Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.levieli
Creators:
Levin, Eli, 1938-
Dates:
1949-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
261 Items
(on 3 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A resume; exhibition catalogs and announcements, ca. 1967-1983; clippings, ca. 1974-1983; illustrated letters from Levin to his father Meyer Levin and his stepmother, Tereska Levin, ca.1964-1974; a 73 p. typescript of Levin's recollections of his mother Mable Levin; poems, 1949; typescripts of Levin's essays on Arthur E. Haddock, Joseph Henry Sharp, the relationship between psychiatry and art, and contemporary Indian art; an undated transcript of Levin's interview with Fremont F. Ellis; a typescript of Meyer Levin's autobiography "In Love"; typescripts of Meyer Levin's essays on the 1977 Santa Fe Armory Show, his son Eli, and the Santa Fe art boom; price lists for works of art, 1973 and 1983; biographical data; a sketchbook, 1974-1984; and photographs and a photograph album of Levin and his paintings and sculpture.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker, and sculptor; Santa Fe, New Mexico. Levin first gained prominence as a painter with his "Bar Room" series, consisting of crowded bar room scenes with satirical undertones. He works in the tradition of the social realists often using egg tempra as his medium.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3290 available for use at AAA's Washington, D.C. office, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Library; and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Eli Levin after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Eli Levin, now known as Jo Basiste.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haddock, Arthur Earl, 1895-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ellis, Fremont F., 1897-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levin, Meyer, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santa Fe Armory Show (1977 : Santa Fe, N.M.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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