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Dorothea Gilder papers regarding Cecilia Beaux, 1897-1920

Creator:
Gilder, Dorothea, 1882-1920  Search this
Subject:
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5883
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208723
AAA_collcode_gilddoro
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208723
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Mary Cassatt collection, 1871-1955

Creator:
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926  Search this
Subject:
Vollard, Ambroise  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Webb, Electra Havemeyer  Search this
Tyson, Carroll Sargent  Search this
Palmer, Potter  Search this
Whittemore, Harris  Search this
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold)  Search this
Riddle, Theodate Pope  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10510
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213940
AAA_collcode_cassmary
Theme:
Women
Art Movements and Schools
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213940

Cecilia Beaux photographs and newsclippings, [circa 1890-1912]

Creator:
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Subject:
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13632
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)271424
AAA_collcode_beauceci3
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_271424

Honoré Sharrer papers

Creator:
Sharrer, Honoré, 1920-2009  Search this
Names:
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Forum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Handmacher-Vogel, Inc.  Search this
Terry Dintenfass, Inc.  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Bridaham, Lester Burbank  Search this
Caiserman-Roth, Ghitta, 1923-  Search this
Calderwood, Kathy, 1945-  Search this
Carpenter, Mary  Search this
Crutchfield, Mary  Search this
Goodwin, Betty  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Oda, Mayumi, 1941-  Search this
Poland, Reginald  Search this
Sachs, Honoré  Search this
Sharrer, Madeleine  Search this
Tooker, George  Search this
Zagorin, Adam  Search this
Zagorin, Perez  Search this
Extent:
9.45 Linear feet
1.12 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920-2007
Summary:
The papers of realist painter, Honoré Sharrer, measure 9.45 linear feet and 1.12 GB and date from circa 1920-2007. The collection documents Sharrer's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings and notes, research and source files, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs of Sharrer, her family, friends, colleagues, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of realist painter, Honoré Sharrer, measure 9.45 linear feet and 1.12 GB and date from circa 1920-2007. The collection documents Sharrer's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings and notes, research and source files, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs of Sharrer, her family, friends, colleagues, and artwork.

Biographical material includes biographical notes and resumés, awards, paintbrushes used by Sharrer, and sales records, as well as comprehensive documentation, compiled 2004-2007 by her husband, Perez Zagorin, and her son, Adam Zagorin, of Sharrer's artwork in their possession. Included are digital images of Sharrer's artwork.

Correspondence is with family members including Sharrer's mother, Madeleine Sharrer, and her second husband, Reginald Poland; husband Perez Zagorin; son Adam Zagorin; and daughter-in-law, Mary Carpenter Also found is correspondence with artists including Peter Blume, Lester Burbank Bridaham, Gitta Caiserman-Roth, Kathy Calderwood, Mary Crutchfield, Betty Goodwin, Lincoln Kirstein, Mayumi Oda, and George Tooker. Other professional correspondents include galleries, museums, and other art institutions such as American Academy of Arts and Letters, Terry Dintenfass, Forum Gallery, Handmacher-Vogel, Inc., M. Knoedler & Co., Dorothy Miller relating to the 1946 Fourteen Americans exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, and the Women's Caucus for Art.

Writings and notes comprise drafts of several essays on art by Sharrer, preliminary notes for Tribute to the American Working People, and a mock-up for an unpublished book, "One White Christmas," written by Sharrer's grandmother, Honoré Sachs, and illustrated by Sharrer.

Research and source files consist of source material used throughout the course of Sharrer's career, including printed and photographic material used in the creation of Tribute to the American Working People, and later work dating up to, and including, the last decade of her life.

Printed material comprises announcements and catalogs for exhibitions and events featuring Sharrer, including a catalog for Fourteen Americans, as well as clippings about her and others, such as the Life Magazine cover story "Nineteen Young Americans."

Artwork and sketchbooks include studies for paintings and illustrations, and other preliminary sketches, as well as 14 sketchbooks of pencil and ink sketches dating from circa 1960s t0 2003.

