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Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Subject:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Citation:
Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9333
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211529
AAA_collcode_webse
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Study for Summer school advertisement

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1900 and 1935
Citation:
E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose) Webster. Study for Summer school advertisement, between 1900 and 1935. Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Art schools  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9012
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Edwin Ambrose Webster sketches of architectural ornaments and figures

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1890 and 1935
Citation:
E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose) Webster. Edwin Ambrose Webster sketches of architectural ornaments and figures, between 1890 and 1935. Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Figure drawing  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9013
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Edwin Ambrose Webster sketchbook of travels in Europe

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1926
Citation:
E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose) Webster. Edwin Ambrose Webster sketchbook of travels in Europe, circa 1926. Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Landscapes  Search this
Travel  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9014
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Edwin Ambrose Webster sketchbook of travel in France

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
France
Date:
circa 1926
Citation:
E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose) Webster. Edwin Ambrose Webster sketchbook of travel in France, circa 1926. Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Landscapes  Search this
Travel  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9015
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Edwin Ambrose Webster sketchbook

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
192-?
Citation:
E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose) Webster. Edwin Ambrose Webster sketchbook, 192-?. Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9016
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Sketch of a seated man

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
192-?
Citation:
E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose) Webster. Sketch of a seated man, 192-?. Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9017
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Woman standing near an urn

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1890 and 1935
Citation:
E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose) Webster. Woman standing near an urn, between 1890 and 1935. Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9018
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Stylized drawing of a reclining woman and surrounding foliage

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1890 and 1935
Citation:
E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose) Webster. Stylized drawing of a reclining woman and surrounding foliage, between 1890 and 1935. Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9019
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Woman wearing a hat

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1869 and 1935
Citation:
E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose) Webster. Woman wearing a hat, between 1869 and 1935. Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9020
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Boy playing a pipe

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1869 and 1935
Citation:
E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose) Webster. Boy playing a pipe, between 1869 and 1935. Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9021
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Jupiter and Ceres sketches

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
191-?
Citation:
E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose) Webster. Jupiter and Ceres sketches, 191-?. Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9022
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Glass plate negatives of the Provincetown Art Colony

Creator:
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Names:
Browne, George Elmer, 1871-1946  Search this
Philpott, A. J.  Search this
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.44 Linear feet
0.116 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1916
circa 2006
Summary:
The glass plate negatives of the Provincetown Art Colony measure 0.44 linear feet and 0.116 GB and date from 1916 and include images believed to have been taken for A. J. Philpott's August 1916 Boston Globe article entitled "Biggest Art Colony in the World at Provincetown." In addition to the twelve glass plate images of artists at work in Provincetown, including George Elmer Browne and E. Ambrose Webster, the collection includes the original negative box, a circa 2006 photocopy of Philpott's article, and digital copies of the glass plates.
Scope and Contents:
The glass plate negatives of the Provincetown Art Colony measure 0.44 linear feet and 0.116 GB and date from 1916 and include images believed to have been taken for A. J. Philpott's August 1916 Boston Globe article entitled "Biggest Art Colony in the World at Provincetown. In addition to the twelve glass plate images of artists at work in Provincetown, including George Elmer and E. Ambrose Webster, the collection includes the original negative box, a circa 2006 photocopy of Philpott's article, and digital copies of the glass plates.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Glass Plate Negatives of the Provincetown Art Colony, 1916, circa 2006 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, MGP 2, 0.116 GB; ER01)
Biographical / Historical:
The Provincetown Art Association was established by artists Gerrit Beneker, Oscar Gieberich, William Halsall, Charles Hawthorne, and E. Ambrose Webster, along with local business men and women, in 1914. By 1916, the town had become a refuge for artists and expatriates from post-World War I Paris and artists from New York, and the association held juried exhibitions, beginning in the summer of 1915. Boston Globe editor A. J. Philpott's article "The Biggest Art Colony in the World," published in August of 1916, cemented Provincetown's reputation.

