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Dore Ashton papers

Creator:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Names:
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art -- Faculty  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Yale University -- Faculty  Search this
Adams, Pat, 1928-  Search this
Adley, James, 1931-  Search this
Albee, Edward, 1928-  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Avedon, Richard  Search this
Berthot, Jake, 1939-  Search this
Borges, Jacopo Luis  Search this
Congdon, Dennis  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Driskell, David C.  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Guidieri, Remo  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984  Search this
Herbert, George  Search this
Hiss, Alger  Search this
Howes, Barbara  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Licht, Fred, 1928-  Search this
Lindner, Richard, 1901-  Search this
Malamud, Bernard  Search this
Miró, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Reuterswärd, Carl Fredrik, 1934-  Search this
Sterne, Hedda, 1910-  Search this
Tinguely, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Vasilikos, Vasilēs, 1934-  Search this
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983  Search this
Extent:
35.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Date:
circa 1928-2014
1849
Summary:
The papers of Dore Ashton measure 35.6 linear feet and date from circa 1928-2014, with one letter in the Joseph Cornell subject file dating from 1849. The records document Dore Ashton's career as an art critic, historian and educator, with particular depth for the period of 1952 through 1990. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, as well as correspondence, writings, subject files, printed materials, artwork, and reference photographs of artworks. An addition to the Dore Ashton papers includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Dore Ashton measure 35.6 linear feet and date from circa 1928-2014, with one letter in the Joseph Cornell subject file dating from 1849. The records document Dore Ashton's career as an art critic, historian and educator, with particular depth for the period of 1952 through 1990. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, as well as correspondence, writings, subject files, printed materials, artwork, and reference photographs of artworks. An addition to the Dore Ashton papers includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material.

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with many artists, writers and others, including Pat Adams, James Adley, Rudolf Arnheim, Jake Berthot, Dennis Congdon, George Herbert, Remo Guidieri, Barbara Howes, Fred Licht, Joan Punyet Miro, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, and Hedda Sterne, among others. Smaller amounts of letters are from Joseph Albers, Edward Albee, Richard Avedon, Richard Diebenkorn, David Driskell, Alberto Giacometti, Philip Guston, Lillian Hellman, Alger Hiss, Bernard Malamud, Joan Miro, Robert Motherwell, Lewis Mumford, Claes Oldenburg, and Vassilis Vassilikos.

Writings consist of transcripts of miscellaneous articles or those written for various publications. Research files include reference or research materials for books, exhibitions, individuals and various topics. Individuals and topics include Jacopo Luis Borges, Allan Kaprow, Richard Lindner, Seong Moy, Jean Tinguely, Mark Tobey, Jack Tworkov, Adja Yunkers; and Dadaism, poetry and symbolism.

The addition to the Dore Ashton papers (Series 8) includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material. Writings make up a significant part of the addition and contain hundreds of manuscripts, as well as lectures, notes, sixty notebooks, ten diaries, and writings by others. Writing project and subject files comprise over half of the addition and encompass a large collection of alphabetical files pertaining to artists, actors, writers, thinkers, and collaborators; work projects including writings, exhibitions, panels, symposia, and lecture series; as well as various other subjects and topics. The addition also contains teaching files related to Ashton's positions at the Cooper Union, the New School for Social Research, and Yale University. The photographic material in this series is also abundant and contains hundreds of original photographs of Ashton throughout all stages of her life, many with friends and family.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1962-1978

Series 2: Correspondence, 1945-2010, undated

Series 3: Writings, 1952-1976, undated

Series 4: Research files, 1849, 1950-1984, 2009, undated

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1931-1981, undated

Series 6: Artwork, 1949, 1952, 1983, undated

Series 7: Photographs of Artwork, circa 1950-2010

Series 8: Addition to the Dore Ashton Papers, circa 1928-2013
Biographical / Historical:
Dore Ashton (1928-) is an art critic, author, and educator living in New York City. She wrote, contributed , and edited more than 30 books. Ashton was born in Newark New Jersey in 1928 and received an MA from Harvard University in 1950. Her many books and articles focus on late 19th and 20th century art and artists. Ashton was associate editor at Art Digest from 1952-1954, and critic for Arts and Architecture at the New York Times, 1955-1960. Starting in 1962 she held several lecturing posts at various institutions including the School of Visual Arts, Cooper Union, and the New School for Social Research. She was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 1964 and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in 1980. Among Ashton's books are Abstract Art Before Columbus, 1956; Poets and the Past, 1959; A Joseph Cornell Album, 1974; Yes, But…A Critical Study of Philip Guston, 1976, About Rothko, 1983; The New York School: a Cultural Reckoning, 1973; Noguchi East and West, 1992; and David Rankin: The New York Years, 2013. Dore Ashton was the first critic to develop a comprehensive and eye-witness account of the history of the Abstract Expressions.

Ashton married artist Adja Yunkers (1900-1983) in 1953, and they had two daughters Alexandra (known as Sasha) and Marina. In 1985 she married writer Matti Megged (1923-2003).
Related Materials:
Among the holdings of the Archives is an oral history interview with Dore Ashton conducted November 21, 2010 by George W. Sampson, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project.

