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William Anderson Coffin papers, 1886-1924

Creator:
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Subject:
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Warren, Whitney  Search this
Mauer, Alfred  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Gay, Walter  Search this
Gussow, Bernard  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Société des artistes français  Search this
Exposition d'artistes de l'école Américaine (1919 : Paris, France)  Search this
American Rights Committee  Search this
American Artists' Committee of One Hundred  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Musée d'histoire et d'art (Luxembourg)  Search this
Committee for the Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture (Paris, France)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
William Anderson Coffin papers, 1886-1924. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Harper's Weekly  Search this
New York Post  Search this
Art Exhibitions France Paris  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7476
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209634
AAA_collcode_coffwill
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209634
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Charles Sheeler papers

Creator:
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Arensberg, Louise S. (Louise Stevenson), 1879-1953  Search this
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Eidlitz, Dorothy  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Lane, William H.  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
Newhall, Nancy Wynne.  Search this
Rourke, Constance, 1885-1941  Search this
Sheeler, Musya, 1908-1981  Search this
Waters, George  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963  Search this
Photographer:
Sheeler, Musya, 1908-1981  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Extent:
4.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Artifacts
Awards
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Scrapbooks
Writings
Date:
circa 1840s-1966
bulk 1923-1965
Summary:
The papers of painter, photographer, lithographer and industrial designer Charles Sheeler measure 4.9 linear feet and date from circa 1840s to 1966, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923-1965. The collection documents Sheeler's family, personal life and career through financial and medical records, awards, correspondence, writings, an autobiography, journal and notebooks, scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs and announcements, printed materials, photographs, funeral records and artwork by Sheeler and others. The collection is particularly rich in Sheeler's writings, and also includes Sheeler's industrial designs and manufactured artwork. Notable photographs include Sheeler with Edward Weston, Edward Steichen, and John Marin.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, photographer, lithographer and industrial designer Charles Sheeler measure 4.9 linear feet and date from circa 1840s to 1966, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923-1965. The collection documents Sheeler's family, personal life and career through financial and medical records, awards, correspondence, writings, an autobiography, journal and notebooks, scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs and announcements, printed materials, photographs, funeral records and artwork by Sheeler and others. The collection is particularly rich in Sheeler's writings, and also includes Sheeler's industrial designs and manufactured artwork. There are photographs of Sheeler with Edward Weston, Edward Steichen, and John Marin.

Biographical materials date from 1875, and 1928-1965, and include funeral records, medical records, insurance, tax, and scattered financial records. There is one folder of records relating to artwork and exhibitions, as well as Sheeler's numerous certificates, prizes and awards, and the condolence book used at his funeral.

Correspondence consists of Sheeler's personal and professional correspondence dating from 1937-1966 with friends, artists, dealers, collectors, photographers, and curators. Notable correspondents include Ansel Adams, Walter and Louise Arensberg, William Lane, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, George Waters, William Carlos Williams, and Edward Weston. The series also includes correspondence with the Archives of American Art, Sheeler's biographer Constance Rourke, and with publishers, editors, children, and the general public. Lastly, there are condolence letters written to Musya Sheeler following Sheeler's death in May 1965.

Writings include Sheeler's journal dating from the 1950s-1963 and two notebooks containing notes, addresses, recipes, etc. Also found are Sheeler's writings on artists, drafts for articles, and a manuscript and notes for an autobiography that Sheeler wrote for Harcourt Brace. The autobiography became the basis for Constance Rourke's biography Charles Sheeler: Artist in the American Tradition published in 1938. The writing series also includes a short story by Musya Sheeler, and an illustrated short story by friend Dorothy Eidlitz.

The scrapbook series contains two oversize scrapbooks dating from 1930s-1960s that include newspaper and magazine clippings about Sheeler and his artwork, exhibition announcements and brochures, a poem, and a thank you letter from Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

Additional printed materials date from 1923-1966 and document Sheeler's numerous exhibitions, notably his partnership with Edith Halpert and the Downtown Gallery. Found here are clippings, copies of magazines, exhibition announcements and catalogs, museum bulletings, books, and miscellaneous items.

