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Oral history interview with Alexander Stoller, 1976 December 10

Interviewee:
Stoller, Alexander, 1902-1994  Search this
Stoller, Alexander, 1902-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13051
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213136
AAA_collcode_stolle76
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213136
Online Media:

Bela L. Pratt papers, 1876-1986

Creator:
Pratt, Bela L. (Bela Lyon), 1867-1917  Search this
Pratt, Bela L. (Bela Lyon), 1867-1917  Search this
Subject:
Burroughs, Edith Woodman  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Burroughs, Bryson  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13404
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211022
AAA_collcode_pratbela
Theme:
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211022

Eight sculptors [videorecording] / William Jackson, producer, c1995

Creator:
Renaissance Guild Sculptor Documentary Project  Search this
Renaissance Guild Sculptor Documentary Project  Search this
Subject:
Stoller, Alexander  Search this
DeVries, Andrew  Search this
Guarducci, Otello  Search this
Hund, Frederick  Search this
Jackson, William D.  Search this
Stritch, John  Search this
Stone, Gregory  Search this
Weinberg, Elbert  Search this
Wirth, Carolyn  Search this
Renaissance Guild (Great Barrington, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Place:
Berkshire County (Mass.)
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6621
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215931
AAA_collcode_renaguil
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215931

Henry Hudson and Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson papers, [187-]-1979

Creator:
Kitson, Henry Hudson, 1863?-1947  Search this
Kitson, Theo Alice Ruggles, 1871-1932  Search this
Kitson, Henry Hudson, 1863?-1947  Search this
Subject:
Kitson, Samuel James  Search this
Cavanagh, Dorothy  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
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
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7186
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209323
AAA_collcode_kitshenr
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209323

Harriet Goodhue Hosmer letters, [ca. 1870-1900]

Creator:
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908  Search this
Topic:
Women sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9023
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211212
AAA_collcode_hosmharr
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211212

Cyrus Edwin Dallin papers, 1883-1970

Creator:
Dallin, Cyrus E. (Cyrus Edwin), 1861-1944  Search this
Dallin, Cyrus E. (Cyrus Edwin), 1861-1944  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7307
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209460
AAA_collcode_dallcyrp
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209460

Frederick Warren Allen papers, 1933-1981

Creator:
Allen, Frederick Warren, 1888-1961  Search this
Allen, Frederick Warren, 1888-1961  Search this
Subject:
Beetham, Laurel  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5632
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208466
AAA_collcode_allefred
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208466

Wayne Andersen papers, 1952-1994

Creator:
Andersen, Wayne V., 1928-  Search this
Andersen, Wayne V., 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Schaefer-Simmern, Henry  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Ferber, Herbert  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Lipton, Seymour  Search this
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculpture, American -- History -- Sources  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5646
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208480
AAA_collcode_andewayn
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208480

Stearns-Ames collection, [ca. 1838-1894]

Creator:
Ames Manufacturing Company. Bronze Foundry  Search this
Ames Manufacturing Company. Bronze Foundry  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin  Search this
Washington, George  Search this
Ball, Thomas  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Rogers, Randolph  Search this
Walter, Thomas Ustick  Search this
Ames, James Tyler  Search this
Ames, Nathan Peabody  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Bronze founding -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee  Search this
Bronze sculpture, American  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9691
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211910
AAA_collcode_amesmanu
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211910

Peter Agoos photographs of art work by Richard Filipowski, circa 1994

Creator:
Agoos, Peter  Search this
Agoos, Peter  Search this
Subject:
Filipowski, Richard  Search this
Agoos, Herbert M.  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6639
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215951
AAA_collcode_agoopete
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215951

Eight sculptors [videorecording] / William Jackson, producer

Creator:
Renaissance Guild Sculptor Documentary Project  Search this
Names:
Renaissance Guild (Great Barrington, Mass.)  Search this
DeVries, Andrew, 1956-  Search this
Guarducci, Otello, 1922-  Search this
Hund, Frederick, 1922-  Search this
Jackson, William D., 1948-  Search this
Stoller, Alexander, 1902-1994  Search this
Stone, Gregory, 1950-  Search this
Stritch, John, 1925-  Search this
Weinberg, Elbert, 1928-  Search this
Wirth, Carolyn, 1957-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (VHS) (56 min), sd., col., 1/2 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Berkshire County (Mass.)
Date:
c1995
Scope and Contents:
The Renaissance Guild Sculptor Documentary Project's video documentary of eight Berkshire sculptors along with supporting material pertaining to the artists. Sculptors include Andrew DeVries, Otello Guarducci, Frederick Hund, Alexander Stoller, John Stritch, Gregory Stone, Elbert Weinberg, and Carolyn Wirth.
The documentary was edited from individual interviews conducted between February and May 1995. Each was directed by Amanda McCormick. The interviewer for all but the Wirth and Stoller segments is Hillary Dyer; Maia Cannon interviewed Wirth, and William and Lucy Jackson interviewed Brier Stoller, Alexander Stoller's widow. The interviewee pertaining to Weinberg is Joel Karp, trustee of the Weinberg Foundation.
Biographical / Historical:
The Renaissance Guild was formed in 1994 by Gail Ryan, William Jackson and Frederick Hund in order to begin documentation of the professional lives of recognized sculptors of the Berkshire region. It is formed under the aegis of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Inc., a non-profit philanthropic and financial management organization.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Great Barrington, Mass. : Renaissance Guild, c1995.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Frederick Hund, one of the collaborators on the documentary and also one of the sculptors documented.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Great Barrington  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.renaguil
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-renaguil

