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Zorach family papers, 1900-1987

Creator:
Zorach family  Search this
Subject:
Zorach, William  Search this
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach  Search this
Zorach, Tessim  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6932
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209061
AAA_collcode_zorazora
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209061
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Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9

Interviewee:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Interviewer:
Kurabi, Louise Katzman, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Curtis, Edward S.  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Van Dyke, Willard  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women photographers  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216482
AAA_collcode_cunnin75
Theme:
Photography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216482
Online Media:

Eugen Neuhaus papers, [ca. 1906-1966]

Creator:
Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963  Search this
Subject:
Neuhaus, Robert R.  Search this
Sproul, Robert Gordon  Search this
Hagemeyer, Johan  Search this
Heil, Walter  Search this
Doerner, Max  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Nahl, Charles Christian  Search this
University of California, Berkeley.Dept. of Art  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9576
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211777
AAA_collcode_neuheuge
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211777

Roi Partridge interview, 1980

Creator:
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Steinberg, Steve  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Printmakers  Search this
Prints  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9750
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212126
AAA_collcode_partroii
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212126

Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1909-1984

Creator:
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Subject:
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Hunter, Dard  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Neuhaus, Eugen  Search this
Linsky, Elizabeth  Search this
Anderson, Sherwood  Search this
Jacques, Bertha  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10831
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214574
AAA_collcode_partroi
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214574
Online Media:

Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991

Creator:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Subject:
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Mann, Margery  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Bristol, Horace  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon  Search this
Witkin, Lee D.  Search this
Andreson, Laura F.  Search this
Van Dyke, Willard  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Noskowiak, Sonya  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Steinert, Otto  Search this
Schoener, Allon  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Bourke-White, Margaret  Search this
Aalto, Alvar  Search this
Bissantz, Edgar  Search this
Bullock, Wynn  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Struss, Karl  Search this
Butler, John Davidson  Search this
Hellman, Lillian Florence  Search this
Strand, Paul  Search this
Toklas, Alice B.  Search this
Newman, Arnold  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
George Eastman House  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
Henry Art Gallery  Search this
Witkin Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9453
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211651
AAA_collcode_cunnimog
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211651
Online Media:

Albert M. Bender papers, 1909-1941

Creator:
Bender, Albert M. (Albert Maurice), 1866-1941  Search this
Subject:
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo  Search this
Adams, Virginia Best  Search this
Leon, Judah  Search this
Danysh, Joseph A.  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Raphael, Joseph  Search this
Bremer, Anne  Search this
Liebes, Dorothy  Search this
Partridge, Marian  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Nash, John Henry  Search this
Burgess, Gelett  Search this
Bufano, Virginia  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Magnes, Beatrice L.  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Morgan, Julia  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Gogarty, Oliver St. John  Search this
Raphael, Johanna  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9895
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212397
AAA_collcode_bendalbe
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212397

Self-Portrait

Artist:
Imogen Cunningham, born Portland, OR 1883-died San Francisco, CA 1976  Search this
Possibly by:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Sitter:
Imogen Cunningham  Search this
Imogen Cunningham  Search this
Medium:
platinum print
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (9.5 x 11.5 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1915
Topic:
Landscape\phenomenon\light  Search this
Occupation\art\photographer  Search this
Portrait female\self-portrait  Search this
Portrait female\waist length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1994.91.41
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk777d26f81-5afa-4c77-9a6f-7c9472c9fdda
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1994.91.41

L'Ile de la Cite--Paris

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 x 7 7/8 in. (25.3 x 20.0 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1913
Topic:
Cityscape\France\Paris  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.241
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b4f6e8ca-b3e7-44d8-acf2-0856d220d026
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1935.13.241

Willowland

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27.6 x 35.1 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Landscape\tree\willow tree  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.634
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk772d8b264-3228-4ebe-a56f-ab6c633a39e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1935.13.634

