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Andrée Golbin papers

Identifier: KA-0019-01


After graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1943, Andrée Golbin (1923-2006) led a long career as a painter, graphic artist and illustrator. Serving as art director for Mademoiselle magazine in the early 1950s, Golbin also created artwork for a diverse list of clients, including several modern dance companies, Henri Bendel, and American Cyanamid. This collection contains examples of Golbin's drawings and completed projects.


  • 1947 - 1996



0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box, 7 oversize folders)

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Scope and Contents of Collection

The collection includes artwork, biographical materials, clippings, and printed materials. Artwork in the collection consists exclusively of commercial illustrations for children's books, newspapers, and magazines in pen, marker and watercolors. The Illustrations series also includes reversals.

Printed materials and publications include a variety of brochures, catalogs and pamphlets; magazine clippings; posters and mailers; and a set of Christmas greeting cards, in addition to illustrated books for which Golbin contributed drawings. Clients range from American Cyanamid (marketing Formica) and the American Bilt-Rite Rubber Corporation to Henri Bendel and other fashion-related firms. Golbin also created promotional materials for the Alwin Nikolais, Erick Hawkins, and Murray Louis dance companies. Her work for Mademoiselle magazine is represented by folders, posters, and proofs promoting advertising in the publication and the magazine's College Clinics in the 1950s.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use. Please contact for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives. Please contact:

Biographical note

Ruth Andrée Golbin (she later omitted Ruth) was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1923. She immigrated to the United States and, in 1943, graduated with a degree in Advertising Art from Parsons School of Design. She also studied at the Art Students League, the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, and the New School for Social Research. In 1979, Golbin returned to Parsons as a drawing instructor.

Golbin worked as an art director for Mademoiselle magazine, a painter, and a book and magazine illustrator. She contributed artwork to a number of children's books as well as to the New York Times gardening section. She specialized in abstract paintings and realistic illustrations of the natural world.

Andrée Golbin died in 2006.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized in 3 series: 1. Biographical materials; 2. Illustrations 1950s-1970s; 3. Printed materials and publications, 1947-1990

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Andrée Golbin, 1996. Children's book donated by PJ Carlino, 2010.

Related Materials

A related collection of materials created by Andrée Golbin and her husband Don Raymond David are held by the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art.

Guide to the Andrée Golbin papers
New School Archives and Special Collections Staff
October 11, 2010
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