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Joseph Meierhans papers, 1924-1969

Creator:
Meierhans, Joseph, 1890-1981  Search this
Subject:
Sloan, John French  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9043
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211233
AAA_collcode_meiejose
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211233

Hortense Ferne papers, 1889-1951

Creator:
Ferne, Hortense T., 1885-1976  Search this
Subject:
Roseland, Harry  Search this
Smith, Henry Pember  Search this
Mosler, Henry  Search this
Worms, Jules  Search this
Tait, Arthur Fitzwilliam  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Greene, Frank Russell  Search this
Tanenbaum, Moses  Search this
Caswell, Edward C.  Search this
Welsh, Devitt  Search this
James, Frederick  Search this
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Tyler, James Gale  Search this
Jones, Francis Coates  Search this
Parton, Arthur  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8106
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210277
AAA_collcode_fernhort
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210277

Painting, American Brig off Cape Ann, 1845

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements:
with frame: 17 1/4 in x 22 1/4 in; 43.815 cm x 56.515 cm
Object Name:
painting
painting, oil
Date made:
20th century
Subject:
Maritime  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
ID Number:
2005.0279.004
Accession number:
2005.0279
Catalog number:
2005.0279.004
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Art
Cigna Maritime Collection
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-aefe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1295909
Online Media:

Regions of the land : American landscape painting of the 19th and 20th centuries, October 8-Novembaer 2, 1985

Author:
Kennedy Galleries  Search this
Physical description:
[48] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
C1985
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1351.5.R44 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_277780

The Expressionist landscape : North American modernist painting, 1920-1947 / organized by Ruth Stevens Appelhof, with the assistance Cumbee Wilson ; with essays by Ruth Stevens Appelhof, Barbara Haskell, Jeffrey R. Hayes

Author:
Appelhof, Ruth Ann  Search this
Haskell, Barbara  Search this
Hayes, Jeffrey Russell 1946-  Search this
Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, Ala.)  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946 Art patronage  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946 Friends and associates Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Canada
Date:
1988
1988, c1987
20th century
Topic:
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Landscape painting, Canadian  Search this
Call number:
ND1351.6.E97 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355361

The civilization of a landscape : American paintings 1848-1930 / introduction by William H. Gerdts

Author:
Gerdts, William H  Search this
David Findlay Jr., Inc  Search this
Physical description:
[15] p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
[1983?]
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1351.5 .C58 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_457941

Palette of light : California paintings from the Irvine Museum

Author:
Irvine Museum  Search this
Stern, Jean 1946-  Search this
Art Museum of Santa Cruz County  Search this
Subject:
Irvine Museum Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Irvine
Date:
1995
[c1995]
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting--Exhibitions  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1351.5 .I78 1995X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_563613

Lee Krasner : living colour / edited by Eleanor Nairne ; interviews by Gail Levin

Title:
Living colour
Artist:
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984  Search this
Author:
Nairne, Eleanor  Search this
Siegel, Katy  Search this
Yau, John 1950-  Search this
Hudson, Suzanne Perling 1977-  Search this
Interviewer:
Levin, Gail 1948-  Search this
Interviewee:
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984  Search this
Publisher:
Thames and Hudson  Search this
Host institution:
Barbican Art Gallery  Search this
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt  Search this
Zentrum Paul Klee  Search this
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao  Search this
Subject:
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984  Search this
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984 Themes, motives  Search this
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984  Search this
Physical description:
239 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Exhibition catalogs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Essays
Illustrated works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Jewish women artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110614

American impressionism from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

Author:
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery  Search this
Flint Institute of Arts  Search this
Subject:
Sheldon Memorial Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
[1991]
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND210.5.I4 S54 1991
ND210.5.I4S54 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_416544

Eleven A.M.

