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Jeanne and Max Wasserman papers

Creator:
Wasserman, Jeanne L.  Search this
Wasserman, Max, 1913-1986  Search this
Names:
180 Beacon Collection of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Extent:
9.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1960-1975]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, exhibition material, photographs, invoices, insurance records, and printed materials relating to the Wasserman's contemporary art collection and building at 180 Beacon St., Boston, Mass., and to the Wasserman family art collection. Reflected to a lesser degree are associations and financial contributions of the Wassermans to Boston area cultural institutions such as Brandeis University, the Fogg Art Museum, and MIT; and Max Wasserman's service on the MIT Art Committee which acquired major outdoor sculptures for the campus.
Among the nearly 140 artists represented in the 180 Beacon St. Collection are: Hannes Beckmann, Jim Dine, Friedel Dzubas, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Gyorgy Kepes, Kenneth Noland, Otto Piene, Larry Rivers, Varujan Boghosian, Louise Nevelson, George Rickey, Al Held, Lucas Samaras, Christo, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collectors; Boston, Mass. Jeanne (1915- ) was a curator; Max (1913-1986), a businessman. The 180 Beacon St. Collection of Contemporary Art was assembled in the 1960s by the Wassermans, with the advice of a committee consisting of Dorothy Miller of the Museum of Modern Art, H. Harvard Arnason of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, curator Sam Hunter, and Jeanne Wasserman, for the 17-storey apartment building built by the Wasserman Development Corporation. The committee's selections were primarily works by living artists done from the late fifties; slightly more than half were American. In 1975, the Development Corp. went bankrupt and the approximately 160 art objects were dispersed, chiefly at auctions. The Wasserman's personal art collection consisted of work by many of the same artists and included as well large-scale outdoor sculpture.
Provenance:
Donated 1995-1998 by Jeanne L. Wasserman. Additions are expected.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Outdoor Sculpture -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art, American -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wassjean
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fbbde61d-69f0-45bd-8dbe-e07245a600b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wassjean

Ross and Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett papers

Creator:
Moffett, Ross  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Del Deo, Josephine Couch  Search this
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 -- Portraits  Search this
Moffett, Dorothy Lake Gregory, 1893-1975  Search this
Moffett, Ross (Art in narrow streets)  Search this
Rehn, Frank Knox Morton, 1848-1914  Search this
Extent:
7.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.)
Florida -- Pictorial works
Provincetown (Mass.)
Date:
circa 1870-1992
Summary:
This collection measures 7.7 linear feet, dates from circa 1870 to 1992, and documents the life and career of painter Ross Moffett and, to a lesser extent, the life and career of his wife, painter, lithographer, etcher, and illustrator, Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, artwork including sketchbooks, and printed material including published writings, newspaper clippings, press releases, and exhibition catalogs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Ross and Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett papers measure 7.7 linear feet and date from circa 1870 to 1992. Because Dorothy Moffett's papers were received separately they are filed together in Series 13. Series 1-12 deal primarily with the life and career of Ross Moffett. The collection documents Ross Moffett's participation in the Provincetown community as an artist and resident through correspondence, photographs, sketchbooks and printed material, including published writings, news clippings, press releases, and exhibition catalogs. The papers of Dorothy Moffett include family letters, photographs, a journal and original artwork providing scattered documentation of her life and career as an a printmaker and illustrator.

General correspondence primarily focuses on news and financial affairs of the Moffett family farm in Iowa. Also included are letters from Provincetown artist, Edwin Dickinson, and a small amount of correspondence with other artists, collectors and dealers.

Files documenting specific projects that Ross Moffett was involved with are arranged separately and include correspondence, printed material and photographs. Project files have been established for the following projects: the publication of Art in Narrow Streets, the Eisenhower mural, the Cape Cod National Seashore Park and the renovation of the Center Methodist Church.

The series of printed material, 1918-1992, relates to Ross Moffett's career as an artist and his general interest in art. Photographs primarily focus on scenes of Provincetown and include photographs of works of art by Provincetown artists. Also included are photographs of artwork by Moffett arranged chronologically, Moffett's studio in Provincetown, and installations at the Provincetown Art Association Galleries.

Artwork found in Series 10 and 11 includes drawings by Ross Moffett and 85 annotated sketchbooks, including four by Dorothy Moffett.

