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|Named Person:||F Carlton Ball; Frida Kahlo; Everett Oehlschlaeger; Diego Rivera; Byron Thomas|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Aaron Bohrod; Ivan Albright; Thomas Hart Benton; Leonard Bocour; David Breger; Henri Cadiou; Noel Coward; Adolf Dehn; Virginia E Dehn; Philip Evergood; Lily Harmon; Philip Pearlstein; Fred Shane; Claude Yvel
|Description:||17.8 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)|
Biographical sketches; correspondence, 1942-1974, primarily letters from colleagues including David Breger, Adolf Dehn, and the Milch Galleries, with one letter each from Thomas Hart Benton, Henri Cadiou, and Noel Coward; and letters from children and letters of recommendation by Bohrod; a file on the F. Carlton Ball/Aaron Bohrod pottery collaboration, 1952-1956, containing correspondence, writings, photographs of pottery sketchbooks and of art work, printed and financial material; writings, 1954-1973, including articles and lectures by and about Bohrod, a typescript, "Proposals to License Artists" by Jack Berland; a file for Bohrod's book, A Decade of Still Life, 1966, containing notes and mss. drafts, and book reviews; photographs, undated, of art work and artists, among them Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera; and 13 drawings by Bohrod. Also on microfilm are miscellaneous legal documents, financial papers, such as price lists, and receipts; exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1939-1972 and other printed material such as clippings, magazine articles, press releases, and reproductions.
Audiovisual material, 1972-1973, including a 1973 sound recording of an interview with Bohrod by Robert Cromie of WGW Chicago, and a 1973 interview with Bohrod for the program "Full Circle" on 16 mm motion picture film produced at the University of Wisconsin Extension Program. Biographical material, 1942-1980, includes biographical sketches, medical records concerning heart surgery, 2 drivers licenses, membership cards, award certificates, and War Art Unit employment records. Correspondence, 1933-1994, ca. 5 linear ft., is with artists and others, including Ivan Albright, Leonard Bocour, Henri Cadiou, Adolf and Virginia Dehn, Lily Harmon, Fred Shane, and Claude Yvel. (Three letters, 1849-1866, concern the business interests of O.S. Chafee and Mr. Bushnell.) Files on galleries, 1961-1993, contain letters, financial and printed material, and photographs; among the galleries are ACA Galleries, American Artists Group, Grace Chosy Gallery, Harmon-Meek Gallery, Milch Galleries, and the Everett Oehlschlaeger Galleries.
The miscellaneous business records series, 1940-1994, consists of price lists, 4 ledgers listing sales and expenses, a trust accounts ledger, 2 check registers, a publication contract, records of royalty payments, real estate records, insurance records, records of investments, tax records, and miscellaneous receipts. The notes series includes a card file of addresses, mailing lists, lists of art work, guest register for an unidentified exhibition, notes concerning ceramics, and other various lists.
Writings, 1949-1990, include lecture manuscripts, Bohrod's reminiscences of John Sloan from the 1930s at the Art Students League, and other mss., as well as student compositions and typescripts about Bohrod by others.
Art work by Bohrod, 1954-1989, includes 7 small sketchbooks, 36 drawings, 8 prints, and designs for fabric and a pin. Art work by others, undated and 1951, includes a sixteenth century woodcut torn from a book, an etching by Philip Evergood, and a lithograph by Philip Pearlstein.
Scrapbooks, 1929-1992, 7 v., contain award certificates, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, book dust jackets designed by Bohrod, and photographs of art work. Found is documentation on Bohrod's Life magazine assignments as an artist-correspondent during WWII.
Printed material, 1831-1995, includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, programs, calendars of events, brochures, booklets, books, reproductions of art work, blueprints for Bohrod's studio, and philatelic material. There is also a catalog for Byron Thomas contains a photograph of Thomas.
Photographs, 1930-1990, (ca. 3,000 totalling 4 linear ft.), are of Bohrod (ca. 300), his family, studio (ca. 50), exhibition installations, and colleagues, including Carlton Ball and 2 group photographs of the Associated American Artists. Over 1,200 are of Bohrod's art work, and include his early and War Art Unit works (ca. 450), still life (trompe l'oeil) paintings (ca. 880), and ceramics. Travel photographs, 1935-1945, are of miscellaneous towns, farms, and industrial sites primarily in midwestern America, and include behind-the-scenes views of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. There are also photographs of miscellaneous Pacific Islands and various bomb-damaged towns in Europe taken during World War II.
- Ball, F. Carlton, -- 1911-1992.
- Kahlo, Frida.
- Oehlschlaeger, Everett, -- 1902-
- Rivera, Diego, -- 1886-1957.
- Thomas, Byron, -- 1902-1978.
- ACA Galleries.
- American Artists Group.
- Associated American Artists.
- Grace Chosy Gallery.
- Harmon-Meek Gallery (Naples, Fla.)
- Milch Galleries.
- Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows.
- University of Wisconsin--Madison -- Faculty.
- Painters -- Wisconsin -- Madison.
- Ceramicists -- Wisconsin.
- Art and war.
- Decorative arts.