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William Chapin Seitz papers

Creator:
Seitz, William Chapin  Search this
Names:
University of Virginia -- Faculty  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Banks-Woodson, Ellen  Search this
Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1902-  Search this
Baziotes, William, 1912-1963  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Elliott, Philip Clarkson, 1903-1985  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Krebs, Rockne, 1938-2011  Search this
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926  Search this
Rosati, James, 1912-1988  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Seitz, Irma  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Extent:
32.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Resumes
Poems
Photographs
Awards
Sound recordings
Interviews
Sketches
Notebooks
Drafts (documents)
Lectures
Date:
circa 1930-1995
Summary:
The papers of educator, painter, and art historian William Chapin Seitz measure 32.5 linear feet and date from circa 1930-1995. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, notebooks, subject and people files, thesis research files, interviews and lecture recordings, teaching files, personal business records, scattered printed materials, photographs, and artwork. The bulk of the papers focus on Seitz's research and teaching career.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of educator, painter, and art historian William Chapin Seitz measure 32.5 linear feet and date from circa 1930-1995. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, notebooks, subject and people files, thesis research files, interviews and lecture recordings, teaching files, personal business records, scattered printed materials, photographs, and artwork. The bulk of the papers focus on Seitz's research and teaching career.

Biographical materials consist of resumes and CV's, identification cards including one from the WPA, documents from the memorial held at the University of Virginia for Seitz, poetry written by Irma for William on their wedding anniversaries, and x-rays.

The majority of Seitz's correspondence is professional and concerns job offers and opportunities, lectures requests, recommendation letters for Seitz and for others by Seitz, the Kress Fellowship, exhibitions, awards, and organizations. Also found are posthumus materials to Irma Seitz concerning book royalites. Personal correspondence is scattered and includes condolence letters sent to Irma.

Personal business records focus on Seitz's personal art collection, copyright information, publishing records including royalty statements, reports, scholarship and fellowship information, and professional organization membership records.

The bulk of the collection consists of research and writing files which include notebooks, subject and people files, thesis research files and drafts, general research which include writings by Seitz, card files, and recordings of lectures and interviews. Subject and people files may include correspondence, printed materials, research notes, photographs, works of art, and writings concerning and by artists, art historians, curators, subjects, and art movements. Research files are found for Dore Ashton, Alfred H. Barr Jr., William Baziotes, Bruce Conner, Rene D'Harnoncourt, Marcel Duchamp, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Rockne Krebs, George Segal, James Rosati, and Frank Stella among many others. Also found are research materials on Claude Monet, some of which are written in French.

Teaching files contains extensive reference material likely used by Seitz during his career as well as correspondence, exams, and lecture materials used in specific classes.

Printed material is scattered and includes clippings, exhibition announcements, and articles. Exhibition announcements and catalogs are for Seitz's personal works and for exhibitions he curated.

The bulk of the photographs are of works of art by William Seitz, Irma Seitz, and others which were likely owned by Seitz. Also found are phtographs of exhibition installations at the Univeristy of Virginia and scattered photographs of Seitz with others.

Artwork include several pencil sketches by Seitz, two works by Ellen Banks-Woodson, and a sketch by Phil Elliott.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1930s-1974 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1945-1995 (Boxes 1-2; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, circa 1947-1990 (Boxes 2-3; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Research and Writing Files, 1940s-1970s (Boxes 4-26; 23.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Teaching Files, 1945-1970s (Boxes 27-31, OV 34-35; 5 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1937-1984 (Boxes 31-2; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1940s-1981 (Box 32, 33; 11 folders)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1950s-1972 (Box 32, 33; 6 folders)
Biographical/Historical note:
William Chapin Seitz (1914-1974) was an art historian and scholar, painter, educator, and museum curator who worked primarily in New York and Virginia. He completed the first dissertation on Abstract Expressionism while a student at Princeton University in 1955.

Born in 1914 in Buffalo, New York, William Chapin Seitz studied at the Albright Art School at the University of Buffalo and the Art Institute of Buffalo. Seitz met artist Irma J. Siegelman, whom he married in 1938. Due to the Depression, he left school and worked with the Federal Arts Project in New York City in the 1930s and worked as an aircraft fuel cell deigner for the Hewitt Rubber Company during World War II. Returning to the University of Buffalo after the war, Seitz completed his undergraduate degree and remained by accepting a teaching job.

