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Jacob Kainen papers

Creator:
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Kainen, Ruth Cole.  Search this
Names:
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Australian National Gallery  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
British Museum  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Middendorf Gallery  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Acton, David, 1953-  Search this
Agee, William C.  Search this
Berman, Avis  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Butler, Bryce  Search this
Cole, Phoebe  Search this
Fine, Ruth, 1941-  Search this
Fort Wayne Museum of Art  Search this
Frohlich, Newton, 1936-  Search this
Gilkey, Gordon  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Harrison, Carol  Search this
Holden, Donald  Search this
Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole, 1922-  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Jackson, John Baptist, 1701-1780?  Search this
Jordon, Jim  Search this
Kalonyme, Louis  Search this
Lunn, Harry, 1933-1998  Search this
Morse, Peter  Search this
Nordland, Gerald  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Pollack, Jerome  Search this
Powell, Richard J., 1953-  Search this
Purcell, Ann  Search this
Rand, Harry  Search this
Reynolds, Jock  Search this
Ries, Martin, 1926-  Search this
Solman, Joseph, 1909-2008  Search this
Steinberg, Leo  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles, 1917-  Search this
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991  Search this
Tejera, V. ((Victorino))  Search this
Thornton, Valerie  Search this
Weber, Joanne  Search this
Extent:
33.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Transcripts
Videotapes
Visitors' books
Lectures
Prints
Greeting cards
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Date:
1905-2009
bulk 1940-2001
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diaries, calendars, inventories, interview transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and curator Jacob Kainen measure 33.3 linear feet and date from 1905 to 2009, with the bulk of the material from 1940-2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence/subject files including personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence and records concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher, and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diary and journal entries, calendars, inventories, interview and "dialog" transcripts, printed material, photographs, works of art by other artists, and nine scrapbooks.

Biographical materials include items concerning Kainen's career as a curator and artist, in addition to a useful bibliography, detailed biographical outline, and a copy of an FBI report compiled on him. Also included are five videocassette recordings of Kainen.

Alphabetical correspondence/subject files comprise the bulk of the collection and include both Jacob's and Ruth's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, artists, art critics, curators, museums, arts organizations, galleries, and many others. There is a significant amount of correspondence with David Acton, the Addison Gallery of Art and Jock Reynolds, William Agee, Australian National Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Avis Berman, the British Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth Broun and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bryce Butler, Pheobe Cole, the Corcoran Gallery and School of Art, Richard Field, Ruth Fine, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Newton Frohlich, Gordon Gilkey and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Arshile Gorky, Piri Halesz, Carol Harrison, Donald Holden, Wilhelmina Holladay, John Baptist Jackson, Jim Jordon, Lou Kantor, Harry Lunn Jr., Middendorf Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Peter Morse, Gerald Nordland, Francis O'Connor, Jerome Pollack, Richard Powell, Ann Purcell, Harry Rand, Martin Ries, Joseph Solman, Leo Steinberg, Prentiss Taylor, Victorino Tejera, Valerie Thornton, Joanne Weber, and numerous family members.

Writings are by and about Jacob Kainen. Kainen's writings include articles, lectures, exhibition catalog essays, notes, travel notebooks, short stories, poems, and written statements about his artistic motivations and justifications. There are writings about Kainen by Avis Berman, Ruth Cole Kainen, and others. The bulk of the numerous diary entries are from Ruth Cole Kainen's diaries, many of which concern Jacob and their family. There are also annotated and revised diary entries. There is one folder of diary entries and one folder of journal entries by Jacob Kainen and two dismantled journal-like notebooks. The papers include daily calendars and travel itineraries from 1972 through 2001.

The papers include transcripts of formal interviews and informal conversations with Jacob Kainen. Transcripts are of informal dinner, telephone, and general conversations between friends, colleagues, artists, and Ruth Cole Kainen. Included are conversations with Avis Berman, Walter Hopps, Harry Rand, Joshua Taylor, and several others. Many of these transcripts were also annnotated by Jacob and Ruth Kainen. Also found are numerous transcripts of more formal interviews with Kainen by art historians, art critics, and students.

There are inventories, appraisals, and lists of sold and not sold paintings, as well as color photographs of some of Kainen's works of art. Also found are inventories of the Kainens' art collection. Printed materials include Kainen's exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings of articles by and about Jacob Kainen, and an exhibition guestbook.

