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Woodmere Art Museum [Contact Us]
1930s-1980s
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Bernstein, Benjamin D., 1907-2003
Extent: 2 linear feet
Benjamin D. Bernstein (1907-2003) was a businessman and art collector in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Heavily involved in the transportation and shipping industries, Bernstein had a passion for art collecting. Bernstein collected art from local Philadelphia artists, as well as works from several European artists, including those who were part of the avant-garde CoBrA movement. During his lifetime, Bernstein amassed a large art collection and donated several items to a number of institutions and organizations in Pennsylvania and New York. The Benjamin D. Bernstein papers, 1930s-1980s, consist of materials related to Bernstein's art collection and artists represented in his collection. This collection includes correspondence, exhibition catalogs and gallery programs, photographs, sketchbooks, newspaper clippings, materials related to appraisal and authentication for items in Bernstein's collection, artist files, and other materials. A large portion of materials relate to artist Julius T. Bloch. (View full finding aid.)
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Benjamin D. Bernstein papers
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Bernstein, Benjamin D., 1907-2003
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2 linear feet
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Benjamin D. Bernstein (1907-2003) was a businessman and art collector in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Heavily involved in the transportation and shipping industries, Bernstein had a passion for art collecting. Bernstein collected art from local Philadelphia artists, as well as works from several European artists, including those who were part of the avant-garde CoBrA movement. During his lifetime, Bernstein amassed a large art collection and donated several items to a number of institutions and organizations in Pennsylvania and New York. The Benjamin D. Bernstein papers, 1930s-1980s, consist of materials related to Bernstein's art collection and artists represented in his collection. This collection includes correspondence, exhibition catalogs and gallery programs, photographs, sketchbooks, newspaper clippings, materials related to appraisal and authentication for items in Bernstein's collection, artist files, and other materials. A large portion of materials relate to artist Julius T. Bloch.
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Woodmere Art Museum [Contact Us]
circa 1919-1980s
Creator:
Antonelli, Severo
Extent: 4.5 linear feet
Severo Antonelli (1907-1995) was an internationally known Italian-American photographer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who is often associated with the futurist movement. In 1938, he founded the Antonelli Institute, a photograph and graphic design school, and remained its president until he retired in 1974. Antonelli was active in the Philadelphia arts community and his work is part of the permanent collection at Woodmere Art Museum. The Severo Antonelli papers, circa 1919-1980s, consist of photographs, printed matter and publications, letters, ephemera, artifacts and other materials relating to Antonelli's activities and work. There are also materials from the Antonelli School of Photography, now the Antonelli Institute. (View full finding aid.)
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Severo Antonelli papers
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Antonelli, Severo
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WAM.05
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4.5 linear feet
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circa 1919-1980s
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Severo Antonelli (1907-1995) was an internationally known Italian-American photographer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who is often associated with the futurist movement. In 1938, he founded the Antonelli Institute, a photograph and graphic design school, and remained its president until he retired in 1974. Antonelli was active in the Philadelphia arts community and his work is part of the permanent collection at Woodmere Art Museum. The Severo Antonelli papers, circa 1919-1980s, consist of photographs, printed matter and publications, letters, ephemera, artifacts and other materials relating to Antonelli's activities and work. There are also materials from the Antonelli School of Photography, now the Antonelli Institute.
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Woodmere Art Museum [Contact Us]
circa 1882-1949
Creator:
Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation
Extent: 50 linear feet
Violet Oakley (1874-1961) was a painter, muralist, and stained glass designer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the first American woman to receive a public mural commission. She is best known for the series of murals she completed for the Pennsylvania State Capitol and her Renaissance-revival style of art. The Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation Violet Oakley collection, circa 1882-1949, consists of artworks and preliminary works done by Violet Oakley beginning from the time she was a child and adolescent to her adult work; works done by other Oakley family members including Violet's sister, Hester Oakley; materials used for reference, including reference photographs and scrapbooks on books, book making, and illuminated manuscripts; copies of Oakley's books The Holy Experiment: A Message to the World from Pennsylvania (1922) and Law Triumphant: The Opening of the Book of Law (1933); materials used to make copies of the books; and printed matter that contains work done by Oakley. (View full finding aid.)
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Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation Violet Oakley collection
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Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation
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WAM.03
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50 linear feet
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circa 1882-1949
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Violet Oakley (1874-1961) was a painter, muralist, and stained glass designer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the first American woman to receive a public mural commission. She is best known for the series of murals she completed for the Pennsylvania State Capitol and her Renaissance-revival style of art. The Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation Violet Oakley collection, circa 1882-1949, consists of artworks and preliminary works done by Violet Oakley beginning from the time she was a child and adolescent to her adult work; works done by other Oakley family members including Violet's sister, Hester Oakley; materials used for reference, including reference photographs and scrapbooks on books, book making, and illuminated manuscripts; copies of Oakley's books The Holy Experiment: A Message to the World from Pennsylvania (1922) and Law Triumphant: The Opening of the Book of Law (1933); materials used to make copies of the books; and printed matter that contains work done by Oakley.