Although he saw success as a painter and exhibited in one-man shows, Seitz focused his career in academia and enrolled at Princeton University for a graduate degree in Art History. Princeton faculty held divided views on Seitz's desire to write a dissertation on the Abstract Expressionist movement and debated the subject for over a year. Seitz's dissertation topic was eventually approved and in addition to writing the first dissertation on Abstract Expressionism, Seitz received the first PhD in Modern Art from Princeton. Seitz remained at Princeton as an assistant professor and advised students such as Frank Stella.

In 1960, he accepted a job as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. At MOMA, Seitz curated The Art of Assemblage (1961), The Responsive Eye (1965), and an exhibition on Monet (1960). Other MOMA exhibitions focused on artists Mark Tobey, Arshile Gorky, and Hans Hofmann. Additionally, he served as director of the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University from 1965-1970. During that time, Seitz organized the United States exhibition at the Ninth Biennial in Sao Paulo (1967) and the Seventh Biennial of Canadian Painting (1968). In 1971, Seitz returned to teaching at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia and was the Visiting Kress Professor at the National Gallery of Art from 1972-1973.

In addition to his successes in painting, education, and the curatorial field, Seitz was an accomplished writer. He published many articles, essays, and books on art and artists including Art in the Age of Aquarius, on which he worked until his death.

William Seitz died of cancer in 1974.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Museum of Modern Art Archives in New York City holds the William C. Seitz papers which contain exhibition files and records relating to an interview with Marcel Duchamp. Correspondence relating to the debate concerning the viability of Seitz's dissertation are found in the Alfred H. Barr, Jr. papers also at the Museum of Modern Art Archives.
Provenance:
The William Chapin Seitz papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Seitz's widow, Irma Seitz, in 1975 and 2003. A transcript of an interview with Mark Tobey by Seitz was donated by Rebecca Massie Lane in 1988. Seitz gave these transcripts to Lane for her graduate work and they remined in her possession after his death.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Virginia -- Charlottesville  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- Virginia -- Charlottesville  Search this
Educators -- Virginia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Resumes
Poems
Photographs
Awards
Sound recordings
Interviews
Sketches
Notebooks
Drafts (documents)
Lectures
Citation:
William Chapin Seitz papers, circa 1930-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.seitwill
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William Chapin Seitz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-seitwill
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Francis, Sam: Twelve American Painters, Virginia Museum, 1974 September 30-October 27

Collection Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 215, Folder 53
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries and appointment books required written permission.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
André Emmerich Gallery records
André Emmerich Gallery records / Series 16: Photographic Materials / 16.3: Installations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-andremmg-ref7403

Richard Guy Walton papers, 1964-1974

Creator:
Walton, Richard Guy, 1914-2005  Search this
Walton, Richard Guy, 1914-2005  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Nevada -- Virginia City  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6952
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209081
AAA_collcode_waltrich
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209081

Oral history interview with Perez Zagorin

Interviewee:
Zagorin, Perez  Search this
Interviewer:
MacCarthy, Laura  Search this
Names:
Sharrer, Honoré, 1920-2009  Search this
Extent:
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 January 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Perez Zagorin conducted 2007 January 17-18, by Laura Orgon MacCarthy, for the Archives of American Art, at Zagorin's home, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
This interview was produced in conjunction with the exhibition, "Anatomy of a Painting: Honore Sharrer's Tribute to the American Working People," which was on view at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery of the Archives of American Art, March 8 through June 20, 2007. Zagorin speaks of his wife's upbringing and education; her early interest in art; her family, including her mother Madeleine Sharrer, a painter; Sharrer's reaction to abstract and nonobjective painting, and the movements' subsequent effects on American realism; Sharrer's motivation to work; the couples' travels and various teaching positions taken on by Zagorin; Sharrer's interest in Netherlandish painting; her studio habits; her materials and techniques, especially while working on "Tribute to the American Working People;" Zagorin's experience as a history professor during the Cold War and its effects on his profession; art criticism in the years following World War II; and Sharrer's place in American art history. He recalls Lincoln Kirstein, Peter Blume, Reginald Poland, Jerry Farnsworth, Herbert Bliss, E. Coe Kerr, Alfred Frankenstein, John Ashbery, Ben Shahn, George Tooker, Wilbur Kitchener Jordan, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Perez Zagorin (1920-2009) was a historian and professor from Charlottesville, Virginia. Zagorin is the husband of painter Honore Sharrer.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 39 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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- Virginia  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Painting  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.zagori07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zagori07
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Oral history interview with Ray Kass

