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Eugene Berman papers, 1926-1975

Creator:
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972  Search this
Subject:
Gloeden, Wilhelm von  Search this
Galdi, Vincenzo  Search this
Berman, Leonid  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Lynes, Russell  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Photograph albums
Notes
Photographs
Postcards
Topic:
Italy  Search this
Graphic artists  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Painters  Search this
Set designers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5927
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208768
AAA_collcode_bermeuge
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208768
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Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970

Creator:
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Subject:
Stella, Frank  Search this
Fahlström, Öyvind  Search this
Paxton, Steve  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Childs, Lucinda  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Hay, Deborah  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Kron, Joan  Search this
Rainier, Yvonne  Search this
Moore, Peter  Search this
McElroy, Robert R.  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Finkelstein, Nat  Search this
Rosenquist, James  Search this
Oldenburg, Patty  Search this
Bontecou, Lee  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Provinciali, Michele  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Novick, Elizabeth  Search this
Greenberg, Jeanine  Search this
Scull, Ethel  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Sabol, Audrey  Search this
Reed, Lou  Search this
Mulas, Ugo  Search this
Schute, Terry  Search this
Grisi, Laura  Search this
Chamberlain, John Angus  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Sisler, Mary  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
Redon, Odilon  Search this
Schapira, Ileana  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Whitman, Robert  Search this
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Artforum  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
Velvet Underground (Musical group)  Search this
Amsterdam (Netherlands).Stedelijk Museum  Search this
University of California (1868-1952)  Search this
Art Gallery of Ontario  Search this
Centro de Artes Visuales (Instituto Torcuato Di Tella)  Search this
Once Group  Search this
Galerie Rive Droite  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Expo 67  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Lithographs
Drawings
Interviews
Transcripts
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Curators  Search this
Educators  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Authors  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Theater  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7165
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209301
AAA_collcode_soloalan
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209301
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Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973

Creator:
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Subject:
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Gibran, Kahlil  Search this
Tonetti, Mary Lawrence  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Bynner, Witter  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
White, Lawrence Grant  Search this
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Gugler, Eric  Search this
Smith, Joseph Lindon  Search this
Grimes, Frances  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield  Search this
Twain, Mark  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Young, Mahonri Sharp  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Platt, Charles A.  Search this
MacDowell Colony  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Travel diaries
Scrapbooks
Photograph albums
Photographs
Architectural drawings
Writings
Diaries
Sketches
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Artists  Search this
Artist colonies  Search this
New Hampshire  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8105
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210276
AAA_collcode_faulbarr
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210276
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert Longo, 2009 January 30-31

Interviewee:
Longo, Robert, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Reeves, Keanu  Search this
Heiss, Alanna  Search this
Gibson, William  Search this
König, Kasper  Search this
Winer, Helene  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Sukowa, Barbara  Search this
Ranieri, Dominic  Search this
Zwack, Michael  Search this
Krims, Leslie  Search this
Sherman, Cindy  Search this
Salle, David  Search this
Bender, Gretchen  Search this
McMann, Paul  Search this
Fischer, Konrad  Search this
Shea, Diane  Search this
Mulligan, Matt  Search this
Alexander, Brooke  Search this
Goldstein, Jack  Search this
Acconi, Vito  Search this
Malkin, Phil  Search this
Fink, Leonara  Search this
Mazzoli, Emilio  Search this
Brauntuch, Troy  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Reiring, Janelle  Search this
Clough, Charles  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Hallwalls (Museum)  Search this
Metro Pictures (Gallery)  Search this
State University of New York at Buffalo  Search this
University of North Texas  Search this
Nassau Community College  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
France  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Italy  Search this
Dyslexia  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15649
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282217
AAA_collcode_longo09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282217

Oral history interview with Niels Diffrient, 2010 July 28-August 31

Interviewee:
Diffrient, Niels, 1928-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
McQuaid, Matilda, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Hernmarck, Helena  Search this
Loewy, Raymond  Search this
Dreyfuss, Henry  Search this
Bassett, Chuck  Search this
Knoll, Hans  Search this
Rowland, David Lincoln  Search this
Wolf, Henry  Search this
King, Bob  Search this
Bassett, Florence Knoll  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel  Search this
Magnusson, Carl G.  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Whelan, Elizabeth  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Industrial designers  Search this
Michigan  Search this
Italy  Search this
Mississippi  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15875
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295428
AAA_collcode_diffri10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295428
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26

