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Oral history interview with George Sugarman

Interviewee:
Sugarman, George, 1912-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
164 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 June 20-25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of George Sugarman conducted 1974 June 20-25, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
George Sugarman (1912-1999) was a sculptor and painter from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 10 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
Sculpture, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sugarm74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sugarm74

William Anthony papers

Creator:
Anthony, William, 1934-  Search this
Names:
Carpenter, Charles Hope, 1916-  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Little, Carl  Search this
Masheck, Joseph  Search this
Rosenblum, Robert  Search this
Ross, David A., 1949-  Search this
Schwabsky, Barry  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
1956-2003
Summary:
The papers of contemporary painter and author William Anthony measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1956 to 2003. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials; correspondence files; exhibition files; original art work; files of reproductions of his art work; a file for his book A New Approach to Figure Drawing; clippings; photographs; a recorded lecture and announcements of Anthony's slide talks.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of contemporary painter and author William Anthony measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1956 to 2003. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials; correspondence files; exhibition files; original art work; files of reproductions of his art work; a file for his book A New Approach to Figure Drawing; clippings; photographs; a recorded lecture and announcements of Anthony's slide talks. This material offers a comprehensive record of the works and exhibitions of this prolific painter.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1976-2001 (Box 1; 2 folders; Reel 5875)

Series 2: Correspondence Files, 1961-2001 (Box 1; 16 folders; Reel 5875)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1961-2003 (Box 1, OV 3; 32 folders; Reel 5875)

Series 4: Art work, 1961-2003 (Box 1, OV 3; 6 folders; Reel 5875)

Series 5: Reproductions of Art Work Created in 1976-2003, undated (Box 1, 2; 25 folders; Reels 5875-5877)

Series 6: File for Book, -- A New Approach to Figure Drawing -- , 1965 (Box 2; 2 folders; Reel 5877)

Series 7: Clippings, 1956-2002, undated (Box 2; 2 folders; Reel 5877)

Series 8: Photographs, 1965-2000, undated (Box 2; 3 folders; Reel 5877)

Series 9: Recorded Lecture and Announcements of Slide Talks, 1985-1990, undated (Box 2; 1 folder; Reel 5877 and unfilmed)
Biographical Note:
American painter William Graham Anthony was born on September 25, 1934 in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. While majoring in history at Yale University, Anthony attended a few art courses, one of which was taught by Josef Albers. He also attended the Art Students' League in 1958 and 1961.

After graduating from Yale, he joined his family in California, where he attended the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1962, Anthony taught figure drawing at a commercial art school in San Francisco, where he developed a method of drawing that resulted in his book A New Approach to Figure Drawing. Two years later he moved to New York City.

From 1977 to 1978, Anthony made a series of drawings for magazine Andy Warhol's Interview, and published another book Bible Stories. In 1983, he married Norma Neuman, and continued to produce and exhibit his art work, including solo exhibitions in New York, California, and Europe. In 1988, the Jargon Society published an additional book, Bill Anthony's Greatest Hits. Anthony also teaches painting to senior citizens.
Provenance:
The William Anthony papers were donated by Anthony from 2001 to 2003. In 1976, he lent miscellaneous photocopied material for microfilming. The loaned materials do not duplicate the later gifts except for single letters from Jasper Johns (1972), William King, Claes Oldenburg, Theodoros Stamos, and a book endorsement comment signed by Larry Rivers. [Note: Reel 1094 is not described in this finding aid.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The William Anthony 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.
Topic:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
William Anthony papers, 1956-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.anthwill
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William Anthony papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-anthwill

Andrew Winter scrapbooks

Creator:
Winter, Andrew, 1893-1958  Search this
Names:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
2 Volumes ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1925-1966
Scope and Contents:
Two scrapbooks containing clippings, letters, exhibition catalogs, press releases, and photographs of Winter.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y. and Monhegan Island, Maine. Worked on the Section of Fine Arts federal art program during the Depression.
Provenance:
Lent 1982 by J. Judson Taylor, Winter's brother-in-law.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Maine -- Monhegan  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American -- Maine -- Monhegan  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wintandr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wintandr

Ellis Wilson papers

Creator:
Wilson, Ellis, 1899-1977  Search this
Names:
Locke, Alain, 1885-1954  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1922-1959
bulk 1940s
Summary:
The papers of African American painter and illustrator Ellis Wilson measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1959, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1940s. The collection includes certificates, correspondence, printed material, and photographic material. The bulk of this collection is composed of photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American painter and illustrator Ellis Wilson measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1959, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1940s. The collection includes certificates, correspondence, printed material, and photographic material. The bulk of this collection is composed of photographs.

