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Alphaeus P. Cole papers, 1885-1988

Creator:
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988  Search this
Subject:
Ertz, Edward Frederick  Search this
Bransom, Paul  Search this
Tolman, Ruel Pardee  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Strode, Hudson  Search this
Higgins, Eugene  Search this
Coolidge, Calvin  Search this
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Rio, Anita  Search this
Drake, Alexander  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney),  Search this
Buffalo Bill  Search this
Borglum, Solon Hannibal  Search this
Angel, John  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Constant, Benjamin  Search this
Crane, Bruce  Search this
Young, Mahonri Sharp  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5723
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208561
AAA_collcode_colealph
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Alfred Williams Anthony papers, [ca. 1880-1930]

Creator:
Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939  Search this
Subject:
Eastlake, Charles Lock  Search this
Palmer, E. D.  Search this
Dielman, Frederick  Search this
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse  Search this
Smith, Francis Hopkinson  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Benjamin, S. G. W. (Samuel Greene Wheeler),  Search this
Volk, Stephen Arnold Douglas  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Mills, John Harrison  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr  Search this
Sartain, John W.  Search this
Smillie, George Frederick Cumming  Search this
Pyle, Howard  Search this
Brenner, Victor David  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Linton, W. J. (William James),  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson),  Search this
Leavitt, Edward C.  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Taylor, Bayard  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Beard, Daniel Carter  Search this
Isham, Norman Morrison  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Waters, Clara Erskine Clement  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Herbert, Henry William  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore)  Search this
Nast, Thomas  Search this
Lossing, Benson John  Search this
National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9899
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212402
AAA_collcode_anthalfr
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Tommy Lasorda Portrait Dedication Ceremony

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-09-23T20:48:56Z
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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NatlPortraitGallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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National Arts Club records, 1898-1960

Creator:
National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
De Kay, Charles  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W.  Search this
Arts Realty  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Bibliographical exhibitions  Search this
Art  Search this
Associations, institutions, etc  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9697
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211920
AAA_collcode_natiartc
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211920
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Greenwich Art Society records, 1912-1987

Creator:
Greenwich Art Society (Greenwich, Conn.)  Search this
Subject:
Greenwich Society of Artists (Greenwich, Conn)  Search this
International Exhibition of Modern Art (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10263
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213408
AAA_collcode_greeart
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Portrait of Joseph Renier

Artist:
Victor Rousseau, Belgian, born Feluy-Ardennes, Belguium 1865-died Brussels, Belgium 1954  Search this
Sitter:
Joseph Renier  Search this
Medium:
plaster
Dimensions:
16 x 9 x 11 in. (40.6 x 22.9 x 28.0 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1912
Topic:
Occupation\art\artist  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
Object number:
1967.93.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b24835ae-529b-499c-9e92-bdc82d491cae
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edanmdm:saam_1967.93.8

Evening on the Hudson

Artist:
Leon Dabo, born France 1865-died New York City 1960  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
27 1/8 x 36 1/8 in. (68.9 x 91.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1907-1908
Topic:
Landscape\New York  Search this
Landscape\time\evening  Search this
Landscape\river\Hudson River  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans
Object number:
1909.10.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 14A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk794ef0818-e6a1-479b-8930-75d1b03ffcd1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1909.10.1

Arthur Bowen Davies

Artist:
Gertrude Käsebier, 18 May 1852 - 13 Oct 1934  Search this
Sitter:
Arthur Bowen Davies, 26 Sep 1862 - 24 Oct 1928  Search this
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 20.3 × 15.2 cm (8 × 6")
Mount: 25.7 × 16.8 cm (10 1/8 × 6 5/8")
Mount (II): 25.8 × 17.8 cm (10 3/16 × 7")
Mount (III): 28.8 × 19.5 cm (11 5/16 × 7 11/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1904
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Indeterminable  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Arthur Bowen Davies: Male  Search this
Arthur Bowen Davies: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Elizabeth Ann Hylton
Object number:
NPG.2015.126
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm456e099dd-1267-4561-bb43-faa5a350fcfd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2015.126

