Keith Shaw Williams papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.willkeit
Creators:
Williams, Keith Shaw, 1905-1951
Dates:
1920-1950
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical sketches; 2 National Academy of Design certificates, 1942; correspondence, 1920-1950, with parents, friends and colleagues including F. Luis Mora, Louis Agassiz Fuertes and Chauncey F. Ryder; a journal, 1931-1950, listing sales and exhibitions, and recording his activities and impressions of places and people, such as John Taylor Arms, Ernest David Roth, Chauncey Foster Ryder and Stow Wengenroth; writings about art education, technique and Col. Albert Duane Shaw (with 2 letters to Shaw); printed material, 1939-1949; and 5 photographs, including 2 of Williams and one of a self-portrait.
Scope and Contents
Also included is a scrapbook, 1 v., ca. 1927- 1950, containing exhibition notices, notices of classes taught, clippings, tearsheets, reproductions, and photographs of art work by Williams and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, watercolorist, printmaker; New York, N.Y. Williams was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and trained in art at the National Academy of Design, the summer school of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Art Students League, and in Paris at L'Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. In 1929 he was made director of the art school of the Brooklyn YWCA, and by the 1930s was also an instructor at the Grand Central School of Art, NYC. By the 1930s, he was noted as a portrait painter.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1990 by the William Dolan Fletcher Estate via executor, James J. Gentile, except for the journal and the scrapbook, which were donated 1991 and 1997, respectively, by William Greenbaum, who had purchased them from the Fletcher estate. Fletcher, a priest and art historian, obtained the material while researching Williams. A notebook on Williams' work kept by Fletcher was also donated by Greenbaum, and was placed with the William Dolan Fletcher papers.

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
Painting, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watercolorists -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williams, Keith Shaw, 1905-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roth, Ernest David, 1879-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wengenroth, Stow, 1906-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenbaum, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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