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American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh

Art Sinsabaugh Archive Inventory
Summary of Photographic Holdings
M: master (1000)-“primo,” signed prints of extremely high-quality; E: exhibition (0100)-signed prints of very high-quality (generally mounted), some were originally intended for a traveling exhibition; BP: book (BP)-signed, dated, and mounted prints (often previously assigned to master and exhibition categories) set aside for a book project on the Chicago Landscape Group that never materialized; PF: proofs-unsigned (some stamped) prints, for reference purposes with little concern for print or paper quality; DP: dupe proofs-multiple proofs from one negative (category only used in Chicago Landscape Group and Chicago #810 Group); S: sale (0001)-signed or initialed, duplicate prints; SS: student sale (0001)-signed or initialed, lesser-quality prints; ST: study (0010)-unsigned prints, meant for student use and possible handling; CS: contact sheets; U: unknown print designation; IUAM: prints in the Indiana University Art Museum collection acquired prior to the purchase of the archive in 1978 (previously part of a traveling exhibition circulated by the Illinois Arts Council); HHS: prints in the Indiana University Art Museum’s Henry Holmes Smith Archive, acquired in 1979

*Negative numbers are based counts in Sinsabaugh’s Master Travel Negative Number Guide to Indiana Records. These numbers have been included to give a general indication of the size of his production, but the counts have not been verified with the negatives actually in the archive’s holdings. Many of his negatives were lost or damaged in a studio fire prior to the establishment of the archive.

Early Work (ca. 1947-1962)
Total # of prints in archive: approx. 1,089
Total # of negatives: no # listed in the artist’s “negative” ledger
Summary of print holdings: Abstract Form Studies (a): 220; Form Studies (b): 557; Environments (c): 306; [unknown series] (d): 4; IUAM (2)

Midwest Landscape Group (1961-1963)
Total # of prints in archive: 147 (66 mounted, 81 unmounted)
Total # of negatives: 110*
Summary of print holdings: M (36), E (8), PF (77), S (3), ST (1), IUAM (22)

Chicago Landscape Group (1964-1966)
Total # of prints in archive: 987 (84 mounted, 903 unmounted)
Total # of negatives: 320*
Summary of print holdings: M (60), E (50), BP (48), PF (301), DP (290), S (178), SS (50), IUAM (10)

Black-and-white Images: Chicago Landscape #45 Series (1964-1965)
Total # of prints in archive: 0
Total # of negatives: 361*

Black-and-white Images: Chicago Landscape #35 Series (1965)
Total # of prints in archive: 0
Total # of negatives: 17 rolls*

Color Images: Chicago Landscape #810 Series (1966)
Total # of prints in archive: 319 (7 mounted, 312 unmounted)
Total # of negatives: 198*
Summary of print holdings: PF (37), DP (16), U (260), HHS (6)

Color Images: Chicago Landscape #35 Series (1966)
Total # of prints in archive: 151 (151 unmounted)
Total # of negatives: 88 rolls*
Summary of print holdings: PF (64), CS (87)

Baltimore Landscape Group (1967)
Total # of prints in archive: 45 (7 mounted, 38 unmounted)
Total # of negatives: 49*
Summary of print holdings: M (12), E (7), PF (18), S (6), SS (2)

American Landscape Group (1968-1973)
Total # of prints in archive: 235 (34 mounted/matted, 201 unmounted)
Total # of negatives: 104*
Summary of print holdings: M (42), E (46), PF (50), S (86), SS (8), ST (3)

Portrait Group (1962-1983)
Total # of prints in archive: 217 (17 mounted, 200 unmounted)
Total # of negatives: 85*
Summary of print holdings: M (18), E (18), PF (74), S (79), ST (3), SS (2), U (21), HHS (2)

American Landscape Group: Late Work (1980-1983)
Total # of prints in archive: 87 (87 unmounted)
Total # of negatives: 98* (this number did not include the Maine Landscapes)
Summary of print holdings: PF (87)

Color Images: Late Work (1979-1980)
Total # of prints in archive: 53 (53 unmounted)
Total # of negatives: 13 rolls* (a later delivery to the archive actually included 30 rolls)
Summary of print holdings: CS (28), U (25)

Works by Other Artists Included in the Archive
Total # of prints in archive: 488

The archive includes numerous works by other artists. Many of these prints are housed in a boxed marked “Friends Prints.” They include photographs (as well as a few works in other media) inscribed to Sinsabaugh as gifts; numerous portraits of Sinsabaugh; as well as works by his students, family, and contemporaries. In addition, there are photographs that were collected by Sinsabaugh as teaching aids. Numbers given are for photographic materials, unless otherwise noted.

Glenn Allen (1); Dori and Franz Altschuler (1); Franz Altschuler (4 + 2 drawings); Eugène Atget (20); Oscar Bailey (1); Roslyn Banish (3); Susan Barron (9); Mona Berman and Jerry Wenner (1); Peter Bodnar (1 print); Harry Callahan (14); Mira Cantor (2 prints + 1 drawing); Paul Caponigro (4); Jack Carney (1); Patty Carroll (2 + 1 postcard); Carl Chiarenza (1); Robert Cumming (1); Carol Davenport (1); François Alain Deschamps (1); Robert Drea (1); Robbert Flick (3); Gregory L. Gaynont (1); Chris Moi Gock (6); Keith Hendee (11 prints); Tim Hickey (2); Lewis Hine (1); Martha Hoskins (2); Terry L. Huseleyr (1); Joe Jachna (2); Billy M. Jackson (5); Richard Jacquish (2); Wendy King (1); Steven L. Klindt (1); Dee Knapp (1); Barry Koral (1); Clarence John Laughlin (2); J. Lerner (1 print); Nathan Lerner (2); Jerome Liebling (1); Keith Long (1 print); Michael D. McLoughlin (2); Pat McLoughlin (1 object); Edward Miller (1); László Moholy-Nagy (2 + 1 drawing); A. Doyle (A.D.) Moore (1 print); Kim Morley (2 + 1 card); Ronald Nameth (100 + 15 films); Joyce Neimanas (2); Wallace Nutting (2); Drew B. Peters Studios (4); Jon Pownall (1); Dale Louis Quarterman (1 invitation); John Reynolds (4 + 2 drawings); Ann Ropp (4); William Rose (1); Naomi Savage (1 + 1 card); Rich Silha (1); Elisabeth (Libby) Sinsabaugh (3 + 1 drawing); Francine Sinsabaugh (1); Katherine (Kathie) Sinsabaugh (1 drawing); Aaron Siskind (6); Derek Smith (7); Henry Homes Smith (11 + 14 prints + 1 poster); Luther Smith (1); Michael Smith (1); Eve Sonneman (1); Joseph Sterling (1); Anthony Sulla (1); Charles Swedlund (9 + 2 posters + 4 cards); Jerry N. Uelsmann (1); Todd Walker (1 book); Virginia Weinburg (2); Edward Weston (12); Paul J. Wigger (1); Emerson Woelffer (3 drawings); Robert Zelm? (2); unknown photographers (131).