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Alice Trumbull Mason papers

Creator:
Mason, Alice Trumbull, 1904-1971  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Kelpe, Paul, 1902-1985  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003 -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Poetry
Date:
1921-1977
Summary:
The papers of abstract artist Alice Trumbull Mason date from 1921 to 1977 and measure 1.3 linear feet. The collection documents her career as a painter, particularly her role as one of the founders of the American Abstract Artists group, through biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, fellow artists, art galleries, museums, and organizations; writings and notes, including notebooks of poetry and other creative writings; a small amount of printed material; photographs of Mason, friends, and her artwork; and original artwork, including five sketchbooks.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of abstract artist Alice Trumbull Mason date from 1921 to 1977 and measure 1.3 linear feet. The collection documents her career as a painter, particularly her role as one of the founders of the American Abstract Artists group, through biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, fellow artists, art galleries, museums, and organizations; writings and notes, including notebooks of poetry and other creative writings; a small amount of printed material; photographs of Mason, friends, and her artwork; and original artwork, including five sketchbooks.

Biographical material consists of resumes, passports, exhibition files, as well as documentation of her membership and active participation in art organizations, including her work as an officer in the American Abstract Artists group. Also found here are scattered personal financial and legal records. Personal and professional correspondence is with family members, including many detailed letters between her and her husband Warwood, fellow artists, including Paul Kelpe, art organizations, curators, museums, galleries, and others. Professional correspondence generally discusses selection of exhibition and awards, sale of artwork, and art events. Writings and notes, mostly from the 1920s and 1930s, consist of Mason's notes on art history and her creative writings, including poetry and "abstract writing." Also found are a few writings about abstract art and various notes and lists.

Printed material includes news clippings on topics of interest to Mason, and other miscellaneous items such as brochures, and exhibition announcements. Photographs include several portraits of Mason with her artwork, photographs of friends including artist Ibram Lassaw, photographs of an American Abstract Artists exhibition, and artwork by her and others. Original artwork found in this collection includes five sketchbooks belonging to Mason, including two that document her travels through Greece and Italy, and other loose drawings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1925-1968 (Box 1, OV 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1977 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1921-1965 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1936-1974 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 5: Photographs, 1920s-1967 (Box 1, OV 3; 5 folders)

Series 6: Artwork, 1924-1963 (Box 1-2, OV 3; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Alice Trumbull Mason was born in 1904 in Litchfield, Connecticut. Her mother, Anne Leavenworth Train, was an accomplished artist before she met Alice's father, William Trumbull, a descendent of the Revolutionary War era painter, John Trumbull. Alice spent much of her childhood in Europe with her family. From 1921 to 1922 they lived in Florence and Rome where she studied at the British Academy. In 1923 she continued her studies with painter Charles W. Hawthorne at the National Academy of Design in New York and from 1927 to 1928 attended courses at the Grand Central Art Galleries taught by Arshile Gorky. Gorky inspired her interest in abstract painting, and Mason painted her first non-objective works in 1929. In 1928 she returned to Italy and Greece and was greatly influenced by ancient art, Byzantium, and Italian primitives. She married Warwood Mason, a merchant seaman, in 1930 and her daughter Emily was born in 1932 and her son Jonathan in 1933. During this period she stopped painting and devoted her creative energy to writing poetry inspired by American avant-garde writers.

Mason began painting again in 1934 and was recognized as a key figure of American abstraction. In 1935 she met and became close friends with fellow artist Ibram Lassaw, and they, along with several other artists, began to meet on a regular basis which led to the first American Abstract Artists group exhibition in 1937. Mason remained very active in the group and served as treasurer in 1939, secretary from 1940 to 1945, and president from 1959 to 1963. She was also an activist for abstract art, protesting the decisions of the Museum of Modern Art several times for excluding abstract artists from exhibitions. During the 1940s her paintings and concept of "architectural abstraction" was influenced by the arrival of Piet Mondrian in New York. Also in the 1940s she had two one-woman shows, but throughout her career she felt there was a bias against women in the New York art world and most often she participated in AAA group shows. Her work would be viewed as an important bridge for future abstract and conceptualist artists. In 1958 her son died, and though she continued to paint and participate in exhibitions, she never recovered from this tragedy and in the late 1960s withdrew into seclusion until her death in 1971.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is a collection of interviews by Ruth Bowman of members of the American Abstract Artists group conducted between 1963-1965, that includes an interview with Alice Trumbull Mason. The Archives of American Art also houses 2.3 linear feet of the records of the American Abstract Artists group.
Separated Material:
A portion of the material donated by Alice Trumbull Mason in 1969 relating to her involvement with the American Abstract Artists was separated and filed with the American Abstract Artists records at the Archives of American Art. Files of news clippings and exhibition catalogs were transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Library after microfilming.
Provenance:
A portion of this collection was donated by Alice Trumbull Mason in 1969. Additional material was donated from 1972 to 1977 by Mason's daughter, Emily Mason Kahn.
Restrictions:
The collection is partially microfilmed. Use of material not microfilmed 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Poetry
Citation:
Alice Trumbull Mason papers, 1921-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.masoalic
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Alice Trumbull Mason papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95e72c55c-ce27-48d3-a5d7-2904106402d0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-masoalic
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South Kingstown -- Croftmere Garden

Former owner:
Cocroft Family  Search this
Architect:
Sheldon, Walter G., 1855-1931  Search this
Landscape architect:
Smith, Sibley Coslett  Search this
Garden installation:
Whaley, Carder  Search this
Restoration garden designer:
Lapin, Linda  Search this
Gardener:
McCloskey, Brenda  Search this
Fence restoration:
McCluster, Glen  Search this
Provenance:
South County Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Croftmere Garden (South Kingstown, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Washington County -- South Kingston -- Matunuck
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of original plants lists and orders.
General:
Croftmere's sunken garden has been restored to the Arts & Crafts style designed in 1915 by landscape architect Sibley C. Smith. Adjacent to the 1906 wood shingle-style house the 44 by 74 feet garden room is part of an eight acre property that was part of a larger tract divided in the early 1900s among family members. The sunken garden is entered by descending three rough cut granite steps and surrounded on three sides by crisscross cedar fencing set on stone walls and supported by rough stone columns. At the far end of the garden room steps lead to a stone pergola draped with roses and wisteria. Small millstones are used for tables and a large one is sited on the grass terrace between the house and garden. A rectangular stone-lined lily pond with its original fountain is in the center of the garden room and deep beds of perennial flowers have been planted between the fences and the lawn as part of the restoration. Trimmed boxwood and viburnum, clematis and roses grow on the terrace and on an arbor alongside the house.
Persons associated with the garden include members of the Cocroft family since 1906; Walter G. Sheldon (1855-1931) (architect, 1906); Sibley C. Smith, ASLA (landscape architect, 1915); Carder Whaley (garden installation, 1916); Linda Lapin (restoration garden designer, 2000); Brenda McCloskey (gardener, 2005- ); Glen McCluster (fence restoration, 2015).
Related Materials:
Croftmere Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (8 35mm slides; 35 digital images; 4 reference prints)
See others in:
Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1978-2006.
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 -- Rhode Island -- South Kingstown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI149
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6661051e4-1a4e-479f-a75f-512f529ff74d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10580

