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Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977

Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Subject:
Hesse, Hermann  Search this
Gurr, Lena  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9739
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212069
AAA_collcode_modeelis
Theme:
Diaries
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212069
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1977
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99d0a48bd-4d99-4fd0-aa3c-76a664545ad4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref10

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1976
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97d48cbf4-299b-4bb2-bd2b-a8fb947d1a72
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref11

Hesse, Herman

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1946-1962
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9356e06b9-c11b-4adc-a30d-bf71f3476e63
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref12

Interviews

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Date:
1951, circa 1989
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96cfc1e91-a24c-46bd-a1a7-ba3b436950bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref13

Photographs, of Elisabeth Model

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94069b090-0859-4b95-aa2e-5329da79c60a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref14

Photographs, of Installations

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9db7089e6-10ba-43ff-8a44-cc3c5bdfcfb9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref15

Photographs, of Works of Art

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-1970
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9421ff11f-776f-44d6-abbf-bf34afdffa36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref16

Printed Material, Clippings

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1969
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cd97c3f3-3825-4e9f-addc-fa6322c6e291
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref17

Printed Material, Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9-10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1976
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw993262095-b266-4ad8-901f-ec6e84a062ce
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref18

Writings, "For my Grandchildren"

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Elisabeth D. Model papers
Elisabeth D. Model papers / Series 1: Elisabeth Model Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a5b19391-54cd-49b7-9641-49715747c3f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref19

Writings, "Memories of Persons and Places"

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1975
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Elisabeth D. Model papers
Elisabeth D. Model papers / Series 1: Elisabeth Model Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ca6976c7-c480-4f3e-9fd8-3e7d3dfbb064
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref20

Interviews

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Extent:
Includes 1 sound disc.
Container:
Item 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents:
Includes transcript.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d168985b-0568-4ba2-b93f-feb6903e78a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref21

Elisabeth Model Papers

Collection Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2, Item 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1977
Scope and Contents:
Biographical materials include biographical sketches, three holiday cards sent by the Model family, and a hand colored photograph of Model's jewelry made of clay. Correpsondence is with friends, family, and institutions including the Corcoran Gallery, Lesley Frost, Alma Reed, and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Also found is a file concerning German-Swiss poet Hermann Hesse with correspondence, printed material, and photographs of Hesse. Photographs depict Model, an exhibition, and of works of art. Printed materials includes clippings and exhibition announcements and catalogs. Two writings by Model concern her and her family's early life, flight from the Nazis, and eventual settlement in New York City. Both writings are photocopies. Model's memoir entitled "Memories of Persons and Places" is bound and includes original sketches by Model.

The series also includes sound recordings of two interviews conducted in 1951: an interview (with transcript) of Model and Lena Gurr conducted by Peter Lipman-Wulf for "Art Review;" and an interview of Model conducted by Dwight Cooke for "Art and the World," on CBS Radio.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.modeelis, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw985624a6e-34e2-492f-918a-4891c50b15a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modeelis-ref9

Elisabeth D. Model papers

Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Names:
Gurr, Lena, 1897-1992  Search this
Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1939-1977
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Elisabeth Model measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1939 to 1977. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, a file on poet Hermann Hesse, photographs of Model and her works of art, printed material, and writings by Model including a memoir. Also found are sound recordings of two interviews conducted in 1951, one of which includes artist Lena Gurr.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor Elisabeth Model measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1939 to 1977. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, a file on poet Hermann Hesse, photographs of Model and her works of art, printed material, and writings by Model including a memoir. Also found are sound recordings of two interviews conducted in 1951, one of which includes artist Lena Gurr.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Elisabeth Model (1897-1993) was a German-born sculptor and painter active in New York City, New York. She is known for her sculptures of human figures and busts in terracotta.

Born in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Model studied sculpture in Munich under Professors Thor and Cericioli. Later, she studied in Amsterdam at the Rijksakademie under Professor Jurgens, and in Paris under Moissi Kogan. Model, her husband, Max, and their children fled the Netherlands during World War II and moved to New York City in 1941. Model continued her career in New York and was a member of the National Association of Women Artists.
Related Materials:
The Center for Jewish History also holds the Papers of Elisabeth Model, 1912-1993. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. holds an oral history interview with Elisabeth Model as well as two scrapbooks.
Separated Materials:
Material on Reel N69/40 and manuscripts on reel 4866 including: a scrapbook, 1946-1968, containing 2 biographical accounts, several letters from colleagues, 1955-1967, exhibition catalogs, clippings, 2 award certificates from the Brooklyn Society of Artists, 35 photographs of works of art and one photograph of Model, were returned to Elisabeth D. Model after filming and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Elisabeth Model in 1977 and 1989 and microfilmed in 1994 with funding provided by the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the Goldie-Anna Charitable Trust, the Samuel Bronfman Foundation, and the Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Elisabeth D. Model papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.modeelis
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f52a887e-8e96-432b-adf6-86333c57a47c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-modeelis

