Finding aid created by: ASE
Date: Apr 1993
|5 Jun 2005||EAD file created (MRR)|
|17 Oct 2018||rehoused (MS)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Datz, A. Mark (Abraham Mark), 1889-1969|
|Title:||A. Mark Datz Papers|
|Quantity:||9.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Correspondence (1926-1965), limited to a very few letters; exhibition catalogs and announcements for one-man and group shows (1926-1963); 12 journals (1943-1969); photographs and negatives of Datz's work; 80 etchings on 77 copper plates; and clippings (1916-1941).|
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries 222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
American Jewish painter, etcher. Born in Russia 1889, emigrated to the United States in 1903.
Note: Boxes 2-6 are VERY HEAVY. Handle with care.
Spanning 1916 through 1969, the A. Mark Datz Papers comprises biographical material, correspondence, artwork, memorabilia, and writings of the American painter and etcher (1889-1969). A Russian Jew by birth, Abraham Mark Datz emigrated to the United States in 1903. The collection provides insight into his Jewish heritage as well as his personal life and artistic career.
Arranged chronologically, the Correspondence is limited to a few incoming letters, predominantly from the 1960s. Correspondents include art-related institutions (American Federation of Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science), photographer Hans Namuth, and writer Richard C. Rothschild.
Artwork encompasses copper and zinc plates, negatives and photographs of Datz's paintings, and a reproduction of "Martha Pollak" incorporated into a Carnegie Recital Hall announcement. Despite occasional gaps in Datz's numbering system and the presence of a few unnumbered etchings, Copper and zinc plates are arranged numerically. There is a total of 80 etchings on 77 plates, 3 of which bear images on both sides. An alphabetical index of etching titles follows the box list. Photographs, primarily undated, are organized alphabetically by titles supplied by Datz, and followed by a number which are untitled.
Memorabilia includes one photograph of Datz, printed material, and a typescript review by Richard C. Rothschild. Printed material contains newspaper clippings (1916-1941), exhibition catalogs and announcements of group (1928-1963) and one-man shows (1926-1946), in addition to several art periodical reviews (1936-1952).
Writings consists of twelve journals (1943-1969) which, with few exceptions, Datz updated daily.
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Datz, A. Mark (Abraham Mark), 1889-1969.
Art, American -- 20th century.
Artists -- Diaries.
Etchers -- United States.
Etching -- Technique -- Specimens.
Jewish artists -- United States.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
A. Mark Datz Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Alphabetical index of etchings
Selected index to correspondence
|Box 1||A-Z 1926-1965 (1 folder)|
|See also Selected Index to Correspondence|
|Copper and zinc plates|
|See also Alphabetical Index of Etchings|
|Box 2||Numbers 2-5, 7-13, 15, 17-18 (15 etchings, 14 folders)|
|Box 3||Numbers 20-21, 23-26, 28-29/30, 30-31, 33/34, 36-38 (16 etchings, 14 folders)|
|Box 4||Numbers 39, 43, 50, 55-59, 61-62, 65-66, 68-69 (14 etchings, 14 folders)|
|Box 5||Numbers 70, 74, 76-81, 83-86 (12 etchings, 11 folders)|
|Box 6||Numbers 87-93, unnumbered - some of the unnumbered have titles, some have no numbers or titles (14 etchings, 14 folders)|
|Oversize 1||Numbers 19, 40, 47, 54, 73|
|Oversize 2||Numbers 75, 82, unnumbered - some of the unnumbered have titles, some have no numbers or titles|
|Box 1||Pen and ink (6 folders)|
|Oversize 3||Pen and ink|
|Box 7||Pencil, pen and ink, pastels|
|Box 7||Sketchbooks (3 volumes)|
|Box 7||Miscellaneous undated (72 items)|
|Photographs of paintings|
|Box 7||By title, A-S 1959-1963 (5 folders)|
|Box 8||By title, T-Y 1959-1963|
|Box 8||Untitled undated|
|Box 8||Martha Pollak 1945, 1949, 1956 - paintings of Pollak, used by her in her recital programs at Carnegie Hall|
|Box 8||Photographs 1962, undated|
|Box 8||Scrapbook of photographs undated|
|Box 8||Clippings 1916-1941, undated|
|Exhibition catalogs, announcements|
|Box 9||Group shows 1928-1935|
|Box 9||Group shows 1936-1963, undated (2 folders)|
|Box 9||One-man shows 1926-1946|
|Box 9||Reviews 1936-1952|
|Box 9||Miscellaneous 1926 - Yiddish publication "Teater Shtern" (Theater Star) with article about Datz|
|Box 9||Reviews (typescript) undated|
|Box 10||Journals 1943, 1947, 1948, 1952-1953 (4 volumes)|
|Box 11||Journals 1954-1957 (2 volumes)|
|Box 12||Journals 1958-1962 (2 volumes)|
|Box 13||Journals 1962-1965 (2 volumes)|
|Box 14||Journals 1965-1969 (2 volumes)|