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John Wilde papers

Creator:
Wilde, John, 1919-2006  Search this
Names:
Andrew Balkin Editions  Search this
Tandem Press  Search this
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977  Search this
Bouras, Harry  Search this
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert, 1970-  Search this
Economou, George  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Fein, Sylvia  Search this
Gardetto, Helga  Search this
Gardetto, Peter  Search this
Glasier, Marshall, 1902-  Search this
Hamady, Walter  Search this
Huppler, Dudley, 1917-1988  Search this
Karidis, Jerome  Search this
Laird, Mary Louise, 1948-  Search this
Lindbergh, Reeve  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Minasian, Khatchik  Search this
Priebe, Karl J., 1914-1976  Search this
Seefeldt, Michael  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
Whitney, J. D.  Search this
Wolff, Theodore F.  Search this
Extent:
21.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Scrapbooks
Date:
1935-2011
Summary:
The papers of Wisconsin painter, educator, and draftsman John Wilde measure 21.3 linear feet and date from 1935 to 2011. The papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, 27 journals, personal business records, exhibition files, two scrapbooks, photographic materials, six sketchbooks, artwork, and nearly 90 limited edition, letterpress artist collaboration books – many that include artwork contributed by Wilde.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Wisconsin painter, educator, and draftsman John Wilde measure 21.3 linear feet and date from 1935 to 2011. The papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, 27 journals, personal business records, exhibition files, two scrapbooks, photographic materials, six sketchbooks, artwork, and nearly 90 limited edition, letterpress artist collaboration books – many that include artwork contributed by Wilde.

Biographical materials include certificates and awards, a diploma from the University of Wisconsin, curriculum vitae, memorials, and membership files. Correspondence is with family and friends, and colleagues Karl Priebe, Gertrude Abercrombie, Sylvia Fein, Dudley Huppler, Marshall Glasier, Robert Cozzolino, Theodore Wolff, Peter and Helga Gardetto, Andrew Balkin Editions, Warrington Colescott, Tandem Press, Harvey Littleton, and others. Letters from Walter Hamady are access restricted and housed separately.

There are interviews with Wilde from Harry Bouras' radio show Critics Choice, as well as an interview with Gertrude Abercrombie by Studs Terkel's for Terkel's WFMT radio show broadcast in Chicago.

Wilde discusses his artwork and other topics in 27 journals spanning seven decades. Additional writings by Wilde include term papers, his thesis titled "A Survey of the Development of Surrealism in Painting and Its Chief Innovations with Special Emphasis on the Life and Work of Max Ernst," transcriptions for gallery talks and speeches, notes, and various other writings. Writings about Wilde are by Theodore Wolff, Michael Seefeldt, and other authors. Wilde's personal business records include account books, appraisals, donation papers, inventory books and lists, and a draft of Wilde's last will and testament.

There are exhibition files for Leaders in Wisconsin Art (1982), John Wilde: Drawings 1940-1984 (1984), Wildeworld: The Art of John Wilde (1999), John Wilde: Recent Work (2003), With Friends: Six Magical Realists (2005), and others.

Printed materials include art auction catalogs, calendars, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, invitations, magazines and journals, poetry booklets, press releases, programs, and an annual report. There are also two scrapbooks containing clippings and other printed materials compiled by Wilde. There are photographs of Wilde, his studio and estate, his close friends and fellow artists, and of works of art by Wilde and others.

A series of nearly 90 artists collaboration books, many illustrated by Wilde, include Five Poems by Khatchik Minasian, Poems for Self Therepy by George Economou, Six Poems by J.D. Whitney, John's Apples by Reeve Lindbergh and 44 Wilde 1944, What His Mother's Son Hath Wrought (WHMSHW), The Story of Jane and Joan, and A Hamady Wilde Sampler/Salutations 1995. Other books are by Walter Hamady, Mary Laird Hamady, and others.

Six sketchbooks contain drawings and studies, as well as sketches of himself, his friends, and of his first wife Helen. Interspersed througout the sketchbooks are lists of artworks, accounting notes, and other notes and writings. Additional artwork includes files marked as preparatory drawings by Wilde, a large collage by Jerome Karidis titled Homage to the Queen Gertrude Abercrombie, and a few drawings by others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 13 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1939-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1935-2011 (9.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-9, 21, 25-27)

Series 3: Interviews, circa 1959-circa 1975 (0.2 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 4: Journals, 1935-2006 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 9-11)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1936-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 11)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1940-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 12)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1963-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 12-13)

Series 8: Printed Materials, 1940-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 13-14, 21)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1948-1963 (0.4 linear feet; Box 21)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, circa 1940-2000s (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 14-17, 21)

Series 11: Artists Collaboration Books, circa 1970-circa 2000 (4.0 linear feet; Box 17-20, 22)

Series 12: Sketchbooks, 1940-1985 (0.2 linear feet; Box 20, 22)

Series 13: Artwork, circa 1943-circa 2000 (0.3 linear feet; Box 20, OVs 23-24)
Biographical / Historical:
John Wilde (1919-2006) was a painter, educator, and draftsman who specialized in silver point and was associated with Magic Realism. He lived and worked in Wisconsin.

