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James Matthew Auer photographs, 1977

Creator:
Auer, James Matthew, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Bloom, William  Search this
Schuenke, Robert  Search this
Ginnever, Charles  Search this
Eisenstein, Sandra  Search this
Coleman, Gerald Duane  Search this
Aiken, Pat  Search this
Nedobeck, Don  Search this
Philipon, Philip  Search this
Lippold, Richard  Search this
Turner, Morrie  Search this
Ulbricht, Elsa Emile  Search this
Henry, John Raymond  Search this
Cunningham, Charles Crehore  Search this
Fumagalli, Orazio  Search this
Anderson, Ernest  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Adami, Valerio  Search this
Peters, James  Search this
Von Neumann, Robert  Search this
Donhauser, Paul S.  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Welch, Roger  Search this
Fontanne, Lynn  Search this
Haberland, Anne  Search this
Sadow, Harvey  Search this
Kazlov, Brian  Search this
Farrell, Patrick  Search this
Miller, Gerhard Carl Frederick  Search this
Dooley, Tom  Search this
Philipon, Ruth Wedgwood  Search this
Goodrich, Susan  Search this
Dinwiddie, William  Search this
Lange, Vidie  Search this
White, Doris A.  Search this
Colt, John Nicholson  Search this
Schwartz, Lester  Search this
Varnelis, Kazys  Search this
Berman, Fred  Search this
Burkert, Robert  Search this
Levine, Les  Search this
Brink, Guido Peter  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Grotenrath, Ruth  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Winkle, James  Search this
Lyons, Roger  Search this
Fumagalli, Barbara Merrill  Search this
Sommer, Elke  Search this
Boerher, Edward A.  Search this
Dix, Charles  Search this
Smith, Fred  Search this
Schwanke, Robert  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Lunt, Alfred  Search this
Lichtner, Schomer  Search this
Salt, John  Search this
Sugarman, George  Search this
Schoenberger, Edwin  Search this
Poehlmann, JoAnna  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Filmmakers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6740
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208865
AAA_collcode_auerjmph
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208865

Edward H. Dwight papers, 1821-2001, bulk 1950-1979

Creator:
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981  Search this
Subject:
Laning, Paul F.  Search this
Duncanson, Robert S.  Search this
Lichtner, Schomer  Search this
Audubon, Maria R. (Maria Rebecca),  Search this
Bell, John G.  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford  Search this
Lichtner, Ruth  Search this
McDermott, John Francis  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Bachman, John  Search this
Fries, Waldemar H.  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Corwine, Aaron H.  Search this
Coffin, Annie R.  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle  Search this
Martin, Maria  Search this
Peale fam, Peale family  Search this
Tyler, Morris F.  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Held, John  Search this
Bakewell, Benjamin  Search this
Gifford, George Edmund  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Cincinnati Historical Society  Search this
National Audubon Society  Search this
R. Havell & Son  Search this
Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications  Search this
Louisiana State Museum  Search this
Type:
Typescripts
Sketches
Business records
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Still-life painting  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7613
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209775
AAA_collcode_dwigedwa
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209775
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Edward H. Dwight Papers

Creator:
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981  Search this
Names:
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Cincinnati Historical Society  Search this
Louisiana State Museum  Search this
Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications  Search this
National Audubon Society  Search this
R. Havell & Son  Search this
Peale family  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Maria R. (Maria Rebecca), 1843-1925  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Bachman, John  Search this
Bakewell, Benjamin  Search this
Bell, John G.  Search this
Coffin, Annie R.  Search this
Corwine, Aaron H.  Search this
Duncanson, Robert S., 1821-1872  Search this
Fries, Waldemar H., 1889-  Search this
Gifford, George Edmund  Search this
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Laning, Paul F.  Search this
Lichtner, Ruth  Search this
Lichtner, Schomer, 1905-2006  Search this
Martin, Maria  Search this
McDermott, John Francis, 1902-  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, James, 1749-1831  Search this
Peale, James, 1789-1876  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Tyler, Morris F.  Search this
Extent:
18.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Typescripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
1821-2001
bulk 1950-1979
Summary:
The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still-life painting.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still life painting.

