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Research material on John F. Francis

Creator:
Etchison, W. Richard  Search this
Names:
Francis, John F., 1808-1886  Search this
Extent:
46 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1991
Scope and Contents:
Research material on portraits by John F. Francis (1808-1886) including photographs with notes, printed material, and letters to Etchison describing the photographs. The items were originally in a scrapbook.
Biographical / Historical:
Etchison: Art historian; Frederick, Md. John F. Francis: born in Philadelphia, was a painter and silhouettist, who worked in many Pennsylvania towns.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Josephine Etchison, the aunt of W. Richard Etchison.
Original collation: scrapbook.
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:
Art historians -- Maryland -- Frederick  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.etchw
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-etchw

Dorothy Sturm papers

Creator:
Sturm, Dorothy, 1910-  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1913-1988
Scope and Contents:
Writings; letters received; photographs; a scrapbook; address books; audio cassettes; and printed material relate to Sturm's career as an artist, medical illustrator, and writer. Her longtime teaching career at the Memphis Academy of Arts is only briefly documented through teaching notes.
Letters received, 1955-1983, are primarily from the Betty Parsons Gallery regarding exhibitions and works sold. Writings by Sturm include several manuscripts of short stories, poems, a novel, "Tall Windows" written under ther pseudonym Wyn Evans, and 1 small binder of teaching notes. Writings by others include edited and final typescript by Marcus Orr, "The Art of Dorothy Sturm," and a book of poems by Sturm's mother. Files on Sturm's work as a medical illustrator contain photographs of Sturm's drawings, publications containing her work, and a few sketches.
Photographs are of Sturm and her work; a scrapbook contains photos and slides of work. Printed material, 1944-1988, consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings and publications containing Sturm's work. Also included are address books; an engagement diary, 1913, probably belonging to Sturm's mother; and 4 cassettes of interviews of Sturm discussing her work and reading her story, "My Grandfather's House."
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, enamelist, medical illustrator; Memphis, Tennessee. Died 1988. Taught at the Memphis Academy of Arts, 1938-late 1970s.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by the Dorothy Sturm estate via Marvin Ratner, executor. Drawings received with the papers were transferred to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art at the donor's request.
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.
Occupation:
Authors -- Tennesseee -- Memphis  Search this
Enamelers -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Medical illustrators -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Medical illustration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sturdoro
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sturdoro

Esther Bear Gallery records

Creator:
Esther Bear Gallery (Santa Barbara, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
Cornell, Thomas, 1937-  Search this
Frasconi, Antonio  Search this
Johnston, Ynez, 1920-  Search this
Marina, Miguel  Search this
Martinez, Alfred  Search this
Side ? Bear, Esther  Search this
Ward, Nina de Creeft  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1977
Scope and Contents:
Files on artists, exhibitions, events, associates, other galleries, and other subjects pertaining to the activities of the gallery. The bulk of the records (4 ft. out of 5.4) are not microfilmed; records on reels 3986-3987 consist of fifty-five artists' files containing exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings, photographs and slides of the artist and their works of art, and some correspondence. The Thomas Cornell file contains a sketch. Of the 55 files, all but 14 are also represented with additional material in the unmicrofilmed section. The 14 files only on microfilm are: Robin Bagler, Thomas Bang, Morris Broderson, Theo William Brown, Thomas George, John Hultberg, Shiro Ikegawa, Thomas Johnson, Knox Martin, Alfred Martinez, Miles Varner, Shane Weale, Cady Wells, and William Williamson.
The following files are unmicrofilmed, or are represented in both microfilmed and unmicrofilmed portions: Academy of Arts and Letters, Advertising and Rate Sheets, Affiliates, African Art, African Art/ correspondence, Oliver Andrews, Archives of American Art, Michael Arntz, Art Dealers, Art Magazines, Art week, Ruth Asawa, Margaret Ash, Atlantic-Richfield Co., Michael Ayrton, Robin Bagler, Jack Baker, George Ball, Thomas Bang, Mat Baranoff, Kate Barnard, Leonard Baskin, Robert and Lynn Bassler, John Baxter, Herbert Bayer, Donald Bear Collection, Mona Beaumont, Adele Bednarz, Bekins, Karl Benjamin, Berlin Artists, John Bernhardt, Glenn Berry, Frank G. Bettencourt, Biographies of Artists, Robert Birmelin, William Brackney, William Brice, Donald Brewer, Morris Broderson, Theo William Brown, Lawrence Calcagno, Elena Karina Canavier, Cart & Crate, Ann Caudle, Hugh Chisholm, Christmas Show, Consignments to Bear Gallery, Consignments Out, Corda (See Zajac), Chris Cordes, Thomas Cornell, Christopher Cornell, Cottage Hospital, Russell Cowles, Michael Cunningham, Stephen Cortright, Florence Dauber, Kip Decker, Delinquent Accounts, Terry Dintefass, Dole-photos, William Dole, Arthur Dove, Margaret Dunlap, Michael Dvortcsak,
Don Eddy, Christopher Edwards, Melvin Edwards, M. H. Eejima, Rex Evans Gallery, Bruce Everett, Edgar Ewing, Exhibitions-Prospective, Export Declaration Forms, Kelly Fearing, Howard Fenton, Sam Francis, Antonio Frasconi,Esther Bear Gallery, Gehenna Press, Thomas George, Graphic Price Lists, Henry Guerriero, Edith Halpert (Downtown Gallery), Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Clarence Hinkle, Joseph Hirshhorn, Elwood Hitchcock, Thomas Howe, John Hultberg, Martha Hultberg (Martha Jackson Gallery), Shiro Ikegawa, Martha Jackson Gallery, Thomas Johnson, Ynez Johnston, Lila Katzen, Masatoyo Kishi, Martin Knox, Gabriel Kohn, Eloul Kosso/Rita Letendre, Patsy Krebs, Kiyoki Kusada, Felix Landau, Margo Leavin Gallery, Richard Lee, Lefal Reference-James Wood, David Ligave, Long Beach Museum, Dan Lutz, Susan Manchester, Leo Manso, Miguel Marina, Knox Martin, Alfred Martinez, Michael Mazur, Michael McCormick, Michael Michalczyk, Joan Mitchell, Mike Mullen, Lee Mullican, Newport Harbor-Fine Arts Patrons, New Room, O'Hanlon,
Mabel Packenham-Walsh, Betty Parsons Gallery, Channing Peake, Franklin Phillips, Photos-Time Magazine, Leona Pierce, Hank Pitcher, Reginald Pollack, Aline Porter, Ernest Posey, Print Show-1964, Prints, William Ptaszynski, Rea Express, Fred Reichman, Rental Gallery-LAC MA, Rental Gallery-Santa Barbara Museum, Daniel Rich, George Rickey, Esther Robles, William Rohrbach, Ben Sakogochi, Stephen Samerjan, Ruth Saturensky, Ruth Schaffner, Julius Schmidt, Fritz Scholder, Marc Schreibman, Amalia Schulthess, Sculpture Show 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, Denry Seldis, Sept. 14 Show, Stanley Sheinbaum, Mario Shinoda, Eloise Smith, Seldon Spaulding, Rudolf Springer, Jack Stark, James Strobotne, Joan Tanner, Bob Thomas, Richard Thompson, Time Reproductions, Paul Tuttle, UCLA Graduates, Miles Varner, Theodore Villa,Judith Von Ever, Vonerberg & Wesslehoeft, Peter Vought, John Waggamann, Mrs. Corydon Wagner, Nina de Creeft Ward, Howard Warshaw, Watergate Book-Warshow, Anna Wu Weakland, Shane Weale, Cady Wells, William Williamson, Jane Wilson, Wonner-Brown, Paul Wonner, Jules S. Worthington, Jack Zajac, and Jacob Zeitlen.
Arrangement:
Alphabetical arrangement by artist/associate.
Biographical / Historical:
Commercial art gallery; Santa Barbara, Calif. Specializing in contemporary art.
Provenance:
Donated by Esther Bear, 1978-1987.
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.
Occupation:
Artists -- California  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Santa Barbara
Identifier:
AAA.estebeag
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-estebeag

