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[Photographs of artists taken by Michael Rinaldini, photographer.]

Creator:
Rinaldini, Michael, 1950-  Search this
Names:
Cobb, Joel -- Photographs  Search this
Crite, Allan Rohan, 1910- -- Photographs  Search this
Dater, Judy -- Photographs  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993 -- Photographs  Search this
Jacobi, Lotte, 1896- -- Photographs  Search this
Meyerowitz, Joel, 1938- -- Photographs  Search this
Schwartz, Henry, 1927- -- Photographs  Search this
Trachtman, Arnold S., 1930- -- Photographs  Search this
Wainwright, William H., 1924- -- Photographs  Search this
Wegman, William -- Photographs  Search this
Wilson, John, 1922 Apr. 14- -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
12 Items (photographic prints (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of artists Joel Cobb, Allan Crite, Judy Dater, Xavier Gonzalez, Lotte Jacobi, Joel Meyerowitz, Henry Schwartz, Arnold S. Trachtman, William Wainwright, William Wegman, and John Wilson.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael Rinaldini is a photographer from Cambridge, Mass.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Michael Rinaldini.
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.
Rights:
Authorization to publish or reproduce must be obtained from Michael Rinaldini.
Topic:
Artists -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rinamich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rinamich

George Leslie Stout

Photographer:
Jacobi, Lotte, 1896-  Search this
Subject:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1965
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14418
See more items in:
George Leslie Stout papers, 1897-1978
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14418
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Abraham Walkowitz papers

Creator:
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965  Search this
Names:
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Dunaif, George M.  Search this
Duncan, Elizabeth, 1871-1948  Search this
Eliasoph, Paula  Search this
Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel), 1888-1951  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-  Search this
Maria-Theresa, 1896-1987  Search this
Olinsky, Ivan G. (Ivan Gregorewitch), 1878-1962  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Schapiro, Louis  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Photographer:
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942  Search this
Jacobi, Lotte, 1896-  Search this
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Valente, Alfredo  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964  Search this
White, Clarence H., 1871-1925  Search this
Extent:
2.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Transcripts
Interviews
Date:
1904-1969
Summary:
The papers of painter Abraham Walkowitz date from 1904-1969, and measure 2.9 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from artists, friends, and art collectors; business records; four interview transcripts; notes and writings; exhibition announcements, cataloges, and other printed material; and photographs of Walkowitz, friends, colleagues, and artworks.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter Abraham Walkowitz date from 1904-1969, and measure 2.9 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from artists, friends, and art collectors; business records; four interview transcripts; notes and writings; exhibition announcements, catalogs, and other printed material; and photographs of Walkowitz, friends, colleagues, and artworks.

Biographical material consists of autobiographical notes, a citizenship certificate, membership and registration cards, medical records, and address books.

Letters, with scattered responses from Walkowitz, are primarily from colleagues including artists John Taylor Arms, George Biddle, Paula Eliasoph, Ivan G. Olinsky, Walter Pach, Alfred Stieglitz, Carl Van Vechten, and Max Weber, Boston art collector Louis Schapiro, publisher E. Haldeman-Julius, writer Horace Traubel, and dancers Elizabeth Duncan and Maria-Theresa Duncan, the sister and adopted daughter of Isadora Duncan respectively. Individual letters are primarily from the diverse group of notable people to whom Walkowitz had sent copies of his books. Also found are letters from art organizations and museums.

Business records consist of documents concerning the will of art collector George M. Dunaif, letters of acknowledgement of gifts of art work donated by Walkowitz to various museums, and miscellaneous financial material. Transcripts are of three interviews with Walkowitz and an interview with Walkowitz and Frank Kleinholz. Notes and writings include lists of names, addresses, and art work, miscellaneous lecture notes, and writings by Walkowitz and by others. Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, reproductions of art work, and books by Walkowitz, and by Walkowitz and E. Haldeman-Julius.

