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William Thon papers, 1925-2001

Creator:
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Subject:
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Place:
Maine -- Description and views
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6262
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216601
AAA_collcode_thonwill
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216601

Carl N. Schmalz Jr. papers, 1945-2013

Creator:
Schmalz, Carl N., Jr.,, 1926-2013  Search this
Schmalz, Carl N., Jr.,, 1926-2013  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16281
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373237
AAA_collcode_schmcarl
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_373237

Oral history interview with William Thon, 1992 December 15-16

Interviewee:
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Gruskin, Alan D. (Alan Daniel)  Search this
Gruskin, Mary J.  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Watercolorists -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Watercolor painting, American -- 20th century  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12542
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215160
AAA_collcode_thon92
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215160
Online Media:

Printed material relating to Artist Group of the Emergency Work Bureau and the Goose Rocks Group, 1932-1934

Creator:
Jackson, Morris  Search this
Goose Rocks Group  Search this
Jackson, Morris  Search this
Subject:
United States  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
Welfare rights movement -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state -- United States -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5899
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208739
AAA_collcode_jackmorr
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208739

Waldo Peirce papers, 1903-1970

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
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
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

Samuel Colman papers, 1855-1961

Creator:
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Subject:
Boughton, George Henry  Search this
Colman, William  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7493
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209652
AAA_collcode_colmsamu
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209652

John Marin letters to Charles Duncan, 1946-1948

Creator:
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Charles  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7606
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209768
AAA_collcode_marijohn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209768

John Marin printed material and drawings, 1929-1955

Creator:
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Subject:
Seligmann, Herbert J. (Herbert Jacob)  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8004
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210173
AAA_collcode_marijopm
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210173

Chris Ritter papers, 1907-1972

Creator:
Ritter, Chris, 1906-1976  Search this
Ritter, Chris, 1906-1976  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9202
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211397
AAA_collcode_rittchri
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211397

Waldo Peirce letters, 1943

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Peirce, Alzira  Search this
Davis, Sally Jane  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10422
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213809
AAA_collcode_peirwall
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213809

Unser Kent / by W. P. ; with a portrait of the author by Rockwell Kent, 1930

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Topic:
Illustration of books  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10423
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213810
AAA_collcode_peirwauk
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213810

Maurice Brazil and Charles Prendergast selected papers, [ca.1865]-1992

Creator:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Subject:
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Glackens, Ira  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13419
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214583
AAA_collcode_prenmaur
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214583

[Photographs of Waldo Peirce], [ca. 1946-1961]

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Subject:
Peirce, Waldo  Search this
Schwartz, Paul Waldo  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21864
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216269
AAA_collcode_peirwald2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216269

John Marin letters to Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin, circa 1946-1947

Creator:
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Subject:
Marin, John  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13698
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)278044
AAA_collcode_marijohn2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_278044

Ferargil Galleries records

Creator:
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Names:
Arkell, Bartlett  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer), 1864-1931  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Dabo, Leon, 1868-1960  Search this
Davey, Randall, 1887-1964  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Diedrich, Hunt  Search this
Lawson, Ernest, 1873-1939  Search this
Lowrie, Agnes Potter  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988  Search this
Miller, Barse, 1904-1973  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Parsons, Lloyd  Search this
Pike, John, 1911-1979  Search this
Platt, Dan Fellows, 1873-1938  Search this
Price, F. Newlin (Frederic Newlin)  Search this
Sample, Paul, 1896-1974  Search this
Sawyer, Wells, 1863-1960  Search this
Van Soelen, Theodore  Search this
Van Vleck, Natalie, 1901-1974  Search this
Willams, Lois  Search this
Photographer:
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Extent:
18.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Prints
Drafts (documents)
Gallery records
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
circa 1900-1963
Summary:
The Ferargil Galleries records date from circa 1900-1963 and document the activities of this New York gallery that dealt primarily in American contemporary art from shortly after its 1915 founding by Frederic Newlin Price (1884-1963) to it's closure in 1955. 18.7 linear feet of records include incoming and outgoing correspondence with artists, dealers, schools and colleges, and museums and other art institutions; artist files; estate and legal records including papers relating to the Arthur B. Davies estate; gallery business and financial records; printed material; scrapbooks; scattered personal papers of Price; artwork; and photographs of artists, exhibitions and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The Ferargil Galleries records date from circa 1900-1963 and document the activities of this New York gallery that dealt primarily in American contemporary art from shortly after its 1915 founding by Frederic Newlin Price (1884-1963) to it's closure in 1955. 18.7 linear feet of records include incoming and outgoing correspondence with artists, dealers, schools and colleges, and museums and other art institutions; artist files; estate and legal records including papers relating to the Arthur B. Davies estate; gallery business and financial records; printed material; scrapbooks; scattered personal papers of Price; artwork; and photographs of artists, exhibitions and artwork.

Correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and documents the day-to-day activities of the galleries, primarily from the 1920s to the 1950s. Significant correspondence with, or relating to, many of the artists represented by Ferargil Galleries can be found here including correspondence with Bartlett Arkell, Thomas Hart Benton, Randall Davey, Hunt Diedrich, Ernest Lawson, Agnes Potter Lowrie, Luigi Lucioni, Barse Miller, Maxfield Parrish, John Pike, Paul Sample, Wells M. Sawyer, Theodore van Soelen and many others.

Artist files consist primarily of material compiled about artists represented by Ferargil Galleries, including biographical information, press releases for exhibitions, and scattered price lists and information about individual works of art.

Estate and legal records include estate inventories for the estates of Lizzie P. Bliss, Arthur B. Davies, and Dan Fellows Platt, and document several legal actions involving Ferargil Galleries. Of particular significance are the records documenting Price's involvement with the estate of Arthur B. Davies, including correspondence with Davies's wife, Virginia, and sales and inventory records for Davies's artwork at Ferargil Galleries and elsewhere.

Business and financial records date primarily from the 1920s and document inventories, sales, insurance, shipping, and taxes for the bulk of the gallery's operating years.

Printed material contains Ferargail Galleries exhibition catalogs and announcements from 1918 to the 1950s in addition to scattered printed material from other galleries and one folder relating to Arthur B. Davies.

Scrapbooks provide a more comprehensive and detailed history of the gallery's exhibitions, through multiple news clippings of press coverage, in addition to catalogs, announcements, and photographs. Of particular note is a circa 1908 photograph of Arthur B. Davies taken by Gertrude Kasëbier.

Scattered personal records of Frederic Newlin Price document Price's work with the Benjamin West Society at Swarthmore College and further reveal Price's interests through an inventory of his art collection and drafts and copies of his writings on artists such as Arthur B. Davies, and on changing trends and tastes in the art world.

A small series of artwork includes 6 pencil sketches, a print, 3 plans, and an Arthur B. Davies exhibition catalog mock-up with pencil sketches, all by unidentified artists.

Gallery photograph files include some photos of artists such as Emil Carlsen, Leon Dabo, Lloyd Parsons, Natalie Van Vleck and Lois Williams, in addition to 13 folders of photos relating to collections and exhibitions, and photographs of artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1920s-1963 (Boxes 1-15; 6.0 linear ft.)

Series 2: Artist Files, circa 1920s-1950s (Boxes 16-17; 0.7 linear ft.)

Series 3: Estate and Legal Records, circa 1925-circa 1939 (Boxes 17-18; 0.3 linear ft.)

Series 4: Business and Financial Records, 1919-1956 (Boxes 18-21; 1.2 linear ft.)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1900-1956 (Boxes 21-22; 0.7 linear ft.)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1920s-1950s (Boxes 23-34, 40, OV 41; 5.4 linear ft.)

