Marcia M. Mathews papers relating to Henry Ossawa Tanner

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mathmarc
Creators:
Mathews, Marcia M.
Dates:
1937-1969
bulk, 1963-1969
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
54 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Marcia M. Mathews papers relating to Henry Ossawa Tanner consist of 54 items and date from 1937 to 1969, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1963 to 1969. The collection primarily consists of correspondence preceding Mathew's 1969 book Henry O. Tanner, American Artist and related printed material.
REEL 64: 26 letters, January 21, 1966 through March 5, 1968, to Mathews from Jesse O. Tanner, son of Henry Ossawa Tanner, conveying information about his father and particular art works; as well as a letter from Edith D. [Mrs. William] Glackens, August 7, 1937, to Charles C. Tough, Jesse O. Tanner's uncle, advising with regard to Tough's plans of selling Henry O. Tanner's paintings. Also included is a biographical questionnaire completed by Henry O. Tanner for the Art League Publishing Company.
REEL 3268: 23 letters to Mathews regarding her book and exhibitions of Tanner's work; and printed material, 1968-1969. Correspondents include Jesse O. Tanner, Erwin S. Barrie, Romare H. Bearden, George Biddle, Mrs. Samuel M. Bryant, Benjamin Mays, James A. Porter, and Warren Robbins.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marcia M. Mathews is a writer and art historian in Durham, North Carolina.
Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) was an African American painter born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who spent much of his life in Paris, France. His work often depicts biblical scenes. Tanner trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins. In 1891, Tanner traveled to Europe and settled in Paris, where he remained for the rest of his life.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 64 and 3268 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1969 and 1976 by Marcia Mathews.

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.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Henry Ossawa Tanner papers, 1860s-1978; the Henry O. Tanner letters to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1885-1909; and the Alexander family papers relating to Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1912-1985. The Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library holds the Henry Ossawa Tanner collection, 1907-1937.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art historians -- North Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glackens, Edith Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tough, Charles C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tanner, Jesse O., 1903- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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