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Creators:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Dates:
1970-1992
Size:
33.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.womabuil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Woman's Building feminist arts organization in Los Angeles measure 33.5 linear feet and date from 1970-1992. Originally founded by artist Judy Chicago, graphic designer Sheila Levant de Bretteville, and art historian Arlene Raven in 1973, the Woman's Building served as an education center and public gallery space for women artists in southern California. The records document both the educational and exhibition activities and consist of administrative records, financial and legal records, publications, curriculum files, exhibition files, grant funding records and artist's works of arts and prints. A significant portion of the collection documents the Women's Graphic Center, a typesetting, design, and printing service operated by The Woman's Building.

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Creators:
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-
Dates:
circa 1870s-1975
bulk 1918-1975
Size:
26 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fabrralp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Ralph Fabri papers measure 26.0 linear feet and are dated circa 1870s-1975, with the bulk of the material dated 1918-1975. Biographical information, correspondence, subject files, writings, art work, financial records, miscellaneous records, scrapbooks, printed material, a videotape of Fabri in his studio, and photographs document the professional career and personal life of the painter, printmaker, commercial artist, writer, and teacher.

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Creators:
Frank, Mary, 1933-
Dates:
1884-2017
bulk 1957-1990
Size:
4.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.franmary
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor and painter Mary Frank measure 4.2 linear feet and date from 1884-2017. Included are correspondence, writings, photographs, artwork and printed material documenting Frank's career. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings include dreams recounted in detail, poems, and ideas for works of art, some illustrated. Black and white photographs are of Frank, her sculptures, friends and family, and source material. Artwork includes drawings and sketches in dry point, pencil and watercolor. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, brochures and clippings.

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Creators:
Gerson, Otto
Gerson, Ilse, 1901-1980
Dates:
1933-1980
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gersotto
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York art dealers and gallery owners Otto and Ilse Gerson measure 3 linear feet and date from 1933 to 1980. This collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, exhibition files, artists' files, collectors' files, business records, inventory and stock records, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Zeisler, Claire, 1903-1991
Dates:
1941-1992
Size:
3.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.zeisclai
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of fiber artist Claire Zeisler measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1941 to 1992. Zeisler's career is documented through project files, printed materials, and scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of twenty-two scrapbooks containing resumes and chronologies; an honorary degree; business correspondence with libraries, museums, and other institutions concerning exhibitions of Zeisler's work and the loan of her personal art collection; exhibition lists and condition reports; loan records; printed materials for exhibitons; and scattered sketches and hanging instructions. Project files contain documents relating to titled weavings and general works, and may include fabric samples, hanging instructions, plans, and material costs. Also found are three exhibition catalogs.

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Creators:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953
Dates:
1906-2013
Size:
11.8 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kuniyasu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1906-2013. The collection documents his career as a painter, graphic artist, and photographer, as well as his involvement in political, social, and art organizations, especially during World War II. Included are biographical material; correspondence; writings by Kuniyoshi and others; subject files primarily on his participation in various organizations and business dealings with American and Japanese galleries, museums, and dealers; exhibition catalogs and other printed material; photographs of Kuniyoshi and others; and artwork; exhibition and artwork records; and four scrapbooks. The collection also contains materials on Kuniyoshi's career and artwork obtained after his death by his widow Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi.

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Creators:
Artists Talk on Art
Dates:
circa 1974-2018
Size:
64.4 Linear feet
317.43 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.artitalk
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.

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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:
Arnold Herstand & Company
Dates:
1927-1995
Size:
3.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.arnohers
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Arnold Herstand & Co. records and Arnold Herstand papers measure 3.8 linear feet and date from 1927-1995. The papers document Herstand's career as a university administrator, art dealer, and artist. The collection consists of biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; artist files of the Arnold Herstand & Co. gallery; lectures and writings by Herstand; artwork by Arnold Herstand and other artists; photographs of Herstand, friends, family, and Herstand's artwork; and printed material relating to the Arnold Herstand & Co. gallery and Herstand's artistic career. Also included are video recordings.

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Creators:
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991
Dates:
circa 1830-1983
bulk 1930-1970
Size:
22.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sparvict
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Victor D. Spark papers measure 22.2 linear feet and date from circa 1830 to 1983, with the bulk of the material from 1930 to 1970. The papers document Spark's career as a New York City art dealer and appraiser who was most active from World War II through the 1970s, focusing on Old Masters paintings and 19th and early 20th century American art. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artist files, client files, financial records, legal records, printed material, and photographs.

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