Interviewee:
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Knoll, Hans  Search this
Ward, Eleanor  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Brummer, Joseph  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Becker, John Bruere  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Ruotolo, Onorio  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Schoen, Eugene  Search this
Ito, Michio  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Price, Edison A.  Search this
Moore, Henry  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée  Search this
Collier, John  Search this
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Hasegawa, Saburo  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Kahn, Louis I.  Search this
LÔeger, Fernand  Search this
Graham, John D. (John Dabrowsky)  Search this
Breton, André  Search this
Shoji, Sadao  Search this
Raymond, Antonin  Search this
Taniguchi, Yoshiro  Search this
Barnard, George Grey  Search this
Gregory, Peter Ronald  Search this
McMahon, Audrey  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
Kantor, Morris  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Egan, Charles  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brummer Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bollingen Foundation  Search this
Japanese American Citizens' League  Search this
Leonardo da Vinci Art School  Search this
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill  Search this
Unesco  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Italy  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Gardens, Japanese  Search this
Japan  Search this
Egypt  Search this
India  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11906
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216546
AAA_collcode_noguch73
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216546
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Joseph A. Helman, 2010 January 4

Interviewee:
Helman, Joseph A., 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Ronald  Search this
Crawford, Ralston  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Pulitzer, Emily Rauh  Search this
Greenberg, Ronald K.  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Serra, Richard  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Blum, Irving  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Sotheby's (Firm)  Search this
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation  Search this
St. Louis Art Museum  Search this
Blum Helman Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art  Search this
Happening (Art)  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Italy  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15784
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)288142
AAA_collcode_helman10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_288142
Additional Online Media:

Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893

Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Subject:
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Udall, Lydia Louise  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Stone, Horatio  Search this
Fuller, George  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid  Search this
United States.Art Commission  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6842
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208969
AAA_collcode_browhenr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208969

Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977

Creator:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Subject:
Stollson, Blanche  Search this
Bitter, Marietta  Search this
Bitter, Francis  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Bitter, Marie  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Prints
Diaries
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Medals
Scrapbooks
Topic:
France  Search this
Austria  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Italy  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8889
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211074
AAA_collcode_bittkarl
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Audio - Visual
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211074
Additional Online Media:

Stanton Macdonald-Wright papers, 1907-1973

Creator:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Subject:
Summerfield, Anne  Search this
Seuphor, Michel  Search this
Russell, Morgan  Search this
Summerfield, John  Search this
Type:
Essays
Blueprints
Diaries
Travel diaries
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Hawaii  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Japan  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Italy  Search this
Color in art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9461
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211659
AAA_collcode_macdstan
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211659

Charles C. Perkins papers, 1844-1868

Creator:
Perkins, Charles C. (Charles Callahan), 1823-1886  Search this
Type:
Travel diaries
Sketchbooks
Works of art
Travel sketches
Diaries
Topic:
Italy  Search this
Painters  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Spain  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10942
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214720
AAA_collcode_perkchar
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214720

Pete Stanley diary, 1961-1962

Creator:
Stanley, Pete, 1940-  Search this
Subject:
Grooms, Mimi Gross  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Kean, Katharine  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Topic:
Germany  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16188
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)367264
AAA_collcode_stanpete
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_367264

James Turnure photographs and writings, circa 1944-1951

Creator:
Turnure, James, 1924-  Search this
Subject:
Santayana, George  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Art historians  Search this
France  Search this
Art  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17391
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)383019
AAA_collcode_turnjame
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_383019

Oral history interview with Cindy Kolodziejski, 2007 May 5-16

Interviewee:
Kolodziejski, Cindy, 1962-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lloyd, Frank, 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Bacerra, Ralph C.  Search this
Sturman, Eugene  Search this
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Dowell, Roy  Search this
Thomason, Barbara A.  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Albuquerque, Lita  Search this
Delisle, Roseline  Search this
Giegerich, Jill  Search this
Caroompas, Carole  Search this
Saxe, Adrian Anthony  Search this
Mason, John  Search this
Marsh, Anthony J.  Search this
Clark, Garth  Search this
Pagel, David  Search this
Frank Lloyd Gallery  Search this
California State University, Long Beach  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
J. Paul Getty Museum  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles.Library  Search this
Otis College of Art and Design  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Arizona  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Greece  Search this
Self-taught artists  Search this
New York (N.Y.)  Search this
California  Search this
Nepal  Search this
China  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13604
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)270853
AAA_collcode_kolodz07
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_270853
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Michelle Holzapfel, 2008 January 26 and March 1

