American Artists Group records, 1934-1965.

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American Artists Group records, 1934-1965.

Correspondence, photographs, clippings, biographical data on artists, press notices, Christmas cards, and publications documenting the organization's attempt to provide a market for artists affected by the Depression by using original work for greeting cards. Correspondence is between Samuel Golden, director, and artists whose work was sought. Among the correspondents are George Ahgupuk, C.W. Anderson, Ralph Avery, R. Fayerweather Babcock, Merrill A. Bailey, Jozef Bakos, Ken Barker, Nile Jurgen Behncke, Ludwig Bemelmans, Thomas H. Benton, Aaron Bohrod, Clarence Bolton, Cornelius Botke, Jessie Arms Botke, Fiske Boyd, Conrad Buff, Charles E. Burchfield, Ranulph Bye, Howard N. Cook, John O'Hara Cosgrave, John Steuart Curry, Gladys R. Davis, Harold Thomas Denison, Frederick K. Detwiller, Olin Dows, Yvonne Pène Dubois, Roger Antoine Duvoisin, Mabel Dwight, Kerr Eby, Louis M. Eilshemius, W.J. Enright, Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, Don Freeman, Tom Funk, Richard Gaige, Emil Ganso, Joseph Webster Golinkin, Witold Gordon, Gordon Grant, Vernon Grant, Jim Harmon, Dalzell Hatfield, Peter Helik, Edward Hopper, Peter Hunt. Victoria Hutson Huntley, Elmer Jacobs, Ralph Johnstone, Ilonka Karasz, Norman Kent, Rockwell Kent, Nettie King, Hans Kleiber, Georgina Klitgaard, Gene Kloss, Manuel Komroff, Jo Kotula, Leon Kroll, Adolf Kronengold, Max Kuehne, Richard Lahey, Paul Hambleton Landacre, Edward Landon, Barbara Latham, Margaret Laughlin, Wolfgang Lederer, Lois Lenski, James Lewicki, Gisella Loeffler, C.A. Luce, Omer Luneau, Kyra Markham, Reginald Marsh, Maxwell Mays, Dudley Morris, Thomas F. Naegele, Thomas W. Nason, Alexander Nesbitt, Vera Neville, Woldemar Neufeld, Warren Newcombe, Edith Newton, Dale Nichols, Hobart Nichols, Frank L. Nicolet, Olle Nordmark, Jose Clemente Orozco. William E. Pajaud, Virginia Plummer, Grace Paull, John C. Pellew, A. Sheldon Pennoyer, Leon Pescheret, Gilmer Petroff, John Pike, Henry C. Pitz, Stan Poray, Tina Prentiss, Gregorio Prestopino, Rosalie Rees, Grant Reynard, John Rogers, Conrad Roland, Arnold Ronnebeck, Ruth Starr Rose, James N. Rosenberg, Doris Rosenthal, Sanford Ross, Andree Ruellan, Rudolph Ruzicka, Martha Ryther, Paul Sample, Patsy Santo, Helen Sawyer, William J. Schaldach, Georges Schreiber, Frederick Shane, John Sharp, Charles Sheeler, Millard Sheets, Alphonse Shelton, Dwight Shepler, William Shevis, Harry Shokler, Gerrit V. Sinclair, Mortimer Slotnick, Bissell Phelps Smith, Yngve Edward Soderberg, Harry Sternberg, Anthony Thieme, Nura Ulreich, Joseph P. Vorst, Maynard Walker, Heinz Warneke, Stow Wengenroth, John Whorf, Warren F. Wheelock, Harry H. Wickey, Guy Wiggins, Myra A. Wiggins, Edward A. Wilson, Ronau W. Woiceske, Stanley W. Woodward, and others. A portfolio of 106 Christmas cards, with the evelopes and original packing materials, printed and distributed by the American Artists Group in 1935. This is a nearly complete set (missing only two cards) and the first set published by the group. Also included are three publications: "Handbook of the American Artists Group," 1935, "Original Etchings, Lithographs, and Woodcuts Published by the American Artists Group," 1937, and "Ten Years, A Christmas Card Adventure," ca. 1944.

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Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967

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Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) was a watercolorist and painter in West Seneca, N.Y. From the description of Charles Burchfield letter to Alan M. Pensler, 1966 Aug. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779477543 From the description of Charles Burchfield letter to Alan M. Pensler, 1966 Aug. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756821068 Painter; Gardenville, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Charles Burchfield, 1959 Aug. 19. (Unknown). Wo...

Hatfield, Dalzell, 1893-1963.

