Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.andrvera
Creators:
Andrus, Vera Eugenia, 1895-1979
Dates:
1939-1979 and [undated]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.7 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, diaries, writings, files on publications, art works, photographs, catalogs and clippings.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence is with Yovan Radinkovitch, 1940s, and Mrs. Edward A. McGill at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1960.
Scope and Contents
Twelve diaries, 1939-1976, contain drafts of letters, clippings, lists of exhibited, sold and proposed lithographs and paintings, poems, a short autobiography, notes for books Sea Dust and A Wisconsin Story, and accounts of her travels to the Caribbean (1939), France (1956), Florida (1962), Spain (1966) and Maryland (1972). Some highlighted events are Andrus's appointment to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1952, her studies in France in 1956, as well as her living in Gloucester, 1964-1966, and Rockport, Mass. Other diary topics include Geo-metrical Art, 1957, the Rockport Art Association, and details of exhibitions throughout her career.
Scope and Contents
Writings include typescripts of The Blue Tree, Comments and Criticisms by Boardman Robinson (with related letter), Earth Foam: A Second Book of Poems, The Shining River: A Sketchbook of the Hudson (with draft), The Spirit and the Candle: El Greco and the Renaissance World (with draft); and writings about life in Gloucester and New York. Paper," (1990).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lithographer, painter, author; Massachusetts and New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Files on publications contain notes, clippings, letters and illustrations, regard The Shining River and The Spirit and the Candle. Also included are 6 pencil drawings by Andrus (34 x 25.2 cm. or smaller), one of her studio in Dobbs Ferry, NY and 5 landscapes, all undated; photographs of Andrus, her house in New York, and her work; an exhibition catalog, 1990, and photocopies of clippings, catalogs, and writings.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1990 by Lura Andrus Crowther, Andrus' sister.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greco, 1541?-1614 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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