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Claire Falkenstein papers

Creator:
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997  Search this
Names:
Coos Art Museum  Search this
Fresno Art Museum  Search this
Galerie Anderson-Mayer  Search this
Gallery Stadler  Search this
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
John Bolles Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Los Angeles Museum of Art  Search this
Malvina Miller  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Merging One Gallery  Search this
Mills College -- Faculty  Search this
Pond Farm Workshop  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts -- Faculty  Search this
Green, Ray, 1908-1997  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
O'Donnell, May, 1906-2004  Search this
Sawyer, Kenneth B.  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-  Search this
Still, Patricia  Search this
Tapie, Michel  Search this
Temko, Allan  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-1980  Search this
Extent:
42.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1914-1997
bulk 1940-1990
Summary:
The papers of sculptor, painter, jewelry designer, and teacher Claire Falkenstein measure 42.8 linear feet and date from 1917 to her death in 1997. There is extensive correspondence with fellow artists, collectors, critics, friends, museums, and galleries. The collection also contains biographical materials, much of it collected and organized by Falkenstein, personal and business records, writings, diaries, exhibition files, commission files, teaching files, photographs, original artwork, scrapbooks, and printed materials. There is a short motion picture film of an interview with Falkenstein featuring the windows she designed for St. Basil's Church in Los Angeles.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor, painter, jewelry designer, and teacher Claire Falkenstein measure 42.8 linear feet and date from 1917 to her death in 1997. There is extensive correspondence with fellow artists, collectors, critics, friends, museums, and galleries. The collection also contains biographical materials, much of it collected and organized by Falkenstein, personal and business records, writings, diaries, exhibition files, commission files, teaching files, photographs, original artwork, scrapbooks, and printed materials. There is a short motion picture film of an interview with Falkenstein featuring the windows she designed for St. Basil's Church in Los Angeles.

Biographical material includes appointment calendars, awards and honorary degrees, interview transcripts, passports, resumes, wills, and scrapbooks. Scrapbooks were compiled by Falkenstein and focus primarily on her exhibitions at the Galerie Stadler and Gallery Meyer in 1959 and 1960. Also of interest are the "biography files" created and arranged by Falkenstein. These files contain material that she personally felt was the most important in documenting her activities each year. They include correspondence, exhibition catalogs, printed material, and invitations.

Measuring nine linear feet, correspondence is extensive and comprehensively documents Falkenstein's work, social life, relationships, and other business and personal activities. Correspondence dates from 1941 to 1997 and includes business letters and correspondence with friends and family. Her communications with friends, family, clients, gallery owners, collectors, museums, publishers, foundations, and grant agencies reveal many of her ideas and techniques. Individual correspondents include Ray Green, Peggy Guggenheim, Katharine Kuh, May O'Donnell, Ken Sawyer, Clyfford and Pat Still, Michel Tapie, Allan Temko, Mark Tobey, and Frans Wildenhain. Gallery and museum correspondence is with the San Francisco Museum of Art, Coos Art Museum, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Galerie Stadler (Paris), Gallery Mayer (Paris), Malvina Miller (New York), Martha Jackson Gallery (New York), Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Los Angeles), Galerie Anderson-Mayer (Paris), and Bolles Gallery. Correspondence is also found in the Commission Files and Exhibition Files.

Personal and business records contain a wide variety of material documenting Falkenstein's business, financial, legal, professional, and personal transactions. Files are found for sales and prices, art inventories, smaller jewelry commissions, her work as a juror, her business with galleries, legal affairs and contracts, expenses, records of arts organizations to which she belonged, conferences, grants and fellowships, studio and house renovations, her Paris studio and Paris expenses, travel, donations, loans and consignments, conservation, art shipping, insurance, and taxes. Oversized visitor's logs contain comments from visitors to Falkenstein's studio in Venice, California.

