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Ted Egri papers, [ca. 1920-1980]

Creator:
Egri, Ted, 1913-2010  Search this
Egri, Ted, 1913-2010  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10515
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213945
AAA_collcode_egrited
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213945

Joseph A. Fleck printed material, 1931-1970

Creator:
Fleck, Joseph A., 1892-1977  Search this
Fleck, Joseph A., 1892-1977  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Prints -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10521
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213991
AAA_collcode_flecjose
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213991

Nikolai Ivanovich Fechin papers, 1923-1984

Creator:
Feshin, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich, 1881-1955  Search this
Feshin, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich, 1881-1955  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9645
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211853
AAA_collcode_feshniko
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211853

Ted and Katherine Egri research material on Walter Ufer, 1970-1980

Creator:
Egri, Ted, 1913-2010  Search this
Egri, Katherine  Search this
Egri, Ted, 1913-2010  Search this
Subject:
Ufer, Walter  Search this
Ufer, Regina  Search this
Self, Christine  Search this
Hoffman, Hazel  Search this
Yaple, Dixie  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10516
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213946
AAA_collcode_egritedr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213946

John Young-Hunter papers, 1907-1984

Creator:
Young-Hunter, John, 1874-1955  Search this
Young-Hunter, John, 1874-1955  Search this
Topic:
Artists as authors -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10596
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214072
AAA_collcode_younjohn
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214072

Doel Reed printed material, 1951-1984

Creator:
Reed, Doel, 1894-1985  Search this
Reed, Doel, 1894-1985  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Prints -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10549
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214023
AAA_collcode_reeddoel
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214023

Paul Brooks Willis papers, 1930-1978

Creator:
Willis, Paul Brooks, 1903-1981  Search this
Willis, Paul Brooks, 1903-1981  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10579
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214055
AAA_collcode_willpaul
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214055

Ramon Mitchell Froman papers, 1942-1981

Creator:
Froman, Ramon Mitchell, 1908-1980  Search this
Froman, Ramon Mitchell, 1908-1980  Search this
Subject:
Ramon Froman School of Art Summer School  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8919
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211105
AAA_collcode_fromramo
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211105

Hyde Solomon papers, 1911-1983

Creator:
Solomon, Hyde, 1911-1982  Search this
Poindexter Gallery  Search this
Solomon, Hyde, 1911-1982  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7172
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209309
AAA_collcode_solohyde
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209309

John Young-Hunter papers

Creator:
Young-Hunter, John, 1874-1955  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1907-1984
Scope and Contents:
Young-Hunter's autobiography REVIEWING THE YEARS, (1963); 1 clipping, exhibition announcements and catalogs; photocopies of illustrations by Mary Y. and Young-Hunter from THE CLYDE, London, 1907; and a copy of ARTISTS OF THE ROCKIES AND THE GOLDEN WEST, Summer 1984.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter; Taos, New Mexico. Born in Glasgow, Scotland. Studied at the Royal Academy with Alma-Tadema and Sargent. Came to the U.S. in 1913.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Woodrow Wilson Fine Arts, Inc., 1984, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Texas  Search this
Portrait painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Topic:
Artists as authors -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.younjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9007f0ec0-de90-47ea-943d-70407515565b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-younjohn

Paul Brooks Willis papers

Creator:
Willis, Paul Brooks, 1903-1981  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1930-1978
Scope and Contents:
Letters and postcards from Willis in Paris to his family and letters from Home savings and Loan Association of Los Angeles, Calif. and the Santa Monica Public library; exhibition catalogs, announcements, invitations and clippings; a guestbook from an open house honoring Willis; 2 scrapbooks containing clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, postcards and newspaper clippings about his experiences as an ambulance driver on the western front during World War II; lists of art work, gallery receipts and consignment sheets; a sketchbook of watercolors; a photograph album of his art work and photographs of Willis, his family, friends, and art work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born in Farmington, New Mexico. Taught art at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, 1941-1942, and was the director of of the Field School of the University of New Mexico at Taos, 1941-1942.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1984, by Helen Willis, Paul's widow, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.willpaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c7127024-08af-4a9a-bf29-b80544c79dd2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-willpaul

