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Ruth Cobb papers

Creator:
Cobb, Ruth, 1914-2008  Search this
Extent:
310 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1971
Scope and Contents:
Business correspondence; awards; photographs of Ruth Cobb and her work; exhibition catalogs and other exhibtion material; reproductions; and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Newton Centre, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1971 by Mrs. Ruth Cobb Kupferman.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.cobbruth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cobbruth

Eleanor Arnold Clark papers

Creator:
Clark, Eleanor Arnold, 1911-  Search this
Names:
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Jacquemon, Pierre, 1935-  Search this
Extent:
330 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1937-1978
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; correspondence, 1937-1957, with Pierre Jacquemon and others; an illustrated notebook; lists of works of art with disposition information; a scrapbook containing two letters from Hans Hofmann, 1936 and 1956, and printed material; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings and printed material; and photographs of Clark in her studio and with others, and of her works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1980 by Eleanor A. Clark.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Women artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.clarelea
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clarelea

Margaret Fitzhugh Browne papers

Creator:
Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh, 1884-1972  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1904-1960]
Scope and Contents:
Notes and writings, photographs, and printed material.
REEL 2787: 3 genealogies of Browne and her ancestors John Fenno and Daniel Maynadier, notes describing Browne's birthplace; a poem "The Flight of the Eagle" by Cordelia Brooks Fenno; and a photograph of the house (south view) of the house in which Browne was born.
REEL 4306: Three photographs of Browne and one of the house (front view), photographs of works of art, including 2 self-portraits, 33 undated portraits, 68 portraits executed between 1918-1960, and 16 others works; printed reproductions of works.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter; Boston, Mass. Browne studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, and with Frank Benson and Joseph De Camp. She began her career as a portrait painter in 1910, was the art editor for the BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT from 1919-1920, and was a member of the Grand Central Galleries, New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1975 and 1982 by Emily Wainwright Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh Browne's sister.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.browmarg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browmarg

Nelly Littlehale Murphy papers

Creator:
Murphy, Nelly Littlehale  Search this
Names:
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1846-1945
Scope and Contents:
Clippings, exhibition catalogs, and photographs documenting Murphy's work as a painter and illustrator in the Massachusetts area. The clippings are comprised of reviews for Nelly Murphy and her husband, painter Hermann Dudley Murphy, and his 1945 obituary. The exhibtion catalogs, many of them illustrated, range from 1846 (National Academy of Design catalog inscribed to Murphy) to 1942 (her memorial exhibition). Photographs depict paintings and Murphy and her husband. Other materials consist of an original pencil sketch, 4 reproductions, a 4 page inventory of her paintings, a 1941 letter inventorying her work, and a short original essay entitled "The Land That Never Was".
Biographical / Historical:
Born 1867, died ca. 1942. Painter, illustrator, and etcher, noted for her watercolor paintings of landscapes and flowers. Lived and exhibited in the Massachusetts area. Nellie Littlehale married Herman Daniel Umbstaetter in 1893. In 1916, she married again, to painter Hermann Dudley Murphy.
Provenance:
The donors, Alexander B. Samoiloff and Dudley D. B. Samoiloff, are the sons of Nelly Littlehale Murphy's stepdaughter, Caroline Bowles Murphy Samoiloff.
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:
Watercolorists  Search this
Landscape painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Watercolor painting -- Massachusetts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.murpnell
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-murpnell

Aimée Lamb papers

Creator:
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Names:
James, William, 1882-1961  Search this
Lamb, Horace  Search this
Thaxter, Celia, 1835-1894  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1888-1991
Scope and Contents:
Sketchbooks and sketches, photographs, letters, price lists, a scrapbook, and printed material relating primarily to Lamb's exhibitions.
The ca. 25 letters to Lamb, 1921-1976, are mainly from friends regarding her exhibitions. Also included are letters from Celia Thaxter to Lamb's brother, Horace, 1888-1892. The scrapbook (photocopy) contains newspaper clippings and exhibition announcements, 1931-1981. Printed material, 1931-1991, consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, and source material for paintings. Artwork, 1914-1938, includes sketchbooks (12 v.), 1914-55, including one from anatomy class at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School, ca. 100 sketches, designs for stained glass, and designs and templates for stencils. Ca. 40 photographs are mainly of artwork by Lamb, but also include 2 of Lamb and a portrait of Henry James done by William James.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Milton, Mass. Died 1989.
Provenance:
Donated 1993 by Edward Stone, executor of the Aimée Lamb estate. Stone' wife, Cassandra, is Lamb's cousin. Additons are expected.
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:
Stained glass artists  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.lambaime
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lambaime

