Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909 Search this
Watrous, Harry W. (Harry Willson), 1857-1940 Search this
1 Volume ((74 items))
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook/letterbook containing 74 letters from artists, written mostly to Academy president Harry Watrous, with several to Charles M. Kurtz regarding paintings and sculpture lent for exhibitions, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 (the St. Louis World's Fair), and other matters.
Correspondents include: Edwin Austin Abbey, John White Alexander, Otto Bacher, Edward Bell, Albert Bierstadt, Ralph Blakelock, Edwin Blashfield, Gutzon Borglum, Frederick A. Bridgman, John George Brown, Howard Russell Butler, William A. Coffin, Timothy Cole, Colin C. Cooper, Kenyon Cox, Charles Curran , Frederick Dielman, Paul Dougherty, Lucia Fairchild Fuller, Charles Gibson, Alex Harrison, Robert Henri, Daniel Huntington, John Johansen, Francis C. Jones, Wm. Kline, John La Farge, W. L. Lathrop, Jonas Lie, Will Low, Frank Millet, Thomas Moran, H. Siddons Mowbray, John Francis Murphy, James Craig Nicoll, R. A. Niehaus, Charles Niehaus, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph Pennell, Alexander Phimister Proctor, Alexander Robinson, William S. Robinson, William Allen Rogers, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Victor Salvatore, W. Elmer Schofield, Susan Watkins Serpell, Walter Shirlaw, George Smillie, James D. Smillie, Harry Snell, Edward Steichen, George Story, Henry O. Tanner, R. Van Boskerck, Elihu Vedder, Robert Vonnoh, Hubert Vos, William Whittemore, Irving Ramsey Wiles, Henry Wolf, Thomas W. Wood, and Theodore Wores.
Microfilmed in original collation order; not alphabetical or chronological.
Biographical / Historical:
Art society; New York, N.Y. Harry Watrous was elected president of the National Academy of Design in 1894. He served as Chairman, Executive Committee on Art for the State of New York for the International Exposition of 1904 (Louisiana Purchase Exposition). Charles M. Kurtz was editor of NAD's Academy Notes, and was Asst. Chief, Dept. of Fine Arts, for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904.
Lent for microfilming 1982 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, which had received it from Watrous. Watrous participated in the Corcoran's Biennials and donated two paintings.
Transcripts and handwritten drafts of interviews of 86 artists and architects associated with the National Academy of Design, conducted by Lockman. Also included are a few biographical sketches.
Interviewees include: Mrs. Edwin Austin Abbey, Wayman Adams, Robert I. Aiken, Ernest Albert, Alonzo R. Beal, Edward A. Bell, Edwin H. Blashfield, Roy H. Brown, George E. Browne, Arnold Brunner, Alexander S. Calder, Carleton T. Chapman, Benjamin West Clinedinst, Alphaeus Cole, Timothy Cole, Irving E. Couse, Robert B. Crane, Charles C. Curran, B. Franklin De Haven, William R. Derrick, Louis P. Dessar, Thomas W. Dewing, Frederick I. Dielman, Edward Dufner, John W. Dunsmore, Jared B. Flagg, John G. Flanagan, August R. Franzen, Daniel C. French, Sherry E. Fry, Edward Gay, Cass Gilbert, Walter Granville-Smith, Chester Harding, Childe Hassam, Charles W. Hawthorne, William H. Howe, Henry S. Hubbell, William H. Hyde, William S. Jewett, Francis C. Jones, Dora Wheeler Kieth, William Fair Kline, Jonas Lie, Louis Loeb, Will H. Low, Edward McCartan, Frederick MacMonnies, Herman A. MacNeil, Gari Melchers, Francis Luis Mora, H. Siddons Mowbray, Raymond P. R. Neilson, George G. Newell,Robert H. Nisbet,
Ivan G. Olinsky, Willard Dryden Paddock, Walter L. Palmer, Arthur Parton, William McGregor Paxton, Ernest C. Peixotto, Joseph Pennell, Edward H. Potthast, Henry Prellwitz, Wilhelm F. Ritschel, Henry Rittenberg, Frederick Roth, Carl Rungius, Emily Sartain, John Sartain, William Sartain, Henry B. Snell, Robert Spencer, Egerton Swartwout, Douglas Volk, Bessie & Robert Vonnoh, Horatio Walker, Harry Watrous, Adolph Weinman, Charles D. Weldon, William Whittemore, Irving Wiles, Frederick B. Williams, and Cullen Yates.
Biographical / Historical:
DeWitt Lockman was a portrait painter, New York, N.Y. He studied in Europe, 1891-1892 and 1901-1902; a pupil of James H. Beard, Nelson N. Bickford and William Sartain; and was president of the National Academy of Design and records secretary of the New York Historical Society.
Lent 1973 by the New York Historical Society.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.