Betty Esman papers

Creator:
Esman, Betty, 1904-1996  Search this
Names:
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995  Search this
Kobashi, Yasuhide  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Samuels, Vernon  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((microfilmed on 1 partial reel))
0.2 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1926-1980
Scope and Contents:
Primarily correspondence, mail art, and printed material documenting Esman's career and her personal and professional relationships with artists Ray Johnson, Rufino Tamayo, Jacques Lipchitz and others.
REEL 4861: Included are: a resume; letters, 1936-1979 from Ulla and Jacques Lipchitz, James Johnson Sweeney of the Guggenheim Museum, Ben Shahn, Chaim Gross, and museums, galleries, publishers, and associations regarding personal relationships, travel, exhibitions, and sales. One file on Rufino Tamayo contains letters from Tamayo to Esman and printed material, 1956-1971, and two files contain undated mail art from Ray Johnson to Esman and others. Printed material, 1932-1980, includes exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, and autographed Abraham Walkowitz exhibition catalogs, 1944-1950. Photographs, many taken by Vernon Samuels, Esman's husband, are of Esman, friends, artists and works of art. Original works of art include handpainted cards from Yasu Kobashi, 1970, 1976 and undated, and an undated woodcut print by Tamayo.
ADDITION: A resume; five figure drawings by Esman, 1926-1928 and ca. 1939-1945; photographs, including 7 of Esman with Jacques Lipchitz and his family taken by Samuels, 3 of the old sculpture garden at MoMA, a signed photograph of Tamayo, 2 of Esman in her studio, and 2 of other artists taken by Samuels. Also included are a signed exhibition catalog, "Rufino Tamayo: Myth and Magic, and an article on Mexico's Tamayo Museum, Smithsonian Magazine, August 1975.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, collector, art patron; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reel 4861 donated 1986-1989 by Esman; it was microfilmed in 1994 with funding provided by the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund. The remainder was donated October 1994 by Esman.
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:
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.esmabett
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-esmabett