Dore Ashton papers are also located at Emory University Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.
Provenance:
The Dore Ashton papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Dore Ashton May 27, 1982, May 8, 1997, June 2, 2011, and March, 25, 2016.
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.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women art critics  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Citation:
Dore Ashton papers, 1849, circa 1928-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ashtdore
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96b23d022-d02d-4a06-ba62-e34c59ad25ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ashtdore
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Jake Berthot papers, 1958-1994 (bulk 1970-1992)

Creator:
Berthot, Jake, 1939-  Search this
Citation:
Jake Berthot papers, 1958-1994 (bulk 1970-1992). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6058
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216039
AAA_collcode_bertjake
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216039

Jake Berthot papers

Creator:
Berthot, Jake, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
4.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1994 (bulk 1970-1992)
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, 1964-1994; subject files, 1958-1994; printed materials, 1963-1994; photographs, 1961-1992, n.d.; and works of art, n.d. documenting Berthot's personal life and career as artist and instructor. Significant correspondents include Dore Ashton, Jim Huntington, Sam Messer, Peter Plagans, Harvey Quaytman, and Adya Yunkers, son John Berthot, mother Sara Berthot, and ex-wives and partners Ginny McKenzie, Edith Gould, and Suzanne Chamlin. Also found is correspondence with the David McKee Gallery, Nielson Gallery, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as with various schools, including the Cooper Union and Yale University, and students. The collection also contains miscellaneous exhibition files, financial files, writings, printed materials such as catalogs, clippings, exhibition reviews, and announcements, and photographs, primarily of works of art by others, but also including personal snapshots.
Biographical / Historical:
Jake Berthot (1939-2014) was a painter in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Jake Berthot.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bertjake
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw994106c39-3f5c-4270-83bb-b213f674a574
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bertjake

Jake Berthot : notes from notes to myself : April 10-May 10, 2008

Title:
Notes from notes to myself
Author:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Betty Cuningham Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : col. ill. ; 28 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2008
Call number:
N6537.B469 A4 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_841055

Jake Berthot : new paintings : November 8-December 28, 2001 / essay by Andrew Forge

Author:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Forge, Andrew  Search this
David McKee Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
C2001
Call number:
ND237.B5402 A4 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_700933

Jake Berthot : February 2-March 4, 2006 : Betty Cuningham Gallery

Author:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Betty Cuningham Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
Call number:
N6537.B469 A4 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_783339

Jake Berthot : recent work, 1988-89 / with an essay by John Yau

Author:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Yau, John 1950-  Search this
David McKee Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
[38] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
ND237.B5402 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639076

Silence and slow time : works by Jake Berthot, Robin MacKenzie, Clement Meadmore, Salvatore Romano : Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, March 27-April 30, 1978 / introd. and essays by Robin S. Karson ; [catalogue by Robin S. Karson]

Author:
Karson, Robin S  Search this
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
MacKenzie, Robin 1938-  Search this
Meadmore, Clement  Search this
Romano, Salvatore 1925-  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
C1978
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6487.S726 M9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_644189

Painting endures : Jake Berthot, Power Boothe, Andrew Forge, Harvey Quaytman, Deborah Remington, John Walker, Kes Zapkus / Dore Ashton, guest curator

Author:
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
[28] p. : ill. ; 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1975
C1975
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .B630
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_648316

Jake Berthot

Author:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Rose Art Museum  Search this
Lannan Museum  Search this
Lannan Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
C1988
Call number:
ND237.B5402 A4 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649071

Jake Berthot : paintings and drawings, 1981 / essay by Dore Ashton

Author:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
David McKee Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
[30] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
C1982
Call number:
ND237.B5402 A4 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649151

Jake Berthot : [exhibition] May 15 - June 26, 1988, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Author:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Belz, Carl  Search this
Rose Art Museum  Search this
Lannan Museum  Search this
Lannan Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
C1988
Call number:
N40.1.B53337 B5 1988
N40.1.B53337B5 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_392911

New painting, New York : Jake Berthot ... [et al.], Hayward Gallery, London, 3 May-17 June, 1979 / exhibition organised by Catherine Lampert assisted by Hilary Westlake

Author:
Hayward Gallery  Search this
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Westlake, Hilary  Search this
Lampert, Catherine  Search this
Arts Council of Great Britain  Search this
Subject:
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
[22] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1979
C1979
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND235.N5 H28
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_129509

Six painters ; Gregory Amenoff, Jake Berthot, Howard Buchwald, Louise Fishman, Harry Kramer, Katherine Porter : an exhibition at The Hudson River Museum, May 25 through July 17, 1983 / [organized and written by Peter Langlykke]

Author:
Langlykke, Peter  Search this
Amenoff, Gregory 1948-  Search this
Berthot, Jake 1939-  Search this
Buchwald, Howard 1943-  Search this
Fishman, Louise 1939-  Search this
Kramer, Harry 1939-  Search this
Porter, Katherine 1941-  Search this
Hudson River Museum  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (most col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .S62
ND212.S62
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_193180

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