Series 7: Frederic Newlin Price Records, 1920s-1950s (Box 34; 6 folders)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1920s-circa 1950s (Box 34, OV 41; 2 folders)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1920-1950s (Boxes 35-39, OV 40; 4.4. linear ft.)
Historical Note:
Frederic Newlin Price (1884-1963) opened Ferargil Galleries in 1915 at 24 East 49th Street and 607 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Art critic W. Frank Purdy (1865-1943)was the President of the Art Alliance of America in 1918 and director of the School of American Sculpture worked at the galleries as director of sculpture.

Named from a combination of "fer" (ferrous-iron) and "argil" (clay), Ferargil Galleries dealt in wrought iron, sculpture, paintings and prints, and focused on exhibitions of work by American artists such as George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Emil Carlsen, John Steuart Curry, Arthur B. Davies, W. Hunt Diederich, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hicks, Ernest Lawson, Albert P. Ryder and Grant Wood. Ferargil was also known for its representation of a group of contemporary watercolorists including Charles Dickinson, Phil Dike, Hardie Gramatky, Barse Miller, and Paul Sample.

In 1927 the business moved to 37 East 57th Street (later 63 East 57th Street) and housed a print room, a sculpture gallery with a fountain, and the main painting galleries.

In 1931 Price became the Director of the newly-formed Benjamin West Society at his alma mater, Swarthmore College. There, he promoted the arts at Swarthmore through annual lectures and exhibitions by contemporary artists and also acquired artwork for the college, primarily by Benjamin West. Price served as President of the American Art Dealers Association in the early 1930s and published a number of books and articles on artists including Arthur B. Davies, Walter Griffin, Eric Hudson, Ernest Lawson, Arthur P. Ryder and Horatio Walker.

Price closed Ferargil Galleries in 1955.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels D321-D322, and N68-14-N68-15) including personal and business correspondence with artists and other records. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
In 1958, Frederic Newlin Price donated circa 70 letters to the Archives of American Art and loaned material for microfilming on reels D321-D322. The remaining records were donated anonymously in 1968.
Restrictions:
Use of 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.
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Prints
Drafts (documents)
Gallery records
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Ferargil Galleries records, 1900-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.feragall
See more items in:
Ferargil Galleries records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-feragall
Online Media:

William Thon papers

Creator:
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Names:
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
7.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Place:
Maine -- Description and views
Date:
1925-2001
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information; correspondence; financial records; sketchbooks; printed material, including exhibition announcements and catalogs; photographs of Thon and his artwork; awards and medals regarding Thon's career as a painter. Among the correspondents are Thon's dealer, Alan Ruskin of Midtown Galleries, and artists Mildred Burrage, Emily Genauer, Lloyd Goodrich, Andrew Wyeth and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, watercolorist; Port Clyde, Me; b. 1906. d. 2000. Thon served as a trustee and artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome.
Provenance:
Donated 1999 by William and Helen Thon, in 2002 and 2004 by William and Helen Thon via Thon estate and in 2004 by the Portland Museum of Art via Daniel O'Leary, Director.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Watercolorists -- Maine  Search this
Landscape painters -- Maine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.thonwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thonwill

Oral history interview with William Thon

Interviewee:
Thon, William, 1906-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Gruskin, Alan D. (Alan Daniel), 1904-1970  Search this
Gruskin, Mary J.  Search this
Extent:
52 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1992 December 15-16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Thon conducted 1992 December 15-16, by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home at Port Clyde, Maine. Thon discusses his childhood and education; early exhibitions; service in the Navy during World War II; being represented by Midtown Galleries from 1943 on; his dealers Alan and Mary Gruskin; moving to Maine; the importance to his art of Europe and his time spent at the American Academy in Rome; his painting technique; and his watercolors.
Biographical / Historical:
William Thon (1906-2000) was a painter from New York, N.Y. and Port Clyde, Maine. Studied at the Art Students League. Served as a trustee and artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators. Funding for this interview provided by John W. Payson.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Watercolorists -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Watercolor painting, American -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.thon92
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thon92

