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Ad Reinhardt papers, 1927-1968

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Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1928-1967
(Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Biographical material documents Reinhardt's personal life, as well as his career and his participation in the art community. This series contains several drafts of an artist's chronology written by Reinhardt that places his life and career in the context of the larger modern art movement and illuminates many important moments in his life. Also included are numerous identification documents, such as his passports, membership cards to various art, political, and social organizations, and a fellowship application form containing an artist statement and other biographical information. Also found are materials documenting Reinhardt's service in the military, his work for the WPA, and his professorship at Brooklyn College. This series contains Reinhardt's high school yearbook, business cards and event ephemera collected by him, his address book and lists, as well as exhibition labels from exhibits at Betty Parsons Gallery and the Jewish Museum.
Folders are arranged alphabetically and items are arranged chronologically within each folder.
This series has been partially scanned.
Items not scanned include those containing sensitive personal information.

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