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Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, Passaic, N.J. letter to Lawrence Arthur Fleischman, Detroit, Mich.

Creator:
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence Arthur, 1925-1997  Search this
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1958 July 23
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8929
See more items in:
Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers, 1837-1984, bulk 1935-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8929

Oral history interview with Charles Sheeler, 1958 December 9

Interviewee:
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12883
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214240
AAA_collcode_sheele58
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214240
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Abraham Walkowitz, 1958 December 8-22

Interviewee:
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Subject:
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer)  Search this
Boswell, Peyton  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Duncan, Isadora  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Monet, Claude  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
"291" (Gallery)  Search this
Society of Independent Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13176
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214156
AAA_collcode_walkow58
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214156

Mary Bartlett Cowdrey papers, 1830-1960

Creator:
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Subject:
Mount, William Sidney  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Mellquist, Jerome  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10122
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213028
AAA_collcode_cowdmary
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213028

Mary Bartlett Cowdrey papers

Creator:
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Mellquist, Jerome  Search this
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Extent:
6.9 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 13 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1830-1960
Scope and Contents:
The Mary Bartlett Cowdrey papers measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1830-1960. Included is material relating to her involvement with the National Academy of Design
Letters, invoices, and clippings relate to the National Academy Design's exhibitions and exhibition records, 1952-1954. Among the correspondents are Eliot Clark, Charles Downing Lay, Vernon Porter, R.W.G. Vail, and Lawrence Grant White; and Cowdrey's collection of ca. 200 photographs and other reproductions of Gilbert Stuart portraits and the publication Essays on American Art and Artists, Eastern Art League, 1896, signed by Cowdrey. Also included are notes, correspondence, photographs, publications, and clippings collected by Cowdrey for a biography of William Sidney Mount, ca. 1830-1957 microfilmed on reels D362-D363, and a letter from Jerome Mellquist, an art historian and specialist on French modern art, regarding his interests and his work , December 14, 1956. The letter has been microfilmed on reel D9.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Bartlett Cowdrey (1830-1960) was an art historian in Passaic, New Jersey. Bartlett was author of "National Academy of Design Exhibition Record, 1826-1860," 2 v., 1944 a co-author: "William Sidney Mount, 1807-1868, An American Painter," 1944. Cowdrey was also a collector for Archives of American Art in the late 1950s.
Other Title:
Reel D9: Microfilm title: Jerome Mellquist
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives are papers lent for microfilming on reels N60-11, NY59-5, NY59-11, NY59-18-NY59-19, NY59-29 including files on 19th century American artists compiled by Cowdrey, containing notes, reproductions, clippings, biographical material, and publications; and material microfilmed on reels D75- D78 including alphabetical indexes of artists who exhibited at the National Academy of Design, 1861-1890, including their dates, exhibition dates, their works and prices, and their address at the time of the exhibit, plus notes and correspondence relating to this compilation. This work was intended to be a continuation of Cowdrey's book NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN EXHIBITION RECORD, 1826-1860 (The New York Historical Society, New York, 1943.)

Papers of Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, 1834-1963, are also located at the University of Delaware Library's Special Collections.
Provenance:
Material on reels D362-D363, D9 and unfilmed material donated 1956 and 1966 by Mary Bartlett Cowdrey. In 2001, Paul D. Schweitzer, Cowdrey's friend and Director and Chief Curator of the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, N.Y, donated 0.2 ft. of Cowdrey's files relating to her work on the National Academy of Design. All other papers were lent for microfilming 1956-1966 by Cowdrey.
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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New Jersey  Search this
Authors -- New Jersey  Search this
Collectors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.cowdmary
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ac0ee1ce-bf4c-4059-8ae1-c43c9f987e38
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cowdmary

Oral history interview with Charles Sheeler

Interviewee:
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1958 December 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charles Sheeler conducted by Mary Bartlett Cowdrey on 1958 December 9 for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 41 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sheele58
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw907612369-fde2-4181-aab0-7e97bdc54052
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sheele58
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Abraham Walkowitz

