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Cedar Rapids -- Pleasant Hill

Designer:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Provenance:
Cedar Rapids Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pleasant Hill (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Linn County -- Cedar Rapids
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a worksheet, a garden plan, a detailed narrative description of the property and garden, a plant list, geological survey, copies of articles on Grant Wood, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
The gardens at Pleasant Hill were inspired by the early architecture of the area and the designs of regionalist painter, Grant Wood. The residence was constructed in 1932 to reflect the architectural history of Iowa, using original structral elements from other houses and antique furniture. On December 20, 1989, the home was designated as a National Historic Site. At the entrance to the garden, Grant Wood designed a grape arbor. Stones from a quarry near Stone City, Iowa and a grist mill stone were incorporated into garden seats. The owner chose species of flowers and trees that are either indigenous to the zone or have proven successful through the harsh Iowa winters, producing a continuous show of color in summer, spring, and fall.
Persons and firms associated with the property and garden include: Bruce McKay (architect, designer, builder, 1932-?); Grant Wood (artist, 1933); and Mrs. E. W. Spence (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Pleasant Hill related holdings consist of 2 folders (4 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6546

Associated American Artists records

Creator:
Associated American Artists  Search this
Names:
Lewenthal, Reeves, 1909-1987  Search this
Liederman, Maurice J.  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
55 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1934-1983
Summary:
The records of the Associated American Artists measure 55 linear feet and date from circa 1934 through 1983. The organization was founded in 1934 to stimulate interest in prints throughout the United States by promoting the sale of prints through department stores and other venues. Later, other genres of works of art were added and the department store abandoned in favor of a New York headquarters. The records contain voluminous files on artists; dealers, galleries, and museums; and clients. Also found is business correspondence, financial records, sales and exhibition catalogs, thirteen dismantled scrapbooks, and posters.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Associated American Artists measure 55 linear feet and date from circa 1934 through 1983. They document the organization's work producing and selling limited-edition prints by American artists. The records contain voluminous files on artists; dealers, galleries, and museums; and clients. Also found is business correspondence, financial records, sales and exhibition catalogs, thirteen dismantled scrapbooks, and posters.

The dates of the records include the portion that was loaned to the Archives in 1965-1966 and microfilmed on reels D254-D256.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 9 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Artist Files,1951-1983 (Box 1-19; 18.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Dealers, Galleries and Museums, circa 1958-1980 (Box 19-29; 10.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Client Files, circa 1958-1980 (Box 29-48; 19 linear feet)

Series 4: Business Correspondence, 1959-1980 (Box 48-49; 2 linear feet)

Series 5: Financial Records, 1960-1981 (Box 50-51; 1 linear feet)

Series 6: Sales Catalogs, 1955-1979 (Box 51-53; 2 linear feet)

Series 7: Exhibition Catalogs, 1950-1978 (Box 54; 1 linear foot)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1958-1980 (Box 55-57; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 9: Posters, circa 1960s-1970s
Historical Note:
The Associated American Artists was created in 1934 with the mission of bridging the gap between artists and their audiences by making fine art affordable, accessible, and attractive for the general American public. The A.A.A. offered new editions of prints to collectors at very reasonable prices. This was accomplished by publishing limited-edition prints of etchings and lithographs by American artists that sold for as little as five dollars each. The organization commissioned original graphic art from many notable American artists, whose art often reflected or commented on the social ideas of the era. All lithographs and etchings were produced in editions ranging from 125 to 250 impressions. Between 1934 and 1945, the organization published more than 600 limited-edition prints. An early collaboration allowed the prints to be displayed and sold in fifty department stores nationwide. Later, the department stores were abandoned in favor of a headquarters in a gallery in New York City. By the 1950s, the organization began to design fabrics as well.

