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Friedel Dzubas interviews, 1982 Aug. 5 and 17

Creator:
Dzubas, Friedel, 1915-1994  Search this
Millard, Charles  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Friedel Dzubas interviews, 1982 Aug. 5 and 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Ithaca -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10656
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214242
AAA_collcode_dzubfrie
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214242

Oral history interview with Helen Frankenthaler

Interviewee:
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Names:
Bennington College  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel, 1915-1994  Search this
Feeley, Paul, 1910-1966  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 7 in.)
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Helen Frankenthaler conducted 1968, by Barbara Rose, for the Archives of American Art.
Frankenthaler speaks of studying art at Bennington College with Paul Feeley; the influence of Picasso and Kandinsky on her work; Clement Greenberg and his relationship with Frankenthaler and other artists; studying with Hans Hofmann and Rufino Tamayo; her childhood; meeting Robert Motherwell; the New York School; and Jackson Pollock, his paintings, technique, and influence on her. She also describes her technique, painting on the floor, titles, and color versus drawing. Frankenthaler recalls Grace Hartigan, Friedel Dzubas, Willem de Kooning, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Frankenthaler (1928- 2011) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Sound quality is very poor.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.franke69
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90b67e11d-b1d1-42d3-a80b-e30e34601fd2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franke69
Online Media:

Clement Greenberg papers

Creator:
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Names:
American Committee for Cultural Freedom  Search this
Avedisian, Edward, 1936-2007  Search this
Bannard, Walter Darby, 1934-  Search this
Baziotes, Ethel  Search this
Bush, Jack, 1909-  Search this
Caro, Anthony, 1924-  Search this
Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974  Search this
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Dorazio, Piero, 1927-  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel, 1915-  Search this
Emmerich, André  Search this
Feeley, Paul, 1910-1966  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Fuller, Peter, 1947-1990  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Hosaisson, Philippe  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E.  Search this
Moffett, Kenworth  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-  Search this
O'Faolin, Nuala  Search this
Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007  Search this
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Smith, Kimber, 1922-1981  Search this
Solomon, Deborah  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-  Search this
Truitt, Anne, 1921-2004  Search this
Waddington, Leslie  Search this
Wisenski, Kurt  Search this
Extent:
8.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Interviews
Etchings
Photographs
Reports
Date:
1937-1983
Summary:
The papers of art critic, author, and lecturer Clement Greenberg measure 8.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1983. The bulk of the collection consists of letters from art critics, artists, family, friends, galleries, and museums. Notable correspondents include Jack Bush, Anthony Caro, Richard Diebenkorn, Friedel Dzubas, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Charles Pollock, Jules Olitski, David Smith, and Anne Truitt among others. Also found are biograpical materials, personal business and financial records, an etching by Kurt Wisneski, printed materials, and two reports by Greenberg concerning his travels.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of influential New York art critic Clement Greenberg measure 8.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1983. The bulk of the papers (7 feet) consists of letters from art critics, artists, family, friends, galleries, and museums, with some letters from Greenberg. Correspondents include Edward Avedisian, Darby Bannard, Ethel Baziotes, Jack Bush, Anthony Caro, Gene Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Piero Dorazio, Friedel Dzubas, Andre Emmerich, Paul Feeley, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Goodnough, Adolf Gottleib, Hans Hofmann, Philippe Hosiasson, Jacob Kainen, Rosalind Krauss, Robert Motherwell, Ken Moffett, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Beverly Pepper, Ludwig Sander, David Smith, Kimber Smith, Clyfford Still, Anne Truitt, and Leslie Waddington.

Biographical materials include a transcript of an interview with Greenberg conducted by Deborah Solomon in 1983. Greenberg's personal business and financial records include correspondence regarding his lectures and seminars, requests for his writings, student queries, documents regarding his television and radio appearances, royalty statements, and receipts for gifts of works of art. Also found within business records are documents relating to Greenberg's testimony at the Mark Rothko Trial in 1974.

Artwork consists of one etching by Kurt Wisenski entitled "Spring." The papers contain very few of Greenberg's writings about art. Found are lists of artists, and reports written by Greenberg on the state of art in Japan and India in 1967, likely related to his membership in the American Committee for Cultural Freedom. Printed material includes scattered clippings concerning art and exhibition announcements.

One series of ACCESS RESTRICTED papers contains documents relating to Greenberg's role as a trustee in the David Smith estate; correspondence between Greenberg with Andre Emmerich and Peter Fuller, Nuala O'Faolain, and the Greenberg family; and some financial materials regarding the sale and loan of Greenberg's art collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1950s-1983 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Business and Financial Records, 1940-1983 (Box 1; 12 folders)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1937-1983 (Boxes 1-8; 7 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, 1973 (Box 8; 1 folder)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1967-1983 (Box 8; 3 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1950-1982 (Box 8; 2 folders)

Series 7: David Smith Estate Materials (Boxes 9-11; 1.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Clement Greenberg was a highly influential art critic working in New York City from the 1940s through the 1960s. He was an advocate of modern art, particulary the abstract expressionist movement, and one of the first critics to recognize the significance of Jackson Pollock's work.

Greenberg was born in 1909 to Russian immigrants in Bronx, New York. After graduating from Syracuse University in 1930, he married and had a child, David. He settled in New York City while working at the United States Customs Department as an appraiser.

