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John D. Morse papers, 1951-1960

Creator:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Zorach, William  Search this
Browne, Byron  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9066
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211259
AAA_collcode_morsjohn
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211259

John D. Morse papers

Creator:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1960
Scope and Contents:
Letters; and research material for OLD MASTERS IN AMERICA (1955).
REEL 865: Material compiled in preparation for OLD MASTERS IN AMERICA (Rand McNally, 1955) " a practical guidebook" to the paintings of 40 European "old masters" in American and Canadian art museums. Copies of 4 form letters sent by Morse; 160 letters, 1951-1954, from the museums, some galleries, and some private collectors; and completed questionnaires which list the paintings and usually their dimensions and dates. [Questionnaires have not been filmed as they contain info. found in the publication.]
REEL 3161: Four letters received, 1958-1960, including a letter from Morse's cousin, Ruth Sperry regarding his mother, and letters from Edward Hopper, Byron Browne and William Zorach regarding articles by Morse in ART IN AMERICA.
Biographical / Historical:
Writer, editor; Sarasota, Florida.
Provenance:
Material on reel 865 donated 1959 by John D. Morse; material on reel 3161 donor is unknown.
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:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.morsjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-morsjohn

Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1959 August 7

Interviewee:
Bouché, Louis George, 1896-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
DuMond, Frank Vincent  Search this
Romanowsky, Dimitri  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Armory Show  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11613
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212250
AAA_collcode_bouche59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212250
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Louis Bouché

Interviewee:
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
DuMond, Frank Vincent, 1865-1951  Search this
Romanowsky, Dimitri  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 August 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Bouché conducted on 1959 August 7, by John D. Morse, for the Archives of American Art.
Bouché speaks of his art education in France; painting trips to Brittany; studying at the Art Students League with Dimitri Romanovsky and Frank Vincent DuMond; the Armory Show, 1913; managing a gallery at Wanamaker's (the Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art) in the 1920s; his technique and materials; teaching; the Penguin Club; his taste in books and music; and abstract expressionism.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Bouché (1896-1969) was a painter and teacher in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 53 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art students -- France  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bouche59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bouche59

E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers

Creator:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Richardson, Constance, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum  Search this
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peale family  Search this
Allen, Joseph  Search this
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Andrews, Wayne  Search this
Aram, Siegfried F.  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bostick, William A.  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-  Search this
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978  Search this
Cohn, Harold  Search this
Copeland, Lammot du Pont  Search this
Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach), 1908-1967  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997  Search this
Flexner, James Thomas, 1908-2003  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998  Search this
Freeman, Michael W.  Search this
Garrison, Eve Josephson, 1903-2003  Search this
Groce, George C., 1899-  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson, 1800-1889  Search this
Heil, Walter, 1890-1973  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Jungwirth, Irene G. (Irene Gayas), 1913-  Search this
Krentzin, Earl, 1929-  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979  Search this
Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Mast, Gerald, 1908-1971  Search this
McDermott, John Francis, 1902-  Search this
Middeldorf, Ulrich Alexander, 1901-  Search this
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Moser, Liselotte, 1906-1983  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Oliver, Andrew, 1906-  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Pleasants, J. Hall (Jacob Hall), 1873-1957  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon, 1913-2001  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., 1906-  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Rutledge, Anna Wells  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Simper, Fred, 1914-  Search this
Simpson, Corelli C. W.  Search this
Soria, Regina, 1911-  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Speck, Walter, 1895-  Search this
Stevens, William B.  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Wedda, John  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Extent:
28.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Manuscripts
Interviews
Diaries
Transcripts
Sketches
Lectures
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1814-1996
bulk 1921-1996
Summary:
The papers of art historian E. P. Richardson measure 28.7 linear feet and date from 1814-1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-1996. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials; acquisition files for Richardson's personal art collection; professional and personal correspondence with colleagues, art historians and critics, artists, museums, galleries, and dealers; numerous writings, including manuscripts and research files for his published books, articles, and lectures; general research notebooks and files compiled by Richardson on a wide variety of art-related topics and artists; professional and committee files; as well as a smaller amount of Constance C. Richardson's papers.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian E. P. Richardson measure 28.7 linear feet and date from 1814-1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-1996. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials; acquisition files for Richardson's personal art collection; professional and personal correspondence with colleagues, art historians and critics, artists, museums, galleries, and dealers; numerous writings, including manuscripts and research files for his published books, articles, and lectures; general research notebooks and files compiled by Richardson on a wide variety of art-related topics and artists; professional and committee files; as well as a smaller amount of Constance C. Richardson's papers.

