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Ira and William Glackens papers

Creator:
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Names:
Delaware Art Museum  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Williams College. Museum of Art.  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951  Search this
Barnes, Laura L., 1875-1966  Search this
Buckley, Charles E.  Search this
Bullard, E. John(Edgar John), 1942-  Search this
Dimock, Ira  Search this
Fitzgerald, Irene Dimock  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Liff, Vivian  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
Morse, Stearns  Search this
Perlman, Bennard B.  Search this
Prendergast, Eugénie  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Schwab, Arnold T.  Search this
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sound recordings
Writings
Date:
circa 1900-1990
Summary:
The Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990, measure 2.3 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of the papers of Ira Glackens relating to the artwork of his father, William Glackens, but also contains scattered correspondence of William and his wife Edith, including letters from Albert Barnes. Ira Glackens' papers include books written by Ira; exhibition catalogs and clippings about William and others; photographs of the Glackens family and friends, of Ira, and of the Glackens residence; and an audio recording of William Glackens' remarks upon accepting an award at the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1936. There are also records of the Sansom Foundation, which was set up by Ira Glackens and his wife Nancy.
Scope and Content Note:
The Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990, measure 2.3 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of the papers of Ira Glackens relating to the artwork of his father, William Glackens, but also contains scattered correspondence of William and his wife Edith, including letters from Albert Barnes. Ira Glackens' papers include books written by Ira; exhibition catalogs and clippings about William and others; photographs of the Glackens family and friends, of Ira, and of the Glackens residence; and an audio recording of William Glackens' remarks upon accepting an award at the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1936. There are also records of the Sansom Foundation, which was set up by Ira Glackens and his wife Nancy.

Biographical information consists of genealogical research on the Glackens family and a copy of Ira Glackens birth certificate.

Correspondence of the artist William Glackens includes letters to his wife, Edith, written while on a trip to Paris in 1912 to purchase paintings for collector Albert C. Barnes. Barnes' letters to William and Edith Glackens are about paintings in the Barnes Collection, the educational plans of his Foundation, and Glackens' work and exhibitions. Letters to Edith Dimock Glackens are from relatives and friends including her father, Ira Dimock, her sister, Irene Dimock FitzGerald, author James L. Ford, and painter Maurice Prendergast. There is also a copy of a letter concerning the estate of Lenna G. Borton, the Glackens' daughter.

Ira Glackens' correspondence largely concerns exhibitions, sales, loans, donations and the authentication of artwork by William Glackens. Correspondents include museums, galleries and artists, in addition to personal correspondence with family and friends. Names of significant correspondents in Ira Glackens' correspondence include Laura (Mrs. Albert C.) Barnes, Charles Buckley, Delaware Art Museum, Kraushaar Gallery, Walt Kuhn, Vivian Liff, George Luks, Stearns Morse, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Bennard Perlman, Eugenie Prendergast, Arnold T. Schwab, Helen (Mrs. John) Sloan, and Williams College Museum of Art.

Noteworthy writings include speeches, a memoir, and a short play by Ira Glackens, and family recollections of Edith Glackens. A 1936 audio recording is of remarks made by William Glackens upon being presented with an award for his entry in the Carnegie Institute's International Exhibition. Writings by others include essays by John Bullard and Everett Shinn about Glackens.

Printed material includes Ira Glackens' books, catalogs of group and solo exhibitions featuring the work of William Glackens, clippings concerning William Glackens, and reviews of Ira Glackens' books.

Records of the Sansom Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1950 by Ira and Nancy Glackens to oversee their art interests, consist of annual reports, a charitable trust registration form, and financial and tax records.

Photographs are of the Glackens family, travel scenes and artwork by William Glackens, The Eight, and other artists.

A card index of William Glackens' paintings, prepared by Ira Glackens, provides details of artwork in William Glackens' estate.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1990 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1902-1989 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1963-1982 (Boxes 1, 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Sansom Foundation, Inc., 1957-1973 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1903-1989 (Boxes 2-3; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1956-1980 (Box 3; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1900-1986 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Card Index of William Glackens' Paintings, circa 1940-1949 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Ira Dimock Glackens (1907-1990), the first child of painter and illustrator William Glackens and Edith Dimock Glackens, was born in New York City. Raised in the art world, he was well acquainted with his father's friends and colleagues. Upon his father's death in 1938, Ira became responsible for managing and administering the art remaining in William Glackens's estate.

Educated at the Choate School, Ira Glackens became a writer. He published two books about his father: William Glackens and the Ashcan Group: The Emergence of Realism in American Art (1957) and William Glackens and the Eight: The Artists who Freed American Art (1984). An opera expert, Ira Glackens was also the author of Yankee Diva: Lillian Nordica and the Golden Days of Opera (1963) and an authority on apples.

