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Oral history interview with Gyöngy Laky, 2007 December 11-12

Interviewee:
Laky, Gyöngy, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Ann  Search this
Puryear, Martin  Search this
Rossbach, Charles Edmund  Search this
Dumas, Mary  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Christiansen, Brett  Search this
Lahner, Émile  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Branford, Joanne Segal  Search this
Gablik, Suzi  Search this
Ocampo, Kim  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Elliott, Lilian  Search this
Foosaner, Judith  Search this
Dobras, Darryl  Search this
Sontag, Susan  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art and computers  Search this
Painting  Search this
Computer art  Search this
Textile artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13672
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)274523
AAA_collcode_laky07
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_274523
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En-lightening - Installation by Nick Dong @ Mercury 20 Oakland

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-04-26T16:50:52.000Z
Topic:
Art  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianArt
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianArt
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
EDAN-URL:
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Chester Beach papers

Creator:
Beach, Chester, 1881-1956  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Frontier Art Colony  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915: San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Salon d'automne  Search this
Allen, Mary Jester  Search this
Beach, Eleanor Murdock  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy, 1869-1954  Search this
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Fitchen, Eleanor Beach  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W., 1876-1949  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Jackson, Hazel Brill  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul, 1890-  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda, 1911-  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Leibig, Bonnie  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Nelson, Laurence, 1887-1978  Search this
Nisbet, Robert H., 1879-1961  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Piexotto, Jessica B.  Search this
Winter, Ezra, 1886-1949  Search this
Extent:
7.32 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Date:
1846-1999
bulk 1895-1999
Summary:
The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.
Scope and Contents:
The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.

Biographical material consists of biographical notes, identification cards, and a membership certificate.

Project files contain correspondence, financial records, notes, drawings and plans, research materials, printed matter, and photographs that document commissions for sculpture, medals and coins, monuments, and Beach's own projects. Among the most thoroughly documented projects are a fountain sculpture for the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Art (Sun, Earth, Fountain of the Waters, and Zodiac) and the Edward W. Bok Memorial in Mountain Lake, Florida; both commissions were executed in conjunction with the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

Business records include Chester Beach's general business correspondence and correspondence concerning consignments. An address book records names, addresses, and occasionally indicates prices of services and supplies used by the sculptor. Other record books detail expenses and income of the studio building Beach owned, with a list of the effects of the former owner, sculptor William Couper; bronzes cast; sales, with titles, prices, and buyers; names and addresses of clients, dealers, and suppliers; and instructions for cleaning and bronzing plaster.

Family correspondence consists mainly of letters, many mentioning Chester Beach, and addressed to Mrs. Chester Beach and daughter Eleanor Beach Fitchen. Estate correspondence and related documents concern efforts to exhibit, sell, and research Beach's remaining work. These records, for the most part, were created by Mrs. Fitchen who acted as sales agent, ran the Chester Beach Memorial Studio, and maintained the Beach archive. Of particular interest is a series of letters from Brenda Kuhn that relate what she learned from handling the estate of her father, Walt Kuhn; in addition, she offered ideas and advice about exhibitions, the Memorial Studio, and the Beach Centennial.

Beach designed his family's annual Christmas cards, most of which incorporate images of their three daughters. A complete set, preserved in an album, includes a few later cards that reproduce artwork by his widow. Many of the cards received - some with original artwork - are from artist friends, among them: Ernest Blumenschein, Edward W. Greacen, Hazel Brill Jackson, Paul Jennewein, Bonnie Leibig, F. Luis Mora, Robert Nisbet, and Ezra Winter. Also of note are a card from Walker Hancock bearing a photograph of his studio; a painting of Beach's Sylvan at Brookgreen Gardens, reproduced on Anna Hyatt Huntington's card; and a card from Beach patron Mary Jester Allen containing a brief note about the Frontier Art Colony she had established near Cody, Wyoming.

Among the drawings and sketches by Chester Beach are student work, designs for some of his Christmas cards, and a sketchbook containing drawings of sculpture. Work by other artists consists of prints, including one by Ezra Winter.

