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Oral history interview with Enrique Guy Garcia, 1998 Mar. 18

Interviewee:
Garcia, Enrique Guy, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Enrique Guy Garcia, 1998 Mar. 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Cuba -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13567
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216454
AAA_collcode_garcia98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216454
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Enrique Guy Garcia

Interviewee:
Garcia, Enrique Guy, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording, analog)
73 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1998 Mar. 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Enrique Guy Garcia conducted 1998 Mar. 18, by Juan A. Martinez, in Garcia's studio, Miami, Fla., for the Archives of American Art.
Garcia discusses his early interest in drawing; enrolling in art school as a teenager in Santiago de Cuba; attending Havana's San Alejandro Art Academy and studying painting with Leopoldo Romanach and Domingo Ramos, and modeling for sculpture classes where his interest in sculpture developed; going to Mexico City upon graduation to study fresco painting; returning to Cuba and working in organizing craft workshops; becoming dissatisfied with the political situation in Cuba and accepting an UNESCO grant to study art in Italy; seeking political asylum on his return from Italy; living in New York and working in a foundry; moving to Miami in the mid-1970s; his sculpture, which is primarily bronzes; his abstract expressionist style; his series of works in the 1980s, "Head," and "Icarus"; his current work, "Columns"; and an upcoming exhibition in Venezuela.
Biographical / Historical:
Enrique Guy Garcia (1928-) is a sculptor and painter from Miami, Fla. Born in Havana, Cuba.
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.
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Cuba -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.garcia98
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw910ee5ee8-8e31-41dd-99d8-a869b3f169a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-garcia98
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Shirley Jaffe

Interviewee:
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art -- Students  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Biala, Janice, 1904-2000  Search this
Delaney, Beauford, 1901-  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Ford, Hermine  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Goldberg, Michael, 1924-2007  Search this
Mitchell, Joan, 1926-1992  Search this
Riopelle, Jean Paul  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Sound recording, master: 1 compact disc, 3 WMA files (4 hr., 28 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
94 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 Sept. 27-28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Shirley Jaffe conducted 2010 Sept. 27 and 28, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Jaffe's studio, in Paris, France.
Jaffe speaks of living with her family in Elizabeth, NJ and Brooklyn, NY; attending Abraham Lincoln High School, Parsons School of Design, Brooklyn College, and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; visiting the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Non-Objective Art (now the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), and The Museum of Modern Art; living on St. Mark's Place and in Brooklyn, NY ; her marriage in 1949 to Irving Jaffe; moving to Washington, DC and visiting The Philips Collection; moving to and adjusting to life in France; socializing with American artists in Paris, France; moving between New York and France; working and living in Berlin, Germany with a grant from the Ford Foundation; living independently in France; visiting the cathedrals and galleries in Italy; teaching undergraduate students; the evolution of her paintings and technique; her painting process and use of cellophane; painting on glass; murals; and her exhibitions and commissions. Jaffe also recalls Leon Friend, Morris Kantor, Pierre Bonnard, Karl Knaths, Max and Esther Gould, Jules Olitski, Michael Goldberg, Joan Mitchell, Beauford Delaney, Sam Francis, Janice Biala, Hermine Tworkov Ford, Edwin Dickinson, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Kimber Smith, Jean Fournier, Al Held, Haywood Bill Rivers, Milton Glaser, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Shirley Jaffe (1923-2016) was an abstract painter and sculptor in Paris, France. Avis Berman (1949- ) is a scholar in New York, N.Y.
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.
Rights:
Transcript: Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from Jerome Sternstein. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Sculptors -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.jaffe10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9edb9d6d9-1775-4e7a-987d-adae36dc4a6e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jaffe10

George Scott Winslow

Created by:
Edmonia Lewis, American, 1844 - 1907  Search this
Subject of:
George Scott Winslow, American, 1862 - 1931  Search this
Medium:
marble
Dimensions:
Diameter and Depth: 13 5/8 × 1 1/2 in. (34.6 × 3.8 cm)
Type:
bas-reliefs
portraits
Place made:
Rome, Italy, Europe
Date:
1866
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.29
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd559259594-c7dc-42c5-aa3a-02af5f4b0bee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.29
Online Media:

Thomas Crawford papers, 1845-1857, bulk 1852-1857 dates

Creator:
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
Subject:
Gale, Robert L.  Search this
Citation:
Thomas Crawford papers, 1845-1857, bulk 1852-1857 dates. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- Italy  Search this
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6721
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208846
AAA_collcode_crawthom
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208846

Chauncey Bradley Ives letters, 1838-1883 [and undated]

Creator:
Ives, Chauncey Bradley, 1810-1894  Search this
Subject:
Chauncey, Charles  Search this
Hart, Joel Tanner  Search this
Roberts, C. D.  Search this
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896  Search this
Tilton, Caroline  Search this
Allan, Mary Caroline  Search this
Bushnell, Horace  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Citation:
Chauncey Bradley Ives letters, 1838-1883 [and undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- Italy -- Rome  Search this
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6876
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209004
AAA_collcode_iveschau
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209004

Randolph Rogers papers, 1848-1964

Creator:
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892  Search this
Citation:
Randolph Rogers papers, 1848-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Italy -- Rome  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9208
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211403
AAA_collcode_rogerand
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211403

Benjamin West collection, 1771-circa 1879

Creator:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Subject:
Spilsbury, Jonathan  Search this
Livingston, Robert R.  Search this
Boydell, John  Search this
Adams, John Quincy  Search this
Citation:
Benjamin West collection, 1771-circa 1879. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- England -- London  Search this
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9344
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211540
AAA_collcode_westbenj
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211540
Online Media:

Robert William Cook papers, 1938-2003

Creator:
Cook, Robert William, 1921-  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Robert William Cook papers, 1938-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- Italy -- Rome  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9391
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211588
AAA_collcode_cookrobe
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211588

Thomas Crawford papers, 1841-1856

Creator:
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
Citation:
Thomas Crawford papers, 1841-1856. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- Italy  Search this
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10218
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213294
AAA_collcode_crawthop
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213294

Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s

Creator:
Riverón, Enrique, 1902-1998  Search this
Subject:
Hughes, Langston  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Sicre, Juan José  Search this
Salinas, Baruj  Search this
Russell, Rosalind  Search this
Waguermert, Luis Gomez  Search this
Neruda, Pablo  Search this
Peláez, Amelia  Search this
Pidgeon, Walter  Search this
Prohias, Antonio  Search this
Rebajes, Pauline  Search this
De Diego, Julio  Search this
García Lorca, Federico  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Gattorno, Antonio  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Gómez Sicre, José  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Reed, Alma M.  Search this
Kiki  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Lozano Castro, Alfredo  Search this
Milland, Ray  Search this
Bermúdez, Cundo  Search this
Baker, Josephine  Search this
Cantinflas  Search this
Cugat, Xavier  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Wichita State University  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Magazine illustration  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5433
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216020
AAA_collcode_riveenri
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216020
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Shirley Jaffe, 2010 Sept. 27-28

Interviewee:
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Biala, Janice  Search this
Delaney, Beauford  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Ford, Hermine  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Goldberg, Michael  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Riopelle, Jean Paul  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Shirley Jaffe, 2010 Sept. 27-28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15873
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295423
AAA_collcode_jaffe10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295423

Enrique Riverón papers

Creator:
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Names:
Wichita State University -- Faculty  Search this
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975  Search this
Bermúdez, Cundo, 1914-  Search this
Cantinflas, 1911-1993  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Carreño, Mario -- Photographs  Search this
Cugat, Xavier, 1900- -- Photographs  Search this
De Diego, Julio, 1900-  Search this
García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936  Search this
Gattorno, Antonio  Search this
Gómez Sicre, José  Search this
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967  Search this
Kiki, 1901-1953  Search this
Lozano Castro, Alfredo  Search this
Milland, Ray -- Photographs  Search this
Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 -- Photographs  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949 -- Photographs  Search this
Peláez, Amelia, 1897-1968 -- Photographs  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Pidgeon, Walter, 1897-  Search this
Prohias, Antonio  Search this
Rebajes, Pauline  Search this
Reed, Alma M. -- Photographs  Search this
Russell, Rosalind -- Photographs  Search this
Salinas, Baruj  Search this
Sicre, Juan José -- Photographs  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro -- Photographs  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899- -- Photographs  Search this
Waguermert, Luis Gomez -- Photographs  Search this
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1918-1990s
Summary:
The papers of Cuban born painter, sculptor, cartoonist, and illustrator Enrique Riverón measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1918-1990s. The collection contains correspondence, writings, diary entries, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs documenting Riverón's career as an illustrator, cartoonist, painter and sculptor in the United States and Cuba and, to a lesser extent, Riverón's teaching career at Wichita University in Kansas.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Cuban born painter, sculptor, cartoonist, and illustrator Enrique Riverón measure 3.3 linear feet, date from 1918-1990s and document Riverón's career as an illustrator, cartoonist, painter and sculptor in the United States and Cuba and, to a lesser extent, his teaching career at Wichita University in Kansas. The collection includes correspondence, the majority of which concerns Riverón's exhibitions; writings, primarily Riverón's recollections of his trips to Paris and Madrid and his memories of people he met in Latin America, Europe, and the United States; printed material documenting exhibitions and Riverón's work for magazines such as Cine-Mudial and Bally-Hoo; and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into eight series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1929-1960 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1918-1991 (box 1, 0.6 ft.)

