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Whistler, James McNeill

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
73 Sheets
Container:
Box 34, Folder 20-21
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Letters (correspondence)
Telegrams
Cartes-de-visite
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Paris (France)
London (England)
Date:
1893-1903
Scope and Contents note:
See also: Cowan, John J.; Philip, Rosalind Birnie; Reid, Alexander; Society of American Artists; Whistler, Beatrix Godwin; Unidentified correspondents
Scope and Contents:
Letters and telegrams addressed to Charles Lang Freer from the American painter James McNeill Whistler. Also includes 6 of Whistler's calling cards.
Charles Lang Freer's correspondence with James McNeill Whistler
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Telegrams
Cartes-de-visite
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3bcdc8942-1241-4f3b-88c0-8e44c8c90629
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref602
Online Media:

National Academy of Design records

Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916  Search this
Extent:
92.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Date:
1817-2012
Summary:
The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.
Scope and Contents:
The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.

The Academy minutes and committee files consist of official, original, and transcribed proceedings for the council, annual, business, and some committee meetings, as well as related correspondence, reports, financial documents, notes, drafts, and ballots pertaining to the Academy's administration and activities from its 1825 founding until 2006. As an organization actively engaged in the development of art and art education in the United States, the Academy minutes and committee files are a valuable resource on subjects and topics in the Academy's history; in particular, its founding, administration, school, and exhibition program.

Director files date from 1942-1990 and document the activities of four of the Academy's chief administrators, including Vernon Porter (1950-1966), Earl Tyler (1966-1967), Alice Melrose (1967-1977), and John H. Dobkin (1978-1990). Items include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, and printed material.

Annual reports, dating from 1828-2003, summarize the activities of the Academy over the course of a year, and may include presidents' reports, treasurers' reports, audits of financial operations by public accountants, and printed annual reports containing summaries from multiple council officers. Information pertains to the year's activities including finances, exhibitions, membership, the school, committee activities, awards, and other business.

Academy constitutions date from 1826-2012 and include the printed constitutions and by-laws as well as constitutional proposals. Constitutions and by-laws name the current council officials, professors, academicians, associates, and honorary members, and state the mission and guidelines for operation in regards to membership, officers, annual meetings, elections, school, exhibitions, and how the constitution can be amended or altered. Constitutional proposals contain amendment drafts, alterations, and related correspondence.

Council officer files, dating from 1848-1980, contain the correspondence and subjects files of Academy officers—presidents, vice presidents, corresponding secretaries, and treasurers—concerning all matters of Academy business and operations including membership, gifts and funds, the federal charter, exhibitions, juries, the school, scholarships, committee affairs, anniversaries, publicity, administrative matters, resignations, and relationships with other organizations.

General administrative files date from 1825-1982 and include ledgers, certificates, correspondence, and legal documents pertaining to the Academy's founding, building, financial accounts, art collection, and other administrative matters.

Exhibition files, dating from 1826-2003, document the Academy's long exhibition history and includes annual, gallery, special, and museum exhibitions. Files may include exhibition catalogs, photographs, press clippings, sales records, and correspondence related to jury selection, awards and prizes, and logistical planning. Files pertaining to the Academy's annual exhibitions comprise a bulk of the series. Held since 1826, the Annuals were organized and curated by Academy members, and considered to be an important and sweeping survey of contemporary American art.

Gifts and funding files date from 1860-2009 and include financial documents, ledgers, legal material, and correspondence concerning the bequests, endowments, donations, and other gifts that financed the operations of the Academy and school. A significant number of records pertain to the Abbey Trust Fund and the Archer M. Hunting Fund.

Membership files, 1826-2012, document Academy members, honorary members, fellows, and the nominations and elections whereby members were voted into the Academy. Materials include registers, certificates, nomination ledgers and proposals, candidate biographies, and ballots.

