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|Named Person:||Lawrence Alloway; Harry Baziotes; Meʼir Bernshṭin; Rudi Blesh; Paul Bodin; Nathan Halper; Harriet Grossman Janis; Gerome Kamrowski; Michel Licht; Maria Motherwell; Robert Motherwell; Donald Paneth; Pablo Picasso; Maya Ruiz-Picasso; Maurice Sievan; Clyfford Still; Orlando Zulueta|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
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William Baziotes; Alfred H Barr, Jr.; Ethel Baziotes; Christos Baziotes; André Breton; John Canaday; Giovanni Castano; Clement Greenberg; Peggy Guggenheim; David Hare; Jean Hélion; Samuel Melvin Kootz; Francis P Lee; Roberto Sebastián Matta Echaurren; Hans Namuth; Gordon Onslow-Ford; Charles Peterson; Jackson Pollock; F Ricci; Gertrud Schumm; Ethel Schwabacher; Byron Vazakas; Peter A. Juley & Son.; Kootz Gallery (N.Y.)
|Description:||7.3 linear ft.|
Published and unpublished articles on Baziotes, including a literary portrait by Donald Paneth, undated; notes and writings by Baziotes, undated; teaching files from Hunter College, 1957, 1960-1962; letters to Baziotes, 1940-1969, from: Lawrence Alloway, Alfred Barr, Andre Breton, Clement Greenberg, Peggy Guggenheim, David Hare, Jean Helion, Matta, Maria and Robert Motherwell, Charles Peterson, an invitation from Jackson Pollock, WPA Easel Artists Division, 1940-1941; 3 letters (one illustrated) from William to Ethel, 1940-1941; photocopies of a questionnaire prepared for the Museum of Modern Art, regarding Baziotes' painting "Dwarf", ca. 1951; letters to Ethel Baziotes, 1961-1969; photographs of Baziotes, Ethel, family and friends, including photographs of Baziotes by Francis P. Lee, Hans Namuth, and Peter A. Juley & Son; exhibition announcements and catalogs; and a scrapbook of clippings, 1944-1969.
Letters from Baziotes to his brother Christos, 1936-1951. Baziotes encourages Christos and another brother Harry in their art, and discusses employment on the WPA Easel Project, the New York art scene, teaching at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and at New York University, his relationships with Paul Bodin, Clement Greenberg, Samuel Kootz, Francis Lee, Joan Miro, and Robert Motherwell.
Business correspondence, mainly with the Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, letters to Ethel Baziotes, 1962-1972, including letters of condolence; photographs of Ethel Baziotes, Rudi Blesh, Nathan Halper, Harriet Janis, Ethel Schwabacher, Maurice Sievan, Clyfford Still, and others; newspaper and magazine articles; and exhibition announcements and catalogs.
Letters to William, ca. 1940-1990, including congratulatory notes upon being awarded a prize at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1947; letters to Ethel from John Canaday, John (Giovanni) Castano, Gerome Kamrowski, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Gertrud Schumm, Ethel Schwabacher, Byron Vazakas, and museums and galleries regarding exhibiting William's works of art including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's retrospective, 1964, and Newport Harbor Museum's retrospective exhibition, 1987; business letters and a record of sales from the Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, 1952-1957; ; writings by William, ca. 1950, Ethel, 1972, 1992, and undated, and others, including Schwabacher, 1971, 1972; a sketchbook, 1960-1961; a portrait of William by Peter A. Juley & Son, ca. 1953; photographs ca. 1900-1978, of family and friends, including Meir Bernstein (Meir Bernsh̕tin) and his studio, Paul Bodin, Michel Licht, Maria Motherwell, Pablo and Maya Picasso, Orlando Zulueta, and others; photos of works of art by William including the Crystal Restaurant murals in Reading, Pa., 1941-1942; exhibition announcements and catalogs 1944-1992; clippings, 1944-1991; and auction catalogs, 1965, 1981-1992.
An untranscribed interview of Harry and Constance Baziotes conducted by Francis Ricci for "Art in Review," 1982 (1 cassette); miscellaneous printed material not related to Baziotes; and slides of the Baziotes residences.
- Alloway, Lawrence, -- 1926-1990.
- Baziotes, Harry.
- Bernshṭin, Meʼir, -- -1978.
- Blesh, Rudi, -- 1899-1985.
- Bodin, Paul, -- $$d 1910-1994.
- Halper, Nathan.
- Janis, Harriet Grossman.
- Kamrowski, Gerome.
- Licht, Michel, -- 1893-1953.
- Motherwell, Maria.
- Motherwell, Robert.
- Paneth, Donald.
- Picasso, Pablo, -- 1881-1973.
- Ruiz-Picasso, Maya.
- Sievan, Maurice.
- Still, Clyfford, -- 1904-1980.
- Zulueta, Orlando.
- Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
- Abstract expressionism.
- Painters -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Art, Abstract.