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Society of Art Collectors [Society of American Artists], NYC, undated

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 230, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 7: Exhibition Loan Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref2173

Society of American Artists

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1903
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref534

Whistler, James McNeill

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
73 Sheets
Container:
Box 34, Folder 20-21
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Letters (correspondence)
Telegrams
Cartes-de-visite
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Paris (France)
London (England)
Date:
1893-1903
Scope and Contents note:
See also: Cowan, John J.; Philip, Rosalind Birnie; Reid, Alexander; Society of American Artists; Whistler, Beatrix Godwin; Unidentified correspondents
Scope and Contents:
Letters and telegrams addressed to Charles Lang Freer from the American painter James McNeill Whistler. Also includes 6 of Whistler's calling cards.
Charles Lang Freer's correspondence with James McNeill Whistler
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1WhistlerJ
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Telegrams
Cartes-de-visite
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1WhistlerJ
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref602

Society of American Artists, Jury of 1890

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Irving Ramsay Wiles, 1861 - 1948  Search this
William Anderson Coffin, 1855 - 1925  Search this
William Merritt Chase, 1 Nov 1849 - 25 Oct 1916  Search this
Horatio Walker, 1858 - 1938  Search this
Frank Edwin Elwell, 15 Jun 1858 - 23 Jan 1922  Search this
Thomas Hovenden, 1840 - 1895  Search this
Charles Russell Loomis, 1857 - 1936  Search this
Kenyon Cox, 27 Oct 1856 - 17 Mar 1919  Search this
William Morton Jackson Rice, 1854 - 1922  Search this
James Carroll Beckwith, 1852 - 1917  Search this
Thomas Wilmer Dewing, 4 May 1851 - 5 Nov 1938  Search this
Daniel Chester French, 20 Apr 1850 - 7 Oct 1931  Search this
G. Ruger Donoho, 1857 - 28 Jan 1916  Search this
Benjamin Rutherford Fitz, 1855 - 1891  Search this
H. Walker  Search this
Hugh Bolton Jones, 1848 - 1927  Search this
Theodore Robinson, 3 Jun 1852 - 2 Apr 1896  Search this
Charles Adams Platt, 1861 - 1933  Search this
Will Hicox Low, 1853 - 1932  Search this
William Sullivant Vanderbilt Allen  Search this
Frank Fowler, 1852 - 1910  Search this
Francis Coates Jones, 1857 - 1932  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 19.8 x 24.4 cm (7 13/16 x 9 5/8")
Mount: 28.2 x 32.3 cm (11 1/8 x 12 11/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1890
Topic:
Artist's Effects\Easel  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Will Hicox Low: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Will Hicox Low: Male  Search this
Benjamin Rutherford Fitz: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Benjamin Rutherford Fitz: Male  Search this
Benjamin Rutherford Fitz: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Benjamin Rutherford Fitz: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Horatio Walker: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Horatio Walker: Male  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Male  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Literature\Writer  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Art  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
Charles Adams Platt: Male  Search this
Charles Adams Platt: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Frank Edwin Elwell: Male  Search this
Frank Edwin Elwell: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Frank Edwin Elwell: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Art  Search this
Frank Edwin Elwell: Visual Arts\Curator  Search this
Thomas Hovenden: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Thomas Hovenden: Male  Search this
William Anderson Coffin: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
William Anderson Coffin: Male  Search this
William Anderson Coffin: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Landscape  Search this
Irving Ramsay Wiles: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Irving Ramsay Wiles: Male  Search this
Irving Ramsay Wiles: Education\Educator  Search this
Irving Ramsay Wiles: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Francis Coates Jones: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Francis Coates Jones: Male  Search this
Hugh Bolton Jones: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Hugh Bolton Jones: Male  Search this
William Merritt Chase: Male  Search this
William Merritt Chase: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
William Merritt Chase: Education\Founder\School  Search this
William Merritt Chase: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Still life  Search this
William Merritt Chase: Visual Arts\Architect\Landscape architect  Search this
Frank Fowler: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Frank Fowler: Male  Search this
Theodore Robinson: Male  Search this
Theodore Robinson: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Daniel Chester French: Male  Search this
Daniel Chester French: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
James Carroll Beckwith: Male  Search this
James Carroll Beckwith: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
James Carroll Beckwith: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
William Morton Jackson Rice: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
William Morton Jackson Rice: Male  Search this
Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Male  Search this
Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
H. Walker: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
H. Walker: Undetermined  Search this
Charles Russell Loomis: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Charles Russell Loomis: Male  Search this
G. Ruger Donoho: Male  Search this
G. Ruger Donoho: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
William Sullivant Vanderbilt Allen: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
William Sullivant Vanderbilt Allen: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2009.7
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e56db766-a8b8-4213-b134-ba4d4d71ebda
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2009.7

John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow, 1904 Oct. 15

Creator:
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Subject:
Bigelow, Frank B.  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
New York Society Library  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21773
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287744
AAA_collcode_lafajohn1
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_287744

Nude Study for Headpiece of Society of American Artists Catalogue

Artist:
Kenyon Cox, American, 1856–1919  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
41 × 51.9 cm (16 1/8 × 20 7/16 in.)
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1888
Credit Line:
Gift of Allyn Cox
Accession Number:
1960-83-224
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq43021f7ed-c172-4b18-bd6c-594c28b89bec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1960-83-224

