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Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa) [Folder]

Additional name:
Stone City Art Colony  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Cedar Rapids (Iowa)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_98648

Grant Wood teaching class outdoors

Subject:
Wood, Grant  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Stone City, Iowa
Date:
1933
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Painters  Search this
Plein air painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7546
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Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7546

The old 'Green Mansion' headquarters of the Stone City Art Colony

Subject:
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Stone City, Iowa
Date:
ca. 1932
Topic:
Artist colonies  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7545
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Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Students and Faculty, Stone City, 1933

Subject:
Curry, John Steuart  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Wood, Grant  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1933
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Artists in groups  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7547
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Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Grant Wood 'talking it over' with members of the Stone City Art Colony.

Subject:
Wood, Grant  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1932
Topic:
Art teachers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7354
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Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946
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Archives of American Art
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Florence Sprague with her students at a deserted quarry of Stone City

Subject:
Sprague, Florence  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Stone City, Iowa
Date:
ca. 1932
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7544
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Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7544

Students in a life class at the Stone City Colony and Art School

Photographer:
Barry, John W., Jr., 1905-1988  Search this
Barry, John W., Jr., 1905-1988  Search this
Subject:
Cone, Marvin Dorwart  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian J.  Search this
Wood, Grant  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1933
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Artists' models  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7534
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Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946
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Archives of American Art
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Faculty at Stone City

Photographer:
Barry, John W., Jr., 1905-1988  Search this
Barry, John W., Jr., 1905-1988  Search this
Subject:
Cone, Marvin Dorwart  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian J.  Search this
McCosh, David  Search this
Pyle, Arnold  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Wood, Grant  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1933
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Artist colonies  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7535
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Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946
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Archives of American Art
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Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Subject:
Eaton, Walter Prichard  Search this
Ness, Zenobia Brumbaugh  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Middle West  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9365
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211561
AAA_collcode_woodgrap
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211561
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Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946

Creator:
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Subject:
Cone, Marvin Dorwart  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian  Search this
Dunton, W. Herbert  Search this
McCosh, David J.  Search this
Pyle, Arnold  Search this
Peirce, Waldo  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Wood, Grant  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Little Gallery (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9219
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211414
AAA_collcode_rowaedwa
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211414

Letters to Walter Pritchard Eaton

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e2a096ab-3505-4521-b5ac-b0ae22d7ec52
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref15
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Edward Beatty Rowan papers

Creator:
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Names:
Little Gallery (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Cone, Marvin Dorwart, 1891-1965  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian  Search this
Dunton, W. Herbert, 1878-1936  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
McCosh, David J., 1903-1980  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Pyle, Arnold  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1946
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, printed material, photographs, business records and a diary.
REEL 103: Clippings, 1929-1932, on exhibitions and activities of the Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, directed by Rowan (microfilm title: Little Gallery).
REEL 1208: Photographs used to publicize exhibitions at the Little Gallery, including 183 photographs of works of art, the Little Gallery Junior Art Club, Grant Wood, and William Herbert Dunton at work.
REEL D141-D142: Correspondence; a diary; business records of the Little Gallery, the Stone City Art Colony and Art School, and the Section of Fine Arts; photographs, including two of The Little Gallery, five of the Stone City Colony and Art School, six of Rowan and three of his paintings, and two photos showing Grant Wood, David McCosh, Arnold Pyle, Adrian Dornbush, and Marvin Cone; and catalogs, clippings and publications, including "A Report on Iowa Art Under Public Works of Art Jan. 20, 1934, under the direction of Grant Wood" containing reproductions of work, several clippings, a 2 p. report "three weeks after the beginning of work" and 2 p. typed "Notes" signed by Wood with a photograph attached.
Among the correspondents are Oscar Bluemner, Chaim Gross, Waldo Peirce, Henry Varnum Poor, Eleanor Roosevelt, Forbes Watson, and Grant Wood.
Biographical / Historical:
Gallery director, painter, sculptor, teacher; Falls Church, Va. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founder and director of The Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1928-1934. The gallery was concerned with promoting education in the community. Because of his success with the Little Gallery, in 1931 he was chosen by the American Federation of Arts to be the director of a new experimental art center in Cedar Rapids. Rowan was affiliated with the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard before going to Cedar Rapids and served as Chief, Public Buildings Administration, 1930's-1940's.
Other Title:
Little Gallery records (microfilm title, reel 103)
Provenance:
Donated by Mrs. Edward Rowan, 1963.
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:
Gallery directors -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rowaedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95db62502-5d98-4e65-a4f3-0c15534f4c0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rowaedwa