The organization was also notable for its innovative use of modern merchandising and advertising techniques to sell and introduce high-quality artwork to a broad audience. New products were introduced in newspaper articles and magazines that targeted both the public and professional trade audiences. Prints were also advertised on the back of periodicals, which introduced the art to an even wider audience across the country.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reels D254-D256 and 3176. Reels D254-D256 include material related to the Associated American Artists' records that were returned to the lender. Reel 3176 contains photocopies of correspondence between Grant Wood, Reeves Lewnthal, and Maurice Liederman and that were discarded after microfilming. This material is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Sylvan Cole and Adolf Dehn loaned the Archives of American Art related Associated American Artists' records for microfilming on reels D254-D256 in 1965-1966. Mrs. Allan Kine gave photocopies of correspondence on reel 3176 to the Archives in 1974. The Associated American Artists donated all other material begining in the late 1970s through 1988.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C., facility.
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.
Topic:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Marketing  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Associated American Artists records, circa 1934-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.assoamea
See more items in:
Associated American Artists records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-assoamea
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List of business depressions

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Subject:
Great Depression  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1932
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10070
See more items in:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10070

Grant Wood letter to Zenobia Ness

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Ness, Zenobia Brumbaugh, 1877-1943  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1930 Oct. 28
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Clubs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8045
See more items in:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8045
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Grant Wood letter to Edward B. Rowan

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Subject:
Olds, Elizabeth  Search this
Daughters of the American Revolution  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1934 Feb. 6
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13878
See more items in:
Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13878
Online Media:

Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Subject:
Eaton, Walter Prichard  Search this
Ness, Zenobia Brumbaugh  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Middle West  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9365
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211561
AAA_collcode_woodgrap
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211561
Online Media:

Return from Bohemia by Grant Wood, 1941

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10480
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213893
AAA_collcode_woodgran
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213893

"Grant Wood's main street" exhibition photographs [electronic resource]

Author:
Pohlman, Jessica L  Search this
Brunnier Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Grant 1891-1942  Search this
Physical description:
1 CD-ROM : col. ill. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Electronic resources
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
mrdf 000535
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_759225

Oral history interview with Conger Metcalf

Interviewee:
Metcalf, Conger, 1914-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes. Sound recording)
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 Feb. 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Conger Metcalf conducted 1982 Feb. 24, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Metcalf speaks of studying with Grant Wood and Karl Zerbe; his career as a teacher of painting and drawing at Boston University; and his figural subject matter and method of working.
Biographical / Historical:
Conger Metcalf (1914-1998) was a painter and educator from Boston, Mass.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 28 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Art teachers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.metcal82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-metcal82
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Albert Christ-Janer

Interviewee:
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
7 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 March 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Albert Christ-Janer conducted by Dorothy Seckler 1964 March 21 for the Archives of American Art.
Christ-Janer speaks of the regionalist movement in painting in the 1930s, of Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood; teaching at the Cranbrook Academy of Design; and he recalls Jackson Pollock.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert Christ-Janer (1910-1973) was a painter, printmaker, museum director, educator, and writer in Athens, Georgia.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 21 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Georgia -- Athens -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Authors -- Georgia -- Athens -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Georgia -- Athens -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- Georgia -- Athens -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Georgia -- Athens -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.christ64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-christ64
Online Media:

Return from Bohemia by Grant Wood

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
135 Pages ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1941
Scope and Contents:
Typescript comprising the beginning of an autobiography. Wood describes his Iowa childhood years, but the account stops before he reaches maturity.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Provenance:
Donated 1958 by Doubleday.
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 -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.woodgran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodgran

Edward Beatty Rowan papers

Creator:
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Names:
Little Gallery (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Cone, Marvin Dorwart, 1891-1965  Search this
Dornbush, Adrian, 1900-  Search this
Dunton, W. Herbert, 1878-1936  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
McCosh, David J., 1903-1980  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Pyle, Arnold  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1946
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, printed material, photographs, business records and a diary.
REEL 103: Clippings, 1929-1932, on exhibitions and activities of the Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, directed by Rowan (microfilm title: Little Gallery).
REEL 1208: Photographs used to publicize exhibitions at the Little Gallery, including 183 photographs of works of art, the Little Gallery Junior Art Club, Grant Wood, and William Herbert Dunton at work.
REEL D141-D142: Correspondence; a diary; business records of the Little Gallery, the Stone City Art Colony and Art School, and the Section of Fine Arts; photographs, including two of The Little Gallery, five of the Stone City Colony and Art School, six of Rowan and three of his paintings, and two photos showing Grant Wood, David McCosh, Arnold Pyle, Adrian Dornbush, and Marvin Cone; and catalogs, clippings and publications, including "A Report on Iowa Art Under Public Works of Art Jan. 20, 1934, under the direction of Grant Wood" containing reproductions of work, several clippings, a 2 p. report "three weeks after the beginning of work" and 2 p. typed "Notes" signed by Wood with a photograph attached.
Among the correspondents are Oscar Bluemner, Chaim Gross, Waldo Peirce, Henry Varnum Poor, Eleanor Roosevelt, Forbes Watson, and Grant Wood.
Biographical / Historical:
Gallery director, painter, sculptor, teacher; Falls Church, Va. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founder and director of The Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1928-1934. The gallery was concerned with promoting education in the community. Because of his success with the Little Gallery, in 1931 he was chosen by the American Federation of Arts to be the director of a new experimental art center in Cedar Rapids. Rowan was affiliated with the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard before going to Cedar Rapids and served as Chief, Public Buildings Administration, 1930's-1940's.
Other Title:
Little Gallery records (microfilm title, reel 103)
Provenance:
Donated by Mrs. Edward Rowan, 1963.
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:
Gallery directors -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rowaedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rowaedwa

