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Winslow Homer letters to M. Knoedler and Company

Creator:
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910  Search this
Names:
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1904
Summary:
This small collection of twenty-two letters written by painter and illustrator Winslow Homer to his art dealer, M. Knoedler and Company, date from 1900 to 1904. These letters to the New York gallerist concern the logistics of selling his paintings and also reference agents, collectors, and art institutions where his work was being exhibited.
Scope and Contents:
This small collection of twenty-two letters written by painter and illustrator Winslow Homer to his art dealer, M. Knoedler and Company, date from 1900 to 1904. These letters to the New York gallerist concern the logistics of selling his paintings and also reference agents, collectors, and art institutions where his work was being exhibited.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1900-1904 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Winslow Homer was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1836. He was raised in Cambridge, where he developed a love of art and the outdoors. At the age of 19 he began his career as an illustrator, apprenticing at the J.H. Bufford lithographic firm in Boston. He then decided to become a freelance illustrator. In 1859 Homer moved to New York to work for Harper's Weekly, serving as artist-correspondent for the magazine during the Civil War. After taking some art classes at the National Academy of Design, he decided to focus on oil painting. He quickly gained international recognition as a painter, and in 1866 made his first trip to Europe. In 1873 he decided to work in watercolor and found great success in his experimentation with light and color in this medium. In the mid-1880s Homer moved permanently to Prout's Neck, Maine, an isolated area where he built a studio and focused his paintings on man's struggle with nature. Also during the 1880s he worked on a series of etchings based on his paintings. Homer continued to paint for the next twenty years, vacationing summers in places such as the Adirondacks and the Bahamas to capture varied landscapes, until his death in 1910.

M. Knoedler and Co. was a New York art dealership and gallery that managed the sales and logistics involved in shipping or lending artworks to various collectors, museums, organizations, and institutions.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Winslow Homer collection; a microfilm copy on reels 2932-2933 of the Winslow Homer and Homer family papers from the Bowdain College; and a video recording, Winslow Homer in Maine.
Provenance:
The Winslow Homer letters to M. Knoedler and Company were purchased at auction and donated by Martha J. Fleischman in memory of her father, Lawrence A. Fleischman, in 2010.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Illustrators -- Maine  Search this
Painters -- Maine -- Prout's Neck  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Citation:
Winslow Homer letters to M. Knoedler and Company, 1900-1904. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mknoeco
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-mknoeco
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Oral history interview with Bernard Langlais, 1973 Feb. 21

Interviewee:
Langlais, Bernard, 1921-1977  Search this
Langlais, Bernard, 1921-1977  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Maine -- Cushing -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Maine -- Cushing -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11703
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212819
AAA_collcode_langla73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212819
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Oral history interview with Henry Strater, 1973 September 28

Interviewee:
Strater, Henry A., 1896-1987  Search this
Strater, Henry A., 1896-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American -- Maine  Search this
Painters -- Maine -- Ogunquit -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12407
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213130
AAA_collcode_strate73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213130
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Mildred Williams letters, 1922-1925

Creator:
Williams, Mildred Emerson, 1892-  Search this
Williams, Mildred Emerson, 1892-  Search this
Subject:
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Maine -- Rockport  Search this
Painting, American -- Maine -- Rockport  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8638
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210818
AAA_collcode_willmild
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210818

Denny Winters papers, 1936-1978

Creator:
Winters, Denny Sonke, 1907-1985  Search this
Winters, Denny Sonke, 1907-1985  Search this
Subject:
Thon, William  Search this
Kienbusch, William  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Merritt, Francis Sumner  Search this
Jones, Howard  Search this
Berry, Carroll Thayer  Search this
Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene)  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Maine -- Rockport  Search this
Women artists -- Maine -- Rockport  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8704
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210885
AAA_collcode_wintdenn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210885

