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Paul Trebilcock papers

Creator:
Trebilcock, Paul, 1902-1981  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Coca-Cola Company -- Biography -- Portraits  Search this
Johns Hopkins University -- Biography -- Portraits  Search this
Portrait Center of America (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography -- Portraits  Search this
Castaldo, Amaylia Chlarina, 1906-1987  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Portraits  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1899-1983
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, notes, writings, art work, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs document the career of portrait painter Paul Trebilcock.
Biographical material, 1899-1969, includes a marriage certificate for Trebilcock's parents, resident alien papers for Trebilcock's 1927 stay in London, a declaration of American citizenship, and 2 international driving permits. Correspondence, 1902-1980, is primarily between Trebilcock, his colleagues including Leopold Seyffert and Leon Kroll, galleries and museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, and letters concerning his portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and commissions for the Coca-Cola Company, Johns Hopkins University, and the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Several letters describe his brief meeting with John Singer Sargent in 1925.
Personal business records, 1917-1978, include legal documents such as William Trebilcock's will, court papers establishing the Portrait Center of America in partnership with Amaylia Castaldo, and apartment leases, and miscellaneous invoices and receipts. Notes, 1946-1975, consist of 2 engagement calendars, 4 notebooks annotating daily progress on paintings, 2 notebooks analyzing miscellaneous art works, exhibition labels, and lists of works. Writings, undated, consist of 6 essays by Trebilcock dealing with art-related topics. A project file, 1942, contains letters and drawings concerning work done for the War Production Board. Art work, undated, consists of a sketchbook and a drawing.
A scrapbook, 1924-1936, contains clippings and 9 exhibition catalogs. Printed material, 1899-1976, includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Trebilcock and for others, programs, brochures, booklets, and 2 books, Paul Trebilcock - Portraits, and The Unofficial Palace of New York: A Tribute to the Waldorf-Astoria. Photographs, 1928-1983, are of Trebilcock, his teacher Leopold Seyffert, his studio, art works, and exhibition installations.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Trebilcock (1902-1981) was a portrait painter, New York, N.Y. Born in Chicago, Illinois. He studied under Leopold Seyffert at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1923-1925. His subjects include prominent business, science and church figures. Notable is his portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, painted in the White House as a commission from Columbia University. Trebilcock's wife, Amaylia Castaldo, was also a portrait painter.
Provenance:
Donated 1982 and 1984 by Amaylia Castaldo Trebilcock, Trebilcock's widow. Funding for the microfilming of the collection was provided by Trebilcock's children, William A. Trebilcock and Adrienne Lynch.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.trebpaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fbafd866-486e-44a0-b7a7-d6845cba82d8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-trebpaul

Hale Woodruff papers

Creator:
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980  Search this
Names:
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Date:
1920-1977
bulk 1960s-1970s
Summary:
The papers of African American painter, muralist, and arts educator Hale Woodruff measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1977 with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1960s to the 1970s. The papers contain biographical material, professional files, writings, printed material, photographs, and photocopies of a scrapbook, and of artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Hale Woodruff measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1977, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1960s to the 1970s. The papers contain biographical material, professional files, writings, printed material, photocopies of a scrapbook, photographs, and photocopies of artwork.

Biographical material includes a resume, awards and honorary degrees, and an interview transcript.

Professional files consist of correspondence, committee files, and materials related to exhibitions and projects.

Writings include an illustrated notebook; drafts and copies of lectures, statements, articles, book reviews, and exhibition text; and notes on note cards, as well as photocopies of notes Woodruff took in Mexico while studying with Diego Rivera.

Printed Material includes exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, publications in which Woodruff is featured, clippings, and other assorted printed material.

The scrapbook consists of photocopies of scrapbook pages. The originals do not appear in the collection, but mostly contained clippings and printed material, with some correspondence.

Photographs include black and white photographs with an accompanying piece of correspondence, and photocopies of photographs of artwork.

