Judith K. Zilczer research photographs, [ca. 1974-2003]
SAAM.Photo.ZIL

Summary
Collection ID:
SAAM.Photo.ZIL
Creators:
Zilczer, Judith
Dates:
circa 1974-2003
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
Photograph prints, negatives and color transparencies documenting early modern American artists and the contemporary artist Richard Lindner.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This collection includes photographic images (black-and-white photographic prints, negatives and color transparencies) collected by art historian Judith Zilczer in support of her research in early modernists, collectors and patronage; early 20th century sculpture, post-Impressionists; and music and art synergies. Among the artists represented: Milton Avery, Oscar Bluemner, John Covert, Andrew Dasburg, Arthur B. Davies, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marcel Duchamp, Marsden Hartley, B.J.O. Nordfelt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Francis Picabia, Horace Pippen, Morton Schamberg, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, Abraham Walkowitz and Max Weber.
A second large part of the collection consists of research images assembled during the organization of the Hirshhorn Museum's 1996 retrospective exhibition for artist Richard Lindner.
In addition, the collection also includes some typescript manuscripts and article offprints authored by Zilczer in which the images were featured, including:
"Decoding John Covert's
Time
, 1919,"
Art Bulletin
, Vol. LXXV, no. 4 (Dec. 1993), pp. 713-722.
"Light Coming on the Plains: Georgia O'Keeffe's Sunrise Series,"
artibus et historiae
, No. 40, 1999, pp. 191-208.
"Color Music": Synaesthesia and Nineteenth Century Sources for Abstract Art,"
artibus et historiae
, No. 16, 1997, pp. 101-126.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection has been arranged into two series:
Series I: Early Modernists
Series 2: Richard Lindner

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Judith K. Zilczer, Curator Emerita of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, organized more than two dozen exhibitions in her twenty–nine years at the museum, where she served as Historian, Curator of Paintings, and Acting Chief Curator.
She has written and lectured widely on modern and contemporary art and is particularly known for her work on connections between music and art, and artists such as Horace Pippin, Willem de Kooning, and Richard Lindner. Born in 1948, she holds a PhD from the University of Delaware.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection has been retained in the orignal order received. Minimal level processing is currently underway.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Christine Hennessey
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
The collection was receieved as a gift from Judith K. Zilczer in 2014.

Bibliography
Bibliography
Zilczer, Judith. "Color Music": Synaesthesia and Nineteenth Century Sources for Abstract Art,"
artibus et historiae
, No. 16, 1997, pp. 101-126.
Zilczer, Judith.
Richard Lindner: paintings and watercolors, 1948-1977
. Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution; Munich/New York: Prestel, 1996.
Zilczer, Judith. "Decoding John Covert's
Time
, 1919,"
Art Bulletin
, Vol. LXXV, no. 4 (Dec. 1993), pp. 713-722.
Zilzcer, Judith, "Light Coming on the Plains: Georgia O'Keeffe's Sunrise Series,"
artibus et historiae
, No. 40, 1999, pp. 191-208.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection, which is undergoing processing and cataloging, is open for research use in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required.
Preferred Citation note
Judith K. Zilczer Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright restrictions may apply.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lindner, Richard, 1901- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American--Photographs Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern--20th century Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
PO Box 37012, MRC970
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-2677
sapa@si.edu