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Dellwood -- Wind's Eye

Sculptor:
Hauser, Alonzo, 1909-1988  Search this
Provenance:
St. Paul Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wind's Eye (Dellwood, Minnesota)
United States of America -- Minnesota -- Washington County -- Dellwood
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plan, narrative description, plant list, and articles.
General:
Consisting of two acres, the owners designed the garden in 1966. A feature of the garden is the stand of seven 150 foot high eastern white pines that dominate the hillsdie north of the brick walkway that leads to the courtyard from the parking lot. Other native, mature trees include Norway sprice white cedars and white oak. In addition there are many introduced conifers such as Chinese and Japanese pines. Unusual for the region are the oriental varieties of maple. The garden inspring include varieties of allia, fritilaria, emerus robustus, an many other types of bulbs. There are four different areas of the garden. The first is the entryway from the parking lot to the west end of the house, which includes flower beds. The second area includes the garden borders within the couryard, the walled area encircling the swimming pool on three sides. The third and largest area is the upper yard, above the courtyard, with a terrace overlooking the courtyard, lawns, two garden islands, and gardens along the north and west fence line. The fourth is a woodland area with a wood chip path. Fountains and sculpture are important features in the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Paul Doty (former owner, 1915-1917); Paul and Leslie Kalman (former owners, 1917-1957); William and Dorothy Fobes (former owners, 1957-1966); Emanuel L. Masquerey (architect of main house, 1915); Frank J. Forster (architect of the poolhouse, 1926-1928); and Alonzo Hauser (sculpto of two pieces).
Related Materials:
Wind's Eye related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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 -- Minnesota -- Dellwood  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MN033
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Minnesota
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8806

St. Paul -- House of Hope Presbyterian Church Garth

Landscape architect:
Reid, Edward  Search this
Sculptor:
Winship, Robert  Search this
Landscape designer:
Maranell, Boyd  Search this
Fountain and pool designer:
Boss, Harlan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
House of Hope Presbyterian Church Garth (St. Paul, Minnesota)
United States of America -- Minnesota -- Ramsay County -- St. Paul
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, and a plant list.
General:
This garden is a garth and columbarium. It includes a bird sculpture by St. Paul artist Robert Winship and a fountain and pool designed by St. Paul artist and House of Hope elder Harlan Boss. The major plantings are Malus 'Tina' crabapples and Taunton yews. There are lamps in each bed and benches for reflecting. The garden is rectangular in shape and informal. It is a peaceful and lovely spot.
Persons associated with the garden include: Edward Reid (landscape architect, 1959); Robert Winship (sculptor, 1993); Boyd Maranell (landscape designer, 1999); and Harlan Boss (fountain and pool designer, 1972).
Related Materials:
House of Hope Presbyterian Church Garth related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 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 -- Minnesota -- St. Paul  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MN031
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Minnesota
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8811

Fritz Scholder

Artist:
Ken Rosenthal, born 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Fritz Scholder, 6 Oct 1937 - 10 Feb 2005  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 23.7 x 23.5cm (9 5/16 x 9 1/4")
Sheet: 35.5 x 27.8cm (14 x 10 15/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1987
Topic:
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Artist's Effects\Easel  Search this
Fritz Scholder: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Fritz Scholder: Male  Search this
Fritz Scholder: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Fritz Scholder: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Fritz Scholder: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Fritz Scholder: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Lithographer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Ken Rosenthal
Object number:
NPG.2003.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2003 Ken Rosenthal
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40cc9ad2d-a3de-4013-a62e-60a3503a4311
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2003.11

Carlo Brioschi

Artist:
Carlo Brioschi, 24 Jun 1826 - 12 Nov 1895  Search this
Sitter:
Carlo Brioschi, 24 Jun 1826 - 12 Nov 1895  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
52cm x 43cm x 31cm (20 1/2" x 16 15/16" x 12 3/16"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1930-1940
Topic:
Carlo Brioschi: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Carlo Brioschi: Male  Search this
Carlo Brioschi: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Minnesota Historical Society
Object number:
77.21.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4253b6915-b9fb-4412-ac2c-2acb16886714
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_77.21.2

