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Hugo Gellert papers

Creator:
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Names:
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Art of Today Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artist's Committee of Action (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists Coordination Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists Council  Search this
Artists for Victory, Inc.  Search this
Committee to Defend V.J. Jerome  Search this
Hungarian Word, Inc.  Search this
National Society of Mural Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Derkovits, Gyula, 1894-1934  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Fast, Howard, 1914-  Search this
Fiene, Ernest, 1894-  Search this
Gellert, Ernest  Search this
Gellert, Lawrence, 1898-1979  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry, 1895-  Search this
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Lie, Jonas, 1880-1940  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Reisman, Philip, 1904-  Search this
Sequenzia, Sofia  Search this
Extent:
6.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Photographs
Date:
1916-1986
Summary:
The papers of graphic artist, muralist, and activist Hugo Gellert measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1986. They document his career as an artist and organizer for the radical political left through an interview, legal papers, financial records, family papers, artifacts, correspondence, writings, organizational records, extensive printed materials (many of them illustrated by Gellert), photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of graphic artist, muralist, and activist Hugo Gellert measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1986. They document his career as an artist and organizer for the radical left through an oral interview conducted by Sofia Sequenzia, legal papers, financial records, family papers, artifacts, correspondence, writings, organizational records, clippings, exhibition catalogs, various printed materials illustrated by Gellert, pamphlets, periodicals, mass mailings, photographs, and artwork.

Biographical Material includes an audio interview with Gellert; official documents related to memberships, property, and legal matters; financial documents that include bills, receipts, and contracts related to professional activities; papers of Gellert's brothers, Lawrence and Ernest; and artifacts. Correspondence is with other artists, writers, publishers, activists, friends, and family, including Ernest Fiene, Rockwell Kent, Harry Gottlieb, William Gropper, Philip Evergood, Howard Fast, and Jonas Lie. Writings include essays, book projects, notes, and notebooks written by Gellert; and stories and articles by other authors, including typescripts of early twentieth-century Hungarian short stories collected by Gellert.

Organizational Records are related to political and art organizations in which Gellert was an active organizer, officer, and in some cases, a founder. Because of his central role in many of these organizations, records often contain unique documentation of their activities. Records are found for the American Artists Congress, the Art of Today Gallery, the Artists Committee of Action, the Artists Coordination Committee, the Artists Council, Artists for Victory, Inc., the Committee to Defend V.J. Jerome, Hungarian Word, Inc., the National Society of Mural Painters, and other organizations.

Printed materials include a variety of political publications and periodicals with illustrations by Gellert, including New Masses, Art Front, Magyar Szo, and American Dialog; clippings related to his career, exhibition catalogs, political pamphlets, Hungarian literature, and mass mailings received from political organizations. Photographs contain a few personal photographs but are mostly news and publicity photographs, many of which depict prominent Communists and other newsmakers. Artwork includes sketches, drawings, designs, prints, and production elements for Gellert's artwork, as well as prints and drawings by Philip Reisman, Gyula Derkovits, and Anton Refregier.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1917-1982 (Box 1 and OV 9; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1920-1986 (Boxes 1-2, 8; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1916-1970 (Boxes 2 and 8; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Organizational Records, circa 1920-1977 (Boxes 3, 8, and OV 9; 1 linear foot)

Series 5: Printed Materials, circa 1920-1986 (Boxes 4-6, 8, and OV 9; 3 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1920-1959 (Boxes 6-7; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1927-1981 (Box 7, OV 10; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Graphic artist, muralist, and activist Hugo Gellert was born Hugo Grünbaum in Budapest, Hungary in 1892, the oldest of six children. His family immigrated to New York City in 1906, eventually changing their family name to Gellert.

Gellert attended art school at Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design. As a student, he designed posters for movies and theater, and also worked for Tiffany Studios. A number of student art prizes with cash awards enabled him to travel to Europe in the summer of 1914, where he witnessed the outbreak of World War I, an experience which helped shape his political beliefs. Aesthetically, he was also influenced by a folk revival among Hungarian artists at the time of his trip, and was more impressed, he later said, with the street advertising in Paris than he was with the cubism he saw in the Louvre.

