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Creators:
Wood, Beatrice
Dates:
1894-1998
bulk 1930-1990
Size:
26.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.woodbeat
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California ceramicist Beatrice Wood measure 26.6 linear feet and date from 1906 to 1998, with the bulk dating from 1930-1990. There is extensive correspondence with gallery owners, fellow artists, clients, friends, and family. The collection also contains biograpical materials, personal business records, writings, printed materials, photographs, and works of art. Of particular interest are the 28 diaries that Wood maintained from 1916 until her death in 1998 and 42 glazing formula notebooks dating from 1934-1997. Also found are documents of Steven Hoag and Esther Rosencranz, her husband and aunt respectively, that consist of correspondence, business records, and photographs given to the Archives of American Art as part of the Beatrice Wood papers.

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Creators:
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 October 24
Size:
58 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.cunnin64
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Ben Cunningham conducted 1964 October 24, by Harlan Phillips for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009
Dates:
circa 1860-2009
bulk 1940-2009
Size:
35.05 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hammfred
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Los Angeles Abstract Classicist painter and educator Frederick Hammersley measure 35.05 linear feet and date from circa 1860-2009, bulk 1940-2009. The papers contain biographical materials, 32 diaries, family and professional correspondence, personal business and financial records, estate records, writings, graphic design projects, teaching files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and works of art. There is a 0.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes photographs of Hammersley's family, and most significantly for research, a study in pencil and a "model for making cubes," a paper document that can be stored flat and folded into a cube shape.

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Creators:
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977
Dates:
circa 1862-1985
bulk 1890-1985
Size:
20.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.spohclay
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Clay Spohn papers measure 20.4 linear feet and date from circa 1862 to 1985 with the bulk of the material dating from 1890 to 1985. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes and writings, art work, printed material, and photographs which reflect the life and career of painter and educator Clay Spohn.

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Creators:
Obata, Chiura
Dates:
1891-2000
1942-1945
Size:
3.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.obatchiu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Japanese-American artist and educator Chiura Obata measure 3.6 linear feet and date from circa 1891 to 2000 with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains biographical material primarily related to Obata's family's forced relocation from Berkeley to Tanforan detention center and incarceration at the Topaz Relocation center; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings by Chiura Obata and others; material related to the art schools Obata established at Tanforan and Topaz; teaching files and professional activities; exhibition files; printed material, including TREK, and Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata's Art of Internment; photographic material; and sketches and sketchbooks. There is a 1.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes correspondence, writings, subject files and printed material.

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Creators:
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972
Dates:
1926-1975
Size:
6.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bermeuge
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and theatrical set designer Eugene Berman date from 1926-1975 and measure 6.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered letters, primarily postcards, from various colleagues including Juliet and Man Ray and Berman's brother Leonid. There are also notes, scattered artwork, printed material, and extensive photographs, many of Mexico.

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Creators:
Fisher, Ethel, 1923-
Dates:
1930-2017
Size:
12.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fishethe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California and New York painter Ethel Fisher measure 12.5 linear feet and date from 1930 to 2017. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, project files, exhibition files, artists' files, personal business records, printed material, artwork and several sketchbooks, a few sound and video recordings, and photographic material.

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Creators:
Knowles, Joseph, 1869-1942
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Print (etching, platemark 23 x 15 cm.)
Collection ID:
AAA.knowjose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Shows the silhouette of a man on a sailboat, holding a coil of rope.

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Creators:
Castro, Eugenio
Dates:
1999
Size:
3 Photographic prints (col., 21 x 36 cm. and smaller)
Collection ID:
AAA.casteuge
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Chagoya posed in front of a drawing for "Love Letters," a photo mural at the San Francisco International Airport terminal (1999); a panel of the "Love Letters," mural (1999); and Chagoya posed in front of his painting, "Adventures of the Modernist Cannibals" (45"x96" acrylic and oil on Amate paper).

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