Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970

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Also contains correspondence from Bessie Breuer Poor, wife of Henry Varnum Poor.

From the description of Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1929-1939. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155893302

Henry Varnum Poor, painter and ceramic artist, earned his A.B. in graphic arts at Stanford University in May 1910. As a student he was a member of the Art Club and the Gym Club, on the varsity track team, and on the executive committee of the associated students in his senior year. After graduation, he taught at Stanford in 1911-12 and 1913-16. He was one of the founders of the Art Institute in San Francisco.

From the description of Henry Varnum Poor scrapbook, 1905-1911. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863748

Ceramist, painter; New York, N.Y.; d. 1970.

From the description of Henry Varnum Poor papers, 1898-1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220236438

From the description of Henry Varnum Poor papers, 1873-2001. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319939704

Painter, mural painter, educator; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Henry Varnum Poor interview, 1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 657040501

From the description of Henry Varnum Poor interview, 1964 [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81874639

From the description of Oral history interview with Henry Varnum Poor, 1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710018790

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Henry Varnum Poor, painter and ceramic artist, earned his A.B. in graphic arts at Stanford University in May 1910. As a student he was a member of the Art Club and the Gym Club, on the varsity track team, and on the executive committee of the associated students in his senior year. After graduation, he taught at Stanford in 1911-12 and 1913-16. He was one of the founders of the Art Institute in San Francisco.

