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Gilliam, Sam

Collection Creator:
Byron Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Byron Gallery records, circa 1950s-1991, bulk 1960-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Byron Gallery records / Series 1: Artist/Subject Files
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John Bernard Myers papers, circa 1940s-1987, bulk 1970-1987

Creator:
Myers, John Bernard, 1920-1987  Search this
Myers, John Bernard, 1920-1987  Search this
Subject:
Davenport, Guy  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Cady, Arthur  Search this
Canaday, John  Search this
Sturdevant, Alfred  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Marisol  Search this
Spivy-Anderson, C. Alexandra  Search this
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Southampton Artists' Theatre Festival  Search this
Ingram Merrill Foundation  Search this
Type:
Color slides
Photographs
Diaries
Color transparencies
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Puppet making  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Puppets  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10986
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214857
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Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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John Bernard Myers papers

Creator:
Myers, John Bernard  Search this
Names:
Ingram Merrill Foundation  Search this
Southampton Artists' Theatre Festival  Search this
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Cady, Arthur  Search this
Canaday, John, 1907-1985  Search this
Davenport, Guy  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Marisol, 1930-2016  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Interviewee:
Spivy-Anderson, C. Alexandra, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Sturdevant, Alfred  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Photographs
Diaries
Color transparencies
Date:
circa 1940s-1987
bulk 1970-1987
Summary:
The John Bernard Myers papers span the period circa 1940s to 1987, bulk 1970-1987. The collection measures 2.0 linear feet and documents Myers's work as a writer, editor, and gallery director, and includes correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The John Bernard Myers papers, which measure 2.0 linear feet, date from circa 1940s to 1987, bulk 1970-1987, and document his work as a writer, editor, and gallery director.

Personal and professional correspondence consist mainly of incoming letters from colleagues, friends, and admirers. Among the correspondence is business and fan mail concerning Tracking the Marvelous and Parenthése, letters from writer and English professor Guy Davenport, and invitations to speak and teach. Also included are letters to The New York Times and Art In America complaining about critic John Canaday's behavior and comments during a visit to the Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

Myers' published and unpublished writings are the collection's most significant series. These consist of manuscripts for his autobiography, Tracking the Marvelous, published in 1984 ; Forward and Backward: A Chronicle, circa 1976, about Mark Rothko's suicide and the subsequent lawsuit brought by his daughter against Marlborough Galleries (a revised version was published later as part three of Myers' autobiography); and Knowing What I Like, 1985, an unpublished collection of his own essays and criticism compiled and edited by Myers. Among his other writings are articles, essays, and reviews. Also included are his diariess dated 1969 and 1974-1983. Entries record daily activities and reactions to his experiences, news of friends, and reflections on his life and relationships. Excerpts from much earlier diaries (not part of the John Bernard Myers Papers) are quoted extensively in Tracking the Marvelous.

Printed Matter consists of writings by Myers - Tracking the Marvelous: A Life in the New York Art World; a selection of articles, essays, and criticism published mainly in art periodicals; and exhibition catalogs. Also included are a few articles about Myers and issues of publications he edited. Other printed matter consists of clippings on art subjects, exhibition catalogs, and miscellaneous publications.

Miscellaneous items are artwork, biographical information, minutes and memoranda of the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and transcripts of interviews conducted by and with Myers. Also included are records of the Southampton Artists' Theatre Festival, produced by John Bernard Myers, consisting of director's notes and notes and music for "Gertrude Stein's 'First Reader.'"

Photographs are of Myers and unidentified friends, interior views of his home in Brewster, N.Y. and one of the back yard. Also included are many photographs of puppets.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1960-1986, undated (box 1, 6 folders)

Series 2: Writings, 1959-1987, undated (boxes 1-2, 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 3: Printed Matter, 1951-1987, undated (box 2, 0.5 linear ft.)

Series 4: Miscellaneous, circa 1962-1987, undated (box 2, 0.25 linear ft.)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1940s-1985, undated (box 2, 6 folders)
Biographical Note:
During his youth in Buffalo, New York, John Bernard Myers developed life-long interests in poetry, puppets, and painting. As a teenager, he wrote poetry and established his own marionette theater. He first learned about modern art and became especially interested in Surrealism through reading European magazines and exhibition catalogs in the library of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Through helping to edit Upstate, an avant garde literary magazine, he met many like-minded friends. Myers was deemed unqualified for military service due to ruptured eardrums, so instead went to work in an airplane factory. But his membership in the Young Communist League and participation in efforts led by a Socialist Workers party colleague to upgrade job assignments and pay for qualified minorities created problems and Myers soon departed. His final two years in Buffalo were spent working in a bookstore.

