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American Art in a Global Context: Photography as a Global Medium

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Symposia
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-07-25T20:20:35.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_9MHNzqk_YII

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

Creator:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  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
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

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

S. Lane Faison papers, 1922-1981, bulk 1950-1976

Creator:
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006  Search this
Subject:
Carnegie International  Search this
Allied Forces  Search this
United States  Search this
Williams College  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8102
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210273
AAA_collcode_faislane
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210273
Online Media:

S. Lane Faison papers

Creator:
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006  Search this
Names:
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section  Search this
Carnegie International  Search this
United States. Office of Strategic Services. Art Looting Intelligen Unit  Search this
Williams College -- Faculty  Search this
Extent:
5.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1922-1981
bulk 1950-1976
Summary:
The papers of art historian and Monuments Man S. Lane Faison measure 5.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1981, bulk from 1950-1976. Faison was an art history professor at Williams College, Massachusetts and, during World War II, he was a member of the Art Looting Intelligence Unit (ALIU) of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. The collection includes scattered correspondence; writings; teaching files; subject files on exhibitions and projects; artists files; and printed materials. There are two folders of documents and photographs related to Faison's World War II work in the U.S. Art Looting Intelligence Unit.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and Monuments Man S. Lane Faison measure 5.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1981, bulk from 1950-1976. Faison was an art history professor at Williams College, Massachusetts and, during World War II, he was a member of the Art Looting Intelligence Unit (ALIU) of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. The collection includes scattered correspondence; writings; teaching files; subject files on exhibitions and projects; artists files; and printed materials. There are two folders of documents and photographs related to Faison's World War II work in the U.S. Art Looting Intelligence Unit.

Six folders of scattered correspondence relate to Faison's teaching, lectures, and writings.

Writings include bound student notebooks, lecture notes, typescript drafts, published articles, and material related to his book Handbook of the Collection: Williams College Museum of Art. Eighteen bound notebooks are filled with Faison's college class notes. There are typescript drafts of Faison's articles and speeches, as well as printed versions. Papers relating to Faison's book Handbook of the Collection: Williams College Museum of Art include several drafts, a correction copy, and a folder of illustrations to accompany the text.

Teaching files consist of course files containing miscellaneous notes for classes taught by Faison. The syllabi for classes he taught are filed separately.

Subject files are arranged into three groups: Monuments Men/ALIU files; projects and exhibitions files, and general research files. There are only two folders relating to Faison's World War II work in the ALIU. They contain photographs of looted artwork and documents about the controversial decision to ship recovered artwork to the U.S. for storage in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Projects and exhibitions files document Faison's curatorial work on the Oberlin Project (a traveling exhibition of college art) and the Carnegie International Exhibition, and other miscellaneous collaborative projects. Research files contain documents organized according to Faison's original folder headings and include miscellaneous images and clippings loosely grouped together by topic: architecture, advertising, housing, poster design, etc.

Artist files are Faison's documents on specific artists that mostly contain images of artwork, clippings and articles. Artist files were mostly used for teaching and reference.

Printed materials include news clippings, exhibition catalogs, press releases, reports and other miscellaneous materials.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 6 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1949-1979 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1, 6 folders)

Series 2: Writings, 1928-1979 (1.7 linear feet; Box 1-2, 7)

Series 3: Teaching Files, 1935-1976 (0.7 linear feet; Box 2-3)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1923-1981 (0.6 linear feet; Box 3, 7)

Series 5: Artist Files, 1922-1976 (1.5 linear feet; Box 3-5, 7)

Series 6: Printed Materials, circa 1935-1980 (0.5 linear feet; Box 6-7)
Biographical / Historical:
Samson Lane Faison Jr. (1907-2006) was an art history professor at Williams College and director of the Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts. During World War II, Faison served in the Art Looting Investigation Unit of the Office of Strategic Services, an intelligence unit related to the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Division of the U.S. Army.

Samson Lane Faison Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. on November 16, 1907 to Samson Lane Faison Sr., a brigadier general in the United States Army, and Eleanor Sowers Faison. Faison graduated from Williams College in 1929, completed his M.A. at Harvard University in 1930, and a M.F.A. from Princeton in 1932. Shortly thereafter, he began teaching at Yale as an associate professor of art. In 1935, Faison married Virginia Gordon Weed (d. 1997) and they had four sons: Gordon, George, Christopher and Samson. Faison joined the Williams College faculty in 1936 and became head of the art department in 1940.

