Scope and Contents
The lectures and panel discussions of the Alliance of Figurative Artists measures 2.0 linear feet and 1.24 GB and date from 1969 to 1970. The collection consists of twenty-four tape recordings and two recordings in digital format of panel discussions and lectures held in conjunction with meetings of the Alliance of Figurative Artists in New York. Artists represented include: Lennart Anderson, Milet Andrejevic, Noah Baen, William Bailey, Rosemarie Beck, William Beckman, Leland Bell, Robert Birmelin, John Bradford, Joel Brody, Harold Bruder, Rudy Burckhardt, John Button, Gretna Campbell, Richard Chiriani, Bruno Chivitico, Thomas Cornell, Lucien Day, Lois Dodd, Ben Einhorn, Walter Erlebacher, Lawrence Faden, Louis Finkelstein, Joseph Fiore, Jane Freilicher, Stanley Friedman, Joel Galker, Paul Georges, Gregory Gillespie, Lloyd Glasson, Joel Goldblatt, Nancy Grilikhes, Nathan Hale, Aaron Kersen, John Koch, Majorie Kramer, Al Kresh, Gabriel Laderman, Alfred Leslie, Frank McCall, Edward Melcarth, Raoul Middleman, Richard A. Miller (Richard McDermott), Philip Pearlstein, Joseph Pollet, Paul Resika, Ben Rifkin, Anthony Siani, Bonnie Sklarski, William Sullivan, Sam Thurston, Sidney Tillim, Louis Tytell, and Neil Welliver.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The lectures and panel discussions were donated by the Alliance of Figurative Artists on November 13, 1970.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
The collection was processed, and a finding aid created by Ricky Gomez in 2019. Born-digital materials were processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2020 with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.