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Federal Art Project card file of artists, [ca. 1935-1943]

Creator:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States.  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5696
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208532
AAA_collcode_fedeartp10
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208532

Federal Art Project card file of artists

Creator:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((ca. 650 cards on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1935-1943]
Scope and Contents:
A card file containing biographical data on artists who participated in or were prospective participants for the Work Projects Administration of the Federal Works Agency. Information on each artist includes name, date and place of birth, state of residence, training, awards, activities, exhibitions of work, and collections containing the artist's work. Cards do not contain information about art work done for the WPA Art Program, although participation in earlier federal and state art patronage projects is mentioned. The creator of the card file is not known. Most of the biographical data covers artist's careers to ca. 1939.
Biographical / Historical:
The Federal Art Project (FAP) fell under the jurisdiction of Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was established in May 1935 specifically as a work relief program for the millions of individuals left unemployed during the Depression. Its name changed to the Work Projects Administration in 1939 when it fell under the administrative hand of the newly created Federal Works Agency. The FAP was created in August 1935 to aid unemployed artists, following the precedent set by the Public Works of Art Project and other Treasury department art relief projects.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
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:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Agencies
Programs (organizations)
Identifier:
AAA.fedeartp10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedeartp10

Lily Furedi’s “Subway” – American Art Moments

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-05-20T19:17:02.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_7euB-jHf8U4

1934: A New Deal for Artists

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-07-26T16:09:53.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_vG4fqOaoRKs

Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983

Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Notes
Topic:
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  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)7576
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209737
AAA_collcode_neelalic
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209737
Online Media:

Alice Neel papers

Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Notes
Date:
1933-1983
Summary:
The papers of New York painter Alice Neel measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1933 to 1983. The bulk of the collection documents the last fifteen years of Neel's career as an artist. Found within the papers are letters from galleries, museums, and art organizations; writings and notes by Neel; exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material; and photographs depicting Neel, exhibitions, and her artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York painter Alice Neel measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1933 to 1983. The bulk of the collection documents the last fifteen years of Neel's career as an artist. Found within the papers are letters from galleries, museums, and art organizations; writings and notes by Neel; exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material; and photographs depicting Neel, exhibitions, and her artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as # series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Letters, circa 1968-1983 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings and Notes, circa 1960-1979 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1933-1983 (Box 1; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Photographs, 1940-1983 (Box 1; 6 folders)
Biographical Note:
Alice Neel (1900-1984) was a painter in New York, NY. She was known for her portraits of New York artists and intellectuals. Neel studied painting at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now the Moore College of Art and Design) from 1921-1925. She married Cuban artist Carlos Enríquez, and they briefly lived in Havana, Cuba. After the break-up of their marriage, she settled in New York City. During the 1930s she worked for the Public Works of Art Project and the Works Progress Administration, painting scenes of urban poverty and developing her distinctive portrait style. She pursued a career as a figurative painter during a period when abstraction was favored, and she did not begin to gain critical praise for her work until the 1960s. Neel received an honorary doctorate from the Moore College of Art and Design in 1971 and a retrospective of her work was held at the Whitney Museum in 1974. During the last decade of her life she finally received extensive national recoginition for her paintings. Neel was also a notable public speaker and often spoke on the topic of women artists.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are printed material on Romare Bearden, Alice Neel, and Howard Newman, 1975-1990, compiled by Dennis Florio, and a videorecording of "Art and Alice Neel," 1975, recorded as part of University of Georgia Television station WGTV's "Forum" program.
Provenance:
The collection was donated from 1974 to 1983 by Alice Neel.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Notes
Citation:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.neelalic
See more items in:
Alice Neel papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-neelalic
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Oral history interview with Howard Thomas and Harold Wescott, 1965 June 3

Interviewee:
Thomas, Howard WIlber, 1899-1971  Search this
Thomas, Howard WIlber, 1899-1971  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Milwaukee Handicraft Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wis.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11993
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213973
AAA_collcode_thomas65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213973

Public Works of Art Project articles and exhibition catalog, 1933-1934

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Subject:
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6704
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208829
AAA_collcode_publwork
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208829

Will Shuster papers, [undated] and 1914-1970

Creator:
Shuster, Will, 1893-1969  Search this
Shuster, Will, 1893-1969  Search this
Subject:
Henri, Robert  Search this
La Farge, Oliver  Search this
Scott, Winfield Townley  Search this
Sheridan, John E.  Search this
Wheelock, Warren  Search this
Nash, Willard Ayer  Search this
Karig, Walter  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico
Topic:
Art, American -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211861
AAA_collcode_shuswill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211861

