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Memoirs of Louis Bouché by Peter Blume, Alexander Brook, Robert Coates, and Cyril Wright

Collection Creator:
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1969-1975
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Louis Bouché papers, 1880-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Louis Bouché papers
Louis Bouché papers / Series 3: Writings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95faf2073-b2ac-4010-bd90-a831af79d92a
EDAN-URL:
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Alexander Brook

Collection Creator:
American Artists Group  Search this
Container:
Reel NAG01.american, Frame 548-551
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000091203]
Date:
1948 February 5-1949 January 24
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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American Artists Group records
American Artists Group records / Series 1: Correspondence and Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92778f010-30fd-4365-a976-73896a43d550
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-amerartg-ref86

Oversized Sketch by Alexander Brook scanned with Box 5, Folder 16

Collection Creator:
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Louis Bouché papers, 1880-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Louis Bouché papers
Louis Bouché papers / Series 8: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91c74d9cc-ed9b-458e-abb1-3f7f22dff70c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-boucloui-ref228

Writings

Collection Creator:
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet (Boxes 2-3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1995
Scope and Contents:
Writings include the final draft of Bouché's autobiography, along with the original first draft and various drafts compiled and edited by Jane Bouché for possible publication. The autobiography covers Bouché's family and early life, education in France and the Art Students League, friendship with Alexander Brook, military service, the Penguin and Whitney Clubs, his courtship of Marian, their honeymoon and travels, his early art career at Washington Square South, his work for Wanamaker's, his work as a muralist, vignettes on Woodstock, artist friends, art projects, his Guggenheim fellowship, and thoughts on art and teaching.

There are also 8 journals kept by Marian Bouché detailing her and her husband's travels in the United States and abroad from 1933 to 1963. The journal covering trips to Europe, North Stamford, and Haiti includes a handwritten draft of poems Marian and Peggy Bacon wrote for each other in response to the birth of Marian's child. Other writings include reminiscenes of Louis Bouché written by Peter Blume, Alexander Brook, Robert Coates, and Cyril Wright; and a poem to Louis Bouché by Peggy Bacon.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged by author and material type. Drafts of Bouché's autobiography are ordered by chapter and include edits by Jane Bouché Strong.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Louis Bouché papers, 1880-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.boucloui, Series 3
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Louis Bouché papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97ddef5fb-009e-41de-8280-97a516330ca5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-boucloui-ref3

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 3 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1921-1930
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs include three portraits of Katherine Schmidt and two photographs taken by Yasuo Kuniyoshi at a party that depict Betty Spencer, Alexander Brook, Isabella Howland, Peggy Bacon, Niles Spencer, Dorothy Varian, and Katherine Schmidt. Also found are three photographs of drawings by Schmidt.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Katherine Schmidt papers, circa 1922-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schmkath, Series 4
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Katherine Schmidt papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ee32793e-ae05-48a2-b401-ae828b2fb970
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schmkath-ref35

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
(Box 3-5, OV 6; 1.1 linear foot)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1905-1974
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs date primarily from the 1930s to 1974. Included are numerous portraits of Soyer, photographs of him painting and drawing in his studio and of him with models and sitters having their portraits painted. Family photographs are of Soyer with his wife Ida and son David and of him and his wife with friends and family. There are photographs of a party in honor of Soyer at the home of artist Chaim Gross.

There are a few photographs of Soyer with his students and several photographs of Soyer with other artists, including Peter Blume, Alexander Brook, David Burliuk, Frederico Castellon, Nicolai Cikovsky, George Constant, Alex Dobkin, Philip Evergood, Joseph Floch, Arthur Getz, Red Grooms, Chaim Gross, Jack Levine, Arnold Newman, John James Penney, Louis Ribak, Harry Shoulberg, Joseph Stella, Raphael Soyer, Sol Wilson, and Nat Werner. Many photographs in this collection were taken by Arnold Newman.