Series 3: Writings, 1923-1980s, undated (box 1, 0.2 ft.)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1920s-1990s, undated (boxes 1, 3, and 4, 0.7 ft.)

Series 5: Artwork, 1958-1983, undated (boxes 1 and 5, 0.4 ft.)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1930-1992 (boxes 2 and 5, 0.7 ft.)

Series 7: Photographs, 1918-1992, undated (boxes 2, 5 and 6, 0.6 ft.)

Series 8: Miscellany, 1927-1989, undated (box 6, 7 folders)
Biographical Note:
Painter, sculptor, cartoonist, and illustrator Enrique Riverón was born in 1902 in Cienfuegos, Cuba and belonged to the first generation of Cuban modernists, experimenting with Cubism and pursuing abstraction from very early on in his career. During his early twenties Riverón traveled to France, Italy, Belgium, and Spain to study under scholarships and attend the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid. In 1926 Riverón's first major one-man exhibition took place at the Association Paris Amerique Latine where the catalog introduction was written by noted Mexican writer Alfonso Reyes.

In 1927 Riverón returned to Havana and had a one-man show of his European work at the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores, as well as several other shows in Havana and New York. He moved to the United States in 1930 and became a United States citizen in 1943.

In addition to being known for his naturalistic drawings of street life in Paris and Cuba, Riverón began working with collage in the 1930s and was, for a number of years, a cartoonist for newspapers in Havana and other publications such as The New Yorker and Cine Mundial which was published in New York and widely circulated in Latin America. He also worked in Hollywood for a time as an illustrator for Walt Disney Pictures.

From 1940 on, Riverón focused on painting and sculpture. He moved to Miami from Wichita, Kansas, in 1964. Enrique Riverón died in 1998.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art also has a collection of Enrique Riverón letters to Mario Carreño, 1981-1990, in which Riverón writes of their mutual friends, his memories of Cuba, health issues, politics, pricing paintings, collages, and his longings for Paris and New York.
Provenance:
The Enrique Riverón papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Patricia Riverón Lee, daughter of Riverón, in 1996.
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:
Cartoonists  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Magazine illustration  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.riveenri
See more items in:
Enrique Riverón papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f97ec4c1-ff24-4264-8862-e6c643037bb5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-riveenri

Benjamin West collection

Creator:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Names:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Boydell, John, 1719-1804  Search this
Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813  Search this
Spilsbury, Jonathan, fl. 1766-1823  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1771-circa 1879
Summary:
This collection measures 0.3 linear feet and consists of 19 items dated 1771-circa 1879, relating to expatriate painter Benjamin West. West, who settled in London and was renowned for his portraits and his paintings of historical events, was the first internationally known American painter. The collection provides scattered documentation of West's activities including during the time of his appointment as historical painter to King George III, and contains letters from West, artwork including 2 engravings of the artist, 2 pages of West's accounts, and a ticket to a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection measures 0.3 linear feet and consists of 19 items dated 1771-circa 1879, relating to expatriate painter Benjamin West. West, who settled in London and was renowned for his portraits and his paintings of historical events, was the first internationally known American painter. The collection provides scattered documentation of West's activities including during the time of his appointment as historical painter to King George III, and contains scattered letters from West, two engravings of the artist, prints, and ephemera.

