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Interview with Wadsworth Jarrell

Creator:
Jarrell, Wadsworth, 1929-  Search this
Hudson Street Productions  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth, 1929-  Search this
Subject:
AFRICOBRA (Group of artists)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Date:
2010
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22052
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Interviews of AfriCOBRA founders, 2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22052

Parish Gallery records

Creator:
Parish Gallery  Search this
Names:
Adenaike, Tayo  Search this
Gentry, Herbert, 1919-2003  Search this
Horrom, Marilyn  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth, 1929-  Search this
Lewis, Samella S.  Search this
McNeil, Bruce  Search this
Miller, Sandi Ritchie  Search this
Montgomery, Evangeline J.  Search this
Ogburn, David, 1942-  Search this
Parish, Norman, 1937-2013  Search this
Extent:
6.4 Linear feet
11.73 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Date:
1940-2013
bulk 1991-2013
Summary:
The records of Parish Gallery, located in Washington, D.C., measure 6.4 linear feet and 11.73 gigabytes and date from 1940 to 2013, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1991 to 2013. This collection consists primarily of exhibition files, but also includes administrative files, as well as some biographical material related to Norman Parish's career before opening the gallery.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Parish Gallery, located in Washington, D.C., measure 6.4 linear feet and 11.73 gigabytes and date from 1940 to 2013, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1991 to 2013. This collection consists primarily of exhibition files, but also includes administrative files, as well as some biographical material related to Norman Parish's career before opening the gallery.

Exhibition files include printed materials, photographic material, correspondence, loan agreements, born digital material, and other materials related to exhibitions held at Parish Gallery. In some cases exhibition files serve as artist files as well, with additional materials related to artists' work. Notable artists included within these files are Wadsworth A. Jarrell, Oggi Ogburn, Evangeline J. (E. J.) Montgomery, Bruce McNeil, Sandi Ritchie Miller, Marilyn Horrom, Samella Lewis, Herbert Gentry, and Tayo Adenaike.

Administrative files include materials related to Galleries 1054, where Parish Gallery was located; as well as a proposal from Black Artists of DC; correspondence; and clippings.

Norman Parish biographical material includes documents related to Norman Parish's art career and honors and awards he received.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series.

Series 1: Exhibition Files, 1940-1944, 1971-2013, bulk 1991-2013 (Boxes 1-6, OV 8-9, ER01-ER20; 5.9 linear feet)

Series 2: Administrative Files, 1991-2013 (Box 6; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Norman Parish Biographical Material, 1970-2013 (Box 7, ER21; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Parish Gallery (established 1991-closed 2013) was a gallery in Washington, D.C. Founded by artist Norman Parish (1937-2013), the gallery was known for exhibiting artwork by African American and international artists. Parish's wife Gwen co-managed the gallery from the beginning until it closed its doors. Over the course of its 22 year history, Parish gallery exhibited the works of over 170 artists from Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco, France, Spain, Greece, and many other countries. In articles and interviews, Parish underscored the gallery's dedication to showing the works of underrepresented artists of all backgrounds, though the primary focus was the members of the African diaspora, and help them promote their work.

Norman Parish was born in New Orleans in 1937 and grew up in Chicago. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1960 and contributed to the Wall of Respect in 1967. He was a painter and was in several exhibitions. In 1988 Parish moved to Washington, D.C., and he opened Parish Gallery in Georgetown in 1991, making it one of the few galleries owned by an African American at the time. The gallery quickly grew in prominence over the years highlighting the works of major artists such as Wadsworth Jarrell, Herbert Gentry, and E. J. Montgomery, as well as artists from the United States and abroad. The final exhibition at the gallery was entitled Norman Parish: The Artist in 2013. Parish passed away that same year.
Provenance:
The Parish Gallery records were donated in 2016 by Gwen Parish, Norman Parish's widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of electronic records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
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:
Gallery owners -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Parish Gallery records, 1940-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.parigall
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Parish Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parigall
Online Media:

Interviews of AfriCOBRA founders

Creator:
Hudson Street Productions  Search this
Names:
AFRICOBRA (Artists' group)  Search this
TV Land (Television network)  Search this
Harris, Michael D.  Search this
Jarrell, Jae, 1935-  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth, 1929-  Search this
Jones-Henderson, Napoleon, 1943-  Search this
Jones-Hogu, Barbara  Search this
Lawrence, Carolyn  Search this
Mallory, Howard  Search this
Sengstacke, Robert A., 1943- (Robert Abbott)  Search this
Extent:
0.607 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Date:
2010
Summary:
The interviews of AfriCOBRA founders measure 0.607 gigabytes and date from 2010. This collection includes digital transcripts and audio files of interviews with AfriCOBRA founders Michael Harris, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Carolyn Lawrence, Howard Mallory, and Robert Sengstacke.
Scope and Contents:
The interviews of AfriCOBRA founders measure 0.607 gigabytes and date from 2010. This collection includes digital transcripts and audio files of interviews with AfriCOBRA founders and artists Michael Harris, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Carolyn Lawrence, Howard Mallory, and Robert Sengstacke. TV Land/Hudson Street Production, Inc. conducted these interviews with AfriCOBRA founders and artists about their experiences as African American artists and about the artistic community.

In 2011, TV Land produced a documentary special AfriCOBRA: Art for the People. It is possible that these interviews are related to this project.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the interviews are arranged as one series.

Series 1: Interviews with AfriCOBRA Founders, 2010 (0.607 GB; ER01-ER09)
Biographical / Historical:
AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) is an African American artist collective founded in 1968, first as COBRA (Coalition of Black Revolutionary Artists), in Chicago, Illinois. AfriCOBRA artists were associated with the Black Arts Movement and the group grew out of discussions on how their art could express a Black aesthetic. The AfriCOBRA philosophy emphasized positive revolutionary ideas and community effort.
Provenance:
The interviews of AfriCOBRA founders were donated to the Archives of American Art by TV Land/Hudson Street Productions, Inc. via Deva Newman, Executive Producer and Melissa Bear, Vice President, business and legal affairs, in 2010.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records requires advance notice.
Rights:
Hudson Street Productions, Inc. retains copyright and signed AAA Non-Exclusive License.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Citation:
Interviews of AfriCOBRA founders, 2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.africobr
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Interviews of AfriCOBRA founders
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-africobr

Pitts Pub, (painting)

Title:
Pitt's Pub, (painting)
Painter:
Jarrell, Wadsworth 1929-  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Johnson Collection, The 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203 Spartanburg South Carolina 29306 Accession Number: 2014.12.07
Date:
1962
Topic:
Architecture interior--Commercial--Tavern  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking  Search this
Control number:
IAP 68670769
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_477704

AFRICOBRA experimental art toward a school of thought Wadsworth Jarrell ; with a foreword by Richard Allen May III

Author:
Jarrell, Wadsworth 1929-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xxvii, 292 pages) illustrations (chiefly color)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
United States
Date:
2020
20th century
Topic:
Black Arts movement  Search this
Ethnicity in art  Search this
Art--Political aspects--History  Search this
ART / American / African American  Search this
Art--Political aspects  Search this
Call number:
N6538.N5 J37 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unlimited users
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145355

A visual art proposal / Wadsworth Jarrell

Author:
Jarrell, Wadsworth 1929-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Donaldson, Jeff 1932-2004  Search this
AFRICOBRA (Group of artists) History  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
2018
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Artists' collectives  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1112052

AfriCOBRA : Now : an aesthetic reflection / Michael D. Harris

Author:
Harris, Michael D. 1948-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Donaldson, Jeff 1932-2004  Search this
Phillips, James 1945-  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth 1929-  Search this
AFRICOBRA (Group of artists) History  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2018
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American art--African influences  Search this
Artists' collectives  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1112053

Soul of a nation : art in the age of Black power / edited by Mark Godfrey and Zoé Whitley ; with contributions by Susan E. Cahan, David C. Driskell, Edmund Barry Gaither, Linda Goode Bryant, Jae and Wadsworth Jarrell, Samella Lewis

Editor:
Godfrey, Mark (Mark Benjamin)  Search this
Whitley, Zoé  Search this
Contributor:
Cahan, Susan  Search this
Driskell, David C.  Search this
Gaither, Edmund B.  Search this
Goode-Bryant, Linda  Search this
Jarrell, Jae 1935-  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth 1929-  Search this
Lewis, Samella S.  Search this
Host institution:
Tate Modern (Gallery)  Search this
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Physical description:
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
20th century
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American artists--History  Search this
Art and society--History  Search this
Black power--History  Search this
Black Arts Movement  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081189

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