The collection also houses research notes and files written by Josephine Couch Del Deo in preparation of a biography of Ross Moffett. These annotations provide useful additional information about Moffett's life.

Papers of Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett include Gregory family letters, Dorothy's correspondence with her father, and letters from other family and friends. Also found are drawings, lithographs and etchings by Dorothy and photographs of her family and friends.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into thirteen series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1888-1965 (box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1915-1972 (box 1; 0.6 linear ft)

Series 3: Financial Material, 1933-1971 (box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Notebook/Notes, undated (box 1; 2 folders)

Series 5: Projects, 1880-1969, undated (boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear ft.)

Series 6: Subject File, 1960-1968 (box 2; 1 folder)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1916-1992, undated (boxes 2-4, 7; 1.5 linear ft.)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-1975, undated (box 4; 15 folders)

Series 9: Slides of Art Association, Iowa Farmland and the Chrysler Museum, circa 1960, undated (box 4; 1 folder)

Series 10: Drawings, circa 1929-1934 (box 5; 1 folder)

Series 11: Sketchbooks, 1913-1969 (boxes 5-8; 2.5 linear ft.)

Series 12: Annotations/Item Descriptions by Josephine Couch Del Deo, undated (box 6; 2 folders)

Series 13: Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett Papers, circa 1870-1975 (boxes 9-11; 0.7 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Ross Moffett (1888-1971) was an important figure in the development of modernism in American Art after World War I. His paintings primarily depict the life and landscapes of the Provincetown, Massachusetts area. Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett is perhaps best known as a printmaker and illustrator of children's books and magazines.

Born in Iowa in 1888, Moffett trained at the Art Institute in Chicago and studied with Charles Hawthorne during the summer of 1913, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Moffett then studied at the Art Students League and returned to Provincetown in 1915, to establish himself as an artist. He was one of the founders of the Provincetown Art Association and a leading figure in the art colony for many years. In 1920, Moffett married artist Dorothy Lake Gregory in Brooklyn, New York. Dorothy studied at the Pratt Institute and with Robert Henri and George Bellows in New York, and then went to Provincetown to study with Hawthorne as well.

During the 1920's and 1930's, Ross Moffett's success increased steadily and he had his first one-man show at the Frank Rehn Gallery in New York and also at The Art Institute of Chicago in 1928. He served on several exhibition juries around the country during this time. Between 1936 and 1938, Moffett painted four murals in two Massachusetts post offices for the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). Moffett received full membership to the National Academy of Design in 1942.

While Moffett's painting slowed somewhat during World War II he continued his involvement in the arts by maintaining the Provincetown Art Association. He taught briefly at the University of Miami in Ohio from 1932 to 1933, and returned to Provincetown to pursue painting full-time. In the 1950's, Moffett became interested in archaeology and even delivered a few lectures on the subject. During this time he continued to paint and his art reflected his preoccupation with the science of archaeology. In 1954, Moffett was one of two artists selected by the National Academy of Design to paint murals depicting President Dwight D. Eisenhower's life for the Eisenhower Memorial Museum in Abilene, Kansas. Moffett was chosen to portray Eisenhower's civilian life.

In 1960, Moffett became active in the movement to establish the 1400 acres known as the Province Lands as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. After the park was established Moffett wrote and published a history of the first thirty-three years of the Provincetown Art Association in a book titled Art in Narrow Streets, 1964. He continued to serve as a juror for the Provincetown Art Association and was artist-in-residence for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center in 1970.

Dorothy Moffett also pursued a successful career in art, and publishers such as Rand McNally used her illustrations for youth magazines and childrens books, such as the classic Green Fairy Book. Her work was exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum, the National Academy, and the Brooklyn Museum, and her Alice in Wonderland series of lithographs was purchased for the permanent collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Though best known as a printmaker, Moffett also worked in oil.

