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Collectors' Roundtable with Robert Lehrman "Secrets of the Art World"

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-23T14:00:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Harriet Blackstone papers, 1870-1984

Creator:
Blackstone, Harriet, 1864-1939  Search this
Blackstone, Harriet, 1864-1939  Search this
Subject:
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
McCullough, Esther Morgan  Search this
Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey)  Search this
Anderson, Stell  Search this
Wunder, Richard P.  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Chase, Joseph Cummings  Search this
Hobart, Alice Tisdale  Search this
Holbrook, Florence  Search this
Landis, Mary  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Washington, Booker T.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Women  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6756
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208881
AAA_collcode_blacharr
Theme:
Diaries
Women
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Isabel Bishop papers, 1914-1983

Creator:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Subject:
Delevante, Sidney  Search this
Deutsch, Babette  Search this
Ciardi, John  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Ferber, Edna  Search this
Folinsbee, John Fulton  Search this
Canaday, John  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Chappell, Warren  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Westcott, Glenway  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Moore, Marianne  Search this
Tooker, George  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison)  Search this
Vonnegut, Kurt  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Neel, Alice  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette  Search this
Leighton, Clare  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest)  Search this
Lattimore, Richmond Alexander  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Kitaj, R. B.  Search this
Kearns, James  Search this
Laning, Edward  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Johnson, Una E.  Search this
American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers  Search this
New Society of Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Watercolors
Sketches
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Illustrated letters
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Realism  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9195
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211390
AAA_collcode_bishisab
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Argus Gallery records

Creator:
Argus Gallery (Madison, N.J.)  Search this
Names:
Goodwin, E. Austin  Search this
Johnson, Edward F.  Search this
Johnson, Verdenal Hoag, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
8.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1927-1990
bulk 1960-1974
Summary:
The Argus Gallery records measure 8.6 linear feet and date from 1927 to 1990, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1974. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through administrative files, artist files, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The Argus Gallery records measure 8.6 linear feet and date from 1927 to 1990, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1974. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through administrative files, artist files, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs.

Administrative files include papers related to gallery finances, other art organizations and institutions, the gallery's board of directors, several print workshops, and an artists program at Farleigh Dickinson University.

Artist files include biographical summaries, correspondence, exhibition ephemera, newspaper clippings, photographs, price lists, and inventories. Papers concerning exhibitions at the gallery consist of correspondence with donors, artists, and other institutions, mailing lists, publicity material, price lists, and photographic material.

Printed material consists of exhibition announcements and catalogs, newsletters and mailings published by the Argus Gallery and others, newspaper clippings and articles on the Argus gallery, its exhibitions, and other art-related topics, and three Argus Gallery scrapbooks of photographs, exhibition ephemera, and clippings.

Photographs includes snapshots and transparencies of the interior of the gallery, classes offered at the gallery, and mixed images of artists, artwork, and gallery shows.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1958-1986 (Box 1; .8 linear feet)

Series 2: Artist Files, 1927-1990 (Box 1-5, 9; 4 linear feet)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1961-1970 (Box 5-6; 1 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1957-1975 (Box 6-10; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, 1960-1971 (Box 8; .4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The Argus Gallery was founded in Madison, New Jersey, in 1961 by Verdenal and Edward Johnson and E. Austin Goodwin. The gallery exhibited primarily contemporary artists, with several shows featuring nineteenth century artists, most notably from Maine and New Jersey.

Goodwin, who was a member of the art faculty at Newark State College, had left the gallery by 1964, and Edward Johnson, a high school counselor, and Verdenal Johnson, a high school teacher, took over operations.

During its years in business, Argus Gallery held solo shows for artists B. J. O. Nordfeldt, Henry Gullick, Seymour Lipton, German artist Adolf Konrad, and others. Group shows at the gallery included an annual college and university faculty show put together from sources across the country, and a British printmakers show. In addition to exhibitions, Argus Gallery organized artist demonstrations, offered youth and adult art classes, and held a lecture series hosted by art critic Clement Greenberg.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1993 by Edward and Verdenal Johnson and in 2002 by Verdenal Johnson.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New Jersey -- Madison
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Argus Gallery records, 1927-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.argugall
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Margaret Brown Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet (Boxes 1-3, OV 12)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1958
Scope and Contents:
Professional correspondence is with artists and customers, and museums, galleries, and institutions discussing transfers of artwork, pricing and payments, framing orders, exhibitions, and other business. Also included is general business correspondence with publications, arts organizations, and vendors regarding services rendered, advertising, and other administrative activities.