Catalogue of the Society of American Fakirs

Creator:
Society of American Fakirs  Search this
Names:
Society of American Fakirs -- Exhibitions  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (ill., 17-25 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1891-1914?
Scope and Contents:
Archives of American Art has only two issues: 1908 (Der lustige fakirs seventeenth annual soul kiss) and 1909 (The black hand fakirs eighteenth annual assault). Dates based on the years the Society held its annual exhibition, see: Parodies of the American masters : rediscovering the Society of American Fakirs, 1891-1914.
Biographical / Historical:
The Society of American Fakirs was a group formed out of the Art Students League of young artists dedicated to parodying the works of their teachers and other established artists. From 1891 to 1914 they produced an exhibit of comedic fakes based on works exhibited in the annual Society of American Artists/National Academy of Design exhibition.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York : [s.n.], 1891-1914?
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.
Topic:
Parody in art  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sociamfa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sociamfa

Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents

Collector:
Zalesch, Saul E.  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Art Association  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
Baldridge, C. LeRoy  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Betts, Louis, 1873-1961  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Champney, James Wells, 1843-1903  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856  Search this
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney), 1891-1978  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Foster, Ben, 1852-1926  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Indiana, Robert, 1928-  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lage, William Potter  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002  Search this
Martin, Homer Dodge, 1836-1897  Search this
Merry, C. M.  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Rogers, John, 1829-1904  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Story, Franklin H.  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Teal, William P.  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Williams, Gluyas, 1888-  Search this
Extent:
58 Items ((portions microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1834-1973
Scope and Contents:
Artists' letters and documents collected by Zalesch and letters written to him in response to inquiries concnering autographs and biographical information.
REEL 3097: Twenty-six letters (1845-1973) written by George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Frederick Stuart Church, Thomas Doughty, Ernest Fenollosa, Ben Foster, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, John La Farge, Homer Dodge Martin, Joseph Pennell, Edward Willis Redfield, John Rogers, John Singer Sargent, Richard Stankiewicz, Thomas Sully, and Elihu Vedder. Also included are a Harvard University bond for William Wetmore Story's tuition signed by Franklin H. Story (1834) and a biographical questionnaire completed by John La Farge for The Cyclopedia of American Biography (1925).
UNMICROFILMED: Letters written by Roy Lichtenstein, William Gropper, Gluyas Williams, Ordway Partridge, Frederick Burr Opper, James Wells Champney, C. Gray Parker, Ben Foster, Louis Betts, Cyrus Le Roy Baldridge, Richard Lippold, Romare Bearden, Isabel Bishop, Thomas Hart Benton, Richard Stankiewicz, and others; a brochure for a work of art by Robert Indiana; a certificate from The Brooklyn Art Association for one share of capital stock in the name of William Potter Lage; one page of correspondence documenting a decision made for the Society of American Artists containing a note from Francis D. Millet to J. Alden Weir, followed by a note from Weir to Frederic Church, signed "O.K." by Church.
Vol. XXVI, no. 5, Feb. 1924 periodical, Old Hughes, published by the students of Hughes High school in Cincinnati, Ohio containing a published exchange of letters between principal C. M. Merry and Josephine W. Duveneck, daughter-in-law of painter Frank Duveneck about the Hughes High School purchasing a painting by Duveneck, and a reminiscence of Duveneck by William P. Teal, head of the art department at Hughes High School.
Biographical / Historical:
Saul Zalesch, an art historian, began collecting artists' letters around 1981.
Provenance:
This collection of letters was lent for microfilming by Zalesch in 1984 (reel 3097). Zalesch donated an additional three letters in 1993, twenty-five in 1999, one letter in 2008, and a publication in 2009.
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 -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.zalesaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zalesaul

Julian Alden Weir papers

Creator:
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Names:
Bastien-Lepage, Jules, 1848-1884  Search this
Baude, Charles  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Dubois, Charles  Search this
Edelfelt, Albert, 1854-1905  Search this
Ely, Caroline Alden, 1884-1974  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon, 1824-1904  Search this
Hinckley, Robert C., 1853-1941  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Peppercorn, A. D.  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), b. 1841  Search this
Wencker, Joseph  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Young, Dorothy Weir  Search this
Extent:
5 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1869-1966
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence (mostly typed transcripts); scrapbooks; photographs; sketches; notebooks and scrapbooks and clippings compiled by Dorothy Weir Young in preparation for her book, The Life and Letters of J. Alden Weir (1960, Yale University Press).
REEL 70: Typescripts of 31 letters including: correspondence between Weir, his family and friends, 1881; letters to Weir from A. D. Peppercorn, Charles Baude and Robert Hinckley; letters from Weir to his parents; and correspondence with his brother John Ferguson Weir. Also included are 13 original letters, 1881, to Weir from George Inness, Worthington Whittredge, Daniel Huntington and others; 2 exhibition catalogs, 1916 & 1952; 3 indexed scrapbooks, 1892-1916, containing clippings about Weir's paintings, letters, photos and receipts; a scrapbook containing prints by Weir (often several states of each are included), untitled and undated, some of which are of family and friends; a scrapbook of prints, "Etchings- J. A. Weir, Isle of Man 1889"; sketches; photographs; and clippings.
REEL 71: Correspondence (mostly transcripts), 1869-1880, including: over 200 letters from Weir to his parents and 50 to his brother John Ferguson Weir, mostly from Paris where Julian was a student of Jean Leon Gerome and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts; letters from James Carroll Beckwith, Charles Baude, Wyatt Eaton, Jean Leon Gerome, John Singer Sargent, Albert Edelfelt, Charles Dubois, Filadelfo Simi, John Henry Twachtman, Joseph Wencker, Jules Bastien-Lepage, and his father and brother; excerpts from diaries of trips in Europe; reproductions of works of art and architectural scenes; and miscellany.
REELS 125-126: Notebooks and scrapbooks compiled by Dorothy Weir Young and clippings; catalogs; and correspondence of her sister, Mrs. Caroline Alden Ely (Mrs. Page Ely). The notebooks contain mostly typescripts of letters to and from Weir during 1882-1920, plus some photographs; original letters; and memorabilia. The scrapbooks contain photographs of Weir's works; notes; some original letters; and clippings.
REEL 577: Fragments (45 pp.) of a rough draft of Weir's biography, devoted to Weir's career from 1898 to 1900, with particular reference to the "revolt" of "The Ten" from the Society of American Artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, etcher, printmaker; New York, N.Y. and Connecticut. Weir was the son of painter Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889), and brother of painter John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926).
Related Materials:
Researchers should also consult the Weir family papers for additional material of and about Julian Alden Weir.
Provenance:
Material on reels 70-71 & 125-126 lent for microfilming 1971 by Mrs. Caroline Weir Ely (Mrs. Page Ely, d. 1974), sister of Dorothy Weir Young; both daughters of Julian Alden Weir. The donor of the draft of the biography on reel 577 is unspecified.
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 -- Connecticut  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.weirjuli
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weirjuli