The photographs series contains the most significant material in the collection. The majority of photographs are of Abraham Walkowitz, taken by many notable photographers including Arnold Genthe, Lotte Jacobi, Arnold Newman, Alfredo Valente, Carl Van Vechten, and Clarence White. Also found are photographs of friends and colleagues, as well as photographs of art work by Walkowitz and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material 1906-1944 (Box 1, 5; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1906-1966 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, 1930-1956 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 4: Interview Transcripts, 1944-1958 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1904-1949 (Box 1-2; 26 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1910-1969 (Box 2, 5; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1904-1958 (Box 2-5; 0.9 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Abraham Walkowitz (1878-1965) was a painter in Brooklyn, New York. Walkowitz was born in Tumen in Siberian Russia, the son of Jacob and Rita Schulman Walkowitz. Following the death of his father, a lay rabbi and cantor, in the late 1880s, Walkowitz immigrated to the United States with his mother and siblings and settled in the Lower East Side of New York City.

Walkowitz began his study of art at the Educational Alliance, at Cooper Union, and at the National Academy of Design. In early adulthood he worked as a sign painter and taught at the Educational Alliance from 1900 to 1906. He managed to save enough for passage to Paris where he continued his studies at the Académie Julian under Academic painter Jean-Paul Laurens. During this time, Walkowitz met Max Weber who introduced him to Matisse, Picasso, and Gertrude and Leo Stein. They exerted a considerable influence on Walkowitz's artistic development toward abstraction. Weber also introduced him to Isadora Duncan, whose style of improvisational dance inspired Walkowitz to create over 5,000 drawings and watercolors of her dancing form over the next four decades.

Walkowitz returned to New York in 1907 and laid claim to being the first to exhibit truly Modernist paintings in the United States with his exhibition at the Haas Gallery in 1908. After 1909, he became an intimate of Alfred Stieglitz's 291 Gallery where he became a regular exhibitor along with Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and John Marin, among others. Walkowitz's work appeared in landmark avant-garde exhibitions including the 1913 Armory Show, the Forum Exhibition of 1916, the People's Art Guild showings of contemporary art from 1915-1917, and the inaugural show of the Société Anonyme in 1920.

When interest in the Modernist movement diminished during the 1930s, Walkowitz's career also diminished, but he continued as an avid member and officer in the Society of Independent Artists. In the mid-1940s, he explored the varieties of the modernist vision in the form of an exhibition of 100 portraits of Walkowitz by 100 artist colleagues. The result was widely discussed and was featured in Life magazine in 1944. In 1945, Walkowitz travelled to Kansas to reunite with his colleague, E. Haldeman-Julius, to publish in a series of books concerning Walkowitz's art work. He also executed a series of drawings of the barns and strip mines in the area. But by 1946, glaucoma had begun to impair Walkowitz's vision, leading to his eventual blindness. Also in the mid-1940s, Walkowitz lost the contents of his studio to fire.

In 1963, Walkowitz received the Marjory Peabody Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. His work is represented in the collections of the Newark Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Abraham Walkowitz died on January 26, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York.
Related Material:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Abraham Walkowitz conducted by Abram Lerner and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, December 8 and 22, 1958.
Provenance:
Portions of the papers were donated in 1959 by Abraham Walkowitz; in 1966 by Dr. Rosa E. Prigosen, the artist's niece; in 1981 through a transfer of material from the National Museum of American Art/National Portrait Gallery Library; and in 1996 by Howard and Lila Schulman.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Abraham Walkowitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Transcripts
Interviews
Citation:
Abraham Walkowitz papers, 1904-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.walkabra
See more items in:
Abraham Walkowitz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-walkabra
Online Media:

Lotte Jacobi Place printed materials

Creator:
Lotte Jacobi Place (Gallery: Hillsboro, N.H.)  Search this
Names:
Cook, Christopher Capen, 1932-  Search this
Flaherty, Frances Hubbard  Search this
Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951  Search this
Herrick, John  Search this
Jacobi, Lotte, 1896-  Search this
Manahan, William H.  Search this
Mueller, Robert E.  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Renger-Patzsch, Albert  Search this
Roy, L. M. A.  Search this
Thompson, Luther  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Wolf, Gustav, 1887 June 26-1947  Search this
Extent:
17 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1968
Scope and Contents:
Biographical sketches of artists who have exhibited at Lotte Jacobi Place and lists of works exhibited, 1964-1968, includes the following artists: Christopher Cook, Robert and Frances Flaherty, John Herrick, Lotte Jacobi, William H. Manahan, Jr., Robert E. Mueller, Louise Nevelson, Albert Renger-Patzsch, L.M.A. Roy, Luther Thompson, Minor White and Gustav Wolf.
Biographical / Historical:
Lotte Jacobi Place, Hillsboro, N.H. Founded by Lotte Jacobi of Deering, N.H. Born in Germany and moved to New York City in 1935. Studied at the Bavarian Academy of Photography, University of Munich and with her father. Was a well known portrait photographer, active in Berlin, 1927-1935. Fled Nazi Germany and opened a studio in New York. Best known for her portraits of Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Robert Frost, Steichen, Stieglitz and Paul Strand. Also known for her "photogenics"--cameraless abstract light prints. Died 1990.
Provenance:
Donated 1978 by Lotte Jacobi.
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:
Photographers  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New Hampshire -- Hillsboro
Identifier:
AAA.lottjaco
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lottjaco

Lotte Jacobi: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Jacobi, Lotte 1896-1990  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001525
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140034

Lotte Jacobi : photographs / introduction and notes by Peter Moriarty

Author:
Jacobi, Lotte 1896-1990  Search this
Moriarty, Peter A  Search this
Physical description:
92 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.J168 M67 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_721623

Focus on the soul : the photographs of Lotte Jacobi

Title:
Photographs of Lotte Jacobi
Author:
Jacobi, Lotte 1896-1990  Search this
Sundstrom, Kurt J  Search this
Currier Museum of Art  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Jacobi, Lotte 1896-  Search this
Physical description:
18 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
Topic:
Women photographers  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .J31 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764496

Lotte Jacobi retrospective : photographs exhibited in Alfred, New York : October-November, 1980 / edited by David Barry Lash

Author:
Jacobi, Lotte 1896-1990  Search this
Lash, David Barry  Search this
Subject:
Jacobi, Lotte 1896-  Search this
Physical description:
[58] p. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1981
Call number:
TR647.J168 L37 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510952

Atelier Lotte Jacobi, Berlin, New York / Marion Beckers, Elisabeth Moortgat

Title:
Lotte Jacobi, Berlin, New York
Berlin, New York
Author:
Jacobi, Lotte 1896-1990  Search this
Beckers, Marion  Search this
Moortgat, Elisabeth  Search this
Verborgene Museum  Search this
Subject:
Jacobi, Lotte 1896-1990  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Portraits
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
Topic:
Celebrities  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Call number:
TR647.J168 B4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_525845

WCA honor awards : Edna Andrade, Dorothy Dehner, Lotte Jacobi, Ellen Johnson, Stella Kramrisch, Lenore Tawney, Pecolia Warner : [5th Annual Ceremony for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts]

Author:
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Subject:
Andrade, Edna 1917-  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy 1901-1994  Search this
Tawney, Lenore Exhibitions  Search this
Jacobi, Lotte 1896-1990  Search this
Warner, Pecolia  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art Awards  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
20th century
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N8354 .W89 1983
N8354.W89 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_422193

Lotte Jacobi / edited by Kelly Wise

Author:
Jacobi, Lotte 1896-1990  Search this
Wise, Kelly  Search this
Fasanelli, James A  Search this
Subject:
Jacobi, Lotte 1896-1990  Search this
Physical description:
187 p. : chiefly ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.J165 W8
N40.1.J165W8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119872

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