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Ed Clark papers

Creator:
Clark, Edward, 1926-2019  Search this
Names:
Cinque Gallery  Search this
Gentry, Herbert, 1919-2003  Search this
Hutson, Bill, 1936-  Search this
Joans, Ted  Search this
Extent:
8.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1923-2017
Summary:
The papers of African American abstract expressionist painter Ed Clark measure 8.9 linear feet and date from 1923 to 2017. The collection documents Clark's work as a professional artist through biographical material; correspondence with family, galleries, and friends, most notably Cinque Gallery, Herbert Gentry, Bill Hutson, and Ted Joans; writings, including documentation for the book Edward Clark: For the Sake of the Search; personal business records, including consignment and sales records; and material related to professional activities, including files on significant exhibitions and projects, gallery files, and teaching records. Also in the collection are exhibition announcements, catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material documenting Clark's work; photographic material depicting Ed Clark, his artwork, and other individuals; and a small amount of original artwork by Clark and others.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American abstract expressionist painter Ed Clark measure 8.9 linear feet and date from 1923 to 2017. The collection documents Clark's work as a professional artist through biographical material; correspondence with family, galleries, and friends, most notably Cinque Gallery, Herbert Gentry, Bill Hutson, and Ted Joans; writings, including documentation for the book Edward Clark: For the Sake of the Search; personal business records, including consignment and sales records; and material related to professional activities, including files on significant exhibitions and projects, gallery files, and teaching records. Also in the collection are exhibition announcements, catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material documenting Clark's work; photographic material depicting Ed Clark, his artwork, and other individuals; and a small amount of original artwork by Clark and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1943-2016 (Boxes 1, 10; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1926, circa 1943-2016 (Boxes 1-3; 2.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1955, 1980-2006, 2015, undated (Boxes 3-4, 10; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1953, 1966-2015 (Boxes 4, 10; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 5: Professional Activities, circa 1954-2016 (Boxes 4-5, 10; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1923-1926, 1950-2017, undated (Boxes 5-8, 10, OV 11-14; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographic Material, 1928, 1952-2014, undated (Boxes 8-9, 10; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork, 1977-1997, undated (Boxes 9-10, OV 14; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Ed Clark (1926- ) is an abstract expressionist painter who worked in Paris, France and New York. Clark was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1926. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1946 to 1951 and enrolled at the Académie de la Grande Chaumièré in Paris after his arrival there in 1952. After his return to the United States, Clark became a charter member of the Brata Gallery. In 1957 he premiered his shaped canvas at the Brata Gallery Christmas group show. This shaped canvas is generally considered to be the first of its kind. In 1958, he began using a push broom to apply broad strokes of color to canvases on his studio floor.

Ed Clark has received multiple awards and honors including the National Endowment for the Arts' Master Award (1972), the United States Congressional Achievement Award (1994), and the Art Institute of Chicago's Legends and Legacy Award (2013). He has exhibited widely and his work is held in many collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the California Afro-American Museum, the Centro de Arté Moderno in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Louisiana State University, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the New York Public Library Schomburg Center.
Related Materials:
A 30-minute documentary recording, Ed Clark: a brush with success (2007) produced by Mark Hammond and Charles Martin is available at the Anacostia Community Museum Library.
Provenance:
The Ed Clark papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Melanca Clark, Ed Clark's daughter.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Shaped canvas  Search this
Citation:
Ed Clark papers, 1923-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.clarked
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Ed Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9591c8e79-7501-4649-aca7-b2703a3f44ce
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clarked
Online Media:

California Afro-American Museum - Novae: William H. Johnson and Bob Thompson (1990)

Collection Creator:
Thompson, Bob, 1937-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1990
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of video recording requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
"Bob Thompson Happening" (1965) video: Permission to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Joanne Elkin. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Bob Thompson papers, 1949-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bob Thompson papers
Bob Thompson papers / Series 4: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw967f76963-68d6-4b54-a130-5ecb587320d0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thombob-ref117

Introspection: Contemporary Art by Americans and Brazilians of African Descent (1989), California Afro-American Museum

Collection Creator:
Snowden, Sylvia  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1989
Scope and Contents:
Also includes correspondence and poster related to the California Institute Intercultural Arts Project visiting artist residency.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Sylvia Snowden papers, 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sylvia Snowden papers
Sylvia Snowden papers / Series 3: Professional Activities
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c769fc40-cc3a-441f-be0b-2b239de661f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-snowsylv-ref28

California Afro-American Museum

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 19, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the rise of Black churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records / Series 1: Research files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7d9f4640c-58bb-4b73-8ba9-d4ec75bb63ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref1351

