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Oral history interview with Herman Maril

Interviewee:
Maril, Herman  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Names:
Cummington School of the Arts -- Faculty  Search this
King-Smith Playhouse and School of Theatre Arts (Washington, D.C.) -- Faculty  Search this
Maryland Institute, College of Art -- Students  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Washington Workshop Center for the Arts -- Faculty  Search this
Argento, Mino, 1927-  Search this
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886-  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Giotto, 1266?-1337  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954  Search this
O'Hara, Eliot, 1890-1969  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
39 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 September 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herman Maril conducted 1965 September 5, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Maril speaks of growing up in Baltimore, Maryland.; attending the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts; visiting museums in the Washington, D.C. area; exhibiting his paintings in Washington, D.C. galleries and New York City galleries; working for the Treasury Art Project; surviving the Great Depression; teaching at the Cummington School of Art in Cummington, Massachusetts; serving in the Army Air Corps during WWII; painting murals with the Public Buildings Administration; teaching at the King-Smith School, the Washington Workshop of the Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the University of Maryland; living in Provincetown; painting and his influences; being interviewed for books and a short film. Maril also recalls Roger Frye, Paul Cézanne, Henry Roben, Charles Walther, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Edward Rowan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Chaim Gross, Henri Matisse, Piero della Francesca, Mino Argento, Olin Dows, Giotto di Bondone, Georges Henri Rouault, Wassily Kandinksy, Charles Walthrop, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Eliot O'Hara, Sheldon Cheney, Florence Watson, Jacques Lipchitz, Mason F. Lord, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Maril (1908-1986) was a painter and printmaker from Baltimore, Maryland.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Printmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Depressions -- 1929  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.maril65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9647c5ac2-0507-4014-9bb0-163cd7730a2a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maril65
Online Media:

Art and the machine an account of industrial design in 20th-century America by Sheldon Cheney and Martha Candler Cheney

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Cheney, Martha Smathers Candler 1889-1973  Search this
Printer:
Maple Press Company  Search this
Publisher:
Whittlesey House (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 307 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Texts
Books
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
1936
Topic:
Design  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Industrial arts  Search this
Métiers  Search this
Desenho Industrial  Search this
Call number:
NK1403 .C45 1936X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102387

Art and the postage stamp : being an excursion into one of our humbler philistinisms / by Sheldon Cheney

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
[8] leaves : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1923
1925
1923-25
Topic:
Postage stamps  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
HE6183.A7 C51 1923
HE6183.A7C51 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_285038

A new World history of art

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 676 p. illus. (part col.) maps (on lining papers) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
Topic:
Art--History  Search this
Call number:
N5300 .C518 1956
N5300.C518 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_32988

Art and the machine; an account of industrial design in 20th- century America, by Sheldon Cheney and Martha Candler Cheney

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Cheney, Martha Smathers Candler 1889-1973  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 307 p. incl. front., illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
[c1936]
Topic:
Industrial design  Search this
Industrial arts  Search this
Call number:
NK1403 .C45 1936X
NK1403.C45 1936X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381045

Sheldon Cheney papers, 1915-1972

Creator:
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886-1980  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Barnsdall, Aline  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Citation:
Sheldon Cheney papers, 1915-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7234
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209375
AAA_collcode_chenshel
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209375

