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Nude Portrait

Alternate Title:
Earl Kerkam
Artist:
Earl Cavis Kerkam, 1890 - 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Earl Cavis Kerkam, 1890 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on masonite
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1953
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Earl Cavis Kerkam: Male  Search this
Earl Cavis Kerkam: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Earl Cavis Kerkam: Visual Arts\Designer  Search this
Earl Cavis Kerkam: Visual Arts\Artist\Commercial  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Yellowstone Art Museum
Object number:
MT070010
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d973fbba-c9ac-4c52-b2a9-b2967aaf76ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MT070010

Head of Bob Morgan

Artist:
John Barney Weaver, born 1920  Search this
Sitter:
Robert F. Morgan, born 1929  Search this
Medium:
Plaster with bronze patina
Dimensions:
With Base: 46cm (18 1/8"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1953
Topic:
Robert F. Morgan: Male  Search this
Robert F. Morgan: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Robert F. Morgan: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Robert F. Morgan: Visual Arts\Curator  Search this
Robert F. Morgan: Visual Arts\Artist\Commercial  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Montana Historical Society
Website: www.his.state.mt.us/
Object number:
MT010082
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a3059c5b-985c-4174-8859-3aaf498578e0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MT010082

Earl Cavis Kerkam

Artist:
Earl Cavis Kerkam, 1890 - 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Earl Cavis Kerkam, 1890 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
Gouache on paper
Dimensions:
41.9 x 30.5 cm (16 1/2 x 12" )
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1947
Topic:
Earl Cavis Kerkam: Male  Search this
Earl Cavis Kerkam: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Earl Cavis Kerkam: Visual Arts\Designer  Search this
Earl Cavis Kerkam: Visual Arts\Artist\Commercial  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Website: www.hmsg.si.edu
Object number:
66.2697
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm447599a19-3784-4a01-b762-dbec95bd8e47
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_66.2697

Jerry Hudson de Leon papers

Creator:
Hudson de Leon, Jerry, circa 1905-1980  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Date:
circa 1920s-1980
Summary:
The papers of illustrator, painter and teacher Jerry Hudson de Leon measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1920s-1980. The papers primarily feature her sketches done in pencil, pen, watercolor and pastel. Also included in this collection are personal letters, various printed materials as well as examples of her illustration work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of illustrator, painter and teacher Jerry Hudson de Leon measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1920s-1980. The papers primarily feature her sketches done in pencil, pen, watercolor and pastel. Also included in this collection are personal letters, various printed materials as well as examples of her illustration work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1930-1980 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Notes, circa 1940s (1 folder; Box 1)

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1950-1974 (1 folder; Box 1)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1933-1958 (5 folders; Boxes 1, 3)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1920s-1950s (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 6: Sketchbooks, circa 1940s-1950s (4 folders; Box 2)
Biographical / Historical:
Jerry Hudson de Leon (circa 1905-1980) was an illustrator, painter, and teacher from Minnesota. She was a teacher and textbook writer in addition to her freelance illustration work.

Hudson de Leon attended the University of Minnesota and is known for her textbook series for Art Instruction, Inc. where she authored many books such as Commercial Art and Design: The Human Figure Division 8 in the 1950s. Besides writing she also taught art at both the Minneapolis School of Art and the Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis. She was an accomplished illustrator and painter with one of her paintings, Strike Headquarters, in the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2012 by Robert Lewis Croft, Jr., a close friend of Jerry Hudson de Leon.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Jerry Hudson de Leon papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Women artists -- Minnesota  Search this
Illustrators -- Minnesota  Search this
Painters -- Minnesota  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Citation:
Jerry Hudson de Leon papers, circa 1920s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hudsjerr
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Jerry Hudson de Leon papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hudsjerr

Francis Criss papers

Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Names:
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1916-1975
bulk 1940-1969
Summary:
The Francis Criss papers comprise 1.9 linear feet of material dating from 1916 to 1975 (bulk 1940-1969). The collection documents the painting and teaching career of modernist painter Francis Criss mainly through correspondence, handwritten notes for class lectures, exhibition files, newsclippings, scrapbooks, and photographs. Oversized reproductions of his commercial artwork are also found.
Scope and Content Note:
The Francis Criss papers comprise 1.9 linear feet of material dating from 1916 to 1975 (bulk 1940-1969). The collection documents the painting and teaching career of modernist painter Francis Criss mainly through correspondence, handwritten notes for class lectures, exhibition files, newsclippings, scrapbooks, and photographs. Oversized reproductions of his commercial artwork are also found.

