane Perry, was English. At his mother's insistence, Evergood attended boarding schools in England and graduated from Eton in 1919. He left Cambridge University to pursue art studies at London's Slade School of Fine Arts and returned to America in 1923 to study with George Luks at the Art Students League.

In 1927, Evergood held his first one man show at New York's Dudensing Gallery and continued to travel back and forth between France, Spain, and America throughout the 1920s. In 1931, he married dancer and actress Julia Cross and found work as a muralist and painter for the WPA Federal Arts Project in the early 1930s. From 1937-1938, he served as president of the New York Artists Union and, along with other social realist painters, joined Herman Baron's stable at the ACA (American Contemporary Art) Gallery, where he exhibited several one man shows during the late 1930s and 1940s.

During the 1940s and 1950s, Evergood was a popular lecturer and taught at art schools, including the Skowhegan School, and began producing large scale lithographs and etchings along with his paintings. While working as a picture framer for additional income, he met the art collector Joseph Hirshhorn who would purchase 10 artworks at their first meeting and become a life long patron. He continued to exhibit his work at the ACA Gallery and the annual contemporary shows of major museums, such as the Carnegie Institute and the Art Institute of Chicago. Evergood exhibited in over 35 exhibitions, including a retrospective at the Whitney Museum in 1960, and died in a house fire in Bridgewater in 1973.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are Letters from Philip Evergood; Gael Hammer letters relating to Miles and Philip Evergood; an oral history interview with Philip Evergood by Forrest Selvig, December 3, 1968; and Philip Evergood interview with John I.H. Baur, June 1959.
Provenance:
Philip Evergood donated his papers to the Archives in 1971. Additional materials were donated in 1974 by Evergood's wife, Julia Cross Evergood. In 1977, two typescripts of essays were donated by Abram Lerner. A small addition was donated in 2018 by Kendall Taylor, who originally received the material from Julia Cross Evergood.
Restrictions:
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 access copy requires advance notice. 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.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- Political activity  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Watercolors
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Oil paintings
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Philip Evergood papers, 1890-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.everphil
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1-2; 1.0 linear foot)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1988
Scope and Contents note:
Raphael Soyer's correspondence spans over forty years, with the bulk of it dating between 1960 and his death in 1987. Letters are arranged chronologically and the majority are incoming to Soyer, but there are also scattered drafts of outgoing letters. Soyer was friends with many artists and cultural figures, and his personal correspondence includes letters to and from artists such as Lambro Ahlas, Benny Andrews, Rudolf Baranik, Leonard Baskin, George Biddle, Peter Blume, Aaron Bohrod, John Bratby, Alex Brook, David Burliuk, Marc Chagall, Peter De Francia, Otto Dix, Guy Du Bois, Philip Evergood, Josef Herman, Joseph Hirsch, Edward Hopper, Jacob Kainen, R. B. Kitaj, Leon Kroll, Joe Lasker, Jack Levine, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Varnum Poor, Fairfield Porter, Max Weber, and numerous others. Soyer also corresponded with many writers such as Erskine Caldwell, Allen Ginsberg, Marianne Moore, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Also found here is correspondence with the Forum Gallery which represented him and dealer Bella Fishko. There is also correspondence with numerous galleries, museums, and schools which exhibited his work or requested his work for potential exhibitions. Additionally, there is correspondence with students and publishers, mostly requests for him to lecture or write articles, and business correspondence on the sale, donation, or commission of his work. Soyer corresponded with many art historians and critics, curators, gallery owners, and collectors, such as Andrei Chegodaev, Lloyd Goodrich, Joseph Hirshhorn, Abram Lerner, and Carl Zigrosser, as well as arts and social organizations. The collection includes very little family correspondence. Some of the letters are in Russian.

See Appendix for a list of correspondents in Series 2.
Arrangement note:
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Appendix: Correspondents in Series 2:
A. S. Barnes & Company, Inc.: 1965, 1976

Abeles, Sigmund: 1981, 1987

Abram, Carl Fisher: 1986

ACA Galleries: 1981, 1985

Ackerberg, Sanders: 1974

Ahlas, Lambro: 1964, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978-1980, 1985, 1986, undated