The file for store assistant Harold Palmer includes correspondence relating to the closing of the gallery due to Margaret Brown's illness. Personal correspondence is with friends and Brown's son, Rodney Brown.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Margaret Brown Gallery records, 1921-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.margbrow, Series 1
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Archives of American Art
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Harriet Blackstone papers

Creator:
Blackstone, Harriet, 1864-1939  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Stell  Search this
Chase, Joseph Cummings, 1878-1965  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Hobart, Alice Tisdale, 1882-1967  Search this
Holbrook, Florence  Search this
Landis, Mary  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul, 1838-1921  Search this
McCullough, Esther Morgan  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915  Search this
Wunder, Richard P.  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet
5.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Date:
1870-1984
1870-1984
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Harriet Blackstone date from 1870-1984 and measure 5.4 linear feet. The collection provides documentation of Harriet Blackstone's career through scattered biographical material; personal and professional correspondence, including letters from Maria Oakey Dewing, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Alice Tisdale Hobart, Joseph Cummings Chase, Stell Anderson, Mary Landis, Esther Morgan McCullough, and Booker T. Washington; writings by Blackstone, Esther Morgan McCullough, Richard P. Wunder, and Florence Holbrook; personal business records; clippings, exhbition material, and other printed material; one scrapbook; photographs of Blackstone, family, friends, and notable artists William Merrit Chase, Jean Paul Laurens, and John Singer Sargent; artwork; and four sketchbooks. Also found are a few artifacts found on Blackstone's easel.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1930-1973 (Box 1, 6; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1883-1984 (Box 1; 0.4 Linear Feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1861-1979 (Boxes 1-2; 1.0 Linear Feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1906-late 1930s (Box 2; 0.2 Linear Feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1901-1984 (Boxes 2-3, 6; 0.8 Linear Feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, circa early 1900s (Boxes 3, 6; 0.2 Linear Feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1870-early 1900s (Boxes 3-4, 6, BV 7, 8-9; 1.7 Linear Feet)

Series 8: Artwork, 1870-1929 (Boxes 4-5; 0.2 Linear Feet)

Series 9: Artifacts, circa early 1900s-1939 (Box 5, Artifact; 0.4 Linear Feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Harriet Blackstone (1864-1939) was a painter in New York, New York. Blackstone was born on November 13th, 1864 in New Hartford, New York. In 1883, she moved to Illinois where she became a high school elocution teacher. She did not start her studies to be an artist until 1903 when she enrolled at the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York. While there her art teacher was William Merritt Chase. Later, Blackstone went to the Academie Julian in Paris, France to gain more experience with Jean Paul Laurens as her instructor. Blackstone started to gain attention as a renowned artist in 1907 when her painting, Soldat de Crimée, was exhibited in The Salon, Paris. She moved back to Glencoe, Illinois and focused more on her artwork by painting commissions and joining different art organizations, such as the Chicago Society of Artists and the Arts Club. Blackstone travelled to different locations, including Taos, New Mexico and Bruges, Belgium, to help inspire her creativity. In 1920, Blackstone moved back to New York City where she would spend the remainder of her life; she never married or had children. She died on March 16, 1939 and was survived by her brother and friends. During her art career, Blackstone often painted portraits of well-known people and over time she developed her own style of work. Her artwork was displayed in several prominent cities in the United States: Washington, D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. Some of Blackstone's artwork became part of permanent collections, such as Soldat de Crimée, which was acquired by the National Gallery of Art in 1921, now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Related Materials:
Also at the Archives of American Art is the Richard Wunder research material on Harriet Blackstone.
Provenance:
Microfilmed material transferred in 1978 from the National Collection of Fine Arts, who had acquired it in 1967 along with Harriet Blackstone's paintings from Stell Anderson, Blackstone's friend and a collector of her work. Anderson had received the papers from Blackstone's brother, Edward, in 1939. Upon Anderson's death, additional material was turned over to her niece Pat Rauchenstein, who donated them in 1989. Prior to the donation, the papers were in possession of Esther McCullough, who annotated some items and added research material in preparation for her unpublished manuscript "Harriet Blackstone, 1864-1939."
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.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Harriet Blackstone papers, 1870-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blacharr
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Isabel Bishop papers

