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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists, 1919-2001, bulk 1973-1991

Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists, 1919-2001, bulk 1973-1991

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Series 1: James Chapin, 1941, 1955-circa 1984
0.5 linear feet
Box 1

James Chapin research material primarily consists of correspondence, printed material, photographs, and artwork inventories. Prescott's correspondence is with the Chapin family, museums, galleries, collectors, publishers, and others regarding an exhibition and catalog of Chapin's work at the Yaneff Gallery, Toronto. Also found are originals and photocopies of printed material documenting exhibitions of Chapin's work, and photocopies of inventory cards which include sales information. Photographic materials depict artwork by Chapin, and other miscellaneous research material includes printed material, lists, and photocopies of biographical data.
Printed materials were removed from binders into archival folders. These documents are photocopies annotated by Prescott during the 1970s, but are arranged in chronological order by original publication date, which is provided in parentheses.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, 1973-1979
1
1-2
Inventory and Sales, circa 1984
1
3-5
Printed Materials (1924-1978), 1970s
1
6-9
Time
Covers, 1955-1960
1
10
Photographs, 1968, 1970s
1
11
Color Transparencies and Negatives, circa 1970s
1
12
Miscellaneous Research Material, 1941, circa 1974-1980
1
13-14

Series 2: Burgoyne Diller, 1932-2001
2.5 linear feet
Boxes 1-3

Found here is extensive research material regarding Burgoyne Diller. Included are photocopies of the Diller Estate's inventory records, notecards containing artwork inventory information, photographs and slides of Diller's artwork, exhibition catalogs, and a thesis about Diller. Also found are records which Kenneth Prescott categorized as "Diller Archival," consisting of photocopies of Diller's own archive of correspondence, biographical information, and writings. Additional printed material includes annotated photocopies of news clippings and exhibition publications regarding Diller's career. Other photographs depict Diller and installations of two retrospective exhibitions of his work.
Much of the research material was removed from binders and placed into archival folders. The original order of the documents has been maintained. Photocopies were annotated by Prescott and date from the 1970s but are arranged in chronological order by original publication date, which is provided in parentheses.
DescriptionContainer
Diller Archival - Correspondence/Records/etc., circa 1970s
1
15-26
Estate Inventory Records, circa 1970s
1
27-31
Diller Archival - His Writings, circa 1970s
1
32-37
Poem by Diller, undated
1
38
Catalogue/Exhibition Data (1932-1991), 1970s-1991
2
1-6
Thesis, "Burgoyne Diller: A Neo-Plasticist" by Anita J. Ellis, 1975
2
7
Printed Material (1920s-1991), 1970s-1991
2
8-14
Magazines, 1961, 1968
2
15
Exhibition Catalogs, 1932-1995
2
16-30
Photographs of Diller, circa 1935-1960s
3
1
Photographs of Exhibition Installations, 1981, 1987
3
2
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1970s
3
3-5
Color Transparencies of Artwork, circa 1970s
3
6
Negatives, circa 1970s
3
7
Slide Inventory, 2001
3
8
Slides, circa 1960s-1980s
3
9-17
Notecards, circa 1970s
3
18

Series 3: Dorothea S. Greenbaum, 1919-1980
2.7 linear feet
Boxes 4-6

Research material on Dorothea S. Greenbaum primarily consists of documentation for a catalogue raisonne that was never published. Included is Prescott's correspondence with Greenbaum, artists, collectors, galleries, dealers, curators, publishers, and others. Also found are an artwork inventory; notecards documenting titles of works, dates, and owners; "problems" regarding specific works of art; and several draft versions of the catalogue raisonne. Also of note are a draft autobiography written by Greenbaum and a transcript of an interview of Greenbaum by Prescott. Printed material includes photocopies and originals of news clippings, exhibition catalogs, press releases, and invitations. Additional photographs depict Greenbaum at gallery events and in her studio. Included is one photograph of Yasuo Kuniyoshi standing next to a Greenbaum sculpture.
Much of this material was removed from binders and placed into archival folders. The original order of the documents has been maintained.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, 1970-1980
4
1-4
Interview Transcript, 1973
4
5
Inventory, 1970s
4
6-8
Problems, circa 1973-1978
4
9
Notecards, circa 1970s
4
10
Catalogue Raisonne Drafts, circa 1970s
5
1-7
Essay and Notes, circa 1970s
5
8
Autobiography, 1973-1977
5
9-10
Printed Materials, 1928-1979
5
11-16
Exhibition Catalogs, 1933-1944
5
17
Exhibition Catalogs, 1952-1977
6
1-3
Drawings, undated
6
4
Photographs of Dorothea S. Greenbaum and Others, circa 1933-1975
6
5
Photographs of Sculptures, circa 1926-1975
6
6-15
Photographs of Artwork, 1920s-1970s
6
16-17
Negatives, circa 1970s
6
18
Miscellaneous Research Material, 1919, 1939-1979
6
19-20

