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Shvetambar Jain Household Shrine Facade With Doorway

Donor Name:
Government Of India  Search this
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Object Type:
Shrine
Place:
Gujarat, India, Asia
Accession Date:
23 Jan 1962
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
240189
USNM Number:
E399340A-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
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Roi Partridge papers

Creator:
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966  Search this
Jacques, Bertha  Search this
Linsky, Elizabeth  Search this
Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963  Search this
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Travelogs
Scrapbooks
Christmas cards
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Notes
Date:
1909-2003
bulk 1909-1984
Summary:
The papers of California printmaker and educator Roi Partridge measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1909-2003, with the bulk of the material dated 1909-1984. Found here are scattered correspondence, notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs. Several of the documents date from the time Partridge was married to photographer Imogen Cunningham, particularly family correspondence and a travel log of family car camping trips to the west. The same travel log documents one sketching trip Partridge made with Eugen Neuhaus.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of California printmaker and educator Roi Partridge measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1909-2003, with the bulk of the material dated 1909-1984. Found here are scattered correspondence, notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs. Several of the documents date from the time Partridge was married to photographer Imogen Cunningham, particularly family correspondence and a travel log of family car camping trips to the west. The same travel log documents one sketching trip Partridge made with Eugen Neuhaus.

General and family correspondence consists largely of incoming letters with some copies and drafts of outgoing letters. General correspondence is mainly professional in nature and documents exhibitions, commissions, teaching, memberships in artists' organizations, and participation in the WPA Public Works of Art Project. A small number of letters from friends concerning personal and social matters are scattered throughout. Among the correspondents are Ansel Adams, Sherwood Anderson, John Taylor Arms, Hollywood Riviera Galleries, Dard Hunter, the Estate of Bertha Jacques [Elizabeth Linsky, executor], National Academy of Design, and Print Makers Society of California. Family correspondence includes letters to Roi Partridge from family members. Letters to Gryffyd's family are from Imogen Cunningham and Roi Partridge; letters from others about family members are also included.

Among the notes and writings are a travel log that documents car camping trips through California and New Mexico taken by Roi Partridge, Imogen Cunningham, and their three sons between 1924 and 1926. The volume also includes Roi's account of a 1926 sketching trip taken with Eugen Neuhaus along the California coast.

A scrapbook contains clippings and feature articles about Roi Partridge, along with exhibition announcements and reproductions. Additional printed material is about or mentions Roi Partridge and his family, Ansel Adams, and Imogen Cunningham. There are also family Christmas cards with reproductions of etchings and drawings by Roi Partridge.

Photographs are of people and art work, including photographs of Roi and May Ellen Partridge, and Donald Bear, the first Director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Janet Lineberger - later Mrs. Gryffyd Partridge - served as his assistant in the early 1940s). There are numerous photographs and negatives of art work by Roi Partridge (with appraisal and catalog information), and a photograph of Peter Blos' portrait of Partridge.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1909-1993 (Box 1; 0.3 linear ft.; reel 5028)

Series 2: Notes and Writings, 1924-1964 (Box 1; 5 folders.; reel 5028)

Series 3: Scrapbook, 1922-1977 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1913-2003 (Box 1; 0.25 linear ft.; reel 5028)

Series 5: Photographs, 1940-1987 (Box 1; 0.3 linear ft.; reel 5028)
Biographical Note:
Roy George Partridge (later known as Roi) was born in Centralia, Washington, in 1888, the son of a newspaper publisher and a pianist mother who accompanied silent films in Seattle movie houses. His mother enrolled him in a drawing and painting course at age 10. By 1907, the family had moved to Kansas where Partridge enrolled in studio courses at the newly established Fine Arts Institute of Kansas City. From there he then went to New York City to study at the school of the National Academy of Design during 1909 and 1910.

In 1910, with an art student friend from Seattle and enough cash to last a month, Partridge traveled to Europe and through a severe economy and by selling his etchings, managed to stay for four years. Between 1910 and 1914, he studied etching with Brockhoff in Munich, and rented a studio in Paris from 1911-1914. Once he had produced a sufficient number of prints, his friends John Butler and Clare Shepard arranged for an exhibition of his work in Seattle. They were assisted by Imogen Cunningham who sent her photo to Partridge and began corresponding with him.

The outbreak of World War I forced Partridge's return to Seattle where he and Imogen Cunningham finally met face to face. They were married within a matter of months. In their early years together, Roi managed to earn a living selling his prints and Imogen worked for Edward S. Curtis, whose photographs of American Indians had not yet achieved recognition. The couple soon produced three sons, Gryffyd and twins Padraic and Rondal. The family soon moved to San Francisco where Partridge worked as an artist in an advertising agency that also employed Maynard Dixon. During this time, he became friendly with the young Dorothea Lange who worked at the shop where Partridge had his film developed. After their marriage, Dixon and Lange established a close, long term friendship with the Partridge family.

In 1920, Partridge joined the faculty of Mills College as an art instructor, teaching design, painting, printmaking, lettering, and photography for 26 years. Partridge was such a popular teacher that the number of art students rose sharply and, for a time, art became the institution's most popular major. He was named chairman of the Art Department in 1923, and served as the first director of the college's art gallery from 1925 through 1935.

While teaching, Partridge remained an active artist and participated in exhibitions throughout the country at venues such as the Honolulu Art Academy, de Young Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Toronto Art Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art. Among the prizes and medals awarded him were: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle (1909), National Academy of Design (1910), Panama Pacific Exposition (1915), Art Institute of Chicago (191), Brooklyn Museum (1921), San Francisco Museum (1921), Los Angeles Museum of Art (1922, 1925, 1929), California Society of Print Makers (1929), and Library of Congress (1943). Partridge is represented in the permanent collections of many museums, colleges, and libraries, among them: Walker Art Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Art, San Diego Fine Arts Society, Milwaukee Art Gallery, Mills College, Scripps College, New York Public Library, and Library of Congress. Partridge also illustrated several books, and The Graphic Art of Roi Partridge: a Catalogue Raisonné by Anthony R. White was published in 1988.

Imogen Cunningham and Roi Partridge, both strong-willed and not given to compromise, divorced in 1934. They reconciled in the 1960s and remained on friendly terms until her death in 1976. Partridge's second wife, Marian Lyman, died in 1940. The following year, he married May Ellen Fisher, a teacher, who survived him.

In addition to his professional activities, Partridge pursued a wide variety of other interests. During the 1920s, he, Imogen, and their boys took numerous camping trips throughout California and New Mexico. With his third wife, May Ellen, he became an avid folk dancer and enthusiastic gardener, raised chickens and chinchillas, and kept bees. They had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii and Japan. In Japan, Partridge expanded his Japanese print collection which was eventually donated to the Mills College Art Gallery.