The National Academy Association files date from 1911-1959 and contain a constitution, plan, and agreement, as well as correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports for the Association, incorporated in 1912 with the aim to erect a building shared by several New York art societies. At the time of incorporation, the Association consisted of members from the National Academy of Design, American Water Color Society, American Institute of Architects, Architectural League of New York, New York Water Color Club, National Sculpture Society, Municipal Art Society, Society of Beaux-Arts Architects, Mural Painters, Society of Illustrators, and a number of city representatives and citizens.

The Ranger Fund assignment files, 1919-2008, document the distribution of artworks by living American artists to institutions throughout the United States, in accordance with the will of Henry Ward Ranger. The Ranger Fund was initiated to stimulate public interest in the work of contemporary American painters in 1919, when the Academy received a bequest from Henry Ward Ranger, totaling $400,000. Ranger stated in his will that the capital should be invested and the income used as a purchase fund to facilitate gifts of paintings by living American artists to arts institutions throughout the United States. Files document the assignment of particular works of art to institutions through the official agreement, related correspondence, and in some instances, photographs of the artwork.

Extensive school records, dating from 1826-2008, contain administrative files, enrollment records, course files, student affairs files, and printed material documenting all aspects of the school's activities aligned with the Academy's mission to educate aspiring professional artists. A bulk of this series consists of student course registrations, documented in registers, then on index cards beginning in the 1930s. While information collected varied over the decades, registrations document student names and the year, and may additionally include course name, instructor, and cost.

Twenty Academy scrapbooks document the organization's activities from 1828-1939 and include clippings and ephemera. Three of the scrapbooks are devoted to specific topics, including one for the Society of American Artists, one for both the Society of American Artists and the Society of American Fakirs, and one for the Academy's centennial exhibition.

The Society of American Artists files, 1878-1906, document the formation of the Society as a departure from the Academy in 1877, its independent operations and activities, and its eventual consolidation with the Academy in 1906. The Society's members have included Edwin Abbey, James Carroll Beckwith, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, George Inness Jr., John La Farge, Albert Pinkham Ryder, among many others.

Files from other organizations date from 1817-1997 and may include correspondence, ledgers, and printed material. Many of these organizations had business with the Academy, and records pertain to events, meetings, and exhibitions. Notable organizations include the American Academy of Fine Arts, American Federation of Arts, American Watercolor Society, Art Students League, Fine Arts Federation of New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Etching Club, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Salmagundi Club.

Oral history transcripts date from 2002-2007. Eight comprehensive interviews, conducted by Avis Berman for the Academy, are with Academy members and cover all aspects of the artists' lives, including family, early life, beginning career, mentors, contemporaries, influences, patrons, awards, residencies, as well as the artists' relationship with the Academy. The interview transcripts provide first-hand accounts of the organization, particularly from circa 1940 up to the time of the interview. Artists interviewed include Will Barnet, Hyman Bloom, Richard Haas, Ellen Lanyon, Jules Olitski, Bernard Olshan, Paul Resika, and Dorothea Rockburne.

Photographic material, dating from 1845-2010, includes a wide variety of formats and processes including 19th and 20th photographic prints, glass plate negatives, copy prints, contact sheets, slides, and 35mm negatives. Subjects include artists and others associated with the Academy, the school, exhibitions and events, Academy buildings, artwork, and reference photographs. Many 19th century photographs contain descriptive annotations. Supplementary inventories and guides prepared by Academy archivists are scattered throughout the series.

Artist files date from 1826-2004 and include the correspondence, writings, manuscripts, diaries, exhibition catalogs, and clippings of many notable artists involved with the Academy, including Asher B. Durand and Rembrandt Peale. Of particular note are two notebooks Durand gifted to the Academy, both containing notes and sketches from anatomy lectures.

While printed material is scattered throughout, the final series collects a small number of additional announcements, brochures, clippings, illustrations, and other ephemera not filed in other series.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nineteen series.

