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Xavier Gonzalez papers

Creator:
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993  Search this
Names:
Spanish Institute (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Adams, Philip Rhys, 1908-1993  Search this
Arpa Perea, José, 1858-1952  Search this
Edwards, Ethel, 1914-1999  Search this
Osver, Arthur, 1912-2006  Search this
Extent:
14.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Travel sketches
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Prints
Place:
Egypt -- description and travel
Date:
1908-1997
Summary:
The papers of Xavier Gonzalez, a New York and Massachusetts painter, sculptor, educator, and owner of the Wellfleet Art Gallery, measure 14.1 linear feet and date from 1908 to 1997. The collection consists of biographical materials, correspondence, writings, project files, business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Xavier Gonzalez, a New York and Massachusetts painter, sculptor, educator, and owner of the Wellfleet Art Gallery, measure 14.1 linear feet and date from 1908 to 1997. The collection consists of biographical materials, correspondence, writings, commission project files, business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and artwork.

Biographical materials include an address book and calendars, awards, passports, resumes, student rosters, and legal documents. Correspondence is with family, friends, and colleagues regarding Gonzalez's work and art school in Wellfleet, his uncle and artist Jose Arpa, and other personal and professional activities. Manuscripts for Notes About Painting, unpublished books, and various essays by Gonzalez, along with manuscripts by other authors are in writings.

Commission project files are found for a U.S. Bicentennial monument, murals in New York and Texas, paintings commissioned by the Department of the Interior and Life magazine, and educational aids for the U.S. Navy.

Business records include sales and inventory records for Gonzalez's Wellfleet Art Gallery, The Spanish Institute, and other galleries. Printed materials consist of printed representations of artwork, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, invitations, press releases, and books including He Who Saw Everything, The Epic of Gilgamesh, illustrated by Gonzalez.

The collection also includes 72 numbered scrapbooks that contain sketches, printed materials, project plans, photographs, writings, correspondence, and business records. One of the scrapbooks contains a notebook labeled "Notes of Paris, Visits with Picasso, 1936-1938". Photographs are of Gonzalez, his artwork and studio, his family and friends, Ethel Edwards, student artwork, composer Aaron Copeland, museum director Philip R. Adams, and Art Students League director Stewart Klonis. Artwork includes illustrated notes to Ethel Edwards, folded and cutout paper projects, and pencil and painted sketches.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1932-1992 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930s-1995 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Writings, 1948-1993 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 2, 14)

Series 4: Project Files, 1942-1987 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, OV 22)

Series 5: Business Records, 1949-1997 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 3, OV 22)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1928-1990s (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 4-5, OV 22)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, circa 1911-1980s (5.4 linear feet; Boxes 5-9, 14-20, OV 21)

Series 8: Photographs, 1908-1990s (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 9-12, 14)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1950s-1980s (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 12-14)
Biographical / Historical:
Xavier Gonzalez (1898-1993) was a painter, sculptor, and educator who was active in New York, NY and Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Gonzalez was born in Almeria, Spain and came to the United States at the age of 19. While working odd jobs in Chicago, he attended the Chicago Art Institute. Throughout his career, Gonzalez completed numerous commissions including murals in Texas and New York, a monument for the 1976 bicentennial celebration in New York, paintings for the Department of the Interior, and paintings of Egypt's Old Kingdom for Life magazine. During World War II, he designed posters and maps for the Navy. After the war, Gonzalez opened the Wellfleet Art Gallery with his wife, artist Ethel Edwards, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. The gallery served as an exhibition space, studio, and art school where Gonzalez taught summer classes.

Gonzalez died in New York in 1993.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the papers of Xavier Gonzalez's wife, Ethel Edwards.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reels N68-113, N69-42, N69-43, and N70-53. Most of this material was included in subsequent gifts, but a comparison of the film and papers was not completed. Loaned materials not donated at a later date remain with the lender and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Xavier Gonzalez first loaned the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1968, most of which was included in the later 1999 gift. Gonzalez also donated a small amount of papers in 1971. Additional materials were donated by the George Arents Research Library at Syracuse University in 1984 and 1992, and by the estate of Ethel Edwards Gonzalez in 1999.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the 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:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- Massachusetts
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Travel sketches
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Prints
Citation:
Xavier Gonzalez Papers, 1908-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gonzxavi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gonzxavi

Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers, 1848

Creator:
Lipman, Howard W., 1905-1992  Search this
Lipman, Jean, 1909-1998  Search this
Lipman, Howard W., 1905-1992  Search this
Subject:
Huge, Jurgan Frederick  Search this
Gaylor, Wood  Search this
Lipman, Jean  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Porter, Rufus  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
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
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9145
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211339
AAA_collcode_lipmhowa
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211339
Online Media:

Robert M. Cronbach papers, 1914-2004

Creator:
Cronbach, Robt., 1908-  Search this
Cronbach, Robt., 1908-  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7553
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209713
AAA_collcode_cronrobe
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209713
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Sol LeWitt, 1974 July 15