The Provincetown Art Association continued to expand throughout the twentieth century, and now operates a museum and a school. Provincetown celebrated it's 100th anniversary as an art colony in 1999.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilm for the Provincetown Art Association records and photographs, 1914-circa 1975.
Provenance:
Eight negatives were donated 2006 by Stephen Borkowski, chair of the Provincetown Art Commission. Borkowski purchased the negatives at a flea market in Boston in 1996 or 1997. He was told they were from the estate of a Boston Globe photographer. Borkowski made the donation in honor of Vivian Bullaudy, friend and colleague who curated an exhibition on Provincetown artists. The additional four negatives were donated in 2008 jointly by Stephen Borkowski, chairman of the Provincetown Art Commission, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
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.
Function:
Artist colonies -- Massachusetts
Citation:
Glass plate negatives of the Provincetown Art Colony, 1916, circa 2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.philanth
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Edwin Ambrose Webster papers

Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1821-1968
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Edwin Ambrose Webster measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1821 to 1968. Found within the papers are biographical material; business and personal correspondence; writings; teaching and research files, including information on Webster's participation in the 1913 Armory show; printed material; artwork; and photographic materials of Webster, his family and friends, and his work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Edwin Ambrose Webster measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1821 to 1968. Found within the papers are biographical material; business and personal correspondence; writings; teaching and research files, including information on Webster's participation in the 1913 Armory show; printed material; artwork; and photographic materials of Webster, his family and friends, and his work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1821-1930 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1900-1940 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, 1910-1930 (3 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Teaching Files, 1930-1933 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1911-1939 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1, OVs 5-6)

Series 6: Artwork, 1890-1930 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, Artifacts 4, 7)

Series 7: Photographic Materials, 1875-1930 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 8: Karl Rodgers Research Files, 1940-1968 (6 folders; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and educator Edwin Ambrose Webster (1869-1935) lived and worked in Provincetown, Massachusetts and was known for his vibrant landscapes and for opening the first modernist art school in Provincetown.

Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Webster began his art studies at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts under Frank Benson and Edmund Tarbell, where he received a three year scholarship to study abroad at the Academie Julian. There, he studied under Jean Laurens and Jean-Joseph Constant and was awarded several additional student prizes for his work. Upon his return, Webster established himself as a founding member of the burgeoning art colony in Provincetown, opening his Summer School of Art in 1900, which he operated for the next thirty five years.

Alongside his teaching duties, Webster continued to develop a modernist style and was invited to exhibit in the 1913 Armory Show. In 1918, he traveled to France to study Cubism under Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger, and upon his return to Provincetown, began incorporating these techniques into his paintings as well as into his lectures and classes. As an active organizer within the art colony, Webster helped to found the Provincetown Art Association in 1914 and served as its director from 1917 to 1919. In 1916, he also hosted the first exhibition of the woodblock carving group, the Provincetown Printers, at his studio. Webster died at his Provincetown home in 1935.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 1974 by the wife of Mrs. Webster's nephew, Mrs. Karl F. Rodgers. Additional materials were donated by Mrs. Rodgers in 1975.
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.
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 -- Provincetown  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.webse
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Archives of American Art
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Sketches, Portraits

Collection Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890-1930
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Edwin Ambrose Webster papers / Series 6: Artwork
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Archives of American Art
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-webse-ref107

Sketches, Men

Collection Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890-1930
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Edwin Ambrose Webster papers / Series 6: Artwork
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Archives of American Art
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-webse-ref108

Sketches, Men and Women

Collection Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890-1930
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Edwin Ambrose Webster papers / Series 6: Artwork
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Archives of American Art
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Sketches, Women

Collection Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890-1930
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Edwin Ambrose Webster papers / Series 6: Artwork
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Archives of American Art
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Sketches, Women

Collection Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890-1930
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Edwin Ambrose Webster papers
Edwin Ambrose Webster papers / Series 6: Artwork
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Archives of American Art
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Sketches, Women

Collection Creator:
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890-1930
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Edwin Ambrose Webster papers, 1821-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Edwin Ambrose Webster papers
Edwin Ambrose Webster papers / Series 6: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9781e9f38-5b26-489e-99f4-8708c9558d5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-webse-ref117

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