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Singer

Artists/Makers:
Peter B. Jones (Peter Bauman Jones), Onondaga/Seneca, b. 1947
Object Name:
Figure
Media/Materials:
Pottery, wood, commercially tanned leather, glaze
Techniques:
Modeled, glazed, carved
Dimensions:
13.5 x 15.1 x 22.5 cm
Culture/People:
Onondaga
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Collins, Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County; New York; USA
Date Created:
1985
Collection History:
Purchased from the artist in 1985 by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/6167
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
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National Museum of the American Indian

Singers

Artists/Makers:
Peter B. Jones (Peter Bauman Jones), Onondaga/Seneca, b. 1947
Object Name:
Bowl
Media/Materials:
Pottery, wood
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, modeled, cord wrapped stick impressed, incised, punctate
Dimensions:
32.3 x 27.8 x 12.3 cm
Culture/People:
Onondaga
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Collins, Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County; New York; USA
Date Created:
1980-1990
Collection History:
Acquired by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from an unknown source at an unknown date; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
26/1274
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
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National Museum of the American Indian

John Singer Sargent

Subject:
Sargent, John Singer
Physical description:
1 photographic print : photocopy ; 17 x 22 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1880
Topic:
Painters
Portrait painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7991
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R. L. Ormond material relating to John Singer Sargent, 1851-1979
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Archives of American Art

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John Singer Sargent to Mr. Alden

Creator:
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
Alden, Henry Mills, 1856-1925
Physical description:
Letter : 1 p. : handwritten ; 18 x 23 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1887 Jan. 19
Summary:
Letter from John Singer Sargent sending a photograph of himself to Henry Mills Alden as requested by Henry James for an article in Harper's Magazine, 19 January 1887
Topic:
Authors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8009
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John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922
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Archives of American Art

John Singer Sargent painting outdoors

Subject:
Sargent, John Singer
Physical description:
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 9 x 14 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920
Summary:
Photo postcard of Sargent seated at an easel in the mountains with two umbrellas placed at strategic angles to balance the light.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work
Plein air painting
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8322
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John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922
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Archives of American Art

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John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922

Creator:
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925
Subject:
Blaney, Edith H
Hunter, Charles Mrs
Marquand, Henry Gurdon 1819-1902
Barrett, Lawrence Louis 1897-1973
Alden, Henry Mills 1836-1919
Loring, Louisa P
Physical description:
107 items (0.2 linear ft.)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
England
London
Date:
1887
1887-1922
Notes:
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was a portrait painter from London, England. He was born in Florence and educated in Europe. Portrayed members of high society and aristocracy and became one of the most sought after portraitists of his day.
Summary:
The John Singer Sargent letters consist of 104 letters dating from 1887 to 1922. The letters provide limited insight into Sargent's later career through letters to commissioned patrons, sitters, and friends and colleagues, and relate to works in progress, replies to social invitations, and other general social news. Many of the letters are written to Mrs. Charles Hunter, an English friend and patron who sat for several portraits. Also found are letters from Sargent to friend Edith Blaney, whose husband was landscape artist Dwight Blaney. Additional scattered letters were written to Henry Mills Alden, Lawrence Barrett, Mrs. Baxter, a Mr. Griffith, Sir George Hunter, Mrs. Jackson, Louisa P. Loring, Henry Gurdon Marquand, Mrs. Pick, Mr. Spizer, and unidentified/illegible recipients. There are two photographs of Sargent.
Cite as:
John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Portrait painters
Art--Commissioning
Art patronage
Local number:
AAA D10
aaa 3471
AAA sargjohn
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
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John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922
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Archives of American Art

Singer Iron

Manufacturer:
Singer Sewing Machine Co.
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
iron
Object Name:
iron
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Credit Line:
Gift of Carole Krohn
Accession Number:
1993-126-23
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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Maxine Singer