Photographic material consists of photos of Sharrer, her family, friends, colleagues, exhibition installations, and houses. Also found are photos, negatives, and transparencies of Sharrer's artwork, as well as photos of artwork by Madeleine Sharrer and Lester Burbank Bridaham.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1941-2007 (0.44 linear feet; Boxes 1, 10, 1.12 GB; ER01-ER10)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1938-2006 (1.84 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 10)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1940s-circa 1990s (5 folders; Boxes 3, 10)

Series 4: Research and Source Files, circa 1920s-2005 (3.43 linear feet; Boxes 3-6, 10-11)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1930s-2005 (0.85 linear feet; Boxes 6-7, 11, OV 13, OV 17)

Series 6: Artwork, 1941-circa 1990s (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 7, 11-12, OV 13

Series 7: Sketchbooks, 1960s-2003 (0.55 linear feet; Boxes 7, 12)

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1930s-circa 2000 (1.83 linear feet; Boxes 8-9, 12, OVs 13-16)
Biographical / Historical:
Realist painter Honoré Sharrer (1920-2009) lived and worked in New York, Massachusetts, London, Montreal and Charlottesville, Virginia. She was best known for her five-panel painting, Tribute to the American Working People, completed in 1951 and first shown at M. Knoedler & Co. in New York to wide critical acclaim.

Sharrer was born in 1920 in West Point, New York, where her father was an Army officer, and grew up in the United States, the Philippines, Paris, and La Jolla, California. She studied at the Yale University School of Art and the San Francisco Art Institute, and worked as a welder in shipyards in California and New Jersey during World War II. She moved to New York in the 1940s and lived subsequently in Amherst, Massachusetts, London, and Montreal.

Sharrer's Workers and Paintings (1943) was included in the landmark Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Fourteen Americans, in 1946, and her painting, Man at Fountain, was featured in the 1950 Life Magazine cover story, "Nineteen Young American Artists." Tribute to the American Working People, which depicted a factory worker surrounded by smaller scenes of ordinary life, was considered her masterwork, but in the years that followed it's unveiling at M. Knoedler & Co., Sharrer was noticeably absent from the art scene; between 1951 and 1969 she did not have a single solo exhibition. While many of her contemporaries immersed themselves in Abstract Expressionism, Sharrer continued to paint, in meticulous detail, the daily experiences of ordinary working people, and her later work often dealt with female perspectives and was imbued with humor and elements of magical realism.

In 2007 the Smithsonian American Art Museum held an exhibition titled Anatomy of a Painting: Honoré Sharrer's 'Tribute to the American Working People,' which was devoted exclusively to her most famous work, now in the Smithsonian's permanent collection, and the source material she used when painting it. Sharrer's works can also be found in the Metroplitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Sharrer settled in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the early 1990s. She was married to her second husband, historian Perez Zagorin, for 61 years, before her death in 2009. Her mother, Madeleine Sharrer, was also a painter who married Reginald Poland, Director of the Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, following the death of Sharrer's father, Robert Allen Sharrer.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Perez Zagorin, 2007, January 17-18, and the Madeleine Sharrer papers, 1954-1988.
Provenance:
The Honoré Sharrer papers were donated in 2006 and 2007 by Perez Zagorin, Sharrer's husband. A small addition was donated by Adam Zagorin, Sharrer's son, in 2018.
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.
Rights:
The Honoré Sharrer 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:
Women painters -- Virginia -- Charlottesville  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Honoré Sharrer papers, circa 1920-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sharhono
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sharhono

Cecilia Beaux papers, 1863-1968

Creator:
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Subject:
Andrew, A. Piatt (Abram Piatt),  Search this
Type:
Poems
Diaries
Photographs
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5882
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208722
AAA_collcode_beauceci
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208722
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Gabrielle de Veaux Clements papers, 1860-1948

Creator:
Clements, Gabrielle de Veaux, 1858-1948  Search this
Subject:
Hale, Ellen Day  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
Type:
Prints
Diaries
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Egypt  Search this
Art  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Etching  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7161
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209296
AAA_collcode_clemgabr
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209296
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Anna Richards Brewster papers, 1887-1964

Creator:
Brewster, Anna Richards, 1870-1952  Search this
Subject:
Brewster, W. T. (William Tenney),  Search this
Richards, Anna M. (Anna Matlock)  Search this
Richards, William Trost  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Photograph albums
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Illustration  Search this
Painters  Search this
Marine painters  Search this
Marine painting, American  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7245
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209395
AAA_collcode_brewanna
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209395

Glenna Latimer papers, 1887-1956

Creator:
Latimer, Glenna M. (Montague), 1898-1980  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Bertha Fanning  Search this
Garber, Daniel  Search this
Davis, Varina  Search this
Norfolk Art Corner (Norfolk, Va.)  Search this
Tidewater Artists (Norfolk, Va.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Topic:
Mural painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7868
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210035
AAA_collcode_latiglen
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210035