Photographs of exhibitions and gallery receptions are at the ACA gallery and other unidentified places. Also found are a few photographs of Soyer's artwork and artwork by others.
Arrangement note:
Items are arranged chronologically within each folder. The bulk of this series has been scanned, except for photographs of artwork and of David Soyer's family.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the 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:
Moses Soyer papers, circa 1905-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.soyemose, Series 5
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Moses Soyer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d5fe52f5-b181-42f1-a551-afb7cbf37912
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-soyemose-ref83

Artwork

Collection Creator:
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Extent:
10 Folders (Boxes 5, 10)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1870-1965
Scope and Contents:
Artwork consists of sketches and drawings by Louis; a childhood collection of drawings by Jane; watercolors, etchings and monographs by Henri; and a pencil sketchbook of landscape scenes by Ernest Bouché. Additional sketches by Peggy Bacon, Alexander Brook, Jo Davidson, and Reginald Marsh are also included.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged by artist.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Louis Bouché papers, 1880-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.boucloui, Series 8
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Louis Bouché papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96d61c471-4f8a-450f-b380-5ffcd6670789
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-boucloui-ref8

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Wortman, Denys, 1887-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1887-1956
Scope and Contents:
Photographs are of Wortman, his family, and colleagues, including Harry Beckhoff, Alexander Brook, Clarence Brown, Glenn O. Coleman, Fred Cooper, Thomas Craven, Rudy Dirks, Steven Dohanos, Max and Eliena Eastman, Duncan Ferguson, Stefan Hirsch, Will B. Johnstone, Frank Kidder, Richard Lahey, Robert Laurent, Joseph Lilly, Esther Merrill, Wallace Morgan, Willard Mullin, Garrett and Florence Price, Otto Soglow, Marguerite Zorach, and Thomas Hart Benton, sports cartoonist Feg Murray (3) with film celebrities Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, and Jean Harlow, works of art, stage productions by members of the Society of American Illustrators and a gathering at the Grand Central Galleries of modern artists including Peggy Bacon, Dorothy Varian, Max Weber, and William Zorach.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Rights:
Unfilmed: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Denys Wortman, Jr.
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:
Denys Wortman papers, 1887-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wortdeny, Series 8
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Denys Wortman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b46e4ef4-0a3e-4f28-8ce0-46a5b39c5b56
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wortdeny-ref8

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-2007
Scope and Contents note:
The Yasuo Kuniyoshi correspondence coverss various topics including exhibits and his status as a Japanese American during World War II. Additionally there are letters sent to Kuniyoshi by Sheldon School students about his career as an artist and his letters in reply, and letters of recommendation he compiled to vouch for his character and work as an artist, in case he needed them during his 1941 travels around the United States.

The bulk of this series consists of correspondence to Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi after Yasuo's death including letters of condolence and letters requesting the inclusion of his work in exhibits and publications. Of note is her correspondence with Karl Fortess, Alexander Brook, Ritsuko Ozawa, Tom Wolf, and the Yasuo Kuniyoshi Museum in Japan. Researchers should note that additional correspondence may be found in Series 5: Professional and Gallery Records.
Arrangement:
This series is divided into two groups: Yasuo Kuniyoshi correspondence and Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi correspondence. Correspondence with Yasuo Kuniyoshi comes first, starting with letters from the artist to his second wife Sara, letters of recommendation for Kuniyoshi to travel during World War II, and letters between Kuniyoshi and some school children. The rest of the Yasuo Kuniyoshi correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The correspondence with Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi follows the Yasuo Kuniyoshi correspondence, and is also arranged alphabetically.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kuniyasu, Series 2
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9664e4c0a-2bd6-4ed3-a1af-e71ef0254360
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kuniyasu-ref17

Marilyn Zeitlin research material

Creator:
Zeitlin, Marilyn  Search this
Names:
Ahearn, John, 1951-  Search this
Alexander, Brooke  Search this
Alexander, Carolyn  Search this
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944-  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889-  Search this
Garcia, Raymond  Search this
Hall, Michael D., 1941-  Search this
Torres, Rigoberto  Search this
Interviewer:
Gregson, Chris  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1985-1991
Summary:
The Marylin Zeitlin research material on artists dates from 1985 to 1991 and measures 0.2 linear feet. The material consists of interviews conducted by Marilyn Zeitlin of John Ahearn, his assistant Rigoberto Torres, his model Raymond Garcia, and his dealers Brooke and Carolyn Alexander; an interview of Miles Carpenter conducted by Chris Gregson; related printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The research material of Marylin Zeitlin date from 1985 to 1991 and measure 0.2 linear feet. The material consists of interviews conducted by Marilyn Zeitlin of John Ahearn, his assistant Rigoberto Torres, his model Raymond Garcia, and his dealers Brooke and Carolyn Alexander; an interview of Miles Carpenter conducted by Chris Gregson; related printed material.

