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Adam Peiperl papers

Creator:
Peiperl, Adam, 1935-  Search this
Names:
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Borge, Victor  Search this
Brown, J. Carter (John Carter), 1934-  Search this
Getlein, Frank  Search this
Levai, Pierre  Search this
Mellon, Rachel Lambert  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Robb, Lynda Bird, 1944-  Search this
Waesche, Marilla Beth  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1968-2007
Scope and Contents:
Letters, photographs, loan agreements, printed material, and miscellany relating to Adam Peiperl's career as a kinetic artist.
Letters are from museums, galleries, and organizations and include e-mails. Included are one letter each from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lynda Johnson Robb. Photographs are of Peiperl with Frank Getlein, J. Carter Brown and Lynda Johnson Robb, Victor Borge, and Bunny Mellon, Pierre Levai and Marilla Beth Waesche with Peiperl's work installed at the Marlborough Gallery, New York City. Printed material includes magazine articles, newspaper clippings, and brochures.
Biographical / Historical:
Adam Peiperl, b. 1935, is a kinetic light sculptor, photographer, and videographer who creates sculptures by using polarized light. He also uses digital technology to create his art.
Provenance:
Donated in 2008 by Adam Peiperl.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Kinetic artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.peipadam
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b14de90b-a1c3-45f9-8ea4-fc9424a535a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-peipadam

Peter Blume papers

Creator:
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Names:
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Boston College  Search this
Connecticut Council of the Arts  Search this
Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk), 1903-1974  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Blankenhorn, Heber, 1884-1956  Search this
Blume, Grace  Search this
Boursa, Harry  Search this
Burke, Kenneth, 1897-  Search this
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-  Search this
De Vries, Peter, 1910-1993  Search this
Eisenstaedt, Alfred  Search this
Getlein, Frank  Search this
Godsoe, Robert  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Kelly, Michael A.  Search this
Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Trapp, Frank  Search this
Extent:
7.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Travel diaries
Sound recordings
Interviews
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Transcriptions
Lectures
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
1870-2001
Summary:
The papers of New York and Connecticut painter Peter Blume date from 1870 to 2001 and measure 7.6 linear feet. Found are biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, galleries and institutions, and writers; writings on art by Blume and others; subject files regarding organizations, works of art, exhibitions, and reference files; personal business records; printed material; two scrapbooks; photographs of Blume, family, friends, and works of art; extensive artwork; and material relating to Blume's wife's family, the Cratons.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York and Connecticut painter Peter Blume date from 1870 to 2001 and measure 7.6 linear feet. Found are biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, galleries and institutions, and writers; writings on art by Blume and others; subject files regarding organizations, works of art, exhibitions, and reference files; personal business records; printed material; two scrapbooks; photographs of Blume, family, friends, and works of art; extensive artwork; and material relating to Blume's wife's family, the Cratons.

Biographical materials include an award, obituaries, a travel itinerary, and sound recordings and transcripts of interviews of Peter Blume by Alfred H. Barr, Boston College, Harry Boursa, and Visionary Company Magazine.

Correspondence is professional and personal. Letters are from friends, family, artists, writers, galleries, and institutions. Notable correspondents include Kirk Askew, Malcolm Cowley, Peter DeVries, Joseph Hirsch, and Frank A. Trapp, among others. Also found is Grace Blume's correspondence which includes letters to and from Peter Blume and letters from Grace to her family members and friends. The bulk of Grace Blume's correspondence concerns her travels with Blume.

Writings and notes by Blume include a travel journal, lists of works of art, lectures, talks and other writings on art, artists, and friends. Writings by others include theses and scholarly papers about Blume, and include writings by Heber Blankenhorn, Kenneth Burke, Malcolm Cowley, Robert Ulrich Godsoe, Frank Getlein, Michael A. Kelly, and Frank A. Trapp. Also found is criticism on The Rock by school children.

