Hatch, John Davis

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John Hatch, 1907-1996, art historian, collector, art consultant and museum director.

From the description of Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397339

John Davis Hatch was an art historian, collector, art consultant and museum director in 1930s to 1950. Born 1907. Died May 30, 1996.

From the description of John Davis Hatch collection on panoramas, circa 1814-1977. (National Gallery of Art Library). WorldCat record id: 123478140

John Davis Hatch (1907-1996) was an art historian, collector, art consultant, and museum director, in Boston, Mass.

From the description of John Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122370453

John Davis Hatch was an art historian, collector, and art consultant, originally from Lenox, Ma. He served as the director of several institutions during his career, including the Norfolk Museum.

From the description of Collection, 1801-[ca. 1950] (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 84666581

John Hatch (1907-1996) was an art historian, collector, art consultant, and museum director.

From the description of Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779477492

Art historian, collector, art consultant, museum director; b. 1907; d. May 30, 1996.

From the description of Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1964 June 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 312025782

Art historian, collector, art consultant, museum director. Born 1907. Died May 30, 1996.

From the description of John Davis Hatch interview, 1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220186453

From the description of John Davis Hatch interview, 1964 June 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220194129

From the description of John Davis Hatch interview, 1964 June 8 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 276394254

Art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch (1907-1996) worked in the Boston and New England area, as well as the Pacific Northwest, and New York state. Hatch served as director of the Art Institute of Seattle, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Albany Institute of Art and History, and the Norfolk Museum of Art and Sciences.

John Davis Hatch was born in San Francisco, California in 1907. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were architects and Hatch studied landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as an apprentice to Lockwood de Forest. After abandoning landscape architecture, he accepted a position as director of the Seattle Fine Arts Society (1928-1931) at the age of twenty-one and taught art history courses at the University of Washington.

In 1932, Hatch accepted the position of assistant director of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. He also directed the federal Public Works of Art Project in New England. Additionally, Hatch served from 1940-1948 as director of the Albany Institute of Art and History and from 1950-1959 of the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Hatch worked as an art advisor for exhibitions at five historically African-American colleges in Atlanta and in San Simeon in California. He founded the American Drawing Annual exhibition.

Hatch conducted extensive research on artists Oscar Bluemner and John Vanderlyn, American silverwork, and American drawing. In addition, Hatch collected American drawings and later donated many of works of art from his personal collection to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Aside from his early teaching in Washington state, Hatch taught at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Oregon. He was a member of numerous professional arts-related organizations.

In 1939, Hatch married Olivia Stokes with whom he had four children: Sarah, John, Daniel and James. He died in 1996.

