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Oral history interview with Stanton L. Catlin

Interviewee:
Catlin, Stanton L. (Stanton Loomis)  Search this
Interviewer:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Extent:
277 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 July 1-September 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Stanton Catlin conducted 1989 July 1-September 14, by Francis V. O'Connor, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) was a curator, gallery director, educator, art historian, and expert on Latin American Art.

Catlin studied art history at Oberlin College and graduated in 1937. After graduation, he studied painting and art history at the Academy of Arts in Prague, Czech Republic for two years. Catlin received a Fogg Museum Fellowship in Modern Art at Harvard University to survey collections of art in Europe. However, the project was canceled because of World War II.

During the war, Catlin served as a Cultural Relations Representative for the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs where he assisted with exhibition arrangements throughout Latin America. In 1942, he also began teaching the history of art in the United States at the University of Chile. After the war, Catlin served in the Field Operations Division of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, working in the Displaced Persons Operation from 1945-1946.

From 1947 to 1950, Catlin served as the executive director of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He received his graduate degree in art history from New York University in 1952, and shortly thereafter became editor and curator of American art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. From 1958 to 1967, Catlin was the assistant director of the Yale University Art Gallery. While there, he curated the landmark exhibition Art of Latin America Since Independence in 1966, the first exhibition to include only Latin American art and the accompanying catalog remains a standard reference source. That same year, Catlin won a Grammy Award for best album notes for an essay on Mexican mural painting.

In 1967, Catlin left Yale to take a position as director of the Art Gallery at the Center for Inter-American Relations before joining the faculty of Syracuse University in 1971 and becoming director of the university's Art Gallery. He remained at Syracuse for the rest of his career.

Catlin was a consultant on the major retrospective exhibition of the work of Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1986. He also worked on a project to document Mexican murals in the United States. Catlin died in Fayetteville, New York in 1997.
General:
Originally recorded on 9 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 18 digital wav files. Duration is 13 hr., 38 min.
Transcripts have been heavily edited by the interviewee; researchers may wish to consult the sound recordings along with the transcript.
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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Museums -- Study and teaching  Search this
Educators -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- Interviews  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Function:
Art museums
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.catlin89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d2a82907-b221-49f3-9797-2eadf47fde94
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-catlin89
Online Media:

Kutná Hora

Designer:
Ladislav Sutnar, American and Czech, b. Pilsen, Bohemia, 1897, d. New York, New York, USA, 1976  Search this
Printer:
V. Neubert, Czechoslovakia, present-day Czech Republic  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
94.2 x 64.6 cm (37 1/16 x 25 7/16 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1930
Credit Line:
Gift of Radoslav L. and Elaine F. Sutnar
Accession Number:
1998-70-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq464797cc5-e19b-4652-986e-ca234d020e9d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1998-70-1

Cover, "Sest Dob Nashi Historie"

Designer:
Vlastislav Hofman, Czech, 1884–1964  Search this
Type:
graphic design
Portfolio
Object Name:
Portfolio
Made in:
Czech Republic
Date:
1921
Credit Line:
Gift of Elaine Lustig Cohen
Accession Number:
2000-20-10-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq44c4b28ec-0821-4180-b910-40b7904a5c57
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2000-20-10-1

Title Page, "Ethiopie, cili Christos, Madonna a Svati, jak jsem ie videl v illuminacich starych ethiopskych kodexu" Portfolio

Designer:
Vlastislav Hofman, Czech, 1884–1964  Search this
Medium:
Linoleum cut, letterpress on cream wove paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 30 x 23.2 cm (11 13/16 x 9 1/8 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Portfolio
Object Name:
Portfolio
Made in:
Czech Republic
Date:
1920
Credit Line:
Gift of Elaine Lustig Cohen
Accession Number:
2000-20-9-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f06205cd-9bd2-4bea-8c36-06f45e19e162
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2000-20-9-1
Online Media:

Table of Contents for "Ethiopie, cili Christos, Madonna a Svati, jak jsem ie videl v illuminacich starych ethiopskych kodexu" Portfolio

