Jason Schoener papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.schojaso
Creators:
Schoener, Jason
Dates:
1952-1996
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(144 items)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence (143 letters, 1952-1988, many addressed to Jason and Virginia) includes 85 letters from Schoener's uncle, William Zorach and his wife Marguerite, discussing daily events, family matters, and offering advice on Schoener's carreer. There is also a letter from Max Weber thanking Schoener for the handmade cufflinks "that were made by one who loves and creates beauty." Also found is the 1996 publication "An American Artist in World War II: Jason Schoener at Eniwetak" by Nancy Arbuthnot, which recounts the Schoener's experiences and reproduces his paintings from his navy commission during the last year of WWII.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, ceramist, painter, educator; Oakland, California. Born 1919. Schoener graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and also studied at Case Western Reserve, the Art Students League of New York, and Columbia University. He and his wife, Virginia, settled in the San Francisco Bay area in 1953. Schoener was a longtime professor at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. During his Navy service in WWII, Schoener produced a series of watercolors which became the subject of a publication by Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot in 1996. He exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1996 by Jason and Virginia Schoener.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art and war Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American -- Pictorial works Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramicists -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arbuthnot, Nancy Prothro Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schoener, Virginia, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weber, Max, 1881-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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