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"Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture" Curator's Video Tour

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YouTube Videos
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2022 Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellows Lectures – May 4, 2022 (Day 1)

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Type:
Lectures
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Alice Brown Chittenden papers, 1860-1974

Creator:
Chittenden, Alice Brown, 1859-1944  Search this
Citation:
Alice Brown Chittenden papers, 1860-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7411
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209568
AAA_collcode_chitalic
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Richmond -- Westhampton Cottage Garden.

Former owner:
Hagan, Earl F.  Search this
Ross, William  Search this
Ross, Jacquelyn  Search this
Provenance:
Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Westhampton Cottage Garden (Richmond, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Richmond
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of sketches, plans and paintings.
General:
Located on less than 1 acres, this English-style garden evolved over the years as the creator, an artist, continually transformed and refined it. It is a strolling garden and leads the visitor from room to room. The entrance to the garden opens into the Chaise Garden, named for the two iron chaise lounges which anchor it. Passing through another gate at the far end, you come upon the Boxwood Oval. From this point you can stroll along the grass paths through the Perennial Garden or the gravel paths through the Woodland Gardens.
The Westhampton Cottage Garden is an artist's garden, created with an artist's passion and energy. In 1961, former owners William and Jacquelyn Ross moved into the house. Mrs. Ross, a painter and avid flower arranger, let the garden evolve as if it were a giant flower arrangement. When current owners purchased the house they opened up the boxwood oval in the back for space and circulation and transplanted the boxwood around the urn in the Chaise Garden. Plantings include dogwood, ferns, juniper, and oak-leaf hydrangea.
Persons associated with the garden include: Earl F. Hagan (former owner, 1935-?); William and Jacquelyn Ross (former owners, 1961-2008).
Related Materials:
Westhampton Cottage Garden. related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 digital images)
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 -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA451
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66ae6db9e-7ba1-4693-8dd8-e9e34e791084
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18901

Cherokee man, Cunne Shote

Creator:
Parsons, F.  Search this
Names:
Conocotocko  Search this
Ku na gadoga  Search this
The Standing Turkey  Search this
Turkey Is Standing  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (8x10 in)
Culture:
Cherokee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1762
Biographical / Historical:
The Stalking Turkey (Cunne Shote), the Pouting Pigeon, and Ostenaco (Austenaco, Ustenacah, Judd's Friend, Judge Friend, Mankiller), all Cherokees, the latter a chief who lived in the Overhill town of Tamali (Monroe County, Tennessee) accompanied Henry Timberlake of Hanover County, Virginia to England in 1762. Ostenaco was commonly known as Outacity (Ottassite, Otacite) which was probably a title. [Source: Forman, Carolyn. Indians Abroad. University of Oklahoma Press, 1943. page 65 ff.
Local Numbers:
OPPS NEG.997
Local Note:
Mrs Foreman gives the following in a footnote, pages 70-71: "Among the works of Parsons listed in A Biographical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers is 'Portrait of a group of Indian chiefs who visited England in 1763. Engraved by Mc-Ardell.' In Chaloner Smith's British Mezzotinto Portraits, 584, is a description of the portrait by Parsons: 'H.L. directed and facing slightly to left, looking to front, feathers in scalplock, medals on neck, gorget with G.R. III, band over hunting shirt on right arm, knife in hand, robe over left shoulder, trees in background.'The legend read: 'F. Parsons pinxt. Js McArdell fecit. Cunne Shote, the Indian Chief, a great Warrior of the Cherokee Nation. Sold at the Golden Head, in Queen's Square, Ormond Street, Pr. 2s 6d.'"
A color slide of this painting is also available; see slide files in Room 61-A. JCR 1/1972
A picture of Cunne Shote (actually Ku na gadoga), "Emperor" of the Overhill Cherokees in the present Tennessee, portrait 1762. His name in the language of the Ani Yunwiya ("Cherokee"): Ku na gadoga (Turkey is Standing), loosely translated "The Standing Turkey," and variously Anglicized (by the English, not the Cherokees) as Conocotocko, etc. Another color reproduction: initial issue (Winter 1976) of the Journal of Cherokee Studies. I've seen him called Conocotockoin the South Carolina Gazette, would have to consult my notes for exact date. The spelling Ku na gadoga and translation come from Duane King, Editor, Journal of Cherokee Studies. Information from Wes White, May 5th, 1981.
Black and white copy negative
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / Parsons, F.
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39966cc14-060f-44b8-bf0a-90f3ab2f254a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref6958

Alice Brown Chittenden papers

Creator:
Chittenden, Alice Brown, 1859 or 60-1944  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1860-1974
Summary:
The scattered papers of painter Alice Brown Chittenden measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1860 to 1974. Found are biographical material, correspondence, drawings by Chittenden and others, an inventory of works of art, photographs and albums, printed material, and a clippings scrapbook.
Scope and Contents:
The scattered papers of painter Alice Brown Chittenden measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1860 to 1974. Found are biographical material, correspondence, drawings by Chittenden and others, an inventory of works of art, photographs and albums, printed material, and a clippings scrapbook.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Brown Chittenden (1859-1944) was a painter active in San Francisco, California. She is known for her paintings of flowers and California wildflowers. Additionally, she taught painting at the Hopkins Art School (later the California School of Design) and the California School of Fine Arts.
Provenance:
Donated 1974 by Virginia Larribeau, granddaughter of Alice B. Chittenden.
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 -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Citation:
Alice Brown Chittenden papers, 1860-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.chitalic
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95358003a-a774-46bb-b9dd-bb72ad9a85bb
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-chitalic

