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American Artists Group records, 1934-1965

Creator:
American Artists Group
Subject:
Ahgupuk, George Aden
Anderson, C. W. (Clarence William),
Avery, Ralph Hillyer
Babcock, R. Fayerweather
Bailey, Merrill A.
Bakós, Józef
Barker, Ken
Behncke, Nile Jurgen
Bemelmans, Ludwig
Benton, Thomas Hart
Bohrod, Aaron
Bolton, Clarence
Botke, Cornelius
Botke, Jessie Arms
Boyd, Fiske
Buff, Conrad
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim
Bye, Ranulph
Cook, Howard Norton
Cosgrave, John O'Hara
Curry, John Steuart
Davis, Gladys Rockmore
Denison, Harold
Detwiller, Fred
Dows, Olin
Dubois, Yvonne Pène
Duvoisin, Roger
Dwight, Mabel
Eby, Kerr
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)
Enright, Walter J. (Walter Joseph),
Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert
Freeman, Don
Funk, Tom
Gaige, Richard
Ganso, Emil
Golden, Samuel
Golinkin, Joseph W. (Joseph Webster),
Gordon, Witold
Grant, Gordon
Grant, Vernon
Harmon, Jim
Hatfield, Dalzell
Helik, Peter
Hopper, Edward
Hunt, Peter
Huntley, Victoria Hutson
Jacobs, Elmer
Johnstone, Ralph Wilbur
Kantor, Martha Ryther
Karasz, Ilonka
Kent, Norman
Kent, Rockwell
King, Nettie
Kleiber, Hans
Klitgaard, Georgina
Kloss, Gene
Komroff, Manuel
Kotula, Jo
Kroll, Leon
Kronengold, Adolph
Kuehne, Max
Lahey, Richard
Landacre, Paul
Landon, Edward August
Latham, Barbara
Laughlin, Margaret
Lederer, Wolfgang
Lenski, Lois
Lewicki, James
Loeffler, Gisella
Luce, C. A.
Luneau, Omer Joachim
Markham, Kyra
Marsh, Reginald
Mays, Maxwell
Morris, Dudley
Naegele, Thomas
Nason, Thomas W. (Thomas Willoughby)
Nesbitt, Alexander
Neufeld, Woldemar
Neville, Vera
Newcombe, Warren
Newton, Edith Whittlesey
Nichols, Dale
Nichols, Hobart
Nicolett, Frank L.
Nordmark, Olle
Orozco, José Clemente
Pajaud, William E.
Paull, Grace
Pellew, John C.
Pennoyer, A. Sheldon (Albert Sheldon),
Pescheret, Leon Rene
Petroff, Gilmer
Pike, John
Pitz, Henry Clarence
Plummer, Virginia
Poray, Stan
Prentiss, Tina
Prestopino, Gregorio
Rees, Rosalie
Reynard, Grant T.
Rogers, John
Roland, Conrad
Rönnebeck, Arnold H.
Rose, Ruth Starr
Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg)
Rosenthal, Doris Patty
Ross, Sanford
Ruellan, Andrée
Ruzicka, Rudolph
Sample, Paul Starrett
Santo, Patsy
Sawyer, Helen
Schaldach, William Joseph
Schreiber, Georges
Shane, Fred
Sharp, John
Sheeler, Charles
Sheets, Millard Owen
Shelton, Alphonse Joseph
Shepler, Dwight
Shevis, William
Shokler, Harry
Sinclair, Gerrit Van W.
Slotnick, Mortimer H.
Smith, Bissell Phelps
Soderberg, Ynve Edward
Sternberg, Harry
Thieme, Anthony
Ulreich, Nura Woodson
Vorst, Joseph Paul
Walker, Maynard
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)
Wengenroth, Stow
Wheelock, Warren
Whorf, John
Wickey, Harry
Wiggins, Guy C. (Guy Carleton)
Wiggins, Myra Albert
Wilson, Edward Arthur
Woiceske, Ronau William
Woodward, Stanley Wingate
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.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art
Christmas cards
Greeting cards
Greeting cards industry
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6979
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209108
AAA_collcode_amerartg
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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