Alderson, Cella: undated

Alexander, Sidney: 1962, 1978, undated

Algase, Benjamin: 1981

Allen, Mary: 1980

Allentuck, Dan: 1986

Allinson, Jane: 1985

American Academy and Institute of Arts and letters: 1981, 1987

American Art Journal -- : 1970

American Contemporary Art Gallery: 1968

Amsden, Floyd T.: 1978

Andrews, Benny: 1965, 1972, 1974

Arikha, Avigdor: 1985-1987, undated

Art Dealers Association of America, Inc.: 1984

Art Harris Gallery: 1972, 1974

Art New -- s: 1953, 1963

Art Students League of New York: 1968

Artists for Core: 1966

Ashkenazy, Arnold: 1984, 1986

Associated American Artists: 1961, 1965, 1968

Atelier Royce: 1977

Bakshi, Ralph: 1978

Baranik, Rudolf: 1961, 1962, 1964, 1973, 1974, undated

Baskin, Leonard: 1963, 1964, undated

Bearden, Romare: undated

Bender, William H., Jr.: 1967

Berman, Saul: 1970, undated

Bernstein, Bo: 1973

Bezalel National Museum: 1963

Biddle, George: 1957, 1962, 1966, 1967, 1971

Biegle, Peter: undated

Bloch, Maurice: 1981

Bloch, Robert: 1984, 1985, undated

Blume, Peter: 1967, 1969

Bohrod, Aaron: 1954, 1960, 1977, 1979

Boston Public Library: 1963

Boston University: 1961, 1965

Bouche, Louis: 1960

Bowdoin College Museum of Art: 1964, 1968

Boyle, Kay: 1983

Bratby, John: 1962, 1965-1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, undated

Braun, Walter: 1977

Brook, Alex: 1969, 1977

Brooklyn Association for Mental Health, Inc.: 1969

Brooklyn Community Counseling Center: 1964

Brooklyn Museum: 1966, 1986

Brooks, Van Wyck: 1962, undated

Brown, Margaret Root: 1962

Browne, Renni: undated

Bulla, Clyde Robert: 1978

Burliuk, David Marussia: 1959-1961, 1963, 1966

Burliuk, Nicholas: 1967, 1982, 1983, undated

Burston Graphic Centre, Jerusalem: 1975

Butler Institute of American Art: 1963, 1984, 1987

Butler, Joseph G.: 1963

Caldwell, Virginia: 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, undated

Carvalho, Milton A.: 1968, 1969

Castellon, Hieda: 1977

Centre Culturel Americain: 1979

Chagall, Marc: 1955, 1957

Chapnick, Paul: 1980

Charnow, Miriam: 1964

Chegodaev, A.: 1965, 1966, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, undated

Chernow, Burt: 1966

Chicago Tribune -- : 1953

Chute, Marchette: 1961, 1966, 1969, 1981

Ciardi, John: 1966, 1969

Cogen, Charlie: 1975

Cohen, Arthur: 1975-1977, 1979, 1980

Coleman, Edward: 1975

Connellan, Carl: 1972

Constructionist -- : 1966

Copper, Dennis: 1976

Corbin, Douglas: 1981

Corcoran Gallery of Art: 1943, 1951

Cornell University: 1962, 1965

Dale, Marion: 1972

De Francia, Peter: 1961, 1968, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986

De Groot, P.: 1965

Delbanco, Kurt: 1981

Deldeo, Salvatore: 1979

Detroit Institute of Arts: 1963

Diamond, David: 1977

Dickinson, Edwin: undated

Dickinson, Sidney: 1959

Dix, Otto: 1963

Dmitrievitch, Andrei: 1976, undated

Dobkin, John: 1983, undated

Du Bois, Guy: 1951, 1953, 1955

Eaton, Charles Edwar: 1978, 1979

Edel, Leon: 1969

Edgeworth, Richard C.: 1984, 1986

Evergood, Philip: 1941, 1954, 1967, undated

Everson Museum of Art: 1976, 1977

Feinberg, Charles E.: 1947

Feinberg, Paul: 1986

Fiala, Vaclav: 1975, 1978

Fisher, Jacob: 1979

Flaig, Bea: 1981

Floch, Joseph: 1962, undated

Fogg Art Museum: 1974, 1975

Ford Foundation: 1962

Forum Gallery (Bella Fishko): 1961-1963, 1966-1968, 1970, 1973-1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, undated

