Files related to Washington, D.C. art activities; photographs; scrapbook; and guestbook.
REELS 2424-2425: Scrapbook on Comès' sitters Leonie Adams, Elizabeth Bishop, Katherine Garrison Chapin, Martin D' Arcy, Walter de la Mare, Denis Devlin, Richard Eberhart, Robert Frost, Caroline Gordon, Ralph Hodgson, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Robert Lowell, Katherine Anne Porter, Ezra Pound, St. John Perse, Sir John Rothenstein, Karl Shapiro, Allen Tate, Mark Van Doren, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Cornelius Weygandt and Anne Goodwin Winslow, containing letters, clippings, book reviews, photos of sitters and Comès' portraits. Also included are photos of Comès and printed material relating to her.
REEL 2424, frames 3-243: A guest book, containing signatures, comments, sketches, photographs, clippings, and letters from artists, poets, writers, and other guests of Comès, including Walter de la Mare, Robert Frost, Leon Masson, Katherine Anne Porter, Sir John Rothenstein and Sir William Rothenstein, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and others. Also included are photographs of Comès and her family.
UNMICROFILMED: Artist, dealer, institution, and subject files containing letters, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, photographs, and other printed materials relating to Washington, D.C. art activities. Included are: files on artists Caroline Van Hook Bean, Ruby Grady, Jacob Kainen, Frank Wright, and others; files on the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Foundry, the Studio Gallery, and other galleries; subject files on the Art Barn, the D.C. chapter of the Artists Equity Association including membership lists and address labels, 1970-1972, the Art in the Embassies Program, the Conference on Artists and Taxes, 1977, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Federal Government and the art, including material on bills and hearings, 1973-1977, the Washington art community, women and the arts, art materials hazards, includes published works by Joy Luke Turner, and crafts.
Also included are a paper "Government Sponsorship of the Arts under the WPA and Ceta," by Martha Malles, 1978; clippings, with reviews by John Canady and others; photographs, undated and 1971-1973, of Marcella Comès, Art Barn happenings, including 45 slides, 1974, and Artists Equity Association, Washington chapter, exhibitions; a published reference directory of Washington art, WASHINGTON TODAY, 1967; and one 16mm amateur film circa 1974.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter, photographer; Washington, D.C. b. 1905. d. July 6, 2000. Married name Mrs. Randolph Winslow. Trained at the Carnegie School of Fine Arts and privately in Europe. Comès played an active part in the local D.C. art community; as a member of the Women's Commission of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, president of the D.C. chapter of Artists Equity Association, 1969-1971, and as the national vice-president, 1971-1973. Comès was the ex-officio portraitist to the Poetry Chair at the Library of Congress.
Lent and donated 1982 by Marcella Comes.
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.
Primarily files on approximately 200 artists of New Mexico and the Southwest containing biographical data, inquiries from researchers and owners of paintings requesting information on artists, photocopies of correspondence between artists and the Museum of Fine Arts and others, exhibition announcements, catalogs and invitations, press releases, clippings, and printed material. Also found is correspondence of the director Edward Hewett and curator Paul Walter. Microfilm reel contents are as follows: [Note several files were microfilmed out of alphabetical order - those names are listed both in the alphabetical list as well as by reel number]
REEL 3370: Clinton Adams, Kenneth Adams, Frank G. Applegate, Felipe Archuleta, Merle Armitage, Patrocino Barela, Bert Barnes, Charles Barrows, (Gustave Baumann -see reel 3436), (Donald Beauregard - see reel 3185), (Josef Bakos-see reel 3214), Harrison Begay, George Bellows, Tom Benrimo, Oscar E. Berninghaus, Earl Biss, George W. Blodgett, Howard Bobbs, Homer Boss, Elizabeth and Stanley Breneiser, Dorothy Brett, Lawrence Calcagno, T.C. Cannon, Gerald Cassidy (filmed out of sequence on reel 3214), Kenneth M. Chapman, Russell Cheney, Allan Clark, Regina Tatum Cooke, Irving Couse, Russell Cowles, Catherine Critcher, Doris Cross, Woodrow Crumbo, Andrew Dasburg.