Artist:
Jon R. Friedman, born 1947
Sitter:
Maxine Singer, born 1931
Medium:
Charcoal on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 123.9 x 78.1cm (48 3/4 x 30 3/4")
Mat: 139.7 x 91.4 x 1.3cm (55 x 36 x 1/2") (sight)
Frame: 147.3 × 99.1 × 3.8cm (58 × 39 × 1 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
2001
Exhibition Label:
A distinguished biochemist, Maxine Singer earned the National Medal of Science in 1992 and led the Carnegie Institution from 1988 to 2002. Her groundbreaking research on DNA has improved our understanding of the development and structure of such genetic diseases as hemophilia. Singer notes that such experimentation, for which she helped devise ethical guidelines, "bring[s] closer the day when the ability to manipulate genetic material can be used for improving the lives of all humans."
Jon Friedman's study for a portrait commissioned by the Carnegie Institution reflects Singer's wide-ranging interests, from DNA to astronomy. Her influential Genes and Genomes (1990, with Paul Berg) appears beside a model of the Carnegie's Giant Magellan Telescope. Her family is pictured in the lower left, while Singer encourages two youngsters in the image directly below her book, illustratingher commitment to science education and public service.
Topic:
Printed Material\Book
Printed Material\Book
Interior\Library
Artwork\Photograph
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookshelf
Equipment\Laboratory Equipment\Microscope
Maxine Singer: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biochemist
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2005.54
Rights:
© Jon R. Friedman
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery

Maxine Singer

Artist:
Jon R. Friedman, born 1947
Sitter:
Maxine Singer, born 1931
Medium:
Oil on gessoed paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 75 × 105 cm (29 1/2 × 41 5/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2012
Exhibition Label:
Born New York City
Maxine Singer’s achievements in science are newsworthy, but she has eluded the public eye. A pioneering molecular biologist, Singer has also been in the forefront of crafting ethical and safety guidelines for genetic engineering and is a staunch public advocate for science. She began her career at the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases in 1958 and moved to the National Cancer Institute in 1974, where she was recognized for her research in recombinant DNA. She led the Carnegie Institution from 1988 to 2002, earning the National Medal of Science in 1992. Singer is renowned not only for her research but also for promoting science education in public schools and equal access for women and minorities in scientific fields.
Commissioned by the Carnegie Institution to make a painted portrait of Singer, artist Jon Friedman worked closely with her during the photo shoot. Capturing in this sketch the immediacy of a moment, he implies the impact of her intense focus.
Maxine Singer nacida en 1931
Nacida en la ciudad de Nueva York
Los logros de Maxine Singer en las ciencias son dignos de primeras planas, pero ella esquiva la atención del público. Singer no solo ha sido pionera de la biología molecular, sino una líder en la elaboración de pautas éticas y de seguridad para el ámbito de la ingeniería genética, además de tenaz defensora pública de las ciencias. Comenzó su carrera en 1958 en el Instituto Nacional de Artritis, Metabolismo y Enfermedades Digestivas y se trasladó en 1974 al Instituto Nacional del Cáncer, donde fue reconocida por su investigación sobre el ADN recombinante. Dirigió el Instituto Carnegie desde 1988 hasta 2002, y recibió la Medalla Nacional de las Ciencias en 1992. Singer es famosa no solo por sus investigaciones sino por promover la enseñanza de ciencias en las escuelas públicas y el acceso equitativo para las mujeres y las minorías en los campos científicos.
El Instituto Carnegie le comisionó a Jon Friedman un retrato pintado de Singer y él trabajó de cerca con ella durante la sesión de fotos. Al captar en este boceto la inmediatez de un momento, el artista evoca la impactante intensidad de esta mujer.
Jon R. Friedman (nacido en 1947)
Óleo sobre papel preparado con gesso, 2012
Donación del artista
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Necklace
Maxine Singer: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biochemist
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist
Object number:
NPG.2013.11
Rights:
©Jon R. Friedman
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Three Singers

Artists/Makers:
Stephen Mopope (Qued Koi [Painted Robe]), Kiowa, 1898-1974
Donor:
Charlotte B. Crosby, Non-Indian
Object Name:
Print
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Silkscreen printed
Dimensions:
37.5 x 29 cm
Culture/People:
Kiowa
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Oklahoma; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1929
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Charlotte B. Crosby; donated to NMAI in 1992.
Catalog Number:
25/3908
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
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National Museum of the American Indian

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Opera Singer

Artist:
Ed Ruscha, American, b. Omaha, Nebraska, 1937
Medium:
Gunpowder on paper
Dimensions:
13 1/2 x 22 in. (34.3 x 55.9 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1967
Provenance:
The artist, Los Angeles, 1965-26 February 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, D.C., to 26 February 1968 - 31 August 1981
[Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986]
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.4083
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Pop Art (West Coast)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Blind Singer

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970
Medium:
screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
17 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. (44.6 x 29.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1939-1940
Topic:
Figure group
Ethnic\African-American
State of being\handicapped\blind
Performing arts\music\guitar
Performing arts\music\tambourine
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Douglas E. Younger
Object number:
1971.126
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Blind Singer

