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Cleve Gray papers, 1933-2005

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Series 8: Photographs , circa 1934-2002
(Boxes 8-10; 1.15 linear ft.)

Photographs are of artwork, events, people, places, and miscellaneous subjects. Also found with this series are photographs used to illustrate David Smith by David Smith: Sculpture and Writings, and a small number of negatives and color transparencies.
Most of the artwork appearing in the photographs is by Cleve Gray and consists of drawings, paintings, and sculpture arranged by medium. Among them are destroyed paintings, and an original print of Photo Abstraction by Gray, circa 1934. Of particular note are photographs of preparatory drawings for Threnody, the work in progress, and completed panels. Other artists represented are: Louise N. Grace, Jacques Lipchitz, John Marin, Hans Richter, and Jacques Villon.
Photographs of people are mainly portraits of Gray, and views of him with Francine and their family. Among these are one of the family with their infant son, Thaddeus, by Irving Penn; a portrait of Gray at about age three (a modern copy print); and other portraits of him by Cornelia Lavin, Alexander Liberman, Frances McLaughlin-Gill, and Nancy Tutko. Other individuals pictured are Hans Richter and some of his descendants. Photographs of places consist of Gray's studio.
Events are an unidentified exhibition opening and miscellaneous subjects are exhibition installations.
A small number of photographs are scattered throughout the alphabetical files (Series 2).
Description Container Select
Artwork by Cleve Gray
Paintings, undated
8
14
Paintings ( Across - Mystery, Mystery), undated
8
15
Paintings ( Night, Ochos Rios - Tea at Puteaux), undated
8
16
Paintings ( Todtentanz #2 - Young Boy with a Cutlass, and unknown titles), undated
8
17
Paintings, Destroyed, undated
8
18
Photograph, Photo Abstraction (copy print), undated
8
19
Photograph, Photo Abstraction (original photograph), circa 1934
(oversized material housed in Box 9)
8
20
Sculpture, 1962, undated
8
21
Threnody, Preparatory Drawings, circa 1972-1973
8
22
Threnody, In Progress, circa 1972-1973
(2 folders)
8
23-24
Threnody, Panels, circa 1974
8
25
Artwork by Other Artists, undated
  • Grace, Louise N. Grace
  • Marin, John
  • Lipchitz, Jacques
  • Richter, Hans
  • Villon, Jacques
8
26
Events, Exhibition Opening (unidentified), undated
(oversized material housed in Box 9)
8
27
Illustrations
David Smith by David Smith: Sculpture and Writings, edited by Cleve Gray, undated
See
8
28
John Marin, edited by Cleve Gray, undated
8
29
People, Cleve Gray
Portraits (photographers include: Cornelia Lavin, Alexander Liberman, Frances McLaughlin-Gill, and Nancy Tutko), circa 1960s-1980
(oversized material housed in Box 9)
8
30
Portraits, 1984-1989, undated
Threnody
8
31
In Studio, 1970s-1997, undated
8
32
With Francine, 1957, undated
(oversized material housed in Box 9)
8
33
With Francine, undated
8
34
With Francine and Sons, circa 1960s-1990s
8
35
With Family and Friends (with baby Thaddeus, Irving Penn, photographer; with Francine and Hans Richter in Richter's studio), circa 1959, undated
8
36
With Others (University of Hartford, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree), 1992
8
37
People, Others (Hans Richter?, Richter descendants), 1996
8
38
Places, Cleve Gray's Studio, undated
See also
8
39
Miscellaneous Subjects, Cow, undated
8
40
Miscellaneous Subjects, Exhibition Installations
Threnody at Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York, College at Purchase, 1974
8
41
Unidentified (Alexander Liberman, photographer) and "Century Masters: Cleve Gray, 43 Years of Work" at The Century Association, 1989-2002
8
42
Negatives, Art Work by Cleve Gray
Paintings, undated
Threnody
8
43-44
Paintings by Cleve Gray (destroyed), undated
8
45
Photograph by Cleve Gray, Photo Abstraction, undated
(copy negative)
8
46
Threnody ("contact #1" - "contact #4), circa 1972-1974
8
47
Threnody ("contact #5" - "contact #8"), circa 1972-1974
8
48
Threnody ("contact #9" - "contact #13"), circa 1972-1974
8
49
Negatives, Illustrations for David Smith by David Smith: Sculpture and Writings, circa 1968
8
50
Negatives, People - Cleve Gray, undated
8
51
Transparencies, Artwork - Paintings by Cleve Gray, undated
8
52
Oversize Photographs, Art Work by Cleve Gray, circa 1934
See
9 (sol)
Oversize Photographs, Events, undated
(See: Box 8, folder 27)
9 (sol)
Oversize Photographs, People, circa, 1960s-1980s, undated
(See: Box 8, folders 30, 33)
9 (sol)
Oversize Photographs, Illustrations for David Smith by David Smith: Sculpture and Writings, undated
(See: Box 8, folder 28)
10 (sol)

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