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Artist:
Guy Pène Du Bois, 4 Jan 1884 - 1958  Search this
Sitter:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 9 Jan 1875 - 18 Apr 1942  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
50.3cm x 37.9cm (19 13/16" x 14 15/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1910-1920
Topic:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Female  Search this
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Visual Arts\Founder\Art Museum  Search this
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: University Art Museum, University of Minnesota
Object number:
78.21.286
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e632c37f-5c27-4922-aae6-8a5326ebc462
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_78.21.286

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Artist:
John F. Flanagan, 1865 - 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1 Mar 1848 - 3 Aug 1907  Search this
Medium:
Bronze relief
Dimensions:
6.4 x 4.6 x 0.6cm (2 1/2 x 1 13/16 x 1/4")
Type:
Medal
Date:
1934
Topic:
Sculpture\Relief  Search this
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Male  Search this
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: University Art Museum, University of Minnesota
Object number:
38.14.DUP9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4da3ec960-fb60-464f-9cbc-923b71c92f2a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_38.14.DUP9

Charles E. Prendergast

Artist:
Paul Howard Manship, 24 Dec 1885 - 31 Jan 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Charles E. Prendergast, 27 May 1868 - 20 Aug 1948  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
8.2cm x 8.2cm x 1.2cm (3 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 1/2"), Accurate
Type:
Medal
Date:
1915
Topic:
Charles E. Prendergast: Male  Search this
Charles E. Prendergast: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Charles E. Prendergast: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Etcher  Search this
Charles E. Prendergast: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Minnesota Museum of Art
Object number:
66.14.211
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4658c697b-0da6-41e0-a18c-444e7579ad42
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_66.14.211

Isidore Konti

Artist:
Paul Howard Manship, 24 Dec 1885 - 31 Jan 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Isidore Konti, 1862 - 1938  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
8.8cm x 8.8cm x 1.3cm (3 7/16" x 3 7/16" x 1/2"), Accurate
Type:
Medal
Date:
1915
Topic:
Isidore Konti: Male  Search this
Isidore Konti: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Minnesota Museum of Art
Object number:
66.14.220
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm417165348-df98-4dad-af7c-f95f2b90d0ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_66.14.220

Oral history interview with James L. Tanner

Interviewee:
Tanner, James L., 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Savig, Mary, 1982-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (2 hr., 46 min.))
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2011 October 7-8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James L. Tannery conducted 2011 October 7 and 8, by Mary Savig, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Tanner's home, in Janesville, Minnesota.
Biographical / Historical:
James L. Tanner (1941- ) is a ceramic sculptor, painter, printmaker, and educator in Janesville, Minnesota.
General:
Originally recorded as 5 sound files. Duration is 2 hr., 46 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Ceramicists -- Minnesota -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Minnesota -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Minnesota -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Minnesota -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Minnesota -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.tanner11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tanner11
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Laurence E. Schmeckebier

Interviewee:
Schmeckebier, Laurence Eli, 1906-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (tape reels (5 hr., 7 min.))
75 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 June 7-July 15
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Laurence E. Schmeckebier, conducted by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Lyme, New Hampshire on June 7 and July 15, 1974. Schmeckebier speaks of his education; his training as an art historian in Germany; the influence of Heinrich Wölfflin on his art historical training; his interest in art history and art criticism; his books Art in Red Wing and John Steuart Curry's Pageant of America; and his career as a professor, administrator, and collector at the University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, Cleveland Art Institute, and University of Syracuse. Schmeckebier also recalls Oskar Hagen, Carl Horst, José Clemente Orozco, John Steuart Curry, George Grosz, Jean Charlot, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Laurence E. Schmeckebier (1906-1984) was an art historian and sculptor from Lyme, N.H.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 7 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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.schmec74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schmec74
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Alonzo Hauser

Interviewee:
Hauser, Alonzo, 1909-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Nagle, Virginia  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 32 min)
18 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 Oct. 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Alonzo Hauser conducted 1965 Oct. 12, by Virginia Nagle, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Hauser speaks of his involvement with the Public Works of Art Project cleaning monuments in New York; making wood carvings for a post office in Minnesota under the Federal Art Project; designing sculptures for housing projects; and teaching sculpture.
Biographical / Historical:
Alonzo Hauser (1909-1988) was a painter and sculptor from Mesilla Park, N.M.
General:
An interview of Dewey Albinson (10/27/65) conducted by B. Hoag is also on this tape.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Educators -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hauser65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hauser65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Duane Hanson

