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Frederick Warren Allen papers, 1933-1981

Creator:
Allen, Frederick Warren 1888-1961  Search this
Subject:
Beetham, Laurel  Search this
Physical description:
59 items (on partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston
Date:
1933
1933-1981
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA
AAA allefred
Restrictions & Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy
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Pepper, Beverly - Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 61, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975, 1992-1993
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries and appointment books required written permission.
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:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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André Emmerich Gallery records
André Emmerich Gallery records / Series 6: Artists Files
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cec61759-0e88-4287-8858-77efd96179fe
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ead_component:sova-aaa-andremmg-ref3054
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Frederick Warren Allen papers

Creator:
Allen, Frederick Warren, 1888-1961  Search this
Names:
Beetham, Laurel  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (59 items on partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scrapbooks
Date:
1933-1981
Scope and Contents:
The microfilm Frederick Warren Allen papers contain biographical sketches; lists of works; correspondence; and a school paper, "27 Tavern Road: The Italian Studio," by his granddaughter, Laurel Beetham, describing his studio. Also included are a scrapbook of clippings; printed material; and photographs of Allen, his family, and his works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick Warren Allen (1888-1961) was a sculptor and educator in Boston, Massachusetts. Allen was associated with the Boston School of artists and taught sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Agnes Allen, 1981.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Educators  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.allefred
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Gaston Lachaise : portrait sculpture / by Carolyn Kinder Carr and Margaret C.S. Christman

Author:
Carr, Carolyn Kinder  Search this
Fern, Alan Maxwell 1930-  Search this
Christman, Margaret C. S  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston 1882-1935  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Subject:
Lachaise, Gaston 1882-1935  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 170 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
Topic:
Portrait sculpture, American  Search this
Biography  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.L13 C3
NB553.L24 C311 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_262084

Gaston Lachaise, 1882-1935 : exhibition, January 20-February 15, 1947

Author:
Lachaise, Gaston 1882-1935  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co  Search this
Subject:
Lachaise, Gaston 1882-1935  Search this
Physical description:
18 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1947
[1947]
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB237.L26 K6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646086

French, Daniel C. (Trustee)

Collection Creator:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated, 1912-1931
Scope and Contents note:
(includes letter about gift of F. D. Millet's art books and costumes to the academy, comments on sculptor fellows, "Study in Rome. Preliminary Information and Suggestions for Students in Sculpture, American Academy in Rome")
Collection 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.
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:
American Academy in Rome records, 1855-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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American Academy in Rome records
American Academy in Rome records / Series 2: Board of Trustees Records / 2.3: Records of Officers / 2.3.3: Secretaries / C. Grant La Farge
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c6beddd0-16e4-4098-837c-d3a74792fc11
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ead_component:sova-aaa-ameracar-ref486

Durand, Asher Brown

Collection Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 64, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1867-1887
1900
Collection Restrictions:
This bulk of this collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Academy of Design records
National Academy of Design records / Series 18: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw904e8b170-3bde-4605-88e7-7e06ebda50f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-natiacad-ref1120
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Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers

Creator:
Lipman, Howard, 1905-1992  Search this
Names:
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Huge, Jurgan Frederick, 1809-1878  Search this
Lipman, Jean, 1909-1998  Search this
Porter, Rufus, 1792-1884  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Extent:
46.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1848, 1916-2000
Summary:
The Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers measure 46.6 linear feet and span the years 1916 to 2000, with one brochure maintained in a research file dating to 1848. The bulk dates for the collection are 1932 to 1992. The papers primarily concern the art collecting activities and interests of the Lipmans which included modern American sculpture, American folk art, and other contemporary American paintings. Found within the papers are correspondence files, notes and printed material that served as research and reference material, along with financial material. The collection also contains writings, notes, and editorial material used by Jean Lipman in her dual roles as an editor for Art in America magazine and as a respected art critic and author.
Scope and Content Note:
The Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers measure 46.6 linear feet and span the years 1916 to 2000. A copy of an 1848 brochure, retained by Jean Lipman in her research and writings files accounts for the early span date listed in the title of the collection. The bulk dates for the collection are 1932 to 1992. The records include correspondence, notes and printed material that served as research and reference material, along with some financial material that documents the art collecting activities and interests of the Lipmans. The collection also contains writing and editorial material used by Jean Lipman in her dual roles as an editor for Art in America magazine and as a respected author.

