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Oral history interview with Ilya Bolotowsky, 1968 March 24-April 7

Interviewee:
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Neilson, Raymond P. R. (Raymond Perry Rodgers),  Search this
LÔeger, Fernand  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Olinsky, Ivan G. (Ivan Gregorewitch)  Search this
Drewes, Werner  Search this
Spivak, Max  Search this
Dlugoszewski, Lucia  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée  Search this
Greene, Gertrude Glass  Search this
Greene, Balcomb  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Johnson, William H. (William Henry)  Search this
Vogel, Joseph  Search this
Mondrian, Piet  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Browne, Byron  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
G.R.D. Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Yaddo  Search this
American Artists' Congress.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Experimental films  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Playwriting  Search this
Philadelphia Ten (Group of artists)  Search this
Concretionists (Group of artists)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Wyoming  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12377
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212205
AAA_collcode_boloto68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212205

Oral history interview with Howard Ben Tré, 2007 July 7

Interviewee:
Ben Tré, Howard, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
LaMonte, Karen  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Parker, Anthony  Search this
Labino, Dominick  Search this
Hampson, Ferdinand  Search this
Polander, Steve  Search this
Aycock, Alice  Search this
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Onorato, Ronald J.  Search this
Scanga, Italo  Search this
Dailey, Dan Owen  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Brooklyn College  Search this
Pilchuck School  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Missouri Valley College  Search this
Venceremos Brigade  Search this
Brooklyn Technical High School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cristallerie Daum  Search this
Appalachian Center for Craft  Search this
Hadler/Rodriguez Gallery  Search this
Portland State University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Civil rights  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art commissions  Search this
Europe  Search this
Cuba  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Peace movements  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13647
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272881
AAA_collcode_bentre07
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_272881
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art, European  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Anne Arnold papers, circa 1925-2015

Creator:
Arnold, Anne, 1925-2014  Search this
Subject:
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Stable Gallery  Search this
Brooklyn College  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
New York school of art  Search this
Educators  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16254
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370915
AAA_collcode_arnoanne
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370915

Philip Pearlstein papers, circa 1940-2008

Creator:
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Michael  Search this
Ward, John  Search this
Kelly, W. J.  Search this
McCarthy, David  Search this
Witkin, Jerome  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Storr, Robert  Search this
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Viola, Jerome  Search this
Downes, Rodney Harry Rackstraw  Search this
Cantor, Dorothy  Search this
Tamburini, Fernando  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Haas, Richard  Search this
Wallin, Leland  Search this
Close, Chuck  Search this
Hampleman, Jean  Search this
Dückers, Alexander  Search this
Barnet, Will  Search this
Field, Richard  Search this
Tsao, Vivian  Search this
Updike, John  Search this
Yezzi, David  Search this
WRFM  Search this
WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Architecture, Roman  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8182
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210353
AAA_collcode_pearphil
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210353
Online Media:

From Tarzan to Tonto 2 - Opening Remarks

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-02-24T22:00:38Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_vR6_VAtSCns

Oral history interview with Lee Bontecou, 2009 January 10

Interviewee:
Bontecou, Lee, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ashton, Dore, 1928-2017  Search this
Subject:
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Brackman, Robert  Search this
Doyle, Tom  Search this
González, Julio  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15647
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282214
AAA_collcode_bontec09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282214
Online Media:

Jimmy Ernst papers, 1802-2010, bulk 1930-2005

Creator:
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984  Search this
Subject:
Ernst, Max  Search this
Pozzatti, Rudy O.  Search this
Ernst, Dallas  Search this
Brooklyn College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Educators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16037
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)308599
AAA_collcode_ernsjimm
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_308599
Online Media:

Philip Pearlstein papers

Creator:
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Names:
WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
WRFM (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Blaine, Michael  Search this
Cantor, Dorothy  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Downes, Rackstraw  Search this
Dückers, Alexander, 1939-  Search this
Field, Richard  Search this
Haas, Richard, 1936-  Search this
Hampleman, Jean  Search this
Kelly, W. J.  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
McCarthy, David, 1960-  Search this
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Storr, Robert  Search this
Tamburini, Fernando  Search this
Tsao, Vivian, 1950-  Search this
Updike, John  Search this
Viola, Jerome  Search this
Wallin, Leland  Search this
Ward, John  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928- -- Photographs  Search this
Witkin, Jerome  Search this
Yezzi, David  Search this
Extent:
31.8 Linear feet
16.68 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1940-2008
Summary:
The papers of New York artist Philip Pearlstein measure 31.8 linear feet and 16.68 GB and date from circa 1940 to 2008. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, interviews and transcripts, writing projects and lectures, personal business records, printed material, three scrapbooks, photographs and moving images, documentary production material, digital records, sound and video recordings, and motion picture film that documents Pearlstein's career as a painter and educator.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York artist Philip Pearlstein measure 31.8 linear feet and 16.68 GB and date from circa 1940 to 2008. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, interviews and transcripts, writing projects and lectures, personal business records, printed material, three scrapbooks, photographs and moving images, documentary production material, digital records, sound and video recordings, and motion picture film that documents Pearlstein's career as a painter and educator.

