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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Gallery records  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Jan Butterfield papers

Creator:
Butterfield, Jan  Search this
Names:
Lapis Press  Search this
Pacific Enterprises  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Dugmore, Edward, 1915-  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Gehry, Frank O., 1929-  Search this
Goode, Joe, 1937-  Search this
Greene, George  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer, 1929-  Search this
Harrison, Newton, 1932-  Search this
Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009  Search this
Hudson, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Karp, Michael  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Orr, Eric, 1939-1998  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Resnick, Milton, 1917-2004  Search this
Roche, Jim  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Shaw, Richard, 1941 Sept. 12-  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Wheeler, Douglas  Search this
Wortz, E.  Search this
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Young, R. Joshua  Search this
Interviewee:
Cage, John, 1912-1992  Search this
Extent:
15 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Date:
1950-1997
Summary:
The papers of Jan Butterfield measure 15 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 1997. Papers contain hundreds of recorded interviews with and lectures by artists, panel discussions of artists and art historians, as well as extensive writings by Butterfield. Also found are project files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and additional sound and video recordings related to art subjects.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Jan Butterfield measure 15 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 1997. Papers contain hundreds of recorded interviews with and lectures by artists, panel discussions of artists and art historians, as well as extensive writings by Butterfield. Also found are project files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and additional sound and video recordings related to art subjects.

Interviews and Lectures include hundreds of interviews conducted by Butterfield between 1971 and 1987 with contemporary artists about whom she was writing at the time. The artists Robert Irwin and Sam Francis are represented particularly well. Also found are slide talks, class discussions, and lectures given by artists, which are assumed to have been recorded by Butterfield in most cases. Also among the recordings are recorded performances by John Cage, Joe Goode, Newton and Helen Harrison, Jim Roche, and George Greene. Panel discussions include two notable recordings involving Milton Resnick, one with the painter Edward Dugmore in 1959, and the other with the painter Ad Reinhardt at The Club in 1961, which was later dubbed "The Attack."

The bulk of the writings relate to Butterfield's published work The Art of Light and Space, represented here in multiple drafts, research, and photographs of works of art by the artists discussed in the work including Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Maria Nordman, Douglas Wheeler, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, Susan Kaiser Vogel, and Hap Tivey. Also found are extensive drafts and research for catalog essays for exhibitions of Larry Bell, Richard Shaw, Robert Hudson, and Elmer Bischoff. Drafts of articles and publicity writing are mainly about artists but also some galleries and other art events. There are a few transcripts of recorded interviews, and it appears that many of the writings are based on Butterfield's interviews.

Project files include records relating to Butterfield's involvement with the production of a catalog for the corporate art collection of Pacific Enterprises. These also include additional artist interviews and artist files containing research and writing, mainly by her associate Michael Karp. Also found are photographs and sound recordings for the Waterfront Project at the San Francisco Art Institute, an interdisciplinary community-centered development project that involved Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Melinda Wortz, Eric Orr, Dr. E. Wortz, Frank Gehry, Newton and Helen Harrison, Josh Young, and students at the Art Institute. And finally, project files include photographs, interviews, and printed material related to publications of Lapis Press, where Butterfield was Executive Director.

Personal business records include correspondence, price lists, financial records, notes, press releases, and career documentation of Butterfield. Printed materials include articles by Butterfield, articles about Butterfield, and articles by Henry Hopkins, most of which are photocopies. There are also clippings, exhibition catalogs, exhibition posters, and publicity. Of note is a disassembled scrapbook pertaining to the controversial Ed Kienholz exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1966, and a directory of art spaces in Los Angeles from 1978.

Most of the photographs are of works of art by artists about whom Butterfield wrote. Also found are a few files of photographs of artists, some taken by Butterfield, including Philip Guston, Ed Kienholz, Henry Hopkins with Clyfford Still, Robert Irwin, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Turrell. Additional video and sound recordings include artist installations, a documentary on Sam Francis, and an acoustiguide for an Ed Ruscha exhibition.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Interviews and Lectures (Boxes 1-5; 4.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings (Boxes 5-7, 16, OV 17; 3.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Project Files (Boxes 8-10, 16; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records (Boxes 10-11, OV 17-19; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Materials (Boxes 11-12, 16, OV 17-19; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs (Boxes 12-14, 16; 2.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Sound and Video Recordings (Box 15; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Jan Butterfield (1937-2000) was an art writer and critic of contemporary art who spent most of her career in California. She is best known for her writings on late twentieth century installation and craft artists, particularly those who worked in California and the American West.