Richard Watson and Helena de Kay Gilder papers

Creator:
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909  Search this
Gilder, Helena de Kay, d. 1916  Search this
Names:
American Art Association (Society)  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
De Kay, Charles  Search this
Extent:
41 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1874-1878
Scope and Contents:
Journal kept by Richard Watson Gilder and Helena de Kay Gilder, beginning at the start of their marriage in June 1874 and spanning four years, including poems and verses, drawings by Helena de Kay Gilder, many of her husband, entries concerning the founding of American Art Association (later the Society of American Artists), and entries reflecting daily occurrences, clippings, and telegrams; and ca. 40 letters from Charles de Kay, primarily to his brother-in-law, Richard Watson Gilder.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Watson Gilder was a poet and editor of the periodicals Scribner's and Century. Helena de Kay ("H. de K.G." and: deKay, De Kay, DeKay) Gilder was a portrait, still-life, ideal figure, and flower painter, and writer; born 1846 or 8; died 1916. Helena Gilder studied art with John La Farge and Winslow Homer. Professionally, she is often referred to by her maiden name. The Gilders played a central role in the founding of the Society of American Artists. Charles de Kay, an art writer, and founder of the National Sculpture Society and National Arts Club, is Helena de Kay Gilder's brother.
Related Materials:
Richard Watson Gilder papers also located at: New York Public Library and the University of Virginia, Richmond.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1971 by Rosamond Gilder, the daughter of Richard Watson Gilder and Helena de Kay Gilder. She was contacted about lending the journal by Lloyd Goodrich, who had seen the journal while visiting Gilder to see a portrait of Winslow Homer painted by her mother.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Still-life painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gildrich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gildrich

Frederick H. Clark papers

Creator:
Clark, Frederick H. (Frederick Hatfield), 1861-1948  Search this
Names:
American Society of Miniature Painters  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
School of Industrial Design (Trenton, N.J.)  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Extent:
225 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1875-1934
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, 1888-1934, concerning Clark's paintings and exhibitions; a list of paintings owned by Congressman Brewer, handwritten by Clark; exhibition catalogs and announcements of the School of Industrial Design, Trenton, New Jersey, the Society of American Artists, New York City, the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design, New York City, and the American Society of Miniature Painters; an etching by William Merritt Chase; a paper fan from the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876; and clippings and miscellaneous printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter, art administrator. Born in Trenton, New Jersey. Studied with William Merritt Chase. Painted murals for the State House in New Jerey. Key in establishing Trenton's School of Industrial Design in 1890, and served for 18 years on its' board of trustees. Died in Martha's Vineyard.
Provenance:
Received 1982 through J. M. Edelstein, Librarian of the National Gallery of Art.
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:
Etchers  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Arts administrators -- New Jersey  Search this
Painters -- New Jersey  Search this
Portrait painters -- New Jersey  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Identifier:
AAA.clarfred
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clarfred

Jefferson David Chalfant papers

Creator:
Chalfant, Jefferson David, 1856-1931  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
American Art Association (Society)  Search this
Craig and Evans (Firm)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Ainslie, George H.  Search this
Folsom, George C.  Search this
Morris, Lawrence Johnson, 1870-1949  Search this
Robbins, Richard  Search this
Sullivan, H. Wood  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Items (linear feet (on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1885-1976
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with Chalfant's agent, H. Wood Sullivan, also George H. Sullivan, American Art Association and its successor Society of American Artists, Craig and Evans, George C. Folsom, Lawrence J. Morris, National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Richard Robbins, and others; William D. Davis's research material on Chalfant; correspondence regarding Chalfant's portrait of Nicholas Van Dyke, Jr.; writings, drawings, specifications , and printed material relaitng to Chalfant's type justifying machine and other patents; financial material; exhibition catalogs, 1887-1890; photographs of Chalfant, his wife, and art works; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter, inventor; Wilmington, Delaware. An extremely meticulous painter; his facsimile of a one dollar note was so perfectly rendered, it was confiscated by the U.S. government.
Provenance:
Donated 1976 by Mrs. Margaret E. Chalfant.
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:
Inventors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.chaljeff
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chaljeff

Howard Russell Butler papers

Creator:
Butler, Howard Russell, 1856-1934  Search this
Names:
American Fine Arts Society  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1874-1936
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Howard Russell Butler measure 3.0 linear feet on 7 microfilm reels and date from 1874 to 1936. The collection includes writings, journals, organizational papers, correspondence, biographical information, printed matter, art works, and diaries.