Interviewee:
Hanson, Duane  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Carter, Dudley  Search this
De Andrea, John, 1941-  Search this
Grygo, George  Search this
Hauser, Alonzo, 1909-1988  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Rood, John, 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (Sound recording, sound cassettes)
39 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 August 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Duane Hanson conducted 1989 August 23-24, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Hanson speaks of his years growing up in rural Minnesota; his Swedish ancestry; the influence of his wives and family on his art; his teaching career spanning sixteen to twenty years; his experiences at Cranbook; discussions of his place in the art world as a Realist, Hyperrealist, or New Realist; influence of contemporary sculptors of the time on his work; the importance of American art being able to break into the Russian art scene; his process and the pitfalls and advantages of different types of materials, including bronze and polyester resin; the schedule he follows when working and how the pace of his schedule and deadlines affect his art; whether the materials he employs contributed to his cancer; the discussion of his disease, subsequent treatment, and how it impacted his art; the change in focus from his earlier pieces centered around war or social upheaval to his newer, satirical work such as "Jogger" or "Sunbather with Black Bikini," which featured more athletic or trendy characterizations of people; his thought process in choosing what to sculpt; discussions of his exhibition at the Whitney Museum and various galleries in the United States, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia, among others; and his ecological concerns. Duane Hanson also recalls Andy Warhol, John DeAndrea, Carl Milles, John Rood, Julius Schmidt, William McVey, Rodin, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Duane Hanson (1925-1996) was a sculptor from Davie, Florida. Hanson was best known for his life-size figures, often dressed in real clothes.
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 administrators. Funding for this interview provided by the Lannan Foundation.
Occupation:
Artists' models  Search this
Artists' models  Search this
Topic:
Figure sculpture  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hanson89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hanson89
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mary Giles

Interviewee:
Giles, Mary  Search this
Interviewer:
Sauer, Jane, 1937-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
American Crafts Council  Search this
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts -- Students  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Students  Search this
Mankato State University -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Crafts -- Students  Search this
SOFA Chicago  Search this
Buckman, Jan  Search this
DeRaad, Rianna  Search this
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943-  Search this
Itter, Diane, 1946-1989  Search this
Jacobs, Ferne K. (Ferne Kent), 1942-  Search this
Kranzberg, Nancy  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1927-2020  Search this
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004  Search this
Nottingham, Walter, 1930-2012  Search this
Okun, Barbara Rose  Search this
Reed, Duane  Search this
Schira, Cynthia, 1934-  Search this
Shieber, Horty  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (2 hr., 43 min.), digital, wav)
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Minnesota -- Description and Travel
Date:
2006 July 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mary Giles conducted 2006 July 18, by Jane Sauer, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the home of Jane Sauer, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Giles speaks of childhood summers spent on Pine Lake in Minnesota; receiving a B.S. in art education from Mankato State University, Minnesota; educational experiences at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; the influence of nature and Native American art in her work; finding inspiration in "woods and water"; spirituality; teaching elementary art in St. Louis for 28 years while pursuing her art; the materials she works with, including wax linen and various metals; the techniques she uses, such as coiling, twining, torching, hammering, and knotting; the importance of a studio; the appeal of natural aging and corrosion of materials; the competitiveness of craft fields in the United States; attending American Craft Council shows and Sculpture Objects & Functional Art expositions in Chicago; craft as art in the United States; her experience showing in galleries and struggles with pricing; participating in the Poland Triennale in Lodz, Poland, 2001; the pioneering efforts of female fiber artists. Giles also recalls Mary Lee Hu, Diane Itter, Jack Lenor Larsen, Walter Nottingham, Rianna DeRaad, Cynthia Schira, Ferne Jacobs, Barbara Rose Okun, Nancy Kranzberg, Jan Buckman, Horty Shieber, Duane Reed, Agnes Martin, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Giles (1944- ) is an artist of Stillwater, Minnesota. Jane Sauer (1937- ) is an artist and gallery owner of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 43 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 administrators.
Occupation:
Fiber artists -- Minnesota  Search this
Sculptors -- Minnesota  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.giles06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-giles06
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter Busa

