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Chester Dale papers relating to George Bellows

Creator:
Dale, Chester, 1883-1962  Search this
Names:
C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries  Search this
H.V. Allison Galleries  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Bowes, Julian  Search this
Griffith, W. Martin  Search this
Rosenberg, James  Search this
Simson, Alaric  Search this
Sterner, Marie, 1880-1953  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1919-1956
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, a photograph, and invoices relating to Chester Dale's relationship with George Bellows and Dale's interest in Bellows' works of art.
Correspondence includes twelve letters between George Bellows and Chester Dale regarding Dale's patronage of Bellows and personal matters, 1919-1929. Also included is correspondence between Chester Dale and Marie Sterner, Alaric Simson, and W. Martin Griffith regarding works by Bellows, 1924-1930. Additional letters are from James Rosenberg and Julian Bowes to Dale pertaining to Bowes' portrait sculpture of Bellows, 1927. A photograph of the sculpture is included with the letters.
Seven invoices are from H.V. Allison and Sons to Chester Dale for purchases of works by Bellows, 1944-1956, and an invoice from C.W. Kraushaar Galleries to Dale for a Bellows lithograph, 1929.
Biographical / Historical:
Chester Dale (1883-1962) was an art collector in New York, N.Y. Dale collected 19th and 20th century art works.
Provenance:
Donated 2010 by Martha J. Fleischman, Archives of American Art trustee and benefactor, who purchased the collection at auction.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.daleches2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9687a9a00-492b-4432-8d2c-9c93f14a96e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-daleches2

Talking Iwasaki Hisaya & Charles Freer with Tōyō Bunko // 岩崎久彌(東洋文庫)とチャールズ・ラング・フリーア(フリーア美術館)

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-01-06T18:15:21.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
See more by:
FreerSackler
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
YouTube Channel:
FreerSackler
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_jDda4ZITiAc

Norman Mineta Portrait Presentation Ceremony

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-07-28T20:01:21.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
See more by:
NatlPortraitGallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt__ysOBBh7Lfg

Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers

Creator:
Kiesler, Lillian, 1910?-2001  Search this
Names:
Anthology Film Archives  Search this
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
University of Iowa, Museum of Art  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Adnan, Etel  Search this
Andres, Jo  Search this
Arnaud, Leopold, 1895-1984  Search this
Bartos, Armand P., 1910-  Search this
Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985  Search this
Buscemi, Steve, 1958-  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Copley, Alfred L.  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965  Search this
Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1931-2000  Search this
Dorazio, Piero, 1927-  Search this
Dorazio, Virginia Dortch  Search this
Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Hawkins, Erick  Search this
Hodges, Alice  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Howe, George, 1886-1955  Search this
Kamler, Richard  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
MacIver, Loren, 1909-  Search this
Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997  Search this
Milius, Tom  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Montgomery, Chandler  Search this
Owen, Jane Blaffer, 1915-2010  Search this
Purdy, James  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid, 1915-1965  Search this
Extent:
49.1 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Diaries
Interviews
Scripts (documents)
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
circa 1910s-2003
bulk 1958-2000
Summary:
The papers of New York artist Lillian Kiesler and architect and sculptor Frederick Kiesler measure 49.1 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1910s-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1958-2000. The collection documents their personal and professional lives and the legacy of Frederick Kiesler's work through biographical material, correspondence, legal, financial and business records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed and digital material, writings and interviews, monographs, photographic material, and sound and video recordings. Also found are papers related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and the papers of artist Alice Hodges.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of artist, performer, and arts educator Lillian Kiesler and sculptor, architect, set designer, educator, and writer Frederick Kiesler measure 49.1 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1910s-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1958-2000. The collection documents their personal and professional lives and the legacy of Frederick Kiesler's work through biographical material, correspondence, legal, financial and business records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed and digital material, writings and interviews, monographs, photographic material, and sound and video recordings. Also found are papers related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and the papers of artist Alice Hodges.

