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Blind Musician, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New Britain Museum of American Art 56 Lexington Street New Britain Connecticut 06052 Accession Number: 73.15
Topic:
State of Being--Disabled--Blind  Search this
Performing Arts--Music  Search this
Figure  Search this
Control number:
IAP 07130620
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372729

Three centuries of Connecticut art : April 22nd through May 31st, 1981 / The New Britain Museum of American Art

Author:
Ferguson, Charles B  Search this
New Britain Museum of American Art  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Connecticut
Date:
1981
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
ND230.C8 T53
ND230.C8T53
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_141605

Present at the Conception: A Celebration of the Art Museum's first director Sanford B.D. Low / Sanford Hart Low

Creator:
Low, Sanford Hart  Search this
Names:
New Britain Museum of American Art  Search this
Low, Sanford B. D. (Sanford Ballard Dole), 1905-1964  Search this
Extent:
18 Pages (ill.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
2000 Oct. 25
Scope and Contents:
Illustrated lecture by Sanford Hart Low on his father, Sandy (Sanford) Ballard Doe Low, delivered at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Conn., 2000.
Biographical / Historical:
Low is the son of artist and museum director Sanford Ballard Dole Low (S.B.D. Low), long associated with the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Conn.
Provenance:
Donated 2002 by Sanford Hart Low.
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:
Art museum directors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lowsanf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bb325d14-8114-4006-af15-ca29985fc6a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lowsanf

West Hartford -- Hyland-Schutz Garden

Former owner:
Schutz, Robert Hutchins, 1865-1948  Search this
Schutz, Robert Hutchins Jr., 1903-1991  Search this
Architect:
Schutz, Robert Hutchins Jr., 1903-1991  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Landscape designer:
Stevenson, Katharine M., d. 1999  Search this
Canning-Malley, Jacqueline  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hyland-Schutz Garden (West Hartford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- West Hartford
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, site plans, planting lists, a detailed history of the property, and extensive documentation of garden ornamentation and furniture.
General:
The Hyland-Schutz Garden was originally designed by architect Charles Adams Platt in 1908 to complement the home he designed in 1907 for the Hartford, Connecticut businessman, Robert H. Schutz. Designed with a focus upon geometry and proportion, the Georgian brick house is reminiscent of colonial Tidewater mansions in Virginia. Reflecting Platt's belief that a building should be well connected to its site, the geometry of the home is mirrored in the formal rectilinear beds of the corresponding garden design.
The garden design offers a contrast between the natural area to the south with undulating borders, and the formal hedged garden to the west with a stately columned loggia overlooking it. The original formal garden was a square split into four quadrants, each bordered in Japanese barberry hedges. The formal quadrants were replaced during a 1964 renovation which included the construction of a garage that now serves as the northern border of the west garden. At that time the property was owned by the son of the original owner, architect Robert H. Schutz Jr., who designed the garage and garden renovations. In 2009 a brick-walled garden room was added to the east of the house, built by the current owner to commemorate of his 60th birthday.
Many of the plants listed in the original design still exist, though the current owners have also added numerous plants in every section of the property since its purchase in 2003. The west garden, as designed by Robert Schutz Jr., now features a lawn enclosed by flowerbeds and boxwood hedges. The east walled garden, built of salvaged bricks from various historic sites, includes Alyce boxwood which surrounds a pair of flowering callery pear trees, and four dwarf Albert spruce that anchor the corners.
The Notable Trees Committee of the Connecticut Botanical Society has identified several trees worthy of note at the Hyland-Schutz property, though many of the trees were badly damaged during a severe snowstorm in October 2011. Other special specimens include a stand of heirloom lilacs transplanted in the early 1900's from the home of the original owners' parents. Climbing hydrangeas on the south fac╠žade flank the loggia and embellish the north brick wall at the east end of the house. Purple wisteria planted in 1908 festoons the west loggia and white wisteria adorns the garage.
As a setting for social occasions, a Garden Club of Hartford member and president was married in the formal garden in 1968 and the property has been included consistently in the annual House and Garden Tour sponsored by the Hartford Art School Auxiliary. The current owners have used the garden as a setting to entertain numerous museum trustees, artists and collectors; and the house has been owned by two museum directors, including a former director of the Wadsworth Athenaeum and a director of the New Britain Museum of American Art.
This garden was originally documented as part of a 1992 donation to the Archives of American Gardens. At that time it was listed as the Schutz Garden, included in the Garden Club of America's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. An update of the garden documentation was provided in 2012.
Persons associated with the property include: Robert H. Schutz (former owner, 1907-1948); Robert H. Schutz, Jr. (former owner, 1948-1991, architect, ca. 1949); University of Hartford (former owner, 1992-1994); Wilson W. Jr. & Jacqueline A. Wyatt (former owners, 1994-1995); Michael T. & Mary M. Dorsey (former owners, 1995-1997); Peter C. & Mary Lynn Sutton (former owners, 1997-2003); Charles Adams Platt (architect, 1907-1908); Katharine M. Stevenson (landscape designer, 1949); Jacqueline Canning-Malley (landscape designer, dates unknown);
Related Materials:
Hyland-Schutz Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (25 35 mm slides (photographs); 22 digital images)
Additional materials are also located in the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, CT; and as part of the Platt Collection at the Avery Library of Columbia University.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- West Hartford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT118
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62b03efa1-c48d-410b-8d60-eb14b1866905
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21664

