Oscar Collier papers, 1945-1947

Collier, Oscar, b. 1924
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 16 items. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Printed material and photographs relating to New York painter Oscar Collier and his circle of "Indian Space" painters.

Included are exhibition catalogs of Collier shows, including a joint show of Collier and Howard Daum at (Carl) Ashby Gallery, 1946, the show "8 and a Totempole" at Gallery Neuf, 1946, and Collier's first one man show at Galerie Neuf, 1947; "The League," (winter 1946), the bulletin of the Art Students League containing an article by Collier "Art and Commercial America"; 4 issues of the art and literature quarterly "Iconograph," Kenneth Beaudoin, editor, and Collier, associate editor, and its supplement The Iconography Quarterly Supplement of Prejudice and Opinion, 1946-1947.

Photographs include 5 taken by Mildred Tolbert of artists Gertrude Barrer, Lloyd Barrell, Kenneth L. Beaudoin, and Carol Bundy and Alfred Russell, and one of Jean Franklin (co-editor of the last issue of Iconograph) taken by Louis Stettner.

Biographical/Historical Note: Collier is a New York painter, associated with "Indian Space Painting" for its roots in pre-Columbian American Indian art.

The printed material was donated 1995 by Oscar Collier; he lent the photographs for microfilming at the same time.

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