Paul Allen Reed papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.reedpaul
Creators:
Reed, Paul, 1919-
Dates:
1952-2008
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.7 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, works of art, photographs, audio visual material, printed material relating to Reed's artwork and career as a painter and educator.
Scope and Contents
Biographical material consists of Reed's personal statements and curriculum vita. Correspondence consists of letters (mostly photocopies) from museums and galleries regarding the purchasing and/or exhibiting of Reed's art works, and between Reed and Claudine Humblet, mostly concerning research for her book, "The New American Abstraction, 1950-1970." Writings include Reed's teaching plans and notes, as well as unpublished writing by others, about Reed. Works of art consist of approximately 128 original studies for Reed's works in various media. Photographs are of Reed and his works of art, many on compact disc. Audio visual material includes tape-recordings, including Reed and Roger Selby responding to a letter by Ellen Gross, Feb. 23, 1969 (1 cassette), an interview of Reed conducted by Ed Zerne, Dec. 16, 1985 (2 cassettes) and a VHS video showing Reed's art works in reverse chronology from 1992 to 1936. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, clippings (photocopies); and a set of playing cards featuring a work of art by Reed (published by the Women's Committee of the Wadsworth Athenaeum).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; educator; Washington, D.C. Reed is a second generation Washington Color School painter.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1995 and 2008 by Paul Reed.

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.
Conditions Governing Use
All images of works of art: Authorization to reproduce for purposes of publication must be obtaiend from Paul Reed or Jean Reed Roberts.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Color-field painting -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Humblet, Claudine, 1946- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zerne, Ed Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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