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Berenson, Bernard

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1953
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:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d0f936ca-99c3-49b5-88a5-3dd2689048a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref8990

Bernard Berenson

Artist:
Miriam Troop, 27 Apr 1917 - 19 Nov 2016  Search this
Sitter:
Bernard Berenson, 26 Jun 1865 - 6 Oct 1959  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 25cm x 28.8cm (9 13/16" x 11 5/16")
Sheet: 27.5cm x 35.5cm (10 13/16" x 14")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
Italia\Toscana\Firenze\Florence
Date:
1950
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Flower\Boutonniere  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Male  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Literature\Writer  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Visual Arts\Art critic  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Visual Arts\Art Historian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.72.38
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Miriam Troop
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d3e5a64e-d299-4e0c-8896-2d9c7e36eca9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.72.38

Bernard Berenson

Artist:
Walter Ernest Tittle, 9 Oct 1883 - 27 Mar 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Bernard Berenson, 26 Jun 1865 - 6 Oct 1959  Search this
Medium:
Drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 14.6 × 13.3 cm (5 3/4 × 5 1/4")
Sheet: 33.3 × 27.8 cm (13 1/8 × 10 15/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1932
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Male  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Literature\Writer  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Visual Arts\Art critic  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Visual Arts\Art Historian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.79.88
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49717bf3c-c39f-4635-822d-81fe3a8476fb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.79.88

Bernard Berenson

Artist:
Walter Ernest Tittle, 9 Oct 1883 - 27 Mar 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Bernard Berenson, 26 Jun 1865 - 6 Oct 1959  Search this
Medium:
Drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
Image (overall): 19.5 × 25.1 cm (7 11/16 × 9 7/8")
Sheet (overall): 34.8 × 27.3 cm (13 11/16 × 10 3/4")
Mat (overall): 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14")
Type:
Print
Place:
United Kingdom\England\Greater London\London
Date:
1932
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Jacket  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Male  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Literature\Writer  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Visual Arts\Art critic  Search this
Bernard Berenson: Visual Arts\Art Historian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Bequest of Frank B. Bristow) The Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the country’s first private museums, was established in 1869 to promote art and American genius. In 2014 the Works from the Corcoran Collection were distributed to institutions in Washington, D.C.
Object number:
NPG.2019.82
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4754b7108-c002-48ee-9179-816e6b954ef0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2019.82

Folder 4 Berenson, Bernard, 1910

Container:
Box 3 of 44
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: General Correspondence, 1892-1964, and undated / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0311-refidd1e1188

Berenson, Bernard. Seeing and Knowing. New York: MacMillan Company

Collection Creator:
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953
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:
Walter Pach papers, 1857-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Walter Pach papers
Walter Pach papers / Series 10: Selections from Walter Pach's Library / 10.3: Selected Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94928c41f-a44d-4ff2-9918-6d9ff1f3ed07
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pachwalt2-ref634

Berenson, Bernard. Sketch for a Self-Portrait. New York: Pantheon Books, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949
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:
Walter Pach papers, 1857-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Walter Pach papers
Walter Pach papers / Series 10: Selections from Walter Pach's Library / 10.3: Selected Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9351b00ed-8185-4b16-9c66-445d85f4b129
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pachwalt2-ref635

B

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1929
Scope and Contents note:
Missing Title

Bache, Jules S.

Baker, George F.

Baldwin, Charles

Barnard, George Grey

Barney Estate Company

Bayer, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S.

Bayer, Laura

Becker, Margaret

Berenson, Bernard

Biddle, Antony J. Drexel, Jr.

Bigelow, Henry Forbes

Blair, C. Ledyard

Bliss, Susan Dwight

Blum, Albert

Blumenthal, Mr. and Mrs. George

Boswell, Peyton

Bosworth, W. W.

Boulanger, Marcel

Bouy, Jules

Bradley, Edson

Breck, Joseph

Buckingham, Kate S.
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:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.2: Paris Office Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dffc2633-2eaa-40be-a7b5-f126989068d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref8734

B, General (single letters, Bailey - Blair)

Collection Creator:
Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1967
Scope and Contents note:
Bailey, Stephen K.

