Abstract

Papers of Mary Oppen, writer, painter, and wife of poet George Oppen. The Mary Oppen Papers contain extensive photographic documentation of the Oppen family, along with art works by George and Mary Oppen and a small file of papers. The art works include wood carvings by George Oppen and paintings and collages by Mary. Included in the papers are drafts of Mary Oppen's autobiography Meaning A Life, journals (including a dream journal), and original writings by her and her husband.

Biography

The story of Mary Oppen's life is told in an autobiography entitled Meaning A Life. Born Mary Colby in Kalispell, Montana, Oppen was raised in the Pacific Northwest. She met George Oppen in 1928 while both were students at Oregon State University. Together they travelled extensively and finally took up residence in New York City. There they joined a circle of artists and writers, among whom were the poets Charles Reznikoff and Louis Zukofsky. During the 1930s the Oppens involved themselves in leftist political movements and joined the Communist Party U.S.A in 1935 after the seventh World Congress of the Communist Parties called for intellectuals to join in a united front against fascism and war. After the second World War, in which George Oppen was wounded while serving in the European theater, the Oppens were persecuted by the US government for their leftist activities during the depression. Rather than testify against friends and associates, the Oppens decided to flee to Mexico in 1950, where they found their way to Mexico City's United States emigre and refugee circle. In the late 1950s George Oppen began writing again after a 25 year hiatus and the Oppens soon relocated to New York City. In the later part of the 1960s, the Oppens took up residence in the San Francisco Bay area, which is where George's family was largely located. For a time, they summered at Deer Isle, Maine, where they entertained a number of east coast writers such as Ted Enslin, Rachel DuPlessis, and John Taggart. George Oppen died in 1984; Mary died six years later, on 14 May 1990. Both are survived by a daughter, Linda Oppen Morelatos.

Scope and Content

Accessions Processed in 1993

Mary Oppen's papers have research value in that they reflect the life and career of her husband, distinguished poet George Oppen. However, Mary Oppen was an artist and a writer herself, though of a lesser distinction and fame than her husband. In addition, she maintained a vital, animated role in the community of poets, painters, and activists who surrounded George Oppen.

The papers of Mary Oppen are divided into five series: WRITINGS, MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, CORRESPONDENCE, ARTWORKS and PHOTOGRAPHS.

Mary Oppen was a prolific artist, producing hundreds of sizeable paintings and collages and competent etchings and sketches. Her work conveniently divides itself among decades and their matching media: the oils of the 1950s, the etchings of the 1960s, the mixed-media collages of the 1970s, and the water-color collages of the 1980s. Several of her works have been exhibited.

The MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS series includes essential George Oppen documents, as well as her own, of course. Dated address books help document succession of friendships and contacts out of which the poetry and politics of George and Mary Oppen grew.

Perhaps the most important series is the PHOTOGRAPHS. Several large family albums provide the record of a life shared, among writers and artists only now achieving recognition. The PHOTOGRAPHS series affords us glimpses into the world which George and Mary Oppen inhabited--one which was not officially recorded by the arbitrers of taste or by academics in a depoliticized postwar America.

Included at the end of the Artwork series are several wood carvings done by George Oppen.

Notes on the collection made by Linda Oppen Mourelatos and Geoffrey Wexler are kept in an acquisition folder.

