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John Whorf papers, [ca. 1880-1961]

Creator:
Whorf, John, 1903-1959  Search this
Subject:
Whorf, Harry C.  Search this
Kemp, Harry  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
John Whorf papers, [ca. 1880-1961]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting -- Photographs  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5719
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208557
AAA_collcode_whorjohn
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208557

Oral history interview with S. Morton Vose

Interviewee:
Vose, S. Morton (Seth Morton), 1909-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Paxton, Elizabeth Okie  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Robinson, Thomas V., 1938-  Search this
Sample, Paul, 1896-1974  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Whorf, John, 1903-1959  Search this
Extent:
87 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1986 July 24-1987 April 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of S. Morton Vose conducted 1986 July 24-1987 April 28, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Vose speaks of the pervasive effect of his family's art gallery upon his life; studying languages at Harvard College; his affiliation with the gallery from 1927 on; the increasing emphasis on American painting during his career at the Vose Gallery, and the gradual de-emphasis on European work. He reminisces about some Vose Gallery clients, especially Maxim Karolik, and some art dealers; he discusses a traveling exhibition he was involved in; he speaks of the gallery's relations with prominent museum personnel, such as William Reinhold Valentiner and E.P. Richardson. Vose also discusses the pitfalls of appraising art collections, his father's last years, and the firm's move, and his recent work on a dictionary of American painters. He recalls William Morris Hunt, Thomas Robinson, Leopold Seyffert, Catherine Morris Wright, Maxim Karolik, Elizabeth Paxton, Paul Sample, John Whorf, Hermann Dudley Murphy, Winslow Homer, James Fitzgerald, Arthur Healey, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Seth Morton Vose (1909-2007) was an art dealer and art historian from Brookline, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 25 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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 is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Brookline  Search this
Art dealers -- Massachusetts -- Brookline  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.voses86
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a345a506-2674-4265-9220-c48ca66714d4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-voses86
Online Media:

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112909
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112910

Treumont St. in the Rain [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1945*
Image number:
JUL J0112910
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112911

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112911
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112912

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112912
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112913

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0112913
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_112914

John Whorf: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF003168
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141943

Breightening Seine [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Photographic firm:
Living American Art, Inc.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print color
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1939, 1940
Topic:
Waterscape  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Rowboat  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Fishing  Search this
Object--Tool--Fishing Net  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC002336
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_142574

Winter by the Sea [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Photographic firm:
Living American Art, Inc.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print color
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1939, 1940
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Landscape--Road  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC002337
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_142575

John Whorf papers

Creator:
Whorf, John, 1903-1959  Search this
Names:
Kemp, Harry, 1883-1960  Search this
Whorf, Harry C.  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
[ca. 1880-1961]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; photographs; sketches and pages from a sketchbook; drawings; certificates; notes; a book; and clippings.
REEL 1052: Correspondence, mostly between Whorf and family members; pages from a scrapbook of clippings and photographs, 1912-1926; 2 National Academy of Design certificates; a drawing, 1913, done by Whorf as a child; photographs of Whorf, his family (including one of his grandfather, ca. 1880), and of his paintings; and clippings, 1924-1961.
UNMICROFILMED: A postcard from Ruth and Loring Dodd; a 1934 letter from a patron; 6 photographs, including The Beachcombers (a painter's club); a street scene (ca. 1890's) taken by John's father, commercial photographer, Harry C. Whorf, photographs of Harry C. Whorf (1890s), John Whorf's work, and of a John Singer Sargent painting; certificates of membership in the National Academy of Design; notes on color; 17 sketches in pencil, crayon and water color (1911); 21 clippings; and an inscribed copy of Harry Kemp's PROVINCETOWN TIDEWAYS (c 1947).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Provincetown, Mass.
Provenance:
Materials on reel 1052 lent for microfilming 1975 by Nancy Whorf Kelly, Whorf's daughter. Portions were subquently donated along with unmicrofilmed material, 1983.
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:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Photographs  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.whorjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93c3d2cc5-4ccb-4003-8634-23b8736a0aa8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whorjohn

Untitled (Boats along Wharf), (painting)

Painter:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1925
Topic:
Waterscape--Coast  Search this
Waterscape--Wharf  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Rowboat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Tugboat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F980066
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_474873

Hunter with Dogs, (painting)

Painter:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc 238 Newbury Street Boston Massachusetts 02116
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Hunting  Search this
Animal--Dog  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60630449
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_429466

Lookout on the Mast, (painting)

Painter:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Georgia Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton Street Athens Georgia 30602
Topic:
Waterscape  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailing Ship  Search this
Control number:
IAP 10420265
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_391618

Approaching the Finish, (painting)

Painter:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc 238 Newbury Street Boston Massachusetts 02116
Topic:
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Recreation  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Occupation--Sport--Jockey  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Racing  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60630444
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_429461

Keeper of the Bell, (painting)

Painter:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Butler Institute of American Art 524 Wick Avenue Youngstown Ohio 44502 Accession Number: 946-W-105
Topic:
Figure  Search this
Object--Musical Instrument--Bell  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42832426
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_441979

Rainy Day, (painting)

Painter:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue New York New York 10021 Accession Number: 33.72
Date:
1932
Topic:
Landscape--Weather--Rain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60010758
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_443366

Desert Mountains, (painting)

Painter:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc 238 Newbury Street Boston Massachusetts 02116
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--Desert  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Object--Tool--Axe  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60630439
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_429456

Swans, (painting)

Painter:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 38.1845
Topic:
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Animal--Bird--Swan  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20493173
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373394

Summer Night, Provincetown, Massachusetts, (painting)

Painter:
Whorf, John 1903-1959  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 47.1424
Date:
1926
Topic:
Landscape--Massachusetts--Provincetown  Search this
Landscape--Season--Summer  Search this
Waterscape--Time--Night  Search this
Waterscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Waterscape--Coast  Search this
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Fishing  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20493176
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373397

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