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Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists

Creator:
Prescott, Emma-Stina  Search this
Prescott, Kenneth Wade, 1920-  Search this
Names:
Anuszkiewicz, Richard  Search this
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961  Search this
Chapin, James, 1887-1975  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie, 1925-  Search this
Greenbaum, Dorothea S.  Search this
Hunt, Richard, 1935-  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Maitin, Sam  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991  Search this
Slonem, Hunt  Search this
Extent:
9.4 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Photographs
Date:
1919-2001
bulk 1973-1991
Summary:
The Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists measures 9.4 linear feet and dates from 1919 to 2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 1991. Kenneth Prescott, an art historian and educator, and his wife Emma-Stina, also an art historian, maintained extensive files concerning artists James Chapin, Burgoyne Diller, Dorothea S. Greenbaum, Jack Levine, and Elizabeth Olds. These files typically include correspondence, artwork inventories, exhibition catalogs and other printed materials, notes, interviews, photographs, and slides. A small amount of material also documents the works of Richard Anuszkiewicz, Byron Browne, Jose de Creeft, Lorrie Goulet, Richard Hunt, Sam Maitin, and Hunt Slonem.
Scope and Contents:
The Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists measures 9.4 linear feet and dates from 1919 to 2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 1991. Kenneth Prescott, an art historian and educator, and his wife Emma-Stina, also an art historian, maintained extensive files concerning artists James Chapin, Burgoyne Diller, Dorothea S. Greenbaum, Jack Levine, and Elizabeth Olds. These files typically include correspondence, artwork inventories, exhibition catalogs and other printed materials, notes, interviews, photographs, and slides. A small amount of material also documents the works of Richard Anuszkiewicz, Byron Browne, Jose de Creeft, Lorrie Goulet, Richard Hunt, Sam Maitin, and Hunt Slonem.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: James Chapin, 1941, 1955-circa 1984 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Burgoyne Diller, 1932-2001 (2.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 3: Dorothea S. Greenbaum, 1919-1980 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 4-6)

Series 4: Jack Levine, 1961-1991 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 6-8)

Series 5: Elizabeth Olds, 1931-1992 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 8-9)

Series 6: Other Artists, 1929-1998 (1.0 linear foot; Boxes 9-10)
Biographical / Historical:
Kenneth Wade Prescott (1920-2013) was an art historian and educator in Austin, Texas. Prescott's wife, Emma-Stina is also an art historian.

Kenneth Prescott received a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Michigan. While living in Ann Arbor he met his future wife Emma-Stina Johnsson, who was visiting from Stockholm, Sweden. His early career included directorships of the Kansas City Museum, Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, and the New Jersey State Museum. During his career he arranged and curated many exhibitions throughout the country and abroad and administered a grant program in the visual arts for the Ford Foundation. He and his wife moved to Austin, Texas in 1974, and he served as Chairman of the Art Department at the University of Texas at Austin. While there he introduced a Ph.D. program in Art History. Prescott regularly published in the fields of ornithology and the visual arts, including several publications on Ben Shahn and retrospective exhibition catalogs for the works of Elizabeth Olds, Burgoyne Diller, and Jack Levine. He also collaborated with his wife on The Complete Graphic Work of Jack Levine which was published in 1984.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Burgoyne Diller papers which include papers and artwork donated by Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott. The Kenneth W. Prescott and Emma-Stina Prescott Collection of Ben Shahn is available at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in several installments by Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott from 1987 to 2001.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The papers may be used for research, study, and scholarship. Authorization to quote, publish or reproduce material on James Chapin and Dorothea S. Greenbaum requires written permission from Emma-Stina Prescott.
Topic:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Citation:
Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists, 1919-2001, bulk 1973-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.preskenn
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C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers

Creator:
Bulliet, C.J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Names:
Bulliet, Katherine Adams  Search this
Chapin, James, 1887-1975  Search this
Mantell, Robert B. (Robert Bruce), 1854-1928  Search this
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Extent:
34.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Drawings
Place:
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
circa 1888-1959
Summary:
The C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers measure 34.6 linear feet and are dated circa 1888-1959. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, subject and artist files, printed material, photographs, and artwork document the career of the influential Chicago art critic and writer. The records contain extensive information about art and artists in Chicago and the Midwest from the early to mid-twentieth century.
Scope and Content Note:
The C. J. Bulliet papers measure 34.6 linear feet and are dated circa 1888-1959. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, subject and artist files, printed material, photographs, and artwork document the career of the influential Chicago art critic and writer. The records contain extensive information about art and artists in Chicago and the Midwest from the early to mid-twentieth century.

Biographical materials, circa 1888-1952, about C. J. Bulliet and his artist wife, Katherine Adams Bulliet, include Adams family genealogy, biographical notes, inventory and notes about Bulliet's art collection, miscellaneous items, and photographs. Photographs include portraits of C. J. Bulliet as a young child, and photographs around the time of his graduation from Indiana University. Other photographs are group shots of Bulliet with Mrs. Bulliet, Millard Sheets, Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Boswell, Jr., James Chapin, the Chicago Daily News staff, and other Chicago art critics.

Correspondence, 1901-1942, documents Bulliet's professional and personal life. Professional correspondence provides a good overview of the art scene, activities, and attitudes in Chicago during the 1930s and 1940s. Many letters from newspaper readers contain both positive and negative reactions to his columns. Personal correspondence consists mainly of letters Bulliet wrote to his wife while on the road with Robert Mantell and his Shakespeare company. Other personal correspondence is with friends and relatives, and includes some letters addressed to Katherine Adams Bulliet.

Writings, 1929-1951, consist of notes, drafts, and final manuscripts of published and unpublished articles and essays, books, fiction and poems, lectures, and reviews by C. J. Bulliet. A small number of manuscripts are by other authors.

Artist files, 1919-1952, document a wide variety of artists from the Renaissance through the mid-twentieth century. Artists represented are American, European, and Asian; of particular interest are files relating to Chicago area artists, both well known and obscure. They consist largely of photographs of works of art and a small number of photographs of artists. A small percentage includes correspondence, notes and drafts of texts by Bulliet, printed material, and a few original prints.

Subject files, 1909-1952, concern topics that interested Bulliet. They consist mainly of photographs and printed material, with a small amount of correspondence.

Printed material, 1909-1959, by Bulliet consists of newspaper articles and columns, books, and reviews of art, books, and music. Items produced by others include books, clippings, museum and art school publications, periodicals, and press releases. Exhibition related items, consisting of announcements, invitations, catalogs, checklists, and prospectuses, are categorized by venues - Chicago and elsewhere.

Art work, 1916-1948, mainly by Chicago area artists, consists of prints, drawings, and a sketchbook, most likely given to Bulliet by the artists themselves.
Arrangement:
Series 2: Correspondence, Series 4: Artist Files, Series 5: Subject Files, and Series 7: Artwork are arranged alphabetically. Other series, organized by record type, are arranged chronologically within each category, as noted in the series descriptions/container listing below.

The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1888-1952 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1901-1952 (Boxes 1-2; 2 linear ft.)

Series 3: Writings, 1929-1951 (Boxes 3-4; 2 linear ft.)

Series 4: Artist Files, 1919-1952 (Boxes 5-24; 20 linear ft.)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1909-1952 (Boxes 25-27, 37; 2.3 linear ft.)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1909-1959 (Boxes 27-34, 36-37; 7.7 linear ft.)

Series 7: Artwork, 1916-1948 (Boxes 35, 38, OV 39; 0.6 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Known for his support of modernism, C. J. Bulliet spent the majority of his long newspaper career in Chicago. Born Clarence Joseph Bulleit in Corydon, Indiana, he studied English, astronomy, and mathematics at Indiana University. After graduating in 1905, he became a member of the Indiana University Total Eclipse Expedition to Spain in its search for a planet within Mercury's orbit. During World War I the spelling to Bulliet was changed to avoid any connection with Germany.

