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

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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

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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