During World War II, Faison initially served as an instructor in U.S. Naval Air Force. From 1945-1946, however, Faison was a member of the Office of Strategic Services' Art Looting Investigation Unit (ALIU) responsible for investigating and interrogating Nazis and art dealers who were involved in the systematic looting of fine arts and antiquities across Europe. The ALIU investigated Karl Haberstock, Hitler's primary dealer and Hermann Voss, director of Hitler's Führermuseum in Linz, Austria where Hitler planned to house and display plundered art. Faison was the primary author of the report on the Führermuseum and also interrogated Göring's curator Walter Andreas Hofer. The ALIU issued twelve Detailed Interrogation Reports on Nazi looting activities which were used at the Nuremburg Trials.

During the recovery efforts, the U.S. government decided to ship 202 paintings that had been stolen by the Nazis from several Berlin museums in Germany (notably the Kaiser Friedrich Museum now known as the Bode Museum) to the U.S. for safekeeping at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The government argued that the storage conditions in Germany were poor. Twenty-five of the Monuments Men signed a petition, known as the Wiesbaden Manifesto, against moving the paintings out of Germany. The Berlin Paintings were transported to the U.S. anyway and went on display at the National Gallery of Art before being put in storage. Faison was one of ninety-five American art historians who signed a second resolution in protest, demanding the immediate return of the paintings. The artwork, however, was not returned until 1948.

After the war, Faison resumed his professorship and his position as art department chair at Williams College and became director of the Williams College Museum of Art in 1948. In 1950, Faison returned to Germany as the last Director of the Munich Central Collecting Point, one of several recovered artwork repositories in Europe established by the U.S. State Department for inventory, research, and repatriation. Faison's orders were to close down the Munich Collecting Point, which took nine months.

Faison continued to teach at Williams until his retirement. Faison and two of his colleagues, William H. Pierson Jr. and Whitney S. Stoddard, were the three art history professors at Williams College nicknamed the "Holy Trinity," due to their reputation for launching the careers of their students to stratospheric heights. Several of their students went on to become directors at prestigious museums such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Art Institute of Chicago. The New York Times created the moniker "Williams Mafia" in reference to the Williams alumni that were taught by the "Holy Trinity" and whom went on to become prominent members of the art world.

Faison was made a Chevalier of French Legion of Honor in 1952. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1960-1961 and Williams college awarded him a Doctor of Letters in 1971. He stepped down from his position as art department chair in 1969, and retired from his position as the director of the Williams College Museum of Art in 1976. Faison died in Williamstown, MA in 2006 at the age of 98.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview of S. Lane Faison conducted on December 14, 1981 by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art's oral history program.

Papers of S. Lane Faison, 1945-1986, are also located at the National Gallery of Art.
Provenance:
The S. Lane Faison papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by S. Lane Faison, Jr. in 4 installments from 1978 to 1982.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The S. Lane Faison papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
S. Lane Faison papers, 1922-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.faislane
See more items in:
S. Lane Faison papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-faislane

Lise Holst's research material relating to Robert Lea MacCameron

Creator:
Holst, Lise  Search this
Names:
Clews, Henry, 1876-1937  Search this
MacCameron, Robert Lee, 1866-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1896-1983
Scope and Contents:
Research notes, printed matter, photographs, and correspondence, 1981-1983, of Lise Holst relating to her work on Robert Lea MacCameron; and photocopies of MacCameron's correspondence, 1900-1912, a journal, 1896-1912, and writings.
Holst's correspondence is mainly with museums and members of the MacCameron family. Photographs and other reproductions of MacCameron's artwork. Printed matter includes exhibition catalogs and articles.
MacCameron's correspondence is with clients concerning portrait commissions, and with family and friends, including a series of letters to Henry Clews, 1909-1912. Journal entries mainly record portraits painted and European travels. Writings include essays on art topics, reminiscences, an autobiographical account, "The People I Have Painted," and "Biographical Sketch of Robert Lea MacCameron," by Robert F. MacCameron [grandson], 1967.
Arrangement:
I. Lisa Holst's correspondence, notes, and research (1981-1983) II. MacCameron's journals and papers (1896-1912); dated correspondence arranged chronologically
Biographical / Historical:
Holst: Assisant Curator, Williams College Museum of Art. MacCameron: Painter, specializing in portraits; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated by Lise Holst, 1993.
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:
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.holslise
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holslise

