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Horse, Plate from Art d'Aujourd'hui

Artist:
Fernand Léger, French, 1881 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on white wove paper
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
France
Date:
1948
Credit Line:
Gift of Cooper Union Art School Library
Accession Number:
1953-184-3
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1953-184-3

Panorama of the l876 Centennial

Publisher:
Ostheimer Brothers  Search this
Medium:
Color lithographs Support: white wove paper, mounted on thick wove paper
Type:
architecture
Album
Object Name:
Album
Place:
Philadelphia, USA
Made in:
USA
Date:
1876
Credit Line:
Gift of Lee S. Luquer
Accession Number:
1958-147-5
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edanmdm:chndm_1958-147-5

The Antikamnia Calendar

Artist:
L Crusius  Search this
Lithographer:
G. H. Buek & Co., American, active ca. 1899  Search this
For:
The Antikamnia Chemical Co., American  Search this
Type:
graphic design
Calendar
Object Name:
Calendar
Made in:
Europe
Date:
1897
Accession Number:
1968-106-4
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_1968-106-4

Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)

Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1,200 slides, 35mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1900-1970
bulk 1910-1940
Summary:
The Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection contains approximately 1,200 35mm slide reproductions of postcard images depicting early twentieth century architectural and garden views of over 600 private estates throughout the United States. The collection includes views of estates owned by popular movie stars of the 1920s and 1930s, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Claudette Colbert and Buster Keaton.
Scope and Contents:
The Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection contains approximately 1,200 35mm slide reproductions of postcard images depicting early twentieth century architectural and garden views of over 600 private estates throughout the United States. The collection includes views of estates owned by popular movie stars of the 1920s and 1930s, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Claudette Colbert and Buster Keaton.

A number of estates represented in the collection have been destroyed or subdivided over the years. Most of the postcard views indicate the name and location of a particular property, though few include specific captions or are dated. A small number of the views are black and white; the majority were made using various color lithographic properties. The collection does not include copies of the back of the postcards where messages and addresses would have been written.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Postcards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR
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Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_collection:sova-aag-mar

Norman Kent papers, 1939-1964

Creator:
Kent, Norman, 1903-1972  Search this
Subject:
Aiken, Charles Avery  Search this
Albee, Grace  Search this
Anderson, Ernfred  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Avery, Ralph Hillyer  Search this
Aylward, W. J. (William James)  Search this
Bailey, Merrill A.  Search this
Bailey, Vernon Howe  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Boyd, Fiske  Search this
Bransom, Paul  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Carter, Clarence Holbrook  Search this
Cheffetz, Asa  Search this
Clark, Eliot Candee  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton  Search this
Cornwell, Dean  Search this
Daugherty, James Henry  Search this
Deines, E. Hubert  Search this
Eichenberg, Fritz  Search this
Fabri, Ralph  Search this
Fawcett, Robert  Search this
Havens, James D.  Search this
Heitland, Wilmot Emerton  Search this
Helck, Peter  Search this
Hoftrup, Julius Lars  Search this
Kappel, Philip  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Lankes, Julius J.  Search this
Leighton, Clare  Search this
Mack, Warren Bryan  Search this
Mason, Roy Martell  Search this
Meissner, Leo J. (Leo John)  Search this
Menihan, John C.  Search this
Pitz, Henry Clarence  Search this
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Reynard, Grant T.  Search this
Rice, William S.  Search this
Rockwell, Norman  Search this
Sandzén, Birger  Search this
Schafer, Alice Pauline  Search this
Sloane, Eric  Search this
Smith, Charles (Charles William)  Search this
Swann, James  Search this
Teague, Donald  Search this
Unwin, Nora Spicer  Search this
Von Neumann, Robert  Search this
Ward, Lynd  Search this
Waters, Herbert  Search this
Watson, Aldren Auld  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow  Search this
Whitaker, Frederic  Search this
Williams, Esther  Search this
Wilson, Edward Arthur  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7688
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209851
AAA_collcode_kentnorm
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209851

