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Lockwood de Forest papers

Creator:
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Names:
Heckscher Museum  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929  Search this
De Forest, Robert W. (Robert Weeks), 1848-1931  Search this
Kemble, Meta  Search this
Korzybski, Alfred, 1879-1950  Search this
Lewis, Anne  Search this
Extent:
3.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Drawings
Diaries
Place:
India -- description and travel
Date:
1858-1980
bulk 1870-1930
Summary:
The papers of New York and California based interior designer, architect, collector and painter Lockwood de Forest measure 3.8 linear feet and date from 1858 to 1980, bulk dates 1870 to 1930. The collection includes correspondence, writings, diaries, journals, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, sketchbooks, drawings, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York and California based interior designer, architect, collector and painter Lockwood de Forest measure 3.8 linear feet and date from 1858 to 1980, bulk dates 1870 to 1930. The collection includes correspondence, writings, diaries, journals, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, sketchbooks, drawings, and photographs.

Lockwood de Forest's professional correspondence includes letters regarding de Forest's wood carving business in India. Notable correspondents from friends and colleagues include Stewart Culin, Alfred Korzybski, and Purushottam M. Hutheesing & Sons. Also included are two letter books which contain copies of letters written by de Forest. There is a fair amount of correspondence with family members, especially de Forest's parents, his brother Robert, and his wife Meta Kemble. There are also a few folders of Meta Kemble de Forest's correspondence with family.

Writings include drafts of Lockwood de Forest's book Indian Domestic Architecture, along with essays and notes. Essays by de Forest are on assorted topics such as art, education, museums, furniture construction, and psychic research. There is also a draft of a Lockwood de Forest biography by Anne Lewis.

Diaries and journals kept by Lockwood de Forest and his wife Meta focus on travels abroad to Europe, the Middle East, and India.

Exhibition files consist of materials related to a Lockwood de Forest exhibition (1976) at the Heckscher Museum in New York and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in California. Documentation includes correspondence, exhibition lists, inventories, and loan forms.

Personal business records include a wide range of financial and legal records. Financial records consist of ledgers, account records, receipts, invoices, and shipping records. Legal records include contracts, certificates, and deeds related to assets, properties, and businesses.

Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, auction catalogs, magazines, books, announcements, event invitations, and clippings. Most of the material is about Lockwood de Forest, but there are some clippings and publications about his brother Robert and other subjects.

There are numerous sketchbooks usually depicting places de Forest visited in Europe and the Middle East. There are also a few loose drawings.

Photographs are of Lockwood de Forest, his wife, family, friends, colleagues, paintings, houses, wood carvings, and art objects.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1858-1931 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 1, 4)

Series 2: Writings, 1881-1976 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, OV 5)

Series 3: Diaries and Journals, 1868-1890 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Lockwood de Forest Exhibition Files, 1974-1978 (0.1 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1869-1931 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2, OV 6)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1867-1980 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 7: Sketchbooks and Drawings, 1869-1881 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1870-circa 1932 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) was an architect, interior designer, collector, landscape painter, and writer based in New York City and Santa Barbara, California.

Lockwood de Forest was born in New York City in 1850. His parents were Julia Weeks and Henry Grant de Forest. He was one of four children. In 1869, he went to Rome, Italy and began studying art under the tutelage of the American painter Frederic Edwin Church whom he met during his trip. Church continued to be de Forest's mentor after they returned to America. De Forest set up a studio in New York City and first exhibited his work in 1872. From 1875-1878, he went on two more trips abroad to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

In 1878, de Forest cofounded Associated Artists in New York along with Louis C. Tiffany, Candace Wheeler, and Samuel Coleman. The design firm closed around 1882 but was tremendously influential. He married Meta Kemble the same year that he began Associated Artists and the couple traveled to India where they stayed for the next two years. During that trip, de Forest met philanthropist Muggunbhai Hutheesing and together they established a woodcarving company and supplied Associated Artists with furniture and architectural objects.

Around 1882, De Forest opened his own business in New York City that managed the design and production of furniture and architectural accents, along with importing similar objects from India. In 1887, he purchased a house on 7 East 10th Street that he elaborately decorated with furnishings from India.

