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F. Luis Mora papers

Creator:
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Compton, Sophia  Search this
Downes, William Howe, 1854-1941  Search this
Stribling, T. S. (Thomas Sigismund), 1881-1965 (Birthright)  Search this
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 (Man that corrupted Hadleyburg)  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Illustrations
Diaries
Sketches
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Photographs
Awards
Place:
Spain -- description and travel
Date:
1891-1986
bulk 1891-1922
Summary:
The papers of painter and illustrator F. Luis Mora measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1891 to 1986, with the bulk of material dating from 1891 to 1922. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, 242 monthy pocket diaries by Mora, and printed and photographic materials.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of painter and illustrator F. Luis Mora measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1891 to 1986, with the bulk of material dating from 1891 to 1922. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, 242 small monthly pocket diaries by Mora, and printed and photographic materials.

Biographical material includes one folder containing Mora's Rothschild Prize certificate.

The correspondence is primarily with galleries regarding sales, the value of artwork, and Mora's murals for the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. There is also correspondence with Mora's family and friends regarding his personal life and a family vacation in Cadiz, Spain. The collection also includes two Christmas cards, several illustrated letters and two invitations to Mora's solo art shows. Some of the correspondence is to and from Mora's first wife, Sophia Compton.

The majority of the writings consists of 242 monthly pocket diaries, which contain brief daily entries and some sketches. Mora writes about his work, memberships in the Salmagundi Club and the National Academy of Design, and teaching at the Art Student League. He also discusses his ideas about painting and his observations of the art scene, including his visit to the 1913 Armory Show. Also included is a handwritten "Editorial" by Mora, probably for election to the Lotos Club.

Printed material includes clippings, brochures, programs, advertisements, exhibition catalogs, books, and magazines. Two books, The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Essays and Stories, by Mark Twain (1917), and Birthright, by T.S. Stribling (1922), both illustrated by Mora, are included, along with over a dozen magazines containing illustrations by Mora.

Photographs include black and white photographs and glass plate negatives of Mora, family and friends, students, and artwork. Black and white pictures of Mora's artwork include his "Thine is Glory" mural (1919), the "National Academy Jury of 1907" painting (1907) and an etching of his daughter, Rosemary. Glass plate negatives are of his first wife, Sophia Compton, her mother Emma, Mora's father Domingo, the painting "Dance of Salome" (1893), Mora's brother-in-law Alfred Compton, his Boston Museum and Chase School of Art classes, and the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Company, where Mora's father worked.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 5 series. Records are generally arranged alphabetically by subject. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa early 1900s (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1900-1969 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 3: Writings, 1899-1922 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1895-1986 (Boxes 1-2 and OV 3; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographic Materials, 1891-1941 (Box 2, MGP 1, MGP 2; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Francis Luis Mora (1974-1940) was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1877, he and his family moved to Catalonia, Spain and in 1880, they moved again to the United States where they eventually settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Both his father, Domingo, and his brother, Joseph, were also noted sculptors.

Mora studied at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and at the Art Students League of New York. He was a muralist, oil and watercolor portrait painter, and etcher, though he is best known for his illustrations in magazines such as Century, Harper's, and Ladies' Home Journal. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club and the National Academy of Design and taught at the Art Students League of New York and the Chase School of Art. He and his wife, Sophia ("Sonia") Compton, had a daughter, Rosemary, in 1918. After his wife's death, Mora married May Gosman Safford in 1932. Mora died at the age of 64 in 1940.
Related Archival Materials note:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the F. Luis Mora Art Works and Photographs (available on microfilm reel 5053) and a F. Luis Mora Letter to William John Wittemore (available on microfilm reel D30, frame 534.)
Provenance:
The F. Luis Mora papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Cornelia Colton, the daughter of Mora's second wife, May Safford, in 1975. Additional papers were donated in 2008 by Gwen Compton, Mora's niece.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Rights:
The F. Luis Mora 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:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
Diaries
Sketches
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Photographs
Awards
Citation:
F. Luis Mora papers, 1891-1986, bulk 1891-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.moraflui
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F. Luis Mora papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moraflui
Additional Online Media:

"Thunder Bird" Mural by Keith Ferris at National Air and Space Museum

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Ferris, Keith  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1976
May 28, 1976
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76-7009-36]
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_396604

Wilma Riley Paints Exhibit Mural

Creator:
Clark, Chip 1947-2010  Search this
Subject:
Riley, Wilma  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1978
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Women  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [94-8335]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398022