The collection is arranged into two series: the Lillian Kiesler Papers (Series 1) and the Frederick Kiesler Papers (Series 2). Measuring 41.1 linear feet, the Lillian Kiesler Papers (Series 1) make up the bulk of the collection and document her personal life and professional career as an artist, actor, teacher, arts benefactor and promoter of Frederick Kiesler's legacy. The series spans her lifetime, although most of the material is dated after 1965. Among her papers are biographical materials, correspondence, legal and financial records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed material, monographs, papers related to Frederick Kiesler and his legacy, papers of and related to Hans Hofmann, papers of Alice Hodges, photographic material, and sound and video recordings.

Found among Lillian Kiesler's personal papers are address books, numerous calendars and appointment books, and diaries and journals. Her correspondence is extensive and contains business correspondence with John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation, and personal letters and greeting cards from friends, family, artists, scholars, and researchers, including Etel Adnan, Alcopley, Fritz Bultman, Steve Buscemi, Mike Diamond, Burgoyne Diller, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Piero Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Jay Gottlieb, Erick Hawkins, Burgess Meredith, Henry Miller, James Purdy, and Herrel Thomas. Of interest is a letter from Harry Holtzman postmarked March 13, 1935 describing his initial meeting with Mondrian, and a letter from E.B. Gordon describing Henry Miller in Paris.

Materials related to Lillian Kiesler's estate and last wishes can also be found, as well as teaching plans, student work, and writings by Lillian Kiesler's mentor and friend, New York University professor Chandler Montgomery. Various printed material, correspondence, scripts, and rehearsal schedules from Lillian Kiesler's exhibitions and performances are also found, and among the directors, artists and writers represented are Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, Cindy Lugar, Tim Miller and James Purdy. Artwork contains photographs by Bob Del Fredici, drawings by Piero Dorazio, and notes to Frederick Kiesler from Lillian Kiesler.

Subject files about artists, friends, colleagues, performances, and organizations in which she supported, such as the Anthology Film Archives, include printed materials and research materials. Signed exhibition catalogs of Loren MacIver, Dina Ghen, Lenore Tawney, and Toshiko Takaezu, and a reprint article inscribed by Alcopley can be found, as well as numerous inscribed monographs, including books inscribed by Max Weiler and Piero Dorazio, an inscribed first edition of Henry Miller's Black Spring (1936), and a 1937 monograph by Harry Holtzman titled American Abstract Artists.

Series 1 also includes materials related to her husband Frederick Kiesler, papers of and related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann, and the personal papers of artist Alice Hodges. The Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler were primarily created or compiled by Lillian Kiesler and document her work on behalf of Frederick Kiesler's legacy. Of interest are letters from Frederick Kiesler to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges; a bound volume of correspondence to Piero Dorazio; an inventory of objects in the Frederick Kiesler estate; photographs of artwork; an interview (sound recordings and transcript) with Lillian Kiesler about Frederick Kiesler for "Music of the Age," included on the tape is a portion of a Frederick Kiesler interview (1965); a recording of Lillian Kiesler interviewing Richard Kamler about Frederick Kiesler; and Frederick Kiesler's dialogue with Leo Castelli (undated).

Lillian Kiesler was a student of Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts, as well as an enthusiastic volunteer promoter and assistant to The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. The bulk of the papers of and related to Hans Hofmann were created or compiled by Lillian Kielser and are about Hofmann's career and legacy. However, also found are some papers of Hans Hofmann, including letters from Hofmann to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges describing his artwork, life in Provincetown, and issues with The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, typed and handwritten lectures given by Hofmann, Hofmann's 1941 address to the American Abstract Artists (AAA), three boxes of card files on students of the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in New York City and Provincetown, and photographs of Hofmann and his house in Provincetown taken by Wilfrid Zogbaum and Tom Milius.

