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Charles Rand Penney papers

Creator:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Charles Rand Penney Collection  Search this
Arp, Jean, 1887-1966  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Ganso, Emil, 1895-1941  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Miró, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Moore, Henry, 1898-  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Steinberg, Saul  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert, 1907-1987  Search this
Extent:
23.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1994
bulk 1945-1994
Summary:
The papers of art collector Charles Rand Penney measure 23.1 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1994 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945 to 1994. The majority of the collection consists of Penney's art collection files, which include printed materials, correspondence, notes, and photographic materials. Also found within the papers are catalogs from exhibitions that featured artwork from Penney's collection.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art collector Charles Rand Penney measure 23.1 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1994 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945 to 1994. The collection consists primarily of Penney's art collection files which include printed materials, correspondence, notes, and photographic materials. Also found within the papers are catalogs from exhibitions that featured artwork from Penney's collection.

Artists of significance represented in Penney's art collection files include Jean Arp, John James Audubon, Milton Avery, Harry Beroia, Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Philip Evergood, Emil Ganso, Robert Goodnough, Red Grooms, Edward Hopper, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Beverly Pepper, George Segal, John Sloan, Theodoros Stamos, Saul Steinberg, and Ulfert Wilke, among many others. Also included are files for artists that participated in theToronto 20 portfolio project in 1965. The files do not include Penney's files relating to Charles Burchfield, Wester New York state artists, or objects from the Arts and Craft movement.

A few notable exhibition catalogs found in the series of catalogs of the Charles Rand Penney art collection are Charles Burchfield: The Charles Rand Penney Collection, The Graphic Art of Emil Ganso, Drawings from the Collection of Charles Rand Penney, Quilts Coverlets Hooked Rugs from the Collection of Charles Rand Penney, The Charles Rand Penney Collection: Twentieth Century Art, and An American Visionary: Watercolors and Drawings of Charles E. Burchfield.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Art Collection Files, 1923-1994 (Box 1-23, OV 24; 22.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Catalogs of the Charles Rand Penney Art Collection, 1966-1991 (Box 23, 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Rand Penney (1923-2010) was an art collector from Buffalo, New York. He was well known for his collection of art by Western New York artists, but also collected art from Europe, Africa, Oceania, and other regions of the United States. His travels contributed to the eclectic mix of paintings, drawings, sculptures, hooked rugs, quilts, and tribal art found within his art collection.

Penney cited receiving the watercolor Warrior in 1933 from Western New York artist Bob Blair as the beginning of his life as an art collector. Years later, Penney served in World War II, attended law school, and began practicing law in the 1950s. His collections grew quickly during the late 1950s through 1970s. Penney collected over 100,000 works of art during his lifetime, much of it guided by dealers James and Merle Goodman.

In 1963, Penney began donating artwork to the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York. In total, approximately 400 works of art were donated to the gallery including Big Diamond by David Smith and Beverly Pepper's Vertical Ventaglio (1967-1968). Penney also donated over 1000 works of art to the Burchfield Art Center in Buffalo, New York.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Charles Rand Penney conducted by Robert F. Brown on August 14-16, 1981. Additional files relating to the Charles Rand Penney Foundation (1963-1976) are located at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. Files relating to Western New York state artists, Charles Burchfield, and American Arts and Crafts are located at the Burchfield-Penney Center at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1993-1994 by Charles Rand Penney.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Citation:
Charles Rand Penney Papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pennchar
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Charles Rand Penney papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pennchar
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Charles Rand Penney papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994

Creator:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Subject:
Wilke, Ulfert  Search this
Miró, Joan  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Arp, Jean  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Moore, Henry  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Steinberg, Saul  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Goodnough, Robert  Search this
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Charles Rand Penney Collection  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6426
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215548
AAA_collcode_pennchar
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215548
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Catalogs of the Charles Rand Penney Art Collection