Interviewee:
Holzapfel, Michelle, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Blake, Audrey  Search this
Friedman, Barry  Search this
Taylor, Gilbert  Search this
LeCoff, Albert B.  Search this
Ancell, Nathan  Search this
Trapp, Kenneth R.  Search this
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Tyler, Chris  Search this
Joseph, Peter T. (Peter Thomas),  Search this
Holzapfel, David  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Marlboro College  Search this
Norwich University  Search this
Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Worcester Center Crafts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Italy  Search this
Self-taught artists  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Rhode Island  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15619
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281471
AAA_collcode_holzam08
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_281471
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with David Holzapfel, 2008 January 26-March 2

Interviewee:
Holzapfel, David, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Brelsford, Edmond  Search this
De Libero, Libero  Search this
Giuliani, Alfredo  Search this
Joseph, Peter T. (Peter Thomas),  Search this
Sheldon, Roy  Search this
O'Grady, Desmond  Search this
Ancell, Nathan  Search this
Holzapfel, Michelle  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Marietta College  Search this
Marlboro College  Search this
Pritam & Eames  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Woodworking  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Africa  Search this
Italy  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Europe  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15620
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281472
AAA_collcode_holzad08
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_281472
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert Mangold, 2017 November 16

Interviewee:
Mangold, Robert, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lyon, Christopher, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Wyman, Robert  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Welliver, Neil Gavin  Search this
Marden, Brice  Search this
Nice, Don  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Mnuchin Gallery  Search this
Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Art  Search this
Society for Visual Anthropology (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Minimal art  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17524
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)391130
AAA_collcode_mangol17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_391130
Additional Online Media:

Alan R. Solomon papers

Creator:
Solomon, Alan R., 1920-1970  Search this
Names:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Amsterdam (Netherlands). Stedelijk Museum  Search this
Art Gallery of Ontario  Search this
Artforum  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Centro de Artes Visuales (Asunción, Paraguay)  Search this
Cornell University. -- Faculty  Search this
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec)  Search this
Harvard University -- Students  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Los Once (Artists' group)  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
University of California (System)  Search this
Velvet Underground (Musical group)  Search this
Bontecou, Lee, 1931-  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011  Search this
Childs, Lucinda  Search this
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Fahlström, Öyvind, 1928-1976  Search this
Finkelstein, Nat  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Greenberg, Jeanine  Search this
Grisi, Laura  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Hay, Deborah  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kron, Joan  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
MacElroy, Robert R.  Search this
Moore, Peter  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Mulas, Ugo  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Novick, Elizabeth  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Oldenburg, Patty  Search this
Paxton, Steve  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Provinciali, Michele  Search this
Rainier, Yvonne  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916  Search this
Reed, Lou  Search this
Rosenquist, James, 1933-  Search this
Sabol, Audrey, 1922-  Search this
Schute, Terry  Search this
Scull, Ethel  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Sisler, Mary  Search this
Sonnabend, Ileana  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-  Search this
Whitman, Robert  Search this
Extent:
9.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Transcripts
Photographs
Interviews
Lithographs
Place:
Italy -- Venice
Date:
1907-1970
bulk 1944-1970
Summary:
The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art scene.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art scene.

Biographical material includes résumés, an engagement book, and a monthly planning book from 1965, identification cards, and educational transcripts.

Correspondence documents Solomon's education at Harvard College and Harvard University, and his teaching appointments at Cornell University. Correspondence also provides some documentation of his involvement with museums and arts organizations, including the Jewish Museum, Stedlijk Museum, the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of California, and Centro de Artes Visuales; his submission of writings for publications including Artforum, Art International, and Konstrevy; and his relationships with artists and colleagues including Jim Dine, Joan Kron, Audrey Sabol, and Ileana Sonnabend. Also found is correspondence related to Solomon's work for Mary Sisler, who employed Solomon to sell her collection of artwork by Marcel Duchamp in the late 1960s.

