Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Aimée Brown Price research material regarding Peter Krasnow, 1946-2021, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.priceaim
Creators:
Price, Aimée Brown, 1939-
Dates:
1946-2021
bulk circa 1970- circa 1998
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:
Aimée Brown Price research material regarding Peter Krasnow measures 1.0 linear feet and dates from 1946 to 2021, with the bulk dating between circa 1970 and circa 1998. The collection includes annotated slide dividers; correspondence and notes related to collectors of Krasnow's works and to Price's research; inventory notes of Krasnow's studio; writings and printed material both by and about Krasnow; print photographs and slides depicting Krasnow's work; and research material related to art critic Sadakichi Hartmann.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Aimée Brown Price research material regarding Peter Krasnow measures 1.0 linear feet and dates from 1946 to 2021, with the bulk dating between circa 1970 and circa 1998. The collection includes annotated slide dividers; correspondence and notes related to collectors of Krasnow's works and to Price's research; inventory notes of Krasnow's studio; writings and printed material both by and about Krasnow; print photographs and slides depicting Krasnow's work; and research material related to art critic Sadakichi Hartmann.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Aimée Brown Price (1939- ) is an American art historian based in New York City.
Peter Krasnow (1886-1979) was a painter, sculptor, and printmaker who lived and worked primarily in Southern California. He was born on August 20, 1886 in the Ukraine to Jewish parents. Krasnow emigrated to the United States in 1907 and moved to Los Angeles in 1922 with his wife Rose (1885-1984). Earlier in his career, Krasnow created watercolor paintings of landscapes and wood carvings, but beginning in 1934, he began to create paintings which depicted geometric designs and often incorporated symbolism from his Jewish heritage. Krasnow continued to paint until his death on October 30, 1979 in Los Angeles.

Administration
Author
Whitney Sprinkle
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2022 by Aimée Brown Price and Monroe E. Price, executors of Krasnow's estate and trustees of the Peter and Rose Krasnow Foundation.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Whitney Sprinkle in 2022.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Preferred Citation
Aimée Brown Price research material regarding Peter Krasnow, 1946-2021. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-1984.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Painters -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carvers -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Jewish art and symbolism Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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