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Administering culture : a personal experience Frank Aig-Imoukhuede

Author:
Aig-Imoukhuede, Frank  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Aig-Imoukhuede, Frank  Search this
National Council for Arts and Culture (Nigeria)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
2012
20th century
Topic:
Arts administrators  Search this
Arts, Nigerian  Search this
Cultural policy  Search this
Call number:
N7399.N5 E998 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_997671

The French 'Protectorate of the arts' : Prosper Ricard and arts 'renovation' policy in Morocco, 1912-1939 James Pardee Mokhiber

Author:
Mokhiber, James Pardee  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Ricard, Prosper 1874-1952  Search this
Lyautey, Louis Hubert Gonzalve 1854-1934  Search this
Morocco Service des arts indigènes  Search this
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Morocco
Date:
2002
Topic:
Art, Moroccan  Search this
Art, Moroccan--Study and teaching  Search this
Rugs, Moroccan--Marketing  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Cultural policy  Search this
Call number:
NK1081 .M64 2001a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_999979

The Pots Carrier, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Honein, Samuel Henri 1929-  Search this
Medium:
Figure: cast bronze; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Trammell Crow Family Administration Art Administration 4814 Bengal Street, #1 Dallas Texas 75235
Located Dallas Trade Mart 2100 Stemmons Freeway Dallas Texas
Date:
1963
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Domestic--Water Carrier  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71500228
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299434

Colts in Motion, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Debska, Anna  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze, with green patina or paint; Base: concrete covered in marble tiles
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Trammell Crow Family Administration Art Administration 4814 Bengal Street, #1 Dallas Texas 75235
Located 717 North Harwood Street Dallas Texas
Date:
1980
Topic:
Animal--Horse--Arabian  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71500201
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299455

Daniel Catton Rich letter to Emily Nathan, 1964 May 2

Creator:
Rich, Daniel Catton, 1904-1976  Search this
Subject:
Spyropoulous, Jannis  Search this
Nathan, Emily S.  Search this
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6703
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208828
AAA_collcode_richdani
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208828

Oral history interview with Alice Rooney, 2011 Aug. 5-12

Interviewee:
Rooney, Alice, 1926-2019  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E., 1936-  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15986
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305454
AAA_collcode_rooney11
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_305454

Gertrude Abercrombie, Karl Priebe, and Charles Sebree

Artist:
Karl Priebe, 1 Jul 1914 - 6 Jul 1976  Search this
Sitter:
Gertrude Abercrombie, 17 Feb 1909 - 03 Apr 1977  Search this
Karl Priebe, 1 Jul 1914 - 6 Jul 1976  Search this
Charles Sebree, born 1914  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Accurate: 50.6 x 66.5 cm (19 15/16 x 26 3/16" )
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1930-1945
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drinking vessel\Glass  Search this
Container\Bottle  Search this
Gertrude Abercrombie: Female  Search this
Gertrude Abercrombie: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Karl Priebe: Male  Search this
Karl Priebe: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Karl Priebe: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biologist\Zoologist\Ornithologist  Search this
Karl Priebe: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Director  Search this
Karl Priebe: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Animal  Search this
Charles Sebree: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Charles Sebree: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Illinois State Museum
Website: www.museum.state.il.us/
Object number:
1979.13.39
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1979.13.39

John Wilde And Friends

Artist:
John H. Wilde, 12 Dec 1919 - 9 Mar 2006  Search this
Sitter:
John H. Wilde, 12 Dec 1919 - 9 Mar 2006  Search this
Karl Priebe, 1 Jul 1914 - 6 Jul 1976  Search this
Gertrude Abercrombie, 17 Feb 1909 - 03 Apr 1977  Search this
Dudley Huppler, 1917 - 1988  Search this
Marshall Glasier, 1902 - 1988  Search this
Sylvia Fein, born 1919  Search this
Arnold Dadian, 1916 - 2000  Search this
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
19.2cm x 29.4cm (7 9/16" x 11 9/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
1966
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Gertrude Abercrombie: Female  Search this
Gertrude Abercrombie: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
John H. Wilde: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
John H. Wilde: Male  Search this
John H. Wilde: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
John H. Wilde: Military\Army  Search this
Marshall Glasier: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Marshall Glasier: Male  Search this
Karl Priebe: Male  Search this
Karl Priebe: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Karl Priebe: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biologist\Zoologist\Ornithologist  Search this
Karl Priebe: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Director  Search this
Karl Priebe: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Animal  Search this
Dudley Huppler: Male  Search this
Sylvia Fein: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Sylvia Fein: Female  Search this
Sylvia Fein: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Sylvia Fein: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Sylvia Fein: Health and Medicine\Psychologist  Search this
Arnold Dadian: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Milwaukee Art Museum
Website: www.mam.org/
Object number:
M1979.33
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_M1979.33