Tina Prentiss papers

Creator:
Prentiss, Tina, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Boston Public Schools. Art Dept  Search this
Boston Visual Artists Union  Search this
Women Exhibiting in Boston, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1942-1976
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; scrapbooks; writings and notes; photographs and slides; art works; videotapes; sketches; awards and certificates; exhibition material; and printed material.
REEL 876: A 1974 portfolio containing 3 sketches and 19 photographs of "Sculpture in New Materials" (plastics), and an 8 page curriculum vitae and statement prepared by Prentiss for the Archives on the development of her art.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; writings and notes; awards and certificates; clippings, bulletins, and newsletters; catalogs, announcements, and other exhibition material; and photographs and slides of exhibitions and of Prentiss's work; correspondence, clippings, a publicity file, notes, reports, photographs and miscellany relating to exhibitions of the Boston Visual Artists Union, 1974-1976; a scrapbook of photographs, clippings, catalogs, reports, letters, relating to Women Exhibiting in Boston, Inc., 1973-1975; and a scrapbook about an art workshop held for Boston Public School teachers, 1961-1962, containing photographs of people involved and art work displayed, and ideas for school art projects.
Scrapbooks, 1954-1974, 11 v. containing correspondence, exhibition notices, catalogs, guest books, clippings, press releases, curricula vita, other printed matter, sketches, notes about her work and impressions of her shows, diary Sept.-Nov. 1972 (notes of daily progress for a one-man show), stencils, and photographs of her friends and works; two videotapes, "Tina Prentiss Show," September 30, 1975, and "Ten Talents at Tufts," October 10, 1975; a script, probably for the "Tina Prentiss Show"; and a taperecording, Tufts University Radio Women's Program, October 28, 1975; eight "symbolic portraits" in oil, including portraits of Admiral Richard Byrd, Albert Schweitzer, and Bradford Washburn, among others; and a painting, "Symbolic Portrait of James Michael Curley." 1956.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor; Boston, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Material on reel 876 lent for microfilming 1974 by Tina Prentiss; unmicrofilmed material donated 1974-1976 by Tina Prentiss. Painting of Curley donated 1978 by Earle Lawrence Prentiss, son of Tina Prentiss.
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 -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Women sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.prentina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-prentina

Margaret Elder Philbrick papers

Creator:
Philbrick, Margaret  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1971
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; awards; a chronological list of Miss Philbrick's etchings and prints, 1936-1971; a group of original etchings; photographs of her work; exhibition material from Society of American Graphic Artists, Library of Congress, Carnegie Institute and elsewhere; and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker; Westwood and Sheffield, Massachusetts. Married to painter Otis Philbrick. Died Feb. 1999.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1971 by Margaret Elder Philbrick.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Prints, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.philmarg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-philmarg

Elizabeth Hamilton Thayer Huntington papers

Creator:
Huntington, Elizabeth Hamilton Thayer, 1878-1963  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1903-1961]
Scope and Contents:
Letters; notes; a typescript of an unpublished autobiography (1942); sketches; a scrapbook containing letters, catalogs, and clippings; and photographs of Huntington, her house and her work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Wellesley Hills, Mass.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1991 by Samuel Robbins, a collector who purchased the materials.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Still-life painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hunteliz
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hunteliz

Marion Huse papers

Creator:
Huse, Marion, 1896-1967  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1884-1988
Scope and Contents:
Papers of artist Marion Huse provide a fairly detailed account of her artistic career, exhibitions, and her related travels, through photographs, picture postcards, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, sketchbooks, correspondence, sales records, and a guest register from a memorial exhibition. Her teaching career and work as a WPA administrator is not well documented.
The correspondence dates from 1932-1985, and includes personal corresondence with her husband, Dr. Robert Barstow, June-Nov. 1946, and a small group of art related letters from art organizations, artists, galleries, and others. Among the correspondents are the Boston Society of Independent Artists, Howard Cook, the Ford Motor Company, George Grosz, Tricker Galleries, and the Works Progress Administration.
Included among the photographs are many portraits of Huse and her family, members of the Barstow family and their residences in Pownal, Vermont and coastal Massachusetts, Huse with colleagues and friends, her Springfield, Mass. studio and art classes, and many of her art work. Of note is an extensive collection of travel postcards and travel photographs she assembled during her travels, ca. 1936-1962, and used as source material for her paintings, showing scenes from an ocean crossing, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Caribbean countries, Mexico, Massachusetts, Vermont, and other New England locales, and New Mexico.
Sketchbooks, 1928-ca. 1960s, contain ink drawings, watercolors, and pencil sketches depicting urban streets in Massachusetts, rural New England scenes, circus scenes, buildings, and locales in Maine and Nova Scotia.
Sales receipts are primarily from the Southern Vermont Artists, Inc., 1935-1953.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, teacher, arts administrator; Mass.
Provenance:
Donated 1999 by Fuller Museum of Art, which received the papers through Huse's executor, along with over 5,000 paintings and works on paper comprising the Marion Huse Collection.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art teachers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.husemari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-husemari

