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Joan Semmel papers, 1949-2013, bulk 1960-2013

Semmel, Joan, 1923-

Collection Information

Size: 5.9 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Joan Semmel measure 5.9 linear feet and span the dates of 1949-2013 with the bulk of the material dated circa 1960s-2013. The papers reflect her career and activities as a painter, writer, feminist, and educator through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, project files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joan Semmel (1932- ) is an abstract painter working in New York City and Easthampton, N. Y. Semmel's work explores erotic themes and the female body. She taught painting at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University from 1978-2000.


Donated by Joan Semmel in 2014.

Language Note

The majority of the collection is in English; some correspondence and printed material is in Spanish.