Tall Willows

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 3/8 x 8 in. (18.7 x 20.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Landscape\tree\willow tree  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.635
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk72f9011a6-ba81-4951-aaaf-715c2960154b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1935.13.635

Avalanche Land

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27.7 x 35.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Landscape\mountain  Search this
Landscape\weather\snow  Search this
Disaster\avalanche  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.636
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7089db54c-ae4e-47ca-a9e5-c1c9449bec5e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1935.13.636

Sun Dance Canyon

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching
Dimensions:
plate: 8 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (21.3 x 17.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1929-1932
Topic:
Landscape\canyon\Sun Dance Canyon  Search this
Landscape\Alberta  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.637
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk774185251-ce28-4df7-9048-031eebf0b833
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1935.13.637

On the Carmel Coast

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching
Dimensions:
plate: 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (27.4 x 35.0 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1930-1931
Topic:
Animal\bird  Search this
Landscape\coast  Search this
Landscape\California\Carmel  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.638
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk73e746c72-40b2-4e58-b56f-1bea552520e5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1935.13.638

The Troubadour

Alternate Title:
Roi George Partridge
Artist:
William Auerbach-Levy, 1889 - 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Roi Partridge, 1888 - 1984  Search this
Medium:
Etching on paper
Dimensions:
22.5 × 14.9cm (8 7/8 × 5 7/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
1913
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Mandolin  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Roi Partridge: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private Collection
Object number:
PC992244
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm483d8e3ad-1362-4c11-83d7-bf7d976eac08
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PC992244

Roi Partridge

Artist:
Peter W. Blos, 1903 - 1986  Search this
Sitter:
Roi Partridge, 1888 - 1984  Search this
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
75.8cm x 63cm (29 13/16" x 24 13/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1940
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Apron  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Artist's Effects\Drawing paper  Search this
Artist's Effects\Printing press  Search this
Roi Partridge: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Academy of Design
Website: www.nationalacademy.org/
Object number:
106-P-122
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46989bcb8-9f0f-4d86-954b-6188c3009b60
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_106-P-122

The Zorach Family papers

Creator:
Zorach Family  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach, 1917-  Search this
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, Tessim  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
4.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Prints
Articles
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Notes
Writings
Date:
1900-1987
Summary:
The Zorach Family papers measure 4.4 linear feet and consist of materials relating to the lives and careers of sculptor and painter William Zorach, his wife painter and weaver Marguerite, and their children, painter and multi-media artist Dahlov Ipcar and collector and art dealer Tessim Zorach. The bulk of the papers consists of letters to Tessim regarding his parent's artwork. Additional materials include scattered letters to William Zorach; writings and notes by William, Marguerite, and Tessim; a sketchbook and drawings by William; prints by Marguerite; Marguerite's scrapbook; printed materials; and photographs of the Zorach family and of William Zorach in his studio and at work.
Scope and Content Note:
The Zorach Family papers measure 4.4 linear feet and consist of materials relating to the lives and careers of sculptor and painter William Zorach, his wife painter and weaver Marguerite, and their children, painter and multi-media artist Dahlov Ipcar and collector and art dealer Tessim Zorach. The bulk of the papers consists of letters to Tessim regarding his parent's artwork. Additional materials include scattered letters to William Zorach; writings and notes by William, Marguerite, and Tessim; a sketchbook and drawings by William; prints by Marguerite; Marguerite's scrapbook; printed materials; and photographs of the Zorach family and of William Zorach in his studio and at work.

The majority of correspondence is between Tessim Zorach and various museums and galleries concerning exhibitions and donations of his parents' works of art. There are scattered letters to William Zorach among the correspondence. Business records consist of materials relating to the Collection of the Zorach Children, including lists of works of art by the Zorach's, a file relating to an exhibition of Zorach artwork at the Brooklyn Museum, and photographs of works of art considered for donation.

Writings and Notes include a typescript of an article written by Marguerite Zorach, writings by William Zorach, a typescript of Young Poems by William and Marguerite, as well as articles written by others about the Zorachs. Artwork by Marguerite Zorach includes two prints and a tracing. Also found is one sketchbook, and additional drawings by William Zorach. There is one unsigned lithograph.