Biographical material includes appointment books, several awards, annotated calendars, a catalogue raisonné working list, identification card, membership files, resumes, and one sound recording. Correspondence is with Will Barnet, Chuck Close, Rackstraw Downes, Richard Haas, Jack Levine, Robert Storr, John Updike, Leland Wallin, Jerome Witkin, family, galleries and museums, students, colleagues, artists, arts organizations, and includes a digital recording.

Also found are sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with Pearlstein by Vivian Tsao, Michael Blaine, Sanford Sivitz Shaman, David McCarthy, and broadcast stations WRFM and WBAI. Writing projects and lectures by Pearlstein consist of student work, numerous articles and essays, sound and video recordings of lectures and speeches, letters, memorials, miscellaneous manuscripts and notes, and a U.S. and U.S.S.R. Workshop Exchange project proposal. Writings by others about Pearlstein are by W.J. Kelly, Alexander Dückers, Richard Field, John Ward, Jerome Viola, Robert Storr, and David Yezzi.

Personal business records contain agreements, consignment and loan documents, donations, financial material, exhibition files, insurance and inventories, recommendations written by Pearlstein, reproduction permissions, digital recordings, and teaching files for various institutions. Art reproductions, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for exhibitions of artwork by Pearlstein and others, magazines and journals, newsletters, postcards, and publicity files that include one digital recording are in printed materials.

Two scrapbooks are of Egyptian and Roman architecture and objects accompanied by notes and a small amount of sketches, and one scrapbook is printed material regarding Pearlstein's work and exhibitions. Artwork is by Jean Hampleman, Fernando Tamburini, and unidentified artists. Photographs and moving images that include video recordings and motion picture film of Pearlstein in the studio, portraits, and candids; personal photographs of family, travel, and classmates including Andy Warhol and Dorothy Cantor; artist's models; events and exhibitions; and works of art.

Completed and unedited video and sound recordings, computer graphics footage, soundtrack material, and administrative records for the 1985 documentary video production Philip Pearlstein Draws the Artist's Model are also in this collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1964-2008 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 1, 36, OV42)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1955-2008 (8.5 linear Feet; Boxes 1-10, OVs 42-43, 0.168 GB; ER01)

Series 3: Interviews and Transcripts, 1957-2003 (0.5 linear Feet; Box 10)

Series 4: Writing Projects and Lectures, circa 1945-2008 (2.5 linear Feet; Boxes 10-13, 37-38, 8.26 GB: ER02-ER13)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1955-2007 (1 linear Feet; Boxes 13-14, 3.77 GB: ER14-ER15)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1946-2008 (3.0 linear Feet; Boxes 14-21, 36, OVs 42-43)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, circa 1953-1970s (0.4 linear Feet; Box 22)

Series 8: Artwork, undated, 1967-2004 (0.2 linear Feet; Box 22, OV 42)

Series 9: Photographs and Moving Images, 1940s-2008 (3.3 linear Feet; Boxes 22, 37, 39-41, 4.18 GB; ER16-ER18)

Series 10: Philip Pearlstein Draws the Artist's Model, Documentary Production Material, 1983-1991 (8.5 linear Feet; Boxes 23-30, SAV 31-35)
Biographical / Historical:
Philip Pearlstein (1924- ) is a painter and educator based in New York, N.Y.

Pearlstein was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and he attended classes at the Carnegie Museum of Art as a child. While still in high school, his paintings were reproduced in Life magazine after winning Scholastic magazine's high school art competition. After graduating from high school Pearlstein enrolled in the Carnegie Institute of Technology's (CIT) art school, but left after a year to serve in the Army during World War II. He gained knowledge of printing, drafting, and sign painting while stationed in Florida and Italy. After the war he returned to CIT as a student and became art editor of the engineering school's Carnegie Technical magazine. During this time Pearlstein met his wife, Dorothy Cantor, and became close friends with Andy Warhol, both classmates at CIT. Pearlstein moved to New York City with Warhol after receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1949. In 1955, he completed his thesis on Francis Picabia and received a Master of Arts in art history from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts.

