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William Sommer papers, 1890-1970

Creator:
Sommer, William, 1867-1949  Search this
Subject:
Marker, Thomas Morrison  Search this
Crane, Hart  Search this
Kokoon Arts Club  Search this
Ten Thirty Gallery  Search this
Citation:
William Sommer papers, 1890-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Painting -- Ohio  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6099
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216292
AAA_collcode_sommwill
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216292

William Sommer: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF002758
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141472

Henry Sayles Francis papers

Creator:
Francis, Henry Sayles, 1902-1994  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Abbott, Jere  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Kates, George N. (George Norbert), 1895-  Search this
Lugt, Frits, 1884-1970  Search this
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965  Search this
Milliken, William Mathewson, 1889-1978  Search this
Mongan, Agnes  Search this
Parsons, Harold Woodbury, 1883-1967  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Sommer, William, 1867-1949  Search this
Tiepolo, Giovanni Domenico, 1726?-1804  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 6 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1924-1983]
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information, correspondence, subject files, notebooks, photographs, clippings, price lists concern Francis' work at the Cleveland Museum of Art, his friendship with George Kates, and his interest in painter William Sommer.
REELS 881-882: Primarily research material compiled by Francis and his wife Frances Merriman Francis for the Ten Thirty Gallery Sommer retrospective in 1946 and the Cleveland Museum of Art's William Sommer Memorial Exhibition, held November 1-December 10, 1950. Included are biographical material; correspondence of Henry Sayles Francis and other museum staff regarding Sommer, and copies and transcripts of Sommer's correspondence (including a few letters from Hart Crane); reminiscences of Sommer from friends and colleagues; exhibition catalogs; notebooks of information on Sommer's works; and a bibliography.
REELS 3838-3841: Biographical information; correspondence, arranged chronologically, with colleagues, friends, dealers, collectors, and others; and subject/correspondence files, arranged alphabetically, on colleagues, dealers, exhibitions, and various art topics; photographs of Francis, juries (Charles Sheeler is in one), Matisse in his studio, Somerset Maugham, Frits Lugt, and his wife; and clippings relating chiefly to the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Subject/correspondence file titles include: Jere Abbott, Sir Geoffrey Agnew, Winslow Ames, Harry W. Anderson Collection, R. Kirk Askew, Bernard Berenson (ca. 50 letters received), John Bergschneider, Walter Blodgett, Rowland Burdon-Muller, David Carritt, Charles Chetham, Cleveland Museum of Art, John I. Coddington, Ralph Tracy Coe, Contini Collection, Cooper Union, Richard S. Davis, Robert Tyler Davis, Harold S. Ede, Ross Edman, Everett Fahy, Julia Feininger, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Howard C. Hollis, Charles Hopkinson, Michael JaffeƩ, Harold Joachim, Lincoln Kirstein, Henry Adams LaFarge, Viktor Langen, Nicky Mariano, William Mathewson Milliken, Agnes Mongan, William Mostyn-Owen, Roger Hale Newton, Benedict Nicolson, Luisa Nicolson, Harold Woodbury Parsons, John Pope-Hennessy, Alan Priest, John Rewald, Marvin C. Ross, Henry Preston Rossiter, Paul Joseph Sachs, Meryle Secrest, Germain Seligman, Peter Shepherd, Theodore Sizer, William Sommer (exhibitions), Frederick A. Sweet, Daviel Varney Thompson, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Gertrude Underhill, Peter Vanderbilt, Langdon Warner, Nancy and William Wixom, and Richard H. Zinser.
UNMICROFILMED: Primarily letters from and material on George Norbert Kates, an authority on pre-communist China and Francis's lifetime friend and additional material on William Sommer. Kates material consists of ca. 1000 letters to Francis, ca. 1924-1984, concerning personal affairs, financial ventures, their research efforts and careers, and Kates's research on the 15th century Duchess Eleanor of Scotland. A significant number of letters from 1953 refer to Bernard Berenson and his art research and collection. Also included are a subject file on Kates' interest in Herman Hesse; and a file of Kates' research material on Duchess Eleanor of Scotland.
Unmicrofilmed Sommer material includes a letter from Sommer to C.P. Marsh, 1931; a Christmas card from Josephine and Theodor Braasch to Sommer; a page of writings by Sommer; photographs of Sommer and of a studio; several sketches and drawings; and printed material.
REEL 440 AND SCANNED One photograph of Sommer, microfilmed under Photos of Artists I, and scanned.
The remaining unfilmed material consists of Francis's notebooks (4 v.) primarily about the history of European paintings, drawings and prints, including notes about individual works of art; financial records, including price lists of European works of art, ca. 1930-1969, price list, insurance values and appraisals of two collections from the Cleveland Museum of Art, ca. 1923-1957; and minutes from two accessioning meetings at the Museum, 1930 and 1931.
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum curator; Cleveland, Ohio. Francis worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1927 to 1929, leaving for a position at the Fogg Museum as assistant to directors Edward Forbes and Paul Sachs. He returned to the Cleveland Museum in 1931, remaining there as Curator of Paintings and Prints until 1967.
Provenance:
Research material on William Sommer donated 1975 by Henry Sayles Francis; he donated the remainder in 1984.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Ohio -- Cleveland
Identifier:
AAA.franhenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e9de6480-a3b2-4e0a-9322-f75a7474edcb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franhenr

