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Frank Harmon Myers papers

Creator:
Myers, Frank Harmon, 1899-1956  Search this
Names:
Cincinnati Art Club  Search this
Bunker, John  Search this
Myers, Ella Price  Search this
Weis, John E.  Search this
Wessels, Herman, 1878-1969  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 5 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1891-1976
Scope and Contents:
Letters, photographs, writings, sketches and drawings, printed material, and a typescript biography.
REELS D26-D27: Correspondence, consisting mainly of family letters, ca. 1920-1960, and letters from John Bunker, a Cincinnati advertising man and poet; sketchbooks and loose sketches; photographs; reproductions; catalogs; articles; and clippings.
REEL D42: Scrapbook, ca. 1925-1945.
REELS 840-841: Postcards and letters from Myers' son, Frank P. Myers, while at college and also when in the Navy; letters received from John Bunker; a sales ledger; photographs; childhood drawings and an oil painting done in 1916; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and miscellany.
REEL 3161: Biographical data; letters to Myers from friends, colleagues and others; letters to Myers' widow, Ella, containing information for her biography of Myers; a map tracing Myers' sketching trips; a drawing "Cincinnati Art Front" by Herman Wessel; an exhibition catalog; a brief history of the Cincinnati Art Club; photocopies of notes for a lecture in Santa Fe, New Mexico; clippings on Myers and his teacher, John Weis; and photographs of 8 paintings by Myers. The letters, clippings, and photographs are annotated by Ella Myers.
UNMICROFILMED: Sketches, drawings, reproductions and plans by Myers, and miscellaneous printed material about Myers' work. Also, a typescript biography of Frank Myers ("...And the Glory") by his wife, Ella Price Myers, 1960-1976, 293 p. with loose notes.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and art instructor; Cincinnati, Ohio and Pacific Grove, Calif. Taught at Cincinnati Art Academy, and moved to California after the 1930s.
Provenance:
Donated by Ella Price Myers, Myers' widow, 1960-1974, except for scrapbook on reel D42 which was lent for microfilming. Typescript biography was donated 1994 by Myers' daughter-in-law Patricia Clarke Myers, ex-wife of Myers' only son Frank P. Myers; she received Myers' estate in a property settlement. Additions are expected.
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 -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Landscape painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Muralists -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.myerfran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-myerfran

Henry G. Keller papers, circa 1880-1962

Creator:
Keller, Henry G., 1869-1949  Search this
Subject:
Keller, Albert  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Carnegie Institute  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Lithographers -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7698
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209862
AAA_collcode_kellhenr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209862
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Hughie Lee-Smith papers

Creator:
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ira Aldridge Society  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Goreleigh, Rex, 1902-  Search this
Correspondent:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000  Search this
Gammon, Reginald, 1921-2005  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Wald, Carol  Search this
Wessel, Sophie  Search this
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980  Search this
Extent:
33.7 Linear feet
0.381 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Photographs
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Drawings
Date:
circa 1890-2007
bulk 1931-1999
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Hughie Lee-Smith measure 33.7 linear feet and 0.381 GB and date from circa 1890 to 2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1931 to 1999. The collection documents Lee-Smith's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings by Lee-Smith and others, personal business records, exhibition files, organization records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, a small amount of artwork, numerous interviews, and recordings for a documentary film on Lee-Smith. Also found are the papers of artist Rex Goreleigh, a friend of Lee-Smith.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Hughie Lee-Smith measure 33.7 linear feet and 0.381 GB and date from circa 1890 to 2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1931 to 1999. The collection documents Lee-Smith's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings by Lee-Smith and others, personal business records, exhibition files, organization records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, a small amount of artwork, numerous interviews, and recordings for a documentary film on Lee-Smith. Also found are the papers of artist Rex Goreleigh, a friend of Lee-Smith.

Biographical material includes records of Hughie Lee-Smith's schooling, military service, and awards, as well as resumes, bibliographies, and biographical summaries. Also found are family records, including the papers of his mother, Alice Carroll.