Falkenstein maintained comprehensive documentation of her exhibitions from her first exhibition in the 1930s to the last one at the Merging One Gallery in 1996. Files include both a chronological record and individual record for nearly all of her exhibitions. Found with the files are correspondence, photographs, loan and shipping records, catalogs, announcements, clippings, articles, and other records. Most of the photographs related to exhibitions are found in the Photographs Series. The files for exhibitions at the Fresno Art Museum, Martha Jackson Gallery and Jack Rutberg Fine Art Gallery are particularly rich.

Commission files document nearly all of Falkenstein's public and private large-scale projects and often contain a visual record of the work, as well as correspondence, design notes, contracts, and expense reports. There is documentation of the St. Basils Church windows in Los Angeles; the Peggy Guggenheim gate in Venice, Italy; and the fountain at the California Savings and Loan, in Los Angeles; and many others. There is also a chronological record of her commissions. The bulk of the photographs of commissions are found in the Photograph series. Also, most of Falkenstein's jewelry design commissions are found in the Personal and Business Records series.

Falkenstein's work as a prolific writer, particularly in the 1940s and 1950s, is well-documented here through her numerous published articles in Arts and Architecture magazine, and the New York Herald-Tribune. Her work for Arts and Architecture was primarily written for the "Art Comments from San Francisco" section. She was living in Paris when she contributed an art news column to the New York Herald-Tribune. Also found here are five diaries and one journal dating from circa 1929-1978. The entries are inconsistent and concern mostly travel. The diaries from 1929 and 1934 are more personal. Falkenstein also maintained extensive notes and notebooks about artwork ideas, observations about art, research, and even drafts of letters. There are also many notes about various topics, including art and class notes. Additional writings are eclectic and cover a wide range of topics, including music, poetry, the script for Falkestein's film entitled Touching the Quick, and drafts of her unpublished book on murals. A handful of writings by others are found, most with annotations by Falkenstein.

Teaching files include Falkenstein's numerous lectures given while teaching at Mills College, Pond Farm Workshops, and California School of Fine Arts, and various symposiums and conferences. Also found are lesson plans, contracts, scattered correspondence, and notes. The files on her tenure at the Pond Farm Workshops are particularly interesting, with notes about her fellow teacher Frans Wildenhain and correspondence with workshop owners, Jane and Gordon Herr.

There are extensive photographs of Falkenstein, her family and friends, colleagues, commissions, exhibitions, and works of art. Included are many images of Falkenstein, of Falkenstien with her art, of Falkentstien working, and of Falkenstein's studio. There are numerous photographs of Falkenstein with friends, family, and colleagues in social or work settings. Also found are photographs of exhibition openings, installation views, and works of art exhibited. Additional photographs document Falkenstein's commissions, including images of her at work. Additional images of commissions may also be found in the Commission Series, but the bulk are filed here. There are numerous photographs of Falkenstein's works of art, including drawings, sculpture, jewelry, murals, lamps, and ceramics.

Falkenstein's papers include a large amount of sketches, sketchbooks, and drawings. Many of the sketches and drawings relate to her ideas about commissions and large sculpture, jewelry designs, and general sketches. Sketches are also found in the Commission Files. Also included are drawings by Mark Tobey and Michel Tapie, and others.

Finally, printed materials include general exhibition catalogs, newspapers clippings, and clippings of articles by and about Falkenstein. Also included are books that have been inscribed and signed by the author.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1934-1997 (Box 1-4, 41; 4.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-1997 (Box 5-13; 9 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal and Business Records, 1936-1997 (Box 14-17, 41, 46-49; 4.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibitions, 1930-1996 (Box 18-21, 42, OV 50; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 5. Commissions, 1930-1992 (Box 21-22, OV 50-54 ; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Writings, circa 1929-1993 (Box 22-26, 42, 55; 4.6 linear feet)

Series 7: Teaching Files, 1929-1995 (Box 26; .8 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1917-1997 (Box 27-35, 43, 55-56; 9.5 linear feet)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1937-1995 (Box 36-37, 44, 57; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 10: Printed Materials, circa 1914-1990 (Box 37-40, 45, 58; 3.9 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Claire Falkenstein (1908-1997) spent the majority of her life working as an artist, sculptor, jewelry designer, teacher, and writer in California.

