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Column # 31, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ben Tre, Howard 1949-2020  Search this
Medium:
Cast glass
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E Atlanta Georgia 30309 Accession Number: 1986.286
Date:
1986
Topic:
Architecture exterior--Detail--Column  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 10540001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_298970

Three Columns, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Leeper, Doris Marie 1929-2000  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Peachtree Center Public Relations Office 229 Peachtree Street Atlanta Georgia 30303
Date:
Ca. 1965
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75003758
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_6673

Oral history interview with Ben E. Shute

Interviewee:
Shute, Ben E., 1905-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
High Museum of Art  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Bush-Brown, Margaret Lesley, 1857-1944  Search this
Halsey, William, 1915-1999  Search this
Harris, Julian H.  Search this
Jackson, Wendell  Search this
Shorter, Edward  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ben E. Shute conducted 1965 June 4, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art. Shute speaks of coming from the Art Institute of Chicago to teach at the High Museum of Art; how in terms of art in 1928 in Atlanta, it was considered a dark age, due to the fact that art was hardly being taught anywhere; how he had little to do with the WPA, but felt it helped the arts in Georgia a great deal; his major interests in the art field; and the state of art in Georgia. Shute recalls Julian H. Harris, Wendell Jackson, Margaret Bush-Brown, Edward Shorter, Bill Halsey, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Ben E. Shute (1905-1986) was a painter in Atlanta, Georgia.
General:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 32 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.shute65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shute65

Arthur U. Newton Galleries records

Creator:
Arthur U. Newton Galleries  Search this
Names:
Newton, Arthur U. (Arthur Ulysses), 1892-1978  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1962
Scope and Contents:
Business correspondence between Arthur U. Newton and the Albany Institute of History and Art, Archives de la Province, Quebec, Canada, Atlanta Art Association High Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, Duveen Brothers, Inc., New York City, Montclair Art Museum, Newark Art Museum Association, New York Zoological Society, Henry Ringling North, E. P. Richardson, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and others; exhibition invitations, announcements and catalogs for exhibitions at Arthur U. Newton Galleries, ca. 1935-1956; and magazine and newspaper clippings.
Also included are five photographs of art works by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Reginald Marsh, William Mosby, and Jose Clemente Orozco in which lynchings are depicted.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Owned by Arthur U. Newton.
Provenance:
The bulk of the gift, comprised of clippings, exhibition invitations, announcements and catalogs, was transferred from the NMAA/NPG Library, August 12, 1975.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Identifier:
AAA.arthu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-arthu

Don Reitz Papers

Creator:
Reitz, Don, 1929-2014  Search this
Names:
Autio, Rudy, 1926-2007  Search this
Yamamoto, Yukio  Search this
Extent:
11.6 Linear feet
11.2 Gigabytes
Culture:
Ceramicists--Arizona  Search this
Educators--Arizona  Search this
Sculptors--Arizona  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Photographs
Sketches
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1935-2015
Summary:
The papers of artist and educator Don Reitz measure 11.6 linear feet and date from circa 1935 to 2015. The collection documents Reitz's work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material, correspondence; writings, interviews and lectures; documentation on workshops and performances; studio records; gallery and exhibition files; printed material, photographic material, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist and educator Don Reitz measure 11.6 linear feet and date from circa 1935 to 2015. The collection documents Reitz's work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material, correspondence; writings, interviews and lectures; documentation on workshops and performances; studio records; gallery and exhibition files; printed material, photographic material, and artwork.

Correspondence reflects relationships with professional organizations, museums and galleries, friends and family, as well as letters of recommendation from his years as an instructor. Notable correspondence is with fellow artists Rudy Autio and Yukio Yamamoto. Writings include essays and artist statements written by Reitz, as well as articles and essays written about Reitz by others. Lectures and interviews are featured in written form, as well as audio and video, including some digital video recordings. Reitz's notes include sound recordings captured in his car.

Workshop and performance files contain recordings, planning materials, contracts, and other documentation on instructional events led by Reitz. Studio records include technical files on kiln operation, supplies, project plans, and equipment.

