Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne papers, 1927-1978

Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, b. 1916 d. 1979
Art critic, Painter, Educator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 2.6 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)
Sound recording 4 sound cassettes

Collection Summary: Biographical material; personal and business correspondence, including correspondence with Francis V. O'Connor regarding her involvement with the WPA Federal Art Project; address books; draft of an unfinished autobiography and other published and unpublished writings; a transcript of an interview with Susan C. Larsen, dealing with American Abstract Artists; subject, teaching and exhibition files; photographs of Browne and her artwork; printed material on Browne and art in general; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and a manuscript of her 34-page article "Abstract Art and the W.P.A. in New York," commissioned by O'Connor, submitted to him in June 1969 and published in his THE NEW DEAL ART PROJECTS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MEMOIRS.

Also included are 2 untranscribed cassette tapes of a monologue of Browne concerning her husband Byron Browne and Sam Kootz.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, art critic, and educator; New York, N.Y. Married painter Byron Browne.

Donated 1978-1979 by Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne and her son, Stephen B. Browne.

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