Lucy Hayward Barker papers, 1898-1992

Creator:
Barker, Lucy Hayward, 1872-1948  Search this
Barker, Lucy Hayward, 1872-1948  Search this
Subject:
McCargar, Eleanor Barker  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie  Search this
Tarbell, Edmund Charles  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6373
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215253
AAA_collcode_barklucy
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215253

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 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:
Marine painters -- California -- Monterey  Search this
Marine painters -- Maine -- Monhegan  Search this
Painters -- California -- Monterey  Search this
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Function:
Artist colonies
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
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-fitzjame

The history of the Ogunquit Art Colony : sound recordings

Creator:
Laurent, John, 1921-  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Ogunquit (Me.)
Date:
1981 Oct. 2 and 1982 July 21
Scope and Contents:
A recording of the lectures regarding the Ogunquit art colony delivered by Laurent at the Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, Maine (July 21, 1982) and at the National Conference of State Legislatures, Lookout Resort, Ogunquit, Maine (Oct. 2, 1982).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, educator; York, Me.; b. 11/27/1921, Brooklyn, N.Y.; full name is John Louis Laurent
Provenance:
Barn Gallery lecture donated 1983 by Beverly Hallam. Laurent donated the National Conference lecture, 1982.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Maine -- Ogunquit  Search this
Function:
Artist colonies -- Maine
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.laurjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laurjohn

Charles H. Woodbury papers

Creator:
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert), 1864-1940  Search this
Names:
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney), 1861-1942  Search this
Woodbury, Marcia Oakes, 1865-1914  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Place:
Ogunquit (Me.) -- Description and Travel
Date:
1866-1939
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, sketchbooks, art works, a scrapbook, printed material, photographs, negatives and videos relating to Charles Woodbury's travels, artwork and teachings.
REEL 1255: Biographical material includes a brief handwritten chronology and an expanded autobiographical account; correspondence is with J. Eastman Chase, George Wharton Edwards, Benjamin Kimball, William James, Hugh H. Breckenridge, Cyrus Dallin, Charles Curran, John Taylor Arms and others; writings include six typescripts of Ogunquit School Saturday morning lectures and criticisms of students' work, and an "exhibition book," containing handwritten lists of paintings exhibited and prices; art work includes drawings, seven sketchbooks, and seven oil paintings; and a scrapbook, containing clippings, photographs, programs, catalogs, announcements and memorabilia.
REEL 1271: Fifteen photographs, ca.1866-1930s, of Woodbury, the exterior and interior of his Ogunquit home, and his studio.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence includes numerous letters from Charles and Marcia Woodbury to Woodbury's mother while the couple travelled abroad and in Canada.
Handwritten and typed drafts for the books Paintings and Personal Equations (with notes from this series of lectures) and Putting on Paint and a chapter on The Public; a sketch of an artist at work; two photographs of Woodbury's Ogunquit home; three photographic negatives of Woodbury, seven negatives his outdoor art classes at Ogunquit, and seven of a small child. Artwork includes three oil studies; a sketchbook titled Landskape, 1892. Printed material includes clippings, a photocopy of an article on Woodbury from The American Magazine of Art, and an exhibition announcement.
A VHS video of scenes from Ogunquit, 1939, transferred from 16mm motion picture, and a VHS video published by MIT using the same footage as well as footage of Woodbury's paintings, used as a video exhibit entitled Charles H. Woodbury N.A.: Artist and Teacher, 1864-1940, narrated by Noel Harrison.
Biographical / Historical:
Marine painter, instructor, writer, etcher, illustrator; Ogunquit, Me. Born in Lynn, Mass. Studied engineering at MIT (1882-1886) while continuing to paint and exhibit. Upon graduation he began teaching art. Woodbury married a pupil, Marcia Oakes, in 1890 and travelled often to Europe to paint, frequently to Holland. In 1897, he built a studio in Ogunquit, Maine, and began offering summer classes in 1898.
His successful school turned Ogunquit into a major art colony. Woodbury wrote three books on the subject of teaching art; one with his teaching collaborator, art patron Elizabeth Ward Perkins.
Provenance:
Material on reels 1255 and 1271 was lent for microfilming by Woodbury's son David in August 1977, and was subsequently donated in 1986 by his widow, Ruth, along with unmicrofilmed material, with the exception of the drawings (frames 747-775) and the scrapbook (frames 1333-1471), which she retained. The videos were donated 1989 by Woodbury's grandson, Peter.
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:
Art teachers -- Maine -- Ogunquit  Search this
Marine painters -- Maine -- Ogunquit  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Maine -- Ogunquit  Search this
Painting, American -- Maine -- Ogunquit  Search this
Function:
Artist colonies -- Maine
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.woodchah
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodchah

Bernard Langlais papers

Creator:
Langlais, Bernard, 1921-1977  Search this
Extent:
13.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Drawings
Date:
circa 1925-2010
Summary:
The papers of Bernard Langlais measure 13.3 linear feet and date from circa 1925 to 2010. The papers document Langlais' career as a painter and sculptor through correspondence with friends, colleagues, and art institutions and organizations; writings; exhibition records, video recordings about Langlais, resumes, and other professional activity files; appraisals, invoices, inventories, and other personal business records; newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and press releases; as well as scrapbooks, drawings, sketchbooks, and photographic material of Langlais and his artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Bernard Langlais measure 13.3 linear feet and date from circa 1925 to 2010. The papers document Langlais' career as a painter and sculptor through correspondence with friends, colleagues, and art institutions and organizations; writings; exhibition records, video recordings about Langlais, resumes, and other professional activity files; appraisals, invoices, inventories, and other personal business records; newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and press releases; as well as scrapbooks, drawings, sketchbooks, and photographic material of Langlais and his artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1940-2005 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1959-1979 (0.1 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 3: Professional Activity Files, 1948-2010 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 2-4, FC 23-24)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1962-2004 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 5-7)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1941-2008 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 7-9, 15)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1935-1979 (0.7 linear feet; Box 9, 15-16)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1937 (2.1 linear feet; Box 9, 12-14, OV 17-22)

Series 8: Photographic Material, 1936-2001 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, 14-15)
Biographical / Historical:
Bernard Langlais (1921-1977) was a sculptor and painter in Cushing, Maine. Langlais was born in Old Town, Maine. He attended the Corcoran School of Art, moved to New York, and became a close friend of many of the rising New York artists. Tiring of the New York competitive art scene, he returned to Maine, abandoned abstract painting, and achieved considerable success with monumental wooden outdoor sculpture.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Bernard Langlais conducted by Robert Brown on February 21, 1973.
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated 2015 by Colby College Museum of Art via Paige Doore, Curricular Registrar, who received the papers as a bequest from Helen Langlais. Papers on reels 859-860 were lent for microfilming in 1974 by Langlais and subsequently donated in 1997 with additional papers by Helen Friend Langlais, Langlais' widow. One video recording, "Noon Exercise: Bernard Langlais" was donated in 1981 by WCBB-TV, Lewiston, ME via Harriet Passerman, Cultural Affairs Director.
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 audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
Video recording "Noon Exercise: Bernard Langlais" is publication restricted. Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publication requires written permission from WCBB-TV, Lewiston, Maine. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Maine  Search this
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Drawings
Citation:
Bernard Langlais papers, circa 1925-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.langbern
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Bernard Langlais papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-langbern
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Neil Welliver papers

Creator:
Welliver, Neil  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1964-1981
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Neil Welliver measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1964-1981. The collection documents Welliver's career through mixed professional and personal files that include correspondence, some exhibition material, writings, slides of art by others and of friends, and a video recording of a talk given by Welliver in 1974.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Neil Welliver measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1964-1981. The collection documents Welliver's career through mixed professional and personal files that include correspondence, some exhibition material, writings, slides of art by others and of friends, and a video recording of a talk given by Welliver in 1974.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as one series due to its small size.
Biographical / Historical:
Neil Welliver (1929-2005) was a painter and educator from Millville, Pennsylvania.

