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Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014

Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Subject:
Helser, Carrie Carlton  Search this
De Patta, Margaret  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Dean, Mallette  Search this
Neuhaus, Eugen  Search this
Smith, Judson Dejonge  Search this
Nichols, Dale  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Prints
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10811
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214545
AAA_collcode_carlbren
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Brents Carlton doing finishing work on his sculpture Polynesian boy

Photographer:
Bigelow, Marvyn Jay  Search this
Subject:
Carlton, Brents  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1938 Oct.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11872
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Brents Carlton papers

Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
De Patta, Margaret, 1903-1964  Search this
Dean, Mallette, 1907-  Search this
Helser, Carrie Carlton  Search this
Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963  Search this
Nichols, Dale, 1904-  Search this
Smith, Judson, 1880-1962  Search this
Extent:
4.7 Linear feet
0.528 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Date:
1903-2014
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and painter Brents Carlton measure 4.7 linear feet and 0.528 GB and date from 1903 through 2014. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, notes, a scrapbook, exhibition files, art work, photographs, digital photographs, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and painter Brents Carlton measure 4.7 linear feet and 0.528 GB and date from 1903 through 2014. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, notes, a scrapbook, exhibition files, art work, photographs, digital photographs, and printed material.

Biographical materials include several autobiographical accounts, school-related materials, a student card from the Art Students' League, and other identification cards.

Correspondence consists primarily of letters from family members and colleagues, including letters from Victor Arnautoff, H. Mallette Dean, Margaret De Patta, Eugen Neuhaus, Dale Nichols, and Judson T. Smith.

Personal business records include bank passbooks, pharmacy licensing records, receipts, income tax records, and ledgers of income, expenses, and art work sold.

Notes consists of Brents Carlton's address book, notebooks, and meeting minutes, as well as notes written by his daughter Carrie Carlton Helser.

There is one scrapbook. Exhibition files include correspondence, notes, photographs, and printed material related to the Golden Gate International Exhibition and other shows. There are also sketches, drawings, and prints by Carlton in the artwork series.

Photographic material includes an album, slides, negatives, and prints depicting Brents Carlton and his artwork, friends, family, and studios.

Printed material includes magazines, brochures, catalogs, and clippings.

A 2015 addition to the Brents Carlton papers includes additional biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, photographic material, and printed material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Series 10 consists of a 2015 addition to the papers that was not integrated into the other series, although there are similar types of materials.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1921-1944 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1987 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 1, 6)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1924-1959 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Notes, circa 1923-2009 (0.1 linear feet; Boxes 1, 6, 0.013 GB; ER01)

Series 5: Scrapbook, 1928-1962 (0.2 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1927-1983 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OV 8)

Series 7: Art Work, 1924-1962 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, 6, OV 8)

Series 8: Photographs, 1923-circa 1960 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 6-7)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1923-2012 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 10: 2015 Addition to the Brents Carlton Papers, 1903-2014 (2.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-5, 7, 0.515 GB; ER02-ER03)
Biographical / Historical:
Brents Carlton was a sculptor and painter who worked primarily in San Francisco, California.

Brents Carlton was born on October 31, 1903, in Roswell, New Mexico; his family later moved to Arkansas. In 1924, Carlton moved to San Francisco to attend the California School of Fine Arts for four years. From 1928 to 1929, he studied under a scholarship at the Art Students' League in New York, after which he returned to San Francisco and established his own studio at Polk Street. In order to support his family, Carlton was also employed as a pharmacist for 30 years.

In 1937, Carlton moved to a studio on Montgomery Street. In 1938, Carlton was commissioned to create four of his most notable works for the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940) on Treasure Island: two large cast concrete figures for the Fountain of Western Waters at the Court of Pacifica, and two 18-foot bas-relief figures for the fa├žade of the California State Building. He married Jessie Bosworth in 1939 and they had a daughter Carrie.

