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
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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.
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.

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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