Series 1: Minutes and Committee Files, 1825-2006 (11.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-11, BV 100-106)

Series 2: Director Files, 1942-1990 (0.5 linear feet; Box 11)

Series 3: Annual Reports, 1828-2003, circa 2010 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 11-13, OV 139-142)

Series 4: Constitutions, 1826-2012 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 13-14)

Series 5: Council Officers, 1848-1980 (4 linear feet; Boxes 14-18)

Series 6: General Administration, 1825-1982 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 18, 126)

Series 7: Exhibitions, 1826-2003, 2008 (14.4 linear feet; Boxes 18-33)

Series 8: Gifts and Funding, 1860-2009 (4.1 linear feet; Boxes 33-37)

Series 9: Membership, 1826-2012 (3.4 linear feet; Boxes 37-39, 127-131)

Series 10: National Academy Association, 1911-1959 (0.4 linear feet; Box 39)

Series 11: Ranger Fund Assignments, 1919-2008 (4.3 linear feet; Boxes 39-44)

Series 12: School, 1826-2008 (28.5 linear feet; Boxes 44-56, 68-99)

Series 13: Scrapbooks, 1828-1939 (4 linear feet; Box 56, BV 107-125)

Series 14: Society of American Artists, 1878-1906 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 56-57)

Series 15: Other Organizations, 1817-1997 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 57-59, 131)

Series 16: Oral History Transcripts, 2002-2007 (0.7 linear feet; Box 59)

Series 17: Photographic Material, 1845-2010 (6.1 linear feet; Boxes 60-63, 131-138, OV 143-144)

Series 18: Artist Files, 1826-2004 (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 63-66)

Series 19: Printed Material, 1839-1954 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 67, 131, OV 145)
Biographical / Historical:
The National Academy of Design (1825- ) based in New York City, is a tripartite organization consisting of a membership body of artists, a school, and an exhibition program. The Academy was founded in 1825 by a group of professional artists with the mission to promote the fine arts in America through exhibition and education. Originally named the New York Drawing Association, the Academy was the first organization in the United States established and managed by professional artists. Samuel F.B. Morse, the Academy's first president, was influenced by the organization of the Royal Academy in London, which was comprised of professional artist members and elected government council, an art school, and a venue for exhibitions. After unsuccessful negotiations to unite with the American Academy of Fine Arts, the New York Drawing Association reformed as the National Academy of The Arts of Design on January 19, 1826. Among the founders were mostly young artists who became prominent figures in American art, including Frederick S. Agate, Thomas Cole, Thomas S. Cummings, Asher B. Durand, John Frazee, Charles C. Ingham, Henry Inman, Gerlando Marsiglia, Samuel F. B. Morse, Samuel L. Waldo, and Charles Cushing Wright.

The first Academy members were elected in January 1826, and levels of membership were established shortly thereafter. Originally there were four levels of Academy membership: associates, academicians, artists, and honorary corresponding members. The category of artists was eliminated in 1829, and the honorary member category, established to recognize American artists living outside New York, distinguished foreign artists, and patrons and friends of the Academy, was eliminated in 1862 (the constitution was not amended with this change until 1896). Since 1869, the residency requirement for election to active membership was eliminated and membership was opened to all American artists. In 1920, the classification of honorary corresponding member was re-introduced to recognize representatives of other national academies. With the 1997 constitution, the honorary corresponding member classification was again eliminated, and in 1994 the associate category was eliminated.

Artists are proposed for membership by academicians through the membership committee and are elected for life by a sixty percent majority, based on recognized excellence and significant contributions to the field. Procedures and rules for nominating and choosing new academicians changed over the years, as detailed in the constitutions. Associates were at one time required to present a portrait of themselves upon election and academicians were required to provide an additional representative work upon election. With the elimination of the category of associate in 1994, only one representative work is currently required. These works of art become part of the Academy's permanent collection.

