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Mother and Children, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Medium:
Plaster with metallic paint
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 41.2982
Date:
Ca. 1925
Topic:
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280058
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_295836

Crucifixion of Youth, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Medium:
Stoneware with glaze and wood with gold leaf
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 38.24
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Crucifixion  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280062
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_295840

Girl's Head, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Medium:
Stoneware with glaze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 37.3093
Topic:
Figure female--Child--Head  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280063
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_295841

Man of Sorrows, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Medium:
Stoneware with glaze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 41.2983
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Christ  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280066
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_295844

Portrait of a Girl, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Stoneware with glaze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 41.2975
Topic:
Portrait female--Child  Search this
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280071
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_295849

Scrapbook

Creator:
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Subject:
Press and Union League Club of San Francisco  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
1960
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19043
See more items in:
Beniamino Bufano papers, [1930s-1970]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19043

Lafayette -- Private Garden

Sculptor:
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Shapiro, Joel  Search this
Chadwick, Lynn, 1914-  Search this
Landscape architect:
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Lutsko, Ron  Search this
Lutsko Associates  Search this
Garden designer:
Green, Isabella  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Private Garden (Lafayette, California)
United States of America -- California -- Contra Costa County -- Lafayette
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, narrative descriptions of slides, and copy of landscape plan.
General:
Designed in 1992, the garden incorporates water features, modern sculpture, and native plants. Water is essential to this garden, bringing a feeling of freshness, renewal and tranquility. Plants noted for their fragrance surround each doorway. The garden design is inspired from the owner's travels to England and the Alhambra in Spain. The plant material in the garden features native plants and other species that have naturalized in the area.
Persons and organizations associated with the property: Edith Garrett (former owner); Ron Lutsko (landscape architect); Garrett Eckbo (landscape architect); Joel Shapiro (sculptor, "Walking on Water"); Beniamino Bufano (sculptor, "Hedge Hog"); Beverly Pepper (front door, 1992, falling water wall); Deborah Butterfield (sculptor, horse); Isabella Green (garden designer, vegetable garden and water rill design); Kei Davis (sculptor); and Tony Smith (sculptor, black geometric sculpture in entry courtyard).
Related Materials:
Private Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Lafayette  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA446
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24220

Beniamino Bufano papers, [1930s-1970]

Creator:
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Subject:
Goetz, William  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6132
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216348
AAA_collcode_bufabeni
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216348

Oral history interview with Beniamino Bufano, 1964 October 4

Interviewee:
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12135
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213351
AAA_collcode_bufano64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213351

Martin Birnbaum papers

Creator:
Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970  Search this
Names:
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Scott & Fowles (Firm)  Search this
Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Chanler, Robert Winthrop, 1872-1930  Search this
Choate, Mabel, 1870-1958  Search this
Clark, Stephen C. (Stephen Carlton), b. 1882  Search this
Cœdès, George  Search this
Davis, Edmund  Search this
Davis, Reginald  Search this
Despiau, Charles, 1874-1946  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953  Search this
Dillingham, Louise  Search this
Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952  Search this
Dulac, Edmund, 1882-1953  Search this
Fernández, Luis, 1900-1973  Search this
Haseltine, Herbert, 1877-1962  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966  Search this
Hoowij, Jan, 1907-  Search this
Jacobs, Leonebel  Search this
John, Augustus, 1878-1961  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998  Search this
Kester, Lenard, 1917-  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
McIlhenny, Henry P.  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946  Search this
Parmelee, James  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Potterton, Alfred B.  Search this
Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta, 1882-1972  Search this
Ricketts, Charles S., 1866-1931  Search this
Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962  Search this
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Scott, Stevenson  Search this
Scudder, Janet, b. 1873  Search this
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968  Search this
Sprinchorn, Carl, 1887-1971  Search this
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946  Search this
Werntz, Carl N. (Carl Newland), 1874-1944  Search this
Wilson, Stanley  Search this
Winthrop, Grenville Lindall, 1864-1943  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketches
Etchings
Photographs
Date:
1862-1967
bulk 1920-1967
Summary:
The papers of New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birnbaum measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1862-1967, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920-1967. The papers document Birnbaum's association with the firm of Scott & Fowles, the lives and activities of his friends and colleagues, and his literary work, through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, a scrapbook, scattered artwork, and photographs of Birnbaum, friends and colleagues, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birnbaum measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1862-1967, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920-1967. The papers document Birnbaum's association with the firm of Scott & Fowles, the lives and activities of his friends and colleagues, and his literary work, through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, a scrapbook, scattered artwork, and photographs of Birnbaum, friends and colleagues, and artwork.