In the mid-1940s, Carlton relocated to a new studio above the pharmacy on Mission Street, where he worked. Due to failing health in the late 1950s, Carlton switched from sculpture to painting. Brents Carlton died of cancer on September 6, 1962 in San Francisco. His works have been exhibited in the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Oakland Art Gallery, and the San Francisco Museum.
Provenance:
The Brents Carlton papers were donated by the artist's daughter Carrie Carlton Helser in 1991 and 2015.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- California  Search this
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren
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Carrie Carlton Helser's Notes and Research on Brents Carlton Polo Club Frescoes

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
Includes born-digital records, see ER01.
Container:
Box 1, Folder 51
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-2009
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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2015 Addition to the Brents Carlton Papers

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet (Boxes 2-5, 7)
0.515 Gigabytes (ER02-ER03)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1903-2014
Scope and Contents:
A 2015 addition to the Brents Carlton papers also includes biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, exhibition files, and photographic material.
Arrangement:
This series is arranged as 6 subseries:

10.1: Biographical Material, 1903-circa 2012

10.2: Correspondence, 1924-2009

10.3: Personal Business Records, circa 1929-2014

10.4: Exhibition Files, 1937-1991

10.5: Photographic Material, circa 1920-circa 2002

10.6: Printed Material, 1938-1995
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren, Series 10
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Boston Museum of Fine Arts Object List of Brents Carlton Art

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
Includes born-digital records, see ER02.
Container:
Box 2, Folder 58
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2004
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Miscellaneous Negatives and Scans of Artwork

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
Includes born-digital materials, see ER03.
Container:
Box 5, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1990-circa 2002
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Notes

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Boxes 1, 6)
0.013 Gigabytes (ER01)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
circa 1923-2009
Scope and Contents note:
Notes consist of an address book, notebooks recording friends' names and art media, minutes of meetings, and miscellaneous notes by Brents Carlton, in addition to one folder of notes by his daughter Carrie Carlton Helser on the subject of some murals he created for the Polo Club.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren, Series 4
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Brents Carlton Polo Club Frescoes, Digital Photographs

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.013 Gigabytes (Four computer files)
Container:
Folder ER01
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2008
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Digital Photographs (2004)

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.003 Gigabytes (25 computer files)
Container:
Folder ER02
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2019
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Digital Photographs (2003-2012)

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.515 Gigabytes (97 computer files)
Container:
Folder ER03
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2019
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923-2012
Scope and Contents note:
Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition catalogs, brochures, and miscellaneous printed items.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren, Series 9
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Archives of American Art
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921-1944
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material consists of several autobiographical accounts, school-related material and miscellaneous identification cards.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren, Series 1
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Boxes 1, 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1922-1987
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence consists primarily of letters and greeting cards from family members and at least one letter each from colleagues including Victor Arnautoff, Margaret De Patta, Eugen Neuhaus, and Judson T. Smith. Letters are also found in the scrapbook filed in Series 5.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren, Series 2
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Personal Business Records

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1959
Scope and Contents note:
Personal business records consist of bank passbooks, pharmacy licensing records, ledgers of income and expenses, a ledger of art work sold, receipts for school, art sales, shipping, rent, utilities, and supplies, and income tax records.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren, Series 3
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Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1962
Scope and Contents note:
The scrapbook contains clippings, including Carlton's obituary, an exhibition catalog, and 14 letters from colleagues including Eugen Neuhaus and Dale Nichols.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren, Series 5
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Exhibition Files

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 1, OV 8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1983
Scope and Contents note:
Letters, notes, receipts, photographs, and printed material relating to Carlton's participation in exhibitions at art organizations and galleries.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren, Series 6
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Art Work

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Boxes 1, 6, OV 8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1962
Scope and Contents note:
Art work by Carlton consists of 2 sketchbooks, drawings, prints, a tempera sketch, and Christmas cards. Art work by others includes woodcuts by H. Mallette Dean and a portrait drawing of Carlton by Victor Arnautoff.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren, Series 7
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2, 6-7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923-circa 1960
Scope and Contents:
Photographs are of Carlton, his family, friends, colleagues, studios, classrooms, and art work. There are also photographs of art work by others including Victor Arnautoff and Margaret De Patta.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlbren, Series 8
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Photographs of Carlton with Friends and Colleagues including Victor Arnautoff

Collection Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1941, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Brents Carlton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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