Archives of American Art

Edwin Willard Deming papers

Collection ID:
Deming, Edwin Willard, 1860-1942
[undated] and 1923-1925
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Typescript (photocopy), "The Life of Edwin Willard Deming," possibly by his daughter Alden Deming, undated; a priced list of Deming's works of art; copyprints made from glass slides, including 23 of works of art, and 22 of American Indians and related scenes; a catalog from the Brooklyn Museum exhibition on Deming, "Paintings, Decorations, and Bronzes of American Indians and Animals," 1922; and the publication by Therese O. Deming, "Edwin Willard Deming: His Work," c1925.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, illustrator, sculptor; specialized in depicting American Indians. Since childhood, Deming had a close association with various tribes of American Indians.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1991 by Josephine W. Deming, the widow of Deming's son, Hall.

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Pictorial works Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deming, Therese O. (Therese Osterheld), b. 1874 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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