Arthur Getz letter from Charles E. Burchfield

Creator:
Getz, Arthur  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1961 Mar. 19
Scope and Contents:
A letter from Charles Burchfield to New Yorker cover illustrator Arthur Getz, March 19, 1961, thanking Getz for his remarks on Burchfield's recent show, commenting on Getz's St. Patrick's Day cover for the New Yorker magazine, and including 6 pages of instructions on his mounting method.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Getz (1913-1996) was an artist and illustrator best known for his 50 year career as a cover illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) was a watercolorist and painter; West Seneca, New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1975 by Arthur Getz via Charles B. Ferguson of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Conn.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.
Occupation:
Watercolorists -- New York (State) -- West Seneca  Search this
Topic:
Watercolor painting -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.burccagl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96a336fc9-96c5-42f7-8a3e-a1bf05f02221
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-burccagl

Sanford B. D. Low printed material

Creator:
Low, Sanford B. D. (Sanford Ballard Dole), 1905-1964  Search this
Names:
Low, Sanford B. D. (Sanford Ballard Dole), 1905-1964  Search this
White, John C.  Search this
Extent:
5 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1964
Scope and Contents:
An exhibition catalog, undated; and 4 newspaper clippings on Low.
Biographical / Historical:
Low was a painter and director of the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by John C. White, M.D., who compiled the material for research on Low.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identifier:
AAA.lowsanfb
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ffadc6a-dfe9-4e4d-8177-f7d0c7ab15dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lowsanfb

Amy Jones papers

Creator:
Jones, Amy, 1899-1992  Search this
Names:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet
2.9 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1930-2005
Summary:
The papers of painter, muralist, and educator Amy Jones measures 3.5 linear feet and 2.90 GB and date from 1910s-2015, with the bulk of the records dating between 1930s-1992. The papers document Jones' career through biographical material, several recorded interviews and talks, correspondence, subject files, printed and digital material, photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, muralist, and educator Amy Jones measures 3.5 linear feet and 2.90 GB and date from 1910s-2015, with the bulk of the records dating between 1930s-1992. The papers document Jones' career through biographical material, some recorded interviews and talks, correspondence, subject files, printed and digital material, photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks.

Biographical materials include awards and certificates, audio and video recordings from interviews and talks, resumes, inventories of works, membership cards, and writings. Correspondence pertains to Jones' dealings with galleries, museums, collectors, and also includes Christmas cards illustrated by Jones. Subject files include records of the sale and exhibition of her artwork; custodial history of her archive; project files; and some papers relating to her work as an art educator. Printed materials include newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and posters, and publications that reproduced Jones' work. Photographs depict Jones as well as many of her watercolor landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Artwork consists of loose sketches and drawings as well two sketchbooks. Scrapbooks contain correspondence, photographs, notes and sketches, contracts, expenses, and printed material documenting three of Jones' mural paintings between 1937-1941 as part of the U.S. Treasury Relief Art Project.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950s-2015 (Box 1; .5 linear feet, ER01; 2.90 GB)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1943-2000 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1941-1993 (Box 1-2; .6 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1930s-1992 (Box 2-3; 1 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, 1910s, 1930s-1980s (Box 3; 9 folders)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1930s-1980s (Box 3; 9 folders)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1935-1943, 1980 (Box 3-5; .6 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Amy Jones (Frisbie) (1899-1992) was a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and art educator in New York.