Gertrude Fiske papers

Creator:
Fiske, Gertrude, 1878-1961  Search this
Names:
Boston Society of Etchers  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Gaugengigl, I. M. (Ignaz Marcel), 1855-1932  Search this
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Leith-Ross, Harry, b. 1886  Search this
Little, Philip, 1857-1942  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1915-1986
bulk 1915-1933 dates
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs and printed materials documenting the career of Gertrude Fiske and the Boston Society of Etchers, of which Fiske was a founding member.
Letters from friends, colleagues, and museums include a small number of letters from Frank Benson, Harry Leith-Ross, Charles Hopkinson, and H. Dudley Murphy. A notebook on the Boston Society of Etchers contains a list of members, minutes of the founding meeting (1917), notes on expenses, lists of works exhibited (includes a sketch of works on exhibition), announcements, catalogs, and letters from members including Philip Little, Ignaz Gaugengigl and others. Other materials consist of biographical notes, two sketches, one possibly of Fiske, a sales receipt, a scrapbook of clippings and catalogs, and photographs of Fiske and friends, works, and exhibitions.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter. Fiske studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, under such luminaries as Tarbell, Benson and Hale, and later with Charles Woodbury in Ogunquit, Maine. A woman of means and socially well-connected, Miss Fiske was a co-founder of the Guild of Boston Artists (1914), the Boston Society of Etchers (1917), and the Ogunquit Art Association (1928).
Provenance:
Harold B. (Bus) Willis, the owner of the collection, is the nephew of Gertrude Fiske.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Etching, American -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painting, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.fiskgert
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fiskgert

Gretchen W. Rogers papers

Creator:
Rogers, Gretchen W., 1881-1967  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1901-1986
Scope and Contents:
Letters, 1915-1972; a scrapbook of letters and newspaper clippings, 1901-1919, primarily regarding exhibitions of Rogers' paintings; awards, 1915-1946; printed material, 1914-1986, including newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs and invitations; a receipt from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for artwork sold at an exhibition in 1911; 2 photographs of Rogers, as well as a 1914 photograph of an exhibition installation at the Art Institute of Chicago; works of art, including drawings in ink and pastel, and cut-out paper dolls. and a typed mss. for a children's story "Peep Weep" along with seven hand-colored illustrations.
Biographical / Historical:
Still-life, portrait painter; Boston, Mass. Full name Margaret W. Rogers. Educated at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Studied with Edmund C. Tarbell and Philip Hale.
Provenance:
Donated 1994, 1995 and 1997 by Anne Winslow, neice of Gretchen Rogers.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Still-life painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rogegret
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rogegret

Lilla Cabot Perry and Perry family papers [microfilm]

