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Anthony Thieme papers

Creator:
Thieme, Anthony, 1888-1954  Search this
Names:
Thieme School of Art (Rockport, Mass.)  Search this
Bouman, Hanny  Search this
Thieme, Lilian Beckett  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1909-1972
Summary:
The papers of painter Anthony Thieme measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1909 to 1972. The collection includes letters, notes and writings, photographs, business records, printed material, photographs, and a half-tone printing block of a work of art.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Anthony Thieme measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1909 to 1972. The collection includes letters, notes and writings, photographs, business records, printed material, photographs, and a half-tone printing block of a work of art.

Letters are from Thieme during his time in Europe to his wife Becky (Lillian Beckett Thieme) regarding family matters, and to business associates concerning the sale and reproduction of his paintings and inventions, including a movie projector and a device for repairing torpedo damage to battleships. There are also letters from painter Hanny Bouman to "Aunt Becky," and letters to Lillian after Thieme's death regarding the sale and exhibition of his paintings.

Notes and writings are comprised of notes on watercolor painting, lists of Thieme's work owned by Mrs. Sally Fenelon Young, three address books, and lists of household chores. Also found are two typescript writings titled, "Must Sixty-five Always be the Deadline?" and "Majority Wins."

Business records contain shipment and exhibition records, price lists, correspondence with the J. J. Gillespie Company, receipts, and invoices.

Printed material includes clippings, a press release, exhibition catalogs, brochures from Thieme's New Summer School of Art, a blueprint of a section of Rockport, Massachusetts, and picture postcards.

Photographs are of Thieme, his family, and classes at the Thieme School of Art in Rockport.

The collection also includes a half-tone printing block of a work of art.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Anthony Thieme (1888-1954) was a landscape and marine painter in Rockport, Massachusetts. Born in Rotterdam, Holland, Theime studied in Germany with George Hacker, in Italy with Giuseppe Mancini, and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Holland. He came to the United States in 1917 where he designed and painted stage settings until 1927. Theime settled in Rockport, Massachusetts where he established and directed the Thieme School of Art from 1929 to 1943, and managed a private art gallery.
Provenance:
The papers of Anthony Thieme were donated in 1985 by Jane Goodwin, whose mother was Mrs. Thieme's friend. Goodwin initially obtained the collection from Harriet Chamberlain, who purchased the Thieme home in Florida where she found the papers.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Rockport  Search this
Marine painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Art schools -- Massachusetts -- Rockport  Search this
Citation:
Anthony Thieme papers, 1909-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.thieanth
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thieanth

Aldro T. Hibbard papers

Creator:
Hibbard, A. T. (Aldro Thompson), 1886-1972  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1914-1972
Scope and Contents:
REEL 373-374: 95 letters, 1943-1972; a notebook and miscellaneous notes on art; a diary kept in Spain, France and Italy, undated; a diary of travels in Spain and North Africa, 1914; a diary, April-May 1962; awards and memberships; 2 photographs of Hibbard's art school students at work; nine personal photographs; 29 catalogs, clippings and miscellany.
REEL 2163: 394 letters, 1922-1938, primarily to Winifred Hibbard, from her husband, Aldro T. Hibbard.
UNMICROFILMED: An untranscribed lecture (5" tape) delivered by Hibbard to the Rockport Art Association, August 24, 1961, and one motion picture film.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Rockport, Mass.
Provenance:
Donated 1977 and 1979 by Winifred Hibbard, the widow of Aldro T. Hibbard.
Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment."
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 -- Massachusetts -- Rockport  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.hibbaldr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hibbaldr

Samuel Franklin Hershey papers

Creator:
Hershey, Samuel Franklin, 1904-1987  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1977
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; a scrapbook; photographs; writings; and a copy of an education abstract.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; writings, including poems and speeches; 2 clippings; a copy of an education abstract, 1965; and photographs of Hershey at work, and of his works of art.
REEL 3136: 8 letters; a scrapbook, 1929-1935, containing a photograph of Hershey, exhibition catalogs and annoucements, and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Rockport, Massachusetts. Was an instructor of Design at Harvard University during the 1940s, an administrator at the Rhode Island School of Design during the 1950s and 1960s, and the Acting Chairman of the Department of Design in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, during the 1970s.
Provenance:
Material on reel 3136 lent for microfilming 1984, and unmicrofilmed material donated 1984 all by Samuel F. Hershey.
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:
Educators  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Rockport  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.herssamu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-herssamu

