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James Fitzgerald papers, 1905-1992

Creator:
Fitzgerald, James, 1899-1971  Search this
Subject:
Hubert, Edgar  Search this
Hennig, Calvin  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Hubert, Anne  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Monhegan Island (Me.)  Search this
Art  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Artist colonies  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10498
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213922
AAA_collcode_fitzjame
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213922
Online Media:

James Fitzgerald papers

Creator:
Fitzgerald, James, 1899-1971  Search this
Names:
Hennig, Calvin  Search this
Hubert, Anne, 1909-2004  Search this
Hubert, Edgar, 1909-1994  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Video recordings
Place:
Monhegan Island (Me.)
Date:
1905-1992
Summary:
The papers of painter James Fitzgerald measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1992. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence, including fifty-one letters from Rockwell Kent; personal business records; writings; artwork consisting of drawings and 21 sketchbooks; printed material, including a scrapbook of clippings and catalogs; and photographs of Fitzgerald, his family and friends, and his work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter James Fitzgerald measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1992. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence, including fifty-one letters from Rockwell Kent; personal business records; writings; artwork consisting of drawings and 21 sketchbooks; printed material, including a scrapbook of clippings and catalogs; and photographs of Fitzgerald, his family and friends, and his work.

Biographical materials include certificates, military records, and identification cards and passports. Correspondence is with collectors and friends, including Monhegan residents Anne and Edgar Hubert, Grace Sullivan, and Rockwell Kent. Personal business records include banking, tax, and estate records. Writings consist of Fitzgerald's notebook and notes, essays and recollections of Fitzgerald by friends, and Calvin Hennig's notes on a 1984 posthumous exhibition catalog.

There are loose drawings and 21 sketchbooks of Fitzgerald's artwork. Printed material includes clippings, a clippings scrapbook, exhibition catalogs, and a five-minute video recording describing the holdings of Anne and Edgar Hubert's Fitzgerald art collection. Photographs are of Fitzgerald, his friends and family, residents, travel snapshots, and photographs and slides of his artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1918-1971 (2 folders; Boxes 1, 5)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1934-1987 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1948-1972 (0.5 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Writings, 1955-1988 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, 5)

Series 5: Artwork, 1930-1969 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 4-6)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1923-1989 (0.2 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 7: Photographic Material, 1905-1992 (0.3 linear feet; Box 4)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter James Fitzgerald (1899-1971) lived and worked in Monterey, California and Monhegan, Maine and is known for his watercolors of seascapes, animals, and nature.

Born in Milton, Massachusetts, Fitzgerald studied from 1919 to 1923 at the Massachusetts School of Art and from 1923 to 1924 at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School with Philip Hale, Leslie P. Thompson, and Edmund C. Tarbell. From 1923 to 1928, Fitzgerald took a break from his art studies to travel, sailing and crewing on fishing ships and freighters on the coasts of northern America. During a trip along the West coast in 1928, his travels brought him to Monterey, California where he established a studio and met and became associated with a group including John Cage, Martha Graham, E. F. Ricketts, and John Steinbeck.

From 1936 to 1942, Fitzgerald taught painting in California, then sold his studio the following year to settle in the artists' colony at Monhegan, Maine, which he had first visited in 1923. From 1944 to 1971, Fitzgerald made annual trips to Mt. Katahdin and also formed friendships with other Monhegan residents, including Rockwell Kent and Anne and Edgar Hubert. Fitzgerald died suddenly on the Irish island of Arranmore Ireland, where he had traveled to paint in 1971.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 1991 by Fitzgerald's literary executors, Anne and Edgar Hubert. Two additional sketchbooks were donated in 2014 by the chairman of the James Fitzgerald Legacy, Robert L. Stahl.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The James Fitzgerald papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Marine painters -- California -- Monterey  Search this
Marine painters -- Maine -- Monhegan  Search this
Painters -- California -- Monterey  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artist colonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Video recordings
Citation:
James Fitzgerald papers, 1905-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fitzjame
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fitzjame

James Fitzgerald / Calvin Hennig

Author:
Hennig, Calvin  Search this
Fitzgerald, James 1899-1971  Search this
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum  Search this
DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park  Search this
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Fitzgerald, James 1899-1971 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
118, [16] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
Call number:
N40.1.F554 H5
N40.1.F554H5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_269995

The outdoor public commemorative monuments of Syracuse, New York, 1855-1950 / by Calvin McCoy Hennig

Author:
Hennig, Calvin McCoy  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 563 leaves : ill
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Syracuse
Syracuse (N.Y.)
Date:
1984
1983
Topic:
Monuments  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
NA9350.S97 H5 1983a
NA9350.S97H5 1983a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_196842

Snow, Ice, and Water, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Landscape--River  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452977

Aboard the Elizabeth Howard, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Architecture--Boat--Sailing Ship  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Detail  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452978

Santa Lucia Range, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 1982.367
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain--Santa Lucia Mountains  Search this
Landscape--California  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452979

Prospector, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Figure male--Elderly  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Mining  Search this
Landscape--River  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452980

Nude, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452981

Woodland Trail, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Landscape--Road--Path  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452982

Coast in Winter, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010007
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452983

Cannery Row Mural, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Mural
Owner/Location:
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art Association 559 Pacific Street Monterey California 93940
Date:
Ca. 1937-1938
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Fishing  Search this
Architecture exterior--Industry--Factory  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010008
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452984

Making the Coastal Highway, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Mural
Owner/Location:
Customs House Monterey California
Date:
Ca. 1936-1937
Topic:
Landscape--California  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Construction  Search this
Object--Tool  Search this
Architecture--Machine  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452985

Mermaid Roses, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Still Life--Flower--Rose  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452986

Oxen, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010011
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452987

Mountain Home, Tennessee, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Landscape--Tennessee  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010012
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452988

Crossing the Stream, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Landscape--River  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Adobe  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010013
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452989

Surf at Sunset, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Time--Sunset  Search this
Landscape--Time--Evening  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010014
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452990

Boats of Monhegan, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Landscape--Maine--Monhegan  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Rowboat  Search this
Architecture--Other--Boathouse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010015
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452991

Frank Pierce, (painting)

Painter:
Fitzgerald, James Edward 1899-1971  Search this
Subject:
Pierce, Frank  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Landscape--Maine--Monhegan  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Fishing  Search this
Animal--Bird--Gull  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E010016
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452992

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