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Xavier Gonzalez papers

Creator:
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993  Search this
Names:
Spanish Institute (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Adams, Philip Rhys, 1908-1993  Search this
Arpa Perea, José, 1858-1952  Search this
Edwards, Ethel, 1914-1999  Search this
Osver, Arthur, 1912-2006  Search this
Extent:
14.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Travel sketches
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Prints
Place:
Egypt -- description and travel
Date:
1908-1997
Summary:
The papers of Xavier Gonzalez, a New York and Massachusetts painter, sculptor, educator, and owner of the Wellfleet Art Gallery, measure 14.1 linear feet and date from 1908 to 1997. The collection consists of biographical materials, correspondence, writings, project files, business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Xavier Gonzalez, a New York and Massachusetts painter, sculptor, educator, and owner of the Wellfleet Art Gallery, measure 14.1 linear feet and date from 1908 to 1997. The collection consists of biographical materials, correspondence, writings, commission project files, business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and artwork.

Biographical materials include an address book and calendars, awards, passports, resumes, student rosters, and legal documents. Correspondence is with family, friends, and colleagues regarding Gonzalez's work and art school in Wellfleet, his uncle and artist Jose Arpa, and other personal and professional activities. Manuscripts for Notes About Painting, unpublished books, and various essays by Gonzalez, along with manuscripts by other authors are in writings.

Commission project files are found for a U.S. Bicentennial monument, murals in New York and Texas, paintings commissioned by the Department of the Interior and Life magazine, and educational aids for the U.S. Navy.

Business records include sales and inventory records for Gonzalez's Wellfleet Art Gallery, The Spanish Institute, and other galleries. Printed materials consist of printed representations of artwork, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, invitations, press releases, and books including He Who Saw Everything, The Epic of Gilgamesh, illustrated by Gonzalez.

The collection also includes 72 numbered scrapbooks that contain sketches, printed materials, project plans, photographs, writings, correspondence, and business records. One of the scrapbooks contains a notebook labeled "Notes of Paris, Visits with Picasso, 1936-1938". Photographs are of Gonzalez, his artwork and studio, his family and friends, Ethel Edwards, student artwork, composer Aaron Copeland, museum director Philip R. Adams, and Art Students League director Stewart Klonis. Artwork includes illustrated notes to Ethel Edwards, folded and cutout paper projects, and pencil and painted sketches.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1932-1992 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930s-1995 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Writings, 1948-1993 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 2, 14)

Series 4: Project Files, 1942-1987 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, OV 22)

Series 5: Business Records, 1949-1997 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 3, OV 22)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1928-1990s (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 4-5, OV 22)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, circa 1911-1980s (5.4 linear feet; Boxes 5-9, 14-20, OV 21)

Series 8: Photographs, 1908-1990s (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 9-12, 14)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1950s-1980s (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 12-14)
Biographical / Historical:
Xavier Gonzalez (1898-1993) was a painter, sculptor, and educator who was active in New York, NY and Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Gonzalez was born in Almeria, Spain and came to the United States at the age of 19. While working odd jobs in Chicago, he attended the Chicago Art Institute. Throughout his career, Gonzalez completed numerous commissions including murals in Texas and New York, a monument for the 1976 bicentennial celebration in New York, paintings for the Department of the Interior, and paintings of Egypt's Old Kingdom for Life magazine. During World War II, he designed posters and maps for the Navy. After the war, Gonzalez opened the Wellfleet Art Gallery with his wife, artist Ethel Edwards, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. The gallery served as an exhibition space, studio, and art school where Gonzalez taught summer classes.

Gonzalez died in New York in 1993.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the papers of Xavier Gonzalez's wife, Ethel Edwards.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reels N68-113, N69-42, N69-43, and N70-53. Most of this material was included in subsequent gifts, but a comparison of the film and papers was not completed. 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:
Xavier Gonzalez first loaned the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1968, most of which was included in the later 1999 gift. Gonzalez also donated a small amount of papers in 1971. Additional materials were donated by the George Arents Research Library at Syracuse University in 1984 and 1992, and by the estate of Ethel Edwards Gonzalez in 1999.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- Massachusetts
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Travel sketches
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Prints
Citation:
Xavier Gonzalez Papers, 1908-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gonzxavi
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Xavier Gonzalez papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gonzxavi

Elihu Vedder travel diary

Creator:
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Type:
Writings
Place:
Egypt
Date:
between 1889 and 1891
Topic:
Travel diaries  Search this
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13019
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Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969, bulk 1840-1923
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13019

Hermann Dudley Murphy sketchbook of travels through Europe

Creator:
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1892 and 1908
Topic:
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5605
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Hermann Dudley Murphy papers, circa 1878-1982
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5605
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Hermann Dudley Murphy sketchbook of travels through Mexico

