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William and Ethel Baziotes papers

Creator:
Baziotes, William, 1912-1963  Search this
Names:
Kootz Gallery (N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Baziotes, Christos  Search this
Baziotes, Ethel  Search this
Baziotes, Harry  Search this
Bernshṭin, Meʼir, -1978  Search this
Blesh, Rudi, 1899-1985  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Canaday, John, 1907-1985  Search this
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-1979  Search this
Halper, Nathan  Search this
Hare, David, 1917-1992  Search this
Hélion, Jean, 1904-1987  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Kamrowski, Gerome  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982  Search this
Lee, Francis P.  Search this
Licht, Michel, 1893-1953  Search this
Matta, 1912-2002  Search this
Motherwell, Maria  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Paneth, Donald  Search this
Peterson, Charles  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Ricci, F.  Search this
Ruiz-Picasso, Maya  Search this
Schumm, Gertrud  Search this
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Sievan, Maurice  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Vazakas, Byron  Search this
Zulieta, Orlando  Search this
Extent:
6.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1900-1992
bulk 1935-1980
Summary:
The papers of New York City abstract expressionist painter William Baziotes and his wife Ethel measure 6.3 linear feet and date from circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980. The collection includes William Baziotes biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs. The papers of Ethel Baziotes consists of correspondence mostly dated after her husband's death regarding exhibitions of his work, along with limited biographical material and writings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York City abstract expressionist painter William Baziotes and his wife Ethel measure 6.3 linear feet and date from circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980. The collection includes William Baziotes biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs. The papers of Ethel Baziotes consists of correspondence mostly dated after her husband's death regarding exhibitions of his work, along with limited biographical material and writings.

Biographical material on William Baziotes consists of a bibliography, teaching files, a sound recording of an interview, membership cards, sales records, a sketchbook, and other miscellaneous material. There is one folder regarding Ethel Baziotes containing a few certificates and her college diploma.

Correspondence consists of letters to William and Ethel Baziotes. Notable correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Alfred Barr, Andre Breton, Clement Greenberg, Peggy Guggenheim, David Hare, Jean Helion, Maria and Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and others. There are also letters from the Samuel M. Kootz Gallery regarding the sales of William Baziotes's artwork and letters written by William Baziotes to his brother Christos. Letters to Ethel Baziotes include condolence letters as well as letters from museum and galleries regarding exhibitions of her husband's work.

Writings include William Baziotes's notes on various subjects, a list of book titles, and a transcript for a speech. Writings by others include essays about William Baziotes and other subjects.

Printed materials consist of clippings, announcements, magazines, and many exhibition catalogs, mostly on group exhibitions which included artwork by William Baziotes.

Photographs are of William Baziotes, Ethel Baziotes, family and friends, their residence, and his artwork. There are a also photographs of Meir Bernstein, Samuel Kootz, Paul Bodin, Maria Motherwell, Pablo and Maya Picasso, Rudi Blesh, Nathan Halper, Ethel Schwabacher, Clyfford Still, and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1933-1982 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-1988 (Boxes 1-2; 1 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1950-1992 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1944-1992 (Boxes 2-7, 9; 4.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1900-1979, bulk 1940-circa 1963 (Boxes 7-9; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
William Baziotes (1912-1963) was an abstract expressionist painter in New York City. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Baziotes moved to New York City in 1933, where he studied painting at the National Academy of Design, 1933-1936. He participated on the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project as a teacher, 1936-1938, and painted for the Easel Painting Project, 1938-1940.

In 1941 he married Ethel Copstein. He had his first one-man show at Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century Gallery in 1944. The Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, Inc. held a solo show for Baziotes in 1946 and continued to exhibit his works until 1958.

