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Through their eyes: the art of Lou and Di Stovall exhibition records

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Fralin, Frances  Search this
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-  Search this
Livingston, Jane  Search this
Stovall, Di Bagley  Search this
Stovall, Di Bagley  Search this
Stovall, Lou  Search this
Stovall, Lou  Search this
Extent:
1.42 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Brochures
Correspondence
Contact sheets
Video recordings
Exhibition records
Photographic prints
Exhibit scripts
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1983-09-18 - 1983-12-18
Summary:
An exhibition featuring the works of artists Lou and Di Stovall organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from September 18 --December 18, 1983. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Related Archival Materials note:
Audiovisual materials created for the exhibition by Anacostia Community Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Printmakers  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Brochures
Correspondence
Contact sheets
Video recordings
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Photographic prints
Exhibit scripts
Citation:
Through their eyes: the art of Lou and Di Stovall exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-001
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Through their eyes: the art of Lou and Di Stovall exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-001

Stovall Workshop Inc. Slide Show

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Corcoran Gallery--Dupont Center  Search this
Stovall Workshop Inc.  Search this
Bronson, David  Search this
Fralin, Frances  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Stovall, Di Bagley  Search this
Stovall, Lou  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Atlanta (Ga.)
United States
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents:
Stovall Workshop Inc. Slide Show focuses on the formation of Workshop by Lou Stovall and Lloyd McNeill from its origins at the Corcoran Gallery of Art to its current location in northwest Washington, D.C. Stovall's and McNeill's poster work, the development of Stovall's silkscreen process, landscape designs, and use of color are also described. In interview clips, Francis Fralin and David Bronson provide memories about Stovall, McNeill, and Workshop. M. Murray provides the narration.
Music, narration, and interview clips edited for slide show. Part of Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall Audiovisual Records. AV003444-1 and AV003509-2: music, narration, and interview clips. AV003444-2: narration and interview clips only. AV003509-1: constant beeps over music, narration, and interview clips. AV003444 labeled final mix. Dated 19830902 [AV003444]. Undated [AV003509].
Biographical / Historical:
Stovall Workshop Inc. Slide Show is related to an exhibition featuring the works of Washington, D.C. artists, Lou and Di Stovall, organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from September 18, 1983 - March 4, 1984. The exhibition, Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall, showcased 84 works - silkscreen prints, drawings, and arcylic paintings - illustrating the artists' progression form posterists to master printmaker and miniaturist, respectively. The art was complemented by audiovisual presentations on the technique of silkscreen printing and a biographical essay on the artists.;Lou Stovall was born Luther McKinley Stovall in Athens, Georgia in 1937. When Stovall was four years old, his family moved north to Springfield, Massachusetts to find work. At age of fifteen, he was an apprentice to Al LaPierre in his silkscreen sign shop at the Growers Outlet Super Market. In 1956, Stovall received a grant and scholarship to attend Rhode Island School of Design. After the first semester, his father became ill so Stovall returned home to support his family for about five or six years. When he returned to school, Stovall attended Howard University, where he received a B.F.A. in 1965. James Lesesne Wells introduced to Stovall to silkscreen as a fine art rather than a commercial medium. Stovall also learned about collaboration in printmaking (artist and printer combining ideas and skills to create a work of art) from Wells. In 1968, Stovall received a grant to buy printmaking equipment. However, he made most of the tools and tables himself creating a full scale printmaking, wood making, and metal workshop in Washington, D.C. Under his direction, Workshop Inc. has grown from a small but active studio primarily concerned with community posters into a professional printmaking outfit. Stovall creates his own original silkscreen prints and is the printmaker of choice for other master artists including Elizabeth Catlett, David C. Driskell, and Sam Gilliam. For each work of art, he finds new and unique ways to replicate as closely as possible a painting supplied by the artist. He has the ability to make the medium do just about anything he and the artist(s) want it to do. Stovall's innovative techniques and distinctive style is credited by artists and critics with helping to transform the concept of silkscreen printmaking from a commercial craft to a true art form. In 1971, Stovall married Di Bagley, a painter who specializes in acrylic on paper and incorporates miniature images into many of her works.;Stovall Workshop Inc. was formed as a result of a poster collaboration between printmaker Lou Stovall and designer Lloyd McNeill in 1966. Printmaking, sculpture, photography, and furniture making were directed by Stovall in Workshop, first located at the Concoran Gallery of Art [Corcoran Gallery Dupont Circle]. By 1973, Stovall moved Workshop to northwest DC.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003444-2

