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Ezra Pound

Artist:
Hélène Sardeau, 1899 - 1969  Search this
Sitter:
Ezra Loomis Pound, 30 Oct 1885 - 1 Nov 1972  Search this
Medium:
Ink
Dimensions:
Sheet: 43.1 x 35.5 cm (16 15/16 x 14")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1935
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Pince-nez  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Preparatory sketch  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Male  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Communications\Translator  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Letter writer  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Editor\Book  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.99.142
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e9d01e58-de0d-4be1-aa69-13ca4e1f8548
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.99.142

Ezra Pound

Artist:
Joan Fitzgerald, born 1930  Search this
Sitter:
Ezra Loomis Pound, 30 Oct 1885 - 1 Nov 1972  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
44cm (17 5/16"), Accurate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1969
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Male  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Communications\Translator  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Letter writer  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Editor\Book  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.69.63
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Joan Fitzgerald
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40d3713ed-a5a1-4104-8f94-054745caf315
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.69.63
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Ezra Pound, poet

Alternate Title:
Ezra Pound, poet, at the home of William Carlos Williams, Rutherford, New Jersey, June 30, 1958
Artist:
Richard Avedon, 15 May 1923 - 1 Oct 2004  Search this
Sitter:
Ezra Loomis Pound, 30 Oct 1885 - 1 Nov 1972  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 56.5 × 50.7 cm (22 1/4 × 19 15/16")
Sheet/Mount: 60.9 × 50.7 cm (24 × 19 15/16")
Mat: 81.5 × 66.2 cm (32 1/16 × 26 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New Jersey\Bergen\Rutherford
Date:
June 30, 1958
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Male  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Communications\Translator  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Letter writer  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Editor\Book  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.88.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© The Richard Avedon Foundation
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4eb22e94e-e55d-413d-8e5b-343d33c6dbb9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.88.16

Ezra Loomis Pound

Artist:
Alvin Langdon Coburn, 11 Jun 1882 - 23 Nov 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Ezra Loomis Pound, 30 Oct 1885 - 1 Nov 1972  Search this
Medium:
Collotype
Dimensions:
Image: 19.5 × 15.8 cm (7 11/16 × 6 1/4")
Sheet: 22.7 × 17 cm (8 15/16 × 6 11/16")
Mount: 30.5 × 22.9 cm (12 × 9")
Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1913 (printed 1922)
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Goatee  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Male  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Communications\Translator  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Letter writer  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Editor\Book  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.78.14
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm406bad21f-121d-430a-b4c1-74873a0b58d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.14

Ezra Loomis Pound

Artist:
Marcella Comès Winslow, 1905 - 2000  Search this
Sitter:
Ezra Loomis Pound, 30 Oct 1885 - 1 Nov 1972  Search this
Medium:
Oil and tempera on board
Dimensions:
31.7 x 25.4 cm (12 1/2 x 10")
Frame: 49.2 × 41.6 × 3.8 cm (19 3/8 × 16 3/8 × 1 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1948
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Male  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Communications\Translator  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Letter writer  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Editor\Book  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.94.68
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4afc5410b-64f9-4453-b745-3881fcf7037a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.68

Ezra Loomis Pound

Artist:
Marcella Comès Winslow, 1905 - 2000  Search this
Sitter:
Ezra Loomis Pound, 30 Oct 1885 - 1 Nov 1972  Search this
Medium:
Conte crayon on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 36.7cm x 32.5cm (14 7/16" x 12 13/16")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1948
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Male  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Communications\Translator  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Writer\Letter writer  Search this
Ezra Loomis Pound: Literature\Editor\Book  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Friends of Marcella Comès Winslow
Object number:
NPG.94.73
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm418bae437-8927-46ca-bc4c-b7909ef43953
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.73

