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Flower Studies

Artist:
Olga Hirshhorn, American, b. Greenwich, Connecticut, 1920–2015  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
12 3/16 x 10 1/8 in. (31 x 25.7 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.2560
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2a9c659fe-35f3-4a46-b803-048bcd15ade4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.2560

Joseph and Olga Hirshhorn

Artist:
Miriam Troop, 27 Apr 1917 - 19 Nov 2016  Search this
Sitter:
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn, 1899 - 31 Aug 1981  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn, 26 Apr 1920 - 3 Oct 2015  Search this
Medium:
Pencil and ink (felt tip pen) on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 28 × 19.7 cm (11 × 7 3/4")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1972
Topic:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Female  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Male  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Humanities and Social Sciences\Antiquary  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Financier  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Founder\Art Museum  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Joseph Herman Hirshhorn: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Mining  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Miriam Troop
Object number:
S/NPG.89.37.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Miriam Troop
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4097305a0-0e73-4b95-a51f-debb48da5035
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.89.37.1

Hirshhorn, Olga

Collection Creator:
Susan Conway Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991-1997
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Susan Conway Gallery records, circa 1928, circa 1940s-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Susan Conway Gallery records
Susan Conway Gallery records / Series 2: Client Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw963eb5b02-6280-4a67-adbd-77874d3d37b9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-susacong-ref364

Hirshhorn, Olga, 1985-2009

Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2026. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 10/22/2003 memorandum, Johnstone to Laffoon; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-331, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, Correspondence
See more items in:
Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-331-refidd1e921

Oral history interview with Olga Hirshhorn, 2006 May 16-19

Interviewee:
Hirshhorn, Olga, 1920-  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga, 1920-  Search this
Interviewer:
Halpern, Nora, 1960-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Theme:
Art Collectors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13578
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)260468
AAA_collcode_hirshh06
Theme:
Art Collectors
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_260468

Olga Hirshhorn [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_29667

Ankrum Gallery records, circa 1900-circa 1990s, bulk 1960-1990

Creator:
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Casey, Bernie  Search this
Caryl, Naomi  Search this
Block, Irving  Search this
Bauer, Richard  Search this
Andrews, Benny  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Herschler, David  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph  Search this
Groth, Bruno  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Palm Springs Desert Museum  Search this
Lundeberg, Helen  Search this
Johnson, Buffie  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Mesches, Arnold  Search this
Zev  Search this
Jackson, Suzanne  Search this
Homer, Jessie  Search this
Broderson, Morris  Search this
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Secunda, Arthur  Search this
Schuler, Melvin  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Shores, Kenneth  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Storm King Art Center  Search this
Staempfli Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
California Arts Council  Search this
Black Arts Council (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Krannert Art Museum  Search this
Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
San Diego Museum of Art  Search this
Paramount Pictures  Search this
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6569
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215861
AAA_collcode_ankrgall
Theme:
Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215861
Online Media:

Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn

Artist:
Larry Rivers, 17 Aug 1923 - 14 Aug 2002  Search this
Sitter:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn, 26 Apr 1920 - 3 Oct 2015  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
34.3 x 43.2 cm (13 1/2 x 17" ), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Female  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
86.3973
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e49d81d1-0bdb-421a-a081-f2a2bc9042e0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_86.3973

Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn

Artist:
Abel Chretien, 9 Jun 1919 - 22 Aug 1972  Search this
Sitter:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn, 26 Apr 1920 - 3 Oct 2015  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
29.3 x 20.4 cm (11 9/16 x 8 1/16" ), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Topic:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Female  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
86.882
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bd6f2805-82d4-4e97-9990-51ce9c5da666
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_86.882

Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn

Artist:
J. F.  Search this
Sitter:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn, 26 Apr 1920 - 3 Oct 2015  Search this
Dimensions:
170.2 x 100.3 cm (67 x 39 1/2" )
Type:
Unknown
Date:
1974
Topic:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Female  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
86.1792
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f2ed1dd5-9273-4621-aad4-7be124c38ba2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_86.1792

Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn

Artist:
Morris Broderson, 4 Nov 1928 - 4 Jan 2011  Search this
Sitter:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn, 26 Apr 1920 - 3 Oct 2015  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
20.4 x 20.4 cm (8 1/16 x 8 1/16" ), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Female  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
86.637
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4564cc601-8d2b-482b-8957-62a58aaeb7c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_86.637

Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn

Artist:
Morris Broderson, 4 Nov 1928 - 4 Jan 2011  Search this
Sitter:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn, 26 Apr 1920 - 3 Oct 2015  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
64.7 x 49.5 cm (25 1/2 x 19 1/2" ), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1971
Topic:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Female  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
86.639
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm446e55266-166b-4ae8-ad4b-810f9c938750
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_86.639

Study [Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn]

Artist:
Larry Rivers, 17 Aug 1923 - 14 Aug 2002  Search this
Sitter:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn, 26 Apr 1920 - 3 Oct 2015  Search this
Medium:
Crayon and pencil
Dimensions:
56.5 x 81.3 cm (22 1/4 x 32" )
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1973
Topic:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Female  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
86.3979
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43a7bbd70-92b0-4f6a-9b33-6fa95e79dee0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_86.3979

Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn

Artist:
Abel Chretien, 9 Jun 1919 - 22 Aug 1972  Search this
Sitter:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn, 26 Apr 1920 - 3 Oct 2015  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
40.7cm (16")
Type:
Sculpture
Topic:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Female  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
86.884
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46d16d9ca-be00-47e0-868d-1259481d74c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_86.884

Portrait of Olga Hirshhorn with Joan Miro

Artist:
Larry Rivers, 17 Aug 1923 - 14 Aug 2002  Search this
Sitter:
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn, 26 Apr 1920 - 3 Oct 2015  Search this
Joan Miró, 1893 - 1983  Search this
Medium:
Pencil and pastel on paperboard and air-brushed acrylic on paper mounted to cloth-face paperboard
Dimensions:
95.3 x 132.1 cm (37 1/2 x 52" ), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1973
Topic:
Collage  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Female  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Olga Cunningham Hirshhorn: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Joan Miró: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Joan Miró: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
86.3980
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm443eb940a-4928-4732-ad84-85dfda7d1784
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_86.3980

Ankrum Gallery records

Creator:
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Names:
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
Black Arts Council (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
California Arts Council  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Krannert Art Museum  Search this
Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Paramount Pictures  Search this
San Diego Museum of Art  Search this
Staempfli Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Storm King Art Center  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006  Search this
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Bauer, Richard, 1944-  Search this
Block, Irving  Search this
Broderson, Morris, 1928-2011  Search this
Caryl, Naomi  Search this
Casey, Bernie  Search this
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Groth, Bruno  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Herschler, David  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Homer, Jessie  Search this
Jackson, Suzanne, 1944-  Search this
Johnson, Buffie  Search this
Lundeberg, Helen, 1908-1999  Search this
Mesches, Arnold, 1923-  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-  Search this
Palm Springs Desert Museum  Search this
Schuler, Melvin  Search this
Secunda, Arthur  Search this
Shores, Kenneth, 1928-  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Zev  Search this
Extent:
41.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900-circa 1990s
bulk 1960-1990
Summary:
The Ankrum Gallery records measure 41.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 1990s, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1990. The papers include over 395 artists files, general gallery correspondence, project files, administrative records, exhibition files, collector and client files, financial material, printed material, 1 unbound scrapbook, and photographs. Also included are personal papers of gallery founder Joan Ankrum and her nephew, artist Morris Broderson.
Scope and Contents:
The Ankrum Gallery records measure 41.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 1990s, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1990. The papers include over 395 artists files, general gallery correspondence, project files, administrative records, exhibition files, collector and client files, financial material, printed material, 1 unbound scrapbook, and photographs. Also included are personal papers of gallery founder Joan Ankrum and her nephew, artist Morris Broderson.

