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Alison Bechdel

Artist:
Riva Lehrer, born 1958  Search this
Sitter:
Alison Bechdel, born 10 Nov 1960  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel, 26 Jul 1933 - 14 May 2013  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal, graphite, opaque paint, and black wire with collage of paperboard on wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 76.2 × 111.8 cm (30 × 44")
Mount: 81.2 × 116.8 cm (31 15/16 × 46")
Frame: 86.7 × 121.9 × 5.4 cm (34 1/8 × 48 × 2 1/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2011
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Home Furnishings\Mirror  Search this
Container\Inkwell  Search this
Collage  Search this
Alison Bechdel: Female  Search this
Alison Bechdel: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist  Search this
Alison Bechdel: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Alison Bechdel: Literature\Writer\Memoirist  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel: Female  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel: Education and Scholarship\Educator  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Helen Augusta Fontana Bechdel: Performing Arts\Costume designer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2019.101
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2011 Riva Lehrer
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cbf4c869-177a-4922-8e53-6460daaa603e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2019.101

Noguchi, Isamu

Collection Creator:
Stable Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1961
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:
Stable Gallery records, 1916-1999, bulk 1953-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Stable Gallery records
Stable Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bbd38752-2cdb-4955-8100-7292de550c63
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-stabgall-ref57
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Emily Nathan papers, circa 1943-1985

Creator:
Nathan, Emily S., 1907-1999  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Spyropoulous, Jannis  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
McLanathan, Richard B. K.  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward)  Search this
De Creeft, José  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Emily Nathan papers, circa 1943-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Roosters -- Pictorial works  Search this
Roosters -- Anecdotes  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Inventors -- Interviews  Search this
Archives -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8071
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210242
AAA_collcode_nathemil2
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210242

Oral history interview with Romare Bearden

Interviewee:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Names:
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 June 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Romare Bearden conducted 1968 June 29, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Bearden speaks of his childhood in New York; the development of his artistic interests and ability; studying with George Grosz; his transition from cartoonist to painter; his first gallery show in Washington, D.C.; the influence of the Dutch masters; reactions to his work; his interest in gypsy culture; his travels; being a black artist; his work methods; and his future plans. He recalls the artist Carl Holty.
Biographical / Historical:
Romare Bearden (1911-1988) was painter from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 15 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.
Occupation:
Cartoonists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bearde68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3b8e004-55a2-44f2-bee2-e2fc703bbb30
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bearde68
Online Media:

Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960

Creator:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Samuel Joseph  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz  Search this
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Scaravaglione, Concetta  Search this
Speck, Walter  Search this
Ward, Lynd  Search this
Weisenborn, Rudolph  Search this
Morris, Carl  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cartoonists Guild  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
American Council of Learned Societies  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Shakers  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
The Design Laboratory (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Type:
Prints
Government records
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Photograph albums
Drawings
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Citation:
Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6730
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208855
AAA_collcode_cahiholg
Theme:
New Deal
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208855
Online Media:

David Levine papers, [ca. 1953-1984]

Creator:
Levine, David, 1926-2009  Search this
Subject:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Rosen, Jack  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
David Levine papers, [ca. 1953-1984]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7871
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210038
AAA_collcode_levidavi
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210038

Richard Fitzgerald papers, 1930-1972

Creator:
Fitzgerald, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Sloan, John  Search this
Chamberlain, Kenneth Russell  Search this
Becker, Maurice  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Richard Fitzgerald papers, 1930-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Politics in art  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8179
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210350
AAA_collcode_fitzrich
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210350

Paul Bransom papers, 1862-1985

Creator:
Bransom, Paul, 1885-1979  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Illustrated letters
Citation:
Paul Bransom papers, 1862-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Greeting cards  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Magazine illustration  Search this
Animal painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8933
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211119
AAA_collcode_branpaul
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211119
Online Media:

Denys Wortman papers, 1887-1980

Creator:
Wortman, Denys, 1887-1958  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Denys Wortman papers, 1887-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9370
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211566
AAA_collcode_wortdeny
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211566

William Gropper papers, 1916-1983

Creator:
Gropper, William, 1897-  Search this
Subject:
Crowninshield, Frank  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Gropper, Sophie  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Parsons, Frank Alvah  Search this
Lozowick, Louis  Search this
Horowitz, Benjamin  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Heritage Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
William Gropper papers, 1916-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6052
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216031
AAA_collcode_gropwill
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216031
Online Media:

Robert Hughes papers, 1952-2012, bulk 1973-2004

Creator:
Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012  Search this
Subject:
Kitaj, R. B.  Search this
Arikha, Avigdor  Search this
Pegram, Lorna  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Rattazzi, Delfina  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Interviews
Motion pictures
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Robert Hughes papers, 1952-2012, bulk 1973-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)22109
AAA_collcode_hughrobe
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_22109
Online Media:

Robert Hughes papers

Creator:
Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012  Search this
Names:
Arikha, Avigdor, 1929-  Search this
Kitaj, R. B.  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Pegram, Lorna  Search this
Rattazzi, Delfina  Search this
Extent:
16.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Interviews
Motion pictures
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1952-2012
bulk 1973-2004
Summary:
The papers of art critic, author, and historian, Robert Hughes measure 16.6 linear feet and date from 1952 to 2012. The collection provides a glimpse of Hughes' personal life and documents his extensive career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, interviews, journals, writings, project files related to books and television programs, research files, personal business records, printed material, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art critic, author, and historian, Robert Hughes measure 16.60 linear feet and date from 1952 to 2012. The collection provides a glimpse of Hughes' personal life and documents his extensive career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, interviews, journals, writings, project files related to books and television programs, research files, personal business records, printed material, and photographic material.

Biographical material includes address books and day planners, stationery, sound recordings, memoirs, academic memorabilia, and a scrapbook documenting the National Gallery of Australia's tenth birthday in 1992. Correspondence includes letters, emails, and post cards from personal and professional contacts, including friends, family, colleagues, and fans. Interviews include video and sound recordings, transcripts, and clippings related to Robert Hughes interviewing others or Robert Hughes being interviewed for various publications and television programs. Journals include excerpts from the 1970s and sound recordings that document Hughes' travels around the world. Writings include notes, notebooks, and draft articles, essays, lectures, speeches, and manuscripts written by Hughes. Some of the lectures were recorded. Project files include clippings, transcripts, draft scripts, digital files, sound and video recordings, photographs, proposals, outlines, notes and correspondence related to various publications and television programs. Research files include notes, correspondence, drafts, clippings, translations, and a sound recording of Australian convict ballads. Personal business records include sound recordings, photographs, legal files, a description of events related to a 1999 car crash that left Hughes in critical condition, lists of travel expenses and publications, a lecture contract, email correspondence related to litigation, and legal files related to a defamation claim and some of Hughes' writings. Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, and a published poem. Photographic material includes slides, photographs, and negatives documenting Hughes' travels, friends, family, his Shelter Island home, self-portraits, and works of art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1955-2007 (1.05 linear feet; Box 1, 16, 21)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1952-2012 (1.40 linear feet, Box 1-2, 21)

Series 2: Sub-Series 1: Personal, 1952-2012 (0.50 linear feet; Box 1, 21)

Series 2: Sub-Series 2: Professional, 1966-2012 (0.90 linear feet; Box 2, 21)

Series 3: Interviews, 1971-2006 (0.64 linear feet; Box 2, 17, 21-22)

Series 4: Journals, circa 1970-1987 (0.41 linear feet; Box 2, 22-23)

Series 5: Writings, 1960-2009 (2.05 linear feet, Box 1, 3-4, 23)

Series 6: Project Files, 1961-circa 2008 (7.74 linear feet, Box 5-9, 13-20, 23)

Series 7: Research Files, 1962-2000 (0.65 linear feet, Box 9-10, 23)

Series 8: Personal Business Records, 1972-2007 (0.30 linear feet, Box 10)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1959-2008 (0.51; Box 10-11, 14)

Series 10: Photographical Material, 1973-2006 (0.70 linear feet, Box 11)

