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Elias Newman papers, 1922-1981

Elias Newman papers, 1922-1981

Newman, Elias, 1903-1999

Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York painter, writer, and educator Elias Newman measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1981. Newman's participation in exhibitions and various art related organizations, notably Artists Equity Association, is documented through biographical material, correspondence, notes, writings, organizational records, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elias Newman (1903-1999) was a painter, writer, lecturer, and teacher from New York, N.Y. Born in Stashow, Poland in 1903, Newman arrived in the United States in 1913, and became a naturalized citizen in 1928. He studied at the National Academy of Design from 1919-1920, and at the Educational Alliance Art School from 1920-1925. He also studied at the Academie Chaumiere in Paris. After 1925, Newman participated in many exhibitions, acted as art director of the Palestine Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1939, organized the Palestine Artists and Sculptors Association, and was director of the National Society of Painters in Casein in 1963 and 1967-1971. From 1970-1975, Newman served as president of the Artists Equity Association, the organization which played the most significant role in his career.

Provenance

Donated 1977 and 1981 by Elias Newman.

Funding

Microfilmed 1994 with funding provided by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.

A Finding Aid to the Elias Newman Papers,
1922-1981
, in the Archives of American Art
AAA.newmelia
Author
Finding aid prepared by Jean Fitzgerald and Erin Kinhart
Biographical Note
Elias Newman (1903-1999) was a painter, writer, lecturer, and teacher in New York, N.Y. Born in Stashow, Poland in 1903, Newman arrived in the United States in 1913, and became a naturalized citizen in 1928. He studied at the National Academy of Design from 1919-1920, and at the Educational Alliance Art School from 1920-1925. He also studied at the Academie Chaumiere in Paris. After 1925, Newman participated in many exhibitions, acted as art director of the Palestine Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1939, organized the Palestine Artists and Sculptors Association, and was director of the National Society of Painters in Casein in 1963 and 1967-1971. From 1970-1975, Newman served as president of the Artists Equity Association, the organization which played the most significant role in his career.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 6 series:
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1935-1975 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Series 2: Correspondence, 1927-1980 (Box 1; 8 folders)
Series 3: Writings, circa 1939-1976 (Box 1; 4 folders)
Series 4: Artists Equity Association Records, circa 1950-1979 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1922-1981 (Box 1, OV 2; 0.4 linear feet)
Series 6: Photographs, 1923-1975 (Box 1; 9 folders)
Scope and Content Note
The papers of New York painter, writer, and educator Elias Newman measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1981. Newman's participation in exhibitions and various art related organizations, notably Artists Equity Association, is documented through biographical material, correspondence, notes, writings, organizational records, printed material, and photographs.
Provenance
Donated 1977 and 1981 by Elias Newman.
Processing Information
The collection was fully processed by Jean Fitzgerald in 1993. In 1994 the collection was microfilmed with funding provided by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation. A finding aid was prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2011.

Additional Forms Available

The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 4860-4861 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Elias Newman papers, 1922-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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