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Ronald A. Kleemann papers, 1942-2008, bulk, 1961-2006

Ronald A. Kleemann papers, 1942-2008, bulk, 1961-2006

Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-


Collection Information

Size: 2.0 linear feet

Summary: The Ronald A. Kleemann papers circa 1942-2008, measure 2.0 linear feet. Chronological files consist of a wide variety of materials that document his early life and later activities as a Photorealist painter. Project files mainly relate to his race car paintings. Additional records include biographical materials, writings and lectures, printed material, original drawings, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ronald Kleemann (1937- ) is a Photorealist painter in Valatie, N.Y. Kleemann has an interest in automobiles as subject matter in his artwork.


Donated 2009 by Ronald A. Kleemann.

Related Materials

A Finding Aid to the Ronald A. Kleemann Papers,
circa 1942-2008
bulk 1961-2006
, in the Archives of American Art
Biographical Note
The Photorealist painter Ronald A. Kleemann (b. 1937), who is well known for his renderings of automobiles, currently works and resides in Valatie, New York. Born in Bay City, Michigan, he moved to New York City to pursue art after graduating from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design in 1961. Kleemann is represented by the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY.
The collection is arranged as 7 series:
Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1971-2008 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)
Series 2: Chronological Files, 1950s-2008 (Boxes 1-2; 0.8 linear ft.)
Series 3: Writings and Lectures, 2006 (Box 2; 0.1 linear ft.)
Series 4: Project Files, 1985- 2007 (Box 2; 0.4 linear ft.)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1971-2004 (Box 2; 0.2 linear ft.)
Series 6: Artwork, circa 1942, 1960s and 1970s (Box 2; 0.3 linear ft.)
Series 7: Photographs, 1980s-2002 (Box 2; 0.1 linear ft.)
Donated 2009 by Ronald A. Kleemann.
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Rachel Salzmann in 2011.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Ronald A. Kleemann papers, 1942-2008, bulk, 1961-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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