Collection Creator:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 23)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1991
Scope and Contents:
Found here are catalogs from exhibitions that featured artwork from Charles Rand Penney's collection of art.
Arrangement:
The series is arranged in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Charles Rand Penney Papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pennchar, Series 2
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Charles Rand Penney papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-pennchar-ref2

Artworks in the Charles Rand Penney Collection, General

Collection Creator:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Charles Rand Penney Papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Rand Penney papers
Charles Rand Penney papers / Series 1: Art Collection Files / Goodnough, Robert
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pennchar-ref476

Artworks in the Charles Rand Penney Collection, Abstraction in Black and Red (1962)

Collection Creator:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Charles Rand Penney Papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles Rand Penney papers
Charles Rand Penney papers / Series 1: Art Collection Files / Goodnough, Robert
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pennchar-ref477

Artworks in the Charles Rand Penney Collection, Abstraction X (1963)

Collection Creator:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Charles Rand Penney Papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles Rand Penney papers
Charles Rand Penney papers / Series 1: Art Collection Files / Goodnough, Robert
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pennchar-ref478

Artworks in the Charles Rand Penney Collection, Black Boat Drawing (1964)

Collection Creator:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Charles Rand Penney Papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles Rand Penney papers
Charles Rand Penney papers / Series 1: Art Collection Files / Goodnough, Robert
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pennchar-ref479

Artworks in the Charles Rand Penney Collection, The Boat

Collection Creator:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Charles Rand Penney Papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles Rand Penney papers
Charles Rand Penney papers / Series 1: Art Collection Files / Goodnough, Robert
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pennchar-ref480

Artworks in the Charles Rand Penney Collection, Primary Blocks (1965)

Collection Creator:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 45
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Charles Rand Penney Papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles Rand Penney papers
Charles Rand Penney papers / Series 1: Art Collection Files / Goodnough, Robert
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pennchar-ref481

Artworks in the Charles Rand Penney Collection, Red and Blue Forms (1964)

Collection Creator:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Charles Rand Penney Papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles Rand Penney papers
Charles Rand Penney papers / Series 1: Art Collection Files / Goodnough, Robert
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pennchar-ref482

Sunburst [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Burchfield, Charles 1893-1967  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1929-1931
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Sun  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Cloud  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0053042
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_53043

Late Afternoon Twilight [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Title:
Late Autumn Twilight [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Burchfield, Charles 1893-1967  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1920
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Cityscape--Town  Search this
Cityscape--Time--Twilight  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Travel--Land--Wagon  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Landscape--Town  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0053113
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_53114

Dismantling a Church [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Burchfield, Charles 1893-1967  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1922
Topic:
Architecture exterior--Religious--Church  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Construction  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0053154
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_53155

November Mood [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Burchfield, Charles 1893-1967  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1928
Topic:
Landscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0053161
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_53162

Carolina Village [graphic arts] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Burchfield, Charles 1893-1967  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1924
Topic:
Cityscape--South Carolina  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Conversation  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0053167
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_53168

Sunburst [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Burchfield, Charles 1893-1967  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1929-1931
Topic:
Landscape--Weather--Storm  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Sun  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0053173
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_53174

"Charles Burchfield: The Charles Rand Penney Collection" (1978) by Julie Hartenstein. [catalog]

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 536, Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Publications
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Publications
Publications / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0536-refidd1e689

Charles Burchfield: The Charles Rand Penney Collection, 1978

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 518, Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Exhibition Catalogs
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Exhibition Catalogs
Exhibition Catalogs / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0518-refidd1e1222

Exhibit catalogue for Charles Rand Penney's collection of Emil Ganso at the Kenan Center

Subject:
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Penney, Charles Rand  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1969
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17797
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Charles Rand Penney papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17797
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Embryo, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
House, John V. 1926-1982  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Avenue Rochester New York 14607 Accession Number: 75.220
Date:
1961
Topic:
Allegory--Life--Creation  Search this
Control number:
IAS 37390097
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_296947

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