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Series 9 | A Finding Aid to the Julian E. Levi papers, 1846-1981

Julian E. Levi papers, 1846-1981

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Series 9: Photographs , circa 1902-1974
(Boxes 6-8, OV 11; 1.1 linear ft)

Photographs of artwork include a disbound album of Levi's work and exhibition installation views that show paintings by Levi. The collection contains pictures of Levi at various ages, including some taken when he was a child. Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Louis Bouché, Byron Browne, Edwin Dickinson, Frank DuMond, Robert Hale, Chris and John Hovannes, Morris Kantor, Norman Kent, Stewart Klonis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jack Levine, Reginald Marsh, Kenneth H. Miller, Walter Pach, and William Zorach are among the individuals identified in group pictures.
Many photographs of places (specifically beach scenes and seascapes) probably were used as reference for paintings. Photographs of other places of interest include Downtown Gallery, Stuart Davis's grave, and studios he occupied while in Paris, circa 1926-1927 and at the American Academy in Rome, 1967-1968. Pictures of the interior and exterior of Levi's home in Easthampton, New York, show some of his antique collection as well as his studio.
Miscellaneous subjects consist mainly of pets. Of particular note are copies of Resettlement Administration and Farm Security Administration photographs. Levi may have acquired these while employed in the W. P. A. Federal Art Project.
Additional photographs of works of art and people enclosed with letters, and original photographs that serve as Christmas cards, are filed with Correspondence. Also, there are a small number of photographs in Vol. 1 of the Scrapbooks.
This series is arranged into 5 subseries:
  • 9.1: Artwork, circa 1926-1965
  • 9.2: People, circa 1902-1974
  • 9.3: Places, 1926-1969
  • 9.4: Miscellaneous Subjects, 1930s-1940s
  • 9.5: Negatives, Slides, and Transparencies, 1961-1971, undated
9.1: Artwork, 1926-1965, undated
DescriptionContainer
Artwork by Levi
Album of Paintings by Levi (disbound), 1926-1945
6
33
Exhibition Installation, Art Students' League, undated
6
34
Exhibition Installation, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1960
6
35
Exhibition Installations, Carnegie Institute, 1941-1948
6
36
Exhibition Installation, Rehn Gallery, undated
6
37
Exhibition Installation, Unidentified Parisian Restaurant and Bar, circa 1926-1927
6
38
Exhibition Installations, Unidentified, undated
6
39
Paintings, 1939-1965, undated
6
40
Paintings (duplicates), undated
6
41
By Other Artists, undated
6
42-45
9.2: People, circa 1902-1974, undated
DescriptionContainer
Levi
Julian E. (as a boy; siblings included in all but one view), circa 1902-circa 1910
6
46
Julian E. (as a young and middle aged man; see also OV 11), circa 1920s-1950s
6
47
Julian E. (as an older man), circa 1960s-1970s
6
48
Julian E. in his Studio, 1920s-1966, undated
6
49
Julian E. with Dogs, undated
6
50
Julian E. with Groups (see also OV 11), 1920s - circa 1970, undated
6
51
Julian E. with Others (Louis Bouché, Yasuo Kiniyoski, Jack Levine, Norman Kent, and unidentified), 1954-1969, undated
6
52
Julian E. with Students, 1973, undated
6
53
Julian E. and Beatrice Graitcer (first wife), circa 1930-1935
6
54
Julian E. and Jean Laurent (wife), 1952, undated
6
55
Jean Laurent, 1952, undated
7
1-2
Family, Friends, and Colleagues (includes one of Yasuo Kuniyoshi), circa 1919, 1956-1974, undated
7
3-7
Julian E. Levi (as a young and middle aged man), circa 1920s-1950s
OV 11
Julian E. Levi with Groups, undated
OV 11
9.3: Places, circa 1926-1969,
DescriptionContainer
Beaches, undated
7
8
Beaches and Piers with Boats, undated
7
9
Buildings, undated
7
10
Cityscapes, undated
7
11
Diablo Dam, undated
7
12
Downtown Gallery (exterior, with sigh announcing Levi's one-man show), 1940s
7
13
Grave of Stuart Davis in Green River Cemetery, Long Island, 1964
7
14
Landscapes, undated
7
15
Landscapes with Buildings, undated
7
16
Levi's Home, East Hampton, N.Y., 1947-1969, undated
7
17
Levi's Home, East Hampton, N.Y., 1947-1969, undated
7
18
Levi's Home, East Hampton, N.Y., 1947-1969, undated
7
19
Seascapes, undated
7
20
Studios occupied by Levi
American Academy in Rome, 1967-1968
7
21
Paris (rue de Moulon-Vert, leased from William Hayter), 1926-1927
7
22
Miscellaneous Views, undated
7
23
9.4: Miscellaneous Subjects, 1930s-1940s
DescriptionContainer
Cats and Dogs, undated
7
24
Dog (Vicki), undated
7
25
Resettlement Administration and Farm Security Administration, 1930s-1940s
7
26
9.5: Negatives, Slides, and Transparencies, circa 1961-1971
DescriptionContainer
Color Slides
Artwork (by Levi), 1961-1971, undated
8
1
People (Levi, Julian E. and with Others, including students), 1964, undated
8
2
Color Transparency, Artwork, undated
8
3
Negatives
Artwork, undated
8
4
People, undated
8
5
Places (buildings, Downtown Gallery exterior, cityscapes, landscapes, Levi Home in East Hampton, and seascapes), undated
8
6
Miscellaneous Subjects, undated
8
7

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