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Water Color Sketch for Painting

Artist:
Alma W. Thomas  Search this
Medium:
Painting, Abstraction, Unititled
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 30.5 x 27.9cm (12 x 11 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19810172000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94faec7d6-a321-4e09-baef-78bbad1d93c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19810172000
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Ed Clark papers

Creator:
Clark, Edward, 1926-2019  Search this
Names:
Cinque Gallery  Search this
Gentry, Herbert, 1919-2003  Search this
Hutson, Bill, 1936-  Search this
Joans, Ted  Search this
Extent:
8.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1923-2017
Summary:
The papers of African American abstract expressionist painter Ed Clark measure 8.9 linear feet and date from 1923 to 2017. The collection documents Clark's work as a professional artist through biographical material; correspondence with family, galleries, and friends, most notably Cinque Gallery, Herbert Gentry, Bill Hutson, and Ted Joans; writings, including documentation for the book Edward Clark: For the Sake of the Search; personal business records, including consignment and sales records; and material related to professional activities, including files on significant exhibitions and projects, gallery files, and teaching records. Also in the collection are exhibition announcements, catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material documenting Clark's work; photographic material depicting Ed Clark, his artwork, and other individuals; and a small amount of original artwork by Clark and others.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American abstract expressionist painter Ed Clark measure 8.9 linear feet and date from 1923 to 2017. The collection documents Clark's work as a professional artist through biographical material; correspondence with family, galleries, and friends, most notably Cinque Gallery, Herbert Gentry, Bill Hutson, and Ted Joans; writings, including documentation for the book Edward Clark: For the Sake of the Search; personal business records, including consignment and sales records; and material related to professional activities, including files on significant exhibitions and projects, gallery files, and teaching records. Also in the collection are exhibition announcements, catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material documenting Clark's work; photographic material depicting Ed Clark, his artwork, and other individuals; and a small amount of original artwork by Clark and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1943-2016 (Boxes 1, 10; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1926, circa 1943-2016 (Boxes 1-3; 2.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1955, 1980-2006, 2015, undated (Boxes 3-4, 10; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1953, 1966-2015 (Boxes 4, 10; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 5: Professional Activities, circa 1954-2016 (Boxes 4-5, 10; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1923-1926, 1950-2017, undated (Boxes 5-8, 10, OV 11-14; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographic Material, 1928, 1952-2014, undated (Boxes 8-9, 10; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork, 1977-1997, undated (Boxes 9-10, OV 14; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Ed Clark (1926- ) is an abstract expressionist painter who worked in Paris, France and New York. Clark was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1926. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1946 to 1951 and enrolled at the Académie de la Grande Chaumièré in Paris after his arrival there in 1952. After his return to the United States, Clark became a charter member of the Brata Gallery. In 1957 he premiered his shaped canvas at the Brata Gallery Christmas group show. This shaped canvas is generally considered to be the first of its kind. In 1958, he began using a push broom to apply broad strokes of color to canvases on his studio floor.

Ed Clark has received multiple awards and honors including the National Endowment for the Arts' Master Award (1972), the United States Congressional Achievement Award (1994), and the Art Institute of Chicago's Legends and Legacy Award (2013). He has exhibited widely and his work is held in many collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the California Afro-American Museum, the Centro de Arté Moderno in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Louisiana State University, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the New York Public Library Schomburg Center.
Related Materials:
A 30-minute documentary recording, Ed Clark: a brush with success (2007) produced by Mark Hammond and Charles Martin is available at the Anacostia Community Museum Library.
Provenance:
The Ed Clark papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Melanca Clark, Ed Clark's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Shaped canvas  Search this
Citation:
Ed Clark papers, 1923-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.clarked
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Ed Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clarked
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Abstract painting

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1930 and 2009
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15550
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Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15550

Polaroid of Venus by Manierre Dawson

Type:
Photographs
Date:
198-?
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11725
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Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records, 1851-1991, bulk 1962-1991
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11725
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Interview with Marcia Marcus

Creator:
Marcus, Marcia, 1928-  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1967 August 28
Topic:
Figurative painting  Search this
Self-portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13819
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Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13819

Introductory Announcement to "Abstract Painting by Four Twentieth-Century Painters"

Subject:
Braque, Georges  Search this
Gris, Juan  Search this
Léger, Fernand  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Place:
Chicago, Ill.
Date:
1934
Topic:
Painters, Modern  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17651
See more items in:
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago records, 1917-1981
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17651
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Interview with Alfred Jensen conducted by Irving Sandler and Michael Torlen

Creator:
Jensen, Alfred, 1903-1981  Search this
Sandler, Irving, 1925-  Search this
Subject:
Torlen, Michael Allen  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1975 May 15
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19233
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Irving Sandler interviews and papers, 1944-2017
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19233

Notes on artistic process

Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
194-?
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13796
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984, bulk 1942-1984
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13796
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An installation view of works by Morris Louis at the Andre Emmerich Gallery

