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Special exhibitions of work by the following artists : paintings by John W. Alexander : sculpture by Chester Beach : paintings by California artists : paintings by Wilson Irvine : paintings by Edward W. Redfield : paintings, drawings and sketches by Maurice Sterne

Title:
Special exhibitions
Author:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Subject:
Alexander, John White 1856-1915  Search this
Beach, Chester 1881-1956  Search this
Irvine, Wilson Henry 1869-1936  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis 1869-1965  Search this
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1916
[1916]
20th century
19th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6510 .S64 1916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_528713

Elsie Driggs papers

Creator:
Driggs, Elsie, 1898-1992  Search this
Names:
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts  Search this
Heckscher Museum  Search this
Montclair Art Museum  Search this
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Wichita State University  Search this
Yale University. Art Gallery  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Daniel, Charles, 1878-1971  Search this
Sanford, Cynthia Holthusen  Search this
Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1924-1979
Summary:
The scattered papers of New York City painter Elsie Driggs date from 1924 to 1979 and measure 0.2 linear feet. Included are correspondence, writings by Driggs, personal business records, printed materials, and portrait and family photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The scattered papers of New York City painter Elsie Driggs date from 1924 to 1979 and measure 0.2 linear feet. Included are correspondence, writings by Driggs, personal business records, printed materials, and portrait and family photographs.

Correspondence includes letters from the Baltimore Museum of Art, Adelyn Breeskin, Alexander Brook, Edward Bruce, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, dealer Charles Daniel, Heckscher Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Newark Musuem, Cynthia Sanford, Francis Steegmuller, Maurice Stern, Jenny Strauss, Walker Art Center, Wichita State University, and Yale University Art Gallery.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1924-1979 (3 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Writings and Notes, circa 1960 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1964-1979 (1 folder; Box 1)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1964-1978 (1 folder; Box 1)

Series 5: Photographs, 1925-1961 (4 folders; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Elsie Driggs (1898-1992) was a New York City Precisionist painter, curator, and art critic.

Born in Connecticut, Elsie Driggs attended the Art Students League in New York City. She traveled through Italy where she found inspiration from the works of Piero Della Francesca. After settling in New York City, she became active in the Precisionist movement, which reacted to skyscrapers and other modern building projects. Later in her career, she painted watercolors under the federal Public Works of Art project. Driggs was married to fellow artist Lee Gatch.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history interview with Elsie Driggs conducted by Francine Tyler October 30-December 5, 1985.
Provenance:
Elsie Driggs donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several accretions between 1963 and 1980.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Elsie Driggs 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:
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Elsie Driggs papers, 1924-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.drigelsi
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Elsie Driggs papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-drigelsi

Olin Dows letters

Creator:
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1938-1949
Summary:
This small collection of letters to and from painter and arts administrator Olin Dows measures 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1938 to 1949. The letters primarily document his work as director of the Treasury Relief Art Project, as an admistrator for the American Federation of Arts, and his work as a war artist. Much of the correspondence is with arts administrators Edward Bruce and Forbes Watson.
Scope and Content Note:
This small collection of letters to and from painter and arts administrator Olin Dows measures 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1938 to 1949. The letters primarily document his work as director of the Treasury Relief Art Project, as an admistrator for the American Federation of Arts, and his work as a war artist. Much of the correspondence is with arts administrators Edward Bruce and Forbes Watson.

Much of the correspondence is from 1941. Also of note is correspondence relating to the controversy over one of Maurice Sterne's murals for the Justice Department in 1940 and efforts to form a "Corps of Pictorial War Correspondents" in 1942. Some letters include attached documents including exhibition lists, announcements, news clippings, and reports.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series:

Series 1: Olin Dows Letters, 1938-1949 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Olin Dows (1904-1981) was a painter and arts administrator; he primarily lived and worked in Rhinebeck, New York. Dows was born in Irvington-on-Hudson, NY. He graduated from Harvard University in 1926 and also studied at the Yale School of Fine Arts. In 1935 he was appointed director of the Treasury Relief Art Project, funded by the Works Progress Administration. In 1938 he painted a series of murals for the post office in Rhinebeck, NY, and in 1941 painted murals for the post office in Hyde Park, NY. From 1938 to 1941 Dows was on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Arts. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Engineers Corps and was commissioned as a war artist, covering the European Theater of Operations. An exhibit of works produced by this project was held in 1944, entitled "The Army at War." Dows was discharged from the army in 1945. A book of his watercolors, Franklin Roosevelt at Hyde Park, was published in 1949.
Related Material:
Also at the Archives of American Art is an interview of Olin Dows conducted on October 31, 1963, by Harlan Phillips.
Provenance:
Letters were donated in 1962 by Olin Dows; the provenance of one letter (on microfilm reel 2803) is unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Olin Dows letters 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:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Citation:
Olin Dows letters, 1938-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dowsolin
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Olin Dows letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dowsolin

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

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099097
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99098

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

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099109
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99110

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

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099110
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99111

Bali Dancing Children [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099111
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99112

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

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099112
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99113

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

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099113
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99114

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

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099114
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99115

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

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099115
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99116

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

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099116
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99117

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

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099117
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99118

Dodge, Mabel, Head [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099118
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99119

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

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099119
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99120

Dodge, Mabel [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099120
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99121

Dodge, Mabel [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099121
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99122

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

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099122
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99123

Dodge, Mabel [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099123
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99124

Hindu Beggar-Twins [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Sterne, Maurice 1878-1957  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0099124
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_99125

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