Interviewee:
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Candido, Anthony  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Kerkam, Earl  Search this
Muybridge, Eadweard  Search this
Syracuse University  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Minimal sculpture -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Graphic artists -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12701
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211968
AAA_collcode_lewitt74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211968
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Bruce Nauman, 1980 May 27-30

Interviewee:
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
De Angelus, Michele D.  Search this
Subject:
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Zingale, Santos  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Wiley, William T.  Search this
Lobdell, Frank  Search this
French, Stephen  Search this
Taylor, Wayne  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Pecos -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12538
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213041
AAA_collcode_nauman80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213041
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Arcangelo Cascieri, 1972 November 21-1974 January 24

Interviewee:
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Boston Architectural Center  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213369
AAA_collcode_cascie72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213369
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Chamberlain, 1991 January 29-30

Interviewee:
Chamberlain, John Angus, 1927-2011  Search this
Chamberlain, John Angus, 1927-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Clearwater, Bonnie, 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Creeley, Robert  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12577
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214529
AAA_collcode_chambe91
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214529

Oral history interview with Monica Borglum Davies, 1990 May 8-August 27

Interviewee:
Davies, Monica Borglum, 1903-1997  Search this
Davies, Monica Borglum, 1903-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Borglum, Solon Hannibal  Search this
Borglum, Emma Vignal  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon  Search this
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Millar, Addison T. (Addison Thomas)  Search this
School for American Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11636
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214553
AAA_collcode_davies90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214553
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Richard E. Filipowski, 1989 Sept. 25-1990 Mar. 14

Interviewee:
Filipowski, Richard E., 1923-2008  Search this
Filipowski, Richard E., 1923-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Harvard University. Graduate School of Design  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Chicago School of Design  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Designers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Filmmakers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Design -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12838
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214656
AAA_collcode_filipo89
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214656

George Julian Zolnay papers, 1899-1992

Creator:
Zolnay, George Julian, 1862 or 3-1949  Search this
Zolnay, George Julian, 1862 or 3-1949  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13483
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209063
AAA_collcode_zolngeor
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209063

Heinz Warneke papers, 1928-1987

Creator:
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983  Search this
Subject:
Archer, Edmund  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland  Search this
Hopper, Inslee  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Sculpture -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6951
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209080
AAA_collcode_warnhein
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209080

H.C.(Horace Clifford) Westermann papers, [ca. 1925]-1982

Creator:
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-1981  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-1981  Search this
Subject:
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Lipman, Howard  Search this
Ossorio, Frederic  Search this
Oxford, Bruce  Search this
Price, Kenneth  Search this
Shean, Alan  Search this
Westermann, Greg  Search this
Wiley, William T.  Search this
Adrian, Dennis  Search this
Allen, Terry  Search this
Beall, Joanna  Search this
Burke, Irene  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9345
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211541
AAA_collcode_westhcps
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211541

H. C. Westermann postcard, 1977

Creator:
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-1981  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-1981  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10471
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213882
AAA_collcode_westhcpa
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213882

John Wilson papers, circa 1939-1993

Creator:
Wilson, John Woodrow, 1922-  Search this
Wilson, John Woodrow, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Trachtenberg, Alan  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6395
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215365
AAA_collcode_wilsjohn
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215365

Oral history interview with Stephen Antonakos, 1975 May 9

Interviewee:
Antonakos, Stephen, 1926-2013  Search this
Antonakos, Stephen, 1926-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Droll, Donald E.  Search this
Fischbach, Marilyn Cole  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Neon sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12023
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212217
AAA_collcode_antona75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212217
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Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton, 1989 May 2-4

Interviewee:
Benton, Fletcher Chapman, 1931-  Search this
Benton, Fletcher Chapman, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Kinetic sculpture, American. -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12535
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212473
AAA_collcode_benton89
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212473
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Don Baum, 1986 January 31-May 13

Interviewee:
Baum, Don, 1922-2008  Search this
Baum, Don, 1922-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Prince, Sue Ann  Search this
Subject:
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Ito, Miyoko  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Spears, Ethel  Search this
Leaf, June  Search this
Abercrombie, Gertrude  Search this
Roosevelt University  Search this
Illinois Arts Council  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Psychoanalysis and art  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12033
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214480
AAA_collcode_baum86
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214480
Online Media:

Jason Seley papers, 1928-2013, bulk bulk, 1929-1983

Creator:
Seley, Jason, 1919-1983  Search this
Seley, Jason, 1919-1983  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8849
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211034
AAA_collcode_selejaso
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211034

Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977

Creator:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Subject:
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Kreis, Henry  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl  Search this
Koch, Carl  Search this
Armitage, Merle  Search this
Crosby, Caresse  Search this
Weese, Harry  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Reynal & Hitchcock  Search this
G Place Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Knoll Associates, inc.  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Cambridge Art Center  Search this
Otava Publishing Company  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Type:
Blueprints
Diaries
Illustrations
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Women artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Illustrated books, Children's  Search this
Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Women  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9049
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211240
AAA_collcode_saarlili
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Women
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211240
Online Media:

David Smith papers, 1926-1965

Creator:
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Subject:
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Willard, Marian  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9424
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211622
AAA_collcode_smitdavp
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211622

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