Paul Aschenbach papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.aschpaul
Creators:
Aschenbach, Paul, 1921-
Dates:
1957-1976
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.1 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, notes and writings, project files, printed material, photographs, and art work primarily concerning Aschenbach's involvement with the Vermont International Sculpture Symposia (1968, 1971), and other projects he participated in, most relating to sculpture and its role in the community.
Scope and Contents
Included are biographical material; correspondence, 1965-1975, primarily related to Aschenbach's coordination of the Vermont International Sculpture Symposia of 1968 and 1971, the Sculpture on the Highway project, ca. 1971, and to his association with the Vermont Marble Company. Correspondence with artists participating in the Symposia include Karl Prantl, Jasuo Mizui, Herbert Baumann, Erich Reischke, Barna von Sartory, Philip Pavia, Kenneth Campbell, Clement Meadmore, Isaac Witkin, Eduardo Ramirez, James Silva, and Rudolf Uher. Notes and writings include unmailed letters to Aschenbach, ca. 1973-1974, written by his wife, June.
Scope and Contents
Project files, 1968-1975, contain correspondence, notes and writings, printed material, invoices, receipts, mailing lists, reference material, biographical material on participating artists, and photographs for the Vermont International Sculpture Symposia, Danby Sculpture Works, Inc., Danby-Currier Memorial Sculpture Project and other sculpture projects. Printed material, 1957-1978, includes newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, newsletters, and annual reports.
Scope and Contents
Photographs consist of Aschenbach at work, his finished sculptures, and a few personal photographs. Works of art include a variety of Aschenbach's studies and sketches for sculptures, executed in watercolor, pencil, felt pen, woodblock and chalk, and an unbound booklet of anonymous wood engravings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; Vermont. b. 1921; d. 1994. Organized the Vermont International Sculpture Symposium in 1968 and 1971, which supported stone sculpture by several sculptors for installation in rest areas along the Vermont Interstate Highways 89 and 91.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1983 by Paul Aschenbach.

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.
Citation
Paul Aschenbach papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public sculpture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Vermont Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mizui, Jasuo, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baumann, Herbert, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reischke, Erich Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sartory, Barna von Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Campbell, Kenneth, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Witkin, Isaac Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prantl, Karl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vermont Marble Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vermont International Sculpture Symposia (1968) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vermont International Sculpture Symposia (1971) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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