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Simulator

Artist:
Lowell Nesbitt  Search this
Medium:
Painting, Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:
2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 154.9 x 203.2cm (61 x 80 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1970
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770026000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9781a0eaf-ed87-4548-b1d8-c01267701d44
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19770026000

Oral history interview with Paula Colton Winokur

Interviewee:
Winokur, Paula, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Beaver College -- Faculty  Search this
Graphic Sketch Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Helen Drutt Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Temple University. -- Students  Search this
Tyler School of Art -- Students  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Blai, Boris, 1893-1985  Search this
Bobrowicz, Yvonne  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Cushing, Val M.  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen, 1933-2011  Search this
Ferguson, Ken, 1928-2004  Search this
Heizer, Michael, 1944-  Search this
Higby, Wayne  Search this
Leon, Dennis, 1933-  Search this
Long, Richard, 1945-  Search this
Love, Arlene, 1953-  Search this
Marks, Graham, 1951-  Search this
McKinnell, James  Search this
Mestre, Enrique, 1936-  Search this
Minter, Myrna  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
Natzler, Otto  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Notkin, Richard  Search this
Randall, Theodore, 1914-1985  Search this
Schulman, Norman, 1924-  Search this
Sedestrom, Carol  Search this
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Shores, Kenneth, 1928-  Search this
Simon, Sandy  Search this
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Staffel, Rudolf, 1911-2002  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Vavrek, Ken  Search this
Winokur, Robert, 1933-  Search this
Ólafur Elíasson, 1967-  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (Sound recording: 9 sound files (6 hr., 24 min.))
171 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Alaska
Hungary
Iceland
Mesa Verde (Calif.)
Rocky Mountains
Stonehenge (England)
Date:
2011 July 21-22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paula Colton Winokur conducted 2011 July 21-22, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Winokur's home and studio, in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Paula speaks of taking drawing and painting classes at the Graphic Sketch Club (now the Fleischer Art Memorial) in Philadelphia at age 11; her first experience handling clay at 13 or 14 when taking a class at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; when her family agreed to send her to college, providing she became a teacher, and she attended the Tyler School of Art at Temple University as a painting major; the influence of her teacher Rudolf Staffel in her sophomore year when she took a ceramics class and fell in love with working in clay; meeting her husband Robert Winokur when they were students at Tyler, getting married in 1958, eventually having two sons; glaze testing to find a palette of glazes to use; moving to Massachusetts and starting Cape Street Pottery for their production pottery; her involvement with NCECA [National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts] and other professional organizations; when she began a 30-year teaching career at Beaver College in 1973 (more recently known as Arcadia University), building their ceramics department; changing from using stoneware to porcelain in 1970; making boxes and architectural forms; how she stopped making functional items when her first child was born and began creating the things she wanted to; the decision in 1982 to make landscapes and how geology, the Artic, and threats to the environment influence her work; the process she uses when creating texture; selling exclusively through the Helen Drutt Gallery beginning in 1973 until the gallery closed in 2011; the important influences in her work of artists such as Michael Heizer, Carl Andre, Richard Long, Richard Serra, Olafur Eliasson, and Steven De Staebler and others; the immense the geologic formations of Mesa Verde, the Rocky Mountains, Stonehenge, Alaska and Iceland are inspiring; various lecturing opportunities and exhibits through the years, as well as a working residency she took advantage of in Hungary in 1994; slowly moving away from glazes and instead using metallic sulfates for color; that her intention is to express the relationship between the internal part of herself and the external world for other people to experience and find something in common; the importance of a liberal arts education for art students; her gelatin and clay prints; the concern over collectors of clay art dying off and no new ones taking their places; that galleries are closing and Internet galleries are the norm; meeting photographer, Imogen Cunningham, and seeing her as a wonderful role model; and the feeling that the high cost of fuel and the invention of newer materials may end ceramic classes. Paula also recalls Lowell Nesbitt, Myrna Minter, Arlene Love, Dennis Leon, Boris Blai, Ted Randall, Val Cushing, Norm Schulman, Jim McKinnel, Gertrud Natzler, Otto Natzler, Ken Ferguson, Rose Slivka, Enrique Mestre, Sandy Simon, Wayne Higby, Richard Notkin, Graham Marks, Toshika Takaezu, Yvonne Bobrowicz, Ken Vavrek, Carol Sedestrom, Lois Moran, and Ken Shores and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Paula Colton Winokur (1935- ) is a ceramist in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 9 sound files. Duration is 6 hr., 24 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.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.winoku11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a7e4adc1-c020-4368-b3ef-02243200b6aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-winoku11
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Nesbitt, Lowell

