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Patti Warashina papers

Creator:
Warashina, Patti, 1940-  Search this
Names:
Lee Nordness Galleries  Search this
Currier, Anne, 1950-  Search this
Kottler, Howard, 1930-1989  Search this
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Lucero, Michael, 1953-  Search this
Sperry, Robert, 1927-1998  Search this
Extent:
4.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900-1991
bulk 1970-1989
Summary:
The papers of ceramicist and sculptor Patti Warashina (b. 1940) date from circa 1900 and 1957 through 1991, bulk 1970-1989. The collection consists of 4.8 linear feet of correspondence and printed material reflecting the many ceramic and craft exhibitions and other projects Warashina participated in throughout the United States, and her associations with other ceramicists. Also included are biographical documents, writings, art works, several photographs, and a video.
Scope and Content Note:
The Patti Warashina papers measure 4.8 linear feet and date from circa 1900 and 1957 through 1991 (bulk 1970-1989). The collection documents the artistic and teaching career of Seattle-based sculptor and ceramicist Patti Warashina predominantly through correspondence and printed material reflecting the many ceramic and craft exhibitions and other projects Warashina participated in throughout the United States, and her associations with other ceramicists. Also included are biographical documents, writings, art works, several photographs, and a video.

Biographical material includes family trees, diplomas, awards, and documents relating to Warashina's family Japanese internment during WWII. Correspondence, 1968-1991, relating to exhibitions and other projects, is with galleries, museums, purchasers, publishers, and others, among them the Lee Nordness Gallery (N.Y.), Morgan Gallery (Kansas City), and Theo Portney Gallery (Seattle). Additional correspondence files contain letters received, 1977-1990, many addressed to Warashina and her husband Bob (Robert Sperry), from friends, colleagues, former students and family members, including Nancy Carmen, Anne Currier, Deborah Horrell, Matthew Kangas, Howard Kottler, Marvin Lipofsky, Michael Lucero, and others.

Ten photographs, circa 1900-1944, are portraits of Warashina's relatives and family, and several snapshots, circa 1970s, are of former students and works of art. Printed material, 1961-1990, includes newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, journals, newsletters, exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, and workshop announcements for Warashina's various sculpture and ceramic lectures. Writings include both published and unpublished works by Warashina, including an artist's statement for a possible lecture at the 1986 conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Also found here are handwritten notes on a panel discussion titled Cultural and Racial Heritage: Sources and Imagery in which Warashina was a participant along with artists Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, María Brito Avellana, and Indira Johnson. Art work consists of blue line drawings for her sculpture "Red Earth," 1986 as well as a pen and ink sketch of Warashina by an unidentified artist. A videocassette, 1987, is of the television program "The Big A: Different Ways of Seeing", in which Warashina appears briefly.
Arrangement:
The Patti Warashina papers are arranged as seven series based primarily on type of material. The correspondence in Series 2 is arranged chronologically for exhibitions and projects and general letters received. Additional letters received are arranged by name of author.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1974-1991, undated (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1957, 1967-1991, undated (Boxes 1-3; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1900- circa 1959, 1971, undated (Box 3; 3 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1961-1990, undated (Boxes 3-6, OV 7; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1984, 1986, 1989, undated (Box 6; 4 folders)

Series 6: Artwork, 1986, undated (Box 6; 2 folders)

Series 7: Miscellany, 1987, undated (Box 6; 2 folders)
Biographical Note:
Patti Warashina is a Japanese American ceramicist and sculptor. She was born in 1940 as Masae Patricia Warashina in Spokane, Washington to third generation Japanese emigrants. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she studied with sculptors Robert Sperry, Harold Myers, Rudy Autio, Shoji Hamada, Shinsaku Hamada, and Ruth Penington. She received her first solo exhibition in 1962 at the Phoenix Art Gallery in Seattle the same year she graduated with an M.F.A. from the University of Washington. Warashina later married fellow student Fred Bauer and from 1964 to 1970 exhibited as Patti Bauer.

