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Audubon Artists constitution and by-laws and roll of membership

Creator:
Audubon Artists  Search this
Subject:
Audubon Artists  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1946
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17328
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Audubon Artists records, 1944-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Audubon Artists

Collection Creator:
Presser, Josef, 1906-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1962
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 Josef Presser and Agnes Hart 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:
Josef Presser and Agnes Hart papers, 1913-1980, bulk 1940-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Audubon Artists, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Hans Hofmann 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. Authotization to quote or reproduce, for purposes of publication, the 1998 May 27 interview of Max Spoerri by Tina Dickey requires written permission from Max Spoerri.
Collection Citation:
Hans Hofmann papers, circa 1904-2011, bulk 1945-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Audubon Artists records, 1944-2001

Creator:
Audubon Artists  Search this
Subject:
Gary, Jan  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Engel, Michael M.  Search this
Freeman, Mark  Search this
Whitaker, Frederic  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Domareki, Joseph  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum  Search this
Meyerowitz, William  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Disney, Walt  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow  Search this
McKay, Renee  Search this
Young, Stark  Search this
Facci, Domenico Aurelio  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8438
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210612
AAA_collcode_auduarti
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210612
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Audubon Artists records

Creator:
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Disney, Walt, 1901-1966  Search this
Domareki, Joseph  Search this
Engel, Michael M., 1896-1969  Search this
Facci, Domenico, 1916-1994  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Freeman, Mark, 1908-  Search this
Gary, Jan  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
McKay, Renee  Search this
Meyerowitz, William, 1887-1981  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow, 1906-  Search this
Whitaker, Frederic  Search this
Young, Stark, 1881-1963  Search this
Extent:
6.7 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1944-2001
Summary:
The records of New York based Audubon Artists, a national exhibiting organization of painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, measure 6.7 linear feet and date from 1944-2001. The collection documents the organization's adoption of its constitution and first major expansion in the mid-1940s, and its subsequent growth to the present day. The records include correspondence with artist members, administrative files, exhibition files, financial records, printed material including an almost complete run of annual exhibition catalogs and prospectuses, and photographs of artwork, juries, and other groups involved in the annual exhibitions from the 1970s to 1999.
Scope and Contents:
The records of New York based Audubon Artists, a national exhibiting organization of painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, measure 6.7 linear feet and date from 1944-2001. The collection documents the organization's adoption of its constitution and first major expansion in the mid-1940s, and its subsequent growth to the present day. The records include correspondence with artist members, administrative files, exhibition files, financial records, printed material including an almost complete run of annual exhibition catalogs and prospectuses, and photographs of artwork, juries, and other groups involved in the annual exhibitions from the 1970s to 1999.

Administration and correspondence files document all aspects of the organization's activities and include founding documents; records of individual officers including presidents Domenico Facci, Joseph Domareki, Mark Freeman, Hughie Lee-Smith, Renee McKay and Frederic Whitaker, and historians Michael Engel and Jan Gary; correspondence with members and prospective members including artists such as John Taylor Arms, Thomas Hart Benton, Peter Blume, Stuart Davis, Walt Disney, Lyonel Feininger, Malvina Hoffman, William Meyerowitz, Henry Varnum Poor, Stow Wengenroth, and Stark Young; agenda, meeting minutes and reports to the Executive Board; and the correspondence and related records of various committees.

Exhibition files document a variety of activities related to exhibition planning, and include correspondence, entry forms, information on juries and awards, and lists of selected artwork and award winners.

Financial records include scattered treasurer correspondence and notes, records of bills paid, and some reports, investment and tax records from the 1960s-1990s.

Printed material includes an early brochure issued in 1944, and a brochure on the organization's history by Jan Gary, as well as annual exhibition catalogs and/or prospectuses from 1944 to 2000.

Photographic material consists of copy prints and negatives of photographic material used in the annual exhibition catalogs, including photos of artwork, juries and scattered exhibition installations.
Arrangement:
Before processing, much of the collection was unsorted, and there was little indication of original record keeping practices for a large portion of the material. Some of the earlier material from the 1940s had been sorted by name or activity and where possible this arrangement has been maintained. Researcherss should be aware, however, that similar types of material such as correspondence, financial, and administrative records, can be found in various places throughout the collection, particularly throughout Series 1. The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Administration and Correspondence Files, 1944-2000 (2.43 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, OV 8)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1944-1999 (0.67 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 3: Financial Records, 1962-1999 (0.5 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1944-2001 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 4-6)

Series 5: Photographic Material, circa 1969-1999 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 6-8)
Biographical / Historical:
Audubon Artists, a national exhibiting society of painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, was founded in New York, New York, in 1940. The organization took its name from the homestead of John James Audubon where it met in December, 1941, to discuss a less regional name than the one it had initially adopted: Professional Arts Group of Washington Heights. The group's association with Audubon, however, begins and ends with the name.

Audubon Artists held its first exhibition at 8th Street Gallery in Apri-May, 1942, with an exhibiting group of 22 members. In 1943 the group was able to attract a wider pool of recognized professional artists, and by 1944 the membership had increased to 60 and the organization issued its first annual exhibition catalog with the newly adopted eagle and palette emblem.

A reorganization meeting took place on March 27, 1944, to address the growing responsibilities for the annual exhibition. President Frederic Whitaker subsequently oversaw the creation of the original consitution, the credo and the 1946 incorporation of the organization, and led a membership campaign designed to attract nationally renowned artists of various aesthetic persuasions and gain the organization more prestige.

Since then, Audubon Artists has continued to hold an annual exhibition in a variety of locations throughout New York City, including the National Academy of Design, National Arts Club, and the Salmagundi Club. The latter has been the exhibition's preferred home since 1997, and with circa 350 members Audubon Artists remains a thriving organization dedicated to "artistic progress" today.
Provenance:
The records were donated by Audubon Artists in 1978 (via Mark Freeman, president) and 2001 (via David Pena, president).
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 Audubon Artists records 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:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Audubon Artists records, 1944-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.auduarti
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Archives of American Art
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Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1966
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025890
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25891

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1966
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025891
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25892

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1966
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025892
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25893

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1966
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025893
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25894

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1966
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025894
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25895

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1966
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025895
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25896

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1966
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025896
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25897

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1966
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025897
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25898

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1965
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025898
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25899

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1965
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025899
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25900

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1965
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025900
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25901

Audubon Artists Exhibition Awards Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1964
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025901
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25902

Audubon Artists Exhibition Selection Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1964
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025902
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25903

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1964
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025903
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25904

Audubon Artists Exhibition Jury [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1967
Topic:
Audubon Artists (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Portrait female--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025904
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25905

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