Alma W. Thomas everything is beautiful Seth Feman and Jonathan Frederick Walz

Title:
Everything is beautiful
Editor:
Feman, Seth  Search this
Walz, Jonathan Frederick 1970-  Search this
Host institution:
Columbus Museum (Columbus, Ga.)  Search this
Chrysler Museum  Search this
Frist Art Museum (Nashville, Tenn.),.)  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Physical description:
335 pages illustrations (some color), color map 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Expositions
Catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Date:
2021
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
African American women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
African American art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Femmes artistes noires américaines  Search this
Femmes peintres  Search this
Art noir américain  Search this
Art  Search this
ART--General  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.T451 W36 2021
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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East-West Interchanges in American Art: Virginia Anderson

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Type:
Symposia
YouTube Videos
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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
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bdf775af-c0f1-4418-9b79-1266df00f765
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edanmdm:npg_39.536.1_Brooklyn

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
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ca7267d3-6e6b-4e3a-ae05-e605afc5e83d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC230429

Seven Men in Conversation before the Bust of Brutus

Attribution:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Jefferson, 13 Apr 1743 - 4 Jul 1826  Search this
Unidentified Man  Search this
John Adams, 30 Oct 1735 - 4 Jul 1826  Search this
Unidentified Man  Search this
Jacques Louis David, 1748 - 1825  Search this
Philip Mazzei, 1730 - 1816  Search this
William Short, 1759 - 1849  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
30.4cm x 36.8cm (11 15/16" x 14 1/2"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture\Bust  Search this
Unidentified Man: Male  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
Jacques Louis David: Male  Search this
Jacques Louis David: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
William Short: Male  Search this
William Short: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Philip Mazzei: Male  Search this
Philip Mazzei: Medicine and Health\Physician  Search this
Philip Mazzei: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant\Wine merchant  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
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Galleria degli Uffizi
Object number:
IT010003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45de59a38-4524-49f1-8137-a979a755a478
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_IT010003

John C. Fremont

Attribution:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
John Charles Frémont, 21 Jan 1813 - 13 Jul 1890  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
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1861
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Button\Brass  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Male  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Natural Resource Occupations\Explorer  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\US Senator\California  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\Governor\California  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
Object number:
NPG.81.M93
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm463356795-4221-4280-a83d-010adb049859
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.M93

Thomas Jefferson

Artist:
Charles Bird King, 26 Sep 1785 - 18 Mar 1862  Search this
Copy after:
Gilbert Stuart, 3 Dec 1755 - 9 Jul 1828  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Jefferson, 13 Apr 1743 - 4 Jul 1826  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions:
Frame (Verified): 72.4 x 65.4 x 8.6cm (28 1/2 x 25 3/4 x 3 3/8")
Stretcher: 57.2 × 48.3cm (22 1/2 × 19")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1836
Topic:
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
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.92.110
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Exhibition:
America's Presidents (Reinstallation September 2017)
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 240
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b06e3418-017d-48db-b764-7aa959ff06ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.92.110

Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers

Creator:
Kiesler, Lillian, 1910?-2001  Search this
Names:
Anthology Film Archives  Search this
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
University of Iowa, Museum of Art  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Adnan, Etel  Search this
Andres, Jo  Search this
Arnaud, Leopold, 1895-1984  Search this
Bartos, Armand P., 1910-  Search this
Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985  Search this
Buscemi, Steve, 1958-  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Copley, Alfred L.  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965  Search this
Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1931-2000  Search this
Dorazio, Piero, 1927-  Search this
Dorazio, Virginia Dortch  Search this
Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Hawkins, Erick  Search this
Hodges, Alice  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Howe, George, 1886-1955  Search this
Kamler, Richard  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
MacIver, Loren, 1909-  Search this
Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997  Search this
Milius, Tom  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Montgomery, Chandler  Search this
Owen, Jane Blaffer, 1915-2010  Search this
Purdy, James  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid, 1915-1965  Search this
Extent:
49.1 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Diaries
Interviews
Scripts (documents)
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
circa 1910s-2003
bulk 1958-2000
Summary:
The papers of New York artist Lillian Kiesler and architect and sculptor Frederick Kiesler measure 49.1 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1910s-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1958-2000. The collection documents their personal and professional lives and the legacy of Frederick Kiesler's work through biographical material, correspondence, legal, financial and business records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed and digital material, writings and interviews, monographs, photographic material, and sound and video recordings. Also found are papers related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and the papers of artist Alice Hodges.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of artist, performer, and arts educator Lillian Kiesler and sculptor, architect, set designer, educator, and writer Frederick Kiesler measure 49.1 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1910s-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1958-2000. The collection documents their personal and professional lives and the legacy of Frederick Kiesler's work through biographical material, correspondence, legal, financial and business records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed and digital material, writings and interviews, monographs, photographic material, and sound and video recordings. Also found are papers related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and the papers of artist Alice Hodges.

The collection is arranged into two series: the Lillian Kiesler Papers (Series 1) and the Frederick Kiesler Papers (Series 2). Measuring 41.1 linear feet, the Lillian Kiesler Papers (Series 1) make up the bulk of the collection and document her personal life and professional career as an artist, actor, teacher, arts benefactor and promoter of Frederick Kiesler's legacy. The series spans her lifetime, although most of the material is dated after 1965. Among her papers are biographical materials, correspondence, legal and financial records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed material, monographs, papers related to Frederick Kiesler and his legacy, papers of and related to Hans Hofmann, papers of Alice Hodges, photographic material, and sound and video recordings.

Found among Lillian Kiesler's personal papers are address books, numerous calendars and appointment books, and diaries and journals. Her correspondence is extensive and contains business correspondence with John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation, and personal letters and greeting cards from friends, family, artists, scholars, and researchers, including Etel Adnan, Alcopley, Fritz Bultman, Steve Buscemi, Mike Diamond, Burgoyne Diller, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Piero Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Jay Gottlieb, Erick Hawkins, Burgess Meredith, Henry Miller, James Purdy, and Herrel Thomas. Of interest is a letter from Harry Holtzman postmarked March 13, 1935 describing his initial meeting with Mondrian, and a letter from E.B. Gordon describing Henry Miller in Paris.