Marian S. Mayer research material on Grant Wood

Creator:
Mayer, Marian S.  Search this
Names:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1932-1966
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, printed material, notes, and miscellany regarding Mayer's research on artist Grant Wood.
REELS 863-864: 154 letters, 1939-1943, to and from Mayer relating to her research; two scrapbooks, compiled by Mayer, ca. 1932-1954, containing ca. 300 clippings, photographs, and miscellany, and including two letters to Mayer from Wood, 1941; the 1937 limited edition of MAIN STREET, illustrated by Wood; exhibition catalogs, and announcements, photographs, clippings, and miscellany.
UNMICROFLMED: Correspondence, 1941-1943; research notes and cards; press releases, tear sheets and a clipping; radio program speeches by Mayer, 1942; a notebook cataloging Wood's work and Mayer's research notes; a bibliography compiled by Mayer about Wood; and a sample of fabric designed by Wood.
Biographical / Historical:
Mayer was an amateur art historian. She was the wife of J. Gerald Mayer of Schenectady, N.Y. On one occasion, she hosted a dinner party for Wood in her home.
Provenance:
Donated anonymously 1970.
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:
Biographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.mayemari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayemari

Wilbur D. Peat correspondence

Creator:
John Herron Art Institute  Search this
Names:
Albinson, Dewey, 1898-1971  Search this
Baylinson, A. S., 1882-1950  Search this
Bell, Wenona Day  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Bohm, C. Curry, 1894-  Search this
Borie, Adolphe, 1877-1934  Search this
Borst, George H., 1889-  Search this
Brackman, Robert, 1898-  Search this
Brecher, Samuel, 1897-  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Carian, Varaldo J., 1891-  Search this
Carpenter, E. F., Mrs  Search this
Carroll, John, 1892-1959  Search this
Cikovsky, Nicolai, 1894-  Search this
Cirino, Antonio, 1889-  Search this
Clear, Charles Val, d. 1967?  Search this
Cohen, Max B.  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Davey, Randall, 1887-1964  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Dougherty, Paul, 1877-1947  Search this
Eakins, Susan Macdowell  Search this
Eddy, Henry S. (Henry Stephens), 1878-1944  Search this
Evans, Virginia Bargar  Search this
Fabrick, Anton Piers  Search this
Farnsworth, Jerry, 1895-1982  Search this
Fiene, Ernest, 1894-  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Kelly (John Kelly)  Search this
Folinsbee, John Fulton, 1892-1972  Search this
Gailor, Charlotte  Search this
Garber, Daniel, 1880-  Search this
Gilder, Robert F. (Robert Fletcher), 1856-1940  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Grabach, John R.  Search this
Greener, Charles T. (Charles Theodore), 1870-1935  Search this
Gruppe, Charles Paul, 1860-1940  Search this
Higgins, Eugene, 1874-1958  Search this
Hofmeier, Miriam McKinnie, 1906-  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Hunger, Bernard A.  Search this
Keller, Henry G., 1869-1949  Search this
King, Fanny Mahon, b. 1865  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina, 1889-1977  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Kuehne, Max, 1880-1968  Search this
La Chance, Georges, 1888-  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Mattson, Henry E. (Henry Elis), 1887-1971  Search this
McFee, Henry Lee, 1886-1953  Search this
Millet, Clarence, 1897-1959  Search this
Moffett, Ross  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Mulhaupt, Frederick J., 1871-1938  Search this
Myers, Jerome, 1867-1940  Search this
Nayland, Watson  Search this
Newcombe, Warren, b. 1894  Search this
