Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
16 documents - page 1 of 1

Interview with Edith Carson

Creator:
Carson, Edith  Search this
Interviewer:
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Names:
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1976 Oct. 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edith Carson conducted 1968 Jan. 10 by Walter Hopps regarding her husband Mark Rothko. Carson speaks of her family background; meeting Mark Rothko at Lake George, New York in 1932; their 13 year marriage; their early friends; his admiration for Milton Avery; Rothko's interest in tragedy and his "tremendous emotional capacity for despair"; his visits to New York museums and 57th Street galleries; and his family background, early work and love of music.
Biographical / Historical:
Edith Carson married the painter Mark Rothko in 1932. They were divorced in 1945.
Provenance:
Transferred from the National Museum of American Art, 1985.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.carsedit
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw949e5b75e-54f1-4931-9eb9-4749b8a2fda1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carsedit

Oral history interview with Albert Paley, 1982 Dec. 2

Interviewee:
Paley, Albert, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Lechtzin, Stanley  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Jewelry making  Search this
Ironwork  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12256
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212348
AAA_collcode_paley82
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212348
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ted Muehling, 2007 November 17-18

Interviewee:
Muehling, Ted, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Milosch, Jane, 1964-  Search this
Subject:
Buxbaum, Gerda  Search this
Celmins, Vija  Search this
Czeresko, Deborah  Search this
Drutt, Helen Williams  Search this
Grcic, Konstantin  Search this
Gulotta, Gerry  Search this
Harding, Ingrid  Search this
Hobson, Jade  Search this
Kiss, Gabriella  Search this
Mauer, Ingo  Search this
Morris, Robert Lee  Search this
Smith, Kiki  Search this
Sullivan, Louis H.  Search this
Zeisel, Eva  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel
Topic:
Industrial design  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelry -- Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16122
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362671
AAA_collcode_muehli07
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_362671

Oral history interview with Albert Paley

Interviewee:
Paley, Albert  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Lechtzin, Stanley, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 Dec. 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Albert Paley conducted 1982 Dec. 2, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Paley speaks of his training at the Tyler School of Art under Stanley Lechtzin; his early and continuing compulsion to explore difficult techniques; his rapid rise to prominence through his ornamental ironwork; and his important commissions.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert Paley (1944- ) is an art metal worker and jewelry designer from Rochester, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 44 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Topic:
Jewelry making  Search this
Ironwork  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.paley82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99883e431-511b-4634-aedf-1958dde25d40
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-paley82
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ted Muehling

Interviewee:
Muehling, Ted  Search this
Interviewer:
Milosch, Jane  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pratt Institute -- Students  Search this
Buxbaum, Gerda, 1949-  Search this
Celmins, Vija, 1938-  Search this
Czeresko, Deborah  Search this
Drutt, Helen Williams  Search this
Grcic, Konstantin, 1965-  Search this
Gulotta, Gerry  Search this
Harding, Ingrid  Search this
Hobson, Jade  Search this
Kiss, Gabriella  Search this
Mauer, Ingo  Search this
Morris, Robert Lee, 1947-  Search this
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924  Search this
Zeisel, Eva, 1906-2011  Search this
Extent:
109 Pages (Transcript)
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (4 hr., 38 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Date:
2007 November 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ted Muehling conducted 2007 November 17-18, by Jane Milosch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Muehling's studio, in New York, New York.
Muehling speaks of visiting New York City as a child; attending Pratt for industrial design; working with molds; working in Germany; winning the Coty fashion award for his jewelry; learning to blow glass; working at Corning; visiting museums as a child and projects in his father's basement workshop; drawing inspiration out of his materials; the rich art history of Europe; working with plastic and wood; working with assistants; the impact of travel on his work; various gallery exhibitions; working with well-known designers; creating functional and inspiring pieces; the American craft market; drawing inspiration from dreams; the humor in his art; the strengths and limitations of various mediums. Muehling also recalls Gerry Gulotta, Eva Zeisel, Ingrid Harding, Kiki Smith, Deborah Czeresko, Gabriella Kiss, Gerda Buxbaum, Jade Hobson, Ingo Mauer, Vija Celmins, Louis Sullivan, Konstantin Grcic, Robert Lee Morris, Helen Drutt, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Ted Muehling (1953- ) is a designer of jewelry and decorative objects in New York, New York. Jane Milosch (1964- ) is a curator from Silver Spring, Maryland.
General:
Originally recorded as 5 digital sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 38 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
ACCESS RESTRICTED: Use requires written permission.
Topic:
Industrial design  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelry -- Design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.muehli07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3c2fde7-2431-444e-a97d-9bc4c37d658c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-muehli07