Materials related to Lillian Kiesler's estate and last wishes can also be found, as well as teaching plans, student work, and writings by Lillian Kiesler's mentor and friend, New York University professor Chandler Montgomery. Various printed material, correspondence, scripts, and rehearsal schedules from Lillian Kiesler's exhibitions and performances are also found, and among the directors, artists and writers represented are Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, Cindy Lugar, Tim Miller and James Purdy. Artwork contains photographs by Bob Del Fredici, drawings by Piero Dorazio, and notes to Frederick Kiesler from Lillian Kiesler.

Subject files about artists, friends, colleagues, performances, and organizations in which she supported, such as the Anthology Film Archives, include printed materials and research materials. Signed exhibition catalogs of Loren MacIver, Dina Ghen, Lenore Tawney, and Toshiko Takaezu, and a reprint article inscribed by Alcopley can be found, as well as numerous inscribed monographs, including books inscribed by Max Weiler and Piero Dorazio, an inscribed first edition of Henry Miller's Black Spring (1936), and a 1937 monograph by Harry Holtzman titled American Abstract Artists.

Series 1 also includes materials related to her husband Frederick Kiesler, papers of and related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann, and the personal papers of artist Alice Hodges. The Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler were primarily created or compiled by Lillian Kiesler and document her work on behalf of Frederick Kiesler's legacy. Of interest are letters from Frederick Kiesler to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges; a bound volume of correspondence to Piero Dorazio; an inventory of objects in the Frederick Kiesler estate; photographs of artwork; an interview (sound recordings and transcript) with Lillian Kiesler about Frederick Kiesler for "Music of the Age," included on the tape is a portion of a Frederick Kiesler interview (1965); a recording of Lillian Kiesler interviewing Richard Kamler about Frederick Kiesler; and Frederick Kiesler's dialogue with Leo Castelli (undated).

Lillian Kiesler was a student of Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts, as well as an enthusiastic volunteer promoter and assistant to The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. The bulk of the papers of and related to Hans Hofmann were created or compiled by Lillian Kielser and are about Hofmann's career and legacy. However, also found are some papers of Hans Hofmann, including letters from Hofmann to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges describing his artwork, life in Provincetown, and issues with The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, typed and handwritten lectures given by Hofmann, Hofmann's 1941 address to the American Abstract Artists (AAA), three boxes of card files on students of the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in New York City and Provincetown, and photographs of Hofmann and his house in Provincetown taken by Wilfrid Zogbaum and Tom Milius.

The artist Alice Hodges (b. unknown-1965) was a close friend of Lillian Kiesler, a former secretary to Frederick Kiesler, and a student of Hans Hofmann. Included among her personal papers is some correspondence from Hans Hofmann and Katherine Drier and numerous postcards from Hodges and Lillian Kiesler's trip to Europe in 1950, posters and printed material from her exhibitions, an oversized scrapbook chronicling Lillian Kiesler's teaching career, records from the United States Treasury War Bond Art Auction in 1945, original artwork and greeting cards made by Hodges and Lillian Kiesler, and 31 rolled negative strips in metal canisters of Frederick Kiesler sculptures, Provincetown and Hans Hofmann, Wellfleet, Empire State Music Festival (1955), and travels to Colorado and Europe, some of which may be printed and found in this subseries.

Photographs found in the Lillian Kiesler Papers are mostly black and white and color snapshots of Lillian Kiesler's friends and family at events and at home, including candid photos of Hans Hofmann, Alice Hodges, Frederick Kiesler, and Alcopley. Slides prepared by Lillian Kiesler for a lecture on Frederick Kiesler and her lecture notes on index cards are found. Sound and video recordings include recordings of productions in which Lillian Kiesler performed, and music, film, or live stage performances written, directed, or performed by friends.

Measuring 7.1 linear feet, Frederick Kiesler's personal papers (Series 2) document his professional career and date from 1923-1992. Biographical materials include his curriculum vitae, four passports, and numerous appointment books and notes from late in his life. Correspondence with architects, publishers, editors, universities, museums, galleries, manufacturers, artists and friends includes letters from L. Alcopley, Leopold Arnaud, Armand P. Bartos, Piero and Virginia Dorazio, George Howe, Kay Johnson, Jane Owen, and others. There are also photocopied letters from Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, and Piet Mondrian. Business and financial records from the 1940s to mid-1960s comprise a significant bulk of this series and are primarily tax returns and receipts and statements used to file tax returns. Materials on the publication of "Inside the Endless House" (1966), the International Theatre Exposition (in German) in 1924 and other exhibits from shortly after his death are found, as well as student artwork and papers from Kiesler's classes in the mid-1950s. A bound copy of the "Bibliography of Writings of and About Frederick Kiesler" compiled by Lillian Kiesler is found, as well as printed material about Frederick Kiesler and a handful of photographs of artwork.

Users should note that Lillian Kiesler's and Frederick Kiesler's papers contain similar types of material that often overlap in subject matter, especially among the Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler (Subseries 1.10) in Series 1 and the Frederick Kiesler Papers (Series 2). This collection contains limited material related to Lillian Kiesler prior to the 1940s and Frederick Kiesler prior to his arrival in the United States in 1926.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series. Each series is divided into several subseries, with the arrangement described in detail in the series descriptions.

