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Henry Botkin papers

Creator:
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986  Search this
Botkin, Benjamin Albert, 1901-1975  Search this
Brice, Fanny  Search this
Brice, William, 1921-2008  Search this
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937  Search this
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983  Search this
Godowsky, Frances  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Hasegawa, Saburō, 1906-1957  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Laurent, Toinette Botkin  Search this
Mocsanyi, Paul  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Robus, Hugo, 1885-1964  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951  Search this
Shadbolt, Jack, 1909-  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet ((on 10 microfilm reels))
4 Sound tapes (7 & 5 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tapes
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1917-1979
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material (1945-1965), letters (1917-1979), notes (1950-1970), writings (1944-1970), business records (1927-1977), art works (1932-1964), subject files (1952-1955), scrapbook (1927-1939), printed material (1923-1977), and photographs (1922-1968) documenting Botkin's career and his friendship with George and Ira Gershwin and other entertainment and artistic figures.
Among the correspondents and subjects of photographs or letters are: George and Ira Gershwin, their sister Frances Godowsky, Botkin's brother Benjamin, Botkin's daughter Toinette Botkin Laurent, and grandson Alexander Laurent, composer Harold Arlen, Fanny Brice and her son William Brice, artists Chaim Gross, Saburo Hasegawa, Hans Hofmann, Karl Knaths, Paul Manship, Paul Mocsanyi, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Pablo Picasso, Wallace Putnam, Abrahmam Rattner, Hugo Robus, Arnold Schoenberg, Jack Shadbolt, John Von Wicht, and Abraham Walkowitz. Also included are photographs of Botkin's studio, night picnic in Provincetown attended by many artists; and material relating to American Abstract Artists, New School Art Center, Provincetown Art Association, and the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. [See Finding Aid for information on location of items on the microfilm].
UNMICROFILMED: 3 untranscribed interviews of Botkin, 1 done for the "Today" show, NBC, June 4, 1965; 1 for Colette Roberts "Meet the Artist" Program, undated, and 1 by an unidentified interviewer. Also included is an untranscribed monologue, Oct. 11, 1970.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y. and Provincetown, Mass. Born in Boston and attended art schools there from 1913-1917. From 1917-1920, he attended the Art Students League and was employed as an illustrator for prominent magazines until 1929. Traveling abroad between 1926 and 1933, he attained his first one-man show in 1927 at the Billiet Galleries in Paris. Through his cousin, composer George Gershwin, Botkin became acquainted with people active in the performing arts, such as Harold Arlen, Fanny Brice, Harry Kurnitz, and Bert Lahr. Botkin was also involved in the American Abstract Artists, Artists Equity Association, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, and Gallery 256 in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Related Materials:
Henry Botkin papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated 1969-1982 by Henry Botkin and by his son Glenn and his assistant Rene Barilleaux. Many items were returned to Botkin after microfilming.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of untranscribed tapes requires an appointment at the Washington, D.C. office.
Occupation:
Composers  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.botkhenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9556a5d7f-65c5-4c7f-827f-d4664d1cfc35
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-botkhenr

Correspondences : Jack Shadbolt / Patricia Ainslie

Title:
Jack Shadbolt
Author:
Ainslie, Patricia  Search this
Shadbolt, Jack 1909-  Search this
Glenbow Museum  Search this
Subject:
Shadbolt, Jack 1909- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
70 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Call number:
N40.1.S518 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_570466

Jack Shadbolt and the coastal Indian image / Marjorie M. Halpin ; foreword by Michael M. Ames

Author:
Halpin, Marjorie M. 1937-  Search this
Shadbolt, Jack 1909-  Search this
University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology  Search this
Subject:
Shadbolt, Jack 1909-  Search this
Physical description:
58 p., [1] l of plates (fold.) : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
1986
Topic:
Art--Influence  Search this
Call number:
ND249.S52 H195 1986
ND249.S52H195 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_306868

Jack Shadbolt, seven years : [exhibition] the Vancouver Art Gallery, March 31 to April 30, 1978

Author:
Shadbolt, Jack 1909-  Search this
Vancouver Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Shadbolt, Jack 1909- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[36] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978
Call number:
N40.1.S518 V2j
N40.1.S518V2j
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_334175

Jack Shadbolt, act of painting : Vancouver Art Gallery, November 9, 1984-January 2, 1985

Author:
Shadbolt, Jack 1909-  Search this
Vancouver Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Shadbolt, Jack 1909- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
52 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
[1984]
Call number:
N40.1.S518 V2
N40.1.S518V2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_334195

Jack Shadbolt

Author:
Shadbolt, Jack 1909-  Search this
National Gallery of Canada  Search this
Physical description:
76 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Call number:
N40.1.S518 O8
N40.1.S518O8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_4047

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