Correspondence includes about 1700 letters concerning Butler's artwork, his interest in astronomy, support for the League of Nations and the World Court, his investigation of the Lincoln statue controversy, his management of the Andrew Carnegie house and property, and extensive correspondence about the various activities of the National Academy of Design and the American Fine Arts Society.

Also included are letters from Howard Russell Butler to family and friends, written from Princeton University, Cuba, Mexico, California, Colorado, and Europe; five diaries, 1876-1877; one drawing; and two oil sketches after a painting by Titian. It also includes a book of Butler's works, Howard Russell Butler, including an appreciation by F. Newlin Price, and an unpublished autobiography written from a journal kept by Butler.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 13 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1922 (Reel 0347)

Series 2: Correspondence and Exhibition Files, 1886-1933 (Reel 0347)

Series 3: Association Records, 1895-1932 (Reel 0347-Reel 0348)

Series 4: Project Files, circa 1918-1934 (Reel 0348-Reel 0349)

Series 5: Abraham Lincoln statue controversy, circa 1917-1922 (Reel 0349)

Series 6: Professional Files, 1903-1905 (Reel 0349)

Series 7: Book Projects, 1922-1931 (Reel 0349)

Series 8: Essay, undated (Reel 0349)

Series 9: Professional files, 1915-1920 (Reel 0349)

Series 10: Writings, circa 1936 (Reel 0089, Reel 0093)

Series 11: Letters, 1874-1907 (Reel 1189-Reel 1190)

Series 12: Diaries, 1876-1877 (Reel 1190)

Series 13: Artwork, circa 1888 (Reel 1190)
Biographical / Historical:
Howard Russell Butler (1856-1934) was a businessman, lawyer, and landscape painter from New York, NY. Butler was actively involved in many art associations, including founding the American Fine Arts Society. He was a National Academician of the National Academy of Design, and a member of the Architectural League and the Society of American Artists.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reels 89 and 93. Loaned materials were returned to the donor after microfilming.
Provenance:
Donated and lent 1970-1975 by H. Russell Butler, Jr., Butler's son.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Lawyers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Identifier:
AAA.butlhowa
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Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers

Creator:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Names:
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910  Search this
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Dow, Thomas Millie  Search this
Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930  Search this
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882  Search this
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Foster, Ben, 1852-1926  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927  Search this
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Meryman, Richard Sumner, 1881-1963  Search this
Plunket, Jean Reasoner  Search this
Reasoner, David  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Sainsbury, Everton  Search this
Taber, E. M.  Search this
Thayer, Emma B., 1850-1924  Search this
Thayer, Gerald Handerson, 1883-1939  Search this
Thayer, Gladys, 1886 or 7-1945  Search this
Thayer, Kate Bloede  Search this
Thayer, Mary  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Extent:
5.12 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1851-1999
bulk 1881-1950
Summary:
The papers of painter and naturalist, Abbott Handerson Thayer, and the Thayer family date from 1851 to 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1881 to 1950, and measure 5.12 linear feet. Thayer's painting career, interest in concealing coloration (camouflage) in nature, and relationships with artists, patrons, family, and friends are documented through correspondence, writings, scattered legal and financial records, printed materials, and a scrapbook. Photographs are of Thayer, his family, studio, and friends, including artists. The collection also contains family papers created by his second wife, Emma Beach Thayer, his son Gerald, his daughters Mary and Gladys, and Gladys' husband David Reasoner, who managed Thayer's estate after his death.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter and naturalist, Abbott Handerson Thayer, and the Thayer family date from 1851 to 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1881 to 1950, and measure 5.12 linear feet. Thayer's painting career, interest in concealing coloration in nature, and relationships with artists, patrons, family, and friends are documented through correspondence, writings, scattered legal and financial records, printed materials, and a scrapbook. Photographs are of Thayer, his family, studio, and friends, including artists. The collection also contains family papers created by his second wife, Emma Beach Thayer, his son Gerald, his daughters Mary and Gladys, and Gladys' husband David Reasoner, who managed Thayer's estate after his death.

Scattered Biographical Material includes a brief autobiographical statement and chronology by Abbott Thayer, lists of artworks by Abbott Thayer and Gladys Thayer Reasoner, and biographical information about Thayer's granddaughter, Jean Reasoner Plunket. Two linear feet of family correspondence includes Abott Thayer's correspondence with patrons Charles L. Freer and John Gellatly; with many artists, several of whom were close friends, including Samuel Colman, Thomas Millie Dow, Daniel Chester French, Richard Meryman, Everton Sainsbury, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, and E. M. Taber; and former students, such as Ben Foster and Barry Faulkner; and with other friends, many of them prominent members of society, such as Samuel Clemens, Royal Cortissoz, Edward Waldo Emerson, and Stanford White. Also found is Thayer's correspondence with scientists and naturalists discussing his theories on protective coloration in nature. Correspondence of his second wife Emma Beach Thayer, his first wife, Kate Bloede Thayer, his daughter, Gladys Thayer Reasoner, her husband and executor of Thayer's estate, David Reasoner, and other family members are also included in the papers.

