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Oral history interview with Grace Thomas

Creator:
Thomas, Grace, b. 1884  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 November 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Grace Thomas conducted 1964 November 5 by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Grace Thomas (1884-1973) was a painter and illustrator from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 30 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.thomas64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomas64
Online Media:

Wilfred and Myrtle Stedman scrapbooks

Creator:
Stedman, Wilfred, 1892-1950  Search this
Stedman, Myrtle  Search this
Extent:
6 Volumes ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1928-1984
Scope and Contents:
Resumes; letters and greeting cards; photographs of works of art; clippings and articles; illustrations from publications; pencil drawings; exhibition catalogs; and miscellany; photographs of adobe houses designed by the Stedmans; architectural writings; and articles about the Stedmans' architectural projects.
Biographical / Historical:
Painters, designers; Santa Fe, N.M. Wilfred Stedman was trained as an architect, and did freelance work as an illustrator, including WPA projects in New Mexico. The Stedmans often collaborated in designing, building, and remodeling New Mexican adobe houses, in addition to their separate painting projects.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1984 by Myrtle Stedman.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Designers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.stedwilf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stedwilf

Oral history interview with May Stevens

Interviewee:
Stevens, May  Search this
Creator:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Names:
Baranik, Rudolf  Search this
Extent:
85 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 August 10-11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of May Stevens conducted August 10 and 11, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Stevens's home and studio, in Santa Fe, N.M.
Stevens speaks of her childhood in Quincy, Massachusetts and her family; her interest and good marks in school; studying fine at Massachusetts College of Art and Design; her little interest in abstraction until much later in her career; various jobs in Boston before moving to New York City; taking classes at the Art Students League where she met fellow artist and future husband Rudolf Baranik; getting married and moving to Paris where Baranik studied at the studio of Fernand Léger; early figurative paintings; teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1961 to 1996; her political activity that become integral to her art work in the 1960s and '70s; her predominately colorful works juxtaposed with her occasional use of black and white to depict difficult subjects; her work with Heresies feminist magazine; a lifelong love of drawing and writing; printmaking projects; the benefits of participating in artist in residency programs around the country; several important series of works, including Big Daddy, satirically depicting her father as criticism of the Vietnam War, and Ordinary/Extraordinary, which depicts images of her mother, Alice, and Rosa Luxemburg; her interesting figurative style and rich colors; her lack of interest in critics and reviews of her work; her current projects, including a nude self-portrait. Stevens also recalls Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, Lou Gilbert, Grace Paley, Jack Sonenberg, Pheobe Helman, Lucy Lippard, Harmondy Hammond, and Patricia Hills.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee May Stevens (1924- ) is a feminist painter in Santa Fe, N.M. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former Executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 14 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.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.steven09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-steven09
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Oral history interview with Chuzo Tamotzu

Interviewee:
Tamotsu, Chūzō, 1888-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
An American Group (Organization)  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Eddy, Stuart  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Knight, Frederic C., 1898-1979  Search this
Mandelman, Beatrice  Search this
Philipp, Robert, 1895-1981  Search this
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 September 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Chuzo Tamotzu (Tamotsu) conducted 1964 September 3 by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Tamotzu discusses studying Occidental, Oriental art in Japan; traveling to Korea, Manchuria and China, South Sea Islands, Singapore, then Europe for a year; coming to New York in 1920; his involvement with An American Group; Juliana Force recruiting him for the Federal Art Project; being on the Easel Project and also on the Graphic Art Project; the Works Projects Administration; given "pink-slip" on the Project since he was not a U.S. citizen; stint in the U.S. Army, Office of Strategic Service doing propaganda paintings for psychological war material for the Japanese Army and soldiers; settling in Santa Fe, N.M.; Oriental painting; and Artist Equity Association. Tamotzu mentions Beatrice Mandelman, Louis Ribak, Robert Philip, Stuart Eddy, Frederick Knight, and Olive Rush.
Biographical / Historical:
Chuzo Tamotzu (1888-1975) was a Japanese American painter based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tamotzu was born in Japan and came to the United States in 1920. He moved to Santa Fe in 1948.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 40 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Art, Oriental.  Search this
Arts, Japanese -- Western influences  Search this
Painting, Asian  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.tamots64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tamots64
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Oral history interview with James Stovall Morris