The Personal Files describe the social activities and associations of the Lipmans and include biographical information, personal and family correspondence, gift giving activities, the art career of Jean Lipman, and relationships maintained by the Lipmans with various art organizations.

The Howard and Jean Lipman Art Collection Files describe the art collecting activities and interests of the Lipmans throughout their lifetime. The General Files section consists of reference files on art organizations and galleries with whom the Lipmans maintained relationships. Also included are particular topics or exhibitions of interest to the Lipmans. The Sculptors and Painters of Interest section served as reference files about the activities of artists in whom the Lipmans were interested and whose works they owned, or considered owning. The Folk Art Collection section documents the collecting and purchasing activities of the Lipmans as they amassed and then subsequently sold their two significant folk art collections.

The Artists Files document the friendship and projects that developed between the Lipmans and three major American artists: Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith. Of special interest to researchers will be some original Calder artwork mixed into the correspondence between the Lipmans and Calder, as well as drawings, sketches, prints, and posters found in the associated oversize folder. Also found in the Calder subseries are some proofs from Calder's Circus, edited by Jean Lipman.

The Research and Writing Files is divided into five sections dealing with research and writing projects undertaken by Jean Lipman. The first three sections deal with biographical projects that resulted in books or articles about three significant American primitive artists: Jurgan Frederick Huge, Rufus Porter, and Samuel Wood Gaylor. The fourth section deals with writing projects that resulted in the publication of several generalized books on the topic of American folk art. The final section consists of materials associated with the published articles and other authored works of Jean Lipman on a variety of American art topics.

The Art in America Editorial Files consists of editorial material maintained by Jean Lipman during her tenure (1941-1971) as editor of Art in America. The Financial Files reflect the early financial activities of the magazine during the brief period when the Lipmans owned it.

During the period that Jean Lipman served as editor, a variety of distinguished art historians, artists, architects, novelists, and poets contributed articles, columns, or artwork to the magazine. A sampling of correspondents that can be found in the general correspondence of this series include: Joseph Albers, Marcel DuChamp, John Dos Passos, Nelson Rockefeller, Charles Sheeler, and Andrew Wyeth. The General Correspondence Files also document the two subsequent changes of ownership and the growth of subscribers that occurred during the period of Lipman's editorship.

Editorial material related to individual magazine issues is found within this series, as well as information pertaining to the innovative advertising and special projects undertaken by the magazine as it sought to expand its readership and prestige. The Art in America series also chronicles the changes at the magazine that led to Lipman's resignation as editor in 1971.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series. Arrangement is generally alphabetical by subject heading or type of material. Items within folders are arranged chronologically by year.

Missing Title

Series 1: Personal Files (Boxes 1-3; 3 linear ft.)

Series 2: Howard and Jean Lipman Art Collection (Boxes 3-15; 12 linear ft.)

Series 3: Artists Files (Boxes 15-18, 46-47, OV 50-52; 3.6 linear ft.)

Series 4: Research and Writings Files (Boxes 18-28, 48; OV 50, 53; 10.3 linear ft.)

Series 5: -- Art in America -- Editorial Files (Boxes 28-45; 49, OV 50; 17.3 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Howard W. and Jean Lipman shared a lifetime sponsorship of art. The Lipmans' personal art collection, acquired throughout their marriage, was eventually divided into three separate parts: The Howard W. Lipman Foundation collection that was donated and merged into the modern sculpture holdings of the Whitney Museum of American Art; an American folk art collection that was later sold through two separate auctions in 1950 and 1981 and is now part of the holdings of the New York Historical Association and the Museum of American Folk Art; and a personal collection that was retained and displayed in the Lipmans' various residences in Connecticut, New York, and Arizona.