Sound recordings related to Ahearn reflect research done by Zeitlin in preparation for a catalog essay on Ahearn and Torres for an exhibition of their work at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston entitled "South Bronx Hall of Fame". Interviews focus on Ahearn and his interaction with the residents of the South Bronx, who are his models and principal audience. A catalog of the exhibition is included.

Carpenter discusses his early carvings, his dealer Jeffrey T. Camp and selling his carvings locally; the development of his work and his use of tree limbs, roots, fur, enamel paint and other materials; life size constructions and subjects such as monkeys, kangaroos, devils, and snakes; and his exhibitions and performances. Also included is a brochure from his exhibition, "The Wood Carver from Waverly" at the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia which includes an essay by Zeitlin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: Marylin Zeitlin Research Materials, 1985-1991 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Marilyn Zeitlin is an arts administrator, curator, gallery director. Zeitlin has been the director of the Washington Project for the Arts, director of the Anderson Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, and curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Marilyn Zeitlin.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Art museum curators  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Topic:
Group work in art  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Wood-carving -- Virginia  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Marylin Zeitlin research materials, 1985-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
AAA.zeitmari
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a9373776-a5db-4870-8c16-15b874d59f99
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zeitmari

Alexander Brook

Subject:
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1930
Citation:
Alexander Brook, ca. 1930. Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2000
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Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2000
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Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982

Creator:
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Brett, Catherine  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Spencer, Niles  Search this
Knee, Gina  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Watercolors
Sketches
Transcriptions
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Etchings
Illustrations
Citation:
Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Post-impressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6833
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208960
AAA_collcode_brooalex
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208960
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Wilbur D. Peat correspondence, 1929-1936

Creator:
John Herron Art Institute  Search this
Subject:
Peat, Wilbur David  Search this
Albinson, Dewey  Search this
Baylinson, A. S.  Search this
Bell, Wenona Day  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard  Search this
Bohm, C. Curry  Search this
Borie, Adolphe  Search this
Borst, George H.  Search this
Brackman, Robert  Search this
Brecher, Samuel  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Carian, Varaldo J.  Search this
Carpenter, E. F., Mrs  Search this
Carroll, John  Search this
Cikovsky, Nicolai  Search this
Cirino, Antonio  Search this
Clear, Charles Val  Search this
Cohen, Max B.  Search this
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Davey, Randall  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Dougherty, Paul  Search this
Eakins, Susan Macdowell  Search this
Eddy, Henry S. (Henry Stephens)  Search this
Evans, Virginia Bargar  Search this
Fabrick, Anton Piers  Search this
Farnsworth, Jerry  Search this
Fiene, Ernest  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Kelly (John Kelly)  Search this
Folinsbee, John Fulton  Search this
Gailor, Charlotte  Search this
Garber, Daniel  Search this
Gilder, Robert F. (Robert Fletcher)  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Grabach, John R.  Search this
Greener, Charles T. (Charles Theodore)  Search this
Gruppe, Charles Paul  Search this
Higgins, Eugene  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Hunger, Bernard A.  Search this
Keller, Henry G.  Search this
King, Fanny Mahon  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Kuehne, Max  Search this
La Chance, Georges  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Mattson, Henry E. (Henry Elis)  Search this
McFee, Henry Lee  Search this
Hofmeier, Miriam McKinnie  Search this
Millet, Clarence  Search this
Moffett, Ross  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Mulhaupt, Frederick J.  Search this
Myers, Jerome  Search this
Nayland, Watson  Search this
Newcombe, Warren  Search this
Peirce, Waldo  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing  Search this
Philipp, Robert  Search this
Phillips, Marjorie  Search this
Plaschke, Paul Albert  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Reed, Doel  Search this
Rosen, Charles  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Rush, Olive  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Savage, Eugene F.  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest)  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan  Search this
Sewall, Edward  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Sheets, Nan  Search this
Simkhovitch, Simka  Search this
Singer, Clyde  Search this
Smith, Judson  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward  Search this
Speight, Francis  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Tromka, Abram  Search this
Verner, Elizabeth O'Neill  Search this
Warren, Ferdinand E.  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Wilcox, Lois  Search this
Wiltz, Arnold  Search this
Wood, Grant  Search this
Wrenn, Harold Holmes  Search this
Citation:
Wilbur D. Peat correspondence, 1929-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8509
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210686
AAA_collcode_johnherr
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210686