Wilde was born near Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 12, 1919. He lived his whole life in Wisconsin except when he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for his bachelor and master degrees in art and art history. While at university, Wilde, along with Marshall Glasier, Sylvia Fein, Karl Priebe, Dudley Huppler, and Gertrude Abercrombie, formed a close-knit circle of friends who shared similar ideas on art and painted in the style of Magic Realism. They often met at Priebe's studio in Milwaukee or Abercrombie's house in Chicago. Wilde also met his first wife and fellow art student, Helen Ashman, during this time. Wilde later married Shirley Grilley after Helen's death in 1966.

Wilde completed artwork for several books published by Perishable Press, a publishing company owned by Walter Hamady. He contributed illustrations to John's Apples by Reeve Lindbergh, 1985- The Twelve Months by Hamady, and Five Poems by Khatchik Minasian. Wilde also wrote and illustrated 44 Wilde 1944, What His Mother's Son Hath Wrought (WHMSHW), The Story of Jane and Joan, and co-authored A Hamady Sampler, Salutations 1995 with Hamady. In addition to his collaborations with Perishable Press, Wilde worked with Warrington Colescott, Harvey Littleton, Tandem Press, and Andrew Balkin Editions on various projects.

The Elvehjem Museum of Art, now the Chazen Museum of Art, located at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where Wilde taught art for 35 years, held several exhibitions of Wilde's work including John Wilde: Drawings 1940-1984 (1984), Wildeworld: The Art of John Wilde (1999), and With Friends: Six Magical Realists (2005).

The Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin began representing Wilde in 1993 and continued to represent Wilde's work after his death in Cooksville, Wisconsin on March 9, 2006.
Related Materials:
An interview with John Wilde conducted in 1979 by Michael Danoff for the Archives of American Art and the collection, Maurice W. Berger correspondence with John Wilde, 1952-1959, are also found in the Archives of American Art.
Separated Materials:
Also avaialbe at the Archives of American Art are materials lent for microfilming (reel 5661 and 4710) including letters from Walter Hamaday. Lent material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.

Portions of the loaned material on reel 4710 were subsequently donated, but a comparison of the film and papers was not completed.
Provenance:
The John Wilde papers were donated incrementally between 1975 and 2015 by John Wilde and his estate. Portions were previously lent for microfilming. Additional letters from Walter Hamady were lent for microfilming by John Wilde in December 1999.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. One box of letters from Walter Hamady is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. The Walter Hamady letters microfilmed on 2539a, 4710a, and 5661 are also ACCESS RESTRICTED.
Rights:
The John Wilde 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:
Draftsmen (artists) -- Wisconsin  Search this
Art teachers -- Wisconsin  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Wisconsin  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Magic realism (Art)  Search this
Painters -- Wisconsin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Scrapbooks
Citation:
John Wilde Papers, 1935-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wildjohn
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wildjohn

Dudley Huppler : drawings / Robert Cozzolino [exhibition curator]

Author:
Huppler, Dudley 1917-1988  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Elvehjem Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Huppler, Dudley 1917-1988  Search this
Physical description:
101 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2002
Call number:
N40.1.H955x E48 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_691878

Art in Chicago : resisting regionalism, transforming modernism / Robert Cozzolino

Author:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
82 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
2007
20th century
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1009883

Tom Uttech : Adisokewinini : List Gallery, Swarthmore College, November 1-December 16, 2012 : Alexandre Gallery, New York, February 21-March 30, 2013 / [introduction by Andrea Packard and text by Robert Cozzilino [sic]]

Title:
Adisokewinini
Author:
Uttech, Tom 1942-  Search this
Packard, Andrea  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
List Gallery  Search this
Alexandre Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Uttech, Tom 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : col. ill. ; 25 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2012
[2012]
21st century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1020798

Karl Wirsum / [catalog edited by Dan Nadel ; with contributions from Robert Cozzolino [and others]]

Author:
Wirsum, Karl 1939-  Search this
Nadel, Dan  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Derek Eller Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Wirsum, Karl 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2013
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1049400

Rosalyn Drexler : vulgar lives : Garth Greenan Gallery, New York / edited by Garth Greenan

Title:
Vulgar lives
Artist:
Drexler, Rosalyn  Search this
Author:
Greenan, Garth  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Garth Greenan Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Drexler, Rosalyn  Search this
Physical description:
79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1068966

John Wilde : the early works / foreword by Tory Folliard ; essay by Robert Cozzolino

Author:
Wilde, John 1919-2006  Search this
Writer of preface:
Folliard, Tory  Search this
Writer of added text:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Publisher:
Tory Folliard Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Wilde, John 1919-2006  Search this
Physical description:
62 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1077058

With friends : six magic realists, 1940-1965 / Robert Cozzolino

Author:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Elvehjem Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 174 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Place:
Middle West
United States
Date:
2005
20th century
Topic:
Magic realism (Art)  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767568

