American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942.

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American Academy of Arts and Letters. American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942.

American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942.

A collection of artists' papers containing correspondence, notes, biographical material, exhibition catalogs, and other published material. Includes. Volume of notes, drawings, and calculations made by George Bellows for a study of Jay Hambidge's theory of Dynamic Symmetry; correspondence and published and unpublished biographical and critical material on George de Forest Brush, Childe Hassam, Francis D. Millet, Joseph Pennell, Elihu Vedder, and J.Q.A. Ward. The Hassam papers are particularly voluminous, with letters from John Taylor Arms, E.H. Blashfield, William Merritt Chase, Royal Cortissoz, J. Alden Weir, and Charles Erskine Scott Wood. All groups contain official Academy correspondence from its secretary Robert Underwood Johnson.

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Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937

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Author; United States ambassador to Italy. From the description of Autograph poem signed, entitled "Rheims", 1814 Sep. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270492661 From the description of Autograph poem "The Cost" signed, 1914 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270492676 Epithet: Editor 'The Century Magazine' New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001185.0x000372 Magazine ed...

Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948

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American art critic. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [New York], 10 Apirl 1940 and 22 March 1942, to Harry [Harkness Flagler], 1940 Apr. 10 and 22 March 1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564650 Royal Cortissoz (1869-1968), respected American art critic, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He trained as an architect, spending six years working at the firm of McKim, Mead, and White before embarking on his journalism career. Cortissoz served as the art...

Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-1975

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Curator of prints at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1941 to 1963; noted expert on print-making; founded in 1919 and directed the Weyhe Gallery in New York; contributed to and edited the Modern School Magazine in the second half of the 1910s. First wife: Florence King; child: Carola (born 1917). Second wife: Laura Canadè (married in 1946). Zigrosser died in 1975. From the description of Carl Zigrosser papers, circa 1891-1971. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record...

American Academy of Arts and Letters

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Organized 1904, incorporated 1914; New York, N.Y. The American Academy of Arts and Letters was established "to afford recognition to distinguished achievement in literature and the fine arts ..." [The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters merged on Dec. 30, 1976]. From the description of American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565401 The National Institute of Arts and Letters was...

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...

Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919

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American painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Branchville [Conn.], to August Jaccaci, [no year] Jul. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586836 J. Alden Weir (1852-1919) was an Impressionist painter. From the description of J. Alden Weir letter to Augustus Thomas, 1903 July 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779477650 From the description of J. Alden Weir letter to Augustus Thomas, 1903 July 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 6133...

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...

Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924

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Jay Hambidge: mathematician, illustrator; Mary Hambidge: weaver, administrator. From the description of Jay and Mary Crovatt Hambidge papers, 1841-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122552405 ...

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...

Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944

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Charles Erskine Scott Wood (1852-1944) was a U.S. Army officer, lawyer, and author. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1874, he became an aide to General O.O. Howard in 1877, serving with him in thePacific Northwest during the Bannock and Paiute and Nez Percé Indian wars. He later attended Columbia University, obtained his law degrees, and established a practice of maritime and corporation law in Portland, Oregon. In addition to his successful law practice, Wood painted, wrote, ...

Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941

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Painter; New York, N.Y., Dublin, N.H.; b. 1855; d. 1941. From the description of George de Forest Brush and Brush family papers, circa 1909-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319940491 Painter; New York, N.Y. and Dublin, N.H. From the description of George de Forest Brush letters to Mr. Wilson, [ca. 1884]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122355147 American painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bayville, to Mrs. [John Cha...

Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916

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Painter, art instructor; New York, N.Y. From the description of William Merritt Chase letter, 1911 Nov. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122599930 William Merrit Chase (1849-1916) was a painter and instructor from New York, N.Y. and Shinnecock Hills, Long Island. From the description of William Merrit Chase photographs, [ca. 1895]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744425314 Painter and instructor; New York, N.Y. and Shinnecock Hills, Long Island. ...

Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910

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American sculptor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : New York, N.Y., to Messrs. Schell and Bradley of Harper & Brothers, 1890 May 12-1892 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659398 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York, N.Y.], to an unidentified correspondent, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659388 Sculptor, New York City. From the description of John Quincy Adams Ward papers, 1857-1915. (Ne...

Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912

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Painter, author, war correspondent, and illustrator. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Edward E.] Ayer, 1910 Dec. 3. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38860956 Artist. From the description of Letter of Francis Davis Millet, 1912. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454555 The American painter, draftsman, lithographer, muralist and writer Francis Davis Millet was born in Mattapoisett, Mass. He served in the Union army in 1864, and ...

Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953

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Etcher. From the description of John Taylor Arms papers, 1923-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86122606 John Taylor Arms was an American artist, known for his architectural etchings. Born in Washington, D.C., he attended Princeton as a pre-law student, but transferred to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study architecture. He moved to New York, and was working as an architectural draftsman when his wife bought him an etching kit as a Christmas gift, revealing...

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 ...

Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936

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Born in New York City in 1848, Edwin Howland Blashfield became an artist who specialized in mural painting and advocated for public art. In 1867 Blashfield traveled to Paris where he studied with the figure painter Léon Bonnât. Blashfield's works were exhibited at the Paris Salon during 1875-1879, 1888-1889, and 1892-1893. On July 5, 1881, Blashfield married in Paris Evangeline Wilbour, and soon after took up permanent residence in New York City. He and his wife collaborated on many illustrate...