Interviewee:
Busa, Peter, 1914-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Names:
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1965 September 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Busa conducted 1965 September 5, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art. Busa speaks of family background; influences on his work; and his work on the WPA. He recalls Arshile Gorky, Stuart Davis, Jackson Pollock, William Baziotes, Kamrowski, and discusses his work being purchased by art patron Walter Chrysler in the late 1950's.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Busa (1914-1985) was a painter and sculptor from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
General:
Originally recorded as 2 sound tapes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 37 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Painters -- Minnesota -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.busa65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-busa65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charles Biederman

Interviewee:
Biederman, Charles Joseph, 1906-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
126 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1976 May 6
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Charles Biederman conducted 1976 May 6, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Biederman (1906-2004) was a sculptor from Red Wing, Minnesota.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 41 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.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Minnesota -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bieder76
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bieder76
Online Media:

Harold Tovish papers

Creator:
Tovish, Harold, 1921-2008  Search this
Names:
Pineda, Marianna, 1925-1996  Search this
Tovish, Harold, 1921-2008  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
27 Items (Reel 5281)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1942-1995]
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; correspondence, including letters from artists, galleries, museum officials, universities and others, and copies of letters from Tovish to his family, editors, students, and others; manuscripts for lectures; art school course assignments; project files; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1942-1993 and price lists and checklists for exhibitions, 1974-1986; clippings of reviews, interviews and editorials, 1942-1991; 5 photographs of Tovish and his sculpture; and a small amount of material compiled by Tovish on other artists, such as Rodin; and terms of agreement for commission of a sculpted portrait of Washington University professor, Carl Cori.
REEL 5281: Fourteen photographs and eleven notes and letters between Tovish his wife, Mariana Pineda. Photographs show Tovish at ages 16, 20, 24; Tovish in Paris; Pineda in Paris, Utah and Hawaii, with Nina Tovish, with Harold Tovish, and Pineda immediately after her death. Letters and note cards are mostly personal, reflecting their family life, birthdays, and anniversaries.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, printmaker, graphic artist; Boston, Mass.
Tovish was born in the Bronx to a poor Jewish immigrant family. As a result of his family becoming destitute after Tovish's father's death ca. 1929, he spent most of his childhood at the Hebrew Orphan asylum in Manhattan, where he studied sculpture under Andrew Berger. He worked on various WPA projects in the 1920s, studied sculpture with Oronzio Mandarelli at Columbia University (1940-1943), fought in Europe during WWII, and studied art in Paris under the GI Bill. Tovish married fellow student Marianna Packard Pineda in the late 1940s. After his noted teaching career began at the University of Minnesota (1951-1954), he again studied in Europe, and moved to Boston to teach at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1957. He served as one of the first Fellows at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, and later taught at Boston University (1971-1983). He exhibited widely, became active in anti-Vietnam War activities, and in the Boston Visual Artists Union.
Provenance:
Donated in 1997 and 1998 by Harold Tovish, except for 14 photographs and 11 items of correspondence between Tovish and Pineda which he lent for microfilming in 1997.
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:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art teachers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.toviharo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Fritz Scholder papers

Creator:
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet ((22 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1994
Summary:
The papers of painter and sculptor Fritz Scholder measure 0.01 linear feet and consists of 22 items that date from 1960 to 1994. The collection includes twenty letters received by Scholder concerning various topics about his art work and professional career and two exhibition announcements. Correspondents include Rene d'Harnoncourt (MOCA), Raymond Burr, Jon Voight, Paolo Soleri, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alexander Hogue, Jane Alexander (NEA), and others.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and sculptor Fritz Scholder measure 0.01 linear feet and consists of 22 items that date from 1960 to 1994. The collection includes twenty letters received by Scholder concerning various topics about his art work and professional career and two exhibition announcements. Correspondents include Rene d'Harnoncourt (MOCA), Raymond Burr, Jon Voight, Paolo Soleri, Georgia O' Keeffe, Alexander Hogue, Jane Alexander (NEA), and others.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series.

Series 1: Fritz Scholder papers, 196-1994 (Folder 1; 22 items)
Biographical / Historical:
Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) was a painter and sculptor who was primarily based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona. Much of his artwork is associated with the Southwest and is perhaps best known for his paintings of Western and Native American themes. Scholder was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, and grew up near a reservation where his father was an Indian Affairs official. He identified as French, German, and Native American and was a registered member of the Luiseño tribe. Scholder has degrees in art from Sacramento State University (BA) and the University of Arizona (MFA). At Sacramento State, he studied with painter Wayne Thiebaud. Scholder taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe from 1964 to 1969. In 1996, he received the Visionary Award from the Institute of American Indian Arts, an organization that again honored him in summer 2001.

