Stanley Woodward papers


Stanley Woodward papers


The papers of marine painter, illustrator, writer and art instructor Stanley Woodward date from 1875-1970, bulk 1905-1970, and measure 6.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artworks, family and personal correspondence, seventeen diaries, notes, notebooks and other writings, business records, a scrapbook and printed material including exhibition announcements and catalogs; and photographs of Woodward, members of his family, friends, and his studio. Files containing letters, clippings, and photographs concern actresses including Janis Carter, Linda Darnell, Bette Davis, and Eleanor Powell. Writings include drafts of Woodward's book <emph render="italic">Adventure in Marine Painting</emph>.Biographical material includes miscellaneous accounts of Woodward's life, cards and certificates of membership in various organizations including the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Salmagundi Club, and the Academic Artist Association, military records of his service in both World Wars, and scattered artwork. A file concerning Woodward's portrait of Abraham Lincoln contains letters primarily discussing a reproduction of the portrait in <emph render="italic">The Boston Globe</emph> and the painting's eventual sale, in addition to notes, clippings, an ink drawing, and a photographic negative of the drawing.Correspondence is between various family members, but also includes letters to Woodward from colleagues including Harrison Cady, Eleanor Parke Custis, Ralph Fabri, Chauncey F. Ryder, and Howard E. Smith. There are also scattered letters from other artists including Gifford Beal, Mary Butler, Gordon Grant, Norman Kent, Hobart Nichols, Thornton Oakley, Edmund Tarbell, and Anthony Thieme. Correspondence primarily concern his painting career, and includes lists of art work and financial material. Artwork consists of a sketchbook and three sketches.Files concerning actresses reflect Woodward's life-long friendship with former teenaged neighbor Bette Davis, who later introduced Woodward and his art work to her show business friends. The files contain letters, clippings, and photographs of actresses Janis Carter, Linda Darnell, Bette Davis, Laraine Day, Madaline Lee, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Powell, and Alexis Smith.Seventeen diaries contain relatively detailed daily entries describing Woodward's art-related activities, experiences during World War II, and various travels, including a trip to Los Angeles to be a house guest of Bette Davis and visit her on the set of the motion picture <emph render="italic">Elizabeth and Essex</emph>. The 1905 diary contains photographs of Woodward's school friends.Notes, notebooks, and writings include lists of art works, exhibition guest books, and miscellaneous writings by Woodward including drafts of his book <emph render="italic">Adventure in Marine Painting</emph>.Business records include an auction catalog, account books for the sale of Woodward's book and art work, and miscellaneous receipts. Records of art classes taught by Woodward include lists of participants, accounts of fees paid, and printed advertisements.A scrapbook containing clippings and exhibition announcements and catalogs illustrates Woodward's early interests and art-related activities. Additional printed material consists of clippings, copies of the U. S. Air Corps Magazine <emph render="italic">The Rip Chord</emph> for which Woodward did the cover illustrations, prospectuses with annotations of titles and prices of art work, exhibition announcements and catalogs, reproductions of art work, a booklet, and brochures for books and for art schools. Miscellaneous printed material includes reproductions of a photograph of Woodward's father, Frank E. Woodward, and a program for an event honoring Dr. T. Tertius Noble.Photographs are of Woodward, family members, friends connected with the U. S. Army Air Force including Jack Dempsey, Woodward's studio, and art work. Three albums contain photographs of art classes and Woodward painting outdoors at various locations including Laguna Beach and Palm Springs, California, St. Augustine, Florida, and Rockport, Massachusetts. A third album also contains photographs of notable friends including Janis Carter, Jeanne Craine, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, and Gary Merrill.

6.6 linear feet


SNAC Resource ID: 6630790

Archives of American Art

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Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962 (person)

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Kent, Norman, 1903-1972 (person)

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Fabri, Ralph, 1894- (person)

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Woodward, Stanley (person)

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Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970 (person)

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Davis, Bette, 1908-1989 (person)

Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Bette Davis : oral history, [197-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631883 ...

Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949 (person)

Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953 (person)

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Butler, Mary, active 1700 (person)

Epithet: wife of James, 2nd Duke of Ormonde British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001109.0x00012b Epithet: niece of Samuel Butler British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001109.0x000125 Epithet: sister of Samuel Butler British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001109.0x00012...

Grant, Gordon, 1875-1962 (person)

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Hayworth, Rita, 1918-1987 (person)

Actress. From the description of Papers, 1943. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 144611742 ...

Lee, Madaline (person)

Darnell, Linda 1921-1965 (person)

Carter, Janis, 1921- (person)

Thieme, Anthony, 1888-1954 (person)

Painter; Massachusetts, Florida and France. Born in Rotterdam, Holland, and studied in Germany with George Hacker, in Italy with Giuseppe Mancini, and at the Royal Academy of Holland. He came to the United States in 1917, and designed and painted stage settings until 1927. He settled in Rockport, where he directed the Thieme School of Art from 1929 to 1943, and managed a private art gallery. From the description of Anthony Thieme papers, 1909-1972. (Unknown)....

Craine, Jeanne (person)

Day, Laraine, 1920-2007 (person)

Laraine Day was born Laraine Johnson in Roosevelt, Utah. She eventually movied to Long Beach, California with her family where she began acting in plays and eventually movies. From the description of Laraine Day photographs, 1920-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367959571 ...

Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938. (person)

Painter, born Groton, Mass.; graduated from Dartmouth in 1929; instructor at Boston Museum and represented in many museums (Corcoran, Boston, and Washington). From the description of Letters to Florence N. Levy, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54674316 Painter, teacher; Boston, Mass. and New Hampshire. Born West Groton, Mass. Studied at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School, and the Academie Julian. Taught at MFA, Boston School fr...

Custis, Eleanor Parke, 1897-1983 (person)

Smith, Howard E. (Howard Everett), 1885-1970 (person)

Lupino, Ida, 1918-1995. (person)

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Merrill, Gary (person)

Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956 (person)

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