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The Elsey School Furniture Company from The American stationer.

Language:
English
Type:
Prints
Place:
Springfield (Mass.)
Publication Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1881
Publication Date:
1881
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
School desk  Search this
Desk  Search this
Education  Search this
United States  Search this
Children  Search this
Student  Search this
Patent  Search this
Elsey School Furniture Company  Search this
Furniture  Search this
Publisher:
Redman & Kenny
Image ID:
SIL-39088008205510_americanstatione91881newy_0386_crop
Catalog ID:
458449
Rights:
No Copyright - United States
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See Wonder
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:silgoi_104049

Christian School in Ibaraki

Artist:
Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水 (1883 - 1957)  Search this
Publisher:
S. Watanabe Color Print Co.  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 9.1 x 13.8 cm (3 9/16 x 5 7/16 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1930's
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
koban  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
school  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.1010
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with artist
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.1010

The Buddha: "I was led unto the schools. I knew more than the teachers."

Artist:
Odilon Redon, 1840 – 1916  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph, black ink on India paper
Type:
figures
Print
Object Name:
Print
Designed in:
France
Date:
1895
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. James O. Green
Accession Number:
1953-8-1
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1953-8-1

Reuben Tam papers

Creator:
Tam, Reuben  Search this
Names:
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum of Art  Search this
Coe Kerr Gallery  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Andrews, Dorothy, 1918-2008  Search this
Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980  Search this
Nesjar, Carl, 1920-  Search this
Solomon, Hyde, 1911-  Search this
Extent:
8.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Prints
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Drawings
Date:
1931-2006
Summary:
The papers of landscape painter and educator Reuben Tam measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2006. The papers document his career as a painter in New York, Maine, and Hawaii through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, art organizations, schools, and galleries; diaries, poetry, and other writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material; photographs; artwork, including seventeen sketchbooks; and eight scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of landscape painter and educator Reuben Tam measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2006. The papers document his career as a painter in New York, Maine, and Hawaii through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, art organizations, schools, and galleries; diaries, poetry, and other writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material; photographs; artwork, including seventeen sketchbooks; and eight scrapbooks.

Biographical material includes school documents, records of his tenure as an instructor at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School, artwork consignment and sales records, and slides and accompanying audio cassette recording of the "Reuben Tam Show" about his work as an artist on Monhegan Island, Maine.

Correspondence is with family, fellow artists, including William Kienbusch and Hyde Solomon, as well as art organizations, schools, and museums, such as Brooklyn Museum of Art School, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Maine Coast Artists group, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Also found is correspondence with the three galleries which represented his work: Downtown Gallery, Alan Gallery, and Coe Kerr Gallery.

The collection includes five bound diaries as well as diary entries written by Reuben Tam on loose sheets of paper, primarily documenting the 1940s. Other writings include drafts of poetry, one notebook, miscellaneous notes, and essays by others.

Printed material consists of school publications, exhibition catalogs and announcements for solo and group shows, brochures, flyers, magazines, bulletins, and news clippings. Eight scrapbooks found in this collection also include newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, as well as event invitations, membership cards, and letters, documenting 40 years of Reuben Tam's career.

Photographs are of Reuben Tam, Tam with friends and family, and artwork. One photograph album contains photographs from Tam's visits to Maine from 1946 to 1948, and includes photographs of fellow artists Hyde Solomon, Carl Nesjar, Dorothy Andrews, and William Kienbusch. Artwork in the collection includes prints, drawings, and watercolors as well as seventeen large sketchbooks documenting the coastal landscape of Monhegan Island, Maine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1934-1993 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-2006 (Box 1-4; 3.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1932-1974 (Box 4-5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1939-1987 (Box 5; 7 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1935-1997 (Box 5-6, 9; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1930-1990 (Box 6-7, 9; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1936-1975 (Box 7, 9-10, OV 11; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1938-1978 (Box 7-8; 0.9 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Reuben Tam (1916-1991) was a landscape painter and educator in New York, Maine, and Hawaii. Tam was born in Kapaa, Hawaii, in 1916. He received a degree in education in 1937 from the University of Hawaii and was briefly a public school teacher before attending graduate courses at the California School of Fine Arts. In 1941 he moved to New York and took courses in art history and philosophy at the New School for Social Research and Columbia University. Tam became affiliated with the Downtown Gallery in 1945 and was a prolific exhibitor in national and regional shows, winning critical praise as an abstract landscape painter. In 1948 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and first exhibited in the National Academy's annual exhibition in 1947.

