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Catherine Viviano Gallery records

Creator:
Catherine Viviano Gallery  Search this
Names:
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Art Club of Chicago  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Carnegie Institute  Search this
City Art Museum of St. Louis  Search this
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Des Moines Art Center  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum  Search this
Mary Washington College  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Philadelphia Art Alliance  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
University of Virginia  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
World House Galleries  Search this
Yale University. Art & Architecture Library  Search this
Afro, 1912-1976  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Baker, Richard Brown  Search this
Bareiss, Walter  Search this
Barker, Walter  Search this
Birolli, Renato, 1905?-1959  Search this
Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979  Search this
Broderson, Robert M, 1920-  Search this
Callery, Mary, 1903-1977  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Cox, Jan, 1919-1980  Search this
Dorazio, Piero, 1927-  Search this
Dorazio, Virginia Dortch  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-  Search this
Dudensing, F. Valentine, 1892-1967  Search this
Eisendrath, William N., 1903-  Search this
Ernst, Dallas  Search this
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006  Search this
Fleischman, Barbara  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997  Search this
Genauer, Emily, 1910-2002  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Glasco, Joseph, 1925-1996  Search this
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Guerrero, José, 1914-  Search this
Göpel, Barbara  Search this
Göpel, Erhard  Search this
Hirschhorn, Joseph  Search this
Lerner, Abe, 1908-  Search this
Ludgin, Earle, 1898-1981  Search this
Mabe, Manabu  Search this
Manrique, César, 1920-  Search this
McCray, Porter A., 1908-2000  Search this
Meltzer, Doris, 1908-1977  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Miller, Stephen Robeson  Search this
Minguzzi, Luciano, 1911-  Search this
Miró, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Morlotti, Ennio, 1910-1992  Search this
Moyens, H. Marc  Search this
Myers, John Bernard  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990  Search this
Perlin, Bernard, 1918-  Search this
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-1993  Search this
Rathbone, Perry Townsend, 1911-2000  Search this
Ribicoff, Belle Krasne, 1924-  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Rosenthal, Bernard M.  Search this
Sage, Kay  Search this
Seeger, Stanley J.  Search this
Shapiro, Meyer  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Tanning, Dorothea, 1910-2012  Search this
Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Viviano, Catherine, 1899-1992  Search this
Wakabayashi, Kazuo  Search this
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983  Search this
Extent:
11.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Notes
Date:
1930-1990
bulk 1949-1978
Summary:
The records of the Catherine Viviano Gallery measure 11.6 linear feet and date from 1930-1990, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1949-1978. Established in New York City in 1949, the gallery specialized in contemporary painting and sculpture primarily by American and European artists. The collection consists of artists' files; correspondence with artists, collectors, dealers, museum directors, curators, and publishers; business records; printed material; and photographs of artwork and artists. Also included are records relating to Catherine Viviano's activities as a private dealer and consultant after she closed the gallery in 1970.
Scope and Contents note:
The records of the Catherine Viviano Gallery measure 11.6 linear feet and date from 1930-1990, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1949-1978. Established in New York City in 1949, the gallery specialized in contemporary painting and sculpture primarily by American and European artists. The collection consists of artists' files; correspondence with artists, collectors, dealers, museum directors, curators, and publishers; business records; printed material; and photographs of artwork and artists. Also included are records relating to Catherine Viviano's activities as a private dealer and consultant after she closed the gallery in 1970.

Artists' files include biographical material; artists' statements; correspondence; sales and expense reports; lists and notes; guest lists; writings by others; receipts, invoices, and statements; printed material, including press releases, exhibition announcements, brochures, catalogues, clippings; and photographs of artwork and artists. Included are extensive files on Afro Basaldella, Renato Birolli, Robert Broderson, Anselmo Franesconi, Joseph Glasco, Manabu Mabe, César Manrique, Luciano Minguzzi, Ennio Morlotti, Bernard Perlin, Daniel Rice, and Bernard Rosenthal. There are also files on Jan Cox, Kay Sage, and Kazuo Wakabayashi.

Correspondence comprises the largest series in the collection and consists of general correspondence; correspondence with museums, galleries, and art-related institutions in the United States; and correspondence with museums, galleries, and art-related institutions abroad. Letters focus on routine business matters, e.g., appraisals and sales, acquisitions, and organizing exhibitions at the Catherine Viviano Gallery and other venues.