Exhibition Records, 1985-2000

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Subject:
Brady, Mathew B. approximately 1823-1896  Search this
Carr, Carolyn Kinder  Search this
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895  Search this
Burger, Warren E. 1907-1995  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Hamilton, Alexander 1757-1804  Search this
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865  Search this
Newman, Arnold 1918-2006  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt 1778-1860  Search this
Penn, Irving  Search this
Reiss, Winold 1886-1953  Search this
Van Der Zee, James 1886-1983  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
Wharton, Edith 1862-1937  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Hallowell, Sara Tyson  Search this
Zorn, Anders  Search this
Time, inc  Search this
Washington Print Club  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Registrar  Search this
1846: Portrait of the Nation (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776 (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Annie Liebovitz Photographs 1970-1990 (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Arnold Newman's Americans (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art and the Camera, 1900-1940: Pictorialist Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution 1770-1800 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Brushes with the Literary: Portraits by Washington Artist Marcella Comes Winslow (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Camera Portraits: Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery, London 1839-1989 (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Champions on Time (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Self-Portraits from the James Goode Collection (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Faces of Time: Seventy-Five Years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Federal Profiles: Saint-Memin in America, 1793-1814 (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Five of Hearts: Henry Adams and His Washington Circle (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth Century America (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
From Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II: Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, London (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
From Truman to Clinton: Presidents on Time (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gaston Lachaise: Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Group Portrait: The First American Avant-Garde (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Icons of Invention: American Patent Models (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Image of the Presidency: Photographs by George Tames, 1944-1974 (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In Pursuit of Fame: Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860 (Exhibition) (1992-1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James McNeill Whistler (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Irving Penn Master Images (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Lincoln and His Contemporaries: Photographs by Mathew Brady from the National Portrait Gallery's F. H. Meserve Collection (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Magical Mixtures: Marisol Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Majestic in His Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Noble Heritage: Five Centuries of Portraiture from the Hosokawa Family (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Oliphant's Presidents: Twenty-five Years of Caricature (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Passionate Observer: Photography by Carl Van Vechten (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Photographic Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery Collection (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Points of View: Single Subject/Multiple Artists (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portrait Posters (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits of the American Law (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition) (August 1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Spirit of the Party: Hamilton and Jefferson at Odds (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Telling Image: Portrait Photographs from the Archives of American Art (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Tête à Tête: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
"The Family 1976": Richard Avedon's Photographs for Rolling Stone (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Levy-Franks Family Colonial Portraits (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Time Covers the War: Personalities from World War II (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To the President: Folk Portraits by the People (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Twentieth Century Self-Protraits from the National Portrait Gallery Collection (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
VanDerZee, Photographer (1886-1983) (Exhibition) (1993-1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Working for Time: The Covers of Robert Vickrey (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Exhibition catalogs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1985
1985-2000
Topic:
Cemeteries  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Obituaries  Search this
Photography  Search this
War correspondents  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-092
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 2/28/1992 memorandum, Kirby to Bosier-Lyle; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1975, 1983-2012 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250839

Exhibition Records, 1970-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Design and Production  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Ansel 1902-1984  Search this
Binns, Charles Fergus 1857-1934  Search this
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim 1893-1967  Search this
Cole, Thomas 1801-1848  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Metzker, Ray K  Search this
Nourse, Elizabeth 1859-1938  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson 1849-1921  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu 1904-1988  Search this
Ireland, David 1930-2009  Search this
Barney Studio House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Art Forum: Selected Gifts (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Photographs: The First Century from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography Collection (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art in New Mexico, 1900-1945: Paths to Taos and Santa Fe (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Bard Brothers: Painting America Under Steam and Sail (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Capital Image: Painters in Washington, 1800-1915 (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: Selections from the Gift of Teodoro Vidal (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Conservation By Design: Contemporary Work in Wood (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Printmaking: Collaborative Prints and Presses (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Daniel Brush: Gold Without Boundaries (Exhibition) (1998-1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
David Hockney's Snails in Space: Painting as Performance (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edward Hopper: The Watercolors (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Elihu Vedder's Drawings from the Rubaiyat (Exhibition) (1995-1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Elizabeth Nourse 1859-1938: A Salon Career (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints (Exhibition) (1998-1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Focusing on Art: Peter A. Juley and Sons (Exhibition) (1985-1986: $c Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Lia Cook: Material Allusions (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mark Lindquist: Revolutions in Wood (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miriam Schapiro: A Woman's Way (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Paintings of Charles Burchfield (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Perpetual Motif: The Art of Man Ray (Exhibition) (1988-1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Posters American Style (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pueblo Indian Watercolors from the National Museum of American Art (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Renwick at 25 (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Special Delivery: Murals for the New Deal Era (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Stonewares of Charles Fergus Binns (Exhibition) (1998-1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Stuart Davis (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Thomas Cole: Landscape into History (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Tokens of Affection: The Portrait Miniature in America (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
White House Collection of American Crafts (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Sketches
Floor plans
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
1970-2000
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Arts and crafts movement  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Design  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Photography  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-108
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 7/26/1996 memorandum, Nichols to Rielly; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1963-2000 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Design and Production]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250882