Roi Partridge died in Walnut Creek, California, on January 25, 1984.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds the papers of Imogen Cunningham, Partridge's first wife, which contain additional Partridge family correspondence and photographs. An untranscribed oral history interview of Roi Partridge conducted by Steve Steinberg in 1980 is also available.
Separated Material:
A portion of the gifts received from Gryffyd Partridge were separated and filed with the Imogen Cunningham papers, some of which had been earlier donated by Gryffyd.
Provenance:
Gryffyd Partridge donated his father's papers to the Archives of American art in 1992 and 1995. A final gift was received from Janet [Mrs. Gryffyd] Partridge in 2003.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of the unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Roi Partridge 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:
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Etchers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travelogs
Scrapbooks
Christmas cards
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Notes
Citation:
Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003 (bulk 1909-1984). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.partroi
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Archives of American Art
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Donald Bear (first Director, Santa Barbara Museum of Art)

Collection Creator:
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 48
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1941
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of the unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Roi Partridge 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.
Collection Citation:
Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003 (bulk 1909-1984). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roi Partridge papers
Roi Partridge papers / Series 5: Photographs / People
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Jan Stussy papers, 1950-1985

Creator:
Stussy, Jan, 1921-  Search this
Subject:
Stussy, Maxine Kim  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7338
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209491
AAA_collcode_stusjan
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209491

Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980, bulk 1870-1930

Creator:
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Subject:
De Forest, Robert W.  Search this
Kemble, Meta  Search this
Culin, Stewart  Search this
Lewis, Anne  Search this
Korzybski, Alfred  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
Heckscher Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Drawings
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Architects  Search this
India  Search this
Interior decorators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7429
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209587
AAA_collcode_defolock
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209587
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Donald Bear papers, 1923-1960

Creator:
Bear, Donald, 1905-1952  Search this
Subject:
Fremantle, Anne Jackson  Search this
Lansner, Jules  Search this
New York World's Fair  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Exhibition catalogs
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8874
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211059
AAA_collcode_beardona
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211059

Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910-1998, bulk, 1950-1967

Creator:
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Subject:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Turnbull, William  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Harwood, June  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Guston, Musa  Search this
Ray, Julie  Search this
Lundeberg, Helen  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Perls, Frank  Search this
Fogg, Adelaide  Search this
Kadish, Reuben  Search this
Brice, William  Search this
Feldman, Eddy  Search this
Adams, Clinton  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Art in America  Search this
Ford Foundation  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
University of Southern California  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts  Search this
Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor  Search this
California Watercolor Society  Search this
Type:
Essays
Works of art
Photographs
Manuscripts
Articles
Poems
Drafts (documents)
Sound recordings
Lectures
Topic:
Craft Horizons  Search this
New York times  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Curators  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9117
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211311
AAA_collcode_langjule
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211311
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978

Creator:
Catherine Viviano Gallery.  Search this
Subject:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Ludgin, Earle  Search this
Dorazio, Piero  Search this
McCray, Porter A.  Search this
Wakabayashi, Kazuo  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso A.  Search this
Seeger, Stanley J.  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence Arthur  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Manrique, César  Search this
Glasco, Joseph  Search this
Myers, John Bernard  Search this
Mabe, Manabu  Search this
Broderson, Robert M  Search this
Rathbone, Perry Townsend  Search this
Dudensing, F. Valentine  Search this
Miró, Joan  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Birolli, Renato  Search this
Callery, Mary  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Barker, Walter  Search this
Tanning, Dorothea  Search this
Fleischman, Barbara G.  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph  Search this
Moyens, H. Marc  Search this
Rosenthal, Bernard M.  Search this
Gopel, Erhard  Search this
Afro  Search this
Valentin, Curt  Search this
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane)  Search this
Sage, Kay  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)  Search this
Bareiss, Walter  Search this
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Cox, Jan  Search this
Viviano, Catherine  Search this
Eisendrath, William N.  Search this
Shapiro, Meyer  Search this
Guerrero, José  Search this
Lerner, Abe  Search this
Krasne, Belle  Search this
Bishop, Elizabeth  Search this
Ernst, Dallas  Search this
Morlotti, Ennio  Search this
Perlin, Bernard  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto  Search this
Gopel, Barbara  Search this
Baker, Richard Brown  Search this
Dorazio, Virginia Dortch  Search this
Minguzzi, Luciano  Search this
Price, Vincent  Search this
Meltzer, Doris  Search this
Genauer, Emily  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Miller, Stephen Robeson  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.  Search this
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
World House Galleries  Search this
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Carnegie Institute  Search this
City Art Museum of St. Louis  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Philadelphia Art Alliance  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
University of Virginia  Search this
Art Club of Chicago  Search this
Des Moines Art Center  Search this
Mary Washington College  Search this
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Yale University.Art & Architecture Library  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11096
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)243136
AAA_collcode_cathvivi
Theme:
The Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Women
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_243136
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An Evening with the Los Angeles Modernists, 1990

Creator:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Hammersley, Frederick  Search this
Engel, Jules  Search this
Benjamin, Karl  Search this
Wayne, June Claire  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Ehrlich, Susan  Search this
Mullican, Lee  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15828
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)291055
AAA_collcode_santbarm
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_291055

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Collection Creator:
Perls, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1954
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records 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.
Collection Citation:
Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records, circa 1920-1983, bulk 1949-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records
Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records / Series 4: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Collection Creator:
Perls, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1957
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records 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.
Collection Citation:
Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records, circa 1920-1983, bulk 1949-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records
Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records / Series 4: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Collection Creator:
Perls, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1974
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records 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.
Collection Citation:
Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records, circa 1920-1983, bulk 1949-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records
Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records / Series 4: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-perlfran-ref1320

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Collection Creator:
Perls, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1953
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records 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.
Collection Citation:
Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records, circa 1920-1983, bulk 1949-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records
Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records / Series 4: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-perlfran-ref594

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Collection Creator:
Perls Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 35, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1968, 1973-1975, 1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Perls Galleries records 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.
Collection Citation:
Perls Galleries records, 1937-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Perls Galleries records
Perls Galleries records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear feet (Box 5-9, 32, 56, OV 40)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1890-1966
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondence in this series is primarily between Walt Kuhn and his professional and personal contacts and spans his entire career. Correspondents include family members, fellow artists, students, dealers, museum and gallery staff, collectors, friends, fans, critics and colleagues. Copies of outgoing correspondence are often present and are interfiled chronologically. Also included is scattered correspondence of Vera and Brenda Kuhn, and correspondence written after Kuhn died that documents his family's efforts to exhibit, sell, and donate his work.

The content of the correspondence ranges from personal and candid to purely transactional. Artists, collectors, dealers, and critics involved in the creation of significant works of art and collections in the early 20th century are represented. An alphabetical index of selected correspondents in this series is provided in the appendix. Another resource for accessing correspondence are the card files in Series 4.8: Notes and Writings, where correspondence with various contacts was indexed by the Kuhns and filed alphabetically by name.

In 1938, Walt and Vera Kuhn wrote and self-published the pamphlet, "The Story of the Armory Show" and sent it gratis to hundreds of interested parties. Among the correspondence from that year are many heartfelt reponses from fellow artists and other witnesses to the 1913 event, including Charles Sheeler, William Glackens, Stuart Davis, André Derain, Henri Roché, Walter Pach, and J.H. du Bois to name just a few.

Kuhn regularly instructed students through the mail with lengthy letters about painting techniques and methods. San Francisco painter Otis Oldfield is represented by over 100 lengthy letters in this subseries. Kuhn's letters to Oldfield, returned at Kuhn's request in 1945 for a publication project that was never realized, are interfiled. Other correspondence students include Patsy Santo, Frank di Gioia, Watson Bidwell, John Bernhardt, John Laurent, Goldie Paley, and Eric Lundgren. See the appendix for dates.

Types of material include letters (sometimes illustrated), postcards, invitations, announcements, and Christmas cards, which are sometimes made of original artwork. Enclosures are often found, such as photographs, clippings, tracings of art work, writings, receipts, passes and membership cards. Some letters indicate enclosures that were previously separated and can be found in other series.

Significant writings enclosed with correspondence include an early vaudeville script written by Kuhn and his friend, Archibald Macnab (1923); drafts of articles about Kuhn by the poet Genevieve Taggard (1931), critic Alan Burroughs (1930), and patron Eloise Spaeth (1950); and an unpublished history of the 1913 Armory Show by Paul Bird (1938). Photographs and photographic postcards are also found throughout the series. Included are photo postcards from Spain and France (1925), and from Arizona and California (1928); and photographs related to Kuhn's work for the Union Pacific Railroad Company (1936, 1938).

Additional correspondence can be found throughout the collection. See individual series descriptions for details.