Three scrapbooks, largely comprised of newspaper clippings and other printed material, contain a variety of other items, including: letters from the American Academy in Rome, Architectural League of New York, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Daniel Chester French, Hazel Brill Jackson, Frederick MacMonnies, National Academy of Design, National Sculpture Society, Jessica B. Piexotto, and Salon d'Autome. There are also awards and certificates from the National Academy of Design, Panama-Pacific International Exposition; bookplates and a place card Beach etched for Mr. and Mrs. George Davison; and an unfinished poem by FitzRoy Carrington. Photographs within the scrapbooks are of a night school class Beach attended at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco, Beach at work in his studio, and a portrait of him painted by G. Laurance Nelson.

Printed material includes Panama-Pacific International Exposition guide books, brochures about the Chester Beach Memorial Studio in Brewster, New York, and catalogs for solo and group exhibitions.

Photographs and glass plate negatives of artwork are mainly of Chester Beach's sculpture and include views of work in progress. Also found are photographs of drawings and sculpture from his student years in California and Paris. Pictures of work by other artists are portraits of Chester Beach painted by G. Laurance Nelson and by his daughter, Natalie Beach McLaury. Among the photographs of Chester Beach are several by Gertrude Kasebier, circa 1910. Other pictures show Beach in his studio, Beach with family and friends, and a "Dinner tendered to Edmund W. Greacen by Samuel T. Shaw, Salmagundi Club, March 2, 1922." Places documented are Beach's boyhood home in San Francisco, the interiors of his studios, and Brookgreen Gardens. Miscellaneous subjects are nude models.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1910-1947 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Project Files, 1846-1999 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 11, OV 12-13)

Series 3: Business Records, circa 1900-1958 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Writings, 1913-1935 (2 folders; Box 3)

Series 5: Correspondence, 1875, 1933-1996 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Christmas Cards, 1909-1961 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1900-1955 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 4, 11)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1903-1972 (0.3 linear feet; Box 10)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1910-1997 (0.4 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1885-circa 1960s (3.1 linear feet; Boxes 4-9, 11, 14)
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) was known for portrait busts, allegorical and mythological figures, coins and medallic art in the Beaux-Arts tradition. He lived and worked in New York City and Brewster, New York.

Chester Beach, son of Chilion Beach and Elizabeth Ferris Beach, was born in San Francisco on May 23, 1881. Beach initially studied at the California School of Mechanical Arts in 1899. He remained in San Francisco and between 1900 and 1902 continued his art training at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art while working as a jewelry designer. To further his career and exposure to artistic trends, Beach moved to New York City in 1903. The following year, he went to Paris, enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and also studied with Raoul Verlet at the Académie Julian.

Upon his return to New York in 1907, Beach established a studio on Tenth Street. He won the National Academy of Design's Barnett Prize for sculpture in 1907 and the Academy elected him an Associate Artist the following year. His increased stature resulted in numerous portrait commissions and eventually led to commissions for monuments and architectural sculpture. In 1910, Chester Beach married Eleanor Hollis Murdock, a painter he met when both were art students in Paris. The couple spent the next two years in Rome; for several years after returning, Beach continued to spend time in Italy and maintained a studio in Rome.

Solo exhibitions of Beach's work were presented at Macbeth Gallery (1912), Pratt Institute (1913), Cincinnati Art Museum (1916), John Herron Art Institute (1916), and Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester (1917). In addition to frequent participation in annual exhibitions at the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Beach was represented in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915), and in group shows at venues including: Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Art Club, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and National Arts Club.

The gold medal presented by Académie Julian (1905), Beach's first award, was followed by many other prizes, among them: American Numismatic Society prize for a medal commemorating the Peace of Versailles (1919) and its Saltus Medal for distinguished medallic art (1946); Architectural League of New York gold medal (1924); National Academy of Design Barnett Prize (1907) and Watrous gold medal (1926); National Arts Club medal and prizes (1923, 1926, 1932); and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition silver medal (1915).

Beach was an Academician of the National Academy of Design, a member of the American Numismatic Society, Architectural League of New York, National Arts Club, National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the National Sculpture Society (President, 1927-1928).

For more than 40 years, Beach lived and worked at 207 East 17th Street. The brownstone, purchased in 1913, was large enough for the family's home, his studio, and additional studios that were rented to other artists. Through barter, Beach acquired land in Brewster, New York, and in 1917 hired Italian stonemasons to build a studio. Later, they erected a summer house for the family. Many old stone walls on the site provided material for both buildings and Beach named the property Oldwalls.

