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Barbara Swan letters to Rosalind and Edwin Miller

Creator:
Swan, Barbara, 1922-  Search this
Names:
Alpha Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Fink, Aaron, 1955-  Search this
Fink, Alan, 1925-  Search this
Fink, Joanna Elizabeth, 1958-  Search this
Gustin, Dan  Search this
Miller, Edwin Haviland  Search this
Miller, Rosalind S., 1923-  Search this
Milton, Peter, 1930-  Search this
Sexton, Anne  Search this
Stevovich, Andrew, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1991
Scope and Contents:
Swan, writing to her friends Rosalind and Edwin Miller, discusses her husband Alan Fink's positions as an art dealer and owner of the Alpha Gallery in Boston, mentioning artists Milton Avery, Gregory Gillespie, Don Gustin, Ellsworth Kelly, Boris Mirski, and Andy Stevovich. She writes also about her son Aaron's art career and daughter Joanna's career as assistant to Alan, her health problems dealing with lupus, family vacations and activities with Swan's mother and aunt, Peter and Edith Milton, and Bernard and Ninion Chaet, her numerous trips to New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for various art openings; and her friendship with poet Anne Sexton.
Other topics include her painting career, including illustrating Sexton's versions of Grimm's fairytales, portraits of various friends and commissions, exhibitions, painting style, and inspirations for her bottle and quarry reflection paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Swan, a painter, draftsman, and lithographer from Boston, Mass., was friends of Rosalind Miller, a professor of psychiatric social work at Columbia University, and Edwin Miller, a Walt Whitman scholar and biographer of Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Millers are collectors of American textiles.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Rosalind Miller.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.swanbarb
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-swanbarb

Aaron Fink : out of the ordinary / Aaron Fink ; text by Eleanor Heartney

Title:
Out of the ordinary
Author:
Fink, Aaron 1955-  Search this
Heartney, Eleanor 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Fink, Aaron 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
216 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_726859

Aaron Fink : recent paintings

Author:
Fink, Aaron 1955-  Search this
Mitchell, Ben  Search this
Alpha Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Fink, Aaron 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
[23] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
Call number:
ND237.F432 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748330

Aaron Fink, recent paintings

Author:
Fink, Aaron 1955-  Search this
Kury, Gloria  Search this
Alpha Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Fink, Aaron 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
[23] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
ND237.F432 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_792775

Aaron Fink, recent paintings

Author:
Fink, Aaron 1955-  Search this
Heartney, Eleanor 1954-  Search this
Alpha Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Fink, Aaron 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
C2005
Call number:
ND237.F432 A4 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_792813

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