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Jan Faul "Potomac : East and West" (portfolio of photoprints)

Creator:
Faul, Jan, 1945-  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Topographical views
Manipulated photographs
Photographs
Painted photographs
Hand coloring
Landscapes (representations)
Portfolios (groups of works)
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1990-2000
West Virginia -- 1990-2000
Virginia -- 1990-2000
Maryland -- 1980-2000
Potomac River -- 1990-2000
Date:
1991
Summary:
The collection is a set of twenty-four black-and-white silver gelatin prints entitled "Potomac: East and West," by Jan Faul, 1991. They include agricultural landscapes, cemeteries, industrial buildings commercial buildings in rural areas, etc., in the Potomac River region of Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Each image contains a small area hand-colored by the photographer, providing a subtly mysterious, often whimsical or humorous effect.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is a set of twenty-four black-and-white silver gelatin prints entitled "Potomac: East and West," and is number six in an edition of forty five. The photographs all were taken in 1991 and the prints were made shortly thereafter. The photographs are basically somewhat romantic documentary images of locales in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, including landscapes and industrial settings, interiors and exteriors, some of which are apparently abandoned. Human figures are seen only incidentally in several images. Each print has a small area hand colored by the artist, usually adding subtle humor and/or a hint of mystery. The titles are brief and geographical, and the set is numbered I to XII and XIV to XXV; there is no number XIII, the artist was careful to point out.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series. Sequence arranged by artist: numbered I-XII, XIV-XXV (no number XIII).
Biographical / Historical:
Jan Faul was born in Port Chester, New York in 1945. His family moved frequently, living in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Denver, Toronto, Strasbourg, and Bern, Switzerland. In Bern he received his first camera as a gift for his fourteenth birthday. He returned to the United States and completed high school in Washington.

In his late teens Faul met Roy Stryker, legendary director of the Farm Security Administration documentary photography project, who suggested that he spend time looking at photographs in the Library of Congress which he did, concentrating on the F.S.A. files. Influenced by his artist parents, Faul studied art history and graphics in college, hoping to become a printmaker, but had begun to support himself with photography by the time he graduated from The George Washington University in 1969.

The "immediacy" of photography and other aesthetic considerations in addition to the financial ones finally led to Faul's abandonment of printmaking and commitment to photography. Since 1970 he has been a self employed photographer, working in landscape, still life, and portraiture. He documented the lives of poor people in the U.S. from July 1970 to March 1971 for the Office of Economic Opportunity. In summer 1971 he photographed scenes of rural poverty for the Appalachian Regional Commission. A grant from the Upjohn Institute for American Labor Studies in 1974 supported his photographic documentation of American workers and changing work habits. In the summer of 1975 he worked for the Smithsonian, portraying the locksmen and pilots of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Further grants and contracts for documentary photography followed, including the 1976 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife.

Faul moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1979, and there worked on commercial accounts for Esso, Polaroid, and others, while continuing to pursue a variety of personal photographic projects. He returned to the Washington, D.C., area a decade later.

The photographer's career has included commercial work and contractual documentary projects, as well as the sale of photographic prints as art to private collectors and sales and donations to institutions. Fourteen photographs were donated to the Division of Photographic History of this Museum in 1970, and his work is in the collections of the Royal Museum of Art in Denmark, The Library of Congress, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, George Eastman House, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Oakland Museum, and others. He has received a number of awards, and has been included in a number of group and solo exhibitions. He has received an artist's residency at Yaddo for 1992 1993. Additional biographical information, including a bibliography, is on file in the Archives Center.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Jan Faul, November 13, 1991.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Use and copyright restrictions: all rights retained by the artist. The Museum may exhibit and reproduce photographs in its publications, but cannot make copies or authorize reproduction by others. Contact artist for reproduction arrangements.
Topic:
Agricultural land -- 1990-2000  Search this
Rivers -- 1990-2000 -- United States  Search this
Commercial buildings -- 1990-2000  Search this
Cemeteries -- 1990-2000  Search this
Industrial complexes -- United States  Search this
Industrial towns -- 1990-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Topographical views
Manipulated photographs
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1990-2000
Painted photographs
Hand coloring
Landscapes (representations) -- 1990-2000 -- United States
Portfolios (groups of works) -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Jan Faul "Potomac East and West" Portfolio, 1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0441
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Jan Faul "Potomac : East and West" (portfolio of photoprints)
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0441

