Query: American Abstract Artists
American Abstract Artists records
Creators:
American Abstract Artists
Dates:
1936-1983
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerabst
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Abstract Artists measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1936 through 1983. The records document the founding of the organization in 1936, membership activities, general administration, and exhibitions via correspondence, member writings, financial and legal records, printed materials, and photographs.

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Abstract art around the world today
Creators:
American Abstract Artists
Dates:
1954 Mar. 16
Size:
2 Sound tapes ((37 p. transcript), 7 in.)
Collection ID:
AAA.amerabsa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A tape-recording of a forum presented by the American Abstract Artists at the Museum of Modern Art. Panel members include Josef Albers, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Saburo Hasegawa, Franz Kline, George L. K. Morris, and Aline Saarinen with Henry Botkin as moderator. Botkin, Albers, Barr, Hasegawa, and Kline are on …

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Ilya Bolotowsky papers
Creators:
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981
Dates:
1937-1980
Size:
0.3 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.boloilya
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, exhibition catalogs, printed materials, writings, photograph and plays.

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Phyllis Freeman research material on artists' manifestos
Creators:
Freeman, Phyllis
Dates:
1966-1997
Size:
10.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.freephyl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Research materials assembled by Phyllis Freeman, on the subject of 20th century artists' manifestos. Files include research correspondence, mss. drafts of the monograph (never published), "Manifestos in the Visual Arts: Programs and Movements Since 1900," and eight feet of subject files, covering movements and groups such as Abstract Expressionism, American Abstract Artists …

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Dorothy and Leo Rabkin papers
Creators:
Rabkin, Leo
Rabkin, Dorothy, 1922-2008
Dates:
1940-1979
Size:
4.6 Linear feet ((partially filmed on 1 microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.rabkleo
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Papers relating to Leo and Dorothy Rabkin as art collectors, as well as Leo Rabkin's work in painting and sculpture and with American Abstract Artists.

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Oral history interviews of artists conducted by Susan C. Larsen
Creators:
Larsen, Susan C.
Dates:
1973-1978
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.larssusa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The oral history interviews conducted by Susan C. Larsen measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1973 to 1978. The majority of the interviews were conducted by Susan Larsen in preparation for her dissertation, "The American Abstract Artists Group: A History and Evaluation of Its Impact Upon American Art, 1936-1974" at Northwestern University in 1975. Interviews on this topic include Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne, Ilya Bolotowsky, George McNeil, Ruth Vollmer, Balcomb Greene, and Vaclav Vytlacil. Also included are an interview with Charles Carpenter, executor of the Charles Greene Shaw estate; an interview conducted by Sandra Kraskin, at the request of Larsen, with Willem and Elaine de Kooning regarding the Albert Eugene Gallatin Collection and its impact upon artists in the 1930s and 1940s; and an interview with Richard Diebenkorn. These interviews were not used in Larsen's dissertation.

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Alice Trumbull Mason papers
Creators:
Mason, Alice Trumbull, 1904-1971
Dates:
1921-1977
Size:
1.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.masoalic
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of abstract artist Alice Trumbull Mason date from 1921 to 1977 and measure 1.3 linear feet. The collection documents her career as a painter, particularly her role as one of the founders of the American Abstract Artists group, through biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, fellow artists, art galleries, museums, and organizations; writings and notes, including notebooks of poetry and other creative writings; a small amount of printed material; photographs of Mason, friends, and her artwork; and original artwork, including five sketchbooks.

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Frederick J. Whiteman papers
Creators:
Whiteman, Frederick J. (Frederick John), 1909-1997
Dates:
[ca. 1939-]1989
Size:
0.1 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.whitfred
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical information; letters; photographs of Whiteman and his art works; drawings and notes from the two- and three-dimensional design courses created by Alexander Kostellow and Donald Dohner for Pratt Institute; and an extended résumé containing detailed biographical information and statements on art.

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Esphyr Slobodkina papers
Creators:
Slobodkina, Esphyr, 1908-2002
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981
Dates:
circa 1925-1995
Size:
1.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.slobesph
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, sculptor, author, and illustrator Esphyr Slobodkina measure 1.9 linear feet and date from circa 1925 to 1995. Found within the papers are personal and professional correspondence, including letters from Ilya Bolotowsky, George L.K. Morris, and Paul Kelpe; writings, including a copy of the autobiography Notes for a Biographer (vol. 1); printed materials; photographs; and material on the American Abstract Artists, including administrative records, business correspondence, and publications.

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Oral history interview with Leo Rabkin
Creators:
Rabkin, Leo
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1968 Dec. 4
Size:
97 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.rabkin68
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Leo Rabkin conducted 1968 Dec. 4, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Rabkin speaks of his youth in Cincinnati in a Russian-Jewish family; his early study of music; teaching; his watercolor techniques; prints on plastic; the importance of the box in his life; his concern with …

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