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Rabkin, Leo

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role Collector Artist
dates 1919-
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesCincinnati, OH;
gender M
historical notes Artist Leo Rabkin and his wife, nee Dorothea Herz, collected fine and American folk art.

Known for whirligigs their collection also included quilts, baskets, mannequins, dummies, dolls, and pieces by anonymous carvers, and paintings by Sam Doyle, and Mose Tolliver.

A portion of the collection is part of the American Folk Art Museum’s collection in New York, and works were featured in an exhibit entitled “Folk Sculpture From the Collection of Dorothea and Leo Rabkin at the Museum of American Folk Art” in 1998.
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1980-1990
1970-1980
1960-1970
1970-1980
1980-1990
1990-2000
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Dorothy and Leo Rabkin papers, 1940-1979. see details...
National Portrait Gallery Library
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artist file: Rabkin, Leo see details...
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Smithsonian Institution
Artist file: Rabkin, Leo see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Artist file: Rabkin, Leo. miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Louis Alexander Gallery records, 1961-1963.
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Oral history interview with Leo Rabkin, 1968 Dec. 4 see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
American Abstract Artists records, 1935-1982. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Esphyr Slobodkina papers, 1938-1995. see details...
The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
200 Eastern Parkway
Artist file. see details...