The artist Alice Hodges (b. unknown-1965) was a close friend of Lillian Kiesler, a former secretary to Frederick Kiesler, and a student of Hans Hofmann. Included among her personal papers is some correspondence from Hans Hofmann and Katherine Drier and numerous postcards from Hodges and Lillian Kiesler's trip to Europe in 1950, posters and printed material from her exhibitions, an oversized scrapbook chronicling Lillian Kiesler's teaching career, records from the United States Treasury War Bond Art Auction in 1945, original artwork and greeting cards made by Hodges and Lillian Kiesler, and 31 rolled negative strips in metal canisters of Frederick Kiesler sculptures, Provincetown and Hans Hofmann, Wellfleet, Empire State Music Festival (1955), and travels to Colorado and Europe, some of which may be printed and found in this subseries.

Photographs found in the Lillian Kiesler Papers are mostly black and white and color snapshots of Lillian Kiesler's friends and family at events and at home, including candid photos of Hans Hofmann, Alice Hodges, Frederick Kiesler, and Alcopley. Slides prepared by Lillian Kiesler for a lecture on Frederick Kiesler and her lecture notes on index cards are found. Sound and video recordings include recordings of productions in which Lillian Kiesler performed, and music, film, or live stage performances written, directed, or performed by friends.

Measuring 7.1 linear feet, Frederick Kiesler's personal papers (Series 2) document his professional career and date from 1923-1992. Biographical materials include his curriculum vitae, four passports, and numerous appointment books and notes from late in his life. Correspondence with architects, publishers, editors, universities, museums, galleries, manufacturers, artists and friends includes letters from L. Alcopley, Leopold Arnaud, Armand P. Bartos, Piero and Virginia Dorazio, George Howe, Kay Johnson, Jane Owen, and others. There are also photocopied letters from Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, and Piet Mondrian. Business and financial records from the 1940s to mid-1960s comprise a significant bulk of this series and are primarily tax returns and receipts and statements used to file tax returns. Materials on the publication of "Inside the Endless House" (1966), the International Theatre Exposition (in German) in 1924 and other exhibits from shortly after his death are found, as well as student artwork and papers from Kiesler's classes in the mid-1950s. A bound copy of the "Bibliography of Writings of and About Frederick Kiesler" compiled by Lillian Kiesler is found, as well as printed material about Frederick Kiesler and a handful of photographs of artwork.

Users should note that Lillian Kiesler's and Frederick Kiesler's papers contain similar types of material that often overlap in subject matter, especially among the Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler (Subseries 1.10) in Series 1 and the Frederick Kiesler Papers (Series 2). This collection contains limited material related to Lillian Kiesler prior to the 1940s and Frederick Kiesler prior to his arrival in the United States in 1926.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series. Each series is divided into several subseries, with the arrangement described in detail in the series descriptions.

Missing Title

Series 1: Lillian Kiesler papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Box 1-39, 47-52, OV 53-57; 41.1 linear feet, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 2: Frederick Kiesler papers, 1923-1992 (Box 40-46, OV 53; 7.1 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965) was a sculptor, architect, set designer, educator, and writer active in New York and Connecticutt. Lillian Kiesler (1911-2001) was a performer, arts educator, and painter married to Frederick Kiesler. She was also active in the administration of the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts.

Frederick Kiesler was born in Romania in 1890, although he gave various other dates for his birth and regularly cited Vienna as his birthplace. He arrived in the United States with his wife Steffi in 1926 for the International Theatre Exposition at Steinway Hall in New York City. They stayed in the United States and were granted citizenship in 1936.

Kiesler secured a teaching position at Columbia University's School of Architecture in 1930, and from 1934 through 1957 he was the scenic design director at The Juilliard School of Music. He also lectured at Yale University from 1950-1952. Often labeled a Surrealist, Kiesler's work was experimental and frequently described as ahead of its time. He published, lectured, and participated in numerous exhibitions throughout his career. He is known for his theory of "coreallism;" "The Space House" (1933), a full-scale model of a single family home; an installation designed for Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery in 1942; "The Endless House" drawings and model (1950); "The Universal Theatre" (1961) model; and the Shrine of the Book (1965), a building to exhibit the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem. He died in New York City in December 1965.