Bainton, Roland H.

Baker, Carlos

Bannister, Turpin

Barbour, J. Murray

Barker, John W.

Barnhart, Clarence L.

Barnouw, A. J.

Baron, H.

Barton, Jess

Bassi, Stelio

Bates, Donald G.

Baudry, J.

Bayón, Damián Carlos

Beaujouan, Guy

Becker, Marion R.

Beckley, Quitman

Behling, Lottlisa

Belangie, W. M.

Belen, Van der, Jack and Herman Liebaers

Beller, Elmer

Bellinger, Alfred R.

Belluschi, Pietro

Belt, Elmer

Berenson, Bernard [copy from S. J. Camp]

Berg, Gösta

Van der Berg-Noë

Berger, Pamela

Bergamnn, Rosemarie

Berry, Francis

Bertelli, Dr. and Mrs. Carlo

Biberman, Herbert

Bielefeld, Erwin

Bishop, Katherine

Blair, David

Blair, Madeline S.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of the unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own.
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:
Erwin Panofsky papers, 1904-1990 (bulk dates 1920-1968). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Erwin Panofsky papers
Erwin Panofsky papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: Colleagues, Scholars, Students and Other Individuals
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c9e94700-9143-417b-9bcc-30784063d55a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-panoerwi-ref38

