Sidney Laufman papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.laufsidn
Creators:
Laufman, Sidney, 1891-
Woodstock Artists Association (Woodstock, N.Y.)
Dates:
[ca.1922-1983]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical data; citations and awards; correspondence with Louis Bouche, Eliot Clark, Ralph Fabri, Leon Kroll, Ethel Magafan, Meyer Schapiro, dealers and others; a tape recording of an interview of Laufman conducted by Karl Fortess, 1967; and a transcript of an interview of Laufman conducted by Joseph Trovato, 1965. Photographs of Laufman and his paintings.
Scope and Contents
Typescripts of lectures and writings; 5 notebooks relating to his techniques, materials, and style, lists of works, and business notes, 1942 to 1952; a journal and a typescript of the journal kept by his wife Beatrice, ca. 1938-1955 and 3 of her oil paintings, 1926; business records; exhibition announcements and catalogs; printed material on the Third Woodstock Art Conference sponsored by the Woodstock Artists Association and others, 1950; clippings and approximately 100 photographs of Laufman and his paintings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Landscape painter; born in Cleveland, Ohio; d. 1985. He studied at the Cleveland School of Art, the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and under Robert Henri at the Art Students League of New York. After World War I, he and his wife settled in Paris where he worked for thirteen years before returning to the United States. He was active in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration in Florida and the WPA in New York. He also taught at the Art Students League in 1938.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1983-1984 by Sidney Laufman.

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.

Related Materials
Sidney Laufman papers also at Syracuse University.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clark, Eliot Candee, 1883- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Laufman, Beatrice R., d. 1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magafan, Ethel, 1915 or 6-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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