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George Constant at the Dayton Art Institute, teaching in class

Photographer:
Neukom, Everett, 1894-1979  Search this
Subject:
Constant, George  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1920
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Artists' models  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12799
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12799
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Oral history interview with John Weber, 2006 March 21-April 4

Interviewee:
Weber, John, 1932-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13562
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)257024
AAA_collcode_weber06
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_257024

Eloise and Otto Spaeth papers, 1937-1983

Creator:
Spaeth, Eloise O., 1902-1998  Search this
Spaeth, Otto  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald)  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Congdon, William  Search this
Girard, André  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Merton, Thomas  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
UNESCO  Search this
Spaeth Foundation  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Topic:
Art and religion -- United States  Search this
Art patronage -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Busts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9466
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211664
AAA_collcode_spaeeloi
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211664

Brainerd Bliss Thresher letters, 1935-1938

Creator:
Thresher, Brainerd Bliss, 1869-  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6124
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216339
AAA_collcode_threbrai
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216339

Painting, 1955 [graphic]/ Ad Reinhardt, undated

Creator:
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Type:
Oil paintings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6576
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215873
AAA_collcode_reinadpt
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215873

Dwinell Grant papers, 1923-1988

Creator:
Grant, Dwinell, 1912-  Search this
Subject:
Rebay, Hilla  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9761
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212156
AAA_collcode_grandwin
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212156

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach, 1943-2006

Creator:
Hertz, Grace Elizabeth, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Zorach, Tessim  Search this
Zorach, Peggy  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Topic:
Women artists--Ohio  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17522
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)391128
AAA_collcode_hertgrac
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_391128

Thomas Clyde Colt papers, 1853-1979

Creator:
Colt, Thomas Clyde, 1905-  Search this
Subject:
Chrysler, Walter P. (Walter Percy), 1909-1988, Jr.  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Portland Art Association (Or.)  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9378
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211575
AAA_collcode_coltthom
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211575

George Constant papers, 1912-2007, bulk bulk 1932-1978

Creator:
Constant, George, 1892-1978  Search this
Subject:
Eaton, Charles Warren  Search this
Preston, Georgette  Search this
Perret, Nell  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Neuberger, Roy R.  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo  Search this
Landgren, Marchal E.  Search this
Gecan, Vilko  Search this
Davidson, Morris  Search this
Caparn, Rhys  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Carnell, Julia Shaw Patterson  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Avery, Sally  Search this
Putnam, Wallace  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
United States  Search this
Spanish Refugee Aid (Organization)  Search this
Parrish Art Museum  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lyman Allyn Art Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Carnegie Institute  Search this
Heckscher Museum  Search this
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Christmas cards
Photographs
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9389
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211586
AAA_collcode_consgeor
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211586
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Oral history interview with John Weber

Creator:
Weber, John, 1932-2008  Search this
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Names:
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation  Search this
Extent:
62 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2006 March 21-April 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Weber conducted 2006 March 21 and April 4, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Weber's home, in Chatham, New York.
Weber discusses his education at St. Catherine's Military School in Anaheim, California, and Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida; attending the Citadel in South Carolina and then joining the Navy; attending Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, after getting out of the Navy; accepting a job at the Dayton Art Institute on the curatorial staff and working for the director, Thomas C. Colt; moving to New York and attending the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University; working at the Martha Jackson Gallery and his involvement in various influential shows there, including "Environments, Spaces, Situations," and "New Forms, New Media"; moving to Los Angeles in 1962 to work for the Dwan Gallery; getting involved with land artists, including Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, and Walter De Maria; moving back to New York to take on the directorship of the East Coast location of the Dwan Gallery, in SoHo, then the newest gallery neighborhood; opening his own gallery, the John Weber Gallery, on West Broadway in 1972; his involvement with the Fluxus Group and Arte Povera; the international nature of the art world in the 1960s and 70s; his business arrangements with artists, including the monthly stipends he gave them as advances on sales; his relationships with collectors, including Giuseppe Panza di Biumo and Emily and Burton Tremaine; his advocacy of Aboriginal art; the studios of Robert Smithson and Claes Oldenburg; his belief in the importance of originality; his adverse reaction when he first saw a piece by Dan Flavin; his interaction with art critics, including Irving Sandler and Grace Gluck; and his experience with art fairs. He also recalls Kirk Varnedoe, Jim Dine, Michael Goldberg, Jean Tinguely, Martial Raysse, Arman, Yves Klein, Franz Kline, Andre Emmerich, Mary Boone, Sol LeWitt, Andy Warhol, Gilberto Zorio, Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Anina Nosei, Sven Lukin, Robert Ryman, Alighiero Boetti, Konrad Fischer, Ivan Karp, Paula Cooper, Angela Westwater, Jeff Koons, Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Leo Castelli, Tom Otterness, Joyce Nereaux, Dorothea Rockburne, Eva Hesse, Lucas Samaras, and Joseph Hirshhorn, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
John Weber (1932-2008) is an art dealer from Chatham, New York. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator of New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 11 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.weber06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weber06