As Pearlstein's career evolved, he became known for his realistic nudes and landscapes. Many of Pearlstein's paintings were inspired by his travels to the western United States, Peru, Egypt, and to Italy as a 1958 Fulbright Grant recipient. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, and he has worked closely with the Tanager and Alan Frumkin Galleries in New York. In addition to his painting career, Pearlstein was an instructor at Pratt Institute from 1959 to 1963 and at Brooklyn College from 1963 to 1988. He is also a member of the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, serving as president from 2003 to 2006.

Pearlstein continues to work and live in New York, N.Y.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Philip Pearlstein conducted by Paul Cumming, June 8 to August 10, 1972.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in multiple installments by Philip Pearlstein from 1975 to 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
Authorization for commercial use of audiovisual material for the documentary Philip Pearlstein Draws the Artists' Model requires prior arrangement with Pearlstein or his heirs.
Topic:
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Architecture, Roman  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Philip Pearlstein papers, circa 1940-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pearphil
See more items in:
Philip Pearlstein papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pearphil

Oral history interview with Karen Karnes, 2005 August 9-10

Interviewee:
Karnes, Karen, 1925-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Shapiro, Mark, 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Jewish artists  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12096
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)255518
AAA_collcode_karnes05
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_255518
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Shirley Jaffe, 2010 Sept. 27-28

Interviewee:
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Biala, Janice  Search this
Delaney, Beauford  Search this
Goldberg, Michael  Search this
Riopelle, Jean Paul  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Ford, Hermine  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15873
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295423
AAA_collcode_jaffe10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295423

Ad Reinhardt papers, 1927-1968

Creator:
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Subject:
Brooklyn College  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Painters  Search this
Authors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5659
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208493
AAA_collcode_reinad
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208493
Online Media:

Gary A. Reynolds papers, 1973-1990

Creator:
Reynolds, Gary A., 1949-1990  Search this
Subject:
Browere, A. D. O. (Alburtis Dell Orient),  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Tiffany, Louis Comfort  Search this
Boldini, Giovanni  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Gay, Walter  Search this
Grey Art Gallery & Study Center  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10802
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214528
AAA_collcode_reyngary
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214528

Vincent Glinsky papers, 1927-1982

Creator:
Glinsky, Vincent, 1895-1975  Search this
Subject:
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7269
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209420
AAA_collcode_glinvinc
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209420

Jean Halpert-Ryden and Edward Ryden letters, 1981-1997

Creator:
Halpert-Ryden, Jean, 1919-  Search this
Ryden, Edward F., 1922-2006  Search this
Subject:
Haas, Ernst  Search this
Hamlin, Edith  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6100
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216294
AAA_collcode_halpjean
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216294

Marion Greenstone papers, 1945-2001

Creator:
Greenstone, Marion, 1925-2005  Search this
Subject:
Raffael, Joseph  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13606
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)270661
AAA_collcode_greemario
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_270661

Milton Wolf Brown papers, 1908-1998

Creator:
Brown, Milton Wolf, 1911-1998  Search this
Subject:
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Meltzoff, Stanley  Search this
MacDonald, Duncan  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Brown, Blanche  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Deane, Martha  Search this
Prendergast, Charles E.  Search this
Lozowick, Louis  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Panofsky, Erwin  Search this
Lynes, Russell  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn College  Search this
City University of New York  Search this
International Exhibition of Modern Art (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Armory Show 50th anniversary exhibition  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Curators  Search this
Educators  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6321
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)225216
AAA_collcode_browmilt
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_225216
Online Media:

Ad Reinhardt papers

Creator:
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn College -- Faculty  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
3.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1927-1968
Summary:
The papers of Ad Reinhardt measure 3.8 linear feet and date from circa 1927 to 1968. The collection documents Reinhardt's career as an abstract painter, cartoonist, and writer through biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, scrapbooks, and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Ad Reinhardt measure 3.8 linear feet and date from 1927 to 1968. The collection documents Reinhardt's career as an abstract painter, cartoonist, and writer through biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, scrapbooks, and artwork.

