Roberts, Colette, 1910-1971

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Colette Jacqueline Roberts (1910-1971) was a French-born artist, teacher, critic and gallery director. Born in Paris, she studied at the École du Louvre, the Academy Ranson, and the Institut d’Art et Archéologie. She moved to the United States during World War II and became a U.S. citizen shortly thereafter, becoming an active part of the New York art world. In addition to her own work, she wrote and lectured on modern art and fostered cultural exchange efforts between her native and adopted countries. As gallery director of the Grand Central Moderns, she gave many unknown artists their first major exposure (among them sculptor Louise Nevelson). In 1960, Roberts received the Palmes Académiques award from the French government for her work as chair of the French section of the American Red Cross, and she was a writer-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony.

From the guide to the Colette Roberts Artist Interviews, 1964-1969, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

New York art critic and former director of the Grand Central Moderns Gallery, New York, N.Y.

From the description of Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, 1961-1971 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646395711

From the description of Colette Roberts interviews with artists, 1961-1971 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78709121

Colette Roberts (1910-1971) was an art critic and former director of the Grand Central Moderns Gallery, New York, N.Y.

From the description of Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, 1918-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744427350

Art critic, author, gallery director; New York City. d. 1971.

From the description of Colette Roberts papers, 1930-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557010

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010. Oral history interview with Louise Bourgeois, 1968. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Roberts, Colette, 1910-. Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, 1918-1971. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Agostini, Peter. Oral history interview with Peter Agostini, 1968. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Roberts, Colette, 1910-. Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, 1961-1971 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rosenborg, Ralph M., 1913-1992. Ralph M. Rosenborg papers, 1935-1991. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984. Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1940-1975. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hobson, Katherine Thayer, 1889-1982. Katherine Thayer Hobson papers, 1918-1982. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Marisol, 1930-. Marisol interview, 1968 Feb. 8 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-. Louise Bourgeois interview, 1968. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Grand Central Art Galleries. Grand Central Art Galleries records, 1923-[ca. 1966]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jenkins, Paul, 1923-. Oral history interview with Paul Jenkins, 1968 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982. Oral history interview with Julian E. Levi, 1968 Oct.-Dec [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Agostini, Peter. Peter Agostini interview, 1968 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Roberts, Colette, 1910-. Colette Roberts papers, 1930-1971. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Youngerman, Jack, 1926-. Jack Youngerman interview, 1968 Feb. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Agostini, Peter. Peter Agostini interview, 1968 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Colette Roberts Artist Interviews, 1964-1969 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Jenkins, Paul, 1923-. Paul Jenkins interview, 1968 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lam, Jennett, 1911-. Jennett Lam papers, 1954-1980. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Roberts, Colette, 1910-1971. Colette Roberts interviews with artists, 1961-1971 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Parsons, Betty. Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Marisol, 1930-. Oral history interview with Marisol, 1968 Feb. 8 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Grand Central Moderns Records, 1947-1967 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
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associatedWith Adler, Samuel, 1898- person
associatedWith Agostini, Peter. person
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associatedWith Hobson, Katherine Thayer, 1889-1982. person
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associatedWith Rosenborg, Ralph M., 1913-1992. person
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associatedWith Schapiro, Miriam, 1923- person
associatedWith Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Sculptors--United States
Art--Illustrators
Art historians
Art galleries, Commercial
Art, American
Painters--Interviews
Art, Modern--20th century
Sculpture, Modern--20th century--Interviews
Sculpture, American
Gallery directors
Art, Modern--20th century--Interviews
Artists--Interviews
Art critics
Painting, American--20th century--Interviews
Women art critics--United States
Painters--United States
Art--Painters
Art, American--20th century
Art--Study and teaching
Émigré
Fluxus (Group of artists)
Sculpture, Modern--20th century
Sculptors--Interviews
Art--Cartoonists
Art--Sculpture
Painting, Modern--20th century
Sculpture, American--20th century
Occupation
Artists
Sculptors
Art critics
Painter
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Birth 1910

Death 1971

French

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