Scholder is an honoree and board member of the American Academy of Achievement. His works are in many major museum collections, including New York's MoMA, SAAM, Biblioteque Nationale (Paris), Walker Art Center, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Fritz Scholder in 2001.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Painters -- Arizona -- Scottsdale  Search this
Sculptors -- Arizona -- Scottsdale  Search this
Topic:
Native American artists  Search this
Citation:
Fritz Scholder papers, 1960-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schofrit
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Laurence E. Schmeckebier papers

Creator:
Schmeckebier, Laurence Eli, 1906-1984  Search this
Names:
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Meštrović, Ivan, 1883-1962  Search this
Nordhausen, A. Henry, 1901-  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Rood, John, 1902-1974  Search this
Roysher, Hudson, 1911-  Search this
Schreckengost, Viktor, 1906-2008  Search this
Extent:
13.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1909-1988
Scope and Contents:
Biographical materials, correspondence, files, notes, writings, art works, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed materials relating chiefly to Laurence E. Schmeckebier's academic career and to his publications.
Professional and personal correspondence with artists, publishers, art historians, museum curators, and students including Adolf Dehn, Philip Evergood, Walter Gropius, George Grosz, Rico Lebrun, Ivan Mestrovic, A. Henry Nordhausen, Jose Clemente Orozco, Anton Refregier, John Rood, Hudson Roysher, and Viktor Schreckengost. Extensive research files relating to published and unpublished writings on A. Henry Nordhausen, Ivan Mestrovic, Mexican art, urban art in Minnesota, German medieval art and other topics contain preparatory notes, drafts, correspondence and photographs of art. Additional files relate to Schmeckebier's academic career, and to the Syracuse University mural project. Also included are appraisals, royalty statements, undergraduate writings, a published Ph.D. dissertation, encyclopedia articles, book reviews, lecture notes, speeches, notes on wood sculpture, transcript of a Latin-American Studies Conference (1943), notes for a book on Boris Margo, and travel notebooks. Three scrapbooks, compiled by Mrs. Schmeckebier and Karen L. Bakke, contain correspondence, sketches, clippings and photographs dating back to Schmeckebier's childhood. There are also loose scrapbook pages from the 1930s; personal photographs; photographs of work; art work by students; and printed materials, including exhibition notices.
An addition of 0.2 linear feet donated 2016 includes an unpublished typescript (photocopy) circa 1982, of a new edition of Schmeckebier's book "John Steuart Curry's Pageant of America" (1943) and correspondence between Schmeckebier's daughter Xenia S. Sterling and Joseph S. Czestochowski, regarding the new edition, 1982-1988; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Laurence Eli Schmeckebier (1906-1984) was an art historian, educator, administrator, and sculptor in Syracure, New York and Cleveland, Ohio. Schmeckebier was Director and Professor of Art History at The Cleveland Institute of Art, 1946-1954 and Professor of Fine Arts, Dean of the School of Art, Syracuse University, 1954-1971. His publications include: "Handbook of Italian Renaissance Painting", "Modern Mexican Art", "John Steuart Curry's Pageant of America", "Art in Red Wing", "Ivan Mestrovic"' "Sculptor and Patriot", and "The Art of A. Henry Nordhausen".
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Laurence Schmeckebier. The bulk of the collection was donated 1985-1986 by his children, Peter Schmeckebier, Nina S. Gardner, Xenia S. Sterling, and Marina S. Steinhouse. Additional material donated 2016 by Xenia Schmeckebier Sterling.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Educators  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Art in universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Syracuse  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- New York (State) -- Syracuse  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.schmlaur
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Marianna Pineda papers

