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Afrikanische Kunst : eine Ausstellung der Stadtsparkasse München vom 14. April bis 26. Mai 1976 = African art : an exhibition of the Stadtsparkasse, Munich, from April 14 to May 26th 1976 / [Text, Karl-Ferdinand Schädler ; Übersetzung ins Englische von Charles C. Roberts]

Title:
African art
Author:
Schädler, Karl-Ferdinand  Search this
Stadtsparkasse München  Search this
Subject:
Schädler, Karl-Ferdinand Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
168 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Date:
1976
1976?]
Topic:
Art, Primitive  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N7391.65.S3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_100325

African art in cultural context : an exhibition from the collections of the Heard Museum and Arizona State University Art Collections, June 9 through August 11, 1980, Memorial Union, Arizona State University

Author:
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art  Search this
Arizona State University University Art Collections  Search this
Arizona State University Committee for African Art  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Art and society  Search this
Call number:
N7391.65 .A37X
N7391.65.A37X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_138723

African art in cultural context : Mr. 28-May 10, 1981 : an introduction to traditional African art / [catalog written by Roslyn A. Walker ; photography, David L. Kuntz]

Author:
Walker, Roslyn A  Search this
Kuntz, David L  Search this
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences  Search this
Physical description:
[42] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Art, Black  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Art and society  Search this
Call number:
N7391.65 .W34X
N7391.65.W34X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143792

Private visions : African art from the collection of Genevieve McMillan ; a exhibition at the Boston Athenaeum, April 4-29, 1983 / text by Monni Adams ; photographs by Margarete Landsberg

Author:
McMillan, Genevieve  Search this
Adams, Monni  Search this
Landsberg, Margarete  Search this
Boston Athenaeum  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 34 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Date:
1983
Topic:
Art, Primitive  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Call number:
N7391.7 .P96
N7391.7.P96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194983

The tribal style : selections from the African collection at the Peabody Museum of Salem / by John R. Grimes ; photography by Markham Sexton

Author:
Peabody Museum of Salem  Search this
Grimes, John R (John Richard) 1959-  Search this
Subject:
Peabody Museum of Salem Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 x 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Date:
1984
Topic:
Art, Black  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Call number:
N7391.65.P42 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_198195

Aus Afrika : Ahnen, Geister, Götter / Jürgen Zwernemann, Wulf Lohse

Author:
Zwernemann, Jürgen  Search this
Lohse, Wulf  Search this
Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde  Search this
Subject:
Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde  Search this
Physical description:
190 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Date:
1985
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Art, Black  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
N7391.65.Z84 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_292008

Art of Sub-Saharan Africa : the Fred and Rita Richman collection / Christine Mullen Kreamer ; photography by John McWilliams

Title:
Fred and Rita Richman collection
Author:
Kreamer, Christine Mullen  Search this
High Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Richman, Fred Art collections  Search this
Richman, Rita Art collections  Search this
High Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Art, Black  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Call number:
N7391.65.K743 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_305209

African masterpieces and selected works from Munich : the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde / Maria Kecskéski ; foreword by Susan Vogel

Author:
Kecskési, Maria  Search this
Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde München  Search this
Center for African Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde München  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 425 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Art, Black  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Call number:
N7391.65.K813 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309532

Icons : ideals and power in the art of Africa / Herbert M. Cole

Author:
Cole, Herbert M  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Date:
1989
Topic:
Art, Black  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Blacks in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_382939

African art at the Harn Museum : spirit eyes, human hands / Robin Poynor ; foreword by Budd Harris Bishop ; introduction by Roy Sieber

Title:
Spirit eyes, human hands
Author:
Poynor, Robin 1942-  Search this
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 221 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Florida
Gainesville
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Art, Black  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_472633

Inspired by dreams : selections from the Derby collection / by Charles Derby

Author:
Derby, Charles  Search this
Subject:
Derby, Charles Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 86 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Africa, Sub-Saharan
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Art, Black  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_498660

