Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Jason Seley papers, 1928-2013, bulk, 1929-1983

Creator:
Seley, Jason, 1919-1983
Subject:
Machlin, Sheldon
Guggenheim Fellowship
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.0 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment. Contact Reference Service for more information.
Summary:
Autobiographical notes, correspondence (1948-1983), subject files, personal business records, notes (1951-1976), art works, printed material (1948-1984), audio tapes (1967-1983), and photographs document the life, sculpture, and teaching career of Jason Seley.
Biographical material consists of a career outline, notes for an autobiography. Correspondence is with Seley's wife Clara (1948), his brother Stephen (1964-1982), his friend Clive Crocker (1974-1983), and various friends, colleagues, and students (1949-1983) concerns his family and art-related activities. Eighteen subject files contain letters, printed material, and photographs concerning Seley's works and other projects (1949-1983). Subject files include Haitian Art, 1949 and 1979-1983; New Sculpture Group, 1958-1959; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1964; Casper, Wyoming, 1969-1970; Berlin Correspondence, 1969-1974; Mexico, 1973; Nashville, 1973; U.S.I.A. Correspondence, 1973-1975; Spokane Expo '74 PAS ENCORE, 1972-1974; New Jersey Cultural Council TALISMAN, 1974; Palm Beach Competition, 1974; Sheldon Machlin, 1975; COLLEONI II, 1977-1978; Allentown, 1981-1982; FARNESE HERCULES II, 1980-1982; Bumper art by others, 1975-1977.
Personal business records include five ledgers record expenses (1955-1967). Writings consist of miscellaneous notes, a notebook recording activities as art director at the RCA Institute for a Signal Corps project (1951-1952), and lecture notes (1970-1976). Art works consist of 166 drawings and a sketchbook. Printed material includes clippings (1949-1983) and exhibition announcements and catalogs (1948-1984). Other materials consist of 4 reel-to-reel tapes of a lecture at Cornell on "Aspects of Modern Sculpture" (1967), a discussion between Seley and Jennings (1967), a tape catalog of the "Sound Show" (1969-1970), and an audio cassette of a memorial service for Seley (1983). Photographs, including ca. 1000 slides, show Seley, his family, assistants working in the studio, and his works (1928-1981).
A small addition of material (0.2 linear ft.) compiled by Seley's former assistant, Richard Heinrich, contains mostly posthumous material regarding Seley, including obituaries, a memorial service program, and a proposal for a Seley tribute exhibition. Also included are letters to Heinrich from Seley.
Citation:
Jason Seley papers, 1928-2013, bulk, 1929-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Jason Seley (1919-1983) was a painter and sculptor in New York, N.Y. Seley studied with Ossip Zadkine in New York from 1943-1945 at the Art Students League. From 1947-1949, he sculpted and taught in Haiti at Le Centre d'Art. In 1950, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to France. While abroad, he traveled and saw the famous Andrea del Verrocchio, "Colleoni," which influenced him in 1969-1971 to construct a replica made from automobile bumpers, his preferred medium. He taught at Hofstra, New York University, and was the dean of the art school at Cornell until his death in 1983.
Provenance:
Donated 1984-1985 by Clara K. Seley and in 2013 by by Richard Heinrich, Seley's former assistant.
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art directors
Art teachers
Art, Haitian
Artists' studios
Drawings
Obituaries
Photographs
Sculptors
Sculpture, Modern
Sketchbooks
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8849
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211034
AAA_collcode_selejaso
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Photographs
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Photographs
  • Art
  • Artists' studios
  • Drawings
  • Educators
  • Obituaries
  • Sculptors
  • Sculpture
  • Sketchbooks
  • Slides (photographs)
  • Sound recordings
  • Art
  • Artists' studios
  • Drawings
  • Educators
  • Obituaries
  • Sculptors
  • Sculpture
  • Sketchbooks
  • Slides (photographs)
  • Sound recordings
  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Machlin, Sheldon
  • Seley, Jason
  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Machlin, Sheldon
  • Seley, Jason
  • Haitians
  • Archives of American Art