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Will Foster papers

Creator:
Foster, William Frederick, 1882-1953  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1919-1974
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, 1939-1948; correspondence, undated and 1937-1954; business records, 1938-1953; 1 pen and ink drawing; reproductions of works of art, clippings, and exhibition catalogs and announcements undated and 1919-1974, photographs of Foster, his family and works of art, undated; and an album containing photographs of Foster, his family, works of art, and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter, illustrator; New York, N.Y. and Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Donated by Donna Foster Paxton, daughter of Will Paxton, 1986.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Portrait painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Magazine illustration  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.fostwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fostwill

Thomas Eakins letters

Creator:
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Names:
Couture, Thomas, 1815-1879  Search this
Crowell, Frances Eakins, b. 1848  Search this
Crowell, William J.  Search this
Fussell, Charles Lewis, 1840-1909  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon, 1824-1904  Search this
Hallowell, William R.  Search this
Richards, Frederick de Bourg, 1822-1903  Search this
Sartain, William, 1843-1924  Search this
Wallace, J. Laurie (John Laurie)  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Paris (France) -- description and travel
Date:
1866-1934
Summary:
The letters of Thomas Eakins measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1866 to 1934. They primarily document the period between 1866 and 1869 that he spent studying art in Paris, as well as his career as a portrait artist.
Scope and Content Note:
The letters of Thomas Eakins measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1866 to 1934. They primarily document the period between 1866 and 1869 that he spent studying art in Paris, as well as his career as a portrait artist.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, items are categorized into one series consisting of five folders. Items are arranged chronologically.
Biographical Note:
Realist painter Thomas Eakins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1844. He was encouraged by his parents to develop his talent in art, and in 1862 he entered the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Also during this period Eakins developed an interest in anatomy, revealed later in the realistically detailed Gross Clinic, painted in 1875. In 1866 he moved to Paris, where he studied painting with Jean-Léon Gérôme at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for three years, and briefly with sculptor Augustin-Alexandre Dumont and painter Léon Bonnat. He toured Spain for six months in 1870 and then returned to Philadelphia to become a portrait artist. Eakins began teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and became its director of instruction in 1882. During this period he also met fellow artist Susan MacDowell and they were married in 1884. While at the Academy, he promoted a curriculum based on the study of the human figure, and began using photography as a method of study for his paintings. A dispute over the use of nude models forced Eakins to resign from the Academy in 1886, but he continued painting and exhibiting until his death in 1916.
Provenance:
Letters from Eakins to his family were donated by Dr. Caroline Crowell, daughter of Frances Eakins Crowell, and niece of Thomas Eakins. Other letters were donated in 1962 and 1963 by Irving Levitt and Lawrence Fleischman. Both accessions were microfilmed upon receipt.
Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Rights:
The letters of Thomas Eakins 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Citation:
Thomas Eakins letters, 1866-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.eakithom
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Thomas Eakins letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-eakithom
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Proof print of Douglas Volk working on a portrait of Marion Volk

Subject:
Volk, Marion  Search this
Volk, Stephen A. Douglas  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1925
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19649
See more items in:
Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers, circa 1858-1965, bulk bulk 1870-1935
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19649
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Charles Henry Hart, New York, N.Y. letter to William Macbeth, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Macbeth, William, 1851-1917  Search this
Subject:
Hart, Charles Henry  Search this
Macbeth, William  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1916 April 1
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17457
See more items in:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1947-1948, bulk bulk 1892-1953
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17457
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Paul Trebilcock papers, 1899-1983

Creator:
Trebilcock, Paul, 1902-1981  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Castaldo, Amaylia Chlarina  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Coca-Cola Company  Search this
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Johns Hopkins University  Search this
Portrait Center of America (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8520
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210697
AAA_collcode_trebpaul
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210697

S. J. Woolf papers, 1835-1986, bulk bulk 1880-1948

Creator:
Woolf, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1880-1948  Search this
Subject:
Woolf, Edith Truman  Search this
Woolf, Benjamin E.  Search this
Woolf, Edward  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Journalism, Pictorial  Search this
Journalists as artists -- United States  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9296
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211491
AAA_collcode_woolsj
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211491