Greenwich -- Harrison Garden

Former owner:
Estate of William Rockefeller  Search this
Harrison, William B.  Search this
Harrison, William B.  Search this
Green Fingers Garden Club  Search this
Greenwich Garden Club  Search this
Landscape designer:
Taylor, C. Powers  Search this
Patterson, Tim  Search this
Fountain and pool designer:
Susan Cohen Landscape Architect  Search this
Gardener:
Peterson, Gunner  Search this
Caretaker:
Serna, Carlos  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Greenwich
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 40 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
This 5.3 acre property was purchased by the current owners in in 1997. It is defined by its naturally wooded and rocky landscape surrounding a 1929 stone house. Built by two sons of the American Impressionist painter John Henry Twachtman, J. Alden and Quentin Twachtman situated the house atop a rocky promontory overlooking the pond and property below. The gardens were designed to purposely look informal, as if they were natural fixtures in the landscape. Stone is used throughout the gardens in the construction of terraces, archways, retaining walls, and steps. The landscape of the property features dramatic land elevations, a rock outcropping that sits 215 feet above sea level, an open lawn, mature ash, maple, beech and oak trees, mossy areas, and woodland gardens.
A stone archway at the western end of the house leads to the pack patio. The patio area features a view of the pond, a focal point of the property. From the western side of the patio, a stream bordered by natural stone dips beneath the grass and flows into the pond. At the lower end of the stream, a hand cut stone footbridge leads across to a set of antique wrought iron garden chairs that sit naturally amongst the rock outcropping. A rustic wooden gazebo is perched on a ledge above the stream and is defined with climbing hydrangeas. Terraced steps from the western end of the patio lead down to the pool, pool house, patio, and small perennial garden. The pool area also features a fountain centered on the retaining wall. Beyond the pool area is a semicircular terraced lawn defined by a low stone wall. The open lawn features a perennial border to the north, planted with a variety of boxwood, dahlias, and peonies. The property includes water features such as waterfalls amongst the rock outcroppings beneath either side of the patio. The water cascades down the terraced ledge and into the pond, which also recirculates the fountains' water. Stone and mulch pathways throughout the property allow access to each of the garden rooms. Looking north from the primula garden, a trio of granite steps lead to the upper lawn.
The hillside behind the pool area is planted with lace cap hydrangeas, azaleas, mountain laurels and dogwood trees, and bordered with boxwood. To the right of the upper lawn is a hillside planted with azaleas, hostas, astilbe, and rhododendrons. The canopy of maple, oak, and ash trees provide shade for the plants below. Surrounding a clearing on the property is a collection of native shrubs, with raven sculptures by Peter Woytek integrated into the woodland area. The area at the edge of the pond features Candelabra primulas, iris, foxgloves, sweet woodruff, hostas, and cinnamon. An informally landscaped rocky hillside filled with rhododendrons, azaleas, foxgloves, columbine, hydrangeas, and pachysandras is nestled under the canopy of maple, oak, and tulip trees.
Persons associated with the garden include: Estate of William Rockefeller (former owner, until 1927); Mr. And Mrs. William B. Harrison, Jr. (former owner, 1997-present); C. Powers Taylor (landscape designer, 1997-1998); Susan Cohen Landscape Architect; (pool and fountain designer, 2002); Tim Patterson, High Land Design Gardens (landscape designer, early 2000s); Gunner Peterson, Peterson Landscaping (gardener, 2013); Carlos Serna (property caretaker, 1997-present).
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 -- Greenwich  Search this
Harrison Garden (Greenwich, Connecticut)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT266
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/kb6f6e49fd1-f42d-40ba-8853-dbd31584d1ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33263

Cleve Gray papers, 1933-2005

Creator:
Gray, Cleve, 1918-2004  Search this
Subject:
Richter, Hans  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Grace, Louise N.  Search this
Gray, Francine du Plessix  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Dillenberger, Jane  Search this
Gabo, Naum  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Davis, Jim  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Barzun, Jacques  Search this
Weber, Nicholas Fox  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Villon, Jacques  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Neuberger Museum of Art  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Connecticut. Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
Berry-Hill Galleries  Search this
Type:
Poems
Articles
Photographs
Reviews (documents)
Notes
Illustrations
Notebooks
Sketches
Drafts (documents)
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Manuscripts
Paintings
Prints
Watercolors
Drawings
Lectures
Citation:
Cleve Gray papers, 1933-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States  Search this
Designers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9567
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211768
AAA_collcode_grayclev
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211768
Online Media:

Madeleine Sharrer papers, 1968-1990

Creator:
Sharrer, Madeleine Ellen Sachs  Search this
Subject:
Sharrer, Honoré  Search this
Citation:
Madeleine Sharrer papers, 1968-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portrait painting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8650
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210830
AAA_collcode_sharmade
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210830

Madeleine Sharrer papers

Creator:
Sharrer, Madeleine  Search this
Names:
Sharrer, Honoré, 1920-2009  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1990
Summary:
The scattered papers of Madeleine Sharrer measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1968 to 1990. Found are biographical materials including a biographical sketch by Perez Zagorin, and photographs of Sharrer, her works of art, students and their artworks, and a dismantled photo album of works of art.
Scope and Contents:
The scattered papers of Madeleine Sharrer measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1968 to 1990. Found are biographical materials including a biographical sketch by Perez Zagorin, and photographs of Sharrer, her works of art, students and their artworks, and a dismantled photo album of works of art.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Madeleine Ellen Sachs Sharrer Poland (1898–1988) was a painter active in New York, California, and Connecticut, and was the mother of painter Honoré Sharrer.

