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Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962, bulk 1857-1899

Creator:
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Subject:
Cook, Clarence  Search this
Warner, Sylvia Martinache  Search this
Eaton, Wyatt  Search this
Devens, Charles  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition  Search this
France  Search this
Jno. Williams, Inc.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Paris (France) -- History -- Commune, 1871
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6781
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208907
AAA_collcode_warnolin
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208907
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Olin Levi Warner papers

Creator:
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Names:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
France. Armée. Légion étrangère  Search this
Jno. Williams, Inc.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Cook, Clarence, 1828-1900  Search this
Devens, Charles, 1820-1891  Search this
Eaton, Wyatt, 1849-1896  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Warner, Sylvia Martinache  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Paris (France) -- History -- Commune, 1871
Date:
1857-1962
bulk 1857-1899
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Olin Levi Warner measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1857 to 1962 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1857 to 1899. The collection documents Warner's art student days in Paris and his career as a sculptor, primarily in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials and writings, including a speech by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871; personal and professional correspondence; clippings, catalogs, and other printed material; sculpture project files; and photographs of Warner, his studio, his family, and notable figures who sat for him, including artist J. Alden Weir, and his artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor Olin Levi Warner measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1857 to 1962 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1857 to 1899. The collection documents Warner's art student days in Paris and his career as a sculptor, primarily in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials and writings, including a speech by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871; personal and professional correspondence; clippings, catalogs, and other printed material; sculpture project files; and photographs of Warner, his studio, his family, and notable figures who sat for him, including artist J. Alden Weir, and his artwork.

Found are biographical materials, including a speech written by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871, awards, and membership records for several art organizations, including the Fine Arts Federation of New York.

Personal and business correspondence written by Warner, his wife, and his daughter is with family and friends. Warner's correspondents include artists Albert Pinkham Ryder, Clarence Cook, and Wyatt Eaton, among others. Of note are letters written from Warner to his family during the time he spent in Paris from 1869 to 1872 studying art and serving in the Foreign Legion.

Also found are scattered project files for a few of his notable sculptural projects, including his statue of Massachusetts governor Charles Devens, the Hodgkins Medal designed as the Smithsonian Institution's seal, work for the Chicago World's Fair, and bronze work produced by the Jno. Williams Foundry.

Printed materials include clippings and exhibition catalogs for the Society of American Artists, the National Sculpture Society, and the World's Columbian Exposition.

Photographs in the papers are of Warner, his family, home, and studio, works of art, and a few notable sitters, including the artist J. Alden Weir.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1863-1896 (Box 1, OV 4; 5 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1857-1962 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Project Files, 1871-1936 (Box 1, OV 4; 6 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1862-1950 (Boxes 1-2, OV 4; 6 folders)

Series 5: Photographs, 1870s-1890s (Box 2-3, OV 4; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Olin Levi Warner was born in 1844 in Suffield, Connecticut and worked as an artisan and a telegraph operator before pursuing his art education and career. In 1869, Warner traveled to Paris to study under Francois Jouffroy at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He was in Paris when the Republic was declared and served in the French Foreign Legion for a short while before resuming his studies. In 1872 he returned to the United States and set up a studio in New York.

An early proponent of the French Beaux-Arts style, Warner was a founding member of the Society of American Artists in 1877 and joined the National Academy of Design in 1888. By the end of Warner's lifetime, he had become a well-known sculptor, helping to popularize bas-relief in the United States. A few of Warner's notable works include a series of medallions depicting Native American Indian Chiefs, an 1876 bust of President Rutherford B. Hayes, the 1883 nude Diana, a statue of judge and former U.S. Attorney General Charles Devens in Boston, and the design of the bronze doors of the Library of Congress. This last project was uncompleted at the time of Warner's death on August 14, 1896, as the result of a bicycle injury in Central Park.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming on reel 270. All of the material was later donated, except for one sketchbook which was returned to the lender, and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
A portion of the Olin Levi Warner papers were originally loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1972 by Rosalie Warner Jones, Warner's daughter. Rosalie Warner Jones and her sister, Frances O. Warner, and Rosalie's daughter Frances Follin Jones, donated the collection in several accretions between 1972 and 1977. This gift included the majority of the loaned materials, excluding one sketchbook. Additional materials were transferred to the Archives in 2005 from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962 (bulk 1857-1899). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.warnolin
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Archives of American Art
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Art, war and revolution in France, 1870-1871 : myth, reportage and reality / John Milner

Author:
Milner, John 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 243 p. ; ill. (some col.), map ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Paris (France)
Date:
2000
C2000
Commune, 1871
Topic:
Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871--Influence  Search this
Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871--Art and the war  Search this
Propaganda, Anti-German  Search this
History  Search this
Press coverage  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_633598