Creator:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Names:
American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers  Search this
New Society of Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963  Search this
Canaday, John, 1907-1985  Search this
Chappell, Warren, 1904-  Search this
Ciardi, John, 1916-  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Delevante, Sidney, 1894-  Search this
Deutsch, Babette, 1895-1982  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968  Search this
Folinsbee, John Fulton, 1892-1972  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison), 1883-1968  Search this
Johnson, Una E.  Search this
Kearns, James  Search this
Kitaj, R. B.  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Laning, Edward, 1906-1981  Search this
Lattimore, Richmond Alexander, 1906-1984  Search this
Leighton, Clare, 1899-  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972  Search this
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Tooker, George, 1920-2011  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Vonnegut, Kurt  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Westcott, Glenway  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Watercolors
Sketches
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Illustrated letters
Date:
1914-1983
Summary:
The papers of realist painter Isabel Bishop date from 1914 to 1983 and measure 2.6 linear feet. The collection documents Bishop's painting career, her friendship with other artists, and her participation in several arts organizations. There are scattered biographical documents, correspondence with fellow artists such as Peggy Bacon, Warren Chappell, Edward Laning, and R. B. Kitaj, and with writers, curators, museums, galleries, arts organizations, and others. Also found are arts organization files, Bishop's writings about Warren Chappell and friend Reginald Marsh, notes, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material, photographs of Bishop and her artwork, and photographs of Reginald and Felicia Marsh. Original artwork includes 8 sketchbooks, loose sketches, prints, and watercolor figure studies.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of realist painter Isabel Bishop date from 1914 to 1983 and measure 2.6 linear feet. The collection documents Bishop's painting career, her friendship with other artists, and her participation in several arts organizations. Scattered biographical documents include awards and a file on her participation in art juries.

Bishop was friends with many artists and cultural figures and her correspondence includes letters to and from artists such as John Taylor Arms, Peggy Bacon, Peter Blume, Warren Chappell (many letters from Chappell are illustrated), Sidney Delevante, Edwin Dickinson, Philip Evergood, John Folinsbee, Malvina Hoffman, Jo Hopper, James Kearns, Leon Kroll, Clare Leighton, Jack Levine, Alice Neel, Hobson Pittman, Fairfield Porter, Abraham Rattner, Katherine Schmidt, Henry Schnakenberg, Raphael Soyer, George Tooker, Stuyvesant Van Veen, Franklin Watkins, Mahonri Young, and William Zorach. Bishop not only corresponded with artists but also many poets, authors, historians, and dancers, such as Van Wyck Brooks, John Canaday, John Ciardi, Merce Cunningham, Babette Deutsch, Edna Ferber, Richmond Lattimore, Marianne Moore, Lewis Mumford, Kurt Vonnegut, and Glenway Westcott. Also found are letters from many galleries, museums, and schools which exhibited or purchased her work, including curators Juliana Force and Una Johnson.

Bishop kept files from her affiliations with the American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers and the New Society of Artists, containing mostly membership and financial records, and a file on a UNESCO conference. Unfortunately, files documenting her membership and vice presidency of the National Institute of Arts & Letters are not found here.

A small amount of Bishop's writings and notes include essays about friends and artists Reginald Marsh and Warren Chappell. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, news clippings, magazines, and a design by G. Alan Chidsey for a book about Bishop. Photographs depict Bishop with her husband and in her studio, her artwork, and also include three photographs of her friend, Reginald Marsh.