After attending Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York, Jones studied under Xavier Gonzalez, Ben Wolf, and Anthony di Bona at the Pratt Institute. She left school early and moved to Buffalo, New York with her new husband, Blair Jones, and they had a daughter, Lucy. Jones continued to work on her art over the next few years designing Christmas cards and painting still lifes, portraits, and landscapes. Jones completed three murals between 1937-1941 for the U.S. Treasury Relief Art Project in Winsted, Connecticut; Painted Post, New York; and Scotia, New York. Jones established herself as a watercolorist in the U.S. and internationally by the 1940s. Her solo exhibitions include those held at Mount Holyoke College, Galleria Santo Stefano in Venice, Italy, a 10-year survey at New Britain Museum of American Art, and Katonah Gallery; and group exhibitions at National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery, American Institute of Arts and Letters, and Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Her work may be found in the collections of the Ford Motor Company, Springfield College of Illinois, New Britain Museum of American Art, and the homes of many private collectors.
Provenance:
A portion of the collection was donated by Amy Jones in 1985, and the remainder was donated in 2015 by Lucy Jones Berk, Amy Jones' daughter.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State)  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State)  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Amy Jones papers, 1910s-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.joneamy
See more items in:
Amy Jones papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95080e7e9-a352-45e2-b823-7d78b3cb5812
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-joneamy

Judith S. Brown papers

Creator:
Brown, Judith S., 1931-1992  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Drawings
Date:
circa 1940-2002
Summary:
The papers of sculptor, painter, and dancer Judith Brown measure 3.3 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 2002. The papers document Brown's career through personal and professional files, printed material, photographs, artwork, and one videocassette recording.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor, painter, and dancer Judith Brown measure 3.3 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 2002. The papers document Brown's career through personal and professional files such as resumes and biographical writings, awards, scant personal business records, a video recording about Brown, and some papers related to professional organizations, commissions, and exhibitions. Printed material includes announcements, posters, and catalogs related to group and solo exhibitions, holiday sales of Brown's artwork, studio open houses, and dedication ceremonies; publicity material; reproductions of her artwork; articles and newspaper clippings; and more. The photographs include snapshots, prints, slides, transparencies, and negatives of Brown's artwork, the artist working in her New York City and Vermont studios, exhibitions, installations, and some images with family and friends. Artwork consists of paintings, sketchbooks, project designs, homemade holiday cards, and other works of art made by Brown between the late 1930s to late 1980s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as four series.

Series 1: Personal and Professional Papers, circa 1940-1992 (Box 1; .2 linear feet)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1950s-2002 (Box 1, 5, OV 6; .6 linear feet)

Series 3: Photographs, 1950s-1992 (Box 1-3, 5; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1940-1992 (Box 3-5, 0V 7-9; 1 linear foot)
Biographical / Historical:
Judith Brown (1931-1992) was a sculptor, painter, and dancer in New York, New York, and Brownsville, Vermont. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and studied with Theodore Roszak, 1952-1954. Always fascinated with motion, Brown was noted for successfully capturing fleeting moments of a body's action through sculpture and paintings, with particular interest in how fabric draped and flowed along the body's contours during movement. Brown established herself by the late 1950s, and from then on had a long career of exhibiting and selling her work.

Brown's work was exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe, featured in group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, the Boston Arts Festival, The New Britain Museum of American Art, and many other galleries and museums. Brown's one-person exhibitions include shows at Zygos Gallery in Cyprus and Galeriea de Antonio Souza in Mexico City, as well as galleries and museums in Vermont, Florida, and New York City. Brown's artwork was also displayed in windows at Tiffany's and Bonwit Teller in their New York City department stores.

In addition to displaying her work in exhibition settings, Brown received many public and private commissions throughout her career. Her public commissions may be found in many U.S. states including New York, Vermont, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, and California; and she has work currently housed with several museums and corporations including the Pepsi Company, Marriott Corporation, Dartmouth College, Vermont Law School, Jewish Museum, and the Museum of Dance.