Missing Title

Series 1: Lillian Kiesler papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Box 1-39, 47-52, OV 53-57; 41.1 linear feet, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 2: Frederick Kiesler papers, 1923-1992 (Box 40-46, OV 53; 7.1 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965) was a sculptor, architect, set designer, educator, and writer active in New York and Connecticutt. Lillian Kiesler (1911-2001) was a performer, arts educator, and painter married to Frederick Kiesler. She was also active in the administration of the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts.

Frederick Kiesler was born in Romania in 1890, although he gave various other dates for his birth and regularly cited Vienna as his birthplace. He arrived in the United States with his wife Steffi in 1926 for the International Theatre Exposition at Steinway Hall in New York City. They stayed in the United States and were granted citizenship in 1936.

Kiesler secured a teaching position at Columbia University's School of Architecture in 1930, and from 1934 through 1957 he was the scenic design director at The Juilliard School of Music. He also lectured at Yale University from 1950-1952. Often labeled a Surrealist, Kiesler's work was experimental and frequently described as ahead of its time. He published, lectured, and participated in numerous exhibitions throughout his career. He is known for his theory of "coreallism;" "The Space House" (1933), a full-scale model of a single family home; an installation designed for Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery in 1942; "The Endless House" drawings and model (1950); "The Universal Theatre" (1961) model; and the Shrine of the Book (1965), a building to exhibit the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem. He died in New York City in December 1965.

Lillian Olinsey met architect and sculptor Frederick Kiesler in 1934. After years of friendship, they were married in 1964, a year and a half before Frederick's death in 1965.

Lillian Kiesler studied art at the Art Students League, Cooper Union, and the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, where she also assisted Hofmann and the school administration. She taught art to children and young adults for twenty years in New York City. From 1945 to 1955, she taught at the Greenwich House Art workshops and the Woodward School, followed by the Brooklyn Museum (1948-1958), Barnard School (1953-1963), New York University School of Education (1955-1966), and Juilliard School of Visual Arts (1963-1965). Lillian was involved in the performing arts and between the late 1970s through the 1990s she performed in New York City with numerous directors, notably Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, Richard Foreman, John Jesurun, Cindy Lubar, and Tim Miller. She frequently performed with her close friend, painter Maryette Charlton, who was the executor of the Lillian Kiesler estate.

Lillian Kiesler tirelessly promoted Frederick Kiesler's work and legacy after his death in 1965. From the late 1980s through the 1990s, she delivered lectures about his work at universities and museums, gave interviews, corresponded with researchers, and organized his papers to donate to the Harvard Theatre Collection, Yale School of Art and Architecture, and the Archives of American Art. In 1997, she helped found the Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Foundation in Vienna, Austria. She endowed the Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize, an award given to a notable contributor to the field of architecture. The first recipient was Frank Gehry in 1998. Lillian Kiesler passed away in 2001 in New York City.
Related Material:
The holdings of the Archives of American Art include the Hans Hofmann Papers, 1904-1978 and the Maryette Charlton Papers, 1929-1998. Additional Frederick Kiesler papers are available at the Museum of Modern Art, the Harvard Theater Collection, and the Yale School of Art and Architecture.
Separated Material:
Some of the materials related to Frederick Kiesler were initially loaned for microfilming on reels 57 and 127-128. This material is not described in the container listing of this finding aid. Most, but not all, of the loaned material was later donated and has been merged with the other accretions.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Lillian Kiesler and Maryette Charlton, executrix of her estate, in several accessions between 1980-2002. Some of the papers related to Frederick Kiesler were originally loaned for microfilming in 1971, most of which was later donated in 1980. Additional papers related to Frederick Kiesler were donated in 1993. Papers related to Hans Hofmann were given in 1981. Lillian Kiesler's papers were donated in 2000 by Lillian Kiesler, and in 2002, by Maryette Charlton.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Set designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Exhibition designers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Function:
Art schools -- Massachusetts
Art Schools -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Diaries
Interviews
Scripts (documents)
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers, circa 1910s-2003, bulk 1958-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kieslill
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Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92be035c5-5063-4d6e-8ac2-5f08c17ef915
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kieslill
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Eugenie Gershoy papers

Creator:
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Woodstock Artists Association (Woodstock, N.Y.)  Search this
Yaddo (Artist's colony)  Search this
Baker, Mildred, 1905-  Search this
Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968  Search this
Blanch, Lucile, 1895-1981  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
Dehn, Virginia  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Fruhauf, Aline, 1909-1978  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry, 1895-  Search this
Hart, Agnes, 1912-1979  Search this
Knight, Frederic C., 1898-1979  Search this
Marantz, Irving, 1912-1972  Search this
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950  Search this
Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986  Search this
Picken, George, 1898-  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C., 1897-1979  Search this
Presser, Josef, 1906-1967  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Scaravaglione, Concetta, 1900-1975  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Extent:
7.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Christmas cards
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Photographs
Place:
Woodstock (N.Y.)
Date:
1914-1983
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and art instructor, Eugenie Gershoy, measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1914 to 1983. The collection documents Gershoy's career through biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Eugenie Gershoy papers date from 1914 to 1983, measure 7.2 linear feet, and reflect Gershoy's career as a sculptor and teacher. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, artwork of Gershoy and others, printed material including exhibition catalogs, and photographs with subjects including Gershoy, her friends and colleagues, her studio, and her artwork.

Correspondence forms the bulk of the collection and includes correspondence between Gershoy and her siblings and their families regarding her activities, as well as with colleagues, many of whom were associated with the Woodstock Artist Association, and many of whom were museum colleagues.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series according to material type. The contents of each series have been arranged chronologically.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1939-1971 (boxes 1, 8-9; 3 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1914-1983, undated (boxes 1-6, 8-9; 5.8 linear ft.)

