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Edward Fisk papers, 1887-1990

Creator:
Fisk, Edward, 1886-1944
Subject:
Davis, Stuart
Demuth, Charles
O'Neill, Eugene
Stein, Gertrude
Taggard, Genevieve
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft. (on a partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Biographical material, letters, a subject file on Genevieve Taggard, notes and writings, printed material, and photographs. Two biographical accounts and a membership card for the American Artists' Congress; fourteen letters (1929-1990) include 3 from Stuart Davis (1938-1942), one from Charles Demuth (1929), and letters to family members including descriptions of his sister-in-law's meeting with Gertrude Stein and an account of Eugene O'Neill's house being damaged in a storm. A file, 1928-1938, on Genevieve Taggard contains 4 poems and 4 letters by Taggard, 1 letter from Fisk, and an announcement concerning the publication of Taggard's poems. A notebook contains lyrical essays about Taggard and art, a 5 p. account of a day's activities, and notes on art history and design. Other notes and writings include two 17 p. short stories, a 1 p. account of prehistoric monuments in Cornwall illustrated with a map, and notes on line drawing and composition. Printed material consists of clippings (1912-1987) and exhibition announcements and catalogs (1922-1985). Photographs show Fisk with family members (1887-1942) and works of art.
Citation:
Edward Fisk papers, 1887-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4476 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lenders, Milton Fisk and Allie Henricks, after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Painter, printmaker. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Fisk studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design. He studied with Robert Henri, and in Paris with Othon Friege and Pierre Laprade. He also studied in Italy and spent 1933-1934 studying and painting in England. In 1930 he married Lucy Young. He taught at the University of Kentucky from 1926-1944.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming in 1991 by Milton Fisk and Allie Hendricks, Fisk's children.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Art, Modern
Painters
Photographs
Poets
Printmakers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10396
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213772
AAA_collcode_fiskedwa
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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