Writings and notes by Thayer record his thoughts on concealing coloration, nature, restoration of artwork, and other topics. Writings by others include those by Emma Beach Thayer, daughters Mary and Gladys, and Thayer scholars. The collection also contains correspondence of David Reasoner and other family members, as well as financial and legal documents regarding the estate of Abbott Handerson Thayer and Emma Beach Thayer. Additional financial and legal material includes ledgers, accounts statements, bills, a patent granted to Thayer and Gerome Brush, legal agreements, property deeds, and a map of Thayer's property.

Printed material include books, including one written by Theodore Roosevelt in response to Thayer's book on concealing coloration. Also found are newspaper and magazine clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs. Photographs are of Abbott Thayer, his wife Emma; his studio and home in Dublin, New Hampshire; friends, including Rockwell Kent and Ralph Waldo Emerson; and of unidentified people. Artwork includes a few drawings by Thayer, drawings and paintings by his children, and sketchbooks belonging to David Reasoner and Jean Reasoner Plunket. The collection also includes one large scrapbook kept by David Reasoner documenting Abbott Thayer's artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 10 series. Glass plate negative is housed separately and closed to researchers.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1878 - circa 1966 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1867-1987 (Box 1-3; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1888-1945 (Box 3; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Estate Papers, 1921-1954 (Box 3-4; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Other Financial Records, 1889-1957 (Box 4; 7 folders)

Series 6: Legal Records, 1891-1927 (Box 4; 4 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1851, 1896-1999 (Box 4-5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1861-1933 (Box 5, MGP 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 9: Artwork, 1887 - circa 1940s (Box 5-6, 8; 8 folders)

Series 10: Scrapbook, circa 1910-1920 (Box 7; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) was born in Boston to Dr. William Henry Thayer and Ellen Handerson Thayer. After his birth his family moved to Woodstock, Vermont, and in 1855 settled in Keene, New Hampshire. As a child Thayer developed a love of nature that was encouraged by his close family, which included three sisters, Ellen, Margaret, and Susan. At the age of fifteen he was sent to the Chauncy Hall School in Boston, and while there he met Henry D. Morse, an amateur animal painter. Under Morse's instruction Abbott developed his skill in painting birds and other wildlife and began painting animal portraits on commission. In 1867 he moved to Brooklyn, New York and attended the Brooklyn Academy of Design where he studied under J. B. Whittaker for two years. In 1868 he began showing his work at the National Academy of Design and enrolled there in 1870, studying under Lemuel Wilmarth. He met many emerging artists during this period, including his future first wife, Kate Bloede and his close friend, Daniel Chester French. Thayer became part of progressive art circles, showing his work at the newly formed Society of American Artists, while continuing to develop his skill as an animal and landscape painter.

Thayer and Kate Bloede were married in 1875. They moved to Paris and he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, first under Henri Lehmann, and then with Jean-Léon Gérome. While in Europe he befriended fellow artists Everton Sainsbury, Thomas Millie Dow, George de Forest Brush, and Dwight Tryon. His daughter Mary was born in 1876 and his son William Henry in 1878. The family returned to America in 1879 and settled in his parent's home in Brooklyn, where he changed his focus to portraits. After the tragic deaths of William Henry in 1880 and of their second son, Ralph Waldo, in 1881, the family led a migratory existence living in various parts of New England. In 1881 while living in Nantucket they met Emmeline (Emma) Beach (1850-1924) who would become close friends with Abbott and Kate and would be known as "Addie" to the family. In 1883 their son Gerald was born and in 1886 their daughter Gladys was born. In 1887 Thayer settled his family in Keene, New Hampshire, and began teaching a small group of students. Around this time his wife began suffering from severe depression and went to a sanatorium in 1888. She died in 1891 and that fall Thayer married Emma Beach who had helped to care for him and his children during his wife's illness.

Despite family tragedies, Thayer became a leader in the New York art world during the 1880s and 1890s. He was a successful portraitist and painted allegorical figures of angels, women, and children, which were popular among collectors of this period, including his patrons Charles Lang Freer and John Gellatly. He often used his children as models, especially his eldest daughter, Mary.

In the late 1880s one of Thayer's students, Mary Amory Greene, built a house and studio for the Thayer family on her land in Dublin, New Hampshire, and in 1901 the family settled there permanently. Many of Thayer's artist friends lived nearby, such as Richard Meryman and George de Forest Brush, and the Thayer family frequently entertained prominent visitors such as Edward Waldo Emerson and Samuel Clemens. Abbott Thayer taught painting to his children, and Gerald and Gladys both became artists and art educators. Gladys married David Reasoner, a student of Abbott Thayer who later became his assistant. Other students of Thayer included Rockwell Kent, Ben Foster, Barry Faulkner, and Louis Agassiz Fuertes.