Oral history interview with Art Smith

Creator:
Smith, Art, 1917-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
LaBelles, Paul  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 August 24-31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Art Smith conducted 1971 August 24-31, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Smith speaks of his background and education; teaching crafts to children; starting his own jewelry shop; his designs; materials and techniques; his use of stones; exhibitions of his work. He recalls Paul LaBelles.
Biographical / Historical:
Art Smith (1917-1982) was a jewelry designer from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 16 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Topic:
Jewelry making -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.smith71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95a8cca9a-190f-4e40-be04-e6366cf2c933
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smith71
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Art Smith, 1971 August 24-31

Interviewee:
Smith, Art, 1917-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
LaBelles, Paul  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Jewelry making -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11454
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212422
AAA_collcode_smith71
Theme:
African American
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212422

Oral history interview with Thomas Gentille, 2009 August 2-5

Interviewee:
Gentille, Thomas, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ilse-Neuman, Ursula, 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15707
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)283566
AAA_collcode_gentil09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_283566
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Kenneth Jay Lane, 2011 June 9-10

Interviewee:
Lane, Kenneth Jay, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15957
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)302159
AAA_collcode_lane11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_302159
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Thomas Gentille

Interviewee:
Gentille, Thomas  Search this
Interviewer:
Ilse-Neuman, Ursula  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 August 2-5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Thomas Gentille conducted 2009 August 2 and 5, by Ursula Ilse-Neuman, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Ilse-Neuman's home, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Gentille (1936- ) is a jeweler and educator and lives and works in New York, N.Y. Gentille taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Penland School of Crafts.
General:
Originally recorded 4 memory cards as 6 sound files. Duration is 3 hr.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators.
Topic:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gentil09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90fe2599e-b854-45f0-9a4e-d3382c6bca70
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gentil09
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Harper

Interviewee:
Harper, William, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Nelson, Harold B.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Schwarcz, June, 1918-2015  Search this
Extent:
50 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 January 12-13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Harper conducted 2004 January 12-13, by Harold B. Nelson, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in New York City, N.Y.
Harper speaks of growing up in the small town of Bucyrus, Ohio; taking art lessons as a child; attending Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art and completing an M.S. in Art Education; exhibiting at the May Show at Cleveland Museum of Art; choosing to work in enamels, especially cloisonné, and its relationship to painting; visiting New York for the first time and seeing an exhibit of June Schwarcz's work; participating in both national juried exhibitions and solo exhibitions, including a one-man exhibition at the Renwick Gallery; and receiving the National Endowment for the Arts Craft Research Fellowship. Harper also speaks of teaching experiences at several schools; being hired at Florida State University; teaching workshops at the Penland School of Crafts; publishing his book, "Step by Step Enameling;" his affiliation with various craft and fine art galleries; moving to New York City; using precious and commonplace materials; his technique in creating pieces and the tendency to work in series, such as Pagan Babies and Pentimenti; exploring jewelry forms; and the influence of African sculpture, art history, religion, mythology, and artist Jasper Johns on his artwork. Harper also recalls Kenneth Bates, John Paul Miller, Margaret Craver, Robert Ebendorf, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
William Claude Harper (1944- ) is a jeweler and enamelist from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 29 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Enamel artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Cloisonné  Search this
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.harper04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96c9a2b77-af6f-4382-9a94-80dd61cc97c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harper04
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Kenneth Jay Lane

Interviewee:
Lane, Kenneth Jay, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
99 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2011 June 9-10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Kenneth Jay Lane conducted 2011 June 9-10, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Lane's office, The Factory, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Kenneth Jay Lane (1932- ) is a jewelry designer in New York, N.Y. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 7 sound files. Duration is 3 hrs., 45 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators.
Topic:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lane11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94e724851-3209-46a5-8f15-a711961fc518
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lane11
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Glenda Arentzen

Interviewee:
Arentzen, Glenda, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Falino, Jeannine J.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
159 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2012 November 12-13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Glenda Arentzen conducted 2012 November 12-13, by Jeannine Falino, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Museum of Arts and Design, in New York, New York.
Biographical / Historical:
Glenda Arentzen (1941- ) is a studio goldsmith in New York, New York. Jeannine Falino (1955- ) is a curator in New Rochelle, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Goldsmiths -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.arentz12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw921e1430c-b902-4fcd-b27d-4c6f890fdc15
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-arentz12
Online Media:

Anna Bisso papers

Creator:
Bisso, Anna  Search this
Extent:
46 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Greeting cards
Date:
1972-1979
Scope and Contents:
A photograph of Bisso and slides of her works, a career résumé, a greeting card she designed, catalogues, announcements, press releases, and printed matter.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, graphic artist, and jewelry maker (New York, N.Y.)
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Anna Bisso.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Graphic artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Greeting cards
Identifier:
AAA.bissanna
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98234a099-9f6a-4d7d-ae83-2d1981a44431
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bissanna

Irena Brynner papers

Creator:
Brynner, Irena  Search this
Extent:
14.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Diaries
Date:
1914-2003
Summary:
The papers of jeweler Irena Brynner measure 14.2 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 2003. The papers document Brynner's career as a jeweler in California and New York through biographical material including sound recordings of her diary; correspondence with family, friends, and art organizations; diaries, notebooks, and other writings; exhibition announcements, news clippings, and other printed material; photographs and slides; artwork including eight sketchbooks; and eleven scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of jeweler Irena Brynner measure 14.2 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 2003. The papers document Brynner's career as a jeweler in California and New York through biographical material including sound recordings of her diary; correspondence with family, friends, and art organizations; diaries, notebooks, and other writings; exhibition announcements, news clippings, and other printed material; photographs and slides; artwork including eight sketchbooks; and eleven scrapbooks.

Biographical material includes family records and certificates, consular papers, and address books. Also included are 30 sound cassettes primarily of Brynner reading her diary in Russian and a radio interview with Brynner.

Correspondence is with family, friends, artists and art organizations and galleries. Much of the correspondence is in English, French and Russian. Included are correspondence between Brynner and her cousin, actor Yul Brynner.

Writings primarily consist of diaries and notebooks, lectures, and pieces from writing classes Brynner attended in the 1990s.

Personal business records consist primarily of inventories and price lists of the various jewelry pieces Brynner created. There are also shipping receipts and loan agreements with various art organizations.

Printed materials consist primarily of exhibition announcements and press releases. There are also news clippings and magazine articles related to Brynner's jewelry.

Artwork primarily consists of sketches and sketchbooks of jewelry designs and sculture designs.

Scrapbooks include various materials such as newspaper clippings, photographs, and exhibition announcements.

Photographic material includes personal photographs, photographs of jewelry, negatives of both personal photographs and photographs of jewelry, and slides of jewelry.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1930-2002 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 14-15)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1930-2003 ( 2.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-4)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1930-2003 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1942-2003 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1932-2000 ( 0.9 linear feet; Boxes 6, 16, OV 18)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1949-1998 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 6-7, 17)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1948-1997 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 16)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1914-2002 (5.2 linear feet; Boxes 8-13, 17)
Biographical / Historical:
Irena Brynner (1917-2003) was jeweler, sculptor, and opera singer who worked primarily in New York City. Brynner was born in Vladivostok, Russia. Her father was a member of the Swiss diplomatic corp, and she spent her youth living in China, Japan, and France. Brynner immigrated to the United States prior to World War II where she began her career as jeweler. Brynner was the cousin of actor, Yul Brynner, and worked in the San Francisco Bay area through the 1950s before moving to New York City. Brynner held exhbitions across the United States, throughout Europe, and in Japan.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Irena Brynner conducted by Arline M. Fisch, 2001 April 26-27.
Provenance:
The Irena Brynner papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Ragnar D. Ness, executor of the Irena Brynner Estate, in 2004.
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 in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Opera singers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Diaries
Citation:
Irena Brynner papers, circa 1914-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bryniren
See more items in:
Irena Brynner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw948258df9-7f21-412e-91f2-c539d6920ec9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bryniren

Ruth Barker Johnston papers

Creator:
Johnston, Ruth Barker, 1914-1996  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1948
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; writings; teaching material; list of equipment and supplies; material pertaining to Red Cross training corps; clippings; and exhibition material.
Biographical / Historical:
Metalsmith, jeweler, teacher; New York and Arizona.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Carol Snow, daughter of Johnston.
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:
Jewelers -- New York (State)  Search this
Metal-workers -- New York (State)  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.johnruth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93241baaa-9b3e-42af-a0c3-73d2aa300c41
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-johnruth

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By
  • Archives of American Art