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Photographs of Eastman Johnson portraits

Creator:
Thieme, A. C.  Search this
Names:
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Extent:
3 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of a charcoal sketch and 2 oil portraits of A. C. Thieme's grandparents, Johann Adrian Friederich Thieme and Alida Elisabeth Lothz Thieme. The oil portraits were painted by Eastman Johnson while he was in Holland, 1852-1853.
Provenance:
Donated 1963 by C.J.F. Thieme, great-grandson of the subjects of the portraits, and Anna Cornelia (A.C.) Thieme, granddaughter of the subjects and owner of the art works. According to A. C. Thieme, Johnson painted the portraits at the request of her grandparents, who had seen the sketch of themselves while staying in a hotel in Holland,1852, where Johnson was compiling background faces for a painting.
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:
Portrait painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 19th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.thiea
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thiea

S. J. Woolf papers

Creator:
Woolf, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1880-1948  Search this
Names:
Woolf, Benjamin E.  Search this
Woolf, Edith Truman  Search this
Woolf, Edward  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Place:
United States -- Biography -- Portraits
Date:
1835-1986
bulk 1880-1948
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, letters, art works, 2 contracts, notes, writings, subject files, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs document the journalism and portraiture of S.J. Woolf. His subjects included many of the twentieth century's most influential figures.
Scrapbook I contains circa 400 photographs of charcoal portraits of noted figures in politics, business, science, and the arts, drawn by Woolf between 1918 and 1948 for the "New York Times" magazine series "Drawings from Life." The other three scrapbooks contain clippings, 1923-1948, of the brief biographies, written by Woolf from his conversations with his subjects as he drew them, which were published with the drawings. The third scrapbook also includes an original drawing of Alfred E. Smith and Woolf's obituaries.
Birth announcements for Woolf, 1880; a passport, 1929; documents relating to Woolf's work as a war correspondent, 1942-1944; letters, 1847-1903, mentioning musical and theatrical activities of Woolf's relatives including his grandfather Edward Woolf and his great-uncle Benjamin Woolf; letters to Woolf concerning his work, 1910-1949; an essay "My Brownstone Aunts" by Woolf's wife Edith Truman Woolf; 2 essays by Woolf on his career; 5 drawings by Woolf, including portraits of Calvin Coolidge and Alfred Sloan; a caricature of Woolf by "V.D.S."; a cariacture of English actor Farren by Edward Woolf, 1835; a design to decorate a bar by Muriel Hobson; 350 subject files, 1904-1986, containing letters, clippings, and typescripts concerning noted figures in politics, business, science, and the arts, such as Irving Berlin, Albert Einstein, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Mark Twain; and files on the Snyder-Grey trial, 1927, the Bruno Hauptmann execution, 1936, Woolf's book, "Here Am I," 1941-1942, and Woolf's work at the front during both World Wars; 4 scrapbooks, 1900-1948, containing clippings, letters, drawings, war zone passes, and Woolf's birth certificate and photograph; clippings, 1903-1980, including articles about Benjamin Woolf and Edith Truman Woolf; 2 exhibition catalogs, 1919 and 1935; photographs, 1890-1941, of Woolf, his family and colleagues, an art class, an exhibition installation, and works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
S. J. Woolf (1880-1948) was a graphic artist, journalist, illusrator in New York, N.Y. Born into a family long active in the arts, Woolf studied at the Art Students League and at the National Academy of Design. He developed a reputation as a portraitist, primarily drawing celebrities for "Collier's", and, beginning in 1923, combining his portraits with his written accounts of his "personality interviews" for the "New York Times." Woolf also served as a special correspondent during both world wars.
Provenance:
Scrapbooks on reels 4065-4066 lent for microfilming, and remainder donated by Dr. Deborah Hobson, Woolf's granddaughter, through the National Portrait Gallery, which received the papers along with 107 drawings by Woolf of prominent Americans. The papers were transferred to the Archives of American Art, 1988 and 1992.
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:
Illustrators -- United States  Search this
Portrait painters -- United States  Search this
Actors -- United States  Search this
Journalists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Journalism, Pictorial  Search this
Journalists as artists -- United States  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.woolsj
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woolsj

