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Religious objects in one of the annual arts and crafts exhibitions at the National Arts Club

Subject:
National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
191-?
Topic:
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12088
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National Arts Club records, 1898-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12088
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Atlixco, Portada de la Merced II

Photographer:
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972  Search this
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
194-?
Topic:
Church buildings  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14245
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Eugene Berman papers, 1926-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14245

Sign of the Holy Circle Church in Chicago

Photographer:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Chicago, Ill.
Date:
between 1972 and 1981
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15501
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Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15501

Interior photograph of chapel at Baldegg Convent near Luzerne, Switzerland

Photographer:
Blum, Kurt, 1922-2005  Search this
Blum, Kurt, 1922-2005  Search this
Subject:
Breuer, Marcel  Search this
Gatje, Robert F.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Luzerne, Switzerland
Date:
not before 1968
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Architecture, Modern  Search this
Church architecture  Search this
Church buildings  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18235
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Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18235
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Interior photograph of St. Frances de Sales Church in Muskegon, Michigan

Creator:
Hedrich Blessing  Search this
Hedrich Blessing  Search this
Subject:
Beckhard, Herbert  Search this
Breuer, Marcel  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Muskegon, Mich.
Date:
not before 1961
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Architecture, Modern  Search this
Church architecture  Search this
Church buildings  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18236
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Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18236
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Oral history interview with Andrew Dreselly, 1981 June 26

Interviewee:
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985  Search this
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Cascieri, Arcangelo  Search this
Krichmayer, Johann  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Carving (Decorative arts) -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13153
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212229
AAA_collcode_dresel81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212229
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Oral history interview with Alfonso Ossorio, 1968 November 19

Interviewee:
Ossorio, Alfonso A., 1916-1990  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso A., 1916-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Selvig, Forrest  Search this
Subject:
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Signa Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5517
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212466
AAA_collcode_ossori68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212466

Oral history interview with Arcangelo Cascieri, 1972 November 21-1974 January 24

Interviewee:
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Boston Architectural Center  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213369
AAA_collcode_cascie72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213369
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Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1901-1991

Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Subject:
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert  Search this
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert, Jr.  Search this
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Reynolds, Joseph G.  Search this
Portanova, Joseph Domenico  Search this
American Art Expositions (Firm)  Search this
Stained Glass Association of America  Search this
Reynolds, Francis, and Rohnstock  Search this
Joseph G. Reynolds Associates  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Photographs
Watercolors
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Church architecture -- United States  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass painting and staining -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9766
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212167
AAA_collcode_wilbhbur
Theme:
Diaries
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212167
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Hattie Newcomer Gilpin letters, 1901-1904

Creator:
Gilpin, Hattie Newcomer  Search this
Gilpin, Hattie Newcomer  Search this
Subject:
La Farge, John  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
French, Edwin Davis  Search this
Topic:
Church decoration and ornament -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8214
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210385
AAA_collcode_gilphatt
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210385

Citizens Committee for the Army, Navy, and Air Force records, 1940-1945

Creator:
Citizens Committee for the Army, Navy, and Air Force  Search this
Citizens Committee for the Army, Navy, and Air Force  Search this
Subject:
Angel, John  Search this
Carlsen, Dines  Search this
Cox, Allyn  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul  Search this
Oakley, Violet  Search this
Topic:
Religious articles  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- Citizen participation  Search this
Liturgical objects  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7437
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209595
AAA_collcode_citicomm
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209595

Arcangelo Cascieri papers, 1902-1982

Creator:
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Subject:
Alter, John F.  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo  Search this
Boston Architectural Center  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Artists' preparatory studies  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8317
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210489
AAA_collcode_cascarca
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210489

Andrew Dreselly papers, 1900-1981

Creator:
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985  Search this
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985  Search this
Subject:
Angel, John  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo  Search this
Keen, Edgar  Search this
Kirchmayer, John  Search this
Pellegrini, Ernest  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Carving (Decorative arts) -- United States  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9781
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212208
AAA_collcode_dresandr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212208

Elizabeth Nottingham Day papers, 1936-1956

Creator:
Day, Elizabeth Nottingham, 1907-1956  Search this
Beverley Studios (Staunton, Va.)  Search this
Day, Elizabeth Nottingham, 1907-1956  Search this
Subject:
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Federal Art Project (Va.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7393
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209550
AAA_collcode_dayeliz
Theme:
Women
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209550

Lee Woodward Zeigler papers, 1911-1968

Creator:
Zeigler, Lee Woodward, 1868-1952  Search this
Zeigler, Lee Woodward, 1868-1952  Search this
Subject:
Grainger, Percy  Search this
Leiber, Fritz  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Murray, Oscar H.  Search this
Osgood, Charles Grosvenor  Search this
Wheeler, Joseph Lewis  Search this
Enoch Pratt Free Library  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6927
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209056
AAA_collcode_zeiglee
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209056