Claire Falkenstein was born in 1908 and grew up in Coos Bay, Oregon. In 1920, Falkenstein and her family moved to Berkeley, California, where she attended high school and then college at the University of California at Berkeley, studying philosophy, anthropology, and art. She graduated in 1930. Falkenstein had her first solo show at the East-West Gallery in San Francisco in 1930, the only member of her class to have an exhibition before graduation.

During the early 1930s, Falkenstein studied at Mills College with modernist sculptor Alexander Archipenko. There she also met Bauhaus artists Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Gyorgy Kepes. Falkenstein married her high school sweetheart, Richard McCarthy in 1936.

In 1944, Falkenstein had her first New York exhibition at the Bonestall Gallery. At that time, Falkenstein's primary mediums were stone and wood. However, she became increasingly experimental with new materials that included sheet aluminum, Cor-Ten steel, glass, plastics, and welded wire rods while maintaining a connection to organic and natural forms. Her work in jewelry design was an outlet for exploring these new materials, forms, and techniques on a small scale. As her work grew physically larger, so did her recognition and it was her work in sculpture that won her a faculty appointment at the California School of Fine Arts from 1947-1949. It was here that she met Patricia and Clyfford Still, Hassel Smith, and Richard Diebenkorn.

In 1948, Falkenstein was invited to exhibit at the Salon des Realites Nouvelle in Paris, her first European show. She eventually moved to Europe in 1950 and had studios in Paris, Venice, and Rome. While in Europe, Falkenstein executed a number of large scale commissions, including the stair screen for Galerie Stadler (1955), grotto gates for Princess Pignatelli's villa in Rome (1957), and the bronze, steel, and the glass gate at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice (1961). While in Paris, she became acquainted with noted art critic Michel Tapie, with whom she maintained a life-long friendship.

During the 1940s and 1950s Falkenstein was a regular contributor to Arts and Architecture magazine, most often writing the "Art Comments from San Francisco" section. While in Paris, she also wrote a column on art news for the New York Herald Tribune.

Falkenstein returned to the United States in 1962, eventually renovating a studio space in Venice, California. It was here that she conceived her largest commissions. In 1965, Falkenstein received a commission from the California Savings and Loan to create a sculpture for a large fountain at the front of the bank in downtown Los Angeles. The copper tube fountain, entitled "Structure and Flow #2," was the first of many large scale public art commissions that Falkenstein completed during her years in California. Her most important commission in the United States, completed in 1969, was for the doors, rectory gates and grills and stained-glass windows for St. Basil's Church on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The eight doors and fifteen rectory screens, including 80 foot high windows in the nave, were an expansion of the "never ending screen" concept that Falkenstein executed with the Pignatelli commission in Rome. She continued to use this motif in her work throughout her career.

Claire Falkenstein worked as an arts instructor, visiting artist, and guest lecturer at many colleges, workshops, and schools in California. Her first position was at Mills College from 1946-1947. Shortly thereafter, she was appointed to the faculty at the California School of Fine Arts and later taught in the Extension Divisions of the University of California, Berkeley. She taught classes at California State Polytechnic University, California State University at Davis, and the Anna Head School. Falkenstein also taught art at the Pond Farm Workshops in California, and lectured at numerous colleges and museums. She served on many juried art shows in Southern California.

Falkenstein was acquainted with many artists, writers, instructors, collectors, gallery owners, and critics. Close friends included Esther and Bob Robles, Clyfford and Patricia Still, Michel Tapie, Allan Temko, Mark Tobey, Frans Wildenhain, and other notable figures in the art world.

