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Don Becker collection, 1899-1949

Creator:
Becker, Don  Search this
Becker, Don  Search this
Subject:
Bartlett, Paul Wayland  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Rodin, Auguste  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Swan, Paul  Search this
Volk, Douglas  Search this
Granger-Dow, Fanny  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Photographs  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9629
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211836
AAA_collcode_beckdon
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211836

Don Becker collection

Creator:
Becker, Don  Search this
Names:
Bartlett, Paul Wayland, 1865-1925  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Granger-Dow, Fanny  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Swan, Paul, 1899-1972  Search this
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (ca. 20 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1899-1949
Scope and Contents:
Primarily photographs; also clippings and writings concerning artists, mostly around the turn-of-the century. The items were gathered by Don Becker's mother, Fanny Granger-Dow, a student of William Merritt Chase and close friend to Edwin Blashfield and other artists of the period. In addition to Chase and Blashfield, other artists represented include Paul Wayland Bartlett, William Merritt Chase, F. Luis Mora, Auguste Rodin, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Paul Swan.
Photographs are of Paul Wayland Bartlett in his studio (signed by Bartlett, 1908); a work of art by Edwin Howland Blashfield; a painting by Douglas Volk annotated to Blashfield "compliments of Samuel Shaw" and signed by 18 artists, including Daniel Chester French and John LaFarge, 1899; William Merritt Chase instructing a class at his New York art school and one of students in Chase's portrait class; works by F. Luis Mora; works by Auguste Rodin (one is annotated "A mon ami Monsieur Brownelle" and signed by Rodin); the Farragut Monument (signed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens); and three of Paul Swan in his studio.
Also found are a 1949 recital announcement; two clippings about Chase (1916); an obituary and a nine-page manuscript about Mora by Fanny Granger-Dow entitled "Character Sketches of Some of Our Younger Artists"; three magazine clippings with cartoons about artists; and a 1904 exhibition catalog for the Fifth Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Miniature Painters.
Provenance:
The collection was originally assembled by Fanny Granger-Dow, the mother of donor Don Becker. She was a student of William Merritt Chase and the family knew many artists of the period.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Photographs  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Photographs  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.beckdon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beckdon

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