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Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture qui sont dans la galerie d'Apollon au chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand appartement du roy au Palais des Tuilleries. Dessinez et gravez par les Srs Berain, Chauveau, et Le Moine (Ornaments of Painting and Sculpture That Are in the Gallery of Apollo in the Chasteau du Louvre, and in the Great Apartment of the King in the Tuileries Palace. Designed and Engraved by Sirs Berain, Chauveau and Le Moine)

Designer:
Jean Bérain the Younger, 1674-1726  Search this
François Chauveau, 1613 – 1676  Search this
Jean Le Moine, French  Search this
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book
Object Name:
Book
Made in:
France
Date:
1710
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-222
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-222
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Sheet with Sketches

Designer:
Giuseppe Bernardino Bison, Italian, 1762 - 1844  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink, brush and wash on paper
Type:
sculpture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Italy
Date:
1762–1844
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors
Accession Number:
1901-39-583
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1901-39-583

Album of Overdoors....Tiré du cabinet du Monseigneur le Duc de Piquigny...inventé et peint par J. La Joue, gravé par Cochin et Tardieu, à Paris chez La Joue, et la veuve de F. Chereau

Designer:
Jacques de Lajoüe, French, 1687–1761  Search this
Medium:
Bound volume
Type:
ephemera
Bound Volume
Object Name:
Bound Volume
Designed in:
Paris, France
Date:
1690–1760
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-211
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-211
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Joseph J. Greenberg papers

Creator:
Greenberg, Joseph J., 1915-1991  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet ((on 1 partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1989
Scope and Contents:
Two albums containing photographs of Greenberg's sculptures; loose photographs of Greenberg, his works, and exhibitions such as the Third International [Sculpture] Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1949; a group photograph of artists on the main staircase of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; clippings, 1939-1986; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1962-1989; brochures and programs, 1959-1963; and a scrapbook, 1940-1984, containing 11 letters primarily announcing his acceptance into exhibitions, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, 2 award certificates, and 2 resumes.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, wood-carver; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Sheila Greenberg, Joseph's widow, except for the photograph albums which were lent for microfilming. Collected and microfilmed as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
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:
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.greejose
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greejose

Karl Gruppe papers

Creator:
Gruppe, Karl, b. 1893  Search this
Names:
American Artists Professional League  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1978
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, art work, photographs, subject files, and printed material, relating to Gruppe's career as a sculptor, his involvement with the Public Works of Art Project, and his teacher Karl Bitter.
REEL 104: A list of monuments and fountains in New York City surveyed for renovation by Gruppe under the PWAP from 1934-1937. Each survey includes a general description, sometimes a photograph, a statement of its condition, repairs needed and renovation costs.
REEL N70-35: Correspondence, clippings, catalogs, 1920-1970, including items about the controversy over New York City's sculpture. Correspondents include Robert Moses, Edmond R. Amateis, Mary W. Harriman, Reginald Marsh, and Henry Wolf.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographies and resumes; correspondence, 1930-1976, concerning commissions and organizations; letters from Karl Bitter and family, 1905-1966; 21 sketches of designs for medals and coins; writings, including a report by Gruppe to the heads of the Pan-American Exposition, 1901, and "Art and the Church" by Lee Lawrie; and files (1.5 feet) on commissions, organizations, memorials, and other projects, containing printed material, business records, correspondence, writings and photographs. File headings include Alben W. Barkley Competition, American Federation of Arts, Architectural League, Art Commission Associates, Karl Bitter, Century Association, Commmittee on Government and Art, Competitions, Ecclesiastical Competion, Fine Arts Federation of N.Y.,
First Art Film Festival in America, Fort Clinton, Fund Raising, Henry Hudson Memorial, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Medallic Art Company, Medals & Memorials, Monumental Restoration Project, National Academy of Design, National Sculpture Society, Plaster Casts for Museums, Society of Medalists, U.S. Dept. of State, War Memorials, and William Rufus King Memorial.
Also included are a book, THE DREAM CITY, A PORTFOLIO OF PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF THE WORLDS COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, 1893, [cover inscribed THE MAGIC CITY]; clippings, 1949-1978; photographs (0.5 ft.) of Gruppe, his family, and friends, including Laura Gardin (Fraser), Anthony de Francisci, Karl Bitter and the Bitter family, and of art works by Gruppe, Bitter, Daniel Chester French and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, medalist; New York, N.Y. Studied at the Royal Academy, Antwerp, Belgium and at the Art Students League of New York with Karl Bitter. Served as president of the National Sculpture Society, 1950-1951. He worked on the Monument Restoration Project, New York City Department of Parks, for the Public Works of Art Project from 1934-1937.
Provenance:
Material on reel N70-35 lent for microfilming by Gruppe, 1970; remainder donated by Gruppe 1970-1973, and by his daughter Elizabeth Gruppe Stover, 1986.
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:
Medalists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Monuments -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Monuments -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Medals  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Film festivals
Identifier:
AAA.grupkarl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grupkarl

