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Series 2 | A Finding Aid to the Claire Falkenstein papers, circa 1914-1997, bulk 1940-1990

Claire Falkenstein papers, circa 1914-1997, bulk 1940-1990

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-1997
(Box 5-13; 9 linear feet)

There is extensive correspondence with friends, family, galleries, clients, museums, collectors, and writers. The files contain original incoming correspondence and duplicate copies of outgoing correspondence, some with several drafts. Correspondence concerns many family, personal, and art-related topics and work, including upcoming exhibitions, commissions, art news, and her life and work in Paris. Correspondence with family members includes her husband Richard McCarthy and sister Helen Bickle. Correspondence with her husband offers details about her life in Paris from 1951 to 1960. Correspondence with her friend Myrtle Wolf is particularly extensive. Some letters contain enclosures, such as photographs, clippings, and nnouncements. Correspondence with clients, for both public and private commissions, may also include contracts, invoices, and expense reports, and should be consulted with the commission files which also contain correspondence. Additional correspondence is also found in the personal and business records series and the exhibitions series.
Additional named correspondents include Carla Accardi, Jean Arp, Anne Baxter, Jae Carmichael, Olive Cowell, Zoe Dusanne, Garrett Eckbo, Sam Francis, Ray Green, Peggy Guggenheim, Katharine Kuh, Frank Lobdell, Sybil Moholy-Nagy, Grace Morley, Berto Morucchio, May O'Donnell, Joanna and Gifford Philips, Ken Sawyer, Gertrude Shurr, Darthea Spayer, Clyfford and Pat Still, Michel Tapie, Antonio Tapies, Allan Temko, Mark Tobey, June Wayne, Wilhelm Wessel, Frans Wildenhain, among many others.
Gallery and museum correspondence is with Anderson Gallery, Bolles Gallery, Coos Art Museum, Galerie Anderson-Mayer (Paris), Galerie Stadler (Paris), Gallery Mayer (Paris), Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Museum of Art, Malvina Miller (New York), Martha Jackson Gallery (New York), Otto Seligman Gallery, Polly Friedlander Gallery, and the San Francisco Museum of Art, among many others. This series also contains postcards and Christmas cards.
Outgoing letters are arranged first in chronological order, followed by incoming letters arranged alphabetically by name correspondent. Miscellaneous files for each letter of the alphabet contain single letters from each correspondent. Christmas cards and postcards are arranged at the end of the series.
DescriptionContainer
Copies and Excerpts of Outgoing Letters to Various Individuals, circa 1946-1961
(11 folders)
5
1-11
Claire Falkenstein to Richard McCarthy, circa 1951-1960, 1989, 1994
(10 folders)
5
12-21
Letters to Richard McCarthy from Various Individuals, circa 1950-1958
5
22
3 EP, LTD, 1982, 1984