Also found are detailed records of gallery and museum exhibitions, as well as commissions including public works and murals, in addition to various studio artwork inventories. Photographic material documents Reitz's participation in workshops and other presentations, and includes photographs of artwork, the Reitz Farm in Wisconsin, the Reitz Ranch in Arizona, as well as his early family life and military career. Photograph formats include snapshots, slides and digital images. Also included are various sketches by the artist as well as some by his niece Sara.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1935-2014 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1951-2014 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 3: Writings and Lectures, circa 1970-2012 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 3-5, 2.85 gigabytes; ER01-ER03)

Series 4: Workshops and Performances, circa 1972-2008 (0.7 linear feet; Box 5-6, 8.21 gigabytes; ER04-ER05)

Series 5: Studio Records, circa 1965-2010 (0.3 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 6: Galleries and Exhibitions, circa 1966-2014 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 6-7, 0.065 gigabytes; ER06)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1950-2014 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 8-9, 12)

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1940-2015 (2.8 linear feet; Boxes 9-13, 0.065 gigabytes; ER07)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1980-2012 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 11, 12)
Biographical / Historical:
Don Reitz (1929-2014) was a ceramic artist in Clarkdale, Arizona.

Reitz was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Belvidere New Jersey, before serving for four years in the U.S. Navy as a diver. After years working as a butcher and a house painter, Reitz attended Kutztown State Teachers College, where he studied Abstract Expressionism and discovered ceramics in his last year of study. Reitz quickly developed a passion for ceramics, built a kiln in his back yard, and enrolled in graduate school at Alfred University's New York State College of Ceramics. From 1962 to 1988 Reitz led the ceramics department at University of Wisconsin at Madison, while he raised his two children Brent and Donna on a nearby farm, where he also kept livestock and experimented in ceramic firing techniques.

Don Reitz is known for bringing the salt-firing ceramics technique to the United States, in which colorful metallic surfaces are applied to ceramics by throwing salt in the kiln, as opposed to applying paint-like slips on the clay before firing. Reitz is also widely recognized for expanding the traditional medium of ceramics to incorporate abstract and nonfunctional forms like his contemporaries Peter Voulkos and Rudy Autio, as well as incorporating elements of performance art into his demonstrations and workshops. In 1982 Reitz suffered injuries from a serious automobile accident and required years of rehabilitation. During this time Reitz's niece, Sara, was undergoing treatment for cancer. The two were instrumental in each other's recovery and elements of Sara's drawings for Don were incorporated into his work, imbuing a graphic sensibility and a bold use of color, while his ability to physically manipulate clay was impaired.

In 1988 Reitz moved to a ranch in Clarksdale, Arizona, where he continued to work after his retirement from teaching, building kilns of various types including wood-fire and Anagama kilns, traveling to conduct workshops, and accepting commissions for large-scale commissions and public works. While in Arizona, Reitz developed a strong friendship with Japanese ceramicist Yukio Yamamoto, who had been teaching in Flagstaff, Arizona. Throughout his career Reitz received numerous accolades including being named Trustee Emeritus of the American Craft Council, and making the Ceramic Monthly Reader's Poll as One of Twelve Greatest Living Ceramic Artists Worldwide in 1988 and 2001. Reitz's works are featured in numerous private and museum collections including the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the High Museum of Art. Don Reitz passed in 2014 after suffering from a series of heart attacks and related surgeries.
Don Reitz (1929-2014) was a ceramic artist in Clarkdale, Arizona. Reitz was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Belvidere New Jersey, before serving for four years in the U.S. Navy as a diver. After years working as a butcher and a house painter, Reitz attended Kutztown State Teachers College, where he studied Abstract Expressionism and discovered ceramics in his last year of study. Reitz quickly developed a passion for ceramics, built a kiln in his back yard, and enrolled in graduate school at Alfred University's New York State College of Ceramics. From 1962 to 1988 Reitz led the ceramics department at University of Wisconsin at Madison, while he raised his two children Brent and Donna on a nearby farm, where he also kept livestock and experimented in ceramic firing techniques. Don Reitz is known for bringing the salt-firing ceramics technique to the United States, in which colorful metallic surfaces are applied to ceramics by throwing salt in the kiln, as opposed to applying paint-like slips on the clay before firing. Reitz is also widely recognized for expanding the traditional medium of ceramics to incorporate abstract and nonfunctional forms like his contemporaries Peter Voulkos and Rudy Autio, as well as incorporating elements of performance art into his demonstrations and workshops. In 1982 Reitz suffered injuries from a serious automobile accident and required years of rehabilitation. During this time Reitz's niece, Sara, was undergoing treatment for cancer. The two were instrumental in each other's recovery and elements of Sara's drawings for Don were incorporated into his work, imbuing a graphic sensibility and a bold use of color, while his ability to physically manipulate clay was impaired. In 1988 Reitz moved to a ranch in Clarksdale, Arizona, where he continued to work after his retirement from teaching, building kilns of various types including wood-fire and Anagama kilns, traveling to conduct workshops, and accepting commissions for large-scale commissions and public works. While in Arizona, Reitz developed a strong friendship with Japanese ceramicist Yukio Yamamoto, who had been teaching in Flagstaff, Arizona. Throughout his career Reitz received numerous accolades including being named Trustee Emeritus of the American Craft Council, and making the Ceramic Monthly Reader's Poll as One of Twelve Greatest Living Ceramic Artists Worldwide in 1988 and 2001. Reitz's works are featured in numerous private and museum collections including the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the High Museum of Art. Don Reitz passed in 2014 after suffering from a series of heart attacks and related surgeries.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American art is an oral history interview with Don Reitz, 2006 June 6-7, conducted by Mija Riedel.
Provenance:
Donated in 2017 by Brent Reitz, Don Reitz's son.
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 and born-digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Don Reitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Ceramics -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Sketches
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Don Reitz papers, circa 1935-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.reitdon
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Don Reitz Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-reitdon

