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Grigory Gluckmann papers, circa 1910-2003

Grigory Gluckmann papers, circa 1910-2003

Gluckmann, Grigory, 1989-1973


Collection Information

Size: 2.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Grigory Gluckmann measure 2.4 linear feet and date from circa 1910-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920-1973. The collection documents his career as a painter in Paris, France, and Los Angeles, California. Included are biographical materials, such as identification and immigration papers, awards, and exhibition lists; a few letters from friends, family, and art galleries; three notebooks; exhibition announcements, catalogs, and one poster; photographs of Gluckmann, his wife Anna, and artwork; drawings, prints, and other original artwork; and four scrapbooks containing news clippings and exhibition printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Grigory Gluckmann (1898-1973) was a painter in Paris, France and Los Angeles, California.


Donated 2012 by Richard B. Glickman, Grigory Gluckmann's nephew.

A Finding Aid to the Grigory Gluckmann papers, circa 1910-2003, bulk 1920-1973, in the Archives of American Art
Biographical/Historical note
Grigory Gluckmann (1898-1973) was a painter in Paris, France and Los Angeles, California.
Gluckmann was born in Vitebsk, Russia, and studied for three years at the Art Academy in Moscow. Because of the Revolution he left Russia for Berlin in 1920 and in 1924 moved to Paris. While in Berlin he changed his name from Glickman to Gluckmann. He had his first one man show in 1924 at the Galerie Druet and regularly exhibited his paintings throughout Europe. In 1937 he had his first one man show in the United States at the John Levy Galleries. After the occupation of Paris by the Germans he fled to Nice, France, and married Anna Sorochovitsch. They immigrated to New York in 1941 and moved to California in 1945. Gluckmann regularly exhibited his work at the Dalzell Hatfield Galleries in Los Angeles and Milch Galleries in New York. During his career he also illustrated several books. He became a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London in 1948 and the Benjamin Franklin Society in 1968 and continued to paint until his death in 1973.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 7 series.
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1920-2003 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)
Series 2: Letters, 1941-1973 (1 Folder; Box 1)
Series 3: Notebooks, 1930-1971 (3 Folders; Box 1)
Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1944-1977 (4 Folders; Box 1, OV 4)
Series 5: Photographs, circa 1910-1973 (1 linear foot; Box 1-3)
Series 6: Artwork, circa 1920s-1970 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2-3, OV 4)
Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1924-1961 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2-3)
Donated 2012 by Richard B. Glickman, Grigory Gluckmann's nephew.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2013. The collection has been minimally rearranged and retains the existing/original folder titles when possible. All materials have been rehoused in archival folders and boxes for long-term stability, but often staples and other fasteners have not been removed. Materials within folders have not been rearranged.

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

Grigory Gluckmann papers, circa 1910-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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