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Oral history interview with Louis K. Meisel

Interviewee:
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Creator:
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation  Search this
Names:
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (wav files (2 hr., 58 min.), digital)
63 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 Apr. 28-May 6
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Meisel conducted 2009 Apr. 28-May 6, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Meisel's home, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis K. Meisel (1942- ) is an art dealer specializing in photorealist art in New York, N.Y. Meisel has written numerous books on photorealist painting and photorealist artists.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 58 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.meisel09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-meisel09
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David Parrish papers

Creator:
Parrish, David, 1939-  Search this
Names:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center -- Officials and employees  Search this
Nancy Hoffman Gallery  Search this
University of Alabama -- Students  Search this
Eddy, Don, 1944-  Search this
Hoffman, Nancy  Search this
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Interviewer:
Williams, Bob  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Resumes
Essays
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Photographs
Video recordings
Date:
1940-2009
bulk 1964-1998
Summary:
The papers of Alabama photorealist painter David Parrish measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1940 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1964 to 1998. Parrish's career is documented through scattered biographical material; correspondence with galleries, publishers, art organizations, and friends; photographs of Parrish, his studio, and artwork; original artwork by Parrish and others; and printed material.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Alabama photorealist painter David Parrish measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1940 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1964 to 1998. Parrish's career is documented through scattered biographical material; correspondence with galleries, publishers, art organizations, and friends; photographs of Parrish, his studio, and artwork; original artwork by Parrish and others; and printed material.

Biographical material consists of resumes, one folder of financial records, brief artist statements written by David Parrish, and two essays about Parrish's works written by others. Also included is a VHS video recording of an interview with Parrish conducted by Bob Williams in 1997 in conjunction with an exhibition.

Correspondence is primarily of a professional nature and pertains to Parrish's relationships with various galleries, publishers, and arts organizations. Of note is correspondence with galleries that represented Parrish's work including French & Company, Sidney Janis, Nancy Hoffman, and Louis K. Meisel, and correspondence with fellow artist Don Eddy. Also included is a small amount of personal correspondence with friends and family.

Photographs of David Parrish include one baby photo, official portraits, photographs of him in his studio, with family and friends, and at exhibition openings. Also found are photographs and slides of his artwork, including gallery installations and early photographs of the interior of Nancy Hoffman Gallery.

Artwork includes a sketchbook kept by Parrish while a student at the University of Alabama, several ink drawings produced during his employment as a technical illustrator at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and a few sketches by others. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, and posters, newspaper clippings, press packets, and other gallery publications documenting Parrish's career as an artist.

Much of the material in the collection includes recent annotations by Parrish describing his involvement with the projects and exhibitions, and identifying friends and colleagues.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1970-2000 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1964-2008 (Box 1, 5; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Photographs, 1940, 1960s-2009 (Boxes 1-2, 5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1961-2002 (Boxes 2, 5; 5 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1962-2009 (Boxes 2-4; 1.5 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
David Parrish (1939-) is a Photorealist painter living in Huntsville, Alabama.

Parrish was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and received his B.F.A. from the University of Alabama in 1961. He briefly moved to New York with plans to become a magazine illustrator, but was unable to find a permanent job. He moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 1962 and became a technical illustrator for Hayes International Corporation. Parrish continued painting at his home studio, moving away from the painting style he learned in school, and instead working on paintings derived from photographs. He left his job as a technical illustrator in 1971 and became a full-time painter. That same year he joined French & Company in New York as a gallery artist and had his first one-man show at Brooks Memorial Art Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee.

During the 1970s Parrish saw success as a first generation photorealist. He was represented from 1973 to 1976 by Sidney Janis Gallery, and then moved to Nancy Hoffman Gallery. In 1987 he joined Louis K. Meisel Gallery, and is still represented by them today. Parrish's motorcycle paintings became his early trademark, and during the late 1980s into the 1990s he painted complex, intricate porcelain still lifes of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, and other pop culture icons. Parrish has shown his work in numerous group and solo shows, including many international shows, and is in the permanent collection of many museums.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by David Parrish in 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of video recording 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:
Painters -- Alabama  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Photo-realism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Resumes
Essays
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Photographs
Video recordings
Citation:
David Parrish papers, 1940-2009, bulk 1964-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.parrdavi
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The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1964-2003

Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Messer, Thomas M.  Search this
Meisel, Susan Pear  Search this
Vogel, Dorothy  Search this
Taylor, Elizabeth  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Sadat, Anwar  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Vogel, Herbert  Search this
Baldessari, John  Search this
Battcock, Gregory  Search this
Bourdon, David  Search this
Close, Chuck  Search this
Baeder, John  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E.  Search this
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Eddy, Don  Search this
Estes, Richard  Search this
Flack, Audrey  Search this
Goings, Ralph  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15671
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282709
AAA_collcode_louikmei
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_282709
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The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records

Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Names:
Baeder, John  Search this
Baldessari, John, 1931-  Search this
Battcock, Gregory, 1937-  Search this
Bourdon, David  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Eddy, Don, 1944-  Search this
Estes, Richard, 1932-  Search this
Flack, Audrey  Search this
Goings, Ralph  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E.  Search this
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Meisel, Susan Pear  Search this
Messer, Thomas M.  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Sadat, Anwar, 1918-1981  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011  Search this
Vogel, Dorothy  Search this
Vogel, Herbert  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1964-2003
Summary:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1964-2003. The records of this New York gallery consist of correspondence with artists and other individuals, writings by Louis K. Meisel, subject files on Gregory Battcock and Jason Seley, and photographs. Correspondence documents the gallery's dealings with its artists.
Scope and Contents note:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1964-2003. The records of this New York gallery consist of correspondence with artists and other individuals, writings by Louis K. Meisel, subject files on Gregory Battcock and Jason Seley, and photographs. Correspondence documents the gallery's dealings with its artists.

Among the correspondents are John Baeder, Chuck Close, Don Eddy, Richard Estes, Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Richard McClean, Theodoros Stamos, and others. Also found are letters from Larry Rivers, Anwar el-Sadat, Robert Hughes, and Tom Messer.

Writings include a typescript by Louis K. Meisel on becoming an art dealer. A subject file on art historian Gregory Battcock contains several reviews, scattered materials including letters, clippings, lists, press releases, and a photograph of Battcock with David Bourdon, Hilton Kramer, Rosalind Krauss, Barbara Rose, and others attending an International Art Association of Art Critics conference. There are subject files on Jason Seley containing photographs, correspondence, and printed materials.

Photographs include a photograph of Louis K. Meisel and his wife, Susan Meisel with Photorealists artists at a book party. Also found are photographs of John Baldesarri with Herbert and Dorothy Vogel; and Andy Warhol and Elizabeth Taylor.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 4 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1964-2003 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1970s (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1974-1981 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1980s-1993 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Louis K. Meisel (1942- ) opened the Louis K. Meisel Gallery on Prince Street in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City in 1966. The gallery has promoted the work of realist painters, sculptors, and photographers. Louis K. Meisel Gallery has also championed another genre of American realism, the Pin-up; the gallery has an extensive collection of vintage and contemporary Pin-ups. Artists represented include: John Baeder, Robert Bechtle, Charles Bell, Chuck Close, Audrey Flack, Ronald Kleemann, Mel Ramos, and Theodoros Stamos, among others.

Born in 1942 in Brooklyn, Louis K. Meisel has had a varied career as an art dealer, writer, and collector. Meisel attended Columbia University, 1964 and the New School for Social Research in New York, 1963-1965. Credited with coining the phrase, Photorealism in the late 1960s, Meisel defined the qualities of the Photorealist artist.

Louis K. Meisel has written numerous books and articles on Photorealism, the American Pin-Up, and other art-related topics. He has also lectured at academic and art-related institutions, including the Arts and Crafts Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1978; Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1980, 2002; the Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1993; and the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, 2002. His collecting interests have been wide-ranging. In addition to his extensive collection of Photorealist paintings and Pin-up illustrations, Meisel is a collector of 1940s Moderne, tin toys, Art Deco statues, and naturalia.

Since 2000, Louis K. Meisel, in partnership with Frank Bernarducci, has operated the Bernarducci. Meisel. Gallery on 57th Street in New York as a venue for established and emerging artists.
Provenance:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records were donated by Louis K. Meisel in 1990 and 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.louikmei
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-louikmei
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Louis and Susan Meisel in their loft with Photorealist artists at a party for Photorealism since 1980

Photographer:
Lopez, Steve  Search this
Lopez, Steve  Search this
Subject:
Meisel, Louis K. (Louis Koenig)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1993 Apr. 22
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14083
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The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1964-2003
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14083
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Oral history interview with Louis K. Meisel, 2009 Apr. 28-May 6

Interviewee:
Meisel, Louis K. (Louis Koenig), 1942-  Search this
Meisel, Louis K. (Louis Koenig), 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15673
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282712
AAA_collcode_meisel09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282712
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Theodoros Stamos papers, circa 1922-2008

Creator:
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Subject:
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Savas, Georgianna  Search this
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Leen, Nina  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Type:
Transcripts
Photographs
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8477
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210653
AAA_collcode_stamtheo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210653
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David Parrish papers, 1940-2009, bulk 1964-1998

