Painted drawings by Rhodesian school children in the Smithsonian Institution
SIL-AA.XXXX-0016

Summary
Collection ID:
SIL-AA.XXXX-0016
Creators:
Zilberg, Jonathan Leslie, 1961-
Dates:
1961-1967
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
24 art originals : + 1 essay (10 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 3 appendices (5, 2, [1] leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.)
watercolor on paper, mounted in album
25 x 31 cm.
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
Consists of 24 watercolors mounted in a "Croxley Drawing Book" album ([24] p., interleaved with tissue paper) with the hand-written identification: "Watercolour drawings by f-emale & m-ale African primary school children" on p. [1] of the cover; 1 print-out of essay (2010), Painted drawings by Rhodesian school children in the Smithsonian Institution, by Jonathan Zilberg; and 1 photocopy of a "Suggested press release" for a traveling exhibition of similar paintings that toured the U.S. under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service from 1960 through 1970. The paintings were mounted in the album sometime between 1965 and 1967. The watercolors were created by children at the Nyarutsetso Art Centre, Highfield, Salisbury (now Harare) Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the course of art classes taught by Anglican missionary and art educator, Canon Edward Paterson, and date from 1961-1967.

General note
General note
Title from caption of essay.
General note
Paintings are marked with "f" or "m" for gender of artist.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Found in 2008 in the Dept. of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, among files of Dr. Gordon Gibson, former African curator, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

Keywords
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Nyarutsetso Art Centre. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paterson, Edward George, 1895-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warren M. Robbins Library. -- Art collections Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Children's art--Zimbabwe Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Children's drawing--Zimbabwe Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color drawing--Zimbabwe Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watercolor painting, Zimbabwean--20th century Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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