Emmet family papers

Creator:
Emmet family  Search this
Names:
Berkshire Museum  Search this
Danforth Museum  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893, Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Casals, Pablo, 1876-1973  Search this
De Glehn, Jane Erin Emmet, 1873-1961  Search this
De Glehn, Wilfrid-Gabriel, 1870-1951  Search this
Doyle, Nancy  Search this
Emmet, Julia Colt Pierson, 1829-1908  Search this
Emmet, Lydia Field, 1866-1952  Search this
Emmet, Robert, 1778-1803  Search this
Fontanne, Lynn  Search this
James, Henry, 1843-1916  Search this
La Farge, Bancel, 1865-1938  Search this
Lunt, Alfred  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937  Search this
Metcalfe, Susy  Search this
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950  Search this
Monod, Lucien  Search this
Morgan, Elizabeth Emmet, d. 1934  Search this
Ormond, Violet Sargent  Search this
Quilter, Roger, 1877-1953  Search this
Rand, Ellen Emmet, 1875-1941  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Sargent, Emily, 1857-  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955  Search this
Sherwood, Rosamond, 1899-  Search this
Sherwood, Rosina Emmet, 1854-1948  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Extent:
9.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Video recordings
Drawings
Diaries
Sound recordings
Date:
1792-1989
bulk 1851-1989
Summary:
The Emmet Family papers document the lives and careers of two generations of the Emmet family from New Rochelle, New York and Stockbridge, Massachusetts, whose artistic talents flourished during the later 19th through the mid-20th centuries. The collection dates from 1792 to 1989, with the bulk of the material dating from 1851-1989, and measures 9.1 linear feet. Through biographical material, two diaries, correspondence, writings and notes, exhibition files, business records, printed material, two scrapbooks, artwork, and photographs of family, friends, exhibitions, and artwork, the papers provide both a rich overview and detailed insights into the daily lives, relationships, and careers of many members of the family. The collection focuses in particular on sisters Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn, and Rosina Emmet Sherwood, their mother, Julia Colt Pierson Emmet, and their cousin Ellen Gertrude "Bay" Emmet, all noted painters and illustrators.
Scope and Content Note:
The Emmet Family papers document the lives and careers of two generations of the Emmet family from New Rochelle, New York and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The collection dates from 1792 to 1989, with the bulk of the material dating from 1851-1989, and measures 9.1 linear feet. Through biographical material, two diaries, correspondence, writings and notes, exhibition files, business records, printed material, two scrapbooks, artwork, and photographs of family, friends, exhibitions, and artwork, the papers provide both a rich overview and detailed insights into the daily lives, relationships, and careers of many members of the family. The collection focuses in particular on sisters Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn, and Rosina Emmet Sherwood, their mother, Julia Colt Pierson Emmet, and their cousin Ellen Gertrude "Bay" Emmet, all noted painters and illustrators, whose artistic talents flourished during the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries.

Biographical material consists of family trees and family histories; individual biographical accounts, award certificates, and documentation for Julia Colt Pierson Emmet, Rosina Emmet Sherwood, Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn, and Wilfrid de Glehn; a diary titled "Sedgemere Diary" containing drawings and entries primarily by Rosina Emmet Sherwood, and a smaller diary which mentions Rosina's son, future playwright Robert Sherwood; a documentary by Nancy B. Doyle on two VHS videocassettes, entitled The Emmets: Portrait of a Family; and artifacts comprising a rear-view optical device and locks of hair from an early nineteenth century generation of the Emmet family.

Correspondence forms the bulk of the collection and illustrates the interaction between members of this large and influential family and their colleagues and friends, offering a wide-ranging view of life in the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries, and through two World Wars. The series consists of letters between family members, primarily Julia Colt Pierson Emmet and her daughters, as well as cousins Henry James, Ellen "Bay" Emmet Rand, and Rosamond Sherwood, and friends Cecilia Beaux, Louis Bancel LaFarge, Frederick MacMonnies, Lucien Monod, Roger Quilter, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Emily and John Singer-Sargent, Violet Sargent Ormond, and Stanford White. Topics include experiences of the Emmets while studying art in Paris, Rosina's presentation at Queen Victoria's court, Lydia's work at the Columbia Exposition, Jane's marriage to Wilfrid de Glehn and her friendship with John Singer Sargent, portrait painting activities, the troubles of their friend Susy Metcalfe in her marriage to Pablo Casals, and the activities of Rosina's son, playwright Robert Emmet Sherwood, and friends Alfred Lund and Lynn Fontanne.

Writings and notes consist of scattered manuscripts and poems by family members, two notebooks, one identified as belonging to Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn, and typescripts about Wilfrid de Glehn following his death. Also found is a book, Out of Town, written and illustrated by Rosina Emmet Sherwood, and Edna St Vincent Millay's poem "Autum Daybreak" written in Millay's handwriting.

Exhibition files document an exhibition held at the Berkshire Museum/Danforth Museum in Pittsfield/Farmingham, Massachusetts in 1982 entitled The Emmets: A Family of Women Painters, and include two audio cassettes of recordings from the "Art for Lunch" series at the Berkshire Museum discussing the exhibition.

Business records include account books belonging to Lydia Field Emmet and Rosina Emmet Sherwood, both of which document income from artwork and other sources, and expenses; a contract for the reproduction of Lydia Field Emmet's artwork; and a document concerning ownership of property, possibly of Emmet family ancestors.

Printed Material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and reproductions of artwork by Emmet family members and others.

Two scrapbooks contain a combination of drawings, primarily by Rosina Emmet Sherwood, reproductions of artwork, and photographs.

Artwork includes drawings and sketchbooks by Julia Colt Pierson Emmet, Rosina Emmet Sherwood, Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn Ellen Emmet Rand, and other Emmet relatives, illustrating the early development of their talent.

Photographs are of family members, including Julia Colt Pierson Emmet and William Jenkins Emmet, their daughters Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn and husband Wilfrid de Glehn, Rosina Emmet Sherwood and husband Arthur Murray Sherwood, and Robert Emmet Sherwood as a young man. Also found are photos of friends Richard Harding Davis, Frederick MacMonnies, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens; a series of photographs of the installation at Arden Galleries, New York (1936) for the exhibition Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures by Five Generations of the Emmet Family; and photographs of artwork by Emmet family members.
Arrangement:
The Emmet family papers are arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1855-1988 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1, 10, OV 12)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1792-1985 (6.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-7)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1870s-1981 (11 folders; Box 7)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1947-1983 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Series 5: Business Records, circa 1799-1945 (7 folders; Box 8)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1872-1989 (0.35 linear feet; Boxes 8, 10)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1870-1890 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 8, 10)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1850-circa 1920 (0.35 linear feet; Boxes 8, 10)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1870s-circa 1950s (1 linear foot; Boxes 8-9, 11)
Biographical Note:
The Emmet family, descended from patriot Thomas Addis Emmet, brother of Irish martyr Robert Emmet, counts many physicians, lawyers, and writers (including cousin Henry James) among its ranks. Although evidence of artistic talent existed in several previous generations, it flourished during the later 19th through the mid-20th centuries in the professional portraiture of sisters Rosina Emmet Sherwood, Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn, and their cousin Ellen "Bay" Emmet Rand.