Artist:
Edward Hopper, American, b. Nyack, New York, 1882–1967  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 1/8 x 36 1/8 in. (71.3 x 91.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1926)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2504
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Social Realism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2dba4bfed-2378-4fbb-b94f-58192ae24c4f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2504

Portrait painting 1970-1975 : a survey of informal portraiture in the USA

Author:
Allan Frumkin Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[28] p. ports. ; 18 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
[between 1974 and 1977]
20th century
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1311.3.F94
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_109113

Sylvia Shap : some members of my family : May 31-July 10, 1988, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery / Marie de Alcuaz, curator ; essay by Jim Edwards

Author:
Shap, Sylvia  Search this
De Alcuaz, Marie  Search this
Edwards, Jim 1942-  Search this
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Shap, Sylvia Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
34 p. : ports. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988
20th century
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.S53345 L8
N40.1.S53345L8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_358972

Chuck Close : new paintings : September 23-October 22, 1988

Author:
Close, Chuck 1940-  Search this
Kertess, Klaus  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Close, Chuck 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988
20th century
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C628 K4 1988
N40.1.C628K4 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390907

Loan exhibition of American portraits by American artists : March 1 to 19 inclusive / sponsored by Mrs. William Randolph Hearst for the benefit of the free milk coffee stations for the unemployed, ... at the American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Inc

Author:
American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1932
20th century
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Portraits, American  Search this
Call number:
ND1311.3 .L79 1932
ND1311.3.L79 1932
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_392236

Christie's presents Albert Murray, a retrospective : [exhibition] December 19-21, 1995 / [guest curator, Jim Cheevers ; foreword, Laurance S. Rockefeller.]

Title:
Albert Murray, a retrospective
Author:
Murray, Albert K (Albert Ketcham) 1906-1992  Search this
Cheevers, Jim  Search this
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc  Search this
Subject:
Murray, Albert K (Albert Ketcham) 1906-1992 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
[1995]
20th century
Topic:
Portrait painting  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painters--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.M98147 C5 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494305

Good company, portraits by Ellen Emmet Rand : [exhibition] October 15-November 18, 1984, the William Benton Museum of Art / catalogue by Hildegard Cummings

Author:
William Benton Museum of Art  Search this
Rand, Ellen Emmet 1876-1941  Search this
Cummings, Hildegard  Search this
Subject:
Rand, Ellen Emmet 1876-1941 Exhibitions  Search this
William Benton Museum of Art Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Connecticut
Storrs
Date:
1984
[1984]
20th century
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Portraits, American--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
ND237.R137 A4 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646785

American art today: the portrait : May 8th-June 3, 1987 / organized by Dahlia Morgan for the Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Author:
Betsch, William  Search this
Morgan, Dahlia  Search this
Florida International University Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
[36] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
[1987]
20th century
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Call number:
N7593.3 .A53 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_658356

Ira and William Glackens papers

Creator:
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Names:
Delaware Art Museum  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Williams College. Museum of Art.  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951  Search this
Barnes, Laura L., 1875-1966  Search this
Buckley, Charles E.  Search this
Bullard, E. John(Edgar John), 1942-  Search this
Dimock, Ira  Search this
Fitzgerald, Irene Dimock  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Liff, Vivian  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
Morse, Stearns  Search this
Perlman, Bennard B.  Search this
Prendergast, Eugénie  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Schwab, Arnold T.  Search this
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sound recordings
Writings
Date:
circa 1900-1990
Summary:
The Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990, measure 2.3 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of the papers of Ira Glackens relating to the artwork of his father, William Glackens, but also contains scattered correspondence of William and his wife Edith, including letters from Albert Barnes. Ira Glackens' papers include books written by Ira; exhibition catalogs and clippings about William and others; photographs of the Glackens family and friends, of Ira, and of the Glackens residence; and an audio recording of William Glackens' remarks upon accepting an award at the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1936. There are also records of the Sansom Foundation, which was set up by Ira Glackens and his wife Nancy.
Scope and Content Note:
The Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990, measure 2.3 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of the papers of Ira Glackens relating to the artwork of his father, William Glackens, but also contains scattered correspondence of William and his wife Edith, including letters from Albert Barnes. Ira Glackens' papers include books written by Ira; exhibition catalogs and clippings about William and others; photographs of the Glackens family and friends, of Ira, and of the Glackens residence; and an audio recording of William Glackens' remarks upon accepting an award at the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1936. There are also records of the Sansom Foundation, which was set up by Ira Glackens and his wife Nancy.