Florence Nightingale Levy papers, 1890-1947

Creator:
Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947  Search this
Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
American art annual  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Directories  Search this
Art -- Periodicals  Search this
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8426
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210600
AAA_collcode_levyflor
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210600

Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records

Creator:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios  Search this
Names:
American Art Expositions (Firm)  Search this
Joseph G. Reynolds Associates  Search this
Reynolds, Francis, and Rohnstock  Search this
Stained Glass Association of America  Search this
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert, 1887-1974  Search this
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert, Jr., 1913-1984  Search this
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945  Search this
Portanova, Joseph Domenico, 1909-1979  Search this
Reynolds, Joseph G., 1886-1972  Search this
Extent:
40.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Photographs
Watercolors
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1901-1991
Summary:
The records of nationally renowned Boston, Massachussetts, stained glass design company, Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, measure 40.3 linear feet and date from circa 1901-1991. The majority of the collection consists of project files for the studio's stained glass window contracts throughout the United States from the 1920s-1980s. In addition to project files, records include biographical material for the owners, correspondence relating to personal and studio business, general business and financial records, writings such as published articles by Wilbur H. Burnham, scrapbooks and other printed material documenting the history of the company, artwork including extensive watercolor design studies for stained glass, and photographic material. There is a 3.4 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes sketches, awards, printed material, passports, biographical material, Christmas cards, photographs and negatives of Burnham and works of art, slides and postcards of stained glass windows, posthumous material, a bound ledger, legal papers, invoices and receipts, project files and glass plate negatives. Materials date from circa 1901-1991.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of nationally renowned Boston, Massachussetts, stained glass design company, Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, measure 40.3 linear feet and date from circa 1901-1991. The majority of the collection consists of project files for the studio's stained glass window contracts throughout the United States from the 1920s-1980s. In addition to project files, records include biographical material for the owners, correspondence relating to personal and studio business, general business and financial records, writings such as published articles by Wilbur H. Burnham, scrapbooks and other printed material documenting the history of the company, artwork including extensive watercolor design studies for stained glass, and photographic material. There is a 3.4 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes sketches, awards, printed material, passports, biographical material, Christmas cards, photographs and negatives of Burnham and works of art, slides and postcards of stained glass windows, posthumous material, a bound ledger, legal papers, invoices and receipts, project files and glass plate negatives. Materials date from circa 1901-1991.

Biographical material includes resume details and autobiographical notes for Burnham and Burnham, Jr., in addition to membership and fellow certificates.

Correspondence documents general studio business and includes correspondence with current and prospective clients, correspondence related to exhibitions, Burnham, Jr.'s activities on the Executive Committee of the America Arts Exposition, Inc., and the 1940 annual meeting of the Stained Glass Association of America and related business. Also found is some personal correpondence with friends and colleagues. Of note are 4 letters from stained glass artist Charles J. Connick giving his opinions on other stained glass artists, including Burnham, and a letter written by sculptor and designer, Joseph D. Portanova.

General business files include personnel records, records relating to a studio apprenticeship in stained glass design, a 1932 inventory of the studios, and leases and other legal documentation.

Writings include published articles by Burnham, in addition to draft typescripts for a book on stained glass which was never published, and research notes used as background material for stained glass studies. These notes include a number of pencil sketches.

19 diaries and journals consist of travel diaries and date books containing notes on daily appointments, financial notes, and addresses.

Project files form the bulk of the collection and document projects in circa 250 locations throughout the United States and Bellau, France, from the 1920s-1980s through correspondence with clients, architects and builders, contracts, purchase orders, building plans, sketches, scattered photographs and some printed material. Of particular note are extensive files on stained glass for New York's Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Saint Mary's Cathedral in Peoria, Illinois, Saint Martin's Church in Providence, Rhode Island, and the National Cathedral in Washington D. C. The series also includes a group of contract files for the company Reynolds, Francis & Rohnstock (later Joseph G. Reynolds), a contemporary of Wilbur H. Burnham Studios.

Financial records include payment and receipt journals, expense reports, bills, account books and general ledgers which provide finanical documentation from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Printed material includes news clippings about Burnham studios and stained glass in general, in addition to source material used in subject research.

Additional newsclippings about Burnham Studios can be found in three scrapbooks which also house announcements and invitations, and scattered photographs. One scrapbook contains photographs of windows designed by the studios for the Church of Saint Vincent De Paul in Los Angeles, California.

Artwork and sketchbooks include some artwork by Burnham, Jr., such as pencil and ink sketches, life drawings, and some watercolors. The bulk of the series consists of watercolor design studies on board for many of the studio's projects documented in the project files. Also found are some stained glass design sketches and cartoons, primarily in pencil and charcoal with scattered watercolors, as well as seven folders of material used in creating stained glass patterns and templates.