Ross Moffett died of cancer on March 13, 1971.
Related Material:
Related resources in the Archives of American Art include a sound recording of a transcribed interview with Ross Moffett by Dorothy Seckler, August 27, 1962; and a sound recording of an untranscribed interview with Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett by Robert F. Brown, September 22, 1972.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D80) including 150 letters relating to art organizations, museums, and government art projects, news clippings, records of the Provincetown Art Association, and the Emergency Committee for the Protection of Province Lands, and miscellaneous publications. Lent materials were returned to Ross Moffett and are now housed at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. This material is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Ross Moffett initally lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1962. The remainder of the collection was donated in 1974 by his widow, Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett (died 1975), via Ross Moffett's biographer, Josephine Del Deo, who turned the papers over in installments. Archaeological material and artifacts received with the papers were donated to the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Landscape painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Topic:
Illustrators  Search this
Muralists -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art students -- New York N.Y. -- Photographs  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Ross and Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett papers, circa 1870-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.moffross
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ac321bdb-9882-4e93-bc33-19a933d21823
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moffross

Institute of Contemporary Art records, 1936-1971

Creator:
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9279
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211474
AAA_collcode_instcabm
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211474

Institute of Contemporary Art records

Creator:
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Extent:
42 Microfilm reels (Loan)
0.2 Linear feet (Gift)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1936-1971
Scope and Contents:
REELS 205-245: Correspondence about exhibitions held and also those not held; minutes; catalogs; bulletins; press releases; clippings; photographs; and miscellaneous printed material.
REEL 1082: Minutes of the corporation, executive committee and board of trustees meetings; treasurers' reports and project reports; agreements, contracts, and proposals; miscellaneous financial papers, including bank statements, receipts, budget proposals, and a promissory note; correspondence; a speech by President Nathaniel Saltonstall; a statement "Modern Art and the American Public," and "A Statement on Modern Art"; notices of meetings, agenda, memorandums, and projected exhibition schedules.
UNMICROFILMED: Catalogs; announcements; and other exhibition material; publications; three photographs; and 15 posters.
Biographical / Historical:
Art foundation and organization; Boston, Mass. Originally known as the Institute of Modern Art until 1948. Changed its name and became more active in industrial design.
Provenance:
Records on microfilm were lent, and unmicrofilmed material donated between 1971 and 1976 by the Institute of Contemporary 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, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Identifier:
AAA.instcabm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9435f95ed-504e-43d7-9b35-5bf714e0280c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-instcabm

Oral history interview with Robert Taylor, 1980 March 13-1990 June 7

Interviewee:
Taylor, Robert, 1925-2009  Search this
Taylor, Robert, 1925-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11634
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216380
AAA_collcode_taylor80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216380
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert Taylor

Interviewee:
Taylor, Robert, 1925-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1980 March 13-1990 June 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Taylor conducted 1980 March 13-1990 June 7, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Taylor (1925-2009) was an art, literary and music critic, author, educator, and lecturer from Boston, Massachusetts. Wrote for the Boston Herald, 1952-1967, Boston Globe, 1968-1989. Columns for New Boston Review, later appearing in "Atlantic Monthly," were written under pseudonym Count Bibesco.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels and 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 46 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.taylor80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9eab44bbc-15a9-4381-b5b6-f397a2f758d6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-taylor80
Online Media:

Maurice Brazil and Charles Prendergast selected papers, [ca.1865]-1992

Creator:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Subject:
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Glackens, Ira  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13419
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214583
AAA_collcode_prenmaur
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214583

Jeanne and Max Wasserman papers, [ca. 1960-1975]

Creator:
Wasserman, Jeanne L., 1915-2006  Search this
Wasserman, Max, 1913-1986  Search this
Wasserman, Jeanne L., 1915-2006  Search this
Subject:
180 Beacon Collection of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Outdoor sculpture -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art, American -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6556
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215832
AAA_collcode_wassjean
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215832

Robert Taylor papers, l952-1990

Creator:
Taylor, Robert, 1925-2009  Search this
Taylor, Robert, 1925-2009  Search this
Subject:
Allen, Fred  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
McGilligan, Patrick  Search this
Bannard, Walter Darby  Search this
Davenport, Will  Search this
Eichenberg, Fritz  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Schwartz, Henry  Search this
Styron, William  Search this
Swan, Barbara  Search this
Updike, John  Search this
Wolfe, Tom  Search this
Place:
Saranac Lake (N.Y.) -- History
Topic:
Boston herald  Search this
Boston globe  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8802
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210987
AAA_collcode_taylrobe
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210987

Lawrence Kupferman papers, 1941-1971

Creator:
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982  Search this
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982  Search this
Subject:
Bloom, Hyman  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Marshall, Joan  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art and literature  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9176
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211371
AAA_collcode_kupflawr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211371

