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Charles Baskerville papers

Creator:
Baskerville, Charles, 1896-  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (83 items on 1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scrapbooks
Date:
1936-1976
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Charles Baskerville papers consist of 40 letters (1937-1972), mostly about portraits done by Baskerville from friends and clients; biographical data; two magazine articles pertaining to Baskerville; and 25 exhibition catalogues and announcements (1936-1976). Also included are two albums, one containing photographs of portraits by Baskerville, and one containing photographs of Baskerville and miscellaneous printed material; and 12 loose photographs of Baskerville, including one with Gene Tunny and Charles Lindbergh.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Baskerville, Jr. (1896-1994) was a painter and muralist in New York, New York known primarily for his portraits of heads of state, military leaders, prominent members of society. Baskerville served in the Rainbow Division during World War I and sketched his fellow soldiers while convalescing from a wound. During World War II he was a lieutenant colonel with the Army Air Force and was the official portrait painter, creating more than 60 portraits of officers and enlisted men.
Related Materials:
The Cornell University Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections holds the Charles Baskerville papers.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1976 by Charles Baskerville.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Portrait painters  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Charles Baskerville papers. Owned by Charles Baskerville. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.baskchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-baskchar

Kay Francis

Artist:
Charles Baskerville, 16 Apr 1896 - 21 Nov 1994  Search this
Sitter:
Kay Francis  Search this
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
Kay Francis: Female  Search this
Kay Francis: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York, Theatre Collection
Object number:
66.64.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm485af9850-a992-43c9-bdbf-41f260eae1dd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_66.64.1

Anita Loos

Artist:
Charles Baskerville, 16 Apr 1896 - 21 Nov 1994  Search this
Sitter:
Anita Loos, 26 Apr 1888 - 18 Aug 1981  Search this
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Anita Loos: Female  Search this
Anita Loos: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Anita Loos: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Anita Loos: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York, Theatre Collection
Object number:
67.45.DUP2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ef044af8-c00a-4c51-832c-67402458e347
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_67.45.DUP2

Diana Manners

Artist:
Charles Baskerville, 16 Apr 1896 - 21 Nov 1994  Search this
Sitter:
Diana Manners  Search this
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
Diana Manners: Female  Search this
Diana Manners: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York, Theatre Collection
Object number:
66.64.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm448f1b135-c0e9-459c-bf93-d0429be0a5fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_66.64.2

Helen Hayes as Victoria in "Victoria Regina"

Artist:
Charles Baskerville, 16 Apr 1896 - 21 Nov 1994  Search this
Sitter:
Helen Hayes, 10 Oct 1900 - 17 Mar 1993  Search this
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Helen Hayes: Female  Search this
Helen Hayes: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Helen Hayes: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Helen Hayes: Oscar  Search this
Helen Hayes: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York, Theatre Collection
Object number:
64.72
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b7abf010-f85e-44fb-97eb-5aa3b6d15fa1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_64.72

Richard Rodgers

Artist:
Charles Baskerville, 16 Apr 1896 - 21 Nov 1994  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Rodgers, 28 Jun 1902 - 30 Dec 1979  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
91.8cm x 76.6cm (36 1/8" x 30 3/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Male  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Lyricist  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Richard Rodgers: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist
Object number:
S/NPG.68.26
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4262e6ed9-7c4f-489f-838e-1e61dd0e925e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.68.26

Rocky Mountain Goat - Bronx Zoo

Designer:
Charles Baskerville, American, 1896–1994  Search this
Medium:
Blue, green, black and brown watercolor over graphite
Type:
animals
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1936
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Charles Baskerville
Accession Number:
1977-36-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4df6513d0-55ed-44c7-a028-f82a35751469
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1977-36-1

Mural Design, A Jaguar Hunt in a Mexican Jungle, Mexican Pavilion, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Estate, Old Westbury, NY

