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Sampler

Embroiderer:
Lucy D. Stickney, American, 1818 - 1902  Search this
Medium:
Medium: silk embroidery, linen foundation, watercolor paint Technique: embroidered in cross, satin, and stem stitches and French knots on plain weave foundation Label: linen embroidered with silk in cross, satin, and stem stitches and French knots, with watercolor paint
Dimensions:
H x W: 69.2 x 65.1 cm (27 1/4 x 25 5/8 in.)
Type:
embroidery & stitching
Sampler
Made in:
Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
Date:
1830
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe
Accession Number:
1941-69-160
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4cae5c890-679b-441d-8040-71701ae05d2b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1941-69-160
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Peasant, Dordrecht, Holland

Maker:
John A. Lowell & Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 23.3 cm x 16.4 cm; 9 3/16 in x 6 7/16 in
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Watercolor
drawing
Other Terms:
Print; Engraving
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Credit Line:
Estate of Leonard Hastings Schoff
ID Number:
1979.0114.085
Accession number:
1979.0114
Catalog number:
1979.0114.085
79.0114.085
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-f2a9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_797166

A contemporary water color exhibition : the New England artist interprets the New England scene / Addison Gallery of American art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

Title:
Art in New England
Author:
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Physical description:
15 p., 10 p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New England
Date:
1939
1939]
Topic:
Watercolor painting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND1810 .C66 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_633113

painting

Maker:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Physical Description:
red; white; blue; black; yellow; grey (overall color)
paper; plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
Painting
Associated Place:
United States: Massachusetts, Chatham
Date made:
1991
Associated date:
January, 1991
Subject:
POWs  Search this
Lighthouses  Search this
Related event:
Operation Desert Storm  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert F. Brown
ID Number:
2003.0282.01
Accession number:
2003.0282
Catalog number:
2003.0282.01
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-b692-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1218260
Online Media:

Eliot O'Hara School of Watercolor Painting [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Kennebunkport (Mass.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_98738

Rose Lamb papers, circa 1870-1961, bulk 1870-1900

Creator:
Lamb, Rose, 1843-1927  Search this
Subject:
Turner, Ross  Search this
Sterner, Albert  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert)  Search this
Noyes, Alfred  Search this
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray  Search this
Pyle, Howard  Search this
Hart, Albert Bushnell  Search this
Fiske, John  Search this
Lamb, Aimée  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell  Search this
Type:
Oil paintings
Sketchbooks
Watercolor paintings
Photographs
Charcoal drawings
Citation:
Rose Lamb papers, circa 1870-1961, bulk 1870-1900. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5615
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208449
AAA_collcode_lambrose
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208449
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Peter Hunt papers, 1788-1968

Creator:
Hunt, Peter, 1896?-1967  Search this
Subject:
Sorel, Cécile  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Peter Hunt papers, 1788-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Greeting cards  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5763
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208602
AAA_collcode_huntpete
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208602

Waldo Peirce papers, 1903-1970

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Eastman, Max  Search this
Hemingway, Ernest  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Peirce, Alzira  Search this
Peirce, Anna Gabrielle  Search this
Peirce, Ellen Larsen  Search this
Peirce, Michael  Search this
Peirce, William  Search this
Thomas, Elbert  Search this
Peirce, Jonathan W.  Search this
American Ambulance Corps (Paris, France)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Waldo Peirce papers, 1903-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Watercolor painting  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7101
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209234
AAA_collcode_peirwald
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209234

Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006

Creator:
Tam, Reuben, 1916-1991  Search this
Subject:
Andrews, Dorothy  Search this
Nesjar, Carl  Search this
Kienbusch, William  Search this
Solomon, Hyde  Search this
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan)  Search this
Coe Kerr Gallery  Search this
Brooklyn Museum of Art  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Drawings
Citation:
Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- Hawaii  Search this
Educators -- Maine  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8481
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210657
AAA_collcode_tamreub
Theme:
Asian American
Lives of American Artists
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210657
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William Robert Pearmain and Pearmain family papers, 1888-1955

