Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005

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Philip Pavia, a sculptor, New York, N.Y. Born 1912. Died 2005. Pavia attended the Beaux Arts School, 1930, the Art Students League, 1931-1933, and traveled and studied in Europe from 1931-1937. In 1948 he founded The Club, a group devoted to discussion of modern art. Pavia was the group's driving force, organizing and leading Wednesday and Friday night lectures and members-only panel conversations and other events at the 39 E. 8th St. location. In 1958 he founded and edited the publication It Is: A Magazine For Abstract Art as an extension of the Club's role in exchanging ideas.

From the description of The Club records kept by Philip Pavia, 1948-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122545544

Philip Pavia (1912-2005), pioneer in modern abstract sculpture, was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of a stonecutter. Pavia attended the Beaux Arts School in 1930, the Art Students League, 1931-1933, and traveled and studied in Europe from 1931-1937. In 1948 he was founded the 8th Street Club, a group of artists, writers and intellectuals devoted to discussion of modern art that included Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell and Leo Castelli. Pavia organized most of its panel discussions during its early years, bringing in Hannah Arendt, Joseph Campbell and John Cage, among others, for informal but spirited debates. Pavia was the group's driving force, organizing and leading Wednesday and Friday night lectures and members-only panel conversations and other events. In 1958 he founded and edited the publication IT IS: A MAGAZINE FOR ABSTRACT ART as an extension of the Club's role in exchanging ideas. Pavia wrote a history of the 8th and 23rd Street Clubs entitled CLUB WITHOUT WALLS which was published two years after his death in 2007. He was married to Natalie Edgar and had two sons, Paul and Luigi.

From the description of Philip Pavia and Natalie Edgars archive of abstract expressionist art, 1913-2005. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79463183

Philip Pavia (1915-2005) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y.

In 1948, Pavia founded the artists' group, the Club (also known as the Eighth St. Club), acted as treasurer, and organized it's Wednesday and Friday night panel discussions and lectures.

From the description of Oral history interview with Philip Pavia, 1965 Jan. 19 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 435526894

Sculptor; New York, N.Y. d. 2005

In 1948, Pavia founded the artists' group, the Club (also known as the Eighth St. Club), acted as treasurer, and organized it's Wednesday and Friday night panel discussions and lectures.

From the description of Philip Pavia interview, 1965 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220183819

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Krasne, Belle. Belle Krasne letter to Philip Pavia, 1954 May 14. Archives of American Art
referencedIn McDarrah, Fred W., 1926-2007,. Fred McDarrah interviews, 1971 June 15 - 1971 July 15. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Robert Richenburg papers, circa 1910s-2008 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005. Philip Pavia and Natalie Edgars archive of abstract expressionist art, 1913-2005. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Kiesler, Frederick. Letters received by Frederick Kiesler, 1937-1961. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust. Research material compiled by Tina Dickey concerning Hans Hofmann, 1991-2000. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Alice Yamin papers, 1927-1998 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Waldorf panel on sculpture (1965 : New York, N.Y.). [Waldorf panel on sculpture] [sound recordings], 1965 Feb. 17 & Mar. 17. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005,. Oral history interview with Philip Pavia, 1965 Jan. 19 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cummings, Paul. William Horace Littlefield letters and photographs to Paul Cummings, 1951-1969. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Parsons, Anne Bowen. Anne Bowen Parsons collection of interviews on art, 1967-1968. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ribicoff, Belle Krasne. Belle Krasne letter to Philip Pavia, 1954 May 14. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005. Philip Pavia interview, 1965 Jan. 19. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005. The Club records kept by Philip Pavia, 1948-1965. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Yamin, Alice. Alice Yamin papers, 1927-1998. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Pavia, Philip : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Tuchman, Mitch. Mitch Tuchman papers related to the book Painters Painting, 1980-1989. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Aschenbach, Paul, 1921-. Paul Aschenbach papers, 1957-1976. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Goldberg, Michael, 1924-. Michael Goldberg papers, 1942-1981. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Tworkov, Jack. Jack Tworkov papers, 1932-1969. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Pavia, Philip : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn McDarrah, Fred W., 1926-2007,. Oral history interview with Fred McDarrah, 1971 June 15-July 15 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Aschenbach, Paul, 1921- person
associatedWith Baziotes, William, 1912-1963. person
associatedWith Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cummings, Paul. person
associatedWith De Kooning, Willem, 1904- person
associatedWith Goldberg, Michael, 1924- person
associatedWith Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988. person
associatedWith Hooton, Bruce Duff, 1928- person
associatedWith Kiesler, Frederick. person
associatedWith Kline, Franz, 1910-1962. person
associatedWith Krasne, Belle. person
associatedWith McDarrah, Fred W., 1926-2007, person
associatedWith Motherwell, Robert. person
associatedWith Nakian, Reuben, 1897- person
associatedWith Parsons, Anne Bowen person
associatedWith Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust. corporateBody
associatedWith Ribicoff, Belle Krasne. person
associatedWith Richenburg, Robert person
associatedWith Tuchman, Mitch. person
associatedWith Tworkov, Jack. person
associatedWith Waldorf panel on sculpture (1965 : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Yamin, Alice. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
United States
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Art galleries, Commercial
Abstract Expressionism
Art, Modern--20th century
Sculptors
Art--Societies, etc
Sculptors--Interviews
Art, Abstract
Artists
Surrealism
Art--Exhibitions
Occupation
Sound recordings
Exhibition catalogs
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Birth 1912

Death 2005-04-13

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