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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3029

Jane Freilicher additional papers


Preliminary box list only for additional papers of the American painter, Jane Freilicher.


  • 1938-2014

Conditions Governing Access

The bulk of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
The bulk of this collection is open for research.
Restricted: envelope with transcript of interview by Nathan Kernan about Jimmy Schuyler requires Nathan Kernan's permission for access; closed until 2020 January 1.


15.5 linear feet (19 boxes)
Correspondence, including with New York School friends and associates, material concerning Joe Hazan, photographs, printed gallery exhibition announcements, reviews, awards, memorabilia, paper palettes, tubes of paint, and objects (vases, kettle, figurines) used in still lifes by Freilicher.

Biographical / Historical

Jane Freilicher was an American painter. Born Jane Niederhoffer in Brooklyn, New York in 1924, she attended Brooklyn College and subsequently studied in the studio of artist Hans Hofmann; there she met the painter Larry Rivers. Leaving the Hoffman studio in 1948, she painted on her own in New York in the 1950s with the friendship and support of the group of New York School artists and writers that included John Ashbery, Nell Blaine, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, and James Schuyler. She began to exhibit her work at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York (N.Y.) in 1952, meeting the painter Fairfield Porter there; she also exhibited at the Fischbach Gallery. She married jazz pianist Jack Freilicher when she was 17; the marriage was annulled five years later. In 1952 she met former dancer Joe Hazan whom she married in 1957. They had one daughter in 1965, Elizabeth Hazan, who also became a painter. Freilicher and her husband built a house in Water Mill (N.Y.).


Minimally processed. Arrangement is original and materials are not fully cataloged. Readers should note that when fully processed, the order of materials may change.

Box list was produced from lists provided by estate; readers are advised to search by keyword.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository, b, pf, vault

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2014M-133. Purchased with funds from the Amy Lowell Trust; received: 2015 May 21.

Related Materials

A collection of Jane Freilicher papers received earlier is cataloged as MS Am 2072.

General note

The bulk of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner
Link to catalog
Freilicher, Jane, 1924-2014. Jane Freilicher additional papers, circa 1938-2014: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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