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Anne Goldthwaite papers, 1910-1950

Anne Goldthwaite papers, 1910-1950

Goldthwaite, Anne, 1869-1944

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.3 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Anne Goldthwaite measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1950. Found within the papers are memoirs of Goldthwaite and her grandmother; clippings and exhibition catalogs; and photographs of Goldthwaite, her family and friends, and her work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Anne Goldthwaite (1869-1944) was painter and printmaker for the WPA and lived and worked in Alabama and New York, New York.

Provenance

The Anne Goldthwaite papers were donated by Lucy Goldthwaite in 1967 and a watercolor was donated by Ruth Anderson in 1982.

Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

A Finding Aid to the Anne Goldthwaite Papers, 1910-1950, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Judy Ng
Biographical/Historical note
Painter and printmaker Anne Goldthwaite (1869-1944) lived and worked in Alabama and New York, New York. Goldthwaite was born in Montgomery, Alabama, spent her childhood in Dallas, Texas, and with the encouragement of family, moved to New York to pursue her art studies in 1892. There, she studied art with her mentor, Walter Shirlaw, at the National Academy of Design. In 1906, Goldthwaite traveled to Paris and became part of the circle of modern artists who founded the Académie Moderne. While her friends were exploring modernist styles, her style of painting remained figurative. She returned to America in 1913, and her work was selected for exhibition in the Armory Show.
From 1922 to 1944, Goldthwaite taught at the Art Students League and received private portrait commissions. During the summers, she would return to Montgomery, Alabama, which remained a rich source for her works of genre scenes of the south. Goldthwaite served as president of the New York Society of Women Artists from 1937-1938 and died in New York City in 1944.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 1 series.
Series 1: Anne Goldthwaite papers, 1910-1950 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OV 2)
Scope and Contents note
The papers of painter Anne Goldthwaite measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1950. Found within the papers are memoirs of Goldthwaite and her grandmother; clippings and exhibition catalogs; and photographs of Goldthwaite, her family and friends, and her work.
Provenance
The Anne Goldthwaite papers were donated by Lucy Goldthwaite in 1967 and a watercolor was donated by Ruth Anderson in 1982.
Processing Information note
Materials received a preliminary level of arrangement at some point after donation and were later microfilmed. The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Judy Ng in 2014, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal processing tactics when possible in order to increase information about and access to more of our collections.
Minimal processing included arrangement to the series and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with folder titles, but not arranged further. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders.

Additional Forms Available

Portions of this collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reel D359 at the Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the papers as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm due to reprocessing.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Anne Goldthwaite papers, 1910-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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