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Jason Schoener papers, 1952-1996

Creator:
Schoener, Jason, 1919-1997
Subject:
Arbuthnot, Nancy Prothro
Schoener, Virginia
Weber, Max
Zorach, Marguerite
Zorach, William
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft. (144 items)
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:
Correspondence (143 letters, 1952-1988, many addressed to Jason and Virginia) includes 85 letters from Schoener's uncle, William Zorach and his wife Marguerite, discussing daily events, family matters, and offering advice on Schoener's carreer. There is also a letter from Max Weber thanking Schoener for the handmade cufflinks "that were made by one who loves and creates beauty." Also found is the 1996 publication "An American Artist in World War II: Jason Schoener at Eniwetak" by Nancy Arbuthnot, which recounts the Schoener's experiences and reproduces his paintings from his navy commission during the last year of WWII.
Citation:
Jason Schoener papers, 1952-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Sculptor, ceramist, painter, educator; Oakland, California. Born 1919. Schoener graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and also studied at Case Western Reserve, the Art Students League of New York, and Columbia University. He and his wife, Virginia, settled in the San Francisco Bay area in 1953. Schoener was a longtime professor at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. During his Navy service in WWII, Schoener produced a series of watercolors which became the subject of a publication by Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot in 1996. He exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Jason and Virginia Schoener.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and war
Ceramicists
Decorative arts
Painters
Sculptors
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6645
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215960
AAA_collcode_schojaso
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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