Photographic material includes photos of Burnham and Burnham, Jr., and of studio work in progress, as well as photographs of artwork, primarily of stained glass created for a significant number of the studio's contracts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 12 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1930s-circa 1970s (Boxes 1, 27; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920s-1991 (Box 1; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: General Business Files, 1930s-1970 (Box 2; 0.38 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1920s-1950s (Box 2; 6 folders)

Series 5: Diaries and Journals, circa 1920s-circa 1960s (Box 2; 4 folders)

Series 6: Project Files, 1916-1980s (Boxes 2-12, 42; 10.6 linear feet)

Series 7: Financial Records, 1928-1982 (Boxes 13-14; 1.14 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Material, circa 1920s-1980s (Boxes 14-15, 27-28; 1.89 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, circa 1920s-circa 1970s (Boxes 15-16, 28, OVs 48-49, BV 84; 1.05 linear feet)

Series 10: Artwork and Sketchbooks, circa 1920s-circa 1980s (Boxes 16-23, 29-39, OVs 50-73, 85, RD 83; 13.15 linear feet)

Series 11: Photographic Materials, circa 1904-circa 1980s (Boxes 23-26, 29, 40-41, 43-47, OVs 74-82; 5.8 linear feet)

Series 12: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1901-1991 (Boxes 86-88, 91-93 OVs 89-90, 94; 3.4 linear feet)
Historical Note:
Boston, Massachussets stained glass design firm, Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, was founded by master stained glass craftsman Wilbur H. Burnham, in 1922. Together with Charles J. Connick and Joseph G. Reynolds, Burnham studios became recognized as one of the most prominent stained glass design companies in the United States. Burnham took early commissions from influential American architect Ralph Adams Cram, and believed strongly in the medieval stained glass tradition. In the late 1930s his son, Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., who had received an informal education on tours of Europe with his family, and a BFA from Yale University, joined the firm.

Some of the studio's most notable commissions included seventeen windows for the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D. C., all the windows and murals for Saint Mary's Cathedral, Peoria, Illinois, ten windows for the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, and five for the Riverside Church, also in New York City.

Both Burnham and Burnham, Jr., served as presidents of the Stained Glass Association of American from 1938-1941 and 1956-1957 respectively. Burnham, Jr., took over the studio in 1968 when his father retired, and sold the studios in 1982.
Provenance:
The Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records were donated in 8 accessions by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., from 1977-1981 and by Wilbur C. Burnham, grandson of the founder, in 1990-1991 and 2021. Scott McDaniel, co-owner of the firm, contributed to the 1990 donation.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Stained glass artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Church architecture -- United States  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass painting and staining -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Photographs
Watercolors
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1901-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wilbhbur
See more items in:
Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ad5178e0-def4-497b-855e-36fd04bf74ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilbhbur
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Oral history interview with Arcangelo Cascieri

Interviewee:
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Boston Architectural Center -- Students  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art -- Students  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Extent:
51 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 November 21-1974 January 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Arcangelo Cascieri conducted 1972 November 21-1974 January 24, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Cascieri speaks of his childhood in Italy; his art education, beginning with his apprenticeship to a wood sculptor; his early sculpture for churches; attending Massachusetts College of Art; early commissions; definitions and standards of beauty; studying at the Boston Architectural Center (BAC); meeting and becoming acquainted with Walter Gropius; becoming the administrator of the BAC; teaching experiences; changes in the BAC over the years; and his artistic philosophy.
Biographical / Historical:
Arcangelo Cascieri (1902-1997) was a sculptor, educator, and administrator at the Boston Architectural Center (BAC) of Boston, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 15 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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cascie72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98ca85140-586e-4c27-a02d-0478ce8fa5f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cascie72
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Alfonso Ossorio

Creator:
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Selvig, Forrest  Search this
Names:
Harvard University -- Students  Search this
Signa Gallery  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Extent:
35 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1968 November 19
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Alfonso A. Ossorio conducted 1968 November 19, by Forrest Selvig, for the Archives of American Art.
Ossorio speaks of his youth and education in England and the United States; attending Harvard; working as a medical illustrator for the Army; coming to New York and becoming acquainted with Jackson Pollock and other New York artists; a mural commission he received for a church in the Philippines; the difficulty of introducing new ideas into Catholic art; traveling to Paris; his association with Jean Dubuffet; changes in his technique; his work in collage; his affiliation with the Signa Gallery; abstract expressionism.
Biographical / Historical:
Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990) was a painter in Wainscott, New York.
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.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use transcript.
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Collagists -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ossori68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw920db73cc-a92b-4339-b149-3e77b7e7fb36
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ossori68
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Andrew Dreselly

Interviewee:
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Krichmayer, Johann  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 June 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Andrew Dreselly conducted 1981 June 26, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Dreselly speaks of his childhood, apprenticeship, work with several different building firms based in Boston, Massachusetts, and his work with various donors and architects. He contributed craftwork to cathedrals and churches throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic States, as well as construction projects. He also recalls his time as a charter member of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Association. He recalls Johannes Kirchmayer, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Arcangelo Cascieri.
Biographical / Historical:
Andrew Dreselly (1893-1985) was a wood carver and sculptor from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. 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.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Carving (Decorative arts) -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dresel81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99ca153e6-717e-4262-9bec-bd7a479d00f8
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