James, William, 1882-1961

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William James, Jr. (1882-1961), son of famous psychologist William James, was an American painter who worked as a painting critic for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and as its director from 1930-1937. While at the Museum School, James met Mrs. Kathryn A. Hodgman of Kalamazoo, Michigan through Edward W. Forbes. James and Hodgman studied together at his summer home in Chocorua, New Hampshire during the summer of 1934.

From the guide to the Papers, 1930-1937, (Harvard Art Museums Archives)

James, an American painter, was associated with the school at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts as critic of painting (1913-1925) and acting director (1930-1937). He was son of the psychologist William James. Alice Rutherford Runnells James was his wife.

From the description of William James Jr. papers, 1857-1960 (inclusive), 1911-1959 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612370935

From the guide to the William James Jr. papers, 1857-1960 (inclusive), 1911-1959 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

This collection contains mainly the correspondence to Mrs. Hodgman from William James Jr. Most of the letters are from James Jr., offering artistic advice on composition, perspective, structure, and other artistic stylized devices. Also included are letters from Judson Smith of the Woodstock School, and a postcard to Hodgman from James' wife, Alice.

William James Jr. (1882-1961), son of famous psychologist William James, was an American painter who worked as a painting critic for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and also as the director from 1930-1937. While at the Museum School, James Jr. met Mrs. Kathryn A. Hodgman of Kalamazoo, Michigan through Edward W. Forbes. James Jr. And Hodgman studied together at his summer home in Chocorua, New Hampshire during the summer of 1934.

From the description of James, William, 1882-1961. Papers, 1930-1937 (Harvard University Art Museum). WorldCat record id: 689542787

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creatorOf James, Henry, 1843-1916. Letter : Reform Club, London, to William James, Jr., 1903 March 15. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1822-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn James family additional papers, 1859-1986 (inclusive), 1859-1922 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1923-1969, n.y., n.d. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Additional papers, 1872-1975 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Howe, Helen, 1905-1975. Additional papers, 1872-1975 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman additional papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf James, William, 1882-1961. Henry James life mask [art original], undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Edward Sanford Martin correspondence and compositions, 1882-1939 (inclusive), 1900-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf James, William, 1882-1961. James, William, 1882-1961. Papers, 1930-1937 Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf William James Jr. papers, 1857-1960 (inclusive), 1911-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Papers, 1930-1937 Harvard Art Museums Archives
referencedIn William James papers, 1803-1941 (inclusive) 1862-1910 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf James, William, 1882-1961. William James death mask [art original], 1910. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Additional papers, 1917-1962 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf James, Henry, 1843-1916. Letters, 1906-1913. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers, 1868-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf James, William, 1882-1961. William James Jr. papers, 1857-1960 (inclusive), 1911-1959 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957. Arthur Asahel papers, 1865-1957. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf James, Henry, 1843-1916. Papers of Henry James [manuscript], 1876-1915, 1930-1939. University of Virginia. Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Chocorua, Mount (N.H.).
College art museums–Massachusetts–Cambridge.
Mobile (Ala.)
New Orleans (La.)
Cambridge (Mass.)
Subject
Fogg Art Museum
Portrait painters
Painting--Study and teaching
Art schools
Art criticism
Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Artists as art critics
Family records
Art--Study and teaching
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Birth 1882

Death 1961

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