Abraham Joel Tobias papers

Creator:
Tobias, Abraham Joel, 1913-1996  Search this
Names:
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Block, Irving  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Caswell, Edward C.  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Gaber, George  Search this
Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997  Search this
La Gambina, Vincent, 1909-1994  Search this
Lishinsky, Abraham  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Spivak, Max, 1906-1981  Search this
Tobey, Alton S. (Alton Stanley), 1914-2005  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Photographs
Date:
1913-2000
Summary:
The Abraham Joel Tobias papers date from 1913 to 2000 and measure 2.8 linear feet. Through project and exhibition files, printed material, correspondence, and photographs, the collection provides an overview of Tobias's career as a painter and muralist in New York City.
Scope and Content Note:
The Abraham Joel Tobias papers date from 1913 to 2000 and measure 2.8 linear feet. Through project and exhibition files, printed material, correspondence, and photographs, the collection provides an overview of Tobias's career as a painter and muralist in New York City.

General correspondence regards mural proposals, exhibitions, professional activities, and museums' acquisitions of artwork by Tobias. A file of correspondence with the Fine Arts Federation of New York concerns efforts to recognize murals by Irving Block, James Brooks, Philip Evergood, Abraham Lishinsky, José Clemente Orozco, and Max Spivak as landmarks; it also includes minutes of meetings, 1988-1995, that reflect Tobias's service as a board member. Other correspondence is with friends and artists including Edward Caswell, George Gaber, Filia Holtzman, Vincent La Gambina, and Alton S. Tobey.

Project files document murals such as: The Four Freedoms, Midwood High School, Brooklyn, New York, honoring students and teachers who died in World War II (circa 1946); Birth for the maternity ward at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City (1951-1953); and Medical Science and Medical Research, Long Island Jewish Hospital (1954). The Science and Engineering project file (1958) contains a patent certificate for striated plastic, a material Tobias used in two murals. Also of interest is correspondence with the Harman Foundation regarding a documentary film about Tobias's use of ethyl silicate for outdoor murals. Among the exhibitions documented are: "Plastics U.S.A.," "New York WPA Artists Then and Now," and "Abraham Joel Tobias: Sculptural Paintings of the 1930s."

Printed material consists of announcements, invitations, solo and group exhibition catalogs, and clippings relating to Tobias's artistic career. Also found are pamphlets he designed for the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Photographs are of Tobias's artwork and the artist with friends and family. There is a video recording of an interview with Tobias conducted by Brendan Gill in 1995.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1913-1996 (Boxes 1, 4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1933-1997 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Project and Exhibition Files, 1938-2000 (Boxes 1, 2, 4, OV 5; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1928-1992 (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1913-1999 (Boxes 3, 4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1990s (Box 3; 1 folder)

Series 7: Photographs, 1929-1970 (Box 3; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 8: Video Recording, 1995 (Box 3, 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Abraham Joel Tobias (1913-1996) was a painter, muralist, and educator in New York City. He was a pioneer in the use of shaped canvases.

A native of Rochester, New York, Tobias came to New York City to study at the Cooper Union School of Art, 1930-1931, and at the Art Students League, 1930-1933. He worked for the Federal Arts Project,1938-1940, where he continued his training as a muralist, working with artist and technicians.

During World War II, Tobias served in the armed forces. He was an art director with the Intelligence Division, Army Air Force, and in 1945 was employed as a graphic designer for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Tobias was artist-in-residence and served as instructor in painting and drawing at Adelphia College, Garden City, Long Island, 1947-1957. He also was was a visiting lecturer at various schools including Howard University, Brooklyn Museum Art School, Pratt Institute Art School, as well as at colleges in Illinois and Kansas.

