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Oral history interview with Allan Frumkin, 1970 Apr. 14

Interviewee:
Frumkin, Allan, 1926-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Gallery owners -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12930
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212684
AAA_collcode_frumki70
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212684

Oral history interview with Dennis Adrian

Interviewee:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny  Search this
Names:
Akron Art Museum  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Madison Art Center  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
University of Chicago -- Students  Search this
Acconci, Vito, 1940-  Search this
Achilles, Rolf  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy, 1921-1982  Search this
Artner, Alan G.  Search this
Barnes, Robert, 1934-  Search this
Baum, Don, 1922-  Search this
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Carlson, Victor I.  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510-1554  Search this
Dubuffet  Search this
Florsheim, Lillian H.  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Garver, Thomas H.  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hanson, Philip, 1943-  Search this
Hoffman, Rhona, 1934-  Search this
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Kind, Phyllis, 1933-2018  Search this
Leaf, June, 1929-  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Maxon, John, 1916-  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Nicholson, Natasha, 1945-  Search this
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Petlin, Irving, 1934-2018  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara, 1940-  Search this
Schulze, Franz, 1927-2019  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Spero, Nancy, 1926-2009  Search this
Swinton, Tilda  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-  Search this
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900  Search this
Wiles, Bertha Harris, 1896-  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (4 hr., 18 min.), digital, wav)
173 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2015 October 8-9
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Dennis Adrian conducted 2015 October 8-9, by Lanny Silverman, for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project, at Adrian's home in Seaside, Oregon.
Adrian speaks of growing up in Astoria; traveling to Chicago and New York; Cannon Beach; aging and getting older; his origins; curators and curating; visual sensibilities; the Portland Public Library; opera; his parents, grandparents, and family; Finnish sensibility and humor; Portland Art Museum and classes for children; curator as voyeur; credit and accomplishments; hands on experiences; Artforum; art history; attending University of Chicago; homosexuality and coming out; looted European masterworks; Botticelli; exposure to real art; connoisseurship; collectors and collecting; a Robert Louis Stevenson letter; violin making; growing into yourself; Chicago; war; New York University; Frumkin Gallery; New York; the art world; Madison Art Center; Akron Art Museum; friendship and role models; Art Institute of Chicago; meeting Mies van der Rohe; meeting idols; education; Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Monster Roster; traveling; Chicago art politics; writing and critics; Eurocentric curators; Chicago as an undervalued city; Dog Day Afternoon; discovering art; New York sightings; and experiences running into artists. Adrian also recalls Roger Brown, Ruth Horwich, Gilda Buchbinder, Don Baum, Sherman Lee, Victor Carlson, Peter Voulkos, Lawrence Alloway, Rhona Hoffman, Allan Frumkin, June Leaf, Leon Golub, Jeremy Anderson, Robert Barnes, Tom Garver, Bruce Conner, Natasha Nicholson, H. C. Westermann, Franz Schulze, Bertha Harris Wiles, Muriel Newman, Aaron James Spire, Lillian Florsheim, John Maxon, Greg Knight, P.B. Maryan, Philip Pearlstein, Sylvia Sleigh, Nancy Spero, Irving Petlin, John Coplans, Alan Artner, Alice Shaddle, Phyllis Kind, Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell, Tilda Swinton, Leo Castelli, Philip Guston, Dubuffet, Pussy Pepke, Bumpy Rogers, Barbara Rossi, Christina Ramberg, Philip Hanson, Miyoko Ito, Mark Jackson, Rolf Achilles, and Vito Acconci.
Biographical / Historical:
Dennis Adrian (1937- ) is an art critic, educator, and curator in Chicago, Illinois. Lanny Silverman (1947- ) is a curator at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art thefts -- Europe  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.adrian15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adrian15

Oral history interview with Beverly Mayeri

Interviewee:
Mayeri, Beverly, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
San Francisco State University -- Students  Search this
Sausalito Art Center  Search this
Susan Cummins Gallery  Search this
University of California, Berkeley -- Students  Search this
Adams, George  Search this
Argüelles, Jose  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Bohn, Diana  Search this
Breschi, Karen  Search this
Chen-Ting, Mimi  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen, 1933-2011  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Goldstein, David  Search this
Gruber, Wendy  Search this
Marler, Peter  Search this
Styles, Marilyn  Search this
Turkel, Marni  Search this
Van Dyke, Gail  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2007 September 15-October 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Beverly Mayeri conducted 2007 September 15 and October 3, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Mayeri's studio, in Sausalito, California.
An interview of Beverly Mayeri, conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's studio in Mill Valley, California, on September 15, 2007 and October 3, 2007. Mayeri speaks of her childhood in New Jersey; the artistic and creative activities of her parents; her mother, who was a watercolorist; her father, who was an inventor, woodworker, and artist; enjoying setting up and conducting biology experiments in high school; working as an intern marine biologist between senior year of high school and freshman year of college; attending the University of California, Berkeley and receiving her degree in zoology; becoming interested in clay during her senior year at Berkeley; her marriage, daughter, and time spent in New York City where she was unable to focus on ceramics; participating in classes and workshops at the Sausalito Art Center upon her return to California; her early functional, production work; being inspired by Karen Breschi's work, which led to the Mother series; working from her garage; attending graduate school at San Francisco State University; reading Erich Neumann's "The Great Mother" and becoming interested in the psychological world within individuals and expressing that through art; the development of the checkerboard theme in her work; expressing a personal truth that others will recognize in themselves; the prevalence of faces, animals, patterns, and texture in her work; portraiture and anatomy; working with dark clay; exploring environmental themes; the connection between expressing both human and environmental frailty; the cyclical nature of her work in returning to previous themes; conveying stillness versus gesture; her experience with galleries, including Susan Cummins Gallery, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, and Ivory Kimpton Gallery; the freedom of working with acrylic paint as opposed to glaze; and becoming more involved in environmental activism. Mayeri also recalls Peter Marler, Marni Turkel, Diana Bohn, Marilyn Stiles, Steven De Staebler, Robert Arneson, José Argüelles, Wendy Gruber, Mimi Chen-Ting, Gail Van Dyke, Daniel Goldstein, Allan Frumkin, George Adams, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Beverly Mayeri (1944- ) is a ceramist in Mill Valley, California. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 34 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.
Topic:
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.mayeri07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayeri07

