The papers of photographer Nickolas Muray measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1978. Found within the papers are biographical materials; business and personal correspondence, including a handful of letters from Frida Kahlo; writings; teaching files, primarily of photography courses taught at New York University; printed material; artwork; and photographic materials of Muray, his family and friends, and his work.
This accession consists of audio cassette tapes and reels of adult courses and seminars; videotapes of the Smithsonian Lecture Series; and slides used in course presentations.
The Peter A. Juley & Son Collection is comprised of approximately 127,000 photographic negatives documenting the work of more than 11,000 American artists. Included in the collection are 4,700 photographic portraits of artists.
Cabinet photographs, largely portraits, made by Baker and Johnston photographic studio. They may be part of a photographic series focusing on Shoshonis, Arapahos, and Apaches. Images include studio portraits of Black Coal, an Arapaho; Washakie, a Shoshoni chief; Sharpnose, an Arapaho; two Arapaho boys with bows and arrows; and Mollie, an Arapho wom...
The papers of art critic and photographer Max Kozloff measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1950-2015. The collection provides a glimpse into the work life of a prolific twentieth century American art critic through biographical material, correspondence with artists and critics, interviews, many unpublished writings, and printed material.
This collection consists of exhibition catalogs (both traveling and in-house), brochures, pamphlets, illustrated checklists, and other publications created around a specific themes or genres drawn from the collections in the National Portrait Gallery.
The papers of photographer and teacher Imogen Cunningham, date from 1903 to 1991. The collection measures 5.9 feet of material, including correspondence, business and financial records, writings, printed matter, and photographs, and provides a good overview of Cunningham's life and career.
These illustrated catalogs document major and minor exhibitions, providing detailed discussions of exhibition themes. Additional catalogs, pamphlets, and booklets highlight specific features of the permanent collection such as the NPG's presidential portraits. The catalogs also document special exhibitions which contain the Gallery's portrait...
Research material gathered by Leah Lipton regarding portrait painter Chester Harding (1792-1866), including correspondence with reference librarians, archivists, scholars, private collectors, Harding's descendants, and others; printed material, notes, and photographs.
This accession consists of contracts and permissions administered by the Office of Publications for various publications, including gallery guides, exhibition catalogs, and brochures. Publications covered include "Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation, 1776-1914;" "American Portrait Drawings;" "American Portrait Prints: Proceedings ...