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Sol Wilson papers, 1919-1975

Creator:
Wilson, Sol, 1896-1974  Search this
Subject:
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Babcock Galleries  Search this
Citation:
Sol Wilson papers, 1919-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9380
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211577
AAA_collcode_wilssol
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211577

Sol Wilson

Artist:
Sol Wilson, 1896 - 1974  Search this
Sitter:
Sol Wilson, 1896 - 1974  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76.3cm x 61cm (30 1/16" x 24"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1966
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Costume\Smock  Search this
Printed Material\Papers\Letter  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Sol Wilson: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Academy of Design
Object number:
1703-P-1253
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/sm4c691b8c8-f012-4226-b99c-3e70f0ed5b20
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1703-P-1253

Joseph Kaplan papers, 1915-1977

Creator:
Kaplan, Joseph, 1900-1980  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Milton  Search this
Lozowick, Louis  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Kaplan, Virginia  Search this
Ishigaki, Eitarō  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Ishigaki, Aya  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Wilson, Sol  Search this
United States. Public Works Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Citation:
Joseph Kaplan papers, 1915-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Photographers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State)  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7650
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209813
AAA_collcode_kapljose
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209813
Online Media:

Albert Reese letters, 1946-1949

Creator:
Reese, Albert  Search this
Citation:
Albert Reese letters, 1946-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Prints -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8433
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210607
AAA_collcode_reesalbe
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210607

Jacques Joseph Camins films and posters, circa 1965

Creator:
Camins, Jacques Joseph, 1904-1988  Search this
Subject:
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Teichman, Sabina  Search this
Brigadier, Anne  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Botkin, Henry  Search this
Kaplan, Joseph  Search this
Marantz, Irving  Search this
Wilson, Sol  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Motion pictures
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Jacques Joseph Camins films and posters, circa 1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- United States  Search this
Art, American -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10054
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212915
AAA_collcode_camijacq
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212915

Wilson, Sol

Collection Creator:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 111
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1968
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings and born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.

The Artists' Questionanaires require permission from each artist before publishing, quoting, or reproducing. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Items created by Francis V. O'Connor: copyright held by Avis Berman. Artists' questionnaires: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from the individual artist. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Francis V. O'Connor papers, 1920-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Francis V. O'Connor papers
Francis V. O'Connor papers / Series 1: NCFA Library / 1.3: GSA Artists' Employment History Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d71c3eb2-b9c1-42ae-aec8-28c3e5dee379
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-oconfran-ref653

Joseph Kaplan papers

Creator:
Kaplan, Joseph, 1900-1980  Search this
Names:
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Public Works Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph, 1896-1984  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Ishigaki, Aya  Search this
Ishigaki, Eitarō, 1893-1958  Search this
Kaplan, Virginia  Search this
Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Wilson, Sol  Search this
Extent:
4.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Date:
1915-1977
Summary:
The papers of the painter, photographer, printmaker, and teacher Joseph Kaplan measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1915-1977. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material, specifically exhibition catalogs. Also found are a large number of photographs taken of and by Kaplan. The papers also include biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, and artwork. There is a 0.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes travel slides taken in Mexico and Provincetown, Massachusetts by Joseph Kaplan, circa 1940-1950, and a photograph of Kaplan by Arnold Newman, circa 1950.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of the painter, photographer, printmaker, and teacher Joseph Kaplan measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1915-1977. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material, specifically exhibition catalogs. Also found are a large number of photographs taken of and by Kaplan. The papers also include biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, and artwork. There is a 0.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes travel slides taken in Mexico and Provincetown, Massachusetts by Joseph Kaplan, circa 1940-1950, and a photograph of Kaplan by Arnold Newman, circa 1950.

Biographical material contains a few of Kaplan's personal documents, a number of certificates and medals he recieved during his lifetime, a travel itinerary notebook, and a few hand-written notes.

Kaplan's correspondence is primarily from colleagues, art organizations, galleries, museums, and colleges and universities such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Academy of Design, and Audubon Artists, inc. Also found are letters from friends and colleagues such as Chaim Gross, Adolph Gottlieb, Raphael Soyer, Louis Lozowick, Milton Avery, and Sol Wilson, as well as a large number of letters to his wife Virginia written during his travels.

Personal business records concern Kaplan's art sales, loans, exhibition notifications, and his involvment in the WPA. His artwork is documented in price lists and inventory lists. Some of the material consists of routine transactions not necessarily related to Kaplan's work, including bank records, an address list, and income and expense reports.

Printed Material includes news clippings, exhibition catalogs, exhibition annoucenments, and invitations for Kaplan shows. There are a few published copies and page proofs of Kaplan's commerical artwork.

Artwork includes four Kaplan etchings, three of which are metal plates and one linoleum block. Also included are a few unidentified pen and pencil sketches.

Photographs depict Kaplan, mainly later in his life, and his family. Also found are four of Virginia Kaplan's photograph albums containing images of her and friends from early adulthood. Photographs of Kaplan's friends and colleagues include images of Aya and Eitaro Ishigaki, Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, William Gropper, and Joseph De Martini. Also included are photographs taken by Kaplan of New York City, his travels, and artist demonstrations. There are also a large number of photographs of Kaplan's artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1919-1975 (Box 1, 5, OV 7; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1929-circa 1975 (Box 1, OV 7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, circa 1920-1977 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1915-1975 (Box 1, 2, 3, OV 7; 2.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1940-circa 1960 (Box 3, 5; 2 folders)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1917-circa 1975 (Box 4, 6, OV 7; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1940-1950 (Box 8, OV 9; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph Kaplan (1900-1980) was a painter, printmaker, photographer, and teacher who worked primarly in New York and Provincetown. He was most active in the 1940s through the 1950s. Earlier in his career he worked on several WPA Federal Art Projects and Treasury Relief Art Projects.

