The Clyfford Still Museum Archives (CSMA) represent the complete, intact archival materials amassed and created by Clyfford Still during his lifetime. The CSMA contains studio records, photographic materials, personal effects, the artist’s tools and materials, his personal library, and extensive documentation pertaining to the art, career, and life of this important American artist.
Of particular significance is a trove of correspondence between Still and many of the major artists, critics, dealers, museum professionals, and collectors of the Abstract Expressionist era, including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Clement Greenberg, and Peggy Guggenheim. Scholars and general researchers had limited to no access to these materials during the artist’s lifetime, and access was completely denied after the artist’s death in 1980.
In future the Clyfford Still Archives will serve outside research requests; however, at this time the Clyfford Still Museum Archives is closed to the public while we process these materials.
Researchers may submit reference questions or a letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.