Lee-Smith's correspondence is with family, students, arts and cultural organizations, as well as schools, galleries, and museums, primarily regarding his participation in events and exhibitions. He also corresponded with fellow artists, such as Clarence Holbrook Carter, Reginald Gammon, Joseph Hirsch, Carol Wald, and Hale Woodruff, among many others. He maintained extensive correspondence with artist Sophie Wessel.

Lee-Smith's writings include artist statements and personal writings on his history and early influences, as well as many draft lectures and speeches, school writings, notes, and untitled writing fragments. Writings by others primarily include student essays and articles on the topic of Lee-Smith's work. Personal business records include scattered financial documents, including artwork sales records, and contracts and agreements with various art galleries and other organizations. Also found are files regarding his art commissions, gifts, professional activities, and records of his employment at the Art Students League. Exhibition files document select exhibitions in which Hughie Lee-Smith participated, primarily during the 1980s and 1990s. Organization records were maintained by Lee-Smith to document his participation in various groups, such as the National Academy of Design, Ira Aldridge Society, and Audubon Artists.

Printed material consists primarily of exhibition announcements and invitations for exhibitions of Lee-Smith's work, as well as news clippings, magazines, press releases, and publications from various art organizations and schools. One scrapbook contains exhibition announcements additional loose scrapbook pages document his early career. Photographs include many portraits of Hughie Lee-Smith, Lee-Smith in his studio, at events, and with friends and family. Additionally there are many photographs, slides, and transparencies of Lee-Smith's artwork. Also found are five photograph albums. A small amount of original artwork includes drawings by Lee-Smith and two sketchbooks belonging to his wife Patricia.

The collection includes numerous interviews of Hughie Lee-Smith, recorded on 37 sound cassettes, one sound tape reel, and four video cassettes. One audio interview is in digital format. Also found are planning documents, research material, and video footage for a documentary about the life and work of Hughie Lee-Smith, produced by New Deal Films, Inc, but never completed. Footage includes interviews with artists and art historians regarding Lee-Smith, gallery events, and images of his paintings.

The papers of artist Rex Goreleigh primarily documents his later life and includes a letters, biographical documents, printed material, estate records, and photographs and slides depicting Goreleigh, his studio, and artwork. Hughie Lee-Smith was close friends with Goreleigh and served as executor of his estate.

Also of note is a scrapbook put together for Goreleigh's 70th birthday in 1972. Of note is one scrapbook which contains photographs, notes, and artwork by fellow artists and students, including drawings by Romare Bearden and Hughie Lee-Smith.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 13 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1890-2001 (1.7 linear feet; Box 1-2, 35, RD 38)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-2006 (6.1 linear feet; Box 2-8, 0.006 GB; ER01)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1934-1998 (0.8 linear feet; Box 8-9)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1934-2001 (1.6 linear feet; Box 9-11, 35)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, circa 1973-2001 (1.2 linear feet; Box 11-12)

Series 6: Organization Records, 1941-2005 (2.1 linear feet; Box 12-14)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1919, 1930-2007 (8.5 linear feet; Box 14-22, 34)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1938-1990s (0.2 linear feet; Box 22, 35)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1890-2003 (4.4 linear feet; Box 22-26, 35, OV 37)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1940s-1980s (0.2 linear feet; Box 26)

Series 11: Interviews, 1973-1998 (2.1 linear feet; Box 26-28, 0.375 GB; ER02)

Series 12: Documentary Film Materials, 1985-2004 (3.5 linear feet; Box 28-32)

Series 13: Rex Goreleigh Papers, 1935-1994 (0.9 linear feet; 32-33, 36)
Biographical / Historical:
Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999) was a painter and educator in Ohio, Michigan, and New York. Born in Eustis, Florida, he lived for a period of time with family in Atlanta before joining his mother in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1925. In 1934 he received a scholarship to attend the Art School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, and in 1935 returned to Cleveland to attend the Cleveland School of Art. While in school he began exhibiting his paintings and teaching part-time at Karamu House. From 1938 to 1940 Lee-Smith completed lithography commissions for the Ohio WPA. In 1941 he moved to Detroit, married his first wife Mabel Louise Everett, and worked at a Ford automobile factory. He was then drafted into the U.S. Navy as a mural artist. After the war he briefly returned to factory work before enrolling at Wayne State University, earning a degree in Art Education in 1953. From 1953 to 1965 he taught summer art classes at the Grosse-Point War Memorial in Detroit.

