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Ludington, Wright S.

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 59, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1952
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ba0ff217-fb43-4ddd-9223-8f0f96d30436
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref10437
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Neue Sachlichkeit and German realism of the twenties [exhibition] Hayward Gallery, London, 11 November 1978-14 January 1979 [catalogue designed by Erika Schmied]

Author:
Hayward Gallery  Search this
Schmied, Erika  Search this
Arts Council of Great Britain  Search this
Physical description:
159 pages illustrations (some color) 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Germany
Allemagne
Date:
1978
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Neue Sachlichkeit (Art)  Search this
Painting, German  Search this
Photography  Search this
Art and photography  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Peinture allemande  Search this
Photographie  Search this
Art et photographie  Search this
Réalisme (Art)  Search this
realism (artistic form of expression)  Search this
Nieuwe zakelijkheid  Search this
Realisme (beeldende kunst)  Search this
Beeldende kunsten  Search this
Geschichte--1920-1929  Search this
Call number:
N6868.5.E9 N48
N6868.5.E9N48
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_120629

Munich & American realism in the 19th century / essays by Michael Quick and Eberhard Ruhmer ; catalogue by Ricard V. West : [translations from the German by Lisl Swinehart and Richard V. West]

Title:
Munich and American realism in the 19th century
Author:
West, Richard V  Search this
Quick, Michael  Search this
Ruhmer, Eberhard  Search this
E.B. Crocker Art Gallery  Search this
Cincinnati Art Museum  Search this
Milwaukee Art Center  Search this
Physical description:
127 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Germany
Munich
United States
Date:
1978
19th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Painting, American--German influences  Search this
Painting, German  Search this
Leibl-Kreis  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Call number:
N7432.5.R4 M96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649992

Neue Sachlichkeit : Bilder auf der Suche nach der Wirklichkeit : figurative Malerei der zwanziger Jahre / Hans-Jürgen Buderer ; herausgegeben und mit einem Vorwort von Manfred Fath

Author:
Buderer, Hans-Jürgen  Search this
Fath, Manfred  Search this
Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim  Search this
Physical description:
248 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Germany
Date:
1994
C1994
20th century
Topic:
Neue Sachlichkeit (Art)  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Painting, German  Search this
Call number:
N6868.5.E9 B82 1994X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_511417

German drawings and watercolors, including Austrian and Swiss works / Horst Uhr

Author:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Uhr, Horst 1934-  Search this
Founders Society  Search this
Subject:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Physical description:
295 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Michigan
Detroit
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Drawing, German  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Watercolor painting, German  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_341233

A book by Anselm Kiefer foreword by Jürgen Harten ; introduction by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Susan Cragg Ricci ; [translated from the German by Bruni Mayor]

Author:
Kiefer, Anselm 1945-  Search this
Author:
Stebbins, Theodore E  Search this
Stebbins, Susan Ricci  Search this
Harten, Jürgen  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Physical description:
85, [3] pages color illustrations 31 cm
Type:
Books
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
Germany
Date:
1987
20th century
Topic:
Aquarell  Search this
Bildband  Search this
Watercolor painting, German  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.K464 S7
N40.1.K464S7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378439

Toward the image through art

Artist:
Lüpertz, Markus  Search this
Curator:
Kort, Pamela 1955-  Search this
Author:
Lüpertz, Markus Works Selections  Search this
Issuing body:
Haus der Kunst München  Search this
Subject:
Lüpertz, Markus  Search this
Physical description:
596 pages (some folded) illustrations (chiefly color) 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2019
Topic:
Painting, German  Search this
Sculpture, German  Search this
Peinture allemande  Search this
Sculpture allemande  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114418

Considering dynamics and the forms of chaos

Editor:
Gad, Amira  Search this
Schenk, Brigitte  Search this
Author:
Bulloch, Angela Works Selections  Search this
Zerres, Maria 1961- Paintings Selections  Search this
Host institution:
Matḥaf al-Shāriqah lil-Funūn  Search this
Subject:
Bulloch, Angela  Search this
Zerres, Maria 1961-  Search this
Artist:
Zerres, Maria 1961-  Search this
Physical description:
80, v, v, 80 pages, 2 unnumbered folded leaves of plates illustrations (chiefly color) 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2016
21st century
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Painting, German  Search this
Malerei  Search this
Installation  Search this
Entropie  Search this
Chaos  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115628

Myths of Malawi ein Dialog in Bildern herausgegeben von Kristina Heide

Editor:
Heide, Kristina  Search this
Host institution:
Caverna (Gallery: Blantyre, Malawi)  Search this
Galleria (Lilongwe, Malawi)  Search this
Weltcafé ElbFaire (Hamburg, Germany)  Search this
Germany Presse- und Informationsamt  Search this
Kulturhalle (Tübingen, Germany)  Search this
Physical description:
116 pages color illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Malawi
Germany
Date:
2017
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Painting, German  Search this
Painters, Black  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art and mythology  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Folklore in art  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116054