Grant Wood papers

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Names:
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Eaton, Walter Prichard, 1878-1957  Search this
Ness, Zenobia Brumbaugh, 1877-1943  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1983
Summary:
The Grant Wood papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1983. Included are three newspaper obituaries for Grant Wood and six letters to art educator, Zenobia Ness, discussing his exhibition plans, paintings, Stone City Art Colony, and the Federal Public Works of Art Projects. The collection also contains two letters, including a Stone City brochure, to Walter Pritchard Eaton, Professor of Drama at Yale University. Also found are writings, newspaper clippings containing articles on Wood, and other printed material. Photographs in the collection, some of which are signed, are of Wood in his studio and at the Artist Camp at Stone City, and various works of art.
Scope and Contents:
The Grant Wood papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1983. Included are three newspaper obituaries for Grant Wood and six letters to art educator, Zenobia Ness, discussing his exhibition plans, paintings, Stone City Art Colony, and the Federal Public Works of Art Projects. The collection also contains two letters, including a Stone City brochure, to Walter Pritchard Eaton, Professor of Drama at Yale University. Also found are writings, newspaper clippings containing articles on Wood, and other printed material. Photographs in the collection, some of which are signed, are of Wood in his studio and at the Artist Camp at Stone City, and various works of art.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, items are categorized into one series consisting of eight folders. Items are arranged chronologically within each folder.
Biographical / Historical:
Grant Wood was born near Anamosa, Iowa, in 1891. In 1901 he moved with his family to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he developed an interest in art, and participated in the Cedar Rapids Art Association. He attended the Minneapolis School of Design and Handicraft as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood taught art in Cedar Rapids public schools, and became an active member of the Iowa art community, promoting local artists and public art projects. In 1932, he and fellow artists founded the Stone City Art Colony. The colony only lasted two years, and in 1933 he became an art professor at the University of Iowa, where he would continue to teach until his death. Wood also served as spokesman for the concept of Regionalism in art and lectured throughout the United States. In 1934 he was appointed director of the Federal Public Works of Art Projects for Iowa, and organized artists for public mural projects. Grant Wood died in 1942, at the age of 51.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds several additional small collections related to the Grant Wood papers, including a thesis by Kenneth Goldberg entitled, "The Paintings of Grant Wood," microfilmed on reel 420; the Marian S. Mayer research material on Grant Wood, partially microfilmed on reels 863-864; and Return from Bohemia, a typescript of the beginning of an autobiography written by Grant Wood and microfilmed on reel D24.

Eighteen scrapbooks and albums of news clippings, post cards, letters, snapshots, sketches and related ephemera on Grant Wood assembled over a period of 40 years by Nan Wood Graham, Grant Wood's sister, are located at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. Thirteen of the scrapbooks have been digitized and are available online as the University of Iowa Libraries' Figge Art Museum Grant Wood Digital Collection. The Figge's archive also contains several hundred artifacts related to Grant Wood.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Zelia Mitchell, a friend of the Ness family, in 1984 and was microfilmed upon receipt. The two letters to Eaton, with the enclosed Stone City Art Colony brochure, were donated by Charles E. Feinberg, 1955-1962, and also microfilmed.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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 -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Middle West  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodgrap
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Grant Wood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f37529b5-cba4-4bd2-b105-24ba4e969d44
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodgrap
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