Witnesses to a surrealist vision : the Menil Collection, an ongoing exhibition

Author:
Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Texas
Houston
Date:
2001
[2001?]
Topic:
Art, Primitive--Private collections  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_611149

Primitivism and twentieth-century art : a documentary history / edited by Jack Flam with Miriam Deutch

Title:
Primitivism and 20th-century art
Author:
Flam, Jack D  Search this
Deutch, Miriam 1952-  Search this
Einstein, Carl 1885-1940 Negerplastik  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 491 p. : ill., map ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
Topic:
Primitivism in art--History  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_739211

The idea of the primitive : British art and anthropology 1918-1930

Title:
British art and anthropology 1918-1930
Author:
Stallabrass, Julian  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Physical description:
p. 95-115
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
Topic:
Primitivism in art  Search this
Art, Primitive--Appreciation  Search this
Primitive societies  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Primitivism in Modern Art
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_775690

Primitivism revisited : after the end of an idea

Title:
After the end of an idea
Author:
Sean Kelly Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
[2007?]
Topic:
Primitivism in art  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Call number:
N7432.5.P7 P75 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_810832

OÖ. Landesausstellung 1990 : Ursprung und Moderne : Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, 6. Mai bis 29. Juli 1990 / Ausstellung und Katalog, Peter Baum

Title:
Ursprung und Moderne
Author:
Baum, Peter 1939-  Search this
Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Wolfgang-Gurlitt-Museum  Search this
Physical description:
343 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
[1990]
Topic:
Primitivism in art  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Call number:
N6465.P74 B38 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_951144

Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers

Creator:
Lipman, Howard, 1905-1992  Search this
Names:
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Huge, Jurgan Frederick, 1809-1878  Search this
Lipman, Jean, 1909-1998  Search this
Porter, Rufus, 1792-1884  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Extent:
46.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1848, 1916-2000
Summary:
The Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers measure 46.6 linear feet and span the years 1916 to 2000, with one brochure maintained in a research file dating to 1848. The bulk dates for the collection are 1932 to 1992. The papers primarily concern the art collecting activities and interests of the Lipmans which included modern American sculpture, American folk art, and other contemporary American paintings. Found within the papers are correspondence files, notes and printed material that served as research and reference material, along with financial material. The collection also contains writings, notes, and editorial material used by Jean Lipman in her dual roles as an editor for Art in America magazine and as a respected art critic and author.
Scope and Content Note:
The Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers measure 46.6 linear feet and span the years 1916 to 2000. A copy of an 1848 brochure, retained by Jean Lipman in her research and writings files accounts for the early span date listed in the title of the collection. The bulk dates for the collection are 1932 to 1992. The records include correspondence, notes and printed material that served as research and reference material, along with some financial material that documents the art collecting activities and interests of the Lipmans. The collection also contains writing and editorial material used by Jean Lipman in her dual roles as an editor for Art in America magazine and as a respected author.

The Personal Files describe the social activities and associations of the Lipmans and include biographical information, personal and family correspondence, gift giving activities, the art career of Jean Lipman, and relationships maintained by the Lipmans with various art organizations.

The Howard and Jean Lipman Art Collection Files describe the art collecting activities and interests of the Lipmans throughout their lifetime. The General Files section consists of reference files on art organizations and galleries with whom the Lipmans maintained relationships. Also included are particular topics or exhibitions of interest to the Lipmans. The Sculptors and Painters of Interest section served as reference files about the activities of artists in whom the Lipmans were interested and whose works they owned, or considered owning. The Folk Art Collection section documents the collecting and purchasing activities of the Lipmans as they amassed and then subsequently sold their two significant folk art collections.

The Artists Files document the friendship and projects that developed between the Lipmans and three major American artists: Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith. Of special interest to researchers will be some original Calder artwork mixed into the correspondence between the Lipmans and Calder, as well as drawings, sketches, prints, and posters found in the associated oversize folder. Also found in the Calder subseries are some proofs from Calder's Circus, edited by Jean Lipman.