The majority of exhibition announcements, catalogs, and clippings concern William and Marguerite Zorach although there are two announcements for Dahlov Ipcar. There is one scrapbook of clippings about Marguerite.

The papers include photographs of Marguerite and William Zorach, their parents, baby photos of Tessim and Dahlov, family pictures of the Zorachs, and of Marguerite and William in their studios. There are several folders of William Zorach working in his studios and additional photos of him carving a relief sculpture and a sculpture for the Southwest Bank. Most of these photographs contain detailed annotations written by William Zorach about the work. There is one folder of photographs of William in France in 1910-1911, including one of Zorach in Roi Partridge's studio. There is one photograph of Zorach taken by Ansel Adams in Yosemite, a photo of Zorach working by Arnold Newman, and several taken by Imogen Cunnigham.

Other photographs are of works of art, most of which depict William's works.

Artifacts include Marguerite's batik tools and approximately fifty commercially made printing blocks.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1907-1969 (Box 1, 6; 3 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1982 (Box 1-2; 1.75 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, 1967-1971, circa 1960s-1970s (Box 2-3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1930s-1973, 1987 (Box 3; 8 folders)

Series 5: Artworks, 1900-circa 1920s (Box 3, 6; 12 folders)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1922-1953 (Box 3; 1 folder)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1912-1982 (Box 3; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1908-1966 (Box 3-5; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 9: Artifacts, circa 1910s, circa 1950s (Box 4; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
William Zorach (1887-1966) was a modernist painter and sculptor working primarily in New York city, along with his wife Marguerite (1887-1968) who worked as a fauvist painter, printmaker, and textile artist. Their children were painter Dahlov Ipcar (1917-) and art collector Tessim Zorach (1915-1995.)

Born in Lithuania, William Zorach immigrated to the United States where his family settled in Cleveland, Ohio. An early interest in art led to a printmaking apprenticeship. He then moved to New York City and enrolled in the National Academy of Design where he studied painting and drawing. In 1910, Zorach traveled to Paris to study and where he met his wife Marguerite Thompson at the La Palette art school. Marguerite grew up in Fresno, California and studied art at Stanford University. Both artists were heavily influenced by the fauvist and cubist art movements.

Returning to America, Marguerite and William married and both continued to create and experiment with varied media. Their paintings were featured in the 1913 New York City Armory Show and they are credited with being among the first artists to introduce European modernist styles to American modernism. The Zorachs were very close both as a couple and as working active artists.

In the 1920s, Marguerite began to experiment with textiles and created large, fine art tapestries and hooked rugs. Also, she used batik dying techniques on fabrics. William also expanded his genre by creating direct sculpture in 1918, which would become his primary medium.

In 1915, William and Marguerite started a family with their son, Tessim. Two years later, their daughter Dahlov was born. The Zorachs divided the year and lived in New York City, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. In 1923, the family bought a farm on Georgetown Island, Maine where they lived, worked, and entertained friends.

Dahlov and Tessim were exposed to art from an early age. Dahlov showed artistic promise as a child and her parents supported her creativity by allowing her to express herself without formal training. Dahlov pursued painting and later became an illustrator for children's books. Additionally, she wrote fantasy novels and short stories. Dahlov married Adolf Ipcar in 1936. Like the rest of his family, Tessim Zorach developed an interest of art and along with his wife Peggy, he amassed a large private collection of ancient to modern art.

William and Marguerite continued to sculpt and paint until their deaths in 1966 and 1968, respectively.