Greatly influenced by transcendentalism and the spirituality of nature, Thayer again began to paint landscapes, especially of nearby Mount Monadnock. He was very interested in the study of protective coloration in the wild, and was an advocate for nature conservation and bird sanctuaries. He published the book Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom in 1909 with his son Gerald, but encountered much resistance to his theories. Thayer also wrote about how his camouflage theories could be applied to military warships and uniforms. These theories failed to gain widespread government interest and after suffering from nervous exhaustion, he spent the rest of his life painting landscapes at his home in Dublin, until his death in 1921.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to Abbott Handerson Thayer. These include research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1895-1990, donated by Thomas B. Brumbaugh; the Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, circa 1890-1893; "The Drawings of Abbott Thayer", by Elizabeth Robins Pennell, circa 1921; and the Nelson and Henry C. White research material, 1898-1978, which includes many letters, photographs, and other material originally belonging to the Thayer family.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels 48 and 3417) including a diary kept by Thayer, a "Family Record" written by William Henry Thayer, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and original artwork by Abbott Handerson Thayer. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Anne Whiting, a niece of Abbott Handerson Thayer, loaned the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1971 and Jean Reasoner Plunket, Thayer's granddaughter, loaned original artwork for microfilming in 1985. The rest of the Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers were donated in 1999 by Abbott Thayer's great-grandson, John Plunket, who received the papers from his mother Jean Reasoner Plunket. In 2005 Bruce Gimelson donated additional material purchased from the relatives of Emma Beach Thayer.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
Reel 3417 (art works): Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Jean Reasoner Plunket. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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 -- New Hampshire -- Dublin  Search this
Topic:
Naturalism  Search this
Camouflage (Biology)  Search this
Art and camouflage  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers, 1851-1999 (bulk 1881-1950). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.thayabbo
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Olin Levi Warner papers

Creator:
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Names:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
France. Armée. Légion étrangère  Search this
Jno. Williams, Inc.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Cook, Clarence, 1828-1900  Search this
Devens, Charles, 1820-1891  Search this
Eaton, Wyatt, 1849-1896  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Warner, Sylvia Martinache  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Paris (France) -- History -- Commune, 1871
Date:
1857-1962
bulk 1857-1899
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Olin Levi Warner measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1857 to 1962 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1857 to 1899. The collection documents Warner's art student days in Paris and his career as a sculptor, primarily in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials and writings, including a speech by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871; personal and professional correspondence; clippings, catalogs, and other printed material; sculpture project files; and photographs of Warner, his studio, his family, and notable figures who sat for him, including artist J. Alden Weir, and his artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor Olin Levi Warner measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1857 to 1962 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1857 to 1899. The collection documents Warner's art student days in Paris and his career as a sculptor, primarily in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials and writings, including a speech by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871; personal and professional correspondence; clippings, catalogs, and other printed material; sculpture project files; and photographs of Warner, his studio, his family, and notable figures who sat for him, including artist J. Alden Weir, and his artwork.

Found are biographical materials, including a speech written by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871, awards, and membership records for several art organizations, including the Fine Arts Federation of New York.

Personal and business correspondence written by Warner, his wife, and his daughter is with family and friends. Warner's correspondents include artists Albert Pinkham Ryder, Clarence Cook, and Wyatt Eaton, among others. Of note are letters written from Warner to his family during the time he spent in Paris from 1869 to 1872 studying art and serving in the Foreign Legion.

Also found are scattered project files for a few of his notable sculptural projects, including his statue of Massachusetts governor Charles Devens, the Hodgkins Medal designed as the Smithsonian Institution's seal, work for the Chicago World's Fair, and bronze work produced by the Jno. Williams Foundry.

Printed materials include clippings and exhibition catalogs for the Society of American Artists, the National Sculpture Society, and the World's Columbian Exposition.

Photographs in the papers are of Warner, his family, home, and studio, works of art, and a few notable sitters, including the artist J. Alden Weir.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1863-1896 (Box 1, OV 4; 5 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1857-1962 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Project Files, 1871-1936 (Box 1, OV 4; 6 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1862-1950 (Boxes 1-2, OV 4; 6 folders)

Series 5: Photographs, 1870s-1890s (Box 2-3, OV 4; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Olin Levi Warner was born in 1844 in Suffield, Connecticut and worked as an artisan and a telegraph operator before pursuing his art education and career. In 1869, Warner traveled to Paris to study under Francois Jouffroy at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He was in Paris when the Republic was declared and served in the French Foreign Legion for a short while before resuming his studies. In 1872 he returned to the United States and set up a studio in New York.