See Appendix for a list of selected correspondents in Series 4.3.
Appendix: Selected Correspondents in Series 4.3:
The following is a selective list of correspondents represented in Series 4.3: General Correspondence, with cross-references to correspondence in 4.4: Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files and 4.5: Provenance Files. It is not comprehensive. An effort has been made to index regionally and nationally known artists, Kuhn's patrons and students, models, art historians, writers, museum and gallery staff, dealers, and persons known to be well-represented in other collections at the Archives of American Art. Cross-references to existing letters in other parts of the Kuhn papers and Armory Show records are included selectively. Correspondents who have not been indexed include family members, neighbors, business contacts from his theater and vaudeville work of the early 1920s, and from his railroad car design work from 1936 to 1948.

Abeel, Neilson (American-Scandinavian Foundation): 1930 (3 letters)

Abercrombie and Fitch: 1948-1949 (4 letters)

Adair, William Gleason: 1945

Adams, Philip R. (Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts): 1938-1946, 1948-1951 (51 letters; See also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Adams, Ruth Hutchins: 1943-1944 (6 letters)

Albany Institute of History and Art (see MacFarlane)

Aldis, Graham: 1928

American Print Makers (see also Goldsmith, B.K.): 1928 (2 letters)

American Federation of the Arts: 1950 (see also N. Anderson, Messer, Pope, Prior, E. Spaeth)

Ames, Mary (Mrs. John W.; see Goodyear, Mary)

Ames, Winslow (Lyman Allyn Museum): 1934 (3 letters)

Anderson, Nesta (Mrs. A. Scott; American Federation of Arts): 1951-1952 (3 letters)

Anderson, Sherwood: 1928, undated (2 letters)

Angle, Catherine (Mrs. Everett E.; Nebraska Art Association): 1946

Anisfeld, Mara: 1932

Arden Gallery (see Meigs and Smoluchowska)

Arensberg, Walter C.: 1938 (see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Armory Show 50th Anniversary Exhibition (Winslow Carlton): 1963 (see also Henry Street Settlement)

Arnold, Grace (Mrs. Harry Bartley): 1941, 1945 (3 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Art Students League of New York: 1927

Arts Club of Chicago: 1927, 1934, 1956 (6 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Asherman, David: 1936, undated (2 letters including Christmas card with original, signed print)

Austin, Darrel (see also Perls): 1940, 1941 (4 letters)

Bahr, A.W. (Billy): 1923, 1938, 1945, 1947-1949 (7 letters)

Balkan, Edward Duff: 1932

Ballin, Hugo: 1937 (2 letters)

Bangsbergh, Raymond: 1939

Barber, George R.: 1933

Barr, Alfred H. Jr. (Museum of Modern Art): 1929, 1934, 1945 (5 letters)

Barrie, Erwin S. (Grand Central Art Galleries): 1927, 1951 (5 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Barrington, Lewis: 1932

Barry, Bobby (see Provenance Files, "Portrait of Bobby Barry")

Bartlett, Frederic Clay, Jr.: 1939-1940, 1942-1943, 1945, 1947 (7 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Bartley, Louise: 1931

Baur, John I.H. (Brooklyn Museum): 1946 (see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Beals, Ralph A. (New York Public Library): 1949

Bear, Donald (Santa Barbara Museum of Art): 1936-1938, 1945, 1948, 1949 (6 items including Christmas cards with original prints; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Beerbohm, Marvin (Detroit School of Art): 1938

Bell, Janet M. (John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art): 1952 (4 letters)

Belmont, Eleanor R.: 1935 Benjamin, Ruth: 1940

Bernays, Edward L. (see also Doris E. Fleischman): 1928, 1935-1937 (4 letters)

Bernhardt, John: 1948-1950 (4 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files, 1947)

Beuf, Carlo: 1928

Bidwell, Watson (Denver Art Museum): 1936-1940, 1945, 1947, undated (23 letters)

Biesel, C.: 1931-1933, 1935 (5 items including Christmas cards with original prints)

Biesel, Frances (Renaissance Society, University of Chicago; see Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Bird, Isabel (Mrs. Paul): 1940, 1942, 1944 (4 letters)

Bird, Paul: 1938, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1949 (5 letters)

Bissell, Julia A. (Mrs. Alfred E.; Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts): 1946

Bjorkman, Edwin: 1931, 1934, 1941 (3 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Blackie, John Haldam (Vanguard Press): 1928

Bluemner, Oscar: 1932 (see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files, 1930, 1936)

Bliss, Betty: 1931, 1933, 1935 (3 items including Christmas card with original print)

Bloch, E. Maurice: 1949 (3 letters)

Block, Maurice (Huntington Library): 1938

Blount, Rose M. (Denver Art Museum): 1934, 1936, 1938-1939, 1941, 1943, 1949 (8 letters)

Boas, George: 1928

Boissevain, Engen (see Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Bolander, Karl (Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts): 1928

Botkin, Henry: 1937

Bouché, Louis: 1949

Bowman, Eleanor: 1931 (Christmas card with print)

Boyce, Ruth: 1930

Boyer, C. Philip (Mellon Galleries): 1933

Bransom, Paul: 1938, 1949 (2 letters)

Bridaham, Lester B. (Strathmont Museum): 1958

Briggs, Berta N.: 1938

Britt, George ( -- New York World-Telegram -- ): 1938

Brodsky, Harold: 1931-1933, 1935-1939, 1943, undated (16 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Brooklyn Museum: 1930, 1957 (4 letters; see also Baur)

Brown, Adele Smith (Mrs. Philip Stoddard Brown; see Smith, Adele; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Brown, Henry Collins (Museum of the City of New York): 1942

Brown, Margaret E. (Grace Horne Galleries): 1943-1944 (5 letters)

Brown, Rollo Walter: 1928

Bruton, Helen: 1930

Bufano, Remo: 1928

Burroughs, Alan: 1928, 1929, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1941 (13 letters)

Burroughs, Clyde (Detroit Institute of Arts): 1928, 1930, 1938, 1943-1944 (11 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Butler, Roland (Ringling Brothers): 1944

Call, Mary Bradish and Leigh: 1930, 1932, 1935, 1936 (original Christmas cards)

Campbell, Heyworth: 1926

Candler, Duncan: 1927, 1928, 1941 (4 letters)

Canfield, Cass (Harper and Brothers): 1937, 1947-1948 (5 letters)

Cantor, Eddie: 1923

Carlton, Mrs. A.E.: 1952

Carnegie Institute: 1947, 1948 (2 receipts; see also Kepper, O'Connor, Saint-Gaudens; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Carr, Helen Renne (Mrs. Raymond J. Carr): 1946, 1949 (3 letters)

Carroll, John: 1938, 1939, 1941 (3 items, including Christmas card with print)

Carroll, Patricia (Mrs. Anton van Dereck): 1930

Cashin, Bonnie (typed copy): 1947 (see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Catlin, Mimi (Museum of Modern Art): 1948

Chapin, Louise V.: 1943-1944 (12 letters)

Chillman, James (Museum of Fine Arts of Houston): 1928

Clapp, Frederick Mortimer (The Frick Collection): 1938

Clark, Virginia and Marshall: 1932-1935 (4 Christmas cards with original prints)

Clark, Virginia Keep: 1928, 1934 (2 letters)

Clark, Walter L. (Grand Central Galleries): 1930

Clear, Charles Val (Akron Art Institute): 1946

Coates, Dorothy: 1925, 1948 (2 letters)

Coffin, Robert M. (Art Academy of Cincinnati): 1950-1951 (4 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Cook, Helen Fetter: 1931, 1932, 1936, 1938, 1941-1943 (8 items including Christmas cards)

Cooper, Gary and Rocky (Mrs. Gary): 1936-1937 (2 letters)

Connelly, Marc: 1940

Cosgrave, John O'Hara: 1928, 1938 (2 letters)

Crocker, Anna B. (Portland Art Association): 1928

Crowninshield, Frank (Vogue, Art News): 1928, 1932, 1935-1936, 1940-1943, 1946 (13 letters; see also Graham)

