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Warrington W. Colescott papers, 1946-1977

Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Warrington W. Colescott papers, 1946-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7487
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209645
AAA_collcode_colewarr
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209645

Faculty Meeting [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Colescott, Warrington 1921-  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1950
Topic:
Serigraph  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Figure  Search this
Occupation--Education--Teacher  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0000271
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_129738

Warrington Colescott: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Colescott, Warrington 1921-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000648
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_137929

St. Martin's Eve [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Colescott, Warrington 1921-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1960
Image number:
JUL J0028240
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_28241

Warrington Colescott christmas card to Ray Gloeckler

Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Gloeckler, Raymond, 1928-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
2000 Dec.
Citation:
Warrington Colescott. Warrington Colescott christmas card to Ray Gloeckler, 2000 Dec.. Raymond Gloeckler papers, 1952-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12382
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Raymond Gloeckler papers, 1952-2008
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12382
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Warrington Colescott holiday card to Ray Gloeckler

Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Gloeckler, Raymond, 1928-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
2003 Dec. 23
Citation:
Warrington Colescott. Warrington Colescott holiday card to Ray Gloeckler, 2003 Dec. 23. Raymond Gloeckler papers, 1952-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13322
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Raymond Gloeckler papers, 1952-2008
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13322
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Warrington Colescott holiday card to Raymond Gloeckler

Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Gloeckler, Raymond, 1928-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
not after 2008
Citation:
Warrington Colescott. Warrington Colescott holiday card to Raymond Gloeckler, not after 2008. Raymond Gloeckler papers, 1952-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13323
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Raymond Gloeckler papers, 1952-2008
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13323

Interview of Warrington Colescott

Creator:
Wright, Helena, 1946-  Search this
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
21 March 1986
Citation:
Helena Wright and Warrington Colescott. Interview of Warrington Colescott, 21 March 1986. Interviews of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott, 1984 Nov. 13 - 1986 Mar. 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18018
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Interviews of Helen Boyer and Warrington Colescott, 1984 Nov. 13 - 1986 Mar. 20
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18018

John Wilde papers

Creator:
Wilde, John, 1919-2006  Search this
Names:
Andrew Balkin Editions  Search this
Tandem Press  Search this
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977  Search this
Bouras, Harry  Search this
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert, 1970-  Search this
Economou, George  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Fein, Sylvia  Search this
Gardetto, Helga  Search this
Gardetto, Peter  Search this
Glasier, Marshall, 1902-  Search this
Hamady, Walter  Search this
Huppler, Dudley, 1917-1988  Search this
Karidis, Jerome  Search this
Laird, Mary Louise, 1948-  Search this
Lindbergh, Reeve  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Minasian, Khatchik  Search this
Priebe, Karl J., 1914-1976  Search this
Seefeldt, Michael  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
Whitney, J. D.  Search this
Wolff, Theodore F.  Search this
Extent:
21.3 Linear feet
0.008 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Scrapbooks
Date:
1935-2011
Summary:
The papers of Wisconsin painter, educator, and draftsman John Wilde measure 21.3 linear feet and 0.008 GB and date from 1935 to 2011. The papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, 27 journals, personal business records, exhibition files, two scrapbooks, photographic materials, six sketchbooks, artwork, and nearly 90 limited edition, letterpress artist collaboration books – many that include artwork contributed by Wilde.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Wisconsin painter, educator, and draftsman John Wilde measure 21.3 linear feet and 0.008 GB and date from 1935 to 2011. The papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, 27 journals, personal business records, exhibition files, two scrapbooks, photographic materials, six sketchbooks, artwork, and nearly 90 limited edition, letterpress artist collaboration books – many that include artwork contributed by Wilde.

Biographical materials include certificates and awards, a diploma from the University of Wisconsin, curriculum vitae, memorials, and membership files. Correspondence is with family and friends, and colleagues Karl Priebe, Gertrude Abercrombie, Sylvia Fein, Dudley Huppler, Marshall Glasier, Robert Cozzolino, Theodore Wolff, Peter and Helga Gardetto, Andrew Balkin Editions, Warrington Colescott, Tandem Press, Harvey Littleton, and others. Letters from Walter Hamady are access restricted and housed separately.

There are interviews with Wilde from Harry Bouras' radio show Critics Choice, as well as an interview with Gertrude Abercrombie by Studs Terkel's for Terkel's WFMT radio show broadcast in Chicago.