Embers of childhood : growing up a Whitney / Flora Miller Biddle

Author:
Biddle, Flora Miller  Search this
Subject:
Biddle, Flora Miller  Search this
Whitney family  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Physical description:
317 pages : illustrations (some color), genealogical tables ; cm
Type:
Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
Topic:
Art patrons  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110749

Betty Blayton-Taylor papers, 1937-2015

Creator:
Blayton-Taylor, Betty, 1937-2016  Search this
Subject:
Children's Art Carnival (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Harlem Textile Works (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Women artists  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17619
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)397364
AAA_collcode_blaybett
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_397364

Leon Kroll papers

Creator:
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Names:
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Langsam, Julie  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Williams, Esther, 1907-1969  Search this
Extent:
8.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Drawings
Date:
circa 1900-1988
Summary:
The papers of realist painter, muralist, and educator Leon Kroll date from circa 1900 to 1988 and measure 8.7 linear feet. The collection documents Kroll's painting career, teaching, and active participation in numerous art organizations. Over one-half of the collection is correspondence with artists, schools, galleries, museums, patrons, arts organizations, and others. Also found are scattered biographical material, writings and notes, legal and financial records, exhibition catalogs, clippings, other printed material, photographs of Kroll and colleagues, loose drawings and nine sketchbooks.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of realist painter, muralist, and art instructor Leon Kroll date from circa 1900 to 1988 and measure 8.7 linear feet. The collection documents Kroll's painting career, teaching, and active participation in numerous art organizations. Over one-half of the collection is correspondence with artists, schools, galleries, museums, patrons, arts organizations, family members, and others. Also found are scattered biographical material, writings and notes, legal and financial records, exhibition catalogs, clippings, other printed material, photographs of Kroll and colleagues, loose drawings, and nine sketchbooks.

Biographical material contains chronologies, biographical essays, awards, price lists, interview transcripts, and a file about the Committee on Government and Art. More than one-half of the collection consists of Kroll's personal and professional correspondence with artists such as Gifford Beal, George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Barry Faulkner, William Glackens, Robert Henri, Paul Manship, Hobart Nichols, Eugene Speicher, Maurice Stern, Esther Williams, and many others. Additional correspondence is with art critics, curators, dealers, students, patrons, schools, museums, and numerous arts organizations. There is also extensive correspondence with arts administrators regarding government art projects, especially his friend and fellow artist Edward Bruce, Director of the U. S. Treasury Department's Section for Fine Arts.

Writings and notes by Leon Kroll including autobiographical essays, drafts of lectures and speeches, lists, and other scattered notes. Also found is a small amount of writings by others, including an essay by Julia Langsam describing her experience as an artist's model for Kroll. Legal and financial records include contracts, loan agreements, art sales receipts, and several ledgers recording consignments and monthly receipts and expenditures. One ledger specifically documents financial transactions for Kroll's mural commissions for the Justice Department and the Worcester War Memorial.

Printed material contains numerous news clippings about Kroll and his work and includes several articles written by Kroll. Also found are exhibition announcements and catalogs for Kroll's solo exhibitions, material about the Worcester War memorial, and miscellaneous printed items.

Photographs include one of Kroll with his family, Kroll in his studio and working on murals, and several of him with other artists as jurors for art exhibitions. Artists pictured include Isabel Bishop, Reginal Marsh, John Sloan, Raphael Soyer, Eugene Speicher, and others. Also found are photographs of Edward Bruce, as well as photographs of exhibitions, artwork by Leon Kroll, and artwork by others. All of the original artwork in this collection is by Leon Kroll and includes loose drawings and ten sketchbooks containing drawings of landscapes, figures, portraits, and animals.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1906-1977 (Boxes 1, 7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1905-1988 (Boxes 1-4, 7; 3.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1920s-1972 (Box 4-5, 7; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Legal and Financial Records, circa 1914-1985 (Boxes 5, 7; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1920s-1987 (Boxes 5-6, 8-9; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1900-1979 (Boxes 6, 8-10; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1910-1950s (Boxes 6, 8; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Leon Kroll (1884-1974) was a leading realist painter during the 1920s and 1930s.

