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David Aronson papers, 1935-1983

Aronson, David, 1923-2015

Painter, Sculptor, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 5 Reels, ca. 2,850 items (on 5 microfilm reels)

Summary: A career resume; ca. 2,000 letters; essays and speeches on art; sketches, many done while a student of Karl Zerbe's; priced exhibition catalogs; price lists of works; bills and receipts; scrapbooks of clippings and loose clippings; files on dealers and patrons; photographs of works of art; and printed material.
Correspondents include Lillian Bengtz (Mrs. Ture Bengtz), Leonard Bocour, Sylvan Cole Jr., Karl E. Fortess, Philip Guston, Lee Nordness, Raphael Soyer, Ellsworth Kelly, Max Weber, Karl Zerbe, museums, art societies, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor; Massachusetts. Key figure in development of the art school at Boston University.


Lent for microfilming 1978-1983 by David Aronson.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, David Aronson after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1324-1326 and 2936-2937 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

David Aronson papers, 1935-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.