Oral history interview with Allan Frumkin

Interviewee:
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 7 in.)
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1970 Apr. 14
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Allan Frumkin conducted 1970 Apr. 14, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Allan Frumkin (1927-2002) was an art dealer from New York, N.Y. Owned Allan Frumkin Gallery.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Gallery owners -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.frumki70
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-frumki70

Oral history interview with Beverly Mayeri, 2007 September 15-October 3

Interviewee:
Mayeri, Beverly, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Adams, George  Search this
Argüelles, Jose  Search this
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Bohn, Diana  Search this
Breschi, Karen  Search this
Chen-Ting, Mimi  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Goldstein, David  Search this
Gruber, Wendy  Search this
Marler, Peter  Search this
Styles, Marilyn  Search this
Turkel, Marni  Search this
Van Dyke, Gail  Search this
San Francisco State University  Search this
Sausalito Art Center  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Susan Cummins Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13658
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273508
AAA_collcode_mayeri07
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_273508
Online Media:

Frumkin, Allan

Collection Creator:
Swetzoff Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1965
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.
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:
Swetzoff Gallery records, 1941-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Swetzoff Gallery Records
Swetzoff Gallery Records / Series 3: Named Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-swetgall-ref104

Letters

Collection Creator:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet (Boxes 1-3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1995, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Letters found here 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. Some of the folders contain letters from a single correspondent, and some contain a range of correspondents, all of whom are not listed in the folder title.

See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 2.
Arrangement note:
The letters are arranged alphabetically by name of sender.
Appendix: Correspondents from Series 2:
What follows is a complete list of correspondents from Series 2: Letters, which supplements the container list in the finding aid. This list also contains details about the letters sent by each individual listed.

Correspondents Identified by First Name Only

Ab: 1962 (1 postcard)

Alice: 1972-1974 (2 letters)

Barb: undated (1 postcard)

Carleen: 1982 (1 postcard)

Carlotta: 1992 (1 letter to Jenny Lee)

Carol: 1989 (1 letter)

Cathy: undated (1 postcard)

Charley: undated (1 letter)

Clary?: 1995 (1 Christmas card to Jenny Lee)

Clay: 1971 (1 postcard)

Diana: 1971 (1 postcard)

Dolores: 1989 (1 letter)

Doug, Sarah, Molly, and Sam: undated (1 letter)

E., D., and L.: 1990 (1 postcard)

Eddie: 1992 (1 illustrated Christmas card)

Edward: undated (1 postcard)

Ernie: 1980 (1 letter)

Grace?: 1972 (1 postcard)

Honey, Francis, Nick, and Carol: 1995(1 Christmas card to Jenny Lee)

Isabelle: undated (1 letter)

Jeanne: 1987 (2 postcards)

Jeff: undated (1 postcard)

Jeffery: 1979 (1 postcard)

Jennifer: 1987 (1 postcard)

Jim: 1976 (1 letter)

Jin: undated (1 postcard)

Joanna: undated (1 postcard)

Joyce: 1992 (1 postcard)

Kate: 1972 (1 postcard)

Ken and Freida: 1972-1986 (2 letters)

Marina and Bruce: 1987-1989 (1 Christmas card and 2 postcards)

Marion: 1978 (1 postcard)

Martin: 1989-1990 (2 postcards)

Michael: 1985 (1 postcard)

Moira?: 1980 (1 postcard)

Ninette: 1962 (1 postcard)

Patsy: 1985 (1 postcard)

Rene: 1977 (1 postcard)

Roberta: undated (1 postcard)

Robyn: 1988-1989 (2 letters)

Roger and Harriet: undated (1 illustrated postcard)

Ross: 1990 (1 letter)

Sevin?: undated (1 postcard)

Steve: undated and 1994 (4 postcards)

Tom: undated (1 postcard)

Tony: 1978 (1 letter)

Wolfgang: undated (1 postcard)

Correspondents Identified by Surname

Advanced Design: 1989 (1 letter)

Agee, Jon and Carol: undated and 1982-1991 (6 letters, including 2 transparencies and 2 illustrated letters)

Albert, Calvin: 1974 (one postcard with photograph of Albert)

Allan Frumkin Gallery, Inc.: see Frumkin: Allan Frumkin Gallery, Inc.

Allison, Ann: 1964-1976 (2 letters)

American Art and Antiquities: 1978 (1 letter)

American Iris Society: 1988 (1 letter)

American Journal of Archaeology: 1970 (1 letter)

American National Red Cross: 1947 (1 letter)

American Turkish Society: 1973 (1 invitation)

Ames, Arthur: 1938 (1 letter)

AOI Construction, Inc.: 1986 (1 letter)

Archaeological Institute of America, New York Society: 1979 (5 letters)

Archaeometry: 1979 (1 letter)

Archives of American Art: 1976-1991 (5 letters)

Archives of the New York School: 1989 (1 letter)

Art Dealers Association of America, Inc.: 1979 (1 letter)

Art Edifices Enterprises: 1976-1979 (2 letters)

Art for Mexico: 1986 (1 letter)

Art in America: undated (1 letter)

Artists for CORE: 1965 (1 letter)

Artists for SEDF

(Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality, Inc.): 1967-1968 (3 letters)

Arts Commission of San Francisco: 1988 (1 letter)

Aruz, Joanna: 1972-1986 (4 letters)

Ashford: 1 undated photograph of children

Ashton, Dore and Matti: undated (1 illustrated postcard to Jenny Lee)

Atasoy, Sumer: undated and 1970-1972 (3 letters)

Auerbach, Dorthy: 1989-1990 (2 letters)

Australian National Gallery: see Graham, Lanier

Axe, Martin: undated and 1985-1987 (3 letters)

B., F.: 1964 (1 postcard)

Barger, Illia: 1989 (1 letter including a photograph of an art work)

