Finding aid created by: ASE
Date: Apr 1993
|5 Jun 2005||EAD file created (MRR)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Datz, A. Mark (Abraham Mark), 1889-1969|
|Title:||A. Mark Datz Papers|
|Quantity:||5.0 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.
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 (Box 1) 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 (Boxes 1, 7-11) 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 (Box 1) 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 (Boxes 2-6) consists of twelve journals (1943-1969) which, with few exceptions, Datz updated daily.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Datz, A. Mark (Abraham Mark), 1889-
Art, American -- 20th century.
Artists, American -- Diaries.
Artists, Jewish -- United States.
Etchers -- United States.
Etching -- Technique -- Specimens.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Reviews (document genre)
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
|A-Z 1926-1965 (1 folder)|
|See also Selected Index to Correspondence|
|Copper and zinc plates|
|See also Alphabetical Index of Etchings|
|Box 7||Numbers 2-21 (19 etchings, 16 folders)|
|Box 8||Numbers 23-55 (21 etchings, 19 folders)|
|Box 9||Numbers 56-80 (19 etchings, 18 folders)|
|Box 10||Numbers 81, 83-93, unnumbered (18 etchings, 16 folders)|
|Box 11||Number 82, unnumbered (3 etchings, 3 folders)|
|Box 1||Negatives undated (46 items)|
|Box 1||By title, undated 1959-1963|
|Box 1||Untitled undated|
|Box 1||Reproductions 1949|
|Box 1||Photographs 1962|
|Box 1||Clippings 1916-1941, undated|
|Exhibition catalogs, announcements|
|Box 1||Group shows 1928-1963, undated (3 folders)|
|Box 1||One-man shows 1926-1946|
|Box 1||Reviews 1936-1952|
|Box 1||Reviews (typescript) undated|
|Box 2||Journals 1943, 1947, 1948, 1952-1953 (4 items)|
|Box 3||Journals 1954-1957 (2 items)|
|Box 4||Journals 1958-1962 (2 items)|
|Box 5||Journals 1962-1965 (2 items)|
|Box 6||Journals 1965-1969 (2 items)|