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Marguerite Wildenhain to Bernard Leach

Creator:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1953
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1820
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Marguerite Wildenhain papers, 1930-1982
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1820
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The Potter in the New World

Creator:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1952
Topic:
Art--Philosophy  Search this
Arts and crafts  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Inspiration  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)210
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Archives of American Art
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"Open Letter to Bernard Leach"

Creator:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1953
Topic:
Art--History  Search this
Art--Philosophy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)211
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Marguerite Wildenhain papers, 1930-1982
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_211
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Marguerite Wildenhain showing the motion of hands making a pot

Photographer:
Hagel, Otto  Search this
Hagel, Otto  Search this
Subject:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)223
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_223

Marguerite Wildenhain to Hal Fromhold

Creator:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1962 Mar. 13
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Art students  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Artists' as teachers  Search this
Arts and crafts  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Finance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)250
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_250

Marguerite Wildenhain papers, 1930-1982

Creator:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Subject:
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)  Search this
Wildenhain, Frans  Search this
Anderson, Eugene Newton  Search this
Marcks, Gerhard  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Ceramicists -- California  Search this
Artists' studios -- California -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5583
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211569
AAA_collcode_wildmarg
Theme:
Craft
Women
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211569
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Frans Wildenhain papers, circa 1890-1991

Creator:
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-1980  Search this
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-1980  Search this
Subject:
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Herzger, Walter  Search this
School for American Crafts  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5582
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215734
AAA_collcode_wildfran
Theme:
Craft
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215734
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Oral history interview with Robert Arneson, 1981 August 14-15

Interviewee:
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Jones, Mady  Search this
Subject:
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Ceramics sculpture -- California -- 20th century  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11807
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212219
AAA_collcode_arneso81
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212219
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Oral history interview with Marguerite Wildenhain, 1982 March 14

Interviewee:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Bray, Hazel V.  Search this
Subject:
Krehan, Max  Search this
Marcks, Gerhard  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12152
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212301
AAA_collcode_wilden82
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212301

Oral history interview with Val Cushing, 2001 April 16

Interviewee:
Cushing, Val M., 1931-  Search this
Cushing, Val M., 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Carney, Margaret, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Archie Bray Foundation  Search this
Alfred University  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Ceramics -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Glazing (Ceramics)  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12255
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226929
AAA_collcode_cushin01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_226929
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Oral history interview with Robert Winokur, 2011 July 23-24

Interviewee:
Winokur, Robert, 1933-  Search this
Winokur, Robert, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Babu, Victor  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Ferguson, Ken  Search this
Giacometti, Ignazio  Search this
Hamada, Shōji  Search this
Hay, Dick  Search this
Klee, Paul  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Levy, Marge  Search this
Minter, Myrna  Search this
Notkin, Richard  Search this
Randall, Theodore  Search this
Reitz, Don  Search this
Rhodes, Daniel  Search this
Schulman, Norman  Search this
Staffel, Rudolf  Search this
Vavrek, Ken  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Wood, John  Search this
Alfred University  Search this
Helen Drutt Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (U.S.)  Search this
North Texas State University  Search this
Tyler School of Art  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Ceramic jewelry  Search this
Ceramicists -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Communism  Search this
Painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculpture -- Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15999
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305689
AAA_collcode_winokr11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_305689
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Guthrie Foster papers, 1959-1966

Creator:
Foster, Guthrie  Search this
Foster, Guthrie  Search this
Subject:
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Hofmann, Maria  Search this
Lionni, Leo  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Rand, Paul  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Albers, Anni  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Atlanta Art Institute  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5960
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208805
AAA_collcode_fostguth
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208805

Clemens Kalischer papers, ca.1946-1966

Creator:
Kalischer, Clemens, 1921-  Search this
Kalischer, Clemens, 1921-  Search this
Subject:
Abate, Peter  Search this
Abe, Kongō  Search this
Abel, Cora-Beth  Search this
Adler, S. M. (Samuel M.)  Search this
Aschenbach, Paul  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Bengtz, Ture  Search this
Borowski, Wiesław  Search this
Coonhan, Ms  Search this
Cox, Jan  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Der Hovanesian, Garabed  Search this
Dombek, Blanche  Search this
Doubrova, Jan  Search this
Epping, Franc  Search this
Fimple, Vernon  Search this
Forst, Miles  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster)  Search this
Gil, David  Search this
Glickman, Maurice  Search this
Granda, Julio  Search this
Grausman, Philip  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Kilbourn, Victoria  Search this
Lieberman, Alexander  Search this
Mazur, Michael  Search this
Meštrović, Ivan  Search this
Morris, George L. K.  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Neel, Alice  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Okubo, Miné  Search this
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
Rockwell, Norman  Search this
Rosenberg, Jakob  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Torres, John  Search this
Tsʻai, Wen-ying  Search this
Voulis, Asapia  Search this
Whitecross, Iain  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
MacDowell Colony  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Artist colonies -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7808
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209974
AAA_collcode_kaliclem
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209974

Marguerite Wildenhain exhibition records, 1977-1981

Creator:
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Marcks, Gerhard  Search this
Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8516
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210693
AAA_collcode_herbf
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210693

Olive Thompson Cowell papers, [ca. 1950-1982]

