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Fred Uhl Ball papers, 1936-2002

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Series 2: Photographs , 1945-1987, undated
1.1 Linear Feet
Boxes 1-2

This series contains photographs of Ball throughout his life, in addition to photographs of artwork and exhibitions. Photographs of Ball include portraits of the artist in his studio, and family photographs include baby, childhood, and high school pictures. There are also photographs of Ball demonstrating at the State Fair (1965); at an installation and in his studio; and with his mother and half-brother. One photograph of Ball as an infant is labeled "date unknown, photo possibly by Imogen Cunningham." Three photographs show Kathryn Ball and Bruce Beck working on Ball's Sutter Hospital Mural which they completed in 1986.
Binder 1: Photographs #1 contains photographs of commissions in California, Nevada, and New Jersey arranged alphabetically by name of site; and material relating to the 1987 Fred Uhl Ball Retrospective at Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, including a catalog of the exhibition, photographs of the installation and transparencies of works from the catalog.
Binder 2: Photographs #2 contains miscellaneous color photographs of work completed between 1968 and 1985, with some photographs of undated work. Binder 3: Slides #1 contains slides of Ball, including shots of him in his studio, and slides of exhibitions and artwork including commissions. Binders 4 and 5 contain slides of artwork organized by type of work or media.
The photographs and slides in this series were donated to the Archives of American Art in archival binders. They have been removed from their original binders. The original arrangement has been maintained, and the content notes for slides are generally taken directly from the labels provided in the binders.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Ball, circa 1980s
1
16
Photographs of Ball, Family Photos, 1945-1986
1
17-18
Photographs 1, Commissions, 1977-1986
1
19
Photographs 1, Fred Uhl Ball Retrospective (including catalog of exhibition), 1987
1
20
Photographs 1, Transparencies of Works from Retrospective Catalog, 1987
1
21
Photographs 2, Miscellaneous, 1968-1985, undated
1
22-23
Slides 1, Studio and Early Work , 1962-1984
1
24
Slides 1, Exhibitions and Works with Titles and/or in Private Collections, 1959-1987, undated
Exhibitions include: Unknown Date or Venue; Sacramento Library, One-Man Show; Barrio's with Gerald Silva; Fred Uhl Ball: Enamels, Last Show, Artist's Contemporary Gallery, Fred Uhl Ball Retrospective, Creative Arts League at Crocker Art Museum; Retrospective Catalog Photos
1
25
Slides 1, Commissioned Works, circa 1970s-1980s
1
26
Slides 2, Sculpture - Low Relief and Flat Works, circa 1963-1986
Sculpture includes beds and pillows, bag lunch, gift boxes, match books, and miscellaneous.
Low relief and flat works includes bowls, envelopes, copper foil relief wall pieces, copper foil tooled 3-part screen, copper foil tooled city scene, city scene drawings, city scene enameled, copper foil tooled suns and sunflowers, bird and fish themes, copper foil and relief panels, wire inlay, copper foil and lacquer, soft white torch-fired on copper foil, soft white frames with life forms, soft white "Bessies," transparent flux on copper foil, and red and black calligraphic strokes on copper foil.
1
27-28
Slides 3, circa 1968-1986
Includes small wall pieces, figural pieces, Sgraffito technique, Daphne blue enameled pieces, jig-saw works, stenciled squares, late squares, painted liquid white, bronze-textured panels, gold enamel on copper foil, models for landscape, blue "Seascape" on foil, miscellaneous, brass with thinly brushed flux, brass relief and flat panels, brass landscape series, brass tree series, brass square, and titanium.
1
29-30

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