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Schools of Art, European

Collection Creator:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940-1960
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
W.G. Constable papers, 1905-1983, bulk 1920-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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W.G. Constable papers / Series 8: Research Files / 8.8: Reference Cards
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f618e2b3-bc6e-4f12-acbf-5e20dd086bca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-conswmgp-ref699

Works of Art, European (Tourist Photos)

Collection Creator:
Lukens, Glen  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Glen Lukens papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Glen Lukens papers
Glen Lukens papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ff927fba-92f9-4c85-ad78-5e4f4827280e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lukeglen-ref75

Fellows of Contemporary Art, European Trip

Collection Creator:
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 33-35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Melinda Wortz papers, 1958-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Melinda Wortz papers
Melinda Wortz papers / Series 7: Subject Files / 7.2: General Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94ee15ecc-e7bc-4ca0-9e18-a5169d6e192f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wortmeli-ref442

German Tour; Sex in U.S. Art; European Trip

Collection Creator:
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-1976
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
S. Lane Faison papers, 1922-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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S. Lane Faison papers
S. Lane Faison papers / Series 2: Writings / 2.2: Lecture Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c641aab2-1fbf-44f7-bbea-d5737ab9e44a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-faislane-ref51

Applied Arts - European Travel, 1963-1972

Container:
Box 97 of 108
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 334, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 97
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0334-refidd1e41838

Account Ledger

Creator:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942  Search this
Names:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942  Search this
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Collection Creator:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942  Search this
Extent:
175 Items (pages of handwriting)
Type:
Archival materials
Works of art
Photographs
Place:
Paris (France)
France -- Ile-de-France -- Paris
Date:
1907-1917
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten ledger of Henri Vever's purchases of art from dealers between January 1907 and July 1917. Dealers include Yamanaka Sadajiro, Marcel Bing and George Joseph Demotte.
Arrangement:
This collection is in a box with a smaller, unbound purchase ledger dated 1894.
Biographical / Historical:
Jeweler, art collector, and author Henri Vever was born in Metz, France in 1854. Together with his older brother Paul, Henri Vever managed the family jewelry firm, Maison Vever, from 1881 until Paul's death in 1915 and Henri's retirement in 1921. As an art collector, Vever amassed a large collection of European, Asian, and Islamic art. Through his work as a jeweler, art collector, and author, Henri Vever played an important role in the twentieth-century art world.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1988.04 2.2
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art, Islamic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Works of art
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Henri Vever Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Gift of François Mautin, 1988
Henri Vever Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of François Mautin, 1988
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.04, Item FSA A1988.04 2.2
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Henri Vever Papers
Henri Vever Papers / Series 2: Account Ledger / Account Ledger
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc32caccb20-69a4-44b1-a57a-c224f89173a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1988-04-ref609

Rosa Esman Gallery and Tanglewood Press Inc. records, circa 1922-1998, bulk 1972-1994

Creator:
Rosa Esman Gallery.  Search this
Subject:
Esman, Rosa  Search this
Rodchenko, Aleksandr  Search this
Darger, Henry  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Gray, Eileen  Search this
Tanglewood Press  Search this
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Art, Russian -- 20th century  Search this
Outsider art  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Women  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11559
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246842
AAA_collcode_rosaesmg
Theme:
Art Market
Women
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_246842

Aline Meyer Liebman papers, 1906-1978

Creator:
Liebman, Aline Meyer, 1879-1966  Search this
Subject:
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Strand, Paul  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art patronage -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Modernism (Art) -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Photography, Artistic -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Women art patrons  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212345
AAA_collcode_liebalin
Theme:
Women
Art Market
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212345