Cuneo, Mrs. Rinaldo: 1938, 1940 (3 letters)

Cushing, Lily Emmet (Clark Boyd): 1931, 1942, 1945-1948, 1955 (7 letters)

Cutler, Ann (Hotel Marguery): 1931

Cutler, Carl Gordon: 1939

Cutler, Merritt: 1927, 1928, 1942-1945, 1948, 1963 (10 letters)

Daniel, Harry M.: 1952-1953 (2 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files, 1946)

Davidson, Alfred: 1945

Davies Orchards (David Davies): 1928, 1929 (3 letters)

Davis, Stuart: 1938 (2 letters)

De Bois, J.H. (Kunsthandel en Antiquariaat, Haarlem): 1938, 1939 (3 letters)

Dennis, Jan: undated

Derain, André: 1938

Diamond, Harry: 1948

Di Gioia, Frank: 1931, 1933-1948, 1950, 1953, undated (50 items, including original printed Christmas cards)

Dirks, Rudolph: 1925

Dorgan, T.A.: 1927

Dorl, Theodore: 1929, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1938 (9 letters)

Downs, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar: 1931-1937 (7 Christmas cards with photographs)

Downtown Gallery (see Halpert and Goldsmith)

Duckworth, J. Herbert: 1933, 1934 (6 letters)

Dudensing Galleries Inc. (Richard Dudensing): 1930, 1931, 1932 (4 letters)

East West Gallery: 1929

Eggers, George William (Worcester Art Museum, Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm): 1927, 1929 (4 letters)

Elfers, Herbert (Durand-Ruel, Inc.): 1945, 1947, 1948 (3 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Ellis, Freemont (autograph print, with card from Sally Lewis): [1923]

Ellsworth, Mary Louise: undated

Emery, Irene: 1958 (2 letters)

Ester, Ruth (model): 1944-1945 (6 letters)

Etchison, Bruce (Washington County Museum of Fine Arts): 1951-1953 (22 letters)

Evans, Anne (Denver Art Museum): 1933

Evers, Fred: 1939

Ferrand, Charles: 1919, 1934, 1937, 1940 (3 letters)

Findlay, W.C. Jr. (Findlay Galleries): 1939 (2 letters)

Fischkin, Rose Mary: 1928

Fitzgerald, George F. (model): 1927, 1933 (2 letters; 1 signed "Man From Eden")

Fleischman, Doris E.: 1938

Fliesler, Joseph R.: 1935, 1938, 1949 (3 letters)

Forbes, Edward (Fogg Art Museum): 1928

Force, Juliana (Whitney Museum of American Art): 1929, 1932-1937, 1939-1941, 1943 (21 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Fortune -- (magazine; Deborah Calkins): 1956

Fox, William Henry: 1923, 1937 (2 letters)

Francis, Emily O. (Contemporary Arts): 1935

Francis, Henry Sayles (Cleveland Museum of Art): 1932

Fraenkel, John: 1934, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1953 (8 letters)

Frankel, Robert ( -- The Art News -- ): 1939

Frankenstein, Alfred V. ( -- San Francisco Chronicle -- ): 1940 (2 letters)

Frankfurter, Alfred M.: 1938, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950 (10 letters)

Fraser, Joseph T. (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts): 1947, 1951 (3 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Free, Karl R.: 1935

Freeman, Anna (Whitney Museum of American Art): 1938 (2 letters)

Frey, Erwin F.: 1943, 1945, 1947 (4 letters)

Frueh, Alfred: 1925, 1953 (2 letters)

Freund, Frank E.W.: 1932, 1934-1935, 1938 (7 letters)

Friede, Donald S. (Boni and Liveright Publishers): 1927

Frink, Angelika W.: 1941 (see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Gallagher, Edward J.: 1952

Gallatin, Albert E.: 1927, 1928 (3 letters)

Gardner, Paul (William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art): 1936, 1938-1945, 1947-1950 (26 items including Christmas card with original print; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Gardner, Mrs. William (see Owen)

Garrett, Garet: 1928

Garrett, Alice (Mrs. John Work): 1938, 1939 (5 items, including Christmas card with original photograph)

Gates, Margaret (Studio House, Philips Memorial Gallery): 1935

Genauer, Emily (New York World Telegram): 1947

Gest, J.H. (Cincinnati Museum Association): 1928 (3 letters)

Gise, Margaret (Marie Harriman Gallery): 1938 (see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files and Provenance Files, "Girl in Shako" and "Guide")

Glackens, William and Edith: 1938

Glackens, Edith: 1938, 1941, 1943, 1949, 1950 (7 items, including outgoing letters of condolence when William Glackens died, and response from Edith with account of his last day)

Godwin, Black-More (Toledo Museum of Art): 1932 (2 letters)

Goldsmith, B.K. (American Print Makers, Downtown Gallery): 1928, 1929, 1930 (3 letters)

Goldsmith, Morton R.: 1936

Goodrich, Lloyd (Whitney Museum of American Art; see Provenance Files, "Man with Ship Model")

Goodyear, A. Conger: 1934, 1938, 1941, 1949 (5 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files, and Provenance Files, "Dryad" and "Man From Eden")

Goodyear, Mary (Mrs. A. Conger, also Mrs. John W. Ames): 1936-1942, 1947, 1949, 1954 (44 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Grace Horne Galleries (see M.E. Brown, Littlefield; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Graham, John D.: 1937

Greason, Donald (Deerfield Academy): 1942 (discussing Harry Whitney)

Grossman, Ted (Edwin Booth): 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1951, 1952 (13 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Grumman, Paul H. (Joslyn Memorial Art Museum): 1943

Hagen, Oskar: 1938, 1939 (2 letters)

Hagerman, Percy (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center): 1949

Hale, Dorothea: 1928

Hale, Robert B. (Metropolitan Museum of Art): 1950-1951 (2 letters)

Halpert, Edith (Downtown Gallery): 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 (7 letters; New Year card 1928 printed with collage of Walt Kuhn)

Hall, Porter: 1941, 1942, 1944, 1948 (4 items, including Christmas card)

Hanna, Mark: 1942-1944, 1946-1949 (17 letters)

Hare, Betty (Mrs. Meredith): 1923, 1930-1935, 1939-1941, 1948 (21 letters)

Harper's Bazaar -- (see Kaufman, Snow)

Harriman, Marie: 1946, 1947, 1949, 1958 (4 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Harriman, Mary W.: 1930

Harriman, W. Averell: 1936, 1937, 1939, 1948, 1949 (5 letters)

Harrison, Preston: 1928, 1929, 1930 (to Mrs. Harriman), 1933, 1935 (8 letters)

Harshe, Robert (Art Institute of Chicago): 1928, 1929, 1932 (4 letters)

Hart, George Overbury "Pop": 1926, 1928, 1929, 1932 (6 letters)

Hart, Jean Overbury: 1948 (2 letters)

Hartell, John A. (Cornell University College of Architecture): 1941-1942, 1948 (11 letters)

Hartley, Marsden: 1937 (2 letters)

Hartmann, Sadakichi: 1938, 1939-1943 (8 letters, 1940 letter accompanied by ink drawing)

Harvey, Dorothy Dudley: 1933, 1936 (2 letters)

Hatch, John Davis Jr. (Albany Institute of History and Art): 1938, 1941 (2 letters)

Hatfield, Dalzell (Dalzell Hatfield Galleries): 1940

Haven, Ethel (Museum of Modern Art): 1930 (minutes of board meeting), 1932 (list of names; 2 items; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Hawkins, Frances (Museum of Modern Art): 1943

Hayes, Helen: 1946

Heicher, Joyce: 1941

Heil, Walter (M.H. de Young Memorial Museum): 1943

Hein Antiques: 1931, undated (4 letters)