Public Works of Art Project selected administrative and business records, 1933-1936

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Subject:
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Jones, Cecil H.  Search this
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9772
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212175
AAA_collcode_publworr
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212175

Treasury Relief Art Project selected administrative and business records, 1935-1939

Creator:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Subject:
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9773
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212176
AAA_collcode_treareap
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212176

PWAP card file for Region 9, 1933-1934

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Subject:
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Art and state -- Michigan  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Art, American -- Michigan  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9785
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212213
AAA_collcode_publwomi
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212213

PWAP records of the New York Regional Committee, 1933-1934

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State)  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9787
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212218
AAA_collcode_publwony
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212218

Material relating to Edward Bruce, 1933-1960

Creator:
United States. Public Buildings Service  Search this
United States. Public Buildings Service  Search this
Subject:
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6088
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216202
AAA_collcode_unstpbbs
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216202

New Deal art programs in New Jersey selected records, 1934-1942

Creator:
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.J.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
Historical Records Survey (U.S.). Indian Site Survey  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Historical Records Survey (N.J.)  Search this
Indian Site Survey (N.J.)  Search this
Place:
New Jersey -- Antiquities
New Jersey -- Social conditions
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Jersey  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Jersey  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New Jersey  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9794
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212232
AAA_collcode_histrecs
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212232

Oregon Federal Art Project records, 1936-1939

Creator:
Federal Art Project (Or.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Or.)  Search this
Subject:
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Oregon  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Oregon  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Oregon  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9803
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212241
AAA_collcode_fedeartp06
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212241

Federal Art Project (Calif.) photographs, 1935-1943

Creator:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- Photographs  Search this
Art and state -- California -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- California -- Photographs  Search this
Artists -- California -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9808
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212249
AAA_collcode_fedeartp01
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212249

Material relating to Edward Bruce

Creator:
United States. Public Buildings Service  Search this
Names:
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Extent:
16 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1960
Scope and Contents:
A letter to Mrs. Bruce from James N. Rosenberg concerning Bruce's papers, 1960; a reprint of an article, "Edward Bruce" by Edwina Spencer, 1933; and photographs, including 4 of Bruce at a children's Christmas party, 5 of a NBC radio broadcast, picturing Bruce, Secretary of the Treasury Harry Morganthau, John Dewey, and others, and one of a drawing of Bruce by Leon Kroll.
Biographical / Historical:
Bruce, a painter, Washington, D.C., directed the Public Works of Art Project, Dec. 1933 - June 1934 and the Section of Painting and Sculpture (later the Section of Fine Arts), a program in the Treasury Department and later reorganized under the Public Buildings Administration of the Federal Works Agency, established to administer the decoration of public buildings.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Public Buildings Service, General Sevices Administration.The file had been found in the desk of Karel Yasko, the GSA's Counsellor for Fine Arts and Historic Preservation.
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:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Function:
Programs (organizations)
Identifier:
AAA.unstpbbs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-unstpbbs

John Davis Hatch papers

Creator:
Hatch, John Davis  Search this
Names:
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.) -- Students  Search this
University of Massachusetts -- Faculty  Search this
University of Oregon -- Faculty  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Browne, Henry Kirke  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Clark, Ezra  Search this
Cranch, John, 1807-1891  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Granger, C. H.  Search this
Guy, Seymour J., 1824-1910  Search this
Harvey, George W., 1855-  Search this
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Scott, Julian  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Extent:
24.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Date:
1790-1995
Summary:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization, and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.

Scattered biographical materials include an invitation to the Hatch's anniversary party in 1964, short biographical sketches and resumes, certificates, report cards, a silhouette of the Hatch Family circa 1904, and a typecript of a diary written by Olivia Hatch as a child.

Correspondence includes professional correspondence between Hatch and colleagues; letters from family and friends; and some materials regarding exhibitions from the Hatch Collection. The bulk of correspondence spans Hatch's professional career although there are scattered letters from 1915-1943 from Hatch to his parents. Also found are letters addressed to an unidentified "Henry." Correspondence is also found in the research files.

Personal business and financial records consist of inventories, bills, receipts, and other records for artworks purchased, loaned, or donated by Hatch. Also found are records from the J. D. Hatch Associates Cultural Consultants, a draft of Hatch's will, stock and tax materials, and travel papers and passports.

Scattered diaries and journal fragments and a transcript date from 1925-1965. Thirteen "Daily Reflection Journals" date from 1975-1987.