One series comprises transcripts of interviews with many of the artists who were central to the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements that occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Neo-Dada and Pop art. Artists represented in the interviews include Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol.

Solomon's writings include many of his essays for exhibition catalogs, magazines, and journals, and are in a combination of annotated manuscript and published formats. There are writings on Jim Dine, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns, and on the new movements in theater and performance art of the 1960s. His writings also document the art history education which informed all of his later work, with the inclusion of papers written as a student and teacher, his honors thesis on Odilon Redon, and his dissertation on Pablo Picasso. This material is supplemented by notes, and teaching and study files, documenting courses taken and taught at Harvard and Cornell universities. Also found is the manuscript of the text for New York: The New Art Scene, accompanied by a partial published copy of the book and photographs by Ugo Mulas.

Solomon's subject files augment several of the other series, comprising material on various art related subjects and individual painters and sculptors, arranged alphabetically. Material found here includes printed matter documenting exhibitions and other events, scattered letters from artists, related writings, and photographs.

One series documents Solomon's involvement with the First New York Theater Rally, which he co-produced with Steve Paxton in 1965. This material includes a drawing each by Jim Dine and Alex Hay, pieces of a combine by Robert Rauschenberg, and photographs of the group including Dine, Hay, and Rauschenberg, as well as Lucinda Childs, Judith Dunn, Deborah Hay, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, the Once Group, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainier, Alan Solomon, and Robert Whitman. The series includes multiple contact sheets of photos of First New York Theater Rally events, by Peter Moore, Elizabeth Novick, and Terry Schute.

Exhibition files document Solomon's role as an organizer and curator for some of his most well-known exhibitions, including American Painting Now (1967) for Expo '67 in Montreal; Andy Warhol (1966) at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; Dine-Oldenburg-Segal (1967) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Albright-Knox Gallery; the American exhibition at the 1964 Venice Biennale; Young Italians (1968) at the Institute of Contemporary Art; and Painting in New York 1944-1969, a major retrospective installed for the opening of the new Pasadena Art Museum in fall, 1969. Records include correspondence, lists and notes, financial records, printed material, and photographs of artists and installations, including a series by Ugo Mulas taken at the Venice Biennale.

Solomon's business records include lists, notes, contracts, expense forms, vouchers, purchase orders, and receipts. They provide scattered documentation of exhibition-related expenses and purchases of artwork, as well as Solomon's income from teaching appointments, lectures, honorariums, and writings. Amongst Solomon's general business records is an American Federation of Musicians agreement between the Institute of Contemporary Art and "Louis Reed," with booking agent Andy Warhol, for a performance by the Velvet Underground and Nico, performing as The Exploding Plastic Inevitable on October 29, 1966. This seemingly mundane item documents an event that accompanied Solomon's landmark Warhol exhibition of nearly forty iconic works, and the accompanying show by The Exploding Plastic Inevitable was hailed by the Boston Phoenix newspaper as one of the greatest concerts in Boston history.

Printed material includes announcements, catalogs, and posters for exhibitions and art related events, including two Jasper Johns lithographs for a 1960 exhibition at Galerie Rive Droite, and a 1963 exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery. Also found are news clippings, press releases, and other publications.

Photographs are of Solomon, artists, friends and colleagues, exhibitions and other events, and artwork. They include snapshots of Solomon, and a series of photographs of him at various events and parties, many taken by Ugo Mulas, as well as a photo taken by Robert Rauschenberg of Ugo Mulas, Michele Provinciali, and Solomon. Additional photos by Ugo Mulas include some which were probably taken for New York: The New Art Scene, and a series of photos of Robert Rauschenberg and others at the Venice Biennale. Photos of artists include Lee Bontecou, John Chamberlain, Jim Dine, Marcel Duchamp, Öyvind Fahlström, Laura Grisi, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Morris Louis, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Claes and Patty Oldenburg, Larry Poons, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol and The Factory. Photos of others include Leo Castelli, Clement and Jeanine Greenberg, and Ethel and Robert Scull. Also found are photos of the exhibition Toward a New Abstraction (1963), at The Jewish Museum, photos of Venice, and photos of artwork by many of the above named, and other, artists. In addition to Ugo Mulas, photographers represented in this series include Nat Finkelstein, Robert R. McElroy, and Hans Namuth.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eleven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1968 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930-1970 (0.66 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Interviews, 1965-1969 (0.25 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1945-1969 (1.35 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 11)

