Dore Ashton papers, 1849, 1931-2010

Ashton, Dore, b. 1928
Art critic, Educator, Author
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 41.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of Dore Ashton measure 12.8 linear feet and date from 1931-2010, with one letter in the Joseph Cornell subject file dating from 1849. The records document Dore Ashton's career as an art critic, historian and educator, with particular depth for the period of 1952 through 1990. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, over 4.5 linear feet of correspondence, writings, subject files, printed materials, artwork, and reference photographs of artworks. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with many artists, writers and others, including Pat Adams, James Adley, Rudolf Arnheim, Jake Berthot, Dennis Congdon, George Herbert, Remo Guidieri, Barbara Howes, Fred Licht, Joan Punyet Miro, Carl Fredrik Reutersward, and Hedda Sterne, among others. Smaller amounts of letters are from Joseph Albers, Edward Albee, Richard Avedon, Richard Diebenkorn, David Driskell, Alberto Gicometti, Philip Guston, Lillian Hellman, Alger Hiss, Bernard Malamud, Joan Miro, Robert Motherwell, Lewis Mumford, Claes Oldenburg, Oliver Sachs, and Vassilis Vassilikos.

Biographical/Historical Note: Dore Ashton (1928-) is an art critic, author, and educator living in New York, New York.

The Dore Ashton papers were donated 1982, 1997, 2011 by Dore Ashton and in 2016 by Ashton and her daughter Paris Devereaux.

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Among the holdings of the Archives is an oral history interview with Dore Ashton conducted November 21, 2010 by George W. Sampson, for the Archives of American Arts Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project.
Dore Ashton papers are also located at Emory University Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.