Born in New York City, Kroll attended classes at the Art Students League as a teenager, and studied painting with John Henry Twachtman. In the early 1900s he began taking classes at the National Academy of Design, where he won student prizes, and had his first major exhibition in 1906. In 1908 he won a scholarship to study art in Paris and attended the Académie Julian, studying at the atelier of Jean-Paul Laurens. Through he practiced realism, Kroll was also influenced by French impressionist painters, specifically Paul Cézanne. While in Paris he also met Genevieve (Viette) Domec. They married later in 1923 and had one daughter, Marie-Claude.

Upon his return to New York in 1910, Kroll had a one man show of his Paris work at the National Academy where he received critical acclaim. The next year he began teaching at the National Academy of Design. During his career, he also taught at the Maryland Institute, Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and was a guest instructor and lecturer at several other schools.

Kroll was part of a circle of New York artists that included several members of "The Eight", and he was especially close with Robert Henri, William Glackens, George Bellows, and Eugene Speicher. During his time in Europe he also became friends with Marc Chagall and Robert and Sonia Delaunay. He exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913 and during the next few decades won numerous major national and international prizes in painting, including first prize at the 1936 Carnegie International Exhibition. He had his first retrospective exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum in 1937. Kroll was especially known for his paintings of female nudes, but also painted New York City street scenes, New England landscapes, and portraits. Beginning in the late 1930s he was commissioned to paint murals at public buildings including, among others, the U. S. Department of Justice Building, the war memorial in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the auditorium at Johns Hopkins University.

Throughout his career Kroll was a very active member of professional arts organizations. He was an Associate and later a Academician at the National Academy of Design, and his memberships included the New Society of Artists; American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers; Artists Equity Association; Four Arts Aid Association; and the National Institute of Arts and Letters among others. He also served as a board officer for many of these organizations. Kroll was active in the federal arts programs from the 1930s to the 1950s and close friends with Edward Bruce, director of the U.S. Treasury Department's Section for Fine Arts.

Kroll maintained a studio in New York City and spent summers at his home and studio at Folly Cove, Gloucester, Massachusetts. Leon Kroll died in 1974 at the age of 89.
Provenance:
Leon Kroll donated a portion of his papers in 1968. His widow, Genevieve Kroll, donated the rest of the papers in 1976. Two additions were donated in 2019, via Cory Churches and the Estate of Grace Pugh, both descendants of Kroll.
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.
Rights:
The Leon Kroll 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.
Occupation:
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Drawings
Citation:
Leon Kroll papers, circa 1900-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.krolleon
See more items in:
Leon Kroll papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-krolleon
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Extent:
(Boxes 1-4, 7; 3.8 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1905-1988
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondence is the largest series within the collection and contains both Kroll's personal and professional correspondence. There is correspondence with many fellow New York and European artists, including members of the social realist and ashcan schools of painting and artists he met on his travels and participation in national and international art organizations and committees. There is also correspondence with students and publishers, requests for Kroll to teach, lecture, or write articles, and business correspondence regarding exhibitions, sales, donations, and commissions. A small amount of correspondence is in French.

Artists that Kroll corresponded with include John Taylor Arms, Gifford Beal, George Bellows, Edwin Blashfield, George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Marc Chagall, Arthur Covey, Randall Davey, Sonia Delaunay, Edwin Dickinson, Barry Faulkner, Ernest Fiene, Joseph Floch, William Glackens, Ellen Day Hale, Samuel Halpert, Robert Henri, Joseph Hirsch, Robert and Edward Hopper, Berthe Koch, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Richard Lahey, Paul Manship, Ezio Martinelli, William McKillop, Gari Melchers, Hobart Nichols, Henry Schnakenberg, John Sloan, Raphael Soyer, Eugene Speicher, Maurice Sterne, Stuyvesant Van Veen, Hutton Webster, Esther Williams, Hamilton Wolf, and Andrew Wyeth, among many others.