As a young woman Sharrer studied in Paris at the Acadèmie Colarossi and the Acadèmie de la Grande Chaumière and in New York with Charles Hawthorne and George Luks. Madeline Sharrer was her daughter Honoré's first art teacher, and remained a lifelong professional confidante and advisor to her daughter throughout her life.
Provenance:
Donated 1975 by Reginald Poland, Sharrer's husband, and in 2007 by Perez Zagorin.
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 -- Connecticut  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Citation:
Madeleine Sharrer papers, 1968-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sharmade
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Madeleine Sharrer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b2b659d6-3120-4f4e-bbbb-ad6c5c70c549
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sharmade

7 Younger Painters exhibition poster

Subject:
Lane, Christopher  Search this
Thompson, Bob (Robert Louis)  Search this
Vevers, Tony  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1964 Nov. 16 - Dec. 4
Citation:
7 Younger Painters exhibition poster, 1964 Nov. 16 - Dec. 4. Bob Thompson papers, 1949-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8949
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Bob Thompson papers, 1949-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8949

Lady Washington's Reception

Alternate Title:
Republican Court
Artist:
Daniel Huntington, 14 Oct 1816 - 18 Apr 1906  Search this
Sitter:
Abigail Smith Adams, 11 Nov 1744 - 28 Oct 1818  Search this
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, 9 Aug 1757 - 9 Nov 1854  Search this
John Jay, 12 Dec 1745 - 17 May 1829  Search this
John Adams, 30 Oct 1735 - 4 Jul 1826  Search this
Alexander Hamilton, 11 Jan 1757 - 11 Jul 1804  Search this
Henry Laurens, 6 Mar 1724 - 8 Dec 1792  Search this
John Dickinson, 8 Nov 1732 - 14 Feb 1808  Search this
Mary Alsop King, 1769 - 1819  Search this
Mrs. Van Rensseleaar  Search this
Unidentified Sitter  Search this
Mrs. Genet  Search this
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, 2 Jun 1731 - 22 May 1802  Search this
Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 31 Mar 1779 - 15 Jul 1852  Search this
Mary White Morris, 1749 - 1827  Search this
John Trumbull, 6 Jun 1756 - 10 Nov 1843  Search this
Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 12 Oct 1710 - 17 Aug 1785  Search this
Oliver Ellsworth, 1745 - 1807  Search this
Thomas Jefferson, 13 Apr 1743 - 4 Jul 1826  Search this
Miss Habersham  Search this
Faith Trumbull Wadsworth, 1769 - 1846  Search this
Oliver Wolcott, 1726 - 1797  Search this
George Hammond, 1763 - 1853  Search this
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
Harriet Chew Carroll, 1775 - 1861  Search this
Duke of Kent  Search this
Arthur Middleton, 1742 - 1787  Search this
Mrs. Drayton  Search this
Miss Brockholst Livingston  Search this
Mrs. Bingham, born mid 18th century  Search this
Abigail Amelia Adams Smith  Search this
Benjamin Huntington  Search this
Pamela Dwight Sedgwick, 26 Jun 1753 - 20 Sep 1807  Search this
Lewis Morris, 8 Apr 1726 - 22 Jan 1798  Search this
Robert Morris, 31 Jan 1734 - 8 May 1806  Search this
Thomas McKean, 19 Mar 1734 - 24 Jun 1817  Search this
Nathanael Greene, 7 Aug 1742 - 19 Jun 1786  Search this
Sarah Vanbrugh Livingston Jay, 2 Aug 1756 - 28 May 1802  Search this
Sophia Chew, 1769 - 1841  Search this
Gouverneur Morris, 31 Jan 1752 - 6 Nov 1816  Search this
King Louis Philippe of France, 1773 - 1850  Search this
James Iredell, 5 Oct 1751 - 20 Oct 1799  Search this
Benjamin Rush, 4 Jan 1746 - 19 April 1813  Search this
Charles Carroll, 1737 - 1832  Search this
William White, c. 4 Apr 1748 - 17 Jul 1836  Search this
Gilbert Stuart, 3 Dec 1755 - 9 Jul 1828  Search this
Otho Holland Williams, 1749 - 1794  Search this
Robert R. Livingston, 27 Nov 1746 - 26 Feb 1813  Search this
Francis Hopkinson, 1737 - 1791  Search this
Catherine Luer  Search this
Sally Foster Otis, 1770 - 1836  Search this
Alice De Lancey Izard, 1745 - 1832  Search this
Cornelia Tappen Clinton, 1744 - 1800  Search this
John Hancock, 12 Jan 1737 - 8 Oct 1793  Search this
Ashbel Green, 1762 - 1848  Search this
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, 17 Sep 1730 - 28 Nov 1794  Search this
Edmund Randolph, 10 Aug 1753 - 12 Sep 1813  Search this
Mrs. Cutler  Search this
Mrs. Chauncey Goodrich  Search this
Mrs. Winthrop  Search this
Martha ("Patsy") Jefferson Randolph, 27 Sep 1772 - 10 Oct 1836  Search this
Benjamin Lincoln, 24 Jan 1733 - 9 May 1810  Search this
Henry Knox, 25 Jul 1750 - 25 Oct 1806  Search this
George Washington Parke Custis, 30 Apr 1781 - 10 Oct 1857  Search this
Possibly:
Mary Carroll Caton, 2 Sep 1770 - 14 Nov 1846  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
167.6 x 277cm (66 x 109 1/16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1861
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Architecture\Arch  Search this
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture\Bust  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture\Statue  Search this
Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis: Female  Search this
Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis: Visual Arts\Artist\Silhouettist  Search this
Ashbel Green: Male  Search this
Ashbel Green: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy  Search this
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben: Male  Search this
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\University administrator\University trustee  Search this
Edmund Randolph: Male  Search this
Edmund Randolph: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\US Attorney General  Search this
Edmund Randolph: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
Edmund Randolph: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia  Search this
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Otho Holland Williams: Male  Search this
Otho Holland Williams: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
George Hammond: Male  Search this
George Hammond: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
Robert Morris: Male  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Robert Morris: Business and Finance\Financier  Search this
Robert Morris: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant\Shipping  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Pennsylvania  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Benjamin Lincoln: Male  Search this
Benjamin Lincoln: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
Benjamin Lincoln: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War  Search this
Benjamin Lincoln: Politics and Government\Lieutenant Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Mary White Morris: Female  Search this
Mary White Morris: Society and Social Change\Hostess  Search this
Henry Knox: Male  Search this
Henry Knox: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
Henry Knox: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War  Search this
Henry Knox: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant\Bookseller  Search this
Oliver Wolcott: Male  Search this
Oliver Wolcott: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Oliver Wolcott: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Gilbert Stuart: Male  Search this
Gilbert Stuart: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Gilbert Stuart: Visual Arts\Artist\Portraitist  Search this
Francis Hopkinson: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Francis Hopkinson: Male  Search this
Francis Hopkinson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Francis Hopkinson: Literature\Writer  Search this
Francis Hopkinson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Nathanael Greene: Male  Search this
Nathanael Greene: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
Nathanael Greene: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Nathanael Greene: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Iron  Search this
Nathanael Greene: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton: Female  Search this
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Charity administrator\Charity founder\Orphanage founder  Search this
John Jay: Male  Search this
John Jay: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Jay: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Jay: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