Returning to the United States, Gellert became involved in the Hungarian-American workers' movement, and contributed drawings to its newspaper, Elöre (Forward). He remained involved in Hungarian-American art and activism throughout his life, including membership in the anti-fascist group, the Anti-Horthy League. When members of the fascist Horthy government unveiled a statue of a Hungarian hero in New York in 1928, Gellert hired a pilot and dropped leaflets on the group, a stunt for which he was arrested. In the 1950s, Gellert served as director of Hungarian Word, Inc., a Hungarian-language publisher in New York.

Gellert's political commitment and art remained deeply intertwined throughout his life, as he continually sought to integrate his commitment to Communism, his hatred of fascism, and his dedication to civil liberties. Throughout the 1910s and 1920s, he contributed artwork to several magazines of the radical left, including Masses and its successors Liberator and New Masses, both of which featured Gellert's artwork on their inaugural issue. Through Masses, he came to know other radicals such as Mike Gold, John Reed, Louise Bryant, Max Eastman, Floyd Dell, Anton Refregier, William Gropper, Harry Gottlieb, Bob Minor, and Art Young, and with them he followed the events of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia with sympathy and growing political fervor.

His brother, Ernest Gellert, also a socialist and activist, was drafted into the military but refused to serve. He died of a gunshot wound under suspicious circumstances while imprisoned at Fort Hancock, New Jersey, as a conscientious objector. Traumatized by this event, Gellert fled to Mexico to avoid conscription. In 1920 to 1922, he taught art at the Stelton School in New Jersey, a radical, utopian community school. He participated in the cultural scene of Greenwich Village, working on set designs, publications, and graphic art for political productions. He founded the first John Reed Club in 1929 with a group of Communist artists and writers including Anton Refregier, Louis Lozowick, and William Gropper. Initially, the group held classes and exhibitions, and provided services for strikes and other working-class activism. Later, John Reed Clubs formed around the country and became a formal arm of the United States Communist Party (CPUSA).

In the late 1920s, Gellert became a member of the National Society of Mural Painters (which, partly due to Gellert's activism in the group, became the Mural Artists' Guild local 829 of the United Scenic Artists Union of the AFL-CIO in 1937. Other members included Rockwell Kent, Anton Refregier, Arshile Gorky, and Marion Greenwood). In 1928, he created a mural for the Worker's Cafeteria in Union Square, NY. Later murals include the Center Theater in Rockefeller Center, the National Maritime Union Headquarters, the Hotel and Restaurant Workers' Union Building, NYC, the interior of the Communications Building at the 1939 World's Fair, and the Seward Park Housing Project in 1961.

In 1932, Gellert was invited to participate in a mural exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, and submitted a political mural about the robber barons of contemporary American politics and industry called Us Fellas Gotta Stick Together - Al Capone. The museum attempted to censor the mural, along with the murals of William Gropper and Ben Shahn. Other artists threatened to boycott the exhibition over the censorship and were successful in restoring them to the show.

The cooperation of artists in this controversy foreshadowed a larger protest in 1934, organized by Gellert, Saul Belman, Stuart Davis, and Zoltan Hecht, when Diego Rivera's pro-labor mural was destroyed at Rockefeller Center. After the incident, the group formed the Artists' Committee of Action and continued to fight censorship and advocate for artists' interests and welfare. They also co-published the magazine Art Front with the Artists' Union, a labor organization. Gellert served for a time as editor of Art Front, and chairman of the Artists' Committee of Action.

Gellert was active in producing both art and strategic policy for the cultural arm of the CPUSA, and he worked to mobilize the non-communist left, often referred to as the Popular Front. In 1933 he illustrated Karl Marx's Capital in Lithographs, and in 1935, he wrote a Marxist, illustrated satire called Comrade Gulliver, An Illustrated Account of Travel into that Strange Country the United States of America. Other published graphic works include Aesop Said So (1936) and a portfolio of silkscreen prints entitled Century of the Common Man (1943).

