John Abrams Papers | University of North Texas Special Collections

Collection Overview

Title: John Abrams PapersAdd to your cart.
ID: 01/AR0733
Extent: 40.0 Boxes

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Collection Historical Note

Mr. Abrams has been a professional artist living and working primarily in Dallas since 1978. He was born in New York in 1948 and moved to Dallas after having received a B.A. in Art History as well as a Master’s Degree in Library Science. John has exhibited in numerous galleries nationwide and locally. Most work of late consists of corporate and institutional commissions. Clients include: Merrill Lynch, IBM, Children’s Hospital of Dallas, Brinker International Restaurants, Apple Computer, and Walt Disney World Orlando. He works in several mediums, including pastels, pencil drawings, acrylic paintings, and wood sculptures. John has lectured and taught art at area community colleges, the University of Texas at Dallas, and at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. John is an avid doodler and all “finished” artwork invariable begins with these sketches. His work typically is whimsical, brightly colored, textural, and with emphasis on geometric elements.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Access Restrictions: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: John Abrams Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995165
Item 1: Painted art on wood by Abrams ("Arrow Rabbit")Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Framed color photograph ("John & Me")Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: Black and white photograph of John Abrams with industrial equipmentAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Photograph ("John and Nose")Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Black and white photograph of John Abrams wearing hat ("Good Luck, John")Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Color photograph of John Abrams ("John Abrams")Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Framed awardsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: Lincoln High School (Yonkers, N.Y.?) diploma, 1966Add to your cart.
 
Item 9: East Texas State University Master of Library Science diploma, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Item 10: State University of New York at Fredonia Bachelor of Fine Arts diploma, 1970Add to your cart.
 
Item 11: Photograph of John Abrams by B.J. Taylor at 2009 show with "Man with Hat" pieceAdd to your cart.
 
Item 12: Fair Park additions, 1980s-2000Add to your cart.
 
Box 2: Large printsAdd to your cart.
Contains large prints and drawings in pen and ink, pencil, silkscreen, and other media.
Barcode: 5000995166
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995167
Item 1: Resume file: JobsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Resume file: PaintingsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: Neiman Marcus Catalog, 1990Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Beaux Arts Auction, 2003Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: 4 NotebooksAdd to your cart.
 
Item 6: Pastel notebookAdd to your cart.
 
Item 7: Notes on acrylic paintingAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: Lincoln Log high school yearbook, 1966Add to your cart.
 
Item 9: Chess sets file and photographsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 10: Pastel notebooks and artworksAdd to your cart.
 
Item 11: Drawings and sketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 12: ResumeAdd to your cart.
 
Item 13: Resume and other folders from Peak Street Studios, 2012Add to your cart.
 
Box 4: Art objectsAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995168
Item 1: Sculpted  wooden head (#1178C)Add to your cart.
Painted and on base
Item 2: Mini City (#1619)Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: Mini City (#1623)Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Mini City (#1620)Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Mini City (#1622)Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Small head and face in ceramicAdd to your cart.
 
Item 7: Dreidel and menorahAdd to your cart.
 
Box 5Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995169
Item 1: ContractsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Tremmell T-shirt catalogsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: T-shirt designsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Lecture notes on creativityAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: Class notes, 1984Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: SketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 7: DoodlesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: StudiesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 9: PicturesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 10: "Dallas Under a Dollar" manuscriptAdd to your cart.
 
Item 11: Paper CityAdd to your cart.
 
Item 12: Fiddler on the Hoof, 2009Add to your cart.
 
Box 6Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995170
Item 1: Lesson plansAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Art notes and other doodlesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: Plan for Creative Arts Center of DallasAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Bills, flyers, and photographs of Chili Cook-Off, 1995, 2005, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Heart of the CityAdd to your cart.
 
Item 6: Linograph sketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 7: Art Picks sketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: Large sketchbookAdd to your cart.
 
Item 9: SketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 10: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
 
Item 11: Lithograph artAdd to your cart.
 
