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Dorothy and Leo Rabkin papers, 1940-1979

Dorothy and Leo Rabkin papers, 1940-1979

Rabkin, Leo, 1919-2015

Sculptor, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 4.6 linear ft. (partially filmed on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Papers relating to Leo and Dorothy Rabkin as art collectors, as well as Leo Rabkin's work in painting and sculpture and with American Abstract Artists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leo Rabkin (1919-2015) and Dorothy Rabkin (1922-2008) were art collectors in New York. Rabkin was also a painter and sculptor, and president of American Abstract Artists.


The materials filmed on reel N69-68 were originally loaned to the Archives by Leo Rabkin in 1969. They were subsequently given, along with other materials, in 1979 and 1980.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Dorothy and Leo Rabkin papers, 1940-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.