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970
Medium:
screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
17 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. (44.5 x 29.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1939-1940
Topic:
Figure group
Ethnic\African-American
State of being\handicapped\blind
Performing arts\music\guitar
Performing arts\music\tambourine
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Douglas E. Younger
Object number:
1971.127
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Singer

Artist:
Emil Nolde, German, 1867 - 1956
Medium:
Printed black ink on paper
Culture:
German
Type:
figures
print
Object Name:
print
Date:
1911
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Head of man seen three-quarter view, turned toward left. Three strands of hair fall along right contour of his face. Left side of face is cast in shadow.
Credit Line:
Gift of Daniel Kelleher
Accession Number:
1950-94-6
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Street Singers

Artist:
Takahashi Shotei 高橋松亭 (1870 - 1945)
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 16 x 10.6 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
after 1936
Period:
Showa era
Former owner:
Robert O. Muller (1911 - 2003)
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)
copy
shamisen
lantern
Japan
Japanese Art
Robert O. Muller collection
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.2359
Rights:
Copyright with artist
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Street Singers

Artist:
Takahashi Shotei 高橋松亭 (1870 - 1945)
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 17.8 x 11.7 cm (7 x 4 5/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1924-1935
Period:
Taisho era
Former owner:
Robert O. Muller (1911 - 2003)
Topic:
Taisho era (1912 - 1926)
shamisen
lantern
Japan
Japanese Art
Robert O. Muller collection
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.2360
Rights:
Copyright with artist
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Night Singers

Artists/Makers:
Blackbear Bosin (Francis Blackbear Bosin/Kongia [Blackbear]), Kiowa/Niuam (Comanche), 1921-1980
Object Name:
Print
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Lithographed
Dimensions:
74.6 x 57.5 cm
Culture/People:
Kiowa
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Wichita; Sedgwick County; Kansas; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1960-1965
Collection History:
Purchased from the artist in 1970 by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/9705
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
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National Museum of the American Indian

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Blind Singers

Artist:
Robert Henri, American, b. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1865–1929
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
33 1/4 X 41 1/4 IN. (84.4 X 104.6 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1912)
Provenance:
Estate of the artist
Violet Organ, New York
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, to 2 June 1959
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 June 1959 to 17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 17 May 1966
Exhibition History:
JESUP GALLERY, Westport Public Library, Connecticut. "Music in Art," 25 March-13 April 1963 (sponsored by the Westport Community Association).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Variations on a Musical Theme: Selections from the Museum Collection," 22 July-5 September 1982.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "'The Eight' and the Independent Tradition in American Art," 13 January-15 May 1983, no. 4. TOUR: TERRA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Evanston, IL, retitled Early Rebels in American Art (The Eight), 1 April-8 May 1983, no. 4.
Published References:
HENRI, ROBERT. Unpublished Record Book, p. 83. Courtesy of Mrs. John C. LeClair, Glen Gardner, NJ.
JACOBS, JAY. "Collector: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Art in America 57 (July-August 1969) ill. p. 59.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "A Hirshhorn Art Survey: Striking and Surprising," Washington (D.C.) Evening Star (23 February 1971) sec. B ill. p. 7.
JACOBS, JAY. "Quality as Well as Quantity: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," in Lipman, Jean ed. The Collector in America (New York: Viking, 1971) ill. p. 89.
LERNER, ABRAM et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974) p. 701, ill. no. 185.
UNSIGNED. "Acquisitions of Modern Art by Museums," Supplement to the Burlington Magazine CXVI/860 (November 1974) no. 119.
Reading Literature: Orange Level (Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell & Company, 1985) ill. p. 245.
PERLMAN, BENNARD B. Robert Henri: His Life and Art (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1991) p. 150, no. 9.
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2434
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
American Realism (Ashcan School)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Artist:
Clara Klinghoffer, 1900 - 1970
Sitter:
Isaac Bashevis Singer, 14 Jul 1904 - 24 Jul 1991
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
91.5cm x 77.5cm (36" x 30 1/2"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1965
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
Isaac Bashevis Singer: Literature\Writer\Novelist
Isaac Bashevis Singer: Nobel Prize
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Simon Foundation, Inc.
Object number:
NPG.79.154
Rights:
© Michael J. Laurence
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

John Singer Sargent

Artist:
Alvin Langdon Coburn, 11 Jun 1882 - 23 Nov 1966
Sitter:
John Singer Sargent, 1856 - 1925
Medium:
Photogravure
Dimensions:
20.1cm x 15.6cm (7 15/16" x 6 1/8"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1907
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
John Singer Sargent: Visual Arts\Artist
John Singer Sargent: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.87.288.L
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

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