Influences in Warashina's art include California funk and sculptural ceramics. Her work is best known for its whimsical themes expressed through low-fire highly colored figurative images. Together with fellow artists Robert Sperry, Howard Kottler and Fred Bauer, she brought national recognition to the department of ceramics at the University of Washington's School of Art beginning in the 1980s.

Patti Warashina is a recipient of several awards for achievements in the field of crafts, most recently the Twining Humber Award granted by Seattle's Artists Trust in 2002. She received the Governor's Award of Special Commendation for the Arts in 1980 in addition to grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in both 1975 and 1986. In 1978, Warashina was awarded a World Craft Council Travel Grant which allowed her to conduct research on the ceramic arts process in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Bali and the Philippines. Warashina's teaching career spans over 30 years and includes positions at the University of Wisconsin, Eastern Michigan University, and at her alma mater where she has taught for over 25 years. Her work is featured in several museum collections in both the U.S. and abroad including the American Craft Museum in New York, the Seattle Art Museum and Henry Art Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery (Washington, DC), the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and the Ichon World Ceramic Center in Korea. Since her marriage to ceramicist Robert Sperry in 1976, she has used Patti Warashina as her professional name. Patti Warashina is a resident of Seattle, Washington.
Provenance:
The Patti Warashina papers were donated by the artist to the Archives of American Art in 1991.
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:
Ceramicists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Japanese American families -- Photographs  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American sculptors  Search this
Asian American ceramicists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Patti Warashina papers, circa 1990-1991, bulk 1970-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.warapatt
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Patti Warashina papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw959631d63-cd0b-4c29-b6df-dadc4b149ee0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-warapatt
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1969: Twelve Afro-American Artists (1969), Lee Nordness Gallery

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies 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:
Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alma Thomas papers
Alma Thomas papers / Series 4: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw934762497-b7d5-4974-8514-e26d20e32595
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomalma-ref802

Alma W. Thomas Retrospective Exhibition (1972), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies 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:
Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alma Thomas papers
Alma Thomas papers / Series 4: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96e955016-3fd5-4ba0-a399-d49ebda11106
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomalma-ref812
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Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Reid, Robert Dennis, 1924-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1975, circa 1960s-1970s
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 Dennis Reid papers, 1961-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Dennis Reid papers
Robert Dennis Reid papers / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d0c0296f-65a5-47fe-b3c6-90b4ab171d42
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-reidrobd-ref21
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Glen Michaels papers, 1953-1973

Creator:
Michaels, Glen, 1927-  Search this
Bertha Schaefer Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Mouliniere, Marie  Search this
Rado, Claire  Search this
Sterne, Jan Peter  Search this
Yamasaki, Minoru  Search this
Naiman, Lee  Search this
Little Gallery (Birmingham, Mich.)  Search this
Lee Nordness Galleries  Search this
Citation:
Glen Michaels papers, 1953-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7983
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210152
AAA_collcode_michglen
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210152

Patti Warashina papers, circa 1900-1991, bulk 1970-1989

Creator:
Warashina, Patti, 1940-  Search this
Subject:
Lipofsky, Marvin  Search this
Lucero, Michael  Search this
Kottler, Howard  Search this
Sperry, Robert  Search this
Currier, Anne  Search this
Lee Nordness Galleries  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Patti Warashina papers, circa 1900-1991, bulk 1970-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Japanese American families -- Photographs  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American sculptors  Search this
Asian American ceramicists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Asian American  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5577
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214325
AAA_collcode_warapatt
Theme:
Craft
Women
Asian American
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214325
Online Media:

Arline M. Fisch papers, 1931-2015

Creator:
Fisch, Arline M.  Search this
Subject:
Antunes, Edith  Search this
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Boston University  Search this
Electrum (Gallery : London, England)  Search this
Lee Nordness Galleries  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
San Diego State University  Search this
Skidmore College  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
World Crafts Council  Search this
Internationale Handwerksmesse  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Video recordings
Citation:
Arline M. Fisch papers, 1931-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11056
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)245834
AAA_collcode_fiscarli
Theme:
Women
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_245834
Online Media:

Lee Nordness Galleries

Collection Creator:
Terry Dintenfass, Inc.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969
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:
Terry Dintenfass, Inc. records, 1947-1987, bulk 1961-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Terry Dintenfass, Inc. records
Terry Dintenfass, Inc. records / Series 3: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cde193c1-c305-4c0b-9945-e3d44b04ca8a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-terrdint-ref266

Oral history interview with William Underhill, 2002 June 8

Interviewee:
Underhill, William, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Carney, Margaret, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Alfred University  Search this
Lee Nordness Galleries  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William Underhill, 2002 June 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Bronze founding -- Technique  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12395
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237765
AAA_collcode_underh02
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237765
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Underhill

Interviewee:
Underhill, William, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Carney, Margaret, 1949-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Alfred University -- Faculty  Search this
Lee Nordness Galleries  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Extent:
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 June 8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Underhill conducted 2002 June 8, by Margaret Carney, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Wellsville, N.Y.
Underhill speaks of being born in Berkeley, California, to parents who were art teachers; the differences between the West Coast Bay Area arts and crafts movement and that of the east coast; attending California College of Arts & Crafts for two years and then transferring to the University of California at Berkeley, in 1953, to enter the architecture program; building a dome out of aluminum for the city of Oakland's parks department with other students during the summer of 1956; being drafted into the Army in 1957; working for the U.S. Army headquarters in Germany as a draftsman; prominent and influential craft artists that he knew; marrying Linn Baldwin [Underhill], a fellow classmate, in 1957, and starting a family; re-entering UC Berkeley, finishing his B.A. degree in 1960 and completing his M.A. in 1961; his studies with Peter Voulkos; making bronze bowls, which led to his idea of casting wax, modeling wax fabrication, using sheet wax, and making textured sculpture and geometric shapes; having one of his bowl pieces in the Museum of Contemporary Crafts; the Oakland Museum buying a piece of his work; his teaching position at Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M.; being in the "Young Americans" exhibit and receiving the "Best of Show" award in 1962; most teachers trying to "emulate" the style of Peter Voulkos; moving to New York; showing at the Blumenfeld Gallery; sharing a studio next to the Clay Arts Center in Port Chester, N.Y.; building a foundry and a melting facility; teaching part-time at a community adult art center in White Plains, N.Y.; his financial difficulties; teaching part-time at Pratt Institute in 1965; J. Gordon Lippincott, of the industrial firm Lippincott and Margolies, commissioning him to do large scale steel sculptures for major corporations; working as a draftsman in an architect's office in New York City to pay for rent and groceries in 1966; teaching a summer session at Columbia's Teacher's College; teaching full-time as an instructor at New York University in 1967; teaching a workshop at Alfred University, in 1963; interviewing for a teaching position at Alfred at the College Art Association meeting, in Boston, in 1968; moving in the summer of 1969 to Alfred to teach; his counter-culture lifestyle and consequent decrease in his artistic production; showing at the Lee Nordness Gallery in the 1960s; exhibiting at the Perimeter Gallery, Helen Drutt Gallery, Twining Gallery, and Garth Clark Gallery in the 1980s; creating the bronzed statue of King Alfred for Alfred University and selling his copyright to them; his signature stamp; having pieces in the American Craft Museum and in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's collection; teaching at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Anderson Ranch, and the Mendocino Art Center; various craft magazines including Craft Horizons and Metalsmith; being a member of the American Craft Council [ACC]; his retirement in 1997; and working at the Berkeley Art Foundry in the summer of 2002. Underhill also recalls Robert Arneson, Josephine Blumenfeld, Diane Cox, Val Cushing, Peter Dodge, Jack Earl, Andrew Jevremovic, Manuel Neri, Bill Parry, Ted Randall, Dan Rhodes, Glenn Zweygardt, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
William Underhill (1933- ) is a metalsmith from Wellsville, N.Y. Margaret Carney is an art historian from New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 7 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:
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Bronze founding -- Technique  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.underh02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95087d49d-5038-472c-9acd-5e8f7ca6ca3c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-underh02
Online Media:

Electrification

Artist:
Ralston Crawford, American, b. St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, 1906–1978  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
32 1/8 x 40 3/8 in. (81.5 x 102.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1936)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Accession Number:
72.75
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Precisionism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2dc9368d5-06bc-4852-9cf4-92b81d45d291
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_72.75