Upon returning to the United States, Bulliet began his newspaper career as a reporter for the Louisville Herald, soon moved to the Indianapolis Star as a police reporter, and eventually was named its drama critic. Between 1912 and 1921, he traveled extensively throughout the country as a press agent for Shakespearean actor Robert B. Mantell. During this period, he published his first book, a biography titled Robert Mantell's Romance. World War I interrupted Mantell's tour for two years, during which time Bulliet was press representative for D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation. He returned to the Louisville Herald for two years before moving to Chicago.

In 1923, the Chicago Evening Post established "The Art World Magazine," a weekly tabloid section reporting local, national, and international art news. C.J. Bulliet became the magazine's first (and only) editor. In addition, he served as the paper's drama critic. When the Chicago Evening Post was sold in 1932, becoming the Chicago Daily News, Bulliet was appointed its art critic. Although Bulliet was an experienced reporter, writer, and editor with a broad general knowledge of theater and drama, he had virtually no background in art or art history. An avid reader, he was determined to learn as much as he could, and managed to make himself an expert in a relatively short time. From 1924 until his death in 1952, C. J. Bulliet was the most important art critic in Chicago. His strong support of modernism and the gossipy, entertaining style of his columns made him a popular and controversial figure with great local influence on public opinion, exhibitions, and patronage. In addition to his work on the Chicago newspapers, C. J. Bulliet contributed articles to Art Digest, the New York Times, and other national publications.

Once established as an art editor and critic, C. J. Bulliet began writing extensively on art, and published many books on the subject for general readers. The first, Apples and Madonnas: Emotional Expression in Modern Art (1927), was extremely well-received and remained in print through many editions. Other titles include: Tour of the Exhibition of the Works of Alexander Archipenko (1927), The Courtezan Olympia: An Intimate Survey of Artists and their Mistress-Models (1930), Art Masterpieces: In a Century of Progress Fine Art Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago (1933), Paintings, An Introduction to Art (1934); The Significant Moderns and Their Pictures (1936), Masterpieces of Italian Art (1939), French Art from David to Matisse: As Set Forth in 20 Masterpieces of the French Exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago (1941), Art Treasures from Vienna (1949), and The Story of Lent in Art (1951). He published books on other subjects, as well. In addition to his 1918 biography of Robert B. Mantell, they are: Venus Castina: Famous Female Impersonators, Celestial and Human (1933) and How Grand Opera Came to Chicago (1940-1941).
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives in 1984 by C. J. Bulliet's son, Lender J. Bulliet. Additional records were given by Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois, in 1987.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The C. J. Bulliet 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 -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art criticism -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Genre/Form:
Prints
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
The C. J. Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bullclar
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Additional Online Media:

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0077792
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Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_77793

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0077793
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_77794

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0077797
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Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_77798

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0077983
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_77984

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0077984
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_77985

Winter Morning [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1933
Image number:
JUL J0077778
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_77779

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1930-35
Image number:
JUL J0077779
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_77780

Railroad Workers [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1933-38
Image number:
JUL J0077780
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_77781

Man with Saw [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1932-39
Image number:
JUL J0077781
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_77782

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0077782
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_77783

Pork Chops [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0077783
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_77784

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0077784
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_77785

Time for a Drink [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1929
Image number:
JUL J0077785
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Data Source:
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edanmdm:siris_jul_77786

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0077786
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Photograph Archives
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edanmdm:siris_jul_77787

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0077787
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Photograph Archives
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edanmdm:siris_jul_77788

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1926
Image number:
JUL J0077788
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Data Source:
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edanmdm:siris_jul_77789

Lime, Kilns, and Quarry [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1938-39
Image number:
JUL J0077789
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_77790

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

Artist:
Chapin, James 1887-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1934
Image number:
JUL J0077790
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_77791

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