Series 5: Teaching and Study Files, 1944-1958 (0.25 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Subject Files, 1907-1969 (2.92 linear feet; Boxes 3-6, 1, OV 12)

Series 7: First New York Theater Rally, 1963-1965 (0.15 linear feet; Boxes 6, 11)

Series 8: Exhibition Files, 1954-1969 (1.42 linear feet; Boxes 6-7, 11, OV 12)

Series 9: Business Records, 1945-1970 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Series 10: Printed Material, 1914-1970 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 8-9, OV 12)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1951-circa 1970 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 9-11, OV 13)
Biographical / Historical:
New York art historian, museum director, art consultant, educator, writer, and curator, Alan R. Solomon (1920-1970), organized over two hundred exhibitions in the course of his career. He was known for his skill in exhibition design, and for bringing the perception and understanding of an art historian to the field of contemporary art.

Solomon was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard College and Harvard Graduate School. In 1953, during his 1952-1962 tenure with the Cornell University department of art history, he established the Andrew Dickson White Museum of art. Solomon served as the museum's first director until 1961, whilst simultaneously pursuing his doctorate, which he received from Harvard University in 1962.

In 1962 Solomon was hired by the Jewish Museum in New York, New York, and immediately began to take the institution in a more contemporary direction, mounting Robert Rauschenberg's first retrospective in 1963, and a major Jasper Johns retrospective in 1964. Also, in 1963, Solomon was appointed the United States Commissioner for the 1964 Venice Biennale. He was determined to show "the major new indigenous tendencies, the peculiarly America spirt of the art" in works by two consecutive generations of artists, including Jasper Johns, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Robert Rauschenberg. With this in mind, and given the inadequacy of the existing space to house the installation he envisaged, Solomon secured a verbal agreement from Biennale officials to approve additional space for the American exhibition in an annex at the former American Consulate. The agreement was never formalized, however, and a series of administrative problems and controversies over the eligibility of the American submissions threatened to undermine Solomon's efforts. Nevertheless, Robert Rauschenberg became the first American to take the Grand Prize for foreign artist, and the attention garnered by the American exhibition monopolized press coverage of the Biennale. In response, Solomon stated publicly that "it is acknowledged on every hand that New York has replaced Paris as the world art capital."

Solomon subsequently left the Jewish Museum, having engendered resistance to leading the museum in a more experimental direction, away from the traditional Jewish educational aspects of its mission. In the mid-sixties he worked as a consultant and writer for a National Educational Television series entitled "U. S. A. Artists," which drew on artist interviews, many conducted by Solomon. He also wrote the text for Ugo Mulas's classic photographic study, New York: The New Art Scene (1967: Holt Rinehart and Winston).

In 1966 Solomon was hired by the United States Information Agency to organize the United States contribution to the Canadian World Exhibition in Montreal, known as Expo '67. His stunning American Painting Now installation placed large scale paintings by twenty-three artists, including Jim Dine, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Barnett Newman, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist, inside Buckminster Fuller's twenty-story Biosphere of Montreal.

Other important exhibitions organized by Solomon included Andy Warhol (1966) at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, which was only the second of two exhibitions dedicated to the artist; Dine-Oldenburg-Segal (1967) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; and Young Italians (1968) at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Solomon was also interested in contemporary theater and organized the First New York Theater Rally with Steve Paxton in 1965, a series of performances which combined new dance and a revival of the Happenings of the early 1960s, in which Claes Oldenburg, Jim Dine and others were involved.

Following a six-week appointment as a senior lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, in spring 1968, Solomon became chairman of the University's art department and director of the art gallery. His last exhibition, Painting in New York, 1944-1969 (1969-1970), was held at the Pasadena Art Museum and closed in January 1970, just a few weeks before Solomon's sudden death at the age of forty-nine.
Provenance:
The Leo Castelli Gallery served as executor of Solomon's estate, and donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1974 and 2007.
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.
Rights:
The Alan R. Solomon papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
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Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Employee at work at the Etruscan Glass Co.

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ca. 1940
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