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Interview with Jean Cohen

Creator:
Cohen, Jean, 1927-2013  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1967 August 24
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13818
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Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
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Archives of American Art
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Interview with Fritz Bultman and Judith Rothschild

Creator:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985  Search this
Subject:
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Rothschild, Judith  Search this
Gallery 200 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
circa 1968
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13833
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Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
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Archives of American Art
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Jean Cohen and Alex Katz

Subject:
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1950
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17787
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Jean Cohen papers, 1935-2012
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Online Media:

Splot, from the American Abstract Artists 50th Anniversary Print Portfolio 1987

Artist:
Jean Cohen, born New York City 1927  Search this
Printer:
Atelier Franck Bordas  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (32.4 x 24.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1987
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of American Abstract Artists
Object number:
1987.52.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b64e89aa-7cc6-48fe-984b-3012e721c823
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1987.52.5

C, General

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 22-23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Scope and Contents:
Folder 22: German Cabrera, Lawrence Calcagno, Alexander Calder, William Calfee, Theri Camargo, Gretna Campbell, Kenneth Campbell, Campigli, Raphael Canogar, Arthur B. Carles, Nicolas Carone, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Norman Carter, Edmond Casarella, Jorge Castillo, Giorgio Cavallon, Cesar, Lynn Chadwick, Bernard Chaet, David Chapin, Chapoual, Herman Cherry, Alfredo Chighine, Eduardo Chillida, Chryssa, Jean Clad; Folder 23: James Clark, Joe Clark, Lygia Clark, Carrol Cloar, William Clutz, Adele Cohen, Jean Cohen, Thomas Cole, Carlos Colombino, Kirby Congdon, William Congdon, Bruce Connor, Robert Conover, Al Copley, John Singleton Copley, Edward Corbett, Corneille, June Corwine, Cousins, Rollin McNeil Crampton, Hubert Crehan, Roberto Crippa, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Merce Cunningham, Don Cyr
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas Hess papers / Series 4: Artist/Subject Files
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Archives of American Art
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Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists

Creator:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Names:
Art in America  Search this
Velvet Underground (Musical group)  Search this
Asher, Elise, 1914-  Search this
Avery, Sally  Search this
Beck, Margit, 1915-1997  Search this
Bellow, Saul  Search this
Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985  Search this
Cale, John  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio, 1904-1989  Search this
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
De Diego, Julio, 1900-  Search this
Drexler, Rosalyn  Search this
Flexner, James Thomas, 1908-2003  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Freed, William, 1904-  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-  Search this
Gelb, Jan, 1906-1978  Search this
Gorelick, Shirley, 1924-2000  Search this
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Jones, John  Search this
Kahn, Wolf, 1927-  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Marcus, Marcia, 1928-  Search this
Margo, Boris, 1902-1995  Search this
Martin, Fletcher, 1904-1979  Search this
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980  Search this
Middleman, Raoul F., 1935-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Nico, 1938-1988  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Orlowsky, Lillian, 1914-2004  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Ross, Alvin, 1920-1975  Search this
Rothschild, Judith  Search this
Saint-Phalle, Niki de, 1930-  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Tinguely, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Ustinov, Peter  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-  Search this
Whyte, William Hollingsworth  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1962-1976
Summary:
The Dorothy Gees Seckler collection of sound recordings relating to art and artists measures 1.6 linear feet and dates from 1962 to 1976. Recordings include 17 interviews conducted by Seckler, one interview by John Jones, and 17 additional recordings of mostly contemporary art-related programs and interviews taped from radio and television broadcasts. Recordings are on 26 sound cassettes and 25 sound tape reels.
Scope and Contents:
The Dorothy Gees Seckler collection of sound recordings relating to art and artists measures 1.6 linear feet and dates from 1962 to 1976. Recordings include 20 interviews conducted by Seckler, one interview by John Jones, and 17 additional recordings of mostly contemporary art-related programs and interviews taped from radio and television broadcasts. Recordings are on 26 sound cassettes and 25 sound tape reels.