Maltby Sykes papers

Creator:
Sykes, Maltby  Search this
Names:
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973  Search this
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990  Search this
Miller, George Charles, b. 1894  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Extent:
5.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1936-1992
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, speeches, notes, teaching material, price lists, financial and legal information, press releases, printed material, and photographs relating to Sykes' career as an portrait painter and printmaker, his tenure as Professor of Art at Auburn University, and his 1936 assistantship to muralist Diego Rivera on murals for the Hotel Reforma in Mexico City.
Correspondence, 1940-1990 (1.4 ft.), with sitters, colleagues, galleries, associations and organizations, universities, and others, among them Albert Christ-Janer, Fritz Eichenberg, George C. Miller, and the National Endowment for the Arts; writings, including "Multimetal Lithography for Artists", 1967, written as a result of a grant from the NEA, and containing original prints; lectures delivered at various universities and exhibitions describing his printmaking and portraiture work; notes; teaching material, 1973-1976, relating to Sykes' tenure as Professor of Art at Auburn University; price lists of artwork and other exhibition records; financial records, 1944-1985, mainly receipts for printmaking materials; press releases, 1966-1989, mainly concerning Sykes' award from the NEA and various exhibitions; printed material, ca.1940-ca.1990 (1 ft.), including exhibition announcements and invitations, a dismantled scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, and newsletters from Auburn University and various clubs and organizations; original artwork (0.5 ft.), including sketchbooks and loose sketches and drawings; and photographs (1 ft.), mainly of works of art by Sykes.
Unmicrofilmed documentation relating to Sykes' 1936 assistantship to Diego Rivera is documented by printed material, photographs, many depicting Rivera at work on the mural, and writings, including a manuscript by Sykes "Diego Rivera Remembered: An Account of the Hotel Reforma Mural Project," 1985.
REEL 3667: Sykes' notes on the Hotel Reforma mural project; two letters from Diego Rivera (in Spanish with accompanying translations by Sykes), one providing proof of Sykes' status as a student of fresco painting and the other granting Sykes permission to make sketches and copies of Rivera's paintings; records of supplies; plastering schedules, including diagrams of four fresco panels showing time schedules for plastering; 10 drawings by Sykes of the frescoes; clippings, including a typescript and translation of a newspaper article from "Excelsior" describing the controversy surrounding the murals and Rivera's involvement with Mexican labor unions; and photographs and negatives of the preparation of the walls, Rivera and assistants at work on the murals, and Rivera's studies and finished panels.
Biographical / Historical:
Maltby Sykes (1911-1992) was a painter, draftsman, lithographer, engraver, and teacher from Auburn, Alabama. Full name William Maltby Sykes. Sykes apprenticed with Diego Rivera in 1936, and later studied with George C. Miller, John Sloan and Fernand Leger. He was a combat artist in World War II and became a Professor in Art at Auburn University in 1954. He has exhibited at the American Color Print Society, the American Institute of Graphic Artists, and the Pennsylvania Academy.
Provenance:
Material on reel 3667 donated 1985 by Maltby Sykes. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1993 and 1995 by Sykes's widow, Marjorie Sykes.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Portrait painters -- United States  Search this
Painters -- Alabama -- Auburn  Search this
Printmakers -- Alabama -- Auburn  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- Mexico -- Mexico City  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Lithography  Search this
Hispanic American art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.sykewill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sykewill

Alfred Jonniaux papers

Creator:
Jonniaux, Alfred, b. 1882  Search this
Names:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Extent:
5.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1893-1969
Scope and Contents:
Biographical accounts, correspondence, business records (1936-1968), art works, photographs, a photograph album, printed material, and 2 scrapbooks document the life and career of Alfred Jonniaux.
Biographical material consists of a membership card to The Bath Club (1930) and 3 biographical accounts. Correspondence includes letters between Jonniaux, his family, his clients, and his dealers, the Vose Galleries, discussing his work and exhibitions (1915-1967). Business records include 9 address books, business cards, check stubs, a customs form, insurance forms for the shipment of paintings, receipts for art supplies (1936-1967), a fee schedule for portraits, a price list (1961), and a lease for his New York studio. Art works consist of 32 drawings and 11 sketchbooks.
Photographs (1893-1964) show Jonniaux, members of his family, friends, his portraits, and the works of others. An album also contains photographs of his works. Printed material includes clippings (1938-1969) and exhibition announcements and catalogs (1943-1962). Two scrapbooks contain clippings (1921-1964), exhibition announcements and catalogs (1931-1959), and 4 letters discussing his work (1951-1955).
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter. Born in Brussels, Belgium. Following study at the Academie des Beaux Arts, Brussels, and as a draftsman in Paris, Jonniaux began his career as a portraitist in London. He immigrated to the United States during World War II, becoming a citizen in 1946. During his first ten years in America, he established studios in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. His exhibitions led to many portrait commissions from leading figures in all spheres of American life.
Provenance:
Donated by art dealer David J. Carlson of Carlson Gallery, San Francisco, California.
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:
Portrait painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jonnalfr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jonnalfr

Bass Otis receipt

Creator:
Otis, Bass, 1784-1861  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1831
Scope and Contents:
Bass Otis receipt for portrait of Benjamin Ferris, 1831.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter and lithographer.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1988 by the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.otisbass
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-otisbass

1440 early American portrait artists, (1663-1860) : (preliminary volume) / compiled by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Research and Records Section, Work Projects Administration ; sponsor...

Creator:
New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project  Search this
Names:
Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889  Search this
Extent:
ix, 305 leaves ; 27 cm (27 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Newark, N.J. : The Historical Records Survey, 1940.
General:
At head of title: American portrait inventory.
Original typewritten copy, heavily corrected and annotated.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives by Louis Cohen of the Argosy Book Shop in May 1958. Mr. Cohen included a note: "This copy of '1440' came to Argosy Book Shop from the library of Harry M. Bland. The pencil handwriting on opp. p. 23 appears to be that of Theodore Bolton."
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:
Portrait painters -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.newjersh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-newjersh

George Henry Yewell papers

Creator:
Yewell, George Henry, 1830-1923  Search this
Names:
Baldwin, Albert H.  Search this
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905  Search this
Coleman, Charles Caryl, 1840-1928  Search this
Davis, Charles Percy  Search this
Graham, William, 1832-1911  Search this
Green, Josiah  Search this
Grist, Franklin R. (Franklin Richard)  Search this
Hart, William McDougal, 1823-1894  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Loop, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1831-1895  Search this
Pratt, Robert M., 1811-1880  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 221 items (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1847-1973
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, diaries, sketchbooks, photographs, art works, writings, and printed material. Among the correspondents are Albert H. Baldwin, George H. Boughton, Charles Coleman, Charles Percy Davis, William Graham, Josiah Green, Franklin R. Grist, William M. Hart, Thomas Hicks, Henry A. Loop, and Robert M. Pratt.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter, genre painter, and etcher; Iowa City, New York City, and Lake George, N.Y. Lived in Rome 1856-1878.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the University of Iowa, October 1981.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Etchers -- United States  Search this
Genre painters -- United States  Search this
Portrait painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.yewegeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-yewegeor

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