Interviewee:
Kass, Ray  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Extent:
15 Items (sound files (6 hr., 14 min.), digital, wav)
113 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2015 July 9-10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ray Kass conducted 2015 July 9-10, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art at Kass' home and studio in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Ray Kass (1944- ) is a painter in Christiansburg, Virginia. Interviewer Liza Kirwin (1957- ) is the Deputy Director of the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded as 15 sound files. Duration is 6 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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- Virginia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kass15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kass15
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Sidney E. King

Interviewee:
King, Sidney E., 1906-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Pennington, Estill Curtis  Search this
Collins, Herbert  Search this
Names:
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Pitts, Elizabeth McCord, b. 1880  Search this
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Extent:
15 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1980-1983
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Sidney E. King conducted circa 1980-1983, by Buck Pennington and Herbert Collins, for the Archives of American Art.
King speaks of growing up in Boston, Mass.; working under John Singer Sargent at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass.; searching for a job during the Great Depression; travelling the United States by car with a friend; prospecting for gold in Spotsylvania County, Va.; painting signs for the National Park Service; developing a technique to make painted signs weather the elements well; painting the murals, "The Life of Christ" and "Creation," for the Mormon Church; meeting his wife, Peggy, and her cousin, Mary; researching historical scenes for murals; teaching at Rappahannock Community College; speculating on the future of the arts in America. King also recalls John Singer Sargent, Lawrence Kocher, Ronald Reagan, Elizabeth Pitts, Peggy King, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Sidney E. King (1906-2002) was a painter and muralist from Caroline County, Va.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 52 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 others.
Occupation:
Painters -- Virginia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.king80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-king80
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Werner Drewes

Interviewee:
Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
59 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 February 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Werner Drewes conducted 1975 February 19, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Werner Drewes (1899-1985) was a painter and printmaker from Reston, Virginia.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 59 min.
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
Painters -- Virginia -- Reston -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Virginia -- Reston -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.drewes75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-drewes75
Online Media:

Richard Guy Walton papers

Creator:
Walton, Richard Guy, 1914-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((64 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1974
Scope and Contents:
Official correspondence about the completion of Walton's mural for the Federal Court House Building, Reno, Nevado; a copy of the contract with the General Services Administration; photographs of the project; announcements; and miscellany. In addition there are three letters from Walton to the Archives of American Art about his life and his personal reactions to the mural project.
Biographical / Historical:
Mural painter; Virginia City, Nev.
Provenance:
Donated 1974 by Richard Guy Walton.
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:
Muralists -- Nevada -- Virginia City  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Nevada -- Virginia City  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.waltrich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-waltrich

John Toole collection

Creator:
Toole, John, 1815-1860  Search this
Extent:
34 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[undated] and 1959
Scope and Contents:
Lists of Toole's paintings with dimensions; genealogical notes about family sitters; a note regarding Toole's painting (author unknown), 1959; and photographs of his paintings at an exhibition of his works at the Bayly Museum, University of Virginia.
Biographical / Historical:
Itinerant painter, portraitist, miniature painter; Piedmont, Va. Was an Irish immigrant to Virginia and a self-taught painter. Worked during the ante-bellum period.
Provenance:
Lent for microfiling in 1983 by Mrs. Woodruff Weaver, great granddaughter in-law of Toole.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Miniature painters -- Virgina  Search this
Painters -- Virginia  Search this
Portrait painters -- Virginia  Search this
Topic:
Miniature painting -- Virginia  Search this
Portrait painting -- Virginia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.tooljohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tooljohn