In 1957 Lee-Smith moved to the East Village in New York City, signed with the Janet Nassler Gallery (Petite Gallery), exhibited his work extensively, and joined several art organizations. He also taught art at schools in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1967 he became the second African-American member of the National Academy of Design. He was visiting instructor and artist-in-residence at several art programs, including Howard University, and taught at the Art Students League from 1972 to 1988. In 1978 he married his third wife, Patricia. The New Jersey State Museum organized an extensive retrospective of Lee-Smith's work in 1988 which travelled nationally. Despite ill-health in the mid-1990s, he continued to create new paintings and exhibit his work. In 1997 he moved with his wife to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he lived until his death in 1999.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Hughie Lee-Smith conducted by Carroll Greene in 1968.
Provenance:
A small amount of material was donated 1969-1981 by Hughie Lee-Smith. Additional papers were donated in 2011 by Patricia Lee-Smith, widow of Hughie Lee-Smith.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Hughie Lee-Smith papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Authorization to publish requires written permission from Robert Panzer, VAGA.
Occupation:
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Photographs
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Drawings
Citation:
Hughie Lee-Smith papers, circa 1890-2007, bulk 1931-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.leeshugh
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-leeshugh

Otto Walter Beck papers

Creator:
Beck, Walter, 1864-1954  Search this
Names:
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Battalion, 43rd  Search this
Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Portraits
Date:
1913-1918
Scope and Contents:
Letters from John S. Mosby about Beck's painting of Mosby with his Civil War Cavalry unit, and a rough sketch of the painting; Beck's 1913 daily calendar; a collection of signatures; notes; Beck's World War I veterans pin; and a scrapbook of portraits of Civil War soldiers by Beck, comprising photographs and details on each work.
Biographical / Historical:
Walter Beck (1864-1954) was a portrait painter in Dayton, Ohio.
Provenance:
Transferred 1979 by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, who purchased Beck's Civil War portraits, and in 2015 by the Smithsonian American Art/ Portrtait Gallery Library.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Portraits  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.beckotto
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beckotto

Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach

Creator:
Hertz, Grace Elizabeth, 1920-  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach, 1917-  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, Peggy  Search this
Zorach, Tessim  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1943-2006
Summary:
Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1943-2006. Thirty-five letters and cards, mainly from William and Marguerite Zorach, document daily activities, visits, and reference art exhibitions and lectures. Also included are a few cards and letters from Tessim and Peggy Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar, and one letter from the Dayton Art Institute where Zorach lectured in 1951, for which the visit was facilitated by Elizabeth Hertz.
Scope and Contents:
Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1943-2006. Thirty-five letters and cards, mainly from William and Marguerite Zorach, document daily activities, visits, and reference art exhibitions and lectures. Also included are a few cards and letters from Tessim and Peggy Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar, and one letter from the Dayton Art Institute where Zorach lectured in 1951, for which the visit was facilitated by Elizabeth Hertz.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
(Grace) Elizabeth "Beth" Hertz (1920- ) is an artist and was a student of William Zorach's at the Art Students League in New York. Hertz maintained a relationship with William and Marguerite, as well as with their children Tessim and Dahlov. Following her time as Zorach's student, Hertz visited their summer home at Robinhood Farm in Georgetown, Maine, where she assisted in daily chores while receiving critiques on her artwork. Into the 1950s, visits were more infrequent but Hertz still looked to Zorach for advice on her art career and frequently exchanged news about their families and careers. In 1951 Elizabeth Hertz facilitated William Zorach's guest lecture at the Dayton Art Institute Commencement Dinner.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Zorach Family papers, 1900-1987.
Provenance:
The Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach, 1943-2006, was donated by Leah Hertz, daughter-in-law of Elizabeth Hertz, in 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Women artists--Ohio  Search this
Citation:
Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach, 1943-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hertgrac
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Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hertgrac