5
23
Miscellaneous Ac-Ap, 1958-1994
5
24
Miscellaneious Ar-Au, 1958-1994
5
25
Abraxas Gallery, circa 1980-1984
5
26
Carla Accardi, circa 1955-1974
5
27
Julien Alvard, 1954
5
28
American Contemporary Gallery, 1947
5
29
Becky Anderson, 1971-1974, 1977
5
30
Moo and Hunk Anderson, 1982-1991
5
31
Anderson Gallery, 1996
5
32
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, circa 1986-1993
5
33
Anna Head School, 1970-1995
5
34
Arbitrage Art Gallery, circa 1985
5
35
Architectural Art Services, 1961, 1967
5
36
Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, UCLA, 1995-1996
5
37
Jean Arp, 1951
5
38
Arts and Architecture, 1949, 1955, 1957
5
39
Franco Assetto, circa 1955-1984
5
40
Atelier Royce, circa 1975-1993
5
41
Jeanne Aurel-Schneider, 1986
5
42
Miscellaneous Ba-Bo, 1951-1994
5
43
Miscellaneous Br-Bu, 1951-1994
5
44
Charlotte Baker, circa 1931-1995
5
45
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1959-1960
5
46
Helen and Bud Barnard, 1975-1981
5
47
Jim Batliff, 1971
5
48
Anne Baxter, circa 1979-1986
5
49
Betty Parsons Gallery, 1950-1953
5
50
Edward Biberman, 1970-1974
5
51
Helen Bickel, circa 1950-1978
(3 folders)
5
52-54
Jeff Bickel, circa 1960, 1969, 1992
5
55
Mary Lou Bickel, 1961, 1967, 1986-1991
5
56
Anna Bing, 1976-1987
5
57
Seymour and Elyanne Boardman, circa 1950-1952
5
58
George Bohrman, 1978-1980
5
59
Bolles Gallery, circa 1958-1959
5
60
Alain Bosquet, circa 1956-1957
5
61
Dorr Bothwell, 1950-1951
5
62
Georges Boudaille, circa 1950
5
63
Bill and Doris Boynton, circa 1965-1980
5
64
Ellen Bransten, circa 1957
5
65
Marilee Brelage, circa 1969-1974
5
66
Brooklyn Museum, 1944
5
67
Philip Buckler, 1983
5
68
Betty and Bob Buffum, circa 1960-1996
5
69
Helen Burke, circa 1959-1966, 1980
5
70
Betty Burnham, 1981-1993
5
71
Alberto and Minsa Burri, 1956-1985
5
72
Miscellaneous Ca-Ch, 1954-1990
5
73
Miscellaneous Cl-Cu, 1954-1990
5
74
California School of Fine Arts, 1951-1958
6
1
Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, 1976
6
2
Jae Carmichael, circa 1972-1994
(2 folders)
6
3-4
Dorothy Cater, circa 1958-1962
6
5
Cemrel, Inc., 1974
6
6
Huguette Charpentier, circa 1962-1963
6
7
Hsiao Chin, 1957-1958
6
8
Francois and Jean Choay, circa 1963-1992
6
9
Cinema 16, 1949-1950
6
10
CINE, 1969
6
11
Camilla Collins, circa 1958-1980
(3 folders)
6
12-14
Dallas Conklin, circa 1958-1980
(3 folders)
6
15-17
Coos Art Museum, circa 1979-1995
6
18
Barbara Cott, circa 1970-1978
6
19
Olive Cowell, 1956-1984
(2 folders)
6
20-21
Pat and Dale Cox, circa 1972-1994
6
22
Minsa Craig, 1969
6
23
Adelyn Cross, circa 1952-1970
6
24
Merce Cunningham, circa 1960
6
25
Victor Cusack, 1963-1993
6
26
Miscellaneous D, 1963-1993
6
27
David Anderson Gallery, 1983, 1985-1991
(2 folders)
6
28-29
Daytona Art Institute, 1991
6
30
Anthony Denny, circa 1957-1960
6
31
Margaret DePatta, circa 1950
6
32
Rose Desser, circa 1965-1984
6
33
V. P. Dhamija, 1971-1982
6
34
Diane Divelbess, 1978-1992
