A Finding Aid to the Ronald A. Kleemann Papers,
circa 1942-2008
bulk 1961-2006
, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kleerona
Creators:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-
Dates:
circa 1942-2008
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of photorealist painter Ronald A. Kleemann papers date from circa 1942-2008 and measure 2.0 linear feet. The papers include chronological files that contain a wide variety of documents, projects files relating to his race car paintings, biographical materials, writings and lectures, printed material, original drawings, and photographs.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
The papers of photorealist painter Ronald A. Kleemann papers date from circa 1942-2008 and measure 2.0 linear feet. The papers include chronological files that contain a wide variety of documents, projects files relating to his race car paintings, biographical materials, writings and lectures, printed material, original drawings, and photographs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 7 series:
  • Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1971-2008 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)
  • Series 2: Chronological Files, 1950s-2008 (Boxes 1-2; 0.8 linear ft.)
  • Series 3: Writings and Lectures, 2006 (Box 2; 0.1 linear ft.)
  • Series 4: Project Files, 1985- 2007 (Box 2; 0.4 linear ft.)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1971-2004 (Box 2; 0.2 linear ft.)
  • Series 6: Artwork, circa 1942, 1960s and 1970s (Box 2; 0.3 linear ft.)
  • Series 7: Photographs, 1980s-2002 (Box 2; 0.1 linear ft.)

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
The Photorealist painter Ronald A. Kleemann (b. 1937), who is well known for his renderings of automobiles, currently works and resides in Valatie, New York. Born in Bay City, Michigan, he moved to New York City to pursue art after graduating from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design in 1961. Kleemann is represented by the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Rachel Salzmann in 2011.
Author
Rachel Salzmann
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated by Ronald Kleemann, November 11, 2009.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions on Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Ronald A. Kleemann 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.

Related Material
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview with Ronald A. Kleemann, 2009 Oct. 11-12, conducted by Judith Richards.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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