Christopher Wilmarth papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wilmchri
Creators:
Wilmarth, Christopher
Dates:
1956-1987
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
6.4 Linear feet
(on 6 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs, business correspondence, printed matter, writings, and miscellaneous files documenting Wilmarth's career as a sculptor and printmaker, 1956-1987, and his teaching activities at Cooper Union, 1970-1980.
Scope and Contents
Photographs, color transparencies, and color slides of pieces of Wilmarth's studio at the time of his death (with estate inventory), of works owned by collectors and museums, and of some destroyed pieces. Business correspondence concerns gallery representation, exhibitions, sales, proposals and commissions, and grants and awards; also documented is Wilmarth's "Studio for the First Amendment," and a dispute with Andre Emmerich Gallery in 1978. Miscellaneous files include information on artists' rights with sample contracts; notes on shipping, crating, framing, and related services, with invoices; detailed installation instructions, both general and for specific pieces; insurance and damage claims.
Scope and Contents
Printed matter consists mainly of reviews and criticism, exhibition catalogs, and invitations. Records concerning Wilmarth's teaching career include photographs of works by individual students, installation views of student exhibitions, class rosters and grade sheets, course descriptions, class assignments/problems, correspondence with college administrators, and ephemera (possibly souvenirs collected by students on a class trip).

Arrangement
Arrangement
I. Works in the Wilmarth estate. II. Works owned by others. III. Awards and grants. IV. Commissions and proposals. V. Packing, shipping, and installation notes. VI. "Emmerich War." VII. Studio for the First Amendment. VIII. Studios. IX. Exhibitions. X. Writings. XI. Reviews. XII. Correspondence. XIII. Teaching. XIV. Miscellaneous. Exhibitions filed alphabetically by the name of the museum or gallery, and correspondence arranged alphabetically within the subcategories of publications, individuals, museums and galleries; all other material is arranged chronologically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, printmaker, and educator; New York, N.Y. d. 1987 B.F.A., Cooper Union, 1965.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4293-4298 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1989. Material is from the artist's studio, and was donated by his widow, Susan Wilmarth.

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
Artists' contracts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art commissions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Minimal sculpture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
André Emmerich Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Art School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studio for the First Amendment Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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