Creator:
Pearmain, William Robert, 1888-1912  Search this
Subject:
Sanger, Margaret  Search this
Trautmann, W. E. (William Ernst)  Search this
Sanger, William  Search this
Upton, Sarah  Search this
Dole, Charles F. (Charles Fletcher)  Search this
Pearmain, Alice  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Pearmain, Margaret  Search this
Pearmain, Jack  Search this
Pearmain, Summer  Search this
Pearmain, Mary  Search this
Berkman, Alexander  Search this
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne  Search this
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas  Search this
Brooks, John Graham  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Type:
Writings
Photographs
Sketches
Watercolors
Diaries
Citation:
William Robert Pearmain and Pearmain family papers, 1888-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Travel -- Europe  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Political activists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Political activists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8812
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210997
AAA_collcode_pearwill
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210997
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Water Color Club administrative record book, 1887-1916

Creator:
Water Color Club (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Subject:
New England Watercolor Society  Search this
Citation:
Water Color Club administrative record book, 1887-1916. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Watercolor painting -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8846
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211031
AAA_collcode_watecolo
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211031

MacIvor Reddie papers, 1869-1975

Creator:
Reddie, MacIvor, 1899-1966  Search this
Subject:
MacIvor Reddie Gallery  Search this
School of Practical Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
MacIvor Reddie papers, 1869-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Marine painting -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Watercolor painting -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9187
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211382
AAA_collcode_reddmaci
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211382

Truman Seymour papers, 1844-1974, bulk 1844-1890

Creator:
Seymour, Truman, 1824-1891  Search this
Subject:
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Corelli, Gabriel  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Citation:
Truman Seymour papers, 1844-1974, bulk 1844-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Watercolor painting -- 19th century  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9226
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211421
AAA_collcode_seymtrum
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211421

Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979

Creator:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Subject:
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Greene, Belle da Costa  Search this
McKean, Mary Sargeant  Search this
Winslow, Henry  Search this
Thompson, Randall  Search this
Courtauld Institute of Art  Search this
Type:
Notebooks
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Watercolors
Photographs
Poetry
Musical scores
Prints
Oil paintings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Food  Search this
Gardening  Search this
Engineers -- United States  Search this
Authors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Kermes (Insect)  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9246
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211441
AAA_collcode_thomdani
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211441
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Nelly Littlehale Murphy papers, 1846-1945

Creator:
Murphy, Nelly Littlehale, 1867-1941  Search this
Subject:
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Citation:
Nelly Littlehale Murphy papers, 1846-1945. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Watercolor painting -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9701
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211929
AAA_collcode_murpnell
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211929

Tony Vevers papers, 1947-2008, bulk 1960-1999

Creator:
Vevers, Tony, 1926-2008  Search this
Subject:
L'Engle, Lucy  Search this
L'Engle, William  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Smith, Houghton Cranford  Search this
Stout, Myron  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Andersen, Yvonne  Search this
Yamamoto, Gwen  Search this
Yamamoto, Taro  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Vevers, Tabitha  Search this
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose)  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Halvorsen, Elspeth  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Falcone, Dominic  Search this
Sun Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Long Point Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Purdue University  Search this
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Type:
Prints
Photographs
Portraits
Watercolor paintings
Place:
Provincetown (Mass.) -- description and travel
Citation:
Tony Vevers papers, 1947-2008, bulk 1960-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Transcripts  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16136
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)363703
AAA_collcode_vevetony
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_363703
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ruth Cobb, 1971 October 26

Interviewee:
Cobb, Ruth, 1914-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ruth Cobb, 1971 October 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13274
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211994
AAA_collcode_cobb71
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211994

Oral history interview with Ferol Sibley Warthen, 1981 September 3

Interviewee:
Warthen, Ferol Sibley, 1890-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ferol Sibley Warthen, 1981 September 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12725
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213181
AAA_collcode_warthe81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213181
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Rose Lamb papers

