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Biographical Data, Newspaper Obituaries

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9927cfd8e-797f-4399-b617-0c64205878e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref13

Letters to Mrs. Henry Ness [Zenobia B. Ness]

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940
1930-1931
1933
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95f5e6ff2-a2cf-4e7b-ad8e-d1521a252327
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref14

Letters to Walter Pritchard Eaton

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e2a096ab-3505-4521-b5ac-b0ae22d7ec52
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref15

Writings, re: Business Depressions

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw978a54712-86c8-489e-870e-789fb3042a3d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref16

Newspaper Clippings

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1983
1968
1930-1936
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw933133e65-6122-4de8-8a5d-18eea26038b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref17

Printed Material, Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw996202ead-9cc0-4da0-ab48-34ea7264ad1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref18

Photographs, Grant Wood and his works

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw911b7d2f7-941f-457b-a78d-0b1194797706
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref19

Photographs, Stone City Art Colony

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grant Wood papers
Grant Wood papers / Series 1: Grant Wood Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b40e1ef8-a380-4800-9e54-e7e4d7e2b877
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref20

Grant Wood Papers

Collection Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1983
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodgrap, Series 1
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Grant Wood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93092f650-11d1-4699-9189-318066d81443
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-woodgrap-ref12

Cedar Rapids -- Pleasant Hill

Designer:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Provenance:
Cedar Rapids Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pleasant Hill (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Linn County -- Cedar Rapids
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a worksheet, a garden plan, a detailed narrative description of the property and garden, a plant list, geological survey, copies of articles on Grant Wood, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
The gardens at Pleasant Hill were inspired by the early architecture of the area and the designs of regionalist painter, Grant Wood. The residence was constructed in 1932 to reflect the architectural history of Iowa, using original structral elements from other houses and antique furniture. On December 20, 1989, the home was designated as a National Historic Site. At the entrance to the garden, Grant Wood designed a grape arbor. Stones from a quarry near Stone City, Iowa and a grist mill stone were incorporated into garden seats. The owner chose species of flowers and trees that are either indigenous to the zone or have proven successful through the harsh Iowa winters, producing a continuous show of color in summer, spring, and fall.
Persons and firms associated with the property and garden include: Bruce McKay (architect, designer, builder, 1932-?); Grant Wood (artist, 1933); and Mrs. E. W. Spence (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Pleasant Hill related holdings consist of 2 folders (4 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67042acb3-da86-42e3-bf66-9642c6b6f92d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6546