Series 3: Business Records, 1952-1978 (box 6; 5 folders)

Series 4: Notes, 1967-1970, undated (box 6; 3 folders)

Series 5: Writings, 1970, undated (box 6; 2 folders)

Series 6: Artwork, 1932-1978, undated (boxes 6, 8-9, OV 10, 26 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1932-1983, undated (boxes 7, 9; 19 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, 1916-1983, undated (boxes 7, 9; 12 folders)
Biographical Note:
Born in Krivoi Rog, Russia on January 1, 1901, Eugenie was the youngest of the Gershoy children. The family immigrated to New York City in 1903. She later became a U.S. citizen.

With the aid of two scholarships, she attended the Art Students League and studied under A. Stirling Calder, Leo Lentelli, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Boardman Robinson, and Carl Walters. During the late 1920s and early 1930s, she maintained a studio with Harry Gottlieb in Woodstock, New York. From 1936 to 1939, under the WPA Federal Art Project, she worked in conjunction with Max Spivak on murals for the children's recreation room in the Astoria branch of the Queens Borough Public Library, New York.

Gershoy's first solo show was at the Robinson Gallery in New York in 1940. Following a year of teaching at the New Orleans Art School, she moved to San Francisco in 1942. In 1946 she taught ceramics at the California School of Fine Arts, and in May 1950, she studied at Yaddo.

In addition to visits to England and France in the early 1930s, Gershoy travelled to Mexico and Guatemala in 1947, 1948, and 1961. She worked in Paris in 1951 and toured Africa, India, and the Orient in 1955.

Eugenie Gershoy died in 1986.
Related Material:
Related material in the Archives of American Art includes a transcribed oral history interview with Eugenie Gershoy conducted by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Program, October 15, 1964. A link to the transcript is provided from the online catalog.
Provenance:
The Eugenie Gershoy papers were donated to the Archives of American Art between 1975 and 1983 by the artist.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
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
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Draftsmen (artists) -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Prints
Christmas cards
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Photographs
Citation:
Eugenie Gershoy papers, 1914-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gerseuge
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9140504d0-90c4-45af-91c8-9c39b74aa139
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gerseuge

Honoré Sharrer papers

Creator:
Sharrer, Honoré, 1920-2009  Search this
Names:
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Forum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Handmacher-Vogel, Inc.  Search this
Terry Dintenfass, Inc.  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Bridaham, Lester Burbank  Search this
Caiserman-Roth, Ghitta, 1923-  Search this
Calderwood, Kathy, 1945-  Search this
Carpenter, Mary  Search this
Crutchfield, Mary  Search this
Goodwin, Betty  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Oda, Mayumi, 1941-  Search this
Poland, Reginald  Search this
Sachs, Honoré  Search this
Sharrer, Madeleine  Search this
Tooker, George, 1920-2011  Search this
Zagorin, Adam  Search this
Zagorin, Perez  Search this
Extent:
9.45 Linear feet
1.12 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920-2007
Summary:
The papers of realist painter, Honoré Sharrer, measure 9.45 linear feet and 1.12 GB and date from circa 1920-2007. The collection documents Sharrer's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings and notes, research and source files, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs of Sharrer, her family, friends, colleagues, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of realist painter, Honoré Sharrer, measure 9.45 linear feet and 1.12 GB and date from circa 1920-2007. The collection documents Sharrer's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings and notes, research and source files, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs of Sharrer, her family, friends, colleagues, and artwork.

Biographical material includes biographical notes and resumés, awards, paintbrushes used by Sharrer, and sales records, as well as comprehensive documentation, compiled 2004-2007 by her husband, Perez Zagorin, and her son, Adam Zagorin, of Sharrer's artwork in their possession. Included are digital images of Sharrer's artwork.

Correspondence is with family members including Sharrer's mother, Madeleine Sharrer, and her second husband, Reginald Poland; husband Perez Zagorin; son Adam Zagorin; and daughter-in-law, Mary Carpenter Also found is correspondence with artists including Peter Blume, Lester Burbank Bridaham, Gitta Caiserman-Roth, Kathy Calderwood, Mary Crutchfield, Betty Goodwin, Lincoln Kirstein, Mayumi Oda, and George Tooker. Other professional correspondents include galleries, museums, and other art institutions such as American Academy of Arts and Letters, Terry Dintenfass, Forum Gallery, Handmacher-Vogel, Inc., M. Knoedler & Co., Dorothy Miller relating to the 1946 Fourteen Americans exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, and the Women's Caucus for Art.

Writings and notes comprise drafts of several essays on art by Sharrer, preliminary notes for Tribute to the American Working People, and a mock-up for an unpublished book, "One White Christmas," written by Sharrer's grandmother, Honoré Sachs, and illustrated by Sharrer.

Research and source files consist of source material used throughout the course of Sharrer's career, including printed and photographic material used in the creation of Tribute to the American Working People, and later work dating up to, and including, the last decade of her life.

Printed material comprises announcements and catalogs for exhibitions and events featuring Sharrer, including a catalog for Fourteen Americans, as well as clippings about her and others, such as the Life Magazine cover story "Nineteen Young Americans."

Artwork and sketchbooks include studies for paintings and illustrations, and other preliminary sketches, as well as 14 sketchbooks of pencil and ink sketches dating from circa 1960s t0 2003.

