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Langston Hughes, New York

Artist:
Irving Penn, born Plainfield, NJ 1917-died New York City 2009  Search this
Sitter:
Langston Hughes  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 7 7/8 x 7 5/8 in. (20.0 x 19.4 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1947
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Occupation\writer\poet  Search this
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait male\waist length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation
Copyright:
© The Irving Penn Foundation
Object number:
2013.80.6
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7ba48a1cf-69c3-41f6-9f4a-04a0f11e1349
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2013.80.6

Thomas Hamilton

Copy after:
Robert Walter Weir, born New York City 1803-died New York City 1889  Search this
Printer:
Illman & Pilbrow, active New York City ca. 1829 -1836  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Hamilton  Search this
Medium:
engraving on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 19 1/4 x 12 in. (48.9 x 30.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Topic:
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Martha F. Butler
Object number:
1991.56.163
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7077f95bd-9280-48ff-83b3-453823b297e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.56.163

The Protagonist of an Endless Story

Artist:
Angel Rodríguez-Díaz, born San Juan, Puerto Rico 1955  Search this
Sitter:
Sandra Cisneros  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
72 x 57 7/8 in. (182.9 x 147.0 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1993
Topic:
Landscape\plant  Search this
Occupation\writer\poet  Search this
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait female\knee length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible in part by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program
Copyright:
© 1993, Angel Rodriguez-Diaz
Object number:
1996.19
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Department:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk72df02a37-0e9c-4218-81c5-01e1edc62ea1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1996.19

Vladimir Nabokov, North Italy (Chasing Butterflies)

Artist:
Irving Penn, born Plainfield, NJ 1917-died New York City 2009  Search this
Sitter:
Vladimir Nabokov  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 11 3/8 × 16 3/4 in. (28.9 × 42.5 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1966
Topic:
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Landscape\Italy  Search this
Object\other\net  Search this
Portrait male\waist length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1998.105
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Department:
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk768e7f806-3579-4c69-83f7-3f20c2d58c68
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1998.105

William Dean Howells

Artist:
Henry Wolf, born Eckwersheim, Alsace 1852-died New York City 1916  Search this
Sitter:
William Dean Howells  Search this
Medium:
wood engraving on paper
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1906
Topic:
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Occupation\writer\editor  Search this
Portrait male\knee length  Search this
Occupation\writer\critic  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1973.130.225
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk73f320fa5-6251-4592-b87c-790c6931ae10
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1973.130.225

Robert Louis Stevenson

Artist:
Henry Wolf, born Eckwersheim, Alsace 1852-died New York City 1916  Search this
Sitter:
Robert Louis Stevenson  Search this
Medium:
wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
image: 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (19.9 x 14.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1909
Topic:
Occupation\writer\poet  Search this
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Architecture Interior\domestic\house  Search this
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1973.130.253
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CC0
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7428db34d-c7f8-4010-99d4-4025ca7a225b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1973.130.253

(Four Portraits, portfolio) James Joyce

Artist:
David Wurtzel, born Mount Vernon, NY 1935  Search this
Sitter:
James Joyce  Search this
Medium:
engraving on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 1/4 x 5 11/16 in. (18.4 x 14.4 cm.); sheet...
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1976
Topic:
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Ethnic\Irish  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1977.5.2
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d2a55fc2-842a-4050-a695-bffbd474014b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1977.5.2

Joseph Conrad

Artist:
Walter Tittle, born Springfield, OH 1883-died Pacific Grove, CA 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Joseph Conrad  Search this
Medium:
drypoint
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.350
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk79515c15a-7456-423f-b656-a97601a91b58
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1935.13.350

Portrait of Washington Irving, Esqr.

Artist:
Charles Turner, English, born Woostock, England 1773-died London, England 1857  Search this
Sitter:
Washington Irving  Search this
Medium:
mezzotint
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Topic:
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait male\waist length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Olin Dows
Object number:
1978.152.158
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk799108c91-d03f-43dc-9a96-7e9990c010db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1978.152.158

Robert Louis Stevenson

Artist:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, born Dublin, Ireland 1848-died Cornish, NH 1907  Search this
Sitter:
Robert Louis Stevenson  Search this
Medium:
bronze relief mounted on wood
Dimensions:
10 7/8 x 17 1/2 x 7/8 in. (27.7 x 44.5 x 2.2 cm)
Type:
Sculpture-Relief
Date:
modeled 1887, cast 1899
Topic:
Occupation\writer\poet  Search this
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Olin Dows
Object number:
1983.90.201
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 17A
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/vk786d13d68-201a-4a59-bc82-4fd29f709a7f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.90.201