Series 11: Unidentified Audiovisual and Born-Digital Materials (Box 11, 12, 23)
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Studley Forrest Hughes (1938-2012) was an art critic, author, and historian based in New York, New York. Born in Sydney, Australia, Hughes attended St. Ignatius College and Sydney University, where he studied art and architecture. After a stint as an abstract expressionist painter, Hughes worked as a political cartoonist before becoming a full-time art critic. He lived in Italy and London and traveled extensively throughout Europe before moving to New York City in 1970, where he lived until his death in 2012. Hughes was best known for the 1980s television series, "Shock of the New," where he explored the development of modern art, and for his longstanding position with TIME Magazine. Throughout his career, Hughes published several books, including his 2006 memoir where he recounted the story of his near fatal accident in 1999, and wrote and presented multiple documentary style television series and films.
Provenance:
Donated in 2021 by Doris Downes, Robert Hughes' widow.
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.
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
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Interviews
Motion pictures
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Robert Hughes papers, 1952-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hughrobe
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Robert Hughes papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91e43c30f-cdfe-4107-8c5c-23ef2dc5ddf3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hughrobe
Online Media:

Jack Tworkov papers

Creator:
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Names:
Egan Gallery  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Nancy Hoffman Gallery  Search this
Poindexter Gallery  Search this
Stable Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Ashbury, John  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Bartlett, Jennifer, 1941-  Search this
Blinken, Donald M., 1925-  Search this
Calfee, William H. (William Howard), 1909-1995  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio, 1904-1989  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Demarco, Ricky  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Forge, Andrew  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Herzbrun, Helene  Search this
Katz, Paul  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Lindeberg, Linda, 1915-1973  Search this
Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984  Search this
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Newman, Michael  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley, 1904-1994  Search this
Ponsold, Renate  Search this
Praeger, David A.  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Summerford, Joe  Search this
Thorne, Joan, 1943-  Search this
Westenberger, Theo  Search this
Wheeler, Dennis  Search this
Wise, Howard  Search this
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983  Search this
Extent:
9.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Sketches
Diaries
Date:
1926-1993
Summary:
The Jack Tworkov papers measure 9.7 linear feet and are dated 1926-1993. Tworkov's work as a painter and influential teacher, as well as his personal life, are documented by extensive journals and substantive correspondence that record his ideas about art and teaching, and illuminate his relationships with friends, colleagues, and students. Many sketchbooks, writings, interviews, photographs, and moving images are also included.
Scope and Content Note:
The Jack Tworkov papers measure 9.7 linear feet and are dated 1926-1993, with the bulk from the period 1931-1982. Tworkov's work as a painter and influential teacher, as well as his personal life, are documented by extensive journals and substantive correspondence that record his ideas about art and teaching, and illuminate his relationships with friends, colleagues, and students. Many sketchbooks, writings, interviews, photographs, and moving images are also included.

Biographical material includes Tworkov's citizenship certificate, awards, diplomas, a copy of Jack Tworkov: Video Portrait, produced by Electronic Arts Intermix, and a motion picture film, USA Artists: Jack Tworkov, produced by National Education Television.

Correspondence consists largely of incoming letters. It is both professional and personal in nature and often combines both spheres. Correspondents include artists Jennifer Bartlett, William H. Calfee, Giorgio Cavallon and Linda Lindeberg, Grace Hartigan, Helene Herzbrun (also named Helene McKinsey), Karl Knaths, Joe Summerford, Joan Thorne, and Adja Yunkers; cartoonist Robert C. Osborn; collectors Donald M. Blinken and David A. Praeger (who was also Tworkov's lawyer); illustrator Roger Dovoisin; critics Dore Ashton and Andrew Forge; critic and poet John Ashbury; galleries that represented Tworkov: Egan Gallery, Leo Castelli, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Poindexter Gallery, Stable Gallery and Zabriskie Gallery; and many museums, arts organizations, colleges and universities.

Interviews with Tworkov include one with Ricky Demarco videotaped in 1979 and two conducted on video by Twokov's daughter Helen in 1975. The remaining interviews are sound recordings, one conducted by Grace Alexander for the show Artists in New York in 1967, one conducted by Michael Newman in 1980, and the remainder by unidentified interviewers. None have transcripts.

All writings are by Tworkov and include poems, an artist's statement, and documentation for two children's books by Tworkov illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. Two additional notebooks contain miscellaneous notes, teaching notes, and some specific to identified courses. Lectures exist as untranscribed sound recordings.

Tworkov's journals (33 volumes) span a period of 35 years, from 1947 until 1982, with the final entry dated a few weeks before his death. They record his reflections on painting, his challenges as a painter, aesthetics, the role of the artist in society, Jewish identity, painters he admired (especially Cézanne and Edwin Dickinson), politics, and teaching. They also recount everyday life: the comings and goings of friends and family members, social engagements, professional activities, illness, and travel.

