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Old Man River

Artist:
John Tazewell Robertson, born New York City 1905-died 1989  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.3 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1933
Topic:
Landscape\tree  Search this
Landscape\river  Search this
Landscape\mountain  Search this
Landscape\island  Search this
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Iowa  Search this
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Nebraska  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Object number:
1964.1.25
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7422573ec-7478-4498-a7f7-154b79af33a9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1964.1.25

Lumber Yard in Snow

Artist:
Sarah Spurgeon, born Harlan, IA 1903-died Ellensburg, WA 1985  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
18 x 20 in. (45.8 x 50.8 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1934
Topic:
Landscape\weather\snow  Search this
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Iowa  Search this
Architecture Exterior\science\power lines  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\lumber yard  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Object number:
1964.1.30
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk791cc66e9-de51-4b02-aa50-a1ea18adef65
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1964.1.30

Shellsburg

Artist:
Arnold Pyle, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1908-died Springville, IA 1973  Search this
Medium:
oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
14 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (37.8 x 45.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1934
Topic:
Landscape\road  Search this
Figure male\full length  Search this
Cityscape\town  Search this
Cityscape\Iowa\Shellsburg  Search this
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Iowa  Search this
Architecture Exterior\civic\railroad station  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Object number:
1964.1.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk743f7e182-079a-4ab5-be0c-68bfc1549c0c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1964.1.12

Grant Wood letter to Edward B. Rowan

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Subject:
Olds, Elizabeth  Search this
Daughters of the American Revolution  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1934 Feb. 6
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13878
See more items in:
Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13878
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Butchering in Iowa

Artist:
Thomas Michael Savage, born Fort Dodge, IA 1908-died Fort Dodge, IA 1987  Search this
Medium:
charcoal, crayon and pencil on paper mounted on fiberboard
Dimensions:
25 7/8 x 48 in. (65.8 x 121.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1933
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Landscape\farm  Search this
Occupation\industry\foodstuff  Search this
Landscape\season\winter  Search this
Animal\pig  Search this
Landscape\Iowa  Search this
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Iowa  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Object number:
1965.18.39
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7cb17d956-99ca-40c1-bf70-4ca0d10f4936
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1965.18.39

Pipe Plant

Artist:
Holland Foster, born Caledonia, IA 1906-died Palm Springs, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
32 x 38 1/8 in. (81.2 x 96.9 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1933-1934
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\automobile  Search this
Cityscape\wharf  Search this
Landscape\road  Search this
Landscape\weather\snow  Search this
Landscape\Iowa  Search this
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Iowa  Search this
Architecture Exterior\civic  Search this
Architecture Exterior\industry\factory  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Object number:
1964.1.107
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7a16f3aad-90ea-4be9-b5f2-7cbfab185d2d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1964.1.107

Country Road

Artist:
Glenn Chamberlain, born Cainesville, MO 1914-died Boulder, CO 2001  Search this
Medium:
oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
23 7/8 x 29 5/8 in. (60.8 x 75.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1934
Topic:
Landscape\road  Search this
Landscape\farm  Search this
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Iowa  Search this
Architecture Exterior\detail\fence  Search this
Architecture Exterior\science\power lines  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\farmhouse  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Object number:
1965.18.23
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk749439f23-ee09-4ae0-a825-7945130cf5b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1965.18.23

Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946

Creator:
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Subject:
Cone, Marvin Dorwart  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian  Search this
Dunton, W. Herbert  Search this
McCosh, David J.  Search this
Pyle, Arnold  Search this
Peirce, Waldo  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Wood, Grant  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Little Gallery (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9219
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211414
AAA_collcode_rowaedwa
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211414

Edward Beatty Rowan papers

Creator:
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Names:
Little Gallery (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Cone, Marvin Dorwart, 1891-1965  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian  Search this
Dunton, W. Herbert, 1878-1936  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
McCosh, David J., 1903-1980  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Pyle, Arnold  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1946
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, printed material, photographs, business records and a diary.
REEL 103: Clippings, 1929-1932, on exhibitions and activities of the Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, directed by Rowan (microfilm title: Little Gallery).
REEL 1208: Photographs used to publicize exhibitions at the Little Gallery, including 183 photographs of works of art, the Little Gallery Junior Art Club, Grant Wood, and William Herbert Dunton at work.
REEL D141-D142: Correspondence; a diary; business records of the Little Gallery, the Stone City Art Colony and Art School, and the Section of Fine Arts; photographs, including two of The Little Gallery, five of the Stone City Colony and Art School, six of Rowan and three of his paintings, and two photos showing Grant Wood, David McCosh, Arnold Pyle, Adrian Dornbush, and Marvin Cone; and catalogs, clippings and publications, including "A Report on Iowa Art Under Public Works of Art Jan. 20, 1934, under the direction of Grant Wood" containing reproductions of work, several clippings, a 2 p. report "three weeks after the beginning of work" and 2 p. typed "Notes" signed by Wood with a photograph attached.
Among the correspondents are Oscar Bluemner, Chaim Gross, Waldo Peirce, Henry Varnum Poor, Eleanor Roosevelt, Forbes Watson, and Grant Wood.
Biographical / Historical:
Gallery director, painter, sculptor, teacher; Falls Church, Va. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founder and director of The Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1928-1934. The gallery was concerned with promoting education in the community. Because of his success with the Little Gallery, in 1931 he was chosen by the American Federation of Arts to be the director of a new experimental art center in Cedar Rapids. Rowan was affiliated with the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard before going to Cedar Rapids and served as Chief, Public Buildings Administration, 1930's-1940's.
Other Title:
Little Gallery records (microfilm title, reel 103)
Provenance:
Donated by Mrs. Edward Rowan, 1963.
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:
Gallery directors -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rowaedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95db62502-5d98-4e65-a4f3-0c15534f4c0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rowaedwa

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