Artwork includes photocopies of sketches and drawings.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1966-1977 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Professional Files, 1944-1973 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 3; Writings, 1920-1977, undated (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4; Printed Material, 1920s-1970s (Box 2, 4 folders)

Series 5: Scrapbook, 1927-1928, 1940-1960 (Box 2, 1 folder)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1926-1977 (Box 2, 2 folders)

Series 7: Artwork, 1939-1952, undated (Box 2, 1 folder)
Biographical / Historical:
Hale Aspacio Woodruff (1900-1980) was an African American painter, muralist, and arts educator. His most well-known works are the Amistad murals, painted between 1939 and 1940 for Talladega College's Savery Library.

Woodruff was born in Cairo, Illinois, and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He studied at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, and at the Art Institute of Chicago. After winning an award from the Harmon Foundation, he traveled to Paris and attended the Academie Moderne and the Academie Scandinave. He also spent a summer studying mural painting in Mexico with Diego Rivera.

In 1931, Woodruff established one of the earliest art departments at a Black college at Atlanta University – teaching classes at the University's Laboratory High School, Morehouse College, and Spelman College as well. He also established the Atlanta Annuals, one of the earliest national exhibition opportunities for African American artists. In 1946 he moved to New York and taught in the art department at New York University until his retirement in 1968.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Hale Woodruff conducted by Al Murray, November 18, 1968.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American of Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 4222), the majority of which was included in subsequent donations. Loaned materials not donated at a later date remain with the lender and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
The Hale Woodruff papers were lent for microfilming by Woodruff in 1970. Most of the material was subsequently donated in 1978, along with additional material.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- Georgia -- Atlanta  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Citation:
Hale Woodruff papers, 1920-1977, bulk 1960s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodhale
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Hale Woodruff papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f059b531-1f1c-4601-92c9-6bd34272a6cd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodhale
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Paul Trebilcock papers, 1899-1983

Creator:
Trebilcock, Paul, 1902-1981  Search this
Trebilcock, Paul, 1902-1981  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Castaldo, Amaylia Chlarina  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Coca-Cola Company  Search this
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Johns Hopkins University  Search this
Portrait Center of America (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8520
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210697
AAA_collcode_trebpaul
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210697

William S. Schwartz papers, 1921-1967

Creator:
Schwartz, William S. (William Samuel), 1896-1977  Search this
Schwartz, William S. (William Samuel), 1896-1977  Search this
Subject:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9510
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211708
AAA_collcode_schwwill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211708

John Warner Norton and Norton family papers, 1893-1954

Creator:
Norton, John Warner, 1876-1934  Search this
Norton, John Warner, 1876-1934  Search this
Topic:
Artists' writings  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painting, American -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10080
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212951
AAA_collcode_nortjohn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212951

Claude Buck papers, 1912-1982

Creator:
Buck, Claude, 1890-1974  Search this
Jane Freeman Gallery (La Mesa, Calif.)  Search this
Buck, Claude, 1890-1974  Search this
Subject:
Bontoux, August  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Carlsen, Dines  Search this
Carlsen, Emil  Search this
Polasek, Albin  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Painting, American -- California -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Symbolism  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5689
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208524
AAA_collcode_buckclau
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208524

William S. Schwartz papers

Creator:
Schwartz, William S. (William Samuel), 1896-1977  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 8 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1921-1967
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, exhibition catalogs, and printed materials.
REELS D58-D64: Correspondence, biographical information, photographs, clippings, and catalogs for exhibitions in which Schwartz participated, including extensive catalogs from the Art Institute of Chicago, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1921-1960.
REEL 3471: Letters from the Illinois State Historical Library, Joslyn Art Museum, the University of Nebraska, Southern Methodist University, Oklahoma Art Center, and other institutions which have received donations of paintings by Schwartz, 1966-1967.
UNMICROFILMED: A curriculum vitae; photographs of Schwartz, one of him and his wife, Mona, and of his works of art; and his hand-written "Credo".
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and sculptor; Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance:
Material on reels D58-D64 lent for microfilming 1961 by Schwartz; portions were subsequently donated 1967 by Schwartz with material on reel 3471.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.schwwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97faa3f53-7075-4990-9e57-227e1fc5aac5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schwwill

