Painter, Educator, Lithographer
New York, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.; France
Collection size: 2.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)
Collection Summary: Correspondence, artwork, diaries, printed material, photographs, and business files.
REELS 997-999: 436 letters to and from Gelb. Correspondents include Mary Spencer Nay, Minna Wright Citron and Lois Bartlett Tracy; 56 clippings, 67 exhibition catalogs and announcements; notes, poems, and writings, including a diary, 1929, from a trip to Europe; 54 sketches; 23 items relating to the Society of American Graphic Artists; and gallery receipts.
REEL 1010: 160 photographs of Gelb, her friends, and her artwork. Included is a photo of Gelb by Charles Peterson, 1953.
UNMICROFILMED: Ca. 1500 items, 1922-1977, including; business letters, letters from friends, Gelbs' cousin, Constance Blitz, in Holland (1920's), and to Gelb and her husband, Boris Margo; photographs of Gelb, Margo, and their artwork; clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs; writings on art; business papers including grant applications, lists of expenditures and budget information for the Printmaking Workshop, New York City; and a phonograph record of an interview with Gelb, 1950, "Of Interest to Women."
Biographical/Historical Note: Jan Gelb (1906-1978) was a painter and printmaker from New York, N.Y. Married to Boris Margo (1902-1995) who was a printmaker.
Donated 1972-1975 by Jan Gelb; unmicrofilmed material donated 1979 by Boris Margo.
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