Mitchell Siporin papers

Creator:
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886-  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Millman, Edward, 1907-1964  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Extent:
5.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1913-1990
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information, correspondence, photographs, writings, research and subject files, works of art, motion picture film, interview transcripts, financial material, printed material and miscellany relating to Mitchell Siporin.
Personal photographs of Siporin, stage sets and art work by him.
Circa 1000 letters relating to his painting, his teaching, his service as a war artist during World War II and the Federal Art Project, including letters from Sheldon Cheney, Edith Halpert, Edward Rowan, Holger Cahill, Edward Millman, Max Abramowitz, Lee Nordness, and others; biographical material; notes and lectures; art history research files; sketches; price lists for his art works; expense accounts and tax records; blueprints and architectural plans; photographs, including WWII photographs and photographs of his art work; reproductions of his art work; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.
Letters from Siporin to his brother and sister-in-law, Seymour and Mary Sipporin, as well as letters to Siporin from Jack Levine and Carl Holty. Writings, including scripts for lectures, journal articles, an unfinished novel by Siporin, a journal describing his experience in North Africa during WWII as a war photographer and painter, notes taken during sabbaticals, and a eulogy written by Siporin for Henry Varnum Poor. Photographs of Siporin with friends and family, including Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Peter Pollack, Edward Millman, and Philip Guston and a portrait of Siporin by Arnold Newman, as well as Siporin's artwork. Subject files, including the Woodstock Art Conference, American Artists' Congress, the American Federation of Arts, WWII, the Army at War exhibit, Siporin's involvement in the WPA, as well material on Siporin's Haymarket drawings used for a 1934 issue of Left Front magazine. Works of art including two studies for St. Louis, Missouri, Post Office murals, and a sketch of Siporin by S.P. Kaufman.
A VHS video and DVD copy, transferred from 16mm motion picture film, showing Siporin at work on his St. Louis frescoes (b&w, 3 min., no sound). Interview transcripts of an interview with Siporin conducted by Geofrrey Swift as well as an interview with Siporin conducted by Melvyn Bragg for the BBC. Financial records, including sales contracts. Printed material, including exhibition catalogs and programs, and newspaper clippings as well as an exhibition poster from Babcock Galleries. Also included is a small amount of material relating to Jennie Siporin, Mitchell Siporin's mother.
Biographical / Historical:
Mitchell Siporin (1910-1976) was a painter and photographer from Newton, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
The collection has been donated in several installments beginning in 1978 when Siporin's widow Miriam lent materials for microfilming (reels 1328 and 1332). She also donated materials at that time and again in 1992, at which time it was also microfilmed (reels 2011-12 and 2061). In 2003, Judith Siporin, Siporin's daughter, donated the materials previously lent on reel 1332 and 16mm motion picture film. In 2005 Mary Siporin, Mitchell Siporin's sister-in law donated papers, and in 2008 Judith donated another installment.
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.
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
War in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.sipomitc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92709be4b-97ef-4585-b106-7b7fdb159762
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sipomitc

Sheldon Cheney papers

Creator:
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Barnsdall, Aline, 1882-1946  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1915-1972
Scope and Contents:
Journal of a 1922 European trip and correspondence (1915-1972), notes and writings, and printed material concerning Alfred Steiglitz, New Deal art and other topics.
REEL 3947: Seventeen letters from Alfred Stieglitz (1921-1938) discuss modern art, his 291 gallery, and the artists exhibiting there. Other correspondents include Aline Barnsdall, principally writing about the theatre, Simon Lissim, Dorothy Norman, Faith Vilas and Andrew Wyeth. Additional materials consist of notes (1939), Cheney's manuscript on "Stieglitz and Modern Art", writings (ca. 1930s) including "A Brief Delivered to the WPA-Federal Theatre Project," clippings (1921-1972), exhibition announcements and catalogs (1923-1969) and miscellaneous printed material.
REEL 4283: An undated letter to Cheney from Egmont Arens, editor of PLAYBOY, inviting him to a New Year's Eve party; and a 65-page journal (January 4 - March 13, 1922) in which Cheney records his impressions of museums, art galleries, architecture, and the theater in Europe. Cheney was especially interested in the state of "modern" art and was most impressed with Berlin, Munich, and Dresden. He also visited Amsterdam, Brussels, Oxford, London, Antwerp, Paris, and several places in Italy. In addition to critiques of the museums and art he saw, the journal records conversations with collectors and museum officials. Much of this work was in preparation for his book A PRIMER OF MODERN ART, published in 1924.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian and writer; b. 1886; d. 1980.
Related Materials:
Papers of Sheldon Cheney, 1900-1980, are also located at UC Berkeley's The Bancroft Library.
Provenance:
The donor, John T. Cheney, is the son of Sheldon Cheney.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art historians  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.chenshel
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a04db10c-7b01-412b-8e6a-5f98395f77a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chenshel