William Glackens (1870-1938) was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Robert Henri while working as an illustrator for local newspapers, including the Philadelphia Press. In 1895, he departed for a year in Paris and then moved to New York City where he continued to work as an illustrator for various newspapers and periodicals. Before long, Glackens began to focus on scenes of city life and street crowds and, in 1908, he participated in the groundbreaking exhibition of The Eight at the Macbeth Gallery in New York City.

Between 1925 and 1932 William Glackens lived and worked in France and his painting was strongly influenced by Renoir. He spent the remainder of his life in New York City, exhibiting widely from 1894 on. Glackens was named an Associate of the National Academy of Design and was the recipient of several awards including those of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition (gold), the 1904 St. Louis Exposition, the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition, the 1933 Society of Independent Artists Exhibition, and the 1936 Carnegie International Exhibition.
Related Materials:
The Archives also holds several collections related to Ira and William Glackens, including the Ira Glackens letters to Jane Wasey; the Illustrations by William Glackens and letter from Ira Glackens; the Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast; and the Thomas Hart Benton and Ira Glackens letters. Substantial correspondence between William Glackens and the Kraushaar Gallery can also be found in the Kraushaar Galleries records.
Separated Material:
Published books not authored by Glackens family members or related to Glackens' family members were transferred to the Smithsonian's American Art Museum Library in 2007. A few pieces of artwork were given to Williams College, also in 2007.
Provenance:
The Ira and William Glackens papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Ira Glackens in 1987, and by his estate in 1991. In 2007 a small cache of papers found in the Glackens home was donated by Susan Corn Conway, who had purchased the Glackens' house.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ira and William Glackens 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.
Topic:
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Authors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists) -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Writings
Citation:
Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.glacwill
See more items in:
Ira and William Glackens papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-glacwill
Online Media:

Untitled, (painting)

Painter:
Shinn, Everett 1876-1953  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, pencil, and carbon pencil on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 6th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1976.92.1
Date:
1927
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Performing Arts--Theater--Performer  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Guitar  Search this
Dress--Costume  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking  Search this
Architecture interior  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08585852
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_476302

Everett Shinn

Artist:
Mel A. Phillips, 20th Century  Search this
Sitter:
Everett Shinn, 7 Nov 1876 - 1 May 1953  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76.8cm x 63.4cm (30 1/4" x 24 15/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1952
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Button  Search this
Everett Shinn: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Everett Shinn: Male  Search this
Everett Shinn: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Everett Shinn: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Everett Shinn: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
Everett Shinn: Visual Arts\Art Director  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Academy of Design
Website: www.nationalacademy.org/
Object number:
1007-P-632
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/sm46e245111-d2a6-48c1-8c84-b962f52adc89
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1007-P-632

Macbeth Gallery Order Book

Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Beach, Chester  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Lawson, Ernest  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt  Search this
Eight Show of 1908  Search this
Type:
Financial Records
Date:
1904-1909
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art market  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6212
See more items in:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1947-1948, bulk 1892-1953
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6212

Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958

Creator:
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Subject:
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
Type:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Notes
Illustrated letters
Poems
Topic:
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
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9402
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211599
AAA_collcode_shinever
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211599
Online Media:

Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990

Creator:
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Glackens, William J. (William James), 1870-1938  Search this
Subject:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Perlman, Bennard B.  Search this
Prendergast, Eugénie  Search this
Schwab, Arnold T.  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Barnes, Laura L.  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs)  Search this
Bullard, E. John(Edgar John)  Search this
Buckley, Charles E.  Search this
Dimock, Ira  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Fitzgerald, Irene Dimock  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Liff, Vivian  Search this
Morse, Stearns  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Williams College. Museum of Art.  Search this
Delaware Art Museum  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Writings
Topic:
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Authors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists) -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7175
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209312
AAA_collcode_glacwill
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209312
Online Media:

Catalog for exhibit Half a Century of Everett Shinn's Oils and Pastels

Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Subject:
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1952 Nov.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14210
See more items in:
James Graham & Sons records, 1821
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14210
Online Media:

Everett Shinn exhibition sign

Subject:
Shinn, Everett  Search this
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
not after 1952
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9640
See more items in:
James Graham & Sons records, 1821
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9640

Victor D. Spark papers, circa 1830-1983, bulk 1930-1970

Creator:
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Subject:
Clonney, James Goodwyn  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Engelhard, Charles W., Jr.  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor)  Search this
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Berliner, Jacob  Search this
Medina, Leon  Search this
Heade, Martin Johnson  Search this
Grigaut, Hubert L.  Search this
Lehman, Robert  Search this
Hardy, Charlotte  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Moran, Ruth B.  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
San Diego Arts Society  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7451
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209609
AAA_collcode_sparvict
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209609
Online Media:

Marie Sterner and Marie Sterner Gallery papers, 1913-1951

Creator:
Sterner, Marie, 1880-1953  Search this
Subject:
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Nadelman, Elie  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Sterne, Hedda  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Pène Du Bois, Guy  Search this
Marie Sterner Galleries  Search this
Topic:
Women art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9479
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211677
AAA_collcode_stermari
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211677

Dorothy Seiberling papers, 1885-1955

Creator:
Seiberling, Dorothy, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Harnett, William Michael  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Sommer, William  Search this
McBride, Henry  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Topic:
Life (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Journalism -- Editing -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8693
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210873
AAA_collcode_seibdoro
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210873

Charles Dana Gibson papers, 1902-1965

Creator:
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
Subject:
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Bigelow, Poultney  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Naegle, Charles L.  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Young, Anthony Henry  Search this
Berry-Hill Galleries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8972
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211159
AAA_collcode_gibschar
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211159

Chapellier Galleries collection of artists' papers, 1816-1972

Creator:
Chapellier Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Blum, Robert Frederick  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7379
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209535
AAA_collcode_chapgall
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209535

Marie Sterner and Marie Sterner Gallery papers

Creator:
Sterner, Marie, 1880-1953  Search this
Names:
Marie Sterner Galleries  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946  Search this
Pène Du Bois, Guy , 1884-1958  Search this
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Sterne, Hedda, 1910-2011  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1913-1951
Scope and Contents:
Exhibition catalogs and announcements; scrapbooks; and correspondence.
REEL D294: Scrapbooks containing clippings relating to Sterner's activities and work in her art gallery.
REEL 1265: Letters to Sterner from artists and associates, including George Bellows, George Biddle, Charles Burchfield, Stirling Calder, Arthur B. Davies, Elie Nadelman, William Glackens, Marcel Duchamp, Guy Pène du Bois, Everett Shinn, Abbott Thayer, Hedda Sterne, John Sloan, William Zorach, and others.
UNMICROFILMED: Exhibition catalogs and announcements of the Marie Sterner Galleries.
Biographical / Historical:
Art dealer; New York, N.Y. Was instrumental in advancing the cause of American Artists in the early 20th century. Opened her first gallery in 1923. Her gallery was eventually bought by Leonard Clayton.
Provenance:
Material on reel D294 donated 1967 by Mr. and Mrs Harold Sterner. Material on reel 1265 lent for microfilming 1977 by Steven Straw Co., Inc. of Boston; subsequently sold to Christopher Huntington, who donated them to the Portland Museum of Art. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1982 by Stanley Pasternak.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Gallery owners  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Identifier:
AAA.stermari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stermari

Everett Shinn collection

Creator:
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Names:
Washington Park Studio  Search this
Bigelow, Poultney, b. 1855  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
De Wolfe, Elsie, 1865-1950  Search this
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945  Search this
Eddy, H. B.  Search this
Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Haggin, Ben Ali, 1882-1951  Search this
Hegan, Colonel  Search this
Henfold, Oliver  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Lawson, Ernest, 1873-1939  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950  Search this
Nolan, Philip  Search this
Rains, Claude, 1889-1967  Search this
Sale, Chic  Search this
Scovel, Florence  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Warrick, Ruth  Search this
Wollcott, Alexander  Search this
Young, Mahonri Mackintosh, 1877-1957  Search this
Photographer:
Grove, William  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Notes
Illustrated letters
Poems
Date:
1877-1958
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents note:
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.

Biographical material includes miscellaneous biographical accounts and a membership certificate from the American Watercolor Society.

Correspondence consists of letters from Shinn's friends and colleagues, primarily from author Poultney Bigelow. There are also letters from decorator Elsie De Wolfe, dramatist Clyde Fitch, and artists Charles Dana Gibson, William Glackens, and George Luks, whose letters are illustrated. There are scattered letters from A. Stirling Calder, Theodore Dreiser, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Julia Marlowe, Claude Rains, Ruth Warrick, Alexander Woollcott, and Mahonri Young.

Personal business records consist of two account books recording art work used in publications and loaned for exhibitions, and miscellaneous invoices.

Artwork consists of two sketchbooks of designs for the Stuyvesant Theatre murals and miscellaneous drawings by Shinn. Artwork by others, including H. B. Eddy, James Ben Ali Haggin, Colonel Hegan, Oliver Henfold, George Luks, and Philip Nolan, consist primarily of caricatures.

Notes and writings include a handwritten draft of Shinn's play Hazel Weston or More Sinned Against Than Usual, notes for a book on art, poems, and typescripts by Shinn including "Plush and Cut Glass," a book about George Luks.

Eight scrapbooks primarily contain clippings. Scrapbook 2 contains clippings, exhibition catalogs, a note from Stuart Benson, an illustrated postcard from Ed, and scattered photographs.

