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John McLaughlin

Subject:
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1959 Apr.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9557
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John McLaughlin papers, 1922-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9557

John McLaughlin

Subject:
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1970
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9558
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John McLaughlin papers, 1922-1979
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Archives of American Art
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McLaughlin, John

Collection Creator:
Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1961
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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Frederick Hammersley 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:
Frederick Hammersley papers, circa 1860-2009, bulk 1940-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frederick Hammersley papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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McLaughlin, John

Collection Creator:
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952, 1960
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 Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg 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:
Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg papers, circa 1890s-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg papers
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Archives of American Art
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John McLaughlin

Subject:
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1963?
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2254
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Tamarind Lithography Workshop records, 1954-1984
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2254
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#17, 1966

Artist:
John McLaughlin, born Sharon, MA 1898-died Dana Point, CA 1976  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
48 x 60 in. (121.8 x 152.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1966
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Sterling Holloway
Object number:
1968.119
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:saam_1968.119

#13 - 1973

Artist:
John McLaughlin, born Sharon, MA 1898-died Dana Point, CA 1976  Search this
Medium:
oil and acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
60 x 48 x 1 1/8 in. (152.3 x 121.9 x 2.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1973
Topic:
Abstract\geometric  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin
Object number:
2005.5.47
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:saam_2005.5.47

Untitled, 5102, 3/6/63

Artist:
John McLaughlin, American, b. Sharon, Massachusetts, 1898–1976  Search this
Medium:
Color lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
18 1/16 x 21 1/2 IN. (45.9 x 54.5 CM.)
Type:
Print
Date:
MARCH 6, 1963
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1988
Accession Number:
88.27
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Contemporary American Abstraction
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_88.27

Untitled, 5111, 4/11/63

Artist:
John McLaughlin, American, b. Sharon, Massachusetts, 1898–1976  Search this
Medium:
Color lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
20 3/16 x 14 3/4 IN. (51.3 x 37.6 CM.)
Type:
Print
Date:
APRIL 11, 1963
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1988
Accession Number:
88.28
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Contemporary American Abstraction
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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edanmdm:hmsg_88.28

Untitled

Artist:
John McLaughlin, American, b. Sharon, Massachusetts, 1898–1976  Search this
Medium:
Oil and casein on fiberboard
Dimensions:
32 1/8 X 48 1/8 IN. (81.5 X 122.1 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1952
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1991
Accession Number:
91.3
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Contemporary American Abstraction
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_91.3

John McLaughlin papers, 1922-1979

Creator:
McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976  Search this
Subject:
Hammersley, Frederick  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Anderson, Eugene Newton  Search this
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Salz, Peter  Search this
Langsner, Jules  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Benjamin, Karl  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Felix Landau Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Collages  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Prints, Japanese  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7963
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210131
AAA_collcode_mclajohn
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210131
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John McLaughlin papers

Creator:
McLaughlin, John, 1898-  Search this
Names:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Anderson, Eugene Newton  Search this
Benjamin, Karl  Search this
Felix Landau Gallery  Search this
Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009  Search this
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
McLaughlin, John, 1898- -- Photographs  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Salz, Peter  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Paintings
Sketches
Collages
Photographs
Date:
1922-1979
bulk 1936-1976
Summary:
The papers of Southern California art dealer and abstract painter John McLaughlin measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1979. The collection documents John McLaughlin's personal life and career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, Tamarind Lithography fellowship files, scattered personal business records, printed materials, artwork, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Southern California art dealer and abstract painter John McLaughlin measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1979. The collection documents John McLaughlin's personal life and career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, Tamarind Lithography fellowship files, scattered personal business records, printed materials, artwork, and photographic material.

Biographical material includes McLaughlin's military service records, art awards, and resumes. Correspondence is with friends, artists, museums, and galleries. Notable correspondents include Eugene Anderson, Karl Benjamin, Frederick Hammersley, Jules Langsner, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Ad Reinhardt, and others. Writings and notes include several artist statements, lectures, notes, and lists and descriptions of paintings, some in the form of hand drawn sketches. Users will find McLaughlin's ideas about his work and aesthetics are referenced in much of the correspondence and writings. Some of the letters also document the evolution of the 1959 "Four Abstract Classicists" exhibition, particularly correspondence with Karl Benjamin, Peter Selz, and Jules Langsner. There are also writings about McLaughlin by others, including Jules Langsner. The Tamarind Lithography fellowship files consists of the letter of appointment, printed material, and profiles for fellow artists at the workshop.

