Suzanne Mullet Smith papers, 1923-1989.

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Smith, Suzanne Mullett. Suzanne Mullet Smith papers, 1923-1989.

Suzanne Mullet Smith papers, 1923-1989.

Primarily research material compiled by Smith for her MA Thesis on Arthur Dove (1944, American University), and for the American Art Research Council, and papers relating to Smith's personal life and career as a painter and educator. Photocopies of 19 letters and 2 telegrams from Dove and his wife Helen ("Reds") to Smith, 1943-1944 (originals donated in 1992); a card catalog of Dove's paintings; and a typescript of the 1976 revised edition of Smith's master's thesis, "Arthur G. Dove: A Study in Contemporary Art." Provenance records for ca. 700 of Dove's paintings and sketches, compiled by Smith under the auspices of the American Art Research Council, containing information about title, ownership, medium, special markings on picture and frame, condition, date of work, and exhibition of work. Personal papers relating to Smith's career and civic and social activities in the Washington, D.C. area, 1923-1988, including correspondence, letters to her husband, Gordon H. Smith, while he was an army musician stationed in California in 1944; class notes from her studies at American University; annotated sketchbooks; Smith's wedding album; printed material; and photographs of Smith, relatives and friends, including artist Peter Hurd. Also included are materials on Dove, 1936-1989, including letters concerning Dove from Georgia O'Keefe, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Alden Jewell, Duncan Phillips, and Charles Alan; Smith's 1944 edition of her master's thesis; research notes on Dove, including transcribed Dove writings and correspondence; printed material; slides of Dove's work; and 4 microfilm reels of material collected during her research, portions contained in her papers.

3.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

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American University (Washington, D.C.). Fine Arts Dept.

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Dove, Arthur Garfield. 1880-1946

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Arthur Dove painted with Brooks's daughter-in-law, Inez Seibert Brooks. From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, [Between 1920 and 1946]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 175227818 Arthur Garfield Dove (1880-1946) and Helen Torr Dove were painters from Geneva and Centerport, N.Y. Born in Canandaigua, N.Y., Arthur Dove settled in New York City in 1903, becoming an illustrator for popular magazines, including ...

Smith, Suzanne M.

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Art historian; Washington, D.C. Died 1989. From the description of Suzanne Mullet Smith papers, 1923-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502564 ...

American Art Research Council.

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Jewell, Edward Alden, 1888-1947

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O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986

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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American artist....

Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975

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Art dealer; New York, N.Y. Attended Horace Mann School, graduating in 1924. Attended Yale School of Drama in 1925, then worked as a set designer for MGM and Warner Brothers. In 1930, Alan became a theatrical set designer and director. After serving in the Army in World War II, he worked for Edith Halpert at the Downtown Gallery. In 1952, he opened the Charles Alan Gallery, specializing in contemporary art. Alan closed the gallery in 1970 to become a private dealer. ...

Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966

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Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946

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Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer, founder of the Photo-Secession Group, gallery owner, and editor and publisher of photography magazines, most notably, Camera Work. Frank Hermann was an American painter, who spent most of his career in Germany, where he associated with several avant-garde art groups. Childhood friends, Stieglitz and Herrmann were schoolmates, spent time together when Stieglitz was in Europe, and visited each other in the United States when Herrmann returned in 1919....