Michael Lekakis papers, 1940-1990

Creator:
Lekakis, Michael, 1907-1987  Search this
Subject:
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin)  Search this
Freeman, Joseph  Search this
Gilford, Henry  Search this
Olson, Charles  Search this
Pound, Ezra  Search this
Citation:
Michael Lekakis papers, 1940-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9131
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211325
AAA_collcode_lekamich
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211325

Inventory of Charles Lang Freer's library

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (typed, with handwritten edits)
Type:
Archival materials
Inventories
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Comprehensive index of Charles Lang Freer's library, mostly relating to art and Asian culture. Headings include authors, countries, and topical subjects. Sections include locations in Freer's original Detroit home; an index of all books transferred to the Smithsonian; a list of collections and collectors catalogues of American and Near and Far Eastern art; sales catalogues, and books in Chinese language.
Arrangement:
Organized in the original manner by the creator.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 05.22
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Book collecting  Search this
Function:
Libraries
Genre/Form:
Inventories
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 05.22
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.22: Printed Books [Library]
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc302cb29b7-d6a1-46ad-9b1d-afc360459013
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3332
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A. Hyatt Mayor papers

Creator:
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1901-1980  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Moffett & Sheldon  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Bacchelli, Mario  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Crawford, Ralston, 1906-1978  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973  Search this
Ivins, Barbara  Search this
Ivins, Katherine  Search this
Kent, Norman, 1903-1972  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Mayor, Alfred G.  Search this
Mayor, Joseph Henry  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972  Search this
Sachs, Maurice, 1906-1945  Search this
Sanchez, Emilio, 1921-1999  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
0.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1815-1980
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; scrapbooks and diaries; writings; photographs; medals; passport; engagement calendars; and printed material.
REEL 1344: Letters, 1931-1977, from John Taylor Arms, George Biddle, Mario Bacchelli, Ralston Crawford, Joseph Hirsch, Norman Kent, Leon Kroll, Ezra Pound, Maxfield Parrish, Emilio Sanchez, Barbara and Katherine Ivins, and others. Also included is a photograph of a 1961 poster exhibition, a lecture announcement and Mayor's lecture schedule, writings, and miscellany.
REEL 2322: Ten volumes, 1917-1927, composed while traveling and studying, mostly in Europe. Six volumes contain postcards of architecture and art, a few photos, and typescripts and transcripts of letters to Mayor's grandmother "Minn" [Andella Hyatt], and to "Aunt Anna" [Anna Hyatt Huntington]. He writes about his studies, daily activities, friends, and others, including Bernhard Berenson at i Tatti. Three volumes are diaries written while in Florence, Italy, 1924-1925, Europe, 1925, and Egypt, 1927; and one volume contains reminiscenses of Leon Kroll and Maurice Sachs.
REEL 2336: 20 letters from Mayor to his wife from Spain, 1959, and Europe, 1966; an annotated, 99-page manuscript by Mayor, "The Mutations of Greece"; a travel diary, 1927; and a copy of MAGAZINE OF ART, 1952, with an article by Mayor, "Writing and Painting in China."
UNMICROFILMED: Papers, 1815-1980, including: a passport, 1949-1953; engagement calendars, 1966-1979; personal and business correspondence, 1911-1979; letters to Eliza Cadwell Blackwell (Mayor) from Francis Blackwell, 1815-1819; photographs of Mayor, his family and others, and negatives; published and unpublished writings by Mayor including handwritten notes, typescripts of lectures, galley proofs and newsletters containing articles by Mayor; 3 medals awarded to Francis Blackwell Mayor, 1852-1855; A. Hyatt Mayor's degree from Princeton, 1922, and a citation from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1971; printed material concerning Mayor's aunt, Anna Hyatt Huntington, catalogs, clippings; and miscellany.
Among the photos are: 4 cased daguerreotypes, 1 cased ambrotype, and 11 tintypes, including one taken by Moffett & Sheldon, Newark, N.J., 2 possibly of Alfred G. Mayor, ca. 1868, 1 of Alfred G. Mayor, ca. 1880, and 2 of Joseph Henry Mayor, ca. May 26, 1880.
ADDITION: Manuscripts and writings.
Biographical / Historical:
A. Hyatt Mayor (1901-1980) was a museum curator, art historian, and writer, from New York, N.Y. Former curator of prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Related Materials:
A. Hyatt Mayor Papers, 1904-1946, are located at Syracuse University Libraries Special Collections Research Center.
Provenance:
Material on reel 1344 was lent for microfilming 1977-1978 by A. Hyatt Mayor; a portion was subsequently donated 1980-1981 by Virginia Mayor, his widow, along with additional (unmicrofilmed) material. Material on reels 2322 & 2336 lent for microfilming 1981 by Martha Smith, Mayor's daughter. An additional group of manuscripts and writings was received in 1985 from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which had borrowed the material from Mrs. Mayor and returned it to AAA at her request.
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:
Art museum curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- History  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- New York (State)
Identifier:
AAA.mayoa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b5d6a113-0f2f-424f-a998-d41eb8f9e4a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayoa

George Biddle papers

Creator:
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Justice Dept. Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Library Building (Rio de Janerio, Brazil)  Search this
Supreme Court Building (Mexico City, Mexico)  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Brewer, Bessie Marsh, d. 1952  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930  Search this
Poor, Anne, 1911-2011  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Extent:
0.76 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
circa 1910-1970
Summary:
The papers of New York painter and muralist George Biddle (1885-1973), measure 0.76 linear feet and date from circa 1910-1970. The collection includes a certificate signed by President Harry Truman, transcripts of Biddle's diaries, a manuscript of a memoir about meeting President Franklin Roosevelt, three letters from William Hunt Diederich's daughter, transcripts of letters from Bernard Berenson, sketches and mural studies, and two glass plate negatives.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York painter and muralist George Biddle (1885-1973), measure 0.76 linear feet and date from circa 1910-1970. The collection includes a certificate signed by President Harry Truman, transcripts of Biddle's diaries, a manuscript of a memoir about meeting President Franklin Roosevelt, three letters from William Hunt Diederich's daughter, transcripts of letters from Bernard Berenson, sketches and mural studies, and two glass plate negatives.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: George Biddle Papers, circa 1910-1970 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1, OVs 2-4, MGP4)
Biographical / Historical:
New York painter and muralist George Biddle (1885-1973) proposed to President Franklin Roosevelt the establishment of a federal relief program for artists during the Depression, and subsequently painted a number of government murals under the auspices of the Federal Art Project, including murals for the Department of Justice in 1935.

Biddle was born to a prominent Philadelphia family and graduated from Harvard College. He studied at the Académie Julian and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and served in the United States Army in World War I, before returning to New York where he had his first series of one-man shows.

In 1933 Biddle wrote to long-time friend President Franklin Roosevelt, to suggest a work relief program that supported mural painters. Although the idea initially met with opposition, Biddle persisted and the resulting art projects of the Works Progress Administration went on to support the production of thousands of paintings in government buildings throughout the country during the Depression.

In 1940 Biddle was invited by the Mexican government to create a mural for the supreme court building in Mexico City. Biddle had visited Mexico in 1928 where he had traveled and sketched with Diego Rivera, and seen firsthand the value of government sponsored art programs.