Oral history interview with Elisabeth D. Model

Interviewee:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
McNaught, William  Search this
Names:
Despiau, Charles, 1874-1946  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976  Search this
Goudstikker, Jacques, 1897-1940  Search this
Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962  Search this
Kogan, Moissey, 1879-1943  Search this
Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944  Search this
Meegeren, Han van, 1889-1947  Search this
Extent:
25 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1977 May 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Elisabeth D. Model conducted 1977 May 19, by William McNaught, for the Archives of American Art.
Model speaks of early mentors and friendships with sculptor Moissey Kogan, author Herman Hesse, art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, and others. She recalls visits with artists and collectors, including Aristide Maillol, Charles Despiau, Jacob Epstein, and Jean Paul Getty. She also describes several events, such as the Han van Meegeren art forgeries, her family's escape to New York during WW II, and her career successes.
Biographical / Historical:
Elisabeth D. Model (1897-1993) was a painter and sculptor from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 8 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Forgeries  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.model77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f6c573da-677c-4572-8348-00616570faf4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-model77
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Elisabeth D. Model, 1977 May 19

Interviewee:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
McNaught, William  Search this
Subject:
Despiau, Charles  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir  Search this
Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul)  Search this
Goudstikker, Jacques  Search this
Hesse, Hermann  Search this
Kogan, Moissey  Search this
Maillol, Aristide  Search this
Meegeren, Han van  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Elisabeth D. Model, 1977 May 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Forgeries  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12995
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212906
AAA_collcode_model77
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212906
Online Media:

Interview with Elizabeth Model

Creator:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Lisle, Laurie  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1983 November 16
Citation:
Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann) Model and Laurie Lisle. Interview with Elizabeth Model, 1983 November 16. Laurie Lisle research material on Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson, 1902-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)23899
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Laurie Lisle research material on Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson, 1902-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_23899

Lena Gurr papers

Creator:
Gurr, Lena, 1897-1992  Search this
Names:
ACA Galleries  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
John Reed Club  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
Allen, Mary Cecil, 1893-1962  Search this
Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman), b. 1900  Search this
Baron, Herman, 1892-1961  Search this
Biel, Joseph, 1891-1943  Search this
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Ehrenreich, Emma, 1906-  Search this
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-1975  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Harkavy, Minna, b. 1895  Search this
Jones, Joe, 1909-1963  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973  Search this
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Norman, Maria  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Ward, Lynd, 1905-1985  Search this
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Christmas cards
Interviews
Phonograph records
Sketchbooks
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Date:
1908-1979
Summary:
The Lena Gurr (1897-1992) papers date from 1908 to 1979 and measure 7.0 linear feet. Gurr was a painter and printmaker who studied under John sloan and Maurice Sterne at the Art Students League between 1920-1922. She also studied in France and married painter and photographer Joseph Biel in 1931. The papers document both Gurr and Biel's careers through correspondence, notes, art work, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs. The collection offers researchers a valuable resource for studying the New York art community of the pre-war era.
Scope and Content Note:
The Lena Gurr papers date from 1908 to 1979 and measure 7.0 linear feet. The collection presents a good overview of Gurr's career as a painter and printmaker, and her relationship with her husband, painter Joseph Biel. Through biographical material, correspondence, notes, an interview with Lena Gurr, original artwork by Gurr and others, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs of Gurr, family, and friends, and photographs of artwork by Gurr and others, the collection offers researchers a valuable resource for studying the New York art community of the pre-war era.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series. Material within each series is arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1968, undated (box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1921-1979, undated (boxes 1-4; 3.1 linear ft.)

Series 3: Notes, 1926-1972 (box 4; 4 folders)

Series 4: Interview, 1950 (box 4; 1 folder)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1908-1951 (box 4; 36 folders)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1912-1948 (boxes 4-5, 8-11; 1.45 linear ft.)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1926-1978 (box 5; 21 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, 1912-1978 (boxes 5-7; 1.05 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Born October 27, 1897, in Brooklyn, New York, Lena Gurr was the daughter of Hyman and Ida (Gorodnick) Gurr. She attended the Maxwell Training School for Teachers from 1915 to 1917, then turned her energies toward art. She studied painting and printmaking at the Educational Alliance Art School in 1919, and at the Art Students League (1920-1922), where she was a student of John Sloan and Maurice Stern. She also studied art in Paris, Nice, and Mentone, France. Her first solo exhibition was in 1932 at the Brooklyn Museum.

On November 24, 1931, Gurr married painter and photographer Joseph Biel. He was born October 27, 1891 in Russia, studied at the Russian Academy in Paris, and at the Workman's College, Melbourne, Australia. He also established the first Jewish Library in Melbourne. Upon his arrival in the United States, he studied under George Grosz at the Art Students League. Biel died in April 1943 of a heart ailment.
Provenance:
The Lena Gurr papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Lena Gurr from 1966 to 1979.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Lena Gurr papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Artists' studios -- France -- Paris -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Prints
Photographs
Christmas cards
Interviews
Phonograph records
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Lena Gurr papers, 1908-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gurrlena
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gurrlena

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