Brainerd Bliss Thresher letters

Creator:
Thresher, Brainerd Bliss  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1938
Scope and Contents:
Typescripts of letters from Thresher written to his family during his travels to Europe, East Asia, and southern Africa. The letters, while primarily conventional reports of noteworthy sites, include extensive references to works of art. A few items of printed material relating to Thresher are also included, including a short article by Thresher on Chinese and Japanese art; a prospectus for circulating paintings from the Dayton Art Institute; a brochure for an exhibition of Thresher's screens in Rome; and an article on Thresher's collection of exotic finger and toe rings. 1938 letters were published by Harold Richardson as "A Collection of Private Letters Written By Brainerd Bliss Thresher Describing His Mediterranean 'Odyssey' Cruise on the S.S. Marco Polo in 1938" (1994).
Biographical / Historical:
Collector, patron, art adminstrator, stockbroker, artist; Ohio. Thresher was born 1869 in Dayton as a member of a large manufacturing family.After graduation from Denison University in 1892, he and his mother established the first art classes there. In 1902 he helped to found the Dayton Society of Arts and Crafts. He was founder and vice-president of the Dayton Art Institute (1919).
Provenance:
Typed by Thresher's daughter, Malo (Mariel) Thresher Cammann. Cammann's mother, Joan C.McIntyre, subsequently turned over to the letters to her sister, Sonia Thresher Richardson, and her husband Harold Richardson, who donated them to the Archives in 1998.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identifier:
AAA.threbrai
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-threbrai

Eloise and Otto Spaeth papers

Creator:
Spaeth, Eloise  Search this
Spaeth, Otto, d. 1966  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Spaeth Foundation  Search this
UNESCO  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Congdon, William, 1912-  Search this
Girard, André  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Extent:
2.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1983
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbooks, correspondence, exhibition files, photographs, and printed materials.
REEL D181: Scrapbooks containing correspondence, clippings, reviews, and photographs relating to the Dayton Art Institute and to the Religious Art Exhibition held there in 1944.
REEL 63: Correspondence concerning a Spaeth Foundation commission to Jacques Lipchitz for a bronze bust of John F. Kennedy. Correspondents include Lipchitz, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
REEL 1201: Correspondence concerning the Spaeth Foundation Religious Art Information Center; a Foundation prospectus; letters from Thomas Merton concerning his book on sacred art; correspondence dealing with the Annual Liturgical Congress Architectural Competition, an exhibition of architectural students' work, the Woodstock Center for Religion and Worship, and other aspects of art and religion.
REEL 1817 and scanned: Photograph of Alexander Brook taken by Peter A. Juley and Son.
UNMICROFILMED: Letters from Alexander Brook, Alexander Calder, William Congdon, Andre Girard, Edward Hopper, Walt Kuhn, Grant Wood, and others; correspondence concerning the American Federation of Arts, the Archives of American Art, Guild Hall, the Spaeth Foundation, UNESCO, and other art organizations; exhibition files of the AFA containing correspondence, printed material, and photographs; files on the "Films on Art" project developed by Otto Spaeth; correspondence and a scrapbook of Otto Spaeth concerning the Liturgical Arts Society; a scrapbook on the Spaeth's art collection; printed material and photographs used in AMERICAN ART MUSEUMS; photographs of paintings by John Singleton Copley, and other works of art and exhibition installations; Correspondence with Daniel Longwell, Harris K. Prior, and Thomas Brown Rudd regarding activities of the American Federation of Arts; Correspondence and clippings, 1963-1966, regarding the Lipchitz bust of JFK; letters, 1981-1983, from critic John Russell, and art collectors, Gertrude Schweitzer, Robert Osborn and Jean de Menil; and an exhibition catalog on Rico Lebrun, 1950; a letter to Otto Spaeth from Gala Dali regarding a loan of the painting "La Naissance du Noveau Monde," 1943; writings about Walt Kuhn, and an illustrated letter to Spaeth from Walt Kuhn.
Biographical / Historical:
Eloise O. Spaeth (1902-1998) was an art collector, writer and art patron from New York, N.Y. She and husband Otto Spaeth founded the Spaeth Foundation.
Provenance:
Material on reels 63 and 1201 lent for microfilming 1971 and 1977 by Eloise Spaeth. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1966-1988 by Spaeth. Material on reel D181 lent for filming 1965 and subsequently donated in 1977.
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.
Topic:
Art and religion -- United States  Search this
Art patronage -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Busts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.spaeeloi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-spaeeloi