Photographs are of Kainen with his family and friends, at exhibition openings, and working in his studios. Works of art by others includes handmade greeting cards, limited edition prints, and portfolios given to Jacob Kainen. Nine scrapbooks containing news clippings and exhibition publications document the entirety of Kainen's career as an artist.
Arrangement:
The Jacob Kainen papers are arranged into 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-2001 (Boxes 1, 32; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence/Subject Files, 1936-2003 (Boxes 1-12, 32-33; 11.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1920s-2002 (Boxes 12-13, 33; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries, circa 1952-2002 (Boxes 13-18, 33-38; 10.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Calendars, 1953-2008 (Boxes 18-20, 38; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Transcripts, circa 1975-1994 (Boxes 20-21, 38; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Inventories, 1927-2001 (Boxes 21-22; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1938-2003 (Box 22, 38, OV 31; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1905-2000 (Boxes 22-25, 38, OV 31; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 10: Works of Art by Others, 1942-2000 (Boxes 25-26, OV 31; 1.2 linear foot)

Series 11: Scrapbooks, 1936-1998 (Boxes 27-30, 38; 1.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jacob Kainen (1909-2001) was a painter, printmaker, and curator who worked primarily in Washington, D.C.

Born on December 7, 1909 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Jacob Kainen moved with his family to New York City in 1918. Kainen studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn from 1927 until 1930, and at the Art Student's League. In the early 1930s, Kainen became involved in social causes and formed close friendships with the early abstractionists, including John Graham, Arshile Gorky, and Stuart Davis. He joined the Artists' Union and a contributor to its journal, Art Front, along with Stuart Davis and Harold Rosenberg. Jacob's participation in the Artists' Union was later investigated by the FBI.

From 1935 until 1942, Kainen worked for the Graphic Arts Division of the Works Progress Administration in New York City and began exhibiting with the New York School. It was during this period that he married Bertha Friedman. Jacob and Bertha had two sons together, Dan and Paul, and divorced in 1968.

In 1942, Kainen made a life-changing decision to leave New York City and move to Washington, D.C. to accept what he thought would be a temporary position as a scientific aide in the Division of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian Institution. Kainen quickly became Assistant Curator and Curator in 1946. He served as Curator for twenty years, completely reshaping the department and building the graphic arts collection. His print exhibitions brought the work of S.W. Hayter, Josef Albers, Adja Yunkers, Louis Lozowick, Karl Schrag, José Guerrero, Louis Schanker, Werner Drewes, and Boris Margo to Washington audiences - graphic work that might not have been shown that early in the area.

1947 marked the opening of the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts, where Kainen served as a teacher and guide to several important artists, helping to make the workshop a magnet for new talent and instrumental in furthering the careers of several artists. Although Kainen taught Gene Davis and Alma Thomas and introduced Morris Louis to Leon Berkowitz, he never considered himself a member of the "Washington Color School."

In 1949, the Corcoran Gallery of Art held a retrospective of Kainen's prints and three years later Kenneth Noland organized Kainen's first painting retrospective at Catholic University. Kainen's paintings from the 1940s illustrated a shift away from social realism toward abstract expressionism. In 1956, Jacob Kainen received a grant from the American Philosophical society to conduct research in Europe for his monograph on the English woodcut artist, John Baptist Jackson. He traveled to Europe again in 1962 to study paintings and prints from the Mannerist Period.

From 1966 until 1970, Kainen worked as the Curator of prints and drawings at the National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum). He married Ruth Cole in February of 1969. Kainen retired from the Smithsonian a year later to devote himself full-time to his art, but continued to serve as a special consultant to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for nineteen years. In 1971 and 1972, Kainen taught painting and the history of printmaking at the University of Maryland. A retrospective of Kainen's paintings was held in 1993 at the National Museum of American Art (SAAM).