6
35
Philippe Dotremont, circa 1952-1965
6
36
Dorothy Rosenthal Gallery, 1975-1984
6
37
John and Kit Dreyfuss, 1954, 1982
6
38
Camille Durand, circa 1963-1983
6
39
Zoe Dusanne, circa 1952-1967, 1977
(2 folders)
6
40-41
Peggie Dwight, circa 1959-1991
(2 folders)
6
42-43
Miscellaneous E, 1949-1993
6
44
Garrett and Arline Eckbo, 1958-1987
6
45
Eckbo, Royston and Williams, circa 1947-1989
(2 folders)
6
46-47
Jo Eckstein, circa 1958-1961
6
48
Ed Kearney Casting and Manufacturing, 1972-1974
6
49
Larry and Yoko Elsner, circa 1972-1989
6
50
Susie and Roy Eldredge, circa 1950-1989
6
51
Madeleine Everaert, circa 1958-1979
6
52
Experimental Printmaking, circa 1974-1981
(2 folders)
6
53-54
Miscellaneous Fa-Fi, 1948-1994
6
55
Miscellaneous Fl-Fu, 1948-1994
6
56
Shirley and Isadore Familian, circa 1984-1993
6
57
Perl Fine, 1947
6
58
Hanna and Ted Finklestein, 1983-1986
6
59
Alfonso de Fortuna, 1974-1975
6
60
Fredericke Fourcaud, circa 1958-1989
6
61
Francine Seders Gallery, 1972-1973
6
62
Sam and Muriel Francis, circa 1950-1966
6
63
Betty Freeman, circa 1963-1974
6
64
Raymonde Frin, circa 1952-1986
6
65
Carlo Frua, circa 1955-1970
6
66
Fullerton Bicentennial Committee, 1976
6
67
Miscellaneous G, 1959-1992
6
68
Galerie Anderson-Mayer, 1963
6
69
Galerie Rive Droite, circa 1956
6
70
Galerie Stadler, circa 1957-1993
(4 folders)
7
1-4
Galleria Di Spazio, circa 1956
7
5
Gallery Mayer, 1959-1962
7
6
Gallery of Modern Art, Scottsdale, circa 1966-1968
7
7
Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, 1994-1995
7
8
Nancy Genn, circa 1959-1984
7
9
Harriet Germain, 1961, 1974
7
10
Andre Gibert, circa 1951-1952
6
11
Peter Gimpel, 1976
7
12
Mark and Erno Goldfinger, circa 1968-1979
7
13
Gordon Woodside Galleries, 1968-1969
7
14
Grafico Uno, 1952-1990
(3 folders)
7
15-17
Ollie Kate and Paul Green, 1944-1980
7
18
Ray Green, circa 1952-1992
7
19
Anne Gregory, circa 1987-1994
7
20
Anna Gruen, 1931-1932
7
21
Trude Guetzmonprez, circa 1950-1970
7
22
Peggy Guggenheim, circa 1961-1979
7
23
Uuie Guiette, 1957-1961
7
24
Margo Gwinn, 1950-1963
7
25
Miscellaneous Ha, circa 1947-1987
7
26
Miscellaneous He-Hy, circa 1958-1993
7
27
Yvonne Hagen, circa 1955-1992
(2 folders)
7
28-29
Don Ham, circa 1976-1991
7
30
Lois Handler, 1990-1994
7
31
Walter Hanlon, 1953-1954
7
32
Jo Hanson, circa 1984-1990
7
33
Lena Hansen, 1984-1996
(2 folders)
7
34-35
Sylvia Hartman, 1974-1992
7
36
Paul and Virginia Hassel, circa 1950-1960
7
37
Anne Hauberg, circa 1971-1990
(3 folders)
7
38-40
Ashley Haviden, circa 1950-1953
7
41
Bill and Desiree Hayter, circa 1979
7
42
Marin Henderson, circa 1981-1993
7
43
Louis Heyn, circa 1968-1981
7
44
Ron Hickman, circa 1983
7
45
Lynn Hickey, circa 1981-1987
7
46
F. M. Hinkhouse, circa 1968-1986
7
47
Eden Hodara, circa 1953-1970
7
48
House Beautiful
, 1972
7
49
Hollis Galleries, 1966-1970
7
50
Bruce and Betye Howell, circa 1964-1997
7
51
Mildred Hudson, 1977-1978
7
52