Painting, 1955 [graphic]/ Ad Reinhardt

Creator:
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Extent:
1 Painting (oil on canvas, 122 x 77 cm. (48 x 30 inches))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Paintings
Oil paintings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Black cruciform painting. Painting is in a black matte wooden frame. Cardboard is stapled to verso. It is inscribed in Reinhardt's handwriting: "Painting, 1955" 48 x 30 Reinhardt 732 Broadway NYC 3 / NYB555. Also in white chalk, not in Reinhardt's hand: 17 Nov '77 Dayton.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clyde Colt, Jr.. Thomas Clyde Colt is the former Director of the Dayton Art Institute. He donated the painting to the Archives for study purposes, as the painting was damaged before going up for auction in 1977.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Genre/Form:
Oil paintings
Identifier:
AAA.reinadpt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-reinadpt

Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach

Creator:
Hertz, Grace Elizabeth, 1920-  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach, 1917-  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, Peggy  Search this
Zorach, Tessim  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1943-2006
Summary:
Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1943-2006. Thirty-five letters and cards, mainly from William and Marguerite Zorach, document daily activities, visits, and reference art exhibitions and lectures. Also included are a few cards and letters from Tessim and Peggy Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar, and one letter from the Dayton Art Institute where Zorach lectured in 1951, for which the visit was facilitated by Elizabeth Hertz.
Scope and Contents:
Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1943-2006. Thirty-five letters and cards, mainly from William and Marguerite Zorach, document daily activities, visits, and reference art exhibitions and lectures. Also included are a few cards and letters from Tessim and Peggy Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar, and one letter from the Dayton Art Institute where Zorach lectured in 1951, for which the visit was facilitated by Elizabeth Hertz.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
(Grace) Elizabeth "Beth" Hertz (1920- ) is an artist and was a student of William Zorach's at the Art Students League in New York. Hertz maintained a relationship with William and Marguerite, as well as with their children Tessim and Dahlov. Following her time as Zorach's student, Hertz visited their summer home at Robinhood Farm in Georgetown, Maine, where she assisted in daily chores while receiving critiques on her artwork. Into the 1950s, visits were more infrequent but Hertz still looked to Zorach for advice on her art career and frequently exchanged news about their families and careers. In 1951 Elizabeth Hertz facilitated William Zorach's guest lecture at the Dayton Art Institute Commencement Dinner.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Zorach Family papers, 1900-1987.
Provenance:
The Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach, 1943-2006, was donated by Leah Hertz, daughter-in-law of Elizabeth Hertz, in 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Women artists--Ohio  Search this
Citation:
Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach, 1943-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hertgrac
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Elizabeth Hertz letters from William and Marguerite Zorach
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hertgrac

