Bertha Fanning Taylor papers
The papers of painter, art critic, and educator Bertha Fanning Taylor measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1971. The papers document the period of time between the two World Wars when Taylor worked in France and her later activities as a teacher at the Norfolk Division of William and Mary College. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, printed material, and typescripts of two autobiographies. Two scrapbooks contain articles Taylor wrote as assistant art critic for the Paris edition of the New York Herald and scattered additional printed material.
William Anderson Coffin papers
The papers of New York painter and art critic William Anderson Coffin date from 1886-1924 and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence, project files for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artist's Committee of One Hundred, and the exhibition of works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, three additional scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.
Research material on Amedeo Modigliani
Research material on Amedeo Modigliani, circa 1920-1962, measures 2.1 linear feet and was compiled by art critic Alberto G. d'Atri for his unpublished work, "La Vie et l'Oeuvre de Modigliani Amedeo, 12 Juillet 1884 - 24 Janvier 1920 par Alberto G. d'Atri," circa 1950-1956. Found is Modigliani's death certificate, correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, reproductions, extensive photographs of artwork, and a register of Modigliani's works of art.
Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell
The Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell measure 0.2 linear feet and are comprised of 20 items that date from 1921-1923 and 1964. The item dating from 1964 is a typescript of a letter fragment. Included are 17 letters and letter fragments written by Morgan Russell in 1923 to Jean Gabriel Lemoine, art critic for L'Echo de Paris. In these letters Russell explains his art and the Synchromism style that he developed with Stanton MacDonald-Wright. Also found are a one page list naming ten paintings in his studio, an article by Lemoine about Russell, and a typed extract about Russell from La Peinture Abstraite by Michel Senghor.
Frances Cranmer Greenman papers
The scattered papers of portrait artist Frances Cranmer Greenman measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1957. Found are letters from artists, collectors, and the subjects of her paintings; photographs of works of art and of Greenman; sketches and a sketchbook; and a draft manuscript of Greenman's autobiography Higher Than the Sky.
Louise Bruner papers
Donated in 1980 by Louise Bruner, art critic for the Toledo Blade. Correspondence, subject files, printed materials, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and photographs.
Earl Shinn letters and diary from the collection at Swarthmore College
Letters to and from Earl Shinn describing his life as an art student in Paris, and the Philadelphia art scene. Correspondents include Thomas Eakins, William Trost Richards, William Merrit Chase and others. An undated diary records a journey to France.
Michèle Cone papers
The papers of art historian and critic Michèle Cone measure 8.5 linear feet and date from circa 1970 to 2020, with the bulk from 1980-2010. The collection documents Cone's work as a professional critic, educator, and scholar through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, recorded interviews, research files, project files, photographic material, and …
Charles Henry Caffin papers
The scattered papers of art critic and writer Charles Henry Caffin measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Found within the papers are an interview transcript, two letters, printed materials, one scrapbook, and family photographs dating from circa 1883 to circa 1911, many by noted photographers Arnold Genthe, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. The scrapbook contains Caffin's columns for the New York American, 1913-1915.
Oral history interview with Frances Higgins
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
An interview of Frances Higgins conducted 2003 November 8, by Glenn Adamson, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Riverside Illinois.