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James Cahill Papers

Creator:
Cahill, James, 1926-2014  Search this
Names:
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M., 1934-  Search this
Cahill, James, 1926-2014  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Fu, Shen, 1937-  Search this
Lawton, Thomas, 1931-  Search this
Ledderose, Lothar date  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing, 1920-  Search this
Pope, John Alexander  Search this
Sickman, L. C. S. (Laurence C. S.)  Search this
Soper, Alexander Coburn, 1904-  Search this
Vinograd, Richard Ellis date  Search this
Wang, Chi-ch'ien  Search this
Wu, Nelson Ikon, 1919-  Search this
Extent:
12 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Manuscripts
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Japan
Berkeley (Calif.)
China
Date:
1945-1996
Summary:
Papers created by Asian art historian, curator, and collector Dr. James Francis Cahill. Includes personal and professional correspondence and project files documenting his many publications, lectures and activities in the Asian art field. Documents span his early career at the Freer Gallery of Art, where he served as curator of Chinese art from 1957-1965, and his tenure 1965-1994 as Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.
Scope and Content Note:
The James Cahill Papers span the years 1945 to 1996 and measures 15 linear feet. The collection includes: personal and administrative correspondence with other art historians, art dealers and collectors; lecture manuscripts and administrative material and correspondence with art museums, universities and other organizations in the Asian art community. There are also several personal letters and postcards with family friends of James and Dorothy Cahill. The folder descriptions were retained from Cahill's own folder titles and organized alphabetically within each series.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series:

Series 1 -- Project Files, 1945-1996

Series 2 -- Correspondence with Individuals, 1945-1996
Biographical Note:
1926 -- Born, Fort Bragg, CA

1950 -- Receives BA degree in Oriental Languages from University of California, Berkeley

1952 -- Receives MA degree in Art History from University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor

Circa 1953 -- Holds a museum training fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

1954-1955 -- Studies with Shujiro Shimada at Kyoto University in Japan on a Fulbright Scholarship

1956 -- Works with Osvald Sirén in Stockholm on his seven-volume series "Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles" Joins staff of Freer and Sackler Gallery as Curator of Chinese Art

1958 -- Receives PhD in Art History from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, working principally with Max Loehr

1960 -- Publishes first and highly influential book: "Chinese Painting." In: Treasures of Asia series, Editions d'Art Albert Skira, Geneva, Switzerland 1960. Published also in French and German editions

1965 -- Leaves the Freer and Sackler Gallery to accept position as Professor of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley

1973 -- Goes to China as member of the Chinese Archaeological Delegation, first group of art historians to visit China from the US

1976 -- Publishes first of projected five-volume series on later Chinese paintings: "Hills Beyond a River: Chinese Painting of the Yuan Dynasty"

1977 -- Visits China as chairman of Chinese Old Painting Delegation

1978 -- Publishes second of projected five-volume series on later Chinese painting: "Parting At the Shore: Chinese Painting of the Early and Middle Ming Dynasty"

1978-1979 -- Accepts appointment as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard; delivers series of lectures titled, "The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in 17th Century Chinese Painting"

1982 -- Publishes "Barnhart-Cahill-Rogers Correspondence, 1981" (collection of correspondence published for colleagues) The Harvard lecture series: "The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in 17th Century Chinese Painting" published as a book, receives College of Art Association's Morey Prize for Best Art History book

1998-1999 -- Spends a year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton with his wife, the art historian and artist Hsingyuan Tsao

2007 -- Former students organize 80th birthday party/symposium at Berkeley, titled: "Returning to the Shore"

2010 -- Became the 12th Recipient of the Charles Lang Freer Medal

Present -- Living in Vancouver, Canada
Related Material:
The James Cahill website, http://www.jamescahill.info/ which contains digitized versions of selected unpublished papers, correspondence and personal reminisces.
Provenance:
Gift of James Cahill.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Due to cold storage requirements, digital surrogates are prefered for access. One week's notice is required prior to access originals.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Manuscripts
Citation:
James Cahill papers, 1945-1996. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of James Cahill, December 12th, 2001.
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.11
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-11

Rediscovering an old theme in Ming painting / Richard Barnhart

Author:
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
p. 52-61 : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Articles
Date:
1995
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Landscape painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
P -- Analytic
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_848225

Words and images : Chinese poetry, calligraphy, and painting : an internation symposium in honor of John M. Crawford, Jr., May 20-22, 1985

Author:
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings, loose sheets) : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1985
[1985]
Topic:
Arts, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .W68
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_861273

Mu Xin : recent landscape paintings / introduction by Richard M. Barnhart

Title:
Recent landscape paintings
Author:
Mu, Xin 1927-  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Worold economic forum  Search this
Subject:
Xin, Mu 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. ; 29 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
China
Beijing
Date:
2004
C2004
21st century
Topic:
Landscape painting, Chinese  Search this
Langscape paiting  Search this
Call number:
ND1049.X67 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_866642

Peach blossom spring : gardens and flowers in Chinese paintings / Richard M. Barnhart

Author:
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Flowers in art  Search this
Gardens in art  Search this
Call number:
ND1043.4 .B38 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_873104

Wu Guanzhong, a contemporary Chinese artist = Wu Guanzhong hua zhan / Lucy Lim, editor ; foreword by Xiong Bingming ; introduction by Michael Sullivan ; essays by Richard Barnhart, James Cahill, Chu-Tsing Li

