Collection ID: 148707

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Tromka, Abram, 1896-1954.
Abstract:
Papers of the Polish-born American Jewish painter, etcher, serigrapher. Also worked under name Abraham Phillips. Collection includes correspondence, exhibition catalogs, photographs of Tromka and his work, published material, including articles and clippings about Tromka.
Extent:
1.0 linear ft.
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Abram Tromka Papers

Background

Scope and Content:

The Abram Tromka Papers consists of correspondence, subject files, manuscripts (both of Tromka and of others) and published material (clippings, press releases, exhibition catalogs).

Biographical / Historical:

Abram Tromka (1896-1954) was a Polish-born American Jewish painter, etcher and serigrapher. He also worked under the name Abraham Phillips.

Born in Poland, Tromka came to the United States at the age of 11 and attended public school in New York City. Although he studied at an early age with Henri and Bellows, Tromka was for the most part self-taught; he worked mostly in oil, gouache, watercolor, serigraphy, drawing and etching. As a youth, he illustrated the book The House on Henry Street by Lillian D. Wald, and his etching entitled "The sweet potato vendor was purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art when he was only nineteen.

Tromka's work has been exhibited in museums in the United States and in Central and South America, and is in the permanent collections of several important museums, including the Biro Bidjan Museum in the former Soviet Union.

Acquisition information:
Gift of Ann Tromka , 1964.
Arrangement:

Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically; outgoing is arranged chronologically. The remaining series are arranged alphabetically.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

PREFERRED CITATION:

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Abram Tromka Papers

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
Bird Library, Room 600
Syracuse, NY 13244, United States
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