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Virginia Admiral papers, 1945-1978

Admiral, Virginia H., 1915-2000

Painter, Author

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and poet Virginia Admiral measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1945-1978. The scattered papers include identification cards, correspondence with artists and friends, personal business records, and printed material. Found are files relating to the Art Workers' Coalition, a group that sought to pressure the Museum of Modern Art and others to implement political and economic reforms to their practices.

Biographical/Historical Note

Virginia Admiral (1915-2000) was a painter and poet based in New York City, New York. She was the ex-wife of Robert De Niro and mother of actor Robert De Niro Jr.


Virginia Admiral donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1979 and 1980.


To process this collection, this project received Federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program.