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Oral history interview with Herman Maril, 1965 September 5

Interviewee:
Maril, Herman, 1908-1986  Search this
Maril, Herman, 1908-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Argento, Mino  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Cheney, Sheldon  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Giotto  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Matisse, Henri  Search this
O'Hara, Eliot  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Cummington School of the Arts  Search this
King-Smith Playhouse and School of Theatre Arts (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Maryland Institute, College of Art  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Washington Workshop Center for the Arts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Depressions -- 1929  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11701
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214124
AAA_collcode_maril65
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214124
Online Media:

Lena Gurr papers, 1908-1979

Creator:
Gurr, Lena, 1897-1992  Search this
Gurr, Lena, 1897-1992  Search this
Subject:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann)  Search this
Lozowick, Louis  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Jones, Joe  Search this
Ward, Lynd  Search this
Von Wicht, John  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Norman, Maria  Search this
Ehrenreich, Emma  Search this
Block, Dorothy  Search this
Biel, Joseph  Search this
Baron, Herman  Search this
Harkavy, Minna  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Fabri, Ralph  Search this
Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman)  Search this
Allen, Mary Cecil  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
John Reed Club  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
ACA Galleries  Search this
Type:
Prints
Photographs
Christmas cards
Interviews
Phonograph records
Sketchbooks
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Photographers  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
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8997
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211186
AAA_collcode_gurrlena
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211186
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett, 1972 Sept. 22

Interviewee:
Moffett, Dorothy Lake Gregory, 1893-1975  Search this
Moffett, Dorothy Lake Gregory, 1893-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13121
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212905
AAA_collcode_moffet72
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212905
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Seong Moy, 1971 Jan. 18-28

Interviewee:
Moy, Seong, 1921-  Search this
Moy, Seong, 1921-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Booth, Cameron  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Vytlacil, Vaclav  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12341
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212912
AAA_collcode_moy71
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212912
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ferol Sibley Warthen, 1981 September 3

Interviewee:
Warthen, Ferol Sibley, 1890-1986  Search this
Warthen, Ferol Sibley, 1890-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12725
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213181
AAA_collcode_warthe81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213181
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Michael Mazur, 1993 Jan. 12-1995 Feb. 3

Interviewee:
Mazur, Michael, 1935-2009  Search this
Mazur, Michael, 1935-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Harvard University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- Technique -- Study and teaching  Search this
Prints -- 20th century  Search this
Prints, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Graphic artists -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12731
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215791
AAA_collcode_mazur93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215791
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peggy Bacon, 1973 May 8

Interviewee:
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Bellows, George  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Printmakers -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12376
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211938
AAA_collcode_bacon73
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211938
Online Media:

Jack Tworkov papers, circa 1926-1993

Creator:
Tworkov, Jack, 1900-1982  Search this
Tworkov, Jack, 1900-1982  Search this
Subject:
Forge, Andrew  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Demarco, Ricky  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Katz, Paul  Search this
Herzbrun, Helene  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Bartlett, Jennifer  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Ashbury, John  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio  Search this
Calfee, William H. (William Howard)  Search this
Blinken, Donald M.  Search this
Ponsold, Renate  Search this
Praeger, David A.  Search this
Westenberger, Theo  Search this
Summerford, Joe  Search this
Thorne, Joan  Search this
Matter, Herbert  Search this
Lindeberg, Linda  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley  Search this
Newman, Arnold  Search this
Newman, Michael  Search this
Wise, Howard  Search this
Wheeler, Dennis  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Egan Gallery  Search this
Stable Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Nancy Hoffman Gallery  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Poindexter Gallery  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Sketches
Diaries
Topic:
Painting -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13402
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211452
AAA_collcode_tworjack2
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211452
Online Media:

Alvin Ross papers, 1940-1975

Creator:
Ross, Alvin, 1920-1975  Search this
Ross, Alvin, 1920-1975  Search this
Topic:
Artists as teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Realism  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9218
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211413
AAA_collcode_rossalvi
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211413

William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1972, bulk 1926-1956

Creator:
Johnson, William H. (William Henry), 1901-1970  Search this
Johnson, William H. (William Henry), 1901-1970  Search this
Subject:
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Johnson, Holcha Krake  Search this
Nierendorf, Karl  Search this
Hughes, Langston  Search this
Aden, Alonzo J.  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Harmon Foundation  Search this
Alma Reed Galleries  Search this
Barnett-Aden Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6889
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209018
AAA_collcode_johnwill
Theme:
African American
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209018
Online Media:

Joseph Kaplan papers, 1915-1977

Creator:
Kaplan, Joseph, 1900-1980  Search this
Kaplan, Joseph, 1900-1980  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Milton  Search this
Lozowick, Louis  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Kaplan, Virginia  Search this
Ishigaki, Eitarō  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Ishigaki, Aya  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Wilson, Sol  Search this
United States. Public Works Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Topic:
Photographers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State)  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7650
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209813
AAA_collcode_kapljose
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209813
Online Media:

Karl Knaths papers, 1890-1973, bulk 1922-1971

Creator:
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Subject:
Einstein, Carl  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Phillips, Marjorie  Search this
Mondrian, Piet  Search this
Mocsanyi, Paul  Search this
Meierhans, Joseph  Search this
Mehler, F. A.  Search this
Malevich, Kazimir Severinovich  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Roseberg, Paul and Company  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Paintings
Manuscripts
Prints
Sketches
Transcripts
Topic:
Painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Cubism  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Color in art  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7754
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209919
AAA_collcode_knatkarp
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209919
Online Media:

Michael Mazur papers, circa 1936-2016

Creator:
Mazur, Michael, 1935-2009  Search this
Mazur, Michael, 1935-2009  Search this
Subject:
Mazur, Gail  Search this
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Interviews
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7863
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210030
AAA_collcode_mazumich
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210030
Online Media:

Blanche Lazzell papers, 1893-1986, bulk 1901-1940

Creator:
Lazzell, Blanche, 1878-1956  Search this
Lazzell, Blanche, 1878-1956  Search this
Subject:
Gleizes, Albert  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
O'Connor, John  Search this
Pearson, Ralph M.  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew  Search this
Chaffee, Oliver Newberry  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Photographs
Visitors' books
Drawings
Diaries
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Etching -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7873
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210040
AAA_collcode_lazzblan
Theme:
Diaries
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210040
Online Media:

Ross and Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett papers, circa 1870-1992

Creator:
Moffett, Ross E., 1888-1971  Search this
Moffett, Dorothy Lake Gregory, 1893-1975  Search this
Moffett, Ross E., 1888-1971  Search this
Subject:
Moffett, Dorothy Lake Gregory  Search this
Del Deo, Josephine Couch  Search this
Rehn, Frank Knox Morton  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David)  Search this
Moffett, Ross (Art in narrow streets)  Search this
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.)
Florida -- Pictorial works
Provincetown (Mass.)
Topic:
Illustrators  Search this
Muralists -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Women artists -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art students -- New York N.Y. -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8010
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210179
AAA_collcode_moffross
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210179
Online Media:

Seong Moy papers, 1946-1970

Creator:
Moy, Seong, 1921-  Search this
Moy, Seong, 1921-  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8028
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210198
AAA_collcode_moyseon
Theme:
Asian American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210198

Karl Knaths lecture, 1968 Aug. 11

Creator:
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Subject:
Davidson, Morris  Search this
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10744
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214355
AAA_collcode_knatkarl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214355

Jacques Joseph Camins films and posters, circa 1965

Creator:
Camins, Jacques Joseph, 1904-1988  Search this
Camins, Jacques Joseph, 1904-1988  Search this
Subject:
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Teichman, Sabina  Search this
Brigadier, Anne  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Botkin, Henry  Search this
Kaplan, Joseph  Search this
Marantz, Irving  Search this
Wilson, Sol  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Motion pictures
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- United States  Search this
Art, American -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10054
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212915
AAA_collcode_camijacq
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212915

Oral history interview with Herman Maril

Interviewee:
Maril, Herman  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Names:
Cummington School of the Arts -- Faculty  Search this
King-Smith Playhouse and School of Theatre Arts (Washington, D.C.) -- Faculty  Search this
Maryland Institute, College of Art -- Students  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Washington Workshop Center for the Arts -- Faculty  Search this
Argento, Mino, 1927-  Search this
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886-  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Giotto, 1266?-1337  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954  Search this
O'Hara, Eliot, 1890-1969  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
39 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 September 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herman Maril conducted 1965 September 5, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Maril speaks of growing up in Baltimore, Maryland.; attending the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts; visiting museums in the Washington, D.C. area; exhibiting his paintings in Washington, D.C. galleries and New York City galleries; working for the Treasury Art Project; surviving the Great Depression; teaching at the Cummington School of Art in Cummington, Massachusetts; serving in the Army Air Corps during WWII; painting murals with the Public Buildings Administration; teaching at the King-Smith School, the Washington Workshop of the Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the University of Maryland; living in Provincetown; painting and his influences; being interviewed for books and a short film. Maril also recalls Roger Frye, Paul Cézanne, Henry Roben, Charles Walther, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Edward Rowan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Chaim Gross, Henri Matisse, Piero della Francesca, Mino Argento, Olin Dows, Giotto di Bondone, Georges Henri Rouault, Wassily Kandinksy, Charles Walthrop, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Eliot O'Hara, Sheldon Cheney, Florence Watson, Jacques Lipchitz, Mason F. Lord, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Maril (1908-1986) was a painter and printmaker from Baltimore, Maryland.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr.
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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Printmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Depressions -- 1929  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.maril65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maril65

