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Series 5 | A Finding Aid to the Robert Bruce Inverarity papers, circa 1840s-1997

Robert Bruce Inverarity papers, circa 1840s-1997

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Series 5: Art Work, circa 1840s-1969, undated
(Boxes 6, 12, 16, OV 21; 1.3 linear ft.)

Most of Inverarity's sketchbooks are in published books that were converted to sketchbooks by replacing most of the text block with tipped in sheets of drawing paper. In addition to pencil and ink drawings, and a small number of watercolors they include notes scattered throughout. Vol. 1 contains sketches of places in Washington and California, and includes designs for woodcarving. Vol. 2 contains sketches of places in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and the Midwest. Vols. 3, 4 and 5 contain sketches of places in Washington. Vols. 6 and 7 contain sketches of Alaska. Vol. 8 contains sketches of unidentified subjects. Notes of particular interest are on camouflage (Vol. 6) and artists' materials and techniques (Vol. 8).
Art work by other artists includes a gouache by Tobey, produced in his youth and said to be his first painting. Drawings include caricatures of Inverarity by Anfinson and unknown. Display panels for a small exhibit on Airbrush Stencil Prints produced by the WPA Federal Art Project include didactic text with photographs of the technique, sample stencils, prints at various stages of completion, and finished prints.
In addition, there are drawings among Inverarity's writings and notes (Series 3), among notes in subject files (Series 4) and filed with some of the WPA printed material (Series 8).
This series is arranged as 2 subseries:
5.1: By Inverarity, 1928-1969, undated
5.2: By Other Artists, circa 1840s-1964
5.1:By Inverarity, 1928-1969, undated
DescriptionContainer
Design for Boeing Brochures, circa 1946
6
10
Drawings and Notes for Book Designs, 1967-1969
6
11-13
Drawings and Sketches, 1929-circa 1941, undated
6
14
Sketchbooks
Volumes 1 and 2, 1928-1941, undated
6
15
Volumes 3, 5, and 6, 1941-1942, undated
6
16
Volumes 7 and 8, undated
6
17
5.2:By Other Artists, circa 1840s-1964
DescriptionContainer
Drawings (pencil, ink, and charcoal), Anfinson - Warshaw and Unknown, undated
Anfinson, Friatson
Bird, Reilly
Lozkins (?)
Polloen, A. L.
Royer, Dorothy
Warshaw, Howard
Unknown
6
18
Paintings
Inverarity, Madeline (oil portrait of Miss Wallace-Dunlap by Inverarity's great-great grandmother; framed), undated
6
19
Tobey, Mark (watercolor and gouache), undated
6
20
Prints
Barnes, Ray and Unknown, 1937, undated
6
21
Matulka, Jan (framed), undated
6
22
Sketches (pencil) by Mark Tobey, circa 1935
6
23
Airbrush Stencil Prints, WPA Federal Art Project Display, circa 1936-circa 1941
16
Drawings of Inverarity House (interior and exterior), 1964
OV 21

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.