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Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers papers, [ca. 1942-1993]

Creator:
Berger, Jason, 1924-2010  Search this
Powers, Marilyn, 1925-1976  Search this
Subject:
Posner, Howard  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Citation:
Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers papers, [ca. 1942-1993]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Jason Berger (Videorecording)  Search this
Direct vision (Group of artists)  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6504
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215727
AAA_collcode_bergjaso
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215727

Oral history interview with Jason Berger

Interviewee:
Berger, Jason, 1924-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Boston -- Faculty  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School -- Faculty  Search this
State University of New York at Buffalo -- Faculty  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Benda, Clemens E. (Clemens Ernst), 1898-  Search this
Bengtz, Ture, 1907-1973  Search this
Bloom, Hyman, 1913-  Search this
Fiedler, Leslie A.  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Powers, Marilyn, 1925-1976  Search this
Swetzoff, Hyman Wulf, 1920-1968  Search this
Zadkine, Ossip  Search this
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Sound recording: 2 sound files (2 hr., 5 min.), digital, wav file)
47 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
France -- description and travel
Date:
1979 January 12-1980 February 1
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Jason Berger, conducted 1979 January 12 and 1980 February 1, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Berger speaks of growing up in Massachusetts; serving in the Army during World War II; studying and teaching at the Museum School in Boston; marrying his wife, Marilyn Powers; studying sculpture in France; exhibiting at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and other galleries; the art collective Direct Vision; being fired from the Museum School; and teaching at SUNY Buffalo and the Art Institute of Boston. Berger also recalls Karl Zerbe, Ture Bengtz, Hyman Bloom, Hyman Swetzoff, Jack Levine, Leslie Fiedler, Clemens Benda, Ossip Zadkine, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jason Berger (1924-2010) is a painter and printmaker from Brookline, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture -- Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.berger79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9652d0b09-4b9e-4cbe-a848-52ae40aea227
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-berger79
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Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers papers

Topic:
Jason Berger (Videorecording)
Creator:
Berger, Jason, 1924-2010  Search this
Powers, Marilyn, 1925-1976  Search this
Names:
Posner, Howard  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Date:
[ca. 1942-1993]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, including Berger's Army correspondence to Frieda Humowitz (some illustrated) and miscellaneous correspondence (some letters are xeroxes); sketches by Berger; Berger sketchbook from time he spent in Ireland and Portugal in 1988; 7 Berger appointment books containing sketches, addresses, and notes; photographs of work by Powers; Powers and Berger passports containing photographs of them and their son, Adam; 2 photographs of Berger taken by Michael Peirce; reproductions of work; exhibition related material; printed material; and clippings.
Also included are a videotape, "Jason Berger/At the Edge of the World," (1993) produced by Howard Posner; and material relating to The Direct Vision including, correspondence, writings, exhibition related material, clippings, press releases, an application for financial assistance, and legal documents pertaining to incorporation.
Biographical / Historical:
Painters; Boston, Mass. Berger and Powers were married until her death in 1976. They helped to form, along with their son, Adam, and other artists, a group called The Direct Vision. Their son is a poet and painter; Brookline, Mass.
Provenance:
Donated 1994 by Jason Berger. The video was donated by Berger and Howard Posner, the video's producer. Additions are expected.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Direct vision (Group of artists)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.bergjaso
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ecc75d3c-daa0-417f-b108-3d6223665db6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bergjaso

Joan Peterson Gallery records

Creator:
Joan Peterson Gallery  Search this
Names:
Berger, Jason, 1924-2010  Search this
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Peterson, Joan, 1933-  Search this
Powers, Marilyn, 1925-1976  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1980
Summary:
The records of the Joan Peterson Gallery measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1980. The records document the history of the gallery through artists' files relating to Richard E. Filipowski, Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers, including biographical information, correspondence, price lists, exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings, and photographs of works.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Joan Peterson Gallery measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1980. The records document the history of the gallery through artists' files relating to Richard E. Filipowski, Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers, including biographical information, correspondence, price lists, exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings, and photographs of works.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: Joan Peterson Gallery Records, 1958-1980 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
Biographical / Historical:
The Joan Peterson Gallery was an art gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. Joan Peterson was one of the most prominent art dealers in Boston from the late 1950s into the early 1980s. The gallery showed the work of leading regional modernists. It closed in 1981.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Richard Filipowski conducted by Robert Brown, September 25, 1989-March 14, 1990; an oral history interview with Jason Berger conducted by Robert Brown, January 12, 1979 and February 1, 1980; and the Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers papers, circa 1942-1993.
Provenance:
Donated in 1992 by Joan Peterson Klimann, former director of the Joan Peterson Gallery.
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.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Citation:
Joan Peterson Gallery Records, 1958-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.joanpete
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Joan Peterson Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9315229f1-96d8-4207-a6eb-66cc55bb1c3c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-joanpete

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