WRITINGS

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11 Indices to the Poetry and Prose of Mary Oppen.
12 A-a-all Gone.
13 After a Conversation with George.
14 Andy's family.
15 At Home in the World.
16 Best of All.
17 Bond.
18 Chosen One [Maria].
19 Counterpoint [Anne, Captain Frank, Josephine].
110 Compulsion.
111 Daughter.
112 Deaths.
113 Declaration of Independence.
114 Depression.
115 Dilettante.
116 Does She Think She Is A Legend? [on Mary Oppen].
117 Evolution.
118 Fame.
119 Frances [Margaret].
120 Generations [Julian, Steve, Toby].
121 Grandma Op as a Girl....
122 Hana.
123 In dream sometimes....
124 Islands.
125 Jill.
126 Jon.
127 Josephine [Captain Frank].
128 Journal of trip to Israel, 1975 [Jerusalem Journal].
129 Leni and George K..
130 Libby.
131 Maine.
132 Mama.
133 Meaning [cont.][1978].
134 Meeting with a Japanese Woman-Writer [1977].
135 Naomi.
136 1930.
137 Our Very Own.
138 Overnight at Rosie's.
139 Paula.
140 Picasso's Women.
141 Possession.
142 Reporter.
143 San Francisco is my Mother.
144 Secure and powerful central government....
145 Splurge.
146 Sucha.
147 Survivor [Daniel].
148 Thanksgiving.
149 Venus of the Shell.
150 Walking with Charles Reznikoff.
21 Who is Lottie?.
22 Woman's Destiny.
23 Women.
24 On women.
25 On Robert Duncan and Oppenheimer.
26 Sketches: Pan and Andy (Paris, 1932); Paul, Mari.
27 David, Maria, Michael.
28 Unfinished sketches.
29 Notes.
210 Notes on reading.
211 Untitled prose piece.
212 Miscellaneous and unidentified prose.
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213 Dreams.
214 Infant (non-speaking).
215 Letter from San Francisco, 1971.
216 Pearl.
217 Printed poems.
218 Poems for OCCIDENT.
219 Miscellaneous poetry.
220 Miscellaneous poetry.
221 Poems read May 12, 1979 ["Grand Piano Reading"].
222 Poems read at Intersection, May 13, 1980.
223 Poetry worksheets.
224 Translations.
225 Translation worksheets and notes.

Notebooks

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31 Memoirs, 1959 - 1960.
32 Notebook.
33 Notebook pages.
34 Journal [1979].
35 Journal, 1982 - 1983.
36 Journal pages, 1988 - 1989.
37 Dreams, 1970.
38 Dream journal, 1970.

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

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Documents concerning George Oppen

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41 Materials concerning George Oppen - George Oppen's passport.
42 Materials concerning George Oppen - [Mary Oppen's passport].
43 Materials concerning George Oppen - George Oppen's birth certificate.
44 Materials concerning George Oppen - Awards.
45 Materials concerning George Oppen - Decree changing name.
46 Materials concerning George Oppen - Social security cards.
47 Materials concerning George Oppen - Draft registration certificate.
48 Materials concerning George Oppen - Non-commissioned Officers' School material.
49 Materials concerning George Oppen - US Army Separation Qualification Record.
410 Materials concerning George Oppen - Enlisted Record and Report of Separation. Honorable discharge
411 Materials concerning George Oppen - Veteran affairs material.
412 Materials concerning George Oppen - Death certificate.
413 Materials concerning George Oppen - NEA Senior Fellowship announcement.
414 Materials concerning George Oppen - George Oppen on Libby [his sister].
415 Materials concerning George Oppen - George Oppen, "A Narrative" [poem]. Academy of American Poets, reading program

Documents concerning George and Mary Oppen

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416 Materials concerning George and Mary Oppen - George and Mary Oppen: a chronology. By Rachel Blau Duplessis.
417 Materials concerning George and Mary Oppen - Mary Oppen: death certificate.
418 Materials concerning George and Mary Oppen - Marriage license.
419 Materials concerning George and Mary Oppen - Address books.
420 Materials concerning George and Mary Oppen - Address books. 1960s-1970s
421 Materials concerning George and Mary Oppen - Address books. Mexico years through Brooklyn and San Francisco, 1950s-1960s.
422 Materials concerning George and Mary Oppen - Mary Oppen: etching plate [0wl].
423 Materials concerning George and Mary Oppen - Obituary of Mary Oppen's mother. Alice Carey Conklin
424 Materials concerning George and Mary Oppen -. "Materials taped to the wall, some by George Oppen, others by Mary Oppen," 1974-1982.

Writings by Others

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425 Writings by others - Chana Black, poems.
426 Writings by others - Jeff Peterson, writings.
427 Writings and paintings by others - Unidentified ms., "Warring Sentiments".
428 Writings and paintings by others - Unidentified ms., [poems].
429 Writings and paintings by others - Catalogues pertaining to painting and prints.

Publications

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430 Publications - Mary Oppen: publication list.
431 Publications - Cover for "St. John" (photocopy of sketch).
432 Publications - Mss. for MONTEMORA.
433 Publications - Mss. for PAIDEUMA.
434 Publications - Magazine page proofs.
435 Publications - MEANING A LIFE: publication notice in CHOICE magazine.
436 Publications - NATION issues, with poems by Mary Oppen.
437 Publications - "Conversation with George and Mary Oppen,". In SATURDAY MORNING 3
438 Publications - Jack Mathew, "Children of the Blacklist," LOS ANGELES TIMES. October 15, 1988; "Growing up blacklisted: a memoir by Crawford Kilian."

