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Oral history interview with Herman Maril

Interviewee:
Maril, Herman  Search this
Interviewer:
Becker, Ronald E.  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1980 July 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herman Maril conducted 1980 July 14, by Maril's nephew, Ronald E. Becker, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Maril (1908-1986) was a painter and printmaker from Baltimore, Md.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 46 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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Printmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.maril80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90ca9175c-95ee-491f-b438-910dfac610f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maril80
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Oral history interview with Grace Hartigan

Interviewee:
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Interviewer:
Haifley, Julia Link  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
60 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 May 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Grace Hartigan conducted 1979 May 10, by Julia Link Haifley, at the artist's studio, in Baltimore, Md., for the Archives of American Art.
Hartigan speaks of her childhood and school experiences; her first marriage, painting classes with Isaac Lane Muse; the New York scene in the 1940s and 1950s; friendships with Pollock, Kline, De Kooning, Rothko, Guston, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Grace Hartigan (1922-, painter of Baltimore, Md.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hartig79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98d05c7fe-cc48-4fc5-a398-60a0c42d2346
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartig79
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Oral history interview with Herman Maril

Interviewee:
Maril, Herman  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Names:
Cummington School of the Arts -- Faculty  Search this
King-Smith Playhouse and School of Theatre Arts (Washington, D.C.) -- Faculty  Search this
Maryland Institute, College of Art -- Students  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Washington Workshop Center for the Arts -- Faculty  Search this
Argento, Mino, 1927-  Search this
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886-  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Giotto, 1266?-1337  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954  Search this
O'Hara, Eliot, 1890-1969  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
39 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 September 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herman Maril conducted 1965 September 5, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Maril speaks of growing up in Baltimore, Maryland.; attending the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts; visiting museums in the Washington, D.C. area; exhibiting his paintings in Washington, D.C. galleries and New York City galleries; working for the Treasury Art Project; surviving the Great Depression; teaching at the Cummington School of Art in Cummington, Massachusetts; serving in the Army Air Corps during WWII; painting murals with the Public Buildings Administration; teaching at the King-Smith School, the Washington Workshop of the Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the University of Maryland; living in Provincetown; painting and his influences; being interviewed for books and a short film. Maril also recalls Roger Frye, Paul Cézanne, Henry Roben, Charles Walther, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Edward Rowan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Chaim Gross, Henri Matisse, Piero della Francesca, Mino Argento, Olin Dows, Giotto di Bondone, Georges Henri Rouault, Wassily Kandinksy, Charles Walthrop, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Eliot O'Hara, Sheldon Cheney, Florence Watson, Jacques Lipchitz, Mason F. Lord, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Maril (1908-1986) was a painter and printmaker from Baltimore, Maryland.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Printmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Depressions -- 1929  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.maril65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9647c5ac2-0507-4014-9bb0-163cd7730a2a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maril65
Online Media:

Herman Maril papers

Creator:
Maril, Herman  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Extent:
10.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1986
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and printmaker Hermin Maril measure 10.6 linear feet and date from 1934-1986, Included are biographical information, files regarding exhibitions, artists and institutions, and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Hermin Maril (1908-1986) was a painter, printmaker and teacher in Baltimore, Md.
Provenance:
Donated 1978-1981 by Herman Maril with the bulk of the material donated 2018 by the Herman Maril Foundation via David Maril.
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 teachers -- Maryland -- Baltimore.  Search this
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Printmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mariherm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92807ebb8-b025-4377-a959-bab6c2cf66d1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mariherm

Lawrence C. Rodda papers

Creator:
Rodda, Lawrence C., 1902 or 3-1989  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Gatch, Lee, 1902-1968  Search this
Hardy, Howard, 1900-  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1974
Scope and Contents:
65 letters to Rodda from painter Lee Gatch, whom Rodda had met in 1923 when they both attended John Sloan's class at the Maryland Institute, 1923. Gatch writes of his paintings, his studies at the Art Students League, his friend Marian Peters (referred to as Peter), his trip to France from 1924-1925, his brief stay at the MacDowell Colony in 1926, and other topics. Also included are a letter from Howard Hardy, 1927; a copy of an undated letter from Rodda concerning the lack of support for modern art in Baltimore, possibly to the editor of the Baltimore Sun; three unidentified sketches, possibly by Gatch; and clippings and exhibition catalogs regarding Gatch, 1943-1974.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Baltimore, Md.
Provenance:
Donated in 1992 by Annabelle C. Kellogg for Emma P. Rodda. Emma Rodda is the widow of Lawrence C. Rodda; Kellogg is her niece.
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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.roddlawr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92fc4e974-21c8-4b7f-9deb-238029bfc390
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-roddlawr

