Finding aid created by: MAvR/KM
Date: 3 Dec 1993
|21 Nov 2005||EAD file created (MRR)|
|18 Jun 2012||LCSH updates (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Filmus, Tully, 1908-1998|
|Title:||Tully Filmus Papers|
|Quantity:||1 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Correspondence (1928-1965), mostly incoming; printed material, including articles and reviews, clippings, and exhibition catalogs and invitations (1940s-1960s). Correspondents include ACA Galleries, American Artists’ Congress, Emidio Angelo, Seena Donneson, Harry Freud, William Gropper, Harry Kurnitz, Solomon Lipp, Stephen Rogers Peck, Anton Refregier, Leopold Stokowski, and Paul Zucker.|
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Russian American Jewish realist painter, portrait artist.
Spanning 1928 to 1967, the Tully Filmus Papers comprises correspondence, artwork, and memorabilia of the Russian American realist painter (b. 1908). While reflecting the professional career of the Jewish artist, the collection also illuminates Filmus' involvement with the Jewish community, which was both the subject and audience for much of his work.
Incoming letters and miscellaneous printed material are incorporated into the Correspondence Subject Files (Boxes 1-2), which are arranged alphabetically. Correspondents include artists (Emidio Angelo, Henry Cooper, Francis Criss, Seena Donneson, Maxim Gottlieb, William Gropper, Elliot Offner, Anton Refregier); authors (Harry Kurnitz, Solomon Lipp, Stephen Peck, Paul Zucker); conductor Leopold Stokowski; patrons (Lester Avnet, Cyrus Brin, Thomas E. Dewey, Harry Freud, Max Fuchs, (Mrs.) Michael Halperin, Barbara Henry, Ted Lewis, Harry Merdinger, Myron Minskoff, Jack Nordiff, Ben and Zdenka Segall, Meyer Shein, Ian Starr, Boris Tarna); and theatrical personalities (Norman Bel Geddes, Arlene Francis). Organizational correspondence encompasses art galleries and museums (American Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Institute, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, City Art Museum of St. Louis, Toledo Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art); community and religious groups (Children's Astham Research Institute, Community Synagogue, New York Psychoanalytic Institute, North Shore Community Art Center, Temple Beth-el of Great Neck, Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training) educational institutions (American Artists School, Cooper Union, Educational Alliance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and professional organizations (American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Artists' Congress, Artists Equity Association, Audubon Artists).
Artwork includes technical notes on painting and a North Shore Community Arts Center program cover featuring a Filmus drawing of Charles Dickens. Articles and reviews, clippings, exhibition catalogs and invitations (1940s-1960s), and various other printed materials constitute Memorabilia.
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.
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977.
Filmus, Tully, 1908-1998.
Freud, Harry, 1909-1968.
Gropper, William, 1897-1977.
Peck, Stephen Rogers, 1912-
Refregier, Anton, 1905-
Zucker, Paul, 1889-1971.
American Artists' Congress.
American Artists’ Congress.
Art, American -- 20th century.
Artists, Jewish -- United States.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, Modern -- United States -- 20th century.
Portrait painters -- United States.
Portrait painting -- United States -- 20th century.