Texts about the Oppens

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51 Miscellaneous texts on the Oppens - George Oppen on Mary Oppen.
52 Miscellaneous texts on the Oppens - Janet Rodney on MEANING A LIFE.
53 Miscellaneous texts on the Oppens - Reviews of George and Mary Oppen's work.

CORRESPONDENCE

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54 Baker, Tony, 1987.
55 Berl, Christine, 1988.
56 [Mary Oppen and J. H Prynne to] Blau-Duplessis, Rachel, 1984 - 1988.
57 Booth, Philip, 1979 - 1987.
58 Bronk, William, 1978 - 1988.
59 Corman, Cid, 1983 - 1987.
510 Cuddihy, Michael, to George Oppen with poems, 1983.
511 Cuddihy, Michael, to George Oppen with poems, 1983.
512 Dembo, Larry, 1983.
513 DiManno, Yves, 1985.
514 Enslin, Theodore.
515 Fauchereau, Serge, 1982 - 1984.
516 Finlay, Alec.
517 Gattey, Stephen, 1982.
518 Gerber, Dan, 1987.
519 Griffin, Jonathan, 1982 - 1989.
520 Guedella, Roger, 1984.
521 Hatlen, Burt, 1989.
522 Hindus, Milton, 1982.
523 Hix, Harvey, to Linda Mourelatos, 1987.
524 Jaffer, Frances, 1983.
525 Laughlin, James, 1985.
526 Longville, Tim, 1980.
527 Martin, John [Black Sparrow Press].
528 Middleton, Christopher, 1979.
529 Mottram, Eric, 1979.
530 Mourelatos, Alex, 1989.
531 [Mary Oppen to] Mourelatos, Linda, 1978 - 1984.
532 O'Gorman, Kathleen, to George Oppen , re. Charles Tomlinson, 1982.
533 Oppen, George, Sr., to George Oppen, 1953.
534 Oppenheimer, Elsie, to George Oppen, Sr., originals, with Mary's transcript, 1913.
535 Oppenheimer, Elsie, to George Oppen, Sr., originals, with Mary's transcript, 1913.
536 Ozleworth, Charles, 1986.
537 Royet-Journaud, Claude, 1988.
538 Santos Henry, Mary.
539 Shapiro, Harvey, 1981.
540 Syrkin, Marie, 1978.
541 Taggart, John, 1978. With mss.
542 Taggart, John, 1978.
543 Terrell, Carroll F. [PAIDEUMA], 1981.
544 Tomlinson, Charles, 1990.
545 Tomlinson, Charles, 1990.
546 Weinberger, Eliot, 1981.
547 Wellman, John, to George Oppen, 1982.
548 Wilson, John.
549 Young, Dennis, 1987.
550 Miscellaneous and unidentified correspondence.

ARTWORK

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Miscellaneous

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551 Catalogue of paintings loaned.
552 Artwork by Naomi Replanski, gift to Mary Oppen.
61 Thirteen small sketchbooks.
71FB-087-01Miscellaneous - Charles Tomlinson, "Landscape with Bathers for George and Mary". Collotype print, signed, 11" x 20"

Artwork of the 1920s-1940s

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72 Buildings and smokestacks, pencil on paper, c. 1920s, 8.5" x 11".
73FB-087-02Buildings, oil on particle board, c. 1920s, 15" x 17".
74 Canyon, gouache on wood, c. 1920s, 9" x 12".
75FB-087-03Church and houses on hillside, oil on particle board, n.d., 18" x 24".
76FB-087-04Cityscape with train, watercolor on paper, c. 1920s, 12" x 10".
77FB-087-05Cityscape, oil on particle board, c. 1920s-1930s, 12" x 16".
78FB-087-06Clothesline on rooftop, watercolor on paper, c. 1930's, 10.5" x 12".
79FB-087-07Flowers, gouache, n.d., signed, 7.5" x 10".
710 Orient, pencil on paper, c. 1920s, 8" x 9.5".
711 Picket fence through doorway, oil on cardboard, signed, c. 1920s, 4.5" x 6.5".
712 Port scene, watercolor on paper, c. 1930s, 9" x 11".
713 Port scene, watercolor on paper, c. 1930s, 5" x 6" [heart shaped].
714 Portrait of a woman, "Oppen copy of Louvre painting". See Oppen library art books -- original is shown, oil on wood block, c. 1920s, 4.5" x 6"
715FB-090-01Rooftop and brick building, oil on heavy cardboard, c. 1930s, 12" x 16".
716FB-090-02Sketch of face and upper body, charcoal on paper, c. 1930s, 11.5" x 16".
717FB-090-03Sketch of face and upper body in repose, charcoal on paper, c. 1930s. 11.5" x 16"
718FB-090-04Sketch of torso and legs, charcoal on paper, c. 1930s, 11" x 16".
719 Tree through window, gouache on cardboard, signed, c. 1920s, 4.5" x 6.5".
720 Trees, watercolor on paper, c. 1920s, 7.5" x 11".

