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Henry Warshaw letters from Perkins Harnly, 1969-1982

Creator:
Warshaw, Henry  Search this
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Citation:
Henry Warshaw letters from Perkins Harnly, 1969-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8754
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210935
AAA_collcode_warshenr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210935

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan research material on Perkins Harnly

Creator:
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Names:
Index of American Design  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) -- Exhibitions  Search this
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Extent:
200 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Date:
1979-1984
Scope and Contents:
In his correspondence with Hartigan (1979-1984), Harnly discusses Cornell, the Levy Gallery, the Index of American Design, his own career, and other artists such as Howard Taft Lorenz. Hartigan's correspondence concerning the exhibition includes letters from Harnly's friend Henry Warshaw. Hartigan's research materials on Harnly include her typed interview questions with Harnly's written responses, newspaper and magazine articles, exhibition catalogs and announcements, copies of the Index of American Design data sheets for Harnly's watercolors, an exhibition history and chronology, Harnly's undated autobiographical notes, two photographs of Harnly, and photographs of works of art by Harnly not included in the NMAA exhibition.
Biographical / Historical:
Lynda Hartigan is an art historian and museum curator; Washington, D.C. Perkins Harnly is best known for his imaginative watercolor renderings of Victorian interiors for the Index of American Design. Harnly grew up in Nebraska. From childhood he was fascinated by the decorative and popular arts, especially by late Victorian design and domestic architecture. Through travel and self-education, he broadened his knowledge of design and developed his skill as a watercolorist. The Index of American Design commissioned him to compose watercolor renderings of American interiors decorated and furnished in the Victorian style. After the dissolution of the Federal Project in 1943, he worked as a sketch artist for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio in Hollywood.
Provenance:
Collected by Lynda Hartigan for the exhibition PERKINS HARNLY: FROM THE INDEX OF AMERICAN DESIGN, which she co-curated with Virginia Mecklenberg, at the National Museum of American Art (1981-1982). Hartigan initially became interested in Harnly because he had exhibited in a three-man show at the Julien Levy Gallery with Joseph Cornell in the early 1930s. After some searching, she found Harnly living in a hotel in Culver City, California, and began a detailed correspondence with him.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Watercolorists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Interior decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hartlynd
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c9e905e6-040c-43d4-b848-db4cba3dca14
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartlynd

Sarah Burns research material on Perkins Harnly, circa 1932-1985

Creator:
Burns, Sarah, 1946-  Search this
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Subject:
Harnly, Perkins  Search this
Citation:
Sarah Burns research material on Perkins Harnly, circa 1932-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)22123
AAA_collcode_burnsara
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_22123

Oral history interview with Perkins Harnly, 1981 Oct. 15

Interviewee:
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Pennington, Estill Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Perkins Harnly, 1981 Oct. 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13338
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212715
AAA_collcode_harnly81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212715

Perkins Harnly papers, 1946-1985

Creator:
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Citation:
Perkins Harnly papers, 1946-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7129
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209263
AAA_collcode_harnperk
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209263

Perkins Harnly papers

Creator:
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1946-1985
Scope and Contents:
Biographical fact sheets, 1971; postcards from Harnly to Bill Alexander; correspondence; writings, including the manuscripts, "Somersault, Nature's Undesirable," 1964, and "My Kingdon for a Hearse," 1971, and short stories; financial material; a watercolor drawing by Harnly entitled, "Millie, the Messy Old Mermaid"; clippings and exhibition-related material; and photographs of Harnley and of his works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Perkins Harnly (1901-1986) was a painter, illustrator, and watercolorist, who depicted Victorian furnishings and interiors and was from Culver City, Calif. Mr. Harnly illustrated for Index of American Design (25 pictures), 1938-1941.
Provenance:
The donor, Bill Alexander was a friend of Harnley.
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:
Painters -- California  Search this
Illustrators -- California  Search this
Watercolorists -- California  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.harnperk
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92d2c043e-909e-44b3-b7fd-4f5641e680c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harnperk

Henry Warshaw letters from Perkins Harnly

Creator:
Warshaw, Henry  Search this
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((67items on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1982
Scope and Contents:
Letters, incomplete letters, and postcards from Harnly to Warshaw.
Biographical / Historical:
Attorney; Marina Del Rey, Calif. Warshaw is a friend of painter Perkins Harnly.
Provenance:
Donated 1982 by Henry Warshaw.
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:
Painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.warshenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9248d861f-99a9-4333-8aa7-7bf47f030b9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-warshenr

Oral history interview with Perkins Harnly

Interviewee:
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Pennington, Estill Curtis  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording)
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 Oct. 15
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Harnly Perkins, conducted 1981 Oct. 15, by Estill Pennington for the Archives of American Art, at the National Museum of American Art, in Washington, D.C.
Harnly speaks of painting portraits of famous actors and documenting various interiors for the Index of American Design. He recalls working in a cafeteria and his respect for various artist, including Joseph Cornell and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Perkins Harnly (1901-1986) was a painter from Culver City, Calif.
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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.harnly81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw979f0e7bc-e9b7-4c8d-8e75-91d5b9ff017e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harnly81
Online Media:

Sarah Burns research material on Perkins Harnly

Creator:
Burns, Sarah  Search this
Names:
Harnly, Perkins, 1901-1986  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1932-1985
Scope and Contents:
Sarah Burns research material on Perkins Harnly measures 1.7 linear feet and dates from circa 1932-1985. Included are letters from Perkins Harnly to Bill Paxton; personal and professional correspondence; printed material and source material; writings by Perkins and others; a photograph album; photographs, negatives, transparencies and slides of works of art by Harnly; photographs of Harnly, his family, friends, colleagues and his travels; 3 VHS videos and 3 audio cassettes of interviews with Perkins conducted by Bill Paxton and Tom Huckabee and 1 VHS video "Perkins Harnly" by Alan Warshaw, 1969; lists of works of art by Harnly; and postcards from Harnly's travels.
Biographical / Historical:
Sarah Burns is professor Emeritus of art history at Indiana University. Burns studied the career of artist Perkins Harnly (1901-1986) and wrote the book The Emphatically Queer Career of Artist Perkins Harnly and His Bohemian Friends, 2021.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Perkins Harnly papers, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan resarch material on Perknis Harnly, and a 1981 oral history interview with Perkins Harnly.
Provenance:
Donated in 2022 by Sarah Burns.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.burnsara
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93116fed2-a06f-431b-989b-0edec37639a3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-burnsara

Perkins Harnly : from the Index of American Design

Author:
Harnly, Perkins 1901-1986  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Harnly, Perkins 1901-1986  Search this
Physical description:
15 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
©1981
Topic:
Interior decoration in art  Search this
Interior decoration--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H283 N2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_148252

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