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Flight (Maquette for Mobile Municipal Auditorium, Alabama, Commission), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Emery, Lin 1928-2021  Search this
Medium:
Aluminum
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Date:
1978
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Flight  Search this
Allegory--Element--Air  Search this
Study--Maquette  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88360004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_307429

Magnetmobile, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Emery, Lin 1928-2021  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Mobile
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
South Central Bell Co Birmingham Alabama
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 64210018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_24714

Freedom, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Emery, Lin 1928-2021  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze and granite; Base: concrete and granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Huntingdon College Art Department 1500 Fairview Avenue Montgomery Alabama 36104
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Liberty  Search this
Control number:
IAS AL000072
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_318121

[Immergrun]

Creator:
Schwab, Charles M., 1862-1939  Search this
Mount Assisi Monastery  Search this
Landscape architect:
Leavitt, Charles Wellford  Search this
Emmet, Devereux  Search this
Architect:
Murphy And Dana  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Contractor/builder:
Spinner, F. E.  Search this
Sculptor:
Crenier, Henri  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Loretto
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Cambria County -- Loretto
Date:
[1930?]
General:
"The elaborate hillside garden begins at a terrace adjacent to the residence's south facade. From here a water cascade descends flanked on either side by stairs. The long cascade ends in a serieds of rectangular pools and finally a large circular pool which is partly surrounded by caryatids. -From Department of History and Social Science, Troy State University, Troy, Alabama. The Italian Garden Transplanted." Alfred Branum Collection.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Urns  Search this
Water stairs  Search this
Hillsides  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA321009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA321: Loretto -- Immergrun
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16868

St. Louis -- Kummer Garden

Former owner:
Guthrie, C. M.  Search this
Gorguze, V.  Search this
Architect:
Bernoudy, William  Search this
Sculptor:
deDecker, Jane  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kummer Garden (St. Louis, Missouri)
United States of America -- Missouri -- St. Louis
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, copies of garden plans, a photocopy of an article about the garden from St. Louis Magazine, and other information. The garden is noted for its rich plantings, variety of garden types, and skillful planning to complement its relationship to the house.
General:
This eight-acre site incorporates a range of garden settings, and a variety of types of plants. The entrance garden features coleus and Alabama fountain grass, while the entrance courtyard includes a fountain, pool, sculpture, an alpine miniature collection, hostas, and azaleas. A perennial border between the two wings of the house is faced by a line of threadneedle arborvitae, and highlighted by a bronze sculpture of a gardener. Pool area plantings include azaleas, rhododendrons, ornamental grasses, daylilies, pleached hawthorns, and roses, while the south side of the house features azaleas, crabapples, and pink dogwoods.
To the north of the house lie a woodland garden, an enclosed vegetable garden, and an orchard of 24 fruit trees, among them apple, pear, plum, and cherry.
Persons associated with the property include: C. M. Guthrie (former owner); V. Gorguze (former owner); William Bernoudy (architect); and Jane deDecker (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Kummer Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Missouri -- St. Louis  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MO018
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Missouri
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8900

Staff

Object Name:
oshe Shango
Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, indigo, glass beads
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41.4 x 9 x 11.9 cm (16 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 4 11/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
mother and child  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
88-1-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys75f4353ef-5b2e-4214-b913-b8c337bb48a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_88-1-1

Maya Lin at Smithsonian American Art - Updated Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNQUQLzKRk0

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2007-10-18T14:48:53.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_zbIlaapXQQE

Helen Keller (with Polly Thompson)

Artist:
Jo Davidson, 30 Mar 1883 - 2 Jan 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Helen Adams Keller, 27 Jun 1880 - 1 Jun 1968  Search this
Polly Thomson, 1885 - 1960  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 27.5 × 20 cm (10 13/16 × 7 7/8")
Mat: 41.9 × 34.3 cm (16 1/2 × 13 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1948
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Indeterminable  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Female  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Literature\Writer  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social Reformer  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Humanitarian  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Physically disabled\Blind  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Physically disabled\Deaf  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Polly Thomson: Female  Search this
Polly Thomson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2017.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2017, Estate of Jo Davidson
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4eba7d122-76b3-4aa9-b2dd-97c1a4946f28
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2017.12

Helen Keller

Artist:
Jo Davidson, 30 Mar 1883 - 2 Jan 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Helen Adams Keller, 27 Jun 1880 - 1 Jun 1968  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 27.5 × 20 cm (10 13/16 × 7 7/8")
Mat: 41.9 × 34.3 cm (16 1/2 × 13 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1948
Topic:
Indeterminable  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Female  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Literature\Writer  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social Reformer  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Humanitarian  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Physically disabled\Blind  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Society and Social Change\Physically disabled\Deaf  Search this
Helen Adams Keller: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2017.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2017, Estate of Jo Davidson
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49eb3bc3d-8aaf-429d-8f01-3682f24b1e47
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2017.8