Papers include certificates, professional correspondence, printed material and clippings, and scrapbook pages. The scrapbook pages include clippings of reviews and reproductions of Wilson's work, exhibition invitations and catalogs, and correspondence, including a letter of congratulations from Alain Locke.

Photographic material makes up the bulk of this collection. This series includes three photos of Ellis Wilson taken by Carl Van Vechten.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series.

Series 1: Papers, 1927-1951 (Box 1; 3 Folders)

Series 2: Photographic Material, 1922, 1942-1948, 1959, undated (Box 1; 5 Folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Ellis Wilson (1899-1977) was an African American painter and illustrator. He was born in Kentucky and studied at the Kentucky Normal and Industrial Institute, and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He later worked as a commercial artist in Chicago before moving to New York in 1928. Wilson was employed by the Federal Arts Project, sponsored by the Works Progress Administration, from 1935 to 1940, and was also involved with the Harlem Artists Guild. During World War II he worked in an aircraft engine factory and was commissioned to create triptychs for military chaplains. In 1944 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and traveled throughout the Southern United States. He later traveled to Haiti. He continued to paint until his death in 1977. In 1985, his painting Funeral Procession (circa 1950) was featured on an episode of The Cosby Show.
Separated Materials:
Exhibition catalogs and news clippings were transferred to the Smithsonian Institution Libraries after microfilming.
Provenance:
The Ellis Wilson papers were loaned for microfilming in 1970 and subsequently donated by Ellis Wilson.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Ellis Wilson papers, 1922-1959, bulk 1940s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wilselli
See more items in:
Ellis Wilson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilselli

Louis Comfort Tiffany scrapbook

Creator:
Tiffany, Louis Comfort, 1848-1933  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Scrapbooks
Date:
1902-1918
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook containing printed material and photographs concerning Tiffany's work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, craftsman; New York City and Oyster Bay, N.Y. Was the son of the founder of Tiffany and Company jewelry firm of which he was vice president and director. Was also president and art director of Tiffany Studios, which produced Tiffany Favrile glass that he originated. In 1918 he established the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation for art students at Oyster Bay Long Island.
Provenance:
Lent 1988 by Henry Platt, great-grandson of Tiffany. The scrapbook was compiled by an employee of the firm in 1919 and given to Tiffany as a gesture of affection by the employee.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artisans  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- New York (State)  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.tiffloui
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tiffloui

David Sutherland motion picture films relating to Paul Cadmus

Creator:
Sutherland, David Russell, 1945-  Search this
Names:
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999  Search this
Extent:
10.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1980-1984
Scope and Contents:
Approximately 10 hours of 16mm motion picture and soundtrack outtakes for Sutherland's 1986 film PAUL CADMUS: ENFANT TERRIBLE AT 80, including interviews, footage of Cadmus painting and drawing, and footage from a 1981 retrospective exhibition in Oxford, Ohio. Also found in the collection is a black and white photograph of Cadmus taken by either Sutherland or George Petrakes, June 1980, and a publicity file for the released film.
Biographical / Historical:
Filmmaker; Newton, Mass.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by David Sutherland.
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.
Rights:
Motion picture film and sound footage: Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publication must be obtained from David Sutherland.
Occupation:
Filmmakers -- Massachusetts -- Newton  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Figurative painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.suthdavi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-suthdavi

Beulah E. Stevenson papers

Creator:
Stevenson, Beulah E. (Beulah Eisle), 1879-1965  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1966
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; exhibition catalogs; and a scrapbook, including photographs.
REEL D176: Curriculum vitae, correspondence concerning charitable donations, acceptances into art societies, and acceptances of works into exhibitions, exhibition announcements and programs, and a scrapbook including newspaper clippings, and exhibition announcements and programs.
UNMICROFILMED: Curiculum vitae, newspaper clippings, photos of artwork, exhibition announcements and programs, letters concerning donantion of works for charitable causes, acceptances into art societies, and acceptances of works into exhibitions, including one from John Taylor Arms and one from Juliana Force. There is also a letter discussing the disposition of Miss Stevenson's estate.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y.; b. 1875; d. 1965.
Provenance:
Donated 1970 by Dorothy Paris. According to friend Miriam Eaton, Stevenson discarded most of her papers shortly before her death.
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 York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.stevbeul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stevbeul