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Woodmere Art Museum [Contact Us]
circa 1930s-2012
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Campbell, William H., 1915-2012
Extent: 25 linear feet
William H. Campbell (1915-2012) was an illustrator, painter, art director, and art teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a co-founder of the Main Point, a coffeehouse and intimate performing venue for folk artists established in 1964 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. An active participant in the Philadelphia arts community, Campbell had several group and solo exhibitions, and received awards from Philadelphia and New York art organizations. The William H. Campbell papers, circa 1930s-2012, consist of materials relating to Campbell's personal and professional life, including materials from Campbell's youth; materials relating to Campbell's art education, work as a commercial artist and teacher, and his own artwork and exhibitions; records and other materials from organizations in which Campbell was involved; artist files compiled by Campbell; photographs, slides, color transparencies, audiocassettes, VHS cassettes, and a film reel; scrapbooks; records from the Main Point coffeehouse; original artworks from Campbell; and other materials. (View full finding aid.)
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William H. Campbell papers
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Campbell, William H., 1915-2012
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WAM.02
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25 linear feet
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circa 1930s-2012
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William H. Campbell (1915-2012) was an illustrator, painter, art director, and art teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a co-founder of the Main Point, a coffeehouse and intimate performing venue for folk artists established in 1964 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. An active participant in the Philadelphia arts community, Campbell had several group and solo exhibitions, and received awards from Philadelphia and New York art organizations. The William H. Campbell papers, circa 1930s-2012, consist of materials relating to Campbell's personal and professional life, including materials from Campbell's youth; materials relating to Campbell's art education, work as a commercial artist and teacher, and his own artwork and exhibitions; records and other materials from organizations in which Campbell was involved; artist files compiled by Campbell; photographs, slides, color transparencies, audiocassettes, VHS cassettes, and a film reel; scrapbooks; records from the Main Point coffeehouse; original artworks from Campbell; and other materials.
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Woodmere Art Museum [Contact Us]
circa 1920s-2016 (bulk 1940-2016)
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Woodmere Art Museum
Extent: 236 linear feet
Woodmere Art Museum, located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was officially established in 1940 through the will of Philadelphia businessman, civic leader, and art collector, Charles Knox Smith (1845-1916) and is dedicated to Philadelphia-area artists. The building, grounds, and core of the museum's permanent collection were gifts of Smith, who purchased the Woodmere estate in 1898 and renovated it to better display his collection. As of 2016, Woodmere Art Museum boasts a number of indoor and outdoor spaces, in which it hosts various exhibitions, programs, art classes, lectures, performances, and other special events throughout the year. Woodmere Art Museum records, circa 1920s-2016 (bulk 1940-2016), consist of administrative and financial records, exhibition materials, collection records, object files, artist files, publicity materials, publications, history and research materials relating to Woodmere, photographs, papers from former employees and others associated with Woodmere, and materials from local arts and community organizations including the Chestnut Hill Cultural Alliance, Chestnut Hill Community Association, and the Regional Council of Community Art Centers. (View full finding aid.)
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Woodmere Art Museum records
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Woodmere Art Museum
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WAM.01
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236 linear feet
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circa 1920s-2016 (bulk 1940-2016)
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Woodmere Art Museum, located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was officially established in 1940 through the will of Philadelphia businessman, civic leader, and art collector, Charles Knox Smith (1845-1916) and is dedicated to Philadelphia-area artists. The building, grounds, and core of the museum's permanent collection were gifts of Smith, who purchased the Woodmere estate in 1898 and renovated it to better display his collection. As of 2016, Woodmere Art Museum boasts a number of indoor and outdoor spaces, in which it hosts various exhibitions, programs, art classes, lectures, performances, and other special events throughout the year. Woodmere Art Museum records, circa 1920s-2016 (bulk 1940-2016), consist of administrative and financial records, exhibition materials, collection records, object files, artist files, publicity materials, publications, history and research materials relating to Woodmere, photographs, papers from former employees and others associated with Woodmere, and materials from local arts and community organizations including the Chestnut Hill Cultural Alliance, Chestnut Hill Community Association, and the Regional Council of Community Art Centers.
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Woodmere Art Museum [Contact Us]
circa 1950s-2000s
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Woodmere Art Museum
Extent: 2 linear feet
Woodmere Art Museum, located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was officially established in 1940 through the will of Charles Knox Smith and is dedicated to Philadelphia-area artists. Woodmere Art Museum small collections of artists' papers, circa 1950s-2000s, consist of small amounts of photographs and slides, sketches, exhibition materials and other documents related to artwork, memorials, and other materials from artists who have a connection to Philadelphia and Woodmere Art Museum. Artists represented in the collection include Walter Erlebacher, Betty W. Hubbard, Jerome Kaplan, Charlotte Schatz, and Leon Sitarchuk. (View full finding aid.)
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Woodmere Art Museum small collections of artists' papers
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Woodmere Art Museum
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WAM.04
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2 linear feet
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circa 1950s-2000s
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Woodmere Art Museum, located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was officially established in 1940 through the will of Charles Knox Smith and is dedicated to Philadelphia-area artists. Woodmere Art Museum small collections of artists' papers, circa 1950s-2000s, consist of small amounts of photographs and slides, sketches, exhibition materials and other documents related to artwork, memorials, and other materials from artists who have a connection to Philadelphia and Woodmere Art Museum. Artists represented in the collection include Walter Erlebacher, Betty W. Hubbard, Jerome Kaplan, Charlotte Schatz, and Leon Sitarchuk.
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