Butterfield was born Jan Van Alstine in Los Angeles, California in 1937 and attended the Univeristy of California, Los Angeles. She received numerous fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as an art critic, and contributed art writing to dozens of exhibition catalogs and art publications including Art International, Images and Issues, Art News, Art in America, and Flash Art. Her most ambitious work of writing was The Art of Light and Space (Abbeville Press: 1993), which profiles the work of contemporary artists Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Maria Nordman, Douglas Wheeler, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, Susan Kaiser Vogel, and Hap Tivey. She was also the author of a 1972 monograph of the Abstract Expressionist painter Sam Francis.

Butterfield held positions in public relations at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from its opening until 1970, and at the Fort Worth Art Museum from 1970 to 1974. She taught at Northwood Experimental Art Institute in Dallas, Texas, the San Francisco Art Institute, San Jose State University, and Mills College in Oakland, California between 1973 and 1983. At the San Francisco Art Institute, she was Director of the extension program and Coordinator of the visiting artist program and the Waterfront Project between 1976 and 1978. In 1984, Butterfield and the artist Sam Francis co-founded the Lapis Press, where she served as Executive Director from its founding until 1988.

Butterfield was married twice, the second time to Henry Hopkins, Museum Director at LACMA, the Museum of Fine Art of Houston, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She died in 2000 after an extended illness.
Related Materials:
Also found among the collections of the Archives of American Art is a 1981 panel discussion on Bay area art criticism sponsored by the National Women's Caucus for Art, in which Butterfield participated, as well as an oral history interview Butterfield conducted with Helen Lundeberg for the Archives' Oral History Program in 1980.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel 1042 including two volumes of scrapbooks. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Jan Butterfield lent material in 1975 for microfilming. She donated the Robert Irwin material in 1980 of and most of the interviews and audio tapes in 1989. An additional 12 feet of papers, including some material previously loaned and microfilmed, along with two additional audio tapes, were donated by Butterfield's brother, and Trustee of the Jan Butterfield Trust, Derek Van Alstine in 2002.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Jan Butterfield 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:
Art historians -- California  Search this
Authors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art critics -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Jan Butterfield papers, 1959-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.buttjan
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Jan Butterfield papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buttjan
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Douglass' Monthly, Vol. III, No. VIII

Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1861-01
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Collection of Frederick Douglass materials, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-112-ref12
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Oral history interview with Louis Bunce, 1982 December 3-13

Interviewee:
Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Lafo, Rachel Rosenfield, 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Callahan, Kenneth L.  Search this
Robinson, Boardman  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
Kharouba Gallery (Portland, Or.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Educators  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11832
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212555
AAA_collcode_bunce82
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212555
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Portland, Oregon Exhibition

Collection Creator:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 52
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921-1925
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 National Society of Mural Painters records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as posessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895 - circa 2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
National Society of Mural Painters records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-natimurp-ref123

Oral history interview with Michele Russo, 1983 August 29

Interviewee:
Russo, Michele, 1909-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Van Cleve, Jane  Search this
Subject:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12555
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212457
AAA_collcode_russo83
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212457
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Oral history interview with Carl Morris, 1983 Mar. 23

Interviewee:
Morris, Carl A., 1911-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Prince, Sue Ann  Search this
Subject:
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Fuller, Richard E. (Richard Eugene)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12412
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212441
AAA_collcode_morris83
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212441
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Portland, Oregon, (painting)

Title:
View of Portland, Oregon, (painting)
Painter:
Hassam, Childe 1859-1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Date:
Ca. 1904-1908
Topic:
Landscape--Oregon--Portland  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A760079
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400956

Portland, Oregon, (painting)

Painter:
Hassam, Childe 1859-1935 (attributed to)  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Date:
Before Nov. 1906
Topic:
Landscape--Oregon--Portland  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A750009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400999