In 1944, Myers sent issues of Upstate to Parker Tyler, editor of View, whom he had met a few years earlier through mutual friends involved with the Communist party. A few months later Tyler offered him the position of managing editor of View, a magazine devoted to the Neo-Romantics and Surrealists in exile. Myers moved to New York City and remained with the magazine until it ceased publication in 1947. A large portion of his time at View was spent selling advertising space. Since this involved calling on gallery owners each month, he came to know many dealers, had the opportunity to study the exhibitions and meet many of the artists. During this period he began attending art history courses taught by Meyer Schapiro at the New School. His responsibilities at View also included assisting with editing and layout, and he became well-acquainted with Marcel Duchamp and André Breton when special issues devoted to them were published. His association with the magazine resulted in many invitations; Myers enthusiastically attended parties practically every night of the week, enlarging his already impressive circle of friends and acquaintance in the art and literary worlds.

Puppets were another of Myers' special interests. After View ceased publication in1947, he edited poetry and art publications, but to earn his living he resumed puppeteering. Around 1948 Myers met Tibor de Nagy, a cultured Hungarian immigrant with a background in banking and finance, who, for immigration purposes, needed a business that bore his name. The Tibor de Nagy Marionette Company gave performances at schools in and around New York City and staged elaborate productions for both children and adults at fine hotels. After several years of physically exhausting work with the marionette company and falling profits, the two decided to try another business venture.

Over the years, several of Myers' friends and acquaintances had suggested he open an art gallery. Myers was interested and had many appropriate contacts, but lacked sufficient capital and had no business experience. An old friend, Dwight Ripley, offered to back a gallery and in 1951 the Tibor de Nagy Gallery opened at 219 East 53rd Street with John Bernard Myers as the gallery director. Tibor de Nagy was the gallery's business manager, and at the same time pursued a full-time career in banking. Following the good advice of his friends Jackson Pollock,Lee Krasner, and Clement Greenberg, Myers decided to seek out and promote the artists of his own generation. Artists affiliated with the Tibor de Nagy Gallery included Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Goodnough, Red Grooms, Grace Hartigan, Alfred Leslie, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Fairfield Porter, and Larry Rivers.

Myers and de Nagy remained partners in the Tibor de Nagy Gallery for 19 years. In 1970 Myers left in to open a gallery which he ran for about five years under his own name. After retiring from the gallery, he was a private dealer and lecturer; he also served as a consultant to the Kouros Gallery. He continued to organize exhibitions including a Joseph Cornell exhibiton at A.C.A. Gallery in 1977, and "Tracking the Marvelous" at the Grey Gallery, New York University in 1981.

For more than thirty years after View ceased publication, a number of art and poetry publications benefitted from Myers' editorial skills. Among them were Prospero Pamphlets, a series of chapbooks produced between 1946 and 1948, featuring contemporary poets Wallace Stevens, Charles Henri Ford, Parker Tyler, and Paul Goodman. Brunidor Editions, a portfolio of graphics by Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, Kurt Seligmann, Max Ernst, Wilfredo Lam, Matta, and William Stanley Hayter was issued in 1948. From 1953 until 1956, Tibor de Nagy Gallery published Semi-Colon, a poets' newsletter edited by Myers. Gallery Editions, a series of pamphlets paired the work of a poet and painter, among them: John Ashbury and Jane Freilicher, Frank O'Hara and Larry Rivers, Kenneth Koch and Nell Blaine, and Barbara Guest and Robert Goodnough. Myers devoted a great deal of time to Parenthése, a magazine of words and pictures, that was published between 1975 and 1979. In addition, he compiled and edited Poets of the New York School, an anthology with photographs by Francesco Scuvullo published by the University of Pennsylvania Art Department in 1968.