Alexander Stoller papers, 1919-1996

Creator:
Stoller, Alexander, 1902-1994  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald)  Search this
Stoller, Brier  Search this
Victor, Donald  Search this
U.S. Embassy in Paris  Search this
Williamsville Inn and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Saratoga Racecourse (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)  Search this
Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens  Search this
Museum of Franco-American Friendship  Search this
Williams College. Museum of Art.  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13485
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210878
AAA_collcode_stolalex
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210878

Augustus Saint-Gaudens letters, 1905-1906

Creator:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Subject:
Flannagan, John Bernard  Search this
Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale)  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augusta Homer  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage  Search this
Art -- Commissioning  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8774
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210957
AAA_collcode_sainaugu
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210957

Franklin W. Robinson interviews, 1992 Jan. 28 - Feb 26

Creator:
Robinson, Franklin Westcott  Search this
Goodwin, George M.  Search this
Subject:
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Museum directors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13410
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214598
AAA_collcode_robifrank
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214598

Maurice Brazil and Charles Prendergast sketchbooks, [ca. 1887-1940]

Creator:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7133
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209267
AAA_collcode_prenmaus
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209267

Thomas Nast drawings, [ca. 1864-1902]

Creator:
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Political cartoons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9079
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211272
AAA_collcode_nastthod
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211272

Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990

Creator:
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Glackens, William J. (William James), 1870-1938  Search this
Subject:
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Perlman, Bennard B.  Search this
Prendergast, Eugénie  Search this
Schwab, Arnold T.  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Barnes, Laura L.  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs)  Search this
Bullard, E. John(Edgar John)  Search this
Buckley, Charles E.  Search this
Dimock, Ira  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Fitzgerald, Irene Dimock  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Liff, Vivian  Search this
Morse, Stearns  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Williams College. Museum of Art.  Search this
Delaware Art Museum  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Writings
Topic:
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Authors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists) -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7175
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209312
AAA_collcode_glacwill
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209312
Online Media:

Lise Holst's research material relating to Robert Lea MacCameron, 1896-1983

Creator:
Holst, Lise  Search this
Subject:
MacCameron, Robert Lee  Search this
Clews, Henry  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6404
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215376
AAA_collcode_holslise
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215376

Edwin H. Blashfield papers, 1850-1980

Creator:
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6763
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208888
AAA_collcode_blasedwi
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208888

Harry Augustus Garfield

Artist:
William McGregor Paxton, 22 Jun 1869 - 13 May 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Harry Augustus Garfield, 1863 - 1942  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Dimensions:
Sight: 100cm x 87.4cm (39 3/8" x 34 7/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1934
Topic:
Costume\Academic\Cap and gown  Search this
Harry Augustus Garfield: Male  Search this
Harry Augustus Garfield: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Harry Augustus Garfield: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Harry Augustus Garfield: Education\Administrator\College\President  Search this
Harry Augustus Garfield: Politics and Government\Son of US President  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Williams College Museum of Art
Object number:
34.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48752e1fd-847f-437f-a37f-23b3e35674d6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_34.1

John Edward Sawyer

Artist:
William F. Draper, 24 Dec 1912 - 26 Oct 2003  Search this
Sitter:
John Edward Sawyer, 1917 - 8 Feb 1995  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 100.3cm x 95.2cm (39 1/2" x 37 1/2"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1967
Topic:
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
John Edward Sawyer: Male  Search this
John Edward Sawyer: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
John Edward Sawyer: Education\Administrator\College\President  Search this
John Edward Sawyer: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Foundation  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Williams College Museum of Art
Object number:
67.25.DUP4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4240ddfd3-cd46-441a-b837-f7c482c7dc62
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_67.25.DUP4

Alvan Hyde

Artist:
William S. Elwell, 1810 - 12 Aug 1881  Search this
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Alvan Hyde, 1768 - 1833  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Painting
Date:
1859
Topic:
Alvan Hyde: Male  Search this
Alvan Hyde: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Clergyman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Williams College Museum of Art
Object number:
WP.33
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4991a026d-500d-4048-99d9-6b4a70d07797
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_WP.33

