Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976

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Assemblage artist, poet; Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif.; b. 1926; d. 1976

Born in Staten Island, N.Y., Berman moved to Los Angeles with his family in the 1930s. After being expelled from high school for gambling, he briefly attended the Jepson Art School and the Chouinard Art School. By the 1950s, he had become a full-time assemblage artist and produced a mail art publication Semina, which contained a sampling of beat poetry and images selected by Berman. In 1963, he permanently settled in Topanga Canyon near Los Angeles and created verifax collages and rock assemblages.

From the description of Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979 (bulk 1955-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79899086

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referencedIn Hal Glicksman papers, 1927-2010 The Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Brittin, Charles, 1928-. Charles Brittin papers, 1914-2004, bulk 1950-1975. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Alexander, Bob, 1923-1987. Bob Alexander papers, 1960-1987. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Charles Brittin papers, 1914-2004 (bulk 1950-1975) Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Berman, Wallace. [Wallace Berman] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn Aya, 1932-. Aya Tarlow papers, 1954-2002. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Herms, George, 1935-. George Herms interviews, 1993 Dec. 8, 10, 13 - 1994 Mar 10. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Aya Tarlow Papers, 1954-2002 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976. Berman, Wallace. School of The Art Institute of Chicago, John M Flaxman Library
referencedIn Villa, Carlos,. Oral History interview with Carlos Villa, 1995 June 20-July 10 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Getty Research Institute. Contemporary Programs and Research. Côte à côte : coast to coast: art and jazz in France and California recordings, photographs, and ephemera, 2007 Nov. 13-15. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Brown, Joan, 1938-1990,. Oral history interview with Joan Brown, 1975 July 1-Sept. 9 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Glicksman, Hal, 1937-. Hal Glicksman papers, circa 1927-2010. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Diane Di Prima Papers, 1948-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Teske, Edmund, 1911-1996. Edmund Teske papers, 1933-1996. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Mark Green papers, 1954-1991, bulk 1954-1978 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Green, Mark L., 1932-2004. Mark Green papers, 1954-1991, bulk 1954-1978. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brown, Joan, 1938-1990. Joan Brown interviews, 1975 July 1-Sept. 9. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976,. Correspondence from Wallace Berman to David Meltzer, [ca. 1971]. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Herms, George, 1935-. Oral history interview with George Herms 1993 Dec. 8, 10, 13-1994 Mar 10. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn George Herms papers, 1890-2009 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Edmund Teske papers, 1933-1996 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Villa, Carlos. Oral History interview with Carlos Villa, 1995 June 20-1995 July 10 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Jordan, Larry, 1934-. Oral history interview with Larry Jordan, 1995 Dec. 19 - 1996 July 30. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Herms, George, 1935-. George Herms papers, 1890-2009 ( bulk 1960-2000) Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976. Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979 (bulk 1955-1979). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976. Wallace Berman artist file. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
referencedIn Armory Center for the Arts. Oral History Interviews : Speaking in Tongues : The Art of Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken [sound recording] / [sponsored by the Getty Foundation]. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Alexander, Robert, 1923-1987. Robert Alexander papers, 1960-1987. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989. Jay DeFeo papers, 1948-1976. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Conner, Bruce,. Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 Mar. 29 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Alexander, Bob, 1923-1987. person
associatedWith Alexander, Robert, 1923-1987. person
associatedWith Armory Center for the Arts. corporateBody
correspondedWith Aya, 1932- person
associatedWith Bengston, Billy Al. person
associatedWith Brittin, Charles, 1928- person
associatedWith Brown, Joan, 1938-1990, person
associatedWith Conner, Bruce, person
associatedWith DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989. person
associatedWith Di Prima, Diane. person
associatedWith Di Prima, Diane, Archives person
associatedWith Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919- person
associatedWith Eisenlord, William J. person
associatedWith Fonda, Peter, 1940- person
associatedWith Getty Research Institute. Contemporary Programs and Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Ginsberg, Allen, 1926- person
associatedWith Glicksman, Hal person
associatedWith Glicksman, Hal, 1937- person
associatedWith Green, Mark person
associatedWith Green, Mark L., 1932-2004. person
associatedWith Heinecken, Robert, 1931- person
associatedWith Herms, George, 1935- person
associatedWith Hirschman, Jack, 1933- person
associatedWith Hopper, Dennis, 1936- person
associatedWith Jess, 1923- person
associatedWith Johnson, Ray, 1927- person
associatedWith Jordan, Larry, 1934- person
associatedWith Jordan, Patricia M., 1937-1989. person
associatedWith Lamantia, Philip, 1927- person
associatedWith McClure, Michael. person
correspondedWith Meltzer, David person
associatedWith Miller, Henry, 1891- person
associatedWith Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972. person
associatedWith Perkoff, Stuart Z. person
associatedWith Ruscha, Edward. person
associatedWith Sherman, Donald. person
associatedWith Teske, Edmund, 1911-1996. person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Villa, Carlos, person
associatedWith Wallace Berman, person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Wieners, John, 1934- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California
California--San Francisco Bay Area
Subject
Assemblage artists
Beat generation
Arts
Assemblage (Art)
Collage
Poets
Photography, Artistic
Occupation
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Birth 1926-02-26

Death 1976-02-18

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