Creator:
Lamb, Rose  Search this
Names:
Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945  Search this
Fiske, John  Search this
Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, 1837-1919  Search this
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946  Search this
Turner, Ross, 1847-1915  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert), 1864-1940  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oil paintings
Sketchbooks
Watercolor paintings
Photographs
Charcoal drawings
Date:
circa 1870-1961
bulk 1870-1900
Summary:
The papers of Boston area portrait painter Rose Lamb date from circa 1870 to 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870 to 1900, and measure 0.8 linear feet. The collection contains a diploma; letters from artists, writers, historians, and others, including nine letters from former teacher and friend William Morris Hunt; photographs of unidentified people and artwork by Lamb; and original artwork, including a sketchbook, charcoal drawings, watercolors, and two oil paintings.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Boston area portrait painter and drawing instructor Rose Lamb date from circa 1870 to 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870 to 1900, and measure 0.8 linear feet. The collection contains a diploma; letters from artists, writers, historians, and others, including nine letters from former teacher and friend William Morris Hunt; photographs of unidentified people and artwork by Lamb; and original artwork, including a sketchbook from circa 1870, charcoal drawings, two watercolors, and two oil paintings. Artwork depicts landscapes, children, and other figure studies.

Correspondence within the the collection includes 19 letters from artists, such as Albert Sterner, Ross Turner, Howard Pyle, and Charles H. Woodbury; writers Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Margaret Deland, and Alfred Noyes; and historians John Fiske and Albert Bushnell Hart. Also found are nine letters from former teacher and friend William Morris Hunt. Eight of his letters describe in detail his work on the painting of murals in the Capitol building in Albany, New York, and one letter discusses his painting of portraits in North Easton, Massachusetts. Also among the correspondence are four letters to Aimée Lamb, Rose's niece.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 4 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Diploma, 1881 (Box 1, OV 3; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1878-1914, 1952-1961 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 3: Photographs, circa late 1800s (Boxes 1-2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1870-late 1800s (Box 1-2, OV 3; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Rose Lamb (1843-1927) was a portrait painter and drawing instructor of Boston, Massachusetts. Lamb was born in Boston to a prominent family and was a student of William Morris Hunt and Helen Knowlton during the 1870s. Though she did not exhibit often during her lifetime, she was a successful portraitist specializing in portraits of children. Lamb was an active member of Boston society, befriending many artists, writers, and other cultural figures, and her portraits were in great demand among prominent Boston families. She traveled to Europe in 1881, 1890, and 1914, perhaps taking art classes while there in 1881. In 1884, and possibly later, she assisted George Bartlett as a drawing instructor at the South Boston School of Art. In 1900 she suffered a severe illness and stopped painting. For the remainder of her life she instead pursued travel and social activities. Rose Lamb died in 1927.
Related Material:
Also available at the Archives of American Art are the Aimée Lamb (niece of Rose Lamb) papers, 1888-1991. Original letters to Rose Lamb from Mary Cassatt and Childe Hassam are available at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Aimée and Rosamond Lamb, nieces of Rose Lamb in installments, primarily from 1980 to 1985. They donated the nine letters to Lamb from William Morris Hunt in 1976.
Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Art teachers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oil paintings
Sketchbooks
Watercolor paintings
Photographs
Charcoal drawings
Citation:
Rose Lamb papers, circa 1870-1961, bulk circa 1870-1900. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lambrose
See more items in:
Rose Lamb papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw989ce8f83-9cbd-4f70-b31c-19c222a9825a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lambrose
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Tony Vevers papers