Artist:
Vlastislav Hofman, Czech, 1884–1964  Search this
Medium:
Letterpress on cream wove paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 30 x 23.2 cm (11 13/16 x 9 1/8 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
Czech Republic
Date:
1920
Credit Line:
Gift of Elaine Lustig Cohen
Accession Number:
2000-20-9-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4047b301d-8033-444d-931d-bdb440983243
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2000-20-9-2
Online Media:

The Eternal Present: The Beginnings of Architecture

Designer:
Herbert Bayer, (American, born Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985)  Search this
S. Giedion, Swiss, b. Czech Republic, 1888–1968  Search this
Author:
S. Giedion, Swiss, b. Czech Republic, 1888–1968  Search this
Publisher:
Pantheon, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
26.1 × 39.1 cm (10 1/4 × 15 3/8 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Published in:
New York, NY, USA
Place depicted:
Egypt
Designed in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Date:
1964
Credit Line:
Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors
Accession Number:
2016-54-221
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq49f88aa52-058d-4636-ac1e-2ec3fc78fd0f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-54-221

Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition

Designer:
Herbert Bayer, (American, born Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985)  Search this
Author:
S. Giedion, Swiss, b. Czech Republic, 1888–1968  Search this
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA  Search this
Subject:
Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris), Swiss, active France, 1887–1965  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
24.8 × 17.6 cm (9 3/4 × 6 15/16 in.)
Open: 24.8 × 31.1 cm (9 3/4 × 12 1/4 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Published in:
Cambridge, MA, USA
Place depicted:
Bath, England
Algiers, Algeria
Designed in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
1941
Credit Line:
Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors
Accession Number:
2016-54-224
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq482ec4b2e-9402-4487-b704-5dadba61ba2c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-54-224
Online Media:

Raum, Zeit, Architektur (Space, Time, Architecture)

Designer:
Herbert Bayer, (American, born Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985)  Search this
Author:
S. Giedion, Swiss, b. Czech Republic, 1888–1968  Search this
Publisher:
Otto Maier Verlag, Ravensburg, Germany  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
29.7 × 21.1 cm (11 11/16 × 8 5/16 in.)
Open: 29.7 × 42.2 cm (11 11/16 × 16 5/8 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Designed in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Published in:
Ravensburg, Germany
Date:
1965
Credit Line:
Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors
Accession Number:
2016-54-237
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright Notice:
© 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4de0589a7-c57e-40c1-a7eb-a46c0bb10ab9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-54-237
Online Media:

Raum, Zeit, Architektur (Space, Time, Architecture)

Designer:
Herbert Bayer, (American, born Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985)  Search this
Author:
S. Giedion, Swiss, b. Czech Republic, 1888–1968  Search this
Publisher:
Otto Maier Verlag, Ravensburg, Germany  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on glossy white paper
Dimensions:
35 × 42.1 cm (13 3/4 × 16 9/16 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Designed in:
New York, NY, USA
Published in:
Ravensburg, Germany
Date:
1941
Credit Line:
Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors
Accession Number:
2016-54-238
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq42558dad4-4c5d-4689-bc24-b39601fdc234
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-54-238

Constancy, Change and Architecture

Designer:
Herbert Bayer, (American, born Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985)  Search this
Author:
S. Giedion, Swiss, b. Czech Republic, 1888–1968  Search this
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
21.6 × 20.5 cm (8 1/2 × 8 1/16 in.)
Open: 21.6 × 40.8 cm (8 1/2 × 16 1/16 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Booklet cover
Object Name:
Booklet cover
Made in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Published in:
Cambridge, MA, USA
Designed in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Date:
ca. 1961
Credit Line:
Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors
Accession Number:
2016-54-311
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4fb0c2f0f-2ee2-4e65-951a-7b7aa835b059
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-54-311
Online Media:

Raum, Zeit, Architektur (Space, Time, Architecture)

