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Naomi Brotherton papers

Creator:
Brotherton, Naomi  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Items (linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1981
Scope and Contents:
A resume; correspondence with art organizations and institutions; a book by Brotherton, VARIATIONS IN WATERCOLOR; price lists for works of art; photographs of Brotherton and her work; certificates and awards; a scrapbook, 1967-1968; exhibition catalogs; announcements; invitations; and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Watercolorist; Dallas, Tex.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming and portions donated 1982 by Naomi Brotherton.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
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:
Watercolorists -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.brotnaom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Romaine Brooks papers

Creator:
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Names:
Acten, Harold  Search this
Barney, Natalie Clifford  Search this
Bizardel, Yvon  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Castelnou, Jean-Pierre  Search this
Dreyfus-Barney, Laura  Search this
Gauthier-Villars, Louis  Search this
Lahovary, Janine  Search this
Mac'Avoy, Edouard, 1905-  Search this
Mariano, Nicky  Search this
McClelland, Donald  Search this
Noailles, Charles, vicomte de  Search this
Strozzi, Uberto  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Poems
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Diaries
Notes
Interviews
Date:
1910-1973
Summary:
The papers of painter Romaine Brooks measure 3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1973. Found are biographical sketches, correspondence, seven journals, writings and notes, printed materials, a scrapbook, and photographs. Most of the materials focus on Brooks' later life while living in Paris and Nice, France and Fiesole, Italy and make little reference to her paintings and portraits.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of painter Romaine Brooks measure 3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1973. Found are biographical sketches, correspondence, seven journals, writings and notes, printed materials, a scrapbook, and photographs. Most of the materials focus on Brooks' later life while living in Paris and Nice, France and Fiesole, Italy and make little reference to her paintings and portraits.

Biographical information includes biographical sketches and a sound recording of an interview of Brooks.

Personal business records consists of one receipt, in French, for an item purchased by Brooks.

Correspondence is scattered and the bulk of it dates from 1950-1969. About half of the correspondence is in French and includes only a few of Romaine's replies. Notable correspondents include Harold Acten, Laura Barney, Yvon Bizardel, Adelyn Breeskin, Jean-Pierre Castelnau, Louis Gauthier-Villars, Janine Lahovary, Edouard MacAvoy, Nicky Mariano, Donald McClelland, Charles de Noailles, David Scott, Alan Searle, and Uberto Strozzi. Letters make little reference to Brooks's paintings, however some discuss her health and relationship with Natalie Barney. Also found is a small amount of Natalie Barney's personal correspondence dating from 1924-1968.

Writings and notes includes seven handwritten journal notebooks which contain Romaine's thoughts, quotes from poetry and literature, references to museums and works of art throughout Europe, and drafts of letters. Also found is a manuscript of No Pleasant Memories, Brooks's autobiography, and A War Interlude, a book she wrote describing her life in Italy during World War II.

Printed material includes a copy of Natalie Barney's poetry, a poem by Brooks, a large-format copy of Gabriele D'Anunzio's poem Sur Une Image de la France Croisse Piente Par Romaine Brooks; magazines and exhibition catalogs concerning Brooks' art; clippings; and a nameplate for Eyre de Lanux, one of Barney's lovers.

There is one scrapbook which includes newsclippings, the majority of which are in French, concerning Brooks and her artwork from 1910 to 1931.

Photographs are of Brooks, of Brooks in her studio surrounded by her art; prints of photos of Brooks's mother and family; photographs of works of art including a photo of Brooks's portrait on John Cocteau hanging in the Louvre. Notable photographers include Carl Van Vecten and Perou.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1967-1968 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Personal Business Records, 1967 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1924-1969, bulk 1950-1969 (Boxes 1-3; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1930s-1959 (Boxes 3-4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1910-1973 (Boxes 4-6; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1910-1931 (Box 6; 1 folder)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1910-1970s (Box 5-6, OV7-8; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Romaine Brooks (1874-1970) was a wealthy portrait painter who lived abroad for most of her life in Paris, and Nice, France, and Fiesole, Italy.

