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Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd papers, 1917-1993

Creator:
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
Wyeth, Henriette, 1907-1997  Search this
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
Subject:
Nixon, Pat  Search this
Eisenhower, Julie Nixon  Search this
Horgan, Paul  Search this
Annenberg, Walter H.  Search this
Eisenstaedt, Alfred  Search this
Wyeth, Henriette  Search this
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers)  Search this
Nixon, Pat  Search this
Horgan, Paul  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Drawings
Topic:
Women painters -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10392
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213768
AAA_collcode_hurdpete
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213768
Online Media:

Wyeth, Henriette (1907-1997, Mrs. Peter Hurd)

Collection Creator:
Archambault, Anna Margaretta, 1856-1956  Search this
Container:
Reel P027, Frame 369
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [P027.archambaul]
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
To A. Margaretta Archambault, undated, responding to Archambault's invitation to join the Plastic Club.
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Anna Margaretta Archambault selected papers
Anna Margaretta Archambault selected papers / Series 1: Anna Margaretta Archambault selected papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archanna-ref406

William E. Phelps papers

Creator:
Phelps, William E., 1897-1967  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Names:
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
Kerr, E. Coe, 1914-1973  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Wyeth, Betsy James, 1921-  Search this
Wyeth, Henriette, 1907-  Search this
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((141 items on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1979
Scope and Contents:
12 letters (2 are illustrated) from Andrew Wyeth to William E. Phelps; 6 letters from Wyeth's wife Betsy to Phelps and his wife Mary, 1939-1969; 8 letters to Andrew Wyeth and Phelps from friends and colleagues. Wyeth's letters were written from Chadds Ford, Pa. and Port Clyde, Cushing, and Thomaston, Me. and concern the business of borrowing paintings for exhibitions but also contain family news and some personal insights.
Also contains letters from Wyeth's dealer, E. Coe Kerr of M. Knoedler and Co., Inc. to Wyeth and receipts from sales of his paintings; 91 photographs of Andrew, Betsy, Henriette, N.C. Wyeth, Peter Hurd, and others at the Wyeths' house in Maine and the Hurds' house in New Mexico. Included are photographs of the Wyeths painting in their studios, an exhibition of the Phelps' collection; and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Collector, art patron; Montchanin, Delaware. Resided in the Brandywine Valley between Wilmington, De. and Chadds Ford, Pa. where he and his wife, Mary, became friends with many local artists. He was an early patron of Andrew Wyeth and a close friend of the Wyeth family.
Provenance:
The donor, Mary C. Parrish, is the niece of William E. Phelps. She found these papers in the furniture she inherited from the estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.phelwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-phelwill

Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd papers

Creator:
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
Names:
Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-  Search this
Eisenhower, Julie Nixon  Search this
Eisenstaedt, Alfred  Search this
Horgan, Paul, 1903-  Search this
Horgan, Paul, 1903- -- Photographs  Search this
Nixon, Pat, 1912-1993  Search this
Nixon, Pat, 1912-1993 -- Photographs  Search this
Wyeth, Henriette, 1907-  Search this
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
5.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
1917-1993
Summary:
The papers of painters Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd measure 5.2 linear feet, date from 1917 to 1993, and present an overview of their careers and their lives together through correspondence, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painters Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd measure 5.2 linear feet, date from 1917 to 1993, and present an overview of their careers and their lives together through correspondence, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Writer and longtime family friend Paul Horgan, author of Peter Hurd: A Portrait Sketch from Life (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1965), also figures prominently in the collection. Correspondence forms the bulk of the collection and includes letters to family members, letters to and from Paul Horgan, and Peter Hurd's business correspondence. The collection also includes biographical material such as sketches of family members and genealogy information; miscellaneous notes; scattered writings by Paul Horgan; three drawings by Peter Hurd and a drawing by Paul Horgan; printed material including exhibition catalogs, press releases, and brochures; and two photographs of Paul Horgan.

In 1999 the Archives of American Art received an addition to the Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd papers consisting of material concerning Henriette Wyeth Hurd, including an address book; letters regarding portrait commissions, exhibitions, the film The Wyeths: A Father and His Family (Smithsonian World, 1986), and honors and awards; correspondence with Portraits, Inc., 1946-1949, regarding sales and inquiries; letters from Paul Horgan (signed "Plito"); letters from Henriette's father, N.C. Wyeth, and sister, Carolyn Wyeth; more than thirty letters to Andrew Wyeth and his sister Betsy; and several letters from Andrew Wyeth.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series. Material in each series is arranged chronologically, unless otherwise noted.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1980-1984, undated (box 1, 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1917-1989 (boxes 1-4, 3.5 linear ft.)

Series 3: Notes, undated (box 4, 1 folder)

Series 4: Writings, 1980-1985 (box 4, 12 folders)

Series 5: Artwork, 1940, undated (box 4, 2 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1928-1929 (box 4, 14 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1977, undated (box 4, 1 folder)

Series 8: Unprocessed Addition to the Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd Papers, 1939-1993 (boxes 5-6, 1.2 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Peter Hurd was born in 1904 in Roswell, New Mexico, after his parents' move there from the East Coast. He was appointed to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point in 1921, but left two years later to begin an artistic career. After attending Haverford College, he studied under N. C. Wyeth and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1924 to 1926. In 1929, he married Wyeth's eldest child, Henriette, who was also a painter.