Interviewee:
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Names:
"291" (Gallery)  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society of Independent Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer), 1864-1931  Search this
Boswell, Peyton, 1904-  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Extent:
66 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1958 December 8-22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Abraham Walkowitz conducted by Abram Lerner and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey for the Archives of American Art.
Walkowitz discusses his childhood and schooling; travelling abroad; influence of Claude Monet exhibit; his book, "Artists of Walkowitz: 100 Portraits"; Paul Cezanne's death; meeting artists in Europe; his 1908 exhibition of modern art at the Julius Haas Gallery, New York; getting Max Weber a show at the Haas Gallery; Steiglitz and his "291" Gallery; the Armory Show, especially the roles of Arthur B. Davies, Walt Kuhn, and Walter Pach; reactions to Nude Descending a Staircase; the Society of Independent Artists; thoughts on criticism of his work; his relationship with the critic Peyton Boswell; the importance in his work of dancer Isadora Duncan; opinions on American art, modern art, art schools, students and patrons; good art versus bad art; and the role of critics. Among others he recalls are Lizzie Bliss, William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, The Eight, Jacob Epstein, Childe Hassam, and Georgia O'Keeffe.
Biographical / Historical:
Abraham Walkowitz (1880-1965) was a painter in New York, New York.
General:
Sound has been lost on tape reels; reels discarded.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art critics  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.walkow58
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw986f86904-6674-4d01-85b2-1e29fcc0b3a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-walkow58
Online Media:

Anna Wells Rutledge papers

Creator:
Rutledge, Anna Wells  Search this
Names:
Delphian Club (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Tuesday Club (Annapolis, Md.)  Search this
Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931  Search this
Coffee, William John, 1774-1846  Search this
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Gilmor, Robert, 1774-1848  Search this
Philip, William Henry, 1829-1882  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1961
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence and research material. Among the subjects researched are New Orleans artists; 19th century South Carolina newspaper articles on artists; the Delphian Club in Baltimore; the Tuesday Club in Annapolis, Maryland; collector William Henry Philip; the Thomas B. Clarke Collection; William John Coffee; Robert Gilmor; and Hiram Powers. Also included are exhibition catalogs of Maryland artists, a bibliography of the writings of Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian; Charleston, S.C.
Provenance:
Donated 1961 by Anna Wells Rutledge.
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:
Artists -- Maryland  Search this
Artists -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Artists -- South Carolina  Search this
Art historians -- South Carolina  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rutlanna
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91841316c-7aa4-4ca1-b211-d6978c8e2537
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rutlanna

William Sidney Mount, 1807-1868, an American painter, by Bartlett Cowdrey and Hermann Warner Williams, Jr. ... With a foreword by Harry B. Wehle ..

Author:
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett 1910-1974  Search this
Williams, Hermann Warner 1908-  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Mount, William Sidney 1807-1868  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 54 p. front., plates, ports., facsims. 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1944
Call number:
N40.1.M923 C8
ND237.M855C7X
N40.1.M923C8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_183997

National Academy of Design exhibition record, 1826-1860

Author:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett 1910-1974  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1943
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N5020 .N56
N5020.N56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_31488

American Academy of Fine Arts and American Art-Union, 1816-1852. With a history of the American Academy by Theodore Sizer and a foreword by James Thomas Flexner

Author:
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett 1910-1974  Search this
Subject:
American Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
American Art-Union  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus., ports. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1953
Call number:
N11.A51 C8
N11.A51C8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_41750

Portraits of Americans by Americans; exhibition, National Association of Portrait Painters. April 1-May 5, 1945 ... Under the auspices of the New-York Historical Society

Author:
National Association of Portrait Painters  Search this
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett 1910-1974  Search this
Comstock, Helen  Search this
New-York Historical Society  Search this
Physical description:
129 p., 1 l. incl. front., illus. 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
[1945]
Topic:
Portraits, American  Search this
Call number:
ND1311 .N27 1945
ND1311.N27 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_65654

Winslow Homer, illustrator : catalogue of the exhibition / with a checklist ...and a list of illustrated books prepared by Mary Bartlett Cowdrey

Author:
Homer, Winslow 1836-1910  Search this
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett 1910-1974  Search this
Lawrence Art Museum  Search this
Smith College Museum of Art  Search this
Williams College Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Homer, Winslow 1836-1910  Search this
Physical description:
66 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1951
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Wood-engraving, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H76y S6
NE1215.H58S5
759.1.S7 H76
N40.1.H76yS6
NE1215.H58S5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_77932

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