Artwork of the 1950s

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721FB-090-05Bundled branches, ink on paper, n.d., 8.5" x 11".
722FB-090-06Butterfly-cloth covered folder. Contains 10 sketches of birds, watercolor on paper, and one head in profile, pencil on paper, c. 1950s, 11" x 14"
723FB-090-07Dog, charcoal on paper, n.d., 11" x 16.5".
724FB-090-08Flowers, acrylic on paper, n.d., 13" x 15.5".
725FB-090-09Flowers, collage and acrylic on paper, n.d., signed. 10" x 24"
726 Flowers in teapot, acrylic on paper, c. 1950s, signed, 10" x 13".
727 Flowers in vase, oil on paper, c. 1950s, signed, 6.5" x 10".
728MC-056-01Flowers, oil on paper, c. 1950s, 20" x 26".
728MC-056-01Flowers, oil on canvas, c. 1950s, 20.5" x 25".
729FB-090-10Flowers, oil on paper, c. 1950s. 20" X 24"
730MC-056-01Flowers, oil on paper, signed, c. 1950s, 17" x 23".
730MC-056-01Flowers, oil on paper, c. 1950s, 20" x 26".
730MC-056-01Flowers, oil on paper, c. 1950s. 20" x 26"
731FB-092-01Human figure, reclining figure on reverse, ink on paper. c. 1950s, 13" x 20"
732FB-092-02Human figure, reclining figure on reverse, ink on paper. c. 1950s, 13" x 20"
733MC-056-01Landscape, oil on paper, signed, 1953, 22" x 30".
734FB-092-03Paul Hoffman 1950s, double pencil sketches, on tissue and paper. c. 1950s, 19" x 24"
735FB-092-04Portrait of a woman, pencil on heavy cardboard, n.d., 12" x 18".
736 Seven girls dancing in a circle, ink and pastel on tissue, n.d.. 8" x 10"
737 Seven girls dancing in a circle, ink and watercolor on paper, n.d., 5" x 8".
738FB-092-05Still life with fruits and vegetables, acrylic on paper, c. 1950s, 19" x 24".
739 Tree, stitching on burlap, n.d.. 5" x 6.5"
740 Trees and cliffs, watecolor on paper, c. 1950s, 10" x 13".
741FB-092-06Trees, acrylic on paper, c. 1950s. 19" x 24"
742MC-056-01Trees, oil on paper, c. 1950s, 20" x 26".
743FB-092-07Trees, oil on paper, signed, c. 1953, 20" x 24".
744 Trees, watercolor on paper, c. 1950s, signed, 10" x 13".
745FB-092-08Unidentified subject, with painting on reverse, oil on paper. Signed, c. 1950s, 9" x 17"
746FB-092-09Woman with geometric background, acrylic on particle board. c. 1950s, 19.5" x 23.5"

