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Oral history interview with Mitchell Samuels, 1959 August 11

Interviewee:
Samuels, Mitchell, 1880?-1959  Search this
Samuels, Mitchell, 1880?-1959  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Subject:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13334
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213060
AAA_collcode_samuel59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213060
Online Media:

David Parrish papers, 1940-2009, bulk 1964-1998

Creator:
Parrish, David Buchanan, 1939-  Search this
Parrish, David Buchanan, 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Hoffman, Nancy  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Eddy, Don  Search this
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Williams, Bob  Search this
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center  Search this
University of Alabama  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Nancy Hoffman Gallery  Search this
Type:
Resumes
Essays
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Photographs
Video recordings
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Photo-realism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15757
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287241
AAA_collcode_parrdavi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_287241
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mitchell Samuels

Creator:
Samuels, Mitchell, 1880?-1959  Search this
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Names:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1959 August 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mitchell Samuels conducted 1959 August 11, by John D. Morse, for the Archives of American Art. Interview is introductory only and is less than three minutes in length.
Biographical / Historical:
Mitchell Samuels (1880?-1959) was an art dealer in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 2 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.samuel59
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-samuel59

David Parrish papers

Creator:
Parrish, David, 1939-  Search this
Names:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center -- Officials and employees  Search this
Nancy Hoffman Gallery  Search this
University of Alabama -- Students  Search this
Eddy, Don, 1944-  Search this
Hoffman, Nancy  Search this
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Interviewer:
Williams, Bob  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Resumes
Essays
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Photographs
Video recordings
Date:
1940-2009
bulk 1964-1998
Summary:
The papers of Alabama photorealist painter David Parrish measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1940 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1964 to 1998. Parrish's career is documented through scattered biographical material; correspondence with galleries, publishers, art organizations, and friends; photographs of Parrish, his studio, and artwork; original artwork by Parrish and others; and printed material.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Alabama photorealist painter David Parrish measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1940 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1964 to 1998. Parrish's career is documented through scattered biographical material; correspondence with galleries, publishers, art organizations, and friends; photographs of Parrish, his studio, and artwork; original artwork by Parrish and others; and printed material.

Biographical material consists of resumes, one folder of financial records, brief artist statements written by David Parrish, and two essays about Parrish's works written by others. Also included is a VHS video recording of an interview with Parrish conducted by Bob Williams in 1997 in conjunction with an exhibition.

Correspondence is primarily of a professional nature and pertains to Parrish's relationships with various galleries, publishers, and arts organizations. Of note is correspondence with galleries that represented Parrish's work including French & Company, Sidney Janis, Nancy Hoffman, and Louis K. Meisel, and correspondence with fellow artist Don Eddy. Also included is a small amount of personal correspondence with friends and family.

Photographs of David Parrish include one baby photo, official portraits, photographs of him in his studio, with family and friends, and at exhibition openings. Also found are photographs and slides of his artwork, including gallery installations and early photographs of the interior of Nancy Hoffman Gallery.

Artwork includes a sketchbook kept by Parrish while a student at the University of Alabama, several ink drawings produced during his employment as a technical illustrator at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and a few sketches by others. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, and posters, newspaper clippings, press packets, and other gallery publications documenting Parrish's career as an artist.

Much of the material in the collection includes recent annotations by Parrish describing his involvement with the projects and exhibitions, and identifying friends and colleagues.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1970-2000 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1964-2008 (Box 1, 5; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Photographs, 1940, 1960s-2009 (Boxes 1-2, 5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1961-2002 (Boxes 2, 5; 5 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1962-2009 (Boxes 2-4; 1.5 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
David Parrish (1939-) is a Photorealist painter living in Huntsville, Alabama.

Parrish was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and received his B.F.A. from the University of Alabama in 1961. He briefly moved to New York with plans to become a magazine illustrator, but was unable to find a permanent job. He moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 1962 and became a technical illustrator for Hayes International Corporation. Parrish continued painting at his home studio, moving away from the painting style he learned in school, and instead working on paintings derived from photographs. He left his job as a technical illustrator in 1971 and became a full-time painter. That same year he joined French & Company in New York as a gallery artist and had his first one-man show at Brooks Memorial Art Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee.