Dwinell Grant papers

Creator:
Grant, Dwinell, 1912-  Search this
Names:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((on 4 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Date:
1923-1988
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; correspondence; business records; writings; printed material; photograph albums; sketchbooks; and videocassettes.
REELS 4152-4153: Biographical material including a fraternity membership card, 6 resumes, a biographical account, a transcript of an interview of Grant, award certificates, and a diploma; correspondence, primarily dealing with Hilla Rebay of the Guggenheim Foundation from whom Grant received funding for film projects, and including project proposals and financial accounts, some letters also deal with the medical films he produced; letters and financial records concerning the sale of his paintings through the Olympia Gallery, Martin Diamond Fine Arts, Inc., and the Graham Gallery;
typescript writings expressing Grant's thoughts on art and religion; clippings; 17 programs from plays produced at Wittenberg College; 11 exhibition announcements and catalogs; 7 press releases; and 13 brochures and fliers concerning Grant's medical and other filmmaking projects; and two videotapes PROFILE OF DWINELL GRANT from "Profiles in Excellence" conducted by Gary Perdue, and an interview with Grant for ART BEAT;
REELS 4154-4155: writings, mostly from the 1980s, expressing Grant's thoughts and philosophies concerning himself and his art work, sometimes presented in the format of a journal; one album containing photographs of Grant, his family and friends, and nine albums of photographs of works and of gallery installations, annotated with information on sales, experiments with light, including a formula for stereoscopic drawing, notes on abstract films, medical illustrations, and dream fantasies; and two sketchbooks containing abstract drawings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, filmmaker; New York, N.Y. and New Hope, Pa. Born and raised in Ohio, Grant received early art training from his grandfather, Paul E. Henking. He also studied at the Dayton Art Institute and the National Academy of Design. In 1935, he began teaching at Wittenberg College in Ohio. He was primarily influenced by his association with Hilla Rebay and the Museum of Non-Objective Art (the Guggenheim), and from 1944-1948 worked on an unfinished film project for the Guggenheim. In 1947, he began producing medical teaching films and supplemented his income with work on medical books, while continuing to work on his paintings.
Provenance:
Loan, Reels 4154-4155: All material was assembled and edited by the donor specifically for microfilming by the Archives. The writings were copied into the notebook by Grant from other sources.
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:
Filmmakers -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.grandwin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grandwin

George Constant papers

Creator:
Constant, George  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Carnegie Institute  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Heckscher Museum  Search this
Lyman Allyn Art Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Parrish Art Museum  Search this
Spanish Refugee Aid (Organization)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Avery, Sally  Search this
Burliuk, David, 1882-1967  Search this
Caparn, Rhys, 1909-1997  Search this
Carnell, Julia Shaw Patterson, 1863-1944  Search this
Davidson, Morris, 1898-1979  Search this
Eaton, Charles Warren, 1857-1937  Search this
Gecan, Vilko, 1894-1973  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo, 1894-  Search this
Landgren, Marchal E.  Search this
Neuberger, Roy R.  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Perret, Nell, 1916-  Search this
Preston, Georgette  Search this
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Christmas cards
Photographs
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1912-2007
bulk 1932-1978
Summary:
The papers of modernist painter and printmaker George Constant measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1912-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1932-1978. They consist of biographical material, inventories of artwork, audio interviews and recorded statements on art, personal and business related correspondence, holiday cards, printed material, an exhibition related video recording, and photographs of Constant, his family and friends, and his work.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of modernist painter and printmaker George Constant measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1912-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1932-1978. They consist of biographical material, inventories of artwork, audio interviews and recorded statements on art, personal and business related correspondence, holiday cards, printed material, an exhibition related video recording, and photographs of Constant, his family and friends, and his work. A small portion of the correspondence and printed materials are written in Greek.

Biographical material includes artist statements written and recorded by Constant, two audio interview recordings discussing his philosophies on art and his work, inventories of artwork, personal property deeds and legal correspondence, and other miscellaneous material.

Correspondence is predominantly in the form of business and personal letters, postcards, and holiday cards received from family and friends. These include correspondence from Constant's daughter, Georgette Preston, and extended family members. Other frequent personal correspondents include Milton and Sally Avery, Lewis Balamuth, Margaret Brunning, David Burliuk, Nathaniel Burwash, Rhys Caparn, Julia Shaw Patterson Carnell, Phillip Cavanaugh, Morris Davidson, Charles Eaton, Vilko Gecan, Marchal Landgren, Roy Neuberger, Walter Pach, Nell Perret, Constantine Pougialis, Wallace Putnam and Consuelo Kanaga, Hi Simons, and Helen Slosberg. Business related correspondents include Audubon Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Institute, Dayton Art Institute, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Ferargil Galleries, Guild Hall, Heckscher Museum, Lyman Allyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Spanish Refugee Appeal, and the Whitney Museum. Other business correspondence related to Constant's work with the WPA are also included in the series.

Printed material includes books and booklets on American and Greek art, including a limited print edition of George Constant by George Constant, clippings and articles reviewing Constant's work, exhibition announcements and catalogs of Constant's shows, periodicals profiling his artwork, and dance and theater related programs that Constant consulted on.