Aline Meyer Liebman papers

Creator:
Liebman, Aline Meyer, 1879-1966  Search this
Names:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
0.4 Linear feet (Addition)
1.3 Linear feet
0.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1906-1978
1906-1978
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, business and financial records, printed matter, scrapbooks, and exhibition catalogs document Mrs. Liebman's acquisition of modern American art, European painting and decorative arts, her interest in and support of photography, her encouragement of individual artists, the inception and early history of the Museum of Modern Art, and her own painting career.
REEL 4203: Correspondence with Ansel Adams, Oscar Bluemner, Gutson Borglum, Gaston Lachaise, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, John Marin, the Museum of Modern Art, Alfred Stieglitz and An American Place, Paul Strand and Edward Weston, among many others. Among the business records are receipts for works of art purchased by Mrs. Liebman. Photographs show a photography exhibition opening (1935). Printed matter, mainly newspaper clippings and gallery announcements, relates to artists represented in the Liebman Collection, exhibitions which included loans from the Liebman Collection, and events in which Aline Meyer Liebman participated. Four scrapbooks (1936-1947), comprised of printed matter, correspondence, and photographs, relate to Aline Meyer Liebman's career as a painter. Six exhibition catalogs date from 1921 to 1935. Other material concerns Edgar Degas, Artistide Maillol, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, and Gino Severini.
ADDITION (NOT MICROFILMED): Letters, 1906-1978; invoices for paintings purchased, 1929-1931; financial statements; photographs of Liebman's apartment, works in the Liebman Collection, paintings by Aline Meyer Liebman, and exhibition installations; and a catalog of Parke-Bernet's 1955 Liebman sale.
Biographical / Historical:
Aline Meyer Liebman (1879-1966) was a painter, art patron, and collector of modern art from New York, N.Y. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., Aline Meyer Liebman studied at Barnard College, and with Stefan Hirsch and Henry Mosler. She exhibited at Walker Galleries (1936), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1937), Bennington College (1937), Portland Museum (1939), and Weyhe Gallery (1943), among others.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 and 1989 by Margaret Liebman Berger, Aline Meyer Liebman's daughter.
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) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Collectors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art patronage -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Modernism (Art) -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Photography, Artistic -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Women art patrons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.liebalin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b527c698-65b0-4a79-9899-3592274d3bf5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-liebalin

Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 7-10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes African art, ancient art, European (old masters), tapestries, European (19th century), Japanese art, medieval art, Nepalese, Paraguay (missionary Baroque), Armenian church sculpture, Scythian art, Soviet art, and other subjects.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas Hess papers
Thomas Hess papers / Series 4: Artist/Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98bce498d-e021-4ba3-938e-a2c3666dc2f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hessthom-ref188

Bucket

Medium:
Bronze inlaid with sliver
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.2 x 30.2 cm (12 11/16 x 11 7/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Venice, Italy
Date:
mid-16th century
Topic:
Italy  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
European Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1945.14
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3dd232f78-9990-4feb-8e50-f9711ee198b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1945.14

Ribbed bowl

Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 5.7 x 12.3 cm (2 1/4 x 4 13/16 in)
Type:
Glass
Vessel
Origin:
Italy
Date:
100-200
Period:
Roman period
Topic:
Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE)  Search this
Italy  Search this
European Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.170.45
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.170.45
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3a39b663d-4fd4-4932-aeea-8ddab793ca5f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_LTS1985.1.170.45

A Catalogue of Blue and White Nankin Porcelain Forming the Collections of Sir Henry Thompson, Illustrated by the autotype process from drawings by James Whistler, Esq. and Sir Henry Thompson

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)  Search this
Author:
Sir Henry Thompson (1820-1904)  Search this
Publisher:
Ellis and White, London  Search this
Printer:
Elzevir Press , printed by John C. Wilkins  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper; tooled and gilded leather binding
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 26.6 × 23 × 2 cm (10 1/2 × 9 1/16 × 13/16 in)
Type:
Book
Origin:
London, England
Date:
1878
Topic:
China  Search this
England  Search this
porcelain  Search this
European Art  Search this
art collecting  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
FSC-GR-784a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3aac038e4-6b94-41d3-aede-287693308204
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_FSC-GR-784a-b
Online Media:

Silver cup with double handles

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 6 x 14.8 x 11 cm (2 3/8 x 5 13/16 x 4 5/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Date:
19th century
Topic:
Islam  Search this
European Art  Search this
chasing  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Jefferson Patterson
Accession Number:
FSC-M-23
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3803e86fd-513f-488f-a78e-d77acf6a8f78
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_FSC-M-23

Bottle

Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8.5 x 4.2 x 2.2 cm (3 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 7/8 in)
Type:
Glass
Vessel
Origin:
Italy?
Date:
ca. 100-200 CE
Period:
Roman period
Topic:
Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE)  Search this
Italy  Search this
Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
European Art  Search this
core forming  Search this
dragging  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.422
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Google Cultural Institute
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f3be2101-6cc2-4dd1-9cbb-596e1989d31a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1909.422
Online Media:

Coin

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 0.2 × 3.7 cm (1/16 × 1 7/16 in)
Type:
Exchange Media
Metalwork
Origin:
France
Date:
1873
Topic:
France  Search this
European Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.757.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye30e3b462f-bcdf-412c-8d76-15cd363988e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.757.8