Man with Phylacteries [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Aronson, David 1923-2015  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1964-1968
Topic:
Figure--Fragment--Face  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Hand  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0000138
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_129607

The Entertainer [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Aronson, David 1923-2015  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1968
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Figure--Waist length  Search this
Performing Arts--Circus--Clown  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003149
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132598

The Thinker [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Aronson, David 1923-2015  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1964-1968
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Face  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Hand  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003155
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132604

Lee Nordness Galleries [Folder]

Additional name:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_100801

Lee Nordness business records and papers, circa 1931-1992, bulk 1954-1984

Creator:
Nordness, Lee, 1922-1995  Search this
Subject:
Gibran, Kahlil  Search this
Grippe, Peter  Search this
Gikow, Ruth  Search this
D'Arista, Robert  Search this
Hebald, Milton  Search this
Guglielmi, Louis  Search this
Kearns, James  Search this
Kachadoorian, Zubel  Search this
Meigs, Walter  Search this
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)  Search this
Williams, Hiram  Search this
Zerbe, Karl  Search this
Crawford, Ralston  Search this
Aronson, David  Search this
Blaustein, Al H.  Search this
Collie, Alberto  Search this
Metromedia, Inc.  Search this
Johnson Wax  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Little Studio  Search this
Talent Discovery Company  Search this
Forms and Objects (Firm)  Search this
Lee Nordness Galleries  Search this
American Art Expositions (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Lee Nordness business records and papers, circa 1931-1992, bulk 1954-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7232
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209372
AAA_collcode_nordlee
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209372
Online Media:

Lee Nordness Galleries

Collection Creator:
Withers, Margret Craver, 1907-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1977
Collection 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 born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. 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:
Margret Craver Withers papers, 1908-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Margret Craver Withers papers
Margret Craver Withers papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.2: Alphabetical Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e823ffeb-0312-4242-b4b3-5ce59e07200d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-withmarg-ref63

Chronological General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1998
Scope and Contents note:
This subseries contains both personal and professional correspondence from the early years of Wood's career as an actress and artist until the end of her life. Included in this series are letters to and from friends, family, clients, other artists, gallery owners, museums, and editors. An an avid writer, Wood maintained lifelong relationships through her letters. Correspondents include John Estenza, Anna Bing Arnold, Ruth Maitland, Ruth Dayan, Reginald Pole, Anais Nin, Dorothy Liebes, Rue McClanahan, Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood, Rupert Pole, Esther Rosencrantz, Michael Weightman-Smith, and Geesche Ninke. Wood also formed many personal and professional relationships with individuals she met during her three trips to India in 1961, 1966, and 1971. Among these correspondents are Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, N. Suri Ram, P. K. Vyas, Srimali Rukmini Devi, and N. Kumar Das.

Several art museums are represented in this subseries, including DeYoung Memorial Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Pasadena Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Art, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 2.1.
Arrangement note:
Material is arranged chronologically by date. Undated letters can be found at the end of the subseries, arranged by last name of correspondent. Note that Wood's correspondence with the galleries is found in Series 3: Personal Business Records. Additional correspondence with publishers is found in Series 4: Notes and Writings.
Appendix: Correspondents in Series 2.1.:
Agrawal, Satyendra Narayan: 1966

