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E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers, circa 1935-2004

Creator:
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Subject:
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Ohlson, Douglas Dean  Search this
Johanson, Patricia  Search this
Hunter College  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6106
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216306
AAA_collcode_goose
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216306
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E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers

Creator:
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Names:
Bennington College  Search this
Hunter College  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Johanson, Patricia, 1940-  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923-  Search this
Ohlson, Douglas Dean, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
10.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
circa 1935-2004
Summary:
The papers of art historian and educator E.C. (Eugene) Goossen measure 10.8 linear feet and date from circa 1935 to 2004. The collection documents Goossen's career through biographical material, correspondence, artist files, writing project files and notes, exhibition files, other professional files and subject files, teaching files, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Goossen's career through biographical material, correspondence, artist files, writing project files and notes, exhibition files, other professional files and subject files, teaching files, and printed material.

Biographical materials include an address book, three appointment books, records regarding Goossen's retirement and death, artwork donations records, files for Goossen's wife Patricia Johanson, and other personal records. Correspondence is with Irene Alexander, the Guggenheim Foundation, Linda Nochlin, Ad Reinhardt, students, and other colleagues and friends. Artist files for Joseph Cornell, Stuart Davis, Alexander Dorner, Paul Feeley, Herbert Ferber, Helen Frankenthaler, Tony Smith, and others include drafts, notes, research material, and five sound recordings of interviews with Robert Morris and Ellsworth Kelly. Writing projects files and notes are for book contributions, essays, lectures, and reviews. Exhibition files for 8 Young Artists (1964), 8 Young Artists Then and Now (1991), Art of the Real (1968), and a few other exhibitions are also included. Professional files document Goossen's activities outside of teaching and a small set of subject files include the topics of landscape sculpture, Mayan and Coptic art, and other art related subjects. Teaching files document Goossen's tenures at Bennington College, Hunter College, and the City University of New York's Graduate Center. Printed materials include clippings featuring Goossen's writings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, and other published material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1945-2004 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1, OV 15)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930s-1990s (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Artist Files, circa 1947-1997 (4.5 linear feet; Boxes 2-6, 12-14)

Series 4: Writing Projects and Notes, circa 1940-circa 1994 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 6-8)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1958-1991 (1.0 linear feet; Box 8, OV 15)

Series 6: Professional Files, 1948-circa 1997 (0.5 linear feet; Box9, OV 15)

Series 7: Subject Files, 1956-1991 (0.2 linear feet; Box 9, OV 15)

Series 8: Teaching Files, circa 1950-1997 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 9-10)

Series 9: Printed Materials, 1964-1997 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, OV 15)
Biographical / Historical:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen (1920-1997) was an art historian, critic, and educator in New York, N.Y.

Goossen attended Hamilton College, the Corcoran School of Fine Arts, and The New School in New York City where he received his bachelor of arts degree in 1950. He also received a certificate from the Sorbonne in Paris in 1948. He was Director of Exhibitions at Bennington College from 1958 to 1961, a professor at Hunter College from 1961 to 1991, and a student advisor at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 1971 and a Critics' Award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1975.

Goossen curated several major exhibitions including The Art of the Real (1968) at the Museum of Modern Art, Art in Space (1972) in Detroit, Helen Frankenthaler (1969) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Ellsworth Kelly (1972) at the Museum of Modern Art, as well as Paul Feeley (1970), 8 Young Artists (1964), and Doug Ohlson exhibitions (1962-1982) at Bennington College. He produced numerous articles, essays, and books on Georgia O'Keeffe, Ellsworth Kelly, Herbert Ferber, Tony Smith, and other prominent artists.

Goossen was married to artist Patricia Johanson. He died in 1997 in Bennington, Vermont.
Provenance:
The E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers were donated by Goossen's widow, Patricia Johanson, in 1997, 1998, and 2006.
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 historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers, circa 1935-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goose
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goose

8 young artists : then, 1964 & now, 1991 / Eugene C. Goossen, Curator

Title:
Eight young artists
Author:
Goossen, E. C  Search this
Hunter College Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. ; 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
1991]
20th century
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .G662 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746742

Giorgio de Chirico and America / edited by Emily Braun ; with contributions by Ellen Adams ...[et al. ; exhibition organized by Emily Braun and Susan H. Edwards]

Author:
Braun, Emily 1957-  Search this
Edwards, Susan H  Search this
Adams, Ellen  Search this
Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery  Search this
Hunter College  Search this
Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico  Search this
Subject:
De Chirico, Giorgio 1888-1978  Search this
Physical description:
258 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
N40.1.C54 B82 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_502821

Picture this! : Daumier's caricatures on art and artists / Jane Mayo Roos, curator ; with Pauline Arama-Streit ... [et al.]

Title:
Daumier's caricatures on art and artists
Author:
Daumier, Honoré 1808-1879  Search this
Roos, Jane Mayo  Search this
Hunter College Art Gallery  Search this
Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Daumier, Honoré 1808-1879  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
France
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
French wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1013621

Porter pairings : a selection of works by Fairfield Porter from the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York / William C. Agee ; with Malama Maron-Bersin, Sara Rosenfeld and Michele White

Author:
Agee, William C  Search this
Hunter College Art Gallery  Search this
Parrish Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Parrish Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1992
C1992
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND237.P8133 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_954443

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