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Ancestral portraits : the colour of my people / Frederick R. McDonald

Author:
McDonald, Frederick R. 1957-  Search this
Subject:
McDonald, Frederick R. 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 95 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Portraits
Biography
Place:
Alberta
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Cree Indians in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_686196

Fritz Scholder : paintings, drawings, lithographs, monotypes : April 9-29, 1978

Title:
Paintings, drawings, lithographs, monotypes
Author:
Scholder, Fritz 1937-2005  Search this
Elaine Horwitch Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Scholder, Fritz 1937-2005  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
[1978]
Topic:
Indians in art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.S358 A4 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787444

Indians on display : global commodification of native America in performance, art, and museums / Norman K. Denzin

Author:
Denzin, Norman K  Search this
Physical description:
226 pages, 8 unnumbered colored pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
[2013]
Topic:
Public opinion  Search this
Indians in popular culture  Search this
Indians in art  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Folklore--Performance  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1005549

Espiritismo altars in Puerto Rico and Cuba : the Indian and the Congo / Judith Bettelheim

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Cuba
Puerto Rico
Date:
2012
Topic:
Spiritualism  Search this
Altars  Search this
Indians in art  Search this
Religion  Search this
African influences  Search this
Call number:
DT16.5 .A27 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1014436

Images of Indian-White contact in the watercolors of Alfred Jacob Miller, 1837-60 / Lisa Maria Strong

Author:
Strong, Lisa Maria 1966-  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Alfred Jacob 1810-1874  Search this
Stewart, William Drummond Sir 1795 or 6-1871  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 320 leaves : ill
Type:
Manuscripts
In art
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1998
Topic:
Indians in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.M63 S87 1998a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_563114

Miller / by John Francis McDermott

Title:
Alfred Jacob Miller
Author:
McDermott, John Francis 1902-1981  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Alfred Jacob 1810-1874  Search this
Physical description:
p. 6-19 : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
In art
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1962
Topic:
Indians in art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.M54 M33 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_689145

Fritz Scholder : Indians & dogs : oil paintings, March 8th to April 8th 1978, Cordier & Ekstrom

Title:
Indians and dogs
Author:
Scholder, Fritz 1937-2005  Search this
Cordier & Ekstrom  Search this
Subject:
Scholder, Fritz 1937-2005  Search this
Physical description:
[15] p. of plates : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
[1978]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Indians in art  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Call number:
ND237.S4335 A4 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787618

Elaine Reichek : sign language : Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

Title:
Sign language
Author:
Reichek, Elaine  Search this
Viso, Olga M. 1966-  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
Subject:
Reichek, Elaine  Search this
Physical description:
1 brochure ([6] p.) : ill., port. ; 21 x 62 cm. (folded to 21 x 21 cm)
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
[1993?]
Topic:
Indians in art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.R348 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988532

Henry Farny, 1847-1916 : November 20, 1983 through January 8, 1984 / catalog compiled and written by graduate students in the course Art Museums, theory and practice ; essay by Carolyn M. Appleton & Natasha S. Bartalini

Author:
Farny, Henry François 1847-1916  Search this
Appleton, Carolyn M  Search this
Bartalini, Natasha S  Search this
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Farny, Henry François 1847-1916  Search this
Physical description:
50 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1983
Topic:
Indians in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.F226 A67
N40.1.F226A67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_285590

George Catlin and his Indian Gallery [electronic resource]

Author:
Catlin, George 1796-1872  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Catlin, George 1796-1872  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
2002
2002]
19th century
Topic:
Indians in art  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND237.C35
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_695986

James Luna : Emendatio / Truman T. Lowe and Paul Chaat Smith

Title:
Emendatio
Author:
Lowe, Truman 1944-  Search this
Luna, James  Search this
Smith, Paul Chaat  Search this
Fondazione scientifica Querini Stampalia  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Biennale di Venezia (51st : 2005 :) Venice, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Luna, James  Search this
Physical description:
111 p.: col. ill.; 25 cm. + 1 sound disc
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Indians in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776832

Allan Houser : an American master (Chiricahua Apache, 1914-1994) / W. Jackson Rushing III

Author:
Rushing, W. Jackson  Search this
Houser, Allan 1914-1994  Search this
Subject:
Houser, Allan 1914-1994 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
2004
Topic:
Apache sculpture  Search this
Indians in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_729549

"Indians of Coastal North Carolina" Exhibit Case

Creator:
Scott, Jack  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
4 x 5;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
North Carolina
Date:
1959
September 1, 1959
Topic:
Indians of North America  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Indians in art  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 16-126 [MNH-028]
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_397160

