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Isabella Howland papers, 1899-1979

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Creator:
Howland, Isabella, 1895-1974
Subject:
Bacon, Peggy
Bywaters, Jerry
Dehn, Adolf Arthur
Force, Juliana
Gershoy, Eugenie
Greenbaum, Dorothea S.
Halpert, Edith Gregor
Strater, Henry A.
Watson, Forbes
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.1 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of painter, sculptor, caricaturist, and portraitist Isabella Howland measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1899-1979. Correspondence makes up about a third of the collection, with the remainder comprised of biographical material, writings, printed material, photographs, and artworks.
Correspondence is found between Isabella Howland and other artists or dealers. Among these are Eugenie Gershoy, Henry Strater, Edith Halpert, Peggy Bacon, Forbes Watson, Jerry Bywaters, Adolph Dehn, and Dorothea Greenbaum. Letters from Juliana Force, the first director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, are present. Many invitations to exhibit are included. The collection includes a small number of letters with Howland's family. She maintained written communication with several individuals over decades.
The biographical material contains Isabella Howland's handwritten notes and typed documents about her life. Some legal documents and financial records are present. The writing series includes her story 'Willy Nilly' with accompanying illustrations of animals, in addition to some other writings. The artwork series includes sketches and sketchbooks from childhood into adulthood. Photographs include images of Howland as well as her paintings and portraits.
Citation:
Isabella Howland papers, 1899-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Isabella Howland (1895-1974) was a painter and sculptor who lived and worked in New York City.
Provenance:
Donated between 1975-1976 by Mrs. Martha Craig and Barbara Summer. Three photographs of works of art were donated by Eugenie Gershoy in 1979.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Caricaturists
Painters
Photographs
Portrait painters
Sculptors
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7813
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209979
AAA_collcode_howlisab
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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