Walter Elmer Schofield papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.schowalt
Creators:
Schofield, Walter Elmer, 1867-1944
Dates:
1885-1974
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, printed material and photographs document the career of landscape painter Walter Elmer Schofield.
Scope and Contents
REEL D71: Letters, 1923-1961, are from museums concerning the exhibition or collection of Schofield's work, from his son to the Archives of American Art concerning the acquisition of Schofield's papers, and a letter and biographical sketch from British sculptor Helen Stuart Weir. Photographs, ca. 1890-1937, are of Schofield, including one at a silvermine in Mexico, and 4 with the Royal Artillery and Royal Fusiliers. One shows Schofield with fellow artists John White Alexander, William Merritt Chase, and Sir Alfred East. There are also photographs of Schofield's residence in Suffolk, England, gallery installations, and art works. Business records, 1888-1921, include discharge papers from the San Antonio Rifles, and 3 leases. Printed material, 1902-1945, includes clippings, an exhibition catalog, a membership list for the National Academy of Design, 1902, and a program for a memorial service for Schofield.
Scope and Contents
REEL 5043: Biographical material, 1904-1945, includes a biographical sketch, an award certificate from the Carnegie Institute, and a death certificate. Correspondence, 1892-1974, consists primarily of letters between Schofield and his wife during his sojourns in America. Schofield's letters describe his activities including participation in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and on Carnegie Institute juries, and mention his colleagues including Thomas Anshutz, Alexander Stirling Calder, Henry Caro-Delvaille, Paul Dougherty, Charles Grafly, Robert Henri, William Lathrop, Julius Olsson, Edward Redfield, John Singer Sargent, Charles Shannon, John Sloan, Gardner Symons, Henry Fitch Taylor, John Trask, and Charles Morris Young. There are also one to three letters each from Hugh Henry Breckenridge, Stanhope Forbes, Hayley Lever, and Karl Oberteuffer.
Scope and Contents
Business records, 1903-1937, include receipts for art supplies, the shipment of household goods, financial records for the sale of Reen Cottage,and for an exhibition at Stendahl Art Galleries, and a contract of ownership for the Delph Spinning Company. Notes consist of lecture notes "Art Noon Club Objectives" and a stanza from "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold. Printed material, 1901-1945, consists of clippings, 2 exhibition catalogs, and a reproduction of a wood-engraving of Otley Church. Photographs, 1887-1940, are of Schofield, his wife and sons, members of Schofield's class at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, classes taught by Schofield, members of his military units, his residences in Suffolk and Cornwall, England, gallery installations, and works of art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter. Born Philadelphia, Pa., Schofield studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and, in 1890, at the Academie Julian. After marrying Murielle Redmayne in 1897, he established his residence in England, making frequent trips to the United States to conduct his art-related business. He was primarily known as a landscape and marine painter.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D71 and 5043 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel D71 donated 1961 by Sydney Schofield, Walter Schofield's son. Material on reel 5043 donated by Mrs. S.E. Schofield through the Brandywine River Museum, 1986.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Impressionism (Art) -- England Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Alexander, John White, 1856-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caro-Delvaille, Henry, 1876-1928 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dougherty, Paul, 1877-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
East, Alfred, Sir, 1849-1913 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lathrop, William Langson, 1859-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Olsson, Julius, 1864-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shannon, Charles Hazelwood, 1863-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sloan, John, 1871-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Symons, George Gardner, 1861-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Henry Fitch, 1853-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trask, John E. D., 1871-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Young, Charles Morris, 1869-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry), 1870-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forbes, Stanhope Alexander, 1857-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lever, Hayley, 1876-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oberteuffer, Karl A. (Karl Amiard), 1908-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carnegie Institute Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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