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Oral history interview with Luchita Hurtado, 1994 May 1-1995 Apr. 13

Interviewee:
Hurtado, Luchita, 1920-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Winter, Amy H. (Amy Harriet), 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Bloch, Lucienne  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl  Search this
Mullican, Lee  Search this
Mullican, Matt  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Paalen, Wolfgang  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Wescher, Mary  Search this
Wescher, Paul  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13583
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215852
AAA_collcode_hurtad94
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215852
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John and Monica Haley papers

Creator:
Haley, John, 1905-1991  Search this
Haley, Monica E., 1907-1997  Search this
Names:
Booth, Cameron, 1892-1980  Search this
Hein, Joan  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Jensen, Alfred, 1903-1981  Search this
Loran, Erle, 1905-1999  Search this
Peterson, Margaret, 1903-  Search this
Rupprecht, Edgar A.  Search this
Ryder, Worth, 1884-1960  Search this
Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864  Search this
Vytlacil, Vaclav, 1892-1984  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
2.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1987
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, photographs, and exhibition catalogs, much of it relating to Hans Hofmann.
REELS 4178-4179: Correspondence between John and Monica Haley, 1937-1938 and 1987, and letters received from Earl and Clyta Loran, undated and 1950-1986, Vaclav Vytlacil, undated and 1966-1984, and Glen Wessels, undated and 1960-1982. Enclosed with a letter written by Vaclav Vytlacil in 1966 is a copy of a manuscript by him on Hans Hofmann. Correspondence from 1987 contains materials pertaining to the painter and teacher Margaret Peterson.
REEL 1355: Papers relating to Hans Hofmann, including five letters from Hofmann to Worth Ryder; three letters between Haley and Hofmann; two manuscripts, one in German, by Hofmann, "Creation in Form and Color - A Textbook for Instruction in Art" (1931); lecture by Hofmann; photographs taken in Germany (1927-1931) of Hofmann, Miz Hofmann, John Haley, Alfred Jensen, Ed and Isabell Rupprecht, Joan Hein, Cameron Booth, and the Hofmann School building in Munich; photographs of works by Hofmann students; brochures for the school; Hofmann exhibition catalogs; and miscellany.
ADDITION: Materials documenting Haley's studies with Hofmann, service in the Navy, and his many years teaching at UC Berkeley; letters from Haley to his wife sent from the South Pacific during World War II; sketchbooks; and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
John: Painter, sculptor and educator. Monica: Art educator; San Francisco Bay Area, California. Haley studied with Cameron Booth and Hans Hofmann. He taught at the University of California at Berkeley with other "modernists" Worth Ryder, Hofmann, Erle Loran and Margaret Peterson. John Haley died in 1991; Monica in 1997.
Provenance:
Material on reel 1355 lent by John Haley, 1978. He and Monica donated the material on reels 4178-4179 in 1987; Monica donated the remainder in 1992.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Art teachers -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Modernism (Art) -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.halejohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-halejohn

Oral history interview with Luchita Hurtado

Interviewee:
Hurtado, Luchita, 1920-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Winter, Amy H. (Amy Harriet)  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Bloch, Lucienne, 1909-1999  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-  Search this
Mullican, Lee, 1919-1998  Search this
Mullican, Matt, 1951-  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Paalen, Wolfgang, 1907-  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Wescher, Mary  Search this
Wescher, Paul, 1894-  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (4 hrs., 15 min.), analog)
120 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Date:
1994 May 1-1995 Apr. 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Luchita Hurtado conducted 1994 May 1-1995 Apr. 13, by Amy Winter and Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project.
1994 May 1 session: The interview focuses on Hurtado's family background; years with her second husband, artist and collector Wolfgang Paalen; the surrealist artist group, Dynaton, living and traveling in Mexico with Paalen, moving to San Francisco and her relationships with artists, collectors; influences on her painting; and Surrealism. Among those mentioned are Rufino and Olga Tamayo, Isamu Noguchi, Gordon Onslow Ford, Jacqueline Johnson, Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varos, Leonora Carrington, Edward James, Lucienne Bloch, Stephen Dimitroff, Grace McCann Morley, Sybil Moholy-Nagy, Jack and Frank Stauffacher, James Broughton, Rene d'Harnoncourt, Julius Karlebach, Herbert (Joe) Spinden, and Robert Motherwell.
April 13, 1995 session: Hurtado continues with a focus on the California years, discussing her reasons for settling there, the Dynaton group and her circle of friends; her third husband, Lee Mullican; the birth of her son Matthew Mullican; her work; California and Mexican imagery; importance of experience and senses, particularly smell, to her creativity and work; importance of her family; and difficulties of pursuing art as a career for a woman, wife and mother; and life in Taos, N.M. She recalls Jean Varda, Shiela and Giles Healey, Mary and Paul Wescher, and Joyce Kozloff.
Biographical / Historical:
Luchita Hurtado (1920-2020) was a painter from Santa Monica, Calif. and Arroyo Seco, N.M. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hurtad94
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hurtad94

Ralph Goings papers

Creator:
Goings, Ralph  Search this
Names:
OK Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
McLean, Richard Thorpe, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Date:
circa 1950-2005
Summary:
The papers of California Photorealist painter Ralph Goings, measure 2.4 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 2005. The collection is comprised of biographical material, professional correspondence with artists, dealers, museums, and other art organizations, project files, inventory and sales records dating from 1970 to 1975, and printed material featuring Goings and his artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of California Photorealist painter Ralph Goings, measure 2.4 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 2005. The collection is comprised of biographical material, professional correspondence with artists, dealers, museums, and other art organizations, project files, inventory and sales records dating from 1970 to 1975, and printed material featuring Goings and his artwork.