Biographical materials include certificates, awards, and honorary degrees, membership information, personal and family photographs, a few sketches, and a transcript of an oral history Interview with E.P. Richardson conducted by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1982.

There are acquisitions files for the Richardsons' personal art collection that invoices, photographs, correspondence with galleries and collectors, appraisals, price lists, and artwork examination forms.

Correspondence is with colleagues, art dealers, collectors, museums and museum curators, foreign scholars, organizations, galleries, artists, art historians and critics, publishers, editors, librarians, friends, and family. Topics regard purchasing art for various collections, consultations about art and collecting including authentications and attributions, publishing, general art history, lectures, and personal matters, among other topics. There is correspondence with the Archives of American Art, Castano Galleries, Lawrence Fleischman, James Thomas Flexner, Alfred V. Frankenstein, George Croce, Walter Heil, Earl Krentzin, Wilmarth Lewis, Russel Lynes, John Francis McDermott, Philadelphia Museum of Art, J. Hall Pleasants, Anna Rutledge, Charles Sellers, Smithsonian Institution, Regina Soria, Victor Spark, William Stevens, Robert Vose, William Woolfenden, and many others. Scattered correspondence with artists is with Isabel Bishop, Louis Bouche, William Bostick, Eve Garrison, Edward Hopper, Irene Jungwirth, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Hughie Lee-Smith, Reginald Marsh, Gerald Mast, Georgia O'Keefe, Charles Sheeler, Walt Speck, and John Wedda, among many others. The greatest extent of correspondence is with Andrew Wyeth, Harold Cohn, and Frederick Simper. There is also personal correspondence with family and friends, and between E.P. and Constance Richardson.

E.P. Richardson's prominence as an art historian, writer, and expert on collecting is well documented through his prolific writings. Materials include drafts, notes, typescripts, and outlines for articles, exhibition catalog essays, and lectures. Also found are research files and publishing documentation for Richardson's books, including Washington Allston: A Study of the Romantic Artist in America (1948), Painting in America (1956), Charles Willson Peale and his World (1983), and American Romantic Painting (1944). There are also miscellaneous notes and four diaries. Two of the diaries comment on the social and cultural life of Detroit; the authenticity of paintings; Richardson's reflections on contemporary American painting, thoughts about museums, dealers, artists, and art historians (especially Wilhelm R. Valentiner); and travel.

Notebooks compiled by Richardson on a wide variety art-related topics cover nearly six decades. There are also numerous research files organized Richardson about individual artists and art history. And, the art collector files contain reference materials about art collectors and their collections including Lamont du Pont Copeland, Michael W. Freeman, Nelson Rockefeller, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen, and the Marquis de Somerlous. There are three index card file boxes containing bibliographic data on published books and articles.