Designer:
Herbert Bayer, (American, born Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985)  Search this
Author:
S. Giedion, Swiss, b. Czech Republic, 1888–1968  Search this
Publisher:
Otto Maier Verlag, Ravensburg, Germany  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
29.7 × 21.1 cm (11 11/16 × 8 5/16 in.)
Open: 29.7 × 42.2 cm (11 11/16 × 16 5/8 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Exhibitions
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Designed in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Published in:
Ravensburg, Germany
Date:
1965
Credit Line:
Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors
Accession Number:
s-e-3408
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright Notice:
© 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq43afeb320-a365-4fdf-a483-77ce9447cc77
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_s-e-3408
Online Media:

View from the Bridge of Charles IV, Prague

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Object Name:
Print
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Etching
Place made:
Czech Republic: Praha, Hlavní Město, Prague
Date made:
1938
Subject:
Architecture  Search this
ID Number:
GA.22316
Catalog number:
22316
Accession number:
265672
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-b339-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_785830

Prague-The Cathedral -Springtime

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Object Name:
Print
Other Terms:
Print; Intaglio; Etching
Place made:
Czech Republic: Praha, Hlavní Město, Prague
Date made:
1929
Subject:
Architecture  Search this
ID Number:
GA.22317
Catalog number:
22317
Accession number:
265672
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-b33a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_785831

Ladislav Sutnar shapes

Title:
Sutnar shapes
Designer:
Fišerová, Kristina  Search this
Nedoma, Tomáš  Search this
Translator:
Spacilova, Elizabeth  Search this
Publisher:
Západočeská univerzita v Plzni Fakulta designu a umění Ladislava Sutnara  Search this
Creator:
School of Visual Arts (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Printer:
Polypress  Search this
Physical description:
volumes color illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Czech Republic
Plzeň
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2017
21st century
Topic:
Shapes  Search this
Visual communication  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Call number:
NC999.4.S88 L35 2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106539

Stanton L. Catlin papers

Creator:
Catlin, Stanton L. , 1915-1997  Search this
Names:
Columbia Records, Inc.  Search this
Hunter College -- Faculty  Search this
Syracuse University -- Faculty  Search this
Universidad de Chile -- Faculty  Search this
Ades, Dawn  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Boulton, Alfredo  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Obregón, Alejandro, 1920-  Search this
Paternosto, César, 1931-  Search this
Paz, Octavio, 1914-  Search this
Rasmussen, Waldo  Search this
Rockefeller, David, 1915-  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Sandoval, Judith Hancock de  Search this
Sebastián, Santiago  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Williams, Amancio  Search this
Extent:
56.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Diaries
Place:
Czech Republic -- Description and Travel
Date:
1911-1998
bulk 1930-1994
Summary:
The papers of curator, gallery director, educator, and Latin American art historian Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1994. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, teaching and project files, professional files, research files, exhibition and subject files, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of curator, gallery director, educator, and Latin American art historian Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1994. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, teaching and project files, professional files, research files, exhibition and subject files, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical material includes six address books, two annotated calendars, four day books, curriculum vitae, interview transcripts, records of Catlin's personal book collection, and his work as a student. Correspondence is with Catlin's family and prominent artists and colleagues, such as Dawn Ades, Dore Ashton, Alfredo Boulton, Robert Motherwell, Alejandro Obregon, César Paternosto, Octavio Paz, Waldo Rasmussen, David and Nelson Rockefeller, Susana Torruella Leval, Judith Sandoval, Santiago Sebastian, and Amancio Williams. Correspondence with Columbia Records concerns Catlin's Grammy Award for best album.

There are writings and notes by Catlin and others on Latin American art, and three journals kept by Catlin during his time in the Czech Republic and Minnesota.

Teaching files document some of Catlin's work as an art history professor at Hunter College, Syracuse University, and the University of Chile. The project files document his work as a consultant or contributor on various projects abd the professional files include records of Catlin's positions as art gallery curator and director, professional memberships, conference participation, and other professional activities. Research and subject files consist of annotated material related to Latin American art, European art, and various artforms and artists.

