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Betty Esman papers

Creator:
Esman, Betty, 1904-1996  Search this
Names:
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995  Search this
Kobashi, Yasuhide  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Samuels, Vernon  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((microfilmed on 1 partial reel))
0.2 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1926-1980
Scope and Contents:
Primarily correspondence, mail art, and printed material documenting Esman's career and her personal and professional relationships with artists Ray Johnson, Rufino Tamayo, Jacques Lipchitz and others.
REEL 4861: Included are: a resume; letters, 1936-1979 from Ulla and Jacques Lipchitz, James Johnson Sweeney of the Guggenheim Museum, Ben Shahn, Chaim Gross, and museums, galleries, publishers, and associations regarding personal relationships, travel, exhibitions, and sales. One file on Rufino Tamayo contains letters from Tamayo to Esman and printed material, 1956-1971, and two files contain undated mail art from Ray Johnson to Esman and others. Printed material, 1932-1980, includes exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, and autographed Abraham Walkowitz exhibition catalogs, 1944-1950. Photographs, many taken by Vernon Samuels, Esman's husband, are of Esman, friends, artists and works of art. Original works of art include handpainted cards from Yasu Kobashi, 1970, 1976 and undated, and an undated woodcut print by Tamayo.
ADDITION: A resume; five figure drawings by Esman, 1926-1928 and ca. 1939-1945; photographs, including 7 of Esman with Jacques Lipchitz and his family taken by Samuels, 3 of the old sculpture garden at MoMA, a signed photograph of Tamayo, 2 of Esman in her studio, and 2 of other artists taken by Samuels. Also included are a signed exhibition catalog, "Rufino Tamayo: Myth and Magic, and an article on Mexico's Tamayo Museum, Smithsonian Magazine, August 1975.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, collector, art patron; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reel 4861 donated 1986-1989 by Esman; it was microfilmed in 1994 with funding provided by the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund. The remainder was donated October 1994 by Esman.
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:
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.esmabett
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-esmabett

Betty Esman papers, 1926-1980

Creator:
Esman, Betty, 1904-1996  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Kobashi, Yasuhide  Search this
Samuels, Vernon  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8043
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210214
AAA_collcode_esmabett
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210214

Yasuhide Kobashi [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 Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_71571

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