Rosalie Berkowitz papers relating to Forrest Bess, 1947-1981

Berkowitz, Rosalie Dalsheimer, b. 1906 d. 1990
Painter, Collector
Active in Woodstock, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence between Forrest Bess and Rosalie Berkowitz. REEL 3458: 12 letters from Forrest Bess; a catalogue from a show of Berkowitz's work in 1947 held in Bess' San Antonio studio; a photograph of a cabin designed by Bess; a snapshot of his work; and a letter from Berkowitz to Bess. REEL 3752: Twenty-nine letters to Sidney and Rosalie Berkowitz, Bess' friends, from Bess, concerning his work and theories; a 1950 letter to Bess from Lucy Milton of Willard Gallery concerning the painting, "Black Seascape"; a 1950 letter to Betty Parsons from Bess concerning canvases for the Guggenheim; a 1953 letter to Bess from the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center concerning slides of Bess' work; an essay, "Finally, A Bit of Prophecy"; 3 slides of works of art; and a slide of a small wooden building.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, N.Y.

Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Material on reel 3458 lent for microfilming 1984 by Harry Berkowitz, son of Berkowitz; material on reel 3752 donated 1985 by Rosalie Berkowitz.

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