California Afro-American Museum

Collection Creator:
Purifoy, Noah, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Noah Purifoy papers, 1935-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Noah Purifoy papers
Noah Purifoy papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw920f9c2bd-147d-40bf-8a32-25fc4d3fcea6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-purinoah-ref15

California Afro-American Museum

Collection Creator:
Monroe, Arthur  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1987
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Arthur Monroe papers, circa 1940-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur Monroe papers
Arthur Monroe papers / Series 5: Professional Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw992934a95-7d60-4254-9aa0-584d97806fe0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-monrarth-ref209

AfriCOBRA II

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1989
Collection 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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
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:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jeff Donaldson papers
Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 7: Professional Files / 7.1: AfriCOBRA
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9161e7f47-4570-40e5-9418-b2528ef22e0a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref211
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Exhibition, The Portrayal of the Black Musician in American Art (1986-1987), California Afro-American Museum

Collection Creator:
Sheldon Ross Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1987
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Sheldon Ross Gallery records, circa 1970-2007, bulk 1976-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sheldon Ross Gallery records
Sheldon Ross Gallery records / Series 4: Artists' Files / Romare Bearden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ca09370f-495b-40c5-a316-eb05abf46959
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-shelrosg-ref580

California African-American Museum [Folder]

Additional name:
California Afro-American Museum  Search this
CAAM  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_97612

California Afro-American Museum

Collection Creator:
Outterbridge, John, 1933-2020  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 52
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1996
Collection 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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Outterbridge papers
John Outterbridge papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922b83ec7-f994-4b63-95ba-07d45f8793ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-outtjohn-ref73

Biographies, Resumes, and Chronologies

Collection Creator:
Clark, Edward, 1926-2019  Search this
Extent:
1 Electronic discs (CD) (Includes one CD, possibly containing a digital copy of Ed Clark's resume.)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Electronic discs (cd)
Date:
circa 1969-2007
undated
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ed Clark papers, 1923-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ed Clark papers
Ed Clark papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f5accad9-c2dd-4875-8d65-747aa14cbc1a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-clarked-ref11
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Material Related to Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger Seminar

Collection Creator:
Nengudi, Senga, 1943-  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Senga Nengudi papers, 1947, circa 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Senga Nengudi papers
Senga Nengudi papers / Series 5: Professional Activities
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cb7df187-ae3f-4e85-a66e-4d4af50179f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nengseng-ref304
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East-West : contemporary American art, July 22,1984--January 15, 1985 / Essay by Sharon F. Patton

Author:
California Afro-American Museum  Search this
Patton, Sharon F  Search this
Physical description:
[57] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Date:
1984
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Call number:
N6538.N5 C35 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745047

The Black photographer : an American view

Author:
Coar, Valencia Hollins  Search this
Chicago Public Library Cultural Center  Search this
California Afro-American Museum  Search this
Physical description:
49 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
African American photographers  Search this
Call number:
TR646.U6 C65 1985
TR646.U6C65 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383741

Novae : William H. Johnson and Bob Thompson / organized by the California Afro-American Museum ; essays by Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, curator ... [et al.]

Author:
LeFalle-Collins, Lizzetta  Search this
California Afro-American Museum  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, William H. 1901-1970 Exhibitions  Search this
Thompson, Bob 1937-1966  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.J695 L4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_395181

The Black Olympians, 1904-1984 : July 22, 1984 - January 15, 1985 / [essay by Lonnie G. Bunch III and Louie Robinson]

Author:
Bunch, Lonnie G  Search this
Robinson, Louie  Search this
California Afro-American Museum  Search this
Physical description:
82 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Olympics--History  Search this
African American athletes  Search this
Call number:
GV721.5.B86 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412499

Correspondence - Wayne State University, Francis Shor, 1988

Collection Creator::
Bunch, Lonnie G.  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-200, Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
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Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Lonnie G. Bunch Papers / Series 5: CALIFORNIA AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM, 1984-1989 / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-200-refidd1e1519

California Afro-American Museum - Lonnie Bunch business cards

Collection Creator::
Bunch, Lonnie G.  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-200, Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
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Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Lonnie G. Bunch Papers / Series 5: CALIFORNIA AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM, 1984-1989 / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-200-refidd1e1586

Master plan for History Division

Collection Creator::
Bunch, Lonnie G.  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-200, Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
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Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Lonnie G. Bunch Papers / Series 5: CALIFORNIA AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM, 1984-1989 / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-200-refidd1e1661

Historical Collections Policy, 1985

Collection Creator::
Bunch, Lonnie G.  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-200, Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
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Lonnie G. Bunch Papers
Lonnie G. Bunch Papers / Series 5: CALIFORNIA AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM, 1984-1989 / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-200-refidd1e1673

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