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Portrait of Mrs. Brush

Artist:
George de Forest Brush (1855-1941)  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W: 44 x 34.6 cm (17 5/16 x 13 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
United States
Date:
1888
Topic:
portrait  Search this
woman  Search this
United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1917.188a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye36ab779f0-00ed-4c9e-80ba-9ebd4001534f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1917.188a-b
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George de Forest Brush; recollections of a joyous painter

Author:
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas  Search this
Subject:
Brush, George de Forest 1855-1941  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 257 p. illus., plates, ports. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
[1970]
Call number:
N40.1.B912 B7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_5852

Oral history interview with Nancy Douglas Bowditch, 1974 January 30

Interviewee:
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas, 1890-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Volk, Douglas  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Pearmain, William Robert  Search this
Twain, Mark  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11972
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212539
AAA_collcode_bowdit74
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212539
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William Robert Pearmain and Pearmain family papers, 1888-1955

Creator:
Pearmain, William Robert, 1888-1912  Search this
Subject:
Dole, Charles F. (Charles Fletcher),  Search this
Sanger, Margaret  Search this
Pearmain, Jack  Search this
Sanger, William  Search this
Pearmain, Margaret  Search this
Berkman, Alexander  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne  Search this
Trautmann, W. E. (William Ernst),  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Upton, Sarah  Search this
Pearmain, Mary  Search this
Pearmain, Alice  Search this
Brooks, John Graham  Search this
Pearmain, Summer  Search this
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Diaries
Watercolors
Photographs
Writings
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8812
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210997
AAA_collcode_pearwill
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210997
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Milch Gallery records, 1911-1995

Creator:
Milch Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Barrymore, Lionel  Search this
Milch, Albert  Search this
Laufman, Sidney  Search this
Gaspard, Leon  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Trebilcock, Paul  Search this
Pearson, Ralph M.  Search this
Sample, Paul Starrett  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing  Search this
Genth, Lillian Mathilde  Search this
Rungius, Carl Clemens Moritz  Search this
Romano, Umberto Roberto  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
DeCamp, Joseph  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney),  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier  Search this
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward  Search this
Haskell, Ernest  Search this
Bohm, Max  Search this
Kronberg, Louis  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C.  Search this
Ochtman, Leonard  Search this
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur  Search this
Murphy, John Francis  Search this
Dehn, Adolf Arthur  Search this
Azzaretti, Faust  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Appel, Marianne  Search this
Nagler, Edith Kroger  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Albee, Grace  Search this
Linde, Ossip L.  Search this
Barr, Norman  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Blakelock, Ralph Albert  Search this
Barlow, Myron  Search this
Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman)  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
Ryerson, Margery A.  Search this
Dessar, Louis Paul  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Pugh, Mabel  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard  Search this
Beal, Reynolds  Search this
Congdon, William  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
De Groot, Adelaide Milton  Search this
Adams, Wayman  Search this
Hart, George Overbury  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Woodward, Stanley Wingate  Search this
Bosa, Louis  Search this
Moffett, Ross E.  Search this
Lutz, Dan  Search this
Flagg, James Montgomery  Search this
Sawyer, Wells Moses  Search this
Cheffetz, Asa  Search this
Duncan, Charles  Search this
Katz, A. Raymond (Alexander Raymond)  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Lawson, Ernest  Search this
Browne, George Elmer  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Heinz, Charles  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Gregory, Waylande  Search this
Chamberlain, Samuel  Search this
Eakins, Susan Hannah Macdowell  Search this
White, Henry Cooke  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Ballin, Hugo  Search this
Gallagher, Sears  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Barmore, Charles  Search this
Woodward, Robert Strong  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Etnier, Stephen  Search this
Baumann, Gustave  Search this
Baer, Martin  Search this
Dike, Phil  Search this
Crane, Bruce  Search this
Burr, George Elbert  Search this
Fuchs, Emil  Search this
Carroll, John  Search this
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)  Search this
Judson, Alice  Search this
Zucker, Jacques  Search this
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist  Search this
Halpert, Samuel  Search this
Wiggins, Carleton  Search this
Anderson, Karl  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Metcalf, Willard Leroy  Search this
Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry)  Search this
Fechin, Nikolai Ivanovich  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Acheson, Alice  Search this
Adams, Charles L.  Search this
Farnsworth, Jerry  Search this
Sterner, Albert  Search this
Milch, Edward  Search this
Fredenthal, David  Search this
Christy, Howard Chandler  Search this
Twachtman, John Henry  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Gregory, John  Search this
MacRae, Emma Fordyce  Search this
Vonnoh, Robert William  Search this
Ritschel, William  Search this
Parshall, DeWitt  Search this
Meyerowitz, William  Search this
Kalish, Max  Search this
Heerman, Norbert Leo  Search this
Barr, Charles H.  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
Lever, Hayley  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry  Search this
Myers, Jerome  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott  Search this
Hennings, E. Martin  Search this
Burlin, Paul  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Fenton, Beatrice  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Blackburn, Morris  Search this
Buck, Claude  Search this
Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton)  Search this
Hopkinson, Charles  Search this
Oberteuffer, Karl Amiard  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Ireland, Leroy  Search this
Donoho, Gaines Ruger  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Ufer, Walter  Search this
Shapiro, David  Search this
Blanch, Arnold  Search this
Kingman, Dong  Search this
Fitzgerald, James  Search this
Davey, Randall  Search this
Butler, Howard Russell  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi  Search this
Aiken, Charles Avery  Search this
Schofield, Walter Elmer  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Gallery records
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8207
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210378
AAA_collcode_milcgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210378
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Nancy Douglas Bowditch and Brush Family papers, circa 1860-1985

