Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Thornton Oakley papers, 1906-1953

Creator:
Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953
Subject:
Arms, John Taylor
Beaux, Cecilia
Brinton, Christian
Este, Florence
Hamilton, John McLure
Harkrider, John
Mechlin, Leila
Morrow, George
Pennell, Joseph
Robinson, Alexander
Artists' War Relief Committee of Philadelphia
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)
Council of Art Organizations of Philadelphia
Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, inc
Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Philadelphia Water Color Club
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3.0 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)
Arrangement:
I.Finding aid. II.Cecilia Beaux correspondence, 1907-1942. III.Research materials for Oakley's biography of Beaux. IV.Florence Este correspondence, 1914-1925. V.Subject files, 1918-1952. VI.Artist files, 1906-1953.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Correspondence, artist files and subject files relate to Oakley's activities as an artist and illustrator, and his involvement with numerous art organizations, including the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Philadelphia Water Color Club, the Artists' War Relief Committee of Philadelphia, and the Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts. Artist files on Cecilia Beaux, Florence Este, John Taylor Arms, John McLure Hamilton, Christian Brinton, George Morrow, Leila Mechlin, John Harkrider, Alexander Robinson, and Joseph Pennell, among others, primarily contain letters. Some also include photographs and printed matter. Four inches of letters from Beaux discuss working habits, portrait commissions, life in Paris, and personal matters. Letters from Este discuss life in France during the war, French artists, exhibitions at the Philadelphia Water Color Club, and Cecilia Beaux. Other material relates to Oakley's mural for the Franklin Institute.
Citation:
Thornton Oakley papers, 1906-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4394-4397 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Brandywine River Museum.
Location of Originals:
Originals in Brandywine River Museum.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Watercolorist and illustrator; Philadephia, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The papers were donated to the Brandywine River Museum by Oakley's daughter, Lansdale Oakley Humphreys. Unfilmed portions of the papers relate to publications, the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, the National Geographic Society, French and Scandinavian organizations, and war relief efforts, among other topics.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Expatriate painters
Illustrators
Painters
Watercolorists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10279
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213434
AAA_collcode_oaklthor
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Art
  • Illustrators
  • Painters
  • Art
  • Illustrators
  • Painters
  • Arms, John Taylor
  • Artists' War Relief Committee of Philadelphia
  • Beaux, Cecilia
  • Brinton, Christian
  • Century Association (New York, N.Y.)
  • Council of Art Organizations of Philadelphia
  • Este, Florence
  • Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, inc
  • Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Hamilton, John McLure
  • Arms, John Taylor
  • Artists' War Relief Committee of Philadelphia
  • Beaux, Cecilia
  • Brinton, Christian
  • Century Association (New York, N.Y.)
  • Council of Art Organizations of Philadelphia
  • Este, Florence
  • Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, inc
  • Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Hamilton, John McLure
  • Archives of American Art