Collection Creator:
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 35, Folder 5-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1973
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Henri Gallery records, circa early 1900s, 1940-1996, bulk 1957-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Henri Gallery records
Henri Gallery records / Series 2: Alphabetical Files / 2.1: Name Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c66aaa75-2589-4521-901c-87cd2fe438d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-henrgall-ref769

Lenore Seroka photographs, 1977-1984

Creator:
Seroka, Lenore  Search this
Subject:
Andrews, Benny 1930-2006  Search this
Artschwager, Richard 1923-2013  Search this
Bearden, Romare 1911-1988  Search this
Bishop, Isabel 1902-1988  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise 1911-2010  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio 1904-1989  Search this
Chamberlain, John 1927-2011  Search this
Christo 1935-  Search this
Close, Chuck 1940-  Search this
De Creeft, José 1884-1982  Search this
Estes, Richard 1932-  Search this
Ferber, Herbert 1906-1991  Search this
Flavin, Dan 1933-  Search this
Freilicher, Jane 1924-  Search this
Gikow, Ruth 1915-1982  Search this
Golub, Leon 1922-2004  Search this
Goodhough, Robert 1917-  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie 1925-  Search this
Graves, Nancy Stevenson 1940-1995  Search this
Greene, Balcomb 1904-1990  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert 1903-1988  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph 1910-1981  Search this
Hirschfeld, Al  Search this
Johnson, Ray 1927-1995  Search this
Katz, Alex 1927-  Search this
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram 1913-2003  Search this
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Levine, Jack 1915-2010  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy 1923-1997  Search this
Lipton, Seymour 1903-1986  Search this
Neel, Alice 1900-1984  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell 1933-1993  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip 1924-  Search this
Resika, Paul  Search this
Rivers, Larry 1925-2002  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Rosenquist, James 1933-  Search this
Segal, George 1924-2000  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-2016  Search this
Solman, Joseph 1909-2008  Search this
Soyer, Raphael 1899-1987  Search this
Wesselmann, Tom 1931-2004  Search this
Youngerman, Jack 1926-2020  Search this
Physical description:
0.3 linear ft. (51 items)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1977
1977-1984
Topic:
Photography, Artistic--Photographs  Search this
Women photographers--Photographs  Search this
Portrait photography--Photographs  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA
AAA seroleno
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
Authorizatin to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from Lenore Seroka
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Lenore Seroka photographs, 1977-1984
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_209471

Lenore Seroka photographs

Creator:
Seroka, Lenore  Search this
Names:
Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006  Search this
Artschwager, Richard, 1923-2013  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio, 1904-1989  Search this
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Estes, Richard, 1932-  Search this
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991  Search this
Flavin, Dan, 1933-  Search this
Freilicher, Jane, 1924-  Search this
Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Goodhough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie, 1925-  Search this
Graves, Nancy Stevenson, 1940-1995  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert, 1903-1988  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Hirschfeld, Al  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Levine, David, 1926-2009  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Lipton, Seymour, 1903-1986  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Resika, Paul  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Rosenquist, James, 1933-  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016  Search this
Solman, Joseph, 1909-2008  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Wesselmann, Tom, 1931-2004  Search this
Youngerman, Jack, 1926-2020  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet ((51 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1984
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of artists taken by Seroka.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer; Great Neck, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by Lenore Seroka.
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.
Rights:
Authorizatin to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Lenore Seroka. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- Great Neck  Search this
Topic:
Photography, Artistic -- Photographs  Search this
Portrait photography -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.seroleno
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9858136e9-6ce3-4d39-89c7-2264e3bf284f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-seroleno

Ian Hornak papers, 1955-1991

Creator:
Hornak, Ian 1944-2002  Search this
Subject:
Blake, Amanda  Search this
De Kooning, Willem 1904-1997  Search this
Foote, John  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hornak, Ian 1944-2002  Search this
Kasle, Gertrude 1917-  Search this
Mitchell, Jack 1925-  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell 1933-1993  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Tillich, Hanna  Search this
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987  Search this
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
2.8 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Sketchbooks
Date:
1955
1955-1991
Local number:
AAA
AAA hornian
Digital ID:
http://sirismm.si.edu/siris/blank.gif
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center
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Ian Hornak papers, 1955-1991
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273147