Creator:
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas, 1890-1979  Search this
Subject:
Clemens, Jane Lampton  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Pearmain, William Robert  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
White, Nelson C. (Nelson Cooke)  Search this
Parrish, Stephen Maxfield  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Biographies
Sketches
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Notes
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Designers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Authors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6782
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208908
AAA_collcode_bowdnanc
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208908
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Joseph Lindon Smith papers, 1647-1965, bulk 1873-1965

Creator:
Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950  Search this
Subject:
James, Henry  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph),  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Smith, Corinna Lindon  Search this
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir  Search this
Loring, Charles Greely  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart  Search this
Ross, Denm an Waldo  Search this
Carson, Kit  Search this
Académie Julian  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Notebooks
Prints
Drawings
Diaries
Interviews
Drafts (documents)
Topic:
Art, Ancient  Search this
Art  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Historical drama  Search this
Painters  Search this
Community theater  Search this
Art, Egyptian  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8473
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210649
AAA_collcode_smitjose
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210649
Additional Online Media:

Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973

Creator:
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Subject:
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Gibran, Kahlil  Search this
Tonetti, Mary Lawrence  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Bynner, Witter  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
White, Lawrence Grant  Search this
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Gugler, Eric  Search this
Smith, Joseph Lindon  Search this
Grimes, Frances  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield  Search this
Twain, Mark  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Young, Mahonri Sharp  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Platt, Charles A.  Search this
MacDowell Colony  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Travel diaries
Scrapbooks
Photograph albums
Photographs
Architectural drawings
Writings
Diaries
Sketches
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Artists  Search this
Artist colonies  Search this
New Hampshire  Search this
Italy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8105
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210276
AAA_collcode_faulbarr
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210276
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Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1940

Creator:
Carnegie Institute. Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Hassam, Childe  Search this
East, Alfred  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Beatty, John Wesley  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Church, Samuel Harden  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Alexander, John White  Search this
Type:
Museum records
Photographs
Letterpress books
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Depressions  Search this
Fascism  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Spain  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7343
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209496
AAA_collcode_carninst
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209496
Additional Online Media:

Artists' biographical questionnaires, 1905

Creator:
Art League Publishing Co. (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Pape, Eric  Search this
Guérin, Jules Vallée  Search this
Ballin, Hugo  Search this
Granville-Smith, Walter  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Zogbaum, Rufus Fairchild  Search this
Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
Hitchcock, George  Search this
Meteyard, Thomas Buford  Search this
Smillie, George H. (George Henry),  Search this
Mosler, Henry  Search this
Brown, Bolton  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest  Search this
Hosking, Arthur Nicholas  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
McCord, George Herbert  Search this
Zolnay, George Julian  Search this
Turner, Charles Henry  Search this
Harrison, Birge  Search this
Moran, Percy  Search this
Wiggins, Carleton  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Penfield, Edward  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll)  Search this
Potter, Louis McClellan  Search this
Story, Julian  Search this
Reuterdahl, Henry  Search this
Mills, John Harrison  Search this
MacCord, Charles William  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr  Search this
Steele, Frederic Dorr  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa  Search this
Manley, Thomas R.  Search this
Turner, Charles Yardley  Search this
Taft, Lorado  Search this
Shepperson, Claude Allin  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Fenn, Harry  Search this
Kemeys, Edward  Search this
De Forest, Lockwood  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Turner, Ross  Search this
Kendall, William Sergeant  Search this
Haskell, Ernest  Search this
Clark, Walter Appleton  Search this
Blashfield, Albert Dodd  Search this
Wolf, Henry  Search this
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur  Search this
Sandham, Henry  Search this
Blenner, Carle Joan  Search this
Harrison, Thomas Alexander  Search this
Shinn, Florence Scovel  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Hitchcock, Lucius Wolcott  Search this
Vedder, Simon Harmon  Search this
Herter, Albert  Search this
Sartain, William  Search this
Taylor, F. Walter (Frank Walter),  Search this
Rhead, Louis  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Ochtman, Leonard  Search this
Brown, Ray  Search this
Maynard, Richard Field  Search this
Kimball, Alonzo M.  Search this
Birney, William Verplanck  Search this
Browne, George Elmer  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert)  Search this
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Bartlett, Frederick Eugene  Search this
Topic:
Art publishing  Search this
Artists  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9521
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211720
AAA_collcode_artleag
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211720