Ronven Owen Sherower papers

Creator:
Sherower, Ronven Owen  Search this
Names:
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Extent:
16 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
An eight page manuscript and a typescript of the same by Sherower regarding her father, Arthur B. Davies; notes; and four photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Daughter of Arthur B. Davies; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1980 by Abbott William Sherower, Sherower's widower.
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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sherronv
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sherronv

Ad Reinhardt postcards to Katherine Scrivener

Creator:
Scrivener, Katherine  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Extent:
3 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1951 Apr. 16
Scope and Contents:
Three postcards from Reinhardt to Katherine Scrivener of words Reinhardt chooses to describe art and words he does not like to use in describing art.
Biographical / Historical:
Scrivener was an acquaintance of New York painter Ad Reinhardt. They met while attending Columbia University.
Provenance:
Donated 1969 by Katherine Scrivener.
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 York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.reinadpc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-reinadpc

Helen Appleton Read papers

Creator:
Read, Helen Appleton, 1897-1974  Search this
Names:
Portraits (Gallery: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
[ca. 1920]-1974
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, biographical data, writings, lectures, articles, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs.
REEL N736: Five volumes of the Sunday art pages of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1922-1935.
REELS 3094-3096: Biographical data; correspondence with Samuel Reyburn, President of Lord and Taylor, concerning an exhibition of modern French decorative art; letters from Eugene Speicher and others and one from Rockwell Kent, 1946, discussing his relationship with Robert Henri; a transcript from the New York School Art League broadcast "Meet the Artist" in which Read discusses portrait painting; notes, lectures and articles; 4 scrapbooks containing biographical data, letters, exhibition invitations and catalogs from Portraits, Inc. and other galleries, clippings, her articles for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Smith College memorabilia and photographs; photographs of portraits, Read, her friends and family; and lecture announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and gallery director of Portraits, Inc., Portrait Center of America, New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reels 3094-3096 donated by Helen Read Trent, Read's daughter, 1975. Scrapbooks on reel N736 lent for microfilming by Helen Appleton Read, 1967. Read subsequently donated them to Smith College.
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.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Art criticism -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.readhele
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-readhele

Anne Eisner papers

Creator:
Putnam, Anne Eisner  Search this
Names:
Putnam, Patrick Tracy Lowell, 1903 or 4-1953  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Africa, Central -- Description and Travel
Date:
1936-1968
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, clippings, photographs and sketchbooks primarily relating to her life in the Belgian Congo among Pygmies with her husband, anthropologist Patrick Tracy Lowell Putnam.
Photographs depict Eisners' paintings and her and her husband at their home "Camp Putnam" in the Ituri Forest in the Belgian Congo. Printed material includes clippings (1936-1965) about exhibitions of her artwork in New York, her experiences in Africa, press releases, and her obituary.
Biographical / Historical:
Abstract painter, landscape painter, watercolorist, printer, writer and collector of African art. From 1945-1953 she lived in a Pygmy village in the Belgian Congo, where she devoted her painting and writing talents to portraying the life of Pygmies and African flora and fauna. Her collection of African art was exhibited 1967 at the Museum of Natural History, New York. Born 1911. Died 1967.
Provenance:
Donated and lent 1970 by William J. Eisner, the father of Anne Eisner.
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.
Topic:
Art and anthropology  Search this
Landscape painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters -- Africa, Central  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.putnanne
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-putnanne

Bruce Moore papers

Creator:
Moore, Bruce, 1905-1980  Search this
Extent:
1 microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1925-1975
Scope and Contents:
Twenty-five photographs of Moore's sculpture and Steuben glass designs executed between 1935 and 1965.
Biographical / Historical:
Bruce Moore (1905-1980) was a portrait painter and sculptor in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Unmicrofilmed material donated 1978-1980 by Alice H. Moore, widow of Bruce Moore; material on reel 2029 lent for microfilming 1980 by the office of Visual Resources, National Collection of Fine Arts. Unmicrofilmed material (40 boxes, 1 sol, 7 ov, 11 rd, ) transferred to Wichita Art Association November 4, 1996 and (1 bx, 2 sols) on July 14, 2008.
Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.moorbruc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moorbruc

