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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the A. G. (Abel George) Warshawsky papers, circa 1900-1988 | Digitized Collection

A. G. (Abel George) Warshawsky papers, circa 1900-1988

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1: Biographical Material, 1923-circa 1940
3 folders
Box 1

Biographical materials include a membership card, three passports, and a
Who's Who
entry for A.G. Warshawsky.
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Identification Card, Société de la Légion d'honneur, 1938
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1
Passports, 1923-1938
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2
Who's Who
Entry, circa 1940
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3

2: Correspondence, 1941-1964
4 folders
Box 1

Correspondence includes letters from A.G. Warshawsky to his wife, Ruth, telegrams, and scattered letters from museums and institutions concerning his art.
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Abel Warshawsky to Ruth Tate Warshawsky, 1941-1950
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4-5
Telegrams, 1941 June
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6
Museums and Institutions to Abel and Ruth Warshawsky, 1959-1964
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7

3: Writings and Notes, circa 1930-circa 1950
0.4 linear feet
Box 1

Writings by A.G. Warshawsky include versions of his autobiography entitled: "My Brush with Life," "Adventures with Color and Brush," and a later typescript entitled "Warshawsky's Autobiography." Also found are other writings on art and a notebook.
Warshawsky's autobiography records his life in Paris, activities, and acquaintances as a young art student in Paris. He recalls meeting Winslow Homer, (Gustave) Dounies Courtois, Modigliani, Paul Signac and Auguste Renoir. Mentioned are Jack Casey, Arthur Burdett Frost, Jr., Samuel Halpert, Ben Kafka, David Karfunkle, Leon Kroll, Louis Loeb, Henry Mathes, Ivan Olinsky, Alfred Rigny, Hugo Robus, Daniel Gale Turnbull, Alexander Warshawsky (his brother), Wythe Williams, and William Zorach.
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"The Barnums of Art," by A.G. Warshawsky, circa 1930
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8
[After Ethel's Funeral], by A.G. Warshawsky, circa 1930
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9
"My Brush with Life," by A.G. Warshawsky, circa 1940
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10-14
"Adventures with Color and Brush," by A.G. Warshawsky, circa 1940
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15-16
[Craftsmanship], by A.G. Warshawsky, circa 1950
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17
"Warshawsky's Autobiography," by A.G. Warshawsky, circa 1950
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18
Notebook, circa 1940
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19

4: Printed Material, 1920-1964
0.2 linear feet
Box 1, 6, OV 12

Printed materials include exhibition catalogs, clippings and xeroxed copies of clippings relating to Warshawsky's career, an issue of Art and Archaeology, and reproductions of works of art. Also found is film publicity materials for
The Story Behind the Film, Creation of a Portrait
featuring Warshawsky. There is a portfolio publication on Warshawsky that includes reproductions of his work of art.
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Exhibition Catalog, 1958-1962
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20
Clippings (xerox), circa 1930-1964
1
21-22
Art and Archaeology
, Vol IX, No. 6, 1920
1
23
Film Publicity Material,
The Story Behind the Film, Creation of a Portrait
, circa 1950
1
24
Reproductions of Works of Art, circa 1930
1
25
Clippings File, 1949
6
1
Portfolio, 1927
OV 12
1

5: Scrapbooks, 1913-1960
0.3 linear feet
Box 1, 9

There are two scrapbooks, one a photocopy, containing printed materials.
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Scrapbook 1 (xerox), 1913-1960
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26-27
Scrapbook 2, circa 1910-circa 1930
9
1