The lone subject file concerns Mark Rothko and includes a photograph of Rothko and the guest list for the dedication of the Rothko Chapel in Houston.

Artwork consists of a small number of sketches by Tworkov in pencil and ink. Tworkov's sketchbooks (28 volumes) contain sketches and some finished drawings. Most are in pencil, but scattered throughout are a few pencil sketches embellished with colored marker or pastel, and a small number in ink.

Photographs are of people, places and events. Most photographs are of Tworkov alone and with others including Giogio Cavallon, though most friends and students are unidentified. Of note are views of Tworkov producing a series of prints at Tamarind Institute. Also found is an informal portrait of Wally Tworkov. Events recorded include the jurying of "Exhibition Momentum" in Chicago, 1956. Among the places shown are Tworkov's studios at Black Mountain College and in Provincetown. When known, photographers are noted; among them are Paul Katz, Herbert Matter, Arnold Newman, Renate Ponsold, Theo Westenberger, Dennis Wheeler, and Howard Wise.

A separate series of audiovisual recordings was established for those recordings that could not be readily identified to be arranged in other series. They consist of three videocassettes (2 VHS and 1 miniDV).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1933-1981 (Boxes 1, 9, 11, FC 13; 0.7 linear ft.)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-1993 (Boxes 1-5; 3.8 linear ft.)

Series 3: Interviews, 1978-1982 (Boxes 5, 9-10; 1 linear ft.)

Series 4: Writings, Notes, and Lectures, 1955-1982 (Boxes 5, 9; 0.5 linear ft.)

Series 5: Journals, 1947-1982 (Boxes 5-7; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 6: Subject File, 1961-1977 (Box 7; 1 folder)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1952-1981 (Box 7, OV 12; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1950s-1960s (Box 7: 3 folders)

Series 9: Sketchbooks, circa 1950s-1960s (Boxes 7-8, 11; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, 1941-1981 (Boxes 8-9; 0.5 linear ft.)

Series 11: Audiovisual Recordings, 1961-1975 (Box 9; 0.1 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
New York School painter Jack Tworkov (1900-1982), best known for his Abstract Expressionist paintings and as a highly regarded teacher, lived and worked in New York City and Provincetown, MA.

At age 13, Tworkov (born Yakov Tworkovsky) emigrated from Poland with his mother and sister to join his father already in the United States. In America, they chose to use the name of distant relatives, the Bernsteins, who were their sponsors. Eventually, Jack and his sister, Janice, reclaimed and shortened their name to Tworkov; later, she adopted the name of their hometown in Poland and became the painter Janice Biala.

As a high school student in New York City, Tworkov attended drawing classes. After graduating from Columbia University, where he had been an English major and considered becoming a writer, Tworkov instead turned to art. He studied with Ivan Olinsky at the National Academy of Design between 1923 and 1925, and from 1925 to 1926 attended painting classes taught by Guy Péne Du Bois and Boardman Robinson at the Art Students League. During his college years, Tworkov began visiting museums and became a great admirer of Cézanne. Tworkov's early paintings - still life, landscapes, and portraits - showed the influence of European modernism and Cézanne.

Tworkov spent his first summer in Provincetown while still a student and subsequently returned to study with Ross Moffet. In Provincetown he met and was greatly influenced by Karl Knaths and developed a lifelong friendship with Edwin Dickinson. By 1929, Tworkov was painting there year round. Over the years, Tworkov and his family continued to return for long stretches, and in 1958 he purchased a house in Provincetown.

During the Great Depression, Tworkov participated in the Treasury Department's Public Works of Art Project until 1934, and then moved to the easel division of the WPA Federal Art Project. He felt uncomfortable with the growing ideological and political influences on art and found it depressing to paint for the WPA rather than for himself, so he left the WPA in 1941. Tworkov, who had studied mechanical drawing while in high school, spent most of the War years employed as a tool designer and draftsman at an engineering firm with government contracts.

By the 1940s, Tworkov was painting in the Abstract Expressionist style. Between 1948 and 1953, he leased a studio on Fourth Avenue that adjoined that of his friend Willem de Kooning. During this time, they mutually influenced each other as they developed into mature Abstract Expressionists. At Yale in the 1960s, Tworkov became close friends with fellow student Josef Albers. Alber's influence on Tworkov resulted in a turn to geometric compositions of small, systematic, and repetitive strokes defined by a grid. He experimented with diagonal compositions, and later geometric work that featured large areas of color and soft texture.

