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Lowell Nesbitt with his artwork

Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Subject:
Nesbitt, Lowell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1981
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8021
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Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993, bulk 1950-1993
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8021

Lowell Nesbitt papers

Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Names:
Indiana, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928- -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
50.2 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Paintings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Designs
Collages
Prints
Date:
circa 1903-1993
bulk 1950-1993
Summary:
The papers of painter, photographer and sculptor Lowell Nesbitt measure 50.2 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). The collection documents Nesbitt's career through biographical material, correspondence, subject files, business and financial records, source material, artwork, photographs and audiovisual records, printed material and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of painter, photographer and sculptor Lowell Nesbitt measure 50.2 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). The collection documents Nesbitt's career through biographical material, correspondence, subject files, business and financial records, source material, artwork, printed and digital matter, photographs and audiovisual records and scrapbooks.

Biographical Material includes documentation of Nesbitt's education and other personal documents. Plans and designs for Nesbitt's properties on West Twelfth Street, New York City and Kent, New York are arranged in the series for architectural records for homes and studios

Correspondence and Subject Files are voluminous and record Nesbitt's interaction with individuals, businesses and organizations and includes personal and family correspondence in addition to correspondence relating to galleries, exhibitions, commissions he undertook and committees on which he served.

Artwork by Nesbitt includes a small collection of collages, drawings, paintings, prints and sketchbooks. Source material comprises approximately 11 linear feet of material, primarily newspaper and magazine clippings and photographs, relating to a large variety of subjects that inspired Nesbitt, such as flowers, fruits and vegetables, dogs and other animals and the studios of other artists including Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol.

Photographs are of Nesbitt, his friends, family, colleagues and his pets, as well as subjects of interest to him in his work. Also of note are twenty-seven folders of photographs taken by photographer Jack Mitchell of Nesbitt and others.

Printed Material contains publicity material and documents exhibitions of Nesbitt's work. Additional photographs and printed material are found in the Scrapbooks.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1932-1988 (Boxes 1, 40, OV 58; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 2: Architectural Records for Homes and Studios, 1977-1992 (Boxes 1-2, 40; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 3: Notes and Writings, 1981-1990 (Boxes 2-3; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 4: Calendars and Addressess, 1973-1993 (Boxes 3-5; 1.25 linear ft.)

Series 5: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1940-circa 1990s (Boxes 5-12, 40, OV 51; 8.0 linear feet, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 6: Business and Financial Records, circa 1910-1993 (Boxes 12-14; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1948-1989 (Boxes 15-16, 41-42, OVs 52, 55; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 8: Source Material, 1965-circa 1990s (Boxes 16-26, 43-45, OV 53; 12.0 linear ft.)

Series 9: Photographs and Audiovisual Records, 1965-circa 1990s (Boxes 16-26, 43-46, OV 53, FC 76-78; 12.3 linear ft.)

Series 10: Printed Material, circa 1960s-circa 1990s (Boxes 37-39, 45, OVs 48-50, 54, 56, 60; 3.05 linear feet

Series 11: Scrapbooks, 1964-1992 (Boxes 61-75; 6.6 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Painter, photographer, and sculptor Lowell Nesbitt worked primarily in New York City.

Lowell Nesbitt was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1933. In college he studied stained glass and printmaking, graduating from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia in 1955 and attending the Royal College of Art in London from 1955 to 1956.

After serving for several years in the United States Army in the mid 1950s, Nesbitt received his first exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1958. By 1963 he had moved to New York City and by the 1970s had emerged as one of the most well known artists in the United States. Nesbitt was frequently grouped with the photo realists and was best known for more than four hundred works he created with the flower as his central theme. In addition to flowers, Nesbitt's subjects included studio interiors, dogs, fruits and vegetables, bridges and buildings in New York, and male nudes. He began experimenting with printmaking in the 1960s and produced more than a hundred original prints in the course of his lifetime, primarily in the medium of dry point engraving. In 1963 he began a series of x-ray inspired paintings and was credited with being the first artist to produce a body of work of this kind. During the same period he began a long-standing relationship with the Howard Wise Gallery in New York, a space known for it's devotion to art and new technology.

