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Emmerich, Andre

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Container:
Box 24 of 35
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 469, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0469-refidd1e11289

Emmerich, André

Collection Creator:
Jenkins, Paul, 1923-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1963, 1974-1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. One letter from Paul Jenkins to Norman Bluhm, circa 1966, is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Paul Jenkins papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship. Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from Suzanne Jenkins.
Collection Citation:
Paul Jenkins papers, circa 1915-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paul Jenkins papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Emmerich (Andre) Gallery

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 510, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Oral history interview with André Emmerich, 1993 January 18

Interviewee:
Emmerich, Andre, 1924-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Hadler, Mona  Search this
Subject:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12571
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215266
AAA_collcode_emmeri93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215266

Sweat of the sun and tears of the moon; gold and silver in pre-Columbian art

Author:
Emmerich, André  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 216 p. illus., facsims., col. map (on lining papers) 4 col. plates, 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Latin America
Date:
1977
Topic:
Indian goldwork  Search this
Indian silverwork  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E59.A7 E54 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_105989

Sweat of the sun and tears of the moon: gold and silver in pre-Columbian art

Author:
Emmerich, André  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 216 p. illus., facsims., col. map (on lining papers) 4 col. plates. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Latin America
Date:
1965
Topic:
Indian goldwork  Search this
Indian silverwork  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E59.A7 E54
E59.A7E54
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_14460

Art before Columbus; the art of ancient Mexico, from the archaic villages of the second millennium B.C. to the splendor of the Aztecs. With photos. by Lee Boltin

Author:
Emmerich, André  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. illus., maps. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1963
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1219.3.A7 E54
F1219.3.A7E54
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_35275

Hassel Smith papers, circa 1900-2004, bulk 1930-1995

Creator:
Smith, Hassel Wendell, 1915-2007  Search this
Subject:
Wollard, Robert  Search this
Anglim, Paule  Search this
Still, Patricia  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer Nelson  Search this
Butterfield, Jan  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Fitz Gibbon, John  Search this
Swanson, Kathryn  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Gimpel, Charles  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
New Arts (Art gallery)  Search this
Gimpel Fils  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Educators  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Art  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Christmas cards  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5714
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208552
AAA_collcode_smithass
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208552
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Sidney Simon papers, 1917-2002, bulk 1940-1997

Creator:
Simon, Sidney, 1917-1997  Search this
Subject:
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Richard  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Hélion, Jacqueline  Search this
King, William Dickey  Search this
Gotfryd, Bernard  Search this
Meredith, Burgess  Search this
Jencks, Penelope  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Graham Gallery  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Colby College  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.School  Search this
Budd (Firm : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States.Army.Corps of Engineers  Search this
Topic:
Sketches  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Illustrated letters  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9407
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211604
AAA_collcode_simosidn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211604
Additional Online Media:

André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, 1929-2008

Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Pepper, Beverly Stoll  Search this
Olitski, Jules  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Caro, Anthony  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Sotheby's (Firm)  Search this
Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co  Search this
Galerie André Emmerich  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Art  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Visitors' books  Search this
Color-field painting  Search this
Sculpture, Abstract  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Etchings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6275
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216620
AAA_collcode_andremmg
Theme:
The Art Market
Lives of American Artists
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216620
Additional Online Media:

Alexander Liberman papers, circa 1912-2003

Creator:
Liberman, Alexander Semeonovitch, 1912-1999  Search this
Subject:
Kline, Franz  Search this
Dalí, Salvador  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Dietrich, Marlene  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Newton, Helmut  Search this
Vreeland, Diana  Search this
Klein, William  Search this
Chernow, Burt  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Ritts, Herb  Search this
Snowdon, Antony Armstrong-Jones  Search this
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy  Search this
Parks, Gordon  Search this
Vogel, Lucien  Search this
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Penn, Irving  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Cartier-Bresson, Henri  Search this
Leibovitz, Annie  Search this
Mulas, Ugo  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Topic:
Video recordings  Search this
Drafts (documents)  Search this
Graphic designers  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Publishers  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Fashion photography  Search this
Photography  Search this
Painters  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15871
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295430
AAA_collcode_libealex
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_295430
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The great decade : the 1960s : a selection of paintings and sculpture, April 5-28, 1990

