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Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998

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Series 3: Project Files, 1960-1998
7.3 linear feet
Boxes 1-7, 14-15, 17-19, OVs 20, 22-24, Artifact

Project files primarily document Ross's collaborations with prominent artists to create tapestries of their paintings. She worked with artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Milton Avery, and Stuart Davis to create designs and selected weavers to translate the artworks into tapestries. She also oversaw commissions and sales of these works to individuals, corporations, and museums. Project files may include correspondence, contracts, invoices, notes, photographs, yarn samples, and a few maquettes and cartoons. Also of note are extensive files regarding her collaborations with Kenneth Noland, with whom she had the longest working relationship of any artist. Included is documentation regarding the Native/Noland series. For this series Ross worked with Navajo weavers to create tapestries based on Noland's geometric paintings. Researchers should note that a few files document project collaborations that were never realized.
Other project files found here include a commissioned tapestry for Temple Emanu-El in collaboration with artist Mark Podwal, as well as commissions for Mazza Gallerie, Phoenix Civic Center, and Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. Documents include correspondence, invoices, agreements, photographs, and notes. Files regarding a Vesti Corporation mostly contain legal records and correspondence regarding Gloria Ross's role in the project.
This series is arranged as 2 subseries.
3.1: Artist Collaborations, 1960-1998
3.2: Other Projects, 1971-1997
3.1:Artist Collaborations, 1960-1998
DescriptionContainer
Anuszkiewicz, Richard, circa 1971-1979
1
27-30
Avery, Milton, 1973-1993
Oversized material housed in Box 17
2
1-7
Bearden, Romare, 1974-1997
Oversized material housed in Box 19
2
8-12
Bill, Max, 1971-1977
2
13
Calder, Alexander, 1976-1994
2
14
Cosindas, Marie, 1966-1979
2
15
Davis, Gene, 1972-1973
2
16-17
Davis, Stuart, 1987-1995
Oversized material housed in Box 14
2
18-24
Downing, Thomas, circa 1970
2
25
Dubuffet, Jean, 1973-1995
2
26-27
Dubuffet, Jean, 1973-1995
Oversized material housed in Box 14
3
1-2
Dufy, Raoul, 1992-1993
3
3
Erte, 1975-1983
3
4
Feeley, Paul, 1966-1971
3
5
Frankenthaler, Helen, Fourth National Bank and Trust Commission, 1973-1975
Oversized material housed in Box 15
3
6-9
Frankenthaler, Helen, Halperin Commission, 1969-1972
3
10
Frankenthaler, Helen, Southeast Banking Corporation Commission, 1982-1983
3
11-12
Frankenthaler, Helen, Winters Bank Tower Commission, 1971-1972
3
13-15
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1966-1998
Oversized material housed in Box 15
3
16-22
Goodnough, Robert, 1967-1991
Oversized material housed in Boxes 17 and 19
4
1-2
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1970-circa 1976
Oversized material housed in Box 17 and OV 23
4
3-6
Gray, Eileen, 1979-1980
4
7
Held, Al, 1968-1975
4
8-10
Hofmann, Hans, 1976-1995
4
11-13
Jenkins, Paul, 1973-1982
4
14-17
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1965, 1972
4
18
Lawrence, Jacob, 1990-1994
4
19
Liberman, Alexander, 1974-1976
Oversized material housed in Box 14
4
20
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1980
4
21
Lidner, Richard, 1973-1974
4
22-23
Louis, Morris, 1970-1971
4
24
Marca-Relli, Conrad, 1970-1983
Oversized material housed in Box 14
4
25
Moore, Henry, 1972-1973
4
26
Motherwell, Robert, 1960-1993
Oversized material housed in Box 18
4
27-33
Nevelson, Louise, circa 1972-1980
4
34-35
Nevelson, Louise, 1976-1998
Oversized material housed in Box 14, 18, and OV 22
5
1-5
Noland, Kenneth, 1967-1997
Oversized material housed in OV 20
5
5-13
Noland, Kenneth, Native/Noland Tapestries, 1979-1997
5
14-34
Noland, Kenneth, Native/Noland Tapestries, 1980-1996
6
1-4
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1970-1978
6
5
Poons, Larry, 1970-1971
6
6
Ross, Clifford, 1974-1979
6
7
Samaras, Lucas, 1974-1975
6
8
Smith, Richard, 1967-1992
6
9
Stella, Frank, 1972-1990
6
10
Trova, Ernest, 1972-1993
Oversized material housed in Box 17
6
11-12
Youngerman, Jack, 1968-1997
Oversized material housed in Boxes 17, 19, OV 23, and OV 24
6
13-19
Youngerman, Jack, Portland Court House, circa 1976
6
20-22
Oversized, Davis, Stuart from Box 2, Folders 18-24, circa 1970s
14
1
Oversized, Dubuffet, Jean from Box 3, Folders 1-2, 1973
14
2
Oversized, Liberman, Alexander from Box 4, Folder 20, circa 1974
14
3
Oversized, Marca-Relli, Conrad from Box 4, Folder 25, 1970s
14
4
Oversized, Nevelson, Louise from Box 5, Folders 1-5, circa 1970s-1980s
14
5
Oversized, Frankenthaler, Helen, Fourth National Bank and Trust Commission from Box 3, Folders 6-9, circa 1973
15
1
Oversized, Frankenthaler, Helen from Box 3, Folder 16-22, circa 1969-1980s
15
2-4
Oversized, Avery, Milton from Box 2, Folders 1-7, circa 1970s
17
1
Oversized, Goodnough, Robert from Box 4, Folders 1-2, circa 1970s
17
2
Oversized, Gottlieb, Adolph from Box 4, Folders 3-6, circa 1970s
17
3
Oversized, Trova, Ernest from Box 6, Folders 11-12, circa 1970s
17
4
Oversized, Youngerman, Jack from Box 6, Folders 13-19, circa 1970s
17
5
Oversized, Motherwell, Robert from Box 4, Folders 27-33, circa 1970s
18
Oversized, Nevelson, Louise from Box 5, Folders 1-5, circa 1970s
18
Oversized, Bearden, Romare from Box 2, Folders 8-12, circa 1970s
19
Oversized, Goodnough, Robert from Box 4, Folders 1-2, circa 1970s
19
Oversized, Youngerman, Jack from Box 6, Folders 13-19, circa 1970s
19
Oversized, Noland, Kenneth from Box 5, Folders 5-13, circa 1970s
OV 20
Oversized, Nevelson, Louise from Box 5, Folders 1-5, circa 1970s
OV 22
Oversized, Gottlieb, Adolph from Box 4, Folders 3-6, circa 1970s
OV 23
Oversized, Youngerman, Jack from Box 6, Folders 13-19, circa 1970s
OV 23
Oversized, Youngerman, Jack from Box 6, Folders 13-19, circa 1970s
OV 24
3.2:Other Projects, 1971-1997
DescriptionContainer
Congregation Emanu-El, 1994-1997
Oversized material housed in Box 14
6
23-29
Mazza Gallerie, Prudential Insurance Company, 1984-1986
7
1-2
Phoenix Civic Center, 1986-1988
7
3
Vesti Corporation, KAIA Project, 1980-1982
7
4-5
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, 1971-1973
7
6
Oversized, Congregation Emanu-El from Box 6, Folders 23-29, circa 1990s
14
6

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