For much of his life, John Bernard Myers kept a diary recording daily activities and his reactions to an reflections on his experiences. His autobiography, Tracking the Marvelous: A Life in the New York Art World, published in 1984, quotes extensively from diaries written as early as 1939. He wrote many book reviews, exhibition reviews, and articles about art and art criticism that were published in Art in America, Arts, Artforum, Art and Literature, Art International, Art News, Art/World, Craft Horizons, and Smithsonian. Knowing What I Like, a selection of his own essays and articles that Myers compiled and edited in 1983, remains unpublished. He also wrote poetry and song lyrics.

John Bernard Myers died July 26, 1987.

Missing Title

1919 or 1920 -- Born, Buffalo, New York

circa 1939 -- Began puppeteering and eventually established his own puppet theater

circa 1942-1944 -- Assisted with editing Upstate, an avant garde literary magazine

1942 -- Rejected from military service due to ear problems; employed in airplane factory, and later at Ulbrich's Bookstore in Buffalo

1944-1947 -- Managing Editor, View, a magazine devoted to the Neo-Romantic and Surrealist artists in exile

1946-1948 -- Editor, Prospero Pamphlets, a series of chapbooks featuring Wallace Stevens, Charles Henri Ford, Parker Tyler, and Paul Goodman

1948 -- Editor, Brunidor Editions, portfolios of graphics featuring Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, Kurt Seligmann, Max Ernst, Wilfredo Lam, Matta, and William Stanley Hayter; started a professional marionette company with Tibor de Nagy as business manager

1951 -- Tibor de Nagy Gallery opens at 219 East 53rd Street, backed by Dwight Ripley, with Myers as gallery director and de Nagy its business manager

1953 -- Tibor de Nagy Gallery moves to 24 East 67th St.

1953-1956 -- Editor, Semi-Colon, a poets' newsletter emphasizing brief prose and verse

1954-1970 -- Producer and Artistic Advisor, The Artists' Theater; during this time 36 plays by poets, with appropriate décors and music by modern painters and composers

1959-1970 -- Editor, Gallery Editions, a series of poetry pamphlets pairing poets and painters (Frank O'Hara and Larry rivers, Kenneth Koch and Nell Blaine, Barbara Guest and Robert Goodnough)

1968-1968 -- Producer, Southampton Artists' Theatre Festival, Long Island University

1970 -- Leaves Tibor de Nagy Gallery and opens John Bernard Myers Gallery at 50 West 57th Street

1974 -- Closes his gallery and in retirement becomes a private dealer

1975-1979 -- Editor, Parenthése, a little magazine of words and pictures

1981 -- Editor, Parenthése Signatures, each deluxe limited edition portfolios paired an artist and poet

1981 -- Tracking the Marvelous, exhibition at Grey Gallery, New York University

1984 -- Publication of Tracking the Marvelous: A Life in the New York Art World

1985-1987 -- Consultant to Kouros Gallery, New York

1987 -- Dies July 26, Danbury, Conn.
Related Material:
Other material relating to John Bernard Myers in the Archives of American Art includes an interview with Myers conducted by Barbara Rose, circa 1969.
Provenance:
The collection was a gift of the Estate of Ricky Dale Horton, 1990.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Puppet making  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Puppets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographs
Diaries
Color transparencies
Citation:
John Bernard Myers papers, circa 1940s-1987, bulk 1970-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.myerjohn
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Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Myers, John Bernard  Search this
Extent:
(0.25 linear ft.)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1962-1987, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Miscellaneous items consist of a small number of items not properly part of the larger series. Among these documents are artwork and biographical information. Also included are minutes and memoranda of the Ingram Merrill Foundation (most likely established by the family of Myers' friend the poet James Merrill) which gave grants to artists and writers. Myers served as the foundation's secretary. There are transcripts of interviews Myers conducted with Alexandra Anderson, Marisol and Red Grooms, and a transcript of Myers interviewed by Alfred Sturdevant.