During her career, Brown was a trustee and member of the Vermont Council on the Arts, member of Artists Equity Association, Creative Arts Rehabilitation, and Women in the Arts Foundation, Inc. She received honorable mention in the Gold Medal Competition at the Architectural League of New York City in 1958, an award from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in 1970, and an award in creative art from the American Academy and the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1976.
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated by Judith Brown in 1978. Additional materials were donated in 1995 and 2007 by Brown via Peter Stettenheim, Brown's brother and the executor of her will.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Drawings
Citation:
Judith S. Brown papers, circa 1940-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browjudi
See more items in:
Judith S. Brown papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw972891d7a-e0ac-4712-b471-354180209fc2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browjudi

New Britain Museum of American Art

Collection Creator:
Scanga, Italo, 1932-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Italo Scanga papers, circa 1930-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Italo Scanga papers
Italo Scanga papers / Series 4: Exhibition and Gallery Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d4e2b238-9dea-4fe2-8e49-24ffac40fc7e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-scanital-ref181

New Britain Museum of American Art records

Creator:
New Britain Museum of American Art  Search this
New Britain Institute. Art Museum  Search this
Names:
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Boghosian, Varujan  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Kappel, Philip  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Low, Sanford B. D. (Sanford Ballard Dole), 1905-1964  Search this
Meyer, Herbert W. (Herbert William), 1882-1960  Search this
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1907-1978
Scope and Contents:
Letters from artists, art dealers, and art collectors, mostly addressed to Sanford Low, Director of the Museum, 1940-1964. Some letters contain price lists of works of art, photographs and printed matter. Correspondents include John Taylor Arms, Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Leonard Baskin, Varujan Boghosian, Charles Burchfield, Adolf Dehn, Philip Kappel, Sol LeWitt, Herbert Meyer, Ogden Pleissner, Henry Schnakenberg, Robert Vose and others. Also included are writings by Low and others about the Musuem.
Biographical / Historical:
Known as the Art Museum of the New Britain Institute prior to 1961.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Museum directors -- Connecticut -- New Britain  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Connecticut -- New Britain
Identifier:
AAA.newbrit
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fa27b32e-8eab-4aef-8e7a-55cd24ab3bab
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-newbrit

Charles Mahoney collection of photographs of students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Creator:
Mahoney, Charles A.  Search this
Names:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School  Search this
Coughlin, Burt -- Photographs  Search this
Curry, Tucker -- Photographs  Search this
Garniss, Freeman -- Photographs  Search this
Heffron, Walter -- Photographs  Search this
Hobbs, Laurence -- Photographs  Search this
Horrigan, Happy -- Photographs  Search this
Lanza, Benjamin -- Photographs  Search this
Laucks, Elliot -- Photographs  Search this
Low, Sanford B. D. (Sanford Ballard Dole), 1905-1964 -- Photographs  Search this
Mahoney, Charles A. -- Photographs  Search this
Richenberger, Charles -- Photographs  Search this
Runyon, George -- Photographs  Search this
Shelton, Alphonse Joseph, 1905- -- Photographs  Search this
Terletsky, Vitale -- Photographs  Search this
Thal, Samuel, 1903-1964 -- Photographs  Search this
Zimmerman, Harold K., 1905-1941 -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (photographic prints, b&w, 18 x 13 cm. and smaller)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
ca. 1925
Scope and Contents:
Included are photographs of Charles Mahoney with Sanford B. D. Low and Happy Horrigan; Low, at Student Auction at Museum School, Boston; Low and Happy Horrigan on Museum Road, Boston; and Low with ukelele among a group of students at Museum School, Boston, photographer(s) unknown; four of students clowning around in front of a car and in a cafeteria, including Mahoney, Low, Horrigan, Burt Coughlin, Tucker Curry, Elliot Laucks, and George Runyon. (Photographer(s) unknown.) Also included is a group photo of Men's Life class at the School, 1925-1926, photographed by Mahoney including Freeman Garniss, Walter Heffron, Laurence Hobbs, Alphonse Shelton and Vitale Terletsky, Charles Richenberger, Brown, Sanford B.D. Low, Weiss, Harold K. Zimmerman and Samuel Thal, Elliot Laucks and Benjamin Lanza.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles A. Mahoney was a student at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School. Fellow students included Sanford B. D. Low. Mahoney went on to become president of the Boston Society of Water Color Painters; Low, the director of the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Provenance:
Donated 1968 by Charles A. Mahoney.
Topic:
Art students -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Photographs  Search this
Art schools -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Photographs  Search this
Function:
Art schools -- Massachusetts
Identifier:
AAA.mahochar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ee364973-2668-468d-b28a-88b3ddc3d13f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mahochar

