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ID: 500094053
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500094053

 

Record Type: Person
Mekas, Jonas (American and Lithuanian filmmaker and poet, 1922-2019)

Note: Filmmaker, curator, archivist, critic and spokesperson for films variously known as experimental, underground, or avant-garde. Beginning in 1958, he wrote a column, Movie Journal, for The Village Voice. He founded the magazine Film Culture with his brother Adolfas Mekas, published quarterly from 1955 to 1996. He co-founded and both the Film-Maker's Cooperative and the Anthology Film Archive. He was active almost entirely in New York City from 1949.

Names:
Mekas, Jonas (preferred,V,index,LC)
Jonas Mekas (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
Lithuanian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
filmmaker
author
poet

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Lithuania (Europe) (nation)
Died:  Brooklyn (New York City, New York state, United States) (borough)

Events:
active:   since 1949  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
colleague of ....  Brakhage, Stan  
......................  (American filmmaker, 1933-2003) [500122419]
colleague of ....  Smith, Jack  
......................  (American filmmaker, 1932-1989) [500350481]
colleague of ....  Warhol, Andy  
......................  (American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker, 1928-1987) [500006031]
founder of ....  Anthology Film Archives  
..................  (American repository, New York City, contemporary) [500303703]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Mekas, Jonas (I)

Biographies:
(American and Lithuanian filmmaker and poet, 1922-2019) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American author, filmmaker, b.1922) ..... [BHA]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(Lithuanian artist, born 1922) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Jonas Mekas ........ [GRISC, MoMA, VP]
........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Mekas, Jonas ........ [BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, MoMA Preferred, VP]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..........................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 890164
..........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
..........................  Weber, Jonas Mekas, New York Times [online] (2019) obit.

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, MoMA, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n90680030
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n90680030
....................  Tomkins, The Scene (1976)
....................  Whitney Biennial Exhibition (2004) 213
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Weber, Jonas Mekas, New York Times [online] (2019) obit.
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