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White Light/"White Rainbow"/White Twister/"The White Tornado"

Artist:
Rockne Krebs, born Kansas City, MO 1938-died Washington, DC 2011  Search this
Medium:
pencil and colored ink on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 20 x 15 in. (50.8 x 38.2 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1978
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, Art-in-Architecture Program
Object number:
1977.47.124
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b269bda6-846c-43ae-96b8-f2e12ae5afed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1977.47.124

Sun Dog

Artist:
Rockne Krebs, born Kansas City, MO 1938-died Washington, DC 2011  Search this
Medium:
screenprint
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape\tree  Search this
Object\written matter  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donald A. Brown
Object number:
1978.168.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk79e9e2390-ebe2-43b7-81e6-b746c54f8afc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1978.168.12

Clouds Going South for the Winter

Artist:
Rockne Krebs, born Kansas City, MO 1938-died Washington, DC 2011  Search this
Medium:
pencil and pastel on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 24 7/8 x 19 in. (63.1 x 48.3 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1973
Topic:
Landscape\weather\cloud  Search this
Landscape\imaginary  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fendrick
Object number:
1980.131.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk75bc42c65-7ce5-4af7-9c3e-5efa3a7d7e71
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1980.131.1

Pattern of 15 Basswood Trees

Artist:
Rockne Krebs, born Kansas City, MO 1938-died Washington, DC 2011  Search this
Medium:
pen and ink on paper mounted on pencil and pastel on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 19 x 24 7/8 in. (48.3 x 63.1 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1970 and 1973
Topic:
Landscape\road  Search this
Figure  Search this
Recreation\sport and play\cycling  Search this
Landscape\tree\basswood tree  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fendrick
Object number:
1980.131.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b5596b51-b0c6-4d63-a800-7636cd7a1ff6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1980.131.2

Maquette for White Tornado

Artist:
Rockne Krebs, born Kansas City, MO 1938-died Washington, DC 2011  Search this
Medium:
mixed media: acrylic on wood and metal wire
Dimensions:
23 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. (59.1 x 64.2 x 64.2 cm)
Type:
Sculpture-Maquette
Date:
1978
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Study\sculpture model  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration
Object number:
1980.49.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7cefdd7c0-a8a3-4c46-a86e-8a75c5546d2e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1980.49.8

Rockne Krebs, 1938- [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_30166

Installation of Invitational

Photographer:
Clements, Geoffrey  Search this
Subject:
Krebs, Rockne  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Villa, Carlos  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1966
Citation:
Geoffrey Clements. Installation of Invitational, 1966. Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc. records and Paula Cooper Gallery records, 1961-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9875
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Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc. records and Paula Cooper Gallery records, 1961-2006
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9875
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Oral history interview with Rockne Krebs, 1990 Jan. 27-Feb. 3

Interviewee:
Krebs, Rockne, 1938-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Forgey, Benjamin F., 1938-  Search this
Subject:
Caro, Anthony  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Olitski, Jules  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rockne Krebs, 1990 Jan. 27-Feb. 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13035
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213466
AAA_collcode_krebs90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213466

Photograph of Rainbow Green

Artist:
Rockne Krebs, born Kansas City, MO 1938-died Washington, DC 2011  Search this
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm) image: 14 in. × 9 1/4 in. (35.6 × 23.5 cm)
Type:
Photography
Date:
1980
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Museum purchase with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., a Federal Agency, and The Polaroid Corporation)
Object number:
2020.20.161
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7ea52f406-b609-4100-be0c-089062e98a31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2020.20.161

Thomas Downing papers

Creator:
Downing, Thomas, 1928-1985  Search this
Names:
Osuna Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Downing, Thomas, 1928-1985  Search this
Romero, Phillip  Search this
Wordell, Sidney  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1946-1995
Summary:
The papers of painter Thomas Downing measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1946 to 1995. The papers document his career as an artist in Washington, D.C. and Provincetown, Massachusetts through biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material, photographic material and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Thomas Downing measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1946 to 1995. The papers document his career as an artist in Washington, D.C. and Provincetown, Massachusetts through biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material, photographic material and artwork.

Biographical material consists of Downing's college diploma, resume, biographical outlines, birth and death certificates, travel documents, passports and other miscellaneous documents.

Correspondence is between Thomas Downing and his family, friends, and colleagues. Notable correspondents include Phillip Romero, Osuna Galleries and Sidney Wordell.

Writings include notes, notebooks, annotated calendars and essays. There are a few writings by others such as poems by Sidney Wordell and Philip Romero's essay about Thomas Downing.

Personal business records consist of a few legal records, shipping and transportation invoices, and professional certificates.

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, two books and an auction catalog.

Photographic material depict Thomas Downing, friends, family, travel, and artwork.

Artwork consists of sketchbooks and drawings by Thomas Downing, plus some drawings by the artist's son, Aaron Downing.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1949-1995 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1948-circa 1987 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1969-1986 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1950-1986 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1946-1987 (Boxes 1-2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1950-1988 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1950-1984 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Downing (1928-1985) was a painter based in Washington, D.C., and Provincetown, Massachusetts, who was associated with the Washington Color School.