Barry Faulkner papers

Creator:
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Names:
MacDowell Colony  Search this
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968  Search this
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953  Search this
Gibran, Kahlil, 1922-  Search this
Grimes, Frances, 1869-1963  Search this
Gugler, Eric, 1889-1974  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880  Search this
Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Tonetti, Mary Lawrence  Search this
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910  Search this
White, Lawrence Grant  Search this
Young, Mahonri Sharp, 1911-1996  Search this
Extent:
2.82 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Writings
Photographs
Travel diaries
Photograph albums
Place:
New Hampshire
Date:
circa 1858-1973
Summary:
The papers of muralist, painter, and teacher Barry Faulkner measure 2.82 linear feet and date from circa 1858-1973. Faulkner's career; his relationships with family, friends, and fellow-artists; and his thoughts on art and artists are documented in biographical materials, correspondence, writings, sketchbooks, five diaries, two photograph albums and photographs, and one scrapbook. Correspondents include family members, Witter Bynner, Ann and Eric Gugler, Leon Kroll, Isabel Manship, James Johnson Sweeney, Maxfield Parrish and others. An unprocessed addition to the collection dating 1942 includes a one page letter mounted on board from Maxfield Parrish to Barry Faulkner.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of muralist, painter, and teacher Barry Faulkner measure 2.82 linear feet and date from circa 1858-1973. Faulkner's career; his relationships with family, friends, and fellow-artists; and his thoughts on art and artists are documented in biographical materials, correspondence, writings, sketchbooks, five diaries, photograph albums and photographs, and one scrapbook. An unprocessed addition to the collection dating 1942 includes a one page letter mounted on board from Maxfield Parrish to Barry Faulkner.

Biographical materials include biographical sketches, awards, and records documenting Faulkner's military service. Also found are a list of medications, a list of Faulkner's writings, party guest lists, an address book, a calendar, and materials related to the posthumous publication of Sketches From an Artist's Life. Of special interest are oversized architectural drawings by Eric Gugler for Faulkner's Keene, New Hampshire house.

Correspondence includes letters from Faulkner's friends, family, fellow artists, and art organizations and institutions. Faulkner's correspondence with his parents document his 1900-1901 trip to Italy with the Thayer family. Of special interest is his correspondence with writer Witter Bynner about Faulkner's daily life in New Hampshire, his travels through Europe, his artistic practice and career, Bynner's writings, his opinions on artistic and literary works, and his service in World War One. Many of the letters to Bynner include sketches by Faulkner of Abbott Handerson Thayer, Rockwell Kent, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Homer Saint-Gaudens, George de Forest Brush, Kahlil Gibran, and Mark Twain. Additional correspondents include sculptor Frances Grimes, architect Eric Gugler, painter Leon Kroll, and museum director James Johnson Sweeney.

Faulkner's writings are about art, artists, and the New Hampshire art community. Found are essays on Gifford Beal, George de Forest Brush, James Earle Fraser, Harriet Hosmer, Paul Manship, Charles Adams Platt, Hiram Powers, Edward Willis Redfield, Joseph Lindon Smith, Mary Lawrence Tonetti, Mark Twain, Lawrence Grant White, and Mahonri Young. Other writings discuss Faulkner's mural commissions, various aspects of New Hampshire history, and the history of the Dublin and Cornish art colonies whose inhabitants included George de Forest Brush, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Abbott Handerson Thayer. Of special interest is a manuscript for Faulkner's posthumously published memoir Sketches From an Artist's Life, and an unpublished manuscript titled A Neighborhood of Artists about the history and culture of the Connecticut River Valley.

Four sketchbooks by Faulkner contain drawings of landscapes, city scenes, architecture, people, nature, and studies of artwork by others. Also found are two loose sketches.

