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Miscellaneous sketches and prints

Creator:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Subject:
Sutherland, Joyze E.  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
193-
Topic:
Music  Search this
Recitals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11930
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William Theo Brown papers, 1845-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11930
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David Hockney letter to William Theo Brown

Creator:
Hockney, David, 1937-  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Hockney, David, 1937-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1972 Apr. 12
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12121
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William Theo Brown papers, 1845-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12121

Oral history interview with William T. Brown, 2010 August 23-24

Interviewee:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Weinberg, Jonathan, 1957-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Gay artists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15900
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296255
AAA_collcode_brown10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296255
Online Media:

William Theo Brown papers, 1845-1971

Creator:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Eugene Newton  Search this
Bachardy, Don  Search this
Barber, Samuel  Search this
Barton, Betsy  Search this
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir  Search this
Broughton, James  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Callery, Mary  Search this
Carson, Josephine  Search this
Coke, Van Deren  Search this
Craft, Robert  Search this
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Donovan, Richard  Search this
Golschmann, Vladimir  Search this
Hamilton, George Heard  Search this
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Hindemith, Gertrud  Search this
Hindemith, Paul  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Holloway, Sterling  Search this
Howard, Bart  Search this
Inge, William  Search this
Isherwood, Christopher  Search this
Jenkins, Dorothy  Search this
Johnson, Frank  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Kiesler, Lillian  Search this
Lambert, Gavin  Search this
Lathwood, Jo  Search this
Loomis, Amy  Search this
Masselind, Ben  Search this
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Meeks, Everett  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan  Search this
Park, David  Search this
Petty, Mary  Search this
Poulenc, Francis  Search this
Rukeyser, Muriel  Search this
Saint, Eva Marie  Search this
Sarton, May  Search this
Schrade, Leo  Search this
Sekula, Sonja  Search this
Shaw, Robert  Search this
Simonds, Bruce  Search this
Stone, Helen  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor  Search this
Stravinsky, Vera  Search this
Swift, Richard  Search this
Tardos, Anne  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Wonner, Paul  Search this
Zajac, Jack  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Composition (Music) -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8956
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211143
AAA_collcode_browwilt
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211143

Oral history interview with Gordon Cook

Interviewee:
Cook, Gordon  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Light, Alvin, 1931-  Search this
Lloyd, George  Search this
Neri, Manuel, 1930-  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Extent:
55 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 May 11-June 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Gordon Cook conducted 1981 May 11-1981 June 2, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Cook speaks of figurative art in California; his concern for the model's personality and expression; poses and props; interaction between the artist and the model; Patty Jordan as a model; professional and non-professional models. Cook also speaks of the San Francisco arts community and his association with Mark Adams, Elmer Nelson Bischoff, Joan Brown, William Theophilus Brown, Alvin Light, George Lloyd, Manuel Neri, Wayne Thiebaud, Beth Van Hoesen, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Gordon Cook (1927-1985) was a painter from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 59 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists' models -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' models -- San Francisco, California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cook81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cook81

Oral history interview with Diana Crane

Interviewee:
Crane, Diana, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Cook, Gordon  Search this
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983 April 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Diana Crane conducted 1983 April 12, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Crane speaks of her background and education; the beginning of her career as an artist's model; her interests in filmmaking and serigraphy; her first teaching job; posing for Mark Adams, Beth Van Hoesen, Wayne Thiebaud, William Theoophilus Brown, Gordon Cook, and Charles Griffin Farr; erotic aspects of nude modeling; the effect of her work upon her personal life; her self-portraiture; her photographic work.
Biographical / Historical:
Diana Crane (1946-) is a photographer and artist's model from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Occupation:
Artists' models -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Nude in art  Search this
Artists' models -- San Francisco, California -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.crane83
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-crane83

Oral history interview with William T. Brown

Creator:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Weinberg, Jonathan, 1957-  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (5 hr., 39 min.), digital, wav)
135 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 August 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William T. Brown conducted 2010 August 23 and 24, by Jonathan Weinberg, for the Archives of American Art at Brown's home, in San Francisco, California.
Biographical / Historical:
William T. Brown (1919-2012) was a painter in San Francisco, California. Jonathan Weinberg (1957-) is an artist and art historian in New Haven, Connecticut.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 39 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Gay artists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.brown10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brown10

Oral history interview with Elmer Bischoff

Interviewee:
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Geis, Bill  Search this
Hudson, Robert, 1938-  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas, 1913-  Search this
Neri, Manuel, 1930-  Search this
Park, David, 1911-1960  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
82 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1977 August 10-September 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Elmer Bischoff conducted 1977 August 10-September 1, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Bischoff speaks of his family background; the influence of art teachers and attitudes at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1930s; his years of teaching at the California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco Art Institute), first under the directorship of Douglas MacAgy and then under Ernst Mundt and Gurdon Woods; his fellow faculty members Clyfford Still, David Park, Clay Spohn and Hassel Smith, and their work in abstract expressionism. He recalls some of his most successful students, including Joan Brown, Manuel Neri, and William T. Wiley.
Bischoff explains his turning away from abstract expressionism toward figurative painting, and cites the influence of David Park. He credits George Staempfli as the first New York art dealer to be interested in Bay Area figurative painting. He discusses the origins of the Bay Area funk movement. He speaks of teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, and reflects on the differences between teaching in a university environment and an art school. He discusses his move away from the figure to large scale abstraction.
Biographical / Historical:
Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991) was a painter and educator from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 24 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bischo77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bischo77

