E. C. (Eugene) Goossen papers, 1931-1998, (bulk 1950-1998)

Goossen, E. C., d. 1997
Art critic, Educator, Art historian
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 6.0 linear ft.
1 rolled doc.
Addition: 4.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Biographical information; correspondence; artist files; writings including drafts of published books on Ellsworth Kelly (1958) and Herbert Ferber (1981); drafts of an article on Georgia O'Keeffe for Vogue Magazine (1967); an unpublished typescript, "Collected Essays," which includes Goossen's writings (1956-1966) on various painters and sculptors; and a draft of a chapter contributed in 1985 to a publication entitled "Tyler Graphics: The Extended Image" (Walker Art Center, 1987), covering the prints of Frankenthaler, Nancy Graves, and Joan Mitchell; printed material and exhibition files including including The Art of the Real exhibit (MoMA, 1968), Helen Frankenthaler (Whitney, 1969), Ellsworth Kelly exhibits (MoMA, 1972-73); and three Bennington College exhibitions: Paul Feeley (1970), 8 Young Artists (1964), and Doug Ohlson at Bennington, 1962-1982; as well as a floor plan (1968) for "Art of the Real" exhibit; audio recordings; photographs; and miscellany.

ADDITION: Included are lecture notes; exhibition announcements and clippings; photographs and negatives of Goossen, his friends, family, and works of art; as well as an interview on cassette with Ellsworth Kelly, n.d., and an interview on 4 cassettes with Robert Morris, Dec. 6 and 13, 1969.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian, critic, educator; New York, N.Y.; d. 1997. Goossen was Professor of art history at Bennington College (1958-1961) and at Hunter College of the City University of New York (1961-1991).

Donated 1997, 1998 and 2006 by Goossen's widow, Patricia Johanson.

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