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Thornton Oakley papers

Creator:
Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953  Search this
Names:
Artists' War Relief Committee of Philadelphia  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Council of Art Organizations of Philadelphia  Search this
Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, inc.  Search this
Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Philadelphia Art Alliance  Search this
Philadelphia Water Color Club  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Brinton, Christian, 1870-1942  Search this
Este, Florence, 1860-1926  Search this
Hamilton, John McLure, 1853-1936  Search this
Harkrider, John, 1900-  Search this
Mechlin, Leila, 1874-1949  Search this
Morrow, George, 1869-1955  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Robinson, Alexander, 1867-1952  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1906-1953
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, artist files and subject files relate to Oakley's activities as an artist and illustrator, and his involvement with numerous art organizations, including the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Philadelphia Water Color Club, the Artists' War Relief Committee of Philadelphia, and the Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts. Artist files on Cecilia Beaux, Florence Este, John Taylor Arms, John McLure Hamilton, Christian Brinton, George Morrow, Leila Mechlin, John Harkrider, Alexander Robinson, and Joseph Pennell, among others, primarily contain letters. Some also include photographs and printed matter. Four inches of letters from Beaux discuss working habits, portrait commissions, life in Paris, and personal matters. Letters from Este discuss life in France during the war, French artists, exhibitions at the Philadelphia Water Color Club, and Cecilia Beaux. Other material relates to Oakley's mural for the Franklin Institute.
Arrangement:
I.Finding aid. II.Cecilia Beaux correspondence, 1907-1942. III.Research materials for Oakley's biography of Beaux. IV.Florence Este correspondence, 1914-1925. V.Subject files, 1918-1952. VI.Artist files, 1906-1953.
Biographical / Historical:
Watercolorist and illustrator; Philadephia, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The papers were donated to the Brandywine River Museum by Oakley's daughter, Lansdale Oakley Humphreys. Unfilmed portions of the papers relate to publications, the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, the National Geographic Society, French and Scandinavian organizations, and war relief efforts, among other topics.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Watercolorists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate painters -- France  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Pennsylvania
Identifier:
AAA.oaklthor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cd8e26ae-52b3-4b24-bbec-dfb2d109a779
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-oaklthor

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