Hiram Samuel Gutsell papers

Creator:
Gutsell, Hiram Samuel, 1855?-1927  Search this
Names:
Cornell University. -- Faculty  Search this
Gutsell, Ida Squier, 1885-1951  Search this
Extent:
20 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1884-1928
Scope and Contents:
Two family trees; two condolence letters from Frederick S. Sommers and William A. Hammond, Dean of Cornell University, 1927; a letter to Dean Smalley from Gutsell's widow Ida containing a Syracuse University alumni questionnaire, 1928; obituaries; printed material, 1884-1928; and a photograph of Gutsell and of a portrait relief sculpture of him.
Biographical / Historical:
Art instructor; Ithaca, N. Y. Graduate of Syracuse University. He married painter Ida Squier in 1886 and became an instructor of industrial arts in Sibley College, Cornell University in 1888. When that department was transferred to the College of Architecture, he joined the architecture faculty as instructor of drawing and modeling. Gutsell illustrated several books by Dean Liberty Hyde Bailey of the College of Agriculture and designed several memorial tablets, most notably those of Prof. Ralph S. Tarr and Ezra Cornell. Gutsell retired in 1922 and produced some etchings.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Mirian Sweeney, Gutsell's granddaughter. Photocopies were discarded after microfilming.
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 teachers -- New York (State) -- Ithaca  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gutshira
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gutshira

Horatio Greenough sketchbook and drawings

Creator:
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Names:
Wright, Nathalia  Search this
Extent:
140 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1823-1851
Scope and Contents:
Greenough's sketchbook from his studies in Rome (1826) and 139 drawings (1823 - ca. 1851) by Greenough from the Petit Sully Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Florence, Italy. First of the American neoclassical sculptors, Greenough was born into a well-to-do family, grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1825. In that year, he went to Rome to pursue classical studies, until illness forced his return to America in 1827. The following year, he returned to Italy and established a studio in Florence. In 1832, Greenough received a commission from Congress to execute a colossal GEORGE WASHINGTON, the first major sculptural commission given to an American. Although he worked in Florence, the majority of his patrons were Americans.
Provenance:
Microfilm was donated by Nathalia Wright, a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who collected this material in preparation for her books, HORATIO GREENOUGH, THE FIRST AMERICAN SCULPTOR (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1963) and THE LETTERS OF HORATIO GREENOUGH (Madison: Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1972). Ms. Wright sold the collection to a private collector, circa 1987. The group has since been added to the collection of Mr. and Mrs. John F. McGuigan Jr.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.greehora
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greehora

Ira Glackens letters to Jane Wasey

Creator:
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Names:
Wasey, Jane, 1912-1992  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((26 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1990
Scope and Contents:
24 letters from Ira Glackens, 1985-1990, 1 letter from his wife, Nancy Glackens, April 2, 1986, and a note from her enclosed in one of Ira's letters, November 30, 1987. Glackens praises Wasey's animal sculptures, mentions his association with her teacher Heinz Warneke, discusses his writing and his difficulty finding an appropriate publisher for his book, and personal matters.
Biographical / Historical:
Glackens, a writer and son of painter William Glackens, was a friend and patron of Wasey, an animal sculptor, Lincolville, Maine. Glackens died in 1990.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Jane Wasey.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Animal sculptors -- Maine  Search this
Sculptors -- Maine  Search this
Topic:
Women sculptors -- Maine -- Lincolnville  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.glacira
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-glacira

Ruth Duckworth papers

Creator:
Duckworth, Ruth, 1919-2009  Search this
Extent:
5.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1938-2005
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chicago based sculptor and ceramisct, Ruth Duckeworth measure 5.7 linear feet and date from 1938-2005. Included is biographical material, correspondence, photographs, artwork and printed material documenting Duckworth's career.