Louis Bunce papers, 1890s-1983

Creator:
Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983  Search this
Subject:
Bunce, Edna  Search this
Judd, Sally  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Russell, Pee Wee  Search this
Bunce, Gloria  Search this
Wells, Wendy  Search this
Hammack, John  Search this
Griffin, Rachael  Search this
Fountain Gallery of Art  Search this
Portland Museum School  Search this
Oregon Historical Society  Search this
KOIN-TV (Television station : Portland, Or.)  Search this
Portland Center for the Visual Arts  Search this
Metropolitan Arts Commission (Portland, Or.)  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Educators  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7626
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209789
AAA_collcode_buncloui
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209789
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Portland, Oregon, 1869, (painting)

Painter:
Colyer, Vincent 1825-1888  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Edward Eberstadt & Sons 888 Madison Ave New York New York 10021
Date:
1868-1872
Topic:
Cityscape--Oregon--Portland  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62270075
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_107183

View of Portland, Oregon, (painting)

Painter:
Gafstrom, Olof 1855-1933  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco M. H. de Young Memorial Museum Golden Gate Park San Francisco California 94118 Accession Number:
Topic:
Cityscape--Oregon--Portland  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71064125
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_140657

Oral history interview with LaVerne Krause, 1983 Apr. 17-Aug. 18

Interviewee:
Krause, LaVerne, 1924-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Kolisch, Marian W.  Search this
Subject:
Bunce, Louis  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Educators  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11965
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212437
AAA_collcode_krause83
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212437
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Columbia River, Portland, Oregon, (painting)

Painter:
Horne, George M.  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1912
Topic:
Landscape--River--Columbia River  Search this
Landscape--Oregon--Portland  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71065899
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_142420

Multnomah Falls Near Portland, Oregon, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
Oil on hardboard
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Early 1900s
Topic:
Landscape--Oregon--Portland  Search this
Landscape--Waterfall--Multnomah Falls  Search this
Control number:
IAP 72410018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_161445

Louis Bunce papers

Creator:
Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983  Search this
Names:
Fountain Gallery of Art  Search this
KOIN-TV (Television station : Portland, Or.)  Search this
Metropolitan Arts Commission (Portland, Or.)  Search this
Oregon Historical Society  Search this
Portland Center for the Visual Arts  Search this
Portland Museum School -- Faculty  Search this
Bunce, Edna  Search this
Bunce, Gloria  Search this
Griffin, Rachael  Search this
Hammack, John  Search this
Judd, Sally  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Russell, Pee Wee  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Wells, Wendy  Search this
Extent:
9.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Sound recordings
Sketches
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Date:
1890s-1983
Summary:
The papers of Portland, Oregon painter, printmaker, and educator Louis Bunce (1907-1983) measure 9.1 linear feet and date from the 1890s to 1983. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, interviews and interview transcripts, organizational records, personal business records, printed materials, nine scrapbooks, eighteen sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs. A few audiovisual recordings are scattered throughout series.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Portland, Oregon painter, printmaker, and educator Louis Bunce (1907-1983) measure 9.1 linear feet and date from the 1890s to 1983. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, interviews and interview transcripts, organizational records, personal business records, printed materials, nine scrapbooks, eighteen sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs. A few audiovisual recordings are scattered throughout series.

Biographical materials include address and appointment books, awards, life documents, resumes, and Bunce family genealogical records. There is a video recording of Bunce's retirement party from the Portland Museum School and of Bunce hanging his artwork for a show at the Fountain Gallery.

Bunce's correspondence is with his wives, Eda and Gloria, family, friends, fellow artists, and galleries and institutions. Notable correspondents include Jackson Pollock, Pee Wee Russell, and Max Weber. Writings and notes by Bunce include a notebook containing sales information, lists of works of art, sketches, and artist's statements. There are also autobiographical sketches and a video recording of a 1961 television show hosted by Bunce entitled "The Jazz Arts" depicting Bunce painting while jazz musicians perform. There are a few writings about Bunce by others.

There are two recorded interviews and three transcripts of interviews with Bunce conducted by Rachel Griffin, Wendy Wells of the Fountain Gallery, the Oregon Historical Society, KOIN TV, and an art student.

Organizational records document Louis Bunce's association with the Portland Center for the Visual Arts and the Portland Building Public Art Selection Committee of the Metropolitan Arts Commission. Personal business records include agreements and contracts, including an agreement with Sally Judd to form a gallery, consignment records, income and sales records, price lists and inventories (see also series 3 for a notebook containing lists of artwork and sales information), and personal legal documents. Printed materials consist of bulletins, clippings, and exhibition catalogs and announcements. There is also a video recording of a broadcast of KGW-TV depicting Bunce painting an outdoor mural.

