Will Henry Stevens papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.stevwill
Creators:
Stevens, Will Henry, 1881-1949
Dates:
1907-1950
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(on 1 partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, 1922-1949, from his daughter Janet, and from Robin Feild, director of Newcomb College School of Art, Kleemann Galleries in New York, fellow Newcomb art instuctor Robert Scott, Curt Valentin, Van Dearing Perrine (an illustrated greeting card and letter), Josef Albers (unsigned), and museums, regarding exhibitions of Steven's work; price lists and shipping invoices regarding exhibitions; a statement by Stevens; two biographical accounts; two sketchbooks and 152 drawings of landscapes, marine life, and non-representational images; printed material, 1907-1950, including clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and a flier (1934) for the Stevens Summer School of Painting, and photographs, 1922-1923, of Stevens, colleagues, art classes, and exhibition installations.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, New Orleans, Louisiana. Studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and in New York with Jonas Lie and Van Dearing Perrine. Taught at Newcomb College Art Dept, New Orleans, 1921-1948. In the 1930s and 1940s, he developed an individualized style of non-objective and abstract painting. Throughout his career he experimented with pigments and manufacturing his own painting materials and was an influential teacher at Tulane.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4704 available at Archives of American Art and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Van Dearing Perrine greeting card is a photocopy.
Existence and Location of Originals
Van Dearing Perrine greeting card: Original retained by the estate.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1989 by Janet McDowell, Stevens' daughter.

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.

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Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Perrine, Van Dearing, 1869-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feild, Robert Durant, 1893-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newcomb College. Art Dept Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kleemann Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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