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Midtown Galleries records

Creator:
Midtown Galleries  Search this
Names:
Midtown-Payson Galleries  Search this
Betts, Edward H., 1920-  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-  Search this
Coiner, Charles T., 1897-  Search this
Davis, Gladys Rockmore, 1901-1967  Search this
Etnier, Stephen, 1903-1984  Search this
Etting, Emlen, 1905-1993  Search this
Fiene, Ernest, 1894-  Search this
Gruskin, Alan D. (Alan Daniel), 1904-1970  Search this
Gruskin, Mary J.  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hale, Nathan Cabot  Search this
Healey, Francis C.  Search this
Kingman, Dong, 1911-  Search this
Lahm, Ren'ee, 1897-1945  Search this
Magafan, Ethel, 1916-1993  Search this
Maldarelli, Oronzio, 1892-1962  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino, 1896-  Search this
Martin, Fletcher, 1904-1979  Search this
Meyer, Fred  Search this
Moller, Hans, 1905-  Search this
Nagler, Edith Kroger, 1890-1986  Search this
Nagler, Fred, 1891-1983  Search this
Palmer, William C., 1906-  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Reinhardt, Siegfried, 1925-1984  Search this
Rosenthal, Doris Patty, 1889-1971  Search this
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Schoener, Jason  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974  Search this
Shulkin, Anatol, 1899-1961  Search this
Simkhovitch, Simka, 1893-1949  Search this
Sokole, Miron, 1901-  Search this
Soyer, Isaac, 1902-1981  Search this
Taubes, Frederic, 1900-  Search this
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Varga, Margit, 1908-2005  Search this
Vickrey, Robert, 1926-  Search this
Wingate, Arline, 1906-1998  Search this
Extent:
86.82 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Video recordings
Date:
1904-1997
Summary:
The records of Midtown Galleries measure 86.82 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1997. The collection documents the operation and general administration of the business and includes artist records, exhibition material, inventories, financial records, photographs, and printed material.
Scope and Content Note:
Records of Midtown Galleries [including the addition], circa 1904-1997, comprise 86.82 linear feet on 117 microfilm reels. Records are sparse for the early years when the gallery was operated as a cooperative. As the business expanded and became profitable, recordkeeping was more systematic and thorough. Records consist of administrative correspondence, 1927-1989 and undated; exhibition records, 1934-1982 and undated; inventories and sales records, 1946-1980 and undated; financial records, 1933-1957; miscellaneous, 1934-1985 and undated; photographs, circa 1925-circa 1980; printed matter, 1932-1982 and undated; personal papers of Alan D. and Mary J. Gruskin, 1932-1983 and undated; and Papers of Francis C. Healey, 1932-1935 and undated An addition, represents scattered material, 1932-1997 and undated, that remained after the gallery closed in 1995. It includes administrative records, 1934-1995 and undated; photographs circa 1938-1988 and undated; artists records, 1932-1993 and undated; exhibitions, 1958-1993 and undated; videotapes, 1977-1988; and oversize printed matter, 1973-1977 and undated Because microfilmimg of the Midtown Galleries records was already underway when this material was received, it could not be integrated with the main portion of the collection.

Administrative correspondence is categorized as General Correspondence, Artists Correspondence, and Artists Applications. General Correspondence is with clients, collectors, museums and galleries, arts organizations, and businesses providing services to Midtown Galleries, and concerns routine business matters. Artists Correspondence contains both personal and business letters since the Gruskins were close friends of many artists represented by Midtown Galleries. Artists Applications consists of correspondence with artists seeking representation by Midtown Galleries. Both accepted and rejected artists are included in this subseries.

Exhibition records includes schedules and general correspondence about cooperative exhibitions and traveling shows. Exhibition files, arranged by title, contain correspondence concerning arrangements for each show.

Inventories include listings by artist and by warehouse location; also, lists of paintings on consignment, paintings returned to artists, loan/shipping log, and "traffic cards." Sales records include "groups totals,: artists account ledger, and sales slips.

Financial records consist of bills paid, banking records, accounting records, and tax returns with related documentation.