Biographical material includes daybooks and calendars. Correspondence is professional and includes letters from galleries about Duckworth's exhibitions and correspondence regarding commissions of public art. Photographs are of Duckworth and her sculptures. Artwork consists of sketchbooks, loose sketches and collages. Printed material includes clippings, magazines and brochures.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Duckworth (1919-2009) was a sculptor and ceramist in Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance:
Donated 2015 by Thea Berger, Ruth Duckworth's agent. A portion of this material was lent for microfilming 1977 by Ruth Duckworth. Additional contact sheet and negatives of Duckworth were donated in 2020 by photographer Cal Kowal.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to 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.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.duckruth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-duckruth

Aaron Goodelman papers

Creator:
Goodelman, Aaron J., 1890-1978  Search this
Names:
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Union of American Hebrew Congregations  Search this
Goodelman, Sarah  Search this
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 7 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1909-1980
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, project files, works of art, photographs, and printed material documenting Goodelman's work as a sculptor, his participation in the Jewish community, and his interest in socialism.
Personal and professional correspondence is with artists, art associations, museums, galleries and relief organizations, documenting Goodelman's education in Rome, New York and at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris; his teaching career in New York, particularly with the Jefferson School of Social Sciences; and his participation in art, political and Jewish organizations, such as American Artists' Congress and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
Writings by Goodelman, undated and 1934, include notes, notebooks, and typescripts. There is also a typescript of Elizabeth McCausland's speech "Art and the Atom," 1947. Project files contain information regarding Goodelman's sculpting of memorial gravestones, Passover art, and the Week of Jewish Culture. Works of art by Goodelman, ca. 1920-1930's, include illustrations for the children's journals "Young Israel," "Kinder Journal" and Joseph Gaer's books "the Burning Bush" and "the Unconquered," sketches, portraiture, and figure drawings.
Photographs are of Goodelman, working and teaching sculpture; his childhood in Russia; his family, friends, and students; memorial gravestones, and works of art.
Printed material includes exhibition anouncements and catalogs, entry cards, invitations, clippings, political and art organizations information, adult and art education flyers, clippings and a photocopy of Goodelman's privately microfilmed scrapbook containing letters and printed material.
Also included are files on Goodelman's wife, Sarah, on Jewish children's schools, 1949-1950.
UNMICROFILMED: Two scrapbooks compiled by Sarah Goodelman, containing newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs and photographs regarding the career of Aaron Goodelman, as well as business cards, addresses, scattered receipts, negatives, and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, illustrator, lecturer, teacher; New York, N.Y. Another apparent name spelling is Aharon Gudlman.
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Goodelman, and in 1984 by his heir, Connie Weinstock and microfilmed in 1994 with funds provided by the Philip Birnbaum Foundation. Additional scrapbooks were donated in 2008 by Weinstock and do not appear on microfilm.
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:
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, Jewish  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Italy -- Rome  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.goodaaro
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goodaaro

Tina Prentiss papers

Creator:
Prentiss, Tina, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Boston Public Schools. Art Dept  Search this
Boston Visual Artists Union  Search this
Women Exhibiting in Boston, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1942-1976
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; scrapbooks; writings and notes; photographs and slides; art works; videotapes; sketches; awards and certificates; exhibition material; and printed material.
REEL 876: A 1974 portfolio containing 3 sketches and 19 photographs of "Sculpture in New Materials" (plastics), and an 8 page curriculum vitae and statement prepared by Prentiss for the Archives on the development of her art.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; writings and notes; awards and certificates; clippings, bulletins, and newsletters; catalogs, announcements, and other exhibition material; and photographs and slides of exhibitions and of Prentiss's work; correspondence, clippings, a publicity file, notes, reports, photographs and miscellany relating to exhibitions of the Boston Visual Artists Union, 1974-1976; a scrapbook of photographs, clippings, catalogs, reports, letters, relating to Women Exhibiting in Boston, Inc., 1973-1975; and a scrapbook about an art workshop held for Boston Public School teachers, 1961-1962, containing photographs of people involved and art work displayed, and ideas for school art projects.
Scrapbooks, 1954-1974, 11 v. containing correspondence, exhibition notices, catalogs, guest books, clippings, press releases, curricula vita, other printed matter, sketches, notes about her work and impressions of her shows, diary Sept.-Nov. 1972 (notes of daily progress for a one-man show), stencils, and photographs of her friends and works; two videotapes, "Tina Prentiss Show," September 30, 1975, and "Ten Talents at Tufts," October 10, 1975; a script, probably for the "Tina Prentiss Show"; and a taperecording, Tufts University Radio Women's Program, October 28, 1975; eight "symbolic portraits" in oil, including portraits of Admiral Richard Byrd, Albert Schweitzer, and Bradford Washburn, among others; and a painting, "Symbolic Portrait of James Michael Curley." 1956.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor; Boston, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Material on reel 876 lent for microfilming 1974 by Tina Prentiss; unmicrofilmed material donated 1974-1976 by Tina Prentiss. Painting of Curley donated 1978 by Earle Lawrence Prentiss, son of Tina Prentiss.
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 -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Women sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.prentina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-prentina