John Jay: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
John Jay: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US  Search this
Thomas McKean: Male  Search this
Thomas McKean: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Thomas McKean: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Thomas McKean: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Thomas McKean: Politics and Government\Governor\Pennsylvania  Search this
Thomas McKean: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Delaware  Search this
Thomas McKean: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Pennsylvania  Search this
Faith Trumbull Wadsworth: Female  Search this
Alice De Lancey Izard: Female  Search this
Charles Carroll: Male  Search this
Charles Carroll: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Charles Carroll: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Charles Carroll: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive\Railroad  Search this
Charles Carroll: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Planter  Search this
Charles Carroll: Politics and Government\State Senator\Maryland  Search this
Charles Carroll: Politics and Government\US Senator\Maryland  Search this
John Adams: Male  Search this
John Adams: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.: Male  Search this
Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.: Politics and Government\Governor\Connecticut  Search this
Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.: Politics and Government\Legislator  Search this
Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Justice of the Peace  Search this
Benjamin Rush: Male  Search this
Benjamin Rush: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Benjamin Rush: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Benjamin Rush: Medicine and Health\Physician  Search this
Benjamin Rush: Society and Social Change\Reformer  Search this
Benjamin Rush: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Benjamin Rush: Literature\Writer\Medical  Search this
Benjamin Rush: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Humanitarian  Search this
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington: Female  Search this
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US  Search this
John Hancock: Male  Search this
John Hancock: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman  Search this
John Hancock: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
John Hancock: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
John Hancock: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Martha ("Patsy") Jefferson Randolph: Female  Search this
Martha ("Patsy") Jefferson Randolph: Society and Social Change\Hostess  Search this
Martha ("Patsy") Jefferson Randolph: Politics and Government\Daughter of US President  Search this
Sally Foster Otis: Female  Search this
Arthur Middleton: Male  Search this
Arthur Middleton: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Arthur Middleton: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Arthur Middleton: Military and Intelligence\Soldier\Revolution  Search this
Arthur Middleton: Politics and Government\US Congressman\South Carolina  Search this
Arthur Middleton: Law and Law Enforcement\Justice of the Peace  Search this
Arthur Middleton: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Planter  Search this
Sarah Vanbrugh Livingston Jay: Female  Search this
Cornelia Tappen Clinton: Female  Search this
Robert R. Livingston: Male  Search this
Robert R. Livingston: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Robert R. Livingston: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
Robert R. Livingston: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Robert R. Livingston: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Robert R. Livingston: Education and Scholarship\Founder\School  Search this
Robert R. Livingston: Visual Arts\Founder\Art Museum  Search this
Robert R. Livingston: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Robert R. Livingston: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Robert R. Livingston: Politics and Government\Chancellor  Search this
John Trumbull: Male  Search this
John Trumbull: Visual Arts\Artist\Portraitist  Search this
John Trumbull: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\History painter  Search this
Mary Carroll Caton: Female  Search this
George Washington Parke Custis: Male  Search this
George Washington Parke Custis: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
John Dickinson: Male  Search this
John Dickinson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Dickinson: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Pennsylvania  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Delaware  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Delaware  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Male  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Literature\Writer  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of Treasury  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Abigail Smith Adams: Female  Search this
Abigail Smith Adams: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US  Search this
Abigail Smith Adams: Literature\Writer\Letter writer  Search this
William White: Male  Search this
William White: Literature\Writer\Religious  Search this
William White: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Prelate\Bishop  Search this
Gouverneur Morris: Male  Search this
Gouverneur Morris: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
Gouverneur Morris: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Gouverneur Morris: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Gouverneur Morris: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Mary Alsop King: Female  Search this
Lewis Morris: Male  Search this
Lewis Morris: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Lewis Morris: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Lewis Morris: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\University administrator\University trustee  Search this
Lewis Morris: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York  Search this
Lewis Morris: Politics and Government\Patriot  Search this
Lewis Morris: Military and Intelligence\Militia\Militiaman\Revolution  Search this
James Iredell: Male  Search this
James Iredell: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Iredell: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice  Search this
James Iredell: Politics and Government\State Attorney General\North Carolina  Search this
King Louis Philippe of France: Male  Search this
King Louis Philippe of France: Rulers and Aristocracy\Aristocrat\Duke  Search this
King Louis Philippe of France: Rulers and Aristocracy\King\France  Search this
Henry Laurens: Male  Search this
Henry Laurens: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Henry Laurens: Politics and Government\Government official  Search this
Henry Laurens: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Henry Laurens: Military and Intelligence\Militia\Officer  Search this
Henry Laurens: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Planter  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Male  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Education and Scholarship\Founder\University  Search this
Sophia Chew: Female  Search this
Oliver Ellsworth: Male  Search this
Oliver Ellsworth: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Oliver Ellsworth: Politics and Government\US Senator\Connecticut  Search this
Oliver Ellsworth: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US  Search this
Mrs. Bingham: Female  Search this
Benjamin Huntington: Male  Search this
Mrs. Van Rensseleaar: Female  Search this
Mrs. Winthrop: Female  Search this
Mrs. Genet: Female  Search this
Miss Habersham: Female  Search this
Duke of Kent: Male  Search this
Mrs. Drayton: Female  Search this
Miss Brockholst Livingston: Female  Search this
Abigail Amelia Adams Smith: Female  Search this
Pamela Dwight Sedgwick: Female  Search this
Catherine Luer: Female  Search this
Mrs. Cutler: Female  Search this
Mrs. Chauncey Goodrich: Female  Search this
Harriet Chew Carroll: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Brooklyn Museum
Object number:
39.536.1 Brooklyn
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Scene at the Signing of the Constitution