Throughout his artistic career, Kainen experimented with different mediums and explored different styles, yet he identified himself as a painter. Jacob Kainen participated in at least twenty-five one man shows and several group exhibitions. His works are in collections across the United States and abroad, including the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Museum. He worked in his studio up until the time of his death on March 19, 2001 at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Related Material:
Found among the holdings of the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Jacob Kainen conducted by Avis Berman in 1982 for the Archives' "Mark Rothko and His Times" oral history project. Also found are microfilm copies of Bertha Kainen's correspondence with Avis Berman regarding Berman's essay about Jacob Kainen.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 565, 2147-2149, and 2200) including correspondence, writings by Kainen, and papers relating to the Smithsonian Institution Loyalty Board's investigation of Jacob Kainen from 1942-1954. Most, but not all, of the loaned materials were included in later gifts. Loaned materials not donated at a later date remain with the lender and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Jacob and Ruth Kainen first lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming from 1973-1981, the bulk of which was included in the later gifts. Papers were then donated in multiple accretions between 1981-2007 by Jacob and Ruth Kainen, and in 2009 from the estate of Ruth Kainen via executor Teresa Covacevich Grana. Also in 2003, eight photographs of Jacob and Ruth Kainen were transferred from the National Portrait Gallery to the Archives of American Art.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Jacob Kainen papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art teachers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Transcripts
Videotapes
Visitors' books
Lectures
Prints
Greeting cards
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2008, bulk 1940-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kainjaco
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kainjaco
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Alma Thomas papers

Creator:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Names:
Art in Embassies Program (U.S.)  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Bader, Franz, 1903-1994  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Johnson, Nathalie J. Cole  Search this
Sarg, Tony, 1882-1942  Search this
Tarbary, Celine  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles, 1917-  Search this
Thomas, J. Maurice (John Maurice), 1900 or 1901-  Search this
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Audiocassettes
Video recordings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1894-2001
Summary:
The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and art educator Alma Thomas, date from circa 1894-2001 and measure 5.5 linear feet. The papers document Thomas's work as a teacher, and her development and success as a painter of the Washington Color School, through biographical material, letters, notes and writings, personal business records, exhibition files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, an audio recording, and two video recordings.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and art educator Alma Thomas, date from circa 1894-2001 and measure 5.5 linear feet. The papers document Thomas's work as a teacher, and her development and success as a painter of the Washington Color School, through biographical material, letters, notes and writings, personal business records, exhibition files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, an audio recording, and two video recordings.

Biographical material includes identity cards, chronologies, an audio recording including a biographical account, and scattered documentation of Thomas's education and teaching careers with D.C. Public Schools, Howard University, and Thomas Garrett Settlement in Wilmington, Delaware. Also found are records relating to Thomas's participation in a summer marionette class taught by Tony Sarg in 1934, and a tour of European art centers which Thomas took in 1958.

Letters relate primarily to the exhibition of Thomas's work and related events and are from galleries, museums, other art institutions, colleagues, and friends including Franz Bader, Adelyn Breeskin, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Howard University Gallery of Art, Martha Jackson Gallery, Nathalie J. Cole Johnson, Vincent Melzac, Celine Tabary, and Joshua Taylor.

Notes and writings include four notebooks and autobiographical writings by Thomas, a "Birthday Book," and an annotated engagement calendar. J. Maurice Thomas's writings about Alma Thomas, her research for a bibliography on James Weldon Johnson, and writings by others, including Jacob Kainen, about Alma Thomas, are also found here.

Exhibition files contain a wide variety of documentation for many group and solo exhibitions of Thomas's work from the early 1950s through a 1998-2000 traveling retrospective exhibition, including solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1972. The records include letters from Franz Bader Gallery, David Driskell at Fisk University, and Vincent Melzac. Photographs include Thomas with individuals including William Buckner, Jeff Donaldson, David Driskell, James W. Herring, and Vincent Melzac. Also found is a photograph of the 1951 Little Paris Studio Group picturing Lois Mailou Jones, Celine Tabary, Alma Thomas, and others. Two video recordings are of events related to the 1998-2000 retrospective at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Columbus Museum of Art. Records documenting a 1981-1982 exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, A Life in Art: Alma Thomas, includes the script of a video written by Adolphus Ealey.

Personal business records include price lists, gift and loan receipts, and files concerning the Art in Embassies Program, the Martha Jackson Gallery, a benefit auction for the Corcoran School of Art, and the designation of the Thomas family home in Washington, D.C. as a historic property.

Eleven scrapbooks document Thomas's teaching career through the activities of the art classes she taught at Shaw Junior High School.

Printed materials include announcements and catalogs for exhibitions and other events; clippings which document Thomas's career and subjects of interest to her; Christmas cards featuring block prints designed by Thomas; and other programs and publications featuring Thomas.