Photographs date from circa 1840s-1963 and include photographs of Sheeler's family, of Sheeler, and of Sheeler with friends and colleagues. There is one daguerreotype, two ambrotypes, and two tintypes of Sheeler's family and of Sheeler as a child. There are copyprints of these originals. Additional photographs are of Sheeler's mother and father (or possibly Sheeler's grandparent), of Sheeler, of Sheeler with his wife Musya, Sheeler with William Lane, Sheeler with Edward Weston, and Sheeler with Edward Steichen and John Marin. The series also includes photographs of Sheeler's collection of Shaker furniture, and photographs of exhibitions.

Artwork by Sheeler dates from circa 1930s-1960s and includes artifacts of manufactured pieces based on his industrial designs. Found are a glass tumbler, salt and pepper shakers, a tea spoon, fabrics designed by Sheeler, and sketches. The series also includes a drawing by Peggy Bacon and a photograph by Minor White.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series. Materials are arranged by material type and chronologically or alphabetically thereafter:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1875, 1928-1965 (Boxes 1, 5, OV10; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1937-1966 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1930s-1965 (Boxes 1-2 ; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1930s-1960s (Boxes 2, 6; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1923-1966 (Boxes 2-4, 7; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1840s-1963 (Box 4, OV11; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1930s-1960s (Boxes 4-5, 8-9, OV12-OV14; 1.1 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Painter, photographer, lithographer and designer, Charles Rettew Sheeler Jr. was born on July 16, 1883 to Mary Cunningham Sheeler and Charles Rettew Sheeler in Philadelphia. He attended the School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia from 1900-1903 and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied under William Merritt Chase. He found early success as a painter and exhibited at the Macbeth Gallery in 1908.

Around 1910 Sheeler took up photography, and by 1912 financially supported himself photographing buildings for local Philadelphia architects. The following year, Sheeler exhibited six paintings at the 1913 Armory Show in New York. In the mid 1910s, Sheeler began to collect American antiques, and by the 1920s was actively acquiring Shaker crafts and furniture.

In 1916, Sheeler was hired by Marius de Zayas of the Modern Gallery in New York to photograph objects and artwork. From 1917-1924, he worked as the staff photographer for the Modern Gallery and moved to New York in 1918. In 1920, Sheeler was hired as a still photographer for The Arts Magazine.

In 1926, Sheeler was hired by Edward Steichen to work as a fashion and celebrity photographer for Conde Nast Publications. His photographs were regularly featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair, but Sheeler also worked as a still life photographer for numerous advertising agencies. The following year, he was commissioned by the advertising firm N.W. Ayer and Son to photograph Ford Motor Company's new plant at River Rouge.

While working as a photographer, Sheeler continued to paint and used the subjects and composition of his photographs as a basis for his painting. His paintings Skyscrapers, 1922; Upper Deck, 1929; and American Landscape, 1930 are examples of Sheeler's technique of merging photographic imagery with painting and his overall precisionist style.

In 1931, upon the advice and guidance of Edith Halpert of the Downtown Gallery, Sheeler began to paint more often and to photograph less. Halpert became Sheeler's primarily dealer, and from 1931-1966 regularly exhibited his paintings and drawings. With Halpert's support, Sheeler produced Classic Landscape, 1931; American Interior, 1934; Silo, 1938; Amoskeag Canal, 1948; and Convolutions, 1952. In addition to Sheeler's partnership with Halpert, his work was exhibited by other galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad.

In 1939, Sheeler married his second wife, Musya Metas Sokolova (1908-1981) and, in 1942, the couple moved to Irvington-on-Hudson, New York. Sheeler continued to paint and photograph until he suffered a debilitating stroke in 1959. After 1959, Sheeler remained active exhibiting his artwork until his death on May 7, 1965 in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections that are related to Charles Sheeler.

There are two oral history interviews with Sheeler conducted by Mary Bartlett Cowdrey in December 1958, and by Martin Friedman in June 1959. The Archives also has the records of the Macbeth Gallery, which include a substantial amount of correspondence with Sheeler from 1907-1921, and the Downtown Gallery records, which also include correspondence with Sheeler, photographs of Sheeler and his artwork, exhibition publications, clippings, press releases, and audio visual materials dating from 1904-1972.