Creator:
Pineda, Marianna, 1925-1996  Search this
Names:
Tovish, Harold, 1921-2008  Search this
Extent:
3.7 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Video recordings
Drawings
Date:
1943-1998
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and educator Marianna Pineda (1925-1996) date from 1943-1998 and measure 3.7 linear feet and 0.001 GB. The collection documents Pineda's career through biographical material, correspondence, exhibition files, project files, personal business records, printed and digital material, photographs, and some audiovisual material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and educator Marianna Pineda (1925-1996) date from 1943-1998 and measure 3.7 linear feet and 0.001 GB. The collection documents Pineda's career through biographical material, correspondence, exhibition files, project files, personal business records, printed and digital material, photographs, and some audiovisual material. Biographical material includes correspondence with art historians, museums and galleries, and family, writings, teaching files, membership records, and some material related to Pineda's memorial organized by her husband, Harold Tovish. Exhibition files include checklists and pricelists, loan agreements, shipping information, catalog mock-ups as well as some printed and digital material and photographs from group and solo exhibitions. Project files include correspondence, printed material, sketches, photographs, and contracts related to Pineda's commissions, most notably her 6-foot bronze sculpture of Queen Lili'uokalani, The Spirit of Lili'oukalani, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Other materials include drafts, correspondence, and printed matter related to her lecture "Rodin's Portrayal of Women." Personal business records consist of sales records, gallery files, grant and fellowship applications, records of artwork gifted as well as some invoices and receipts. Printed material includes exhibition material such as invitations, catalogs, clippings, and postcards; news clippings written about Pineda and her artwork; an article written by Pineda; and some material related to other artists. Photographs depict Pineda, Harold Tovish and other family members, artwork, Pineda's solo exhibition in 1970, and scenes from inside Pineda's studio.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1943-1998 (Box 1; .7 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1947-1996 (Box 1-2; 12 folders, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 3: Project Files, 1971-1996 (Box 2-3; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1951-1996 (Box 3; .5 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1947-1996 (Box 3-4; .5 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1947-1996 (Box 5, OV 6; .3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Marianna Pineda (1925-1996) was a sculptor and educator from Boston, Massachusetts. Pineda studied at Cranbrook Academy with Carl Milles, Bennington College with Simon Moselsio, University of California, Berkley, with Raymond Puccinelli, Columbia University with Oronzio Maldarelli, and in Paris with Ossip Zadkine. She met her future husband while studying at Columbia, fellow sculptor Harold Tovish. Pineda exhibited her work in group exhibitions held at Brooklyn Museum, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Carnegie Institute, Pennsylvania, and had solo shows at the Honolulu Academy of Art, Hawaii, Walker Art Center, Minnesota, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and Swetzoff Gallery, Boston. Her public commissions include a 6-foot bronze sculpture, The Spirit of Lili'oukalani, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Pineda's sculptures are found in the permanent collections of the Boston Public Library, Walker Art Center, Fogg Art Museum, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, and others. Pineda was an instructor at Newton College of the Sacred Heart and Boston College, and was an adjunct professor of sculpture at Boston University.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Marianna Pineda conducted by Robert Brown, May 26 and June 14, 1977.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Marianna Pineda in 1989, and after her death by her widower, Harold Tovish, in 1997 and 1998.
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.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Drawings
Citation:
Marianna Pineda papers, 1943-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pinemari
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Marianna Pineda papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Henry Hudson and Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson papers