Photographs are of Alma Thomas, family, and friends and colleagues including Sam Gilliam, James V. Herring, and Nathalie V. Cole Johnson; art classes taught by Thomas; Thomas's homes in Columbus, Georgia and Washington, D.C.; and exhibitions not documented in Series 4: Exhibition Files, including photographs of Alma Thomas at an opening at Barnett Aden Gallery with Alonzo Aden and others.
Arrangement note:
The papers have been arranged into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1911-2001 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Letters, circa 1930-2001 (Boxes 1-2; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Notes and Writings, circa 1920s-circa 1998 (Box 2; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1951-2000 (Boxes 2-3, OV 7; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, circa 1950s-1994 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1908-2000 (Boxes 3-5, OV 7; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1930-1946 (Box 5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1894-2001 (Boxes 5-6; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Washington, D.C. painter and art educator Alma Thomas (1891-1978) was known for her abstract paintings filled with dense patterns of color, and was considered a major artist of the Washington Color School.

Thomas was born in Columbus, Georgia, in 1894, and was the eldest of the four daughters of John Harris Thomas and Amelia Cantey Thomas. The family moved to Washington, D.C. in 1906 and Thomas was first introduced to art classes at Armstrong Technical High School. Following her graduation in 1911 she took a course in kindergarten teaching at the Miner Normal School, and subsequently worked as a substitute teacher in the Washington, D.C. public school system until 1914, when she took a teaching position on the Eastern shore of Maryland. From 1916 to 1923 she taught kindergarten at Thomas Garrett Settlement House in Wilmington, Delaware.

Thomas originally enrolled at Howard University in Washington, D.C. as a home economics major in 1921, but after studying under Lois Mailou Jones amd James V. Herring in Herring's newly established art department, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art in 1924, and became the first person to graduate from the program. Thomas then began her teaching career at Shaw Junior High School in Washington, D.C. that lasted from 1924, until her retirement in 1960. During this time she established community arts programs that would encourage her students to develop an appreciation of fine arts. Activities included marionette programs, distribution of student-designed holiday menu cards for dinners given for soldiers at the Tuskegee Veterans' Hospital, art clubs, lectures, and student exhibitions. In 1943 she became the founding vice president of Barnett Aden Gallery, which was established by James V. Herring and Alonzo Aden and was the first integrated gallery in Washington, D.C.

In 1934 Thomas earned an M.A. degree in Art Education from Columbia University. At American University in Washington, D.C., she studied creative painting under Joe Summerford, Robert Gates, and Jacob Kainen from 1950 to 1960, and began to break away from representational painting and experiment more seriously with Abstract Expressionism. In 1958 she participated in a tour of the art centers of Western Europe under the auspices of the Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Following her retirement from teaching in 1960, Thomas devoted herself full-time to painting, and continued to develop her signature style. She was inspired by nature and the desire to express beauty through composition and color, and refused to be constrained by societal expectations related to her race, gender, and age, achieving her greatest success in the last decade of her life. Her work was exhibited at the Dupont Theatre Art Gallery, Franz Bader Gallery, and the Howard University Gallery of Art, before she was honored in 1972 with exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Thomas's work has been exhibited at the White House and can be found in the permanent collections of major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Separated Materials note:
In 1979, J. Maurice Thomas loaned papers for microfilming. Most, but not all, of the loaned material was later donated and is described in this finding aid. Loaned materials not donated at a later date are available on reels 1541-1543 and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
J. Maurice Thomas, the artist's sister, loaned portions of the collection for microfilming in 1979. Most, but not all of this material was then later donated in several accretions by J. Maurice Thomas, between 1979 and 2004. Charles Thomas Lewis, Thomas' nephew, gave additional papers in 2010.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Alma Thomas papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Educators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Washington Color School (Group of artists)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Audiocassettes
Video recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.thomalma
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomalma
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The View From the Castle: Now in their fifth year, 'twin' museums in the old Patent Office are booming, but they are not yet as well known as they should be

Author:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Subject:
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library  Search this
Fine Arts and Portrait Galleries Building (FA&PG)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)  Search this
Patent Office Building (POB)  Search this
Physical description:
p. 4
Place:
United States
Date:
May 1973
Topic:
Art--History  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Castle View  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2870

