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Cooperative art building

Creator:
American Institute of Graphic Arts  Search this
Names:
American Institute of Graphic Arts  Search this
Art Alliance of America  Search this
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation  Search this
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages (22 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
A brochure describing the plan to build a headquarters for New York City's many disparate art organizations. The cooperating organizations are listed: American Institute of Graphic Arts; Art Alliance of America; Louis C. Tiffany Foundation; National Society of Craftsmen; Pictorial Photographers of America; Society of Illustrators; and Society of Jewelry Designers.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York, [ca. 1920]
General:
Final page lists executive committee: Mrs. Ripley Hitchcock, David P. Hughes, and Heyworth Campbell.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.ameringr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ameringr

Abril Lamarque papers

Creator:
Lamarque, Abril, 1904-1999  Search this
Names:
Abril Lamarque Creations  Search this
Art Directors Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bacardí Corporation (Puerto Rico)  Search this
Dell Publishing Company  Search this
International Brotherhood of Magicians  Search this
Iowa State University  Search this
National Press Club (U.S.)  Search this
New York Daily News (Firm)  Search this
New York Times  Search this
Oklahoma State University  Search this
Society of American Magicians  Search this
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States. Department of State  Search this
University Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
García Cabral, Ernesto, 1890-1968  Search this
Hoffmaster, Paul  Search this
Kozlowski, Karol, 1885-1969  Search this
Lamarque, Juan Abril  Search this
Lamarque, Milagros Abril  Search this
Massaguer, Conrado Walter, 1889-1965  Search this
Portell-Vilá, Herminio, 1901-1992  Search this
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Extent:
6.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Caricatures
Sketches
Illustrations
Illustrated letters
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
1883-2001
bulk 1904-1999
Summary:
The papers of Cuban born cartoonist, caricaturist, graphic designer, illustrator, and art director Abril Lamarque papers date from 1883-2001, with the bulk of the material ranging from 1904-1999, and measure 6.8 linear feet. His papers contain biographical material; correspondence; writings; files on the many seminars and workshop he taught; scattered financial records; files concerning his business Abril Lamarque Creations; subject files; clippings; printed illustrations of his comics, designs, illustrations, and other work; seven scrapbooks; two sketchbooks, sketches and drawings by him, and artwork by others, including his sister, his brother, Paul Hoffmaster, Enrique Riverón, and H. Portell Vilá; and photographs and negatives depicting Lamarque, Lamarque at work, Lamarque's magic shows, examples of advertising, and friends and colleagues.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Cuban born cartoonist, caricaturist, graphic designer, illustrator, and art director Abril Lamarque papers date from 1883-2001, with the bulk of the material ranging from 1904-1999, and measure 6.8 linear feet. His papers contain biographical material; correspondence; writings; files on the many seminars and workshops he taught; scattered financial records; files concerning his business Abril Lamarque Creations; subject files; clippings; printed illustrations of his comics, designs, illustrations, and other work; seven scrapbooks; two sketchbooks, sketches and drawings by him, and others, including his sister, his brother, Paul Hoffmaster, Enrique Riverón, and H. Portell Vilá; and photographs and negatives depicting Lamarque, Lamarque at work, Lamarque's magic shows, examples of advertising, and friends and colleagues.

Biographical materials include of materials related to Abril Lamarque's many professional and personal associations, including the Art Directors Club, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the National Press Club, the New York University Club, the Society of American Magicians, and the Society of Illustrators. Material types include membership cards, documents, event posters, and yearbooks. Also included are some personal documents, information on Abril Lamarque and his family, Lamarque's collection of humorous business cards, and eulogies written about Lamarque.

Correspondence is generally scattered, but includes letters to and from illustrators and artists including Ernesto Garcia Cabral, Paul Hoffmaster, Conrado Massaguer, and Lamarque's brother, Juan Abril Lamarque. Some letters are illustrated. Also included is business correspondence, subjects and correspondents including the Dell Publishing Company, the New York Times, and correspondence related to workshops and lectures, including his work at Iowa State University and Oklahoma State University.

Writings chiefly document Lamarque's career in graphic and publication design, and consist of articles, an unpublished draft on publication design, manuals, and book reviews. Also included are scripts for magic shows performed by Lamarque. Writings by others are present, and include limericks written about Lamarque by friends and an autobiography of Lamarque's wife, Milagros Abril Lamarque.

The Workshops series consists of advertisements, press releases, handbooks, publication design layout examples, and other materials related to Lamarque's career in teaching publication design workshops and seminars. Also present within the collection are various financial materials. Abril Lamarque Creations materials document Lamarque's design firm, active 1940-1941, which focused on the design and manufacture of modern decorative accessories for the home, such as serving trays, cigarette holders and jewelry. Photographs, drawings, and advertisements in this series document the product design and sales.