Biographical material includes interview transcripts, personal photographs, teaching records, notes on Realism, and other material. Photorealist artists and dealers represented in the correspondence include Richard McLean, Glennray Tutor, Davis Cone, Daniel Tennant, OK Harris Works of Art, and Ivan Karp. Project files include photographic material used as preparation for Goings's paintings, a work progress notebook, and photographs of finished work.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1955-circa 1990s (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1950-2005 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Project Files, 1967-1978 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 4: Inventory and Sales Records, 1970-1975 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Printed Materials, circa 1970s-2005 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Ralph Goings (1928-2016) was a Photorealist painter active in Santa Cruz, California.

Goings attended Hartnell College before enrolling in the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, where he studied alongside artists Richard McClean, Nathan Oliveira, and Robert Bechtle. Goings continued his studies at Sacramento State College where he received a Master of Fine Arts in 1965. He was known for the paintings of diners, trucks, and everyday scenes that established him as one of the originators of the Photorealist movement. His work has been exhibited and is in collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Goings died in 2016 in Sacramento, California.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Ralph Goings, conducted on September 10-11, 2009, by Judith Olch Richards for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The Ralph Goings papers were donated in 2009 by Ralph Goings.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Topic:
Photorealist  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Citation:
Ralph Goings papers, circa 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goinralp2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goinralp2

Carlos Almaraz and Elsa Flores papers

Creator:
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Flores, Elsa  Search this
Names:
Los Four (Art group)  Search this
Extent:
7.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Date:
1946-1996
Summary:
The papers of painters and muralists Carlos Almaraz and Elsa Flores measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1946 to 1996. The collection documents the careers of both artists through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional files, personal business records, printed material and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painters and muralists Carlos Almaraz and Elsa Flores measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1946 to 1996. The collection documents the careers of both artists through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional files, personal business records, printed material and artwork.

Biographical material includes documents regarding Almaraz's death, identification documents, and a few photographs and slides. Correspondence is with family, friends, galleries, museums, and arts organizations. Writings include nine journals belonging to Almaraz and Flores containing travel notes, daily activities and personal thoughts, as well as writings on other topics and writings by others. Professional files document the Los Four group, projects, events, exhibitions, and memberships with arts organizations. Personal business records include legal and financial material along with records relating to Almaraz and Flores's house in Kauai, Almaraz's scholarship fund, and for Almaraz Studio. Printed materials include publications featuring artwork and articles by or about Almaraz and Flores. Original artwork includes sketchbooks, drawings, cutouts, and a watercolor.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1946-1994 (Boxes 1, 8-9; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1974-1996 (Boxes 1-4, OV 10; 3.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1972-1994 (Boxes 4, 8-9, OV 10; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Professional Files, 1973-1994 (Boxes 4-5, 9, OV 11; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1974-1995 (Box 5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1972-1995 (Boxes 6-7. 9, OV 10; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1975-1996 (Boxes 7-9; 1.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Carlos Almaraz (1941-1989) was a painter and muralist in Los Angeles, California. His wife Elsa Flores (1955- ) is also a painter and muralist. Almaraz and Flores collaborated on the mural California Dreamscape as part of the Chicano street arts movement.

Almaraz was born in Mexico City, moving to Chicago in 1942, and settling in Los Angeles in 1949. He studied at California State College, the Otis Art Institute, and the University of California in Los Angeles. He moved to New York City in 1965, where he studied at the Art Students League and New School of Social Research. In 1970, Almaraz returned to Los Angeles. He became active with mural painting within the Mexican American community in Los Angeles. Along with Gilbert Lujan, Beto de la Rocha, and Frank Romero, Almaraz founded the artist collective Los Four.

Elsa Flores was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. She studied at the Art Center College, California State University, and the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. Almaraz and Flores married in 1981 and their daughter Maya was born in 1983. They collaborated on California Dreamscape, a mural commissioned by the California Arts Council and is located in the Reagan State Building in Los Angeles. In the late 1980s, Almaraz was diagnosed with AIDS and died in 1989.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history with Carlos Almaraz conducted by Margarita Nieto from February 6, 1986 to January 29, 1987 and an oral history with Elsa Flores conducted by Jeffrey Rangel from February 18, 1997 to April 30, 1997.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of sketchbooks and notebooks (volumes 1-78) lent for microfilming (reels 4578-4587). Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Sketchbook and journal volumes 1-78 were lent for microfilming by Elsa Flores in 1991. Sketchbook and journal volumes 79-84 were donated, some by Carlos Almaraz in 1986 and the remainder in 1991 by Flores and microfilmed onto reel 4587, fr. 93-456. In 1997, additional papers were donated by Flores.
Restrictions:
The collection is access restricted, except for Box 8; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information. Box 8, containing six journals and sketchbooks (volumes 79-84) and slides are not restricted.

Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
Six journals and sketchbooks (volumes 79-84): Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Elsa Flores.