John Warner Norton and Norton family papers

Creator:
Norton, John Warner, 1876-1934  Search this
Extent:
200 Items (Ca. 200 items (on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1893-1954
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, sketches and sketchbooks, printed material, writings and photographs.
REEL 3257: Norton's passport; 2 photographs of him and his work; a bibliography; letters to Norton's wife (some illustrated), his mother, ca. 1898, when he was with the Rough Riders, and correspondence concerning mural commissions; subject files on the Jefferson County Court House murals in Birmingham, Ala. and at the Logan Museum, Beliot College; his memorial exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, and obituaries and condolence letters received by his wife; cancelled checks; a typescript of writings by his children regarding a trip to Mexico City; a contract for a mural; an award; clippings; his memorial biography, JOHN W. NORTON: AMERICAN PAINTER; a sketchbook and sketches; and a scrapbook containing illustrated letters, photographs and sketches.
REEL 3367: A typed draft of Norton's story "White Man's Luck"; Norton's United Scenic Artists' union card; 9 sketches and a sketchbook of drawings, notes and a draft of Norton's last letter to Tom Lea, 1933.
REEL 4074: Twelve letters, many illustrated, from John to his family including his son "Bud" (John Francis Norton); a magazine article on Norton from Northwest Architect; an address and a poem by Norton; and 19 photographs and a 5 page manuscript written by Madge Norton, John's wife, describing their trip to Arizona in 1904.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, muralist; Chicago, Ill. Taught at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Provenance:
Passport and photographs donated 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. John Norton Garrett, Norton's grandson. Material on reels 3257 & 3367 lent for microfilming by Mr. & Mrs. Garrett, 1984, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas Project. Material on reel 4074 lent for microfilming, 1987, by John C. Norton, John Norton Garrett and Katherine Norton Smalley, grandsons and granddaughter of John W. Norton as part of AAA's Chicago project.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Muralists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Artists' writings  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painting, American -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.nortjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94f87cb8c-9b1d-4c17-ada1-6442c3788ac5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nortjohn

Edgar Spier Cameron papers

Creator:
Cameron, Edgar Spier, 1862-1944  Search this
Names:
Cameron, Marie Gelon, 1872-1953  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul, 1838-1921  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1868-1968
bulk 1882-1968
Scope and Contents:
Genealogical material; letters; business records; notes; writings; art works; scrapbooks; printed material and photographs.
Notes and charts concerning the Spier and Cameron families, 1928-1938; letters, 1868-1947, include a few childhood notes, letters to his parents describing his courses, instructors; to classmates while at the Art Students League in New York, while studying art in Paris, and to his wife, Marie, in Chicago; and letters to Cameron from colleagues.
Among the business records are an application for letters patent, with colleague Mark Salomon, for a device used in the transformation of theater scenery, 1905, and copyright cards for paintings, 1911-1917; notes; a notebook, 1936; 38 cards, 1917-1920, containing information about art works; an undated draft and a typescript, 1940, for an autobiographical acccount "The Cusp of Gemini".
Art works by Cameron include a sketchbook, 1882-1883, primarily of costumed figures, 10 unbound sketches, 21 oil sketches, undated and 1899, some of which are studies for murals, an etching, and 2 copies of a lithograph portrait of a woman. Works by others include a pencil portrait, 1918, of Cameron by Fitzpatrick, and an ink sketch "Winter Morning" by Svend Svensen. Five scrapbooks, 1894-1968 contain clippings and photographs of Cameron, his wife, family members, and works of art.
Also included are clippings, 1888-1950, exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1899-1946, a catalog, 1926, for works by John Singer Sargent, and other printed material; material concerning Cameron's instructor Jean Paul Laurens, and reproductions of works of art including 43 engraved copies of classic works. Photographs, 1890-1918, include 19 of Cameron, 22 of his wife, 18 of family and friends, miscellaneous travel views, and works of art by the Camerons and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Mural painter; Chicago, Ill. Studied at the Chicago Academy of Design, the Art Students League of New York, and was a student of Cabanel, Constant and Laurens in Paris. His wife, Marie Gelon Cameron, was born in Paris, and was also a student of Cabanel, Constant and Laurens.
Provenance:
Donated 1988 by Arthur B. Carpenter and Marjorie L. Kimberlin, Cameron's nephew and niece.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.
Occupation:
Art students -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art students -- France -- Paris  Search this
Muralists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.cameedga
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e218440f-51e4-4b97-bc10-498fef9eb634
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cameedga

Eleven A.M.

