A Finding Aid to the Golda Lewis Papers, 1950-2004, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lewigold
Creators:
Lewis, Golda, d. 2005
Dates:
1950-2004
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.1 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of Golda Lewis measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1950-2004. The records document Lewis's career through personal and professional files, some sound and video recordings, printed material, and photographs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Golda Lewis measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1950-2004. The records document Lewis's career through personal and professional files, printed material, and photographs. Personal and professional files consist of biographical summaries and resumes, correspondence, sketchbooks, audio and video recordings of Lewis, gallery papers, and artist statements. Printed materials include solo and group exhibition catalogs, announcements, posters, and invitations; newspaper clippings from the United States and abroad; and press releases. Images include photographs, slides, negatives, and transparencies of Lewis and of Lewis with friends, artists, and family, and of her artwork and exhibitions.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 3 series.
  • Series 1: Personal and Professional Files, 1960-2004 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Printed Material, 1960s-2003 (Box 1-2, OV 3; 0.7 linear feet)
  • Series 3: Photographs, 1950-2003 (Box 2, OV 3; 0.6 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Golda Lewis (1915-2005) was an assemblage artist, papermaker, and painter active in New York City. She was taught painting by Hans Hofmann and Jack Tworkov, sculpture by Robert Laurent, and papermaking by Douglas Howell. Lewis's first group show was in 1957 at the National Gallery of Fine Art in Washington, D.C., and her first one woman exhibition was at the Balin-Traube Gallery in New York in 1963. Subsequent solo shows included exhibitions at Alonzo Gallery, the University of Wisconsin, and Court Gallery in Denmark. Lewis also participated in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, University of Missouri, Southampton College, Florida Atlantic University, and the San Francisco Museum of Art. Her work can be found at Gallery K in Washington, D.C., Foundations of Paper History in Holland, the British Paper Museum in London, the Canadian Paper Museum in Montreal, and other public and private collections in North America and Europe.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Christopher DeMairo in 2020.
Author
Christopher DeMairo
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2006 by Golda Lewis via Judy Michael, executor of Lewis's estate.

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.
Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing 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.
Preferred Citation
Golda Lewis papers, 1950-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Papermaking Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Assemblage artists -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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