Records of the Southampton Artists' Theatre Festival (Herbert Machiz, director, and John Bernard Myers, producer), operated at Long Island University during the summers of 1968 and 1969, consist of notes and music. Its 1969 production "Gertrude Stein's 'First Reader'" was repeated at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Music by Ann Sternberg includes "Sunshine," "Jenny," "How They Do, Do," "Baby Benjamin," "In a Garden," and "The Soldier."
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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:
John Bernard Myers papers, circa 1940s-1987, bulk 1970-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.myerjohn, Series 4
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Ingram Merrill Foundation, Minutes and Memoranda

Collection Creator:
Myers, John Bernard  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-1984
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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:
John Bernard Myers papers, circa 1940s-1987, bulk 1970-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Bernard Myers papers / Series 4: Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Hatch, Robert to the Ingram Merrill Foundation

Collection Creator:
Kozloff, Max  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964 November 6
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:
Max Kozloff papers, circa 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Max Kozloff papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Goldwater, Robert John, 1907-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1973
Scope and Contents note:
Goldwater's correspondence is with academic colleagues, art museums, arts organizations, publishers, and former students. There is also scattered correspondence with artists and with family. Subjects include: requests to write book reviews and employment references, and to critique others' writings and provide research advice; Magazine of Art and Museum of Primitive Art business; awards and memberships; details about publishing texts by Goldwater and others; and congratulatory letters, comments, and questions about his writings. A small number of letters include comments about the personal lives of the correspondents, usually routine news of family and friends; a few letters are of a purely social nature. There are three letters addressed to Louise Bourgeois: two from Erick Hawkins and one from Ronnie Elliott.

Also found here are condolence letters received upon the deaths of Goldwater's mother and father in 1942 and 1958 respectively, and a small number of letters from his parents. Family letters include a few addressed to Clara A. Goldwater (Mrs. S. S. Goldwater).

Small amounts of additional correspondence can be found in Series 2: Subject Files and Series 3: Teaching Records.

See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 1.
Appendix: Correspondents from Series 1:
What follows is a complete list of correspondents (and the years of correspondence) in this series.

Abramson, Jerry, 1969

Albright Art Gallery, 1947, 1954-1955

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, 1953

Allen, Harold, 1953

Allert de Lange Verlag, 1952-1954

American Association of University Professors, 1946

American Council of Learned Societies, 1967-1968

American Federation of Arts, 1953

American Studies Association of Metropolitan New York, 1955

Anderson, Wayne V., 1964

Andiron Club of New York City, 1945-1946

Argent Galleries, 1947

Arnason, H. Harvard, 1948

Arnheim, Rudolf, 1945

Art Bulletin, 1940-1945, 1955

Art Forum, 1967

Art Gallery of Ontario, 1970

Art Gallery of Toronto, 1972

Art In America, 1941-1947, 1955

Art Institute of Chicago, 1940

Art News, 1946-1947

Art Students League of New York, 1940, 1943

Arts Magazine, 1964, 1967

Atlantic Transports, 1952

Auchincloss, James C., 1953

Authors Guild, 1947

Baltimore Museum of Art, 1946, 1954

Baltrusaitis, Mr., 1952, 1973

Barnard College, 1954

Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1938-1939, 1949, 1951-1952

Becker, Marion R., 1945, 1949

Bellew, Peter, 1951

Bennington College, 1950

Benz, Helen, 1946

Bernheimer, Richard, 1955

Bernier, Rosamond, 1955

Besson, Mr., 1946

Black Mountain College, 1948

Board of Higher Education, City of New York, , 1944

Booth, Cameron, 1942

Boston Art Festival, 1954

British Council, 1951

British Museum, 1934

Brooklyn College, 1946

Brown University, 1964, 1968

Burlington Magazine, 1954

Busa, Peter, 1946

California Arts and Architecture, 1944

California School of Fine Arts, 1949

California State College, 1969

Carnegie Corporation, 1942-1943

Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1942

Chanticleer Press, Inc., 1955

Chapman, Ed, 1946

Choate, Mabel, 1946

Church, Howard, 1947

Cincinnati Modern Art Society, 1946-1946

Cleveland Institute of Art, 1952

Cleveland Museum of Art, 1952-1953

Colorado College, 1952

Columbia University Press, 1948

Columbia University, 1940, 1953-1955, 1962, 1965

Comité des Arts du Congres pour la Liberté de la Culture, 1964

Cook, Walter W. S., 1942-1943, 1945-1946, 1949-1950, 1955

Criterion Books, Inc., 1955

Critique, 1946

Crosby, Sumner McK., 1942

Dartmouth College, 1942

Davis, Stuart, 1943, 1945

Dersky, Morris, 1966

Dictionary of the Arts, 1941

Direction Départmentale de la Population de la Giornde, 1948

Dodd, Mead & Company, 1945

Duke University, 1946-1948, 1950

Edman, Irwin, 1942

Elliott, Ronnie, 1950*

Elsen, Al, 1969

Engel, Eugene W., 1946-1947

Exhibition Momentum, 1953, 1956

Falkenstein, Claire, 1951

Farwell, Beatrice, 1968-1969

Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Inc., 1946, 1950

Fitzsimmon, Jim, 1953

Florida State University, 1953

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1945-1947, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1971

