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Lester Burbank Bridaham papers

Creator:
Bridaham, Lester Burbank  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Colonial Craft Survey for Massachusetts  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society for Contemporary American Art  Search this
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Barton, Macena, 1901-1986  Search this
Biesel, Charles, 1865-1945  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
De Diego, Julio, 1900-  Search this
Eboli, Jules  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A., 1916-1979  Search this
Krans, Olof, 1838-1916  Search this
Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970  Search this
Nicola├»des, Kimon, 1892-1938  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974  Search this
Extent:
7.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1912-1986
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, art works, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and files on Julio De Diego and Kimon Nicolaides and other topics, related to Bridaham's career as an artist and writer.
REEL 8: Printed material, including articles written by Bridaham for periodicals (1950-1957), 15 exhibition catalogs (1928-1968), clippings by and about Bridaham (1930-1959), 6 press releases (1956-1957), a transcript of a radio discussion which included Bridaham (1951), 2 advertisements, a lecture announcement (1957), instructions on using egg tempera for Bridaham's students, a guide book to the Louisiana State Museum (1956), brochures about Strathmont Museum (1958), and resumes.
REEL 3: Material related to Kimon Nicolaides, including a radio address given by him, 1933; publicity for his book THE NATURAL WAY TO DRAW; exhibition catalogs; clippings; press releases; and a photograph of one of his sculptures. [Microfilm title: Kimon Nicolaides papers]
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence with Kimon Nicolaides and Henry Schnackenberg (1921-1923), Julio De Diego (1941-1952), Ethel Spears (1961), Isabel Bishop (1975), and George and Edith Rickey. Letters to Mamie Harmon concern a Nicolaides exhibition and book (1938-1941). Writings include nine v. of diaries (1946-1954) kept during his tenure at the Art Institute of Chicago, and notes and drafts for an unpublished book (1938-1982).
Subject files concerning Ivan Albright's poetry, the Colonial Craft Survey for Massachusetts (1935), Olof Krans (1939), the reorganization of the Metropolitan Museum's photographic department (1949), Romanesque and Gothic sculpture and the Society for Contemporary American Art. A file (1921-1983) on Julio De Diego contains Bridaham's research materials, sketches and drawings by the artist, a journal kept by De Diego in New York (1932) and photographs of De Diego, his family including third wife Gypsy Rose Lee, friends and art works. Kimon Nicolaides' file (1921-1986) contains his writings and drawings (1928), drawings by Vivian Gordon and Howard Ahrens (1923-1986), photographs and other research materials.
Printed materials consists of clippings (1930-1972), "The Chicago Artist" newsletter (1938), press releases, a book cover, Artists Equity publications (1952-1953), posters, exhibition catalogs and anouncements and membership cards. Photographs show Bridaham, friends, National Art Week activities with Macena Barton, Charles Biesel, Jules Eboli and Richard Florsheim, his studio and drawings (1928-1949). Other materials include over 150 prints and drawings (1927-1977) of Moroccan scenes, Colorado wildflowers and other subjects, resumes, an illustrated notebook of Bridaham's plans for art works (1931-1932) and a list of his works (1974).
ADDITION: Material concerning the latter part of Bridaham's life, including original works of art, photographs, a dream sketchbook (1945), a notebook devoted to Julio de Diego; Bridaham's letters to Jeanette Fowler, 1989-1990 and other correspondence, 1940s-1950s; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director, art historian, painter, and printmaker; d. 1992. Bridaham received a degree in chemical engineering from M.I.T. and studied art history at Harvard's Fogg Museum from 1936-1937. He received a 1931 American Field Service fellowship for study in France and Morocco, and studied studio art at the Art Students League under Kimon Nicolaides and Kenneth Hayes Miller. Between 1938 and 1954, Bridaham was a staff officer at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was also the director of the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, and of the Strathmont Museum, Elmira, N.Y. He is the author of Gargoyles, Chimeras and the Grotesque in French Gothic Sculpture.
Related Materials:
Lester Bridaham photographs and papers relating to gargoyles, 1895-1987, are located at The Getty Research Institute Special Collections.
Provenance:
Donated 1974-1987 by Lester Burbank and Dorothy Bridaham. In 1996, an additional 0.8 ft. was donated from the Jeanette Fowler estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.
Occupation:
Art historians  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Painters -- United States  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.bridlest
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bridlest