Maurice Brazil and Charles Prendergast selected papers

Creator:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Names:
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
[ca.1865]-1992
Scope and Contents:
Selected material from the Prendergast Archive, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. Included are: a descriptive list of contents on the microfilm; letters from Maurice to his brother Charles during trips to Paris, 1907, and Venice, 1911-1912, and a draft of a letter to William Glackens about Marsden Hartley, ca. 1908, with transcriptions by the Prendergast Archive; letters to Charles and his wife, Eugenie, 1900-1956, from John Singer Sargent, Van Wyck Brooks, Walter Pach, Ira Glackens, Edith Glackens, and others. Also included are Maurice's address book, ca. 1914-1923?; Charles' diaries of trips to France, 1927 and 1929, containing 3 pencil sketches;
Maurice's and Charles' diary and addresses, 1918-1925; and a partial record of the Prendergast/Germaine family history recorded in a Bible and birth and death documents of family members. Miscellany pertaining to Maurice includes a sketch on his Macbeth Gallery exhibition catalog, 1900; an informal translation of an article on Paul Cezanne, ca. 1908; a notebook p. inscribed with his name and address; and a bronze medal awarded for third prize in an American oil painting exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Miscellany of Charles includes his driver's license, a sketch; notes; and signatures. Also included are a photograph of their painting "The Spirit of the Hunt," inscribed by them to a friend, 1918; printed material collected by them; a list of their books; photographs of Maurice, Charles, family, friends, and of works of art by other artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Maurice: painter, watercolorist, illustrator and graphic artist; Boston, Mass. and New York, N.Y. Charles: painter, sculptor, craftsman, and framemaker; Boston, Mass., New York, N.Y. and Westport, Conn. Maurice was an Impressionist and early modernist. He painted scenes along the Massachusetts and Maine coasts as well as in Paris, Venice, Rome, and French coastal towns; exhibited with "The Eight" (1908), and was a contributor to the Armory show (1913). Charles achieved prominence as a craftsman and framemaker (1891-1912), and later specialized in painted, gilded, and incised panels of exotic and folk subjects (1912-1948).
Provenance:
Loaned for microfilming in 1992 by the Prendergast Archive and Study Center. Located in the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass., it contains archival materials pertaining to the Prendergasts, donated by Mrs. Charles Prendergast, as well as research materials and files amassed for the publication of MAURICE BRAZIL PRENDERGAST, CHARLES PRENDERGAST: A CATALOG RAISONNE (1990).
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.prenmaur
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-prenmaur

Waldo Peirce letters

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Names:
Davis, Sally Jane  Search this
Peirce, Alzira, 1908-  Search this
Extent:
23 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1943
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Capt. Sally Jane Davis, W.A.C., April 12-May 18, 1943, who was later instrumental in having Peirce's wife, Alzira, released from the service. The letters and accompanying envelopes also include watercolor sketches and verse.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, watercolorist; Searsport, Maine.
Provenance:
Donated 1971 by Sally Davis, via Harry Lowe.
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:
Watercolorists -- Maine  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.peirwall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-peirwall

Unser Kent / by W. P. ; with a portrait of the author by Rockwell Kent

Creator:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Names:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Extent:
[10] leaves (ill., 32 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents:
Satiric poem on Rockwell Kent by Peirce. Contains an inscription in French to "mon ami Walter Powers," 1934. The book includes a signed lithograph by Rockwell Kent entitled "The Olympian Peirce reading his terrific lines to a group of young ladies" and a watercolor and ink drawing by Peirce of flutist "Unser Kent." Peirce made two changes in the text. Also included is a clipping from ESQUIRE, November 1936, of a Peirce poem and illustration.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, watercolorist; Searsport, Maine.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
[S.l.] : Privately printed 1930.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Peter Powers, son of Walter Powers to whom Peirce inscribed the book.
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:
Watercolorists -- Maine  Search this
Topic:
Illustration of books  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.peirwauk
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-peirwauk

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