Interviews with Artists consist of 17 interviews by Dorothy Seckler with artists including Elise Asher, Fritz Bultman, Judith Rothschild, Giorgio Cavallon, Marcia Marcus, Jean Cohen, William Freed, Lillian Orlowsky, Shirley Gorelick, Hans Hofmann, Wolf Kahn, Raoul Middleman, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Olin Orr, Larry Rivers, Alvin Ross, George Segal, Jean Tinguely, and Niki de Saint Phalle. Several interviews are with two subjects at once. Many of these interviews were conducted in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and are referenced in her introduction to the catalog for the exhibition Provincetown Painters, 1890's – 1970's held at the Everson Museum and the Provincetown Art Association in 1977, and several interviews were conducted as research for articles Seckler wrote and published in Art in America. Also found are group interviews on specific subjects, including an interview with Julio de Diego, Marion Greenwood, Fletcher Martin, and Anton Refregier on the Woodstock art colony, and with Sally Avery, Boris Margo, Jan Gelb, Margit Beck and others on Op Art. In September of 1966, Seckler recorded some of Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable in Provincetown, which includes a performance by Nico and the Velvet Underground, as well as an interview with one of the band's members, John Cale. A single interview conducted by John Jones of George Segal appears to have been copied by Seckler to prepare for her April 1966 interview of Segal.

Broadcast materials include sound recordings of television and radio broadcast programs taped off the air presumably by Seckler. Most programs are interviews, with subjects including Maxim Karolik, James Thomas Flexner, R. Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, Alex Katz, Phillip Pearlstein, Roslyn Drexler, Barnet Newman, Saul Bellow, Ben Shahn, Marshall McLuhan, Isamu Noguchi, Andrew Wyeth, and William H Whyte. Other recordings include documentary programs related to contemporary art, book reviews, and a comedy performance with actor Peter Ustinov.

Photographs include 12 color slides from October of 1967 that appear to have been shot in Provincetown, Mass. Subjects include Dorothy Seckler and two other unidentified women.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 3 series.

Series 1: Interviews with Artists, 1962-1976 (1 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 2: Broadcast Materials, 1962-1972 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 3: Photographs, 1967 (1 folder; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Dorothy Gees Seckler was an art historian, critic, journalist, and artist active in New York City and Provincetown, Mass. Born Dorothy Elizabeth Gees in Baltimore, MD in 1910, she completed the program in Advertising Design at Maryland Institute College of Art in 1931 and was awarded a traveling scholarship upon graduation, which she used to study in Europe. She later received a masters degree from Columbia University in Art History and Art Education, and worked during World War II as head of an illustration unit in the Army's Judge Advocate General's office.

After the war, she worked at the Museum of Modern Art as an art historian in the education office until 1950, when she began writing for ARTnews magazine, reviewing New York gallery shows for its "Gallery Notes" section, and exploring painters' processes in the "Paints a Picture" series. She later served as contributing editor for Art in America from the late 1950s through the late 1960s, where her published work included features on Robert Rauschenberg and Louise Nevelson, as well as broad surveys of contemporary art such as "A Folklore of the Banal" (Winter 1962) and "Audience is His Medium" (February 1963). She taught at New York University and City College of New York, and wrote a long essay on the history of the Provincetown's art colony, published in Art in America in 1959, and later updated for the catalog for the 1977 exhibition Provincetown Painters, 1890's - 1970's. Between 1962 and 1968, she conducted thirty oral history interviews for the Archives of American Art and served as one of its manuscript collectors.

Throughout her career as a writer and critic, Seckler painted and worked in collage, and her work was shown in several Provincetown galleries, and in the Provincetown Art Center and Museum. She married Jerome Seckler in 1937 and they had one son. Seckler received the American Federation of Arts Award for outstanding writing in the field of American Art in 1952. She died in 1994.
Related Materials:
Other related materials in the Archives' collections include several additional interviews conducted by Seckler for its oral history program, a full recording and transcript of the August 28, 1963 symposium on pop art, for which brief sound notes are found in this collection, and a transcript of the John Jones interview with George Segal in the John Jones interviews with artists collection, 1965 Oct. 5-1965 Nov. 12.
Separated Materials:
In 2012, several duplicates of recordings Seckler made for the Archives of American Art's oral history program were removed from the collection including: Peter and Riva Dechar (1965 and 1967), David von Schlegell (1967), Joan Mitchell (1965), Theresa Schwartz (1965), Paul Burlin (1962), Ibram Lassaw (1964), Jack Tworkov (1962), Allan Kaprow (1968), Edwin Dickinson (1962), Nathan Halper (1963), Louise Nevelson (1964-1965), Karl Knaths (1962), and Stephen Greene (1968). Joan Mitchell's 1965 oral history interview remains with the Seckler collection because reel 2 of this recording also contains a discussion of optical art that belongs in the Seckler collection. The oral history interview has been digitized and is available through the Archives' oral history program.
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection, including the interviews with the Provincetown artists, was donated 1995 by Don Seckler, son of Dorothy Seckler. The source of acquisition for the Seckler interviews with the Woodstock artists is unknown.
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.
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
Topic:
Optical art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Dorothy Gees Seckler collection of sound recordings relating to art and artists, 1962-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.seckdoro
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Archives of American Art
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New York Artists Equity Association records

