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The Mirror

Alternate Title:
Elizabeth Porter and Fairfield Porter
Artist:
Fairfield Porter, 10 Jun 1907 - 18 Sep 1975  Search this
Sitter:
Elizabeth Porter, born 1956  Search this
Fairfield Porter, 10 Jun 1907 - 18 Sep 1975  Search this
Formerly identified as:
Katharine Minot Porter, born 1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 182.9 x 152.4cm (72 x 60")
Frame: 184.8 × 154.3 × 4.1cm (72 3/4 × 60 3/4 × 1 5/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1966
Topic:
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Architecture\Window  Search this
Interior\Domestic  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Stool  Search this
Container\Bottle  Search this
Architecture\Building  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Home Furnishings\Stove\Wood stove  Search this
Fairfield Porter: Male  Search this
Fairfield Porter: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Fairfield Porter: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Fairfield Porter: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Landscape  Search this
Fairfield Porter: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Art  Search this
Fairfield Porter: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Magazine  Search this
Elizabeth Porter: Female  Search this
Katharine Minot Porter: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Website: www.nelson-atkins.org/
Object number:
F86-25
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
Photography by Jamison Miller
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43f7df8ed-478d-4594-951c-0f59f295c18b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_F86-25

Oral history interview with Fairfield Porter

Interviewee:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Coryllis, Peter  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Maroger, Jacques, 1884-1962  Search this
Extent:
65 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 June 6
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Fairfield Porter conducted 1968 June 6, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Porter speaks of his family background and Harvard education; the Art Students League; his involvement with Marxism and his work as an art critic for "Art News" and "The Nation". He discusses his portrait commissions, his choice of subject matter, theories of realism versus abstraction and drawing versus color, and the role of the unconscious and the accidental in his art. He recalls Thomas Hart Benton, Jacques Maroger, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Walter Auerbach, Thomas B. Hess, Clement Greenberg, and Alex Katz.
Biographical / Historical:
Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) was a painter and critic from Southampton, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 24 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State)  Search this
Art criticism -- United States  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.porter68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-porter68

Oral history interview with John Stephan

Interviewee:
Stephan, John Walter, 1906-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Fairleigh Dickinson University -- Faculty  Search this
Hunter College  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Bennett, Rainey  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Breinin, Raymond, 1910-  Search this
Bulliet, C. J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Calas, Nicolas  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
Coryllis, Peter  Search this
Cunningham, Inez  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Denby, Bill  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Fabian, John  Search this
Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951  Search this
Gendel, Milton  Search this
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-  Search this
Harrison, Caleb  Search this
Johnson, Ben  Search this
Jones, Jack  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Knopf, Alfred  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
MacLeish, Norman, 1898-1949  Search this
Matta, 1912-2002  Search this
Miller, Edgar, 1899-1993  Search this
Millman, Edward, 1907-1964  Search this
Moran, Connie, 1898-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nathanson, Winn  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990  Search this
Ott, Peterpaul, 1895-1992  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Praz, Mario, 1896-1982  Search this
Robinson, Increase, 1890-1981  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Sebartes, Jaime  Search this
Shapiro, Myra  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976  Search this
Stephan, Dart  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Torres, Jesús  Search this
Walgreen, Ruth  Search this
Watson, Dudley Crafts, 1885-  Search this
Watson-Schütze, Eva, 1867-1935  Search this
Weisenborn, Rudolph, b. 1881  Search this
Wheeler, Monroe, 1899-  Search this
Wilhelm, Jerry  Search this
Zadkine, Ossip  Search this
de Diego, Juan  Search this
Extent:
10 Items (Sound recording: 10 sound files (6 hr., 54 min.), digital, wav)
100 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1986 May 20-1987 May 7
Scope and Contents:
Interview of John Walter Stephan, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, at Newport, Rhode Island, on May 20, 1986 and May 7, 1987.
Stephan speaks of Chicago childhood and adolescence; life during the Depression; the Art Institute of Chicago; the 1930s Chicago leftist movement; the WPA and PWAP; The Tiger's Eye art magazine; Rome artistic and literary society; the New York School of artists; Betty Parsons Gallery; the Surrealists; teaching at Fairleigh Dickenson University; Hunter College; and his critiques of Pop and contemporary artists. Stephan also recalls Ruth Walgreen, Dart Stephan, Rainey Bennett, Clyfford Still, Juan de Diego, Caleb Harrison, Aaron Bohrod, Dudley Crafts Watson, Jack Jones, George Constant, Connie Moran, CJ Bulliet, Rudolph Weisenborn, Inez Cunningham, Eva Watson-Schütze, Jesus Torres, Edgar Miller, Katherine Kuh, Increase Robinson, Peterpaul Ott, Mitchell Siporin, Raymond Breinin, Holger Cahill, John Fabian, Eddie Millman, Winn Nathanson, Fairfield Porter, Norman MacLeish, Ossip Zadkine, Betty Parsons, Alfonso Ossorio, Max Ernst, Julien Levy, Peggy Guggenheim, Bill de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline, Barney Newman, Nicolas Calas, Bob Motherwell, Monroe Wheeler, Myra Shapiro, Clement Greenberg, Harold Rosenberg, Alfred Knopf, Robert Flaherty, Jaime Sebartés, Frederick Kiesler, Robert Matta, Mario Praz, Bill Denby, Ben Johnson, Milton Gendel, Walter Auerbach, Jerry Wilhelm, Eugene Goossens, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
John Walter Stephan (1906-1995) was a painter.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 54 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Great Depression  Search this
New York school of art  Search this
Painters -- Interviews  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.stepha86
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stepha86

