Barnett Newman papers, 1943-1971

Newman, Barnett, b. 1905 d. 1970
Painter, Author
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: REEL 3481: Six letters from Bradley Walker Tomlin, 1948-1952, and 15 from Mark Rothko, 1945-1950; catalogs with introductions by Newman, and other writings; catalogs, announcements and clippings on Newman, 1943-1971; a photograph of Newman at the opening of "The Intrasubjectives" at Kootz Gallery, 1949; and a photograph of Peggy Guggenheim with Polish artist Teresa Zarnower, ca. 1950.

UNMICROFILMED: Thirty letters from Clyfford Still, 1946-1956, addressed to Barnett and Annalee Newman. The letters were written during the period Still was teaching at the California School of Fine Art in San Francisco. He writes of his alienation from the New York and California art world, Clement Greenberg, the Bauhaus aesthetic, and his CSFA colleagues, including Ad Reinhardt, and his rift with Mark Rothko.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, writer; New York City.

Donated by Mrs. Barnett Newman, 1976-1994.

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