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Oral history interview with Leroy Davis and Cecily Langdale

Interviewee:
Davis, Leroy  Search this
Langdale, Cecily  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Barnes Foundation -- Students  Search this
Hirschl & Adler Galleries  Search this
Tyler School of Art -- Students  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951  Search this
Bly, Boris  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Davis, Terry Ritter  Search this
De Mazia, Violette, 1899-  Search this
Levine, David, 1926-2009  Search this
Penn, Arthur, 1922-  Search this
Shikler, Aaron, 1922-  Search this
Extent:
119 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 June 26-August 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Leroy Davis and Cecily Langdale conducted 2007 June 26-August 7, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art, in New York, New York.
Davis speaks of losing his parents at a young age; attending music school in Philadelphia; studying at Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Barnes Foundation; usage of the word "art" in terms of music and painting; being drafted into the Air Force during World War II; opening a gallery in New York City; working as a framer on the side; working on the White House Fine Arts Commission; selling English watercolors. Langdale speaks of focusing on history, literature, and art history in college; working on shows at Hirschl & Adler gallery; opening a gallery with Davis; writing a book on monotypes. Davis also recalls Aaron Shikler, Boris Bly, Arthur Penn, Violette de Mazia, Albert C. Barnes, Louis Bouché, Terry Ritter Davis, David Levine, Herman Gundersheimer, Arthur Penn, Minnie Cushing, Paul Mellon, Jackie Kennedy, Jock Whitney, and others. Langdale also recalls Robert Walker, Richard Cowdery, Meredith Long, Seymour Remenick, Dr. Thomas Conroy, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Leroy Davis (1922- ) is an art dealer from New York, New York. Cecily Langdale is an art dealer from New York, New York and Avis Berman is a writer and art historian from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette, 3 sound discs, and 3 data compact discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 50 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:
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.davis07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw995c26909-9f3c-463b-b2c7-6950120ad525
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-davis07
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Barnes Foundation lecture notes

Creator:
Loper, Edward L., 1916-2011  Search this
Names:
Barnes Foundation  Search this
De Mazia, Violette, 1899-  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1964
Scope and Contents:
137 pages of notes covering 33 lectures given by Violette De Mazia at the Barnes Foundation on 19th and 20th century art. These unauthorized notes include the orientation lecture, reading assignements, and class discussions.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, art instructor; Wilmington, Del. Loper studied at the Barnes Foundation.
Provenance:
Edward Loper was given a copy of short hand notes taken in De Mazia's class by an unidentified student. Loper then had one of his students, Janet Neville, type the notes. Neville, who later became Loper's wife, kept a copy of the notes, and they were microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Pennsylvania -- Merion  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Merion  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lopeedwl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dd7fe840-ee38-48f4-88e8-81fd89711215
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lopeedwl

Oral history interview with Roswell Weidner

Interviewee:
Weidner, Roswell, 1911-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Names:
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
United States. National Youth Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Curran, Mary  Search this
De Mazia, Violette, 1899-  Search this
Garber, Daniel, 1880-  Search this
Harding, George, 1882-1959  Search this
Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954  Search this
McCarter, Henry, 1866-1942  Search this
Nuse, Roy Cleveland, b. 1885  Search this
Pierson, Joseph  Search this
Pinto, Angelo, 1908-1994  Search this
Speight, Francis, 1896-1989  Search this
Thrash, Dox, 1892-1965  Search this
Weidner, Marilyn Kemp, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
134 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 July 20-27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Roswell Weidner conducted 1989 July 20-27, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Weidner discusses his early life, education, and art training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, first at the school at Chester Springs, and later at the main school in Philadelphia. He discusses the programs at both schools, and recalls some of the faculty members, including Roy Nuse, Albert Laessle, George Harding, Joseph Pierson, Francis Speight, Daniel Garber, and Henry McCarter. He discusses the courses, exhibitions, and the competitions for traveling scholarships. He also discusses his study at the Barnes Foundation with Violette De Mazia and Angelo Pinto. After leaving the Academy, he joined the National Youth Administration and then transferred to the WPA with the Museum Extension, the Painting Project and the Print Project. He speaks of his work for each of these programs, their administration, and some of the individuals involved including Dox Thrash. He recalls Mary Curran and the efforts made by Albert Barnes to have her removed as head of the Painting Project. Weidner discusses his fifty years as a teacher at the Academy, beginning in 1939, and the changes in the institution since then, including the introduction of printmaking, the growth of abstraction, the hiring of women and black instructors, and other changes. He speaks of his wife, Marilyn Kemp Weidner, a paper conservator, and the development of her practice, as well as his own future work.
Biographical / Historical:
Roswell T. Weidner (1911-1999) was a painter and educator from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr.; 18 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.weidne89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d0c1ada8-2608-4b70-b8bd-f95469159f82
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weidne89
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edward L. Loper

Interviewee:
Loper, Edward L., 1916-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Names:
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Carlen Galleries  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration.Art Program  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951  Search this
De Mazia, Violette, 1899-  Search this
Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946  Search this
Extent:
132 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 May 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edward Loper conducted 1989 May 12, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art. Loper speaks of his early life and education; his work on the WPA's Federal Art Project in Delaware, on the Index of American Design and the easel project; his self-education and stylistic development; meeting Albert Barnes; studying with Violette De Mazia at the Barnes Foundation; meeting Horace Pippin; his exhibition history and his affiliation with various galleries, including the Carlen Galleries; his teaching career; his experiences as an African American artist; the art scene in Wilmington.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward L. Loper (1916-2011) was a painter and instructor of Wilmington, Del.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 33 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Delaware -- Wilmington  Search this
Educators -- Delaware -- Wilmington  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.loper89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93e2a1d70-3066-4b22-bfc3-a2b7940efd8f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-loper89
Online Media:

Vistas

Author:
De Mazia, Violette 1899-1988  Search this
Barnes Foundation Art Department  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1979
C1979-
Topic:
Arts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_781408

The French primitives and their forms from their origin to the end of the fifteenth century, by Albert C. Barnes and Violette De Mazia

Author:
Barnes, Albert C (Albert Coombs) 1872-1951  Search this
De Mazia, Violette 1899-1988  Search this
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 551 p. incl. plates, ports. front. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1931
[c1931]
Topic:
Painting, French--History  Search this
Painting, Renaissance  Search this
Call number:
ND545 .B3 1931X
ND545.B3 1931X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407352

The art of Cézanne, by Albert C. Barnes & Violette De Mazia; with 171 illustrations

Author:
Barnes, Albert C (Albert Coombs) 1872-1951  Search this
De Mazia, Violette 1899-1988  Search this
Subject:
Cézanne, Paul 1839-1906  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 456 p. incl. plates, ports. front. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1939
[c1939]
Call number:
N40.1.C42 B27
N40.1.C42B27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_227529

The art of Henri-Matisse, by Albert C. Barnes and Violette de Mazia

Author:
Barnes, Albert C (Albert Coombs) 1872-1951  Search this
De Mazia, Violette 1899-1988  Search this
Subject:
Matisse, Henri 1869-1954  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 464 p. illus., port. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
[1959, c1933]
Call number:
N40.1.M43 B2
N40.1.M43B2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_25925

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