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Robert Richenburg papers, circa 1910s-2008, bulk, 1950-2006

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1910s-2006
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

Awards for athletic events consist of a certificate earned for performance in a track and field meet sponsored by the Boston City Schools, 1930, and three ribbons won at camp, 1934. Military service records are certificates of recognition from the White House and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Materials relating to his memorial service consist of a digital video recording, notes and texts of remarks by Margaret Kerr, Ronald Richenburg, Blake Kerr, Alexandra Richenburg, dealer Thomas McCormick, and former student and friend Raphael Montanez Ortiz. The remarks of Ronald Richenburg summarize the artist's life from a personal perspective. Richenburg family memorabilia consists of a receipt from the Boston Art Glass Shade Co. run by his father, advertisements for the coal and ice delivery business and small grocery store run by brothers Fred and Bob Richenburg.
Subject files (series 3) - specifically, those titled "Ozenfant School of Fine Arts," "U.S. Army, " and "Veterans Administration" - contain additional records concerning Richenburg's education and military service.
Description Container Select
Awards for Athletic Events, 1930, 1934
1
1
Birth Certificates of Robert Richenburg [copies] and Ronald Peltyn Richenburg, 1940-2005
1
2
Curriculum Vitae, circa 1968-circa 1995
1
3
Death Certificates of Libby Chic Peltyn Richenburg and Robert B. Richenburg, 1977, 2006
1
4
Driver's License, International, 1975
1
5
Educational Records, 1931-1950
1
6
Marriage Certificate of Robert Bartlett Richenburg and Libby Chic Peltyn; Wedding Vows and Marriage Announcement of Robert Richenburg and Margaret Kerr, 1942, 1980
1
7
Membership Cards, Artists Equity Association, 1947-1951
1
8
Memorial Service, 2006
1
9
Robert Richenburg Memorial Service (October 14 2006), Digital Video Recording, 2014
1.66 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER01
Military Service, circa 1946
1
10
Richenburg Family
Biographical Notes; Genealogical Research, circa 1980s-1990
photocopies
1
11
Memorabilia, circa 1910s; 1935-1936, undated
1
12
Voter Registration Card, 1941
1
13

Series 2: Correspondence , 1940-2007
0.4 Linear feet
Box 1

Some letters exchanged by Richenburg and his wife Marggy Kerr are illustrated. All of their cards are handmade and feature original art work - painted covers housing paper constructions by Bob, and drawings and collages by Marggy.
Richenburg family correspondence consists of a letter from Robert to his father, one from his mother, and a birthday card from son Ronald. Kerr family correspondence, comprised of letters and cards to Richenburg from his stepchildren - Blake Kerr, Garry Kerr, Meg Kerr Paulsen - and their families. Also included are letters from Marggy's mother, Mrs. John C. Doorty, as well as some illustrated letters and handmade cards. Condolence letters from friends, relatives, colleagues, neighbors, and acquaintances are addressed to Marggy and family.
The majority of Robert Richenburg's professional and personal correspondence is scattered throughout the subject files (series 3).
Description Container Select
Robert Richenburg and Margaret Kerr
Bob to Marggy, 1982
1
14
Bob to Marggy, undated
1
15
Marggy to Bob, 1991-1994, undated
1
16
Richenburg Family, 1940-2004
1
17
Kerr Family, undated, 1987-2006
1
18
Condolence Letters, 2006
5 Folders
1
19-23
Condolence Letters, 2007
1
24

Series 3: Subject Files , 1942-2008
2.25 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3, OV 7