Photographs include black and white prints of Constant and his family and friends in St. Louis, Missouri, Dayton, Ohio, and in and around his studio in Shinnecock Hills, New York. The collection also includes photo stills from his 1965 exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum and a comprehensive set of black and white prints, a handful of color prints, and several color slide sheets of Constant's artwork from the 1920s to 1978.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into 4 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1923-2007 (Box 1; 17 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930-1979 (Box 1-2; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1927-2005 (Box 2-3; 2 linear feet)

Series 4: Photographic Material, 1912-1978 (Box 4-6; 1 linear foot)
Biographical/Historical note:
Greek American George Zachary Constant (1892-1978) worked from his studios in Shinnecock Hills, and New York City, New York as a painter and printmaker. A founder and lifelong member of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Constant worked for the Work Projects Administration (WPA) during the Depression and early years of World War II, and exhibited regularly at major galleries and museums from the 1920s to 1970s.

Born in Arahova, Greece, Constant was raised by his two uncles after the death of his parents in 1896. In school and at the monestary one of his uncles led, Constant showed an early interest in classical Greek aesthetics. At the age of eighteen, he immigrated to the United States and continued his art studies at Washington University before transferring to the Art Institute of Chicago. From 1918 to 1922, Constant taught at the Dayton Art Institute and continued to produce and exhibit his work locally. In 1922, he moved to New York, joined the Society of Independent Painters, and became close friends with Society founder and art critic Walter Pach. During the 1920s, his etchings were shown at the Valentine and Downtown Galleries, and at the New Art Circle of J.B. Neumann, where he presented his first one man gallery show in 1929.

From the 1930s to 1940s, Constant produced prints, watercolors, and oil paintings for the WPA, many of which were purchased by museums and public institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum. During this same period, Constant exhibited his work at the Boyer Gallery in the late 1930s, and at the Ferargil Gallery from the 1940s to early 1950s. In the decade between 1955 and 1965, Constant also worked on color and set design for seventeen dance productions created by the choreographer Alwin Nikolais. In the last two decades of his career, Constant produced works from his studio in Shinnecock Hills, New York and continued to exhibit at numerous galleries, including Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Guild Hall, Mari Galleries, Tirca Karlis Gallery, and Artium Gallery.
Provenance:
The papers of George Constant were donated by the artist in 1969 and 1978. Additional materials were donated in 2001 and 2007 by his daughter Georgette Preston.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The George Constant 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
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Christmas cards
Photographs
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
George Constant papers, 1912-2007, bulk 1932-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.consgeor
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Thomas Clyde Colt papers

Creator:
Colt, Thomas Clyde, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Portland Art Association (Or.)  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
Chrysler, Walter P. (Walter Percy), 1909-1988, Jr.  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1853-1979
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; biographical data; photographs; scrapbooks; business and financial records; exhibition announcements; and clippings.
REEL 1559: Letters, postcards, three photographs and several clippings relating to Colt's retirement from the Dayton Art Institute in 1976; and four scrapbooks containing letters, clippings, photographs, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and memorabilia.
REELS 1619-1620: Business and personal correspondence, with Corrine Melchers, Waldo Pierce, Gordon Washburn, Lamar Dodd, Curt Valentin, Francis Henry Taylor, Mahonri Young, Adelyn Breeskin, Mitchel Wilder, and others; biographical data and curriculum vitae; 14 personal photographs; files on the Gari Melchers Memorial, Fredericksburg, Virginia, and a 1956 exhibition of paintings owned by Walter Chrysler; clippings and press releases.
UNMICROFILMED: Exhibition invitations and announcements; appointment calendars; treasurer's and trustees' reports, minutes, and financial records of the Portland Art Association, Portland, Oregon, and the Dayton Institute of Art, Dayton, Ohio.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director; Dayton, Ohio. Director of the Portland Art Association, 1948-1956,(the owner and governing body of the Portland Art Museum), and the Dayton Art Institute, 1957-1975.
Provenance:
Donated and lent April 1979 by Thomas Clyde Colt.
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:
Museum directors -- United States  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.coltthom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coltthom

Reliquary guardian figure

Object Name:
ngulu
Maker:
Kota artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, brass, copper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 56.8 x 32 x 6.5 cm (22 3/8 x 12 5/8 x 2 9/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Gabon
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel Rubin
Object number:
78-14-12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7152e7f35-636e-408e-80ff-11bd73dc4568
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_78-14-12

Slit gong

Object Name:
mukoku
Maker:
Yaka artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 43 x 8.5 x 8cm (16 15/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 1/8in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Divination  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bayard King
Object number:
71-12-6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7e3c4f860-8b91-4370-992a-38e5e7bfc515
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_71-12-6

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