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Joseph Floch papers, [circa 1869-1981]

Floch, Joseph, 1895-1977



Collection Information

Size: 11.3 Linear feet; 0.2 Linear feet, Addition

Summary: Correspondence, printed material, sketchbooks, photographs, diaries, address books, business records, and exhibition materials.
An autobiography, biographical and genealogical information; Mimi Floch's memoir of her husband, 1980; circa 3,000 letters, some illustrated; a book of poems and writings; a diary, 1909-1974; appointment and address books; 2 transcripts of interviews; an untranscribed interview; writings and notes; an illustrated inventory of his works; business records; exhibition files; 45 sketchbooks of figure, landscape and still life studies, and sketches for his paintings; works of art by Floch and others; 2 scrapbooks of letters, telegrams, and clippings; exhibition catalogs; books; clippings and miscellaneous printed material; and circa 1,200 photographs, slides, and negatives of Floch his family, friends, exhibitions, and works of art.
Award certificates from the National Academy of Design and Columbia University; 2 appointment certificates to the faculty of the New School for Social Research; a list of his awards and appointments; 27 letters, from the National Academy of Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, National Institute of Arts and Letters, Carnegie Institute, Audubon Artists, and museums in the U.S., Europe, and Israel.
REEL N69-66: Photographs of paintings by Floch.
REEL 88: Exhibition catalogs, announcements, and published articles on Floch.
ADDITION: Exhibition catalogs and clippings concerning Floch, circa 1942-1978.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Floch (1895-1977) was a painter from New York, N.Y., Vienna, Austria, and Paris, France.


Donated 1966-1983 by Joseph Floch; his wife, Mimi Hermine Floch; and their daughter, Jenny Floch Efland. Material on reel N69/51 was originally lent by Joseph, but donated in 1983 by Jenny. Additional printed material donated 1986 by Susi Friedmann, whose mother's cousin was married to Floch.

Related Materials

Joseph Floch papers also at Syracuse University.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels N69-51, N69-66, and 88 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Much of the correspondence: is in French and German.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Joseph Floch papers, [circa 1869-1981]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.