Playbill for Marie Christine

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Vivian Beaumont Theatre, American, founded 1965  Search this
Subject of:
Franz C. Alderfer  Search this
Ana Maria Andricain  Search this
Michael Babin  Search this
Brent Black  Search this
Sherry Boone, American  Search this
Anthony Crivello, American, born 1955  Search this
Mary Bond Davis, American  Search this
Darius de Haas, American, born 1968  Search this
Donna Dunmire  Search this
Shawn Elliott, Puerto Rican  Search this
Andrea Frierson-Toney  Search this
Andre Garner  Search this
Lovette George, American, 1962 - 2006  Search this
Keith Lee Grant  Search this
Rosena M. Hill, American  Search this
Kim Huber, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1999
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.66
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd550110e01-748b-4ba8-8a85-f40db73fd5ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.66
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Raphael Soyer papers

Creator:
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Names:
Ahlas, Lambro  Search this
Baranik, Rudolf  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bratby, John, 1928-  Search this
Burliuk, David, 1882-1967  Search this
De Francia, Peter  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Lasker, Joe  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-  Search this
Extent:
3.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Writings
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Date:
1933-1989
Summary:
The papers of realist painter Raphael Soyer date from 1933 to 1989 and measure 3.9 linear feet. They document Soyer's career as a painter, printmaker, and writer. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials, including several transcripts of interviews with Soyer; extensive personal and professional correspondence; writings and notes by Soyer and others; scattered legal and financial records; exhibition materials, clippings and other printed material; and photographs of Soyer in his studio, with artists and friends, and at art events. Also found are one sketch and a facsimile of Soyer's 1968 sketchbook produced by Forum Gallery.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of realist painter Raphael Soyer date from 1933 to 1989 and measure 3.9 linear feet. They document Soyer's career as a painter, printmaker, and writer. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials, including several transcripts of interviews with Soyer; extensive personal and professional correspondence; writings and notes by Soyer and others; scattered legal and financial records; exhibition materials, clippings and other printed material; and photographs of Soyer in his studio, with artists and friends, and at art events. Also found are one sketch and a facsimile of Soyer's 1968 sketchbook produced by Forum Gallery.

Biographical materials include award certificates, including a 1975 certificate from the National Academy of Design, lists of artwork by Soyer, and several transcripts of interviews with Raphael Soyer in which he discusses topics such as his career as an artist, artists in New York City, and the inspiration for his artwork.

Personal and professional correspondence is with numerous artists, writers, art historians, curators, gallery owners, arts organizations, museums, and universities. Correspondents include Lambro Ahlas, Rudolf Baranik, George Biddle, John Bratby, David Burliuk, Peter De Francia, Lloyd Goodrich, Joseph Hirsch, Joseph Hirshhorn, Edward Hopper, Joe Lasker, Henry Varnum Poor, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and many others. Additional correspondence is addressed to Reality magazine, for which Soyer was an editor.

Writings and notes by Soyer include several drafts and notes for his four published books A Painter's Pilgrimage (1962), Homage to Thomas Eakins (1966), Self-Revealment: a Memoir (1969), and Diary of an Artist (1977). Also by Soyer are draft essays, lectures, and articles - many about social realism. Writings by others include essays and articles by artists and art scholars sent to Soyer for review.

Scattered legal and financial records include bank statements, receipts, leases, and documents related to the publishing of his books. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and other published items.

