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Ruel P. Tolman Collection, 1909-1964

Creator:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Malbone, Edward Greene 1777-1807  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
New-York Historical Society  Search this
Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington, D.C  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1.75 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Type:
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Drawings
Manuscripts
Date:
1909
1909-1964
Topic:
Art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007433
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217588

Corcoran School of Art Students at Zoo

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1967
July 11, 1967
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1068]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372048

Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2009, bulk, 1940-2001

Creator:
Kainen, Jacob, 1909-2001  Search this
Subject:
Nordland, Gerald  Search this
Pollack, Jerome  Search this
Frohlich, Newton  Search this
Weber, Joanne  Search this
Steinberg, Leo  Search this
Butler, Bryce  Search this
Kainen, Ruth Cole  Search this
Acton, David  Search this
Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole  Search this
Taylor, Prentiss  Search this
Purcell, Ann  Search this
Morse, Peter  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles),  Search this
Jordon, Jim  Search this
Halesz, Piri  Search this
Berman, Avis  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Thornton, Valerie  Search this
Reynolds, Jock  Search this
Gilkey, Gordon  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Cole, Phoebe  Search this
Harrison, Carol  Search this
Jackson, John Baptist  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Kalonyme, Louis  Search this
Lunn, Harry  Search this
Ries, Martin  Search this
Solman, Joseph  Search this
Agee, William C.  Search this
Rand, Harry  Search this
Powell, Richard J.  Search this
Fine, Ruth  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Tejera, V. (Victorino)  Search this
Holden, Donald  Search this
Field, Richard  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
British Museum  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Australian National Gallery  Search this
Fort Wayne Museum of Art  Search this
Middendorf Gallery  Search this
Pacific Northwest College of Art  Search this
Type:
Greeting cards
Diaries
Video recordings
Interviews
Transcripts
Lectures
Visitors' books
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Prints
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Curators  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9025
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211214
AAA_collcode_kainjaco
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211214
Additional Online Media:

Heinz Warneke papers, 1928-1987

Creator:
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983  Search this
Subject:
Hopper, Inslee  Search this
Archer, Edmund  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Watercolors
Visitors' books
Photographs
Drawings
Illustrated letters
Sketches
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Animal sculptors  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6951
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209080
AAA_collcode_warnhein
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209080

Jacob Kainen papers

Creator:
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Kainen, Ruth Cole.  Search this
Names:
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Australian National Gallery  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
British Museum  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Middendorf Gallery  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Acton, David, 1953-  Search this
Agee, William C.  Search this
Berman, Avis  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Butler, Bryce  Search this
Cole, Phoebe  Search this
Fine, Ruth, 1941-  Search this
Fort Wayne Museum of Art  Search this
Frohlich, Newton, 1936-  Search this
Gilkey, Gordon  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Halesz, Piri  Search this
Harrison, Carol  Search this
Holden, Donald  Search this
Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole, 1922-  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Jackson, John Baptist, 1701-1780?  Search this
Jordon, Jim  Search this
Kalonyme, Louis  Search this
Lunn, Harry, 1933-1998  Search this
Morse, Peter  Search this
Nordland, Gerald  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Pollack, Jerome  Search this
Powell, Richard J., 1953-  Search this
Purcell, Ann  Search this
Rand, Harry  Search this
Reynolds, Jock  Search this
Ries, Martin, 1926-  Search this
Solman, Joseph, 1909-2008  Search this
Steinberg, Leo  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles, 1917-  Search this
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991  Search this
Tejera, V. ((Victorino))  Search this
Thornton, Valerie  Search this
Weber, Joanne  Search this
Extent:
33.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Transcripts
Videotapes
Visitors' books
Lectures
Prints
Greeting cards
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Date:
1905-2009
bulk 1940-2001
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diaries, calendars, inventories, interview transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diary and journal entries, calendars, inventories, interview and "dialog" transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.

Biographical materials include items concerning Kainen's career as a curator and artist, in addition to a useful bibliography, detailed biographical outline, and a copy of an FBI report compiled on him. Also included are five videocassette recordings of Kainen.

