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Oral history interview with Virginia Cuthbert, 1995 August 28

Interviewee:
Cuthbert, Virginia, 1908-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Elliott, Philip Clarkson  Search this
John, Augustus  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Interviews  Search this
Women painters -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13192
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215883
AAA_collcode_cuthber95
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215883
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Virginia Cuthbert

Interviewee:
Cuthbert, Virginia, 1908-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Elliott, Philip Clarkson, 1903-1985  Search this
John, Augustus, 1878-1961  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette ((90 min.), analog.)
40 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 August 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Virginia Cuthbert conducted 1995 August 28, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Cuthbert's home, Buffalo, New York.
Virginia Cuthbert discusses her family background in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area; and her father's love of art and acquaintance with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Director of the Carnegie Museum of Art; her very early art education and, later, her study in Europe on a Syracuse University fellowship; her brief study with Felice Carena in Florence and critiques of her work in London by Augustus John and Colin Gill; her study and friendship in New York with George Luks and the beginning of a long friendship with the composer, Virgil Thompson; graduate study in fine arts at the University of Pittsburgh; her engagement to the future museum director, Andrew Ritchie, its breaking-off, and her marriage to Philip Elliott; her further study at the Carnegie Institute with Alexander Kostellow; and a sketching trip to France and Spain.
Biographical / Historical:
Virginia Cuthbert (1908-2001) was a painter from Buffalo, New York and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
General:
Due to a stroke in 1994, Ms. Cuthbert's voice is not clearly audible.
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 26 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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Interviews  Search this
Women painters -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cuthber95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cuthber95

Edwin Forrest in the Role of Metamora

Artist:
Frederick Styles Agate, 1807 - 1 May 1844  Search this
Sitter:
Edwin Forrest, 9 Mar 1806 - 12 Dec 1872  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 62.2 x 49.2 x 2.5cm (24 1/2 x 19 3/8 x 1")
Frame: 84.8 x 73 x 9.5cm (33 3/8 x 28 3/4 x 3 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1832
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Headdress  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Edwin Forrest: Male  Search this
Edwin Forrest: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Edwin Forrest: Performing Arts\Theater Manager  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Kathryn and Gilbert Miller Fund in memory of Alexander Ince
Object number:
NPG.66.20
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 132
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm498bc288f-43e3-4a8b-a082-5b27ad768634
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.66.20

John, Augustus, General

Collection Creator:
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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:
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records, 1851-1991, bulk 1962-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records / Series 1: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-robeschg-ref341

John, Augustus

Collection Creator:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Richardson, Constance, 1905-  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1934-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Edgar P. Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers
E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers / Series 6: Artist-Subject files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-richedga-ref878

John, Augustus, unnumbered

Collection Creator:
Perls Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 75, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Perls Galleries records, 1937-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Perls Galleries records
Perls Galleries records / Series 3: Photographs / 3.3: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-perlgall-ref3910

John, Augustus

Collection Creator:
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Charles Rand Penney Papers, 1923-1994, bulk 1945-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Rand Penney papers
Charles Rand Penney papers / Series 1: Art Collection Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pennchar-ref594

John, Augustus

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 87, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Series Restrictions:
Artwork Files (Boxes 63-71, 94-95) and some photographic materials (Boxes 93 and 101) are ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 10: Photographic Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamegras-ref1996

John, Augustus

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 154, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
ca. 1910-ca. 1952
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
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:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 8: Photographs / 8.3: Photographs of Artwork and Records of Paintings Sold
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-macbgall-ref11904

Getz, Carl

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 40, Folder 46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1925
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref9851
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Martin Birnbaum papers, 1862-1967, bulk 1920-1967

Creator:
Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970  Search this
Subject:
Sterner, Albert  Search this
Werntz, Carl N. (Carl Newland)  Search this
Sprinchorn, Carl  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Winthrop, Grenville Lindall  Search this
Wilson, Stanley  Search this
Dillingham, Louise  Search this
Cœdès, George  Search this
Choate, Mabel  Search this
Clark, Stephen C. (Stephen Carlton)  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
Chanler, Robert Winthrop  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Beardsley, Aubrey  Search this
Stein, Leo  Search this
Sinclair, Upton  Search this
John, Augustus  Search this
Haseltine, Herbert  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou  Search this
Nadelman, Elie  Search this
Dulac, Edmund  Search this
Kester, Lenard  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina  Search this
Rothenstein, William, Sir  Search this
Scott, Stevenson  Search this
Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta  Search this
McIlhenny, Henry P.  Search this
Parmelee, James  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Ricketts, Charles S.  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Potterton, Alfred B.  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield  Search this
Jacobs, Leonebel  Search this
Douglas, Norman  Search this
Scudder, Janet  Search this
Fernández, Luis  Search this
Rock, Joseph Francis Charles  Search this
Hoowij, Jan  Search this
Davis, Reginald  Search this
Davis, Edmund  Search this
Despiau, Charles  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Scott & Fowles (Firm)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Etchings
Photographs
Topic:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8888
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211073
AAA_collcode_birnmart
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Audio - Visual
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211073
Online Media:

John, Augustus

Collection Creator:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art  Search this
Container:
Box 194, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1928
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records / Series 3: Exhibitions
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-carninst-ref11073

John, Augustus

Collection Creator:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art  Search this
Container:
Box 69, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1911
1913
1920
1924-1925
1927
1929-1930
1933-1939
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-carninst-ref4156

John, Augustus

Collection Creator:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art  Search this
Container:
Box 194, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1928
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records / Series 3: Exhibitions
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-carninst-ref9531

John, Augustus

Collection Creator:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art  Search this
Container:
Box 194, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records / Series 3: Exhibitions
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-carninst-ref9532

John, Augustus

Collection Creator:
Bulliet, C.J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1888-1959
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
The C. J. Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers / Series 4: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bullclar-ref1632

Martin Birnbaum papers

Creator:
Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970  Search this
Names:
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Scott & Fowles (Firm)  Search this
Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Chanler, Robert Winthrop, 1872-1930  Search this
Choate, Mabel, 1870-1958  Search this
Clark, Stephen C. (Stephen Carlton), b. 1882  Search this
Cœdès, George  Search this
Davis, Edmund  Search this
Davis, Reginald  Search this
Despiau, Charles, 1874-1946  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953  Search this
Dillingham, Louise  Search this
Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952  Search this
Dulac, Edmund, 1882-1953  Search this
Fernández, Luis, 1900-1973  Search this
Haseltine, Herbert, 1877-1962  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966  Search this
Hoowij, Jan, 1907-  Search this
Jacobs, Leonebel  Search this
John, Augustus, 1878-1961  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998  Search this
Kester, Lenard, 1917-  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
McIlhenny, Henry P.  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946  Search this
Parmelee, James  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Potterton, Alfred B.  Search this
Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta, 1882-1972  Search this
Ricketts, Charles S., 1866-1931  Search this
Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962  Search this
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Scott, Stevenson  Search this
Scudder, Janet, b. 1873  Search this
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968  Search this
Sprinchorn, Carl, 1887-1971  Search this
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946  Search this
Werntz, Carl N. (Carl Newland), 1874-1944  Search this
Wilson, Stanley  Search this
Winthrop, Grenville Lindall, 1864-1943  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Etchings
Photographs
Date:
1862-1967
bulk 1920-1967
Summary:
The papers of New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birnbaum measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1862-1967, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920-1967. The papers document Birnbaum's association with the firm of Scott & Fowles, the lives and activities of his friends and colleagues, and his literary work, through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, a scrapbook, scattered artwork, and photographs of Birnbaum, friends and colleagues, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birnbaum measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1862-1967, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920-1967. The papers document Birnbaum's association with the firm of Scott & Fowles, the lives and activities of his friends and colleagues, and his literary work, through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, a scrapbook, scattered artwork, and photographs of Birnbaum, friends and colleagues, and artwork.

Correspondence, primarily letters received by Birnbaum in New York, and throughout Europe from 1917-1960s, reflects Birnbaum's association with Scott & Fowles, particularly Stevenson Scott, and includes many details about the lives and activities of his correspondents, among them: artists Edward Bruce, Cecilia Beaux, Beniamino Bufano, Stephen C. Clark, Louise Dillingham, William Hunt Diedrich, Luis Fernandez, Herbert Haseltine, Jan Hoowij, Malvina Hoffman, Leonebel Jacobs, Lenard Kester, Lois Mailou Jones, Paul Manship, Gari Melchers, Maxfield Parrish, Charles S. Ricketts, William Rothenstein, John Singer Sargent, Janet Scudder, Carl Sprinchorn, Maurice Sterne, Albert Sterner, Carl N. Wertz, and Stanley Wilson. Also found is correspondence with art collectors and patrons including Mabel Choate, Edmund Davis, Reginald Davis, Henry P. McIlhenny, James Parmalee, Edith Wetmore, and Grenville Windall Linthrop, and museums including the Fogg Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and then curator Gisela Marie Augusta Richter, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Correspondence with scholars, writers, and publishers including George Coedes, Edmund Dulac, Joseph Francis Charles Rock, Upton Sinclair and others, documents aspects of Birnbaum's literary and scholarly work.

Writings include drafts of The Last Romantic, including Upton Sinclair's revision, and some of Birnbaum's early published and unpublished writings, as well as notes on Aubrey Beardsley.

