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Oral history interview with Ingrid Hutton, 1993 March 4

Interviewee:
Hutton, Ingrid  Search this
Hutton, Ingrid  Search this
Interviewer:
Long, Rose-Carol Washton  Search this
Subject:
Hutton, Leonard, Sir  Search this
Leonard Hutton Galleries  Search this
Hutton-Hutschnecker Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Russian -- 20th century  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12327
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215327
AAA_collcode_hutton93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215327

Oral history interview with William Douglas Carlson, 2009 June 24-25

Interviewee:
Carlson, William Douglas, 1950-  Search this
Carlson, William Douglas, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Billeci, Andre  Search this
Carpenter, James  Search this
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Dailey, Dan  Search this
Daley, William  Search this
Fereighi, Christine  Search this
Heizer, Michael  Search this
Heller, Doug  Search this
Hilton, Eric  Search this
Marquis, Richard  Search this
Marx, Bonnie  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon  Search this
Serra, Richard  Search this
Smith, Terry  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Young, Brent  Search this
Alfred University  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art  Search this
Lowe Art Museum  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Search this
University of Miami  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Glass art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Glass artists -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15696
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)283444
AAA_collcode_carlso09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_283444
Online Media:

Gregory Battcock papers, 1952-circa 1980

Creator:
Battcock, Gregory, 1937-1980  Search this
Battcock, Gregory, 1937-1980  Search this
Subject:
Livingston, Braniff  Search this
Partch, Harry  Search this
Levine, Les  Search this
Frank, Peter  Search this
Hess, Emil  Search this
Dalí, Salvador  Search this
Dreva, Jerry  Search this
Nakagawa, Naoto  Search this
Whyte, Ron  Search this
Brown, Cee  Search this
Christo  Search this
McGeehan, Robert  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Morley, Malcolm  Search this
Beker, Gisela  Search this
Varble, Stephen  Search this
Van Baron, Judith  Search this
Battcock, Elizabeth  Search this
Wechter, Vivienne Thaul  Search this
Halbert, Jacques  Search this
Neri, Julio  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Pocock, Philip  Search this
Glusberg, Jorge  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Burton, Scott  Search this
Schult, Ha  Search this
Carsman, Jon  Search this
George, John  Search this
Picard  Search this
Peña, Rolando  Search this
Goldstein, Al  Search this
William Paterson College of New Jersey  Search this
Bronx Museum of the Arts  Search this
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
Trylon & perisphere  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Interviews
Topic:
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art thefts  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10960
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214742
AAA_collcode_battgreg
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214742
Online Media:

Phyllis Freeman research material on artists' manifestos, 1966-1997

Creator:
Freeman, Phyllis, 1929-1997  Search this
Freeman, Phyllis, 1929-1997  Search this
Subject:
Brucke (Artists' group)  Search this
Société Anonyme  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Mexico.  Search this
Die Brücke (Dresden)  Search this
Vorticism  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Blaue Reiter (Group of artists)  Search this
De Stijl (Art movement)  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Orphism (Art)  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6121
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216336
AAA_collcode_freephyl
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216336

Carus Gallery records, 1967-2002

Creator:
Carus Gallery  Search this
Carus Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Carus Isserstedt, Dorthea  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11127
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247204
AAA_collcode_carugall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_247204
Online Media:

Gregory Battcock papers

Creator:
Battcock, Gregory, 1937-  Search this
Names:
Bronx Museum of the Arts  Search this
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
Trylon & perisphere  Search this
William Paterson College of New Jersey -- Faculty  Search this
Battcock, Elizabeth  Search this
Beker, Gisela  Search this
Brown, Cee  Search this
Burton, Scott  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 -- Photographs  Search this
Carsman, Jon, 1944-  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Dalí, Salvador, 1904-  Search this
Dreva, Jerry  Search this
Frank, Peter, 1950-  Search this
George, John  Search this
Glusberg, Jorge  Search this
Goldstein, Al  Search this
Halbert, Jacques  Search this
Hess, Emil, 1889-1945  Search this
Levine, Les, 1935-  Search this
Livingston, Braniff  Search this
McGeehan, Robert, 1933-  Search this
Morley, Malcolm, 1931-  Search this
Nakagawa, Naoto, 1944-  Search this
Neri, Julio  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006  Search this
Partch, Harry, 1901-1974  Search this
Peña, Rolando, 1942-  Search this
Picard, Lil  Search this
Pocock, Philip  Search this
Schult, Ha, 1939-  Search this
Van Baron, Judith  Search this
Varble, Stephen  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-  Search this
Wechter, Vivienne Thaul  Search this
Whyte, Ron  Search this
Extent:
10.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Interviews
Date:
1952-circa 1980
Summary:
The papers of New York art critic, writer, educator, and painter, Gregory Battcock, measure 10.6 linear feet and date from 1952 to circa 1980. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, artists' files, personal business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographic materials, and artifacts that detail his involvement in both the mainstream and fringe art scenes of the 1970s.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art critic, writer, educator, and painter, Gregory Battcock, measure 10.6 linear feet and date from 1952 to circa 1980. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, artists' files, personal business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographic materials, and artifacts that detail his involvement in both the mainstream and fringe art scenes of the 1970s.

Biographical materials contain address lists, six appointment books, a diploma and certificate, family history, identification documents, interviews, resumes, obituaries, a William Paterson College of New Jersey teaching file, and membership files for The Bronx Museum, International Association of Art Critics, and other organizations. Correspondence is with Battcock's mother, Elizabeth; friends and colleagues Peter Frank, John George, Al Goldstein, Braniff Livingston, Robert McGeehan, Julio Neri, Judith Van Baron, Ron Whyte, and others regarding social events, reprint permissions, book projects, travel arrangements, real estate, and freelance work.

Writings and notes include personal journal entries, drafts for articles and essays, manuscripts for published and unpublished works including "The Story of Film" and Breaking the Sound Barrier: A Critical Anthology of the New Music, his dissertation titled "Constructivism and Minimal Art: Some Critical, Theoretical and Aesthetic Correlations," book proposals, lectures, limericks, restaurant reviews, notes and writings by Jorge Glusberg and Vivienne Thaul Wechter.

Files for artists contain mostly printed material on Gisela Beker, Cee Brown, Jon Carsman, Christo, Jerry Dreva, Jacques Halbert, Emil Hess, Les Levine, Naoto Nakagawa, Nam Jun Paik, Harry Partch, Lil Picard, Philip Pocock, HA Schult, Andy Warhol, and others. The file for Salvador Dalí contains one video recording. Battcock's personal business records include contracts and payments for his writing, real estate papers, business agreements, papers regarding his father's estate, a loan agreement for Andy Warhol's "Self Portrait," and files detailing the theft of two painting by Malcom Morley from Battcock's residence.

Found in printed materials are clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, flyers, post cards, magazines, press releases, issues of Trylon & Perisphere and Gay magazines, and other material that features Battcock's writings. Additional clippings of Battcock's writings that appeared in the New York Free Press, New York Review of Sex and Politics, Domus, The Soho Weekly News, New York Arts Journal, Gay, and other publications are contained in ten scrapbooks.

Photographs are of Battcock, colleagues and friends, works of art from his personal collection, travel, and artists Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Nam Jun Paik, Julio Neri, Rolando Peña, Stephen Varble, and Scott Burton. Several keys with a detached keychain labeled 'studio' are in artifacts.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1958-1980 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1960s-circa 1980 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 12)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1966-1980 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 4-6)

Series 4: Artists' Files, 1960s-1980 (0.6 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1966-1980 (0.5 linear feet; Box 6-7)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1952-1980 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 12-13)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1959-1980 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 8-9, 12)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, 1960s-1980 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 9-11)

Series 9: Artifacts, circa 1970s (0.1 linear feet; Box 11)
Biographical / Historical:
Gregory Battcock (1937-1980) was an art critic, writer, educator, and painter from New York, N.Y. He attended Michigan State University, the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, and Hunter College for his undergraduate and graduate studies before receiving his Ph.D. from New York University in 1978. His dissertation was titled "Constructivism and Minimal Art: Some Aesthetic, Theoretical and Critical Correlations."

