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Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960

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Series 8: Notes and Writings , 1875-1950
(Box 9-10, 22; 1.2 linear feet)

Notes and writings consist of miscellaneous notes and typescripts of lectures and published articles not directly related to Watson's work for the U. S. Treasury Department. There is also a set of notebook pages containing a list of articles, miscellaneous notes and typescripts.
Description Container Select
Notebook Pages, 1940-1946
(9 folders)
9
47-55
Notebook Pages, undated
22
3
Lists, 1929-1930, undated
9
56
Manuscript Fragments, undated
9
57
Typescript Fragments, undated
9
58
Typescript Fragments, undated
22
4
Typescript "1913-1923" Concerning the Armory Show, undated
9
59
Radio Talk Typescripts Ghost-Written by Forbes Watson for Others, undated
9
60
Typescripts of Lectures 3-5, undated
9
61
"The American Artist's Opportunity,", undated
9
62
Speech Delivered to American Society of Painters, Gravers, and Sculptors, undated
9
63
Art Students League Lecture No. 1, undated
9
64
Lecture for Cedar Rapids, undated
9
65
Lecture on Prints for Cleveland, undated
9
66
Columbia Lecture No. 2, undated
9
67
Whitney Museum of American Art Talks, undated
9
68
"The Accepted Thing, the New Vision, a Curious Animosity, the Enemies of Art,", undated
9
69
"The Aftermath of Modernism,", undated
9
70
"Art in the New America,", undated
9
71
"The Background of Present-Day Painting, undated
(2 folders)
9
72-73
"Evasion and Stylization,", undated
9
74
"Cezanne,", undated
9
75
"Chinese", undated
22
5
"Civilized Contemporary Painting,", undated
9
76
"Communism's Gift to the United States,", undated
9
77
"Contemporary Portraits,", undated
9
78
"The Cost of a Painting,", undated
9
79
"Eighteenth Century Europe,", undated
(2 folders)
9
80-81
Concerning Exhibition of American Art, undated
9
82
"Exhibitions Coming and Going,", undated
9
83
"Flemish, Dutch, and Spanish Art,", undated
(2 folders)
9
84-85
"Free Exhibitions,", undated
9
86
"From Walk-Up to the Land,", undated
9
87
"Gothic,", undated
9
88
"Gothic", undated
22
6
"Greek Art,", undated
(2 folders)
9
89-90
"The Home Product,", undated
9
91
"How the Artist Feels about It,", undated
9
92
"Hustling 'Em Off the Stage,", undated
9
93
"In at the Birth,", undated
9
94
Concerning Independents, undated
9
95
"Is There an American Art?,", undated
9
96
"The Material Uses of the Fake,", undated
9
97
"Henri Matisse", undated
9
98
"Modern Trends in Art,", undated
9
99
"National Character in American Art,", undated
9
100
"Opportunities in the Arts,", undated
9
101
"Parisian Taste in America,", undated
9
102
"The Power of Modesty,", undated
9
103
"Regionalism,", undated
9
104
"Religion in Art,", undated
9
105
"Renaissance (Early)", undated
22
7
"Renaissance 2,", undated
9
106
"The Role of the Subject in Painting,", undated
9
107
"Roman and Byzantine Art,", undated
9
108
"The Significance of Modern Painting,", undated
9
109
"Social Consciousness Returns to Art,", undated
9
110
Concerning Maurice Sterne, undated
9
111
"Twenty-Five Years Ago,", undated
9
112
"Two Realities,", undated
9
113
"Uncommissioned Portraits,", undated
9
114
"The Word Modern,", undated
9
115
"The World of Art,", undated
9
116
"Lectures Held at Art Students League of New York,", 1924
9
117
Concerning Early American Murals, 1926
9
118
"The Root of Art,", 1929
9
119
"The Blessings of the Crash,", 1929-1930
9
120
Concerning the Society of Independent Artists, Inc., 1931
9
121
"Miss Lizzie Bliss,", 1931
9
122
"Whitney Museum Talk,", 1931
9
123
Concerning Exhibition of Society of Independent Artists, Inc., 1932
9