Married in 1933, the Lipmans began jointly collecting American folk art at a time when few art museums or institutions recognized the historical and artistic value of early primitive, self-taught artists. By the late 1940s, the Lipmans had amassed a large, significant collection that was highly regarded for its quality and scope.

During the early 1950s, the Lipmans also began actively collecting sculpture, focusing upon American contemporary sculptors. In the late 1950s they created the Howard W. Lipman Foundation, with an initial inventory of forty sculptures and three paintings by contemporary American artists. The purpose of the foundation was to acquire significant works by emerging American sculptors and to make them available through loans or donations to various art institutions.

In 1965 the Howard W. Lipman Foundation approached the Whitney Museum of American Art with a proposal to coordinate the foundation's efforts and goals with the museum's contemporary sculpture program. The foundation offered a majority of its growing collection of sculpture and acquisition funds towards the development of the evolving permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Thereafter, the Howard W. Lipman Foundation served in an advisory role to the museum's acquisitions, and the foundation supplied the necessary funds to acquire works of sculpture desired by the Whitney for its permanent collection.

In addition to their folk art and foundation collections, the Lipmans also acquired important works by Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith, through their lifelong association and friendship with these artists. Many of these pieces were retained in the Lipmans' personal collection throughout their lives.

Individually the Lipmans also expressed their interest in art through various means. Jean Lipman served as editor of Art in America magazine from 1940 to 1970, which provided her with continuous exposure to emerging artists and trends in American art. Jean Lipman's abiding interest in folk and contemporary art was also expressed through her voluminous writings. Throughout her life she wrote and edited highly acclaimed books and articles about major themes and artists in American art, and she was a recognized folk art authority and connoisseur. Some of her best known works include: The Flowering of American Folk Art; Rufus Porter, Yankee Wall Painter; and Calder's Universe.

Jean Lipman, born in 1909, was also an amateur artist in her later years, creating paintings and assemblages that often dealt with the theme of "art about art." She was represented by a gallery in New York City, as well as one in Arizona, and she had several solo exhibitions.

Howard W. Lipman, born in 1905, showed an early interest in art. By the mid 1920s he had gone to Paris to study painting, but Lipman found himself more attracted to sculpture and he began studying with a German wood carver. In the late 1930s, after returning to the New York City area, Lipman began stone carving with the Clay Club on Eighth Street, adjacent to the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was represented by a New York City gallery and participated in local exhibitions.

Deciding that his sculptural talent was not sufficient for professional pursuit, Lipman began his business career as a stockbroker in Neuberger and Berman, a prominent New York investment management firm that he helped to establish in 1939. Lipman subsequently channeled his artistic endeavors toward collecting and supporting the work of established and emerging American sculptors. He also served on the boards of both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Archives of American Art.

Howard and Jean Lipman maintained long and close relationships with three prominent American artists: Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith. Jean Lipman, in particular, was involved in promoting and documenting Calder and his works through numerous articles, books, and exhibitions that she helped produce as editor of the magazine Art in America and publications director for the Whitney Museum of American Art. Calder's Universe, which she edited to accompany a major Whitney Museum of American Art retrospective exhibition of his works in 1976, was considered by Calder to be his "official" biography. The book went to fourteen printings, one of the largest ever, in the history of art books.

The Lipmans were also great admirers of Louise Nevelson and her work. They purchased her artwork for their own collection, as well as donating pieces to various art museums and institutions. Jean Lipman wrote articles about Nevelson and edited the book, Nevelson's World.

David Smith and the Lipmans established a friendship in the late 1950s that lasted until Smith's untimely death in May 1965. The Lipmans purchased several Smith sculptures, which they placed on the grounds of their Wilton, Connecticut, home. They also purchased Smith works for donation to public institutions, such as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

The Lipmans retired to Carefree, Arizona, a private residential community renowned for its sensitivity to ecologically-based, architectural design. Howard Lipman died in 1992. Jean Lipman remained active in art and community affairs until her death in 1998.
Provenance:
The papers of Howard and Jean Lipman were initially donated to the Archives of American Art by Howard and Jean Lipman from 1965-1989. Subsequent additions to the original gift were made by Jean Lipman in 1998 and by Peter and Beverly Lipman in 2001. Several small portions of these early accessions were microfilmed.