The eldest daughter of Julia Colt Pierson Emmet (1829-1908), herself a talented illustrator who had studied under Daniel Huntington, Rosina "Posie" Emmet (1854-1948) studied under William Merritt Chase at his Tenth Street Studio in New York and under Robert-Fleury at the Academie Julian in Paris. Before her marriage to Arthur Murray Sherwood in 1887, Rosina established a studio in New York and continued to submit illustrations to various publications. During her marriage, she slowed her creative activities, until financial reverses dictated her return to her career around the turn of the 20th century. Her daughter Rosamond Sherwood (1899-1990) was also a portrait painter. Her son, Robert Emmet Sherwood (1896-1955) became a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

Lydia Field Emmet (1866-1952) studied under Collin, Bouguereau, MacMonnies, and Robert-Fleury at the Academie Julian. Upon her return to New York, Lydia continued her studies under Chase, Kenyon Cox, H. Siddons Mowbray, and Robert Reid at the Art Students League, as well as at Chase's Shinnecock Summer School of Art. She established her portrait studio in New York City and began spending summers at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where she built her home, "Strawberry Hill," in 1905. Best known for her portraits of children, Lydia's subjects were members of the socially prominent families of New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.

The youngest sister, Jane Erin Emmet (1873-1961), also studied with Chase in New York, and in Paris. In 1904, she married British landscape painter Wilfrid Von Glehn, who had visited the United States with his friend John Singer Sargent. (The Von Glehns' surname was changed to De Glehn, in 1919.) Settling in London, Jane continued her painting, befriended many artists and composers, and accompanied her husband and Sargent on several art-related journeys through Europe.

The Emmet sisters' cousin, Ellen Gertrude "Bay" Emmet (1875-1941), studied in New York at the Art Students League and under Frederick MacMonnies in Paris, becoming a National Academician in 1934. She married William Blanchard Rand in 1911 and settled in Salisbury, Connecticut. After the stock market crash of 1929, Bay's portraits of prominent society figures provided most of her family's income.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel 4544) including one scrapbook, compiled by Rosina Emmet Sherwood, consisting of portrait sketches, drawings of her dogs, genre scenes, travel views, and photographs of travels, friends, actors, and the ship "Scythia,". Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
In 1988-1991, the bulk of the Emmet family papers were donated by Rosamond Sherwood, daughter of Rosina Emmet Sherwood (via Katharine Emmet Bramwell of New York), by Rosamond Sherwood's estate (via F. Douglas Cochrane, executor, from Boston), and by Rosamond's nieces, Virginia Sherwood and Julia Shipway. Additionally, one scrapbook was lent for microfilming in 1990 and subsequently donated by Mrs. Earl Maize. Douglas Cochrane then loaned another scrapbook for microfilming (reel 4344) in 1991 which was returned to Mrs. Earl Maize.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Emmet family 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:
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- England -- London  Search this
Playwrights  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Singers  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Video recordings
Drawings
Diaries
Sound recordings
Citation:
Emmet family papers, 1792-1989 (bulk 1851-1989). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.emmefami
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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George G. Adomeit papers

Creator:
Adomeit, George G. (George Gustav), 1879-1967  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Academy of Art  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Cleveland Society of Artists  Search this
Municipal Collection of Cleveland Art  Search this
Malmquist, Hal  Search this
Noble, Morton  Search this
Oakes, Wilbur L., 1876-1934  Search this
Scott, Philip D.  Search this
Shackelton, Charles, d. 1920  Search this
Teale, Earl  Search this
Extent:
174 Items (Reels 1051, 1159, and 2786)
1.2 Linear feet (Unmicrofilmed)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1880-1968
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to Adomeit's involvement in Cleveland, Ohio art organizations, primarily the Cleveland Society of Artists.
REEL 1051: 13 issues of THE SKETCH BOOK, January 1883-February 1884, published by the Cleveland Academy of Art, including reproductions of work by George Groll, Archibald Willard, Otto Bacher, Kenyon Cox, and others, and biographical material on the artists represented; a nearly complete run of SILHOUETTE, 1925-1948, published by the Cleveland Society of Artists; a photograph of a Society banquet; exhibition catalogs; a sketchbook by Earl Teale; photographs of Cleveland artists on sketching trips, ca. 1910 and ca. 1958; and a photo of Wilbur Oakes, ca. 1880.
REEL 1159: 3 letters to Adomeit, a photograph of Charles Shackleton, board minutes of the Municipal Collection of Cleveland Art, and records of the Cleveland Society of Artists, including constitution and by-laws, exhibition invitations and announcements, and auction announcements.
REEL 2786: Adomeit's membership card to the Cleveland Society of Artists, 1928; a catalog, "An Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Cleveland Artists," 1930; a clipping concerning the Cleveland Art Association's gift of an Adomeit painting to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1968; and miscellany.
UNMICROFILMED: Primarily negatives of works of art by Adomeit, 1906-1953 and undated; Also included are ca. 20 v. of sketchbooks, undated; a journal, undated; scattered correspondence, 1937-1994 and undated; information relating to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1927 and undated; transcript of station WTAM's Radio Talk "THE EARLY DAYS OF ART IN CLEVELAND", by E.W. Palmer,July 22, 1935; catalogs, 1937-1952 and undated; miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1912-1968 and undated; photographs of works of art by Adomeit, 1992 and undated; 2 copper plates for paintings by Adomeit, undated; miscellaneous works of art by Adomeit, undated; and miscellaneous photographs of works of art,undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Cleveland, Ohio. Born 1879 in Memel, Germany. Active in Cleveland, Ohio art organizations, primarily the Cleveland Society of Artists, whose members comprised professional and amateur artists of Northern Ohio. The society conducted classes, lectures, tours, and exhibitions, and functioned as an important social outlet for the area's artists.
Provenance:
Material on reels 1051 and 1159 lent for microfilming 1975-1976; material on reel 2786 donated in 1978 all by Ruth Adomeit. The unmicrofilmed material was received in 1996 from the Ruth Adomeit estate.
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 -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Art -- Periodicals  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.adomgeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adomgeor

