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Jason Schoener papers

Creator:
Schoener, Jason  Search this
Names:
Arbuthnot, Nancy Prothro  Search this
Schoener, Virginia, 1923-  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((144 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Date:
1952-1996
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence (143 letters, 1952-1988, many addressed to Jason and Virginia) includes 85 letters from Schoener's uncle, William Zorach and his wife Marguerite, discussing daily events, family matters, and offering advice on Schoener's carreer. There is also a letter from Max Weber thanking Schoener for the handmade cufflinks "that were made by one who loves and creates beauty." Also found is the 1996 publication "An American Artist in World War II: Jason Schoener at Eniwetak" by Nancy Arbuthnot, which recounts the Schoener's experiences and reproduces his paintings from his navy commission during the last year of WWII.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, ceramist, painter, educator; Oakland, California. Born 1919. Schoener graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and also studied at Case Western Reserve, the Art Students League of New York, and Columbia University. He and his wife, Virginia, settled in the San Francisco Bay area in 1953. Schoener was a longtime professor at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. During his Navy service in WWII, Schoener produced a series of watercolors which became the subject of a publication by Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot in 1996. He exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Jason and Virginia Schoener.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Topic:
Art and war  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American -- Pictorial works  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.schojaso
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schojaso

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