Title:
Wu Guanzhong, a contemporary Chinese artist = 吳冠中畫展 / Lucy Lim, editor ; foreword by Xiong Bingming ; introduction by Michael Sullivan; essays by Richard Barnhart, James Cahill, Chu-tsing Li
Wu Guanzhong hua zhan
吳冠中畫展
Author:
Wu, Guanzhong 1919-  Search this
Lim, Lucy  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Cahill, James 1926-2014-  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco  Search this
Subject:
Wu, Guanzhong 1919-  Search this
Physical description:
183 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
ND1049.W7045 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_873143

Master of the lotus garden : the life and art of Bada Shanren (1626-1705) / Wang Fangyu, Richard M. Barnhart ; Judith G. Smith, editor

Author:
Wang, Fangyu 1913-1997  Search this
Zhu, Da 1626-approximately 1705  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Smith, Judith G  Search this
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco  Search this
Yale University Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Zhu, Da 1626-approximately 1705  Search this
Physical description:
299 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
C1990
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Landscape painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1049.C53 W37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_874999

Painters of the great Ming : the Imperial Court and the Zhe School / Richard M. Barnhart ; with contributions by Mary Ann Rogers and Richard Stanley-Baker

Author:
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Rogers, Mary Ann  Search this
Stanley-Baker, Richard  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Dallas Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 360 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
C1993
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Zhe school of painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1043.5 .B37 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_880946

Li Kung-lin's Classic of filial piety / Richard Barnhart ; with essays by Robert E. Harrist, Jr., and Hui-liang J. Chu

Author:
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Li, Gonglin 1049-1106  Search this
Harrist, Robert E  Search this
Zhu, Huiliang  Search this
Subject:
Li, Gonglin 1049-1106 Classic of filial piety  Search this
Li, Gonglin 1049-1106 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1993
C1993
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1457.C56 L5325
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_881186

The jade studio : masterpieces of Ming and Qing painting and calligraphy from the Wong Nan-pʻing collection / introductory essays by Richard M. Barnhart ... [et al.] ; catalogue entries by Qian-shen Bai ... [et al.]

Author:
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Bai, Qianshen  Search this
Yale University Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Wang, Nanping Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
307 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
C1994
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Calligraphy, Chinese--History  Search this
Call number:
ND1042 .J32 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_883268

Along the border of heaven : Sung and Yüan paintings from the C.C. Wang family collection / Richard M. Barnhart

Author:
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Wang, Chi-chʻien  Search this
Subject:
Wang, Chi-chʻien Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1983
C1983
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Painting, Chinese--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .17
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_884966

Marriage of the Lord of the River : a lost landscape by Tung Yüan / Richard Barnhart

Author:
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Dong, Yuan d. 962 Marriage of the lord of the river  Search this
Physical description:
60 p., [39] p. of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .B2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_884967

Wintry forests, old trees : some landscape themes in Chinese painting / by Richard Barnhart

Author:
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
China House Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1972
Topic:
Landscape painting, Chinese  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Trees in art  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .B21
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_884968

Li Kung-lin's Hsiao ching tʻu : illustrations of the Classic of filial piety / Richard M. Barnhart

Author:
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Li, Gonglin 1049-1106 Hsiao ching tʻu  Search this
Subject:
Li, Gonglin 1049-1106  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
1967
1979, c1967
Call number:
759.951 .B22
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_884969

The painting of Zhu Qizhan : third annual one-man show : April 27-June 11, 1988 / introductions by Richard Barnhart, Nancy Berliner

Author:
Chu, Chʻi-chan 1892-  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Berliner, Nancy Zeng 1958-  Search this
L.J. Wender Fine Chinese Painting  Search this
Subject:
Chu, Chʻi-chan 1892-  Search this
Physical description:
[43] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
[1988]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1049.C5264 A42 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_886318

Mandate of heaven : emperors and artists in China : Chinese painting and calligraphy from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Richard M. Barnhart, Wen C. Fong, Maxwell K. Hearn ; [catalogue and exhibition Albert Lutz in collaboration with Maxwell K. Hearn ; assisted by Daniel Schneiter]

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Hearn, Maxwell K  Search this
Lutz, Albert  Search this
Schneiter, Daniel  Search this
Museum Rietberg  Search this
Subject:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1042 .M58 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_886339

Three thousand years of Chinese painting / Richard M. Barnhart ... [et al.]

Author:
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
402 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Painting, Chinese--History  Search this
Call number:
ND1040 .T48
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_888923

Zhongguo hui hua san qian nian / Yang Xin ... [et al.]

Title:
中国绘画三千年 / 杨新 ... [et al.]
Zhongguo hui hua 3000 nian
Author:
Yang, Xin 1940-  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 402 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
Topic:
Painting, Chinese--History  Search this
Call number:
ND1040 .T48 1997a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_890675

Crosscurrents : masterpieces of East Asian art from New York private collections / Amy G. Poster ; with contributions by Richard M. Barnhart and Christine M. E. Guth

Title:
Masterpieces of East Asian art from New York private collections
Author:
Poster, Amy G. 1946-  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Guth, Christine  Search this
Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
195 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Art, East Asian  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N7336 .P6 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_892354

Minol Araki / Claudia Brown, Richard Barnhart, Steven D. Owyoung

Author:
Araki, Minol 1928-  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Brown, Claudia, 1950-  Search this
Owyoung, Steven D  Search this
Guo li li shi bo wu guan (China)  Search this
Phoenix Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Araki, Minol 1928- Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
131 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
Call number:
ND2073.A62 A4 1999
ND2073.A65 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_647199

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