File for The Club (The Artists' Club) includes two postcards announcing panel discussions (Robert Richenburg on the panel), 1951 and 1957, along with correspondence and e-mail regarding a documentary film about the Club. The Tina Dickey and Madeline Amgott file concerns their interview and videotape of Robert Richenburg, one of many former Hans Hofmann students contacted when the Metropolitan Museum of Art was organizing a Hans Hofmann exhibition; a transcript of their interview with Richenburg is included. Bonnie L. Grad and Lynne Moulton's research was conducted for the exhibition "Robert Richenburg: Abstract Expressionist" at Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum. Records preserved in this file include the transcript of a detailed interview with Richenburg about his early life, art training, and career; the transcript of a "slide discussion" in which the artist provided background information about each of the works being considered for inclusion in the exhibition. The file titled Former Students includes letters and printed material about the early career and personal life of Raphael Montanez Ortiz ("Bob's favorite student," according to Marggy). Hans Hofmann's file consists of letters of recommendation, brief letters and notes addressed to Bob and Chick (sic) from Miz and Hans Hofmann, a short statement by Richenburg about Hofmann as a teacher, and miscellaneous printed material. The subject file titled Ibram Lassaw contains "Artists of the New York School and Friends Celebrate the Eighty-first Birthday of Ibram Lassaw at an Informal Gathering and Discussion," a souvenir booklet of images by Cynthia Dantzic, 1994; also included are pages composed by Richenburg and Kerr for Lassaw's memorial book. Philip Pavia's file concerns the founding of It Is magazine. The Pratt Institute file includes correspondence and printed documentation concerning Richenburg's 1964 resignation from the faculty sparked by a dispute over his teaching methods. Hilla Rebay and the Museum of Non-Objective Painting file contains letters inviting Richenburg to participate in three exhibitions with an installation photograph showing Richenburg's three entries in the 1949 exhibition; other letters offer career advice, critiques, and modest grants for the purchase of art supplies. The Tibor De Nagy Gallery file includes a letter of advice from John Bernard Myers regarding "rhetoric surrounding the question of pricing," observations on how the size of a painting may affect its desirability and price, and the inadvisability of artists creating myths about themselves. The Veterans Administration subject file documents Richenburg's subsistence allowance and training benefits under the G.I. Bill, and a contract for Richenburg to study at the Ozenfant School, 1948-1949.
Subject files for individuals are alphabetized by last name, all others are alphabetized by title.
Description Container Select
Aldrich Museum
See: box 2, folder 49
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1962
1
25
American Federation of Arts, 1960-1969
1
26
Amgott, Madeline
See: box 2, folders 8-9
Anderson, Jeff
See: box 2, folder 15
Archives Requests (Archives of American Art; Syracuse University), 1964-1988
1
27
Arlene Bujese Gallery, 1994-1999
1
28
"Art Beat" (television program), 1986
1
29
The Artists' Club
See: The Club, box 1, folder 46
Artists Equity Association, 1950
1
30
The Artists' Gallery, 1957
Oversized material housed in OV 7
1
31
Ashton, Dore, 2001-2004
1
32
Auctions, 1979-1992
  • Christie's
  • First East End Art Auction for the Benefit of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism
  • Friends of Pianofest
  • Guernsey's
1
33
Baruch College, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, 1993-2008
See also: box 1, folder 38
1
34
Benton Gallery, 1986-1993
1
35
Bita, Lili
See: box 3, folder 42
Black Mirror, Missing Painting, 2000-2003
1
36
Bologna/Landi Gallery, 1983-1984
1
37
Book, Robert Richenburg: The Richard Zahn Collection, 2006
box 3, folder 24
1
38
Brandeis University, Rose Art Museum, 1992-2003
See also: box 2, folders 24-28
1
39
Bryant, Edward and Tamara, 1960-1989
1
40
Bujese, Arlene
See: box 1, folder 28
Castagna, Lawrence, Art Conservator, 2005
1
41
Chrysler Art Museum of Provincetown, 1958-1962
1
42
Chrysler Collection, 1957-1989
1
43
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Va., 1980, 2000
1
44
Church, Marilyn
See: box 2, folder 15
City College of New York, 1947-1950
1
45