Microfilm Reels 4578-4587: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Elsa Flores.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Citation:
Carlos Almaraz and Elsa Flores papers, 1946-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.almacarl
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Carlos Almaraz and Elsa Flores papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-almacarl

Will Foster papers

Creator:
Foster, William Frederick, 1882-1953  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1919-1974
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, 1939-1948; correspondence, undated and 1937-1954; business records, 1938-1953; 1 pen and ink drawing; reproductions of works of art, clippings, and exhibition catalogs and announcements undated and 1919-1974, photographs of Foster, his family and works of art, undated; and an album containing photographs of Foster, his family, works of art, and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter, illustrator; New York, N.Y. and Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Donated by Donna Foster Paxton, daughter of Will Paxton, 1986.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Portrait painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Magazine illustration  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.fostwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fostwill

J. Bond Francisco papers

Creator:
Francisco, J. Bond (John Bond), 1863-1931  Search this
Names:
Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919  Search this
Wright, Harold Bell, 1872-1944  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Arizona -- Pictorial works.
Date:
1880-1957
Scope and Contents:
Writings, including handwritten anecdotes of Francisco's life in Berlin in 1890, an evening at Cafe des Arts in Paris, his service on a coroner's jury in Los Angeles in 1919, early concerts by Adelina Patti, and an essay on music and painting; a 121 p. photo album, "Arizona Notes in Picture by and for Harold Bell Wright, 1911-1914," inscribed by the author to Francisco; photographs of Francisco, his studio, family and paintings; an ink sketch; articles; and reproductions of Francisco's paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, concert violinist, art and music teacher; Los Angeles, Calif. Studied art and music in Berlin, Munich, and Paris with Bouguereau.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Francisco's grandson, A. Bond McGaffey.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.franj
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franj

James Fitzgerald papers

Creator:
Fitzgerald, James, 1899-1971  Search this
Names:
Hennig, Calvin  Search this
Hubert, Anne, 1909-2004  Search this
Hubert, Edgar, 1909-1994  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Video recordings
Place:
Monhegan Island (Me.)
Date:
1905-1992
Summary:
The papers of painter James Fitzgerald measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1992. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence, including fifty-one letters from Rockwell Kent; personal business records; writings; artwork consisting of drawings and 21 sketchbooks; printed material, including a scrapbook of clippings and catalogs; and photographs of Fitzgerald, his family and friends, and his work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter James Fitzgerald measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1992. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence, including fifty-one letters from Rockwell Kent; personal business records; writings; artwork consisting of drawings and 21 sketchbooks; printed material, including a scrapbook of clippings and catalogs; and photographs of Fitzgerald, his family and friends, and his work.

Biographical materials include certificates, military records, and identification cards and passports. Correspondence is with collectors and friends, including Monhegan residents Anne and Edgar Hubert, Grace Sullivan, and Rockwell Kent. Personal business records include banking, tax, and estate records. Writings consist of Fitzgerald's notebook and notes, essays and recollections of Fitzgerald by friends, and Calvin Hennig's notes on a 1984 posthumous exhibition catalog.

There are loose drawings and 21 sketchbooks of Fitzgerald's artwork. Printed material includes clippings, a clippings scrapbook, exhibition catalogs, and a five-minute video recording describing the holdings of Anne and Edgar Hubert's Fitzgerald art collection. Photographs are of Fitzgerald, his friends and family, residents, travel snapshots, and photographs and slides of his artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1918-1971 (2 folders; Boxes 1, 5)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1934-1987 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1948-1972 (0.5 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Writings, 1955-1988 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, 5)

Series 5: Artwork, 1930-1969 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 4-6)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1923-1989 (0.2 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 7: Photographic Material, 1905-1992 (0.3 linear feet; Box 4)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter James Fitzgerald (1899-1971) lived and worked in Monterey, California and Monhegan, Maine and is known for his watercolors of seascapes, animals, and nature.

Born in Milton, Massachusetts, Fitzgerald studied from 1919 to 1923 at the Massachusetts School of Art and from 1923 to 1924 at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School with Philip Hale, Leslie P. Thompson, and Edmund C. Tarbell. From 1923 to 1928, Fitzgerald took a break from his art studies to travel, sailing and crewing on fishing ships and freighters on the coasts of northern America. During a trip along the West coast in 1928, his travels brought him to Monterey, California where he established a studio and met and became associated with a group including John Cage, Martha Graham, E. F. Ricketts, and John Steinbeck.

From 1936 to 1942, Fitzgerald taught painting in California, then sold his studio the following year to settle in the artists' colony at Monhegan, Maine, which he had first visited in 1923. From 1944 to 1971, Fitzgerald made annual trips to Mt. Katahdin and also formed friendships with other Monhegan residents, including Rockwell Kent and Anne and Edgar Hubert. Fitzgerald died suddenly on the Irish island of Arranmore Ireland, where he had traveled to paint in 1971.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 1991 by Fitzgerald's literary executors, Anne and Edgar Hubert. Two additional sketchbooks were donated in 2014 by the chairman of the James Fitzgerald Legacy, Robert L. Stahl.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The James Fitzgerald 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:
Marine painters -- California -- Monterey  Search this
Marine painters -- Maine -- Monhegan  Search this
Painters -- California -- Monterey  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artist colonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Video recordings
Citation:
James Fitzgerald papers, 1905-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fitzjame
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fitzjame