Exhibition files are found for Art of Latin America Since Independence (1966) and other exhibitions of Latin American art. Printed materials include books with an inscription, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, magazines, and publications. There are photographs of Catlin, family and friends, colleagues, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical material , 1933-1989 (1 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1914-1994 (4.5 linear feet; Box 2-6)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1930-1993 (4.5 linear feet; Box 6-10, OV 57)

Series 4: Teaching Files, 1941-1991 (1.5 linear feet; Box 10-12)

Series 5: Project Files, 1940-1993 (3.5 linear feet; Box 12-16)

Series 6: Professional Files, 1939-1994 (13.1 linear feet; Box 16-28, OV 58, 60)

Series 7: Research and Subject Files, 1938-1998 (8.0 linear feet; Box 28-36)

Series 8: Exhibition Files, 1941-1993 (15.6 linear feet; Box 37-51, OV 58-60)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1944-1993 (4.2 linear feet; Box 52-56)

Series 10: Photographs, 1911-1991 (0.5 linear feet; Box 56)
Biographical / Historical:
Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) was a curator, gallery director, educator, art historian, and expert on Latin American Art.

Catlin studied art history at Oberlin College and graduated in 1937. After graduation, he studied painting and art history at the Academy of Arts in Prague, Czech Republic for two years. Catlin received a Fogg Museum Fellowship in Modern Art at Harvard University to survey collections of art in Europe. However, the project was canceled because of World War II.

During the war, Catlin served as a Cultural Relations Representative for the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs where he assisted with exhibition arrangements throughout Latin America. In 1942, he also began teaching the history of art in the United States at the University of Chile. After the war, Catlin served in the Field Operations Division of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, working in the Displaced Persons Operation from 1945-1946.

From 1947 to 1950, Catlin served as the executive director of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He received his graduate degree in art history from New York University in 1952, and shortly thereafter became editor and curator of American art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. From 1958 to 1967, Catlin was the assistant director of the Yale University Art Gallery. While there, he curated the landmark exhibition Art of Latin America Since Independence in 1966, the first exhibition to include only Latin American art and the accompanying catalog remains a standard reference source. That same year, Catlin won a Grammy Award for best album notes for an essay on Mexican mural painting.

In 1967, Catlin left Yale to take a position as director of the Art Gallery at the Center for Inter-American Relations before joining the faculty of Syracuse University in 1971 and becoming director of the university's Art Gallery. He remained at Syracuse for the rest of his career.

Catlin was a consultant on the major retrospective exhibition of the work of Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1986. He also worked on a project to document Mexican murals in the United States. Catlin died in Fayetteville, New York in 1997.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview conducted by Francis V. O'Connor with Stanton L. Catlin from July 1 to September 14, 1989.

The University of Texas at Austin holds a significant collection of Stanton Loomis Catlin's papers, some of which are duplicates of the papers held by the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The collection was donated from 1992 to 1995 to by Stanton L. Catlin.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Art historians -- New York (State)  Search this
Minnesota -- Description and travel  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State)  Search this
Curators -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Diaries
Citation:
Stanton L. Catlin papers, 1911-1998, bulk 1930-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.catlstan
See more items in:
Stanton L. Catlin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw997702d2c-a49d-4989-9063-a5d2bbd1321c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-catlstan
Online Media:

Ladislav Sutnar collection

Creator:
Sutnar, Ladislav  Search this
Names:
Addo-X Business Machines  Search this
Bauhaus -- Influence  Search this
Carr's Department Stores  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
J.C. Penny Co.  Search this
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.  Search this
Printex Corporation  Search this
RCA Corporation  Search this
Sweet's Catalog Service  Search this
Vera (Company)  Search this
Sutnar, Ladislav  Search this
Extent:
85 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Layouts
Brochures
Correspondence
Sketches
Sales catalogs
Photographs
Date:
1927-1976
Summary:
Material relates to Sutnar's career including exhibitions, designs for corporate clients, designs for books on packaging design and catalog information. Little office correspondence and personal information is provided.The major part of the collection consists of Sutnar's designs, including logos, letterheads, catalogs, and advertising campaigns for a large number of clients, notably Addo-X, Carr's Department Stores, JC Penney, RCA, and Vera, as well as product and catalog design for Sweet's Catalog Service. Also included are drafts of books, sketches, over 5,000 photographs, photoprints, and photonegatives. Other materials include clippings, page layouts, brochures and booklets about package design and magazine layouts.
Arrangement note:
Arranged by client account and by material size. A picture reference file is boxed separately.
Biographical/Historical note:
Graphic, display, and industrial designer. Born Pilsen, Austro- Hungary (now Plzen, Czech Republic), 9 November 1897. Sutnar immigrated to the United States in 1939. He was inspired by the Bauhaus and was an advocate for a constructivist and functional approach in graphic design stressing simplicity, order, and precision. He was the art editor of the Prague publishing house, "Druzstevni Prace." Sitmar was head designer for the Czech pavilion at 1939 New York World's Fair.

