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Humbert Howard papers, 1947-1981

Creator:
Howard, Humbert, 1905-1990  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10788
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214429
AAA_collcode_howahumb
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214429

Oral history interview with Humbert Howard

Interviewee:
Howard, Humbert, 1905-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Names:
Pyramid Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording)
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988 Oct. 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Humbert Howard conducted 1988 Oct. 26, by Marina Pacini for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home in Philadelphia, Pa.
Howard speaks of his education; his introduction to art; the importance of his studies at the Barnes Foundation; his work as the art director of the Pyramid Club, a Black social club in Philadelphia, where he was in charge of selecting the works for the annual exhibitions that featured the work of both New York and Philadelphia artists; and the exhibiting opportunities available to Black artists in Philadelphia. Howard's age at the time of the interview prevented him from recalling his career in much detail.
Biographical / Historical:
Humbert Howard (1915-1990) was a painter from Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.howard88
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-howard88

Oral history interview with Estelle Gross

Interviewee:
Gross, Estelle Shane, 1929-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Names:
Gross McCleaf Gallery  Search this
Day, Larry, 1921-  Search this
Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981  Search this
Howard, Humbert, 1905-1990  Search this
Lueders, Jimmy C., 1927-1994  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Weidner, Roswell, 1911-1999  Search this
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Sound recording, sound cassettes)
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 Apr. 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Estelle Gross conducted 1989 Apr. 5, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Gross speaks of her background and education; opening the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia; the artists represented, including Larry Day, Edith Emerson, Violet Oakley, Humbert Howard, Jimmy Lueders, Jane Piper, Carroll Tyson, Roswell Weidner, Harold Weston, Arthur B. Carles, and Hobson Pittman; the Philadelphia art scene including other galleries, the art press, collectors and changes over the past twenty years. Gross also discusses her studies under Hobson Pittman.
Biographical / Historical:
Estelle Shane Gross (1929-1992) was a gallery director of Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Gallery directors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gross89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gross89

Gross McCleaf Gallery selected artists' files

Creator:
Gross McCleaf Gallery  Search this
Names:
Broderson, Morris, 1928-2011  Search this
Carles, Arthur B., 1882-1952  Search this
Day, Larry, 1921-  Search this
Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981  Search this
Howard, Humbert, 1905-1990  Search this
Lueders, Jimmy C., 1927-1994  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Piper, Jane, 1916-1991  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Tyson, Carroll Sargent, 1878-1956  Search this
Weidner, Roswell, 1911-1999  Search this
Weston, Harold, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1947-1986
Scope and Contents:
Thirteen artists' files containing resumes, letters, consignment lists, photographs and slides of works, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs on Arthur B. Carles, Larry Day, Edith Emerson, Humbert Howard, Jimmy Lueders, Violet Oakley, Jane Piper, Hobson Pittman, Fairfield Porter, Carroll S. Tyson, Roswell Weidner, Neil Welliver, and Harold Weston. The Day, Howard, and Pittman files also contain photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in 1969 as the Marlin McCleaf Gallery. After Marlin McCleaf's departure in December 1969, the gallery was incorporated as the Gross McCleaf Gallery, with Estelle Gross as the sole proprietor.
Provenance:
Selected from gallery records for microfilming.
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 dealers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Identifier:
AAA.grosmccl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grosmccl

Humbert Howard papers

Creator:
Howard, Humbert, 1905-1990  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scrapbooks
Date:
1947-1981
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter Humbert Howard contains correspondence (1963-1976); printed material, including clippings, exhibition announcements, and catalogs (1962-1981); photographs of Howard and his works of art; and two scrapbooks (1947-1980), which include photographs of works of art, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and correspondence.
Biographical / Historical:
Humbert Howard (1905-1990) was an African American painter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Howard studied at Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Philadelphia Works Progress Administration's Art Project painting landscapes. In 1945, he became the art director of the Pyramid Club.
Provenance:
Lent in 1991 by David and Carla Howard, the son and daughter-in-law of Humbert Howard, Microfilmed as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.howahumb
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-howahumb

Oral history interview with Humbert Howard, 1988 Oct. 26

Interviewee:
Howard, Humbert, 1905-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Subject:
Pyramid Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11445
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211953
AAA_collcode_howard88
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211953
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