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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961

Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Subject:
Wildenstein, Felix  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Hays, Lee  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
Robeson, Paul  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Ruggles, Carl  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur  Search this
Nearing, Helen  Search this
Nearing, Scott  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Rasmussen, Knud  Search this
Reeves, Ruth  Search this
Seeger, Pete  Search this
Daniel, Charles  Search this
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland)  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Chamberlain, J. E.  Search this
Boyesen, Bayard  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Freuchen, Peter  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Fitzgerald, James  Search this
Keller, Charles  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
United Scenic Artists  Search this
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)  Search this
National Maritime Union of America  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects  Search this
Farmers Union of the New York Milk Shed  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
International Workers Order  Search this
Type:
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Authors -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Political aspects  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9557
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211757
AAA_collcode_kentrock
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211757
Online Media:

Eugene Victor Debs

Artist:
Hugo Gellert, 3 May 1892 - 6 Dec 1985  Search this
Sitter:
Eugene Victor Debs, 5 Nov 1855 - 20 Oct 1926  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 30 × 19 cm (11 13/16 × 7 1/2")
Sheet: 63.5 × 48.2 cm (25 × 19")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1925
Topic:
Eugene Victor Debs: Male  Search this
Eugene Victor Debs: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Eugene Victor Debs: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Labor leader  Search this
Eugene Victor Debs: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Political activist  Search this
Eugene Victor Debs: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Indiana  Search this
Eugene Victor Debs: Politics and Government\Civil servant\Firefighter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.87.27
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Hugo Gellert
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a4e696fc-19ae-4fc9-a009-588ee93c49d7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.87.27

Hearst and Columbia

Alternate Title:
William Randolph Hearst
Artist:
Hugo Gellert, 3 May 1892 - 6 Dec 1985  Search this
Sitter:
William Randolph Hearst, 29 Apr 1863 - 14 Aug 1951  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 33.5cm x 30.5 cm (13 3/16" x 12")
Sheet: 58.4cm x 81.3 cm (23" x 32")
Type:
Print
Date:
1936
Topic:
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Emblem\Swastika  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
William Randolph Hearst: Male  Search this
William Randolph Hearst: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
William Randolph Hearst: Journalism and Media\Magazine publisher  Search this
William Randolph Hearst: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
William Randolph Hearst: Performing Arts\Producer\Motion pictures  Search this
William Randolph Hearst: Visual Arts\Art collector  Search this
William Randolph Hearst: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.88.182
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Hugo Gellert
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm401f781a3-2505-44a5-a3d7-e015c423a2be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.88.182

William Jennings Bryan

Artist:
Hugo Gellert, 3 May 1892 - 6 Dec 1985  Search this
Sitter:
William Jennings Bryan, 19 Mar 1860 - 26 Jul 1925  Search this
Medium:
Lithographic crayon on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 28 × 20.7 cm (11 × 8 1/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1925
Topic:
William Jennings Bryan: Male  Search this
William Jennings Bryan: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Jennings Bryan: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
William Jennings Bryan: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
William Jennings Bryan: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
William Jennings Bryan: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Nebraska  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mary Ryan Gallery
Object number:
NPG.89.62
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Hugo Gellert
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d267d356-9947-4d2e-b14e-7837e444f0f3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.89.62

William Z. Foster

Artist:
Hugo Gellert, 3 May 1892 - 6 Dec 1985  Search this
Sitter:
William Z. Foster, 25 Feb 1881 - 1 Sep 1961  Search this
Medium:
Crayon and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 31.5cm x 18cm (12 3/8" x 7 1/16")
Sheet: 46.4cm x 49.3cm (18 1/4" x 19 7/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1940
Topic:
William Z. Foster: Male  Search this
William Z. Foster: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
William Z. Foster: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Labor leader  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.96.51
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Hugo Gellert
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49c788d78-8f6a-4024-8f36-127c60e33ab3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.96.51

James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Hugo Gellert, 3 May 1892 - 6 Dec 1985  Search this
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938  Search this
Medium:
Crayon and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 36.5cm x 16.8cm (14 3/8" x 6 5/8")
Sheet: 46cm x 33.9cm (18 1/8" x 13 3/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1933
Topic:
James Weldon Johnson: Male  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\School administrator\Principal  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education and Scholarship\Scholar\Translator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.96.57
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Hugo Gellert
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm417771254-53c9-4c0c-af92-50e15be918c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.96.57

