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Eliel Saarinen

Artist:
David Fredenthal, 1914 - 1958  Search this
Sitter:
Eliel Saarinen, 1873 - 1950  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
27.9cm x 20.8cm (11" x 8 3/16"), Sight
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1935-58
Topic:
Eliel Saarinen: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Eliel Saarinen: Male  Search this
Eliel Saarinen: Education and Scholarship\Educator  Search this
Eliel Saarinen: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum
Object number:
1972.6.DUP2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm451978a56-10ce-4d33-afd2-8a7dc12c9efc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1972.6.DUP2

Oral history interview with Marianne Strengell, 1982 January 8-December 16

Interviewee:
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Knoll, Florence  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Marianne Strengell, 1982 January 8-December 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Textile designers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women textile designers  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12411
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212096
AAA_collcode_streng82
Theme:
Craft
Women
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212096
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Oral history interview with Marianne Strengell

Interviewee:
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Extent:
86 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 January 8-December 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marianne Strengell conducted 1982 January 8-1982 December 16, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Strengell speaks of colleagues and students at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, including Eliel and Loja Saarinen, Charles Eames, Florence Knoll, and Harry Bertoia. She also speaks of her training in hand weaving in Helsinki; her interest in texture and new materials; the rejection of vogue in Scandinavia in the 1930s for folk art motifs; her close association with the Saarinen family at Cranbrook and in Finland; and her work with industry, 1940s-1970s.
Biographical / Historical:
Marianne Strengell (1909-1998) was a weaver, textile designer, and educator.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on-line at the Archives of American Art's website.
Occupation:
Weavers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Textile designers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women textile designers  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.streng82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97cea013e-276d-4383-b0e0-9a88c1ed6daf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-streng82
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Oral history interview with Ray Eames, 1980 July 28-August 20

Interviewee:
Eames, Ray Kaiser, 1916-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Subject:
Eames, Charles  Search this
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel  Search this
Strengell, Marianne  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ray Eames, 1980 July 28-August 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Design  Search this
Designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12821
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212044
AAA_collcode_eames80
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212044
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Oral history interview with Niels Diffrient, 2010 July 28-August 31

Interviewee:
Diffrient, Niels, 1928-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
McQuaid, Matilda, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Bassett, Chuck  Search this
Dreyfuss, Henry  Search this
Hernmarck, Helena  Search this
King, Bob  Search this
Knoll, Florence  Search this
Knoll, Hans  Search this
Loewy, Raymond  Search this
Magnusson, Carl G.  Search this
Rowland, David Lincoln  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel  Search this
Whelan, Elizabeth  Search this
Wolf, Henry  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Italy -- description and travel
Michigan -- Detroit -- Description and travel
Mississippi -- Description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Niels Diffrient, 2010 July 28-August 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15875
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295428
AAA_collcode_diffri10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295428
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Oral history interview with Niels Diffrient

Interviewee:
Diffrient, Niels  Search this
Interviewer:
McQuaid, Matilda, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Bassett, Chuck  Search this
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972  Search this
Hernmarck, Helena, 1941-  Search this
King, Bob  Search this
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019  Search this
Knoll, Hans  Search this
Loewy, Raymond  Search this
Magnusson, Carl G., 1940-  Search this
Rowland, David Lincoln, 1924-2010  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Whelan, Elizabeth  Search this
Wolf, Henry, 1852-1916  Search this
Extent:
55 Pages (Transcript)
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (2 hr., 58 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Italy -- description and travel
Michigan -- Detroit -- Description and Travel
Mississippi -- Description and Travel
Date:
2010 July 28-August 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Niels Diffrient conducted 2010 July 28 and August 31, by Matilda McQuaid, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Diffrient's home and studio, in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Diffrient speaks of growing up in Detroit while spending his summers with his mother's family in Mississippi; the value of growing up on a farm; attending Cass Technical High School in Detroit; realizing that he did not want to work in a factory; learning about crafts at Cranbrook Academy; travelling to Italy on a Fulbright Grant; working with Italian versus American designers; designing office chairs; the state of education in America. Diffrient's wife, Helena Hernmarck, contributes to the discussion of craft, weaving, and textiles. Diffrient also recalls Hans and Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Eliel Saarinen, Chuck Bassett, David Rowland, Henry Dreyfuss, Bob King, Carl Magnusson, Raymond Loewy, Henry Wolf, Elizabeth Whelan, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Niels Diffrient (1928-2013) is an industrial designer in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Matilda McQuaid (1958-) is deputy curatorial director, Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 58 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral 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 administrators.
Occupation:
Industrial designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.diffri10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a7bc3494-ee39-42a2-8028-9c8a2476352b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-diffri10
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ray Eames