Beatrice Romaine Goddard was born in Rome, Italy on May 1, 1874 to Ella Waterman and Major Henry Goddard. Although born into wealth and privilage, Romaine did not have a happy childhood. Her mother was abusive to her, but doted on her mentally ill brother. Brooks' mother arranged for her to live with a poor family in a New York City tenement in exchange for meager payments, which were later stopped, while her brother and sister stayed with their mother. Later, she was sent to boarding school.

Eventually, Brooks left for Europe and took voice lessons and studied art in France and Italy. Her brother died in 1901 and her mother became physically ill. Brooks returned to the United States to tend to her mother who died less than a year after her son's death. Upon her mother's death, Brooks and her sister became heiress' to their grandfather, Issac S. Waterman Jr's substantial fortune. Brooks then began to lead a life of wealth and travel.

In 1903, Brooks married a friend, John Ellingham Brooks who was a homosexual. Brooks was bisexual, although according to her biographer Meryl Secrest she may have just enjoyed the companionship of living with someone. They lived together for a year until she left when he disapproved of her public androgynous style of dress.

Romaine first traveled to London and then returned to Paris, where she lived in the 16th arrondissement. She engaged in an elite social life and painted many of the friends in her circle. Brooks chose to paint portraits in a gray color palette, depicting many women in male dress. The somber nearly colorless palette and cross-dress of the sitter gave the paintings an androgynous look. One of her most notable paintings was her own self-portrait that represented this style. Inspired by James McNeill Whistler, Romaine largely ignored the Cubist and Fauvist movements.

In 1909, she met Gabriele D'Annunzio and engaged in a love affair. Among her other lovers are Ida Rubinstein, the Princess de Polignac, and the American writer, Natalie Barney. Natalie and Romaine were involved for fifty years, despite Barney's various affairs and other lovers. They shared a home with two separate wings, which allowed Brooks to be by herslf while Barney entertained friends.

In the 1930s, Brooks abandoned painting and created line drawings, which were featured in Bizarre magazine. After 1935, however, Brooks largely stopped being an active artist. She wrote her autobiography in the 1930s, No Pleasant Memories, as well as an account of her time spent in Italy.

During World War II, Brooks and Barney fled to Italy, where Brooks remained after the war ended. Her later life was marked with self-imposed isolation, even refusing to see Barney during her visits. Romaine Brooks died in 1970 in Nice, France.

After her death, Adelyn Breeskin curated an exhibit of her works at the National Collection of Fine Arts (1971) in Washington, D.C., and at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1971).
Provenance:
The Romaine Brooks papers were donated by Meryle Secrest, Brooks's biographer, in 1999. Secrest received the letters and notebooks directly from Brooks's estate and compiled the remainder. Additional papers were transfered from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art via the Smithsonian Institution Archives in 1986.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Portrait painters -- France  Search this
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Poems
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Diaries
Notes
Interviews
Citation:
Romaine Brooks papers, 1910-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brooroma
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Fritzi Brod papers

Creator:
Brod, F. (Fritzi), 1900-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1977
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, clippings, books and exhibition catalogs documenting Fritzi Brod's career and the Chicago art scene from the early 1920s to the early 1950s.
Reel 376: A career resume, 22 photographs of Brod's works and the cover and title page of A CHILD'S BOOK OF BIRDS by W. J. Beecher (Brod, Platt & Munk: New York, 1951), illustrated by Brod. The remainder of this book and Brod's DECORATIVE DESIGN (Brod, Platt & Munk: New York, 1958) have not been microfilmed.
Reel 4190: A scrapbook of clippings (1932-1952, 1967, 1977) on Brod, her activities, and the Chicago art scene, exhibition announcements (1932-1967), five exhibition catalogs (1938-1977) and a 1944 press release on Brod's watercolor exhibition at the Norlyst Gallery.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lithographer, writer, and illustrator. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Brod came to Chicago in 1924 after studying art in Prague and Vienna. Already an accomplished designer of textiles in the "modern manner", she continued her work with Raymond Katz in his "Little Gallery". Brod's work was critically acclaimed at Chicago's first outdoor art fair in 1932, and she was featured in C. J. Bulliet's column, "Artists of Chicago" in 1936. Brod died in 1952.
Provenance:
Donor Oswald Brod was married to Fritzi Brod. His second wife, Rose Brod, also donated materials to the collection.
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:
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Illustrators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Lithographers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Textile designers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Authors -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.brodf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brodf