The original classes of professional artists were painting, sculpture, architecture, and engraving. These professional classes were modified over the years. In 1936 the engraving class was made more comprehensive, including all of the graphic arts. Watercolor was added as a class in 1943 and was codified in the 1945 constitution. However, the division into five distinct classes started to create difficulties in how specific works of art were to be categorized. In 1981 the council eased the rules regarding separate media classification so that members could submit a work in any medium to the annual exhibitions regardless of the class to which they had been elected. The constitution of 1994 restated four professional classes—painting, sculpture, graphics, and architecture—which were further reduced in the 2011 constitution to two: visual arts and architecture.

Until 2009, the governing body of the Academy was the council. The seven officers of the council were president, vice-president, treasurer, assistant treasurer, corresponding secretary, assistant corresponding secretary and recording secretary, all of whom were required to be academicians. In 2009, a new constitution provided for a board of governors, replacing the council. The five officers of the board of governors are chair, vice-chair, president, vice-president, and treasurer. Only the offices of president and vice-president are required to be held by academicians.

Central to the Academy's mission, the school began with an anatomy lecture for the New York Drawing Association, delivered by Dr. Frederick G. King in November 1825. The first drawing session took place in November 1826 in the Old Alms House at City Hall Park with two academicians and twenty students. In the school's early years, professional artists met with students to draw from plaster casts of antique sculpture in the academic tradition. Both lectures and studio training were central the school's early curricula. Life classes, the practice of drawing from live models, were introduced in 1837, but only to advanced male students. A life class for women was not instituted until 1857, even though women were allowed membership to the Academy since its beginning. Due to financial difficulties at the Academy, the school was forced to move locations and shut down its operations for extended periods. Mounting dissatisfaction and frustration led several students and Lemuel E. Wilmarth, one of the school's leaders and first full-time professional instructor, to leave the Academy in 1875 and form a new school, the Art Students League. While charging tuition was unpopular, the Academy realized that it was necessary to ensure the school's sustainability, and implemented fee structures with varying success over the second half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th. Eventually, tuition was established by 1951, when the school was reopened at a new location, 5th Avenue and 89th Street.

Exhibitions have always been an important activity for the Academy, even prior to the opening of the National Academy Museum in 1979. Since 1826, the Academy has held annual exhibitions intended to reflect contemporary art currents in America. Any American artist was eligible to submit work to be reviewed by a jury of selection, comprised of academicians. Throughout the 19th century, the annual exhibitions at the Academy were one of the most significant and influential in the country. The selection process for these exhibitions was a critical topic, at times actively discussed in the press, and continually undergoing modification and change. In addition to the Annuals, the galleries of the Academy were often rented or loaned to outside organizations such as the American Watercolor Society, Audubon Artists, and the National Association of Women Artists. The galleries also mounted special exhibitions curated by its members and hosted a certain number of travelling exhibitions organized by other museums or art organizations. The museum, opened in 1979, hosted and presented major exhibitions, many focusing on historic European subjects.

Official Names of the Academy 1825-2017

1825 -- The New York Drawing Association

1826 -- The National Academy of The Arts of Design

1828 -- The National Academy of Design

1997 -- The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Art

2017 -- The National Academy of Design

National Academy of Design Meeting, Exhibition, and School Locations

1826 -- Old Alms House at City Hall Park in lower Manhattan

1827-1830 -- Chambers Street over the Arcade Baths

1831-1840 -- Corner of Nassau and Beckman Streets, the Mercantile Library on the third floor of Clinton Hall

1841 to 1849 -- 346 Broadway (at Leonard Street), the third and fourth floors of the New York Society Library

1850-1854 -- 663 Broadway, where the Academy erected a suite of six galleries

1855-1856 -- 548 Broadway (over Dr. Chapin's Church)

1857 -- 663 Broadway

1858-1861 -- 10th Street and 4th Avenue, the upper floor of a building

1861-1863 -- 625 Broadway, the Institute of Art

1865-1899 -- 23rd Street and Fourth Avenue (now Park Avenue South)

