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Costantino Nivola papers

Creator:
Nivola, Costantino, 1911-1988  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
12.18 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1938-2009
bulk 1950-1980
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and design teacher Costantino Nivola measure 2.1 linear feet and 12.18 GB and date from circa 1938 to 2009, bulk 1950 to 1980. The papers document Nivola's career in Italy and New York through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional activities, project files, printed material, photographs, and audio-visual recordings in digital format.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and design teacher Costantino Nivola measure 2.1 linear feet and 12.18 GB and date from circa 1938 to 2009, bulk 1950 to 1980. The papers document Nivola's career in Italy and New York through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional activities, project files, printed material, photographs, and audio-visual recordings in digital format.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1988 (3 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1938-circa 1988 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1940-circa 1988 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Professional Activities, 1953-circa 1985 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 5: Project Files, 1956-1982 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 0.912 GB; ER01)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1953-1978 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2, OV 3)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1950-circa 1980 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2, OV 3)

Series 8: Digital Recordings, 1950s-2009 (11.27 GB; ER02-ER14)
Biographical / Historical:
Costantino Nivola (1911-1988) was a sculptor and design teacher mostly based in East Hampton, New York, and Sardinia, Italy. Nivola was born in Sardinia and trained at Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (ISIA) in Monza, Italy. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1939, and was employed as an art director, editor of architecture and design publications, and design instructor at the college level. He taught design at Columbia University, Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, and elsewhere.

Nivola developed a sandcasting technique which he used extensively for producing sculptural murals in concrete. His commissions include murals, fountains, sculpture, and monuments for public buildings and corporate headquarters.
Related Materials:
Reproductions of a portion of the collection are available at Costantino Nivola Museum, Sardinia, Italy.
Provenance:
The Costantino Nivola papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1979 and 1980 by Costantino Nivola and in 2012 by Claire and Pietro Nivola, Nivola's children.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning 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:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- East Hampton  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Sculptors -- Italy  Search this
Topic:
Art, Municipal  Search this
Sand casting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Costantino Nivola papers, circa 1938-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nivocost
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99f94e605-0792-407a-a46d-694a9e198acf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nivocost
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Biographical Material, Eero Saarinen

Collection Creator:
Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein), 1914-1972  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1963
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
NBC TV scripts or film prepared for television: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from NBC Studios. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Aline and Eero Saarinen Papers, 1906-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Aline and Eero Saarinen papers
Aline and Eero Saarinen papers / Series 1: Aline and Eero Saarinen Personal Papers / 1.1: Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e0452013-214e-4537-813a-7be3fac2032a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-saaralin-ref22
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Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977

Creator:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Subject:
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Kreis, Henry  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl  Search this
Koch, Carl  Search this
Armitage, Merle  Search this
Crosby, Caresse  Search this
Weese, Harry  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Reynal & Hitchcock  Search this
G Place Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Knoll Associates, inc.  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Cambridge Art Center  Search this
Otava Publishing Company  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Type:
Blueprints
Diaries
Illustrations
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Illustrated books, Children's  Search this
Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Women  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9049
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211240
AAA_collcode_saarlili
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Women
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211240
Online Media:

Costantino Nivola papers, circa 1938-2009, bulk 1950-1980

Creator:
Nivola, Costantino, 1911-1988  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Topic:
Art, Municipal  Search this
Sand casting  Search this
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8096
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210267
AAA_collcode_nivocost
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210267

Benjamin Forgey papers, circa 1964-2015

Creator:
Forgey, Benjamin F., 1938-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
City planning  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16251
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370603
AAA_collcode_forgbenj
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370603

Shaping the city New York and the Municipal Art Society by Gregory F. Gilmartin

Author:
Gilmartin, Gregory  Search this
Subject:
Municipal Art Society of New York History  Search this
New York (N.Y.) Municipal Art Society  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 532 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations, maps 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1995
Topic:
Urban beautification--History  Search this
City planning--Citizen participation--History  Search this
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration--History  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--History  Search this
Municipal government--History  Search this
Buildings  Search this
City planning--Citizen participation  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Municipal government  Search this
Urban beautification  Search this
Städtebau  Search this
Geschichte  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_490853

Momento antropofágico com Oswald de Andrade un mural anamórfico de Antônio Peticov no Metrô de São Paulo, Estação Républica

Author:
Peticov, Antonio 1946-  Search this
Author:
Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
40 pages illustrations (some color) 28 cm
Type:
Books
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Place:
Braxil
São Paulo
Brazil
Date:
1990
Topic:
Anamorphic art  Search this
Anamorphosis (Visual perception)  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Subways--Decoration  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.P4788 P4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_480631