The Club, 1951-2006
1
46
Colgate University, Picker Gallery, 1970
1
47
Collectors, undated, 1962-2003
  • Tom and Darlene Furst
  • Brent B. Johnson
  • James E. Jordan
  • Bob and Jane McSweeney
  • David Pincus
  • Alice and David Siegel
  • Richard and Marcia Weisman
  • Judy and Ed Weltman
1
48
Cooper Union, 1934
1
49
Cornell Club Dinner, 2003
1
50
Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1974
1
51
Cornell University
See also: box 2, folder 21
Academic Appointment, 1964-1967, undated
1
52
Exhibitions, 1964-1982
1
53
Cotter, Norman M., 1965
1
54
Coulbourn, Anne
See: box 2, folder 15
Creative Artists Public Service Program, 1971-1978
1
55
David Findlay Galleries Inc., 1978
2
1
David Findlay Jr. Fine Art
Group Show with Mike Kanemitsu and Fred Mitchell; "Robert Richenburg at 85,", 2002-2003
2
2
"Robert Richenburg,", 2003-2004
2
3
"Face to Face,", 2004
2
4
"American Abstractionists"; "Robert Richenburg: Works on Paper from the 1940s,", 2005
2
5
"Twelve New York Painters"; "Nine Artists from the Ninth Street Show,", 2006
2
6
Day, John
See: box 2, folder 16
Dayton Art Institute, 1962
2
7
De Nagy Gallery
See: box 3, folder 31
Dickey, Tina and Madeline Amgott
Correspondence regarding Richenburg Interview and Videotape about Hans Hofmann, 1998-2004
2
8
Transcript of Videotaped Interview with Richenburg about Hans Hofmann (June 6), 1998
2
9
Dickey, Tina - Transcript of Interview with Richenburg about Hans Hofmann (May 17), with revised versions, 1998-2000
2
10
Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists
See: Who's Who and Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists, box 3, folder 39
Dine, Jim, 1966
2
11
Dwan Gallery and Virginia Dwan, 1960-2006
2
12
East Remington Road, Ithaca, NY (Richenburg home), 1965-1985
2
13
Everson Museum of Art, 1982
2
14
Findlay, David
See: box 2, folder 1
Findlay, David, Jr.
See: box 2, folders 2-6
Former Students
Anderson, Jeff - Coulbourn, Anne, 1976-2000, undated
  • Anderson, Jeff
  • Church, Marilyn
  • Coulbourn, Anne
2
15
Day, John, undated, 1995-2008
2
16
Koren, Ed - Moskowitz, Robert, undated, 1980-2006
  • Koren, Ed
  • La Noue, Terrence
  • Maffia, Donald
  • Moskowitz, Robert
2
17
Ortiz, Raphael Montanez, 1970-2007, undated
2
18
Puliafito, Tomaso - Westergaard, Curt; unidentified, undated, 1951-2006
  • Puliafito, Tomaso
  • Randall, Carole
  • Rothenburg, Abe
  • Simpson, Janet
  • Singer, Michael
  • Sullivan, James E.
  • Ukeles, Mierle Laderman
  • Weiner, Ben
  • Westergaard, Curt
  • Unidentified (Frank, Brother Jonathan, Father Romano)
2
19
Frank
See: box 2, folder 19
Furst, Tom and Darlene
See: box 1, folder 48
Gary Snyder Fine Art, 2001-2003, undated
2
20
Gifts, 1986-2007
  • Cornell University
  • Guild Hall
  • Heckscher Museum
  • Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University
  • Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderne
  • Parrish Art Museum
  • Individuals
2
21
Gifts - University of California, Berkeley, 1966-1969
2
22
Goossen, Eugene C., 1944
2
23
Grad, Bonnie L. and Lynne Moulton
See also: box 1, folder 39
Correspondence and Notes, undated, 1987-1993, 2002
2
24
Exhibition Catalog, "Robert Richenburg: Abstract Expressionist," Brandeis University, Rose Art Museum, 1993
2
25
Transcripts of Richenburg interview conducted by Lynne Moulton and of Slide Discussion, 1991
2
26
Research Materials for Catalog Essay, undated, 1985-1993
2
27
Grant Applications, 1991-1992
2
28
Writing Samples and Reviews, undated, 1977-1984
2
29
Guggenheim Museum, 1950-1961
2
30
Guild Hall, 1983-2004
See also: box 2, folder 21
2
31
Hasselriss, Mark, 1986-1988, 1945
2
32
Heckscher Museum
See: box 2, folder 21
Hendler, Raymond and Hendler Gallery, undated, 1952-2008
2
33
Herskovic, Marika and Tom, 1991-2002, undated
2
34
Hillcrest Sculpture Ground, 1984
2
35
Hofmann, Hans, undated, 1952-1999
See also: box 2, folders 8-10
2
36
Hofstra University, Hofstra Museum
See also: box 2, folder 21
"Jung and the Abstract Expressionists: The Collective Image Among Individual Voices,", 1986
2
37
Hunter College, undated, 1967-1970
2
38
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno
See: box 2, folder 21
Ithaca Art Association, 1981
2
39
Ithaca College
Academic Appointment, 1970-1984
2
40
Exhibitions; Purchase of Painting, 1970-1971, undated
2
41
James Gallery, 1959-1960
2
42
Jimmy Ernst Artists' Alliance, 1987-1989
2
43
Joffee, Sam ("The Camel Letters"), 1990-1997
2
44
Johnson, Brent B.
See: box 1, folder 48
Jonathan, Brother