William Meyerowitz and Theresa F. Bernstein papers, 1915-1978

Creator:
Meyerowitz, William, 1887-1981  Search this
Bernstein, Theresa F. (Theresa Ferber), 1890-2002  Search this
Subject:
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Weichsel, John  Search this
Ward, Lynd Kendall  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Works of art
Photographs
Prints
Topic:
Etchers  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Etching  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9044
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211234
AAA_collcode_meyewill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211234

Mary, Xanthus, and Russell Smith family papers, 1793-1977, bulk 1826-1977

Creator:
Smith, Mary Russell, 1842-1878  Search this
Smith, Xanthus, 1839-1929  Search this
Subject:
Sartain, John W.  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Lambdin, George Cochran  Search this
Smith, family  Search this
Wister, Sarah Butler  Search this
Wister, Owen  Search this
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell),  Search this
Booth, Edwin Thomas  Search this
Sartain, Samuel  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Richards, William Trost  Search this
Smith, Russell  Search this
Clemon's Gallery (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Root's Gallery (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Van Loan & Ennis' Gallery (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Works of art
Photographs
Exhibition catalogs
Tintypes
Ambrotypes
Daguerreotypes
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9434
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211632
AAA_collcode_smitfami
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211632
Additional Online Media:

Alice Kent Stoddard photograph album, [ca. 1906]-1971

Creator:
Stoddard, Alice Kent Pearson, 1885-1976  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9974
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212664
AAA_collcode_stodalic
Theme:
Women
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212664

Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd papers, 1917-1989

Creator:
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
Wyeth, Henriette, 1907-1997  Search this
Subject:
Eisenstaedt, Alfred  Search this
Eisenhower, Julie Nixon  Search this
Nixon, Pat  Search this
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers)  Search this
Nixon, Pat  Search this
Horgan, Paul  Search this
Annenberg, Walter H.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Drawings
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10392
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213768
AAA_collcode_hurdpete
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213768
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Gretchen W. Rogers papers, 1901-1986

Creator:
Rogers, Gretchen Woodman, 1881-1967  Search this
Type:
Paper dolls
Photographs
Works of art
Topic:
Portrait painters  Search this
Still-life painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6485
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215673
AAA_collcode_rogegret
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215673

Mary Butler papers, 1853-1946, (bulk 1884-1946)

Creator:
Butler, Mary, 1865-1946  Search this
Subject:
Norris, S. Walter  Search this
Oakley, Thornton  Search this
Eakins, Susan Hannah Macdowell  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Thouron, Henry  Search this
Sartain, William  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Grafly, Dorothy  Search this
Stoddard, Alice Kent Pearson  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Writings
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13359
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)254338
AAA_collcode_butlmary
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_254338
Additional Online Media:

Audrey Flack papers, 1950-2009

Creator:
Flack, Audrey, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Janson, Anthony F. (Anthony Frederick)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Arizona State University  Search this
Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.)  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
Guild Hall of East Hampton  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Women sculptors  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15666
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282435
AAA_collcode_flacaudr
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_282435
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Edna Andrade papers, 1917-1995

Creator:
Andrade, Edna, 1917-2008  Search this
Subject:
Andrade, C. Preston (Clarence Preston),  Search this
McEntee, Dorothy  Search this
McCarter, Henry  Search this
Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry)  Search this
Laessle, Albert  Search this
Philadelphia Focuses on Women in the Visual Arts  Search this
Type:
Photograph albums
Works of art
Photographs
Menus
Video recordings
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painters  Search this
Optical painting  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9689
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398175
AAA_collcode_andredna
Theme:
Women
The Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398175

Oral history interview with Edna Andrade, 1987 April 1-29

Interviewee:
Andrade, Edna, 1917-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Likos, Patricia  Search this
Subject:
Oakley, Violet  Search this
Andrade, C. Preston (Clarence Preston),  Search this
Garber, Daniel  Search this
Harding, George  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Easthampton Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13203
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211930
AAA_collcode_andrad87
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211930

Oral history interview with Jane Piper, 1988 Jan. 16-17

Interviewee:
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Wolanin, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann)  Search this
Subject:
Carles, Arthur B.  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13201
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211979
AAA_collcode_piper88
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211979

Oral history interview with Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, 1964 April 26

Interviewee:
Sparhawk-Jones, Elizabeth, 1885-1968  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Expatriate painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12378
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214149
AAA_collcode_sparha64
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214149

Oral history interview with Virginia Cuthbert, 1995 August 28

Interviewee:
Cuthbert, Virginia, 1908-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
John, Augustus  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Elliott, Philip Clarkson  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13192
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215883
AAA_collcode_cuthber95
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215883
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