Artist:
Howard Chandler Christy, 10 Jan. 1872 - 3 Mar. 1952  Search this
Howard Chandler Christy, 10 Jan. 1872 - 3 Mar. 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Baldwin, 22 Nov 1754 - 4 Mar 1807  Search this
Richard Bassett, 2 Apr 1745 - 16 Aug 1815  Search this
Gunning Bedford, Jr., 1747 - 1812  Search this
John Blair Jr., 1732 - 1800  Search this
William Blount, 1749 - 1800  Search this
David Brearly, 1745 - 1790  Search this
Jacob Broom, 1752 - 1810  Search this
Pierce Butler, 1744 - 1822  Search this
Daniel Carroll, 1730 - 1796  Search this
George Clymer, 16 Mar 1739 - 25 Jan 1813  Search this
Jonathan Dayton, 1760 - 1824  Search this
John Dickinson, 8 Nov 1732 - 14 Feb 1808  Search this
William Few, 1748 - 1828  Search this
Thomas Fitzsimons, 1741 - 1811  Search this
Benjamin Franklin, 17 Jan 1706 - 17 Apr 1790  Search this
Nicholas Gilman, 1755 - 1814  Search this
Nathaniel Gorham, 1738 - 1796  Search this
Alexander Hamilton, 11 Jan 1757 - 11 Jul 1804  Search this
Jared Ingersoll, 1749 - 1822  Search this
William Jackson, 1759 - 1828  Search this
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, 1723 - 16 Nov 1790  Search this
William Samuel Johnson, 7 Oct 1727 - 14 Nov 1819  Search this
Rufus King, 24 Mar 1755 - 29 Apr 1827  Search this
Howard Chandler Christy, 10 Jan. 1872 - 3 Mar. 1952  Search this
John Langdon, 1741 - 1819  Search this
William Livingston, 1723 - 1790  Search this
James Madison, 16 Mar 1751 - 28 Jun 1836  Search this
James McHenry, 1753 - 1816  Search this
Thomas Mifflin, 1744 - 1800  Search this
Gouverneur Morris, 31 Jan 1752 - 6 Nov 1816  Search this
Robert Morris, 31 Jan 1734 - 8 May 1806  Search this
William Paterson, 1745 - 1806  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 25 Feb 1746 - 25 Aug 1825  Search this
George Read, 18 Sep 1733 - 21 Sep 1798  Search this
John Rutledge, 1739 - 18 Jul 1800  Search this
Roger Sherman, c. 19 Apr 1721 - 23 Jul 1793  Search this
Richard Dobbs Spaight, 1758 - 1802  Search this
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
Hugh Williamson, 5 Dec 1735 - 22 May 1819  Search this
James Wilson, 14 Sep 1742 - 21 Aug 1798  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
600cm x 900cm (236 1/4" x 354 5/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
1940
Topic:
William Jackson: Male  Search this
William Jackson: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
William Jackson: Politics and Government\Public official\Secretary  Search this
Thomas Mifflin: Male  Search this
Thomas Mifflin: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Thomas Mifflin: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Thomas Mifflin: Politics and Government\Governor\Pennsylvania  Search this
Jared Ingersoll: Male  Search this
Jared Ingersoll: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Jared Ingersoll: Politics and Government\US Attorney  Search this
Jared Ingersoll: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Jared Ingersoll: Politics and Government\State Attorney General\Pennsylvania  Search this
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Male  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Politics and Government\US Congressman\South Carolina  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Politics and Government\Governor\South Carolina  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Politics and Government\State Senator\South Carolina  Search this
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Military and Intelligence\Prisoner of War  Search this
James Madison: Male  Search this
James Madison: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Virginia  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
James Madison: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Robert Morris: Male  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Robert Morris: Business and Finance\Financier  Search this
Robert Morris: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant\Shipping  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Pennsylvania  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
William Livingston: Male  Search this
William Livingston: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Livingston: Politics and Government\Governor\New Jersey  Search this
William Livingston: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
William Livingston: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer\Gentleman  Search this
Rufus King: Male  Search this
Rufus King: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York  Search this
Rufus King: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
Rufus King: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Rufus King: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Rufus King: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Rufus King: Politics and Government\Vice-Presidential Candidate  Search this
Nicholas Gilman: Male  Search this
Nicholas Gilman: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Nicholas Gilman: Politics and Government\US Senator\New Hampshire  Search this
Nicholas Gilman: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Nicholas Gilman: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New Hampshire  Search this
Nicholas Gilman: Politics and Government\Public official\Treasurer  Search this
John Langdon: Male  Search this
John Langdon: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
John Langdon: Politics and Government\Governor\New Hampshire  Search this
John Langdon: Politics and Government\US Senator\New Hampshire  Search this
John Langdon: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
George Clymer: Male  Search this
George Clymer: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
George Clymer: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
George Clymer: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Pennsylvania  Search this
George Clymer: Business and Finance\Banker  Search this
George Clymer: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
George Clymer: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
John Rutledge: Male  Search this
John Rutledge: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
John Rutledge: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US  Search this
David Brearly: Male  Search this
David Brearly: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Jacob Broom: Male  Search this
Jacob Broom: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Real estate agent  Search this
Jacob Broom: Law and Law Enforcement\Justice of the Peace  Search this
Jacob Broom: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Jacob Broom: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Maryland  Search this
Jacob Broom: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Shipping  Search this
Jacob Broom: Politics and Government\Government official\Postmaster  Search this
Thomas Fitzsimons: Male  Search this
John Blair Jr.: Male  Search this
John Blair Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice  Search this
John Blair Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Jurist  Search this
John Blair Jr.: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
William Blount: Male  Search this
William Blount: Politics and Government\US Senator\Tennessee  Search this
William Blount: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Planter  Search this
William Blount: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
William Blount: Business and Finance\Land speculator  Search this
Abraham Baldwin: Male  Search this
Abraham Baldwin: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Georgia  Search this
Abraham Baldwin: Politics and Government\US Senator\Georgia  Search this
Abraham Baldwin: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Abraham Baldwin: Education and Scholarship\Founder\University  Search this