Frances Hussey, 1963-1974
7
53
Miscellaneous I, 1952
7
54
Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1953-1968
7
55
il segno, 1957-1958
7
56
Miscellaneous Ja-Ju, circa 1951-1986
7
57
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1985-1993
7
58
Edward Jacobson, 1976-1984
7
59
Sam and Bettye Jaffe, 1980-1985
7
60
Paul Jenkins, circa 1954-1968
7
61
Gertrude Flint Jones, 1947-1969
7
62
Judy Miller Publications, 1988
7
63
Miscellaneous K, circa 1958-1993
7
64
Maggie (Ann) Karl, 1958, 1987-1993
7
65
Bruce Kasmer, 1991-1993
7
66
Karl and Georgette Kasten, circa 1961-1991
(2 folders)
7
67-68
Lila Katzen, 1960-1969
7
69
KCET, 1972
7
70
Jim and Jane Kresl, circa 1969-1981
7
71
Katharine Kuh, circa 1956-1992
7
72
Walter Kuhlman, circa 1953-1963
7
73
Miscellaneous La, 1945-1996
8
1
Miscellaneous Le-Lu, 1945-1996
8
2
Laguna Art Museum, 1993-1995
8
3
Nancy Lang, 1944-1990
8
4
Estelle and Erwine Laverne, circa 1965
8
5
Ora Lerman, 1980-1993
8
6
Judy and Murry Lerner, circa 1961-1962
8
7
Edith and Arthur Levin, 1979-1986
8
8
Orme and Barbara Lewis, 1968-1981
8
9
Charles and Miriam Lindstrom, circa 1951-1992
8
10
Frank Lobdell, circa 1950-1974
8
11
Pat Logan, circa 1971-1993
8
12
Emmanuel Looten, circa 1956-1959
8
13
City of Los Angeles, 1968-1974
8
14
Sam and Shirley Lichtman, 1968-1982
8
15
Linda Farris Galleries, 1993
8
16
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1991
8
17
George Lusk, circa 1947-1950
8
18
Herbert Lust, circa 1961-1962
8
19
Miscellaneous Ma-Mc, 1947-1993
8
20
Miscellaneous Me-Mu, 1947-1993
8
21
Francis McCann, circa 1950-1974
8
22
Richard McCarthy, 1944-1997
(8 folders)
8
23-30
Lucille McEnery, 1975-1976
8
31
Carl W. McIntosh, 1965-1973
8
32
Eline McKnight, circa 1951-1964
8
33
Charlotte Mack, 1959-1965
8
34
MAI Gallery, 1957-1959
8
35
Malvina Miller Gallery, circa 1971-1974
8
36
Manina, circa 1962
8
37
Phyllis Manley, 1961, 1971-1980
8
38
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, 1977
8
39
Paolo Marinotti, 1959-1973
8
40
Marva Marrow, circa 1987
8
41
M'Arte, 1970-1971
8
42
Martha Jackson Gallery, 1955-1981
(4 folders)
8
43-46
Paolo and Florence Marzotto, 1963-1988
8
47
Media Gallery, 1972, 1976, 1986
8
48
June Meehan, 1953-1961
8
49
Lani Miller, circa 1970-1993
8
50
Mills College, 1947-1955, 1977, 1987
8
51
Florence Minard, circa 1938-1980
8
52
Nick Minginourch, 1969-1970,1983, 1989
8
53
Peter Mitten, 1984-1991
8
54
Sybil Moholy-Nagy, circa 1950
8
55
Daniel Mondschein, 1990-1991
8
56
Luigi Moretti, circa 1955-1973
(2 folders)
8
57-58
Grace Morley, 1955, 1981-1985
8
59
Berto Morucchio, circa 1954-1984
(4 folders)
8
60-63
Bob Mosher, circa 1960
8
64
Leota Moulton, circa 1960-1976
8
65
Jean and Agnes de Moustier, circa 1956-1962
8
66
Tuni Murtinho, 1953-1955
8
67
Museum of Modern Art, 1947-1977
8
68
Miscellaneous N, 1950-1993
8
69
Bernie and Ruth Nath, circa 1957-1988
8
70
National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian, 1976
