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Samuel Adler papers, 1902-1979

Creator:
Adler, Samuel, 1898-1979  Search this
Subject:
Blackburn, Morris  Search this
Bradshaw, Glenn Raymond  Search this
Clancy, John C.  Search this
Conant, Howard  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Fiene, Ernest  Search this
Lauck, Anthony J. (Anthony Joseph)  Search this
Laufman, Sidney  Search this
Osver, Arthur  Search this
Rood, John  Search this
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean)  Search this
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries  Search this
Citation:
Samuel Adler papers, 1902-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5618
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208452
AAA_collcode_adlesamu
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208452

Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987

Creator:
Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-2011  Search this
Subject:
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Lectures
Panel discussions
Citation:
Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8598
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210778
AAA_collcode_conahowa
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210778
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Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, bulk 1913-1995

Creator:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Subject:
Tully, Judd  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Conant, Howard  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire  Search this
Langsner, Jules  Search this
Neininger, Urban  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, bulk 1913-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California  Search this
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6128
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216343
AAA_collcode_kadireub
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216343
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Reuben Kadish papers

Creator:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Names:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Conant, Howard  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966  Search this
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Neininger, Urban  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Tully, Judd  Search this
Extent:
7.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
1851-1995
bulk 1913-1995
Summary:
This collection, which measures 7.9 linear feet and dates from 1851 to 1995 (bulk 1913-1995), documents the life and career of muralist, sculptor, and educator Reuben Kadish. The papers contain biographical material, letters, personal business records, an exhibition file, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, photographs, and artifacts.
Scope and Content Note:
The Reuben Kadish papers measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1995 with the bulk of the material dating from 1913 to 1995. The collection documents the life and career of muralist, sculptor, and educator Reuben Kadish and contains biographical material, letters, personal business records, an exhibition file, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, photographs, and artifacts.

Biographical material, 1938-1992, includes résumés and personal identification items. Letters are from friends and colleagues including Herman Cherry, Philip Guston, Hilaire Hiler, Jules Langsner, Urban Neininger, Charles Pollock, and Jackson Pollock. One letter from the Leonard Stark family contains a small photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Personal business records, 1952-1995, consist of legal documents, including estate papers for Ida and Reuben Kadish, and financial records. The only specific exhibition file documents the 1990 exhibition Reuben Kadish: Works from 1930 to the Present at the New Jersey State Museum in 1990.

Notes include unbound notes on mural painting, printmaking, sculpture, and other art-related topics, and handwritten translations by William H. Thomson of thirty classic texts by Homer, Horace, and Demosthenes. Writings, 1975-1992, consist of an autobiographical manuscript by Kadish, and typescripts concerning Kadish and other art-related topics by other authors including Dore Ashton, Herman Cherry, Howard Conant, and Judd Tully.

Artwork, undated and 1981-1992, includes a hundred sketches and seventeen watercolors by Kadish, and a drawing for DIG (Archeology) by Barbara Kadish. Printed material relates primarily to exhibitions for Kadish and others but also includes a baseball program autographed by Darryl Strawberry. Photographs include prints of Kadish and other artists working on murals, and photographs picturing family and friends.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series, based on type of material. Although acquired as a gift before the rest of the collection was loaned to the Archives of American Art in 1998, eight photographs are described in Series 9: Photographs, with those included in the 1998 loan.

Each series is arranged chronologically, except Series 2: Letters and Series 6: Writings, which are arranged alphabetically according to the surname of the writer.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1992 (box 1, 3 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1934-1995, undated (boxes 1-3, 2.5 linear ft.)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1952-1995 (boxes 3-4, 37 folders)

Series 4: Exhibition File, 1989-1991 (box 4, 1 folder)

Series 5: Notes, 1851-1853, 1937-1992, undated (boxes 4-5, 35 folders)

Series 6: Writings, 1963-1992, undated (box 5, 14 folders)

Series 7: Artwork, 1981-1992, undated (boxes 5, 10, 8 folders)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1934-1993, undated (boxes 5-7, 76 folders)

Series 9: Photographs, 1913-1992, undated (boxes 7-9, sol 10, 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 10: Artifacts, undated (box 9, 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Reuben Kadish was born in Chicago on January 29, 1913. His father and mother were from Latvia and the Ukraine respectively.

In 1921, the family moved to East Los Angeles, California, where Kadish studied painting under Lorser Feitelson. During this time, he befriended Jackson Pollock and Philip Guston, who attended the Manual Arts High School.

During a trip to New York City in 1930, Kadish was impressed with the modern art, especially the work of the Surrealists, which he saw there. Upon his return to Los Angeles the following year, Kadish attended the Otis Art School, the Stickney School of Art in Pasadena, and Los Angeles City College. He also shared a studio with Philip Guston.

In 1933, Kadish, Guston and Jules Langsner were apprenticed to Mexican muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros. Their most notable work being the mural "Triumph of Good Over Evil", at the University of Morelia in Mexico. During the next three years, the three young artists collaborated on painting murals in California and Mexico. After another visit to New York, Kadish was invited to San Francisco by Bill Gaskin to head the art division of the WPA project there, a position he occupied until 1940.

From 1940, Kadish worked as a coppersmith and welder at the Bethlehem Steel Works in San Francisco until 1942, when he joined the Army as a member of the War Artist Unit, serving in India and Southeast Asia during World War II. In 1944, he rejoined his wife Barbara in the Bay Area, but they soon returned to New York City, where Kadish worked for Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17. In the summer of 1945, the Kadish painted with Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in a shared Long Island house on Slow's Point in Amagansett.