Esther Bear Gallery records

Creator:
Esther Bear Gallery (Santa Barbara, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
Cornell, Thomas, 1937-  Search this
Frasconi, Antonio  Search this
Johnston, Ynez, 1920-  Search this
Marina, Miguel  Search this
Martinez, Alfred  Search this
Side ? Bear, Esther  Search this
Ward, Nina de Creeft  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1977
Scope and Contents:
Files on artists, exhibitions, events, associates, other galleries, and other subjects pertaining to the activities of the gallery. The bulk of the records (4 ft. out of 5.4) are not microfilmed; records on reels 3986-3987 consist of fifty-five artists' files containing exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings, photographs and slides of the artist and their works of art, and some correspondence. The Thomas Cornell file contains a sketch. Of the 55 files, all but 14 are also represented with additional material in the unmicrofilmed section. The 14 files only on microfilm are: Robin Bagler, Thomas Bang, Morris Broderson, Theo William Brown, Thomas George, John Hultberg, Shiro Ikegawa, Thomas Johnson, Knox Martin, Alfred Martinez, Miles Varner, Shane Weale, Cady Wells, and William Williamson.
The following files are unmicrofilmed, or are represented in both microfilmed and unmicrofilmed portions: Academy of Arts and Letters, Advertising and Rate Sheets, Affiliates, African Art, African Art/ correspondence, Oliver Andrews, Archives of American Art, Michael Arntz, Art Dealers, Art Magazines, Art week, Ruth Asawa, Margaret Ash, Atlantic-Richfield Co., Michael Ayrton, Robin Bagler, Jack Baker, George Ball, Thomas Bang, Mat Baranoff, Kate Barnard, Leonard Baskin, Robert and Lynn Bassler, John Baxter, Herbert Bayer, Donald Bear Collection, Mona Beaumont, Adele Bednarz, Bekins, Karl Benjamin, Berlin Artists, John Bernhardt, Glenn Berry, Frank G. Bettencourt, Biographies of Artists, Robert Birmelin, William Brackney, William Brice, Donald Brewer, Morris Broderson, Theo William Brown, Lawrence Calcagno, Elena Karina Canavier, Cart & Crate, Ann Caudle, Hugh Chisholm, Christmas Show, Consignments to Bear Gallery, Consignments Out, Corda (See Zajac), Chris Cordes, Thomas Cornell, Christopher Cornell, Cottage Hospital, Russell Cowles, Michael Cunningham, Stephen Cortright, Florence Dauber, Kip Decker, Delinquent Accounts, Terry Dintefass, Dole-photos, William Dole, Arthur Dove, Margaret Dunlap, Michael Dvortcsak,
Don Eddy, Christopher Edwards, Melvin Edwards, M. H. Eejima, Rex Evans Gallery, Bruce Everett, Edgar Ewing, Exhibitions-Prospective, Export Declaration Forms, Kelly Fearing, Howard Fenton, Sam Francis, Antonio Frasconi,Esther Bear Gallery, Gehenna Press, Thomas George, Graphic Price Lists, Henry Guerriero, Edith Halpert (Downtown Gallery), Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Clarence Hinkle, Joseph Hirshhorn, Elwood Hitchcock, Thomas Howe, John Hultberg, Martha Hultberg (Martha Jackson Gallery), Shiro Ikegawa, Martha Jackson Gallery, Thomas Johnson, Ynez Johnston, Lila Katzen, Masatoyo Kishi, Martin Knox, Gabriel Kohn, Eloul Kosso/Rita Letendre, Patsy Krebs, Kiyoki Kusada, Felix Landau, Margo Leavin Gallery, Richard Lee, Lefal Reference-James Wood, David Ligave, Long Beach Museum, Dan Lutz, Susan Manchester, Leo Manso, Miguel Marina, Knox Martin, Alfred Martinez, Michael Mazur, Michael McCormick, Michael Michalczyk, Joan Mitchell, Mike Mullen, Lee Mullican, Newport Harbor-Fine Arts Patrons, New Room, O'Hanlon,
Mabel Packenham-Walsh, Betty Parsons Gallery, Channing Peake, Franklin Phillips, Photos-Time Magazine, Leona Pierce, Hank Pitcher, Reginald Pollack, Aline Porter, Ernest Posey, Print Show-1964, Prints, William Ptaszynski, Rea Express, Fred Reichman, Rental Gallery-LAC MA, Rental Gallery-Santa Barbara Museum, Daniel Rich, George Rickey, Esther Robles, William Rohrbach, Ben Sakogochi, Stephen Samerjan, Ruth Saturensky, Ruth Schaffner, Julius Schmidt, Fritz Scholder, Marc Schreibman, Amalia Schulthess, Sculpture Show 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, Denry Seldis, Sept. 14 Show, Stanley Sheinbaum, Mario Shinoda, Eloise Smith, Seldon Spaulding, Rudolf Springer, Jack Stark, James Strobotne, Joan Tanner, Bob Thomas, Richard Thompson, Time Reproductions, Paul Tuttle, UCLA Graduates, Miles Varner, Theodore Villa,Judith Von Ever, Vonerberg & Wesslehoeft, Peter Vought, John Waggamann, Mrs. Corydon Wagner, Nina de Creeft Ward, Howard Warshaw, Watergate Book-Warshow, Anna Wu Weakland, Shane Weale, Cady Wells, William Williamson, Jane Wilson, Wonner-Brown, Paul Wonner, Jules S. Worthington, Jack Zajac, and Jacob Zeitlen.
Arrangement:
Alphabetical arrangement by artist/associate.
Biographical / Historical:
Commercial art gallery; Santa Barbara, Calif. Specializing in contemporary art.
Provenance:
Donated by Esther Bear, 1978-1987.
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.
Occupation:
Artists -- California  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Santa Barbara
Identifier:
AAA.estebeag
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-estebeag