Raymond Jonson papers

Creator:
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Jonson Gallery  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976  Search this
Bloch, Albert  Search this
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886-  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966  Search this
Levy, Beatrice S. (Beatrice Sophia), 1892-1974  Search this
Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson, 1878-1955  Search this
O'Hara, Eliot, 1890-1969  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Pelton, Agnes, 1881-1961  Search this
Wells, Cady, 1904-1954  Search this
Xceron, Jean, 1890-1967  Search this
Extent:
10 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 13 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1910-1964
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, correspondence, exhibition materials, sketchbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, slides, and an untranscribed interview.
REEL NDA 14: Photographs of Jonson's murals for the Public Works of Art Project in Albuquerque, N.M. and a chart showing the relative sizes of the murals.
REELS RJ 1-RJ 10: Biographical data; correspondence with family members, artists, and others, including Josef Albers, Emil Bisttram, Albert Bloch, Sheldon Cheney, Andrew Dasburg, Elaine de Kooning, Hilaire Hiler, Beatrice S. Levy, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Eliot O'Hara, Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Cady Wells, Jean Xceron, and others; diaries, 1919-1926, with sketches; notebooks; scrapbooks; lectures; photographs; and exhibition records.
REEL 76: Catalogs; photographs; slides and schedule of exhibits, 1922-1962, of the Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico; and photographs of Jonson.
UNMICROFILMED: Photocopies of correspondence with administrators of the WPA Federal Art Project in New Mexico and the Treasury Section of Fine Arts regarding the design and execution of murals by Jonson and Willard Nash for the Library of the University of New Mexico; an untranscribed tape of an interview of Jonson conducted by Ed Garman, undated; and two color charts, one a color circle and the other showing the main colors Jonson used, both used by Jonson to illustrate a lecture delivered at the Chili Club, December 6, 1948 [lecture is on reel RJ 9, fr. 6343-6346.]
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Albuquerque, N.M. Painted murals for the WPA Federal Art Project and other New Deal art programs. He taught at the University of New Mexico where the Jonson Gallery was erected in his honor, housing the most complete permanent collection of Jonson's work.
Related Materials:
Raymond Jonson papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Material on reels RJ 1-10 was lent for microilming by Jonson c/o the Jonson Gallery, 1964-1965; all other material donated, 1966-1975, by Jonson and his brother Arthur, through the gallery.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Muralists -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jonsraym
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c51b5e3c-1deb-4198-bb95-b7f3b95490ab
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jonsraym

The story of modern art / by Sheldon Cheney

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 643 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1941
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern--History  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .C52 1941X
709 .C51
N6490.C52 1941X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389756

A world history of art, by Sheldon Cheney

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 946 p. illus., diagr. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1937
Topic:
Art--History  Search this
Call number:
N5300 .C53 1937X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389864

The new world architecture, by Sheldon Cheney...with 389 illustrations

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
ix p., 1 l., 404 p. illus., plates. 26 x 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
[1936]
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Call number:
NA680 .C5 1936
NA680.C5 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_90307

A primer of modern art. With 184 illus

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 392 p. illus., port. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern--History  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .C52 1966
N6490.C52 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_38839

The theatre : three thousand years of drama, acting and stagecraft / by Sheldon Cheney ; with 204 illustrations

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 558 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1931
Topic:
Theater--History  Search this
Drama--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
PN2101 .C51 1931
PN2101.C51 1931
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412174

A primer of modern art, by Sheldon Cheney, with one hundred and seventy-five illustrations

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 383 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1924
[c1924]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern--History  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .C52 1924
N6490.C52 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412700

Art and the machine : an account of industrial design in 20th-century America / by Sheldon Cheney and Martha Candler Cheney

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Cheney, Martha Smathers Candler 1889-1973  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 307 p. : front., ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
1936
1992, 1936
20th century
Topic:
Industrial design--History  Search this
Industrial arts--History  Search this
Call number:
NK1404.A1 .C518 1992
NK1404.A1.C518 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_437573

An art-lover's guide to the exposition [microform] : explanations of the architecture, sculpture and mural paintings, with a guide for study in the art gallery / by Sheldon Cheney

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
100 p. : ill., plans ; 18 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1915
Call number:
mfm 003107.168.15
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_486677

Expressionism in art, by Sheldon Cheney; with 205 illustrations

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 415 p. incl. front., illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1934
[c1934]
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Call number:
ND1265 .C5 1934X
ND1265.C5 1934X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_410078

A world history of art / by Sheldon Cheney

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 946 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1946
1946, c1937
Topic:
Art--History  Search this
Call number:
N5300 .C518 1946
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_454613

A primer of modern art, by Sheldon Cheney; with 179 illustrations

Author:
Cheney, Sheldon 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
ix p., 3 l., 3-383 p. incl. front. (port.) illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1932
[c1932]
20th century
Topic:
Art--History  Search this
Art, Modern--History  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .C52 1932
N6490.C52 1932
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_41406

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