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Transaction #1, (painting)

Painter:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Newark Museum 49 Washington Street Newark New Jersey 07101 Accession Number: 78.84
Date:
1966
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 31820659
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_446749

Clarence Carter : "aspects of the figure" : a retrospective collection from 1929 to 1967 : March 28-April 3, 1993

Title:
Aspects of the figure
Author:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Harmon-Meek Gallery (Naples, Fla.)  Search this
Subject:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
[1993]
Call number:
ND237.C287 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_697002

Clarence Carter

Title:
Transections
Author:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1970
Call number:
ND237.C287 A4 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_697013

Frost Hill near Watkins Glen, New York, (painting)

Painter:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oberlin College Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin Ohio 44074 Accession Number: 35.63
Date:
1929
Topic:
Landscape--New York--Watkins Glen  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42190111
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_445762

Clarence H. Carter [videorecording]: six decades of painting / [produced by] Harmon-Meek Gallery, 1983

Creator:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000  Search this
Subject:
Meek, William  Search this
Harmon-Meek Gallery (Naples, Fla.)  Search this
Topic:
Video recordings  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7222
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209361
AAA_collcode_cartclhv
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209361

Clarence Holbrook Carter papers, 1900-1979

Creator:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Campbell, Charles  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ohio)  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Mural painters  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9287
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211482
AAA_collcode_cartclar
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211482

Oral history interview with Clarence Holbrook Carter, 1964 April 13

Interviewee:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Arts administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters  Search this
Designers  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11654
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213355
AAA_collcode_carter64
Theme:
Architecture & Design
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213355

Hughie Lee-Smith papers

Creator:
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ira Aldridge Society  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Goreleigh, Rex, 1902-  Search this
Correspondent:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000  Search this
Gammon, Reginald, 1921-2005  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Wald, Carol  Search this
Wessel, Sophie  Search this
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980  Search this
Extent:
33.7 Linear feet
0.381 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Photographs
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Drawings
Date:
circa 1890-2007
bulk 1931-1999
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Hughie Lee-Smith measure 33.7 linear feet and 0.381 GB and date from circa 1890 to 2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1931 to 1999. The collection documents Lee-Smith's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings by Lee-Smith and others, personal business records, exhibition files, organization records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, a small amount of artwork, numerous interviews, and recordings for a documentary film on Lee-Smith. Also found are the papers of artist Rex Goreleigh, a friend of Lee-Smith.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Hughie Lee-Smith measure 33.7 linear feet and 0.381 GB and date from circa 1890 to 2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1931 to 1999. The collection documents Lee-Smith's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings by Lee-Smith and others, personal business records, exhibition files, organization records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, a small amount of artwork, numerous interviews, and recordings for a documentary film on Lee-Smith. Also found are the papers of artist Rex Goreleigh, a friend of Lee-Smith.

Biographical material includes records of Hughie Lee-Smith's schooling, military service, and awards, as well as resumes, bibliographies, and biographical summaries. Also found are family records, including the papers of his mother, Alice Carroll.

Lee-Smith's correspondence is with family, students, arts and cultural organizations, as well as schools, galleries, and museums, primarily regarding his participation in events and exhibitions. He also corresponded with fellow artists, such as Clarence Holbrook Carter, Reginald Gammon, Joseph Hirsch, Carol Wald, and Hale Woodruff, among many others. He maintained extensive correspondence with artist Sophie Wessel.

Lee-Smith's writings include artist statements and personal writings on his history and early influences, as well as many draft lectures and speeches, school writings, notes, and untitled writing fragments. Writings by others primarily include student essays and articles on the topic of Lee-Smith's work. Personal business records include scattered financial documents, including artwork sales records, and contracts and agreements with various art galleries and other organizations. Also found are files regarding his art commissions, gifts, professional activities, and records of his employment at the Art Students League. Exhibition files document select exhibitions in which Hughie Lee-Smith participated, primarily during the 1980s and 1990s. Organization records were maintained by Lee-Smith to document his participation in various groups, such as the National Academy of Design, Ira Aldridge Society, and Audubon Artists.

Printed material consists primarily of exhibition announcements and invitations for exhibitions of Lee-Smith's work, as well as news clippings, magazines, press releases, and publications from various art organizations and schools. One scrapbook contains exhibition announcements additional loose scrapbook pages document his early career. Photographs include many portraits of Hughie Lee-Smith, Lee-Smith in his studio, at events, and with friends and family. Additionally there are many photographs, slides, and transparencies of Lee-Smith's artwork. Also found are five photograph albums. A small amount of original artwork includes drawings by Lee-Smith and two sketchbooks belonging to his wife Patricia.

The collection includes numerous interviews of Hughie Lee-Smith, recorded on 37 sound cassettes, one sound tape reel, and four video cassettes. One audio interview is in digital format. Also found are planning documents, research material, and video footage for a documentary about the life and work of Hughie Lee-Smith, produced by New Deal Films, Inc, but never completed. Footage includes interviews with artists and art historians regarding Lee-Smith, gallery events, and images of his paintings.

The papers of artist Rex Goreleigh primarily documents his later life and includes a letters, biographical documents, printed material, estate records, and photographs and slides depicting Goreleigh, his studio, and artwork. Hughie Lee-Smith was close friends with Goreleigh and served as executor of his estate.