Lillian Olinsey met architect and sculptor Frederick Kiesler in 1934. After years of friendship, they were married in 1964, a year and a half before Frederick's death in 1965.

Lillian Kiesler studied art at the Art Students League, Cooper Union, and the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, where she also assisted Hofmann and the school administration. She taught art to children and young adults for twenty years in New York City. From 1945 to 1955, she taught at the Greenwich House Art workshops and the Woodward School, followed by the Brooklyn Museum (1948-1958), Barnard School (1953-1963), New York University School of Education (1955-1966), and Juilliard School of Visual Arts (1963-1965). Lillian was involved in the performing arts and between the late 1970s through the 1990s she performed in New York City with numerous directors, notably Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, Richard Foreman, John Jesurun, Cindy Lubar, and Tim Miller. She frequently performed with her close friend, painter Maryette Charlton, who was the executor of the Lillian Kiesler estate.

Lillian Kiesler tirelessly promoted Frederick Kiesler's work and legacy after his death in 1965. From the late 1980s through the 1990s, she delivered lectures about his work at universities and museums, gave interviews, corresponded with researchers, and organized his papers to donate to the Harvard Theatre Collection, Yale School of Art and Architecture, and the Archives of American Art. In 1997, she helped found the Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Foundation in Vienna, Austria. She endowed the Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize, an award given to a notable contributor to the field of architecture. The first recipient was Frank Gehry in 1998. Lillian Kiesler passed away in 2001 in New York City.
Related Material:
The holdings of the Archives of American Art include the Hans Hofmann Papers, 1904-1978 and the Maryette Charlton Papers, 1929-1998. Additional Frederick Kiesler papers are available at the Museum of Modern Art, the Harvard Theater Collection, and the Yale School of Art and Architecture.
Separated Material:
Some of the materials related to Frederick Kiesler were initially loaned for microfilming on reels 57 and 127-128. This material is not described in the container listing of this finding aid. Most, but not all, of the loaned material was later donated and has been merged with the other accretions.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Lillian Kiesler and Maryette Charlton, executrix of her estate, in several accessions between 1980-2002. Some of the papers related to Frederick Kiesler were originally loaned for microfilming in 1971, most of which was later donated in 1980. Additional papers related to Frederick Kiesler were donated in 1993. Papers related to Hans Hofmann were given in 1981. Lillian Kiesler's papers were donated in 2000 by Lillian Kiesler, and in 2002, by Maryette Charlton.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Set designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Exhibition designers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Function:
Art schools -- Massachusetts
Art Schools -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Diaries
Interviews
Scripts (documents)
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers, circa 1910s-2003, bulk 1958-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kieslill
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92be035c5-5063-4d6e-8ac2-5f08c17ef915
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kieslill
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William Henry Singer, Jr.

Artist:
Martin Borgord, 1869 - 1935  Search this
Sitter:
William Henry Singer, Jr., 1868 - 1943  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas on Masonite
Dimensions:
76.4cm x 63.7cm (30 1/16" x 25 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1916
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Pipe  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
William Henry Singer, Jr.: Male  Search this
William Henry Singer, Jr.: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
William Henry Singer, Jr.: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Patron of the arts  Search this
William Henry Singer, Jr.: Visual Arts\Art collector  Search this
William Henry Singer, Jr.: Visual Arts\Artist\Impressionist  Search this
William Henry Singer, Jr.: Society and Social Change\Founder\Museum founder  Search this
William Henry Singer, Jr.: Visual Arts\Benefactor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Academy of Design
Object number:
126-P-1833
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4dcd6eb35-2661-4658-bb7f-5216ccb0b1be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_126-P-1833

Model, Static, Lockheed Electra, Amelia Earhart

Manufacturer:
Lockheed Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Overall - wood
Metal- propellers, landing gear
Dimensions:
Model: 23.5 × 73.7 × 104.1cm (9 1/4 in. × 2 ft. 5 in. × 3 ft. 5 in.)
3-D (Model Overall): 4.1kg (9lb.)
Type:
MODELS-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
Inventory Number:
A19600213000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv918de48ff-0b6d-4734-8337-fdf932960d39
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600213000
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Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers

Creator:
Williams, Esther Baldwin, 1867-1964  Search this
Names:
Grace Horne Galleries  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Finck, Furman J., 1900-  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Williams, Esther, 1907-1969  Search this
Williams, Nadia, 1910-  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Massachusetts -- Boston -- Description and Travel
France -- Paris -- Description and Travel
Date:
1887-1984
Summary:
The papers of Boston area painters Esther Baldwin Williams and daughter Esther Williams measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1984. The scattered papers of both women include biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, writings and notes, two diaries, four sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, and one photograph album.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Boston and New York area painters Esther Baldwin Williams and daughter Esther Williams measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1984. The scattered papers of both women include biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, writings and notes, two diaries, four sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, and one photograph album.

For clarity, Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams are referred to by their proper names throughout this finding aid.

Biographical information includes a membership card to the Rockport Art Association for Esther Williams and a biographical sketch of Esther Baldwin Williams

Personal business records include receipts for purchases of artwork by Esther Baldwin Williams, banking documents, exhibition entry forms and sales receipts for Esther William's works.

Correspondence includes incoming letters and drafts of outgoing letters. The majority of the correspondence is that of Esther Williams, including a considerable amount of letters to her parents. There are letters to Esther Williams from her friends Louis Eilshemius, Furman J. Finck, and Leon Kroll, and both Grace Horne Galleries and Kraushaar Galleries. Esther Baldwin Williams' correspondence includes personal letters from Maurice Prendergast.

Writings and notes include two diaries kept by Esther Baldwin Williams that date from 1892 until 1902 and cover her life in Paris and later in Boston. Some of the diary pages are illustrated with sketches. The series also includes scattered notes, including Charles Prendergast's Notes on Formula of Ebonizing Technique.

There are four sketchbooks, likely by Esther Baldwin Williams, of pencil and watercolor sketches of cats, babies and children, orchestral scenes, portraits, and architecture.

Scattered printed materials include a copy of Cezanne's Studio given to Esther Baldwin Williams by Maurice Prendergast, a copy of a family history by Nadia Williams, exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, and miscellany.

There is one photograph of an unidentified work of art and a circa 1900 family photo album with mostly unidentified photos of babies, children, and family members.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1942-1979 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Personal Business Records, 1893-1966 (9 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1887-1961 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1892-1947 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Sketchbooks and Sketches, circa 1900 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1883-1984 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1920 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)
Biographical Note:
Esther Baldwin Williams (1867-1964) and her daughter Esther Williams (1907-1969) were painters active in Boston, Paris, and New York City.

Esther Baldwin Williams was born Esther Mabel Baldwin on December 11, 1867 to a prominent Boston family of artists. She began her art education under her uncle Joseph Foxcroft Cole and worked with her cousin Adelaide Chase Cole. Adelaide and Esther shared a studio in Greenwich Village in 1888. The two cousins also traveled to Paris in 1877 and 1891 to paint. Esther Baldwin concentrated on portraiture and often painted the women in her social circle.

Esther Baldwin became engaged to Oliver Williams in 1898. They married and moved to 96 Beacon Street in Boston where they raised their children, Oliver, Thomas, and Esther. Around 1900, the Williams met Maurice and Charles Prendergast. Esther became a friend and patron of Maurice and the two shared a studio for some time and exchanged letters. Esther Baldwin continued to work in portraiture, focusing her work on her children and relatives and did not pursue a professional career. In addition to painting, Esther Baldwin and Oliver Williams inspired a passion for music in their children.

Born in 1907, Esther Williams inherited her mother's interest in the arts. Unlike her mother, she desired a professional career as a painter. She first studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston in 1925 and later went to Paris to study under Andre Lhote. Upon returning to the United States, she moved to New York City and enrolled with the Art Students League. She married Roland Joseph McKinney, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum.

