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Arnold Geissbuhler papers

Creator:
Geissbuhler, Arnold, 1897-1993  Search this
Names:
Bourdelle, Emile Antoine, 1861-1929  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh, 1884-1972  Search this
Bänninger, Otto Charles, 1897-  Search this
Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969  Search this
Geissbuhler, Elisabeth Chase  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Giacometti, Giovanni, 1868-1933  Search this
Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964  Search this
Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929  Search this
Richier, Germaine, 1904-1959  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 6 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1915-1977
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence (1920-1977), diaries, notes and writings, art works, subject files (1939-1968), printed material (1919-1971), and photographs (1919-1929) document Geissbuhler's artistic activities in Paris and New England.
Reels 1267-1268: Many letters (1920-1971), written by Geissbuhler to his wife Elisabeth Chase Geissbuhler, are illustrated. Other correspondents include Adelyn Breeskin, Margaret Browne, Edward W. Forbes, and A. Conger Goodyear. Art works consist of 26 sketchbooks (1915-1962), annotated in French and English, and over 600 figure studies (1922-1970). Printed material includes a Sculptors' Guild brochure, art course announcements (1958), and clippings (1924-1971). Other materials consist of 2 autobiographical accounts, an award from the Cambridge Centennial Exhibition (1946), an address book and calling cards.
Reel 1271: Printed material includes reproductions of Geissbuhler's work, an advertisement for the Academie Julian (1919), an exhibition announcement (1921), and a clipping (1925). Photographs (1919-1922) and a photograph album (1921-1929) contain images of Geissbuhler in his studio, his works, his family, and friends including Otto Banninger, Antoine Bourdelle, Alberto Giacometti, his father Giovanni Giacometti, and Germaine Richier. Sixteen photographs show art classes, primarily Bourdelle's classes (1919-1922), and Charles Graffley's studio (1921). Other materials consist of biographical notes, an award certificate and 4 sketches (1918).
Reel 1331: Correspondence consists of letters received from Antoine and Rhoda Bourdelle (1921-1977) and general correspondence concerning art business matters (1927-1971). A diary in 8 volumes (1921-1922) contains some illustrated entries. Printed material (1934-1971) consists of 40 exhibition catalogs, 8 clippings, and a school brochure. Four loose sketches are undated. Seven subject files concerning Geissbuhler's sculpture projects contain letters, business records, notes, and clippings.
Reel 1813: Photographs of Geissbuhler's work and one of his house, ca. 1924-1933.
Unfilmed: Letters (1937-1941) concern Geissbuhler's work for the WPA, Treasury Department, and the Federal Works Agency, primarily the Medford project and the Foxboro, Massachusetts, post office project. Other material consists of 3 forms, 2 exhibition catalogs, a press release concerning government projects, 2 rolled charcoal drawings and 2 photographs of the sculptural relief "Straw Cutting and Weaving" from the Foxboro, Massachusetts post office project, and notes.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Dennis, Mass. Born in Delemont, Switzerland. In 1914, Geissbuhler traveled to Zurich to become a sculptor's apprentice in the studio of Otto Munch. He attended the Kunst Gewerbe School and worked as Munch's assistant until 1919. In that year, Geissbuhler went to Paris to study with Antoine Bourdelle at the Academie Julian. He maintained a studio in Paris until 1927, when he travelled to the United States and married Elisabeth Chase, a Boston sculptor whom he met in Bourdelle's class. They moved to New England in 1933, and in 1937 he became an art instructor at Wellesley College.
Provenance:
Material on reels 1267-1268, 1271, 1331 and 1813 lent for microfilming 1977-1978; unmicrofilmed material donated 1984 all by Arnold Geissbuhler.
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 -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Switzerland  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.geisarno
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-geisarno

Antoine Bourdelle, 1861-1929, Giovanni Giacometti, 1868-1933 : 14. Juni-20. Juli 1952

Author:
Bourdelle, Emile Antoine 1861-1929  Search this
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Kunsthalle Basel  Search this
Subject:
Bourdelle, Emile Antoine 1861-1929  Search this
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Physical description:
32 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1952
[1952]
Call number:
NB553.B6 A4 1952
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638095