America House: 1943-1944, 1952-1953, 1956-1957, 1962-1967, 1969

Archipenko, Gela: 1938

Armitage, Merle: 1933, 1957-1958

Arnold, Anna Bing: 1973, 1981-1983, 1987-1988

Bleazby, Leah: 1946-1948, 1951-1952

Bailey, Clayton: 1931

Bok, Ecke: 1986-1987, 1989-1990

Bryan, Robert: 1969, 1972, 1978, 1991

Cabaniss, Adelaide: 1947-1951

Case, Francis: 1943

Chattopadhyay, Kamaladevi: 1961-1973, 1975

Clark, Iris: 1988-1990

Clark, Susan: 1991

Colino, Jose: 1986-1989, 1991

Corle, Helen Freeman: 1951, 1955

Cummins, Harry: 1985

d'Harnoncourt, Anne: 1987

Das, N. Kumar: 1966-1968

Dayan, Ruth: 1971, 1976, 1978-1985, 1987, 1992

Devi, Srimali Rukmini: 1961, 1965, 1967-1968, 1977

DeYoung Memorial Museum: 1952-1954

Dillingham, Rich: 1987-1989

Dove, Tom and Marge: 1972-1973, 1977, 1981, 1983-1985, 1987-1988

Duchamp, Teeny: 1968, 1976

Erazo, Victor: 1984-1985

Estenza, John: 1950

Feinberg, Lillian and Len: 1985-1987, 1989

Gandhi, Indira: 1983

Gateff, Elisabeth: 1977, 1980, 1982-1983, 1985-1986, 1988, 1991-1992

Gibson, Marga: 1959

Hall, Denise: 1978

Hammond, Vera: 1945, 1986

Hapgood, Benie: 1976-1977, 1982, 1986-1987, 1992

Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds: 1923, 1930-1932, 1935-1942, 1944, 1947-1948, 1950-1973

Harlan, Loren Clyde and Hermine (Wood's aunt): 1930, 1938-1947

Hathaway, Michael: 1980, 1988-1989, 1991

Hinkhouse, F. M.: 1957-1960

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 1977

Hoag, Paul Sterling: 1983

Hoag, Steve: 1944-1948, 1951

Hooper, Peter Lawrence: 1976-1977

Huckaby, Grover: 1945, 1947, 1951

Huglin, Henry: 1964-1965, 1977

Huyler, Steven: 1978-1982, 1985, 1987, 1989-1991

Jesch, Klement: 1985-1992

Jones, Barbara: 1977

Kaplan, Connie: 1989

Kaye, Caren: 1988-1991

Lee Nordness Galleries: 1968-1969, 1972, 1977

Liebes, Dorothy: 1941, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1961-1963, 1971

Logan, Robert and Mabel: 1939, 1952, 1954

Look, Heartie Anne: 1958-1960

Lukens, Glen: 1935-1936, 1938

McClanahan, Rue: 1980, 1985

McCloskey, Helen Hooper: 1979-1985

Maitland, Ruth: 1938, 1945

Martin, Olavee: 1989-1990

Morrow, Margo: 1935, 1937-1939, 1946

Murchie, Guy: 1980-1982, 1984-1986, 1988

Murphy, Bob and Ginny: 1965, 1981-1985, 1991

Natzler, Otto and Gertrude: 1983

Ninke, Geesche: 1985, 1987-1990, 1992

Nin, Anais: 1971, 1974-1975

Noyes, Frank: 1950-1952

Palmer, Herbert: 1973-1974

Padadena Art Museum: 1952, 1957

Patch, Margaret: 1971

Peterson, Susan: 1989

Phoenix Art Museum: 1960, 1967, 1973

Pole, Reginald: 1950, 1952, 1970-1971

Pole, Rupert: 1977

Ragan, Nell: 1971-1972

Rajagopal, D.: 1938, 1951, 1975, 1985

Rajagopal, Roselind: 1936-1937, 1940, 1955, 1972-1974, 1977

Reynolds, Wallace: 1937-1938

Rhodes, Lillyan and Daniel: 1983, 1986, 1989

Rosencranz, Esther: 1935-1948, 1950

San Francisco Museum of Art: 1953, 1956-1958, 1971

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: 1950, 1954, 1958, 1967-1968, 1972

Sasaki, George: 1981, 1983, 1989, 1992-1993

Skiles, Bob: 1951-1952, 1982

Sipprell, Texana: 1947, 1958-1960

Stern Evelyn: 1977, 1992

Story, Ala: 1965, 1967

Takaezu, Toshiko: 1988

Taylor, June: 1949-1951, 1952-1953, 1958

Tibbitt, Laurence: 1926

Tomlin, Lily: 1984, 1987

Vyas, P. K.: 1962-1965, 1967-1968

Wallace, Marlene: 1977, 1989

Warrington, A. P. and Betty: 1929-1930, 1932-1934, 1939

Wash, Connie: 1961

Watson, Steven: 1988-1989

Webb, Aileen: 1947, 1950-1951, 1965, 1967-1968

Webster, Win: 1990, 1992

Weidemann, William: 1945, 1947

Weightman-Smith, Michael (Michael O'Shaughnessy): 1930, 1933-1934, 1936-1948, 1950, 1956, 1982

