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Anna Walinska papers, 1925-1995

Anna Walinska papers, 1925-1995

Walinska, Anna, 1906-1997

Painter, Dealer, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 1.5 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of painter, lecturer and dealer Anna Walinska measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1925-1995. Included are biographical material, correspondence, writings, artwork, photographs, a scrapbook, exhibition material and printed material.

Biographical material includes passports and membership cards. Correspondence is personal and professional and includes letters from Anna to her family while traveling, letters from Joseph Breitenbach, Mona Sullivan, Saul Raskin, Beata Welsing, Elizabeth Erlanger, Ahron Ben-Shmuel, Bracha Hacohen, William Littlefield, and others. Writings consist of five travel and painting diaries kept from trips to the Far and Middle East, southeast Asia, and Europe and a prospectus for the Guild Art Gallery, which was co-founded by Walinska . Works of art include three sketchbooks. Photographs and slides are of Walinska, her work, family, friends, travel and influential persons. One scrapbook pertains to the Guild Art Gallery, 1936-1937. Also found is material relating to an exhibit of Walinska's work, Holocaust: Paintings and Drawings, 1953-1978; and printed material including clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Anna Walinska (1906-1997) was a painter, lecturer and dealer in New York, N.Y.


Donated 1976-1981 by Anna Walinska and in 2017 by Rosina Rubin, Anna Walinska's niece.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Anna Walinska papers, 1925-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.