Thomas Nast drawings

Creator:
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902  Search this
Extent:
56 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
[ca. 1864-1902]
Scope and Contents:
Drawings, sketches and cartoons.
REEL 2523: 37 drawings and sketches, ca. 1864-1889, cataloged by the Williams College Museum of Art.
REEL 3161: 18 pen and ink political cartoons and caricatures, undated and 1902, and a study, signed by Nast. 11 of the drawings contain captions on the verso by an unknown person.
Biographical / Historical:
Cartoonist and illustrator; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Cartoons on reel 3161 donated, 1962, by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA. Drawings and sketches on reel 2523 lent for microfilming, 1982, by Williams College Museum of Art.
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:
Caricaturists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Cartoonists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Political cartoons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.nastthod
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nastthod

Alexander Stoller papers

Creator:
Stoller, Alexander, 1902-1994  Search this
Names:
Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens  Search this
Museum of Franco-American Friendship  Search this
Saratoga Racecourse (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) -- History  Search this
U.S. Embassy in Paris  Search this
Williams College. Museum of Art.  Search this
Williamsville Inn and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963  Search this
Stoller, Brier  Search this
Victor, Donald  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on one reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1919-1996
Scope and Contents:
Sketchbooks; portfolio of works of art on paper and one on canvas; slides (many by Don Victor) and photographs of Stoller and of his works of art (including one by Man Ray); address book; scrapbooks; newspaper clippings; printed material; price lists and receipts; advertisements and project files. Project Files include Stoller's John F. Kennedy bust at the Museum of Franco-American Friendship; The Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens; "The Torso" at the Williams College Museum of Art; "Samothrace in Paris, 1944" at the U.S. Embassy in Paris; The Saratoga Racetrack; and the Williamsville Inn and Sculpture Garden. Also included is a file on Stoller's wife, Brier Wright Stoller, aka Lily Paget, and a two-part video of an interview with Brier (Pt. I) and footage of Stoller's works narrated by Brier (Pt. II). Approximately 15 documents received with this collection are microfilmed on AAA microfilm reel 1182.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Housatonic, Mass.
Provenance:
Donated 2003 by Linda Wesselman Jackson. Members of the Stoller family gave works of art along with these papers to Chesterwood with the understanding that these papers would be forwarded to the Archives of American Art. Stoller lent 29 items in 1976, which were microfilmed on reel 1182; included in the 2003 estate donation are approximately half of the documents previously lent.
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:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Housatonic  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.stolalex
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Ira and William Glackens papers

Creator:
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Names:
Delaware Art Museum  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Williams College. Museum of Art.  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951  Search this
Barnes, Laura L., 1875-1966  Search this
Buckley, Charles E.  Search this
Bullard, E. John(Edgar John), 1942-  Search this
Dimock, Ira  Search this
Fitzgerald, Irene Dimock  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Liff, Vivian  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
Morse, Stearns  Search this
Perlman, Bennard B.  Search this
Prendergast, Eugénie  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Schwab, Arnold T.  Search this
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sound recordings
Writings
Date:
circa 1900-1990
Summary:
The Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990, measure 2.3 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of the papers of Ira Glackens relating to the artwork of his father, William Glackens, but also contains scattered correspondence of William and his wife Edith, including letters from Albert Barnes. Ira Glackens' papers include books written by Ira; exhibition catalogs and clippings about William and others; photographs of the Glackens family and friends, of Ira, and of the Glackens residence; and an audio recording of William Glackens' remarks upon accepting an award at the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1936. There are also records of the Sansom Foundation, which was set up by Ira Glackens and his wife Nancy.
Scope and Content Note:
The Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990, measure 2.3 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of the papers of Ira Glackens relating to the artwork of his father, William Glackens, but also contains scattered correspondence of William and his wife Edith, including letters from Albert Barnes. Ira Glackens' papers include books written by Ira; exhibition catalogs and clippings about William and others; photographs of the Glackens family and friends, of Ira, and of the Glackens residence; and an audio recording of William Glackens' remarks upon accepting an award at the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1936. There are also records of the Sansom Foundation, which was set up by Ira Glackens and his wife Nancy.

Biographical information consists of genealogical research on the Glackens family and a copy of Ira Glackens birth certificate.

Correspondence of the artist William Glackens includes letters to his wife, Edith, written while on a trip to Paris in 1912 to purchase paintings for collector Albert C. Barnes. Barnes' letters to William and Edith Glackens are about paintings in the Barnes Collection, the educational plans of his Foundation, and Glackens' work and exhibitions. Letters to Edith Dimock Glackens are from relatives and friends including her father, Ira Dimock, her sister, Irene Dimock FitzGerald, author James L. Ford, and painter Maurice Prendergast. There is also a copy of a letter concerning the estate of Lenna G. Borton, the Glackens' daughter.