Wilkie, Margo: 1980, 1986-1986, 1989, 1991-1992

Wood, Carrara R. (Wood's mother): 1930-1936

Wright, Lloyd: 1947, 1969

Zook, Edgar: 1926, 1936-1943, 1947, 1967
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Collection Citation:
Beatrice Wood papers, 1906-1998, bulk 1930-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodbeat, Subseries 2.1
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Julian E. Levi

Collection Creator:
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1914-1981
Scope and Contents note:
Julian E. Levi's correspondence concerns professional and personal matters. It consists primarily of incoming letters (a few of which are addressed to his wife, Jean Laurent Levi) with a small number of drafts and carbon copies of letters written by Levi. There are a number of illustrated letters and greeting cards (primarily Christmas cards) with original artwork by Levi and others. Among his correspondents are museums and galleries including: Alan Gallery, Carnegie Institute, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Downtown Gallery and Edith Halpert, Guild Hall, National Academy of Design, Lee Nordness Gallery, Frank K. M. Rehn Inc., Whitney Museum of American Art and Juliana Force; the art schools where he taught: Art Students' League, New School for Social Research, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; art organizations such as: the American Academy in Rome, American Artists' Congress, An American Group, Inc., National Institute of Arts and Letters, and United American Artists; and friends and colleagues including: Leonard Baskin, George Biddle, Marc Blitzstein, Peter and Ebie Blume, Louis Bouché, Robert Coates, Ralston Crawford, Stuart and Roselle Davis, Marcel Duchamp, Philip Evergood, Alfred Frankenstein, C. Hartley Grattan, Hilaire Hiler, Joseph Hirsch, Leon Kelly, Patricia Kelly, Yasuo and Sara Kuniyoshi, Anthony Lauck, Jacob Lawrence, Dolores Milmoe, Arthur Moss, Gregorio Prestopino, Walter Quirt , Abraham Rattner, Man Ray, Ione Robinson, Francis Speight, Hervé Télémaque, Franklin C. and Ida Watkins, Max Weber, and Russell Wright.

Approximately 60 letters Levi wrote to his family from Paris circa 1927, survive. They comment on the activities of Franklin Watkins, Marc Blitzstein, and Hilaire Hiler; his own paintings and commissions, particularly for the nightclub, Chez Mister Finney; and his associations with other artists and writers including Ludwig Lewisohn, Roy Sheldon, Maruice Speiser, collector Otto Kahn, and Ford Madox Ford.

Additional correspondence, 1938-1939, concerning the Estate of Rosa Gomprecht (Julian Levi was a beneficiary) is filed with Financial Records (Series 5).

See Appendix for a list of selected correspondents from Series 2.1.
Appendix: Selected Correspondents from Series 2.1:
Included among Julian Levi's correspondence with museums and galleries, art schools, art organizations, artists, and friends and colleagues are the following correspondents.

Abbott, Berenice (1929-1930)

Alan Gallery (1955)

American Academy in Rome (1948-1949, 1958-1960, 1962-1963, 1967-1971)

American Artists' Congress (1937, 1940-1941, undated)

American Federation of Arts (1940, 1942-1944, 1953)

An American Group, Inc. (1933-1934, 1937, 1939-1941, 1947, 1950-1951, undated)

Arms, John Taylor (1946, 1949)

Art Institute of Chicago (1934, 1937-1938, 1940-1941, 1943)

Art Students' League (1948-1949, 1954, 1957-1958, 1960, 1962, 1964-1966, 1968-1970, 1972, 1977-1978, 1981, undated)

Associated American Artists (1941, 1943-1945, 1966, 1972)

Baskin, Leonard (1952, 1962)

Bearden, Romare (1974)

Biddle, George (1969, undated)

Blitzstein, Marc (1928, 1930, 1934)