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

Harriet Goodhue Hosmer letters

Creator:
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908  Search this
Extent:
2 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1870-1900]
Scope and Contents:
REEL D10: A letter from Hosmer to an unidentified person.
REEL 2814: A letter to a titled English admirer, August 13 [no year].
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Watertown, Massachusetts; b. 1830 d. 1908.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Watertown  Search this
Topic:
Women sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hosmharr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hosmharr

Cyrus Edwin Dallin papers

Creator:
Dallin, Cyrus E. (Cyrus Edwin), 1861-1944  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((microfilmed on 8 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1883-1970
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; sketchbook; journal; photographs; research files; typescripts; and clippings.
REEL 141: Letters to Dallin from Augustus St. Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, Vesper George and other artists, and from family and friends. Also included are two clippings, one containing a poem written by Dallin about the delayed contract for his statue of Paul Revere in Boston.
REEL 178: Business correspondence and contracts; a sketchbook; 13 photographs of Dallin and his work; a 132 page journal by his wife with brief entries; a list of Dallin's works; and a typescript of a biography of Dallin by Vittoria Collorina Dallin (Mrs. Cyrus E.).
REELS 179-184: Business and personal correspondence; some manuscripts, lectures and poems by Dallin and material relating to a copyright lawsuit filed by Dallin; photographic research files, 1894-1961, (reels 182-184), contain photographs of Dallin's sculpture, related clippings and some correspondence; a typescript of "A Biographical Sketch" of Dallin by Stillman Powers; and exhibition catalogs and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Arlington Heights, Massachusetts.
Related Materials:
Cyrus E. Dallin papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Material on reel lent 1972 for microfilming by Mrs. Edwin B. Dallin via her grandaughter Mrs. J. K. McCabe, Jr. Material on reel 178 lent 1971 for microfilming by Dallin's son Lawrence Dallin. Material on reels 179-184 lent 1971 for microfilming by the Robbins Memorial Library, who had received it from the Dallin family.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dallcyrp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dallcyrp

Peter Agoos photographs of art work by Richard Filipowski

Creator:
Agoos, Peter  Search this
Names:
Agoos, Herbert M., 1915-1992 -- Art collections -- Photographs  Search this
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Extent:
23 photographic prints : col. ; 6 x 4 in. + negatives
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1994
Scope and Contents:
Photographs taken in 1994 by Peter Agoos, son of art collector Herbert Agoos, of works by Richard Filipowski in Herbert Agoos' collection, including paintings, collage, and sculpture completed circa 1947-1953.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Filipowski (1923-2008) was a designer, sculptor, and teacher from Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Donated 1994 by Peter Agoos, whose father, Herbert Agoos, was a collector of Filipowski's work. Agoos was asked to photograph the works by AAA's New England Regional Collector at Filipowski's suggestion.
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.
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.agoopete
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-agoopete

George Manuel Aarons papers

Creator:
Aarons, George Manuel, 1896-1980  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1927-1981
Scope and Contents:
A curriculum vitae; diplomas; list of commissions executed, 1919-1937; correspondence with foundries and the Naples Art Gallery, Provincetown, Mass; several personal letters; foundry bills; photographs of Aarons, his home, his studio, and his work; and printed material; copyright documents; essays on art; financial data; files on the Boston Hebrew Congregation, the National Sculpture Society, the Gloucester Anniversary Medal, and the Savin Hillel House; ten signed pencil sketches of sculpture and reliefs submitted to Temple Israel, Boston, Mass. (43 x 35 cm. or smaller) of Moses, Isaiah, a menorah, and other subjects; five sketchooks, undated, containing pen and pencil studies for Temple Israel and some portrait sketches.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Gloucester, Mass.
Provenance:
Donated 1978-1979 by Aaron's widow, Gertrude (d. 1989), and in 1991 by Gertrude's sister, Mrs. Spartaco Monello, who received the papers from her sister's estate.
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 -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Art, Jewish  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.aarogeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-aarogeor