Letter from Homer Saint-Gaudens and clippings

Creator:
Emerson, O. P., Mrs  Search this
Names:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1881-1913.]
Scope and Contents:
Short, affectionate letter from museum director Homer Saint-Gaudens in Vermont to his "Aunt Genie," (Mrs. O. P. Emerson), 1909, thanking her for her letter, mentioning he's sorry she'll be so far away as East Providence, and closing by saying, "There is no special news here ...". Clippings relate to sculpture by Homer's father, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, including an article by Homer about his father's later works, 1908, and an article by him about caricaturist John Leech.
Provenance:
Donated 1994 by the Fine Arts Library, Fogg Museum, which received the material from the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, where it was removed from the Nichols-Shurtleff family papers. Augustus St. Gaudens was married to Elizabeth Nichols' sister, Augusta. Most of the clippings were received in an envelope addressed to Mrs. O. P. Emerson. (The Schlesinger Library also has The Emerson-Nichols Papers, containing considerable material about the St. Gaudens', the Emersons, and other family relatives.)
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.
Identifier:
AAA.emero
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-emero

Edith Emerson papers

Creator:
Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Date:
1839-1981
bulk 1894-1971
Summary:
The papers of painter, illustrator, and curator Edith Emerson measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1981, with the bulk of the material dating from 1894-1971. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends and colleagues; writings and notes by Emerson and others; artwork, including three sketchbooks; subject files; photographs of Emerson, family, friends, and artwork; and scattered printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, illustrator, and curator Edith Emerson measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1981, with the bulk of the material dating from 1894-1971. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends and colleagues; writings and notes by Emerson and others; artwork, including three sketchbooks; subject files; photographs of Emerson, family, friends, and artwork; and scattered printed material.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950s (Box 1; 1 Folder)

Series 2: Letters, 1916-1965 (Box 1, OV 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1887-1970 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, 1839, 1882-1954 (Box 1, OV 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Subject Files, circa 1865-1955 (Box 1-2; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1900-1971 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1916-1981 (Box 2, 6 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Edith Emerson (1888-1981) was a painter, illustrator, and curator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Born in Oxford, Ohio, Emerson studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with John Vanderpoel and Thomas Wood Stevens and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Cecilia Beaux, Violet Oakley, and Daniel Garber. She assisted Violet Oakley primarily between 1917 and 1930 and shared her studio from 1918 until Oakley's death in 1961. Emerson served on the Board of Directors of the Woodmere Art Gallery beginning in 1940, subsequently becoming Curator. She was also a founding member of the Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation.
Separated Materials:
Edith Emerson lent four scrapbooks for microfilming in 1977. Loaned material is available on microfilm reels 1186-1187, but is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Edith Emerson lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1977. Addition papers were donated in 1990 by the Free Library of Philadelphia, who received them from Emerson.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Edith Emerson 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:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Curators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Edith Emerson papers, 1839-1981, bulk 1849-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.emeredit
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Archives of American Art
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Margy Lee Elspass papers relating to Maxwell S. Simpson

Creator:
Elspass, Margy Lee, 1925-  Search this
Names:
Simpson, Maxwell Stewart, 1896-1964  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1986
Scope and Contents:
13 cards and letters (some illustrated) from Maxwell Stewart Simpson, 1969-1984; 6 letters from Simpson's niece, Mary Ellen Davison-Truman, 1979-1986, including one eulogy for Simpson; 5 journals with brief entries about Elspass's student-teacher relationship with Simpson, 1969-1983; typescript of an unpublished article about Simpson by Elspass; photographs of Simpson and his paintings; and printed material about Simpson. Also included is a photograph of Elspass and exhibition announcements regarding other artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Elspass: painter, student of New Jersey painter Maxwell S. Simpson.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Margy Lee Elspass, who took private painting lessons from Maxwell Stewart Simpson.
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.
Occupation:
Art students  Search this
Painters -- New Jersey  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.elspmarg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Louis M. Eilshemius and family account books

Creator:
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Extent:
5 Volumes ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1886-1904
Scope and Contents:
REEL D193 (fr. 955-1341): 4 v., 1886-1904, of ledgers recording the household accounts of the Eilshemius family.
REEL 4781: 1 v., 1892-1894, recording the household accounts of the Eilshemius family, probably kept by Eilshemius' brother or another family member.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mathematician, composer, writer; New York, N.Y.
Related Materials:
Additional Louis Eilshemius papers also located at: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
Donated by the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1956 (reel D193) and 1984 (reel 4781), who received it from the Eilshemius family.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.eilslouf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Louis M. Eilshemius letter to Mr. W. J. F