After a long illness, Chester Beach died at Oldwalls on August 6, 1956. The funeral service was held at his Brewster, New York, studio and he is buried in Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring, New York.
Separated Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is microfilm of papers lent for microfilming (reels N727-N729 and N68-11) including passports, genealogical materials, photograph albums, travel sketches, travel diaries of Mrs. Beach, and business and family correspondence. While the obituary letters on reel N68-11 are referenced in a scrapbook in Series 8, all other loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Chester Beach's daughter, Eleanor Beach Fitchen, lent materials for microfilming in 1967 and 1967. Subsequent papers were donated in 2009 by the estate of Eleanor Beach Fitchen, through her grandson and executor, John Fitchen.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Rights:
The Chester Beach 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:
Sculptors, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculpture -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Sculpture -- Economic aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beacches
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Chester Beach papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beacches
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[Photographs of artists taken by Mimi Jacobs, photographer], 1971-1981

Creator:
Jacobs, Mimi, 1911-1999  Search this
Subject:
Zammitt, Norman  Search this
Brice, William  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Wasserstein, Julius  Search this
Saar, Betye  Search this
Gilhooly, David  Search this
Benton, Fletcher Chapman  Search this
Villa, Carlos  Search this
Saunders, Raymond  Search this
Hudson, Robert H.  Search this
Adams, Mark  Search this
Beasley, Bruce  Search this
Richardson, Sam  Search this
Arnoldi, Charles Arthur  Search this
Dill, Guy  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy Radcliffe  Search this
De Forest, Roy  Search this
Bechtle, Robert Alan  Search this
Raffael, Joseph  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Dickinson, Eleanor Creekmore  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Wiley, William T.  Search this
Johnson, Robert E. Robert Emory,  Search this
Paris, Harold Persico  Search this
Lobdell, Frank  Search this
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Ramos, Mel  Search this
Todd, Mike  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Valledor, Leo  Search this
McLean, Richard Thorpe  Search this
Gooch, Gerald  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Hedrick, Wally  Search this
Allan, William George  Search this
DeLap, Tony  Search this
Hopkins, Henry T. (Henry Tyler)  Search this
Sinton, Nell  Search this
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
Berlant, Anthony  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan  Search this
Martin, Bill  Search this
Beall, Dennis Ray  Search this
Mullican, Lee  Search this
Armer, Ruth  Search this
Wonner, Paul John  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Ihle, John Livingston  Search this
Siegriest, Louis B.  Search this
Neri, Manuel  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Goldyne, Joseph R.  Search this
Conner, Bruce Guldner  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Asawa, Ruth  Search this
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Reichman, Fred  Search this
Graham, Robert  Search this
Holland, Tom  Search this
Light, Alvin  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman  Search this
Celmins, Vija  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson  Search this
Blunk, J. B.  Search this
Shaw, Richard Blake  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Falkenstein, Claire  Search this
Gordon, Russell Talbert  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9285
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211480
AAA_collcode_jacomimi
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211480

Grapestake Gallery records, 1974-1984

Creator:
Grapestake Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Larry  Search this
Levitt, Helen  Search this
Meyer, Thomas Vincent  Search this
Omar, Margit  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Misrach, Richard  Search this
Bayer, Herbert  Search this
Mackenzie, David  Search this
Meyerowitz, Joel  Search this
Renfrow, Gregg  Search this
Halsman, Philippe  Search this
Kent, Claude  Search this
Okulick, John  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Jampol, Glenn  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
McCafferty, Jay David  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks  Search this
Hughes, Joseph  Search this
Aylon, Helene  Search this
Ideal, Phillis  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9578
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211779
AAA_collcode_grapgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211779

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:

Mary Fuller McChesney papers, 1949-2011

Creator:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Varda, Jean  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Morehouse, William Paul  Search this
Jefferson, Jack  Search this
Bothwell, Dorr Hodgson  Search this
Kelly, James  Search this
Briggs, Ernest  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Weeks, James  Search this
Hultberg, John  Search this
Pollakoff, Leonard  Search this
Goya, Jorge  Search this
Dugmore, Edward  Search this
Parker, Raymond  Search this
Saccaro, John M.  Search this
Remington, Deborah Williams  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy Radcliffe  Search this
Grillo, John  Search this
Martin, Madeline  Search this
Shoemaker, Peter  Search this
Schueler, Jon R.  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
Kuhlman, Walter Egel  Search this
Roeber, Phil  Search this
Dixon, James Budd  Search this
Smith, Hassel Wendell  Search this
Corbett, Edward  Search this
Grachis, Dimitri  Search this
Locks, Seymour  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Photographs
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Authors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6528
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370975
AAA_collcode_mcchmary
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370975