Interviewee:
Eames, Ray  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Names:
Eames, Charles  Search this
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998  Search this
Extent:
89 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980 July 28-August 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ray Kaiser Eames conducted 1980 July 28-1980 August 20, by Ruth Bowman, for the Archives of American Art, in Venice, California.
Eames speaks of her childhood; her education at Cranbrook Academy; meeting Charles Eames; methods and styles in furniture design and architecture; and teaching design at the University of California, Los Angeles. She recalls Hans Hofmann, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Maija Grotell, Marianne Strengell, and Carl Milles.
Biographical / Historical:
Ray Eames (1916-1988) was a designer from Venice, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav file. Duration is 3 hr., 56 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Design  Search this
Designers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.eames80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96cf29e06-c79d-4edd-b6c7-d3ed0d64cbbf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-eames80
Online Media:

Eliel Saarinen

Artist:
Zoltan Leslie Sepeshy, 1898 - 1974  Search this
Sitter:
Eliel Saarinen, 1873 - 1950  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76.5cm x 63.6cm (30 1/8" x 25 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1943
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Eliel Saarinen: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Eliel Saarinen: Male  Search this
Eliel Saarinen: Education and Scholarship\Educator  Search this
Eliel Saarinen: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Academy of Design
Object number:
1149-P-651
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fc80b3d5-1fd4-4de0-af0b-4241c37d1f86
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1149-P-651

Loja Gesellius Saarinen

Artist:
Eliel Saarinen, 1873 - 1950  Search this
Sitter:
Loja Gesellius Saarinen, c. 1875 - 1968  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
36.3cm x 26.3cm (14 5/16" x 10 3/8"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1920
Topic:
Loja Gesellius Saarinen: Female  Search this
Loja Gesellius Saarinen: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum
Object number:
1979.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a84931f5-b015-4d5d-a19f-2b6dbc4c96c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1979.10

Contempora

Designer:
Eliel Saarinen, Finnish, 1873–1950  Search this
Manufacturer:
Dominick and Haff, New York, New York, 1872 – 1928  Search this
Medium:
sterling silver
Dimensions:
cm: L: 16.3 x W: 5.5 (at widest)
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
Spoon
Object Name:
Spoon
Manufactured in:
New York, USA
Date:
before 1928
Credit Line:
Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion
Accession Number:
1993-134-26
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4a0644935-6562-4976-a2c3-6a5e671e8e5e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-134-26

Contempora

Designer:
Eliel Saarinen, Finnish, 1873–1950  Search this
Manufacturer:
Dominick and Haff, New York, New York, 1872 – 1928  Search this
Medium:
sterling silver
Dimensions:
cm: L: 16.3 x W: 5.5
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
Spoon
Object Name:
Spoon
Manufactured in:
New York, USA
Date:
before 1928
Credit Line:
Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion
Accession Number:
1993-134-27
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48deda9f1-6081-42b2-acd1-d7bcb0f5706d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-134-27

Silhouette Viande

Designer:
Eliel Saarinen, Finnish, 1873–1950  Search this
Manufacturer:
International Silver Company, Meriden, Connecticut, founded 1898  Search this
Medium:
silver plate
Dimensions:
cm: L: 19.5 x W: 2.3
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
Fork
Object Name:
Fork
Manufactured in:
Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Date:
ca. 1930
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund
Accession Number:
1993-150-17
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48d41fe26-81dd-4117-9df6-ddd9093df7c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-150-17