From the guide to the John Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

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referencedIn [John Davis Hatch and Henry Francis Taylor] [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Director's Office Records, 1955-1977. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1971. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1964 June 8. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. John Davis Hatch interview, 1964 June 8. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ross Moffett Papers, 1916-1964 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Harry Wickey Papers, 1928-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
creatorOf Operative Plasterers' and Cement Finishers' International Association. Charter granted to John Hatch, president, and Geo. Strickland, secretary, and to their successors legally elected, to constitute an association to be known as "Subordinate" Association no. 675 Plasterers & Cement Finishers of the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Finishers' International Association of the United States and Canada, to be held in Guelph, May 11, 1923. University of Guelph
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. John Davis Hatch interview, 1964 June 8 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Pierpont Morgan Library. [Prayerbook leaves]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf La Farge, Edward H., 1901-1981. Edward H. La Farge papers, 1928-1974. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. John Davis Hatch interview, 1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. John Davis Hatch collection on panoramas, circa 1814-1977. National Gallery of Art Library
referencedIn Bourn, Melatiah. Melatiah Bourn papers, 1728-1803 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1939-1961 University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf John Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. Collection, 1801-[ca. 1950] Winterthur Library
referencedIn Pope, Arthur, 1880-1974. Papers, 1907-1979. Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. John Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cunningham, Charles Crehore, 1910-1979. Curatorial Office Records of Charles Cunningham, 1973-1977. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
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associatedWith Albany Institute of History and Art. corporateBody
associatedWith American Artists Depository. corporateBody
associatedWith American Artists Depository. corporateBody
associatedWith American Artists Depository. corporateBody
associatedWith American Federation of Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Berkshire Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Bloom, Hyman, 1913-2009. person
associatedWith Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938. person
associatedWith Bourn, Melatiah. person
associatedWith Browne, Henry Kirke person
associatedWith Browne, Henry Kirke. person
associatedWith Brown, Robert F. person
associatedWith Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943. person
associatedWith Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986. person
associatedWith Carr, Emily, 1871-1945. person
associatedWith Clark, Ezra person
associatedWith Clark, Ezra. person
associatedWith Cranch, John, 1807-1891. person
associatedWith Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900. person
associatedWith Cunningham, Charles Crehore, 1910-1979. person
associatedWith Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. person
associatedWith Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928. person
associatedWith De Creeft, José, 1884- person
associatedWith De Creeft, José, 1884-1982. person
associatedWith De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932. person
associatedWith Dows, Olin, 1904-1981. person
associatedWith Drawing Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969. person
associatedWith Durchanek, Ludvik, 1902- person
associatedWith Evers, John, 1797-1884. person
associatedWith Fairbanks, Avard T. (Avard Tennyson), 1897-1987. person
associatedWith Federal Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Gallery of Fine Arts (Seattle, Wash.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gallery of Fine Arts (Seattle, Wash.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gallery of Fine Arts (Seattle, Wash.) corporateBody
associatedWith Granger, C. H. person
associatedWith Granger, C. H. person
associatedWith Guy, Seymour J., 1824-1910. person
associatedWith Harvey, George W., 1855- person
associatedWith Hatch, Olivia Stokes. person
associatedWith Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919. person
associatedWith Hills, Laura Coombs, 1859-1952. person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906 person
associatedWith Inman, Henry, 1801-1846. person
associatedWith Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971. person
associatedWith La Farge, Edward H., 1901-1981. person
associatedWith Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. person
associatedWith Malbone, Edward Greene. person
associatedWith McNeill, Lloyd person
associatedWith McNeill, Lloyd. person
associatedWith Moffett, Ross, Archives person
associatedWith Montgomery, Charles Franklin, 1910- person
associatedWith Morris, Carl, 1911-1993. person
associatedWith Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868 person
associatedWith Museum Directors Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum Directors Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum Directors Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902. person
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences (Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, William E., 1843-1916. person
associatedWith Operative Plasterers' and Cement Finishers' International Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860. person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Pope, Arthur, 1880-1974. person
associatedWith Pratt, Dudley, 1897-1975. person
associatedWith Price, C. S. (Clayton S.), 1874-1950. person
associatedWith Print Council of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. person
associatedWith Sartain, John, 1808-1897. person
associatedWith Sawyer, Charles person
associatedWith Scott, Julian person
associatedWith Scott, Julian. person
associatedWith Stebbins, Alfred. person
associatedWith Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.) corporateBody
associatedWith Tice, Clara. person
associatedWith Tobey, Mark. person
associatedWith Trumbull, John, 1756-1843. person
associatedWith University of Massachusetts corporateBody
associatedWith University of Massachusetts. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oregon. corporateBody
associatedWith Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852 person
associatedWith Varley, Frederick Horsman. person
associatedWith Wharf, John. person
associatedWith White, H. Wade person
associatedWith Wickey, Harry Archives. person
associatedWith Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert), 1864-1940. person
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New England
Massachusetts
Europe
New England
United States
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
New England
United States
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
United States
United States
United States
Subject
Panoramas--History--19th century
Artists--United States
Inventories of decedent's estates
Men in art
Women in art
Art historians--Interviews
Arts administrators--Interviews
Painting--Technique
Drawing, American
Artists--History--19th century
Federal aid to the arts
Art, American--Study and teaching
Museum directors--Interviews
Painting, American
Art historians--Massachusetts
Panoramas--History--20th century
Art, American
Art--Collectors and collecting--Interviews
Art--Collectors and collecting
Art historians
Artists
Museums
Occupation
Art collectors
Artists
Painter
Art historians
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Active 1977

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