The collection is divided into two separate parts. The first represents the papers originally microfilmed as a loan in 1970 that includes biographical information; teaching and lecture notes compiled by Criss for courses he taught at several New York art schools, including the New School and the School of Visual Arts. Also found is correspondence with museums and magazines, Cornell University, the Henry McCarter Estate, and Theodore L. Shaw; exhibition announcements and catalogs; exhibition files and photographs for the Philadelphia Art Alliance exhibition in 1953 and the Visual Arts Gallery Retrospective in 1966; a record of paintings, murals, and projects; clippings; personal photographs and photographs of works of art.

The second part of the collection represents the portion of the 1976 gift that was not microfilmed in 1970. Found is business and personal correspondence with arts organizations, colleagues, former students, and fellow artists. Also included within this accession are Criss' handwritten notes and syllabi for courses he taught and printed material, such as exhibition announcements, invitations, and catalogs. Photographs are of Criss, his studio, several family members, and photographs of artwork Criss produced between 1935-1964, including those for the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Also found are three dismantled scrapbooks. Scrapbook #1 documents Criss' later career as a commercial artist in New York City, primarily in the 1940s, a decade in which he experienced his greatest success. This scrapbook contains a series of large scale reproductions of his illustrations. Scrapbooks #2 and #3 also include examples of Criss' commercial work, as well as illustrations by other artists, and Criss' handwritten notes and instructions on drawing and painting techniques. A small series of miscellany includes several ledger pages detailing art supply expenses, a small unidentified collage, a copy of a 1957 appraisal report titled The Role of the School of Visual Arts, and other miscellaneous items.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two parts. Part 1 represents the papers originally microfilmed as a loan in 1970 on reel N70-34. Part 2 is comprised of the 1976 gift.

Researchers should note that many of the papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34 in 1970 were also donated in their original form as part of the 1976 gift. However, certain documents may only be found on the microfilm. For this reason, the Archives maintained and arranged the collection in two separate parts. Part 1 represents the papers originally microfilmed as a loan in 1970 on reel N70-34. Part 2 is comprised of the 1976 gift. The arrangement of the first part of the collection reflects the original order of filming of the loan, with original documents found only on microfilm noted as See or See Also References. The remaining materials donated in 1976 have been arranged into series according to type of material.

Part 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34, 1916-1969 (Box 1, Reel N70-34, 0.4 linear feet)

Part 2: 1976 Gift, 1935-1975, undated (Boxes 2-6, 1.5 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Modernist painter Francis Criss was born in London in 1901 to a Jewish family of Russian descent. At the age of three, his family moved to the United States and settled in Philadelphia. Criss began his art training nine years later at the Graphic Sketch Club and continued his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Barnes Foundation, the Art Students League in New York, and, later, with private instruction under Jan Matulka. In 1920, Criss was awarded the prestigious Cresson scholarship by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts which allowed him to further his studies in Europe. Around 1931, he began to exhibit paintings in a style that came to define his work -- clean lines, simple forms, and flat color of cityscapes and portraits. Criss' first public success as an artist was his inclusion in the inaugural 1932 Whitney Biennial Exhibition; the museum purchased his painting, Astor Place (1932) for its permanent collection. In 1934, Criss was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to study in Italy.

Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, Criss was involved with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the American Artists' Congress, which he helped to organize in 1936. He was also a charter member of the "American Group" with artists that included Philip Evergood, Julian Levy, Jack Levine, William Gropper, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, the Soyers, Chaim Gross, and Abraham Rattner. Critics described his work as both Surrealist and Precisionist and it is often compared to that of Giorgio De Chirico, George Ault, Charles Demuth and Charles Sheeler.

Criss' career began to wane in the 1940s when he turned his attention to commercial art and teaching in order to support his family. Criss taught painting privately and at the Knox-Albright Museum, Brooklyn Museum Art School, The Art Students League, the New School, and the School of Visual Arts. He rarely returned to his own painting during the remainder of his life. Criss died at the age of 72 in 1973.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel N70-34) including notes, exhibition material, photographs of works of art, clippings and a scrapbook. Lent material was returned to the lender and is described as series 1 of the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
In 1970, Francis Criss loaned portions of his papers to the Archives of American Art for microfilming. In 1976, Criss' daughter, Katherine Criss Cappello, donated most of the previously microfilmed materials with additional papers to the Archives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Francis Criss papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Commercial art -- 1940-1950  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.crisfran
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Francis Criss papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-crisfran

