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John Wilde papers, 1935-2011

Creator:
Wilde, John, 1919-2006  Search this
Wilde, John, 1919-2006  Search this
Subject:
Seefeldt, Michael  Search this
Whitney, J. D.  Search this
Karidis, Jerome  Search this
Laird, Mary Louise  Search this
Hamady, Walter  Search this
Glasier, Marshall  Search this
Ernst, Max  Search this
Minasian, Khatchik  Search this
Fein, Sylvia  Search this
Gardetto, Peter  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Abercrombie, Gertrude  Search this
Gardetto, Helga  Search this
Bouras, Harry  Search this
Terkel, Studs  Search this
Colescott, Warrington  Search this
Wolff, Theodore F.  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert  Search this
Priebe, Karl J.  Search this
Economou, George  Search this
Huppler, Dudley  Search this
Lindbergh, Reeve  Search this
Tandem Press  Search this
Andrew Balkin Editions  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art -- Wisconsin  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Magic realism (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13425
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215872
AAA_collcode_wildjohn
Theme:
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215872
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Walter Hamady, 2011 June 16-17

Interviewee:
Hamady, Walter, 1940-2019  Search this
Hamady, Walter, 1940-2019  Search this
Interviewer:
Cozzolino, Robert, 1970-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21715
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398521
AAA_collcode_hamady11
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_398521

Hamady, Walter

Collection Creator:
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 67, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970-1980
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Albert Christ-Janer papers, 1915-circa 1993, bulk 1930-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Albert Christ-Janer papers
Albert Christ-Janer papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.3: Virginia Christ-Janer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-chrialbe-ref787

Hamady, Walter

Collection Creator:
Wilde, John, 1919-2006  Search this
Container:
Box 27
Type:
Archival materials
Restrictions:
This material is ACCESS RESTRICTED; permission; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
John Wilde Papers, 1935-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Wilde papers
John Wilde papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wildjohn-ref300

John Wilde papers

Creator:
Wilde, John, 1919-2006  Search this
Names:
Andrew Balkin Editions  Search this
Tandem Press  Search this
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977  Search this
Bouras, Harry  Search this
Colescott, Warrington, 1921-  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert, 1970-  Search this
Economou, George  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Fein, Sylvia  Search this
Gardetto, Helga  Search this
Gardetto, Peter  Search this
Glasier, Marshall, 1902-  Search this
Hamady, Walter  Search this
Huppler, Dudley, 1917-1988  Search this
Karidis, Jerome  Search this
Laird, Mary Louise, 1948-  Search this
Lindbergh, Reeve  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Minasian, Khatchik  Search this
Priebe, Karl J., 1914-1976  Search this
Seefeldt, Michael  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
Whitney, J. D.  Search this
Wolff, Theodore F.  Search this
Extent:
21.3 Linear feet
0.008 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Scrapbooks
Date:
1935-2011
Summary:
The papers of Wisconsin painter, educator, and draftsman John Wilde measure 21.3 linear feet and 0.008 GB and date from 1935 to 2011. The papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, 27 journals, personal business records, exhibition files, two scrapbooks, photographic materials, six sketchbooks, artwork, and nearly 90 limited edition, letterpress artist collaboration books – many that include artwork contributed by Wilde.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Wisconsin painter, educator, and draftsman John Wilde measure 21.3 linear feet and 0.008 GB and date from 1935 to 2011. The papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, 27 journals, personal business records, exhibition files, two scrapbooks, photographic materials, six sketchbooks, artwork, and nearly 90 limited edition, letterpress artist collaboration books – many that include artwork contributed by Wilde.

Biographical materials include certificates and awards, a diploma from the University of Wisconsin, curriculum vitae, memorials, and membership files. Correspondence is with family and friends, and colleagues Karl Priebe, Gertrude Abercrombie, Sylvia Fein, Dudley Huppler, Marshall Glasier, Robert Cozzolino, Theodore Wolff, Peter and Helga Gardetto, Andrew Balkin Editions, Warrington Colescott, Tandem Press, Harvey Littleton, and others. Letters from Walter Hamady are access restricted and housed separately.

There are interviews with Wilde from Harry Bouras' radio show Critics Choice, as well as an interview with Gertrude Abercrombie by Studs Terkel's for Terkel's WFMT radio show broadcast in Chicago.