Hartwell Wyse Priest papers

Creator:
Priest, Hartwell Wyse, 1901-  Search this
Names:
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1924-2004
Scope and Contents:
The Hartwell Wyse Priest papers measure 1.8 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1999. The papers contain biographical material including a 1991 interview transcript with Priest by Elizabeth Howard, a certificate of recognition and miscellany; works of art including travel sketchbooks and loose drawings and sketches; writings consisting of journals and notes on art, a draft manuscript of "Dynamic Symmetry" written by Priest, and an annotated published book about Hans Hofmann; bound exhibition lists; lists of prints; sales records and price lists; scattered letters; photographs of nature used as source material and photographs of Priest and of others and slides of works of art; and printed material including 30 exhibition catalogs of the National Association of Women Artists, newspaper clippings and posthumous material.
Biographical / Historical:
Hartwell Wyse Priest (1901-2004) was a painter and printmaker in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Provenance:
Donated 1978 by Hartwell Priest and in 2018 by Hannah Priest, Hartwell's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Virginia  Search this
Printmakers -- Virginia  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.priehart
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-priehart

Gari Melchers papers

Creator:
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Names:
Hitchcock, George, 1850-1913  Search this
Extent:
5 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1887-1947
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, correspondence, sales and exhibition files, awards and certificates, and a diary.
REELS 1180-1182: Correspondence; awards and certificates; and ten pages of diary, February and March 1908. Diary entries concern Melchers's visit at the White House while President Theodore Roosevelt was sitting for a portrait by Melchers. The correspondence includes general and business correspondence, and an extensive personal correspondence with his wife.
REEL 1407: Family correspondence, 1901-1916, general correspondence, 1892-1932, and correspondence of his widow and brother-in-law; sales and exhibition files, 1915-1947, which contain lists of paintings, correspondence, and printed matter.
REEL 1427: Photographs of Melchers, Melchers' studios, models, and friends, among them George Hitchcock, and photographs of Melchers' paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mural painter and portrait painter. Lived at "Belmont", his home in Falmouth, Virginia, near Fredericksburg. Born in Detroit, Michigan. Studied at Royal Art Academy, Dusseldorf, Germany; and Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Academie Julian, Paris. Won Grand Prize at 1889 Paris Exposition along with John Singer Sargent. Received LL.D. from the University of Michigan. Painted portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908. Invited to paint murals for the Library of Congress and the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Member of the International Board of Judges at the Chicago Exposition. President of the New Society of Artists, 1920-1929.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1977-1978 by Belmont-The Gari Melchers Memorial Gallery.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Virginia  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Muralists -- Virginia  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Portrait painters -- Virginia  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.melcgari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-melcgari

Glenna Latimer papers

Creator:
Latimer, Glenna M. (Glenna Montague), 1898-1980  Search this
American Artists Professional League  Search this
Names:
Norfolk Art Corner (Norfolk, Va.)  Search this
Tidewater Artists (Norfolk, Va.)  Search this
Davis, Varina, 1826-1906  Search this
Garber, Daniel, 1880-  Search this
Taylor, Bertha Fanning, 1883 or 8-1980  Search this
Extent:
25 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1887-1956
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook containing: clippings, letters from Varina Jefferson Davis, Daniel Garber, and others; photographs of Latimer, her family, and her works; and source material for her paintings. Also, included are records of the Norfolk Art Corner and Tidewater Artists, with letters to Tidewater Artists president, Bertha Fanning Taylor, and a scrapbook kept by Taylor on "Art Week."
Biographical / Historical:
Glenna Latimer (1898-1980) was a painter in Norfolk, Va. Latimer was best known for her definitive portraits, but worked in landscapes and mural painting as well. A scholarship for her work enabled her to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia for four years. She was the first president of the Norfolk Art Corner.
Provenance:
The lender, Davies, is Latimer's husband.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Virginia -- Norfolk  Search this
Portrait painters -- Virginia  Search this
Landscape painters -- Virginia  Search this
Muralists -- Virginia  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.latiglen
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-latiglen

Martha S. Iredell scrapbooks

Creator:
Iredell, Martha S.  Search this
Names:
Norfolk Art Corner (Norfolk, Va.)  Search this
Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences (Va.)  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1937-1954
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbooks containing letters, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and photographs regarding the Norfolk art community and its artists with particular emphasis on the Norfolk Art Corner and the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences.
Biographical / Historical:
Martha Iredell was a Virginia artist who figured predominantly in the local tidewater art community. She served as President of the Norfolk Art Corner in the forties and showed many of her paintings in local exhibitions.
Provenance:
Donated by Lela Hine, Norfolk, Va.; relationship to Iredell is unknown.
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 -- Virginia -- Norfolk  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.iredmart
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-iredmart

