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Edmund Darch Lewis sketches

Creator:
Lewis, Edmund Darch, 1835-1910  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1860-[ca. 1890]
Scope and Contents:
Loose sketches and 13 volumes of sketchbooks. The sketchbooks contain landscape drawings in pencil and oil. Many are signed and dated, and some include manuscript notes on color.
Biographical / Historical:
Landscape painter; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Sketches  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lewiedmu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lewiedmu

Mary Butler papers

Creator:
Butler, Mary  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Eakins, Susan Macdowell  Search this
Grafly, Dorothy, 1896-  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Norris, S. Walter  Search this
Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Sartain, William, 1843-1924  Search this
Stoddard, Alice Kent Pearson, 1885-1976  Search this
Thouron, Henry  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Writings
Photographs
Date:
1853-1946
bulk 1884-1946
Summary:
The papers of landscape painter Mary Butler date from 1853-1946, bulk 1884-1946, and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, correspondence, and records relating to Butler's long participation in the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Also found are notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs of Butler, her friends, her studio in Ogunquit, Maine, her landscape paintings, and exhibition installations.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of landscape painter Mary Butler date from 1853-1946, bulk 1884-1946, and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, correspondence, and records relating to Butler's long participation in the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Also found are notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs of Butler, her friends, her studio in Ogunquit, Maine, her landscape paintings, and exhibition installations.

Biographical material includes genealogical notes on Butler's early family history, biographical accounts, teaching certificates, and letters of recommendation from Butler's instructors including William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, and William Sartain.

Found within the papers are correspondence with family members, including letters to her cousin Edgar Butler letters from her friend Mrs. Thomas Eakins; and miscellaneous scattered letters from various colleagues including George Biddle, Dorothy Grafly, Thornton Oakley, and Alice Kent Stoddard concerning various topics. Correspondence regarding exhibitions is with arts organizations and colleagues including Henry Thouron and S. Walter Norris.

There are files documenting Butler's long participation in the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, including a letter from Joseph Pennell, notes, writings, and printed material. Additional printed material includes a scrapbook of clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs. Photographs are of Butler, her friends, her studio in Ogunquit, Maine, views of the Maine coast and of Cathedral Crag in Washington State, Butler's landscape paintings, and miscellaneous exhibition installations.
Arrangement:
The papers are arranged into seven series. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1884-1945 (Box 1; 10 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1853-1944 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: File for the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1917-1946 (Box 1; 14 folders)

Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1905-1938 (Box 1; 10 folders)

Series 5: Scrapbook, 1908-1942 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1894-1944 (Box 2; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1870-1945 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Mary Butler was born on October 27, 1865 in Uwachlan, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James and Rachel M. (James) Butler.

Butler began her education at the Darlington Seminary. She studied painting at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now the Moore College of Art) under William Sartain and Robert Henri, graduating in 1894. Between 1896 and 1902, she studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under William Merritt Chase and Celia Beaux. From 1897 to 1898, she studied at the Académie Colarossi in Paris with Gustave Courtois, René François Xavier Prinet, and Jean-Antoine Injalbert.

She attended a summer school conducted by William Merritt Chase at Shinnacock Hills, and later studied under Robert Henri and Edward W. Redfield. With Redfield, she spent a season at Centre Bridge, Pennsylvania. Butler was primarily a landscape painter and traveled widely in the United States and Europe to find unusual and inspiring views. She also spent summers in Ogunquit and on Monhegan Island, Maine.

In 1909, Butler joined the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and served as President of that organization from 1921 to 1937. During her tenure, she inaugurated traveling exhibitions, a picture purchasing fund and, in 1915, the Thouron Fund for aid of needy artists.

Throughout her career Butler exhibited extensively and promoted the arts in Philadelphia.