Oral history interview with Mary Fuller McChesney, 1994 Sept. 28

Interviewee:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Landauer, Susan  Search this
Subject:
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
Martin, Agnes Bernice  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Vicente, Esteban  Search this
Marca-Relli, Conrad  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar  Search this
Corbett, Edward  Search this
Smith, Hassel Wendell  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Ribak, Louis  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Mandelman, Beatrice  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Kees, Weldon  Search this
Park, David  Search this
McChesney, Robert  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12498
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215789
AAA_collcode_mcches94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215789
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Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970

Creator:
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Subject:
Stella, Frank  Search this
Fahlström, Öyvind  Search this
Paxton, Steve  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Childs, Lucinda  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Hay, Deborah  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Kron, Joan  Search this
Rainier, Yvonne  Search this
Moore, Peter  Search this
McElroy, Robert R.  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Finkelstein, Nat  Search this
Rosenquist, James  Search this
Oldenburg, Patty  Search this
Bontecou, Lee  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Provinciali, Michele  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Novick, Elizabeth  Search this
Greenberg, Jeanine  Search this
Scull, Ethel  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Sabol, Audrey  Search this
Reed, Lou  Search this
Mulas, Ugo  Search this
Schute, Terry  Search this
Grisi, Laura  Search this
Chamberlain, John Angus  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Sisler, Mary  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
Redon, Odilon  Search this
Schapira, Ileana  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Whitman, Robert  Search this
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Artforum  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
Velvet Underground (Musical group)  Search this
Amsterdam (Netherlands).Stedelijk Museum  Search this
University of California (1868-1952)  Search this
Art Gallery of Ontario  Search this
Centro de Artes Visuales (Instituto Torcuato Di Tella)  Search this
Once Group  Search this
Galerie Rive Droite  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Expo 67  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Lithographs
Drawings
Interviews
Transcripts
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Curators  Search this
Educators  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Authors  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Theater  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7165
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209301
AAA_collcode_soloalan
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209301
Additional Online Media:

Clay Spohn papers, circa 1862-1985, bulk, 1890-1985

Creator:
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977  Search this
Subject:
Neininger, Urban  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Tirana, Rosamond Walling  Search this
Sihvonen, Oli  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Sievan, Maurice  Search this
Fryworth, Teressa  Search this
Corbett, Edward  Search this
Ribak, Louis  Search this
School of Visual Arts (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
University of California, San Francisco.School of Fine Arts  Search this
Type:
Account books
Photographs
Ambrotypes
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9468
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211666
AAA_collcode_spohclay
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211666
Additional Online Media:

Gurdon G. Woods papers, 1948-1987

Creator:
Woods, Gurdon G., 1915-  Search this
Subject:
Siegriest, Louis Bassi  Search this
Siegriest, Lundy  Search this
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Works of art
Christmas cards
Drawings
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art festivals  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Art  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10386
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213742
AAA_collcode_woodgurd
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213742

David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005

Creator:
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Subject:
Lienhard, Marie-Louise  Search this
Marion, Paul  Search this
Grobart, Jeffrey  Search this
Coppola, Eleanor  Search this
Tingle, Alta  Search this
Lee, Margie  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Arts Club of Chicago  Search this
Gallery Paule Anglim  Search this
New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Stanford University.Dept. of Art  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Washington State Arts Commission  Search this
Western Washington University  Search this
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts  Search this
Helmhaus ZÞurich  Search this
Mattress Factory  Search this
Type:
Prints
Drawings
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Sketches
Photographs
Topic:
Conceptual artists  Search this
Public art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15853
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)292739
AAA_collcode_ireldavi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_292739
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Joseph A. Danysh, 1964 December 3

Interviewee:
Danysh, Joseph A., 1906-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbrache, Lewis  Search this
Subject:
Gaskin, William  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12708
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213392
AAA_collcode_danysh64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213392

Oral history interview with Sargent Johnson, 1964 July 31

Interviewee:
Johnson, Sargent, 1888-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11474
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213593
AAA_collcode_johnso64
Theme:
African American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213593
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Merry Renk, 2001 January 18-19

