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Albert Bloch papers, 1873-2014

Creator:
Bloch, Albert, 1882-1961  Search this
Subject:
Sudlow, Robert  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Kahn, Max  Search this
Strauss, David  Search this
Klee, Paul  Search this
Klinker, Emmy  Search this
Penney, James  Search this
Fehl, Philipp P.  Search this
Bloch, Anna  Search this
Marc, Franz  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Educators  Search this
Der Blaue Reiter (Art)  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16245
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370481
AAA_collcode_blocalbe
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370481
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Review at Lawrence, Kansas, (painting)

Painter:
Gaddis, John 1822?-1896  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall State Capitol Madison Wisconsin 53702
Date:
April 1862
Topic:
Cityscape--Kansas--Lawrence  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Occupation--Military  Search this
Control number:
IAP 57850007
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_67444

Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990

Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Hughes, Jonathan R. T.  Search this
Day, Akiko  Search this
Miller, Wayne  Search this
Chin, Frank  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Performance artists  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Japanese American painting  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Scripts (documents)  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10269
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213417
AAA_collcode_shimroge
Theme:
Asian American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213417
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Oil Sketch of Lawrence, Kansas, (painting)

Painter:
Smith, Houghton Cranford 1887-1983  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1922
Topic:
Landscape--Kansas--Lawrence  Search this
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Study  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73262197
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_349711

Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas 1863, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Subject:
Quantrill, William Clark  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Date:
1951
Topic:
History--United States--Kansas  Search this
Landscape--Bird's Eye View  Search this
Landscape--Kansas--Lawrence  Search this
Disaster--Fire  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A800002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401295

University of Kansas, (painting)

Painter:
Hess, James  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Kansas Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art 1301 Mississippi Street Lawrence Kansas 66045
Date:
Ca. 1879
Topic:
Architecture--Education--University of Kansas  Search this
Cityscape--Kansas--Lawrence  Search this
Architecture--Education--University  Search this
Control number:
IAP 70660155
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_130579

Roger Shimomura papers

Creator:
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-  Search this
Names:
Chin, Frank, 1940-  Search this
Day, Akiko  Search this
Hughes, Jonathan R. T.  Search this
Miller, Wayne  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1965-1990
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, performance artist, and teacher Roger Shimomura measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1965 to 1990. Found within the papers are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, one scrapbook, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, printmaker, performance artist, and teacher Roger Shimomura measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1965 to 1990. Found within the papers are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, one scrapbook, and photographs.

Biographical materials include a photograph of Shimomura and a resume. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence files about exhibitions, grants, performances, lectures, and the Japanese-American redress movement. Correspondence is with friends, colleagues, galleries, and with universities and colleges. Correspondents include Frank Chin, Akiko Day, Jonathan R. T. Hughes, and Wayne Miller. Writings and notes include Shimomura's artist's statement, scripts to four plays, and one folder of miscellaneous notes. The papers also include clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs and miscellaneous printed material. A scrapbook contains clippings of articles that document Shimomura's career. Photographs are of artwork by other artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1989-1990 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1969-1990 (Boxes 1-3; 2.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1984, 1987-1989 (Box 3; 5 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1975-1990 (Box 4; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Scrapbook, 1975-1989 (Box 4; 1 folder)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1970s (Box 4; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Roger Shimomura (b. 1939) is a Japanese-American painter, printmaker, performance artist, and teacher who has worked primarily in Kansas since 1969.

Roger Shimomura was born in 1939 in Seattle, Washington. He was a third generation Japanese-American and received his B.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Washington in 1961, and a M.F.A. in Painting from Syracuse University in 1969. Shimomura spent two childhood years in one of 10 concentration camps for Japanese-Americans during WWII, and later served as an officer in the United States Army from 1962 to 1965. He was active in the Japanese-American redress movement in the 1970s. Since the 1970s, Shimomura's work has combined American popular imagery with the Japanese ukiyo-e tradition.

He has had over 125 solo exhibitions of paintings and prints, as well as presented his experimental theater pieces at such venues as the Franklin Furnace, New York City, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Shimomura has been a visiting artist and lectured on his work at more than 200 universities, art schools, and museums across the country. Shimomura began teaching at the University of Kansas' Department of Art in 1969 and worked there until his retirement in 2004. At that time he started the Shimomura Faculty Research Support Fund, an endowment to foster faculty research in the Department of Art. Throughout his career, Shimomura has had numerous exhibitions and experimental theater pieces on a national level. In 1999, the Seattle Urban League designated a scholarship in his name that has been awarded annually to a Seattle resident pursuing a career in art. In 2002, the College Art Association presented him with the "Artist Award for Most Distinguished Body of Work," for his 4 year, 12-museum national tour of the painting exhibition, "An American Diary." Shimomura continues to live and work in Kansas.
Provenance:
Roger Shimomura donated his papers in 1990, as part of the Archives of American Art's Northwest Asian-American project in Seattle.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Robert Shimomura 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:
Performance artists -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Performance art -- United States  Search this
Printmakers -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Painters -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Japanese American painting  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Roger Shimomura papers, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.shimroge
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Roger Shimomura papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shimroge

