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Suzi Gablik papers, 1954-2014

Suzi Gablik papers, 1954-2014

Gablik, Suzi, 1934-

Writer, Art historian, Painter, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 12.8 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art historian, critic, and painter Suzi Gablik measure 12.8 linear feet and date from 1954 to 2014. The collection documents her career through scattered biographical documents, professional correspondence, 83 journals and notebooks, writings for book projects, notes, lectures, professional files, printed material, photographs, and photograph albums.

Biographical/Historical Note

Suzi Gablik (1934- ) is a writer, critic, art historian, and painter in New York, New York, London, England, and Blacksburg, Virginia.

Provenance

The collection was donated by Suzi Gablik in 2014.

Related Materials

A Finding Aid to the Suzi Gablik Papers, 1954-2014, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart
Biographical/Historical note
Suzi Gablik (1934- ) is a writer, critic, art historian, and painter in New York City, New York; London, England; and Blacksburg, Virginia. Gablik attended a summer session at Black Mountain College in 1951 and, in 1955, received her B.A. from Hunter College, where she studied with Robert Motherwell. During the 1960s and 1970s, she regularly exhibited her work at New York City art galleries. From 1962 to 1966 she was a critic for
Art News
, and she later spent fifteen years as the London correspondent for
Art in America
. Gablik has published seven books about art, culture, and spirituality. Her first book
Pop Art Redefined
(1969) was co-authored with art critic John Russell.
In addition to working as an author and critic, Gablik has also served as a visiting professor or lecturer at numerous colleges and universities. From 1976 to 1979 she participated in several US International Communications Agency lecture tours that included Hungary, India, Pakistan, and South Asian countries. She has also lectured at many conferences and workshops.
Arrangement note
This collection is arranged as 7 series.
Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1980s-2011 (5 Folders; Box 1)
Series 2: Correspondence, 1971-2014 (0.4 Linear feet; Box 1)
Series 3: Journals and Notebooks, 1954-2012 (5.6 Linear feet; Boxes 1-7)
Series 4: Writings, 1962-2012 (3.4 Linear feet; Boxes 7-11)
Series 5: Professional Files, 1978-2002 (0.8 Linear feet; Boxes 10-11)
Series 6: Printed Material, 1963-2013 (1.5 Linear feet; Boxes 11-12, 14)
Series 7: Photographs, circa 1960s-2008 (1.0 Linear foot; Boxes 12-15)
Scope and Contents note
The papers of art historian, critic, and painter Suzi Gablik measure 12.8 linear feet and date from 1954 to 2014. The collection documents her career through scattered biographical documents, professional correspondence, 83 journals and notebooks, writings for book projects, notes, lectures, professional files, printed material, photographs, and photograph albums.
Provenance
The collection was donated by Suzi Gablik in 2014.
Related Archival Materials note
Also at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Suzi Gablik conducted February 27- March 1, 2015, by Jason Stieber.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2015.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Suzi Gablik papers, 1954-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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