Other artist groups he helped to found and/or run include the American Artist's Congress, a Communist organization founded with Max Weber, Margaret Bourke-White, Stuart Davis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Harry Sternberg, and others, which held symposia and exhibitions between 1936 and 1942; the Artists' Coordination Committee, an umbrella group of national organizations which sought protections for federally-employed and unionized artists; Artists for Victory, Inc., which formed in 1942 to mobilize artists in support of the war effort; and the Artists' Council, formed after the war to advocate for artists' welfare and employment.

Gellert maintained his loyalty to the Communist party throughout the post-war period despite growing disillusionment in the Popular Front over the actions of Josef Stalin, and despite the intense anti-communist crusades in the late 1940s and 1950s. He was investigated by the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and was nearly deported. He spent a number of years during this period in his wife's native Australia. Returning to the United States in the early 1950s, he threw his efforts into the defense of others who faced prison, deportation, and the blacklist following the HUAC hearings. He established The Committee to Defend V.J. Jerome in 1951 when Jerome, the cultural commissioner of CPUSA, was convicted under the Smith Act. The writer Dorothy Parker was the group's treasurer.

In 1954, Gellert established the Art of Today Gallery in New York City with Rockwell Kent and Charles White to provide an exhibition venue for blacklisted artists. Exhibitions included Maurice Becker, Henry Glintenkamp, Harry Gottlieb, Kay Harris, and Rockwell Kent. Gellert served as the gallery's secretary until it closed in 1957.

In the 1960s until his death in 1985, Gellert continued his activism through involvement in grassroots political organizations. Unlike many of his radical contemporaries, Gellert lived to see the revival of some of the ideas of the progressive era of the thirties in the countercultural years of the late 1960s and early 1970s. There were retrospectives of his work in Moscow in 1967 and in his native Budapest in 1968, and he appeared in Warren Beatty's film Reds in 1981.

Sources used for this essay include James Wechsler's 2003 dissertation "The Art and Activism of Hugo Gellert: Embracing the Spectre of Communism," his essay "From World War I to the Popular Front: The Art and Activism of Hugo Gellert," ( Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts number 24, Spring 2002), and Jeff Kisseloff's biographical essay for the 1986 Hugo Gellert exhibition at the Mary Ryan Gallery.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are an oral history with Hugo Gellert from 1984, a recording of a lecture Gellert gave at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1985, and additional records of Artists for Victory, Inc., 1942-1946.

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University holds additional papers of Hugo Gellert.
Provenance:
A portion of the papers were donated in 1970 by Hugo Gellert. Additional papers were donated by Gellert and his wife, Livia Cinquegrana, in 1983 and 1986.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Hugo Gellert papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Artists' writings  Search this
Politics in art  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Graphic artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Citation:
Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gellhugo
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Archives of American Art
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Five Nations--Beginnings

Culture/People:
Onondaga [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)]  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Arnold Jacobs (Nah-Gwa-Say), Onondaga [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)], b. 1942  Search this
Donor:
Arnold Jacobs (Nah-Gwa-Say), Onondaga [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)], b. 1942  Search this
Title:
Five Nations--Beginnings
Object Name:
Print
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Silkscreen printed
Dimensions:
45.80 x 61.10 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Six Nations Grand River Reserve; Brant County, Haldimand County; Ontario; Canada (inferred)
Date created:
1988
Catalog Number:
25/2896
Barcode:
252896.000
See related items:
Onondaga [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)]
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60660214a-9809-4203-b75a-b8200ee4326a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_268772
Online Media:

L'Ouverture

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32 1/16 x 21 15/16 in. (81.5 x 55.8 cm)
Type:
screen prints
portraits
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1986
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53049648e-539d-4eed-a49d-79662b9de5b8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.1

The March

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 1/8 x 32 1/16 in. (56.2 x 81.5 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.10
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c737a47a-3b8d-40e5-8762-d1730ffe5123
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.10

The Capture

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32 1/16 x 22 in. (81.5 x 55.9 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1987
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.11
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59f0cea5b-a2cc-4bcd-b8c4-34b6c112946e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.11

