Papers relating to Adomeit's involvement in Cleveland, Ohio art organizations, primarily the Cleveland Society of Artists.
REEL 1051: 13 issues of THE SKETCH BOOK, January 1883-February 1884, published by the Cleveland Academy of Art, including reproductions of work by George Groll, Archibald Willard, Otto Bacher, Kenyon Cox, and others, and biographical material on the artists represented; a nearly complete run of SILHOUETTE, 1925-1948, published by the Cleveland Society of Artists; a photograph of a Society banquet; exhibition catalogs; a sketchbook by Earl Teale; photographs of Cleveland artists on sketching trips, ca. 1910 and ca. 1958; and a photo of Wilbur Oakes, ca. 1880.
REEL 1159: 3 letters to Adomeit, a photograph of Charles Shackleton, board minutes of the Municipal Collection of Cleveland Art, and records of the Cleveland Society of Artists, including constitution and by-laws, exhibition invitations and announcements, and auction announcements.
REEL 2786: Adomeit's membership card to the Cleveland Society of Artists, 1928; a catalog, "An Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Cleveland Artists," 1930; a clipping concerning the Cleveland Art Association's gift of an Adomeit painting to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1968; and miscellany.
UNMICROFILMED: Primarily negatives of works of art by Adomeit, 1906-1953 and undated; Also included are ca. 20 v. of sketchbooks, undated; a journal, undated; scattered correspondence, 1937-1994 and undated; information relating to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1927 and undated; transcript of station WTAM's Radio Talk "THE EARLY DAYS OF ART IN CLEVELAND", by E.W. Palmer,July 22, 1935; catalogs, 1937-1952 and undated; miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1912-1968 and undated; photographs of works of art by Adomeit, 1992 and undated; 2 copper plates for paintings by Adomeit, undated; miscellaneous works of art by Adomeit, undated; and miscellaneous photographs of works of art,undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Cleveland, Ohio. Born 1879 in Memel, Germany. Active in Cleveland, Ohio art organizations, primarily the Cleveland Society of Artists, whose members comprised professional and amateur artists of Northern Ohio. The society conducted classes, lectures, tours, and exhibitions, and functioned as an important social outlet for the area's artists.
Material on reels 1051 and 1159 lent for microfilming 1975-1976; material on reel 2786 donated in 1978 all by Ruth Adomeit. The unmicrofilmed material was received in 1996 from the Ruth Adomeit estate.
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Correspondence, photographs, writings, a scrapbook, and printed materials.
REELS D30 and D33: Correspondence, clippings, and photographs. Included are letters from George William Curtis to Kellogg, October 1846-January 1847, describing Rome (incorrectly attributed to George Washington Parke Custis on microfilm); a letter from Elisha Whittlesey to George Washington Parke Custis, October 23, 1844, commending Miner Kellogg to him; and correspondence dealing with Kellogg's activities as a promoter of Hiram Powers' statue "The Greek Slave" in the mid-nineteenth century.
Correspondents include: Park Benjamin, Sir Stratford Canning, Luigi P. Cesnola, Lewis G. Clark, Edward Everett, Charles E.A. Gayarré, Henry D. Gilpin, Rufus W. Griswold, Reverdy Johnson, Phillip Kearny, Caroline M. Kirkland, Lenox Library, William C. MacReady, Brinsley Marlay, George P. Marsh, National Academy of Design, Theophilus Parsons, Joel R. Poinsett, Vinnie Ream Hoxie, Samuel H. Russell, Mrs. Winfield Scott, Ellen E. Sherman, John Slidell, Lady Virginia Somers (godmother of Kellogg's daughter Virginia), Bayard Taylor, Osmond Tiffany, Henry T. Tuckerman, W. I. Wall, and R. Wickliffe, Jr.
REEL 986: Scrapbook of clippings, collected by Kellogg from New York, Washington, Baltimore and Ohio newspapers. Some clippings were written by Kellogg, including stories about his own paintings, advertisements for his patent canvas stretcher, reports by him on his travel in foreign countries, and article on Hiram Powers, the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1880), Jane Eyre, Emanuel Swedenborg, the Cleveland Academy of Art, art unions, and fireproof buildings. Also included is a copy of a paper, "Fine arts in the United States" given by Kellogg in 1869 to the American Union Academy, Washington, D.C., and a booklet, "Mr. Miner K. Kellogg to his friends," Paris, 1858, describing his relationship with Powers.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter, miniature painter, and orientalist; New York, N.Y. and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Material on reels D30 and D33 purchased 1956 from an unknown source. Material on reel 986 transfered from Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1974.
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