A Finding Aid to the Suzi Gablik Papers, 1954-2014, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gablsuzi
Creators:
Gablik, Suzi, 1934-
Dates:
1954-2014
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
12.8 Linear feet
4.48 Gigabytes
Repository:
The papers of art historian, critic, and painter Suzi Gablik measure 12.8 linear feet and 4.48 GB and date from 1954 to 2014. The collection documents her career through scattered biographical documents, professional correspondence, 83 journals and notebooks, writings for book projects, notes, lectures, professional files, printed material, photographs, some digital, and photograph albums. Also included are two digital videos.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of art historian, critic, and painter Suzi Gablik measure 12.8 linear feet and 4.48 GB and date from 1954 to 2014. The collection documents her career through scattered biographical documents, professional correspondence, 83 journals and notebooks, writings for book projects, notes, lectures, professional files, printed material, photographs, some digital, and photograph albums. Also included are two digital videos.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged as 7 series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1980s-2011 (5 Folders; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1971-2014 (0.4 Linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Journals and Notebooks, 1954-2012 (5.6 Linear feet; Boxes 1-7)
  • Series 4: Writings, 1962-2012 (3.4 Linear feet; Boxes 7-11)
  • Series 5: Professional Files, 1978-2002 (0.8 Linear feet; Boxes 10-11)
  • Series 6: Printed Material, 1963-2013 (1.5 Linear feet; Boxes 11-12, 14, 3.84 GB; ER01)
  • Series 7: Photographs, circa 1960s-2008 (1.0 Linear foot; Boxes 12-15, 0.635 GB; ER02-ER04)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Suzi Gablik (1934- ) is a writer, critic, art historian, and painter in New York City, New York; London, England; and Blacksburg, Virginia. Gablik attended a summer session at Black Mountain College in 1951 and, in 1955, received her B.A. from Hunter College, where she studied with Robert Motherwell. During the 1960s and 1970s, she regularly exhibited her work at New York City art galleries. From 1962 to 1966 she was a critic for Art News, and she later spent fifteen years as the London correspondent for Art in America. Gablik has published seven books about art, culture, and spirituality. Her first book Pop Art Redefined (1969) was co-authored with art critic John Russell.
In addition to working as an author and critic, Gablik has also served as a visiting professor or lecturer at numerous colleges and universities. From 1976 to 1979 she participated in several US International Communications Agency lecture tours that included Hungary, India, Pakistan, and South Asian countries. She has also lectured at many conferences and workshops.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2015. Born-digital materials were processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2019 with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.
Author
Erin Kinhart
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Suzi Gablik in 2014.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
The Suzi Gablik papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Suzi Gablik papers, 1954-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Suzi Gablik conducted February 27- March 1, 2015, by Jason Stieber.

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Repository Contact
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