Together, Dahlov and Tessim established the Collection of the Zorach Children which coordinated donations of their parents' art to many museums throughout the United States and the world. The artwork of both artists is found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Delaware Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Farnsworth Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Philips Collection, and educational institutions such as Colby College, University of Vermont, Williams College, Bowdoin College, and the University of Virginia. In addition William has works associated with many public buildings, among them: Radio City Music Hall, New York City Municipal Court, the U.S. Post Office in Washington D.C. as well as Farleigh Dickinson University.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds the Dahlov Ipcar papers, 1906-1997. Also found is one oral history interview with William Zorach conducted by by John D. Morse on April 2, 1959 and an oral history interview with Dahlov Ipcar conducted by Robert F. Brown on November 13, 1979.

The bulk of William Zorach's papers are held by the Library of Congress.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming on reels NY59-1-NY59-4 and NY59-19. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are now held by the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division. This material is not described in the collection container inventory or finding aid.
Provenance:
William Zorach lent papers for microfilming to the Archives of American Art in 1959. Tessim Zorach donated materials between 1976-1987.
Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Zorach 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.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Prints
Articles
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Notes
Writings
Citation:
The Zorach Family papers, 1900-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.zorazora
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zorazora

Roi Partridge papers

Creator:
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966  Search this
Jacques, Bertha  Search this
Linsky, Elizabeth  Search this
Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963  Search this
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Travelogs
Scrapbooks
Christmas cards
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Notes
Date:
1909-2003
bulk 1909-1984
Summary:
The papers of California printmaker and educator Roi Partridge measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1909-2003, with the bulk of the material dated 1909-1984. Found here are scattered correspondence, notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs. Several of the documents date from the time Partridge was married to photographer Imogen Cunningham, particularly family correspondence and a travel log of family car camping trips to the west. The same travel log documents one sketching trip Partridge made with Eugen Neuhaus.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of California printmaker and educator Roi Partridge measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1909-2003, with the bulk of the material dated 1909-1984. Found here are scattered correspondence, notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs. Several of the documents date from the time Partridge was married to photographer Imogen Cunningham, particularly family correspondence and a travel log of family car camping trips to the west. The same travel log documents one sketching trip Partridge made with Eugen Neuhaus.

General and family correspondence consists largely of incoming letters with some copies and drafts of outgoing letters. General correspondence is mainly professional in nature and documents exhibitions, commissions, teaching, memberships in artists' organizations, and participation in the WPA Public Works of Art Project. A small number of letters from friends concerning personal and social matters are scattered throughout. Among the correspondents are Ansel Adams, Sherwood Anderson, John Taylor Arms, Hollywood Riviera Galleries, Dard Hunter, the Estate of Bertha Jacques [Elizabeth Linsky, executor], National Academy of Design, and Print Makers Society of California. Family correspondence includes letters to Roi Partridge from family members. Letters to Gryffyd's family are from Imogen Cunningham and Roi Partridge; letters from others about family members are also included.

Among the notes and writings are a travel log that documents car camping trips through California and New Mexico taken by Roi Partridge, Imogen Cunningham, and their three sons between 1924 and 1926. The volume also includes Roi's account of a 1926 sketching trip taken with Eugen Neuhaus along the California coast.

A scrapbook contains clippings and feature articles about Roi Partridge, along with exhibition announcements and reproductions. Additional printed material is about or mentions Roi Partridge and his family, Ansel Adams, and Imogen Cunningham. There are also family Christmas cards with reproductions of etchings and drawings by Roi Partridge.

Photographs are of people and art work, including photographs of Roi and May Ellen Partridge, and Donald Bear, the first Director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Janet Lineberger - later Mrs. Gryffyd Partridge - served as his assistant in the early 1940s). There are numerous photographs and negatives of art work by Roi Partridge (with appraisal and catalog information), and a photograph of Peter Blos' portrait of Partridge.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1909-1993 (Box 1; 0.3 linear ft.; reel 5028)

Series 2: Notes and Writings, 1924-1964 (Box 1; 5 folders.; reel 5028)

Series 3: Scrapbook, 1922-1977 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1913-2003 (Box 1; 0.25 linear ft.; reel 5028)

Series 5: Photographs, 1940-1987 (Box 1; 0.3 linear ft.; reel 5028)
Biographical Note:
Roy George Partridge (later known as Roi) was born in Centralia, Washington, in 1888, the son of a newspaper publisher and a pianist mother who accompanied silent films in Seattle movie houses. His mother enrolled him in a drawing and painting course at age 10. By 1907, the family had moved to Kansas where Partridge enrolled in studio courses at the newly established Fine Arts Institute of Kansas City. From there he then went to New York City to study at the school of the National Academy of Design during 1909 and 1910.