Twelve letters are written to prominent politicians such as John Adams and Robert R. Livingston, Jr., the U.S. Minsister in Paris, close friend and portraitist John Green, and others. There are two pages of accounts documenting West's association with John Boydell. In 1786, Boydell, an alderman for the City of London and a publisher of books, illustrations and engravings, launched an ambitious project to commission the best artists in England, including West, to provide illustrations for an edition of Shakespeare's plays. Also found is a ticket to a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art.

Artwork includes two engravings of West, a print of his birthplace, a print of a late 18th century portrait of West by Jonathan Spilsbury, and an ink drawing after Benjamin West of John Singleton Copley's son and daughter, circa 1879.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.
Biographical Note:
Expatriate painter Benjamin West (1738-1829) was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania and worked in Pennsylvania and New York before settling in London as a portrait painter and historical painter to King George III. West initially studied with local artist William Williams in Pennsylvania and began painting portraits in Pennsylvania and New York in the 1750s. Around 1760 he traveled to Italy to study art and then settled in London as a portrait painter and remained in Europe for the rest of his life. He received many commissions under the patronage of George III and in 1772 was appointed historical painter to the King.

A leader in neoclassicism and a mentor to many young English and American artists including John Constable, Charles Willson Peale, Gilbert Stuart, and John Singleton Copley, West became the first American artist to receive international recognition. Among his best-known works are Death of General Wolfe (1770) and Penn's Treaty with the Indians (1772). In these, and other historical paintings, he maintained the compositional elements of neoclassicism but departed from tradition by painting historical figures in the clothing of their period, rather than in classical attire.

West was a co-founder of the Royal Academy of Arts with Sir Joshua Reynolds, and served as the Academy's president from 1792-1815.

Benjamin West died in London in 1820.
Provenance:
The Benjamin West collection was acquired through gifts and purchases from various sources between 1955 and 1981. Nine letters and 2 engravings were donated by Charles Feinberg, 1955-1958; 2 additional letters were lent by Feinberg for microfilming in 1967 and subsequently purchased by AAA in 1968. Account book pages were purchased from Walter R. Benjamin Autographs, circa 1960, and one letter was purchased from Charles Hamilton Autographs, Inc., in 1963. A wood engraving was transferred from the National Portrait Gallery Library in 1981; the sources of an ink drawing and a print are unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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 -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- England -- London  Search this
Citation:
Benjamin West collection, 1771-circa 1879. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.westbenj
See more items in:
Benjamin West collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw982d2967e-fa4c-4780-b418-5c975ba51f9c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-westbenj
Online Media:

Vivere in Italia, creare in Italia : i 7 giapponesi / a cura di Anna Imponente ; progetto di Shu Takahashi

Title:
7 giapponesi
Sette giapponesi
Author:
Imponente, Anna  Search this
Takahashi, Shū  Search this
Museo nazionale delle arti e tradizioni popolari (Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
123 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Japan
Date:
1996
[1996]
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Japanese  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_908998

Artisti latinoamericani in Europa : creatività tra due culture, 1945-1982 / [Comune di Venezia, Assessorato alla cultura]

Author:
Venice (Italy) Assessorato alla cultura e alle belle arti  Search this
Physical description:
134 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Europe
Latin America
Date:
1982
[1982]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Latin American  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6758 .A79 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_496042

Robert William Cook papers

Creator:
Cook, Robert William, 1921-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Date:
1938-2003
Scope and Contents:
REEL ITRO 10: Newspaper and magazine clippings, catalogs, and photographs of Cook's sculpture.
UNMICROFILMED: Photocopies of letters received regarding awards, honors and purchases of Cook's work; an award certificate; exhibition catalogs and brochures; and a transcript of an interview with Cook "Robert Cook, Sculptor", conducted by Ann Nealy, June 30,1991 for CBS Sunday Morning.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Rome, Italy and Milton, Mass. Robert William Cook is an American sculptor who has been living in Rome since the early 1960s.
Provenance:
Unmicrofilmed material donated 1978-2005 by Robert Cook. Material on reel ITRO 10 was filmed in Rome 1964.
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:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- Italy -- Rome  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cookrobe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92a2e956d-aa5b-474f-9f81-a82cf12b152d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cookrobe