6: Photographs, circa 1910-1988
1.4 linear feet
Box 1-2, 5, 7-8, OV 10

Eight photo albums house photos of A.G. and Ruth Warshawsky, of family and friends, and of works of art. The majority of the photo albums consist of photos of portraits and other works of art by Warshawsky. There are two photo albums with personal photographs of Warshawsky, Ruth, their home and studio in Monterey, California. Photos of Warshawsky include snapshots and portraits, some of which depict the artist painting in his studio or with his art. Other photos of Warshawsky are with his wife, family, and friends. Also found are photographs of models, probably used as inspiration for Warshawsky's art and of works of art in situ.
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Photo Album 1, circa 1940
Monterey, California. Includes Portraits, Warshawsky painting in studio, homes, and landscapes. Likely taken by Max Reichmann.
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28
Photo Album 2, circa 1960
Includes photos of portraits by Warshawsky. Album was dismantled and pages with identification were photocopied.
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29
Photo Album 3, circa 1960
Includes photographs of portraits by Warshawsky.
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30
Photo Album 4, circa 1960
Includes photographs of portraits by Warshawsky.
1
31-32
Photo Album 5, circa 1940
Includes personal and studio photos. Also found are clippings.
1
33-34
Photo Album 6, 1901-circa 1940
Oversized material housed in Box 7. Contains photos of works of art, portraits,and sketches.
1
35
Photo Album 7, circa 1940
Oversized material housed in Box 8. Includes photos of works of art and an exhibition catalog.
1
36
Photo Album 8, circa 1960
Oversized material housed in Box 5, F1. Includes photos of works of art.
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37
A.G. Warshawsky, 1952-1957
Oversized material housed in Box 5, F7 and OV 10.
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1
A.G. and Ruth Warshawsky, circa 1956
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2
Ruth Warshawsky, circa 1950-1956
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3
Ruth Warshawsky with Art, circa 1960
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4
Warshawsky with Family and Friends, circa 1950-1958
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5
Family, circa 1910-circa 1930
2
6-7
Filming a Movie, circa 1940
Includes A.G. and Ruth Warshawsky, Joseph P. Davies, and J.R. Kray
2
8
Models, circa 1920-circa 1940
2
9
Works of Art, In Situ, circa 1930
2
10
Works of Art, circa 1940-1988
Oversized material housed in Box 5, F9 and OV 10.
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11
Negatives, Slides, and Transparencies, circa 1950-circa 1970
2
12-13
Oversized Photo Album 8, Scanned with Box 1, F37, circa 1960
5
1
Oversized Photo of A.G. Warshawsky, Scanned with Box 2, F1, 1952-1957
5
7
Oversized Photos of Works of Art, Scanned with Box 2, F11, circa 1940-1988
5
9
Oversized Photo Album 6, Scanned with Box 1, F35, circa 1940
7
Oversized Photo Album 7, Scanned with Box 1, F36, 1901-circa 1940
8
Oversized Photos of Warshawsky and Works of Art, Scanned with Box 2, F1, 11, circa 1940-1988
OV 10

8: Artwork, circa 1900-1951
0.5 linear feet
Box 3-5, OV 11

Additional artwork consists of pencil and pen and ink sketches and a print by A.G. Warshawsky. Also found are prints and drawings by others, with some signatures illegible. Some artworks by others are inscribed to Warshawsky as "Buck" and dated. Other artists include Goya, Edwin Kaufman, and Paul de Lassence.
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Loose Sketches, circa 1900-circa 1950
Oversized material housed in Box 5, F8. Intended to be framed.
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14
Loose Sketches, circa 1900-circa 1950
Intended to be framed
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1
Loose Sketches, circa 1900-circa 1940
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2-3
Print, Likely by Warshawsky, circa 1920
Oversized material housed in Box 5, F5.
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4
Artwork by Others, circa 1920s-1951
Oversized material housed in Box 5, F6 and OV11.
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5
Oversized Print by Warshawsky, Scanned with Box 4, F4, circa 1920
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5
Oversized Loose Sketches, Scanned with Box 4, F2-3, circa 1900-circa 1940
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10
Oversized Artwork by Others, Scanned with Box 4, F5, circa 1920s
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6
Oversized Sketches Intended to be Framed, Scanned with Box 3, F1, circa 1900-circa 1950
5
8
Oversized Artwork by Others, Scanned with Box 4, F5, circa 1920s-1951
OV 11

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