Realism in art.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Tully Filmus Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||Family 1947-1965 undated|
|Box 1||ACA Galleries 1961-1965, undated|
|Box 1||American Academy of Arts and Letters 1965, undated|
|Box 1||American Artists' Congress, Inc. 1936-1937|
|Box 1||American Artists School 1937-1940|
|American Contemporary Art Gallery|
|See ACA Galleries|
|Box 1||American Federation of Arts 1941-1943|
|Box 1||American Fund for Israel Institutions 1948-1952|
|American Fund for Palestinian Institutions|
|See American Fund for Israel Institutions|
|Box 1||Angelo, Emidio 1964|
|Box 1||Art Institute of Chicago 1940-1942, undated|
|Box 1||Artists Equity Association, Inc. 1950-1965|
|Box 1||Audubon Artists 1944-1948|
|Box 1||Avnet, Lester 1963-1964|
|Box 1||Brin, Cyrus 1960|
|Box 1||Carnegie Institute 1941-1948|
|Box 1||Children's Asthma Research Institute 1958|
|Box 1||Community Synagogue 1964-1965|
|Box 1||Cooper, Henry and Betty 1942-1965, undated|
|Cooper Union Art Schools|
|See Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art|
|Box 1||Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 1938-1948|
|Box 1||Corcoran Gallery of Art 1941, undated|
|Box 1||Criss, Francis undated|
|Box 1||Dewey, Thomas E. 1955|
|Box 1||Donneson, Seena undated|
|Box 1||Educational Alliance 1943|
|Box 1||Francis, Arlene undated|
|Box 1||Freud, Harry 1941|
|Box 1||Fuchs, Max 1943-1945, undated|
|Box 1||Geddes, Norman Bel undated|
|See Lewis, Ted|
|See Jewish Book Council of America|
|Box 1||Gottlieb, Maxim B. undated|
|Box 1||Gropper, William and Sophie 1947-1962, undated|
|Box 1||Halperin, Michael (Mrs.) undated|
|Box 1||Henry, Barbara W. 1944|
|Box 1||Javits, Jacob K. 1965|
|Box 1||Jewish Book Council of America 1963-1964|
|Box 1||Kurnitz, Harry undated|
|Box 1||Lewis, Ted 1948, undated|
|Box 1||Lipp, Solomon 1963|
|Box 1||Massachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Industrial Management. Schell Room Committee 1953|
|Box 1||Merdinger, Harry 1943|
|Box 1||Minskoff, Myron A. 1964|
|Box 1||New York Psychoanalytic Institute 1959-1963|
|Box 1||Nodiff, Jack 1954|
|Box 1||North Shore Art Festival 1957-1959|
|North Shore Child Guidance Association|
|See North Shore Art Festival|
|Box 1||North Shore Community Art Center 1958-1965|
|Box 1||Offner, Elliot undated|
|Box 1||Peck, Stephen R. 1941|
|Box 1||Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1928-1964|
|Box 1||Progressive Citizens of America 1947|
|Box 1||Quaison-Sackey, Alex 1963-1964, undated|
|Box 1||Refregier, Anton 1961|
|Box 1||[City Art Museum of] St. Louis 1944|
|Schell Room Committee|
|See Massachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Industrial Management. Schell Room Committee|
|Box 1||Segall, Ben and Zdenka 1962-1964|
|Box 1||Shein, Meyer (Mrs.) 1941|
|Box 1||Shelley Graphics, Ltd. 1963|
|See also World Publishing Company|
|See Educational Alliance|
|Box 1||Starr, Ian and Susy 1959|
|Box 1||Stokowski, Leopold 1963|
|Box 1||Taft Youth and Adult Center 1950|
|Box 1||Tarna, Boris M. and Lore 1964|
|Box 1||Temple Beth-el of Great Neck 1956-1965|
|Box 1||Toledo Museum of Art 1947-1948|
|Box 1||Weiss, David and Stymean 1963, undated|
|Box 1||Whitney Museum of American Art 1940-1951, undated|
|Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training|
|See Women's American ORT|
|Box 1||Women's American ORT 1959-1964, undated|
|Box 1||World Publishing Company 1963 undated|
|See also Shelley Graphics, Ltd.|
|Box 1||Zucker, Paul 1941|
|Box 2||A-Z (3 folders)|
|Box 2||Notes on painting (technical)|
|Box 2||Articles, reviews 1940-1965|
|Box 2||Clippings 1940-1965, undated (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Exhibition catalogs, invitations 1940s-1960s, undated (6 folders)|
|Box 2||Memberships, awards|
|Box 2||Teaching-related 1934, 1961-1965|
|Box 2||Miscellaneous (3 items)|