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Bailey, Merrill A., 1909-

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Rogers, John S., -1908

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Newton, Edith W. (Edith Whittlesey)

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Komroff, Manuel, 1890-1974

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Manuel Komroff was an anarchist, editor, writer and artist. He met Carl Zigrosser before World War I, when they were both involved in the circle of the Modern School/Ferrer Center. From the description of Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1917-1973, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 213465853 Novelist & author, died in 1974. From the description of Manuel Komroff papers, 1897-1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). ...

Petroff, Gilmer, 1913-

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Dubois, Yvonne Pène.

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Landacre, Paul, 1893-1963

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Landacre was born in Columbus, OH in 1893; attended Ohio State Univ.; became an artist resident in Los Angeles, CA, in the 1920s; illustrated many books with his wood engravings, and he became known for his engravings of CA landscapes; instructor of wood engraving, Otis Art Institute; died in 1963. From the description of Papers, 1932-1963. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39529748 Biography Pa...

Rosenthal, Doris Patty, 1889-1971

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Painter, lithographer, designer, teacher. From the description of Doris Rosenthal papers, 1932-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80858858 ...

Santo, Patsy, b. 1893.

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Botke, Jessie Arms, 1883-1971

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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]...

Botke, Cornelius, 1887-1954.

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Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971

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Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Rockwell Kent interview, 1957 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80242441 Painter, illustrator, writer, lecturer; Ausable Forks, New York. From the description of Rockwell Kent letters to Robert T. Hatt, 1935-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553040 In addition to being a successful painter, printmaker, illustrator, designer, and commercial artist, Kent pursued careers as a writer, professional ...

Wickey, Harry

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Etcher, lithographer, teacher; Cornwall Landing, New York. From the description of Harry Wickey papers, 1918-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594193 ...

Anderson, C. W. (Clarence William), 1891-1971

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Sir George Biddell Airy (1801–1892) was a British astronomer. Airy became Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge in 1826 and Plumian Professor of astronomy and director of the new Cambridge Observatory in 1828. From 1835 to 1881, he served as Astronomer Royal, a senior post in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Airy was born in Northumberland, England, to William Airy and Ann Biddell. His father was a tax collector, but he lost his positi...

Detwiller, Frederic C.

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Johnstone, Ralph Wilbur, 1911-

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Pescheret, Leon R. (Leon Rene), 1892-1961

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Ahgupuk, George Aden

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Poray, Stan Pociecha, 1888-1948.

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Newcombe, Warren, 1894-

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Barker, Ken, d. 1956.

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Nesbitt, Alexander, 1901-1995

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Bohrod, Aaron.

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Painter and educator; Madison, Wis. Born 1907. Died 1992. From the description of Oral history interview with Aaron Bohrod, 1973-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86122656 Aaron Bohrod, b. 1907; d. 1992, Painter, teacher of Chicago, Ill. Studied with John Sloan in New York. Worked for Life magazine during WWII painting scenes at the front, and later was artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. From the description o...

Paull, Grace, 1898-1990

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Grace Paull was born in 1898 in Cold Brook, NY. She designed greeting cards for several years after attending art school. In 1932 she began a career as an illustrator of children's books. She also wrote several books for children, which were all self-illustrated. Her early outdoor activities such as skating, skiing, hiking, and exploring had a great influence on her writing and illustrating. Biographical Source: Somebody About the Author, Vol. 24, p. 156-158 From the guide to the Gra...

Rosenberg, James Naumburg, 1874-1970

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Woodward, Stanley, 1890-1970

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Painter, marine painter, etcher, illustrator, teacher, writer; Massachusetts. From the description of Stanley Woodward papers, 1920-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132942 From the description of Stanley Woodward papers, 1875-1970 (bulk 1905-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319939719 ...

Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert, 1891-1969

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Daniel Robert Fitzpatrick (1891-1969), commonly known as D. R. Fitzpatrick, was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning American cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1913-1958). Born on March 5, 1891 in Superior, Wisconsin, Fitzpatrick attended the Art Institute of Chicago. Fitzpatrick worked as a staff artist and cartoonist for the Chicago Daily News from 1911 until 1912. Joining the St. Louis Post Dispatch in 1913, Fitzpatrick was the editorial cartoonist there until ...

Pike, John, 1911-

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Boyd, Fiske, 1895-1975

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Freeman, Don, 1908-1978

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Don Freeman was born August 11, 1908, in San Diego, CA. He attended the Art Students League in New York City for two years. In 1931 he married Lydia Cooley, an art student, and the couple had one son. Don Freeman worked as a freelance artist and as a graphic artist for the New York Times and New York Herald Tribune before beginning to illustrate books in the 1940s. In 1940 he illustrated William Saroyan's My Name is Aram . During his career, Don Freeman illustrated children's books by other well...

Luce, C. A.

