Arthur Silverman papers, 1944-2007
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Brief Description: This collection consists of photographs, sketches, designs, plans, correspondence, and other papers of New Orleans sculptor, Dr. Arthur "Art" Silverman. The binders have been assembled by Silverman and his staff to document the creation, installation, and display of his sculptures, jewelry, and other works.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
Email: larc [at]
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 992
Created by: Silverman, Arthur, 1923-
Volume: 3.0 Boxes
Acquired: 11/14/2008.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged as follows: volumes, videotapes, jewelry design sketches, drawings, other papers, a model, posters, and an installation plan. The collection consists of 3 boxes, 30 volumes, 15 videotapes, and 2 oversize folders. It is 12 linear feet.
Biographical Note for Silverman, Arthur, 1923- : Arthur Silverman was born in New York City in 1923. He received both a bachelor's degree (1944) and a medical degree (1947) from Tulane University. Silverman practiced urology for thirty years before becoming a sculptor. He has designed in a variety of scales, from public sculptures that are several stories high to specially- commissioned jewelry, and has exhibited in galleries in New Orleans as well as other cities including San Francisco, Memphis, New York, Chicago, and Atlanta. Public installations in New Orleans include sculptures at the Energy Centre on Poydras Street, Tulane's Uptown campus, Temple Sinai, and the Elysian Fields Sculpture Park adjacent to the University of New Orleans. Silverman has produced more than three hundred sculptures based on the tetrahedron, many of them constructed of aluminum. Silverman retired in 2007. His exhibition, "45 Years of Art" was held in February 2009 at Soren Christensen Gallery in New Orleans.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Aluminum sculpture.
Art, American -- Louisiana -- 20th century.
Geometry in art.
Physicians as artists -- United States.
Public sculpture, American -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Sculptors -- United States -- Louisiana.
Sculpture, American -- Louisiana.
Silverman, Arthur, 1923-
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Contact sheets.
Design drawings.
Exhibition catalogs.
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Technical Access Notes: The collection contains some VHS tapes.
Acquisition Notes: Arthur Silverman.  Gift.
PreferredCitation: Arthur Silverman papers, Manuscripts Collection 992, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group. Revised by LAC Group 8/29/11.