Tam was an instructor at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School from 1946 to 1974. While there he taught advanced studies in painting and was chairman of the graduate painting department. He also served as a visiting professor at Oregon State University, Haystack, and Queens College, CUNY.

Beginning in 1948, Tam and his wife, Geraldine, spent summers at their home and studio on Monhegan Island, Maine. Tam's work was deeply influenced by coastal landscapes both in Maine and in his native Hawaii. In 1981 he and his wife moved back to Kapaa, Hawaii, where he continued to paint and exhibit his new works until his death in 1991.
Related Materials:
Reuben Tam papers, 1958-1966, are also located at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Scrapbooks were lent for microfilming 1970 by Reuben Tam and were subsequently donated in 2009 along with additional papers by Geraldine King Tam, Reuben Tam's widow.
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.
Rights:
The Reuben Tam 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 -- Maine  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- Hawaii  Search this
Educators -- Maine  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- Hawaii  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Prints
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Drawings
Citation:
Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tamreub
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Reuben Tam papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tamreub
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Barbizon School Artists

Publisher:
Avery, Samuel Putnam  Search this
Graphic artist:
Ferris, Stephen James  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 17.5 cm x 9.5 cm; 6 7/8 in x 3 3/4 in
plate: 20 cm x 13.5 cm; 7 7/8 in x 5 5/16 in
sheet: 40.5 cm x 30.5 cm; 15 15/16 in x 12 in
Object Name:
Print
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1883
Subject:
Portraits  Search this
Credit Line:
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
ID Number:
GA.14508
Accession number:
94830
Catalog number:
14508
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Ferris Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1001962

School of carp

Artist:
Ito Sozan 伊藤総山 (1884 - ?)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 13.5 × 37.6 cm (5 5/16 × 14 13/16 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
carp  Search this
Japan  Search this
nagaban  Search this
yoko-e  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.368
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.368

Stairway,Divinity School, Oxford

Object Name:
print
Type:
print
Made in:
England
Accession Number:
1956-172-5
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1956-172-5

Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970

Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Subject:
Wolcott, Marion Post  Search this
Martin, John Bartlow  Search this
Robbins, Jerome  Search this
Ferry, W. Hawkins  Search this
Nakashima, Marian  Search this
Lee, Russell Werner  Search this
Nakashima, George K.  Search this
Rodman, Selden  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Delano, Jack  Search this
Vachon, John  Search this
Baskin, Leonard  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur  Search this
Dugan, Alan  Search this
Soby, James Thrall  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Gusten, Theodore  Search this
Lionni, Leo  Search this
MacLeish, Archibald  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Kingman, Dong  Search this
Francis, Arlene  Search this
Friendly, Fred W.  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley  Search this
Williams, William Carlos  Search this
Odets, Clifford  Search this
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Topic:
Awards  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Prints  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6935
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209064
AAA_collcode_shahben
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209064
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The Parting Of School Chums

Artist:
Mizuno Toshikata 水野年方 (1866-1908)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 21 x 30.2 cm (8 1/4 x 11 7/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1906
Topic:
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
friends  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.1504
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.1504

School Days

Photograph by:
Jamel Shabazz, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Printed by:
Sunshine Color Lab, American  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 10 1/8 × 13 11/16 in. (25.7 × 34.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 1/16 × 14 in. (28.1 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
portraits
digital prints
Place depicted:
Downtown, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1982; printed 2010
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Identity  Search this
Photography  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jamel Shabazz
Object number:
2014.84.15
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jamel Shabazz
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
"Back in the Days"
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.84.15
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Smithsonian Resident Associate Program Tenth Anniversary 1975