Falkenstein continued to complete large scale private and public commissioned sculptures during the 1960s through the 1980s, including work for the University of Southern California, Hyland Biological Laboratory, California State University at Dominquez Hills and the California State Department of Motor Vehicles. Throughout her career, Falkenstein's work was featured in numerous exhibitions across the country. Her sculpture and other artwork can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Coos Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museum, University of Southern California Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Tate Gallery.

Falkenstein died in 1997 at the age of 89.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds two oral history interviews with Claire Falkenstein. The interview on April 13, 1965 was conducted by Betty Hoag and the one on March 2 and 21, 1995 was conducted by Paul Karlstrom.
Provenance:
The Claire Falkenstein papers were donated in 1997 by Steffan Wacholtz and Nancy Kendall, trustees for the Claire Falkenstein Trust.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- California  Search this
Women artists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Awards  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Articles  Search this
Designers -- California  Search this
Drafts (documents)  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Scripts  Search this
Notebooks  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Educators -- California  Search this
Jewelry -- Design  Search this
Sculptors -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Claire Falkenstein papers, circa 1914-1997, bulk 1940-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.falkclai
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Claire Falkenstein papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-falkclai
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W.W. Corcoran

Alternate Title:
William Wilson Corcoran
Artist:
H. B. Hall and Sons, 1850-1884  Search this
Sitter:
William Wilson Corcoran, 27 Dec 1798 - 24 Feb 1888  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 18 × 13 cm (7 1/16 × 5 1/8")
Sheet (overall): 26.7 × 17 cm (10 1/2 × 6 11/16")
Mat (overall): 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14")
Type:
Print
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1882
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Pin\Tie pin  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Chain  Search this
Indeterminable  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Jacket  Search this
William Wilson Corcoran: Male  Search this
William Wilson Corcoran: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Banker  Search this
William Wilson Corcoran: Visual Arts\Founder\Art Museum  Search this
William Wilson Corcoran: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
William Wilson Corcoran: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of Elsia B. Carroll) The Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the country’s first private museums, was established in 1869 to promote art and American genius. In 2014 the Works from the Corcoran Collection were distributed to institutions in Washington, D.C.
Object number:
NPG.2019.75
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Recent Acquisitions: Gifts from the Corcoran Gallery of Art
On View:
NPG, North Gallery 140
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45cf2bbcb-e18c-4381-9164-08fe9984baf8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2019.75

The Dutch Chymist

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16 in x 11 1/2 in; 40.64 cm x 29.21 cm
overall: frame: 25 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in x 1 in; 64.135 cm x 48.895 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
print
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
ca 1750
Subject:
Chemistry  Search this
ID Number:
PH.329879
Catalog number:
329879
Accession number:
286523
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-834d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1167720
Online Media:

The Emperors' album : images of Mughal India / Stuart Cary Welch ... [et al.]

Author:
Welch, Stuart Cary  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
318 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
India
Date:
1987
Topic:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Mogul Empire  Search this
Islamic Illumination of books and manuscripts  Search this
Miniature painting, Mogul  Search this
Islamic miniature painting  Search this
Calligraphy, Mogul Empire  Search this
Islamic calligraphy  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Call number:
ND3247 .E46 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_870603

The patronage of Sher Shāh Sūr : a study of form and meaning in 16th century Indo-Islamic century architecture / by Catherine Ella Blanshard Asher

Author:
Asher, Catherine B (Catherine Blanshard) 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Sher Shah Sultan of Delhi -1545 Art patronage  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. in 1 (xxxvii, 434 leaves) : ill., map, plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Architecture, Mogul Empire  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Call number:
NA1502 .A8 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_872992

Oral history interview with Franco Mondini-Ruiz, 2004 July 7-8

Interviewee:
Mondini-Ruiz, Franco, 1961-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Briseño, Rolando  Search this
Amado, Jesse  Search this
Romo, Ito  Search this
Herzberg, Julia P.  Search this
Jaukkuri, Maaretta  Search this
Moffatt, Tracey  Search this
Tracy, Michael  Search this
Judd, Donald  Search this
Cisneros, Sandra  Search this
Diaz, Alejandro  Search this
Taylor, Frederieke  Search this
Lozano, Danny  Search this
Casey, Mike  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Gay artists -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12062
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249039
AAA_collcode_mondin04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_249039
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Franco Mondini-Ruiz

