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Oral history interview with Gardner Cox, 1974 March 19-July 8

Interviewee:
Cox, Gardner, 1906-1988  Search this
Cox, Gardner, 1906-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12625
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213379
AAA_collcode_cox74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213379
Online Media:

Gardner Cox papers, 1920-1995

Creator:
Cox, Gardner, 1906-1988  Search this
Massachusetts Art Commission  Search this
Cox, Gardner, 1906-1988  Search this
Subject:
Forbes, Edward Waldo  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Shaw, Robert Gould  Search this
Morison, Samuel Eliot  Search this
Stevens, Austin  Search this
Driver, Phoebe Barnes  Search this
Boston Arts Festival  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Politicians -- Portraits  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8156
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210327
AAA_collcode_coxgard
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210327

Oral history interview with Gardner Cox

Interviewee:
Cox, Gardner, 1906-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (sound files, digital, wav file)
107 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 March 19-July 8
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Gardner Cox conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Boston, MA, from March 19-July 8.
Cox speaks of his childhood friends, his parents' artistic leanings, his early painting instructors, his education at Harvard, his training and early career in architecture; his portraits of socialites and Democratic party notables, and describes his sketches and their relationship to his portraits. He also recalls Amy Lowell, R.H. Ives Gammell, Charles Webster Hawthorne, Frank Shay, John Frazier, Aldro Hibbard, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Gardner Cox (1906-1988) was a painter from Boston, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 4 hr., 14 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cox74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cox74

Gardner Cox papers

Creator:
Cox, Gardner, 1906-1988  Search this
Massachusetts Art Commission  Search this
Portraits (Firm: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Putnam & Cox (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Saint Botolph Club (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Names:
Boston Arts Festival  Search this
Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969  Search this
Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863  Search this
Stevens, Austin  Search this
Interviewer:
Driver, Phoebe Barnes, 1908-  Search this
Extent:
7.8 Linear feet ((on 9 microfilm reels))
12 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Date:
1920-1995
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, business records, extensive portrait files, sketches and drawings, notes and writings, art works, subject files, printed materials, photographs, audio-visual material and palette samples relate chiefly to Cox's career as a portrait painter.
Included are: short biographical sketches, a résumé, and membership cards; correspondence, primarily with the gallery Portraits, Inc. and with sitters; early letters of recommendation and letters from Austin Stevens, who painted Cox's portrait; contracts, insurance records, leases, frame invoices, and extensive income tax records; ten cassette tapes and transcript of an interview conducted by Phoebe Barnes Driver; notebooks, notes and writings, including a biographical sketch of Edward W. Forbes, a transcription of a portrait dedication, invitation lists; notebooks; appointment calendars; sketchbooks and loose sketches.
Also included are extensive portrait files of sitters containing correspondence, invoices; some contain photographs. Sitters include Dean Acheson, Judge Bailey Aldrich, Hamilton Fish Armstrong, Dean George Baker, Ann Banks, Talcot M. Banks, Barry Bingham, Sr., Eleanor Bowman, Justice William Joseph Brennan, Jr., Kingman Brewster, Jr., John Nicholas Brown, Orville H. Bullitt, William A.M. Burden and sons, J. B. CanantHammond E. Chaffetz, Secretary William T. Coleman, Abram T. Collier, Mary Crocker, Nathan Cummings, Justice R. Ammi Cutter, Dr. Francis de Marneffe, Dr. Derek Denny-Brown, Douglas Dillon, Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, Frederick M. Eaton, Daughter of Frederick M. Eaton, Dr. Frank Elliott, John Franklin Enders, Justice Felix Frankfurter, Robert Frost, Richard Glenn Gettell, Justice Arthur Goldberg, Honorable and Mrs. Gordon Gray, General Wallace M. Greene, Burton Grey, Najeeb E. Halaby, Justice John M. Harlan, Averell and Pamela Harriman, Judge William Hastie, Francis W. Hatch, Hatcher, Paul V. Hayden, Alfred Hayes, Ralph Helverson, Christian Herter, Hopkinson, V.P.H. Humphrey, R. Keith Kane, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Rev. Kinsolving, Secretary Henry Kissinger, Henry Laughlin, Martina Lawrence, Lessing, Edward H. Levi, Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis, Lippman, Stacy Lloyd, Professor Louis Loss, Robert Lovett
Professor Edward Mason, Jean Mayer, Secretary Robert S. McNamara, Professor Donald H. Menzel, Hary Myers, Dr. Francis D. Moore, Maurice Needham, William Oates, John Lord O'Brian, Daniel H. O'Leary, Howard C. Peterson, Edwin H.B. Pratt, Norman S. Raab, R. Stewart Rauch, Herbert Read, Dr. Duncan Reid, Resor, Arthur Ross, Eugene V. Rostow, Dean Rusk, Dean Albert M. Sacks, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger, Sally Scott, George C. Seybolt, Dr. Howard Sprague, Justice Potter Stewart, J. Statton, Lewis Toepfer, Marian Vaillant, Margaret Vaughan, Chief Justice Earl Warren, James Webb, Fred Weed, E. A. Weeks, Professor Fred L. Whipple, Justice Byron White, George M. White, Judge Raymond Wilkins, Michael Wiseman, Professor Arnold Wolfers, and Judge Charles Wyansky.
Also found are institution files relating to activities with the American Academy in Rome, Boston Arts Festival and its revival in 1985, Massachusetts Art Commission, St. Botolph Club, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and memorials to Samuel Morison, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Robert Gould Shaw; exhibition files, containing correspondence, catalogs and announcements; and files relating to Cox's home and studio and the publication of LAWYERS PAINTED BY GARDNER COX. Also, clippings, invitations, announcements and printed material from clubs and other organizations; and photographs of Cox, his family, a bust of Cox, and many of his portraits.
ADDITION (UNMICROFILMED; ca. 12 ft.): Biographical material; correspondence; writings; notebooks; sketches and drawings; financial papers; photographs of portrait and non-portrait work; printed material; exhibition announcements; lists of work; posthumous inventory with photographs of selected work. The strength of this group lies in the abundance of studies for portraits, ranging from quick sketches in notebooks to studies of aspects of sitters to preliminary drawings, to photographs of his work, predominantly portraits but also including his paintings of forms abstracted from nature.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter; Cambridge, Mass. Died 1988. Cox was a friend or acquaintance of many leading cultural figures in Boston and Cambridge, painted the portraits of many of them, and often developed friendly relations with his eminent sitters.
Provenance:
Papers on reels 4486-4494 were donated 1982-1985 by Gardner Cox and by his widow, Phyllis Byrnes Cox, 1989-1990. Additional papers received in 1998 from Cox's sons, James and Benjamin, and his daughter, Phyllis Koch.
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:
Lawyers -- Portraits  Search this
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Politicians -- Portraits  Search this
Function:
Art festivals
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.coxgard
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coxgard