Barnes Foundation: 1985 (1 letter)

Barnett: David Barnett Gallery: 1971-1973 (4 letters, including a photograph of art work by Kadish)

Barnoya, Miguel Benedict: 1982 (1 letter)

Baskin, David: 1991 (1 letter with illustrated envelope and 6 picture postcards)

Beckmann, Hannes: 1969 (1 letter)

Beeblitz, Patricia: 1972 (1 letter)

Bell, Leland: see Parsons School of Design

Benson, Elaine M.. (Benson Gallery): 1975 (1 letter and 1 postcard)

Berns, Lea: 1964 (1 postcard)

Biddle, George: 1943 (1 telegram)

Bigman, Stephanie: 1963 (1 letter)

Bilimer, Sudiba: 1971 (1 letter)

Binh: Madame Binh Graphics Collective: 1980 (1 letter); see Kadish, Reuben

Blane, Marc: 1978 (1 postcard)

Bloom, Charles L.: 1938 (envelope only)

Blum, Judy: 1967 (1 postcard)

Board of Education, Newark, N.J.: 1957 (1 letter)

Bohen, Barbara: 1973 (1 letter)

Borgenicht: Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Inc.: 1977-1993 (16 letters)

Borgenicht, Lois: see Reim, Johannes

Bourne, Robert B.: 1989-1992 (5 letters)

Braczyk, Robert: 1982-1987 (2 letters containing an exhibition announcement and 2 photographs of art work)

Brandt, Warren: 1973-1981 (1 letter and 1 exhibition announcement)

Braunstein, V.: undated (1 letter)

Briggs, Eta and A.: undated and 1962-1969 (3 letters)

Bromberg, Prof. (State University College, New Paltz, N.Y.): see Kadish, Reuben

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1979 (2 letters)

Brooklyn Museum: 1961 (1 letter)

Budnik, Dan: undated and 1989 (1 postcard and 1 exhibition announcement)

Burchfield, Joe and Diana: undated (1 Christmas card)

Burne, Bob: 1985-1986 (2 Christmas cards)

Buto, Gian: undated (1 postcard)

Cadwalader, Stephen: 1984-1991 (5 letters)

Canizaro, James T.: undated and 1966 (2 letters)

Capper's Frames & Prints, Inc.: 1967 (1 letter)

Carlsson Gallery, Inc.: 1966 (1 letter)

Carnegie Institute: 1962 (1 letter)

Carpenter, Scott: undated and 1988-1990 (4 letters)

Carrara, Dominique: 1988 (1 postcard)

Cashen, J. F.: undated (1 letter)

CDS Gallery: 1995 (envelope only; addressed to Jenny Lee)

Century Gallery: see Feitelson

Chang, Songsri: see Wong, Jimmy

Cherry, Herman: 1958-1992 (39 letters); see Writings

Chui, Kam Wah: 1984-1985 (2 Christmas cards)

Click, Ashley: 1988 (1 letter)

Cohn, Susanne: 1986-1991 (3 letters)

Committee of Artists for Greek Relief: 1968 (1 letter)

Constan, Eugene: undated and 1981-1982 (3 postcards); see Kadish, Reuben

Contreras, Belisario: 1976 (2 letters)

Cooper Union: 1962-1991 (19 letters)

Copley, Al L.: 1980-1989 (1 letter and 1 postcard)

CORE (Congress of Racial Equality): 1963 (1 letter)

Corwin, Arthur Hill: 1989 (1 letter)

Crawford: undated (envelope only)

David Barnett Gallery: see Barnett: David Barnett Gallery

Davis, Bruce: 1987 (1 letter)

Davis, Jane: 1960-1989 (5 letters)

Davis, Penny: 1990-1991 (2 letters)

Dehner, Dorothy: undated (2 letters)

Democratic National Committee: undated (envelope only)

Dervish, Melek: 1972 (1 letter from Dervish and a letter to him from Barbara Kadish)

Dillon, Tracey: 1984-1988 (2 postcards)

Dlugoszewski, Lucia: undated (1 letter)

Dolan/Maxwell Gallery: 1988 (memorial for Stanley William Hayter)

Donahue, Jim: 1991 (1 postcard)

Doyon-Bernard, Suzette J.: 1991 (2 letters)

Drummond, L.: 1976 (1 letter)

Duback, Charles: undated (1 letter)

Dugmore, Edward and Eadie: undated and 1959-1992 (18 letters)

Einstein: G. W. Einstein Co., Inc.: 1991-1992 (7 letters)

Elston Fine Arts: 1991 (4 letters)

Elvehjem Art Center: 1975-1977 (2 letters)

Engelman, Martin: 1987 (1 letter)

Erim, Kenan: 1964-1971 (4 letters)

Fanshel, Florence: 1969 (1 letter)

Federal Works Agency: 1938 (1 letter)

Feitelson, R. (Century Gallery): 1934 (1 letter)

Feldman, Florence: 1991 (1 letter)

Feltus, Alan: see Irwin, Lani

Finkelstein, Henry: 1980 (1 letter)

Fishman, N. Michael: 1987-1990 (1 letter and 1 Christmas card)

Flinn, Karen, Tom, and Chris: 1984 (1 Christmas card)

Ford Foundation: 1959 (1 letter)

Fordham University: 1975 (1 letter)

Foundry Unit: 1985 (1 brochure)

Fourcade, Droll, Inc.: 1975 (1 letter)

Fox, George: see Lee, Jenny

Fredericks, Karen: 1981 (1 postcard)

Fribourg Office du Livre (Suisse): 1976 (1 letter)

Friedlander, Angela: 1986 (1 letter)

Friends of Figurative Sculpture: 1988 (1 exhibition announcement)

Frumkin: Allan Frumkin Gallery, Inc.: 1974 (1 letter)

G. W. Einstein Co., Inc.: see Einstein: G. W. Einstein Co., Inc.

Galerie de Seine: 1981 (1 letter)

Galerie Silvia Menzel: see Menzel: Galerie Silvia Menzel

Gallo, Bill: 1988 (autographed scarf illustrated with New York baseball players)

