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James E. Allen papers

Creator:
Allen, James E., 1894-1964  Search this
Names:
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980  Search this
Cornwell, Dean, 1892-1960  Search this
Dunn, Harvey, 1884-1952  Search this
Freeman, Carl E.  Search this
Sass, Herbert Ravenel, 1884-1958  Search this
Wetjin, Richard  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((109 items on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1921-1949
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, including letters from artists Dean Cornwell, Harvey Dunn, Howard N. Cook, and writers Carl E. Freeman, Herbert Ravenel Sass, and Richard Wetjin; six sketchbooks; one notebook on etching; 27 photographs of Allen and his friends, studio, and work, included among the photos is one of Allen sketching; and exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Etcher, lithographer; Larchmont, New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1972 by Mrs. James Allen, widow of Allen.
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:
Etchers  Search this
Lithographers  Search this
Topic:
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.allejame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b711774e-7d52-4b99-9c7c-ba46b4bbdbf5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-allejame

Arthur Sinclair Covey papers

Creator:
Covey, Arthur Sinclair, 1877-1960  Search this
Names:
Bransom, Paul, 1885-  Search this
Dunn, Harvey, 1884-1952  Search this
Lenski, Lois, 1893-  Search this
Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925  Search this
Extent:
5.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
1882-1960
Summary:
The papers of mural painter and illustrator Arthur Sinclair Covey measure 5.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1960. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with art institutions, patrons, and colleagues; scattered business and financial records; notes and writings by Covey and others, including a transcript of an interview with Covey by a radio station; art work and sketchbooks by Covey and his colleagues including Paul Bransom, Harvey Dunn, and Edward Penfield; project files concering Covey's mural projects; a scrapbook of clippings; additional printed material; and photographs of Covey, family members, colleagues, and art work.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of mural painter and illustrator Arthur Sinclair Covey measure 5.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1960. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with art institutions, patrons, and colleagues; scattered business and financial records; notes and writings by Covey and others, including a transcript of an interview with Covey by a radio station; art work and sketchbooks by Covey and his colleagues including Paul Bransom, Harvey Dunn, and Edward Penfield; project files concering Covey's mural projects; a scrapbook of clippings; additional printed material; and photographs of Covey, family members, colleagues, and art work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into nine series according to type of material and further arranged in chronological order. Oversized material from various series has been housed in Boxes 6-8 and Oversized Folders 9-12, and is noted in the Series Descriptions/Container Listing section at the appropriate folder title with see also/see references.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1925-1960, undated (Box 1, 6; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1915-1960, undated (Box 1, OV 9; 28 folders)

Series 3: Business Records, 1915-1958, undated (Box 1; 14 folders)

Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1923-1958, undated (Box 1; 10 folders)

Series 5: Art Work, 1921-1957, undated (Box 1, 6, OV 9-10; 23 folders)

Series 6: Project Files, 1916-1959 (Box, 1-2, 6, OV 9-12; 68 folders)

Series 7: Scrapbook, 1914-1960 (Box 8; 1 folder)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1882-1959, undated (Box 2-4, 7; 2.4 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1891-1959, undated (Box 5, 7-8; 21 folders)
Biographical Note:
Arthur Sinclair Covey was born June 13, 1877 in Leroy, Illinois, son of Byron and Emeline Edwards Covey. His boyhood was spent in various small towns in Missouri and Kansas. As a teenager in 1893, Covey "made the run" to claim land at the opening of the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.

From 1895 to 1896, Covey attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, followed by three years of study under Frank Duveneck, among others, at the Chicago Art Institute, from which he graduated in 1899. From 1900 to 1901, he worked as a staff artist and art editor for the Indianapolis Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. For the next two years, he taught at the Chicago Art Institute and established his own studio.

In 1904, Covey traveled to the Royal Academy in Munich where he was a student of Karl Marr, and, from 1905 to 1908, served as assistant to British mural painter Frank Brangwyn and taught at the London School of Art. In 1908, Covey returned to New York and married Mary Dorothea Sale, with whom he had two children, Margaret Sale Covey and Laird Fortune Covey.

Covey received official recognition for his artwork when he assisted Robert Reid and Jules Guerin on murals for the 1914-1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition and received the Bronze Medal. The following year, Covey completed his first commission to paint murals for the Wichita, Kansas, Library, and continued to work steadily on mural projects for the rest of his career.

Following the death of his wife in 1917, Covey married children's book illustrator Lois Lenski in 1921. They had a son, Stephen John Covey.

