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Eleanore Lockspeiser papers

Collection Creator:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918-1982
Scope and Contents:
Artworks include two sketchbooks containing pencil sketches of circus scenes and Provincetown landscapes. Lockspeiser's biographical materials include resumes and travel papers issued in France. Also found are materials regarding Lockspeiser's father Gregory Weinstein and daughter Mary Frank.

Correspondence is largely personal and is between Lockspeiser and members of her family including her father Gregory Weinstein, husband Edward Lockspeiser, daughter Mary Frank, son-in-law Robert Frank, sister Florence Weingarten, and grandchildren Pablo and Andrea Frank. Other letters are from Ella Winter, Penny Kaplan, and Ammihud Nachmani.

Photographs depict Lockspeiser, her family and friends, homes, events, and of works of art. Printed materials consist of clippings and exhibition material concerning Lockspeiser and Mary Frank. Writings include an autobiography by Lockspeiser and childhood writings by Mary Frank.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lockelea, Series 1
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Artwork, Sketchbooks

Collection Creator:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1953
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw988a3ecc9-45c4-4b20-b596-6e5c08c8f43d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lockelea-ref4

Artwork, Sketches (Photocopies)

Collection Creator:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw911794b47-42a0-4c21-bb88-35dd0307a8fe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lockelea-ref5

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921-1971
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94977cc31-cbbc-4cee-801d-ccdb0a86a5f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lockelea-ref6

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930-1981
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98dfbd2d4-942d-443c-8264-ca53b092baf4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lockelea-ref7

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918-1982
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Eleanore Lockspeiser papers
Eleanore Lockspeiser papers / Series 1: Eleanore Lockspeiser papers
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw936a325f6-7dea-495a-aacc-ebc629987949
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lockelea-ref8

Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8-10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950s-1980s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Eleanore Lockspeiser papers
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9611995b8-4ed3-4d8b-8402-1fac19c73502
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lockelea-ref9

Writings and Notes

Collection Creator:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11-12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941-circa 1980
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fc9ca912-c659-44ab-993c-ffae919f6c0e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lockelea-ref10

Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982

Creator:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Subject:
Frank, Mary  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5730
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208569
AAA_collcode_lockelea
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208569
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Don Raymond David and Andrée Golbin papers

Creator:
David, Don Raymond, 1910-  Search this
Golbin, Andrée, 1923-2006  Search this
Names:
Donneson, Seena  Search this
Konzal, Joseph, 1905-1994  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Stefanotti, Robert, 1947-  Search this
Vogel, Dorothy  Search this
Vogel, Herbert  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1930-1980
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information, correspondence, writings, financial records, works of art, photographs, and printed material regarding the careers of painter Don Raymond David and illustrator Andrée Golbin.
Biographical information includes an address book and date books. Correspondence is with Joseph Konzal, Lucy Lippard, Harold Rosenberg, Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, Seena Donneson, Sylvia Sleigh, Eleanor Lockspeiser, Robert Stefanotti, and others. Writings include essays, Golbin's diaries, notes, and notebooks primarily dealing with art. Financial records consist of receipts, contracts, bills, and account books. Works of art, by both David and Golbin, include drawings, prints, geometric sketches, and sketchbooks, some with notations and illustrations by Golbin for publications. Printed material includes announcements, catalogs, and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Don Raymond David (1910- ) is a painter and instructor in New York, N.Y. David's wife, Andrée Golbin, is an illustrator from Germany.
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Don David and 1981 by David and Golbin.
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.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.davidon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99086f3c9-0410-48d2-9b7a-7a69ee46ad67
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-davidon

Mary Frank papers

Creator:
Frank, Mary, 1933-  Search this
Names:
Frank, Robert, 1924-  Search this
Gibson, Ralph, 1939-  Search this
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Meyerowitz, Joel, 1938-  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Extent:
4.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1884-2017
bulk 1957-1990
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and painter Mary Frank measure 4.2 linear feet and date from 1884-2017. Included are correspondence, writings, photographs, artwork and printed material documenting Frank's career. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings include dreams recounted in detail, poems, and ideas for works of art, some illustrated. Black and white photographs are of Frank, her sculptures, friends and family, and source material. Artwork includes drawings and sketches in dry point, pencil and watercolor. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, brochures and clippings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and painter Mary Frank measure 4.2 linear feet and date from 1884-2017. Included are correspondence, writings, photographs, artwork and printed material documenting Frank's career. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings include dreams recounted in detail, poems, and ideas for works of art, some illustrated. Black and white photographs are of Frank, her sculptures, friends and family, and source material. Artwork includes drawings and sketches in dry point, pencil and watercolor. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, brochures and clippings.