Artwork of the 1960s-1970s

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747FB-093-01Abstract landscape, watercolor and collage, c. 1970s-1980s. 8" x 7"
748FB-093-02Abstract subject, colored etching, c. 1960s, 9" x 12".
749FB-093-03Abstract subject, etching, c. 1960s, signed, 9" x 12".
750FB-093-04Abstract subject, etching, c. 1960s, signed, 4" x 5".
751FB-093-05Barn Owl, etching, c. 1960s, 9" x 9".
752FB-093-06Biggest Frog, etching, artist's proof, signed, c. 1963, 14" x 20".
753 Bird on branch, two etchings, c. 1960s, 2" x 2.5".
754 Bird with glass, etching, c. 1960s, 2" x 2.5".
755 Bird, etching, c. 1960s, 2.5" x 2.5".
756 Bird, 2 etchings, c. 1960s, 2" x 2".
757 Birds, etching, c. 1960s, 2.5" x 2.5".
758FB-093-07Black fish, etching [ two colors], c. 1960s, 14" x 17".
759 Bullrushes, pen and ink wash, c. 1970s, 8" x 10".
760 Cityscape, watercolor and charcoal on paper, c. 1970s, 6" x 9".
761 Cockroach, etching, artist's proof, signed, 1962, 2.5" x 4.5".
762 Conch shell, ink and charcoal on paper, c. 1970s, 5" x 7".
763MC-056-02Cordillera, etching, signed, 1963, 18" x 24".
763MC-056-02Cordillera, etching, c. 1963, 18" x 22".
764 Cottage, etching, c. 1960s, 2.5" x 2.5".
765FB-093-08Forest, oil and collage, c. 1970s. 24" x 20"
766FB-093-09Forest, watercolor and ink on paper, signed, c. 1970s, 10.5" x 14.5".
767FB-093-10Girl with Bird, etching, artist's proof, signed c. 1960s, 11.5" x 18".
768FB-093-11Goat's head, etching, artist's proof, signed, c. 1960s, 12" x 17.5".
769 Horse, etching, c. 1960s, 3" x 4".
770 Kitchen, ink on paper, c. 1960s, 6" x 9".
771FB-093-12Landscape with cows, etching [2nd. proof], signed, 1961, 9.5" x 18".
772FB-093-13Landscape with grasses, etching, signed, 1969, 5" x 7.5".
81FB-093-14Landscape, etching, c. 1960s, 9" x 7".
82FB-093-15Landscape, etching, signed, c. 1960s, 9" x 12".
83FB-093-16Landscape, pencil and ink on orange construction paper, signed. c. 1960s, 5" x 7"
84FB-095-01Landscape, watercolor and pastel, c. 1970s, 14.5" x 6.5".
85 Landscape, watercolor, c. 1970s, 12" x 9".
86FB-095-02Landscape, watercolor, c. 1970s, 14.5" x 10.5".
87FB-095-03Landscape, watercolor, c. 1970s, 23" x 16".
88 Male figure reclining, etching, signed, 1961, 3" x 5".
89 Marine creature and shell, ink on paper, c. 1970s, 10" x 6".
810 Mountainous landscape, etching, signed 1969, 4" x 5".
811FB-095-04Other House, etching, signed, 1964, 14" x 17".
812 Owl, etching, c. 1960s, 5" x 5".
813FB-095-05Owl, etching, c. 1960s, 6" x 9".
814MC-056-02Owl, etching, signed, 1962, 9" x 12".
815 Owl, etching, signed, c. 1960s, 3" x 5" (two copies).
816FB-095-06Owl, etching, signed, c. 1960s, 9" x 12".
817 Owl, ink and paint, c. 1970s, 5" x 6".
818 Owl, pencil on paper, c. 1960s, 3" x 5" [ 7 sketches on 7 sheets].
819 Owl, pencil on paper, c. 1960s, 5.5" x 5.5".
820FB-095-07Pinniped, etching, c. 1960s, 4" x 5".
821FB-095-08Plant, pencil on paper, c. 1960s-1970s, 19" x 24".
822FB-095-09Plants, etching, c. 1960s, 9" x 11.5".
823FB-095-10Poppies, etching, artist's proof, signed, c. 1960s, 14" x 14".
824AB-002-DPortrait of George Oppen, collage, c. late 1970s. 18" x 19.5"
825MC-056-02Portrait of a woman, etching, signed c. 1960s, 16" x 19".
826MC-056-02Room, oil on paper, c. early 1960s 22" x 30".
827MC-056-02Room, with charcoal sketch of seated woman on reverse. Oil on cardboard, c. early 1960s, 20" x 30"
828 Sand dollar, ink on paper, signed, 4" x 5".
829FB-095-11Scorpion, etching, artist's proof, signed, c. 1960s.
830 Seeds Flowing, etching, c. 1960s, signed, 3" x 4".
831 Seven girls dancing in a circle #1, etching, c. early 1960s, 6" x 7".
832FB-095-12Seven girls dancing in a circle #2, etching, c. early 1960s, 6" x 7". 2 prints, one brown ink & one black ink
833FB-095-13Tree, watercolor, n.d., 12.5" x 19".
834 Trees, etching, 1969, signed, 7" x 9.5".
835 Trees, etching with dark grey background, c. 1969, 7" x 9.5".
836 Trees, etching with light grey background, c. 1969, 7" x 9.5".
837FB-096-01Trees, watercolor and collage, c. 1960s-1970s, signed, 13" x 10".
838 Two birds, etching, c. 1960s, 2.5" x 4.5".
839 Two birds, etching with backing, c. 1960s, 2.5" x 4.5".
840 Two birds, rough pencil and wash, c. 1960s, 7" x 10".
841 Two chickens, etching, c. 1969, 4" x 11" [panel].
842 Two goats gamboling, etching, 1/25, c. early 1960s, 4" x 3.5".
843FB-096-02Wasp, etching, signed, 1963, 9" x 12".
844 Young Owl, etching, c. early 1960s, 3.5" x 4.5" [ trapezoidal].

