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James Cahill Papers

Creator:
Cahill, James, 1926-2014  Search this
Names:
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M., 1934-  Search this
Cahill, James, 1926-2014  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Fu, Shen, 1937-  Search this
Lawton, Thomas, 1931-  Search this
Ledderose, Lothar date  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing, 1920-  Search this
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Sickman, L. C. S. (Laurence C. S.)  Search this
Soper, Alexander Coburn, 1904-  Search this
Vinograd, Richard Ellis date  Search this
Wang, Chi-ch'ien  Search this
Wu, Nelson Ikon, 1919-  Search this
Extent:
12 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Manuscripts
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Japan
Berkeley (Calif.)
China
Date:
1945-1996
Summary:
Papers created by Asian art historian, curator, and collector Dr. James Francis Cahill. Includes personal and professional correspondence and project files documenting his many publications, lectures and activities in the Asian art field. Documents span his early career at the Freer Gallery of Art, where he served as curator of Chinese art from 1957-1965, and his tenure 1965-1994 as Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.
Scope and Content Note:
The James Cahill Papers span the years 1945 to 1996 and measures 15 linear feet. The collection includes: personal and administrative correspondence with other art historians, art dealers and collectors; lecture manuscripts and administrative material and correspondence with art museums, universities and other organizations in the Asian art community. There are also several personal letters and postcards with family friends of James and Dorothy Cahill. The folder descriptions were retained from Cahill's own folder titles and organized alphabetically within each series.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series:

Series 1 -- Project Files, 1945-1996

Series 2 -- Correspondence with Individuals, 1945-1996
Biographical Note:
1926 -- Born, Fort Bragg, CA

1950 -- Receives BA degree in Oriental Languages from University of California, Berkeley

1952 -- Receives MA degree in Art History from University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor

Circa 1953 -- Holds a museum training fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

1954-1955 -- Studies with Shujiro Shimada at Kyoto University in Japan on a Fulbright Scholarship

1956 -- Works with Osvald Sirén in Stockholm on his seven-volume series "Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles" Joins staff of Freer and Sackler Gallery as Curator of Chinese Art

1958 -- Receives PhD in Art History from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, working principally with Max Loehr

1960 -- Publishes first and highly influential book: "Chinese Painting." In: Treasures of Asia series, Editions d'Art Albert Skira, Geneva, Switzerland 1960. Published also in French and German editions

1965 -- Leaves the Freer and Sackler Gallery to accept position as Professor of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley

1973 -- Goes to China as member of the Chinese Archaeological Delegation, first group of art historians to visit China from the US

1976 -- Publishes first of projected five-volume series on later Chinese paintings: "Hills Beyond a River: Chinese Painting of the Yuan Dynasty"

1977 -- Visits China as chairman of Chinese Old Painting Delegation

1978 -- Publishes second of projected five-volume series on later Chinese painting: "Parting At the Shore: Chinese Painting of the Early and Middle Ming Dynasty"

1978-1979 -- Accepts appointment as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard; delivers series of lectures titled, "The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in 17th Century Chinese Painting"

1982 -- Publishes "Barnhart-Cahill-Rogers Correspondence, 1981" (collection of correspondence published for colleagues) The Harvard lecture series: "The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in 17th Century Chinese Painting" published as a book, receives College of Art Association's Morey Prize for Best Art History book

1998-1999 -- Spends a year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton with his wife, the art historian and artist Hsingyuan Tsao

2007 -- Former students organize 80th birthday party/symposium at Berkeley, titled: "Returning to the Shore"

2010 -- Became the 12th Recipient of the Charles Lang Freer Medal

Present -- Living in Vancouver, Canada
Related Material:
The James Cahill website, http://www.jamescahill.info/ which contains digitized versions of selected unpublished papers, correspondence and personal reminisces.
Provenance:
Gift of James Cahill.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Due to cold storage requirements, digital surrogates are prefered for access. One week's notice is required prior to access originals.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Occupation:
Art historians  Search this
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Manuscripts
Citation:
James Cahill papers, 1945-1996. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of James Cahill, December 12th, 2001.
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.11
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-11