Creator:
Perry, Lilla Cabot  Search this
Names:
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
James, Henry, 1843-1916  Search this
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891  Search this
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926  Search this
Perry, Margaret  Search this
Perry, Thomas Sergeant, 1845-1928  Search this
Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935  Search this
Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938  Search this
Extent:
4 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1861-[ca. 1943]
Scope and Contents:
Biographical documents; correspondence; diaries; writings; photographs; and printed material. Included are letters to and from Lilla Cabot Perry, and selected letters to and from her husband Thomas Sergeant Perry and daughter Margaret Perry from family members, artists, writers, poets and friends. Correspondents include: Bernard Berenson, Henry James, James Russell Lowell, Claude Monet, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Edmund Charles Tarbell. Also included are French identification cards for Lilla Cabot Perry and her husband, 1897; diaries of Lilla Cabot Perry, 1874?/1875, 1886, and of Thomas Perry, 1887-1894; guest book of Thomas and Margaret Perry; poems, and "Reminiscences of Claude Monet" by Lilla Cabot Perry; typed commentary by Edwin Arlington Robinson for the jacket of Perry's THE JAR OF DREAMS, with notes by her; "Reminiscences of Edwin Arlington Robinson" by Margaret Perry; inscribed photographs of Henry James and James Russell Lowell, and a signed photograph of Claude Monet; an obituary of Perry; and a Memorial Exhibition catalog.
Biographical / Historical:
Impressionist painter and author; Boston, Mass., Giverny, France, and Hancock, N.H.; b. 1848; d. 1933. Thomas Sergeant Perry, author, educator; Boston, Mass., Giverny, France, and Hancock, N.H. Lilla Cabot Perry studied painting at Cowles Art School in Boston with Dennis Miller Bunker and Robert Vonnoh, and in Paris at the Julian and Colarossi academies, and at Alfred Stevens' studio. She had a house in Giverny, France and introduced numerous American artists, who came to Giverny to paint, to her neighbor, Claude Monet. She wrote several books of poetry including FROM THE GARDEN OF HELLAS, THE HEART OF THE WEED and THE JAR OF DREAMS. In 1874, she married Thomas Sergeant Perry, a tutor in French and German at Harvard University and later an instructor in English. He was also the author of several books. The Perrys had three daughters, Margaret, Alice, and Edith. Alice married Joseph Clark Grew, a diplomat who was United States ambassador to Turkey and Japan, and undersecretary of state.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1992 by Colby College Library, Special Collections.
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
Painters -- New Hampshire -- Hancock  Search this
Painters -- France -- Giverny  Search this
Painters -- France -- Giverny  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painters -- New Hampshire -- Hancock  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Women painters -- New Hampshire -- Hancock  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Impressionism (Art) -- United States  Search this
Impressionism (Art) -- France -- Giverny  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.perrlill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-perrlill

Oral history interview with Polly Thayer

Interviewee:
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Cox, Gardner, 1906-1988  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Littlefield, William Horace, 1902-1969  Search this
Saltonstall, Nathaniel, 1903-1968  Search this
Sarton, May, 1912-  Search this
Van Ness, Beatrice Whitney, 1888-1981  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Extent:
89 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 May 12-1996 February 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Polly Thayer (Starr) conducted 1995 May 12-1996 February 1, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Thayer talks about her childhood in an upper class Boston family, thriving on drawing in charcoal from casts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, under tutelage of Beatrice Van Ness; her social debut, 1921-1922; a trip in the summer of 1922 to the Orient with her mother and brother where she was caught in the Tokyo earthquake; Philip Hale's method of teaching drawing at the Museum School in Boston, 1923-1924, and, later, privately; Eugene Speicher's urging her to free herself from Hale's teaching; the difficulty of making the transition to painting; and winning of the Hallgarten Prize of National Academy of Design, 1929.
Studying with Charles W. Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts in the summer of 1923-1924, which countered the rigidity of her training at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School; travels in Spain and Morocco in early 1929, at the time her large painting of a nude, "Circles," won the Hallgarten Prize; the importance to her of a letter in 1929 from the critic, Royal Cortissoz, urging her to not fall into the trap of the Boston School and become formulaic in her work; her first one-person show at Doll and Richards, Boston, which resulted in 18 portrait commissions; her ease with which she did self-portraits early in her career, but not so later; and her difficulty in holding the attention of portrait sitters.
Studying with Harry Wickey at the Art Students League, who taught her by boldly re-working her drawings for "plastic" values, which Starr quickly achieved; sketching medical operations and back-stage at theatres, which gave her the dramatic subject matter she sought in the early 1930s; her portraits; getting married in 1933 and the affect on her work; and her work at the Painter's Workshop in Boston with Gardner Cox and William Littlefield. She recalls May Sarton whose portrait she painted in 1936, Charles Hopkinson, and Hans Hofmann.
The distractions from painting brought about by marriage, children, acting, an active social life and much travel; her increased involvement in social concerns through her conversion to Quakerism; the simplification of her paintings beginning in the late 1930s and her steady execution of portrait commissions, which took less time; her exhibitions in Boston and New York through the 1940s and the rarity of them after that; being a board member of the Institute of Modern Art, Boston, and its co-founder, Nathaniel Saltonstall; her approach to painting which amounts to seeking the invisible in the visual world; and the onset of glaucoma which has ended her painting career.
Biographical / Historical:
Polly E. Thayer (1904-2006) was a painter from Boston, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 44 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.
Topic:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.thayer95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thayer95