Gardere, Paul and Marcia: undated and 1972-1989 (1 letter and 2 postcards)

Garrett, Zena: 1985-1987 (2 Christmas cards)

Georgia Museum of Art: 1969 (1 letter)

Gerard, C. H. Coster: 1990 (1 letter)

German, Mrs. Ulker: 1970-1972 (3 letters)

Gerstenblith, Patty: 1972-1973 (6 letters)

Gnazzo: see Roecker and Gnazzo

Goerits, Mathias: 1973 (1 letter written on 2 photographs of art work)

Goldberg, Lenore: 1987 (1 postcard)

Goldman, Shifra: see Kadish, Reuben

Gollay & Rosenblatt: 1971-1981 (3 letters)

Gormley, Alice M.: 1982 (1 letter)

Gould, Paul and Lil: 1990 (1 letter, including a photograph of their home and brochures about Florida)

Gouquet-Yurewutz, Claire and Julie: 1970 (1 postcard)

Grace Borgenicht Gallery: see Borgenicht: Grace Borgenicht Gallery

Graham Gallery, Ltd.: 1962-1967 (2 letters)

Graham, Lanier (Australian National Gallery): 1984-1990 (12 letters)

Greenfield-Sanders, Timothy: 1982 (1 postcard)

Greyhound Travel Services, Inc.: 1990 (1 letter)

Guggenheim Gallery: 1986-1987 (5 letters, including a contract, floor-plan, and clippings)

Guggenheim, John: see Kadish, Reuben

Guston, Philip: undated and 1936-1976 (20 letters, including one with an illustration)

Hackman, William: 1989 (1 letter)

Hagel, Hansel and Otto: undated and 1938 (1 letter and 1 photograph of a landscape used as a Christmas card)

Hague, R.: 1969-1975 (2 letters)

Hampton Day School: 1969-1970 (2 letters)

Harris, George: 1947 (1 letter)

Hauptmann, H. (Freie Universitat Berlin): 1973 (1 letter)

Hayter, Stanley William: 1967 (1 letter and 1 illustrated Christmas card) see: Dolan/Maxwell Gallery; see Reddy, Krishna

Haywood, Richard M.: 1966 (1 letter to Prof. Downes)

Heliker, John: undated (1 exhibition announcement)

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art: see Johnson: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Hesse, Brian: 1970 (1 letter)

Hiler, Hilaire: 1941-1965 (4 letters)

Hios, Theo: 1987 (1 letter)

Hirsh, Hy: 1960 (1 letter)

Holloway: Jan Holloway Gallery: 1987 (1 letter)

Hong Ying Restaurant: 1989 (1 letter)

Houstoun, Pud: 1983-1986 (1 letter, including a resume and photograph of family, and 1 postcard)

Hunterdon Art Center: 1981 (1 letter)

Hurlburt, Larry: 1978-1980 (1 letter and 1 postcard) see Mexican Muralists in the United States

Ilya Schor Foundation, Inc.: see Schor: Ilya Schor Foundation, Inc.

Independent Curators, Inc.: 1988-[1990] (2 letters)

Ironmite Corporation: see Lee, Jenny

Irwin, Lani, and Alan Feltus: 1974-1986 (3 letters)

Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica: 1988-1990 (5 letters, including one in Spanish)

Jackman: undated (envelope only)

Jamaica Center: 1975 (2 letters)

Jan Holloway Gallery: see Holloway: Jan Holloway Gallery

Johnson, Daniel LaRue: 1991 (1 letter)

Johnson: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art: 1987 (5 letters)

Johnson, Una E.: 1978 (1 letter)

Jorgensen, Henry and Elizabeth: 1964-1985 (6 family photograph Christmas cards)

Judah L. Magnes Museum: see Magnes: Judah L. Magnes Museum

Kadish, Barbara: undated and 1963-1974 (19 letters to Hilda O'Connell)

Kadish, Dan: 1964-1973 (6 letters, including one with illustrations, and 3 photographs of art work)

Kadish, David: 1990 (1 letter)

Kadish, Frank and Lorain: 1983-1991 (6 letters)

Kadish, Jonathan: 1970-1973 (3 letters)

Kadish, Julian: 1970 (1 letter)

Kadish, Kennan: 1970-1990 (4 letters, including one to Jenny Lee)

Kadish, Morris [Moishe] and Ruth: 1973-1998 (28 letters); see Kadish, Reuben

Kadish, Philip: undated and 1990 (1 letter and 1 postcard)

Kadish, Reuben, to Binh: Madame Binh Graphics Collective: 1982 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Bromberg, Prof. (State University College, New Paltz, N.Y.): 1968 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Constan, Eugene: undated (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Goldman, Shifra: undated (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Guggenheim, John: 1986-1987 (3 letters)

Kadish, Reuben, to Kadish family: 1990 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Kadish, Ruth and Moishe: 1984 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Kyle, Mr.: 1967 (2 letters)

Kadish, Reuben, to Lee, Jenny: 1987-1992 (66 letters)

Kadish, Reuben, to Mayer, Musa (Ingie): [1988] (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Mitchel, Julio: 1988 (1 postcard)

Kadish, Reuben, to Page, Lee: 1981 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Pound, Brandy: undated (2 letters)

Kadish, Reuben, to Reed, Susan: 1992 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Rodriguez family: undated and 1989 (2 letters)

Kadish, Reuben, to Spring, Bob: 1992 (1 letter)

Kaufman, B. John: undated (5 photographs of art work)

Kean College of New Jersey: 1981 (1 letter)

Kenkeleba House, Inc.: 1987 (2 letters and an exhibition announcement)

Kettenbach, Friedel: 1985 (1 Christmas card)

Klayman, Toby Judith: 1981 (1 letter)

Klinger, Randy: 1988 (1 letter)

Kohn, Gabe: 1959-1962 (6 letters)

Krafft, Jo: undated (1 letter)

Kroeplin, Jim: 1974 (1 letter)

Kupferman, Lawrence: 1943-1944 (6 letters)

Kyle, Thomas: see Kadish, Reuben; see Museum of Contemporary Crafts

L., Howard: 1980 (1 letter)

