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Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Young, Mahonri Mackintosh  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Dreiser, Theodore  Search this
Eddy, H. B.  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
De Wolfe, Elsie  Search this
Fitch, Clyde  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Bigelow, Poultney  Search this
Scovel, Florence  Search this
Sale, Chic  Search this
Rains, Claude  Search this
Nolan, Philip  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Wollcott, Alexander  Search this
Warrick, Ruth  Search this
Henfold, Oliver  Search this
Hegan, Colonel  Search this
Haggin, Ben Ali  Search this
Grove, William  Search this
Marlowe, Julia  Search this
Lawson, Ernest  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Washington Park Studio  Search this
Illustrated letters
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.1 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 8 series: Series 1: Biographical material, 1953 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1899-1952 (Box 1, 4; 61 folders) Series 3: Personal business records, 1898-1928 (Box 1; 3 folders) Series 4: Artwork, 1893-1928 (Box 1, 4, OV 6; 10 folders) Series 5: Notes and writings, 1922-1951 (Box 1; 9 folders) Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1898-1952 (Box 1, 2, 4, BV 5; 21 folders) Series 7: Printed material, 1894-1958 (Box 2, 4; 21 folders) Series 8: Photographs, 1877-1950 (Box 2-4, OV 7; 1.3 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The collected papers of Everett Shinn measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1877 to 1958. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with friends and colleagues; personal business records; art work, including two sketchbooks of designs for Belasco's Stuyvesant Theatre; notes and writings; eight scrapbooks; printed material; and numerous photographs of Shinn, his colleagues, and his work.
Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of this collection was digitized in 2011 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Materials which have not been scanned include photographs of works of art; duplicates; blank pages in bound volumes; blank versos of photographs; readily available copies of printed material, and oversized material too large to be scanned. In some cases, publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
Funding for the 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:
Additional Everett Shinn papers are available at the Helen Farr Sloan Library, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware.
Biography Note:
Everett Shinn (1876-1953) was a painter, muralist, illustrator, and theatrical scene designer who worked primarily in New York City. Shinn was a member of "The Eight," a group of painters known for their realistic portrayal of American urban life.
Language Note:
English .
The bulk of the Everett Shinn collection was acquired via purchase from art dealer Thurston Thatcher between 1958-1964. Art collector Howard Lipman donated additional material in 1962. Five negatives of Shinn's work were donated in 1969 by Dr. Milton Luria, an acquaintance of Shinn's son, Davidson. The photograph of Everett Shinn, John Sloan, and Robert Henri was donated on an unknown date by an unidentified donor. The handwritten draft of Shinn's play Hazel Weston or More Sinned Against Than Usual was acquired via auction purchase in 2011.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Everett Shinn in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2011. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 2,220 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Painting, American  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Stage designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art