Baziotes taught at Subjects of the Artist, 1948; the Brooklyn Museum Art School and New York University, 1949-1952; the People's Art Center at the Museum of Modern Art, 1950-1952; and Hunter College, 1952-1962. Baziotes died in 1963.
Provenance:
The William and Ethel Baziotes papers were donated by Ethel Baziotes, widow of William Baziotes, in several installments from 1969 to 1993.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Citation:
William and Ethel Baziotes papers, circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.baziwill
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d6f7f943-90c5-4dd7-b527-e69d86772014
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-baziwill

Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975

Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Subject:
Ford, John Charles  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Motion pictures
Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7336
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209489
AAA_collcode_schwethe
Theme:
Women
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209489

Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists

Creator:
Roberts, Colette, 1910-  Search this
Names:
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Grand Central Moderns (Gallery)  Search this
Le Point Cardinal (Gallery)  Search this
New York University -- Faculty  Search this
Bauermeister, Mary, 1934-  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Chryssa, 1933-  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Le Prat, Thérèse  Search this
Lindner, Richard, 1901-1978  Search this
Marisol, 1930-2016  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967 -- Photographs  Search this
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Sterne, Hedda, 1910-  Search this
Vieira da Silva, Maria Helena, 1908-1992  Search this
Extent:
10.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Reviews (documents)
Interviews
Articles
Notes
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Date:
1918-1971
Summary:
The papers of New York City and Paris art historian, educator, and gallerist Colette Roberts measure 10.2 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1971. Papers include correspondence, writings, teaching records, project proposals, gallery records from Grand Central Moderns Gallery, clippings, Roberts' printed articles, press releases, exhibition catalogs, posters, photographs, and a few works of art on paper. Also found are 124 interviews with contemporary artists conducted by Roberts.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York City and Paris art historian, educator, and gallerist Colette Roberts measure 10.2 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1971. Papers include correspondence, writings, teaching records, project proposals, gallery records from Grand Central Moderns Gallery, clippings, Roberts' printed articles, press releases, exhibition catalogs, posters, photographs, and a few works of art on paper. Also found are 124 interviews with contemporary artists conducted by Roberts.

Significant correspondents include Sam Adler, Erwin Barrie, Hubert Damisch, George Deem, Mesdames de Harting and de Tinan, Lamar Dodd, Hélène Drude (Le Point Cardinal gallery), Arne Ekstrom, Albert M. Fine (Fluxus artist), Iqbal Geoffrey, R.G. Gilllet, Adolph Gottlieb, Cleve Gray, Leon Hartl, Jennett Lam, Alberto Cifolelli Lamb, Mike Nevelson, Norman Norotzky, Jacqueline Pavlowsky, Abe Rattner, Ad Reinhardt, H. Sandberg, Philippe Stern, Russell Twiggs, and Zuka.

Writings by Roberts include manuscripts and articles about artists, writings about her own art, personal writings, working notes from interviews and classes, reviews, and translations between English and French.

Among the personal records are Robert's files relating to teaching, charitable activities, and exhibitions. Also found are gallery records from Grand Central Moderns Gallery, including artist résumés, a card file of artworks with provenance information, exhibition catalogs and announcements, membership records, posters, publicity, and sales records.

Printed materials in the collection include clippings, Roberts' printed articles, press releases, and other exhibition catalogs and announcements. Photographs are of Roberts, artists, including Ad Reinhardt, classes, art spaces, and works of art. A small number of artworks on paper are also found, including Fluxus art stamps and a printed picture of Ray Johnson stamped "DOUGHNUT FESTIVAL."