Otto Wittmann 1976 interview excerpt

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Conversations and talks
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:00:00 -0500
Topic:
Art  Search this
American  Search this
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_13a1849c40d6ad4306fc3ea534917ab8

Otto Wittmann 1981 interview excerpt

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Conversations and talks
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:00:00 -0500
Topic:
Art  Search this
American  Search this
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
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Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_d8b870beea5309b78ba7e060ad2c713a

Otto Wittmann and Jacques Kosciusko-Morizet at the Toledo Museum of Art

Subject:
Kosciusko-Morizet, J.-Antoine (Jacques-Antoine)  Search this
Wittmann, Otto  Search this
Toledo Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1973 Nov. 12
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14206
See more items in:
Otto Wittmann papers, 1932-1996
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14206
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Otto Wittmann seated in his office as Director of the Toledo Museum of Art

Subject:
Wittmann, Otto  Search this
Toledo Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1976
Topic:
Museum administrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14209
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Otto Wittmann papers, 1932-1996
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14209

Photograph of Clayton Bailey at the Toledo Museum of Art Workshop

Photographer:
Florian, Robert C.  Search this
Subject:
Bailey, Clayton  Search this
Toledo Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1962
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19565
See more items in:
Harvey K. Littleton papers, 1946-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19565
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Could the glass capital become glass arts center?

Creator:
Bruner, Louise, 1910-  Search this
Subject:
Toledo Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Place:
Toledo, Ohio
Date:
1962
Topic:
Glass art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19568
See more items in:
Harvey K. Littleton papers, 1946-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19568

Glass workshop report

Creator:
Toledo Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1962 June
Topic:
Glass artists  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)203
See more items in:
Harvey K. Littleton papers, 1946-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_203

Harvey Littleton, Clayton Bailey, and Robert Florian among others at a Toledo Museum of Art workshop

Photographer:
Florian, Robert C.  Search this
Subject:
Bailey, Clayton  Search this
Erikson, Erik  Search this
Florian, Robert C.  Search this
Karrasch, John  Search this
Leafgreen, Harvey  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Medellin, Octavio  Search this
Schulman, Norman  Search this
Wilson, June  Search this
Zielinski, Stanley  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1962 June
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Glass artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)218
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Harvey K. Littleton papers, 1946-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_218

Otto Wittmann to participants in the first Glass workshop held at The Toledo Museum of Art

Creator:
Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001  Search this
Subject:
Toledo Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1961
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Glass artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)244
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Harvey K. Littleton papers, 1946-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_244

Lecture on painting at the Toledo Museum of Art

Creator:
Gaertner, Carl F. (Carl Frederick), 1898-1952  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1947
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10985
See more items in:
Carl F. Gaertner papers, 1925-1953
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10985

John B. Pendleton

Artist:
Rembrandt Peale, born PA 1778-died Philadelphia, PA 1860  Search this
Sitter:
John B. Pendelton  Search this
Medium:
watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
image (oval): 1 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (4.9 x 4.0 cm)
Type:
Painting-Miniature
Date:
ca. 1820
Topic:
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
Object number:
1999.27.38
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7f3aab473-8665-4cbc-8ece-6df66915711c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1999.27.38

Jerry

Artist:
Paul Cadmus, 17 Dec 1904 - 12 Dec 1999  Search this
Sitter:
Jared French, 4 Feb 1905 - Jan 1988  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
50.8 x 61cm (20 x 24")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1931
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Interior\Domestic\Bedroom  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bed  Search this
Home Furnishings\Pillow  Search this
Jared French: Male  Search this
Jared French: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Toledo Museum of Art
Object number:
2008.140 TMA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4de348587-8420-4dc8-9fc4-993027b31e08
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2008.140_TMA