Creator:
Morris, James Stovall, 1898-1973  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 May 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James Stovall Morris conducted on 1964 May 14, by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art
Biographical / Historical:
James Stovall Morris (1898-1973) was a painter in Santa Fe, N.M.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 21 min.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.morrisj64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-morrisj64
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Oral history interview with Dorothy Morang

Interviewee:
Morang, Dorothy, 1906-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Dec. 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dorothy Morang conducted on 1964 Dec. 3, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Dorothy Morang (1906-1994) was a painter from Santa Fe, N.M.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 26 min.
Sound quality is poor.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.morang64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-morang64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Linda Lomahaftewa

Interviewee:
Lomahaftewa, Linda  Search this
Interviewer:
Evans, Lara  Search this
Names:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((23 min.), digital, mp4)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2020 September 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Linda Lomahaftewa conducted 2020 September 2, by Lara M. Evans, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project, at Lomahaftewa's home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.­
Biographical / Historical:
Linda Lomahaftewa (1947 - ) is a Hopi-Choctaw printmaker, painter, and arts educator in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lomahaftewa received the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Power of Art Award in 2001 and has taught at Sonoma State, UC Berkeley, and the IAIA.
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.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Educators -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Native American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Black Lives Matter movement  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Economic aspects  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Social aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.lomaha20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lomaha20
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ina Sizer Cassidy

Interviewee:
Cassidy, Ina Sizer, 1869-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Cassidy, Gerald, 1879-1934  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 February 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ina Sizer Cassidy conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1964 February 13 for the Archives of American Art.
Cassidy speaks of her husband Gerald Cassidy, including his background and education; the arts community in Santa Fe in the 1920s; Cassidy's first involvement in the Public Works of Art Project making murals for a federal building in Santa Fe; his death from carbon monoxide poisoning; and his feelings about the PWAP and about government support for the arts. She speaks of her own painting career and her work as head of the WPA Writers Project in New Mexico.
Biographical / Historical:
Ina Sizer Cassidy (1869-1965) was a painter and writer in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Muralists -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Authors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cassid64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cassid64

Oral history interview with E. Boyd

Interviewee:
Boyd, E., 1903-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 October 8
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Dr. E. Boyd conducted 1964 October 8, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Boyd discusses her early art training in Philadelphia and Paris; involvement with the Index of American Design; work on the Federal Art Project; New Mexico folk artists; folk art exhibitions in Philadelphia; and the inception of Spanish Colonial department of New Mexico State Museum.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. E. Boyd (1903-1974) was an art administrator, painter, and writer from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 55 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Authors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.boyd64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-boyd64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jozef and Teresa Bakos

Creator:
Bakós, Józef, 1891-1977  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewee:
Bakos, Teresa, 1884-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 April 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jozef G. and Teresa Bakos conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1965 April 15 for the Archives of American Art.
Bakos speaks of his background and education; moving to Santa Fe in 1920; founding the group Los Cinco Pintores; the art community in Santa Fe in the 1920s; going to work on the easel painting project of the Federal Art Project; his feelings about the FAP; his opinions of modern art; his post-FAP career; and commissions he received. Jozef Bakos' wife, Teresa, is also present.
Biographical / Historical:
Jozef Bakos (1891-1977) was a painter in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 1 min.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bakos65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bakos65
Online Media:

Paul Brooks Willis papers

Creator:
Willis, Paul Brooks, 1903-1981  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1930-1978
Scope and Contents:
Letters and postcards from Willis in Paris to his family and letters from Home savings and Loan Association of Los Angeles, Calif. and the Santa Monica Public library; exhibition catalogs, announcements, invitations and clippings; a guestbook from an open house honoring Willis; 2 scrapbooks containing clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, postcards and newspaper clippings about his experiences as an ambulance driver on the western front during World War II; lists of art work, gallery receipts and consignment sheets; a sketchbook of watercolors; a photograph album of his art work and photographs of Willis, his family, friends, and art work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born in Farmington, New Mexico. Taught art at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, 1941-1942, and was the director of of the Field School of the University of New Mexico at Taos, 1941-1942.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1984, by Helen Willis, Paul's widow, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.willpaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-willpaul

Cady Wells papers

Creator:
Wells, Cady, 1904-1954  Search this
Names:
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Extent:
4.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Date:
1913-1968
Summary:
The papers of painter Cady Wells measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1913 to 1968. The collection provides a range of documentation of Wells' life and career, namely as a landscape artist in New Mexico and as a servicemember of the United States Army during World War II. Among these materials are twenty-two personal journals; correspondence with friends, family, and art organizations; preliminary sketches and watercolors; fourteen sketchbooks; photographs; printed material; biographical material; and documents related to his professional affiliations.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Cady Wells measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1913 to 1968. The collection provides a range of documentation of Wells' life and career, namely as a landscape artist in New Mexico and as a servicemember of the United States Army during World War II. Among these materials are twenty-two personal journals; correspondence with friends, family, and art organizations; preliminary sketches and watercolors; fourteen sketchbooks; photographs; printed material; biographical material; and documents related to his professional affiliations.

Biographical material consists largely of documents and awards pertaining to Wells' military service in the 1940s. A large collection of correspondence provides a broader perspective of Wells' personal and professional affiliations, including a number of letters from his friend and painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Writings feature twenty-two nearly uninterrupted personal journals from the age of thirteen to his death at age 49, providing candid insight to Wells' upbringing, family and friends, creative pursuits, and life during wartime. A variety of printed material includes exhibition announcements and brochures, art periodicals, and news clippings from his lifetime. A small amount of documents outline his professional affiliations, highlighting his support of both established and emerging art organizations of the 1930s-1950s. Fourteen sketchbooks and a variety of loose preliminary drawings and watercolors trace Wells' development as an artist during his time in New Mexico. Photographs feature images of Wells throughout his life, along with his personal photos of family and friends, including one photo each of Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe. A scrapbook provides additional printed material pertaining to Wells' exhibitions and the greater Sante Fe arts community.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1940-1945 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1913-1968 (14 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, 1918-1954 (24 folders; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1910s-1950s (8 folders; Boxes 3-4)

Series 5: Professional Affiliations, circa 1930s-1950s (1 folder; Box 4)

Series 6: Artworks, circa 1930s-1950s (10 folders; Box 4)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1920s-1950s (9 folders; Box 4)

Series 8: Scrapbook, circa 1920s=1950s (4 folders; Box 5)
Biographical / Historical:
Cady Wells (1904-1954) was a painter and a patron of the arts, most associated with the Santa Fe, New Mexico, landscape artists of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, Wells was raised in an affluent family, and pursued music as a concert pianist before discovering his passion for painting. Upon moving to New Mexico in 1932, Wells quickly gained rapport with regional modernist painters Andrew Dasburg and Georgia O'Keeffe. His artistic career was interrupted in the first half of the 1940s while he served in the United States Army during World War II. Returning to New Mexico in the mid-1940s, his innovative command of pattern and color earned him a reputation as a significant landscape painter of the American Southwest. Along with his original contributions, Wells was an avid supporter of his local arts community, assisting in the development of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society and the Museum of New Mexico.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 1975 by Mason B. Wells, brother of Cady Wells.
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.
Topic:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Cady Wells papers, 1913-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wellcady
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wellcady
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Charles Winstanley Thwaites papers

Creator:
Thwaites, Charles Winstanley, 1904-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1966
Scope and Contents:
A resume; a typescript of a news release by the Federal Works Agency, Public Buildings Administration, regarding Thwaites' mural LUMBERING and its installation in the post office at Greenville, Michigan; 3 exhibition catalogs; several newspaper and magazine clippings; and ten photographs of Thwaites and his works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, instructor; Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1985 by Charles Winstanley Thwaites.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Painters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- Michigan -- Greenville  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.thwachar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thwachar