Julia Sully papers, [ca. 1730]-1948

Creator:
Sully, Julia, 1870-1948  Search this
Subject:
Sully, Thomas  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting, American -- Virginia  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Virginia  Search this
Women historians -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9501
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211699
AAA_collcode_sulljuli
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211699

Thomas Sully letters, 1827 and [undated]

Creator:
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Subject:
Carroll, Charles, 1702-1782  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9502
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211700
AAA_collcode_sullthom
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211700

Albert Rosenthal papers, 1860-1940

Creator:
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Samuel Putnam  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell  Search this
Houdon, Jean Antoine  Search this
Palmer, Alexander Mitchell  Search this
Peters, Harry Twyford  Search this
Rosenthal, Max  Search this
Silliman, Benjamin  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard)  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Washington, George  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Rodin Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting -- United States  Search this
Judges -- United States -- Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8390
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210564
AAA_collcode_rosealbp
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210564

Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932

Creator:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Harriet Cany, 1800-1869  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Rembrandt (Court of death)  Search this
Washington, George  Search this
Peale, Harriet Cany  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Drawings
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Coins, Roman  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8841
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211026
AAA_collcode_pealremb
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211026
Online Media:

Helen Appleton Read papers, [ca. 1920]-1974

Creator:
Read, Helen Appleton, 1897-1974  Search this
Subject:
Henri, Robert  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward  Search this
Portraits (Gallery: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
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
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9184
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211379
AAA_collcode_readhele
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211379

Printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862

Creator:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Washington, George  Search this
Winner, W. E. (William E)  Search this
M. Thomas & Sons Auctioneers  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6177
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216411
AAA_collcode_pealrepm
Theme:
Publications
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216411

Paul Feeley papers, 1911-1972

Creator:
Feeley, Paul, 1910-1966  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8902
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211087
AAA_collcode_feelpaul
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211087

George C. Groce papers, 1938-1967

Creator:
Groce, George C., 1899-  Search this
Subject:
Wollaston, John  Search this
Cooper, John  Search this
Foote, Henry Wilder  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Wallace, David H.  Search this
Baker, Charles  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- History -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- History -- United States  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8991
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211179
AAA_collcode_grocgeor
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211179

Longacre family papers, [ca. 1810]-1952

Creator:
Longacre fam, Longacre family  Search this
Subject:
Bolton, Theodore  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Herring, James  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Longacre, Andrew  Search this
Longacre, Augusta M.  Search this
Longacre, James Barton  Search this
Longacre, Lydia E. (Lydia Eastwick)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Coin design -- United States  Search this
Engraving, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait prints, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9192
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211387
AAA_collcode_longlong
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211387

Will Foster papers, 1919-1974

Creator:
Foster, William Frederick, 1882-1953  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Magazine illustration  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9590
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211792
AAA_collcode_fostwill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211792

Historical American Records Survey portrait survey records, 1935-1942

Creator:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
United States  Search this
Topic:
Portraits, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9793
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212230
AAA_collcode_histreco
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212230

Alfred Jonniaux papers, 1893-1969

Creator:
Jonniaux, Alfred, 1882-  Search this
Subject:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10031
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212853
AAA_collcode_jonnalfr
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212853

Thomas Eakins letters, 1866-1934

Creator:
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Subject:
Gérôme, Jean Léon  Search this
Fussell, Charles Lewis  Search this
Crowell, William J.  Search this
Crowell, Frances Eakins  Search this
Couture, Thomas  Search this
Wallace, J. Laurie (John Laurie)  Search this
Sartain, William  Search this
Richards, Frederick de Bourg  Search this
Hallowell, William R.  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8854
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211039
AAA_collcode_eakithom
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211039
Online Media:

John White Alexander papers, 1775-1968, bulk bulk 1870-1915

Creator:
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915  Search this
Subject:
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Alexander, Elizabeth A.  Search this
Carnegie, Andrew  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
James, Henry  Search this
Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale)  Search this
Remington, Frederic  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Stevenson, Robert Louis  Search this
James McNeill Whistler  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana  Search this
MacDowell Club of New York  Search this
Type:
Awards
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Medals
Topic:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8637
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210817
AAA_collcode_alexjohn
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210817
Online Media:

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