Hyde Solomon papers

Creator:
Solomon, Hyde, 1911-  Search this
Poindexter Gallery  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1911-1983
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, records, catalogs, biographical material, photographs, and printed materials.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical material, 1911-1983; correspondence; notes; writings; business records; magazines; clippings; exhibition announcements and catalogs; and photographs of Solomon, his works of art.
REEL N69-33: Correspondence, including correspondence with the Poindexter Gallery; financial records; exhibition catalogs; clippings; photographs; and two scrapbooks.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Taos, New Mexico and New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reel N69-33 was lent for filming 1969 by Hyde Solomon and his gallery, Poindexter Gallery. All other material donated 1984 by Solomon's brother, Harry.
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
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.solohyde
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e891605e-57a0-4a9f-89e0-7424890eb8e4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-solohyde

Doel Reed printed material

Creator:
Reed, Doel, b. 1894  Search this
Extent:
6 Items ((on 1 partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1984
Scope and Contents:
An undated resume; magazine and newspaper clippings about Reed's aquatints, paintings and his teaching career at Oklahoma State University, 1951-1983; and an exhibition catalog, A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF OILS, CASEINS, DRAWINGS AND AQUATINTS, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Sante Fe, 1983.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, art instructor; Taos, New Mexico. Professor and chairman of the art department at Oklahoma State University. Retired and moved to Taos in 1959.
Provenance:
Donated by Reed, 1984, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Material was transferred to the NMAA-NPG Library after microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Oklahoma -- Stillwater  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Printmakers -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Prints -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.reeddoel
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw940cfc688-544c-4e67-a80c-4196b8b02e72
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-reeddoel

Ramon Mitchell Froman papers

Creator:
Froman, Ramon Mitchell, 1908-1980  Search this
Names:
Ramon Froman School of Art Summer School  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Ca. 235 items (on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1981
Scope and Contents:
REEL 2341 (fr. 1-258): Sixteen letters, 1962-1979; Christmas and greeting cards with reproductions of paintings and drawings by Froman, 8 portraying his son Greg; exhibition catalogs, announcements and clippings; art organizational material; biographical data; and brochures, course schedules and a yearbook printed by the Artists and Craftsmen Association from the Ramon Froman School of Art Summer School, Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and art instructor; Dallas, Tex. and Cloudcroft, N.M. Born in Louise, Tex. Established the Ramon Froman School of Art Summer School in 1958. President (1969) and member of Artists and Craftsmen Association. His work was handled by the Taos Art Gallery.
Provenance:
Material lent and donated, 1981, by Violet Froman, Ramon Mitchell Froman's wife, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas 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:
Art teachers -- New Mexico -- Cloudcroft  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- New Mexico -- Cloudcroft
Identifier:
AAA.fromramo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93aae295c-c72e-4ace-8f9f-4c7ebbebf116
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fromramo

Joseph A. Fleck printed material

Creator:
Fleck, Joseph A.  Search this
Extent:
13 Items ((on 1 partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1970
Scope and Contents:
Clippings, an exhibition announcement and catalog relating to Fleck's exhibition at Galerie Bernheim Jeune, Paris, 1931; a magazine article about Fleck and the Taos art colony; and Fleck's obituary.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and lithographer; Taos, New Mexico.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1984, by Woodrow Wilson Fine Arts, Inc., as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Lithographers -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Prints -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.flecjose
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90dc8f8be-ee4a-4d93-9523-32bea973b45c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-flecjose

