Size: 5.4 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of painter Herman Rose measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1945 to 2007. The collection documents Rose's career as a professional artist, as well as his personal life, through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, journals, sketchbooks, personal business records, photographs, and printed matter.
Biographical material includes a birth certificate and various passports and identification cards, resumes and personal writings, memoirs, personal photographs, and correspondence with close friends and family members. Correspondence reflects longstanding friendships with artists Raphael Soyer, Joseph Solman, and Irving Block, among others. Photographs, slides, transparences and negatives document the artist at work in the studio and en plein air in various locations, as well as his artworks.
Writings include Rose's extensive reflections on and analysis of the work of Seurat, Corot, and others, as well as the development of landscape painting in western art. Gallery and exhibition files include records of exhibitions, inventories of artworks. Printed material includes press clippings, as well as exhibition announcements, invitations and catalogs.