Welliver earned his bachelor's degree from the Philadelphia College of Art and his Master of Fine Arts degree at Yale University where he studied under Josef Albers and Burgoyne Diller. By the late 1950s Welliver had developed his signature style of combining abstract and representational art, painting people and landscapes and other natural scenes. He taught at Cooper Union from 1953-1957 and at Yale University from 1955-1966. He then began working at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Art, going on to become chairman before retiring in 1989. With the encouragement of Alex Katz and Lois Dodd, Welliver began spending time in Maine in the early 1960s, painting and exploring the natural landscape. By the 1970s, Welliver spent most of his time away from Philadelphia on his property in Lincolnville, Maine.

Welliver's solo shows included exhibitions at Alexandra Grotto in Philadelphia, Stable Gallery in New York, Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York, and the Farnsworth Museum of Art in Maine. Group exhibitions that featured his work included Five Landscape Paintings (2006), University of Maine Museum of Art, In The Country (1987), The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Painting (1972), Whitney Museum of American Art, and many others. His paintings can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Neil Welliver in 1981 and 1999.
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 -- Maine  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Educators -- Maine  Search this
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Neil Welliver papers, 1964-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wellneil
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Neil Welliver papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wellneil

William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe

Creator:
Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980  Search this
Names:
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Hamabe, Francis, 1917-2002  Search this
Hamabe, Sydney, 1917-1978  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Date:
1958-1977
Summary:
The William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1977. Found in this collection are 93 letters and postcards in which Kienbusch discusses his work as a landscape painter and art instructor in New York and Maine, family business, activities with the Hamabes, their mutual friends, and other artists. Included as letter attachments are newspaper clippings and three catalogs for Kienbusch exhibitions at Kraushaar Gallery from 1959, 1969, and 1975.
Scope and Content Note:
The William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1977. Found in this collection are 93 letters and postcards in which Kienbusch discusses his work as a landscape painter and art instructor in New York and Maine, family business, activities with the Hamabes, their mutual friends, and other artists. Included as letter attachments are newspaper clippings and three catalogs for Kienbusch exhibitions at Kraushaar Gallery from 1959, 1969, and 1975.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series:

Series 1: William Kienbusch Letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe, 1958-1977 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
William Kienbusch (1914-1980) was a painter and art instructor in New York, NY, and Cranberry Island, Maine. Kienbusch befriended Rockport, Maine artist Francis Hamabe (1917-2002) and his wife Sydney (1917-1978). Hamabe was the co-founder of the Maine Coast Artists Association.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the William Kienbusch papers, 1915-2001; the Walter Maitland correspondence with and about William Kienbusch, 1969-1981; the Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch, 1950-1980; and an oral history interview with William Kienbusch conducted by Forrest Selvig, November 1-7, 1968.
Provenance:
The letters were donated in 1984 by Francis Hamabe.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art teachers -- Maine  Search this
Landscape painters -- Maine  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Citation:
William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe, 1958-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kienwill3
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William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kienwill3

Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch

Creator:
Barrett, Thomas R., 1927-  Search this
Names:
Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980  Search this
Mancuso, Leni  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Photographs
Date:
1950-1979, 2002
Summary:
The Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1950 to 1979 and 2002. The 113 letters and postcards from William Kienbusch to Barrett and Mancuso document their long friendship and describe in great detail Kienbusch's life as an artist in New York and Maine. Also found are 15 snapshot photographs of Keinbusch, Barrett, and Mancuso outdoors.
Scope and Content Note:
The Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1950 to 1979 and 2002. The 113 letters and postcards from William Kienbusch to Barrett and Mancuso document their long friendship and describe in great detail Kienbusch's life as an artist in New York and Maine. Also found are 15 snapshot photographs of Keinbusch, Barrett, and Mancuso outdoors.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series:

Series 1: Letters from William Kienbusch, 1950-1979, 2002 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 2: Photographs, 1953-1958, 1966, 2002 (Box 1; 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
William Kienbusch (1914-1980) was a painter and art instructor in New York, NY, and Cranberry Island, Maine. Kienbusch enjoyed a long friendship with painters Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso. Mancuso studied painting with Kienbusch at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Barrett and Mancuso spent most of the year in Maine and often went on summer painting trips to the coastal islands with Kienbusch.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the William Kienbusch papers, 1915-2001; the Walter Maitland correspondence with and about William Kienbusch, 1969-1981; the William Kienbusch letters to Francis and Sydney Hamabe, 1958-1977; and an oral history interview with William Kienbusch conducted by Forrest Selvig, November 1-7, 1968.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2002 by Thomas R. Barrett and Leni Mancuso.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Photographs
Citation:
Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch, 1950-1979, 2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.barrwill
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Thomas Barrett and Leni Mancuso papers relating to William Kienbusch
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barrwill

William Thon papers

Creator:
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Names:
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
7.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Place:
Maine -- Description and views
Date:
1925-2001
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information; correspondence; financial records; sketchbooks; printed material, including exhibition announcements and catalogs; photographs of Thon and his artwork; awards and medals regarding Thon's career as a painter. Among the correspondents are Thon's dealer, Alan Ruskin of Midtown Galleries, and artists Mildred Burrage, Emily Genauer, Lloyd Goodrich, Andrew Wyeth and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, watercolorist; Port Clyde, Me; b. 1906. d. 2000. Thon served as a trustee and artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome.
Provenance:
Donated 1999 by William and Helen Thon, in 2002 and 2004 by William and Helen Thon via Thon estate and in 2004 by the Portland Museum of Art via Daniel O'Leary, Director.
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 -- Maine  Search this
Watercolorists -- Maine  Search this
Landscape painters -- Maine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.thonwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thonwill

Oral history interview with William Thon

Interviewee:
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Gruskin, Alan D. (Alan Daniel), 1904-1970  Search this
Gruskin, Mary J.  Search this
Extent:
52 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1992 December 15-16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Thon conducted 1992 December 15-16, by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home at Port Clyde, Maine. Thon discusses his childhood and education; early exhibitions; service in the Navy during World War II; being represented by Midtown Galleries from 1943 on; his dealers Alan and Mary Gruskin; moving to Maine; the importance to his art of Europe and his time spent at the American Academy in Rome; his painting technique; and his watercolors.
Biographical / Historical:
William Thon (1906-2000) was a painter from New York, N.Y. and Port Clyde, Maine. Studied at the Art Students League. Served as a trustee and artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for this interview provided by John W. Payson.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Watercolorists -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Watercolor painting, American -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.thon92
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thon92

Reuben Tam papers

Creator:
Tam, Reuben  Search this
Names:
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum of Art  Search this
Coe Kerr Gallery  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Andrews, Dorothy, 1918-2008  Search this
Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980  Search this
Nesjar, Carl, 1920-  Search this
Solomon, Hyde, 1911-  Search this
Extent:
9.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Drawings
Date:
1931-2006
Summary:
The papers of landscape painter and educator Reuben Tam measure 9.2 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2006. The papers document his career as a painter in New York, Maine, and Hawaii through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, art organizations, schools, and galleries; diaries, poetry, and other writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material; photographs; artwork, including seventeen sketchbooks; and eight scrapbooks.

There is a 1.1 linear foot unprocessed addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes 34 sketchbooks, circa 1940-1974, by Tam from his time in New York, Hawaii, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, Alaska and Canada.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of landscape painter and educator Reuben Tam measure 9.2 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2006. The papers document his career as a painter in New York, Maine, and Hawaii through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, art organizations, schools, and galleries; diaries, poetry, and other writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material; photographs; artwork, including seventeen sketchbooks; and eight scrapbooks. There is a 1.1 linear foot unprocessed addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes 34 sketchbooks, circa 1940-1974, by Tam from his time in New York, Hawaii, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, Alaska and Canada.