Henry Street Settlement: 1963

Hess, Thomas: 1953 (Christmas card)

Heun, Arthur: 1930, 1932-1937, undated (9 items, including Christmas cards)

Hitchcock, Thomas Jr.: 1927, 1930, 1934-1937, 1939 (7 items, including Christmas cards)

Hodgson, Daphne: 1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1938, 1939 (15 letters)

Hoffman, Irving: 1947

Hood, Gretchen: 1928, 1934 (2 letters)

Hope, Henry R.: 1948, 1951 (3 letters; see also Provenance Files, "Sliced Loaf")

Howard, Cecil: 1931, 1934, 1936, 1938 (5 letters)

Howe, Mrs. Frederic: 1931, 1933 (3 letters)

Howe, Thomas Carr (California Palace of the Legion of Honor): 1947

Huggins, Wilfrid: 1932

Hunter, E.R. (Norton Gallery and School of Art): 1947

Hutchins, Ruth (see Adams)

Hutton, Ruth: 1931

Ingersoll, R. Sturgis: 1942, 1944, 1951 (4 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files and Provenance Files, "Young Girl")

Javis, Sidney (Museum of Modern Art): 1939 (2 letters)

Jeffreys, Lee: 1931

Jewell, Edward Alden: 1938

Jewett, Eleanor ( -- Chicago Tribune -- ): 1928

Johnson, G.M. (to Vera): 1909 (2 letters)

Johnston, William: 1927

Jonson, Raymond: 1938

Joslyn Memorial Art Museum (see Grumman, Kingman; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Kahn, Otto: 1927, 1928 (2 letters)

Kaltenbach, G.E. (Art Institute of Chicago): 1931

Kanzler, Josephine (Mrs. Ernest): 1945, 1947 (3 items including Christmas card)

Kaufman, Beatrice ( -- Harper's Bazaar -- ): 1935 (2 letters)

Kaufman, George: 1940

Keezer, Dexter M. (Reed College): 1936, 1937, 1941, 1945 (6 letters)

Kelekian, Dikran: 1922-1924, 1933, 1937, undated (9 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Keller, Henry: 1936, 1937, 1938 (3 letters)

Kennedy, Jacqueline: 1961

Kenefick, Theodore G.: 1956

Kennerley, Mitchell (Anderson Galleries, Inc.): 1938, 1941 (4 letters)

Keppel, Frederick P. (Carnegie Corporation): 1938 (2 letters)

Kerr, George F. (Society of Illustrators): 1930 (2 letters)

Kimball, Fiske (The Pennsylvania Museum): 1928, 1939 (2 letters)

Kingman, Eugene (Joslyn Memorial Art Museum): 1951 (4 letters)

Kirsch, Dwight (University of Nebraska Department of Art): 1941, 1943-1944, 1946, 1950, 1953 (9 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Kirstein, Lincoln (Museum of Modern Art): 1932

Kissel, Eleanora: 1928

Kistler, Aline ( -- San Francisco Chronicle -- , -- The San Franciscan -- , M.H. de Young Memorial Museum): 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933 (6 letters)

Klopfer, Donald S. (Random House, Inc.): 1940

Kohl, Dorothy (Philadelphia Art Alliance): 1945 (3 letters)

Komroff, Manuel: 1938

Kravis, Hal: 1936, 1941 (3 letters)

Kunstverein München E.V.: 1930

Kurtzworth, Harry Muir (Los Angeles Art Association, California Academy of the Fine Arts): 1938 (2 letters)

Lahr, Bert: 1948 (see also Provenance Files, "Portrait of Bert Lahr")

Labaudt, Lucien: 1929, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938 (5 items including Christmas card; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Lamb, James E.: 1928, 1930, 1935, 1937 (4 letters)

Larcada, Dick: 1963

Laurent, John: 1947-1950, undated (12 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Laurent, Mimi (Mrs. Robert): 1952

Laurent, Robert (Indiana University): 1923, 1949, 1953 (8 letters; see also Provenance Files, "Black Butterfly")

Lea, Lida Gorwin; 1935-1938, 1942 (8 letters, including Christmas card with original print; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Lenssen, Heidi: 1938, 1943, 1947, 1949-1951, 1963, 1964 (9 letters)

Levy, Adele Rosenwald (Mrs. David M.): 1948

Lewis, Agnes Knox: 1945

Lewis, Sally: 1923, 1939 (3 letters, includes signed print by Ellis Freemont; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Lie, Jonas: 1930

Lindsay, Howard: 1940

Littlefield, William (Grace Horne's Galleries): 1929

Liveright, Horace (Boni and Liveright Publishers): 1928

Lovins, Henry (Hollywood Art Center School): 1938

Luce, Molly: undated (Christmas card with print)

Lundgren, Eric: 1947-1953 (61 letters)

Lustgarten, Samuel (see Provenance Files, "Morning")

MacFarlane, Janet R. (Albany Institute of History and Art): 1958

Macnab, Archibald Leavenworth: 1923 (includes typescript of play "The Sculpting of Money"), 1927, 1929 (2 letters)

MacRae, Elmer: 1939

Mager, Gus: 1938, 1941-1943, 1946 (9 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Mangravite, Peppino (Cooper Union Art Schools): 1941

Mann, Margo (model): 1950

Marie Harriman Gallery (see Harriman, Sardi, Smoluchowska, or Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Matthews, H. L. ( -- The New York Times -- ): 1928

Matthias, Blanche: 1923, 1927, 1929, 1931-1937, 1940-1941 (19 items, including Christmas cards; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

McBride, Henry: 1935

McBride, Mary Margaret (WOR radio): 1940

McCausland, Elizabeth: 1938, 1948 (2 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

McCormick, Chauncey (Art Institute of Chicago): 1938

McCurdy, Edward: 1928

McDaniel, Beatrice (Mrs. Bruce): 1940

McIntyre, Robert: 1931 (2 letters)

McKim, William: 1945

Meigs, Ruth Averell (Arden Gallery): 1929 (2 letters)

Mencken, H.L.: 1945, 1946, 1947 (3 letters; see also Series 4.8: Notes and Writings)

Merrick, James Kirk (Philadelphia Art Alliance): 1945

Messer, Thomas M. (American Federation of Arts): 1952-1954 (5 letters)

Metcalf, Thomas N. (Boston Museum of Modern Art, Inc.): 1938, 1940 (2 letters)

Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1949, 1956 (5 letters; see also Hale, F.H. Taylor, Wehle)

Mellon, Minna (Mrs. Paul): 1946

Millay, Edna St. Vincent (typed copy): 1947 (see also Engen Boissevain in Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Miller, Dorothy C. (Museum of Modern Art): 1943

Miller, Lulu F. (The Hackley Gallery of Fine Arts): 1928

Milliken, William M.: 1936 (2 letters)

Minnigerode, C. Powell (Corcoran Gallery of Art): 1928 (2 letters)

Montclair Art Museum: 1928, 1932 (2 letters)

Montgomery, Gertrude: 1928

More, Hermon (Whitney Museum of American Art): 1933, 1935, 1943, 1948-1950 (8 letters)

Morgan, Agnes: 1938

Morison, David (Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation): 1930

Morley, Grace: 1936, 1937-1939, 1943 (11 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Morse, John (see Provenance Files, "Man and Sea Beach")

Muguruza Otaño, Pedro: 1928

Museum of Art of Ogonquit: 1953 (see also Strater)

Museum of Modern Art (see Barr, Catlin, Haven, Hawkins, Kirstein, D. Miller, Pelles, A. Porter)

Nadelman, Viola M. (Mrs. Elie): 1947

Nankivell, Frank: 1934-1935 (Christmas cards with signed prints)

National Arts Club: 1932

Newhall, Beaumont (Museum of Modern Art): 1938

Nichols, Hobart (National Academy of Design): 1948

Nichols, J.C. (William Rockhill Nelson Trust): 1948

North, Henry Ringling (Ringling Brothers): 1941 (2 letters)

