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Oyster House; Shanty

Graphic artist:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 20.955 cm x 18.415 cm
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Carborundum (TM)
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
circa 1948
Credit Line:
Edna V. Thrash
ID Number:
GA.23021
Accession number:
287895
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-57e9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_744673

Three Girls (Three Nudes?)

Graphic artist:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/8 in x 9 in; 8.5725 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
Copper plate
plate
plate, printing
Object Type:
Carborundum (TM)
Aquatint
Date made:
circa 1940
Credit Line:
Edna V. Thrash
ID Number:
GA.23039
Accession number:
287895
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-4fef-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_744680

two horses with nude woman

Graphic artist:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Measurements:
plate: 7 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in; 19.685 cm x 22.225 cm
sheet: 8 3/4 in x 11 1/8 in; 22.225 cm x 28.2575 cm
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Carborundum (TM)
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
circa 1940
Credit Line:
Edna V. Thrash
ID Number:
GA.23013
Accession number:
287895
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-4fec-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_744677

Oral history interview with Raymond Steth

Interviewee:
Steth, Raymond, 1917-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Kline, Marge  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Philographic School of Art  Search this
Thrash, Dox, 1892-1965  Search this
Extent:
123 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 April 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Raymond Steth conducted 1990 April 28, by Marge Kline, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Steth discusses his early life and education in the South and in Philadelphia; his experiences in the Graphic Arts Division of the Federal Art Project (FAP); his fellow printmaker Dox Thrash and the development of the carborundum print; working in shipyards during World War II; opening up the Philographic Workshop in 1948; the instructors there; its eventual closing in 1953; and his career outside of the arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Raymond Steth (1917-1997) was a printmaker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 17 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.steth90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-steth90

Oral history interview with Roswell Weidner

Interviewee:
Weidner, Roswell, 1911-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Names:
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
United States. National Youth Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Curran, Mary  Search this
De Mazia, Violette, 1899-  Search this
Garber, Daniel, 1880-  Search this
Harding, George, 1882-1959  Search this
Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954  Search this
McCarter, Henry, 1866-1942  Search this
Nuse, Roy Cleveland, b. 1885  Search this
Pierson, Joseph  Search this
Pinto, Angelo, 1908-1994  Search this
Speight, Francis, 1896-1989  Search this
Thrash, Dox, 1892-1965  Search this
Weidner, Marilyn Kemp, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
134 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 July 20-27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Roswell Weidner conducted 1989 July 20-27, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Weidner discusses his early life, education, and art training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, first at the school at Chester Springs, and later at the main school in Philadelphia. He discusses the programs at both schools, and recalls some of the faculty members, including Roy Nuse, Albert Laessle, George Harding, Joseph Pierson, Francis Speight, Daniel Garber, and Henry McCarter. He discusses the courses, exhibitions, and the competitions for traveling scholarships. He also discusses his study at the Barnes Foundation with Violette De Mazia and Angelo Pinto. After leaving the Academy, he joined the National Youth Administration and then transferred to the WPA with the Museum Extension, the Painting Project and the Print Project. He speaks of his work for each of these programs, their administration, and some of the individuals involved including Dox Thrash. He recalls Mary Curran and the efforts made by Albert Barnes to have her removed as head of the Painting Project. Weidner discusses his fifty years as a teacher at the Academy, beginning in 1939, and the changes in the institution since then, including the introduction of printmaking, the growth of abstraction, the hiring of women and black instructors, and other changes. He speaks of his wife, Marilyn Kemp Weidner, a paper conservator, and the development of her practice, as well as his own future work.
Biographical / Historical:
Roswell T. Weidner (1911-1999) was a painter and educator from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr.; 18 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.weidne89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weidne89

Amanda

Graphic artist:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 15/16 in x 5 7/16 in; 17.62125 cm x 13.81125 cm
Object Name:
Plate
plate, printing
Object Type:
Carborundum (TM)
Aquatint
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
circa 1940
Credit Line:
Edna V. Thrash
ID Number:
GA.23052
Accession number:
287895
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-4ff1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_744682

Freelon's Barn or exterior view of barn with people

Graphic artist:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 13/16 in x 13 15/16 in; 24.92375 cm x 35.40125 cm
plate: 25 cm x 35.5 cm; 9 13/16 in x 14 in
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Relief Processes
Etching
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
circa 1940
Credit Line:
Edna V. Thrash
ID Number:
GA.23020
Accession number:
287895
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-5cf5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_744674

