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Will Henry Stevens papers, 1907-1950

Creator:
Stevens, Will Henry, 1881-1949  Search this
Stevens, Will Henry, 1881-1949  Search this
Subject:
Valentin, Curt  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing  Search this
Feild, Robert Durant  Search this
Newcomb College. Art Dept  Search this
Kleemann Galleries  Search this
Newcomb College. School of Art  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9744
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212093
AAA_collcode_stevwill
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212093

Ida Kohlmeyer papers, circa 1890-circa 1990s

Creator:
Kohlmeyer, Ida, 1912-1997  Search this
Kohlmeyer, Ida, 1912-1997  Search this
Subject:
Newcomb College. Art Dept  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6123
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216338
AAA_collcode_kohlida
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216338

Will Henry Stevens papers

Creator:
Stevens, Will Henry, 1881-1949  Search this
Names:
Kleemann Galleries  Search this
Newcomb College. Art Dept  Search this
Newcomb College. School of Art  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Feild, Robert Durant, 1893-1979  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing, 1869-1955  Search this
Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on 1 partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1907-1950
Scope and Contents:
Letters, 1922-1949, from his daughter Janet, and from Robin Feild, director of Newcomb College School of Art, Kleemann Galleries in New York, fellow Newcomb art instuctor Robert Scott, Curt Valentin, Van Dearing Perrine (an illustrated greeting card and letter), Josef Albers (unsigned), and museums, regarding exhibitions of Steven's work; price lists and shipping invoices regarding exhibitions; a statement by Stevens; two biographical accounts; two sketchbooks and 152 drawings of landscapes, marine life, and non-representational images; printed material, 1907-1950, including clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and a flier (1934) for the Stevens Summer School of Painting, and photographs, 1922-1923, of Stevens, colleagues, art classes, and exhibition installations.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, New Orleans, Louisiana. Studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and in New York with Jonas Lie and Van Dearing Perrine. Taught at Newcomb College Art Dept, New Orleans, 1921-1948. In the 1930s and 1940s, he developed an individualized style of non-objective and abstract painting. Throughout his career he experimented with pigments and manufacturing his own painting materials and was an influential teacher at Tulane.
Provenance:
Donated 1989 by Janet McDowell, Stevens' daughter.
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:
Art teachers -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Painters -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Function:
Art schools -- Louisiana
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.stevwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stevwill

Ida Kohlmeyer papers

Creator:
Kohlmeyer, Ida, 1912-1997  Search this
Names:
Newcomb College. Art Dept  Search this
Extent:
13.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890-circa 1990s
Summary:
The papers of sculptor, painter, and educator Ida Kohlmeyer date from circa 1890 to circa 1990s and measure 13.7 linear feet. The papers document Kohlmeyer's many exhibitions and commissioned works, and her teaching career. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, professional files, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor, painter, and educator Ida Kohlmeyer date from circa 1890 to circa 1990s and measure 13.7 linear feet. The papers document Kohlmeyer's many exhibitions and commissioned works, and her teaching career. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, professional files, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical materials include the items taken from Kohlmeyer's memorial wall in her studio which consist of mementos, printed material and photographs. Writings and notes are by Kohlmeyer on art as well as lectures and talks. Writings on Kohlmeyer by others include writings by Jan Butterfield, Whitney Engeran, and Ellen Tibbets. There is also a copy of Hugh Kohlmeyer's memoirs.

Professional files contain letters, printed material, photographs, financial records, and other scattered items relating to Kohlmeyer's career as a painter, sculptor, and educator. Files may be found for specific exhibitions, galleries, and commissions, and may also document Kohlmeyer's professional relationships with art consultants and others.

Photographs depict Ida Kohlmeyer, her family, friends, artworks, and personal art collection. Also found are photos documenting the original placement of items on the memorial wall.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1927-circa 1990s (1.2 linear feet; Box 1, 14)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1950s-1980s (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1940-1987 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1946-circa 1990s (0.6 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Professional Files, 1956-1995 (4.0 linear feet; Boxes 4-7)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1932-1990s (5.3 linear feet; Boxes 8-12, 15-16)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1890-1997 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 12-13)
Biographical / Historical:
Ida Kohlmeyer (1912-1997) was a painter, sculptor, and educator active in Louisiana. She was known for her brightly colored abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture.

Born Ida Rittenberg, to Polish immigrants, Ida spent her childhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was educated at Newcomb College, Tulane University, where she initially studied English, and returned in her mid-30s to study art. Inspired by the Abstract Expressionist movement, Kohlmeyer went on to study with Hans Hoffman and became acquainted with Mark Rothko and other notable New York City artists. She exhibited her works around Louisiana and elsewhere in the United States. A large retrospective of Kohlmeyer's work was held at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina in the mid-1980s.

Ida married Hugh Kohlmeyer and they had two daughters. She died in 1997 in Metairie, Louisiana.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview of Ida Kohlmeyer conducted 1989 May 17-20, by Avis Berman.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming on reels 5280-5281. Included are miscellaneous scattered letters from Hans Hofmann, Mark Rothko, and James Johnson Sweeney, 1956-1959 and undated; letters from Lynda Benglis, 1976-1983; draft writings and lectures by Kohlmeyer, undated; and an extensive card catalog of works of art by Kohlmeyer which includes information on the title, dimensions, media, date, name and address of the owner, and sale price. Many cards have thumbnail sketches. The catalog is arranged alphabetically by title. There is also one miscellaneous card file. Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1998 by Jane K. Lowentritt, Kohlmeyer's daughter and former studio manager, except for material on reels 5280-5281 which Lowentritt lent for microfilming.
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.
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 -- Louisiana  Search this
Sculptors -- Louisiana  Search this
Educators -- Louisiana  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Citation:
Ida Kohlmeyer papers, circa 1890-circa 1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kohlida
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kohlida

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