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Oral history interview with Art Green

Interviewee:
Green, Art, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny  Search this
Names:
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound files (3 hrs., 36 min.), digital, wav)
102 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2015 September 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Art Green conducted 2015 September 17-18, by Lanny Silverman, for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project at Green's home in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Green speaks of growing up in Frankfurt, Indiana; his parents; quilt making and engineering; Necker cubes; early art pursuits; early art education; Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Chicago; Found Titles; Hairy Who; drawing and painting courses; Art Institute of Chicago; silk screening; art school and interests; Chicago imagists; Surrealism; Don Baum; Animal, Vegetable, Mineral; transfers and technique; response to art work; deciding to be an artist; New York; Art Forum; Pop Art; first shows; early influences; abstraction; looking at art; ideal viewer; Nova Scotia; teaching; Canada; signs and ice cream cones; inspiration; painting process; engineering; bridges; politics; Secretary McNamara; color; flames; inspiration; books and magazines; Ray Johnson; puzzles and discovery; Art Expo; the art world; use of technology; patterns; knots; making a living as an artist; self-portraits; and new work. Green also recalls Douglas Craft, Elizabeth Ruprecht, Whitney Halstead, Ray Yoshida, Carolyn Hoyle, George Cohen, Ted Halkin, June Leaf, Robert Frank, Bill Grams, Karl Wirsum, Jim Nutt, Murray Simon, Cynthia Carlson, Bill Schwedler, Marjorie Dell, Roger Brown, Vera Berdich, Thomas Kapsalis, Mogen David, Bill Conger, Evelyn Statsinger, Gary Kennedy, Paul Weighardt, Jim Falconer, Matthew Marks, Phyllis Kind, and Allen Frumkin Gallery.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Art Green (1941- ) is an painter and educator in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Interviewer Lanny Silverman (1947- ) is a curator at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
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:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Educators -- Canada  Search this
Painters -- Canada  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.green15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-green15
Online Media:

Jacob Kainen papers

Creator:
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Kainen, Ruth Cole.  Search this
Names:
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Australian National Gallery  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
British Museum  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Middendorf Gallery  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Acton, David, 1953-  Search this
Agee, William C.  Search this
Berman, Avis  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Butler, Bryce  Search this
Cole, Phoebe  Search this
Fine, Ruth, 1941-  Search this
Fort Wayne Museum of Art  Search this
Frohlich, Newton, 1936-  Search this
Gilkey, Gordon  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Harrison, Carol  Search this
Holden, Donald  Search this
Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole, 1922-  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Jackson, John Baptist, 1701-1780?  Search this
Jordon, Jim  Search this
Kalonyme, Louis  Search this
Lunn, Harry, 1933-1998  Search this
Morse, Peter  Search this
Nordland, Gerald  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Pollack, Jerome  Search this
Powell, Richard J., 1953-  Search this
Purcell, Ann  Search this
Rand, Harry  Search this
Reynolds, Jock  Search this
Ries, Martin, 1926-  Search this
Solman, Joseph, 1909-2008  Search this
Steinberg, Leo  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles, 1917-  Search this
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991  Search this
Tejera, V. ((Victorino))  Search this
Thornton, Valerie  Search this
Weber, Joanne  Search this
Extent:
33.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Transcripts
Videotapes
Visitors' books
Lectures
Prints
Greeting cards
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Date:
1905-2009
bulk 1940-2001
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diaries, calendars, inventories, interview transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diary and journal entries, calendars, inventories, interview and "dialog" transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.

Biographical materials include items concerning Kainen's career as a curator and artist, in addition to a useful bibliography, detailed biographical outline, and a copy of an FBI report compiled on him. Also included are five videocassette recordings of Kainen.

Alphabetical correspondence/subject files comprise the bulk of the collection and include both Jacob's and Ruth's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, artists, art critics, curators, museums, arts organizations, galleries, and many others. There is a significant amount of correspondence with David Acton, the Addison Gallery of Art and Jock Reynolds, William Agee, Australian National Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Avis Berman, the British Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth Broun and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bryce Butler, Pheobe Cole, the Corcoran Gallery and School of Art, Richard Field, Ruth Fine, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Newton Frohlich, Gordon Gilkey and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Arshile Gorky, Piri Halesz, Carol Harrison, Donald Holden, Wilhelmina Holladay, John Baptist Jackson, Jim Jordon, Lou Kantor, Harry Lunn Jr., Middendorf Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Peter Morse, Gerald Nordland, Francis O'Connor, Jerome Pollack, Richard Powell, Ann Purcell, Harry Rand, Martin Ries, Joseph Solman, Leo Steinberg, Prentiss Taylor, Victorino Tejera, Valerie Thornton, Joanne Weber, and numerous family members.