Interviewee:
Renk, Merry, 1921-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Fisch, Arline M., 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Bates, Kenneth F. (Kenneth Francis)  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Hall, Doris  Search this
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Curtis, Earle  Search this
Brynner, Irena F.  Search this
Asawa, Ruth  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Tajiri, Shinkichi  Search this
Godfrey, Mary Jo Slick  Search this
Guermonprez, Trude  Search this
Oliver, Olive  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
De Patta, Margaret  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
750 Studio  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Metal Arts Guild  Search this
Mobilia Gallery  Search this
School of Industrial Design (Trenton, N.J.)  Search this
University of California, BerkeleyDept. of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Enamelers  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Jewelers  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11961
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227005
AAA_collcode_renk01
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227005
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ruth Asawa and Albert Lanier, 2002 June 21-July 5

Interviewee:
Asawa, Ruth, 1926-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Albers, Anni  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Asian American women artists  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12222
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)230409
AAA_collcode_asawa02
Theme:
Asian American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_230409
Additional Online Media:

David Ireland Papers

Artist:
Ireland, David, 1930-2009  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Arts Club of Chicago  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Gallery Paule Anglim  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Mattress Factory  Search this
New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Stanford University  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Washington State Arts Commission  Search this
Western Washington University  Search this
Coppola, Eleanor  Search this
Grobart, Jeffrey  Search this
Lee, Margie  Search this
Lienhard, Marie-Louise  Search this
Marion, Paul  Search this
Tingle, Alta  Search this
Extent:
24.8 Linear feet
8.39 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Video recordings
Sketches
Interviews
Prints
Sound recordings
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1910s-circa 2009
bulk 1960-2005
Summary:
The papers of California conceptual artist and sculptor David Ireland measure 24.8 linear feet and 8.39 GB and date from circa 1910s to circa 2009, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 2005. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, notes and notebooks, installation projects and exhibition files, teaching files, travel files, personal business records, printed and digital material and commercial recordings, photographic materials, artwork, and video and sound recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of California conceptual artist and sculptor David Ireland measure 24.8 linear feet and 8.39 GB and date from circa 1910s to circa 2009, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 2005. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, notes and notebooks, installation projects and exhibition files, teaching files, travel files, personal business records, printed and digital material and commercial sound recordings, photographic materials, artwork, and video and sound recordings.

Biographical material includes awards and certificates, address books and appointment books, artist's statements, resumes, chronologies, student university materials, passports, and sound and video recordings of interviews with Ireland. Correspondence is with friends, peers, universities, galleries, and museums, including Jeffrey Grobart, Eleanor Coppola, Margie Lee, Marie-Louise Lienhard, Paul Marion, and Alta Tingle, among others. Notes and notebooks contain incoming phone messages, notes to self, regarding projects and ideas, as well as various other notes and plans.

Installation projects and exhibition files constitute the bulk of the collection and document David Ireland's extensive projects and exhibitions around the world. Files are found for his Capp Street house project and Pacific Enterprises project in San Francisco; Boott Mills project in Lowell, Massachusetts; IKEA Emeryville Public Art Project in Emeryville, California; and several Washington State Arts Commission and Western Washington University projects. Other exhibition and installation locations found within the files include the American Academy in Rome; Yerba Buena Arts Center in California; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in Australia; Helmhaus in Zurich, Switzerland; Arts Club of Chicago; SFMOMA; New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, among many others. The files contain a wide variety of materials, including sound and video recordings in various formats.

Teaching files document David Ireland's many roles as visiting artist, artist-in-residence, instructor, and conference and symposium panelist at the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco Art Institute, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Stanford University Department of Art, among others. Travel files document Ireland's trips abroad, both independent of and as a result of installation and project obligations.

Personal business records are comprised of financial materials and documentation relating to Ireland's two early South African import and safari businesses as well grants and project proposals, various loan agreements, representation through Gallery Paule Anglim, property sales and tax documentation, inventory materials, and various other business materials. Also found within the collection are printed material and four commercial sound recordings. Photographs are of the artist, friends and family, Ireland's Oakland studio, and works of art. There is artwork by Ireland, including sketches, drawings, and prints, and a few pieces of artwork by other artists. In addition to sound and video recordings arranged in other series, there is one video recording and six sound cassettes that are either unidentified or have no additional context within the collection.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950-circa 2009 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1937-circa 2008 (4 linear feet; Boxes 2-6)

Series 3: Notes and Notebooks, circa 1965-circa 2008 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 6-7)