Documentation of interviews with artists conducted by Roberts includes a card index file, a few transcripts, and the original sound recordings. Most of the recordings are interviews with artists that Roberts created during a class she taught at New York University between 1957 and 1971 called "Meet the Artist," including Mary Bauermeister, Romare Bearden, Dorothy Dehner, John Ferren, Ray Johnson, Ivan Karp, Thérèse Le Prat, Richard Lindner, Marisol, Seong Moy, Brian O'Doherty, Man Ray, Ethel Schwabacher, Hedda Sterne, Marie Helena Vieira da Silva, and many others. In preparation for magazine articles, Roberts conducted more extensive interviews with Chryssa, Marcel Duchamp, Adolph Gottlieb, and Louise Nevelson. A few of the recordings of Marcel Duchamp were not created by Roberts. In all, over 100 artists are represented in Roberts' interviews. Other recordings found include lectures and interviews conducted by people other than Roberts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1918-1971 (Box 1, 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Notes and Writings, 1936-1970 (Box 1, 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Records, 1944-1971 (Box 1-2, 11; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Grand Central Moderns Gallery Records, 1952-1970 (Box 2-3, 11; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1938-1971 (Box 3-5, 11-12; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1930-1971 (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1940-1969 (Box 5; 4 folders)

Series 8: Interviews with Artists, 1959-1971 (Box 5-10; 5.5 lienar feet)
Biographical Note:
Colette Roberts was a French artist, curator, gallery director, and scholar who emigrated to the United States in 1939, settling in New York City and remaining there until her death in 1971.

Roberts was born in Paris, France in 1910. She studied art with Roger Bissière at the Académie Ranson and with Henry Focillon at the Ecole du Louvre, and she later attended the Institut d'Art et Archeologie at the Sorbonne. Roberts came to the United States in 1939, settling in New York City, and became an American citizen three years later. In her early years in the United States, Roberts lectured and wrote on art and literature, and was active in various war-relief organizations, raising money and organizing benefits for organizations such as the American Red Cross and UNICEF. She was the gallery director for the National Association of Women Artists' Argent Galleries from 1947 to 1949, secretary to the curator of Far Eastern Art at New York's Metropolitan Museum from 1950 to 1951, and art editor for "France Amérique," the French-language newspaper in New York, beginning in 1953.

Roberts became gallery director of the Grand Central Moderns Gallery (New York, NY) in 1952 and remained in that position until 1968, when the gallery closed. The gallery was opened in 1946 by Erwin S. Barrie of the Grand Central Galleries for the promotion of living American artists. Among the artists represented there were Jennett Lam and Seong Moy. During this period she was also an instructor at New York University and Queens College, teaching art history and contemporary art. In 1957, she began a course at New York University called "Meet the Artist," for which she took her classes to the studios of working artists to see and discuss their work. In the early 1960s, she began to tape record her interviews of artists for this course, a practice which continued until her death in 1971. In 1968, Roberts worked briefly as Gallery Director for the A.M. Sachs Gallery (New York, NY), and as an oral history interviewer for the Archives of American Art.

Roberts wrote extensively on contempoary art, including articles and monographs on Mark Tobey (1960, Grove Press), Louise Nevelson (1964, The Pocket Museum), and Marcel Duchamp. She was a regular contributor to Aujourd'hui and Art and Architecture magazines.
Related Material:
Additional papers and recordings of Colette Roberts are held by Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center.
Separated Material:
A copy of a 1967 oral history with Adolf Gottlieb conducted by Dorothy Seckler for the Archives of American Art oral history program, which was found in Roberts' papers, has been returned to the Archives' oral history collection.
Provenance:
The sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with artists, were donated by Colette Roberts in 1970. The remaining papers were donated by her son, Richard B. Roberts, in 1973.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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 historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Reviews (documents)
Interviews
Articles
Notes
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Citation:
Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, circa 1930-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.robecoli
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bb878da1-c929-41fc-aa11-e3a678ffd3f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robecoli
Online Media:

Interview with Ethel Schwabacher

Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1970
Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher and Colette Jacqueline Roberts. Interview with Ethel Schwabacher, 1970. Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists, 1918-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10840
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10840

Arshile Gorky memorial exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, January 5-February 18, 1951. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, March 4-April 22, 1951. San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, May 9-July 9, 1951

Author:
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Schwabacher, Ethel 1903-1984  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile 1904-1948  Search this
Physical description:
50 p. illus. (part col.) port. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1951
1951]
Call number:
N40.1.G66 W6
N40.1.G66W6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_91439

