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Lowell Nesbitt papers

Creator:
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Names:
Indiana, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928- -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
50.2 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Paintings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Designs
Collages
Prints
Date:
circa 1903-1993
bulk 1950-1993
Summary:
The papers of painter, photographer and sculptor Lowell Nesbitt measure 50.2 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). The collection documents Nesbitt's career through biographical material, correspondence, subject files, business and financial records, source material, artwork, photographs and audiovisual records, printed material and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of painter, photographer and sculptor Lowell Nesbitt measure 50.2 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). The collection documents Nesbitt's career through biographical material, correspondence, subject files, business and financial records, source material, artwork, printed and digital matter, photographs and audiovisual records and scrapbooks.

Biographical Material includes documentation of Nesbitt's education and other personal documents. Plans and designs for Nesbitt's properties on West Twelfth Street, New York City and Kent, New York are arranged in the series for architectural records for homes and studios

Correspondence and Subject Files are voluminous and record Nesbitt's interaction with individuals, businesses and organizations and includes personal and family correspondence in addition to correspondence relating to galleries, exhibitions, commissions he undertook and committees on which he served.

Artwork by Nesbitt includes a small collection of collages, drawings, paintings, prints and sketchbooks. Source material comprises approximately 11 linear feet of material, primarily newspaper and magazine clippings and photographs, relating to a large variety of subjects that inspired Nesbitt, such as flowers, fruits and vegetables, dogs and other animals and the studios of other artists including Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol.

Photographs are of Nesbitt, his friends, family, colleagues and his pets, as well as subjects of interest to him in his work. Also of note are twenty-seven folders of photographs taken by photographer Jack Mitchell of Nesbitt and others.

Printed Material contains publicity material and documents exhibitions of Nesbitt's work. Additional photographs and printed material are found in the Scrapbooks.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1932-1988 (Boxes 1, 40, OV 58; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 2: Architectural Records for Homes and Studios, 1977-1992 (Boxes 1-2, 40; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 3: Notes and Writings, 1981-1990 (Boxes 2-3; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 4: Calendars and Addressess, 1973-1993 (Boxes 3-5; 1.25 linear ft.)

Series 5: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1940-circa 1990s (Boxes 5-12, 40, OV 51; 8.0 linear feet, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 6: Business and Financial Records, circa 1910-1993 (Boxes 12-14; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1948-1989 (Boxes 15-16, 41-42, OVs 52, 55; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 8: Source Material, 1965-circa 1990s (Boxes 16-26, 43-45, OV 53; 12.0 linear ft.)

Series 9: Photographs and Audiovisual Records, 1965-circa 1990s (Boxes 16-26, 43-46, OV 53, FC 76-78; 12.3 linear ft.)

Series 10: Printed Material, circa 1960s-circa 1990s (Boxes 37-39, 45, OVs 48-50, 54, 56, 60; 3.05 linear feet

Series 11: Scrapbooks, 1964-1992 (Boxes 61-75; 6.6 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Painter, photographer, and sculptor Lowell Nesbitt worked primarily in New York City.

Lowell Nesbitt was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1933. In college he studied stained glass and printmaking, graduating from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia in 1955 and attending the Royal College of Art in London from 1955 to 1956.

After serving for several years in the United States Army in the mid 1950s, Nesbitt received his first exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1958. By 1963 he had moved to New York City and by the 1970s had emerged as one of the most well known artists in the United States. Nesbitt was frequently grouped with the photo realists and was best known for more than four hundred works he created with the flower as his central theme. In addition to flowers, Nesbitt's subjects included studio interiors, dogs, fruits and vegetables, bridges and buildings in New York, and male nudes. He began experimenting with printmaking in the 1960s and produced more than a hundred original prints in the course of his lifetime, primarily in the medium of dry point engraving. In 1963 he began a series of x-ray inspired paintings and was credited with being the first artist to produce a body of work of this kind. During the same period he began a long-standing relationship with the Howard Wise Gallery in New York, a space known for it's devotion to art and new technology.