Hugo Gellert lecture

Creator:
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Names:
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
Date:
1985
Scope and Contents:
Gellert's lecture for a symposium held at the Whitney Museum of American Art shortly before he died.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Amy Dion for the Whitney Museum.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.gellhugl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a7786ac9-0e86-4b6d-a19c-26f602ac6b16
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gellhugl

Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art, 1931-1999

Creator:
Park, Marlene, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Palmer, William  Search this
Magafan, Ethel  Search this
Markowitz, Gerald E.  Search this
Reisman, Philip  Search this
Rothschild, Lincoln  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Solman, Joseph  Search this
Sternberg, Harry  Search this
Walton, Marion  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Barnet, Will  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Cadmus, Paul  Search this
Cronbach, Robt. (Robert M.)  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
King, Roy E.  Search this
Katz, Leo  Search this
Lanning, Edward P.  Search this
Kotin, Albert  Search this
National Personnel Records Center (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Transcripts
Photographs
Citation:
Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art, 1931-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6277
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216622
AAA_collcode_parkmarl
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216622
Online Media:

George Eastman

Artist:
Hugo Gellert, 3 May 1892 - 6 Dec 1985  Search this
Publication:
New Yorker, founded 1925  Search this
Sitter:
George Eastman, 12 Jul 1854 - 14 Mar 1932  Search this
Medium:
Lithographic crayon and pencil
Dimensions:
Image: 30 × 17 cm (11 13/16 × 6 11/16")
Sheet: 37.5 × 25 cm (14 3/4 × 9 13/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1928
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
George Eastman: Male  Search this
George Eastman: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
George Eastman: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer  Search this
George Eastman: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
George Eastman: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.87.28
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Condé Nast
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d9fdd591-5593-42b3-b6f2-ab27a772b6a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.87.28

Midgets

Alternate Title:
John Pierpont Morgan, Jr
Artist:
Hugo Gellert, 3 May 1892 - 6 Dec 1985  Search this
Sitter:
John Pierpont Morgan, Jr., 7 Sep 1867 - 13 Mar 1943  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 39.5cm x 33.1 cm (15 9/16" x 13 1/16")
Sheet: 48.1cm x 38 cm (18 15/16" x 14 15/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1935
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Architecture\Building\Capitol\US Capitol  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Human Figures  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Jr.: Male  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Jr.: Business and Finance\Financier  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.88.183
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Hugo Gellert
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46b776ac8-3c24-424c-a4c6-45f78e6e525c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.88.183

Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor

Artist:
Hugo Gellert, 3 May 1892 - 6 Dec 1985  Search this
Publication:
New Yorker, founded 1925  Search this
Sitter:
Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, 28 Oct 1875 - 4 Feb 1966  Search this
Medium:
Lithographic crayon on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 35 × 19.5 cm (13 3/4 × 7 11/16")
Sheet: 37 × 29.5 cm (14 9/16 × 11 5/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1943
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor: Male  Search this
Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive\Company president  Search this
Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor: Journalism and Media\Magazine editor  Search this
Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.88.185
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Condé Nast
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49053795d-4661-4203-98cf-c0c554a59530
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.88.185

Newton Diehl Baker

Artist:
Hugo Gellert, 3 May 1892 - 6 Dec 1985  Search this
Sitter:
Newton Diehl Baker, 3 Dec 1871 - 25 Dec 1937  Search this
Medium:
Black crayon on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 20cm x 11.5cm (7 7/8" x 4 1/2")
Sheet: 32cm x 24.7cm (12 5/8" x 9 3/4")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1930
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Newton Diehl Baker: Male  Search this
Newton Diehl Baker: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Newton Diehl Baker: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War  Search this
Newton Diehl Baker: Politics and Government\Public official\Mayor\Cleveland, OH  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.96.52
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Hugo Gellert
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm476d28c06-7763-4ccf-be3e-3175c5cb7396
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.96.52

Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986

Creator:
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Subject:
Gropper, William  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Gellert, Ernest  Search this
Sequenzia, Sofia  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry  Search this
Reisman, Philip  Search this
Gellert, Lawrence  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Derkovits, Gyula  Search this
Fiene, Ernest  Search this
Fast, Howard  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Art of Today Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artist's Committee of Action (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hungarian Word, Inc.  Search this
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists Council  Search this
Artists Coordination Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Committee to Defend V.J. Jerome  Search this
Artists for Victory, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Photographs
Citation:
Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' writings  Search this
Politics in art  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Graphic artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7845
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210012
AAA_collcode_gellhugo
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210012
Online Media:

Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866-[circa 1986]

Creator:
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Gaylor, Adelaide Lawson, 1889-1986  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
David, Hermine  Search this
Dos Passos, John  Search this
Field, Hamilton Easter  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Gwozdecki, Gustaw  Search this
Hart, George Overbury  Search this
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry)  Search this
Morrison, David H. (David Herron)  Search this
Osborn, Frank C.  Search this
Pascin, Jules  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett)  Search this
Frost, John  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan  Search this
Howland, Isabella  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Laurent, Robert  Search this
Lawson, John Howard  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Mager, Gus  Search this
Newton, Alice  Search this
Strater, Henry  Search this
Schack, William  Search this
Baker, Josephine  Search this
Coady, Robert J.  Search this
Frueh, Alfred Joseph  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Friends of the Young Artists  Search this
Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation  Search this
Municipal Art Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York Society of Women Artists  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Salons of America, Inc.  Search this
Thumb Box Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866-[circa 1986]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Quill  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8195
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210366
AAA_collcode_gaylwood
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210366

Artists for Victory, Inc. records, 1942-1946

Creator:
Artists for Victory, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Brinckerhoff, A. F. (Arthur F)  Search this
Chapin, Cornelia  Search this
Cox, Allyn  Search this
Crisp, Arthur  Search this
Geiffert, Alfred, 1890-1957  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Hogner, Nils  Search this
Juta, Jan  Search this
Leboit, Joseph  Search this
Levi, Julian Clarence  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel  Search this
Steese, Edward  Search this
Todd, Bianca  Search this
Walker, Ralph Thomas  Search this
Citation:
Artists for Victory, Inc. records, 1942-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8429
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210603
AAA_collcode_artifor
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210603

Hugo Gellert interview, 1984 Apr. 4

Creator:
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Buhle, Paul, 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Dell, Floyd  Search this
Eastman, Max  Search this
Gold, Michael  Search this
Reed, John  Search this
Young, Art  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Hugo Gellert interview, 1984 Apr. 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Political cartoons  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Art publishing  Search this
Muralists -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9737
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212053
AAA_collcode_gellhugi
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212053

Hugo Gellert lecture, 1985

Creator:
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Subject:
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Hugo Gellert lecture, 1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10488
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213912
AAA_collcode_gellhugl
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213912

Gellert, Hugo

Collection Creator:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 56
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings and born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.

The Artists' Questionanaires require permission from each artist before publishing, quoting, or reproducing. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Items created by Francis V. O'Connor: copyright held by Avis Berman. Artists' questionnaires: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from the individual artist. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Francis V. O'Connor papers, 1920-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Francis V. O'Connor papers
Francis V. O'Connor papers / Series 1: NCFA Library / 1.3: GSA Artists' Employment History Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c50cb18a-ec03-4382-80d0-1f23d265a594
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-oconfran-ref478

Gellert, Hugo

Collection Creator:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1935-1936
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings and born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.

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Francis V. O'Connor papers, 1920-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rockwell Kent papers

Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Names:
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects  Search this
Farmers Union of the New York Milk Shed  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
International Workers Order  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)  Search this
National Maritime Union of America  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
United Scenic Artists  Search this
Boyesen, Bayard  Search this
Chamberlain, J. E.  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964  Search this
Daniel, Charles, 1878-1971  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963  Search this
Fitzgerald, James, 1899-1971  Search this
Freuchen, Peter, 1886-1957  Search this
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry, 1895-  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
Keller, Charles, 1914-2006  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Nearing, Helen  Search this
Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Rasmussen, Knud, 1879-1933  Search this
Reeves, Ruth, 1892-1966  Search this
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Ruggles, Carl, 1876-1971  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977  Search this
Wildenstein, Felix, 1883-1952  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-  Search this
Extent:
88 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
circa 1840-1993
bulk 1935-1961
Summary:
The Rockwell Kent papers measure 88.0 linear feet and date from circa 1840 to 1993 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1935 to 1961. The collection provides comprehensive coverage of Kent's career as a painter, illustrator, designer, writer, lecturer, traveler, political activist, and dairy farmer.
Scope and Content Note:
The Rockwell Kent papers measure 88 linear feet and date from circa 1840 to 1993 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1935 to 1961. The collection provides comprehensive coverage of Kent's career as a painter, illustrator, designer, writer, lecturer, traveler, political activist, and dairy farmer.