Ford Foundation, 1969

Fox, Milton, 1958

[Frankenthaler?], Helen, 1950-1951

Frederick A. Praeger, Inc., 1969

Frick Collection, 1941

Fried, Richard N., 1950

Friedensohn, Elias, 1956

Fund for the Republic, Inc., 1956

G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1956

Gallatin, A. E., 1944

Goldwater, Barry, 1966

Goodrich, Lloyd, 1945

Goucher College, 1967

Greene, Balcomb, 1942, 1947, 1951-1953

Guggenheim Foundation, 1945-1946, 1953-1955

Hallmark Art Award, 1949

Hammacher, Mr., 1952

Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 1945

Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 1952

Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1939-1942

Harry N. Abrams Incorporated, 1953, 1955, 1957

Harvard University, 1949-1951, 1968

Hawkins, Erick, 1950*

Herbert, Robert L., 1954

Hollins College, 1950

Hope, Henry R., 1943-1944, 1947, 1955

Horizon, 1949

Hunter College, 1967

Hunter, Sam, 1955

Indiana University, 1966

Ingram Merrill Foundation, 1966-1967

Institute for Advanced Study, 1964, 1966

Institute for Sex Research, Inc, Indiana University, 1966

Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1951

Institute of Design, 1947

Institute of Fine Arts Alumni Association, 1954

Institute of Fine Arts, 1969

Institute of International Education, 1953-1955

Intercultural Publications, Inc., 1953

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, 1954

Janson, H. W., 1952-1954

Johns Hopkins Press, 1966-1967

Joslin, Andrew, 1972

Kamer, Henri A., 1964

Karl, Aline, 1953

Kenyon Review, 1945-1947, 1954

Kerns Foundation, Theosophical Society in America, 1968

Keyserling, Leon H., 1948

Kimball, Fiske, 1945, 1949

Knowles, Edwin B., Jr., 1945

Koch, Bob, 1954

Komroff, Manuel, 1944, 1946

[Krautheimer], Richard, 1944

Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, 1944

Lee, Rensselaer W., 1942, 1944

Levy, Adele R., 1956

Levy, Julien, 1944

Leylan, Robert M., 1941

Library of Congress, 1944-1947, 1952-1953

Loran, Erle, 1941

Loshak, David, 1946

Lougee and Company, 1952

M. I. T. Press, 1967

MacAgy, Douglas, 1948

Magazine of Art, 1944-1945, 1948, 1950-1951

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967

Masson, Rose, 1944

Mayhew, Edgar deN., 1944

McGraw, Patricia, 1953

McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1950, 1965

Mellquist, Jerome, 1951

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940, 1954

Miller, Peter, 1944

Mitchell, Eleanor, 1945

Moffett, Charles, 1969

Museum of Modern Art, 1942, 1946-1947, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1969

Museum Purchase Fund, 1952

National Arts Club, 1946

Nelson, Kathleen L., 1945

New School Associates, 1953

New School for Social Research, 1949

New School, 1953, 1955

New York Times, 1946

New York University, 1934, 1937-1941, 1945, 1947, 1954, 1956-1959, 1963, 1966, 1970

