Robert Brackman papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bracrobe
Creators:
Brackman, Robert, 1898-
Dates:
1931-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
(on 4 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs, writings, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, awards and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL D295: Correspondence with buyers, museum curators, and students, and with Irving Berlin, George A. Dondero, Robert Philipp, and Malcolm Vaughan; drafts of articles; scrapbooks; photographs of Brackman's paintings; clippings; and other publications.
Scope and Contents
REELS 2339-2340: Biographical data, with typescript of Kristin Smith's 1968 unpublished essay on Brackman; correspondence, including letters from Irving Berlin, Huntington Hartford, Harold L. Ickes, Robert Philipp, John D. Rockefeller, David O. Selznick, and others; printed material, including newspaper clippings, magazine articles, reproductions, exhibition catalogs, and announcements; awards; 2 scrapbooks, 1930-1952; and 8 undated sketchbooks.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2380: Photographs, including personal photographs of Brackman, his friends, his students; of Herbert Turner, his home, his school, and studio; and photographs of Brackman's works of art.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Writings by Brackman for his lectures; typescripts and a copy of BRACKMAN: HIS ART AND TEACHING by Kenneth Bates; and printed material including newspaper clippings, by-laws for the "Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts Manufacturers and Commerce," London, and the "Royal Society of Arts," London, and a 1957 edition of the journal, THE ARTIST.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and educator; New York, N.Y. Born in Russia. Studied at Francisco Ferrer School, with Robert Henri, and with George Bellows. Came to United States in 1908. Taught at the Art Students League. Died 1980.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D295, 2339, 2340, and 2380 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel D295: Originals returned to lender, Robert Brackman, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel D295 lent 1966 by Robert Brackman. Portions of this material were subsequently given by Brackman's widow, Frances, with her gift of all other materials, 1981. Twenty-seven personal photographs from reel 2380 were returned to Frances Brackman at her request.

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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Selznick, David O., 1902-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vaughan, Malcolm, 1896-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bates, Kenneth F. (Kenneth Francis), 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dondero, George A. (George Anthony), 1883-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartford, Huntington, 1911-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philipp, Robert, 1895-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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