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The art of modern tapestry : Dovecot Studios since 1912 / edited by Elizabeth Cumming ; with an essay by David Weir

Author:
Cumming, Elizabeth  Search this
Weir, David  Search this
Subject:
Dovecot Studios History  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Scotland
Date:
2012
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Tapestry--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1008584

Master weavers : tapestry from the Dovecot Studios, 1912-1980 : an Edinburgh International Festival exhibition / organised by the Scottish Arts Council, 15th August to 14th September 1980

Author:
Dovecot Studios  Search this
Scottish Arts Council  Search this
Subject:
Dovecot Studios  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Scotland
Date:
1980
20th century
Topic:
Tapestry--History  Search this
Call number:
NK3045.A1 M37 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_936337

Scottish Arts Council, "Master Weavers: Tapestry from the Dovecot Studios" (1980-1981)

Collection Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 25-26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980-1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Gloria Ross 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.
Collection Citation:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998

Creator:
Ross, Gloria F., 1923-1998  Search this
Subject:
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Temple Emanu-El (Bayonne, N.J.)  Search this
Dovecot Studios  Search this
Pace Editions (Firm)  Search this
Atelier Raymond Picaud  Search this
Pinton Atelier  Search this
Topic:
Video recordings  Search this
Navajo weavers  Search this
Designers  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Tapestry  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366323
AAA_collcode_rossglor
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_366323
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Gloria Ross papers

Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Names:
Atelier Raymond Picaud  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Dovecot Studios  Search this
Pace Editions (Firm)  Search this
Pinton Atelier  Search this
Temple Emanu-El (Bayonne, N.J.)  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
14.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Paintings
Video recordings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1924-1998
Summary:
The papers of New York tapestry éditeur Gloria Ross measure 14.5 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1998. The bulk of the papers consist of project files that document her collaborations with artists to make tapestries of their paintings and collages. Also found are scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, exhibition files, professional activity files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York tapestry éditeur Gloria Ross measure 14.5 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1998. The bulk of the papers consist of project files that document her collaborations with artists to make tapestries of their paintings and collages. Also found are scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, exhibition files, professional activity files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artwork.

Biographical material includes resumes and career summaries, as well as an interview of Ross on one videocassette, and a few Frankenthaler family documents. Correspondence is with artists, weavers, workshops, publications, and galleries and is of a professional nature.

Project files document Ross's collaborations with prominent artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, and others. Project files may include correspondence, contracts, invoices, notes, photographs, yarn samples, and a few maquettes and cartoons. Also of note are extensive files regarding her collaborations with Navajo weavers to create tapestries based on geometric paintings by Kenneth Noland. Other project files include a commissioned tapestry for Temple Emanu-El in New York.

Exhibition files document various solo and group exhibitions of Gloria Ross tapestries and includes one videocassette from a 1978 exhibition. Records of her professional activities include her participation in symposia, lectures, and public events. Files may include correspondence, draft lectures, programs, and event publicity. Two short documentaries found on two videocassettes were produced for the Denver Art Museum. Personal business records document Ross's business relationships with weaving workshops and art galleries, most notably Atelier Raymond Picaud, Pinton atelier, Edinburgh Tapestry Company (Dovecot Studios), and Pace Editions, the major sales agent of Gloria Ross tapestries.

Printed material consists of catalogs, announcements, press releases, and other publications regarding exhibitions of Gloria Ross tapestries and Navajo tapestries. Photographs depict Ross, the Frankenthaler family, Ross's tapestries, weaving studios, and Navajo weavers. Artwork includes one painting by Paul Jenkins and unidentified textile and yarn samples.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1926-1998 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-1998 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Project Files, 1960-1998 (7.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-7, 14-15, 17-19, OVs 20, 22-24, Artifact)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1967-1994 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 17)

Series 5: Professional Activities, 1955-1997 (0.7 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1964-1998 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 8-10, OV 21)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1970s-1990s (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, 14)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1924-1990s (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 11, 16)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1970s-1990s (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 11-14, 17, 19)
Biographical / Historical:
Gloria F. Ross (1923-1998) was a tapestry éditeur in New York, New York.

Ross was born Gloria Frankenthaler in New York in 1923. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1943 and married Alfred Ross. They had three children: Alfred, Beverly, and Clifford. In 1954, Gloria Ross made her first needlepoint work from a design by her sister, abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler, and by the mid-1960s, she was exhibiting her tapestries and hooked rugs in New York. She established Gloria F. Ross Studio in 1966 and began regularly collaborating with artists such as Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Jack Youngerman, and Jean Dubuffet to make their works into tapestries. She created business partnerships with weaving workshops in Scotland and France to produce the works. In 1973 she had her first exhibition at Pace Editions, Inc., beginning a long relationship with the gallery as her main sales agent.

In 1979, Ross first traveled to the Navajo Nation to find weavers for a collaborative project with artist Kenneth Noland. She continued to visit the Southwest at least once a year until 1994, and she donated her collection of Navajo rugs and other textiles to the Denver Art Museum. Throughout the 1980s Ross traveled extensively for projects, exhibitions, and symposia. Her final commissioned project, completed in 1997, was a tapestry designed by artist Mark Podwol for Temple Emanu-El in New York. That same year she established the Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies in Tucson, Arizona.
Provenance:
Donated in 2013 by the Gloria Ross estate via Michael I. Katz, executor, with assistance from the Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program, University of Arizona, via Ann Lane Hedlund, director.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Gloria Ross 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:
Tapestry -- Design  Search this
Tapestry -- Production control  Search this
Tapestry -- Technique  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Navajo weavers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Paintings
Video recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rossglor
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Kevin Coates : a bestiary of jewels / photography by Clarissa Bruce

Artist:
Coates, Kevin 1950-  Search this
Photographer:
Bruce, Clarissa  Search this
Host institution:
Ashmolean Museum  Search this
Ruthin Craft Centre  Search this
Harley Gallery (Worksop, England)  Search this
Dovecot Studios  Search this
Subject:
Coates, Kevin 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
104 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
England
Date:
2014
Topic:
Gold jewelry  Search this
Decoration and ornament--Animal forms  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082753

Festival Recordings: Scottish Stories of the Supernatural: Lawrence Tulloch, Sheena Blackhall, Stanley Robertson (Ian Russell); Scottish Tapestry and Dovecots Studio: Douglas Grierson, David Cochrane (Jim Deutsch)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2003 June 27
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2003, Item FP-2003-CT-0378
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
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Personal Business Records

Collection Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet (Boxes 8-10, OV 21)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1998
Scope and Contents:
Personal business records primarily document Ross's business relationships with weaving workshops and art galleries. Included are extensive correspondence, agreements, and financial documents from Atelier Raymond Picaud, Pinton atelier, and Edinburgh Tapestry Company (Dovecot Studios). Also found are extensive records with Pace Editions, the major sales agent of Gloria Ross tapestries. Other records include commission ideas, inventories of works, sales records, and travel documents. Also of note is business correspondence with tapestry producer Yvette Conquil-Prince. Researchers should note that much of the documentation in this series is in French.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Gloria Ross 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.
Collection Citation:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rossglor, Series 6
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Gloria Ross papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rossglor-ref16

Had Gadya tapestries

Author:
PepsiCo, inc  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
198u
198 -]
Topic:
Tapestry  Search this
Corporations--Art collections  Search this
Call number:
NK3012 .P47 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_906950

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