Silhouette Viande

Designer:
Eliel Saarinen, Finnish, 1873–1950  Search this
Manufacturer:
International Silver Company, Meriden, Connecticut, founded 1898  Search this
Medium:
silver plate
Dimensions:
cm: L: 19.5 x W: 2.3
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
Fork
Object Name:
Fork
Manufactured in:
Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Date:
ca. 1930
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund
Accession Number:
1993-150-18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4e8b4b74e-e1de-45bd-8fcc-e3824201f4c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-150-18

Silhouette Viande

Designer:
Eliel Saarinen, Finnish, 1873–1950  Search this
Manufacturer:
International Silver Company, Meriden, Connecticut, founded 1898  Search this
Medium:
silver plate
Dimensions:
cm: L: 16.3 x W: 2.6
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
Fork
Object Name:
Fork
Manufactured in:
Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Date:
ca. 1930
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund
Accession Number:
1993-150-19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f2e4ce64-583a-403b-a459-b43b13689a4d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-150-19

Silhouette Viande

Designer:
Eliel Saarinen, Finnish, 1873–1950  Search this
Manufacturer:
International Silver Company, Meriden, Connecticut, founded 1898  Search this
Medium:
silver plate
Dimensions:
cm: L: 16.3 x W: 2.6
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
Fork
Object Name:
Fork
Manufactured in:
Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Date:
ca. 1930
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund
Accession Number:
1993-150-20
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq46b5b2353-3d91-43bf-954e-e8eae1c71acb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-150-20

Tea Urn

Designer:
Eliel Saarinen, Finnish, 1873–1950  Search this
Manufacturer:
Wilcox Silver Plate Company, American, Active 1867–1965  Search this
International Silver Company, Meriden, Connecticut, founded 1898  Search this
Medium:
Silverplate
Dimensions:
36.83 x 19.685 cm ( 14 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.)
Type:
metalwork
Exhibitions
Tea Urn
Manufactured in:
Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Date:
ca. 1932–33
Credit Line:
Lent by Dallas Museum of Art, The Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, gift of Patsy Lacy Griffith by exchange, General Acquisitions Fund, and gift of Susan and Eric Saarinen, 2012.54.A-C
Accession Number:
35.2016.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq466918cd7-9c57-40e7-9a37-addb49c6ab10
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_35.2016.6

Model of Smithsonian Gallery of Art

Artist:
Eliel Saarinen, born Rantasalmi, Finland 1873-died Bloomfield Hills, MI 1950  Search this
Eero Saarinen, born Kirkkonummi, Finland 1910-died Ann Arbor, MI 1961  Search this
J. Robert F. Swanson, born Menominee, MI 1900-died Bloomfield Hills, MI 1981  Search this
Medium:
mixed media: wood, stone, aluminum, bronze and plastic, assembled
Dimensions:
13 1/2 x 87 5/8 x 44 in. (34.4 x 222.6 x 111.8 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1939
Topic:
Study\sculpture model  Search this
Architecture\civic\museum  Search this
Architecture\civic\Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Eero Saarinen
Object number:
1953.5.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk78b44563c-5a79-4469-bdfb-045172dc3100
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1953.5.2

Eliel Saarinen, 1874-1950 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_46725

[Louis Sullivan and Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue eulogy], 1924

Creator:
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Subject:
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor  Search this
Sullivan, Louis H.  Search this
Citation:
[Louis Sullivan and Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue eulogy], 1924. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5676
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208510
AAA_collcode_saarelie
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208510

Albert Christ-Janer papers, 1915-circa 1993, bulk 1930-1981

Creator:
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973  Search this
Subject:
Saarinen, Eliel  Search this
Zoller, Edwin W.  Search this
Bingham, George Caleb  Search this
Robinson, Boardman  Search this
Christ-Janer, Virginia Morgan Carpenter  Search this
University of Georgia  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Stephens College  Search this
Michigan State University  Search this
Pennsylvania State University  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Christmas cards
Sound recordings
Blueprints
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Prints
Drawings
Sketches
Citation:
Albert Christ-Janer papers, 1915-circa 1993, bulk 1930-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7415
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209572
AAA_collcode_chrialbe
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209572
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