Joshua Johnson manumission record

Creator:
Johnson, Joshua, fl. 1796-1824  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (4 pages)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1782 July 15
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection documents African American artist Joshua Johnson's formal emancipation from slavery on July 15, 1782. The manumission is recorded in pages 298-300 of a volume of Baltimore County Chattel Records, 1773-1788.
Biographical / Historical:
Joshua Johnson, or Johsnston (circa 1765-circa 1830) was an African American portraitist in Baltimore, Maryland. Johnson was the son of a white man and and enslaved woman and was sold to his father, who acknowledged him as his son and agreed to free him when Johnson either completed an apprenticeship with a blacksmith or turned 21, whichever came first. Johnson was listed in Baltimore City directories as a painter or limner beginning in 1796. He is the first documented African American professional artist.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1996 by the Maryland Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.johnjosh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw991c59b52-3256-4b74-bb24-1d46bb2f0635
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-johnjosh

Municipal Art Society of Baltimore records

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of Baltimore  Search this
Extent:
3 Volumes ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1899-1963
Scope and Contents:
Minutes, membership lists, and other records relating to the Society's activities in arranging murals for Baltimore by notable American painters, erecting statues, organizing exhibitions, contributing to fellowships, and sponsoring lectures.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1963 by Municipal Art Society of Baltimore.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Maryland
Identifier:
AAA.muniartb
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90296ab82-c36a-4cb5-9127-de78d4416880
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-muniartb

Oral history interview with Herman Maril

Interviewee:
Maril, Herman  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
20 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 July 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herman Maril conducted 1971 July 21, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Maril (1908-1986) was a painter, printmaker, and art teacher from Baltimore, Md.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 53 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Interviews  Search this
Art teachers -- Maryland -- Baltimore.  Search this
Topic:
Printmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Interviews  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.maril71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922525466-a5a3-4f52-b5a1-336b1576c348
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maril71

Frank B. Mayer letter

Creator:
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899  Search this
Names:
Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1864 Nov. 21
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Mayer in Paris to Henry R. Schoolcraft in Washington, D.C. affirming his dedication to depicting the North American Indian in his paintings and thanking Schoolcraft for encouraging Mayer to pursue the subject.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, specialized in North American Indian subjects and colonial themes; Baltimore, Md.
Provenance:
Donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA.
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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- United States  Search this
Indian art -- North America  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mayefrab
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91f261375-961c-4008-ad94-2fb74034f00c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayefrab

William L. Pitts papers relating to Keith Martin

Creator:
Pitts, William Lee, 1937-  Search this
Names:
Martin, Keith, 1911-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1969-1991]
Scope and Contents:
Letters and postcards from painter Keith Martin and his companion David McIntyre, 1967-1989; price lists of Martin's work, undated; exhibtion catalogs and announcements for Martin, 1968-1991; and clippings on Martin's work, 1969-1991.
Biographical / Historical:
Pitts was a friend of Keith Martin, a painter and collagist, Baltimore, Md. who died in 1983.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by William Pitts.
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:
Collagists -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pittwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ca4f136d-577d-483b-9a2e-5052d9818543
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pittwill

