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I LOVE MRS BUBBY

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1943
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8694
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Waldo Peirce letters, 1943
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8694

Waldo Peirce to Sally Jane Davis

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Davis, Sally Jane  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1943 April 25
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5717
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Waldo Peirce letters, 1943
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5717
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Portrait of Abraham Walkowitz [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1943-1944
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0010600
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_10600

Waldo Peirce photograph album

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Hemingway, Ernest  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Albums
Place:
Me.
Date:
1903-1956
Topic:
Artists with their pets  Search this
Families  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9357
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Waldo Peirce papers, 1903-1970
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9357

Dorothy Varian papers

Creator:
Varian, Dorothy, 1895-1985  Search this
Names:
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Karfiol, Bernard, 1886-1952  Search this
Klienert, Herminie  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Marshall, Lenore, 1897-1971  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Schulte, Antoinette E., 1897-1981  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1902-1984
Summary:
The papers of painter Dorothy Varian date from circa 1902 to 1984 and measure 2.3 linear feet. This collection documents Varian's life primarily through scattered biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, artists and art galleries; personal business records; a few writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material; photographs of Varian, her friends, and artwork; and original sketches by Varian and fellow artist Peggy Bacon.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Dorothy Varian date from circa 1902 to 1984 and measure 2.3 linear feet. This collection documents Varian's life primarily through scattered biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, artists and art galleries; personal business records; a few writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material; photographs of Varian, her friends, including Peggy Bacon, Alex Brook, Bernard Karfiol, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and artwork; and original sketches by Varian and fellow artist Peggy Bacon.

Varian's earliest correspondence is with her mother and her cousin Jessie, detailing her life as an artist in Paris. Also found is extensive correspondence with with Peggy Bacon, Hermine Kleinert, Lenore G. Marshall, Waldo Pierce, Katherine Schmidt, Antoinette Schulte, and the Renoir family.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1920-1980 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1917-1981 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, 1940s-1960s (3 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1931-1984 (9 folders; Box 1)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1916-1981 (0.5 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1902-1961 (13 folders; Boxes 2-3)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1912-1924 (11 folders; Boxes 2-3)
Biographical / Historical:
Dorothy Varian (1895-1985) was a painter in New York City, and Woodstock, NY. Varian was born in New York City on April 26, 1895; daughter of Eugene W. and Helen Estelle Varian. She dropped out of high school at 15 and entered Cooper Union where she graduated with honors. After Cooper Union she attended the Art Students League. While a student she inadvertently won first and second prize in a local art contest sponsored by movie producer, William Fox. She used the prize money to rent her first studio in Woodstock.

In 1920, her cousins Jessie and C. Vanderbilt Barton provided her the means to study in Paris. Varian's first one-man show was held in 1922 at the Durand-Ruel Galleries in Paris. A close friend of Varian's during this time was Jean Renior, son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Within the first year after she returned permanently to the United States, Varian had exhibitions at the Whitney Club, Whitney Galleries, and the Downtown Galleries. Edith Halpert, director of the Downtown Galleries became Varian's art dealer. Varian used the money from her work to buy a home in Woodstock which became her primary painting studio. The majority of her circle was formed during her time at the Art Students League and during her years in Paris. Varian also met many artists who were living and working alongside her in Woodstock. Throughout her life, she stayed in contact with many of these friends including Peggy Bacon, Alex Brook, Georgina Klitgaard, Frederick Dana Marsh, Lenore G. Marshall, and Waldo Pierce.

Varian worked primarily with watercolor and oil painting. Varian's work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Galleries, Carnegie International, Whitney Museum of American Art, Association of American Artists Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, and several universities across the country. Over the course of her career, Varian held fifteen solo exhibitions and received many awards including the Kuniyoshi Award in 1975. Varian died in 1985 at the age of 90.
Related Materials:
Also found in this repository is an interview of Dorothy Varian conducted 1980 Dec. 6-7, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in installments by Dorothy Varian in 1972, 1978, and 1981. An additonal installment was donated in 1986 by the Dorothy Varian estate, via Robert Plate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Dorothy Varian papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Dorothy Varian papers, circa 1902-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.varidoro
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Dorothy Varian papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-varidoro

Waldo Peirce letters, 1943

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Sally Jane  Search this
Peirce, Alzira  Search this
Topic:
Watercolorists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10422
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213809
AAA_collcode_peirwall
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213809

Summer [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0126274
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126275

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0126275
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126276

Mother and Child [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1947
Image number:
JUL J0126273
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126274

Waldo Peirce: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF003350
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_142154

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1935
Image number:
JUL J0072194
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_72195

Unser Kent / by W. P. ; with a portrait of the author by Rockwell Kent, 1930

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Topic:
Illustration of books  Search this
Watercolorists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10423
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213810
AAA_collcode_peirwauk
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213810

Waldo Peirce

Author:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Physical description:
[63] p. illus. 16 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1945
[c1945]
Call number:
N40.1.P3685A5
N40.1.P3685A5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_310362

Waldo Peirce : a retrospective exhibition / catalog prepared at Colby College, April 1965 ; designed by Ian L. Robertson

Author:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
Call number:
ND237.P34 A4 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_645330

Waldo Peirce, a new assessment, 1884-1970 : exhibition organized by the Art Collection, University of Maine at Orono, November 16, 1984-January 25, 1985 / introd. and catalog commentaries by Diana Emery Hulick ; essay by Robert F. Brown

Author:
Hulick, Diana Emery  Search this
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Maine
Date:
1984
1984]
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
ND237.P34 A4 1984
N40.1.P3685H9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640305

Waldo Peirce papers, 1903-1970

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Peirce, Ellen Larsen  Search this
Hemingway, Ernest  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Eastman, Max  Search this
Peirce, Alzira  Search this
Peirce, Michael  Search this
Thomas, Elbert  Search this
Peirce, Jonathan W.  Search this
Peirce, Anna Gabrielle  Search this
Peirce, William  Search this
American Ambulance Corps (Paris, France)  Search this
Topic:
Watercolorists  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7101
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209234
AAA_collcode_peirwald
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209234

Billy the Kid, (painting)

Painter:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Billy the Kid  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Maine Art Gallery Orono Maine 04473
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 18430023
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_258771

Jim's Daughter, (painting)

Painter:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Maine Art Gallery Orono Maine 04473
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 18430024
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_258772

Quarter Horses, (painting)

Painter:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Maine Art Gallery Orono Maine 04473
Topic:
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 18430027
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_258775

Searsport Vs Maine State Prison, (painting)

Painter:
Peirce, Waldo 1884-1970  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Maine Art Gallery Orono Maine 04473
Topic:
Recreation--Sport & Play  Search this
Control number:
IAP 18430028
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_258776

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