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Ruth Abrams papers, 1934-1983

Ruth Abrams papers, 1934-1983

Abrams, Ruth, 1912-1986



Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear ft.

Summary: Correspondence, 1948-1981, with colleagues and business associates; notes and writings concerning Abram's film PARADOX OF THE BIG; writings by Abrams and others about her work; a 1961 guest register from the Fire Island Gallery; pages of a 1977 register from the Contemporary Arts Gallery, Loeb Center, at New York University; receipts, 1955-1979; price lists; lists of works; 11 press releases, 1950-1977;

clippings, 1934-1978; exhibition announcements, 1934-1979; exhibition catalogs, 1943-1983, for Abrams and others; a guide "Charles Abrams: Papers and Files", 1975, to Abrams' husband's papers at Cornell University; miscellaneous printed material, 1964-1977; photographs of Abrams, undated and 1978, in her studio and with colleagues and students; photographs of Abrams at the openings of the Roko Gallery exhibition, 1959, the "Microcosms" exhibition, 1963, in Caracas, Venezuela, and at the Vernissage, 1977, at the Loeb Center, NYU, including 4 photographs of Ilya Bolotowsky attending that exhibition; photographs of Abrams' work and the works of others owned by Abrams.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; New York, N.Y.


Donated 1981-1983 by Ruth Abrams.

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How to Cite This Collection

Ruth Abrams papers, 1934-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.