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Roy Moyer papers, 1923-2013, bulk 1950-2000

Creator:
Moyer, Roy, 1921-2007  Search this
Moyer, Roy, 1921-2007  Search this
Subject:
Lunde, Karl  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
UNICEF  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16006
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305970
AAA_collcode_moyeroy
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_305970
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Roy Moyer papers

Creator:
Moyer, Roy, 1921-2007  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
UNICEF  Search this
Lunde, Karl  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
1923-2013
bulk 1950-2000
Summary:
The papers of artist and arts administrator Roy Moyer measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1923 to 2013, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950 to 2000. The materials also concern to a limited degree Moyer's life partner, artist and art historian, Karl Lunde. Moyer's career is documented by writings, photographs of his artwork and exhibiton installations, as well as printed materials concerning exhibitions and his participation in cutural and community activities. There is limited correspondence or material of a personal nature.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist and arts administrator Roy Moyer measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1923 to 2013, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950 to 2000. The materials also conern to a limited degree Moyer's life partner, artist and art historian, Karl Lunde. Moyer's career is documented by writings, photographs of his artwork and exhibiton installations, as well as printed materials concerning exhibitions and his participation in cultural and community activities. There is limited correspondence or material of a personal nature.

Biographical materials consist of biographical sketches of Moyer, hand written lists of sold paintings and purchasers, Moyer's diploma from Columbia University (M.A.,1947), and a 1977 award from the National Academy of Design in New York. Scattered letters concern Moyer's exhibited paintings and his participation at art related conferences.

Subject files include multiple exhibitions at galleries, materials concerning Karl Lunde, Moyer's employment at the American Federation of Arts and UNICEF, and his contributions to book projects. Writings include an essay, short articles, and student papers.

Printed materials document Moyer's exhibition history and his participation as speaker or panelist at cultural events in the capacity of art critic or art historian. Some items mention Moyer as director of the American Federation of Arts in an endorsement capacity.

Original artwork by Moyer includes pencil drawings and a small sketchbook, including figures and still lifes in color. There are two drawings of unknown origin, one of Moyer and one which appears to be Moyer and Lunde together.

Photographs are of Moyer, Moyer with Lunde, their apartment, and Moyer with colleagues. Also found are photographs of Moyer's artwork and exhibition installations.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1947-2008 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Letters, circa 1960s-1998 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Writings, 1950-2007 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1950-2013 (Boxes 1-2; OV 5; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1959-2010 (Box 2; OV 5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Artwork, 1950s-1970s (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1923-2000 (Boxes 2-4; OV 5; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Artist and arts administrator Roy Moyer (1921-2007) and his life partner, artist and art historian Karl Lunde (1931-2009), lived and worked in the New York City area.

Moyer worked as the director of the American Federation of Arts for nine years, curating traveling art exhibitions, including the noted 50th anniversary re-creation of the 1913 New York Armory Show. During this period he also worked with art theorist Rudolph Arnheim on films relating to visual perception. Moyer then served as chief of art and design at UNICEF until 1986. He later devoted his time to painting and continued to exhibit until his death in 2007 following a hear attack.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Roy Moyer conducted by Paul Cummings in 1975.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2011 by Karl Lunde.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Roy Moyer papers, 1923-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.moyeroy
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Roy Moyer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moyeroy

Young Girls [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bishop, Isabel 1902-1988  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1971
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Strolling  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0031021
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_31022

Outdoor Soda Counter [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Title:
Outdoor Soda Fountain [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Bishop, Isabel 1902-1988  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1944-1953
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0031022
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_31023

Subway Station [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Title:
Subway Station Under Union Square [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Bishop, Isabel 1902-1988  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1948-1961
Topic:
Architecture interior--Civic--Subway Station  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0027971
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_27972

John Day / introduction by Karl Lunde

Author:
Day, John 1932-1982  Search this
Lunde, Karl  Search this
Subject:
Day, John 1932-1982  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 23 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
1984
Call number:
N40.1.D2685 L9
N40.1.D2685L9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_253827

Robert Kipniss : the graphic work / with a preface by Karl Lunde

Author:
Kipniss, Robert  Search this
Lunde, Karl  Search this
Physical description:
205 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
C1980
Call number:
N40.1.K57y L9
N40.1.K57yL9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_139228

Isabel Bishop [by] Karl Lunde

Author:
Bishop, Isabel 1902-1988  Search this
Lunde, Karl  Search this
Subject:
Bishop, Isabel 1902-1988  Search this
Physical description:
181 p. illus. (part col.) 28 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
[1975]
Call number:
N40.1.B62 L9
N40.1.B62L9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_35599

Anuszkiewicz / Karl Lunde

Author:
Anuszkiewicz, Richard  Search this
Lunde, Karl  Search this
Subject:
Anuszkiewicz, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
Call number:
N40.1.A634 L9
N40.1.A634L9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_82847

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