See: box 2, folder 19
Jordan, James E.
See: box 1, folder 48
Kaprow, Allan, 1966
2
45
Kendall Art Gallery, 1977
2
46
Koren, Ed
See: box 2, folder 17
Landau, Ellen, 1992-2003
2
47
La Noue, Terrence
See: box 2, folder 17
Lannan Foundation Collection, 1987-2000
2
48
Larry Aldrich Museum, 2000, 1964
2
49
Lassaw, Ibram, 1990-1994
2
50
Lectures, Panels, etc., undated, 1931-1991
2
51
Leonardo: International Journal of the Contemporary Artist, undated, 1967
2
52
Levin, Gail and John Van Sickle, 1997-2005
2
53
Long, Robert, 2002-2006
2
54
Maffia, Donald
See: box 2, folder 17
M B Modern Solo Exhibition (2001 January 12-27)
Correspondence and Notes, undated, 1999-2001
3
1
Publicity, 2001
3
2
McCormick Gallery and Thomas McCormick, undated, 2006-2007
3
3
McNeil, George, undated, 1956-1957
3
4
McSweeney, Bob and Jane
See: box 1, folder 48
Michener [James A.] Collection, 1962-1976, undated
3
5
Mishkin Gallery
See: box 1, folder 34
Moskowitz, Robert
See: box 2, folder 17
Moulton, Lynne
See: box 2, folders 24-28
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 2000-2002
3
6
Museum of Modern Art, undated, 1960-1968
3
7
Museum of Non-Objective Painting
See: box 3, folder 19
New School for Social Research, 1953
3
8
Olitski, Jules, 1966
3
9
Opalka Gallery
See: box 3, folder 24
Ortiz, Raphael Montanez
See: box 2, folder 18
Ozenfant School of Fine Arts, undated, 1949
3
10
Parrish Art Museum
See also: box 2, folder 21
Correspondence and Printed Material, 1990-1998
3
11
Correspondence and Printed Material, undated, 1999-2001
3
12
Pavia, Philip, 1957
3
13
Picker Gallery
See: box 1, folder 47
Pincus, David
See: box 1, folder 48
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 1993-1994, undated
3
14
Pratt Institute
Academic Appointment; Exhibition, 1952-1963; 1988
3
15
Resignation, 1961-1964
3
16
Provincetown Art Association, 1951-1994
3
17
Provincetown Arts Festival, 1958
3
18
Puliafito, Tomaso
See: box 2, folder 19
Randall, Carole
See: box 2, folder 19
Rebay, Hilla and the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, 1949-1951, undated
3
19
Researchers, 1970-2003
  • Brooklyn Museum Library and Archives Brooklyn Artists Project
  • Dantzic, Cynthia Maris
  • Fort, Ilene Susan
  • Henkes, Robert
  • Monk, Wendy
  • Morris, Bob
3
20
La Revue Moderne, 1962
3
21
Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, 1960
3
22
Rockford Art Museum, 2004-2005
3
23
Romano, Father
See: box 2, folder 19
Rose Art Museum
See: box 1, folder 34
Rothenburg, Abe
See: box 2, folder 19
The Sage Colleges, Opalka Gallery, 2006
See also: box 1, folder 38
3
24
Sales and Price Lists, 1950-1970
3
25
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1961
3
26
Sidney Mishkin Gallery
See: box 1, folder 34
Siegel, Alice and David
See: box 1, folder 48
Simpson, Janet
See: box 2, folder 19
Snyder, Gary
See: box 2, folder 20
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
See: box 2, folder 30
The Springs Improvement Society Annual Exhibition, 1981-2005
3
27
Stable Gallery, 1954-1958
3
28
State University of New York, Stonybrook, University Art Gallery, 1993-1994
See also: box 2, folders 24-28
3
29
Students, Former
See: box 2, folders 15-19)
Sullivan, James E.
See: Former Students, box 2, folder 19
Teaching, Miscellaneous, 1947-1969
3
30
Thomas McCormick Gallery
See: box 3, folder 3
Tibor De Nagy Gallery, 1959-1966, undated
3
31
Ukeles, Mierle Laderman
See: box 2, folder 19
U. S. Army, 1940-1946
3
32
University of California, Berkeley
See: box 2, folder 22
University of Texas at Austin, The Art Museum, 1993-1994, undated
3
33
Upstairs Gallery, undated, 1971-2007
3
34
Van Sickle, John
See: box 2, folder 53
Ver Duft, Lee, undated, 1948-1949
3
35
Veterans Administration, 1942-1945
3
36
Vicente, Esteban and Harriet, 1981-1982
3
37
Weiner, Ben
See: box 2, folder 19
Weisman, Richard and Marcia
See: box 1, folder 48
Weltman, Judy and Ed
See: box 1, folder 48
Westergaard, Curt
See: box 2, folder 19
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1961-2003
3
38
Who's Who and Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists, 1986-2006
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Art
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists
3
39
Yale University Art Gallery, 1961-1962
3
40
YMCA, Central Branch, Brooklyn, undated, 1947-1949
3
41
Zahn Collection
box 3, folder 24
Zaller, Robert and Lili Bita, undated, 1993-2006
3
42
Exhibition Poster, The Artists' Gallery, 1957
See also: box 1, folder 31
OV 7

