Miriam Beerman papers, circa 1942-2006

Beerman, Miriam, b. 1923
Painter, Printmaker
Active in N.J.

Collection size: 2.4 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, works of art, printed material, and videos pertaining to Miriam Beerman's career as a painter and printmaker.

Biographical material incudes curriculum vitae, an artist statement, and diplomas. Correspondence includes professional and personal letters including Beerman's letters to her parents when she was a student in Paris, France. Artwork includes sketches and notebooks by Beerman. Photographs are of Beerman. Exhibition records consist of loan agreement forms and exhibition checklists. Printed material includes exhibition announcements, catalogs and posters. Also included are a U-Matic video "Miriam Beerman: Drawings, Prints, Collage," 1983, 4:02 and two DVDs of artists' books by Beerman: "Three Sentences Beginning with the Letter S" [featuring poems by Halvard Johnson and others], 2006 and "Washing the Corpse" [poem by Rainer Maria Rilke], 2006, narrated by Beerman.

Biographical/Historical Note: Miriam Beerman (1923- ) is a painter and printmaker in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

Donated 2005-2009 by Miriam Beerman and in 2015 by WIlliam Jaffe, Beerman's son.

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