Additional printed material is primarily comprised of clippings, but there are also exhibition announcements and catalogs for Shinn, reproductions of art work, booklets, and miscellaneous printed material. Rare programs for plays written by Shinn list cast members, including Wilfred Buckland, Edith Glackens, William J. Glackens, James Ben Ali Haggin, Robert Henri, J. E. Laub, Thomas Newell Metcalf, James M. Preston, Florence Scovel Shinn, and John Sloan.

Numerous photographs are found within the collection and depict Shinn as a boy, in various Philadelphia newspaper offices, in costume for stage performances, at the easel, and with colleagues, including Robert Henri and John Sloan. Photographs of colleagues also include author Poultney Bigelow, decorator Elsie De Wolfe, portrait painter James Ben Ali Haggin, actress Julia Marlowe, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts classmates William Glackens and Florence Scovel. There are also photographs of Shinn's residences, exhibition installations, set designs and stagings of plays, murals, and other art work.
Arrangement note:
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)
Biographical/Historical 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.

Everett Shinn was born on November 6, 1876 in Woodstown, New Jersey, the son of Isaiah and Josephine Ransley Shinn. He attended Quaker schools until 1890 when he went to the Spring Garden Institute in Philadelphia, studying engineering and industrial design until 1893.

Shinn enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1893 and 1897. During this time he was hired as an artist-reporter for the Philadelphia Press, the Inquirer, and the Ledger. He also forged his friendships with painters George Luks, John Sloan, William J. Glackens, and Robert Henri, all future members of "The Eight."

Shinn moved to New York City in 1897 and quickly found employment as an illustrator for the newspaper The World. In 1898, he married Florence Scovel, the first of his four wives. In 1900, he traveled to England and France, and was later employed by Harper's Weekly. Shinn befriended decorator Elsie De Wolf and architect Stanford White, and designed and executed murals for the homes of their clients. Shinn created eighteen mural panels for David Belasco's Stuyvesant Theatre that opened in 1907, and murals for the Council Room of the Trenton, New Jersey City Hall in 1911. His most notable murals were created for the Oak Room of New York's Plaza Hotel in the 1940s.

In 1908, Shinn participated in the seminal group exhibition of "The Eight" at Macbeth Gallery. In 1911, he was included in the Exhibition of Independent Artists, and was invited to send works to the International Exhibition of Modern Art, better known as the Armory Show, in 1913, but for an unknown reason, declined. Shinn exhibited regularly and his works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

Throughout his career Shinn was fascinated by the theater and the act of performance, which he made the subject of many of his works. He also wrote, directed, and performed in his own plays. Between 1917 and 1920, Shinn worked as an art director for Sam Goldwin at Goldwyn Pictures. He also worked for Inspiration Pictures from 1920 to 1923, and for William Randolph Hearst at Cosmopolitan Pictures in 1923. He divorced Florence Scovel in 1912, and married Corinne Baldwin in 1913, with whom he had two children, Janet and Davidson. He divorced again in 1921, married Gertrude Chase in 1924, and divorced again in 1932. In 1933, Shinn married his fourth wife, Paula Downing; they divorced in 1942.

From 1935 to 1939, he covered a murder trial for the Boston Traveler, exhibited his work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and won a prize for watercolor at an exhibition at the Chicago Art Institute. In the 1940s Shinn participated in exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and at the American-British Art Center. In 1949, Shinn was made an Academician of the National Academy of Design, and in 1951, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Everett Shinn died on May 1, 1953 in New York City.
Related Archival Materials note:
Additional Everett Shinn papers are available at the Helen Farr Sloan Library, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Everett Shinn collection is 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.
Topic:
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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Notes
Illustrated letters
Poems
Citation:
Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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Online Media:

Photographs of Everett Shinn with Friends in Philadelphia Newspaper Office

Collection Creator:
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1893
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Everett Shinn collection is 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.
Collection Citation:
Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Everett Shinn collection / Series 8: Photographs
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Photographs of Everett Shinn

Collection Creator:
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-1950
Scope and Contents note:
Oversized material housed in OV 7
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Everett Shinn collection is 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.
Collection Citation:
Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Photographs of Unidentified Buildings

Collection Creator:
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 57
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-1930
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Everett Shinn collection is 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.
Collection Citation:
Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Everett Shinn collection
Everett Shinn collection / Series 8: Photographs
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Scrapbook 2, loose items

Collection Creator:
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 86
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1898-1952
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Everett Shinn collection is 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.
Collection Citation:
Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Everett Shinn collection
Everett Shinn collection / Series 6: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Scrapbook 6 (Disbound)

Collection Creator:
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 94
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1919-1930
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Everett Shinn collection is 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.
Collection Citation:
Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Everett Shinn collection
Everett Shinn collection / Series 6: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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