Author:
Emmerich, André  Search this
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio (187 leaves of plates : chiefly col. ill. 27 cm.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.A2 G7 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641948

AAAC: 1966 - Emmerich, Andre, Gallery

Collection Creator:
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Series 9 - Smithsonian Conflict, 1982-2002 restricted for 5 years from the date of transfer, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 09/13/2010 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-001, Robbins, Warren M, Warren M. Robbins Papers
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-001-refd1e14938

Hans Hofmann, the last decade : major paintings: 1955-1965 : an homage to André Emmerich : May 6-July 1, 2017, Yares Art, New York

Title:
Homage to Andre Emmerich
Author:
Hofmann, Hans 1880-1966  Search this
Yares Art (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Hofmann, Hans 1880-1966  Search this
Emmerich, André  Search this
Physical description:
40 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081810

Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1983

Creator:
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bannard, Walter Darby  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Davis, Gene  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Fuller, Peter  Search this
Avedisian, Edward  Search this
Goodnough, Robert  Search this
Hosaisson, Philippe  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel  Search this
Pepper, Beverly Stoll  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Bush, Jack  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Baziotes, William  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Smith, Kimber  Search this
Wisenski, Kurt  Search this
Feeley, Paul  Search this
Olitski, Jules  Search this
Dorazio, Piero  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Moffett, Kenworth W.  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Truitt, Anne Dean  Search this
Solomon, Deborah  Search this
Connolly, Cyril  Search this
Caro, Anthony  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E. (Epstein)  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Waddington, Leslie  Search this
O'Faolin, Nuala  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Sander, Ludwig  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
American Committee for Cultural Freedom  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Etchings  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11085
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211173
AAA_collcode_greeclep
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211173
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Richard Gray, 2007 Dec. 9

Interviewee:
Gray, Richard, 1928-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Fabricant, Andrew  Search this
Plensa, Jaume  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Stone, Allan  Search this
Gray, Paul  Search this
Gaudí, Antoni  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Klamen, David  Search this
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Olitski, Jules  Search this
Boris, Harry  Search this
University of Illinois  Search this
Topic:
Color-field painting  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13670
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)274486
AAA_collcode_gray07
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_274486
Additional Online Media:

Sidney Simon papers

Creator:
Simon, Sidney, 1917-1997  Search this
Names:
Budd (Firm : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Colby College  Search this
Graham Gallery  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. School -- Faculty  Search this
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers  Search this
Emmerich, André  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993  Search this
Gotfryd, Bernard  Search this
Hélion, Jacqueline  Search this
Jencks, Penelope  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923- -- Photographs  Search this
King, William, 1925-2015  Search this
Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997  Search this
Motherwell, Robert -- Photographs  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988 -- Photographs  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Richard, 1916-1992  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Extent:
8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Diaries
Date:
circa 1917-2002
bulk 1940-1997
Summary:
The papers of sculptor, painter, and educator Sidney Simon measure 8.0 linear feet and date from circa 1917-2002, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1940-1997. The collection documents Simon's career through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, subject files, sketches, sketchbooks, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor, painter, and educator Sidney Simon measure 8.0 linear feet and date from circa 1917-2002, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1940-1997. The collection documents Simon's career through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, subject files, sketches, sketchbooks, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical material chronicles Simon's academic training and professional activities through curriculum vitae, biographical accounts, and awards. Included are letters and memoranda, many from Forbes Watson pertaining to Simon's service as a combat artist in World War II. Also found is a transcript of an interview with Simon recounting his experiences in the Southwest Pacific. Simon's personal correspondence with colleagues, friends, and family includes scattered letters from Jacqueline Helion, Penelope Jencks, William King, Burgess Meredith, among others. Many letters are illustrated by Sidney Simon and others. General correspondence includes letters from artists, galleries, museums, public and religious institutions primarily relating to Simon's exhibitions and commissioned projects. Among the correspondents are Castle Hill, Truro Center for the Arts, Colby College, André Emmerich, Eric Makler Gallery, Xavier Gonzalez, Graham Gallery, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Interspersed among the files are letters of a personal nature. Other correspondence relates to Simon's faculty positions and his activities in professional organizations, e.g., Century Association, National Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Writings and notes include Simon's 1943 diary entries recording his activities in the Army Corps of Engineers, draft versions of writings and lectures, and notes. Included are Simon's lectures at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture recorded on five sound discs. Subject files provide documentation on Simon's commissioned projects, select exhibitions and competitions, as well as his faculty positions and memberships in several arts organizations. Printed material consists of clippings, invitations, announcements, newsletters, and programs. Exhibition catalogs are of Simon's solo and group shows at galleries, museums, and art organizations from 1959-1966. Photographs are of Simon by Budd Brothers, Richard Pousette-Dart, and Bernard Gotfryd. There are a number of photographs of the artist in his studio and outdoors as well as of Simon's family and friends, including group photographs with Ellsworth Kelly, André Emmerich, Robert Motherwell, and Louise Nevelson. Also found are three personal and family albums and twenty-one photograph albums of Simon's paintings and sculptures.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1940-1998 (Boxes 1, 9; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-2002 (Boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1943, circa 1960-1997 (Box 2; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1940-1941, 1951-1997 (Boxes 2-4, 9; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Sketches, 1937-1942 (Box 4; 1 folder)

Series 6: Sketchbooks, 1939-1995 (Boxes 4-5, 9; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1933, 1942-1998 (Box 5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1978-1995 (Box 5; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1917-1997 (Boxes 5-11; 3.0 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Sidney Simon (1917-1997) was a sculptor, painter, and educator who worked primarily in New York City and Truro, Massachusetts. Simon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of 14, he won a place as a special student at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1934 and from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1936. Simon also studied at the Barnes Foundation from 1937-1940. Simon received professional recognition early in his career; he was awarded the Prix de Rome Collaborative Prize in 1939 and the Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship in mural painting in 1945.

In 1941, Simon enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Army Corps of Engineers. Assigned to MacArthur's headquarters as an official war artist for the Southwest Pacific Theater, Simon was chosen to paint the signing of the peace treaty between the U.S. and Japan aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. He was discharged from the army with a Bronze Star and five presidential citations. In 1945, along with Bill Cummings and Henry Varnum Poor, Simon co-founded the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, where he later served as a director and a member of the Board of Governors. By the mid-1950s, Simon's interest shifted from painting to sculpture, creating works in wood, clay, and other media. Over the years, Simon collaborated with architects on a number of public and private commissions, including the doorway for the Downstate Medical Center, the Jewish Chapel at West Point, a playground sculpture for Prospect Park, and the totemic column for the Temple Beth Abraham. In addition to serving on the faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Simon also taught at the Art Students League, Brooklyn Museum, and Parsons School of Design. An active champion of artists' rights, Simon established the New York Artists Equity Association. He participated in solo and group shows at the Graham Gallery, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Sculptors Guild, among other venues.

In 1997, Sidney Simon died at the age of 80 in Truro, Massachusetts. Simon was divorced from Joan Crowell in 1964. He is survived by his wife, Renee Adriance Simon and five children from his first and second marriages.
Related Materials:
The Archives has two oral history interviews with Sidney Simon conducted by Paul Cummings in October 17-November 8, 1973 and the Karl E. Fortress taped interviews with artists, [1963-1985].
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming (reel D210) including biographical material, correspondence, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, and photographs of Sidney Simon. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Sidney Simon lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1965. Rene Simon, Simon's widow, donated the Sidney Simon papers in 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Sidney Simon 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.
Occupation:
War artists  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Artists' studios -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Diaries
Citation:
Sidney Simon papers, circa 1917-2002, bulk 1940-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.simosidn
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Sidney Simon papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-simosidn

