Seymour Rosofsky papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.rososeym
Creators:
Rosofsky, Seymour, 1924-
Dates:
1945-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.5 Linear feet
(on 7 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Sketchbooks, prints, drawings, correspondence, and business and printed materials relating to the activities of Seymour Rosofsky.
Scope and Contents
Reels 4183-4187: Sixty sketchbooks (circa 1945-1980) range in size from 5" x 8" to 18" x 24" and are accompanied by 2 linocuts and 42 drawings and watercolors.
Scope and Contents
Reels 4187-4189: Biographical materials include resumes (1959-1981), a transcript (1970) from the Art Institute of Chicago and medical records (1966-1967, 1980). Correspondence (1947-1981) concerns art-related activities and includes 12 letters (1978-1981) from William Stipe, letters of condolence (1981) to Carol Rosofsky after her husband's death, and a file (1981-1982) on the Rosofsky Memorial Fund. Business records consist of an accounts notebook of works sent out (1978-1981), income tax returns (1969-1976), invoices (1966-1981) for art supplies, receipts (1963-1982) and 5 leases (1969-1981) for Rosofsky's apartment.
Scope and Contents
A file (1968-1973) contains letters and printed material concerning the Chicago City College art program. Printed materials consist of clippings (1954-1981), press releases (1961-1981), exhibition announcements and catalogs (1966-1981), and publications containing illustrations by Rosofsky. Other materials include a proposal (1967) for a center for craftsmen and artists, lists of exhibitions and PAC members, a linocut portrait of a man, 30 ink sketches and a card file of addresses.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker and art instructor, Chicago, Illinois. Studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with Boris Anisfeld, a student of Chagall, and at the Universities of Biarritz and Chicago. Rosofsky was part of the group of Chicago artists known as the "Monster Roster" in the early 1950s. His surrealistic works were usually set in Chicago. He taught at Loop Junior College (Chicago City Colleges) from 1964 until his death in 1981.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4183-4189 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Carol Rosofsky, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Loaned and donated by Rosofsky's widow, Carol Rosofsky.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Surrealism -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stipe, William S., 1916- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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