Lacy, Bill: see Lee, Jenny

Landmark Gallery, Inc.: 1977-1978 (2 letters)

Langsner, Jules: undated and 1937-1963 (36 letters, including a photograph of a railroad yard, and 9 photographs of Delhi, India)

Lebt?, Bill: 1967 (1 letter)

Lee, Jenny: undated and 1985-1992 (61 letters, including clippings, exhibition announcements, 2 books -- Dreams: Visions of the Night -- by David Coxhead and Susan Hiller, and -- Italian Renaissance Sculpture -- by John Pope-Hennessy, and 8 photographs of the Watts Towers; 7 letters are illustrated); see Kadish, Reuben. Letters to: Fox, George: 1987 (1 letter); Lacy, Bill: 1987 (1 letter); McNamara, Mary: 1987 (1 letter); Miller, Lee Ann (Cooper Union): 1987 (1 letter)

Leggist?, Gihuan: 1937 (1 letter)

Lehman: Herbert H. Lehman College: 1976 (1 letter)

Leong, Jim: 1990 (1 letter, including a resume)

Lesher, Derek: 1992 (1 letter)

Levine, Marsha: undated and 1973-1986 (12 letters)

Life -- magazine: 1944-1960 (2 letters)

Lightfoot, Cathy: 1981 (1 exhibition announcement)

Littlefield, William H.: 1969 (1 letter)

Los Angeles Sanatorium and Expatients Home: 1936 (1 letter)

Lukela?, Bob: 1962 (1 postcard)

Lynch, Bill: undated and 1991 (6 postcards and 1 letter, all illustrated)

Madame Binh Graphics Collective: see Binh: Madame Binh Graphics Collective

Magnes: Judah L. Magnes Museum: undated (1 letter)

Magnus, Rhonda: 1990 (1 illustrated letter)

Mallary, R.: 1938 (1 letter)

Mandel, Johanna and Aaron: 1974-1991 (3 letters, including a photograph of children)

Manhattanville College: 1969-1971 (3 letters)

Manning: undated (1 Christmas card)

Marciano, Shirley: 1964-1970 (6 letters)

Marcus, Joel: 1977 (1 letter)

Marrero, Onelio: 1988 (1 letter)

Marsh, Catherine: 1990 (1 letter)

Martin, Fletcher: 1937-1979 (4 letters, including one illustration)

Masini, Donna, and William Pitt Root: 1987-1991 (3 letters, including a decorated frame and photograph)

Mason, William and Melanie: 1984

Matisse, Henri: 1948 (photocopy of letter from Matisse to Mr. Clifford)

Matlin, David and Gail: 1981-1990 (2 letters)

Mayer, Musa (Ingie): 1987-1989 (5 letters); see Kadish, Reuben

McCoy, Sande (nee Pollock): undated and 1935-1986 (6 letters)

McDermott, Paul M.: 1972 (1 letter)

McFadden, Elizabeth: 1984 (1 letter)

McGowan, Mary Beth: 1988 (1 letter)

McH.: undated (1 letter to E. E. L.)

McHale, Rachel: 1990 (1 Christmas card and 1 postcard)

McLaughlin, Janie: 1967-1968 (3 letters and 1 postcard)

McNamara, Mary: see Lee, Jenny

Meert, Joseph: see Potter, Jeffrey

Menil Collection: 1989 (1 letter)

Menzel: Galerie Silvia Menzel: 1987 (2 exhibition catalogs)

Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1975- 1986 (2 letters)

Mexican Muralists in the United States: Their Work and Influence (NEH research project): 1980-1982 (7 letters)

Michigan State University: 1966 (1 letter)

Millburn Corporation: 1988 (1 announcement for New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium)

Miller, Lee Ann (Cooper Union): see Lee, Jenny

Mills, J. D.: 1984-1986 (3 Christmas cards)

Ministero per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali: 1989 (2 letters in Spanish)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1959 (2 letters)

Mirski, Boris: 1945 (1 letter)

Mitchel, Julio: see Kadish, Reuben

Montgomery family: 1973-1986 (14 letters, including 19 photographs of family members and sculpture)

Moore, Lucile and Jim Al: 1985-1986 (2 Christmas cards)

Morgan, Dane D.: 1963 (1 letter)

Moss, Tobey C.: 1986 (1 letter)

Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo: 1959 (1 letter)

Museum of Contemporary Crafts: 1967 (1 letter)

Museum of Modern Art: 1963 (1 letter)

Mythic Arts Africa: 1987 (1 letter from Jenny Lee)

National Academy of Design: undated (1 letter)

National Gallery of Art: 1975 (1 letter)

National Geographic Society: undated (1 form letter)

National Museum of American Art: 1986-1990 (7 letters)

National Social Welfare Assembly, Inc.: 1967 (1 letter)

NBC News: undated (1 letter)

Neininger, Urban and Jean: undated and 1937-1989 (28 letters)

Nemanic, Todd: 1981 (1 exhibition announcement)

Newark Museum: 1968 (1 letter)

Newark Public School of Fine and Industrial Art: undated and 1956-1960 (4 letters)

Newbill, Al: 1976-1987 (4 letters)

New Jersey State Council on the Arts: 1989 (1 letter)

New Jersey State Museum: 1976-1991 (10 letters)

New York Civil Liberties Union: 1972 (1 postcard)

New York Studio School: 1971-1977 (5 letters)

New York University: 1963 (1 letter)

North Jersey Cultural Council: 1970-1974 (2 letters)

O'Connell, Hilda: undated and 1963-1990 (18 letters); see Kadish, Barbara

Odate, Gerlinde: 1966-1974 (2 letters, including one with an illustration)

O'Keeffe, Georgia: see Stark, Leonard

Oles, James: 1991 (1 postcard)

Oord, A. and B.: 1984 (1 postcard)

Oregon: University of Oregon: 1973-1976 (4 letters)

Pace, Stephen: 1976-1987 (1 letter and an exhibition announcement)