Richard Bassett: Male  Search this
Richard Bassett: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
Richard Bassett: Politics and Government\Governor\Delaware  Search this
Hugh Williamson: Male  Search this
Hugh Williamson: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
Hugh Williamson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Hugh Williamson: Medicine and Health\Physician  Search this
Hugh Williamson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Hugh Williamson: Politics and Government\Patriot  Search this
Hugh Williamson: Medicine and Health\Medical Scientist  Search this
Hugh Williamson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\North Carolina  Search this
Pierce Butler: Male  Search this
Pierce Butler: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Planter  Search this
Pierce Butler: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Pierce Butler: Politics and Government\US Senator\South Carolina  Search this
James McHenry: Male  Search this
James McHenry: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
James McHenry: Politics and Government\State Senator\Maryland  Search this
James McHenry: Medicine and Health\Physician\Army\Surgeon  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Literature\Writer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Science and Technology\Scientist  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Crafts and Trades\Printer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Government official\Postmaster  Search this
William Few: Male  Search this
William Few: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York  Search this
William Few: Military and Intelligence\Soldier\Revolution  Search this
William Few: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
William Few: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
William Few: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
William Few: Politics and Government\State Senator\Georgia  Search this
William Few: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive\Banking  Search this
Nathaniel Gorham: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Gorham: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Nathaniel Gorham: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Nathaniel Gorham: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Nathaniel Gorham: Business and Finance\Land speculator  Search this
Gunning Bedford, Jr.: Male  Search this
Gunning Bedford, Jr.: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Gunning Bedford, Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
Gunning Bedford, Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Jurist  Search this
Gunning Bedford, Jr.: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Gunning Bedford, Jr.: Politics and Government\State Attorney General\Delaware  Search this
Richard Dobbs Spaight: Male  Search this
Richard Dobbs Spaight: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Roger Sherman: Male  Search this
Roger Sherman: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Roger Sherman: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Roger Sherman: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Roger Sherman: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Roger Sherman: Law and Law Enforcement\Justice of the Peace  Search this
Roger Sherman: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Roger Sherman: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Revolutionary  Search this
Roger Sherman: Crafts and Trades\Cobbler  Search this
Roger Sherman: Politics and Government\Public official\Mayor\New Haven, CT  Search this
John Dickinson: Male  Search this
John Dickinson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Dickinson: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Pennsylvania  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Delaware  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Delaware  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Male  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Literature\Writer  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of Treasury  Search this
Alexander Hamilton: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Jonathan Dayton: Male  Search this
Jonathan Dayton: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Jonathan Dayton: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New Jersey  Search this
Jonathan Dayton: Politics and Government\US Senator\New Jersey  Search this
Jonathan Dayton: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Jonathan Dayton: Business and Finance\Land speculator  Search this
Gouverneur Morris: Male  Search this
Gouverneur Morris: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
Gouverneur Morris: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Gouverneur Morris: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Gouverneur Morris: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Howard Chandler Christy: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Howard Chandler Christy: Male  Search this
Howard Chandler Christy: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Howard Chandler Christy: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Howard Chandler Christy: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
Daniel Carroll: Male  Search this
Daniel Carroll: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Daniel Carroll: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Planter  Search this
Daniel Carroll: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Daniel Carroll: Politics and Government\US Senator\Maryland  Search this
William Samuel Johnson: Male  Search this
William Samuel Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Samuel Johnson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
William Samuel Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
William Samuel Johnson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Connecticut  Search this
William Samuel Johnson: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\College administrator\President  Search this
William Samuel Johnson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
James Wilson: Male  Search this
James Wilson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Wilson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
James Wilson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice  Search this
James Wilson: Law and Law Enforcement\Jurist  Search this
James Wilson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
William Paterson: Male  Search this
William Paterson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice  Search this
William Paterson: Politics and Government\Governor\New Jersey  Search this
William Paterson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
William Paterson: Politics and Government\State Senator\New Jersey  Search this
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer: Male  Search this
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Maryland  Search this
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Revolutionary  Search this
George Read: Male  Search this
George Read: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
George Read: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
George Read: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
George Read: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Delaware  Search this
George Read: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
George Read: Politics and Government\State Senator\Delaware  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: U.S. Capitol
Object number:
DC230429
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Usage conditions apply
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Lafayette S. Foster