8
71
National Museum of American Art, 1982, 1990-1997
8
72
Neill Gallery, circa 1976-1983
(2 folders)
8
73-74
David Nellis, circa 1970-1973
9
1
Fred and Eva Neumayer, circa 1950-1951, 1955
9
2
Norton Simon Museum, circa 1987
9
3
Miscellaneous O, circa 1961-1984
9
4
Oakland Museum of Art, 1959-1982, 1994-1995
9
5
Oakland Public Schools, 1947
9
6
Wally and Dotty Obers, circa 1963-1972
9
7
Francine O'Donnell, 1982, 1984, 1986
9
8
May O'Donnell, 1948-1994
(2 folders)
9
9-10
Ella Odorfer, 1965-1975
9
11
Nanon Ohman, circa 1975-1986
9
12
Flora and John Olsen, 1960-1980
9
13
Don and Helen Olsen, circa 1953-1980
9
14
Orr's Gallery, 1975-1976
9
15
Alfonzo Ossorio, 1960-1990
9
16
Otto Seligman Gallery, 1954-1963
9
17
Judy Owyang, 1970-1972
9
18
Miscellaneous Pa-Pe, circa 1949-1994
9
19
Miscellaneous Ph-Py, circa 1949-1994
9
20
Eduardo Paolozzi, circa 1952
9
21
David Parry, circa 1966-1993
(2 folders)
9
22-23
Stella Patri, circa 1958-1992
9
24
Giacomo Patri, 1951, 1969-1978
9
25
Celia Payton, 1954-1967
9
26
Ellie Persons, 1968-1969, 1974
9
27
Amy Phelps, 1950-1951
9
28
Joann and Gifford Phillips, circa 1973-1988
9
29
Phoenix Art Museum, 1995
9
30
Jean Piaubert 1966, 1978
9
31
Polly Friedlander Gallery, 1973-1978
(3 folders)
9
32-34
Miscellaneous Q, 1997
9
35
Miscellaneous Ra-Ri, 1949-1996
9
36
Miscellaneous Ro-Ry, 1949-1996
9
37
Robert Ramsey, 1966-1986
9
38
Herbert Read, 1950-1967
9
39
Ted and Hanna Renneker, 1969, 1980-1996
9
40
Jeanne Reynal, circa 1957-1966
9
41
Riggs Galleries, circa 1989-1991
9
42
Terry Riley, 1968-1985
9
43
Esther and Bob Robles, circa 1960-1983
(2 folders)
9
44-45
Mildred Rosenthal, circa 1951-1969
9
46
Alix de Rothschild, circa 1963-1976
9
47
Pierre and Jacqueline Roumeguere, 1958-1974
9
48
Evelyn Royston, 1966-1967
9
49
Evelyn and Bob Royston, circa 1953-1985
9
50
Sam and Gladys Rubenstein, circa 1971-1995
(2 folders)
9
51-52
David Rubin, 1983
9
53
Virginia Russ, circa 1944-1954
9
54
Miscellaneous Sa-Se, circa 1948-1996
9
55
Miscellaneous Sh-Sm, circa 1948-1996
9
56
Miscellaneous Sn-Sw, circa 1948-1996
9
57
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, 1982-1985
9
58
SalviatiEc, circa 1968-1973
(2 folders)
9
59-60
San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, 1973-1976
9
61
San Francisco Chronicle, 1951-1956
9
62
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, circa 1948-1991
(2 folders)
10
1-2
Kenneth Sawyer, circa 1948-1963
(2 folders)
10
3-4
Morton and Kay Schamberg, circa 1964-1977
10
5
Bonnie Schwartz, circa 1979-1980
10
6
Mel and Gerrie Scott, 1948-1949, 1968-1977
10
7
Seattle Art Museum, 1974-1975, 1996
10
8
Seligman Gallery, 1967-1968
10
9
Henry Seldis, 1974-1978
10
10
Senior Group, 1969-1985
(2 folders)
10
11-12
I. Serpan, 1954
10
13
Elaine Sewell, 1975, 1982-1993
10
14
Gertrude Shurr, 1944-1993
10
15
Amy Silen, 1977-1991
10
16
Nell Sinton, 1960-1977
10
17
Wendy Slatkin, 1984
10
18