Wilbur D. Peat correspondence

Creator:
John Herron Art Institute  Search this
Names:
Albinson, Dewey, 1898-1971  Search this
Baylinson, A. S., 1882-1950  Search this
Bell, Wenona Day  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Bohm, C. Curry, 1894-  Search this
Borie, Adolphe, 1877-1934  Search this
Borst, George H., 1889-  Search this
Brackman, Robert, 1898-  Search this
Brecher, Samuel, 1897-  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967  Search this
Carian, Varaldo J., 1891-  Search this
Carpenter, E. F., Mrs  Search this
Carroll, John, 1892-1959  Search this
Cikovsky, Nicolai, 1894-  Search this
Cirino, Antonio, 1889-  Search this
Clear, Charles Val, d. 1967?  Search this
Cohen, Max B.  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Davey, Randall, 1887-1964  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Dougherty, Paul, 1877-1947  Search this
Eakins, Susan Macdowell  Search this
Eddy, Henry S. (Henry Stephens), 1878-1944  Search this
Evans, Virginia Bargar  Search this
Fabrick, Anton Piers  Search this
Farnsworth, Jerry, 1895-1982  Search this
Fiene, Ernest, 1894-  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Kelly (John Kelly)  Search this
Folinsbee, John Fulton, 1892-1972  Search this
Gailor, Charlotte  Search this
Garber, Daniel, 1880-  Search this
Gilder, Robert F. (Robert Fletcher), 1856-1940  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Grabach, John R.  Search this
Greener, Charles T. (Charles Theodore), 1870-1935  Search this
Gruppe, Charles Paul, 1860-1940  Search this
Higgins, Eugene, 1874-1958  Search this
Hofmeier, Miriam McKinnie, 1906-  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Hunger, Bernard A.  Search this
Keller, Henry G., 1869-1949  Search this
King, Fanny Mahon, b. 1865  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina, 1889-1977  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Kuehne, Max, 1880-1968  Search this
La Chance, Georges, 1888-  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Mattson, Henry E. (Henry Elis), 1887-1971  Search this
McFee, Henry Lee, 1886-1953  Search this
Millet, Clarence, 1897-1959  Search this
Moffett, Ross  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Mulhaupt, Frederick J., 1871-1938  Search this
Myers, Jerome, 1867-1940  Search this
Nayland, Watson  Search this
Newcombe, Warren, b. 1894  Search this
Peat, Wilbur David, 1898-1966  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing, 1869-1955  Search this
Philipp, Robert, 1895-1981  Search this
Phillips, Marjorie, 1895-1985  Search this
Plaschke, Paul Albert, 1880-1954  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Reed, Doel, b. 1894  Search this
Rosen, Charles, 1878-1950  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949  Search this
Savage, Eugene F., b. 1883  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974  Search this
Sewall, Edward  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Sheets, Nan  Search this
Simkhovitch, Simka, 1893-1949  Search this
Singer, Clyde, 1908-  Search this
Smith, Judson, 1880-1962  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962  Search this
Speight, Francis, 1896-1989  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Tromka, Abram, 1896-1954  Search this
Verner, Elizabeth O'Neill, 1883-1979  Search this
Warren, Ferdinand E., b. 1899  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd, 1861-1940  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Wilcox, Lois, b. 1889  Search this
Wiltz, Arnold, 1889-1937  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Wrenn, Harold Holmes, 1887-1967  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1936
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of director Wilbur D. Peat. Many of the letters are from well-known artists of the 1920s and 1930s relating to their contributions to an exhibition of American paintings which Peat was assembling in 1932-1933. [Microfilm title: The Herron Museum of Art]
Correspondents include: Dewey Albinson, A. S. Baylinson, Wenona Day Bell, Thomas H. Benton, George Biddle, Peter Blume, Ernest Blumenschein, C. Curry Bohm, Adolphe Borie, George H. Borst, Robert Brackman, Samuel Brecher, Alexander Brook, Charles E. Burchfield, Varaldo J. Carian, Mrs. E. F. Carpenter, John Carroll, Nicolai Cikovsky, Antonio Cirino, Charles Val Clear, Max B. Cohen, John S. Curry, Randall Davey, Charles H. Davis, Edwin Dickinson, Paul Dougherty, Susan M. Eakins, Henry S. Eddy, Virginia B. Evans, Jerry Farnsworth, Ernest Fiene, John K. Fitzpatrick, John F. Folinsbee, Anton P. Fabrick, Charlotte Gailor, Daniel Garber, Robert F. Gilder, William J. Glackens, John R. Grabach, Charles T. Greener, Charles P. Gruppe,
Eugene Higgins, Edward Hopper, Bernard A. Hunger, Henry G. Keller, Fanny M. King, Georgina Klitgaard, Leon Kroll, Max Kuehne, Georges La Chance, Luigi Lucioni, Reginald Marsh, Henry E. Mattson, Henry Lee McFee, Miriam McKinnie, Clarence Millet, Ross E. Moffett, Francis Mora, Frederick Mulhaupt, Jerome Myers, Watson Nayland, Warren Newcombe, Waldo Peirce, Van Dearing Perrine, Robert Philipp, Abraham Phillips (Tromka), Majorie Phillips, Paul A. Plaschke, Edward Redfield, Doel Reed, Charles Rosen, Edward B. Rowan, Olive Rush, Chauncey Ryder, Eugene F. Savage, Henry Schnakenberg, Zoltan Sepeshy, Edward Sewall, Leopold Seyffert, Nan Sheets, Simka Simkhovitch, Clyde J. Singer, Judson Smith,
Eugene Speicher, Francis Speight, Maurice Sterne, Alfred Stieglitz (letter written on the back of Peat's letter to Georgia O'Keeffe and written for her), Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Ferdinand E. Warren, Frederick Judd Waugh, Max Weber, Lois Wilcox, Arnold Wiltz, Grant Wood, and Harold Holmes Wrenn.
Biographical / Historical:
The John Herron Art Institute became the Indianapolis Museum of Art ca. 1969-1970. Peat was director 1929-1965.
Other Title:
Herron Museum of Art [microfilm title, reel D131]
Provenance:
Donated 1962 by the John Herron 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.
Topic:
Art, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
Identifier:
AAA.johnherr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91db490fb-3ad5-435f-b574-2a7a4de1dec2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-johnherr

List of business depressions

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Subject:
Great Depression  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1932
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10070
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Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10070

Grant Wood letter to Zenobia Ness

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Ness, Zenobia Brumbaugh, 1877-1943  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1930 Oct. 28
Topic:
Art schools  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Clubs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8045
See more items in:
Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8045
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Grant Wood letter to Edward B. Rowan

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946  Search this
Subject:
Olds, Elizabeth  Search this
Daughters of the American Revolution  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1934 Feb. 6
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13878
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Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13878
Online Media:

Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Subject:
Eaton, Walter Prichard  Search this
Ness, Zenobia Brumbaugh  Search this
Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa)  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Middle West  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9365
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211561
AAA_collcode_woodgrap
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211561
Online Media:

Return from Bohemia by Grant Wood, 1941

Creator:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10480
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213893
AAA_collcode_woodgran
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213893

A question of regionalism ; lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood / [exhibition and catalogue organized by Joseph S. Czestochowski

Author:
Czestochowski, Joseph S  Search this
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart 1889-1975  Search this
Curry, John Steuart 1897-1946  Search this
Wood, Grant 1891-1942  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. ; 22 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1975
Topic:
Lithographs, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.B475yC9
NE2307.C99
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_94404

"Grant Wood's main street" exhibition photographs [electronic resource]

Author:
Pohlman, Jessica L  Search this
Brunnier Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Grant 1891-1942  Search this
Physical description:
1 CD-ROM : col. ill. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Electronic resources
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
mrdf 000535
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_759225