Designer:
Charles Baskerville, American, 1896–1994  Search this
Client:
Colonel Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American, 1899 - 1992  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, graphite on cream wove paper
Type:
mural designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1936
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Charles Baskerville
Accession Number:
1977-36-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4761692b7-57ff-42b2-96a1-4a1896fdd06b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1977-36-2

Mural Design, A Jaguar Hunt in a Mexican Jungle, Mexican Pavilion, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Estate, Old Westbury, NY

Designer:
Charles Baskerville, American, 1896–1994  Search this
Client:
Colonel Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American, 1899 - 1992  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, graphite on cream wove paper
Type:
mural designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1936
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Charles Baskerville
Accession Number:
1977-36-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4697bc41f-27ea-42c5-b905-805081e421ad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1977-36-3

Mural Design, A Jaguar Hunt in a Mexican Jungle, Mexican Pavilion, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Estate, Old Westbury, NY

Designer:
Charles Baskerville, American, 1896–1994  Search this
Client:
Colonel Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American, 1899 - 1992  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, graphite on cream wove paper
Type:
mural designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1936
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Charles Baskerville
Accession Number:
1977-36-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq433c87c2b-b722-45c8-b33f-1f884f597261
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1977-36-4

Rocky Mountain Goats

Artist:
Charles Baskerville, American, 1896–1994  Search this
Medium:
Wood, masonite, paint, lacquer, metal
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Folding screen
Object Name:
Folding screen
Made in:
New York, New York, USA
Date:
1936
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Charles S. Payson
Accession Number:
1977-46-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ef530836-19ca-42df-916c-083f8dde687e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1977-46-1

National Society of Mural Painters records

Creator:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Red Cross  Search this
United States Capitol Historical Society  Search this
Baskerville, Charles, 1896-  Search this
Covey, Arthur Sinclair, 1877-1960  Search this
Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982  Search this
Fausett, Dean, 1913-  Search this
Fortel, Ruth  Search this
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Molinari, Everett  Search this
Stewart, Jack, 1926-2005  Search this
Treadwell, Helen, 1902-  Search this
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott), b. 1877  Search this
Extent:
13.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1895 - circa 2007
Summary:
The records of the National Society of Mural Painters measure 13.1 linear feet and date from 1895 to circa 2007. The activities of the society are documented through administrative files, membership files, correspondence, committee files, exhibition and competition files, artist files, financial and legal records, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographic materials.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the National Society of Mural Painters measure 13.1 linear feet and date from 1895 to circa 2007. The activities of the society are documented through administrative files, membership files, correspondence, committee files, exhibition and competition files, artist files, financial and legal records, printed material, a scrapbook, and photographic materials.

Administrative files include meeting minutes and agendas, historical information, and newsletter drafts, and the organization's constitution and by-laws. Membership files contain correspondence with members about their applications and acceptance or denial of membership, member voting ballots, and lists of members. General correspondence is with artists, members, organizations, universities, and federal commissions, and documents a wide varity of NSMP activities; additional correspondence is scattered throughout other series. Correspondence is with Charles Baskerville, Arthur Covey, Allyn Cox, Dean Fausett, Ruth Fortel, Edward Lanning, Everett Molinari, Jack Stewart, and Helen Tredwell, as well as with the American Federation of Arts, the Commission of Fine Arts on War Memorials, Fine Arts Federation, and the U. S. Capitol Historical Society.

Committee files document the work of various NSMP standing and ad hoc committees. Exhibition and competition files include correspondence, photographs, catalogs, itineraries, and printed materials for the NSMP's 1976 U.S. Bicentennial celebration projects, including the "Freedom Murals," "Caravan of Freedom," and "Momentous Events in American History." Additional files document the Red Cross Canteen Project, Federal Art Project, the Municipal Art Society exhibition in 1940, New York City subway murals, and other competitions and public art mural projects.

