Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1948-2004, bulk 1994-2001.

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Murray, Richard N., 1942-2006. Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1948-2004, bulk 1994-2001.

Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1948-2004, bulk 1994-2001.

The Richard Murray research material regarding Abbot Handerson Thayer measures 9.0 linear feet and dates from 1948 to 2004, with the bulk of the material dating from 1994 to 2001. Project files primarily document Murray's work on the 1999 exhibition "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art" and subsequent Thayer book project. Also found are extensive research files on Abbott Handerson Thayer and his specific works of art as well as photographic materials depicting Thayer, his family, studio, house, and works of art. Project files document Richard Murray's research projects regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer. Found here is Murray's correspondence with fellow Thayer scholars, collectors, art museums, and Thayer family members. Also included are planning documents, loan forms, press clippings, conservation requests, checklists and other materials for the exhibition "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art" which Murray curated at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (formerly National Museum of American Art) in 1999. Additional project files are primarily for his proposed book on Abbott Thayer and include research grant applications, fundraising, photograph orders, and reviews of the initial manuscript. Research files contain documentation on archival collections regarding Thayer, subject files on family members, models, and friends of Thayer, private and museum collections of his artwork, and other subject's relevant to Thayer's career as an artist. Files may include Murray's correspondence and notes. However, the bulk of the material consists of photocopies or microfilm print-outs of archival documents, newspaper clippings, and other printed material. Also found are files on specific works of art by Thayer. These files may contain catalog descriptions, provenance information, correspondence, and images of the work of art. Photographs depict Thayer, his family, friends, studio, house, and his artwork. Also found are negatives, color transparencies, and slides of these photographs. Of note are photographs of x-rays of Thayer paintings. Researchers should note that all photographs of Thayer, his family, house, studio, and artwork are copy prints of original photographs which Richard Murray requested from the owners for his research.

9.0 linear feet.

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Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921

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Painter; Dublin, New Hampshire. From the description of Abbott Handerson Thayer papers, 1861-1936 [microform]. 1962. (Defense Special Weapons Agency). WorldCat record id: 79732064 American painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dublin, N.H., to Mr. Clark, [no year] Jun. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571900 Artist Abbott Handerson Thayer was born in Boston and raised in rural New Hampshire, where he became an avid outdoorsman a...

Renwick Gallery

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Symposium was organized by Mark Baldridge and Lloyd Herman. From the description of American metalsmithing and jewelrymaking in the 1940s and 1950s symposium records, 1979-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84929650 The Renwick Gallery is the curatorial branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum responsible for the presentation of American crafts and design in the Renwick Gallery Building. The Renwick opened in 1973. Its staff has included Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 197...

Murray, Richard N., 1942-2006

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Richard Murray (1942-2006) was a curator and art historian at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. who specialized in Abbott Thayer. Murray was researching to write a book about Thayer. From the description of Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1948-2004, bulk 1994-2001. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779477656 From the description of Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer, circa 1900-2006. (Unkn...