Peat, Wilbur David, 1898-1966  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing, 1869-1955  Search this
Philipp, Robert, 1895-1981  Search this
Phillips, Marjorie, 1895-1985  Search this
Plaschke, Paul Albert, 1880-1954  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Reed, Doel, b. 1894  Search this
Rosen, Charles, 1878-1950  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949  Search this
Savage, Eugene F., b. 1883  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974  Search this
Sewall, Edward  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Sheets, Nan  Search this
Simkhovitch, Simka, 1893-1949  Search this
Singer, Clyde, 1908-  Search this
Smith, Judson, 1880-1962  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962  Search this
Speight, Francis, 1896-1989  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Tromka, Abram, 1896-1954  Search this
Verner, Elizabeth O'Neill, 1883-1979  Search this
Warren, Ferdinand E., b. 1899  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd, 1861-1940  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Wilcox, Lois, b. 1889  Search this
Wiltz, Arnold, 1889-1937  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Wrenn, Harold Holmes, 1887-1967  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1936
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of director Wilbur D. Peat. Many of the letters are from well-known artists of the 1920s and 1930s relating to their contributions to an exhibition of American paintings which Peat was assembling in 1932-1933. [Microfilm title: The Herron Museum of Art]
Correspondents include: Dewey Albinson, A. S. Baylinson, Wenona Day Bell, Thomas H. Benton, George Biddle, Peter Blume, Ernest Blumenschein, C. Curry Bohm, Adolphe Borie, George H. Borst, Robert Brackman, Samuel Brecher, Alexander Brook, Charles E. Burchfield, Varaldo J. Carian, Mrs. E. F. Carpenter, John Carroll, Nicolai Cikovsky, Antonio Cirino, Charles Val Clear, Max B. Cohen, John S. Curry, Randall Davey, Charles H. Davis, Edwin Dickinson, Paul Dougherty, Susan M. Eakins, Henry S. Eddy, Virginia B. Evans, Jerry Farnsworth, Ernest Fiene, John K. Fitzpatrick, John F. Folinsbee, Anton P. Fabrick, Charlotte Gailor, Daniel Garber, Robert F. Gilder, William J. Glackens, John R. Grabach, Charles T. Greener, Charles P. Gruppe,
Eugene Higgins, Edward Hopper, Bernard A. Hunger, Henry G. Keller, Fanny M. King, Georgina Klitgaard, Leon Kroll, Max Kuehne, Georges La Chance, Luigi Lucioni, Reginald Marsh, Henry E. Mattson, Henry Lee McFee, Miriam McKinnie, Clarence Millet, Ross E. Moffett, Francis Mora, Frederick Mulhaupt, Jerome Myers, Watson Nayland, Warren Newcombe, Waldo Peirce, Van Dearing Perrine, Robert Philipp, Abraham Phillips (Tromka), Majorie Phillips, Paul A. Plaschke, Edward Redfield, Doel Reed, Charles Rosen, Edward B. Rowan, Olive Rush, Chauncey Ryder, Eugene F. Savage, Henry Schnakenberg, Zoltan Sepeshy, Edward Sewall, Leopold Seyffert, Nan Sheets, Simka Simkhovitch, Clyde J. Singer, Judson Smith,
Eugene Speicher, Francis Speight, Maurice Sterne, Alfred Stieglitz (letter written on the back of Peat's letter to Georgia O'Keeffe and written for her), Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Ferdinand E. Warren, Frederick Judd Waugh, Max Weber, Lois Wilcox, Arnold Wiltz, Grant Wood, and Harold Holmes Wrenn.
Biographical / Historical:
The John Herron Art Institute became the Indianapolis Museum of Art ca. 1969-1970. Peat was director 1929-1965.
Other Title:
Herron Museum of Art [microfilm title, reel D131]
Provenance:
Donated 1962 by the John Herron Museum of Art.
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.
Topic:
Art, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
Identifier:
AAA.johnherr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-johnherr

