Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters, 1834-1973.

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Zalesch, Saul,. Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters, 1834-1973.

Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters, 1834-1973.

Twenty-six letters (1845-1973) written by George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Frederick Stuart Church, Thomas Doughty, Ernest Fenollosa, Ben Foster, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, John La Farge, Homer Dodge Martin, Joseph Pennell, Edward Willis Redfield, John Rogers, John Singer Sargent, Richard Stankiewicz, Thomas Sully, and Elihu Vedder. Also included are a Harvard University bond for William Wetmore Story's tuition signed by Franklin H. Story (1834) and a biographical questionnaire completed by John La Farge for THE CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY (1925). Letters to Saul Zalesch from Roy Lichtenstein, William Gropper, Gluyas Williams, Ordway Partridge, Frederick Burr Opper, James Wells Champney, C. Gray Parker, Ben Foster, Louis Betts, Cyrus Le Roy Baldridge, Richard Lippold, Romare Bearden, Isabel Bishop, Thomas Hart Benton, Richard Stankiewicz, and others; a brochure for a work of art by Robert Indiana; a certificate from The Brooklyn Art Association for one share of capital stock in the name of William Potter Lage. Also included is one page of correspondence documenting a decision made for the Society of American Artists. Included on the page is a note from Francis D. Millet to J. Alden Weir, followed by a note from Weir to Frederic Church, signed "O.K." by Church.

57 items (portions microfilmed on 1 reel)

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Rogers, John, 1829-1904

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John Rogers (1829-1904) was born in Salem, Mass., and received his education in the Boston public schools. While employed in various jobs he began to model in clay during his leisure hours and in 1858-1859 spent time in Rome studying methods of reproducing clay groups in plaster form. On his return, he went to Chicago where he exhibited, for a charity fair, "The Checker Players," a group in clay that attracted much favorable attention. During the Civil War, he modeled small statuette groups, mos...

Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923

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Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Elihu Vedder letters, 1870-1880 and [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502860 Elihu Vedder was an American artist, known for his mystical and imaginative works, probably best remembered for his illustrations for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Born in New York and raised in Schenectady and Cuba, Vedder apprenticed with an architect and studied with a painter before travelling to Europe to study painting. He returned to ...

La Farge, John, 1835-1910

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John LaFarge (1835-1910) was president of the Society of American Artists. From the description of John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow, 1904 Oct. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 613316806 John La Farge (1835-1910) was a painter, muralist, sculptor, and stained glass artisan. In 1904 he was serving as president of the Society of American Artists. From the description of John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow, 1904 Oct. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 7...

Foster, Ben 1852-1926

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Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975

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American regionalist painter; Kansas City, Mo. From the description of Thomas Hart Benton miscellaneous printed material, 1935-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122577172 From the description of Thomas Hart Benton papers, 1906-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122576861 Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri on April 15, 1889. He studied at the Academie Julien in Paris from 1908 to 1911. He then settled in New York and painted in the Synchromist and C...

Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924

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American collector. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Fenway Court," to an unidentified recipient, [1908?] Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269568468 Art collector and patron; Mrs. Jack Gardner. From the description of Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum collection, [18--]-[19--]. (University of Mobile Library). WorldCat record id: 70925322 Art historian, critic, collector, and teacher; Flo...

Henri, Robert, 1865-1929

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Painter, illustrator; New York, N.Y. From the description of Robert Henri letter, 1911 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79700794 American artist. From the description of Robert Henri papers, 1922-1928. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935956 From the description of Robert Henri speedwriting card index, circa 1922-1928. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 298597773 From the description of Robert Henri diary ...

Fenollosa, Ernest, 1853-1908

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Fenollosa was a poet and student of Oriental art. He taught at the Imperial University of Tokyo (1878-1886) and was manager of the Tokyo Fine Arts Academy and the Imperial Museum. From 1890 to 1897 he was curator of Oriental art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. From the description of Ernest Francisco Fenollosa papers, 1881-1952 (inclusive), 1881-1909 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612366391 From the guide to the Ernest Francisco Fenollosa papers, 1881-1...

Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924

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Frederick Stuart Church (1842-1924), American artist. During the Civil War, he served with Co. A of Chicago Mercantile Independent Battery of Light Artillery. From the description of Letter from Frederick Stuart Church to Nannie Havens, 1863, June 4, Vicksburg, Miss. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 79370924 Painter. From the description of Frederick Stuart Church letters and sketch, [ca. 1885-1898]. (Unknown). Wo...

Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965

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Landscape painter; Center Bridge, Penn. From the description of Edward Willis Redfield papers, 1836-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122370473 Redfield was a landscape painter; New Hope, Pa. From the description of Edward Redfield letters to Irene Weygandt, 1940-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122370564 ...

Bellows, George, 1882-1925

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George Wesley Bellows was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1882. He attended Ohio State University, leaving in 1903 for New York where he enrolled at William Chase's New York School of Art under the instruction of Robert Henri. He became Associate Member of the National Academy in 1908 and Academician in 1918. In 1910 he married a fellow student at the school, Emma Story. They had two daughters, Anne (the late Mrs. Maynard Kearney) and Jean (Mrs. Earl Booth). Among the prizes awarded to Bellows were th...

Zalesch, Saul E.

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Saul Zalesch, an art historian, began collecting artists' letters around 1981. From the description of Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents, 1834-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233006987 Zalesch, a graduate student in Art History at the University of Delaware, began collecting artists' letters around 1981. From the description of Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters, 1834-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122333482 ...

Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988

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Artist; interviewee married Harold G. Wolff. From the description of Reminiscences of Isabel Bishop : oral history, 1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309726591 Painter; New York, (N.Y.). Died 1988. From the description of Isabel Bishop interview, 1987 Nov. 12- Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220201617 Painter; New York, N.Y.; d. 1988. From the description of Isabel Bishop interview, 1987 Nov. 12-...

Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872

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Artist Thomas Sully was born in London, although his actor parents soon emigrated to the United States. A trip back to England to study painting expanded his horizons, and upon his return to the United States he developed a reputation as a first rate painter. He specialized in portraits, especially portraits of women, and painted full-length portraits of many public and private figures. He is perhaps most closely associated with his portrait of Queen Victoria and for his painting, Washington cro...

Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935

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American painter and etcher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, NY, to Mr. Schnell, of Harper and Brothers, 1890 Feb. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470640 Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y. From the description of Childe Hassam letters, [undated] and 1911. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86133251 Prominent and prolific American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. From the description...

Martin, Homer Dodge, 1836-1897

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American landscape painter. From the description of Autograph letters signed (12) : New York, N.Y., etc., to the Reverend Hercules W. Fay, 1875 Feb. 4-1879 May 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607989 Painter, New York. Member of the Hudson River School landscape painters. Chapman bought Martin's painting "The Waterfall" in 1861. It stayed in his family until acquired by Berry-Hill Galleries in 1974. From the description of Homer D. Martin letter to Issac Chap...

Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895

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William Wetmore Story was born in Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1840, left the United States in 1847 and spent the rest of his life in Rome. There he began his career as a sculptor, working mostly in marble. From the description of Letters sent, 1860, 1875. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 77798425 American expatriate William Wetmore Story had talent and success in diverse pursuits. After graduating from Harvard, he practised law in Bo...

Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925

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Florence 1856-1925 London. From the description of Portrait of Mrs. J.P. Morgan, Jr. (nee Jane Norton Grew, 1868-1925) [painting]. [ca. 1905] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906593 Anglo-American painter. From the description of Letters, 1881-1916. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81028068 Sargent was an American-born painter who lived and worked in France, England and elsewhere. From the description of [Letter] Sunday, 33, T...

Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926

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Joseph Pennell was an American artist and educator, primarily known for his etchings and illustrations. Much of his early work consisted of city scenes, published in magazines. He later worked on a variety of projects, often illustrating books in collaboration with his wife, author Elizabeth Robins. After spending time in Europe, notably London, Pennell taught art, and the couple collaborated on a biography of James McNeill Whistler. From the description of Joseph Pennell letter to M...

Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856

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Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983

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Sculptor, educator; Huntington, Mass. From the description of Richard Stankiewicz interviews, 1963 Feb.-Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220190445 From the description of Richard Stankiewicz interviews, 1979 June 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220190460 From the description of Richard Stankiewicz interviews, 1963 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82224285 From the description of Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz, 196...