Biographical material includes personal and professional records, such as passports and membership cards as well as an artist's chronology, and material documenting Reinhardt's time at Brooklyn College and his work for the WPA. Correspondence is of a general nature, including letters from art galleries, museums, and art dealers about exhibitions and artwork, colleges and universities concerning lectures and workshops, and letters from friends, art critics, and fellow artists, including Lucy Lippard, Abe Ajay, and George Rickey. Also found are letters from magazines and various art and social organizations. Writings and notes include calendars, and a small amount of notes and draft writings by Reinhardt. Printed material comprises the largest series in the collection and contains exhibition materials, including invitations and catalogs, and a large number of magazine and news clippings, primarily about Reinhardt's career and modern art, but also covering other topics of interest to him, such as Asian art. Also found in this series are clippings of his published cartoons and artwork. Scrapbooks contain additional printed material documenting his high school and college days, as well as his career. as an artist. Also found within the papers is a small amount of artwork by Reinhardt, primarily small sketches.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1928-1967 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1930-1967 (Boxes 1-2; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1953-1966 (Box 2; 7 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1927-1968 (Boxes 2-4; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, circa 1928-1959 (Boxes 4-5; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1946, 1950, 1961 (Box 4; 4 folders)
Biographical Note:
Ad Reinhardt was born Adolph Dietrich Friedrich Reinhardt in 1913 in Buffalo, New York. Shortly after he was born, his family moved to Queens, New York. As a child he copied "funnies" and made collages from newspapers and won many school and community prizes for his artwork. In the fall of 1931 he entered Columbia University and studied art history under Meyer Schapiro, who encouraged him to get involved in radical campus politics. Reinhardt became the editor and cover designer of Jester, a campus magazine. After graduating in 1935, he trained as a painter at the National Academy of Design under Karl Anderson, and at the American Artists School under Francis Criss and Carl Holty, until 1937. At this time he joined American Abstract Artists and became affiliated with American artistic-political groups and other artist organizations. From 1936 to 1941 he worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Art Project, Easel Division, while simultaneously developing his mature style of linear, abstract painting.

When his work for the Federal Art Project ended, Reinhardt worked as a commercial and freelance writer and graphic artist for pamphlets and magazines. Most notably, he was a reporter and cartoonist for the newspaper PM from 1942 to 1947. After serving in the Navy from 1946 to 1947, he took a position as an art history professor at Brooklyn College where he taught for twenty years. During his career as a professor he was also a visiting lecturer at several universities, including Yale University from 1952 to 1953, and the California School of Fine Arts in 1950. Reinhardt had a keen interest in Asiatic art and would often lecture and write on this subject. In the late 1950s and early 1960s he traveled to Japan, India, Persia, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, and Jordan.

Reinhardt began exhibiting his paintings early in his career. In 1946 he joined the Betty Parsons Gallery, which also represented many other prominent Abstract Expressionists, including Mark Rothko, Barnet Newman, and Jackson Pollock. Reinhardt rejected the emotionalism found in Abstract Expressionism and sought to produce geometric, minimalist paintings. In developing his own aesthetic theory, he wrote extensively for art periodicals such as Art News and Art International. His artwork culminated in the 1960s with his series of black paintings, which drew much attention from the art community and the public. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Jewish Museum in New York, NY, in 1960. Reinhardt continued to write and work on his series of black paintings until his death in 1967.
Related Material:
Related collections found in the Archives includes Ad Reinhardt postcards (to Katherine Scrivener), Ad Reinhardt letters and artwork (loaned material, available on microfilm only), Abe Ajay correspondence with Ad Reinhardt, Marjorie Grimm printed material and letters received from Ad Reinhardt, one photograph of Ad Reinhardt and Colette Roberts by William R. Simmons, and a 1955 painting by Ad Reinhardt.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels N69-99 - N69-103) including additional notes, writings, correspondence, photographs of artwork, and travel logs. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Rita Reinhardt, Ad Reinhardt's widow, donated papers and lent material for micorfilming in 1969.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ad Reinhardt papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
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Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Ad Reinhardt papers, 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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Comparative Social Structure Part II: Stratification and the Formation of Elite Groups - Hugh Smythe, Brooklyn College; Course A-501; Side 1 and 2; Reel 55; December 5, 1962

Collection Creator::
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Container:
Box 74 of 87
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-001, Warren M. Robbins Papers
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Warren M. Robbins Papers
Warren M. Robbins Papers / Series 12: Audio recordings, 1959-1973 / Box 74
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-001-refidd1e32461

Comparative Social Structure Part II: Stratification and the Formation of Elite Groups - Hugh Smythe, Brooklyn College; Course A-501; Side 1 and 2; Reel 56; December 5, 1962

Collection Creator::
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Container:
Box 74 of 87
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-001, Warren M. Robbins Papers
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Warren M. Robbins Papers
Warren M. Robbins Papers / Series 12: Audio recordings, 1959-1973 / Box 74
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-001-refidd1e32472

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