Jared French papers 1921-1989


Jared French papers, 1921-1989

Jared French papers 1921-1989

Collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting the life and career of painter Jared French and a circle of friends and collaborators. Correspondence with individuals and cultural institutions, chiefly museums and galleries, document French's personal and professional affairs, with significant representation from members of the literary and artistic and gay male communities in New York during the middle decades of the twentieth century. In addition to large groups of letters from his wife Margaret (Hoening) French and painter Paul Cadmus, correspondents include Jack Dunphy, E. M. Forster, Edward Hopper, Lincoln Kirstein, George Platt Lynes, Bernard Perlin, George Tooker, Carl Van Vechten, Glenway Wescott, Monroe Wheeler, and Donald Windham. Photographs in the collection document French's personal relationships, interests in classical statuary and architecture, and artistic collaborations. Travel photographs depict statuary, architecture, and public scenes and events, with groups, travel companions, and friends. Some photographs appear to have been taken during the early 1950s in Europe, mostly in Italy (Florence). Others, depicting scenes in Europe, Vermont, New York City, and Coney Island, date from the 1920s through 1940s. People present include Jared and Margaret French, Paul Cadmus, E. M. Forster, Lincoln Kirstein, Osbert Sitwell, and others. Photographs from the "PaJaMa" collective formed by French with his wife and Cadmus, many of which were taken during the 1930s and 1940s on Fire Island, Provincetown, and Nantucket beaches, include George Tooker, Lincoln Kirstein, Truman Capote, George Platt Lynes, Donald Windham, Jack Dunphy, and Monroe Wheeler.

3.34 linear feet (10 boxes)



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Capote, Truman, 1924-1984

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED American author. From the guide to the Truman Capote ephemera Collection, 1949-1988., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Truman Capote (1924- ), American author. From the description of Truman Capote papers, 1939-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476609 Truman Capote is an American writer. From the description of Truman Capote fonds. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848368...

Tooker, George

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Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y. From the description of George Tooker interview, 1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79640736 George Tooker (1920-2011) was a painter and printmaker in Hartland, Vt. From the description of George Tooker papers, 1932-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86093827 ...

Perlin, Bernard, 1918-2014

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Bernard Perlin, painter. From the description of Bernard Perlin letters to Glenway Wescott, 1940-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702164957 ...

Wheeler, Monroe, 1899-1988

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Monroe Wheeler was born on February 13, 1899 in Evanston, Illinois. Following an early career as a publicity writer, he established Harrison of Paris, a fine press, which was in operation from 1930-1935. He began work with the Museum of Modern Art in 1938, soon becoming director of exhibitions and publications. Wheeler died on August 14, 1988. From the description of Monroe Wheeler papers, 1890-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 85181624 From the description of Monroe Whee...

Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969

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Viola Garvin, literary editor of the Observer 1926-1942, and daughter of James Louis Garvin, editor of the Observer 1908-1942. From the description of Letter, 1940 October 21, Renishaw Hall, N. Sheffield to Viola Garvin. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 37429151 English poet and satirist. From the description of Letter : Cyprus, to Maurice [Baring], 1935 Feb. 15. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). Wor...

Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999

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Paul Cadmus was an "American artist who created paintings, drawings, and prints in a figurative, near-illustrational style during a career that spanned some 70 years. Cadmus decided upon a career in art when he was still a young boy and enrolled in art classes at New York City's National Academy of Design (now the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts) when he was 15. He studied there until 1926 and at the Art Students League for the following two years and then went to work at an adve...

Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967

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Prominent American painter. From the description of Ledger books, [ca. 1924]-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490730 Painter; New York, N.Y.; b. 1882; d. 1967. From the description of Edward Hopper interview, 1959 June 17 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84163279 Edward Hopper, (b. 1882; d. 1967), painter of New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Edward Hopper, 1959 June 17 [sound recording]...

Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987

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Glenway Wescott (1901-1987) was the author of novels, poetry, short stories, and essays. He met Katherine Anne Porter in Paris in the 1930s, and they remained friends for many years. From the description of Glenway Wescott collection, 1932-1977 (bulk 1932-1962). (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 304239078 Glenway Wescott was an American author and personality. He was born in Wisconsin, and became part of the Paris literary circle of the 1920s before ret...

French, Margaret

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Windham, Donald

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Donald Windham, author, born in Atlanta, Georgia, resided mainly in New York (N.Y.). Sandy Campbell, actor, publisher, and former editor of "The New Yorker. From the description of Donald Windham and Sandy Campbell papers, [ca. 1940-1987]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476245 American writer. From the description of Photographs of Windham, 1988. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 51091394 Born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1920, Donald Windham le...

Kirstein, Lincoln

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American ballet director, writer, and dance historian, 1907-1995. Lincoln Kirstein was born in Rochester, NY, educated at Harvard (B.A. 1929, M.A. 1930). He married Fidelma Cadmus, sister of artist, Paul Cadmus, in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army 1943-45. He co-founded School of American Ballet with George Balanchine and Edward M.M. Warburg in 1934. Participated in the founding and/or direction of American Ballet in 1935, Ballet Caravan 1936-41, Ballet Society in 1946, and became general direct...

Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964

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Carl Van Vechten was an American novelist, critic, essayist, book collector, and photographer. From the description of Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1922-1964. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122455166 From the guide to the Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1911-1964, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Carl van Vechten (1880-1964) was an American photographer, writer,...

French, Jared, 1905-1988

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Jared French, a painter who specialized in the medium of egg tempera, was part of a circle of friends and colleagues, including Paul Cadmus and George Tooker, sometimes referred to as magic realists. French received a B.A. degree from Amherst College in 1925 before moving to New York City, where he befriended Cadmus. He married artist Margaret Hoening in 1937 and, with Cadmus, they formed the PaJaMa photographic collective. French relocated to Italy in 1961, where he remained until his death in ...

Forster, E.M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970

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Novelist. From the description of Letters, 1947-1970. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36570102 From the description of Letters, 1920-1935. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36988534 From the description of E. M. Forster papers, [ca. 1936-1968]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 495526585 Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_...

Dunphy, Jack

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American author and dancer; wrote novels, one-act plays, and short stories; companion of Truman Capote; b. 1914; d. 1992. From the description of Jack Dunphy collection, [19--]. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70962503 ...

Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955

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George Platt Lynes is best known as a portrait, fashion, and nude photographer. He spent several years living with and traveling with Glenway Wescott and Monroe Wheeler. From the guide to the George Platt Lynes diaries and memorabilia, 1921-1955, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) George Platt Lynes, American photographer. From the description of George Platt Lynes diaries and memorabilia, 1921-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84388835 From ...