Ian Hornak papers

Creator:
Hornak, Ian, 1944-2002  Search this
Names:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Blake, Amanda  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Foote, John  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hornak, Ian, 1944-2002  Search this
Kasle, Gertrude, 1917-  Search this
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-2013  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Tillich, Hanna  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1955-1991
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, artwork, and printed material regarding Ian Hornak's career as a representational painter and his involvement with the art world.
Correspondence is with friends, family, associates, and galleries including Lowell Nesbitt, Hanna Tillich, Gertrude Kasle, the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, the Fischbach Gallery, and the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery. Photographs taken by Jack Mitchell and John Foote are of Hornak and Hornak's friends and family, including Hanna Tillich and Virgil Thompson. Additional photographs include Hornak with artists Andy Warhol, Grace Hartigan, Amanda Blake, Willem de Kooning and others and a printed card with reproduction of artwork by Frank Stella signed "Frank Stella '76". Also included are slides of Hornak's works of art and photo studies for his artwork including studies for a pencil portrait of the Gertrude Kasle family. Artwork includes drawings and sketchbooks. Printed material consists of newspaper and magazine clippings featuring Hornak, exhibition announcements, and catalogs.
Provenance:
Donated 2007 by Ian Hornak estate via Hornak's executor and nephew Eric Ian Spoutz. Spoutz donated 15 additional photographs and a printed card in 2016.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Michigan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.hornian
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99a320614-2d71-4bf7-b2f5-f29640593174
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hornian

Mouse, Stanley - Newman, Barnett

Collection Creator:
Wagstaff, Samuel J.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1971, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Mouse, Stanley

Murphy, Greg

Museum of Modern Art

Myers, John Bernard

Nakian, Robert

Nesbitt, Lowell

Nevelson, Mike and Flo

New Britain Development Commission, Design Review Committee

Newman, Barnett
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Samuel J. Wagstaff papers
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: Correspondence with Artists and Others
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90ad61c89-2940-4566-bcc1-a2194bb0cdf6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wagssamu-ref60

Nesbitt, Lowell

Collection Creator:
Stable Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967, 1970
Collection 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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
Stable Gallery records, 1916-1999, bulk 1953-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Stable Gallery records
Stable Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw996c905a1-039c-4750-baf9-8e7306a0dda0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-stabgall-ref56

Lowell Nesbitt papers

Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Names:
Indiana, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-2013  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928- -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
50.2 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Paintings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Designs
Collages
Prints
Date:
circa 1903-1993
bulk 1950-1993
Summary:
The papers of painter, photographer and sculptor Lowell Nesbitt measure 50.2 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). The collection documents Nesbitt's career through biographical material, correspondence, subject files, business and financial records, source material, artwork, photographs and audiovisual records, printed material and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of painter, photographer and sculptor Lowell Nesbitt measure 50.2 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). The collection documents Nesbitt's career through biographical material, correspondence, subject files, business and financial records, source material, artwork, printed and digital matter, photographs and audiovisual records and scrapbooks.

Biographical Material includes documentation of Nesbitt's education and other personal documents. Plans and designs for Nesbitt's properties on West Twelfth Street, New York City and Kent, New York are arranged in the series for architectural records for homes and studios

Correspondence and Subject Files are voluminous and record Nesbitt's interaction with individuals, businesses and organizations and includes personal and family correspondence in addition to correspondence relating to galleries, exhibitions, commissions he undertook and committees on which he served.

Artwork by Nesbitt includes a small collection of collages, drawings, paintings, prints and sketchbooks. Source material comprises approximately 11 linear feet of material, primarily newspaper and magazine clippings and photographs, relating to a large variety of subjects that inspired Nesbitt, such as flowers, fruits and vegetables, dogs and other animals and the studios of other artists including Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol.

Photographs are of Nesbitt, his friends, family, colleagues and his pets, as well as subjects of interest to him in his work. Also of note are twenty-seven folders of photographs taken by photographer Jack Mitchell of Nesbitt and others.

Printed Material contains publicity material and documents exhibitions of Nesbitt's work. Additional photographs and printed material are found in the Scrapbooks.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1932-1988 (Boxes 1, 40, OV 58; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 2: Architectural Records for Homes and Studios, 1977-1992 (Boxes 1-2, 40; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 3: Notes and Writings, 1981-1990 (Boxes 2-3; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 4: Calendars and Addressess, 1973-1993 (Boxes 3-5; 1.25 linear ft.)