William Rickarby Miller diary and writings

Creator:
Miller, William Rickarby, 1818-1893  Search this
Extent:
450 Pages ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1850-1884
Scope and Contents:
A diary in which Miller writes of personal affairs, daily activities, his work and friends; a notebook, "Hints and Recipes pertaining to Painting in Oil and Water Colors and the General Practice of Art"; manuscripts of the following writings: "My Rules and Plans of Life," "Fruit from the Tree of Life," "On Poetic Beauty in Nature"; "A Cunning Little Gypsy," "The Basket Maker of Bloomingdale," and "The Hunter's Song, or Life in the Woods."
Biographical / Historical:
Landscape painter; New York, N.Y. Born in England.
Provenance:
Lent 1974 by the New York Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York -- Technique  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.millwilr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-millwilr

Doris Kreindler papers

Creator:
Kreindler, Doris Barsky, 1901-1974  Search this
Names:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Robles, Esther  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
[ca. 1930-1975]
Scope and Contents:
Biographical sketches, art society memberships and invitations, andKreindler's will; letters from Hans Hofmann, Jacob Kainen, Esther Robles, and others, undated, 1938-1974; a lecture, "Abstraction - Its Full Meaning," presented by Kreindler in 1957; miscellaneous notes; 5 gallery guest books from her shows at Jacques Seligmann gallery, undated, 1952-1967; gallery receipts; exhibition catalogs, undated, 1930-1975; printed materials; 5 scrapbooks containing letters, photographs, and printed materials; and 4 photographs of Kreindler and ca. 400 of her art works.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, etcher, educator & lithographer; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material donated 1973-1985 by the Doris Kreindler estate, via Mrs. Harold Koffman.
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:
Educators  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Lithographers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.kreidori
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kreidori

Seymour Fogel papers

Creator:
Fogel, Seymour, 1911-1984  Search this
Mary Ryan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mortimer Levitt Gallery  Search this
Names:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
5.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1926-1984
Scope and Contents:
Biographical materials including awards and resumes; correspondence, 1934-1979, regarding his mural work for the Federal Work Agency in New York and elsewhere, with his wife, Barbara, while traveling and working across the country, between Barbara and their children, and with the Mortimer Levitt and Ryan galleries and others; mailing lists of persons to be advised of his upcoming exhibitions; unpublished writings by Fogel, drafts of Barbara's manuscript of Fogel, and other works; sketches and mural designs by Fogel; materials relating to teaching, mural and grant competitions, and the Federal Work Agency;financial records including bank statements, tax forms, exhibition receipts, and lists of works exhibited; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings and other printed materials; photographs of Fogel, his family and friends, and his works of art; and six cassette tapes and videotaped interviews with Fogel, 1976-1982.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mural painter; Weston, Connecticut.
Provenance:
Donated 1975-1985 by Seymour Fogel.
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 -- Connecticut -- Weston  Search this
Painters -- Connecticut -- Weston  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.fogeseym
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fogeseym

Dorothy Lubell Feigin papers

Creator:
Feigin, Dorothy Dee Lubell, 1902-1969  Search this
Names:
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1924-1969
Scope and Contents:
Illustrated envelopes; organizational records; correspondence; photographs; a scrapbook; and printed material.
UNMICROFILMED: 13 illustrated envelopes from Waldo Peirce to Feigin.
REEL N69-128: Correspondence, including letters from the National Academy of Design, the Society of Modern Etchers, the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, and the National Association of Women Artists, and the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors; clippings; exhibition catalogs; a scrapbook; and photographs of her work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, etcher, lithographer, graphic artist, teacher; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reel N69-128 donated 1971 by Dr. Simeon Feigin, Feigin's son. Unfilmed material donated 1974 by Edith Bry, a close friend of Feigin, a colleague and fellow member of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors.
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:
Lithographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Lithography -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.feigdoro
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-feigdoro

Ralph Fabri papers

Creator:
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-  Search this
Names:
American Watercolor Society  Search this
Artists for Victory, Inc.  Search this
Society of American Etchers  Search this
Today's art  Search this
Extent:
26 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Christmas cards
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Drawings
Diaries
Watercolors
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Illustrated letters
Date:
circa 1870s-1975
bulk 1918-1975
Summary:
The Ralph Fabri papers measure 26.0 linear feet and are dated circa 1870s-1975, with the bulk of the material dated 1918-1975. Biographical information, correspondence, subject files, writings, art work, financial records, miscellaneous records, scrapbooks, printed material, a videotape of Fabri in his studio, and photographs document the professional career and personal life of the painter, printmaker, commercial artist, writer, and teacher.
Scope and Content Note:
The Ralph Fabri papers measure 26.0 linear feet and are dated circa 1870s-1975, with the bulk of the material dated 1918-1975. Biographical information, correspondence, subject files, writings, art work, financial records, miscellaneous records, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs document the professional career and personal life of the painter, printmaker, commercial artist, writer, and teacher.

