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Ilya Bolotowsky papers, 1937-1980

Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981


Collection Information

Size: 0.3 Linear feet, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, exhibition catalogs, printed materials, writings, photograph and plays.
REEL N68-11: Correspondence, some relating to the American Abstract Artists; exhibition catalogs; notes; and a statement by the League for Cultural Freedom and Socialism.
REEL 2787: A typescript, "Reminiscences about the American Abstract Artists," by Bolotowsky, 1966.
UNMICROFILMED: A photograph of Bolotowsky with his painting RHOMBOID COLUMN B; 5 plays by Bolotowsky; and printed material. Includes a letter from Irwin Kremen and Kremen exhibition catalogs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Russian-American abstract painter; New York, N.Y. Died 1981.


Material on reel N68-11 lent 1968 by Ilya Bolotowsky. Unfilmed material donated 1982 by Andrew Bolotowsky, son of Ilya Bolotowsky.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel N68-11: Originals returned to lender, Ilya Bolotowsky, after microfilming.

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. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Ilya Bolotowsky papers, 1937-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.