In 1969 and 1970 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration named Nesbitt the official artist of the Apollo 9 and Apollo 13 missions. In 1980 the United States Postal Service released a series of four postage stamps based on his floral paintings.

Following a major one-man show at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC in 1964, Nesbitt's work was exhibitied widely in Europe and the United States. In New York City he was represented by the Stable Gallery, the Robert Stefanotti Gallery and the Andrew Crispo Gallery. In the late 1960s and early 1970s Nesbitt taught at Towson State and Morgan State Colleges in Maryland, and the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Nesbitt was active in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from the early 1980s until his death, serving as co-chairman on the Society's annual juried Project Rembrandt exhibition for artists with multiple sclerosis. He was also actively involved in fundraising for artists with HIV/AIDS.

Nesbitt's work is represented in many major museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Baltimore Museum of Art, Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris), Corcoran Gallery, Detroit Institute of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery.

Lowell Nesbitt died in 1993 at the age of 59.
Provenance:
A portion of the papers were donated by Lowell Nesbitt in 1984 and the bulk of the papers were a bequest from Nesbitt's estate in 1994.
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.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Paintings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Designs
Collages
Prints
Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nesblowe
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Archives of American Art
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Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection

Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Dancer:
Allen, Sarita  Search this
Chaya, Masazumi  Search this
DeLavallade, Carmen , 1931-  Search this
DeLoatch, Gary, 1953-1993  Search this
Jamison, Judith  Search this
Roxas, Elizabeth  Search this
Truitte, James  Search this
Tyson, Andre  Search this
Williams, Dudley, 1938-2015  Search this
Wood, Donna, 1954-  Search this
Extent:
16 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Modern dance
Dance photography.
Date:
1961-2004
Summary:
Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.
Scope and Contents:
The Jack Mitchell Photography of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection is comprised of approximately 10,000 black and white prints of solo and ensemble acts, portraits of principle dancers and various associates of the company, color slides and transparencies for private photo sessions and performances, black and white film strips and their corresponding contact sheets, and reference materials.
Arrangement:
The material in this collection has been kept primarily at the folder level in the order that was declared by the initial owner and photographer, Jack Mitchell. Oversize prints were separated and housed in an associated series in the collection. The order of the material has been organized based on the medium of the material. Each subseries has been organized based on the following:

Series I: Black and White Prints Subseries A: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits were organized alphabetically by ballet name. Subseries B: Prints for Jack Mitchell Publication were organized by page number in the publication.

Series II: Color Photography Subseries A: Original Slide Boxes were organized numerically based on Jack Mitchell's label assignments. Subseries B: Color Slides were organized numerically based on subseries A's label assignments. Subseries C: Color Transparencies were organized numerically based on subseries A's label assignments.

Series III: Black and White Negatives Subseries A: Black and White Film Strips were organized chronologically by date. Subseries B: Contact Sheets were organized chronologically by date.

Series IV: Reference Material

OVERSIZE Series I: Black and White Prints were organized chronologically by date.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack Mitchell was born on September 13, 1925 in Key West, Florida. Although he was not in the field of photography, Mitchell's father bought him his first camera when Jack was a teenager. His first published photograph was of actress, Veronica Lake, for a War Bond Tour, a tour issued by the government that promoted debt securities to soldiers to finance military operations and expenditures He enlisted in the United States army and became a photographer in Italy at the end of World War II. In 1949, Ted Shawn, a dancer and choreographer who is respected among the dance community as a pioneer of American modern dance, invited Mitchell to Massachusetts photograph his dancers at his dance center, Jacobs's Pillow. It was during this time where Mitchell's interest and appreciation for moving bodies was realized. In the lifespan of his career, Mitchell created over 150 covers for Dance Magazine1, the New York Times, Time, Life, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Vogue.2

As Jack Mitchell started to photograph the poses and ballets of the American Ballet Theater throughout the late 1950s, Alvin Ailey saw some of Mitchell's photographs. By 1961, Mitchell had established himself as a distinguished photographer of dance, coining the term, "moving stills". His photographs became the benchmark and standard that other dance photographers measured their work. In November 1961, Ailey invited Mitchell to a performance space in Clark Center, NY, and with his dancers, they performed for Mitchell's camera; some of the photographs from that first photo session can be found in this collection.