Alphabetical correspondence/subject files comprise the bulk of the collection and include both Jacob's and Ruth's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, artists, art critics, curators, museums, arts organizations, galleries, and many others. There is a significant amount of correspondence with David Acton, the Addison Gallery of Art and Jock Reynolds, William Agee, Australian National Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Avis Berman, the British Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth Broun and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bryce Butler, Pheobe Cole, the Corcoran Gallery and School of Art, Richard Field, Ruth Fine, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Newton Frohlich, Gordon Gilkey and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Arshile Gorky, Piri Halesz, Carol Harrison, Donald Holden, Wilhelmina Holladay, John Baptist Jackson, Jim Jordon, Lou Kantor, Harry Lunn Jr., Middendorf Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Peter Morse, Gerald Nordland, Francis O'Connor, Jerome Pollack, Richard Powell, Ann Purcell, Harry Rand, Martin Ries, Joseph Solman, Leo Steinberg, Prentiss Taylor, Victorino Tejera, Valerie Thornton, Joanne Weber, and numerous family members.

Writings are by and about Jacob Kainen. Kainen's writings include articles, lectures, exhibition catalog essays, notes, travel notebooks, short stories, poems, and written statements about his artistic motivations and justifications. There are writings about Kainen by Avis Berman, Ruth Cole Kainen, and others. The bulk of the numerous diary entries are from Ruth Cole Kainen's diaries, many of which concern Jacob and their family. There are also annotated and revised diary entries. There is one folder of diary entries and one folder of journal entries by Jacob Kainen and two dismantled journal-like notebooks. The papers include daily calendars and travel itineraries from 1972 through 2001.

The papers include transcripts of formal interviews and informal conversations with Jacob Kainen. Transcripts are of informal dinner, telephone, and general conversations between friends, colleagues, artists, and Ruth Cole Kainen. Included are conversations with Avis Berman, Walter Hopps, Harry Rand, Joshua Taylor, and several others. Many of these transcripts were also annnotated by Jacob and Ruth Kainen. Also found are numerous transcripts of more formal interviews with Kainen by art historians, art critics, and students.

There are inventories, appraisals, and lists of sold and not sold paintings, as well as color photographs of some of Kainen's works of art. Also found are inventories of the Kainens' art collection. Printed materials include Kainen's exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings of articles by and about Jacob Kainen, and an exhibition guestbook.

Photographs are of Kainen with his family and friends, at exhibition openings, and working in his studios. Works of art by others includes handmade greeting cards, limited edition prints, and portfolios given to Jacob Kainen. Nine scrapbooks containing news clippings and exhibition publications document the entirety of Kainen's career as an artist.
Arrangement:
The Jacob Kainen papers are arranged into 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-2001 (Boxes 1, 32; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence/Subject Files, 1936-2003 (Boxes 1-12, 32-33; 11.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1920s-2002 (Boxes 12-13, 33; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries, circa 1952-2002 (Boxes 13-18, 33-38; 10.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Calendars, 1953-2008 (Boxes 18-20, 38; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Transcripts, circa 1975-1994 (Boxes 20-21, 38; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Inventories, 1927-2001 (Boxes 21-22; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1938-2003 (Box 22, 38, OV 31; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1905-2000 (Boxes 22-25, 38, OV 31; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 10: Works of Art by Others, 1942-2000 (Boxes 25-26, OV 31; 1.2 linear foot)

Series 11: Scrapbooks, 1936-1998 (Boxes 27-30, 38; 1.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jacob Kainen (1909-2001) was a painter, printmaker, and curator who worked primarily in Washington, D.C.

Born on December 7, 1909 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Jacob Kainen moved with his family to New York City in 1918. Kainen studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn from 1927 until 1930, and at the Art Student's League. In the early 1930s, Kainen became involved in social causes and formed close friendships with the early abstractionists, including John Graham, Arshile Gorky, and Stuart Davis. He joined the Artists' Union and a contributor to its journal, Art Front, along with Stuart Davis and Harold Rosenberg. Jacob's participation in the Artists' Union was later investigated by the FBI.

From 1935 until 1942, Kainen worked for the Graphic Arts Division of the Works Progress Administration in New York City and began exhibiting with the New York School. It was during this period that he married Bertha Friedman. Jacob and Bertha had two sons together, Dan and Paul, and divorced in 1968.