Hanna Lore Hombordy Papers

Creator:
Hombordy, Hanna Lore.  Search this
Names:
A.W. Lewin (Firm)  Search this
Colonial House Candies  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Houbigant, Inc.  Search this
Kohn Bros.  Search this
L.S. Brach Manufacturing Corporation  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pratt Institute. Dept. of Graphic Arts  Search this
Berkowitz, Irving  Search this
Schaus, Christian Frederick, 1959-  Search this
Young, Bill  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Trade catalogs
Advertisements
Clippings
Date:
[194-]-1955
Scope and Contents:
The project files include booklets: "Elements of Design" (1953-54); "Appearance Design" (1954); packaging and label designs and prototypes, photographs of drawing machinery, clippings, and misc. designs and printed advertisements for shoes, antennas, and candies.,This collection documents Hombordy's work as a graphics designer in the late 1940s and 1950s while employed at A.W. Lewin, General Electric, and Houbigant, Inc.
Arrangement:
Unprocessed; The archive material consists of labels, booklets, drawings, photographs and printed materials related to Hanna Lore Hombordy's work while employed at A.W. Lewin advertising agency, General Electric and Houbigant, Inc. in the 1940s-1950s.
Biographical / Historical:
Hanna Lore Hombordy (née Galle) holds a BFA, with honors, from the School of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, New York. Before moving to Ventura, Calif. in 1973 her main occupation was in the field of creative design and graphic arts. She was employed as a designer by General Electric Co. in the Appearance and Design department; Houbigant, Inc. doing packaging design; and advertising agencies in New York doing catalog design, newspaper ads, and illustrations. Since 1973 most of her art has been three-dimensional.

Recent work has been included in twenty national juried shows and in 1987 she received the Monarch Best Tile Award. In California, she won an Award of Merit at the State Fair. Locally, she has received numerous awards, among them 1st place in the Thousand Oaks City Competition, the Oxnard Art Association Competition, the Ventura Assembly of the Arts and the Ventura County Fair. She has had fourteen solo exhibits in the southern California area. Hombordy works at her studio home in Ventura, Calif. She creates clay and sculpture and vessels as well as decorative custom tiles and house numbers. She does research and experimental work in clay and uncommon fine art materials such as expanded polystyrene foam. Discoveries in airbrushing on clay are documented in the December 1991 issue of Ceramics Monthly. An article on her work has been published in Ceramic Review, the British ceramics magazine. Recent publications include: Pottery Making Illustrated (Spring 1999) and Clay Times (November 2000 and 2001).
Related Archival Materials:
Works by Hombordy are in the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art collection in Logan, Utah; Moorpark College, UCSD, Santa Paula Savings and Loan, and Monarch Tile Co., in Texas.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Hanna Lore Hombordy in 1993.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Packaging designers -- United States  Search this
Graphic designers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Commercial art -- Sources -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Drawings
Trade catalogs
Advertisements
Clippings
Citation:
Hanna Lore Hombordy Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1273
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1273

KLM

Sponsor:
KLM Royal Dutch Air Lines  Search this
Manufacturer:
Kuhn en Zoon  Search this
Medium:
Poster, Advertising, Commercial Aviation
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 75.6 × 50.8cm (2 ft. 5 3/4 in. × 1 ft. 8 in.)
Type:
ART-Posters, Original Art Quality
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Date:
1948-1953
Inventory Number:
A19900550000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9050738c2-5b85-432c-813d-9165ed46d554
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19900550000

KLM

Sponsor:
KLM Royal Dutch Air Lines  Search this
Manufacturer:
Kuhn en Zoon  Search this
Medium:
Poster, Advertising, Commercial Aviation
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 75.6 × 50.8cm (2 ft. 5 3/4 in. × 1 ft. 8 in.)
Type:
ART-Posters, Original Art Quality
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Date:
1948-1953
Inventory Number:
A19900551000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv97a324c6f-b92b-4ce2-8603-6d432f69f430
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19900551000

KLM

Sponsor:
KLM Royal Dutch Air Lines  Search this
Manufacturer:
Kuhn en Zoon  Search this
Medium:
Poster, Advertising, Commercial Aviation
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 76.2 x 50.8cm (30 x 20 in.)
Type:
ART-Posters, Original Art Quality
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Date:
1948-1953
Inventory Number:
A19900552000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv92383d8d9-b646-476a-a00a-6d66a164f170
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19900552000

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