Biographical information includes awards and certificates, educational records, passports and travel documents.

Almost one-half of the collection consists of Fabri's correspondence. There is correspondence with friends and relatives, as well as professional correspondence. Much of the early correspondence with friends and family is written in Hungarian and also include small watercolors by Fabri that he used as postcards to send messages to family members. A number of later letters are illustrated with drawings by Fabri and other artists. Extensive correspondence - often daily missives - records romantic liaisons with Mabel Farrar, Mina Kocherthaler, Elly von Marczell, and Mavis Elizabeth Peat, as well as the travels and careers of Hungarian opera singer Maria Samson and composer and impresario Laszlo Schawrtz. In addition, there are large numbers of Christmas cards, many with original artwork, from artist friends and former students. Professional correspondence concerns teaching, writing and publishing, commercial work, exhibitions and sales.

Subject files relate mainly to organizations and institutions in which Fabri was active, and include his correspondence and some official records (minutes, reports, financial records), and printed material. Among the organizations and institutions are: Allied Artists of America, Inc., Artists for Victory, Inc., Audubon Artists of America, Inc., National Academy of Design, and Society of American Etchers. Other subject files concern the schools where Fabri taught and publications with which he was associated.

Among the writings by Fabri are drafts and completed manuscripts of articles, books (including two unpublished titles), music and lyrics, and a few poems. Diaries (75 vols.) covering the period 1918-1975, contain almost daily entries that record in varying degrees of detail his professional and personal activities, special and mundane events, and opinions. Prior to 1939, the diaries are in Hungarian or partially in Hungarian. Heavily illustrated notes from his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts survive, along with other miscellaneous notes and 7 notebooks containing lists of concerts, operas, and plays attended by Fabri between 1912 and 1974.

Writings by other authors include the manuscript of Pastel Painting published by Stephen Csoka, said to have been written by Fabri.

Art work by Fabri includes student work, early commercial work, drawings and sketches, a few early watercolor paintings, and two sketchbooks. Work by other artists consists of a watercolor by his uncle Miklos Fabri, a pencil drawing by Laszlo Schwartz, a gouache painting by Paul Mommer, and an ink drawing by Marantz.

Financial records mainly concern banking transactions and taxes. In addition there are receipts for personal and business expenses and packages sent to family in Hungary.

Included among the miscellaneous records and artifacts are art sales and donations, six medals awarded to Fabri, and guest books. A videotape (SONY Helical Scan recording) of Fabri in his studio, made by Jerome Bona and Rick Brown that aired on NYC public access television station Channel C in 1973, is also included.

Scrapbooks (10 vols.) contain reproductions of Fabri's early commercial work, clippings, printed material, and a few photographs documenting his career.

Printed material by Fabri includes articles, books, commercial designs, reproductions, and works translated by Fabri for publication in Hungarian. Also included are issues of Today's Art containing signed and unsigned articles and editorials by Fabri, and some pieces he wrote using pseudonyms. Exhibition related items include catalogs, announcements, and invitations for Fabri's group and solo exhibitions and exhibitions of other artists. Also included are posters, and prospectuses.

Photographs are of art work, people, places, and miscellaneous subjects. People pictured are Ralph Fabri, his family (including a few ancestors), friends, and unidentified individuals and groups. Places documented include exterior views of Pension Villa-Fabri in Hungary (the family's restaurant and hotel), as well as photographs of foreign lands visited by Fabri or sent to him by friends. An item of note filed with miscellaneous subjects is a parade float titled "Give a Thought to Music," designed and constructed by Fabri. Included in ten photograph albums are views of paintings and commercial work by Fabri, various friends, his studio, the Dreiser estate in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., and group portraits of City College of New York faculty.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 10 series::

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1919-1973, undated (Box 1, OV 31; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1904-1975, undated (Boxes 1-12; 11.0 linear ft.)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1941-1975, undated (Boxes 12-14, 25; 2.1 linear ft.)

Series 4: Writings, 1911-1975, undated (Boxes 14-17; 3.8 linear ft.)