Photographic material consists of photos of Sharrer, her family, friends, colleagues, exhibition installations, and houses. Also found are photos, negatives, and transparencies of Sharrer's artwork, as well as photos of artwork by Madeleine Sharrer and Lester Burbank Bridaham.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1941-2007 (0.44 linear feet; Boxes 1, 10, 1.12 GB; ER01-ER10)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1938-2006 (1.84 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 10)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1940s-circa 1990s (5 folders; Boxes 3, 10)

Series 4: Research and Source Files, circa 1920s-2005 (3.43 linear feet; Boxes 3-6, 10-11)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1930s-2005 (0.85 linear feet; Boxes 6-7, 11, OV 13, OV 17)

Series 6: Artwork, 1941-circa 1990s (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 7, 11-12, OV 13

Series 7: Sketchbooks, 1960s-2003 (0.55 linear feet; Boxes 7, 12)

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1930s-circa 2000 (1.83 linear feet; Boxes 8-9, 12, OVs 13-16)
Biographical / Historical:
Realist painter Honoré Sharrer (1920-2009) lived and worked in New York, Massachusetts, London, Montreal and Charlottesville, Virginia. She was best known for her five-panel painting, Tribute to the American Working People, completed in 1951 and first shown at M. Knoedler & Co. in New York to wide critical acclaim.

Sharrer was born in 1920 in West Point, New York, where her father was an Army officer, and grew up in the United States, the Philippines, Paris, and La Jolla, California. She studied at the Yale University School of Art and the San Francisco Art Institute, and worked as a welder in shipyards in California and New Jersey during World War II. She moved to New York in the 1940s and lived subsequently in Amherst, Massachusetts, London, and Montreal.

Sharrer's Workers and Paintings (1943) was included in the landmark Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Fourteen Americans, in 1946, and her painting, Man at Fountain, was featured in the 1950 Life Magazine cover story, "Nineteen Young American Artists." Tribute to the American Working People, which depicted a factory worker surrounded by smaller scenes of ordinary life, was considered her masterwork, but in the years that followed it's unveiling at M. Knoedler & Co., Sharrer was noticeably absent from the art scene; between 1951 and 1969 she did not have a single solo exhibition. While many of her contemporaries immersed themselves in Abstract Expressionism, Sharrer continued to paint, in meticulous detail, the daily experiences of ordinary working people, and her later work often dealt with female perspectives and was imbued with humor and elements of magical realism.

In 2007 the Smithsonian American Art Museum held an exhibition titled Anatomy of a Painting: Honoré Sharrer's 'Tribute to the American Working People,' which was devoted exclusively to her most famous work, now in the Smithsonian's permanent collection, and the source material she used when painting it. Sharrer's works can also be found in the Metroplitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Sharrer settled in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the early 1990s. She was married to her second husband, historian Perez Zagorin, for 61 years, before her death in 2009. Her mother, Madeleine Sharrer, was also a painter who married Reginald Poland, Director of the Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, following the death of Sharrer's father, Robert Allen Sharrer.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Perez Zagorin, 2007, January 17-18, and the Madeleine Sharrer papers, 1954-1988.
Provenance:
The Honoré Sharrer papers were donated in 2006 and 2007 by Perez Zagorin, Sharrer's husband. A small addition was donated by Adam Zagorin, Sharrer's son, in 2018.
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 -- Virginia  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Realism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Honoré Sharrer papers, circa 1920-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sharhono
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99c06a9fc-29d0-42ee-9a3a-d6d2558dfc77
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sharhono

Poll Tax Country

Artist:
Robert Gwathmey, American, b. Richmond, Virginia, 1903–1988  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
41 1/4 × 28 1/4 in. (104.4 × 71.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1945)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2303
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Social Realism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py20c114ce9-9115-4cf8-8e23-f12b124a60a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2303

André Emmerich Gallery records

Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Names:
Galerie André Emmerich  Search this
Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co.  Search this
Sotheby's (Firm)  Search this
Caro, Anthony, 1924-  Search this
Emmerich, André  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007  Search this
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Extent:
311.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Visitors' books
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Etchings
Date:
circa 1929-2009
Summary:
The André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers measure 311.4 linear feet and date from 1929 to 2009. The collection documents the business of the André Emmerich Gallery as well as André Emmerich's life and activities related to the business of selling art. Gallery records include correspondence; appointment books; administrative and subject files; exhibition files; artist files and accounts; inventory, sales, purchase, and consignment records; chronological files; financial and legal records; printed materials; original artwork; photographic and audiovisual materials. Also found are personal papers and records relating to André Emmerich. A small addition received in 2014 includes general correspondence, administrative files, exhibition files, artists' files, inventory records, consignment records, printed material, photographic materials, and André Emmerich personal papers and records.
Scope and Content Note:
The André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers measure 311.4 linear feet and date from 1929 to 2009. The collection documents the business of the André Emmerich Gallery as well as André Emmerich's life and activities related to the business of selling art. Gallery records include correspondence; appointment books; administrative and subject files; exhibition files; artist files and accounts; inventory, sales, purchase, and consignment records; chronological files; financial and legal records; printed materials; original artwork; photographic and audiovisual materials. Also found are personal papers and records relating to André Emmerich.

The records document the gallery's daily business operations, exhibitions, and relationships with artists, dealers, clients, galleries, and museums. Artists particularly well-represented throughout the collection include Anthony Caro, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Hans Hofmann, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, and Beverly Pepper.

Records pre-dating the gallery's establishment in 1954 are primarily newspaper and magazine clippings related to artists, personal photographs and photographs of artists, an original etching, and some of André Emmerich's personal records including biographical materials, correspondence, writings, and legal and financial records. Records post-dating the gallery's closure in 1998 are primarily residual business records related to the final disposition of artwork, clippings, photographs of André Emmerich and gallery staff, biographical materials, personal correspondence, writings, legal and financial records, and condolences received by Emmerich's wife upon his death in 2007.

Correspondence is primarily with galleries, museums and clients about business matters. Correspondence files also cover topics such as appraisals, authentications, offers of sale, artists seeking representation, image requests, job applications and recommendations. Also included are the New York gallery's copies of correspondence between the New York staff and the Zurich staff.

André Emmerich's appointment books document appointments, notes, and reminders about Emmerich's business and personal activities. Four appointment books relating to the birth of Emmerich's three sons and second marriage were kept by the family. The appointment books are access restricted and require written permission to use.