Dwight's biographical material includes two address books, a calendar, a small amount of personal correspondence including letters and postcards from Schomer and Ruth Lichtner, and printed material documenting his work as a museum curator and director.

Writings and notes include correspondence about Dwight's writings, drafts and typescripts of articles on Audubon and other artists, and lecture notes.

The bulk of the collection comprises Dwight's research material on Audubon and includes correspondence related to his research with scholars, collectors, publications, museums, and libraries, including: the American Museum of Natural History, the Audubon Society, the Cincinnati Historical Society, the Louisiana State Museum, Annie R. coffin, Waldemar H. Fries, John Francis McDermott, and the collections of G. Edmund Gifford, Jr., Paul F. Laning, and Morris Tyler.

Copies of Audubon's correspondence, including letters from Audubon's father-in-law, Benjamin Bakewell, son Victor G. Audubon, and grandchildren, form a substantial portion of Dwight's research files. Notes and card files reflecting Dwight's research by categories such as life event, activity, geographical area, and subject of study, further illuminate his research and provide cross references to the Audubon letters and other material.

Data compiled and supplemented with reproductions of Audubon's artwork forms another substantial portion of Dwight's research, and provides detailed information about individual Audubon works and works attributed to him.

Dwight's subject files on Audubon house collated research on individuals, subjects, and events that intersected with Audubon's life and work, as well as Audubon research from other sources and scholars. They include copies of documents, such as the journal of Audubon collaborator John G Bell, and a scrapbook of granddaughter, Maria Audubon; documents relating to Audubon collaborators such as John Bachman and Maria Martin; material related to collections of Audubon's work; and information concerning editions of his prints, such as the Havell Edition, engraved and hand-colored by the firm of Robert Havell Sr. and Jr. in the 1830s.

Printed material used by Dwight in his research includes original American newspapers, from states including New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, dating from 1821 to the 1870s, which include articles on Audubon, as well as later magazines, journals, catalogs, and news clippings on Audubon. A small number of photographs, slide transparencies, and negatives of Audubon's artwork can be found at the end of the series.

Dwight's research material on Raphaelle Peale, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, James Peale, and other Peale family members, includes correspondence requesting and responding to requests for information; material collated by subject on Peale collectors, family history, miniatures, portraits, silhouettes, still lifes, and other subjects; and photographs of artwork.

Other research files document Dwight's interest in other artists such as Aaron H. Corwine, Robert S. Duncanson, and artists from the Cincinnati area in general. They include catalogs of data compiled on individual works of art, subject files, notes and index card files, printed material, and photographs of artwork. Of special note are eleven issues of John Held, Jr.'s, mail art correspondence sent to Dwight by the Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1944-1980 (8 folders; Box 1, OV 20)

Series 2: Writings and Notes, 1954-circa 1979 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Audubon Research Material, 1821-circa 1979 (13 linear feet; Boxes 1-14, OVs 20-23)

Series 4: Peale Research Material, circa 1930-2001 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 14-16)

Series 5: Other Research, 1881-1980 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 16-19)
Biographical / Historical:
Cincinnati art historian and museum director, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), conducted extensive research on American painting, in particular the works of John James Audubon, Charles Willson Peale, and Raphaelle Peale. He was also credited with rediscovering the Cincinnati artist, Aaron H. Corwine.

Dwight attended Yale and Cornell Universities, and studied art at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the School of Fine Arts of Washington University, St. Louis. From 1946 he held posts, including curator of American Art, at the Cincinnati Art Museum, until becoming director of the Milwaukee Art Center in 1955. In 1962 he left Milwaukee to direct the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute Museum of Art, where he remained until the end of his career. He was the author of numerous articles for publications including Antiques, Audubon, Art in America, The Art Gallery, The Art Quarterly, and Canadian Art, and lectured widely on contemporary art, Spanish painting, and American painting.

