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Anton Refregier papers, circa 1900-circa 1990

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Series 3: Writings , circa 1930s-circa 1970s
3.3 Linear feet
Boxes 11-14, OV 45

This series contains primarily drafts of many unpublished essays and autobiographical writings by Refregier, in addition to copies of several of his published works including Natural Figure Drawing, An Artists Journey and Sketches of the Soviet Union. Typescript drafts of "Diary of a Mural" appear to document Refregier's experience while working on his mural for the Rincon Annex Post Office.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 3.1: Writings by Refregier, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
  • 3.2: Writings by Others, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
3.1: Writings by Refregier, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
Writings include typescripts, notes, layout material including sketches and photographs, and published copies of books. Records relating to Art in Architecture include photos of Refregier
See Appendix for a partial list of the writings not listed individually in Series 3.1.
Description Container
Writings, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
(6 folders)
11
14-19
Writings, 1930s
11
20
"Mural Painting in America,", 1944
11
21
Writings, 1947
12
1
Writings, 1950s
12
2
"An Artist's Journey to a New World," layout copy, circa 1950s
12
3
"Diary of a Mural," Outlines and Notes, circa 1950s, 1957-1958
12
4
"Diary of a Mural," Drafts, circa 1950s
12
5
"Diary of a Mural," Drafts, circa 1950s
12
6
"Diary of a Mural," Drafts, circa 1950s
12
7
"Diary of a Mural," Related Material, circa 1950s
12
8
Statement to Woodstock Artists Association regarding journal Reality, circa 1953
12
9
"What a U.S. Artist saw in Guatemala,", 1953-1956
12
10
New York State Art Teacher's Convention Speech, 1955
12
11
"Guatemala," Layout copy, 1955
12
12
"Guatemala," Layout Copy, Related Material, 1955-1959
12
13
Writings for Class 4-506, 1955-1956
12
14
Lecture, Unknown, circa 1953-1957
12
15
"9 months"/"When A Child Is Born", circa 1958-1965
12
16
Re: Drawing, circa 1958
12
17
New World Review Article, 1959
12
18
United States Arts Foundation Bill, 1959
12
19
"Buchenwald,", 1959-1960
12
20
Writings, 1960s
(2 folders)
12
21-22
Government Sponsorship of the Arts, 1960s
12
23
Art in Architecture, Notes and Layout material, circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in OV 45
12
24
Art in Architecture, First Draft, circa 1960s
(4 folders)
12
25-28
Art in Architecture, Additional Material, circa 1960s
12
29
Natural Figure Drawing, Second Edition, Tudor Publishing, New York, 1960
12
30
Kingston High School Magazine Article, 1961
12
31
Public Ownership in the U.S.A.-Goals and Priorities, 1961
12
32
"Responsibility of the Artist,", 1963
13
1
An Artist's Journey, International Publishers, New York, 1965
(signed hardcover with limited edition print, #36 of 50)
13
2
An Artist's Journey, International Publishers, New York, Paperback copy, 1965
13
3
Soviet Diary, 1966
13
4
Soviet Diary/"Anton Refregier's Diary", published in Woodstock Week, 1966
13
5
Soviet Diary Possible Drafts, circa 1960s
13
6
Tapestry Article for American Artist, 1966
13
7
Writings and Statements, 1970s
(3 folders)
13
8-10
"Chile," Layout Copies, circa 1970s
13
11
Autobiographical Typescript, Draft for 1905-1928, circa 1970s
13
12
Autobiographical Typescript, Draft and Notes, circa 1970s
13
13
Autobiographical Typescript, Draft and Notes "Getting Along,", circa 1970s
13
14
Autobiographical Typescript Draft, "Up Against the Wall," Chapter 2: "America", circa 1970s
13
15
Sketches of the Soviet Union, Typescripts, circa 1970s
13
16
Sketches of the Soviet Union, Typescript Drafts and Notes, circa 1970s
13
17
"Soviet Union Stories," Typescripts Drafts, circa 1970s
13
18
Response to New York Times Magazine Mural Article, 1972
13
19
Writings, 1973
13
20
Typescripts written in Moscow, 1973-1974
(2 folders)
13
21-22
"Up Against the Wall," Typescripts, Notes, 1974
(3 folders)
13
23-25
"Coming Home" Typescript, circa 1974
13
26
"An Artist's Journey," Layout copy, circa 1975
(for version published in Moscow)
13
27
"Guatemala and Later Chile,", circa 1976
13
28
"Art in Defense of Peace,", 1976
(for version published in Moscow)
13
29
Writings, 1977
13
30
"A Gift of Life: A Diary of Open-Heart Surgery,", 1977
13
31
Sketches of the Soviet Union, Progress Publishers: Moscow, 1978
(2 hardback copies)
13
32
Notes and Fragments, 1930s-1970s
(14 folders)
14
1-14
Notes, College Lectures/Courses, circa 1937
14
15
Oversized, Art in Architecture, Notes and Layout material from Box 12, circa 1960s
OV 45
3.2: Writings by Others, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
Writings by others includes primarily typescripts about Refregier and on various other subjects by authors including Howard Koch, Rockwell Kent, Walter Lowenfels, and possibly some of Refregier's students.
Description Container
About Refregier
Chegadaev, A, "Refregier's World of Forms,", 1966
14
16
Mahoney, Murrelle, circa 1960s
14
17
Roberts, Holand, circa 1960s
14
18
University of Virginia Art Museum, Essays on Refregier inspired by exhibition in 1977, circa 1977
14
19
Notes on Refregier by Unidentified, circa 1960s
14
20
Other Subjects, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
(9 folders)
14
21-29

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