Also of note is a scrapbook put together for Goreleigh's 70th birthday in 1972. Of note is one scrapbook which contains photographs, notes, and artwork by fellow artists and students, including drawings by Romare Bearden and Hughie Lee-Smith.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 13 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1890-2001 (1.7 linear feet; Box 1-2, 35, RD 38)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-2006 (6.1 linear feet; Box 2-8, 0.006 GB; ER01)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1934-1998 (0.8 linear feet; Box 8-9)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1934-2001 (1.6 linear feet; Box 9-11, 35)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, circa 1973-2001 (1.2 linear feet; Box 11-12)

Series 6: Organization Records, 1941-2005 (2.1 linear feet; Box 12-14)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1919, 1930-2007 (8.5 linear feet; Box 14-22, 34)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1938-1990s (0.2 linear feet; Box 22, 35)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1890-2003 (4.4 linear feet; Box 22-26, 35, OV 37)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1940s-1980s (0.2 linear feet; Box 26)

Series 11: Interviews, 1973-1998 (2.1 linear feet; Box 26-28, 0.375 GB; ER02)

Series 12: Documentary Film Materials, 1985-2004 (3.5 linear feet; Box 28-32)

Series 13: Rex Goreleigh Papers, 1935-1994 (0.9 linear feet; 32-33, 36)
Biographical / Historical:
Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999) was a painter and educator in Ohio, Michigan, and New York. Born in Eustis, Florida, he lived for a period of time with family in Atlanta before joining his mother in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1925. In 1934 he received a scholarship to attend the Art School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, and in 1935 returned to Cleveland to attend the Cleveland School of Art. While in school he began exhibiting his paintings and teaching part-time at Karamu House. From 1938 to 1940 Lee-Smith completed lithography commissions for the Ohio WPA. In 1941 he moved to Detroit, married his first wife Mabel Louise Everett, and worked at a Ford automobile factory. He was then drafted into the U.S. Navy as a mural artist. After the war he briefly returned to factory work before enrolling at Wayne State University, earning a degree in Art Education in 1953. From 1953 to 1965 he taught summer art classes at the Grosse-Point War Memorial in Detroit.

In 1957 Lee-Smith moved to the East Village in New York City, signed with the Janet Nassler Gallery (Petite Gallery), exhibited his work extensively, and joined several art organizations. He also taught art at schools in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1967 he became the second African-American member of the National Academy of Design. He was visiting instructor and artist-in-residence at several art programs, including Howard University, and taught at the Art Students League from 1972 to 1988. In 1978 he married his third wife, Patricia. The New Jersey State Museum organized an extensive retrospective of Lee-Smith's work in 1988 which travelled nationally. Despite ill-health in the mid-1990s, he continued to create new paintings and exhibit his work. In 1997 he moved with his wife to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he lived until his death in 1999.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Hughie Lee-Smith conducted by Carroll Greene in 1968.
Provenance:
A small amount of material was donated 1969-1981 by Hughie Lee-Smith. Additional papers were donated in 2011 by Patricia Lee-Smith, widow of Hughie Lee-Smith.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Hughie Lee-Smith 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. Authorization to publish requires written permission from Robert Panzer, VAGA.
Topic:
African American artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists -- Michigan  Search this
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- Michigan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Photographs
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Drawings
Citation:
Hughie Lee-Smith papers, circa 1890-2007, bulk 1931-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.leeshugh
See more items in:
Hughie Lee-Smith papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-leeshugh

Guardian Angel, The [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1958
Image number:
JUL J0102464
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_102465

Clarence Holbrook Carter: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000552
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_137555

The Guardian Angel [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1936
Image number:
JUL J0081146
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_81147

Clarence Carter : [May 18-June 5, 1971

Author:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Campbell, Lawrence, 1914-1998  Search this
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-  Search this
Physical description:
[10] p. : ill. (some col.) port. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1971
Call number:
ND237.C287 A4 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706513

Clarence Carter : a life's work : essay / by Michael D. Hall

Author:
Hall, Michael D. 1941-  Search this
Fulcrum Fine Art (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Physical description:
[5] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
Call number:
ND237.C287 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706514

Clarence Carter : [a joint exhibition 30 April through 1 June, 1974 Gimpel & Weitzenhiffer Gallery ... and Bodley Gallery / text by James A. Michener]

Author:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Michener, James A (James Albert) 1907-1997  Search this
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bodley Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1974
[1974?]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND237.C287 A4 1974b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_707743

Eschatos, Clarence Carter : [exhibition, Van Wickle Gallery, Lafayette College, October 5-31, 1975]

Title:
Clarence Carter
Author:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Van Wickle Gallery (Lafayette College)  Search this
Subject:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-  Search this
Physical description:
[14] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1975
1975?]
Call number:
ND237.C287 A4 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_707866

Drawings, watercolors, collages : Clarence H. Carter : [exhibition] April 25 - June 14, 1987, New Jersey State Museum

Title:
Clarence H. Carter
Author:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Buki, Zoltan 1929-  Search this
New Jersey State Museum  Search this
Subject:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
Call number:
N6537.C34655 A4 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_709483

Clarence Holbrook Carter : [exhibition ] September 14-October 9, 1982

Author:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
C1982
Call number:
ND237.C287 A4 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641457

A Retrospective exhibition of paintings and constructions by Clarence Holbrook Carter. March 30-May 27, 1974. New Jersey State Museum, Trenton

Author:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
New Jersey State Museum  Search this
Physical description:
59 p. : ill., (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
Call number:
ND237.C287 A4 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641711

Clarence Holbrook Carter / Clarence Holbrook Carter

Author:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
C1986
Call number:
ND237.C287 A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641713

Clarence H. Carter : works from the 20's, 30's, and 40's : December 6, 1980-January 3, 1981

Author:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-2000  Search this
Hirschl & Adler Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook 1904-  Search this
Physical description:
[15] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1981
[1980?]
Call number:
ND237.C287 A4 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641748

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