Oral history interview with Katharine Kuh

Topic:
Saturday review
Interviewee:
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Creator:
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
First National Bank of Chicago -- Art collections  Search this
Katharine Kuh Gallery (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Vassar College  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Arensberg, Louise S. (Louise Stevenson), 1879-1953  Search this
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Paepcke, Walter Paul, 1896-1960  Search this
Porter, Eliot, 1901-1990  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Rich, Daniel Catton, 1904-1976  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Extent:
313 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 Mar. 18-1983 Mar. 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Katharine Kuh conducted 1982 Mar. 18-1983 Mar. 24, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.
Kuh speaks of her invalid childhood in Chicago, the development of her interest in art, classes in art history at Vassar College, and her career as curator of modern art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She recalls in particular the "Sanity in Art" movement against modern art in Chicago. Kuh describes her relationship with Mark Rothko and Rothko's relationships with Mark Tobey, Clyfford Still, Kate Rothko, Theodoros Stamos, Milton Avery, Stanley Kunitz, and Hans Hofmann.
Kuh discusses her parents, the family silk business, travelling in Europe as a child, life in Chicago, the effects of polio and other illnesses on her interests, and her student years at Vassar College. She remembers visiting Bernard Berenson in Italy with her family and again with Daniel Catton Rich, with whom she worked very closely at the Art Institute of Chicago. She speaks of the Katharine Kuh Gallery, which she started in the mid-1930s and its place in the vanguard of the Chicago art scene.
Kuh remembers the effects of the stock market crash on her personal situation, her marriage to businessman George Kuh, distaste for life in the suburbs, and her divorce. She discusses the Katharine Kuh Gallery and the actions taken against her business by members of the reactionary "Sanity in Art" movement (including a very funny anecdote concerning Carlos Merida). She speaks of the classes in modern art that she taught at her gallery and of some of the artists she exhibited there, including the photographers Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston.
Kuh remembers the McCarthy era and the political conservatism in Chicago, including her testimony on behalf of Bill Zimmerman, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs. She criticizes blockbuster exhibitions and the changes in the role of a museum curator. She reminisces about building the collection at the Art Institute of Chicago and the art education program she ran there, and recalls Stuart Davis, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Gyorgy Kepes, and Ivan Albright.
Kuh remembers Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Marcel Duchamp, as well as the collectors Walter Paepcke and Walter and Louise Arensberg (whose collection she surveyed in their home for an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago).
Kuh focuses on her memories of Mark Rothko, recalling when they met, their friendship, his manner of working, his feelings about his work, and his worries towards the end of his life. She talks about Clyfford Still, Barnett Newman, and Mark Tobey. Some parts of this tape repeat what she said earlier.
Kuh continues discussing Rothko, particularly his Houston chapel murals and the retrospective exhibition at MOMA in 1961. She remembers visiting Rothko's studio and describes his working methods. She relates Rothko's views on other artists, including Milton Avery, Clyfford Still, Turner, Robert Motherwell, and Adolf Gottlieb; parts repeat things said before. Kuh also discusses Rothko's wife and daughter.
Kuh recounts building the collection at the Art Institute of Chicago and speaks of the museum staff, trustees, and donors. She remembers Alfred Barr at MOMA.
Kuh continues speaking about the Art Institute of Chicago, describing the circumstances of her resignation and subsequent move to New York. She talks of knowing Peggy Guggenheim, Max Ernst, and Fernand Leger.
Kuh describes her work as a consultant to college museums and her writings. She discusses the field of art criticism and her career as art editor at Saturday Review. She recalls Clyfford Still's retrospective exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his death.
Kuh describes her work as a collector for the First National Bank of Chicago.
Kuh recounts more about her work at Saturday Review and her resignation. She goes into great detail about her travels in Alaska and British Columbia surveying Northwest Indian art for a government report. She speaks again about the McCarthy era.
Kuh speaks again about the Katharine Kuh Gallery and the artists she exhibited there, including Josef Albers (and his Black Mountain College), Alexander Archipenko, Stuart Davis, Paul Klee, Alexander Calder, and Man Ray.
Kuh continues her discussion of artists she exhibited at the Katharine Kuh Gallery, including Mark Tobey, Paul Klee, and Isamu Noguchi.
Kuh continues talking about artists she exhibited at the Katharine Kuh Gallery, including David Smith, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eliot Porter, Rufino Tamayo, and Jack Tworkov.
Biographical / Historical:
Katharine Kuh (1904-1994) was an art consultant, curator, and critic from Chicago and New York City.
General:
Originally recorded on 16 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 31 digital wav files. Duration is 21 hrs., 52 min.
Provenance:
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and his Times oral history project, with funding provided by the Mark Rothko Foundation.
Others interviewed on the project (by various interviewers) include: Sonia Allen, Sally Avery, Ben-Zion, Bernard Braddon, Ernest Briggs, Rhys Caparn, Elaine de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Esther Gottlieb, Juliette Hays, Sidney Janis, Buffie Johnson, Jacob Kainen, Louis Kaufman, Jack Kufeld, Stanley Kunitz, Joseph Liss, Dorothy Miller, Betty Parsons, Wallace Putnam, Rebecca Reis, Maurice Roth, Sidney Schectman, Aaron Siskind, Joseph Solman, Hedda Sterne, Jack Tworkov, Esteban Vicente and Ed Weinstein. Each has been cataloged separately.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from Avis Berman. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art museum curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art museum curators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kuh82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw941cbbacd-01e0-402c-828e-c3909d220c9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kuh82
Online Media:

David Kasmire papers

Creator:
Kasmire, David  Search this
Names:
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Bolles, John S.  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Crehan, Hubert  Search this
Gechtoff, Ethel  Search this
Gechtoff, Sonia, 1926-2018  Search this
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid, 1915-1965  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Montgomery Block (San Francisco, Calif.)
Date:
1949-1968
Scope and Contents:
Letters to David Kasmire from Hubert Crehan, Sonia Gechtoff, George McNeil, Wilfred Zogbaum describing the art scenes and the people involved in New York City and San Francisco between 1949 and 1968, including John Bolles, Herman Cherry, Ethel Gechtoff (Etya), Louise Nevelson Clay Edgar Spohn and others; a letter from Bernard Berenson to "Preston," Mar. 23, 1949; 1 photograph of Hubert Crehan and a group photograph of Crehan with Sonia Gechtoff and others; a photo postcard of the "Monkey Block" in San Francisco where artists Crehan, Sonia Gechtoff, Elmer Bischoff, James Weeks and others had studios; and 3 clippings, including an announcement for Sonia Gechtoff and Crehan exhibitions, n.d. and a story on the razing of the historic "Monkey Block" (1958).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; San Francisco, Calif. Had a studio in Montgomery Block, also known as "Monkey Block" in San Francisco, built in 1853, and occupied by artists and writers from early 1900s until its demolition in 1959.
Provenance:
Donated 1989 by David Kasmire.
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 York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- California -- San Francisco
Historic buildings -- California -- San Francisco
Identifier:
AAA.kasmdavi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dbfac821-f0a6-4097-819d-73c9e2340005
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kasmdavi