Photographer:
Emmerich, Andre, 1924-2007  Search this
Subject:
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1966 Mar
Topic:
Color-field painting  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Painting  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16777
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Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate papers, circa 1910s-2007, bulk 1965-2000
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16777
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An installation view of Morris Louis' Veils show at the Andre Emmerich Gallery

Subject:
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1969
Topic:
Color-field painting  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Painting  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16779
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Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate papers, circa 1910s-2007, bulk 1965-2000
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16779
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An installation view of Morris Louis' Veils show at the Andre Emmerich Gallery

Subject:
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1969
Topic:
Color-field painting  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Painting  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16780
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Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate papers, circa 1910s-2007, bulk 1965-2000
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16780
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Panel discussion on "Post painterly abstraction"

Creator:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1964
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17410
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Post painterly abstraction : sound recordings, 1964
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17410

Shirley Jaffe with paintings

Subject:
Jaffe, Shirley  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
196-?
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18920
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Shirley Jaffe papers, circa 1950-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18920

Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910s-1998, bulk 1950-1967

Creator:
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Subject:
Turnbull, William  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Feldman, Eddy  Search this
Fogg, Adelaide  Search this
Brice, William  Search this
Adams, Clinton  Search this
Perls, Frank  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Ray, Julie  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Lundeberg, Helen  Search this
Kadish, Reuben  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Guston, Musa  Search this
Harwood, June  Search this
University of Southern California.  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Ford Foundation  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts  Search this
California Watercolor Society  Search this
Art in America  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
New York Times  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Articles
Sound recordings
Essays
Lectures
Drafts (documents)
Manuscripts
Poems
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- California  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9117
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211311
AAA_collcode_langjule
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211311
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Melville Price papers, 1944-1978

Creator:
Price, Melville, 1920-1970  Search this
Subject:
Christ-Janer, Albert  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Price, Barbara  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7207
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209344
AAA_collcode_pricmelv
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209344

Marion Lowndes letters from Gerald Murphy, 1948-1964

Creator:
Murphy, Gerald Clery, 1888-1964  Search this
Subject:
Lowndes, Marion  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7917
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210085
AAA_collcode_murpgera
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210085

Aristodemos Kaldis papers, 1941-1965

Creator:
Kaldis, Aristodimos, 1899-1979  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- Expressionist  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7646
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209809
AAA_collcode_kaldaris
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209809

Robert Warren Loberg papers, 1955-1976

Creator:
Loberg, Robert Warren, 1927-1999  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7899
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210066
AAA_collcode_loberobe
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210066

John Sennhauser papers

Creator:
Sennhauser, John, 1907-1978  Search this
Names:
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Botto, Otto, 1903-1967  Search this
Extent:
335 Items (Reel N70-33)
1.5 Linear feet (Unmicrofilmed)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1931-1990
Scope and Contents:
REEL N70-33: Correspondence with the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, the Guggenheim Foundation (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation), letters, among them 2 concerning the death of Otto Botto; catalogs, photographs; and a scrapbook.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical material; letters from galleries, museums, and others; sketchbooks and sketches; financial records; photographs of Sennhauser and photos, negatives and slides of works of art; an inventory of art works (3 x 5 card file); financial records; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements and other printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and designer; New York, N.Y. Born 1907 in Rorschah, Switzerland. Died 1978. Sennhauser was an abstract artist who began to explore non-objectivity as a mode of expression in the late 1930s. He joined the American Abstract Artists in 1945 and pursued that direction in his work until the late 1950s when he returned to representation. Trained at the Royal Academy in Venice, he immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in 1928 at age twenty-one. In New York he took up romantic urban street subjects, but while a student at the Cooper Union Art School his interests shifted to geometric forms. In 1943 he joined the staff of the Museum of Non-objective Painting as lecturer and preparator and his own inclinations towards abstraction were thereby reinforced.
Provenance:
Material on reel N70-33 was lent for microfilming 1970 by John Sennhauser. In 2002 an additonal 1.2 feet was donated by the John Sennhauser Trust.
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
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.sennjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sennjohn

Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne papers

Creator:
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, 1916-1979  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
4 Items (Sound recording, sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1927-1978
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; personal and business correspondence, including correspondence with Francis V. O'Connor regarding her involvement with the WPA Federal Art Project; address books; draft of an unfinished autobiography and other published and unpublished writings; a transcript of an interview with Susan C. Larsen, dealing with American Abstract Artists; subject, teaching and exhibition files; photographs of Browne and her artwork; printed material on Browne and art in general; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and a manuscript of her 34-page article "Abstract Art and the W.P.A. in New York," commissioned by O'Connor, submitted to him in June 1969 and published in his THE NEW DEAL ART PROJECTS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MEMOIRS.
Also included are 2 untranscribed cassette tapes of a monologue of Browne concerning her husband Byron Browne and Sam Kootz.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, art critic, and educator; New York, N.Y. Married painter Byron Browne.
Provenance:
Donated 1978-1979 by Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne and her son, Stephen B. Browne.
Restrictions:
Use of 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:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.bengrosa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bengrosa

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