Chaim Gross papers
The papers of New York City sculptor and teacher Chaim Gross measure 21.1 linear feet and date from 1920-2004. The collection provides comprehensive documentation of Gross's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence with family, artists, writers, galleries, museums, educational institutions, and religious and philanthropic organizations, writings, personal business records, extensive printed and published material including motion picture film and video recordings of four documentaries, one hundred and fifteen sketchbooks spanning the bulk of Gross's career, and photographs of Gross, his family, many friends and colleagues from the art world, his studio, personal art collection, and works of art. An unprocessed addition of three sketchbooks was donated in 2020.
Forum Gallery records
The Forum Gallery records measure 9 linear feet and date from 1946 to 1992, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1992. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through administrative records and artist files.
Betty Esman papers
0.2 Linear feet (Addition)
Primarily correspondence, mail art, and printed material documenting Esman's career and her personal and professional relationships with artists Ray Johnson, Rufino Tamayo, Jacques Lipchitz and others.
Louis E. Stern papers
Correspondence, writings, art work, photographs and printed material relating to Stern's art collection and his relationships with Marc Chagall and family, and with Reuvin and Esther Rubin.
This accession consists of materials that document the design, production, and installation of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Among those exhibitions represented include Edward Hopper: The Watercolors; Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art; Silver and Gold: Photographs of the California Gold Rush; Posters American …
Lorrie Goulet papers
The papers of New York City sculptor, painter, educator, and writer Lorrie Goulet (1925- ) measure 10.0 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2009. Goulet's career is documented through biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, interviews, exhibition files, project and commission files, teaching files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.
Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists
Interviews of 72 artists, and transcripts for all but five, conducted by Arlene Jacobowitz, the Associate Curator for the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum, between 1965 and 1968. The artists discuss their work in the museum collection. Also included are 38 edited excerpts of the interviews, approximately 2-3 min. in length, used as "audio-labels" in the 1968 "Listening to Pictures" installation at the museum.
Rudy Burckhardt papers
The papers of photographer, filmmaker, and painter Rudy Burckhardt measure 5.6 linear feet and date from 1934 to 2015. A bulk of the collection consists of black and white negatives which document over 260 mid-to-late twentieth century modern artists, their work, studios, and/or exhibitions. Notable artists include Willem de Kooning, Dan Flavin, Joseph Cornell, Helen Frankenthaler, Donald Judd, Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Frank Stella, and many others. Burckhardt was hired to photograph for a number of New York art galleries such as the Leo Castelli Gallery and Green Gallery; art collectors including Chaim Gross and David Rockefeller; and art magazines such as ARTnews. Personal papers include announcements and an exhibition catalog; clippings; photographs on postcards; and a book, entitled Conversations with Rudy Burckhardt About Everything, by Simon Pettet, 1987. A small but rich addition to the collection dates from 1941-2015 and contains a curriculum vitae; letters from Joe Brainard, Harold Schimmel, and others; writings; one scrapbook dating from World War II containing letters Burckhardt wrote to Edwin Denby; printed announcements and clippings; and one photograph of Burckhardt taken by Yvonne Jacquette.
José de Creeft papers
The papers of Spanish-born sculptor and educator José de Creeft measure 28.1 linear feet and date from 1871 to 2004 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1910s to the 1980s. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, fifty diaries, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed materials, twenty-seven photo albums and other photographs, scrapbooks, and scattered sketches.
Charles Cajori papers
The papers of New York painter, Charles Cajori measure 7.3 linear feet and 0.070 GB and date from 1940-2015. The collection documents Cajori's activities as a painter, educator, and co-founder of the Tanager Gallery that was located on the Lower East Side in New York through correspondence; writings and notes; interviews, talks, and panel discussions, one digitized, on art and artists; and printed materials. There is a 2.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2015 and 2021 that includes correspondence consisting of postcards from Barbara Grossman to Charles Cajori, 1967-1968, and condulences to Barbara regarding Cajori's death; writings; printed material and a sound recording relating to Charles Cajori and the Tanager Gallery; printed material regarding works of art and exhibition reviews; thumb drives and DVDs containing interviews, works of art, installations, Cajori memorial; photographs are of Cajori (several BW oversized), with family and friends, black and white and color photographs of works of art, events and exhibition installations, slides of works of art including masters, and three black and white photographs of Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline's studio; biographical information; printed material; files regarding the New York Studio School and the conservation of paintings. Material dates from circa 1940-2015.