Vose Galleries of Boston records, circa 1876, bulk 1920-1940

Creator:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Subject:
Vose, Robert Churchill  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina  Search this
Jonniaux, Alfred  Search this
Ladd, Anna Coleman (sculptor)  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Norton, William E.  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill)  Search this
Arthur U. Newton Galleries  Search this
Ehrich Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Howard Young Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jill Newhouse (Gallery)  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Milch Galleries  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
R.C. & N.M. Vose (Firm)  Search this
Robert C. Vose Galleries  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Manuscript
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Picture frame industry -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Picture frames and framing  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9272
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211467
AAA_collcode_vosegall
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211467
Online Media:

Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection, 1813-1953, bulk 1915-1925

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Subject:
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Type:
Exhibition catalogs
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Massachusetts -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Exhibitions  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Publications  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9520
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211719
AAA_collcode_archamea
Theme:
Art Market
Publications
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211719
Online Media:

Interviews of artists by Brian O'Doherty, [ca. 1962]

Creator:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian, 1928-  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Subject:
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Lippold, Richard  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Baskin, Leonard  Search this
Chagall, Marc  Search this
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10643
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214219
AAA_collcode_musefabi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214219

Elizabeth Piutti-Barth papers, 1893-1954

Creator:
Piutti-Barth, Elizabeth, 1872-1959  Search this
Piutti-Barth, Elizabeth, 1872-1959  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7135
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209269
AAA_collcode_piuteliz
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209269

Carrig-Rohane Shop records, 1903-1962

Creator:
Carrig-Rohane Shop  Search this
Carrig-Rohane Shop  Search this
Subject:
Vose, Robert Churchill  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Thulin, Walfred  Search this
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Thulin-Murphy (Firm : Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Carrig-Rohane Shop (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Picture frames and framing  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Picture frame industry -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7204
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209341
AAA_collcode_carrshop
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209341
Online Media:

On the passage of a few people through a rather brief moment in time : the Situationist International, 1957-1972 / Elisabeth Sussman, editor

Author:
Sussman, Elisabeth 1939-  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Musée national d'art moderne (France)  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England)  Search this
Subject:
Internationale situationniste  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 200 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Europe
Date:
1989
C1989
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Modern  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)--History  Search this
Call number:
NX542.O5 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407112

Robert Taylor papers

Topic:
Boston herald
Boston globe
Creator:
Taylor, Robert, 1925-2009  Search this
Names:
Allen, Fred, 1894-1956  Search this
Bannard, Walter Darby, 1934-  Search this
Davenport, Will  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
McGilligan, Patrick  Search this
Schwartz, Henry, 1927-  Search this
Styron, William, 1925-  Search this
Swan, Barbara, 1922-  Search this
Updike, John  Search this
Wolfe, Tom  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Saranac Lake (N.Y.) -- History
Date:
l952-1990
Scope and Contents:
Ca. 600 letters, 1961-1990, from artists, authors, poets, editors, curators, publishers, critics and others, primarily in response to Taylor's reviews, columns, and books, and some supplying information for his columns. Among the correspondents are Darby Barnard, Claire Leighton, Will Davenport, Fritz Eichenberg, Clement Greenberg, Jack Levine, Patrick McGilligan, Henry Schwartz, Beverly Swan, William Styron, John Updike, and Tom Wolfe. A 1983 letter from Davenport encloses a mss. of a paper he wrote in 1956, "Search for the Most American of American Painters." Also included are 5 scrapbooks, 1952-1957, containing clippings of Taylor's reviews and columns, and letters of appreciation; and loose reviews and articles by Taylor written for various Boston area arts magazines.
Enclosed in the correspondence are a few photographs, including two of Taylor, 3 of Carl Nelson, one of G.D. Hackett and Andre Kertisz, and one of Fred Allen and Herman Wouk.
Biographical / Historical:
Art, literary, and music critic; author; educator; lecturer, Boston, Mass. Wrote for the Boston Herald, 1952-1967, Boston Globe, 1968-1989. Columns for New Boston Review, later appearing in Atlantic Monthly, were written under pseudonym Count Bibesco.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 and 1990 by Robert Taylor.
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:
Art critics -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art critics -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.taylrobe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw903038ea8-fbb6-46af-86d4-cebaf4237cd1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-taylrobe