David Humphreys and Beatrice Jackson papers

Creator:
Humphreys, David, 1901-1970  Search this
Humphreys, Beatrice Jackson, 1905-1991  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1974
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; biographical material; typescript; speeches and awards; certificates; exhibition material; clippings; and photographs.
REEL N70/-49: Correspondence; exhibition data; clippings; awards and certificates; and a speech.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical material; a typescript of an interview, 1954; correspondence, including a note from Luigi Lucioni; awards; speeches about his ancestor, the Revolutionary patriot, Gen. David Humphreys; bills of sale; exhibition material; clippings, including pages from a scrapbook; photos of Humphreys, including one by Arnold Genthe from the late 1920s, and photos of works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Landscape painters; Boston, Massachusetts. Jackson is married to David Humphreys. They both studied in Paris, France.
Provenance:
Material on reel N70-49 was lent for microfilming 1970 by Mr. & Mrs. David Humphreys; Unmicrofilmed material was donated 1979 by Beatrice Jackson Humphreys, widow of David Humphreys.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.humpdavi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-humpdavi

Ellen Hale and Hale Family papers

Creator:
Hale, Ellen Day, 1855-1940  Search this
Names:
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909  Search this
Hale, Emily P.  Search this
Hale, Herbert Dudley, 1866-1909  Search this
Hale, Lilian Westcott, 1880-1963  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly, 1901-1985  Search this
Hale, Susan, 1833-1910  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Sketches
Date:
circa 1860-1952
Summary:
The Ellen Hale and Hale family papers measure 3 linear feet and date from circa 1860 to 1952. Found within the papers are biographical material for Ellen Day and Edward Everett Hale; personal correspondence from Ellen Day and Lillian Westcott Hale; diaries by Ellen Day and Susan Hale; an appraisal of the Hale estate and personal business records for Ellen Day and Edward Everett Hale; printed material; sketchbooks and sketches by Ellen Day and Herbert Dudley Hale; and travel photographs of the Hale family.
Scope and Contents:
The Ellen Hale and Hale family papers measure 3 linear feet and date from circa 1860 to 1952. Found within the papers are biographical material for Ellen Day and Edward Everett Hale; personal correspondence from Ellen Day and Lillian Westcott Hale; diaries by Ellen Day and Susan Hale; an appraisal of the Hale estate and personal business records for Ellen Day and Edward Everett Hale; printed material; sketchbooks and sketches by Ellen Day and Herbert Dudley Hale; and travel photographs of the Hale family.

Biographical materials consist of publications related to Edward Everett Hale's 80th birthday celebration; Ellen Day Hale's calling cards, calendar, and engagement books; and Robert Beverly Hale's calendar.

Correspondence is primarily Ellen Day Hale's and Lillian Westcott Hale's personal and business correspondence, and a letter from Margaret C. Hale to Arthur Hale.

Writings include 9 diaries by Ellen Day Hale, 1 diary by Emily P. Hale, and 19 diaries by Susan Hale; an essay by Arthur Hale; Herbert Dudley Hale's word game book; Susan Hale's travel instructions to a niece; and a notebook listing the likes and dislikes of various Hale family members.

Personal business records consist of Edward Everett and Emily P. Hale's account and tax records; Ellen Day Hale's art supply receipts, royalty statements, tax records, and a check register; Lillian Westcott Hale's receipts; and Susan Hale's notes on an appraisal of the Hale estate.

Printed material includes various clippings, invitations, and programs kept by the Hale family, and Ellen Day Hale's travel postcards.

Artwork includes 22 sketchbooks by Ellen Day Hale, 5 sketchbooks by Herbert Dudley Hale; and 7 sketchbooks by other artists.

Photographs are travel snapshots taken during travels in Mexico.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical materials, circa 1875-1925 (6 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1861-1951 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, 1878-1933 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Personal business records, 1909-1952 (8 folders; Box 2)

Series 5: Printed material, 1862-1933 (5 folders; Box 2)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1860-1925 (1.5 linear feet; Box 2-3)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1890-1901 (1 folder; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Writer, publisher, and clergyman Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) and his wife, Emily Perkins Hale, were well regarded members of Boston society. After graduating from Boston Latin School at age 13, Hale enrolled directly into Harvard University and graduated second in his class in 1839. He became a licensed Unitarian minister in 1842 and was a church pastor from 1846 to 1899. In the 1860s, Hale began publishing short stories in the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, and other periodicals. In 1869, he co-founded the Christian Examiner, which later merged with Scribner's Magazine in 1875, and founded Lend a Hand in 1886. He and his wife had one daughter and eight sons. Three of those sons died in childhood, and a fourth, Robert Beverly Hale, died as a young adult.

