[Faculty from the John Wicker School of Art in Detroit] [motion picture]
Footage taken by Blower, who was a student at the John Wicker School of Art, of faculty members including John P. Wicker himself and Sarkis Sarkisian.
George Bowden letters
Typewritten transcripts of four letters sent to artist's stationer George Bowden. Three are from the artist John R. Robertson, and are dated: Oct. 25, 1864; Feb. 28, 1865; and Dec. 2, 1868; and are sent from Paris, London, and New York. The fourth is a letter from John McDouall Stuart to George Bowden, dated Oct. 11 '64. Also …
Ernest Briggs papers
The papers of painter Ernest Briggs measure 2.4 linear feet and date from circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1983. The collection documents the life and career of this second generation abstract expressionist through biographical material; correspondence with artists and critics; writings and five diaries that chronicle the changing art world from 1950s-1970s; personal business records; printed material; and a significant amount of photographic material documenting the artist and his work.
Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers
The papers of painter and muralist Daniel Putnam Brinley and his wife, linguist and writer Kathrine Sanger Brinley, date from 1879 to 1984 and measure 14.3 linear feet. The Brinleys' careers and lives are documented in biographical materials, as well as extensive correspondence with one another, family, friends, art galleries, organizations, publishers, and others. Also found within the papers are writings by both, including 16 diaries (1 by Daniel Putnam Brinley and the rest by Kathrine), essays, manuscripts, typescripts, notes and notebooks, poetry, and various other writings. There are mural commission files, files for organizations of which the Brinleys were members, financial and legal records, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material. Also found are photographs of the Brinleys, family, friends, travels, and artwork, and six sketchbooks and original artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley.
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Jack Brogan papers
The papers of technical artist, fabricator, and conservator Jack Brogan measure 4.25 linear feet and date from 1968 to 2016 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1971 to 2009. The collection documents Brogan's collaboration with many artists associated with Southern California Light and Space art to help realize their ideas. Papers include biographical material, project files, printed material, photographic material, and artwork. There is a 2.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes files related to projects with Robert Irwin, Tony DeLap, Robert Therrien, Philip Aziz, Peter Alexander, Roy Lichtenstein, Lita Albuquerque and others. Some files relate to repairs to work by Lynda Benglis, Larry Bell, John McCracken, Hal Metzer. Several files relate to projects Brogan worked on for churches and synagogues, including First Baptiste Church, Pomona, California. Many contain multiple original drawings, sketches, and notes by artists. Material dates from 1973-2014.
Selected art related letters from the James Buchanan papers
REEL P20: Correspondence, March 29, 1837-Jan. 17, 1867, including letters to Buchanan from Henry Dexter, Luigi Persico, George Washington Conarroe, John Sartain, Jacob Eichholtz, George P. A. Healy, and Rembrandt Peale, and one copy of a letter to Healy.
John Henderson papers
A warrant, Sept. 19, 1777, to John Henderson from Benjamin Flower, Commanding General, appointing Henderson as superintendent for all painting and drawing required by the service; papers and bills regarding decorative and other paintings for Army and others during Revolution, 1777-1782; and an order for linseed oil for Army use, Nov. 3, 1778, from Jonathan …