Maurice Brazil and Charles Prendergast selected papers

Creator:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Names:
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
[ca.1865]-1992
Scope and Contents:
Selected material from the Prendergast Archive, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. Included are: a descriptive list of contents on the microfilm; letters from Maurice to his brother Charles during trips to Paris, 1907, and Venice, 1911-1912, and a draft of a letter to William Glackens about Marsden Hartley, ca. 1908, with transcriptions by the Prendergast Archive; letters to Charles and his wife, Eugenie, 1900-1956, from John Singer Sargent, Van Wyck Brooks, Walter Pach, Ira Glackens, Edith Glackens, and others. Also included are Maurice's address book, ca. 1914-1923?; Charles' diaries of trips to France, 1927 and 1929, containing 3 pencil sketches;
Maurice's and Charles' diary and addresses, 1918-1925; and a partial record of the Prendergast/Germaine family history recorded in a Bible and birth and death documents of family members. Miscellany pertaining to Maurice includes a sketch on his Macbeth Gallery exhibition catalog, 1900; an informal translation of an article on Paul Cezanne, ca. 1908; a notebook p. inscribed with his name and address; and a bronze medal awarded for third prize in an American oil painting exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Miscellany of Charles includes his driver's license, a sketch; notes; and signatures. Also included are a photograph of their painting "The Spirit of the Hunt," inscribed by them to a friend, 1918; printed material collected by them; a list of their books; photographs of Maurice, Charles, family, friends, and of works of art by other artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Maurice: painter, watercolorist, illustrator and graphic artist; Boston, Mass. and New York, N.Y. Charles: painter, sculptor, craftsman, and framemaker; Boston, Mass., New York, N.Y. and Westport, Conn. Maurice was an Impressionist and early modernist. He painted scenes along the Massachusetts and Maine coasts as well as in Paris, Venice, Rome, and French coastal towns; exhibited with "The Eight" (1908), and was a contributor to the Armory show (1913). Charles achieved prominence as a craftsman and framemaker (1891-1912), and later specialized in painted, gilded, and incised panels of exotic and folk subjects (1912-1948).
Provenance:
Loaned for microfilming in 1992 by the Prendergast Archive and Study Center. Located in the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass., it contains archival materials pertaining to the Prendergasts, donated by Mrs. Charles Prendergast, as well as research materials and files amassed for the publication of MAURICE BRAZIL PRENDERGAST, CHARLES PRENDERGAST: A CATALOG RAISONNE (1990).
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.prenmaur
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99c003508-387b-4bfd-a0b0-07971542a85b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-prenmaur

Elizabeth Piutti-Barth papers

Creator:
Piutti-Barth, Elizabeth, 1872-1959  Search this
Extent:
250 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1893-1954
Scope and Contents:
An undated typescript of a lecture "Painting a Portrait"; exhibition catalogs and invitations, undated and 1911-1941; clippings, undated and 1919-1954; photographs of Piutti-Barth, her St. Botolph studio, her home, and her still life and portrait paintings. Subjects of portrait paintings include Governor of Massachusetts, Frank Allen, the actress, Jeanne Eagles, musicians, and others, many unidentified.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter; Boston, Mass.
Provenance:
Some items have been annotated in pencil by Erica Cawley, the donor of this collection and the daughter of Elizabeth Piutti-Barth. Information in ink on the backs of photographs was written by the artist.
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:
Portrait painting -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.piuteliz
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw914aa5f95-0d85-4068-bdf7-7a8c4473847a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-piuteliz

Interviews of artists by Brian O'Doherty

Creator:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Interviewer:
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Names:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Extent:
9 Sound tapes ((Partially transcribed on 126 p.), 7 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tapes
Date:
[ca. 1962]
Scope and Contents:
Interviews conducted by Brian O'Doherty for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's "Invitation to Art" program, aired on channel 2, television station WGBH, Boston, Massachusetts. Interviewees include: Josef Albers, Leonard Baskin, Marc Chagall, Walter Gropius, Edward Hopper, Jack Levine, Jacques Lipchitz, Richard Lippold and Ben Shahn.
Provenance:
Donated 1964 by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Restrictions:
All except Chagall interview: Patrons must use transcripts.
Occupation:
Artists -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.musefabi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94bcb3c1f-20d2-49bf-9b6b-2ef4f7882161
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-musefabi

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