Blume's subject files cover the American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Artists Congress, Heber Blankenhorn, works of art by Blume, exhibitions, and the Connecticut Council on the Arts. Also found are reference files consisting of photographs of artwork by others and clippings.

Personal business and financial records consist of business correspondence with galleries and museums; sales and consignment records; scattered price lists; and receipts and invoices relating to the building and running of Blume's house in Connecticut.

Printed materials include clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for solo and group shows, magazines featuring articles about Blume, posters, and reproductions of works of art.

Scrapbooks include a fragment of a scrapbook from 1942-1944 and a clippings scrapbook from 1934-1939.

Photographs include portraits and snapshots of Peter Blume, Grace Blume, family, friends, travel, parties, pets, homes, landscapes, exhibitions, and works of art. There are also photos of the Askews, the Blankenhorns, the Cowleys, Alfred Eisenstaedt, the Holstens, the Josephsons, Arthur Miller, Georgia O'Keeffe, the Sobys, and Raphael Soyer.

Artwork by Peter Blume includes completed drawings, sketches, doodles, prints, and preliminary drawings for many of his works. Of note are extensive sketches of heads, and preliminary drawings for Recollection of the Flood.

Craton family papers consist of geneological material relating to Grace Blume's brother, James Craton and his wife Catherine Sears Craton. Found are vital records; military records for James and Marshall Craton; correspondence; scattered financial records; clippings; and family photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950-1992 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-1992 (1.8 linear feet; Box 1-3)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1929-1986 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3, 9)

Series 4: Subject Files, circa 1930-1988 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3-4)

Series 5: Personal Business and Financial Records, 1934-1983 (0.6 linear feet; Box 4, 9)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1930-1990 (0.7 linear feet; Box 4-5, 9, OV 15-16)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1934-1944 (3 folders; Box 5)

Series 8: Photographs, 1917-circa 1980 (1.1 linear feet; Box 5-6, 9)

Series 9: Artwork, 1932-1984 (2.0 linear feet; Box 6-9, OV 10-14)

Series 10: Craton Family Papers, 1870-2001 (0.2 linear feet; Box 6)
Biographical / Historical:
Russian-born painter and sculptor Peter Blume (1906-1992) was active in New York and Connecticut. His style combined American and European traditions with folk art and surrealism.

Peter Blume was born Piotr Sorek-Sabel in 1906 in Smorgon, Russia. With his family, he emigrated to the United States in 1911 and settled in New York City. Blume studied at the Educational Alliance and the Art Students League in New York. Influenced by folk art, Precisionism, Cubism, and Surrealism, Blume combined European and American painting tradition to create his own style. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1932 and travelled to Italy.

In 1934, Blume's South of Scranton (1931) won the first prize at the Carnegie International Exhibition. Later, he exhibited The Eternal City (1937) at the Julian Levy Galleries in Manhattan. With the Section of Painting and Sculpture of the Treasury Department, Blume completed two post office murals in New York and Pennsylvania. Blume was a member of the National Academy of Design and was active with the American Academy in Rome.

Peter Blume married Grace "Ebie" Douglas Craton in 1931. The couple built their home in Sherman, Connecticut. The Blumes travelled the world and kept close relationships with family and friends, such as Ann and Heber Blankenhorn, Malcolm Cowley, and Ned and Nancy Holsten.

Peter Blume died in Connecticut in 1992.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Peter Blume conducted on August 16th, 1983 to May 23rd, 1984 by Robert F. Brown.
Provenance:
The Peter Blume papers were donated by in 1993 by Grace Blume, Peter Blume's widow. Additional papers were donated by Catherine Weiss, Jamie Vance, and Leigh Butler in 2010.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travel diaries
Sound recordings
Interviews
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Transcriptions
Lectures
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blumpete
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Peter Blume papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw933972ecf-c1f9-47e8-940f-e0373959c592
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blumpete
Online Media:

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Collection Creator:
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1921-1968
Scope and Contents note:
Gahn, Joseph A.