Personal business records include assorted legal and financial papers, such as contracts with galleries, art loan agreements, consignment records, and art shipment expenses. There are business papers about McLaughlin's Japanese print gallery, The Tokaido, Inc. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs for McLaughlin's shows at the Andre Emmerich Gallery, Felix Landau Gallery, a retrospective at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1968, and the seminal 1959 "Four Abstract Classicists" in Los Angeles, among others. Also found are exhibition announcements, news clippings, and press releases. Artwork includes a few paintings and collages. Photographs, negatives, and slides are of McLaughlin, including one portrait by John Waggaman), artwork, and exhibition installations. There is one album of photographs from a 1963 retrospective exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1942-circa 1969 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-1976 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1934-1976 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Tamarind Lithography Fellowship Files, 1958-1970 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, circa 1938-1974 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1932-1979 (1.5 linear feet; Box 2-4)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1958 (0.1 linear feet; Box 3-4)

Series 8: Photographic Material, 1922-1979 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
John Dwyer McLaughlin (1898-1976) was best known as one of the leading Los Angeles "hard-edge" geometric abstractionist painters and one of the artists featured in the seminal 1959 exhibition "Four Abstract Classicists" curated by Jules Langsner. McLaughlin was also a dealer of Japanese art prints.

McLaughlin was born and educated in Massachusetts. He served in the United States Navy during World War I from 1917-1921 and married Florence Emerson in 1928. McLaughlin began painting around 1932 with no formal training. In 1935, the couple moved to Japan and lived for several years before moving back to Boston, where they opened The Tokaido, Inc., a Japanese art print gallery. From this time up to the beginning of World War II, McLaughlin worked primarily as a print dealer, without huge success. During World War II, he served as a language intelligence officer in the Marines, primarily because of his knowledge of Japanese.

After the war, McLaughlin and his wife settled in Dana Point, California, where he began painting in earnest, gaining some early local successes. His painting, Hope Deferred was awarded first prize for oil painting in the 1948 San Diego Art Guild Annual. He became associated with the Felix Landau Gallery in Los Angeles and was one of four painters included in the historic 1959 "Four Abstract Classicists" exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art organized by critic Jules Langsner which also featured the work of Frederick Hammersley, Lorser Feitelson, and Karl Benjamin. The phrase "hard-edge painting" was first used in association with this exhibition as a description of a unique California style of geometric abstractionist painting.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s McLaughlin exhibited widely and became a mentor for many younger Los Angeles area reductive painters. He was widely admired for his integrity and independent position regarding the art market. John McLaughlin died in Dana Point, California in 1976 at the age of 77.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview of John D. McLaughlin conducted July 23, 1974, by Paul J. Karlstrom.
Provenance:
The John McLaughlin papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in multiple installments. John McLaughlin donated material in 1973 and his widow Florence McLaughlin donated material in 1976. Additional papers were donated by the artist's nephew John McLaughlin in 1998 and 1999.
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 John McLaughlin 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:
Art dealers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- California -- Exhibitions  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Prints, Japanese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Paintings
Sketches
Collages
Photographs
Citation:
John McLaughlin papers, 1922-1979, bulk 1936-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mclajohn
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John McLaughlin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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[Biographical Sketch of John McLaughlin]

Collection Creator:
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 81
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa late 1950s
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 Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg 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:
Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg papers, circa 1890s-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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John McLaughlin; coverlet; Figured and Fancy, double cloth; 1848; Ohio

Maker:
I. M.  Search this
Physical Description:
double weave (overall production method/technique)
cotton, wool (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 88 in x 75 in; 223.52 cm x 190.5 cm
fringe, sides: 2 in; 5.08 cm
Object Name:
coverlet, figured
Place woven:
United States: Ohio, Logan county
Date made:
1848
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Jessie F. Tracy
ID Number:
TE.T14955
Catalog number:
T14955
Accession number:
285840
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_621586

McLaughlin, John

Collection Creator:
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974 March 5
Scope and Contents:
Interview transcript only.
Collection 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 access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Fidel Danieli 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:
Fidel Danieli papers, 1962-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fidel Danieli papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-danifide-ref155

John McLaughlin: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
McLaughlin, John 1898-1976  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001962
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140543

McLaughlin, John

Collection Creator:
Nicholas Wilder Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 3 (hol), Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1946, 1956-1959, 1962-1963, 1971, 1973-1974
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Nicholas Wilder Gallery records 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:
Nicholas Wilder Gallery records, 1944-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Nicholas Wilder Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nichwild-ref144

McLaughlin, John

Collection Creator:
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1975
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Henri Gallery records 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:
Henri Gallery records, circa early 1900s, 1940-1996, bulk 1957-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Henri Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-henrgall-ref699

McLaughlin, John

Collection Photographer:
Schiedt, Duncan P.  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, 1900-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1323-ref694

McLaughlin, John

Collection Creator:
B. R. Kornblatt Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The B.R. Kornblatt Gallery records 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:
B. R. Kornblatt Gallery records, 1971-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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B.R. Kornblatt Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-brkornbl-ref55

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