Werner Drewes interviews

Creator:
Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Norelli, Martina Roudabush  Search this
Names:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound cassettes 132 p. transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983 Dec. 9-1984 Mar. 16
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Werner Drewes conducted by Martina Norelli for the National Museum of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker; Reston, Va. Died 1985.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by the National Museum of American Art. An exhibition of "Werner Drewes: Sixty-Five Years of Printmaking," was held at the museum, Oct. 5, 1984-Jan. 1, 1985.
Occupation:
Painters -- Virginia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Printmakers -- Virginia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.drewweri
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-drewweri

Elizabeth Nottingham Day papers

Creator:
Day, Elizabeth Nottingham, 1907-1956  Search this
Beverley Studios (Staunton, Va.)  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Va.)  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1936-1956
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, announcements, extension exhibition reports, catalogs, essays and talks, photographs, and clippings mostly relating to her work in the Federal Art Project (Va.) with the Federal Art Galleries in Lynchburg and in Big Stone Gap, Va. Essays concern such matters as church art, trends in contemporary American art (ca. 1950), humor in art, on "seeing" landscape painting, and James J. Sweeney's exhibition in 1950. Among the photographs are one of Day and her husband Horace painting outdoors taken by Beverley Studios, 1948, and one of Ella Graham Agnew.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, educator; Salisbury, N.C. and Staunton, Va. Born 1907, died 1956. Directed Federal Art Gallery at Big Stone Gap and at Lynchburg and was the assistant state art supervisor for the Federal Art Project in Virginia. Married Horace Day and together were co-directors of the art department at Mary Baldwin College.
Provenance:
The donor, Horace Talmadge Day, is the widower of Elizabeth Nottingham Day.
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 -- Virginia  Search this
Educators -- Virginia  Search this
Arts administrators -- Virginia  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dayeliz
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Walter Clark papers

Creator:
Clark, Walter, 1848-1917  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
14 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1890-1976
Scope and Contents:
Three sketchbooks containing landscape drawings in pastel, two of which are identified as Brookhaven, Long Island, 1890-1895 and 1893-1895; photographs of Clark and of his works of art; a medal awarded to Clark by the National Academy of Design, 1902; and an exhibition catalog, "Artists and East Hampton," 1976.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, landscape painter; Virginia.
Provenance:
Donated 1980 by Mrs. Eliot Clark, relative of Walter Clark.
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:
Landscape painters -- Virginia  Search this
Painters -- Virginia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.clarwalt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Eliot Candee Clark papers

Creator:
Clark, Eliot Candee, 1883-  Search this
Names:
Clark, Margaret W. Fowler  Search this
Clark, Walter, 1848-1917  Search this
Sparks, Leon  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Extent:
6.14 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Travel diaries
Diaries
Sketches
Photographs
Place:
India -- description and travel
Europe -- description and travel
United States -- description and travel
Morocco -- description and travel
Date:
1839-1983
Summary:
The papers of Virginia painter Eliot Candee Clark measure 6.14 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1984. The papers include biographical materials, correspondence, 21 diaries and notebooks, writings and notes, personal business records, photographs, 9 sketchbooks, and artwork and artifacts. Many of the materials relate to Clark's travels in Europe, India, and throughout the United States.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Virginia painter Eliot Candee Clark measure 6.14 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1984. The papers include biographical materials, correspondence, 21 diaries and notebooks, writings and notes, personal business records, photographs, 9 sketchbooks, and artwork and artifacts. Many of the materials relate to Clark's travels in Europe, India, and throughout the United States.

Scattered biographical materials include awards, an address book, printed material relating to various memberships, and resumes. Records of the Fowler family are also found. Clark's correspondence is with family including Walter Clark, friends, colleagues, and galleries and institutions. Notable correspondents include Leon Sparks and Andrew Wyeth.

Twenty-one volumes of diaries and notebooks are written by Clark and his wife, Margaret Fowler Clark. The diaries contain traditional dated diary entries; others document travels. The notebooks include drafts of writings, lists of artists, financial notes, sketches, and school assignments.

Writings include drafts of articles, book manuscripts, plays, and essays by Clark. A small amount of personal business records consist of legal records, price lists, receipts for personal purchases, and sales and consignment records for Clark's works of art.

