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Christian Brinton papers, 1874-1967

Creator:
Brinton, Christian, 1870-1942  Search this
Subject:
Chester County Art Association (Chester County, Pa.)  Search this
Citation:
Christian Brinton papers, 1874-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art criticism -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Curators -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10159
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213142
AAA_collcode_brinchri
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213142

Paul F. Keene papers, circa 1940-1987

Creator:
Keene, Paul F., 1920-2009  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Paul F. Keene papers, circa 1940-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10164
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213147
AAA_collcode_keenpaul
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213147

Arthur B. Carles papers

Creator:
Carles, Arthur B., 1882-1952  Search this
Names:
Baker, Sarah, 1899-  Search this
Carles, Caroline Robinson  Search this
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
McCarter, Henry, 1866-1942  Search this
Ottenberg, Perry, 1924-  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Speiser, Maurice J. (Maurice Joseph), 1880-  Search this
Tyson, Carol  Search this
Tyson, Henry  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
0.92 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Photographs
Date:
1912-1983
Summary:
The papers of Philadelphia painter Arthur B. Carles measure 0.92 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1983. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed materials, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Philadelphia painter Arthur B. Carles measure 0.92 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1983. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed materials, and photographs.

Correspondence is found for Carles and his wife Caroline Robinson Carles and includes letters from Sarah Baker, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Henry McCarter, John Marin, Leopold Seyffert, Maurice Speiser, Carroll and Henry Tyson, and Franklin Watkins, among others. One diary contains brief entries. Additional writings are by Carles and Perry Ottenberg. Photographs are of Carles, his studio, family and friends, exhibitions, and works of art.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 1 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Missing Title

Series 1: Arthur B. Carles papers, 1912-1983 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1-2, MGP 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur B. Carles (1882-1952) was a painter and art instructor active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Born in 1882 in Philadelphia, Arthur B. Carles studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1900-1907. There he studied with Thomas Pollock Anshutz, Hugh Breckenridge, Henry McCarter, Cecilia Beaux, and William Merritt Chase. Carles traveled to France in 1907 and stayed until 1910, becoming close friends with John Marin and Eduard Steichen. He displayed his work in the Salon d'Automne of 1908.

Upon Carles' return to Philadelphia, he accepted a position at the Pennsylvania Academy as an instructor of French and American modernism. In 1910 his work was included in the "Younger American Painters" show held at Alfred Stieglitz's New York gallery, 291. Also, Stieglitz gave Carles his first one-man show in 1912. Carles exhibited at the Armory Show of 1913.

Arthur Carles had one daughter, painter Mercedes Matter. He married Carolina Robinson as his second wife in 1972. Later in life, he suffered from alcoholism and had a stroke in 1941 that left him an invalid. Carles died in 1952.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 1052 and 4270-4273) including correspondence, writings and notes, business material, artwork, photographs, and business records. Loaned materials were returned to the lenders and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
A portion of the Arthur B. Carles collection was loaned for microfilming by Steven Casamassima in 1976. Sara F. Swanson and Perry Ottenberg, Philadelphia collectors, donated papers in 1985 and Ottenberg lent additional material for microfilming in 1989.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Photographs
Citation:
Arthur B. Carles papers, 1912-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlarth
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Arthur B. Carles papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98a6644d9-9b9e-4276-a248-ec5a94df3c68
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carlarth
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Oral history interview with Henry Plumer McIlhenny, 1974 Oct. 28

Interviewee:
McIlhenny, Henry P. (Henry Plumer)  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Rosenberg, Paul  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Henry Plumer McIlhenny, 1974 Oct. 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12420
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212880
AAA_collcode_mcilhe74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212880

Oral history interview with Henry Plumer McIlhenny

Interviewee:
McIlhenny, Henry P.  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Names:
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Rosenberg, Paul, 1881-1959  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 Oct. 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Henry Plumer McIlhenny conducted 1974 Oct. 28, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
McIlhenny speaks about his parent's interest in collecting; his own collecting; studying with Paul Sachs at Harvard; his interest in 19th century art, travels to Europe, purchasing works by Seurat, Degas, Ingres, and Chardin; dealers he worked with including Paul Rosenberg and Valentine Dudensing; his tenure as decorative arts curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, staff, and exhibitions; the completion of the museum building by the WPA; and commissioning paintings from Franklin Watkins.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry McIlhenny (1910-1986) was an art collector, curator, and arts administrator from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 4 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mcilhe74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95059e7ad-2665-4c28-838f-86c40c55fa10
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcilhe74
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Rafael Ferrer, 1990 Sept. 19

Interviewee:
Ferrer, Rafael, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Frances  Search this
Lewis, Sydney  Search this
Granell, Eugenio Fernández  Search this
Syracuse University  Search this
Philadelphia College of Art  Search this
Nancy Hoffman Gallery  Search this
Philadelphia College of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rafael Ferrer, 1990 Sept. 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Art and music  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13548
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214382
AAA_collcode_ferrer90
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214382

