Maurice Sievan papers, 1934-1983

Sievan, Maurice, b. 1898 d. 1981
Painter
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, biographical information, exhibition catalogs, photographs, and printed material.

UNMICROFILMED: Resume and biographical notes by Sievan's widow, Lee Sievan; correspondence between Sievan and Raymond Piper concerning Sievan's thoughts on art, especially in regard to his painting "Whither O Lord"; a letter from Sievan to art critic Sam Feinstein, 1955; exhibition catalogs, 1939-1983; photocopies of reviews; 14 photographs of Sievan in his studio in Provincetown, Massachusetts and with other artists, including Milton Avery, Sydney Gross, J. Patrick Lannon, Waldemere Raemisch, Max Schnitzler, T. Trajan, and Abraham Walkowitz; and 11 photographs of Andrew Winter in his studio in Maine, 1949. Photographs were taken by Lee Sievan.

REEL D234: Correspondence; biographical information; lectures and other writings; photographs of Sievan and his works; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, N.Y. Born 1898 in the Ukraine and emmigrated with his family to the United States in 1907. Studied at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League, and with Andre L'hote in Paris. Exhibited in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Museum of Modern Art, the Mortimer Brandt Gallery, and many others. Died 1981.

Material on reel D234 lent for microfilming 1965 by Sievan. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1973-1986 by Maurice and Lee Sievan.

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