Archives of American Art

David Aronson papers

Collection ID:
Aronson, David, 1923-2015
Physical Description:
5 Microfilm reels
circa 2,850 items on 5 microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The microfilmed David Aronson papers contain a resume; circa 2,000 letters; essays and speeches on art; sketches, many done while studying with Karl Zerbe; priced exhibition catalogs; price lists of works; bills and receipts; scrapbooks of clippings and loose clippings; files on dealers and patrons; photographs of works of art; and printed material.
Correspondents include Lillian Bengtz (Mrs. Ture Bengtz), Leonard Bocour, Sylvan Cole Jr., Karl E. Fortess, Philip Guston, Lee Nordness, Raphael Soyer, Ellsworth Kelly, Max Weber, Karl Zerbe, museums, art societies, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
David Aronson (1923-2015) was a painter, sculptor, and educator in Boston, Massachusetts. His work is associated with the school of Boston Expressionism. Aronson was the first chairman of the Division of Art (now the School of Visual Arts) at the School of Fine and Applied Arts (now the College of Fine Arts) at Boston University in 1955 and taught there until his retirement in 1989.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1324-1326 and 2936-2937 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, David Aronson after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1978-1983 by David Aronson.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Massachusetts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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