An early proponent of the French Beaux-Arts style, Warner was a founding member of the Society of American Artists in 1877 and joined the National Academy of Design in 1888. By the end of Warner's lifetime, he had become a well-known sculptor, helping to popularize bas-relief in the United States. A few of Warner's notable works include a series of medallions depicting Native American Indian Chiefs, an 1876 bust of President Rutherford B. Hayes, the 1883 nude Diana, a statue of judge and former U.S. Attorney General Charles Devens in Boston, and the design of the bronze doors of the Library of Congress. This last project was uncompleted at the time of Warner's death on August 14, 1896, as the result of a bicycle injury in Central Park.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming on reel 270. All of the material was later donated, except for one sketchbook which was returned to the lender, and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
A portion of the Olin Levi Warner papers were originally loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1972 by Rosalie Warner Jones, Warner's daughter. Rosalie Warner Jones and her sister, Frances O. Warner, and Rosalie's daughter Frances Follin Jones, donated the collection in several accretions between 1972 and 1977. This gift included the majority of the loaned materials, excluding one sketchbook. Additional materials were transferred to the Archives in 2005 from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962 (bulk 1857-1899). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.warnolin
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Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Extent:
5 Folders (Box 1, OV 4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1863-1896
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains official documents for Warner's membership in several art organizations, including the Fine Arts Federation of New York and the Society of American Artists, and from Warner's time in France, including his admission form to the French Foreign Legion. Also found are death announcements and other memorial material, including a memorial paper read before the National Sculpture Society by W. C. Brownell. Additional items of note are drafts of a speech written by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871. Oversized materials include Warner's Mason membership certificate and documentation from a U.S. diplomatic office in France, and two awards received for his artwork.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged by document type.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962 (bulk 1857-1899). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.warnolin, Series 1
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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Extent:
6 Folders (Boxes 1-2, OV 4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862-1950
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains assorted printed materials including exhibition catalogs for the Society of American Artists and the National Sculpture Society; a catalog for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair; information from clubs to which Warner belonged; newspaper and magazine clippings; promotional materials and a booklet highlighting Warner's doors for the Library of Congress; and miscellaneous materials such as programs and booklets.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged by document type.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962 (bulk 1857-1899). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.warnolin, Series 4
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Robert Reid papers

Creator:
Reid, Robert, 1862-1929  Search this
Names:
Reid, Charles D.  Search this
Reid, Sara Bigelow  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1880-circa 1930
Summary:
The papers of New York painter Robert Reid measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1880-circa 1930. The collection provides scattered documentation of Reid's career and family history through a certificate, letters, an essay of family recollections, scrapbooks containing letters, writings, printed material and family photographs, printed material about Reid, and photographs of Reid, his studio, travels, and works of art.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York painter Robert Reid measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1880-circa 1930. The collection provides scattered documentation of Reid's career and family history through a certificate, letters, an essay of family recollections, scrapbooks containing letters, writings, printed material and family photographs, printed material about Reid, and photographs of Reid, his studio, travels, and works of art.

Letters are primarily from Robert Reid to his sister Sara Bigelow Reid and document a single year in Reid's life (1887) when he moved to Paris and traveled to Italy, serving as a diary of his activities through October of that year. Writings consist of an essay and journal entries entitled "Really Random Recollections of Charles D. Reid for Robert N. Reid" written by Robert Reid's brother Charles between 1918 and 1920. Scrapbooks 1 and 2 were compiled by Charles D. Reid and document Reid family history. Scrapbook 3 consists primarily of correspondence between Charles D. Reid and various schools concerning his interest in vocational education and a 1913 paper he wrote on that subject. Scrapbook 4 has had most entries removed and is inscribed by Charles D. Reid's father "Jared Reid Jr., Hartford Ct., Jan. 1880." Charles D. Reid presumably removed the entries to place in Scrapbooks 1-3.

Photographs of Reid include a group of men (circa 1880s) with Reid in the back row, of Reid working on a mural, and a 1927 portrait of Reid. Additional photographs of Reid are found in the scrapbooks. Also found is a copy print of Reid's studio, photographs of Europe, photographs of works of art by Reid, and a photograph of the stage and crowd at an unidentified event.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of the collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Robert Reid Papers, circa 1880-circa 1930 (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Reid (1862-1929) was a painter, muralist, craftsman, and teacher who worked primarily in New York City and Colorado.

Robert Reid was born in 1862 in Stockbridge Massachusetts and studied at the School of Painting and Drawing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from 1880-1884. He then moved to New York City and studied at the Art Students' League before moving to Paris in 1885, where he continued his studies at the Académie Julian over the next four years.

In 1887 Reid embarked on a tour of Italy that included visits to Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples. On his visits to Naples he was accompanied by several cousins, including Clara Field, who were on an extended European tour. Throughout the year Reid recorded his experiences and impressions in letters to his sister, Sara Bigelow Reid. In March of 1887 he submitted the first of three paintings to the Paris Salon, all of which were subsequently accepted.

In 1889 Reid returned to the United States and settled in New York City, teaching at the Cooper Union and the Art Students' League and painting portraits before embarking on various mural and decorative art projects. His first mural project was for one of the eight domes in the Liberal Arts Building of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1892. In 1897 he painted allegories of the five senses for octagonal panels in the Library of Congress, and in 1899 executed a large allegorical mural for the New York Appellate Division Court House. The Boston State House includes three large panels, including "Paul Revere's Ride" and the "Boston Tea Party," painted by Reid between 1901 and 1904. His stained glass work included a 1906 series of ten windows for the Unitarian Memorial Church at Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

During the 1890s Reid's return to outdoor work and his easel paintings demonstrated a balance between decorative and Impressionist techniques, and were often of women in landscape settings holding or carrying flowers. In 1898 he exhibited as one of the Ten American Painters who seceded from the Society of American Artists in favor of a less traditional, more Impressionistic style.

In the 1920s Reid moved to Colorado Springs and taught at the Broadmoor Art Academy. Several years before his death, Reid taught himself to paint with his left hand after suffereing a stroke that resulted in paralysis of his right hand. He died in Clifton Springs, New York, in 1929.