In addition to his murals, Biddle was also known for his portraits, lithographs, and paintings. His work can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and others. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Japan, and India in over a hundred one-man shows and group exhibitions.
Related Materials:
Originals of the edited diary transcripts in this collection are in the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division. The unedited diary has many more entries than the edited version and includes more details about Biddle's daily life and work, versions of articles by Biddle, and lists of his works of art through 1934.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming, including one of Biddle's original diaries, 1933-1935 (reel D127), records from the Federal Art Project, personal correspondence, articles and talks relating to Artists Equity (reels P17-P18), and a photocopy of Biddle's inventory notebook listing artwork and exhibitions (reel 4909). While the inventory notebook was discarded after microfilming, all other loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The papers on reels P12-P18 were loaned for microfilming in 1954 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA. George Biddle lent the material on reel D127 in 1963 and donated the rest of the collection to the Archives of American Art between 1966-1970. In 1972, Michael Biddle, George Biddle's son, gifted a photocopy of an inventory notebook that was discarded after microfilming.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
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:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
George Biddle papers, circa 1910-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.biddgeor
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw914a8a397-8d17-42b1-8038-b8b6e3075445
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-biddgeor
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Oral history interview with Edith Gregor Halpert

Interviewee:
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  Search this
Names:
C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries  Search this
Daniel Gallery  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Grand Central Art Galleries  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Montross Gallery  Search this
New Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Barrie, Erwin S., 1886-1983  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Brackman, Robert, 1898-  Search this
Bridgman, George Brant, 1864-1943  Search this
Brixey, Richard de Wolfe  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Cary, Elisabeth Luther, 1867-1936  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Coleman, Glenn O., 1887-1932  Search this
Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947  Search this
Daniel, Charles, 1878-1971  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Demuth, Charles, 1883-1935  Search this
Deskey, Donald, 1894-  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946  Search this
Dudensing, F. Valentine, 1892-1967  Search this
Fergusson, John Duncan, 1874-1961  Search this
Field, Hamilton Easter  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939  Search this
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983  Search this
Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Halpert, Samuel, 1884-1930  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan, 1899-1964  Search this
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Knox, Seymour H., 1898-1990  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Laurent, Robert, 1890-1970  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Locke, Charles, 1899-  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
Marin, John, Jr., 1915?-1988  Search this
McBride, Henry, 1867-1962  Search this
Mellon, Paul  Search this
Mercer, Henry Chapman  Search this
Montross, N. E. (Newman E), 1849-1932  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973  Search this
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein), 1914-1972  Search this
Saklatwalla, Beram K.  Search this
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976  Search this
Soutine, Chaim, 1893-1943  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Stern, Louis E., 1886-1962  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Tannahill, Robert Hudson  Search this
Vollard, Ambroise, 1867-1939  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963  Search this
Wittenberg, Philip, 1895-1987  Search this
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
436 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1962-1963
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edith Halpert conducted 1962-1963, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.
Halpert speaks of her childhood in Russia and growing up in New York City; working at Bloomindale's, Macy's, Stern Brothers, and Cohen Goldman; her marriage to artist Sam Halpert, his health, and living in Paris in 1925; becoming an art student at the Academy of Design and feeling that Leon Kroll was an excellent art teacher until he began to correct her drawings; when George Bridgman thought she was ruining his class; the Lincoln Square Arcade, when she and Ernest Fiener and Robert Brackman would rent Conan's studio evenings and bring in instructors; how Newman Montross influenced her more than anybody about showing her art that she loved; burning all of her work because Kroll said she had no talent; receiving a painting from John Marin; her friendship and working relationship with Abby Rockefeller and other family members.
