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Victor Higgins papers, 1910-1975

Creator:
Higgins, Victor, 1884-1949  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- New Mexico  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10528
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214000
AAA_collcode_higgvict
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214000

Victor Higgins papers

Creator:
Higgins, Victor, 1884-1949  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1975
Scope and Contents:
Resumes, a bibliography; legal documents including a lease, a voter registration card and a file on a lawsuit Higgins was involved in; correspondence, 1912-1975, with Robert Macbeth and Inslee Hopper; financial records; clippings and articles about Higgins; exhibition announcements and catalogs; loan agreements for an exhibition of Higgins' work at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1976; photographs, including two pages from an album, mostly of Higgins and family members; and reproductions of Higgins' paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Taos, New Mexico. Born Shelbyville, Indiana.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1984 by the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- New Mexico  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.higgvict
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-higgvict

Emil J. Bisttram papers

Creator:
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976  Search this
Names:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Berninghaus, Oscar E. (Oscar Edmund), 1874-1952  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Higgins, Victor, 1884-1949  Search this
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Phillips, Bert Geer, 1868-1956  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Ufer, Walter, Mrs  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet ((on 6 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1982
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to work done for the Federal Art Project; business and personal letters; printed material; biographical data; correspondence; and photographs.
REEL 79: Correspondence, memoranda, and other material relating to federal art programs in New Mexico and Arizona. Includes correspondence with Public Works of Art Project administrators about a mural in Taos County Court House done by Bisttram, Bert G. Phillips, and Victor Higgins; memoranda; press releases and reports; catalogs of Treasury Department art projects shown at the Corcoran Gallery; and Federal Art Project dismissals and a proposal for a Bureau of Fine Arts.
REEL 581: Business and personal letters to and from Bisttram, including a letter from Lily and Eero Saarinen, and letters from Raymond Jonson; clippings; 91 catalogs; 22 reproductions of Bisttram's work; newspaper and magazine articles describing the artist colony at Taos and Santa Fe.
REEL 2787: Baptismal and naturalization records; correspondence; a photograph of Bisttram; clippings and printed material.
REELS 2892-2894: Biographical material; one or more letters from Ray Jonson, Stanton Macdonald-Wright; Oscar Berninghaus, Mrs. Walter Ufer, and other artists; correspondence with Olin Dows and others involved in the Treasury Relief Art Project, with galleries, museums, art organizations, and students; writings and notes; the draft for a book about Dynamic Symmetry; drafts for a book The Creative Process in the New Age; sketches and drawings; business, financial, and legal records; exhibition catalogs and announcements; certificates and awards; transcripts of interviews of Bisttram; and photographs of Bisttram and his paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Taos, N.M. Was an exponent of Dynamic Symmetry, a painting technique.
Provenance:
Papers microfilmed on reel 581were lent for microfilming 1973, and some was subsequently donated with a gift in 1983 (and refilmed on reels 2892-2894).
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Arizona  Search this
Art and state -- Arizona  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Design  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bistemil
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bistemil

Arroyo Landscape

Artist:
Victor Higgins, born Shelbyville, IN 1884-died Taos, NM 1949  Search this
Medium:
watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1929-1933
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Arvin Gottlieb
Object number:
1993.48.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7abb52ae1-6dee-4571-b061-9167f352eb02
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1993.48.5

Mountain Forms #2

Artist:
Victor Higgins, born Shelbyville, IN 1884-died Taos, NM 1949  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
40 1/2 x 43 in. (102.9 x 109.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1925-1927
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape\river  Search this
Landscape\mountain  Search this
Landscape\bird's eye view  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Arvin Gottlieb
Object number:
1991.205.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, North Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk764e01b26-a652-4031-abe6-01c527a0fdf8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.205.12

Valley Spring

Artist:
Victor Higgins, born Shelbyville, IN 1884-died Taos, NM 1949  Search this
Medium:
oil on masonite
Dimensions:
10 x 16 in. (25.4 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1940-1950
Topic:
Landscape\road  Search this
Landscape\mountain  Search this
Landscape\valley  Search this
Landscape\season\spring  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Arvin Gottlieb
Object number:
1991.205.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7ca8ecf21-1e67-424f-9fb2-477b0c78bafe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.205.13

Girl with Sunburned Nose

Artist:
Victor Higgins, 1884 - 1949  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Girl  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
61 x 50.8cm (24 x 20")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1928
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Home Furnishings\Blanket  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Overcoat  Search this
Unidentified Girl: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Anschutz Collection
Object number:
CO090031
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm446e6a96c-70d3-4e73-b426-c5cd8dce796b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_CO090031

Moustached Man in Black Coat

Artist:
Victor Higgins, 1884 - 1949  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Man  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
(Estimate): 76.2 x 55.9cm (30 x 22")
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cowboy hat  Search this
Unidentified Man: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Ulrich Museum of Art
Object number:
81.25.2 Ulrich
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c22096f0-f16d-42e6-a705-0fce61214e17
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_81.25.2_Ulrich

Taos Valley, (painting)

Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Notre Dame Snite Museum of Art Notre Dame Indiana 46556 Accession Number: 63.53.3
Date:
Ca. 1935
Topic:
Landscape--New Mexico--Taos  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Cloud  Search this
Control number:
IAP 86620003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_234745

Arroyo Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1993.48.5
Date:
Ca. 1929-1933
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08582517
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_355914

Mountain Forms #2, (painting)

Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1924-1927
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A040010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_390301

Cabin in the Aspens, (painting)

Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Notre Dame Snite Museum of Art Notre Dame Indiana 46556
Date:
1922-1923
Topic:
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Cottage  Search this
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Landscape--Tree--Aspen Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A510053
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400309

Rain at the Hondo, (painting)

Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Notre Dame Snite Museum of Art Notre Dame Indiana 46556
Date:
Ca. 1934-1935
Topic:
Landscape--Weather--Rain  Search this
Landscape--Canyon--Hondo Canyon  Search this
Landscape--New Mexico  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A510054
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400310

Mountain Farm, (painting)

Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Notre Dame Snite Museum of Art Notre Dame Indiana 46556
Date:
Ca. 1935-1936
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A510055
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400311

Figure Composition, (painting)

Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Notre Dame Snite Museum of Art Notre Dame Indiana 46556
Date:
Ca. 1935-1937
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
State of Being--Other--Sleep  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A510056
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400312

Mountain Village, (painting)

Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1935-1937
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--Town  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A510057
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400313

Palo Duro Canyon, (painting)

Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art 500 West Washington Street Indianapolis Indiana 46204
Date:
1923
Topic:
Landscape--Canyon--Palo Duro Canyon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A510060
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400317

A Mountain Ceremony, (painting)

Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood Street Dallas Texas 75201
Date:
1922 or 1923
Topic:
Ceremony--Indian  Search this
Ceremony--Dance  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A510063
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400320

Rio Grande Canyon, (painting)

Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Wichita Art Museum 619 Stackman Drive Wichita Kansas 67203
Topic:
Landscape--Valley  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Road  Search this
Architecture exterior  Search this
Landscape--New Mexico  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A510077
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400350

Moses, The Lawgiver, (painting)

Title:
Moises, El Legislador, (painting)
Painter:
Higgins, Victor 1884-1949  Search this
Medium:
Fresco
Type:
Paintings-Mural
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Taos County Courthouse Taos New Mexico
Date:
1934
Topic:
Allegory--Civic--Law  Search this
Religion--Old Testament--Moses  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A510083
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400356

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