Francis de Erdely papers

Creator:
De Erdely, Francis, 1904-1959  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1968
Scope and Contents:
De Erdely's handwritten autobiography, in Hungarian with a typed English translation, describing his years as an art student at the National Academy of Arts, Budapest, from 1919 to 1924; 15 scrapbooks, 1925-1968, containing clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, award certificates, 2 photographs of de Erdely in his studio, ca. 1929, de Erdely with jurors, photographs of works, and letters from art organizations regarding competitions and exhibitions; 258 photographs of works including a few portraits of de Erdely; 6 award medals, 1946-1954; award ribbons, 1949-1958; and an address book, ca. 1940.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker; Los Angeles, Calif. Born in Budapest, Hungary. Studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Budapest. Came to United States in 1939. Settled in Los Angeles in 1940. Taught at the Pasadena Art Institute, 1944-1946, and the University of Southern California, 1945-1959.
Provenance:
Donated 1989 by Patricia Weaver, who inherited the papers from Louise Hartman Ronay, the mother of de Erdeley's widow, Edith. The English translation of the typescript autobiography was donated by the Huntington Library.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art students -- Hungary  Search this
Painters -- Hungary  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Graphic artists -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- California  Search this
Expatriate painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.deerfran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-deerfran

Samuel R. Clayberger, Jr. papers

Creator:
Clayberger, Samuel R. (Samuel Robert), 1926-2018  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1981
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; correspondence; exhibition catalogs, undated and 1966-81; and photographs of Clayberger, his models, and works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, instructor; Los Angeles, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated by Samuel R. Clayberger, 1981.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.claysamu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-claysamu

Oral history interview with Nathan Oliveira, 1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29

Interviewee:
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Albright, Ivan  Search this
Beckmann, Max  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Boyle, Keith  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Figurative art -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' models -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11895
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212067
AAA_collcode_olivei78
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212067

Oral history interview with Robert Alan Bechtle, 1978 September 13-1980 February 1

Interviewee:
Bechtle, Robert, 1932-0  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photo-realism -- California  Search this
Painting from photographs  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12008
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212327
AAA_collcode_bechtl78
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212327
Online Media:

Roy De Forest papers, 1916-2015, bulk bulk 1948-2007

Creator:
De Forest, Roy, 1930-2007  Search this
Subject:
Nixon, Bruce  Search this
Strohl, Audrey  Search this
Uccello, Paolo  Search this
Zack, David  Search this
Dilexi Gallery  Search this
Loujon Press  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Educators -- California  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Funk  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9298
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211493
AAA_collcode_deforoy
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211493
Online Media:

Fletcher Benton papers, 1934-2014

Creator:
Benton, Fletcher Chapman, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Louchheim, Marlene  Search this
Lucie-Smith, Edward  Search this
Finn, David  Search this
Jones, Lillian E.  Search this
Bury, Pol  Search this
De Wilde, Dan  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert  Search this
Valentine, De Wain  Search this
Tooker, Dan  Search this
Sanders, Pieter  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Neubert, George W.  Search this
Marquand, Ed  Search this
Galerie Denino  Search this
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Drawings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Photographs
Christmas cards
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13352
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)251862
AAA_collcode_bentflet
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_251862
Online Media:

Fred Reichman papers

Creator:
Reichman, Fred, 1925-  Search this
Names:
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Shapiro, Dan  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1996
bulk 1952-1959
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, a poem by Reichman, printed material, and photographs of Reichman with friends, family, and his works of art. Correspondents include Max Weber, Clyfford Still, Andrew Dasburg, Mark Tobey, Louise Nevelson, Dan Shapiro, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; San Francisco, Calif.
Provenance:
Material on reel 912 was lent for microfilming by Reichman, 1975 and subsequently donated in 2007 with additional material by Reichman's daughter, Alexandra Reichman. Material on Reel 3470 donated by Reichman in 1976.
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:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.reicfred
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-reicfred

Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks

Creator:
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1903-1955
Summary:
This collection consists of three scrapbooks dating from 1903 to 1955 containing mostly newspaper clippings which document the career of California artist Carl Oscar Borg, particularly his work as art director for Hollywood films.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection consists of three scrapbooks compiled by Borg, and after his death by his widow, Lily Borg Elmberg. These contain newspaper clippings from the U.S. and Sweden, documenting Borg's lifelong career as a painter and printmaker since his arrival in Los Angeles in 1903. One scrapbook, 1925-1938, highlights his role as supervising art director for the1926 silent film, The Black Pirate starring actor Douglas Fairbanks. Also included are articles about his years working in the silent movie industry (1925-1928) as the art director of films, Black Pirate, The Gaucho, The Night of Love, The Magic Flame, Two Lovers, and The Iron Mask.
Arrangement:
Volumes are divided into three main categories: I. Los Angeles Years (1903-1935), II. Silent movies and trip to Sweden (1925-1938), and III. Sweden and Santa Barbara years (1935-1955). The dates of a number of the newspaper clippings and exhibition catalogs found in the scrapbooks overlap. In addition, Scrapbook I, 1903-1935, is in fragile condition and should be handled with care.
Biographical Note:
Self taught Swedish-American artist Carl Oscar Borg (1879-1947) began his career as a sign painter in New York. He emigrated to the United States from Stockholm, Sweden in 1901, settling in Los Angeles in 1903 where he became active in the emerging Los Angeles art community. He became the protogé of Phoebe Apperson Hearst (mother of William Randolph Hearst) whose support and endorsement enabled him to study in Europe. He established himself as a serious artist after World War II working in the fields of print, film and painting, enabling him to secure a place among the Los Angeles artistic elite. Borg specialized in painting the Southwestern Hopi and Navajo Indians. He also painted mariners and the seal hunting scenes which took place in Channel Island near Santa Barbara. He was a member of the National Academy of Design, the National Academy of Arts, the Sociéte Internationale des Beaux Arts (Paris) and the prestigious Salmagundi Club. He traveled to Sweden in 1939, remaining there until the end of World War II. Upon his return to California, he settled in Santa Barbara where he remained until his death in 1947.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1998 by Helen Laird, who received the papers from Borg's widow, Lily Borg Elmberg in preparation for a biography on Carl Oscar Borg.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks 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:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Motion picture industry  Search this
Silent films  Search this
Artists -- Sweden  Search this
Painters -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Motion picture art directors -- California  Search this
Citation:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks, 1903-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.borgcarl
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Fletcher Benton papers

Creator:
Benton, Fletcher, 1931-  Search this
Names:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Galerie Denino  Search this
Bury, Pol, 1922-2005  Search this
De Wilde, Dan  Search this
Finn, David  Search this
Jones, Lillian E.  Search this
Louchheim, Marlene  Search this
Lucie-Smith, Edward  Search this
Marquand, Ed  Search this
Neubert, George W.  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Sanders, Pieter  Search this
Tooker, Dan  Search this
Valentine, De Wain, 1936-  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert, 1907-1987  Search this
Extent:
8.7 Linear feet
1.47 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Drawings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Photographs
Christmas cards
Date:
1934-2014
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and painter Fletcher Benton measure 8.2 linear feet and 1.47 GB and date from 1934 to 2014. They document his career as a sculptor with international presence through certificates, personal photographs, legal papers, correspondence, exhibition and commission documentation, clippings, exhibition-related printed materials, broadcast materials, publications about his work, an editioned kinetic Christmas card, and photographs, sound and video recordings, and motion picture film documenting his work and career.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and painter Fletcher Benton measure 8.2 linear feet and 1.47 GB and date from 1934 to 2014. They document his career through personal photographs, legal papers, correspondence, exhibition and commission documentation, clippings, exhibition-related printed materials, broadcast materials, publications about his work, an editioned kinetic Christmas card, photographs, sound and video recordings motion picture film, some of which also appears in digitized form.

Biographical Materials include personal photographs, legal documents related to a court case with book designer Ed Marquand, biographical texts, interview transcripts, and a home video made by the artist. Correspondence is with other artists, friends, galleries, museums and other institutions, including George W. Neubert, André Emmerich Gallery, Pieter Sanders, Pol Bury, George Rickey, Ulfert Wilke, Marlene Louchheim, DeWain Valentine, Lillian E. Jones, and Edward Lucie-Smith. Interviews include sound recordings of interviews with Benton by academics and journalists, including Edward Lucie-Smith, Dan Tooker, and Dan De Wilde.

Exhibition and Commission Files consist of correspondence with galleries, museums and commission patrons; financial records; shipping and subcontracting documentation; motion picture film, video, and sound recordings related to exhibitions and installations; and planning and design materials. Series includes a significant amount of oversized drawings and plans for site-specific work. There is a large volume documentation from the Folded Circle-Arc commission by Stanley Consultants, Inc. in Muscatine, Iowa; the California/International Arts Foundation Traveling Sculpture Exhibition; Double Folded Circle Ring in Brussels and Double Circle Folded by Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Printed Materials include news clippings related to Benton's career, as well as brochures, exhibition catalogs, posters and other printed materials related to exhibitions and commissions. Broadcast materials include television news footage, radio and television interviews, documentaries, and promotional materials made by galleries and other cultural institutions.

Photographic and Moving Image Materials include art-related images showing Benton in his studio and images of exhibitions, installations and inaugurations. Also found are still photographs and motion picture films of artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and kinetic drawings, and a series of photographs of sculptures taken by David Finn.