Kroll also corresponded with many art historians and critics, curators, and gallery owners, such as Arthur Byne, Alfred Churchill, Frank Rehn, and Louis Stern, and several art patrons and collectors such as J. S. Carpenter, Etta Cone, Aldus Higgins, Julius Lempert, and Carl Weeks.

A large amount of the correspondence found here is Leon Kroll's professional correspondence with arts organizations, clubs, and committees in which he participated. These include the American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers; Artists Equity Association; Municipal Art Committee of New York; National Academy of Design; and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and many others. These files may contain copies of letters between other members, press releases, printed material, meeting minutes, or memos Kroll sent to members. Also found is correspondence with arts administrators regarding federal government art projects and funding, including Edward Bruce, Forbes Watson, and Edward Rowan.

A significant amount of family correspondence, particularly from Leon Kroll to his sister Tess Pergament and mother Harriet Kroll are found in the 2019 additions.
Arrangement note:
In general, letters are filed alphabetically by person or corporate name. Names with five or more letters are filed in their own folders, and the remainder of correspondence is filed in miscellaneous files. Selected correspondents whose names do not appear in headings are indicated in a note following the folder heading. Some correspondence with individuals may also be filed according to the name of the organization with which they were associated. Where they exist, Kroll's outgoing letters are interfiled with incoming letters.

This series has been scanned in its entirety except for the 2019 addition.
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.
Collection Rights:
The Leon Kroll 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:
Leon Kroll papers, circa 1900-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.krolleon, Series 2
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Leon Kroll papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-krolleon-ref31

National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012

Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, Samuel T.  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney),  Search this
Sturges, Jonathan  Search this
Cummings, Thomas Seir  Search this
Edmonds, Francis William  Search this
Maynard, George W. (George Willoughby)  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art schools  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Art students  Search this
Art  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9080
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211273
AAA_collcode_natiacad
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211273

Anna Wintour, New York City, 2015

Artist:
Annie Leibovitz, born 2 Oct 1949  Search this
Sitter:
Anna Wintour, born 3 Nov 1949  Search this
Medium:
Archival pigment print
Dimensions:
Image: 67.8 × 67.5 cm (26 11/16 × 26 9/16")
Sheet: 77.8 × 77.5 cm (30 5/8 × 30 1/2")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
2015 (printed 2019)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Container\Vase  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Sofa  Search this
Anna Wintour: Female  Search this
Anna Wintour: Communications\Journalist\Editor  Search this
Anna Wintour: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Anna Wintour: Health and Medicine\Philanthropist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Randi Charno Levine
Object number:
NPG.2019.115
Restrictions & Rights:
© Annie Leibovitz
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Recent Acquisitions 2019
On View:
NPG, North Gallery 140
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2019.115

John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.

Artist:
Adrian Lamb, 1901 - 1988  Search this
Copy after:
Frank Holl, 1845 - 1888  Search this
Sitter:
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr., 17 Apr 1837 - 31 Mar 1913  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 128.3 x 101.6 x 2.5cm (50 1/2 x 40 x 1")
Frame: 147.3 x 121.9 x 6.4cm (58 x 48 x 2 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1966
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Pin\Tie pin  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Chain  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Male  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Financier  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Banker  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Society and Social Change\Benefactor  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of H.S. Morgan
Object number:
NPG.66.26
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.66.26

John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild

Creator:
Weichsel, John, 1870-1946  Search this
Names:
People's Art Guild  Search this
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Delaunay, Robert, 1885-1941  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Van Dine, S. S.  Search this
Weichsel, John, 1938?-  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Date:
1905-1965, bulk 1905-1929
bulk 1905-1929
Summary:
The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1905-1965 with the bulk of the material dating from 1905-1929. The papers consist almost entirely of the records of the People's Art Guild, founded by Weichsel, and include administrative records, correspondence, writings and notes, business and financial records, printed material, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1905-1965 with the bulk of the material dating from 1905-1929. The papers consist almost entirely of the records of the People's Art Guild, founded by Weichsel, and include administrative records, correspondence, writings and notes, business and financial records, printed material, and artwork.