Creator:
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1935 Mar. 17
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten lighthearted letter from Eilshemius to Mr. W. J. F., probably a critic. Eilshemius writes: "Dear Mr. Writer in Art: I quite appreciate your kindness to let your Hartford, Conn. readers know a BIT about my stupendous production ... The matter with the art world is: the layman does not go to the artist to buy. The dealer is the lord. The layman could encourage the artist, thus letting the artist produce better work. That is what I've been lacking." On the verso: "This is sotto voce ... This is not for print."
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mathematician, composer, writer. New York, New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1994 by James A. Gay, a Hartford, Conn. native and a Roman Catholic priest. According to Gay, the letter came from either Gay's great-uncle George A. Gay (d. 1939), a collector in Hartford, Conn., or, more likely, from Reverend Andrew Kelly (d. 1947), a collector and a friend of James Gay's family, and he believes, a friend of Eilshemius as well.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.eilsloul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Albert du Vannes photographs

Creator:
Du Vannes, Albert, 1881-1962  Search this
Extent:
25 Items (photographic prints, some sepia toned, 19 x 24 cm. and smaller.)
4 Photographic prints (col., 10 x 15 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1896-1950
bulk 1898-1906
Scope and Contents:
25 photographs, including several posed portraits, of du Vannes, du Vannes with his wives, with a client, painting in his St. Paul and New York studios, and in his New York art gallery. Also included are four color photos, including one of du Vannes' son, Armand, with paintings by his father, mother, and a portrait of Armand by Benton Scott, and one each of the paintings. A caricature of du Vannes from the St. Paul Dispatch, ca. 1902, captioned "Albert di Giovanni - The Young St. Paul Artist Who Left for New York Yesterday," signed Rhodes, and a brief biography of du Vannes by his son complete the collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Landscape and portrait painter, art dealer; New York, N.Y. Born Albert Di Giovanni in Naples, Italy. Came to the U.S. in 1894, first to St. Paul, Minnesota, moving ca. 1902 to New York City. Later gave up painting and opened up an art gallery. Changed his name in 1926. Died in Naples, Italy.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Armand du Vannes, Albert du Vannes' son.
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.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Topic:
Italian American artists -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- Minnesota -- Saint Paul -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Artists' studios -- Minnesota -- Saint Paul -- Photographs  Search this
Artists' studios -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.duvaalbe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photograph of Frank Duveneck

Creator:
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on a partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1918
Scope and Contents:
One 11" x 15" black and white profile portrait of Frank Duveneck. The photograph is accompanied by a cancelled check (1918) signed by Duveneck and affixed to the bottom of the photograph.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and teacher; Munich, Germany and Cincinnati, Ohio. Born in Covington, Kentucky, he used the surname Decker until 1886. He began his career painting in midwestern Catholic churches. In 1870, Duveneck went to Munich, where he shared a studio with William Merritt Chase, studied with Wilhelm von Diez, and was influenced by the style of the Munich School. After travel to Venice and America, Duveneck opened his own school in Munich and in the Upper Bavarian village of Polling in 1878. His students, known as the "Duveneck Boys", included Otto Bacher, Julius Rolshoven, John Twachtman, and Herman Wessel. He married one of his students, Elizabeth Boott, in 1886. Following his wife's death in 1888, Duveneck returned to the United States to teach at the Cincinnati Art Academy.
Provenance:
Donated by Freda Schutze.
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:
Art teachers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.duvefrph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Ruth Egri papers

Creator:
Egri, Ruth, 1911-1996  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Egri, Charles  Search this
Egri, Ilona  Search this
Egri, Lajos, 1888-1967  Search this
Egri, Ted, 1913-  Search this
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-1975  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1923-1988
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, letters, writings, sketchbooks, art works, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs and subject files.
Biographical material, including resumes, exhibition chronologies, and a certificate from the Master Institute of the Roerich Museum, 1934; letters from Egri's parents, Ilona and Lajos Egri and other family members, 1951-1988; letters from art institutions, 1935-1988; general correspondence, undated, 1969-1988, including letters from Ralph Fabri and Judith Blam; writings by Egri, including artists' statements, drafts for two short stories, and two notebooks from classes at the Roerich Museum, 1934, "Theory and Design" and "Dynamic Symmetry" (retyped in 1988), each containing original art work;
art works, including 2 sketchbooks, 14 loose sketches, 21 drawings, and 13 watercolors; clippings, 1929-1987; ca. 70 exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1946-1987 and undated; photographs of Egri, her parents, brothers, and ca. 100 of her works of art; subject files pertaining to Egri's work for the WPA Federal Art Project, 1938-1939, including her mural for Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, N.Y., mural painting courses taught by Egri at the Spokane Art Center, Washington, and the WPA's New Reading Materials Program, sponsored by the NYC Board of Education, regarding Egri's illustrations for three children's books.
Biographical / Historical:
Figure painter, muralist, illustrator, educator, New York, N.Y. and Wilmington, Del. Studied at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League, and the Master Institute of the Roerich Museum with Howard Giles. She also painted and exhibited in Taos, N.M. with her brother Ted Egri. Her subject was primarily the female figure.
Provenance:
The donor, Ted Egri, is the younger brother of Ruth Egri Holden.
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.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- United States  Search this
Figurative painting, American  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.egriruth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Frank Vincent DuMond papers

