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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adlesamu

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:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adamclin

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:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-divijoan

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

Helen Williams Drutt (English) exhibition posters on American craft

Creator:
Drutt, Helen Williams  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
1 rd
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-2010
Scope and Contents:
Rare exhibition posters compiled by Drutt from a variety of galleries and artists, mostly concerning American craft. Many posters are signed and annotated by the artist.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Williams Drutt (English) (1930- ) is an art dealer and gallery director of the Helen Drutt gallery Philadelphia, Pa., specializing in American craft. Known as Helen Drutt or Helen Williams Drutt and later Helen Williams Drutt English.
Provenance:
Donated 2010 by Helen Williams Drutt English.
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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial
Identifier:
AAA.druthele
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-druthele

William Germain Dooley papers

Topic:
Christian Science monitor
Creator:
Dooley, William Germain, 1904-1975  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Names:
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Green, Charles W.  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Keyes, Homer Eaton, 1875-1938  Search this
Kieran, John, 1892-  Search this
Lee, Ruth Webb, 1894-  Search this
Phillips, James Duncan, b. 1876  Search this
Roosevelt, James, 1907-  Search this
Taylor, Francis Henry, 1903-1957  Search this
Washburn, Bradford, 1910-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1973
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; correspondence with friends and colleagues, including Charles W. Green, Marsden Hartley, Homer Eaton Keyes, John Kieran, Ruth Webb Lee, James Roosevelt, Francis Henry Taylor, Bradford Washburn and others; subject files, including one on Castano Galleries in Boston; lecture notes; writings, including typescripts and drafts for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Fogg Museum, and the Christian Science Monitor; a typescript of an article by James Duncan Phillips; printed materials; photographs of Dooley and of the U.S. Army's recovery of art objects form the Berlin Museum in 1945; and ephemera.
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic, writer and educator; Cambridge, Mass. Was the associate editor and art critic for the Boston Transcript; wrote extensively for other publications. Headed the Division of Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and founded the Pewter Collectors Society.
Provenance:
Donated 1975 and 1981 by Mrs. William G. Dooley.
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 critics -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Art museums, University and college -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge
Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Identifier:
AAA.doolwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-doolwill

Louisa Dresser manuscript on 17th century painting in New England

Creator:
Campbell, Louisa Dresser, 1907-1989  Search this
Names:
Burroughs, Alan  Search this
Endicott, William Crowninshield, d. 1936  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1935
Scope and Contents:
Carbon of the manuscript of a catalogue for an exhibition "Seventeenth Century Painting in New England," compiled and edited by Dresser for an exhibition held at the Worcester Art Museum in collaboration with the American Antiquarian Society, July-August 1934. Included are a report by Alan Burroughs on X-ray examination of the paintings on exhibit and a letter from Dresser to William C. Endicott asking for his "criticisms and corrections." The manuscript, published in 1935 by the Worcester Art Museum, is missing front matter and illustrations. Some pencil notations, presumably by Endicott, appear in the entry on Governor John Endecott.
Biographical / Historical:
Art administrator; museum curator; art historian; Worcester, Mass. Died 1989. Joined the staff of the Worcester Art Museum in 1932 as an associate in Decorative Arts. She later became curator of the collections, and also served as acting director. Dresser retired in 1972.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Frances Herron, Louisa Dresser's sister.
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:
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Worcester  Search this
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Worcester  Search this
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Worcester  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- 17th century -- New England  Search this
Portrait painting -- 17th century -- New England  Search this
Women museum curators -- New England  Search this
Women museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Worcester  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dresloui
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dresloui

Andrew Dreselly papers

Creator:
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985  Search this
Names:
Angel, John, 1881-1960  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Keen, Edgar  Search this
Kirchmayer, John, 1860-1930  Search this
Pellegrini, Ernest, 1889-1955  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1900-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, notes, art works, clippings, and photographs document the sculptural projects, primarily for churches, undertaken by Andrew Dreselly and his colleagues.
Correspondence (1927-1972), primarily letters exchanged with sculptors, architects, and other colleagues, concerning sculpture projects; two pages of writings, and 2 drawings (one annotated) concerning the ornamentation of the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Va.; eight pencil outlines for crucifixion figures will related reproductions; an outline and 2 rubbings depicting a memorial stone for Katherine Sullivan (1938); and several clippings (1929-1933).
Photographs include one, taken by his son David, of Dreselly (ca. 1981) and prints and ca. 1000 unprinted negatives (1900-ca. 1960) of Dreselly's work and that of his colleagues, including John Angel, Arcangelo Cascieri, Edgar Keen, Johann Kirchmayer, and Ernest Pellegrini. Among the projects are the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, St. James Cathedral, and the Riverside Baptist Church in New York City; the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Va.; the Washington Cathedral in Washington, D.C.; and the East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, wood carver; Cambridge, Mass. Born in Cambridge to Bavarian immigrant parents. In 1907, he was apprenticed to Johann Kirchmayer at W. F. Ross Company, becoming foreman of the woodcarving and modeling shop upon Kirchmayer's retirement in 1921. During the 1920s and 1930s, Dreselly worked, through the Ross Company, on many large church projects in New York, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, and Boston. Ancangelo Cascieri was Dreselly's apprentice. In 1943, Dreselly moved to the Schwamb Company and from 1948 until his retirement in 1967, he was head of carving and modeling at Irving & Casson.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Andrew Dreselly; a photograph of Dreselly was donated 1985 by his son, David Dreselly.
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:
Wood-carvers  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Carving (Decorative arts) -- United States  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.dresandr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Raymond Baxter and Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden papers