Original artwork includes eight small sketchbooks, loose pen and ink sketches, intaglio prints, watercolor figure studies, and a drawing of Bishop by Aaron Bohrod.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1943-1975 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1939-1983 (Box 1; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Organization Files, 1924-1937, 1951-1952 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings & Notes, 1937-1960s (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1930-1979 (Box 2; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1914, circa 1920s-1975 (Box 2, OV 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1940s-1970s (Box 2-4, OV 5; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Isabel Bishop (1902-1988) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to John Remsen Bishop and Anna Bartram Newbold Bishop. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Detroit, Michigan. As a child Bishop took art classes and had a growing interest in drawing. In 1918 at the age of 16 she left home and moved to New York City where she enrolled in the School of Applied Design for Women to be an illustrator. However, her real interest was in painting, not the graphic arts, and she enrolled in the Art Students League in 1920. There she studied with Kenneth Hayes Miller and Guy Pene du Bois and met many young artists, including Reginald Marsh and Edwin Dickinson, both of whom became close friends. She took classes until 1924 and rented a studio and living space on 14th Street in a neighborhood where many artists maintained studios at the time.

Bishop began exhibiting her work and participated in artist groups, including the Whitney Studio Club and the New Society of Artists. During the 1920s and 1930s she developed a realist style of painting, primarily depicting women in their daily routine on the streets of Manhattan. Her work was greatly influenced by Peter Paul Rubens and other Dutch and Flemish painters that she had discovered during trips to Europe. In 1932 Bishop began showing her work frequently at the newly opened Midtown Galleries, where her work would be represented throughout her career.

In 1934 she married Harold Wolff, a neurologist, and moved with him to Riverdale, New York. Bishop kept her studio in Manhattan, moving from 14th Street to Union Square. She remained in her Union Square studio for fifty years (1934-1984). From 1936 to 1937 she taught at the Art Students League and in 1940 her son Remsen was born. In 1941 she was named a member of the National Academy of Design and from 1944 to 1946 she was the Vice President of the National Institute of Arts & Letters, the first woman to hold an executive position with that organization. She wrote articles and joined other artists in speaking out in support of realist painting and against the abstract style that was dominating the New York art scene.

During her long career which lasted into the 1980s, Bishop exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, traveled throughout the U. S. as an exhibition juror, and won many awards for her work, including the award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts presented by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.
Related Material:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are three oral history interviews with Isabel Bishop, April 15, 1959, May 29, 1959, and November 12-December 11, 1987.

The Whitney Museum of American Art and Midtown Galleries loaned additional Bishop papers to the Archives for microfilming on reels NY59-4 and NY59-5. These items were returned to the lenders after microfilming and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in several installments by Isabel Bishop from 1959 to 1983.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Book illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Realism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Watercolors
Sketches
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Illustrated letters
Citation:
Isabel Bishop papers, 1914-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bishisab
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1983
Scope and Contents note:
Isabel Bishop's correspondence spans over forty years, with the bulk of it dating between 1960 and 1973. Letters found here are both personal and professional. There are separate files of correspondence with artists Warren Chappell, R. B. Kitaj, and Edward Laning, poet John Canaday and his wife Katherine, and physicist John M. Frankland. Over half of the letters to Bishop from Warren Chappell are illustrated.

Bishop's chronological general correspondence primarily consists of incoming letters, with a few outgoing letters. Bishop was friends with many artists and cultural figures and her correspondence includes letters to and from artists such as John Taylor Arms, Peggy Bacon, Peter Blume, Warren Chappell, Sidney Delevante, Edwin Dickinson, Philip Evergood, John Folinsbee, Malvina Hoffman, Jo Hopper, James Kearns, Leon Kroll, Clare Leighton, Jack Levine, Alice Neel, Hobson Pittman, Fairfield Porter, Abraham Rattner, Katherine Schmidt, Henry Schnakenberg, Raphael Soyer, George Tooker, Stuyvesant Van Veen, Franklin Watkins, Mahonri Young, and William Zorach. Bishop also corresponded with poets, authors, historians, and dancers, such as Van Wyck Brooks, John Ciardi, Merce Cunningham, Babette Deutsch, Edna Ferber, Richmond Lattimore, Marianne Moore, Lewis Mumford, Kurt Vonnegut, and Glenway Westcott. There are also letters from many galleries, museums, and schools which exhibited or purchased her work, including Juliana Force and Una Johnson, and art organizations.
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:
Isabel Bishop papers, 1914-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bishisab, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Organization Files