Creator:
New York Artists Equity Association  Search this
Names:
Art Bank (U.S.)  Search this
Artists Welfare Fund  Search this
Broome Street Gallery  Search this
Ashford, Doug  Search this
Avery, Frances  Search this
Babin, Angela  Search this
Berger, Ted  Search this
Bibro, Denise  Search this
Bolotsky, Marvin  Search this
Brodski, Judith  Search this
Carswell, Mary  Search this
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Concholar, Dan, 1939-  Search this
Diener, Bert  Search this
Facci, Domenico, 1916-1994  Search this
Fiene, Ernest, 1894-  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Fuller, Sue (1914-2006)  Search this
Gillespie, Dorothy, 1920-  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie, 1925-  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Gussow, Alan, 1931-1997  Search this
Gussow, Roy, 1918-2011  Search this
Hall, Nan  Search this
Hasen, Burt  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Kertess, Klaus  Search this
Knight, Gwendolyn  Search this
Kotik, Charlotte  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Laufman, Sidney, 1891-  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Lipsky, Eleanor  Search this
Mandel, Howard, 1917-1999  Search this
Marinoff, Elaine  Search this
Marxer, Donna, 1934-  Search this
Millman, Edward, 1907-1964  Search this
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Newman, Elias, 1903-  Search this
O'Hanlon, Richard E. (Richard Emmett), 1906-1985  Search this
Phillips, Helen, 1913-  Search this
Phillips, Renée  Search this
Poroner, Palmer  Search this
Reeves, Ruth, 1892-1966  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Rothschild, Lincoln, 1902-  Search this
Sandler, Irving, 1925-  Search this
Searles, Charles Robert, 1937-2004  Search this
Simon, Sidney, 1917-1997  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Smart, Bill  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Steinbaum, Bernice  Search this
Stirton, Laura  Search this
Teller, Susan  Search this
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean), 1907-1976  Search this
Waterson, Harry  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Winters, Denny Sonke, 1907-1985  Search this
Zaleski, Jean  Search this
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972  Search this
deLisser, Carolyn  Search this
Extent:
26.8 Linear feet
2.99 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Video recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Date:
1920-2012
Summary:
The records of the New York Artists Equity Association (NYAEA) measure 26.8 linear feet and 2.99 Gb and date from 1920-2012. The records include history and founding documents, presidents' files, board of directors' files that include monthly board meeting minutes, committee files and annual membership meeting minutes, general administrative and correspondence files, financial and legal files, event and program files, artists and subject files, extensive individual membership files, art project and exhibition files, Broome Street Gallery files, NYAEA publications that include issues of The Artists Proof, printed and digital materials, four scrapbooks, sketches created by artists attending a party in honor of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and photographs of member artists and events.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the New York Artists Equity Association (NYAEA) measure 26.8 linear feet and 2.99 GB and date from 1920-2012. The records include history and founding documents, presidents' files, board of directors' files that include monthly board meeting minutes, committee files and annual membership meeting minutes, general administrative and correspondence files, financial and legal files, event and program files, artists and subject files, extensive individual membership files, art project and exhibition files, Broome Street Gallery files, NYAEA publications that include issues of The Artists Proof, printed and digital materials, four scrapbooks, sketches created by artists attending a party in honor of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and photographs of member artists and events. The President's files appear to be complete and include files for presidents Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Louise Nevelson, Harry Waterson, Roy Gussow, Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, Karl Zerbe, Ernst Fiene, Sidney Laufman, Carolyn deLisser, Burt Hasen, and Bert Diener, among others. Committee files and meeting minutes are found, as well as general administrative and correspondence files which include information pertaining to the national level Association.