Jean Ellen Jones research material on Lizzie Wilkerson

Creator:
Jones, Jean Ellen, 1942-  Search this
Names:
Georgia State University  Search this
Wilkerson, Lizzie, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Video recordings
Date:
1978-1984
Summary:
The Jean Ellen Jones research material on African American artist Lizzie Wilkerson measures 0.2 linear feet and date from 1978 to 1984. The collection includes printed material, photographic material, and a video recording, Everything That Grows and Moves: The Art of Lizzie Wilkerson.
Scope and Contents:
The Jean Ellen Jones research material on African American artist Lizzie Wilkerson measures 0.2 linear feet and date from 1978 to 1984. The collection includes printed material, photographic material, and a video recording, Everything That Grows and Moves: The Art of Lizzie Wilkerson.

Printed Material includes photocopies of clippings, an exhibition catalog from the 1983 Georgia State University Art Gallery exhibition curated by Jean Ellen Jones, and cards with reproductions of Wilkerson's work. Photographic material includes a black and white portrait of Lizzie Wilkerson and color slides of her work.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in two series.

Series 1: Printed Material, 1983-1984 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Photographic Material, 1978-1983 (Box 1; 3 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Jean Ellen Jones is an art historian in Atlanta, Georgia. She taught at Georgia State University and curated a traveling exhibition of Lizzie Wilkerson's work for the Georgia State University Art Gallery in 1983.

Lizzie Wilkerson (1895-1984) was an African American self-taught artist. She worked as a share-cropper and a maid and began painting at the age of 77. She worked primarily in watercolor and pen to create images depicting farm animals, crops, fish, Bible stories, and spiritual matters. Her work is held in collections at the American Folk Art Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the High Museum of Art.
Provenance:
The Jean Ellen Jones research material on Lizzie Wilkerson was donated to the Archives of American Art by Jean Ellen Jones in 1986 and 1987.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Georgia  Search this
Topic:
Folk art -- Georgia  Search this
Self-taught artists--Georgia--Atlanta  Search this
Watercolorists--Georgia--Atlanta  Search this
Women artists  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Video recordings
Citation:
Jean Ellen Jones research material on Lizzie Wilkerson, 1978-1984, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jonejean
See more items in:
Jean Ellen Jones research material on Lizzie Wilkerson
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jonejean

Lillian Genth papers

Creator:
Genth, Lillian Mathilde, 1876-1953  Search this
Names:
Bender, William H., Mrs, 1894-  Search this
Foss, Sam Walter, 1858-1911  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Items (linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1904-1958
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook containing resume, clippings, magazine articles, reproductions of her paintings, and typescripts of poetry by Samuel Walter Foss; a sales ledger, ca. 1904-1947; photographs, and a catalog from a memorial exhibition, 1958; a royalty contract with the Detroit Publishing Company, 1916; and a receipt for a gift of paintings to the High Museum of Art from Mrs. William H. Bender, Jr., 1955.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
The donor, Mrs. William H. Bender, was a friend of Lillian Genth, and executrix of her estate; also Mrs. Bender owned a number of Genth's paintings.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.gentlill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gentlill