Collection Creator:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1937, 1951-1952
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains files or records of arts organizations in which Bishop participated, including the American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers and the New Society of Artists. The files contain a variety of materials, such as a constitution, lists of members, various receipts and bills, a dues ledger, and price lists. Note that her role as an officer in the National Institute of Arts and Letters is not documented here. Bishop's file on UNESCO includes documents regarding her participation in the 1952 International Conference of Artists and contains agendas, reports, notes on panels, and other documents.
Arrangement note:
Items are arranged chronologically within each folder.
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:
Isabel Bishop papers, 1914-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bishisab, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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National Association of Women Artists records, 1926-1971

Creator:
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Mildred  Search this
Morley, Grace  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester  Search this
Bobbitt, Vernon L.  Search this
Museum of New Mexico  Search this
Butler Institute of American Art  Search this
Texas Fine Arts Association  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9081
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211274
AAA_collcode_natiasso
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211274

Lucile Evans papers, 1931-1967

Creator:
Evans, Lucile, 1894-  Search this
Evans, Lucile, 1894-  Search this
Subject:
Ferrell-Hero, Barbara  Search this
Washington Workshop Center for the Arts  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7021
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209154
AAA_collcode_evanluci
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209154

Clare Ferriter papers, 1931-1978

Creator:
Ferriter, Clare, 1913-1994  Search this
Ferriter, Clare, 1913-1994  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8109
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210280
AAA_collcode_ferrclar
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210280

Coalition of Women's Art Organization papers, 1977-1982

Creator:
Coalition of Women's Art Organizations  Search this
Coalition of Women's Art Organizations  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10064
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212926
AAA_collcode_coalof
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212926

On The Move

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Description:
In a three-year cycle themed with World Migration at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this second year presents topics related to Migration across Generations. Visitors explore how American communities and cultures are transformed by the movements, displacements, and interactions of diverse populations over time, with the goal of obtaining insight into the growth of healthy inclusive communities across the country.

The focus this year is on the youth, young Americans whose families have arrived in this country within the last generations. These young people are Americans, raised in the United States. Some of them have been born here, others were brought here as part of a family group who immigrated. It is these first-generation Americans who live fully within a framework of biculturalism. Their parents and grandparents carry with them the language and customs of their country of origin, while the children spend their days in the local schools, becoming integrated as citizens of the United States.

Building on a small but innovative program from 2016, the 2017 program foregrounds the perspectives of youth, past and present. It invites intergenerational conversations about the interplay of migration, creativity, and culture, highlighting the social power of tradition and art. It focuses on how young people assume responsibility as bridge builders among communities, generations, and into the future. Today's generation of young people—ranging from their mid-teens into their mid-thirties—are the most racially diverse population in American history. As young Americans, they have a particular stake in the world they inherit together.

For this program, the National Mall became a space for performances, workshops, sports, visual arts demonstrations, and discussions. Themes of multilingualism, diversity and identity within and across cultural communities are addressed. These themes highlight the shifting notions of the sense of belonging, communication in both high-tech and traditional methods, and the disruptive and generative impacts of migration.
Production and Participants:
PRODUCTION

Director: Sabrina Lynn Motley

Curators: Olivia Cadaval, Amalia Cordova, Sojin Kim

Curatorial Advisors: Alissa Stern, Sebi Medina-Tayac

Project Interns: Michelle Aranda Coss, Juan Goncalves Borrega, Maryam Parhizkar, Jessie Riddle

American Anthropological Association Interns: Inigo Acosta, Demilde Adebayo, Addison Marry, Lauren Paniati

Lead Volunteer: Kenneth Robinson

Presenters: Citlalli Álvarez, Quique Avilés, Diana Baird N'Diaye, Camila Bryce-LaPorte, Regie Cabico, Norma Cantú, C. Daniel Dawson, Eduardo Díaz, Julia Garciá, Theo Gonzalves, Perla M. Guerrero, Mary S. Linn, Samir Meghelli, Mark Puryear, Toni Shapiro-Phim, Daniel Sheehy, Je Naè Taylor, Leslie Walker, Ranald Woodaman, Steve Velásquez, Steve Zeitlin

