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Artists Equity Association

Collection Creator:
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1951
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:
Claire Falkenstein papers, circa 1914-1997, bulk 1940-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Claire Falkenstein papers
Claire Falkenstein papers / Series 3: Personal and Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-falkclai-ref478

Is genius a matter of gender? The role of the female artist in the art world

Creator:
Cohen, Hy, 1901-  Search this
FeBland, Harriet  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
circa 1974
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11690
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Audio recordings, circa 1960-1974
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11690

New York Artists Equity Association panel discussion

Creator:
New York Artists Equity Association  Search this
Subject:
Baur, John I. H. (John Ireland Howe)  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Neuberger, Roy R. (Roy Rothschild)  Search this
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline  Search this
Waddell, Richard H.  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
between 1967 and 1970
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16006
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New York Artists Equity Association records, 1920-2012
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16006

Artists Equity Fund, Inc. presents Bal Fantastique Masquerade Ball

Creator:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Subject:
De Diego, Julio  Search this
Goodman, Bertram  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1955
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16550
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New York Artists Equity Association records, 1920-2012
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16550

Yasuo Kuniyoshi at the Artists Equity Association testimonial dinner in his honor

Subject:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1948 March 25
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Parties  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17216
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17216

Artists Equity Association invitation to Yasuo Kuniyoshi testimonial dinner

Creator:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Subject:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1948
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17232
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17232
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Artists Equity Association constitution and by-laws

Creator:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Subject:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1949 April 29
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17235
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17235
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Artists Equity Association membership list

Creator:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Subject:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1950 April
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17236
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17236

Yasuo Kuniyoshi lecture at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Subject:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1951
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17243
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17243

Artists Equity Ball advertisement and program of Artists Equity Association meeting

Creator:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Subject:
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1947 Apr. 30
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6054
See more items in:
New York Artists Equity Association records, 1920-2012
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6054
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Jimmy Ernst

Subject:
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1950
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7604
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New York Artists Equity Association records, 1920-2012
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7604

William Hayter and Helen Phillips

Subject:
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Phillips, Helen  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1950
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Sketching  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7605
See more items in:
New York Artists Equity Association records, 1920-2012
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7605

Artists Equity Association goals

Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Subject:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1947
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17217
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Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17217
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Interviews about dinner theater with Artists Equity Association reps and members

Creator:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Gruen, John Jonas, 1926-2016  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1973 September 24-27
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19397
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John Jonas Gruen and Jane Wilson papers, 1909-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19397

"Improvisations 1954"

Publisher:
Artists Equity Association of Chicago  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on white wove paper; white plastic
Object Name:
Portfolio
Type:
Portfolio
Made in:
USA
Date:
1954
Credit Line:
Gift of the Chicago Chapter of Artists Equity
Accession Number:
1954-134-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4a1ded62e-f22e-494c-9a8e-c02b9f721185
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1954-134-1

Henry Ernest Schnakenberg papers, 1905-1969

Creator:
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Subject:
Angel, John  Search this
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Barye, Antoine-Louis  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Billings, Henry  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Buller, Audrey  Search this
Cadmus, Paul  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Catherwood, Frederick  Search this
Congdon, William  Search this
Day, Horace Talmage  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Etting, Emlen  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Fiene, Ernest  Search this
Goff, Lloyd Lozés  Search this
Guys, Constantin  Search this
Hardy, Thomas  Search this
Harnett, William Michael  Search this
Hartl, Léon  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Hoyt, Whitney Ford  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Ivins, William Mills  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Laning, Edward  Search this
Lasker, Joe  Search this
Leighton, Clare  Search this
Locke, Charles  Search this
Low, Sanford B. D. (Sanford Ballard Dole)  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Robus, Hugo  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Savery, Rockland  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Tait, Arthur Fitzwilliam  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Watson, Nan  Search this
Weisgard, Leonard  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Topic:
Art, Prehistoric  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Etching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9102
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211296
AAA_collcode_schnh
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211296

Ted Egri papers, [ca. 1920-1980]

Creator:
Egri, Ted, 1913-2010  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10515
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213945
AAA_collcode_egrited
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213945

Audio recordings

Creator:
Navaretta, Cynthia  Search this
Names:
New York Artists Equity Association  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (sound tape reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-1974
Scope and Contents:
Audio recordings kept by Navaretta, including 4 reels of a circa 1974 New York Artists Equity Association panel discussion relating to women in art; a lecture series of Emanuel Navaretta; and an interview of sculptor David Smith conducted by Emanuel Navaretta as a part of an uncompleted project on Smith.
Biographical / Historical:
Cynthia Navaretta is a prominent figure associated with women and the arts. Emanuel Navaratta is a painter and professor. Cynthia and Emanuel Navaretta were married. Both were good friends with David Smith.
Provenance:
Donated 2007 by Cynthia Navaretta.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identifier:
AAA.navacynt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-navacynt

