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John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke papers, 1887-1965, bulk 1887-1925

John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke papers, 1887-1965, bulk 1887-1925

Mowbray-Clarke, John Frederick, 1869-1953

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor John Frederick and art critic Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1965, with the bulk of the material dating from 1887 to 1925. The collection consists of scattered biographical material, professional and personal correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, and artwork. Some material relates to the Sunwise Turn Book Shop operated by Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke.

Sunwise Turn Book Shop material is found within the correspondence and business records series. A poster and a exhibition catalog for John Frederick Mowbray-Clarke were printed by the book shop.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke was an art critic and instructor. Her husband, John Frederick Mowbray-Clarke, was a sculptor.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 1964 to 1968 by William Wilson, whose relationship to the Mowbray-Clarkes is unclear.

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Funding

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

A Finding Aid to the John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke Papers, 1887-1965, bulk 1887-1925, in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents note
The papers of sculptor John Frederick and art critic Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1965, with the bulk of the material dating from 1887 to 1925. The collection consists of scattered biographical material, professional and personal correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, and artwork. Some material relates to the Sunwise Turn Book Shop operated by Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke.
Sunwise Turn Book Shop material is found within the correspondence and business records series. A poster and a exhibition catalog for John Frederick Mowbray-Clarke were printed by the book shop.
Biographical/Historical note
Sculptor John Frederick Mowbray-Clarke (1869-1953) and art critic and bookshop owner Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke (1874-1962) were active in New York City and Rockland County, New York.
John Frederick Mowbray-Clarke was born in Jamaica in 1869 and studied at the Lambeth School of Art in London, England. He later settled in New York City and helped to organize the 1913 Armory Show. As a sculptor, Mowbray-Clarke worked primarly with metals. He married Mary Hogan, art critic and owner of the Sunwise Turn Book Shop. The Sunwise Turn Book Shop and the Mowbray-Clarkes' studio, Brocken, were gathering spots for artists and others to discuss art and politics. John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke died in 1952 and 1962, respectively.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 6 series.
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1887-1892 (2 folders; Box 1)
Series 2: Correspondence, 1901-1925, 1965 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1917-circa 1923 (4 folders; Box 1)
Series 4: Business Records, 1902-1925 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1919-1925 (3 folders; Box 1)
Series 6: Artwork, circa 1915 (1 folder; Box 1)
Provenance
The collection was donated in 1964 to 1968 by William Wilson, whose relationship to the Mowbray-Clarkes is unclear.
Processing Information note
The John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke papers were microfilmed upon receipt onto reels D169-D169A. In 2013, they were further processed and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson.

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

John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke papers, 1887-1965, bulk 1887-1925. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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