Artists and printmaking : the making of a print : lecture, by Edmund Brooke Alexander, 1984 February 29 /

Creator:
Alexander, Brooke  Search this
Subject:
Francis, Sam  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Artists and printmaking : the making of a print : lecture, by Edmund Brooke Alexander, 1984 February 29 /. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Prints -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9901
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212404
AAA_collcode_alexbroo
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Art Market
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212404

Alexander Brook papers

Creator:
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Names:
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Brett, Catherine  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957  Search this
Knee, Gina, 1898-1982  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Spencer, Niles, 1893-1952  Search this
Extent:
4.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Watercolors
Sketches
Transcriptions
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Etchings
Illustrations
Date:
1900-1982
Summary:
The papers of painter Alexander Brook measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1900-1982. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; artwork; and photographs of Brook, his family and friends, and his work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Alexander Brook measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1900-1982. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; artwork; and photographs of Brook, his family and friends, and his work.

Biographical materials include an address book, award certificates, curriculum vitae, marriage and divorce documents, passports, biographical information on Brook's wife, Gina Knee Brook, and 4 interview transcripts.

Correspondence is primarily with Brook's family, friends, fellow artists, and business associates discussing personal relationships, teaching opportunities, art sales, and exhibitions. Included in this series are letters to Brook's second wife, Gina Knee Brook. Additional correspondents include Brook's children, Belinda and Sandy (Alexander) Brook, Peggy Bacon, artists Niles Spencer and George Biddle, and writer Haniel Long.

Writings by Brook consist of reminiscences, 6 essays, a lecture, a memorium to Catherine Brett, 6 short stories, 2 notebooks, and miscellaneous notes. Writings by others consist of a notebook by Mrs. Beeton containing humorous recipes, an essay, 2 memoirs, poetry, and a short story from unknown authors.

Personal business records include sales invoices, tax returns noting income from sales of artwork, and receipts for various art supplies.

Printed material includes brochures, chapbooks, clippings, city guides, exhibition announcements and catalogs, periodicals, and miscellaneous printed material.

There are two scrapbooks, a clippings scrapbook titled Unstruggling Artist, and an untitled scrapbook containing clippings and interspersed with correspondence, catalogs, and photographs.

Artwork consists of ink, pencil, and pen sketches; etchings and 2 etching plates; mixed media illustrations; and watercolors by unknown artists. There are also 9 sketchbooks, most likely by Alexander Brook, and a drawing by Miguel Covarrubius.

Photographs are of people, exhibition installations, and works of art. These include childhood photos of Alexander Brook and Gina Knee Brook, photos of the Brooks together in Savannah, Georgia and Sag Harbor, Long Island, as well as photos of Alexander Brook with friends, an artist model, at home, and in various studios. There are also photos of Peggy Bacon, Louis Bouché, Niles Spencer, and Jackson Pollock. Exhibition installations include a show at the Carnegie Institution and unidentified one man shows.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1907-1979 (14 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1930-1975 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1921-1975 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1931-1982 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1918-1982 (1.4 linear feet; Box 2-3)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1935-1975 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3, 5)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1935-1975 (0.4 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-1980 (0.6 linear feet; Box 4)
Biographical / Historical:
Alexander Brook (1898-1980) was a painter and art instructor who lived and worked in Woodstock, Sag Harbor, and New York City, New York, and Savannah, Georgia.

Brook was born in Brooklyn, New York to Russian immigrants Eudoxia Gelescu and Onufri Brook. After contracting polio at the age of twelve, he remained bed-ridden for a year and his formal schooling was suspended. At this time, he began to show an interest in art and began receiving his first lessons in painting. In 1914, he enrolled in the Art Students League where he won scholarships and cultivated friendships with other art students, including Louis Bouché, Niles Spencer, and Peggy Bacon, whom he married in 1920.

