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Jules Olitski papers, 1959-2012

Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007

Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 4.4 Linear feet

Summary: Printed material, photographs, and audio-visual material documenting the career of painter Jules Olitsky.
The majority of the collection consists of printed material that is a comprehensive collection of announcements, catalogs and newspaper clippings from Olitski's exhibitions at galleries and museums and covers the entirety of Olitski's career. Photographs, 1967-2006, include professional portraits of Olitski. Audio visual material includes audio cassettes, VHS, and U-Matic tapes of interviews with Olitski on the occasion of exhibitions of his work and recorded lectures given by Olitski at Brown University, the University of Miami, and the National Museum of American History, among others. The bulk of these recordings date from the 1990s.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jules Olitski (1922-2007) was a painter in New York, N.Y.


Donated 2012 and 2013 by Olitski Family Estate via Lauren Olitski Poster, Director of the estate and Olitsky's daughter.

How to Use This Collection

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.

Restrictions on Use

The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own.

How to Cite This Collection

Jules Olitski papers, 1959-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.