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Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer papers

Creator:
Mayer, Ralph, 1895-1979  Search this
Names:
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A., 1916-1979  Search this
Hammer, Victor Karl, 1882-  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan, 1899-1964  Search this
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
MacKendrick, Lilian  Search this
Mayer, Bena Frank, 1898-1991  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1920]-1964
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, photographs, art work, subject files, scrapbooks, and printed material.
REELS D211-D213: Ralph Mayer's correspondence is with artists, conservators, museum directors, publishers, art organizations, and others. Notebooks contain data on 19th century canvas makers and dealers of artists' materials. Also included are correspondence and a ledger regarding restoration and conservation of paintings, 1929-1963; files on Columbia University, the National Academy of Design, the Newark Museum, The New York State Department of Commerce, the Whitney Museum of Art, subway murals, and other subjects; and correspondence with the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding standards for paints and pigments. Photographs are of Ralph Mayer's paintings. Correspondents include: George Biddle, Isabel Bishop, Alexander Brook, Charles Burchfield, Richard A. Florsheim, Victor Hammer, Stefan Hirsch, Peter Hurd, Lilian MacKendrick, Kenneth H. Miller, Walter Pach, Abraham Rattner, John Sloan, and David Smith.
Bena Frank Mayer's papers consist of biographical material, clippings, correspondence, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and photographs of her paintings. Two scrapbooks contain printed material, letters, and photographs regarding the Mayers' careers.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence includes Ralph Mayer's, 1930-1964, mainly concerning the use of artists' materials, Bena Frank correspondence, 1910-1977, and letters concerning Mayer's book, The Painter's Craft, 1948. Among his correspondents are Josef Albers, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Georgia O'Keeffe, Walter Pach, Paul Sample, John Sloan, and Frederic Taubes. Subject files are on the Artists' Laboratory, the Art Students League, Gustav Berger, Huntington Hartford, the MacDowell Colony, the National Academy of Design, Diego Rivera murals, subway murals, and other subjects. Writings consist of papers on commercial standards of paint, a typescript of The Painter's Craft, and lecture notes from classes Mayer taught at the Art Students League and Columbia University.
Art work consists of sketchbooks and sketches. Photographs are of the Mayers, their studios, family, friends, and paintings. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, brochures, clippings, and posters. There are also six scrapbooks, ca. 1930-1940, containing clippings, photographs, letters received, and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Ralph Mayer: conservator, restorer, painter. Died 1979. Bena Frank Mayer: painter. They lived in New York. Ralph Mayer was educated as a chemical engineer, and spent several years working in the manufacture of paints and varnishes. He also studied painting at the Art Students League. His work in conservation and artists' materials led him to found the Artists Technical Research Institute in 1959. Author of The Artists Handbook of Materials and Techniques (1940) and The Painter's Craft (1948), and numerous articles. Taught at Columbia University.
Provenance:
Material on reels D211-D213 was lent for microfilming in 1965 by Ralph Mayer. Portions were subsequently donated along with unmicrofilmed material, 1972-1979, by Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer.
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:
Art restorers  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Restorers  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Art -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mayeralp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dd9999e2-6a80-4d08-9531-d0f9c0ecb497
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayeralp

The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago records

Creator:
University of Chicago. Renaissance Society  Search this
Names:
Beisel, Frances Strain, 1898-1962  Search this
Bloch, Albert  Search this
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917  Search this
Hammer, Victor Karl, 1882-  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Extent:
9.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and business records.
Files on exhibitions, lectures and special events including exhibitions of Edgar Degas, Victor Hammer, Fernand Leger, Jose Clemente Orozco, Hans Richter, John Sloan, Chicago artists, architects, and collectors. Files contain correspondence with director Frances Strain Beisel, museums, lenders, and artists; press releases, exhibition announcements and catalogs, reviews, checklists, photographs of artists and their work, loan records, and clippings; and files on "Artist Members" exhibitions and the Christmas exhibit and sale, "Contemporary Art for Young Collectors."
Correspondence; a record book, financial, membership, and administrative records, annual reports, and minutes from Board of Directors' meetings; photographs; clippings, press releases, exhibition announcements, brochures and newsletters; and one painting and a print by Albert Bloch.
A ledger, 1960-1964, containing brief entries for exhibitions and memberships.
Biographical / Historical:
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (founded 1915) is an art society in Chicago, Illinois. Founded to advance understanding and appreciation of art in all forms. A non-profit organization presenting major shows by established and undiscovered artists.
Provenance:
Donated by the Rennaissance Society, 1979-1987.
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.
Function:
Arts organizations -- Illinois
Art museums, University and college -- Illinois -- Chicago
Identifier:
AAA.univchic
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw945d7dfb3-445b-428a-9ea1-a650b8f18801
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-univchic

Sir Thomas Heath, (painting)

Painter:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Subject:
Heath, Thomas  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, pastel, and pencil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1985.84.1
Date:
Ca. 1930s
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Dress--Ceremonial  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08586080
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_476591

Sketch of Hand and Bowl, (painting)

Painter:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Medium:
Pastel and pencil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1985.84.2
Date:
Ca. 1920
Topic:
Object--Other--Dish  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Hand  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08586081
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_476592

Sketch of Hand Holding a Medallion, (painting)

Painter:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Medium:
Pastel and pencil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1985.84.3
Date:
Ca. 1920s
Topic:
Object--Other--Medal  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Hand  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08586082
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_476593

Sketches of Hand and Back of a Man with Skull Cap, (painting)

Painter:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pencil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1985.84.4
Date:
Ca. 1920s
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Hand  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08586083
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_476594

Richard Gerstl, Oskar Kokoschka / by Jane Kallir ; with essays by Victor Hammer and Lotte Mandl Friedlander

Author:
Kallir, Jane  Search this
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Friedlander, Lotte Mandl  Search this
Galerie St. Etienne  Search this
Subject:
Gerstl, Richard 1883-1908  Search this
Kokoschka, Oskar 1886-1980  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
C1992
Call number:
N40.1.K82 K14 1992
N40.1.K82K14 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_422216

Victor Hammer : an artist's testament

Author:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Hammer, Carolyn Reading  Search this
Anvil Press (Lexington, Ky.)  Search this
Subject:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Physical description:
304 p. : 1 col. port. ; 29 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H22 A1 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494860

Victor Hammer : [the drawings of Victor Hammer : an exhibition of a selection from the artist's works]

Author:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Morlan Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
27 p., 25 leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
C1970
Call number:
N40.1.H22x M6
N40.1.H22xM6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_234850

Victor Hammer, artist and craftsman / John Rothenstein

Author:
Rothenstein, John 1901-1992  Search this
Subject:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Physical description:
57 p., [13] leaves of plates : col. ill., ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978
Call number:
N40.1.H22 R8
N40.1.H22R8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_113285

Victor Hammer, a retrospective exhibition, April 4-25, 1965, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Author:
North Carolina Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Physical description:
91 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
1965?]
Call number:
N40.1.H22N8
ND237.H28N6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_92891

Victor Hammer

Author:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Subject:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
C1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1017856

Bust of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hammer, Victor Karl 1882-1967  Search this
Subject:
Von Hofmannsthal, Hugo  Search this
Medium:
Bronze on slate base
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Kentucky Art Museum Rose Street & Euclid Avenue Lexington Kentucky 40506-0241 Accession Number: 76.11.7
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75005268
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_9619

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