Miscellaneous items include manuscripts of Isabel Bishop Catalogue Raisonne and Biography by Karl Lunde and The Art of Philip Guston by Lester D. Longman. Also included are legal documents such as Act of Incorporation, partnership agreement, and leases; 32 guest registers, 1924-1985 and undated, and 15 samples of artist-designed fabrics produced by Onandoga Silk Co., 1946-1947.

Photographs of people include founders Alan D. Gruskin and Francis C. Healey, Mary J. Gruskin (Mrs. Alan D.) and many artists affiliated with Midtown Galleries. Photographs of works of art are by Midtown artists and others. Also, illustrations for Painting in the U.S.A. by Alan D. Gruskin; 2 albums of photographs of the work of Waldo Peirce, circa 1925-1930s (probably compiled by Peirce). Photographs of exhibitions include Midtown Galleries exhibitions and shows elsewhere featuring works by Midtown artists. Miscellaneous photographs include: Gruskin's Department Store (Pa.); models used by artists Julien Binford, Henry Koerner, and Doris Rosenthal; properties owned by Julien Binford and Hans Moeller; Anatol Shulkin's travel pictures of the Soviet Union; store window displays featuring Midtown artists, and fashion models at Midtown Galleries.

Printed matter includes material produced by Midtown Galleries: exhiition catalogs, 1932-1983 and undated; news releases, 1932-1983 and undated; Midtown News, 1965-1970; and miscellaneous items, 1943-1970 and undated Printed matter produced by others includes is comprised of artists files consisting mainly of newsclippings; also, articles about Midtown Galleries and the Gruskins.

Personal papers of Mary J. and Alan D. Gruskin contain biographical information, correspondence, financial records, miscellaneous items, calendars, and writings of Alan D. Gruskin. Correspondence, 1931-1970 and undated, with family and friends concerns personal business; also, letters of condolence on the death of Alan D. Gruskin, 1970. Financial records include personal finances and documentation of gifts of artwork to institutions, with appraisals and tax information. Calendars, 1939-1983, record both personal engagements and some business appointments. Writings of Alan D. Gruskin include manuscripts and drafts of columns, short stories, a screenplay, radio broadcasts, and lecture notes from courses at Harvard.

Papers of Francis C. Healey are comprised of correspondence that relates to both gallery and ersonal business. Also included are scripts and drafts for radio broadcasts, printed matter, press releases, and proposals for radio programs.

Administrative records received with the addition include general correspondence, correspondence with clients, and correspondence regarding gifts, sales and purchases. Records concerning the sale of Midtown Galleries to John Whitney Payson include Gruskin's and Payson's inventories. Also, included is a history of the gallery.

Photographs are of the Gruskins, their friends, and country house; also, views of Midtown exhibitions, openings, artists, and individual works of art.

Artists records are comprised mainly of artists files, largely containing printed matter. Among the artists records are a file of holiday cards by various artists, many with original artwork. Also included are catalogs of group shows featuring Midtown artists at other galleries

Exhibition materials include announcements, news releases, catalogs, miscellaneous printed matter, and a guest book. A small number of these items are dated after Payson's purchase of Midtown Galleries.

Videotapes of William Palmer, Isabel Bishop, and Robert Vickrey, as well as oversize printed matter relating to Midtown artists, complement the artists records.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 10 series. A detailed explanation of the arrangement of each series is provided with the series descriptions. Each series is subdivided, often by record type, with categories usually arranged chronologically; exceptions are noted. Administrative correspondence (Series 1) is arranged alphabetically, as are many inventories sales records (Series 3). Photographs of people, exhibitions, and works of art (Series 6) are arranged alphabetically, as are the artists files and exhibition clippings portions of the printed matter (Series 7). The addition is described separately in Appendix A; and, wherever possible, reel and frame numbers of related materials received and filmed with the addition have been included in the main text's series descriptions.

Series 1: Administrative Correspondence, 1927-1989, undated (51 linear ft.)

Series 2: Exhibitions, 1932-1982, undated (4 linear feet)

Series 3: Inventories and Sales Records, 1932-1980, undated (5.3 linear ft.)

Series 4: Financial Records, 1933-1957 (3.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Miscellaneous, 1934-1985, undated (2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1925-circa 1980 (6.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Matter, 1932-1990, undated (7.25 linear ft.)