Eugenie Gershoy papers

Creator:
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Woodstock Artists Association (Woodstock, N.Y.)  Search this
Yaddo (Artist's colony)  Search this
Baker, Mildred, 1905-  Search this
Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968  Search this
Blanch, Lucile, 1895-1981  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
Dehn, Virginia  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Fruhauf, Aline, 1909-1978  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry, 1895-  Search this
Hart, Agnes, 1912-1979  Search this
Knight, Frederic C., 1898-1979  Search this
Marantz, Irving, 1912-1972  Search this
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950  Search this
Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986  Search this
Picken, George, 1898-  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C., 1897-1979  Search this
Presser, Josef, 1906-1967  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Scaravaglione, Concetta, 1900-1975  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Extent:
7.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Christmas cards
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Woodstock (N.Y.)
Date:
1914-1983
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and art instructor, Eugenie Gershoy, measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1914 to 1983. The collection documents Gershoy's career through biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Eugenie Gershoy papers date from 1914 to 1983, measure 7.2 linear feet, and reflect Gershoy's career as a sculptor and teacher. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, artwork of Gershoy and others, printed material including exhibition catalogs, and photographs with subjects including Gershoy, her friends and colleagues, her studio, and her artwork.

Correspondence forms the bulk of the collection and includes correspondence between Gershoy and her siblings and their families regarding her activities, as well as with colleagues, many of whom were associated with the Woodstock Artist Association, and many of whom were museum colleagues.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series according to material type. The contents of each series have been arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1939-1971 (boxes 1, 8-9; 3 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1914-1983, undated (boxes 1-6, 8-9; 5.8 linear ft.)

Series 3: Business Records, 1952-1978 (box 6; 5 folders)

Series 4: Notes, 1967-1970, undated (box 6; 3 folders)

Series 5: Writings, 1970, undated (box 6; 2 folders)

Series 6: Artwork, 1932-1978, undated (boxes 6, 8-9, OV 10, 26 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1932-1983, undated (boxes 7, 9; 19 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, 1916-1983, undated (boxes 7, 9; 12 folders)
Biographical Note:
Born in Krivoi Rog, Russia on January 1, 1901, Eugenie was the youngest of the Gershoy children. The family immigrated to New York City in 1903. She later became a U.S. citizen.

With the aid of two scholarships, she attended the Art Students League and studied under A. Stirling Calder, Leo Lentelli, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Boardman Robinson, and Carl Walters. During the late 1920s and early 1930s, she maintained a studio with Harry Gottlieb in Woodstock, New York. From 1936 to 1939, under the WPA Federal Art Project, she worked in conjunction with Max Spivak on murals for the children's recreation room in the Astoria branch of the Queens Borough Public Library, New York.

Gershoy's first solo show was at the Robinson Gallery in New York in 1940. Following a year of teaching at the New Orleans Art School, she moved to San Francisco in 1942. In 1946 she taught ceramics at the California School of Fine Arts, and in May 1950, she studied at Yaddo.

In addition to visits to England and France in the early 1930s, Gershoy travelled to Mexico and Guatemala in 1947, 1948, and 1961. She worked in Paris in 1951 and toured Africa, India, and the Orient in 1955.