Oral history interview with Mansfield Bascom and Ruth Esherick Bascom about Wharton Esherick, 1990 July 13

Interviewee:
Bascom, Mansfield  Search this
Interviewer:
Polsky, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Bascom, Ruth Esherick  Search this
Esherick, Wharton  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mansfield Bascom and Ruth Esherick Bascom about Wharton Esherick, 1990 July 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12694
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213933
AAA_collcode_bascom90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213933

Katherine Dunn Pagon papers relating to the Barnes Foundation, [ca. 1938-1961]

Creator:
Pagon, Katherine W. Dunn, 1892-1988  Search this
Subject:
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs)  Search this
Kimball, Fiske  Search this
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Citation:
Katherine Dunn Pagon papers relating to the Barnes Foundation, [ca. 1938-1961]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6353
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215094
AAA_collcode_pagokath
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215094

Barnes Foundation lecture notes, 1963-1964

Creator:
Loper, Edward L., 1916-2011  Search this
Subject:
De Mazia, Violette  Search this
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Citation:
Barnes Foundation lecture notes, 1963-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Merion  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10141
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213068
AAA_collcode_lopeedwl
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213068

John Wanamaker department store art gallery records, [ca. 1908]-1941

Creator:
John Wanamaker (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Cooper, Colin Campbell, Jr  Search this
Bartlett, Paul Wayland  Search this
Munkácsy, Mihály  Search this
Wanamaker, Rodman  Search this
Wanamaker, John  Search this
Citation:
John Wanamaker department store art gallery records, [ca. 1908]-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art, Modern -- French -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10145
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213116
AAA_collcode_johnwana
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213116

Emlen Etting papers, 1928-1987

Creator:
Etting, Emlen, 1905-1993  Search this
Subject:
Lhote, André  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Citation:
Emlen Etting papers, 1928-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7018
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209151
AAA_collcode_ettiemle
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209151

Selected art related papers from the Simon Gratz Collection, [ca. 1770-1921]

Creator:
Gratz, Simon  Search this
Subject:
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Humphreys, Joshua  Search this
Otis, Bass  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Thomson, Charles  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Citation:
Selected art related papers from the Simon Gratz Collection, [ca. 1770-1921]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10894
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214671
AAA_collcode_gratsimo
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214671

Arthur B. Carles papers, 1912-1983

Creator:
Carles, Arthur B., 1882-1952  Search this
Subject:
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Tyson, Henry  Search this
Tyson, Carol  Search this
Speiser, Maurice J. (Maurice Joseph)  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Ottenberg, Perry  Search this
Baker, Sarah  Search this
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis)  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
McCarter, Henry  Search this
Carles, Caroline Robinson  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Photographs
Citation:
Arthur B. Carles papers, 1912-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5963
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208808
AAA_collcode_carlarth
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208808
Online Media:

Christian Brinton scrapbooks, 1899-1925

Creator:
Brinton, Christian, 1870-1942  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Christian Brinton scrapbooks, 1899-1925. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art criticism -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10352
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213596
AAA_collcode_brinchrs
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213596

Street sights : ICA street sights, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, May 1-18, 1980 / windows, Colette ... [et al.] ; performances, Tina Girouard, Pat Oleszko ; ICA in transit, Julie Jensen ... [et al.]

Author:
Marincola, Paula  Search this
University of Pennsylvania Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Physical description:
25 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
1980
C1980
20th century
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Show windows--Exhibitions  Search this
Street art--Exhibitions  Search this
Arts, Modern--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NX511.P35 S8X
NX511.P35S8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_142519

Selected art related papers from the Simon Gratz Collection

Collector:
Gratz, Simon  Search this
Names:
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848  Search this
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Humphreys, Joshua, 1751-1838  Search this
Otis, Bass, 1784-1861  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Extent:
3 Reels (ca. 500 items (on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
[ca. 1770-1921]
Scope and Contents:
Selected letters, sketches, writings, clippings and printed material collected by Simon Gratz, primarily from the "Painters, sculptors, and engravers" section (ca. 400 items) of the Cultural life, arts and sciences autograph series. Other sections filmed include Benjamin West correspondence; Charles Thomson correspondence; Joshua Humphreys letters; and one or more letters from the following categories: American miscellaneous, European painters and sculptors, Chaplains colonial wars and revolution, Roman Catholic prelates, British Authors, British literary misc., European explorers and antiquaries, American poets, Univ. presidents, American scientists, American authors, American prose, American literary misc., U.S. Senators, and others.
The Painters, sculptors, and engravers section contains ca. 400 items, primarily letters, of prominent eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth century American artists, such as Albert Bierstadt, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Cole, John Singleton Copley, Asher B. Durand, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, John Trumbull, and others. Many of the letters are addressed to Albert Rosenthal. Also included are sketches, writings, clippings, and printed material pertaining to the artists. The Benjamin West papers, 1877-1819, (reel P23, fr. 1-85) include letters to West, letters from and about West, and cards, a certificate, and engraving of him.
The Charles Thomson papers (reels P21, fr. 800-813 and P22, fr. 1-7) include material relating to craftsmen in New York and Philadelphia, 1784-1787; correspondence with Joseph Delaplaine, 1816-1817, concerning Delaplaine's having a portrait of Thomson painted by Bass Otis; a letter to Thomson from G.P. Norris, Jr., Jan. 26, 1819, referring to Trumbull's painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; and bills from cabinetmaker Alexander Anderson. The Humphreys' letters are from Charles Willson Peale, Mar. 4, 1795, and William Rush, Apr. 30, 1795.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1955 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gratsimo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93c343bb8-5467-4d6e-8577-f7ed1493be9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gratsimo