Writings are by and about Jacob Kainen. Kainen's writings include articles, lectures, exhibition catalog essays, notes, travel notebooks, short stories, poems, and written statements about his artistic motivations and justifications. There are writings about Kainen by Avis Berman, Ruth Cole Kainen, and others. The bulk of the numerous diary entries are from Ruth Cole Kainen's diaries, many of which concern Jacob and their family. There are also annotated and revised diary entries. There is one folder of diary entries and one folder of journal entries by Jacob Kainen and two dismantled journal-like notebooks. The papers include daily calendars and travel itineraries from 1972 through 2001.

The papers include transcripts of formal interviews and informal conversations with Jacob Kainen. Transcripts are of informal dinner, telephone, and general conversations between friends, colleagues, artists, and Ruth Cole Kainen. Included are conversations with Avis Berman, Walter Hopps, Harry Rand, Joshua Taylor, and several others. Many of these transcripts were also annnotated by Jacob and Ruth Kainen. Also found are numerous transcripts of more formal interviews with Kainen by art historians, art critics, and students.

There are inventories, appraisals, and lists of sold and not sold paintings, as well as color photographs of some of Kainen's works of art. Also found are inventories of the Kainens' art collection. Printed materials include Kainen's exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings of articles by and about Jacob Kainen, and an exhibition guestbook.

Photographs are of Kainen with his family and friends, at exhibition openings, and working in his studios. Works of art by others includes handmade greeting cards, limited edition prints, and portfolios given to Jacob Kainen. Nine scrapbooks containing news clippings and exhibition publications document the entirety of Kainen's career as an artist.
Arrangement:
The Jacob Kainen papers are arranged into 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-2001 (Boxes 1, 32; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence/Subject Files, 1936-2003 (Boxes 1-12, 32-33; 11.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1920s-2002 (Boxes 12-13, 33; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries, circa 1952-2002 (Boxes 13-18, 33-38; 10.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Calendars, 1953-2008 (Boxes 18-20, 38; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Transcripts, circa 1975-1994 (Boxes 20-21, 38; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Inventories, 1927-2001 (Boxes 21-22; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1938-2003 (Box 22, 38, OV 31; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1905-2000 (Boxes 22-25, 38, OV 31; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 10: Works of Art by Others, 1942-2000 (Boxes 25-26, OV 31; 1.2 linear foot)

Series 11: Scrapbooks, 1936-1998 (Boxes 27-30, 38; 1.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jacob Kainen (1909-2001) was a painter, printmaker, and curator who worked primarily in Washington, D.C.

Born on December 7, 1909 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Jacob Kainen moved with his family to New York City in 1918. Kainen studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn from 1927 until 1930, and at the Art Student's League. In the early 1930s, Kainen became involved in social causes and formed close friendships with the early abstractionists, including John Graham, Arshile Gorky, and Stuart Davis. He joined the Artists' Union and a contributor to its journal, Art Front, along with Stuart Davis and Harold Rosenberg. Jacob's participation in the Artists' Union was later investigated by the FBI.

From 1935 until 1942, Kainen worked for the Graphic Arts Division of the Works Progress Administration in New York City and began exhibiting with the New York School. It was during this period that he married Bertha Friedman. Jacob and Bertha had two sons together, Dan and Paul, and divorced in 1968.

In 1942, Kainen made a life-changing decision to leave New York City and move to Washington, D.C. to accept what he thought would be a temporary position as a scientific aide in the Division of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian Institution. Kainen quickly became Assistant Curator and Curator in 1946. He served as Curator for twenty years, completely reshaping the department and building the graphic arts collection. His print exhibitions brought the work of S.W. Hayter, Josef Albers, Adja Yunkers, Louis Lozowick, Karl Schrag, José Guerrero, Louis Schanker, Werner Drewes, and Boris Margo to Washington audiences - graphic work that might not have been shown that early in the area.

1947 marked the opening of the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts, where Kainen served as a teacher and guide to several important artists, helping to make the workshop a magnet for new talent and instrumental in furthering the careers of several artists. Although Kainen taught Gene Davis and Alma Thomas and introduced Morris Louis to Leon Berkowitz, he never considered himself a member of the "Washington Color School."

In 1949, the Corcoran Gallery of Art held a retrospective of Kainen's prints and three years later Kenneth Noland organized Kainen's first painting retrospective at Catholic University. Kainen's paintings from the 1940s illustrated a shift away from social realism toward abstract expressionism. In 1956, Jacob Kainen received a grant from the American Philosophical society to conduct research in Europe for his monograph on the English woodcut artist, John Baptist Jackson. He traveled to Europe again in 1962 to study paintings and prints from the Mannerist Period.