Eugenie Gershoy died in 1986.
Related Material:
Related material in the Archives of American Art includes a transcribed oral history interview with Eugenie Gershoy conducted by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Program, October 15, 1964. A link to the transcript is provided from the online catalog.
Provenance:
The Eugenie Gershoy papers were donated to the Archives of American Art between 1975 and 1983 by the artist.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Eugenie Gershoy papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- Woodstock  Search this
Artists' studios -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Prints
Christmas cards
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Eugenie Gershoy papers, 1914-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gerseuge
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Eugenie Gershoy papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gerseuge

Sidney Geist papers

Creator:
Geist, Sidney  Search this
Names:
Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1938-1994
Scope and Contents:
REEL 795: Scrapbook containing fifteen photographs of Geist's sculpture and one clipping, 1939.
UNMICROFILMED: Printed material, 1941-1994; letters, 1979-1992; and manuscripts of "Brancusi, A Study of a Sculptor" and "Brancusi: The Kiss."
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, critic. Born 1914.
Provenance:
Scrapbook on reel 795 was lent for microfilming by Geist, 1974; he donated the remainder, 1994.
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.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.geissidn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-geissidn

Arnold Geissbuhler papers

Creator:
Geissbuhler, Arnold, 1897-1993  Search this
Names:
Bourdelle, Emile Antoine, 1861-1929  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh, 1884-1972  Search this
Bänninger, Otto Charles, 1897-  Search this
Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969  Search this
Geissbuhler, Elisabeth Chase  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Giacometti, Giovanni, 1868-1933  Search this
Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964  Search this
Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929  Search this
Richier, Germaine, 1904-1959  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 6 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1915-1977
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence (1920-1977), diaries, notes and writings, art works, subject files (1939-1968), printed material (1919-1971), and photographs (1919-1929) document Geissbuhler's artistic activities in Paris and New England.
Reels 1267-1268: Many letters (1920-1971), written by Geissbuhler to his wife Elisabeth Chase Geissbuhler, are illustrated. Other correspondents include Adelyn Breeskin, Margaret Browne, Edward W. Forbes, and A. Conger Goodyear. Art works consist of 26 sketchbooks (1915-1962), annotated in French and English, and over 600 figure studies (1922-1970). Printed material includes a Sculptors' Guild brochure, art course announcements (1958), and clippings (1924-1971). Other materials consist of 2 autobiographical accounts, an award from the Cambridge Centennial Exhibition (1946), an address book and calling cards.
Reel 1271: Printed material includes reproductions of Geissbuhler's work, an advertisement for the Academie Julian (1919), an exhibition announcement (1921), and a clipping (1925). Photographs (1919-1922) and a photograph album (1921-1929) contain images of Geissbuhler in his studio, his works, his family, and friends including Otto Banninger, Antoine Bourdelle, Alberto Giacometti, his father Giovanni Giacometti, and Germaine Richier. Sixteen photographs show art classes, primarily Bourdelle's classes (1919-1922), and Charles Graffley's studio (1921). Other materials consist of biographical notes, an award certificate and 4 sketches (1918).
Reel 1331: Correspondence consists of letters received from Antoine and Rhoda Bourdelle (1921-1977) and general correspondence concerning art business matters (1927-1971). A diary in 8 volumes (1921-1922) contains some illustrated entries. Printed material (1934-1971) consists of 40 exhibition catalogs, 8 clippings, and a school brochure. Four loose sketches are undated. Seven subject files concerning Geissbuhler's sculpture projects contain letters, business records, notes, and clippings.
Reel 1813: Photographs of Geissbuhler's work and one of his house, ca. 1924-1933.
Unfilmed: Letters (1937-1941) concern Geissbuhler's work for the WPA, Treasury Department, and the Federal Works Agency, primarily the Medford project and the Foxboro, Massachusetts, post office project. Other material consists of 3 forms, 2 exhibition catalogs, a press release concerning government projects, 2 rolled charcoal drawings and 2 photographs of the sculptural relief "Straw Cutting and Weaving" from the Foxboro, Massachusetts post office project, and notes.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Dennis, Mass. Born in Delemont, Switzerland. In 1914, Geissbuhler traveled to Zurich to become a sculptor's apprentice in the studio of Otto Munch. He attended the Kunst Gewerbe School and worked as Munch's assistant until 1919. In that year, Geissbuhler went to Paris to study with Antoine Bourdelle at the Academie Julian. He maintained a studio in Paris until 1927, when he travelled to the United States and married Elisabeth Chase, a Boston sculptor whom he met in Bourdelle's class. They moved to New England in 1933, and in 1937 he became an art instructor at Wellesley College.
Provenance:
Material on reels 1267-1268, 1271, 1331 and 1813 lent for microfilming 1977-1978; unmicrofilmed material donated 1984 all by Arnold Geissbuhler.
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:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Switzerland  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.geisarno
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-geisarno

