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Augustus Goertz papers, 1931-1993, bulk 1977-1984

Augustus Goertz papers, 1931-1993, bulk 1977-1984

Goertz, Augustus F. (Augustus Frederick), 1909-1995

Muralist, Painter, Teacher

Collection Information

Size: 2.0 linear feet

Summary: Papers mainly documenting Goertz's invlovement with the 1977 exhibition "New York City WPA Art: Then 1934-1943 and... Now 1966-1977" and the New York City WPA Artists, Inc. organization. Included are correspondence with Lee Krasner, Ibram Lassaw, Paul Cadmus, and William Meyerowitz; artist files; minutes of meetings and administrative files of the organization; installation photographs and photographs of works of art; guest books; and printed material including an exhibition catalog and poster pertaining to the exhibition. Also included are scattered personal papers including biographical information, photographs of Goertz and his family, and sketches by Goertz.

Biographical/Historical Note

Augustus Goerts was an abstract painter and WPA muralist in New York, N.Y. He organized the 1977 exhibition "New York City WPA Art: Then 1934-1943 and... Now 1966-1977," and subsequently founded the New York City WPA Artists, Inc.

Provenance

This collection was donated in 2007 and in 2008 by Yvette Goertz Janssen, Goertz's daughter.

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