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Anton Refregier papers, circa 1900-circa 1990

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Series 11: Photographs , circa 1900-1980s
4.5 Linear feet
Boxes 31-35, 39

Photographs include photographs of Refregier with family, friends and colleagues; Refregier in his studio, including photos of models used for mural painting and for his 1948 book Natural Figure Drawing; Refregier at events such as exhibition openings and parties; and Refregier on trips to the Soviet Union, Mexico and other locations. Also found here are photos of Refregier's artwork and exhibition installations.
Family photographs include some presumed to picture Refregier's family taken around circa 1900, possibly including the sculptor Vasilief with whom Refregier apprenticed in Paris. Reference to a first wife of Refregier is also inscribed on the verso of one of the photographs.
Photographs of Refregier at work in the studio and with models, include FAP Photographic Division photos and photos of many models from that period including those used for Refregier's New York World's Fair mural. Some sketches can also be found here.
Friends and colleagues pictured include Julio de Diego, Marion Greenwood, Rockwell Kent, Pablo O'Higgins and David Siqueiros. There is also a 1936 photo of Margaret Bourke-White, Stuart Davis, Doris Lee, Paul Manship and Lewis Mumford and a group of snapshots from a visit to see Rockwell and Sally Kent at Asgard Farm.
Photos of events and parties include a dismantled scrapbook and photos from an exhibition opening in 1945 and press photos by Albert A. Freeman, picturing Refregier with Howard Fast, Norman Bel Geddes, Marion Greenwood, John Kingsbury, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Harry Stockwell. Other events include an exhibiton of Refregier's work in Moscow at the Pushkin Museum of Art.
Travel photographs of Mexico include a series of photographs and part of a dismantled scrapbook showing Refregier and others at work on the tapestry process.
The series also contains slide transparencies, primarily of artwork by Refregier and travel to the Soviet Union, circa 1959 and 1960s.
Of additional note are photographs by others including a photograph by Eliot Elisofon, 2 photographs by Eugene Morley and 4 photographs by Max Yavno, including one of Refregier at work.
Description Container Select
Refregier, Family and Friends
Refregier (Alone), circa 1920s-1979
(Oversized material housed in Box 39)
31
1
Family, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
(7 folders; oversized material housed in Box 39)
31
2-8
Family and Friends/Colleagues, circa 1900-1970s
(5 folders; oversized material housed in Box 39)
31
9-13
Rockwell Kent and Asgard Farm, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
31
14
Album/Scrapbook, circa 1940s
(3 folders)
31
15-17
Studio and Models
Studio and Models, circa 1930s-1970s
(10 folders; oversized material housed in Box 39)
31
18-27
Syracuse University Mural, circa 1962
31
28
Studio and Working with Students, circa 1970s
31
29
Events and Parties
Events and Parties, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
(4 folders; oversized material housed in Box 39)
31
30-33
Scrapbook-United Nations Conference on International Organization, San Francisco, CA, 1945
31
34
Paul Robeson and Eleanor Roosevelt at the Wiltwyck School for Boys, circa 1950s
31
35
Bowery Savings Bank Reception, 1967
31
36
Exhibition in German Democratic Republic, 1979
31
37
Travel
Chile, 1976
31
38
Europe, circa 1950s
31
39
Mexico, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
(7 folders)
31
40-46
Soviet Union, 1959-cira 1970s
(7 folders)
32
1-7
Soviet Union, Samarkand, 1979
32
8
United States, Grand Coulee Dam, circa 1971
32
9
United States and Unidentified, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
(3 folders)
32
10-12
Miscellaneous, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
(5 folders)
32
13-17
Photos of Artwork
Exhibitions/Installations, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
(3 folders; oversized material housed in Box 39)
32
18-20
Refregier Restaurant Installations by Lionel Freedman, circa 1940s
(Oversized material housed in Box 39)
32
21
Artwork by Refregier, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
(13 folders; oversized material housed in Box 39)
32
22-34
Artwork by Refregier, circa 1937
(2 folders)
32
35-36
Photos of Artwork by Others, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
(2 folders)
32
37-38
Photographs by Others
by Eliot Elisofon and Eugene Morley, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
(Oversized material housed in Box 39)
32
39
by Max Yavno, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
32
40
Snapshots, Artwork, People and Travel, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
(5 folders)
33
1-5
Slide Transparencies, Artwork, People and Travel, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
(1 shoebox)
34
1
Negatives, Artwork, People and Travel, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
(13 folders)
35
1-13
Oversized, Refregier, Family and Friends
Oversized, Refregier (Alone), circa 1920s-1979
(Oversized material from Box 31)
39
Oversized, Family, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
(Oversized material from Box 31)
39
Oversized, Family and Friends/Colleagues, circa 1900-1970s
(Oversized material from Box 31)
39
Oversized, Studio and Models, circa 1930s-1970s
(Oversized material from Box 31)
39
Oversized, Events and Parties, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
(Oversized material from Box 31)
39
Oversized, Photos of Artwork
Oversized, Exhibitions/Installations, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
(3 folders; oversized material from Box 32)
39
Oversized, Refregier Restaurant Installations by Lionel Freedman, circa 1940s
(Oversized material from Box 32)
39
Oversized, Artwork by Refregier, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
(13 folders; oversized material from Box 32)
39
Oversized, Photographs by Others
Oversized, by Eliot Elisofon and Eugene Morley, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
(Oversized material from box 32)
39

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