Marcella Comès (Winslow) papers

Creator:
Winslow, Marcella Comès  Search this
Names:
Adams, Léonie, 1899-  Search this
Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979  Search this
Chapin, Katherine Garrison, 1890-1977  Search this
D'Arcy, Martin Cyril, 1888-1976  Search this
De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956  Search this
Devlin, Denis, 1908-1959  Search this
Eberhart, Richard, 1904-2005  Search this
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963  Search this
Gordon, Caroline, 1895-  Search this
Hodgson, Ralph, 1871-1962  Search this
Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958  Search this
Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977  Search this
Masson, Leon, 1911-  Search this
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980  Search this
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972  Search this
Rothenstein, John, Sir, 1901-  Search this
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945  Search this
Saint-John Perse, 1887-1975  Search this
Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-  Search this
Tate, Allen, 1899-  Search this
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972  Search this
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-  Search this
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001  Search this
Weygandt, Cornelius, 1871-1957  Search this
Winslow, Anne Goodwin  Search this
Extent:
1,202 Items ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1915-1982 [and undated]
Scope and Contents:
Files related to Washington, D.C. art activities; photographs; scrapbook; and guestbook.
REELS 2424-2425: Scrapbook on Comès' sitters Leonie Adams, Elizabeth Bishop, Katherine Garrison Chapin, Martin D' Arcy, Walter de la Mare, Denis Devlin, Richard Eberhart, Robert Frost, Caroline Gordon, Ralph Hodgson, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Robert Lowell, Katherine Anne Porter, Ezra Pound, St. John Perse, Sir John Rothenstein, Karl Shapiro, Allen Tate, Mark Van Doren, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Cornelius Weygandt and Anne Goodwin Winslow, containing letters, clippings, book reviews, photos of sitters and Comès' portraits. Also included are photos of Comès and printed material relating to her.
REEL 2424, frames 3-243: A guest book, containing signatures, comments, sketches, photographs, clippings, and letters from artists, poets, writers, and other guests of Comès, including Walter de la Mare, Robert Frost, Leon Masson, Katherine Anne Porter, Sir John Rothenstein and Sir William Rothenstein, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and others. Also included are photographs of Comès and her family.
UNMICROFILMED: Artist, dealer, institution, and subject files containing letters, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, photographs, and other printed materials relating to Washington, D.C. art activities. Included are: files on artists Caroline Van Hook Bean, Ruby Grady, Jacob Kainen, Frank Wright, and others; files on the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Foundry, the Studio Gallery, and other galleries; subject files on the Art Barn, the D.C. chapter of the Artists Equity Association including membership lists and address labels, 1970-1972, the Art in the Embassies Program, the Conference on Artists and Taxes, 1977, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Federal Government and the art, including material on bills and hearings, 1973-1977, the Washington art community, women and the arts, art materials hazards, includes published works by Joy Luke Turner, and crafts.
Also included are a paper "Government Sponsorship of the Arts under the WPA and Ceta," by Martha Malles, 1978; clippings, with reviews by John Canady and others; photographs, undated and 1971-1973, of Marcella Comès, Art Barn happenings, including 45 slides, 1974, and Artists Equity Association, Washington chapter, exhibitions; a published reference directory of Washington art, WASHINGTON TODAY, 1967; and one 16mm amateur film circa 1974.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter, photographer; Washington, D.C. b. 1905. d. July 6, 2000. Married name Mrs. Randolph Winslow. Trained at the Carnegie School of Fine Arts and privately in Europe. Comès played an active part in the local D.C. art community; as a member of the Women's Commission of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, president of the D.C. chapter of Artists Equity Association, 1969-1971, and as the national vice-president, 1971-1973. Comès was the ex-officio portraitist to the Poetry Chair at the Library of Congress.
Provenance:
Lent and donated 1982 by Marcella Comes.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Poets -- United States  Search this
Portrait painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.winsmarc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-winsmarc

Moses Soyer papers

Creator:
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Names:
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Burliuk, David, 1882-1967  Search this
Cikovsky, Nicolai, 1894-  Search this
Dobkin, Alexander, 1908-  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Soyer, David, 1928-  Search this
Soyer, Ida  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Photographer:
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Extent:
3.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1905-1974
Summary:
The papers of realist painter Moses Soyer date from circa 1905 to 1974 and measure 3.8 linear feet. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials, general correspondence with friends, artists, galleries, art organizations, and others, as well as correspondence with his family, including his son David, writings and notes by Soyer and others, exhibition materials, news clippings, and other printed material, numerous photographs of Soyer, his family, fellow artists, friends and his artwork. Also found are book illustrations and loose sketches by Soyer.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of realist painter Moses Soyer date from circa 1905 to 1974 and measure 3.8 linear feet. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials, general correspondence with friends, artists, galleries, art organizations, and others, as well as correspondence with his family, including his son David, writings and notes by Soyer and others, exhibition materials, news clippings, and other printed material, numerous photographs of Soyer, his family, fellow artists, friends and his artwork. Also found are book illustrations and loose sketches by Soyer.