An associated gift that was originally accessioned as the Art in America Magazine Records was made by Howard and Jean Lipman from 1970-1973. This group, which largely consisted of Jean Lipman's editorial files from her years as editor of the magazine, was subsequently merged with the Howard W. and Jean Lipman records in 2004.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers, 1848, 1916-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lipmhowa
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97247c5f0-a666-4bf1-a2ce-bcb5abf29458
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-lipmhowa
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John Quincy Adams Ward papers in the New York Historical Society, 1857-1915

Creator:
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830-1910  Search this
Subject:
Dana, Paul  Search this
French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931  Search this
Herber, C. A  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood 1853-1937  Search this
Orr, Alexander Ector 1831-1914  Search this
Potter, Edward Clark 1857-1923  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison) 1820-1900  Search this
Ruckstull, F. W (Fred Wellington) 1853-1942  Search this
Thomas, Charles N  Search this
Adams, Herbert 1858-1945  Search this
Appleton, Thomas Gold 1812-1884  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis 1867-1915  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon 1867-1941  Search this
Chilton, R. S  Search this
Cushing, Robert  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 microfilm reels
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1857
1857-1915
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Local number:
AAA 509-510
AAA
AAA wardjohn
Restrictions & Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:siris_arc_209083

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg papers, 1842-1882

Creator:
Kellogg, Miner K (Miner Kilbourne) 1814-1889  Search this
Subject:
Benjamin, Park 1809-1864  Search this
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di 1832-1904  Search this
Clark, Lewis Gaylord 1808-1873  Search this
Curtis, George William 1824-1892  Search this
Custis, George Washington Parke 1781-1857  Search this
Everett, Edward 1794-1865  Search this
Gayarré, Charles 1805-1895  Search this
Gilpin, Henry D (Henry Dilworth) 1801-1860  Search this
Griswold, Rufus W (Rufus Wilmot) 1815-1857  Search this
Johnson, Reverdy 1796-1876  Search this
Kearny, Philip 1815-1862  Search this
Kirkland, Caroline M (Caroline Matilda) 1801-1864  Search this
Macready, William Charles 1793-1873  Search this
Marlay, Charles Brinsley 1831-1912  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins 1801-1882  Search this
Parsons, Theophilus 1750-1813  Search this
Poinsett, Joel Roberts 1779-1851  Search this
Powers, Hiram 1805-1873  Search this
Ream, Vinnie 1847-1914  Search this
Russell, Samuel H  Search this
Scott, Winfield Mrs  Search this
Sherman, Ellen Ewing 1824-1888  Search this
Slidell, John 1793-1871  Search this
Somers, Virginia Lady  Search this
Stratford de Redcliffe, Stratford Canning Viscount 1786-1880  Search this
Swedenborg, Emanuel 1688-1772  Search this
Taylor, Bayard 1825-1878  Search this
Tiffany, Osmond b. 1823  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T (Henry Theodore) 1813-1871  Search this
Wall, W. I  Search this
Whittlesey, Elisha 1783-1863  Search this
Wickliffe, R. Jr  Search this
Cleveland Academy of Art  Search this
Lenox Library  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
0.6 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)
Type:
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1842
1842-1882
Topic:
Portrait painting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Local number:
AAA D30
AAA D33
AAA 986
AAA
AAA kellmine
Restrictions & Rights:
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
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Miner Kilbourne Kellogg papers, 1842-1882
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_211327

Nathaniel Kaz exhibition catalogs, 1938-1981

Creator:
Kaz, Nathaniel 1917-  Search this
Physical description:
0.2 linear ft. (11 items)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Catalogs
Date:
1938
1938-1981
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Instructors  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA
AAA kaznaec
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Nathaniel Kaz exhibition catalogs, 1938-1981
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_209854