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Lafayette Sabine Foster, 22 Nov 1806 - 19 Sep 1880  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.2 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/16")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Male  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Politics and Government\US Senator\Connecticut  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Connecticut  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\School administrator  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Politics and Government\Public official\Mayor\Norwich, CT  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Connecticut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M770
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm477e68c0b-0ac8-4b54-8d44-80e14833ee18
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M770

Lafayette S. Foster

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Lafayette Sabine Foster, 22 Nov 1806 - 19 Sep 1880  Search this
Medium:
Glass plate collodion negative
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.2 cm (3 7/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/16")
Type:
Photographic Negative
Date:
c. 1860-70
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Glove  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Male  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Politics and Government\US Senator\Connecticut  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Connecticut  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\School administrator  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Politics and Government\Public official\Mayor\Norwich, CT  Search this
Lafayette Sabine Foster: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Connecticut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M771
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f6044c82-604c-44a9-ab50-68cdd3303072
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M771

Jacob Kainen papers

Creator:
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Kainen, Ruth Cole.  Search this
Names:
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Australian National Gallery  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
British Museum  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Middendorf Gallery  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Acton, David, 1953-  Search this
Agee, William C.  Search this
Berman, Avis  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Butler, Bryce  Search this
Cole, Phoebe  Search this
Fine, Ruth, 1941-  Search this
Fort Wayne Museum of Art  Search this
Frohlich, Newton, 1936-  Search this
Gilkey, Gordon  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Harrison, Carol  Search this
Holden, Donald  Search this
Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole, 1922-  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Jackson, John Baptist, 1701-1780?  Search this
Jordon, Jim  Search this
Kalonyme, Louis  Search this
Lunn, Harry, 1933-1998  Search this
Morse, Peter  Search this
Nordland, Gerald  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Pollack, Jerome  Search this
Powell, Richard J., 1953-  Search this
Purcell, Ann  Search this
Rand, Harry  Search this
Reynolds, Jock  Search this
Ries, Martin, 1926-  Search this
Solman, Joseph, 1909-2008  Search this
Steinberg, Leo  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles, 1917-  Search this
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991  Search this
Tejera, V. ((Victorino))  Search this
Thornton, Valerie  Search this
Weber, Joanne  Search this
Extent:
33.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Transcripts
Videotapes
Visitors' books
Lectures
Prints
Greeting cards
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Date:
1905-2009
bulk 1940-2001
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diaries, calendars, inventories, interview transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diary and journal entries, calendars, inventories, interview and "dialog" transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.

Biographical materials include items concerning Kainen's career as a curator and artist, in addition to a useful bibliography, detailed biographical outline, and a copy of an FBI report compiled on him. Also included are five videocassette recordings of Kainen.

Alphabetical correspondence/subject files comprise the bulk of the collection and include both Jacob's and Ruth's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, artists, art critics, curators, museums, arts organizations, galleries, and many others. There is a significant amount of correspondence with David Acton, the Addison Gallery of Art and Jock Reynolds, William Agee, Australian National Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Avis Berman, the British Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth Broun and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bryce Butler, Pheobe Cole, the Corcoran Gallery and School of Art, Richard Field, Ruth Fine, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Newton Frohlich, Gordon Gilkey and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Arshile Gorky, Piri Halesz, Carol Harrison, Donald Holden, Wilhelmina Holladay, John Baptist Jackson, Jim Jordon, Lou Kantor, Harry Lunn Jr., Middendorf Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Peter Morse, Gerald Nordland, Francis O'Connor, Jerome Pollack, Richard Powell, Ann Purcell, Harry Rand, Martin Ries, Joseph Solman, Leo Steinberg, Prentiss Taylor, Victorino Tejera, Valerie Thornton, Joanne Weber, and numerous family members.

Writings are by and about Jacob Kainen. Kainen's writings include articles, lectures, exhibition catalog essays, notes, travel notebooks, short stories, poems, and written statements about his artistic motivations and justifications. There are writings about Kainen by Avis Berman, Ruth Cole Kainen, and others. The bulk of the numerous diary entries are from Ruth Cole Kainen's diaries, many of which concern Jacob and their family. There are also annotated and revised diary entries. There is one folder of diary entries and one folder of journal entries by Jacob Kainen and two dismantled journal-like notebooks. The papers include daily calendars and travel itineraries from 1972 through 2001.

The papers include transcripts of formal interviews and informal conversations with Jacob Kainen. Transcripts are of informal dinner, telephone, and general conversations between friends, colleagues, artists, and Ruth Cole Kainen. Included are conversations with Avis Berman, Walter Hopps, Harry Rand, Joshua Taylor, and several others. Many of these transcripts were also annnotated by Jacob and Ruth Kainen. Also found are numerous transcripts of more formal interviews with Kainen by art historians, art critics, and students.

There are inventories, appraisals, and lists of sold and not sold paintings, as well as color photographs of some of Kainen's works of art. Also found are inventories of the Kainens' art collection. Printed materials include Kainen's exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings of articles by and about Jacob Kainen, and an exhibition guestbook.

Photographs are of Kainen with his family and friends, at exhibition openings, and working in his studios. Works of art by others includes handmade greeting cards, limited edition prints, and portfolios given to Jacob Kainen. Nine scrapbooks containing news clippings and exhibition publications document the entirety of Kainen's career as an artist.
Arrangement:
The Jacob Kainen papers are arranged into 11 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-2001 (Boxes 1, 32; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence/Subject Files, 1936-2003 (Boxes 1-12, 32-33; 11.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1920s-2002 (Boxes 12-13, 33; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries, circa 1952-2002 (Boxes 13-18, 33-38; 10.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Calendars, 1953-2008 (Boxes 18-20, 38; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Transcripts, circa 1975-1994 (Boxes 20-21, 38; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Inventories, 1927-2001 (Boxes 21-22; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1938-2003 (Box 22, 38, OV 31; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1905-2000 (Boxes 22-25, 38, OV 31; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 10: Works of Art by Others, 1942-2000 (Boxes 25-26, OV 31; 1.2 linear foot)

Series 11: Scrapbooks, 1936-1998 (Boxes 27-30, 38; 1.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jacob Kainen (1909-2001) was a painter, printmaker, and curator who worked primarily in Washington, D.C.

Born on December 7, 1909 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Jacob Kainen moved with his family to New York City in 1918. Kainen studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn from 1927 until 1930, and at the Art Student's League. In the early 1930s, Kainen became involved in social causes and formed close friendships with the early abstractionists, including John Graham, Arshile Gorky, and Stuart Davis. He joined the Artists' Union and a contributor to its journal, Art Front, along with Stuart Davis and Harold Rosenberg. Jacob's participation in the Artists' Union was later investigated by the FBI.

From 1935 until 1942, Kainen worked for the Graphic Arts Division of the Works Progress Administration in New York City and began exhibiting with the New York School. It was during this period that he married Bertha Friedman. Jacob and Bertha had two sons together, Dan and Paul, and divorced in 1968.

In 1942, Kainen made a life-changing decision to leave New York City and move to Washington, D.C. to accept what he thought would be a temporary position as a scientific aide in the Division of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian Institution. Kainen quickly became Assistant Curator and Curator in 1946. He served as Curator for twenty years, completely reshaping the department and building the graphic arts collection. His print exhibitions brought the work of S.W. Hayter, Josef Albers, Adja Yunkers, Louis Lozowick, Karl Schrag, José Guerrero, Louis Schanker, Werner Drewes, and Boris Margo to Washington audiences - graphic work that might not have been shown that early in the area.