Series 8: Personal Papers of Alan D. and Mary J. Gruskin, 1904-1990, undated (4.5 linear feet)

Series 9: Papers of Francis C. Healey, 1932-1935, undated (0.5 linear ft.)

Series 10: Addition, 1932-1997, undated (2.5 linear feet)
Historical Note:
Alan D. Gruskin (1904-1970) hoped to become an artist, but while still a student realized that his talents were better suited to art administration than painting. Following graduation from Harvard University, he worked at a New York gallery that specialized in old masters, returning home to Pennsylvania after a year to pursue a writing career that ultimately proved unsuccessful. Gruskin returned to New York and opened Midtown Galleries at 559 Fifth Avenue in 1932. Specializing in work by living American artists, Midtown was one of a rather small number of commercial galleries in New York City that showed contemporary American art. Midtown Galleries represented academic and realist painters, and purposely avoided abstract art.

Founded during the Depression, Midtown Galleries was a shoe-string operation in its early years. Originally operated as a cooperative, Midtown Galleries' participating artists contributed to the costs and work of presenting exhibitions. Between 1932 and 1935, Gruskin served as "Art Director" of the gallery and his business partner, Francis C. Healey was "Publicity Director." Healey appears to have been responsible for weekly broadcasts on NBC radio designed to interest people in visiting the gallery. The 15-minute programs consisted of discussions with museum directors, curators, artists, writers, and musicians about a broad range of cultural topics. Copies of the scripts were offered for a dime, and the payments mailed by radio listeners bought Gruskin's meals. During this period, Gruskin lived in the gallery. After Healey's departure in 1935, Midtown Galleries ceased to be run as a cooperative.

Midtown Galleries usually represented approximately two dozen artists, and many remained with the gallery for decades. They included: Julien Binford, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Gladys Rockmore Davis, Emlen Etting, Maurice Freedman, Dong Kingman, Oronzio Maldarelli, William C. Palmer, Waldo Peirce, Doris Rosenthal, Zoltan L. Sepeshy, Frederic Taubes, William Thon, Margit Varga, and Robert Vickrey.

Gruskin worked to educate and interest the public in American art and to promote the artists he represented. In addition to countless reviews, articles, and catalog essays, he wrote three books: Painting in the U.S.A. (1946), The Watercolors of Dong Kingman and How the Artist Works (1958), William Thon: The Artist and His Technique (1964). Gruskin advocated the use of fine art in advertising and industry, obtaining commissions for his artists and at the same time assisting clients in building corporate collections. A prime example is the Upjohn Company which, at Gruskin's urging, included reproductions of paintings in "Your Doctor Speaks," a series of public service announcements. Many of the paintings were purchased subsequently, forming the basis of the Upjohn Collection. A traveling exhibition, The Upjohn Company Collection of Contemporary American Paintings, was circulated by Midtown Galleries and featured in a Life magazine article about fine art and advertising. Another example is the fabric patterns, based on paintings by several of Midtown Galleries' artists, commissioned by the Onandoga Silk Company; the fabrics were used for dresses by popular designers, with fashion shows and window displays of paintings by the participating artists at selected department stores throughout the country. Working closely with architects and interior designers, Gruskin and Midtown Galleries were innovators in the use of domestic and business settings to showcase art with Art In Interiors, a series of exhibitions held annually between 1952 and 1961.

Midtown Galleries was a pioneer in circulating traveling exhibitions to colleges and art associations in communities distant from major art museums and commercial galleries. Beginning in 1936 and or more than 35 years, Midtown Galleries circulated 8-10 shows throughout the country each year; most were group shows organized around a theme, though occasional solo exhibitions were offered. Other important exhibitions off the premises were the Central Illinois Art Exposition, 1939, and the contemporary American art exhibition at the New York World's Fair, 1964-1965. The 1939 show organized by Gruskin for the Bloomington, Illinois, Art Association was a large exhibition of American art borrowed from a variety of institutions; the very well-publicized show was heavily attended, drawing visitors from a large area of the rural Midwest, many of whom had never visited a museum or seen original art.

