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David Weinrib papers, circa 1950-2015

David Weinrib papers, circa 1950-2015

Weinrib, David, 1924-2016

Sculptor, Ceramicist

Collection Information

Size: 4.6 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, photographs, artwork, and printed material documenting the career of ceramicist and sculptor David Weinrib.

Biographical material includes interview transcripts of Weinrib relating to his time as resident potter at the First Crafts Institute at Black Mountain College, North Carolina and as curator of the Pratt Institute Sculpture Garden, New York. Photographs consist of portraits of artists by Weinrib that he asked to photograph as part of his art practices and include Vito Acconci, Roy Lichtenstein, James Turrell, John Chamberlain, Ursula von Rydingsvaard, and many others, often at work. Artwork consists of laminated placemats made from photographs and a series of posture photographs. Printed material includes catalogs, announcements and brochures, along with clippings related to Black Mountain College, and Pratt Institute Sculpture Garden.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Weinrib (1924-2016) was a sculptor, ceramicist, and teacher in New York and North Carolina. Weinrib was founder and curator of Pratt Institute's sculpture garden, New York and a potter and instructor at Black Mountain College, North Carolina. In his later years, Weinrib made photograph assembleges.


Donated 2016 by Abel Weinrib, David Weinrib's son.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

David Weinrib papers, circa 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.