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Phyllis Freeman research material on artists' manifestos, 1966-1997

Freeman, Phyllis, 1929-1997

Editor, Author, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 10.1 Linear feet

Summary: Research materials assembled by Phyllis Freeman, on the subject of 20th century artists' manifestos. Files include research correspondence, mss. drafts of the monograph (never published), "Manifestos in the Visual Arts: Programs and Movements Since 1900," and eight feet of subject files, covering movements and groups such as Abstract Expressionism, American Abstract Artists, Blaue Reiter, Die Brucke, Constructivism, Dadaism, Fluxus, Futurism, MA (Hungarian avant-garde), Mexican murals, Orphism, the Société Anonyme, De Stijl, and Vorticism.

Biographical/Historical Note

Phyllis Freeman (1929- 1997) was an art historian, writer and editor in New York, N.Y.


Donated in 1997 by Phyllis Freeman's cousin, Nancy Price Freedman, and her husband Morris Freedman.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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How to Cite This Collection

Phyllis Freeman research material on artists' manifestos, 1966-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.