1947 marked the opening of the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts, where Kainen served as a teacher and guide to several important artists, helping to make the workshop a magnet for new talent and instrumental in furthering the careers of several artists. Although Kainen taught Gene Davis and Alma Thomas and introduced Morris Louis to Leon Berkowitz, he never considered himself a member of the "Washington Color School."

In 1949, the Corcoran Gallery of Art held a retrospective of Kainen's prints and three years later Kenneth Noland organized Kainen's first painting retrospective at Catholic University. Kainen's paintings from the 1940s illustrated a shift away from social realism toward abstract expressionism. In 1956, Jacob Kainen received a grant from the American Philosophical society to conduct research in Europe for his monograph on the English woodcut artist, John Baptist Jackson. He traveled to Europe again in 1962 to study paintings and prints from the Mannerist Period.

From 1966 until 1970, Kainen worked as the Curator of prints and drawings at the National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum). He married Ruth Cole in February of 1969. Kainen retired from the Smithsonian a year later to devote himself full-time to his art, but continued to serve as a special consultant to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for nineteen years. In 1971 and 1972, Kainen taught painting and the history of printmaking at the University of Maryland. A retrospective of Kainen's paintings was held in 1993 at the National Museum of American Art (SAAM).

Throughout his artistic career, Kainen experimented with different mediums and explored different styles, yet he identified himself as a painter. Jacob Kainen participated in at least twenty-five one man shows and several group exhibitions. His works are in collections across the United States and abroad, including the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Museum. He worked in his studio up until the time of his death on March 19, 2001 at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Related Material:
Found among the holdings of the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Jacob Kainen conducted by Avis Berman in 1982 for the Archives' "Mark Rothko and His Times" oral history project. Also found are microfilm copies of Bertha Kainen's correspondence with Avis Berman regarding Berman's essay about Jacob Kainen.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 565, 2147-2149, and 2200) including correspondence, writings by Kainen, and papers relating to the Smithsonian Institution Loyalty Board's investigation of Jacob Kainen from 1942-1954. Most, but not all, of the loaned materials were included in later gifts. Loaned materials not donated at a later date remain with the lender and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Jacob and Ruth Kainen first lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming from 1973-1981, the bulk of which was included in the later gifts. Papers were then donated in multiple accretions between 1981-2007 by Jacob and Ruth Kainen, and in 2009 from the estate of Ruth Kainen via executor Teresa Covacevich Grana. Also in 2003, eight photographs of Jacob and Ruth Kainen were transferred from the National Portrait Gallery to the Archives of American Art.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. 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:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art teachers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Transcripts
Videotapes
Visitors' books
Lectures
Prints
Greeting cards
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2008, bulk 1940-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kainjaco
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Jacob Kainen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw974ec158d-d417-4d06-931d-44a4af17ab27
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kainjaco
Online Media:

The Connecticut Settlers, (painting)

Painter:
Pyle, Howard 1853-1911  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Illustration
Date:
Ca. 1902
Topic:
Literature--Scribner's Magazine  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8C110026
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_420089

Shoreline at Noank, Connecticut, (painting)

Painter:
Ranger, Henry Ward 1858-1916  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1907
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Connecticut--Noank  Search this
Architecture--Boat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8C110028
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_420094

Joan Combs Rudman papers, 1969-1997

Creator:
Rudman, Joan Combs  Search this
Citation:
Joan Combs Rudman papers, 1969-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Watercolorists -- United States -- Sources  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6274
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216619
AAA_collcode_rudmjoan
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216619

Joan Combs Rudman papers

Creator:
Rudman, Joan Combs  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1997
Summary:
The papers of watercolorist and educator Joan Combs Rudman measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1969 to 1997. Found are materials relating to Rudman's incomplete book project on twenty contemporary American women watercolorists.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of watercolorist and educator Joan Combs Rudman measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1969 to 1997. Found are materials relating to Rudman's incomplete book project on twenty contemporary American women watercolorists.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Joan Combs Rudman (1927- ) is a watercolorist and educator in Stamford, Connecticut. Rudman worked on a book project discussing twenty American women watercolorists.
Provenance:
Donated 1999 by Joan Combs Rudman.
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:
Watercolorists -- Connecticut -- Stamford  Search this
Educators -- Connecticut -- Stamford  Search this
Painters -- Connecticut -- Stamford  Search this
Topic:
Watercolorists -- United States -- Sources  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Citation:
Joan Combs Rudman papers, 1969-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rudmjoan
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9273c5fe8-b473-47f3-b920-bb1826c9a64f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rudmjoan

Alice Trumbull Mason papers, 1921-1977

Creator:
Mason, Alice Trumbull, 1904-1971  Search this
Subject:
Kelpe, Paul  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Poetry
Citation:
Alice Trumbull Mason papers, 1921-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7861
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210028
AAA_collcode_masoalic
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210028
Online Media:

Battle of Lights, Coney Island, Mardi Gras, (painting)

Painter:
Stella, Joseph 1877-1946  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Yale University Art Gallery 1111 Chapel Street New Haven Connecticut 06520 Accession Number: 1941.689
Date:
1913-1914
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--New York--Coney Island  Search this
Ceremony--Festival--Mardi Gras  Search this
Control number:
IAP 07261535
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_38290

MacDougal Alley, (painting)

Painter:
Sheeler, Charles 1883-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Wesleyan University Davison Art Center 301 High Street Middletown Connecticut 06457
Date:
1924
Topic:
Cityscape--Street--Alley  Search this
Architecture exterior--Detail--Roof  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G280070
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_480050

Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
Universal Network Television, American, founded 1950  Search this
Alex Haley, American, 1921 - 1992  Search this
Percy Ellis Sutton, American, 1920 - 2009  Search this
Columbia Records, American, founded 1888  Search this
Brown & Williamson, American, born 1894  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry  Search this
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Roy Wilkins, American, 1901 - 1981  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968  Search this
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930  Search this
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., American, founded 1923  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1943  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
President Jimmy Carter, American, born 1924  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910  Search this
Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc., American, founded 1964  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
National Urban League Guild, American, founded 1946  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971  Search this
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898  Search this
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935  Search this
Muhammad Ali, American, 1942 - 2016  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
Northside Center for Child Development, Inc., founded 1946  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 5/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 0.8 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Sports  Search this
Tennis  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a191f832-64ab-4d62-81fe-a2bc53493bea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.11
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