Esther Williams is known for her portraits, paintings of flowers, circus and orchestra scenes, and for her impressionistic style. She was represented by Grace Horne Gallery in the 1930s and switched to Kraushaar Galleries in 1940.

Esther Baldwin Williams died in 1964. Her daughter, Esther Williams died shortly thereafter in 1969.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the papers of Esther William's husband Roland Joseph McKinney.
Provenance:
The Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers were donated in two installments by Peter McKinney, step-son of Esther Williams in 1974 and by Nadia Williams, Esther Baldwin William's daughter-in-law in 1985.
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
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers, 1887-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.willesth
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw993a92787-2cf6-410d-898b-0db3e93ba678
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-willesth
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Bodhisattva Maitreya or Avalokiteshvara

Medium:
Copper alloy with high tin content and silver inlay
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 35 × 9.8 × 7 cm (13 3/4 × 3 7/8 × 2 3/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Buriram province, Thailand
Date:
7th century
Period:
Dvaravati period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Avalokiteshvara  Search this
Dvaravati period (ca. 500 - 900)  Search this
Maitreya Buddha  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ann and Gilbert Kinney
Accession Number:
S2015.24
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
F|S Southeast Asia
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
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Paul Beck, Jr.

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Paul Beck, Jr., 1757 - 1844  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
74.4cm (29 5/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1810-50
Topic:
Paul Beck, Jr.: Male  Search this
Paul Beck, Jr.: Visual Arts\Founder\Art Museum  Search this
Paul Beck, Jr.: Visual Arts\Art collector  Search this
Paul Beck, Jr.: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Paul Beck, Jr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Paul Beck, Jr.: Military and Intelligence\Militia  Search this
Paul Beck, Jr.: Visual Arts\Benefactor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Object number:
1901.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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John Pierpont Morgan

Artist:
Carlos Baca-Flor, 1867 - 1941  Search this
Sitter:
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr., 17 Apr 1837 - 31 Mar 1913  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
157.5 x 149.9 cm (62 x 59 in. )
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1908-14
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Chain  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Male  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Business and Finance\Financier  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Business and Finance\Banker  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Visual Arts\Art collector  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Benefactor  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Visual Arts\Visual arts administrator\Art museum administrator\Art museum trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Object number:
39.119 MMA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
©Carlos Baca-Flor
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John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.

Artist:
Haydon Jones, 1870 - 1970?  Search this
Sitter:
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr., 17 Apr 1837 - 31 Mar 1913  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Dimensions:
50.8cm x 40.9cm (20" x 16 1/8"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1900-10
Topic:
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Male  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Business and Finance\Financier  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Business and Finance\Banker  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Visual Arts\Art collector  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Benefactor  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Visual Arts\Visual arts administrator\Art museum administrator\Art museum trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York
Object number:
39.456.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Robert Hudson Tannahill

Artist:
John Carroll, 14 Aug 1892 - 7 Nov 1959  Search this
Sitter:
Robert Hudson Tannahill, 1893 - 1969  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
51cm x 41cm (20 1/16" x 16 1/8"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1931-59
Topic:
Robert Hudson Tannahill: Male  Search this
Robert Hudson Tannahill: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Patron of the arts  Search this
Robert Hudson Tannahill: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Benefactor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Detroit Institute of Arts
Object number:
70.139 DIA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anna Brugh Singer

Artist:
Robert Reid, 1862 - 1929  Search this
Sitter:
Anna Brugh Singer, 1873 - 1962  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
89.5cm x 59.7cm (35 1/4" x 23 1/2"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1920-30
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Pearl  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring\Wedding Band  Search this
Anna Brugh Singer: Female  Search this
Anna Brugh Singer: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Patron of the arts  Search this
Anna Brugh Singer: Visual Arts\Art collector  Search this
Anna Brugh Singer: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Anna Brugh Singer: Society and Social Change\Founder\Museum founder  Search this
Anna Brugh Singer: Visual Arts\Benefactor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Object number:
A585;49.36
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Edwin Denison* Morgan