Sanford B. D. Low papers

Creator:
Low, Sanford B. D. (Sanford Ballard Dole), 1905-1964  Search this
Names:
New Britain Museum of American Art  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Vose, Robert Churchill, 1873-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((186 items on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1975
Scope and Contents:
Biographical data; personal and business correspondence, including letters from Thomas Hart Benton, Reginald Marsh, Robert Vose and Robert Vose, Jr. of Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc., and others; writings; exhibition catalogs; printed materials regarding the Sanford Low Memorial Collection of American Illustration; 3 sketches by Low, clippings on Low and the activities of the New Britain Museum of American Art; photographs of Low, of Low with Benton, Thomas Craven and Denys Wortman, and photographs of the installation of a Low retrospective exhibition, 1963.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, illustrator, block printer, decorator, designer, educator, museum director, New Britain, Conn. and Martha's Vineyard, Mass. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Was instrumental in organizing and founding the New Britain Museum of American Art, and was its director for a number of years.
Provenance:
The donor, Virginia Low, is the widow of Sanford Low.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Designers  Search this
Educators  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Connecticut -- New Britain
Identifier:
AAA.lowsanbd
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a784d449-4f3f-46da-ad81-a56e27586dd3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lowsanbd

Gary Erbe papers

Creator:
Erbe, Gary T., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
4.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1968-2002
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; gallery, organization, exhibition and artists' files; photographs and slides; printed material; 2 VHS videos and miscellaneous.
Correspondence is with galleries, art museums, business associates and friends, 1971-2002 and undated. Files are on the ACA Gallery, the Pastel Society of America, the Ettinger Gallery, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi Club; files on commissions; exhibition files on "The Salgamundi Club: An American Institution" and "Gabriel Dellosso: An Artist's Journey," both curated by Erbe, as well as files on Erbe's one-man exhibitions at the ACA Gallery, Alexander Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida Museum of Art, Butler Insitute of American Art, the Canton Art Institute, James A. Michener Art Museum, Montclair Art Museum, National Arts Club, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Jersey State Museum, Sordoni Gallery- Wikes College, Woodmere Art Museum, a twenty-five year retrospective, "The Best of American Realism" at the Marin-Price Gallery and the Meridian True Colors exhibition; 33 photographs and several negatives of Erbe, Erbe with family and with works of art, and of exhibition installations as well as miscellaneous photographs; 61 color slides, mainly of works of art. Also included are 2 video cassettes, "Brand New Day," which aired on WPIX Aug. 23, 1983, and "At the Butler," May 25, 1985, done in connection with Erbe's exhibition at the Butler Institute.
Biographical / Historical:
Trompe l'oeil painter; Union City, N.J.; self-taught artist.
Provenance:
Donated by Gary Erbe in 1991, 2002 and 2006.
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.
Topic:
Trompe l'oeil painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.erbegary
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dc9dd7f4-5f9c-43d5-8f04-4a8c83f7865d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-erbegary

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Collection Creator:
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1939-1966
Scope and Contents note:
The Nation

National Arts Club

National Council of Jewish Women

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

New Britain Museum of American Art

New York Times -- (John Canaday)

Newark Museum

New York World's Fair

Nina Kaiden Ruder and Finn

O'Dwyer and Bernstien

Office of the Postmaster, New York

Ohio Expositions Commission

Ohio State Fair

Ohio University

Optometric Center of New York
Collection Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Adolf Dehn papers, 1912-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Adolf Dehn papers
Adolf Dehn papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.2: Business Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw982afc3a0-7aec-497d-a6c2-7d57dfe088b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-dehnadop-ref159