The Research and Writing Files is divided into five sections dealing with research and writing projects undertaken by Jean Lipman. The first three sections deal with biographical projects that resulted in books or articles about three significant American primitive artists: Jurgan Frederick Huge, Rufus Porter, and Samuel Wood Gaylor. The fourth section deals with writing projects that resulted in the publication of several generalized books on the topic of American folk art. The final section consists of materials associated with the published articles and other authored works of Jean Lipman on a variety of American art topics.

The Art in America Editorial Files consists of editorial material maintained by Jean Lipman during her tenure (1941-1971) as editor of Art in America. The Financial Files reflect the early financial activities of the magazine during the brief period when the Lipmans owned it.

During the period that Jean Lipman served as editor, a variety of distinguished art historians, artists, architects, novelists, and poets contributed articles, columns, or artwork to the magazine. A sampling of correspondents that can be found in the general correspondence of this series include: Joseph Albers, Marcel DuChamp, John Dos Passos, Nelson Rockefeller, Charles Sheeler, and Andrew Wyeth. The General Correspondence Files also document the two subsequent changes of ownership and the growth of subscribers that occurred during the period of Lipman's editorship.

Editorial material related to individual magazine issues is found within this series, as well as information pertaining to the innovative advertising and special projects undertaken by the magazine as it sought to expand its readership and prestige. The Art in America series also chronicles the changes at the magazine that led to Lipman's resignation as editor in 1971.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series. Arrangement is generally alphabetical by subject heading or type of material. Items within folders are arranged chronologically by year.

Missing Title

Series 1: Personal Files (Boxes 1-3; 3 linear ft.)

Series 2: Howard and Jean Lipman Art Collection (Boxes 3-15; 12 linear ft.)

Series 3: Artists Files (Boxes 15-18, 46-47, OV 50-52; 3.6 linear ft.)

Series 4: Research and Writings Files (Boxes 18-28, 48; OV 50, 53; 10.3 linear ft.)

Series 5: -- Art in America -- Editorial Files (Boxes 28-45; 49, OV 50; 17.3 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Howard W. and Jean Lipman shared a lifetime sponsorship of art. The Lipmans' personal art collection, acquired throughout their marriage, was eventually divided into three separate parts: The Howard W. Lipman Foundation collection that was donated and merged into the modern sculpture holdings of the Whitney Museum of American Art; an American folk art collection that was later sold through two separate auctions in 1950 and 1981 and is now part of the holdings of the New York Historical Association and the Museum of American Folk Art; and a personal collection that was retained and displayed in the Lipmans' various residences in Connecticut, New York, and Arizona.

Married in 1933, the Lipmans began jointly collecting American folk art at a time when few art museums or institutions recognized the historical and artistic value of early primitive, self-taught artists. By the late 1940s, the Lipmans had amassed a large, significant collection that was highly regarded for its quality and scope.

During the early 1950s, the Lipmans also began actively collecting sculpture, focusing upon American contemporary sculptors. In the late 1950s they created the Howard W. Lipman Foundation, with an initial inventory of forty sculptures and three paintings by contemporary American artists. The purpose of the foundation was to acquire significant works by emerging American sculptors and to make them available through loans or donations to various art institutions.

In 1965 the Howard W. Lipman Foundation approached the Whitney Museum of American Art with a proposal to coordinate the foundation's efforts and goals with the museum's contemporary sculpture program. The foundation offered a majority of its growing collection of sculpture and acquisition funds towards the development of the evolving permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Thereafter, the Howard W. Lipman Foundation served in an advisory role to the museum's acquisitions, and the foundation supplied the necessary funds to acquire works of sculpture desired by the Whitney for its permanent collection.

In addition to their folk art and foundation collections, the Lipmans also acquired important works by Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith, through their lifelong association and friendship with these artists. Many of these pieces were retained in the Lipmans' personal collection throughout their lives.