Artist files primarily date from the 1960s through the 1990s and often include biographies, resumes, correspondence, and photographs of works of art. Financial and legal records include the NSMP treasurer's files, ledgers, and miscellany. Also found in the records are printed materials; a mixed media scrapbook dating from 1923-1935; photographs of meetings, events, exhibitions, and works of art; photo collages of members with examples of their works of art. There are also lantern slides of Francis D. Millet in his studio and with his murals, and of J. Scott Williams with his art work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series reflecting the original order of the records.

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1895-circa 2007 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 2: Membership Files, 1915-2001 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1912-2001 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 4: Committee Files, 1909-1960s (0.3 linear feet; Box 5)

Series 5: Exhibition and Competition Files, 1917-1998 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 5-7)

Series 6: Artist Files, 1915-1990s (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 18)

Series 7: Financial and Legal Records, 1895-1996 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 8-10)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1915-2000 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 10-11)

Series 9: Scrapbook, 1923-1935 (0.2 linear feet; Box 11)

Series 10: Photographic Material, circa 1900-1997 (2.5 linear feet; Boxes 12-18)
Biographical / Historical:
Originally named The Mural Painters, the National Society of Mural Painters (NSMP) was founded in 1895 in New York City by a group of artists, including John W. Alexander, Kenyon Cox, Edwin Blashfield, and John LaFarge, who were concerned with the design and execution of mural art for architecture in the United States. The organization's first president was Frederic Crowninshield. For well over one hundred years members of NSMP have created significant and monumental works of art across the country. Many significant American artists have been members and served as past presidents, such as George Biddle, Hildreth Meiére, Arthur S. Covey, Allyn Cox, Helen Treadwell, and Xavier Gonzales, among many others.

Since its founding, the NSMP has collaborated with the Fine Arts Section of the Treasury Department, the federal WPA Arts Project, and the design boards of several World's Fairs. As a member of Artists for Victory, NSMP coordinated the execution of murals for barracks and camps, as well as many triptych alterpieces.

NSMP organizes exhibitions and conductes competitions. In celebration of its one hundredth anniversary, a centennial exhibition was held in October 1995 at the Art Students League. Society members work with other organizations, actively sponsoring legislation for the development and commission of public works of art. Still active today, the current president is Jeff Greene.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel NSM1) including 83 photographs of mural paintings and mural studies, and 25 exhibition boards showing sculptures, mosaics, and mural paintings with the artist's name, medium, title, and location listed. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The National Society of Mural Painters lent materials for microfilming in 1963 and donated records in 1965-1966. The National Society of Mural Painters, via President Jeff Greene, gave papers in 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Muralists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895 - circa 2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.natimurp
See more items in:
National Society of Mural Painters records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-natimurp

National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895 - circa 2007

Creator:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Cox, Allyn  Search this
Fortel, Ruth  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Molinari, Everett  Search this
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Treadwell, Helen  Search this
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott)  Search this
Baskerville, Charles  Search this
Covey, Arthur Sinclair  Search this
Stewart, Jack  Search this
Fausett, Dean  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Red Cross  Search this
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
United States Capitol Historical Society  Search this
Type:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9083
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211276
AAA_collcode_natimurp
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211276
Online Media:

Baskerville, Charles

Collection Creator:
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1960
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:
National Society of Mural Painters records, 1895 - circa 2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
National Society of Mural Painters records
National Society of Mural Painters records / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-natimurp-ref44

Baskerville, Charles

Collection Creator:
Bulliet, C.J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1888-1959
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:
The C. J. Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers / Series 4: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bullclar-ref348

Baskerville, Charles, Jr.

Collection Creator:
Bulliet, C.J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929
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:
The C. J. Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers / Series 4: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bullclar-ref349

Charles Baskerville papers, 1936-1976

Creator:
Baskerville, Charles, 1896-1994  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5874
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208714
AAA_collcode_baskchar
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208714

Charles Baskerville : artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Baskerville, Charles 1896-1994  Search this
Physical description:
3 folders
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000183
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_136934

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Baskerville, Charles 1896-1994  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0117855
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_117856

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Baskerville, Charles 1896-1994  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1970
Image number:
JUL J0018543
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_18543

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