Joseph Kaplan papers, 1915-1977

Kaplan, Joseph, b. 1900 d. 1980
Painter, Designer
Active in New York, N.Y.; Provincetown, Mass.

Collection size: 4.5 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The papers of the painter, photographer, printmaker, and teacher Joseph Kaplan measure 4.5 linear feet and date from 1915-1977. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material, specifically exhibition catalogs. Also found are a large number of photographs taken of and by Kaplan. The papers also include biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note: Joseph Kaplan (1900-1980) was a painter, printmaker, photographer, and teacher who worked primarly in New York and Provincetown.

The Joseph Kaplan papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Marilyn Kearney in 1981.

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307 nitrate negatives donated to the Archives of American Art with the Joseph Kaplan papers have been removed and are stored in off-site storage. Negatives were duplicated onto safety based film and only select prints were made.