Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978.

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Catherine Viviano Gallery. Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978.

Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978.

The records of the Catherine Viviano Gallery measure 11.6 linear feet and date from 1930-1990, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1949-1978. Established in New York City in 1949, the gallery specialized in contemporary painting and sculpture primarily by American and European artists. The collection consists of artists' files; correspondence with artists, collectors, dealers, museum directors, curators, and publishers; business records; printed material; and photographs of artwork and artists. Also included are records relating to Catherine Viviano's activities as a private dealer and consultant after she closed the gallery in 1970. Artists' files include biographical material; artists' statements; correspondence; sales and expense reports; lists and notes; guest lists; writings by others; receipts, invoices, and statements; printed material, including press releases, exhibition announcements, brochures, catalogues, clippings; and photographs of artwork and artists. Included are extensive files on Afro Basaldella, Renato Birolli, Robert Broderson, Anselmo Franesconi, Joseph Glasco, Manabu Mabe, César Manrique, Luciano Minguzzi, Ennio Morlotti, Bernard Perlin, Daniel Rice, and Bernard Rosenthal. There are also files on Jan Cox, Kay Sage, and Kazuo Wakabayashi. Correspondence comprises the largest series in the collection and consists of general correspondence; correspondence with museums, galleries, and art-related institutions in the United States; and correspondence with museums, galleries, and art-related institutions abroad. Letters focus on routine business matters, e.g., appraisals and sales, acquisitions, and organizing exhibitions at the Catherine Viviano Gallery and other venues. General correspondence includes letters between Catherine Viviano and artists and their family members. Among the correspondents are: Mary Callery, Bernard Chaet, Piero and Virginia Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Dallas Ernst, Karl Fortress, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Sage Goodwin, Morris Graves, José Guerrero, Earle Ludgin, Joan Miro, Alfonso Ossorio, Dorothea Tanning, Stuyvesant Van Veen, Adja Yunkers and his wife, Dore Ashton, among others. Also found is Viviano's correspondence with clients, many of whom were prominent collectors, e.g., Richard Brown Baker, Carl and Joan Fisher, Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman, Joseph Hirschhorn, Marc Moyens, Vincent Price, Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Nelson Rockefeller, Stanley Seeger, and Frederick and Dorothy Zimmerman. Of interest, are letters from Elizabeth Bishop inquiring about the purchase of a work of art from the gallery. Included are letters from art historians, museum directors, curators, representatives at other art-related institutions, and publishers including Walter Bareiss, Walter Barker, Dominque De Menil, Valentine Dudensing, William Eisendrath, S. Lane Faison, Emily Genauer, Bertram Goodhue, Erhard and Barbara Göpel, James Laughlin, Porter McCray, Abram Lerner, Doris Meltzer, Stephen Robson Miller, John Bernard Myers, Perry Rathbone, Belle Krasne Ribicoff, Meyer Shapiro, George Stout, and Curt Valentin. Correspondence with museums, galleries, and art-related institutions in the United States contains letters between Viviano and museum directors, curators, dealers, artists, and collectors pertaining to loans, shipping and delivery of artwork, appraisals and sales, and acquisitions. Files include substantive correspondence with the American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Federation of the Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago, the Barnes Foundation, Bristol Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Bundy Art Gallery, Carnegie Institute, City Art Museum of St. Louis, Cleveland Museum of Art, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Denver Art Museum, Des Moines Art Center, Detroit Institute of Arts, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Art Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Museum of Modern Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, University of Nebraska Art Galleries, University of Virginia, Mary Washington College, Wadsworth Atheneum, Walker Art Center, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Atkins Museum of the Fine Arts, World House Gallery, and Yale University Art Library. Correspondence with museums, galleries, and art-related institutions abroad primarily concerns the lending of artwork for exhibitions, acquisition and sales; also included are letters requesting biographical information on artists. Letters between Catherine Viviano and representatives of Max Beckmann Gesellschaft Archiv and Galerie Gunther Franke contain provenance-related information on Beckmann's work. Business records document the routine business operations of the gallery. Printed material includes an incomplete run of Catherine Viviano Gallery exhibition catalogues; invitations and announcements from other galleries and institutions; and miscellaneous printed material. Photographs include three images of miscellaneous artwork used for art reference.

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Ashton, Dore

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Dore Ashton (1928- ) is an art critic, author, and teacher. Her husband Matti Megged (1923-2003) was an Israeli-born writer and teacher. From the description of Dore Ashton and Matti Megged collection, 1942-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 212858295 Dore Ashton (1928- ) is an art historian in New York, N.Y. George W. Sampson (1951- ) is an arts administrator in Charlottesville, V.A. From the description of Oral history interview with Dore Ashton, 2010 Nov. 21...

Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art (est. 1941) is an art museum in Santa Barbara, Calif. From the description of An Evening with the Los Angeles Modernists, 1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 767864713 ...

Cox, Jan, 1919-1980

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Painter; Massachusetts. From the description of Jan Cox papers, 1934-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122514969 Jan Cox (1919-1980) was a painter and educator from Boston, Mass. From the description of Oral history interview with Jan Cox, 1972 Apr. 7-25 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595134 From the description of Oral history interview with Jan Cox, 1972 Apr. 7-25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744428551 Painter, educ...

Lerner, Abe, 1908-2002

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Book designer and photographer; New York, N.Y. He designed the layout and format of MOSES SOYER. Soyer is a contemporary artist who emigrated to America from Russia in 1913. His works reveal an interest in realism and sensitive expression of the human figure. From the description of Abe Lerner papers concerning the book MOSES SOYER, 1961-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122291292 Abe Lerner was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. From 1928 to his death he was assoc...

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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The Department of General Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) did not officially exist until 1882. Courses in general studies were offered as early as 1865, when the MIT Catalog offered a curriculum option called the Course in Science and Literature. At that time, all regular MIT students were required to take “general studies” classes from the Course in Science and Literature, in addition to English, history, and modern languages. In 1882 the Course in Scienc...

Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990

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Painter, sculptor; New York, N.Y. Died 1990. From the description of Alfonso Ossorio papers, 1949-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122647958 Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990) was an American artist who was born in the Philippines, attended boarding schools in England, and came to the United States to study at the Portsmouth Priory School, Rhode Island, and then at Harvard University. Ossorio is best known as for his illustrations and abstract sculpture. From the de...

Pennsylvania academy of the fine arts

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Art school; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From the description of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts exhibition catalog, 1921 and 1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553237 The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is an art academy and museum, founded in 1805 in Philadelphia, Pa. Exhibitions and classes began in 1811. Notable academy instructors and students have included Thomas Eakins, Cecilia Beaux, William Merritt Chase, Violet Oakley, Henry O. Tanner, Rembra...

Barnes foundation

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Guerrero, José, 1914-

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Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006

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S. Lane Faison (1907-2006) was an art historian of Williamstown, Mass. From the description of Oral history interview with S. Lane Faison, 1981 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710018659 S. Lane (Samson Lane) Faison, Jr., born Washington, D.C. 16 November 1907; died Williamstown, Mass. 11 November 2006; Williams College Class of 1929; member of the Williams College Art Department, 1936-1976, chair of the Department, 1940-1970; Director of the Williams College Museum o...

Moyens, H. Marc.

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Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979

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Government executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723954 From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1952. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723968 From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In ...

William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts

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Dorazio, Virginia Dortch

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Carnegie Institute

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Mary Washington college

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Meltzer, Doris, 1908-1977

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Doris Meltzer was Director of the National Serigraph Society. From the description of Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1949-1971. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155902211 Art dealer and artist, New York, N.Y. From the description of Doris Meltzer papers, 1960-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122333457 ...

Catherine Viviano Gallery

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Art dealer; consultant; New York, NY. In 1950 Catherine Viviano established her gallery at 42 East 57th Street, New York, NY.; the gallery was closed in 1970. The Catherine Viviano Gallery handled the estate of Max Beckmann and represented Italian artists Afro, Mirko, Leonardo Cremonini, and Renato Guttuso; English artist Peter Lanyon; and American artists Carlyle Brown, Kay Sage, among others. From the description of Catherine Viviano Gallery records, [ca. 1...

Wakabayashi, Kazuo (Japanese painter, born 1931)

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Dorazio, Piero, 1927-2005

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Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985

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French artist. From the description of Letters, 1955-1956, to Rene Drouin. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122444228 French painter, litographer, sculptor, architect and author. From the description of Correspondence and papers, 1944-1984. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78575673 French painter. From the description of Letters to "Editions Alecto." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122583669 From the description of Letter...

Fleischman, Barbara.

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Interviewee Barbara G. Fleischman (1924- ) is and art collector and a member of the Archives of American Art's board of trustees in New York. Interviewer N.Y. Avis Berman (1940- ) is a writer in New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Barbara G. Fleischman, 2011 Dec. 27-2012 Jan. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779477721 ...

Des Moines Art Center

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