During the 1970s Parrish saw success as a first generation photorealist. He was represented from 1973 to 1976 by Sidney Janis Gallery, and then moved to Nancy Hoffman Gallery. In 1987 he joined Louis K. Meisel Gallery, and is still represented by them today. Parrish's motorcycle paintings became his early trademark, and during the late 1980s into the 1990s he painted complex, intricate porcelain still lifes of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, and other pop culture icons. Parrish has shown his work in numerous group and solo shows, including many international shows, and is in the permanent collection of many museums.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by David Parrish in 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of video recording 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 -- Alabama  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Photo-realism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Resumes
Essays
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Photographs
Video recordings
Citation:
David Parrish papers, 1940-2009, bulk 1964-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.parrdavi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parrdavi

Robert Tyler Davis Papers, 1918-1977 and undated

Creator:
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
McGill University  Search this
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery (University of Miami)  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
University of Rochester  Search this
University of Miami  Search this
Physical description:
8.38 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Sketches
Art objects
Manuscripts
Date:
1918
1918-1977
1918-1977 and undated
Topic:
Art  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007439
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217594

French & Company (New York, N.Y.) [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_100055

Two Saint Peter tapestries

Issuing body:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Printer:
Cosmus & Washburn  Search this
Former owner:
National Gallery of Art (U.S.) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
12 unnumbered leaves, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 38 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1914
Topic:
Tapestry  Search this
Call number:
NK3007 .F74 1914
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086818

Chinese fair

Issuing body:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artist:
Boucher, François 1703-1770  Search this
Dumons, Jean Joseph 1687-1779  Search this
Physical description:
18 unnumbered leaves, 2 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 38 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Beauvais
Date:
1916
Topic:
Tapestry  Search this
Call number:
NK3049.B4 F8 1916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086820

Five King of Spain Don Quixote tapestries

Title:
Don Quixote tapestries
Five King of Spain Don Quixote tapestries in the Morgan Collection
Issuing body:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artist:
Coypel, Charles-Antoine 1694-1752  Search this
Printer:
Cosmus & Washburn  Search this
Former owner:
National Gallery of Art (U.S.) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de 1547-1616 Don Quixote  Search this
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont) 1837-1913 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
20 unnumbered leaves, [5] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 38 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1916
Topic:
Gobelin tapestry  Search this
Tapestry  Search this
Call number:
NK3049.G7 F8 1916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086822

Tapestries, with subjects from the comedies of Molière

Issuing body:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artist:
Besnier, Nicolas d. 1753  Search this
Publisher:
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Printer:
Cosmus & Washburn  Search this
Former owner:
National Gallery of Art (U.S.) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Oudry, Jean-Baptiste 1686-1755  Search this
Molière 1622-1673  Search this
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont) 1837-1913  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
16 unnumbered leaves, 3 leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 38 cm
Type:
Illustrations
Illustrated works
Place:
France
Beauvais
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1917
Topic:
Tapestry  Search this
French drama (Comedy)  Search this
Tapestry--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NK3049.B4 F74 1900X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_760075

Friedel Dzubas : paintings : November 1959 : French and Company, Inc

Author:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994-  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Dzubas, Friedel 1915- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[6] p. : ill. ; 21 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1959
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Abstract--Exhibitions  Search this
Painting, American--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
ND237.D95 A4 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_744003

Morris Louis : the French & Co. show of 1960, originally curated by Clement Greenberg, revisited

Title:
French & Co. show of 1960
French and Company show of 1960
Author:
Louis, Morris 1912-1962  Search this
Greenberg, Clement 1909-1994  Search this
Riva Yares Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Louis, Morris 1912-1962  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 23 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
[2004]
Call number:
ND237.L75 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_759407

Exhibition of a selected group of entries in the national competition for ecclesiastical sculpture / under the sponsorship of the National Sculpture Society

Title:
Exhibition of ecclesiastical sculpture
Author:
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1950
1950]
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture--Religious aspects  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB1910 .E94 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_607957

Del románico al romántico : exposición de pinturas del siglo XIII al siglo XIX : La Habana, Cuba, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Author:
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña  Search this
Palacio de Bellas Artes (Havana, Cuba)  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[43] p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1958
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Call number:
ND150 .D45 1958
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_633526

Adolph Gottlieb, new paintings : January 1960, French and Company, Inc

Author:
Gottlieb, Adolph 1903-1974  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Gottlieb, Adolph 1903-1974  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill. (1 col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1960
1960]
Call number:
ND237.G614 A4 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636163

Morris Louis : April 1959

Author:
Louis, Morris 1912-1962  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Louis, Morris 1912-1962  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill., port. ; 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1959
[1959]
Call number:
ND237.L75 A4 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_655705

John Bratby

Author:
Bratby, John 1928-1992  Search this
Rothenstein, John 1901-1992  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Bratby, John 1928- Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
[36] p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
[1959?]
Call number:
ND497.B79 A4 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_691370

Kenneth Noland : paintings

Author:
Noland, Kenneth 1924-  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Noland, Kenneth 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1959
[1959?]
Call number:
ND237.N594 A4 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_699262

Murals of wool

Author:
Jeppson Galleries, Bethesda, Md  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[40] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1960
Topic:
Tapestry  Search this
Call number:
NK3049.A1 M97
NK3049.A1M97
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_90280

David Smith, paintings and drawings : [exhibition] September 1959 / French & Company, New York

Author:
Smith, David 1906-1965  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Smith, David 1906-1965  Search this
Physical description:
[11] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1959
Call number:
N6537.S616 A4 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_956313

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