Dorothy Seiberling papers

Topic:
Life (Chicago, Ill.)
Creator:
Seiberling, Dorothy, 1922-  Search this
Names:
Harnett, William Michael, 1848-1892  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-  Search this
McBride, Henry, 1867-1962  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Sommer, William, 1867-1949  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1885-1955
Scope and Contents:
Materials, accumulated while art editor of LIFE magazine, including photographs of William Harnett, William Sommer, Hiram Powers, and Powers' work; biographical sketch, an article and two memoranda regarding Powers; photographs of Everett Shinn and his work, and a typescript of "I Remember New York," by Shinn. Materials relating to Henry McBride include a typescript of an article by Lincoln Kirstein on McBride; letters from McBride to Seiberling; a catalog of the sale of McBride's collection; a list of works shown in the 1949 exhibition in his honor; photographs of miscellaneous art works; and clippings of his newspaper articles.
Biographical / Historical:
Dorothy Seiberling (1922- 2019) was an art editor in New York, N.Y. Seiberling began her career at LIFE magazine in 1943 and became senior art editor in 1965.
Provenance:
Donated 1973 by Dorothy Seiberling.
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:
Editors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Journalism -- Editing -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.seibdoro
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99589cef7-736a-465b-a3cd-228720182de2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-seibdoro

William Sommer papers

Creator:
Sommer, William, 1867-1949  Search this
Names:
Kokoon Arts Club  Search this
Ten Thirty Gallery  Search this
Crane, Hart, 1899-1932  Search this
Marker, Thomas Morrison, 1901-  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1890-1970
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, including letters from Hart Crane, Thomas Marker (letters from Sommer discuss Marker's art work and his own work in progress), Mary Manning Brody and Nancy Manning of Ten Thirty Gallery; eighteen sketchbooks, loose sketches and drawings; notes on art theory and style; marginal notes from Sommer's copy of Martin Buber's I AND THOU; exhibition catalogs, among them shows at the Ten Thirty Gallery and the Kokoon Arts; clippings and printed material; photographs of Sommor and his work; prizes and awards; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Lithographer, painter; Brandywine, Ohio.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1973 by Joseph Erdelac, who collected the papers as well as many Sommer paintings.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Lithographers -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Painting -- Ohio  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sommwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95a3f12b9-6984-4846-89ce-341321da7d38
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sommwill

The William Sommer memorial exhibition; catalogue of an exhibition of works by William Sommer held November first through December tenth in the Clevland Museum of Art, 1950

Author:
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Physical description:
98p. illus., port. 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1950
1950]
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.S688 C63
N40.1.S688C63
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_317191

William Sommer retrospective [exhibition] Akron Art Institute, October 25-November 29, 1970

Author:
Akron Art Institute  Search this
Subject:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Physical description:
65 p. illus. (part col.) 18 x 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
[1970?]
Call number:
N40.1.S688 A3
N6537.S63 A78X
N40.1.S688A3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_31247

Umbrella, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Akron Art Museum 70 East Market Street Akron Ohio 44308
Topic:
Dress--Accessory--Umbrella  Search this
Control number:
IAP 40440045
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_51516

March Winds, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Butler Institute of American Art 524 Wick Avenue Youngstown Ohio 44502 Accession Number: 950-W-112
Topic:
Landscape--Weather--Wind  Search this
Landscape--Season--Spring  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42830713
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_54035

Blue Dairy Cart, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1917-1918
Topic:
Landscape--Road  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Cart  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E390023
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_444828

Boys and Books, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Butler Institute of American Art 524 Wick Avenue Youngstown Ohio 44502 Accession Number: 950-W-125
Topic:
Figure group--Male  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42830725
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_390651

Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Ball State University David Owsley Museum of Art 2021 West Riverside Avenue, Fine Arts Building Muncie Indiana 47306
Date:
1943
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73870594
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452729

Still Life (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Butler Institute of American Art 524 Wick Avenue Youngstown Ohio 44502 Accession Number: 950-W-118
Topic:
Still Life  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42832606
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_442293

Bach Chord, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on conposition board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Akron Art Museum 70 East Market Street Akron Ohio 44308
Date:
1923
Topic:
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Landscape--Time--Night  Search this
Landscape--Town  Search this
Landscape--Road  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E390031
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_444856

Blue Vase with Red Flowers, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oberlin College Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin Ohio 44074 Accession Number: 37.16
Topic:
Still Life--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42190138
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_445801

Portrait, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Butler Institute of American Art 524 Wick Avenue Youngstown Ohio 44502
Topic:
Portrait  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42830721
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_390647

Horse Drawn Cart in a Thunderstorm, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on artist's board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Springfield Museum of Art 107 Cliff Park Road Springfield Ohio 45501 Accession Number: 2001.020
Date:
Ca. 1918
Topic:
Landscape--Weather--Storm  Search this
Travel--Land  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Cart  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42480385
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_459390

The Spinach Tree, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard Cleveland Ohio 44106 Accession Number: 61.324
Date:
1934
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--Plant  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 41000224
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_374929

Cows at Midday, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1936
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89640010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_383598

The Rabbit Hutch, (painting)

Painter:
Sommer, William 1867-1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Inlander Collection of Great Lakes Region Painting Hamtramck Michigan
Date:
1913
Topic:
Landscape--Ohio--Lakewood  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Animal--Rabbit  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89730142
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_386260

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