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Series 10 | A Finding Aid to the Alexander Archipenko papers, 1904-1986, bulk, 1930-1964

Alexander Archipenko papers, 1904-1986, bulk, 1930-1964

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Series 10: Photographic Material, 1904-1964
3.6 linear feet
Boxes 14-15, 17-21, 26-27

Studio and informal portraits of Alexander and Angelica Archipenko are by Frans Fiedlin, A. Elnain, Helen Balfour-Morrison, Cy Harriman, Gus Shroeder, A. Luckwin, Lary Colwell, Li Osborne, H. Tarr, and unknown photographers. They include a portrait of Angelica as a young girl, a contemporary copy print of Angelica with her father and sister, circa 1904, and several studio portraits made in Germany. Other people pictured include friends and possibly relatives, the majority of whom are unidentified; also, Frances Gray Archipenko, the second wife.
Nine photograph albums, 1925-1953, mainly document travel. Vol. 1, May-Nov. 1925, includes photographs and scenic post cards of Niagara Falls, Iowa, Colorado, New Mexico, and Canada; other subjects are friends (many identified), cowboys, Indians, cattle branding, landscapes, camping, and horses. Vol. 2, Aug.-Sept. 1925, contains photographs of a camping trip in Canada, with views of the landscape, friends (many identified), and activities; also included are pictures taken in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Arizona. Photographs of interest in vol. 3, 1925-1953, are Archipenko's first car, 1925; friends (many identified); Woodstock construction, 1930s; studio, kiln, and metal casting facilities, 1940s; Archipenko working with lucite, 1946; fire at Woodstock cottage, 1953; and two self-portraits painted by Angelica. Vol. 4, 1930s mainly records a trip to Bali and includes photographs of Walter Spies; also included are views aboard the
Derffling
, Suez Canal, Ceylon, Java, China, Japan, Philippines, Hawaii, California, and Archipenko at Mills College. Vol. 5, 1938-1941, consists of photographs taken in Mexico, mainly of San Miguel Allende and the Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes where Angelica Archipenko taught sculpture; included are views of classes, faculty, students and student work; also, views of Taxco, Mexico City, and Morelia. A fair number of photographs from the albums were duplicated for various purposes over the years, and these copies are now filed with the appropriate subseries.
There are a large number of slides, transparencies, negatives, and 86 lantern slides, and 80 glass plates. There may be prints of the vast majority of the negatives, though there are not negatives for every photograph in the collection. Most likely, the black and white lantern slides of ancient art, ethnographic objects, and biological and other specimens were used to illustrate a lecture or may have been collected as possible illustrations for a book.
Other photographs can be found with Series 4: Writings, which includes a few photographs collected as research notes or intended as illustrations; Series 5: Teaching, includes a scrapbook of the Archipenko Art School that contains pictures of students, and classes and facilities at Woodstock; and Series 7: Scrapbooks, with photographs of exhibition installations, and groups of people including students at Mills College.
The series is arranged as 9 subseries. Lantern slides and glass plates are housed separately with original folder divisions denoted by dividers; these materials are closed to researchers.
11.1: People, 1904-1964
11.2: Places/Travel, circa 1930-1962
11.3: Works of Art, 1924-1964
11.4: Exhibitions, 1951-1967
11.5: Events, circa 1930-1959
11.6: Miscellaneous Subjects, 1920-1965
11.7: Photograph Albums, 1925-1963
11.8: Slides and Transparencies, circa 1950-1960
11.9: Negatives, circa 1920-1960
10.1:People, 1904-1964
DescriptionContainer
Alexander Archipenko
Portraits, 1920-1960
Oversized material housed in Box 26.
14
23-26
Informal Views, circa 1925-1964
14
27
Close-up View of Archipenko's Hands, 1936-1937
14
28
Alexander Archipenko with Others
With Angelica, 1920-1950
14
29
With Frances, 1960-1969
14
30
With Friends, Students, and Colleagues (includes camping trips), circa 1925-1964
14
31
With Friends, Carmel, Calif., 1951
14
32