General correspondence includes letters between Catherine Viviano and artists and their family members. Among the correspondents are: Mary Callery, Bernard Chaet, Piero and Virginia Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Dallas Ernst, Karl Fortress, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Sage Goodwin, Morris Graves, José Guerrero, Earle Ludgin, Joan Miro, Alfonso Ossorio, Dorothea Tanning, Stuyvesant Van Veen, Adja Yunkers and his wife, Dore Ashton, among others. Also found is Viviano's correspondence with clients, many of whom were prominent collectors, e.g., Richard Brown Baker, Carl and Joan Fisher, Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman, Joseph Hirschhorn, Marc Moyens, Vincent Price, Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Nelson Rockefeller, Stanley Seeger, and Frederick and Dorothy Zimmerman. Of interest, are letters from Elizabeth Bishop inquiring about the purchase of a work of art from the gallery. Included are letters from art historians, museum directors, curators, representatives at other art-related institutions, and publishers including Walter Bareiss, Walter Barker, Dominque De Menil, Valentine Dudensing, William Eisendrath, S. Lane Faison, Emily Genauer, Bertram Goodhue, Erhard and Barbara Göpel, James Laughlin, Porter McCray, Abram Lerner, Doris Meltzer, Stephen Robson Miller, John Bernard Myers, Perry Rathbone, Belle Krasne Ribicoff, Meyer Shapiro, George Stout, and Curt Valentin.

Correspondence with museums, galleries, and art-related institutions in the United States contains letters between Viviano and museum directors, curators, dealers, artists, and collectors pertaining to loans, shipping and delivery of artwork, appraisals and sales, and acquisitions. Files include substantive correspondence with the American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Federation of the Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago, the Barnes Foundation, Bristol Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Bundy Art Gallery, Carnegie Institute, City Art Museum of St. Louis, Cleveland Museum of Art, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Denver Art Museum, Des Moines Art Center, Detroit Institute of Arts, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Art Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Museum of Modern Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, University of Nebraska Art Galleries, University of Virginia, Mary Washington College, Wadsworth Atheneum, Walker Art Center, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Atkins Museum of the Fine Arts, World House Gallery, and Yale University Art Library.

Correspondence with museums, galleries, and art-related institutions abroad primarily concerns the lending of artwork for exhibitions, acquisition and sales; also included are letters requesting biographical information on artists. Letters between Catherine Viviano and representatives of Max Beckmann Gesellschaft Archiv and Galerie Gunther Franke contain provenance-related information on Beckmann's work.

Business records document the routine business operations of the gallery. Printed material includes an incomplete run of Catherine Viviano Gallery exhibition catalogues; invitations and announcements from other galleries and institutions; and miscellaneous printed material.

Photographs include three images of miscellaneous artwork used for art reference.
Arrangement note:
Records are generally arranged by material type and in chronological order thereafter. Artists' files and correspondence files are arranged in alphabetical order and materials within the folders are arranged chronologically

The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Artists' Files, 1945-1986 (Boxes 1-3; 3.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1939-1985 (Boxes 3-6; 5.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, 1949-1972 (Boxes 10-11; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1930-1990 (Boxes 11-13; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs (1948-1954), undated (Box 14; 1 folder)
Biographical/Historical note:
Catherine Viviano (1889-1992) opened her gallery in 1949 on 42 East 57th Street in New York City. Specializing in contemporary American paintings and sculpture, the gallery featured younger American and European artists, e.g., Robert Broderson, Carlyle Brown, Jan Cox, Joseph Glasco, Peter Lanyon, Manabu Mabe, César Manrique, Bernard Perlin, Joseph Rollo, Bernard Rosenthal, and Kay Sage, among others. The gallery was also notable for introducing the work of Italian artists, who had been cut off from the American art scene during World War II, including Afro Basaldella and his brother Mirko Basaldella, Renato Birolli, Leonardo Cremonini, and Luciano Minguzzi.

Born in Italy in 1899 and raised in Chicago, Catherine Viviano came to New York in the early 1930's to work at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, where she remained for sixteen years before founding the Catherine Viviano Gallery.

In 1970, Catherine Viviano closed the gallery, though she continued to work from her home as an art dealer and consultant. She died of a stroke at the age of ninety-two in 1992.
Related Archival Materials note:
Among the other resources relating to Catherine Viviano Gallery in the Archives of American Art are the Kay Sage papers, 1925-circa 1985, bulk 1950-1965.
Provenance:
The Catherine Viviano Gallery records were donated in 2003 on behalf of Margaret Viviano, Catherine Viviano's sister, by her grandnephew, Peter C. Salerno, who had Power of Attorney for Margaret Viviano.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Painting  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Notes
Citation:
Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cathvivi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c8eeb213-b1d5-43e4-8478-bc79ba634773
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cathvivi
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Oral history interview with Joseph Pulitzer

Interviewee:
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Prince, Sue Ann  Search this
Extent:
25 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1985 July 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Joseph Pulitzer conducted 1985 July 9, by Sue Ann Kendall, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph Pulitzer (1913-1993) was an art collector from St. Louis, Mo.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 44 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pulitz85jul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9168b6e3f-d7dc-4655-8506-603c169c8323
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pulitz85jul
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Joseph Pulitzer