Albert Bloch papers

Creator:
Bloch, Albert  Search this
Names:
Bloch, Anna  Search this
Fehl, Philipp P.  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940  Search this
Klinker, Emmy  Search this
Marc, Franz, 1880-1916  Search this
Penney, James, 1910-1982  Search this
Sudlow, Robert  Search this
Extent:
17.9 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
1873-2014
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Albert Bloch measure 17.9 linear feet and date from 1873 to 2014. The collection documents his career as an artist and university professor in Lawrence, Kansas, as well as his time in Munich, Germany, as part of the Blue Rider group of German Expressionists. The collection includes biographical material, extensive personal and professional correspondence, writings, personal business records, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and artwork. Throughout the collection are records maintained by his widow Anna Bloch on the exhibition, sale, and research of Bloch's work after his death.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Albert Bloch measure 17.9 linear feet and date from 1873 to 2014. The collection documents his career as an artist and university professor in Lawrence, Kansas, as well as his time in Munich, Germany, as part of the Blue Rider group of German Expressionists. The collection includes biographical material, extensive personal and professional correspondence, writings, personal business records, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and artwork. Throughout the collection are records maintained by his widow Anna Bloch on the exhibition, sale, and research of Bloch's work after his death.

Biographical material includes vital records, passports, chronologies, biographical summaries, family history documents, and bibliography files compiled by Anna Bloch. Correspondence is with family, friends, artists, art historians, students, museums, galleries, publishers, magazines, and others, and includes letters of both a personal and professional nature. Of note is Albert Bloch's correspondence with artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Emmy Klinker, Franz Marc, Philipp Fehl, and his students James Penney and Robert Sudlow.

Writings include poetry, lectures, essays, notes, and Bloch's translations of the writings of Austrian writer Karl Kraus. Included are many drafts of his book of poetry, Ventures in Verse: Selected Pieces. Also found are love notes between Albert and Anna Bloch. Writings by others include a few notebooks and loose notes by Anna Bloch, essays and lectures about Bloch's artwork, and poetry.

Personal business records include lists of artworks, price lists, sales records, and ownership records, and more recent records concerning artwork conservation; agreements, and consignment records with art galleries and dealers; and artwork shipping records, all maintained by Anna Bloch. Exhibition files are not comprehensive, and primarily document retrospective exhibitions of Bloch's artwork occurring after his death. Of note are records, including a scrapbook, for a 1997 retrospective at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Printed material includes exhibition publications, news clippings, magazines, journals, and photocopies of Bloch's work for The Mirror. Photographs depict Bloch in his home, studio, and with family and friends. Also found are many photographs of family and friends, artwork by Bloch, Blue Rider exhibition photographs taken by artist Gabriele M√ľnter, and two photograph album "Record Books" that contain annotated photographs of his painting during the period that he lived in Germany. A small amount of artwork includes sketches by Bloch.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1873-1990s (0.4 Linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1912-2013 (6.2 Linear feet; Boxes 1-7)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1920s-1990s (3.9 Linear feet; Boxes 7-11)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1914-2014 (0.6 Linear feet; Box 11)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1939-2000 (0.7 Linear feet; Box 12, 19)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1911-2006 (2 Linear feet; Boxes 12-14)

Series 7: Photographic Materials, circa 1882-2013 (4.1 Linear feet; Boxes 14-21)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1930s-1950s (0.2 Linear feet; Box 17)
Biographical / Historical:
Albert Bloch (1882-1961) was a painter and educator in Lawrence, Kansas. From 1909 to 1921, he lived and worked in Germany, where he was associated with Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group of European modernists.

Bloch was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a teenager attended the St. Louis School of Fine Arts. From 1905 to 1913, he contributed numerous caricatures, cartoons, covers, and articles to the satirical newspaper The Mirror. In 1905, he married Hortense Altheimer and they lived briefly in New York City before moving to the artists' district in Munich, Germany, thanks to the financial support of William Reedy, editor of The Mirror. By 1911 Bloch had befriended prominent members of the Neue Kunstlervereinigung Munchen (NKVM), including Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. He joined them when they later seceded from the NKVM group to form Der Blaue Reiter. Bloch exhibited six paintings in the group's first exhibition in 1911-1912. Over the next few years, Bloch exhibited his works regularly, most notably at Der Sturm Gallery. He and his family remained in Germany throughout World War I, returning to the US in 1921.

