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Weatherwax, John M. (John Martin), 1900-1984
Dates:
1928-1988
bulk 1931-1933
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.weatjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This small collection of scattered papers of American writer John Weatherwax (1900-1984) dates from 1928 to 1988 (bulk 1931-1933), and measures 0.4 liner feet. The papers document Weatherwax's relationship with Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. In 1931, John Weatherwax approached Rivera to illustrate his English translation of the Mayan story of creation, the Popol Vuh. Rivera agreed and produced twenty-four watercolor illustrations for the text. The papers contain Weatherwax's translation, "Seven Times the Color of Fire", as well as manuscript versions of two short stories he wrote about Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo entitled "The Queen of Montogomery Street" and "Diego". Also found within the collection are correspondence, manuscripts and notes, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Dates:
1771-circa 1879
Size:
0.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.westbenj
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This collection measures 0.3 linear feet and consists of 19 items dated 1771-circa 1879, relating to expatriate painter Benjamin West. West, who settled in London and was renowned for his portraits and his paintings of historical events, was the first internationally known American painter. The collection provides scattered documentation of West's activities including during the time of his appointment as historical painter to King George III, and contains letters from West, artwork including 2 engravings of the artist, 2 pages of West's accounts, and a ticket to a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art.

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Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938
Dates:
1876-1963
bulk 1890-1930
Size:
0.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.dewithom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Thomas Wilmer Dewing and the Dewing family measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1876-1963. Found within the papers are biographical materials on Thomas Dewing; personal correspondence from Dewing, his wife Maria Oakey, and other family members; writings; printed materials; and photographs of Dewing, his family, and his work.

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Carles, Arthur B., 1882-1952
Dates:
1912-1983
Size:
0.92 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.carlarth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Philadelphia painter Arthur B. Carles measure 0.92 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1983. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed materials, and photographs.

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Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916
Dates:
1866-1934
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.eakithom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The letters of Thomas Eakins measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1866 to 1934. They primarily document the period between 1866 and 1869 that he spent studying art in Paris, as well as his career as a portrait artist.

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Creators:
Gerlach, Margarett
Dates:
circa 1892-circa 1915
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.gerlmarg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The photographs and papers of sculptor Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and his pupil and colleague Gustave Gerlach measure 0.8 linear feet and date from circa 1892-circa 1915. The collection documents the work and studio practice of Bitter and Gerlach primarily through photographs and a photograph album, in addition to paper records including a proposal and lists of work completed for two international expositions, news clippings, and two drawings by Bitter on his personal stationary.

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Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978
Dates:
circa 1921-1971
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.schmkath
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and arts advocate Katherine Schmidt measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1921 to 1971. Scattered correspondence, speeches, proposals, meeting minutes, and notes focus primarily on Schmidt's advocacy for federal and state government support of the arts. Printed materials includes exhibition catalogs, clippings, press releases documenting Schmidt's painting career and arts advocacy work. Photographs include portrait photos of Schmidt and photographs of Schmidt's drawings. There are two photographs taken by her first husband Yasuo Kuniyoshi of Schmidt with friends at a party.

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Franz Bader Gallery
Dates:
1952-1992
Size:
1.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.franbade
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Franz Bader Gallery Scrapbooks and Guestbooks measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1952 to 1992. The materials document the gallery's history in Washington D.C., the artists represented by the gallery, and the exhibitions held at the space. Included in the collection are gallery documentation consisting of biographical material about Franz Bader, correspondence relating to Bader and the gallery, printed material regarding exhibitions, photographs of the gallery space, and candid photographs from exhibition openings. The bulk of the collection is made up of gallery guestbooks which hold signatures and notes from gallery patrons, and scrapbooks including printed material related to Franz Bader Gallery's exhibitions, D.C.-based artists the gallery represented, and other gallery events.

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Creators:
Taylor, Betty Blayton, 1937-2016
Dates:
1929-2016
bulk 1970s-2000s
Size:
7.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blaybett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American painter and art administrator Betty Blayton-Taylor measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1929 to 2016, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 2000s. The collection contains biographical material including resumes, awards, family papers, autograph books from her time in school, and mix tapes; correspondence with colleagues, friends, and other artists including Frank Wimberley, Howardina Pindell, and Eugene Grigsby; and writings including artist statements and notes. Also included are files related to the Children's Art Carnival, an arts education organization co-founded by Blayton-Taylor, for which she served as executive director for many years. These files include board and committee files, budget and financial documents, correspondence, and reports. Files related to the Harlem Textile Works, another organization co-founded by Blayton-Taylor, include board and committee files, correspondence, business plans, and reports. The collection also includes material related to professional activities including exhibition files, committee files, consignment and sale agreements, financial documents, and property files; printed material including exhibition announcements, catalogs and programs, newspaper clippings, published books, and recorded conference proceedings; a scrapbook containing primarily clippings, as well as some correspondence and other printed material; and photographic material including photographs, negatives, slides, and digital images.

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Creators:
McWillie, Judith
Dates:
circa 1984-1986
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mcwijudi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The videos and slides on African American folk artists Dilmus Hall, Mary T. Smith, and J.B. Murry measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1984 to 1986. The collection includes recorded interviews conducted by art historian Judith McWillie with the artists about their lives and work, and color slides of Dilmus Hall and Mary T. Smith with their work.

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