Paul Riba papers

Creator:
Riba, Paul, 1912-1977  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1988
Scope and Contents:
Autobiographical essays; an obituary; awards; letters from the Carnegie Institute, the Society of Illustrators, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Milch Galleries, Grand Central Art Galleries, and others; correspondence with Marvin J. Gross, Don Kingman, Karal Ann Marling, Ernest W. Watson, and others; writings by Riba including an essay on Magic Realism and a draft of a book "Anatomy for the Artist"; sketches; photographs and printed material concerning his commissioned murals for the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (1937), the Cleveland Automobile Club (1947), the Warner and Swasey Company in Cleveland (1953), Statler Hotels, Cleveland, and others; papers concerning the Paul Riba Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Cleveland Institute of Art; photographs of Riba and his paintings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; tearsheets of Riba's illustrations; andnewspaper and magazine clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Muralist, illustrator, educator; Cleveland, Ohio. Riba studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Cleveland Institute of Art. After a career as a mural painter and an illustrator in advertisting, he joined the faculty of The Cleveland Institute of Art, where he taught for fourteen years. Riba's style is often identified as Magic Realism.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Nell Riba Hutt.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Illustrators -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Topic:
Magic realism (Art)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.ribapaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ribapaul

Dennis Barrie Interviews of Ohio Artists, circa 1984

Creator:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Clague, John  Search this
Nevadomi, Ken  Search this
Parker, Patricia Zinsmeister  Search this
Roby, George  Search this
Von Weise, Wenda  Search this
New Organization for the Visual Arts (Ohio)  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Artists -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramicists -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Fiber artists -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6679
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216003
AAA_collcode_barrdenn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216003

Dennis Barrie Interviews of Ohio Artists

Creator:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
New Organization for the Visual Arts (Ohio)  Search this
Clague, John, 1928-  Search this
Nevadomi, Ken, 1939-  Search this
Parker, Patricia Zinsmeister, 1934-  Search this
Roby, George  Search this
Von Weise, Wenda, 1941-  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1984
Summary:
The Dennis Barrie interviews of Ohio artists measures 2.0 linear feet and date from circa 1984. Video recordings with five Ohio artists, originally titled the "Artists in Residence Series," were produced by the New Organization for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the Archives of American Art. Dennis Barrie, Midwest Director of the Archives of American Art, interviews painters Patricia Zinsmeister Parker and Ken Nevadomi, sculptor John Clague, fiber artist Wenda Von Weise, and ceramicist George Roby. Each discusses their background, training, lifestyle, and problems they've faced as artists. The videocassette recordings are dated 1984, but the interviews may have occurred in 1980.
Scope and Contents:
The Dennis Barrie interviews of Ohio artists measures 2.0 linear feet and date from circa 1984. Video recordings with five Ohio artists, originally titled the "Artists in Residence Series," were produced by the New Organization for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the Archives of American Art. Dennis Barrie, Midwest Director of the Archives of American Art, interviews painters Patricia Zinsmeister Parker and Ken Nevadomi, sculptor John Clague, fiber artist Wenda Von Weise, and ceramicist George Roby. Each discusses their background, training, lifestyle, and problems they've faced as artists. The videocassette recordings are dated 1984, but the interviews may have occurred in 1980.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Dennis Barrie was the Director for the Midwest Office of the Archives of American Art in the 1970s and 1980s.
Provenance:
A project of the New Organization of the Visual Arts and Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The interviews were conducted by Dennis Barrie, Director of the Midwest Office of the Archives of American Art.
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:
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:
Artists -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramicists -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Fiber artists -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Dennis Barrie interviews with Ohio artists, circa 1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.barrdenn
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barrdenn

