Frank and Eleanor Freed papers, 1923-1990.


Freed, Frank, 1906-1975. Frank and Eleanor Freed papers, 1923-1990.

Frank and Eleanor Freed papers, 1923-1990.

Printed material, guestbooks, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, video tapes, and cartoons and sketches. Printed material, 1969-1975, including exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings and articles; a resume; note cards with reproductions of Freed's paintings; and photocopies of Frank's cartoons for the RICE OWL. Guestbooks, 1957-1985, with thanks and drawings by visitors, including sketches by artists; writings by Frank regarding his experiences in World War II and a 3-part travel article, "Art of Provence"; 3 scrapbooks containing clippings regarding a trial on which Frank was a juror and "Mexican Painting and Drawing," a show curated by Frank; source material for paintings; a guestbook from an exhibition at Instituto Mexicanos Norteamerico de Relaciones Culturales; and sketches. Biographical material; writings by Frank, some done under his pen name Caliph McFloe; photocopies of his cartoons for the RICE OWL, 1923-1924; reproductions of paintings; exhibition catalogs, announcements, press releases and clippings; ca. 100 photographs of paintings; and transcripts of speeches given at his memorial service. Articles written by Eleanor as art critic for the Houston Post, 1965-1973; and an article written for Texas Humanist, 1984, "Dominique de Menil: Rare Visions in the Arts," outlining the collecting philosophy of Menil and the establishment of a private museum to exhibit the collection. A video tape of a 1975 television program on Frank and 2 tapes from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, panel discussion "The Fine Arts from Various Points of View"; and 3 lithographs by Frank. Exhibition catalogs and announcements; greeting cards with reproductions of Freed's paintings; guestbooks, 1985-1990; four sketchbooks; a videotape of his 80th birthday celebration; an audio cassette; photographs of Freed and his works of art, including color photographs of 71 paintings; slides of paintings; and miscellany.

ca. 1400 items (on 5 microfilm reels)Addition: 2.0 linear ft.

Related Entities

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Menil, Dominique de (person)

b. March 23, 1908, Paris; d. Dec. 31, 1997, Houston. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122461649 ...

Freed, Frank, 1906-1975 (person)

Frank Freed was a painter, cartoonist and writer. His wife, Eleanor was an art critic. They lived in Houston, Texas. From the description of Frank and Eleanor Freed papers, 1923-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122389754 ...

Freed, Eleanor, 1914-1992. (person)