Series 5: Art Work, circa 1903-1970s, undated (Boxes 17, 26; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 6: Financial Records, 1923-1973, undated (Box 18; 0.6 linear ft.)

Series 7: Miscellaneous Records and Artifacts, 1931-1975, undated (Box 18; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1911-1971 (Boxes 27-30; 1.3 linear ft.)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1910s-1973, undated (Boxes 19-23, OV 32; 4.8 linear ft.)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1870s-1973, undated (Boxes 23-25; 1.4 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Painter and printmaker, commercial artist, writer, and teacher Ralph Fabri was born Fabri Reszo in Hungary in 1894. He was educated in Budapest, first studying architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology from 1912 to 1914. He then enrolled in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, from which he graduated in 1918 with a Professor's Diploma (M.A.) "for teaching drawing, painting and geometry - including descriptive and projective geometry - in schools of higher education."

Fabri arrived in New York City in 1921 and soon adopted the anglicized version of his name, Ralph Fabri. He began doing commercial design work and during the academic year of 1923/24 was enrolled as an evening student at the National Academy of Design. After becoming an American citizen in 1927, he traveled extensively in Europe. Upon returning to New York that same year, Fabri decided his financial situation was stable enough to allow him to focus his attention on fine art.

During the Great Depression, Fabri's already inadequate portrait commissions and art sales further declined and he returned to commercial work. He established a workshop known as the Ralph Fabri Studios, that designed theatrical and movie sets, window displays, and retail interiors. But Fabri found the workshop dirty and distasteful, and eventually was able to concentrate on advertising work which could be done from home. The largest clients for his pen and ink drawings were The Stamp and Album Co. of America, Inc. (for which he designed covers for stamp albums and produced illustrations for envelopes housing sets of stamps sold to collectors), Geographica Map Co., and Joseph H. Cohen & Sons (for whom he designed and illustrated mail order catalogs). Another source of income during this period was the design and construction of an addition to "Iroki," Theodore Dreiser's estate in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., for which Fabri acted as architect and contractor.

Soon after arriving in the United States, Fabri began writing art reviews and articles on art and other topics for publication in Hungarian newspapers, and began submitting similar pieces to American newspapers and periodicals. Between 1949 and 1951 Pictures on Exhibit published a series of twenty articles by Fabri on materials and techniques, and from 1952 through 1961 he was a critic for that publication. Fabri contributed many articles on a variety of topics to Today's Art, starting in 1953, the year the magazine was established. In 1961, Fabri became associate editor of that monthly periodical and was named its editor in 1970, a position he held for the remainder of his life. During his tenure, every issue of Today's Art included signed and unsigned articles and editorials by Fabri, as well as some pieces written under pseudonyms. He also worked as a book reviewer for American Artist and art editor of Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia.

Fabri may be best known for his books in the how-to-do-it vein, some of which were distributed through art supply stores. Among his many books are: Learn to Draw (1945), Oil Painting: How-to-Do-It! (1953), A Guide to Polymer Painting (1966), Sculpture in Paper (1966), Color: A Complete Guide for Artists (1967), Complete Guide to Flower Painting (1968), The First Hundred Years: History of the American Watercolor Society (1969), Painting Outdoors (1969), Painting Cityscapes (1970), and Artist's Guide to Composition (1971).

For nearly three decades, Fabri taught art in New York City. He was an instructor in the life and still life classes at the Parson's School of Design from 1947 through 1949. In 1951, Fabri was appointed associate professor at City College of New York, where he taught painting and art history until retiring in 1967. In addition, he was on the faculty of School of the National Academy of Design, teaching painting, drawing, and graphics from 1964 until his death.

Fabri was an active member of many artists' organizations. He was president of the National Society of Painters in Casein, Inc., an organization founded by Fabri in 1953 (it later became the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Inc.); he also served as president of the Audubon Artists and the Allied Artists of America, Inc. As historian of The American Watercolor Society, Fabri wrote a book length history of that organization published on the occasion of its centennial. He was the secretary and treasurer of the National Academy of Design, as well as serving on many of its committees.

Paintings and prints by Ralph Fabri have been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and, to a lesser extent, in Europe. A frequent lecturer, his painting demonstrations were quite popular. Fabri received numerous honors and awards, and his work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the National Academy of Design, the Norfolk Museum of Art and Science, Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery in Budapest, and many other public and private collections.