Battcock was a prolific writer and wrote numerous articles as a correspondent for Art & Artists and Domus magazines. His column, "The Last Estate," appeared in Gay magazine as well as other publications. In 1977, Battcock co-founded the short-lived magazine, Trylon & Perisphere, with his close friend, playwright Ron Whyte. Even though only three issues were printed, the magazine exhibited Battcock's predilection for art society gossip, and provocative imagery and prose. E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. published several of Battcock's books including Why Art: Casual Notes on the Aesthetics of the Immediate Past, Breaking the Sound Barrier: A Critical Anthology of the New Music, and Idea Art: A Critical Anthology. In addition to his writing career, Battcock taught fine art at William Paterson College of New Jersey, was art critic for New York Free Press from 1967 to 1970, Editor-in-Chief of Arts Magazine from 1973 to 1975, and appeared in the Andy Warhol films The Illiac Passion, Horse, and Batman Dracula.

Battcock was murdered in Puerto Rico on December 25, 1980. At the time of his death he was working on "The Story of Film," which remains unpublished, and The Art of Performance: A Critical Anthology, which was published posthumously in 1984.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an audio interview recorded on December 11, 1969 with Gregory Battcock for the University Roundtable radio series. The recording forms part of the WFUV radio interviews relating to art, 1969-1973 collection.
Provenance:
The Gregory Battcock papers were donated in 1992 by Nancy Mahl, an artist who occupied a studio in Jersey City, N.J. that had formerly been leased by a moving and storage company, and who came upon Battcock's papers in the building. The papers had been shipped to the Jersey City building without the knowledge of Ron Whyte (executor of Battcock's estate) and the Rev. Paul William Bradley, who had arranged to have Battcock's papers stored after his death. Additional papers were donated 2003 by Rev. Paul W. Bradley, who inherited the papers after the death of his partner Ron Whyte.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art thefts  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Gregory Battcock Papers, 1952-circa 1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.battgreg
See more items in:
Gregory Battcock papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-battgreg

Oral history interview with Ingrid Hutton

Interviewee:
Hutton, Ingrid  Search this
Interviewer:
Long, Rose-Carol Washton  Search this
Names:
Hutton-Hutschnecker Gallery  Search this
Leonard Hutton Galleries  Search this
Hutton, Leonard, Sir  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (65 min.), analog)
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1993 March 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ingrid Hutton conducted 1993 March 4, by Rose-Carol Washton Long for the Archives of American Art.
Hutton discusses her and her husband Leonard's origins in Germany and their emigrations to the United States, she in 1960 and he in 1934. She explains how her husband's career as an interior decorator led him to open the Leonard Hutton Gallery and how she became involved with it. Hutton talks of their focus on German expressionism and Russian constructivism, including a discussion of public interest in the movements and patronage trends. She mentions her plans to show contemporary Russian art in the future.
Biographical / Historical:
Ingrid Hutton is an art dealer and part of the Leonard Hutton Galleries in New York, N.Y. Leonard Hutton Galleries changed its name in 1969 to Hutton-Hutschnecker Gallery, and back again to Leonard Hutton Galleries in 1971.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by the Art Dealers Association.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, Russian -- 20th century  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hutton93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hutton93

