American Art Review month and year: February-March 95

author(s): Gail Stavitsky

title of American Art Review article: "Precisionism in America 1915-1941: Reordering Reality"

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See: Precisionism in America, 1915-1941: Reordering Reality, By Montclair Art Museum. Published 1994 by Abrams, in association with the Montclair Art Museum. Precisionism/ United States/ Exhibitions. 160 pages. ISBN:0810937344. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 8, 2007

Also see:

"Encaustic Art in America" American Art Review November-December 1999 (Volume XI, Number 6) / Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America during the Twentieth Century, essay by Gail Stavitsky (6/22/01) - skip this article

"Will Barnet: A Timeless World" American Art Review July-August 2000 (Volume XII, Number 4) - skip this article

"The 1930s Paintings of Francis Criss" American Art Review March-April 2002 (Volume XIV, Number 2) - Restructured Reality: The 1930s Paintings of Francis Criss (11/15/01) - RL article is short so AAR article may be reviewed

4/20/09 info on article from Shana:

4 pages, adapted from exhibiton catalogue: Restructured Reality: The 1930s Paintings of Francis Criss at PA Academy of Fine Arts organized by Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan, an independent curator with Dorothy Moss, Asst. Curator of American Art at teh Corcoran, includes a paragraph on the origins of the term "prescisionist" survey of Criss' work during the 1930s, final paragraph summarizes later career, refers to catalogue for annotation

"The Montclair Art Museum" American Art Review July-August 2002 (Volume XIV, Number 4) see http://www.montclairartmuseum.org/aboutmam_history/ whcih has download of PDF with the entire history essay from Montclair Art Museum: Selected Works. - skip this article

Jonathan Santlofer: The Man Ray Series; essay by Gail Stavitsky (6/3/03)

Conversion to Modernism: The Early Work of Man Ray; essays by Francis M. Naumann and Gail Stavitsky (9/2/03)

Edward Weston: A Legacy; with article by Gail Stavitsky (3/3/05)

 


recovery matrix composite score: 1

status:

-- assigned to Shana Herb Johannessen on 3/3/09
-- activity abandoned on "Precisionism in America 1915-1941: Reordering Reality"
-- Francis Criss in the 1930s: A Rare Synthesis of Realism and Abstraction; essay by Gail Stavitsky (7/23/09)
 

 

From: "Sarah Cash" <S...

Date: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:24:36 PM US/Pacific

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Subject: FW: Request to publish Gail Stavitsky essay on Francis Criss

To whom it may concern:

With this email, I confirm the Corcoran Gallery of Art's permission to reprint Gail Stavitsy's essay, without illustrations, in the catalogue entitled Restructured Reality: The 1930s Paintings of Francis Criss. TFAO will be pleased to reprint this essay (without illustrations) in Resource Library.

Margaret Morrison, my summer intern, will be sending Shana Herb Johannessen at SJ Proofreading a photocopy of the essay.

Thank you,

Sarah Cash

Bechhoefer Curator of American Art

Corcoran Gallery of Art

500 17th Street, NW

Washington, DC  20006

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From:Shana Johannessen [..

Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 8:46 PM

To: Sarah Cash

Subject: Request to publish Gail Stavitsky essay on Francis Criss

Dear Ms. Cash:

Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering education in American art through advocacy, publications and research. A special TFAO emphasis is building an archive of significant texts, authored by scholars and other informed individuals, beneficial for the study of art history in the United States.

As a public service, without charge to readers, TFAO annually publishes a number of scholarly articles and essays relating to American representational art in its online publication Resource Library. The home page for TFAO can be found at http://www.tfaoi.org. A list of published authors is at http://www.tfaoi.org/aa/4aa/4aa348.htm. For Resource Library's homepage, please see http://tfaoi.org/resourc.htm.

In 2002, Gail Stavitsky authored an article for American Art Review's March/April issue entitled "The 1930s Paintings of Francis Criss."  Following conversations with Ms. Stavitsky and you, I understand that this article was derived from a catalogue essay also written by Ms. Stavitsky and owned by the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Thank you for speaking with me about the essay, which appeared in the catalogue entitled Restructured Reality: The 1930s Paintings of Francis Criss. TFAO will be pleased to reprint this essay (without illustrations) in Resource Library. Could you please confirm the Corcoran Gallery's permission to reprint the essay by emailing your response to in.., copying me? 

Best regards,

on 5/27/09 SJH said for "Precisionism in America 1915-1941: Reordering Reality" that author ... felt Abrams (commercial publisher) has a stake in both the catalogue essay and the AAR article derived from it.

on 5/27/09 SJH said for Frances Criss: ...Looks like I'll get permission to publish catalogue essay from the Corcoran.  They will get back to me after June 1 when they will have an intern to handle getting me a copy, etc....

 

From: "Gail Stavitsky" <g...

Date: Wed May 6, 2009 6:12:44 AM US/Pacific

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Cc: "Shana Johannessen" <sj...

Subject: Permission to reproduce the requested articles

TFAOI  has my permission to reproduce the requested articles that I have written for American Art Review.  Here is a short bio of myself: 

Gail Stavitsky is Chief Curator of the Montclair Art Museum, where, among other exhibitions, she has curated and written catalogue essays on Reordering Reality: Precicisionism in America 1915-1941 (1994), Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America (1999), and Will Barnet: A Timeless World (2000).  She co-curated Conversion to Modernism: The Early Work of Man Ray (2003) and Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters (2005).  Her current project is serving as primary curator for the traveling exhibition and catalogue Cezanne and American Modernism (2009-2010).   

Sincerely, Gail Stavitsky


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