1899-1940 -- 109th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; exhibition galleries at 215 West 57th Street

1940-2017 -- 1083 Fifth Avenue at East 89th Street
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated by the National Academy of Design in 2018. The trustees' ledger book in series 6 was donated in 1979 by Warder Cadbury of the Adirondack Museum; it is unclear how Cadbury acquired the ledger. Microfilm reels 798-799 containing transcriptions of minutes were given to the Archives by Lois Fink in 1974.
Restrictions:
This bulk of 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 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.
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Art Schools -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Citation:
National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.natiacad
See more items in:
National Academy of Design records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9790a36d2-0f17-4470-b1e2-0292dba3dd20
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-natiacad
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Society of American Artists, Jury of 1890

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Irving Ramsay Wiles, 1861 - 1948  Search this
William Anderson Coffin, 1855 - 1925  Search this
William Merritt Chase, 1 Nov 1849 - 25 Oct 1916  Search this
Horatio Walker, 1858 - 1938  Search this
Frank Edwin Elwell, 15 Jun 1858 - 23 Jan 1922  Search this
Thomas Hovenden, 1840 - 1895  Search this
Charles Russell Loomis, 1857 - 1936  Search this
Kenyon Cox, 27 Oct 1856 - 17 Mar 1919  Search this
William Morton Jackson Rice, 1854 - 1922  Search this
James Carroll Beckwith, 1852 - 1917  Search this
Thomas Wilmer Dewing, 4 May 1851 - 5 Nov 1938  Search this
Daniel Chester French, 20 Apr 1850 - 7 Oct 1931  Search this
G. Ruger Donoho, 1857 - 28 Jan 1916  Search this
Benjamin Rutherford Fitz, 1855 - 1891  Search this
H. Walker  Search this
Hugh Bolton Jones, 1848 - 1927  Search this
Theodore Robinson, 3 Jun 1852 - 2 Apr 1896  Search this
Charles Adams Platt, 1861 - 1933  Search this
Will Hicox Low, 1853 - 1932  Search this
William Sullivant Vanderbilt Allen  Search this
Frank Fowler, 1852 - 1910  Search this
Francis Coates Jones, 1857 - 1932  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 19.8 x 24.4 cm (7 13/16 x 9 5/8")
Mount: 28.2 x 32.3 cm (11 1/8 x 12 11/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1890
Topic:
Artist's Effects\Easel  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Will Hicox Low: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Will Hicox Low: Male  Search this
Benjamin Rutherford Fitz: Male  Search this
Benjamin Rutherford Fitz: Visual Arts\Artist\Portraitist  Search this
Benjamin Rutherford Fitz: Visual Arts\Art instructor  Search this
Horatio Walker: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Horatio Walker: Male  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Male  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Literature\Writer  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Visual Arts\Artist\Portraitist  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Visual Arts\Art critic  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Visual Arts\Art instructor  Search this
Kenyon Cox: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
Charles Adams Platt: Male  Search this
Charles Adams Platt: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Frank Edwin Elwell: Male  Search this
Frank Edwin Elwell: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Frank Edwin Elwell: Visual Arts\Art critic  Search this
Frank Edwin Elwell: Visual Arts\Curator  Search this
Thomas Hovenden: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Thomas Hovenden: Male  Search this
William Anderson Coffin: Male  Search this
William Anderson Coffin: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Landscape painter  Search this
Irving Ramsay Wiles: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Irving Ramsay Wiles: Male  Search this
Irving Ramsay Wiles: Education and Scholarship\Educator  Search this
Irving Ramsay Wiles: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Francis Coates Jones: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Francis Coates Jones: Male  Search this
Hugh Bolton Jones: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Hugh Bolton Jones: Male  Search this
William Merritt Chase: Male  Search this
William Merritt Chase: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
William Merritt Chase: Visual Arts\Artist\Portraitist  Search this
William Merritt Chase: Education and Scholarship\Founder\School  Search this
William Merritt Chase: Visual Arts\Artist\Still life artist  Search this
William Merritt Chase: Visual Arts\Architect\Landscape architect  Search this
Frank Fowler: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Frank Fowler: Male  Search this
Theodore Robinson: Male  Search this
Theodore Robinson: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Daniel Chester French: Male  Search this
Daniel Chester French: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
James Carroll Beckwith: Male  Search this
James Carroll Beckwith: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
James Carroll Beckwith: Visual Arts\Art instructor  Search this
William Morton Jackson Rice: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
William Morton Jackson Rice: Male  Search this
Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Male  Search this
Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Visual Arts\Artist\Portraitist  Search this
H. Walker: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
H. Walker: Undetermined  Search this
Charles Russell Loomis: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Charles Russell Loomis: Male  Search this
G. Ruger Donoho: Male  Search this
G. Ruger Donoho: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
William Sullivant Vanderbilt Allen: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
William Sullivant Vanderbilt Allen: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2009.7
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e56db766-a8b8-4213-b134-ba4d4d71ebda
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2009.7