1932 -- established as a cooperative gallery at 559 Fifth Ave. by Alan D. Gruskin (Art Director) and Francis C. Healey (Public Relations Director); Midtown Galleries presented programs on contemporary American art broadcast by NBC radio

1934-1935 -- Tudor City Art Galleries at 8 Prospect Place, New York City, featuring works by Midtown Galleries' artists and others, administered by Gruskin and Healey

1935 -- departure of Francis C. Healey; gallery moved to 605 Madison Ave.; gallery ceased to be run as a cooperative

1936 -- began traveling exhibitions to universities, museums, and regional art associations

1939 -- Central Illinois Art Exposition (Bloomington, Ill.)

1946 -- San Francisco branch opened and closed; publication of Painting in the U.S.A. by Alan D. Gruskin

1951 -- gallery moved to 17 East 57th Street

1958 -- publication of The Watercolors of Dong Kingman and How the Artist Works by Alan D. Gruskin

1962 -- gallery moved to 11 East 57th Street

1964 -- exhibition of contemporary American art at the New York World's Fair, organized by Midtown Galleries; shown in American Interiors Pavilion, this was the only exhibit of its kind at the Fair; publication of William Thon: The Artist and His Technique by Alan D. Gruskin

1966 -- loan of Midtown Galleries' records for microfilming by the Archives of American Art; this small selection, along with many other gallery records, was donated by Mary Gruskin to the Archives between 1972 and 1991, with an additional gift in 1997

1970 -- death of Alan D. Gruskin (1904-1970); Mary J. Gruskin assumes position of Director

1972 -- first portion of Midtown Galleries' records donated to the Archives of American Art by Mrs. Gruskin

1985 -- sale of Midtown Galleries to John Whitney Payson; Bridget Moore, Director, and Mary J. Gruskin, Director Emerita

1986 -- majority of Midtown Galleries' records acquired by the Archives of American Art

1990 -- name changed to Midtown-Payson Galleries; gallery moved to 745 Fifth Ave.

1991 -- additional gift of records by Mrs. Gruskin

1992 -- records arranged, described, and prepared for microfilming

1993 -- microfilming began; continued sporadically, in small segments

1995 -- Midtown-Payson Galleries closed

1997 -- additional gift of records by Mrs. Gruskin

1999 -- microfilming completed
Provenance:
Midtown Galleries loaned a small number of records consisting of news releases, 1939-1966, and exhibition schedules to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1966. Subsequently, Mary J. Gruskin donated this material, along with many other gallery records, to the Archives in several installments between 1972 and 1991; an additional gift was received in 1997. The portion loaned in 1966 is now integrated with the main records and has been refilmed in sequence. Unfortunately, the addition of 1997 was received in Washington, D.C. after microfilming was well underway. The addition has been microfilmed and described separately as Series 10. Wherever possible, the main text has been annotated with reel and frame numbers for related items contained in the addition.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Midtown Galleries records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. 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:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Video recordings
Citation:
Midtown Galleries records, 1904-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
AAA.midtgall
See more items in:
Midtown Galleries records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-midtgall

The Brumbaugh Collection of Artist Letters

Creator:
Brumbaugh, Thomas B. (Thomas Brendle), 1921-  Search this
Names:
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Cloar, Carroll  Search this
Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927  Search this
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Harding, Chester, 1792-1866  Search this
Healey, George.  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Moser, James Henry, 1854-1913  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Reid, Robert, 1862-1929  Search this
Robus, Hugo, 1885-1964  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871  Search this
Soyer, Isaac, 1902-1981  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892  Search this
Extent:
73 Items (Letters, written in ink, ball point, graphite, typewriter)
26 Items (Stamps)
3 Items (Photographs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Place:
USA -- Tennessee -- Nashville
Date:
1831-1979
Scope and Contents:
This collection is an amalgamation of letters written and recieved by prominent figures in 19th and 20th century American Art. Included in the collection is a significant portion of letters from Abbott Thayer to correspondents from his circle of family, friends and art world figures such as Maria Oakey Dewing and Samuel Coleman.
Arrangement:
Organized alphabetically by author.
Biographical / Historical:
Beginning in his youth Thomas Brumbaugh collected autographed correspondence. Mr. Brumbaugh's collecting instincts resulted in a unique collaborative collection providing a glimpse into the lives of a variety of 19th and 20th century American artists, such as Abbott Thayer. Brumbaugh was a professor of fine arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and author of many articles on American art and artists.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.06
Other Archival Materials:
Thomas B. Brumbaugh research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1876-1994 (bulk 1960s-1994); Also located at Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.06
See more items in:
The Brumbaugh Collection of Artist Letters
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2009-06
Online Media:

Isaac Soyer letters and photograph, 1938-1946

Creator:
Soyer, Isaac, 1902-1981  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5745
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208584
AAA_collcode_soyeisaa
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208584

Isaac Soyer letters and photograph

Creator:
Soyer, Isaac, 1902-1981  Search this
Extent:
3 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1946
Scope and Contents:
A letter to Soyer from the Whitney Museum of American Art, January 5, 1938, enclosing payment for his painting "Employment Agency": a letter from the BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE WORLD, December 9, 1946, requesting biographical information; and a photograph of Soyer, 1940.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lithographer, and instructor; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1966 by Isaac Soyer.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.soyeisaa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-soyeisaa

Karl E. Fortess interviews with artists, circa 1963-1985

Creator:
Fortess, Karl E (Karl Eugene) 1907-  Search this
Subject:
Watkins, Franklin Chenault 1894-1972  Search this
Weeks, James 1922-  Search this
Weinberg, Elbert 1928-  Search this
White, Charles 1918-1979  Search this
Wilson, John 1922-2015  Search this
Wilson, Reginald 1909-  Search this
Wilson, Sol  Search this
Winters, Denny Sonke 1907-1985  Search this
Woodruff, Hale 1900-1980  Search this
Yarde, Richard 1939-  Search this
Zerbe, Karl 1903-1972  Search this
Vytlacil, Vaclav 1892-1984  Search this
Aach, Herbert 1923-1985  Search this
Abeles, Sigmund 1934-  Search this
Adler, Samuel 1898-  Search this
Alcalay, Albert 1917-2008  Search this
Alexander, F. O (Franklin Osborne)  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry 1907-1977  Search this
Andrews, Benny 1930-2006  Search this
Angeloch, Robert 1922-  Search this
Armitage, Kenneth 1916-  Search this
Avery, Sally  Search this
Baber, Alice  Search this
Barnet, Will 1911-2012  Search this
Baskin, Leonard 1922-2000  Search this
Baumbach, Harold 1903-  Search this
Bearden, Romare 1911-1988  Search this
Bell, Leland  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart 1889-1975  Search this
Berger, Jason 1924-2010  Search this
Biddle, George 1885-1973  Search this
Birmelin, Robert 1933-  Search this
Bishop, Isabel 1902-1988  Search this
Blackburn, Robert Hamilton 1920-  Search this
Blanch, Arnold 1896-1968  Search this
Blanch, Lucile 1895-1981  Search this
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Blume, Peter 1906-1992  Search this
Boghosian, Varujan  Search this
Bohlen, Nina  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya 1907-1981  Search this
Botkin, Henry 1896-1983  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise 1911-2010  Search this
Brandt, Warren 1918-  Search this
Breinin, Raymond 1910-  Search this
Bromberg, Manuel  Search this
Brook, Alexander 1898-1980  Search this
Brooks, James 1906-1992  Search this
Browning, Colleen  Search this
Burlin, Paul 1886-1969  Search this
Busa, Peter 1914-1985  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth 1905-1986  Search this
Candell, Victor 1903-1977  Search this
Castellón, Federico 1914-1971  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Chasteen, Ancil  Search this
Chavez, Edward Arcenio 1917-1995  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Christ-Janer, Albert 1910-1973  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright 1896-1991  Search this
Cote, Alan A. 1937-  Search this
Cox, Gardner 1906-1988  Search this
Cox, Jan 1919-1980  Search this
Crampton, Rollin McNeil 1886-1970  Search this
Cusumano, Stefano 1912-1975  Search this
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-  Search this
D'Arista, Robert 1929-  Search this
De Creeft, José 1884-1982  Search this
Dehn, Adolf 1895-1968  Search this
De Diego, Julio 1900-  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy 1901-1994  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Demetropoulos, Charles  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter 1891-1978  Search this