Tworkov's first teaching experience was during 1930-1931 when he served as a part-time painting instructor at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. His teaching career began in earnest when he joined the faculties of Queens College, 1948-1955, and Pratt Institute, 1955-1958. During the summers he taught at various schools, most notably Black Mountain College's 1952 summer session. Tworkov was a visiting artist at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture, 1961-1963, and became chairman of its Art Department from 1963 until his retirement in 1969. In retirement he lived in Provincetown and was a visiting artist for both short and extended periods at various universities and art schools.

An avid reader of literature and poetry, Tworkov also wrote poems and essays. He published essays in It Is, Art Digest, and Art In America; his most notable piece, "The Wandering Soutine," appeared in Art News, November 1950. Tworkov also kept a journal for 35 years (1947-1982) that recorded his thoughts on a wide range of subjects concerning professional, personal, and philosophical issues, as well as details of everyday life.

Tworkov was among the founders of the Artists' Club or The Club in 1949, and for a decade actively participated in the stimulating discussions for which the group was known. In 1968 he helped to establish the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Its residency program enabled younger artists and writers to advance their careers and kept Provincetown's historic artists' colony active year round.

He was the recipient of the William A. Clark Award and Corcoran Gold Medal from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1963; Skowhegan School of Art's Painter of the Year Award, 1974; and Distinguished Teaching of Art Award from College Art Association, 1976. Tworkov was appointed to serve on the Massachusetts Art Commission, 1970-1971, and in 1981 was named a Fellow of The Cleveland Museum of Art and of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Following his second divorce in 1935, Rachel (Wally) Wolodarsky became Tworkov's third wife and their marriage endured. They had two daughters. Hermine Ford (b. 1939) is an artist married to fellow painter Robert Moskowitz. Helen Tworkov (b. 1943) is the founder of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and the author of a book about yoga.

Tworkov remained physically and intellectually active after a diagnosis of bone cancer around 1980, and continued to paint until shortly before his death in Provincetown on September 4, 1982.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Jack Tworkov, one conducted by Dorothy Seckler, Aug. 17, 1962, and another by Gerald Silk, May 22, 1981. There is also a small collection of three letters written by Jack Tworkov to friend Troy-Jjohn Bramberger.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel N70-38 and 62) including writings by Tworkov, notebooks, notes for teaching and talks, notes on art and miscellaneous subjects, poems, artist's statements, biographical data, the transcript of a 1970 interview with Tworkov conducted by Phyllis Tuchman, and a few letters and drafts of letters, 1950-1963. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Jack Tworkov lent the Archives of American Art papers for microfilming in 1970-1971. Jack Tworkov's daughters, Hermine Ford and Helen Tworkov, donated the rest of the collection in 2009, which included some of the material from the original loan.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
Reels N70-38 and 62: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Helen Tworkov or Hermine Ford. 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Sketches
Diaries
Citation:
Jack Tworkov papers, 1926-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tworjack2
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Jack Tworkov papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9345f5838-057f-4572-8063-0df7b8d00ad0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tworjack2
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BLK Vol. 3 No. 9

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Interview of:
Patti Labelle, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Phil Reed, American, 1949 - 2008  Search this
Magic Johnson, American, born 1959  Search this
Clarence Thomas, American, born 1948  Search this
Donna Summer, American, 1948 - 2012  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Gladys Knight, American, born 1944  Search this
Arsenio Hall, American, born 1956  Search this
Debbie Allen, American, born 1950  Search this
Diahann Carroll, American, 1935 - 2019  Search this
Anita Hill, American, born 1956  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
Jewel's Catch One, American, founded 1973  Search this
Rue's House, American, 1989 - 1997  Search this
Gay Men of African Descent, American, founded 1986  Search this
Steven Corbin, American, 1953 - 1995  Search this
Salsa Soul Sisters, American, founded 1974  Search this
GMHC, American, founded 1981  Search this
Audre Lorde, American, 1934 - 1992  Search this
Kurt L. Schmoke, American, born 1949  Search this
Ku Klux Klan, 3rd, American, founded 1946  Search this
Dr. Marjorie Hill, American  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Professor Griff, American, born 1960  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Seattle, King County, Washington, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, San Francisco county, California, United States, North and Central America
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, North and Central America
Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Alexandria, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States, North and Central America
Christiansted, Virgin Islands of the United States, United States, North and Central America
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Vacaville, Solano County, California, United States, North and Central America
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 1991
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
Labor  Search this
Law  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Politics  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Sports  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.34ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bcad8647-5969-4401-8f5d-1cd333d00f33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.34ab