Biographical Data and Chronologies

Collection Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1983, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers / Series 2: Lee Krasner Papers / 2.1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94b0d8ec7-f1fe-4d08-b41c-2ba3d8d636e1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-polljack-ref235
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Oral history interview with Mansfield Bascom and Ruth Esherick Bascom about Wharton Esherick

Interviewee:
Bascom, Mansfield  Search this
Bascom, Ruth Esherick  Search this
Interviewer:
Polsky, Richard  Search this
Names:
Esherick, Wharton  Search this
Extent:
78 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 July 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruth and Mansfield Bascom concerning artist Wharton Esherick, conducted 1990 July 13, by Richard Polsky, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Wharton Esherick was the father of Ruth Bascom. The Bascoms discuss Esherick's childhood sketching; studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; professional life including painting, printmaking, frame carving, sculpture and furniture making; stylistic development, working methods, clients, materials, and exhibitions; his stays in Fairhope, Alabama; his "organic" life style; and the establishment of the Wharton Esherick Museum.
Biographical / Historical:
Mansfield Bascom married Ruth Esherick and is the son-in-law of Wharton Esherick (1887-1970), who was a sculptor, painter, printmaker, wood-carver and furniture maker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 15 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 of artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Cabinetmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Wood-carvers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bascom90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f227f909-a309-4144-a2eb-c8a4596e1ead
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bascom90
Online Media:

Emlen Etting papers

Creator:
Etting, Emlen, 1905-1993  Search this
Names:
Lhote, André, 1885-1962  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1928-1987
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, journal, writings, printed material, scrapbook, and two card files on paintings.
REEL D251: Correspondence; a war journal, July 29 through August 26, 1944, recounting the liberation of Paris; a limited edition book, 1932, GRAVEYARD BY THE SEA (LE CIMETIERE MARIN) by Paul Valéry, in French with English translation and original illustrations by Etting; clippings and critical material; exhibition catalogs and announcements; speeches, broadcasts and writings.
REELS 4158-4159: A manuscript "A Studio in Paris" describing Etting's experiences studying with Andre Lhote in Paris, 1928-1931, and a volume of illustrations for the manuscript; ten volumes of scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings, exhibition invitations and checklists; photographs of works of art, models, exhibition installations, and of Etting's school in Philadelphia; and two card files containing data on Etting's paintings, one compiled by an intern, 1985.
REEL 4340: Three exhibition catalogs and two postcards.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and illustrator; Philadelphia, Pa. Died 1993. During the Second World War, Etting was an official French language announcer in London for the American Broadcast stations in Europe.
Provenance:
Material on reel D251 donated by Etting, 1966. He lent papers on reels 4158-4159 in 1988 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. A few additional items of printed material were donated by Etting (reel 4340), and transferred to NMAA/NPG Library after filming.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.ettiemle
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90f8decbd-5075-4bfe-8699-9c61bb866b5d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ettiemle

Paul F. Keene papers

Creator:
Keene, Paul F., Jr., 1920-2009  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1940-1987
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter and educator Paul F. Keene consists of correspondence regarding Keene's application for the Whitney Fellowship, Mr. Whitney's purchase of a painting, and a letter from Humbert Howard regarding an award and exhibition of Keene's painting at the Pyramid Club; diplomas; and painting inventories. Also included is a scrapbook containing portraits of Keene as a student, his time in Paris, and of his exhibitions, as well as a letter from the Whitney regarding an exhibition. Photographs and printed material are also included in the collection. Photographs depict Keene's paintings; family; students at Tyler; Keene and fellow artists in front of Galerie Huit in Paris; Keene's apartment; friends in Paris and Haiti; and Keene teaching at Philadelphia College of Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul F. Keene, Jr. (1920-2009) was an African American painter and educator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Tuskegee Airman in WWII, Keene used his G.I. Bill to study at Academie Julian in Paris. While in Paris, he was a founding member of Galerie Huit, a collective gallery for American artists. Keene received a John J. Whitney fellowhip and studied and taught in Haiti from 1952-1954. He also exhibited his work while there. Upon his return to the United States, Keene taught at the Philadelphia College of Art, the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and at Bucks County Community College.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1988 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.keenpaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ccbbd26c-17eb-42d7-91a5-bdd9b444062d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-keenpaul

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