I Giacometti e gli altri : Segantini, Giov.ni Giacometti, Amiet, Alberto Giacometti / [curatore della mostra Mario Barzaghini ; scelta delle opere Beat Stutzer]

Author:
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966  Search this
Barzaghini, Mario  Search this
Stutzer, Beat  Search this
Physical description:
75 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
1987]
20th century
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Call number:
N6758 .G5 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_645165

Giacometti : Giovanni, 1868-1933--Augusto, 1877-1947--Alberto, 1901-1966--Diego, 1902-1985--abril-junio 1987, Fundación Cultural Televisa, A.C

Author:
Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico)  Search this
Fundación Cultural Televisa (Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
Giacometti family Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
177 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
[1987]
Call number:
N6853.G49 A4 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650739

La Mamma a Stampa : Annetta--gesehen von Giovanni und Alberto Giacometti / [Idee und Konzept, Christian Klemm, Beat Stutzer ; Redaktion, Beat Stutzer]

Author:
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966  Search this
Klemm, Christian  Search this
Stutzer, Beat  Search this
Kunsthaus Zürich  Search this
Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur  Search this
Subject:
Giacometti family Exhibitions  Search this
Giacometti, Annetta 1871- Portraits Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
183 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Call number:
N7153.G475.A4.1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_654409

Giovanni Giacometti im Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur : Katalog zur Ausstellung Giovanni Giacometti zum 50. Todestag : Werke im Bündner Kunstmuseum : Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, 10. Juli bis 4. September 1983 / [herausgegeben vom Schweizerischen Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Zürich, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur ; Redaktion, Georg Germann, et al.]

Author:
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Germann, Georg  Search this
Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur  Search this
Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft  Search this
Subject:
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
C1983
Call number:
N7153.G475 A4 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657475

Giovanni Giacometti : 1868-1933 / Dieter Schwarz ; souvenirs de Bruno Giacometti ; articles de Paul Müller, Viola Radlach, Jörg Zutter

Author:
Schwarz, Dieter 1953-  Search this
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Kunstmuseum Winterthur  Search this
Musée cantonal des beaux-arts Lausanne  Search this
Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur  Search this
Subject:
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
262 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
ND853.G47 A4 1996a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657944

Jubiläumsausstellung Cuno Amiet, 1868-1961, Giovanni Giacometti, 1868-1933 : Werke bis 1920 ; Kunstmuseum Bern ; 8. März-28. April 1968 / [Bearbeitung des Katalogs, Eva Stahn und Betty Studer]

Author:
Amiet, Cuno 1868-1961  Search this
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Kunstmuseum Bern  Search this
Subject:
Amiet, Cuno 1868-1961  Search this
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Physical description:
59 p., [36] p. of plates, 1 folded leaf : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
Call number:
N40.1.A524 K898 1968
N40.1.A524K898 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_414312

Cuno Amiet, Giovanni Giacometti, Augusto Giacometti: three Swiss painters; an exhibition organized by the Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania State University under the patronage of His Excellency Felix Schnyder, Ambassador of Switzerland and the Pro Helvetia Foundation. Selection and catalogue by George Mauner

Author:
Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art  Search this
Mauner, George L. 1931-  Search this
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art  Search this
Harvard University Busch-Reisinger Museum of Germanic Culture  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Subject:
Amiet, Cuno 1868-1961  Search this
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Giacometti, Augusto 1877-1947  Search this
Physical description:
163 p. illus. (part col.) 25 cm
Type:
Books
Call number:
ND852 .P415
N40.1.A524 P4
ND852.P415
N40.1.A524P4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_43651

Giacometti / [curator, Ulf Küster]

Author:
Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966  Search this
Küster, Ulf  Search this
Fondation Beyeler  Search this
Subject:
Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966  Search this
Giacometti, Augusto 1877-1947  Search this
Giacometti, Diego  Search this
Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933  Search this
Physical description:
221 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
C2009
Call number:
N6853.G5 A4 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_928517

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