Creator:
DuMond, Frank Vincent, 1865-1951  Search this
Names:
Cohen, Lewis, 1857-1915  Search this
DuMond, Helen Savier, 1872-  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly, 1901-1985  Search this
Klonis, Stewart, 1901-1989  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Metcalf, Willard Leroy, 1858-1925  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter, 1872-1955 -- Photographs  Search this
West, S. Jessie (Sarah Jessie)  Search this
Photographer:
Gee, Richard V.  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1866-1982
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material (1878-1945), letters (1883-1928), business records (1898-1909), art works (1885-1887), scrapbooks (1885-1982), printed material (1884-1978), and photographs (1866-1974) document the career of painter and instructor Frank Vincent DuMond.
Biographical materials include a biographical account and a history of the DuMond family, 2 resumes and a graduation certificate. Correspondents include DuMond, his wife Helen Savier, his parents, various family members and friends and colleagues. Three letters, one from Reginald Marsh, discuss the murals created for the Hotel des Artistes. A 1917 letter from Frederic Clay Bartlett requests a letter of recommendation to the Century Club. Several letters (1887) from painter S. Jessie West discuss her thoughts and work.
Among the printed materials are clippings and obituaries, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and reproductions of DuMond's artworks. Art works include 9 sketches, 44 drawings and two sketchbooks, as well as a sketchbook kept by Helen Savier [Dumond], while she was a student at the Art Students League in 1893. Photographs show DuMond and his wife, family, friends, art classes, his works and the site of DuMond's murals at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. Colleagues pictured include Lewis Cohen, Robert Beverly Hale, Stewart Klonis, Willard Leroy Metcalf, and Kenneth Hayes Miller. Twenty-two of the artists in a group photograph autographed the mat.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Vincent DuMond (1865-1951) was a portrait and landscape painter from New York, N.Y. DuMond was born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1865. He studied at the Art Students League from 1884 to 1888 under William Sartain and Carroll Beckwith, and at the Academie Julian in Paris from 1889 to 1891 under Jules Lefebvre, Benjamin Constant and Boulanger. Upon returning to New York, DuMond became an illustrator for Harper's Weekly and Century magazines from 1885-1892. He was an instructor at the Art Students League from 1892-1951.
Provenance:
Materials were loaned or given 1970-1984 by DuMond's daughter, Elisabeth DuMond Perry. Additional material was donated in 2005 by Robert Hubbard, who received them from his father-in-law Harry Condon, the caretaker for the Frank Dumond.
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.
Occupation:
Portrait painters  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.dumofran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Guy Pène Du Bois papers

Creator:
Pène Du Bois, Guy , 1884-1958  Search this
Names:
C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
McCoy, Samuel Duff, 1882-  Search this
Pène du Bois, William, 1916-1993  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Date:
circa 1900-1963
bulk 1920-1963
Summary:
The papers of painter and art critic Guy Pène Du Bois measure 2.0 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1963 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1920 to 1963. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence, including letters from Royal Cortissoz and Edward Hopper; writings, including essays, journals, short stories, and drafts of the autobiography Artists Say the Silliest Things; personal business records; printed material; and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and art critic Guy Pène Du Bois measure 2.0 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1963 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1920 to 1963. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence, including letters from Royal Cortissoz and Edward Hopper; writings, including essays, journals, short stories, and drafts of the autobiography Artists Say the Silliest Things; personal business records; printed material; and artwork.

Biographical materials consist of certificates, a curriculum vitae, passport, and a photograph of two unidentified women.

Correspondence is primarily with Pène Du Bois' family, friends, and business associates. The series includes significant correspondence from fellow art critic Royal Cortissoz; artists Raphael Soyer and Edward Hopper; and writers Samuel Duff McCoy, Lincoln Isham, and Newton Booth Tarkington. Other correspondents of note include C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries and Pène Du Bois' son, the children's book illustrator William Pène Du Bois.

Writings include book drafts of Pène Du Bois' autobiography, Artists Say the Silliest Things, journal entries, 35 essays, 8 short stories, and various writing fragments and notes.

Personal business records consist of account and sales records from C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, book and publishing contracts, and receipts for art supply purchases.

Printed material includes a brochure for the Guy Pène Du Bois School of Art, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and miscellaneous printed material.

Artwork consists of pen and ink sketches by Pène Du Bois and a print by an unknown artist.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Biographical material, 1929-1954 (4 folders; Box 1)

Correspondence, 1908-1958 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Writings, circa 1900-1954 (1.1 linear feet; Box 1-4)

Personal business records, circa 1920-1949 (3 folders; Box 3)

Printed material, circa 1920-1963 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Artwork, circa 1920-1954 (2 folders; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and art critic Guy Pène Du Bois (1884-1958) lived and worked in New York City, New York and was known for his realist paintings, essays, and art reviews.

Pène Du Bois was born in Brooklyn, New York to the art critic Henri Pène Du Bois and his wife Laura. After he showed an early interest in art, his' family supported his decision to enroll in William Merritt Chase's New York School of Art at the age of 15. There, Pène Du Bois trained with the realist painters Robert Henri and Kenneth Hayes Miller along with fellow students George Bellows, Edward Hopper, and Rockwell Kent. In 1905, he traveled to Paris and studied briefly with the artist Thèophile Steinlen, but returned to New York the following year after the death of his father. To help support his family, he found work as an illustrator and cartoonist for the New York American, and was promoted to the position of art critic for the newspaper in 1909.

In 1911, Pène Du Bois married his wife, Florence Duncan, and became an assistant writer for the New York Tribune under Royal Cortissoz (1913). Pène Du Bois also wrote art reviews for the New York Post (1916-1918), and was a writer and later editor of Arts and Decoration (1913-1915, 1917-1921). During these years, Pène Du Bois also began to establish a career as a realist painter of note. His work was included in the 1913 Armory Show, after which he signed on as a member of the Kraushaar Gallery stable. Throughout the 1910s, Pène Du Bois exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, and held his first one-man show in 1918 at the Whitney Studio Club.

