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Whitney Museum of American Art Library

About this collection

Made possible with generous support from the Leon Levy Foundation, the Whitney Artists’ Correspondence and Ephemera project brings focus to a specific selection of extraordinary material found in the Whitney’s Library and Archival collections.These letters, notes, personalized announcements and invitations represent a view of the thoughts and conversations between Museum staff and the artists they represented. Access to this material is an important contribution to the history of twentieth-century American art and the changing tastes of the viewing public and art market.

Currently, this collection encompasses correspondence and various pieces of ephemera highlighting more than 180 artists.

To begin, one can select a work on display, browse by decade below, or use the search field above to discover items by an individual artist. What follows is a small selection of artists in the Whitney collection.

 

Charles Burchfield

Stuart Davis

Arthur Dove

Philip Evergood

Herbert Ferber

Helen Frankenthaler

Rockwell Kent

Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Jacob Lawrence

Elie Nadelman

Alice Neel

Louise Nevelson

Joseph Pollet

Jackson Pollock

Charles Sheeler

Claire Zeisler

 
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