Tobias completed over ten mural commissions for governmental agencies and educational institutions, including: United States Post Office, Clarendon, Arkansas; Howard University, Washington, D.C.; James Madison High School, Brooklyn, New York; Beth Israel Hospital, New York City; Domestic Relations Court Building, Brooklyn, New York; and Adelphi College, Garden City, New York. In 1962, Tobias began The History of Science mural for the lobby of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn; it was never completed.

Tobias experimented with diverse materials such as terrazzo and mosaic for mural application. He also broke new ground with the use of ethyl silicate paint as a permanent medium for outdoor murals. In 1958, he patented striated plastic, a pliable material used to achieve an effect similar to stained glass.

He participated in many solo and group exhibitions. In 1935, Tobias presented his shaped canvas painting in the "Sculptural Painting" exhibition at Delphic Studios in New York City. In 1987, Tobias was recognized for his earlier pioneering work with a retrospective exhibition, "Abraham Joel Tobias: Sculptural Paintings" at The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University. Other exhibitions included: "Plastics U.S.A.," the United States Information Service's exhibition in Moscow (1961); "New York City WPA Art," Parsons School of Design, New York City (1977); "For a Permanent Public Art," Tweed Gallery, New York City (1989); and "The Technological Muse," Katonah Museum of Art, New York (1991).

Tobias's professional memberships included the Architectural League of New York, National Society of Mural Painters, and New York Artists Equity Association. He served on the Board of Directors for the Fine Arts Federation of New York from 1988-1996. He won the Architectural League Award in 1952. The Art Commission of the City of New York recognized Tobias, posthumously, for distinguished service to public art.

Abraham Joel Tobias married Carolyn Pratt in 1949; the couple had one daughter. Abraham Joel Tobias died in Rego Park, New York, in 1996 at the age of 82.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2001 by Carolyn Tobias, the widow of Abraham Joel Tobias.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Andrew Joel Tobias 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:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Abraham Joel Tobias papers, 1913-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tobijoel
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Abraham Joel Tobias papers
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-tobijoel

Wendell Jones papers, 1933-1969

Creator:
Jones, Wendell, 1899-1956  Search this
Subject:
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison),  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Burlin, Paul  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Heukelekian, Haig  Search this
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Martin, Fletcher  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Artists  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6719
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208844
AAA_collcode_jonewend
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208844

Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984

Creator:
Brinley, Putnam, 1879-1963  Search this
Brinley, Katherine Sanger, 1879-1966  Search this
Subject:
Meiere, M. Hildreth (Marie Hildreth)  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Euwer, Anthony  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Erskine, John  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest  Search this
Troy, Hugh  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Gabay, Esperanza  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Works of art
Photographs
Writings
Poetry
Diaries
Sketches
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painters  Search this
Authors  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6830
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208957
AAA_collcode_brindani
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Audio - Visual
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208957
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Ruth Gikow papers, 1933-1982

Creator:
Gikow, Ruth Levine, 1915-1982  Search this
Subject:
Levine, Jack  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison),  Search this
Drewes, Werner  Search this
Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene)  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Topic:
Serigraphers  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Social realism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7065
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209198
AAA_collcode_gikoruth
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209198

Lucien and Marcelle Labaudt papers, 1896-1987

Creator:
Labaudt, Lucien Adolphe, 1880-1943  Search this
Labaudt, Marcelle, 1892-1987  Search this
Subject:
Ozenfant, Marthe  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Gerstle, Wilhelm  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Matisse, Henri  Search this
Sotomayor, Antonio  Search this
LÔeger, Fernand  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Pflueger, Timothy Ludwig  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée  Search this
Biberman, Edward  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Ford, C.  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
Ferier, André  Search this
Kent, Adaline Dutton  Search this
London, Charmian  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
San Francisco Women Artists  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
California School of Design  Search this
Lucien Labaudt Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Journals (accounts)
Travel diaries
Photographs
Topic:
Costume  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Costume designers  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Mural painters  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7257
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209407
AAA_collcode_labaluci
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209407

James Watrous papers, [ca. 1933-1966]

Creator:
Watrous, James Scales, 1908-  Search this
Subject:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
Bergman, Frank  Search this
Ballator, John R.  Search this
Sample, Paul Starrett  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States.Department of the Treasury  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8607
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210787
AAA_collcode_watrjame
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210787

Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955

Creator:
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Subject:
Marsh, Felicia Meyer  Search this
Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs  Search this
Powys, Llewelyn  Search this
Marsh, Frederick Dana  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Benton, William  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9072
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211265
AAA_collcode_marsregi
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211265
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Ellen Lanyon papers, circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013

