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Miniature Painters Exhibition

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
F7 contains one additional photograph of this exhibit.

The Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers Society of Washington, Thirtieth Annual Exhibition, at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the National Museum of American Art, galley in the Natural History Building, May 5-24,1963. The photograph provides a general view, with exhibits displayed in wall and floor cases.

Seven Montreal Painters

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Poster promoting exhibition "Seven Montreal Painters" at the Hayden Gallery, Massachussettes Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachussettes.

The Washington Society of Landscape Painters journal

Archives of American Art
Manuscript : 102 p. : handwritten, ill. ; 26 x 21 cm.

Illustrated journal shared by members of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters.

Hopi Pottery Painters

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Modern Painters...King Penguins

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Mural painters in World's Fair film

Archives of American Art
1 note : handwritten ; 18 x 14 cm. Title derived from written title at top of first page.
Lists artists who created murals pictured in Meiere's film of art at the World's Fair. Note is presumed to have been written around the same time as the film was made.
Film is cataloged separately as item 16800. This item should be viewed with item 16800.

Famous American women painters / by Arthur Hoeber

Smithsonian Libraries
Issued as v. 2, no. 3 (March 16, 1914) of The Mentor.

Also available online.

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Painters Working in the Natural History Building

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See also SIA2009-1791 and SIA2009-1792

Painters sitting boards on top of wooden scaffolding, painting the ceiling of a wing of the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, building soon after it was finished being built. Exhibit cases are beneath the painters.

Painters Working in the Natural History Building

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See also SIA2009-1790 and SIA2009-1792

Painters sitting boards on top of wooden scaffolding painting the ceiling of a wing of the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, building soon after it was finished being built. Exhibit cases are beneath the painters. This view is from the floor looking up.

Bridge Painters, Paducah, McCracken County, KY

Smithsonian American Art Museum

7 Younger Painters exhibition poster

Archives of American Art
1 poster : ill. ; 55 x 35 cm. Poster advertising the exhibition 7 Younger Painters at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, Chapel and York Streets, New Haven, Connecticut, Nov. 16 through Dec. 4, 1964.

The exhibition included the artists: Tony Vevers, Christopher Lane, Jay Milder, Bob Thompson, James hennessey, Peter Hooven and Philip Wofford.

Opening of "European Painters Today" Exhibition

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 68195.

Digital contact sheet available.

Opening of "European Painters Today" exhibition at National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with NCFA Director David W. Scott.

Opening of "European Painters Today" Exhibition

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 68196.

Digital contact sheet available.

Opening of "European Painters Today" exhibition at National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with NCFA Director David W. Scott.

Stage Design: Painters' Elevation, for Othello

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Scale elevation, columned structure with penants and winged lion holding a cross. Penciled notations.

American painters of yesterday and today, by Frederic Fairchild Sherman

Smithsonian Libraries
"Five hundred copies printed during the month of August, MCMXIX."

Painters working in the Natural History Building, 1912

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See also SIA2009-1790 and SIA2009-1791

Painters sitting on scaffolding in one the ranges on the first floor of the Natural History Building. The painters were painting the ceiling of a wing of the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, building soon after it was finished being built.The image was taken by then Director Richard Rathbun. There are about 18 men sitting on the scaffolding, wearing painting uniforms and some are holding brushes in the air. Four men are standing on the floor of the range. Wooden exhibit cases line the hall and some are filled with artifacts.

Two Painters [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Negative marked: 71.

Deteriorated nitrate negative.

"Russell Cheney, 1881-1945: A Record of his Work with notes by F. O. Matthiessen," New York: Oxford University Press, 1947.

Black-and-white study print (8x10).

Orig. negative: 8x10, Nitrate, BW.

copy 1 negative: 8x10, Safety, BW.

Ten American painters: the first exhibition, catalogue of the pictures

Archives of American Art
Exhibition Catalog : 53 p. : ill. ; 14 x 7 cm. Catalog for the Ten American Painters' first exhibition, held at Durand-Ruel's New York galleries March 1st through April 16th, 1898. The Ten included Frank W. Benson, Joseph R. DeCamp, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Childe Hassam, Willard L. Metcalf, Robert Reid, Edward Simmons, Edmund C. Tarbell, J. H. Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir.
Catalog lists the painting titles grouped by artist, with one small monotone reproduction for each of the ten.
Colophon: This little book, modelled after Les Collections Guillaume was made for Ten American Painters at 139 Fifth Avenue, New York.

Association of American Painters and Sculptors meeting minutes

Archives of American Art
Note : 11 p. : handwritten ; 26 x 21 cm. Minutes taken by Kuhn (handwritten and typewritten), secretary for the Association, for two meetings, one on Dec. 19, 1911 and the other on Jan. 2 1912.
On the first page Kuhn gives a brief summary of a meeting on Dec. 14, 1911, at which the Association was founded by Henry Fitch Taylor, Jerome Myers, Elmer L. MacRae and Kuhn.

Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950's

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Website including an essay and photos/portraits of post-World-War-II avant garde artists in the Beat Generation, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Black Mountain poets, and the New York School poets, who were united under a common feeling of embattlement rather than a poetic style.

The British Employed Official War Painters in Both World Wars

Smithsonian Magazine

Before war photographers and documentarians, before even war posters and fliers, there were war painters. In fact, the British government had an entire board called the War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC), and between 1939 and 1945 that committee purchased about 6,000 pieces of art from over 400 artists. 

The National Maritime Museum blog explains:

The War Artists Advisory Committee  (WAAC), led by the National Gallery’s Director Sir Kenneth Clark, was set up by the Ministry of Information in 1939 in light of the significant role played by British artists in the First World War. Its purpose was to commission art in ways that could usefully serve the war effort through documenting the conflict, raising morale and promoting national culture. The works of art were to be displayed at the National Gallery, tour the UK and even overseas, and accordingly received considerable attention in the Press.

The National Maritime Museum is gearing up to display some of these paintings in an upcoming exhibit called “War Artists at Sea.” The majority of the paintings they’ll show are from the Second World War, but some of the artists worked during World War I, as well. During World War II, a man named Eric Newton wrote an intro for a catalogue of “War Pictures by British Artists” in which he wonders how the future might remember the true feeling of war:

Photographs will add a little visual information but how flavourless and how tantalisingly incomplete it will be. The newspapers will record the numbers of prisoners taken and the names of the towns captured, the questions asked in parliament and the amount of butter consumable per head per week. The photographs will show the shape of a Spitfire or the outward aspect of a house destroyed by bombs; but who is to hand on to future generations the tension and excitement, the weariness and laughter, the speed and power of to-days war?

In the days before our minds were drugged with “news” and our eyes blunted by photography such questions would have been merely rhetorical. The answer would have been “the artist, of course.”

Perhaps today’s governments should employ some war painters to capture the whirr of drones and hum of Humvees. 

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