Nikolai Ivanovich Fechin papers

Creator:
Feshin, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich, 1881-1955  Search this
Extent:
22 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1984
Scope and Contents:
Printed material and photographs.
REEL 323: Photographs of Fechin, his family, his paintings, and of Lillian Gish with Feshin and his portrait of her; exhibition catalogs, clippings and two Russian magazines containing articles about him.
REEL 3254: Magazine articles about Fechin from Persimmon Hill, American West and House Beautiful; two exhibition catalogs, Nicolai Fechin Centennial Exhibition, 1981, and Fechin: The Builder by Eya Fechin, 1982; and a membership brochure and a newsletter from the Fechin Institute.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Taos, N.M. Born in Kazan, Russia. He came to the United States in 1923. He lived in Taos from 1927 to 1938.
Provenance:
Material on reel 323 lent for microfilming, 1972, by Mrs. Alexandra Fechin, who subsequently donated 4 photographs and an exhibition catalog. Material on reel 3254 donated by Eya Fechin, Nikolai's daughter, 1984. This material was transferred to the NMAA/NPG Library.
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 Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Portrait painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.feshniko
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw942ea1aaa-7ecd-4092-a957-bd29669b41ab
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-feshniko

Ted and Katherine Egri research material on Walter Ufer

Creator:
Egri, Ted, 1913-  Search this
Interviewer:
Egri, Katherine  Search this
Names:
Hoffman, Hazel  Search this
Self, Christine  Search this
Ufer, Regina  Search this
Ufer, Walter, 1876-1936  Search this
Yaple, Dixie  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (microfilm reel and 4 sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1970-1980
Scope and Contents:
Research material on Walter Ufer, including an exhibition catalog from his 1970 retrospective; notes and writings; correspondence about Egri's article on Ufer for American Artist (1978); transcripts and notes from telephone conversations and interviews with friends and associates about their recollections of Ufer; photographs of his paintings; photocopies of 3 letters from Ufer to Frank and Hazel Hoffman and Carl Runguis; and 4 taped interviews with Regina Ufer, Christine Self, Hazel Hoffman and Dixie Yaple.
Biographical / Historical:
The Egri's researched Walter Ufer, a painter; Taos, New Mexico. Ted Egri, b. 1913, sculptor, painter, art instructor, FAP artist, Taos, N.M., brother of painter Ruth Egri
Other Title:
Walter Ufer papers (microfilm title)
Provenance:
Material on reel 3125 was lent for microfilming by Ted and Katherine Egri, 1984, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. The tapes were lent for duplicating at the same time.
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 Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.egritedr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9174da417-0624-48c2-ac74-1a2776abfeee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-egritedr

Ted Egri papers

Creator:
Egri, Ted, 1913-  Search this
Extent:
7 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
[ca. 1920-1980]
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information, printed material, photographs, notes and writings, interviews, correspondence, sketches, financial material, and gallery files.
REELS 3285A-3288: Biographical material, including resumes, biographical essays, questionaires, and printed material on Egri's career; correspondence with art clubs, companies, and art dealers; photographs of Egri and his family and friends; a transcribed interview with Egri; notebooks, class and lecture notes, and writings on art with illustrations; commission files containing correspondence, contracts, photographs, drawings, and printed material; gallery files containing correspondence, financial and printed material; and subject files including correspondence, annotated sketches, notes, receipts, award ribbons, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and clippings.
REELS 3292-3294: Correspondence with Peter Hurd, Francis V. O'Connor, Emil Bisttram and others relating to business matters; photographs of Egri's work; texts for catalogs, lecture notes, and essays about art and art history, some with illustrations; project files including correspondence, photographs, drawings and plans, notes, measurements, and printed material; files on Artists Equity Association and the Taos Design Group including by-laws, minutes, and newsletters; and clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, painter and art instructor; Taos, New Mexico. Born in New York City. Moved to Taos in 1950. As a sculptor he works chiefly with welded medals, synthetics, wood and stone. He paints in oil. Taught painting and sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute, University of Wyoming, University of Illinois and Northern Iowa University.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Ted Egri, 1984, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.egrited
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d73bb213-aca7-4952-9ed3-f2e89cb25787
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-egrited

Clay Spohn papers

Creator:
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977  Search this
Names:
School of Visual Arts (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Corbett, Edward, 1919-  Search this
Corbett, Rosamond Walling Tirana, 1910-1999  Search this
Fryworth, Teressa, 1906-1981  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Neininger, Urban  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne, 1903-  Search this
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Sievan, Maurice  Search this
Sihvonen, Oli, 1921-  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-  Search this
Extent:
20.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Account books
Ambrotypes
Photographs
Date:
circa 1862-1985
bulk 1890-1985
Summary:
The Clay Spohn papers measure 20.4 linear feet and date from circa 1862 to 1985 with the bulk of the material dating from 1890 to 1985. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes and writings, art work, printed material, and photographs which reflect the life and career of painter and educator Clay Spohn.
Scope and Content Note:
The Clay Spohn papers measure 20.4 linear feet and date from circa 1862 to 1985 with the bulk of the material dating from 1890 to 1985. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes and writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs reflecting the life and career of painter and educator Clay Spohn.