Richard Stankiewicz papers, 1948-1984

Creator:
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Subject:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Judd, Donald  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7146
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209280
AAA_collcode_stanrich
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209280

Fairfield Porter to Ruth Porter

Creator:
Porter, Fairfield, 1907-1975  Search this
Porter, Ruth W., 1875-1942  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1927 Aug. 13
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1141
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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1141
Online Media:

Fairfield Porter to Ruth Porter

Creator:
Porter, Fairfield, 1907-1975  Search this
Porter, Ruth W., 1875-1942  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
192- Mar. 25
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1143
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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1143
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James Schuyler letter to Fairfield Porter

Creator:
Schuyler, James, 1923-  Search this
Porter, Fairfield, 1907-1975  Search this
Subject:
Berman, Leonid  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln Edward  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Ryan, Anne  Search this
Schuyler, James  Search this
Windham, Donald  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1955 July 8
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12116
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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12116
Online Media:

Fairfield Porter map of "Edfaloba"

Creator:
Porter, Fairfield, 1907-1975  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1918
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16175
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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16175

A profile of Albert York

Creator:
Porter, Fairfield, 1907-1975  Search this
Subject:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
between 1955 and 1974
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16931
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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16931
Online Media:

Watercolor sketch of flowers in a vase

Creator:
Porter, Fairfield, 1907-1975  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
19--
Topic:
Flowers (plants)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19195
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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19195

Watercolor sketch of purple flowers in a vase

Creator:
Porter, Fairfield, 1907-1975  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
19--
Topic:
Flowers (plants)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19196
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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19196

Fairfield Porter's passport

Creator:
United States. Dept. of State.  Search this
Subject:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Type:
Legal Documents
Date:
1931 August 4
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5554
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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5554
Online Media:

Fairfield Porter painting in the woods in Maine

Subject:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Me.
Date:
1975 Aug.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Plein air painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5664
See more items in:
Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5664

Fairfield Porter in Maine

Subject:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Me.
Date:
ca. 1946
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5686
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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5686

Fairfield Porter with his dog Bruno, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine

Subject:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Me.
Date:
ca. 1972
Topic:
Artists with their pets  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5687
See more items in:
Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5687

Great Spruce Head Island, Maine

Creator:
Porter, Fairfield, 1907-1975  Search this
Subject:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Me.
Date:
ca. 1970
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5688
See more items in:
Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5688

Fairfield Porter sketchbook

Creator:
Porter, Fairfield, 1907-1975  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1937
Topic:
Landscapes  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6641
See more items in:
Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6641

Fairfield Porter with his son Laurence

Photographer:
Auerbach, Ellen, 1906-2004  Search this
Subject:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1940
Topic:
Childhood  Search this
Family life  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7718
See more items in:
Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7718

Fairfield Porter with painting of his Chevrolet van, at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Creator:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1962
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7719
See more items in:
Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk bulk 1924-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7719

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