Bela L. Pratt papers

Creator:
Pratt, Bela Lyon, 1867-1917  Search this
Names:
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Burroughs, Bryson, 1869-1934  Search this
Burroughs, Edith Woodman, 1871-1916  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Extent:
5 Reels (ca. 450 items (on 5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1876-1986
Scope and Contents:
Biographical materials, letters and correspondence, photographs, diary, subject files, and printed ephemera.
REEL 2527: Biographical sketches; sculpture contracts; lists of Pratt's work compiled by his son, Dudley Pratt; a pencil sketch; photographs of Pratt at work in his studio; portraits of him; 172 photographs of his sculpture and a memorial exhibition installation; photographs of Frank Weston Benson and Alexander Phimister Proctor; clippings; and printed material.
REELS 3995-3998: An award from Yale School of Fine Arts; admission tickets; marriage certificate; identification card for his wife, Helen, from the Societe des Artistes Francais for the 1897 Salon; a 25-page diary of Helen, 1896-1898, describing the Pratts' wedding and their experiences in Italy and France; notices of Pratt's appointment to the Visiting Committee of Classical Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; biographical sketches; an anecdote by a nephew; and a letter of reminiscence by his son Dudley, 1941. Also included are letters from Pratt to his mother, Sarah Victoria Whittlesey Pratt, describing his activities, his contemporaries and his work; correspondence with friends, family, students, and associates and letters of condolence to Mrs. Pratt; subject files, arranged alphabetically by correspondent, containing letters, photographs and clippings from and about Pratt's friends and colleagues, including Frank Weston Benson, Bryson and Edith Woodman Burroughs, Daniel Chester French, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who gives Pratt advice and critiques two of his busts.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, teacher; Boston, Mass.; b. 1867; d. 1917 Studied at Yale, Art Students League, and with Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Kenyon Cox, and William Merritt Chase, and others.
Provenance:
Material on reel 2527 lent for microfilming 1982 by Thomas Leavitt, a descendant of Pratt. Material on reels 3995-3998 lent 1987 by Cynthia Kennedy Sam, Pratt's granddaughter.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pratbela
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pratbela

Oral history interview with Alexander Stoller

Interviewee:
Stoller, Alexander, 1902-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Sound recording: 2 sound files, digital, wav file)
26 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1976 December 10
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Alexander Stoller, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on December 10, 1976.
Stoller speaks of first becoming interested in sculpture as a child; leaving school in order to work for Metro Pictures and J. Walter Thompson; taking night classes in art as well as classes at the Art Students League; traveling to Italy to study sculpture; exhibiting in Paris and New York; his sense of the architectural quality of sculpture; and the change in the climate of American art in the 1940s. Stoller also recalls George Bridgman, Maurice Sterne, Kimon Nicolaides, Thomas Hart Benton, John Carroll, Max Weber, Leo Lentelli, Reuben Nakian, Gaston Lachaise, Paul Manship, Charles Despiau, Curt Valentin, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Alexander Stoller (1902-1994) was a sculptor from Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.stolle76
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stolle76

Olin Levi Warner papers

Creator:
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Names:
Fine Arts Federation of New York  Search this
France. Armée. Légion étrangère  Search this
Jno. Williams, Inc.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Cook, Clarence, 1828-1900  Search this
Devens, Charles, 1820-1891  Search this
Eaton, Wyatt, 1849-1896  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Warner, Sylvia Martinache  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Paris (France) -- History -- Commune, 1871
Date:
1857-1962
bulk 1857-1899
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Olin Levi Warner measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1857 to 1962 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1857 to 1899. The collection documents Warner's art student days in Paris and his career as a sculptor, primarily in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials and writings, including a speech by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871; personal and professional correspondence; clippings, catalogs, and other printed material; sculpture project files; and photographs of Warner, his studio, his family, and notable figures who sat for him, including artist J. Alden Weir, and his artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor Olin Levi Warner measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1857 to 1962 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1857 to 1899. The collection documents Warner's art student days in Paris and his career as a sculptor, primarily in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials and writings, including a speech by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871; personal and professional correspondence; clippings, catalogs, and other printed material; sculpture project files; and photographs of Warner, his studio, his family, and notable figures who sat for him, including artist J. Alden Weir, and his artwork.

Found are biographical materials, including a speech written by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871, awards, and membership records for several art organizations, including the Fine Arts Federation of New York.

Personal and business correspondence written by Warner, his wife, and his daughter is with family and friends. Warner's correspondents include artists Albert Pinkham Ryder, Clarence Cook, and Wyatt Eaton, among others. Of note are letters written from Warner to his family during the time he spent in Paris from 1869 to 1872 studying art and serving in the Foreign Legion.

