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Lena Gurr papers, 1908-1979

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Series 8: Photographs, 1912-1978
(boxes 5-7; 1.05 linear ft.)

This series includes an photograph album picturing Gurr's mother, and Gurr at the Art Students League, with her friends, with Joseph Biel in their Paris studio, at the World's Fair, and camping with Louis and Adele Lozowick. Photographs of family members include Gurr's parents, her brother Abe, and miscellaneous nieces and nephews. There are also photographs of Gurr and Biel with friends including Herman Baron, Celia Bernstein [Gurr's sister], Hy Cohen, Minna Lieber Colvin, Al Greenberg, Louis Harkavy, Lily Leon, Abram Lerner, Louis and Adele Lozowick [photo by Biel], Maria Norman, Regina Phillips, Sam Popper, Anna Rosenblum, Miss Steinberg, and Hertha Wegener. Photographs of Gurr and friends in Provincetown include Mary Cecil Allen, the Garodnicks (cousins), Esther Goldberg, Muriel and James Kellstedt, Alfie Marx, and Eleanor Pelham Wickwire.
The series also includes photographs of Gurr at her Brooklyn home; photographs of art-related events including colleagues Samuel Adler, David Atkins, Joseph Biel, Henry Botkin, Clara Fasano, Rita Gordon, Minna Harkavy, Gerritt Hondius, Joseph Kaplan, Jane and Edith Kogan, Lev Landau, Jacob Lawrence, Harold Le Roy, Irving Marantz, Vi Sigismund, Bernard Simon, Hilda Weingarten, and Sol Wilson; self-portrait photographs of Biel; and Biel's photographs of George Grosz.
Biel's source material for artwork includes views of New York City such as miscellaneous street scenes, shanty towns and bread lines, activities at the waterfront, Times Square, clearing snow in Washington Square, activities at an amusement park and beach, one photograph of a John Reed Club gathering and photographs of miscellaneous unidentified individuals.
The series concludes with photographs of art work by Gurr, Biel's photographs of his own paintings, and art work by Joe Jones and Louis Lozowick.
Photographs are on reel 4948.
DescriptionContainer
Photograph album, 1912-1939
5
27
Duplicates from photograph album
5
28
Photographs of family members, 1952-1964, undated
5
29
Photographs of Gurr by Joseph Biel, 1939, undated
5
30-34
Photographs of Gurr with Joseph Biel, photographed by Biel, undated
5
35-36
Photographs of Gurr by others, 1949-circa 1975
5
37
Photographs of Gurr giving painting demonstrations, 1949, undated
5
38
Photographs of Gurr (and Biel) with friends, undated
5
39
Photographs of Gurr and friends in Provincetown, 1956-1978
6
1
Photographs of Gurr (and Biel) at 71 Remsen Avenue, Brooklyn, 1940-1950
6
2
Self-portrait photographs of Joseph Biel, undated
6
3-4
Photographs of Biel's gravesite, 1944
6
5
Photographs of George Grosz by Joseph Biel, 1932
6
6
Photographs of art-related events, 1937-1977
6
7-8
Photographs by Joseph Biel of source material for art work, undated
6
9-14
Photograph album of sculpture by Lena Gurr executed at the Art Students League
6
15
Photographs of paintings by Lena Gurr, undated
7
1-15
Photographs of prints by Lena Gurr, undated
7
16
Photographs of sculpture by Lena Gurr, undated
7
17
Photographs of paintings by Joseph Biel, undated
7
18-21
Photographs of a painting by Lillian Cotton, undated
7
22
Photographs by Joseph Biel of paintings by Joe Jones
7
23
Photographs by Joseph Biel of lithographs by Louis Lozowick
7
24

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