People's Art Guild records include the constitution, membership lists, and correspondence with Gifford Beal, George Bellows, Oscar Bluemner, Stuart Davis, Robert Delaunay, Leon Kroll, Standon Macdonald-Wright, Jules Pascin, John Sloan, Willard Wright and Marguerite and William Zorach, among others. Writings about the Peoples Art Guild are by Weichsel and his grandson John Weichsel. There are also lists of artists and works of art. Also found are very scattered business and financial records, printed materials, and artwork in the form of sketches for exhibition announcements.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1915-1917 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1905-1922 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1915-circa 1919, 1965 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Business and Financial Records, 1915-1917 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1915-circa 1948 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 6: Artwork, 1915-1916 (1 folder; Box 2)
Biographical / Historical:
John Weichsel (1870-1946) was an arts administrator and founded the artists' cooperative People's Art Guild of New York City in 1915.

John Weichsel was born in Poland and ultimately settled in New York City. The People's Art Guild was founded by Weichsel as an artist's cooperative focused on improving and expanding knowledge of art and the art world among the general public, believing this would increase art appreciation and patronage.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1960 and 1963 by Dr. H. S. Weichsel and John Weichsel, the son and grandson of Dr. John Weichsel. At an unknown later date, grandson John Weichsel donated his 1965 thesis on the Peoples Art Guild.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild 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:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Citation:
John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild, 1905-1965, bulk 1905-1929. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.weicjohn
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John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weicjohn

Ruth Bowman papers

Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Names:
American Association of Museums  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Canadian Museums Association  Search this
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
KUSC (Radio station : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Long Beach Museum of Art  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, 1916-1979  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav, 1904-1994  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Levine, Les, 1935-  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
MacDonald, Duncan (Broadcaster)  Search this
Mason, Alice Trumbull, 1904-1971  Search this
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005  Search this
Wilfred, Thomas, 1889-1968  Search this
Extent:
26.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1936-2006
bulk 1963-1999
Summary:
The papers of art historian and museum educator Ruth Bowman are dated 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999, and measure 26.7 linear feet. Professional correspondence and subject files document Bowman's relationships with colleagues and reflect her interests, activities including curatorial work, and accomplishments as a museum educator. Writings and related research materials include her thesis,"Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971), and unfinished projects. Also found are interviews conducted by Bowman with a wide range of individuals for a variety of purposes.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and museum educator Ruth Bowman are dated 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999, and measure 26.7 linear feet. Professional correspondence and subject files document Bowman's relationships with colleagues and reflect her interests, activities including curatorial work, and accomplishments as a museum educator. Writing and related research materials include her thesis, "Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971), and unfinished projects. Also found are interviews conducted by Bowman with a wide range of individuals for a variety of purposes.

Biographical materials consist of certificates, resumes, and a few photographs of Ruth Bowman. Correspondence concerns Bowman's professional activities and interests. Among the most frequent correspondents are: American Association of Museums, Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Writings by Ruth Bowman, published and unpublished, include a thesis and articles about Thomas Pollock Anshutz, catalogs for American Federation of Arts and The Newark Museum exhibitions, lectures, as well as articles about museum education and visual arts programs. Research relates to her writings about Anshutz, and to unrealized projects concerning Anshutz, Cézanne, Eakins, Picasso, and other subjects. Also found are two brief writings about Bowman.

Subject files--general subjects, artists' files, Ruth Bowman activities, and "Sunrise Semester"--contain the majority of Bowman's professional correspondence along with printed material, writings, photographs, and sound recordings. Among the most thoroughly documented general subjects are: The Brooklyn Museum's Trustees Retreat, Canadian Museums Association, a 1981 Craft Symposium, International Network for the Arts, Long Beach Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Museum Directors' Forum", New York University Art Collection, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Council for the Arts. Artists' files are comprised mainly of printed material with a small amount of correspondence and some photographs. The Les Levine file consists of the first issue of Art-Rite featuring a brief article about Levine on its cover; Thomas Wilfred's file includes information about Lumia. Ruth Bowman activities include lectures, radio and television appearances, and participation in professional events. "Sunrise Semester," a collaboration between CBS television and New York University, offered early morning courses for college credit. Ruth Bowman was the instructor for "20th Century American Art," which is documented by general information, scripts, and sound recordings of all 46 classes.