Creator:
Dowden, Raymond Baxter, 1905-1982  Search this
Dowden, Anne Ophelia Todd, 1907-  Search this
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation  Search this
Names:
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Art School -- Faculty  Search this
Yale Summer Art School (Norfolk, Conn.) -- Faculty  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Starr, Floyd Elliot, 1883-1980  Search this
Thomas, Byron, 1902-1978  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((microfilmed on 2 partial reels))
12 Items (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1996
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, letter essays, writings, project files, printed material, works of art, and photographs primarily regarding Dowden's positions as head of the Design Department at Cooper Union Art School (CUAS) for 32 years and Director of the Yale summer art school in Norfolk, Connecticut. Also included are papers of Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden.
REELS 4884-4885: Biographical material consists of memorial tributes and obituaries, 1982. Correspondence, 1952-1980, is with friends and colleagues, primarily concerning the Cooper Union Art School and it's publications and projects, calligraphy, and the Yale-Norfolk art school, 1952-1982. Among the correspondents are Rudolf Arnheim, painter Byron Thomas, and Floyd Starr of the Starr Commonwealth for Boys, where Dowden had gone as a boy. Letters, written in essay form, 1955-1978, by Dowden regard Anne Ophelia's botanical drawing publications, his health concerns, travel plans, and general thoughts. Writings, ca. 1960, concern Dowden's philosophy of art in relation to CUAS.
Also included are files regarding CUAS publications, Green Camp, Dowden's participation as an art juror, the Yale summer art school, and Byron Thomas's death and memorial service, 1978. Printed material, 1940-1976, includes exhibition announcements and catalogs, CUAS publications, newspaper and magazine clippings, and reproductions of Dowden's art work. Original art work by Raymond and Ophelia include ink drawings and pencil sketches. Photographs are of family and friends, works of art and exhibition installations, and friends while Dowden was a resident fellow at the Tiffany Foundation in 1929 and 1932.
Unmicrofilmed addition: Biographical material, writings, an outline of a book on design, exhibition announcements, printed material, and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Painters; New York, N.Y. Raymond Dowden taught design at Cooper Union Art School, New York, N.Y., and is known also for his calligraphy work. His wife, Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden, was a botanical artist. Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden died in 2007.
Provenance:
Donated 1978-1982 by Raymond Baxter Dowden and Anne Ophelia Dowden; and in 1990 and 2004 by Anne Dowden.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Botanical artists  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dowdraym
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dowdraym

Tom Doyle papers

Creator:
Doyle, Tom, 1928-  Search this
Names:
United States. General Services Administration  Search this
Antonakos, Stephen, 1926-2013  Search this
Breckenridge, Bruce  Search this
Breckenridge, Sarah  Search this
Fane, Lawrence, 1933-2008  Search this
Gionakos, Christos  Search this
Jensen, Alfred, 1903-1981  Search this
Klimko, Andrew Frank, 1928-  Search this
Shestack, Melvin  Search this
Troy, Jack, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
5.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Date:
1956-2014
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and educator Tom Doyle measure 5.2 linear feet and date from 1956-2014. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, commission files, printed material, and four sketchbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and educator Tom Doyle measure 5.2 linear feet and date from 1956-2014. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, commission files, printed material, and four sketchbooks.