The New Chinese landscape : six contemporary Chinese artists = Chung-kuo shan-shui-hua ti hsin chʻuan-tʻung / by Chu-tsing Li and Thomas Lawton ; sponsored by the JDR 3rd Fund

Title:
The New Chinese landscape : six contemporary Chinese artists = 中國山水畫的新傳統 / by Chu-tsing Li and Thomas Lawton ; sponsored by the JDR 3rd Fund
New Chinese landscape
Six contemporary Chinese artists
Chung-kuo shan-shui-hua ti hsin chʻuan-tʻung
Author:
Lawton, Thomas  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Rockefeller, John Davison (1906-1978) Fund  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Subject:
Ch'en, Ch'i-k'wan 1921-  Search this
Fong, Chung-ray 1934-  Search this
Wang, Chi-chuan 1907-  Search this
Yu, Chen-yao 1903-  Search this
Zhuang, Zhe 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
21 p., 1 folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
Call number:
759.951 .L5
ND1366.L54X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_354404

Catalogue of the Oriental collection / Stephen Addiss and Chu-tsing Li, editors ; calligraphy by Kwan S. Wong

Author:
Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art  Search this
Addiss, Stephen 1935-  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 145 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Kansas
Lawrence
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Art, East Asian  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
709.5 .H34
N582.L24A55
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_847652

Rocks, trees, clouds and water : the art of Hung Hsien / [Chu-tsing Li]

Title:
Art of Hung Hsien
Author:
Hung, Hsien 1933-  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art  Search this
Everson Museum of Art  Search this
Hunter Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Hung, Hsien 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
[68] p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
[1978]
Call number:
ND1049.H947 A4 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_851274

Passion for the mountains : Seventeenth century landscape paintings from the Nanjing Museum / Willow Weilan Hai Chang ; with an essay by Chu-tsing Li ; poems translated by Ben Wang

Title:
Seventeenth century landscape paintings from the Nanjing Museum
Gu shan qing : Nanjing bo wu yuan cang shi qi shi ji shan shui hua
故山青 : 南京博物院藏十七世纪山水畫
Nanjing bo wu yuan cang shi qi shi ji shan shui hua
南京博物院藏十七世纪山水畫
Author:
Chang, Willow Hai  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
China Institute Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Nanjing bo wu yuan  Search this
Physical description:
179 : chiefly ill. (some col.), map ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Landscape painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1366.73 .C43 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_854947

Trends in modern Chinese painting : the C. A. Drenowatz Collection / Chu-Tsing Li

Author:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Drenowatz, C.A  Search this
Subject:
Drenowatz, Charles A Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 248 p. : 88 ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .L498
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_860495

The autumn colors on the Ch'iao and Hua Mountains : a landscape by Chao Meng-fu

Author:
Li, Chu-tsing, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Zhao, Mengfu 1254-1322 Ch'iao Hua ch'iu sê  Search this
Physical description:
109 p. illus., plates (1 col.) 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
Call number:
759.951 .L63
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_860745

The Freer Sheep and goat and Chao Meng-Fu's horse paintings

Author:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Zhao, Mengfu 1254-1322 Sheep and goat  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. plates (part fold.) 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
Topic:
Horses in art  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .L64
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_860749

Orientalia Helvetica: Chinese paintings in the Charles A. Drenowatz collection

Author:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. plates. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
Call number:
759.951 .L641
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_860763

A thousand peaks and myriad ravines : Chinese paintings in the Charles A. Drenowatz Collection / Chu-tsing Li

Author:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Drenowatz, Charles A Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (xi, 319 p., [55] leaves of plates) : ill. (part col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1974
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .L642
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_860768

The art of Annie Wong = Liang Jiehua de yi shu = L'Arte di Annie Wong / [editor: Felix Wong ; preface: Li Chu-tsing]

Title:
The art of Annie Wong = 梁潔華的藝術 = L'Arte di Annie Wong / [editor: Felix Wong ; preface: Li Chu-tsing]
Liang Jiehua de yi shu
梁潔華的藝術
L'Arte di Annie Wong
Liang Jiehua
梁潔華
Art of Annie Wong
Author:
Wong, Annie  Search this
Wong, Felix  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Wong, Annie  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 x 39 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Y20th century
Canada
Ontario
Toronto
Date:
2001
[2001]
Topic:
Women in art  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1049.W66 A4 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_865411