Event files include documentation of the Association's Art Thursday series, where they hosted talks and panels by artists. Artists referenced in these files include Jean Cohen, Charles Searles, Leon Golub, Doug Ashford, Bruno Palmer-Poroner, Dom Facci, Susan Teller, Eleanor Lipsky, Ted Berger, Hilton Kramer, Bernice Steinbaum, Laura Stirton, Jean Zaleski, Renee Philips, Denise Bibro, Dan Concholar, Irving Sandler, Angela Babin, Dorothy Gillespe, Donna Marxer, Nan Hall, Ivan Karp, Alan Gussow, Mary Carswell, Bill Smart, Charlotte Kotik, Klaus Kertess, Elaine Marinoff, and Judith Brodski. Additional events covered in this series include the annual awards dinner, masquerade balls, lectures, the Association's 55th Anniversary event, which includes recollections by Helen Frankenthaler, Sidney Simon, and Lorrie Goulet, as well as other events and programs. Videocassette and sound recordings of many of the events are found here.

Artists' and subject files contain mostly printed materials about a few artists and subjects or issues in which the Association was interested.

There are extensive files on individual members that include card files, applications, biographies, and clippings.

Project and exhibition files include material pertaining to the Artists Welfare Fund, the Art Bank artwork donation, and a few scattered exhibitions. Additional exhibition and event files are found in the series containing the Broome Street Gallery files.

Association publications consist of what appears to be a full run of Association newsletters and reports. The NYAEA newsletter changed its name to The Artists Proof in 1986. Additional printed materials include exhibition catalogs and announcements, programs, clippings, posters, and newsletters of other arts organizations. There are four scrapbooks (two unbound) that contain printed materials, and a few items of correspondence. One of the scrapbooks documents the annual "Bal Fantastique".

Artwork consists mostly of sketches and drawings by artists attending a 1948 dinner in honor of Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Photographs are of members and events. Photographers include Arnold Newman, Marvin Bolotsky, and Frances Avery, among others. Numerous notable artists are depicted in the images.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into sixteen series.

Series 1: History and Founding Documents, 1933-2000 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, 27

Series 2: Presidents' Files, 1927-2007 (2.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)

Series 3: Board of Directors' Files, 1947-2003 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 4: Committee and Meeting Files, 1950-2009 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Series 5: General Administrative and Correspondence Files, circa 1930-2008 (2 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 0.284 GB; ER01)

Series 6: Financial and Legal Files, 1947-2000 (1 linear foot; Box 9)

Series 7: Events and Programs, 1930-2010 (4.2 linear feet; Boxes 10-14, 27, 0.446 GB; ER02)

Series 8: Artists and Subject Files, 1930-1998 (0.4 linear feet; Box 14)

Series 9: Membership Files, 1920-2009 (4.4 linear feet; Boxes 14-18, 27, 2.26 GB; ER03)

Series 10: Project and Exhibition Files, 1934-2010 (2 linear feet; Boxes 19-20)

Series 11: Broome Street Gallery Files, 1990-2011 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 21-23, 31)

Series 12: Association Publications, 1947-2012 (1 linear foot; Boxes 23-24)

Series 13: Printed Materials, 1930-2008 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 24-25, 27, 31, OV 28, OV 29)

Series 14: Scrapbooks, 1947-1969 (0.3 linear feet; Box 25, OV 30)

Series 15: Artwork, 1947-2000 (0.1 linear foot; Box 26, 27)

Series 16: Photographs, 1930s-2004 (0.9 linear feet; Box 26, 27)
Biographical / Historical:
The New York Artists Equity Association (originally the Artists Equity Association) was created in 1947 to promote and support living American artists. Nine prominent New York artists founded the organization and elected Yasuo Kuniyoshi as the organization's first president. The original membership included 160 well-known American artists, but by the end of its first year, membership had grown to over one thousand. By the 1950s, the organization had grown into an influential national organization. Past and present members have included Milton Avery, Will Barnet, Romare Bearden, George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Robert Blackburn, Paul Cadmus, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Jose de Creeft, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Leon Golub, Chaim Gross, Rockwell Kent, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Alice Neel, Isamu Noguchi, Jules Olitski, Philip Pearlstein, Henry Varnum Poor, Charles Scheeler, Ben Shahn, David Smith, Frank Stella, Andrew Wyeth, and many others.