Creator:
Vevers, Tony  Search this
Names:
Long Point Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Purdue University -- Faculty  Search this
Sun Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Andersen, Yvonne  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Falcone, Dominic  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Halvorsen, Elspeth  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
L'Engle, Lucy, 1889-1978  Search this
L'Engle, William, 1884-1957  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983  Search this
Stout, Myron, 1908-1987  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Vevers, Tabitha  Search this
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Yamamoto, Gwen  Search this
Yamamoto, Taro  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Portraits
Watercolor paintings
Place:
Provincetown (Mass.) -- Description and Travel
Date:
1947-2008
bulk 1960-1999
Summary:
The papers of painter and art historian Tony Vevers measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1947 to 2008, with the bulk of materials dating from 1960 to 1999. The collection concerns his career as a painter and teacher and his research and writings about the history of art in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Found within the papers are correspondence, writings, subject files, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and art historian Tony Vevers measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1947 to 2008, with the bulk of materials dating from 1960 to 1999. The collection concerns his career as a painter and teacher and his research and writings about the history of art in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Found within the papers are correspondence, writings, subject files, printed material, and photographs.

Among the biographical materials are résumés, a personal statement, the transcript of Tabitha Vevers's 1986 "Conversation with My Father," and applications for grants to study Provincetown artists and the history of the Provincetown art community from the 1920s to the 1950s. Personal and professional includes some letters to his wife Elspeth.

The collection as a whole—and especially Vevers's writings and subject files–focuses on the Provincetown art community, its history and significance. Vevers's writings include many lectures prepared for classes he taught at Purdue University and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, catalog essays, and notes. There are notes and research materials about artists Houghton Cranford Smith, E. Ambrose Webster, Edwin Dickinson, and Lucy and William L'Engle, and subject files about the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Long Point Gallery, and other galleries in the area, as well as a file of Provincetown-related obituaries and eulogies for Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, and Jack Tworkov, with Vevers's eulogies for Tworkov and Myron Stout.

Printed materials consist mainly of clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements relating to Vevers and his art interests. Artwork consists of a small print and watercolor, probably by Vevers, as well as a pen-and-ink portrait by an unidentified artist.

Photographs are mainly of artwork by Vevers. The two images of Vevers show him as a young boy and in 1984 at work in his studio. There are several photographs of exhibition installations at the Sun Gallery in Provincetown, 1958-1959, identified artists are: Yvonne Andersen, Dominic Falcone, Red Grooms, Taro and Gwen Yamamoto.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1962-2000 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1950s-2006 (Box 1; 0.1 linear foot)

Series 3: Writings, 1947-2008 (Boxes 1-2; 1.9 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1954-2006 (Boxes 2-3; 0.7 linear foot)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1960s-2008 (Boxes 3-4; 0.7 linear foot)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1950s-circa 2005 (Box 4; 2 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1950s-1984 (Box 4; 0.1 linear foot)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and art historian, Tony Vevers (1926-2008) and his artist wife Elspeth Halvorsen (b. 1929) lived and worked in Provincetown, Massachusetts, as year-round or summer residents from 1955 to 2006. From 1964 to 1988, Vevers taught art and art history at Purdue University in Indiana. An active participant in the Provincetown art community, he was also an historian of the Provincetown art scene.

Vevers was born in London, England and immigrated to the United States in 1940, graduating from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut and Yale University. Following college he studied in Florence, Italy, and with Hans Hofmann in New York City, where he met his wife Elspeth Halvorsen. The couple had two daughters, one of whom, Tabitha is also an artist.

Vevers, active in the Abstract Expressionist movement, had several one-man exhibitions and participated in over one hundred group exhibitions. His works are in the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, the Delgardo Museum in New Orleans and many universities, corporate, and private collections in the United States and abroad.

Tony Vevers died in Chatham, Massachusetts on March 2, 2008 following complications from pneumonia.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Arts are two oral history interviews with Tony Vevers, one conducted by Dorothy Seckler 1965 September 9, the second conducted by Robert F. Brown in 1998 July 9 and August 25.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2013 by Elspeth Halvorsen-Vevers the widow of Vevers.
Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Art historians -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Transcripts  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
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Art, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
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Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Prints
Photographs
Portraits
Watercolor paintings
Citation:
Tony Vevers papers, 1947-2008, bulk 1960-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vevetony
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97a6ef0cb-3446-4e9b-9d4d-c34188ac23c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vevetony

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