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Isabel Lydia Whitney papers, 1832-1973

Creator:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia, 1884-1962  Search this
Subject:
Simmons, Dawn Langley  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Texile design -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5794
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208633
AAA_collcode_whitisab
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208633

Isabel Lydia Whitney papers

Creator:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia, 1884-1962  Search this
Names:
Simmons, Dawn Langley  Search this
Extent:
37 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1832-1973
Scope and Contents:
2 notebooks, one labeled "Paintings/Watercolor/Landscapes" (79 pages) and the other "Decoration/Fresco/Drawings/Misc./Oils" (129 pages) containing titles and descriptions of works completed; lists of works exhibited at the Society of Independent Artists, 1917-1941; 3 exhibition catalogs and announcements, undated, 1963-1964; 2 scrapbooks containing correspondence and articles associated with Ms. Whitney; 1 album of 34 photographs of Ms. Whitney from infancy to young adulthood, of her family and friends, and of her murals; 2 samples of floral fabric designs and 1 sample of wallpaper designed for Katzenbach & Warren, Inc.
3 watercolor studies for murals; 1 pen and ink drawing of the trademark for Whitney Work Stop Motion Silk; 18 photographs of Ms. Whitney, her family, and works of art; and 3 letters from Dawn Langley Simmons to Robert Coggins regarding Ms. Whitney's paintings, 1972-1973.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter. Known as the first woman fresco painter in America. Studied at Pratt Institute. Using Cennino Cennini's fifteenth century book on fresco painting as a guide, Ms. Whitney devised her own fresco formulas that could better endure the harsh New York climate. Her career as a fresco painter ended, however, after a crippling fall but she was to continue to work in watercolors and oils. Ms. Whitney also decorated homes of the famous, restored old houses, and designed wallpaper (including restoration of the Williamsburg prints). She exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum, Fifteen Gallery, Pen & Brush Club, and others.
Ms. Whitney is a direct descendant of William Penn and Eli Whitney.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1985 by Robert P. Coggins.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Textile designers -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Texile design -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.whitisab
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw950764e6d-2a7b-4807-a4b4-316111990436
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitisab

Jacqueline Kennedy, a biography, by Gordon Langley Hall and Ann Pinchot

Author:
Simmons, Dawn Langley  Search this
Pinchot, Ann  Search this
Subject:
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994  Search this
Physical description:
275 p. ports. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
[1964]
Call number:
E843.K35 H1
E843.K35H1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_23422

Vinnie Ream; the story of the girl who sculptured Lincoln, by Gordon Langley Hall

Author:
Simmons, Dawn Langley  Search this
Subject:
Ream, Vinnie 1847-1914 Juvenile literature  Search this
Physical description:
149 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1963
[1963]
Call number:
N40.1.H864 H2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_52956

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