Creator:
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1936-1937
Topic:
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5606
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Hermann Dudley Murphy papers, circa 1878-1982
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5606

Eero Saarinen illustrated note to Florence Knoll Bassett

Creator:
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Knoll Bassett, Florence, 1917-  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Helsingfors, Finland
Date:
1935 or 1936
Topic:
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12185
See more items in:
Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12185

Eero Saarinen illustrated diagram to Florence Knoll Bassett

Creator:
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Knoll Bassett, Florence, 1917-  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1935 or 1936
Topic:
Travel sketches  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12186
See more items in:
Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12186

Eero Saarinen travel sketches to Florence Knoll Bassett

Creator:
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Knoll Bassett, Florence, 1917-  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1935 or 1936
Topic:
Travel sketches  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12187
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Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12187
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Mixed media travel sketches

Creator:
Langlais, Bernard, 1921-1977  Search this
Langlais, Bernard, 1921-1977  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1940
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22784
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Bernard Langlais papers, circa 1925-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22784

Robert Henri diary

Creator:
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1891
Topic:
Travel diaries  Search this
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5546
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Robert Henri diary, 1891
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5546

James Fitzgerald sketchbook #13

Creator:
Fitzgerald, James, 1899-1971  Search this
Fitzgerald, James, 1899-1971  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Ireland
London, England
Monhegan Island, Me.
Mount Katahdin, Me.
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Date:
196-
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Figure drawing  Search this
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17129
See more items in:
James Fitzgerald papers, 1905-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17129

Sketchbook of travel in the Middle East and Europe

Creator:
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Egypt
Date:
1878
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12190
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Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980, bulk 1870-1930
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12190

Lockwood de Forest travel sketchbook

Creator:
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1880 and 1881
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14891
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Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980, bulk 1870-1930
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14891

Peter Blume sketching on a boat

Subject:
Blume, Peter  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1960
Topic:
Boat travel  Search this
Sketching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16330
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Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16330

Carl N. Werntz papers, 1910-1952

Creator:
Werntz, Carl N. (Carl Newland), 1874-1944  Search this
Werntz, Carl N. (Carl Newland), 1874-1944  Search this
Subject:
Ray, Man  Search this
Place:
Africa -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Oceania -- Description and travel
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9699
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211927
AAA_collcode_werncarl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211927

William Frederick Stecher papers, 1889-1918

Creator:
Stecher, William Frederick, 1864-1940  Search this
Stecher, William Frederick, 1864-1940  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7337
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209490
AAA_collcode_stecwill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209490

Carl Christ Wilhelm Gallwitz diary, 1820-1832

Creator:
Gallwitz, Carl Christ Wilhelm, 1800-1845  Search this
Gallwitz, Carl Christ Wilhelm, 1800-1845  Search this
Subject:
Jarrett, Helen Fretz  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8167
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210338
AAA_collcode_gallcarl
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210338

Xavier Gonzalez papers, 1908-1997

Creator:
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993  Search this
Subject:
Arpa Perea, José  Search this
Edwards, Ethel  Search this
Osver, Arthur  Search this
Adams, Philip Rhys  Search this
Spanish Institute (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Travel sketches
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Prints
Place:
Egypt -- description and travel
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8980
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211167
AAA_collcode_gonzxavi
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211167
Online Media:

Benson Bond Moore papers, 1902-1995

Creator:
Moore, Benson Bond, 1882-1974  Search this
Moore, Benson Bond, 1882-1974  Search this
Subject:
Seaton, Charles  Search this
Bransom, Paul  Search this
Sayre, Francis Bowes  Search this
Rolle, A. H. O. (August H. O.)  Search this
Lyon, Rowland  Search this
Lowe, James Russell  Search this
Cornett, Robert G.  Search this
Clark, Herbert F.  Search this
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy  Search this
Society of Animal Artists  Search this
Washington Landscape Club  Search this
Type:
Etchings
Christmas cards
Paintings
Drawings
Travel sketches
Sketches
Poems
Awards
Photographs
Prints
Scrapbooks
Place:
New York (State)
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Etchers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6095
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216268
AAA_collcode_moorbens
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216268
Online Media:

Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939

Creator:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Subject:
Lewisohn, Margaret  Search this
Liebman, Aline Meyer  Search this
Hirsch, Stefan  Search this
Hochschild, Walter  Search this
Fiene, Ernest  Search this
Friedman, Arnold  Search this
Bourgeois, Stephan  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Of, George F. (George Ferdinand)  Search this
Rothbart, Albert  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Vogelstein, Ludwig  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Writings
Diaries
Photographs
Topic:
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5735
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208574
AAA_collcode_blueosca
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Art Movements and Schools
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208574
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