In 1942, Kainen made a life-changing decision to leave New York City and move to Washington, D.C. to accept what he thought would be a temporary position as a scientific aide in the Division of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian Institution. Kainen quickly became Assistant Curator and Curator in 1946. He served as Curator for twenty years, completely reshaping the department and building the graphic arts collection. His print exhibitions brought the work of S.W. Hayter, Josef Albers, Adja Yunkers, Louis Lozowick, Karl Schrag, José Guerrero, Louis Schanker, Werner Drewes, and Boris Margo to Washington audiences - graphic work that might not have been shown that early in the area.

1947 marked the opening of the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts, where Kainen served as a teacher and guide to several important artists, helping to make the workshop a magnet for new talent and instrumental in furthering the careers of several artists. Although Kainen taught Gene Davis and Alma Thomas and introduced Morris Louis to Leon Berkowitz, he never considered himself a member of the "Washington Color School."

In 1949, the Corcoran Gallery of Art held a retrospective of Kainen's prints and three years later Kenneth Noland organized Kainen's first painting retrospective at Catholic University. Kainen's paintings from the 1940s illustrated a shift away from social realism toward abstract expressionism. In 1956, Jacob Kainen received a grant from the American Philosophical society to conduct research in Europe for his monograph on the English woodcut artist, John Baptist Jackson. He traveled to Europe again in 1962 to study paintings and prints from the Mannerist Period.

From 1966 until 1970, Kainen worked as the Curator of prints and drawings at the National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum). He married Ruth Cole in February of 1969. Kainen retired from the Smithsonian a year later to devote himself full-time to his art, but continued to serve as a special consultant to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for nineteen years. In 1971 and 1972, Kainen taught painting and the history of printmaking at the University of Maryland. A retrospective of Kainen's paintings was held in 1993 at the National Museum of American Art (SAAM).

Throughout his artistic career, Kainen experimented with different mediums and explored different styles, yet he identified himself as a painter. Jacob Kainen participated in at least twenty-five one man shows and several group exhibitions. His works are in collections across the United States and abroad, including the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Museum. He worked in his studio up until the time of his death on March 19, 2001 at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Related Material:
Found among the holdings of the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Jacob Kainen conducted by Avis Berman in 1982 for the Archives' "Mark Rothko and His Times" oral history project. Also found are microfilm copies of Bertha Kainen's correspondence with Avis Berman regarding Berman's essay about Jacob Kainen.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 565, 2147-2149, and 2200) including correspondence, writings by Kainen, and papers relating to the Smithsonian Institution Loyalty Board's investigation of Jacob Kainen from 1942-1954. Most, but not all, of the loaned materials were included in later gifts. Loaned materials not donated at a later date remain with the lender and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Jacob and Ruth Kainen first lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming from 1973-1981, the bulk of which was included in the later gifts. Papers were then donated in multiple accretions between 1981-2007 by Jacob and Ruth Kainen, and in 2009 from the estate of Ruth Kainen via executor Teresa Covacevich Grana. Also in 2003, eight photographs of Jacob and Ruth Kainen were transferred from the National Portrait Gallery to the Archives of American Art.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Jacob Kainen 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:
Curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art teachers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Transcripts
Videotapes
Visitors' books
Lectures
Prints
Greeting cards
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2008, bulk 1940-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kainjaco
See more items in:
Jacob Kainen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kainjaco
Additional Online Media:

Richard N. Brooke

Subject:
Corcoran School of Art Washington, D.C. Photographs  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1880
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10359
See more items in:
William Henry Holmes artists' files, 1879-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10359

Richard N. Brooke with his Corcoran class

Subject:
Corcoran School of Art Washington, D.C. Photographs  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1906
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Artists in groups  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10360
See more items in:
William Henry Holmes artists' files, 1879-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10360
Additional Online Media:

Olive Rush and Corcoran School of Art class

Subject:
Rush, Olive  Search this
Corcoran School of Art Washington, D.C. Photographs  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1890
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Artists in groups  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2468
See more items in:
Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2468
Additional Online Media:

MS 7164 Chōshō shidai

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Names:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Page (33 cm x 45 cm)
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sheet music
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7164
Translation of Title:
Music for shō
Local Note:
Transliterations, translations, and other data furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology. She consulted Richard Lane, Images from the floating world: the Japanese print, Friboug, Sitzerland, 1978, and Laurence P. Roberts, A dictionary of Japanese artists, Tokyo and New Yor, 1976.
Topic:
Music -- Japanese  Search this
Centennial Exposition, Philadephia, 1876  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music
Identifier:
NAA.MS7164
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7164