The West Family in the Garden of Newman Street

Artist:
Benjamin West, 10 Oct 1738 - 11 Mar 1820  Search this
Sitter:
(Group Portrait)  Search this
Medium:
Pen & ink
Dimensions:
18.4 x 23.2cm (7 1/4 x 9 1/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1785-88
Topic:
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Toledo Museum of Art
Object number:
EXH.2839
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f0610339-71c8-4c86-8a35-bcff17de15ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.2839

Edward Drummond Libbey

Artist:
Jo Davidson, 30 Mar 1883 - 2 Jan 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Edward Drummond Libbey, 1854 - 1925  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
38cm x 43cm x 23.5cm (14 15/16" x 16 15/16" x 9 1/4"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1912
Topic:
Edward Drummond Libbey: Male  Search this
Edward Drummond Libbey: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer  Search this
Edward Drummond Libbey: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Toledo Museum of Art
Object number:
12.1300
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44dab4dda-82cb-4830-a023-9c4b93ed624d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_12.1300

Edward Drummond Libbey

Artist:
Philip Alexius de László, 1869 - 1937  Search this
Sitter:
Edward Drummond Libbey, 1854 - 1925  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
126.4cm x 91.4cm (49 3/4" x 36"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1922
Topic:
Edward Drummond Libbey: Male  Search this
Edward Drummond Libbey: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer  Search this
Edward Drummond Libbey: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Toledo Museum of Art
Object number:
26.86
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41459892e-5617-41f8-b59d-1eb9099ddd81
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_26.86

Oliver Hazard Perry

Artist:
Gilbert Stuart, 3 Dec 1755 - 9 Jul 1828  Search this
Jane Stuart, 1812 - 1888  Search this
Sitter:
Oliver Hazard Perry, 20 Apr 1785 - 23 Aug 1819  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions:
67.7cm x 55.3cm (26 5/8" x 21 3/4"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1818-1828
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair  Search this
Oliver Hazard Perry: Male  Search this
Oliver Hazard Perry: Military\Navy\Officer\War of 1812  Search this
Oliver Hazard Perry: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Toledo Museum of Art
Object number:
1967.140
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm400c9ac85-adfe-409e-b749-51c732d283e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1967.140

Arthur Joseph Secor

Artist:
August Franzen, 1863 - 7 Sep 1938  Search this
Sitter:
Arthur Joseph Secor, 1857 - 1941  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
83.8cm x 65.4cm (33" x 25 3/4"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1913?
Topic:
Arthur Joseph Secor: Male  Search this
Arthur Joseph Secor: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Arthur Joseph Secor: Visual Arts\Benefactor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Toledo Museum of Art
Object number:
22.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47a519915-c5d4-4f73-9bc1-5a9487e8fbad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_22.16

The Open Air Breakfast

Alternate Title:
Virginia Gerson; Alice Gerson Chase; Hattie Chase; Alice Dieudonné Chase
Artist:
William Merritt Chase, 1 Nov 1849 - 25 Oct 1916  Search this
Sitter:
Alice Gerson Chase, 1866 - 1927  Search this
Hattie Chase, c. 1775 - ?  Search this
Alice Dieudonnée Chase, 1887 - 1971  Search this
Virginia Gerson, c. 1865 - ?  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
95.1cm x 144.3cm (37 7/16" x 56 13/16"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1888
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Dog  Search this
Architecture\Fence  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Screen  Search this
Alice Dieudonnée Chase: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Alice Dieudonnée Chase: Female  Search this
Virginia Gerson: Female  Search this
Alice Gerson Chase: Female  Search this
Hattie Chase: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Toledo Museum of Art
Object number:
1953.136
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f15cfa80-b719-4060-9ad0-4c80260c00de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1953.136

George Washington (Athenaeum type)

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Copy after:
Gilbert Stuart, 3 Dec 1755 - 9 Jul 1828  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
73.9cm x 61cm (29 1/8" x 24"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1800-1900
Topic:
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\Revolution  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Engineer\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Toledo Museum of Art
Object number:
33.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm406f26cd6-d236-4394-b039-721857318ade
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_33.34

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