María Brito sketchbooks

Creator:
Brito, Maria, 1947-  Search this
Names:
Brito, Maria, 1947- -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Search this
Extent:
4 Volumes ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Date:
1980-1993
Scope and Contents:
Four sketchbooks, 1980-1983, 1983-1989, 1989-1993, and undated, containing drawings and notes.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Miami, Fla. Born in Havana, Cuba.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1996 by María Brito.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Installation artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Topic:
Artists' preparatory studies  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.britmari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-britmari

Oral history interview with María Brito

Interviewee:
Brito, Maria, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Extent:
115 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1997 October 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Cuban born sculptor María Brito conducted 1997 October 25, by Juan A. Martínez, in Brito's home/studio, Miami, Florida, for the Archives of American Art.
Brito speaks of her birthplace, Havana, Cuba, and her early art education at the Edison School; her travels to Miami as part of the Peter Pan Project in 1961; her art studies at the Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Miami. She also comments on the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MOCHA) in New York, The Decade Show, her first exhibition in Miami at Gallery 24 in 1980, and other exhibitions.
Biographical / Historical:
María Brito (1947-) is a sculptor from Miami, Florida. Born in Havana, Cuba.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Installation artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.brito97
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brito97

Wilanna Bristow papers

Creator:
Bristow, Wilanna  Search this
Extent:
29 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1983
Scope and Contents:
A resume; 15 magazine and newspaper clippings; 4 exhibition invitations and announcements; and 9 photographs of Bristow's embroidery and applique designs.
Biographical / Historical:
Textile designer; San Antonio, Tex.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Wilanna Bristow.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
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:
Textile designers -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.briswila
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-briswila

Oral history interview with Cynthia Bringle

Interviewee:
Bringle, Cynthia, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
Alfred University -- Students  Search this
Anderson Ranch  Search this
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Students  Search this
Penland School of Handicrafts  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Ford, Bonnie Willis, 1907-1976  Search this
Kariher, Hunter  Search this
Morgan, Lucy, 1889-1981  Search this
Stanford, Joy  Search this
Stanford, Verne  Search this
Extent:
51 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1992 January 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Cynthia Bringle conducted 1992 January 22, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Bringle discusses her childhood and education in Memphis, Tennessee; her admiration for Memphis artist Dorothy Sturm; meeting Francis Merritt, the director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and his assistant William (Bill) Brown; attending Haystack in Liberty, Maine in 1960 as a scholarship student; her graduate studies in ceramics at Alfred University; attending a Shoji Hamada workshop in Seattle in 1963; building the first gas kiln at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina; teaching at Penland; establishing a pottery studio in Tennessee; Brown's management style as the director of Penland from 1962 to 1983, and conflicts with the Board of Trustees that led to his resignation; Verne Stanford's tenure as director of Penland from 1984 to 1989; Hunter Kariher's role as the director of Penland after Stanford's resignation; and Penland in comparison with other craft schools including Haystack, Arrowmont, and Anderson Ranch. She recalls Lucy Morgan (the founder of Penland), Bonnie Ford (Penland administrator), Jane Brown, Joy Stanford, Harvey Littleton, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Cynthia Bringle (1939- ) is a potter, in Penland, N.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 20 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- North Carolina -- Penland  Search this
Art school directors -- North Carolina  Search this
Educators -- North Carolina  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.bringl92
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bringl92

