Correspondence; drawings; photographs; clippings; and miscellany.
REEL 105: Family correspondence, from Rembrandt Lockwood's daughters Helen Colburn and Frances Brundage, his granddaughter Helen Frances Colburn, and his brother-in-law, William H. Hammer, mostly relating to domestic affairs and to life in Washington, D.C. at the turn of the century. Also included are photographs, clippings, and miscellany.
REEL 830: A letter from Rembrandt Lockwood, Sept. 22, 1875, enclosing a print of one of his engravings; 6 illustrated letters from Lockwood's daughter, Frances Lockwood Brundage; 10 letters illustrated by another daughter, Helen Lockwood Colburn; 34 drawings by various family members, including Helen Colburn's children, Helen Frances Colburn and Arthur Colburn; 5 family photographs; 7 photographs of family members with "spirits" taken by Keiler, and printed by A. R. Colburn; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Rembrandt: architect, painter and engraver; New York, N.Y. Father of illustrator Frances Brundage and portrait painter Helen Colburn. Granddaughter Helen Frances Colburn was also a painter. Rembrandt mysteriously disappeared in 1875.
Donated 1970-1974 by Mrs. Fanny G. Troyer. Mrs. Troyer purchased the material at auction. They came from the Arthur Colburn estate. Arthur Colburn was son of Helen Lockwood Colburn. Troyer used the material for research on Frances Brundage, and in an attempt to locate Lockwood's painting "The Last Judgement."
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Southern University System, Southern University and A&M College, University of Louisiana System, Grambling State University
Oral history interview of Chuck and Jan Rosenak conducted 1998 December 10, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Kirwin conducted the interview in preparation for an exhibit in AAA's New York Regional Center, "In Sight: Portraits of Folk Artists," by Chuck Rosenak, January 22- April 30, 1999. The interview was conducted in Tesuque, N.M. The Rosenaks speak about their involvement with the American folk art world; their collecting interests; their relationship with Robert Bishop, Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., Michael Hall, Jeffrey Camp, Lee Kogan, and others; and their books, including the Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of American Folk Art and Artists (1990), Contemporary American Folk Art: A Collector's Guide (1996), The People Speak: Navajo Folk Art (1994), and The Saint Makers: Contemporary Santeras Y Santeros (1998).
Chuck Rosenak also discusses his photographs of folk artists with emphasis on his images of Leroy Archuleta, Loy A. Boslin (The Rhinestone Cowboy), Raymond Coins, Rowell Darmafall ("Glassman"), Gerald "Creative") DePrie, Mamie Deschillie, Bertha Halozon, Bessie Harvey, Bruce Hathale, Nicholas Herrera, Rev. John "J.L." Hunter, Elizabeth Willeto Ignacio, Clyde Jones, Mark Casey Milestone, Louise Nez, Florence Riggs, Rodney Rosebrrok, Herbert Singleton, Q.J. Stevenson, David Strickland, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Horacio Valdez, and Rose Williams.
Biographical / Historical:
Chuck Rosenak (1927- ) is a collector and author from Tesuque, N.M.
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 51 min.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.