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Oral history interview with Peter Busa, 1965 September 5

Interviewee:
Busa, Peter, 1914-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Painters -- Minnesota -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11686
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214092
AAA_collcode_busa65
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214092
Online Media:

Interview with Elaine De Kooning

Creator:
De Kooning, Elaine, 1918-1989  Search this
Busa, Peter, 1914-1985  Search this
Subject:
Kraskin, Sandra  Search this
Gallery of Living Art  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
circa 1973-1978
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12916
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Oral history interviews of artists conducted by Susan C. Larsen, 1973-1978
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12916

Gallery 256 records

Creator:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Names:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983  Search this
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961  Search this
Busa, Peter, 1914-1985  Search this
Campbell, Kenneth, 1913-  Search this
Candell, Victor, 1903-1977  Search this
Clendenin, Eve, 1900-  Search this
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982  Search this
Manso, Leo  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Schwartz, Therese, 1927-  Search this
Stout, Myron, 1908-1987  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1955
Scope and Contents:
The scattered records of the Provincetown, Massachusetts cooperative art gallery Gallery 256 measure 0.2 linear feet and date from its founding in 1953 to its closing in 1955. Included are: a list of addresses of members Will Barnet, Henry A. Botkin, Byron Browne, Peter Busa, Kenneth Campbell, Victor Candell, Eve Clendenin, Lawrence Kupferman, Leo Manso, Seong Moy, Louise Nevelson, Therese Schwartz, Myron S. Stout, John Von Wicht and Hale Woodruff; a statement regarding the legal status of "group 256" as a voluntary association and its relationship to "gallery 256"; an account book of members' expenses, dues and commissions, 1954; a ledger of sales and attendance; a bank checkbook and deposit slip, 1954-1955; 4 cancelled checks; 2 invoices, 1955; 2 financial statements of receipts and disbursements, 1954; an attendance book containing names and addresses; and a file on Louise Nevelson containing a magazine clipping, and an exhibition announcement, both of 1954, and 1 photograph of each of the following sculptures: "The Figure that Walked on the Mt. Tops," "Figure from the Great Beyond," "Portrait of a Friend," and "Ancient Cat Form."
Biographical / Historical:
Gallery 256 (est. 1953-closed 1955) was a cooperative art gallery in Provincetown, Mass.
Provenance:
The donor, Myron Stout, was the secretary of Gallery 256.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Artist-run galleries  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gall256
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gall256

Pat Passlof papers

Creator:
Passlof, Pat, 1928-  Search this
Names:
Arnold, Anne, 1925-  Search this
Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969  Search this
Busa, Peter, 1914-1985  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Extent:
200 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1969
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; exhibition catalogs; clippings; writings; photographs; and interviews with David Smith and with Ad Reinhart. Among the correspondents are Anne Arnold, Paul Burlin, Peter Busa, Franz J. Kline, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Abstract painter, educator; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1969 by Pat Passloff.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.passpat
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-passpat

William Horace Littlefield papers

Creator:
Littlefield, William Horace, 1902-1969  Search this
Names:
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Busa, Peter, 1914-1985  Search this
Draper, Muriel, b. 1886  Search this
Grimaldi, Vincent  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-  Search this
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982  Search this
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1901-1980  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Wheeler, Monroe, 1899-  Search this
Extent:
6.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1920-1969
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information, correspondence, photographs, writings, works of art, scrapbooks, artists' and organization files, and inventories documenting William Littlefield's career and a painter, writer, and art collector.
Biographical material includes resumes and awards. Correspondence is with family, friends, galleries, and others, including letters from Littlefirld written while studying in Paris and other European cities. Correspondents include Jean Paul Slusser, Vincent Grimaldi, Stanley William Hayter, Monroe Wheeler, Paul Sachs, Mary Rockwell, Lincoln Kirstein, Duncan Phillips, Muriel Draper, A. Hyatt Mayor, Peter Busa, Archibald MacLeish, among others. Photographs are of Littlefield, his work, friends, and works of art by others. Writings include poetry, articles, essays, notes, a draft for "The Son," a ballet by Littlefield, 1934, and a transcript of a speech by Hans Hofmann given at the Riverside Museum, New York City, Feb. 16, 1941. Works of art include sketches by Littlefield and Stanley Hayter.
Scrapbooks and artists' files contain printed material, correspondence and photographs pertaining to Frank and Isabel Moser, and Mary Peixotto, Herman Heilborn and Alexis Arapoff and others. Organization files include the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, the New School for Social Research, and The Club, of which he was a member. Inventories include works of art by Littlfield and in his estate.
Biographical / Historical:
William Horace Littlefield (1902-1969) was a painter, writer, and art collector in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1971 by Nancy Stiner, an antique dealer who bought the papers, in 1992, by Fred J. Stone who purchased the estate, in 2007 by Peggy Stone, Fred Stone's daughter, and in 2011 by Arthur Hughes, who purchased the additional material from Nancy Stiner.
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:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.littwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-littwill

Oral history interview with Peter Busa

Interviewee:
Busa, Peter, 1914-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Names:
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1965 September 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Busa conducted 1965 September 5, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art. Busa speaks of family background; influences on his work; and his work on the WPA. He recalls Arshile Gorky, Stuart Davis, Jackson Pollock, William Baziotes, Kamrowski, and discusses his work being purchased by art patron Walter Chrysler in the late 1950's.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Busa (1914-1985) was a painter and sculptor from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
General:
Originally recorded as 2 sound tapes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 37 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Painters -- Minnesota -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.busa65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-busa65

Remembrance, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 2212.003
Date:
1959
Topic:
Allegory--Other--Memory  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490330
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475527

Untitled, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 2212.004
Date:
Ca. 1940s
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490331
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475528

Children's Hour, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Gouache on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 2212.005
Date:
1942
Topic:
Children  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490332
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475529

Untitled, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 83
Date:
1940
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490029
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_474400

Untitled, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Oil on plywood
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 1236
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490324
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475521

Altar, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 1237
Topic:
Architecture interior--Religious--Church  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490325
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475522

Untitled, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Oil and pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 1331
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490326
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475523

Seat, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 1551
Date:
1966
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Chair  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490327
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475524

Dune Shack, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paper mounted on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 1801
Date:
1936
Topic:
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Hut  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490328
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475525

Portuguese Girl, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Portuguese  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657 Accession Number: 1802
Date:
1961
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490329
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475526

Original Sin II, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1946
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Allegory--Religion  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F980009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_474814

Untitled, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Julie Heller Gallery Provincetown Massachusetts
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F980075
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_474886

Star Gazers, (painting)

Painter:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1940
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Landscape--Time--Night  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F970079
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_474753

Peter Busa, 1914-1985 : Indian space paintings with related Native American art objects : 8 April - 15 May 2004, Acme Fine Art and Design

Title:
Indian space paintings with related Native American art objects
Indian space
Author:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Jalbert, Ned  Search this
Acme Fine Art and Design (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
North America
Date:
2004
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Call number:
ND237.B95 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_730252

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