Allen Tupper True and True family papers

Creator:
True, Allen Tupper, 1881-1955  Search this
Names:
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Brangwyn, Frank, Sir, 1867-1956  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketches
Diaries
Drawings
Christmas cards
Illustrated letters
Cartoons (working drawings)
Sketchbooks
Date:
1841-1987
Summary:
The Allen Tupper True and True family papers date from 1841 to 1987 and measure 8.2 linear feet. The collection presents a good overview of True's personal life and and his career as mural painter and illustrator specializing in Western themes.
Scope and Content Note:
The Allen Tupper True and True family papers date from 1841 to 1987 and measure 8.2 linear feet. The collection presents a good overview of True's personal life and and his career as mural painter and illustrator specializing in Western themes. Through art work, project files, photographs, and printed material, the collection offers a rich resource, both textually and visually of True's research and work on documenting early twentieth century Native Americans cultural traditions. The papers also document True's childhood and his relationship with his family through various family papers, such as correspondence, genealogies, subject files, photographs, and a scrapbook. The collection is a particularly rich resource for the study of Allen Tupper True's work, as well as original documentation of the American West and Native American culture.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into thirteen series according to material type. The contents of each series have been arranged chronologically. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1895-1964, undated (box 1, 7 folders)

Series 2: Subject Files, 1873-1955 (box 1, 23 folders)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1841-1956 (boxes 1-4, 3.5 linear ft.)

Series 4: Business Records, 1903-1951 (box 4, 4 folders)

Series 5: Notes, 1902-1920 (box 5, 10 folders)

Series 6: Writings, 1896-1926 (box 5, 5 folders)

Series 7: Artwork, 1897-1923 (boxes 5, 10, and OV 11, 0.5 linear ft.)

Series 8: Project Files, 1912-1987 (boxes 5-6 and 10, 0.75 linear ft.)

Series 9: Photographs, 1859-1950 (boxes 6-7, 1.5 linear ft.)

Series 10: Scrapbook, 1934 (box 7, 1 volume)

Series 11: Printed Material, 1875-1981 (box 7, 21 folders)

Series 12: Artifacts, ca. 1863 (boxes 7 and 10, 9 items)

Series 13: Glass Plate Negatives, undated (boxes 8-9, 0.8 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Allen Tupper True (1881-1955) was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1881. He was a student at the University of Denver, and studied at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. between 1901 and 1902. In 1902, he was accepted into Howard Pyle's classes in Chadd's Ford, Pennsylvania, and studied there until 1908, befriending classmates George Harding, Gordon McCouch, Thornton Oakley, and N.C. Wyeth. Through Pyle, True began his career as a magazine illustrator.

From approximately 1913-1915, True worked with British muralist Frank Brangwyn, assisting Brangwyn in the execution of murals at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, California.

After marrying Emma Goodman Eaton in 1915 (divorced 1934), True launched his career as a mural painter. His most notable works include the mural decorations in the state capitol buildings of Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming, as well as murals for the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company Building and the Civic Center in Denver, Colorado. True specialized in depicting Western and Native American themes.

From 1934-1945, True acted as consultant for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, in charge of and designing all decoration and color schemes for the Boulder Dam power plant, Grand Coulee Dam, and the Shasta Dam, among others.

True was a Unitarian Mason, and a member of the Mural Painters of America, Beta Theta Pi, Cactus Club of Denver, and the Author's Club, London. He died in 1955.
Provenance:
The Allen Tupper True and True family papers were donated in February and April 1988 by True's daughter Jane True Mueller and his son, Frank True.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Allen Tupper True and True family 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:
Indians of North America -- Portraits  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Muralists -- Colorado -- Denver  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Illustrators -- Colorado -- Denver  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Diaries
Drawings
Christmas cards
Illustrated letters
Cartoons (working drawings)
Sketchbooks
Citation:
The Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987
Identifier:
AAA.truealle
See more items in:
Allen Tupper True and True family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-truealle
Additional Online Media:

Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall Self Guided Audio Tour

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Jones, Brian  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Howard University  Search this
Stovall Workshop Inc.  Search this
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Porter, James A. (James Amos), 1905-1970  Search this
Stovall, Di Bagley  Search this
Stovall, Lou  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
5 sound recordings (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Georgia
Springfield (Mass.)
United States
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents:
Brian Jones provides the narration for the self guided audio tour for the exhibition, Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall. The life history of Lou and Di Stovall and their work with the Stovall Workshop Inc., Lou's relationship with Sam Gilliam and Lloyd McNeill, Lou's work with the Corcoran Gallery, Di's education at the Corcoran School of Art, the meaning of the poster, and Lou's passion for drawing are briefly discussed. Individual works - posters, prints, and fine art - by Lou and Di, including a collaboration piece by Gilliam and Lou, are described.
Audio tour script - unedited audio narration. Part of Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall Audiovisual Records. AV003296-3: sound distorted. Dated 19831026, 19831027. AV001367 and AV001377: dated 198310. AV001368 and AV001369: dated 19831020. AV001365: undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall Self Guided Audio Tour was created for an exhibition featuring the works of Washington, D.C. artists, Lou and Di Stovall, organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from September 18, 1983 - March 4, 1984. The exhibition, Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall, showcased 84 works - silkscreen prints, drawings, and arcylic paintings - illustrating the artists' progression form posterists to master printmaker and miniaturist, respectively. The art was complemented by audiovisual presentations on the technique of silkscreen printing and a biographical essay on the artists.;Lou Stovall was born Luther McKinley Stovall in Athens, Georgia in 1937. When Stovall was four years old, his family moved north to Springfield, Massachusetts to find work. At age of fifteen, he was an apprentice to Al LaPierre in his silkscreen sign shop at the Growers Outlet Super Market. In 1956, Stovall received a grant and scholarship to attend Rhode Island School of Design. After the first semester, his father became ill so Stovall returned home to support his family for about five or six years. When he returned to school, Stovall attended Howard University, where he received a B.F.A. in 1965. James Lesesne Wells introduced to Stovall to silkscreen as a fine art rather than a commercial medium. Stovall also learned about collaboration in printmaking (artist and printer combining ideas and skills to create a work of art) from Wells. In 1968, Stovall received a grant to buy printmaking equipment. However, he made most of the tools and tables himself creating a full scale printmaking, wood making, and metal workshop in Washington, D.C. Under his direction, Workshop Inc. has grown from a small but active studio primarily concerned with community posters into a professional printmaking outfit. Stovall creates his own original silkscreen prints and is the printmaker of choice for other master artists including Elizabeth Catlett, David C. Driskell, and Sam Gilliam. For each work of art, he finds new and unique ways to replicate as closely as possible a painting supplied by the artist. He has the ability to make the medium do just about anything he and the artist(s) want it to do. Stovall's innovative techniques and distinctive style is credited by artists and critics with helping to transform the concept of silkscreen printmaking from a commercial craft to a true art form. In 1971, Stovall married Di Bagley, a painter who specializes in acrylic on paper and incorporates miniature images into many of her works.;Di Stovall, also known as Di Bagley Stovall and Di Bagley, was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1947. As a child, she loved collecting small things, animate and inanimate. Stovall studied with Barbara Pound, a painter known for landscapes, oil, and watercolor, throughout her childhood and teenage years. In the late 1960s, Stovall was educated at Columbus College and Bradley Museum, both in Georgia, before moving to Washington, D.C. to attend Corcoran School of Art. Stovall is a noted master of the miniature, creating representational and abstract images painted in absorbing detail. Although she creates drawings, prints, and watercolors, she prefers to work with acrylic on paper to capture the minute detail she seeks. Stovall's work also includes acrylic paint on glass, hand-crafted jewelry, and wooden cabinetry. Overall, Stovall's work is colorful, whimsical, and sophisticated. Color is extremely important to her. In 1971, she married Lou Stovall, a printmaker.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003296-1

ACMA AV003296-2

ACMA AV003296-3

ACMA AV001367

ACMA AV001377

ACMA AV001368

ACMA AV001369

ACMA AV001365
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Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American printmakers  Search this
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African American artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art  Search this
Prints  Search this
Screen prints  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Series Citation:
Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-001, Item ACMA AV003450
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Fourth annual execution of the Society of Washington Fakirs

