Avis Berman research material on Katharine Kuh, 1939-2006

Berman, Avis, b. 1949
Art historian, Author
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 3.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The Avis Berman research material on art dealer and curator Katharine Kuh measures 3.0 linear feet and dates from 1939 to 2006. The materials were compiled by art historian Avis Berman in preparing Katharine Kuh's memoir, which was published posthumously as, "My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator." The collection includes Katharine Kuh's files; Kuh's drafts, manuscripts and interviews for her memoir; and Avis Berman's files relating to the book's publication. Also included is memorabilia.

Biographical/Historical Note: Avis Berman (1949- ) is an art historian from New York, N.Y. Berman is Katharine Kuh's executor. Kuh opened her own gallery in Chicago in the 1930s representing a variety of now well known artists. She is considered a pioneer for women in the field of art.

The Avis Berman Research Material, 1939-2006 was donated to the Archives of American Art by Avis Berman, an art historian and literary executor of Katharine Kuh's estate in 2007.

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The Archives of American Art holds the Katherine Kuh papers, 1908-1994. Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Katharine Kuh conducted by Avis Berman, Mar. 18, 1982-Mar. 23, 1983. Additional Katharine Kuh material is located at the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.