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Rose Graubart Ignatow Papers
MSS 202  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rose Graubart Ignatow Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 202
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.3 Linear feet (6 archives boxes, 1 oversize folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1937 - 1989
    Abstract: Papers of Rose Graubart Ignatow, artist, poet and author. Materials include correspondence with friends and subjects of her drawings; letters from her husband, poet David Ignatow; and materials reflecting her career in art.
    Creator: Ignatow, Rose Graubart

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Rose Graubart Ignatow papers are arranged in two series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE and 2) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS.
    The CORRESPONDENCE series contains materials related to Rose Graubart Ignatow's activities as an artist and author, especially from subjects of her drawings. Also included is a small file of letters in a from David Ignatow to Rose.
    The MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS series relates to Ignatow's career as an artist and includes photocopies of drawings, newspaper clippings, and programs for art exhibits.


    Rose Graubart Ignatow studied art at Cooper Union and at the Art Students League in New York; attended Philip Evergood's Artist Equity class; and worked with Jack Levine. She has exhibited paintings and drawings in shows at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1951-53), the Flordia Museum (1952), the West Virginia Museum (1953), the Baltimore Museum "Seaport Show" (1954), and the Jewish Museum in New York. She has also had one-person exhibits at the Tribune Art Gallery (1946), Carlebach Galley (1948), Morris Gallery (1954), and the Panoras Galley (1966).
    Rose Graubart Ignatow has published four books: Drawings 1952-1965 (1965); Portraits of Poets (1970); Surplus love and other stories (1985); and Portraits III (1988). She has also illustrated the work of other authors including her husband David's book of poems Sunlight: a sequence for my daughter (1979) and Whisper to the earth: new poems (1981); Philip Schultz's My guardian angel Stein (1986); and Sonia Raiziss' Bucks County blues (1977).
    Rose Graubart married David Ignatow in 1937.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Rose Graubart Ignatow Papers, MSS 202. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available



    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Augustine, Jane
    Copper Canyon Press.
    Wesleyan University (Middleton, Conn.).
    American poetry--20th century