Nine mixed media scrapbooks contain sketches, notes, printed material, photographs, correspondence, project proposals, writings, notes, addresses, receipts and sales records. Many of the scrapbooks contain artwork drawn directly onto the paper while some have artwork pasted into the pages. Eighteen sketchbooks of Bunce depict abstract drawings, figures, portraits, landscapes, and street scenes in pencil, pen and watercolor. Also found is a Valentine's Day-themed flipbook by Bunce and unidentified sketches likely by John Hammack and others.

Photographs are of Bunce, Bunce's family, Bunce at events, Bunce with his art, and Bunce at work in his studio. Also found are photographs of travel, stills of footage used on KOIN-TV, works of art, and exhibitions.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1902-1983 (Box 1, 13; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1916-1983 (Box 1-3; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1940-1970s (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Interviews and Interview Transcripts, 1955-1982 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Organizational Records, 1970s-1983 (Box 3; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1948-1983 (Box 3-4; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1930s-1980s (Box 4-6, 13; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1941-1982 (Box 6, 9-10; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 9: Sketchbooks, 1940-1960s (Box 6-7, 11; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1944-1979 (Box 7, 13-15; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 11: Photographs, 1890s-1981 (Box 7-8, 12; 0.9 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Bunce (1907-1983) was a painter, printmaker, and educator active in Portland, Oregon. His modernist style influenced many artists in the Pacific Northwest.

Born in Wyoming in 1907, Bunce began his art education at the Museum Art School in Portland Oregon in 1925. After two years, he moved to New York City to study at the Art Students League. During the great Depression, Bunce returned to Oregon and worked for the federal WPA Section of Painting and Sculpture. He painted murals for post offices in Portland (St. Johns neighborhood), and Grants Pass. Bunce moved back to New York in 1940, where he continued working as a WPA mural and easel painter, and befriended fellow artists Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, and other American modernists.

A prominent member of the arts scene of Portland, Bunce taught at the Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art) from 1946 until 1972. In 1949, he and his wife Gloria opened the Kharouba Gallery, the first art gallery in Portland to show modernist, avant-garde, and experimental art. In 1958, Bunce's abstract mural for the Portland International Airport created some controversy over its modernist style. The mural can still be seen in the airport.

Bunce married twice, to Eda Hult and Gloria Scott. With Eda, he had a son, Jon Bunce. Louis Bunce died in Portland, Oregon in 1983 from an aneurysm.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Bunce, one conducted on October 29, 1965 by Dorothy Bestor and a second conducted on December 3-13, 1982 by Rachel Rosenfield, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project
Provenance:
The Louis Bunce papers were donated by the artist's son, Jon Bunce in 1984.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advanced notice.
Rights:
The Louis Bunce 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:
Painters -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Printmakers -- Oregon  Search this
Educators -- Oregon  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Sketches
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Louis Bunce papers, 1890s-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.buncloui
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buncloui

Oral history interview with Maurine Hiatt Roberts, 1984 August 29-31

Interviewee:
Roberts, Maurine Hiatt, 1897 or 8-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Shores, Kenneth, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Contemporary Crafts Gallery (Portland, Or.)  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12926
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212446
AAA_collcode_robert84
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212446
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Oral history interview with Edith Feldenheimer, 1982 Nov. 23-Dec. 7

Interviewee:
Feldenheimer, Edith, 1900-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Kolisch, Marian W.  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Art  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12865
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212429
AAA_collcode_felden82
Theme:
Art Collectors
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212429
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City of Portland, (painting)

Painter:
Welch, Thaddeus 1844-1919  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Shasta State Historical Monument P. O. Box 507 Shasta California 96087
Date:
1897
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Cityscape--Oregon--Portland  Search this
Control number:
IAP 04870003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_34289

Oral history interview with Arlene Schnitzer, 1985 June 7-8

Interviewee:
Schnitzer, Arlene, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
Guenther, Bruce  Search this
Subject:
Fountain Gallery of Art  Search this
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12776
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212459
AAA_collcode_schnit85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212459
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