Printed materials include books containing works of art by Clark, clippings, a dismantled clippings scrapbook, exhibition announcements and catalogs, magazines, and blank postcards. Photographs are of Clark, the Clark family, friends, colleagues, events, homes, and of works of art. Travel photographs are from Clark's trips to Europe, India, Morocco, and the United States.

Nine sketchbooks depict Nova Scotia, Canada, Albemarle County, Virginia, and India. Artwork and artifacts consist of scattered sketches by Clark, and prints by others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1839-1980 (5 folders; Box 1, OV7)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1874-1984 (1 linear foot; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Diaries and Notebooks, circa 1900-1977 (0.8 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1940-1978 (1.6 linear feet; Box 2-4)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1917-1983 (0.2 linear feet: Box 4)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1878-1975 (1.0 linear feet; Box 4-5)

Series 7: Photographs, 1880s-1980 (0.5 linear feet; Box 5-6, OV7, MGP2)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, 1916-1940s (0.5 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 9: Artwork and Artifacts, circa 1900-circa 1940s (0.5 linear feet; Box 6, OV7)
Biographical / Historical:
Eliot Candee Clark (1883-1980) was a landscape painter, writer, and art historian who worked primarily in Virginia.

Eliot Clark was born in 1883 in New York City to artist Walter Clark and Jennie Woodruff Clark. As a child with his father's encouragement and guidance, Eliot Clark began exhibiting as early as the age of nine. submitted works to be exhibited at various New York City clubs as a child. By 1896, at the age of thirteen, he began exhibiting regularly at the National Academy of Design. In 1900, at the age of seventeen, Clark exhibited at the Society of American Artists' Annaul. At one point he even shared a studio with his father. From 1904 to 1906, he traveled throughout Europe and painted en plein air. Clark returned to the New York City area and summered in Kent, Connecticut where he continued to paint and exhibit his work. His first one-man show was at Doll & Richards Gallery in New York City.

Eliot Clark was also an art historian, critic, and educator. In 1916 Clark published his first monograph on Alexander H. Wyant. His other works included a book on John Henry Twachtman, published in 1924 and History of the National Academy of Design (1954). Clark also served as president of the American Watercolor Society between 1920 and 1923. He taught at the Art Students League in New York City but ultimately settled in Charlottesville, Virginia where he taught summer painting classes.

Throughout his life, Clark travelled throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and to Africa. A lengthy trip to India from 1937 to 1938 inspired his study of the religion, mysticism, and art of the country.

Eliot Clark served as president of the National Academy of Design in the 1950s and exhibited until his death in 1980 at the age of ninety-seven. He was survived by his second wife, Margaret Fowler Clark.
Separated Materials:
The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries also holds Eliot Candee Clark papers.
Provenance:
The Eliot Candee Clark papers were donated by his widow Margaret Fowler Clark between 1980 and 1984.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Virginia  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Virginia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Travel diaries
Diaries
Sketches
Photographs
Citation:
Eliot Candee Clark papers, 1839-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.clarelio
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Walter Clark papers, 1890-1976

Creator:
Clark, Walter, 1848-1917  Search this
Clark, Walter, 1848-1917  Search this
Subject:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7462
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209620
AAA_collcode_clarwalt
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209620

William Chapin Seitz papers, circa 1930-1995

Creator:
Seitz, William Chapin, 1914-1974  Search this
Seitz, William Chapin, 1914-1974  Search this
Subject:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Banks-Woodson, Ellen  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Seitz, Irma  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Rosati, James  Search this
Monet, Claude  Search this
Krebs, Rockne  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Elliott, Philip Clarkson  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Baziotes, William  Search this
Barr, Alfred Hamilton  Search this
University of Virginia  Search this
Type:
Resumes
Poems
Photographs
Awards
Sound recordings
Interviews
Sketches
Notebooks
Drafts (documents)
Lectures
Topic:
Painters -- Virginia -- Charlottesville  Search this
Educators -- Virginia  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8462
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210638
AAA_collcode_seitwill
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Morton Traylor papers, 1936-2003

Creator:
Traylor, Morton P. (Morton Patrick), 1918-1996  Search this
Traylor, Morton P. (Morton Patrick), 1918-1996  Search this
Subject:
Virginia Art Institute  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painters -- Virginia -- Charlottesville  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16042
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)309672
AAA_collcode_traymort
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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