George Deem papers

Creator:
Deem, George, 1932-2008  Search this
Names:
Allan Stone Gallery  Search this
Nancy Hoffman Gallery  Search this
New Britain Museum of American Art  Search this
Pavel Zoubok Gallery  Search this
Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006  Search this
Bal, Mieke, 1946-  Search this
Copy, Richard  Search this
Dydo, Ulla E., 1925-  Search this
Evans, John, 1932-  Search this
Fattal, Simone  Search this
Guilliatt, Lee  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Komar, Vitaly  Search this
Lazlo, Jean-Noel  Search this
Liedtke, Walter A.  Search this
Molesworth, Charles, 1941-  Search this
Rosenblum, Robert  Search this
Sassu, Antonio  Search this
Tanning, Dorothea, 1910-2012  Search this
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675  Search this
Wheeler, Arthur K.  Search this
Wiener, Sam  Search this
William, Patricia  Search this
Extent:
18.2 Linear feet
10.71 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Date:
1904-2015
bulk 1960-2008
Summary:
The papers of painter, writer, and dancer George Deem measure 18.2 linear feet and 10.71 GB and date from 1904-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-2008. The collection documents Deem's path from Midwestern farm child to New York City artist and teacher who specialized in recreating works of great masters, especially Johannes Vermeer. Correspondence, exhibition files, subject files, project files, writings by and about Deem, printed and digital material and photographic materials all show the trajectory of Deem's development as an artist.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, writer, and dancer George Deem measure 18.2 linear feet and 10.71 GB and date from 1904-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-2008. The collection documents Deem's path from Midwestern farm child to New York City artist and teacher who specialized in recreating works of great masters, especially Johannes Vermeer. Correspondence, exhibition files, subject files, project files, writings by and about Deem, printed and digital material and photographic materials all show the trajectory of Deem's development as an artist.

Biographical materials include resumes, an address book, appointment books, birth and death certificates, obituaries and memorial tributes, passports, family histories, jury summons, grant applications, military and educational records.

Correspondence is with family, friends, colleagues, curators, and art dealers. Much of the professional correspondence concerns commissions and reproduction permission requests. Among the correspondents are: Benny Andrews, Mieke Bal, Ulla Dydo, John Evans, Simone Fattal, Lee Guilliat, Vitaly Komar, and Dorothea Tanning. Correspondence with Walter Liedtke, Charles Molesworth, Robert Rosenblum, Arthur K. Wheeler, and Patricia William discusses proposed exhibitions and writings by Deem and others about his work.

Writings include some of Deem's classroom lectures, poems, and short pieces that appeared in independent literary arts publications.

Subject files document Deem's dealings with art consultants and galleries regarding placement of his work, participation in benefit auctions, and gifts of his artwork to the New Britain Museum of American Art. There is extensive correspondence with Allan Stone Gallery, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, and Pavel Zoubok Gallery. Deem's participation in mail art exhibitions is documented by exhibition announcements and correspondence. Also found is mail art correspondence from Richard Copy, Ray Johnson, Jean-Noel Lazlo, Antonio Sassu, Sam Wiener and others: some pieces are copies. The bulk of the project files chronicle Deem's artistic output. Information sheets and photographic materials provide provenance and source references for over 500 works. Files also document commissions undertaken by Deem including book projects, and set designs for dance and theater workshops. Exhibition files document solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad.

Printed material includes books by Deem, exhibition catalogs, reviews, and reproductions. In addition, there are articles and academic papers about Deem and his work. Photographic materials include photographs, digital prints and transparencies; subjects include Deem, family, friends, travels, studio, exhibition installations, and his artwork.

The addition to the George Deem papers consists of scattered biographical materials, correspondence, project and subject files, printed and digital material, and photographic materials. The bulk consists of writings, including a memoir of his early days in New York. Twenty-three notebooks include notes and drafts of writings about his artwork; activities and meetings with colleagues and friends are also recorded. Among the photographic materials are five photograph albums - four are devoted to George Deem, his family, and friends; the fifth houses photographs of Deem's artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-circa 2013 (Boxes 1-2; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1954-2013 (Boxes 2-6; 4.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1978-2012 (Box 6; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, circa 1960-circa 2013 (Boxes 6-8; 1 linear feet)

Series 5: Project Files, 1952-circa 2013 (Boxes 8-13, Box 20; 5.0 linear feet, ER01-ER02; 3.60 GB)

Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1960-circa 2013 (Boxes 13-15; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1966-circa 2013 (Boxes 15-16, OV 21; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, 1904-circa 2013 (Boxes 16-17, Box 20; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 9: Addition to the George Deem Papers, 1957-2015 (Boxes 17-19; 1.8 linear feet, ER03-ER04; 7.12 GB)
Biographical / Historical:
George Deem (1932-2008), a New York City based painter was best known for his original reinterpretations of the works of master painters. Raised on an Indiana farm, Deem showed an early interest in art and after graduating from Vincennes University in 1952 enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His studies were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army. He completed his program at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1955.

