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Moissaye Marans papers, 1934-1975

Creator:
Marans, Moissaye, 1902-1977  Search this
Citation:
Moissaye Marans papers, 1934-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7848
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210015
AAA_collcode_maramois
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210015

Moissaye Marans collection, 1954-1976

Creator:
Marans, Moissaye, 1902-1977  Search this
Brooklyn College  Search this
Citation:
Moissaye Marans collection, 1954-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7849
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210016
AAA_collcode_maramoic
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210016

Katharine Lane Weems papers

Creator:
Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-1989  Search this
Names:
Brookgreen Gardens  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Photographs  Search this
Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924  Search this
Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Lane, Gardiner M., 1859-1914  Search this
Lane, Katharine Ward, 1862-1893  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Marans, Moissaye, 1902-1977  Search this
Monjo, Enric, 1895-1976  Search this
Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952  Search this
Wong, Anna May, 1905-1961  Search this
Extent:
14.8 Linear feet
3 Items (rolled docs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Place:
Saranac Lake N.Y. -- Photographs
Date:
1865-1989
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, extensive diaries, correspondence, notes, writings, business records, sketchbooks and drawings, project files, scrapbooks, printed materials, photographs and slides, motion picture film, and videotape relating to Weem's education and career as a sculptor. Also included are ca. 1 foot of papers of Weems' aunt, watercolorist Katharine Ward Lane (1862-1893), including letters, diaries, sketchbooks and photographs.
REEL 724: Biographical sketch, 1974; letters from Frederic Bartlett, George Demetrios, Walker Hancock, Leon Kroll, Lee Lawrie, Moissaye Marans, Adolph Alexander Weinman, and others; four sketchbooks, 1954-1965, containing pencil drawings of animals; a scrapbook of clippings, 1924-1941; and printed material.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical material includes sketches and documents, and biographical information on Weems grandfather, Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, and father, Gardiner Lane. Diaries (74 v.), 1906-1983, contain entries relating to art studies and her development as a sculptor; some include clippings and photographs. Correspondence, 1898-1989, includes letters from Gifford Beal, Margaret French Cresson, Charles Grafly, John Gregory, Walker Hancock, Malvina Hoffman, Anna Hyatt-Huntington, Paul Manship, Brenda Putnam, Gurdon Tarbox, and Adolph Weinman, discussing Weems' work and participation in various sculpture organizations. There are four notebooks on art history; recipes for clay and plaster; notes on patinas for bronze; lecture notes; lists of Weems' works and exhibitions; an exhibition guest book, 1931-1957; poems, 1933-1981; invoices and receipts, 1919-1981; copyright records, 1928-1978; and art work, including 15 v. of sketchbooks, 1913-1964, drawings and tracings of animal figures. and a copper printing plate mounted on a wood block.
Fourteen project files contain letters, drawings, photographs, and printed material on: an enlarging machine, the Saltus Medal for Merit, the frieze and Rhinoceros sculpture for the Biological Laboratories at Harvard, 1930-1942, including 7 reels of 16mm motion picture film (with script transferred to VHS), the Lotta Fountain, 1939-1974, Legion of Merit Medal, 1949-1952, War Department project, 1946, Goodwin Medal, 1949-1952, Wallace Goodrich Plaque, 1954, Hospital Teaching Clinic, 1955, Boston Museum of Science, 1964-1965, "Dolphins by the Sea" for the New England Aquarium, 1969-1979, Heredities Limited, 1971-1974, and the Museum School, 1977.
Included are two scrapbooks, one of clippings about the work of other artists and one containing poems, clippings of landscapes, animals, works by others, and autographed photographs of actresses Katharine Cornell and Anna May Wong and sculptor Brenda Putnam. Printed material includes clippings, 1911-1989; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1922-1981; bulletins, programs, brochures on artists, organizations, Brookgreen Gardens, and supplies; reproductions of art works, and the books, Odds Were Against Me (1985, Weems autobiography, and Enrique Monjo (1955), inscribed by Mongo.
Photographs and slides, 1902-1988, are of Weems, family members, artists Charles Grafly, Walker Hancock, and Anna Hyatt-Huntington, Weems' house "The Chimneys," her studio, gardens, animals, works of art by Weems and others, exhibit installations, and views of New York City, Washington, D.C., Monticello, the University of Virginia, and Brookgreen Gardens. Nine albums, 1920-1980, contain photographs of an art class, Weems in her studio, her home, her friends, scenic views, and works of art. Videos and film include a videotape (5 min., U-matic) of an interview of Weems; a film, "From Clay to Bronze," showing the creation of Weems' sculpture "Dark Warrier" (transferred to VHS); motion picture film of the making of the sculpture "Rhinoceros" (transferred to digital betacam, VHS and DVD), and a home movie of a day at the beach, circa 1935.
The papers' of Weems' aunt, Katharine "Kitty" Ward Lane (d. 1893), include Lane's letters, 1898-1893, to her brother (Weems' father) and to other family members; a travel diary from Germany, 1886; notes; financial records, 1891-1892; 10 sketchbooks; printed material; and photographs, 1865-1893, of Lane, early views of Saranac Lake, and 9 views of the Columbia Exposition, 1893.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Boston, Mass. Died 1989. Specialized in animal sculpture. Studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston under Charles Grafly, Anna Hyatt-Huntington, George Demetrios, and Brenda Putnam. She married F. Carrington Weems in 1947. Named after her aunt, watercolor painter Katharine Ward Lane, who died in 1893.
Provenance:
Material on reel 724 lent for microfilming by Weems, 1974. The four sketchbooks on reel 724 were subsequently donated in 1989. Unmicrofilmed papers were donated 1975 and 1982 by Weems, and in 1989 by her estate. Eighteen diaries (1961-1965, 1967-1976 [1969 not included], 1978, and 1981-1983) and an apppointment book for 1966 donated by the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, 1991.
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:
Animal sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.weemkath
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96c1a0919-a71e-4b49-9b63-7e7e27c9052f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weemkath