In 1959, the New York Chapter, with more members than all of the other states combined, re-organized into the New York Artists Equity Association. The Association maintained it own gallery, Broome Street Gallery, from 1991-2011. The organization remains active today and is located in SoHo.
Provenance:
The records were donated to the Archives of American Art by the New York Artists Equity Association in several increments between 1980-2016.
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 audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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.
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Video recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Citation:
New York Artists Equity Association records, 1920-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nyarteqa
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Archives of American Art
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Jean Cohen papers

Creator:
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Names:
Dodd, Lois, 1927-  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1935-2012
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Jean Cohen measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1935-2012. The collection consists of limited biographical material, a small amount of printed material, photographs of family and friends including Cohen's former husband, painter, Alex Katz, and a long correspondence with painter, Lois Dodd.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and eduator Jean Cohen measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1935-2012. The collection consists of limited biographical material, a small amount of printed material, photographs of family and friends including Cohen's former husband, painter, Alex Katz, and a long correspondence with painter, Lois Dodd.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1961-2011 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-2011 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1960s-1970s (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 4: Subject Files, circa 1962-circa 1998 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Materials, circa 1962-2001 (Boxes 1-2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1935-2012 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Jean Cohen (1927-2013), an abstract painter, studied and worked in the New York area and was involved with the 1950s avant garde art scene.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was educated at Pratt Institute, Cooper Union, and the Skowhegan School of Painting in Maine. During the 1950s and 1960s she lived on Tenth Street in Manhattan and was a member of the Tenth Street Artists Galleries, also showing at the Tanger Gallery.

From 1950 to 1956 Cohen was married to painter, Alex Katz. She lived with painter, John Grillo, from 1957 to 1962. She later married photographer, Bill Miller in the 1970s. Cohen taught art at many institutions, including the Philadelphia College of Art, and had paintings in public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Later in life, she moved to eastern Long Island, New York, where she continued to teach and work.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2013 by Philip Douglas Heilman of Philip Douglas Fine Art, Cohen's dealer.
Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment.
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 teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Jean Cohen papers, 1935-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cohejean
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Cohen, Jean

Collection Creator:
Marcus, Marcia, 1928-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1974
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 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:
Marcia Marcus papers, 1928-2016, bulk 1950-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marcia Marcus papers
Marcia Marcus papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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New York Artists Equity Association records, 1920-2012

Creator:
New York Artists Equity Association  Search this
Subject:
Hasen, Burt  Search this
Simon, Sidney  Search this
Newman, Elias  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Sandler, Irving  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Phillips, Helen  Search this
Reeves, Ruth  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Fuller, Sue (1914-2006)  Search this
Concholar, Dan  Search this
Marinoff, Elaine  Search this
deLisser, Carolyn  Search this
Stirton, Laura  Search this
Laufman, Sidney  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Rothschild, Lincoln  Search this
Smart, Bill  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Millman, Edward  Search this
Kotik, Charlotte  Search this
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Phillips, Renée  Search this
O'Hanlon, Richard E. (Richard Emmett)  Search this
Carswell, Mary  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Newman, Arnold  Search this
Fiene, Ernest  Search this
Teller, Susan  Search this
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean)  Search this
Hall, Nan  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Diener, Bert  Search this
Knight, Gwendolyn  Search this
Poroner, Palmer  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie  Search this
Searles, Charles Robert  Search this
Zaleski, Jean  Search this
Gillespie, Dorothy  Search this
Gussow, Roy  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Mandel, Howard  Search this
Facci, Domenico  Search this
Zerbe, Karl  Search this
Babin, Angela  Search this
Ashford, Doug  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Avery, Frances  Search this
Morris, George L. K.  Search this
Steinbaum, Bernice  Search this
Marxer, Donna  Search this
Kertess, Klaus  Search this
Brodski, Judith  Search this
Bolotsky, Marvin  Search this
Winters, Denny Sonke  Search this
Gussow, Alan  Search this
Bibro, Denise  Search this
Wayne, June  Search this
Berger, Ted  Search this
Lipsky, Eleanor  Search this
Waterson, Harry  Search this
Artists Welfare Fund  Search this
Art Bank  Search this
Broome Street Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Video recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9541
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211741
AAA_collcode_nyarteqa
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211741
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Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976

