What is a Catalogue Raisonné?
A catalogue raisonné is a book of all the works by an individual artist. Included for every work should be photographs, sizes, information, and provenance (where the work has been).
Eventually, this website will encompass all of the known works of Richard Kozlow. Since, by his own estimate, the artist completed over a thousand paintings from 1950 to the end of the century, this will be a daunting task. Very incomplete records further complicate the task.
Typically, internet sites which compile an artist's works do so to produce a book for sale. RichardKozlow.net has no commercial goals. Our goals are locating, completing information, and procuring an image for each Kozlow work. We do this to preserve the information for art historians and give more people the opportunity to view Kozlow works.
How are we doing?
We are pleased to report a good beginning for our Richard Kozlow Catalogue Raisonné. Our first phase was to gather initial data and get the website online.
In 2006, we redid with a more sophisticated database providing many new ways to view the works. In 2007, we finally gained access to the dot-com version of our domain. (Although richardkozlow.net still works, we are now richardkozlow.com.)
CURRENT COUNTS in the Catalogue Raisonné research
June,2005 Sept,2005 October,2005 July,2008:
Estimated number of works........................... 1,200
101 115 131 290
Database entries or data additions..................
443 451 471 870
Known titles where images are needed.............
91 97 96 191
Works where improved images are needed.......
70 65 45
Images with title unknown..............................
115 99 104 138
Starting number of images: 254 Current images: 493
We will be updating these COUNTS. Please recognize this as a work in progress. Information is continually being added to the Website, so check back regularly.
As you've no doubt noticed in the catalogue, we have archive-quality images for only a third of the works. For some paintings, we only have a black-and-white photo. (In many cases, we have even scanned a newspaper article or show invitation just to have some record of what a painting looks like.)
We are making steady progress. But, with Kozlow works hanging on walls all over the world, we will never have a complete catalogue without the help of Kozlow owners. Certainly, if you own a Kozlow work, you would like it officially catalogued.
We encourage your interest in this important, historic project and ask you to email any images or information you have about Richard Kozlow to:
Thank you so very much to all the owners who have contacted us with information and images. Also, Richard and Lois Kozlow have really enjoyed hearing from the old acquaintances who have emailed through the site.