Biographical material dates from 1966-circa 1980s and includes an address book, scattered notes, and receipts. Correspondence dates from 1959-2013 and is both personal and professional in nature. There are letters, postcards, holiday cards, greeting cards, invitations, and printed material from friends and family. Noteworthy artists represented in the correspondence include Stephen Antonakos, Lawrence Fane, Bruce and Sarah Breckenridge, Andy F. Klimko, Alfred Jensen, Mel Shestack, Jack Troy, and Christos Gionakos. Professional correspondence is with galleries, museums, and other arts organizations regarding exhibitions, commissions, and other projects. Commission files date from 1978 to 1985 and detail Doyle's sculpture Map of Alaska, commissioned by the General Services Administration for the Federal Building and Courthouse in Fairbanks, Alaska. Printed material dates from 1956-2014 and includes articles and clippings, a book, booklets, brochures, exhibition announcements and catalogs, journals, magazines, bulletins, press releases, and price lists. Four sketchbooks date from circa 1960s-1974. Sketches are completed in pen, pencil, colored pencil, and marker, and appear to be studies and preliminary drawings for sculptures.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1966-circa 1980s (0.1 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1959-2013 (2.7 linear feet; Box 1-3)

Series 3: Commission Files, 1978-1985 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3-4)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1956-2014 (1.9 linear feet; Box 4-5, OV 6-7)

Series 5: Sketchbooks, circa 1960-1974 (0.2 linear feet; Box 5)
Biographical / Historical:
Tom Doyle (1928- ) is a sculptor and educator currently residing in Roxbury, Connecticut. Previously, he lived and worked in New York City and Three Springs, Pennsylvania.

Tom Doyle was born in Jerry City, Ohio in 1928 and received his BFA in 1952 and MFA in 1953 from Ohio State University, where he studied with Roy Lichtenstein. In 1957, he moved to New York City and in 1960 was included in a group exhibition at the Martha Jackson Gallery.

In 1961 Doyle met and married Eva Hesse, but they separated in 1965 after spending a year in Germany together. He later married Jane Doyle, his current wife. Doyle was a member of and exhibited at 55 Mercer, a cooperative gallery in SoHo established in 1969. Doyle and Jane shared a studio with a number of other artists at 135 Bowery.

Although Doyle primarily creates sculptures from wood, he also uses metals, and experimented with synthetic materials in the 1960s. Franz Kline, Henry Moore, and Alexander Calder are among his influences.

Doyle taught at the Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1960-1968, the New School from 1961-1968, the School for Visual Arts in 1969, and at Queens College from 1970-1992. His work has been shown extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and he is the recipient of NEA and Guggenheim fellowships.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 1982, 1983, and 2014 by Tom Doyle.
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 Tom Doyle 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.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Connecticut  Search this
Sculptors -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Tom Doyle papers, 1956-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.doyltom
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Tom Doyle papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Thomas Downing papers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Creator:
Adams, Charles C. (Charles Christopher), 1873-1955  Search this
Names:
American Art Research Council  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
New York State Museum  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Audubon, John Woodhouse, 1812-1862  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Blatas, Arbit  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Castador, Albert Martinez -- Photographs  Search this
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Halliday, Thomas  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins, 1866-1947  Search this
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Pearson, Ralph M., 1883-1958  Search this
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953 -- Photographs  Search this
Stone, Harry  Search this
Photographer:
Keyha, Dorian  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 4 reels))
0.5 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1948
Scope and Contents:
Records kept by Adams while Director of the New York State Museum in Albany, mainly relating to his efforts to build the museum's collections. Included are correspondence, notes, printed materials and photographs.
REELS 110-112: Included are files on: the WPA art program, American Artists Congress, and other political art organizations; the Edward Lamson Henry collection, including Elizabeth McCausland's galley sheets of her manuscript on Henry, photos of paintings, comments on her manuscript, and correspondence about other Henry paintings; the sons of John James Audubon, Victor and John Woodhouse; the acquisition of the Thomas Halliday Folk Art Collection, purchased for the Museum by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller; Berenice Abbott's photograph projects, including correspondence with Abbott; the formation of the American Art Research Council; war emergency plans; Anna Hyatt Huntington's gift of her sculpture to the museum, and letters from Lewis Hine, Ralph Pearson, Harry Stone, Albert Duveen, Hermon MacNeil and others.
REEL 1817 (fr. 279-282, 1097-1098) AND SCANNED: Three photographs of Indian painter Albert Martinez Castador (Albert Looking Elk), showing him painting, and on a horse; and one of Joseph Henry Sharp painting in his studio, ca. 1912. Photographers unknown.
REEL 1817 One copy print of a photo of Edward Lansom Henry, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II, and since been scanned and returned to the Adams collections.
UNMICROFILMED: Publications relating to the WPA, including: Federal Art Centers of New York; Murals for the Community; Art as a Function of Government: A Survey; The WPA Federal Art Project: A Summary of Activities and Accomplishments; Index of American Design; Five-Boro Directory, Art Teaching Division; Art in Democracy; Index of Research Projects: Volume I; and Federal Sponsored Community Art Centers. Also included are a letter from Samuel H. Friedman to Adams regarding a request for some pamphlets; a press release, December 30, 1938 from the WPA Federal Art Project; and a clipping of an article by Emily Genauer regarding the WPA, August 6, 1938.
ADDITION: Original photographs of Adams, including two taken by Berenice Abbott, 1940s, and eight by Dorian (Dorothy) Keyha, 1949; and files, clippings and correspondence, some of it to Adams' daughter, Harriet, related to Abbott.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director, scientist (ecology). Director of the New York State Museum from 1926-1943.
Provenance:
Donated by Charles Adams' daughter Harriet Dyer Adams, 1971 and 1998. The 3 photographs on reel 1817, formerly microfilmed with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection II, were scanned in 2004 and returned to the papers.
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:
Photographers -- New York (State)  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Topic:
Folk art -- New York (State)  Search this
Photography -- New York (State)  Search this
Function:
Museums -- New York (State)
Identifier:
AAA.adamchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adamchar