Alvin Ailey was born on January 5, 1931 in in Rodgers, Texas, during the Great Depression. As his repertory reflected, the beginning of his life was defined by a tight-knit, predominantly African American folk culture. At age 12, Ailey and his mother, Lula Cooper, moved Los Angeles, California. It is here that he was exposed to the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, which led him to study under the Lester Horton Dance Theater, where he danced with Carmen DeLavallade, James Truitte, and Joyce Trisler. After 3 years of performing and training, he was positioned as a choreographer and later became the director of the company when Lester Horton suddenly died in 1953. His influence from Lester Horton, Martha Graham, and Katherine Dunham help to establish his philosophy that "Everything in dancing is style, allusion, the essence of many thoughts and feelings, the abstraction of many moments. Each movement is the sum total of moments and experiences".3 After Horton's death, Ailey went to perform at Ted Shawn's Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and then on to New York with his longtime schoolmate and fellow dancer, Carmen DeLavallade, to perform in the 1954 Broadway production of "House of Flowers". The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company was established in 1958.

From the beginning of his journey as a dancer and choreographer, Ailey wanted to show African American experience in his performances. He embedded folk culture in his early works "Revelations" and "Blue Suites". In reflection, before his first South Asian Tour, Alvin expressed, "The cultural heritage of the American Negro is one of America's richest treasures. From his roots as a slave, the American Negro- sometimes sorrowing, sometimes jubilant but always hopeful -has touched, illuminated, and influenced the most preserved of world civilization. I and my dance theater celebrate this trembling beauty."4 "Revelations" was well- received by national and international audiences, Ailey recognized by the dance community as a choreographer with promise and his company and ballets he created were highly anticipated. By 1965, Ailey went from being a dancer to being the company's choreographer. From the onset, Ailey embraced diversity and invited interracial and interdisciplinary perspectives at of the company. He also created ballets for other notable companies including the American Ballet Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, London Festival Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, and LaScala Opera Ballet.5 He was invited to choreograph Samuel Barber's Anthony and Cleopatra for the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in 19666, and Leonard Bernstein's Mass for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1971.7

As the company embraced racial diversity, Ailey never lost his sense of obligation to the African American community. In 1969, he established the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, which became the Ailey School, formed the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, and pioneered programs promoting arts in education, particularly those that benefitted deprived communities. Among his numerous distinctions were the Dance Magazine Award (1975), the NAACP Spingarn Medal (1976), given for "the highest and noblest achievement by an American Negro during the previous year or years"8 , the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award (1987), the most prestigious award for modern dance for a lifetime contribution to the field, the Kennedy Center Award (1988) and Honorary Doctorates from Princeton University (1972)9 , Bard College (1977)10 , and Adelphi University (1977). President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Ailey the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014, the country's highest civilian honor, in recognition of his contributions and commitments to civil rights and dance in America.11

Through Jack Mitchell and Alvin Ailey's work, they were able to collaborate and create something "rich in historical connotations, the liveliest kind of permanent record of the works of important creators and creations that formed the nucleus of Ailey's remarkable vision of American dance and what it could be"12. Alvin Ailey's reputation for creating eclectic dance methods produced movements and poses that are still studied and idolized today. Mitchell was able to pay homage to many of the world's best dance artists from James Truitte, Carmen DeLavallade, Dudley Williams, Donna Wood, Renee Robinson, Gary DeLoatch, as well as Ailey, through his photography. With Ailey's longstanding and established stature within the dance community, and Mitchell's pronouncement of the detailed through his use of lighting in his photographs, this collection highlights the incredible collaboration between Ailey and Mitchell, and serves as a unique document of one of the world's most renowned American dance company's.

Alvin Ailey's vision for a dance company was dedicated to enriching the American modern dance heritage and preserving African American culture. In a 1989 interview with Dance Magazine, shortly before his death, Ailey discussed how he took pride in knowing that "No other company around [today] does what we do, requires the same range, and challenges both the dancers and the audience to the same degree." Ailey searched for a collaborator that would help him display the value of communicative movement; he found his match in Mitchell. Ailey's influence went beyond the stage and Jack Mitchell's images in this collection document that evolution. With Alvin Ailey's passing in 1989 at age 58 and Jack Mitchell's death in 2013 at age 88, these photographs of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection serves as one of the few sources of this dynamic dance company, from its early days to an internationally recognized troupe.