In the late 1930s, Clement Greenberg attended a meeting of the U.S. Works Progress Administration and heard Hans Hofmann speak of avant-garde art. In 1939, he wrote one of his first important critical pieces "Avant-Garde and Kitsch" for the Partisan Review. Greenberg argued that the avant-garde art movement rose out of the need to defend and maintain high art standards against the decline in taste brought about by America's consumerism and capitalist culture.

In 1940, Greenberg joined Partisan Review as an editor. He became art critic for the Nation in 1942, and was associate editor of Commentary from 1945 until 1957. In December 1950, he joined the CIA-fronted American Committee for Cultural Freedom.

Throughout the 1940s through the 1960s Greenberg continued to write and, in his essays and articles, he promoted the work of Abstract Expressionists, among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hofmann, Barnett Newman, and Clyfford Still. He particularly championed Jackson Pollock. Greenberg wrote several seminal essays that defined his views on art history in the 20th century. "Greenberg on Collage" was one one of his most important.

Greenberg's views on pop art were mixed. He also became less enamored with Abstract Impressionism, particularly the second generation. However, he became very interested in the Color-Field and Hard-Edge painters.

Through the 1960s Greenberg's views informed a younger generation of art critics including Michael Fried and Rosalind E. Krauss. Some writers maintain that Greenberg's views were so well-respected that he had too much of an influence on the world of art. In time, Greenberg's antagonism to Postmodernist theories and other modern art movements caused him to lose much of his credibility among both artists and art critics.

Greenberg died at the age of eighty-five in 1994.

Since his death, letters edited by his widow, Janice Van Horne and a re-evaluation of his writings have helped to restore his reputation within the art world.
Related Material:
The Portland Art Museum holds Clement Greenberg's private art collection as well as a library of exhibition catalogs.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels N69-91, N70-7, and N737). Most, but not all, of these papers were later donated by Greenberg. Loaned materials not donated at a later date remain with the lender and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Clement Greenberg initally lent material for microfilming in 1968-1969. He donated most of this material with additional papers in several accretions between 1984 to 1991.
Restrictions:
This collection is temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing and digitization. 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 critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Japan  Search this
Art -- India  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Interviews
Etchings
Photographs
Reports
Citation:
The Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.greeclep
See more items in:
Clement Greenberg papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9583b0d2a-ad31-4fa9-a3b5-eacce3cb0313
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greeclep
Online Media:

Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Robert Elkon Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002672
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132124

Orlando (Dawn) [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1962
Topic:
Robert Elkon Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002673
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132125

Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Robert Elkon Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002674
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132126

Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Robert Elkon Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002675
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132127

Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Robert Elkon Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002676
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132128

Round Abstract [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Robert Elkon Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002677
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132129

Magic [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1961
Topic:
Robert Elkon Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002678
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132130

Monk [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1960
Topic:
Robert Elkon Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002679
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132131

Temptation [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Robert Elkon Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002680
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132132

Janet Solinger and Abram Lerner

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Solinger, Janet W  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Resident Associates Program  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
November 11, 1975
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Women  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Standard number:
96-1374
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8418

Presentation of Painting "Trough" by Friedel Dzubas to Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Solinger, Janet W  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Resident Associates Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1975
November 11, 1975
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [96-1374]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396553

Friedel Dzubas Patricia L Lewy

Author:
Lewy, Patricia L  Search this
Author:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994 Paintings Selections  Search this
Physical description:
393 pages (some folded) illustrations (chiefly color) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116171

Friedel Dzubas lecture "Pop art, what?"

Creator:
Dzubas, Friedel, 1915-1994  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1964 February 3
Citation:
Friedel Dzubas. Friedel Dzubas lecture "Pop art, what?", 1964 February 3. Barbara Rose papers, 1962-circa 1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15367
See more items in:
Barbara Rose papers, 1962-circa 1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15367

Interview with Friedel Dzubas

Creator:
Dzubas, Friedel, 1915-1994  Search this
Millard, Charles  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1982 August
Citation:
Friedel Dzubas and Charles Millard. Interview with Friedel Dzubas, 1982 August. Friedel Dzubas interviews, 1982 Aug. 5 and 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19366
See more items in:
Friedel Dzubas interviews, 1982 Aug. 5 and 17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19366

Works by Friedel Dzubas : June 7, 1987-August 16, 1987, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art / Joseph H. Driscoll III, curator ; catalogue edited by Karen Wilkin ; essays by Kenworth Moffett ... [et al.]

Author:
Wilkin, Karen 1940-  Search this
Moffett, Kenworth  Search this
Nassau County Museum of Fine Art (N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[44] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
C1987
Call number:
N40.1.D998 D7 1987
N40.1.D998D7 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390632

Joseph H. Hirshhorn archival audio collection, 1969-1986 [sound recording]

Author:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Cooper, E. J  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Banker, Stephen  Search this
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Neel, Alice 1900-1984  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Affee, Mikey  Search this
Percival, John  Search this
Hirshhorn, Gordon  Search this
Subject:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Neel, Alice 1900-1984  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden History  Search this
Physical description:
approximately 20 sound cassettes and sound tape reels
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Sources
Place:
United States
Date:
1969
1969-1986
Topic:
Art--Collectors and collecting--History  Search this
Call number:
Disc 000633
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_912574

Friedel Dzubas : paintings : November 1959 : French and Company, Inc

Author:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994-  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[6] p. : ill. ; 21 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1959
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND237.D95 A4 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_744003

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