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Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors records, 1940-1975

Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, est. 1940
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.5 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Addition: 1.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Organizational records, exhibition catalogs, scrapbook, photographs, and printed materials.

REEL N69-75: Minutes of Federation meetings; correspondence; membership lists; copy of constitution; exhibition catalogs and announcements; a scrapbook; and miscellaneous printed materials.

UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of art works by Federation members exhibited in a traveling show sponsored by the American Federation of Arts; autobiographical collages by members of the Federation; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and treasurer's records kept by Dorothy Feigin while treasurer of the Federation during the 1950s.

ADDITION: Correspondence of Federation presidents Ahmet Gursoy (1974-1995), Barbara Krashes (1968-1975), and Heim Mendelsohn (1980-1991); administrative correspondence (1940-1996); historical materials describing the origins and purpose of the Federation (1940-1989), membership lists (1940-1989), a complete run of minutes (1940-1989), exhibition catalogs (1948-1996), announcements (1955-1996), proposals (1981-1988), photographs of members (c. 2005), and a photograph of Will Barnet (2003). There is also a very brittle scrapbook, ca. 1941-1954.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art association; New York, N.Y. Founded 1940 as an alternative to the Artists' Congress.

Records on reel N69-75 lent for microfilming by the Federation in 1969. Unmicrofilmed papers donated 1974 by Edith Bry (Dorothy Feigin treasurer's records), in1976 by Theodore Hios, a painter and member of the Federation, and in 1997 by Anelli Arms, Acting Head of the Federation.

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