Ralph Fabri died in New York City in February 1975.
Related Material:
Ralph Fabri donated his correspondence with Theodore and Helen Dreiser, 1929-1955, to the University of Pennsylvania, where it is now part of the Theodore Dreiser papers.
Provenance:
The Ralph Fabri papers were donated by Ralph Fabri, 1971-1974. Additional papers were the gift of his estate, 1975-1976.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ralph Fabri 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.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art criticism -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Christmas cards
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Drawings
Diaries
Watercolors
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Illustrated letters -- Local
Citation:
Ralph Fabri papers, circa 1870s-1975, bulk 1918-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fabrralp
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Guy Pène Du Bois papers

Creator:
Pène Du Bois, Guy , 1884-1958  Search this
Names:
C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
McCoy, Samuel Duff, 1882-  Search this
Pène du Bois, William, 1916-1993  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Date:
circa 1900-1963
bulk 1920-1963
Summary:
The papers of painter and art critic Guy Pène Du Bois measure 2.0 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1963 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1920 to 1963. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence, including letters from Royal Cortissoz and Edward Hopper; writings, including essays, journals, short stories, and drafts of the autobiography Artists Say the Silliest Things; personal business records; printed material; and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and art critic Guy Pène Du Bois measure 2.0 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1963 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1920 to 1963. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence, including letters from Royal Cortissoz and Edward Hopper; writings, including essays, journals, short stories, and drafts of the autobiography Artists Say the Silliest Things; personal business records; printed material; and artwork.

Biographical materials consist of certificates, a curriculum vitae, passport, and a photograph of two unidentified women.

Correspondence is primarily with Pène Du Bois' family, friends, and business associates. The series includes significant correspondence from fellow art critic Royal Cortissoz; artists Raphael Soyer and Edward Hopper; and writers Samuel Duff McCoy, Lincoln Isham, and Newton Booth Tarkington. Other correspondents of note include C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries and Pène Du Bois' son, the children's book illustrator William Pène Du Bois.

Writings include book drafts of Pène Du Bois' autobiography, Artists Say the Silliest Things, journal entries, 35 essays, 8 short stories, and various writing fragments and notes.

Personal business records consist of account and sales records from C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, book and publishing contracts, and receipts for art supply purchases.

Printed material includes a brochure for the Guy Pène Du Bois School of Art, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and miscellaneous printed material.

Artwork consists of pen and ink sketches by Pène Du Bois and a print by an unknown artist.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Biographical material, 1929-1954 (4 folders; Box 1)

Correspondence, 1908-1958 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Writings, circa 1900-1954 (1.1 linear feet; Box 1-4)

Personal business records, circa 1920-1949 (3 folders; Box 3)

Printed material, circa 1920-1963 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Artwork, circa 1920-1954 (2 folders; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and art critic Guy Pène Du Bois (1884-1958) lived and worked in New York City, New York and was known for his realist paintings, essays, and art reviews.

Pène Du Bois was born in Brooklyn, New York to the art critic Henri Pène Du Bois and his wife Laura. After he showed an early interest in art, his' family supported his decision to enroll in William Merritt Chase's New York School of Art at the age of 15. There, Pène Du Bois trained with the realist painters Robert Henri and Kenneth Hayes Miller along with fellow students George Bellows, Edward Hopper, and Rockwell Kent. In 1905, he traveled to Paris and studied briefly with the artist Thèophile Steinlen, but returned to New York the following year after the death of his father. To help support his family, he found work as an illustrator and cartoonist for the New York American, and was promoted to the position of art critic for the newspaper in 1909.

In 1911, Pène Du Bois married his wife, Florence Duncan, and became an assistant writer for the New York Tribune under Royal Cortissoz (1913). Pène Du Bois also wrote art reviews for the New York Post (1916-1918), and was a writer and later editor of Arts and Decoration (1913-1915, 1917-1921). During these years, Pène Du Bois also began to establish a career as a realist painter of note. His work was included in the 1913 Armory Show, after which he signed on as a member of the Kraushaar Gallery stable. Throughout the 1910s, Pène Du Bois exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, and held his first one-man show in 1918 at the Whitney Studio Club.