Photographs depict Soyer in his studio, with other artists and friends such as Chaim Gross, Edward Hopper, and Jose De Creeft, and at art events, and include a few photographs of his artwork. Also found are one pencil sketch and a facsimile of Soyer's 1968 sketchbook produced by Forum Gallery.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1939-1986 (Box 1, OV 6; 12 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940-1988 (Box 1-2; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 3: Writings & Notes, circa 1946-1987 (Box 2-3; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Legal & Financial Records, 1959-1988 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1933-1989 (Box 3-4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1953-1987 (Box 5, OV 6; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1968, undated (Box 5; 2 folders)
Biographical Note:
Raphael Soyer (1899-1987) and his twin brother Moses (1899-1974) were born on December 25, 1899, in the Russian town Borisoglebsk. Their father Abraham was a scholar and Hebrew teacher who encouraged all of his children to sketch and paint. After the family was deported from Russia, they settled in the Bronx, New York, in 1912. Raphael and Moses briefly attended school, but at 16 they began working various jobs to help support their family. They also began taking free art classes at Cooper Union and later Raphael attended the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League where he studied with Guy Pene du Bois. He began to show his paintings in 1926 and in 1929 gallery owner Charles Daniel gave him his first one man show. Soyer became one of the leading realist painters and printmakers, often depicting Depression-era transients, Manhattan streetscapes, shoppers, and women at work. He also painted and sketched numerous self-portraits and portraits of fellow artists and cultural figures, many of whom were also his friends, including Allen Ginsberg, Chaim Gross, Edward Hopper, and Arshile Gorky.

Beginning in the 1930s Soyer showed his work frequently at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Associated American Artists Galleries, National Collection of Fine Arts, and other national and international exhibitions. During the 1940s and 1950s he was a leading advocate of realism and spoke out against the abstract style that was dominating the New York art scene. In 1953 he co-founded Reality magazine.

Soyer joined the Forum Gallery in New York in the early 1960s and became good friends with his dealer Bella Fishko. Also during the 1960s he published three books, A Painter's Pilgrimage (1962), Homage to Thomas Eakins (1966), and Self-Revealment: a Memoir (1969), and had his first retrospective at the Whitney Museum in 1967.

Throughout his career Soyer also occasionally taught at art schools including the Art Students League and the New School. He also collaborated with his friend, writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, by illustrating several of Singer's books. Soyer and his wife Rebecca, whom he married in 1931, lived the rest of their lives in New York City, but often traveled to Europe. They had one daughter, Mary. Soyer's final book, Diary of an Artist, was published in 1977 and in 1979 he received the Gold Medal from the National Arts Club. He continued painting realist subjects until his death in 1987.
Related Material:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are several collections related to Raphael Soyer: Esther Reier letter from Raphael Soyer, 1978 May 29; Raphael Soyer's Artist Statement from 1947; a Raphael Soyer lecture from 1960; the papers of his twin brother, Moses Soyer; Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, circa 1965-1968 (includes an interview of Soyer); and the Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists, 1963-1985, which also includes an interview with Raphael Soyer. The Archives of American Art's Oral History collection has an interview of Raphael Soyer dated May 13-June 1, 1981 conducted by Milton Brown.

Additional Raphael Soyer papers, 1949-1954, are available at Cornell University.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (N68-1) including a small amount of correspondence and three sketchbooks. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Raphael Soyer donated portions of the collection between 1961 and 1980. He also loaned materials for microfilming in 1968. His widow, Rebecca, and his grandson, Joseph Leiber, on behalf of the entire Soyer family, donated additional materials in 1991 and 1993.
Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Raphael Soyer 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.
Topic:
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Social realism -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Writings
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Raphael Soyer papers, 1933-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.soyeraph
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Archives of American Art
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National Arts Club

Collection Creator:
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley 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.
Collection Citation:
Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers / Series 5: Organization Files
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-brindani-ref1098

National Arts Club

Collection Creator:
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley 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.
Collection Citation:
Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers / Series 5: Organization Files
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-brindani-ref1099

Bulletin of the National Arts Club

Collection Creator:
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1962
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley 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.
Collection Citation:
Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers / Series 7: Printed Material
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-brindani-ref1106

