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Class discussion at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Subject:
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Majorowicz, Roger  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1970
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9458
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Archives of American Art
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Class discussion at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Subject:
Downes, Rackstraw  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Slavin, Arlene  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1975
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9466
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Archives of American Art
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Robert Indiana and a student at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Subject:
Indiana, Robert  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1969
Topic:
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9462
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Archives of American Art
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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1960
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original papers requires an appointment. Access to audiovisual recording with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Ben Shahn 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.
Collection Citation:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original papers requires an appointment. Access to audiovisual recording with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Ben Shahn 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.
Collection Citation:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1968
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original papers requires an appointment. Access to audiovisual recording with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Ben Shahn 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.
Collection Citation:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1988
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original papers requires an appointment. Access to audiovisual recording with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Ben Shahn 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.
Collection Citation:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Collection Creator:
Tam, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1967
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Reuben Tam 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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Collection Creator:
Tam, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1976
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Reuben Tam 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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records

Creator:
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Names:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-1993  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993  Search this
Simon, Sidney, 1917-1997  Search this
Extent:
35.42 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1945-2013
Summary:
The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records measure 35.42 linear feet and date from 1945 to 2013. The paper records of the school document the period from circa 1945 to 1977 and consist of administrative records, financial records, visiting artist files, faculty files, student files, and photographic material. Also included are motion picture films by Jack Eastman and Karl Fortess, dating from circa 1950 to 1968, showing the school's campus and faculty, staff, and students at work and leisure. A large portion of the collection consists of the Skowhegan Lecture Archives, a sound recording archive of lectures given by artists speaking at the school between 1952 and 2013.
Scope and Contents:
The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records measure 35.42 linear feet and date from 1945 to 2013. The paper records of the school document the period from circa 1945 to 1977 and consist of administrative records, financial records, visiting artist files, faculty files, student files, and photographic material. Also included are motion picture films by Jack Eastman and Karl Fortess, dating from circa 1950 to 1968, showing the school's campus and faculty, staff, and students at work and leisure., artists, and students. A large portion of the collection consists of the Skowhegan Lecture Archives, a sound recording archive of lectures given by artists speaking at the school between 1952 and 2013.

Administrative records include files for the school's board, exhibitions and benefits, fundraising, government agencies, publicity, and other office files. Financial records consist of accounting procedure documents, bills paid, budgets, student drawing accounts, payroll, real estate expenses, and reports.

Files for visiting artists such as Philip Pearlstein, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and William Zorach contain correspondence, lecture notes and transcripts, and records regarding the broadcast of artists' lectures. Faculty files consist of correspondence, faculty lists, and other material for Isabel Bishop, Xavier Gonzalez, Sidney Simon, and other faculty members. Student files include alumni records, correspondence, recommendations and rejections, and scholarship material.

Photographs and negatives are of Janet Fish, Paul Rasika, Alice Neel, Bette Davis, Jacob Lawrence, Roy Lichtenstein, faculty and visiting artists, and students at events, lectures, social gatherings, and in class.

Motion picture films include silent, color footage of the school's campus, working faculty and students, and social activities. Footage includes both edited footage and outtakes (footage shot but not used in the edited piece), that form three distinct sets of films from three different periods: 16 mm films from the 1950s, 8 mm films from 1964-1965, and super 8 mm films from 1966-1968. Based on handwritten notes on the original film containers, Karl Fortess was the creator of the 16 mm films, and Jack Eastman was the creator of the 8 mm film. It is unclear who created the super 8 mm films, but some of the footage appears to have been shot by Willard Cummings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1945-1977 (Boxes 1-5, 12, OV 13; 5.0 linear feet)

Series 2: Financial Records, 1945-1967 (Boxes 5-8, 12, OV 13; 3.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Visiting Artists Files, 1948-1965 (Boxes 8; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Faculty Files, 1946-1965 (Boxes 8-9; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Student Files, 1946-1964 (Boxes 9-12; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographic Materials, 1955-1977 (Boxes 11-12; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Motion Picture Films, circa 1955-1970 (Box 11, film cans FC 13-30; 1.9 linear feet)

Series 8: Skowhegan Lecture Archives, 1952-2013
Biographical / Historical:
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (est. 1946) is an art school and artist residency in Skowhegan, Maine. Since the school's beginnings, it has attracted prominent visiting artists and faculty members such as Jacob Lawrence, Philip Pearlstein, Ben Shahn, Isabel Bishop, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi.

The school was founded by Willard W. Cummings, Henry Varnum Poor, Sidney Simon, and Charles Cutler. While serving in Europe during World War II on The War Art Unit project, a project that sent artists to battle zones in order to record their impressions, they noticed that the European system of studying art allowed students intimate access to artists, their studios, and creative life. The Skowhegan School founders wanted to create a similar intimacy between students and artists in the U.S. After returning to the U.S., Cummings, Poor, Simon, and Cutler built an art program that included visiting artists and an artist lecture series that enabled students to interact with professional, well-established artists. In 1960, the school's administration was reorganized due to a fire that burned down the barn, which served as a fresco painting studio, and other nearby buildings. The reorganization introduced trustees and other facets of the administration that were needed to sustain the school's funding and operations.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reels N68-27-N68-30, N68-78-N68-80, and N68-96-N68-97. Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records were lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1968. The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture via Willard Cummings and Jack Eastman donated portions of the lent material from 1968 to 1977. The lecture archive was donated between 2002 to 2014 via the Executive Director.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
Skowhegan Lecture Archives: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Skowhegan in addition to the copyright holders. A list of copyright holders is available at the Archives of American Art Washington, D.C. office. Transcripts may not be duplicated.

The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Art, American -- Study and teaching  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- Maine -- Skowhegan
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records, 1945-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.skowscho
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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records, 1945-2013

Creator:
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Subject:
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene)  Search this
Cummings, Willard Warren  Search this
Simon, Sidney  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Art schools  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9409
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211607
AAA_collcode_skowscho
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Lecture, Transcript

Collection Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951
Collection Restrictions:
A portion of the collection has been digitized. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi's 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.
Collection Citation:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Reports and Minutes of Meetings

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 22, Folder 12-13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1988
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original papers requires an appointment. Access to audiovisual recording with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Ben Shahn 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.
Collection Citation:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-shahben-ref814
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Eastman, John (Jack) (see also: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture)

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1963-1969
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original papers requires an appointment. Access to audiovisual recording with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Ben Shahn 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.
Collection Citation:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Jack Levine working in his faculty studio

Subject:
Levine, Jack  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1952
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9460
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Archives of American Art
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Mercedes Matter and James Brooks

Subject:
Brooks, James  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1966
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9468
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Archives of American Art
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Brice Marden and Philip Wofford

Subject:
Marden, Brice  Search this
Wofford, Philip  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1976 September
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9469
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Archives of American Art
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Claes Oldenburg, visiting artist

Subject:
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1973
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9461
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Archives of American Art
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Jacob Lawrence critiquing student work

Subject:
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1968
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9465
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Archives of American Art
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Dorothy and Roy Lichtenstein

Subject:
Lichtenstein, Dorothy  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1968
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9467
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Archives of American Art
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