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Barnett Newman papers, 1943-1971

Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970

Painter, Author


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: REEL 3481: Six letters from Bradley Walker Tomlin, 1948-1952, and 15 from Mark Rothko, 1945-1950; catalogs with introductions by Newman, and other writings; catalogs, announcements and clippings on Newman, 1943-1971; a photograph of Newman at the opening of "The Intrasubjectives" at Kootz Gallery, 1949; and a photograph of Peggy Guggenheim with Polish artist Teresa Zarnower, ca. 1950.
UNMICROFILMED: Thirty letters from Clyfford Still, 1946-1956, addressed to Barnett and Annalee Newman. The letters were written during the period Still was teaching at the California School of Fine Art in San Francisco. He writes of his alienation from the New York and California art world, Clement Greenberg, the Bauhaus aesthetic, and his CSFA colleagues, including Ad Reinhardt, and his rift with Mark Rothko.

Biographical/Historical Note

Barnett Newman (1905-1970) was a painter and writer in New York.


Donated by Mrs. Barnett Newman, 1976-1994.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Rothko, Still, and Tomlin letters: Originals retained by Mrs. Barnett Newman.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3481 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Rothko, Still and Tomlin letters: are photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.

How to Cite This Collection

Barnett Newman papers, 1943-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.