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Correspondence with Herzl Emanuel, 1994

Gurney, George

Art museum curator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 5 Items

Summary: Correspondence concerning Gurney's planned exhibition regarding approaches to carving sculpture, and in particular, Emanuel's work owned by the Museum, "Head of a Prophet." Emanuel provides a brief history of the work, responds to Gurney's questions regarding carving, and encloses a 5 p. typescript, "Recollections of Zadkine," (1975) in which he writes of the period he worked under Ossip Zadkine in Paris (and made "Head of a Prophet"), Zadkine's residence in New York during WW II, and their reunion in 1962 in Zadkine's Paris studio.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gurney is Curator of Sculpture, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Emanuel is a sculptor known for his cubist style who lived in Rome, and later Westport, Ct.


Photocopies donated by George Gurney, 1994. Photocopies discarded after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

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35mm microfilm reel 5028 (fr. 434-448) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

All photocopies.

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How to Cite This Collection

Correspondence with Herzl Emanuel, 1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.