Frankenstein, Alfred V.: 1971

Franklin, Elaine: 1974

Freifeld, Eric: 1968, 1972, 1978

Friends of Art: 1985

Fuks, Leo: 1975

Furth, Dora: 1973, 1975-1977

Garrett, Adams: 1982, 1986

George Mason University: 1980

Georgia Museum of Art: 1968, 1983

Gibbs, Charles: 1972

Gillette, Henry: 1981

Ginsberg, Allen: 1968

Gladstein, Sheldon: 1987

Glaser, Mary Todd: 1965

Goldsmith, Morton G.: 1964

Gonzales, Xavier: 1982

Goodrich, Lloyd: 1963, 1967, 1971, 1981, undated

Goshans, Werner: 1977, 1981, 1982

Grant, Quentin: 1979

Grausman, Philip: 1965, undated

Gray, Don: 1984

Grossman, Emery: 1964

Grosz, George: 1956, 1957

Guggenheim Museum: 1980

Guttuso, Renato: 1962, 1963, undated

Gwathney, Bob: undated

Halegua, Lillian: 1967, 1977

Halper, Albert: 1972

Harmon, Lily: 1981

Harris, Victor: 1977

Harriton, Abe: 1981

Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1964, 1969, 1971

Harvard University: 1962

Hautzig, Debbi: 1978

Hebrew Union College: 1983

Hecht, Fels: 1984, 1987

Heckscher Museum: 1977, 1987

Herman, Josef: 1967, 1976, 1983, undated

Hills, Patricia: 1981, 1982, 1985

Hirsch, Joseph: 1960, 1964, 1966, 1977, 1979, 1981

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 1975, 1979-1983

Hirshhorn, Joseph: 1965, 1968, 1969

Hoag, Paul Sterling: 1954

Hoffman, Gladys: 1961

Hollfelder, Jack: 1983

Homar, Lorenzo: 1979, 1980

Hopper, Edward: 1960-1963, undated

Horn, Lex: 1964

Horowitz, Brenda: 1984

Hosbach, Marguerette: 1973

Hutchins, Robert: 1984, undated

Jackson, Harry: 1966

Jackson, Valentina: 1979

Jewish Museum: 1974, 1981, 1982

Johns, Judith: 1982

Jones, Kathryn: 1986

Jones, Wilma: 1960

Josephson, Matthew: 1969, 1970

Kainen, Jacob: 1968, 1969

Kalet, Maureen: 1982

Kalischer, Nathan: 1979

Kane, Doris: 1975

Kaplan, Kathy Walden: 1983

Karlstrom, Paul: 1972

Kearney, John: 1984, undated

Kennedy Galleries, Inc.: 1980

King, Barry: 1985

King, Raymond: 1986

Kitaj, R. B and Sandra: 1979-1985, 1987, undated

Klemeri, Diana: 1982

Knaths, Karl: 1953

Kroll, Leon: 1945, 1961, 1964

Kuniyoshi, Yasuo: undated

Kunstverein in Hamburg: 1980

Landau, Ellen G.: 1982

Lasansky, Leonardo: 1986

Lasker, Joe: 1955, 1962, 1968, 1970, 1985, undated

Leiser, Erwin: 1980

Lerner, Abram (Al): 1958, 1985

LeRoy, Marvyn: 1968

Lesser, Gerson: 1979

Levin, Eli: 1977

Levin, Gail: 1985

Levine, David: 1963, 1971

Levine, Jack: 1963, 1986

Levine, Sheldon: 1987

Levy, Alan; 1982, 1983, 1985

Lipchitz, Jacques: 1962, undated

Loeb, Albert: 1980

Long, Rose: 1986

Loyola Marymount University: 1985, 1986

Ludgin, Earle: 1966

Lyons, Leonard: 1963

Maass, John: 1986

Maryland Institute, College of Art: 1975

Mayer, Bena Frank: 1967

Mayer, Bernadette: 1981

Mazo, Joe: 1984

McBain, Gertrude: 1986, undated

McDaniel, Aletha: 1982

Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1978-1980, 1982-1984, 1986

Meyers, Bill: 1962, undated

Miami Herald -- : 1972

Milwaukee Art Museum: 1983

Minnigerode, C. Powell: 1940

Mishkan Le'Omanut, Museum of Art: 1964

Mondale, Joan: 1977

Moore, Marianne: 1960, 1968

Morgan, Bill: 1984

Morlan, Nina: 1983

Mourlot, Liliane: 1967

Mumford, Lewis: 1965

Museum of Modern Art: 1953, 1961, 1962, 1966

Museum Tel Aviv: 1962, 1972, 1973

Myers, Neil: 1973

Nathan, Helmuth: 1967

National Academy of Design: 1970, 1977, 1981, 1984

National Arts Club: 1978

National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, Inc.: 1968

Neel, Alice & Neel Family: 1969, 1985

Neugass, Ludwig: 1965

New Republic Book Company, Inc.: 1976, 1977

New School for Social Research: 1980