Alfred Milton Duca papers

Creator:
Duca, Alfred Milton, 1920-  Search this
Names:
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918- -- Photographs  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010 -- Photographs  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Photographer:
Brook, John, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
6.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
2.1 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1997
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; project files; lists; biographical material; photographs; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.
REEL 2027: Photographs of Duca at work, his studio, and his works of art.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; project files on the "Gloucester Experiment" and "Channel One" containing correspondence, reports, drawings, notes, printed material, and photographs; lists of collections, price lists, and lists of works of art; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; biographical material; and miscellany. Among the photographs are one of Jack Levine, one of Leonard Bernstein with Irving Fein, and one of Igor Stravinsky and his son, taken by John Brook, ca. 1950.
ADDITION: Biographical material, including vital documents; correspondence; writings; business records; exhibition materials; clippings; printed material; photographs of Duca, sculpture, and paintings; and most significantly, files on Duca's commissions and projects.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor; Annisquam, Massachusetts. Duca died Jan. 13, 1997.
Provenance:
Material on reel 2027 lent for microfilming 1980 by Alfred Duca; he donated the unmicrofilmed material in 1980. In 1998, an additional 2.4 ft. was donated 1998 by Veronique Duca, widow of Alfred Duca.
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 -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.ducaalfr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ducaalfr

Robert Garrison papers

Creator:
Garrison, Robert, 1895-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1926-1939
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook containing clippings, photographs and writings regarding Garrison's work on the Boston Ave. Methodist Church, Tulsa, Okla.; Midland Savings and Loan, Denver, Colo.; the RKO building, New York, N.Y. and elsewhere; and seven loose photographs of sculpture.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor. Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa and grew up in Oklahoma City. Studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Commissions included portrait busts, ornamental statues and architectural decoration.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Fannie Isquith.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.garrrobe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-garrrobe

Nam June Paik Papers

Artist:
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006  Search this
Extent:
55 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Photographs
Exhibition catalogs
Books
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Date:
1832-2008
bulk 1960-2000
Summary:
The archive is comprised of the papers of the artist (his writings, notes, scores, plans and designs, photographs and assorted print ephemera), his library (books, magazines, trade catalogs, etc.), as well as three dimensional artifacts from his studio (objects, toys, televisions, radios, the artist's desk, etc.) and over 200 videotapes (the artist's single-channel videotapes, installation videotapes, and videotape records of performances and interviews).
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Nam June Paik measure approximately 55 linear feet and date from 1832 to 2008, with the bulk of materials dating from 1960 to 2000. The papers document the artist's global career in video and multimedia art. The collection includes the artist's early writings on art, history and technology, performance scores, production notes for videotape and television products, plans for video installations, and documentation of large-scale television projects such as Guadalcanal Requiem (1977/79) and The More the Better (1988).

Letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and notes from friends and business associates reflect Paik's association with a wide international circle of artists, including many of those associated with Fluxus. Biographical materials include vintage photographs, an early affidavit of support from Jonas Mekas for Paik's temporary entry into the United States and the transcript of a 1977 interview conducted by Dick Higgins.

Additional materials that provide insight into Paik's career include documentation of early Fluxus performances both before and after Paik's move to New York City in 1964 and printed announcements and programs for exhibitions, festivals, and performances.