Blume, Peter and Ebie (1935-1938, 1940, 1949, 1958-1960, 1962, 1967, 1971, undated)

Borie, Adolphe (1927)

Boulevard (see: Moss, Arthur)

Calder, Alexander (1941, 1943, 1945, 1962)

Carnegie Institute (1940-1941, 1943-1950)

Century Association (1963-1967, 1970-1973, 1978-1981)

Coates, Robert (1927, 1937, 1941, 1949, 1951-1953, 1955, 1966, 1969, undated)

Cohen, Lewis and Norma (1969-1971, 1974)

Corcoran Gallery of Art (1941, 1945-1948, 1951, 1963, undated)

Crawford, Ralston and Peggy (1965, 1967, 1969-1970, 1978)

Crillon Galleries, Inc. (1933)

Davidson, Jo (1944)

Davis, Stuart and Roselle (1937, 1939, 1941-1943, 1946, 1953, 1961-1962, 1965, 1968)

Downtown Gallery/Edith Gregor Halpert (1939-1947, 1949, 1951-1955, 1957-1960, 1963)

Duchamp, Marcel (1960)

East River Gallery (1937-1939)

Evergood, Philip (1961-1962, 1964)

Ferguson, Robert (1949, 1952-1953, 1957, 1962)

Fiene, Ernest (1947)

Force, Juliana (see: Whitney Museum of American Art)

Ford Foundation (1958-1959, 1964, 1966-1967)

Frankenstein, Alfred V. (1947-1948, undated)

Gargoyle (see: Moss, Arthur)

Grattan, C. Hartley (1937-1938, 1940, 1942-1943, 1945-1946, 1951-1952, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970-1973, 1977, undated)

Grosz, George (1922)

Gross, Chaim (1964)

Guerrero, Jose and Roxane (1966-1967)

Guild Hall (1949, 1952-1954, 1957-1962, 1964, 1966-1970, 1972, 1978, undated)

Guston, Philip (1946)

Gwathmey, Robert (1966, undated)

Halpert, Edith G. (see: Downtown Gallery)

Harari, Hananiah (1974)

Helión, Jean (1968)

Hiler, Hilaire (1922)

Hirsch, Joseph (1950, 1967, 1973, 1980, undated)

John Becker Modern Paintings and Facsimiles (1933, undated)

Kelly, Leon and Elizabeth (1927-1931, 1933, 1941, 1949, 1955, 1965-1966, undated)

Kelly, Patricia (1974-1975, 1977-1978, 1980-1981)

Kroll, Leon (1944, 1955)

Kuniyoshi, Isamu and Sara (1936-1937, 1941, 1945, 1951, 1979, undated)

Lauck, Anthony J. (1948-1949, 1953, 1959, 1964-1967, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1981)

Lawrence, Jacob (1970, undated)

Manso, Leo (1974, 1976, 1978-1979, 1981, undated)

Marin, John and Norma (1954, 1964)

Mathieu, Marion (1975, 1981)

McCarter, Henry (undated)

McCausland, Elizabeth (1945)

Metroplitan Museum of Art (1941, 1965)

Milmoe, Dolores (1973, 1977-1981)

Mitchell, Bruce (1956)

Morris, George L. K. (1965)

Moss, Arthur/Boulevard/Gargoyle (1922-1923, 1930)

Mumford, Lewis and Sophia (1937, 1939)

Munce, Howard (1947, 1976-1977, 1980)

Museum of Modern Art (1940-1945, 1954-1955, 1960, 1964, undated)

National Academy of Design (1945-1946, 1949, 1952-1953, 1956-1957, 1970, 1972, 1974-1978, 1980-1981, undated)

National Institute of Arts and Letters (1944, 1955, 1959-1961, 1963-1965, 1967-1975)

New School for Social Research (1954, 1958-1959, 1961-1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, undated)

New York World's Fair (1938-1939)

Newman, Arnold (1943, 1945)

Nivola, Constantino (1970-1971, 1980, undated)

Nordness Gallery (1957-1966, undated)

Pascin, Jules (undated)

Pearson, Ralph M. (1940)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1916, 1927, 1929, 1939, 1943-1944, 1946, 1952, 1955, 1958, 1961-1963, 1965, 1966-1979)