American Artists Group records, 1934-1965

Creator:
American Artists Group  Search this
Subject:
Ahgupuk, George Aden  Search this
Anderson, C. W. (Clarence William)  Search this
Avery, Ralph Hillyer  Search this
Babcock, R. Fayerweather  Search this
Bailey, Merrill A.  Search this
Bakós, Józef  Search this
Barker, Ken  Search this
Behncke, Nile Jurgen  Search this
Bemelmans, Ludwig  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Bolton, Clarence  Search this
Botke, Cornelius  Search this
Botke, Jessie Arms  Search this
Boyd, Fiske  Search this
Buff, Conrad  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Bye, Ranulph  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton  Search this
Cosgrave, John O'Hara  Search this
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Davis, Gladys Rockmore  Search this
Denison, Harold  Search this
Detwiller, Fred  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Dubois, Yvonne Pène  Search this
Duvoisin, Roger  Search this
Dwight, Mabel  Search this
Eby, Kerr  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Enright, Walter J. (Walter Joseph)  Search this
Sawyer, Helen  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert  Search this
Freeman, Don  Search this
Funk, Tom  Search this
Gaige, Richard  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Golden, Samuel  Search this
Golinkin, Joseph W. (Joseph Webster)  Search this
Gordon, Witold  Search this
Grant, Gordon  Search this
Grant, Vernon  Search this
Harmon, Jim  Search this
Hatfield, Dalzell  Search this
Helik, Peter  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Hunt, Peter  Search this
Huntley, Victoria Hutson  Search this
Jacobs, Elmer  Search this
Johnstone, Ralph Wilbur  Search this
Karasz, Ilonka  Search this
Kent, Norman  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
King, Nettie  Search this
Kleiber, Hans  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina  Search this
Kloss, Gene  Search this
Komroff, Manuel  Search this
Kotula, Jo  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Kronengold, Adolph  Search this
Kuehne, Max  Search this
Lahey, Richard  Search this
Landacre, Paul  Search this
Landon, Edward  Search this
Latham, Barbara  Search this
Laughlin, Margaret  Search this
Lederer, Wolfgang  Search this
Lenski, Lois  Search this
Lewicki, James  Search this
Loeffler, Gisella  Search this
Luce, C. A.  Search this
Luneau, Omer Joachim  Search this
Markham, Kyra  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Mays, Maxwell  Search this
Morris, Dudley  Search this
Naegele, Thomas  Search this
Nason, Thomas W. (Thomas Willoughby)  Search this
Nesbitt, Alexander  Search this
Neville, Vera  Search this
Neufeld, Woldemar  Search this
Newcombe, Warren  Search this
Newton, Edith Whittlesey  Search this
Nichols, Dale  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Nicolett, Frank L.  Search this
Nordmark, Olle  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Pajaud, William E.  Search this
Paull, Grace  Search this
Pellew, John C.  Search this
Pennoyer, A. Sheldon (Albert Sheldon)  Search this
Pescheret, Leon Rene  Search this
Petroff, Gilmer  Search this
Pike, John  Search this
Pitz, Henry Clarence  Search this
Plummer, Virginia  Search this
Poray, Stan  Search this
Prentiss, Tina  Search this
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
Rees, Rosalie  Search this
Reynard, Grant T.  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Roland, Conrad  Search this
Ronnebeck, Arnold  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr  Search this
Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg)  Search this
Rosenthal, Doris Patty  Search this
Ross, Sanford  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée  Search this
Ruzicka, Rudolph  Search this
Kantor, Martha Ryther  Search this
Sample, Paul  Search this
Santo, Patsy  Search this
Schaldach, William Joseph  Search this
Schreiber, Georges  Search this
Shane, Fred  Search this
Sharp, John  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Sheets, Millard  Search this
Shelton, Alphonse Joseph  Search this
Shepler, Dwight  Search this
Shevis, William  Search this
Shokler, Harry  Search this
Sinclair, Gerrit Van W.  Search this
Slotnick, Mortimer H.  Search this
Smith, Bissell Phelps  Search this
Soderberg, Ynve Edward  Search this
Sternberg, Harry  Search this
Thieme, Anthony  Search this
Ulreich, Nura Woodson  Search this
Vorst, Joseph Paul  Search this
Walker, Maynard  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow  Search this
Wheelock, Warren  Search this
Whorf, John  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Wiggins, Guy C. (Guy Carleton)  Search this
Wiggins, Myra Albert  Search this
Wilson, Edward Arthur  Search this
Woiceske, Ronau William  Search this
Woodward, Stanley Wingate  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Marketing -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Reproduction  Search this
Greeting cards industry  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6979
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209108
AAA_collcode_amerartg
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209108

