Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers papers, [ca. 1942-1993]

Berger, Jason, b. 1924 d. 2010
Painter, Printmaker
Active in Boston, Mass.; Brookline, Mass.

Powers, Marilyn, b. 1925 d. 1976
Active in Boston,Mass.

Collection size: 1.1 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Correspondence, including Berger's Army correspondence to Frieda Humowitz (some illustrated) and miscellaneous correspondence (some letters are xeroxes); sketches by Berger; Berger sketchbook from time he spent in Ireland and Portugal in 1988; 7 Berger appointment books containing sketches, addresses, and notes; photographs of work by Powers; Powers and Berger passports containing photographs of them and their son, Adam; 2 photographs of Berger taken by Michael Peirce; reproductions of work; exhibition related material; printed material; and clippings.

Also included are a videotape, "Jason Berger/At the Edge of the World," (1993) produced by Howard Posner; and material relating to The Direct Vision including, correspondence, writings, exhibition related material, clippings, press releases, an application for financial assistance, and legal documents pertaining to incorporation.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painters; Boston, Mass. Berger and Powers were married until her death in 1976. They helped to form, along with their son, Adam, and other artists, a group called The Direct Vision. Their son is a poet and painter; Brookline, Mass.

Donated 1994 by Jason Berger. The video was donated by Berger and Howard Posner, the video's producer. Additions are expected.

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