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Subseries 11.1 | A Finding Aid to the Hans Hofmann papers, [circa 1904]-2011, bulk 1945-2000 | Digitized Collection

Hans Hofmann papers, [circa 1904]-2011, bulk 1945-2000

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11.1: Research Material Compiled by Tina Dickey, 1991-2000

Series contains interviews with former students of Hans Hofmann conducted by Tina Dickey between 1991 and 2000. All interviews are documented in transcripts, and sound recordings are also present for ten of the interviews and the panel discussion on 17 sound cassettes. Subjects include Virginia Admiral, Nieves Billmyer, Jeanne Bultman, Nicholas Carone, Robert De Niro, Sr., James Gahagan, Peggy Huck, Ken Jacobs, Wolf Kahn, Lillian Kiesler, Allen Leepa, Mercedes Matter, Barbara L. Michaels, Maud Morgan, Lillian Orlowsky, Haynes Ownby, Philip Pavia, Vita Peterson, Earl Pierce, Joseph F. Plaskett, Marion Ranyak, Paul Resika, Robert Richenburg, Peter Ruthenberg, Leatrice Rose, Douglas Sheer, Max Spoerri, Yvonne Thomas, Selina Trieff, and Robert Henry. The interviewees discuss the composition of the student body over the years, the evolution of Hofmann's ideas, the artists he studied, why he was an outstanding pedagogue, Hofmann's studio in Provincetown and the atmosphere of his classes on West 8th St. The interviewees recall, among many others, Lee Krasner, Josef Albers, Jan Matulka, George McNeil, Alice Hodges, Fritz Bultman, Tony Smith, Barnett Newman, Weldon Kees, Stuart Davis, Larry Rivers, Clyfford Still, and Thomas B. Hess.
The panel discussion, "Forum 2000: Hans Hofmann, the Painter," held at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum 2000 August 15, was moderated by Dickey and included artists and former students of Hofmann. Dickey's research on students registered at the Hofmann schools is in the form of computerized printouts of data Dickey compiled on 1,930 Hofmann students, 1918-1958, sorted alphabetically by name, and chronologically by course term. Dickey stresses in a note on the student registries that this data came from a variety of sources and may not be reliable or comprehensive.
DescriptionContainer
Admiral, Virginia, 1991 April 14
21
1
Billmyer, Nieves, 1991 December 28
21
2
Bultman, Jeanne, 1998 October 18
1 sound cassette
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
21
3
Carone, Nicolas, 1998 May 1
21
4
de Niro, Robert, Sr., 1991-1992
21
5
Feinstein, Sam, 1998 October 15
2 sound cassettes
21
6
Gahagan, James, 1991
21
7
Huck, Peggy (Georgina Margaret), 1991 March 23
21
8
Jacobs, Ken, 1998 June 3
2 sound cassettes
originals
2 sound cassettes
duplicates
21
9
Kahn, Wolf, 1998 October 26
1 sound cassette
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
21
10
Kiesler, Lillian, 1991 February 18
21
11
Leepa, Allen, 1991 August 18
21
12
Matter, Mercedes, 1998 June 7
21
13
Michaels, Barbara L., 1998 May 22
1 sound cassette
21
14
Morgan, Maud, 1991 March 9
21
15
Orlowsky, Lillian, 1991 April 12, 1991 February 16, 1991 June 29
21
16
Ownby, Haynes, 1992 November 30
21
17
Pavia, Philip, 1998 April 30
21
18
Peterson, Vita, 1998 October 27
1 sound cassette
21
19
Pierce, Earl, 1991 July, 1992 July 20
21
20
Plaskett, Joseph Francis, 1999 July 15
1 sound cassette
21
21
Ranyak, Marion, 1998 May 7
21
22
Resika, Paul, 1998 May 6
Includes a sketch of the floor plan of Hofmann's New York school
21
23
Richenburg, Robert, 1998 May 17
1 sound cassette
21
24
Ruthenberg, Peter, 1999 April 7
1 sound cassette
21
25
Rose, Leatrice, 1998 May 27
21
26
Sheer, Douglas, 2000 May 20
1 sound cassette
21
27
Spoerri, Max, 1998 May 27
21
28
Thomas, Yvonne, 1998 May 26
21
29
Trieff, Selina and Robert Henry, 1991 April 15
21
30
Panel Discussion at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2000 August 15
1 sound cassette
Panel moderated by Tina Dickey and includes Lillian Orlowsky, Max Spoerri, Ken Jacobs, Robert Henry, and Selina Trieff
21
31
Student Records Research, A (Aaron) - Z (Zolotow), circa 1991
Note made by Dickey reads "Date collected from variety of sources, from precise records to vague hearsay."
21
32-33
Student Records Research, Students Per Term (1918-1958), circa 1991
22
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