A Finding Aid to the Robin Tewes Papers, 1950-2016, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.tewerobi
Creators:
Tewes, Robin
Dates:
1950-2016
Languages:
English
Collection is in English
Physical Description:
8.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of painter and educator Robin Tewes measure 8.4 linear feet and date from 1950-2016. The collection documents the life of a veteran New York artist, active in artist run galleries, such as Fifth Street Gallery, and in artists' organizations. Among the papers are biographical material, correspondence, nine notebooks, project files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographic material, artwork, nine sketchbooks, and a few artifacts.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter and educator Robin Tewes measure 8.4 linear feet and date from 1950-2016. The collection documents the life of a veteran New York artist, active in artist run galleries, such as Fifth Street Gallery, and in artists' organizations. Among the papers are biographical material, correspondence, nine notebooks, project files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographic material, artwork, nine sketchbooks, and a few artifacts.
Notable correspondents include Tewes' longtime friend and writer Beverly Donofrio, as well as Andrea Belag, Vija Celmins, Petah Coyne, Ilona Granet, Mark Innerst, Joyce Kozloff, Ruth Marten, Mark Tansey, Marcia Tucker, Martha Wilson, and Nina Yankowitz.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 11 series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, 1950-2012 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1970-2016 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1-2)
  • Series 3: Notebooks, 2007-2015 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2)
  • Series 4: Project Files, circa 1975-2015 (1.6 linear feet; Box 2-3, OV 10-11)
  • Series 5: Teaching Files, 1997-2015 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3-4)
  • Series 6: Personal Business Records, circa 1975-2010 (0.2 linear feet; Box 4)
  • Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1970-2015 (2.5 linear feet; Box 4-6, OV 12)
  • Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1958-2015 (0.6 linear feet; Box 7, OV 13; 332 Megabytes; ER01)
  • Series 9: Artwork, circa 1950-2015 (0.7 linear feet; Box 7, OV 14-15)
  • Series 10: Sketchbooks, circa 1984-2010 (0.6 linear feet; Box 8-9)
  • Series 11: Artifacts, circa 2000, circa 2009 (0.2 linear feet; Box 9)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robin Tewes (1950- ) is a New York painter and educator. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Tewes graduated from the High School of Art and Design in 1968 and received her BFA from Hunter College in 1978. Tewes was an original member of P.S. 122 Painting Association and founded the Fifth Street Gallery which operated on the Lower East Side in the late 1970s. Tewes has taught at several colleges and universities around New York City including Bard College, Hunter College, Pace University, Parsons the New School for Design, and the School of Visual Arts. She has been included in numerous exhibitions, both domestically and internationally.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2017.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 by Robin Tewes.

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
The Robin Tewes papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Robin Tewes papers, 1950-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Belag, Andrea Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celmins, Vija, 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coyne, Petah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Donofrio, Beverly Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Innerst, Mark, 1957- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kozloff, Joyce Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marten, Ruth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tansey, Mark, 1949- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tucker, Marcia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Martha, 1947- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yankowitz, Nina Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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