Box 7Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995171
Item 1: Chili Cook-Off and Fair Park press eventsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Receipts, 2008, 2009Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: Sketches and doodle booksAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Photographs of artworks, 1980s-2000sAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: Lecture notes and writings: Eastfield College, 1995Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Course at the University of Texas at Dallas, 1987Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Art walk events / art scene, 1980s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: Memorabilia: Gallery cards and other personal materialsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 9: Publicity: News articles and press eventsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 10: SketchbookAdd to your cart.
 
Item 11: Publicity: News articles and press eventsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 8Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995172
Item 1: DVDsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Index box of photographs of artworksAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: Box of photograph negatives, 1980s-2000sAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Gallery postcardsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: Box of photographsAdd to your cart.
Box of photographs, approximately half of which are documented and inventoried.
Item 6: Photographs of The Compound by Bobby Jack Pack, 2009Add to your cart.
Photographs by Bobby Jack Pack of The Compound, a residential and working community of artists and musicians, established in 1992, located at 211 South Peak Street in Dallas, Texas.
Item 7: Photographs of Frank X. Tolbert at Original Terlingua International Championship Chili Cook-off, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Photographs of Frank X. Tolbert, Texas journalist and author, in main events at the Original Terlingua International Chili Cook-off, established in 1967 (now known as the Frank X. Tolbert - Wick Fowler Memorial Championship Chili Cook-off).
Item 8: Framed prints of John Abrams with his dog Sheba ("On Vacation"), ca. 1992Add to your cart.
 
Box 9: Personal and Family Letters, Ephemera, and Photographs, 1920s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995173
Item 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Over 200 unidentified photographs of events and personal photographs of family and friends of John Abrams. Photographs are in color and black and white.
Item 2: Letters and correspondenceAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: News clipping filesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 10Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995174
Item 1: Sketchbooks (8)Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Framed sketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: LedgerAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Signed bookAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: Photographs of artworks, 1980s-2000Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Photograph book of sculptures in progressAdd to your cart.
 
Item 7: "Little Geometries" photographic printsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: Chess set photographic printsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 9: Catalog of John Abrams's artworks, 1999Add to your cart.
 
Item 10: Videotape cassette of interview with John AbramsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 11: Unidentified videotape cassetteAdd to your cart.
 
Item 12: Videotape cassette of Fiddler on the HoofAdd to your cart.
 
Item 13: Photographic prints of "FB Rec Center" (?)Add to your cart.
 
Item 14: PoetryAdd to your cart.
 
Box 11: Photographic Slides of ArtworksAdd to your cart.
Photographic slides of artworks and sketches including works in wood, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor.
Barcode: 5000995175
Box 12: Peak Street Studio: The CompoundAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995176
Item 1: Photographic slidesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Notepads (8)Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: SketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: ResumeAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: Photograph negativesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 13: Sketchbooks and NotesAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995177
Box 14Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995178
Item 1: Drawing in pen and ink by Arthur Guptill, 1930Add to your cart.
Published by Pencil Points Press.
Item 2: Gustave Abrams workbooksAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: Modern Masters of EtchingAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: The Bulletin of the Beaux Arts Institute of Design, 1926-06 - 1926-12Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Architectural Guild: Shades and Shadows, 1904Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: The Ship That Sailed to Mars by William TimlinAdd to your cart.
 
Item 7: Issue of Life magazine, 1946Add to your cart.
 
Item 8: Animated Cartoons for BeginnersAdd to your cart.
 
Item 9: Origins of the DogAdd to your cart.
 
Item 10: Texas Arts Review, volume 1, number 1, Spring 1980Add to your cart.
edited by J.R. Compton
Item 11: How to DrawAdd to your cart.
 
Box 15Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 5000995179
Item 1: Artisana Gallery photographic slidesAdd to your cart.
Includes photographs of the ceiling of the Stoneleigh Hotel in Dallas.
Item 2: Letters and news clippings related to Mark Kramer, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: SketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Beaux-Arts Ball at Dallas Museum of Art, 1989Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Deep End Voice, 1988Add to your cart.
News on Deep Ellum and Fair Park in Dallas.
Item 6: Memorabilia, greeting cards, and clippingsAdd to your cart.
Includes three (3) file folders.
Item 7: ResumeAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: Photographs of John Abrams and artworksAdd to your cart.
 