New York University Press, 1970

Newark Museum, 1944

Okun, Henry, 1967-1968

Old Dominion Foundation, 1969

Ozenfant, [Amédée], 1949

Pantheon Books, Inc., 1944-1946, 1953-1954

Partisan Review, 1946, 1961-1962

Perry, William, 1941

Perspectives U.S.A., 1952

Phillips, Duncan, 1952

Photo Berard, 1951

Pietrantoni, M. L., 1955

Plass, Margo, 1962

Porter, James A., 1942

Prendergast, Charles, 1945

Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1950

Princeton University, 1943, 1949

Princeton University Press, 1947-1949, 1954-1955, 1959

Prior, Harris, 1946

Quadrum, 1956

Queens College, 1938-1957, 1972, undated

Rand School of Social Science, 1945

Random House, 1964

[Rattner], Abe, 1945

Redon, Ari, 1951

Rewald, John, 1941-1942, 1946

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, 1946

Rice Institute, 1954

Rice, Philip, 1952

Richter, H., 1952, 1954

Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller-Otterlo, 1957

Robb, David M., 1946-1947

Robinson, Cortland A., 1945

Rockefeller Foundation, 1946, 1951, 1954, 1956

Rockefeller, Nelson A., 1957-1958, 1965

Roditi, Edouard, 1951

Rodman, Selden, 1946

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 1967-1968

Ruksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, 1952

Sachs, Mrs. H. F., 1941

Samuel Kress Foundation, 1968

San Francisco Museum of Art, 1953

Sandström, Sven, 1954

Sarah Lawrence College, 1949-1950

Saturday Review, 1951, 1954

Schaefer-Sinnevenm 1945

Scheeffner, Denise Pauline, 1964

Schmalenbach, Fritz, 1951-1952, 1954

Seeman, Hugh, 1953

Seligman, Germain, 1947

Seuphor, Michel, 1951-1953, 1955

[Schapiro?], Meyer, 1941, 1943, 1952, 1960

Sihara, Laxmi P., 1968

Sloane, Joe, 1941

Smyth, Craig Hugh, 1952-1954, 1956

Soby, James Thrall, 1946-1947, 1950, 1955-1956

Société des Africanistes, 1936

Sokol, David M., 1969

Solomon, Alan, undated

State University of New York, Buffalo, 1969

State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1969

Stix, Hugh, 1952

Stokowski, Gloria (Mrs. Leopold), 1952

Sweeney, James Johnson, 1953, 1956

Sypher, Wylie, 1954

Time, 1945

Times Book Club, 1945

Tobé-Coburn School for Fashion Careers, 1947, 1950

[Trilling], Lionel, 1945-1946

Twin Editions, 1944

United States Educational Commission for France, 1951

United States Information Agency, 1959

University Club of Jamaica, New York, 1941

University of Birmingham, 1969

University of Birmingham, 1970

University of California, 1968-1969

University of California, Berkeley, 1948

University of Connecticut, 1950

University of Guelph, 1970-1971

University of Illinois, 1967

University of Iowa, 1968-1969

University of Massachusetts, 1966-1967, 1972

University of New Mexico, 1967

University of North Carolina, 1953

University of Texas, 1947

University of Washington Press, 1967

Valentin, Curt, 1953

Venturi, [illegible], 1941

Viking Press, Inc., 1944, 1968

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1953

Visson, Assia R., 1942-1943, 1947, 1950

Vytlacil, Vaclav, 1942

Walker Art Center, 1954

Walker, Hudson D., 1948

Wardwell, Allen, II, undated

Webster J. Carson, 1945, 1955

Webster, J. Carson, 1955

Weller, Allen S., 1958

Werner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1970

Wescher, Herta, 1956

Wesleyan University Press, 1965

Western Illinois University, 1969

Western Reserve University, 1946, 1954

Western Review, 1948

White Art Museum, Cornell University, 1954

Whitney Museum of American Art, 1948, 1954

Who's Who In America, 1952

Who's Who in the Western Hemisphere, 1943

Wiggin, Florence B., 1944

Wilber, Allen S., 1947

Wildenstein and Co., 1949

Williams College, 1969

Withers, William, 1941

Wittenborn, Shcultz, Inc., 1948

Wolff, Werner, 1945

Wurster, E. B., 1944

Yale French Studies, 1956

Yale University, 1954, 1962, 1967, 1972

[illegible], 1943, 1945-1946, 1950-1954, 1962, 1964, undated

[unknown], Alan, 1954

[unknown], Annie, 1952, 1954

[unknown], Donald, 1969

[unknown], Eddie, 1950

[unknown], Edith, 1957

[unknown], Ethel, 1955

[unknown], Fred, 1947, 1954

[unknown], Gerry, 1968

[unknown], Joe, 1953-1954

[unknown], John, 1953

[unknown], Marco, 1954

[unknown], Margaret, 1945

[unknown], Roy, 1969

[unknown], Russell, 1946

[unknown], Sarah, 1970

[unsigned], 1942

[unsigned], 1950
Collection Restrictions:
This material is ACCESS RESTRICTED; permission; written permission is required. 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:
Robert John Goldwater papers, 1902-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goldrobe, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fd94b039-91d9-4960-a152-b76121978eb3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goldrobe-ref12