H. Barbara Weinberg's 1975 essay "Robert Reid: Academic 'Impressionist'" (Archives of American Art Journal, Vol 15, No. 1, 1975) was used in the writing of this Biographical Note.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Joseph Bowdring in 1973. Bowdring purchased the papers along with Reid's paintings.
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.
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:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.reidrobe
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James Stillman letters relating to Homer Dodge Martin

Creator:
Stillman, James, 1850-1918  Search this
Names:
La Farge, Bancel, 1865-1938  Search this
Martin, Elizabeth  Search this
Martin, Homer Dodge, 1836-1897  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Date:
1882-1898
Summary:
The James Stillman letters relating to Homer Dodge Martin measures 0.2 linear feet and consists of 28 letters and 2 pencil sketches dating from 1882-1898. Primarily from late-19th century painter Homer Dodge Martin and his wife, Elizabeth, to art patron and banker, James Stillman, the letters discuss consignment, exhibition and sale of Martin's artwork, his experiences painting while living in France, his financial struggles, and his physical and mental condition. Two pencil sketches by Martin are accompanied by a note dated 1884. Also found are 2 letters from Martin to Mr. Van Loon discussing payment for paintings and 2 letters to Stillman from Bancel La Farge concerning Stillman's purchase of a La Farge watercolor.
Scope and Content Note:
The James Stillman letters relating to Homer Dodge Martin measures 0.2 linear feet and consists of 28 letters from Martin and his wife Elizabeth to banker and art patron James Stillman documenting Stillman's financial and practical assistance to the Martin's through consignment, exhibition and sale of Martin's artwork. The letters provide insight into Martin's experiences painting while living in Honfleur and Villerville, France, his financial struggles, and his physical and mental condition. They also reveal Elizabeth Martin's efforts as advocate for her husband's work and reputation, and her dismay at his physical and mental decline due in part to lack of financial success.

Also found are 2 1884 pencil sketches by Martin, of a view in Honfleur; 2 letters from Martin to Mr. Van Loon discussing payment for paintings; and 2 letters to Stillman from Bancel La Farge concerning Stillman's purchase of a La Farge watercolor.

The collection contains no letters from Stillman.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series:

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Series 1: James Stillman Letters Relating to Homer Dodge Martin, 1882-1898 (Box 1; 4 folders)
Biographical Note:
Banker and art patron James Stillman, was committed to promoting the artwork of landscape artist Homer Dodge Martin and providing financial investment in and practical assistance with the logistics of handling Martin's artwork over a period of at least 16 years.

Homer Dodge Martin (1836-1897) was born in Albany, New York. He studied briefly with James Hart and spent his summers during the 1860s in the Adirondacks, the Catskills and the White Mountains, and painted landscapes from the sketches he made there in the style of the Hudson River school at his studio in New York City's Tenth Street Studio Building.

In 1876 he took his first trip to Europe and from 1882-1886 lived in Normandy, France in Honfleur and Villerville. There he was influenced both by the Barbizon school of painting and the Impressionists and his painting took on darker, more melancholy tones.

By 1897 Martin had returned to New York City and in 1893 Martin moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where, nearly blind, he painted one of his best-known works, Adirondack Scenery (1895) from memory.

Although never successful within his lifetime, within 2 years of his death Adirondack Scenery sold for $5500 and Harp of the Winds (1895) was aquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Martin's paintings can be found in the collections of other important American museums including the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Martin became a member of the National Academy of Design in 1874 and in 1877 was one of the founders of the Society of American Artists.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Thomas B. Clarke letters from or about Homer Dodge Martin, 1893-1897. Additional material relating to Homer Dodge Martin, including correspondence with Thomas B. Clarke and Elizabeth Martin, can be found in the Macbeth Gallery records.
Provenance:
Six letters from Homer Dodge Martin were donated to AAA by Chauncey Stillman, grandson of James Stillman, in 1955 and 1959. Additional letters to Stillman from Martin, Elizabeth Martin, and Bancel La Farge, and from Martin to Mr. Van Loon, were donated by Mrs. P. S. Paine, grandaughter of James Stillman, in 1978.
Restrictions:
Use of the original papers 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 patronage  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Citation:
James Stillman letters relating to Homer Dodge Martin, 1882-1898. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stiljame
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Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Notes and writings

Collection Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Container:
Reel 4822, Frame 793-1337
Box 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1872, undated
Scope and Contents note:
(drafts of lectures: Art and the Nations, The Influence of the Fine Arts, and Art: Its, Evolution, Influence, and Mission; fragments of writings for The Tribune; Bunco Picture Dealing; notes on history of coin collecting; L'Art Nouveau, The Irresponsible in Art; General Art Notes; Christ Before Pilot; Christ on Calvary; The Collectors Club with the Bric-a-Brac Club; draft, information for visitors to the United States section; The Metropolitan Museum on the Question of Sunday Opening; English Stately Homes; miscellaneous notations on foreign paintings with comments; Some Art Talk; The First Exhibition of the Society of American Artists; poem, L'Envoy; draft of account of Kurtz's trip to Italy, 1881; Kind Words, The American Art Union; untitled draft on American architecture and national characteristics; Extract from Semple letter on Protective Art Society; What Is Art?; lecture course for 1892-93, St Louis Museum of Art; Art In St. Louis, 1898 (signed Stuart MacDonald); art building exhibit space; poem to Zolnay; list of names of commissioners from foreign countries; The St. Louis World's Fair of 1904 - lecture; Department of Art Awards to Exhibitors; text for informational circulars to artists)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
Glasgow painting diary, Microfilm reel 4912: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Yale Center for British Art. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990 (bulk 1884-1909). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles M. Kurtz papers
Charles M. Kurtz papers / Series 7: Notes and Writings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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