Bernard Berenson letter to William Mills Ivins

Creator:
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1947 Mar. 11
Citation:
Bernard Berenson. Bernard Berenson letter to William Mills Ivins, 1947 Mar. 11. William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6069
See more items in:
William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6069
Online Media:

Persian manuscripts & paintings from the Berenson Collection edited by Ayşin Yoltar-Yıldırım

Title:
Persian manuscripts and paintings from the Berenson Collection
Berenson Collection at I Tatti
Editor:
Yoltar-Yıldırım, Ayşin  Search this
Subject:
Firdawsī Shāhnāmah Illustrations  Search this
Berenson Library  Search this
Physical description:
235 pages illustrations (chiefly color), portrait 32 cm
Type:
Catalogues
Catalogs
Place:
Italy
Florence
Italie
Date:
2021
Topic:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian  Search this
Manuscripts, Persian  Search this
Manuscripts, Iranian  Search this
Enluminure iranienne  Search this
Enluminure  Search this
Manuscrits persans  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Illumination of books and manuscripts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1157508

Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987

Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Subject:
Howe, George  Search this
Johnson, Philip C.  Search this
Goldwater, Robert John  Search this
McCormick, Thomas J.  Search this
Kaufmann, Edgar  Search this
Berman, Leonid  Search this
Doesburg, Theo van  Search this
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Berman, Eugene  Search this
Francis, Henry Sayles  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Gill, Brendan  Search this
Erffa, Helmut von  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David)  Search this
Oud, J. J. P. (Jacobus Johannes Pieter)  Search this
Soby, James Thrall  Search this
Smith, Peter van der Meulen  Search this
Smith, E. Baldwin (Earl Baldwin)  Search this
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
Thomson, Virgil  Search this
Summerson, John Newenham, Sir  Search this
Sterner, Harold  Search this
Porter, Kingsley  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Pevsner, Nikolaus  Search this
Panofsky, Erwin  Search this
Sizer, Theodore  Search this
Scully, Vincent Joseph  Search this
Schindler, R. M. (Rudolph M.)  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln  Search this
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey)  Search this
Wittkower, Rudolf  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Abbott, Jere  Search this
Austin, Arthur Everett  Search this
Type:
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9728
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212014
AAA_collcode_hitchenp
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212014
Online Media:

Berenson, Bernard

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3eb5b1598-ca84-44c3-b363-6087fde7fce0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref114

Daniel Varney Thompson papers

Creator:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Names:
Courtauld Institute of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Greene, Belle da Costa, 1883-1950  Search this
McKean, Mary Sargeant  Search this
Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984  Search this
Winslow, Henry, b. 1874  Search this
Extent:
10.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Watercolors
Photographs
Poetry
Musical scores
Prints
Oil paintings
Manuscripts
Date:
1848-1979
bulk 1923-1979
Summary:
The papers of art conservator and historian, engineer, and professor Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) are dated 1848-1979, with the bulk of the material dated 1923-1979. The collection measures 10.1 linear feet and consists of biographical material, correspondence, subject files, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art conservator and historian, professor, engineer, and writer Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) are dated 1848-1979, with the bulk of the material dated 1923-1979. The collection measures 10.1 linear feet and consists of biographical material, correspondence, subject files, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical information includes certificates and diplomas, passports, and wills. Correspondence documents Daniel Varney Thompson's personal and professional life. Personal correspondence centers heavily on family members including his brother, the composer Randall Thompson. Professional correspondence concerns Thompson's academic career, research, writing, and work as a technical consultant and engineer. Among the correspondents are colleagues from Harvard, Yale, the Courtauld Institute, publishers, and academic and technical journals, in addition to corporate clients.