Brook and Bacon's two children, Belinda and Alexander Bacon Brook, were born in 1920 and 1922, and the couple divided their time between a summer house in Woodstock and a series of apartments in New York City. Their circle of artist friends included the Bouchés, Niles Spencer, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Andrew Dasburg, and many of the other artists who lived and worked in Woodstock. Brook and Bacon continued to produce art, with Brook focusing on his painting, and Bacon publishing her illustrations and prints in nationally syndicated magazines.

In the 1920s, Brook also wrote articles for The Arts and caught the attention of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. She invited him to promote and organize exhibits for her Whitney Studio Club, and from 1923 to 1927, he worked as assistant director of the Club, which was later to become the Whitney Museum of Art. By the late 1920s, Brook's realist paintings of landscapes, still lifes, and posed figures of women were gaining wide recognition and he was given his first retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1929, at the age of thirty-one. In the early 1930s, within the span of three years, Brook exhibited one man shows at the ACA, Valentine, Charles Daniel, and Downtown Galleries in New York City, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1931.

In 1938, Brook moved to Savannah, Georgia and began visiting and painting realist scenes based on visits to the city's oldest black neighborhoods. When Brook's marriage with Bacon ended in 1940, he continued to live in Savannah with his second wife, Libby Berger. After his second marriage ended, he returned to New York in 1942 to teach at the Art Students League and, during World War II, served as a correspondent and artist for the Army based out of Panama.

In 1944, Brook returned to Savannah with his third wife, the artist Gina Knee Brook. Through the mid-1940s, Brook continued to exhibit his works, primarily through the Rehn Gallery, contributed articles and essays to art journals, and was commissioned to paint two covers for the Saturday Evening Post. In 1948, the Brooks purchased and moved to their last home in Sag Harbor, Long Island. Believing realist work was no longer well received in critical and contemporary art circles, Brook slowly retreated from the art world, exhibiting his last solo show at Knoedler Galleries in 1952, and retiring from painting in 1966. Brook died on February 26, 1980.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history interview with Alexander Brook conducted by Paul Cummings, July 7-8, 1977. There is also substantial correspondence from Alexander Brook in the Peggy Bacon papers.
Separated Materials:
The photocopied typescript, "Myself and Others," was microfilmed upon receipt and is available on reel 3928.
Provenance:
The bulk of the papers were donated in several accretions by his Brook's wife, Gina Knee Brook, from 1981 to 1982. In 1982, she loaned a scrapbook for microfilming, which was later donated to the archives by Brook's son, Sandy Brook, in 1994. In 1985 and 1986, the Whitney Museum and Eloise Spaeth each donated a copy of Brook's typescript "Myself and Others."
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Topic:
Post-impressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Watercolors
Sketches
Transcriptions
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Etchings
Illustrations
Citation:
Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brooalex
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Alexander Brook papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96b9d4967-9f77-4b68-846b-ca98f7416c59
EDAN-URL:
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Invoices, Tax Returns, and Receipts

Collection Creator:
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930-1975
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alexander Brook papers
Alexander Brook papers / Series 4: Personal Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f337269c-8f13-4d09-b44b-486a41625770
EDAN-URL:
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Invoices, Tax Returns, and Receipts

Collection Creator:
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 11-15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1952
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alexander Brook papers
Alexander Brook papers / Series 4: Personal Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95e82ad39-1c37-4142-a7bf-7c265752818a
EDAN-URL:
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Invoices, Tax Returns, and Receipts

Collection Creator:
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1974
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alexander Brook papers
Alexander Brook papers / Series 4: Personal Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw955949bfa-c21d-4f9f-b456-e3803b0e6c7f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-brooalex-ref102

Price Lists

Collection Creator:
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alexander Brook papers
Alexander Brook papers / Series 4: Personal Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99b13eacf-775e-45e8-8c85-7a34472a0612
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-brooalex-ref103

Book, Gallery of Living Art

Collection Creator:
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alexander Brook papers
Alexander Brook papers / Series 5: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9212410fb-885f-4988-a295-6ebcf10ca270
EDAN-URL:
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