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A Finding Aid to the Jack Tworkov papers, circa 1926-1993 | Digitized Collection

Jack Tworkov papers, circa 1926-1993

Tworkov, Jack, 1900-1982

Painter, Printmaker

This site provides access to the papers of Jack Tworkov in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2013, and total 11,512 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 9.7 linear feet

Summary: The Jack Tworkov papers measure 9.7 linear feet and are dated 1926-1993, with the bulk from the period 1931-1982. Tworkov's work as a painter and influential teacher, as well as his personal life, are documented by extensive journals and substantive correspondence that record his ideas about art and teaching, and illuminate his relationships with friends, colleagues, and students. Many sketchbooks, writings, interviews, photographs, and moving images are also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

New York School painter Jack Tworkov (1900-1982), best known for his Abstract Expressionist paintings and as a highly regarded teacher, lived and worked in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Provenance

Donated in 2009 by Jack Tworkov's daughters, Hermine Ford and Helen Tworkov.

Related Materials

Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Jack Tworkov, one conducted by Dorothy Seckler, August 17, 1962, and another by Gerald Silk, May 22, 1981. There is also a small collection of three letters written by Jack Tworkov to friend Troy-Jjohn Bramberger.

Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Location of Originals

  • Reels N70-38 & 62 Originals returned to Jack Tworkov after microfilming.