Interviewee:
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 Jan. 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Joseph Pulitzer conducted 1978 Jan. 11, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph Pulitzer (1913-1993) was a collector from St. Louis, Mo.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 25 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pulitz78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fb4e0b90-7283-47d4-8cf1-188051bfe31e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pulitz78
Online Media:

Modern painting, drawing & sculpture

Title:
Modern painting, drawing and sculpture
Author:
Pulitzer, Louise  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph 1913-1993-  Search this
Pulitzer, Emily Rauh  Search this
Chetham, Charles  Search this
Rudenstine, Angelica Zander  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co  Search this
Harvard University Art Museums  Search this
Subject:
Pulitzer, Louise Art collections Catalogs  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph 1913- Art collections Catalogs  Search this
Pulitzer, Emily Rauh Art collections Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
v. <1-4 > ill. 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1958
1958-<1988 >
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N5220.P98 M6
N5220.P98M6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389547

Joseph Pulitzer lecture

Creator:
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-1993  Search this
Names:
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-1993 -- Art collections  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
Date:
1988 Apr. 16
Scope and Contents:
An lecture delivered by Joseph Pulitzer at the Fogg Art Museum in conjunction with the opening of its exhibition of the Joseph Pulitzer Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; St. Louis, Mo.
Provenance:
Donated 1988 by Joseph Pulitzer.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.pulijose
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9aa741522-8b32-47b1-9b5f-a04e6e5a6105
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pulijose

Stephen Greene papers

Creator:
Greene, Stephen, 1918-1999  Search this
Names:
Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk), 1903-1974  Search this
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-1993  Search this
Rathbone, Perry Townsend, 1911-2000  Search this
Extent:
125 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1969
Scope and Contents:
Letters, including those received from R. Kirk Askew, Perry Rathbone, Joseph Pulitzer, and Lillian Hellman; material concerning exhibitions such as catalogs, notices, and lists of collections; photographs and slides; articles and addresses by Greene.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York. Died Nov. 18, 1999, at age 82. Studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League and with Philip Guston. Taught at Princeton Univ., Tyler School of Art of Temple Univ., and the Art Students League. Students included Frank Stella. Spent four years at the American Academy in Rome.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1970 by Stephen Greene.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.greestep
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9abde155b-9dbf-4dee-a557-5209b7025c19
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greestep

American Committee of the Statue of Liberty records

Creator:
American Committee of the Statue of Liberty  Search this
Names:
Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904  Search this
Butler, Richard  Search this
Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901  Search this
Pinchot, James W., 1831-1908  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-1993  Search this
Spaulding, Henry F.  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (circa 150 items on partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1875-1901
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed American Committee of the Statue of Liberty records consist of correspondence between Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and members of the committee including Richard Butler, William M. Evarts, and Henry F. Spaulding, as well as letters from Joseph Pulitzer and J. W. Pinchot. Also included are a proposal for the erection of the statue, and clippings and miscellany relating to the project.
Biographical / Historical:
The American Committee of the Statue of Liberty was an ad hoc organization formed to raise financial support for Auguste Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World in New York
Related Materials:
The New York Public Library Archives and Manuscripts division holds the American Committee of the Statue of Liberty correspondence, 1881-1901.
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Function:
Committees
Identifier:
AAA.amercomm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ab8c8606-8482-4249-bcab-c7cd4c421794
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amercomm

Richard Serra lecture

Creator:
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Names:
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-1993 -- Art collections  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
Date:
1988 Apr. 16
Scope and Contents:
A lecture delivered by Richard Serra at the Fogg Art Museum in conjunction with the opening of its exhibition of the Joseph Pulitzer Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1988 by Richard Serra.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.serrrich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ca8642c-9e95-4e11-aaae-cba631c9632e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-serrrich

No ordinary Joe : a life of Joseph Pulitzer III / Daniel W. Pfaff

Author:
Pfaff, Daniel W  Search this
Subject:
Pulitzer, Joseph 1913-1993-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 359 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Newspaper editors  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785007

Classic modern : the art worlds of Joseph Pulitzer Jr. / Marjorie B. Cohn

Author:
Cohn, Marjorie B  Search this
Subject:
Pulitzer, Joseph 1913-1993  Search this
Physical description:
463 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2012
20th century
Topic:
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001900

Walter Barker, 58-68

Author:
Barker, Walter  Search this
Smith, Ernest  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph 1913-1993  Search this
Carpenter, Gilbert F  Search this
Webster College Loretto-Hilton Center Gallery  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Barker, Walter Exhibitions  Search this
Webster College Loretto-Hilton Center Gallery Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
C1968
Call number:
N6537.B217 A4 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641240

Works of art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, collected by Louise and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr

Author:
City Art Museum of St. Louis  Search this
Pulitzer, Louise  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph 1913-1993  Search this
Physical description:
[27] p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1968
1968]
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Art--Private collections  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N5220.P98 S2
N5220.P98S2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_21831

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