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Associated American Artists Records

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Associated American Artists
Title: Associated American Artists Records
Dates: 1916-1974
Quantity: 4 linear ft.
Abstract: The Associated American Artists Records comprises articles, clippings, exhibition catalogs, photographs and promotional material pertaining to the general history of the organization, the individual artists it represented, and promotions for various clients. Originally housed in 27 scrapbooks, the documents have been removed and placed in folders for archival preservation.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Associated American Artists is an art gallery and business established in 1934 in New York City by Reeves Lewenthal. It focused on popularizing and marketing fine art prints to the middle classes.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Clippings, exhibition catalogs, and photographs pertaining to the organization's history and to specific artists including Howard Baer (1941-1946); Thomas Hart Benton (1939-1946); Arbit Blatas (1943-1951); Aaron Bohrod (1939-1942); John Steuart Curry (1942-1947); Adolf Dehn (1941-1948); George Grosz (1941-1950); Joe Jones (1942-1948); Luigi Lucioni (1939-1951); Grant Wood (1935-1950), and others.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Artists contains material relating to Howard Baer, Thomas Hart Benton, Arbit Blatas, Aaron Bohrod, John Steuart Curry, Adolf Dehn, George Grosz, Joe Jones, Luigi Lucioni, and Grant Wood.

Clippings and exhibition catalogs document the Association's History - General, including print sales and Stonelain Pottery projects, client promotions for American Tobacco Company, Lowenstein, Ohrbachs, and Riverdale as well as promotional material for the gallery.

Catalogs contains catalogs for prints, etchings, lithographs, and gifts spanning nearly forty years, including sale catalogs, Patrons Supplements, Print Collector newslettter/catalog, and catalogs features individual artists.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this material.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Baer, Howard, 1906-
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975.
Blatas, Arbit.
Bohrod, Aaron.
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946.
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968.
Grosz, George, 1893-1959.
Jones, Joe, 1909-1963.
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942.

Corporate Bodies

Associated American Artists.

Subjects

Art -- Exhibitions.
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) New York.
Art galleries, Commercial -- United States.
Art, American -- 20th century.
Artists -- United States.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Sculptors -- United States.
Sculpture, American -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Exhibition catalogs.
Photographs.

Occupations

Painters.
Sculptors.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Associated American Artists Galleries Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

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All catalogs in Box 8, gift of Gibbes Museum of Art, 2010.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: PRB
Date: Jul 1995
Revision history: 1 Jul 2005 - EAD file created (MRR); 17 Apr 2013 - box number typo fixed (MBD); 26 Aug 2014 - catalogs added; bio updated (MRC)

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Inventory

Artists
Baer, Howard
Box 1 Articles
Box 1 Clippings
Box 1 Exhibition catalogs
Benton, Thomas Hart
Box 1 Articles (4 folders)
Box 1 Clippings (7 folders)
Box 2 Exhibition catalogs (3 folders)
Box 2 Photographs
Box 2 Reproductions (4 folders)
Blatas, Arbit
Box 2 Articles
Box 2 Clippings
Box 2 Exhibition catalogs
Box 2 Reproductions
Bohrod, Aaron
Box 2 Articles
Box 2 Clippings
Box 2 Exhibition catalogs
Box 2 Reproductions
Curry, John Steuart
Box 3 Articles
Box 3 Clippings
Box 3 Exhibition catalogs
Box 3 Reproductions
Dehn, Adolf
Box 3 Articles
Box 3 Clippings
Box 3 Exhibition catalogs
Box 3 Reproductions
Grosz, George
Box 3 Articles
Box 3 Clippings
Box 3 Exhibition catalogs
Box 3 Reproductions
Jones, Joe
Box 4 Articles
Box 4 Clippings
Box 4 Exhibition catalogs
Box 4 Reproductions
Lucioni, Luigi
Box 4 Articles
Box 4 Clippings
Box 4 Exhibition catalogs
Box 4 Reproductions
Wood, Grant
Box 4 Articles
Box 4 Clippings
Box 4 Exhibition catalogs
Box 4 Reproductions
History - General
Box 5 Clippings (2 folders)
Box 5 Exhibition catalogs
Projects
Print sale
Box 5 Exhibition catalogs (3 folders)
Box 6 Reproductions
Box 6 Sample forms (2 folders)
Stonelain Pottery
Box 6 Clippings (2 folders)
Box 6 Photographs
Box 6 Promotional materials (2 folders)
Box 7 Promotional material for gallery
Promotions (by client)
American Tobacco Company
Box 7 Promotional material
Lowenstein
Box 7 Articles
Box 7 Clippings (2 folders)
Box 7 Promotional material
Ohrbachs
Box 7 Promotional material
Riverdale
Box 7 Articles
Box 7 Clippings (4 folders)
Box 7 Exhibition catalogs
Box 7 Photographs
Box 7 Sample forms
Catalogs
Box 8 Collector's World 1979-1984, undated
Box 8 Gifts - sculpture, paintings, prints, pottery, etc.
Box 8 Individual artists - Milton Avery, Adolph Dehn, Richard Florsheim, Louis Lozowick, others
Box 8 Patrons Supplement 1940-1979, undated
Box 8 Price lists - typed price lists, no images
Box 8 Print Collector 1981-1983 - combination catalog and newsletter
Box 8 Sales catalogs
Box 8 Miscellaneous (2 folders)

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