Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983

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Painter, art educator; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Adja Yunkers interview, 1969 Dec. 9 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78813640

Painter, educator.

From the description of Adja Yunkers interview, 1968 May. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79039954

Adja Yunkers (1900-1983) was a painter and art educator from New York, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Adja Yunkers, 1969 Dec. 9 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495596756

Adja Yunkers (1900-1983) was an artist and teacher known for his color woodcuts, lithographs, and abstract paintings. Born in Latvia, he studied in Europe, established a workshop in Stockholm, and eventually emigrated to the United States in 1946, where he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He taught at the Cooper Union Art School and the New School for Social Research.

From the guide to the Adja Yunkers Papers, 1941-1952, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Abstract painter and printmaker, collagist, and art instructor; New York, N.Y. Died 1983.

Born in Riga, Latvia. Studied in Leningrad, Paris, Berlin, and London. He moved to the United States in 1947. Faculty member of the New School for Social Research, 1947-1956; Cooper Union, 1956-1967.

From the description of Adja Yunkers papers, 1939-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83609058

Archival Resources
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creatorOf Riverón, Enrique. Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Yunkers, Adja, 1900- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Ashton, Dore. Oral history interview with Dore Ashton, 2010 Nov. 21. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983. [Untitled handmade book / by Adja Yunkers]. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
creatorOf Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983,. Oral history interview with Adja Yunkers, 1969 Dec. 9 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-. Howard Somers Conant papers, [ca.1946]-1985. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983. Adja Yunkers papers, 1939-1983. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ward, Lynd, 1905-. Lynd Ward papers, 1934-1964. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-. Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Young, Tom. PAD/D pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Zabriskie Gallery. Zabriskie Gallery records, 1951-2001. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983. Adja Yunkers interview, 1968 May. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Zabriskie Gallery. Zabriskie Gallery records, 1951-2010. Archives of American Art
creatorOf McNaught, William. Adja Yunkers letter to William McNaught regarding Mark Rothko, 1982 June 17. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Adja Yunkers [graphic]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983. Adja Yunkers interview, 1969 Dec. 9 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969) Archives of American Art
creatorOf Barbara Mae Watson papers, 1929-1984 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ashton, Dore. Dore Ashton papers, 1849-1983 (bulk 1931-1983). Archives of American Art
creatorOf Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Barbara Mae Watson papers, 1929-1984 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Ashton, Dore. Dore Ashton papers, 1849-2010 bulk 1931-1983. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983. Adja Yunkers letter to William McNaught regarding Mark Rothko, 1982 June 17. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ashton, Dore. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1951-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1947-1970, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Roberts, Colette, 1910-. Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, 1961-1971 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Roberts, Colette, 1910-. Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, 1918-1971. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Roberts, Colette, 1910-1971. Colette Roberts interviews with artists, 1961-1971 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Reis, Bernard J., 1895-1978. Bernard J. Reis papers, 1934-1979. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Wolpe, Stefan. Yunkers piece in two parts [music] : for flute and piano, 1960 / Stefan Wolpe. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Arwin Galleries (Detroit, Mich.). Arwin Galleries records, 1948-1981. Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Federation of Arts. American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969). Archives of American Art
creatorOf Catherine Viviano Gallery. Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ribicoff, Belle Krasne, 1924-. Belle Krasne Ribicoff papers, 1942-circa 2010, bulk 1945-2004. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983. Adja Yunkers letter to William McNaught, June 17, 1982. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Nebenzahl, Lisa. Adja Yunkers letters to Lisa Nebenzahl, 1983. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Zabriskie Gallery. Zabriskie Gallery records, 1951-2001. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Belle Krasne Ribicoff papers, 1942-circa 2010, bulk 1945-2004 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Adja Yunkers Papers, 1941-1952 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
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associatedWith Alice Simsar Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith American Federation of Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Arwin Galleries (Detroit, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ashton, Dore. person
associatedWith Ashton, Dore. person
associatedWith Ashton, Dore. person
associatedWith Bjornstjerna, Mikael. person
associatedWith Catherine Viviano corporateBody
associatedWith Catherine Viviano Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Conant, Howard Somers, 1921- person
associatedWith Cummings, Paul, person
associatedWith Grossman, Morton, 1926- person
associatedWith Haley, Donna. person
associatedWith Impressions Gallery of Photography. corporateBody
associatedWith John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Krasne Ribicoff, Belle person
associatedWith McNaught, William. person
associatedWith Nebenzahl, Lisa. person
associatedWith Olsen, Cheryl. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Art Alliance. corporateBody
associatedWith Reis, Bernard J., 1895-1978. person
associatedWith Ribicoff, Belle Krasne, 1924- person
associatedWith Riverón, Enrique. person
associatedWith Riverón, Enrique person
associatedWith Roberts, Colette, 1910-1971. person
associatedWith Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970. person
associatedWith Smith Andersen Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Tamarind Lithography Workshop. corporateBody
associatedWith Ward, Lynd, 1905- person
associatedWith Watson, Barbara Mae, 1918-1983. person
associatedWith Wolpe, Stefan. person
associatedWith Wood, Denis. person
associatedWith Young, Tom. person
associatedWith Zabriskie Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Zigrosser, Carl, 1891- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)
United States
United States
New York (State)
Subject
Painting, Abstract
Art teachers
Painters--United States--20th century
Prints, Abstract
Art--Philosophy
Painters--Interviews
Artists' books--Specimens
Lithography--20th century
Abstract Expressionism
Artists' illustrated books
Prints--20th century
Painters
Art, American
Art--Painters
Art--Technique
Collagists
Printmakers
Occupation
Painter
Lithographers
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Birth 1900-07-15

Death 1983-12-24

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