Hyman Robert Bizinsky papers

Creator:
Bizinsky, Hyman Robert, 1915-1982  Search this
Names:
McGill, Ralph, 1898-1969  Search this
Morgan, Edward P., 1910-1993  Search this
Soupault, Philippe, 1897-  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1946-1990
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, sketches, sketchbooks, clippings, and exhibition announcements. Papers record the career of Bizinsky from his 1946-1951 years in Paris and his lifelong friendship with crusading Atlanta Constitution editor Ralph McGill. Also included are 2 pages (4 sides) of Bizinsky's ink sketches of horses, a 1967 sketchbook, a sketch diary and loose sketches. Among the correspondents are Edward P. Morgan, the noted journalist and newsman, and Philipe Soupault, French poet and art critic (one letter, in French).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, teacher; Los Angeles, Calif. Bizinsky was a post-impressionist painter of city and landscapes. He attended classes at Atlanta's High Museum of Art, and worked as a cartoonist for the Atlanta Constitution under editor Ralph McGill, who became his mentor, a lifelong friend, and collector of Bizinsky's work. He later attended the Art Students' League in N.Y. and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beauz-Arts in Paris. From 1946-1951 he worked in Paris with fauvist Emile-Othon Friesz and exppressionist Yves Brayer. He returned to the U.S. in 1951 under a scholarship from the Huntington Hartford Foundation in Southern California, and settled in Los Angeles where he became active in the Westwood Art Association.
Provenance:
Donated by Mrs. H. Robert Bizinsky, widow, 1994.
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 students -- France -- Paris  Search this
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Caricaturists -- Georgia -- Atlanta  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.bizihyma
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bizihyma

Beverly Buchanan papers

Creator:
Buchanan, Beverly, 1940-  Search this
Names:
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Scott, Arden  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Extent:
18.3 Linear feet
1.07 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photograph albums
Motion picture film
Date:
1912-2017
bulk 1970s-1990s
Summary:
The papers of African American sculptor, painter, and land artist Beverly Buchanan measure 18.3 linear feet and 1.07 gigabytes, and date from 1912 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence; writings; and exhibition and project files, including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery. Material related to professional activities; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; photographic material, including photograph albums; and artwork are also found in the collection.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American sculptor, painter, and land artist Beverly Buchanan measure 18.3 linear feet and 1.07 gigabytes, and date from 1912 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence; writings; and exhibition and project files, including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery. Material related to professional activities; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; photographic material, including photograph albums; and artwork are also found in the collection.

The Beverly Buchanan papers contain biographical material including address books, calendars, awards and education certificates, identification documents, family history research material, and a recorded interview with Marcia Yerman for Women in Art; correspondence with friends and colleagues including Lucy Lippard and Lowery Stokes Sims, and with galleries and museums such as Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the High Museum of Art. Also included are writings such as artist's statements, journals and notebooks, notes, and writings by others about Beverly Buchanan; exhibition and project files including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery and Steinbaum Krauss Gallery of various exhibitions; material related to professional activities including teaching files and grant and fellowship applications; personal business records such as sales and consignment records; printed material including clippings, exhibition and event announcements and catalogs, magazines, posters, a video recording of A World of Art profile, and other published material; and scrapbooks, including one documenting Buchanan's City Walls series, containing primarily photographs and artwork with some printed material. The collection also contains photographic material including photographs, snapshots, negatives, and photograph albums; and artwork including sketchbooks, drawings, folded cardboard artwork, and illustrated cards.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as ten series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1917-2015 (Box 1, Boxes 19-20; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1919-1954, 1967-2017 (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet; ER01, 0.017 GB)

Series 3: Writings, 1960-circa 2009 (Boxes 2-3; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition and Project Files, 1974-2001, 2010-2017 (Boxes 3-4, OV 21, FCs 22-23; 1.9 linear feet; ER02, 0.020 GB)

Series 5: Professional Activities, 1962, 1979-2005 (Box 4, Box 19; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1966-2010 (Box 4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1912, 1923-2014 (Boxes 4-7, Box 19, OV 21; 3.6 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1970-circa 1977 (Box 7, Box 20; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2013 (Boxes 7-13, Boxes 16-18, Box 20; 8.8 linear feet; ER03, 1.03 GB)

Series 10: Artwork, 1956-2013, undated (Boxes 13-15, Box 20; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Beverly Buchanan (1940-2015) was an African American sculptor, painter, and land artist in Macon, Georgia. Born in Fuquay, North Carolina and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Buchanan studied medical technology at Bennett College before going on to earn two master's degrees in parasitology and public health from Columbia University in 1968 and 1969. Her artistic career began in 1971 when she enrolled in a class at the Art Students League in New York City taught by Norman Lewis. She moved to Georgia in 1977.