Artist:
Edward Hopper, American, b. Nyack, New York, 1882–1967  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 1/8 x 36 1/8 in. (71.3 x 91.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1926)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2504
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Social Realism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2dba4bfed-2378-4fbb-b94f-58192ae24c4f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2504

Claude Buck papers

Creator:
Buck, Claude, 1890-1974  Search this
Jane Freeman Gallery (La Mesa, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Bontoux, August  Search this
Carlsen, Dines  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Polasek, Albin, 1879-1965  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet ((on 7 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1912-1982
Scope and Contents:
Letters, photographs, original art works, printed materials, scrapbooks, biographical information, and writings.
REELS 2982-2987: Family correspondence, including letters between Buck and his parents, his wife, Estrid, and other family members; general correspondence, including letters from George Bellows, August Bontoux, Emil and Dines Carlsen, Kenyon Cox, Albin Polasek, and the Jane Freeman Gallery; a genealogical table, an autobiographical sketch, and birth and wedding announcements and a resume; an open letter to the Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago; original art works including sketches, drawings, and a print; printed materials, including exhibition catalogs, announcements, invitations, clippings, published reproductions of artworks, and reviews; and miscellany, including teaching announcements, press releases and clippings.
Also included are writings on art; an album of photographs of works of art; photographs of Buck and his art work; a blueprint of Buck's studio in Midlothian, Illinois; financial material consisting of price lists for works of art, bills, receipts, and permit fees; four scrapbooks containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs, writings and memorabilia; exhibition catalogs; an unpublished manuscript, "The Divine Dance" by Ruth St. Denis, 1933; and an unfinished manuscript by Buck, "How I Was Taught by the Old Masters," including drawings and photographs of family portraits and other paintings by Buck.
REEL 4588: A scrapbook, 1 v., ca. 1917-1969, containing: letters; newspaper and magazine clippings about Buck, his wife Leslie, and father William; Buck's statements against the jury system of the Santa Barbara Art Association 1963; exhibition checklists; photographs of Buck and his paintings; pencil sketches; and miscellany. Also included are written comments from visitors to his exhibition at the Oakland Art Gallery, September 1945, and the Santa Cruz Art League Gallery, May 1954, noting the "best" and "least liked" paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Santa Cruz, Calif. and New York, N.Y. Studied with Emil Carlsen and George de Forest Brush. Painted in a luministic and symbolic style.
Provenance:
Donated 1982-1992 by Diana V. Link, Buck's niece, by Mrs. Claude Buck, Buck's widow, and by Juel Buck Krisvoy-Schiller, Buck's daughter. Five works of art were transferred to the National Museum of American Art, including a self-portrait.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- California -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- California -- Santa Cruz  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Symbolism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.buckclau
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91eb3ad3d-6b36-436c-b59c-276300b6e667
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buckclau

Alson Skinner Clark papers

Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Names:
Clark, Medora  Search this
Extent:
7.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Diaries
Glass negatives
Date:
1870-1971
bulk 1890-1940
Summary:
The papers of painter and muralist Alson Skinner Clark measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1870 to 1971, with the bulk of the material from 1890 to 1940. Clark's career is documented through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, galleries, and dealers; eleven diaries by the artist as well as 16 by his wife Medora Clark; stories and essays by Medora; financial records and business files of art and civilian concerns; assorted printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, maps, news clippings (singly and in scrapbooks), advertisements, and ephemera; and photographs of the artist, his friends and family, studio, travels, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and muralist Alson Skinner Clark measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1870 to 1971, with the bulk of the material from 1890 to 1940. Clark's career is documented through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, galleries, and dealers; eleven diaries by the artist as well as 16 by his wife Medora Clark; stories and essays by Medora; financial records and business files of art and civilian concerns; assorted printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, maps, news clippings (singly and in scrapbooks), advertisements, and ephemera; and photographs of the artist, his friends and family, studio, travels, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1890-1958 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1895-1962 (Boxes 1-2; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1889-1922 (Boxes 2-4; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1900-1962 (Boxes 4-5; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1889-1930 (Boxes 5, 8; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1890-1971 (Boxes 5-6; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1910-1920 (Box 6; 2 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1885-1935 (Boxes 6, 8, 9; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1902-1955 (Boxes 7, 8; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Alson Skinner Clark (1876-1949) was a painter and muralist who travelled and worked in Europe, Mexico, Canada, Panama, and the United States, ultimately settling in southern California.