Artwork consists of an editioned art Christmas card created by Benton for Galeria Bonino in New York from 1969. An American Artist Moving Image Materials consist of 13 videocassettes (VHS) which document the production process of the documentaryFletcher Benton: An American Artist by Morgan Cavett. There is footage from interviews with Benton and with curator George W. Neubert, footage of San Francisco with comments from Benton about his time there, interviews with the artist's studio assistants, images of his studio in Dore street and a couple of almost finished rough versions of the documentary.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Material (0.3 linear feet; boxes 1, 9)

Series 2: Correspondence (1 linear foot; boxes 1, 2, OV 10)

Series 3: Interviews (0.3 linear feet; box 2)

Series 4: Exhibition and Commission Files (2 linear feet, 0.50 GB; boxes 2-4, OV 11-13, RD 14, FC 15, ER01)

Series 5: Printed Materials (2.3 linear feet; boxes 4-6, OV 10)

Series 6: Broadcast Materials (1.1 linear foot; boxes 6-7)

Series 7: Photographic and Moving Image Materials (0.5 linear feet, 0.97 GB; boxes 7, 9, FC 16-17, ER02)

Series 8: Artwork (1 item; box 7)

Series 9: -- An American Artist -- Video Recordings (0.6 linear feet; boxes 7-8)
Biographical / Historical:
Fletcher Benton was born in Jackson, Ohio in 1931 to Fletcher and Nell Cavett Benton and was the oldest of three children. Benton graduated from Jackson High School in 1949. After serving in the Navy he graduated from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 1956 and moved to San Francisco, where he started working as an instructor at the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1959. He was in San Francisco during the flourishing of the Beat generation, where he had a studio in the North beach area and exhibited at coffee house galleries.

After travelling around Europe in 1960, Benton moved to New York City where he tried to make his living through painting and teaching privately. During those years he was supported by Jackson's local arts patron and family friend, Lillian E. Jones. In 1960 he had his first solo exhibition at Gump's gallery in San Francisco, but his work was taken down after one day because it was considered obscene for including female nudes. He returned to San Francisco in late 1961.

In 1966 Fletcher started teaching at the San Francisco Art Institute and established himself as a primary figure of American kinetic art. In 1966, Peter Selz included his work in the exhibition Directions in Kinetic Sculpture at the University Art Gallery in Berkeley, CA. During the exhibition Benton met the artists Pol Bury and George Rickey with whom he became friends. The exhibition, along with an article "The Movement Movement" that appeared in Time magazine the same year, established Benton's reputation as a significant American Kinetic artist. He also started teaching at the California State University in San José in 1967 where he continued working until 1986.

By 1974 Benton abandoned kinetic art to continue exploring sculpture in three dimensions in a style that became known as "new constructivism." The artworks were conceived in the series Folded Circles and Folded Square Alphabets and were produced in bronze, aluminum and steel. It was also during the 1970s that he started doing large-scale commissions such as the 1977 IBM commission.

Between 1981 and 1984 Benton constructed his studio in Dore Street in the Market district of San Francisco where he continues to work today. During the 1980s Benton started his Balanced/Unbalanced series, which introduced the idea of gravity using geometric forms in different formats and sizes.

From 1984 he began to show more work in Europe, especially in Germany, where in 1993 he got a major commission to create a colossal public sculpture in Cologne entitled Steel Watercolor Triangle Ring. It was also in Germany where Benton encountered the work of Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich, and he began work on his Construct Relief series in reponse, which he dedicated to Kandinsky. These geometric constructions are flat, canvas-like steel structures that combine features of painting and sculpture. As the series evolved, the work became more like painting, constructed to hang on the wall without a back piece, so they seem to be floating in the space.

Benton continues to live and work in San Francisco and is represented by multiple galleries in the United States and Germany.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Fletcher Benton conducted by Paul J. Karlstrom, 1989 May 2-4 is available on the Archives of American Art website.
Provenance:
Donated 2005-2006 and 2014 by Fletcher Benton. Benton's wife, Bobbie Benton, organized the material by subject matter and date.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual material without a duplicate copy requires advanced notice.
Rights:
The Fletcher Benton 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:
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Drawings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Photographs
Christmas cards
Citation:
Fletcher Benton papers, 1934-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bentflet
See more items in:
Fletcher Benton papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bentflet

Claude Buck papers

Creator:
Buck, Claude, 1890-1974  Search this
Jane Freeman Gallery (La Mesa, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Bontoux, August  Search this
Carlsen, Dines  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Polasek, Albin, 1879-1965  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet ((on 7 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1912-1982
Scope and Contents:
Letters, photographs, original art works, printed materials, scrapbooks, biographical information, and writings.
REELS 2982-2987: Family correspondence, including letters between Buck and his parents, his wife, Estrid, and other family members; general correspondence, including letters from George Bellows, August Bontoux, Emil and Dines Carlsen, Kenyon Cox, Albin Polasek, and the Jane Freeman Gallery; a genealogical table, an autobiographical sketch, and birth and wedding announcements and a resume; an open letter to the Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago; original art works including sketches, drawings, and a print; printed materials, including exhibition catalogs, announcements, invitations, clippings, published reproductions of artworks, and reviews; and miscellany, including teaching announcements, press releases and clippings.
Also included are writings on art; an album of photographs of works of art; photographs of Buck and his art work; a blueprint of Buck's studio in Midlothian, Illinois; financial material consisting of price lists for works of art, bills, receipts, and permit fees; four scrapbooks containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs, writings and memorabilia; exhibition catalogs; an unpublished manuscript, "The Divine Dance" by Ruth St. Denis, 1933; and an unfinished manuscript by Buck, "How I Was Taught by the Old Masters," including drawings and photographs of family portraits and other paintings by Buck.
REEL 4588: A scrapbook, 1 v., ca. 1917-1969, containing: letters; newspaper and magazine clippings about Buck, his wife Leslie, and father William; Buck's statements against the jury system of the Santa Barbara Art Association 1963; exhibition checklists; photographs of Buck and his paintings; pencil sketches; and miscellany. Also included are written comments from visitors to his exhibition at the Oakland Art Gallery, September 1945, and the Santa Cruz Art League Gallery, May 1954, noting the "best" and "least liked" paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Santa Cruz, Calif. and New York, N.Y. Studied with Emil Carlsen and George de Forest Brush. Painted in a luministic and symbolic style.
Provenance:
Donated 1982-1992 by Diana V. Link, Buck's niece, by Mrs. Claude Buck, Buck's widow, and by Juel Buck Krisvoy-Schiller, Buck's daughter. Five works of art were transferred to the National Museum of American Art, including a self-portrait.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- California -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- California -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Symbolism in art -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.buckclau
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buckclau