In 1910, with an art student friend from Seattle and enough cash to last a month, Partridge traveled to Europe and through a severe economy and by selling his etchings, managed to stay for four years. Between 1910 and 1914, he studied etching with Brockhoff in Munich, and rented a studio in Paris from 1911-1914. Once he had produced a sufficient number of prints, his friends John Butler and Clare Shepard arranged for an exhibition of his work in Seattle. They were assisted by Imogen Cunningham who sent her photo to Partridge and began corresponding with him.

The outbreak of World War I forced Partridge's return to Seattle where he and Imogen Cunningham finally met face to face. They were married within a matter of months. In their early years together, Roi managed to earn a living selling his prints and Imogen worked for Edward S. Curtis, whose photographs of American Indians had not yet achieved recognition. The couple soon produced three sons, Gryffyd and twins Padraic and Rondal. The family soon moved to San Francisco where Partridge worked as an artist in an advertising agency that also employed Maynard Dixon. During this time, he became friendly with the young Dorothea Lange who worked at the shop where Partridge had his film developed. After their marriage, Dixon and Lange established a close, long term friendship with the Partridge family.

In 1920, Partridge joined the faculty of Mills College as an art instructor, teaching design, painting, printmaking, lettering, and photography for 26 years. Partridge was such a popular teacher that the number of art students rose sharply and, for a time, art became the institution's most popular major. He was named chairman of the Art Department in 1923, and served as the first director of the college's art gallery from 1925 through 1935.

While teaching, Partridge remained an active artist and participated in exhibitions throughout the country at venues such as the Honolulu Art Academy, de Young Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Toronto Art Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art. Among the prizes and medals awarded him were: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle (1909), National Academy of Design (1910), Panama Pacific Exposition (1915), Art Institute of Chicago (191), Brooklyn Museum (1921), San Francisco Museum (1921), Los Angeles Museum of Art (1922, 1925, 1929), California Society of Print Makers (1929), and Library of Congress (1943). Partridge is represented in the permanent collections of many museums, colleges, and libraries, among them: Walker Art Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Art, San Diego Fine Arts Society, Milwaukee Art Gallery, Mills College, Scripps College, New York Public Library, and Library of Congress. Partridge also illustrated several books, and The Graphic Art of Roi Partridge: a Catalogue Raisonné by Anthony R. White was published in 1988.

Imogen Cunningham and Roi Partridge, both strong-willed and not given to compromise, divorced in 1934. They reconciled in the 1960s and remained on friendly terms until her death in 1976. Partridge's second wife, Marian Lyman, died in 1940. The following year, he married May Ellen Fisher, a teacher, who survived him.

In addition to his professional activities, Partridge pursued a wide variety of other interests. During the 1920s, he, Imogen, and their boys took numerous camping trips throughout California and New Mexico. With his third wife, May Ellen, he became an avid folk dancer and enthusiastic gardener, raised chickens and chinchillas, and kept bees. They had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii and Japan. In Japan, Partridge expanded his Japanese print collection which was eventually donated to the Mills College Art Gallery.