From 1920 to 1924, Pène Du Bois taught at the Art Students League, and spent the latter part of the 1920s in France with his family. After seven years, he moved his family back to Connecticut and opened the Guy Pène Du Bois School of Art in Stonington, Connecticut. Throughout the 1930s, Pène Du Bois continued painting and received commissions to design federal murals in upstate New York (1937) and Boston (1942). In 1940, Pène Du Bois published his autobiography, Artists Say the Silliest Things. After the death of his wife in 1950, Pène Du Bois lived and traveled with his daughter's family and died in her home in Boston in 1958.
Related Materials:
The Archives also holds the Guy Pène Du Bois and Mary Lightfoot Tarleton correspondence.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 28) including sketches and etching proofs. Lent material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Sketches and etching proofs were lent to the Archives of American Art in 1970 for microfilming by Pène du Bois' children, Yvonne McKenney and William Pène du Bois. Yvonne McKenney donated papers in 1971. In 1980, two journals dating from 1913 to 1955, were loaned for microfilming by Pène du Bois' daughter-in-law, Willa Kim. These journals were subsequently donated by Martha Fleishman in 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Guy Pène Du Bois 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.
Topic:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Citation:
Guy Pène Du Bois papers, circa 1900-1963, bulk 1920-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.duboguyp
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Lynne Drexler papers

Creator:
Drexler, Lynne Mapp, 1928-1999  Search this
Names:
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1980
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; photographs; financial papers; clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements.
REEL N70-25: Correspondence, mostly about Drexler's work and personal matters, 5 letters and cards from Clay Spohn and 1 letter from Martha Jackson; 3 exhibition announcements; a photograph; and a clipping.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, including a letter from Hans Hofmann; photographs; financial papers; clippings; an exhibition catalog and announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y. Married to painter John Hultberg.
Provenance:
Donated 1970-1980 by Lynne Drexler.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.drexlynn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family papers

Creator:
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Names:
Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1876-1963
bulk 1890-1930
Summary:
The papers of Thomas Wilmer Dewing and the Dewing family measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1876-1963. Found within the papers are biographical materials on Thomas Dewing; personal correspondence from Dewing, his wife Maria Oakey, and other family members; writings; printed materials; and photographs of Dewing, his family, and his work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Thomas Wilmer Dewing and the Dewing family measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1876-1963. Found within the papers are biographical materials on Thomas Dewing; personal correspondence from Dewing, his wife Maria Oakey, and other family members; writings; printed materials; and photographs of Dewing, his family, and his work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series:

Series 1: Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing Family Papers, 1876-1963 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OV 2)
Biographical / Historical:
Painters Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) and Maria Oakey Dewing (1855-1927) lived and worked in New York, N.Y. and Cornish, New Hampshire. A native of Boston, Thomas Dewing began his art studies at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and traveled to Paris in 1876 to study at the Académie Julian under Gustave Boulanger and Jules Lefebvre. He returned to Boston in 1877 and moved to New York City in 1880 where he met and married his wife, Maria Oakey, in 1881. Known for his tonalist style, Dewing taught at the Art Students League from 1881 to 1888, and was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1888. Dewing was also a member of the Ten American Painters, an exhibiting group that included Childe Hassam and William Merritt Chase. Prominent patrons of his work include the architect Stanford White and the art collectors Charles Lang Freer and John Gellatly.

An artist in her own right, Maria Oakey Dewing began her studies at Cooper Union in 1866 and continued at the National Academy of Fine Arts in 1881. She was also a founding member of the Art Students League and a member of the Society of American Artists. Maria Dewing exhibited works at the National Academy of Design and continued to exhibit still life paintings after her marriage to Dewing, receiving awards at the 1893 Columbian Exposition and the 1901 Pan American Exposition. From 1885 to 1905, the Dewings summered at the artist colony in Cornish, New Hampshire and had one child, Elizabeth Dewing Kaup. Maria died at her home in New York in 1927 and Thomas died in New York in 1938.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 1818, 2077, and 2083) including correspondence, writings and diaries, sketchbooks, and photograph albums. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Thomas and Maria Dewing's daughter, Elizabeth Dewing Kaup, donated the papers in separate accessions beginning in 1959. In 1979-1980, ten additional letters were given by Mary Morain, the Dewings' granddaughter, through Susan Hobbs. Material was lent for microfilming by Mrs. Pete A. Gunther in 1980 and by Hugh Franklin in 1981. In 2009, an additional handful of correspondence and photographs were anonymously donated to the Archives.
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.
Rights:
The Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family 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.
Occupation:
Women artists -- New Hampshire  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- New Hampshire  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family papers, 1876-1963, bulk 1890-1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dewithom
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