Creator:
Parrish, David Buchanan, 1939-  Search this
Parrish, David Buchanan, 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Hoffman, Nancy  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Eddy, Don  Search this
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Williams, Bob  Search this
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center  Search this
University of Alabama  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Nancy Hoffman Gallery  Search this
Type:
Resumes
Essays
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Photographs
Video recordings
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Photo-realism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15757
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287241
AAA_collcode_parrdavi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_287241
Online Media:

Tom Blackwell papers, 1960-2009

Creator:
Blackwell, Tom, 1938-  Search this
Blackwell, Tom, 1938-  Search this
Subject:
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Photo-realism  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15732
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)285606
AAA_collcode_blactom
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_285606

Theodoros Stamos papers

Creator:
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Names:
Leen, Nina, 1909-  Search this
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Savas, Georgianna  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Photographs
Interviews
Date:
circa 1922-2008
Summary:
The papers of Theodoros Stamos measure 3.1 linear feet and date from circa 1922-2008. Stamos was a painter primarily associated with the first generation of Abstract Expressionists. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, business and legal records, printed materials, and photographs document Stamos' career as a painter. Also included are materials relating to the Rothko estate controversy compiled by Stamos' sister, Georgianna Savas, as well as her papers concerning arrangements for Stamos' funeral and posthumous exhibition plans.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Theodoros Stamos measure 3.1 linear feet and date from circa 1922-2008. Stamos was a painter primarily associated with the first generation of Abstract Expressionists. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, business and legal records, printed materials, and photographs document Stamos' career as a painter. Also included are materials relating to the Rothko estate controversy compiled by Stamos' sister, Georgianna Savas, as well as her papers concerning arrangements for Stamos' funeral and posthumous exhibition plans.

Biographical material includes birth and death certificates and interview transcripts. Personal correspondence is with friends and family; professional correspondence pertains to gallery transactions, including a falling out with gallery owner Louis K. Meisel. Among the printed materials are exhibition announcements and clippings of articles in English and Greek concerning his career and personal life. Photographs include views of family and friends, portraits of Stamos by Hans Namuth, Nina Leen and other photographers, as well as images of artwork by Stamos and other artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1922-2006 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Financial Records, 1979-circa 1990s (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 3: Correspondence, circa 1940s-1997 (Boxes 1, 5; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Business and Legal, 1974-2008 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 5: Writings, circa 1944-2002 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1940s-1980 (Box 1, OV 6-7; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1945-2007 (Box 2, OV 7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1943-1999 (Boxes 2-3, 5; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 9: Georgianna Savas Papers on Theodoros Stamos, 1985-2005 (Boxes 3-4; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Painter Theodoros Stamos (1922-1997) worked in New York and spent considerable time in Lefkada, Greece. A first generation Abstract Expressionist, Stamos developed as a color field painter, and had a long teaching career. His later years were encumbered by his role in the Mark Rothko Estate controversy.

Born to Greek immigrant parents in New York City, Stamos attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School, leaving just three months before graduation to pursue a career in art. From 1941 to 1948 he operated a frame shop where he framed hundreds of Paul Klee paintings for Nierendorf Gallery and encountered customers such as Arshile Gorky and Fernand Léger, experiences that influenced the young artist.

Stamos' first solo exhibition, presented by Betty Parsons in 1943, brought the 20 year old painter to the attention of museums and private collectors. Throughout the 1940s Stamos painted and traveled extensively. By the end of the decade he had had three solo exhibitions and participated in group shows such as the 1945 Whitney Museum Biennial and "The Ideographic Picture," an important early Abstract Expressionist exhibition curated by Barnett Newman.

Through connections made at the American Artists' School Stamos became a notable artist among the New York avant garde during the early years of Abstract Expressionism. He was the youngest of the "Irascibles," a group of American artists who broke from the School of Paris to create a new approach to abstract painting.

In 1951, Stamos built a house in East Marion, New York on Long Island where he lived and worked. Here, he began to develop his color field technique and, influenced by his Greek heritage, continued to express interest in spiritualism and ancient Greek myths and philosophy. In 1958, Stamos' work was shown in a retrospective exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and in "The New American Painting," the Museum of Modern Art's traveling exhibition that introduced European audiences to Abstract Expressionism.

Stamos began his career as an educator in 1950 at Black Mountain College. Later, he taught at Columbia University and Brandeis University, and for more than 20 years was on the faculty of the Art Students League.