ACMA AV003509-1

ACMA AV003509-2
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American printmakers  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Art  Search this
Prints  Search this
Screen prints  Search this
Posters  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Serigraphy  Search this
Color in art  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Citation:
Stovall Workshop Inc. Slide Show, Exhibition Records AV03-001, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-001, Item ACMA AV003444-1
See more items in:
Through their eyes: the art of Lou and Di Stovall exhibition records
Through their eyes: the art of Lou and Di Stovall exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-001: Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-001-ref506

Stovall Workshop Inc. Slide Show Interviews

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Corcoran Gallery--Dupont Center  Search this
Stovall Workshop Inc.  Search this
Bronson, David  Search this
Cook, Dana  Search this
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985  Search this
Fralin, Frances  Search this
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
McGowin, Ed, 1938-  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Stovall, Di Bagley  Search this
Stovall, Lou  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Atlanta (Ga.)
United States
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents:
Interviews with Dana Cook, Francis Fralin, and David Bronson for Stovall Workshop Inc. Slide Show, which focused on the formation of Workshop by Lou Stovall and Lloyd McNeill from its origins at the Corcoran Gallery of Art to its current location in northwest Washington, D.C. Cook, an illustrator and printmaker, discusses her experience working with and learning from Stovall at Workshop. Fralin speaks of Walter Hopps' outreach program idea leading to a relationship between Stovall and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, development of the Workshop at the Corcoran Gallery Dupont Circle, Stovall's and McNeill's poster collaboration, Stovall's silkscreening and drawing, Di Stovall's art and imagination, and other Workshop and Corcoran artists, including Sam Gilliam, David Bronson and Gene Davis. Bronson, a technician and craftsman, discusses his role at Workshop: helping to set up Workshop at Corcoran, learning silk screen process, working in woodshop, and creating prints for artists, including Ed McGowin for Name Change exhibition at Baltimore Museum of Art. All speak of Stovall's personality as a person, teacher and leader, particularly his perfectionist nature and high standards.
Interviews for slide show about Stovall Workshop Inc. Part of Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall Audiovisual Records. Dana Cook interview dated 19830801: AV003309-1. Frances Fralin interview dated 19830809: AV003309-1 and AV003309-2. David Bronson interview dated 19830810: AV003314. All recordings have some distortions or skips in sound recording.
Biographical / Historical:
Stovall Workshop Inc. Slide Show is related to an exhibition featuring the works of Washington, D.C. artists, Lou and Di Stovall, organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and held there from September 18, 1983 - March 4, 1984. The exhibition, Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall, showcased 84 works - silkscreen prints, drawings, and arcylic paintings - illustrating the artists' progression from posterists to master printmaker and miniaturist, respectively. The art was complemented by audiovisual presentations on the technique of silkscreen printing and a biographical essay on the artists.;Lou Stovall was born Luther McKinley Stovall in Athens, Georgia in 1937. When Stovall was four years old, his family moved north to Springfield, Massachusetts to find work. At age of fifteen, he was an apprentice to Al LaPierre in his silkscreen sign shop at the Growers Outlet Super Market. In 1956, Stovall received a grant and scholarship to attend Rhode Island School of Design. After the first semester, his father became ill so Stovall returned home to support his family for about five or six years. When he returned to school, Stovall attended Howard University, where he received a B.F.A. in 1965. James Lesesne Wells introduced to Stovall to silkscreen as a fine art rather than a commercial medium. Stovall also learned about collaboration in printmaking (artist and printer combining ideas and skills to create a work of art) from Wells. In 1968, Stovall received a grant to buy printmaking equipment. However, he made most of the tools and tables himself creating a full scale printmaking, wood making, and metal workshop in Washington, D.C. Under his direction, Workshop Inc. has grown from a small but active studio primarily concerned with community posters into a professional printmaking outfit. Stovall creates his own original silkscreen prints and is the printmaker of choice for other master artists including Elizabeth Catlett, David C. Driskell, and Sam Gilliam. For each work of art, he finds new and unique ways to replicate as closely as possible a painting supplied by the artist. He has the ability to make the medium do just about anything he and the artist(s) want it to do. Stovall's innovative techniques and distinctive style is credited by artists and critics with helping to transform the concept of silkscreen printmaking from a commercial craft to a true art form. In 1971, Stovall married Di Bagley, a painter who specializes in acrylic on paper and incorporates miniature images into many of her works.;Stovall Workshop Inc. was formed as a result of a poster collaboration between printmaker Lou Stovall and designer Lloyd McNeill in 1966. Printmaking, sculpture, photography, and furniture making were directed by Stovall in Workshop, first located at the Concoran Gallery of Art [Corcoran Gallery Dupont Circle]. By 1973, Stovall moved Workshop to northwest DC.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003309-2