With Juries (Columbus, Ohio and unidentified), 1962
14
33
With Students, University of British Columbia, 1956
14
34
Angelica Archipenko
Portraits, circa 1910-1930
Oversized material housed in Box 26.
14
35-37
Informal Views (includes portrait in casket), 1920-1957
14
38
Angelica Archipenko with Others, 1904-1950
Includes 1904 portrait with father and sister.
14
39
With Sculpture Class, Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes, San Miguel Allende, Mexico, circa 1940
14
40
Frances Gray Archipenko, 1960s
14
41
Groups, Identified (Wozniak family, Barry Miller and mother, Joseph Hirthfisher and mother), 1954-1955
15
1
Groups, Unidentified (includes students at Woodstock), 1922-1964
Oversized material housed in Box 26.
15
2
Individuals, Identified (Elsa Basilicis; Bette Davis [inscribed to Angelica ]; Walter Spies; friends, students, and babies), 1927-1950
15
3
Individuals, Unidentified, circa 1921-1956
15
4
Nude Models, circa 1930-1960
15
5
Oversized Photographs of Alexander Archipenko from Box 14, Folder 23, 1920-1937
26
Oversized Photographs of Angelica Archipenko from Box 14, Folder 35, 1920-1929
26
Oversized Photographs of Unidentified Groups from Box 15, Folder 2, circa 1920
26
10.2:Places/Travel, circa 1930-1962
DescriptionContainer
Bali
Art and Architecture, 1930-1939
15
6
Landscapes, 1930-1939
15
7
People, 1930-1939
15
8
Shipboard, 1930-1939
15
9
Bali and Sumatra
Animals, 1930-1939
15
10
Art and Architecture, 1930-1939
15
11
Landscapes, 1930-1939
15
12
People, 1930-1939
15
13
Java, 1930-1939
15
14
Mexico (mainly San Miguel de Allende and Escuela de Bellas Artes)
Art and Architecture, circa 1936-1942
15
15
Landscapes, circa 1936-1942
15
16
People, circa 1936-1942
15
17
Miscellaneous
Angelica Archipenko's Grave with Memorial Statue by Alexander Archipenko, Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, 1959
15
18
Exteriors, Unidentified, circa 1930-1960
15
19
Interior, Home of Walter Dupony, Caracas, Venezuela, 1962
15
20
Interiors, Unidentified (many may be Woodstock, N.Y.), circa 1930-1960
15
21
Landscapes, Unidentified (many may be Woodstock, N.Y.), circa 1930-1960
15
22
Sumatra
Animals, 1930-1939
15
23
People, 1930-1939
15
24
Woodstock, N.Y.
Home, Exterior, 1949-1965
15
25
Home, Interior, circa 1960
15
26
Studio, Exterior, circa 1930-1960
15
27
Studio, Interior, circa 1930-1960
15
28
Unidentified Buildings, circa 1930-1960
15
29
10.3:Works of Art, 1924-1964
DescriptionContainer
By Archipenko, Archipentura, circa 1927
15
30
By Archipenko
Prints, Drawings, and Paintings, circa 1940-1960
15
31
Sculpture (includes reproductions from
Les Soirées de Paris
, 15 Juin 1914), circa 1915-1960
Oversized material housed in Box 26.
15
32
Window Displays, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, circa 1925
15
33
By Angelica Archipenko [Gela Forster]
Paintings, 1938
15
34
Sculpture, 1938-1951
Folder 36 contains duplicate photographs.
15
35-36
By Other Artists
Leon Katz,
Madame Aleksandr Archipenko
, 1924
15
37
Sculpture, circa 1940-1960
15
38
Students' Ceramics, Arko Studio, A-Z and unidentified, circa 1929
15
39
Students' Paintings, A-Z and unidentified, 1930
15
40
Students' Sculpture, 1930-1931, A-Z and unidentified, circa 1940-1960
15
41
Students' Sculpture, University of Delaware, Lois M. Detjen, 1952
15
42
Students' Sculpture, University of Washington, 1951
15
43
Miscellaneous Art and Architecture (includes Egyptian, Greco Roman, and ethnographic objects; probably for lectures), circa 1940-1960
15
44
Oversize Photographs of Sculpture by Archipenko from Box 15, Folder 32, circa 1915-1960
26
10.4:Exhibitions, 1951-1967
DescriptionContainer
Installations
Finch College,
Les formes vivantes
, 1965
15
45
Fondazione Pagani Museo d'Arte Moderna, Legnano, Italy, 1967
15
46
Grosshennig Galerie, Dusseldorf, 1962
15
47
Miscellaneous Exhibitions, Not Archipenko (IBM-Firmenstil, USIS Bon; unidentified exhibition), circa 1930-1960
15
48
Unidentified Location (Germany?), 1960-1969
15
49
University of Oregon, Student Exhibition, 1951
15
50
University of Washington, Student Exhibition, 1951
15
51
Openings
Caracas, Venezuela, 1959
15
52
Ente Premi Roma, 1963
15
53
Galerie Im Erker, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1962
15
54
Germany (Munich and Other Locations), 1960
15
55
10.5:Events, circa 1930-1959
