Collection ID:
Ault, George, 1891-1948
Physical Description:
1.5 Linear feet
(on 3 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; sketchbooks; photographs; record book; printed material and glass negatives.
Scope and Contents
REEL D247: Biographical information; correspondence undated and 1944; critical reviews from magazines; obituary notices; exhibition catalogs, 1908-1963; two sketchbooks, 1906-1908; and photographs of Ault, his family and paintings, including 2 by J.F. Ryder of Ault at one year, and of a Cleveland Art Association exhibition, 1895. Also included are correspondence of Louise (Mrs. George) Ault, 1937-1965, mainly dealing with her efforts to exhibit and sell her husband's work after his death, and her writings on George Ault.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1927: A 48-page record book of sales and gifts of Ault's work, 1913-1980; a biographical sketch; and four letters, 1947-1948, from Ault to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Lawrence about their purchase of his painting, "Bright Lights." Also included are Louise Ault's correspondence concerning donations of her husband's works, 1969-1977; her correspondence with the Whitney Museum, 1977, regarding its exhibition "George Ault: Nocturnes," and a catalog from the exhibition.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3935: Biographical account; a list of works in public collections; typescripts of newspaper reviews; clippings, exhibition catalogs; and 60 photographs (59 with negatives) of works of art.
Scope and Contents
15 glass negatives of Ault's work have not been microfilmed.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York City. Reputation established 1920s.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D247, 1927, and 3935 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Louise Ault. Material on reel 3935 was donated by Syracuse University, George Arents Research Library, who received it from Louise Ault.

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

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryder, J. F. (James Fitzallen), 1826-1904 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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