She recalls opening the Downtown Gallery, in Greenwich Village, in 1926; a brief history of modern art; many artists helping decorate the new Daylight Gallery in 1930 and the first show being called "Practical Manifestations of Art"; meeting Robert and Sonia Delaunay in France; when she refused to allow Ezra Pound to speak at one of the gallery lectures because of his anti-Semite remarks and William Carlos Williams and Ford Madox Ford argued with her over it; experiencing jealousy and professional attacks from other dealers; the successful "Pop" Hart show and book in 1929; the "Thirty-three Moderns" show in 1930 at the Grand Central Galleries; the Jules Pascin show in 1930; in America, most of the art buyers supporters of culture were women, until the WPA and World War II, when it became fashionable for men to be involved; Ambroise Vollard's advice on selling art; handling the frustrations of working in the art field; friendships with Stuart Davis,Charles Sheeler, and Ben Shahn; how artists work through dry periods in their creativity and the "Recurrent Image" show; a discussion on modern art galleries of New York City, such as Daniel, Knoedler, Ferargil, the New Gallery, 291, the Grand Central, Kraushaar, and Montross; her travels through Pennsylvania and Maine for good examples of folk art for the gallery; the "The Artist Looks at Music" show; the non-competitive spirit of the early modern American artists; of being saved financially in 1940 by selling a William Harnett painting to the Boston Museum and then renting new space for the gallery.
Also, Mitchell Siporin bringing Halpert and Edmund Gurry to Mitchell Field during World War II for a camouflage show and consequently Downtown Gallery artists and others were enlisted in the camouflage corps for the U.S. Air Force; Charles Sheeler and his wife find Halpert a house in Newtown, Conn.; her decision in 1933 to push folk art for acquisition by the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri; her great concern about what to do with her folk art literature collection; dismay and that no one writes about the history of folk art and those responsible for its creation and popularity; Louis Stern hiring her to organize a municipal exhibit in Atlantic City, N.J., with Donald Deskey designing the furniture and Holger Cahill managing the publicity; Joe Lillie helping her meet Fiorello La Guardia and Joe McGoldrick in 1934 about a municipal show in New York City, but it is moved to Radio City Music Hall through Nelson Rockefeller; the "Salons of America" show; wanting articles written about art for love rather than art for investment; working with Aline Saarinen on her book, "Proud Possessors;" letters from Stuart Davis, William Zorach and others that hurt her feelings; enjoying giving educational lectures and considering retirement because of ill health; the desire to write a book on the history of trade signs in folk art; feeling that the young artists are being ruined by too much support without working for it; planning to write a book entitled, "Unsung Heroes," about artists brave enough to experiment; organizing a show in Russia at her own expense; later representing the U.S. in art at the "American National Exposition"; the agitators and success of the exposition; Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe.
Halpert also recalls Juliana Force, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Buckminster Fuller, George Luks, Edsel Ford, Max Weber, Danny Diefenbacker, Hamilton Easter Field, Frank Stella, Glenn Coleman, Margaret Zorach, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Henry Mercer, Romany Marie, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Mellon, Charles Pollet, Alex Brook, Lunca Curass, Dorothy Lambert, Duncan Candler, Frank Rhen, Louis Rittman, Bea Goldsmith, Arthur Craven, Robert Frost, Philip Wittenberg, Caesar de Hoke, Richard deWolfe Brixey, Seymour Knox, Walt Kuhn, Elisabeth Luther Cary, Charles Locke, Duncan Fergusson, Mrs. Solomon Guggenheim, Bob Tannahill, David Thompson, Marsden Hartley, Erwin Barrie, Robert Laurent, Conger Goodyear, Henry McBride, Edward Hopper, Charles Daniel, William Merritt Chase, Charles Hopkinson, Thomas Hart Benton, Frank Crowninshield, Alfred Barr, Lord Duveen, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin Jr., Karl Zerbe, Franz Kline, Arthur Dove, Julian Levy, Jack Levine, Valentine Dudensing, Peggy Bacon, Stefan Hirsch, Gertrude Stein, Isamu Noguchi, Jasper Johns, Chaim Soutine, B. K. Saklatwalla; Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, Ben Shahn, Charles Demuth, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Edward Steichen, Carl Sandburg, Clement Greenberg, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Edith Halpert (1900-1970) was an art dealer from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 27 digital wav files. Duration is 32 hrs., 27 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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. The transcript was microfilmed in 1996.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Camouflage  Search this
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Women art dealers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.halper62
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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China Eggs by Kay Sage, 1955

Creator:
Sage, Kay, 1898-1963  Search this
Subject:
Pound, Ezra  Search this
Citation:
China Eggs by Kay Sage, 1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Surrealism  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)6564
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215854
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Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
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Le Testament

