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Linda Freeman papers, 1971-2015, bulk 1990-2011

Freeman, Linda, 1941-

Painter, Quiltmaker, Filmmaker, Poet

Collection Information

Size: 32.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of multimedia artist and filmmaker Linda Freeman measure 32.9 linear feet and date from 1971-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1990-2011. The collection primarily consists of the production archives of Freeman's video documentary production company L and S Video, producer of 27 short subject documentaries on contemporary American art and artists. Subjects include Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Charles Burchfield, Elizabeth Catlett, Chuck Close, Robert Colescott, Jimmy and Max Ernst, Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, Howardena Pindell, Horace Pippin, Faith Ringgold, and Betye and Alison Saar. Additional documentaries on subjects other than single artists include works on Luba artists of Central Africa, the creative process (on Freeman and five other artists featured in other documentaries in the collection), mixed media artists (on Alvin Loving, Flo Oy Wong, and Alison Saar), self-taught artists (on William Hawkins, Bill Traylor, and Grandma Moses), and a six-part series on art subjects for children called I Can Fly.

Biographical/Historical Note

Linda Freeman(1941- ) is a multimedia artist and filmmaker in New York, New York. Freeman manages L & S Video (established 1987), a company that creates, produces, and distributes documentaries about American Artists.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 2015 by Linda Freeman, L & S Video.