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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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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 tape 1. Morris, Saarinen and others are on...

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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,...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 light; his collections of wood furniture ...

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Creators:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1968 January 15
Size:
78 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.barnet68
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Will Barnet conducted 1968 January 15, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

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