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Isabel Lydia Whitney papers, 1832-1973

Creator:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia, 1884-1962  Search this
Whitney, Isabel Lydia, 1884-1962  Search this
Subject:
Simmons, Dawn Langley  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Texile design -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5794
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208633
AAA_collcode_whitisab
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208633

Isabel Lydia Whitney papers

Creator:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia, 1884-1962  Search this
Names:
Simmons, Dawn Langley  Search this
Extent:
37 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1832-1973
Scope and Contents:
2 notebooks, one labeled "Paintings/Watercolor/Landscapes" (79 pages) and the other "Decoration/Fresco/Drawings/Misc./Oils" (129 pages) containing titles and descriptions of works completed; lists of works exhibited at the Society of Independent Artists, 1917-1941; 3 exhibition catalogs and announcements, undated, 1963-1964; 2 scrapbooks containing correspondence and articles associated with Ms. Whitney; 1 album of 34 photographs of Ms. Whitney from infancy to young adulthood, of her family and friends, and of her murals; 2 samples of floral fabric designs and 1 sample of wallpaper designed for Katzenbach & Warren, Inc.
3 watercolor studies for murals; 1 pen and ink drawing of the trademark for Whitney Work Stop Motion Silk; 18 photographs of Ms. Whitney, her family, and works of art; and 3 letters from Dawn Langley Simmons to Robert Coggins regarding Ms. Whitney's paintings, 1972-1973.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter. Known as the first woman fresco painter in America. Studied at Pratt Institute. Using Cennino Cennini's fifteenth century book on fresco painting as a guide, Ms. Whitney devised her own fresco formulas that could better endure the harsh New York climate. Her career as a fresco painter ended, however, after a crippling fall but she was to continue to work in watercolors and oils. Ms. Whitney also decorated homes of the famous, restored old houses, and designed wallpaper (including restoration of the Williamsburg prints). She exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum, Fifteen Gallery, Pen & Brush Club, and others.
Ms. Whitney is a direct descendant of William Penn and Eli Whitney.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1985 by Robert P. Coggins.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Textile designers -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Texile design -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.whitisab
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitisab

Bridge of Delight, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 54.16
Topic:
Cityscape--Street  Search this
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681266
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388167

Grace Court, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 54.17
Topic:
Cityscape--Street  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681267
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388168

The Emerald Tower, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 54.18
Topic:
Cityscape--Street  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681268
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388169

The Penny Bridge, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 54.19
Topic:
Cityscape--Street  Search this
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681269
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388170

The Blue Press, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 54.20
Topic:
Cityscape--Street  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681270
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388171

Pilgrim's Moon, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 54.21
Topic:
Cityscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Cityscape--Time--Night  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681271
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388172

Ninevah, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 54.22
Topic:
Cityscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681272
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388173

Smoke in the Harbor, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 54.23
Topic:
Cityscape  Search this
Waterscape--Harbor  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681273
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388174

Sailor's Leave, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 54.24
Topic:
Cityscape--Street  Search this
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681274
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388175

New Skyline, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 54.25
Topic:
Cityscape--Street  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681275
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388176

The Old Terrace Fountain, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 54.26
Topic:
Architecture--Monument--Fountain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681276
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388177

Flowers, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor over pencil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 23.68
Date:
Ca. 1917-1923
Topic:
Still Life--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681406
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388985

Flowers, (painting)

Painter:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia 1884-1962  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 23.69
Date:
Ca. 1917-1923
Topic:
Still Life--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681407
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_388986

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