Ernst Benkert papers

Creator:
Benkert, Ernst, 1928-  Search this
Names:
Anonima Group  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1971
Scope and Contents:
Material relating to Benkert's involvement with the artists' group Anonima. Included are clippings; writings and talks; exhibition proposals, catalogs; receipts for paintings; correspondence, including copies of letters sent; copy photographs of Anonima artists and exhibition installations; and a sound recording, "Anonima Panel Discussion, 4/2/64."
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Vt. Founding member of Anonima, an artist group founded in 1960 that came out of the "Dimensional Drawing" course taught by Francis Hewitt and Edwin Mieczkowski at Cleveland Art Institute. The group's name reflected their desire to play down the individuality of their work, and the members refused to to be tied to a dealer or place.
Provenance:
Donated 1995 by Ernst Benkert. Additions 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 -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Painters -- Vermont -- Burlington  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.benkerns
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-benkerns

George G. Adomeit papers

Creator:
Adomeit, George G. (George Gustav), 1879-1967  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Academy of Art  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Cleveland Society of Artists  Search this
Municipal Collection of Cleveland Art  Search this
Malmquist, Hal  Search this
Noble, Morton  Search this
Oakes, Wilbur L., 1876-1934  Search this
Scott, Philip D.  Search this
Shackelton, Charles, d. 1920  Search this
Teale, Earl  Search this
Extent:
174 Items (Reels 1051, 1159, and 2786)
1.2 Linear feet (Unmicrofilmed)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1880-1968
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to Adomeit's involvement in Cleveland, Ohio art organizations, primarily the Cleveland Society of Artists.
REEL 1051: 13 issues of THE SKETCH BOOK, January 1883-February 1884, published by the Cleveland Academy of Art, including reproductions of work by George Groll, Archibald Willard, Otto Bacher, Kenyon Cox, and others, and biographical material on the artists represented; a nearly complete run of SILHOUETTE, 1925-1948, published by the Cleveland Society of Artists; a photograph of a Society banquet; exhibition catalogs; a sketchbook by Earl Teale; photographs of Cleveland artists on sketching trips, ca. 1910 and ca. 1958; and a photo of Wilbur Oakes, ca. 1880.
REEL 1159: 3 letters to Adomeit, a photograph of Charles Shackleton, board minutes of the Municipal Collection of Cleveland Art, and records of the Cleveland Society of Artists, including constitution and by-laws, exhibition invitations and announcements, and auction announcements.
REEL 2786: Adomeit's membership card to the Cleveland Society of Artists, 1928; a catalog, "An Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Cleveland Artists," 1930; a clipping concerning the Cleveland Art Association's gift of an Adomeit painting to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1968; and miscellany.
UNMICROFILMED: Primarily negatives of works of art by Adomeit, 1906-1953 and undated; Also included are ca. 20 v. of sketchbooks, undated; a journal, undated; scattered correspondence, 1937-1994 and undated; information relating to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1927 and undated; transcript of station WTAM's Radio Talk "THE EARLY DAYS OF ART IN CLEVELAND", by E.W. Palmer,July 22, 1935; catalogs, 1937-1952 and undated; miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1912-1968 and undated; photographs of works of art by Adomeit, 1992 and undated; 2 copper plates for paintings by Adomeit, undated; miscellaneous works of art by Adomeit, undated; and miscellaneous photographs of works of art,undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Cleveland, Ohio. Born 1879 in Memel, Germany. Active in Cleveland, Ohio art organizations, primarily the Cleveland Society of Artists, whose members comprised professional and amateur artists of Northern Ohio. The society conducted classes, lectures, tours, and exhibitions, and functioned as an important social outlet for the area's artists.
Provenance:
Material on reels 1051 and 1159 lent for microfilming 1975-1976; material on reel 2786 donated in 1978 all by Ruth Adomeit. The unmicrofilmed material was received in 1996 from the Ruth Adomeit estate.
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 -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Art -- Periodicals  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.adomgeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adomgeor