Washington Allston paintbrush

Creator:
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1830
Scope and Contents:
One paintbrush used by Washington Allston. A fragmant of a note, partially illegible, is wrapped around the paintbrush "paintbrush used by Allston. Given to Ms. Judkins (?) at Allston's funeral." Ms. Judkins may have been, E.M. Judkins, a student of Allston's.
Biographical / Historical:
Washington Allston (1779-1843) was an American painter.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown
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.
Topic:
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.allswash2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-allswash2

A. Contini & Son records

Creator:
A. Contini & Son  Search this
Names:
Baker, Bryant, 1881-1970  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
Contini, Attilio J., 1884-1960  Search this
Contini, Cesare, 1907-  Search this
Evans, Rudulph, 1878-1960  Search this
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953  Search this
Fraser, Laura Gardin, 1889-1966  Search this
Gregory, John, 1879-1958  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935  Search this
Moore, Bruce, 1905-1980  Search this
Proctor, Alexander Phimister, 1862-1950  Search this
Recchia, Richard, 1885-1983  Search this
Rubins, David K.  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on two reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Interviews
Date:
1916-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence (1916-1981); business records (1922-1971); notes (undated and 1929); interview transcript (1978); printed material (1929-1981); and photographs (1920-1945).
REELS 3612-3613: Correspondence concerning work done by the Continis for sculptors, including letters from Bryant Baker, A. Stirling Calder, Rudolph Evans, James Earle Fraser, John Gregory, Walker Hancock, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Gaston Lachaise, Bruce Moore, A. Phimister Proctor, Richard Recchia, David Rubins, and Adolph Weinman; photographs of the Contini family and of works of art, including "End of the Trail" by James Earle Fraser and works by Rudolph Evans, Anna Hyatt Huntington, and Richard Recchia (1920-1945); Attilio Contini's address book; and a notebook listing works of art.
Also, receipts and invoices addressed to various sculptors (1922-1971) and a contract for work on Frederic Remington's sculpture "Coming Through the Rye" for the National Cowboy Hall of Fame; a transcript of an interview with Cesare Contini conducted by George Gurney on August 26, 1978; clippings (1950-1981), exhibition catalogs (1929-1939), and 2 programs for the unveiling of the Martin Luther monument in Baltimore, Maryland (1936) and the Bing Crosby statue in Spokane, Washington (1981).
UNMICROFILMED: Three undated photographs mounted on board of historical panels at the West Point Library executed by Laura Gardin Fraser.
Biographical / Historical:
Plaster casting firm; New York, N.Y. Following training in Italy, Attilio (1884-1960) and his son Cesare (b. 1907) came to America and operated A. Contini and Son, New York, N.Y, making plaster molds for sculptures by wide group of artists, including James Earle Fraser, Ivan Mestrovic, Herbert Haseltine, A. Stirling Calder, Adolph Weinman, Gaston Lachaise, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by Cesare Contini.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Plaster casts  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.acontson
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-acontson

Ragged Beauty: Repaired Textiles and Other Objects (2004) installation shot

Type:
Photographs
Date:
2003-2004
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22895
See more items in:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22895

Photograph of A Tribute to Dorothy Weiss installation

Photographer:
Blaisdell, John  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
2000
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22896
See more items in:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22896
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Beverly Hallam with airbrush in front of her painting Double Feature

Subject:
Hallam, Beverly Linney  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
March, 1990
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22838
See more items in:
Beverly Hallam papers, 1899-2013
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22838
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Photograph of Beverly Hallam at her studio at Stonecrop

Photographer:
Lyman, Ernestine Mosman, 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Hallam, Beverly Linney  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1966
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22839
See more items in:
Beverly Hallam papers, 1899-2013
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22839
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Photograph of Lee Mullican, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Luchita Hurtado, and Jacqueline Johnson in the San Francisco home of Onslow-Ford and Johnson

Photographer:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
Hurtado, Luchita  Search this
Mullican, Lee  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1951
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22859
See more items in:
Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22859
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