Oral history interview with William Douglas Carlson

Interviewee:
Carlson, William, 1950-  Search this
Creator:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Alfred University -- Students  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Students  Search this
Lowe Art Museum  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -- Faculty  Search this
University of Miami -- Faculty  Search this
Billeci, Andre  Search this
Carpenter, James, 1949-  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Dailey, Dan, 1947-  Search this
Daley, William, 1925-  Search this
Fereighi, Christine  Search this
Heizer, Michael, 1944-  Search this
Heller, Doug, 1946-  Search this
Hilton, Eric  Search this
Marquis, Richard, 1945-  Search this
Marx, Bonnie  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon, 1943-1978  Search this
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Smith, Terry, 1960 June 15-  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Young, Brent  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (4 hr., 6 min.), digital, wav)
89 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2009 June 24-25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Douglas Carlson conducted 2009 June 24-25, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Carlson's home, in Miami, Florida.
Carlson discusses his move to the University of Miami in 2003 after 27 years at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; his recent site-specific installation Procellous Wall at the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, Florida; the change in his work since his move to Miami, finishing a series of pieces that began in 2000 dealing with language, and his sense of being in a transitional period with his work; growing up in a small town in Ohio, and his early use of adhesives, the field his father worked in, as the spur for his later work in laminating glass; classes at the Art Students League in New York City and Woodstock, New York; attending the Cleveland Institute of Art; spending the summer of 1971 in Stanwood, Washington, helping set up the Pilchuck Glass School, then returning to set up a glass program at the Cleveland Institute of Art with Christine Federighi; the lure of glass, and the danger that its beauty can overshadow artistic substance, which led in part to his decision to mix it with other materials; the influence of minimalism and of Russian constructivism, architecture and modern design; graduate studies at Alfred University, Alfred, New York; accepting a teaching job at the University of Illinois in 1976; work with lamination and expanding scale in his work; use of Vitrolite; large-scale installation work, beginning in the early 1980s, including Optional Refractions and Allele; reflection on the deliberate, design-focused nature of his work; his language series beginning in 2000; the series Pragnanz; philosophy of teaching; the value of intensive learning environments such as craft schools compared with the cross pollination of ideas available at a larger university; the imperative for craft to integrate new materials, technology, and ideas while retaining the importance of the hand; the role of galleries and collectors, and involvement in larger art and craft venues, including the May Show and SOFA; his stint as a judge in a barbecued rib cook-off; the effect of seminal exhibitions such as like "Objects: USA," [1969] and "Poetry of the Physical" (1986) in setting a standard of professionalism for and providing visibility to makers; impact of his international travel; a turn away from pure design and towards a more poetic ambiance in the language series; the use of projected light and his use of cast prismatic shadows in his installation The Nature of Things in Jacksonville, Florida; the issue of scale in his work; artists whose work he admires, including Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Michael Heizer, Tony Smith, Gordon Matta-Clark, William Daley; studio glass as an international movement; involvement with various craft organizations, and wrestling with the definition of a craft artist; preparations to move to Massachusetts and spend some contemplative time thinking about and working on new directions. He recalls Brent Young, Dale Chihuly, Jamie Carpenter, Christine Federighi, Richard Marquis, Eric Hilton, Andre Billeci, Dan Dailey, Doug Heller and Bonnie Marx.
Biographical / Historical:
William Douglas Carlson (1950- ) is a glass artist and educator in Miami, Florida. Carlson was educated at Alfred University.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 6 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Glass art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Glass artists -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.carlso09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carlso09

Carus Gallery records

Creator:
Carus Gallery  Search this
Names:
Carus Isserstedt, Dorthea, 1914-2002  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1967-2002
Summary:
The records of Carus Gallery measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1967-2002. This collection documents Dorothea Carus Isserstedt's management of the New York gallery through a small amount of business and personal correspondence; business records regarding acquisitions, sales, and consignments; intentories of artwork and rare books; exhibition catalogs, press clippings, and other printed material; and photographs depicting artwork and exhibition installations.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Carus Gallery measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1967-2002. This collection documents Dorothea Carus Isserstedt's management of the New York gallery through a small amount of business and personal correspondence; business records regarding acquisitions, sales, and consignments; intentories of artwork and rare books; exhibition catalogs, press clippings, and other printed material; and photographs depicting artwork and exhibition installations.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1974-2000 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Business Records, 1971-1996 (1.8 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Inventories, 1973-2002 (0.6 linear feet; Box 2-3)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1967-1992 (0.6 linear feet; Box 3-4)