Alger Beal papers relating to Reynolds and Gifford Beal

Creator:
Beal, Alger  Search this
Names:
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Beal, Reynolds, 1866-1951  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1890-1965
Scope and Contents:
Reynolds Beal material includes a sketchbook containing sketches of ships, entitled "Cruising Aboard U.S.S. School Ship St. Mary's," 1901, scrapbook pages of marine etchings and photographs, a Christmas card, personal photographs, exhibition catalogs, and clippings. Gifford Beal material includes: photographs of him and one of his work, exhibition catalogs, and clippings. Also included are a photograph of the Beal family, ca. 1890, writings about the the family, selected photographs of the Beals from albums kept by Mrs. Thaddeus Beal, including some of Wilellyn, the William Beal family's summer home in Newburgh, N.Y. with gardens designed by sons Gifford and Reynolds, and Echo Lawn, home of Thaddeus Beal; and miscellaneous printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Reynolds Beal (1866-1951) was a painter and printmaker in Rockport, Massachusetts known for his marine and landscape paintings. He studied naval architecture at Cornell University before going on to study painting with William Merritt Chase in Shinnecock, Long Island and with Henry Ward Ranger in Europe. Beal is considered a modernist and he helped found the Society of Independent Artists and the New Society of Artists alongside George Bellows, Childe Hassam, John Sloan, William Glackens, and Maurice Prendergast.

Painter and muralist Gifford Beal (1879-1956) began his art training at 13 when he accompanied his older brother, Reynolds Beal, to the Shinnecock School of Art for classes with William Merritt Chase. Gifford Beal continued to study with Chase for ten years. Beal attended college at Princeton University and also took classes at the Art Students League with George Bridgman and Frank Vincent DuMond.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds the Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks, and papers, 1889-2001 and the microfilmed Reynolds Beal papers, 1874-1939.
Provenance:
Donated 1993 by Reynolds' and Gifford's nephew, Alger Beal. His father Thaddeus, was their brother.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Rockport  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Rockport  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.bealalge
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bealalge

Reynolds Beal papers

Creator:
Beal, Reynolds, 1866-1951  Search this
Names:
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Extent:
6 Microfilm reels (195 items on 6 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1874-1939
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Reynolds Beal papers contain sketchbooks, art works, notes, photographs, and printed material. Much of the material relates to William Merrit Chase. Microfilmed on Reels 278-282 and Reel 286 are a biographical sketch; 169 sketchbooks (1874-1938); a folder of 32 "Japanese Prints," mostly watercolors; a letter to Beal from his father (1896); three clippings; a book, Song of the Sea (1891), illustrated by Beal; and a diary kept while traveling around Long Island and Martha's Vineyard with his brother, Albert (1896).

Also microfilmed on Reel 286 is material relating to William Merrit Chase's classes at Shinnecock Hills, including Beal's notes on Chase's critical comments while studying with Chase; comments from Chase on museums in Holland; photographs of Chase's 10th Street studio and Shinnecock Hills studios; a catalog of the Chase retrospective, National Arts Club, (1910); clippings and miscellaneous printed material; a diary kept by Beal (1891), "Trip to Newfoundland with Albert [Beal],"describing fishing and his sketching activity; and a notebook with expense accounts and pencil sketches (1899).
Biographical / Historical:
Reynolds Beal (1866-1951) was a painter and printmaker in Rockport, Massachusetts known for his marine and landscape paintings. His brother was Gifford Beal (1879-1956), a painter, printmaker, and muralist. Reynolds Beal studied naval architecture at Cornell University before going on to study painting with William Merritt Chase in Shinnecock, Long Island and with Henry Ward Ranger in Europe. He is considered a modernist and he helped found the Society of Independent Artists and the New Society of Artists alongside George Bellows, Childe Hassam, John Sloan, William Glackens, and Maurice Prendergast.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds the Alger Beal papers relating to Reynolds and Gifford Beal, circa 1890-1965.
Provenance:
Materials on reels 278-282 and frames labeled as 1-85 on reel 286 lent for microfilming 1972 by Robert Campbell, Shore Galleries, Boston, Mass. Reel 286, frames labeled as 1-60 were lent by Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Morrell through Chapellier Galleries.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Rockport  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Rockport  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bealreyn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bealreyn

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