Charles Gruppe letter to Eugenie Whitmore, 19--

Creator:
Gruppe, Charles Paul, 1860-1940  Search this
Gruppe, Charles Paul, 1860-1940  Search this
Subject:
Whitmore, Eugenie  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10512
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213942
AAA_collcode_grupchar
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213942

Talking Heads: Naked

Design Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Designer:
Douglas Riccardi, probably American, active late 20th century  Search this
Artist:
Paula White  Search this
Photographer:
Frederic Lewis  Search this
Firm:
M&Co, New York, New York, USA, 1979–1992  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithography
Dimensions:
1993-151-77-1, album, 31 x 31.2 cm (12 1/4 x 12 5/16 in.)
1993-151-77-2, inner sleeve, 30.5 x 30.5 cm (12 x 12 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Album Cover
Object Name:
Album Cover
Place:
USA
Date:
1988
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-77-1,2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq421adc534-9442-40e3-a140-640f7c1ec108
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-77-1_2
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Thomas Chimes, 1990 June 14

Interviewee:
Chimes, Thomas J., 1921-2009  Search this
Chimes, Thomas J., 1921-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Veloric, Cynthia  Search this
Subject:
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Jarry, Alfred  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Moore College of Art and Design  Search this
Fairmount Park Art Association  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12020
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214381
AAA_collcode_chimes90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214381

Harry Worthman papers, 1944-1982

Creator:
Worthman, Harry, 1909-1989  Search this
Worthman, Harry, 1909-1989  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10043
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212887
AAA_collcode_wortharr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212887

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

Benjamin Strong correspondence with Gari Melchers, 1924-1926

Creator:
Strong, Benjamin, 1872-1928  Search this
Strong, Benjamin, 1872-1928  Search this
Subject:
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16321
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)379636
AAA_collcode_strobenj
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_379636

Elizabeth Piutti-Barth papers, 1893-1954

Creator:
Piutti-Barth, Elizabeth, 1872-1959  Search this
Piutti-Barth, Elizabeth, 1872-1959  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7135
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209269
AAA_collcode_piuteliz
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209269

Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983

Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Notes
Topic:
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7576
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209737
AAA_collcode_neelalic
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209737
Online Media:

Paul King papers, 1871-1977

Creator:
King, Paul Bernard, 1867-1947  Search this
King, Paul Bernard, 1867-1947  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Landscape painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8240
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210411
AAA_collcode_kingpaul
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210411

Paul Feeley papers, 1911-1972

Creator:
Feeley, Paul, 1910-1966  Search this
Feeley, Paul, 1910-1966  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8902
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211087
AAA_collcode_feelpaul
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211087

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

Walter Griffin letter to Alfred Hepworth, 1928 June 1

Creator:
Griffin, Walter, 1861-1935  Search this
Griffin, Walter, 1861-1935  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Alfred  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10265
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213413
AAA_collcode_grifwall
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213413

Emanuel Martinez papers, 1964-2015

Creator:
Martinez, Emanuel, 1947-  Search this
Martinez, Emanuel, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Muralists -- Colorado -- Denver  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Colorado  Search this
Chicano movement  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17484
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)388915
AAA_collcode_marteman
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_388915
Online Media:

James Carroll Beckwith diary (in the New York Historical Society), 1895

Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Subject:
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5887
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208727
AAA_collcode_beckjaca
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208727

Amaylia Castaldo papers, [ca. 1930-1970]

Creator:
Castaldo, Amaylia Chlarina, 1906-1987  Search this
Castaldo, Amaylia Chlarina, 1906-1987  Search this
Subject:
Fairbanks, Douglas, Jr.  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7350
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209503
AAA_collcode_castamay
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209503

Antonio Barone scrapbook, 1906-[ca. 1940s]

Creator:
Barone, Antonio, 1889-1971  Search this
Barone, Antonio, 1889-1971  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7583
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209745
AAA_collcode_baroanto
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209745

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