Administrative files include corporate records establishing the Andre Emmerich gallery's structure, records documenting the gallery's daily operations, advertising and publicity material, and records about the Sotheby's acquisition. There are also materials related to Top Gallant Farm, from its establishment to its closure. Travel records relate to André Emmerich's business trips and vacations along with some files on the travels of a several staff members at the gallery. Files about the operations of the Galerie André Emmerich in Zurich, Switzerland are included in the series as well.

Subject files relate to Emmerich's gallery business as well as personal and political interests, such as antiquities, art fairs and exhibitions, lecture research, art associations, and sculpture parks. There are several files on the art critic Clement Greenberg and former president of Gay Men's Health Crisis, Nathan Kolodner, who was also an art dealer and director of the Andre Emmerich Gallery.

Exhibition files contain numerous exhibition catalogs and printed materials related to exhibitions held or organized by the André Emmerich Gallery in Manhattan and Galerie André Emmerich in Zurich. The files contain materials ranging such as exhibition invitations, posters, printed materials, press releases, and guest books. Photographs of exhibitions can be found in the Photographic Materials series.

Artist files include biographical materials, clippings, correspondence, mailing lists, price lists, printed materials, and occasionally lectures, writings, and audiovisual materials for many of the artists represented or shown by André Emmerich Gallery. The General Correspondence files might contain duplicates or expanded versions of some of the correspondence. Photographs of artists can be found in the Photographic Materials series.

Artist accounts comprise account statements prepared periodically by the gallery documenting each artist's expenses and sales. Ledgers and general accounting files can be found in the Other Financial and Legal Records series.

Inventory records include inventory cards describing artwork entering and leaving the gallery and files containing various gallery inventories. Artist inventory cards, representing artists from both the New York and Zurich galleries, list the artist, title, date, media and measurements of an artwork. The cards also indicate whether the work was ultimately sold, returned to the artist, consigned, etc., and divided into categories accordingly. Inventory files show various gallery inventories.

Sales records document gallery sales and include paid invoices, records relating to Zurich sales, general sales records such as price lists and canceled sales, and Sotheby's Parke-Bernet auction reports. There are gaps in sales invoices in 1961-1964 and 1969-1971.

Purchase records include correspondence and invoices related to purchases and offers; annotated invoices for works of art bought by the gallery; André Emmerich, Inc. related purchase records; "Non-Modern" art related purchase records.

Consignment records include correspondence and consignment agreements documenting consignments to and from the André Emmerich Gallery; consignments from other galleries to André Emmerich, Inc.; and general consignment records.

Chronological files include copies of invoices or cover letters documenting the movement of artwork into and out of the gallery through sales, consignments, loans, and approvals. Records dating January through August 1968, January through March 1969, and September 1969 through July 1971 are missing.

Financial and legal records include client and partner account statements, resale and exempt organization certificates, accounting ledgers, and legal files related to disputes involving or of interest to the gallery.

Printed materials include auction catalogs and reports, books, and clippings describing André Emmerich, the galleries in New York and Zurich, Top Gallant Farm, and the art world. Also included is a large scrapbook created by the gallery containing clippings and gallery announcements dated 1955-1958. Clippings relating to particular artists can be found in the Artists Files series.

There are two pieces of original artwork in the collection. One is a 1974 print of a 1933 composite etching by Esther Dick Gottlieb, Adolphe Gottlieb, Edgar Levy, Lucille Corcos Levy, David Smith, and Dorothy Dehner Smith. The second is a 1998 lithograph by Louise Bourgeoise, called The Face of the Critic. The artist gave the lithograph as a gift in honor of Robert Hughes and the Archives of American Art and is numbered 61 out of a series of 300.

Photographic materials include prints, slides, negatives, and transparencies. Subjects include artists, André Emmerich, gallery installations, Top Gallant Farm, events, artists' studios, gallery staff, gallery space, and artwork. Photographs which show André Emmerich are indicated as such in the finding aid.

Audiovisual materials includes videocassettes and one audiocassette related to the art world. Videocassettes related to specific artists can be found in the Artists Files series. Videocassettes related to André Emmerich can be found in the André Emmerich Personal Papers and Records series. Videocassettes related to Top Gallant Farm and Sotheby's can be found in the Administrative Files series.

Personal papers and records relating to André Emmerich include biographical materials, personal correspondence, writings and lectures, and legal and financial records. The biographical materials include an address book, interviews and identifying documents. Writings include articles, edits, dissertations, lectures, etc. There are also some miscellaneous correspondence which is organized chronologically.

The small addition received in 2014 includes general correspondence, administrative files, exhibition files, artists' files, inventory records, consignment records, printed material, photographic materials, and André Emmerich personal papers and records.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 19 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: General Correspondence Files, 1958-2006 (boxes 1-18, OV 314-315; 18.2 linear feet)

Series 2: André Emmerich Appointment Books, 1954-2007 (boxes 19, 325, 326; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Administrative Files, 1954-2003 (boxes 20-31, 306, OV 314, OV 316-319; 11 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1958-1967, 1971-2000 (boxes 31-32, 306, OV 318, OV 320; 2 linear feet)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, circa 1954-1998 (boxes 32-40, 306, 307, OV 318-322; 8.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Artists Files, 1929-1932, 1938-2007 (boxes 40-68, 307, 308, OV 320-323; 28 linear feet)

Series 7: Artist Accounts, 1958-1998 (boxes 68-81; 13.5 linear feet)

Series 8: Inventory Records, circa 1954-2000(boxes 82-128; 46.5 linear feet)

Series 9: Sales Records, 1959-1998 (boxes 128-168; 40 linear feet)

Series 10: Purchase Records, 1961-1966, 1972-1994 (boxes 168-170; 2 linear feet)