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Karasz, Ilonka, 1896-1981

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Loeffler, Gisella, 1900-

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Wilson, Edward A. (Edward Arthur), 1886-1970

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Author, illustrator, commercial artist, and designer of bookplates, stages, and furniture. From the description of Letters, 1937-1958. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233117466 ## Use MARC 545 From the guide to the Edward A. Wilson Papers, 1915-1963, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Edward A. Wilson was born on March 4, 1886 in Glasgow, Scotland. He came to the United States in 1893. He was an illus...

Sawyer, Helen.

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Dows, Olin, 1904-1981

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Olin Dows (1904-1981) was a painter and arts administrator; he primarily lived and worked in Rhinebeck, New York. Dows was born in Irvington-on-Hudson, NY. He graduated from Harvard University in 1926 and also studied at the Yale School of Fine Arts. In 1935 he was appointed director of the Treasury Relief Art Project, funded by the Works Progress Administration. In 1938 he painted a series of murals for the post office in Rhinebeck, NY, and in 1941 painted murals for the post office in Hyde Par...

Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983

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Heinz (Heinrich) Warneke, b. 1895; d. 1982, Sculptor of East Haddam, Conn. From the description of Oral history interview with Heinz Warneke, 1982 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646396983 Sculptor (East Haddam, Conn.). From the description of Heinz Warneke interview, 1982 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220181253 Sculptor, animal sculptor, educator; East Haddam, Conn. Born and trained in Germany. Worked on sculptur...

Huntley, Victoria Hutson, 1900-1971

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Painter, muralist, printmaker; New York, N.Y., Chatham, N.J.; b. 1900; d. 1971 After her first marriage to William K. Hutson, Huntley married Ralph Huntley and assumed his name as hers, professionally. In 1930, Huntley produced a series of lithographs depicting industrial and factory sites entitled, "Steam and Steel", which gained national attention. During the 1940s she produced a series of lithographs based on the birds and plants in and around the Florida Everglades. ...

Schreiber, Georges, 1904-1977

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Painter; New York, N.Y.; d. 1977. From the description of Georges Schreiber papers, 1940-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81491344 Georges Schreiber was born April 25, 1904, in Brussels, Belgium. He studied art in Berlin, London, Florence, and Paris, and came to the United States at the age of 24. He worked as a cartoonist and painter, and became known as one of the best interpreters of the American scene, noted for the lifelike realism of his portraits. He received seve...

Růžička, Rudolph 1883-1978

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Ruzicka was a Czech-American graphic artist and engraver. From the description of Designs for Harvard University, 1951-1973. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612374439 Graphic artist and type-designer, Ruzicka (1883-1978) was born in Bohemia, emigrated to Chicago, where he trained as a wood engraver and designer; continued his studies in New York. During the 1930s he collaborated with Philip Hofer on a number of projects, including a series of engravings for Harvard...

Kantor, Martha Ryther, 1896-1981

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Jacobs, Elmer, 1900-

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Chicago illustrator and graphic designer 1920's-1970's. Born in Streator, Illinois, between 1900-1902, he was largely self-taught. From the late 1930's onward he was much influenced by the New Bauhaus, also known as the School of Design in Chicago. A free-lance artist, Jacobs' most visible clients were John Morrell & Co., Chicago Tribune, R.R. Donnelly & Sons, and Rand McNally & Co. From 1940-1952, he illustrated the award winning Phoenix Flame, a house organ...

Nicolett, Frank L., b. 1887.

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Dwight, Mabel, 1876-1955

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Shelton, Alphonse Joseph.

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Pellew, John C., 1903-

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Lahey, Richard, 1893-

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Painter, printmaker, lecturer; Washington, D.C.; b. 1893; d. 1979. From the description of Richard Lahey papers, 1919-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84162902 ...

Avery, Ralph Hillyer, 1906-1976

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Watercolor artist Ralph Avery (1906-1976) graduated from RIT in 1928 and taught in the Applied Art Department at RIT for 25 years. He lived in Rochester for most of his adult life and frequently painted scenes from the local area's gray, foggy views of the downtown skyline, portraits of elegant old city homes, and abstractions of natural areas from the surrounding landscape. Avery was also a well-known illustrator, working for clients such as General Motors, Reader's Digest, and other popular ma...

Neufeld, Woldemar, 1909-2002

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Duvoisin, Roger, 1900-1980

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Roger Duvoisin (1900-1980), a native of Geneva, Switzerland, was an author and illustrator of children's books. His wife, Louise Fatio (1904-1993) from Lausanne, Switzerland, wrote many of the books Mr. Duvoisin illustrated. From the description of Roger Duvoisin and Louise Fatio papers, 1934-1968. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 72823625 Swiss-born, American author and illustrator of children's books. From the description of Winkie's world ...