ACMA AV003314
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American printmakers  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Art  Search this
Prints  Search this
Screen prints  Search this
Posters  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Serigraphy  Search this
Color in art  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Stovall Workshop Inc. Slide Show Interviews, Exhibition Records AV03-001, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-001, Item ACMA AV003309-1
See more items in:
Through their eyes: the art of Lou and Di Stovall exhibition records
Through their eyes: the art of Lou and Di Stovall exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-001: Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-001-ref507

Fralin, Frances, 1976

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 3/22/2019 memorandum, Johnstone to Laura Augustin; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-136, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office, Acquisition Records (Declined)
See more items in:
Acquisition Records (Declined)
Acquisition Records (Declined) / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-136-refidd1e18635

Washington photography : images of the eighties :[exhibition]February 20 - May 2, 1982, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. / Frances Fralin

Author:
Fralin, Frances  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1982
C1982
20th century
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography  Search this
Call number:
TR646.U6 W376 1982
TR646.U6 W3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_644438

P.H. Polk

Author:
Polk, P. H. 1898-  Search this
Livingston, Jane  Search this
Fralin, Frances  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Polk, P. H. 1898- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
African American photographers  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Call number:
TR647.P769 C6 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_526663

Terra sancta : photographs from Israel and Sinai, Nepal, and the North American deserts : Frank DiPerna, Arnold Kramer, Bernis von zur Muehlen, Peter von zur Muehlen : [exhibition] May 19-August 12, 1990

Author:
DiPerna, Frank 1947-  Search this
Fralin, Frances  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Landscape photography  Search this
Sacred space--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
TR660 .T32 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464749

Eadweard Muybridge : extraordinary motion / Edward Nygren, Frances Fralin

Author:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Nygren, Edward J  Search this
Fralin, Frances  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Muybridge, Eadweard 1830-1904  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 2l X 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
Topic:
Chronophotography  Search this
Animal locomotion--Photographs--Exhibitions  Search this
Human locomotion--Photographs--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
TR647.M985 C7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_305420

Odyssey : the art of photography at National Geographic / by Jane Livingston with Frances Fralin and Declan Haun

Author:
Livingston, Jane  Search this
Fralin, Frances  Search this
Haun, Declan  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
National Geographic Society (U.S.) Photograph collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
363 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Travel photography--Exhibitions  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Call number:
TR790.L58 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_358354

The Indelible image : photographs of war, 1846 to the present / [edited by] Frances Fralin ; with an essay by Jane Livingston

Author:
Fralin, Frances  Search this
Livingston, Jane  Search this
Physical description:
[255] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
Topic:
War photography  Search this
Call number:
TR820.6.I53 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_275414

Avigdor Arikha, twenty-two paintings, 1974-1978 / [exhibition catalogue coordinated by Frances Fralin ; text by Jane Livingston]

Author:
Arikha, Avigdor 1929-2010  Search this
Fralin, Frances  Search this
Livingston, Jane  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
C1979
Call number:
N40.1.A695 C7
N40.1.A695C7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_126609

The Nation's capital in photographs, 1976 / [Robert Cumming ... et al.]

Author:
Livingston, Jane  Search this
Fralin, Frances  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Cumming, Robert 1943-  Search this
DeCarava, Roy  Search this
Baltz, Lewis 1945-  Search this
Hernandez, Anthony 1947-  Search this
Gossage, John R  Search this
Friedlander, Lee  Search this
Groover, Jan 1943-  Search this
Cameron, Joe 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio (8 pamphlets : ill.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
TR646.U5 W3
TR646.U5W3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_162172

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