Also found are scattered project files for a few of his notable sculptural projects, including his statue of Massachusetts governor Charles Devens, the Hodgkins Medal designed as the Smithsonian Institution's seal, work for the Chicago World's Fair, and bronze work produced by the Jno. Williams Foundry.

Printed materials include clippings and exhibition catalogs for the Society of American Artists, the National Sculpture Society, and the World's Columbian Exposition.

Photographs in the papers are of Warner, his family, home, and studio, works of art, and a few notable sitters, including the artist J. Alden Weir.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1863-1896 (Box 1, OV 4; 5 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1857-1962 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Project Files, 1871-1936 (Box 1, OV 4; 6 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1862-1950 (Boxes 1-2, OV 4; 6 folders)

Series 5: Photographs, 1870s-1890s (Box 2-3, OV 4; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Olin Levi Warner was born in 1844 in Suffield, Connecticut and worked as an artisan and a telegraph operator before pursuing his art education and career. In 1869, Warner traveled to Paris to study under Francois Jouffroy at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He was in Paris when the Republic was declared and served in the French Foreign Legion for a short while before resuming his studies. In 1872 he returned to the United States and set up a studio in New York.

An early proponent of the French Beaux-Arts style, Warner was a founding member of the Society of American Artists in 1877 and joined the National Academy of Design in 1888. By the end of Warner's lifetime, he had become a well-known sculptor, helping to popularize bas-relief in the United States. A few of Warner's notable works include a series of medallions depicting Native American Indian Chiefs, an 1876 bust of President Rutherford B. Hayes, the 1883 nude Diana, a statue of judge and former U.S. Attorney General Charles Devens in Boston, and the design of the bronze doors of the Library of Congress. This last project was uncompleted at the time of Warner's death on August 14, 1896, as the result of a bicycle injury in Central Park.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming on reel 270. All of the material was later donated, except for one sketchbook which was returned to the lender, and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
A portion of the Olin Levi Warner papers were originally loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1972 by Rosalie Warner Jones, Warner's daughter. Rosalie Warner Jones and her sister, Frances O. Warner, and Rosalie's daughter Frances Follin Jones, donated the collection in several accretions between 1972 and 1977. This gift included the majority of the loaned materials, excluding one sketchbook. Additional materials were transferred to the Archives in 2005 from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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.
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962 (bulk 1857-1899). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.warnolin
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-warnolin
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Wayne Andersen papers

Creator:
Andersen, Wayne V.  Search this
Names:
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Lipton, Seymour, 1903-1986  Search this
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Schaefer-Simmern, Henry, 1896-  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Extent:
11.6 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
0.2 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1994
Scope and Contents:
Primarily research material used for Andersen's book American Sculpture in Process, 1930-1970. Included are sculpture files, containing photographs and printed materials; writings and research notes; and 663 letters and ca. 50 statements of purpose from prominent American sculptors, among them Calvin Albert, Oliver Andrews, Leonard Baskin, Wolfgang Behl, Charles Biederman, Helen Beling, Harry Bertoia, Roger Bolomey, Lothar Brabant, Alexander Calder, Cosmo Campoli, Chryssa, Lindsey Decker, Jose de Rivera, Stephen DeStaebler, Nancy P. Dryfoos, Ted Egri, Herbert Ferber, Richard Filipowski, Francis Foster, Leon Golub, Florence Grippe, Peter Grippe, Dimitri Hadzi, Martha Hadzi, Tom Hardy, Wally Hendrick, Paul Keith, Robert Laurent, Pietro Lazzari, Israel Levitan, Jacques Lipchitz, Seymour Lipton, Jim Melchert, Joseph Messina, Henry Moore, G. W. Owen, Tony Padovano, Nathan Raisen, Richard Randell, George W. Rickey, Hugo Robus, John Rood, Bernard Rosenthal, Theodore Roszak, David Smith, George Spaventa, Takis, Michael Todd, Hugh Townley, Charles Umlauf, Vasa, David von Schlegell, Jane Wasey, and Elbert Weinberg. Also included are business correspondence and financial papers relating to Andersen's consulting work for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology), and the Federal Reserve Bank. A smaller set of papers consists of material relating to Andersen's longtime friend and mentor, art educator, philosopher, and artist Henry Schaefer-Simmern, including a questionnaire sent to Andersen from Raymond Berta along with his dissertation abstract on Schaefer-Simmern, 1988; correspondence, including letters from Schaefer-Simmern, 1952-1989; photos of art work admired by Schaefer-Simmern. Also included are clippings, and a keynote speech by Andersen, 1994, "A Global Revision of Historical Time."
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian, educator; Massachusetts. Born 1928.
Provenance:
Donated by Wayne Andersen, 1979 and 1994.
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:
Art historians  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculpture, American -- History -- Sources  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.andewayn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-andewayn

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