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Creators:
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)
Dates:
1905-1967
Size:
2.1 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
AAA.neumjsra
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of gallery director, art dealer and publisher Jsrael Ber Neumann (1887-1961) measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1967. The papers document Neumann's career as the director of galleries in Berlin and Munich, Germany (1910-1924) as well as the New Art Circle gallery in New York City (1924-1952). Neumann was a respected art dealer, publisher of Artlover periodical, founder of Gehenna Press, and frequent lecturer. Found within his papers are correspondence with artists and museums, writings, printed materials mostly comprised of exhibition catalogues, artwork, and photographic materials.

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Creators:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
1895 - circa 2007
Size:
13.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.natimurp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the National Society of Mural Painters measure 13.1 linear feet and date from 1895 to circa 2007. The activities of the society are documented through administrative files, membership files, correspondence, committee files, exhibition and competition files, artist files, financial and legal records, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographic materials.

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Creators:
Mesches, Arnold, 1923-
Dates:
1939-2015
Size:
13.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mescarno
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City and Gainesville, Florida based painter Arnold Mesches (1923-2016) measure 13.6 linear feet and date from 1939-2015. The collection documents Mesches' politically-engaged career and work process through biographical material, correspondence, writings, gallery and exhibition files, project files, subject files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, and photographic material. Project files comprise a bulk of the collection and include grant files, activism files, project notebooks, and over 100 art project files containing drawings, source material, and photographic material for individual artworks.

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Creators:
Ankrum Gallery
Dates:
circa 1900-circa 1990s
bulk 1960-1990
Size:
41.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ankrgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Ankrum Gallery records measure 41.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 1990s, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1990. The papers include over 395 artists files, general gallery correspondence, project files, administrative records, exhibition files, collector and client files, financial material, printed material, 1 unbound scrapbook, and photographs. Also included are personal papers of gallery founder Joan Ankrum and her nephew, artist Morris Broderson.

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Creators:
McChesney, Robert Pearson, 1913-2008
Dates:
1913-2006
Size:
6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mcchrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Robert Pearson McChesney measure 6 linear feet and date from 1913 to 2006. McChesney was an abstract expressionist painter and muralist based in Petaluma, California. The papers include biographical materials, correspondence, exhibition files, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographic materials.

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Creators:
Wilder, John Brantley
Dates:
1937-circa 1979
Size:
1.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wildjohb
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, journalist, and civil rights activist John Brantley Wilder measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1937 to circa 1979. The papers include correspondence; clippings; invoices; photographs; reproductions of some of Wilder's pen and ink sketches; as well as a scrapbook, which includes clippings, photographs, and printed material. Also included in the collection is a diorama representing a Sioux family.

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Creators:
Ludins, Ryah, 1896-1957
Dates:
circa 1920-1950
Size:
0.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ludiryah
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Ryah Ludins portfolio measures 0.1 linear feet and dates from circa 1920-1950. The porfolio contains photographs of murals by Ryah Ludins, which were mostly commissioned for government art projects in the 1930s.

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Creators:
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981
Dates:
1935-1980
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mcmaaudr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scattered papers of Audrey McMahon measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1935 through 1980. Found are correspondence, writings, notes and research files, and printed material assembled mainly during the late 1960s while assisting Francis V. O'Connor complete Federal Support for the Visual Arts: The New Deal and Now (1969) and The New Deal Art Projects: An Anthology of Memoirs (1970) and, to a lesser degree, miscellaneous files relating to McMahon's activities as Regional Director of the WPA Federal Art Project for New York and New Jersey . Included are photocopies of original correspondence (1935-41) between McMahon and Holger Cahill and Brehon Somervell, held by the National Archives.

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Creators:
Frank-Rush, La Vern, 1918-2011
Dates:
1936-2007
bulk 1936-1942
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
0.277 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.franla
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The La Vern Frank-Rush papers regarding the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, measure 0.2 linear feet and 0.277 GB and date from 1936 to 2007 with the bulk dated 1936 to 1942. Two scrapbooks compiled by Frank-Rush between 1936 and 1942 contain introductory and concluding statements added by her in 2006. A memoir, circa 2007, documents activities, achievements, staff, and participants of the WPA Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Also included are digital images of the scrapbooks and memoir, along with seven images of Frank-Rush's artwork.

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Creators:
Galerie Darthea Speyer (Paris, France)
Dates:
1953-2010
Size:
17.2 Linear feet
1.58 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.galedars
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Galerie Darthea Speyer measure 17.2 linear feet and 1.58 GB and date from 1953 to 2010. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the Paris gallery's relationship with American and European artists, as well as gallery exhibitions. Also found are scattered financial records, guestbooks, documentation on the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome art collection, exhibition announcements, posters, and additional photographs.