Dobkin, Alexander 1908-  Search this
Dodd, Betty  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Eichenberg, Fritz 1901-1990  Search this
Edwards, Ethel 1914-1999  Search this
Engle, Harry  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy 1920-1984  Search this
Eshoo, Robert  Search this
Ferber, Herbert 1906-1991  Search this
Fine, Perle 1908-1988  Search this
Finkelstein, Louis  Search this
Floch, Joseph 1895-1977  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A. 1916-1979  Search this
Frank, Mary 1933-  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen 1928-2011  Search this
Frasconi, Antonio  Search this
Freilicher, Jane 1924-  Search this
Georges, Paul 1923-2002  Search this
Gibran, Kahlil 1922-  Search this
Gikow, Ruth 1915-1982  Search this
Glaser, Milton  Search this
Golub, Leon 1922-2004  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier 1898-1993  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph 1903-1974  Search this
Graziani, Sante 1920-  Search this
Greene, Balcomb 1904-1990  Search this
Greenwood, Marion 1909-1970  Search this
Grippe, Peter 1912-  Search this
Gross, Chaim 1904-1991  Search this
Groth, John 1908-1988  Search this
Guston, Philip 1913-1980  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert 1903-1988  Search this
Haeberlin, Carolyn  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly 1901-1985  Search this
Harmon, Lily 1912-  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Held, Al 1928-  Search this
Heliker, John 1909-2000  Search this
Hillsmith, Fannie 1911-2007  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph 1910-1981  Search this
Hoener, Arthur 1929-  Search this
Hovannes, John 1900-1973  Search this
Hudson, Gary Van Voorhees 1936-  Search this
Hurwitz, Sidney 1932-  Search this
Isenburger, Eric 1902-1994  Search this
Jenkins, Paul 1923-2012  Search this
Jules, Mervin 1912-  Search this
Kahn, Wolf 1927-2020  Search this
Kallem, Henry 1912-  Search this
Kallem, Herbert 1909-1994  Search this
Kaplan, Joseph 1900-1980  Search this
Katz, Alex 1927-  Search this
Katzman, Herbert 1923-  Search this
Kay, Reed  Search this
Kaz, Nathaniel 1917-  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy 1906-2001  Search this
Kienbusch, William 1914-1980  Search this
King, William 1925-  Search this
Kingman, Dong 1911-  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina 1889-1977  Search this
Knaths, Karl 1891-1971  Search this
Koch, John 1909-1978  Search this
Kroll, Leon 1884-1974  Search this
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward 1909-1982  Search this
Laderman, Gabriel 1929-  Search this
Laning, Edward 1906-  Search this
Lasker, Joe  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram 1913-2003  Search this
Laufman, Sidney 1891-  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob 1917-2000  Search this
Lechay, James  Search this
Lee, Doris 1905-1983  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Leiber, Gerson August 1921-  Search this
Leslie, Alfred 1927-  Search this
Levi, Julian E (Julian Edwin) 1900-1982  Search this
Levine, Jack 1915-2010  Search this
Lewis, Norman 1909-1979  Search this
Lipton, Seymour 1903-1986  Search this
Loew, Michael 1907-1985  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi 1900-1988  Search this
Magafan, Ethel 1915 or 6-1993  Search this
Mandel, Howard 1917-1999  Search this
Manso, Leo  Search this
Marantz, Irving 1912-1972  Search this
Marcus, Marcia 1928-  Search this
Margo, Boris 1902-1995  Search this
Maril, Herman  Search this
Marsicano, Nicholas 1908-1991  Search this
Martin, Fletcher 1904-1979  Search this
Mason, Emily 1932-  Search this
Matsubara, Naoko  Search this
Mattson, Henry E (Henry Elis) 1887-1971  Search this
Mazur, Michael 1935-2009  Search this
Melcarth, Edward 1914-1973  Search this
Merkin, Richard  Search this
Metcalf, Conger 1914-1998  Search this
Milton, Peter 1930-  Search this