Materials in this collection document Mary Frank's career as an artist in New York through correspondence with family, friends, and artists; original drawings and watercolors; writings about ideas for her artwork; photographs of Frank in her studio and artwork; clippings reviewing her work and documenting her interest and support in the solar cooker movement; and exhibition catalogs and announcements. Also included are photographs from Frank's travels with Red Grooms and other artists in Italy in the 1960s, which was a formative experience in Frank's artistic development. The collection provides an illuminating context for Frank's artwork of the 1970s and 1980s, present in the collection as photographed sculpture but also as original drawings and watercolors.

The collection also offers a glimpse of her family life and early childhood documented through photographs of Robert Frank, and their children; photographs taken by Robert Frank and other known photographers; photographs that belonged to her parents and aunt; drawings by her son, Pablo, and aunt, Sylvia Weinstein; writings by her maternal grandfather; and writings that document personal struggles she experienced throughout her life. The collection provides a penetrating glimpse into the emotional turmoil of the years before Frank's divorce from Robert Frank, and documents through letters and writings Frank's struggles with her daughter's early death in 1974 and her son's illness that began in 1975 and ended in his death in 1994.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in five series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1943-2001 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Writings, 1936-circa 1990 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Printed Material, circa 1960-2013 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1930-circa 1990s (0.6 linear feet; Box 2, 4; OV 5)

Series 5: Photographic Material, 1884-circa 2006 (2.4 linear feet; Box 2-3; OV 6-12)
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Frank (1933-) is a sculptor, ceramicist, and painter in New York, New York. She was born in London, England in 1933 to writer, Edward Lockspeiser, and artist, Eleanore Weinstein. In 1940, she and her mother moved to Brooklyn, New York and moved in with her mother's parents, Gregory and Eugenie Weinstein. Eventually Frank and her mother moved to the Village in Manhattan. Frank studied modern dance with Martha Graham and attended the High School of Music and Art, the Professional Children's School, and studied under artists Hans Hofmann and Max Beckmann. While still in high school, she met photographer, Robert Frank, whom she eventually married in 1950. They had two children, Pablo and Andrea, and divorced in 1969. Frank first exhibited her artwork at Poindexter Gallery in 1958 and traveled with Red Grooms across Italy in the 1960s, which had a significant impact on her artistic development. Her work is also influenced by her daughter's untimely death in 1974 and her son's illness that began in 1975 and ended in his death in 1994.

Mostly self-taught, Frank works across multiple disciplines including sculpture, painting, ceramics, and drawing. Reflected in her work are themes of grief, loss, love and sorrow. He career has spanned over five decades where she has exhibited works at numerous galleries and museums around the country. She has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including two Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, and taught classes at Bard College. Mary Frank's works are included in the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, National Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and many others. She has also been a longtime advocate of solar cooking.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Mary Frank conducted by Judith Olch Richards on January 10, 11, and February 3, 2010.
Provenance:
Donated in 2014 and 2019 by Mary Frank.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Mary Frank Papers, 1884-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.franmary
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ae72be15-44b9-45f9-a180-d88acb2bf16b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franmary

Eleanore Lockspeiser papers

Creator:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986  Search this
Names:
Frank, Mary, 1933-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1918-1982
Summary:
The papers of abstract painter Eleanore Lockspeiser measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1982. Found are biographical material, family correspondence, photographs, printed material, writings, and artwork including two sketchbooks. Of note are letters from Mary Frank, Lockspeiser's daughter.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of abstract painter Eleanore Lockspeiser measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1982. Found are biographical material, family correspondence, photographs, printed material, writings, and artwork including two sketchbooks. Of note are letters from Mary Frank, Lockspeiser's daughter.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Eleanore Lockspeiser (1900-1986) was an abstract painter active in London and New York City, New York.

Eleanore Lockspeiser was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Gregory and Eugenie Weinstein. She studied at the Art Students League with Max Weber, at the Louvre Print Room in Paris, and at the Slade School in London. She settled in London, marrying musicologist Edward Lockspeiser and together they had a daughter, Mary. During World War II, the Lockspeiser family separated with Eleanore taking her daughter to the United States. Mary married photographer Robert Frank. Eleanore exhibited around the United States. She died in 1986.
Provenance:
Eleanore Lockspeiser donated some of her papers in 1983. Her daughter, Mary Frank, donated additional materials to the Archives of American Art in 1986.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Eleanore Lockspeiser papers, 1918-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lockelea
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Eleanore Lockspeiser papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ef5f06c8-ecfc-49ec-abdf-0bc8dd5913e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lockelea

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