DescriptionContainer
Archipenko Producing Lithographs at Im Erker Press, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1963
15
56
Dedication of Angelica Archipenko's Memorial Statue, Woodlawn Cemetery, N.Y., 1959
15
57
Funeral of Archipenko's Mother, circa 1930
15
58
10.6:Miscellaneous Subjects, 1920-1965
DescriptionContainer
Animals, undated
15
59
Automobile, 1920s
15
60
Book Cover, circa 1960
15
61
Caricatures of Archipenko and his Work, 1911-1937, undated
15
62
Illustrations for Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958
, circa 1960
15
63
Kiln, circa 1940-1960
15
64
Plaque, "To the Sixth Sense", undated
15
65
Sculpture Base, "Archipenko © 1948," University of British Columbia, 1956
15
66
10.7:Photograph Albums, 1925-1963
DescriptionContainer
Volume 1 (small black album), 1925
27
Volume 2 (small brown album), 1925
27
Volume 3 (tan cloth with leather trim), 1925-1953
27
Volume 4 (embroidered cover), 1930-1939
27
Volume 5 (wooden cover painted with Mexican scene), 1938-1941
27
10.8:Slides and Transparencies, circa 1950-1960
DescriptionContainer
35-mm Color Slides
People (include Alexander Archipenko and Angelica Archipenko), circa 1950, 1961
15
67
Works of Art by Archipenko and Others from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Museum of Non-Objective Painting (slides), circa 1950-1960
17
Works of Art by Archipenko and Others from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Museum of Non-Objective Painting, circa 1950-1960
List of slide box contents.
18
1
Zeiss Instrument, circa 1950-1960
18
2
Color Transparencies used in
Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958
, circa 1960
18
3
Lantern Slides of Early Art and Ethnographic Objects, Biological and Other Specimens, circa 1910-1940
55 lantern slides
Many cracked.
19
Lantern Slides (black and white)
Works of Art by Archipenko, circa 1910-1940
31 lantern slides
5 glass slides
20
Plaque, "To the Sixth Sense", circa 1910-1940
1 glass slide
20
10.9:Negatives, circa 1920-1960
10.9.1:Film Negatives
Film negatives of Mexico are mainly of San Migeul de Allende and Escuela de Bellas Artes; art and architecture, landscapes, and people; and copy negatives of many items in photograph album, vol. 5.
DescriptionContainer
People
Alexander Archipenko, circa 1920-1960
18
4
Alexander and Angelica Archipenko, 1950-1959
18
5
Alexander Archipenko with Others, circa 1940-1960
18
6
Angelica Archipenko, circa 1920-1959
18
7
Individuals, Unidentified, circa 1940-1960
18
8
Places/Travel
Angelica Archipenko's Grave with Memorial Statue by Alexander Archipenko, Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, 1959
18
9
Bali, 1930-1939
18
10
Interiors, Unidentified, circa 1940-1960
18
11
Mexico, 1938-1941
18
12
Woodstock, N.Y., Buildings, circa 1940-1960
18
13
Works of Art by Alexander Archipenko
Archipentura, circa 1940-1960
18
14
Prints, Drawings, and Paintings, circa 1940-1960
18
15
Sculpture, circa 1940-1960
18
16
Window Displays, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, circa 1925
18
17
Works of Art by Angelica Archipenko [Gela Forster], circa 1940-1960
18
18
Exhibition (unidentified; with related travel views), circa 1940-1960
18
19
Miscellaneous Subjects
Advertisement, Kovler Gallery, Chicago, circa 1940-1960
18
20
Book Cover,
Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958
, circa 1960
18
21
Broadside, "50th Archipenko Exhibition in the United States,", 1944
18
22
Cartoon, "Au Salon des Independents [1912],", circa 1940-1960
18
23
Cat, circa 1940-1960
18
24
Lecture Illustration Depicting Various Concave Forms, circa 1940-1960
18
25
Legal Document Concerning Residence in France [1916], circa 1940-1960
18
26
Illustrations for
Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-195
8, circa 1960
18
27
10.9.2:Glass Negatives
Miscellaneous subjects include caricatures of Archipenko and his art, articles, a poem, and a cover of an exhibition catalog.
DescriptionContainer
Miscellaneous Subjects, 1910-1940
15 glass negatives
20
Works of Art by Alexander Archipenko, Prints, Drawings, Paintings, and Sculptures, 1910-1940
58 glass negatives
20-21
Works of Art by Angela Archipenko, Sculpture, 1910-1940
1 glass negative
21

Make a Request

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