National Arts Club

Collection Creator:
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley 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.
Collection Citation:
Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers / Series 5: Organization Files
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Archives of American Art
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Bulletin of the National Arts Club

Collection Creator:
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921-1938
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley 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.
Collection Citation:
Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers / Series 7: Printed Material
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Archives of American Art
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Allen Townsend Terrell papers

Creator:
Terrell, Allen Townsend, 1897-1986  Search this
Names:
Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Travel diaries
Date:
1908-1982
Summary:
The papers of New York, Rome, and Paris painter Allen Townsend Terrell painter measure 4.5 linear feet and date from 1908-1982. Included are biographical materials; detailed letters from Terrell to his parents; fourteen diaries describing European travels; scattered financial records; three sketchbooks and miscellaneous sketches; printed material; and photographs of Terrell, his colleagues, his home and studios, artwork, and exhibition installations.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York, Rome, and Paris painter Allen Townsend Terrell painter measure 4.5 linear feet and date from 1908-1982. Included are biographical materials; detailed letters from Terrell to his parents; fourteen diaries describing European travels; scattered financial records; three sketchbooks and miscellaneous sketches; printed material; and photographs of Terrell, his colleagues, his home and studios, artwork, and exhibition installations.

Biographical material includes a passport, membership cards for miscellaneous organizations, brief biographical accounts, and a guestbook containing signatures from several exhibition openings. There are almost daily letters written by Terrell to his parents describing his travels and education in the arts while in Europe. Scattered letters are from friends and colleagues, including one from Albert Laessle.

Fourteen diaries describe daily events in Terell's European travels. Scattered financial material includes banking records and miscellaneous receipts.

Three sketchbooks contain several block prints and miscellaneous sketches by Terrell. Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Terrell and for others, as well as programs, and miscellaneous brochures. Photographs are of Terrell, and of his colleagues, studio, and artwork, in addition to albums containing photographs of his apartment, the Riverhead studio, commissioned projects, and exhibition installations.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized as 7 series; each series is arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1924-1978 (Boxes 1, 6; 3 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1908-1978 (Boxes 1-3; 2.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1965-1978 (Boxes 3-4; 12 folders)

Series 4: Financial Material, 1925-1933 (Box 4; 7 folders)

Series 5: Artwork, 1925-1982 (Boxes 4, 6; 7 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1911-1976 (Box 4; 15 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1925-1972 (Box 5; 15 folders)
Biographical Note:
Allen Townsend Terrell (1897-1986) was a painter and sculptor who worked in Paris, Rome, and New York. Terrell was born in Riverhead, New York and graduated from the Columbia University School of Architecture in 1921. He also studied painting and sculpture at the Art Students League with Edward McCartan and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with Albert Laessle. In 1924, he studied in France at the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau with sculptor Charles Despiau, and at the Académie Julian in Paris.

Between 1924 and 1926, Terrell established a studio in Paris, later moving to Rome between 1928 and 1931. From 1934 to 1935, he taught watercolor and still life painting at the Parsons School of Design.

Among other exhibitions in Paris, New York, and Philadelphia, Terrell had a solo exhibition at the National Arts Club in 1975. He was a member of the American Watercolor Society and president of the Alumni of the American School at Fontainebleau.

Allen Townsend Terrell died on July 8, 1986.
Provenance:
Allen Townsend Terrell donated his papers in 7 installments between 1975 and 1981.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Allen Townsend Terrell 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:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Travel -- Europe  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Italy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Travel diaries
Citation:
Allen Townsend Terrell papers, 1908-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.terralle
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Ogden M. Pleissner papers

Creator:
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Names:
Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Vezin, Charles, 1858-1942  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow, 1906-  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1928-1976
Summary:
The papers of painter Ogden M. Pleissner measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1928-1976. Found within the papers are biographical material, scattered letters, artwork, nine scrapbooks, over one foot of printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter Ogden M. Pleissner measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1928-1976. Found within the papers are biographical material, scattered letters, artwork, eight scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical material includes Pleissner's U. S. Army Certificate of Service, an autobiographical essay, and miscellaneous notes. Scattered letters dating from 1942-1976 primarily concern Pleissner's service in the U. S. Army. There are also letters from colleagues and friends including artists Harrison Cady and Stow Wengenroth.