Wilde discusses his artwork and other topics in 27 journals spanning seven decades. Additional writings by Wilde include term papers, his thesis titled "A Survey of the Development of Surrealism in Painting and Its Chief Innovations with Special Emphasis on the Life and Work of Max Ernst," transcriptions for gallery talks and speeches, notes, and various other writings. Writings about Wilde are by Theodore Wolff, Michael Seefeldt, and other authors. Wilde's personal business records include account books, appraisals, donation papers, inventory books and lists, and a draft of Wilde's last will and testament.

There are exhibition files for Leaders in Wisconsin Art (1982), John Wilde: Drawings 1940-1984 (1984), Wildeworld: The Art of John Wilde (1999), John Wilde: Recent Work (2003), With Friends: Six Magical Realists (2005), and others.

Printed materials include art auction catalogs, calendars, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, invitations, magazines and journals, poetry booklets, press releases, programs, and an annual report. There are also two scrapbooks containing clippings and other printed materials compiled by Wilde. There are photographs of Wilde, his studio and estate, his close friends and fellow artists, and of works of art by Wilde and others. Few photographs are in digital format.

A series of nearly 90 artists collaboration books, many illustrated by Wilde, include Five Poems by Khatchik Minasian, Poems for Self Therepy by George Economou, Six Poems by J.D. Whitney, John's Apples by Reeve Lindbergh and 44 Wilde 1944, What His Mother's Son Hath Wrought (WHMSHW), The Story of Jane and Joan, and A Hamady Wilde Sampler/Salutations 1995. Other books are by Walter Hamady, Mary Laird Hamady, and others.

Six sketchbooks contain drawings and studies, as well as sketches of himself, his friends, and of his first wife Helen. Interspersed througout the sketchbooks are lists of artworks, accounting notes, and other notes and writings. Additional artwork includes files marked as preparatory drawings by Wilde, a large collage by Jerome Karidis titled Homage to the Queen Gertrude Abercrombie, and a few drawings by others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 13 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1939-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1935-2011 (9.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-9, 21, 25-27)

Series 3: Interviews, circa 1959-circa 1975 (0.2 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 4: Journals, 1935-2006 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 9-11)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1936-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 11)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1940-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 12)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1963-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 12-13)

Series 8: Printed Materials, 1940-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 13-14, 21)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1948-1963 (0.4 linear feet; Box 21)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, circa 1940-2000s (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 14-17, 21, 0.008 GB; ER01)

Series 11: Artists Collaboration Books, circa 1970-circa 2000 (4.0 linear feet; Box 17-20, 22)

Series 12: Sketchbooks, 1940-1985 (0.2 linear feet; Box 20, 22)

Series 13: Artwork, circa 1943-circa 2000 (0.3 linear feet; Box 20, OVs 23-24)
Biographical / Historical:
John Wilde (1919-2006) was a painter, educator, and draftsman who specialized in silver point and was associated with Magic Realism. He lived and worked in Wisconsin.

Wilde was born near Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 12, 1919. He lived his whole life in Wisconsin except when he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for his bachelor and master degrees in art and art history. While at university, Wilde, along with Marshall Glasier, Sylvia Fein, Karl Priebe, Dudley Huppler, and Gertrude Abercrombie, formed a close-knit circle of friends who shared similar ideas on art and painted in the style of Magic Realism. They often met at Priebe's studio in Milwaukee or Abercrombie's house in Chicago. Wilde also met his first wife and fellow art student, Helen Ashman, during this time. Wilde later married Shirley Grilley after Helen's death in 1966.

Wilde completed artwork for several books published by Perishable Press, a publishing company owned by Walter Hamady. He contributed illustrations to John's Apples by Reeve Lindbergh, 1985- The Twelve Months by Hamady, and Five Poems by Khatchik Minasian. Wilde also wrote and illustrated 44 Wilde 1944, What His Mother's Son Hath Wrought (WHMSHW), The Story of Jane and Joan, and co-authored A Hamady Sampler, Salutations 1995 with Hamady. In addition to his collaborations with Perishable Press, Wilde worked with Warrington Colescott, Harvey Littleton, Tandem Press, and Andrew Balkin Editions on various projects.