Die Zukunft der Metropolen, Paris, London, New York, Berlin : ein Beitrag der Technischen Universität Berlin zur Internationalen Bauausstellung Berlin, Berichtsjahr 1984 : Katalog zur Ausstellung : ... 20. Oktober bis 16. Dezember 1984 in der Technischen Universität Berlin / [von Karl Schwarz]

Author:
Schwarz, Karl 1938-  Search this
Technische Universität Berlin  Search this
Bauausstellung Berlin GmbH  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Paris (France)
London (England)
New York (N.Y.)
Berlin (Germany)
Date:
1984
20th century
Topic:
City planning--History  Search this
Architecture, Modern  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
NA9016.G3B479 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_317259

Daniel H. Burnham, architect, planner of cities by Charles Moore

Author:
Moore, Charles 1855-1942  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume fronts. (1 color) plates (part color) portraits, plans, facsimiles 29 cm
Type:
Books
Biographies
Place:
United States
Illinois
Chicago
Washington (D.C.)
Philippines
Date:
1921
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
City planning  Search this
Public works  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_279509

FAF--PFPAFP, form and function--proposals for public art for Philadelphia : Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, February 19-April 18, 1982

Title:
F.A.F.--P.F.P.A.F.P., form and function--proposals for public art for Philadelphia
Form and function--proposals for public art for Philadelphia
Author:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Fairmount Park Art Association  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. : ill. ; 22 x 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Art, Municipal  Search this
Urban beautification  Search this
Call number:
N8845.P5 F3 1982X
N8845.P5F3 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_151437

Art in public places : urban arts conference, February 19 and 20, Eames Theatre, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington / sponsors, Allied Arts of Seattle ... [et al.]

Author:
Allied Arts of Seattle  Search this
Seattle Center  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1971
1971?]
Topic:
Art and society  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
Art and state  Search this
City planning  Search this
Call number:
N8844 .A78
N8844.A78
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_135569

The public monument and its audience / Marianne Doezema [and] June Hargrove

Author:
Doezema, Marianne 1950-  Search this
Hargrove, June Ellen  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Ohio
Date:
1977
Topic:
Monuments  Search this
Art and society  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
Community arts projects  Search this
Call number:
NA9347.D63X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_105104

Exhibition Lists

Collection Creator:
McLaughlin, John, 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1968
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:
John McLaughlin papers, 1922-1979, bulk 1936-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John McLaughlin papers
John McLaughlin papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d6df3792-21e4-47a8-b713-5d9daa1e7fc4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mclajohn-ref724
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American Artists Congress, Conference Proceedings, First American Artists Congress against War and Fascism

Collection Creator:
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hugo Gellert papers
Hugo Gellert papers / Series 4: Organizational Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98c1fbe1b-7d8c-4ec9-9f80-4c16e018312a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-gellhugo-ref106
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Artists' Council, U.S.A.

Collection Creator:
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1945-1946
Scope and Contents note:
Includes letters of Max Weber, José de Creeft, Thomas Hart Benton, and Carol Janeway
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hugo Gellert papers
Hugo Gellert papers / Series 4: Organizational Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90cbbd53e-a7d7-4e7a-b419-7ce0612e4e0e
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ead_component:sova-aaa-gellhugo-ref116
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Lilian Swann Saarinen papers

Creator:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Names:
Cambridge Art Center  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Faculty  Search this
G Place Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Knoll Associates, inc.  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Otava Publishing Company  Search this
Reynal & Hitchcock  Search this
Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975  Search this
Crosby, Caresse, 1892-  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Koch, Carl  Search this
Kreis, Henry, 1899-1963  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998  Search this
Extent:
9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Diaries
Illustrations
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1909-1977
Summary:
The papers of Cambridge sculptor and illustrator, Lilian Swann Saarinen, measure nine linear feet and date from circa 1909 to 1977. The collection documents Saarinen's career through correspondence with artists, architects, publishers, and gallery owners; writings and notes, including manuscripts and illustrations for children's books and publications; project and teaching files; financial records; artwork, including numerous project sketches; and photos of Saarinen and her artwork. Saarinen's personal life is also documented through diaries and correspondence with friends and family members, including Eero Saarinen, to whom she was married from 1939-1953.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Cambridge sculptor and illustrator, Lilian Swann Saarinen, measure nine linear feet and date from circa 1909 to 1977. The collection documents Saarinen's career through correspondence with artists, architects, publishers, and gallery owners; writings and notes, including manuscripts and illustrations for children's books and publications; project and teaching files; financial records; artwork, including numerous project sketches; and photos of Saarinen and her artwork. Saarinen's personal life is also documented through diaries and correspondence with friends and family members, including Eero Saarinen, to whom she was married from 1939-1953.