Clark was born in Chicago, Illinois, and began training in 1891 at the age of 11 at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1896 he studied under William Merritt Chase at the Art Students' League of New York and briefly at the Chase School of Art before moving to Paris to train with James Abbott McNeill Whistler at the Academia Carmen in 1898. Alongside his wife, Medora (married 1902), Clark travelled extensively, painting the landscapes and urban activity of Chicago, New York, Quebec, France, Dalmatia, and Spain.

In 1913, Clark journeyed to Panama to document the construction of the canal, and in 1919, after serving as a military photographer in World War I, he settled in Pasadena, California, where he adopted the landscapes and colonial architecture of Mexico and the American West as subjects en plein air. It was during this time that Clark began to take on work as a muralist, accepting commissions from the local bank and theatre while also embarking on a teaching career at Occidental College and eventually the Stickney Memorial School of Fine Arts, where he served as director.
Provenance:
The 1897 diary, sales notebook, glass negatives, and albums of negatives were donated in 1986 by Joseph Moure, an art historian who purchased the material from occupants of Clark's former studio. The remainder was donated by Clark's son, Alson Clark, in 1989, 1991, 1992, and 1997 and by Clark's grandniece, Deborah Clark, in 2006.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Diaries
Glass negatives
Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.claralso
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
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Romolo Roberti : an American original

Title:
American original
Author:
Roberti, Romolo 1896-1988  Search this
Robert Henry Adams Fine Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Roberti, Romolo 1896-1988  Search this
Physical description:
54 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
2007
[2007]
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND237.R596 A4 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838560

Two hundred years of American painting : from private Chicago collections : [exhibition] June 25 - September 2, 1983

Author:
Terra Museum of American Art  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1983
[1983?]
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Painting, American--Private collections--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
ND205 .T965
ND205.T965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_197308

Two hundred years of American painting from private Chicago collections : [exhibition] June 25-September 2, 1983, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois

Author:
Sokol, David M  Search this
Terra Museum of American Art  Search this
Physical description:
48, [1] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
Topic:
Painting, American--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
ND205 .T86
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_656911

A home for surrealism : fantastic painting in midcentury Chicago / edited by Janine Mileaf and Susan F. Rossen ; contributions by Robert Cozzolino, Adam Jolles, Janine Mileaf, Joanna Pawlik, and Marin Sarvé-Tarr

Writer of added text:
Mileaf, Janine A.  Search this
Rossen, Susan F.  Search this
Cozzolino, Robert 1970-  Search this
Jolles, Adam  Search this
Pawlik, Joanna  Search this
Sarvé-Tarr, Marin  Search this
Host institution:
Arts Club of Chicago  Search this
Physical description:
135 pages : color illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Surrealism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Arts, Modern  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104876

Ellsworth Kelly, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella

Author:
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015  Search this
Louis, Morris 1912-1962  Search this
Noland, Kenneth 1924-2010  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Dayton's Gallery 12  Search this
Physical description:
17 leaves. col. illus. 22 x 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1970
1970]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .M98
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_82062

53 peintres de Chicago : Hôtel de ville de Limoges, salle des fêtes, 10 Mai-5 Juin 1958

Title:
Cinquante-trois peintres de Chicago
Author:
Hôtel de ville (Limoges, France)  Search this
Association française d'action artistique  Search this
United States Embassy (France)  Search this
Physical description:
[36] p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1958
1958?]
20th century
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND235.C4 C57 1958
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_608350

Chicago collects Chicago : [exhibition] April 3-April 30, Gallery 200, Visual Arts Building, Northern Illinois University

Author:
Gallery 200 (Northern Illinois University)  Search this
Physical description:
7 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1978
[1978]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
N5020.C618
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639870

Eleven Chicago painters / Florida State University Gallery, Tallahassee, February 12-March 3

Author:
Florida State University Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[53] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1978
1978?]
20th century
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
N6535.C5 E44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640361

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