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Ivan Olinsky papers, 1900-1962

Olinsky, Ivan G. (Ivan Gregorewitch), 1878-1962



Collection Information

Size: 1.8 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; photographs; sketches; writings; and printed material.
REEL D116: Business correspondence; photographs; catalogs and clippings. Included are personal notes from Edwin H. Blashfield, Frederick S. Church, Leon Kroll, and Maurice Sterne and a long early series of letters from John La Farge concerning the work Olinsky did with La Farge in Boston prior to 1910.
REEL 1007: 309 photographs, including 254 of Olinsky's works, and 55 personal photos, some of Art Students League group and a few photos of other artists. Included is one of Olinsky taken by Francis Scott Clancy, 1915.
UNMICROFILMED: Five sketches of Olinsky by artist friends, including Bernard Karfiol, 1900; 11 letters, 1962-1963, to Olinsky's daughter, Leonore Miller, mostly letters of condolence; an undated list of his works; a recipe for egg colors; a page of anatomy notes; a copy of JOHN LA FARGE; ARTIST AND WRITER by Cecilia Waern (New York: Macmillan and Co.) 1896; and miscellaneous exhibition catalogs and articles on Olinsky.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Old Lyme, Connecticut. Born in Russia.


Material on reel D116 lent for microfilming 1963, and donated in part in 1974, along with unfilmed material, by Leonore O. Miller, daughter of Olinsky.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D116, 1007 and 1818 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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

Ivan Olinsky papers, 1900-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.