Biographical materials include awards, business documents such as records for the loan of his artwork, passports, his marriage certificate, and other official documents. Soyer's 1966 membership to the National Institute of Arts and Letters and several awards from the National Academy of Design are found here as well. Correspondence is with friends and artists such as Leonard Baskin, Isabel Bishop, Alex Dobkin, Philip Evergood, Chaim Gross, and his brother Raphael Soyer, as well as with students, galleries, art organizations, museums, universities, and others. Also found is correspondence with his son David and his grandchildren that include many letters illustrated by Soyer.

Writings and notes include Soyer's draft writings for his book Painting the Human Figure, autobiographical essays, desk diaries, and miscellaneous writings and notes. There are also writings by Ida and David Soyer, artist Philip Evergood, and others. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, news clippings about Soyer's career and realist painting, and scattered material such as newsletters, programs, and magazines.

The papers contain numerous photographs of Soyer, including photographs of him working in his studio, with models, with family, and with fellow artists such as David Burliuk, Nicolai Cikovsky, Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, and many others. Additional photographs are of Soyer's family, fellow artists, friends, events, and his artwork. Among the photographers is Arnold Newman. Original artwork includes book illustrations for First Book of Ballet and loose sketches by Soyer.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1925-1974 (Box 1, 5, OV 6; 12 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1928-1974 (Box 1-2, 5; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 3: Writings & Notes, circa 1930s-1968, undated (Box 2; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1926-1974 (Box 2-3, 5, OV 6; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1905-1974 (Box 3-5, OV 6; 1.1 linear foot)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1940s-1960s (Box 4-5; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Moses Soyer (1899-1974) and his twin brother Raphael (1899-1987) were born on December 25, 1899, in the Russian town Borisoglebsk. Their father Abraham was a scholar and Hebrew teacher who encouraged all of his children to sketch and paint. After the family was deported from Russia, they settled in the Bronx, New York, in 1912. Moses and Raphael briefly attended school, but at 16 they began working various jobs to help support their family. They also began taking free art classes at Cooper Union and for a brief time at the National Academy of Design. Moses then enrolled at the Educational Alliance Art School where he met close friend Chaim Gross. He participated in his first exhibition in 1923 and also taught classes at the Education Alliance Art School until 1926 when he received a traveling scholarship to Europe.

Before leaving for Europe, Soyer married Ida, a former student and dancer. They spent most of their time during the next two years in France. Their son David was born in 1928. Shortly after his birth they returned to the New York City where Moses found greater inspiration for his social-realist paintings. During the Depression, he was commissioned to do artwork for the WPA and for the Federal Arts Project, depicting people doing everyday tasks. During this time Soyer also taught classes at the Contemporary Art School and the New School for Social Research.

Throughout the 1940s and 1950s Soyer continued with this subject matter, even as the abstract art movement became more prominent. Speaking out against abstract art as well as regionalism, he exhibited his work constantly, becoming a significant figure in the social realist movement. His work was represented by the American Contemporary Art (ACA) Gallery beginning in 1944, and he was also a member of several art organizations, including the Artists Equity Association. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1963 and to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1966. Soyer's later work focused on more sensitive portrayals of the female figure, especially dancers. He also painted portraits, including many of his artist friends such as Chaim Gross, Joseph Stella, and David Burliuk. He illustrated several books, including the First Book of Ballet and wrote Painting the Human Figure, which was published in 1964. Soyer continued to paint until his death in 1974.
Related Material:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Abe Lerner papers concerning the book Moses Soyer, 1961-1970, a Moses Soyer letter to Herbert S. Schimmel, and a Moses Soyer letter and two photographs, donated by Marilyn Mark. Also available at the Archives are the papers of Raphael Soyer, Moses Soyer's twin brother.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D176), the majority of which was later donated. Loaned materials not donated at a later date are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Moses Soyer first lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1965. Some of these papers, along with additional material, were donated by Soyer between 1966 and 1969. His son, David Soyer, gave more material in 1974 and 1975.
Restrictions:
Use of the 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:
Works of art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Artists' studios -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Social realism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Moses Soyer papers, circa 1905-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.soyemose
See more items in:
Moses Soyer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-soyemose
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