He served as art director for Sweet's Catalog Service from 1941 to 1960. Due to his belief that designers need to be capable of working in many fields of design, Sutnar established his own "full-service" firm in New York City in 1951. He developed a new typography called "information graphics". He was author of "Design for Point of Sale", 1952, "Package Design: The Force of Selling", 1953, and "Visual Design in Action", 1961. Sutnar also created corporate image products for McGraw-Hill and Printex. Died 1976.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Drawings and Prints Department.Seven posters, one magazine cover, two designs for glassware, and some duplicates of the archival material.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Applied Arts Department. One ceramic coffee service, one glass tea service.
Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C.Business and personal correspondence, biographical data, sketches, photographs, clippings, and other print miscellany, circa 1927-1976.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.Approximately 215 items dating from 1940 to 1970 include printed samples of Sutnar's designs for periodical covers, advertisements, catalogs, books, displays, and posters.
Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, Special Collections, Los Angeles, C.A.Papers relating to Sutnar's designs and exhibitions, 1928-1969.
Provenance:
The Sutnar Papers were donated to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, in 1977 by Radoslav L. Sutnar and Citislav Sutnar.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use onsite by appointment. Permission of staff required to photograph material.
Topic:
Corporate image -- Design  Search this
Letterheads -- Design  Search this
Graphic arts -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Logos (Symbols) -- Design  Search this
Glassware -- Czech Republic -- Bohemia  Search this
Porcelain -- Czech Republic  Search this
Packaging -- Design  Search this
Graphic arts -- Czech Republic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements
Layouts
Brochures
Correspondence
Sketches
Sales catalogs
Photographs
Identifier:
SIL-CH.2001-26-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc24bdec8cb-8083-4b6f-9928-6bf3813f1e2a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-2001-26-1

The Army of Charles V. Crossing the Elbe, (graphics)

Artist:
Vico, Eneas 1520-1570  Search this
Medium:
Engraving
Type:
Graphic arts
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
History--Germany  Search this
Occupation--Military--Army  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Landscape--River--Elbe River  Search this
Landscape--Germany  Search this
Landscape--Foreign--Germany  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01670177
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_32556

The Army of Charles V. Crossing the Elbe, (graphics)

Artist:
Vico, Eneas 1520-1570  Search this
Medium:
Engraving
Type:
Graphic arts
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
State of Being--Evil--War  Search this
Occupation--Military--Army  Search this
Figure group  Search this
History--Germany  Search this
Travel--Land  Search this
Landscape--River--Elbe River  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01990096
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_40676

The Army of Charles V. crossing the Elbe, (graphics)

Artist:
Vico, Eneas 1520-1570  Search this
Medium:
Engraving
Type:
Graphic arts
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
History--Germany  Search this
Occupation--Military--Army  Search this
Landscape--River--Elbe River  Search this
Landscape--Foreign--Germany  Search this
Landscape--Germany  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
AECI 05530030
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_103166

Vladimír Gažovič : kolotoče života / [úvodní text, Vilam Plevza, Ivan Jančár]

Title:
Kolotoče života
Author:
Gažovič, Vladimír  Search this
Plevza, Viliam  Search this
Jančár, Ivan  Search this
Galerie hlavního města Prahy  Search this
Klub slovenskej kultúry (Prague, Czech Republic)  Search this
Galéria hl. mesta SSR Bratislavy  Search this
Subject:
Gažovič, Vladimír  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. (1 col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Slovakia
Date:
1986
1991
Between 1986 and 1991]
Topic:
Graphic arts  Search this
Women in art  Search this
Call number:
NE2371.S54 G39 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_710199

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