Moffett, Ross  Search this
Moller, Hans 1905-  Search this
Morgan, Maud 1903-1999  Search this
Morris, George L. K. 1905-1975  Search this
Moss, Ben Frank 1936-  Search this
Morris, Kyle  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Muench, John  Search this
Murch, Walter  Search this
Nakian, Reuben 1897-1986  Search this
Neel, Alice 1900-1984  Search this
Neuman, Robert S  Search this
Neustadt, Barbara 1922-  Search this
Nivola, Costantino 1911-1988  Search this
Opper, John  Search this
Orsini, Robert  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso 1916-1990  Search this
Pachner, William 1915-  Search this
Palmer, William 1906-1987  Search this
Parker, Raymond 1922-  Search this
Passlof, Pat 1928-  Search this
Pattison, Abbott L (Abbott Lawrence) 1916-1999  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip 1924-  Search this
Penney, James 1910-1982  Search this
Peterdi, Gabor  Search this
Petrov, Dimitre 1919-  Search this
Philipp, Robert 1895-1981  Search this
Picken, George 1898-  Search this
Pickens, Alton  Search this
Pike, John 1911-1979  Search this
Pineda, Marianna 1925-1996  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Plate, Walter 1925-1972  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C. 1897-1979  Search this
Polonsky, Arthur  Search this
Ponce de Leon, Michael b. 1922  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
Preusser, Robert O (Robert Ormerod) 1919-1992  Search this
Prohaska, Ray  Search this
Redein, Alex 1912-  Search this
Refregier, Anton 1905-  Search this
Reich, Murray 1932-  Search this
Reisman, Philip 1904-  Search this
Resnick, Milton 1917-2004  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Rivers, Larry 1925-2002  Search this
Romano, Umberto 1905-1982  Search this
Rosati, James 1912-1988  Search this
Rose, Herman 1909-  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée 1905-2006  Search this
Russo, Alexander  Search this
Salemme, Lucia A  Search this
Sample, Paul 1896-1974  Search this
Sander, Ludwig 1906-  Search this
Sanders, Joop A. 1922-  Search this
Scarlett, Rolph b. 1889  Search this
Schrag, Karl  Search this
Schreiber, Georges 1904-  Search this
Schwartz, Henry 1927-  Search this
Schwartz, Manfred 1909-1970  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine 1898-1978  Search this
Sievan, Maurice  Search this
Simon, Sidney 1917-1997  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell 1910-1976  Search this
Small, Hannah  Search this
Sokole, Miron 1901-  Search this
Solman, Joseph 1909-2008  Search this
Solomon, Hyde 1911-  Search this
Solomon, Syd 1917-  Search this
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Soyer, Moses 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael 1899-1987  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros 1922-1997  Search this
Stasik, Andrew  Search this
Steffen, Bernard J. 1907-  Search this
Sternberg, Harry 1904-2001  Search this
Sterne, Hedda 1910-2011  Search this
Stoltenberg, Donald  Search this
Stone, Sylvia 1928-  Search this
Summers, Carol 1925-  Search this
Swan, Barbara 1922-  Search this
Tam, Reuben  Search this
Taylor, John 1897-1983  Search this
Thon, William 1906-2000  Search this
Toney, Anthony  Search this
Tovish, Harold 1921-2008  Search this
Townley, Hugh  Search this
Hopper, Jo N (Josephine Nivison) 1883-1968  Search this
Vehara, Carole  Search this
Vicente, Esteban 1903-2001  Search this
Vickrey, Robert 1926-  Search this
Physical description:
268 interviews
5.6 linear feet
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Date:
1960
1985
circa 1963-1985
Local number:
aaa
AAA fortkarl
Restrictions & Rights:
Interviews are untranscribed; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y Research Centers. Interviews without a duplicate copy requires advance notice
The donor has specified as a condition of the gift that the tapes may not be transcribed or edited
See more items in:
Karl E. Fortess interviews with artists, circa 1963-1985
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216518