Hassel Smith papers

Creator:
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Names:
Gimpel Fils  Search this
New Arts (Art gallery)  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute -- Faculty  Search this
Anglim, Paule  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Butterfield, Jan  Search this
Emmerich, André  Search this
Fitz Gibbon, John  Search this
Gimpel, Charles  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-  Search this
Still, Patricia  Search this
Swanson, Kathryn  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Wollard, Robert  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Sound recordings
Sketches
Transcripts
Christmas cards
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900-2004
bulk 1930-1995
Summary:
The papers of Southern California painter and instructor Hassel Smith measure 4 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 2004 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1930-1995. Found within the papers are correspondence, a transcript of an interview conducted by Jan Butterfield in the 1980s, personal business files, teaching files, writings by Smith and others, sketches, printed materials, and photographs of Smith, his family and friends, and his artwork. There are audio recordings of a lecture series organized by Smith and of reviews of Smith's work. Correspondents include Paule Anglim, Elmer Bischoff, Andre Emmerich, Clyfford Still, Wayne Thiebaud, and many others.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Southern California painter and instructor Hassel Smith measure 4 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 2004 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1930-1995. Found within the papers are correspondence, a transcript of an interview conducted by Jan Butterfield in the 1980s, personal business files, teaching files, writings by Smith and others, sketches, printed materials, and photographs of Smith, his family and friends, and his artwork. There are audio recordings of a lecture series organized by Smith and of reviews of Smith's work. Correspondents include Paule Anglim, Elmer Bischoff, Andre Emmerich, Clyfford Still, Wayne Thiebaud, and many others.

Biographical materials include biographical sketches, curriculum vitae, genealogical materials, ephemera, and personal appointment books from the mid to late 1970s. Also found here is a transcript of an in-depth interview of Smith conducted by Jan Butterfield in the 1980s.

There is personal and professional correspondence with Paule Anglim, Elmer Bischoff, Andre Emmerich, Charles Gimpel of Gimpel Fils, Clyfford and Patricia Still, Kathryn Swanson of the New Arts Gallery, Wayne Thiebaud, family members, and many others.

Personal business records include art sales records, exhibition checklists, conservation and condition reports, and personal finance records. Teaching materials include class schedules, student lists, and syllabi. Also found are notes on topics such as American art and literature, artistic traits and forms, illusion, and women artists.

Writings by Smith include artist statements, creative writings, his thoughts on the art market and art institutions, the San Francisco art community, and social criticism. Writings by others consist primarily of essays about Smith and his work. There are also writings by Smith's friend Robert Wollard. Artwork includes sketches, doodles, and Christmas cards done by Smith, and a handful of artwork by others.

Printed materials include clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and posters. Also found here are printed materials about other artists, schools where Smith enrolled or taught, Smith's general interests, and collages and flyers by Robert Wollard. There is a printed copy of the pictorial edition of the Communist Manifesto edited by Smith and other artists.

Photographic materials are of Smith, family members, artwork, his studio, exhibition openings and other art events, and friends and colleagues. A family photograph dates from circa 1900 and negatives date from 1920. Most of the photographs date from the 1940s through the 1990s.

Sound recordings include 1 sound tape reel of the radio show, Art Review, with host John Fitz Gibbon reviewing Smith's artwork, and nine sound cassettes of student critiques overseen by Smith at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1930-2004 (0.25 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930s-2003 (1.0 linear foot; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Personal Business Materials, 1953-2003 (0.25 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Teaching Materials, 1960s-1980s (18 folders; Box 2)

Series 5: Writings, 1940s-1994 (0.25 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 6: Artwork, 1928-1995 (8 folders; Box 2)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1928-2003 (1.25 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, 1900s-2004 (0.5 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 9: Sound Recordings, 1965-1980 (10 items; Box 4)
Biographical Note:
Hassel Smith (1915-2007) was a California Bay area abstract expressionist painter, painting instructor at the California School of Fine Arts, and a lecturer at the University of California. His students included Roy De Forest, Sonia Gechtoff, and Frank Lobdell. Smith was also associated with the famed Los Angeles Ferus Gallery.