Page, Lee: see Kadish, Reuben

Panero, Lorenza (Laurie): 1989-1991 (1 letter enclosing a typescript "The Three Masters of Mexican Muralism and Their Impact on the Development of American Art", and 1 exhibition announcement in Spanish)

Parsons School of Design: 1991 (1 announcement for memorial for Leland Bell)

Pekarsky, Mel: 1992 (7 letters)

Perrone, Francis S., M.D.: 1972 (1 invoice)

Phillips, Bill and Helen: 1947-1981 (2 letters and a press release)

Pollock: see McCoy, Sande

Pollock, Charles and Sylvia: undated and 1972-1990 (18 letters)

Pollock, Jackson: 1944-1947 (5 letters)

Pollock-Krasner Foundation: 1988-1992 (6 letters)

Polyn, Winifred: 1989 (1 postcard)

Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J.: 1979 (1 letter)

Potter, Jeffrey: 1990-1991 (2 letters, including a typescript "A Note on Joseph Meert")

Pound, Brandy: 1976 (1 letter); see Kadish, Reuben

Preston, Joanna: 1969-1989 (11 letters)

Printmaking Workshop: 1976-1980 (4 letters)

Pritchard, Norman: 1976 (1 Christmas card)

Provost, Larry: 1990 (1 letter)

Pye, Elizabeth: 1970 (1 letter)

Queens College: 1969 (2 letter)

Racz, David: undated (1 postcard)

Rantz, Clark T.: 1979 (1 letter)

Rapee, George and Jody: 1992 (1 letter)

Reddy, Krishna: 1974-1980 (1 letter and 9 letters from other concerning Reddy, including one letter from Stanley William Hayter)

Reed, Susan: see Kadish, Reuben

Reim, Johannes and Lois Borgenicht: 1987 (1 birth announcement)

Renfro, Claudia: undated and 1988-1992 (7 letters, including an illustrated Christmas card)

Resika, Paul: 1989 (1 postcard)

Richards: 1990 (2 photographs of a man with a child)

Richardson, Louise and Joe: undated and 1985-1986 (1 letter and 3 Christmas cards)

Ringwood Manor Association of Arts: 1975 (1 letter)

Ripton, June and James: 1984-1986 (3 Christmas cards)

Rodriguez, Melinda and Nickolas: 1989-1991 (4 letters, including a photograph of Nickolas); see Kadish, Reuben

Roecker and Gnazzo: 1986 (1 postcard)

Root, William Pitt: see Masini, Donna

Ross, Tim: 1985 (illustrated New Year's announcement)

Ru, Ridley: see San, Tamar

Ruben, Richards: 1991 (1 wedding announcement)

Rubenfeld, Florence: 1989 (2 letters)

Rubinson, Karen S.: 1987 (1 letter)

Sacartoff, Elizabeth: 1946 (3 letters)

San, Tamar, and Ridley Ru: undated (1 letter)

San Francisco Friends of the Urban Forest: 1993 (1 certificate for memorial trees for Reuben and Barbara Kadish)

Saunders, David: 1988 (1 letter)

Schor: Ilya Schor Foundation, Inc.: 1963 (1 letter)

Schramm, James S.: 1961 (1 letter)

Schwartz, Ersy: 1974-1983 (2 letters)

Schwartz, Jan and Hank: undated and 1976-1995 (3 letters)

Schwebel, Ivan: 1961-1991 (7 letters, including 6 illustrated letters)

Sears, Arthur Wellington (Pete): 1937 (1 letter)

Selby, Sally and James: 1969-1988 (8 letters and 1 postcard)

Shaltiel, J.: undated (1 postcard)

Shirer, Tess: 1984 (1 Christmas card)

Silverman, Joan and Charlie: 1971 (3 letters and 1 postcard)

Silverman, Pauline: 1972 (2 letters)

Silverstein, Sasha: 1989 (1 exhibition announcement)

Sirugo, Sol: 1977 (1 letter)

Smith, Benjamin B.: 1976 (2 letters)

Sokoloff, Beryl: 1944-1992 (21 letters)

South Bank Show: 1987 (2 letters)

Spanish Bay Galleries: 1991 (1 illustrated letter)

Spring, Bob: see Kadish, Reuben

Stable Gallery: 1958 (1 letter)

Stanzl, Gouter: 1970 (1 letter)

Stark, Leonard: undated and 1937-1966 (73 letters, including one with illustrations, one enclosing a cut-out silhouette portrait, one enclosing a photograph of a boy with a raccoon and one, dated 1947, enclosing a photograph of a film shoot with Georgia O'Keeffe)

Stewart, Jack: 1972 (1 postcard)

Stony Brook: 1990-1992 (6 letters)

Sun, Carol: 1990 (2 letters, including an exhibition announcement and clippings)

Suzuki, Margi: 1962 (1 letter)

Szeto, Nam: 1991 (1 letter, including a resume)

Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc.: 1961-1969 (4 letters)

Taylor, John Lloyd: 1975 (3 letters)

Tebow, Elizabeth: 1982-1992 (3 illustrated Christmas cards)

Teller, Jane: 1986 (1 letter)

Terry, James G.: 1948 (1 letter)

The Gallery: 1969 (1 exhibition prospectus)

Toombs, Amisano & Wells: 1970 (1 letter)

Tully, Judd: undated and 1985-1992 (10 letters)

Umbreit, William and Cindy: 1968-1980 (2 letters)

University of Oregon: see Oregon: University of Oregon

Unver, Huseyin: 1968 (2 letters)

Vergette, Helen: 1978 (1 postcard)

Vidal, Francine: 1986 (1 letter)

Vulliemoz, Yvonne: 1987-1995 (1 postcard and 1 Christmas card)

Waxman, Wendy: 1989 (1 letter)

Wayne, June: see Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc.