Lawrence Fane papers

Creator:
Fane, Lawrence, 1933-2008  Search this
Names:
Bill Bace Gallery  Search this
Grounds for Sculpture  Search this
Kouros Gallery  Search this
Marilyn Pearl Gallery  Search this
University of Richmond Museums  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1964-2003
Summary:
The papers of New York sculptor Lawrence Fane measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1964-2003. The collection primarily documents Lawrence Fane's activities as a sculptor through biographical material; printed material, including clippings, exhibition announcements, and catalogs; and photographs of artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York sculptor Lawrence Fane measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1964-2003. The collection primarily documents Lawrence Fane's activities as a sculptor through biographical material; printed material, including clippings, exhibition announcements, and catalogs; and photographs of artwork.

Biographical material includes curriculum vitae, artist's statement, brief narrative, and a bibliography.

Printed material contains clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs. Clippings contain mostly reviews of Lawrence Fane's work. Exhibition announcements and catalogs document many of Fane's exhibitions, including the Bill Bace Gallery, Grounds for Sculpture, Kouros Gallery, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, University of Richmond Museums, and the Zabriskie Gallery.

Photographic material houses photographs, transparencies, slides, and reproductions of Lawrence Fane's artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as # series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1995-1998 (Box 1; folder 1)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1968-2003 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Photographic Material, circa 1964-2003 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Lawrence Fane (b. 1933) lives and works in New York and is known primarily as a sculptor.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1933, Lawrence Fane moved to New York City in the mid-1960s. Fane attended Harvard University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1955. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts from 1955-1956; during this period, he served as an apprentice to the sculptor, George Demetrios.

Lawrence Fane has used various materials in constructing his sculptures, e.g., wood, bronze, and steel. He has described his work, primarily abstract in design, as evolving from studies of the human body to the landscape and its structural relationship to the body. Fane has exhibited in numerous solo and exhibitions in the United States and abroad: Bill Bace Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Civici Musei 3 Gallerie di Storia e Arte, Colby College Museum of Art, de Cordova Museum, Galleria II Mercato del Sale, Kouros Gallery, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, Washington Art Gallery, and Zabriskie Gallery. In 2002, the University of Richmond Museum and the Muscarelle Museum in Virginia collaborated on twenty-five year retrospective of Fane's drawings and sculptures. Over the years, Fane has participated in group invitationals at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Greater Hartford Council, the National Academy of Design, and New England Sculpture Association and other venues. He also participated in the Whitney Biennial Exhibition as a contributor to the Mark di Suvero Peace Tower.

Further, Fane has held teaching positions at the Rhode Island School of Design, 1963-1966 and Queens City, 1996-1998. Lawrence Fane has also been a visiting critic and lecturer at many colleges and universities throughout the United States including Boston University, Duke University, and the Yale School of Architecture.

Fane's work is in a number of public collections: the Brooklyn Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Marsh Art Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art in Udine, Italy, the Rhode Island School of Design, Weatherspoon Gallery, and the University of North Carolina, among others.

Lawrence Fane was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome for three consecutive years from 1960 to 1962. He has also received grants from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, 1984; New York Foundation for the Arts, 1997; and the Research Foundation, City University of New York, 1994 and 1996.
Related Material:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Lawrence Fane conducted by Albert Boime in 1982 on microfilm reel 4909.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Lawrence Fane to the Archives of American Art in 2003.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Lawrence Fane papers, circa 1964-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fanelawr
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Lawrence Fane papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw947e6dbc2-adfa-4659-b435-41b83c98eaa9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fanelawr

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Ciarrocchi, Ray, 1933-  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-2009
Scope and Contents note:
The birth certificate is a copy. Grant and award documentation concerns Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, The Ingram Merrill Foundation, and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.; a Macdowell Colony newsletter notes that Ciarrocchi, a recent Colony artist, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship.
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:
Raymond Ciarrocchi papers, 1953-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ciarraym, Series 1
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Raymond Ciarrocchi papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9956b8b71-f867-48c1-939f-ac9dd1f51e7e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ciarraym-ref12

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