In 1955 Dwight published the article "Aaron Houghton Corwine: Cincinnati Artist" in Antiques magazine. With this, and the exhibition, Rediscoveries in American Painting (1955), which he launched at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Dwight revived interest in this all but forgotten painter.

Dwight wrote many scholarly articles on Audubon's life and work throughout his career, in addition to writing catalogs for, and curating, exhibitions of Audubon's work. In 1960 he was awarded a $7,500 fellowship from the Ford foundation to pursue a reevaluation of Audubon, and to reexamine some long-held assumptions and exagerrations about Audubon's life and personality. He focused primarily on the artist-naturalist's original drawings and paintings, especially portraits and pictures of birds, animal life, and insects. Dwight was awarded an additional fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1973, to continue his research on Audubon.

Dwight's scholarly interest also extended to Raphaelle Peale and the Peale family of artists. In the 1960s and 1970s he wrote and published several articles about Raphaelle Peale, his father, Charles Willson Peale, and his brothers, Rembrandt and James. Dwight was working on a book about the family, and a catalog raisonné of Raphaelle Peale, when he died.

Dwight was an accomplished photographer and his work was included in at least eight exhibitions from 1951 to 1972, including two one-man exhibitions at Louisiana State University (1952), and Weyhe Gallery (1972).
Provenance:
The Audubon materials were donated to the Archives of American Art by Dwight's widow, Ruth R. White, in 1982-1983. The Peale material was donated in 2002 by the Barra Foundation, Inc., which had received them from Ruth R. Dwight as they relate to the Foundation's mission to support scholarship in cultural history in the Philadelphia area. In 1983, the Barra Foundation loaned the documents to Dr. William H. Gerdts, an art historian, who was to continue Dwight's work on a catalog raisonné of Raphaelle Peale. Dr. Gerdts made limited use of the materials and the Barra Foundation then transferred them to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
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 Edward H. Dwight 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.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Artists -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Art historians -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Museum directors -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Topic:
Still-life painting  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Typescripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Edward H. Dwight papers, 1821-2001, bulk 1950-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dwigedwa
See more items in:
Edward H. Dwight Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dwigedwa
Additional Online Media:

Potato Planting

Artist:
Schomer Lichtner, born Peoria, IL 1905-died Milwaukee, WI 2006  Search this
Medium:
pastel on paper
Dimensions:
16 x 21 in. (40.6 x 53.3 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Animal\horse  Search this
Occupation\farm\sowing  Search this
Object\other\container  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Object number:
1965.18.82
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1965.18.82

Winter Landscape

Artist:
Schomer Lichtner, born Peoria, IL 1905-died Milwaukee, WI 2006  Search this
Medium:
watercolor and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 3/8 x 23 in. (31.4 x 58.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1940
Topic:
Landscape\farm  Search this
Landscape\season\winter  Search this
Figure male\full length  Search this
Animal\cattle  Search this
New Deal\Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration
Object number:
1974.28.258
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1974.28.258

Lichtner, Schomer

Collection Creator:
Park, Marlene, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal art 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:
Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research material on New Deal art, circa 1974-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parkmarl-ref224

Schomer Lichtner : a retrospective, Milwaukee Art Museum, March 18--April 22, 1984

Author:
Lichtner, Schomer 1905-2006-  Search this
Milwaukee Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Lichtner, Schomer 1905- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 21 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
C1984
Call number:
N6537.L52 A4 1984
N40.1.L693M6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657898

In the moment : the life and art of Schomer Lichtner / Susan J. Montgomery ; artwork selected by Kate Hawley

Title:
Life and art of Schomer Lichtner
Author:
Montgomery, Susan J. 1944-  Search this
Lichtner, Schomer 1905-2006  Search this
Subject:
Lichtner, Schomer 1905-2006  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 183 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Wisconsin
Milwaukee
Date:
2011
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_986258

Schomer Lichtner [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_79458

Lichtner Schomer [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_57284

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