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Martin Diamond papers, 1928-2013

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 4 series. Materials are generally arranged by record type and chronologically thereafter.

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Series 1: Writings , 1995
1 Folder
Box 1

Who Were They? My Personal Contact with Thirty-Five American Modernists Your Art History Course Never Mentioned by Martin Diamond is a 61 page text, discussing how Diamond encountered many of the artists he represented and details of their lives and work.
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Who Were They? My Personal Contact with Thirty-Five American Modernists Your Art History Course Never Mentioned, 1995
1
1

Series 2: Subject Files , 1940-2008
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1

The subject files concern American abstract art and Martin Diamond's activities to educate and promote this work, particularly that of the Transcendental painters. The materials include exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, business records and loan agreements regarding exhibitions. There also are letters from museums relating to Diamond's participation as a lecturer in connection with exhibitions. Museums involved include the National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution, The Albuquerque Museum, the Art Gallery of Toronto, and the Boca Museum of Art in Florida as well as some New York area museums. Of particular interest is Diamond's writing explaining his relationship with Phillip Frost, who donated much of his abstract art collection to the National Museum of American Art.
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American Abstract Art, 1952-1990
1
2
American Abstract Art, 1991-2005
1
3
American Abstract Art, Frost Collection, 1983-1991, undated
1
4
Martin Diamond Lectures, 1959-1997
1
5
Rutgers University Library, undated, 1989-2008
1
6
Transcendental Painting Group , undated, 1940-2000
1
7

Series 3: Artists' Files , 1928-2013
2.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3

Found within artists' files are photographs, transparencies and slides of artworks, exhibition announcements and catalogs, along with business and legal records of the Martin Diamond Fine Arts, Inc. There also is business correspondence with artists, museums, universities, and some greeting cards or personal letters. There is scattered biographical information about the artists as well as writings by artists, Hans Hofmann, Blanche Lazzell, Hananiah Harari and Carl Holty.
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Theresa Bernstein, 1985-2008
1
8
Emil Bisttram, undated, 1971-1989
1
9
Harry Bowden, 1932-1989, undated
1
10
Mary Ellen Bute, undated, 1948-2003
1
11
Paul Cadmus, 1987-1992
1
12
Arthur N. Christie, 1930-1996, undated
1
13
Max Arthur Cohen, 1978-1979, undated
1
14
Konrad Aileen Cramer, 1983-1984, undated
1
15
Charlotte Cushman, 1979-1989, undated
1
16
Stuart Davis, 1974-1976, undated
1
17
Eleanor De Laittre, undated, 1979-1992
1
18
Werner Drewes, undated, 1979-2011
1
19
Elsie Driggs , undated, 1934-2013
1
20-21
Jacob Epstein, undated, 1978-1986
1
22
Ed Garman, undated, 1979-1989
1
23
Ed Garman, 1989-1995
1
24
Ed Garman, 1996-2004
1
25
Dwinell Grant, undated, 1979-1982
2
1-2
Robert Gribbroek, undated, 1981
2
3
James Guy, undated, 1981-1991
2
4
John Haley, 1981-1991, undated
2
5
Hananiah Harari, 1939-2002, undated
2
6
Lauren Harris, 1980-1987, undated
2
7
Marsden Hartley , 1969-2007, undated
2
8
Emanuel Herzl, 1933-1988, undated
2
9
Fannie Hillsmith , 1979-1982, undated
2
10
Hans Hofmann, 1994, undated
2
11
Carl Holty, 1972-2001, undated
2
12
Harry Holtzman, undated, 1980-1987
2
13
Charles Howard, undated, 1983-2001
2
14
Raymond Jonson, undated, 1979-2008
2
15
Raymond Jonson, undated, 1979-2008
2
16
Frederick Kahn, undated, circa 1990
2
17
Paul Kelpe, undated, 1980-1990
2
18
Blanche Lazzell, undated, 1938-2012
2
19-22
Louis Lozowick, undated, 1973-1987
2
23
William Lumpkins, undated, 1980-1994
2
24
William Lumpkins, undated, 1980-1994
2
25
George McNeil, undated, 1979-2010
2
26
George Marinko, undated, 1983-1989
2
27
Agnes Pelton, 1983-2009
2
28
H. Towner Pierce, 1980-2006, undated
2
29
Mark Rothko, 1984
2
30
Mead Schaeffer, undated, 1942-1984
3
1
Morton Schaumberg, 1980-1982, undated
3
2
John Sennhauser, 1978-1998, undated
3
3
Louis Shanker , 1981-1991, undated
3
4
Esphyr Slobodkina, 1980-2002, undated
3
5
Alfred Stieglitz, 1972-1998, undated
3
6
John Von Wicht, 1966-2007, undated
3
7
Vaclav Vytlacil, undated, 1928-1998
3
8-12
Vaclav Vytlacil Gifts, 1998-2005, undated
3
13-14
Stuart Walker, 1981, undated
3
15
Fred Whiteman, undated, 1979-1983
3
16
Robert Wolff, 1978
3
17
Beatrice Wood, undated, 1982-1983
3
18
Beckford Young, 1938-1983, undated
3
19
Janet Young, undated, 1957-1999
3
20
Wilfrid Zogbaum, 1977-1981, undated
3
21
Marguerite and William Zorach, undated, 1970-2009
3
22

Series 4: Photographic Materials , 1988
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4

Photographic materials include snapshots, negatives, transparencies, and slides of representational and abstract artwork by Blanche Lazzell, many of which note titles and dates. The materials by miscellaneous artists consist of snapshots and transparencies of artworks by G.L.K. Morris, Irene Rice-Periera, Jay Van Everen, Jan Matulka, Jean Xceron, Abstract American Artists, and some unnamed works. There are slides of artworks by Emil Bisttram, Werner Drewes, John Ferren, James Guy, Carl Holty, Raymond Johnson, Blanche Lazzell, Transcendental Painting Group and Vaclav Vytlacil. The greatest numbers of slides are of works by Werner Drewes and Vaclav Vytacil, followed by works by Blanche Lazzell and James Guy.
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Blanche Lazzell, undated, 1988
3
23-25
Miscellaneous Artists, undated
3
26
Artwork by B-V (executed 1934-2013) , undated
Slides in 3 slide file boxes.
4
1-3

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