De Forest began spending winters in Santa Barbara, California starting in 1889. He eventually purchased a house and relocated there around 1922. While in California, he resumed painting with fervor and created many landscapes of the West Coast shorelines. De Forest died in Santa Barbara in 1932.
Provenance:
The Lockwood de Forest papers were donated in 1982 by Mrs. Lockwood de Forest III, daughter-in-law of Lockwood de Forest.
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:
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:
Architects -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Interior decorators -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Painters -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Topic:
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Drawings
Diaries
Citation:
Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.defolock
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Lockwood de Forest papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fa94e14d-b3ac-4dbe-b344-6d4e6c5b8e6d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-defolock
Online Media:

Howard Warshaw interview, 1974 Jan. 17-Mar. 28

Creator:
Warshaw, Howard, 1920-1977  Search this
Ferrer, Mark  Search this
Subject:
Berman, Eugene  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Howard Warshaw interview, 1974 Jan. 17-Mar. 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Santa Barbara -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11524
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214204
AAA_collcode_warshowa2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214204

Thomas Moran papers

Creator:
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926  Search this
Extent:
5 Reels (ca. 1900 items (on 5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1870-1947
Scope and Contents:
REEL 2772: Sketches, watercolors, prints, and manuscripts.
REELS 3275-3276, 3282-3283: An autobiographical sketch; biographical material; letters to his wife, 1874; awards and certificates; transcript of a journal kept in Fort Ellis, July and August 1871; a journal kept on a trip to Mexico, 1882-1883; notebooks containing account records and lists of paintings, 1873-1922; Ruth Moran's notebooks containing records of her father's work; ca. 1500 sketches; photographs of Moran and of his paintings; a photograph of Mary Nimmo Moran; typescripts of articles on Moran; a thesis by Samuel Sachs II, "Thomas Moran-Drawings and Watercolors"; clippings; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Santa Barbara, Calif.
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1984 with other selected art related papers form the Gilcrease Institute.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Painters -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.morathop
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97099e46e-eae5-4832-91b7-939fbe1eacd6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-morathop

Phil Paradise papers

Creator:
Paradise, Philip Herschel, 1905-1997  Search this
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Moving images
Date:
1922-1994
Summary:
The papers of painter and author Phil Paradise measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1994. The papers document Paradise's career as a watercolorist and writer through correspondence with family, colleagues, and art institutions; journals, manuscripts, notes and other writings; awards, interviews, inventories and other professional records; newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material; prints, sketches and other artwork; and photographs and slides of artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and author Phil Paradise measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1994. The papers document Paradise's career as a watercolorist and writer through correspondence with family, colleagues, and art institutions; journals, manuscripts, notes and other writings; awards, interviews, inventories and other professional records; newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material; prints, sketches and other artwork; and photographs and slides of artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1958-1990 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Writings, 1934-1994 (3.7 linear feet; Boxes 2-6)

Series 3: Professional Activity Files, 1930-1990 (0.4 linear feet; Box 6, FC 8)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1922-1990 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 6-7)

Series 5: Artwork, 1930-1986 (0.1 linear feet; Box 7)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1959-1986 (0.7 linear feet; Box 7)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and author Phil Paradise (1905-1997) was born in Ontario, Oregon, and was active in Santa Barbara, California. He completed his studies at the Chouinard Institute in Los Angeles. Paradise worked primarily as a watercolorist and was a member of the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, and the California Watercolor Society.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in multiple installations by Phil Paradise between 1990 and 1995.
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. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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 Barbara  Search this
Watercolorists -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Authors -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Moving images
Citation:
Phil Paradise papers, 1922-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.paraphil
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Phil Paradise papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93c90eedf-9546-47f4-8976-f484e4693639
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-paraphil

William Dole papers

Creator:
Dole, William, 1917-  Search this
Extent:
35 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1977
Scope and Contents:
Draft of a catalogue of Dole's work, 1962-1976, including title, medium, size, and date (119 pp.); 32 catalogues and announcements; a photograph of Dole; and a flyer.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by William Dole.
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 -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dolewill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw930ae8597-f559-4f7a-986b-b33cd77950dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dolewill

Howard Warshaw interview

Creator:
Warshaw, Howard  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferrer, Mark  Search this
Names:
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound cassettes. (82 p. transcript on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 Jan. 17-Mar. 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Howard Warshaw conducted by Mark Ferrer. Warshaw speaks of the development of his career; influences; his personal philosophy of art; the study and teaching of drawing; and his thoughts on aristocratic vs. democratic art. He recalls Eugene Berman, Rico Lebrun and Julian Levi.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Santa Barbara, Calif. Born 1920. Died 1977.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Mark Ferrer, Warshaw's stepson.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Santa Barbara -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.warshowa2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96b931f0d-c389-44af-b859-b3b568a5cc8b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-warshowa2

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 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 -- Los Angeles  Search this
Artists -- Sweden  Search this
Painters -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Topic:
Motion picture industry  Search this
Silent films  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
See more items in:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94e19e50a-ad4f-4e72-b6e2-907e0da686ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-borgcarl

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