Ernest William Watson papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.watserne
Creators:
Watson, Ernest William, 1884-1969
Dates:
1949-1965
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.4 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; research materials for a book; a tape recording; manuscripts; photographs; drawings; and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
REEL N70-46: Working mock-up, original drawings, layout, for Watson's book SKETCH DIARY (1965); and other works; plus clippings of articles by him.
Scope and Contents
REEL 64: Correspondence, 1949-1955, arising from Watson's position as editor-in-chief of the magazine AMERICAN ARTIST. Correspondence relates to articles for the magazine; color engraving; controversy between "modern" vs. "conservative" art; awards to watercolorists; gallery fees for exhibiting works of art; and personal matters.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; various manuscripts and other papers relating to SKETCH DIARY; tape recording in which he tells about the establishment of Berkshire Summer School of Art in 1916; preliminary manuscripts of "Getting a Likeness"; photographs; drawings; Christmas cards from other artists; pencil rendering "Temple of Zeus," created as an advertisement for Eldorado pencils; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Illustrator and block printer; New York, N.Y. Founder & editor of American Artist, 1937-1955.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N 70-46 & 64 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel N70-46 (portions): Originals returned to Eve Watson after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel N70-46 lent for microfilming 1970; some drawings and portions of material of sketch diary was subsequently donated 1972 along with unmicrofilmed material by Eve Watson, widow of Watson; material on reel 64 donated 1971 by Norman Kent, editor of American Artist.

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
American Artist Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printing -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- Periodicals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berkshire Summer School of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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