Also included in the papers are over 400 books and magazines.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into fourteen series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1957-1999 (Box 1; 10 folders; .20 linear feet)

Series 2. Correspondence, 1959-2002 (Boxes 1-4 and oversize box 51; 74 folders, 1.5 linear feet)

Series 3. Financial and Legal Records,1965-2002 (Boxes 5-6; 27 folders; .8 linear feet)

Series 4. Project Files, ca. 1965-1998 (Boxes 7-10 and oversize boxes 52-53, 66 folders; 2 linear feet)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1974-2002 (Box 10 and oversize box 53; 19 folders; .3 linear feet)

Series 6: Notes and Writings, ca. 1960-2000 (Boxes 11-15 and oversize box 54; 112 folders; 2.1 linear feet)

Series 7: Sketchbooks and Sketches, 1974-1979 and undated (Box 16 and oversize box 54; 9 folders; .1 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, ca. 1940-2001 (Boxes 16-17 and oversize boxes 55 and 57; 36 folders; .9 linear feet)

Series 9: Artifacts and Ephemera, ca. 1960-2000 (Box 18 and oversize box 55; 17 folders; .5 linear feet)

Series 10: Printed Materials, 1832-2004 (Boxes 19-25 and oversize boxes 56-63; 121 folders; 10 linear feet)

Series 11: Books, 1839-2003 (Boxes 25-40 and oversize box 66; 17 linear feet)

Series 12: Magazines and Newsletters, ca. 1900-2000 (Boxes 41-46; 6 linear feet)

Series 13: Product Manuals, Trade Catalogs and Directories, ca. 1970-2000 (Boxes 47-50; 4 linear feet)

Series 14: Newspapers, 1867-2008 (Oversize boxes 62-65; 9.5 linear feet)
Biographical note:
Nam June Paik (1932-2006), internationally recognized as the "Father of Video Art," created a large body of work, including video sculptures, installations, performances, videotapes and television productions. His art and ideas embodied a radical new vision for an art form that changed global visual culture.

Born in 1932 in Seoul, Korea, to a wealthy industrial family, Paik and his family fled Korea in 1950 at the outset of the Korean War, first to Hong Kong, then to Japan. Paik graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1956, and then traveled to Germany to pursue his interest in avant-garde music, composition and performance. There he met John Cage and George Maciunas and became a member of the neo-dada Fluxus movement. In 1963, Paik had his legendary one-artist exhibition at the Galerie Parnass in Wuppertal, Germany, that featured his prepared television sets, which radically altered the look and content of television.

After immigrating to the United States in 1964, he settled in New York City, where he expanded his engagement with video and television, and had exhibitions of his work at the New School, Galerie Bonino, and the Howard Wise Gallery. In 1965, Paik was one of the first artists to use a portable video camcorder. In 1969, he worked with Japanese engineer Shuya Abe to construct an early video-synthesizer that allowed Paik to combine and manipulate images from different sources. The Paik-Abe video synthesizer transformed electronic moving-image making. Paik invented a new artistic medium with television and video, creating an astonishing array of artworks, from his seminal video Global Groove (1973), to his sculptures TV Buddha (1974) and TV Cello (1971); to installations such as TV Garden (1974), Video Fish (1975) and Fin de Siecle II (1989); videotapes Living with Living Theatre (1989) and Guadalcanal Requiem (1977/1979); and global satellite television productions such as Good Morning Mr. Orwell, which broadcast from the Centre Pompidou in Paris and a WNET-TV studio in New York City January 1, 1984.

Paik has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including the major retrospectives: Nam June Paik, organized by Tate Liverpool and museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf (2011); The Worlds of Nam June Paik organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City (2000); and Nam June Paik, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art (1982). He has been featured in major international art exhibitions including Documenta, the Venice Biennale, and the Whitney Biennial.
Provenance:
In 2009, the Nam June Paik archive was received as a gift from the Nam June Paik estate.
Restrictions:
Access to the archive requires an advance appointment. Please contact Paik Archive staff by email at PaikArchive@si.edu.
Rights:
Unpublished materials are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Video art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Exhibition catalogs
Books
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Nam June Paik Archive, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Gift of the Nam June Paik Estate
Identifier:
SAAM.NJP.1
See more items in:
Nam June Paik Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-saam-njp-1
Online Media:

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Creator:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
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Topic:
Arctic Studies;Alaska;Alaska Natives;Native Art;Indigenous Art  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
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YouTube Channel:
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Data Source:
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Creator:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-12-20T01:38:29Z
Topic:
Arctic Studies;Alaska;Alaska Natives;Native Art;Indigenous Art  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
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YouTube Channel:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska channel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska
EDAN-URL:
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Sculpting Ivory (16 of 17): Adding Details

Creator:
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-12-20T20:06:04Z
Topic:
Arctic Studies;Alaska;Alaska Natives;Native Art;Indigenous Art  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
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YouTube Channel:
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