Footnotes

2. Jack Mitchell. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Jack Mitchell Photographs. (Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1993), viii

3. Bruce Weber, "Jack Mitchell, Photographer of the Arts, Dies at 88", The New York Times Obituaries (November 9, 2013): -- http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/arts/jack-mitchell-photographer-of-the-arts-dies-at-88.html

4. Jennifer Dunning, Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance. (New York; Addison- Wesley, 1996), 123

5. Ibid, 146.

6. Alvin Ailey, Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey. (New York: Birch Lane, 1995), 6-7.

7. Alvin Ailey, Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey. (New York; Birch Lane, 1995), 7.

8. Ibid.

9. Ibid.

10. Dunning, Jennifer. -- Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance -- . (New York: Addison-Wesley, 1996), 286.

11. "Bard College Catalogue 2016-17: Honorary Degrees": -- https://www.bard.edu/catalogue/index.php?aid=1205177%26sid=670501

12. Office of the Press Secretary, "President Obama Names Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom" (November 10, 2014): -- https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/10/president-obama-names-recipients-presidential-medal-freedom

13. Jack Mitchell. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Jack Mitchell Photographs. (Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1993), ix.
General:
COLLECTION LIST OF FEATURED REPERTORY

After Eden, Archipelago, Been Here and Gone, Black Belt, Blues Suite, Butterfly, Caravan, Carmina Burana, Caverna Magica, Chelsea's Bells, Come and Get the Beauty of It Hot, Concert in F, Congo Tango Palace, Crossword, Cry, Dance at the Gym, District Storyville, Divining, Episodes, Escargot, Facets, Fever Swamp, Flowers, Folkdance, Fontessa and Friends, For Bird – with Love, Forgotten Time, Frames, Gazelle, Hermit Songs, Hidden Rites, Hobo Sapiens, How to Walk an Elephant, Hymn, Icarus, Journey, Jukebox for Alvin, Lament, Landscape, Mary Lou's Mass, Masekela Langage, Memoria, N. Y. Export, Op. Jazz, Night Creature, North Star, Opus McShann, Pas de Duke, Passage, Pigs 'n Fishes, Portrait of Billie, Prodigal Prince, Quintet, Rainbow 'round my Shoulder, Revelations, Rift, Roots of the Blues, Sarong Paramaribo , Satyriade, Seven Journeys, Shards, Shelter, Spectrum, Speeds, Speeds, Streams, Suite Otis, The Beloved, The Lark Ascending, The Letter, The Mooche, The River, The Road of the Phoebe Snow, The Stack-Up, The Winter in Lisbon, Three Black Kings, Tilt, Toccata, Treading, Variegations, Vespers
Separated Materials:
There were 3 inscribed copies of "Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Jack Mitchell Photographs" originally stored in the collection. One copy of this text can be found in Series IV: Reference Materials with the publication draft, another copy is housed in the National Museum of African American History and Culture Library, and the last copy has been designated to serve as an archival reference text.
Provenance:
Acquired from the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. in 2013.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Occupation:
Dancers -- Photographs  Search this
Topic:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater  Search this
Choreography -- United States  Search this
Dance  Search this
Dance schools -- United States  Search this
Dance -- Production and direction  Search this
Dance companies  Search this
Dance -- North America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Modern dance -- United States -- 20th century
Dance photography.
Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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ead_collection:sova-nmaahc-a2013-245
Online Media:

Jack Mitchell photographs of artists

Creator:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
54 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1977
Scope and Contents:
54 photographs of painters and sculptors in New York by Jack Mitchell.
Artists include Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Stephen Posen, Guy Johnson, Richard Estes, George Segal, Richard Anuskiewicz, Ian Hornak, Lowell Nesbitt, James Rosenquist, Jasper Johns, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Rauchenberg, Robert Rauschenberg and Jack Mitchell, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Larry Rivers, Sidney Janis, Bill Midgette, Ron Kleemann, Gerald Laing, Richard Smith, Cletus Johnson, Louise Nevelson, Marisol (Escobar), Tom Blackwell, Philip Pearlstein, Isamu Noguchi, Beverly Pepper, John Kacere, Helen Frankenthaler, Josef Levi, Arman, Duane Hanson, Charles (Chuck) Hinman, Ray Johnson, Claes Oldenburg, Stephen Mueller, Jack Brusca, Malcolm Morley, John Willenbecher, Tom Blackwell, John Salt, Nam June Paik, Robert Breer, Eugene Berman, Philip King, Red Grooms, Herbert George, Allen Jones, and Alex Katz.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack Mitchell (1925- ) is a photographer in New York, N.Y. Mitchell's photographs of visual artists, film and theater personalities, musicians, and writers have appeared in countless publications featuring the arts. In addition to 25 years of special assignment work for The New York Times, Mitchell's photographs of creative and performing artists have graced the covers and pages of Harper's Bazaar, Life, Newsweek, People Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time, Vanity Fair and Vogue, among others.
Provenance:
Donated in 2008 by Jack Mitchell.
Restrictions:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Photographs  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- Photographs  Search this
Artists -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mitcjack
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mitcjack

Ian Hornak papers

Creator:
Hornak, Ian, 1944-2002  Search this
Names:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Blake, Amanda  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Foote, John  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hornak, Ian, 1944-2002  Search this
Kasle, Gertrude, 1917-  Search this
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Tillich, Hanna  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1955-1991
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, artwork, and printed material regarding Ian Hornak's career as a representational painter and his involvement with the art world.
Correspondence is with friends, family, associates, and galleries including Lowell Nesbitt, Hanna Tillich, Gertrude Kasle, the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, the Fischbach Gallery, and the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery. Photographs taken by Jack Mitchell and John Foote are of Hornak and Hornak's friends and family, including Hanna Tillich and Virgil Thompson. Additional photographs include Hornak with artists Andy Warhol, Grace Hartigan, Amanda Blake, Willem de Kooning and others and a printed card with reproduction of artwork by Frank Stella signed "Frank Stella '76". Also included are slides of Hornak's works of art and photo studies for his artwork including studies for a pencil portrait of the Gertrude Kasle family. Artwork includes drawings and sketchbooks. Printed material consists of newspaper and magazine clippings featuring Hornak, exhibition announcements, and catalogs.
Provenance:
Donated 2007 by Ian Hornak estate via Hornak's executor and nephew Eric Ian Spoutz. Spoutz donated 15 additional photographs and a printed card in 2016.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Michigan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.hornian
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hornian

"Revelations": Desmond Robinson

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
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Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-a2013-245-ref103

"Revelations": Dudley Williams

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
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Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-a2013-245-ref104

"Revelations": Michael Joy

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
See more items in:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-a2013-245-ref105

"Revelations": Andre Tyson & Elizabeth Roxas

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
See more items in:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-a2013-245-ref106

"Revelations": James Truitte & Joyce Trisler

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
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"Revelations": James Truitte & Minnie Marshall

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
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Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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"Rift": Leonard Meek & Nasha Thomas

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
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Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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"The River": Matthew Rushing, Roger Bellamy, Linda- Denise Fisher, & Johnathan Phelps

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
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Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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"The River": Matthew Rushing, Roger Bellamy, Linda- Denise Fisher, & Johnathan Phelps

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
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Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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"Shards": Andre Tyson & Dana Hash

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
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Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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"Shards": Desmond Richardson & Raquelle Chavis

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
See more items in:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-a2013-245-ref123

"Shards": Desmond Richardson

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
See more items in:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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"Speeds": Deborah Manning, Gary DeLoatch, Deborah Chase

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
See more items in:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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"Speeds": Masazumi Chaya, Neisha Foulkes, Deborah Manning, Ralph Glenmore, Deborah Chase

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
See more items in:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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"Suite Otis": Five male dancers

Collection Choreographer:
Ailey, Alvin  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Collection is jointly owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Permission for commercial use or publication of the digital images may be requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Photography by Jack Mitchell © Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution, All rights reserved.
See more items in:
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection / Series 1: Black and White Prints / 1.1: Solo and Ensemble Images and Portraits
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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