José de Rivera papers, 1930-1991

Creator:
De Rivera, José Ruiz 1904-1985  Search this
Subject:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Marter, Joan M  Search this
Goldsmith, Howard  Search this
American Iron and Steel Institute  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Physical description:
5.6 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1930
1930-1991
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Local number:
AAA N/70-32
AAA derijose
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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José de Rivera papers, 1930-1991
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_211499

Adolph A. Weinman papers, 1890-1959

Creator:
Weinman, Adolph A (Adolph Alexander) 1870-1952  Search this
Subject:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
10.3 linear feet
Type:
Sketchbooks
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Drawings
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1890
1890-1959
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Local number:
AAA 283
AAA 414
AAA 5884-5892
AAA weinadol
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Adolph A. Weinman papers, 1890-1959
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_211534

Gurdon G. Woods papers, 1948-1987

Creator:
Woods, Gurdon G. 1915-  Search this
Subject:
DeFeo, Jay 1929-1989  Search this
Siegriest 1899-1989  Search this
Siegriest, Lundy 1925-  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Physical description:
0.8 linear ft
Addition: 0.2 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Place:
California
Date:
1948
1948-1987
20th century
Topic:
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Art festivals  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA
AAA woodgurd
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center
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Gurdon G. Woods papers, 1948-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_213742

Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin papers, 1929-1988

Creator:
Sanford, Marion  Search this
Chapin, Cornelia 1893-1972  Search this
Subject:
Hernández, Mateo 1884-1949  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1929
1929-1988
20th century
Topic:
Bas-relief  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Sculpture--Technique  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Local number:
aaa
AAA sanfmari
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center
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Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin papers, 1929-1988
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216613

Lawrence "Larry" James Beck papers, 1938-1994

Creator:
Beck, Larry 1938-1994  Search this
Physical description:
6 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 half-sized box, 2 oversized boxes)
Culture:
Yupik Eskimos  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Negatives
Newsletters
Notes
Pamphlets
Photographs
Portfolios (groups of works)
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Place:
North America
Date:
1938
1938-1994
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Inuit masks  Search this
Public sculpture, American  Search this
Local number:
NMAI.AC.017
Restrictions & Rights:
Researchers must contact the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection. Contact information below
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_284143

Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck papers

Writer of accompanying material:
Beck, Larry, 1938-1994  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet (13 archival boxes, 1 half size archival box, and 2 oversize boxes )
Culture:
Yupik Eskimos  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Notes
Portfolios (groups of works)
Correspondence
Newsletters
Negatives
Pamphlets
Drawings
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1938-1994
Summary:
The Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck papers, located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, contain biographical materials, sculpture portfolios, art shows, notes, sketches and drawings, publications, correspondence and visual material including photos, slides and negatives of Larry's art.
Scope and Contents:
The Larry Beck papers contains materials that span his career as an artist. The bulk of the material in this collection dates from the late 1960's until his death in 1994 and includes, but is not limited to, biographical materials, sculpture portfolios, correspondence relating to his artwork and his family, sketches and drawings as well as visual materials of Beck's artwork which including prints, slides and negatives. Additionally, publications regarding subjects that interested Beck are also included in this collection.
Arrangement:
The Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck Papers are arranged into seven series:

Series 1: Biographical and Personal, (undated, 1938-1994)

Series 2: Correspondence, (undated, 1966-1994)

Series 3: Sculptures and Shows, (undated, 1966-1994)

Series 4: Sketches, Drawings, Notes and Ideas, (undated)

Series 5: Publications and Graphic Materials (undated, 1966-1995)

Series 6: Miscellaneous Material, (undated)