Berta N. Briggs papers

Creator:
Briggs, Berta N. (Berta Nabersberg), 1884-1976  Search this
Names:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1908-1976
Summary:
The papers of painter, writer and educator Berta N. Briggs measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1908-1976. Found within the papers are biographical material, scattered letters primarily discussing her activities with various arts organizations, notes and writings, artwork including sketchbooks and drawings, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs primarily of her artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, writer and educator Berta N. Briggs measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1908-1976. Found in the collection are biographical material such as curriculum vitae and awards, and scattered letters primarily discussing Briggs's activities with various arts organizations. Notes and writings include notebooks for Briggs's two books Charles Willson Peale: Artist and Patriot (1952) and To the Shores of Tripoli (1955). The papers also contain artwork by Briggs including sketchbooks and drawings of birds, scrapbooks and printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, and photographs of Briggs's artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection has been arranged as 7 series. Documents within each series are arranged chronologically.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1932-1975 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1932-1961 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 3: Notes and Writings, 1950-1954 (Box 1; 19 folders)

Series 4: Artwork, 1931-1942 (Boxes 1-2; 6 folders)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1908-1968 (Boxes 1-2; 7 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1932-1976 (Box 1; 12 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1929-1943 (Boxes 1-2; 4 folders)
Biographical Note:
Berta N. Briggs (née Nabersberg) was born June 5, 1884 in St. Paul, Minnesota, daughter of John William and Rosina (Reinfrank) Nabersberg. After her graduation from Central High School, she moved to New York to study art at the Art Students League under Kenyon Cox, at the Pratt Institute under Ralph Johannot, and at the Teachers College of Columbia University under Arthur W. Dow.

Upon her return to St. Paul in 1905, Briggs was appointed the first Supervisor of Handicrafts in the public schools, a position she held for three years. From 1908-1911, she organized and directed the Department of Crafts at the St. Paul Institute School of Art and taught woodblock printing, leather work, metal work, and pottery. During these years, she attended the summer school of the Minneapolis Handicraft Guild, working under Ernest Batchelder and Bertha Lum.

In 1911, Briggs moved to New York to become the head of the art department in the Charlton School, a private school for girls, where she taught art and lectured on the history of art and architecture for two years. On June 18, 1913, she married William Harlowe Briggs, an editorial executive for Harper Brothers publishers.

From 1918 to 1928, Berta Briggs lectured on the history of art at Miss Chandor's School for girls in New York. With nine other craft workers, she founded an outlet for craftwork, the Noank Studio Guild.

In 1928, Briggs began to paint landscapes and specialized in paintings birds. From 1930 to 1932, she was President of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. She was Vice-President of the Society of Woman Geographers from 1939 to 1942, and was a member of the National Association of Women Artists.

Briggs's book Charles Willson Peale, Artist and Patriot was published in 1952, followed by To the Shores of Tripoli, published in 1955.

Berta N. Briggs died November 12, 1976 in New York City.
Provenance:
The Berta N. Briggs papers were donated in 1977 by Mrs. Malcolm Fooshee, Briggs's niece.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Berta N. Briggs papers, 1908-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brigbert
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Archives of American Art
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National Association of Women Artists Award Medal

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Berta N. (Berta Nabersberg), 1884-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Berta N. Briggs papers, 1908-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Berta N. Briggs papers
Berta N. Briggs papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-brigbert-ref14

National Association of Women Artists Award Certificate

Collection Creator:
Briggs, Berta N. (Berta Nabersberg), 1884-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Berta N. Briggs papers, 1908-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Berta N. Briggs papers
Berta N. Briggs papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-brigbert-ref15

Anne Brigadier papers

Creator:
Brigadier, Anne, 1908-1998  Search this
Extent:
45 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1974
Scope and Contents:
Thirteen letters, a curriculum vitae, two photographs of Brigadier and two of her work, the original manuscript and a published copy of her book COLLAGE--A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR ARTISTS, 23 exhibition catalogues, and two clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lecturer, and writer (New York City).
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Anne Brigadier.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Collagists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.briganne
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-briganne

Lilian Bridgman papers

Creator:
Bridgman, Lilian, 1866-1948  Search this
Extent:
0.24 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Date:
circa 1860-circa 1983
bulk circa 1885-circa 1940s
Summary:
The papers of California architect, Lilian Bridgman, measure 0.24 linear feet and date from circa 1860 to circa 1983, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1885 to circa 1940s. The collection provides scattered documentation of Bridgman's life including records of her certification as an architect, personal stationery, a booklet about her written by her niece, photographs of Bridgman, and two glass plate negatives of her in the studio.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of California architect, Lilian Bridgman, measure 0.24 linear feet and date from circa 1860 to circa 1983, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1885 to circa 1940s. The collection provides scattered documentation of Bridgman's life including records of her certification as an architect, personal stationery, a booklet about her written by her niece, photographs of Bridgman, and two glass plate negatives of her in the studio.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Lilian Bridgman Papers, circa 1860-circa 1983 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1, MGP2)
Biographical / Historical:
Kansas-born architect and designer Lilian Bridgman (1866-1948), designed houses in Berkeley, California, during the Arts and Crafts movement and contributed significantly to the area's architectural heritage.