Negro es Bello II

Created by:
Elizabeth Catlett, American and Mexican, 1915 - 2012  Search this
Medium:
ink on rag paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 33 7/16 x 25 7/16 in. (84.9 x 64.6 cm)
Type:
lithographs
Place printed:
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1969; printed 2001
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Art  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Black power  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.108.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cd480e01-0ad9-4597-a128-7ed4d117ce0a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.108.1

Negro es Bello II

Created by:
Elizabeth Catlett, American and Mexican, 1915 - 2012  Search this
Medium:
ink on rag paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 33 9/16 x 25 7/16 in. (85.2 x 64.6 cm)
Type:
lithographs
Place printed:
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1969; printed 2001
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Art  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Black power  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.108.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59009801e-360a-4693-80fd-2266638ad246
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.108.2

Off Solta

Artist:
Andrew Stasik, American, b. 1932  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph and serigraph on paper and plexiglass
Dimensions:
18 15/16 × 19 1/16 in. (48.1 × 48.4 cm)
Type:
Print
Date:
(n.d.)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.4444
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2c67fe84e-ceaf-41ea-8808-a0349c1bc60f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.4444

"The Trail Blazer, First De Luxe All-Coach Train Daily between Chicago and New York" Pennsylvania Railroad poster for 1939 World's Fair

Client:
Pennsylvania Railroad, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on wove paper
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Place:
USA
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Gift of Unknown Donor
Accession Number:
1996-96-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4c47a25c7-9690-4877-9e29-2f25cb1a67ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1996-96-4

Design for a Package Label with Toucan

Designer:
E. McKnight Kauffer, American, 1890–1954  Search this
Client:
Steinthal & Co. Ltd, Manchester, England  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on cream wove paper
Type:
graphic design
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
London, England, United Kingdom
Date:
ca. 1920
Credit Line:
Gift of Alice and Leslie Schreyer
Accession Number:
1989-92-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4e78dd07d-1951-4450-9e48-428eeafdb27f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1989-92-1
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London/Windsor Castle

Publisher:
London Passenger Transport Board, British  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Accession Number:
1986-5-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4baa7af83-5188-443f-a1ef-f296d07ad585
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1986-5-1

Diamond Jubilee: A Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of New York Subways

Designer:
George Gershinowitz  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Object Name:
Poster
Type:
Poster
Made in:
USA
Date:
1979
Credit Line:
Gift of Unknown Donor
Accession Number:
1986-6-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq49fc68ee5-83fe-4b03-9b17-bb550ccb72c9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1986-6-1

Waterside London

Designer:
Hans Unger, British, b. Germany, 1915 – 1975  Search this
Publisher:
London Passenger Transport Board, British  Search this
Printer:
The Baynard Press  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Type:
poster
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Date:
1972
Accession Number:
1986-7-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4fb217b84-c77b-44e2-b1d3-627d627192a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1986-7-1

Danskins Are Not Just For Dancing

Photographer:
Phillip Leonian, American, 1927–2016  Search this
Client:
Danskin, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1980
Credit Line:
Gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
1981-29-401
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq41aa2f031-c139-4d1e-96d1-55abfe79a691
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1981-29-401
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New Thing Jazz Workshop - Marlow

