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Dish

Manufacturer:
Herculaneum Pottery, English, 1796 – 1841  Search this
Medium:
hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
dish
Object Name:
dish
Place:
England
Date:
ca. 1810
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexandra and Paul Herzan
Accession Number:
2016-11-3
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4fecf4727-93d2-4409-9aa8-866d3d0f76a7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-11-3

Large Woman, Child, and Three Heads

Artist:
Christina Malman, American, b. England, 1911–1959  Search this
Medium:
Pen and dark blue ink
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1941
Accession Number:
1960-214-111
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq45805521a-a38a-467a-a3d7-4b87444f72e5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1960-214-111

Thomas Dewey

Artist:
Christina Malman, American, b. England, 1911–1959  Search this
Medium:
India ink and white heightening on white paper
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1944
Accession Number:
1960-214-12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq45e15307b-6df2-48e5-8905-149ff5658032
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1960-214-12

The Coming of Winter, Illustration for Century Magazine (XXXVII, No, 2, December, 1888, p. 162.

Artist:
Mary A. Hallock Foote, American, 1847–1938  Search this
Engraver:
John Henry Ellsworth Whitney, American, 1840–1891  Search this
Medium:
Wood-engraving in black ink on paper
Type:
graphic design
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
USA
Date:
1888
Credit Line:
Gift of E. Maurice Bloch
Accession Number:
1953-130-2-b
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq41385db45-6ea5-42bb-a419-700b8f039aec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1953-130-2-b

Design for a Fountain

Artist:
Charles-François Hutin, French, 1715 - 1776  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink, brush and gray watercolor, black chalk, graphite on paper
Type:
architecture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
ca. 1776
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from the Mary Hearn Greims Fund
Accession Number:
1940-21-16
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4c14781b1-d091-4b83-a393-3575b24aa5a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1940-21-16

Title Page, Part 9, from an Album of Drawings belonging to Don Gaspero Méndez de Haro y Guzman

Patron:
Gasparo Mendez de Haro y Guzman, Spanish  Search this
Artist:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and blue-gray and brown wash, black chalk on heavy brown laid paper, lined
Type:
architecture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Date:
after 1682
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from the Mary Hearn Greims Fund
Accession Number:
1940-21-43
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq45a74a25d-b6e2-4953-b684-b2691ba9ef06
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1940-21-43
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Seated Woman, Mother and Child

Artist:
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Italian, 1609–1664  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink on paper
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Italy
Date:
1645–50
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt
Accession Number:
1931-66-83
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4724aef08-45c2-479e-a69f-4bd98f920cbc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1931-66-83

The Assumption

Artist:
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Italian, 1609–1664  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink on paper
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Italy
Date:
1660–70
Credit Line:
Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
Accession Number:
1931-73-222
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq400d50bb6-9756-44e9-99b8-826717de12c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1931-73-222

Fragments

Medium:
Medium: silk, metal
Type:
embroidery & stitching
Fragments
Made in:
Germany
Date:
15th–16th century
Credit Line:
Gift of John Pierpont Morgan
Accession Number:
1902-1-801-a/g
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq463c70424-b455-432b-b767-67a0e6bc520b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1902-1-801-a_g
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A young woman preparing coffee for a coffee ceremony for a child's birthday party in her home, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1993
General:
Original description on slide mount: Coffee "ceremony" preparation, Addis Ababa - house of middle-class professionals
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0080
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Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref212

A young woman preparing coffee for a coffee ceremony for a child's birthday party in her home, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
April/May 1993
General:
Original description on slide mount: Preparing coffee ceremony for adults at child's birthday party
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0081
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Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref213

A Bororo woman walking with her child behind her, Foumban, Cameroon

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1965-1996
General:
Original description on slide mount: Bororo Woman and Child
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cameroon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0088
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 1: Cameroon
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref236

A painted mural of the Virgin Mary and Child in Ganatu Maryam Church, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1996
General:
Original description on slide mount: GM
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0097
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Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Geneta Maryam
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref242

A painting depicting the Virgin Mary and Child in Debre Berhan Selassie, Gondar, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1965-1996
General:
Original description on slide mount: Debre Berhan Selasse, Panel painting of Virgin and Child
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0128
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Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Gondor
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref278

A painted icon depicting the Virgin Mary and Child, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1965-1996
General:
Original description on slide mount: Return to Heldman
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0156
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref354

A painted icon depicting the Virgin Mary and Child, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1965-1996
General:
Original description on slide mount: Heldman Article
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0157
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref355

A painted icon depicting the Virgin Mary and Child, Ethiopia

Collection Photographer:
Heldman, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1965-1996
General:
Original description on slide mount: X
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Ethiopia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marilyn Heldman photographs, EEPA 2013-013, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-013, Item EEPA 2013-013-0158
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Marilyn Heldman photographs
Marilyn Heldman photographs / Series 3: Ethiopia / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-013-ref356