REEL 3371: Robert Daughters, (Randall Davey - see reel 3436), Eleanor De Ghize, Giuseppe De Olmi, John Diehl, Clare Dieman, Thurman Dillard, Gussie Du Jardin, Dorothy Dunn, Ralph Douglass, Herbert Dunton, Charles Du Tant, Edward G. Eisenlohr, (Fremont Ellis - see reel 3436), Robert C. Ellis, Robert M. Ellis, George (Jorge) Fick, Harry Fonseca, Louise Ganthiers, Leon Gaspard, Boris Gilbertson, Laura Gilpin, Lloyd L. Goff, Ruben E. Gonzalez, R.C. Gorman, Allan Graham.
REEL 3372: Lez Haas, Arthur Haddock, Arthur and Norma Hall, Juan Hamilton, Frederick Hammersley, Una Hanbury, Alonzo Hauser, William Penhallow Henderson, E. Martin Hennings, Joe H. Herrera, Velino Herrera, Victor Higgins, Hilaire Hiler, Alexandre Hogue, Allan Houser, Oscar Howe, Odon Hullenkremer, Peter Hurd.
REEL 3373: Wilson Hurley, Foster Hyatt, Joseph A. Imhof, Rebecca Salsbury James, Luis Jimenez, Louise Crow.
REEL 3185: Donald Beaugregard (filmed out of sequence), Fred Kabotie, Dora Kaminsky, Buffalo Kaplinski, Aaron Karp, Anna E. Keener, Ramon Kelley, Yeffee Kimball, Paul Kinslow, Gene Kloss, Janusz and nancy Kozikowski, Otto Kuhler, Greg La Chapelle Armond Lara, Karl Larsson, Barbara Latham, Tom Lea, Ralph Leon, Earl Linderman, Janet Lippincott.
REEL 3186: Larry Littlebird, Harlan and Nell Lizer, Gisella Loeffler, Charles Loloma, George Lopez, Robert Lougheed, Reginald Loving, William Lumpkins, Thomas S. Macaione, Sara Mack, Maria Martinez, Charles Mattox, Ila McAfee, Roderick Mead, Ralph Meyers, (Alfred Morang - see reel 3436),Jesús Bautista Moroles, Forrest Moses, Ira Moskowitz, Carol Mothner, Ann Moul,Lee Mullican, Arthur Musgrave, Datus Myers, Gerald Nailor, Dan Namingha, Bruce Nauman, Eugene Newmann, John Nieto, Frederick O'Hara, (Georgia O'Keeffe-filmed out of sequence on reel 3214), Sheldon Parsons, Ralph M. Pearson, Tom and Louise Perkinson, Amado Peña, Tonita Peña, Bert G. Phillips, Aline Porter, Kenneth Price, Jean Promutico.
REEL 3187: Juane Quick-to-See Smith, Robert D. Ray, Kevin Red Star, Doel Reed, Gail and Zachariah Rieke, Eliseo Rodriguez, Warren E. Rollins, Julius Rolshoven, Alfonso Royban, Ford Ruthling, Sibyl Saam, Birger Sandzén, Paul Sarkisian, Frank P. Sauerwein, Howard Schleeter, Albert Schmidt, Fritz Scholder, Agnes Sims.
REEL 3188:: Eric Sloane, Vladan Stiha, Earl Stroh, Beth Ames Swartz, Quincy Tahoma, Agnes Tait, Richard Thompson, Andy V. Tsinajinie, Walter Ufer, Theodore Van Soelen, Pablita Velarde, Carlos Vierra, Harold Joe Waldrum, John Wenger, Harold E. West, Randy Lee White, J. R. Willis, Henriette Wyeth, Beatin Yazz, Webb Young, John Young-Hunter.
REELS 3436-3437: Gustave Baumann, Randall Davey, Fremont Ellis, Alfred Morang, Willard Nash, Will Schuster and John Sloan (includes ca. 50 letters, many illustrated, from Sloan to Will Schuster, 1922-1951.)
REEL 3214: Jozef G. Bakos, Gerald Cassidy and Georgia O'Keeffe.
REEL 3292: Copies of correspondence, 1917-1924, of the Museum of Fine Arts Director Edgar L. Hewett and curator Paul A. F. Walter with artists, including Gustave Baumann, Oscar E. Berninghaus, Ernest L. Blumenschein, Gerald Cassidy, E. Irwin Couse, Helena Dunlap, W. Herbert Dunton, Marsden Hartley, E. Martin Hennings, Robert Henri, Victor Higgins, Leon Kroll, Walter Pach, Bert G. Phillips, Doris Rosenthal, Walter Ufer and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum; Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming by the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, in 1984 as part of AAA's Texas Arts Documentation Project.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.