Also found in the the Archives is a loan of Charles Sheeler letters filmed on reel NY/59-5 containing letters written by Sheeler to his psychologist and art collector, Dr. Helen Boigon, art student George Craven, and friend William Carlos Williams, all dating from 1939-1958. There is a collection of six letters of Sheeler letters addressed to Doris Royce, possibly an art critic, dating from 1949-1957. Miscellaneous manuscript collections include one letter written by Sheeler to E.P. Richardson in 1958, and another letter written to Frank Crowninshield in September, 1939.
Separated Material:
Portions of Sheeler's papers that were originally loaned for microfilming were not included in the later gifts and are available only on microfilm reel NSH-1. A watercolor study microfilmed on reel 1811 was later transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. These materials are not described in the container list of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Charles Sheeler's wife Musya initially loaned the papers to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1958, 1965, and 1966. In June, 1966, she donated most of the earlier loaned materials. In 1964, Sheeler's friend Howard Lipman donated three photographs of Sheeler with Edward Steichen and John Marin. The third accrual was transferred to the Archives by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Library in June 1979.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Works of art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Lithographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Industrial designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Artifacts
Awards
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Scrapbooks
Writings
Citation:
Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966, bulk 1923-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sheechar
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97080c38f-51c0-443b-808a-a0c408c8352d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sheechar
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Atelier of the living brochure

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1949 Jan
Scope and Contents:
Brochure with 8 typewritten leaves, announcing the first meeting of the "Atelier of the living" on Jan. 29th, 1949 in Detroit. The Atelier is described as a group comprised of "painters, sculptors, designers, musicians, theatre folk, writers, photographers, dancers, craftsmen, art critics, [and] architects, amateur and professional" joined together in creating "a new joint adventure in shared creation and enthusiastic living."
General:
Handwritten note on first leaf reads "Jan 6 - 8pm, Belcrest." Three sets of names and addresses are penciled on back cover.
Woodcut of a man strewing seeds pasted on front cover.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
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:
Community arts projects -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.archiv96
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94429e553-b7e1-4afc-ae76-f8b71992596d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-archiv96

The visual arts and the myth of Southern California, 1900-1950 : panel discussion

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Paul, Stella  Search this
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Starr, Kevin  Search this
De Long, David Gilson, 1939-  Search this
Dijkstra, Bram  Search this
Gebhard, David  Search this
Glenn, Constance, 1933-  Search this
Harris, Neil, 1938-  Search this
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Möritz, William  Search this
Collection Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (sound cassettes. Sound recording)
Container:
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000061628]
Audio [31027000061636]
Audio [31027000061644]
Audio [31027000061651]
Audio [31027000061669]
Audio [31027000061677]
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1986 October 18-19
Scope and Contents:
A panel discussion sponsored by the Archives of American Art. The participants were Kevin Starr, Neil Harris, Merle Schipper, Constance Glenn, Bram Dijkstra, Susan Larsen, William Moritz, David Gebhard, and David De Long. Stella Paul is moderator.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 10 min.
Funding note:
Funding for the digital preservation of this recording was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Collection Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Art critics -- California, Southern  Search this
Art historians -- California, Southern  Search this
Educators -- California, Southern  Search this
Museum directors -- California, Southern  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- California, Southern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.archiv57, Item AAA
See more items in:
Archives of American Art sound recordings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95c033e6f-c82f-409e-9a10-4292d9275cfe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archiv57-ref1