Ira and William Glackens papers

Creator:
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Names:
Delaware Art Museum  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Williams College. Museum of Art.  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951  Search this
Barnes, Laura L., 1875-1966  Search this
Buckley, Charles E.  Search this
Bullard, E. John(Edgar John), 1942-  Search this
Dimock, Ira  Search this
Fitzgerald, Irene Dimock  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Liff, Vivian  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
Morse, Stearns  Search this
Perlman, Bennard B.  Search this
Prendergast, Eugénie  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Schwab, Arnold T.  Search this
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sound recordings
Writings
Date:
circa 1900-1990
Summary:
The Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990, measure 2.3 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of the papers of Ira Glackens relating to the artwork of his father, William Glackens, but also contains scattered correspondence of William and his wife Edith, including letters from Albert Barnes. Ira Glackens' papers include books written by Ira; exhibition catalogs and clippings about William and others; photographs of the Glackens family and friends, of Ira, and of the Glackens residence; and an audio recording of William Glackens' remarks upon accepting an award at the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1936. There are also records of the Sansom Foundation, which was set up by Ira Glackens and his wife Nancy.
Scope and Content Note:
The Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990, measure 2.3 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of the papers of Ira Glackens relating to the artwork of his father, William Glackens, but also contains scattered correspondence of William and his wife Edith, including letters from Albert Barnes. Ira Glackens' papers include books written by Ira; exhibition catalogs and clippings about William and others; photographs of the Glackens family and friends, of Ira, and of the Glackens residence; and an audio recording of William Glackens' remarks upon accepting an award at the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1936. There are also records of the Sansom Foundation, which was set up by Ira Glackens and his wife Nancy.

Biographical information consists of genealogical research on the Glackens family and a copy of Ira Glackens birth certificate.

Correspondence of the artist William Glackens includes letters to his wife, Edith, written while on a trip to Paris in 1912 to purchase paintings for collector Albert C. Barnes. Barnes' letters to William and Edith Glackens are about paintings in the Barnes Collection, the educational plans of his Foundation, and Glackens' work and exhibitions. Letters to Edith Dimock Glackens are from relatives and friends including her father, Ira Dimock, her sister, Irene Dimock FitzGerald, author James L. Ford, and painter Maurice Prendergast. There is also a copy of a letter concerning the estate of Lenna G. Borton, the Glackens' daughter.

Ira Glackens' correspondence largely concerns exhibitions, sales, loans, donations and the authentication of artwork by William Glackens. Correspondents include museums, galleries and artists, in addition to personal correspondence with family and friends. Names of significant correspondents in Ira Glackens' correspondence include Laura (Mrs. Albert C.) Barnes, Charles Buckley, Delaware Art Museum, Kraushaar Gallery, Walt Kuhn, Vivian Liff, George Luks, Stearns Morse, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Bennard Perlman, Eugenie Prendergast, Arnold T. Schwab, Helen (Mrs. John) Sloan, and Williams College Museum of Art.

Noteworthy writings include speeches, a memoir, and a short play by Ira Glackens, and family recollections of Edith Glackens. A 1936 audio recording is of remarks made by William Glackens upon being presented with an award for his entry in the Carnegie Institute's International Exhibition. Writings by others include essays by John Bullard and Everett Shinn about Glackens.

Printed material includes Ira Glackens' books, catalogs of group and solo exhibitions featuring the work of William Glackens, clippings concerning William Glackens, and reviews of Ira Glackens' books.

Records of the Sansom Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1950 by Ira and Nancy Glackens to oversee their art interests, consist of annual reports, a charitable trust registration form, and financial and tax records.

Photographs are of the Glackens family, travel scenes and artwork by William Glackens, The Eight, and other artists.

A card index of William Glackens' paintings, prepared by Ira Glackens, provides details of artwork in William Glackens' estate.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1990 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1902-1989 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1963-1982 (Boxes 1, 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Sansom Foundation, Inc., 1957-1973 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1903-1989 (Boxes 2-3; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1956-1980 (Box 3; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1900-1986 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Card Index of William Glackens' Paintings, circa 1940-1949 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Ira Dimock Glackens (1907-1990), the first child of painter and illustrator William Glackens and Edith Dimock Glackens, was born in New York City. Raised in the art world, he was well acquainted with his father's friends and colleagues. Upon his father's death in 1938, Ira became responsible for managing and administering the art remaining in William Glackens's estate.

Educated at the Choate School, Ira Glackens became a writer. He published two books about his father: William Glackens and the Ashcan Group: The Emergence of Realism in American Art (1957) and William Glackens and the Eight: The Artists who Freed American Art (1984). An opera expert, Ira Glackens was also the author of Yankee Diva: Lillian Nordica and the Golden Days of Opera (1963) and an authority on apples.