Artist:
Eric Marlow  Search this
Medium:
lithographic print on paper
Dimensions:
11 × 8 7/16 in. (27.9 × 21.5 cm)
Type:
flyer
Cite As:
Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Accession Number:
2017.8.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl862e7b2a3-bd4e-43a7-abbf-d3ecc09dd6dc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2017.8.13
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New Thing, Paul Hawkins Latin Sextet Jazz Workshop

Artist:
Lloyd McNeill  Search this
Medium:
lithographic print on paper
Dimensions:
16 15/16 × 11 in. (43 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
poster
Cite As:
Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Accession Number:
2017.8.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl802d194a6-2b01-4a8b-a560-78f11c9a27a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2017.8.7
Online Media:

New Thing, Eddie Henderson Quintet Jazz Workshop

Medium:
lithographic print on paper
Dimensions:
16 15/16 × 11 in. (43.1 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
poster
Cite As:
Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Accession Number:
2017.8.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl863239461-f015-44d8-ab3c-71fe82e70b84
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2017.8.8
Online Media:

New Thing Jazz Workshop, The McNeill Quartet

Artist:
Lloyd McNeill  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
16 15/16 × 11 in. (43.1 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
poster
Cite As:
Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Accession Number:
2017.8.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl80329bc36-5cb8-41cc-a1f1-a06e3f0b5b20
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2017.8.9
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Alan R. Solomon papers

Creator:
Solomon, Alan R., 1920-1970  Search this
Names:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Amsterdam (Netherlands). Stedelijk Museum  Search this
Art Gallery of Ontario  Search this
Artforum  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Centro de Artes Visuales (Asunción, Paraguay)  Search this
Cornell University. -- Faculty  Search this
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec)  Search this
Harvard University -- Students  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Los Once (Artists' group)  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
University of California (System)  Search this
Velvet Underground (Musical group)  Search this
Bontecou, Lee, 1931-  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011  Search this
Childs, Lucinda  Search this
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Fahlström, Öyvind, 1928-1976  Search this
Finkelstein, Nat  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Greenberg, Jeanine  Search this
Grisi, Laura  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Hay, Deborah  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kron, Joan  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
MacElroy, Robert R.  Search this
Moore, Peter  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Mulas, Ugo  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Novick, Elizabeth  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Oldenburg, Patty  Search this
Paxton, Steve  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Provinciali, Michele  Search this
Rainier, Yvonne  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916  Search this
Reed, Lou  Search this
Rosenquist, James, 1933-  Search this
Sabol, Audrey, 1922-  Search this
Schute, Terry  Search this
Scull, Ethel  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Sisler, Mary  Search this
Sonnabend, Ileana  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-  Search this
Whitman, Robert  Search this
Extent:
9.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Transcripts
Photographs
Interviews
Lithographs
Place:
Italy -- Venice
Date:
1907-1970
bulk 1944-1970
Summary:
The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art scene.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art scene.

Biographical material includes résumés, an engagement book, and a monthly planning book from 1965, identification cards, and educational transcripts.

Correspondence documents Solomon's education at Harvard College and Harvard University, and his teaching appointments at Cornell University. Correspondence also provides some documentation of his involvement with museums and arts organizations, including the Jewish Museum, Stedlijk Museum, the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of California, and Centro de Artes Visuales; his submission of writings for publications including Artforum, Art International, and Konstrevy; and his relationships with artists and colleagues including Jim Dine, Joan Kron, Audrey Sabol, and Ileana Sonnabend. Also found is correspondence related to Solomon's work for Mary Sisler, who employed Solomon to sell her collection of artwork by Marcel Duchamp in the late 1960s.

One series comprises transcripts of interviews with many of the artists who were central to the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements that occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Neo-Dada and Pop art. Artists represented in the interviews include Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol.