Box 16: BooksAdd to your cart.
Also contains clay sculptures and miniature box art with rabbit and pig.
Barcode: 5000995180
Item 1: The "Wild Beasts": Fauvism and its AffinitiesAdd to your cart.
Catalog from exhibition at Fort Worth Museum of Art.
Item 2: Saul SteinbergAdd to your cart.
A life of the New York artist.
Item 3: Jean DubuffetAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Leonardo Da VinciAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: MichelangeloAdd to your cart.
 
Item 6: Edward WestonAdd to your cart.
Book of nude photography.
Item 7: Treasures of TutankhamunAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: No in America, 1986Add to your cart.
By Mark Chester and George Toomer, published by Taylor Publishing Company in Dallas.
Item 9: Will RodgersAdd to your cart.
 
Item 10: Dylan ThomasAdd to your cart.
 
Item 11: The Complete Works of Francois Rabelais (Vol. 1 and 2), 1927Add to your cart.
 
Item 12: Horses and PoniesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 13: Lamb's Tale, Shakespeare (Vol. 1 and 2), 1901Add to your cart.
 
Item 14: In the Name of the KingAdd to your cart.
 
Item 15: Field and Camp NotebooksAdd to your cart.
 
Item 16: IngresAdd to your cart.
 
Item 17: How to Draw: Planes, Dogs, Horses, and Houses, 1943Add to your cart.
 
Item 18: La Lane on EtchingAdd to your cart.
 
Item 19: 500 Self-portraitsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 20: Letter de Mon Moulin, 1897Add to your cart.
 
Item 21: Beverly Pepper: Small Scale Sculpture and Drawings, 1989Add to your cart.
Exhibition catalog by the Gerald Peters Gallery, for exhibitions in Santa Fe (May 4-26, 1989) and Dallas (June 15 - July 14, 1989).
Box 17Add to your cart.
This box contains artwork including typography studies and sketches.
Barcode: 401243
Box 18Add to your cart.
This box contains artwork including typography studies and sketches.
Barcode: 401244
Box 19Add to your cart.
This box contains artwork including drawings and sketches.
Barcode: 401245
Box 20Add to your cart.
This box contains artwork including drawings and sketches.
Barcode: 401246
Box 21Add to your cart.
This box contains artwork including drawings and sketches.
Barcode: 401247
Box 22Add to your cart.
This box contains artwork including drawings and sketches.
barcode: 401248
Box 23Add to your cart.
This box contains artwork including drawings and sketches.
barcode: 401249
Box 24Add to your cart.
This box contains miniature sculptures.
barcode: 85064
Box 25Add to your cart.
This box contains miniature sculptures.
barcode: 85065
Box 26Add to your cart.
This box contains artwork including studies, drawings, and sketches.
barcode: 85066
Box 27Add to your cart.
This box contains artwork including drawings, paintings, and sketches.
barcode: 85067
Box 28Add to your cart.
This box contains artwork including drawings and sketches in pencil and pastels.
barcode: 85068
Box 29Add to your cart.
This box contains a large rolled drawing.
barcode: 85069
Series 08: Separated MaterialsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 30Add to your cart.
This item is a portfolio of drawings.
barcode: 85070
Item 31Add to your cart.
This item is a mini filing cabinet with notes about drawings and sketches.
barcode: 85071
Item 32Add to your cart.
This item is a sculpture.
barcode: 85072
Item 33Add to your cart.
This item is a sculpture.
barcode: 85073
Item 34Add to your cart.
This item is a sculpture.
barcode: 85074
Item 35Add to your cart.
This item is a sculpture.
barcode: 85075
Item 36Add to your cart.
This item is a framed work.
barcode: 85076
Item 37Add to your cart.
This item is a framed work.
barcode: 85077
Item 38Add to your cart.
This item is a framed work.
barcode: 85078
Item 39Add to your cart.
This item is a black canvas.
barcode: 85080
Item 40Add to your cart.
This item is a large bundle of drawings, sketches, and studies by John Abrams.
barcode: 85079

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