Series 4: Jack Levine, 1961-1991
2.1 linear feet
Boxes 6-8

Found here is research material on Jack Levine, primarily compiled for a traveling Levine retrospective (1979-1980) and
The Complete Graphic Works of Jack Levine
(1984), written by Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott. Included are notecards with artwork inventory details, inventory worksheets, Prescott's correspondence regarding the availability of Levine's work for the planned retrospective, and many slides and photographs of artwork. Also found are writings on Levine by Henry Arnold Freedman and transcripts of two interviews of Levine by Kenneth Prescott. Additional photographs include two portraits of Levine and photographs of Levine and the Prescotts at the opening of the retrospective exhibition. General research material primarily consists of photocopies of news clippings, exhibition publications, letters, and biographical material about Levine.
General research materials were removed from binders into archival folders. These documents are mostly photocopies annotated by Prescott during the 1970s, but are arranged in chronological order by original publication date, which is provided in parentheses.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, 1977-1980
6
21-27
Exhibition Catalogs, 1961-1986
6
28-29
Publication,
The Complete Graphic Works of Jack Levine
, 1984
7
1
Thesis, "The WPA Paintings of Jack Levine" by Henry Arnold Freedman, 1967
7
2
Dissertation, "Jack Levine: Painter and Protester" by Henry Arnold Freedman, 1974
7
3-4
Transcript of Interview with Jack Levine by Kenneth Prescott, 1970s
7
5-8
Transcript of Interview with Jack Levine by Kenneth Prescott, 1978
7
9
Inventory Worksheets, 1970s
7
10-15
Notecards, circa 1970s
7
16-17
Research Material for Jack Levine Retrospective Exhibition Catalog, circa 1978
7
18-19
Research Material, General (1936-1949), 1970s
7
20-23
Research Material, General (1950-1991), 1970s-1991
8
1-18
Photographs of Jack Levine, 1963, 1970
8
19
Photographs of Jack Levine Retrospective, 1978
8
20
Photographs of Artwork, 1970s
8
21-25
Slides, 1970s
8
26-27

Series 5: Elizabeth Olds, 1931-1992
0.6 linear feet
Boxes 8-9

Found here is research material regarding artist Elizabeth Olds, including exhibition catalogs and other printed material, photographs and slides of her artwork, an appraisal of her artwork, and a thesis on her career. Also found are a few snapshots of Olds, primarily depicting her sketching outdoors. Recordings include one audio cassette of Olds interviewed by Kenneth Prescott and one videocassette of Olds interviewed at age 88 and a selection of works shown in her 1986 retrospective exhibition at the RGK Foundation.
DescriptionContainer
Personal Property Appraisal, 1992
8
28
Thesis, "Elizabeth Olds: Graphic Artist of the 1930s" by Susan Ellizabeth Arthur, 1985
8
29
Exhibition Catalogs, 1931-1992
8
30
Printed Material, 1980s
8
31
Photographs of Elizabeth Olds, 1985, undated
8
32
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1965-1985
9
1
Slides, 1980s
9
2-3
Interview of Elizabeth Olds, 1983 May 5
1 sound cassette
9
4
Elizabeth Olds Interview and Artworks, circa 1986
1 videocassette (vhs)
9
5

Series 6: Other Artists, 1929-1998
1 linear foot
Boxes 9-10

Found here is a small amount of research material on other artists including Richard Anuszkiewicz, Jose de Creeft, Byron Browne, Lorrie Goulet, Richard Hunt, Hunt Slonem, and Sam Maitin. Documentation primarily includes slides of artwork and exhibition catalogs, but may also include other biographical and printed material. Also found are artist-made Christmas cards and other artwork from various artists sent to the Prescotts.
DescriptionContainer
Richard Anuszkiewicz, Resume, 1990
9
6
Richard Anuszkiewicz, Exhibition Catalogs, 1965-1994
9
7-10
Richard Anuszkiewicz, Clippings, 1963-1991
9
11-12
Byron Browne, Slides, 1989
9
13
Jose de Creeft, Exhibition Catalogs, 1929-1992
9
14-16
Jose de Creeft, Printed Material, circa 1983-1986
9
17
Jose de Creeft, Slides, circa 1980s
9
18
Lorrie Goulet, Exhibition Catalogs, 1971-1991
9
19
Richard Hunt, Miscellaneous Research Material, 1960-1982
9
20-23
Richard Hunt, Exhibition Catalogs, 1971-1976
9
24
Richard Hunt, Exhibition Catalogs, 1976-1980
10
1
Sam Maitin, Miscellaneous Research Material, 1971
10
2
Maxwell Stewart Simpson, Christmas cards, 1966-1970
10
3
Hunt Slonem, Exhibition Catalogs, 1983-1992
10
4
Hunt Slonem, Slides, circa 1980s
10
5-6
Artwork by Other Artists, circa 1965-1998
Includes artwork by Ronald Mallory, Fletcher Benton, Larry Rivers, Roy Lichtenstein, Gregorio Prestopino, Elaine Breiger, Claire Van Vliet, Bernard Childs, Judith Grenell, Carla Binder, Margaret Putnam, Riva Helfond, and Bernece Hunter.
10
7-8

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.