William Theo Brown papers

Creator:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Eugene Newton  Search this
Bachardy, Don, 1934-  Search this
Barber, Samuel, 1910-  Search this
Barton, Betsy  Search this
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir, 1904-  Search this
Broughton, James  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Callery, Mary, 1903-1977  Search this
Carson, Josephine, 1919-  Search this
Coke, Van Deren, 1921-  Search this
Craft, Robert  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Donovan, Richard  Search this
Golschmann, Vladimir, 1893-1972  Search this
Hamilton, George Heard  Search this
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Hindemith, Gertrud, 1900-1967  Search this
Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Holloway, Sterling  Search this
Howard, Bart  Search this
Inge, William  Search this
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-  Search this
Johnson, Frank  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Kiesler, Lillian, 1910?-2001  Search this
Lambert, Gavin  Search this
Lathwood, Jo  Search this
Loomis, Amy  Search this
Masselind, Ben  Search this
McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976  Search this
Meeks, Everett, 1879-1954  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Park, David, 1911-1960  Search this
Patch, Dorothy Jenkins  Search this
Petty, Mary  Search this
Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963  Search this
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-  Search this
Saint, Eva Marie, 1924-  Search this
Sarton, May, 1912-  Search this
Schrade, Leo, 1903-1964  Search this
Sekula, Sonja, 1918-1963  Search this
Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863  Search this
Simonds, Bruce  Search this
Stone, Helen, 1903-  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Stravinsky, Vera  Search this
Swift, Richard, 1927-  Search this
Tardos, Anne, 1943-  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Wonner, Paul, 1920-2008  Search this
Zajac, Jack, 1929-  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1845-1971
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbooks, photograph albums, sketchbooks, correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material reflect Brown's work as a painter, and his ties with contemporary musical and literary figures.
REEL 877: Four scrapbooks, 1946-1972, containing: photographs of composers Igor Stravinsky and Paul Hindemith, artist Don Bachardy and Brown; letters and notes to Brown from musicians Stravinsky, Hindemith, John Cage, and Samuel Barber; drawings and photographs of works by Brown; clippings; and manuscript material by John Cage and Francis Poulenc.
REEL 921: Eight photograph albums, 1941-1971, including photos of Brown's work; photos of Brown at MacDowell Colony working on a series of self-portraits; of Brown, friends, and other artists, including Paul Wonner, Sonia Sekula, John McLaughlin, Jack Zajac, Sterling Holloway, Richard Diebenkorn, Mary Callery, David Park, Robert Shaw, poet May Sarton, playwright William Inge, composers Igor Stravinsky and Paul Hindemith, author Christopher Isherwood, and others.
REELS 1095 and 1116 (photographs only): Correspondence, ca. 1923-1974; with artists, musicians, writers, composers, and others; privately published letters of Brown's grandfather; sketchbooks, including two from his early years, 1926 and 1930-1934, and six done in Europe, 1945; one sketch by Brown and one each by Paul and Gertrude Hindemith; manuscripts; photographs of family, friends, and associates; photographs of drawings; catalogs and announcements; printed papers; legal documents; and 2 clippings relating to Igor Stravinsky.
REEL 1095: Correspondents include: Eugene Anderson, Cecil Beaton, James Broughton, Van Deren Coke, Robert Craft, Jay DeFeo, Elaine De Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Richard Donovan, Vladimir Golschmann, George H. Hamilton, Thomas B. Hess, Gertrude Hindemith (36 letters), Paul Hindemith, David Hockney, Bart Howard, William Inge, Christopher Isherwood, Dorothy Jenkins, Frank Johnson, Gavin Lambert, Jo Lathwood, Amy Loomis, Ben Masselind, Everett Meeks, Nathan Oliveira, Mary Petty, Josephine Carson Rider, Muriel Rukeyser, Eva Marie Saint, Leo Schrade, Bruce Simonds, Helen Stone, Vera Stravinsky, Richard Swift, Ann Tardos and Wayne Thiebaud; many are represented with only one letter.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; San Francisco, Calif. Associated with the late 1950s movement of Bay Area figurative painting. Had particularly close ties with contemporary musical and literary worlds.
Provenance:
Material on reels 877 and 921 lent for microfilming and remainder donated 1974 by William T. Brown. Catalogs on reel 1095 were transferred to NMAA/NPG Library after microfilming.
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:
Composers  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Composition (Music) -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.browwilt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browwilt

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