Fairfield Porter papers


Fairfield Porter papers


The papers of New York-based painter, lithographer, art critic, and poet Fairfield Porter measure 9.3 linear feet and date from 1888 to 2001, with the bulk of material dating from 1924 to 1975. The collection includes a biographical chronology; certificates, awards, and diplomas; letters to Fairfield and Anne Porter; scattered outgoing correspondence; and reviews, essays, notes, poems, and translations written by Porter and others. Among the writings are poetry manuscripts written by several New York School Poets including Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, and Kenneth Koch. Also found are gallery records, inventories and appraisals, financial records, exhibition catalogs, clippings, posters, and records of Anne Porter's efforts to place his collection and document and publish his work after his death. Photographs of Porter, his homes, and his family are also present, as well as sketchbooks, loose sketches, and drawings spanning his entire career. Significant correspondence is present from the Porters' many poet friends, including Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, Ron Padgett, Kenward Elmslie, Barbara Guest, Carl Morse, David Shapiro, and others. Among the letters are poetry manuscripts by Koch, Morse, Schuyler, Padgett, and Shapiro. Some letters are actually written in verse, especially those from Kenneth Koch.Artists with letters in the collection include Joe Brainard, Rudy Burkhardt, John Button, Lucien Day, Rackstraw Downes, Philip Evergood, Jane Frielicher, Arthur Giardelli, Leon Hartl, Alex Katz, Edward Laning, Roy Lichtenstein, Larry Rivers, Richard Stankiewicz, Nicolas Vasilieff, among others. Other art world figures represented include John Bernard Myers, curator at the Tibor de Nagy gallery (New York), and Tom Hess, editor of <emph render="italic">ArtNews</emph>. Artwork found within the correspondence includes an illustrated letter from Ron Padgett and an original print on a holiday card by Edith Schloss.


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Schloss, Edith, 1919-

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Schuyler, James D. (James Dix), 1848-1912

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American author and poet; Button is an American artist. From the description of Letters to John Button : typescript ca.1956-ca.1959 (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 29896211 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and member of the New York School circle of painters and writers, born 9 November 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; worked as W.H. Auden's secretary in Italy for two years in the late 1940...

Burkhardt, Rudy.

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Myers, John Bernard

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Art dealer; New York, N.Y. From the description of John Bernard Myers interview, [ca. 1969]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79162005 Critic, editor, writer, art dealer; New York. N.Y. Born Buffalo, N.Y., 1919 or 20; d. 1987. Myers had llifelong interests in poetry, puppets, and painting. He was a partner in the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1951-1970, and served as gallery director; went on to operate the John Bernard Myers Gallery, 1970-1975. He was managi...

Hirschl & Adler Galleries.

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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...

Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997

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d. Sept. 29, 1997. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 83084427 Painter and sculptor, New York, N.Y. Studied at Ohio State University and at the Art Students League and under Reginald Marsh. Through his cartoon-like style and commentary, Lichtenstein came to represent a faction of his generation in his art and was one of the great proponents of the Pop Art movement of the 1960's. ...

Padgett, Ron

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Frielicher, Jane.

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Elmslie, Kenward

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An American poet, writer and lyricist associated with the New York School, Kenward Elmslie was born in New York City in 1929. The grandson of newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer, Elmslie graduated from Harvard in 1950 with a B.A. in literature and began his writing career as a lyricist and librettist for theatre and musicals, including The Sweet Bye and Bye (1966) and The Glass Harp (1972). He published stories, short plays and poetry in small magazines and collections; collaborated with graphic a...

Hess, Thomas B.

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Thomas Baur Hess (1920-1978) was an author, art critic, and editor of "Art News." Hess was an early proponent of Willem de Kooning and a champion of Abstract Expressionism. From the description of Thomas B. Hess-Willem de Kooning papers, ca. 1951-1967. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 671019451 Art critic, editor, curator. From the description of Reminiscences of Thomas B. Hess : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York)....

O'Hara, Frank

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Frank O'Hara lived in New York and was a noted American poet, playwright, and art critic. He was a leading member of the so-called New York School of poets. His works include "Lunch Poems" (1965) and "Collected Poems" (1971). From the description of Frank O'Hara collection. [ca1960-1964]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 651603420 Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) was a poet. From the description of Papers, 1946-1973. (Columbia University In the Cit...

Vasilieff, Nicholas

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Hartl, Léon, 1889-.

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Self-trained painter; New York, N.Y. Born 1889. A protege of the Whitney Club. From the description of Leon Hartl papers, 1925-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515442 Léon Hartl (1889-1973) was a French-born painter known for his figures, still lifes and landscapes. He emigrated to American in 1912 and spent much of his working life in New York. From the guide to the Léon Hartl Papers, 1924-1966, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Li...

Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973

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Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Philip Evergood interview, 1959 June. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78587895 Painter (New York, N.Y.). From the description of Philip Evergood interview, 1968 Dec. 3 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84162936 Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Philip Evergood and his wife, Julia Evergood. From the description of Letters, 1937-1965, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania...

Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983

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Sculptor, educator; Huntington, Mass. From the description of Richard Stankiewicz interviews, 1963 Feb.-Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220190445 From the description of Richard Stankiewicz interviews, 1979 June 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220190460 From the description of Richard Stankiewicz interviews, 1963 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82224285 From the description of Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz, 196...

Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-

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Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002

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Poet. From the description of Reminiscences of Kenneth Koch : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743269 American Poet; born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at Harvard (B.A. 1948) and Columbia University (Ph.D. 1959). He was a leading figure of the New York school of poetry. Koch also wrote a novel and plays, some of which have been produced off-Broadway. From the description of Kenneth Koch collection. [n.d.]...

Rivers, Larry, 1925-

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Giardelli, Arthur

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Burkhardt, Rudy

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Padgett, Ron, 1942-....

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Padgett was born on June 17, 1942, in Tulsa, OK; A.B., Columbia Univ., 1964; poetry workshop instructor, St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery, New York City, 1968-69; poet in various NYC Poets in the Schools programs, 1969-76; cofounded Full Court Press publishers in 1973; writer in the community, South Carolina Arts Commission, 1976-78; director, St. Mark's Poetry Project, NYC, 1978-81; director of publications, Teachers and Writers Collaborative, beginning in 1982; published works include: Seventeen : col...

Morse, Carl.

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Gay American writer. From the description of Carl Morse essay and poems, 1982-1983. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 271455909 From the guide to the Carl Morse essay and poems, 1982-1983., (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library) ...

Downes, Rackstraw

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Porter, Fairfield

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Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) was a painter and critic from Southampton, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Fairfield Porter, 1968 June 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646395794 Painter, critic; Southampton, New York. Lived 1907-1975. From the description of Fairfield Porter interview, 1968 June 6 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 245518422 From the description of Fairfield Porter interview, 1968 June 6. (Unknown). ...

Porter, Ruth W., 1875-1942

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Laning, Edward, 1906-1981

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Painter and muralist, died in 1981. Born in Petersburg, Ill. Studied at Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and the Arts Students League with Max Weber, Boardman Robinson, and John Sloan. Worked extensively on the WPA Federal Art Project and the Treasury Section. From the description of Edward Laning papers, 1880-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220143725 ...

Katz, Alex, 1927-....

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Painter; New York City. From the description of Alex Katz papers, 1953-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78054299 Artist. From the description of Reminiscences of Alex Katz : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122343168 Painter (New York, N.Y.). From the description of Alex Katz interview, 1969 Oct. 20 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83634712 Alex Katz (1927- ) ...

Hirschl & Adler Galleries.

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Day, Lucien, 1916-

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Myers, John Bernard.

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During his youth in Buffalo, New York, John Bernard Myers developed life-long interests in poetry, puppets, and painting. As a teenager, he wrote poetry and established his own marionette theater. He first learned about modern art and became especially interested in Surrealism through reading European magazines and exhibition catalogs in the library of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Through helping to edit Upstate, an avant garde literary magazine, he met many like-minded friends. M...

Shapiro, David, 1947-....

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Guest, Barbara

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American poet and dramatist. From the description of Port : a murder in one act : annotated typescript, c1964 / by Barbara Guest. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 18433605 ...

Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994

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Joe Brainard, author and artist. Exhibited widely in New York and Chicago, Brainard harmonized linguistic and visual materials in extraordinary ways. His graphic work is notably literary, often incorporating works and sentences into non-literary designs. Both the art work and writing is full of information and frequently takes erotic and semiotic risks. From the description of Joe Brainard letters, 1957-1994. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 440865506 ...

Schuyler, James

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Biography Born on November 9, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, James Marcus Schuyler experienced a peripatetic childhood. His family lived for a time in Downer's Grove, a suburb of Chicago, then Washington, D.C., and later Chevy Chase, Maryland. His parents divorced early in Schuyler's childhood and he remained with his mother and step-father. At the age of twelve, his family moved to Buffalo, New York, and two years later to East Aurora, a suburb ...

Button, John, 1929-1982

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John Button (1930-1982) was a painter in San Francisco, Calif. and New York, N.Y. From the description of John Button papers, 1964-2004. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710020498 ...

Frielicher, Jane

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Schloss, Edith

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Tibor de Nagy Gallery

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Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Est. 1950 by Tibor de Nagy. Mr. de Nagy died in 1993. From the description of Tibor de Nagy Gallery records, 1950-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80468462 ...