Interviewee:
Mondini-Ruiz, Franco, 1961-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Amado, Jesse, 1951-  Search this
Briseño, Rolando, 1952-  Search this
Casey, Mike  Search this
Cisneros, Sandra  Search this
Diaz, Alejandro  Search this
Herzberg, Julia P.  Search this
Jaukkuri, Maaretta  Search this
Judd, Donald, 1928-1994  Search this
Lozano, Danny  Search this
Moffatt, Tracey  Search this
Romo, Ito, 1961-  Search this
Taylor, Frederieke  Search this
Tracy, Michael, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
93 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 July 7-8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Franco Mondini-Ruiz conducted 2004 July 7-8, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Alameda and San Antonio, Tex.
Mondini speaks of his parents' disparate backgrounds; his repressed childhood in Boerne, Tex.; his family's electronics store; discovering that his brother was actually his half-brother; attending undergrad and law school at St. Mary's in San Antonio, Tex.; his Catholic rearing; raising his Latino consciousness during and after law school; his life as a successful lawyer; his ingratiation into both rich white and Latino cultures; his partying and coming-out as a gay man; his making of art as a counterpoint to his office work; advice for young Latino artists; the importance of cheap art; exoticizing of Mexican culture by Anglos; quitting law and his experience living in Mexico City; and being diagnosed with HIV. Mondini-Ruiz also speaks of opening his Infinito Botanica and how he operated it; American drug culture; San Antonio's cityscape and his "utopic" hope for it; his "Blue Star on Houston" exhibition; drug use; his show at Bard College as his big break; living with Alejandro Diaz; homosexual and Mexican rococo aesthetics; his exhibit at the 2000 Whitney Biennial and moving to New York City; the importance of found art; the universality of class and race struggles; the problems with over-materialization of artwork; his "Ballroom" show in Marfa, Tex. and the issues confronting that city's arts patronage; his making of the "Spurs Installation"; his new anti-materialistic mindset; and the patterns within his career. Mondini-Ruiz also recalls Michael Tracy, Ito Romo, Rolando Briseno, Sandra Cisneros, Jesse Amado, Donald Judd, Frederieke Taylor, Julia Herzberg, Danny Lozano, Maaretta Jaukkuri, Tracey Moffat, Mike Casey, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Franco Mondini-Ruiz (1961- ) is an artist in New York. Legal name is Gino Francisco Mondini. Interviewer Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian from Austin, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 12 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:
Lawyers -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Gay artists -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mondin04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mondin04

Joseph E. Widener letter, 1923

Creator:
Widener, Joseph E. (Joseph Early), 1872-1943  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, Graham, Mrs  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5915
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208755
AAA_collcode_widejose
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208755

William Morris Hunt Memorial Committee ledger, 1879-1880

Creator:
William Morris Hunt Memorial Commit, William Morris Hunt Memorial Committee  Search this
Subject:
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Cabot, Edward Clarke  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10266
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213414
AAA_collcode_willmorr
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213414

Antonio Salemme papers, 1907-1965

Creator:
Salemme, Antonio, 1892-1995  Search this
Subject:
O'Brien, Peter F.  Search this
Osgood, Lydia  Search this
Read, William A. (William Augustus)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Art patronage -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8775
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210958
AAA_collcode_saleanto
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210958

Marc Sandler papers, 1947-1955

Creator:
Sandler, Marc, 1907-1968  Search this
Subject:
Reynard, Grant T.  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art patronage -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13446
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211748
AAA_collcode_sandmarc
Theme:
Diaries
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211748

Lloyd Howard letter, 1955 July 23

Creator:
Spreckels, Alma de Bretteville, 1881-1968  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10484
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213907
AAA_collcode_sprealmb
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213907

