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Mary Frank papers

Creator:
Frank, Mary, 1933-  Search this
Names:
Frank, Robert, 1924-  Search this
Gibson, Ralph, 1939-  Search this
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Meyerowitz, Joel, 1938-  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Extent:
4.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1884-2017
bulk 1957-1990
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and painter Mary Frank measure 4.2 linear feet and date from 1884-2017. Included are correspondence, writings, photographs, artwork and printed material documenting Frank's career. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings include dreams recounted in detail, poems, and ideas for works of art, some illustrated. Black and white photographs are of Frank, her sculptures, friends and family, and source material. Artwork includes drawings and sketches in dry point, pencil and watercolor. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, brochures and clippings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and painter Mary Frank measure 4.2 linear feet and date from 1884-2017. Included are correspondence, writings, photographs, artwork and printed material documenting Frank's career. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings include dreams recounted in detail, poems, and ideas for works of art, some illustrated. Black and white photographs are of Frank, her sculptures, friends and family, and source material. Artwork includes drawings and sketches in dry point, pencil and watercolor. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, brochures and clippings.

Materials in this collection document Mary Frank's career as an artist in New York through correspondence with family, friends, and artists; original drawings and watercolors; writings about ideas for her artwork; photographs of Frank in her studio and artwork; clippings reviewing her work and documenting her interest and support in the solar cooker movement; and exhibition catalogs and announcements. Also included are photographs from Frank's travels with Red Grooms and other artists in Italy in the 1960s, which was a formative experience in Frank's artistic development. The collection provides an illuminating context for Frank's artwork of the 1970s and 1980s, present in the collection as photographed sculpture but also as original drawings and watercolors.

The collection also offers a glimpse of her family life and early childhood documented through photographs of Robert Frank, and their children; photographs taken by Robert Frank and other known photographers; photographs that belonged to her parents and aunt; drawings by her son, Pablo, and aunt, Sylvia Weinstein; writings by her maternal grandfather; and writings that document personal struggles she experienced throughout her life. The collection provides a penetrating glimpse into the emotional turmoil of the years before Frank's divorce from Robert Frank, and documents through letters and writings Frank's struggles with her daughter's early death in 1974 and her son's illness that began in 1975 and ended in his death in 1994.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in five series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1943-2001 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Writings, 1936-circa 1990 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Printed Material, circa 1960-2013 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1930-circa 1990s (0.6 linear feet; Box 2, 4; OV 5)

Series 5: Photographic Material, 1884-circa 2006 (2.4 linear feet; Box 2-3; OV 6-12)
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Frank (1933-) is a sculptor, ceramicist, and painter in New York, New York. She was born in London, England in 1933 to writer, Edward Lockspeiser, and artist, Eleanore Weinstein. In 1940, she and her mother moved to Brooklyn, New York and moved in with her mother's parents, Gregory and Eugenie Weinstein. Eventually Frank and her mother moved to the Village in Manhattan. Frank studied modern dance with Martha Graham and attended the High School of Music and Art, the Professional Children's School, and studied under artists Hans Hofmann and Max Beckmann. While still in high school, she met photographer, Robert Frank, whom she eventually married in 1950. They had two children, Pablo and Andrea, and divorced in 1969. Frank first exhibited her artwork at Poindexter Gallery in 1958 and traveled with Red Grooms across Italy in the 1960s, which had a significant impact on her artistic development. Her work is also influenced by her daughter's untimely death in 1974 and her son's illness that began in 1975 and ended in his death in 1994.

Mostly self-taught, Frank works across multiple disciplines including sculpture, painting, ceramics, and drawing. Reflected in her work are themes of grief, loss, love and sorrow. He career has spanned over five decades where she has exhibited works at numerous galleries and museums around the country. She has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including two Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, and taught classes at Bard College. Mary Frank's works are included in the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, National Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and many others. She has also been a longtime advocate of solar cooking.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Mary Frank conducted by Judith Olch Richards on January 10, 11, and February 3, 2010.
Provenance:
Donated in 2014 and 2019 by Mary Frank.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to 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.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Mary Frank Papers, 1884-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.franmary
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Mary Frank papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franmary

Castelli Graphics records

Creator:
Castelli Graphics (Firm)  Search this
Names:
Arnold, Eve  Search this
Baltz, Lewis, 1945-2014  Search this
Brown, James, 1951-  Search this
Castelli, Antoinette  Search this
Cumming, Robert, 1943-  Search this
Gibson, Ralph, 1939-  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923-  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Mark, Mary Ellen, 1940-  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Rosenquist, James, 1933-  Search this
Sonnier, Keith, 1941  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
45.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1965-2001
Summary:
The records of Castelli Graphics measure 45.7 linear feet and date from 1965 to 2001. Administrative files, correspondence, exhibition and project files, artists' files, financial and legal records, inventory and stock records, printed materials, and photographic materials document the activities of the New York art gallery and publishing firm founded by Antoinette Castelli.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Castelli Graphics measure 45.7 linear feet and date from 1965 to 2001. Administrative files, correspondence, exhibition and project files, artists' files, financial and legal records, inventory and stock records, printed materials, and photographic materials document the activities of the New York art gallery and publishing firm founded by Antoinette Castelli.