Professional and committee files document Richardson's professional and consulting work for the Art Quarterly, Detroit Institute of Arts, National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the John D. Rockefeller III collection, Winterthur Museum, the White House, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Constance C. Richardson's papers include business and professional correspondence with various institutions, most extensively with the Macbeth Gallery. In addition, there is a smaller amount of personal correspondence, photographs and slides of her artworks, printed materials, two illustrated notebooks on her work, and miscellaneous notes. Also included is Constance's artist palette.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian, museum director, and writer E. P. (Edgar Preston) Richardson (1902-1985) served as director of the Detroit Institute of Arts (1945-1962) and Winterthur Museum (1963-1966). He was also a board member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1966-1977 and, in 1954, co-founded the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

E. P. Richardson was born in 1902 in Glens Falls, New York and died in Philadelphia in 1985. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1925 and studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for the three years following graduation. In 1930 he became educational secretary at the Detroit Institute of Arts, was quickly named assistant director in 1933, and served as director from 1945 to 1962. He left Detroit to take the position of director of the Winterthur Museum, where he remained until 1966. Richardson married Constance Coleman in 1931. Born in Berlin, Germany in 1905, Constance Coleman Richardson was an award-winning and widely exhibited realist style painter of American landscapes. She gave up painting in the 1960s and died in 2002.

While at the Detroit Institute of Arts, E. P. Richardson co-founded the Archives of American Art with Lawrence Fleischman, and served as the Archives' first director. Richardson was also art advisor to John D. Rockefeller III for over ten years, editor of Art Quarterly from 1938 to 1967, and a member of various boards, including the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Smithsonian Arts Commission, and the National Portrait Gallery. He authored numerous books including ones on artists Washington Allston and Charles Willson Peale, and The Way of Western Art: American Romantic Painting (1939), Painting in America: The Story of Four Hundred and Fifty Years (1956), A Short History of Painting in America (1963), and American Art, an Exhibition of the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, 3d (1976).
Related Materials:
Related collections among the holdings of the Archives of American Art include an interview with E.P. Richardson dated February 6, 1978 conducted by Linda Downs; and several miscellaneous manuscripts that include an E.P. Richardson Letter to Rockwell Kent, June 15 1959; E.P. Richardson letters to Lawrence Arthur Fleischman, May 13, 1962 and August 22 1954; and a Yasuo Kunioshi letter to E.P. Richardson, July 25 1948.

Additional E.P. Richardson papers are found at the Detroit Institute of Arts and in the archives of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D46) including E.P. Richardson's research material on Jeremiah P. Hardy. These materials are housed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Library and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Edith Wilkinson first donated a letter to E. P. Richardson from herself in 1957. E.P. Richardson donated papers to the Archives of American Art in 1958 and 1960 and lent materials for microfilming in 1961. Addition material was donated by Constance Richardson in 1985, and by Martha Fleischman in 2003.
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.
Rights:
The E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Authors -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Romanticism in art  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art historians -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Manuscripts
Interviews
Diaries
Transcripts
Sketches
Lectures
Citation:
Edgar P. Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.richedga
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E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-richedga
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Oral history interview with William Zorach, 1959 April 2

Interviewee:
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11682
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213202
AAA_collcode_zorach59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213202

Oral history interview with Edward Fowles, 1959 Aug. 21

Interviewee:
Fowles, Edward, 1885?-1971  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Duveen Brothers  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12534
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212212
AAA_collcode_fowles59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212212

Oral history interview with Paul Manship, 1959 February 18

Interviewee:
Manship, Paul Howard, 1885-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Borglum, Solon Hannibal  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Rockefeller Center  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Mythology, Greek  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11760
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212619
AAA_collcode_manshi59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212619

Oral history interview with Edward Hopper, 1959 June 17

Interviewee:
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11844
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212743
AAA_collcode_hopper59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212743

Oral history interview with Samuel M. Kootz, 1960 Mar. 2

Interviewee:
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12578
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212810
AAA_collcode_kootz60
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212810

Oral history interview with Mitchell Samuels, 1959 August 11

Interviewee:
Samuels, Mitchell, 1880?-1959  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13334
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213060
AAA_collcode_samuel59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213060
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charles Burchfield, 1959 August 19

Interviewee:
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Keller, Henry G.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Watercolor painting, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12702
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212225
AAA_collcode_burchf59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212225
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Isabel Bishop, 1959 May 29