Five diaries document Faulkner's 1922-1924 trip through Europe, Africa, and Asia including stops in France, Italy, Egypt, and Turkey. Diaries record Faulkner's thoughts on architecture, tourist sites, and travel amenities. Found is one diary from 1956 that discusses social events, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, the MacDowell Colony of artists, and various artists including Gifford Beal, Maxfield Parrish, Paul Manship, and Eric Gugler.

The bulk of printed material consists of clippings which document published writings by Faulkner, obituaries and published rememberances of Faulkner, local events in Keene, New Hampshire, and reproductions of Faulkner's artwork. Also found are exhibition catalogs of other artists, an announcement of Faulklner's death from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a publication illustrated with reproductions of Faulkner's murals for the National Archives.

Photographs include formal and informal images of Faulkner throughout his life, and photographs of his family and friends, his studio, and reproductions of his artwork. Also included are two photograph albums, one of which contains photographs of Faulkner during his youth and one that contains photographs primarily from the 1930s of Faulkner's Keene, New Hampshire house, himself, and his friends and family.

The collection also includes a scrapbook prepared for Faulkner's seventieth birthday containing photographs, cards, telegrams, and placecards with hand drawn illustrations which show the "taste and characteristics" of Faulkner.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1914-1971 (Box 1, 3, RD1; 13 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1900-1973 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1912-1966 (Boxes 1-2; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 4: Sketchbooks and Sketches, circa 1910s-1930s (Boxes 2-3; 8 folders)

Series 5: Diaries, 1922-1956 (Box 2; 6 folders)

Series 6: Printed Materials, circa 1858-1966 (Boxes 2-3; 8 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1892-1960s (Boxes 2-3; 15 folders)

Series 8: Scrapbook, 1951 (Box 3; 2 folders)
Biographical Note:
Francis Barrett Faulkner was born on July 12, 1881 in Keene, New Hampshire. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and went on to study at Harvard College. Around this same time, Faulkner began an apprenticeship with his cousin and painter Abbott Handerson Thayer and painter George de Forest Brush. He also met sculptors James Earle Fraser and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, both of whom became Faulkner's lifelong friends.

In 1901, Faulkner traveled to Italy for the first time with Thayer and his family. He returned to New York in 1902 and studied at the Art Students League and Chase School. He also completed illustration work for Century magazine.

In 1907, Faulkner won the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome. shortly thereafter, he left to study in Italy for three years, studying with George de Forest Brush and befriending sculptor Paul Manship. Upon his return in 1910, he started working on his first mural, commissioned by the wife of railroad executive E.H. Harriman. Having found his niche, Faulkner continued taking mural commissions until his career was interrupted by World War I and his service in the camouflage section of the army. Shortly after the war, he completed a mural for the marine headquarters in Quantico, Virginia.

Between 1923-1924, Faulkner worked in collaboration with Eric Gugler and Paul Manship to create the American Academy in Rome war memorial. Also following the war, Faulkner completed murals for the Eastman School of Music in 1922, the Rockefeller Center in 1932, and the National Archives in 1936. That same year, Faulkner bought and refurbished a house named "The Bounty" in Keene, New Hampshire, and built a studio nearby. In 1930, he was elected as a trustee of the American Academy in Rome.

During the 1940s, Faulkner created murals for numerous public buildings and sites around New Hampshire including the Senate Chambers in Concord, the Elliot Community Hospital, Keene National Bank, and the Cheshire County Savings Bank in Keene. During his final decades, Faulkner wrote an unpublished manuscript on the history of art in the Connecticut River Valley entitled A Neighborhood of Artists, and his posthumously published memoirs, Sketches of an Artist's Life. Faulkner died in 1966, in Keene, New Hampshire.
Related Material:
Found in the Nancy Douglas Bowditch papers at the Archives of American Art is correspondence, photographs, and printed materials related to Barry Faulkner. The Library of Congress, Manuscript Division also holds a small collection of Barry Faulkner's papers. Additional correspondence from Faulkner is found in the papers of Witter Bynner at the University of New Mexico and at Harvard University.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Francis Faulkner, Barry Faulkner's nephew, in 1974. An addition to the collection was donated by Jocelyn Faulkner Bolle in 2014.
Restrictions:
The bulk of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Barry Faulkner 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:
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Painters -- New Hampshire -- Keene  Search this
Artist colonies -- New Hampshire -- Peterborough  Search this
Artists' studios in art  Search this
Artist colonies -- New Hampshire -- Dublin  Search this
Educators -- New Hampshire  Search this
Artists' studios -- New Hampshire  Search this
Artist colonies -- New Hampshire -- Cornish  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Hampshire -- Keene  Search this
Muralists -- New Hampshire -- Keene  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Artists -- New Hampshire  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Writings
Photographs
Travel diaries
Photograph albums
Citation:
Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.faulbarr
See more items in:
Barry Faulkner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-faulbarr
Additional Online Media:

Killing the Moose

Artist:
Henry Wolf, born Eckwersheim, Alsace 1852-died New York City 1916  Search this
Copy after:
George de Forest Brush, born Shelbyville, TN 1855-died Hanover, NH 1941  Search this
Publisher:
Century Magazine  Search this
Medium:
wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
image: 5 x 7 3/4 in. (12.8 x 19.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1891
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Ethnic\Indian  Search this
Occupation\hunter  Search this
Animal\deer  Search this
Architecture\boat\canoe  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1973.130.68
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74332da49-e15c-407f-bbd8-2c1beb1261fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1973.130.68

The Moose Chase

Artist:
George de Forest Brush, born Shelbyville, TN 1855-died Hanover, NH 1941  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
37 3/8 x 57 3/8 in. (94.8 x 145.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1888
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Ethnic\Indian  Search this
Occupation\hunter  Search this
Animal\deer  Search this
Travel\water\canoe  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans
Object number:
1909.7.9
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74cc88c03-14e6-4628-9300-1e35b5aa723a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1909.7.9

Polly

Artist:
George de Forest Brush, born Shelbyville, TN 1855-died Hanover, NH 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Polly Pearman  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
36 1/8 x 27 in. (91.6 x 68.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1916
Topic:
Portrait female\child  Search this
Figure female\child\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.6.9
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c888025c-e142-4d94-bde6-45b6a908d6a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1929.6.9

Nancy

Artist:
George de Forest Brush, born Shelbyville, TN 1855-died Hanover, NH 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Nancy Brush  Search this
Nancy Brush  Search this
Medium:
oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
18 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. (46.7 x 33.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1905
Topic:
Portrait female\child  Search this
Portrait female\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy of Design
Object number:
1951.10.7
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7f4c48c08-4cb0-420b-96d5-fc1da983184b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1951.10.7

Chief Washakie

Artist:
George de Forest Brush, 28 Sep 1855 - 24 Apr 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Washakie, c. 1804 - 15 Feb 1900  Search this
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
29.2 × 24.1 cm (11 1/2 × 9 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1884
Topic:
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Pipe  Search this
Washakie: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: University of Wyoming American Heritage Center
Object number:
WY900001
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4223ab057-1210-406a-a9ca-1571c3a00f95
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_WY900001

Mary Whelpley Brush

Artist:
George de Forest Brush, 28 Sep 1855 - 24 Apr 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Mary Taylor Whelpley Brush, 1866 - 1949  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
44.5 × 34.6 cm (17 1/2 × 13 5/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1888
Topic:
Mary Taylor Whelpley Brush: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Freer Gallery of Art
Website: www.asia.si.edu/
Object number:
DC900273
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d2bc8a89-a216-44f8-a32f-665765c58bdf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC900273

Alfred Clark Brush

Artist:
George de Forest Brush, 28 Sep 1855 - 24 Apr 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Alfred Clark Brush  Search this
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1880
Topic:
Alfred Clark Brush: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
PC992513
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm495f343ab-740c-4760-bdc5-084b3ea3017a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PC992513

Mother and Child

Title:
Mary Taylor Whelpley Brush; Gerome Brush; Nancy Brush
Artist:
George de Forest Brush, 28 Sep 1855 - 24 Apr 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Mary Taylor Whelpley Brush, 1866 - 1949  Search this
Gerome Brush, 1888 - 1954  Search this
Nancy Brush, 1890 - ?  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
114.6 × 81.6cm (45 1/8 × 32 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1892
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Exterior\Landscape\Rural  Search this
Gerome Brush: Male  Search this
Gerome Brush: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Mary Taylor Whelpley Brush: Female  Search this
Nancy Brush: Female  Search this
Nancy Brush: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Addison Gallery of American Art
Website: www.andover.edu/addison/
Object number:
1930.377
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45cc22ac3-390c-4b50-b76f-a70f846dfe32
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1930.377

The Weaver

Artist:
George de Forest Brush, 28 Sep 1855 - 24 Apr 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Native American Man  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Image: 12 x 15 in. (30.5 x 38.1 cm)
Frame: 21 3/8 x 24 1/16 in. (54.3 x 61.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1889
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Blanket  Search this
Unidentified Native American Man: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Terra Foundation for American Art
Website: www.terraamericanart.org
Object number:
1988.23 Terra
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f97c7c1b-fd51-4aed-b6c7-f0ea1c8989ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1988.23_Terra

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