Art front

Collection ID:
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)
Physical Description:
30 Volumes

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Bound volume containing the 25 issues of Art Front: November 1934 (vol. 1, no. 1), through November/December 1937 (vol. 3, no. 8).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art Front was a magazine published by the Artists Union in New York in collaboration with the Artists Committee of Action. Twenty-five issues were published between November 1934 and December 1937. Herbert Baron, director of the American Contemporary Art (ACA) gallery was managing editor.The editorial committee was composed of sixteen people, eight from each of the partner groups. From the Artists Committee of Action were Hilda Abel, Harold Baumbach, Stuart Davis, Hugo Gellert, Abraham Harriton, Zoltan Hecht, Rosa Pringle and Jennings Tofel, and from the Artists' Union were Boris Gorelick, Katherine Gridley, Ethel Olenikov, Robert Jonas, Herbert Kruckman, Michael Loew, C. Mactarian and Max Spivak.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels NDA 28, LA 1, & LA 7 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel LA 1 & LA 7: Originals returned to lenders, Boris Gorelick and Leon Saulter, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Dewey Albinson, an administrator for the WPA in Minnesota. Some issues of Art Front in the Archives' possession were combined with Albinson's gift to form a complete series.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.

Related Materials
Also in the Archives, on microfilm reel LA 1, are duplicate issues, December 1935, June 1936, and an incomplete issue, 1937 (reel LA 1) lent for microfilming by Leon Saulter, and on microfilm reel LA 7, duplicate issues for April 1936, and June 1936, lent by Boris Gorelick.

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