Paul Wonner photographs and printed material

Creator:
Wonner, Paul, 1920-2008  Search this
Names:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
[ca. 1956-2005]
Scope and Contents:
Included are a scrapbook, 1956-1968, of clippings about Wonner; photographs of Wonner, his friends, and colleagues and ca. 300 hundred photographs of works of art by Wonner; exhibition announcements, catalogs, and other printed material; and miscellany. Also included is a scrapbook, 1958-2005, of clippings and other printed material concerning painter William Theophilus Brown, long time friend and colleague of Wonner's.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; San Francisco, Calif.; b. 1920.
Provenance:
Donated 2006 by Paul Wonner.
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 -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.wonnpaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wonnpaul

William Theo Brown papers

Creator:
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Eugene Newton  Search this
Bachardy, Don, 1934-  Search this
Barber, Samuel, 1910-  Search this
Barton, Betsy  Search this
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir, 1904-  Search this
Broughton, James  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Callery, Mary, 1903-1977  Search this
Carson, Josephine, 1919-  Search this
Coke, Van Deren, 1921-  Search this
Craft, Robert  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Donovan, Richard  Search this
Golschmann, Vladimir, 1893-1972  Search this
Hamilton, George Heard  Search this
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Hindemith, Gertrud, 1900-1967  Search this
Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Holloway, Sterling  Search this
Howard, Bart  Search this
Inge, William  Search this
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-  Search this
Jenkins, Dorothy  Search this
Johnson, Frank  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Kiesler, Lillian, 1910?-2001  Search this
Lambert, Gavin  Search this
Lathwood, Jo  Search this
Loomis, Amy  Search this
Masselind, Ben  Search this
McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976  Search this
Meeks, Everett, 1879-1954  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Park, David, 1911-1960  Search this
Petty, Mary  Search this
Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963  Search this
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-  Search this
Saint, Eva Marie, 1924-  Search this
Sarton, May, 1912-  Search this
Schrade, Leo, 1903-1964  Search this
Sekula, Sonja, 1918-1963  Search this
Shaw, Robert  Search this
Simonds, Bruce  Search this
Stone, Helen, 1903-  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Stravinsky, Vera  Search this
Swift, Richard, 1927-  Search this
Tardos, Anne, 1943-  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Wonner, Paul, 1920-2008  Search this
Zajac, Jack, 1929-  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1845-1971
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbooks, photograph albums, sketchbooks, correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material reflect Brown's work as a painter, and his ties with contemporary musical and literary figures.
REEL 877: Four scrapbooks, 1946-1972, containing: photographs of composers Igor Stravinsky and Paul Hindemith, artist Don Bachardy and Brown; letters and notes to Brown from musicians Stravinsky, Hindemith, John Cage, and Samuel Barber; drawings and photographs of works by Brown; clippings; and manuscript material by John Cage and Francis Poulenc.
REEL 921: Eight photograph albums, 1941-1971, including photos of Brown's work; photos of Brown at MacDowell Colony working on a series of self-portraits; of Brown, friends, and other artists, including Paul Wonner, Sonia Sekula, John McLaughlin, Jack Zajac, Sterling Holloway, Richard Diebenkorn, Mary Callery, David Park, Robert Shaw, poet May Sarton, playwright William Inge, composers Igor Stravinsky and Paul Hindemith, author Christopher Isherwood, and others.
REELS 1095 and 1116 (photographs only): Correspondence, ca. 1923-1974; with artists, musicians, writers, composers, and others; privately published letters of Brown's grandfather; sketchbooks, including two from his early years, 1926 and 1930-1934, and six done in Europe, 1945; one sketch by Brown and one each by Paul and Gertrude Hindemith; manuscripts; photographs of family, friends, and associates; photographs of drawings; catalogs and announcements; printed papers; legal documents; and 2 clippings relating to Igor Stravinsky.
REEL 1095: Correspondents include: Eugene Anderson, Cecil Beaton, James Broughton, Van Deren Coke, Robert Craft, Jay DeFeo, Elaine De Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Richard Donovan, Vladimir Golschmann, George H. Hamilton, Thomas B. Hess, Gertrude Hindemith (36 letters), Paul Hindemith, David Hockney, Bart Howard, William Inge, Christopher Isherwood, Dorothy Jenkins, Frank Johnson, Gavin Lambert, Jo Lathwood, Amy Loomis, Ben Masselind, Everett Meeks, Nathan Oliveira, Mary Petty, Josephine Carson Rider, Muriel Rukeyser, Eva Marie Saint, Leo Schrade, Bruce Simonds, Helen Stone, Vera Stravinsky, Richard Swift, Ann Tardos and Wayne Thiebaud; many are represented with only one letter.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; San Francisco, Calif. Associated with the late 1950s movement of Bay Area figurative painting. Had particularly close ties with contemporary musical and literary worlds.
Provenance:
Material on reels 877 and 921 lent for microfilming and remainder donated 1974 by William T. Brown. Catalogs on reel 1095 were transferred to NMAA/NPG Library after microfilming.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Composers  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Composition (Music) -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.browwilt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browwilt

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