Biographical material (1878-1945), letters (1883-1928), business records (1898-1909), art works (1885-1887), scrapbooks (1885-1982), printed material (1884-1978), and photographs (1866-1974) document the career of painter and instructor Frank Vincent DuMond.
Biographical materials include a biographical account and a history of the DuMond family, 2 resumes and a graduation certificate. Correspondents include DuMond, his wife Helen Savier, his parents, various family members and friends and colleagues. Three letters, one from Reginald Marsh, discuss the murals created for the Hotel des Artistes. A 1917 letter from Frederic Clay Bartlett requests a letter of recommendation to the Century Club. Several letters (1887) from painter S. Jessie West discuss her thoughts and work.
Among the printed materials are clippings and obituaries, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and reproductions of DuMond's artworks. Art works include 9 sketches, 44 drawings and two sketchbooks, as well as a sketchbook kept by Helen Savier [Dumond], while she was a student at the Art Students League in 1893. Photographs show DuMond and his wife, family, friends, art classes, his works and the site of DuMond's murals at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. Colleagues pictured include Lewis Cohen, Robert Beverly Hale, Stewart Klonis, Willard Leroy Metcalf, and Kenneth Hayes Miller. Twenty-two of the artists in a group photograph autographed the mat.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Vincent DuMond (1865-1951) was a portrait and landscape painter from New York, N.Y. DuMond was born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1865. He studied at the Art Students League from 1884 to 1888 under William Sartain and Carroll Beckwith, and at the Academie Julian in Paris from 1889 to 1891 under Jules Lefebvre, Benjamin Constant and Boulanger. Upon returning to New York, DuMond became an illustrator for Harper's Weekly and Century magazines from 1885-1892. He was an instructor at the Art Students League from 1892-1951.
Materials were loaned or given 1970-1984 by DuMond's daughter, Elisabeth DuMond Perry. Additional material was donated in 2005 by Robert Hubbard, who received them from his father-in-law Harry Condon, the caretaker for the Frank Dumond.
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Correspondence with dealers, artists, museums, publishers, photography studios, and others regarding art purchases, loans, and Shaw's collection; and 16 v. of scrapbooks containing photographs, letters, and biographical information on artists. Much of the correspondence with artists relates to Shaw's requests for the information which was then used in the scrapbooks. Also included is one volume compiled in 1947 outlining the contents of the scrapbooks.
REELS 1124-1125: 16 vol. of scrapbooks, 1864-1930, relating to artists represented in Shaw's collection, containing letters, many from artists, photographs of artists and their work, biographical data, clippings and articles, and comments on their work; and 1 v., "Notes: Edwin C. Shaw Collection of Paintings," compiled in 1947, and annotated "Used at Women's Art League Meeting at Miss Shaw's in 1947 by Mrs. [Jane S.] Barnhardt, who compiled it, and then given to the Art Institute Library," containing an outline of the contents of the 16 v. of scrapbooks.
Artists represented in the scrapbooks include J. Carroll Beckwith, Frank W. Benson, Ralph Blakelock, Emil Carlsen, William Merritt Chase, Timothy Cole, Elliott Daingerfield, Cyrus B. Dallin, Charles Davis, Warren Davis, Gleb Derujinsky, Charles M. Dewey, Thomas W. Dewing, Paul Dougherty, Frank Duveneck, Charles Eaton, Frederick Frieseke, George Fuller, Lillian Genth, Childe Hassam, Charles Hawthorne, William Morris Hunt, George Inness, John Johansen, Isidore Konti, John La Farge, William Lathrop, Frederick MacMonnies, Hermon A. MacNeil, Willard Metcalf, Herman Dudley Murphy, J. Francis Murphy, A. Phimister Proctor, Henry Ward Ranger, William Ritschel, Felix Russmann, Albert P. Ryder, Eugenie F. Shonnard, Lars Gustaf Sellstedt, Elliot Torrey, Dwight Tryon, Helen M. Turner, John Twachtman, Elihu Vedder, Bessie P. Vonnoh, Robert Vonnoh, Horatio Walker, J. Alden Weir, Frederick Ballard Williams, Henry Wolf and "The Ten."
REEL 4597: Correspondence, ca. 1916-1941, concerning art acquisitions with dealers Erwin S. Barrie of Grand Central Art Galleries; Thomas Whipple Dunbar; Frederic Newlin Price and T.H. Russell of Ferargil Galleries; W. Frank Purdy of the Gorham Co. Dept. of Sculpture and later the School of American Sculpture; D.H. Hatfield of Hatfield & Clark; Thomas Gerrity of M. Knoedler & Co.; Robert Macbeth, Robert McIntyre and Henry Miller of the Macbeth Gallery; Albert Milch of E.& A. Milch, Inc.; Newman Montross of Montross Gallery; J.E. Batts of the Thurber Art Galleries; Robert C. Vose of R.C. & N.M. Vose and Vose Galleries, and their frame shop, Carrig-Rohane; Howard Young of Howard Young Galleries; and J.W. Young; correspondence with artists and/or their families requesting the artist's portrait, biographical information and background, including letters from Elliot Daingerfield, Charles Dewey, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, John C. Johansen, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Hervey W. Minns, Hermann Dudley Murphy, A.P. Proctor, Eugenie Shonnard, Elliot Torrey, Dwight W. Tryon, Helen M. Turner, and Horatio Walker, and the families of J. Carroll Beckwith, George Inness, Lars Gustaf Sellstedt, John Henry Twachtman and J. Alden Weir; correspondence with the Dayton Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art regarding works lent for exhibition; with publisher Frederic Fairchild Sherman; with photography studios; and other miscellaneous correspondence.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; Akron, Ohio. Shaw, a BF Goodrich executive and avid collector of post-Civil War American art, was one of the founders of the Akron Art Institute, now the Akron Art Museum.
Lent for microfilming 1976 and 1992 by the Akron Art Museum. Shaw bequethed his art collection and papers to the Museum, then named the Akron Art Institute.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.