Series 4: Installation Projects and Exhibition Files, circa 1960s-circa 2009 (11.6 linear feet; Boxes 7-18, OV26, OV27, 7.84 GB; ER01-ER15)

Series 5: Teaching Files, 1977-1998 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 18-19)

Series 6: Travel Files, circa 1950s-circa 1994 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 19-20)

Series 7: Personal Business Records, circa 1965-circa 2008 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 20-21)

Series 8: Printed Material and Commercial Recordings, 1932-circa 2009 (2.3 linear feet; Boxes 21-23, 0.553 GB; ER16)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, circa 1910s-circa 2005 (1 linear foot; Boxes 23-24)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1965-circa 2003 (0.2 linear feet; Box 24)

Series 11: Video and Sound Recordings, circa 1965-circa 1990s (0.4 linear feet; Box 25)
Biographical / Historical:
David Ireland (1930-2009) was a conceptual artist and sculptor who worked in San Francisco, California.

Ireland was born in Bellingham, Washington and attended Western Washington University. In 1953, he received a degree in industrial design and printmaking from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland. He then served two years in the U. S. Army in Missouri, returning to live and work in Bellingham. For several years, Bellingham served as his launch point for extensive travels in Europe and Africa.

In the late 1950s, Ireland founded Hunter Africa, an artifacts import business. He moved the business to San Francisco in 1965 and also began a second business leading safaris in Africa. He married Bellingham native Joanne Westford and had two children, Ian Ireland and Shaughn Niland; they divorced in 1970.

Ireland attended the San Francisco Art Institute and received a graduate degree in 1974. There, he met other Bay Area artists involved in the conceptual movement there, including Tom Marioni, Paul Kos, Howard Fried, and Terry Fox.

Much of Ireland's artwork of the 1980s and 1990s centered on the transformation of his home at 500 Capp Street in San Francisco, where he dramatically physically and conceptually transformed the interior and exterior structure into a mix of architectural sculpture and environmental art piece. He bought a second home in 1979 to transform, and, in the 1980s, completed a renovation of the main building at the Headlands Center for Arts in Sausalito with artist Mark Thompson.

David Ireland's work has been presented in more than forty solo exhibitions at venues that included the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.; The Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. He created major public projects and private commissions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington, D. C., and other cities. His work is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, and University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, among others.
Provenance:
The David Ireland papers were donated in 2010 by the David Ireland Estate through Jock Reynolds, Special Trustee, The David Ireland Revocable Trust.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The David Ireland 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:
Conceptual artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Public art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sketches
Interviews
Prints
Sound recordings
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ireldavi
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David Ireland Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ireldavi

Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-2001

Creator:
Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979  Search this
Krasnow, Rose, 1885-1984  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Leslie  Search this
Raboff, Ernest Lloyd  Search this
Drake, Alfred S.  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Owen, Dale  Search this
Jaffe, Lilly Weil  Search this
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
DeLuce, Robert  Search this
Blades, Harriet  Search this
Stone, Irving  Search this
Weston, Flora  Search this
Budnick, Dan  Search this
Clements, Grace  Search this
Morley, Grace  Search this
Noer, Philip  Search this
Owen, Elaine  Search this
Cocker, Conrad  Search this
Price, Aimée Brown  Search this
Raboff, Ina  Search this
Howe, Dudley  Search this
United States.Aircraft Warning Service.Ground Observer Corps  Search this
Peter Krasnow Arts Foundation  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Short stories
Scrapbooks
Notes
Essays
Photographs
Prints
Poems
Slides (photographs)
Diaries
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Topic:
Wood sculpture  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9164
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211359
AAA_collcode_kraspete
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211359
Additional Online Media:

Olive Thompson Cowell papers, [ca. 1950-1982]

Creator:
Cowell, Olive Thompson, 1887-1984  Search this
Subject:
Bridgman, Lilian  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender  Search this
Wildenhain, Frans  Search this
Falkenstein, Claire  Search this
Cowell, Henry  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Topic:
Art patrons  Search this
Women art patrons  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6455
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215607
AAA_collcode_coweoliv
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215607

Oral history interview with George Earl Ortman, 1963 Sept. 19-Nov. 5

Interviewee:
Ortman, George Earl, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Richard Brown, 1912-2002  Search this
Subject:
Wise, Howard  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Ward, Eleanor  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Brodie, Gandy  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12057
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212062
AAA_collcode_ortman63
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212062

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