Biographical information consists of genealogical research on the Glackens family and a copy of Ira Glackens birth certificate.

Correspondence of the artist William Glackens includes letters to his wife, Edith, written while on a trip to Paris in 1912 to purchase paintings for collector Albert C. Barnes. Barnes' letters to William and Edith Glackens are about paintings in the Barnes Collection, the educational plans of his Foundation, and Glackens' work and exhibitions. Letters to Edith Dimock Glackens are from relatives and friends including her father, Ira Dimock, her sister, Irene Dimock FitzGerald, author James L. Ford, and painter Maurice Prendergast. There is also a copy of a letter concerning the estate of Lenna G. Borton, the Glackens' daughter.

Ira Glackens' correspondence largely concerns exhibitions, sales, loans, donations and the authentication of artwork by William Glackens. Correspondents include museums, galleries and artists, in addition to personal correspondence with family and friends. Names of significant correspondents in Ira Glackens' correspondence include Laura (Mrs. Albert C.) Barnes, Charles Buckley, Delaware Art Museum, Kraushaar Gallery, Walt Kuhn, Vivian Liff, George Luks, Stearns Morse, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Bennard Perlman, Eugenie Prendergast, Arnold T. Schwab, Helen (Mrs. John) Sloan, and Williams College Museum of Art.

Noteworthy writings include speeches, a memoir, and a short play by Ira Glackens, and family recollections of Edith Glackens. A 1936 audio recording is of remarks made by William Glackens upon being presented with an award for his entry in the Carnegie Institute's International Exhibition. Writings by others include essays by John Bullard and Everett Shinn about Glackens.

Printed material includes Ira Glackens' books, catalogs of group and solo exhibitions featuring the work of William Glackens, clippings concerning William Glackens, and reviews of Ira Glackens' books.

Records of the Sansom Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1950 by Ira and Nancy Glackens to oversee their art interests, consist of annual reports, a charitable trust registration form, and financial and tax records.

Photographs are of the Glackens family, travel scenes and artwork by William Glackens, The Eight, and other artists.

A card index of William Glackens' paintings, prepared by Ira Glackens, provides details of artwork in William Glackens' estate.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1990 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1902-1989 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1963-1982 (Boxes 1, 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Sansom Foundation, Inc., 1957-1973 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1903-1989 (Boxes 2-3; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1956-1980 (Box 3; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1900-1986 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Card Index of William Glackens' Paintings, circa 1940-1949 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Ira Dimock Glackens (1907-1990), the first child of painter and illustrator William Glackens and Edith Dimock Glackens, was born in New York City. Raised in the art world, he was well acquainted with his father's friends and colleagues. Upon his father's death in 1938, Ira became responsible for managing and administering the art remaining in William Glackens's estate.

Educated at the Choate School, Ira Glackens became a writer. He published two books about his father: William Glackens and the Ashcan Group: The Emergence of Realism in American Art (1957) and William Glackens and the Eight: The Artists who Freed American Art (1984). An opera expert, Ira Glackens was also the author of Yankee Diva: Lillian Nordica and the Golden Days of Opera (1963) and an authority on apples.

William Glackens (1870-1938) was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Robert Henri while working as an illustrator for local newspapers, including the Philadelphia Press. In 1895, he departed for a year in Paris and then moved to New York City where he continued to work as an illustrator for various newspapers and periodicals. Before long, Glackens began to focus on scenes of city life and street crowds and, in 1908, he participated in the groundbreaking exhibition of The Eight at the Macbeth Gallery in New York City.