Following the death of his friend Mark Rothko, Stamos was involved in a highly publicized lawsuit involving his role as an executor of the estate. The trial ended unsuccessfully for Stamos and its adverse consequences impacted the late part of his career. In 1966, the Rothko children obtained permission to disinter their father's remains from the Stamos burial plot in East Marion, New York; with the assistance of Stamos' sister, Georgianna Savas, arrangements were made to bury Rothko at a cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

Traveling between homes in New York and Lefkada, Greece, Stamos continued to paint and teach late into his life. He died in Greece in 1997.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are oral history interveiws conducted by John Jones and Bruce Hooten, February 19, 1965, and by Irving Sandler, April 23, 1968. Also found are Theodoros Stamos letters to Diran Deckmejian, 1977-1995, and Theodoros Stamos letters to James DiMartino, 1977-1988.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming (reels N70-66 and N70-67) including correspondence, poems, printed material and membership cards. Lent material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Theodoros Stamos loaned the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1970. Stamos' sister, Georgianna Savas, donated papers in 2008 and 2011.
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:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Theodoros Stamos papers, circa 1922-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stamtheo
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Tom Blackwell papers

Creator:
Blackwell, Tom, 1938-  Search this
Names:
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1960-2009
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material and an audio recording concerning Tom Blackwell' career as a Photorealist painter.
Biographical material incudes curriculm vitae. Correspondence is with collectors, museums, exhibition venues and dealers, including Louis K. Meisel. Writings include artists statements. Photographs are of Blackwell, his home and studio, works of art, and exhibitions. Printed material includes exhibition announcements, catalogs, a poster and a portfolio from Picturing America, Edition 46, from Deutsche Guggenheim exhibition, 2009 given to all exhibition participants. Also included is a voice letter phonographic audio recording by Blackwell.
Biographical / Historical:
Tom Blackwell (1938- ) is a photorealist painter in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 2009 by Tom Blackwell.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Photo-realism  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.blactom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blactom

Photorealism at the millennium / Louis K. Meisel ; essay by Linda Chase

Author:
Meisel, Louis K  Search this
Chase, Linda 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 35 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2002
20th century
Topic:
Photo-realism  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_708098

Mel Ramos pop art fantasies : the complete paintings / Donald Kuspit with Louis K. Meisel

Author:
Kuspit, Donald B (Donald Burton) 1935-  Search this
Meisel, Louis K  Search this
Subject:
Ramos, Mel 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
240 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Catalogues raisonnés
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_759234

Photo-realism 1973: the Stuart M. Speiser collection. Assembled by Louis K. Meisel

Author:
Meisel, Louis K  Search this
University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Speiser, Stuart M Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
[2] p., [22] p. of col. plates ; 20 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1973
C1973]
20th century
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND212.5.P6 P46 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624516

Stuart M. Speiser collection II : breaking the plane / assembled by Louis K. Meisel

Title:
Breaking the plane
Author:
Meisel, Louis K  Search this
Frank, Peter 1950-  Search this
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Speiser, Stuart M Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[22] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Call number:
N6494.A2.S93.1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649320

Photo-Realism / by Louis K. Meisel ; foreword by Gregory Battcock ; research and documentation by Helene Zucker Seeman

Author:
Meisel, Louis K  Search this
Seeman, Helene Zucker 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
448 p. : col. ill. ; 34 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
20th century
Topic:
Photo-realism  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Call number:
ND196.P42 P45 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_652214

Charles Bell : the complete works, 1970-1990 / by Henry Geldzahler ; with an essay by Louis K. Meisel

Author:
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Bell, Charles 1935-  Search this
Meisel, Louis K  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Charles 1935- Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 X 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
Photo-realism--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.B4216 G3 1991
N40.1.B4216G3 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_418683

Photorealism since 1980 / [selected by] Louis K. Meisel

Author:
Meisel, Louis K  Search this
Physical description:
368 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
20th century
Topic:
Photo-realism  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.P45P56 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_443232

Richard Estes : the complete paintings, 1966-1985 / by Louis K. Meisel ; with an essay by John Perreault

Author:
Meisel, Louis K  Search this
Perreault, John 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Estes, Richard 1932- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 x 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
Topic:
Photo-realism  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.E79 M5
N40.1.E79M5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308329

Clarice Cliff : the Bizarre affair / by Leonard Griffin and Louis K. and Susan Pear Meisel

Author:
Griffin, Leonard  Search this
Meisel, Louis K  Search this
Meisel, Susan Pear  Search this
Subject:
Cliff, Clarice 1899-1972  Search this
Physical description:
79, [1] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 41 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
England
Date:
1988
[c1988]
20th century
Topic:
Potters  Search this
Bizarre ware  Search this
Art deco  Search this
Pottery, English  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C620 G8 1988
N40.1.C620G8 1988
NK4210.C55G75 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_370174

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