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Elias Newman papers, 1922-1981

Elias Newman papers, 1922-1981
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Creator
Newman, Elias, 1903-1999
Subject
Artists Equity Association
Record number
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8087
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210258
AAA_collcode_newmelia
Place of publication, production, or execution
United States
Physical Description
1.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary
The papers of New York painter, writer, and educator Elias Newman measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1981. Newman's participation in exhibitions and various art related organizations, notably Artists Equity Association, is documented through biographical material, correspondence, notes, writings, organizational records, printed material, and photographs.
Citation
Elias Newman papers, 1922-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 4860-4861 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Funding
Microfilmed 1994 with funding provided by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.
Biography Note
Elias Newman (1903-1999) was a painter, writer, lecturer, and teacher from New York, N.Y. Born in Stashow, Poland in 1903, Newman arrived in the United States in 1913, and became a naturalized citizen in 1928. He studied at the National Academy of Design from 1919-1920, and at the Educational Alliance Art School from 1920-1925. He also studied at the Academie Chaumiere in Paris. After 1925, Newman participated in many exhibitions, acted as art director of the Palestine Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1939, organized the Palestine Artists and Sculptors Association, and was director of the National Society of Painters in Casein in 1963 and 1967-1971. From 1970-1975, Newman served as president of the Artists Equity Association, the organization which played the most significant role in his career.
Provenance
Donated 1977 and 1981 by Elias Newman.
Location Note
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Data Source
Archives of American Art
Theme
Communities, Organizations, Museums