From 1966 until 1970, Kainen worked as the Curator of prints and drawings at the National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum). He married Ruth Cole in February of 1969. Kainen retired from the Smithsonian a year later to devote himself full-time to his art, but continued to serve as a special consultant to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for nineteen years. In 1971 and 1972, Kainen taught painting and the history of printmaking at the University of Maryland. A retrospective of Kainen's paintings was held in 1993 at the National Museum of American Art (SAAM).

Throughout his artistic career, Kainen experimented with different mediums and explored different styles, yet he identified himself as a painter. Jacob Kainen participated in at least twenty-five one man shows and several group exhibitions. His works are in collections across the United States and abroad, including the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Museum. He worked in his studio up until the time of his death on March 19, 2001 at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Related Material:
Found among the holdings of the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Jacob Kainen conducted by Avis Berman in 1982 for the Archives' "Mark Rothko and His Times" oral history project. Also found are microfilm copies of Bertha Kainen's correspondence with Avis Berman regarding Berman's essay about Jacob Kainen.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 565, 2147-2149, and 2200) including correspondence, writings by Kainen, and papers relating to the Smithsonian Institution Loyalty Board's investigation of Jacob Kainen from 1942-1954. Most, but not all, of the loaned materials were included in later gifts. Loaned materials not donated at a later date remain with the lender and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Jacob and Ruth Kainen first lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming from 1973-1981, the bulk of which was included in the later gifts. Papers were then donated in multiple accretions between 1981-2007 by Jacob and Ruth Kainen, and in 2009 from the estate of Ruth Kainen via executor Teresa Covacevich Grana. Also in 2003, eight photographs of Jacob and Ruth Kainen were transferred from the National Portrait Gallery to the Archives of American Art.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art teachers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Transcripts
Videotapes
Visitors' books
Lectures
Prints
Greeting cards
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2008, bulk 1940-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kainjaco
See more items in:
Jacob Kainen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kainjaco
Online Media:

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Collection Creator:
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Kainen, Ruth Cole.  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 42-44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994-2000, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2008, bulk 1940-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jacob Kainen papers
Jacob Kainen papers / Series 2: Correspondence/Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kainjaco-ref141

Oral history interview with Art Green, 2015 September 17-18

Interviewee:
Green, Art, 1941-  Search this
Green, Art, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16295
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373761
AAA_collcode_green15
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_373761
Online Media:

Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2009, bulk 1940-2001

Creator:
Kainen, Jacob, 1909-2001  Search this
Kainen, Ruth Cole.  Search this
Kainen, Jacob, 1909-2001  Search this
Subject:
Acton, David  Search this
Jordon, Jim  Search this
Agee, William C.  Search this
Butler, Bryce  Search this
Tejera, V. ((Victorino))  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Kalonyme, Louis  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Frohlich, Newton  Search this
Powell, Richard J.  Search this
Cole, Phoebe  Search this
Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Gilkey, Gordon  Search this
Fine, Ruth  Search this
Berman, Avis  Search this
Thornton, Valerie  Search this
Rand, Harry  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles  Search this
Fort Wayne Museum of Art  Search this
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Lunn, Harry  Search this
Jackson, John Baptist  Search this
Harrison, Carol  Search this
Purcell, Ann  Search this
Weber, Joanne  Search this
Solman, Joseph  Search this
Nordland, Gerald  Search this
Ries, Martin  Search this
Pollack, Jerome  Search this
Reynolds, Jock  Search this
Steinberg, Leo  Search this
Holden, Donald  Search this
Taylor, Prentiss  Search this
Morse, Peter  Search this
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Australian National Gallery  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Middendorf Gallery  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
British Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Diaries
Transcripts
Videotapes
Visitors' books
Lectures
Prints
Greeting cards
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9025
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211214
AAA_collcode_kainjaco
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211214
Online Media:

Marshall S. Mahurin

Artist:
Nina Walker, 1915 - Indeterminable  Search this
Sitter:
Marshall S. Mahurin, 1857 - 1939  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
51cm x 25.5cm x 25cm (20 1/16" x 10 1/16" x 9 13/16"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1968?
Topic:
Marshall S. Mahurin: Male  Search this
Marshall S. Mahurin: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Object number:
1970.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm412e8fc63-502c-4f87-8bcf-a765a9a84d82
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1970.10

Samuel Hanna and Family

Artist:
Horace Rockwell, 1811 - 1877  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Hanna and Family, 1798 - 1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
173cm x 161cm (68 1/8" x 63 3/8"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1843?
Topic:
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Object number:
1937.02
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm453888b99-9e9d-425f-9289-0ad71071eac5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1937.02

