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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by Stephen Diamond, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Primarily files on approximately 200 artists of New Mexico and the Southwest containing biographical data, inquiries from researchers and owners of paintings requesting information on artists, photocopies of correspondence between artists and the Museum of Fine Arts and others, exhibition announcements, catalogs and invitations, press releases, clippings, and printed material. Also found is correspondence of the director Edward Hewett and curator Paul Walter. Microfilm reel contents are as follows: [Note several files were microfilmed out of alphabetical order - those names are listed both in the alphabetical list as well as by reel number]
REEL 3370: Clinton Adams, Kenneth Adams, Frank G. Applegate, Felipe Archuleta, Merle Armitage, Patrocino Barela, Bert Barnes, Charles Barrows, (Gustave Baumann -see reel 3436), (Donald Beauregard - see reel 3185), (Josef Bakos-see reel 3214), Harrison Begay, George Bellows, Tom Benrimo, Oscar E. Berninghaus, Earl Biss, George W. Blodgett, Howard Bobbs, Homer Boss, Elizabeth and Stanley Breneiser, Dorothy Brett, Lawrence Calcagno, T.C. Cannon, Gerald Cassidy (filmed out of sequence on reel 3214), Kenneth M. Chapman, Russell Cheney, Allan Clark, Regina Tatum Cooke, Irving Couse, Russell Cowles, Catherine Critcher, Doris Cross, Woodrow Crumbo, Andrew Dasburg.
REEL 3371: Robert Daughters, (Randall Davey - see reel 3436), Eleanor De Ghize, Giuseppe De Olmi, John Diehl, Clare Dieman, Thurman Dillard, Gussie Du Jardin, Dorothy Dunn, Ralph Douglass, Herbert Dunton, Charles Du Tant, Edward G. Eisenlohr, (Fremont Ellis - see reel 3436), Robert C. Ellis, Robert M. Ellis, George (Jorge) Fick, Harry Fonseca, Louise Ganthiers, Leon Gaspard, Boris Gilbertson, Laura Gilpin, Lloyd L. Goff, Ruben E. Gonzalez, R.C. Gorman, Allan Graham.
REEL 3372: Lez Haas, Arthur Haddock, Arthur and Norma Hall, Juan Hamilton, Frederick Hammersley, Una Hanbury, Alonzo Hauser, William Penhallow Henderson, E. Martin Hennings, Joe H. Herrera, Velino Herrera, Victor Higgins, Hilaire Hiler, Alexandre Hogue, Allan Houser, Oscar Howe, Odon Hullenkremer, Peter Hurd.
REEL 3373: Wilson Hurley, Foster Hyatt, Joseph A. Imhof, Rebecca Salsbury James, Luis Jimenez, Louise Crow.
REEL 3185: Donald Beaugregard (filmed out of sequence), Fred Kabotie, Dora Kaminsky, Buffalo Kaplinski, Aaron Karp, Anna E. Keener, Ramon Kelley, Yeffee Kimball, Paul Kinslow, Gene Kloss, Janusz and nancy Kozikowski, Otto Kuhler, Greg La Chapelle Armond Lara, Karl Larsson, Barbara Latham, Tom Lea, Ralph Leon, Earl Linderman, Janet Lippincott.
REEL 3186: Larry Littlebird, Harlan and Nell Lizer, Gisella Loeffler, Charles Loloma, George Lopez, Robert Lougheed, Reginald Loving, William Lumpkins, Thomas S. Macaione, Sara Mack, Maria Martinez, Charles Mattox, Ila McAfee, Roderick Mead, Ralph Meyers, (Alfred Morang - see reel 3436),Jesús Bautista Moroles, Forrest Moses, Ira Moskowitz, Carol Mothner, Ann Moul,Lee Mullican, Arthur Musgrave, Datus Myers, Gerald Nailor, Dan Namingha, Bruce Nauman, Eugene Newmann, John Nieto, Frederick O'Hara, (Georgia O'Keeffe-filmed out of sequence on reel 3214), Sheldon Parsons, Ralph M. Pearson, Tom and Louise Perkinson, Amado Peña, Tonita Peña, Bert G. Phillips, Aline Porter, Kenneth Price, Jean Promutico.
REEL 3187: Juane Quick-to-See Smith, Robert D. Ray, Kevin Red Star, Doel Reed, Gail and Zachariah Rieke, Eliseo Rodriguez, Warren E. Rollins, Julius Rolshoven, Alfonso Royban, Ford Ruthling, Sibyl Saam, Birger Sandzén, Paul Sarkisian, Frank P. Sauerwein, Howard Schleeter, Albert Schmidt, Fritz Scholder, Agnes Sims.
REEL 3188:: Eric Sloane, Vladan Stiha, Earl Stroh, Beth Ames Swartz, Quincy Tahoma, Agnes Tait, Richard Thompson, Andy V. Tsinajinie, Walter Ufer, Theodore Van Soelen, Pablita Velarde, Carlos Vierra, Harold Joe Waldrum, John Wenger, Harold E. West, Randy Lee White, J. R. Willis, Henriette Wyeth, Beatin Yazz, Webb Young, John Young-Hunter.
REELS 3436-3437: Gustave Baumann, Randall Davey, Fremont Ellis, Alfred Morang, Willard Nash, Will Schuster and John Sloan (includes ca. 50 letters, many illustrated, from Sloan to Will Schuster, 1922-1951.)
REEL 3214: Jozef G. Bakos, Gerald Cassidy and Georgia O'Keeffe.
REEL 3292: Copies of correspondence, 1917-1924, of the Museum of Fine Arts Director Edgar L. Hewett and curator Paul A. F. Walter with artists, including Gustave Baumann, Oscar E. Berninghaus, Ernest L. Blumenschein, Gerald Cassidy, E. Irwin Couse, Helena Dunlap, W. Herbert Dunton, Marsden Hartley, E. Martin Hennings, Robert Henri, Victor Higgins, Leon Kroll, Walter Pach, Bert G. Phillips, Doris Rosenthal, Walter Ufer and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum; Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming by the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, in 1984 as part of AAA's Texas Arts Documentation Project.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Interview of Paul Burlin, conducted on December 5-6, 1962, by Dorothy Gees Seckler, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Burlin speaks of his childhood education in England; working for the magazine Delineator; his education at the National Academy of Design; his travels in the American Southwest; his early exhibitions in New York; his first wife's writings on folk music; visiting Europe before the first World War; discovering Cubism and Fauvism; working on the WPA under the Whitney Museum; joining and then leaving the American Artists' Congress in protest; his thoughts on overtly political art; exhibiting at the Downtown Gallery; his image-making process; and his critique of Pop art. Burlin also recalls James Huneker, Franz Boas, Albert Gleizes, Henri Matisse, Edith Halpert, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Burlin (1886-1969) was a painter in New York, New York.
Originally recorded on 5 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 39 min.
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.