John Charles Ford papers

Creator:
Ford, John Charles, 1929-  Search this
Names:
Keen, Helen Boyd, b. 1899  Search this
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((266 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1930]-1977
Scope and Contents:
Catalogues and printed material, 1957-1974, 1 volume of Ford's sketches with notes, 1970-1973; biographical material; 8 photographs of Ford and his work; 1 draft of an essay by Ford about Ethel Schwabacher; material and trial covers for Schwabacher's book John Ford, Conquistador; correspondence with Clifford and Lady (Peter) Norton, Helen B. Keen, and Mark Tobey; memorabilia; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y.. Born in Choudrant, La., Ford was educated at the Louisiana Polytechnic Instite and at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After some years as an ordained minister, he resumed his formal education at the Art Students League and at the University of Oregon. Moving to New York, he took a studio and became friends with Ethel Schwabacher, while corresponding with painter Mark Tobey in Switzerland and patron-of-the-arts Lady Peter Norton in London.
Provenance:
Donated 1975-1979 by John Ford.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fordjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d2360082-4de1-41b4-a5ab-407f11eb1fa8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fordjohn

Resume

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ethel Schwabacher papers
Ethel Schwabacher papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9132e2a98-d942-415c-85fb-b970f426bcb6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref22

"The Portrait as Image"

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ethel Schwabacher papers
Ethel Schwabacher papers / Series 3: Research and Writing Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f5b13c7b-4e3f-428e-a7aa-283bb7436bf7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref41

Ethel Schwabacher papers

Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Names:
Ford, John Charles, 1929-  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Motion pictures
Date:
1939-1975
Summary:
The papers of art historian and painter Ethel Schwabacher date from 1939 to 1975 and measure 2.3 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, including motion picture films, correspondence, research and writing files including sound recordings, printed material, and photographs. The papers document Schwabacher's research and writings on her former teacher Arshile Gorky and her colleague John Ford, and her own painting career.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and painter Ethel Schwabacher date from 1939 to 1975 and measure 2.3 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, including motion picture films, correspondence, research and writing files including sound recordings, printed material, and photographs. The papers document Schwabacher's research and writings on her former teacher Arshile Gorky and her colleague John Ford, and her own painting career.

Biographical materials include two interview transcripts from the 1960s and three home movies. Largely professional in nature, Schwabacher's correspondence is with artists, art historians, and instititions including Giorgio Cavallon, Clement Greenberg, Barnett Newman, Richard Pousette-Dart, and Oscar Williams. Research and writing files form the bulk of the collection and consist of materials compiled and written by Schwabacher on various artists and general art subjects, including John Ford and Arshile Gorky, and an unpublished manuscript titled "1948." Material on John Ford also includes sound recordings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1963-1967 (Box 1, FCs 3-5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1956-1975 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Research and Writing Files, 1939-1974 (Boxes 1-2; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1947-1974 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1950-circa 1970 (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Ethel Schwabacher (1903-1984) was a painter and art historian from New York, New York.

Schwabacher studied at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League, and in Europe before studying with Arshile Gorky in New York from 1934-1936. Schwabacher wrote Arshile Gorky (1957), with a preface by Lloyd Goodrich and introduction by Meyer Schapiro, and a biography, John Ford, Conquistador, about her painting colleague and friend.
Separated Materials:
After microfilming onto reels N69-64-N69-65, the papers were returned to Ethel Schwabacher. The majority of the material was later donated in 1974-1975.
Provenance:
Ethel Schwabacher lent her papers for microfilming in 1966 and subsequently donated all but a few items in 1974-1975. Additional material was donated in 1984 by Syracuse University, which had received it from Schwabacher.
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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Motion pictures
Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schwethe
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Ethel Schwabacher papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw991bcc982-7580-4d08-805d-03ea0cbed3dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schwethe