Jacques Maroger papers

Creator:
Maroger, Jacques, 1884-1962  Search this
Names:
Evergreen House Foundation (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Galerie Louis Carré  Search this
Grand Central Art Galleries  Search this
Maryland Institute, College of Art  Search this
Musée du Louvre  Search this
Sagittarius Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Six Realists Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Anquetin, Louis, 1861-1932  Search this
Dufy, Raoul, 1877-1953  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot, 1866-1934  Search this
John, Augustus, 1878-1961  Search this
Kelly, Gerald, Sir, 1879-1972  Search this
Ladew, Harry  Search this
Toudu, Sure  Search this
Verne, Henri, b. 1880  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1990
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; letters; business records; writings; notes and notebooks; printed material; photographs.
Included are a biographical sketch; letters, 1924-1958, from Louis Anquetin, Raoul Dufy, Roger Fry, Augustus John, Gerald Kelly, and Sure Toudu; letters from Henri Verne of the Louvre Museum regarding Maroger's appointment as technical director of conservation for the Louvre, 1930-1939; business records, 1948-1962, containing correspondence and receipts from galleries, museums, and publishers regarding Maroger's paintings and his book The Secret Formulas and Techniques of the Masters, among them Galerie Louis Carre & Co. (Paris), Grand Central Art Galleries (New York City), Studio Publications, and Thomas Y. Crowell publishers; a typescript of a speech delivered by Maroger at the "Conference de Londres"; typescript chapters from his book; writings by unidentifed authors on the preparation of heated oil for painting, 1923 and paint mediums, 1949; notes, undated and 2 notebooks, 1923-1937, containing research on paint mediums, pigments, techniques and the artists who used them; a scrapbook of clippings, 1930-1935 mainly from French newspapers regarding his research, and one, 1941-1949, from Baltimore and New York papers about his students at the Maryland Institute, College of Art and exhibitions of his paintings; loose clippings, 1950-1964; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1947-1962, from Maroger's group and one-man shows at Ferargil Galleries, the Grand Central Art Galleries, including the Maroger Baltimore Group of Painters which showed there, Evergreen House Foundation, Sagittarius Gallery, the Six Realists Gallery, and elsewhere; miscellaneous printed material, 1948-1966; and photographs, 1962, 1990 and undated and a photo album, 1953-1971, of Maroger, his wife Olga, Evergreen House, and works of art (annotated with size and price); of Harry Ladew and a painting of Ladew by Maroger; and of painted furniture, possibly examples for Maroger's painted furniture designs of the Goblins Tapestries.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, conservator; Paris, France, New York, N.Y., and Baltimore, Md. In the 1930s, Maroger was technical director of the laboratories of the Louvre Museum, a professor at the School of the Louvre, and President of the Association of French Restorers. He received the Legion of Honor in 1937. Maroger came to the U.S. in 1939 and taught at the Parsons School of Design and for 20 years at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. He studied the paint mediums of the masters, and outlined them in his book, The Secret Formulas and Techniques of the Masters (New York: Studio Publications, 1948).
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1992 by Simone LeFaivfre, sister of Maroger's widow Olga.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Conservators  Search this
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.marojacq
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9367ef8e0-ca6d-4cbd-99a8-3d9c01ef14f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-marojacq

Frank Blackwell Mayer glass negatives

Creator:
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900
circa 1960s
Summary:
The glass plate negatives of Maryland painter Frank Blackwell Mayer measure 0.4 linear feet. The collection includes twelve glass plate negatives of artwork by Mayer and a studio interior, circa 1900, and thirteen copy prints, circa 1960s, of photographs of artwork by Mayer.
Scope and Contents:
The glass plate negatives of Maryland painter Frank Blackwell Mayer measure 0.4 linear feet. The collection includes twelve glass plate negatives of artwork by Mayer and a studio interior, circa 1900, and thirteen copy prints, circa 1960s, of photographs of artwork by Mayer.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter Frank Blackwell Mayer (1827-1899), was known for his genre scenes and colonial themes, and was active in Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland.

In 1851 Mayer traveled to Minnesota Territory and observed the signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, which he painted in one of his most famous works of art in 1886. Mayer lived and studied in Paris during the Civil War and settled in Annapolis on returning to the United States. He established the Artists Association of Maryland and remained active in local art and community improvement associations throughout his career.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1971 by A. Hyatt Mayor.
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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Citation:
Frank Blackwell Mayer glass negatives, circa 1900, circa 1960s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mayefran
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Frank Blackwell Mayer glass negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw970596c3e-dd2c-498f-be2c-1b8c80da8fa2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayefran

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