Bridgman gained a master's degree in science and taught physics and chemistry in high schools and junior colleges in California, before enrolling at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1912 to study drawing and architecture. She was licensed as an architect by the State of California in 1915 and subsequently designed more than fifteen homes in and around Berkeley. Bridgman was influenced by her mentor, Bernard Maybeck, and embraced the Arts and Crafts style which was at it's peak during her career.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1994 by Alan W. Ford, owner from circa 1987-1994 of a house designed by Bridgman.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
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:
Architects -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Designers -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women architects  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Glass negatives
Citation:
Lilian Bridgman papers, circa 1860-circa 1983, bulk circa 1885-circa 1940s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bridlili
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Lilian Bridgman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bridlili
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Bettina Brendel papers

Creator:
Brendel, Bettina  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
0.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1952-1977
Scope and Contents:
A résumé; exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs and printed material. Included are a book of poems WHENEVER IN THE WORLD, by Brendel, 1977; photographs of her paintings and two photographs of Brendel [ca. 1950- 1960]; draft of an essay by Dr. John Marburger for Brendel catalog, copy of the catalog, Bettina Brendel: Paintings 1970-1982.
ADDITION Scrapbook, newspaper and magazine reviews, exhibition announcements, catalogs and awards.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and lecturer; Los Angeles, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1981-2003 by Bettina Brendel.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Educators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.brenbett
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brenbett

Oral history interview with Bettina Brendel

Interviewee:
Brendel, Bettina  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
44 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 August 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Bettina Brendel conducted August 23, 2001, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Brendel's home/studio.
Brendel discusses her family, her education and art, travels and residences, as well as her interest in science and physics. She recalls Erik Hatmann, John Anthony Waites, Lorser Feitelson, Helen Lundeberg, Oskar and Elfriede Fischinger, Jules Engel, Leonard Edmundson, Elaine de Kooning, Richard Feynman, and John McLaughlin.
Biographical / Historical:
Bettina Brendel (1922-) is a painter from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 3 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators. Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Educators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.brende01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brende01