Buchanan is most well known for her "shack" sculptures and paintings, depictions of houses tied to Southern identity and memory.

Buchanan has been included in exhibitions at institutions such as Cinque Gallery, Truman Gallery, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA, the Chrysler Museum, and a traveling retrospective exhibition organized by the Montclair Art Museum. Her work is included in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, High Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Beverly Buchanan has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and the Women's Caucus for Art lifetime achievement award, among others. She died in 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Provenance:
The Beverly Buchanan papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Jane Bridges, Buchanan's friend and executor.
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 born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference 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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Georgia  Search this
Painters -- Georgia  Search this
Topic:
Environmental art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photograph albums
Motion picture film
Citation:
Beverly Buchanan papers, 1912-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.buchbeve
See more items in:
Beverly Buchanan papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buchbeve

Male figure

Maker:
Bangwa artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, encrustation
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 91.4 x 26 x 18.4 cm (36 x 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Grassfields region, Cameroon
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Commemorative  Search this
Leadership  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Acquisition grant from the James Smithson Society
Object number:
80-11-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7d426ca79-f4f3-4e1d-b0dc-63cdebf7d78c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_80-11-1

Jar

Maker:
Bamana artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 63.5 x 52 x 50.2 cm (25 x 20 1/2 x 19 3/4 in.)
Type:
Ceramics
Geography:
Mali
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Human  Search this
lizard  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
81-1-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys71258b05c-3e54-4be0-8ef4-175c62ddba37
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_81-1-2

Reliquary guardian figure

Maker:
Tsogo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, metal, pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 38.2 x 12.2 x 13.2 cm (15 1/16 x 4 13/16 x 5 3/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Gabon
Date:
Late 19th to mid-20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-102
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7b4c79746-671e-4655-a05f-a84845b4bf5b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-102

Female figure with child

Object Name:
ntadi
Maker:
Kongo artist  Search this
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 34.5 x 12 x 12 cm (13 9/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Boma region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Commemorative  Search this
mother and child  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-107
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys729703613-8b91-4876-9e19-2f4741973d04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-107

Male figure

Object Name:
mukuya
Maker:
Bembe artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 17.5 x 7 x 5 cm (6 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Congo
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
leopard  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
composite animal  Search this
pith helmet  Search this
Power  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-111
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys73b3f49be-52c7-4154-b2ca-02e7913984b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-111

Female figure

Maker:
Luba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, gourd, seeds, metal, plant fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 40.6 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm (16 x 8 x 8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Late 19th to early 20th century
Topic:
Initiation  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
tool  Search this
Power  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-115
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7b7497f72-0b11-41b8-9e14-efb923dec76c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-115

Female figure

Maker:
Chokwe artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, brass tacks, glass beads, plant fiber, oil
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 32.5 x 10.5 x 14.5 cm (12 13/16 x 4 1/8 x 5 11/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Angola
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
tool  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-116
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys75442da25-88d9-456f-a2dd-b0a7367c33ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-116

Figure

Maker:
Shona artist  Search this
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 33 x 9.5 x 9 cm (13 x 3 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Zimbabwe
Date:
Unknown
Topic:
Human  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-119
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys70feb8a01-001a-4a2e-b5c2-75db03bb0955
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-119

Male figure

Maker:
Tsonga artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 98 x 16 x 12 cm (38 9/16 x 6 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
Late 19th century
Topic:
Initiation  Search this
Status  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-120
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
NMAfA, South Gallery (1141)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys78fb72d2b-2b33-4fc8-82f4-fad8249061ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-120

Male figure

Object Name:
mma
Maker:
Anyi artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 38.6 x 14 x 22.2 cm (15 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Commemorative  Search this
musical instrument  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-162
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys72762eee2-1feb-47c5-acad-2297ad8f69f4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-162

Vessel

Object Name:
kurowa
Maker:
Akan artist  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21 x 30.4 x 29.4 cm (8 1/4 x 11 15/16 x 11 9/16 in.)
Type:
Ceramics
Geography:
Ghana
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
Funerary  Search this
Commemorative  Search this
Status  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
Human  Search this
snake  Search this
musical instrument  Search this
mudfish  Search this
star  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-164
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys73b798ef6-6ccc-4b97-91e3-96bd2aa7cf3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-164

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