From the guide to the Henry Varnum Poor scrapbook, 1905-1911, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn DuBack, Charles S., 1926-. Oral history interview with Charles Duback, 2004 Dec. 15-2005 May 18 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979. Elizabeth S. Navas papers, 1939-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970. Waldo Peirce correspondence with Francis Hyslop, 1956. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Beal, Rebecca J. Rebecca Beal papers, 1949-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1929-1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn William Kienbusch papers, 1915-2001, bulk 1936-1980 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Katz, Alex, 1927-. Oral history interview with Alex Katz, 1969 Oct. 20 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Breuer, Bessie, b. 1893. Bessie Breuer papers, 1926-1972. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Mowbray-Clarke, John Frederick, 1869-1953. John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke papers, 1901-1925. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Henry Varnum Poor [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Henry Varnum Poor papers, 1898-1987. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Raphael Soyer papers, 1933-1989 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Georgina Klitgaard Papers, 1917-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980. William Kienbusch papers, 1915-2001, bulk 1936-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Katz, Alex, 1927-. Alex Katz interview, 1969 Oct. 20 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries. Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969, bulk 1919-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Henry Varnum Poor scrapbook, 1905-1911 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Read, Helen Appleton, 1897-1974. Helen Appleton Read letters and lectures, [ca. 1935]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Henry Varnum Poor : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Finley, David E. (David Edward). Correspondence to Paul Philippe Cret, 1945. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1923, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946. Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brandeis, Adele, 1885-1975,. Oral History interview with Adele Brandeis, 1965 June 1 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Poor family correspondence, 1893-1903 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Poor, Henry Varnum, 1888-1970 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Henry Varnum Poor interview, 1964 [microform]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Henry Varnum Poor scrapbook, 1905-1911. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Rattner, Abraham. Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Benton, William, 1900-1973. William Benton papers, 1940-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stearns, Monroe. Monroe Stearns research papers on Henry Varnum Poor, 1938-1975. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980. William Kienbusch papers, 1920-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Letter to [Jeannette and Frank Eyerly]. Bedford, PA. 1962 Jul. 26. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn George Grosz papers, 1893-1981 (inclusive) 1919-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Oral history interview with Henry Varnum Poor, 1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968) Archives of American Art
creatorOf Schmid, Elsa, 1897-. Elsa Schmid papers, 1910-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Pennsylvania State University. Land grant centennial, 1862-1962, ca. 1961. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Pemberton, Murdock, 1888-1982. Murdock Pemberton papers, 1947-1955. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Biddle, George, 1885-. George Biddle papers, 1910-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987. Raphael Soyer papers, 1933-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Henry Varnum Poor interview, 1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Henry Varnum Poor papers, 1873-2001. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979. Elizabeth S. Navas papers, 1939-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers, 1908-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Poor, Anne. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1969. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. Correspondence to W. A. Swanberg, 1963-1964. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Cajori, Charles, 1921-. Charles Cajori papers, circa 1958-2010. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn DuBack, Charles S., 1926-. Oral history interview with Charles Duback, 2004 Dec. 15-2005 May 18 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Committee to Correct the Omission on the Old Main Frescoes Dedication Plaque (Pennsylvania State University). Correspondence, 1985-1994. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Deming, Barbara, 1917-1984. Papers: Series IV-V, 1940-1984 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Henry Varnum Poor [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Poor, Henry Varnum, 1888-1970. Letters, 1934-1965, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn George Biddle Papers, 1863-1973, (bulk 1916-1973) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hyslop, Francis E. (Francis Edwin), 1909-1979. Francis E. Hyslop papers, 1926-1980. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith BARBARA DEMING, 1917-1984 person
associatedWith Beal, Rebecca J. person
associatedWith Benton, William, 1900-1973. person
associatedWith Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984. person
associatedWith Biddle, George, 1885- person
associatedWith Brandeis, Adele, 1885-1975, person
associatedWith Breuer, Bessie, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Brewer, Bessie (Elizabeth). person
associatedWith Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943. person
associatedWith Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967. person
associatedWith Cajori, Charles, 1921- person
associatedWith Committee to Correct the Omission on the Old Main Frescoes Dedication Plaque (Pennsylvania State University) corporateBody
associatedWith Deming, Barbara, 1917-1984. person
associatedWith Dole, Kenneth Llewellyn. person
associatedWith Dole, Kenneth Llewellyn. person
associatedWith DuBack, Charles S., 1926- person
associatedWith Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973. person
associatedWith Eyerly, Frank, person
associatedWith Eyerly, Jeannette, person
associatedWith Finley, David E. (David Edward) person
associatedWith Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942. person
associatedWith Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Garrett, Alice Warder. person
associatedWith Gray, Henry David, 1873- person
correspondedWith Grosz, George, 1893-1959 person
associatedWith Hopkins Marine Station. corporateBody
associatedWith Horton, Harry Leonard. person
associatedWith Horton, Harry Leonard. person
associatedWith Hyslop, Francis E. (Francis Edwin), 1909-1979. person
associatedWith Katz, Alex, 1927- person
associatedWith Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980. person
associatedWith Klitgaard, Georgina, 1893- person
associatedWith Martin, David Greenleaf. person
associatedWith Martin, David Greenleaf. person
associatedWith Mowbray-Clarke, John Frederick, 1869-1953. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979. 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 Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970. person
associatedWith Pemberton, Murdock, 1888-1982. person
associatedWith Pennsylvania State University. corporateBody
associatedWith Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920- person
associatedWith Poor, Anne. person
associatedWith Poor, Bessie Breuer. person
associatedWith Poor family family
associatedWith Rattner, Abraham. person
associatedWith Read, Helen Appleton, 1897-1974. person
associatedWith Rosse, Hermann. person
associatedWith Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946. person
associatedWith Schmid, Elsa, 1897- person
associatedWith Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942. person
associatedWith Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, David, 1906-1965. person
associatedWith Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987. person
associatedWith Stanford University corporateBody
associatedWith Stearns, Monroe. person
associatedWith Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. person
associatedWith Vandervoort, Theodore. person
associatedWith Vandervoort, Theodore. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
New York (State)
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Washington (D.C.)
Subject
Mural painting and decoration
Federal aid to the arts
Pottery craft
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Art, American
Pottery
ceramicists
Decorative art
Mural Painters--Interviews
Educator--Interviews
Painters--Interviews
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Birth 1888

Death 1970-12-08

Americans

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