Series 5: Photographic Material, 1980s-1990s (4 folders; Box 4)
Biographical / Historical:
The Carus Gallery was founded by Dorothea Carus Isserstedt (1914-2002). The gallery's primary interest was in European Graphic Arts, specifically German Expressionism, and Russian Constructivism. The gallery exhibited works by Alexander Archipenko, Ernst Barlach, Max Beckmann, Heinrich Campendonk, Otto Dix, Lyonel Feininger, Natalia Goncharova, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Alexej Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt, Max Klinger, Kathe Kollowitz, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, László Moholy-Nagy, Marlow Moss, Otto Mueller, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Christian Rohlfs and Egon Schiele.

In 1968, following the death of her parents, Isserstedt opened the Carus Gallery, which was located on the ground level of her home at 243 E 82nd street in New York. The gallery was relocated to Madison Avenue in 1974 and finally to 1044 Madison Avenue where it remained until Isserstedt's retirement in 1996.

Dorothy was born in 1914 in Elberfeld, Germany. She studied art history and archeology at Freiburg University, receiving a doctorate in 1944. Towards the end of World War II Dorothy escaped to East Germany where she settled in Hamburg and found work as a supervisor with the British Forces Network. In 1952 she immigrated to Yorkville, NY where she worked in her father's print and framing shop. Dorothy became an American citizen in 1957.
Provenance:
The records were donated to the Archives in 2004 by Dr. Gheorghe Costinescu and Mrs. Silvelin von Scanzoni Costinescu, the heirs and executors of Dorothy Carus Isserstedt's estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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.
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Carus Gallery Records, 1967-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carugall
See more items in:
Carus Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carugall

Phyllis Freeman research material on artists' manifestos

Creator:
Freeman, Phyllis  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Brucke (Artists' group)  Search this
Société Anonyme  Search this
Extent:
10.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1997
Scope and Contents:
Research materials assembled by Phyllis Freeman, on the subject of 20th century artists' manifestos. Files include research correspondence, mss. drafts of the monograph (never published), "Manifestos in the Visual Arts: Programs and Movements Since 1900," and eight feet of subject files, covering movements and groups such as Abstract Expressionism, American Abstract Artists, Blaue Reiter, Die Brucke, Constructivism, Dadaism, Fluxus, Futurism, MA (Hungarian avant-garde), Mexican murals, Orphism, the Société Anonyme, De Stijl, and Vorticism.
Arrangement:
Arranged into five series: Series: I. Correspondence, II. Writings, III. Subject Files, IV. Projects, V. Printed Materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Phyllis Freeman (1929- 1997) was an art historian, writer and editor in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated in 1997 by Phyllis Freeman's cousin, Nancy Price Freedman, and her husband Morris Freedman.
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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Mexico.  Search this
Die Brücke (Dresden)  Search this
Vorticism  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Blaue Reiter (Group of artists)  Search this
De Stijl (Art movement)  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Orphism (Art)  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.freephyl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freephyl

Art for the masses : Russian revolutionary art from the Merrill C. Berman Collection / produced by Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts ; curator, Darra Goldstein ; catalogue essays, Darra Goldstein & Gail H. Roman

Author:
Goldstein, Darra  Search this
Roman, Gail H  Search this
Williams College Museum of Art  Search this
Davison Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Berman, Merrill C Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1985
C1985
20th century
Topic:
Posters, Russian  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Art, Russian  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Art and revolutions  Search this
Call number:
NC1807.R9 A78 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_331062

Stenberg Brothers : constructing a revolution in Soviet design / by Christopher Mount ; with a essay by Peter Kenez

