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American Artists Group records, 1934-1965

Creator:
American Artists Group
Subject:
Gaige, Richard
Grant, Gordon
Sawyer, Helen
Smith, Bissell Phelps
Rogers, John
Benton, Thomas Hart
Dwight, Mabel
Walker, Maynard
Lahey, Richard
Pajaud, William E.
Barker, Ken
Dubois, Yvonne Pène
Detwiller, Fred
Bakós, Józef
Hopper, Edward
Helik, Peter
Prentiss, Tina
Sternberg, Harry
Bohrod, Aaron
Pellew, John C.
Bolton, Clarence
Schreiber, Georges
Newcombe, Warren
Markham, Kyra
Klitgaard, Georgina
Reynard, Grant T.
Botke, Cornelius
Eby, Kerr
Santo, Patsy
Neufeld, Woldemar
Mays, Maxwell
Neville, Vera
Soderberg, Ynve Edward
Anderson, C. W. (Clarence William),
Wengenroth, Stow
Golden, Samuel
Petroff, Gilmer
Kotula, Jo
Wiggins, Guy C. (Guy Carleton)
Ross, Sanford
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim
Shevis, William
Johnstone, Ralph Wilbur
Sample, Paul Starrett
Babcock, R. Fayerweather
Cosgrave, John O'Hara
Poray, Stan
Harmon, Jim
Ulreich, Nura Woodson
Kleiber, Hans
Nesbitt, Alexander
Shane, Fred
Luneau, Omer Joachim
Gordon, Witold
Bemelmans, Ludwig
Curry, John Steuart
Ruzicka, Rudolph
Kloss, Gene
Orozco, José Clemente
Komroff, Manuel
Pike, John
Whorf, John
Rönnebeck, Arnold H.
Morris, Dudley
Kent, Norman
Lenski, Lois
Sharp, John
Hunt, Peter
Pescheret, Leon Rene
Plummer, Virginia
Kuehne, Max
Woiceske, Ronau William
Ganso, Emil
Lederer, Wolfgang
Kent, Rockwell
Cook, Howard Norton
Naegele, Thomas
Duvoisin, Roger
Roland, Conrad
Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg)
Woodward, Stanley Wingate
King, Nettie
Wickey, Harry
Sinclair, Gerrit Van W.
Botke, Jessie Arms
Grant, Vernon
Hatfield, Dalzell
Funk, Tom
Freeman, Don
Karasz, Ilonka
Jacobs, Elmer
Rose, Ruth Starr
Ahgupuk, George Aden
Davis, Gladys Rockmore
Enright, Walter J. (Walter Joseph),
Wheelock, Warren
Latham, Barbara
Vorst, Joseph Paul
Golinkin, Joseph W. (Joseph Webster),
Sheets, Millard Owen
Luce, C. A.
Nicolett, Frank L.
Slotnick, Mortimer H.
Landon, Edward August
Shokler, Harry
Kronengold, Adolph
Kroll, Leon
Landacre, Paul
Pennoyer, A. Sheldon (Albert Sheldon),
Pitz, Henry Clarence
Schaldach, William Joseph
Loeffler, Gisella
Prestopino, Gregorio
Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert
Paull, Grace
Nason, Thomas W. (Thomas Willoughby)
Rees, Rosalie
Denison, Harold
Bailey, Merrill A.
Nichols, Dale
Shepler, Dwight
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)
Laughlin, Margaret
Rosenthal, Doris Patty
Dows, Olin
Nordmark, Olle
Kantor, Martha Ryther
Bye, Ranulph
Nichols, Hobart
Shelton, Alphonse Joseph
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)
Wiggins, Myra Albert
Boyd, Fiske
Marsh, Reginald
Lewicki, James
Thieme, Anthony
Ruellan, Andrée
Newton, Edith Whittlesey
Avery, Ralph Hillyer
Behncke, Nile Jurgen
Huntley, Victoria Hutson
Buff, Conrad
Sheeler, Charles
Wilson, Edward Arthur
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
12 microfilm reels.
Unmicrofilmed: 0.4 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence, photographs, clippings, biographical data on artists, press notices, Christmas cards, and publications documenting the organization's attempt to provide a market for artists affected by the Depression by using original work for greeting cards.
