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Gerome Kamrowski papers, 1938-2004

Gerome Kamrowski papers, 1938-2004

Kamrowski, Gerome L., 1914-2004

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 7.7 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, photographs, project files, subject files, correspondence, printed material and audio visual material concerning Gerome Kamrowski's career as a Surrealist painter.

Biographical material includes curriculum vitae. Photographs, slides and negatives are of Kamrowski, his family, studio, artwork, exhibition installations and exhibitions. The bulk of the project files concern individual works of art and include correspondence, reviews, photographs and miscellany. Subject files pertain to the University of Michigan, exhibitions that involved Kamrowski, organizations and people who worked with Kamrowski, and include correspondence and printed material.

Correspondence includes letters from Andre Breton, Monique Lange, Hilla von Rebay, Mercedes Matter, Irving Sandler, and numerous dealers and institutions including the Guggenheim Foundation, The Whitney Museum of Art, the Andre Emmerich Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Students League.

Audio visual material includes an interview on three cassettes of Kamrowski conducted by Martica Sawin, 1986, and three motion picture films "Tucker, Kamrowski Sculpture", "Celestial Rhythms" and untitled. Printed material includes Kamrowski's portfolios, exhibition reviews, catalogs, and announcements, press releases, and newspaper clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gerome Kamrowski (1914-2003) was a Surrealist painter in New York, N.Y. and Ann Arbor, Mich.

Provenance

Donated 2008 by Mary Jane Kamrowski, Kamrowski's widow.

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