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Ian Hornak papers, 1955-1991

Hornak, Ian, 1944-2002



Collection Information

Size: 2.8 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, artwork, and printed material regarding Ian Hornak's career as a representational painter and his involvement with the art world.
Correspondence is with friends, family, associates, and galleries including Lowell Nesbitt, Hanna Tillich, Gertrude Kasle, the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, the Fischbach Gallery, and the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery. Photographs taken by Jack Mitchell and John Foote are of Hornak and Hornak's friends and family, including Hanna Tillich and Virgil Thompson. Additional photographs include Hornak with artists Andy Warhol, Grace Hartigan, Amanda Blake, Willem de Kooning and others and a printed card with reproduction of artwork by Frank Stella signed "Frank Stella '76". Also included are slides of Hornak's works of art and photo studies for his artwork including studies for a pencil portrait of the Gertrude Kasle family. Artwork includes drawings and sketchbooks. Printed material consists of newspaper and magazine clippings featuring Hornak, exhibition announcements, and catalogs.


Donated 2007 by Ian Hornak estate via Hornak's executor and nephew Eric Ian Spoutz. Spoutz donated 15 additional photographs and a printed card in 2016.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Ian Hornak papers, 1955-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.