Zhongguo xian dai hui hua shi. Wan Qing zhi bu / Li Zhujin, Wan Qingli

Title:
中国现代绘画史. 晚清之部 / 李铸晋, 万青力著
Wan Qing zhi bu
晚清之部
Author:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Wan, Qingli  Search this
Physical description:
253 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1043.5 .L48 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_865786

Que hua qiu se : Zhao Mengfu de sheng ping yu hua yi / Li Zhujin zhu

Title:
鵲華秋色 : 趙孟頫的生平與畫藝 / 李鑄晉著
Zhao Mengfu de sheng ping yu hua yi
趙孟頫的生平與畫藝
Author:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Zhao, Mengfu 1254-1322 Que hua qiu se  Search this
Subject:
Zhao, Mengfu 1254-1322  Search this
Physical description:
384 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Landscape painting, Chinese  Search this
Landscape painting, Chinese--Appreciation  Search this
Call number:
ND1049.Z438 L53 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_866243

Tradition and transformation : studies in Chinese art in honor of Chu-tsing Li / edited by Judith G. Smith

Title:
Studies in Chinese art in honor of Chu-tsing Li
Studies in honor of Chu-tsing Li
Author:
Smith, Judith G. 1941-  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Physical description:
502 p. : ill., port. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
N7340 .T69 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_867855

The Chinese scholar's studio : artistic life in the late Ming period : an exhibition from the Shanghai Museum / editors, Chu-Tsing Li, James C.Y. Watt ; contributors, James C.Y. Watt ... [et al.]

Author:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Watt, James C. Y  Search this
Shanghai bo wu guan  Search this
Asia Society Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Shanghai bo wu guan  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 218 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
N7343.5 .C47 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_870047

Wu Guanzhong, a contemporary Chinese artist = Wu Guanzhong hua zhan / Lucy Lim, editor ; foreword by Xiong Bingming ; introduction by Michael Sullivan ; essays by Richard Barnhart, James Cahill, Chu-Tsing Li

Title:
Wu Guanzhong, a contemporary Chinese artist = 吳冠中畫展 / Lucy Lim, editor ; foreword by Xiong Bingming ; introduction by Michael Sullivan; essays by Richard Barnhart, James Cahill, Chu-tsing Li
Wu Guanzhong hua zhan
吳冠中畫展
Author:
Wu, Guanzhong 1919-  Search this
Lim, Lucy  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Cahill, James 1926-2014-  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco  Search this
Subject:
Wu, Guanzhong 1919-  Search this
Physical description:
183 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
ND1049.W7045 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_873143

Zhao Mengfu "Qiao Hua qiu se tu" / Li Zhujin zhu

Title:
赵孟頫 "鹊华秋色图" / 李铸晋著
Autumn colors on the Chʻiao and Hua mountains
Author:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Zhao, Mengfu 1254-1322  Search this
Physical description:
118 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
Call number:
ND1044.4.C56 L5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_874033

Artists and patrons : some social and economic aspects of Chinese paintings / edited by Chu-tsing Li ; co-editors, James Cahill [and] Wai-kam Ho ; contributors, Claudia Brown ... [et al.]

Author:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Cahill, James 1926-2014-  Search this
Ho, Wai-kam  Search this
Brown, Claudia 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
248 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1989
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Art patronage--History  Search this
Call number:
ND1043.4 .A7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_875163

Zhongguo xian dai hui hua shi. Wan Qing zhi bu, 1840 zhi 1911 / Li Zhujin, Wan Qingli

Title:
中國現代繪画史. 晚淸之部, 一八四0 至一九一一 / 李鑄晋, 萬靑力
Author:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Wan, Qingli  Search this
Physical description:
206 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1043.5 .L48
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_890172

Liu, Kuo-sung : the growth of a modern Chinese artist / by Chu-tsing Li ; [bibliography by Mrs. Liu, Kuo-sung]

Author:
Li, Chu-tsing 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Liu, Guosong 1932-  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. : ill. (part col.), fold. col.front.; 25 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
C1969
Modern
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.L78 L6 E1969
759.951 .L552
N40.1.L78L6 E1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_331102

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