New York Times -- : 1959, 1972, undated

Newark Public Library: 1981

Newman, John: 1984

Nichols, Norma: 1982

Nordness, Leo: 1961

Otis, Elizabeth R.: 1963

Palevsky, Jaon: 1980

Papazian, Gilbert: 1977, 1978, 1980, 1987

Parrish Art Museum: 1980

Pembroke Gallery: 1983

Penney, Charles: 1981

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 1948

Pennsylvania State University: 1977, 1982, 1983

Perlis, Don: 1979

Perlman, Bennard: 1977

Petrovsky, Mira & Vladimir: 1975, undated

Pink, Marilyn: 1986

Poor, Henry Varnum & Annie: 1957, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1969, 1975, 1985, undated

Porter, Fairfield: 1956, undated

Portland Art Museum: 1985

Provincetown Art Association: 1984

Queens Child Guidance Center, Inc.: 1970

Quirt, Eleanor: 1981, 1985, undated

Randolph-Macon Woman's College: 1985

Random House, Inc.: 1968, 1969, 1976

Rappin, Adrian: 1976

Rewald, John & Alice: 1963, 1966, 1982, undated

Rhode Island School of Design: 1971

Robbins, Warren: 1983, 1984, 1985

Rogers, Leo M.: 1961

Rose, Herman: 1962, undated

Rosenberg, James N.: 1969

Rosenkranz, Rita: 1987

Rosner, Stanley: 1969

Roszak, Theodore: 1977

Roth, Audrey M.: 1978

Rothwell, Jed: 1987

Rozmaryn, Jack: 1974

Russell, Rhoda Winter: 1980

Saint John's University: 1981

Salisbury, Harrison: 1975

Salpeter, Harry: 1964, undated

San Antonio Museum Association: 1980

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1982

Sandler, Marc J.: 1962

Sarnewitz, Lyle Evan: 1984

Schiff, Sidney: 1984

Schlang, Joseph: 1965

Schoen, Jason: 1985, 1986

Schrag, Karl: 1969, undated

Schrag, Raymond: 1986

Seyffert, Richard: 1979

Shannon, Joe: 1981

Shapiro, David: 1979

Shubert, Katherine: 1967

Singer, Isaac B.: 1978, undated

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture: 1981

Sleigh, Sylvia: 1984

Smith, Mrs. Wallace (Kelcey): 1985

Smith, Vincent D.: 1976, 1981

Smithsonian Institution (National Collection of Fine Arts): 1968, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985-1987

Sonnemann, Nell: 1972, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1986

Styron, William: 1969

Swanson, Mary T.: 1979

Syracuse University: 1965, 1973

Taliano, A. D.: 1978, 1981, undated

Tapper, Joan: 1977

Thaler, Jesse: 1978

Tinsley, Betty: 1961

Todd, Ellen: 1986

Todorchev, Anne: 1979, 1980

Tolskaya, Leidmila: 1965, 1967

Toney, Anthony: 1955

United American Artists: 1940

United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York: 1970, 1974

University of California, Berkeley: 1966

University of Maryland: 1968

University of Minnesota: 1985, 1986

University of Texas: 1969

Van der Tweel, L. H.: 1975

Van Devanter, Ann C.: 1973

Vereisky, Oriest: undated

Vincent Price Collection: 1964

Walsh, Alexandria: 1977

Warner, Keith: 1944

Warshaw, Howard: 1953

Washburn, Gordon B.: 1967

Weber, Max: 1954, undated

Wertham, Fredric: 1967

West, Michael: 1967

Wheelock, Susan; 1976

Whitney Museum of American Art: 1950, 1966, 1969, 1977, 1979, 1981-1983, 1985

Wichita Art Museum: 1977

Wigglesworth, Anne Parker: 1983

William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, 1981, 1985-1987, undated

Winer, Arthur: 1976

Wolff, Theodore: 1981

Worcester Art Museum (Francis Henry Taylor): 1957

Yeshiva University: 1967, 1974

Zabriskie, Virginia: 1979

Zigrosser, Carl: 1941, 1969
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Raphael Soyer papers, 1933-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.soyeraph, Series 2
See more items in:
Raphael Soyer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-soyeraph-ref33