Designer:
Ariel Parkinson, American, 1926–2017  Search this
Composer:
Ezra Pound, American, 1885–1972  Search this
Author:
François Villon, French, 1431–ca. 1463  Search this
Medium:
Rust-brown and black ink on cream paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 37.3 × 29.6 cm (14 11/16 × 11 5/8 in.)
Type:
poster
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
USA
Date:
1971
Accession Number:
1973-14-1
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Costume Design: Blanche and Katherine, for Le Testament

Designer:
Ariel Parkinson, American, 1926–2017  Search this
Composer:
Ezra Pound, American, 1885–1972  Search this
Author:
François Villon, French, 1431–ca. 1463  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, gouache, graphite, charcoal, pen and ink on laid paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 39.8 × 51.8 cm (15 11/16 × 20 3/8 in.)
Type:
theater
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1971
Accession Number:
1973-14-10
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Costume Design: Death and Young Girls, for Le Testament

Designer:
Ariel Parkinson, American, 1926–2017  Search this
Composer:
Ezra Pound, American, 1885–1972  Search this
Author:
François Villon, French, 1431–ca. 1463  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, graphite, pen and black ink on laid paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 39.8 × 52 cm (15 11/16 × 20 1/2 in.)
Type:
theater
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1971
Accession Number:
1973-14-11
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1973-14-11

Costume Design: Two Priests, for Le Testament

Designer:
Ariel Parkinson, American, 1926–2017  Search this
Composer:
Ezra Pound, American, 1885–1972  Search this
Author:
François Villon, French, 1431–ca. 1463  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, gouache, graphite on laid paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 39.8 × 51.8 cm (15 11/16 × 20 3/8 in.)
Type:
theater
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1971
Accession Number:
1973-14-12
Restrictions & Rights:
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f8a0b7f1-2076-4d33-9866-0f92c8c5f165
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1973-14-12

Costume Design: Death, Helene, and Paris, for Le Testament

Designer:
Ariel Parkinson, American, 1926–2017  Search this
Composer:
Ezra Pound, American, 1885–1972  Search this
Author:
François Villon, French, 1431–ca. 1463  Search this
Medium:
Brush and gouache, watercolor, gilt, graphite, charcoal, pen and ink on laid paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 39.5 × 51.8 cm (15 9/16 × 20 3/8 in.)
Type:
theater
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1971
Accession Number:
1973-14-13
Restrictions & Rights:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1973-14-13

Costume Design: Two Hanged Men, for Le Testament

Designer:
Ariel Parkinson, American, 1926–2017  Search this
Composer:
Ezra Pound, American, 1885–1972  Search this
Author:
François Villon, French, 1431–ca. 1463  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, graphite, charcoal, pen and black ink on laid paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 40 × 51.8 cm (15 3/4 × 20 3/8 in.)
Type:
theater
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1971
Accession Number:
1973-14-14
Restrictions & Rights:
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1973-14-14

Stage Design: Color Sketch of Set, for Le Testament

Designer:
Ariel Parkinson, American, 1926–2017  Search this
Composer:
Ezra Pound, American, 1885–1972  Search this
Author:
François Villon, French, 1431–ca. 1463  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, gouache, pen and ink, graphite on laid paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 39.7 × 51.8 cm (15 5/8 × 20 3/8 in.)
Type:
theater
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1971
Accession Number:
1973-14-15
Restrictions & Rights:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1973-14-15

Stage Design: Sketch of Scaffolding, for Le Testament

Designer:
Ariel Parkinson, American, 1926–2017  Search this
Composer:
Ezra Pound, American, 1885–1972  Search this
Author:
François Villon, French, 1431–ca. 1463  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, charcoal, graphite on laid paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 39.7 × 51.8 cm (15 5/8 × 20 3/8 in.)
Type:
theater
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1971
Accession Number:
1973-14-16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1973-14-16

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