Archives of American Art

John Sloan letters and sketch

Collection ID:
Sloan, John, 1871-1951
Physical Description:
4 Items
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters and sketch.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3472 (fr. 30-36): A crayon sketch by Sloan on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 1909, signed by other guests Mary Fanton Roberts, Robert and Marjorie Henri, John Butler Yeats, Dolly and Eleanor Sloan, and others.
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REEL 3472 (fr. 37-42): Letter to William Woodward, June 24, 1935, soliciting money for the Artists and Writers Dinner Club, to help keep the club open to feed artists in need.
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REEL 3472 (fr. 43-50): An illustrated letter to Mr. [John] Kraushaar, July 5, 1919, written from Omaha, Nebraska, en route to Santa Fe, N.M. He writes that he has done "so much setting still in the car, that I'll be glad to try the feel of a brush."
Scope and Contents
REEL 4391: A letter to "Nat & Estelle," written from New York. Sloan thanks them for their gift of fruit, comments on his etching as a respite from "painting problems which are so many!", the opening and small membership of the 17th annual exhibition of the Independents, and the negative reaction to Diego Rivera's "new Detroit murals," which Sloan finds "magnificent."
Scope and Contents
UNFILMED: A letter to an unidentified recipient, dated Feb. 1915. Sloan invites an order for some of his prints, and encloses a pamphlet listing prices and showing reproductions of several of his etchings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker, illustrator, teacher; New York, N.Y. and Santa Fe, N.M. Member of "The Eight."
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York, N.Y.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3472 and 4391 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Letter on reel 3472 (fr. 30-36) donated 1976 by Charles Feinberg, a collector of American art and friend of AAA. Letter reel 3472 (fr. 37-42) donated 1976 by George E. Jordan. Letters on reels 3472 (fr. 43-50) and reel 4391 provenance unknown.

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
John Sloan papers, also located at: Helen Farr Sloan Library, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, De.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mural painting and decoration -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kraushaar, John F., 1871-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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