Series 11: Consignment Records, 1961-2002 (boxes 170-177; 7.7 linear feet)

Series 12: Chronological File of Incoming and Outgoing Artwork, 1968-1998 (boxes 178-185; 8 linear feet)

Series 13: Other Financial and Legal Records, 1956-1999 (boxes 186-202; 16.5 linear feet)

Series 14: Printed Materials, 1955-1960, 1965-2008 (boxes 202-204, 308, 309; 3 linear feet)

Series 15: Original Artwork, 1933, 1974, 1998 (box 205, 310; 0.7 linear feet (2 folders))

Series 16: Photographic Materials, circa 1930-1935, 1941-1998, circa 2005 (Boxes 205-296, 311-313, OV 324; 92.8 linear feet)

Series 17: General Audio and Video Recordings, 1985, 1990-1995 (Boxes 297-298; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 18: André Emmerich Personal Papers and Records, 1937-1940, 1946-2008 (Boxes 298-305, OV 321, OV 323; 7.7 linear feet)

Series 19: Addition to the The André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, 1956-2009 (Boxes 328-329, OV 330; 2.1 linear feet)
Historical Note:
André Emmerich (1924-2007) was one of America's most noted contemporary art dealers and opened the André Emmerich Gallery in New York in 1954. The gallery showcased contemporary art, particularly Color Field painting and monumental sculpture.

André Emmerich was born on October 11, 1924 in Frankfurt, Germany. From age 7 he was raised in Amsterdam before emigrating with his family to New York City in 1940. He studied at Oberlin College and developed an interest in pre-Columbian art and antiquities. After graduation, he spent ten years in Paris working as a writer and editor before returning to New York. He married Constance Emmerich and the couple had three sons, Adam, Noah, and Toby.

In 1954 Emmerich opened the André Emmerich Gallery at 18 East 77th Street and initially specialized in contemporary American and European art and pre-Columbian antiquities. In 1956, the gallery moved to 17 East 64th Street, and in 1959 to the Fuller Building at 41 East 57th Street. Emmerich wrote two books about pre-Columbian art, Art Before Columbus in 1963 and Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon: Gold and Silver in Pre-Columbian Art in 1965.

In 1961, Emmerich learned that French and Company, a gallery advised by art critic Clement Greenberg, was closing its department of contemporary art. French and Company had represented Color Field painters Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Jules Olitski. Emmerich immediately invited Louis and Noland to be represented by his gallery. In 1966 he extended the invitation to Olitski as well, and Helen Frankenthaler joined soon after. The gallery's reputation as one of the earliest and most important promoters of Color Field painters was launched.

In addition to Color Field painters, the gallery represented, among others, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Milton Avery, Herbert Ferber, Sam Francis, John Graham, Al Held, David Hockney, Hans Hofmann, John Hoyland, Judy Pfaff, Miriam Schapiro, and Anne Truitt.

Until January 1983, sales of pre-Columbian art primarily went through an entity called André Emmerich Inc. (AE Inc.), while sales of contemporary went through the André Emmerich Gallery Inc. (AEG). In 1983, the two entities were merged and operated under the name André Emmerich Gallery Inc.

In 1971, Emmerich began operating a downtown gallery at 420 West Broadway, in SoHo, in space shared with Leo Castelli, Virginia Dwan, and Ileana Sonnabend. In 1972, Emmerich opened a branch of his gallery in Zurich. He incorporated the Galerie André Emmerich Gmbh primarily for the purpose of leasing gallery space in Zurich. Until February 1974, sales of Pre-Columbian art in Zurich were made by an entity called André Emmerich Gallery Inc., New York Filiale Zurich. The Galerie André Emmerich Gmbh was officially liquidated in May 1982. The Filiale was formally closed in October 1996. Galerie André Emmerich also enjoyed a short-lived joint venture with Gimpel & Hanover.

André Emmerich served as president of the Art Dealers Association of America from 1972-1974 and again from 1991-1994.

Emmerich opened a private 150 acre sculpture park, Top Gallant Farm, on his estate in Pawling, New York, in 1982, where he stored and exhibited monumental sculptures by artists his gallery represented including Anthony Caro, Beverly Pepper, Alexander Liberman, Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, George Rickey, and Keith Haring. David Hockney painted waves onto floor of the property's swimming pool in 1986. Emmerich operated the sculpture park until 1996.

Emmerich sold his gallery to Sotheby's in 1996. He continued to be affiliated with the gallery until Sotheby's closed the gallery in 1998. Emmerich then began work on his memoir, My Life With Art, excerpts of which have been published in Art News, the Wall Street Journal, and The New Criterion.

Andre Emmerich died in New York 2007 and is survived by his second wife, Susanne Emmerich.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with André Emmerich conducted by Mona Hadler on January 18, 1993.
Provenance:
The André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by André Emmerich in eight accretions between 1999 and 2002. Two additional accretions were donated by Emmerich's wife Susanne in 2008 and 2009; and by James Yohe, executive director (1990-1999), in 2009 and 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries and appointment books required written permission.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Sculpture, Abstract  Search this
Color-field painting  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Art galleries, Commercial -- Switzerland
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Visitors' books
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Etchings
Citation:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.andremmg
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw995f3b4aa-1b0f-46f4-8b5d-e0bf1191a740
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-andremmg
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Abstract Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, (painting)

Painter:
Dreier, Katherine S. 1877-1952  Search this
Subject:
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection Williamsburg Virginia 23185
Date:
1918
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G280039
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_480018

Woolworth Building No. 31, (painting)

Painter:
Marin, John 1870-1953  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor over graphite on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Gallery of Art Fourth Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20565 Accession Number: 1967.13.9
Date:
1912
Topic:
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Woolworth Building  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Office Building  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81070290
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_188147

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