Indian ceremonial dances in the Southwest, a block-book

Creator:
Stewart, Dorothy N. (Dorothy Newkirk), 1891-1955  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Place:
Santa Fe, N.M.
Date:
copyright 1950
Topic:
American Indians in art  Search this
Dance  Search this
Relief prints  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14631
See more items in:
Dorothy Stewart papers, 1925-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14631
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Adolph Weinman's Destiny of the Red Man

Subject:
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) Dept. of Art  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
St. Louis, Mo.
Date:
1904
Topic:
American Indians in art  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Native American  Search this
Plaster sculpture  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15180
See more items in:
Adolph A. Weinman papers, 1890-1959
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15180

James Earle Fraser sculpting a Native American model

Subject:
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1910
Topic:
American Indians in art  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10654
See more items in:
Miscellaneous photographs collection
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10654

Elizabeth Davey Lochrie Christmas card to W. Langdon Kihn

Creator:
Lochrie, Elizabeth Davey, 1890-1981  Search this
Kihn, W. (Wilfred) Langdon, 1898-1957  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Montana
Date:
19--
Topic:
American Indians in art  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11229
See more items in:
W. Langdon Kihn papers, 1904-1990, bulk 1904-1957
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11229
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A step toward civilization by Solon Borglum

Subject:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
not before 1904
Topic:
American Indians in art  Search this
Public sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11670
See more items in:
Solon H. Borglum and Borglum family papers, 1864-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11670
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Subject:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Diaries  Search this
American Indians in art  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9223
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211418
AAA_collcode_rusholiv
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211418
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Olive Rush papers

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Names:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
6.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketches
Diaries
Photographs
Date:
1879-1967
Summary:
The papers of Olive Rush measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1879 to 1967. They contain correspondence, artwork, photographs, writings, and other personal papers documenting Rush's education and career as an illustrator, portraitist, muralist, painter, teacher, and promoter of Native American art.
Scope and Contents note:
The records of Olive Rush measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1879 to 1967. They contain correspondence, artwork, photographs, writings, and other records that document her education and career as an illustrator, portraitist, muralist, painter, and promoter of Native American art.

Biographical materials include several narratives written by Rush and others, as well as a few items related to Delaware artist Ethel Pennewill Brown Leach, Rush's close friend and colleague. Correspondence spans Rush's education and career, and documents her early career in illustration, purchases and exhibitions of her work, her efforts to secure exhibitions for Native American artists, and her dealings with administrators of Federal Art Projects of the 1930s.

Writings include diaries from Rush's early years, including an especially detailed diary from her Santa Fe Indian School mural project in 1932. Also found are lectures, talks, essays, notebooks with technical experiments and aesthetic ideas, and loose notes for her FAP project at the New Mexico College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts.

Records of Rush's artwork include two record books, receipts for supplies and shipments, price lists, inventories, records of submissions, and a small number of similar records of artwork by Native American artists. Sketchbooks, loose sketches, and drawings by Rush span her entire career and include many studies and proposed designs for murals and frescoes.

Printed Materials consist of exhibition catalogs, clippings, and reproductions of artwork, especially illustration work from Rush's early career. Photographs include a class photograph from the Corcoran School of Art circa 1890 and many of Rush and her fellow artists in Wilmington, Delaware from around 1904 to 1910. Photographs of works of art document Rush's murals and frescoes in private homes, businesses, and public buildings.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into seven series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1886-1966 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1889-1964 (Boxes 1-2, 8; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1886-1962 (Box 2; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Records of Artwork, 1904-1956 (Box 3; 8 folders)

Series 5: Artwork, 1896-1957 (Boxes 3-4, 7, OV 8-12; 1 linear foot)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1879-1967 (Boxes 4-5, 7, OV 13; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1890-1966 (Box 6; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Olive Rush was born in Fairmount, Indiana in 1875 to a Quaker farm family of six children, and attended nearby Earlham College, a Quaker school with a studio art program. Encouraged by her teacher, Rush enrolled in the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. in 1890, where she stayed for two years and achieved early recognition for her work. In 1893, Rush joined the Indiana delegation of artists to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

In 1894, she moved to New York City and continued her studies at the Art Students League with Henry Siddons Mowbray, John Twachtman, and Augustus St. Gaudens. She secured her first job as an illustrator with Harper and Brothers and quickly started doing additional illustration work for Good Housekeeping, Scribner's, The Delineator, Woman's Home Companion, Sunday Magazine and St. Nicholas Magazine. Rush also became a staff artist at the New York Tribune and illustrated several books.