Writer and artist Susan Hale (1833-1910) was schooled at home by tutors before enrolling in George B. Emerson's school. She was a self-taught artist who learned to paint and draw early in life. In 1872, she traveled to Europe to pursue formal art instruction and, upon her return to Boston, began giving lessons in watercolors. From 1873 to 1885, she maintained a studio at the Boston Art Club, wrote articles for Boston papers, edited literary collections for fundraisers, lectured on popular fiction, and eventually became a literary celebrity. Beginning in the mid-1880s, Hale began traveling the country and abroad giving lectures in the winter and visiting Edward Everett's family in Matunuck, Rhode Island in the summer. In between her travels, she continued to publish books, including a traveling series for young readers, and an instruction book on painting techniques.

Artist and teacher Ellen Day Hale (1854-1939) was the eldest of the Hale children. She received her early art training from her aunt, Susan Hale, and received formal art training from Boston artists William Rimmer, William Morris Hunt, and Helen Knowlton. Hale continued her education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and in 1877, opened a portrait studio where she taught private students. In the early 1880s, Hale traveled through Europe before settling in Paris to study at the Académie Julian for three years. In 1883, she met fellow artist and lifelong companion Gabrielle de Veaux Clements. In 1893, they purchased a home near Gloucester, Massachusetts named "The Thickets," where they opened their studio to women artists and taught various painting, printing, and etching techniques. After the death of her mother, from 1904 to 1909, Hale moved to Washington, D.C. to act as hostess for her father, who had been appointed Chaplain of the U.S. Senate. After her father's death, Hale continued to produce paintings, and together with Clements, summered at the artists' colony at Folly Cove on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, and frequently traveled abroad in the winters.

Arthur Hale (1859-1939) was a general agent for the American Railway Association and an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. In 1899, he married Camilla Conner, with whom he had one daughter.

Architect Herbert Dudley Hale (1866-1908) graduated from Harvard in 1888 and studied architecture abroad at the École des Beaux Art in Paris, where he graduated among the first in his class. After his return to Boston around the turn of the century, Hale married Margaret Marquand, with whom he had five children, and established the architecture firm Hale and Rogers with James Gamble Rogers.

Writer Robert Beverly Hale (1869-1895) graduated from Harvard in 1892 and published numerous stories and articles in the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Weekly, and Youth's Companion. Elsie and Other Poems was published in 1894, and Six Stories and Some Verses was published posthumously after Hale's death in 1895.

Artist Lillian Westcott Hale (1881-1963) was the wife of fellow artist Philip Leslie Hale, the third eldest of the Hale children. Hale received a scholarship to attend the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, where she met Philip and married him halfway through her studies. Hale held her first solo show in 1908, the same year her daughter was born, and continued to produce work for exhibitions through the 1920s. She was the recipient of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition gold medal, the National Academy's Shaw Memorial Prize (1915), and the National Academy of Design's Altman Prize (1927). She continued producing works until her death in 1963.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds two collections related to the Hale family, including the Philip Leslie Hale papers and the Edward Everett Hale letter to an unidentified person. Smith College's Sophia Smith Collection also holds papers of the Hale family, including Nathan, Sr., and Sarah Preston Everett Hale; Edward Everett and Emily Perkins Hale; Ellen Day Hale; and Philip and Lilian Westcott Hale. .
Separated Materials:
Printed books and monographs in the collection were transferred to the National Portrait Gallery Library in 1978.
Provenance:
The Ellen Hale and Hale family papers were donated in 1978 and 1984 by Nancy Hale Bowers, the niece of Ellen Day Hale, and the grand-daughter of Edward Everett and Emily P. Hale.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ellen Hale and Hale family papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Watercolorists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Sketches
Citation:
Ellen Hale and Hale family papers, circa 1860-1952. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.halefami
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Archives of American Art
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Laura Coombs Hills papers