From Appomattox to Montmartre : Americans and the Paris Commune / Philip M. Katz

Author:
Katz, Philip Mark 1964-  Search this
Subject:
Cluseret, Gustave Paul 1823-1900 Views on civil wars  Search this
Physical description:
x, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
France
Paris (France)
Date:
1998
19th century
Commune, 1871
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Public opinion  Search this
Political culture--History  Search this
Revolutions and socialism--Influence  Search this
History  Search this
Foreign public opinion, American  Search this
Influence  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_592550

Art and the French commune : imagining Paris after war and revolution / by Albert Boime

Author:
Boime, Albert  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 234 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Paris
Paris (France)
Date:
1995
19th century
Commune, 1871
Topic:
Art--Political aspects  Search this
Art and the state  Search this
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_471381

La poste à Paris pendant le siège et la commune. 18 septembre 1870-1er février 1871. 18 mars-28 mai 1871

Author:
Chamboissier, Léon 1854-  Search this
Physical description:
85 p. : ill. (incl. facsims.) fold. tab. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Paris
Paris (France)
Date:
1914
1914]
Siege, 1870-1871
Commune, 1871
Topic:
Postal service  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Balloon ascensions  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_493765

Paris incendié, 1871 [microform] : album historique

Author:
Bleignerie, H. de Historique  Search this
Dargin, Edouard Notice sur les monuments et les rues incendiés  Search this
Physical description:
[11] p., [20] leaves of plates : mounted photos. ; 23 cm
Type:
Microforms
Pictorial works
Place:
Paris (France)
Date:
1981
1871
[1871?]
Commune, 1871
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .H5810 no. 172
mfm 814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_376182

Paris incendié, 1871 [microform] : album historique

Author:
Soulier, Charles  Search this
Physical description:
[11] p., [20] leaves of plates : mounted photos. ; 23 cm
Type:
Microforms
Pictorial works
Place:
Paris (France)
Date:
1981
1871
[1871?]
Commune, 1871
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .H5810 no. 1854
mfm 814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_377057

Les communeux, 1871. Types--caractères--costumes, par Bertall

Author:
Bertall 1820-1882  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., 38 col. pl. (incl. ports.) 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Paris (France)
Date:
1870
1879
[187-]
Commune, 1871
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
DC316 .B52X
DC316.B52X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_151721

La commune de 1871; les postes, les ballons, le télégraphe, d'après des documents et des souvenirs inédits; préface de m. Lucien Descaves ..

Author:
Laurent, Benoît  Search this
Physical description:
4 p. l., viii, 373 p., 5 l. illus. (incl. facsims.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Paris (France)
Date:
1934
[1934]
Commune, 1871
Topic:
Postal service--History  Search this
Telegraph--History  Search this
Balloons  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
HE6985 .L3X
HE6985.L3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_153968

The terrible year; the Paris Commune, 1871

Author:
Horne, Alistair  Search this
Physical description:
172 p. illus. (part col.), facsims., maps, ports. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Paris (France)
Date:
1971
[1971]
Commune, 1871
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
DC316 .H815
DC316.H815
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_10106

The Franco-Prussian War and the Commune in caricature, 1870-71 [catalogue of a collection of prints in the possession of the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Victoria and Albert Museum by] Susan Lambert

Author:
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings  Search this
Lambert, Susan  Search this
Physical description:
3, 119 p. illus. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Caricatures and cartoons
Place:
France
Paris (France)
Date:
1971
Second Empire, 1852-1870
Commune, 1871
Topic:
Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
History  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
DC252 .V645
DC252.V645
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_12503

Die Politische Lithographie im Kampf um die Pariser Kommune 1871 / [zsgest. u bearb. von d. Arbeitsgruppe Die Politische Lithographie im Kampf um die Pariser Kommune, Angela Bork ... et al., im Zusammenhang mit d. Ausstellung in Stuttgart ; Hrsg., Baden-Württemberg. Kunstverein]

Author:
Bork, Angela  Search this
Arbeitsgruppe Die Politische Lithographie im Kampf um die Pariser Kommune  Search this
Physical description:
110 p., [33] fold. leaves of plates : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Paris (France)
Date:
1976
Commune, 1871
Topic:
French wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
History  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
DC317.P76
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_98762

Elihu Washburne : the diary and letters of America's minister to France during the siege and commune of Paris / Michael Hill ; foreword by David McCullough

Author:
Washburne, E. B (Elihu Benjamin) 1816-1887  Search this
Hill, Michael, 1938-  Search this
Subject:
Washburne, E. B (Elihu Benjamin) 1816-1887  Search this
Washburne, E. B (Elihu Benjamin) 1816-1887  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 263 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Type:
Diaries
Correspondence
Personal narratives
Place:
United States
Paris (France)
Date:
2012
Siege, 1870-1871
Commune, 1871
Topic:
Ambassadors  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_999419

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