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Oral history interview with Charles Childs

Interviewee:
Childs, Charles  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Goodspeed's Book Shop (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Chamberlain, Samuel, 1895-1975  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Wales, George Canning, 1868-1940  Search this
Extent:
70 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 April 18-May 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charles Childs conducted 1972 April 18-May 12, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Childs speaks of his childhood and the development of his interest in art; his first involvement with printmaking; studying at Normal Art School; working at Goodspeed's Print Shop; the art scene in Boston in the 1920s and 1930s; his theories and approaches to art collecting; the development of the Boston Arts Festival; and his involvement with the Institute of Contemporary Art. He recalls John Taylor Arms, Samuel Chamberlain, Maxim Karolik, and George Wales.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Childs is an art dealer and collector from Boston, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 35 min.
Parts 3 & 4 of Childs interview is under Walter Feldman on tape 2.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Art dealers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art festivals
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.childs72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93ced0052-a0fe-4e02-9407-3df51bb8ae37
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-childs72
Online Media:

William McGregor Paxton papers

Creator:
Paxton, William McGregor, 1869-1941  Search this
Names:
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Burdick, Horace Robbins, 1844-1942  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927  Search this
Eakins, Susan Macdowell  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931  Search this
Paxton, Elizabeth Okie  Search this
Wales, George Canning, 1868-1940  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 4 reels))
1.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1886-1971
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; sketchbooks, 1 scrapbook; photographs; drawings; glass negatives; and printing plates.
REEL 640: Sketchbooks, 7 v., 1886, 1888-1920, 1896 & undated, France, Boston, and elsewhere. Most of the sketches are in pencil. [Previously filmed on reel 593.]
REEL 862: Scrapbook, 1 v., 1893-1953, including: clippings,announcements and reviews of Paxton's exhibitions covering most of his career and several years after his death, reproductions of his work, and letters and telegrams with galleries and others. Also included is a letter from Robert Hale Ives Gammell to Elizabeth Paxton, 1953.
REELS 3714-3715: Correspondence of William McGregor Paxton and of his wife, Elizabeth, including letters from Philip Leslie Hale, Kenyon Cox, Maria Oakey Dewing, Edwin Blashfield, Horace Burdick, Susan Eakins, George Wales, from sitters thanking Paxton for their portraits, and from others. Elizabeth Paxton correspondence relates to her own paintings and exhibitions, donations, and sales of her husband's paintings after his death; poems, 2 notebooks and other writings; card files listing portrait information; clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and lists of paintings.
UNMICROFILMED: Undated drawings and a sketchbook; 9 etchings by Paxton, ca. 1918-1938?; photographs, undated and 1896-1941, of works of art, Paxton, and of miscellaneous subjects; and glass negatives, half-tone printing plates, copper and zinc printing plates.
ADDITION: Biographical documentation; family genealogy; sketchbooks, some containing loose sketches done at a later date [most previously filmed on reel 640 as a loan]; photographs of Paxton and his work; reproductions of work by him and of art used as reference by Paxton; clippings; and posthumous exhibition material. ca. 1870s-1979. Also, Elizabeth Okie Paxton (ca. 1878-ca. 1968): biographical information; correspondence; exhibition and sales records; illustrations of her studio/residence, Boston; printed material; photographs of her, her family, and her work; and correspondence regarding William Paxton exhibitions. ca. 1880s-ca. 1968.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, teacher; Boston, Massachusetts. Paxton was born in Baltimore in 1869. He was raised outside of Boston, Mass., trained in Paris and Boston, and taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was an active participant in several artists' organizations in Boston, Provincetown, and New York City. Elizabeth Okie Paxton was born in Providence, R.I. to Howard Okie, a Baltimore physician who had been brought to Providence by a wealthy patron, Thomas Ives, an uncle of Robert Hales Ives Gammell, painter, writer, and friend of the Paxtons. She met Paxton while studying with with him. After marriage they resided Newton Centre, Mass. Following Paxton's death, she lived in a studio/residence in the Fenway Studios, Boston.
Provenance:
Papers on reels 3714-3715 were donated by Robert Douglas Hunter, executor of Elizabeth Oakie Paxton's estate. He also lent for microfilming the sketchbooks on reel 640 and the scrapbook on reel 862 in l973 & 1974, respectively. The scrapbook was subsequently donated by Hunter in 1997, and the sketchbooks were subsequently donated in 1998 by his wife, Elizabeth Ives Hunter along with additional papers of Paxton and those of Elizabeth Okie Paxton. Additions are expected.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.paxtwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw952545dab-b74b-4929-8ea9-61c282121ab6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-paxtwill

Etchings and lithographs of American ships / by George C. Wales ; a catalogue with historical and technical notes by the artist, a foreword by C. Howard Walker, and an appreciation by Captain Ernest H. Pentecost, R.N.R. ; illustrated by a signed etching, a signed lithograph and seventy-five reproductions

Author:
Wales, George Canning 1868-1940  Search this
Physical description:
129, [7] p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1927
Topic:
Ships  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_522543

The Clipper Ship "Red Jacket," (painting)

Painter:
Wales, George Canning 1868-1940  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Farnsworth Art Museum 352 Main Street, P. O. Box 466 Rockland Maine 04841 Accession Number: 44.269
Date:
1937
Topic:
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailing Ship  Search this
Control number:
IAP 18660549
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_406931

Clipper Ship Competitor, (painting)

Painter:
Wales, George Canning 1868-1940  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 40.577
Date:
1930
Topic:
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailing Ship  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Tugboat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20493159
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373380

Racing to Market, (painting)

Painter:
Wales, George Canning 1868-1940  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 40.578
Date:
1938
Topic:
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailing Ship  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20493160
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373381

Unidentified Schooner, (painting)

Painter:
Wales, George Canning 1868-1940  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Peabody Essex Museum East India Square Salem Massachusetts 01970 Accession Number: M13013
Date:
1935
Topic:
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailing Ship  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22661124
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373967

Unidentified Hermaphrodite Brig in Moonlight, (painting)

Painter:
Wales, George Canning 1868-1940  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Peabody Essex Museum East India Square Salem Massachusetts 01970 Accession Number: M13014
Date:
1935
Topic:
Waterscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailing Ship  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22661125
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373968

Sketchbook, (painting)

Painter:
Wales, George Canning 1868-1940  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Peabody Essex Museum East India Square Salem Massachusetts 01970 Accession Number: M9212
Date:
1930
Topic:
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Architecture--Domestic--House  Search this
Waterscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22661415
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_375374

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