In 1969 and 1970 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration named Nesbitt the official artist of the Apollo 9 and Apollo 13 missions. In 1980 the United States Postal Service released a series of four postage stamps based on his floral paintings.

Following a major one-man show at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC in 1964, Nesbitt's work was exhibitied widely in Europe and the United States. In New York City he was represented by the Stable Gallery, the Robert Stefanotti Gallery and the Andrew Crispo Gallery. In the late 1960s and early 1970s Nesbitt taught at Towson State and Morgan State Colleges in Maryland, and the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Nesbitt was active in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from the early 1980s until his death, serving as co-chairman on the Society's annual juried Project Rembrandt exhibition for artists with multiple sclerosis. He was also actively involved in fundraising for artists with HIV/AIDS.

Nesbitt's work is represented in many major museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Baltimore Museum of Art, Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris), Corcoran Gallery, Detroit Institute of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery.

Lowell Nesbitt died in 1993 at the age of 59.
Provenance:
A portion of the papers were donated by Lowell Nesbitt in 1984 and the bulk of the papers were a bequest from Nesbitt's estate in 1994.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Paintings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Designs
Collages
Prints
Citation:
Lowell Nesbitt papers, circa 1903-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nesblowe
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Weights

Maker:
Seederer-Kohlbusch, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, stainless steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 cm x 10.2 cm x 6.3 cm; 5 1/8 in x 4 in x 2 1/2 in
overall in case: 2 7/16 in x 5 3/16 in x 4 1/8 in; 6.19125 cm x 13.17625 cm x 10.4775 cm
Object Name:
Weights
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Credit Line:
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center
ID Number:
1988.0664.03
Accession number:
1988.0664
Catalog number:
1988.0664.03
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-7e7c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_332301
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Chasing Venus lecture series, Part 3: The American Expeditions of 1874 and 1882

Creator:
Smithsonian Libraries  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-06-01T20:39:07.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Library science  Search this
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SmithsonianLibraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianLibraries
EDAN-URL:
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Lithium Hydroxide Canister, Command Module, Apollo 11

Manufacturer:
Airesearch  Search this
Materials:
Anodized
Aluminum
Steel
Plastic
Synthetic Fabric
Paint
Dimensions:
3-D: 18.4 x 13.3 x 18.4cm (7 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Life Support
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19791600000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Doctor Albert Gibbs In Blue Room

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780467000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum
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Three Men Behind a Globe

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780468000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory November 13, 1971

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 28.1 × 35.6cm (11 1/16 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780469000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750862000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750863000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750864000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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EDAN-URL:
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Men in Mission Control

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750865000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c0701519-7c3f-4693-bcb5-07c2d0ca94cb
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Dr. Carl Sagan and ?

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750866000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d82fbec7-d19c-4b91-9462-bc14958e5c2f
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750867000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Cameraman at Goldstone

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750868000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv97ba0e7f9-64b2-437a-b1a9-adc4d2747355
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Press Site

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750869000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9011f8d64-ab88-43e9-bfca-61c3930dfd7b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19750869000
Online Media:

Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750870000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9551ef01f-d8a8-479a-8417-3366348fa57b
EDAN-URL:
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Goldstone

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 35.6 × 27.9cm (1 ft. 2 in. × 11 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750871000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9853e13a0-3ec5-4fde-ab11-6abcfc556eb2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19750871000
Online Media:

Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 35.6 × 27.9cm (1 ft. 2 in. × 11 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750872000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9826741cf-2d7e-4fab-80fd-374700ea7fb1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19750872000
Online Media:

Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 35.6 × 27.9cm (1 ft. 2 in. × 11 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750873000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90cd88fe5-f621-4f81-a7b8-2520d1c21733
EDAN-URL:
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Two Men at Control Room

Artist:
Paul Calle  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 35.6 × 27.9cm (1 ft. 2 in. × 11 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1971
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19750874000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b16abc4b-efbf-4e0b-9428-57abec3fbf30
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19750874000
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