Correspondence to and from Brumbaugh, Thomas B

Creator:
Brumbaugh, Thomas B. (Thomas Brendle), 1921-  Search this
Gibbs, Wolcott, 1902-1958  Search this
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Hardin, Louis  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Rosin, Harry  Search this
Soyer, Isaac, 1902-1981  Search this
Names:
Barnes Foundation  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Rox, Henry  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
White, Nelson C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Brumbaugh, Thomas B. (Thomas Brendle), 1921-  Search this
Extent:
10 Items (Letters, written in ink, ball point, graphite, typewritter)
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
1941-1970
Scope and Contents:
This collection is an amalgamation of letters written and recieved by prominent figures in 19th and 20th century American art. Included in this folder are letters between the collector, Thomas Brumbaugh, and various artists, including American playwright and writer Oliver Wolcott Gibbs, mural artist Barry Faulkner, and Louis Hardin.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Beginning in his youth Thomas Brumbaugh collected autographed correspondence. Mr. Brumbaugh's collecting instincts resulted in a unique collaborative collection providing a glimpse into the lives of a variety of 19th and 20th century American artists, such as Abbott Thayer. Brumbaugh was a professor of fine arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and author of many articles on American art and artists.
Oliver Wolcott Gibbs was an American playwright and writer who lived in New York City. He wrote for The New Yorker and worked as a humorist and theatre critic. Gibbs was a direct descendent of President Martin Van Buren.
Barry Faulkner was an American artist who studied with Abbott H. Thayer, George de Forest Brush, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Along with sculptor Sherry Edmundson Fry, Faulkner organized artists to train as camouflage specialists. Faulkner was born in New Hampshire, traveled to Europe as he studied art, and then returned to New York, where he began work as a mural artist. He completed "The Constitution" and "The Declaration" in 1936 for the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom at the National Archives.
Isaac Soyer was a social realist painter from New York City who used working-class and unemployed people as the subjects in his paintings. He also painted portraits for friends, and used his friends and family as models for his work.
Louis Hardin, commonly known as "Moondog," was a blind American composer and poet who lived on the streets of New York for a large portion of his life. He wore clothes inspired by the Norse god Thor, giving him the epithet, "The Viking of 6th Avenue." Moondog was influenced by ambient noises in his environment, and Native American music.
Henry Rox was a German artist who studied in Berlin and Paris before settling in the United States in 1938, where he taught at many universities, including Mount Holyoke College. He is known for fruit and vegetable photo-sculptures.
Ibram Lassaw was an American sculptor in the 20th century. Born in Egypt to Russian parents, Lassaw grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He was influenced by Alexander Calder and Wassily Kandinsky. Lassaw created open-space sculptural abstractions with metal, and helped abstract art grow in the United States.
Harry Rosin was an American sculptor born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After working around the area following his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, he traveled to Tahiti, where he married his wife. He is known for his iron sculptures.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.06 3
Other Archival Materials:
Thomas B. Brumbaugh research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1876-1994 (bulk 1960s-1994); Also located at Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Busts  Search this
Runes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.06, Series FSA A2009.06 3
See more items in:
The Brumbaugh Collection of Artist Letters
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-06-ref1
Online Media:

Soyer, Isaac, 1902-1981

Collection Creator:
Rosenblum, Walter, 1919-2006  Search this
Extent:
2 Photographs
Container:
Binder 47
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Researcher may use study prints on file in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required. Original negatives are stored off-site in cold storage and are not accessible to the public.
Collection Rights:
Copyright to photographs from the Walter Rosenblum Collection is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Walter Rosenblum Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
See more items in:
Walter Rosenblum photographs
Walter Rosenblum photographs / Series 1: Photographs of artists' works
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-ros-ref594

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0059593
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_59594

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0111178
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_111179

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1937
Image number:
JUL J0115190
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_115191

Woman Washing the Floor [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Occupation--Service--Janitor  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0000717
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_130182

Chaotic Scene with Figures and Horse [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0000719
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_130184

Isaac Soyer: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF002766
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141488

Five Figures [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1937
Image number:
JUL J0096614
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_96615

Art Beauty Shoppe, (painting)

Painter:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood Street Dallas Texas 75201 Accession Number: 1935.7
Date:
1934
Topic:
Architecture--Commercial  Search this
Control number:
IAP 50570233
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_447942

Defense Plant Worker, (painting)

Painter:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1942
Topic:
Cityscape--Street  Search this
Architecture exterior--Industry--Factory  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Industry  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F090119
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_462467

The Family, (painting)

Painter:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1938
Topic:
Architecture interior--Domestic--House  Search this
Figure group--Family  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F090120
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_462468

Transients, (painting)

Painter:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1938
Topic:
Architecture interior  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F090121
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_462469

Rebecca, (painting)

Painter:
Soyer, Isaac 1902-1981  Search this
Subject:
Soyer, Rebecca  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo New York 14222 Accession Number: 44:8
Date:
1940
Topic:
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Smoking  Search this
Control number:
IAP 33660092
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466385

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