Artwork of the 1980s

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845FB-096-03Abstract subject, watercolor, 11" x 14".
846 Animal head, crayon cartoon, 8.5" x 11.5".
847 Cityscape, watercolor and charcoal on paper, 6" x 4.5".
848MC-057-01Coastal scene, collage and water color, 1984, 20" x 26".
849FB-096-04Coastal scene, watercolor and collage, signed, 1983, 15.25" x 8".
850FB-096-05Coastal scene, watercolor and collage, signed, 1985, 15" x 11".
851 Coastal scene, watercolor, 12" x 9".
852 Coastal scene, watercolor, 8.5" x 5.5".
853 Coastal scene, watercolor, signed, 1983, 8" x 3.5".
854 Flowers, 2 sketches,charcoal on paper, 4.5" x 4.5".
855MC-057-01Flowers, collage and watercolor, signed, 1985, 22" x 28".
856MC-057-01Flowers, collage and watercolor, c. 1980s, 22" x 28".
857MC-057-01Flowers, collage and watercolor, c. 1980s, 22" x 28" [unfinished].
858MC-057-02Flowers, collage and watercolor, c. 1980s, 24" x 32".
859MC-057-02Flowers, collage and watercolor, signed, 1983, and 1985. 24" x 30"
860MC-057-02Flowers, collage and watercolor, signed, 20" x 26" (water fowl on reverse).
861FB-096-06Flowers, ink on paper, signed, 1986, 11" x 14".
862 Flowers, pencil sketch, signed, 3" x 4".
863FB-096-07Flowers, watercolor and collage, 14" x 15".
864FB-096-08Flowers, watercolor and collage with dried flowers. 11" x 15"
865FB-096-09Flowers, watercolor and collage with dried flowers. Signed, 1985, 16" x 20"
866FB-096-10Flowers, watercolor and collage, signed, 1983. With collaged still life on reverse, 18" x 24"
867FB-096-11Flowers, watercolor and collage, signed, 1983, 15" x 20.
868 Flowers, watercolor and ink on paper, signed, 1983, 5.5" x 7".
869 Flowers, watercolor and ink on paper, signed, 1983, 6" x 9".
870FB-096-12Flowers, watercolor and ink on paper, signed, c. early 1980s. 11.5" x 8.5"
871FB-096-13Flowers, watercolor and ink on paper, 9" x 12".
872 Flowers, watercolor, 4" x 6".
873 Flowers, watercolor, 4.5" x 6".
874 Flowers, watercolor, 7.5" x 10".
875 Flowers, watercolor, 9" x 12".
876 Flowers, watercolor, signed, 1983, 6" x 9".
877FB-097-01Four vases with flowers, watercolor and collage, 19" x 4".
878 Human figure, ink wash, 12" x 9.5".
879MC-045-11Landscape with train trestle, collage and water color. c. 1980s, 32" x 40"
880MC-058-01Landscape, collage and water color, c. 1980s, 22" x 28".
881MC-045-11Landscape, collage and water color, c. 1980s, 32" x 40".
882 Landscape, ink and charcoal on paper, 5" x 8".
883 Landscape, pencil sketch, 3" x 4".
884 Landscape, watercolor, 12" x 6".
885 Landscape, watercolor, initialled, 2" x 8".
886FB-097-02Landscape, watercolor, signed, 1983 11" x 5".
887 Landscape, watercolor, signed, 1983, 11" x 7.5".
888 My Birch Tree, ink on paper, signed, 1986, 6.5" x 7.5".
889MC-058-01Portrait of a woman, collage and watercolor with dried flowers. c. 1980s, 22" x 28"
890AB-002-CPortrait of a woman, collage, dated 1983. 14" x 19.5"
891FB-097-03Portrait of a woman, watercolor and collage, signed, 1983, 16" x 20".
892 Portrait of a woman, watercolor, signed, 9" x 12".
91FB-097-04Portrait of woman ("For Frances"), watercolor and ink on paper. Signed, 1982, 9" x 12"
92MC-045-11Portrait of woman, collage and watercolor, c. 1980s, 24" x 32".
93MC-058-01Portrait of woman, collage on industrial cardboard, 23" x 30".
94 Room with a view, paint and ink, 4.5" x 6".
95 Room, watercolor and ink on paper, 6" x 5".
96MC-058-01Seascape, collage and watercolor, c. 1980s, 22" x 30".
97FB-097-05Sketch with branch, ink on paper, 11" x 14".
98 Stencil with swan, ink on cut paper, 1986, 6" x 6".
99FB-097-06Still life with bottle and mug, collage and watercolor, 19.5" x 10".
910FB-102-01Still life with ocean in background, watercolor and collage. 14" x 18"
911MC-058-02Still life with scenic background, collage and watercolor. c. 1980s, 22" x 28"
912MC-058-02Still life with scenic background, watercolor, 22" x 30".
913MC-058-02Still life with vases, collage and water color, signed, 1985. 22" x 28"
914FB-102-02Still life, watercolor and collage, signed, 20" x 16".
915FB-102-03Still life, watercolor, 11" x 14".
916FB-102-04Swan vase with flowers, ink sketch, 14" x 11".
917MC-058-02Tree, collage and watercolor, signed, 1983, 20" x 80".
918FB-102-05Tree, ink on paper, signed, 1986, 6.5" x 7.5".
919FB-102-06Tree, watercolor on paper, 11" x 14" (flowers in vase on reverse).
920FB-102-07Tree, watercolor and ink on paper, 11" x 14" (flowers on reverse).
921 Trees, watercolor and ink on paper, signed, 1983, 9" x 6".
922 Trees, watercolor, 12" x 9".
923 Trees with orange sky, watercolor, 6" x 4.5".
924MC-058-02Two women, collage and watercolor, signed, 1983, 20" x 30".
925FB-102-08Vase with plant, watercolor, 11" x 14".
926FB-102-09Woman with dog, watercolor and collage on canvas board. 20" x 24"