Smithsonian Art Commission Meeting, 1963

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston 1902-  Search this
McIlhenny, Henry P  Search this
Manship, Paul 1885-1966  Search this
Finley, David E  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Clarke, Gilmore D  Search this
Hayes, Bartlett H  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Pleissner, Odgen  Search this
Mellon, Paul  Search this
Walker, Hancock  Search this
Sawyer, Charles H  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
Smithsonian Art Commission  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group
Date:
1963
Topic:
Meetings  Search this
Standard number:
94-4414
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9421

Joshua Taylor

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c.1970-1981
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Filming  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Standard number:
89-14117
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9627

America as art. [Exhibition] April 30--November 7, 1976

Author:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles, 1917-1981  Search this
Physical description:
[44] pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1976
[1976]
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
United States in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_80484

National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution / Joshua C. Taylor

Author:
Taylor, Joshua Charles, 1917-1981  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
40 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_176698

Perceptions and evocations : the art of Elihu Vedder : [catalogue of the exhibition]

Author:
Vedder, Elihu 1836-1923  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles, 1917-1981  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Subject:
Vedder, Elihu 1836-1923  Search this
Physical description:
[32] pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
Call number:
N40.1.V42 S55a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_560736

The American West : George Catlin's American Indians

Title:
George Catlin's American Indians
Author:
Catlin, George 1796-1872  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981  Search this
Subject:
Catlin, George 1796-1872  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Portraits
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1974
1974?]
Call number:
ND237.C35 A4 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_720826

Vedere prima di credere : saggi sull'arte del primo ottocento / Joshua C. Taylor ; traduzione di Beatrice Calzolari

Author:
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981  Search this
Physical description:
94 p., 29 leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
Topic:
Art appreciation  Search this
Call number:
N7477 .T398 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_608202

What is an art school? : a commencement address / by Dr. Joshua C. Taylor

Author:
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981  Search this
Museum Art School (Portland, Or.)  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
1971]
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
N325 .T39 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_610066

Romaine Brooks / Adelyn D. Breeskin

Author:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme 1896-1986  Search this
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981  Search this
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Physical description:
124 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
Call number:
N6537.B75 A4 1986
N40.1.B875B8 1986
N6537.B87B83 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_653834

Perceptions and evocations : the art of Elihu Vedder / with an introd. by Regina Soria and essays by Joshua C. Taylor, Jane Dillenberger, Richard Murray

Author:
Vedder, Elihu 1836-1923  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981  Search this
Dillenberger, Jane  Search this
Murray, Richard 1942-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Subject:
Vedder, Elihu 1836-1923  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 246 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1979
Call number:
N40.1.V42 S55
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_560737

What did it look like then? : (eighteenth century architectural elements) / by Joshua Taylor

Author:
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981  Search this
Arlington County (Va.) School Board  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 4l p. : ill., plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Virginia
Alexandria
Date:
1983
[1983]
Topic:
Architecture, Colonial--Study and teaching  Search this
Architecture--Study and teaching  Search this
Architecture--Details--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
NA707 .T243 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483637

Nineteenth-century theories of art / [edited by] Joshua C. Taylor

Author:
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 563 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
1987
C1987
19th century
Topic:
Art criticism--History  Search this
Call number:
N7476.N5 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_320738

Los bellas artes en América / Joshua C. Taylor

Author:
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981  Search this
Physical description:
264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
1981, c1979
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6505 .T373X S1981
N6505.T373X S1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_350307

A prender a mirar : una introducción a las artes visuales / Joshua C. Taylor

Author:
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 187 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Art appreciation  Search this
Visual perception  Search this
Call number:
N5305 .T243 S1985
N5305.T243 S1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_399316

On understanding art museums : the forty-sixth American Assembly, October 31 - November 3, 1974

Author:
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981  Search this
American Assembly  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
[1974?]
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
N410 .O58Xa
N410.O58Xa
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_228267

Academy : the academic tradition in American art / National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Lois Marie Fink and Joshua C. Taylor

Author:
Fink, Lois Marie  Search this
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981-  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
62 p. ; 23 cm. & microfiche (2 sheets : all ill. (some col.) ; 11 x 15 cm.) in pocket
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6510 .F55X
N6510.F55X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_102314

Learning to look; a handbook for the visual arts. Prepared with the Humanities staff of the College at the University of Chicago

Author:
Taylor, Joshua Charles 1917-1981  Search this
University of Chicago College  Search this
Physical description:
152 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Outlines, syllabi, etc
Date:
1961
[1961]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N5305.T243 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_109933

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