Jefferson David Chalfant papers, 1885-1976

Creator:
Chalfant, Jefferson David, 1856-1931  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Ainslie, George H.  Search this
Folsom, George C.  Search this
Morris, Lawrence Johnson  Search this
Robbins, Richard  Search this
Sullivan, H. Wood  Search this
Craig and Evans (Firm)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
American Art Association (Society)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Jefferson David Chalfant papers, 1885-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7364
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209519
AAA_collcode_chaljeff
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209519

Dorothea Gilder papers regarding Cecilia Beaux, 1897-1920

Creator:
Gilder, Dorothea, 1882-1920  Search this
Subject:
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Citation:
Dorothea Gilder papers regarding Cecilia Beaux, 1897-1920. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5883
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208723
AAA_collcode_gilddoro
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208723
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Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950

Creator:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Subject:
Dow, Thomas Millie  Search this
Emerson, Edward Waldo  Search this
Emerson, Ralph Waldo  Search this
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne  Search this
Colman, Samuel  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
White, Stanford  Search this
Thayer, Kate Bloede  Search this
Thayer, Mary  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Foster, Ben  Search this
Plunket, Jean Reasoner  Search this
Meryman, Richard Sumner  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Gellatly, John  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang  Search this
Taber, E. M.  Search this
Sainsbury, Everton  Search this
Reasoner, David  Search this
Thayer, Gladys  Search this
Thayer, Gerald Handerson  Search this
Thayer, Emma B.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Naturalism  Search this
Camouflage (Biology)  Search this
Art and camouflage  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7440
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209598
AAA_collcode_thayabbo
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209598
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Frederick H. Clark papers, 1875-1934

Creator:
Clark, Frederick H. (Frederick Hatfield), 1861-1948  Search this
Subject:
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
American Society of Miniature Painters  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
School of Industrial Design (Trenton, N.J.)  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Citation:
Frederick H. Clark papers, 1875-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7461
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209619
AAA_collcode_clarfred
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209619

Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918

Creator:
Fitzgerald, Charles, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art criticism -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8177
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210348
AAA_collcode_fitzchar
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210348
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Richard Watson and Helena de Kay Gilder papers, 1874-1878

Creator:
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909  Search this
Gilder, Helena de Kay, 1846 or 8-1916  Search this
Subject:
De Kay, Charles  Search this
American Art Association (Society)  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
Citation:
Richard Watson and Helena de Kay Gilder papers, 1874-1878. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8209
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210380
AAA_collcode_gildrich
Theme:
Diaries
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210380

Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents, 1834-1973

Creator:
Zalesch, Saul E. (Saul Erich)  Search this
Subject:
Indiana, Robert  Search this
Lage, William Potter  Search this
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)  Search this
Doughty, Thomas  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco  Search this
Foster, Ben  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Martin, Homer Dodge  Search this
Merry, C. M.  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard  Search this
Story, Franklin H.  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Teal, William P.  Search this
Vedder, Elihu  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Williams, Gluyas  Search this
Lippold, Richard  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr  Search this
Champney, James Wells  Search this
Betts, Louis  Search this
Baldridge, C. LeRoy  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney)  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
Brooklyn Art Association  Search this
Citation:
Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents, 1834-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211035
AAA_collcode_zalesaul
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211035

Howard Russell Butler papers, 1874-1936

Creator:
Butler, Howard Russell, 1856-1934  Search this
Subject:
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Carnegie, Andrew  Search this
American Fine Arts Society  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Citation:
Howard Russell Butler papers, 1874-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Landscape painting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8987
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211175
AAA_collcode_butlhowa
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211175
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John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922

Creator:
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Subject:
Hunter, Charles, Mrs.  Search this
Blaney, Edith H.  Search this
Citation:
John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Portrait painters -- England -- London  Search this
Art -- Commissioning  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9061
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211253
AAA_collcode_sargjohn
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211253
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National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012

Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Ranger, Henry Ward  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Citation:
National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Art instruction and services  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9080
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211273
AAA_collcode_natiacad
Theme:
Art instruction and services
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211273
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Julian Alden Weir papers, 1869-1966

Creator:
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Subject:
Baude, Charles  Search this
Bastien-Lepage, Jules  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll)  Search this
Dubois, Charles  Search this
Edelfelt, Albert  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon  Search this
Hinckley, Robert C.  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Peppercorn, A. D.  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Wencker, Joseph  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Young, Dorothy Weir  Search this
Ely, Caroline Alden  Search this
Citation:
Julian Alden Weir papers, 1869-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13530
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211539
AAA_collcode_weirjuli
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211539

Kenyon and Louise Cox papers, 1876-1977

Creator:
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Cox, Louise Howland King, 1865-1945  Search this
Subject:
Cox, Louise Howland King  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Illustrated letters
Citation:
Kenyon and Louise Cox papers, 1876-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9410
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211608
AAA_collcode_coxkenyl
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211608
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Emil Carlsen and Carlsen family photographs, circa 1885-circa 1930, bulk 1910-1930

Creator:
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Subject:
Carlsen, Luella May  Search this
Carlsen, Dines  Search this
Type:
Glass plate negatives
Copy prints
Photographs
Citation:
Emil Carlsen and Carlsen family photographs, circa 1885-circa 1930, bulk 1910-1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6598
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215902
AAA_collcode_carlemil
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215902
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John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow, 1904 Oct. 15

Creator:
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Subject:
Bigelow, Frank B.  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
New York Society Library  Search this
Citation:
John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow, 1904 Oct. 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21773
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287744
AAA_collcode_lafajohn1
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_287744

Catalogue of the Society of American Fakirs, 1891-1914?

Creator:
Society of American Fakirs  Search this
Subject:
Society of American Fakirs  Search this
Citation:
Catalogue of the Society of American Fakirs, 1891-1914?. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Parody in art  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21786
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305685
AAA_collcode_sociamfa
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_305685

Samuel T. Shaw papers, 1889-1946

Creator:
Shaw, Samuel T., 1861-1945  Search this
Citation:
Samuel T. Shaw papers, 1889-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17572
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)394812
AAA_collcode_shawsamue
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_394812
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Biographical Information on Bessie Potter Vonnoh

Collection Creator:
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter, 1872-1955  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955, 19--
Collection Restrictions:
A portion of the collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Bessie Potter Vonnoh papers, circa 1860-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Bessie Potter Vonnoh papers
Bessie Potter Vonnoh papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9725fd33d-3529-4e19-a40a-018d5cef4809
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vonnbess-ref14
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