Biographical material includes school documents, records of his tenure as an instructor at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School, artwork consignment and sales records, and slides and accompanying audio cassette recording of the "Reuben Tam Show" about his work as an artist on Monhegan Island, Maine.

Correspondence is with family, fellow artists, including William Kienbusch and Hyde Solomon, as well as art organizations, schools, and museums, such as Brooklyn Museum of Art School, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Maine Coast Artists group, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Also found is correspondence with the three galleries which represented his work: Downtown Gallery, Alan Gallery, and Coe Kerr Gallery.

The collection includes five bound diaries as well as diary entries written by Reuben Tam on loose sheets of paper, primarily documenting the 1940s. Other writings include drafts of poetry, one notebook, miscellaneous notes, and essays by others.

Printed material consists of school publications, exhibition catalogs and announcements for solo and group shows, brochures, flyers, magazines, bulletins, and news clippings. Eight scrapbooks found in this collection also include newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, as well as event invitations, membership cards, and letters, documenting 40 years of Reuben Tam's career.

Photographs are of Reuben Tam, Tam with friends and family, and artwork. One photograph album contains photographs from Tam's visits to Maine from 1946 to 1948, and includes photographs of fellow artists Hyde Solomon, Carl Nesjar, Dorothy Andrews, and William Kienbusch. Artwork in the collection includes prints, drawings, and watercolors as well as seventeen large sketchbooks documenting the coastal landscape of Monhegan Island, Maine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1934-1993 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-2006 (Box 1-4; 3.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1932-1974 (Box 4-5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1939-1987 (Box 5; 7 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1935-1997 (Box 5-6, 9; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1930-1990 (Box 6-7, 9; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1936-1975 (Box 7, 9-10, OV 11; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1938-1978 (Box 7-8; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 9: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1940-1974 (Box 12, OV13; 1.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Reuben Tam (1916-1991) was a landscape painter and educator in New York, Maine, and Hawaii. Tam was born in Kapaa, Hawaii, in 1916. He received a degree in education in 1937 from the University of Hawaii and was briefly a public school teacher before attending graduate courses at the California School of Fine Arts. In 1941 he moved to New York and took courses in art history and philosophy at the New School for Social Research and Columbia University. Tam became affiliated with the Downtown Gallery in 1945 and was a prolific exhibitor in national and regional shows, winning critical praise as an abstract landscape painter. In 1948 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and first exhibited in the National Academy's annual exhibition in 1947.

Tam was an instructor at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School from 1946 to 1974. While there he taught advanced studies in painting and was chairman of the graduate painting department. He also served as a visiting professor at Oregon State University, Haystack, and Queens College, CUNY.

Beginning in 1948, Tam and his wife, Geraldine, spent summers at their home and studio on Monhegan Island, Maine. Tam's work was deeply influenced by coastal landscapes both in Maine and in his native Hawaii. In 1981 he and his wife moved back to Kapaa, Hawaii, where he continued to paint and exhibit his new works until his death in 1991.
Related Materials:
Reuben Tam papers, 1958-1966, are also located at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Scrapbooks were lent for microfilming in 1970 by Reuben Tam and were subsequently donated in 2009 along with additional papers by Geraldine King Tam, Reuben Tam's widow. 34 additional sketchbooks were donated in 2020 by the Geraldine King Tam Trust, via Cindy King, trustee and niece of Geraldine King Tam.
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:
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Painters -- Hawaii  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- Hawaii  Search this
Educators -- Maine  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Drawings
Citation:
Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tamreub
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Reuben Tam papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tamreub
Online Media:

Henry Strater papers

Creator:
Strater, Henry, 1896-  Search this
Names:
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1913-1973
Scope and Contents:
2 biographical sketches; a list of paintings; transcripts of 2 brief interviews; 30 photographs of Strater; 16 photographs of Strater and others at the opening and closing receptions of a Peggy Bacon exhibition at the Ogunquit Art Museum; 4 photographs of works of art; clippings; and magazine articles.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Ogunquit, Me. and Palm Beach, Fla. Died 1987.
Provenance:
Donated 1965 through 1974 by Strater.
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 -- Maine -- Ogunquit  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.strahenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-strahenr

My memoirs / by Gustav Schildknect manuscript

Creator:
Schildknecht, Edmund  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1980-1982]
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and teacher; Orono, Me.; b. 1899;
Provenance:
Donated by Fogler Library at the University of Maine, via Eric S. Flower, director.
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.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Director, Fogler Library. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Educators -- Maine -- Orono  Search this
Painters -- Maine -- Orono  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- Maine -- Orono  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Maine  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.schiedmu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schiedmu

Oral history interview with Dennis Pinette

Interviewee:
Pinette, Dennis, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2005 Aug. 30-Sept. 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dennis Pinette conducted 2005 Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, by Susan C. Larsen, art historian, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home and studio, in Belfast, Me.
Pinette discusses his childhood in Williamstown, Mass., and Morristown, N.J., and his early fascination with industrial scenes and railroad sightings; his family and artistic bloodline from his maternal grandparents, Harold and Frances McMennamin; his education at Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown; his first influential art teacher, John D. Maziarz; his secondary education at Hartford Art School where he studied with Rudolph Zallinger; his first job out of college for a picture framer in West Hartford, Conn., while at the same time continuing to paint at night; his marriage to Megan Pinette (née Smith) in 1975, and how they first met; the couple's easel-backed picture frame business in Westerly, R.I., in the early 1980s, which they gave up to move to Maine and paint; their move to Belfast, Me., in the summer of 1983, when they bought the house in which they still live; the Artfellows art cooperative, started in Belfast in 1980; his shift back to realism from abstraction in the early 1980s; his wanderings in and around industrial parks in Maine, including the Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset, to find inspiration for his canvases; his total refusal of the idea that his paintings have social or political messages to convey; his continuing fascination with the visceral quality of industrial scenes; his artistic influences, including American artists of the early twentieth century, such as Edward Hopper, John Sloan, William Glackens, Charles Sheeler, and Charles Burchfield, as well as later American artists such as Agnes Martin and Jackson Pollock; the influence and inspiration of Maine's varied landscape; his preferences for working, especially plein-air painting during the spring and fall; and his most recent series of works, which focus on fire and on water. Pinette also recalls Vito Acconci, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Brown, Stewart Henderson, Richard Norton, Yvonne Jacquette, Alex Katz, Linden Frederick, Stephen Pasterhoff, Neil Welliver, Dudley Zopp, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Dennis Pinette (1951- ) is a painter from Belfast, Me. Interviewer Susan C. Larsen is an art historian, from St. George, Me.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 20 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pinett05
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pinett05

Emily and William Muir papers

Creator:
Muir, Emily, 1904-  Search this
Muir, William H. (William Horace), 1902-1964  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
0.8 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1930]-1996
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; correspondence; photographs of Emily and William Muir, her work, and houses she designed; a scrapbook containing letters, photographs of work, and clippings about Muir and her husband; price list of paintings by Muir; a publisher's agreement for a book, "Two Cents an Acre"; illustrations by Muir of a novel, "Small Potatoes" (N.Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940) and other publications; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; a sheet of sketches for sculpture by William Muir; and posthumous exhibition material relating to William Muir and a grant application for casting work by him.
Biographical / Historical:
Emily Muir is a painter, sculptor, and architect; her husband, William, a sculptor; Stonington Me.
Provenance:
Donated 1993 & 1996 by Emily Muir. Additional papers are expected.
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 -- Maine  Search this
Sculptors -- Maine  Search this
Architects -- Maine  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women architects  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.muiremil
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-muiremil

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