Part 1 includes sketchbooks with annotated drawings by Spohn, writings including reminiscensces by Spohn, letters, clippings, and photographs of Spohn's artwork.

Part 2 includes biographical material; correspondence between Spohn and his colleagues; business records such as Spohn's general accounting records; Spohn's notes and writings on a variety of subjects; drawings and sketchbooks; printed material such as exhibition announcements and catalogs; and photographs of subjects such as Spohn, his family and colleagues, his house, and his artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three parts. Part 1 was lent to the Archives of American Art in 1964 by Clay Spohn, and was microfilmed and returned to Spohn. Part 2 was donated to the Archives of American Art by Urban Neininger in 1978 and was partially microfilmed. Because material from part 2 was not processed until over three decades after filming Part 1, the overall organization is inconsistent. In general, material within folders is arranged chronologically.

Missing Title

Part 1: Clay Spohn Papers, 1926-1963

Part 2: Clay Spohn Papers, circa 1862-1985 (boxes 1-22, OV 23, 19.9 linear ft.)

Part 3: Addition to the Clay Spohn Papers, 1958-1977 (box 24; 0.4 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Clay Edgar Spohn was born November 24, 1898, in San Francisco, to Lena (Schaefer) and John Henry Spohn. From 1919 to 1921, Spohn studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and from 1922 to 1924, he studied at the Art Students League in New York under Kenneth Hayes Miller, Boardman Robinson, George Luks and Guy Pene Du Bois. He also became acquainted with Alexander Calder at the Art Students League. In 1924, Spohn was employed as an assitant designer to muralist Ezra Winter. From 1926 to 1927 he studied in Paris at the Academie Modern, a school run by Fernand Leger and Orthon Fireze.

Returning to San Francisco in 1927, Spohn became an active member in the Bay Area art scene. The Treasury Department commissioned him, in 1938, to execute a mural for the Montebello, California post office, and in 1939, he completed another mural under the sponsorship of the WPA for Los Gatos Union High School in Los Gatos, California.

In 1942, the San Francisco Museum of Art mounted Spohn's solo exhibition "Fantastic War Machines and Guerragraphs", consisting of a series of drawings inspired by dreams of World War II. From 1945 until his resignation in 1950, Spohn was employed as instructor of drawing and painting at the California School of Fine Arts, where he befriended Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko. In 1949, at the California School, he organized a group exhibition entitled "The Museum of Unknown and Little Known Objects", in which Spohn's extraordinarily-constructed objects were a focal point.

Spohn moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1952, and participated in several national exhibitions. He was Visiting Lecturer at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, in 1958, after which he moved to New York City where he executed a series of paintings under the sponsorship of the collector J. Patrick Lannan. From 1964 to 1969, he taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

After a two year move to Taos, Spohn returned to New York in 1971. In 1974, the Oakland Museum sponsored a retrospective of Spohn's work.

Clay Spohn died in New York City on December 19, 1977.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (D169) including sketchbooks, writings, correspondence, and related material. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are described in the first series of the finding aid.
Provenance:
The material on reel D169 was lent for filming by Clay Spohn in 1964. The material on reel 5461-5474 was donated by Spohn's friend and the executor of his estate, Urban Neininger, in 1978. An additional 0.4 linear feet of papers were donated by Spohn's biographer, David Beasley, in 2008.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of unfilmed material requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Account books
Ambrotypes
Photographs
Citation:
Clay Spohn Papers, circa 1862-1985, bulk 1890-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.spohclay
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Clay Spohn papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw989dc0985-c251-4480-9ed7-d84755d301bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-spohclay

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