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Marter, Joan M.

Collection Creator:
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection 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.
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:
Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alexander Brook papers
Alexander Brook papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c45c8ef3-0c07-46d5-9a6b-b58cfd20c2c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-brooalex-ref61

José de Rivera papers, 1930-1991

Creator:
De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-1985  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-1985  Search this
Subject:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Goldsmith, Howard  Search this
Marter, Joan M.  Search this
American Iron and Steel Institute  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Collages
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Transcripts
Sketches
Motion pictures (visual works)
Blueprints
Photographs
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9304
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211499
AAA_collcode_derijose
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211499
Online Media:

Form Against Yellow (Yellow Panel)

Artist:
Alexander Calder, American, b. Lawnton, Pennsylvania, 1898–1976  Search this
Medium:
Sheet metal, paint, wood, steel rod, and wire
Dimensions:
48 1/8 × 32 1/8 × 30 1/2 in. (123.2 × 82.6 × 77.5 cm) [irreg.]
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1936)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Accession Number:
72.53
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
American Abstraction (Mid-Century)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2e84d8c59-7828-469b-83f3-65c9f8a76228
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_72.53

Mobile (Motorized Mobile)

Artist:
Alexander Calder, American, b. Lawnton, Pennsylvania, 1898–1976  Search this
Medium:
Wood, paint, wire, sheet metal, and string (original motor lost; replaced by hand-crank)
Dimensions:
23 1/4 × 24 3/4 × 7 1/4 in. (59.1 × 62.9 × 18.4 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1931)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.786
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
American Abstraction (Mid-Century)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2a2011ae7-21c1-4fc1-92c7-bfd3d98b092d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.786

Torso of a Young Man

Artist:
Raymond Duchamp-Villon, French, b. Damville, 1876–1918  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
23 3/4 x 13 x 12 1/4 in. ( 60.4 x 33.1 x 31.1 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1910-1911/cast 1912)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1460
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2d9586b2e-a37a-469e-9ce8-689aa425a1df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1460

Interviews conducted by Gordon D. Rapp, 1981-1984

Creator:
Rapp, Gordon D.  Search this
Rapp, Gordon D.  Search this
Subject:
Smith, David  Search this
Kahn, Arthur, Mrs  Search this
Levy, David Corcos  Search this
Marter, Joan M.  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
Kahn, Arthur David  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10736
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214347
AAA_collcode_rappgord
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214347

Marter, Joan M.

Collection Creator:
Perls Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Perls Galleries records, 1937-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Perls Galleries records
Perls Galleries records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94cde7c58-8e1f-4f5e-839d-e673892ef8b9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-perlgall-ref1291

Interviews conducted by Gordon D. Rapp

Creator:
Rapp, Gordon D.  Search this
Names:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Kahn, Arthur David  Search this
Kahn, Arthur, Mrs  Search this
Levy, David Corcos, 1938-  Search this
Marter, Joan M.  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1981-1984
Scope and Contents:
Four interviews conducted 1981 and 1984 by Gordon D.Rapp mainly relating to David Smith and Dorothy Dehner. Interviewees include: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kahn, 1981; Art Historian David C. Levy, April 1984, regarding Dorothy Dehner and David Smith; Dorothy Dehner, February 16, 1981 and March 15, 1981; and Isabel Bishop and Dorothy Dehner, 1981. Also included is a lecture by Joan Marter delivered at the opening of an exhibition at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, "Dorothy Dehner and David Smith: Their Decades of Search and Fulfillment," January 22, 1984.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 and 1984 by Gordon D. Rapp.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.rappgord
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b554dbe9-d0ff-4caa-b205-ccf04a08c326
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rappgord

José de Rivera papers

Creator:
De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-1985  Search this
Names:
American Iron and Steel Institute  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Goldsmith, Howard  Search this
Marter, Joan M.  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Collages
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Transcripts
Sketches
Motion pictures (visual works)
Blueprints
Photographs
Date:
1930-1991
Summary:
The papers of sculptor José de Rivera date from 1930 to 1991 and measure 5.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, letters, scattered personal business records, commission files, art work including four sketchbooks, printed material, and photographs. One of the commission files includes a motion picture film.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor José de Rivera date from 1930 to 1991 and measure 5.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, letters, scattered personal business records, commission files, art work including four sketchbooks, printed material, and photographs. One of the commission files includes a motion picture film.

Biographical material consists of a biographical account, resumé, military service records, an interview transcript, certificates, addresses, and miscellaneous notes and writings.

Twenty-nine folders of letters are primarily from de Rivera's patron, attorney Howard Goldsmith, but also include single letters from Marcel Breuer, John Canaday, Emlen Etting, Dag Hammarskjold, and G. Vantongerloo.

Scattered personal business records include rental records, sculpture inventories, a contract, receipts, and miscellaneous records.

Commission files contain letters, contracts, receipts, clippings, blueprints, miscellaneous printed material, and photographs concerning several of de Rivera's commissions, including Brussels Construction for the Brussels Universal and International Exhibition, his sculpture for the 1964 New York World's Fair, and Infinity, commissioned for the Smithsonian. A file for Construction #73 completed for the American Iron and Steel Institute also contains a reel of 16mm motion picture film.