Correspondence, primarily letters received by Birnbaum in New York, and throughout Europe from 1917-1960s, reflects Birnbaum's association with Scott & Fowles, particularly Stevenson Scott, and includes many details about the lives and activities of his correspondents, among them: artists Edward Bruce, Cecilia Beaux, Beniamino Bufano, Stephen C. Clark, Louise Dillingham, William Hunt Diedrich, Luis Fernandez, Herbert Haseltine, Jan Hoowij, Malvina Hoffman, Leonebel Jacobs, Lenard Kester, Lois Mailou Jones, Paul Manship, Gari Melchers, Maxfield Parrish, Charles S. Ricketts, William Rothenstein, John Singer Sargent, Janet Scudder, Carl Sprinchorn, Maurice Sterne, Albert Sterner, Carl N. Wertz, and Stanley Wilson. Also found is correspondence with art collectors and patrons including Mabel Choate, Edmund Davis, Reginald Davis, Henry P. McIlhenny, James Parmalee, Edith Wetmore, and Grenville Windall Linthrop, and museums including the Fogg Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and then curator Gisela Marie Augusta Richter, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Correspondence with scholars, writers, and publishers including George Coedes, Edmund Dulac, Joseph Francis Charles Rock, Upton Sinclair and others, documents aspects of Birnbaum's literary and scholarly work.

Writings include drafts of The Last Romantic, including Upton Sinclair's revision, and some of Birnbaum's early published and unpublished writings, as well as notes on Aubrey Beardsley.

Business records include financial records such as bills, receipts, canceled checks and statements for sales of artwork, and scattered legal records.

A small amount of printed material primarily consists of programs for musical events which evidence Birnbaum's early success as a violinist, as well as scattered news clippings, 2 exhibition catalogs, and announcements for the publications of Angkor and the Mandarin Road and The Last Romantic. Additional printed material about Birnbaum can be found in the dismantled scrapbook, 1960-1961.

Artwork includes 2 etchings and a sketch by Birnbaum, bookplates by various artists, circa 10 sketches by other and unidentified artists, and 3 cards with original artwork.

Photographs include snapshots and portraits of Birnbaum and artists and friends, among them: Robert Chanler, Charles Despiau, Norman Douglas, Luis Fernandez, Herbert Haseltine, Augustus John, Paul Manship, Gari Melchers, Elie Nadelman, Albert Sterner, Stevenson Scott, and Grenville Lindall Winthrop. Also found is a photo of Birnbaum with Edward Bruce, Alfred Potterton, Leon Stein, and Maurice Sterne, circa 1915-1916, and photographs proposed for use in The Last Romantic, travel snapshots, and photos of artwork.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1890-1950s (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OVs 4-5)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1862-1967 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1890-circa 1960 (0.45 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Business Records, 1918-1967 (0.15 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1895-circa 1960 (0.15 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1960-1961 (1 folder; Box 3)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1890-circa 1960 (0.15 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1960s (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birmbaum (1878-1970) was the manager of the American branch of the Berlin Photographic Company in New York City from 1910–1916, and a longtime partner in the art firm Scott & Fowles. He spent the later part of his career building the Grenville Lindall Winthrop Collection, now at the Fogg Museum.

Birnbaum immigrated to the United States from Hungary as a child. He was an accomplished violinist who studied at City College of New York, and graduated with a law degree from Columbia University in 1901, but developed a life-long interest in art during visits to Europe. As manager of the Berlin Photographic Company he had great success in staging art exhibitions at the company's New York galleries, which led him to a junior partnership in the Fifth Avenue firm of art dealers, Scott & Fowles. Birnbaum traveled widely and built relationships with many of the prominent artists and art collectors of his day and, in addition to the Grenville Lindall Winthrop collection, was influential in developing other important art collections including those of Edward Davis, Reginald Davis, and Henry P. McIlhenny.