Individually the Lipmans also expressed their interest in art through various means. Jean Lipman served as editor of Art in America magazine from 1940 to 1970, which provided her with continuous exposure to emerging artists and trends in American art. Jean Lipman's abiding interest in folk and contemporary art was also expressed through her voluminous writings. Throughout her life she wrote and edited highly acclaimed books and articles about major themes and artists in American art, and she was a recognized folk art authority and connoisseur. Some of her best known works include: The Flowering of American Folk Art; Rufus Porter, Yankee Wall Painter; and Calder's Universe.

Jean Lipman, born in 1909, was also an amateur artist in her later years, creating paintings and assemblages that often dealt with the theme of "art about art." She was represented by a gallery in New York City, as well as one in Arizona, and she had several solo exhibitions.

Howard W. Lipman, born in 1905, showed an early interest in art. By the mid 1920s he had gone to Paris to study painting, but Lipman found himself more attracted to sculpture and he began studying with a German wood carver. In the late 1930s, after returning to the New York City area, Lipman began stone carving with the Clay Club on Eighth Street, adjacent to the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was represented by a New York City gallery and participated in local exhibitions.

Deciding that his sculptural talent was not sufficient for professional pursuit, Lipman began his business career as a stockbroker in Neuberger and Berman, a prominent New York investment management firm that he helped to establish in 1939. Lipman subsequently channeled his artistic endeavors toward collecting and supporting the work of established and emerging American sculptors. He also served on the boards of both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Archives of American Art.

Howard and Jean Lipman maintained long and close relationships with three prominent American artists: Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith. Jean Lipman, in particular, was involved in promoting and documenting Calder and his works through numerous articles, books, and exhibitions that she helped produce as editor of the magazine Art in America and publications director for the Whitney Museum of American Art. Calder's Universe, which she edited to accompany a major Whitney Museum of American Art retrospective exhibition of his works in 1976, was considered by Calder to be his "official" biography. The book went to fourteen printings, one of the largest ever, in the history of art books.

The Lipmans were also great admirers of Louise Nevelson and her work. They purchased her artwork for their own collection, as well as donating pieces to various art museums and institutions. Jean Lipman wrote articles about Nevelson and edited the book, Nevelson's World.

David Smith and the Lipmans established a friendship in the late 1950s that lasted until Smith's untimely death in May 1965. The Lipmans purchased several Smith sculptures, which they placed on the grounds of their Wilton, Connecticut, home. They also purchased Smith works for donation to public institutions, such as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

The Lipmans retired to Carefree, Arizona, a private residential community renowned for its sensitivity to ecologically-based, architectural design. Howard Lipman died in 1992. Jean Lipman remained active in art and community affairs until her death in 1998.
Provenance:
The papers of Howard and Jean Lipman were initially donated to the Archives of American Art by Howard and Jean Lipman from 1965-1989. Subsequent additions to the original gift were made by Jean Lipman in 1998 and by Peter and Beverly Lipman in 2001. Several small portions of these early accessions were microfilmed.

An associated gift that was originally accessioned as the Art in America Magazine Records was made by Howard and Jean Lipman from 1970-1973. This group, which largely consisted of Jean Lipman's editorial files from her years as editor of the magazine, was subsequently merged with the Howard W. and Jean Lipman records in 2004.
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:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers, 1848, 1916-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lipmhowa
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97247c5f0-a666-4bf1-a2ce-bcb5abf29458
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lipmhowa
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Essay entitled "Primitive Art", regarding an exhibition of Eliot Elisofon's sculptures at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, pages 1-4

Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Manuscript Materials / D-4 "Artful Primitives" Article in Think Magazine
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7ab1dc468-acaa-42a9-b3d8-24390770b33b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref39081

Essay entitled "African Section", regarding unnamed exhibition, pages 1-5

Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Manuscript Materials / D-4 "Artful Primitives" Article in Think Magazine
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo767424626-a10f-49ef-860a-422a23a42a9f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref39082

Ancient Benin

Author:
Fagg, William Buller  Search this
Berkeley Galleries (London, Eng.)  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Benin
Date:
1947
[1947]
Topic:
Wood-carving  Search this
Sculpture, African  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Call number:
NB1080 .A54 1947
NB1080.A54 1947
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_317114

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