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Jake Berthot papers, 1958-1994 (bulk 1970-1992)

Berthot, Jake, 1939-



Collection Information

Size: 4.1 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, 1964-1994; subject files, 1958-1994; printed materials, 1963-1994; photographs, 1961-1992, n.d.; and works of art, n.d. documenting Berthot's personal life and career as artist and instructor. Significant correspondents include Dore Ashton, Jim Huntington, Sam Messer, Peter Plagans, Harvey Quaytman, and Adya Yunkers, son John Berthot, mother Sara Berthot, and ex-wives and partners Ginny McKenzie, Edith Gould, and Suzanne Chamlin. Also found is correspondence with the David McKee Gallery, Nielson Gallery, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as with various schools, including the Cooper Union and Yale University, and students. The collection also contains miscellaneous exhibition files, financial files, writings, printed materials such as catalogs, clippings, exhibition reviews, and announcements, and photographs, primarily of works of art by others, but also including personal snapshots.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jake Berthot (1939-2014) was a painter in New York, N.Y.


Donated 1996 by Jake Berthot.

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How to Cite This Collection

Jake Berthot papers, 1958-1994 (bulk 1970-1992). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.