Pittman, Hobson (undated)

Prestopino, Gregorio (1960, 1962-1963, 1965, 1967-1969, undated)

Prohaska, Ray (1970-1971, 1980)

Public Works of Art Project (1934, undated)

Quirt, Walter (1940)

Rattner, Abraham (1969, undated)

Ray, Man (1928-1929)

Rehn Gallery (1966)

Reiss, Lionel S. (1940)

Robinson, Ione (1936-1938)

Sabatini, Raphael (1973, 1976)

Speight, Francis (1936, 1966, 1969, 1976, undated)

Telemaque, Herve (1960-1961, 1966, 1971, undated)

Treasury Department, Section of Fine Arts (1943)

United American Artists (1940-1941)

Watkins, Franklin C. and Ida (1926, 1937, 1941, 1964-1965, 1969, undated)

Weber, Max (1939, 1942, 1949)

Whitney Museum of American Art/Juliana Force (1935, 1937-1938, 1940-1942, 1944-1945, 1953, 1974)

Works Progress Administration (1936-1937, 1939-1940)

Wright, Russell (1940-1941)

Zorach, William (1943)
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Collection Citation:
Julian E. Levi papers, 1846-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.levijuli, Subseries 2.1
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Subject Files

Collection Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Extent:
(box 1-3; 1.6 linear ft.)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-2005, undated
Scope and Contents note:
This series provides subject access to records concerning specific aspects of Kington's career. As in Series 1, the majority of the records found here are correspondence and researchers should note that supplementary material relating to any of these subjects may be found in Series 1.

Three folders of material relating to Kintgon's education at Cranbrook Academy of Art contain photographs of artwork by Kington including images of a commission for the Detroit auto show, furniture designs, silverware, and jewelry. Of particular note are several color sketches of jewelry designs done by Kington during his time at Cranbrook.

The series documents Kington's involvement with various professional organizations such as the American Craft Council (ACC), and the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). ACC records include information regarding annual award ceremonies and symposiums, and various awards bestowed on Kington by the organization. SNAG records including minutes of the forming executive committee meetings and information about the founding of the society and annual conferences.

Kington's career as an educator is also documented here through records of arrangements for his conference presentations, his activities as a juror and a visiting artist at various institutions and craft schools, and his administrative and faculty duties as a professor at Southern Illinois University. The folder concerning the Penland School of Crafts, in which Kington participated in 1971, includes Kington's answers to a questionnaire which provide insight into his attitudes towards such opportunities to work alongside other artists.

Letters to Kington from SIU alumni, such as Elizabeth Y. Akamatsu, Phillip Baldwin, Jan Brooks, Harlan W. Butt, Stephen Miller, Noellyn Popos, Rachelle Thiewes and Claudia Widdis, can also be found in this series in addition to postcards from Phillip Baldwin, Robert Ebendorf, Glen Gardner, Paula Garrett, Mary Lee Hu, Arthur Johns, Liza Littlefield, Kris Patzlaff, Sarah Perkins, Mary Ann and Sam Scherr, Jim Wallace and others.

Consignments and sales of Kington's work at galleries such as J.J. Klejman, and The Sculptors Gallery, as well as his relationships with Lee Nordness Galleries, Gilman Galleries, and Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery during the 1960s, are also documented here. Records relating to Lee Nordness Galleries concern the gallery's interest in Kington's works as Nordness expanded his interest in contemporary American objects by "master craftsmen." This material also deals briefly with Kington's representation in the Objects USA crafts exhibition which opened at the Smithsonian Institution in 1969. Records relating to the Theo Portnoy Gallery document Kington's exhibition, The Weathervane: A Kinetic Form (1978), as well as other consignments and sales through the gallery from 1977 to 1981.

The series also includes a résumé, with a career summary and an artist statement. A folder of material on the Second International Seminar on Craft Art and Religion includes three photographs of Kington and other attendees.
Arrangement note:
Files are arranged alphabetically by subject using the basic arrangement supplied by Kington. In some cases, files have been further broken down and subject headings have been adapted for clarification and ease of access.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kinglbre, Series 2
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