Series 7: Visual Material, contains photographs, negatives and slides
Biographical / Historical:
Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck was born in Seattle, Washington on May 20, 1938. Beck's father was American and his mother was Norwegian and Yup'ik from Alaska. Larry was raised in Seattle and in 1956 graduated from Ballard High School. He then attended college at the University of Washington from1957 to 1959, where he first studied engineering. However, he decided that art was more in his future so between 1960-1961 he attended the Burnley School of Professional Art in Seattle, now known as The Art Institute of Seattle. In 1962 Larry was given the opportunity to attend the University of Arizona's Guadalajara Summer School and study art abroad. Upon his return in 1962, he resumed his studies at The University of Washington and in 1964 he earned a B.A. in painting and a M.F.A. in 1965. While at UW, Larry was taught by George Tsutakawa and Everett Du Pen and visiting New York artist Gabriel Kohn. His art reflects the influences of sculptor David Smith, Mark di Suvero and Inuit artist Gariel Kohn.

During the 1966-1967 academic year, Larry was a visiting instructor of sculpture at the University of Oregon, in Eugene. During this time Larry participated in an exhibit called the Great Northwest Sausage Company Art show. This show included artists such as Morris Yarowsky, Dan Solomon, Gertrude (Trudie) Pacific-Beck, David Cotter, John Haugse and Marcella Rawlinson. The years between 1967-1968 were spent at the University of Southampton, England as a Fine Arts Fellow. His wife at the time, Trudie also accompanied him and also studied art while in England. When Larry and Trudie returned to the States, they settled in Skagit Valley Washington.

During the late 1960s and 1970s, Larry focused on his large scale, abstract sculptures and established his reputation as a sculpture. Larry's early works were comprised of found metals and objects assembled in a lyrical but humorous manner. Larry also was apart of the Shazam Society with Tom Robbins among others, which produced performances and happenings. During 1975-1980, he installed projects for Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, Highline Community College and Boeing (King County Airport). He also worked on a piece for the Occidental Park site in Seattle, but due to circumstances of the city it was never installed.

Although Larry was not raised around his ancestral homelands, like his Mother, in the mid 1970s Larry visited the Alaskan coast. It was then that he realized he understood the Yup'ik culture. In 1973 Larry started to produce a new series of pieces called "Inukshuk", which is Inuit for sculpture presence. This term was also used for three major commissions that later followed. Larry continued to use Inuit terminology in his work. This was the first sign that Larry started to embrace his multicultural heritage in his artwork. Larry experimented with making bronze and aluminum small castings of traditional Inuit masks, but he felt uneasy that these masks represented a complete contradiction to his western art training.

After the 1980 install of the Boeing sculpture, Beck experienced what he would call his sculpture career crisis. He became disappointed with public art. This is when Larry received his calling to start working on his abstract Inuit Inua (spirit) masks. Larry embraced the idea of using the ancestral ways of his Mother's people of finding natural objects and turning them into masks or art pieces. Larry utilized this method and found contemporary objects within junkyards and hardware stores to create his contemporary Inua masks. From this time on, Larry focused the remaining years of his life working on Inua masks. He participated in shows at art galleries and loaned artwork out for traveling exhibits that where exhibited from the United Nations in Switzerland to all over the United States, including his ancestral homelands of Alaska. Also from the mid 1980s till the end of his life in 1994, he spent more time with his children.

On March 27th 1994, Larry died of a heart attack in his home in Washington. His artwork still lives on today in many museums and private collections. He turned Native American Art into something that kept historical cultural ties while also embracing a contemporary look.
Provenance:
These research materials were donated to NMAI in March 2009 by Nikolai Beck and Alex Beck.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Copyright is vested with Nikolai Beck and Alex Beck and will not transfer to the National Museum of the American Indian until 2018. Researchers seeking publication use, must obtain permission directly from the donors by contacting NMAI Archives (nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Topic:
Sculptors -- Washington (State)  Search this
Public sculpture, American  Search this
Inuit masks  Search this
Indian art -- North America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Notes
Portfolios (groups of works)
Correspondence
Newsletters
Negatives
Pamphlets
Drawings
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck Papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.017
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Lawrence 'Larry' James Beck papers
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv44bd6f2ef-4205-4792-b746-aa65a7e2fa40
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-017

Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs

Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
21.3 Linear feet ((51 document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1910-1940, 1950s
Summary:
Originally assembled by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for study purposes, this collection is comprised of 2,790 black-and-white photographs documenting the work of 250 sculptors.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the collection was assembled by the Metropolitan Museum of Art starting around 1910 and continuing up through 1940, with a few additions added in the 1950s. The images were assembled for study purposes for the Museum's American Department. Included are works from in-house Met staff photographers, as well as photographs acquired from outside sources, including works by commercial photographers and publishers (notably A. B. Bogart, Louis H. Dreyer, Detroit Publishing Company, Joseph Hawkes, and De Witt Ward). Also included are photographs assembled by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for the study of American art and presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1930.

Among the artists well represented in the collection are: Herbert Adams, Robert Aitken, Alexander Archipenko, George Grey Barnard, Chester Beach, Karl Bitter, Solon H. Borglum, Alexander Stirling Calder, Gaetano Cecere, Henry Clews, Jr., Cyrus Edwin Dallin, Jo Davidson, John Donoghue, Ulric Henry Ellerhusen, Sir Jacob Epstein, Rudolph Evans, John Flannagan, James Earle Fraser, Daniel Chester French, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Emil Fuchs, John Gregory, Frances Grimes, Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington, Anna Coleman Ladd, Evelyn Beatrice Longman, Augustus Lukeman, Frederick MacMonnies, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Paul Manship, Edward McCartan, Albin Polasek, Bela Lyon Pratt, Richard H. Recchia, Frederic Remington, Frederick George Richard Roth, Frederic Wellington Ruckstull, William Rush, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Lorado Zadoc Taft, and Adolph A. Weinman.

Of note, the collection includes a number of rare early photographs of outdoor sculpture and public monuments, including images of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial by Gutzon Borglum, South Dakota, the Emancipation Monument by Thomas Ball, Washington, D.C., the Dewey Monument by Robert Aitken in San Francisco, George Washington by Horatio Greenough in Washington, D.C., and the William Earl Dodge Memorial by John Quincy Adams Ward shown in its original setting in Herald Square, New York City, before it was moved to Bryant Park in 1941.

In addition, the collection has some portraits of artists posing with their sculptures, including Robert Aitken, Gutzon Borglum, Solon Borglum, John Donoghue, Sally James Farnham, Daniel Chester French, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Albin Polasek, Richard Recchia, and Frederic Wellington Ruckstull; and some exhibition installation views, including works by Emil Fuchs exhibited at Fine Arts Building and Cartier Gallery in New York and works by Paul Manship exhibited at the Jessup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Arrangement:
The photographs are arranged alphabetically by the artist's last name, with unidentified artists at the end.
Biographical / Historical:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction."

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.
Provenance:
Received from the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a gift. The initial batch of 2,612 prints was received in 2005. 178 additional photographs were received in 2011.
Restrictions:
Open to researchers by appointment. Contact Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum by email: sapa@si.edu.
Rights:
The photographs are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Topic:
Outdoor Sculpture  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Portraits  Search this
Art, American -- Photographs  Search this
Sculpture, American -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Identifier:
SAAM.Photo.MET
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Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ih7476607b4-3511-499c-b994-4d11a2bb20a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-saam-photo-met
Online Media:

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg papers

Creator:
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Academy of Art  Search this
Lenox Library  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864  Search this
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di, 1832-1904  Search this
Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873  Search this
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892  Search this
Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895  Search this
Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860  Search this
Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857  Search this
Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876  Search this
Kearny, Philip, 1815-1862  Search this
Kirkland, Caroline M. (Caroline Matilda), 1801-1864  Search this
Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873  Search this
Marlay, Charles Brinsley, 1831-1912  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882  Search this
Parsons, Theophilus, 1750-1813  Search this
Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Ream, Vinnie, 1847-1914  Search this
Russell, Samuel H.  Search this
Scott, Winfield, Mrs  Search this
Sherman, Ellen Ewing, 1824-1888  Search this
Slidell, John, 1793-1871  Search this
Somers, Virginia, Lady  Search this
Stratford de Redcliffe, Stratford Canning, Viscount, 1786-1880  Search this
Swedenborg, Emanuel, 1688-1772  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Tiffany, Osmond, b. 1823  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1813-1871  Search this
Wall, W. I.  Search this
Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863  Search this
Wickliffe, R., Jr  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1842-1882
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, writings, a scrapbook, and printed materials.
REELS D30 and D33: Correspondence, clippings, and photographs. Included are letters from George William Curtis to Kellogg, October 1846-January 1847, describing Rome (incorrectly attributed to George Washington Parke Custis on microfilm); a letter from Elisha Whittlesey to George Washington Parke Custis, October 23, 1844, commending Miner Kellogg to him; and correspondence dealing with Kellogg's activities as a promoter of Hiram Powers' statue "The Greek Slave" in the mid-nineteenth century.
Correspondents include: Park Benjamin, Sir Stratford Canning, Luigi P. Cesnola, Lewis G. Clark, Edward Everett, Charles E.A. Gayarré, Henry D. Gilpin, Rufus W. Griswold, Reverdy Johnson, Phillip Kearny, Caroline M. Kirkland, Lenox Library, William C. MacReady, Brinsley Marlay, George P. Marsh, National Academy of Design, Theophilus Parsons, Joel R. Poinsett, Vinnie Ream Hoxie, Samuel H. Russell, Mrs. Winfield Scott, Ellen E. Sherman, John Slidell, Lady Virginia Somers (godmother of Kellogg's daughter Virginia), Bayard Taylor, Osmond Tiffany, Henry T. Tuckerman, W. I. Wall, and R. Wickliffe, Jr.
REEL 986: Scrapbook of clippings, collected by Kellogg from New York, Washington, Baltimore and Ohio newspapers. Some clippings were written by Kellogg, including stories about his own paintings, advertisements for his patent canvas stretcher, reports by him on his travel in foreign countries, and article on Hiram Powers, the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1880), Jane Eyre, Emanuel Swedenborg, the Cleveland Academy of Art, art unions, and fireproof buildings. Also included is a copy of a paper, "Fine arts in the United States" given by Kellogg in 1869 to the American Union Academy, Washington, D.C., and a booklet, "Mr. Miner K. Kellogg to his friends," Paris, 1858, describing his relationship with Powers.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter, miniature painter, and orientalist; New York, N.Y. and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Provenance:
Material on reels D30 and D33 purchased 1956 from an unknown source. Material on reel 986 transfered from Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1974.
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.
Occupation:
Miniature painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.kellmine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96a485de3-c3fe-4250-b30a-7d1bedde3133
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kellmine

John Quincy Adams Ward papers in the New York Historical Society

Creator:
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Names:
Library of Congress  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Adams, Herbert, 1858-1945  Search this
Appleton, Thomas Gold, 1812-1884  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Chilton, R. S.  Search this
Cushing, Robert  Search this
Dana, Paul  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Herber, C. A.  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937  Search this
Orr, Alexander Ector, 1831-1914  Search this
Potter, Edward Clark, 1857-1923  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Ruckstull, F. W. (Fred Wellington), 1853-1942  Search this
Thomas, Charles N.  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1857-1915
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence regarding the St. Louis Exposition, the World's Columbian Exposition, the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition, statuary in New York City and the Library of Congress, the Washington statue in Newburyport, Mass. Letters from Robert Cushing in Italy pertain to the supervision of the execution of Ward's marble statuary group in Carrara. Correspondents include Herbert Adams, Thomas Gold Appleton, Karl Bitter, Gutzon Borglum, Daniel Chester French, Robert Underwood Johnson, Thomas Addison Richards, Edward Clark Potter, Alexander E. Orr, R. S. Chilton, Paul Dana, F. Wellington Ruckstuhll, Charles N. Thomas, C. A. Herber and Ward's wife.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent 1973 by New York Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wardjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94fd2a51f-eae8-4a1b-9165-67a73d9dac2e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wardjohn

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