Godfrey O. Gaston correspondence

Creator:
Gaston, Godfrey O., 1928-  Search this
Names:
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Armstrong, Rodney  Search this
Brumbaugh, Thomas B. (Thomas Brendle), 1921-  Search this
Chamberlain, Elwyn M.  Search this
Curtis, George A.  Search this
Fischer, Katrina Sigsbee.  Search this
Graham, Nan Wood  Search this
Jauss, Anne Marie  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda, 1911-  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Kup, Karl, 1903-1981  Search this
McKibbin, David Milton Kendall, 1906-1978  Search this
Mount, Charles Merrill  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1991
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with and/or relating to artists John Singer Sargent, Walt Kuhn, Grant Wood, George A. Curtis, Anne Marie Jauss, and others. Approximately 300 items.
The Sargent related correspondence (77 items) is between Gaston, Director of Research at Kennedy Galleries and Knoedler Gallery, and David McKibbin, art librarian at the Boston Athenaeum and authority on John Singer Sargent. The letters deal with McKibbin's catalogue raisonné on Sargent, specific works, authenticity, and the Charles M. Mount controversy regarding fake Sargent paintings. Four of the letters are from Rodney Armstrong, Director of the Athenaeum, regarding McKibbin's death and his work on Sargent.
Relating to Kuhn are 29 letters from Brenda Kuhn, daughter of Walt Kuhn, 1971-1980, primarily dealing with Gaston's articles on the vandalization of her father's "Little Nugget" club car which he designed and built in 1937 for the streamliner "City of Los Angeles" and which traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles; ca. 50 letters from George A. Curtis and several articles and catalogs about him; ca. 60 letters from Anne Marie Jauss, mostly from N.J., 1971-1989, along with photos of her work, and an obituary, 1991. Other letters include: one from Grant Wood's sister, Nan Wood Graham, referring to Grant Wood's portrait of Henry Wallace for the cover of Time magazine (1940); several from historian Thomas B. Brumbaugh; two from Wynn Chamberlain from the Edwin Hewitt Gallery; two from Alexander Archipenko, one from Vivian Nichols regarding the Virginia Steele Scott Foundation, one from Katrina Fischer, daughter of Anton Otto Fischer, and one from Karl Kup.
Biographical / Historical:
Gallery director, art historian; New York, N.Y. and Los Angeles, Calif. Born 1928. Died 2002.
Provenance:
Donated by Godfrey O. Gaston.
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:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gastgodf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gastgodf

The paintings of Grant Wood /by Kenneth Paul Goldberg

Creator:
Goldberg, Kenneth Paul, 1949-  Search this
Names:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Items (linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
M.A. Thesis: State University of New York at Binghamton, 1972.
Biographical / Historical:
Goldberg is an art historian. Wood was a painter and illustrator, and between 1933-1934, a WPA Federal Art Project Director for Iowa.
Provenance:
Donated 1972 by Kenneth P. Goldberg.
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 -- Iowa  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.goldkenn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goldkenn

Margaret D. Engle letters from artists

Creator:
Engle, Margaret D.  Search this
Names:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
15 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1943
Scope and Contents:
Eleven letters from Thomas Hart Benton, Adolph Dehn, Reginald Marsh, and Grant Wood; two illustrated letters from John Steuart Curry; brief writings by Reginald Marsh about himself, Benton and Wood; and a fourteen-page, handwritten response by Benton in answer to a questionnaire sent by Engle.
Biographical / Historical:
Editor; Madison, Wisconsin and Stockton, California. As a staff writer and editor of a small, World War II era periodical, Ms. Engle contacted several prominent contemporary artists as subjects for articles.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Margaret D. Engle.
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  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.englmarg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-englmarg

Marvin Cone papers

Creator:
Cone, Marvin Dorwart, 1891-1965  Search this
Names:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
650 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1977
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, consisting of 322 letters; biographical material, including a resume; essays about art and other writings, including a play titled "Strings," ca. 1910, written by Cone and Grant Wood, then in high school; a typescript of radio broadcasts; a catalog of Cone's paintings; a photograph album; photographs of Cone and of works of art; bills and receipts; a scrapbook of clippings, catalogs, photographs, letters, and memorabilia; exhibition catalogs, announcements and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Lifelong friends with Grant Wood, and also acquainted with gallery director Ed Rowan.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1977 by Mrs. Marvin Cone.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Iowa  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.conemarv
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-conemarv