Henriette Wyeth was born in 1907 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and studied at the Normal Art School in Boston in 1920, and later at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

During the mid-1930s they settled permanently in San Patricio, New Mexico. Hurd printed lithographs and painted portraits and landscapes in addition to federally-sponsored murals in post offices. Henriette was primarily known as a portrait painter.

Peter Hurd died in 1984.
Related Material:
Related material in the Archives of American Art includes Peter Hurd papers relating to the Section of Fine Arts, 1936-1951. These papers contain correspondence concerning Treasury Department art programs, including miscellaneous papers and printed material concerning Hurd's murals for the Section of Fine Arts in Texas and New Mexico.

Also found in the Archives of American Art is 1 sound tape reel of a transcribed interview with Peter Hurd conducted by Sylvia Loomis, March 28, 1964.
Provenance:
The Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1991 and 1994 by Michael Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd, the son and widow of Peter Hurd. In 1999, an addition of 1.2 linear feet was donated by the Henriette Wyeth Hurd estate.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
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 -- New Mexico  Search this
Portrait painters -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- New Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Peter Hurd and Henrietta Wyeth Hurd papers, 1917-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hurdpete
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Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-hurdpete

Clifford W. Ashley papers

Topic:
Ashley, Clifford W., -- 1881-1947. -- Yankee whaler
Ashley, Clifford W., -- 1881-1944. -- Ashley book of knots
Creator:
Ashley, Clifford W. (Clifford Warren), 1881-1947  Search this
Photographer:
Sanborn Studio  Search this
Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942  Search this
Names:
Wyeth, Henriette, 1907-  Search this
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Massachusetts -- New Bedford -- Description and Travel
Date:
1903-1964
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence (ca. 900 letters), sketches, photographs, two exhibition catalogs, the manuscript of The Ashley Book of Knots, and miscellany. Much of the correspondence deals with Ashley's research for and the publication of his Yankee Clipper (1926). Among the correspondents are Henriette Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth (a 7 p. letter), Irving R. Wiles, Oliver LaFarge, Maxfield Parrish, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Booth Tarkington. One charcoal and three pencil sketches (34.8 x 24 cm. or smaller) are of a three mast sailing ship and pedestal for the Delano family cemetery monument designed by Ashley.
A pencil sketch and mechanical reproduction of an ink drawing (28 x 21.5 cm.) are of a map to Ashley's home near New Bedford used as an invitation to a party, 1936. Photographs are of Ashley, Ashley painting, works of art, artists' models, travels, and of a portrait of Ashley by Irving R. Wiles, 1926. Among the photos of Ashley are one taken by Robert H. Davis, ca. 1920's, and one by Sanborn Studio, Delaware, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Marine painter, writer, illustrator. Dedicated most of his artistic and literary work to the subject of whaling.
Provenance:
Donated by Ashely's widow, Mrs. Stephen Delano, 1972.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford  Search this
Marine painters -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford  Search this
Topic:
Whaling in art  Search this
Tombstones  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.ashlclif
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ashlclif

Portrait of Catharine Skelly (Mrs. Joseph A. Wheelock), (painting)

Painter:
Wyeth, Henriette 1907-1997  Search this
Subject:
Wheelock, Joseph A., Mrs. (Catharine Skelly)  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brandywine River Museum P. O. Box 141 Chadds Ford Pennsylvania 19317
Date:
1938
Topic:
Portrait female--Knee length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62900572
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_469756

Henriette Wyeth / by Paul Horgan

Author:
Horgan, Paul 1903-1995  Search this
Brandywine River Museum  Search this
Subject:
Wyeth, Henriette 1907- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
61 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
C1980
Call number:
ND237.W934 A4 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_653335

Henriette Wyeth : the artifice of blue light / essay by Paul Horgan

Title:
Artifice of blue light
Author:
Wyeth, Henriette 1907-  Search this
Horgan, Paul 1903-1995  Search this
Subject:
Wyeth, Henriette 1907- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Wyeth, N. C (Newell Convers) 1882-1945 Influence  Search this
Physical description:
106 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Realism in art  Search this
Fathers and daughters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.W9717 H8 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_475047

The Wyeths across Texas / with an essay and catalog contributions by Henry Adams

Author:
Adams, Henry 1949-  Search this
Tyler Museum of Art  Search this
El Paso Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Wyeth, N. C (Newell Convers) 1882-1945  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew 1917-2009  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew 1917-2009  Search this
Wyeth, Jamie 1946-  Search this
Wyeth, Henriette 1907-  Search this
Wyeth family  Search this
Physical description:
135 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 23 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
2012
Call number:
ND237.W94 A4 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1021632

Peter in San Patricio, (painting)

Painter:
Wyeth, Henriette 1907-1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1939
Topic:
Architecture interior--Religious--Church  Search this
Religion--Saint--St. Peter  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E960099
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_455342

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