Chuzo Tamotzu papers

Creator:
Tamotsu, Chūzō, 1888-1975  Search this
Names:
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Shonnard, Eugenie Frederica, 1886-1978  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Tamotzu, Louise Kates  Search this
Extent:
12 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1920-1982
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; biographical data; list of works of art; photographs; sketchbook; annotated books; financial material; a diary; sketches; prints; and printed material.
REEL SW 6: Correspondence, including 2 letters from Philip Evergood; biographical data; photographs; list of paintings sold; sketches; prints; catalogs; and clippings.
REELS 3031-3041: Biographical information; a list of works of art; correspondence, 1930-1975; photographs of Tamotzu, his family, friends and works of art; a sketchbook, 1945-1946; annotated books; files on his trips to Japan and his work about Hiroshima, New Mexico and its artists' community, galleries, museums, art associations, collectors and artists Philip Evergood, Louis Ribak, Olive Rush, Eugenie Shonnard, John Sloan and others; financial material; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; printed material; and a diary kept by Tamotzu's wife Louise Kates Tamotzu.
Biographical / Historical:
Chuzo Tamotzu (1888-1975) was a Japanese American painter based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tamotzu was born in Japan and came to the United States in 1920. He moved to Santa Fe in 1948.
Provenance:
Reels 3031-3041: Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Material on reel SW 6 lent for microfilming 1970 by Chuzo Tamotzu and material on reels 3031-3041 lent for microfilming 1983 by Louise Kates Tamotzu, widow of Tamotzu. All material subequently donated to the University of New Mexico, Center for Southwest research.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.tamochuz
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Eugenie F. Shonnard papers

Creator:
Shonnard, Eugenie Frederica, 1886-1978  Search this
Extent:
1,000 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1905-1970
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence mostly relating to commissions, exhibitions, and publicity about her sculpture; biographical information; photographs; clippings; articles; and miscellaneous printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, painter, and teacher; Santa Fe, N.M.
Provenance:
Lent 1971 by Eugenie Shonnard.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Educators -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Sculpting -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.shoneuge
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shoneuge

Fritz Scholder papers

Creator:
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet ((22 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1994
Summary:
The papers of painter and sculptor Fritz Scholder measure 0.01 linear feet and consists of 22 items that date from 1960 to 1994. The collection includes twenty letters received by Scholder concerning various topics about his art work and professional career and two exhibition announcements. Correspondents include Rene d'Harnoncourt (MOCA), Raymond Burr, Jon Voight, Paolo Soleri, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alexander Hogue, Jane Alexander (NEA), and others.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and sculptor Fritz Scholder measure 0.01 linear feet and consists of 22 items that date from 1960 to 1994. The collection includes twenty letters received by Scholder concerning various topics about his art work and professional career and two exhibition announcements. Correspondents include Rene d'Harnoncourt (MOCA), Raymond Burr, Jon Voight, Paolo Soleri, Georgia O' Keeffe, Alexander Hogue, Jane Alexander (NEA), and others.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series.

Series 1: Fritz Scholder papers, 196-1994 (Folder 1; 22 items)
Biographical / Historical:
Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) was a painter and sculptor who was primarily based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona. Much of his artwork is associated with the Southwest and is perhaps best known for his paintings of Western and Native American themes. Scholder was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, and grew up near a reservation where his father was an Indian Affairs official. He identified as French, German, and Native American and was a registered member of the Luiseño tribe. Scholder has degrees in art from Sacramento State University (BA) and the University of Arizona (MFA). At Sacramento State, he studied with painter Wayne Thiebaud. Scholder taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe from 1964 to 1969. In 1996, he received the Visionary Award from the Institute of American Indian Arts, an organization that again honored him in summer 2001.