Jules Langsner papers

Creator:
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art in America  Search this
California Watercolor Society  Search this
Ford Foundation  Search this
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts  Search this
International Association of Art Critics  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York Times  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
University of Southern California. -- Faculty  Search this
Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002  Search this
Brice, William, 1921-  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Feldman, Eddy  Search this
Fogg, Adelaide  Search this
Guston, Musa  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Harwood, June  Search this
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Lundeberg, Helen, 1918-  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Perls, Frank, 1910-1975  Search this
Ray, Julie  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Turnbull, William, 2002  Search this
Extent:
4.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Articles
Sound recordings
Essays
Lectures
Drafts (documents)
Manuscripts
Poems
Date:
circa 1910s-1998
bulk 1950-1967
Summary:
The papers of southern California contemporary art curator, critic, and historian Jules Langsner measure 4.4 linear feet and date from circa 1910s-1998, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950-1967. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings normal="1941"> travel, and works of art; and audio recordings of Langsner's lectures and eulogies given at his funeral.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of southern California contemporary art curator, critic, and historian Jules Langsner measure 4.4 linear feet and date from circa 1910s-1998, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950-1967. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings by Langsner; exhibition files; printed materials; photographs of Langsner, others, travel, and works of art; and audio recordings of Langsner's lectures and eulogies given at his funeral.

Biographical materials consist of an address book and file, committee files, scattered financial statements, and documents related to the Ford Foundation and other foundations, teaching, and traveling.

The 0.9 linear feet of correspondence is of both a personal and professional nature. A significant portion of the correspondence is between Langsner and publications for which he wrote such as Art News, the New York Times, Meridian Books, Craft Horizons, Art International, and Art in America; galleries and museums where he lectured or curated exhibitions including the Art Institute of Chicago, California Water Color Society, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pasadena Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, and the Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor; colleges and organizations where he taught or was involved with such as the Graham Foundation, University of Southern California, International Association of Art Critics, and Ford Foundation; and artists that he worked with or knew personally including Rico Lebrun, William Turnbull, Man & Julie Ray, Lorser Feitelson, Helen Lundeberg, Adelaide Fogg, and Clinton Adams.

Letters to June Harwood were written while Langsner was traveling in 1964 and 1965 and discuss his travels and their relationship which culminated in marriage in Italy in 1965.

Among the 2.8 linear feet of the writings of Jules Langsner are articles for Art News, Art in America, Art International, Arts & Architecture, Aware, Beverly Hills Times, Craft Horizons, Creative Crafts, Goya Revista De Arte, Yomiuri, and Zodiac. There are also essays, lectures, poems, drafts, notes, jottings of ideas, proposals and published and unpublished manuscripts. There are drafts and unpublished versions of "Painting in the Modern World", and numerous other essays on contemporary art. There are also extensive handwritten notes on his travels, Asian art, European art, and other subjects.

Exhibition files concern "Black and White" (1958), "California Hard-Edge Painting" (1964), the Man Ray Exhibition (1966), and the William Turnbull Exhibition (1966).

Printed materials include miscellaneous flyers, brochures, and news bulletins, and press releases.

Photographs are of people, places, works of art, and exhibitions. There are photographs of Jules Langsner, June Harwood, Philip Guston, Musa Guston, William Brice, Eddy Feldman, Rube Kadish, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Frank Perls, and unidentified individual people and groups. Photographs of Langsner's travels are of Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and other locations. Photographs of exhibitions include California Art Club, "Black and White," "California Painters & Sculptors, 35 & Under," and unidentified exhibitions. Photographs of works of art are by William Turnbull, Jack Zajac, Walter Mix, Marion Aldrich, Roger Majorowicz, and Jasper Johns.

Audio recordings include four untranscribed 7" reel-to-reel audio recordings and one cassette tape. The reel-to-reel tapes are of two lectures by Langsner, You & Art/Berlin Party, and of eulogies given at Langsner's funeral by Clement Greenberg, Henry Seldis, Peter Selz, Richard Brown, Donald Brewer, Tom Leavitt, Lorser Feitelson, Sam Francis, June Wayne, Gifford Phillips, and others. The cassette tape is a copy of eulogies.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 7 series. Photographs are arranged by subject, otherwise each series is generally arranged chronologically.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1957-circa 1960s (Box 1; 9 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1948-1998 (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1934-circa 1960s (Boxes 2-4; 2.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1919, circa 1958-1966 (Box 4; 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Materials, circa 1960s (Box 5; 2 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1910s-1960s (Box 5; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 7: Audio Recordings, 1954-1967 (Box 5; 0.25 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Jules Langsner (1911-1967) worked primarily in the Los Angeles area as a contemporary art critic, historian, and curator. He curated several seminal exhibitions of contemporary art, including the 1959-1960 show "Four Abstract Classicists" featuring the work of Southern California artists Lorser Feitelson, Karl Benjamin, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin.