Series 4: Writings , circa 1950-2006
0.1 Linear feet
Box 3

Writings by Richenburg consist of notes, reviews, artist's statements, and the text of a speech. Also included are quotations compiled over the years by Marggy Kerr of Richenburg's comments on art and life. Writings by others are student papers and reviews. Also found are John Day's reminiscences of a painting class taught by Richenburg at Cornell University. Among the poems are one by Lee van Duft about Richenburg's painting Ecco Homo.
Additional writings and notes are included with the subject files (series 3). Reports, proposals, notes and other writings by Richenburg composed as part of his faculty responsibilities are found in subject files bearing the names of schools where he taught.
Description Container Select
By Robert Richenburg
Book Review, 1942
3
43
Notes, Miscellaneous ("Titles (ideas)"), undated, 2004-2006
3
44
Notes, Teaching, undated, 1961-1962
3
45
Proposal, "Plans for Research and Artistic Creation,", undated
3
46
Quotations Compiled by Margaret Kerr Richenburg, 1988-2005
3
47
Speech for The University and the Arts Symposium, undated
3
48
Statements, 1959-2006, undated
3
49
By Other Authors
About Robert Richenburg, circa 1950-2008, undated
  • Greta Berman
  • Edward Bryant
  • John Day
  • Lee van Duft
3
50
Poems (by Regina Cherry, Richard Wilbur), undated, 1998
3
51

Series 5: Sound and Video Recordings , 1981-2006
0.75 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4

