Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo papers, 1926-1985.


Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo papers, 1926-1985.

Correspondence, writings, art work, photographs, printed material and financial and legal records document the artistic, teaching, and journalism careers of husband and wife Stephan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo. Correspondence is with friends, family, and colleagues, concerning commissions, exhibitions, travel, and teaching (1929-1962). Included are correspondence with Edith Halpert of the Downtown Gallery, 1930-1933; Holger Cahill of the Federal Art Project, 1935-1937; and A. Conger Goodyear, in his capacity as Chair of the Exhibition of Contemporary Art for the New York World's Fair, 1939. Other correspondents include Josef Albers, Kenneth Callahan, Walter Gropius, Lincoln Kirstein, Robert Laurent, Alain Locke, Jean Lurcat and Ralph Mayer. Writings consist of mss. drafts of writings and lectures on art (ca. 1930-1960), including a manuscript of Hamilton Easter Field's The Master Painter's Materials. Teaching material is from Bennington and Bard colleges. Art work includes drawings, oil and watercolor sketches, and sketchbooks. Photographs are mainly those taken by Elsa Rogo documenting international diplomatic meetings, among them the 1945 United Nations Conference and the Chapultepe Inter-American Conference; and Mexican murals and muralists. Printed material consists of art periodicals, exhibition catalogs, and newspaper clippings. Correspondence, ca. 1930-1938, includes letters from Stefan Hirsch, Mexican painter Carlos Mérida, Frances Toor (editor of "Mexican Folkways"), actor Charles Laughton, Herlinda T. de Sáenz, editor Burton C. Hoffman regarding Rogo's book "Walls and Volcanos: The Creative Impulse of the Mexican People" (1937), and others. Printed material concerns the Rogo's Painting School for Mexican Children in Taxco, Mexico; Bennington College schedules and memoranda. Photographs are of Rogo and Hirsch as well as President John F. Kennedy in San Jose. Art work includes draft writings; pencil figure studies possibly by Hirsch or Rogo, four folios, undated; three pencil figure studies by Mexican artist Rául Anguiano (b. 1915), a friend of Hirsch and Rogo; a reproduction of a lithograph by an unknown artist; and miscellany.

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