Guild of Boston Artists records, 1914-1978

Creator:
Guild of Boston Artists  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7278
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209429
AAA_collcode_guilof
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209429

Carl Lieber papers, 1894-1921

Creator:
Lieber, Carl  Search this
Subject:
Stark, Otto  Search this
Steele, Theodore Clement  Search this
Ware, W. Porter (William Porter)  Search this
Ives, Percy L. (Percival L.)  Search this
Forsyth, William  Search this
Gest, Joseph Henry  Search this
Millet, Louis J.  Search this
John Herron Art Institute  Search this
Indianapolis Museum of Art  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art patronage -- Indiana -- Indianapolis  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7890
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210057
AAA_collcode_liebcarl
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210057

Isabella Stewart Gardner letters to Bernard Berenson, 1887-1924

Creator:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Subject:
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Topic:
Art, Renaissance -- Italy  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8449
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210624
AAA_collcode_gardisas
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210624

Lizzie P. Bliss scrapbook and papers, 1927-1979 and [undated]

Creator:
Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer), 1864-1931  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Art patronage -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6764
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208889
AAA_collcode_blislizz
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Audio - Visual
The Art Market
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208889

Florence M. Barnes letter and printed material, 1954-1960

Creator:
Barnes, Florence Maiullo, 1909-  Search this
Subject:
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Topic:
Art, Renaissance -- Italy  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10183
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213227
AAA_collcode_barnflor
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213227

Oral history interview with Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller

Interviewee:
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
12 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 July 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller conducted 1972 July 24, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Rockefeller speaks of his family's art collection, and the influence of growing up surrounded by art; his interest in architecture; his involvement with the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the development of his own collection; his methods for collecting.
Biographical / Historical:
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908-1979) was a collector, patron, governor of New York, and U.S. Vice-President under Gerald Ford.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 49 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 -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rockef72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rockef72

Oral history interview with Huntington Hartford

Interviewee:
Hartford, Huntington, 1911-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording (1 hour), 7 in.)
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1970 May 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Huntington Hartford conducted 1970 May 19, by Paul Cummings, at the artist's home in New York, N.Y., for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Huntington Hartford (1911-2008) was an art collector and patron from New York, N.Y.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art patronage -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hartfo70
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartfo70

Harold K. Zimmerman papers

Creator:
Zimmerman, Harold K., 1905-1941  Search this
Names:
Bloom, Hyman, 1913-  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Ross, Denman Waldo, 1853-1935  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on one microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
l930-1954
Scope and Contents:
An etching by Zimmerman; photographs of Zimmerman, his wife, Spanish gypsies used as models, and of artwork by Zimmerman and Hyman Bloom; and newspaper clippings, 1933. Other material includes sympathy letters received by Mrs. Zimmerman after Harold Zimmerman's death in 1941; letters referring to sales of artwork and a possible exhibition of Zimmerman's work at the Fogg Art Museum, 1941-1954; typescript of "An Experiment in Art Teaching" by Denman W. Ross with illustrations and captions describing Zimmerman's experimental teaching method of drawing to the young Hyman Bloom and Jack Levine; and an incomplete edited typescript with a draft of a letter by Ross to Paul J. Sachs about Zimmerman's teaching experiment, 1930.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, art instructor; Cambridge, Mass. Zimmerman developed an experimental method of teaching drawing from memory or the "visual imagination." He was the first drawing teacher of Boston Expressionists Hyman Bloom and Jack Levine in ca. 1928-1929. Denman Ross, an influential educator, art collector and painter, became the instructor and patron of Bloom and Levine shortly after he wrote his essay on Zimmerman's experiment in art teaching.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Richard Derby, who received the papers from his mother, Mrs. Hasket (Elizabeth) Derby, the widow of Harold Zimmerman.
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:
Art critics  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Artists' models  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Youth as artists  Search this
Boston school of painting  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.zimmharo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zimmharo

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