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William Sergeant Kendall papers

Creator:
Kendall, William Sergeant, 1869-1938  Search this
Names:
Yale University. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney), 1861-1942  Search this
Kendall, Beatrice, 1902-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1936
Scope and Contents:
Biographical accounts, letters (1931-1936), notes, writings, a watercolor sketch, clippings (1913-1934); an exhibition catalog, and photographs of works of art.
Included are 5 letters to Kendall's daughter, Beatrice, 1934-1936, a letter from conservator David Rosen, 1931, and one from Charles Curran complimenting Kendall on his work in the Academy; a release agreement between Sidney Oppenheimer and Kendall regarding Kendall's payment for a "figure or bust" manufactured by the Henry Bonnard Bronze Co., 1900; Kendall family histories;
an edited biographical account; a typescript of an article by Kendall on the Yale University Art School, 1914; a watercolor landscape sketch by Kendall; 5 clippings, 1913-1934; a catalog for a Kendall memorial exhibition at Yale; six photographs of works of art. Also included are
a note from Peter A. Juley & Sons listing negatives of 14 paintings by Kendall; and a two page note listing furniture for disposal.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter. Kendall studied at the Art Students League, with Thomas Eakins in Philadelphia, and in Paris with Oliver Merson at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and became a National Academician in his early thirties. Served as Dean of the School of Fine Arts at Yale University, 1913-1922.
Provenance:
Donated by the Duke County Historical Society, Martha's Vineyard, Mass, who received them from an anonymous donor. [Kendall's father had a home in Vineyard Haven, but little connection with Martha's Vineyard. The Society accepts material relating to Vineyard history.]
Three items received were transferred to the Mass. Historical Society: a typescript of a journal chronicling a voyage from Boston to Calcutta in the Brig. Smyrna, commanded by Kendall's grandfather, H. Rogers Kendall, Jr. (1827-1828); a memorandum of agreement regarding the sale of ships to H. R. Kendall (October 29, 1858); and a typescript of the diary of a Boston wool merchant in London to buy raw wool for New England factories in 1835.
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:
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.kendwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kendwill

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