Thomas Hart Benton papers

Creator:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Names:
Craven, Thomas, b. 1889  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
4 Reels (ca. 600 items (on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Place:
Middle west in art
Date:
1906-1975
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; an interview with Benton concerning his Truman Library mural; correspondence, including many illustrated letters to his parents written while he was in school, studying in Paris, and in the Navy in Virginia; a letter from Thomas Craven and one from Stanton Macdonald-Wright; manuscripts, including "An American in Art," "An Artist in America," "Death of Grant Wood," "American Regionalism," "Life in Paris," "The Intimate Story," "Politics," and notes on Jackson Pollock; notes and notebooks containing writings; a handwritten manuscript of his speech at the dedication of his Truman Library mural; a few sketches and plates of his illustration for TOM SAWYER; a catalog, printed articles by Benton, and clippings; research material; and a photograph of Benton.
Biographical / Historical:
American regionalist painter; Kansas City, Mo.
Provenance:
Lent 1980 by Benton Testamentary Trusts, Lyman Field, trustee.
Restrictions:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Middle West  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Middle West  Search this
Regionalism  Search this
Art, Regional -- Middle West  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Middle West  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bentthom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bentthom

William Benton papers

Creator:
Benton, William, 1900-1973  Search this
Names:
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Dalí, Salvador, 1904-  Search this
Dean, Abner, 1910-  Search this
Der Harootian, Koren, 1909-  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984  Search this
Hebald, Milton  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Johnson, Ben  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg), b. 1874  Search this
Sachs, Hella Moravic  Search this
Vereisky, Orest G.  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1983
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; writings; notes; estate lists; contracts; photographs of works of art; exhibition catalogs; clippings; miscellaneous printed material.
REEL 925: Correspondence with artists, 1954-1968, concerning Benton's purchase and background of their works; and writings by Benton on Soviet art.
REEL 3134: A 13-page, incomplete, typescript, 1955, "Reginald Marsh as I Remember Him," by Benton. He writes of working with Marsh on the YALE RECORD and collecting Marsh's paintings.
REEL 4073: Correspondence, 1940-1983, with artists; typescripts on Marsh; writing by Jack Levine "How the Witches' Sabbath was Painted";
photographs and lists of works of art; a notebook "Works of Art on Loan to the William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut" from Benton's estate; a notebook "Painting Contracts" between artists, galleries, and Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.; notebook "Sold," containing data on the sale of Reginald Marsh's work;
printed material on Rockwell Kent, Thomas Hart Benton, Benton's collection, and others; photocopies of 2 portions of Ivan Albright's sketchbooks; a notebook "Britannica Painting Exhibitions Manual of Procedure"; a 2 p. typescript "The Story of My Portrait" by Grant Wood's sister Nan Wood Graham; 3 illustrated notebooks by Ivan Albright; and a sketchbook by Reginald Marsh containing 33 figure sketches.
Correspondents include Ivan Albright, Thomas Hart Benton, George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Aaron Bohrod, Salvador Dali, Abner Dean, Koren Der Harootian, Jimmy Ernst, Milton Hebald, Joseph Hirsch, Ben Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Frank Kleinholz, Jack Levine, Reginald Marsh, Henry Varnum Poor, James N. Rosenberg, Hella Moravic Sachs, and Orest G. Vereisky.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector, politician; Chicago, Ill. Publisher of ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, Vice-President of the University of Chicago, Congressman from Connecticut, and an avid collector of American art. Benton and Reginald Marsh were classmates and collaborated respectively as editor and illustrator for the Yale newspaper. During the Depression, Benton provided Marsh with a monthly stipend for which he received a monthly painting. When he became chairman of the board of ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, Benton collected contemporary American painting to Americanize BRITANNICA's British image.
Provenance:
Material on reel 925 and 3134 donated by Benton 1968. His family donated and lent additional material 1985-1986, including originals of some letters which were originally donated as photocopies.
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.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- United States  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bentwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bentwill

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