Weatherspoon Art Gallery: 1973 (1 letter)

Weeks, Leigh K.: 1974-1987 (2 letters)

Welles, Halsted (Hal): undated and 1962-1966 (3 postcards and a calling card)

Wibroe-Sanders, Suzi: 1989-1990 (2 letters)

Williams, Govaine: 1986 (1 letter)

Williams, Julian and Le: undated and 1977-1990 (1 letter, 1 wedding invitation, and 3 Christmas cards [2 with photos of microbes and a forest])

Wines, Gul and Suzan: 1986 (1 Christmas card)

Witkin, Joy: 1990 (1 letter)

Wong, Jimmy, and Songsri Chang: 1985 (1 Christmas card)

Wood, Betty: 1975 (1 letter and a postcard)

Woodward/White, Inc.: 1983 (1 letter)

Works Progress Administration - California: 1937 (1 letter)

Wu, Nancy: 1987 (6 letters)

Zogbaum, Wilfrid: 1960-1962 (2 letters)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm.
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:
Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, bulk 1913-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kadireub, Series 2
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Fanshel, Florence - Frumkin: Allan Frumkin Gallery, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 50
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm.
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:
Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, bulk 1913-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Allan Frumkin Gallery records, 1880, 1944-2016

Creator:
Allan Frumkin Gallery  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17504
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)390281
AAA_collcode_allafrum
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Allan Frumkin Gallery records

Creator:
Allan Frumkin Gallery  Search this
Extent:
25.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1880
1944-2016
Summary:
The records of the Allan Frumkin Gallery, a Chicago and New York City gallery, measure 25.6 linear feet and date from 1944-2016 with one letter pertaining to artwork documentation dating from 1880. The collection documents the gallery's activities through administrative files, dealer and client correspondence, artist files, financial records, gallery newsletters, printed material, and photographic material. Artist files represent over one-third of the collection and provide insight into the close relationship between Frumkin and many of the gallery's major artists including Robert Arneson, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Jack Beal, Joan Brown, Colin Lanceley, Maryan, Roberto Matta, Philip Pearlstein, Peter Saul, H.C. Westermann, and William T. Wiley. Also included in the collection are the Frumkin Family papers, consisting of writings by Allan and wife Jean Martin Frumkin, editorial copy of Art Book Review, personal papers, and material relating to the Frumkin personal art collection and estate.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Allan Frumkin Gallery, a Chicago and New York City gallery, measure 25.6 linear feet and date from 1944-2016 with one letter pertaining to artwork documentation dating from 1880. The collection documents the gallery's activities through administrative files, dealer and client correspondence, artist files, financial records, gallery newsletters, printed material, and photographic material. Also included in the collection are the Frumkin Family papers.

The administrative files reflect the daily operations and business activities of the gallery. Included are address books, appointment books, art fair records, artwork documentation, auction records, gallery logs, maintenance records, leases, loan agreements, shipping receipts, mailing lists, provenance research, and documentation pertaining to the incorporation and administration of several iterations and branches of the gallery, including Frumkin & Struve Gallery, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, and Allan Frumkin Gallery Photographs.

Correspondence is primarily with dealers, clients, and institutions pertaining to sales, purchases, consignments, provenance, and shipping of artworks. The majority of the correspondence dates from the gallery's first decade, 1952-1962.

Artist files represent over one-third of the collection and provide insight into the close relationship between Frumkin and many of the gallery's major artists including Robert Arneson, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Jack Beal, Joan Brown, Colin Lanceley, Maryan, Roberto Matta, Philip Pearlstein, Peter Saul, H.C. Westermann, and William T. Wiley.

Financial records include check balance books, expenses, financial statements, inventories, invoices, price lists, and sales ledgers. Financial transactions are also found amongst the dealer and client correspondence.

Among the newsletters and related files is a full set of the published newsletters, as well as editorial copy and drafts for nearly every issue. Published from 1976-1995, the newsletters detailed gallery activities and highlighted gallery artists in profiles which included interviews and photographs.

Printed material includes articles and clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, newsletters, bulletins, press releases, and assortment of other material pertaining to the Allan Frumkin Gallery and others.

While not extensive, the photographic material is rich, depicting Allan Frumkin, gallery director George Adams, gallery artists, studios, exhibition installations, and artworks, in a variety of formats.

Also included in the records are the Frumkin family papers, which include writings by Allan Frumkin and Jean Martin Frumkin, Art Book Review editorial files, personal papers, and detailed material relating to the Frumkin personal art collection and estate. The writings by Allan Frumkin are particularly insightful in the context of the gallery records, and include essays on art dealing and the gallery, a talk on the artist, Matta, memoir drafts, and an interview transcript.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eight series.

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1880, 1950-2002 (2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1948-2010 (5.4 linear feet; Boxes 3-8)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1944-2015 (9.3 linear feet; Boxes 8-17, OVs 27-28)

Series 4: Financial Records, 1950-2002 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 17-18)

Series 5: Newsletters, 1970-2000 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 18-19)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1949-2009 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 19-20)

Series 7: Photographic Material, 1950-2000 (0.7 linear feet; Box 20)

Series 8: Frumkin Family Papers, 1950-2016 (5.5 linear feet; Boxes 21-26)
Biographical / Historical:
Allan Frumkin Gallery (est. 1952; closed 1995) was a gallery owned and operated by art dealer Allan Frumkin with locations in Chicago (1952-1980; 1979-1980 as Frumkin & Struve) and New York City (1959-1995; 1988-1995 as Frumkin/Adams). Frumkin began his career exhibiting the drawings, paintings, and prints of European artists he met and developed relationships with while traveling abroad, including Roberto Matta, Alberto Burri, Alberto Giacometti, and Esteban Vicente. He soon began representing artists from across the United States, including Chicago artists Leon Golub, Jack Beal, Robert Barnes, June Leaf, and H.C. Westermann; West Coast artists Robert Arneson, Roy de Forest, and Joan Brown; and New York realist painters including Philip Pearlstein, Paul Georges, Alfred Leslie, Luis Cruz Azaceta, and Peter Saul. In the early years, the geography and aesthetic of the artists Frumkin championed--surrealist, realist, figurative, offbeat--contrasted with the prevailing trend toward New York abstraction. Frumkin retired as a gallery director in 1995, and Frumkin/Adams Gallery became the George Adams Gallery. Frumkin continued to work as a private dealer as Allan Frumkin Incorporated until his death in 2002.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Allan Frumkin conducted by Paul Cummings in 1970.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2017 by Peter Frumkin, Allan Frumkin's son.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' 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.
Citation:
Allan Frumkin Gallery records, 1880, 1944-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.allafrum
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Oral history interview with Dennis Adrian, 2015 October 8-9