General correspondence is with artists, museums, collectors, and clients, and generally concerns sales, exhibitions, and consignments. Correspondents include Irving Block, Morris Broderson, Naomi Caryl, Suzanne Jackson, Joseph and Olga Hirshhorn, among many others. Correspondence is also found in the artists files and the collector/client files.

Project files document various events, benefits, and projects undertaken by the gallery, including a UNICEF benefit, "Up Against Hunger," the Exceptional Children's foundation, and the Young Art Patrons.

Administrative files document many activities of the gallery, such as the gallery's and Joan Ankrum's membership in the Black Arts Council, the California Arts Council, and the Art Dealers Association of California of which Joan Ankrum was a primary organizer. Also found are publicity files, a file on the history of the gallery, leases, floor plans, insurance documents, lists of graphics for sale, and other miscellany.

Exhbition files appear to be incomplete, but do include files for Huichol Indian's art, "The Art of African Peoples" (1973), "Five Contemporary Mexican Painters" (1977), Ethiopian Folk Painting (1978), San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild All Media Exhibition (1982), "25th Anniversary Exhibition" (1985), among several others.

Extensive artists' files include correspondence, price lists, photographs and slides,resumes and biographical material, and sales invoices. Files are found for Benny Andrews, Carlos Almaraz, Richard Bauer, Irving Block, Naomi Caryl, Bernie Casey, Frank Duveneck, Lorser Feitelson, Bruno Groth, David Herschler, Jessie Homer, Suzanne Jackson, Buffie Johnson, Samella Lewis, Helen Lundeberg, Arnold Mesches, Henry Miller, Melvin Schuler, Arthur Secunda, Ken Shores, Jean Varda, and Zev, among many others. The Pat Alexander and Andy Nelson files also contain motion picture film.

Collector and client files document the gallery's relationship with over 115 collectors, museums, and art centers. Files may include correspondence and sales records and are found for Edith Halpert, Olga and Joseph Hirshhorn and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Krannert Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Palm Spring Desert Museum, Paramount Pictures, San Diego Museum of Art, Staempfli Gallery, and Storm King Art Center, among many others.

Financial material documents sales through numbered invoices, consignments, loans, and insurance valuations. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, bulletins, periodicals, and newspaper clippings. One unbound scrapbook contains clippings and exhibition materials.

Photographs are of artwork, artists, and gallery openings. Additional photographs are found in the artists' files.

Joan Wheeler Ankrum personal papers document her personal and professional relationship with family, artists, and collectors. They include correspondence, personal writings, personal financial materials, printed material and loose scrapbook materials, family photographs and photographs of her as an actress, and artwork from various artists.

The papers of artist Morris Broderson, nephew of Joan Ankrum, document his professional relationship with the gallery as his primary dealer. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, publicity files, travel files, projects, exhibitions, collector/client files, financial material, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 12 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1961-1994 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Project Files, 1965-1987 (0.25 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Administrative Records, 1961- circa 1990s (1 linear foot; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1961-1991 (1 linear foot; Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Artists' Files, 1957-1994 (22.5 linear feet; Boxes 3-25, 41-42, FC 43-45)

Series 6: Collector and Client Files, 1960-1994 (3.2 linear feet; Boxes 25-28)

Series 7: Financial Material, 1962-1990 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 28-30)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1957-1994 (2 linear feet; Boxes 30-32, 41)

Series 9: Scrapbook, 1960-1988 (3 folders; Box 32)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1960s-circa 1990s (0.35 linear feet; Boxes 32, 42)

Series 11: Joan Ankrum Personal Papers, circa 1900-1993 (2 linear feet; Boxes 32-34, 41)

Series 12: Morris Broderson Papers, 1941-1989 (7.2 linear feet; Boxes 34-42)
Biographical / Historical:
The Ankrum Gallery was established 1960 in Los Angeles by American film actress Joan Wheeler Ankrum and William Chalee. The gallery closed in 1989.

