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Joseph Randall Shapiro and Jory Shapiro papers

Creator:
Shapiro, Joseph Randall  Search this
Shapiro, Jory  Search this
Names:
Baj, Enrico, 1924-  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Buehr, George Frederick, 1905-1983  Search this
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985  Search this
Cuevas, José Luis, 1934-  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Hoff, Margo  Search this
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Matisse, Pierre, 1900-1989  Search this
Pattison, Abbott L. (Abbott Lawrence), 1916-1999  Search this
Petlin, Irving, 1934-2018  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Sage, Kay  Search this
Tanguy, Yves, 1900-1955  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1985
Scope and Contents:
Letters, scrapbooks, and printed material documenting the development of the Shapiro's art collection. Correspondence, primarily from dealers, museums, art organizations and artists, includes letters from Enrico Baj, Aaron Bohrod (recommending Ben Shahn as a muralist), George Buehr, Jose Luis Cuevas, Leon Golub, Margo Hoff, Miyoko Ito, Sidney Janis, Ellen Lanyon, Pierre Matisse, Ida Meyer-Chagall (discussing her father's work), Abbott Pattison, Irving Petlin, Abraham Rattner, and Kay Sage Tanguy (discussing her husband's work). Printed material consists of 11 exhibition announcements and catalogs (1952-1984), and clippings (1965-1985).
Four scrapbooks (1943-1955) contain clippings, some dealing with the "Art to Live With" program, exhibition catalogs, a letter from Richard Daley (1958), a 3-page typescript "Surrealism Then and Now" by Doris Lane Butler (1958), press releases (1959), and a letter from R. J. Nedved of the Illinois Society of Architects (1967).
Biographical / Historical:
Born 1904. Died 1996. Joseph Shapiro began collecting in 1942 and was drawn to works in the Surrealist tradition. While establishing one of the most important art collections in Chicago, Shapiro and his wife Jory enjoyed personal friendships with artists and used their collection to educate and increase public appreciation of modern art in Chicago. Shapiro was a founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art and served on its board as President from 1967 until 1974.
Provenance:
Material on reel 3759 (fr. 1-320) donated 1986; and material on fr. 323-569 lent for microfilming 1986 all by Joseph R. Shapiro.
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:
Art patrons  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Surrealism -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.shapjose
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw983ed8d03-2159-4bce-a3ee-7563f25e9447
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shapjose

Oral history interview with Karl Schrag

Interviewee:
Schrag, Karl  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Atelier 17  Search this
Becker, Maurice, 1889-1975  Search this
Bissière, Roger, 1888-1964  Search this
Broner, Robert, 1922-  Search this
Cloar, Carroll  Search this
Farr, Fred, 1914-1973  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Horak, Bohuslav, 1914-2004  Search this
Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980  Search this
Lhote, André, 1885-1962  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Sternberg, Harry, 1904-2001  Search this
Tanguy, Yves, 1900-1955  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1970 October 14-20
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Karl Schrag conducted 1970 October 14-20, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Schrag speaks of his childhood in Germany; how his parents were nervous about him becoming an artist; going to various art schools; studying with Bissiere; his first exhibition in Brussels; moving to America because of the political situation in Europe; enrolling in the Art Students League; getting involved with Atelier 17; how the mid-1940s were crucial in his development; American artists he found interesting; his thoughts on the Abstract Expressionists; how he started teaching; joining Tamarind workshop; his first retrospective, the Ford Foundation-A.F.A Show; being on the Fulbright jury; how his pictures relate to each other; his technique; and becoming the Director of Atelier 17. He recalls Andre L'Hote, Roger Bissiere, Harry Sternberg, Anton Refregier, William Kienbusch, Fred Farr, Carroll Cloar, John Sloan, Maurice Becker, Stanley William Hayter, Yves Tanguy, Bohuslav Horak, Robert Broner, Margaret Lowenbraun, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Karl Schrag (1912-1995) was a painter and printmaker from New York, N.Y.
General:
Tape 2 is mostly blank.
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 25 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 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
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.schrag70
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96f20ed28-9889-45fa-8ee4-33b962f5a0dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schrag70
Online Media:

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Rubin  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0001536
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_130998

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Rubin  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0001538
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_131000

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Grace Borgenicht Gallery  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003874
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_133320

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
New Gallery  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004273
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_133719

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
New Gallery  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004347
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_133783

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
New Gallery  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004483
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_133919

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
New Gallery  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004508
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_133944

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
New Gallery  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004592
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_134028

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
New Gallery  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004616
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_134052

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
New Gallery  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004655
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_134091

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
New Gallery  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004673
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_134109

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
New Gallery  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004826
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_134262

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
E. V. Thaw & Co., Inc  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004906
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_134342

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
E. V. Thaw & Co., Inc  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0005054
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_134490

(No title given) [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
E. V. Thaw & Co., Inc  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0005591
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135017

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1951
Image number:
JUL J0017543
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_17543

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1954*
Image number:
JUL J0056762
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_56763

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Tanguy, Yves 1900-1955  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1956*
Image number:
JUL J0056763
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_56764

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