Artists in Their Studios

July 1 to October 27, 2006
Exhibited in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in Washington, D.C.

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From the sumptuously furnished studios of the late 19th century to the austere workrooms of the present day, studio spaces have played a dynamic role in the history of American art-not simply reflecting aesthetic visions, but informing them.

This look at artists in their studios, through photographs and documents from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, offers a behind-the-scenes view into the life of American artists and their unique work spaces.

Don’t miss the companion book, Artists in Their Studios: Images from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art.

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Artists in Their Studios

Hiram Powers with sculpture bust of the Roman goddess Proserpine

Hiram Powers with sculpture bust of the Roman goddess Proserpine, circa 1861

Creator: Longworth Powers

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Studio Memorandum

Studio Memorandum, 1841-1845

Creator: Hiram Powers

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Invitation to the Ceremonies Dedicating the Buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition

Invitation to the Ceremonies Dedicating the Buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition, 1892 October 11-13

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W.M. [William Merritt] Chase's studio, West 10th St. N.Y.

W.M. [William Merritt] Chase's studio, West 10th St. N.Y., ca. 1880

Creator: George Collins Cox

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William Merritt Chase in his studio

William Merritt Chase in his studio, ca. 1910

Creator: Harriet Blackstone

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium, 1912

Creator: Harriet Blackstone

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John Singer Sargent in his studio

John Singer Sargent in his studio, ca. 1884

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Bad Portraits by a Great Painter

Bad Portraits by a Great Painter, ca. 1890

Creator: Alfred Laurens Brennan

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Violet Oakley at work

Violet Oakley at work, ca. 1903

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Francis Davis Millet, Washington, D.C. letter to Augusto Floriano Jaccaci

Francis Davis Millet, Washington, D.C. letter to Augusto Floriano Jaccaci, [1908] May 22

Creator: Francis Davis Millet

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Francis Davis Millet and assistants working on a mural

Francis Davis Millet and assistants working on a mural, 1907

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Reception in Bessie Potter Vonnoh's studio

Reception in Bessie Potter Vonnoh's studio, 1910

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East side is east; West Side is west

East side is east; West Side is west, ca. 1910

Creator: Lorraine Maynard

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Plaster sculpture of a dancing girl by Bessie Potter Vonnoh

Plaster sculpture of a dancing girl by Bessie Potter Vonnoh, ca. 1910

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Adolph Weinman at work

Adolph Weinman at work, ca. 1906

Creator: J. H. (James H.) Hare

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Katharine Lane Weems at work in her studio

Katharine Lane Weems at work in her studio, ca. 1930

Creator: George H. Davis Studio

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Sketchbook

Sketchbook, 1913-1915

Creator: Katharine Ward Lane Weems

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Henry Ossawa Tanner letter to Eunice Tietjens

Henry Ossawa Tanner letter to Eunice Tietjens, 1914 May 25

Creator: Henry Ossawa Tanner

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Henry Ossawa Tanner at work in his studio

Henry Ossawa Tanner at work in his studio, ca. 1900

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John Sloan, Will Shuster and Josef Bakos

John Sloan, Will Shuster and Josef Bakos, 1939

Creator: Ernest Knee

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James Earle Fraser

James Earle Fraser, ca. 1919

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James Earle Fraser letter to Janet De Coux

James Earle Fraser letter to Janet De Coux, 1940 Dec. 17

Creator: James Earle Fraser

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Janet De Coux's studio

Janet De Coux's studio, ca. 1940

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Chaim Gross working on his sculpture titled Harvest

Chaim Gross working on his sculpture titled Harvest, not after 1939

Creator: Peter A. Juley & Son

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New York World's Fair Commission receipt for Court of Peace

New York World's Fair Commission receipt for Court of Peace, 1939 Jun. 2

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Moses Soyer and others in his studio

Moses Soyer and others in his studio, July 14, 1940

Creator: Cosmo Sileo

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Studio

Studio, ca. 1940

Creator: David Soyer

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Eugenie Gershoy

Eugenie Gershoy, 1940 Oct. 29

Creator: Max Yavno

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Fantasy and Humor in Sculpture

Fantasy and Humor in Sculpture, ca. 1940

Creator: Eugenie Gershoy

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Yasuo Kuniyoshi in his studio

Yasuo Kuniyoshi in his studio, 1940 Oct. 31

Creator: Max Yavno

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Yasuo Kuniyoshi letter to George Biddle

Yasuo Kuniyoshi letter to George Biddle, 1941 Dec. 11

Creator: Yasuo Kuniyoshi

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Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko, 1952

