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Macena Barton papers, 1839-1985, bulk 1914-1985

Creator:
Barton, Macena Alberta, 1901-1986  Search this
Subject:
Grell, Louis  Search this
Jewett, Eleanor  Search this
Bulliet, C. J. (Clarence Joseph)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9526
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211725
AAA_collcode_bartmace
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211725

Biesel family papers

Creator:
Biesel family  Search this
Names:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
University of Chicago. Renaissance Society  Search this
Armin, Emil, 1883-  Search this
Biesel, Charles, 1865-1945  Search this
Biesel, Frances Strain, 1898-1962  Search this
Biesel, Fred, 1893-1954  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Foy, Frances M., 1890-1963  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1859-1983
bulk 1915-1983
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, essays, subject files, art work, clippings and other materials documenting the activities of a Chicago family of artists, the 57th Street Art Colony and the Chicago art world in the early twentieth century.
REELS 4207-4209: Biographical materials, including seven biographical accounts, a 1960 program and a 1961 certificate of honor for Frances Strain Biesel and four biographical accounts of Fred Biesel; correspondence, 1927-1963, primarily concerning activities of Fred and Frances; price lists for works of art; a 1955 estate list of the works of Charles Biesel; mailing lists; miscellaneous receipts, 1928-1961; a notebook, 1931-1934, containing addresses and financial notations concerning the sale of works of art.
writings, including two essays, "Is It Futuristic or Cubistic?" and "The 57th Street Colony," 2 untitled essays concerning the perception of modern art, a short story about an appointment with Charles Biesel, lecture notes by Fred Biesel, "War and Arts Exhibition" (Renaissance Society), an untitled lecture at the University of Chicago Art Gallery, "The Story of Modern Art" (Beverly Hills, 1957), lecture notes concerning printmaking, and a 1945 typescript annotated as the "Bohrod talk." Also included are
subject files, 1939-1962, containing correspondence and printed material on the Federal Art Project (Index of American Design), Renaissance Society, Artists Equity Association, Artists Union of Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago Society of Artists, and the 1020 Club; art works, including six sketchbooks and miscellaneous drawings, 1907-1919, by the Biesels, a sketchbook, 1859-1878, by William T. Richards, 3 prints, 1928-1932, by Emil Armin, and a 1930 print by Frances Foy;
photographs, 1919-1960, of Biesel family members, friends, a costume party with John Sloan (2), art classes,1920 and 1950, at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Layton School of Milwaukee, "The Ten" opening reception at the Marshall Field Galleries, 1929 (2), Artists Equity members and activities, 1947-1948 (3), and of works of art;
and printed materials, including a scrapbook of clippings, 1915-1916, compiled by Charles Biesel, a scrapbook, 1926-1931, concerning "Ten Artists", clippings, 1897-1962, exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1921-1983, for Biesel and others, including 11 catalogs from the Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists, a 1923 souvenir program for the No-Jury Artists "Cubist Ball", and miscellany.
UNMICROFILMED: Papers, 1934-1944, relating to Fred Biesel's work for the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project in Illinois, including correspondence with John Walley, Increase Robinson, George Thorp, Franklin D. Roosevelt and others; printed material, 1934-1941, including the newsletter "Chicago Artist," 1937, published by the Artists Union of Chicago, and several exhibition catalogs of the National Exhibition of the Index of American Design; a 25 p. typescript of a speech by Holger Cahill; a teachers handbook with silk-screen illustrations of "Let the Artist Speak"; business records including project proposals for the W.P.A.; and Biesel's letter of resignation, 1943.
Biographical / Historical:
Family of artists. Charles Biesel: marine painter, student of William Trost Richards; his son, Fred Biesel, a painter and art administrator; and Fred's wife, Frances Strain Biesel, a painter and director of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago for many years.
Provenance:
Microfilmed material donated 1985 by Garnett Biesel, son of Fred Biesel; he donated unmicrofilmed material in 1990, after it had been used in preparation for the book The Federal Art Project in Illinois, 1935-1943 (1990), by George Mavigliano and Richard Lawson.
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:
Marine painters -- Illinos -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Women painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.biesfami
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-biesfami

Macena Barton papers

Creator:
Barton, Macena, 1901-1986  Search this
Names:
Bulliet, C. J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Grell, Louis, 1887-1960  Search this
Jewett, Eleanor, 1892-1968  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1839-1985
bulk 1914-1985
Scope and Contents:
The Macena Barton papers measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1914-1985. Included is biographical material consisting of membership cards, resumes, certificates and other biographical material; photographs and slides of Barton, Barton's family and friends, and works of art; printed material including exhibition announcements and catalogs, five scrapbooks of clippings, and miscellaneous printed material; personal business records; works of art; writings and notes, including the script for Bulliet's first radio speech, dedicated to Barton; correspondence, including letters from Clarence J. Bulliet and Eleanor Jewett and others; a subject file for mural painter Louis Grell containing letters and clippings, and information on the Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists and the Chicago Society of Artists; and miscellaneous mate.rial relating to Barton's career as a painter in Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical / Historical:
Macena Barton (1901-1986) was a painter in Chicago, Illinois. Barton studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by James Romano and in 2020 by Harlan J. Berk, who purchased the estate of Macena Barton.
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:
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bartmace
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bartmace

Biesel family papers, 1859-1983, bulk 1915-1983

Creator:
Biesel, family  Search this
Subject:
Armin, Emil  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Foy, Frances M.  Search this
Richards, William Trost  Search this
Biesel, Charles  Search this
Biesel, Fred  Search this
Biesel, Frances Strain  Search this
United States  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Women painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9617
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211824
AAA_collcode_biesfami
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211824

General C-D

Collection Creator:
Dreier, Dorothea A., 1870-1923  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1907-1923
Scope and Contents note:
Chase, William S.

Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists

Colton, Margaret W.

Cullen, Charlotte S.

Dana, Grace N.

Davidson, Emily E.

Dick, Julia

Dodge, Margaret R.

Dodge, Susan R.

Douglas, Maleoliu

Drew, Emma E.

Driggs, Alice A.

Dulman, Cecilia

Duncan, Frances

Dutcher, Elizabeth

Dwyer, M.M.
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art'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:
Dorothea A. Dreier papers, 1881-1941, bulk 1887-1923. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Dorothea A. Dreier papers
Dorothea A. Dreier papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.2: Personal and General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-dreidoro-ref66

Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Bulliet, C.J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 49
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1947
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
The C. J. Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers / Series 5: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bullclar-ref3505

Chicago Academy of Fine Arts - Chicago's New Century Committee

Collection Creator:
Bulliet, C.J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1950
Scope and Contents note:
Chicago Academy of Fine Arts

Chicago Annual Pot-Pourri

Chicago Artists Equity

Chicago Board of Education

Chicago Committee for Bureau of Fine Arts

Chicago Daily News

Chicago Evening Post

Chicago Flower Show

Chicago Galleries Association

Chicago Journal of Commerce

Chicago Newspaper Guild

Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists

Chicago Opera Company

Chicago Park District

Chicago Public Library

Chicago Railroad Fair

Chicago Society of Artists, Inc.

Chicago Sun

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Woman's Aid

Chicago's Charter Jubilee

Chicago's New Century Committee
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
The C. J. Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers
C. J. (Clarence Joseph) Bulliet papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bullclar-ref52

Rudolph Weisenborn papers

Creator:
Weisenborn, Rudolph, b. 1881  Search this
Names:
Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists  Search this
Weisenborn, Fritzi  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1919-1977
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, letters, business records, notes, writings, art works, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.
REEL 856: Biographical sketches; eighteen letters from colleagues, 1948-1965; records of expenditures, 1956-57; a travel log from a trip to Arizona; essays "The Freedom of the Artist" and "Diorama on Soil Erosion and Soil Conservation for the Tennessee Valley Administration" by Weisenborn, a poem "Fritzi and Rudolph"; 2 typed drafts of "Weisenborn and the American Vision" by John Thwaites (1946); notes from an exhibition at the Werner's Books Gallery.
16 sketchbooks, undated and 1947, and 15 sketches by Weisenborn; three scrapbooks, 1921-1956, containing clippings and art reviews written by Weisenborn's wife, Fritzi, exhibition announcements and catalogs, letters, and an autographed guest list from a party; clippings, 1937-1965; catalogs from 10 No-Jury Society exhibitions, 1922-1941; lecture announcements 1934, brochures; and photographs of Weisenborn, his studio, art-related events, and his works of art.
UNMICROFILMED: 4 biographical sketches and his marriage certificate; letters, 1919-1977; business and financial records, 1931-1972; 3 address books; essays by and about Weisenborn, including sections of "Weisenborn and the American Vision" by John Thwaites (1946); 2 children's drawings, a caricature sketch, and a print by Weisenborn; scrapbooks and scrapbook pages, containing clippings and reviews by his wife, 1938 and 1945-1946; clippings, 1920-1973; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1922-1965, and other printed material; photographs and a photo album of Weisenborn, his family, studio, and works of art, including designs for department store windows; and a metal printing plate showing a newspaper photograph of Weisenborn and his wife.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and art instructor; Chicago, Illinois. Died 1974. Taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, 1922-1934. Co-founder of Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists. Weisenborn's wife Fritzi, was art critic for Chicago's Sunday Times.
Provenance:
Material on reel 856 was lent for microfilming in 1974 and subsequently donated 1985 by Gordon Weisenborn with additional unmicrofilmed material. (Several items from 2 of the scrapbooks were not returned.)
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:
Art critics -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art teachers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women art critics -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.weisrudo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weisrudo

Rudolph Weisenborn papers, 1919-1977

Creator:
Weisenborn, Rudolph, 1881-1974  Search this
Subject:
Weisenborn, Fritzi  Search this
Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women art critics -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10115
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213005
AAA_collcode_weisrudo
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213005

First annual exhibition of the Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists

Creator:
Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists  Search this
Subject:
Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1922
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13647
See more items in:
Rudolph Weisenborn papers, 1919-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13647

The parade of the Chicago artists to the No-jury Artists cubist ball

Creator:
Armin, Emil, 1883-1971  Search this
Subject:
Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Place:
Chicago, Ill.
Date:
1923 October
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18108
See more items in:
Emil Armin papers, 1922-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18108

Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists [Folder]

Additional name:
No Jury  Search this
No-Jury Artists  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_98435

Annual exhibition. [Catalogs]

Title:
Annual exhibition. Catalogs
Catalogs
Author:
Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists, inc  Search this
Physical description:
v. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1922
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .C53
ND212.C53
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_157345

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