Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002

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Larry Rivers (1925-2002) was a painter from Southampton, N.Y.).

From the description of Oral history interview with Larry Rivers, 1968 Nov. 2 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84233674

Larry Rivers was born Yitzhok Loiza Grossberg to Russian-Jewish parents in 1923 (sometimes claimed to be 1925) in the Bronx, New York, changing his name to Larry Rivers in 1940 after being introduced as "Larry Rivers and the Mudcats" performing at a local pub. From 1940-1945 he worked as a jazz saxophonist in New York City; he studied at the Juilliard School of Music in 1945-1946. Rivers took up painting in 1945 and studied at the Hans Hofmann School from 1947-1948 at the encouragement of Nell Blaine. Rivers embarked on a trip to Paris in 1950 to write poetry and study paintings in the Louvre; Blaine joined him after a few weeks, renting a studio in order to paint. He went on to become a filmmaker and occasional actor and became associated with Pop Art and the New York School. Rivers died in 2002. Margaret Harmsworth McCulloch was a fellow painter and sculptor living in Paris and the daughter of Desmond Harmsworth, an artist and publisher.

From the description of Larry Rivers papers, 1950-1959. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 731351332

Larry Rivers was born Yitzhok Loiza Grossberg to Russian-Jewish parents in 1923 (sometimes claimed to be 1925) in the Bronx, New York, changing his name to Larry Rivers in 1940 after being introduced as "Larry Rivers and the Mudcats" performing at a local pub. From 1940-1945 he worked as a jazz saxophonist in New York City; he studied at the Juilliard School of Music in 1945-1946. Rivers took up painting in 1945 and studied at the Hans Hofmann School from 1947–1948 at the encouragement of Nell Blaine. Rivers embarked on a trip to Paris in 1950 to write poetry and study paintings in the Louvre; Blaine joined him after a few weeks, renting a studio in order to paint. He went on to become a filmmaker and occasional actor and became associated with Pop Art and the New York School. Rivers died in 2002.

Margaret Harmsworth McCulloch was a fellow painter and sculptor living in Paris and the daughter of Desmond Harmsworth, an artist and publisher.

From the guide to the Larry Rivers papers, 1950-1959., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002. The donkey and the darling / Larry Rivers, Terry Southern. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Larry Rivers papers, 1950-1959. Houghton Library
referencedIn Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel collection, 1976-1999. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Grace Hartigan Papers, 1942-2006 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Sam Hunter papers relating to Larry Rivers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Patty Mucha Papers, Bulk, 1969-1979, 1954-2011 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records Archives of American Art
creatorOf Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002. Kenneth Koch papers, ca. 1939-1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Kenneth Koch papers, ca. 1939-1995 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Herbert Aach papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lenore Seroka photographs Archives of American Art
referencedIn Nell Blaine diaries and correspondence, ca. 1947-2002. Houghton Library
creatorOf Howard Somers Conant papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Dwan Gallery records Archives of American Art
creatorOf Freilicher, Jane, 1924-. Jane Freilicher papers, 1945-1995. Houghton Library
creatorOf Elaine de Kooning papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sidney S. Lawrence letters from Abram Lerner Archives of American Art
creatorOf Fairfield Porter papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Listening to pictures : interviews. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002. Larry Rivers papers, 1950-1959. Houghton Library
creatorOf Nell Blaine papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists Archives of American Art
creatorOf Anne Waldman Papers (1945-2012, bulk 1965-2000) University of Michigan
referencedIn New College (Sarasota, Fla.). Fine Arts Institute Collection, 1964-1970. New College of Florida, Jane Bancroft Cook Library
referencedIn Terry Southern papers, 1924-1995, 1955-1995 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Tanager Gallery records Archives of American Art
referencedIn Barbara Rose papers, 1940-1993 (bulk 1960-1985). Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Richard Stankiewicz papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Michael Goldberg papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn (Everett) Leroi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka) Papers, 1957-1965 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn James Matthew Auer photographs Archives of American Art
creatorOf The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records Archives of American Art
creatorOf Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979. James Thrall Soby papers, 1928-1975 (bulk 1935-1955). Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Cohen, John. Pull my daisy [graphic] : promotional photographs and stills from the motion picture. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Rivers, Larry : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Reis, Bernard. Bernard and Rebecca Reis papers, ca. 1924-1985. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn American Federation of Arts records Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bernard J. Reis papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rivers, Larry, 1925-. Larry Rivers : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002. [Larry Rivers] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn Hans Namuth photographs and papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Mitch Tuchman papers relating to the book Painters Painting Archives of American Art
referencedIn Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. Herbert Matter papers, circa 1937-1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library audio archive collection, 1969-2004. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996. Nell Blaine diaries and correspondence, ca. 1947-2002. Houghton Library
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists Archives of American Art
creatorOf Roy R. Neuberger papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Elisabeth Zogbaum papers regarding Franz Kline Archives of American Art
creatorOf Aldan, Daisy. Papers, 1946-1966. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Oral history interview with Rudy Burckhardt Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oral history interview with Nell Blaine Archives of American Art
creatorOf Karl E. Fortess interviews with artists Archives of American Art
creatorOf Oral history interview with Larry Rivers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oral history interview with Tibor de Nagy Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Aach, Herbert person
associatedWith Aach, Herbert, 1923-1985. person
associatedWith Aldan, Daisy. person
associatedWith American Federation of Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Auer, James. person
associatedWith Baraka, Amiri, 1934- person
associatedWith Blaine, Nell, 1922- person
associatedWith Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996. person
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Burckhardt, Rudy, person
associatedWith Cohen, John. person
associatedWith Conant, Howard Somers, 1921- person
associatedWith Cummings, Paul, person
associatedWith De Kooning, Elaine. person
associatedWith De Nagy, Tibor, 1908-1993 person
associatedWith Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee. person
associatedWith Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907- person
associatedWith Freilicher, Jane, 1924- person
associatedWith Goldberg, Michael, 1924- person
associatedWith Guarino, Thomas A., photographer. person
associatedWith Harmsworth, Desmond, person
associatedWith Hartigan, Grace. person
associatedWith Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966. person
associatedWith Hunter, Sam, 1923- person
associatedWith Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Sidney, 1948- person
associatedWith Louis K. Meisel corporateBody
associatedWith Louis K. Meisel Gallery. corporateBody
correspondedWith Mag person
correspondedWith Margaret Harmsworth McCulloch) person
associatedWith Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. person
associatedWith McCulloch, Margaret Harmsworth, person
associatedWith Mrs. M. McCullock person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Namuth, Hans. person
associatedWith Nell Blaine). person
associatedWith Neuberger, Roy R. person
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Museum of Modern Art: (1979) corporateBody
associatedWith Porter, Fairfield. person
associatedWith Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008. person
associatedWith Reis, Bernard. person
associatedWith Reis, Bernard J., 1895-1978. person
correspondedWith Rivers, Larry person
associatedWith Rose, Barbara. person
associatedWith Seroka, Lenore. person
associatedWith Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979. person
associatedWith Southern, Terry. person
associatedWith Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983. person
associatedWith Tanager Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Tibor de Nagy Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Tuchman, Mitch. person
associatedWith Waldman, Anne, 1945-. person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Zogbaum, Elisabeth Ross. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
Subject
Art, American
Art, American
Authors, American
Art
New York school of art
Painters
Pop art
Occupation
Activity

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Birth 1923-08-17

Death 2002-08-14

Americans

English

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