Advisory Committee: Quique Avilés, Christylez Bacon, Carline Brice-Mesilus, Caitlin Buckley, Ashesh Dangol, James Early, Lubna Ejaz, Julia García, Natalia Gardullo, Kumera Genet, Ted Gong, Perla M. Guerrero, Noelle Terefe Haile, Jada Hampton, Mary Houston, Isaia King, Lilia Knight, Hollis "Flash" Lashley, John Leguizamo, Ed Liebow, Von Martin, Suzanne Matthews-Williams, Phyllis May-Machunda, Eva McIntyre, Rebecca Medrano, Natalie Michel, Michael Morris, Alexis Neblett, Darren Neblett, ThienVinh Nguyen, Brenda V. Pérez Amador, Mark Puryear, Dayanita Ramesh, Anil Ranjit, Maribel Rodriguez, Hatum Saenz-Painemilla, Usman Sarwar, Joseph Sciorra, Andy Shallal, Khandeya Sheppard, Doreen Thompson, Amelia Tseng, Leslie Walker, Dennis Zotigh

Smithsonian Collaborators: Anacostia Community Museum, ARTLAB+ at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Asian Pacific American Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Latino Center

ARTISTS and ENSEMBLES

• Sheila Kay Adams, Ballad singer, storyteller

• Noa Baum, Storyteller, educator

• Caporales Unidos, Washington, D.C., Bolivian Dance Troupe

• Capturing Fire, Washington, D.C., International Queer Poetry Summit and Slam

• CHELOVE, Muralist, visual Artist

• Chinese Youth Club of Washington, D.C., 9-Man volleyball team

• Christyles and Washington Sound Museum, Hip-hop artist; collaborative concert series

• City Lore and International Storytelling Center, Arts organizations of New York, Jonesborough, Tennessee

• DC Caribbean Collective, Music, dance, and history of the Caribbean

• DJ VicoVibes, DJ

• Fugees Family, Inc., Soccer drills, scrimmages

• Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, Media arts program

• Mestre João Grande, Capoeira Angola master

• PJ and Roy Hirabayashi, Japanese American taiko players

• House of Angklung, Indonesian music ensemble

• Ledward Kaapana, Ukulele and slack-key guitar player

• Kichwa Hatari, Indigenous language radio collective

• Kino Musica, Afro-soul band

• Los Pleneros de la 21, Music ensemble and cultural center

• Los Treinta, Salvadoran American artists

• MasPaz, Visual artist, muralist

• Muslim Community Center, Faith-based organization of Silver Spring, Maryland

• Philadelphia Folklore Project, Independent public agency, event producer

• Artemio Posadas, Master son huasteco musician

• San Francisco Kulintang Legacy, Filipino percussion ensemble

• Roberto "Professor Busho" Tapia, Roda Movements capoeira teacher

• Viajeros de las Americas, Alfombra artists

• Mestre Jelon Vieira, Capoeira master

• The Wong People, Kung fu and lion dance association
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2017, Series 4
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2017-ref27

Lucile Evans papers

Creator:
Evans, Lucile, b. 1894  Search this
Names:
Washington Workshop Center for the Arts  Search this
Ferrell-Hero, Barbara, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1967
Scope and Contents:
Curriculum vitae; 18 letters, mostly from representatives of art organization, galleries and museums; a letter from Evans's daughter, Barbara Ferrell-Hero, enclosing an essay she has written about abstract art; 34 exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and a file on the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts. Also contains material on Evans's daughter, Barbara Ferrell-Hero, including a resume, photographs, writings, and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and printmaker; Washington, D.C. Evans's daughter, Barbara Ferrell-Hero, is a painter also.
Provenance:
Donated 1978 by Lucile Evans.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.evanluci
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-evanluci

Clare Ferriter papers

Creator:
Ferriter, Clare, 1913-1994  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((445 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1931-1978
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; photographs of her work; two scrapbooks; exhibition catalogues; her master's thesis on egg tempera painting (Stanford Univ., 1936); rotogravure newpaper pages with illustrations by her; and a cassette tape of her remarks at a 1977 portrait unveiling.
The correspondence concerns religious art exhibitions, local art organizations, the Art in Embassies program, Artists Equity Association (D.C. chapter), Franz Bader, the preparation of a Robert Kennedy memorial volume, and other topics.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, collagist, graphic artist, and teacher (Washington, D.C.). Born in North Dakota, Ferriter did graduate work at Stanford University and taught at Catholic University. She is a former president of the D.C. chapter of the Artists Equity Association. Ferriter died December 31, 1994.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Clare Ferriter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Collagists -- Washington, D.C  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.ferrclar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ferrclar