Scholder is an honoree and board member of the American Academy of Achievement. His works are in many major museum collections, including New York's MoMA, SAAM, Biblioteque Nationale (Paris), Walker Art Center, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Fritz Scholder in 2001.
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 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 -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Painters -- Arizona -- Scottsdale  Search this
Sculptors -- Arizona -- Scottsdale  Search this
Topic:
Native American artists  Search this
Citation:
Fritz Scholder papers, 1960-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schofrit
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Bror Julius Olsson (B.J.O.) Nordfeldt papers

Creator:
Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson, 1878-1955  Search this
Names:
Arthur H. Hahlo (Firm)  Search this
Harriet Hanley Gallery (Minneapolis, Minn.)  Search this
Passedoit Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albinson, Dewey, 1898-1971  Search this
Bidwell, Watson, 1904-  Search this
Candell, Victor, 1903-1977  Search this
Catlin, Stanton L. (Stanton Loomis)  Search this
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886-  Search this
Coke, Van Deren, 1921-  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980  Search this
Davison, Edward L.  Search this
Devree, Howard, 1891-1966  Search this
Dickerson, William Judson, 1904-  Search this
Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945  Search this
Forsyth, Constance, 1903-  Search this
Hale, John Douglass  Search this
Hanley, Harriet  Search this
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982  Search this
Knee, Gina, 1898-1982  Search this
Lester, William, 1910-1991  Search this
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1901-1980  Search this
Nordfeldt, Emily Abbott, 1900-  Search this
Passedoit, Georgette  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880  Search this
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean), 1907-1976  Search this
Extent:
3.6 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1909-1989
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, business records, writings and notes, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs document Nordfeldt's career as a painter and instructor, and his widow's involvement after his death in exhibitions, biographies, and sales of his work.
REELS D166-D167: Biographical material includes a biographical sketch by Stanton L. Catlin, several letters from Nordfeldt's first wife Margaret to his second wife, Emily, and his nephew, Leonard Olson, in response to requests for biographical information, and biographical documents; correspondence of Emily and B.J.O., 1909-1959, with museum directors, gallery owners, patrons, artists, friends, universities, and others, mainly regarding the sale and exhibitions of his paintings and his teaching positions; artists' statements; exhibition catalogs; photographs of Nordfeldt; an excerpt from The Man on the Hilltop, by Arthur Davison Ficke; 5 sketchbooks; 3 scrapbooks; and an extensive catalog of Nordfeldt's paintings compiled by Emily, containing photographs and descriptive information.
Among the correspondents are Dewey Albinson, Watson Bidwell, Gina Knee Brook, Victor Candell, Howard N. Cook, Edward L. Davison, Howard Devree, William Dickerson, Constance Forsyth, Harriet Hanley of Harriet Hanley Gallery, Raymond Jonson, William Lester, A. Hyatt Mayor, Georgette Passedoit of the Passedoit Gallery, his student Roberta Shelton, Homer Saint-Gaudens, and Hudson D. Walker. Some of the letters are illustrated.
UNMICROFILMED: Resumes; correspondence, undated, 1923-1979, includes excerpts of letters from Nordfeldt to Constance Forsyth, 1942-1943 and Emily Abbott Nordfeldt, 1944; Emily Abbott Nordfeldt's correspondence with art collectors, art dealers, galleries and museums regarding exhibitions, gifts and sales of Nordfeldt's work; with Nordfeldt's biographers F. Van Deren Coke and J. Douglas Hale; and with the University of Minnesota, University Gallery, 1970-1972 regarding a Nordfeldt exhibition and the Nordfeldt Fund established by Emily; receipts and other business records; 1944-1979; writings and notes by Emily, ca.1930-1950, and others including the preface by Sheldon Cheney for Nordfeldt, the Painter by Coke, 1972;
a transcript of an interview with Raymond Jonson by Coke; printed material, including clippings, 1912-1984, exhibition catalogs, posters and announcements, undated, 1915-1991, notably a catalog of Nordfeldt's etchings shown at the Arthur H. Hahlo & Co. with an introduction by Robert W. Bruere, 1915; reproductions of graphic work for The Outlook and Harper's Monthly Magazine, 1910; miscellaneous printed material; a scrapbook of clippings and printed material, 1971-1980; photographs of Nordfeldt, undated 1910-1955, of the Santa Fe Players' production of "Grumpy," 1921; 3 photo albums of works of art, ca. 1930-1940; 10 seconds of motion picture film; and 2 sketches by Nordfeldt.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, etcher, block printer, engraver, lithographer, watercolorist, teacher; Santa Fe, N.M. and Lambertville, N.J. Born in Tullstorp, Scania, Sweden, and came to the United States in 1891. Taught at the Minneapolis School of Art and the University of Texas. Moved to Lambertville, N.J. in 1937 from Santa Fe, N.M.
Provenance:
Material on reels D166-D167 lent for microfilming 1963 by Emily Abbott Nordfeldt, Bror's widow. In 1991 her estate donated additional material as well as portions of the previously microfilmed material. Material previously lent but NOT subsequently donated includes portions of the biographical material; several letters; artists' statements; a few personal photographs; the 5 sketchbooks; items from the scrapbooks; and the catalog of paintings. (The collection file contains a list of specific reel and frame numbers.)
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:
Watercolorists  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Painters -- New Jersey  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.nordbror
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nordbror