The sound recording of Robert Richenburg interviewed by Madeline Amgott was produced in the course of the research for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 1999 Hans Hofmann exhibition. Among the audiovisual recordings are: two episodes of the "Art Beat" television show, a series of panel discussions, four years of "Artists' Party: An Afternoon with the New York School Artists", and an interview with Johnnie Parrish for "Focus on Art", Tompkins County Public Library TV program. Also found are recordings by video artist Raphael Montanez Ortiz, a former student and friend of Richenburg.
Description Container Select
Robert Richenburg interview with Johnnie Parrish (1981), Digital Video Recording, 2014
2.66 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER02
Robert Richenburg interviewed by Madeline Amgott, 1998 June 7
1 videocassettes (vhs)
3
52
Video recordings featuring Robert Richenburg
"Art Beat" television show, Vol. 1, no. 2: Host, Joe Stefanelli, with Robert Richenburg; Vol. 1, no. 3: Host, Robert Richenburg with Calvin Albert, 1986 (September 2)
2 Videocassettes
1 VHS
1 other
3
53
"Artists of the 9th Street Show Reminisce" (at the home of Marika and Tom Herskovic); "American Abstract Expressionists, Artists of the 9th Street Show: Robert Richenburg,", circa 1980s-early 1990s; undated
2 videocassettes (vhs)
3
54
"Artists' Party: An Afternoon with the New York School Artists,", 1992-1993
2 videocassettes (vhs)
4
1
"Artists' Party: An Afternoon with the New York School Artists,", 1994-1995
2 videocassettes (vhs)
4
2
"Artists Roundtable on Art of the '50s," moderated by Dore Ashton at Pollock-Krasner House, 1990
1 videocassettes (vhs)
4
3
"Hans Hofmann: Reflections by Former Students,", circa 1999
1 videocassettes (vhs)
4
4
Panel Discussions moderated by Dr. Robert Metzger, Director, The Reading [PA] Museum. "Sources of Creativity: A Discussion by New York Artists" and "Growth of Artistic Ideas Toward the Realm of the Spiritual,", 1996-1997
2 videocassettes (vhs)
4
5
"Robert Richenburg: Abstract Expressionist" exhibition at State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1994
1 videocassettes (vhs)
4
6
"Robert Richenburg, Master Copy, Unfinished" (unidentified event), undated
1 videocassettes (vhs)
4
7
Videocassettes by Raphael Montanez Ortiz (former student), undated
3 videocassettes (vhs)
(3 videocassettes: VHS)
  • "Computer Manipulated Laser-Video Works"
  • "Film Constructions, Film Performance, and Computer-Laser-Video"
  • unidentified
4
8

Series 6: Printed Material , 1947-2008
1.25 Linear feet
Boxes 4-5

Among the books is A History of Shrivenham American University; the university was run by the U.S. Army where Richenbrg taught drawing while stationed in England during World War II. Family history consists of two volumes by Richenburg's sister, Mildred Richenburg True: The Genealogical History of the Direct Ancestors of the Bartlett - Richenburg Families and Their Descendants to the Present Generation and Supplement to the Books: The Riese - Richenburg Families in America and The Bartlett - Richenburg Families.
Additional printed material is found among the subject files (series 3)
Description Container Select
Advertisements for Richenburg Exhibitions, undated, 1950s-2007
4
10
Articles about/mentioning Richenburg, 1949-1959
4
11
Articles about/mentioning Richenburg, 1960-1962
4
12
Articles about/mentioning Richenburg, 1963-1989
4
13
Articles about/mentioning Richenburg, 1999-2007
4
14
Articles about/mentioning Richenburg, undated
4
15
Books, 1946-1984
2 Volumes
See also: box 5, folder 15
4
16
Course Brochures, Robert Richenburg, instructor, 1947-1950, undated
4
17
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1948-1959
4
18
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1960-1962
4
19
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1963
4
20
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1964-1966
5
1
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1967
5
2
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1968
5
3
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1970-1976
5
4
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1980-1985
5
5
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1986-1989
5
6
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1990-1994
5
7
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1997-1999
5
8
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 2001-2003
5
9
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 2004-2005
5
10
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 2006
5
11
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, 2007-2008
5
12
Richenburg Solo and Group Exhibitions, undated
5
13
Richenburg on Jury, 1973
5
14
Family History, 1991-1993
2 Volumes
5
15
Membership Lists, Artists Equity Association, 1949-1950
5
16
Newsletters, 1950-1994
5
17
Press Release, 1986
5
18
Scrapbook, 1949-1981
includes photocopies
5
19
Student Handbook, Ithaca College
5
20

