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Alexander Raymond Katz papers, 1927-1974

Creator:
Katz, A. Raymond (Alexander Raymond), 1895-1974  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Citation:
Alexander Raymond Katz papers, 1927-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Jewish -- United States  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism -- United States  Search this
Synagogue art, American  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7683
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209846
AAA_collcode_katza
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209846

Photograph of Robert Cronbach with menorahs for Chizuk Amuno synagogue

Photographer:
Shulman, Hank  Search this
Subject:
Cronbach, Robert M.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
195-?
Citation:
Hank Shulman. Photograph of Robert Cronbach with menorahs for Chizuk Amuno synagogue, 195-?. Robert M. Cronbach papers, 1914-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Synagogue art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19950
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Robert M. Cronbach papers, 1914-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19950
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Alexander Raymond Katz papers

Creator:
Katz, A. Raymond (Alexander Raymond), 1895-1974  Search this
Names:
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1974
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, notes, writings, 3 scrapbooks, printed material, and 60 photographs document Katz' career as a painter, muralist, and stained glass artist of primarily Jewish and religious subjects.
Correspondence, 1927-1973, is primarily with synagogues, Jewish community centers and groups concerning commissions for architectural decorations and religious objects, and with galleries concerning exhibitions. Included is a letter from Bob Andrews, 1965, containing a photograph of Beatrice Wood and Gandhi's confidential aide Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya. Notes consist of 4 lists of projects for synagogues. Writings by Katz include an essay about the integration of architecture, painting and sculpture, and "The Seven Names," about calligraphy. Also included are writings by others about Katz, 1952-1956. Three scrapbooks, 1932-1955, contain clippings, reproductions of work, and a few photos and prints.
Printed material includes clippings, 1930-1974, exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1941-1973, and various brochures, programs, reproductions, and books by Katz, including Prelude to a New Art for an Old Religion (1945), and Adventures in Casein (1951); books illustrated by Katz, Art Calendar for 5709 (1948-1949), and By the Waters of Babylon by Gertrude Priester (1962); and a book jacket designed by Katz for The Hungry Eye by Raymond F. Piper, ca. 1955. Photographs are of Katz (7), works of art (35), and installations of Katz's work (25).
Biographical / Historical:
Mural painter, stained glass and mixed media artist; New York, N.Y. Born in Hungary, Katz' first name Sandor, was anglicized to Alexander upon his arrival in the United States, ca. 1909. Also known as Raymond Katz. Following his studies at the American Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Academy of Arts, he was employed by Balaban and Katz to decorate movie palaces. His mural commission, "Ten Commandments" at Chicago's Century of Progress exhibition in 1933 was based on the Hebrew alphabet. Subsequent murals and stained glass window designs commissioned by synagogues throughout America display symbolic images interpretive of Jewish traditions. Author of Black on White (1933), The Ten Commandments (1946), A New Art for an Old Religion (1952), and Adventures in Casein (1951).
Provenance:
Donated November and December 1974 by Katz' wife, Elsie. Microfilmed 1994 with funding from the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Stained glass artists  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, Jewish -- United States  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism -- United States  Search this
Synagogue art, American  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.katza
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f429129d-d88d-42ca-be04-1855d0ddcae8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-katza

Louis C. Tiffany and the art of devotion / edited by Patricia C. Pongracz ; contributions by Elka Deitsch, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Lindsy R. Parrott, Patricia C. Pongracz, Elizabeth De Rosa, Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Peter W. Williams, and Diane C. Wright

Editor of compilation:
Pongracz, Patricia  Search this
Host institution:
Museum of Biblical Art  Search this
Subject:
Tiffany Studios (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tiffany Studios (New York, N.Y.) Ecclesiastical Department  Search this
Physical description:
216 pages : illustrations (chiefly colored) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2012
2012, ©2012
Topic:
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Synagogue art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001882

Contemporary synagogue art; developments in the United States, 1945-1965

Author:
Kampf, Avram  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 276 p. illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1966
[1966]
Topic:
Synagogue art, American  Search this
Synagogue architecture  Search this
Call number:
N7417.6 .K15
N7417.6.K15
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_16729

Bogdan Grom : oprema sakralnih objektov v Ameriki = Bogdan Grom : his religious work in America / [text in Slovene language by Milček Komelj ; text in English language by Carole Ryavec ; translation: Laura Cuder Turk ; photography: Bogdan Grom ... et al.]

Title:
Bogdan Grom : his religious work in America
Grom
Author:
Grom, Bogdan 1918-  Search this
Komelj, Milček  Search this
Ryavec, Carole  Search this
Cuder Turk, Laura  Search this
Subject:
Grom, Bogdan 1918-  Search this
Physical description:
206 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
Topic:
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Synagogue art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6537.G719 A4 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_944886

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