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Oral history interview with Robert Powell Coggins

Interviewee:
Coggins, Robert P., 1924-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
Chambers, Willie M.  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932  Search this
Jones, Nell Choate, 1879-1981  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound files, digital, wav file)
16 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1985 September 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Robert Powell Coggins conducted 1985 September 26, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Coggins speaks of his family and educational background; growing up in Marietta, Georgia; his first purchase of English portraits and Dutch still lifes; his decision to concentrate on collecting Southern American art; his interest in various southern painters including Willie M. Chambers, Nell Choate Jones, Elliott Daingerfield, and Thomas Addison Richards; efforts to refine and expand the collection by acquiring art that captures the "tranquil, slow, relaxed politeness of the true South"; and his continuing struggle to be accepted by art historians and museum officials.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Powell Coggins was a physician and art collector from Marietta, Georgia.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.
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.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Georgia -- Marietta -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Southern States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.coggin85
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fe082ff0-2fd6-4a7e-8e09-c9c81a490529
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coggin85
Online Media:

Nell Choate Jones papers

Creator:
Jones, Nell Choate, 1879-1981  Search this
Names:
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((545 items on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1924-1968
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, sketchbooks and drawings, printed material and photographs.
Reels 1003-1004: Correspondence includes 26 letters regarding Jones' career as artist, civic leader, and president of the National Association of Women Artists, and 1 letter each from Sen. Richard Russell and Orval E. Faubus to R.L. Carswell; biographical material; 115 clippings; 3 sketchbooks and 9 drawings; 45 catalogs and announcements; 21 lists of exhibits of the NAWA; miscellaneous papers; and a scrapbook containing ca. 110 clippings, announcements and other material.
Reel 1008: 105 photographs, mostly of Jones' work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Brooklyn, New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1972 by Nell Choate Jones.
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  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jonenell
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96b9d0bf0-829f-489e-8fca-698a2f222409
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jonenell

Cotton Blooms, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0377
Date:
Ca. 1936
Topic:
Still Life--Foliage--Cotton  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_374133

Georgia Red Clay, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1989.01.094
Date:
1946
Topic:
Landscape--Georgia  Search this
Architecture exterior--Detail--Fence  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990072
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_374345

Court Day, Marietta, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal, pencil, ink, and gouache on tracing paper
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1989.01.096
Topic:
Landscape--Georgia--Marietta  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990135
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_374495

A Family Affair, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1989.01.092
Date:
1927
Topic:
Figure group--Family  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990136
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_374497

Marietta Saturday, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1989.01.097
Topic:
Landscape--Georgia--Marietta  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990137
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_374498

Spring Time - Flower Vendor Entering Atlanta, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal, pencil, ink, and gouache on tracing paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1989.01.093
Topic:
Occupation--Vendor  Search this
Landscape--Season--Spring  Search this
Object--Flower  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990138
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_374499

Watermelon Harvest, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1989.01.095
Date:
1942
Topic:
Occupation--Farm--Harvesting  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Object--Fruit--Watermelon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990139
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_374501

Autumn Trees, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0722
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990429
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375194

Bus Stop - Deep South, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0351
Topic:
Landscape--United States--Southern States  Search this
Travel--Land--Bus  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990430
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375197

Cabbage Farm, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0270
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Plant--Cabbage  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990431
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375198

Connecticut Bridge, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0594
Topic:
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Landscape--Connecticut  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990432
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375199

Flatbush, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C1454
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990433
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375200

Landscape with Mountains, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0440
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990434
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375202

Moving Out, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0288
Date:
After 1936; before 1956
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990435
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375203

Sunset, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C1126
Topic:
Landscape--Time--Sunset  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990436
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375205

Taos Church, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0234
Topic:
Architecture--Religious--Church  Search this
Landscape--New Mexico--Taos  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990437
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375207

Town in the Alps, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and ink on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta Georgia 30901 Accession Number: 1993.C0494
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain--Alps  Search this
Landscape--Town  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67990438
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375209

The Fortune Teller, (painting)

Painter:
Jones, Nell Choate 1879-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil and gouache on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Johnson Collection, The 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203 Spartanburg South Carolina 29306 Accession Number: 2004.08.08
Topic:
Occupation--Occult--Fortune Teller  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Architecture exterior  Search this
Control number:
IAP 68670384
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_467877

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