Julian Stanczak papers

Creator:
Stanczak, Julian, 1928-  Search this
Names:
Rector, Neil K.  Search this
Extent:
500 Items ((partially filmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
1938-2002
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, printed material, photographs, writings, videos, and interview transcripts regarding Julian Stanczak. Three scrapbooks containing correspondence, clippings, certificates and awards, photographs, and publications. Also included is Stanczak's thesis presented at Yale University, 1956, "Spatial Relationships on the Two Dimensional Surface." VHS videos include an interview with Stanczak, "Julian Stanczak and Op Art: The Perspective Eye," conducted by Neil Rector, 2001; "Symphony in Color," Stanczak's 50 year retrospective exhibition installation filmed at the Cleveland Institute of Art, 2002; and a four-part video series regarding "Communicating in a Different Way," a series of interviews with Stanczak conducted by Neil Rector, 2000. Also included are transcripts of the interviews.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, educator; Seven Hills, Ohio.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1974 by Julian Stanczak. Videos and transcripts, donated by Stanczak in 2007.
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:
Illustrators -- Ohio -- Seven Hills  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Seven Hills  Search this
Topic:
Optical art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.stanjuli
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stanjuli

Oral history interview with Julian Stanczak, 1974 September 17

Interviewee:
Stanczak, Julian, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American -- Ohio  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Seven Hills -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12202
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213113
AAA_collcode_stancz74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213113

Oral history interview with Paul Travis, 1973 September 24

Interviewee:
Travis, Paul B. (Paul Bough), 1891-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12763
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213165
AAA_collcode_travis73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213165

Oral history interview with Clifford West, 1975 February 26-28

Interviewee:
West, Clifford B., 1916-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Filmmakers -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12100
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213190
AAA_collcode_west75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213190

Bessie Hoover and Herman Henry Wessel papers, 1914-1972

Creator:
Wessel, Bessie Hoover, 1889-1973  Search this
Wessel, Herman Henry, 1878-1969  Search this
Subject:
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8691
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210871
AAA_collcode_wessbess
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210871

Martin family papers and Campus Martius Museum records relating to Lilly Martin Spencer, 1825-1971

Creator:
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902  Search this
Subject:
Bagley, Sarah G.  Search this
Eastman, Maria M.  Search this
Emerson, Mary Moody  Search this
Gage, Frances Dana Barker  Search this
Hebert, William  Search this
Parsons, Anna Q. T.  Search this
Severance, Caroline M. Seymour (Caroline Maria Seymour)  Search this
Swift, Adeline T.  Search this
Martin, Giles  Search this
Martin, Angelique  Search this
Trumbull Phalanx (Braceville, Ohio)  Search this
Ohio Historical Society  Search this
Campus Martius Museum  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Ohio  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Women's rights -- United States  Search this
Women's suffrage -- United States  Search this
Collective settlements -- Ohio  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6071
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216162
AAA_collcode_spenlilm
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216162

Oral history interview with Joseph Green Butler, 1977 July 13-14

Interviewee:
Butler, Joseph Green, 1901-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Bruner, Louise Katherine, 1910-  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Arts administrators -- Ohio -- Youngstown -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Youngstown -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12548
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212565
AAA_collcode_butler77
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212565

Oral history interview with Clarence Holbrook Carter, 1964 April 13

Interviewee:
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11654
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213355
AAA_collcode_carter64
Theme:
Architecture & Design
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213355
Online Media:

Interviews of Ohio artists, 1975-1979

Creator:
McClelland, Elizabeth  Search this
Subject:
Mieczkowski, Ed  Search this
Miller, Frederick A.  Search this
Miller, John Paul  Search this
Ouich, David  Search this
Pearson, John  Search this
Sloane, Phyllis  Search this
Stanczak, Julian  Search this
Tacha, Athena  Search this
Davis, David E.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American -- Ohio  Search this
Art teachers -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10649
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214227
AAA_collcode_mccleliz
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214227

Oral history interview with Clifford West

Interviewee:
West, Clifford B.  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
69 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 February 26-28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Clifford West conducted 1975 February 26-28, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Clifford West (1916-2006) was a painter and filmmaker from Cleveland, Ohio and Italy.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 55 min.
Interview was previously identified as conducted in 1977. 1975 date was confirmed by listening to the audio.
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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Filmmakers -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.west75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-west75

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