Administrative files include documents about the gallery's history, three appointment books, floor plans, mailing lists, notes, and advertising plans. Correspondence is with artists, dealers and collectors, and others. Exhibition and project files document exhibitions of artwork by Eve Arnold, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Sonnier, Roy Lichtenstein, Mary Ellen Mark, Hans Namuth, Frank Stella, and Jasper Johns, and many others, as well as, records of a book project and sales promotion projects.

Artists' files are for Lewis Baltz, James Brown, Robert Cumming, Ralph Gibson, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. Client and collector files include business records for individual clients and organizations.

A few legal files, appraisals, check stubs, consignment and loan documents, invoices, royalty statements, and ledgers are in financial and legal records. Inventory and stock records contain inventory, exhibition, and sales lists. Printed materials include exhibition catalogs and announcements. Photographs and negatives are of exhibition installations and works of art. 3D negatives and snapshots are also included.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1969-1997 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1979-1997 (3.0 linear feet; Boxes 2-5)

Series 3: Exhibition and Project Files, 1975-1997 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Series 4: Artists' Files, 1965-2001 (17.0 linear feet; Boxes 6-23, 47)

Series 5: Client and Collector Files, 1966-1997 (4.5 linear feet; Boxes 23-27)

Series 6: Financial and Legal Records, 1969-1997 (12.2 linear feet; Boxes 28-39, 47)

Series 7: Inventory and Stock Records, 1970-1995 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 39-41)

Series 8: Printed Materials, 1969-1997 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 41-42)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, circa 1970-circa 1993 (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 42-46)
Biographical / Historical:
Castelli Graphics (est. 1969, closed 1997) was an art gallery and publishing firm in New York, NY.

The gallery was founded by Antoinette (Toiny) Castelli, wife of Leo Castelli, in 1969 and focused on prints and graphic arts. The gallery promoted prominent artists such as Richard Artschwager, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Mary Ellen Mark, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, Eve Sonneman, Andy Warhol, and many others. After the death of Toiny in 1987, the gallery remained opened until 1997.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Leo Castelli Gallery Records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999, which include 16 linear feet of additional Castelli Graphics records.
Provenance:
The Castelli Graphics records were donated in 2011 by Jean-Christophe Castelli, son of Leo and Antoinette Castelli.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Publishers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Castelli Graphics records, 1965-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.castgrap
See more items in:
Castelli Graphics records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-castgrap

Realities : final revised vision version III / David Howard ; with conversations Keith Haring, Christo, Nam June Paik, Ansel Adams, Aaron Siskind, Ralph Gibson, Jerry Uelsmann, Robert Heinecken

Interviewer:
Howard, David 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Howard, David 1948-  Search this
Haring, Keith  Search this
Christo 1935-  Search this
Paik, Nam June 1932-2006  Search this
Adams, Ansel 1902-1984  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry 1934-  Search this
Heinecken, Robert 1931-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 x 43 cm
Type:
Books
Interviews
Date:
2018
Topic:
Photography, Abstract  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101027

Ralph Gibson: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001199
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_138841

Brazil : as origins visuais da cultura / Ralph Gibson

Author:
Gibson, Ralph, 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Ralph, 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
173 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Brazil
Date:
2005
Topic:
Travel photography  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Call number:
TR790 .G53 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799067

Overtones : diptychs and proportions / Ralph Gibson ; edited by Ray Merritt ; introduction by Tom Beck ; contributing writers: Miles Barth ... [et al.]

Author:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Merritt, Ray  Search this
Barth, Miles  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
97 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
Topic:
Diptychs  Search this
Call number:
TR647.G44 O94 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_601570

Ralph Gibson, light years / edited by Peter Weiermair ; [translation from the German by John S. Southard]

Title:
Light years
Author:
Gibson, Ralph, 1939-  Search this
Weiermair, Peter  Search this
Frankfurter Kunstverein  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Ralph  Search this
Physical description:
199 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.G44 W45 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_601571

Ralph Gibson, women / foreword, Miles Barth ; introduction, Timothy A. Eaton ; essay, Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

Title:
Women
Author:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
Boca Raton Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Ralph  Search this
Physical description:
51 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Photography of women  Search this
Call number:
TR647.G44 B6 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_500551

Chiaroscuro / Ralph Gibson

Author:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : all ill. ; 34 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.G44 C42 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_593900

L'histoire de France / [photographs by Ralph Gibson] ; introduction by Marguerite Duras

Author:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Ralph  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. : chiefly ill. (col.) ; 37 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
France
Date:
1991
C1991
Call number:
TR647.G44 G4 1991
TR647.G44 G4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_410562

Tropism : photographs / by Ralph Gibson

Author:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
International Center of Photography  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 150 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 37 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.G44 I6
TR647.G44 I6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_356775

Deja-vu

Author:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
[52] p. (chiefly illus.) 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
1973]
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.G44 L9
TR647.G44 L9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_204198

The somnambulist / photographs by Ralph Gibson

Author:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
[50] p. : ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
[c1973?]
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.G44 L9s 1973
TR647.G44 L9s 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_204777

Syntax / Ralph Gibson

Author:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
38 [i.e. 76] p. : all ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.G44 L9y
TR647.G44L9y
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_227352

Days at sea / [Ralph Gibson]

Author:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
[35] leaves : all ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
C1974
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.G44 D2
TR647.G44 D2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_227354

Nude / Ralph Gibson ; interview by Eric Fischl

Author:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
330 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 37 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2012
©2012
Topic:
Photography of the nude  Search this
Photography of women  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1055836

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