Dorothy and Leo Rabkin papers, 1940-1979

Rabkin, Leo, b. 1919
Painter, Sculptor
Active in New York, N.Y.

Rabkin, Dorothy, b. 1922
Collector
Active in New York,N.Y.

Collection size: 4.6 linear ft. (partially filmed on 1 microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Papers relating to Leo and Dorothy Rabkin as art collectors, as well as Leo Rabkin's work in painting and sculpture and with American Abstract Artists.

Reel N69-68: Correspondence, catalogs, clippings, and photographs of Leo Rabkin and his work. Much of the material relates to the American Abstract Artsists, of which Rabkin was president.

Unmicrofilmed portion: Biographical material; exhibition, lecture, and sales files containing catalogs, announcements, correspondence, photographs of works of art, and clippings; and miscellany. Also included are records of the American Abstract Artists consisting of published histories, minutes, memorandum, membership and mailing lists, correspondence, exhibition files, and files on member-artists Ilya Bolotowsky, Will Barnet, and others, containing catalogs, photographs of art, biographical material, interviews, and clippings. Records of the U.S. Committee of the International Artists Association and the Fine Arts Federation of New York are also included.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art collectors; New York City. Leo Rabkin, born 1919, was also a painter and sculptor, and president of American Abstract Artists.

The materials filmed on reel N69-68 were originally loaned to the Archives by Leo Rabkin in 1969. They were subsequently given, along with other materials, in 1979 and 1980.

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