Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kasmdavi
Creators:
Kasmire, David
Dates:
1949-1968
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters to David Kasmire from Hubert Crehan, Sonia Gechtoff, George McNeil, Wilfred Zogbaum describing the art scenes and the people involved in New York City and San Francisco between 1949 and 1968, including John Bolles, Herman Cherry, Ethel Gechtoff (Etya), Louise Nevelson Clay Edgar Spohn and others; a letter from Bernard Berenson to "Preston," Mar. 23, 1949; 1 photograph of Hubert Crehan and a group photograph of Crehan with Sonia Gechtoff and others; a photo postcard of the "Monkey Block" in San Francisco where artists Crehan, Sonia Gechtoff, Elmer Bischoff, James Weeks and others had studios; and 3 clippings, including an announcement for Sonia Gechtoff and Crehan exhibitions, n.d. and a story on the razing of the historic "Monkey Block" (1958).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; San Francisco, Calif. Had a studio in Montgomery Block, also known as "Monkey Block" in San Francisco, built in 1853, and occupied by artists and writers from early 1900s until its demolition in 1959.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1989 by David Kasmire.

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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montgomery Block (San Francisco, Calif.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios -- California -- San Francisco Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Historic buildings -- California -- San Francisco Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crehan, Hubert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gechtoff, Sonia, 1926-2018 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McNeil, George, 1908-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zogbaum, Wilfrid, 1915-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cherry, Herman Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gechtoff, Ethel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bolles, John S., 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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