Creator: Kay Bell Reynal

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Marcel Duchamp playing chess in his studio

Marcel Duchamp playing chess in his studio, 1952

Creator: Kay Bell Reynal

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Jackson Pollock at work

Jackson Pollock at work, 1950

Creator: Rudy Burckhardt

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Jackson Pollock with his painting Untitled Number 32

Jackson Pollock with his painting Untitled Number 32, 1954

Creator: Hans Namuth

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Jackson Pollock holding a can of paint

Jackson Pollock holding a can of paint, 1950

Creator: Rudy Burckhardt

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Hans Hofmann at work in his studio

Hans Hofmann at work in his studio, 1952

Creator: Kay Bell Reynal

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About myself, my work, my school --

About myself, my work, my school --, between 1915 and 1966

Creator: Hans Hofmann

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John Marin at work in his studio

John Marin at work in his studio, 1952

Creator: Kay Bell Reynal

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John Marin letter to Edith Gregor Halpert

John Marin letter to Edith Gregor Halpert, between 1945 and 1969

Creator: John Marin

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Willem de Kooning at work in his studio

Willem de Kooning at work in his studio, 1952

Creator: Kay Bell Reynal

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Joint tax return - income/expense notes

Joint tax return - income/expense notes, 1953

Creator: Elaine Marie De Kooning

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Jasper Johns in his studio

Jasper Johns in his studio, 1963

Creator: Ellen H. Johnson

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Ellen Hulda Johnson's visit to Jasper Johns' studio

Ellen Hulda Johnson's visit to Jasper Johns' studio, 1963 March

Creator: Ellen H. Johnson

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Jim Dine in his studio

Jim Dine in his studio, 1963 Mar.

Creator: Ellen H. Johnson

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Ellen Hulda Johnson's visit to Jim Dine's studio

Ellen Hulda Johnson's visit to Jim Dine's studio, 1963 Mar.

Creator: Ellen H. Johnson

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Bob Thompson at work in his studio

Bob Thompson at work in his studio, 1964

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Thought Book, Paris

Thought Book, Paris, 1951-1955

Creator: George Sugarman

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George Sugarman at work in his studio

George Sugarman at work in his studio, ca. 1975

Creator: James Matthew Auer

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Ad Reinhardt

Ad Reinhardt, 1961

Creator: Fred W. McDarrah

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Abe Ajay letter to Ad Reinhardt

Abe Ajay letter to Ad Reinhardt, 1963 Feb. 2

Creator: Abe Ajay

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Ad Reinhardt letter to Abe Ajay

Ad Reinhardt letter to Abe Ajay, 1963 Feb. 5

Creator: Ad Reinhardt

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Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell, 1952

Creator: Kay Bell Reynal

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Claes Oldenburg in Paris

Claes Oldenburg in Paris, ca. 1964

Creator: Shunk-Kender (Firm)

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Saul Steinberg wearing a mask at his desk

Saul Steinberg wearing a mask at his desk, 1966

Creator: Inge Morath

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Alexander Calder marking metal piece.

Alexander Calder marking metal piece., ca. 1950

Creator: Herman Landshoff

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Sam Francis working in his studio

Sam Francis working in his studio, 1989 Nov.

Creator: Andre Emmerich

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Philip Martiny and models used for sculptures

Philip Martiny and models used for sculptures, ca. 1892

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Elizabeth Shippen Green, Violet Oakley, Jessie Willcox Smith and Henrietta Cozens in their Chestnut Street studio

Elizabeth Shippen Green, Violet Oakley, Jessie Willcox Smith and Henrietta Cozens in their Chestnut Street studio, ca. 1901

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Commission for Seated Lincoln Statue

Commission for Seated Lincoln Statue, 1909 Sept. 19

Creator: Kentucky Tablet Commission of the State of Kentucky

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Grant Wood in his studio

Grant Wood in his studio, 1931

Creator: John W. Barry

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Dennis Miller Bunker letter to Eleanor Hardy

Dennis Miller Bunker letter to Eleanor Hardy, 1890

Creator: Dennis Miller Bunker

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Ellen Hulda Johnson's visit to James Rosenquist's studio

Ellen Hulda Johnson's visit to James Rosenquist's studio, 1964 Apr. 3

Creator: Ellen H. Johnson

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Nickolas Muray's studio at 129 MacDougal Street

Nickolas Muray's studio at 129 MacDougal Street, ca. 1920

Creator: Nickolas Muray

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William Merritt Chase at work in his studio

William Merritt Chase at work in his studio, ca. 1910

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John Sloan letter to Walter Pach

John Sloan letter to Walter Pach, 1920 June 9

Creator: John French Sloan

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