Creator:
Kitson, Henry Hudson, 1863?-1947  Search this
Kitson, Theo Alice Ruggles, 1876-1932  Search this
Names:
Cavanagh, Dorothy, 1907-1986  Search this
Kitson, Samuel James, 1848-1906  Search this
Extent:
5.7 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
[187-]-1979
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, art works, legal and financial records, scrapbook, photographic and printing material, and printed matter.
Biographical materials include a copy of Henry Hudson Kitson's birth certificate; his confirmation certificate; a copy of the death certificate of his father, John Kitson; a photograph of the honorable mention certificate received by Theo Ruggles (Kitson) for "Young Orpheus" from the Societe des Artistes Francais, 1890; a letter of reference for her from sculptor George F. Bissell, 1901; her will; calling cards from those who attended her funeral, 1932; biographical data on Henry Kitson; genealogical data on the Kitson family; an incomplete list of works by the Kitsons compiled by Dorothy Patricia Cavanagh; and a diary by Henry Kitson, 1902-1904, containing brief entries pertaining to his daily life and work.
Personal and professional correspondence includes letters from Theo to Henry from Paris, 1890, including an illustrated letter to "my own darling child" (? Henry Kitson) describing her award ceremonies at the Salon, an illustrated letter to her father, written from Rome, describing the city, a letter from Henry Kitson to Miss Tower, ca. 1899, about putting the Minutemen Memorial in Tower Park, Lexington, Mass., letters from him to his wife, 1903, and to "Babsy" (his daughter, Theo), undated, with sketches for constructing a fence and a stone wall, a letter from Alexander J. Schottes, 1905?, containing descriptions and sketches of the studios of Daniel Chester French, Charles Grafly, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Louis Saint-Gaudens, copies of letters from Kitson to the secretary of Queen Wilhelmina of Holland requesting photos preparatory to making a bust of the Queen, letters from the War Dept. to the Kitsons about their work at Vicksburg, Miss., and letters to Theo from the Gorham Manufacturing Company. Posthumous correspondence includes letters to the Kitsons' son John, his wife Helen, and her sister, Dorothy P. Cavanagh, from sculptor Lee Lawrie, sculptor Milton Horn and his wife, Estelle.
Writings include a poem by Henry Kitson; a description of a "Visit to a Bronze Foundry" (Gruet, Fils, Paris), author unknown, undated; reminiscences by sculptor Lee Lawrie; and a remembrance of Lawrie by Dorothy P. Cavanagh, 1963.
Art works include a childhood sketch by Theo Kitson of her home in Brookline, Massachusetts; sketches of animals; several sketches by her, possibly for monuments; unidentified sketches, chiefly of possible monument designs, probably by one of the Kitsons; a rendering by an architectural firm of a bas-relief designed by Henry Kitson, 1935; 2 caricatures of Kitson by Hiram Jay; an etching by Robert Kitson, 1891; various sketches of Japanese figures and costumes by Hiroshi Yoshida, 1910; and 2 pastels by T. (?) Walser of "Stonegate" (?), home of the Kitsons in Framingham Centre, Mass. Also iIncluded are 4 steel dies for bas-reliefs.
Legal records 1895-1940, include specifications for the Soldiers' Memorial, Vicksburg, Miss., numerous contracts for works by the Kitsons, copyright receipts and certificates, and deeds for sale of real estate. Financial records, 1882-1946, include invoices for casting for Henry Kitson, his bank statements, 1931-32, and his promissory notes.
A large scrapbook, 1888-1954, annotated by Dorothy P. Cavanagh, contains clippings, genealogical information on the Kitson family, photos of works by the Kitsons, personal photographs, correspondence, including letters from Henry Kitson to his future wife, 1892, and postcards to her and their children, a humorous resolution about the "Regiment of Macaroonies," written by Henry Kitson's friends in Paris, 1888, invitations, agreements for sculpture, copies of speeches given at the University of Minnesota for the Student Soldier Memorial Monument dedication.
Photographs are of the Kitsons, their family, homes, studios, Paris, ca. 1900, and their work, including photos of oxen hauling the granite boulder for the base of the "Volunteer" by Theo Kitson from Quincy, Mass. to Vicksburg, Miss., 1904, and scenes of the dedication of the monument. In addition, there are 7 photos of "Work in Progress" by Ellin and Kitson and Company for the Equitable Building, New York, 1887, a photo of the Astor Memorial, Trinity Church, New York, which the firm also worked on, and 6 undated photographs of works by Samuel Kitson.Also included are glass negatives of the Kitson's work.
Printed materials date from 1884-1979.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptors; Boston, Mass. Henry Hudson Kitson's actual name was Harry Kitson. Theo(dora) Alice Ruggles became his student in 1886 at the age of 15; in 1893 they were married and were notable monumental and portrait sculptors by the turn of the century. They had three children: Theo (also known as Babsy or Babbins), Dorothy and John. Three years after Theo's death, in 1935, Henry married Marie Hobron.
Related Materials:
Additional Kitson letters also located at: New York Historical Society.
Provenance:
The donor, Dorothy P. Cavanagh, was the sister of the Kitsons' daughter-in-law Helen (wife of John), and was writing a biography on the Kitsons up until her death in 1986. The microfilmed material was originally loaned by Cavanagh June 28, 1982 and September 12, 1986, and then donated upon her death by her nephew and executor, Paul Bennet. The unmicrofilmed material was donated by Cavanagh in 1973 and 1976.
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:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Bronze sculpture, American  Search this
Bronze founding  Search this
Function:
Memorials
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.kitshenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kitshenr

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