REELS NAGI-NAG12: Correspondence is between Samuel Golden, director, and artists whose work was sought. Among the correspondents are George Ahgupuk, C.W. Anderson, Ralph Avery, R. Fayerweather Babcock, Merrill A. Bailey, Jozef Bakos, Ken Barker, Nile Jurgen Behncke, Ludwig Bemelmans, Thomas H. Benton, Aaron Bohrod, Clarence Bolton, Cornelius Botke, Jessie Arms Botke, Fiske Boyd, Conrad Buff, Charles E. Burchfield, Ranulph Bye, Howard N. Cook, John O'Hara Cosgrave, John Steuart Curry, Gladys R. Davis, Harold Thomas Denison, Frederick K. Detwiller, Olin Dows, Yvonne Pène Dubois, Roger Antoine Duvoisin, Mabel Dwight, Kerr Eby, Louis M. Eilshemius, W.J. Enright, Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, Don Freeman, Tom Funk, Richard Gaige, Emil Ganso, Joseph Webster Golinkin, Witold Gordon, Gordon Grant, Vernon Grant, Jim Harmon, Dalzell Hatfield, Peter Helik, Edward Hopper, Peter Hunt,
Victoria Hutson Huntley, Elmer Jacobs, Ralph Johnstone, Ilonka Karasz, Norman Kent, Rockwell Kent, Nettie King, Hans Kleiber, Georgina Klitgaard, Gene Kloss, Manuel Komroff, Jo Kotula, Leon Kroll, Adolf Kronengold, Max Kuehne, Richard Lahey, Paul Hambleton Landacre, Edward Landon, Barbara Latham, Margaret Laughlin, Wolfgang Lederer, Lois Lenski, James Lewicki, Gisella Loeffler, C. A. Luce, Omer Luneau, Kyra Markham, Reginald Marsh, Maxwell Mays, Dudley Morris, Thomas F. Naegele, Thomas W. Nason, Alexander Nesbitt, Vera Neville, Woldemar Neufeld, Warren Newcombe, Edith Newton, Dale Nichols, Hobart Nichols, Frank L. Nicolet, Olle Nordmark, Jose Clemente Orozco,
William E. Pajaud, Virginia Plummer, Grace Paull, John C. Pellew, A. Sheldon Pennoyer, Leon Pescheret, Gilmer Petroff, John Pike, Henry C. Pitz, Stan Poray, Tina Prentiss, Gregorio Prestopino, Rosalie Rees, Grant Reynard, John Rogers,Conrad Roland, Arnold Ronnebeck, Ruth Starr Rose, James N. Rosenberg, Doris Rosenthal, Sanford Ross, Andree Ruellan, Rudolph Ruzicka, Martha Ryther,Paul Sample, Patsy Santo, Helen Sawyer, William J. Schaldach, Georges Schreiber,Frederick Shane, John Sharp, Charles Sheeler, Millard Sheets, Alphonse Shelton, Dwight Shepler, William Shevis, Harry Shokler, Gerrit V. Sinclair, Mortimer Slotnick, Bissell Phelps Smith, Yngve Edward Soderberg, Harry Sternberg, Anthony Thieme, Nura Ulreich, Joseph P. Vorst, Maynard Walker, Heinz Warneke,Stow Wengenroth, John Whorf, Warren F. Wheelock, Harry H. Wickey, Guy Wiggins, Myra A. Wiggins, Edward A. Wilson, Ronau W. Woiceske, Stanley W. Woodward, and others.
UNMICROFILMED: A portfolio of 106 Christmas cards, with the evelopes and original packing materials, printed and distributed by the American Artists Group in 1935. This is a nearly complete set (missing only two cards) and the first set published by the group. Also included are three publications: "Handbook of the American Artists Group," 1935, "Original Etchings, Lithographs, and Woodcuts Published by the American Artists Group," 1937, and "Ten Years, A Christmas Card Adventure," ca. 1944
Citation:
American Artists Group records, 1934-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels NAG 1 through NAG 12 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels NAG1-NAG12: Originals returned to American Artists Group after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Greeting card company. Founded 1934; New York, N.Y. One of its aims was to popularize contemporary American art by publishing fine reproductions of original etchings, lithographs, drawings and paintings on greeting cards.
Provenance:
Materials on reels NAG1-12 lent for microfilming by the American Artists Group, 1966-1968. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1994 by Allen P. Golden, son of Samuel Golden who founded the American Artists Group.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Greeting cards industry
Art
Christmas cards
Greeting cards
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6979
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209108
AAA_collcode_amerartg
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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