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Wesley Conrad Wehr papers

Creator:
Wehr, Wesley, 1929-2004  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Guy, 1906-1998  Search this
Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959  Search this
Bryen, Camille  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Franck, Frederick, 1909-  Search this
Fuller, Richard E. (Richard Eugene), 1897-1976  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Hallsten, Pehr, d. 1965  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Hill, Ray, 1891-1980  Search this
Juvonen, Helmi, 1903-1985  Search this
Milhaud, Daniel, 1930-  Search this
Onley, Toni  Search this
Seders, Francine, 1932-  Search this
Smith, Arthur Hall, 1929-  Search this
Stahly, Fran├žois, 1911-  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Van Haardt, George, 1907-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1980
Scope and Contents:
Letters, writings and notes, sketches and drawings, printed matter, and photographs regarding artists, mainly from the Pacific Northwest, with whom Wehr was associated.
Resume; letters to Wehr; writings by and about Wehr; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; printed material; and photographs of Wehr. Also included are Wehr's files on American Northwest artists Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves, Pehr Hallsten, Stanley William Hayter, Ray Hill, Helmi Juvonen, Mark Tobey, composer Ernest Bloch, and art administrator Richard E. Fuller, containing biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, printed material, and writings by Wehr.
Files kept by Francine Seders of the Otto Seligman Gallery, Seattle, Washington, on artists Camille Bryen, Frederick Franck, Morris Graves, Daniel Milhaud, Toni Olney, Arthur Hall Smith, Francois Stahly, and George Van Haardt.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, consultant, writer; Seattle, Wash.
Provenance:
Donated 1972 through 1980 by Wesley C. Wehr.
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.
Topic:
Artists -- American Northwest  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wehrwesl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wehrwesl

Oral history interview with Edward B. Thomas

Interviewee:
Thomas, Edward B., 1920-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Olbrantz, John  Search this
Names:
Henry Art Gallery  Search this
Seattle Art Museum  Search this
Anderson, Guy, 1906-1998  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Extent:
84 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983 April 28-May 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edward B. Thomas conducted 1983 April 28-May 10, by John Olbrantz, at the artist's home in Seattle, Washington, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project. Thomas speaks of his family background and early art experiences; his education at the University of Washington; printmaking and its role in Northwest art; his role as education director at the Seattle Art Museum; the development of the museum under Richard E. Fuller; contributors to the museum; the impact of the 1962 World's Fair; the Northwest art scene; exhibitions at the museum; interaction with the Henry Gallery and other museums; and his future plans. He recalls Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves, and Mark Tobey.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward B. Thomas (1920-1984) was an educator and museum curator from Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 9 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.
Topic:
Prints -- 20th century -- Northwestern States  Search this
Art, Modern -- Northwestern States  Search this
Art, American -- Northwestern States  Search this
Educators -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Washington (State) -- Seattle
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.thomas83
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomas83

Oral history interview with Dorothy Malone

Interviewee:
Malone, Dorothy, 1912-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ragen, Suzanne  Search this
Names:
Seattle Art Museum  Search this
Anderson, Guy, 1906-1998  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Fuller, Richard E. (Richard Eugene), 1897-1976  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Extent:
32 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983 Jan. 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dorothy Malone conducted 1983 Jan. 27, by Suzanne Ragen, at the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, Wash., for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project. Malone speaks of her association with the Seattle Art Museum since its founding in 1933; working as Dr. Richard Fuller's secretary; Fuller's policies and administration; major shows at the Museum; the "Northwest School" and some of its members, including Morris Graves, Mark Tobey, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson.
Biographical / Historical:
Dorothy Malone (1912- ) was a secretary from Seattle, Wash. She worked for Richard E. Fuller, director of the Seattle Art Museum.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 19 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.
Topic:
Northwest school of artists  Search this
Art -- Northwestern States  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Washington (State) -- Seattle
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.malone83
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-malone83

Northwest Visionaries film production records

Topic:
Northwest visionaries (Video)
Creator:
Levine, Ken M.  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Guy, 1906-1998  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Horiuchi, Paul, 1906-  Search this
Juvonen, Helmi, 1903-1985  Search this
Levine, Ivory Waterworth  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Tsutakawa, George  Search this
Extent:
15.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1976-1980
Scope and Contents:
Records from the production of a documentary featuring the work of several Pacific Northwest artists, including Mark Tobey, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves, Guy Anderson, Paul Horiuchi, Helmi Juvonen, Margaret Tomkins, and George Tsutakawa. Artists are interviewed in their studios. Features early film clips of Mark Tobey.
Records include sound recordings of interviews with 19 artists; partial transcripts of interviews and production notes; motion picture film outtakes of interviews, paintings, artists working, nature scenes, and Seattle; a sound recording labeled "Flute and piano compositions" by Mark Tobey; and video copies of the finished film.
Provenance:
Donated by Kenneth and Ivory Waterworth Levine, 1985-1987.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Kenneth and Ivory Levine, Iris Film and Video. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Northwest school of artists  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Northwestern States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.leviken
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-leviken

Oral history interview with William Cumming

Creator:
Cumming, William  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Anderson, Guy, 1906-1998  Search this
Elshin, Jacob Alexander, 1891-1976  Search this
Farwell, Denise  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-1999  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 April 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Cumming conducted by Dorothy Bestor on 1965 April 3 for the Archives of American Art.
Cumming speaks of getting on the Federal Art Project; meeting Morris Graves; problems with the way the project was administered and supervised; destruction of some of the art work produced by the project; his feelings about federal support for the arts; his existential philosophy on life; and his views on current trends in painting. He recalls Jacob Elshin, Robert Bruce Inverarity, Mark Tobey, Denise Farwell, Guy Anderson.
Biographical / Historical:
William Cumming is a painter from Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 29 min.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cummin65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cummin65