The Elvehjem Museum of Art, now the Chazen Museum of Art, located at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where Wilde taught art for 35 years, held several exhibitions of Wilde's work including John Wilde: Drawings 1940-1984 (1984), Wildeworld: The Art of John Wilde (1999), and With Friends: Six Magical Realists (2005).

The Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin began representing Wilde in 1993 and continued to represent Wilde's work after his death in Cooksville, Wisconsin on March 9, 2006.
Related Materials:
An interview with John Wilde conducted in 1979 by Michael Danoff for the Archives of American Art and the collection, Maurice W. Berger correspondence with John Wilde, 1952-1959, are also found in the Archives of American Art.
Separated Materials:
Also avaialbe at the Archives of American Art are materials lent for microfilming (reel 5661 and 4710) including letters from Walter Hamaday. Lent material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.

Portions of the loaned material on reel 4710 were subsequently donated, but a comparison of the film and papers was not completed.
Provenance:
The John Wilde papers were donated incrementally between 1975 and 2015 by John Wilde and his estate. Portions were previously lent for microfilming. Additional letters from Walter Hamady were lent for microfilming by John Wilde in December 1999.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. One box of letters from Walter Hamady is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. The Walter Hamady letters microfilmed on 2539a, 4710a, and 5661 are also ACCESS RESTRICTED.
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:
Draftsmen (artists) -- Wisconsin  Search this
Painters -- Wisconsin  Search this
Art teachers -- Wisconsin  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Wisconsin  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Magic realism (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Scrapbooks
Citation:
John Wilde Papers, 1935-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wildjohn
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John Wilde papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96e5942f0-27b0-47e2-ad9a-1483e6916316
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wildjohn

Warrington W. Colescott papers

Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Extent:
950 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1946-1977
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; personal documents; biographical information; a list of Colescott's prints; a list of exhibitions of his work; a list of collections which include his works; essays and lectures; 42 personal photographs and photographs of works; exhibition catalogs and announcements; press releases and clippings; and a scrapbook containing clippings and catalogs, and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Printmaker; Hollandale, Wisconsin.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1978 by Warrington W. Colescott.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- Wisconsin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.colewarr
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Warrington W. Colescott papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9264e3282-05c5-4b2e-80ca-3ec0857deb12
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-colewarr

Exhibition Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Reel 1398, Frame 985-1462
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000114815]
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Warrington W. Colescott papers
Warrington W. Colescott papers / Series 1: Warrington W. Colescott papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c23178dc-117d-4d82-8124-4f22d1e21b84
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-colewarr-ref15

Printed Material - Bibliography and Lists

Collection Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Reel 1398, Frame 967-984
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000114815]
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Warrington W. Colescott papers
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95cff6373-5537-4385-8c86-46c078e51e98
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-colewarr-ref14

Miscellaneous Exhibition Materials

Collection Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Reel 1398, Frame 1463-1533
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000114815]
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Warrington W. Colescott papers
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fb00c946-b958-435b-a7e1-12ee8c821d9e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-colewarr-ref16

Clippings

Collection Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Reel 1399, Frame 56-142
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000114823]
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Warrington W. Colescott papers
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91772776d-af73-4001-9499-1fb719aaad3b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-colewarr-ref20

Lists of Exhibitions

Collection Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Reel 1398, Frame 932-966
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000114815]
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Warrington W. Colescott papers
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92a661910-0372-4980-92fb-2e7e811e553d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-colewarr-ref13

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Reel 1398, Frame 1-19
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000114815]
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Warrington W. Colescott papers
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97fe72ad2-34e5-4f44-992b-daaf784531ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-colewarr-ref7

Teaching Files

Collection Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Reel 1398, Frame 745-819
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000114815]
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Warrington W. Colescott papers
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw957a91370-cd64-4fc9-8cfc-9e52761fb7f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-colewarr-ref10

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Reel 1398, Frame 820-900
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000114815]
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Warrington W. Colescott papers
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9071a94f0-bc64-4c18-be38-7fb85e6bd8df
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-colewarr-ref11

Warrington W. Colescott papers

Collection Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Identifier:
AAA.colewarr, Series 1
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Warrington W. Colescott papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ecfe8cb4-4ddc-4be1-a1ee-024f4a75cbd4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-colewarr-ref6

Miscellany

Collection Creator:
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Reel 1399, Frame 217-242
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000114823]
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Warrington W. Colescott papers
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw989f504ba-11a7-4d75-b2f4-3dc93a612c23
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-colewarr-ref23

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