William Glackens (1870-1938) was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Robert Henri while working as an illustrator for local newspapers, including the Philadelphia Press. In 1895, he departed for a year in Paris and then moved to New York City where he continued to work as an illustrator for various newspapers and periodicals. Before long, Glackens began to focus on scenes of city life and street crowds and, in 1908, he participated in the groundbreaking exhibition of The Eight at the Macbeth Gallery in New York City.

Between 1925 and 1932 William Glackens lived and worked in France and his painting was strongly influenced by Renoir. He spent the remainder of his life in New York City, exhibiting widely from 1894 on. Glackens was named an Associate of the National Academy of Design and was the recipient of several awards including those of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition (gold), the 1904 St. Louis Exposition, the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition, the 1933 Society of Independent Artists Exhibition, and the 1936 Carnegie International Exhibition.
Related Materials:
The Archives also holds several collections related to Ira and William Glackens, including the Ira Glackens letters to Jane Wasey; the Illustrations by William Glackens and letter from Ira Glackens; the Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast; and the Thomas Hart Benton and Ira Glackens letters. Substantial correspondence between William Glackens and the Kraushaar Gallery can also be found in the Kraushaar Galleries records.
Separated Material:
Published books not authored by Glackens family members or related to Glackens' family members were transferred to the Smithsonian's American Art Museum Library in 2007. A few pieces of artwork were given to Williams College, also in 2007.
Provenance:
The Ira and William Glackens papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Ira Glackens in 1987, and by his estate in 1991. In 2007 a small cache of papers found in the Glackens home was donated by Susan Corn Conway, who had purchased the Glackens' house.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ira and William Glackens 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:
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Authors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists) -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Writings
Citation:
Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.glacwill
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-glacwill
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John Whorf papers

Creator:
Whorf, John, 1903-1959  Search this
Names:
Kemp, Harry, 1883-1960  Search this
Whorf, Harry C.  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
[ca. 1880-1961]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; photographs; sketches and pages from a sketchbook; drawings; certificates; notes; a book; and clippings.
REEL 1052: Correspondence, mostly between Whorf and family members; pages from a scrapbook of clippings and photographs, 1912-1926; 2 National Academy of Design certificates; a drawing, 1913, done by Whorf as a child; photographs of Whorf, his family (including one of his grandfather, ca. 1880), and of his paintings; and clippings, 1924-1961.
UNMICROFILMED: A postcard from Ruth and Loring Dodd; a 1934 letter from a patron; 6 photographs, including The Beachcombers (a painter's club); a street scene (ca. 1890's) taken by John's father, commercial photographer, Harry C. Whorf, photographs of Harry C. Whorf (1890s), John Whorf's work, and of a John Singer Sargent painting; certificates of membership in the National Academy of Design; notes on color; 17 sketches in pencil, crayon and water color (1911); 21 clippings; and an inscribed copy of Harry Kemp's PROVINCETOWN TIDEWAYS (c 1947).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Provincetown, Mass.
Provenance:
Materials on reel 1052 lent for microfilming 1975 by Nancy Whorf Kelly, Whorf's daughter. Portions were subquently donated along with unmicrofilmed material, 1983.
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
Topic:
Painting -- Photographs  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.whorjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whorjohn

Michael Mazur papers

Creator:
Mazur, Michael, 1935-2009  Search this
Names:
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center  Search this
Mazur, Gail  Search this
Extent:
22.2 Linear feet
22.83 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Interviews
Date:
circa 1936-2016
Summary:
The papers of artist Michael Mazur measure 22.2 linear feet and 22.83 gigabytes, and date from circa 1936 to 2016, documenting a studio and exhibition practice in addition to teaching and activism activities in both paper and digital formats in the following series: biographical materials, correspondence, studio records, gallery records, project records, affiliations, exhibition records, writings, printed materials, photographic materials, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist Michael Mazur measure 22.2 linear feet and 22.83 gigabytes, and date from circa 1936 to 2016, documenting a studio and exhibition practice in addition to teaching and activism activities.

Biographical materials include documents related to Mazur's early education, trips to Europe, and development as an artist, as well as biographies, degrees and awards, with some materials in digital formats.

Correspondence is primarily professional in nature with institutions and fellow artists, including letters requesting Mazur's participation in exhibitions and other projects. Also included are extensive correspondence advocating for ecological preservation of the Massachusetts Cape Cod where Mazur had a home in Provincetown. Earlier correspondence includes letters with family members and friends. Some correspondence is digital.

