Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fedemode
Creators:
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors
Dates:
1940-1996
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.5 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
1 Linear foot
Addition
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Organizational records, exhibition catalogs, scrapbook, photographs, and printed materials.
Scope and Contents
REEL N69-75: Minutes of Federation meetings; correspondence; membership lists; copy of constitution; exhibition catalogs and announcements; a scrapbook; and miscellaneous printed materials.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of art works by Federation members exhibited in a traveling show sponsored by the American Federation of Arts; autobiographical collages by members of the Federation; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and treasurer's records kept by Dorothy Feigin while treasurer of the Federation during the 1950s.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Correspondence of Federation presidents Ahmet Gursoy (1974-1995), Barbara Krashes (1968-1975), and Heim Mendelsohn (1980-1991); administrative correspondence (1940-1996); historical materials describing the origins and purpose of the Federation (1940-1989), membership lists (1940-1989), a complete run of minutes (1940-1989), exhibition catalogs (1948-1996), announcements (1955-1996), proposals (1981-1988), photographs of members (c. 2005), and a photograph of Will Barnet (2003). There is also a very brittle scrapbook, ca. 1941-1954.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art association; New York, N.Y. Founded 1940 as an alternative to the Artists' Congress.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records on reel N69-75 lent for microfilming by the Federation in 1969. Unmicrofilmed papers donated 1974 by Edith Bry (Dorothy Feigin treasurer's records), in 1976 by Theodore Hios, a painter and member of the Federation, and in 1997 by Anelli Arms, Acting Head of the Federation.

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
Art -- Societies, etc. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gursoy, Ahmet Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Krashes, Barbara Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mendelson, Haim, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feigin, Dorothy Dee Lubell, 1902-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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