Edward H. Dwight Papers


Edward H. Dwight Papers

1821-2001; bulk 1950-1979

The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still-life painting.

18.6 Linear feet


SNAC Resource ID: 8342541

Archives of American Art

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Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852

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John James Audubon (1785-1851), known as the American Woodsman, is a legend as a naturalist and bird artist. He was not the first person to attempt to paint and describe all the birds in America, but his unique technique of depicting his subjects dramatically contributed to his renown. His technique of painting freshly killed specimens surrounded by their natural habitats added a wealth of knowledge to the emerging discipline of ornithology in the nineteenth century. Aud...

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851

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Corwine, Aaron Houghton, 1802-1830

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Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825

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Painter; Philadelphia, Pa. Son of Charles Willson Peale. From the description of Raphaelle Peale letter, 1816 Sept. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122566086 ...

Duncanson, Robert S., 1821-1872

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Peale family.

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Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981

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Museum director. From the description of Edward H. Dwight papers, 1967-1980. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155547322 Art historian and museum director. Born in Cincinnati, Dwight held posts at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Center, and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. He was particularly interested in American painting. From the description of Edward H. Dwight papers, 1950-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132...

Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860

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Victor Gifford Audubon, son of the naturalist and illustrator John James Audubon, served as business manager for his father, and worked to promote and sell his father's works. From the description of Victor Gifford Audubon collection, 1845-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80153832 From the description of Victor Gifford Audubon collection, 1845-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152756 Victor Gifford Audubon, son of the illustrator and naturalist John James ...