Born Julius Harold Langsner in New York City on May 5, 1911, his family moved to Ontario, California in 1922. The family lived on a farm and opened the Paradise Health Resort which was run by Langsner's father, chiropractor Isadore Langsner, and was popular in Jewish and intellectual circles. In Ontario, Langsner became friends with three of the Pollack family sons, Jackson, Frank, and Sanford, as well as Philip Guston, Reuben Kadish, Leonard Stark, and Don Brown as a teenager. Guston, Kadish, and Jackson Pollock were later mentored by Lorser Feitelston which helped to foster in Langsner an interest in avant-garde painting.

Langsner went on to study philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. In the early 1940s, Langsner married and had a son, Drew Langsner. He divorced in 1946. In 1944, he enlisted in the United States Army and served as a psychiatric social worker and psychologist during World War II in the United States.

Art & Architecture magazine was the first to publish Langsner's art criticism in 1948. Throughout the 1950s and 60s his work was published widely in Art & Architecture as well as Art News, Art in America, Craft Horizons, Beverly Hills Times, Zodiac, and others. Langsner wrote extensively about art history in both published and unpublished manuscripts, including Painting in the Modern World which he worked on until his death. Additionally, he taught art history classes at the Chouinard Art Institute and University of Southern California and lectured for a variety of organizations and occasions.

Langsner curated several influential exhibitions in southern California, including the "Four Abstract Classicists" exhibition for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1959 and in whose catalog he and Peter Selz coined the term "Hard-Edge painting." He curated the first full-scale retrospective of Man Ray in the United States at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1966.

Langsner received a grant from the Ford Foundation in 1964 that allowed him to travel throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe for a year studying regional art and architecture. He wrote notes on his travels and corresponded frequently with June Harwood, a Hard-Edge painter, whom he married in Italy in 1965.

Jules Langsner died unexpectedly of a heart attack on September 29, 1967, in Los Angeles.
Related Archival Materials note:
The papers of Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg at the Archives of American Art contain a significant amount of writings by Jules Langsner, including exhibition catalog essays.

Papers of Jules Langsner, 1941-1967, are also located at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Provenance:
The Jules Langsner papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in several installments from 1973-1996, and in 2004 by June Harwood Langsner, widow of Jules Langsner. Notes for a lecture given at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1966 and 39 pieces of correspondence were donated in 1982 by the University of California Art Library, Los Angeles, via Librarian Virginia Steele.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- California  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Articles
Sound recordings
Essays
Lectures
Drafts (documents)
Manuscripts
Poems
Citation:
Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910s-1998, bulk 1950-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.langjule
See more items in:
Jules Langsner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ca20c0c-5a91-42e5-9ff4-d5217f7fd266
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-langjule
Online Media:

Writings

Collection Creator:
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet (Boxes 2-4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-circa 1960s
Scope and Contents note:
Among the 2.8 linear feet of the writings of Jules Langsner are a large number of articles that he wrote for many different publications, as well as essays, lectures, poems, drafts, notes, jottings of ideas, proposals and published and unpublished manuscripts. There are drafts and unpublished versions of "Painting in the Modern World", and numerous other essays on contemporary art. There are also extensive handwritten notes on his travels, Asian art, European art, and other subjects.
Arrangement note:
The series is arranged as 3 subseries:

3.1: Articles, 1949-circa 1960s

3.2: Essays & Manuscripts, 1934-circa 1960s

3.3: Notes, circa 1950s-1960s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910s-1998, bulk 1950-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.langjule, Series 3
See more items in:
Jules Langsner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9672dc2f7-8c66-4bee-8fcb-e0d3870a58c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-langjule-ref56

J. A. Arlaud : artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Arlaud, Jacques Antoine 1668-1743  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000078
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_136771

Wilhelm Stirn, Apothectes In Nurnberg

Depicted:
Stirn, Wilhelm  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
etching (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 14.5 cm; 9 1/16 in x 5 11/16 in
Object Name:
print
Other Terms:
print; ART OBJECTS
Subject:
Portraits  Search this
Ophthalmology  Search this
Related Publication:
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection
Credit Line:
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
ID Number:
1991.0664.0053
Accession number:
1991.0664
Catalog number:
M-06201
Collector/donor number:
SAP 894
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-7531-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_994017

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