Creator:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Asher, Elise  Search this
Avery, Sally  Search this
Beck, Margit  Search this
Bellow, Saul  Search this
Freed, William  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Tinguely, Jean  Search this
Saint-Phalle, Niki de  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Whyte, William Hollingsworth  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Ustinov, Peter  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
De Diego, Julio  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Flexner, James Thomas  Search this
Drexler, Rosalyn  Search this
Cale, John  Search this
Bultman, Fritz  Search this
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio  Search this
Middleman, Raoul F.  Search this
McLuhan, Marshall  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster)  Search this
Gelb, Jan  Search this
Martin, Fletcher  Search this
Margo, Boris  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Rothschild, Judith  Search this
Ross, Alvin  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Nico  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip  Search this
Orlowsky, Lillian  Search this
Jones, John  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Gorelick, Shirley  Search this
Marcus, Marcia  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Kahn, Wolf  Search this
Art in America  Search this
Velvet Underground  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Optical art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11534
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215801
AAA_collcode_seckdoro
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215801
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Cohen, Jean

Collection Creator:
New York Artists Equity Association  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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 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:
New York Artists Equity Association records, 1920-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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New York Artists Equity Association records
New York Artists Equity Association records / Series 9: Membership Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Jean Cohen papers, 1935-2012

Creator:
Cohen, Jean, 1927-2013  Search this
Subject:
Katz, Alex  Search this
Dodd, Lois  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16083
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)360975
AAA_collcode_cohejean
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_360975
Online Media:

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1961-2011
Scope and Contents:
This series includes lists of Cohen's solo and group exhibitions, a detailed job application setting forth Cohen's education and teaching credits and a genealogy file concerning the O'Flaherty family, who were relatives of Cohen's significant other, Dan Burns.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment.
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:
Jean Cohen papers, 1935-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cohejean, Series 1
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Jean Cohen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-2011
Scope and Contents:
Letters are from friends and fellow painters. There also is a long correspondence with fellow painter, Lois Dodd.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment.
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:
Jean Cohen papers, 1935-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cohejean, Series 2
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Jean Cohen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cohejean-ref19

Writings

Collection Creator:
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-1970s
Scope and Contents:
The writing "The Bar Haven is Northeast," by Dan Burns is a draft essay, which chronicles the activity of a fishing ship, the Bar Haven.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment.
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:
Jean Cohen papers, 1935-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cohejean, Series 3
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Jean Cohen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cohejean-ref20

Subject Files

Collection Creator:
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1962- circa 1998
Scope and Contents:
The Jack Micheline file contains a book of poems by Micheline entitled I Kiss Angels, letters from Micheline to Cohen and printed materials discussing Micheline's artwork in relation to "Beat Generation" artists. The other files contain printed material relating to Al Copley's art and poems and letters by Mary Fiori.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment.
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:
Jean Cohen papers, 1935-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cohejean, Series 4
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Jean Cohen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cohejean-ref21

Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1962-2001
Scope and Contents:
Exhibition announcements are from solo and group shows of various abstract artists in downtown New York galleries. Catalogs are from exhibitions in New York and Texas.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment.
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:
Jean Cohen papers, 1935-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cohejean, Series 5
See more items in:
Jean Cohen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cohejean-ref22

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-2012
Scope and Contents:
There are numerous black and white photographs of family and friends, many showing Jean Cohen alone or with friends, students, and colleagues. Also found are inventory record forms that identify some people, including Cohen's former husband, Alex Katz and other Skowhegan painters.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment.
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:
Jean Cohen papers, 1935-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cohejean, Series 6
See more items in:
Jean Cohen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cohejean-ref23

Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-2011
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment.
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:
Jean Cohen papers, 1935-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jean Cohen papers
Jean Cohen papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cohejean-ref24

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