Studio records include artwork inventories and documents regarding donations, appraisal and tax deduction information, as well as the artist's website. Gallery records contain correspondence and business documents with various commercial art galleries, including artwork images, mailing lists, price lists and guest books. Project records document various commissions and collaborations including perhaps Mazur's longest ongoing project, artwork, publications and exhibitions engaging with Dante's Inferno. Many of Mazur's professional records are in digital format.

The Affiliations series includes faculty appointments as well as ongoing board service for Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and other professional advising and project participation, including a Tamarind Lithography Workshop Fellowship in 1968. Many of the Fine Arts Work Center documents are digital.

Exhibition records document select exhibitions including Mazur's traveling print retrospective. In addition to correspondence and documents and agreements, select digital installation images and documents are also included.

The Writings series includes various essays, letters to the editor, and lectures by Mazur including student work, as well as essays and films discussing the artist's career and contributions, many in digital form. Also included are Mazur's journals kept for the entirety of his career.

Printed materials include exhibition announcements, catalogs and press, select published journals (some of which include contributions by Mazur), and publications for which Mazur has provided the cover artwork.

Photographic materials are both print and digital in nature and capture the breadth of Mazur's art production, organized by medium, genre, artwork series, subject and time period. The arrangement of digital photographs reflects the categories represented on the artist's website archive.

Artwork includes drawings, sketchbooks and watercolor pads, as well as artwork by others including a photographic portrait portfolio of Mazur by Brigitte Durer. Computer study images and source material in digital formats, are also included.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1953-2006 (0.5 Linear Feet: Boxes 1, 21; 0.014 Gigabytes: ER001-ER002)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1940-2011 (3.8 Linear Feet: Boxes 1-4, 21, OV23; 0.008 Gigabytes: ER003)

Series 3 : Studio Records, circa 1962-2009 (1 Linear Feet: Box 5; 0.082 Gigabytes: ER004-ER006)

Series 4: Gallery Records, circa 1967-2009 (2 Linear Feet: Boxes 6-7; 0.028 Gigabytes: ER007-ER009)

Series 5: Project Records, circa 1983-2008 (1.3 Linear Feet: Boxes 8-9; 0.3 Gigabytes: ER010-ER015)

Series 6: Affiliations, circa 1966-2008 (0.7 Linear Feet: Box 9; 0.101 Gigabytes: ER016-ER019)

Series 7: Exhibition Records, circa 1958-2008 (0.7 Linear Feet: Box 10; 1.07 Gigabytes: ER020-ER032)

Series 8: Writings, circa 1952-2009 (2.7 Linear Feet: Boxes 10-13; 4.75 Gigabytes: ER033-ER052)

Series 9: Printed Material, circa 1945-2016 (2.1 Linear Feet: Boxes 13-15; 0.114 Gigabytes: ER053-ER054)

Series 10: Photographic Material, circa 1936-2016 (5.9 Linear Feet: Boxes 15-22, OV25-28; 14.26 Gigabytes: ER055-ER114)

Series 11: Artwork, circa 1941-2009 (0.4 Linear Feet: Boxes 20, 22; 2.1 Gigabytes: ER115-ER116)
Biographical / Historical:
Michael Mazur (1935-2009) was a prolific printmaker, painter, draughtsman, sculptor, and educator in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who beyond working across media, treated an equally diverse set of subjects in abstract and figurative traditions.

As a child in New York City's Upper East Side Mazur received an early art education at the Bronx's Horace Mann School. He received a bachelor's degree from Amherst College, as well as a bachelor's and master's degrees at the Yale School of Art. Mazur has held teaching positions at Rhode Island School of Design and Brandeis University, as well as a recurring visiting artist position at Harvard University's Carpenter Center. While attending Yale Mazur met his wife, poet Gail Mazur.

Mazur's work is held in museums and private collections throughout the world and has been exhibited widely at institutions including MoMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2000 the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston launched a retrospective of Michael Mazur's prints traveling to various institutions including the the Minneapolis Art Institute and Stanford's Cantor Center. On the occasion of the show Hudson Hills Press published The Prints of Michael Mazur including a catalogue raisonné. A notable collaboration in Mazur's career drew from his career-long fascination with Dante. In 1993, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published The Inferno of Dante, translated by Robert Pinsky and illustrated with reproductions of monotypes by Michael Mazur. Later Mazur published an editioned suite of forty-one etchings, which was shown in various locations in Italy and throughout the United States.

In addition to their home in Cambridge, Michael and Gail maintained a home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where they were deeply involved in the artistic community including the Fine Arts Work Center, as well as environmental issues impacting the region of Cape Cod. He is survived by his wife and his two children Kathe and Dan.
Provenance:
Papers were lent for microfilming 1977 and 1998 by Michael Mazur. Material on microfilm and additional papers donated 2018 by Gail Mazur, Michael Mazur's widow.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Interviews
Citation:
Michael Mazur Papers, circa 1936-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mazumich
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Michael Mazur papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mazumich

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