Herman Baron papers

Creator:
Baron, Herman, 1892-1961  Search this
Names:
ACA Galleries  Search this
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Extent:
500 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1967
Scope and Contents:
A brief biographical account, 1967; an essay by Baron entitled, "American Art Under Attack", 1949; exhibition catalogs and publications relating to the ACA Galleries; photographs, undated and 1950-1960, of Baron and his family; and letters of condolence sent to Baron's wife, Ella, upon Baron's death, 1961.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Baron was the founder of the ACA Galleries (also known as American Contemporary Art and A.C.A. Gallery) in 1932 and served as its director until his death in 1961.
Provenance:
Donated by Syracuse University, George Arents Research Library, 1984. See also ACA Galleries records for additional Baron material.
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:
Gallery directors  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Identifier:
AAA.baroherm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-baroherm

American Contemporary Art Gallery, 1968-1971

Collection Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 86 of 117
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 313, National Collection of Fine Arts, Central Administrative File, Records
See more items in:
Central Administrative File, Records
Central Administrative File, Records / Series 11: STATE AND FOREIGN COUNTRY FILES / Box 86
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0313-refidd1e16118

David Burliuk (1882-1967) : selections from various periods, October 31st to November 18, 1967 / with an essay by Alfred Werner

Author:
Burliuk, David 1882-1967  Search this
Werner, Alfred 1911-1979  Search this
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1967
[1967?]
Topic:
Painting, Russian  Search this
Call number:
ND699.B8 A4 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642270

ACA Galleries [Folder]

Additional name:
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
ACA Gallery  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:
New York (N.Y.)
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_99548

River God, (painting)

Painter:
Davies, Arthur B. 1862-1928  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
American Contemporary Arts Galleries New York New York
Topic:
Allegory  Search this
Control number:
IAP 00040015
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_30539

Charles Pollock : a retrospective

Author:
Hübner, Kirstin  Search this
Maloon, Terence  Search this
Curator:
Rylands, Philip  Search this
Author:
Pollock, Charles 1902-1988 Works Selections  Search this
Host institution:
Peggy Guggenheim Collection  Search this
Subject:
Pollock, Charles 1902-1988  Search this
Physical description:
211 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2015
Call number:
N6537.P568 A4 2015
N40.1.P767 H87 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1085112

Ernest Lawson, 1873-1939; retrospective exhibition, April 25-May 20, 1967

Author:
Lawson, Ernest 1873-1939  Search this
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Lawson, Ernest 1873-1939  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. (chiefly illus.) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1967
[1967?]
Call number:
ND237.L3 A4 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_812707

Gropper : ACA Gallery

Author:
Gropper, William 1897-1977-  Search this
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Gropper, William 1897-  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1965
[1965]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718218

Moses Soyer

Author:
Soyer, Moses 1899-1974  Search this
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Soyer, Moses 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
[4] p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1962
[1962]
Call number:
ND237.S635 A4 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_732855

Tromka : October 9 to October 28, 1961

Author:
Tromka, Abram 1896-1954  Search this
Evergood, Philip 1901-1973  Search this
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Tromka, Abram 1896-1954 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8]) p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
Call number:
ND237.T76 A4 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_635057

Three young realists: Saul Chase, David Ligare, Robert Sarsony. [Catalog of the exhibition] September 21-October 9 1971

Author:
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Chase, Saul Exhibitions  Search this
Ligare, David Exhibitions  Search this
Sarsony, Robert Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
unpaged illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
Call number:
ND212.5.R4 T58
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640335

David Burliuk, farewell exhibition of new paintings : [April 5th through April 24th, 1965] / ACA Gallery. --

Author:
Burliuk, David 1882-1967  Search this
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Burliuk, David 1882-1967  Search this
Physical description:
[2] p., [3] leaves of plates : ill. ; 28cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
1965?
Call number:
ND699.B8 A4 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643408

Guttuso : April 7 to April 28, 1958, ACA Gallery, Heller Gallery ..

Author:
Guttuso, Renato 1911-1987  Search this
Soby, James Thrall 1906-1979  Search this
Cooper, Douglas 1911-1984  Search this
Longhi, Roberto 1890-1970  Search this
American Contemporary Art Gallery  Search this
Heller Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Guttuso, Renato 1912- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
32 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1958
[1958]
Call number:
ND623.G97 A4 1958a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649585

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