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Oral history interview with Jane Piper, 1988 Jan. 16-17

Interviewee:
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Wolanin, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann)  Search this
Subject:
Carles, Arthur B.  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13201
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211979
AAA_collcode_piper88
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211979

Jane Piper papers, 1943-1988

Creator:
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10151
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213122
AAA_collcode_pipejane
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213122

Oral history interview with Jane Piper

Interviewee:
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Wolanin, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann)  Search this
Names:
Carles, Arthur B., 1882-1952  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Extent:
43 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988 Jan. 16-17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jane Piper conducted 1988 Jan. 16-17, by Barbara Wolanin, for the Archives of American Art. Piper speaks of her training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, her studies with Arthur B. Carles and Hans Hofmann and of Carles' influence on her. Piper describes Carles' classes, his teaching methods, as well as Carles' stroke and his final unsuccessful attempt to exhibit at Princeton before his death. Piper speaks about her career as a teacher and as an artist, her exhibition history, her working methods and the development of her painting, particularly the importance of color and the move between abstraction and representational painting.
Biographical / Historical:
Jane Piper (1916-1991) was a painter from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 2 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Occupation:
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.piper88
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-piper88
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Estelle Gross

Interviewee:
Gross, Estelle Shane, 1929-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Names:
Gross McCleaf Gallery  Search this
Day, Larry, 1921-  Search this
Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981  Search this
Howard, Humbert, 1905-1990  Search this
Lueders, Jimmy C., 1927-1994  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Weidner, Roswell, 1911-1999  Search this
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Sound recording, sound cassettes)
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 Apr. 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Estelle Gross conducted 1989 Apr. 5, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Gross speaks of her background and education; opening the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia; the artists represented, including Larry Day, Edith Emerson, Violet Oakley, Humbert Howard, Jimmy Lueders, Jane Piper, Carroll Tyson, Roswell Weidner, Harold Weston, Arthur B. Carles, and Hobson Pittman; the Philadelphia art scene including other galleries, the art press, collectors and changes over the past twenty years. Gross also discusses her studies under Hobson Pittman.
Biographical / Historical:
Estelle Shane Gross (1929-1992) was a gallery director of Philadelphia, Pa.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Gallery directors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gross89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gross89
Online Media:

Jane Piper papers

Creator:
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1988
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information; class notes from a 2-dimensional painting class at the Philadelphia College of Art; a typescript from a lecture given by Piper; printed matter documenting her career; and photographs of her studio and of Piper with a painting.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Philadelphia, Pa. Died 1991.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Lent by Jane Piper.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pipejane
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pipejane

Gross McCleaf Gallery selected artists' files

Creator:
Gross McCleaf Gallery  Search this
Names:
Broderson, Morris, 1928-2011  Search this
Carles, Arthur B., 1882-1952  Search this
Day, Larry, 1921-  Search this
Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981  Search this
Howard, Humbert, 1905-1990  Search this
Lueders, Jimmy C., 1927-1994  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Tyson, Carroll Sargent, 1878-1956  Search this
Weidner, Roswell, 1911-1999  Search this
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1947-1986
Scope and Contents:
Thirteen artists' files containing resumes, letters, consignment lists, photographs and slides of works, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs on Arthur B. Carles, Larry Day, Edith Emerson, Humbert Howard, Jimmy Lueders, Violet Oakley, Jane Piper, Hobson Pittman, Fairfield Porter, Carroll S. Tyson, Roswell Weidner, Neil Welliver, and Harold Weston. The Day, Howard, and Pittman files also contain photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in 1969 as the Marlin McCleaf Gallery. After Marlin McCleaf's departure in December 1969, the gallery was incorporated as the Gross McCleaf Gallery, with Estelle Gross as the sole proprietor.
Provenance:
Selected from gallery records for microfilming.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Pennsylvania
Identifier:
AAA.grosmccl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grosmccl

Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records

Creator:
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery  Search this
Names:
Azaceta, Luis Cruz, 1942-  Search this
Bencomo, Mario, 1953-  Search this
Chisolm, Michael  Search this
Day, Larry, 1921-  Search this
Dionisio, Humberto, 1950-1987  Search this
Katzen, Lila  Search this
Larraz, Julio  Search this
McGarrell, James, 1930-  Search this
Piper, Jane, 1916-  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1994
Summary:
The records of the Frances Wolfson Art Gallery measure 5 linear feet and date from 1973 to 1994. The Gallery was established in 1976 on the Mitchell Wolfson New World Center Campus of the Miami-Dade Community College. It focused on the art of the local Latino community in addition to serving the needs of the College's arts and humanities students. Materials document exhibitions held at the Gallery and the general administration of the Gallery through correspondence, business records and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Frances Wolfson Art Gallery comprise 5 linear feet of material dating from 1973 to 1994. The collection contains correspondence, routine business records, exhibition files, notes, printed material, and photographs of artists, installations, and works of art, and is arranged into seven series according to material type. The bulk of the material relates to exhibitions held at the Gallery from 1977 to 1992 in exhibition files measuring 4.5 linear feet. The general administration of the Gallery is also partially documented through business records and correspondence files.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series according to material type. Records are arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted.

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1976-1994 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Business Records, 1981-1993 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Notes, 1973-1987 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1977-1992, undated (Boxes 1-5; 4.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1974-1994 (Box 5; 5 folders)

Series 6: Color Transparencies of Artwork, 1983-1990 (Box 5; 10 items)
Biographical / Historical:
The Frances Wolfson Art Gallery was established in 1976 on the Mitchell Wolfson New World Center Campus of the Miami-Dade Community College. It focused on the art of the local Latino community in addition to serving the needs of the College's arts and humanities students. Exhibitions and lectures reflected four major areas of emphasis: the Latino community, the Black community, the relationship of art, architecture and culture to the quality of contemporary urban civilization, and the best of new artists presented in solo or cohesive group exhibitions.

Director from 1978 to 1981, Roberta Griffin was followed in that position by Sheldon Lurie in September 1981 until his death in October 1990.

In the spring of 1987, the Frances Wolfson Art Gallery implemented an active exhibition program at the InterAmerican Center in the form of the InterAmerican Art Gallery. Located in the Little Havana section of Miami, the major thrust of this gallery is Hispanic art, reflecting the interests and needs of the surrounding community.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by the Miami-Dade Community College in 1997
Restrictions:
Use of unmicrofilmed material in the holdings of the Archives of American Art requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C., facility.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami -- Exhibitions  Search this
Artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, University and college -- Florida
Citation:
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records, 1973-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.franwola
See more items in:
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franwola

Jane Piper : poetic distillations [exhibition] 19 May to 15 July 2005, Hollis Taggart Galleries

Author:
Piper, Jane 1916-1991  Search this
Boyle, Richard J  Search this
Scott, Bill 1956-  Search this
Hollis Taggart Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Piper, Jane 1916-1991  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill., ports. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Call number:
ND237.P64 A4 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767506

Jane Piper : selected paintings 1976-1990 : January 24-February 23, 1991 / essays by Larry Day and Mercedes Matter ; organized in cooperation with the Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia

Author:
Piper, Jane 1916-1991  Search this
Day, Larry  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
Mangel Gallery  Search this
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Subject:
Piper, Jane 1916-1991  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Call number:
ND237.P64 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_666385

Jane Piper, paintings : September 28-October 22, 1983, Gross McCleaf Gallery

Author:
Piper, Jane 1916-1991  Search this
Gross McCleaf Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Piper, Jane 1916-1991  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
[1983]
Call number:
ND237.P64 A4 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_903035

Still Life with Flowers and a Plate of Fruit, (painting)

Painter:
Piper, Jane 1916-1991  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum South Hadley Massachusetts 01075 Accession Number: 1987.6
Date:
1985
Topic:
Still Life--Flower  Search this
Still Life--Fruit  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60500177
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_459700

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