In 1925, Covey received the Architectural League's Gold Medal of Honor in Painting for his murals at the Kohler Company. From 1926 to 1929, he served as President of the national Mural Painters Society, and from 1929 to 1942, he taught pictorial composition at the National Academy Schools in New York. From 1938 to 1939, Covey created pierced brass on redwood murals for the exterior of the Contemporary Arts Building at the New York World's Fair. In 1939, he decorated the dome and globe of the Land Plane Building at La Guardia Airport in New York.

In the 1950s, Lois Lenski Covey's failing health required that the couple move permanently to Florida's warmer climate.

Arthur Sinclair Covey died on February 5, 1960, in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Provenance:
The Arthur Sinclair Covey papers were donated from 1961 to 1965 by the artist's widow, Lois Lenski Covey.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- Buildings  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Illustrators -- Connecticut  Search this
Muralists -- Connecticut  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Arthur Sinclair Covey papers, 1882-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.covearth
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Arthur Sinclair Covey papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94b265373-484f-42ea-9f9b-4ffd2f233604
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-covearth

Man and Woman Sitting on a Branch of a Tree, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1902
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Recreation--Courting  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73261112
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_167371

Stage Coach Approaching a Western Town, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Hirschl & Adler Galleries New York New York
Topic:
Travel--Land--Carriage  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Carriage  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Western  Search this
Landscape--Town  Search this
Figure  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61070117
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_77534

The Music Hall, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Illustration
Topic:
Literature  Search this
Architecture interior--Commercial--Recreation  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Dancing  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E340008
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_442328

True Stories of Crime, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway Denver Colorado 80204 Accession Number: 2001.1169
Date:
1907
Topic:
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Crime  Search this
Architecture exterior  Search this
Western  Search this
Control number:
IAP 05520187
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_429944

American Legion Monthly - 2 Soldiers Walking Side by Side, (painting)

Title:
Camouflage, (painting)
Two Soldiers Walking Side by Side, (painting)
Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings-Illustration
Paintings
Date:
1930
Topic:
Literature--American Legion Magazine  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89430011
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_378650

The Valedictorian, (painting)

Title:
Armistice, (painting)
Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center 158 Harmon Drive Northfield Vermont 05663
Date:
Ca. 1920
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
State of Being--Death  Search this
Architecture exterior--Military--Battlefield  Search this
Control number:
IAP 53790001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_455919

Coming Home, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings-Illustration
Paintings
Topic:
Literature  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89450018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_378752

The Chuckwagon, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway Denver Colorado 80204 Accession Number: 2001.1144
Date:
1915
Topic:
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Other--Cowboy  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Wagon  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 05520137
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_383998

Frontispiece for Under the Plane Tree, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings-Illustration
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway Wilmington Delaware 19806 Accession Number: 63-3
Date:
1921
Topic:
Literature--Dickens--Tale of Two Cities  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08080698
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376506

The Shoot Out (Man Shooting in Moonlight), (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings-Illustration
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brandywine River Museum P. O. Box 141 Chadds Ford Pennsylvania 19317 Accession Number: 85.10.58
Date:
1915
Topic:
Literature  Search this
Landscape--Time--Night  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62900501
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_378605

Crossing a Pontoon Bridge, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
South Dakota State University South Dakota Art Museum Medary Avenue at Harvey Dunn Street, P. O. Box 2250 Brookings South Dakota 57007
Topic:
History--United States--World War I  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Pontoon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73262056
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_347758

End of the Frontier, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1911
Topic:
Animal  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62640943
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_115098

Buffalo Bones Plowed Under, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art P. O. Box 711, 406 Federal Street Dover Delaware 19903
Date:
1920s (?)
Topic:
Occupation--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Object--Tool--Plow  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67400069
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_380147

Couple Seated on a Park Bench, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings-Illustration
Paintings
Date:
1915
Topic:
Literature--Saturday Evening Post  Search this
Landscape--Time--Night  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Courting  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89520008
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_379004

There You Stay till the Federals Come..., (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Illustration
Date:
1929
Topic:
Literature--Woman's Home Companion  Search this
Literature--Mitchell--Happy Dust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E340007
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_442327

The Discipline Company, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1912
Topic:
Disaster--Fire  Search this
Cityscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62640704
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_114923

The Ox-Driver, an Old Time Figure of the West, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brandywine River Museum P. O. Box 141 Chadds Ford Pennsylvania 19317 Accession Number: 80.8
Date:
1909
Topic:
Literature--Century Magazine  Search this
Landscape--Time--Sunset  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Occupation--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62900019
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_117739

Spring Plowing, (painting)

Painter:
Dunn, Harvey 1884-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Occupation--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73500046
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_169290

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