In 1946, the Kadishes moved to a dairy farm in Vernon, New Jersey, where they supported themselves by farming until 1957. A catastrophic fire in the studio destroyed most of Kadish's paintings in 1947, causing him to turn his interest to creating sculpture.

After teaching art and design at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art in 1957, Kadish taught sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1958-1959. In 1960, he began his thirty-year teaching career at Cooper Union, which ended only a few months before his death on September 20, 1992 in Manhattan.
Related Material:
Other resources relating to Reuben Kadish in the Archives of American Art include an oral history interview with Kadish, April 15, 1992.
Provenance:
The eight photographs on Reel 5660 were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1984 by Reuben Kadish. The other material on Reels 5655-5660 was lent for filming in 1998 by Morris and Ruth Kadish, brother and sister-in-law of Reuben Kadish, and executors of his estate, and subsequently donated to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm.
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:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California  Search this
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, bulk 1913-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kadireub
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw974482335-aae0-4e72-8e41-8c2fb3fe28f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kadireub
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Reuben Nakian and John Humphrey, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series

Creator:
Nakian, Reuben, 1897-  Search this
Humphrey, John  Search this
Subject:
Conant, Howard Somers  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1960 October-December
Citation:
Reuben Nakian and John Humphrey. Reuben Nakian and John Humphrey, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series, 1960 October-December. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15660
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15660

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Conant, Howard S.  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0014403
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_14403

Howard Conant [Folder]

Additional name:
Conant, Howard Somers  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_108941

Interview with Ray Parker, John Opper, Tania

Creator:
Parker, Raymond, 1922-1990  Search this
Opper, John, 1908-1994  Search this
Subject:
Conant, Howard Somers  Search this
Tania  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1965
Citation:
Raymond Parker and John Opper. Interview with Ray Parker, John Opper, Tania, 1965. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15641
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15641

Sound recording of educational television program on art activities for children

Creator:
Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-2011  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Buffalo, N.Y.
Date:
1951 December 13-20
Citation:
Howard Somers Conant. Sound recording of educational television program on art activities for children, 1951 December 13-20. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15644
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15644

Howard Somers Conant lecture, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Creator:
Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-2011  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1965 May 8
Citation:
Howard Somers Conant. Howard Somers Conant lecture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1965 May 8. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15646
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Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987
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Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15646

Panel discussion "Architectural synthesis in modern architecture, sculpture, painting and urban design"

Creator:
Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-2011  Search this
Subject:
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1965 October 22
Citation:
Howard Somers Conant. Panel discussion "Architectural synthesis in modern architecture, sculpture, painting and urban design", 1965 October 22. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15647
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Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15647

Interview with Yayoi Kusama

Creator:
Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-  Search this
Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-2011  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1968 February 15
Citation:
Yayoi Kusama and Howard Somers Conant. Interview with Yayoi Kusama, 1968 February 15. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15654
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Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15654

Marshall McLuhan, Jacob Blumner, and Howard Somers Conant in a discussion at Fordham University

Creator:
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-  Search this
Blumner, Jacob  Search this
Subject:
Conant, Howard Somers  Search this
Fordham University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1967 October 25
Citation:
Marshall McLuhan and Jacob Blumner. Marshall McLuhan, Jacob Blumner, and Howard Somers Conant in a discussion at Fordham University, 1967 October 25. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15655
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Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15655

Hale Aspacio Woodruff and Hilaire Hiler, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series

Creator:
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio, 1900-1980  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966  Search this
Subject:
Conant, Howard Somers  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1960 October 20
Citation:
Hale Aspacio Woodruff and Hilaire Hiler. Hale Aspacio Woodruff and Hilaire Hiler, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series, 1960 October 20. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15657
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15657

Ilya Bolotowsky and Louise Nevelson, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series

Creator:
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Subject:
Conant, Howard Somers  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1960 October 20
Citation:
Ilya Bolotowsky and Louise Nevelson. Ilya Bolotowsky and Louise Nevelson, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series, 1960 October 20. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15658
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15658

Helen Frankenthaler and Balcomb Greene, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series

Creator:
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Subject:
Conant, Howard Somers  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1960 October-December
Citation:
Helen Frankenthaler and Balcomb Greene. Helen Frankenthaler and Balcomb Greene, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series, 1960 October-December. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15659
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Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15659

Esteban Vicente, John Opper, and George J. McNeil, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series

Creator:
Vicente, Esteban, 1903-2001  Search this
Opper, John, 1908-1994  Search this
Subject:
Conant, Howard Somers  Search this
McNeil, George  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1960 October-December
Citation:
Esteban Vicente and John Opper. Esteban Vicente, John Opper, and George J. McNeil, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series, 1960 October-December. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15661
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Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15661

Robert Motherwell and Ruth Vollmer, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series

Creator:
Motherwell, Robert Burns, 1915-1991  Search this
Vollmer, Ruth Landshoff, 1903-1982  Search this
Subject:
Conant, Howard Somers  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1960 October-December
Citation:
Robert Burns Motherwell and Ruth Landshoff Vollmer. Robert Motherwell and Ruth Vollmer, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series, 1960 October-December. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15662
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15662

Milton Resnick and Balcomb Greene, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series

Creator:
Resnick, Milton, 1917-2004  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Subject:
Conant, Howard Somers  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1960 October-December
Citation:
Milton Resnick and Balcomb Greene. Milton Resnick and Balcomb Greene, from the Contemporary Artists on Art series, 1960 October-December. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15663
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Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15663

Howard Conant rehearsing a lecture about his own artwork

Creator:
Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-2011  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1965 February 15
Citation:
Howard Somers Conant. Howard Conant rehearsing a lecture about his own artwork, 1965 February 15. Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16190
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Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16190

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