Garfield, George

Getlein, Frank

Geyer, Linda

Gibson, Lydia

Gille, Marjorie

Godfrey

Goebel, Dorothy

Goetsch, Gustav

Golden, Allen

Goldstein, Ben

González, Xavier

Goodridge, Elinor

Greathouse, W.S.

Greenstein, Ben

Greenwood, Marion

Griffel, Maurice

Grosz, George

Guitar, Mary Anne
Collection Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Adolf Dehn papers, 1912-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Adolf Dehn papers
Adolf Dehn papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: General and Personal Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b4c6e463-3bc3-49cd-8d6b-3fb132be010f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-dehnadop-ref60

The Visitation

Artist:
Jacob Epstein, British, b. New York City, 1880–1959  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
65 1/8 x 20 7/8 x 18 7/8 in. (165.3 x 53.1 x 47.9 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1926)/(cast 1955)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1786
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
British Modernist Sculpture
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2175b44e3-66e1-45f1-8554-2e84cab8bbf3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1786

35 Minutes from Times Square

Artist:
Jack Levine, American, b. Boston, Massachusetts, 1915—2010  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
48 x 39 1/8 in. (121.9 x 99.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1956)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3062
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Social Realism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2f95c0f9e-1b61-43fd-84f8-071b159f660f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.3062

The Avenger

Artist:
Ernst Barlach, German, b. Wedel, 1870–1938  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
17 1/8 x 23 1/2 x 9 in. (43.5 x 59.7 x 22.9 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1914)/cast 1946-1955
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.363
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
German Expressionism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2d32b2334-e5c8-471b-8a0a-3414b3952f48
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.363

Standing Female Nude

Artist:
Elie Nadelman, American, b. Warsaw, Poland, 1882–1946  Search this
Medium:
Ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
22 x 9 in. (55.9 x 22.8 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
(c. 1909)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3760
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2ac7f9102-8c19-47df-bfe2-ab6a85e2587e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.3760

Standing Male Nude

Artist:
Elie Nadelman, American, b. Warsaw, Poland, 1882–1946  Search this
Medium:
Ink and pencil on paper mounted to paper
Dimensions:
21 13/16 X 10 3/4 IN. (55.4 X 27.3 CM)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
(c. 1909)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3761
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py27f1d86eb-87b9-4d07-bf91-bf7aa611ebd7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.3761

Reclining Figure [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Gross, Chaim 1904-1991  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1964
Topic:
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0000687
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_130152

Dancing Mother [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Gross, Chaim 1904-1991  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1954
Topic:
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Recreation--Dancing  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0000691
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_130156

Dancing Mother [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Gross, Chaim 1904-1991  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1954
Topic:
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Recreation--Dancing  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0000699
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_130164

Seated Figure [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Gross, Chaim 1904-1991  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1956
Topic:
Figure female--Full length--Nude  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0000701
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_130166

Seated Figure [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Gross, Chaim 1904-1991  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1956
Topic:
Figure female--Full length--Nude  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0000702
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_130167

Faun Mother [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Hebald, Milton 1917-2015  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1969
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Faun  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002993
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132442

Passing Crowd [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Hebald, Milton 1917-2015  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1970
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002995
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132444

Melancholy Baby [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Hebald, Milton 1917-2015  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1969
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Figure female  Search this
State of Being--Emotion--Sorrow  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002996
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132445

Siesta [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Hebald, Milton 1917-2015  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1970
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Leisure  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002997
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132446

Emerging Head [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Hebald, Milton 1917-2015  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1970
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Figure--Head  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Recreation--Leisure  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003000
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132449

Great Fortune [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Hebald, Milton 1917-2015  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1967
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Figure group--Female & Child--Nude  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003001
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132450

Tryst [scripture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Hebald, Milton 1917-2015  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1964
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Courting  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003055
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132504

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