Circumstances surrounding the acquisition of the papers are highlighted in an article by Garnett McCoy ("The Rockwell Kent Papers," in the Archives of American Art Journal, 12, no. 1 [January 1972]: 1-9), recommended reading for researchers interested in the collection. The collection is remarkably complete, for in the mid 1920s Kent began keeping carbon copies of all outgoing letters, eventually employing a secretary (who became his third wife and continued her office duties for the remainder of Kent's life).

Series 1: Alphabetical Files contain Kent's personal and professional correspondence, along with business records of the dairy farm and associated enterprises; also included are printed matter on a wide variety of topics and promotional literature relating to organizations and causes of interest to him. Voluminous correspondence with his three wives, five children, and other relatives, as well as with literally hundreds of friends, both lifelong and of brief duration, illuminates Kent's private life and contributes to understanding of his complex character. Among the many correspondents of note are: his art teachers William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, and Kenneth Hayes Miller; fellow artists Tom Cleland, Arthur B. Davies, James Fitzgerald, Hugo Gellert, Harry Gottleib, Marsden Hartley, Charles Keller, and Ruth Reeves; collectors Duncan Phillips and Dan Burne Jones; critics J. E. Chamberlain and Walter Pach; and dealers Charles Daniel, Felix Wildenstein, and Macbeth Galleries. Kent corresponded with such diverse people as Arctic explorers Peter Freuchen, Knud Rasmussen, and Vilhjalmar Steffanson; composer Carl Ruggles and songwriters Lee Hays and Pete Seeger; civil rights pioneers Paul Robeson and Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois; writers Bayard Boyesen, Scott and Helen Nearing, and Louis Untermeyer; and art historian and print curator Carl Zigrosser.

Kent's interest and involvement in the labor movement are reflected in correspondence with officials and members of a wide variety and large number of unions and related organizations, among them: the Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union of America, Farmers' Union of the New York Milk Shed, International Workers Order, National Maritime Union, and United Office and Professional Workers of America. Of special interest is his participation, often in leadership roles, in various attempts to organize artists. Files on the American Artists' Congress, Artists League of America, The Artists Union, United American Artists, and United Scenic Artists contain particularly valuable material on the movement.

A supporter of New Deal efforts to aid artists, Kent was actively interested in the various programs and often was critical of their limitations; he advocated continuing federal aid to artists after the Depression abated. The Kent papers include correspondence with the Federal Arts Project, Federal Fine Arts Project, Federal Writers Project, and the War Department, as well as correspondence with the Citizens' Committee for Government Art Projects and President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the subject.

Kent's professional correspondence documents exhibitions, sales, consignments, and reproduction of prints and paintings. He kept meticulous records of his advertising commissions and illustration work. Detailed correspondence with publishers and printers indicates Kent's involvement in the technical aspects of production and provides a good overview of the publishing industry during the mid-twentieth century.

Business records of Asgaard Farm include records of the dairy and transfer of ownership to its employees, tax and employee information, and documents concerning several related business ventures such as distributor ships for grain, feed, and farm implements.

Series 2: Writings consists of notes, drafts, and completed manuscripts by Rockwell Kent, mainly articles, statements, speeches, poems, introductions, and reviews. The Kent Collection given to Friendship House, Moscow, in 1960, was augmented later by a set of his publications and the illustrated manuscripts of many of his monographs. Also included are a small number of manuscripts by other authors.

Series 3: Artwork consists mainly of drawings and sketches by Kent; also included are works on paper by other artists, many of whom are unidentified, and by children.

Series 4: Printed Matter consists of clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, brochures, broadsides, programs, and newsletters. These include items by and about Kent and his family, as well as articles written and/or illustrated by him, and reviews of his books. There is also material on a variety of subjects and causes of interest to him. Additional printed matter is included among the alphabetical files, mainly as attachments to correspondence.

Series 5: Miscellaneous includes biographical material, legal documents, and memorabilia. Artifacts received with papers include textile samples, a silk scarf, dinnerware, ice bucket, and rubber stamp, all featuring designs by Rockwell Kent. Also with this series are a variety of documents including a phrenological analysis of an ancestor, lists of supplies for expeditions, a hand-drawn map of an unidentified place, and technical notes regarding art materials and techniques.