The museum and its public: scholarship or spectacle : panel discussion

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Middlekauff, Robert  Search this
Koshalek, Richard  Search this
Powell, Earl A.  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Item aaaoh010
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000729877]
Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1986 February 13
Scope and Contents:
A panel discussion sponsored by the Archives of American Art at the Founders Luncheon and Museum Panel, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1986 February 13. The participants were Richard Koshalek, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art; Earl A. Powell, Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Robert Middlekauff, Director of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. Paul Karlstrom is moderator.
Moderator Paul Karlstrom introduces the topic and panelists; identifies differences between the three institutions, the appeal of blockbuster shows, and with references to an article by Mortibello of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, questions whether a museum can successfully balance scholarship and interpretation; the high cost of research and programming; and the shift to temporary exhibitions.
Koshalek discusses how MOCA continues to look for a balance as a new organization and their decision to start with temporary exhibits to build an audience and collection. Middlekauff discusses the Huntington as a research institution and its policy to not loan books and papers and the impact then on hosting only temporary exhibits, and the parallel to problems universities face in funding programming. Powell discusses the benefits of blockbuster exhibits, the need to integrate scholarship, and the problems in corporate sponsorships.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 3 min.
Funding note:
Funding for the digital preservation of this recording was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Collection Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Art critics -- California, Southern  Search this
Art historians -- California, Southern  Search this
Educators -- California, Southern  Search this
Museum directors -- California, Southern  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- California, Southern  Search this
Function:
Art museums
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.archiv57, Item AAA
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Archives of American Art sound recordings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw927082d57-467c-4a3b-8304-4a92e78c3e7d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archiv57-ref12

The Athenaeum Portraits of George & Martha Washington

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-06-10T21:20:18.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
See more by:
NatlPortraitGallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_zGJpRl3JTmM

Washington Arts Scene in the 1960s

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-01-13T00:59:04.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_fXofyq9AZmk

Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series with Richard Lacayo

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-10-31T07:42:55.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_i_2O9wLmB8M

Jerry Saltz - Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series - Smithsonian American Art Museum

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-11-26T15:30:25.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_lAH-SmHfSPw

John Yau: Frederic Church and Thomas Nozkowski and Their Views of the Catskills

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-10-13T00:14:53.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_w4Iz2cj99EA

NFTS: Fad of the Future of Art?

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-05-07T17:21:21.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
See more by:
hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_MLBf3orYtkY

Oral history interview with Garth Clark

Interviewee:
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Pagliaro, John  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (memory cards (4 hr., 13 min.), digital, 1.25 in.)
76 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 November 16-21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Garth Clark conducted 2009 November 16, 17, and 21, by John Pagliaro, for the Archives of American Art, at Clark's home, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Biographical / Historical:
Garth Clark (1947- ) is an art historian, critic, and dealer in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded as 6 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Art critics -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art dealers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.clark09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9475feb6c-8df0-4b85-a6c1-3f383f55f4e5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clark09
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Gene Swenson papers, 1950-1969

Creator:
Swenson, Gene, 1934-1969  Search this
Subject:
Dine, Jim  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Diaries
Interviews
Citation:
Gene Swenson papers, 1950-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21708
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398516
AAA_collcode_swengene
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398516

Edgar A. Albin Slides of India

Creator:
Albin, Edgar A., 1908-  Search this
Names:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville  Search this
Albin, Edgar A., 1908-  Search this
Extent:
1,700 Color slides
Container:
Box 1
Box 2
Box 3
Box 4
Box 5
Box 6
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Slides (photographs)
Place:
India
Arkansas
Date:
1954
Scope and Contents:
The Edgar A. Albin Slide Collection includes images of architecture and sights of India taken in 1954 by Professor Edgar A. Albin, A Fullbright Scholar. A second set shows notable contemporary Indian artists in their studios, as well as examples of their works.
Arrangement:
One series organized by locations within India; second series organized by artist.
Biographical / Historical:
Edgar A. Albin was professor of Art at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, from 1947 to 1962. Born December 17, 1908 at Columbus, Kansas, he attended the University of Tulsa, receiving a BA in Art and Education in 1936 and then an MA from the State University of Iowa in Art History and Painting in 1946. From 1931 to 1939, Albin taught in the Tulsa Public School System, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Later, he was instructor and Associate Professor of Art from 1939 to 1947 at the University of Tulsa, where he created the Art History program. From 1947 to 1962, Albin was Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and chairman of the Humanities program from 1958 to 1962. He taught the history of art, integrated general education courses, and art criticism in addition to setting up and supervising the art slide and film library. Albin joined the faculty of Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, in 1962 and served as chairman of the Art Department until his retirement in 1974. In addition to his academic work, Edgar A. Albin wrote a weekly arts column from 1965 to 1986 for the Springfield Leader and Press. He also wrote numerous letters to the editor from 1972 to 1983, some of which he signed in his own name others with the pseudonym, "Ezra Kornscrabble". He also lectured at various universities, institutions, and conventions.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2010.02
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Due to cold storage requirements, digital surrogates are prefered for access. One week's notice is required prior to access originals.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Edgar A. Albin Slide Collection of India, FSA.A2010.02. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Mildred M. Albin, 2003.
Identifier:
FSA.A2010.02
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3b7b4b17f-cf17-4fad-81ff-717234e6cf83
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2010-02
Online Media:

Gene Swenson papers

Creator:
Swenson, Gene, 1934-1969  Search this
Names:
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Diaries
Interviews
Date:
1950-1969
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art critic and curator Gene Swenson measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1950-1969. Included are correspondence with art world and political figures Jim Dine and Harry Truman among others; loose writings and 24 diaries by Swenson, and 13 audio cassette tapes of interviews with artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Gene Swenson (1934-1969) was an art critic and curator in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2018 by by Anne Wilson, Gene Swenson's companion.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of audio visual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
This collection, with the exception of the audio cassette tapes of interviews with artists, is temporarily closed to researchers due to conservation treatment. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Diaries
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.swengene
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ae3754e8-9f92-4987-b425-5f218c7f6278
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-swengene

Horace Pippin, American modern Anne Monahan

Author:
Monahan, Anne  Search this
Author:
Pippin, Horace 1888-1946  Search this
Subject:
Pippin, Horace (1888-1946) Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 253 pages illustrations (chiefly color), portraits 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Art criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Critiques d'art
Place:
United States
États-Unis
20th century
Date:
2020
20th century
20e siècle
United States
Topic:
African American painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Peintres noirs américains  Search this
Peintres  Search this
Art américain  Search this
Call number:
N40.1 .P657 M66 2020
ND237.P65 M66 2020
N40.1.P657 M66 2020
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1144978

Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture: Critic Mary Louise Schumacher

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-11-07T00:50:04.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_hTmqyqqx7Og

Sadakichi Hartmann

Artist:
Peter Krasnow, 20 Aug 1886 - 30 Oct 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann, 08 Nov 1867 - 22 Nov 1944  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 53.3 × 43.2 cm (21 × 17")
Sheet: 78.7 × 66 cm (31 × 26")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles\Tujunga
Date:
1929
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Imaginary  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Male  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Writer  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Publisher  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Journalism and Media\Editor  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Art critic  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Art historian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Monroe Price and Aimée Brown Price
Object number:
NPG.2022.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Peter Krasnow
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41b5c35fd-7f8f-463e-b2cd-23f4c4931056
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.18

Sadakichi Reading Poe

Alternate Title:
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann
Artist:
Peter Krasnow, 20 Aug 1886 - 30 Oct 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann, 08 Nov 1867 - 22 Nov 1944  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 41 × 28 cm (16 1/8 × 11")
Type:
Print
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles
Date:
1929
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Print  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Male  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Writer  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Publisher  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Journalism and Media\Editor  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Art critic  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Carl Sadakichi Hartmann: Visual Arts\Art historian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Monroe Price and Aimée Brown Price
Object number:
NPG.2022.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Peter Krasnow
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43edd0aec-3a4b-4cd0-849e-b3898e12438f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.19

Thomas E. Kirby

Artist:
William Merritt Chase, 1 Nov 1849 - 25 Oct 1916  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas E. Kirby, 14 Nov 1846 - 16 Jan 1924  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight (Verified): 111.8 x 95.3 cm (44 x 37 1/2")
Frame (Verified): 135.9 x 120.7 x 8.9 cm (53 1/2 x 47 1/2 x 3 1/2")
Stretcher: 114.1 × 97.9 × 2.9 cm (44 15/16 × 38 9/16 × 1 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1900
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Goatee  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Thomas E. Kirby: Male  Search this
Thomas E. Kirby: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Dealer\Art dealer  Search this
Thomas E. Kirby: Visual Arts\Art critic  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; bequest of Wilhelmine K. Waller
Object number:
NPG.2005.71
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46824e7cc-6538-4c1a-b474-da5746652ea2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2005.71

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