Interviewee:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12431
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212331
AAA_collcode_bishop59may
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212331
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Holger Cahill, 1960 April 12 and 15

Interviewee:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11990
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212570
AAA_collcode_cahill60
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212570
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Zorach

Interviewee:
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Extent:
25 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 April 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Zorach conducted by John Morse on 1959 April 2 for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
William Zorach (1887-1966) was a sculptor in Brooklyn, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 4 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 others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.zorach59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zorach59

Oral history interview with Mitchell Samuels

Creator:
Samuels, Mitchell, 1880?-1959  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 August 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mitchell Samuels conducted 1959 August 11, by John D. Morse, for the Archives of American Art. Interview is introductory only and is less than three minutes in length.
Biographical / Historical:
Mitchell Samuels (1880?-1959) was an art dealer in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 2 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.samuel59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-samuel59

Oral history interview with Paul Manship

Creator:
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Rockefeller Center  Search this
Borglum, Solon Hannibal, 1868-1922  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1959 February 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paul Manship conducted by John Morse for the Archives of American Art. Manship speaks of his training under Solon Borglum, his interest in Greek mythology and the influence of early Greek sculpture on his work, his views on the Federal Art Project, art and nature and modern distortion, the nature of design and the learning process, and abstract art. He discusses his "Prometheus" sculpture at Rockefeller Center.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Manship (1885-1966) was a sculptor in New York, New York.
General:
Sound has been lost on tape reels; reels discarded.
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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Mythology, Greek  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.manshi59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-manshi59

Oral history interview with Samuel M. Kootz

Interviewee:
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1960 Mar. 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Samuel M. Kootz conducted 1960 Mar. 2, by John Morse, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel M. Kootz (1898-1982) is an art dealer in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 35 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kootz60
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kootz60

Oral history interview with Edward Hopper

Creator:
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 3 3/4 ips., 7 in.)
12 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 June 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edward Hopper conducted 17 June 1959, by John D. Morse, for the Archives of American Art.
This interview was conducted in the Board Room of the Whitney Museum. The interview begins with the reading of Mr. Hopper's 1933 "Notes on Painting" in which Hopper states that the aim of painting is to create the most exact transcription of the most intimate impression of nature. Mr. Hopper then speaks of his change of feelings since the publication of this statement; his realization that the return to nature which he had prophesied has not yet occurred; his move towards realism despite contemporary abstraction (citing Eakins similar position in the 17th century); techniques on canvas and use of zinc; his decision to avoid protective varnishes in the belief that it is the responsibility of the owner to keep the works preserved; his success as a subconscious result of his painting honestly; the belief that "Apartment Houses" crystallized his style from thenceforth. Mr. Hopper then reads a statement that was published in Reality magazine in 1953 in which Hopper posits that art is an outward expression of inner life. In an addendum, John Morse states that a ledger of all of Mr. Hopper's works, catalogue dates, and prices exists.Hopper reads from two statements on art written for other purposes. He also comments on the materials he uses, why he choses some of the subjects he does, and his predictions about the future of American art.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Hopper, (b. 1882; d. 1967), painter of New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hopper59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hopper59

Oral history interview with Edward Fowles

Interviewee:
Fowles, Edward, 1885?-1971  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
Duveen Brothers  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 7 in.)
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 Aug. 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edward Fowles conducted by John D. Morse on 1959 Aug. 21 for the Archives of American Art.
Fowles speaks of his youth in England, how he came to work for Duveen Brothers, collectors he knew, and his experiences as an art dealer. Fowles also discusses art criticism, the art market, and trends in art collecting.
Biographical / Historical:
Art dealer; New York, N.Y. Fowles directed the Paris branch of Duveen Brothers from 1917 to 1938, then purchased the firm from Lord Duveen in 1939 with two partners. By 1958 he had bought out his partners. Fowles was vice president of the gallery from 1938 to 1945, when he became president. In 1964, he sold the firm to the Norton Simon Foundation.
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 others.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.fowles59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fowles59

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