Creator:
Hills, Laura Coombs, 1859-1952  Search this
Names:
Stevens, Laura  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((94 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1952
Scope and Contents:
Biographical sketch; letters from Hills, 1946-1951; watercolor sketches for needlepoint designs; published needlepoint designs, 1913; FAIRYLAND AN ENCHANTMENT, a program illustrated by Hills to benefit the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston, 1900; 20 watercolor, oil and ink sketches; clippings, 1951-1952; photos of Hills, her studio, and family. Included is a tintype of Hills and Laura Stevens.
Biographical / Historical:
Miniature painter and watercolor painter; Boston, Mass. Specialized in miniatures in pastel. Exhibited in many Expos.
Provenance:
The donor, Elizabeth Swan, is the great-niece of Laura Hills.
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:
Miniature painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Needlework  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Identifier:
AAA.hilllaur
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hilllaur

Marie Danforth Page papers

Creator:
Page, Marie Danforth, 1869-1940  Search this
Names:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School  Search this
Bartol, Elizabeth Howard, 1842-1927  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Hazeltine, Mary Emogene, 1868-1949  Search this
Hibbard, A. T. (Aldro Thompson), 1886-1972  Search this
James, William, 1882-1961  Search this
Lie, Jonas, 1880-1940  Search this
Page, Calvin Gates  Search this
Ross, Denman Waldo, 1853-1935  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Date:
1893-1983
Scope and Contents:
Reels 4071-4072 Biographical information; a diploma; correpondence; handwritten notes; personal and other writings; photographs; exhibition materials; clippings; business receipts and lists of paintings; and subject files.
Biographical information includes: an invitation to join the Union International des Beaux-Arts des Lettres; diploma indicating her election as associate of the National Academy of Design; and names and addresses. Correspondence includes letters from Abbott H. Thayer, Elizabeth Bartol, George Bellows, Frank W. Benson, Aldro T. Hibbard, Jonas Lie (includes radio interview), and Cecilia Beaux. Miscellaneous writings include an essay suggesting a possible subject for her to paint; a poem dedicated to Page; two printed sheets on "Theory of Tone-Relations" by Denman Ross; and posthumous correspondence of Page's husband on her work.
Photographs are of Page, her husband, and her works; exhibition photographs; and 6 photograph albums of works. Subject files included: The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (including correspondence with William James); the Hazeltine Portrait Committee; memorial exhibitions and the posthumous disposal of Pages' works; lists of works and loan receipts; insurance policies for paintings; and unidentified tintype.
Reel 4404 Notebooks, cardfiles, lists from receipt books; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter; Boston, Mass. Member of the conservative Boston School of Painting. Studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with Frank W. Benson and Edmund Tarbell, 1890-1895. In 1904, she took a summer course at Harvard with Denman Ross, and she also studied informally with Abbott H. Thayer. She married Dr. Calvin Gates Page in 1896. Was charter member of the Guild of Boston Artists, active in the Copley Society, and on the Board of Visitors of the Museum of Fine Arts School.
Provenance:
Donated by Page's grandsons, Danforth H. and H. Gordon Fales, sons of her adopted daughter Margaret and Herbert Gordon Fales. Margaret Fales added what she believed to be the title, or name of subject, and dates on numerous photographs of works.
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:
Portrait painters  Search this
Topic:
Boston school of painting  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pagemari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Light coming through: a portrait of Maud Morgan motion picture

Creator:
Raine, Nancy  Search this
Names:
Leacock, Richard  Search this
Morgan, Maud, 1903-1999  Search this
Silver, Marisa  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (film reel (22 min.), sd., col., 16 mm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1980
c1980
Scope and Contents:
Motion picture produced by Nancy Raine; directed by Nancy Raine and Richard Leacock; cinemotography by Richard Leacock; edited by Marisa Silver.Presents Morgan at age 77, showing her at work in her studio, her paintings, an exhibition of her work, fishing and swimming, and discussing her life and painting.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Cambridge, Mass.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Cambridge, Mass. : University Film Study Center and the Boston Film and Video Foundation [production companies] : Morgan Film Project [distributor], c1980.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by Nancy Raine.
Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publciation requires written permission from Nancy Raine
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rainnanc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers

Creator:
Williams, Esther Baldwin, 1867-1964  Search this
Names:
Grace Horne Galleries  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Finck, Furman J., 1900-  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Williams, Esther, 1907-1969  Search this
Williams, Nadia, 1910-  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Massachusetts -- Boston -- Description and Travel
France -- Paris -- Description and Travel
Date:
1887-1984
Summary:
The papers of Boston area painters Esther Baldwin Williams and daughter Esther Williams measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1984. The scattered papers of both women include biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, writings and notes, two diaries, four sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, and one photograph album.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Boston and New York area painters Esther Baldwin Williams and daughter Esther Williams measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1984. The scattered papers of both women include biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, writings and notes, two diaries, four sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, and one photograph album.