Art work consists of four sketchbooks, drawings, and geometric collages including detached cut out shapes.

Printed material includes primarily clippings and exhibition announcements and catalogs. There is also a copy of the book José de Rivera Constructions by Dore Ashton and Joan M. Marter. Photographs are of de Rivera, miscellaneous art-related events, his studio, his art works, and of miscellaneous exhibition installations. Commission files also contain photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1942-1984 (Box 1; 11 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1938-1988 (Box 1; 29 folders)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1947-1984 (Box 1; 11 folders)

Series 4: Commission Files, 1955-1977 (Box 1-2, 6-7, OVs 10-11, FC 13; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Art Work, 1960-1984 (Box 2, 6, OV 8; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1931-1991 (Box 2-4, 6; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1930-1985 (Box 4-7, OV 9-OV 10, 12; 1.7 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
José de Rivera (1904-1985) worked primarily in New York as an abstract expressionist sculptor known for twisting steel or bronze bands into space-defining three-dimensional shapes.

José A. Ruiz was born on September 18, 1904 in West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of Joseph and Honorine Montamat Ruiz. He would later take the surname of his maternal grandmother, de Rivera. Early in his life his family moved to New Orleans where his father was a sugar mill engineer on a plantation. De Rivera became adept at repairing machinery and doing blacksmith work with his father. Shortly after completing high school in 1922, de Rivera moved to Chicago where he was employed in foundries and machine shops as a pipe fitter and tool and die maker. His 1926 marriage to Rose Covelli ended in divorce.

Beginning in 1928 de Rivera attended night drawing classes conducted at the Studio School by painter John W. Norton. De Rivera was impressed by the Egyptian collections at the Field Museum. The work of Mondrian, Brancusi, and Georges Vantongerloo also exerted a strong influence on him. In 1932, he traveled through southern Europe and North Africa visiting Spain, Italy, France, Greece, and Egypt. Upon his return to the United States he decided to become a sculptor.

From 1937-1938, de Rivera was employed by the Works Progress Administration-Federal Art Project and created the sculpture Flight for the Newark, New Jersey airport. During World War II, he first served in the U.S. Army Corps from 1942 to 1943. For the following three years, he designed and constructed ship models used as training aids in the U. S. Navy.

De Rivera's first solo exhibition was in 1946 in New York at the Mortimer Levitt Gallery. In 1953, de Rivera taught sculpture at Brooklyn College. For the following three years, he was a critic in sculpture at Yale University and taught at the School of Design at North Carolina State College from 1957 to 1960. De Rivera married Lita Jeronimo in 1955.

In 1961 de Rivera was given a retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. One of his most notable works Infinity was commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution for the front of its newly built Museum of History and Technology in 1963.

José de Rivera died on March 19, 1985 in New York City.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel N70-32) including biographical material, correspondence, writings, drawings, printed material, and photographs. Loaned material was returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
In 1970, José de Rivera loaned the Archives of Amrican Art material for microfilming. The artist and the Grace Borgenicht Gallery donated additional papers in 1982 and De Rivera's son, Joseph A. Ruiz II, gave more material in 1998.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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.
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collages
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Transcripts
Sketches
Motion pictures (visual works)
Blueprints
Photographs
Citation:
José de Rivera papers, 1930-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.derijose
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José de Rivera papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90e6c5475-2b48-4c4c-8467-5370b77740fc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-derijose

Pitcher Plant [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Laurent, Robert 1890-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1924
Topic:
Object--Plant  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0035687
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_35688

Grand Ecart [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1929
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Performing Arts--Dance--Ballet  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0050009
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_50010

Installation of "Mobiles by Alexander Calder" at Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York [photograph] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1934
Topic:
Architecture interior--Art Building--Pierre Matisse Gallery  Search this
Object--Art Object--Sculpture  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0050010
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_50011

Black Frame [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1934
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0050014
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_50015

The White Frame [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1934
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0050016
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_50017

The White Frame [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1934
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0050029
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_50030

Struttin' His Stuff [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Title:
Boxing Negro [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1926
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Sport--Boxing  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0050031
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_50032

Josephine Baker [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Josephine  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1926
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Performing Arts--Dance  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Voice  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0050036
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_50037

Model for St. George and the Dragon [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Title:
Model for St. George of Princeton [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1925
Topic:
Study--Model  Search this
Religion--Saint--St. George  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0050106
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_50107

Mary Ann Unger : dark icons : [exhibition] Klarfeld Perry Gallery, February 27-April 4, 1992

Title:
Dark icons
Author:
Unger, Mary Ann  Search this
Marter, Joan M  Search this
Klarfeld Perry Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Unger, Mary Ann  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
[1992]
Call number:
NB237.U5 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_819330

Abstract expressionism : the international context / edited by Joan Marter

Author:
Marter, Joan M  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 306 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
C2007
20th century
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Abstract expressionism--Influence  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822883

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