Biographical material consists of resumes and biographical sketches, as well as a 1951 blueprint for the Eero Saarinen and Associates Office Building in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Correspondence documents Saarinen's personal and professional life through letters to and from Eero Saarinen and other family members, including six letters from Loja Saarinen; correspondence with artists and architects, including Merle Armitage, Charles and Ray Eames, Carl Koch, Henry Kreis, Carl Milles, Laszlo and Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, Robert Venturi, and Harry Weese; and friends and colleagues at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Knoll Associates. Also documented is Saarinen's business relationship with Midtown Galleries and Caresse Crosby, and publishers and publications including Child Life, Interiors, Otava Publishing Company, and Reynal & Hitchcock, Inc.

Writings and Notes document Saarinen's work on several children's publications, including Picture Book Zoo (1935) and Who Am I? (1946), through correspondence, notes, manuscript drafts, and extensive sketches. This series also includes Saarinen's ideas for other publications and incorporates some early writings and notes, as well as typescripts of her reminiscences about Eliel Saarinen, the Saarinen family, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Diaries consist of bound diary volumes, loose-leaf journal entries, and heavily annotated engagement calendars, documenting Saarinen's personal life, artistic aspirations, and career development from the 1930s-1970s. This material provides a deeply personal view of the emotional landscape of Saarinen's life, her struggles to balance her identity as a working artist with the roles of wife, mother, and homemaker, and the complex, and often competing, relationships within the renowned architectural family into which she married.

Project files document Saarinen's work on book cover designs, federal and post office commissions in Bloomfield, Indiana, Carlisle, Kentucky, and Evanston, Illinois, reliefs for the Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois, and other important commissions including the Harbor National Bank Clock in Boston, Massachusetts, the KLM Airlines installation at JFK Airport, the Fountain of Noah sculpture at the Northland Center in Detroit, Michigan, and the interior of Toffenetti's restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. Also documented is her role in designs for the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, with Eero Saarinen.

Teaching files document Saarinen's "Language of Clay Course" which she taught at Cambridge Art Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Financial records document exhibition and sales expenses for two exhibitions, including her show at G Place Gallery in 1944.

Printed material consists of clippings about Saarinen and her family, exhibition announcements and catalogs for herself and others, and reference files from the 1930s-1940s, primarily comprising clippings of animals.

Additional printed material documenting Saarinen's career can be found in one of two scrapbooks found in the collection. An additional scrapbook consists of clippings relating primarily to Saarinen's parents.

Artwork comprises extensive sketches, particularly animal and figure sketches, in graphite, crayon, ink, pastel, and watercolor. The sketches demonstrate in particular Saarinen's developing interest in and skill with animal portraiture from her childhood to the 1960s.

Photographs are primarily of artwork and Saarinen's 1944 exhibition at G Place Gallery. Also found are one negative of Saarinen, probably with Eero Saarinen, and a group photo including Lilian, Eero, and Eliel Saarinen with the model for the Detroit Civic Center, circa 1940s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1930s-1960s (3 folders; Box 1, OV 12)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-1974 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 8, OV 12)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1920s-1973 (1.3 linear feet, Boxes 2-3, 8, OVs 13-16)

Series 4: Diaries, 1930-1973 (1.4 linear feet, Boxes 3-5, 8)

Series 5: Project Files, 1931-1966 (1.7 linear feet, Boxes 5-6, 8, OVs 17-19)

Series 6: Teaching Files, 1966-1970 (3 folders, Box 6)

Series 7: Financial Records, 1940s-1970s (2 folders, Box 6)

Series 8: Printed Material, circa 1930s-1970s (0.2 linear feet, Box 6)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, circa 1909-1974 (2 folders; Boxes 6, 9)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1920s-circa 1960s (1.7 linear feet, Boxes 6-7, 9-10, OVs 20-27)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1940s, 1977 (0.5 linear feet, Boxes 7, 11, OV 27)
Biographical / Historical:
Cambridge artist and sculptor, Lilian Swann Saarinen (1912-1995), studied at the Art Students League with Alexander Archipenko in 1928, and later with Albert Stewart and Heninz Warneke from 1934-1936, before moving to Michigan where she studied with Carl Milles at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1936-1940. Saarinen was an accomplished skier and a member of the 1936 US Olympic ski team.

At Cranbrook, Swann met architect Eero Saarinen, whom she married in 1939. She subsequently worked with Saarinen's design group on a variety of projects, including the Westward Expansion Memorial, which later became known as the "Gateway Arch" in St. Louis. Lilian and Eero had a son, Eric, and a daughter, Susie, before divorcing in 1953.