Research files on artists and subjects are extensive, comprising one-half of the collection. Files are varied and may include primary research materials, correspondence, printed materials, notes, and writings. Some of the artists' letters and other materials dated from 1790-early 1800s may have been purchased by Hatch. Among many other items, there is an illustrated letter written by Oscar Bluemner and photographs of Bluemner; primary research materials dating from the early 1800s on John Vanderlyn including a will, receipts, and correspondence; a letter from Rembrandt Peale dated 1830, and an autograph letter from John Trumbull dated 1790. Also found is an index card file.

Organization files contain files and records related to Hatch's affiliations with many cultural organizations. A small amount of teaching and education files consist of Hatch's notes and lectures from the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts, and from his continuing education courses he took at St. John's College. Writings and notes include short essays by Hatch, mostly concerning art, exhibitions and museum administration; book reviews; general notes, lists, and reports.

Printed Materials are comprised of exhibition catalogs and announcements, including those from the American Drawing Annual in the 1940s-1950s; printed articles annotated by Hatch; clippings; pricelists; and published works.

A small number of photographs are of Hatch, some by Dorothy Frazer; of his family and friends; and of artists. The bulk of the photographs are of works of art including those owned by Hatch.

Artwork includes two sketchbooks - one by Kenneth Callahan and another by Lloyd McNeill; and additional drawings and sketches by Julian Scott, Henry Kirke Browne, Kenneth Callahan, Ezra Clark, John Cranch, Jasper Francis Crospey, F. O. C. Darley, C. H. Granger, Seymour J. Guy, George Harvey, Edward Lamson Henry, Henry Inman, as well as unsigned or illegible names.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1980s (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1903-1990s (Box 1-3; 2 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business and Legal Records, Date (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries and Journals, 1925-1987 (Box 3, 23; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Research Files, 1790-1992 (Box 3-13, 20-21, 24; 12.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Organization Files, 1930s-1990s (Box 13-14; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 7: Teaching and Education Files, 1930s-1993 (Box 14-15; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Writings and Notes, 1936-1990s (Box 15; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1870s-1990s (Box 15-19, 22, 25-26, OV1; 5.9 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1900-1990s (Box 22; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1851-1973 (Box 22; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch (1907-1996) worked in the Boston and New England area, as well as the Pacific Northwest, and New York state. Hatch served as director of the Art Institute of Seattle, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Albany Institute of Art and History, and the Norfolk Museum of Art and Sciences.

John Davis Hatch was born in San Francisco, California in 1907. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were architects and Hatch studied landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as an apprentice to Lockwood de Forest. After abandoning landscape architecture, he accepted a position as director of the Seattle Fine Arts Society (1928-1931) at the age of twenty-one and taught art history courses at the University of Washington.

In 1932, Hatch accepted the position of assistant director of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. He also directed the federal Public Works of Art Project in New England. Additionally, Hatch served from 1940-1948 as director of the Albany Institute of Art and History and from 1950-1959 of the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Hatch worked as an art advisor for exhibitions at five historically African-American colleges in Atlanta and in San Simeon in California. He founded the American Drawing Annual exhibition.

Hatch conducted extensive research on artists Oscar Bluemner and John Vanderlyn, American silverwork, and American drawing. In addition, Hatch collected American drawings and later donated many of works of art from his personal collection to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Aside from his early teaching in Washington state, Hatch taught at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Oregon. He was a member of numerous professional arts-related organizations.

In 1939, Hatch married Olivia Stokes with whom he had four children: Sarah, John, Daniel and James. He died in 1996.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds two oral history interviews with John Davis Hatch: June 8, 1964 conducted by H. Wade White and 1979-1980 conducted by Robert F. Brown. Also found is a separately cataloged photograph of Hatch and Henry Francis Taylor from 1933.

Additional research materials complied by Hatch are located in the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the library of the National Gallery of Art, and the Senate House, Kingston, New York.

Hatch donated two hundred and seventy American drawings to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Separated Material:
Four books annotated by Bluemner, a letter from Bluemner, a letter from A. Stieglitz to Bluemner, photographs of works of art, and exhibition materials were removed from the papers and merged with the Oscar Bluemner papers at the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
John Davis Hatch and the John Davis Hatch estate donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments between 1960-1996. Many of the primary materials relating to John Vanderlyn were acquired by Hatch from a photographer in Kingston, New York who received them from a niece of Vanderlyn. Robert Graham of James Graham and Sons gave Vanderlyn's will to Hatch.
Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Citation:
John Davis Hatch, 1790-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hatcjohn
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John Davis Hatch papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hatcjohn

Public Works of Art Project

Collection Creator:
Hatch, John Davis  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
John Davis Hatch, 1790-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
John Davis Hatch papers
John Davis Hatch papers / Series 5: Research Files / 5.2: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hatcjohn-ref350

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