Subject files are comprised of varying correspondence, printed matter, photographs, notes and writings relating to Thompson's areas of interest. Personal and professional subject files include many relating to his research interests and engineering consulting projects. Of particular interest are numerous letters from Bernard Berenson. There is also correspondence with Belle da Costa Greene, as well as files concerning the Kermes beetle (a source of crimson dyes in the middle ages). Food and gardening subject files reflect Thompson's career as a writer and columnist on these subjects.

Writings consist mainly of manuscripts, drafts, research and miscellaneous notes; also included are diaries, poems, miscellaneous items, and a music score. Daniel Varney Thompson's personal and professional writings include two diaries, poems, and student writings. Most of his extant writings are on art-related topics, science and technology. Among the notes is an index to medieval manuscripts on craftsmanship in major European libraries was compiled by Thompson in 1935. His work on the subject remains unpublished and his notes are extremely valuable since some of the materials noted were lost in World War II. Scientific and technical notebooks, along with various wirings and reports, document projects undertaken as a technical consultant and engineer. The food and gardening writings are extensive and consist of manuscripts and notes for articles and columns, and for a book-length compilation of these writings. Among the writings by other authors are diaries of his mother and wife, and a music score by his brother, Randall Thompson.

Artwork by Daniel Varney Thompson, Mary Sargent McKean, and Henry Winslow consists of drawings, prints, watercolors, a sketchbook, and an oil painting. Printed material includes articles and book reviews by Daniel Varney Thompson, and items about or mentioning him and his family. Also found are articles and books about art, history, medieval studies, science and technology, and food and gardening topics.

Photographs are of artwork, people, places and miscellaneous subjects. Images of people are mainly Thompson and family members.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1848-1970s (Box 1, OV 11-12; 0.3 linear ft.)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1914-1979 (Boxes 1-3; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1925-1979 (Boxes 3-6; 3.0 linear ft.)

Series 4: Writings, 1907-1970s (Boxes 6-9; 2.85 linear ft.)

Series 5: Artwork, 1923-1934 (Box 9, OV 13; 5 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1917-1979 (Box 9; 0.75 linear ft.)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1900-1972 (Box 10; 0.4 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) was an art conservator and historian, professor, engineer, and writer. A noted authority on medieval painting, Varney lived and worked primarily in the Boston area and London.

Daniel Varney Thompson was born in New Jersey in 1902. He was the son of Grace Randall Thompson and Daniel Varney Thompson, Sr., a classics teacher at the Lawrenceville School and later headmaster of Boston Latin School. American composer Randall Thompson was his older brother. Following family tradition, Thompson attended Harvard, earning the A.B. in 1922 and A.M. in 1926, focusing his attention on fine arts, physical chemistry, and literature. Daniel V. Thompson stopped using the designation Jr. after his father's death in 1932.

Between 1922 and 1925 Thompson was employed in the Fogg Museum's laboratory devoted to analyzing art materials for the purposes of detecting forgeries, preserving works of art, and devising methods to aid working artists. During this period, Thompson went to Italy as a Sheldon Fellow in Fine Arts, to learn medieval fresco painting techniques from Edward W. Forbes, Director of the Fogg Museum. He also had an opportunity to study medieval and Renaissance painting techniques with Inicio Federico Joni, and while in Italy began life-long friendships with the Forbes family and Bernard Berenson. Thompson served as a technical advisor to the 1924-1925 Second Harvard China Expedition; he traveled to China by way of India, where he studied wall paintings in caves at Ajanta and Elura and researched newly discovered scrolls.

Daniel Varney Thompson was on the faculty of Yale from 1926-1933, where he taught art history, and tempera painting courses, and laid the foundation for the Department of Fine Arts when Yale became a university in 1932. During his time at Yale, Thompson married Cecile [Cecily] de Luze Simonds.