Wilde discusses his artwork and other topics in 27 journals spanning seven decades. Additional writings by Wilde include term papers, his thesis titled "A Survey of the Development of Surrealism in Painting and Its Chief Innovations with Special Emphasis on the Life and Work of Max Ernst," transcriptions for gallery talks and speeches, notes, and various other writings. Writings about Wilde are by Theodore Wolff, Michael Seefeldt, and other authors. Wilde's personal business records include account books, appraisals, donation papers, inventory books and lists, and a draft of Wilde's last will and testament.

There are exhibition files for Leaders in Wisconsin Art (1982), John Wilde: Drawings 1940-1984 (1984), Wildeworld: The Art of John Wilde (1999), John Wilde: Recent Work (2003), With Friends: Six Magical Realists (2005), and others.

Printed materials include art auction catalogs, calendars, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, invitations, magazines and journals, poetry booklets, press releases, programs, and an annual report. There are also two scrapbooks containing clippings and other printed materials compiled by Wilde. There are photographs of Wilde, his studio and estate, his close friends and fellow artists, and of works of art by Wilde and others. Few photographs are in digital format.

A series of nearly 90 artists collaboration books, many illustrated by Wilde, include Five Poems by Khatchik Minasian, Poems for Self Therepy by George Economou, Six Poems by J.D. Whitney, John's Apples by Reeve Lindbergh and 44 Wilde 1944, What His Mother's Son Hath Wrought (WHMSHW), The Story of Jane and Joan, and A Hamady Wilde Sampler/Salutations 1995. Other books are by Walter Hamady, Mary Laird Hamady, and others.

Six sketchbooks contain drawings and studies, as well as sketches of himself, his friends, and of his first wife Helen. Interspersed througout the sketchbooks are lists of artworks, accounting notes, and other notes and writings. Additional artwork includes files marked as preparatory drawings by Wilde, a large collage by Jerome Karidis titled Homage to the Queen Gertrude Abercrombie, and a few drawings by others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 13 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1939-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1935-2011 (9.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-9, 21, 25-27)

Series 3: Interviews, circa 1959-circa 1975 (0.2 linear feet; Box 9)

Series 4: Journals, 1935-2006 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 9-11)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1936-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 11)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1940-2006 (0.5 linear feet; Box 12)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1963-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 12-13)

Series 8: Printed Materials, 1940-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 13-14, 21)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1948-1963 (0.4 linear feet; Box 21)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, circa 1940-2000s (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 14-17, 21, 0.008 GB; ER01)

Series 11: Artists Collaboration Books, circa 1970-circa 2000 (4.0 linear feet; Box 17-20, 22)

Series 12: Sketchbooks, 1940-1985 (0.2 linear feet; Box 20, 22)

Series 13: Artwork, circa 1943-circa 2000 (0.3 linear feet; Box 20, OVs 23-24)
Biographical / Historical:
John Wilde (1919-2006) was a painter, educator, and draftsman who specialized in silver point and was associated with Magic Realism. He lived and worked in Wisconsin.

Wilde was born near Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 12, 1919. He lived his whole life in Wisconsin except when he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for his bachelor and master degrees in art and art history. While at university, Wilde, along with Marshall Glasier, Sylvia Fein, Karl Priebe, Dudley Huppler, and Gertrude Abercrombie, formed a close-knit circle of friends who shared similar ideas on art and painted in the style of Magic Realism. They often met at Priebe's studio in Milwaukee or Abercrombie's house in Chicago. Wilde also met his first wife and fellow art student, Helen Ashman, during this time. Wilde later married Shirley Grilley after Helen's death in 1966.

Wilde completed artwork for several books published by Perishable Press, a publishing company owned by Walter Hamady. He contributed illustrations to John's Apples by Reeve Lindbergh, 1985- The Twelve Months by Hamady, and Five Poems by Khatchik Minasian. Wilde also wrote and illustrated 44 Wilde 1944, What His Mother's Son Hath Wrought (WHMSHW), The Story of Jane and Joan, and co-authored A Hamady Sampler, Salutations 1995 with Hamady. In addition to his collaborations with Perishable Press, Wilde worked with Warrington Colescott, Harvey Littleton, Tandem Press, and Andrew Balkin Editions on various projects.

The Elvehjem Museum of Art, now the Chazen Museum of Art, located at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where Wilde taught art for 35 years, held several exhibitions of Wilde's work including John Wilde: Drawings 1940-1984 (1984), Wildeworld: The Art of John Wilde (1999), and With Friends: Six Magical Realists (2005).

The Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin began representing Wilde in 1993 and continued to represent Wilde's work after his death in Cooksville, Wisconsin on March 9, 2006.
Related Materials:
An interview with John Wilde conducted in 1979 by Michael Danoff for the Archives of American Art and the collection, Maurice W. Berger correspondence with John Wilde, 1952-1959, are also found in the Archives of American Art.
Separated Materials:
Also avaialbe at the Archives of American Art are materials lent for microfilming (reel 5661 and 4710) including letters from Walter Hamaday. Lent material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.

Portions of the loaned material on reel 4710 were subsequently donated, but a comparison of the film and papers was not completed.
Provenance:
The John Wilde papers were donated incrementally between 1975 and 2015 by John Wilde and his estate. Portions were previously lent for microfilming. Additional letters from Walter Hamady were lent for microfilming by John Wilde in December 1999.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. One box of letters from Walter Hamady is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. The Walter Hamady letters microfilmed on 2539a, 4710a, and 5661 are also ACCESS RESTRICTED.
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:
Draftsmen (artists) -- Wisconsin  Search this
Painters -- Wisconsin  Search this
Art teachers -- Wisconsin  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Wisconsin  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Magic realism (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Scrapbooks
Citation:
John Wilde Papers, 1935-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wildjohn
See more items in:
John Wilde papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wildjohn

Oral history interview with Walter Hamady

Interviewee:
Hamady, Walter  Search this
Interviewer:
Cozzolino, Robert, 1970-  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (sound files (6 hrs. 10 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2011 June 16-17
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Walter Hamady conducted 2011 June 16-17, by Robert Cozzolino, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Walter Hamady (1940- 2019) was a bookmaker, assemblagist, artist, and writer in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Interviewer Robert Cozzolino (1970- ) is a curator in Media, Pennsylvania.
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:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hamady11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hamady11

For the hundredth time "Gaebboerjabb number (5) five" 12 & 17 November 1980 : journal liftings by Walter Hamady for Mother's Day

Title:
12 & 17 November 1980
Gaebboerjabb number 5
Journal liftings
Author:
Hamady, Walter  Search this
Author:
Laird, Mary Louise 1948-  Search this
Perishable Press Limited  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[34] pages illustrations 18 cm
Type:
Specimens
Artists' books
Book art
Artists' books (books).)
Place:
United States
U.S.A
Date:
1981
Topic:
Toy and movable books  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.H36 F67 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_931958

Paper trail : Douglass Howell and four pioneers im American handmade paper : Laurence Barker, Walter Hamady, Clinton Hill, Golda Lewis / curator, Andrea S. Honoré

Title:
Douglass Howell and four pioneers im American handmade paper : Laurence Barker, Walter Hamady, Clinton Hill, Golda Lewis
Author:
Honoré, Andrea Swanson  Search this
Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University)  Search this
Dieu Donné Papermill  Search this
Subject:
Howell, Douglass Morse  Search this
Barker, Laurence  Search this
Hamady, Walter  Search this
Hill, Clinton 1922-  Search this
Lewis, Golda d. 2005  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
20th century
Topic:
Paper, Handmade  Search this
Paper work  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
TS1124.5 .P37 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_828667

6451 : made in the midwest : Walter Hamady's 6451 students

Author:
Hamady, Walter  Search this
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Hamady, Walter  Search this
Physical description:
[42] p. (some folded) : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
[1993]
Topic:
Book design  Search this
Printing--Exhibitions  Search this
Printers--Exhibitions  Search this
Artists  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.35.U6 S62 1993
N7433.35.U6S62 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_442149

Two decades of Hamady and the Perishable Press Limited : an anecdotally annotated check list for an exhibition at Gallery 210/University of Missouri/St. Louis, 3 October 1984 through 4 November 1984 entitled: Hamady's Perishable Press, a 20th anniversary sampling of hand crafted books / by Walter Hamady

Author:
Hamady, Walter  Search this
University of Missouri--St. Louis Gallery 210  Search this
Subject:
Hamady, Walter Exhibitions  Search this
Perishable Press Limited Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[121] p. : ill., facsims. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Wisconsin
Date:
1984
Topic:
Book design  Search this
Small presses--Exhibitions  Search this
Imprints  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_337192

Walter Hamady [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.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_52323

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