Birnbaum wrote widely about his experiences and encounters in the world of wealthy socialites, literary salons, artists, art patrons, and collectors in publications such as Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (Berlin Photographic Co., 1911), Oscar Wilde: Fragments and Memories (J.F. Drake, Incorporated, 1914) , Vanishing Eden:Wanderings in the Tropics (New York: William E. Rudge's Sons, 1942), Angkor and the Mandarin Road (Vantage Press, 1952), and The Last Romantic (Twayne Publishers, 1961). He died in 1970 at the age of 92.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels N698, N698A-N698B) including correspondence, bookplates, sketches, newspaper clippings, and a list of books containing ornamental drawings and illustrations. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Material on reels N698, N698A-N698B were lent for microfilming by Martin Birnbaum in 1967. The rest of the collection was donated in an anonymous gift in 1970 and by Martin Birnbaum's great-nephew, Jerome Ziegler, in 1975.
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 Martin Birnbaum 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:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Etchings
Photographs
Citation:
Martin Birnbaum papers, 1962-1967, bulk 1920-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.birnmart
See more items in:
Martin Birnbaum papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-birnmart

Two Friends, (sculpture)

Title:
Chinese Friends, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Medium:
Stoneware with glaze
Culture:
Asian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 36.4479
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
State of Being--Emotion--Friendship  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76009067
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_19794

Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970

Collection Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
10 photographs
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Photos
photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Open to researchers by appointment. Contact Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum by email: sapa@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The photographs are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
See more items in:
Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-met-ref313

Bear and Nursing Cubs, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: granite; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Rouse Company 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia Maryland 21044
Located American City Building 10227 Wincopince Wincopin Circle Columbia Maryland 21044
Date:
Dedicated Mary 19, 1969
Topic:
Animal--Bear  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75006365
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_11659

Dr. Sun Yat-sen, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Subject:
Sun Yat-sen  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: stainless steel and rose granite; Base: red granite
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City and County of San Francisco San Francisco Arts Commission 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240 San Francisco California 94102
Located St. Mary's Square Between California & Pine Streets, midway between Grant & Kearny Streets San Francisco California
Date:
Modeled 1937. Installed 1938
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Dress--Ethnic--Chinese Dress  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_14471

The Penguins, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Medium:
Porphyry granite and stainless steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Golden Gateway Center 460 Davis Street San Francisco California 94111
Located Golden Gateway Center Davis Court, at foot of Davis on Jackson San Francisco California 94111
Date:
1967
Topic:
Animal--Bird--Penguin  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000032
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_308798

Penguin's Prayer, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Medium:
Cast granite with concrete base
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Johns Hopkins University University Collections 33rd Street & North Charles Street Bufano Sculpture Garden in Dunning Park Baltimore Maryland 21218
Date:
1958. Dedicated May 16, 1983
Topic:
Animal--Bird--Penguin  Search this
Control number:
IAS MD000016
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_310826

Cat, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Medium:
Granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis 3000 North Meredian, P. O. Box 3000 Indianapolis Indiana 46206
Date:
1939
Topic:
Animal--Cat  Search this
Control number:
IAS IN000201
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_315014

Penguin, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Medium:
Painted granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis 3000 North Meredian, P. O. Box 3000 Indianapolis Indiana 46206
Date:
1939
Topic:
Animal--Bird--Penguin  Search this
Control number:
IAS IN000202
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_315015

Snail, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Medium:
Granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Children's Museum of Indiana 3000 North Meredian, P.O. Box 3000 Indianapolis Indiana 46206
Date:
1939
Topic:
Animal--Other--Snail  Search this
Control number:
IAS IN000203
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_315016

Bear and Cubs, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bufano, Beniamino 1898-1970  Search this
Rich, Don  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: black granite; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of Hawaii Art in Public Places Program 250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor Honolulu Hawaii 96813
Located Kauikeaouli Hale 111 Alakea Street Corner of Alakea & Hotel Streets, entrance Honolulu Hawaii
Date:
1973
Topic:
Animal--Bear  Search this
Control number:
IAS HI000022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_316713

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