Richmond Barthe

Artist:
Betsy Graves Reyneau, 1888 - 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Richmond Barthé, 28 Jan 1901 - 6 Mar 1989  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Frame: 170.5 × 99.4 × 5.4cm (67 1/8 × 39 1/8 × 2 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1946
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Artist's Effects  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture\Statue  Search this
Richmond Barthé: Male  Search this
Richmond Barthé: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
NPG.67.77
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Peter Edward Fayard
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
20th Century Americans: 1930-1960
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 321
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48280ee96-666e-44ec-baec-7378561ebc48
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.67.77

Oral history interview with John W. Rhoden

Interviewee:
Rhoden, John (John W), 1918-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 July 21
Scope and Contents:
Interview of John W. Rhoden conducted 1968 July 21, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
John W. Rhoden (1918-2001) was a sculptor from Brooklyn, N.Y. Rhoden attended Talladege College, Alabama, School of Painting and Sculpture at Columbia Univ., and the American Academy in Rome. Studied under William Zorach.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr.
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.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rhoden68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rhoden68
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Lonnie Holley

Interviewee:
Holley, Lonnie  Search this
Interviewer:
Franco, Josh T., 1985-  Search this
Names:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((29 min.), digital, mp4)
7 Pages (Transcript)
Culture:
African American artists  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2020 July 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Lonnie Holley conducted 2020 July 29, by Josh Franco, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Grocery On Home in Atlanta, Georgia.
Biographical / Historical:
Lonnie Holley (1950-) is an improvisational multidisciplinary artist and musician who is active across the United States. He began his career with carved sandstone sculptures in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1980s and has become known for the found-object sculptural environments he creates as well as his folk music.
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 administrators.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Georgia  Search this
Musicians -- Georgia  Search this
Topic:
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Social aspects  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
African American sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.holley20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holley20
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Dawson

Interviewee:
Dawson, William, 1901-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Blum, Betty  Search this
Names:
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Kind, Phyllis, 1933-2018  Search this
Extent:
173 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 April 11-23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Dawson conducted 1990 April 11-23, by Betty Blum, for the Archives of American Art.
Dawson speaks of his childhood in Alabama; coming to Chicago in 1923; working as a porter and janitor; the beginnings of his art career after retiring in 1965; making carvings from found objects; the process of discovering and creating forms; his first exhibition at the Lincoln Park Public Library; his first sales to collectors, including Phyllis Kind and Roger Brown; gaining exposure through collectors and eventually getting discovered; the beginning of his work in painting; his exhibition at the Corcoran in 1982; work methods; and inspirations and ideas.
Biographical / Historical:
William Dawson (1901-1990) was a self-taught painter and sculptor from Chicago, Illinois. Dawson was born in 1901 in Huntsville, Alabama, came to Chicago in 1923, and after retiring from a career as a janitor and porter, he began sculpting and painting. He died July 1, 1990.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 58 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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 -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Folk artists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Self-taught artists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dawson90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dawson90
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Scott Burton

Interviewee:
Burton, Scott, 1939-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Kachur, Lewis  Search this
Names:
Berkowitz, Leon, 1919-1987  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
Extent:
154 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1987 May 22-September 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Scott Burton conducted 1987 May 22-September 25, by Lewis Kachur, for the Archives of American Art.
Burton speaks of his upbringing in Alabama and Washington, D.C.; working for "Art News"; and his early work, including performance pieces. He discusses furniture, public projects, Brancusi, Joseph Epstein, and Eric Gill. He recalls Morris Louis and Leon Berkowitz.
Biographical / Historical:
Scott Burton (1939-1989) was a sculptor from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 22 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1959 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.burton87
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-burton87
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mansfield Bascom and Ruth Esherick Bascom about Wharton Esherick

Interviewee:
Bascom, Mansfield  Search this
Creator:
Bascom, Ruth Esherick  Search this
Interviewer:
Polsky, Richard  Search this
Names:
Esherick, Wharton  Search this
Extent:
78 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 July 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruth and Mansfield Bascom concerning artist Wharton Esherick, conducted 1990 July 13, by Richard Polsky, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Wharton Esherick was the father of Ruth Bascom. The Bascoms discuss Esherick's childhood sketching; studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; professional life including painting, printmaking, frame carving, sculpture and furniture making; stylistic development, working methods, clients, materials, and exhibitions; his stays in Fairhope, Alabama; his "organic" life style; and the establishment of the Wharton Esherick Museum.
Biographical / Historical:
Mansfield Bascom married Ruth Esherick and is the son-in-law of Wharton Esherick (1887-1970), who was a sculptor, painter, printmaker, wood-carver and furniture maker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 15 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 of artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Cabinetmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Wood-carvers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bascom90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bascom90
Online Media:

E. Herndon Smith papers

Creator:
Smith, E. Herndon (Edward Herndon), b. 1891  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Ala.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Roche, Emma  Search this
Extent:
100 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1942
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence relating to the Federal Arts Bill, 1938, and the work of the Office of Civilian Defense. Correspondents include Olin Dows and Emma Roche. In addition there are reports of the WPA-FAP, Alabama; a list of project and wages for WPA-FAP, New York; instructions for silkscreening, finishing and other technical details; 5 photos of WPA artists at work; a cost list for an Alabama mural; clippings and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor and painter; Alabama. Smith served as volunteer chairman for the Alabama bureau of the Office of Civilian Defense, 1942, and was also Supervisor of Federal Art and Museum Projects for the WPA-FAP, Alabama.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1972 by E. Herndon Smith.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Painters -- Alabama  Search this
Sculptors -- Alabama  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.smiteher
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smiteher

Noah Purifoy papers

Creator:
Purifoy, Noah, 1917-  Search this
Names:
California Arts Council  Search this
Watts Towers Art Center  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1935-1998
Scope and Contents:
The Noah Purifoy papers contain biographical material including a high school diploma (1935), awards, and curriculum vitae; personal and professional correspondence (1966-1998); lecture notes; outlines of programs for the California Arts Council (1976) and Artists-in-Education Summer Workshop (1977); publications; scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine articles; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) was an African American sculptor, assemblage artist, and arts administrator in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California. He attended Alabama State Teachers College and Atlanta University and later earned a BFA from Chouinard Art Institute in 1954. Purifoy was a founding director of the Watts Towers Art Center in Los Angeles, California and a co-founder of the Watts Summer Festival. In 1989, Purifoy moved to the Mojave desert and constructed large scale assemblages and environmental sculptures which comprise what is now the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Sculpture Museum.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Noah Purifoy.
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:
Arts administrators -- California  Search this
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.purinoah
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-purinoah

Guiseppe Moretti papers

Creator:
Moretti, Giuseppe, 1859-1935  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1888-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; biographical material; writings; photographs of Moretti, his wife, his studio, home, gardens, and works of art; and scrapbooks. Some material compiled by Moretti's assistant, Geneva Mercer. Material on Moretti's wife, Dorothea, also included.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York City, Alabama, Pittsburg, Pa., and Italy. Born in Tuscany, Italy. Moved to NYC in 1888. He relocated to Alabama in 1901 or 1902 after working on a commission for the Alabama Worlds Fair.
Provenance:
Microfilm purchased from the Birmingham Public Library, 1990.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Alabama  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.moregius
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moregius

Ed McGowin papers

Creator:
McGowin, Ed, 1938-  Search this
Names:
DeMonte, Claudia, 1947-  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1962-1998
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and sculptor Ed McGowin include professional correspondence (1977-98); project files relating to outdoor sculpture commissions (1980-93); 21 sketchbooks (n.d.) containing pen and pencil sketches and song lyrics; photographs (1962-75); and printed material (1969-96), including exhibition catalogs, art periodicals, and clippings. Commissions documented here include outdoor sculpture at the Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg (1982), and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit in Houston (1994). Correspondents include foundry staff in Thailand (1993-95) and the Saudi Arabian Bechtel Corp., which commissioned pewter miniatures for Saudi Prince Abdullah.
Also included is documentation of the art work of McGowin's wife, Claudia DeMonte.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and sculptor; New York City. McGowin was born in 1938 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and grew up in Mississippi and Alabama, receiving the M.A. from the University of Alabama. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.; the Baltimore Museum; and the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, France. Since 1979, McGowin has executed major outdoor commissions for numerous public and private organizations, often collaborating with his wife, Claudia DeMonte.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Ed McGowin.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.mcgoed
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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John Little papers

Creator:
Little, John, 1907-  Search this
Guild Hall of East Hampton  Search this
Names:
Signa Gallery  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Hunter, Sam, 1923-  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Parker, Elizabeth, 1916-  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((71 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1978
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, including letters from Sam Hunter, Hans Hofmann, Betty Parsons, Guild Hall, and Frederick Kiesler; clippings; correspondence; photographs of Little and his work; printed brochures, one which includes a large Hans Namuth photograph of Little; an exhibition catalog of Elizabeth Parker; and a clipping about the Signa Gallery.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor, textile designer; born in Alabama, moved to New York; Attended Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, the Art Students League, studied with George Grosz, and at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. Taught at University of California, Berkeley and was treasurer of the Signa Gallery, which is located in East Hampton, New York. Little's preferred media are oils and bronze.
Provenance:
Donated 1980-1981 by John Little.
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:
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Textile design -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.littjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-littjohn

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