Solomon's writings include many of his essays for exhibition catalogs, magazines, and journals, and are in a combination of annotated manuscript and published formats. There are writings on Jim Dine, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns, and on the new movements in theater and performance art of the 1960s. His writings also document the art history education which informed all of his later work, with the inclusion of papers written as a student and teacher, his honors thesis on Odilon Redon, and his dissertation on Pablo Picasso. This material is supplemented by notes, and teaching and study files, documenting courses taken and taught at Harvard and Cornell universities. Also found is the manuscript of the text for New York: The New Art Scene, accompanied by a partial published copy of the book and photographs by Ugo Mulas.

Solomon's subject files augment several of the other series, comprising material on various art related subjects and individual painters and sculptors, arranged alphabetically. Material found here includes printed matter documenting exhibitions and other events, scattered letters from artists, related writings, and photographs.

One series documents Solomon's involvement with the First New York Theater Rally, which he co-produced with Steve Paxton in 1965. This material includes a drawing each by Jim Dine and Alex Hay, pieces of a combine by Robert Rauschenberg, and photographs of the group including Dine, Hay, and Rauschenberg, as well as Lucinda Childs, Judith Dunn, Deborah Hay, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, the Once Group, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainier, Alan Solomon, and Robert Whitman. The series includes multiple contact sheets of photos of First New York Theater Rally events, by Peter Moore, Elizabeth Novick, and Terry Schute.

Exhibition files document Solomon's role as an organizer and curator for some of his most well-known exhibitions, including American Painting Now (1967) for Expo '67 in Montreal; Andy Warhol (1966) at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; Dine-Oldenburg-Segal (1967) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Albright-Knox Gallery; the American exhibition at the 1964 Venice Biennale; Young Italians (1968) at the Institute of Contemporary Art; and Painting in New York 1944-1969, a major retrospective installed for the opening of the new Pasadena Art Museum in fall, 1969. Records include correspondence, lists and notes, financial records, printed material, and photographs of artists and installations, including a series by Ugo Mulas taken at the Venice Biennale.

Solomon's business records include lists, notes, contracts, expense forms, vouchers, purchase orders, and receipts. They provide scattered documentation of exhibition-related expenses and purchases of artwork, as well as Solomon's income from teaching appointments, lectures, honorariums, and writings. Amongst Solomon's general business records is an American Federation of Musicians agreement between the Institute of Contemporary Art and "Louis Reed," with booking agent Andy Warhol, for a performance by the Velvet Underground and Nico, performing as The Exploding Plastic Inevitable on October 29, 1966. This seemingly mundane item documents an event that accompanied Solomon's landmark Warhol exhibition of nearly forty iconic works, and the accompanying show by The Exploding Plastic Inevitable was hailed by the Boston Phoenix newspaper as one of the greatest concerts in Boston history.

Printed material includes announcements, catalogs, and posters for exhibitions and art related events, including two Jasper Johns lithographs for a 1960 exhibition at Galerie Rive Droite, and a 1963 exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery. Also found are news clippings, press releases, and other publications.

Photographs are of Solomon, artists, friends and colleagues, exhibitions and other events, and artwork. They include snapshots of Solomon, and a series of photographs of him at various events and parties, many taken by Ugo Mulas, as well as a photo taken by Robert Rauschenberg of Ugo Mulas, Michele Provinciali, and Solomon. Additional photos by Ugo Mulas include some which were probably taken for New York: The New Art Scene, and a series of photos of Robert Rauschenberg and others at the Venice Biennale. Photos of artists include Lee Bontecou, John Chamberlain, Jim Dine, Marcel Duchamp, Öyvind Fahlström, Laura Grisi, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Morris Louis, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Claes and Patty Oldenburg, Larry Poons, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol and The Factory. Photos of others include Leo Castelli, Clement and Jeanine Greenberg, and Ethel and Robert Scull. Also found are photos of the exhibition Toward a New Abstraction (1963), at The Jewish Museum, photos of Venice, and photos of artwork by many of the above named, and other, artists. In addition to Ugo Mulas, photographers represented in this series include Nat Finkelstein, Robert R. McElroy, and Hans Namuth.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eleven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1968 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930-1970 (0.66 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Interviews, 1965-1969 (0.25 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1945-1969 (1.35 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 11)