In 1904, Rush sent an inquiry with samples of her work to master illustrator Howard Pyle, who had established what was then the only school of illustration in the country in Wilmington, Delaware. There he provided free instruction to a small number hand-picked artists culled from hundreds of applicants. Although Pyle did not admit women to his studio, he encouranged her to come and join the class for lectures and criticisms. Rush moved to Delaware later that year, joining a growing number of female illustrators there including Ethel Pennewill Brown (later Leach), Blanche Chloe Grant, Sarah Katherine Smith, and Harriet Roosevelt Richards, among others. Rush and her female colleagues lived together in a boarding house known as Tusculum, which became well-known as a gathering place for women artists.

Rush traveled to Europe in 1910, embarking on a period of intense study and travel which would mark a steady transition from illustration to painting. She studied at Newlyn in Cornwall, England and then in France with the American impressionist Richard E. Miller. She returned to Wilmington in 1911, where she moved into Pyle's studio with Ethel Pennewill Brown. Rush bounced to New York, Boston, and back to France, where she lived for a time with fellow artists Alice Schille, Ethel Pennewill Brown, and Orville Houghton Peets. Her reputation grew, and she began to exhibit regularly in major national and regional juried exhibitions including the Carnegie, Pennsylvania Academy, and Corcoran annual exhibitions, as well as the Hoosier Salon.

In 1914, Rush made her first trip to Arizona and New Mexico. Passing through Santa Fe on her return trip, Rush made contact with the artists community at the Museum of New Mexico, where she secured an impromptu solo exhibition after showing her new work, inspired by the landscape of the Southwest. She made Santa Fe her permanent home in 1920 in an adobe cottage on Canyon Road, which became a main thoroughfare of the Santa Fe artists' community.

Rush began to experiment with fresco painting, and developed her own techniques suitable to the local climate. She became a sought-after muralist and was asked to create frescoes for many private homes and businesses. In her painting, she often depicted the Native American dances and ceremonies she attended. She exhibited these paintings around the country, including with the Society of Independent Artists in New York, and in the Corcoran Annual Juried exhibition, where Mrs. Herbert Hoover and Duncan Phillips both purchased her work.

In 1932, Rush was hired to teach at the Santa Fe Indian School. Rush's enthusiastic work in the 1930s with the young pueblo artists is credited with helping to bring about a flourishing of Native American visual art in New Mexico. Rush continued to work with native artists throughout her life, and many of her associates went on to gain national reputations, including Harrison Begay, Awa-Tsireh, Pop Chalee, Pablita Valerde, and Ha-So-De (Narciso Abeyta).

From 1934 to 1939, Rush executed murals for the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) and the Federal Art Project (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Rush's federal art projects included murals for the Santa Fe Public Library (1934), the Biology Building of the New Mexico Agricultural College (1935), the Pawhuska, Oklahoma Post Office (1938), and the Florence, Colorado Post Office (1939). Rush was also asked to join the Advisory Committee on Indian Art created by the PWAP in 1934, to help administer a segment of the program aimed at employing Native American artists.

In her later years, Rush's artwork became increasingly experimental, incorporating the ideas of Chinese painting, Native American art, and her contemporaries, the modernists, especially Wassily Kandinsky. She continued painting and exhibiting until 1964, when illness prohibited her from working. She died in 1966, leaving her home and studio to the Santa Fe Society of Friends.

Sources consulted for this biography include Olive Rush: A Hoosier Artist in New Mexico (1992) by Stanley L. Cuba, and Almost Forgotten: Delaware Women Artists and Arts Patrons 1900-1950 (2002) by Janice Haynes Gilmore.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Archives of American Art holds a brief oral history interview with Olive Rush concerning her involvement with Federal Art Projects.
Separated Materials note:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel SW4) including scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, and exhibition catalogs. Most of this material was later donated, but some items remain with the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Olive Rush donated the bulk of her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1963 and 1964. Additional exhibition catalogs and photographs were added to the collection upon her death in 1966. An anonymous donation of diaries, sketchbooks, and a photograph was received by the Archives in 1970. Also in 1970, the Olive Rush Memorial Studio lent papers for microfilming. Many, but not all, of the loaned materials were later donated.
Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Olive Rush 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:
Women painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
American Indians in art  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Muralists -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Illustrators -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Diaries
Photographs
Citation:
Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rusholiv
See more items in:
Olive Rush papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rusholiv
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