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Calvert Coggeshall Papers

Creator:
Coggeshall, Calvert, 1907-1990  Search this
Names:
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Bowdoin College, Museum of Art  Search this
Jack Tilton Gallery  Search this
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Lekakis, Michael, 1907-  Search this
Morgan, Priscilla  Search this
Penn, Arthur, 1922-  Search this
Perkins, Frances  Search this
Shoji, Sadao, 1937-  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Oral histories (document genres)
Notes
Transcripts
Essays
Blueprints
Photographs
Drafts (documents)
Poems
Date:
1920-1999
bulk 1965-1989
Summary:
The papers of Maine abstract painter and interior designer Calvert Coggeshall measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1920-1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1965-1989. They consist of scattered biographical material, personal and business related correspondence, writings, exhibition files, design business files, printed material, and photographs of Coggeshall, his friends, and his work.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of Maine abstract painter and designer Calvert Coggeshall measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1920-1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1965-1989. They consist of biographical material, personal and business correspondence, personal writings, exhibition and business files, printed material, and photographs. The bulk of the material documents Coggeshall's professional work and his friendships with other artists.

Biographical material includes Coggeshall's personal address books and day planning notes, oral history transcripts, including an interview discussing his friendship with Walker Evans, a copy of his Guggenheim application and acceptance letters, and miscellaneous records.

Correspondence is predominantly in the form of cards, postcards, and short letters received from family and friends. These include correspondence from Coggeshall's father, children, his older grandchildren, and his mother-in-law, Frances Coralie Perkins. Other frequent correspondents include family friend Daphne Cox, artists Michael Lekakis, Loren McIver, Jack Tworkov, and museum director Gordon Washburn.

Personal writings consist of poetry notes and drafts and a short essay on church design.

Exhibition files concern Coggeshall's one man shows at the Betty Parsons Gallery during the 1970s and early 1980s, his retrospective at Bowdoin College in 1977, and his inclusion in shows at Artists Space, the Farnsworth Museum, and Jack Tilton Gallery.

Business files related to Coggeshall's interior design work consist of architectural renderings and blueprints, work proposals, invoices, and receipts. Some of the more significant projects include work done for Lisa de Kooning, Priscilla Morgan, Arthur Penn, and Shoji Sadao.

Printed material includes newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements from other artists, and a booklet showcasing abstract artists titled, "Artfully Taught."

Photographs are color and black and white prints of Coggeshall and his friends in his studio and outside his Newcastle, Maine residence. There are also black and white photographs of Coggeshall's early design work in furniture and fabric, as well as documentation of his gallery design work for the Albright Art Gallery.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1960-1990 (Box 1, OV 3; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-1993 (Box 1, OV 3; 28 folders)

Series 3: Writings, 1965-1989 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1970-1992 (Box 1, OV 3; 12 folders)

Series 5: Business Files, 1973-1989 (Boxes 1-2, OV 4-5; 27 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1950-1999 (Box 2, OV 3; 6 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1940-1985 (Box 2; 6 folders)
Biographical/Historical note:
Calvert Coggeshall (1907-1990) worked as an abstract painter and interior designer primarily in Maine and New York City. From 1951 to 1978, he exhibited regularly with the Betty Parsons Gallery.

Born in Whitesboro, New York, Coggeshall started his career as an interior designer, working on commissions for clients in the New York City area. He later consulted on the interior designs for Henry Dreyfuss'line of cruise/cargo ships called American Export, popular from the 1940s through the 1960s. In the 1940s, he also worked with inventor Arthur Young to design interiors for the first full-sized scale of Bell helicopter models. By the 1950s, Coggeshall began splitting his time between painting and design work, though he continued to regularly consult and work on several architectural and interior design projects throughout the 1980s.

As a painter, his early monochromatic abstracts were influenced by his friend and abstract expressionist, Bradley Walker Tomlin. An early member of Betty Parson's stable of painters, Coggeshall was friends with other artists, including Jack Tworkov, Grace Hartigan, Katharine Kuh, Nora Sayre, Hedda Sterne, and Richard Tuttle. After summering and eventually moving to Newcastle, Maine in the 1960s, he began introducing color into his abstract paintings. and A major retrospective of his work was held at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine in 1977. In 1978, he received a Guggenheim fellowship in recognition of his work. Working out of his studios in Newcastle and Manhattan, Coggeshall continued producing abstract paintings into the late 1980s. Coggeshall died in 1990.
Provenance:
The papers of Calvert Coggeshall were donated in 2006 by his son Tomlin Coggeshall.
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 -- Maine  Search this
Topic:
Designers -- Maine  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Oral histories (document genres)
Notes
Transcripts
Essays
Blueprints
Photographs
Drafts (documents)
Poems
Citation:
Calvert Coggeshall papers, 1920-1999, bulk 1965-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coggcalv
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Calvert Coggeshall Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coggcalv

Calvert Coggeshall Papers, 1920-1999, bulk 1965-1989

Creator:
Coggeshall, Calvert, 1907-1990  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker  Search this
Lekakis, Michael  Search this
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey)  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Penn, Arthur  Search this
Morgan, Priscilla  Search this
Shoji, Sadao  Search this
Perkins, Frances  Search this
Jack Tilton Gallery  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Bowdoin College, Museum of Art  Search this
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Architectural drawings
Oral histories (document genres)
Notes
Transcripts
Essays
Blueprints
Photographs
Drafts (documents)
Poems
Topic:
Designers -- Maine  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13414
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)264617
AAA_collcode_coggcalv
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_264617
Online Media:

Witnesses: against our vanishing

Creator:
Goldin, Nan, 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Artists Space  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1989
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12141
See more items in:
Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2007, bulk 1960-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12141