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Edwin Denison Morgan, 8 Feb 1811 - 14 Feb 1883  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
65cm x 39.5cm x 29.5cm (25 9/16" x 15 9/16" x 11 5/8"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1865-75
Topic:
Edwin Denison Morgan: Male  Search this
Edwin Denison Morgan: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York  Search this
Edwin Denison Morgan: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
Edwin Denison Morgan: Business and Finance\Banker  Search this
Edwin Denison Morgan: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
Edwin Denison Morgan: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Edwin Denison Morgan: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Benefactor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Union League Club of New York
Object number:
NY270057
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr., 17 Apr 1837 - 31 Mar 1913  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
*
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1900-50
Topic:
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Male  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Business and Finance\Financier  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Business and Finance\Banker  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Visual Arts\Art collector  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Benefactor  Search this
John Pierpont Morgan, Sr.: Visual Arts\Visual arts administrator\Art museum administrator\Art museum trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: American Museum of Natural History
Object number:
NY280045
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Amos Kendall

Attribution:
Daniel Huntington, 14 Oct 1816 - 18 Apr 1906  Search this
Sitter:
Amos Kendall, 16 Aug 1789 - 12 Nov 1869  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
72.8cm x 60.7cm (28 11/16" x 23 7/8"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
1855-65
Topic:
Amos Kendall: Male  Search this
Amos Kendall: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Amos Kendall: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Amos Kendall: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Benefactor  Search this
Amos Kendall: Politics and Government\Government official\Postmaster\Postmaster General  Search this
Amos Kendall: Business and Finance\Accounting\Auditor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Dartmouth College
Object number:
P.894.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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EDAN-URL:
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Robert King Carter

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Robert King Carter, 1663 - 4 Aug 1732  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
109.9cm x 86.3cm (43 1/4" x 34"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1830-40
Topic:
Robert King Carter: Male  Search this
Robert King Carter: Religion and Spirituality  Search this
Robert King Carter: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
Robert King Carter: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\University administrator\University trustee  Search this
Robert King Carter: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Benefactor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
VA150092
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_VA150092

Sara Henderson Smith

Attribution:
Robert Walter Weir, 18 Jun 1803 - 1 May 1889  Search this
Sitter:
Sara Henderson Smith, 1812 - 1884  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas (?)
Dimensions:
Stretcher (estimate): 17.8 × 14.6cm (7 × 5 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1830-35
Topic:
Costume\Outerwear\Shawl  Search this
Sara Henderson Smith: Female  Search this
Sara Henderson Smith: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Sara Henderson Smith: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Benefactor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Virginia Military Institute
Object number:
VA150110
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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EDAN-URL:
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Painting of Henry Yesler

Artist:
James Carroll Beckwith, 1852 - 1917  Search this
Sitter:
Henry L. Yesler, 1810 - 1892  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Not available
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1875-92
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Henry L. Yesler: Male  Search this
Henry L. Yesler: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Henry L. Yesler: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Real estate agent  Search this
Henry L. Yesler: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Lumber  Search this
Henry L. Yesler: Politics and Government\Public official\Mayor  Search this
Henry L. Yesler: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Benefactor  Search this
Henry L. Yesler: Business and Finance\Accounting\Auditor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Seattle Public Library
Object number:
WA070049
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Unidentified Man

Alternate Title:
Clement C. Moore
Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Man  Search this
Formerly identified as:
Clement Clarke Moore, 15 Jul 1779 - 10 Jul 1863  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 10.8 × 6.6 × 0.2 cm (4 1/4 × 2 5/8 × 1/16")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Unidentified Man: Male  Search this
Clement Clarke Moore: Male  Search this
Clement Clarke Moore: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor  Search this
Clement Clarke Moore: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Clement Clarke Moore: Literature\Writer\Religious  Search this
Clement Clarke Moore: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Benefactor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M1177
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M1177

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