Series 7: Photographs , circa 1923-2006
0.45 Linear feet
Boxes 5-6

In addition to paintings and sculpture by Richenburg, images of art work include a rock garden that he construccted on his swimming pool deck. Exhbitions documented are retrospectives held at Colgate University and Guild Hall Musuem. In addition to Robert Richenburg and his family, photographs of people include friends, dealers, curators, his assistant, and other artists; among the artists are those represented by David Findlay Jr. Gallery. Views of places are Richenburg's boyhood home in Roslindale, MA and his house in Ithaca, NY.
Many World War II photographs taken in France and England are very small snapshots. They contain images of artwork, people, places, and miscellaneous subjects. Artwork is not by Richenburg. Images of people include Richenburg, several group shots, and other individuals, both identified and unidentified. Also found are many views of Shrivenham American University.
Additional photographs are scattered throughout the subject files (series 3), and a small number appear as enclosures with correspondence (series 2).
Description Container Select
Art Work by Robert Richenburg
Paintings and Sculpture by Robert Richenburg (A-Z, untitled), 1980s-1990s
5
21
Rock Garden, Swimming Pool Deck (Martha Albert, photographer), circa 1989
5
22
Rock Garden, Swimming Pool Deck (Bill Ashworth, photographer), 1995
5
23
Events
"Artists Roundtable on Art of the '50s," Pollock-Krasner House, 1990
  • Dore Ashton (moderator)
  • Herman Cherry
  • Sidney Geist
  • Ray Hendler
  • Ibram and Ernestine Lassaw
  • Mercedes Matter
  • Robert Richenburg
  • David Slivka
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Exhibition Openings-Robert Richenburg with Friends and Colleagues, 1984-2003
  • Bologna/Landi Gallery (1984)
  • M B Modern Gallery (2001 January 11)
  • David Findlay Jr. Fine Art (2001 January 12)
  • McCormick Gallery (2002 May 3)
  • David Findlay Jr. Fine Art (2003 February 8)
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Party for Tibetan Monks at Richenburg's Home, 1989
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Seminar at Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 1992
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Exhibition Installations
"Robert Richenburg: A Selective Review of Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970," The Picker Gallery, Colgate University, 1970
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"Robert Richenburg: A Fifty Year Survey," Guild Hall Museum, 1992
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People
Robert Richenburg, circa 1923-1935
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Robert Richenburg, circa 1942-1966
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Robert Richenburg, 1972-1984
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Robert Richenburg, 1990-2003
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Robert Richenburg with siblings Fred, Millie, Betty; and parents, Frederick Henry and Spray Edna Bartlett Richenburg, pre-1960; circa 1990
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Robert Richenburg with Libby Chic Peltyn Richenburg and son Ronald, 1948-1975
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Robert Richenburg and Libby Chic Peltyn Richenburg with Walter P. Chrysler, 1962
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Robert Richenburg with Margaret (Marggy) Kerr, 1980-2004
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Robert Richenburg with Margaret (Marggy) Kerr and Family, 1985-2006
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Robert Richenburg with Friends in Provincetown, MA, 1952-1953
a CD containing all images is included
  • Giorgio Cavallon
  • Franz Kline
  • Ernestine and Ibram Lassaw
  • Philip and Marcia Pavia
  • James Rosali
  • Iska and Joop Sander
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Robert Richenburg with Others, undated, 1970-2005
  • Arronis (Richenburg's assistant)
  • Molly Barnes
  • Paul Brach
  • Arlene Bujese
  • Ron Delsener
  • Dallas Dunn
  • Marika Herskovic
  • Jim Jordan
  • Mark Kostabi
  • Ellen Landau
  • Ernestine and Ibram Lassaw
  • Katie Leonard
  • Gail Levin
  • Thomas McCormick
  • Louis Newman
  • Janay Wong
  • Unidentified
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Groups (Museum of Fine Arts Boston dinner; David Findlay Jr. Gallery artists, as noted below), 1966; 2006
  • Mary Abbott
  • Will Barnet (friend and supporter)
  • Charles Cajori
  • Bernard Chaet
  • Chuang Che
  • Lorrie Goulet
  • Richard Haas
  • Emily Mason
  • Robert Natkin
  • Louis Newman (gallery director)
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Places - Richenburg Homes, circa 1930s; circa 1964-1970s
  • 75 Augustus Ave., Roslindale, MA
  • 121 East Remington Rd., Ithaca, NY
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World War II
Art Work by Keith Martin and Unidentified Artists, undated, 1943-1944
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People
Robert Richenburg, 1943-1944, undated
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Others, Identified and Unidentified, 1943
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Others, Identified and Unidentified, 1944
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Others, Identified and Unidentified, 1945
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Others, Identified and Unidentified, undated
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Places
England, 1943-1945, undated
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France, undated, 1945
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England and France, Unidentified, circa 1943-1945
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Miscellaneous Subjects by Dick Hora, photographer), undated
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