Ernst Scheyer papers, 1924-1972

Creator:
Scheyer, Ernst, 1900-1985  Search this
Subject:
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Mann, Thomas  Search this
Mann, Erika  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan  Search this
Churchill, Maria  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow  Search this
Feininger, Julia  Search this
Feininger, T. Lux  Search this
Einstein, Elsa  Search this
Werner, Fred  Search this
Citation:
Ernst Scheyer papers, 1924-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Blaue Vier (Group of artists)  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Painting, German  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9100
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211294
AAA_collcode_scheerns
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211294

Galka Scheyer papers, 1917-1945

Creator:
Scheyer, Galka E., 1889-1945  Search this
Subject:
Jawlensky, Alexej von  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Klee, Paul  Search this
Le Corbusier  Search this
Léger, Fernand  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold  Search this
Schwitters, Kurt  Search this
Segal, Arthur  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Varèse, Edgard  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Arp, Jean  Search this
De Chirico, Giorgio  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Feininger, Julia  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Citation:
Galka Scheyer papers, 1917-1945. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Blaue Vier (Group of artists)  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, German -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9101
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211295
AAA_collcode_schegalk
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211295

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Emanuel Leutze letter and note, [undated]

Creator:
Leutze, Emanuel, 1816-1868  Search this
Subject:
Minor, John  Search this
Citation:
Emanuel Leutze letter and note, [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, German  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10311
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213513
AAA_collcode_leutemal
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213513

Installation view of a German Expressionist exhibition at the Curt Valentin Gallery

Photographer:
Studly, Adolph  Search this
Subject:
Curt Valentin Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
between 1951 and 1955?
Citation:
Adolph Studly. Installation view of a German Expressionist exhibition at the Curt Valentin Gallery, between 1951 and 1955?. Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, German  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15348
See more items in:
Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15348
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Installation view of a German Expressionist exhibition at the Curt Valentin Gallery

Photographer:
Studly, Adolph  Search this
Subject:
Curt Valentin Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
between 1951 and 1955?
Citation:
Adolph Studly. Installation view of a German Expressionist exhibition at the Curt Valentin Gallery, between 1951 and 1955?. Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, German  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15349
See more items in:
Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15349
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Installation view of a German Expressionist exhibition at the Curt Valentin Gallery

Photographer:
Studly, Adolph  Search this
Subject:
Curt Valentin Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
between 1951 and 1955?
Citation:
Adolph Studly. Installation view of a German Expressionist exhibition at the Curt Valentin Gallery, between 1951 and 1955?. Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, German  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15350
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Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15350
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Installation view of a German Expressionist exhibition at the Curt Valentin Gallery

Photographer:
Studly, Adolph  Search this
Subject:
Curt Valentin Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
between 1951 and 1955?
Citation:
Adolph Studly. Installation view of a German Expressionist exhibition at the Curt Valentin Gallery, between 1951 and 1955?. Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, German  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15351
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Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15351
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Galka Scheyer papers

Creator:
Scheyer, Galka E.  Search this
Names:
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Arp, Jean, 1887-1966  Search this
De Chirico, Giorgio, 1888-  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Feininger, Julia  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Jawlensky, Alexej von, 1864-1941  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940  Search this
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl, 1884-1976  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951  Search this
Schwitters, Kurt, 1887-1948  Search this
Segal, Arthur, 1875-1944  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Extent:
5 Reels (ca. 1200 items (on 5 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1917-1945
Scope and Contents:
Papers relate mainly to the Blue Four and contain primarily correspondence; also business materials, photographs, essays, and printed materials.
REEL 1644: Correspondence with Lyonel Feininger and his wife Julia, mainly concerning personal matters, contemporary events in Europe and America, and Scheyer's efforts to establish the Blue Four's reputation on the west coast. Many letters are illustrated with Feininger block cuts.
REEL 1854: Letters from Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee; typescripts of letters to members of the Blue Four; import declarations; a shipping invoice; a consular certificate for paintings; and price lists of works of art.
REEL 1905: Correpsondence documenting Scheyer's friendship with various artists associated with the Blue Four and her efforts to exhibit and sell their work. Important correpsondents include: Alexander Archipenko, Hans Arp, Giorgio de Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Klee, Le Corbusier, Fernand Leger, Carlos Merida, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Diego Rivera, Arthur Segal, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Arnold Schoenberg, Kurt Schwitters, Rufino Tamayo, Mies van der Rohe, Edgar Varese, Max Weber, and Edward Weston. Also included are miscellaneous photographs, essays, notes, and financial and printed materials.
REEL 2031-2032: Correspondence with Alexei Jawlensky and Wassily Kandinsky, including several illustrated letters; two photographs of interiors; a published article by Kandindsky, "Abstrakte Kunst," ca. 1925-1926; and price lists for works of art by Kandkinsky. Some letters are typescripts.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector, dealer; b. 1889; d. 1945; Los Angeles, Calif. Scheyer worked to introduce the art of the Blue Four (Blaue Vier), Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, and Alexei Jawlensky, to American collectors.
Other Title:
Galka Scheyer Blue Four Archive.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Norton Simon Museum of Art, 1979-1980.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Art dealers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Blaue Vier (Group of artists)  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, German -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.schegalk
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92583993e-a76d-478c-90b5-a46e40b71054
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schegalk

Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers

Creator:
Williams, Esther Baldwin, 1867-1964  Search this
Names:
Grace Horne Galleries  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Finck, Furman J., 1900-  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Williams, Esther, 1907-1969  Search this
Williams, Nadia, 1910-  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Massachusetts -- Boston -- Description and Travel
France -- Paris -- Description and Travel
Date:
1887-1984
Summary:
The papers of Boston area painters Esther Baldwin Williams and daughter Esther Williams measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1984. The scattered papers of both women include biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, writings and notes, two diaries, four sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, and one photograph album.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Boston and New York area painters Esther Baldwin Williams and daughter Esther Williams measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1984. The scattered papers of both women include biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, writings and notes, two diaries, four sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, and one photograph album.

For clarity, Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams are referred to by their proper names throughout this finding aid.

Biographical information includes a membership card to the Rockport Art Association for Esther Williams and a biographical sketch of Esther Baldwin Williams

Personal business records include receipts for purchases of artwork by Esther Baldwin Williams, banking documents, exhibition entry forms and sales receipts for Esther William's works.

Correspondence includes incoming letters and drafts of outgoing letters. The majority of the correspondence is that of Esther Williams, including a considerable amount of letters to her parents. There are letters to Esther Williams from her friends Louis Eilshemius, Furman J. Finck, and Leon Kroll, and both Grace Horne Galleries and Kraushaar Galleries. Esther Baldwin Williams' correspondence includes personal letters from Maurice Prendergast.

Writings and notes include two diaries kept by Esther Baldwin Williams that date from 1892 until 1902 and cover her life in Paris and later in Boston. Some of the diary pages are illustrated with sketches. The series also includes scattered notes, including Charles Prendergast's Notes on Formula of Ebonizing Technique.

There are four sketchbooks, likely by Esther Baldwin Williams, of pencil and watercolor sketches of cats, babies and children, orchestral scenes, portraits, and architecture.

Scattered printed materials include a copy of Cezanne's Studio given to Esther Baldwin Williams by Maurice Prendergast, a copy of a family history by Nadia Williams, exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, and miscellany.

There is one photograph of an unidentified work of art and a circa 1900 family photo album with mostly unidentified photos of babies, children, and family members.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1942-1979 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Personal Business Records, 1893-1966 (9 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1887-1961 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1892-1947 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Sketchbooks and Sketches, circa 1900 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1883-1984 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1920 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)
Biographical Note:
Esther Baldwin Williams (1867-1964) and her daughter Esther Williams (1907-1969) were painters active in Boston, Paris, and New York City.

Esther Baldwin Williams was born Esther Mabel Baldwin on December 11, 1867 to a prominent Boston family of artists. She began her art education under her uncle Joseph Foxcroft Cole and worked with her cousin Adelaide Chase Cole. Adelaide and Esther shared a studio in Greenwich Village in 1888. The two cousins also traveled to Paris in 1877 and 1891 to paint. Esther Baldwin concentrated on portraiture and often painted the women in her social circle.

Esther Baldwin became engaged to Oliver Williams in 1898. They married and moved to 96 Beacon Street in Boston where they raised their children, Oliver, Thomas, and Esther. Around 1900, the Williams met Maurice and Charles Prendergast. Esther became a friend and patron of Maurice and the two shared a studio for some time and exchanged letters. Esther Baldwin continued to work in portraiture, focusing her work on her children and relatives and did not pursue a professional career. In addition to painting, Esther Baldwin and Oliver Williams inspired a passion for music in their children.

Born in 1907, Esther Williams inherited her mother's interest in the arts. Unlike her mother, she desired a professional career as a painter. She first studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston in 1925 and later went to Paris to study under Andre Lhote. Upon returning to the United States, she moved to New York City and enrolled with the Art Students League. She married Roland Joseph McKinney, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum.

Esther Williams is known for her portraits, paintings of flowers, circus and orchestra scenes, and for her impressionistic style. She was represented by Grace Horne Gallery in the 1930s and switched to Kraushaar Galleries in 1940.

Esther Baldwin Williams died in 1964. Her daughter, Esther Williams died shortly thereafter in 1969.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the papers of Esther William's husband Roland Joseph McKinney.
Provenance:
The Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers were donated in two installments by Peter McKinney, step-son of Esther Williams in 1974 and by Nadia Williams, Esther Baldwin William's daughter-in-law in 1985.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers, 1887-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.willesth
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw993a92787-2cf6-410d-898b-0db3e93ba678
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-willesth
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Von Caspar David Friedrich zu Adolph Menzel : deutsche Künstler im 19. Jahrhundert

Author:
C.G. Boerner (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
58 p. (2 folded) : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1990
[1990]
19th century
Topic:
Drawing, German  Search this
Painting, German--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NC249 .C104 1990
NC249.C104 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_399751

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