Artist:
Gene Davis, American, b. Washington, DC, 1920–1985  Search this
Medium:
Silkscreen on paper
Dimensions:
39 15/16 x 29 7/8 in. (101.4 x 75.8 cm)
Type:
Print
Date:
(1975)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Smithsonian Resident Associates, 1975
Accession Number:
75.16
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_75.16

Rampant

Artist:
Jacob Kainen, American, b. Waterbury, Connecticut, 1909–2001  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
30 1/8 X 23 IN. (76.5 X 58.4 CM.)
Type:
Print
Date:
1973
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Mrs. Beuford Cole, Eugene, Oregon, 1977
Accession Number:
77.231
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_77.231

Dr. Mabuse

Artist:
Jacob Kainen, American, b. Waterbury, Connecticut, 1909–2001  Search this
Medium:
Etching and aquatint on paper
Dimensions:
SHEET: 25 7/8 X 19 3/4 IN. (65.7 X 50.2 CM.) PLATE: 19 13/16 X 16 IN. (50.3 X 40.6 CM.)
Type:
Print
Date:
1976
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Mrs. Beuford Cole, Eugene, Oregon, 1977
Accession Number:
77.232
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_77.232

The Last Fling

Artist:
Jacob Kainen, American, b. Waterbury, Connecticut, 1909–2001  Search this
Medium:
Color lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
33 3/8 X 24 9/16 IN. (84.8 X 62.3 CM.)
Type:
Print
Date:
1975
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Mrs. Beuford Cole, Eugene, Oregon, 1977
Accession Number:
77.233
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_77.233

Hesperus

Artist:
Jacob Kainen, American, b. Waterbury, Connecticut, 1909–2001  Search this
Medium:
Color lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
24 X 31 13/16 IN. (61.0 X 78.3 CM.)
Type:
Print
Date:
1974
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Mrs. Beuford Cole, Eugene, Oregon, 1977
Accession Number:
77.234
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_77.234

Power Play

Artist:
Jacob Kainen, American, b. Waterbury, Connecticut, 1909–2001  Search this
Medium:
Color lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
SHEET: 24 1/16 X 31 5/8 IN. (61.1 X 80.3 CM.) IMAGE: 20 1/4 X 28 IN. (51.4 X 71.1 CM.)
Type:
Print
Date:
1974
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Mrs. Beuford Cole, Eugene, Oregon, 1977
Accession Number:
77.235
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_77.235

Untitled

Artist:
Gene Davis, American, b. Washington, DC, 1920–1985  Search this
Medium:
Color serigraph on paper
Dimensions:
37 3/8 X 34 1/16 IN. (94.9 X 86.4 CM.)
Type:
Print
Date:
(1980)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Smithsonian Resident Associates, 1980
Accession Number:
80.114
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_80.114

In The Park

Artist:
George Wesley Bellows, American, b. Columbus, Ohio, 1882–1925  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
17 1/4 X 21 3/8 IN. SIGHT (43.8 X 54.3 CM.)
Type:
Print
Date:
(1916)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.308
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
American Realism (Ashcan School)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.308

Between The Rounds

Artist:
George Wesley Bellows, American, b. Columbus, Ohio, 1882–1925  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
SHEET: 22 3/16 X 18 1/8 IN. IRREG. (56.2 X 46.0 CM.) IMAGE: 18 1/8 X 14 11/16 IN. IRREG. (45.9 X 37.3 CM.)
Type:
Print
Date:
(1916)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.309
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
American Realism (Ashcan School)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.309

The White Hope

Artist:
George Wesley Bellows, American, b. Columbus, Ohio, 1882–1925  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 16 5/8 x 20 7/8 in. (42.2 x 53 cm) image: 15 x 19 in. (38 x 48.2 cm)
Type:
Print
Date:
(1921)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.310
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
American Realism (Ashcan School)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.310

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