Nine scrapbooks contain clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and scattered letters from art organizations and colleagues including Juliana Force, Charles Vezin, and Stow Wengenroth. An additional 1.2 linear feet of printed material consists primarily of clippings, and exhibition catalogs and announcements. Also found within the papers is one etching, and photographs of Pleissner, his colleagues, exhibitions and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series. All series are arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1943-1971 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1942-1976 (Box 1; 13 folders)

Series 3: Art Work, undated (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1930-1953 (Boxes 1-2; 29 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1928-1975 (Box 2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1958-1974 (Boxes 3-4; 31 folders)
Biographical Note:
Ogden Minton Pleissner was born on April 29, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, son of George W. and Christine Minton Pleissner. He began his education at the Brooklyn Friends School. One summer while a teenager, he was sent to Charlie Moore's ranch in Dubois, Wyoming, in order to improve his health. During pack trips, camping, and trout fishing in Yellowstone Park and the Buffalo Forks country, Pleissner became devoted to the outdoor life, developing his skills as a hunter and fisherman. He began drawing images of horses, cowboys, Native Americans, and scenery and realized that his interest in art was strong enough to pursue it in school.

From 1924 to 1927 Pleissner attended the Art Students League in New York, studying under George Bridgman and Frank V. DuMond. Pleissner continued his studies with DuMond in Cape Breton, where he also met Mary Corbett whom he married in 1929. In the following year, Pleissner held his first solo exhibition at the Macbeth Gallery in New York. Although he maintained a studio in New York City, Pleissner and his wife spent many summers in Wyoming, later expanding their travel to Europe.

In 1940 Pleissner was elected a National Academician. Two years later, he was commissioned by the U.S. Office of Emergency Management on the advice of the Section of Fine Arts to visit various war industries to make a group of 10 paintings depicting the work in these plants.

In 1943, Pleissner was commissioned as Captain in the Army Air Forces to work as an artist with the Historical Division, painting a record of the Air Force activities. After training, he was deployed to Anchorage, Alaska, and from there he visited many of the Aleutian Islands. Due to lack of funding, his original mission was changed, and he was put on inactive duty in November 1943, in order to continue his work as a War Art Correspondent for Life magazine. This allowed him to complete his paintings of the Aleutian Islands. In the spring of 1944, he flew to headquarters in London, England, later following the Normandy invasion through northern France, he painted scenes from the critical battle at St. Lo. In the summer of 1945, Life magazine sent him on a tour of Europe to make a series of paintings of the most significant battle sites, including Omaha Beach, Remagen, and Anzio.

During his post-war career, Pleissner participated in many organizations, including his service as vice-president of the National Academy of Design, director of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and trustee at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. He was also a member of the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club, and the Brooklyn Society of Artists. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum.

In the 1970s Pleissner traveled extensively in Europe and spent summers at his studio in Pawlet, Vermont.

Ogden M. Pleissner died of a heart attack on October 24, 1983 in London, England.
Provenance:
Ogden M. Pleissner donated his papers to the Archives in 1972 and 1976.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ogden M. Pleissner 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.
Topic:
Art and war  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pleiogde
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Ogden M. Pleissner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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The National Arts Club

Collection Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Reel 5214, Frame 457-459
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Rockwell Kent 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.
Collection Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rockwell Kent papers
Rockwell Kent papers / Series 1: Alphabetical Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kentrock-ref2652

Gary Erbe papers, 1968-2002

Creator:
Erbe, Gary T., 1944-  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Topic:
Trompe l'oeil painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10433
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213834
AAA_collcode_erbegary
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213834

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