Animals in the Archives

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Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Citation: Karl Priebe postcard to Sylvia Fein, 1944 February Sylvia Fein papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Archives Of American Art, Okapi, February 9, Snail Mail, Bird Feathers, Amazing Art, Birds, Letters, Horses

Karl Priebe postcard to Sylvia Fein, 1944 February 9, from the Sylvia Fein papers, 1936-2011

Front of postcard features a drawing of an okapi, signed "For S. F.; K. P." Date based on postmark. Return adress "Karl O. Kapi"

Love this dramatically lit portrait by Alfredo Valente of sculptor Paul Manship in his studio. Paul Manship, ca. Alfredo Valente papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Harlem Renaissance, Archives Of American Art, Classical Realism, Bw Photography, Vintage Photography, Art Deco Movement, Magic Realism, Art Deco Design, Art Deco Fashion

SMITHSONIAN ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART - Love this dramatically lit portrait by Alfredo...

Love this dramatically lit portrait by Alfredo...

Citation: Clipping about Paul Bransom, Paul Bransom papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Archives Of American Art, Animal Portraits, Foxes, Illustrators, Art Decor, Illustration Art, Van, Gallery, Paper

Clipping about Paul Bransom, 19--, from the Paul Bransom papers, 1862-1985

Clipping with a brief introduction to Paul Bransom as a painter of animal portraits. Includes reproductions of his paintings of a fox and a rabbit; and a b

Citation: Reproduction of a Paul Bransom drawing of a fox, Paul Bransom papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Archives Of American Art, Art Pictures, Art Pics, Orange Sky, Artsy Fartsy, Illustrators, Photo Art, Beast, Moose Art

Reproduction of a Paul Bransom drawing of a fox, 195-?, from the Paul Bransom papers, 1862-1985

Offset lithograph reproduction of Bransom's drawing which shows a red fox in a snowy landscape with an orange sky. Date based on style of print.

Citation: Paul Wayland Bartlett at work, 1900 / H. Don Becker collection, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Archives Of American Art, Bones, Statue, Gallery, Illustration, Painting, Animals, Vintage, Collection

Paul Wayland Bartlett at work, 1900, from the Don Becker collection, 1899-1949

Sculptor Paul Wayland Bartlett in his studio with a model for his statue of Lafayette. The statue was a gift to France in 1908 from the school children of

Citation: Margaret Casey Gates sketchbook, Margaret Casey Gates papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Archives Of American Art, Gates, Vintage World Maps, Arts And Crafts, Sketches, Craft Ideas, Artwork, Animals, Drawings

Margaret Casey Gates sketchbook, 1934 through 1940, from the Margaret Casey Gates papers, 1934-1988

Gates sketchbook contains sketches in charcoal and pastels. Sketches are primarily rural landscapes or cityscapes of places Gates has been including West V

Citation: John Bernard Myers with a puppet on his hand, / Ernst Beadle, photographer. John Bernard Myers papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Archives Of American Art, His Hands, Vintage Photographs, Puppets, 1940s, History, Concert, York, Cabinet

John Bernard Myers with a puppet on his hand, 195-?, from the John Bernard Myers papers, circa 1940s-1987, bulk 1970-1987

Identification on verso (handwritten): John Bernard Myers manipulating plump sister holding a glass of milk; photo by Ernst Beadle. Date range based on Mye

Citation: Mythological creature (Black, Green, Red, Yellow), 1951. Emilio Sanchez papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Legendary Monsters, Archives Of American Art, Illustration Art, Illustrations, Mythological Creatures, Pen And Paper, Magical Creatures, Archaeology, Museums

Mythological creature (Black, Green, Red, Yellow), 1951, from the Emilio Sanchez papers, 1922-2012

Mythological creature (Black, Green, Red, Yellow), Illustrations from Arte del Peru Colonial, ca. 1951 Watercolor and pencil

Citation: Sculpture class, ca. Albert Laessle papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Archives Of American Art, Creepy, Moose Art, Sculptures, Horses, Statue, Gallery, Photography, Painting

Art students making sculptures of a horse, circa 1910, from the Albert Laessle papers, 1897-1971

A photograph of a scultpure class working on statues of a horse, which stands in the middle of the classroom.

archivesofamericanart: “ Hope your Halloween is a hoot! Citation: Waldo Peirce photograph album, Waldo Peirce papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Collage Artwork, Mixed Media Collage, Archives Of American Art, Whimsical Owl, Photograph Album, Great Paintings, Watercolor Sketch, Altered Books, Famous Artists

Waldo Peirce photograph album, 1903-1956, from the Waldo Peirce papers, 1903-1970

Pasted on the cover of the album is a watercolor sketch by Peirce of an owl landing on a pumpkin with the text "calling Anna" (referring to his daughter An

Citation: Miné Okubo to Roy Leeper, Jan. Roy Leeper and Gaylord Hall collection of Miné Okubo papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Archives Of American Art, Mail Art, Oeuvre D'art, Les Oeuvres, Notebooks, Journals, Book Art, Illustration Art, Joy

Miné Okubo letter to Roy Leeper, 1974 January 3, from the Roy Leeper and Gaylord Hall collection of Miné Okubo papers, circa 1940-2001

I’d like to think that Tian Tian, the male panda at the National Zoo, handed out cigars to all the other bears to celebrate the birth of his and Mei Xiang’s baby late last night. Frederick Stuart Church letter to Mike Gavin, 1905 Old Letters, Picture Letters, Travel Sketchbook, Art Sketchbook, Archives Of American Art, Decorated Envelopes, Envelope Art, Mail Art, Oeuvre D'art

SMITHSONIAN ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART

Little nuggets of treasure from the art world's Fort Knox.

Nathan Oliveira sketch of a bird, Charles Campbell Gallery records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Pretty Pictures, Art Pictures, Animal Drawings, My Drawings, Archives Of American Art, Art Thou, Pin Art, Paintings I Love, Pet Portraits

SMITHSONIAN ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART

Little nuggets of treasure from the art world's Fort Knox.