Hassel Smith was born on April 27, 1915, in Sturgis, Michigan, settling later with his family in San Mateo, California. He attended Northwestern University with the intention of becoming a chemist, but switched his majors to English and Art History and graduated in 1936. Returning to California, Smith enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts (CSFA), and studied with the painter Maurice Sterne.

In 1937, he left school and shared housing with his adopted brother Lewis in the Haight-Ashbury district, where he maintained a studio on Steiner Street. At the same time, as a social worker for the California Relief State Administration, he worked with men on "skid row" in San Francisco. Declared 4F by the draft board, Smith served various government agencies during World War II, including the Farm Security Administration and the U.S. Forest Service. During this period, he met and married June Meyers. He later described his government service and social work as having a strong influence on his art and politics.

In 1941, Smith was awarded the Abraham Rosenberg Fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley, which allowed him to travel and paint outdoors at Angel's Camp in the Mother Lode of the Sierra foothills, along with Richard Hackett.

At the end of the war, Smith began teaching at the CSFA, joining faculty members Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, and Clyfford Still. Smith taught there until 1952. His students included Roy De Forest, Sonia Gechtoff, and Frank Lobdell. Smith continued to paint and exhibit work throughout the 1950s, and in 1958 became affiliated with the Ferus Gallery founded by Walter Hopps and Ed Kienholz. His wife June passed away in 1958. One year later, Smith remarried Donna Rafferty Harrington, and they had their son Bruce in 1960.

After an exhibition at the New Arts Gallery in Houston, London-based dealer Charles Gimpel invited Smith to exhibit his work in England. As a result of this, Smith moved to England in 1962, and spent a year living in Mousehole, a fishing village in Cornwall. He moved back to California and between 1963 to 1966 was a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1966, Smith accepted a position as Senior Lecturer at the West England College of Art in Bristol, England where he stayed until 1978. He finished his teaching career as a Principal Lecturer at the Cardiff College of Arts in Wales from 1978 to 1979.

Smith spent most of the next two decades painting and exhibiting, which included exhibitions at the Oakland Museum and the San Jose Museum of Art. In 1991, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the San Francisco Art Institute (formerly the California School of Fine Arts). Due to failing health, Smith was forced to stop painting in 1997. Smith died in 2007 in Warminster, England, at the age of 91.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Hassel Smith conducted by Paul Karlstrom, September 5, 1978 and a video interview with Hassel Smith conducted by Paul Karlstrom, January 15, 1986.
Provenance:
Hassel Smith donated most of his papers in several increments between 1980 and 1998. His son Joseph donated audio recordings in 1980, and Hassel Smith's widow Donna donated additional materials in 2004.
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 Hassel Smith 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.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Interviews
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Sketches
Transcripts
Christmas cards
Photographs
Citation:
Hassel Smith papers, circa 1900-2004, bulk 1930-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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Eichenberg, Fritz - Estudio Actual

Collection Creator:
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962?-1981
Scope and Contents note:
Eichenberg, Fritz

Emmerich, André

Ernst, Jimmy ( -- See also -- : Correspondence, Personal, Box 1, F 21)

Estudio Actual
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordigs with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Cleve Gray 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.
Collection Citation:
Cleve Gray papers, 1933-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Letters concerning Lee Hall's book, Elaine and Bill: Portrait of a Marriage, 1993

Creator:
Washburn, Joan T., 1929-  Search this
Subject:
Rosenberg, Patia  Search this
Lassaw, Ernestine  Search this
Hall, Lee  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6447
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215591
AAA_collcode_washjoan
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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