Joseph Kaplan papers

Creator:
Kaplan, Joseph, 1900-1980  Search this
Names:
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Public Works Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph, 1896-1984  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Ishigaki, Aya  Search this
Ishigaki, Eitarō, 1893-1958  Search this
Kaplan, Virginia  Search this
Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Wilson, Sol  Search this
Extent:
4.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Date:
1915-1977
Summary:
The papers of the painter, photographer, printmaker, and teacher Joseph Kaplan measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1915-1977. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material, specifically exhibition catalogs. Also found are a large number of photographs taken of and by Kaplan. The papers also include biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, and artwork. There is a 0.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes travel slides taken in Mexico and Provincetown, Massachusetts by Joseph Kaplan, circa 1940-1950, and a photograph of Kaplan by Arnold Newman, circa 1950.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of the painter, photographer, printmaker, and teacher Joseph Kaplan measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1915-1977. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material, specifically exhibition catalogs. Also found are a large number of photographs taken of and by Kaplan. The papers also include biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, and artwork. There is a 0.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes travel slides taken in Mexico and Provincetown, Massachusetts by Joseph Kaplan, circa 1940-1950, and a photograph of Kaplan by Arnold Newman, circa 1950.

Biographical material contains a few of Kaplan's personal documents, a number of certificates and medals he recieved during his lifetime, a travel itinerary notebook, and a few hand-written notes.

Kaplan's correspondence is primarily from colleagues, art organizations, galleries, museums, and colleges and universities such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Academy of Design, and Audubon Artists, inc. Also found are letters from friends and colleagues such as Chaim Gross, Adolph Gottlieb, Raphael Soyer, Louis Lozowick, Milton Avery, and Sol Wilson, as well as a large number of letters to his wife Virginia written during his travels.

Personal business records concern Kaplan's art sales, loans, exhibition notifications, and his involvment in the WPA. His artwork is documented in price lists and inventory lists. Some of the material consists of routine transactions not necessarily related to Kaplan's work, including bank records, an address list, and income and expense reports.

Printed Material includes news clippings, exhibition catalogs, exhibition annoucenments, and invitations for Kaplan shows. There are a few published copies and page proofs of Kaplan's commerical artwork.

Artwork includes four Kaplan etchings, three of which are metal plates and one linoleum block. Also included are a few unidentified pen and pencil sketches.

Photographs depict Kaplan, mainly later in his life, and his family. Also found are four of Virginia Kaplan's photograph albums containing images of her and friends from early adulthood. Photographs of Kaplan's friends and colleagues include images of Aya and Eitaro Ishigaki, Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, William Gropper, and Joseph De Martini. Also included are photographs taken by Kaplan of New York City, his travels, and artist demonstrations. There are also a large number of photographs of Kaplan's artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1919-1975 (Box 1, 5, OV 7; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1929-circa 1975 (Box 1, OV 7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, circa 1920-1977 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1915-1975 (Box 1, 2, 3, OV 7; 2.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1940-circa 1960 (Box 3, 5; 2 folders)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1917-circa 1975 (Box 4, 6, OV 7; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1940-1950 (Box 8, OV 9; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph Kaplan (1900-1980) was a painter, printmaker, photographer, and teacher who worked primarly in New York and Provincetown. He was most active in the 1940s through the 1950s. Earlier in his career he worked on several WPA Federal Art Projects and Treasury Relief Art Projects.

Joseph Kaplan was born in Minsk, Russia and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1888 at the age of 12. He married Virginia Haber in 1927 and they had no children.

Kaplan studied at the Eductional Alliance Art School and the Art Students League. He went to Provincetown in the mid-twenties as a student of Charles W. Hawthorne with whom he previously studied with at the National Academy of Design. Afterwards he revisited Provincetown intermittently and began to regard the Cape as his summer studio, working there each summer since 1948.

In 1948 he won the first of many gold medals from the Audubon Artists at the National Academy of Design for a marine painting. He was also the first recipient of the John J. Newman Memorial Medal, given by the National Society of Painters in Casein for his Wellfleet, Low Tide. The Shore Studios in Provincetown, the Harry Salpeter Gallery and then Krasner Gallery in New York City represented Kaplan's artwork.

Kaplan predominantly worked in watercolor and oil paint, depicting landscapes and seascapes, and becoming acclaimed as a Colorist and Romanticist. He occasionally painted figures and, as he gained recognition, he traveled extensively in search for subjects. In 1968 Kaplan recieved a grant from Chapelbrook Foundation to live and work for a year in Mexico.

Kaplan's work was included frequently in group exhibitions and he participated in more then 30 major shows in his lifetime. Throughout his career he was a member of many art organizations including Artists League of America, Audubon Artists, Provincetown Art Association, and Cape Cod Art Association. He was continually active in the art life in Provincetown serving as board members, trustees, and judges. He also occasionally taught at art schools including the American Artist School and John Reed Club, and taught a number of private pupils.

Joseph Kaplan died on February 28th, 1980 at the age of 79 in Brewster, Massachusetts.
Separated Materials:
307 nitrate negatives donated to the Archives of American Art with the Joseph Kaplan papers have been removed and are stored in off-site storage. Negatives were duplicated onto safety based film and only select prints were made.
Provenance:
The Joseph Kaplan papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Marilyn Kearney in 1981. Additional papers were donated by Deborah Meyer in 2021.
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This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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Citation:
Joseph Kaplan papers, 1915-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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