Title:
4th annual execution of the Society of Washington Fakirs
Fourth occasional execution by the Society of Washington Fakirs
Author:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artist:
Dealy active 1909  Search this
Supporting host:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Sponsor:
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhbitions
Caricatures and cartoons
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1909
Topic:
Satire in art  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Art students  Search this
Call number:
N330.W3 C67 1909
Data Source:
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Fifth annual exhibition / Society of Washington Fakirs, Corcoran Art Gallery, March 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Title:
5th annual exhibition, Society of Washington Fakirs
Catalogue of the fifth occasional assault by the Society of Washington Fakirs
Author:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Supporting host:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Sponsor:
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
22 pages, 2 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhbitions
Caricatures and cartoons
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Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1910
Topic:
Satire in art  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Art students  Search this
Call number:
N330.W3 C67 1910
Data Source:
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2nd annual show / Society of Washington Fakirs, Art Students' League, 808 17th Street

Title:
Second annual show
MDCCCC, "suppressed", one cent
Author:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Former owner:
Moser, James Henry 1854-1913 DSI  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954 DSI  Search this
Supporting host:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Sponsor:
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhbitions
Caricatures and cartoons
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1900
Topic:
Satire in art  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Art students  Search this
Call number:
N330.W3 C67 1900
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Catalogue of the latest accidental agony of the Society of Washington Fakirs : being a key to the mysteries in the mud-room

Title:
Sixth annual exhibition, Society of Washington Fakirs, Corcoran Art Gallery
Author:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Illustrator:
Nicolaïdes, Kimon 1892-1938  Search this
Former owner:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954 DSI  Search this
Printer:
Byron S. Adams (Firm)  Search this
Supporting host:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Sponsor:
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
19 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhbitions
Caricatures and cartoons
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1912
Topic:
Satire in art  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Art students  Search this
Call number:
N330.W3 C67 1912
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Third occasional execution of the Society of Washington Fakirs, 1908 : carefully expurgated

Title:
Third occasional exhibition by the Society of Washington Fakirs
Author:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Supporting host:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Sponsor:
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Humor
Exhbitions
Exhibitions
Caricatures and cartoons
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1908
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Parody in art  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Art students  Search this
Call number:
N330.W3 C67 1908
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093125

Second annual execution of the Society of Washington Fakirs, 1905 : Messermerized

Title:
Second annual exhibition of the Society of Washington Fakirs
Messermerized
Catalogue of the second annual exhumation of the Society of Washington Fakirs, being a revised list of the offenses and prepetrators [i.e. perpetrators] of the works of art shown
Author:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artist:
White, Constance  Search this
Supporting host:
Messer, Edmund Clarence 1842-1919  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Sponsor:
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Humor
Exhbitions
Exhibitions
Caricatures and cartoons
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1905
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Parody in art  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Art students  Search this
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edanmdm:siris_sil_1093131

R.I.P. : a catalogue of the third annual exhibition of Washington Fakirs : being a condensed list of the true titles of authors and works shown by the S.W.A

Title:
Third annual offense of the Society of Washington Fakirs Mick
Catalogue of the third annual exhibition of Washington Fakirs
Author:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Sponsor:
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Supporting host:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 pages (some folded) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Humor
Exhbitions
Exhibitions
Caricatures and cartoons
Parodies
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Washington, D.C
Date:
1901
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Parody in art  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Art students  Search this
Call number:
N330.W3 C67 1901
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edanmdm:siris_sil_1093138

A catalogue of the first annual exhumation of the Society of Washington Fakirs : being a revised list of the titles and authors of the works of art shown

Title:
First annual execution of the society of Washington Fakirs, 1904
Author:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artist:
Daugherty, James 1889-1974  Search this
Sponsor:
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Event place:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Humor
Exhbitions
Exhibitions
Caricatures and cartoons
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1904
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Parody in art  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Art students  Search this
Call number:
N330.W3 C67 1904
Data Source:
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[Mary Abbott : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Abbott, Mary  Search this
Subject:
Abbott, Mary  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Call number:
VF-- Abbott, Mary
Restrictions & Rights:
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCULATE. FOLDER(S) AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY AT THE NMAA/NPG LIBRARY.
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