Series 6: Photographs includes photographs of Kent, his family and friends, travel, and art number that over one thousand. Also included here are several albums of family and travel photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series. Series 1 is arranged alphabetically. The arrangement of the remaining series is explained in each series description. Note that sealed materials that became available in 2000 were microfilmed separately on reels 5740-5741, but have integrated into this finding aid.

Missing Title

Series 1: Alphabetical Files, circa 1900-1971, undated (Reels 5153-5249, 5256, 5740-5741)

Series 2: Writings, 1906-1978, undated (Reels 5249-5252, 5741)

Series 3: Art Work, 1910-1972, undated (Reels 5252, 5741)

Series 4: Printed Matter, 1905-1993, undated (Reels 5252-5254)

Series 5: Miscellaneous, 1859-1969, undated (Reels 5254, 5741)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1840-1970, undated (Reels 5254-5255, 5741)
Biographical Note:
Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), an energetic and multitalented man, pursued many interests and careers during his very long and active life. At various times he was an architect, draftsman, carpenter, unskilled laborer, painter, illustrator, printmaker, commercial artist, designer, traveler/explorer, writer, professional lecturer, dairy farmer, and political activist.

While studying architecture at Columbia University, Kent enrolled in William Merritt Chase's summer school at Shinnecock Hills, Long Island. He then redirected his career ambitions toward painting and continued to study with Chase in New York. Kent spent a summer working and living with Abbott H. Thayer in Dublin, New Hampshire, and attended the New York School of Art, where Robert Henri and Kenneth Hayes Miller were his teachers.

Critically and financially, Kent was a successful artist. He was very well known for his illustration work--particularly limited editions of the classics, bookplates, and Christmas cards. He was a prolific printmaker, and his prints and paintings were acquired by many major museums and private collectors. During the post-World War II era, Kent's political sympathies resulted in the loss of commissions, and his adherence to artistic conservatism and outspoken opposition to modern art led to disfavor within art circles. After many years of declining reputation in this country and unsuccessful attempts to find a home for the Kent Collection, Kent gave his unsold paintings--the majority of his oeuvre--to the Soviet Union, where he continued to be immensely popular.

An avid traveler, Kent was especially fascinated by remote, Arctic lands and often stayed for extended periods of time to paint, write, and become acquainted with the local inhabitants. Between 1918 and 1935, he wrote and illustrated several popular books about his experiences in Alaska, Tierra del Fuego, and Greenland. In the 1930s and 1940s, Kent was much in demand as a lecturer, making several nationwide tours under the management of a professional lecture bureau; he spoke mainly about his travels, but among his standard lectures were some on "art for the people."

In 1927, Kent purchased Asgaard Farm at AuSable Forks, New York, in the Adirondacks, where he lived for the remainder of his life, operating a modern dairy farm on a modest scale for many years.

As a young man, Kent met Rufus Weeks, became committed to social justice, and joined the Socialist Party. Throughout his life, he supported left-wing causes and was a member or officer of many organizations promoting world peace and harmonious relations with the Soviet Union, civil rights, civil liberties, antifascism, and organized labor. Kent was frequently featured as a celebrity sponsor or speaker at fund-raising events for these causes. In 1948, he ran unsuccessfully as the American Labor Party's candidate for Congress. Kent's unpopular political views eventually led to the dissolution of his dairy business, resulted in a summons to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and prompted the U.S. State Department to deny him a passport, an action that subsequently was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kent wrote two autobiographies, This Is My Own (1940) and It's Me, O Lord (1955). In 1969, he was the subject of an oral history interview conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
In 1969, Rockwell Kent donated his papers to the Archives of American Art; textile samples were received in 1979, and his widow gave additional papers in 1971 and 1996. Letters to Rockwell Kent from wives Frances and Sally, sealed during Sally Kent Gorton's lifetime, became available for research after her death in 2000, and further material was donated to the Archives of American Art in 2001 by the Estate of Sally Kent [Shirley Johnstone] Gorton.
Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized 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:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Authors -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Political aspects  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Genre/Form:
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kentrock
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97edd9940-eb61-4562-9583-def2da778b6a
EDAN-URL:
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