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Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers

Creator:
Alvarez, Jari, 1980-  Search this
Names:
Lozano, Geraldine, 1981-  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
2005-2015
Summary:
The papers of New York artists Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 2005 to 2015. Drawings, correspondence, four scrapbooks, and fifteen sketchbooks document Alvarez and Lozano's graffiti and public art careers.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York artists Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 2005 to 2015. Drawings, correspondence, four scrapbooks, and fifteen sketchbooks document Alvarez and Lozano's graffiti and public art careers.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers, 2005-2015 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Jari "WERC" Alvarez (1980- ) is a graffiti artist who was born in Mexico and raised in Texas. Geraldine "Gera" Lozano (1981- ) is a public artist from New Jersey. They both reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Alvarez and Lozano produce artwork independently but have collaborated on public works of art in Mexico, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, New York, and Texas. Their mural, Portal Flow, done as part of the Gateways to Newark initiative in Newark, N.J., is the largest mural on the east coast. As collaborators, they focus on beautifying public environments through creating work that honors the surrounding communities.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2015 by Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Graffiti artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Graffiti art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Public art  Search this
Street art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers, 2005-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.alvajari
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ccba7ef3-e1e3-4b12-aa04-7f4df0e5f8ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-alvajari

Stephen Stempler papers relating to Arshile Gorky murals

Creator:
Stempler, Stephen  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Extent:
5 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Newark Airport
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
Three photographs and two clippings about Stempler's discovery in 1972 of two mural panels by Gorky at the Newark, New Jersey Airport, executed while Gorky worked for the W.P.A. Federal Art Project in 1937. [Microfilm title: Arshile Gorky papers]
Biographical / Historical:
Stempler was an employee of the Port Authority of New York. He had known of the existence of the murals from Saul Wenegrat of the Port Authority's Architectural Services, and discovered them while surveying the art deco architectural details of the building.
Other Title:
Arshile Gorky papers (microfilm title)
Provenance:
Donated by Stephen Stempler, 1977.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey -- Newark  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.stemstep
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f8204fd2-ddf7-4dfb-9241-f6ebe1096c0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stemstep

Monty Lewis papers

Creator:
Lewis, Monty, 1907-1997  Search this
Names:
Coronado School of Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1928-[ca. 1960.]
Scope and Contents:
REEL LA 2: A clipping, August 28, 1955, about Lewis; a book, Murals by American Painters and Photographers, Museum of Modern Art, 1932; a catalog, "The Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art", vol. 4, July 1937; a newsletter, "Conferences on Inter-American Relations in the Fields of Art, Music, Education and Publications and Libraries, 1939-1940," March 1940.
UNMICROFILMED: Personal and business letters; Lewis' curriculum vitae; photographs of Lewis' WPA murals projects in New York and New Jersey and a renderings of a design proposal for a New Jersey WPA project; price lists of works; two travel diaries (1930-1931) from a trip to Europe; and a scrapbook, 1928-1947, containing newspaper articles, exhibition catalogs, and announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, muralist, educator; Coronado, Calif. Died 1997. Born in Cardiff, Wales, Lewis studied at the Art Students League in New York and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1930, studying architecture and related art forms. His mural commissions include the Museum of Man Building for the 1939 New York World's Fair and for public schools in New Jersey. He moved to Coronado, Calif. in 1942 and founded the Coronado School of Fine Arts in 1945, serving as its director until 1990. At the time of its founding, it was the only school teaching the art of fresco. The school practiced a stylized method of instruction that was highly individualistic and informal, allowing instructors complete freedom in their teaching procedures.
Provenance:
Printed material on reel LA 2 lent by Monty Lewis, 1965. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1998 by Kathryn Lewis Crane, daughter of Monty Lewis.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lewimont
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9027bca1d-0547-4b8b-bbf8-e9f0fb447312
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lewimont

Murals without walls [videorecording] / WNET/Thirteen; director, Alfred Broderick; producer, Elizabeth Davis; artistic consultant, Ruth Bowman

Creator:
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Broderick, Alfred  Search this
Davis, Elizabeth  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic) ((30 min), sd., col., 3/4 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Place:
Newark Airport
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents:
Describes the 1972 discovery and later conservation of Arshile Gorky's murals "Aviation" at the Newark, N.J. International Airport, executed in 1937 by Gorky as part of the Work Projects Administration art project. Art historian Ruth Bowman, N.J. Port Authority employees Saul Wenegrat and Stephen Staempler, and conservator Carroll Wales of Oliver Bros. are among those who describe their involvement. The murals are now in the Newark Museum.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York : WNET/Thirteen, 1979.
General:
Broadcast Dec. 1978 on WNET/Thirteen's Dateline, N.J. series. U-matic video produced April 16, 1979.
Based on the exhibition "Murals Without Walls: Arshile Gorky's Aviation Murals Rediscovered," Newark Museum, Nov. 1978-March 1979.
Provenance:
Donated by the American Federation of Arts, who sponsored a tour of the Newark Museum exhibition "Murals Without Walls: Arshile Gorky's Aviation Murals Rediscovered," July 1979-December 1980. The exhibit was curated by Ruth Bowman.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey -- Newark  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wnettelv
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9551bec80-61a8-438e-80c8-ef6ba634f092
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wnettelv

Stephen Stempler papers relating to Arshile Gorky murals, 1977

Creator:
Stempler, Stephen  Search this
Stempler, Stephen  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
Place:
Newark Airport
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey -- Newark  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10281
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213465
AAA_collcode_stemstep
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213465

Murals without walls [videorecording] / WNET/Thirteen; director, Alfred Broderick; producer, Elizabeth Davis; artistic consultant, Ruth Bowman, 1979

Creator:
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Bowman, Ruth  Search this
Broderick, Alfred  Search this
Davis, Elizabeth  Search this
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Place:
Newark Airport
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey -- Newark  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21876
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214566
AAA_collcode_wnettelv
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214566

Monty Lewis papers, 1928-[ca. 1960.]

Creator:
Lewis, Monty, 1907-1997  Search this
Lewis, Monty, 1907-1997  Search this
Subject:
Coronado School of Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6187
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216427
AAA_collcode_lewimont
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216427

Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers, 2005-2015

Creator:
Alvarez, Jari "WERC", 1980-  Search this
Alvarez, Jari "WERC", 1980-  Search this
Subject:
Lozano, Geraldine  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Graffiti art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Public art  Search this
Street art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16278
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)371748
AAA_collcode_alvajari
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_371748
Online Media:

Heroes in the fight for beauty : the muralists of the Hudson County Court House

Author:
Sanford, Cynthia Holthusen  Search this
Jersey City Museum  Search this
Subject:
Blashfield, Edwin Howland 1848-1936  Search this
Cox, Kenyon 1856-1919  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis 1846-1912  Search this
Pyle, Howard 1853-1911  Search this
Turner, Charles Yardley 1850-1918  Search this
Arthurs, Stanley Massey 1877-1950  Search this
Physical description:
99 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Jersey
Jersey City
Date:
1986
C1986
20th century
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration--Exhibitions  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Hudson County Court House (Jersey City, N.J.)  Search this
Call number:
ND2638.J5 H55 1986
ND2638.J5 H55 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_285785

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