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Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979, bulk 1909-1974

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979, bulk 1909-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Artists as authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9399
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211596
AAA_collcode_shawchar
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211596
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Lillian Dochterman papers

Creator:
Dochterman, Lillian, d. 1968  Search this
Names:
Cavallon, Giorgio, 1904-1989  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971  Search this
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Wolff, Robert Jay, 1905-  Search this
Extent:
8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1968
Scope and Contents:
Research files, photographs and slides, notes, and writings relating mainly to her work on Charles Sheeler, her interest in abstract expressionism, artists Clyfford Still, Arshile Gorky, Robert Jay Wolff, George McNeil, Mark Tobey, Arthur Dove, G. L. K. Morris, Carl Holty, Irene Rice Pereira, Charles G. Shaw, and Georgio Cavallon, and to "emblem books." There are typescripts of her dissertation on Sheeler, "Non-representational Painting in the U.S., 1930-1945," on 1930's Formalism, "A History of American Abstract Artists Association," and "The Mythical Character of Contemporary Art History."
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian; Buffalo, N.Y.
Provenance:
Bequeathed by Dochterman; received in 1968.
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  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- Buffalo  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dochlill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973b165ed-93b2-4e6e-9de7-a160b319f48e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dochlill

Oral history interview with George McNeil

Interviewee:
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Sandler, Irving, 1925-  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965  Search this
Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1931-2000  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Graham, John, 1887-1961  Search this
Harari, Hananiah, 1912-2000  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Hélion, Jean, 1904-1987  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Levy, Edgar  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
Manso, Leo  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
Matulka, Jan, 1890-1972  Search this
Miró, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971  Search this
Rosenborg, Ralph M., 1913-1992  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Vytlacil, Vaclav, 1892-1984  Search this
Extent:
82 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 Jan. 9-May 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of George McNeil conducted 1968 Jan. 9-May 21, by Irving Sandler, for the Archives of American Art. McNeil speaks of why he became interested in art; his early influences; becoming interested in modern art after attending lectures by Vaclav Vytlacil; meeting Arshile Gorky; the leading figures in modern art during the 1930s; his interest in Cézanne; studying with Jan Matulka and Hans Hofmann; his experiences with the WPA; the modern artists within the WPA; the American Abstract Artists (A.A.A.); a group of painters oriented to Paris called The Ten; how there was an anti-surrealism attitude, and a surrealist would not have been permitted in A.A.A; what the A.A.A. constituted as abstract art; a grouping within the A.A.A. called the Concretionists; his memories of Léger; how he assesses the period of the 1930s; the importance of Cubism; what he thinks caused the decline of A.A.A.; how he assesses the period of the 1940s; his stance on form and the plastic values in art; his thoughts on various artists; the importance of The Club; the antipathy to the School of Paris after the war; how Impressionism was considered in the 40s and 50s; slides of his paintings from 1937 to 1962, and shows how he developed as an artist; the problems of abstract expressionism; organic and geometric form; the schisms in different art groups due to politics; his teaching techniques; why he feels modern painting declined after 1912; the quality of A.A.A. works; stretching his canvases, and the sizes he uses; his recent works, and his approaches to painting. He recalls Vaclav Vytlacil, Hans Hofmann; Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Jan Matulka, John Marin, Wassily Kandinsky, Mercedes Carles Matter, Albert Swinden, Fernand Léger, Stuart Davis, Burgoyne Diller, David Smith, Edgar Levy, Leo Manso, Irene Rice Pereira, Willem de Kooning, Ilya Bolotowsky, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Joan Miró, Robert Motherwell, George L.K. Morris, Albert Gallatin, Charles Shaw, John Ferrin, Ralph Rosenborg, Hananiah Harari, Agnes Lyall, Jean Helion, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
George McNeil (1908-1995) was a painter and printmaker from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 14 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Painting  Search this
Cubism  Search this
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mcneil68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3ee2e56-003f-4186-96f2-7f57e7bcd411
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcneil68
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Oral history interview with Charles Green Shaw, 1968 April 15

Interviewee:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Charles Green Shaw, 1968 April 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12363
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213224
AAA_collcode_shaw68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213224

Oral history interview with Charles Green Shaw

Interviewee:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
58 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1968 April 15
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Charles Green Shaw conducted 1968 April 15, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974) was a painter and writer from New York, New York.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.shaw68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c038adfc-a879-45e3-9d0e-11299a8efbf5
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-shaw68
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Collage portrait of H.L. Mencken

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Subject:
Mencken, H. L.  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1929
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. Collage portrait of H.L. Mencken, ca. 1929. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10155
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Buy war bonds

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
194-
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. Buy war bonds, 194-. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10171
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Buy war bonds

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
194-
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. Buy war bonds, 194-. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10172
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Buy war bonds

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
194-
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. Buy war bonds, 194-. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10173
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Abstract collage

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
19--
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. Abstract collage, 19--. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10174
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Untitled collage

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
19--
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. Untitled collage, 19--. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Collage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10175
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Charles Shaw self-portrait

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, Charles Green  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
not before 1907
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. Charles Shaw self-portrait, not before 1907. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10193
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Nickolas Muray Christmas card to Charles Green Shaw

Creator:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1927
Citation:
Nickolas Muray. Nickolas Muray Christmas card to Charles Green Shaw, 1927. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10274
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Scrapbook

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Subject:
Biederman, Charles Joseph  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Ferren, John  Search this
Morris, George L. K. (George Lovett Kingsland)  Search this
Shaw, Charles Green  Search this
Paul Reinhardt Galleries  Search this
Type:
Albums
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1935-1939
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. Scrapbook, 1935-1939. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10494
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No such animal

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
193-?
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. No such animal, 193-?. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Illustrated books, Children's  Search this
Poems  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10552
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Color and symbol key

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
19--?
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. Color and symbol key, 19--?. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10653
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A few of Summer's curses

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
19--
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. A few of Summer's curses, 19--. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11800
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A few of those things we never do

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
19--
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. A few of those things we never do, 19--. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11801
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New York City storefront

Photographer:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
194-?
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. New York City storefront, 194-?. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13105
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New York City storefront

Photographer:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
194-?
Citation:
Charles Green Shaw. New York City storefront, 194-?. Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13106
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