Research and Writing Files

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet (Box 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1974
Scope and Contents:
Research and writing files consist of artist files, compiled research materials, and writings. Artist files are on John Ford, Arshile Gorky, Jose Guerrero, Helen Keen, and Jeanne Reynal. The file on Ford includes twenty-two letters from Ford (two are illustrated) and four sound recordings of Schwabacher's verbal notes and Ford's comments. Material on Gorky includes a study for his illustrations for Andre Breton's Protecting Young Cherry Trees From Hares (1946), and a photograph of Gorky. There are also letters written to Schwabacher by art historian Lloyd Goodrich on Gorky.

Writings by Schwabacher consist largely of dismantled notebooks, both identified and unidentified. Some of the notebooks include research and drafts for Schwabacher's writings "Paradise of the Real" and "Conflict of Freedoms" and for "1948." Within notebooks for "1948" are letters from Richard Pousette-Dart, and lists and photographs of works by Willem De Kooning, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Anne Ryan, Clyfford Still, Bradley Walker Tomlin, and Jack Tworkov. Other writings by Schwabacher, 1966, include typescripts for "Conflict of Freedoms" and "The Portrait as Image."
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schwethe, Series 3
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Ethel Schwabacher papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3a9ed09-7295-4867-b872-b976c7b14010
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref19

General

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1969
Collection 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.

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Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ethel Schwabacher papers
Ethel Schwabacher papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90b1ba8f1-58e1-41a8-9ab8-8cb04048c180
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref27

Guerrero, Jose

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ethel Schwabacher papers
Ethel Schwabacher papers / Series 3: Research and Writing Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b7958c1a-2607-488b-9a1a-831c4f12e2a9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref34

Home Movie of Brookdale Farm

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm)
Container:
Item FC 4
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000382628]
Motion picture films
Date:
circa 1960
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ethel Schwabacher papers
Ethel Schwabacher papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95f487497-7fe5-4432-955c-6b8fe88e445e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref30

"Paradise of the Real"

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1974
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ethel Schwabacher papers
Ethel Schwabacher papers / Series 3: Research and Writing Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw938dc817b-282e-48d2-8e8d-6136e4a6b089
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref40

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1975
Scope and Contents:
Letters are from colleagues and various institutions concerning Schwabacher's painting career and her research. Notable correspondents include Ethel Baziotes, Giorgio Cavallon, Clement Greenberg, Barnett Newman, Richard Pousette-Dart, and Anna Walinska. A note from Oscar Williams is on a picture postcard of himself with Dylan Thomas (1958)
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schwethe, Series 2
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Ethel Schwabacher papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw945927226-7e81-4b83-8d40-cfdb7c539404
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref18

Ford, John

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Extent:
4 Cassette tapes
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8-11
Type:
Archival materials
Cassette tapes
Date:
1971-1974
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ethel Schwabacher papers
Ethel Schwabacher papers / Series 3: Research and Writing Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9840c107a-1eeb-4427-8d36-864f1cb7eddf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref32

Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 15-19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947-1974
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ethel Schwabacher papers
Ethel Schwabacher papers / Series 4: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c20db78f-3347-46b4-86e4-6d259a81040d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref44

Home Movie of Brookdale Farm

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm)
Container:
Item FC 5
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000382685]
Motion picture films
Date:
circa 1960
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ethel Schwabacher papers
Ethel Schwabacher papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96f7ba7e5-44ff-42f6-9728-9a0f2aa6bb29
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref31

"E. S. Biography"

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ethel Schwabacher papers
Ethel Schwabacher papers / Series 3: Research and Writing Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9be13d68b-db56-4358-8b4d-93e9b95fa64a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref39

Photographs of Works of Art

Collection Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20-21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-circa 1970
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ethel Schwabacher papers
Ethel Schwabacher papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dfc2fe74-cd90-4c7f-9cae-bd8327c47c47
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schwethe-ref46

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