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Creator:
Watson, Forbes, 1879-1960  Search this
Subject:
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Watson, Nan  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
Glackens, Ira  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright  Search this
Brancusi, Constantin  Search this
Pène Du Bois, Guy  Search this
Shimin, Symeon  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene)  Search this
Genthe, Arnold  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Klonis, Stewart  Search this
Matisse, Henri  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Coleman, Glenn O.  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Morgenthau, Henry  Search this
Tucker, Allen  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino Gino  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Red Cross  Search this
Pepsi-Cola Company  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
13.92 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The papers of New York City art critic, writer, and lecturer Forbes Watson date from 1840-1967, with the bulk of materials dating from 1900-1960, and measure 13.92 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, business records relating to the Arts Publishing Corporation, records documenting Watson's work for the Public Works of Art Project and the Section of Painting and Sculpture, reference files, an exhibition file from the Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition, writings and notes, ten scrapbooks and loose pages, printed materials, and photographs.
Citation:
Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Forbes Watson (1879-1960) was an art critic, lecturer, and administrator from New York, New York.
Provenance:
The Forbes Watson papers were donated by Watson's widow, Nan Watson, in 1961. An additonal folder of material donated 2018 by the Museum of Modern Art via Michelle Elligott, Chief of Archives, Library and Research.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art critics  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art and state  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art publishing  Search this
Authors  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11027
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211525
AAA_collcode_watsforb
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211525