Creator:
Cowell, Olive Thompson, 1887-1984  Search this
Cowell, Olive Thompson, 1887-1984  Search this
Subject:
Falkenstein, Claire  Search this
Wildenhain, Frans  Search this
Bridgman, Lilian  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Cowell, Henry  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Women art patrons -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6455
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215607
AAA_collcode_coweoliv
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215607

Footage of Marguerite Wildenhain at potter's wheel

Subject:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender  Search this
Scripps College  Search this
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Date:
circa 1945
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Throwing (pottery technique)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19903
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19903

Marguerite Wildenhain at work

Subject:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1940
Topic:
Arts and crafts  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Throwing (pottery technique)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)242
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Marguerite Wildenhain papers, 1930-1982
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_242

Marguerite Wildenhain

Subject:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1950
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6349
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Marguerite Wildenhain papers, 1930-1982
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6349

Frans Wildenhain papers

Creator:
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-1980  Search this
Names:
School for American Crafts  Search this
Herzger, Walter, 1901-1985  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite  Search this
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Date:
circa 1890-1991
Summary:
The papers of ceramicist, sculptor, and educator Frans Wildenhain measure 8.2 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 1991. The papers document his career in Europe and the United States through biographical material, correspondence, diaries and notebooks, writings and notes, subject files, project files, printed material, three mixed media scrapbooks, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic materials.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of ceramicist, sculptor, and educator Frans Wildenhain measure 8.2 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 1991. The papers document his career in Europe and the United States through biographical material, correspondence, diaries and notebooks, writings and notes, subject files, project files, printed material, three mixed media scrapbooks, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic materials.

The bulk of Wildenhain's correspondence is from family and friends including Walter Herzger and Marguerite Wildenhain. Twelve diaries and notebooks include general diary entries but may include notes on art, sketches, kiln logs, and designs. Of note is a diary kepy by Wildenhain during his drive from New York City to Guerneville, California upon his arrival in the United States in 1937. Project files contain records relating to four murals completed by Wildenhain on the east coast. Three scrapbooks contain clippings, exhibition materials, and photographs concerning his teaching career at the School for American Craftsmen and exhibitions. Eleven sketchbooks date from the 1930s to 1979 and mostly contain pencil sketches. Photographs depict Wildenhain, family, his wives Marguerite, Marjorie, and Lili, homes, studios, exhibitions, and works of art by Wildenhain and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1930-circa 1980 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1895-1981 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries and Notebooks, 1930-1978 (Box 1-2; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1940-1980 (Box 2-3; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1951-1985 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Project Files, 1950-1975 (Box 3, 10; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1930-1991 (Box 3-4; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1934-1965 (Box 4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Artwork and Sketchbooks, 1930-1979 (Box 4-5, 11; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1890-1979 (Box 5-11; 3.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Frans Wildenhain (1905-1980) was a German-born ceramicist, sculptor, and educator active in Rochester, New York.

Wildenhain was born in Leipzig, Germany to a family of craftsmen. He began his study of art with drawing and design. For formal training, he enrolled at the Bauhaus where he studied in the pottery studio with Gerhard Marcks, Max Krehan, and his future wife, Marguerite Friedlaender Wildenhain. The Wildenhains moved to Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany to teach at the State School of Applied Art.

In 1933, due to Marguerite's Jewish ancestry, they moved to the Netherlands and set up a studio called Het Kruikje (Little Jug). Marguerite later emigrated to the United States however Frans was unable to follow. He moved to Amsterdam but was drafted into the German Army which he deserted. He followed Marguerite to the United States in 1947 after a seven year separation.

Upon his arrival in the United States, Frans drove from New York City to Geurneville, California where Marguerite had settled at an artist colony, Pond Farm. Their marriage did not last and Frans Wildenhain accepted a position at the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He stayed in that position for over twenty years. He co-founded a cooperative gallery called Shop One, in Rochester, New York.

In 1952, he married Marjorie McIlroy and after her death, married Elisabeth (Lili) Brockkardt.

Franz Wildenhain was a Guggenheim Fellow and exhibited his works around Europe and the United States. His pottery is included in the collections of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Smithsonian Institution, Luther College, and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview of Frans Wildenhain conducted 1978 April 10-1979 July 28, by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art; the Marguerite Wildenhain papers, 1930-1982; a Frans Wildenhain grant application, 1974 for the National Endowment for the Arts; Letters from Frans Wildenhain to Virginia Cartwright Katz, 1968-1979; Robert Johnson slides of works by Frans Wildenhain, circa 1978; the Kitty C. L. Fischer papers relating to Frans Wildenhain, 1940-1981; and an interview with Elisabeth (Lili) Wildenhain conducted 1995 August 22, by Robert F. Brown. Also found are the Ron Meyers papers relating to Frans Wildenhain, circa 1967-1979; the Roy Cartwright letters from Frans Wildenhain, 1966-1979; and the Gerhard Marcks letters from Frans Wildenhain, 1950-1979 on reel 2435.
Provenance:
Elisabeth Wildenhain donated her husband's papers in 1989 and 1998.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- Rochester  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Rochester  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- Rochester  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Citation:
Frans Wildenhain papers, circa 1890-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wildfran
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-wildfran

Wildenhain, Marguerite

Collection Creator:
Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-1980  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1979
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Frans Wildenhain papers, circa 1890-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frans Wildenhain papers
Frans Wildenhain papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-wildfran-ref24

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