Norton Gallery and School of Art (see Hunter)

Norton, Ralph H. (Norton Gallery and School of Art): 1948

O'Connor, John Jr. (Carnegie Institute): 1943, 1945-1946, 1948 (8 letters)

Oldfield, Otis: 1928-1946, 1948-1949, 1951-1952, undated (111 letters; 1931, 1941, undated include Chritmas cards with print; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

O'Neil, John (University of Oklahoma): 1946

Owen, Ronnie (Mrs. William Gardner): 1941-1942, 1944-1946, 1948-1949 (15 letters)

Owens, Virginia B.( -- Christian Science Monitor -- ): 1943 (2 letters)

Paley, Goldie (Mrs. Samuel): 1941-1942 (2 letters)

Pandolfini, Giuseppi: 1938

Pach, Walter: 1938

Pascin, Jules: 1921

Passedoit, Georgete: 1930, 1931, 1932 (3 letters)

Patterson, Augusta Owen ( -- Town and Country -- ): 1930 (2 letters)

Paxson, Gordon (Syracuse University School of Art; see Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Peat, Wilbur D. (John Herron Art Institute): 1944, 1945 (7 letters)

Pelles, Geraldine (Museum of Modern Art): 1953 (3 letters)

Pelton, Agnes: 1938

Penfield, Louis: 1945, 1947-1949 (5 letters)

Penrose, Julie: 1937, 1948, 1951 (3 letters)

Perkins, Frances: 1949

Perls, Klaus G. (Perls Galleries): 1940

Perrine, Van: 1938

Perry, Mitzi: 1942

Petit, Margaret: 1928, 1931-1933, 1935-1938, undated (13 items including Christmas cards)

Philadelphia Art Alliance (see Kohl, Merrick, Williamson)

Phillips, Duncan: 1927, 1931, 1932, 1939, 1944 (15 letters)

Pinchot, Ruth Pickering: 1932

Poland, Reginald: 1938, 1947-1948 (12 letters)

Pope, Annemarie (American Federation of Arts): 1951 (5 letters)

Porter, Allen (Museum of Modern Art): 1945

Porter, Bruce: 1938

Potter, Fuller: 1933, 1934, 1936, 1944 (6 items including Christmas card)

Pratt, Mrs. Harold Irving; 1934 (2 letters, plus notes from lecture)

Pratt, Julia D.: 1927, 1928 (2 letters)

Pressoir, E.E.: 1928 (Guggenheim application), 1932 (2 letters)

Price, Frederic Newlin (Ferargil Galleries): 1948 (3 letters)

Prior, Harris K. (American Federation of Arts): 1957

Purnell, Lewis M.: 1943

Putnam, Samuel: 1928 (2 letters)

Quinn, John (see also Watson): 1919, 1920, 1921 (5 letters)

Quinton, Cornelia B. Sage (California Legion of Honor): 1928

Randolph, Lee F. (California School of Fine Arts): 1930, 1942 (2 letters)

Raseman, Richard P. (Cranbrook Academy of Art): 1940

Rathbone, Perry T.: 1946

Reber, Gottlieb Friedrich: 1931, 1932, 1933, undated (3 letters)

Redmond, Johnston: 1933

Renne, Otto A.: 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940 (5 letters; see also Carr)

Renwick, Charles S. Jr.: 1945-1946 (2 letters)

Rickey, George: 1937

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey (see Butler and North)

Rivière, Nina S. (Toledo Museum of Art): 1932

Robinson, Edward G.: 1936 (2 letters)

Roché, H.P.: 1928, 1938, 1939 (7 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Rogers, Christopher H. (regarding Francis Rogers): 1930

Rogers, Jane: 1932

Rogers, Meyric (Art Institute of Chicago): 1948 (see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Rogers, Will: [1926]

Roosevelt, Jean S. (Mrs. Philip James): 1928

Rosenberg, Paul (Paul Rosenberg and Co.): 1942, 1946, 1948 (8 letters)

Ross, Leola: 1928, 1931, 1935, 1936, 1937 (5 items including Christmas cards)

Rossiter, Henry P.: 1928

Rothschild, Howard: 1927

Roullier, Alice F. (Arts Club of Chicago): 1925, 1927, 1933, 1941 (8 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Rousseau, Théodore: 1935

Rumsey, Mary H. (Mrs. C.C.): 1930, 1934-1936, 1938, 1940, 1945, 1949, undated (11 items including Christmas card and receipts for paintings sold)

Ryan, Beatrice Judd (Beaux Arts Galerie): 1928, 1929 (4 letters)

Saint-Gaudens, Homer (Carnegie Institute): 1931, 1933, 1940, 1946-1949 (18 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Saklatwalla, Ann: 1944-1945 (2 letters; see also Provenance Files, "Bareback Rider")

Saklatwalla, B.D.: 1928, 1930-1936, 1941 (2 letters, 7 Christmas cards containing prints, 1931 print signed Jean Crotti)

Salinger, Jehanne Bietry: 1928-1930, 1933, 1935, 1946-1948 (includes signed print by Harry Wickey; 17 letters)

Salons of America: 1923, 1924

Salpeter, Harry ( -- Esquire -- ): 1936-1938 (6 letters)

Sanborn, Robert Alden: 1945

Sands, Mary (Museum of Modern Art): 1930

Sanger, Helen: 1948-1950, 1953, 1963 (16 letters)

Sanger, Margaret (American Birth Control League, Inc.): 1928

Santa Barbara Museum of Art (see Bear, Steele, Story; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Santo, Patsy: 1937-1946, 1948-1949, 1953 (103 letters, some illustrated)

Sardi Gina, Anne (Marie Harriman Gallery): 1941-1942, 1947, 1949 (6 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files and Provenance Files, "Girl in Shako" and "Guide")

Schlesigner, Louis: 1949

Schmit, Waldo (Smithsonian Institution): 1936-1949

Schulte, Antoinette: 1932-1938 (8 items, including Christmas card with original print)

Seiberling, Frank Jr. (Toledo Museum of Art): 1943, 1946 (3 letters)

Seymour Halpern Associates: 1945

Shapiro, Meyer: 1938

Sharkey, Alice M. (Whitney Museum of American Art): 1944

Shaw, Marjorie: 1930 (Christmas card with woodblock print)

Sheeler, Charles: 1938 (See also Series 4.2: Walt Kuhn Letters to Family)

Shostac, Percy (Labor Division, Greater New York Fund): 1941

Shyrock, Burnett H.: 1938 (4 letters)

Siple, Walter H. (Cincinnati Art Museum): 1938, 1942, 1945 (4 letters)

Skeoch, Mary E.: 1934-1936, 1938 (8 letters)

Skira, Alfred: 1932 (5 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files, 1933)

Smith, Adele (Studio House, Philips Memorial Gallery, Museum of Modern Art Gallery of Washington): 1935, 1938, 1939 (5 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Smith, Cecil: 1937-1938 (3 letters)

Smith, Gordon M. (Currier Gallery of Art): 1950

Smoluchowska, Donia (Arden Gallery, Marie Harriman Gallery): 1929, 1932 (3 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Snow, Carmel ( -- Harper's Bazaar -- ): 1935, 1941 (2 letters)

Spaeth, Eloise (Mrs. Otto L.; Dayton Art Institute, American Federation of Arts, The Guild Hall): 1943-1953, 1960, undated (50 letters)

Spaeth, Otto: 1943 (4 letters)

Spier, LaSalle (brother of Vera Kuhn): 1914-1963

Spingarn, Amy (Mrs. Joel Elias): 1938 (2 letters)

Sprague, Marshall (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center): 1948 (2 letters)

Steele, Mary Oldfield (Santa Barbara Museum of Art): 1953-1954 (4 letters)