Interviewee:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Acconci, Vito  Search this
Achilles, Rolf  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy  Search this
Artner, Alan G.  Search this
Barnes, Robert  Search this
Baum, Don  Search this
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Carlson, Victor I.  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Dubuffet  Search this
Florsheim, Lillian H.  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Garver, Thomas H.  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Hanson, Philip  Search this
Hoffman, Rhona  Search this
Ito, Miyoko  Search this
Kind, Phyllis  Search this
Leaf, June  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Maxon, John  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Nicholson, Natasha  Search this
Parker, Dorothy  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip  Search this
Petlin, Irving  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara  Search this
Schulze, Franz  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Spero, Nancy  Search this
Swinton, Tilda  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford)  Search this
Wilde, Oscar  Search this
Wiles, Bertha Harris  Search this
Akron Art Museum  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Madison Art Center  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, American -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art thefts -- Europe  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380479
AAA_collcode_adrian15
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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H.C.(Horace Clifford) Westermann papers, [ca. 1925]-1982

Creator:
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-1981  Search this
Subject:
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Lipman, Howard  Search this
Ossorio, Frederic  Search this
Oxford, Bruce  Search this
Price, Kenneth  Search this
Shean, Alan  Search this
Westermann, Greg  Search this
Wiley, William T.  Search this
Adrian, Dennis  Search this
Allen, Terry  Search this
Beall, Joanna  Search this
Burke, Irene  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9345
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211541
AAA_collcode_westhcps
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Interview with Allan Frumkin on Maryan Maryan

Creator:
Frumkin, Allan, 1926-2002  Search this
Hamelecourt, Juliette Elkon, 1912-  Search this
Subject:
Maryan, Maryan  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
circa 1980
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14453
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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H.C.(Horace Clifford) Westermann papers

Creator:
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-  Search this
Names:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Allen, Terry, 1943-  Search this
Beall, Joanna, 1935-  Search this
Burke, Irene  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Lipman, Howard, 1905-1992  Search this
Ossorio, Frederic  Search this
Oxford, Bruce  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Shean, Alan  Search this
Westermann, Greg  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet ( (partially microfilmed on 4 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1925]-1982
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; biographical data; notebooks; files on exhibitions; photographs; exhibition announcements and catalogs; printed material; and miscellany.
REELS 3170-3173: Correspondence, 1947-1981, with Alan Shean, Terry Allen, Howard Lipman, Bruce Oxford, Frederic Ossorio, William T. Wiley, Irene Burke, Dennis Adrian, Kenneth Price, Allan Frumkin, and others, and family correspondence including illustrated letters from Westermann to his wife, Joanna Beall, 1958-1979, letters from Joanna Beall, 1958-1971, and letters from his son, Greg Westermann, 1962-1981; biographical data; documents related to Westermann's employment in the U.S. Marine Corp., 1942-1958; obituaries, 1981-1982; 4 notebooks containing lists of sculpture sold and income and expenses, 1954-1964; 4 files on exhibitions, ca. 1970s; photographs, ca. 1925-1970's, of Westermann, his family and friends, and his works of art; material relating to his Tamarind Fellowship; exhibition announcements and catalogs, some of which relate to Joanna Beall; and printed material.
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of Westermann and his work; exhibition announcements and catalogs; magazine and newspaper articles; 2 posters; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Brookfield, Conn.; d. 1981.
Provenance:
Material on reels 3170-73 lent for microfilming and unmicrofilmed material donated 1984 by Joanna Beall Westermann.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Connecticut -- Brookfield  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.westhcps
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Portrait of Allan Frumkin

Artist:
Philip Pearlstein, born 24 May 1924  Search this
Sitter:
Allan Frumkin, 1926 - 2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
152.4 x 122.9 cm (60 x 48 3/8" ), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1965
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Stool  Search this
Allan Frumkin: Male  Search this
Allan Frumkin: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Art dealer  Search this
Allan Frumkin: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Allan Frumkin: Visual Arts\Founder\Art Gallery  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Object number:
1976.73
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f0f34486-183e-40cc-a0cd-1a5c49a18665
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1976.73

War club

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Previous owner:
Alan Frumkin (Allan Frumkin), Non-Indian, 1927-2002  Search this
Auction venue:
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. (Sotheby Parke Bernet/Parke-Bernet Auction House)  Search this
Object Name:
War club
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Place:
Guyana
Catalog Number:
24/1073
Barcode:
241073.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6776bcf02-f7c3-4e29-ab97-0a542533c53d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_256727
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War club

Culture/People:
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Previous owner:
Alan Frumkin (Allan Frumkin), Non-Indian, 1927-2002  Search this
Auction venue:
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. (Sotheby Parke Bernet/Parke-Bernet Auction House)  Search this
Object Name:
War club
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, wrapped
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Place:
Guyana
Catalog Number:
24/1072
Barcode:
241072.000
See related items:
Macushi (Macusi)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws616ed48b0-80cc-49ec-ac99-41b48c30ecdc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_256726
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Roberto Matta letter to Allan Frumkin

Creator:
Matta, 1912-2002  Search this
Frumkin, Allan, 1926-2002  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1952
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19963
See more items in:
Allan Frumkin Gallery records, 1880, 1944-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19963
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Photograph of Allan Frumkin and Maryan Maryan

Subject:
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Maryan, Maryan  Search this
Allan Frumkin Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1969
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21408
See more items in:
Allan Frumkin Gallery records, 1880, 1944-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21408
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Germaine Richier : [exhibition] January 10 through February 7, 1959

Author:
Richier, Germaine 1902-1959  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Tovish, Harold 1921-  Search this
Boston University School of Fine & Applied Arts  Search this
Subject:
Richier, Germaine 1902-1959  Search this
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1959
C1959
Call number:
NB553.R47 T6 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634937

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