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Harold and May Tabak Rosenberg papers, [ca. 1880-1985]

Harold and May Tabak Rosenberg papers, [ca. 1880-1985]

Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978

Art teacher, Author, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 4.0 linear ft.

Summary: Materials related to both their careers; his as an art critic and hers as a novelist. The collection includes letters, appointment books, address books, typescripts of writings, lectures, and manuscripts, family photographs, photographs of the Tamarind Workshop, and financial records. There is much correspondence between May Tabak Rosenberg and June Wayne from 1957-1972 in relation to the Tamarind Workshop.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harold Rosenberg, b. 1906, d. 1978, art critic, author, lecturer, and teacher. Rosenberg was a leading New York art intellectual of the Abstract Expressionist era; worked for New Yorker magazine; wrote books on De Kooning and art history; taught at University of Chicago, 1966-1978. May Natalie Tabak Rosenberg, b. 1910, d. 1993, novelist, married Rosenberg in 1932 May Tabak Rosenberg wrote a book, "But Not For Love", inspired by the summer art colony of The Springs, Long Island; focused on writing about artists, writers, and musicians.


Donated 1999 by Ridgway Public Library District.

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

Harold and May Tabak Rosenberg papers, [ca. 1880-1985]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.