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Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Cook, Clarence  Search this
Warner, Sylvia Martinache  Search this
Eaton, Wyatt  Search this
Devens, Charles  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition  Search this
France  Search this
Jno. Williams, Inc.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Paris (France) -- History -- Commune, 1871
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.9 Linear feet
The collection is arranged into five series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1863-1896 (Box 1, OV 4; 5 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1857-1962 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet) Series 3: Project Files, 1871-1936 (Box 1, OV 4; 6 folders) Series 4: Printed Material, 1862-1950 (Boxes 1-2, OV 4; 6 folders) Series 5: Photographs, 1870s-1890s (Box 2-3, OV 4; 0.7 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of sculptor Olin Levi Warner measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1857 to 1962 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1857 to 1899. The collection documents Warner's art student days in Paris and his career as a sculptor, primarily in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials and writings, including a speech by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871; personal and professional correspondence; clippings, catalogs, and other printed material; sculpture project files; and photographs of Warner, his studio, his family, and notable figures who sat for him, including artist J. Alden Weir, and his artwork.
Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962, bulk 1857-1899. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of this collection was digitized in 2013 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Materials which have not been scanned include photographs of artwork, duplicates, blank pages in bound volumes, and blank versos of photographs. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
Material lent for microfilming is availalbe on 35mm microfilm reel 270 at the Archives of American Art reading room and through interlibrary loan.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming on reel 270. All of the material was later donated, except for one sketchbook which was returned to the lender, and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Biography Note:
Olin Levi Warner was born in 1844 in Suffield, Connecticut and worked as an artisan and a telegraph operator before pursuing his art education and career. In 1869, Warner traveled to Paris to study under Francois Jouffroy at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He was in Paris when the Republic was declared and served in the French Foreign Legion for a short while before resuming his studies. In 1872 he returned to the United States and set up a studio in New York.
Language Note:
English .
A portion of the Olin Levi Warner papers were originally loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1972 by Rosalie Warner Jones, Warner's daughter. Rosalie Warner Jones and her sister, Frances O. Warner, and Rosalie's daughter Frances Follin Jones, donated the collection in several accretions between 1972 and 1977. This gift included the majority of the loaned materials, excluding one sketchbook. Additional materials were transferred to the Archives in 2005 from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Olin Levi Warner in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2014, and total 2,299 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art