The collection includes several subject files concerning the Bacardi Company, the Dell Publishing Company, and Cuban caricaturist and publisher Conrado Massaguer. Files on Massaguer include illustrations, posters, magazines, clippings, and articles. The Subject Files also include materials collected about Mexican caricaturist Ernesto García, self-taught Polish painter Karol Kozlowski, and several other illustrators and political figures of interest to Lamarque.

Printed materials make up the bulk of the collection. Found are numerous examples of his design work for the New York World-Telegram and Evening Mail, the New York Daily News, the New York Times, US News-World Report, Dell Publishing Company, and others; as well as cartoons, caricatures, and illustrations by Lamarque. Clippings of the comic strip Monguito and editions of the Havana newspaper Lunes de Diario de Cuba are present. Printed material also includes posters, including Lamarque's designs for the "Aluminum for Britain" project, which he was asked to discontinue by the U.S. State Department. Also found in this collection are graphic design and illustration clippings collected by Lamarque.

Also found within the collection are seven scrapbooks containing clippings and articles, illustrations, scattered letters, photographs, invitations, artwork, and other materials detailing Lamarque's extensive artistic career and his amateur magic performances.

Original artwork includes drawings, sketches, prints, and design by-products by Abril Lamarque. Artwork by Lamarque includes silkscreens of dictators; drawings and printing plates for Monguito comics; page banners for Film Fun and other publications; and design paste-ups. Artwork created by others found within the series includes caricatures of Lamarque, sketches by Juan Abril Lamarque, and prints by Paul Hoffmaster.

Photographs included in the collection document Abril Lamarque's life and career, and show Lamarque with friends and colleagues, and performing as an amateur magician for both children and adult audiences.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eleven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1917-2001 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, OV 12)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1990 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, OV 12)

Series 3: Writings, 1925-1981 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2, OV 13)

Series 4: Workshops, circa 1940-circa 1985 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2, OV 13)

Series 5: Financial Records, 1924-1989 (4 folders; Box 2)

Series 6: Abril Lamarque Creations, circa 1940-circa 1945 (6 folders; Box 2, OV 13)

Series 7: Subject Files, 1905-1996 (0.5 linear feet; Box 4, OV 14)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1883-1989 (1.5 linear feet; Box 3, 4, 6, and 11, OV 15-17)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1920-1959 (1 linear foot; Boxes 7-9, OV 10)

Series 10: Original Artwork, circa 1914-1988 (0.5 linear feet; Box 4, OV 18)

Series 11: Photographic Material, circa 1920-circa 1985 (0.5 linear feet; Box 5, OV 19)
Biographical Note:
Eduardo Abril Lamarque (1904-1999) was a Cuban born cartoonist, caricaturist, graphic designer, illustrator, and art director who worked primarily in New York City.

Eduardo Abril Lamarque was born in Cuba on August 28, 1904. His parents sent him to the United States in 1916 when he was twelve to study English and business administration. He lived with an American family in Brooklyn. At age 15, Lamarque's first cartoon was published in the Boy Scout section of the New York World-Telegram and Evening Mail. Four years later he created Bla-Bla, a comic strip that appeared regularly in the New York Daily News. He is credited with creating, in the early 1920s, the first Spanish language comic strip that was not translated from English. The title cartoon character, Monguito, was a hapless soul, fully dressed in business suit and hat, who kept getting into sticky situations. Lamarque produced hundreds of these strips which were picked up by the New York based United Feature Syndicate and published daily in Spanish language newspapers throughout Latin America and the United States.

When he was twenty, Lamarque returned to Cuba to work as the artistic director for the Havana newspaper Lunes de Diario de Cuba. He also published a booklet designed to teach the elements of caricature drawing. Lamarque returned to New York and was hired by the New York World Telegram and Evening Mail as a caricaturist. He produced political cartoons and caricatures for the paper, introducing his "radiocatures", which involved providing instructions on the radio for filling in a grid in the newspaper to produce a caricature of well-known figure in the news.

In 1927, at the age of 23, he became the first art director of Dell Publishing Company - a magazine empire that included Film Fun, I Confess, War Stories, Modern Screen, Popular Song, Spotlight, Radio Stars, Theatrical Page, Ballyhoo, and Modern Romances. He continued working there for 14 years.

In 1940-1941, Lamarque established Abril Lamarque Creations, a design firm that specialized in elegant and functional household objects and jewelry in a modernist tradition. His signature piece was the Pallettray, a serving tray modeled after an artist's palette and hand-finished in exotic woods.

Between 1941 and 1946, Lamarque became the first art director for the Sunday edition of the New York Times and redesigned the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review. Throughout his career, Lamarque designed and redesigned countless magazines and journals, including American Weekly, New York News, Metropolitan Life, Popular Science, This Week, US News-World Report, and others.