Coalition of Women's Art Organization papers

Creator:
Coalition of Women's Art Organizations  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1982
Scope and Contents:
Subject files concerning the interests and activities of the Coalition of Women's Art Organizations. Files include correspondence; members' resumes; address lists; business records; statistical reports; drafts for lectures; minutes from meetings; 3 untranscribed cassette tape recordings of meetings; and printed material including clippings, newsletters, press releases, programs, and brochures.
Biographical / Historical:
Women's art organization; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Donated 1982 by Gertrude Barnstone, president of the Coalition of Women's Art Organizations, 1982.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Identifier:
AAA.coalof
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coalof

Ladies' Art Association records

Creator:
Ladies Art Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
18 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1867-1914
Scope and Contents:
The 1871 Constitution, publicity materials (1876-1888), published lists of members, a petition to the State of New York for financial aid, and correspondence (1887-1914). A 1914 letter from a member outlines the history of the Association.
Biographical / Historical:
Organized 1867 and incorporated in 1877 to promote interests of women artists. Many of its members and officers were Quakers.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore., Pa.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Pennsylvania
Identifier:
AAA.ladiart
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ladiart

National Association of Women Artists records

Creator:
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Butler Institute of American Art  Search this
Museum of New Mexico  Search this
National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors (U.S.)  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Texas Fine Arts Association  Search this
Baker, Mildred, 1905-  Search this
Bobbitt, Vernon L., 1911-1992  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester, 1904-1990  Search this
Morley, Grace, 1900-1985  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1926-1971
Summary:
The records of the National Association of Women Artists measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1971. Found are administrative and membership records from the 1960s, exhibition records, printed material, and three scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of catalogs and correspondence regarding the Association's annual exhibition from 1926 to 1971.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the National Association of Women Artists measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1971. Found are administrative and membership records from the 1960s, exhibition records, printed material, and three scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of catalogs and correspondence regarding the Association's annual exhibition from 1926 to 1971.

NAWA's administrative and membership records includes general writings and notes, board meeting notes, constitution and by-laws, mailing lists, and membership forms from 1963 to 1964.

Exhibition records date from 1926 to 1971 and are not complete. Files may include artist and price lists, catalogs and printed material, correspondence, itineraries, and photographs. Notable correspondents and institutions included are Mildred Baker, Vernon Bobbitt, the Butler Institute of American Art, Sylvester Jerry, Grace Morley, the Museum of New Mexico, the Newark Museum, and the Texas Fine Arts Association.

Additional printed materials include a certificate of community service, press clippings, press releases, and printed material from other art-related sources, such as newsletters and exhibition catalogs.

Three mixed media scrapbooks date from 1951 to 1963. Scrapbooks include photographs, clippings, and exhibition catalogs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Administrative and Membership Records, 1947-1970 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Records, 1926-1971 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1957-1967 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1951-1963 (BVs 2-4; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) was founded in 1889 and remains the oldest women's fine arts organization in the country.

Founded under the name the Woman's Art Club of New York, the National Association of Women Artists established a space for women to exhibit, create work, and learn about art. Artists Anita Ashley, Adele Frances Bedell, Elizabeth S. Cheever, Grace Fitz-Randolph, and Edith Mitchill Preilwitz established the organization in 1889. Also known as the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors from 1913, NAWA adopted its current name in 1941.

NAWA's annual exhibition of member artworks gained recognition for the association. The organization also promoted membership by sending out traveling exhibitions across the world. The National Association of Women Artist currently has hundreds of members from all across the United States.
Separated Materials:
Additional records on the National Association of Women Artists can be found at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Zimmerli Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, Frick Art Reference Library, New York Public Library, Film and Fine Art Library, and Library of Congress.
Provenance:
Printed material, 1926-1971, donated by Jane Gray, historian for the NAWA, 1971. Scrapbooks donated by the NAWA, 1981, and the traveling exhibition records donated by NAWA, 1980.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Wasington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
National Association of Women Artists records, 1926-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.natiasso
See more items in:
National Association of Women Artists records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-natiasso

On Art and 'Behaving Badly': Artist Talk with the Guerrilla Girls

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-01-28T01:12:32.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  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_sJy6-3bGT2M

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