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Andrew Dreselly papers, 1900-1981

Creator:
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985  Search this
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985  Search this
Subject:
Angel, John  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo  Search this
Keen, Edgar  Search this
Kirchmayer, John  Search this
Pellegrini, Ernest  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Carving (Decorative arts) -- United States  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9781
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212208
AAA_collcode_dresandr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212208

Andrew Dreselly papers

Creator:
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985  Search this
Names:
Angel, John, 1881-1960  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Keen, Edgar  Search this
Kirchmayer, John, 1860-1930  Search this
Pellegrini, Ernest, 1889-1955  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1900-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, notes, art works, clippings, and photographs document the sculptural projects, primarily for churches, undertaken by Andrew Dreselly and his colleagues.
Correspondence (1927-1972), primarily letters exchanged with sculptors, architects, and other colleagues, concerning sculpture projects; two pages of writings, and 2 drawings (one annotated) concerning the ornamentation of the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Va.; eight pencil outlines for crucifixion figures will related reproductions; an outline and 2 rubbings depicting a memorial stone for Katherine Sullivan (1938); and several clippings (1929-1933).
Photographs include one, taken by his son David, of Dreselly (ca. 1981) and prints and ca. 1000 unprinted negatives (1900-ca. 1960) of Dreselly's work and that of his colleagues, including John Angel, Arcangelo Cascieri, Edgar Keen, Johann Kirchmayer, and Ernest Pellegrini. Among the projects are the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, St. James Cathedral, and the Riverside Baptist Church in New York City; the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Va.; the Washington Cathedral in Washington, D.C.; and the East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, wood carver; Cambridge, Mass. Born in Cambridge to Bavarian immigrant parents. In 1907, he was apprenticed to Johann Kirchmayer at W. F. Ross Company, becoming foreman of the woodcarving and modeling shop upon Kirchmayer's retirement in 1921. During the 1920s and 1930s, Dreselly worked, through the Ross Company, on many large church projects in New York, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, and Boston. Ancangelo Cascieri was Dreselly's apprentice. In 1943, Dreselly moved to the Schwamb Company and from 1948 until his retirement in 1967, he was head of carving and modeling at Irving & Casson.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Andrew Dreselly; a photograph of Dreselly was donated 1985 by his son, David Dreselly.
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:
Wood-carvers  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Carving (Decorative arts) -- United States  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.dresandr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9061664d8-50eb-4363-949a-bcc777be8393
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dresandr

Panel with Carved Buddha, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Keen, Edgar 1896-1964  Search this
Medium:
Oak wood panel
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Relief
Owner/Location:
Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art Hanover New Hampshire 03755 Accession Number: S.938.30.1
Date:
1938
Topic:
Religion--Buddhism--Buddha  Search this
Control number:
IAS 30660100
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_476361

Panel with Carved Thor Figure, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Keen, Edgar 1896-1964  Search this
Medium:
Oak wood panel
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Relief
Owner/Location:
Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art Hanover New Hampshire 03755 Accession Number: S.938.30.3
Date:
1938
Topic:
Mythology--Nordic--Thor  Search this
Control number:
IAS 30660101
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_476384

Panel with Carved Greek Athlete and Horse, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Keen, Edgar 1896-1964  Search this
Medium:
Oak wood panel
Culture:
Greek  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Relief
Owner/Location:
Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art Hanover New Hampshire 03755 Accession Number: S.938.30.2
Date:
1938
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Occupation--Sport  Search this
Control number:
IAS 30660102
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_476385

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