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Ronald Joseph sketchbooks, [ca. 1951-1972], 1951-1952 (bulk dates)

Joseph, Ronald, 1910-1992



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Two hardbound sketchbooks contain paper collages and sketches. One sketchbook is dated 1952-1952. The other contains a dated collage from 1972 but the bulk of the work probably dates from the 1950s.

Biographical/Historical Note

Abstract painter; Brussels, Belgium. Born in St. Kitts, British West Indies, Joseph moved to New York City around 1920-1921. He was involved in the WPA mural project and belonged to the Harlem Artists Guild. From 1945-1947 he studied art in Peru under the Rosenwald Fellowship, and then studied in Paris under the G.I. Bill. He moved to Europe in 1956, making his home in Belgium. Joseph died in 1992.


Sketchbooks were lent by Ronald Joseph through art historian Ann Gibson in 1990.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Ann Gibson after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4392 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Ronald Joseph sketchbooks, [ca. 1951-1972], 1951-1952 (bulk dates). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.