Stendahl, E.L. (Stendahl Art Galleries): 1939 (3 letters)

Stetson, Carroll: 1932

Stickney, Dorothy (Mrs. Howard Lindsay): 1941

Stinson, Eugene: 1928

Story, Ala (Santa Barbara Museum of Art): 1954 (2 letters)

Stout, George L.: 1952

Strain, Gertrude: 1935

Stransky, Joseph: 1927

Strater, Henry (Museum of Art of Ogonquit): 1953-1954 (4 letters)

Stroh, Earl W.: 1942 (2 letters)

Studio House (see Gates, Law, Smith)

Swartz, Susan (Art Institute of Zanesville, Ohio): 1943-1944 (7 letters)

Swope, Herbert Bayard: 1949

Sykes, Maltby (Alabama Polytechnic Institute): 1946

Taggard, Genevieve: 1930, 1931, 1933, 1941, undated (13 letters)

Tanner, Ethel: 1930 (Christmas card with woodblock print)

Taylor, Bertrand: 1945

Taylor, Francis Henry (Metropolitan Museum of Art): 1949 (see also Provenance Files, "Blue Clown")

Taylor, Henry White: 1938

Taylor, Olive (Mrs. Bertrand): 1944-1946, 1948-1949, undated (14 letters)

Teague, Virginia (Mrs. R.L.): 1951 (2 letters)

Teigen, Peter (Princeton University School of Architecture): 1928, 1929 (2 letters)

Thayer, Ellen ( -- The Dial -- ): 1927, 1928 (2 letters)

Thompson, Mark B.: 1934, 1935, 1937 (3 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Thorp, George G. (American Federation of Arts): 1947

Toledo Museum of Art (see Godwin, Rivière, Seiberling)

Toler, Sidney: 1941

Todd, Bianca: 1929, 1933, 1934 (3 items including Christmas cards with original prints)

Trovato, Joseph (Munson-Williams-Proctor-Institute): 1946, 1949 (2 letters)

Tucker, Allen: 1938

Turney, Winthrop: 1924

Tyson, Carroll: 1934

Underwood, Gilbert Stanley (architect): 1938, 1948 (5 letters)

Valentiner, Dr. W.R. (Detroit Institute of Arts): 1945

Valez, Dr. Xavier de: 1934

Venendi, Mario: 1949 (3 letters)

Vidar, Frede: 1936

Vreeland, Mr. and Mrs. Francis (Toby and Marion): 1934-1938 (6 letters)

Wadsworth, Alice (Mrs. James W.): 1940, 1941, 1942, 1945 (8 letters)

Waida, Robert: 1928

Waldron, James M. K. (Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery): 1936, 1937, 1961 (3 letters)

Walker, Maynard: 1946, 1948-1949, 1951-1952, 1955, 1961 (10 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files and Provenance Files, "Guide" and "Veteran Acrobat")

Ward, William: 1949

Washburn, Gordon B. (Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art): 1945

Watkins, C. Law (Studio House, Phillips Memorial Gallery): 1933 (2 letters)

Watson, John (for John Quinn): 1914, 1921 (2 letters), 1938

Watson, Nan: 1928, undated

Wear, Verna (Mortimer Brandt Gallery): 1943 (2 letters)

Weber, Max: 1938

Weber, W.: 1928

Wehle, Harry B. (Metropolitan Museum of Art; see Provenance Files, "Girl in Uniform")

Weibel, Adèle (Detroit Institute of Arts): 1938

Weigel, Paul: 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937 (4 letters)

Weinberger, Alfred: 1931

Weir, Ernest and Mary: 1945 (2 letters)

Weng, Siegfried R. (Dayton Art Institute): 1943 (2 letters)

Werner, M.R.: 1928

Weston, Edward: 1928-1930, 1932-1933, 1935, 1937-1938, 1941 (9 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Wetmore, Edith: 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932-1936 (16 items including Christmas cards)

White, Frances M.: 1945

Whiting, F.A. Jr. ( -- Magazine of Art -- ): 1938

Whitney, Harry: 1942 (see also Greason and Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Whitney Studio Galleries (see also Force): 1929

Whitney Museum of American Art (see Force, Free, More, Freeman, Sharkey, Goodrich)

Wilder, Mitchell A. (Colorado Springs): 1946-1953 (75 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Wilenski, R.H.: 1938, 1939, 1945-1946 (8 letters)

Williams, Adele (Women's club of Richmond): 1930

Williamson, Ada (Philadelphia Art Alliance): 1927, 1928, 1945, 1949 (19 letters; see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts (see Bissell)

Wilson, Henry J.: 1950

Winser, Beatrice: 1935, 1940 (7 letters)

Woelfle, Arthur M.: 1914 (see also Selected Gallery and Exhibition Files)

Woelfle, Georgiana: 1936, 1937, 1963 (3 letters)

Wood, Stanley: 1928

Zayas, Marius de: 1934, 1939, 1947, 1948 (10 letters)

Zügel, Heinrich von: 1904
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kuhnwalt, Subseries 4.4
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Frederick Hammersley papers

Creator:
Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Hoshour Gallery  Search this
L.A. Louver Gallery  Search this
Modernism (Gallery)  Search this
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)  Search this
Benjamin, Karl  Search this
Brice, William, 1921-2008  Search this
Chuey, Robert  Search this
Hammersley, Anna Westberg  Search this
Hammersley, Harold  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
McLaughlin, John, 1898-  Search this
Nowells, Lu  Search this
Stone, Susie  Search this
Extent:
34.75 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Drawings
Greeting cards
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Interviews
Photographs
Lectures
Prints
Essays
Sketchbooks
Lecture notes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Designs
Visitors' books
Awards
Place:
Europe -- description and travel -- photographs
Date:
circa 1860-2009
bulk 1940-2009
Summary:
The papers of Los Angeles Abstract Classicist painter and educator Frederick Hammersley measure 34.75 linear feet and date from circa 1860-2009, bulk 1940-2009. The papers contain biographical materials, 32 diaries, family and professional correspondence, personal business and financial records, estate records, writings, graphic design projects, teaching files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and works of art.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Los Angeles Abstract Classicist painter and educator Frederick Hammersley measure 34.75 linear feet and date from circa 1860-2009, bulk 1940-2009. The papers contain biographical materials, 32 diaries, family and professional correspondence, personal business and financial records, estate records, writings, graphic design projects, teaching files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and works of art. 2015 and 2018 additions include a diary possibly written by Hammersley's mother, photograph albums and photographs, sketches and block prints, computer printouts, and hand painted grid color boxes used by Hammersley in teaching color theory.

Biographical materials include resumes and biographies, calendars, military records, family genealogies, school records, high school and college yearbooks, and awards. There are also sound and video recordings of talks, interviews, and television appearances. Scattered materials relating to Hammersley's parents, Anna Westberg Hammersley and Harold Hammersley, are also found in the series.

Correspondence consists of letters from family and close friends as well as business correspondence with collectors and professional art associations. Family correspondents include Hammersley's immediate family and aunts and cousins. Additional noteworthy correspondents include fellow artists Karl Benjamin, William Brice, Robert Chuey, Rico Lebrun, and John McLaughlin, among others.

There are 23 diaries written by Frederick Hammersley dating from 1935-2008, with a gap spanning 1954-1972. Also found are six diaries written by Harold Hammersley dating from 1940-1959 and three by Anna Hammersley from 1909-1965.

Hammersley's writings include college class notes, essays, poetry, lecture notes, grant applications, and proposals. There are also sound recordings of lectures and talks as well as drafts and a final copy of an article published in the journal Leonardo in 1970.

Teaching files consist of class lecture notes, student evaluations, and grade books for classes likely taught at Pomona University and the Chouinard Art Institute.