Anna Richards Brewster papers

Creator:
Brewster, Anna Richards, 1870-1952  Search this
Names:
Brewster, W. T. (William Tenney), 1869-1961  Search this
Richards, Anna M. (Anna Matlock)  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1887-1964
Scope and Contents:
Certificates, letters, legal material, writings, sketchbooks, art works, photographs, printed material, and a scrapbook.
REEL 3796: A scholarship certificate for Cowles Arts School, 1888; a certificate for the National Academy of Design's Dodge Prize, 1890; 7 letters from Brewster's father William Trost Richards, in which he discusses his lodgings in Germany, Anna's paintings, the publication of A NEW ALICE IN WONDERLAND, illustrated by Brewster and written by her mother Anna Matlock Richards, and other matters; letters from Brewster's brothers and husband William; writings by Brewster; a book of poems by Anna Matlock Richards[?], and a book of poetry, LETTER AND SPIRIT: DRAMATIC SONNETS OF INWARD LIFE by Richards, illustrated by Brewster, published by George Allen, 1898 (57 p.); 3 poems by William Brewster;
sketchbooks, undated, one of which contains a photograph of a young woman; 19 pencil and ink illustration sketches; an etching of a stone gate; reproductions of Brewster's art work for A NEW ALICE IN THE OLD WONDERLAND and for miscellaneous greeting cards; clippings; THE HILLS OF MATUNUCK AND THE OLD POST ROAD by Carder H. Whaley, 1964; a photograph of Brewster; and 2 photographs of William T. Brewster.
Also included is a 7-page book LETTER AND SPIRIT: DRAMATIC SONNETS OF INWARD LIFE by Anna Matlock Richards, illustrated by Anna Richards Brewster (1898).
UNMICROFILMED: Marriage certificate, 1905; a passport affidavit, 1918; and a certificate of commendation from the French government, 1920; legal material concerning William Tenney Brewster, including a will, cremation certificate, estate papers, and copyright certificates, 1954-1961; correspondence with Brewster's father William Trost Richards, her husband William, William's brother Edwin, and other family members, 1887-1919; and fourteen letters concerning art related matters, including 3 thank you notes from Dwight Eisenhower (1919-1959); lists of recipients of Brewster's books; reviews of the William Trost Richards memorial exhibition;
8 clippings, 1955-1961; a scrapbook LIBER POKERI created for Brewster by her brother Herbert and her husband containing a drawing and clippings about poker; and a photograph album of Herbert Richards Brewster, 1906-1910.
Biographical / Historical:
Illustrator, painter, writer; New York and Pennsylvania. Collaborated as an illustrator with her mother, poet and author Anna Matlock Richards. Brewster's father, William Trost Richards, was a well-known marine painter. Her brother Theodore William Richards was a professor of chemistry at Harvard and a Nobel Prize winner, and another brother, Herbert Maule Richards, was a professor of botany at Barnard College, Columbia University. Brewster lived nine years in London.
Provenance:
Material on reel 3796 donated 1985 by Susan Brewster McClatchy, Brewster's grandniece except for fr. 5-75, which were returned to McClatchy. Donor of the 1986 gift, Martha Santiago, is the aunt of Susan Brewster McClatchy.
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:
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Authors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Marine painting, American  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.brewanna
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brewanna

Mirella Bentivoglio correspondence relating to Ben Shahn

Creator:
Bentivoglio, Mirella, 1922-  Search this
Names:
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Extent:
24 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1962
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence tied with research in preparation for Bentivoglio's book on Shahn. Includes two letters from Edith Gregor Halpert of the Downtown Gallery. Also includes one copy photograph of Shahn's photo "The accordion player" and a printed flier for "A treasury of Yiddish stories" (a book with illustrations by Shahn).
Biographical / Historical:
Mirella Bentivoglio (b. 1922) is an Italian sculptor, book artist, and performance artist.
Provenance:
Donated by Frances Pohl, a friend of Bentivoglio's, in 1992.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Italy  Search this
Book artists -- Italy  Search this
Performance artists -- Italy  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bentmire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bentmire

Johnson family letters

Creator:
Bellamy, Anna Muirson Johnson, 1839-1922  Search this
Names:
Johnson, Katharine Livingston Bayard, 1845-1906  Search this
Johnson, William Woolsey, 1841-1927  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (8 items on partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
circa 1897-1900
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Johnson family letters contain letters to Anna Muirson Bellamy from her sister, Katharine Livingston Bayard Johnson, a Boston-born painter who long resided in France. Also included is one letter from Bellamy's brother, William Woolsey Johnson, a mathematician and textbook author.
Biographical / Historical:
Anna Muirson Johnson Bellamy (1839-1922) was the sister of artist Katharine Livingston Bayard Johnson and mathematician William Woolsey Johnson (1841-1927).

Katharine Livingston Bayard Johnson (1845-1906) was a painter in Paris, France. Born in the Massachusetts, Johnson lived in Europe for most of her life.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilmed Katharine Livingston Bayard Johnson papers, 1830-1976. Yale University Manuscripts and Archives holds the Johnson family papers, 1631-2010.
Provenance:
The lender, Robert Bayard Severy, is Bellamy's great-grandson.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bellanna
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bellanna

Linda Nochlin Consider the Difference: American Women Artists

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2009-11-19T07:01:26.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_PYRnH-DmO7E

Clarice Smith Virtual Lecture Series: Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora)

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-10-29T22:30:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_CLz4zlQOxIs

“Hearts of Our People” Curator and Artist Conversation

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-10-01T17:00:10.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_D2drTA_6u6Q

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