Painter Krans of Bishop Hill Colony / by George Swank

Author:
Swank, George  Search this
Subject:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Illinois
Bishop Hill
Bishop Hill (Ill.)
Date:
1976
Topic:
Painters  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.K893 S93 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_677318

Olof Krans, (painting)

Title:
Self-Portrait in Union Uniform, (painting)
Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Subject:
Krans, Olaf  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881137
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219937

Bishop Hill, 1855, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State of Illinois Department of Conservation Springfield Illinois
Date:
1911
Topic:
Cityscape--United States--East Central States  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881138
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219938

Peter Helstrom, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Subject:
Helstrom, Peter  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State of Illinois Department of Conservation Springfield Illinois
Date:
Ca. 1900
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881139
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219939

Mrs. Olson (Mother of Olof Krans), (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Subject:
Olson  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881140
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219940

Jonas Olson, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Subject:
Olson, Jonas  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State of Illinois Department of Conservation Springfield Illinois
Date:
Ca. 1900
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881141
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219941

Women Building a Bridge Across the Edwards River, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State of Illinois Department of Conservation Springfield Illinois
Topic:
Primitive  Search this
Occupation--Labor  Search this
Landscape--Illinois  Search this
Landscape--River--Edwards River  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881142
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219942

Sowers Spreading Seed, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State of Illinois Department of Conservation Springfield Illinois
Topic:
Occupation--Farm  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881143
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219943

It Will Soon Be Here, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State of Illinois Department of Conservation Springfield Illinois
Topic:
Occupation--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881144
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219944

Wheat Harvest, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State of Illinois Department of Conservation Illinois
Topic:
Occupation--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881145
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219945

Butcher Boys on a Bender, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State of Illinois Department of Conservation Illinois
Date:
1908
Topic:
Primitive  Search this
Animal  Search this
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881146
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219946

Olof Krans (a Self-Portrait), (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Subject:
Krans, Olof  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State of Illinois Department of Conservation Illinois
Date:
1908
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Portrait male--Self Portrait  Search this
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881147
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219947

Fire in Galva, Illinois, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
City of Galva Fire Department Galva Illinois
Topic:
Cityscape--Illinois--Galva  Search this
Cityscape--Time--Night  Search this
Disaster--Fire  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881148
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219948

Monument to 50 Original Bishop Hill Colonists, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State of Illinois Department of Conservation Springfield Illinois
Topic:
Architecture--Monument  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881149
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219949

Peaceable Kingdom, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1850-1900
Topic:
Allegory--Religion--Heaven  Search this
Control number:
IAP 85520158
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_229481

Krans Family Farm in Salja, Sweden, (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Chicago Historical Society Clark Street at North Avenue Chicago Illinois 60614
Date:
1875-95
Topic:
Architecture--Farm  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 12030384
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_255376

Mrs. Eric Krans (Beata) (1811-99), (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Subject:
Krans, Eric, Mrs. (Beata)  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Chicago Historical Society Clark Street at North Avenue Chicago Illinois 60614
Date:
Ca. 1900
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 12030386
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_255378

Mrs. Eric Krans (Beata) (1811-99), (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Subject:
Krans, Eric, Mrs. (Beata)  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Chicago Historical Society Clark Street at North Avenue Chicago Illinois 60614
Date:
Ca. 1906
Topic:
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 12030387
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_255379

Olof Krans (1838-1916), (painting)

Painter:
Krans, Olof 1838-1916  Search this
Subject:
Krans, Olaf  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Chicago Historical Society Clark Street at North Avenue Chicago Illinois 60614
Date:
1913
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Portrait male--Self Portrait  Search this
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 12030388
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_255380

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