Robert Arneson papers

Creator:
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Names:
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Di Rosa, Rene  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1963-1977
Summary:
The papers of California ceramicist, sculptor, and educator Robert Arneson measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1963 to 1977. The collection provides scattered documentation of Arneson's career through through records including an artist statement, a bibliography of published material about Arneson, printed material, and correspondence with art collector Rene di Rosa and various galleries, museums, and art publications.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of California ceramicist, sculptor, and educator Robert Arneson measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1963 to 1977. The collection provides scattered documentation of Arneson's career through an artist statement, a bibliography of published material about Arneson, clippings, announcements and catalogs for Arneson's exhibitions, a press release regarding an Arneson exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art, and other miscellaneous printed materials. Also found in the collection is correspondence with art collector Rene di Rosa, and various galleries, museums, and art publications, and letters regarding an NEA grant.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
California ceramicist, sculptor, and educator Robert Arneson (1930-1992) was known for introducing ceramics into the Funk art movement that began in California in the 1960s.

Arneson was born in Benicia, California where he worked as a cartoonist for the Benicia Herald. He received a B.A. from the California College of the Arts in 1954 and a M.F.A. from Mills College in 1958. In the 1980s he earned honorary doctorate degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and San Francisco Art Institute.

Arneson was a faculty member at the University of California in Davis from 1962 to 1991, where he established the ceramic sculpture program and helping bring ceramics into the realm of fine art.

Arneson died in 1992 in Benicia.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Robert Arneson conducted on August 14-15, 1981 by Mady Jones for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The Robert Arneson papers were donated in 1977 by Robert Arneson.
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.
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:
Ceramicists -- California  Search this
Educators -- California  Search this
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Topic:
Funk  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Citation:
Robert Arneson papers, circa 1963-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.arnerobe
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Robert Arneson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a8f4b0db-4b11-4cc4-8c73-4791dfaa64a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-arnerobe

Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1979 May 14-December 7

Interviewee:
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1979 May 14-December 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Political cartoons  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Illustrators -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12736
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212640
AAA_collcode_eichen79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212640
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg

Interviewee:
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 May 14-December 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Fritz Eichenberg conducted 1979 May 14-1979 December 7, by Robert F. Brown, at the artist's home, in Peace Dale, Rhode Island, for the Archives of American Art.
Eichenberg discusses his career; his artistic philosophy; various books he has illustrated including, "Jane Eyre," "Wuthering Heights," "The King and I," and "Crime and Punishment"; working with Dorothy Day for the "Catholic Worker"; drawing political cartoons for "The Nation"; working for the WPA; and becoming a Quaker.
Biographical / Historical:
Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) was an illustrator, cartoonist, and printmaker from Peace Dale, Rhode Island.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 12 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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 administrators.
Topic:
Political cartoons  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Illustrators -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.eichen79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98eecbd3d-96f7-47a7-8327-34b11c5102b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-eichen79
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edward Ruscha, 1980 October 29-1981 October 2

Interviewee:
Ruscha, Edward, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edward Ruscha, 1980 October 29-1981 October 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12887
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212272
AAA_collcode_ruscha80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212272
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Hananiah Harari, 1992 Sept. 24-Oct. 15

Interviewee:
Harari, Hananiah, 1912-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Stavitsky, Gail, 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Emanuel, Herzl  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Hananiah Harari, 1992 Sept. 24-Oct. 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Political cartoons  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12622
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214897
AAA_collcode_harari92
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214897
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Michael Mazur, 1993 Jan. 12-1995 Feb. 3

Interviewee:
Mazur, Michael, 1935-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Harvard University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Michael Mazur, 1993 Jan. 12-1995 Feb. 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- Technique -- Study and teaching  Search this
Prints -- 20th century  Search this
Prints, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Graphic artists -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12731
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215791
AAA_collcode_mazur93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215791
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