St. Marc

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. (81.6 x 56.2 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1994
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.12
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cba3d86c-005d-4d65-b2f4-e8b60e0ac3fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.12

Flotilla

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 1/4 x 32 1/8 in. (56.5 x 81.6 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1996
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.13
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50bfa06fe-3f5a-41e8-9e21-d1fa0a76170b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.13

The Burning

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 21 15/16 x 32 1/16 in. (55.8 x 81.5 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.14
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd519dc398c-1f52-4072-8acf-18ffb55d4590
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.14

Deception

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 1/4 x 32 1/16 in. (56.5 x 81.4 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.15
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53b1163a4-e350-496e-a6f5-543f22392727
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.15

The Birth of Toussaint

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32 1/8 x 22 in. (81.6 x 55.9 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1986
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e95347cb-b62e-48e5-98b2-7f323376ac8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.2

The Coachman

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32 1/16 x 22 1/16 in. (81.5 x 56 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.3
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e239556b-96ad-47df-9eda-5b7c39453e74
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.3

Contemplation

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32 1/16 x 22 1/8 in. (81.5 x 56.2 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1993
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.4
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd549dfd059-8b88-4128-a435-aa37f9f6f942
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.4

Dondon

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 x 32 1/16 in. (55.9 x 81.5 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1992
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59924fb54-4854-4171-8ec9-27c3c70740b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.5

To Preserve Their Freedom

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 x 32 1/16 in. (55.9 x 81.5 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1988
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.6
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5157dc76d-4d5a-4283-8a9e-131f2a09a2e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.6

Toussaint at Ennery

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 x 32 1/16 in. (55.9 x 81.5 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1989
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.7
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51c569846-bf19-4a95-a994-595f99dc0ce7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.7

Strategy

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 1/8 x 32 1/8 in. (56.2 x 81.6 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1994
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.8
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd565af7065-97ac-4c2c-8182-8f93ea152468
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.8

The Opener

Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 1/4 x 32 3/16 in. (56.5 x 81.8 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American  Search this
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Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.9
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5927783a3-a176-4b33-8376-7acb73c686cd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.9

Something Special, silkscreen print (Webb, Larry, artist)

Collection Source:
Taylor, T. Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-10
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Troupe lists are closed under terms of the Deed of Gift until March 27, 2028.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Academy of Washington Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Academy of Washington Records
Academy of Washington Records / Series 3: Rizzi, Carl (Mame Dennis) Personal Papers and Beekman Place House / 3.2: Personal Papers (Rizzi, Carl also known as Mame Dennis)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1458-ref320

Kiowa Indian Art [cover]

Culture/People:
Kiowa  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Monroe Tsatoke (Monroe Tsa-to-ke), Kiowa, 1904-1937; introduction by Dr. Oscar Brousse Jacobson, Non-Indian, 1882-1966; printed by Editions d'Art, C. Szwedzicki  Search this
Donor:
R. E. Mansfield (Richard E. Mansfield), Non-Indian, 1937-2007  Search this
Previous owner:
R. E. Mansfield (Richard E. Mansfield), Non-Indian, 1937-2007  Search this
Title:
Kiowa Indian Art [cover]
Object Name:
Print portfolio
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink, cardboard, ribbon
Techniques:
Silkscreen printed, printed, bound, tied
Dimensions:
39 x 30 x 2 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
1929
Catalog Number:
26/4022
Barcode:
264022.000
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Kiowa
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62b0ef04d-61ec-407a-9933-0c8b27d0c18c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_280180
Online Media:

Print

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Harrison Begay (Haskay Yahne Yah), Diné (Navajo), 1917-2012  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Galen Richard Kline, Non-Indian, 1935-1989  Search this
Dr. Paule Gounelle Kline, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Paule Gounelle Kline, Non-Indian  Search this
Honoree:
Dr. Galen Richard Kline, Non-Indian, 1935-1989  Search this
Object Name:
Print
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Silkscreen printed
Dimensions:
23 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1960
Catalog Number:
25/3950
Barcode:
253950.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws610dedd7f-26a5-4713-b953-7c326e4f6952
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_269972
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