When The American Council of Learned Societies awarded Thompson a research fellowship for the academic year 1933/34, he returned to Europe and surveyed major libraries for materials concerning the history of technology of the arts. Thompson was then invited to be Professor of the History of Technology at the University of London. He was on the faculty from 1934-1946, and also served as research and technical advisor, developing a laboratory at the Courtauld Institute for analysis of art materials.

During World War II, the Courtauld's laboratory - which had facilities for emission, absorption, and x-ray spectrography - was offered to the Ministry of Aircraft Production. To avoid compromising the University's tax-free status, Thompson formed and served as managing director of Daniel Varney Limited, a private company which leased the premises and equipment. From 1940 to 1945, the company was operated in the name of the Courtauld Institute, employing 200 people in tool making, gauge making, fine mechanisms, and development and production of optics instruments. After the war, Daniel Varney Limited shifted its interests to high vacuum diffusion pumps, gas manipulation, and glassblowing.

Upon returning to the United States in 1947, Thompson settled in the Boston area, becoming a technical consultant. He worked on projects for E-Z Mills, Inc., Sylvania Eloctronics, Comstock & Wescott, Inc., and other corporations. He was chief engineer of Jarrell-Ash Co., 1953-1955, redesigning optical instruments, spectrography, and schlieren systems. Between 1955 and 1957, Thompson served as Vice President of Swett & Sibley, involved with the design and development of optical instruments, scanning spectrometers, and densistometers. He then moved to Avco Corporation, where for the next decade he was a Senior Staff Consultant working on optical design in rocket instrumentation. Thompson retired from his engineering career in 1967.

Daniel V. Thompson wrote and published extensively. Art-related writings include translations and a monograph published by Yale University Press, and numerous articles and reviews. Translations are: Cennino Cennini's Il Libro dell'Arte (3 volumes: Text of Il Libro dell'Arte, 1932; The Craftsman's Handbook, 1933; and The Practice of Tempera Painting, 1936), and An Anonymous Fourteenth Century Treatise ( De arte illuminadi) (with his student George Heard Hamilton), 1936. A monograph, The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting (foreword by Bernard Berenson) appeared in 1936.

Most of Thompson's scientific and technical writings are unpublished and relate to projects for which he served as a consulting engineer.

Soon after retiring, Thompson began a new career that he continued for the remainder of his life. A serious cook and long-time gardener, he began writing about these topics, producing weekly columns that were published by newspapers from Maine to Chicago and contributing articles to Gourmet, Horticulture, and similar periodicals. Thompson also lectured to garden clubs and judged garden and flower competitions.

Daniel Varney Thompson died on January 4, 1980, following an automobile accident in Malaga, Spain.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are oral history interviews conducted with Daniel V. Thompson by Robert Brown, September 25, 1974-November 2, 1976. There are also three letters from Thompson to his sister-in-law Edith Simonds Moore.
Provenance:
The Daniel Varney Thompson papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in increments between 1974-1981 by Mr. Thompson and his estate.
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:
Conservators  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Topic:
Food  Search this
Gardening  Search this
Engineers -- United States  Search this
Authors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Kermes (Insect)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Watercolors
Photographs
Poetry
Musical scores
Prints
Oil paintings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Berenson, Bernard

Collection Creator:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1935
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:
Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Daniel Varney Thompson papers / Series 3: Subject Files / 3.1: Personal and Professional
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Archives of American Art
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Mariano, Nicky (see: Berenson, Bernard)

Collection Creator:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Daniel Varney Thompson papers
Daniel Varney Thompson papers / Series 3: Subject Files / 3.1: Personal and Professional
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Berenson, Bernard

Collection Creator:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1939
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:
Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Daniel Varney Thompson papers / Series 3: Subject Files / 3.1: Personal and Professional
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Berenson, Bernard

Collection Creator:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1968
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:
Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Daniel Varney Thompson papers
Daniel Varney Thompson papers / Series 3: Subject Files / 3.1: Personal and Professional
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