Creator:
Lanyon, Ellen, 1926-2013  Search this
Subject:
Grooms, Red  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Petlin, Irving  Search this
Hunt, Richard  Search this
Nilsson, Gladys  Search this
Schapiro, Miriam  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Spector, Buzz  Search this
Stuart, Michelle  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Gerowitz, Judy  Search this
Plunkett, Ed  Search this
Ox-Bow Summer School of Painting  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
Landfall Press  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Diaries
Sketches
Video recordings
Transcripts
Sketchbooks
Electronic records (digital records)
Sound recordings
Collages
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Prints
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Feminism and the arts  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9118
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211312
AAA_collcode_lanyelle
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211312
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Leon Kroll papers, circa 1900-1988

Creator:
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Subject:
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Langsam, Julie  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward  Search this
Nichols, John Hobart  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
McKinney, Esther Williams  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Glackens, William J. (William James)  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Muralists  Search this
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9170
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211365
AAA_collcode_krolleon
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211365
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Spencer Baird Nichols and Nichols family papers, 1870-1994

Creator:
Nichols, Spencer Baird, 1875-1950  Search this
Subject:
Nichols, Henry Hobart  Search this
Nichols, John Hobart  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Tintypes
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painting  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9577
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211778
AAA_collcode_nichspen
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211778

Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990

Creator:
Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-1998  Search this
Subject:
Reynolds, Malvina  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Taylor, Dorothea Lange  Search this
Packard, Emmy Lou  Search this
O'Gorman, Juan  Search this
Edmunds, John  Search this
O'Higgins, Pablo  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
American Civil Liberties Union  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Works of art
Photographs
Diaries
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5519
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211816
AAA_collcode_packemmy
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211816
Additional Online Media:

Michigan Art and Craft Project records, 1940-1942

Creator:
Michigan Art and Craft Proj, Michigan Art and Craft Project  Search this
Subject:
Cashwan, Samuel  Search this
Speck, Walter Edward  Search this
Fredenthal, David  Search this
Calder, Clivia  Search this
Beerbohm, Marvin  Search this
Casava, Frank  Search this
Bergy, Grace  Search this
Yaeger, Edgar L.  Search this
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Michigan Art and Craft Project  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9801
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212239
AAA_collcode_michart
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Craft
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212239

Walter Pach papers, 1857-1980

Creator:
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Subject:
Charlot, Jean  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Matisse, Henri  Search this
Pach, Raymond  Search this
Renoir, Auguste  Search this
Sloan, John French  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Schamberg, Morton L.  Search this
Pach, Magda  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Of, George F. (George Ferdinand),  Search this
Duchamp-Villon, Raymond  Search this
Faure, Elie  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Ogihara, Moriye  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Villon, Jacques  Search this
Monet, Claude  Search this
Burroughs, Bryson  Search this
Miró, Joan  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Barye, Antoine-Louis  Search this
Pach, Nikifora  Search this
Brummer Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Laurel Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York School of Art  Search this
International Exhibition of Modern Art (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Prints
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Drawings
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Travel diaries
Topic:
Art historians  Search this
Artists  Search this
Authors  Search this
Art  Search this
Art schools  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Curators  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16128
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212350
AAA_collcode_pachwalt2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212350
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Antonio Sotomayor papers, circa 1920-1988

Creator:
Sotomayor, Antonio, 1904-1985  Search this
Subject:
Gerstle, William Lewis  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Franco, Johan  Search this
Pflueger, Timothy Ludwig  Search this
Morley, Grace  Search this
Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
Long, Emilie  Search this
Salinger, Jehanne Bietry  Search this
Sotomayor, Grace  Search this
Reed, Alma M.  Search this
Entenza, John  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Little, Philip  Search this
Salinger, Pierre  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien Adolphe  Search this
Fried, Alexander  Search this
Farr, Fred  Search this
Robinson, Elmer E. (Elmer Edwin),  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Sauer, Carl Ortwin  Search this
Delphic Studios  Search this
Pan American Union  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Works of art
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Illustration  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Cartoonists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5549
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212812
AAA_collcode_sotoanto
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212812
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Ralf E. Nickelsen papers, 1929-1993

Creator:
Nickelsen, Ralf E. (Ralf Edgar), 1903-1990  Search this
Subject:
Tracy, Elizabeth  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Federal art project (Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Works of art
Sketches
Topic:
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Artists' preparatory studies  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Stained glass artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10586
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214062
AAA_collcode_nickralf
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214062

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