In 1948, Lamarque established a successful graphic design studio in New York that provided a full spectrum of design services, including annual reports, posters, product labeling, corporate publications, advertising, logos, package designs, and brochures. His clients included Barcardi Company, Con Edison, Ericcson Telephone, General Cable, Berlitz School, Lipton, Monsanto, and numerous magazines. In 1958, he was given the National Award for Graphic Design in packaging. His design for the annual American Red Cross poster was selected for the 1948 national Red Cross campaign.

His success and high demand as a publication art director, consultant, and designer was attributed to innovative design principles he based on the German Bauhaus School and its philosophy that promoted functional design principles. Lamarque reduced these principles to a set of guidelines suitable for page design and applied them successfully to a wide variety of publication and print layouts.

Lamarque's teaching experience began in the early 1940s with seminars and workshops he conducted for the publishing industry. He joined the faculty of New York University School of Continuing Education in 1958, where he taught until 1963, and later joined the Crowell Collier Institute and taught publication design workshops across the United States and Canada. He also gave workshops and courses at Oklahoma State School of Journalism.

Lamarque was a long-time member of the Society of Illustrators, Society of Art Directors, the Dutch Treat Club, National Press Club, and New York University Club. He was also an amateur magician and member of the Society of American Magicians. He performed magic acts for the annual Christmas party of the Society of Illustrators. Abril Lamarque died in 1999 at the age of 94.
Provenance:
Martha Lamarque Sarno and Lita M. Elvers assembled and donated their father's papers to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in 2001.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Cartoonists  Search this
Design -- Study and teaching  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Magicians -- United States  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Art directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Caricatures
Sketches
Illustrations
Illustrated letters
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk 1904-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lamaabri
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lamaabri
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200 years of American illustration : [exhibition] November 19, 1976- February 15, 1977 / New-York Historical Society Museum

Title:
Two hundred years of American illustration
Author:
New-York Historical Society Museum  Search this
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[36] p. : ill. ; 19 x 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Commercial art  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Call number:
NC998.5.A1 A15 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_836535

Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.) [Folder]

Additional name:
Society of Illustrators Galleries  Search this
Society of Illustrators. Museum of American Illustration  Search this
Associated Illustrators  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_102083

The illustrator in America, 1860-2000 / by Walt Reed

Author:
Reed, Walt  Search this
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
452 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Illustrators  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Call number:
NC975 .R32 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_616536

Famous American illustrators / by Arpi Ermoyan

Author:
Ermoyan, Arpi  Search this
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
218 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.) ; 31 x 30 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Illustrators  Search this
Illustration of books--Awards  Search this
Magazine illustration--Awards  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_555328

The illustrator in America, 1880-1980 : a century of illustration / Walt and Roger Reed ; design by Art Weithas

Author:
Reed, Walt  Search this
Reed, Roger  Search this
Reed, Walt Illustrator in America, 1900-1960's  Search this
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
355 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
C1984
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Illustrators  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Call number:
NC975 .R32 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_229445

The New illustration

Author:
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
C1985
20th century
Topic:
Commercial art  Search this
Magazine illustration--Catalogs  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)--History--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NC998.5.A1N48 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_271005

Twenty years of award winners / Society of Illustrators ; concept and design by Art Weithas ; introduction by Walt Reed ; edited by Gerald McConnell

Author:
Weithas, Art  Search this
McConnell, Gerald 1931-  Search this
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
ca. 400 p. : all ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
C1981
20th century
Topic:
Illustration of books--Awards  Search this
Magazine illustration--Awards  Search this
Call number:
NC975 .T9X
NC975.T9X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143296

Illustrators

Title:
Society of Illustrators ... Annual of American Illustration <1992>-2003
Author:
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
45 v. : ill. (part col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1959
2003
Topic:
Illustration of books  Search this
Call number:
AP1 .I29
NC975.A1 I29
NC975.A1 I5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_69038

Illustration in the third dimension : the artist turned craftsman / Society of Illustrators

Author:
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
C1977
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6512.S63 1977X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_94123

Americans abroad : J. C. Leyendecker and the European academic influence on American illustration / essay by Alice A. Carter ; curated by Judy Francis Zankel and Terry Brown ; Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators

Author:
Carter, Alice A  Search this
Carter, Alice A  Search this
Zankel, Judy Francis  Search this
Brown, Terry  Search this
Leyendecker, J. C (Joseph Christian) 1874-1951  Search this
Museum of American Illustration  Search this
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Leyendecker, J. C (Joseph Christian) 1874-1951  Search this
Leyendecker, J. C (Joseph Christian) 1874-1951 Influence  Search this
Physical description:
[80] p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Europe
Date:
2008
C2008
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Art, European--Influence  Search this
Call number:
NC975.5.L4 A4 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_914614

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