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Loran, Erle, 1905-1999  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Haley, John  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Hatfield, Dalzell  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Levinson, Harry  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Schaefer, Bertha  Search this
Sabean, Samuel  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert  Search this
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Friends of Ethnic Art  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
12.6 Linear feet
The collection is arranged into 8 series: Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1930s-1990s (Box 1; 0.25 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1912-1992 (Boxes 1-3; 2.0 linear feet) Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1930s-1992 (Box 3; 0.25 linear feet) Series 4: Writings, 1921-1999 (Boxes 3-4; 1.25 linear feet) Series 5: Artwork, 1920s-1980s (Boxes 4-8, 13-14; 4.3 linear feet) Series 6: Printed Material, 1925-1999 (Boxes 8-10, 14; 2.3 linear feet) Series 7: Photographs, 1910s-1990s (Boxes 10-12, 14; 2.5 linear feet) Series 8: Audio Recording, 1982 (Box 12; 1 folder)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of California painter, writer, and teacher Erle Loran measure 12.6 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1991. Found are biographical materials; two linear feet of personal and professional correspondence; personal business records; writings which include extensive drafts and notes for Loran's book <em>Cezanne's Composition</em>; over 400 items of artwork that include watercolors, drawings, charcoal, and pastel studies; printed materials; photographs of Loran, family, and friends, and artwork; and one audio recording of a lecture by Loran on Cezanne.
Erle Loran papers, 1912-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Material lent for microfilming is available on 35mm microfilm reel 906 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Getty Foundation.
Use Note:
The Erle Loran 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.
Related Materials:
Found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Erle Loran conducted by Herschel Chipp, June 18, 1981, and a 1981 interview with Erle and Clyta Loran in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Interviews With Artists collection. Also found is a letter from Loran to Richard Wattenmaker, 1975. The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 906) including photographs of artwork by Erle Loran and two clippings of reproductions of Loran's artwork. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Biography Note:
California painter, writer, and teacher Erle Loran was born on October 2, 1905 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended the Minneapolis School of Art and graduated in 1926. That same year, Loran won the Paris Prize from the Chaloner Foundation which enabled him to study in France for the next three years. Here, he immersed himself into the world of Paul Cezanne. He lived for two years in Cézanne's studio, meeting many who knew Cezanne, including painter Emile Bernard, and art dealer Ambroise Vollard. This experience was critical to the development of Loran's artistic vision and his later writings and lectures about Cézanne.
Erle Loran lent the Archives of American Art materials for microfilming and donated papers in 1975. In 1999 Mrs. Ruth Schora-Loran, Loran's widow, donated additional material, including artworks.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art teachers -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Painters -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art