Series 5: Teaching and Study Files, 1944-1958 (0.25 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Subject Files, 1907-1969 (2.92 linear feet; Boxes 3-6, 1, OV 12)

Series 7: First New York Theater Rally, 1963-1965 (0.15 linear feet; Boxes 6, 11)

Series 8: Exhibition Files, 1954-1969 (1.42 linear feet; Boxes 6-7, 11, OV 12)

Series 9: Business Records, 1945-1970 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Series 10: Printed Material, 1914-1970 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 8-9, OV 12)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1951-circa 1970 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 9-11, OV 13)
Biographical / Historical:
New York art historian, museum director, art consultant, educator, writer, and curator, Alan R. Solomon (1920-1970), organized over two hundred exhibitions in the course of his career. He was known for his skill in exhibition design, and for bringing the perception and understanding of an art historian to the field of contemporary art.

Solomon was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard College and Harvard Graduate School. In 1953, during his 1952-1962 tenure with the Cornell University department of art history, he established the Andrew Dickson White Museum of art. Solomon served as the museum's first director until 1961, whilst simultaneously pursuing his doctorate, which he received from Harvard University in 1962.

In 1962 Solomon was hired by the Jewish Museum in New York, New York, and immediately began to take the institution in a more contemporary direction, mounting Robert Rauschenberg's first retrospective in 1963, and a major Jasper Johns retrospective in 1964. Also, in 1963, Solomon was appointed the United States Commissioner for the 1964 Venice Biennale. He was determined to show "the major new indigenous tendencies, the peculiarly America spirt of the art" in works by two consecutive generations of artists, including Jasper Johns, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Robert Rauschenberg. With this in mind, and given the inadequacy of the existing space to house the installation he envisaged, Solomon secured a verbal agreement from Biennale officials to approve additional space for the American exhibition in an annex at the former American Consulate. The agreement was never formalized, however, and a series of administrative problems and controversies over the eligibility of the American submissions threatened to undermine Solomon's efforts. Nevertheless, Robert Rauschenberg became the first American to take the Grand Prize for foreign artist, and the attention garnered by the American exhibition monopolized press coverage of the Biennale. In response, Solomon stated publicly that "it is acknowledged on every hand that New York has replaced Paris as the world art capital."

Solomon subsequently left the Jewish Museum, having engendered resistance to leading the museum in a more experimental direction, away from the traditional Jewish educational aspects of its mission. In the mid-sixties he worked as a consultant and writer for a National Educational Television series entitled "U. S. A. Artists," which drew on artist interviews, many conducted by Solomon. He also wrote the text for Ugo Mulas's classic photographic study, New York: The New Art Scene (1967: Holt Rinehart and Winston).

In 1966 Solomon was hired by the United States Information Agency to organize the United States contribution to the Canadian World Exhibition in Montreal, known as Expo '67. His stunning American Painting Now installation placed large scale paintings by twenty-three artists, including Jim Dine, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Barnett Newman, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist, inside Buckminster Fuller's twenty-story Biosphere of Montreal.

Other important exhibitions organized by Solomon included Andy Warhol (1966) at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, which was only the second of two exhibitions dedicated to the artist; Dine-Oldenburg-Segal (1967) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; and Young Italians (1968) at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Solomon was also interested in contemporary theater and organized the First New York Theater Rally with Steve Paxton in 1965, a series of performances which combined new dance and a revival of the Happenings of the early 1960s, in which Claes Oldenburg, Jim Dine and others were involved.

Following a six-week appointment as a senior lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, in spring 1968, Solomon became chairman of the University's art department and director of the art gallery. His last exhibition, Painting in New York, 1944-1969 (1969-1970), was held at the Pasadena Art Museum and closed in January 1970, just a few weeks before Solomon's sudden death at the age of forty-nine.
Provenance:
The Leo Castelli Gallery served as executor of Solomon's estate, and donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1974 and 2007.
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 Alan R. Solomon 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.
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Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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