Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Alfred James Tulk papers, 1923-1986

view Alfred James Tulk papers, 1923-1986 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Tulk, Alfred James, 1899-1988
Subject:
Rambusch (Firm)
Rambusch Glass and Decorating Company
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.5 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:
Photographs, artwork, scrapbooks, and Tulk's autobiography document his career as an artist. Over 160 photographs (ca. 1920's-1980's) depict Tulk and his work. Eighty-three drawings and paintings range from student work at Yale to professional designs for the Rambusch Company and other design firms. Two scrapbooks assembled by Tulk contain reviews and exhibit announcements. His autobiography, describing his two-year residence in West Africa in the 1930's, and a descriptive list of murals painted between 1925-1960 are included among his notes and writings. Letters (1940-1986) are mostly business-related correspondence between Tulk and the Rambusch Company. Clippings (1936-1984) discuss the altar designs Tulk created for ships and camps during World War II and his work for the Rambusch Company. Other materials include a 1985 video-taped interview with Tulk and many copyright certificates for his designs.
Citation:
Alfred James Tulk papers, 1923-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Born in London, England. Tulk received his Bachelors Degree from Yale University in 1923 and his Masters Degree from the University of Guanajualo, Mexico. Mural painting occupied most of his earlier years with commissions in painting, stained glass, and mosaics. He painted over 300 large murals between 1925 and 1954 for theatres, churches, hotels, restaurants, and private homes. During World War II Tulk worked with camouflage and the painting of altar triptychs for U.S. Chaplains in camps and on battleships. From 1960 to 1987 he painted landscapes, portraits, and abstract paintings.
Provenance:
Papers were bequeathed to Tulk's daughter, Sheila Tulk Payne, who donated them to the Archives.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and religion
Art teachers
Christian art and symbolism
Drawings
Glass painting and staining
Interviews
Landscape painters
Landscape painting
Mosaicists
Mural painters
Mural painting and decoration
Painting, Abstract
Photographs
Portrait painters
Scrapbooks
Stained glass artists
Video recordings
Works of art
World War, 1939-1945
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9641
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211849
AAA_collcode_tulkalfr
Theme:
Diaries
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
Additional Online Media:

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Online collections
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Photographs
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Photographs
  • Art
  • Art and religion
  • Drawings
  • Educators
  • Glass
  • Interviews
  • Landscapes
  • Mosaicists
  • Mural painters
  • Mural painting and decoration
  • Art
  • Art and religion
  • Drawings
  • Educators
  • Glass
  • Interviews
  • Landscapes
  • Mosaicists
  • Mural painters
  • Mural painting and decoration
  • Rambusch (Firm)
  • Rambusch Glass and Decorating Company
  • Tulk, Alfred James
  • Rambusch (Firm)
  • Rambusch Glass and Decorating Company
  • Tulk, Alfred James
  • Christians
  • Archives of American Art