Joseph Kaplan was born in Minsk, Russia and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1888 at the age of 12. He married Virginia Haber in 1927 and they had no children.

Kaplan studied at the Eductional Alliance Art School and the Art Students League. He went to Provincetown in the mid-twenties as a student of Charles W. Hawthorne with whom he previously studied with at the National Academy of Design. Afterwards he revisited Provincetown intermittently and began to regard the Cape as his summer studio, working there each summer since 1948.

In 1948 he won the first of many gold medals from the Audubon Artists at the National Academy of Design for a marine painting. He was also the first recipient of the John J. Newman Memorial Medal, given by the National Society of Painters in Casein for his Wellfleet, Low Tide. The Shore Studios in Provincetown, the Harry Salpeter Gallery and then Krasner Gallery in New York City represented Kaplan's artwork.

Kaplan predominantly worked in watercolor and oil paint, depicting landscapes and seascapes, and becoming acclaimed as a Colorist and Romanticist. He occasionally painted figures and, as he gained recognition, he traveled extensively in search for subjects. In 1968 Kaplan recieved a grant from Chapelbrook Foundation to live and work for a year in Mexico.

Kaplan's work was included frequently in group exhibitions and he participated in more then 30 major shows in his lifetime. Throughout his career he was a member of many art organizations including Artists League of America, Audubon Artists, Provincetown Art Association, and Cape Cod Art Association. He was continually active in the art life in Provincetown serving as board members, trustees, and judges. He also occasionally taught at art schools including the American Artist School and John Reed Club, and taught a number of private pupils.

Joseph Kaplan died on February 28th, 1980 at the age of 79 in Brewster, Massachusetts.
Separated Materials:
307 nitrate negatives donated to the Archives of American Art with the Joseph Kaplan papers have been removed and are stored in off-site storage. Negatives were duplicated onto safety based film and only select prints were made.
Provenance:
The Joseph Kaplan papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Marilyn Kearney in 1981. Additional papers were donated by Deborah Meyer in 2021.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Photographers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State)  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Citation:
Joseph Kaplan papers, 1915-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kapljose
See more items in:
Joseph Kaplan papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9407e127f-553c-4730-a748-ad683c5835aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kapljose
Online Media:

Abraham Walkowitz

Artist:
Sol Wilson, 1896 - 1974  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Walkowitz, 28 Mar 1880 - Jan 1965  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor or oil (?)
Dimensions:
Not recorded
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1943-44
Topic:
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Abraham Walkowitz: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Abraham Walkowitz: Male  Search this
Abraham Walkowitz: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Etcher  Search this
Abraham Walkowitz: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Newark Museum
Object number:
NJ050220
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/sm4463704c4-91a7-405e-9061-91b7b81c7a46
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NJ050220

Net Mending

Artist:
Sol Wilson, American, 1896–1974  Search this
Medium:
Gouache on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (29.2 x 22.5 cm) image: 11 x 8 in. (28 x 20.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(by July 1945)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.5540
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py204f2ad59-2cbe-4914-8104-47f7a7fb9d17
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.5540

House On Coast

Artist:
Sol Wilson, American, 1896–1974  Search this
Medium:
Gouache on paperboard
Dimensions:
15 X 20 IN. (38.1 X 50.8 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(by July 1945)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.5541
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py26f9a4034-7f34-42f4-8b44-111ae72bec60
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.5541

Repair Shack

Artist:
Sol Wilson, American, 1896–1974  Search this
Medium:
Gouache on paperboard
Dimensions:
14 5/8 X 19 3/4 IN. (37.1 X 50.0 CM.)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
(by July 1945)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.5542
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2397f5cd5-962b-4e0c-9129-2262404e42ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.5542

Rocky Point

Artist:
Sol Wilson, American, 1896–1974  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
20 x 30 1/8 in. (50.8 x 76.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1942
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.5543
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py261f81c3f-eeb0-4d8a-a506-9fa6000ca96a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.5543

At the Forest Fire

Artist:
Sol Wilson, born Vilna, Poland 1893-died New York City 1974  Search this
Medium:
tempera on paperboard: illustration board
Dimensions:
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\truck  Search this
Disaster\fire  Search this
Occupation\medicine  Search this
State of being\illness\wound  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Internal Revenue Service through the General Services Administration
Object number:
1962.8.74
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7364ce89e-d817-436c-a430-ca6b521e108a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1962.8.74

Abraham Walkowitz [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Wilson, Sol 1893-1974  Search this
Subject:
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1943-1944
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0010690
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_10690

Snow on Morningside [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Wilson, Sol 1893-1974  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Cityscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0121625
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_121626

Low Tide [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Wilson, Sol 1893-1974  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0121626
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_121627

Drug Store [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Wilson, Sol 1893-1974  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1951?
Topic:
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Store  Search this
Cityscape  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0121627
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_121628

Brushfire 1 [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Wilson, Sol 1893-1974  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1963?
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Disaster--Fire  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0121637
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_121638

Sol Wilson: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Wilson, Sol 1893-1974  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF003195
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141970

Sol Wilson [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Sol  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Occupation--Art--Printmaker  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002281
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2281

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