Graphic design projects contain materials from Hammersley's company Handsome Cards for which he designed greeting and holiday cards. Also included are various freelance designs and draft designs for exhibition catalogs. General financial and business records focus on Hammersley business relationships and transactions with galleries and museums and his efforts to promote his art. Galleries and museums represented in the files include Modernism Gallery (San Francisco), L.A. Louver Gallery (Venice, California), and Hoshour Gallery (Albuquerque). This series also contains tax returns and expense ledgers. Also found are scattered materials from the household of Anna and Harold Hammersley.

Estate records are found for Frederick Hammersley, Susie Hammersley Stone, Anna and Harold Hammersley, Frederick Hammersley Sr., Mrs. E. Hammersley, Maude Eliza Hammersley, Dorothy Hutchinson Hammersley, and Basil Edward Pratt. These files include wills and yearly financial reports.

Printed material consists of newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and printed copies of Hammersley's graphic designs. The series is extensive and contains clippings and exhibition material that represents Hammersley's entire career as an artist. Also found are packets of printed materials created by Hammersley to represent the careers of his friends and colleagues.

Scrapbooks consist of eleven "scrapfiles," postcard albums, and clippings scrapbooks created by Frederick Hammersley and Anna Hammersley. Scrapfiles refers to the original title created by the Hammersleys. Frederick's scrapbooks contain clippings of art, criticisms of his work, and news mentions of his career. Anna's scrapbooks contain one postcard album and 4 scrapbooks and scrapfiles of news clippings relating to subjects of her personal interest.

Photographs include snapshots of Hammersley; images of Hammersley with family and friends; travel photographs, many of them taken in Europe during World War II; photographs of exhibitions; and photographs of Hammersley's artwork. Most of the photographs were labeled and dated by Hammersley. There are six photo albums created by Frederick Hammersley and four albums compiled by his parents Harold and Anna Hammersley.

Artwork consists of Hammersley's sketchbooks, drawings, and paintings from high school and college classes, designs for exhibition catalogs, and cards and printouts for his computer drawings series. Also included are geometric color studies on panel and artwork for a bank mural proposal from 1977. Drawings and design work by Susie Stone, Hammersley's sister are also included, as well as two works by Lu Nowels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 12 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1919-2008 (2.5 linear feet; Box 1-3, 31, 33, 37)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1900-2009 (3.1 linear feet; Box 3-6, 37)

Series 3: Diaries, 1909-2008 (2.1 linear feet; Box 6-8, 37)

Series 4: Writings, Lectures, and Notes, circa 1940-2009 (0.6 linear feet; Box 8-9, 37)

Series 5: Teaching Files, circa 1950-1993 (0.2 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 6: Graphic Design Projects, circa 1945-1980 (0.4 linear feet; Box 9-10, 31)

Series 7: Personal Business and Financial Records, 1897-2008 (3.2 linear feet; Box 10-13, 24, 33, 35, 37)

Series 8: Estate Records, 1898-2001 (0.7 linear feet; Box 13, 24, 37)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1945, 2011 (3.6 linear feet; Box 13-17, 31, 37, 42, OV45)

Series 10: Scrapbooks, circa 1890-1960s (3.3 linear feet; Box 17-18, 25-29)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1860s-2007 (10.7 linear feet; Box 18-23, 29-31, 37-43)

Series 12: Artwork and Artifacts, 1934-2009 (3.2 linear feet; Box 22, 31-32, 35, 38, 42, 44, OV46-56)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, graphic designer, and educator Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009) spent most of his career in Los Angeles and New Mexico. He is closely associated with the hard-edge abstraction painting style of the Abstract Classicists of Southern California.

Hammersley was born on January 5, 1919 to Anna Westberg and Harold Hammersley in Salt Lake City, where his father worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior. The family lived in Utah and Idaho before finally settling in San Francisco. Hammersley attended the University of Idaho and later enrolled in the Academy of Advertising Art in San Francisco. In 1940, Hammersley began taking classes at the Chouinard Art Institution in Los Angeles.

Hammersley's studies were interrupted by World War II military service from 1942 to 1946. He was stationed first in Paris as a draftsman in the Signal Corp and was eventually promoted to Army sargeant in the Office of Military Government in Berlin. While in Paris, he visited Picasso's studio several times and also took classes at the Ècole des Beaux Arts at the end of the war. When he returned home in 1946, the GI Bill subsidized his final year of study at Chouinard, now the California Institute of Arts, and three years at the Jepson Art Institute in Los Angeles.

Hammersley made his living as an art professor in California for twenty years, where he taught at the Jepson Art Institute and Pomona College in Claremont. He moved to Albuquerque after accepting a teaching position at the University of New Mexico in 1968. In 1971, Hammersley resigned his teaching position and devoted himself to painting.

Hammersley's reputaton as a painter began in 1948 when one of his small paintings was accepted in an annual exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 1958, several of his works were included in the seminal exhibition Four Abstract Classicists, organized by Jules Langsner and Peter Selz and shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Hammersley, and fellow painters Lorser Feitelson, Karl Benjamin, and John McLaughlin, were dubbed the "hard-edged painters," whose style consisted of flat, colored geometric shapes that were a sharp contrast to the more popular Abstract Expressionism. The label stuck and in the mid 1970s, Hammersley submitted several works of art for a show called L.A. Hard Edge, a show that featured art from the 1950s and 1970s.

During the late 1970s and 1980s, Hammersley exhibited in several one-man shows, including at L.A. Louver in Venice, California, the Hoshour Gallery in Albuquerque, and the Corcoran in Washington, D.C. In 2000, the Laguna Art Museum presented a traveling exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Sante Fe, and the Pomona College Museum of Art organized a retrospective in 2007. His work is in museum collections across the country, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Hammersley died in 2009 at the age of 90. He was survived by his sister, Susie Hammersley Stone.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Tamara Webster papers relating to Frederick Hammersley.
Provenance:
Frederick Hammersley donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in nine accessions from 1974 to 2008. The Frederick Hammersley Foundation donated additional papers in 2012, 2015, and 2018 via Executive Director Kathleen Shields.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Frederick Hammersley 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 Mexico  Search this
Color in art  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art teachers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Drawings
Greeting cards
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Interviews
Photographs
Lectures
Prints
Essays
Sketchbooks
Lecture notes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Designs
Visitors' books
Awards
Citation:
Frederick Hammersley papers, circa 1860-2009, bulk 1940-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hammfred
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Archival Repository:
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Rico Lebrun

Artist:
Dudley Saltonstall Carpenter, 26 Feb 1870 - 15 May 1955  Search this
Sitter:
Rico Lebrun, 10 Dec 1900 - 9 May 1964  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
32cm x 18.2cm x 24cm (12 5/8" x 7 3/16" x 9 7/16"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1946
Topic:
Rico Lebrun: Male  Search this
Rico Lebrun: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Rico Lebrun: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Rico Lebrun: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Rico Lebrun: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
Rico Lebrun: Visual Arts\Artist\Animator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Website: www.sbmuseart.org/
Object number:
66.48
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
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Rico Lebrun

Artist:
Rico Lebrun, 10 Dec 1900 - 9 May 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Rico Lebrun, 10 Dec 1900 - 9 May 1964  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
40.8cm x 30.6cm (16 1/16" x 12 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1940
Topic:
Rico Lebrun: Male  Search this
Rico Lebrun: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Rico Lebrun: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Rico Lebrun: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Rico Lebrun: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
Rico Lebrun: Visual Arts\Artist\Animator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Website: www.sbmuseart.org/
Object number:
50.5.1
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
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Elk Foot

Artist:
Joseph Henry Sharp, 1859 - 1953  Search this
Sitter:
Elk Foot, 1875 - 1975?  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
37.5cm x 49.8cm (14 3/4" x 19 5/8"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1903-1912
Topic:
Elk Foot: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Website: www.sbmuseart.org/
Object number:
1980.101 SBMA
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
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