Between 1925 and 1932 William Glackens lived and worked in France and his painting was strongly influenced by Renoir. He spent the remainder of his life in New York City, exhibiting widely from 1894 on. Glackens was named an Associate of the National Academy of Design and was the recipient of several awards including those of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition (gold), the 1904 St. Louis Exposition, the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition, the 1933 Society of Independent Artists Exhibition, and the 1936 Carnegie International Exhibition.
Related Materials:
The Archives also holds several collections related to Ira and William Glackens, including the Ira Glackens letters to Jane Wasey; the Illustrations by William Glackens and letter from Ira Glackens; the Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast; and the Thomas Hart Benton and Ira Glackens letters. Substantial correspondence between William Glackens and the Kraushaar Gallery can also be found in the Kraushaar Galleries records.
Separated Material:
Published books not authored by Glackens family members or related to Glackens' family members were transferred to the Smithsonian's American Art Museum Library in 2007. A few pieces of artwork were given to Williams College, also in 2007.
Provenance:
The Ira and William Glackens papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Ira Glackens in 1987, and by his estate in 1991. In 2007 a small cache of papers found in the Glackens home was donated by Susan Corn Conway, who had purchased the Glackens' house.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ira and William Glackens 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.
Topic:
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Authors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists) -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Writings
Citation:
Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.glacwill
See more items in:
Ira and William Glackens papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-glacwill
Online Media:

Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers

Creator:
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum  Search this
Kennedy Galleries  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Milwaukee Art Center  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
United States Information Agency  Search this
University of Michigan. Museum of Art  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Bailey, Grace  Search this
Bailey, Truman E., 1902?-1959  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach), 1908-1967  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Fleischman, Barbara  Search this
Gentle, Esther, 1900-  Search this
Krentzin, Earl, 1929-  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Richardson, Constance, 1905-  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
4.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Typescripts
Photographs
Date:
1837-1984
bulk 1935-1979
Summary:
The papers of art collectors, art patrons, and philanthropists Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman measure 4.9 linear feet and date from 1837 to 1984, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1935-1979. The papers are comprised mostly of correspondence with artists, museums, and arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, artists' autograph letters purchased by the Fleischmans, exhibition files, notes and writings, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art collectors, art patrons, and philanthropists Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman measure 4.9 linear feet and date from 1837 to 1984, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1935-1979. The papers are comprised mostly of correspondence with artists, museums, and arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, artists' autograph letters purchased by the Fleischmans, exhibition files, notes and writings, printed material, and photographs.

One folder of biographical material includes a biographical account and a certificate of appreciation from the Common Council for the City of Detroit.

The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence documenting the Fleischman's art related activities and interests primarily during the 1950s and 1960s. Individual correspondents include Aaron Bohrod, Charles E. Burchfield, Charles B. Culver, Philip Evergood, Earl Krentzin, John Marin, Jr., Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle, Peter Pollack, Edgar P. and Constance Richardson, Charles Coleman Sellers, and Franklin Watkins. One letter from Charles E. Burchfield includes four etching plates used to create the color print of Hot September Wind.

Arts organizations and galleries represented in the correspondence include the American Federation of Arts, the Archives of American Art, the Arts Commission of the City of Detroit, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, Kennedy Galleries, M. Knoedler and Co., Inc., Kraushaar Galleries, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Midtown Galleries, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the School of the Society of Arts and Crafts, the United States Information Agency, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Winterthur Museum.

Autograph letters purchased by the Fleischmans include letters written by artists Washington Allston (addressed to Thomas Sully), Albert Pinkham Ryder, and John Taylor Arms.

Exhibition files document the various exhibitions of art work from the Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman Collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Art; the Detroit Institute of Art; in Central and South America; in Greece, Israel and Russia; and at the Milwaukee Art Center. The files contain letters, notes, printed material, and photographs.

Three folders of notes and writings include "Introduction to Earl Krentzin Catalog" by Lawrence Fleischman and "Selection of Excerpts from the Soviet Press and Radio Attacking U. S. Culture" by unidentified authors.

Scattered printed material includes miscellaneous clippings and catalogs not connected with the Exhibition Files series. There is also a book John Marin: The Man and his Work by E. M. Benson that was autographed by Marin to the Fleischmans in 1953.

