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1.2: Correspondence , circa 1929-1984

Correspondence prior to 1956 is Jackson Pollock's, and correspondence after 1956 is Lee Krasner's concerning Pollock's artwork and estate. Correspondence is with galleries and museums that exhibited Pollock's work, including several folders concerning exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art. There is fan fan mail, student inquiries, requests for reproductions, and correspondence concerning restoration work. Correspondents of note include Thomas Hart Benton, Tony Smith, Reginald Isaacs, Clyfford Still, and Alfonso Ossorio, gallery owners Betty Parsons, Sidney Janis, and Martha Jackson, and biographers B.H. Friedman, Francis O'Connor, and Bryan Robertson. Also found are condolence letters and flower cards to Lee Krasner after Pollock's death. There is also a 1936 letter to Pollock from David Alfaro Siqueiros and postcards from Helen Frankenthaler and Clement Greenberg.
Files are arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent or subject.
Description Container Select
Arts Council of Great Britain, 1977-1978
1
12
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1968
1
13
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1935-1938, undated
1
14
Betty Parsons Gallery, 1949-1953, undated
1
15
Centre George Pompidou, 1977-1984
(2 folders)
1
16-17
Condolence Letters, 1956, (5 folders)
1
18-22
Condolence Flower Cards, 1956
(not scanned)
1
23
Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts, 1959
1
24
De Lazlo, Violet, 1941
1
25
Davis, Bill, 1948-1952
1
26
Dickler, Gerald, 1956-1979
(4 folders)
1
27-30
Exhibitions and Artwork Loans, 1950-1984
(2 folders)
1
31-32
Fan Mail to Pollock, 1948-circa 1955
1
33
Fogg Museum of Art, 1964
1
34
Friedman, B. H., 1955-1961, 1968-1980
1
35
Gibbs, David, 1960-1964
1
36
Heller, Ben, 1955-1963, 1982
1
37
Henderson, Joseph, 1967-1971
1
38
Howell, Douglas, 1954-1955, 1965-1968
1
39
Institute of Contemporary Art, 1979-1980
1
40
Isaacs, Reginald, 1949-1955
1
41
Jackson Pollock Catalogue Raisonne, 1971-1981
1
42
Jackson, Martha, 1955
1
43
Janis, Sidney, 1943, 1953-1976
1
44
Kluger, Richard (Simon & Schuster), 1966-1967
1
45
Krasner, Lee (Correspondence with Pollock), 1943, 1956
1
46
Kulicke Frames, Inc., 1958-1968
1
47
Langhorne, Elizabeth, 1976-1980
1
48
Lawsuit filed by Peggy Guggenheim, 1960-1964
1
49
Littlefield, William H., 1967
1
50
Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., 1961-1976
(4 folders)
1
51-54
McCoy, Jason, 1980-1984
1
55
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1966, 1980-1983, undated
1
56
Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1976-1978
1
57
Museum of Modern Art, "Jackson Pollock" Exhibition, 1956-1957
1
58
Museum of Modern Art, VI Bienal, Sao Paulo, 1957
1
59
Museum of Modern Art, "Jackson Pollock: 1912-1956" International Exhibition, 1957-1959
1
60
Museum of Modern Art, "New American Painting,", 1958-1959
1
61
Museum of Modern Art, "Documenta II", 1959
1
62
Museum of Modern Art, "Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper", 1967-1968
1
63
Museum of Modern Art, "Jackson Pollock" Exhibition, 1966-1967
2
1
Museum of Modern Art, Miscellaneous, 1949-1983
(2 folders)
2
2-3
Namuth, Hans, 1963-1983
2
4
O'Connor, Francis V., 1957, 1964-1980, undated
2
5
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1950-1955, 1965
2
6
Painting Restoration, 1957-1959, 1966-1976
2
7
Pollock Family, 1929-1980
2
8
Putzel, Howard (Art of this Century), 1942-1945
2
9
Requests for Reproductions and Use of Pollock Images, 1952-1984
(3 folders)
2
10-12
Robertson, Bryan, 1959-1960, 1977
2
13
Rubin, William, 1979-1983
2
14
Smith, Tony, 1953-1954
2
15
Still, Clyfford, 1952-1955
2
16
Student Requests for Information, 1951-1982
2
17
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1943-1944, 1954-1955
2
18
Thames and Hudson, Ltd., 1959-1964, 1969
2
19
Wagstaff, Samuel (Wadsworth Athenaeum), 1962
2
20
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1954-1955, 1976-1982
2
21
General Correspondence, 1936-1970, undated
(5 folders)
2
22-26
General Correspondence, 1971-1984, undated
(6 folders)
2
27-32

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