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Heinz Warneke papers

Creator:
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983  Search this
Names:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.) -- Faculty  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Archer, Edmund, 1904-  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Hopper, Inslee  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-  Search this
Extent:
6.65 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1928-1987
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, financial material, correspondence, notes, writings, art work, photographs, printed material, and project files document the career of sculptor and educator, Heinz Warneke. Also included are some writings, art work, photographs, and printed material related to his wife, Jessie Warneke.
Biographical materials include autobiographical and biographical sketches about Warneke, and certificates, including his membership card to the Kunstler-Bund-Bremen, 1922-1923; personal financial materials, ca. 1931-1937, include household records for his East Haddam, Connecticut home, "The Mowings."
Correspondence, 1930-1987, with his wife, Jessie, friends, colleagues, clients, gallery owners, museum and art school administrators, various art guilds and societies, and foundries. Among the correspondents are Edmund (Ned) Archer, William Hunt Diederich, Walker Hancock, Dick and Julia Helms, Inslee A. Hopper, Rena T. Magee, Jessalee Sickman, Henry Vam Wolf, and Carl Zigrosser. The correspondence discusses exhibitions and sales of Warneke's sculptures, the Corcoran School of Art, and invitations to various White House and Embassy functions in Washington, D.C. Also included are illustrated letters from Henry Kriess and Jessie Warneke.
Notes are by Heinz Warneke, ca. 1928-1979, and others and include 5 address books, 2 notebooks, one regarding the Warneke School of Sculpture, ca. 1935-1937, scattered notes regarding Warneke's sculpture classes at the Corcoran School of Art, ca. 1950-1963, his formulas and processes for sculpting, and price lists for his art works. Notes by ohters include a guest book from the exhibition, "Heinz Warneke Looks Back," 1967 and research notes by Mary Mullen Cunningham, undated. Writings, ca. 1923-1977, by Heinz Warneke and others, include lectures, forewords to exhibition catalogs, and a statement of "Opinion regarding the Philosophy of the Corcoran School of Art and the Direction it should take."
Art works, ca. 1929-1932, include 2 sketchbooks, studies of figures, animals, and plant life, watercolors, several chalk sketches for a work possibly depiction life at "The Mowings," by Warneke, several sketches by Jessie Warneke, an etching, and three engravings by others. Photographs, ca. 1918-1983, are of Heinz, family and friends including Edmund Archer, Inslee Hopper, Roderick Seidenberg, Carl Zigrosser, his pet dogs, his homes and studios in Connecticut, New York, and Washington, D.C., students, travels, art works by Heinz and Jessie, exhibition installations, and source material.
Printed material include exhibition announcements and catalogs and clippings, and other materials for Heinz, Jessie, and others, ca. 1923-1981. There is a file regarding Warneke's participation on the jury for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Committee, 1939-1940, and circa 136 project files for completed and proposed sculpture works for public and private commissions which include various works for the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., an African cow elephant and calf for the Philadelphia Zoo, the Nittany Lion for Pennsylvania State University, and several Works Project Authority (WPA), and other federal projects, ca., 1911-1971.
Biographical / Historical:
Heinz Warneke (1895-1983) was a sculptor, animal sculptor and educator in East Haddam, Connecticut. Born and trained in Germany, Warneke worked on sculpture projects for WPA and was the head of the sculpture department at the Corcoran School of Art from the early 1940's to 1970.
Related Materials:
Heinz Warneke papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Warneke, and in 1983-1984, and 1994 by his stepdaughter and executrix of his estate, Priscilla Norton. The 1994 installment had been used by Micky Cunningham in her book, "Heinz Warneke, 1895-1983: A Sculptor First and Last" (University of Delaware Press, 1994). Additional photograph of Warneke by his stepson Edward Hall transferred 2013 from SAAM via George Gurney, Curator. Gurney received the photograph from Priscilla Norton.
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:
Animal sculptors -- Connecticut -- East Haddam  Search this
Sculptors -- Connecticut -- East Haddam  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.warnhein
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-warnhein

Fourth annual execution of the Society of Washington Fakirs

Title:
4th annual execution of the Society of Washington Fakirs
Fourth occasional execution by the Society of Washington Fakirs
Author:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artist:
Dealy active 1909  Search this
Supporting host:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Sponsor:
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhbitions
Caricatures and cartoons
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1909
Topic:
Satire in art  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Art students  Search this
Call number:
N330.W3 C67 1909
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097566

A catalogue of the first annual exhumation of the Society of Washington Fakirs : being a revised list of the titles and authors of the works of art shown

Title:
First annual execution of the society of Washington Fakirs, 1904
Author:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artist:
Daugherty, James 1889-1974  Search this
Sponsor:
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Event place:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Society of Washington Fakirs (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art Students' League (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Humor
Exhbitions
Exhibitions
Caricatures and cartoons
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1904
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Parody in art  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Art students  Search this
Call number:
N330.W3 C67 1904
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093158

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