William Forsyth

Artist:
Forrest F. Stark, 1903 - 1977  Search this
Sitter:
William Forsyth, 1854 - 1935  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
35cm x 18.5cm x 22cm (13 3/4" x 7 5/16" x 8 11/16"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1947
Topic:
William Forsyth: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
William Forsyth: Male  Search this
William Forsyth: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Object number:
1948.09
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4797c93e7-5c53-4a31-904e-6729070c39b4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1948.09

William Rockhill

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
William Rockhill, 1793 - 1865  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
59.2cm x 46.6cm (23 5/16" x 18 3/8"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1840-1850
Topic:
William Rockhill: Male  Search this
William Rockhill: Politics and Government\US Congressman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Object number:
1951.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47fe88ac0-ad39-4429-b1a0-8ca13302a050
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1951.34

Theodore Thieme

Artist:
Forrest F. Stark, 1903 - 1977  Search this
Studio:
Modern Art Foundry  Search this
Sitter:
Theodore Thieme, 1857 - 1949  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
32cm x 20cm x 22cm (12 5/8" x 7 7/8" x 8 11/16"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1925-1949
Topic:
Theodore Thieme: Male  Search this
Theodore Thieme: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Object number:
1936.01
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47d936fb3-0679-414a-904a-b5ca332a2665
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1936.01

Oriental Garden Concerto

Artist:
Alma Thomas, American, b. Columbus, Georgia, 1891–1978  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
68 1/4 X 54 1/4 IN. (172.9 X 137.4 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1976
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1976
Accession Number:
76.115
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
African-American Abstraction/Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2bc34bd95-ad9f-4fdc-b363-2796a2fde8ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_76.115

Joe Summerford's Still Life Study

Artist:
Alma Thomas, American, b. Columbus, Georgia, 1891–1978  Search this
Medium:
Oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
40 × 28 in. (101.6 × 71.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1952
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Vincent Melzac, 1976
Accession Number:
76.136
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
African-American Abstraction/Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py21b5a84d5-c27b-4935-82fe-7444a99cc662
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_76.136

Watusi (Hard Edge)

Artist:
Alma Thomas, American, b. Columbus, Georgia, 1891–1978  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
47 5/8 × 44 1/4 in. (120.9 × 112.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1963
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Vincent Melzac, 1976
Accession Number:
76.137
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
African-American Abstraction/Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2b051186e-a2c4-4f58-821f-786e3c6070d7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_76.137

Blue and Brown Still Life

Artist:
Alma Thomas, American, b. Columbus, Georgia, 1891–1978  Search this
Medium:
Oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
23 7/8 × 32 in. (60.6 × 81.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1958
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Vincent Melzac, 1976
Accession Number:
76.138
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
African-American Abstraction/Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py257919ce6-b10b-403a-b525-9f7fab6d9287
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_76.138

Earth Sermon - Beauty, Love And Peace

Artist:
Alma Thomas, American, b. Columbus, Georgia, 1891–1978  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
76\ × 52 1/8 in. (182.9 × 132.4 cm )
Type:
Painting
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Martha Jackson Memorial Collection: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson, 1980
Accession Number:
80.107
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
African-American Abstraction/Washington Color School
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2eedd95d8-2ec8-4ce4-a627-c6b9909c6f42
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_80.107

Inside

Artist:
Kenneth Noland, American, b. Asheville, North Carolina, 1924–2010  Search this
Medium:
Magna on canvas
Dimensions:
68 1/4 x 67 1/4 in. (173.4 x 170.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1958)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3868
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Washington Color School/Formalist Abstraction
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py26726f564-8196-4f50-8ba2-ab6fc976085f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.3868

Beginning

Artist:
Kenneth Noland, American, b. Asheville, North Carolina, 1924–2010  Search this
Medium:
Magna on canvas
Dimensions:
90 x 95 7/8 in. (228.5 x 243.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1958)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3878
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Washington Color School/Formalist Abstraction
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py21a4e51ae-f69b-4eab-a370-fb8be2350901
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.3878

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana Influence (1984 April 15-June 24)

Collection Creator:
Deem, George, 1932-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 50
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 2013
1983-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
George Deem papers, 1904-2015, bulk 1960-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Deem papers
George Deem papers / Series 6: Exhibition Files / Group Shows
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-deemgeor-ref1374

Sachi Yanari, Assistant Curator of Collections, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Alma Thomas, 3/1996

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-014, National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department, Exhibition Records (Declined)
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Exhibition Records (Declined)
Exhibition Records (Declined) / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-014-refidd1e955

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Collection Creator:
Kohlmeyer, Ida, 1912-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1984
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ida Kohlmeyer papers, circa 1890-circa 1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ida Kohlmeyer papers
Ida Kohlmeyer papers / Series 5: Professional Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kohlida-ref108

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