Helmuth Naumer papers

Creator:
Naumer, Helmuth, 1907-1990  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1920-1983
Scope and Contents:
Resumes; letters from collectors, museums and companies; photographs of Naumer as a child and a young man, his family and paintings; a painting of the Naumer family crest; and 3 scrapbooks containing letters, photographs, exhibition invitations, catalogs and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Santa Fe, N.M. b. 1907, near Stuttgart, Germany. Moved to the USA in 1925. He studied at the Frank Wiggins Art School and the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, Calif.; father of museum administrator Helmuth J. Naumer
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1983, by Naumer as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.naumhelm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-naumhelm

Aristide Mian papers

Creator:
Mian, Aristide, 1893-1979  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1920-1979
Scope and Contents:
An undated scrapbook containing biographical writings about Mian, an exhibition catalog, newspaper clippings, a magazine article, a photocopy of Mian's memorial, and photographs (some photocopies) of Mian and his sculptures, 1920-1979.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, painter; Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born in France. Came to U. S. after WWI. Moved to Santa Fe in 1954.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Donated 1984 by Mary S. Mian, widow of Aristide Mian.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mianaris
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mianaris

Eli Levin papers

Creator:
Levin, Eli, 1938-  Search this
Names:
Santa Fe Armory Show (1977 : Santa Fe, N.M.)  Search this
Ellis, Fremont F., 1897-1985  Search this
Haddock, Arthur Earl, 1895-1980  Search this
Levin, Meyer, 1905-  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953  Search this
Extent:
261 Items ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1949-1984
Scope and Contents:
A resume; exhibition catalogs and announcements, ca. 1967-1983; clippings, ca. 1974-1983; illustrated letters from Levin to his father Meyer Levin and his stepmother, Tereska Levin, ca.1964-1974; a 73 p. typescript of Levin's recollections of his mother Mable Levin; poems, 1949; typescripts of Levin's essays on Arthur E. Haddock, Joseph Henry Sharp, the relationship between psychiatry and art, and contemporary Indian art; an undated transcript of Levin's interview with Fremont F. Ellis; a typescript of Meyer Levin's autobiography "In Love"; typescripts of Meyer Levin's essays on the 1977 Santa Fe Armory Show, his son Eli, and the Santa Fe art boom; price lists for works of art, 1973 and 1983; biographical data; a sketchbook, 1974-1984; and photographs and a photograph album of Levin and his paintings and sculpture.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, and sculptor; Santa Fe, New Mexico. Levin first gained prominence as a painter with his "Bar Room" series, consisting of crowded bar room scenes with satirical undertones. He works in the tradition of the social realists often using egg tempra as his medium.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Eli Levin, now known as Jo Basiste.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.levieli
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-levieli

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