Interviews conducted by Bowman are with English museum administrators and educators; people knowledgeable about a controversial proposal for an Annenberg Fine Arts Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; guests on KUSC radio shows "Sounds of Seeing" and "Live from Trump's"; and guests on the WNYC radio program "Views on Art." Interviews with miscellaneous individuals include Josef Albers, Hans Burkhardt, Carl Holty, Isamu Noguchi, and Helen Farr Sloan. Bowman interviewed a dozen American abstract artists, including Ilya Bolotowsky, Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne, Burgoyne Diller, John Ferren, Carl Holty, Harry Holtzman, Ibram Lassaw, Jacques Lipchitz, Alice Mason, George McNeil, George L. K. Morris, and Ad Reinhardt for a thesis on the subject, but eventually wrote on a different topic. Two interviews with Bowman were conducted by Duncan MacDonald and an unidentified interviewer.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 5 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1964-1984 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1963-1996 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Related Research, 1942-1999 (Boxes 1-3; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1936-2006 (Boxes 3-12, 26; 9.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Interviews, 1963-1989 (Boxes 12-25; 9.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Bowman (b. 1923) is an art historian and museum educator who worked in New York City and Los Angeles. She is known for her interest in using new communications technology for museum education, discovering Arshile Gorky's long forgotten murals at Newark Airport, and expertise in the work of Thomas Anshutz.

A graduate of Bryn Mawr College (B.A. 1944), where she had studied art history and classical archaeology, Ruth Bowman began a museum career in New York as an assistant curator at the Jewish Museum in the early 1960s. From 1963-1974 Ruth Bowman served as curator of the York University Art Collection and was involved in its transition to the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center. Bowman wrote her master's thesis on Philadelphia artist Thomas Pollock Anshutz and received a degree from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 1971. During this same period, she was a staff lecturer at The Museum of Modern Art and taught art history in divisions of New York University. She was the instructor for a "Sunrise Semester" 20th century American art course broadcast nationally on CBS.

In 1974 Bowman and her family moved to California and she began an association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Director of Education. She attended summer courses in arts administration at Harvard University (1975) and similar training provided by the British Arts Council (1976). She taught at University of California Santa Barbara, as well as at California State University at Fullerton and Long Beach. Bowman was active in the Council of the American Association of Museums (vice president), the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles (vice president), and has served as a consultant to several museums and a corporate collection.

Ruth Bowman with her friend Harry Kahn (1916-1999) developed a collection of self-portraits by 20th century American artists, which she donated to the National Portrait Gallery in 2002. Mrs. Bowman is the widow of R. Wallace Bowman and currently resides in New York City.
Provenance:
Donated by Ruth Bowman in 2004.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Ruth Bowman papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship. Authorization to quote, publish or reproduce her unpublished writings and related research materials requires written permission from Ruth Bowman, 200 East 66th Street, Apt. B-2101, New York, New York 10021.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art, American -- 20th century  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bowmruth2
See more items in:
Ruth Bowman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bowmruth2
Additional Online Media:

Institute in Arts Administration, Harvard University

Collection Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Ruth Bowman papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship. Authorization to quote, publish or reproduce her unpublished writings and related research materials requires written permission from Ruth Bowman, 200 East 66th Street, Apt. B-2101, New York, New York 10021.
Collection Citation:
Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ruth Bowman papers
Ruth Bowman papers / Series 4: Subject Files / General Subjects
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bowmruth2-ref821

Oral history interview with Margret Craver Withers, 1983-1985

Interviewee:
Withers, Margret Craver, 1907-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Withers, Charles C.  Search this
Kirk, Arthur Neville  Search this
Fleming, Erik  Search this
Stone, Arthur  Search this
Heinrich, Leonard  Search this
Weir, Wilson  Search this
Handy & Harman (Firm)  Search this
Topic:
Silversmiths  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Jewelers  Search this
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12686
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216021
AAA_collcode_wither83
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216021
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with W. McNeil Lowry, 1981 Oct. 19-1982 Apr. 12

Interviewee:
Lowry, W. McNeil (Wilson McNeil), 1913-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Daum, Raymond W.  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11710
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212865
AAA_collcode_lowry81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212865

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