Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.stilary
Creators:
Stillman, Ary, 1891-1967
Dates:
1924-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(microfilmed on 4 reels)
2 Videocassettes
Unmicrofilmed
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Printed material, photographs, correspondence, reminiscences, diaries, and videotapes.
Scope and Contents
REELS 99-100: Photographs; reminiscences; Frances Stillman's diary of a 1952 trip to Europe; and clippings and catalogs.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1772: Correspondence, 1976-1979, between Frances Stillman and Clement Greenberg regarding Ary's work; a 109 page reminiscence, dictated by Stillman and supplemented by Frances, covering his early life, his move to the United States, and subsequent trips abroad; excerpts from Frances' diary; and Stillman's remarks about his art.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1773: A list of museums with work by Stillman; clippings and an article on Stillman; 3 exhibition catalogs; and a scrapbook, 1967-1972, documenting the establishment of the Stillman-Lack Foundation, containing notes by James Chillman, Jr., Director Emeritus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the first catalog published by the foundation, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and announcements from Stillman exhibitions.
Scope and Contents
VIDEO RECORDINGS: Two VHS videos. One, produced by Pearlman Productions, Houston, Tex., 1983, is excerpts of a conversation Sid Lash held with Frances Stillman on her husband's paintings for KHOU-TV, Houston, February 20, 1969 (10 minutes). The other,"Ary Stillman: 58 years of painting," was produced and directed by Henry L. Thomas, director of Technical Instruction for the Spring Branch Independent School District, and narrated by Frances Stillman (55 min.) In both videos, Mrs. Stillman discusses her husband's paintings as they are shown.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York, N.Y. Born in Russia, he emigrated to the United States at the turn of the century.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 99-100 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1772 Unavailable through interlibrary loan until restriction is lifted.
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1773 available for use through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 1772 and scrapbook on reel 1773: Originals in the Stillman-Lack Foundation (http://www.stillmanlack.org/), Houston, Tex.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 99-100 and 1773 (fr. 5-57) donated 1967 and 1980 by Frances Stillman, Ary Stillman's widow and president of the Stillman- Lack Foundation (http://www.stillmanlack.org/); she donated the videos in 1985. Material on reel 1772 and the scrapbook on reel 1773 were lent for microfilming by the Stillman-Lack Foundation, 1980.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Reel 1772: ACCESS RESTRICTED: written permission required.
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
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Texas -- Houston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chillman, James, 1891- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stillman, Frances Fribourg, b. 1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stillman-Lack Foundation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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