Series 5: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1940-circa 1990s (Boxes 5-12, 40, OV 51; 8.0 linear feet, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 6: Business and Financial Records, circa 1910-1993 (Boxes 12-14; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1948-1989 (Boxes 15-16, 41-42, OVs 52, 55; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 8: Source Material, 1965-circa 1990s (Boxes 16-26, 43-45, OV 53; 12.0 linear ft.)

Series 9: Photographs and Audiovisual Records, 1965-circa 1990s (Boxes 16-26, 43-46, OV 53, FC 76-78; 12.3 linear ft.)

Series 10: Printed Material, circa 1960s-circa 1990s (Boxes 37-39, 45, OVs 48-50, 54, 56, 60, 79; 3.05 linear feet

Series 11: Scrapbooks, 1964-1992 (Boxes 61-75; 6.6 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Painter, photographer, and sculptor Lowell Nesbitt worked primarily in New York City.

Lowell Nesbitt was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1933. In college he studied stained glass and printmaking, graduating from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia in 1955 and attending the Royal College of Art in London from 1955 to 1956.

After serving for several years in the United States Army in the mid 1950s, Nesbitt received his first exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1958. By 1963 he had moved to New York City and by the 1970s had emerged as one of the most well known artists in the United States. Nesbitt was frequently grouped with the photo realists and was best known for more than four hundred works he created with the flower as his central theme. In addition to flowers, Nesbitt's subjects included studio interiors, dogs, fruits and vegetables, bridges and buildings in New York, and male nudes. He began experimenting with printmaking in the 1960s and produced more than a hundred original prints in the course of his lifetime, primarily in the medium of dry point engraving. In 1963 he began a series of x-ray inspired paintings and was credited with being the first artist to produce a body of work of this kind. During the same period he began a long-standing relationship with the Howard Wise Gallery in New York, a space known for it's devotion to art and new technology.

In 1969 and 1970 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration named Nesbitt the official artist of the Apollo 9 and Apollo 13 missions. In 1980 the United States Postal Service released a series of four postage stamps based on his floral paintings.

Following a major one-man show at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC in 1964, Nesbitt's work was exhibitied widely in Europe and the United States. In New York City he was represented by the Stable Gallery, the Robert Stefanotti Gallery and the Andrew Crispo Gallery. In the late 1960s and early 1970s Nesbitt taught at Towson State and Morgan State Colleges in Maryland, and the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Nesbitt was active in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from the early 1980s until his death, serving as co-chairman on the Society's annual juried Project Rembrandt exhibition for artists with multiple sclerosis. He was also actively involved in fundraising for artists with HIV/AIDS.

Nesbitt's work is represented in many major museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Baltimore Museum of Art, Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris), Corcoran Gallery, Detroit Institute of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery.

Lowell Nesbitt died in 1993 at the age of 59.
Provenance:
A portion of the papers were donated by Lowell Nesbitt in 1984 and the bulk of the papers were a bequest from Nesbitt's estate in 1994.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Paintings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Designs
Collages
Prints
Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nesblowe
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Lowell Nesbitt papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91e9a7dfc-6e1b-4081-afdd-c081d4d875b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nesblowe

Appointment Books

Collection Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 9-11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1990
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Business Cards and Telephone Numbers

Collection Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 12-17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Calendars

Collection Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 18-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1977
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Calendars

Collection Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1-10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1992
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Calendars

Collection Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Guestbooks and Guest Addresses

Collection Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 3-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980s
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence and Subject Files

Collection Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Extent:
8 Linear feet (Boxes 5-12, 40, OV 51)
0.001 Gigabytes (ER01)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1940-circa 1990s
Arrangement note:
The series is arranged into 6 subseries:

5.1: Correspondence, 1940-circa 1990s

5.2: Galleries, 1973-1992

5.3: Exhibitions, 1981-1992

5.4: Commissions, 1977-1993

5.5: Committees, 1980-1992

5.6: Legal, 1978-1991
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Collection Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nesblowe, Series 5
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940-circa 1990s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nesblowe, Subseries 5.1
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Correspondence: Alphabetical

Collection Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1992
Scope and Contents note:
This subseries contains correspondence with individuals, businesses, organizations and museums arranged alphabetically by folder title. Researchers should also consult 5.1.2: Correspondence: Chronological, for additional correspondence of this type.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nesblowe, Subseries 5.1.1
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Albright, Ernest and Madeleine, Chinese Shar-Pei

Collection Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lowell Nesbitt papers
Lowell Nesbitt papers / Series 5: Correspondence and Subject Files / 5.1: Correspondence / 5.1.1: Correspondence: Alphabetical
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
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