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Roger Crossgrove papers, 1888-2012, bulk 1950-2006

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Creator:
Crossgrove, Roger, 1921-
Crossgrove, Roger
Subject:
Avery, Milton
Balkin, Steve
Bearden, Romare
Carle, Eric
Fernández, Justino
Owens, Louis
Perez, Vincent
Pfeiffer, Werner
Schoenherr, John
Smith, Joseph A. (Joseph Anthony),
Torres, Antonia
Zalce, Alfredo
American Artists Group
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pratt Institute
University of Connecticut
Yaddo
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
21.1 linear feet
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:
The papers of Connecticut painter, educator, photographer, and watercolorist Roger Crossgrove measure 21.1 linear feet and date from 1888 to 2012 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1950 to 2006. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, professional files, teaching files, subject files, exhibition files, printed materials, personal business records, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials.
Biographical materials consist of appointment notebooks and planners, awards, calendars, a marriage announcement, and graduate school coursework. Correspondence is with family, friends, colleagues, museums, and galleries. Correspondents include American Artists Group, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and artists Eric Carle, John Schoenherr, Joseph A. Smith, Antonia Torres, and Alfredo Zalce, among others.
Writings and notes include essays, a thesis by Crossgrove, a play manuscript, notebooks, and notes. There are also writings by Justino Fernandez about contemporary Mexican prints. Professional files contain correspondence, printed materials, and notes related to Crossgrove's involvement with various arts organizations, the Yaddo Fellowship, and other professional activities. Teaching files contain documents compiled during Crossgrove's tenure at the Pratt Institute and the University of Connecticut.
Subject files created by Crossgrove about topics of interest, Mexican art, and artists Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, and others contain clippings, exhibition catalogs, and museum publications. Exhibition files are both general and specific. There are files for "Roger Crossgrove Selected Works: Photographs 1978-1993," "Three Decades (1961-1990): Works on Paper and Photographs," and numerous additional exhibitions of Crossgrove's work.
Personal business records document loans and sales of Crossgrove's artwork, purchases of artwork, personal ledgers, and expense lists. Printed materials include clippings, invitations, exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, flyers, gallery and museum publications, periodicals, and posters.
Artwork consists of drawings, illustrations, and monotypes by Crossgrove, as well as photographs by Steve Balkin, and artwork by Louis Owens, Vincent Perez, and Warner Pfeiffer. Eighteen sketchbooks contain drawings and notes by Crossgrove. Photographs and negatives are of Crossgrove, artwork, family and friends, and travel.
Citation:
Roger Crossgrove papers, 1888-2012, bulk 1950-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Roger Crossgrove (1921- ) is a painter, photographer, and educator working at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut and who is best known for his monotype watercolors.
Provenance:
The Roger Crossgrove papers were donated by Roger Crossgrove in 2013.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art teachers
Art, Mexican
Drawings
Illustrations
Painters
Photographers
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Watercolorists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16116
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362335
AAA_collcode_crosroge
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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