John deFazio divine comedies : December 12, 1992-January 30, 1993, Artists Space

Title:
Divine comedies
Author:
DeFazio, John  Search this
Author:
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Dante Alighieri 1265-1321 Divina commedia Illustrations  Search this
Dante Alighieri 1265-1321 Divina commedia Influence  Search this
DeFazio, John  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) chiefly illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books (books)
Artists' books
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1992
Topic:
Illustration of books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.D44 D58 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_725790

Identity [initiated by Stefan Kalmár and Richard Birkett of Artists Space ; conceived and produced by Dexter Sinister (Stuart Bailey and David Reinfurt) ; with research assistance from Robert Snowden]

Author:
Dexter Sinister (Firm)  Search this
Birkett, Richard  Search this
Kalmár, Stefan  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Dexter Sinister (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
48 pages illustrations 19 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books (books)
Artists' books
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2011
Topic:
Art museums--Public relations  Search this
Branding (Marketing)  Search this
Corporate image  Search this
Call number:
N490 .D49 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_985448

A terrible beauty [microform] : images of conflict in Ireland

Author:
Nickard, Gary  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : ill. ; 16 cm
Type:
Microforms
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
Ireland
Date:
1994
Topic:
War photography  Search this
Call number:
TR820.6 .T47 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634945

DUOX4Larkin DUOX ; [edited by Richard Birkett and Amy Lien]

Author:
DUOX (Artists' collaborative).)  Search this
Birkett, Richard  Search this
Lien, Amy  Search this
Lomax, Malcolm  Search this
Wickerham, Daniel  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
DUOX (Artists' collaborative)  Search this
Physical description:
40 pages color illustrations 19 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_978625

Contained attitudes : December 11-January 24, 1987 / [exhibition ... organized by Saskia Bos; video program ... organized by Chris Dercon]

Author:
Bos, Saskia  Search this
Dercon, Chris  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Physical description:
21 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Europe
Date:
1986
[1986?]
20th century
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Video art  Search this
Call number:
N6758 .C66 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634942

Louise Lawler, Adrian Piper and Cindy Sherman are participating in an exhibition organized by Janelle Reiring at Artists Space, September 23 to October 28, 1978

Title:
Artists Space
Author:
Reiring, Janelle  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Piper, Adrian 1948-  Search this
Sherman, Cindy  Search this
D'Arcangelo, Christopher  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
[1978]
Call number:
N6512 .L674 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636040

Artists Space (Gallery) [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_99668

Sea state one / Matthew Ritchie

Title:
Sea state 1
Artist:
Ritchie, Matthew 1964-  Search this
Author:
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Ritchie, Matthew 1964-  Search this
Physical description:
14 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
21st century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Computer art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1098710

Unholding : November 19, 2017-January 21, 2018

Author:
Hopkins, Candice  Search this
Green, Christopher T  Search this
Fisher, Jean 1942-  Search this
Barry, Judith 1949-  Search this
Saylor, Ken  Search this
Native Art Department International  Search this
Issuing body:
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Physical description:
27 unnumbered pages ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
North America
Date:
2018
Topic:
Indian art--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090822

Young fluxus : an exhibition of works by John Armleder ... [et al. : exhibition] April 10-May 15, 1982, Artists Space / organized by Ken Friedman and Peter Frank with Elizabeth Brown

Author:
Armleder, John  Search this
Friedman, Ken 1949-  Search this
Frank, Peter 1950-  Search this
Brown, Elizabeth  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Physical description:
[62] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
C1982
20th century
Topic:
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)--History  Search this
Call number:
N6494.F55 Y72 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_493179

Moderns in mind : Gerome Kamrowski, Lee Mullican, Gordon Onslow-Ford : [exhibition] April 12-May 10, 1986

Author:
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Kamrowski, Gerome  Search this
Mullican, Lee 1919-  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Physical description:
37 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
Call number:
N40.1.K156 A79 1986
N40.1.K156A79 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_429841

Painting as paradox / curator, Lauri Firstenberg

Author:
Firstenberg, Lauri  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2002
C2002
21st century
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Call number:
ND196.2 .P34 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_802017

Didier Vermeiren : January 21-February 18, Artists Space

Author:
Vermeiren, Didier 1951-  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Vermeiren, Didier 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : ill ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
C1984
Call number:
NB673.V47 A4 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_824892

Min Joong art : a new cultural movement from Korea : September 29-November 5, 1988 = Minjung

Title:
Min Joong art : a new cultural movement from Korea : September 29-November 5, 1988 = 민중
Author:
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Korea
Date:
1988
[1988]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Korean  Search this
Art and revolutions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_856667

The New Normal : Sophie Calle ... [et al.] ; Michael Connor, with essays by Marisa Olson and Clay Shirky

Author:
Calle, Sophie  Search this
Connor, Michael  Search this
Olson, Marisa S  Search this
Shirky, Clay  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo  Search this
Decker Gallery  Search this
Columbus College of Art & Design, Canzani Center Gallery  Search this
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.) Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Calle, Sophie  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2008
C2008
21st century
Topic:
Art and society  Search this
Privacy in art  Search this
Technology--Social aspects  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N72.S6 N49 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_897139

Fred Tomaselli : diurnal experiments and nocturnal investigation : January 18-February, 1990, Artists Space / [curated and essay by Cornelia Butler]

Title:
Diurnal experiments and nocturnal investigations
Author:
Tomaselli, Fred 1956-  Search this
Butler, Cornelia H  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Tomaselli, Fred 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1990
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6537.T64 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_707132

Beverly Semmes : April 19-May 19, 1990, Artists Space / [essay by Cornelia Butler]

Author:
Semmes, Beverly  Search this
Butler, Cornelia H  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Semmes, Beverly  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) ; ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
Call number:
NB237.S456 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_707218

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