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Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers, 1837-1984, bulk 1935-1979

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1949-1984
3.8 linear feet
Boxes 1-4, 7

Correspondence includes letters exchanged between the Fleischmans and artists and colleagues including Aaron Bohrod, Charles E. Burchfield, Charles B. Culver, Philip Evergood, Earl Krentzin, John Marin, Jr., Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentile, Peter Pollack, Edgar P. and Constance Richardson, Charles Coleman Sellers, and Franklin Watkins. One letter from Charles E. Burchfield includes four etching plates used to create the color print of
Hot September Wind
.
The Fleishman's corresponded with many arts organizations, museums, and galleries, including the American Federation of Arts, the Archives of American Art, the Arts Commission of the City of Detroit, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, Kennedy Galleries, M. Knoedler and Co., Inc., Kraushaar Galleries, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Midtown Galleries, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the School of the Society of Arts and Crafts, the United States Information Agency, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Winterthur Museum.
There are also a small number of letters each from Ivan Albright, Truman and Grace Bailey, Leonard Baskin, Herbert Bayer, Isabel Bishop, Louis Bouché, Frederic Castellón, Joseph Cornell, Jimmy Ernst, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz, Joe Hirsch, Ben Kamihira, James Kearns, Norman Kent, Jack Levine, Richard Lippold, Reginald Marsh, John Paul Miller, Walter Tandy Murch, Alejandro Obregón, Guy Palazzola, Louis Pomerantz, Ruth Reeves, Reuven Rubin, Eero Saarinen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Millard Sheets, Raphael Soyer, Richard Tucker, and William Zorach.
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

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