Mary Butler died on March 16, 1946.
Provenance:
The Mary Butler papers were donated in 2005 by Rachel F. Armstrong, the artist's niece.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
Mary Butler papers, 1853-1946, bulk 1884-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.butlmary
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-butlmary

Leonid and Ethel Gechtoff papers

Creator:
Gechtoff, Leonid, 1883-1941  Search this
Gechtoff, Ethel  Search this
Names:
East & West Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Items (linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1918-1958
Scope and Contents:
Letters recieved, including several from J. Edgar Hoover concerning a painting by Leonid Gechtoff, 1935-1938; two autographed photographs of Hoover; photographs of Leonid Gechtoff and his work; a scrapbook, ca. 1918-1929, containing letters, photographs, exhibition catalogs, clippings and printed miscellany; naturalization papers for Ethel Gechtoff; and material concerning her East & West Gallery in San Francisco, 1956-1958, including leases, exhibition announcements, clippings, and a price list for works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Leonid Gechtoff was a Russian landscape painter who emigrated to this country in 1922; settling in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1923, where he remained until his death in 1941. His wife Ethel Gechtoff ran a Gallery in San Francisco 1956-1958.
Provenance:
The donor, Sonia Gechtoff, is the daughter of Leonid and Ethel Gechtoff, and also a painter.
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. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Soviet Union  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Gallery directors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Women art dealers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- San Francisco
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.gechleon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gechleon

Henry Singlewood Bisbing letters

Creator:
Bisbing, H. Singlewood (Henry Singlewood), 1849-1933  Search this
Extent:
2 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1906]
Scope and Contents:
Two letters to Bisbing, one from a young lady, the other regarding portraiture.
Biographical / Historical:
Animal and landscape painter; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Animals in art -- Pennsylvia -- Philadelphia  Search this
Landscape painting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bisbhenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bisbhenr

James Hamilton letters

Creator:
Hamilton, James, 1819-1878  Search this
Extent:
2 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1861-1867
Scope and Contents:
Two letters to "Mr. MacKenzie," one regarding a landscape painting by Hamilton "in the Academy."
Biographical / Historical:
Marine and landscape painter; Belfast, Ireland and Philadelphia, Pa. Moved to Philadelphia in 1834.
Provenance:
Donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA.
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. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Marine painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 19th century  Search this
Marine painting -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hamijaml
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hamijaml

James Hamilton papers

Creator:
Hamilton, James, 1819-1878  Search this
Extent:
20 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1870-1967
Scope and Contents:
A biographical sketch of Hamilton by Charles S. Keyser; a letter from Grace Greenwood, 1871 with two photographs of her and a letter 1870, from Greenwood's husband, L.K. Lippincott, with a photograph of him; a letter from John Sartain to Thomas Reed, 1880 and one from Sartain to Malvina Reed, 1885; an illustrated manuscript of the "subject of clouds"; four snapshots of Hamilton's paintings; letters to his granddaughter, Mrs. Walter Sonneberg regarding Hamilton's painting; exhibition announcements, 1948; auction catalog of Philadelphia artists, ca. 1880, annotated with prices; and printed material on Hamilton.
Biographical / Historical:
Marine and landscape painter. Born in Ireland. Came to Philadelphia in 1834. Studied with John Sartain.
Provenance:
Donated by Miss Katherine Reed, granddaughter of James Hamilton to the NCFA/NPG Library May 1975 and subsequently transfered to AAA April 1977.
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. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Marine painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hamijame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hamijame

James Cameron letters

Creator:
Cameron, James, b. 1816?  Search this
Names:
Ashton, Thomas B., fl. 1835-1850  Search this
Mozier, Joseph, 1812-1870  Search this
Extent:
140 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1843-1876
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Cameron's mother and wife; 37 letters from wood engraver, landscape and genre painter Thomas B. Ashton, 1846-1850; and 5 letters from sculptor Joseph Mozier, 1846-1847.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait and landscape painter; Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Scotland ca. 1816. Worked in Indianapolis, Ind. prior to 1849, later settled in Philadelphia.
Provenance:
Microfilmed with other art-related papers from Mills College Library, July 1981.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Engravers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Genre painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.camejame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-camejame

Edward Taylor Snow papers

Creator:
Snow, Edward Taylor, 1844-1913  Search this
Names:
Art Club of Philadelphia  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1893-1913
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, bills, receipts, photographs, catalogs and a scrapbook of printed material relating to Snow and the Art Club of Philadelphia. The Art Club materials are official or semi-official and pertain to exhibits and committee meetings. Included are sale receipts for the Art Club gallery.
Biographical / Historical:
Landscape painter; Philadelphia, Pa. Member of the Art Club of Philadelphia.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1991 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The order of the papers on the microfilm is based on the arrangement of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.snowedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-snowedwa

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