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Art -- Collectors and collecting

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Adele Earnest Papers

Identifier: A0008
Abstract The Adele Earnest Papers contain photographs; correspondence with folk artists, folk art collectors, and institutions related to folk art; original research and drafts of Earnest’s published works; and other writings regarding folk artists. Earnest was the owner of Stony Point Art Gallery, which sold and exhibited folk art. A great deal of this collection pertains to Earnest’s work at the Stony Point Art Gallery. Earnest was also a founding trustee of the American Folk Art Museum, and the...
Dates: 1913 - 1993

Burton and Helaine Fendelman Papers

Identifier: A0022

The Burton and Helaine Fendelman Papers are comprised of materials related to antique and folk art appraiser Helaine Fendelman’s career and scholarship, particularly on Tramp Art, including photos of antiques and art objects, research and educational materials, and press materials.

Dates: 1963 - 2017

David Davies Papers

Identifier: A0011

David Davies (1926-2012) was a collector of American folk art. He served on the board of the American Folk Art Museum from 1990 to 2010. His papers include two general files on folk art and folk artists, as well as alphabetical artist and photograph files, primarily of artists featured in his personal collection. Included in these files are photographs, correspondence between Davies and artists or dealers, printed matter from exhibitions, and press clippings.

Dates: 1963 - 1991

Joanne and Frederick Siegmund Papers related to Philip Pellegrino

 Collection — Box AFAM-1: [Barcode: DC1]
Identifier: A0061
Abstract The Joanne and Frederick Siegmund Papers Related to Philip Pellegrino contains images of the artist’s work, sales records, personal notes, inventories, artist biographies, news stories, and public access video footage of Philip Pellegrino (1919-1997) between 1980-2013. Born in Montreal, Pellegrino first learned to make leather sculpture art while working with his uncle as a cobbler. He later moved to Torrington, Connecticut where he opened his own shoe repair business and continued to...
Dates: 1980-10-19 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1991

Lori Zabar Fish Decoy Research File

Identifier: A0069
Scope and Contents This collection contains the research file that Lori Zabar compiled between 1975 and 1991 when she was actively developing her fish decoy collection. It includes Zabar’s personal correspondence, photographs of decoys, newspaper clippings, as well as catalogs, advertisements, and other publications from dealers, auctioneers, and organizations specializing in fish decoys and fishing collectibles. There are a few publications in this collection that were published slightly after 1991, which...
Dates: 1978 - 1994; Majority of material found in mid-1980s

The Ellin Ente Oral History Project

Identifier: A0012

The Ellin Ente Oral History Project is a collection of oral history interviews with early collectors and dealers of American folk art, named for American Folk Art Museum volunteer Ellin Ente (1927-1998). Interviews were conducted by Patricia Keller.

Dates: 2003