Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Online Media

Catalog Data

Field, Virginia  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Baker, Richard Brown  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
0.2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, reports, notes, photographs, and printed material concerning Field's association with Asia House, American Federation of Arts, National Endowment of the Arts, and painter John Von Wicht.
REEL 2804: Illustrated letters from John Von Wicht to Field. Von Wicht writes of exhibiting his work, of seeing Field in New York, and of her newsletter. In the last letter of 1968, written two years before his death, he writes of being in the hospital, returning home soon, and returning to work.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence and business records, 1957-1973, mostly regarding NEA fellowship grants which enabled Field, as a representative of Asia House, to visit many museums across the country; a photograph of Von Wicht, 1966 by I. Grippi, and one of Andy Warhol and Richard Brown Baker taken by Field; a report by Field, "American Federation of Arts Domestic Exhibition Program," 1963; notes; and printed material, including information on the NEA grant, American Federation of Arts Newsletters, 1955-1957, the International Council of Museums interim report, 1967-1978, and clippings, 1959-1973.
Biographical / Historical:
Arts administrator; New York, N.Y. Assistant director for Asia House.
Donated by Virginia Field, 1981-1988.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art