From 1920 to 1924, Pène Du Bois taught at the Art Students League, and spent the latter part of the 1920s in France with his family. After seven years, he moved his family back to Connecticut and opened the Guy Pène Du Bois School of Art in Stonington, Connecticut. Throughout the 1930s, Pène Du Bois continued painting and received commissions to design federal murals in upstate New York (1937) and Boston (1942). In 1940, Pène Du Bois published his autobiography, Artists Say the Silliest Things. After the death of his wife in 1950, Pène Du Bois lived and traveled with his daughter's family and died in her home in Boston in 1958.
Related Materials:
The Archives also holds the Guy Pène Du Bois and Mary Lightfoot Tarleton correspondence.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 28) including sketches and etching proofs. Lent material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Sketches and etching proofs were lent to the Archives of American Art in 1970 for microfilming by Pène du Bois' children, Yvonne McKenney and William Pène du Bois. Yvonne McKenney donated papers in 1971. In 1980, two journals dating from 1913 to 1955, were loaned for microfilming by Pène du Bois' daughter-in-law, Willa Kim. These journals were subsequently donated by Martha Fleishman in 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Guy Pène Du Bois 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:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Citation:
Guy Pène Du Bois papers, circa 1900-1963, bulk 1920-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.duboguyp
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Samuel Adler papers

Creator:
Adler, Samuel, 1898-  Search this
Names:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries  Search this
Blackburn, Morris, 1902-1979  Search this
Bradshaw, Glenn Raymond, 1922-  Search this
Clancy, John C., 1897-1981  Search this
Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-2011  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Fiene, Ernest, 1894-  Search this
Lauck, Anthony J. (Anthony Joseph), 1908-  Search this
Laufman, Sidney, 1891-  Search this
Osver, Arthur, 1912-2006  Search this
Rood, John, 1902-1974  Search this
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean), 1907-1976  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1979
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, art works, scrapbooks, phtoographs, sound records, and printed material reflect Adler's career as a painter and teacher.
REEL D231: Correspondence; three scrapbooks, 1944-1955, containing clippings and printed materials; catalogs; and gallery literature. Among the correspondents are: Morris Blackburn, Glenn Raymond Bradshaw, Howard S. Conant, Lamar Dodd, Ernest Fiene, Anthony Lauck, Sidney Laufman, Arthur Osver, John Rood, and Hudson D. Walker.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; two lecture manuscripts; teaching and other notes; an ink drawing and an ink sketch by Adler; a caricature of Adler in colored pencil, Havana, 1940; seven scrapbooks, containing letters received, announcements, clippings, letters of condolence received by Mrs. Adler, and clippings about Adler's death; 212 photographs of Adler, his family, friends, and works of art; 9 cassette tapes of interviews, radio programs, and lectures, ca. 1957-1979, including an interview with John Clancy and Adler on the history of the Rehn Gallery, 1973, and a recording of Adler's memorial service, 1979; exhibition catalogs, 1947-1977; a guest book from a 1973 Rehn Gallery exhibition; clippings, printed matter; and personal documents.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. Died 1979.
Provenance:
Donated 1965-1980 by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Adler.
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:
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.adlesamu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Clinton Adams papers

Creator:
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Names:
Barrett, Lawrence Louis, 1897-1973  Search this
Brown, Bolton, 1864-1936  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980  Search this
Cuno, Theodore H., 1877-1967  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
3 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-2002
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; exhibition catalogs; and photographs. Files of business correspondence include Lawrence Barrett (1977-1990), Bolton Brown, Howard Cook (1978-1985), Theodore Cuno (1978-1984), Adolf Dehn (1967-1988), and Fritz Scholder (1975-1990). Also included are 13 general lithography files.
ADDITION: Correspondence with galleries, universities, and artist June Wayne (1975-1999); printed material; published memoirs; and manuscript drafts of articles and lectures.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, art administrator; Albuquerque, N.M., b. 1918; d. 2002
Provenance:
Donated 1990 and 1993 by Clinton Adams and in 2003 by Mary Adams, Clinton Adams' widow.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Topic:
Lithography  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.adamclin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Research material on Stephan Hirsch

Creator:
Di Vito, Joan  Search this
Names:
Hirsch, Stefan, 1899-1964  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1926-1981
Scope and Contents:
"Stefan Hirsch: An Essay, Catalogue, and Chronology," by di Vito, 1981; a memorandum from Hirsch to James Case, 1950; 8 letters to di Vito concerning Hirsch, 1980-1981; clippings, 1941-1980; a reprint of Hirsch's article "Painting and the Graphic Arts" 1950; exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1926-1980; 3 brochures, 1928-1946; reproductions of art works; and photographs and photo album of works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian; Bard College. Stefan Hirsch was a painter, and instructor; raised in Germany by American parents. He moved to New York in 1919.
Provenance:
Donated 1987 by di Vito. She compiled the material for her Senior project at Bard College.
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.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.divijoan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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William F. Draper papers

Creator:
Draper, William F., 1912-2003  Search this
Names:
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963  Search this
Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, 1919-  Search this
Extent:
8.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1993
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information, correspondence, artists files, files pertaining to Draper's comissioned portraits, subject files, writings, printed material, photographs and financial material regarding Draper.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter; New York, N.Y.; b. Dec. 24, 1912, Hopedale, Mass.; d. Oct. 26, 2003, Manhattan, N.Y.; Full name: William Franklin Draper.
Provenance:
Donated by William F. Draper, 1976 and 1993, and by the William Draper estate, 2004, Francis X. Morrissey, trustee.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.drapwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-drapwill

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