Smith Andersen Gallery, circa 1975-1985
(2 folders)
10
19-20
Hans Snock and Erik De Vries, circa 1952-1957, 1986
10
21
Flora Soldan, circa 1962-1972
10
22
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1945-1980
10
23
Selden Spaulding, circa 1962-1969
10
24
Darthea Speyer, 1952-1992
10
25
Katie Stedman, circa 1947-1979
10
26
Leonard and Marie Stein, circa 1969-1986
10
27
Joe and Margaret Stein, circa 1952-1993
10
28
Vivienne Stein, circa 1985-1993
10
29
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 1984-1985
10
30
Clyfford and Pat Still, 1955-1985
(2 folders)
10
31-32
Angie Strickland, 1974
10
33
Louise Svendsen, 1973-1976
10
34
Jayne Sword, 1952-1958
10
35
Miscellaneous T, 1959-1993
10
36
Jean-Marc Tapie, 1974
10
37
Michel Tapie, 1953-1981
(2 folders)
10
38-39
Antonio Tapies, 1956-1957
10
40
Tate Gallery, 1970-1979
10
41
Ron Tatro, 1978-1983
10
42
Alan Temko, circa 1951-1996
(2 folders)
10
43-44
Susannah Temko, 1964-1985
(4 folders)
10
45-48
Thank You Notes, circa 1958-1990
10
49
Thank You Notes from Students, 1987
10
50
Yvonne Thibaut-Pomerantz, 1965-1982
10
51
John Thomas, circa 1981-1985
10
52
Ruth Thompson, 1949-1989
10
53
Elizabeth Tiso, 1982-1988
10
54
Tobey Moss Gallery, 1980-1993
10
55
Mark Tobey, 1954-1979
(4 folders)
10
56-59
Torque Gallery, 1982, 1987
10
60
Miscellaneous U, 1949, 1972, 1977-1994
10
61
University of Oregon, Museum of Art, 1979
10
62
Miscellaneous V, 1960-1994
10
63
Dorothy and George Vaughan, circa 1974-1993
10
64
Jean Villeri, circa 1950-1952
11
1
Vogue
, 1958
11
2
Miscellaneous W, 1950-1995
11
3
Esther Waite, circa 1960-1984
11
4
Grace Marie Waldrup, circa 1972-1994
11
5
Gordon and Ruth Washburn, circa 1959-1976
11
6
June Wayne, circa 1953-1984
11
7
Wes Wehr, 1956-1979
11
8
Marcia Weisman, circa 1966-1986
11
9
Woty Werner, 1951-1957
11
10
Wilhelm Wessel, 1957-1962
11
11
Glenn Wessels, circa 1950
11
12
Katherine White, circa 1970-1980
11
13
Frans Wildenhain, circa 1949-1960
(2 folders)
11
14-15
Charlotte Willard, circa 1960-1976
11
16
George Wittenborn, 1955-1960
11
17
Laura Jane and Hamilton Wolf, circa 1936-1965
(2 folders)
11
18-19
Myrtle and Frank Wolf, circa 1950-1997
(5 folders)
11
20-24
Woman's Building, 1985-1987
11
25
Women's Caucus of Art, 1979-1983
11
26
Jason Wong, circa 1968-1993
(2 folders)
11
27-28
O. J. Woodward, circa 1969-1976
11
29
Worcester Art Museum, 1993-1994
11
30
Miscellaneous Y, 1960-1984
11
31
Miscellaneous Z, 1984, 1990
11
32
First Names Only, undated
11
33
First Names Only, circa 1945-1969
11
34
First Names Only, circa 1970-1988
11
35
First Names Only, circa 1991-1996
11
36
Postcards, circa 1940-1997
11
Christmas Cards, circa 1940-1960
12
1
Christmas Cards, circa 1961-1996
12
2
Christmas Cards, 1959
12
3
Christmas Cards, 1964-1973
(21 folders)
12
4-24
Christmas Cards, 1973-1997
(29 folders)
13
1-29
Christmas Cards from Claire Falkenstein, circa 1963-1995
13
30

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