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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
Catalog Number:
25/6167
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.
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National Museum of the American Indian
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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
Catalog Number:
26/1274
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.
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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 painting outdoors

Subject:
Sargent, John Singer
Physical description:
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 9 x 14 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920
Topic:
Artists at or with their work
Plein air painting
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8322
Summary:
Photo postcard of Sargent seated at an easel in the mountains with two umbrellas placed at strategic angles to balance the light.
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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
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
Topic:
Portrait painters
Art--Commissioning
Art patronage
Local number:
AAA D10
aaa 3471
AAA sargjohn
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.
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John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922
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The Story of the Jubilee Singers

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Ella Sheppard Moore, 1851 - 1914
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Medium:
Carbon print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 8.8 x 13.5cm (3 7/16 x 5 5/16")
Case Open: 20 x 57.8 x 2.5cm (7 7/8 x 22 3/4 x 1")
Type:
Bound Object
Date:
1875
Topic:
Autograph
Book
Interior\Studio\Photography
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Ella Sheppard Moore: Education\Educator\Teacher\Music
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2002.92
Exhibition Label:
In 1871, in an effort to raise funds for the Fisk University, a newly founded African American school in Nashville, Tennessee, a student singing group was formed, soon to be called the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The group, composed mostly of former slaves, became instantly popular, and their concert tours were soon raising substantial amounts of money. They appeared at the White House before President Ulysses S. Grant; toured the British Isles, where they performed before for Queen Victoria; and raised enough money to finance Fisk's first permanent building, Jubilee Hall.
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National Portrait Gallery
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Ballad Singer

Pete Seeger
Artist:
Burr Singer
Sitter:
Pete Seeger, 3 May 1919 - 27 Jan 2014
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 31.1 x 23.5cm (12 1/4 x 9 1/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1944
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Banjo
Pete Seeger: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Pete Seeger: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
Pete Seeger: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist
Pete Seeger: Humanities and Social Sciences\Folklorist
Pete Seeger: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist
Pete Seeger: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Folk
Pete Seeger: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Banjo
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2001.65
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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Singer Iron

Manufacturer:
Singer Sewing Machine Co.
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
iron
Object Name:
iron
Credit Line:
Gift of Carole Krohn
Accession Number:
1993-126-23
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
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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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Fisk Jubilee Singers

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Minnie Tate, 1857? - ?
Greene Evans, 1848 - 1914
Isaac Dickerson, 1852 - 1900
Jennie Jackson, late 1850's - 1910
Maggie Porter, 1853? - 1942
Ella Sheppard Moore, 1851 - 1914
Thomas Rutling, 1854? - 1915
Benjamin Holmes, 1846? - 1875
Eliza Walker, 1856 - ?
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 5.8 x 9.2cm (2 5/16 x 3 5/8")
Mount: 6.3 x 10.6cm (2 1/2 x 4 3/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1872
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Architecture\Column
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Couch
Interior\Studio\Photography
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Ella Sheppard Moore: Education\Educator\Teacher\Music
Minnie Tate: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Greene Evans: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Isaac Dickerson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Jennie Jackson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Maggie Porter: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Thomas Rutling: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Benjamin Holmes: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Eliza Walker: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.97.175
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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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)
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
2001
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
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.
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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
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
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
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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
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Singers' Viol

Donor Name:
Consul General Louis B. Grant
Collector:
Consul General Louis B. Grant
Object Type:
Viol
Place:
Cairo, Egypt, Africa
Accession Date:
1892-Aug-09
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
025998
USNM Number:
E95185-0
Specimen Count:
2
Record Last Modified:
28 Nov 2014
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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"The Singer" 1904

Creator:
Curtis, Edward S. 1868-1952
Physical description:
1 photoprint 006 in x 008 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1904
Local number:
NAA INV 02267902
Summary:
Portrait of Man Wearing Headband and Blanket
Cite as:
SPC Sw Navaho BAE 26-59 02267902, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
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National Anthropological Archives
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"The Singer" 1904

Creator:
Curtis, Edward S. 1868-1952
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print 006 in x 008 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1904
Local number:
NAA INV 02268002
Summary:
Portrait of Man Wearing Headband and Blanket
Cite as:
SPC Sw Navaho BAE 26-59 02268002, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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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
Catalog Number:
25/3908
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Charlotte B. Crosby; donated to NMAI in 1992.
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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
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.4083
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
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Pop Art (West Coast)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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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
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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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
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Street Singers

Artist:
Takahashi Shotei, 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
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
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Street Singers

Artist:
Takahashi Shotei, 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
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
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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