Business records include financial records such as bills, receipts, canceled checks and statements for sales of artwork, and scattered legal records.

A small amount of printed material primarily consists of programs for musical events which evidence Birnbaum's early success as a violinist, as well as scattered news clippings, 2 exhibition catalogs, and announcements for the publications of Angkor and the Mandarin Road and The Last Romantic. Additional printed material about Birnbaum can be found in the dismantled scrapbook, 1960-1961.

Artwork includes 2 etchings and a sketch by Birnbaum, bookplates by various artists, circa 10 sketches by other and unidentified artists, and 3 cards with original artwork.

Photographs include snapshots and portraits of Birnbaum and artists and friends, among them: Robert Chanler, Charles Despiau, Norman Douglas, Luis Fernandez, Herbert Haseltine, Augustus John, Paul Manship, Gari Melchers, Elie Nadelman, Albert Sterner, Stevenson Scott, and Grenville Lindall Winthrop. Also found is a photo of Birnbaum with Edward Bruce, Alfred Potterton, Leon Stein, and Maurice Sterne, circa 1915-1916, and photographs proposed for use in The Last Romantic, travel snapshots, and photos of artwork.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1890-1950s (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OVs 4-5)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1862-1967 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1890-circa 1960 (0.45 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Business Records, 1918-1967 (0.15 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1895-circa 1960 (0.15 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1960-1961 (1 folder; Box 3)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1890-circa 1960 (0.15 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1960s (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birmbaum (1878-1970) was the manager of the American branch of the Berlin Photographic Company in New York City from 1910–1916, and a longtime partner in the art firm Scott & Fowles. He spent the later part of his career building the Grenville Lindall Winthrop Collection, now at the Fogg Museum.

Birnbaum immigrated to the United States from Hungary as a child. He was an accomplished violinist who studied at City College of New York, and graduated with a law degree from Columbia University in 1901, but developed a life-long interest in art during visits to Europe. As manager of the Berlin Photographic Company he had great success in staging art exhibitions at the company's New York galleries, which led him to a junior partnership in the Fifth Avenue firm of art dealers, Scott & Fowles. Birnbaum traveled widely and built relationships with many of the prominent artists and art collectors of his day and, in addition to the Grenville Lindall Winthrop collection, was influential in developing other important art collections including those of Edward Davis, Reginald Davis, and Henry P. McIlhenny.

Birnbaum wrote widely about his experiences and encounters in the world of wealthy socialites, literary salons, artists, art patrons, and collectors in publications such as Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (Berlin Photographic Co., 1911), Oscar Wilde: Fragments and Memories (J.F. Drake, Incorporated, 1914) , Vanishing Eden:Wanderings in the Tropics (New York: William E. Rudge's Sons, 1942), Angkor and the Mandarin Road (Vantage Press, 1952), and The Last Romantic (Twayne Publishers, 1961). He died in 1970 at the age of 92.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels N698, N698A-N698B) including correspondence, bookplates, sketches, newspaper clippings, and a list of books containing ornamental drawings and illustrations. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Material on reels N698, N698A-N698B were lent for microfilming by Martin Birnbaum in 1967. The rest of the collection was donated in an anonymous gift in 1970 and by Martin Birnbaum's great-nephew, Jerome Ziegler, in 1975.
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.

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.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Etchings
Photographs
Citation:
Martin Birnbaum papers, 1962-1967, bulk 1920-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.birnmart
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Martin Birnbaum papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-birnmart

John, Augustus

Collection Creator:
Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 90
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1923
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Martin Birnbaum papers, 1962-1967, bulk 1920-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Martin Birnbaum papers
Martin Birnbaum papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-birnmart-ref111

Tallulah Bankhead

Artist:
Augustus Edwin John, 1878 - 1961  Search this
Sitter:
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead, 31 Jan 1902 - 12 Dec 1968  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 123.8 x 62.9cm (48 3/4 x 24 3/4")
Frame: 142.9 x 81.9 x 9.5cm (56 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 3 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1930
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Pearl  Search this
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead: Female  Search this
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Honorable and Mrs. John Hay Whitney
Object number:
NPG.69.46
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Augustus John
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Bravo!
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 321 Mezzanine
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f5b9d47e-33c5-4d22-9d6e-5d006bfdc3fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.69.46

MS 3958 Typescript copy of an extract of an article published in the Sacramento Union, July 25, 1860, describing the population of a portion of California in 1847

Collector:
Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880  Search this
Creator:
Bidwell, John, 1819-1900  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
December 21, 1847
Scope and Contents:
Contains "the population of the Valley from the Buttes upwards. (From the Sacramento Union, July 25, 1860).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3958
Topic:
population  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3958, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3958
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3958

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