Thomas Hart Benton papers

Creator:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Names:
Craven, Thomas, b. 1889  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Extent:
4 Reels (ca. 600 items (on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Place:
Middle west in art
Date:
1906-1975
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; an interview with Benton concerning his Truman Library mural; correspondence, including many illustrated letters to his parents written while he was in school, studying in Paris, and in the Navy in Virginia; a letter from Thomas Craven and one from Stanton Macdonald-Wright; manuscripts, including "An American in Art," "An Artist in America," "Death of Grant Wood," "American Regionalism," "Life in Paris," "The Intimate Story," "Politics," and notes on Jackson Pollock; notes and notebooks containing writings; a handwritten manuscript of his speech at the dedication of his Truman Library mural; a few sketches and plates of his illustration for TOM SAWYER; a catalog, printed articles by Benton, and clippings; research material; and a photograph of Benton.
Biographical / Historical:
American regionalist painter; Kansas City, Mo.
Provenance:
Lent 1980 by Benton Testamentary Trusts, Lyman Field, trustee.
Restrictions:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Middle West  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Middle West  Search this
Regionalism  Search this
Art, Regional -- Middle West  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Middle West  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bentthom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922b8b5d1-7bd9-4d50-9581-29c15f955d36
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bentthom

King W. Vidor papers

Creator:
Vidor, King, 1894-1982  Search this
Names:
Associated American Artists  Search this
Big parade (Motion picture)  Search this
Metaphor: King Vidor meets with Andrew Wyeth (motion picture)  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Typescripts
Date:
1936-1982
Summary:
The papers of King Vidor measure 2.1 linear feet and include correspondence, printed material, and a variety of materials related to the documentary Metaphor: King Vidor Meets Andrew Wyeth (1980) written and directed by Vidor, including production notes, photographs, and motion picture film.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of King Vidor measure 2.1 linear feet and include correspondence, printed material, and a variety of materials related to the documentary Metaphor: King Vidor Meets Andrew Wyeth (1980) written and directed by Vidor, including production notes, photographs, and motion picture film.

Correspondence is mainly between Vidor and multiple galleries and artists whose artworks Vidor collected, and includes single letters from artists Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and Andrew Wyeth. Lengthy correspondence with Associated American Artists is found among other correspondence with galleries. Loan requests from museums borrowing from Vidor's painting collection, and image requests for reproduction rights for paintings owned by Vidor from various publishers are also found, as well as a few sheets of notes related to valuation of paintings.

Printed material includes exhibition catalogs for Millard Sheets and Diego Rivera, clippings on a variety of subjects, including a long article about his film project Metaphor published in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and periodicals with articles about the artist Grant Wood.

Scattered slides are mostly of unidentified artwork.

Material related to Metaphor, Vidor's film project with Andrew Wyeth include photographs of Wyeth and Vidor in Pennsylvania, stills from Vidor's 1925 film The Big Parade, and a still from Metaphor. Production notes include detailed footage and edit notes as well as typescripts of draft narration. Some production notes are arranged as a group, and others are arranged with documentation of the original film containers in which they were found. Motion picture film found in the collection includes a print of the final version of the film, edit master film material (A and B rolls), outtakes, and trims.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series. Digital photographs of original film containers are filed in Series 4.

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1941-1982 (Box 1, 1 folder)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1936-1980 (Box 1, 3 folders)

Series 3: Slides, 1964 (1 folder; Box 1)

Series 4: -- Metaphor: King Vidor Meets Andrew Wyeth -- (1980), 1976-1980 (1.9 linear feet; Box 1, FC 1-17)
Biographical / Historical:
King Vidor was an American film director whose prolific career began in 1913, during the silent era, and continued through 1959 when he stopped directing large scale film projects. In addition to his prolific film career, Vidor was an avid collector of American Art who owned works by Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, among others.

Vidor's final film, Metaphor: King Vidor Meets Andrew Wyeth (1980), is a documentary in which he and Wyeth discuss the impact of Vidor's most celebrated film of the silent era, The Big Parade, on Wyeth's painting. The project began when Wyeth wrote a lengthy letter to Vidor crediting his film, which Wyeth claimed to have watched over a hundred times, with having had a direct impact on the compositions of his paintings, which he only noticed after the fact when his wife, Betsy, pointed it out to him.

When Wyeth contacted Vidor for permission to use clips from The Big Parade in a documentary project by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to accompany a 1976 exhibition of these works, Two Worlds of Andrew Wyeth: Kuerners and Olsons, instead of lending his film to that effort, Vidor went to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to film Wyeth himself. Together, the two set out to make a documentary telling the story of the aesthetic relationship between their work, with Vidor directing. The film was completed in 1980 but was never commercially released.

Vidor died in 1982.
Related Materials:
There is an oral history interview with King Vidor held by Columbia University.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by the King Vidor Trust.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
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Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Topic:
Filmmakers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Typescripts
Citation:
King W. Vidor papers, 1936-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vidoking
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King W. Vidor papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3a1f770-e016-4f3e-995d-081b5eac2c55
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vidoking

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