Bloch worked briefly at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art, and in 1923, settled in Lawrence, Kansas, accepting a faculty position at the University of Kansas. During this period he did not regularly exhibit his work and focused on teaching and writing. He corresponded with Austrian writer Karl Kraus, editor of Die Fackel, and began to translate Kraus' works into English. In the early 1930s, Bloch met Anna Francis at the University of Kansas and later she lived with the Bloch family, including Hortense and two sons, Bernard and Walter. After the death of his wife Hortense, Alfred married Anna in 1951. 1947, Bloch suffered a heart attack and retired from the University of Kansas. That same year a book of his poetry, Ventures in Verse: Selected Pieces, was published.

Bloch continued to paint and had a large retrospective of his work in 1955 at the University of Kansas Museum of Art. He died in December 1961 after a long illness.
Related Materials:
The Albert Bloch, the American Blue Rider Exhibition records, 1994-1997, are available at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2015 by the Albert Bloch Foundation via Scott Heffley, president. Additonal letters from Anna Bloch donated 2017 by David Strauss, Albert Bloch's cousin.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Albert Bloch 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:
Educators -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Expressionism (Art) -- Germany  Search this
Der Blaue Reiter (Art)  Search this
Painters -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Albert Bloch papers, 1873-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blocalbe
See more items in:
Albert Bloch papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blocalbe

Mrs. John Lawrence, (painting)

Painter:
Phillips, Ammi 1788-1865  Search this
Subject:
Lawrence, John, Mrs  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Kansas Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art 1301 Mississippi Street Lawrence Kansas 66045 Accession Number: 00.202
Date:
Mid 19th c
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81310097
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_192020

Gwen and Jacob Lawrence, (painting)

Painter:
Soyer, Moses 1899-1974  Search this
Subject:
Lawrence, Gwen  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Wichita State University Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art 1845 North Fairmount Wichita Kansas 67260
Date:
1962
Topic:
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62780201
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375828

James Lawrence Minor, (painting)

Painter:
Bingham, George Caleb 1811-1879  Search this
Subject:
Minor, James Lawrence  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1844/1845
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Law--Lawyer  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71480364
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_150873

Portrait of Mr. John Lawrence, (painting)

Painter:
Phillips, Ammi 1788-1865  Search this
Subject:
Lawrence, John  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Kansas Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art 1301 Mississippi Street Lawrence Kansas 66045 Accession Number: 00.201
Date:
Mid 19th c
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81310096
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_192019

Lawrence Macrae (a Self-Portrait), (painting)

Painter:
Macrae, Lawrence  Search this
Subject:
Macrae, Lawrence  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1830/1840
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71480713
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_151217

Pioneers in Kansas, (painting)

Painter:
Lockwood, Ward 1894-1963  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Mural
Owner/Location:
Wichita Post Office Wichita Kansas
Date:
1935
Topic:
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Carriage  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Occupation--Hunter--Trapper  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Train  Search this
Study  Search this
Control number:
IAP 15930152
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_409232

Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960

Creator:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank  Search this
Weegee  Search this
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Maurer, Alfred Henry  Search this
American Art Research Council  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States.Farm Security Administration  Search this
Barnard College  Search this
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Art  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Authors  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Watercolors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7839
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210006
AAA_collcode_mccaeliz
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Photography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210006
Additional Online Media:

The Three Children of Myron Lawrence, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Kansas Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art 1301 Mississippi Street Lawrence Kansas 66045 Accession Number: 58.38
Date:
19th c
Topic:
Portrait group--Family--Siblings  Search this
Control number:
IAP 15930021
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_257324

Mrs. James Lawrence Minor (Louisa Maria Goode Smith) (1822-1886), (painting)

Painter:
Bingham, George Caleb 1811-1879  Search this
Subject:
Minor, James Lawrence, Mrs. (Louisa Maria Goode Smith)  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1846
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71480365
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_150874

View of the Old Kansas City Country Club, (painting)

Painter:
Lockwood, Ward 1894-1963  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Kansas City Country Club Kansas City Kansas
Date:
1926
Topic:
Landscape--Kansas--Kansas City  Search this
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Recreation  Search this
Control number:
IAP 15930124
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_409204

Kansas Mother: Study for the Murals in the State Capitol, Topeka, (painting)

Painter:
Curry, John Steuart 1897-1946  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Mural
Owner/Location:
University of Kansas Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art 1301 Mississippi Street Lawrence Kansas 66045 Accession Number: 58.12
Date:
1937
Topic:
Study  Search this
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 15930121
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_404128

Wild Horses and Owl, (painting)

Painter:
Lebduska, Lawrence 1894-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 4525 Oak Street Kansas City Missouri 64111 Accession Number: 2003.16.7
Date:
1938
Topic:
Fantasy  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Animal--Bird--Owl  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 27710244
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_403927

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