Author:
Mount, Christopher  Search this
Kenez, Peter  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Stenberg, Vladimir Avgustovich 1899-  Search this
Stenberg, Georgiĭ Avgustovich 1900-1933  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1997
C1997
20th century
Topic:
Film posters  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.S81827x M6 1997
NC1850.S75 M68 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_532181

Ungarische konstruktive Kunst : Düsseldorf Kunstpalast Ehrenhof, 2. Dezember 1979 bis 1. Januar 1980 / [Herausgegeber der Katalogs, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf ; Redaktion Stephan von Wiese]

Author:
Wiese, Stephan von  Search this
Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf  Search this
Physical description:
[35] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Hungary
Date:
1979
[1979]
Topic:
Art, Hungarian  Search this
Constructivism (Art)--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N6820.5.C64 U5 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_647605

ReD

Title:
Revue Devětsil
Author:
Teige, Karel 1900-1951  Search this
Devětsil (Society)  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Czechoslovakia
Date:
1927
1931
20th century
Topic:
Arts  Search this
Literature, Modern  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Constructivism (Architecture)  Search this
Call number:
NX8.C9 R44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_795600

The planar dimension : Europe, 1912-1932 / by Margit Rowell

Title:
Planes
Author:
Rowell, Margit  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1979
20th century
Topic:
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.C64 R68X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_122542

Für die Stimme

Author:
Mayakovsky, Vladimir 1893-1930  Search this
Lissitzky, El 1890-1941  Search this
Beilenhoff, Wolfgang  Search this
Physical description:
61, [40], 4 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Russia
Date:
1973
1923
Topic:
Visual poetry, Russian  Search this
Political poetry, Russian  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Revolutionary poetry  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1070639

Présences polonaises : Witkiewicz, constructivisme, les contemporains : l'art vivant autour du Musée de Łódź : Centre Georges Pompidou, 23 juin-26 septembre 1983

Author:
Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi  Search this
Centre Georges Pompidou  Search this
Subject:
Witkiewicz, Stanisław Ignacy 1885-1939  Search this
Physical description:
335 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Poland
Date:
1983
C1983
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Polish  Search this
Arts, Modern  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Call number:
NX571.P6 P74 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657313

In search of 0,10 : the last Futurist exhibition of painting / edited by Matthew Drutt for the Fondation Beyeler ; with contributions by Anatoly Strigalev, Anna Szech, and Maria Tsantsanoglou ; translations, Antonina W. Bouis, Kenneth MacInnes, Tatyana A. Schmidt ; curator of the exhibition, Matthew Drutt

Title:
In search of Zero, ten
In search of Nolʹ, desiatʹ
Curator:
Drutt, Matthew  Search this
Contributor:
Strigalev, A. A (Anatoliĭ Anatolʹevich)  Search this
Szech, Anna  Search this
Tsantsanoglou, Maria  Search this
Translator:
Bouis, Antonina W.  Search this
Host institution:
Fondation Beyeler  Search this
Subject:
Fondation Beyeler Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
267 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Illustrated works
Place:
Russia
Switzerland
Riehen
Basel
Russia (Federation)
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Suprematism in art  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1073967

Puteshestvie Charli = [Charlie's travels]

Title:
Charlie's travels
Author:
Smirnov, N. G (Nikolaĭ Grigorʹevich)  Search this
Illustrator:
Chichagova, Galina  Search this
Chichagova, Olʹga  Search this
Former owner:
Kendall, Evelyn Way 1893-1979 DSI  Search this
Author:
Evelyn Way Kendall Ballooning and Early Aviation Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Chaplin, Charlie 1889-1977 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
24 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm in envelope 34 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Specimens
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1924
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Call number:
PN2287.C5 S65 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1079925

Constructivism in 20th century art : Sept.-Dec. 1978

Author:
Muzeʼon Tel Aviv  Search this
Physical description:
68 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
1978?
20th century
Topic:
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.C64 M93 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_813118

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