Portrait of Alexandre Dumas

Artist:
William Henry Powell, born New York City 1823-died New York City 1879  Search this
Sitter:
Alexandre Dumas  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 1/4 x 24 7/8 in. (76.8 x 63.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1855
Topic:
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from D.C. Public Library
Object number:
1950.8.38
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77981e76b-94dd-42b6-87c2-2d85c5d0f8f7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1950.8.38

Ivy Compton Burnett, London

Artist:
Irving Penn, born Plainfield, NJ 1917-died New York City 2009  Search this
Sitter:
Ivy Compton Burnett  Search this
Medium:
platinum-palladium print
Dimensions:
image: 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (39.2 x 39.4 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1958, printed 1982
Topic:
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Landscape\England\London  Search this
Portrait female\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Copyright:
© Condé Nast Publications, Inc.
Object number:
1988.83.3
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk72434cab8-5789-4017-be8d-789693b27323
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1988.83.3

André Malraux, New York

Artist:
Irving Penn, born Plainfield, NJ 1917-died New York City 2009  Search this
Sitter:
Andre Malraux  Search this
Medium:
platinum-palladium print
Dimensions:
image: 15 5/8 x 15 1/2 in. (39.7 x 39.4 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1954, printed 1984
Topic:
Landscape\New York  Search this
Occupation\political  Search this
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Occupation\writer\essayist  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Copyright:
© Condé Nast Publications, Inc.
Object number:
1988.83.33
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk79d91565d-11f0-4158-aee7-cbf73e56fe6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1988.83.33

Booth Tarkington

Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Booth Tarkington  Search this
Medium:
terra cotta mounted on wood
Dimensions:
overall: 20 3/4 x 17 x 2 1/4 in. (52.6 x 43.2 x 5.8 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1943
Topic:
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait male\head  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1965.16.37
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Department:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7bee569bf-01bb-4480-b44c-f897bb824654
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1965.16.37

Proust

Artist:
Leonard Maurer, born Newark, NJ 1912-died Washington, DC 1976  Search this
Sitter:
Marcel Proust  Search this
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1973
Topic:
Dress\accessory\hat  Search this
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Object\written matter  Search this
Portrait male\head  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1973.180
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76bd4bed8-8b65-4c81-b640-05e86deb8d5e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1973.180

Romain Roland

Artist:
Werner Drewes, born Canig, Germany (now Kaniów, Poland) 1899-died Reston, VA 1985  Search this
Sitter:
Romain Roland  Search this
Medium:
woodcut
Dimensions:
image: 15 3/4 × 11 5/8 in. (40.0 × 29.5 cm) sheet: 19 3/4 × 14 5/8 in. (50.2 × 37.1 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1932
Topic:
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1969.3.32
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76767eec7-ff3a-4bad-83b2-f4d421acfab5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1969.3.32

Portrait of Thackery

Artist:
William Baxter Closson, born Thetford, VT 1848-died Hartford, CT 1926  Search this
Sitter:
William Makepeace Thackery  Search this
Medium:
wood engraving
Dimensions:
image: 5 7/8 x 4 3/8 in. (14.9 x 11.1 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait male\waist length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Museum of American History, Division of Graphic Arts, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1971.175
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c23ef6da-68c1-47c2-ba08-c2fc8dcd514b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1971.175

Zora Neale Hurston, from the unrealized portfolio "Noble Black Women: The Harlem Renaissance and After"

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
Zora Neal Hurston  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1935, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Copyright:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
Object number:
1983.63.136
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk779d5eeb4-dac4-4a49-a59f-dd114989cfcb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.63.136

James Baldwin, from the portfolio 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
James Baldwin  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 3/4 × 5 7/8 in. (22.2 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photomechanical Reproduction
Date:
1955, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Occupation\writer\playwright  Search this
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Occupation\writer\essayist  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Copyright:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
Object number:
1983.63.159
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7ec801ec6-d34a-492f-b5f2-7b32504bb439
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.63.159

If there be a country which cannot stand any one of these tests--a country where knowledge cannot be diffused without perils of mob law and statute law; where speech is not free; where the post office is violated, mail bags opened, and letters tampered with; where public debts and private debts outside of the state are repudiated; where liberty is attacked in the primary institution of social life; where the laborer is not secured in the earnings of his own hand; where suffrage is not free or equal--that country is, in all these respects, not civil, but barbarous; and no advantage of soil, climate, or coast can resist these suicidal mischiefs. From the series Great Ideas.

Artist:
Herbert Bayer, born Haag, Austria 1900-died Montecito, CA 1985  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson  Search this
Medium:
paper and photomechanical reproduction on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 23 3/4 x 19 1/8 in. (60.3 x 48.5 cm.)
Type:
Collage
Date:
1951
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.20
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7af734eb5-af07-44fe-8491-583b09788b69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.20

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