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The Archives of American Art collections include
papers of artists, art dealers, art historians, collectors,
and others; records of art galleries, museums, and art organizations;
videos; and interviews from AAA's oral history project.
Many collections are available on microfilm at
AAA's Research Centers in Washington, D.C., New York City, and
San Marino, California, as well as in affiliated institutions
serving unrestricted microfilm at the Boston Public Library
and the M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco.
||Stillman, Ary, 1891-1967
||Ary Stillman papers, 1924-1979.
||0.4 linear ft. (microfilmed on 4 reels)
Unmicrofilmed: 2 videocassettes.
||Painter; New York, N.Y. Born in Russia, he
emigrated to the United States at the turn of the century.
||Printed material, photographs, correspondence,
diaries, and videotapes.
REELS 99-100: Photographs;
Frances Stillman's diary of a 1952 trip to Europe; and clippings
REEL 1772: Correspondence, 1976-1979,
between Frances Stillman and Clement Greenberg regarding Ary's
work; a 109 page Reminiscences,
dictated by Stillman and supplemented by Frances, covering
his early life, his move to the United States, and subsequent
trips abroad; excerpts from Frances' diary; and Stillman's
remarks about his art.
REEL 1773: A list of museums
with work by Stillman; clippings and an article on Stillman;
3 exhibition catalogs; and a scrapbook, 1967-1972, documenting
the establishment of the Stillman-Lack Foundation, containing
notes by James Chillman, Jr., Director Emeritus of the Museum
of Fine Arts, Houston, the
first catalog published by the foundation, clippings,
and announcements from Stillman exhibitions.
VHS videos. One, produced by Pearlman Productions, Houston,
Tx., 1983, is excerpts of a conversation Sid Lash held with
Frances Stillman on her husband's paintings for KHOU-TV, Houston,
February 20, 1969 (10 minutes). The other,"Ary Stillman: 58
years of painting," was produced and directed by Henry L.
Thomas, director of Technical Instruction for the Spring Branch
Independent School District, and narrated by Frances Stillman
(55 min.) In both videos, Mrs. Stillman discusses her husband's
paintings as they are shown.
||Reel 1772: ACCESS RESTRICTED: written permission
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of
videotapes requires an appointment.
||Material on reels 99-100 and 1773 (fr. 5-57)
donated 1967 and 1980 by Frances Stillman, Ary Stillman's
widow and president of the Stillman-Lack Foundation; she donated
the videos in 1985. Material on reel 1772 and the scrapbook
on reel 1773 were lent for microfilming by the Stillman-Lack
||35mm microfilm reels 99-100 available for use
at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary
35mm microfilm reel 1772 available for use only at AAA's Southern
California office - Huntington Library; and the Museum of
Fine Arts, Houston. Unavailable through interlibrary loan
until restriction is lifted.
35mm microfilm reel 1773 available for use only at AAA's Southern
California office-Huntington Library, San Marino, California;
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
|Location of Originals
||Reel 1772 and scrapbook on reel 1773: Originals
in the Stillman-Lack Foundation, Houston, Texas.
Painting, Modern --20th century--New York (N.Y.)
Painting, Modern --20th century--Texas--Houston
Painters --New York (N.Y.)
||Chillman, James, 1891-
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-
||Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, D.C. 20560