124
"Dali and Rockwell,", 1933
9
125
Typescript Fragment, 1934
9
126
"The American Scene,", 1934
9
127
"The People and Their Art,", 1935
10
1
"Egyptian Art,", 1936
10
2
"The Fate of Unheralded Acts,", 1936
10
3
Art Teachers' Lecture at Howard University, 1936
10
4
"Bibliography of American Painting,", 1937
10
5
"The Pattern of Our Period,", 1937
(3 folders)
10
6-8
"What With One Fair and Another,", 1939
10
9
Report "Community Arts Program,", 1939
10
10
"God Bless America,", 1940
10
11
"Serious Joys,", 1940
10
12
Lecture at Art Students League, 1940
10
13
Lecture for Washington Dance Association at the Phillips Gallery, 1940
10
14
"The Benefit of Great Art,", 1941
10
15
Book Review of Winslow Homer by Lloyd Goodrich, 1944
10
16
"Interview with Colonel Kemper at the Pentagon,", 1944
10
17
"George Bellows: the Boy Wonder of American Painting,", 1945
10
18
Radio Talk by Forbes Watson and Nancy Osgood, 1945
10
19
"Museum Public Relations,", 1946
10
20
"Incidents - No. 2,", 1946
10
21
"The Artist's Position in the Community,", 1946
10
22
"Art Lectures,", 1946
10
23
"The Picture That Mr. Widener Liked,", 1947
10
24
Art Students League Talks 2, 3, 5, and 6 Concerning 19th Century American Painting, 1947
(4 folders)
10
25-28
"Kuniyoshi,", 1948
10
29
"Painters, Sculptors, and Public,", 1949
10
30
Art Students League Talk No. 1 "Popes, Princes, and Public,", 1949
10
31
Art Students League Talk No. 2 "Feathers and Wings,", 1949
10
32
Art Students League Talk (No. 2) "El Greco, Velasquez, and Goya,", 1949
10
33
Art Students League Talk No. 3 "Portraits Commissioned and Uncommissioned,", 1949
(2 folders)
10
34-35
Art Students League Talk No. 4 "The Artist's Education, Etc.,", 1949
10
36
Art Students League Talk No. 5 "The Museum and the Artist,", 1949
10
37
Art Students League Talk No. 6 "The Achievement of Two Ladies,", 1949
(2 folders)
10
38-39
Art Students League Talk No. 7 "The Army and Art,", 1949
10
40
Art Students League Talk (No. 7) "What the Public Buys,", 1949
10
41
Art Students League Talk No. 9 "Art on the Wall?Master or Servant?,", 1949
(2 folders)
10
42-43
Art Students League Talk No. 10 "Publicity, the Modern Monster,", 1949
10
44
"American Painting 1750 to 1950,", 1950
10
45
Metropolitan Museum Talks 1, 2, and 3 "Twentieth Century American Painting,", 1950
(8 folders)
10
46-53
"Part II (Reminiscences)" by Unidentified Author, undated
10
54
"Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries?" by J. W. Powell, 1875
10
55
"Sculpture and Americans" by Robert Cronbach, undated
10
56
"The Expositions in Paris" by Marc Debrol, undated
10
57
"Louis David: His Modern Appeal" by Alys M. Decker, undated
10
58
"The Third Dimension in Painting" by E. Dickson, undated
10
59
"Federal Character in Architecture" by Charles Goodman, undated
10
60
"Awards of the Mighty" by Guido, undated
10
61
"New Painters of sentiment and Mystery" by Henry Russell Hitchcock, Jr., undated
10
62
"A Note on H. E. Schnakenbert" by Mildred Palmer, undated
10
63
"Modernism in the Midwest" by Sam Putnam, undated
10
64
"Head in Natural Maine boulder," "In Affection," "Mother and Child," "The Reclining Cat," and "The Spirit of the Dance," by William Zorach, undated
10
65
"Random Notes" Possibly by Allen Tucker or Marget Sargent, 1926
10
66
"Zapotec Urns" by E. P. Richardson, 1930
10
67
"Notes on the Whitney Museum of American Art" by Eleanor Lambert, 1930-1931
10
68
"Do We Need A Museum of Modern Art?" by Unidentified Author, 1931
10
69
"Exhibition of Newer Super-Realism at the Morgan Memorial" by A. Everett Austin, Jr., 1931
10
70
"The Modern Artist and the Modern World" by Frank Callcott, 1931
10
71

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