A Finding Aid to the Edward Dugmore Papers,
1937-1993
, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dugmedwa
Creators:
Dugmore, Edward, 1915-
Dates:
1937-1993
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of painter and instructor Edward Dugmore measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1937-1993. Found within this small collection are biographical materials, scattered business and financial records, notes, a file concerning the Drake University Summer Session, printed material, and photographs. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence exchanged with art critic Hubert Crehan and artist colleagues including George Abend, Ernie Briggs, Herman Cherry, Lucien Day, Harvey Harris, Reuben Kadish, Mary Fuller McChesney, and Clyfford Still.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
The papers of painter and instructor Edward Dugmore measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1937-1993. Found within this small collection are biographical materials, scattered business and financial records, notes, a file concerning the Drake University Summer Session, printed material, and photographs. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence exchanged with art critic Hubert Crehan and artist colleagues including George Abend, Ernie Briggs, Herman Cherry, Lucien Day, Harvey Harris, Reuben Kadish, Mary Fuller McChesney, and Clyfford Still.
Printed materials include clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and press releases. Photographs are of artwork, Dugmore, and colleagues, including Lewin Alcopley, Anne Arnold, Warren Brandt, Ernest Briggs, Herman Cherry, Hubert Crehan, Lucien Day, Rosalyn Drexler, John Grillo, John Hultberg, Reuben Kadish, Aristodemus Kaldis, Kyle Morris, Stephen and Pam Pace, Charles Pollock, Peter Voulkos, and Hugo Weber.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into 7 series:
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, 1948-1993 (Box 1; 3 folders)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1943-1992 (Box 1, 2; 1.5 linear feet)
  • Series 3: Business Records, circa 1951-1972 (Box 2; 2 folders)
  • Series 4: Notes, circa 1969-1980 (Box 2; 1 folder)
  • Series 5: Drake University Summer Session File, 1972-1973(Box 2; 5 folders)
  • Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1937-1993 (Box 2; 25 folders)
  • Series 7: Photographs, circa 1960-1983 (Box 2; 9 folders)

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Edward Dugmore (1915-1996) was a painter and arts instructor working in New York, San Francisco, Illinois, and Maryland.
Edward Dugmore was born in 1915 in Hartford Connecticutt, the son of Walter and Ellen Spragg Dugmore. Dugmore received a four year scholarship to study painting at Hartford Art School from 1934 to 1938. In 1938, he also married Edith Oslund. He briefly studied lithography and etching under Thomas Hart Benton at the Kansas City (Missouri) Art Institute in 1941. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, he returned to New York City. From 1946 to 1948, he taught painting and drawing at St. Joseph's College in West Hartford, Connecticut.
In 1948, Dugmore moved to San Francisco and began two year's study of art under the G.I. Bill at the California School of Fine Arts, were he befriended Clyfford Still and Ernest Briggs. He co-founded the artists' collaborative Metart Gallery, where he had his first solo exhibition in 1950.
From 1951 to 1952, Dugmore studied at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, earning a master's degree in fine arts. In 1952, he moved back to New York City where he had solo exhibitions at the Stable Gallery over the following three years. He also had solo exhibitions at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York and Cleveland during the 1960s.
Between 1961 and 1962, Dugmore was Visiting Artist at the University of Southern Illinois, and in 1970, he was Visiting Artist at the Des Moines Art Center and Drake University. From 1964 to 1974, he taught painting and drawing part time at the Pratt Institute, and in 1965, he was Artist-in-Residence at the Montana Institute of Fine Arts, sponsored by a Ford Foundation Grant. From 1973 to 1982, he taught part time at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dugmore's paintings are in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Walker Art Center, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Edward Dugmore died in 1996 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed in June 2006 by Jean Fitzgerald.
Author
Jean Fitzgerald
Provenance
The Edward Dugmore papers were donated in several increments between 1980 to 1993 by the artist.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Edward Dugmore papers, 1937-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Edward Dugmore papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Related Material
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art is a transcribed oral history interview with Edward Dugmore conducted by Tram Combs in 1994.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Day, Lucien B., 1916- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drake University Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cherry, Herman Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crehan, Hubert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grillo, John, 1917- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hultberg, John, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drexler, Rosalyn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McChesney, Mary Fuller Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morris, Kyle Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kaldis, Aristodimos, 1899-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pollock, Charles C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pace, Pam Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pace, Stephen, 1918- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weber, Hugo, 1918-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Copley, Alfred L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Briggs, Ernest, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harris, Harvey, 1915-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brandt, Warren, 1918- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arnold, Anne, 1926- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abend, George Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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