Thrash, Dox

Collection Creator:
Park, Marlene, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 63
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research material on New Deal art, circa 1974-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art
Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art / Series 1: Artists' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parkmarl-ref339

Thrash, Dox

Collection Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1935-circa 1942
Collection 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.
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:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection / Series 1: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fedeartp14-ref1166

Oral history interview with Roswell Weidner, 1989 July 20-27

Interviewee:
Weidner, Roswell T., 1911-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Subject:
Curran, Mary  Search this
De Mazia, Violette  Search this
Garber, Daniel  Search this
Harding, George  Search this
Laessle, Albert  Search this
McCarter, Henry  Search this
Nuse, Roy Cleveland  Search this
Pierson, Joseph  Search this
Pinto, Angelo  Search this
Speight, Francis  Search this
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Weidner, Marilyn Kemp  Search this
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
United States  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12252
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212536
AAA_collcode_weidne89
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212536

Oral history interview with Raymond Steth, 1990 April 28

Interviewee:
Steth, Raymond, 1917-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Kline, Marge  Search this
Subject:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Philographic School of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American printmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11475
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213643
AAA_collcode_steth90
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213643

Backstage

Graphic artist:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Carborundum (TM)
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Carborundum
ID Number:
GA.17589
Catalog number:
17589
Accession number:
159,237
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-d0de-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_783116

Liftin' the Net

Graphic artist:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Aquatint
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Aquatint
ID Number:
GA.17592
Catalog number:
17592
Accession number:
159,237
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-d0df-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_783117

“Ebony Joe”

Graphic artist:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Physical Description:
lithograph (overall production method/technique)
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Lithograph
Other Terms:
Print; Graphics; Planographic; Lithograph
Date made:
1939
ID Number:
GA.17590
Catalog number:
17590
Accession number:
159,237
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-b329-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_785571

Charlot

Graphic artist:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 27.7 cm x 17.6 cm; 10 7/8 in x 6 15/16 in
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Carborundum (TM)
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Mezzotint
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
circa 1938-39
ID Number:
GA.17591
Catalog number:
17591
Accession number:
159,237
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-f262-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_790012

plate, printing

Graphic artist:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, copper (overall material)
Object Name:
Plate
plate, printing
Object Type:
Carborundum (TM)
Engraving
Other Terms:
Plate; Carborundum
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
circa 1940
Credit Line:
Edna V. Thrash
ID Number:
GA.23050
Catalog number:
23050
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-337a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_805664

Dox Thrash autobiography, circa 1960

Creator:
Thrash, Dox, 1893-1965  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10440
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213844
AAA_collcode_thradox
Theme:
African American
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213844

Hugh Mesibov interview, 1990 June 23

Creator:
Mesibov, Hugh, 1916-2016  Search this
Shopes, Linda  Search this
Subject:
Curran, Mary  Search this
Gallagher, Michael J.  Search this
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  Search this
Graphic Sketch Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Artists' Union (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10365
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213683
AAA_collcode_mesihugh
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213683

Sam Brown [videorecording] / [produced by] the National Archives ; interviewer, Shawn Aubitz, 1985

Creator:
Brown, Samuel Joseph, 1907-1994  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Aubitz, Shawn  Search this
United States  Search this
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10823
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214565
AAA_collcode_browsamu
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214565

Sam Brown [videorecording] / [produced by] the National Archives ; interviewer, Shawn Aubitz

Creator:
Brown, Samuel Joseph, 1907-1994  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Thrash, Dox, 1892-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Aubitz, Shawn  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassette (videocassette (120 min), sd., col., 1/2 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videocassettes
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
1985
Scope and Contents:
An interview with painter Samuel Brown conducted by Shawn Aubitz of the National Archives, for an exhibition on the Work Projects Administration in Philadelphia. Brown discusses his work on the WPA; materials and techniques; some of his paintings, including "The Scrubwoman," and "The Lynching"; sharing a studio with Dox Thrash; and a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Joseph Brown (1907-1994) was an African American painter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is thought to be the first African American artist hired by the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) and later worked for the Works Projects Administration (WPA) in Philadelphia as both a painter and a printmaker.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Philadelphia, Pa. : National Archives - Philadelphia Branch, 1985.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Samuel J. Brown, through the National Archives, as part of AAA's Philadelphia Art Documentation Project.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.browsamu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browsamu

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