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William Benton papers

Creator:
Benton, William, 1900-1973  Search this
Names:
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Dalí, Salvador, 1904-  Search this
Dean, Abner, 1910-  Search this
Der Harootian, Koren, 1909-  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984  Search this
Hebald, Milton  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Johnson, Ben  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Rosenberg, James N. (James Naumburg), b. 1874  Search this
Sachs, Hella Moravic  Search this
Vereisky, Orest G.  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1983
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; writings; notes; estate lists; contracts; photographs of works of art; exhibition catalogs; clippings; miscellaneous printed material.
REEL 925: Correspondence with artists, 1954-1968, concerning Benton's purchase and background of their works; and writings by Benton on Soviet art.
REEL 3134: A 13-page, incomplete, typescript, 1955, "Reginald Marsh as I Remember Him," by Benton. He writes of working with Marsh on the YALE RECORD and collecting Marsh's paintings.
REEL 4073: Correspondence, 1940-1983, with artists; typescripts on Marsh; writing by Jack Levine "How the Witches' Sabbath was Painted";
photographs and lists of works of art; a notebook "Works of Art on Loan to the William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut" from Benton's estate; a notebook "Painting Contracts" between artists, galleries, and Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.; notebook "Sold," containing data on the sale of Reginald Marsh's work;
printed material on Rockwell Kent, Thomas Hart Benton, Benton's collection, and others; photocopies of 2 portions of Ivan Albright's sketchbooks; a notebook "Britannica Painting Exhibitions Manual of Procedure"; a 2 p. typescript "The Story of My Portrait" by Grant Wood's sister Nan Wood Graham; 3 illustrated notebooks by Ivan Albright; and a sketchbook by Reginald Marsh containing 33 figure sketches.
Correspondents include Ivan Albright, Thomas Hart Benton, George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Aaron Bohrod, Salvador Dali, Abner Dean, Koren Der Harootian, Jimmy Ernst, Milton Hebald, Joseph Hirsch, Ben Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Frank Kleinholz, Jack Levine, Reginald Marsh, Henry Varnum Poor, James N. Rosenberg, Hella Moravic Sachs, and Orest G. Vereisky.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector, politician; Chicago, Ill. Publisher of ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, Vice-President of the University of Chicago, Congressman from Connecticut, and an avid collector of American art. Benton and Reginald Marsh were classmates and collaborated respectively as editor and illustrator for the Yale newspaper. During the Depression, Benton provided Marsh with a monthly stipend for which he received a monthly painting. When he became chairman of the board of ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, Benton collected contemporary American painting to Americanize BRITANNICA's British image.
Provenance:
Material on reel 925 and 3134 donated by Benton 1968. His family donated and lent additional material 1985-1986, including originals of some letters which were originally donated as photocopies.
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 -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- United States  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bentwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bentwill

Koren der Harootian : March 29 through May 16, 1965

Author:
Der Harootian, Koren 1909-  Search this
AGBU Gallery  Search this
Armenian General Benevolent Union  Search this
Subject:
Der Harootian, Koren 1909-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1965
Call number:
NB237.D478 A4 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_935603

Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial: The Scientist, (sculpture)

Title:
Scientist, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Der Harootian, Koren 1909-1991  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: granite; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Coadministered by City of Philadelphia Fairmount Park Commission Memorial Hall, West Park, P. O. Box 21601 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19131
Coadministered by Fairmount Park Art Association 1616 Walnut Street, Suite 2012 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103
Located Fairmount Park Kelly Drive, south of Girard Avenue Bridge Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Date:
1955
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Occupation--Science--Scientist  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88320078
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_307273

Young Meher, (sculpture)

Title:
Meher, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Der Harootian, Koren 1909-1991  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: red granite
Culture:
Armenian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Philadelphia Fairmount Park Commission Memorial Hall, West Park, P. O. Box 21601 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19131
Located Philadelphia Museum of Art 26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Kelly Drive Entrance Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19130
Date:
1975. Dedicated April 24, 1976
Topic:
History--Medieval--Armenia  Search this
Religion--Christianity  Search this
Emblem--Cross  Search this
Dress--Historic--Armor  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
State of Being--Death--Execution  Search this
Religion--Saint--St. Vartan  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA000041
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_315062

Hercules Fighting the Vulture, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Der Harootian, Koren 1909-1991  Search this
Medium:
Blue serpentine marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Newark Museum 49 Washington Street Newark New Jersey 07101 Accession Number: 62.7
Date:
1958
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Hercules  Search this
Control number:
IAS 31820040
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_295948

Prometheus and the Vulture, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Der Harootian, Koren 1909-1991  Search this
Medium:
Westfield green marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Prometheus  Search this
Animal--Bird--Vulture  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76005830
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_16695

Crowned with Thorns, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Der Harootian, Koren 1909-1991  Search this
Medium:
Vermont marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Indianapolis Museum of Art 1200 West 38th Street Indianapolis Indiana 46208-4196 Accession Number: 1987.92
Date:
1946
Topic:
Allegory--Religion  Search this
Control number:
IAS 13730177
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_26081

Torture, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Der Harootian, Koren 1909-1991  Search this
Medium:
Satinwood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Arizona State University University Art Museum Tempe Arizona 85287
Date:
1941
Topic:
State of Being--Evil--Torture  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75000252
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_569

Eagles of Ararat, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Der Harootian, Koren 1909-1991  Search this
Medium:
Serpentine marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue New York New York 10021 Accession Number: 56.22
Date:
1955-1956
Topic:
Animal--Bird--Eagle  Search this
Animal--Reptile--Snake  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76003745
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_6916

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