Joan Wheeler Ankrum and William Challee opened Ankrum Gallery on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles in 1960 with a one-man show of Ankrum's nephew Morris Broderson. With a focus on contemporary California artists, Ankrum Gallery represented over 395 artists during its 30 years in operation, including Benny Andrews, Carlos Almaraz, Richard Bauer, Irving Block, Naomi Caryl, Bernie Casey, Frank Duveneck, Lorser Feitelson, Bruno Groth, David Herschler, Jessie Homer, Suzanne Jackson, Buffie Johnson, Samella Lewis, Helen Lundeberg, Arnold Mesches, Henry Miller, Melvin Schuler, Arthur Secunda, Ken Shores, Jean Varda, and Zev. In addition, the gallery was among the earliest to exhibit the work of black artists. The gallery also held exhibitions of world artists, which included "Art of African Peoples" (1973), "Yarn Paintings of the Huichol Indians" (1973), "Five Contemporary Mexican Painters" (1977), and "Ethiopian Folk Painting" (1978). Ankrum Gallery closed in 1989.

Art dealer and gallery owner, Joan Wheeler Ankrum was an actress before establishing the Ankrum Gallery primarily to showcase the work of her deaf nephew, Morris Broderson. Born in 1913 in Palo Alto, California, she began acting at the Pasadena Playhouse where she met her first husband Morris Ankrum with whom she had two sons, David and Cary Ankrum. She married gallery co-owner and partner William Challee in 1984. She helped organize the Los Angeles Art Dealers Association and the Monday Night Art Walks on La Cienega Boulevard. She was a member of the relatively short-lived Black Arts Council. Joan Wheeler Ankrum died in 2001 at the age of 88.

Morris Broderson (1928-2011) was a deaf painter. His first one-man show was at the Stanford Museum in 1957, followed by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. By 1959 he'd won two awards from the Los Angeles County Museum, and appeared in the Whitney Museum's "Young America" show in 1960. His travels influenced his work, including the hand gestures of Kabuki art in Japan. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others. Following Joan Ankrum's death in 2001, Broderson was represented by her son David Ankrum.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Joan Ankrum, one conducted by Betty Hoag, April 28, 1964, and a second by Paul Karlstrom, November 5, 1997-February 4, 1998. Additionally, there is an oral history interview with Morris Broderson conducted by Paul Karlstrom, March 11-13, 1998.
Provenance:
The Ankrum Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Joan Ankrum in 1995.
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.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Ankrum Gallery records, circa 1900-circa 1990s, bulk 1960-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ankrgall
See more items in:
Ankrum Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d89bb020-f420-4b01-9a0f-f1d5132866c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ankrgall
Online Media:

Mr. and Mrs. Hirshhorn View "King and Queen" After Installation

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Moore, Henry 1898-  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 3.25w x 4.75h ; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Document
Type:
Object
Document
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
August 5, 1974
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Cranes  Search this
Art  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2399
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13028

The who's who guide to the Olga Hirshhorn show a glimpse at some of the 20th century's most influential artists

Title:
Olga Hirshhorn recollects
Collector:
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Event place:
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Dowell, Maryland),)  Search this
Former owner:
Scribner Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Hirshhorn, Olga Anniversaries, etc  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (7, that is 14, leaves) chiefly color illustrations 14 x 14 cm
Type:
Books
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Collages (visual works)
Specimens
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
Art objects--Private collections  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Anniversaries  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N5220.H584 W46 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1075414

Oral history interview with Olga Hirshhorn

Interviewee:
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Interviewer:
Halpern, Nora, 1960  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound discs (Sound recording, master (3 hrs. 25 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
76 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound discs
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2006 May 16-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Olga Hirshhorn conducted 2006 May 16-19, by Nora Halpern, for the Archives of American Art, at Hirshhorn's home, the "Mouse House," in Washington, D.C.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Olga Hirshhorn (1920-2015 ) is an art patron and collector from Washington, D.C., Naples, Fla., and Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hirshh06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98d19c202-8dac-4faf-a025-3fd7775b8b7b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hirshh06
Online Media:

Construction of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Physical description:
Color slides; 35mm;
Type:
Color transparencies
Date:
1972
November 16, 1972
Topic:
Construction projects  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-10855]
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 Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_392890

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