Thomas Crawford papers

Creator:
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
Names:
Gale, Robert L., 1919-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1845-1857
bulk 1852-1857 dates
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, 1845-1856; and typescripts.
REEL D181: Letters from Crawford to his wife, Louisa Cutler Ward Crawford. More than half of the letters were written in Europe, particulary from Rome, where the Crawfords lived, and include much material about Crawford's activities and about the American colony of artists in Italy in the 1850's.
REEL 3023: Typescripts of the letters and a 20 page index to names and places mentioned in the typescripts. The typescripts and index were prepared under the direction of Dr. Robert L. Gale, author of THOMAS CRAWFORD, AMERICAN SCULPTOR (1964).
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Rome, Italy.
Provenance:
Material on reel D181 was donated 1964 by Crawford's heir, Countess Eleanor Marion - Crawford Rocca through Dr. Robert L. Gale. The typescripts were also received 1964, but later microfilmed on reel 3023 and returned to Gale, Crawford's biographer.
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:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- Italy  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- Italy  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.crawthom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97d029987-4652-4e00-968a-da63ff2cef48
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-crawthom

Chauncey Bradley Ives letters

Creator:
Ives, Chauncey Bradley, 1810-1894  Search this
Names:
Allan, Mary Caroline  Search this
Bushnell, Horace, 1802-1876  Search this
Chauncey, Charles  Search this
Hart, Joel Tanner, 1810-1877  Search this
Roberts, C. D.  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896  Search this
Tilton, Caroline  Search this
Extent:
7 Items ((filmed on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1838-1883 [and undated]
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Ives, 1838-1883, including a letter from C.D. Roberts, November 29, 1838, expressing satisfaction with Ives's statue of "Kitty" and reminding him of a second statue titled "Undine"; a letter, October 20, 1847, from Horace Bushnell concerning the reception given Ives's bust of President Day; a letter, February 23, 1849, from Charles Chauncey advising Ives to remain abroad; a letter, October 17, 1860, from Harriet Beecher Stowe relating activities while visiting friends in Peekskill and Brooklyn; a letter, March 6, 1862, from Mary Caroline Allan mentioning American visitors to Rome who have solicited letters of introduction to Ives and giving news of mutual acquaintances, including sculptor Joel Tanner Hart; and a letter, August 8, 1883, from Caroline Tilton.
Also included is an undated letter from John Singer Sargent to his uncle. Sargent gives the address of his new studio in New York City and writes of his father's health.
Biographical / Historical:
Ives was an American sculptor in Rome.
Provenance:
Donated 1965 by Mrs. E. Bartholet. Relationship to Chauncey Ives is not known.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- Italy -- Rome  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.iveschau
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f68adece-bc5b-44af-badd-92559cd7f8d0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-iveschau

Randolph Rogers papers

Creator:
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892  Search this
Extent:
19 Items (Gift: (on partial microfilm reel))
1 Microfilm reel (Loan)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1848-1964
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, biographical sketch, account records, notebooks, sketchbooks, photographs and catalogs.
REEL 501: 15 letters, most regarding commissions, one describing a method of cleaning marble sculptures, and two from ----- Miller asking advice on the casting of bronze and clarifying a working agreement between Miller and Rogers. In addition there are 6 articles of agreement, a biographical sketch of Rogers by his wife Rosa G. Rogers, account records, a daybook, a notebook "Brevi Appunti di Storia Moderna", 2 sketchbooks and 20 loose sketches, 2 photographs of Rogers, 35 photographs of Rogers' work, catalogs of Rogers' work at the University of Michigan Art Museum, and 5 letters of his son John R. Rogers.
REEL 3471: Letters from Rogers' granddaughter Elizabeth Torson to Mrs. Soria about Rogers; 10 sketches by Rogers; photographs, and family tree.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Rome, Italy. Born Waterloo, N.Y. Works include figures on Washington Monument, Richmond, Va., military commissions in Cincinnati, Detroit, Providence, seated Lincoln in Philadelphia, and others.
Provenance:
Material on reel 501 was lent for microfilming in 1973 by the Michigan Historical Collection, who received the papers along with Rogers' unfinished plaster casts. The photographs and family tree on reel 3471 weredonated by Elizabeth Torson and Mrs. Daddi, Rogers' granddaughters. Mrs. Lita Bloodgood, a friend of Rogers' descendants, donated the sketches.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- Italy -- Rome  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Italy -- Rome  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rogerand
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw953588cbe-3323-47d1-b225-fa0c2654283f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rogerand

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