Ira Glackens' correspondence largely concerns exhibitions, sales, loans, donations and the authentication of artwork by William Glackens. Correspondents include museums, galleries and artists, in addition to personal correspondence with family and friends. Names of significant correspondents in Ira Glackens' correspondence include Laura (Mrs. Albert C.) Barnes, Charles Buckley, Delaware Art Museum, Kraushaar Gallery, Walt Kuhn, Vivian Liff, George Luks, Stearns Morse, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Bennard Perlman, Eugenie Prendergast, Arnold T. Schwab, Helen (Mrs. John) Sloan, and Williams College Museum of Art.

Noteworthy writings include speeches, a memoir, and a short play by Ira Glackens, and family recollections of Edith Glackens. A 1936 audio recording is of remarks made by William Glackens upon being presented with an award for his entry in the Carnegie Institute's International Exhibition. Writings by others include essays by John Bullard and Everett Shinn about Glackens.

Printed material includes Ira Glackens' books, catalogs of group and solo exhibitions featuring the work of William Glackens, clippings concerning William Glackens, and reviews of Ira Glackens' books.

Records of the Sansom Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1950 by Ira and Nancy Glackens to oversee their art interests, consist of annual reports, a charitable trust registration form, and financial and tax records.

Photographs are of the Glackens family, travel scenes and artwork by William Glackens, The Eight, and other artists.

A card index of William Glackens' paintings, prepared by Ira Glackens, provides details of artwork in William Glackens' estate.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1990 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1902-1989 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1963-1982 (Boxes 1, 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Sansom Foundation, Inc., 1957-1973 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1903-1989 (Boxes 2-3; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1956-1980 (Box 3; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1900-1986 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Card Index of William Glackens' Paintings, circa 1940-1949 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Ira Dimock Glackens (1907-1990), the first child of painter and illustrator William Glackens and Edith Dimock Glackens, was born in New York City. Raised in the art world, he was well acquainted with his father's friends and colleagues. Upon his father's death in 1938, Ira became responsible for managing and administering the art remaining in William Glackens's estate.

Educated at the Choate School, Ira Glackens became a writer. He published two books about his father: William Glackens and the Ashcan Group: The Emergence of Realism in American Art (1957) and William Glackens and the Eight: The Artists who Freed American Art (1984). An opera expert, Ira Glackens was also the author of Yankee Diva: Lillian Nordica and the Golden Days of Opera (1963) and an authority on apples.

William Glackens (1870-1938) was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Robert Henri while working as an illustrator for local newspapers, including the Philadelphia Press. In 1895, he departed for a year in Paris and then moved to New York City where he continued to work as an illustrator for various newspapers and periodicals. Before long, Glackens began to focus on scenes of city life and street crowds and, in 1908, he participated in the groundbreaking exhibition of The Eight at the Macbeth Gallery in New York City.

Between 1925 and 1932 William Glackens lived and worked in France and his painting was strongly influenced by Renoir. He spent the remainder of his life in New York City, exhibiting widely from 1894 on. Glackens was named an Associate of the National Academy of Design and was the recipient of several awards including those of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition (gold), the 1904 St. Louis Exposition, the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition, the 1933 Society of Independent Artists Exhibition, and the 1936 Carnegie International Exhibition.
Related Materials:
The Archives also holds several collections related to Ira and William Glackens, including the Ira Glackens letters to Jane Wasey; the Illustrations by William Glackens and letter from Ira Glackens; the Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast; and the Thomas Hart Benton and Ira Glackens letters. Substantial correspondence between William Glackens and the Kraushaar Gallery can also be found in the Kraushaar Galleries records.
Separated Material:
Published books not authored by Glackens family members or related to Glackens' family members were transferred to the Smithsonian's American Art Museum Library in 2007. A few pieces of artwork were given to Williams College, also in 2007.
Provenance:
The Ira and William Glackens papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Ira Glackens in 1987, and by his estate in 1991. In 2007 a small cache of papers found in the Glackens home was donated by Susan Corn Conway, who had purchased the Glackens' house.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ira and William Glackens papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Authors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists) -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Writings
Citation:
Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.glacwill
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