Saarinen, who had developed an affinity for drawing animals in childhood, specialized in animal portraits in a variety of sculptural media. In 1939, she exhibited her sculpture Night, which depicted Bagheera the panther from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, at the World's Fair. The sculpture was placed in the Boston Public Garden in 1986. In the 1930s and 1940s Saarinen was commissioned to work on a variety of architectural projects, including reliefs for post offices in Bloomfield, Indiana, Carlisle, Kentucky, and Evanston, Illinois, and the Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois. She also executed commissions for the Harbor National Bank in Boston, KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) at JFK Airport, the Northland shopping Center in Detroit Michigan, and Toffenetti's Restaurant in Chicago.

Saarinen was a contributing author and illustrator for a variety of publications, including Child Life, Interiors and Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly. In 1935 she illustrated Picture Book Zoo for the Bronx Zoo and in 1946 Reynal & Hitchcock, Inc. published Who Am I?, a children's book which Saarinen wrote and illustrated.

Saarinen taught ceramic sculpture to soldiers for the Red Cross Arts and Skills Unit rehabilitation program in 1945, served on the Visiting Committee to the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from 1959-1964, where she taught ceramics, and later taught a course entitled "The Language of Clay" at the Cambridge Art Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of Saarinen's private students at Cambridge was her cousin, Edie Sedgwick.

Saarinen died in Cohasset, Massachusetts, in 1995 at the age of 83.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels 1152 and 1192) including a scrapbook containing clippings, copies of letters and telegrams received, and reproductions of Saarinen's work. There is a copy of Saarinen's book, "Who Am I?", and three albums containing photographs of Saarinen, photographs and reproductions of her work, a list of exhibitions, quotes about her, and writings by her about sculpture. Lent material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Lilian Swann Saarinen donated the collection in 1975. She lent additional materials for microfilming in 1976.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Illustrated books, Children's  Search this
Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Function:
Art commissions
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Diaries
Illustrations
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.saarlili
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Lilian Swann Saarinen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97f1e4305-3886-479a-9db7-48c98fd8d2dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-saarlili
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Benjamin Forgey papers

Creator:
Forgey, Benjamin  Search this
Extent:
28.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
circa 1964-2015
Scope and Contents:
A majority of the collection contains subject and research files documenting the writings of Benjamin Forgey and focuses on urban development, the art scene, and museum and monument building projects in Washington, D.C. Also included are administrative files, photographs, correspondence, and sound cassettes of lectures by Forgey on Washington architecture.
Biographical / Historical:
Benjamin Forgey (1938- ) is an architecture and art critic in Washington, D.C. Forgey wrote for the Washington Star from 1964 to 1981, and then for the Washington Post where he focused on architecture until his retirement in 2006.
Provenance:
Donated 2014 by Benjamin Forgey.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
City planning  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.forgbenj
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a19c8d52-915b-49f0-b74d-f61e8541b544
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-forgbenj

Group Shows, Other Locations, First Municipal Exhibition of American Art, Municipal Art Gallery, Atlantic City, N.J.

Collection Creator:
Downtown Gallery  Search this
Container:
Reel 5600 (Box 57), Frame 404-528
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Downtown Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. 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. Prior to publishing information regarding sales transactions, researchers are responsible for obtaining written permission from both artist and purchaser involved. If it cannot be established after a reasonable search whether an artist or purchaser is living, it can be assumed that the information may be published sixty years after the date of sale.
Collection Citation:
Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Downtown Gallery records
Downtown Gallery records / Series 3: Notebooks / 3.3: Publicity Notebooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-downgall-ref1127

Annual report - Philadelphia Art Jury

Author:
Philadelphia (Pa.) Art Jury  Search this
Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.) Art Jury  Search this
Physical description:
41 v. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Public works
Date:
1912
1912-1951
Topic:
Art, Municipal  Search this
Call number:
AP1 .P537
AP1.P537
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_397209

William Kentridge : triumphs and laments / edited by Carlos Basualdo

Title:
Triumphs and laments
Author:
Kentridge, William 1955- Triumphs and laments  Search this
Guercio, Gabriele Paradoxical monumentality  Search this
Settis, Salvatore Drawing, memoiry, and the city  Search this
Editor:
Basualdo, Carlos 1964-  Search this
Subject:
Kentridge, William 1955- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Kentridge, William 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
298 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm + 3 posters (19 x 111 cm, 56 x 37 cm, 19 x 220 cm ; folded to 19 x 13 cm)
Type:
Books
Interviews
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
Italy
Rome
Date:
2018
Topic:
Art, Municipal  Search this
Art and society  Search this
History in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105899

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