Eleanor, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Terra cotta
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Portrait female--Eleanor  Search this
Portrait female--Head  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76007134
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_17941

Moissaye Marans collection

Creator:
Marans, Moissaye, 1902-1977  Search this
Brooklyn College  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((ca. 90 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1976
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, clippings, magazine articles and miscellany concerning Marans and collected by the School of Continuing Education, Brooklyn College, where Marans was a faculty member.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, Brooklyn, N.Y. Born in Rumania. Came to U.S. in 1924. Taught at Brooklyn College, School of Continuing Education. Chose religious themes for subject matter.
Provenance:
Donated 1976 by Brooklyn College, School of Continuing Education.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Educators  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.maramoic
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d1ad5eab-171f-4a92-92c9-eda4669c1268
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maramoic

Moissaye Marans papers

Creator:
Marans, Moissaye, 1902-1977  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet ((ca. 2000 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1975
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, articles, business records, printed matter, sketches, photographs, and one reel of motion picture film.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, Brooklyn, N.Y. Born in Rumania. Came to U.S. in 1924. Taught at Brooklyn College. Chose religious themes for subject matter.
Related Materials:
Moissaye Marans papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated 1975-1976 by Moissaye Marans.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Educators  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.maramois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c2f7e698-c1cf-4837-8783-0e92a92bb8c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maramois

Woman's Head, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Medium:
Limestone
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1978.38.4
Date:
1930-1950
Topic:
Figure female--Head  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581252
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_290824

(Mother Reading to Children), (sculpture)

Title:
Storytime, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Medium:
Aluminum
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Linden Public Library Sunnyside Branch 100 Edgewood Road Linden New Jersey
Date:
Dedicated June 1960
Topic:
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Reading  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Control number:
IAS NJ000227
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_328584

Model for Stone Quarry, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Medium:
Cast plaster
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1978.38.3
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Construction  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581251
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_290823

Madonna and Child, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Holy Family  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002467
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_20993

Oriental Rabbi, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Medium:
Carved walnut
Culture:
Hebrew  Search this
Asian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1978.38.1
Date:
Ca. 1950
Topic:
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Clergy  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581250
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_290822

And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128
Date:
1970
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Isaiah  Search this
Control number:
IAS 36270152
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_294345

Ascension, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Medium:
Painted and patinated plaster
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1978.38.2
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581249
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_290821

Security, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Figure group--Family  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Fortitude  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002473
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_20999

The Ten Commandments, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Medium:
Simulated stone
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Moses  Search this
Religion--Old Testament--Ten Commandments  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002474
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_21000

Bust of Spinoza, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Subject:
Spinoza, Baruch  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Theologian  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002468
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_20994

Madonna and Child, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Medium:
Hydrocal
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Holy Family  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002465
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_20991

Swords into Ploughshares, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Community Church of New York 40 East 35th Street New York New York
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Isaiah  Search this
Object--Weapon--Sword  Search this
Object--Tool--Plow  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Peace  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002463
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_20989

Farm Group, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002464
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_20990

Extending the Olive Branch, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Marans, Moissaye 1902-1977  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Date:
Finished in 1939
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Object--Foliage--Olive Branch  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002472
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_20998

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