Roi Partridge died in Walnut Creek, California, on January 25, 1984.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds the papers of Imogen Cunningham, Partridge's first wife, which contain additional Partridge family correspondence and photographs. An untranscribed oral history interview of Roi Partridge conducted by Steve Steinberg in 1980 is also available.
Separated Material:
A portion of the gifts received from Gryffyd Partridge were separated and filed with the Imogen Cunningham papers, some of which had been earlier donated by Gryffyd.
Provenance:
Gryffyd Partridge donated his father's papers to the Archives of American art in 1992 and 1995. A final gift was received from Janet [Mrs. Gryffyd] Partridge in 2003.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of the unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Roi Partridge 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:
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Etchers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travelogs
Scrapbooks
Christmas cards
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Notes
Citation:
Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003 (bulk 1909-1984). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.partroi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Imogen Cunningham papers

Creator:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Names:
George Eastman House  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
Henry Art Gallery  Search this
Witkin Gallery  Search this
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Andreson, Laura  Search this
Bissantz, Edgar, 1901-  Search this
Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971  Search this
Bristol, Horace  Search this
Bullock, Wynn  Search this
Butler, John Davidson, 1890-1974  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo, 1894-  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Mann, Margery  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Noskowiak, Sonya, d. 1975  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Schoener, Allon  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Steinert, Otto, 1915-  Search this
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976  Search this
Struss, Karl, 1886-  Search this
Toklas, Alice B.  Search this
Van Dyke, Willard  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Witkin, Lee D.  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
5.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Date:
1903-1991
Summary:
The papers of photographer and teacher Imogen Cunningham, date from 1903 to 1991. The collection measures 5.9 feet of material, including correspondence, business and financial records, writings, printed matter, and photographs, and provides a good overview of Cunningham's life and career.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of photographer and teacher Imogen Cunningham, date from 1903 to 1991. The collection measures 5.9 feet of material, including correspondence, business and financial records, writings, printed matter, and photographs, and provides a good overview of Cunningham's life and career. 3.6 linear feet of correspondence comprise the bulk of the collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series according to material type:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1907-1981, undated (box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1909-1991, undated (boxes 1-4; 3.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1944-1976 (box 4; 15 folders)

Series 4: Notes, 1959-1968 (box 4; 10 folders)

Series 5: Teaching Files, 1964-1971 (box 5; 4 folders)

Series 6: Writings, circa 1910-1976 (box 5; 21 folders)

Series 7: Interview Transcripts, 1951, undated (box 5; 2 folders)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1903-1991 (boxes 5-7; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1916-1976 (box 7; 12 folders)

Series 10: Oversized Material, 1947-1948, 1967, undated
Biographical Note:
Born in Portland, Oregon on April 12, 1883, Cunningham's family moved to Seattle in 1889. Inspired by Gertrude Kasebier's work, she purchased her first camera in 1901. After studying chemistry and botany at the University of Washington, she worked for the Edward S. Curtis Studio, Seattle, from 1907 to 1909. Receiving a scholarship, Cunningham studied for a year at the Technische Hochschule, Dresden.

Upon her return to Seattle in 1910, she opened a studio and had the first major exhibition of her work at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences in 1912.

In 1915, Cunningham married printmaker Roi Partridge and gave birth to her first son, Gryffyd. Two years later, her family moved to California, where she gave birth to twin sons, Padraic and Rondal. In 1920, the family moved to Oakland, where her husband taught at Mills College. During the 1920s, she exhibited her art work and began photographing plant forms.

Along with Ansel Adams, John Paul Edwards, Sonya Noskowiak, Henry Swift, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston, Cunningham formed the f/64 Group, a society of purist photographers in 1932. During the same year she began working for Vanity Fair and other magazines and began a career as a portrait photographer, including Martha Graham, Cary Grant, Morris Graves, Alfred Stieglitz, and Spencer Tracy as her subjects. She divorced her husband in 1934.

In 1947, Cunningham established a studio in her San Francisco home, and continued to exhibit extensively until her death on June 24, 1976.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Imogen Cunningham in 1974 and 1976, and by her son, Gryffyd Partridge, in 1991.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Imogen Cunningham 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:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Citation:
Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cunnimog
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Imogen Cunningham papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Roi Partridge

Subject:
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
197-?
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9141
See more items in:
Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1909-1984
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9141

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