Sketchbooks and unfinished artwork

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927FB-103-01Sketchbooks and unfinished artworks.
928FB-104-01Unfinished artworks (cont.).

Framed art

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929AB-006-CFlowers, watercolor and collage with dried flowers, signed. n.d., 13" x 10"
930AB-006-CFlowers, watercolor and collage with dried flowers, signed. 1985, 13.5" x 10.5"
931AB-006-CFlowers, watercolor and collage, signed, n.d., 11.5" x 15".

Woodcarvings by George Oppen

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932AB-002-FBust of a woman..
933AB-006-DCouple, 13" x 16"..
934AB-006-CDeath, 8" x 7"..
935AB-006-DHead, 12" x 17"..
936AB-006-DIndustrial scene with workers, 18" x 22.5"..
937AB-006-CLandscape, preparatory sketch for carving, 20 " x 9.5"..
938AB-002- FTwo figures beside tree, 22.5" x 27".

PHOTOGRAPHS

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939FB-094-01Family Album, 1900 - 1943.
940FB-105-01Family Album, 1946 - 1951.
941FB-106-01Mexico Album, 1951 - 1953.
942FB-107-01Mexico Album, 1952 - 1958.
943FB-108-01Mexico Album, 1958.

Miscellaneous Prints

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944AB-008-FGeorge Oppen, San Francisco 1977. Stephen Johnson, photographer, signed print, 10.5" x 13".
945AB-008-FGeorge and Mary Oppen, 1976. Stephen Johnson, photographer, silver print, 12" x 10.25".
946MC-056-03George and Mary Oppen with Charles Reznikoff, 1974. 14.5" x 20.5"
947FB-109-02Photographs of furniture and wood relief carvings from Mexico.
948FB-109-01Portrait of George Oppen with cigar.



Finding aid generated: 2005-10-31