Thomas Downing was born in Suffolk, Virginia, in 1928. He received his undergraduate degree from Randolph Macon College in Virginia in 1948, then attended Pratt Institute in New York from 1948 to 1950. He traveled to Europe for one year in 1950 to 1951 on a grant from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

After serving in the military, Downing moved to Washington, D.C., for a teaching job in 1953. He enrolled in a course at Catholic University and studied art under Kenneth Noland, who was a major influence on his work. Downing later shared a studio with Howard Mehring, with whom he founded the Origo, a cooperative gallery that operated from early 1959 to roughly mid-1960. During the 1960s, Downing also taught at the Corcoran School, numbering among his students Sam Gilliam, Rockne Krebs, and Michael Clark. Although he mostly resided in D.C., the last ten years of his life were spent in Provincetown, Massaschusetts, where he died in 1985.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel 4058) including eleven letters from Thomas Downing to his son Aaron and seven photographs of Thomas Downing and others. Lent material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Material was first lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1988 by Downing's son, Aaron Downing, and then returned to the lender. His widow, Louise Downing, donated additional papers in 1988.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Color-field painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Thomas Downing papers, circa 1946-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.downthom
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Thomas Downing papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw969e51349-750b-4965-8f0d-a30e323b47f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-downthom
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Krebs, Rockne

Collection Creator:
Byron Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1968
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Byron Gallery records, circa 1950s-1991, bulk 1960-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Byron Gallery records
Byron Gallery records / Series 1: Artist/Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c53362d5-5bd8-433b-9cfc-2eec453c0654
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-byrogall-ref210

Krebs, Rockne

Collection Creator:
Byron Gallery  Search this
Extent:
(2 folders)
Container:
Box 13, Folder 25-26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Byron Gallery records, circa 1950s-1991, bulk 1960-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Byron Gallery records
Byron Gallery records / Series 2: Exhibition Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw911f4c72b-b44d-4298-bca5-4d3ac499d448
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-byrogall-ref427

Krebs, Rockne - Pie Flower

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 16-22 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 458, National Museum of American Art. Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0458-refidd1e2058

Krebs, Rockne - No. XXXII

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 16-22 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 458, National Museum of American Art. Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture, Records
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Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0458-refidd1e2043

Krebs, Rockne, 1973-1979

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 3/22/2019 memorandum, Johnstone to Laura Augustin; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-136, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office, Acquisition Records (Declined)
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Acquisition Records (Declined)
Acquisition Records (Declined) / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-136-refidd1e1350

Oral history interview with Rockne Krebs

Interviewee:
Krebs, Rockne, 1938-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Forgey, Benjamin  Search this
Names:
Caro, Anthony, 1924-  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007  Search this
Extent:
164 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 Jan. 27-Feb. 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Rockne Krebs conducted 1990 Jan. 27-Feb.3, by Benjamin Forgey, for the Archives of American Art.
Krebs discusses growing up in Kansas City; his early interest in art; childhood art classes at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; his family and their home; studying sculpture at the University of Kansas; influential teachers; attending Naval Officer's Training School; his U.S. Navy service and art education while in the Navy; working in Washington, D.C. as the Public Affairs Officer for Vice-Admiral Frost in the 1960s; his wife Denise and their daughter Heather; meeting Anthony Caro, Kenneth Noland, and Jules Olitski; his "Chevron" series; his interest in planes, light, space, and "dematerializing" sculpture; the influence of Walter Hopps; working with laser specialists and Hewlett Packard equipment; his outdoor city-scale laser sculpture; and his early principal patrons Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Stern and works created for them. Krebs also describes in detail his laser sculptures for the New Orleans Museum of Art (1971) and St. Petersburg (1975-1976) and comments on economic, political and social aspects of the art world.
Biographical / Historical:
Rockne Krebs (1938-2011) was a sculptor from Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 27 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others. Funding for these interviews provided by the Lannan Foundation.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.krebs90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93185865c-6892-4957-abb1-b84e00926853
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-krebs90
Online Media:

Rockne Krebs, by James N. Wood

Author:
Wood, James N  Search this
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Krebs, Rockne 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
1971]
Call number:
NB237.K72 W6X
N40.1.K916W8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_8075

The Texas Street Bridge Lighting Project, (sculpture)

Title:
Red River Bridge and the Shreveport and Bossier Gateways of Light, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Krebs, Rockne 1938-  Search this
Engineering firm:
Cahn Electric  Search this
Fabricator:
Super Neon  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: neon, fiberoptic light, laser, search lights; Base: steel, concrete, plaster, brick
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Site-specific
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Coadministered by City of Shreveport Department of Public Works Engineering P. O. Box 31109 Shreveport Louisiana 71130
Coadministered by City of Bossier City Department of Traffic Engineering P. O. Box 5337 Bossier City Louisiana 71111
Located Long-Allen Bridge Louisiana Highway 80 Shreveport-Bossier Louisiana
Date:
Dedicated Dec. 31, 1993. 1994
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS LA000493
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_336224

No Land, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Krebs, Rockne 1938-  Search this
Medium:
Plexiglass
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Phillips Collection 1600-1612 21st Street, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20009-1090 Accession Number: 1086
Date:
1966
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08750008
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_298967

The Pedestrian Plaza Lighting Project, (sculpture)

Title:
Texas Street Bridge Lighting Project Phase II, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Krebs, Rockne 1938-  Search this
Engineering firm:
McNeer Electric  Search this
Fabricator:
Super Neon  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: neon, glass; Base: steel, concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Site-specific
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Shreveport Department of Public Works Engineering P. O. Box 31109 Shreveport Louisiana 71130
Located Commerce Street over Clyde Fant Parkway, underneath the Long-Allen Bridge (Louisiana Highway 80) Shreveport Louisiana
Date:
July 8, 1995
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS LA000494
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_336225

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