Israel and Idee Levitan papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.leviisra2
Creators:
Levitan, Israel, 1912-1982
Levitan, Idee
Dates:
[ca.1946-1982]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, a photograph, and printed material documenting Israel and Idee Levitan's involvement in the New York art community after WWII. Correspondence includes letters from Elaine de Kooning, Katherine Dreier, Noah Koff, Merle Armitage, Howard Dearstyne, James Aronson, and others and one letter from the Levitans to Howard Dearstyne. The photographs are of Carl Milles, Svea Kline, and Lillian Helm. Among the printed material are exhibition announcements, including one for a faculty exhibition at the Parsons School of Design featuring Elaine de Kooning in 1976 and various newspaper clippings, including an obituary for Amedee Ozenfant.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptors, New York, N.Y.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2007 by Mark Borghi, gallery owner and art dealer, Mark Borghi Fine Arts. Borghi purchased the papers from the Levitan estate in 2006.

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
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dearstyne, Howard. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aronson, James. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Kooning, Elaine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Koff, Noah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kline, Svea Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Helm, Lillian Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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