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Brents Carlton papers

Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
De Patta, Margaret, 1903-1964  Search this
Dean, Mallette, 1907-  Search this
Helser, Carrie Carlton  Search this
Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963  Search this
Nichols, Dale, 1904-  Search this
Smith, Judson, 1880-1962  Search this
Extent:
4.7 Linear feet
0.528 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Date:
1903-2014
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and painter Brents Carlton measure 4.7 linear feet and 0.528 GB and date from 1903 through 2014. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, notes, a scrapbook, exhibition files, art work, photographs, digital photographs, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and painter Brents Carlton measure 4.7 linear feet and 0.528 GB and date from 1903 through 2014. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, notes, a scrapbook, exhibition files, art work, photographs, digital photographs, and printed material.

Biographical materials include several autobiographical accounts, school-related materials, a student card from the Art Students' League, and other identification cards.

Correspondence consists primarily of letters from family members and colleagues, including letters from Victor Arnautoff, H. Mallette Dean, Margaret De Patta, Eugen Neuhaus, Dale Nichols, and Judson T. Smith.

Personal business records include bank passbooks, pharmacy licensing records, receipts, income tax records, and ledgers of income, expenses, and art work sold.

Notes consists of Brents Carlton's address book, notebooks, and meeting minutes, as well as notes written by his daughter Carrie Carlton Helser.

There is one scrapbook. Exhibition files include correspondence, notes, photographs, and printed material related to the Golden Gate International Exhibition and other shows. There are also sketches, drawings, and prints by Carlton in the artwork series.

Photographic material includes an album, slides, negatives, and prints depicting Brents Carlton and his artwork, friends, family, and studios.

Printed material includes magazines, brochures, catalogs, and clippings.

A 2015 addition to the Brents Carlton papers includes additional biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, photographic material, and printed material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Series 10 consists of a 2015 addition to the papers that was not integrated into the other series, although there are similar types of materials.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1921-1944 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1987 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 1, 6)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1924-1959 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Notes, circa 1923-2009 (0.1 linear feet; Boxes 1, 6, 0.013 GB; ER01)

Series 5: Scrapbook, 1928-1962 (0.2 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1927-1983 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OV 8)

Series 7: Art Work, 1924-1962 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, 6, OV 8)

Series 8: Photographs, 1923-circa 1960 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 6-7)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1923-2012 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 10: 2015 Addition to the Brents Carlton Papers, 1903-2014 (2.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-5, 7, 0.515 GB; ER02-ER03)
Biographical / Historical:
Brents Carlton was a sculptor and painter who worked primarily in San Francisco, California.

Brents Carlton was born on October 31, 1903, in Roswell, New Mexico; his family later moved to Arkansas. In 1924, Carlton moved to San Francisco to attend the California School of Fine Arts for four years. From 1928 to 1929, he studied under a scholarship at the Art Students' League in New York, after which he returned to San Francisco and established his own studio at Polk Street. In order to support his family, Carlton was also employed as a pharmacist for 30 years.

In 1937, Carlton moved to a studio on Montgomery Street. In 1938, Carlton was commissioned to create four of his most notable works for the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940) on Treasure Island: two large cast concrete figures for the Fountain of Western Waters at the Court of Pacifica, and two 18-foot bas-relief figures for the façade of the California State Building. He married Jessie Bosworth in 1939 and they had a daughter Carrie.

In the mid-1940s, Carlton relocated to a new studio above the pharmacy on Mission Street, where he worked. Due to failing health in the late 1950s, Carlton switched from sculpture to painting. Brents Carlton died of cancer on September 6, 1962 in San Francisco. His works have been exhibited in the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Oakland Art Gallery, and the San Francisco Museum.
Provenance:
The Brents Carlton papers were donated by the artist's daughter Carrie Carlton Helser in 1991 and 2015.
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.
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 -- California  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren
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Brents Carlton papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90c442493-a9cb-43e5-a7f1-1b3e1d362974
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carlbren

Dale Nichols: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Nichols, Dale 1904-1995  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF002145
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140770

The Mayan mystery / by Dale Nichols

Author:
Nichols, Dale 1904-  Search this
Physical description:
48 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1976
©1976
Topic:
Mayas--Religion  Search this
Maya numeration  Search this
Symbolism of numbers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1032717

Dale Nichols : transcending regionalism / Amanda Mobley Guenther

Title:
Transcending regionalism
Author:
Nichols, Dale 1904-1995  Search this
Guenther, Amanda Mobley  Search this
Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art  Search this
Georgia Museum of Art  Search this
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Nichols, Dale 1904-1995  Search this
Nichols, Dale 1904-1995 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 197 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2011
©2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1072446

The Growth of Mount Morris, (painting)

Sculptor:
Nichols, Dale 1904-1995  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Mural
Owner/Location:
Mount Morris Post Office 21 West Main Street Mount Morris Illinois
Date:
1939
Topic:
Landscape--Illinois--Mount Morris  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E380044
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_444622

Come to Supper, (painting)

Painter:
Nichols, Dale 1904-1995  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1939
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Time--Evening  Search this
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Farmer  Search this
Object--Tool--Rake  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F090090
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_462425

The Derelict, (painting)

Painter:
Nichols, Dale 1904-1995  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1937
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Tractor  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F090091
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_462426

Early to Rise (March-April), (painting)

Painter:
Nichols, Dale 1904-1995  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1939
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Spring  Search this
Landscape--Time--Morning  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Tractor  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Farmer  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Animal--Dog  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F090092
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_462427

On the Skating Pond (January-February), (painting)

Painter:
Nichols, Dale 1904-1995  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1939
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Sledding  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Skating  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F090093
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_462428

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