Oral history interview Opal R. Fleckenstein

Interviewee:
Fleckenstein, Opal R., 1911 or 2-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Anderson, Guy, 1906-1998  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings, 5 in.)
28 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 Nov. 19 and 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Opal R. Fleckenstein conducted 1965 Nov. 19 and 20, by Dorothy Bestor for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home in Spokane, Wash. Speaks of her work at Spokane Art Center under the Federal Art Project; of the painting courses at the art center; exhibitions shown there; the lack of facilities in Spokane; benefits of the art center to her own development; and her photography, batik work, and painting; She recalls Mark Tobey, Kenneth Downer, and Guy Anderson.
Biographical / Historical:
Opal R. Fleckenstein (1911-1996) was a painter, ceramist from Seattle, Wash.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.flecke65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-flecke65

Oral history interview with Guy Anderson

Interviewee:
Anderson, Guy, 1906-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Kingsbury, Martha, 1941-  Search this
Names:
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Extent:
5 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
86 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983 February 1-8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Guy Anderson conducted 1983 February 1-8, by Martha Kingsbury, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project.
Anderson speaks of his education; his career; the Great Depression and its impact on art and on him; working in the Seattle Art Museum in the 1930s; murals in the 1930s; the Spokane Art Center; vegetarianism; his travels in Alaska, Mexico, and Japan; meeting Morris Graves; religious painting; and the importance of the human figure to art.
Biographical / Historical:
Guy Anderson (1906-1998) was a painter, from LaConner, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 27 minutes.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Washington (State) -- History  Search this
Artists -- Northwestern States -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- Northwestern States  Search this
Art, American -- Northwestern States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.anders83
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-anders83

Oral history interview with Kenneth Callahan

Interviewee:
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Prince, Sue Ann  Search this
Names:
Seattle Art Museum  Search this
Anderson, Guy, 1906-1998  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 October 27-December 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Kenneth Callahan conducted 1982 October 27-1982 December 19, by Sue Ann Kendall, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project.
Callahan speaks of his childhood in Montana; his education; working as an illustrator; early shows of his work; mural commissions; the Northwest arts community, particularly Morris Graves, Guy Anderson and Mark Tobey; changes in his subject matter and interests; the increasing abstraction in his painting; the fire in his studio; his relationship with the Seattle Art Museum, where he worked as a curator for 20 years; collectors he has known; experimenting with other media; and contemporary art and its future.
Biographical / Historical:
Kenneth Callahan (1905-1986) was a painter, muralist, writer, and curator from Long Beach, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 27 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Northwestern States -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- Northwestern States  Search this
Art, American -- Northwestern States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.callah82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-callah82

Guy Irving Anderson letters

Creator:
Anderson, Guy, 1906-1998  Search this
Names:
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Isaacs, Walter F.  Search this
Patterson, Ambrose, 1877-1966  Search this
Root, Edward Wales, d. 1956  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Wehr, Wesley, 1929-2004  Search this
Extent:
32 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Woodcuts
Linocuts.
Date:
1940-1979
Scope and Contents:
Letters recieved, from Albert Einstein, Morris Graves, Edward W. Root, Otto Seligman, Mark Tobey, Wesley C. Wehr and others. Also includes handmade Christmas cards from Walter Isaacs (linocut) and Ambrose Patterson (woodcut).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Seattle, Washington.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Wesley Wehr, a friend of Anderson.
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 -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Genre/Form:
Woodcuts
Linocuts.
Identifier:
AAA.andeguy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-andeguy

Guy Anderson : artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Anderson, Guy 1906-1998  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Guy  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000063
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_136756

Betty Bowen Viewpoint, (sculpture)

Title:
Untitled, (sculpture)
Designer:
Steinbrueck, Victor 1911-1985  Search this
Painter:
Anderson, Guy 1906-1998  Search this
Fabricator:
Olympia Stone Company  Search this
Medium:
Concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Seattle Seattle Arts Commission 312 1st Avenue North Seattle Washington 98109
Located Marshall Park West Highland Drive & 7th Avenue West Seattle Washington
Date:
1977
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Homage--Bowen, Betty  Search this
Control number:
IAS WA000490
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_335972

Dry Country, (painting)

Painter:
Anderson, Guy 1906-1998  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Seattle Art Museum 100 University Street Seattle Washington 98101
Date:
1955
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56490174
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_424810

Circle of Life, (painting)

Painter:
Anderson, Guy 1906-1998  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington Accession Number: 1974.3
Date:
1972
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Allegory--Life  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56650197
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465401

Cultural Fragments: Han Haida Creek, (painting)

Painter:
Anderson, Guy 1906-1998  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic paint and pastel on paper
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington Accession Number: 1997.24.4
Date:
1962
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Ethnic--Haida  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56650198
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465402

Deposition of a Miner, (painting)

Painter:
Anderson, Guy 1906-1998  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, ink and pastel on apper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington Accession Number: 1967.1
Date:
1952
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Mining  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56650199
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465403

Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Anderson, Guy 1906-1998  Search this
Medium:
Tempera on paper on panel
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington Accession Number: 1992.16.2
Date:
1957
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56650200
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465404

Skimming the Sea, (painting)

Painter:
Anderson, Guy 1906-1998  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paper mounted on panel
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington Accession Number: 2010.6.3
Date:
1983
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56650201
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465405

Winter Wheat, (painting)

Painter:
Anderson, Guy 1906-1998  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington Accession Number: 2000.10.1
Date:
1953
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--Plant--Wheat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56650202
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465406

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