After moving to New York City in 1958, Deem worked in the display department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art while continuing to paint original works after hours. His work was first exhibited at Barnard College, and in 1963 he had his first one man show at the Allan Stone Gallery, which represented him throughout his career. Later he also was affilated with Nancy Hoffman Gallery and Pavel Zoubok Gallery.

Deem travelled abroad, spending considerable time in Italy where he was influenced by classical art and architecture and began painting realistic figural images. He was interested in reinventing and reconstructing the art of the past, borrowing from artists such as Vermeer, Caravaggio, Goya and Millet. Deem produced a series of paintings relating to Vermeer's work, finally writing a book about this endeavor, Art School and How to Paint a Vermeer. Deem also wrote poetry, was involved in set design, and danced at Bennington College and other venues.

Deem's work was acknowledged in the academic world and he served as artist in residence or visiting artist at MacDowell Colony, Illinois State University, and other institutions. His work appeared in museum exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and is included in the permanent collections of museums including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, New Britain Museum of American Art, and Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, as well as in private collections.

George Deem died in 2008 of lung cancer in New York City.
Provenance:
The George Deem papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2013 and 2015 by Ronald Vance, executor of the George Deem estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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.
Occupation:
Dancers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
George Deem papers, 1904-2015, bulk 1960-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.deemgeor
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George Deem papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96f817205-9fce-43b7-bdc5-1ceba761dc8f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-deemgeor

Subject Files

Collection Creator:
Deem, George, 1932-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Boxes 6-8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-circa 2013
Scope and Contents:
Subject files are composed of a variety of materials including correspondence, business records, printed material, and photographs. They document transactions with museums, commercial galleries, and art consultants. Correspondence with Alan Stone Gallery chronicles Deem's early career as a painter. Other files concern donations of artwork to fundraising auctions, gifts of art and books to the New Britain Museum of American Art, and Deem's art collection. Files relating to mail art exhibitions document Deem's participation; also included is mail art correspondence (mostly photocopies) with a few letters from Deem to fellow artists as well as letters from Richard Copy, Ray Johnson, and Jean-Noel Laszlo. Also found are subject files regardings Deem's paintings and drawings in public and private collections.
Arrangement:
This series is alphabetized by folder title. Subject files are also included in the addition to the George Deem papers (Series 9).
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
George Deem papers, 1904-2015, bulk 1960-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.deemgeor, Series 4
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George Deem papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9741a3013-1781-40b8-8897-77d012d8053d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-deemgeor-ref15

New Britain Museum of American Art, George Deem's Art Reference Library

Collection Creator:
Deem, George, 1932-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 2013
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
George Deem papers, 1904-2015, bulk 1960-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
George Deem papers
George Deem papers / Series 4: Subject Files / George Deem's Art Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9785df63e-2790-4f8b-83e8-3f7e4ea6f59c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-deemgeor-ref1540

New Britain Museum of American Art, New/Now: George Deem (2005 February 9- April 17)

Collection Creator:
Deem, George, 1932-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2005-circa 2013
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
George Deem papers, 1904-2015, bulk 1960-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
George Deem papers
George Deem papers / Series 6: Exhibition Files / One Man Shows
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bba4f872-37e7-4413-8ba3-3775094df808
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-deemgeor-ref1570

New Britain Museum of American Art, The Art of Friendship,The Collection of George Deem (2012 April 6-July 8)

Collection Creator:
Deem, George, 1932-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 67-68
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2011-circa 2013
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
George Deem papers, 1904-2015, bulk 1960-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
George Deem papers
George Deem papers / Series 4: Subject Files / George Deem's Art Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bdcfd645-7fee-40e4-9c97-42909457fee1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-deemgeor-ref392

New Britain Museum of American Art, Gift of Artwork (2006)

Collection Creator:
Deem, George, 1932-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 69
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2006-circa 2013
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
George Deem papers, 1904-2015, bulk 1960-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
George Deem papers
George Deem papers / Series 4: Subject Files / George Deem's Art Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98709611a-303a-4ed0-bb7d-0ba0a66646b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-deemgeor-ref393

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