Elizabeth Osborne : the color of light / [curated by] Robert Cozzolino

Author:
Osborne, Elizabeth 1936-  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Osborne, Elizabeth 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 118 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_942007

Narcissus in the studio : artist portraits and self-portraits / edited by Robert Cozzolino ; with contributions by Joe Fig, Sarah McEneaney, Jonathan Frederick Walz

Author:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
2010
2010, ©2010
Topic:
Portraits, American  Search this
Self-portraits, American  Search this
Artists--Psychology  Search this
Artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_968427

Anatomy/Academy : Philadelphia: nexus of art and science / curated by Robert Cozzolino, Anna O. Marley, and Julien Robson

Author:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Marley, Anna O  Search this
Robson, Julien  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2011
Topic:
Human anatomy  Search this
Medicine in art  Search this
Call number:
N8223 .C69 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975600

A gift from the heart : American art from the collection of James and Barbara Palmer / Joyce Henri Robinson, editor ; with contributions by Robert Cozzolino [and twelve others]

Title:
American art from the collection of James and Barbara Palmer
Editor of compilation:
Robinson, Joyce Henri  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Author:
Palmer Museum of Art (Pennsylvania State University)  Search this
Subject:
Palmer, James R. -2001 Art collections  Search this
Palmer, Barbara Raeder Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 242 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
2013
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1015093

Peter Blume : nature and metamorphosis / edited by Robert Cozzolino ; with contributions by Samantha Baskind, Sergio Cortesini, Robert Cowley, David McCarthy, Sarah Vure

Editor:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Author:
Blume, Peter 1906-1992 Works Selections  Search this
Contributor:
Baskind, Samantha  Search this
Issuing body:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Host institution:
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Blume, Peter 1906-1992  Search this
Physical description:
351 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1041015

David Lynch : the unified field / Robert Cozzolino, Alethea Rockwell

Title:
Unified field
Curator:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Contributor:
Rockwell, Alethea  Search this
Artist:
Lynch, David 1946-  Search this
Author:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Lynch, David 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
157 pages ; 29 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043480

Ivan Albright / organized by Courtney Graham Donnell ; with contributions by Courtney Graham Donnell, Susan S. Weininger, and Robert Cozzolino ; edited by Susan F. Rossen

Author:
Donnell, Courtney Graham  Search this
Weininger, Susan  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Rossen, Susan F  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Albright, Ivan 1897-  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
[1997]
Call number:
N40.1.A336 D6 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_522564

American art in the Princeton University Art Museum. Volume 1, Drawings and watercolors / John Wilmerding ; with an essay by Kathleen A. Foster ; contributions by Robert T. Cozzolino ... [et al.]

Author:
Princeton University Art Museum  Search this
Wilmerding, John  Search this
Foster, Kathleen A  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Musée américain Giverny  Search this
High Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Princeton University Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 385 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
New Jersey
Princeton
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Drawing, American  Search this
Watercolor painting, American  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746486

George Tooker / Robert Cozzolino, Marshall N. Price, M. Melissa Wolfe ; contributing authors, Anna C. Chave, Thomas H. Garver, Jonathan Weinberg

Author:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Price, Marshall N  Search this
Wolfe, M. Melissa, 1963-  Search this
Tooker, George  Search this
National Academy (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Columbus Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Tooker, George  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2008
Call number:
N6537.T6455 A4 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_912588

Re: Chicago / [essays by Robert Cozzolino, Wendy Greenhouse, Kirsten M. Jensen, and Lynne Warren ; foreword by Louise Lincoln]

Author:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Greenhouse, Wendy 1955-  Search this
Jensen, Kirsten M. 1969-  Search this
Warren, Lynne  Search this
Lincoln, Louise  Search this
DePaul University Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
86 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
2011
C2011
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6535.C5 R4 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_983299

The female gaze : women artists making their world / edited by Robert Cozzolino with contributions by Glenn Adamson, Linda Lee Alter, Diane Burko, Anna C. Chave, Robert Cozzolino, Anna Havemann, Joanna Gardner-Huggett, Melanie Anne Herzog, Janine Mileaf, Mey-Yen Moriuchi, Jodi Throckmorton, Michele Wallace

Author:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Editor of compilation:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Subject:
Alter, Linda Lee Art collections  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
335 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
2012
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1014368

American masterworks from the Merrill C. Berman Collection / texts by Robert Cozzolino, David C. Driskell, Peter Nesbett, John Yau

Author:
Merrill C. Berman Collection (Rye, N.Y.)  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Driskell, David C.  Search this
Nesbett, Peter T.  Search this
Yau, John 1950-  Search this
Alexandre, Phil  Search this
Host institution:
Alexandre Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Biggers, John Thomas 1924-2001  Search this
Delaney, Joseph 1904-1991  Search this
Hayden, Palmer C. 1890-1973  Search this
Johnson, William H. 1901-1970  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob 1917-2000  Search this
Pippin, Horace 1888-1946  Search this
Physical description:
39 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 x 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2015
[2015]
20th century
Topic:
African American art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047230

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