For clarity, Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams are referred to by their proper names throughout this finding aid.

Biographical information includes a membership card to the Rockport Art Association for Esther Williams and a biographical sketch of Esther Baldwin Williams

Personal business records include receipts for purchases of artwork by Esther Baldwin Williams, banking documents, exhibition entry forms and sales receipts for Esther William's works.

Correspondence includes incoming letters and drafts of outgoing letters. The majority of the correspondence is that of Esther Williams, including a considerable amount of letters to her parents. There are letters to Esther Williams from her friends Louis Eilshemius, Furman J. Finck, and Leon Kroll, and both Grace Horne Galleries and Kraushaar Galleries. Esther Baldwin Williams' correspondence includes personal letters from Maurice Prendergast.

Writings and notes include two diaries kept by Esther Baldwin Williams that date from 1892 until 1902 and cover her life in Paris and later in Boston. Some of the diary pages are illustrated with sketches. The series also includes scattered notes, including Charles Prendergast's Notes on Formula of Ebonizing Technique.

There are four sketchbooks, likely by Esther Baldwin Williams, of pencil and watercolor sketches of cats, babies and children, orchestral scenes, portraits, and architecture.

Scattered printed materials include a copy of Cezanne's Studio given to Esther Baldwin Williams by Maurice Prendergast, a copy of a family history by Nadia Williams, exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, and miscellany.

There is one photograph of an unidentified work of art and a circa 1900 family photo album with mostly unidentified photos of babies, children, and family members.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1942-1979 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Personal Business Records, 1893-1966 (9 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1887-1961 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1892-1947 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Sketchbooks and Sketches, circa 1900 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1883-1984 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1920 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)
Biographical Note:
Esther Baldwin Williams (1867-1964) and her daughter Esther Williams (1907-1969) were painters active in Boston, Paris, and New York City.

Esther Baldwin Williams was born Esther Mabel Baldwin on December 11, 1867 to a prominent Boston family of artists. She began her art education under her uncle Joseph Foxcroft Cole and worked with her cousin Adelaide Chase Cole. Adelaide and Esther shared a studio in Greenwich Village in 1888. The two cousins also traveled to Paris in 1877 and 1891 to paint. Esther Baldwin concentrated on portraiture and often painted the women in her social circle.

Esther Baldwin became engaged to Oliver Williams in 1898. They married and moved to 96 Beacon Street in Boston where they raised their children, Oliver, Thomas, and Esther. Around 1900, the Williams met Maurice and Charles Prendergast. Esther became a friend and patron of Maurice and the two shared a studio for some time and exchanged letters. Esther Baldwin continued to work in portraiture, focusing her work on her children and relatives and did not pursue a professional career. In addition to painting, Esther Baldwin and Oliver Williams inspired a passion for music in their children.

Born in 1907, Esther Williams inherited her mother's interest in the arts. Unlike her mother, she desired a professional career as a painter. She first studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston in 1925 and later went to Paris to study under Andre Lhote. Upon returning to the United States, she moved to New York City and enrolled with the Art Students League. She married Roland Joseph McKinney, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum.

Esther Williams is known for her portraits, paintings of flowers, circus and orchestra scenes, and for her impressionistic style. She was represented by Grace Horne Gallery in the 1930s and switched to Kraushaar Galleries in 1940.

Esther Baldwin Williams died in 1964. Her daughter, Esther Williams died shortly thereafter in 1969.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the papers of Esther William's husband Roland Joseph McKinney.
Provenance:
The Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers were donated in two installments by Peter McKinney, step-son of Esther Williams in 1974 and by Nadia Williams, Esther Baldwin William's daughter-in-law in 1985.
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.
Rights:
The Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers, 1887-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.willesth
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Archives of American Art
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Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ruth Cobb

Interviewee:
Cobb, Ruth, 1914-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 October 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruth Cobb conducted 1971 October 26, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Cobb speaks of her childhood and the development of her interest in art; her education; going into advertising art; doing free-lance work; her interest in watercolor; her husband, Lawrence Kupferman, and their mural work together; her work in acrylic; her philosophy of art; her influences; and the Boston art scene. She recalls Jack Levine.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Cobb (1914-2008) was a painter from Newton Centre, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painting, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cobb71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cobb71

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