Photographs include portrait photographs of Lawrence Fleischman, photographs of Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman with colleagues, of art work from the Fleischman Collection, of Truman and Grace Bailey in their studio, and a copy photograph of Thomas Eakins as a boy.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1958 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1949-1984 (Boxes 1-4, 7; 3.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Autograph Letters, 1837-1942 (Box 4; 4 folders)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1953-1960 (Boxes 4-5, 7; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1957-1962 (Box 5; 3 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1935-1969 (Box 5-6; 6 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1953-1965 (Box 6; 13 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Lawrence Fleischman (1925-1997) of New York City was an American art collector, patron, philanthropist, and benefactor. He and his wife, Barbara Greenberg Fleischman, assembled an impressive collection of art and artifacts that they shared with the public as part of their philanthropic activities aimed at fostering a wider appreciation of the arts around the world.

Lawrence Fleischman was born on February 14, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Stella and Arthur Fleischman, the owner of a large carpet business. He attended the Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois, and studied engineering at Purdue University. In 1942, he interrupted his studies to volunteer for service in the U.S. Army during World War II. While serving in France, he met a doctor who further fostered Fleischman's ever growing interest in American art. Following the war, he graduated with a degree in physics from the University of Detroit. Fleischman met Barbara Greenberg in Detroit and they were married in 1948.

Beginning in the late 1940s, Fleischman established a fledgling television station, developed holdings in real estate, and began purchasing art work. Initially the Fleischmans collected undervalued 20th century American art and were friends with several artists, including John Marin, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, and Ben Shahn. They also expanded the scope of their collection to include 19th century American works.

During the 1950s, Lawrence Fleischman realized how there were few American art historians and college departments, as well as a lack of primary source material. Fleischman worked with Edgar P. Richardson, then director of the Detroit Institute of Art, to raise funds and they founded the Archives of American Art at the Detroit Institute of Art in 1954. The Archives of American Art was, and still is, dedicated to the collection, preservation, and study of primary source records that document the history of the visual arts in the United States. Lawrence A. Fleischman is a founding Trustee of the AAA and served as the Chairman of the Board from 1958 to 1966. His wife, Barbara joined the Board of Trustees in 1997 and served as Chair from 2003 to 2007. She is a Trustee Emerita.

Lawrence Fleischman's business and philanthropic interests included the Arthur Fleischman Carpet Company, the Lee Plaza Hotel-Motel in Detroit, Art Adventurers, the Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit, the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Cultural Committee of the United States Information Agency, and the Art Commission of Detroit, which governed the Detroit Institute of Art. He also served as an officer of the Board for many of the arts-related organizations.

In 1996, the Fleischmans moved their family from Detroit to New York City, where Lawrence Fleischman became a partner in the Kennedy Galleries.

The Fleischmans philanthropic activities include generous support of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Cleveland Museum, the British Museum, the Vatican Museum, and lifelong support of the Archives of American Art.

Lawrence Fleischman died on January 31, 1997 in London, England. Barbara Fleischman lives in New York City and continues to be an active supporter of the visual arts.
Related Materials:
Among the Archives holdings are two oral history interviews with Lawrence A. Fleischman. The first was conducted by Paul Cummings in 1970 and the second conducted by Gail Stavitsky in 1994 . Both interviews have transcripts available.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming, the majority of which was later donated, except for five letters on reel D197. These include one postcard from Constance Richardson, 1956; one letter from Constance Richardson, 1957; one letter from Franklin Watkins, 1955; one letter from Lawrence Fleischman to Wilbur H. Hunter, 1960; and one letter from Richard D. Tucker, 1960. This material remains with lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers were donated in several accretions by Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman from 1954 to 2007. Letters were also loaned for microfilming in 1965, but nearly all of them were subsequently donated.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman 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.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Art patrons Michigan Detroit  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Philanthropists  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Painters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Typescripts
Photographs
Citation:
Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman Papers, 1837-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fleilawr
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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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-  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
See more items in:
Lena Gurr papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gurrlena

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