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ACQUISITIONS


Gift of Michael Bakwin. Sam Cobean (1913-1951). Two editorial cartoons for Why Television Won’t Replace the Movies, Esquire, November 1948, pp. 67-68. Ink and ink wash on board, 22” x 15”

Gift of Anne Bascove. Bascove (b. 1946). Selection of 517 original artworks and printing blocks. Various mediums

Gift of Stewart Edelstein. James Grashow (b. 1942). Fifty Illustrations for Dubious Doublets by Stewart Edelstein, 2003. Woodblock prints

Gift of The Eisenstat Collection. Ken Stuart (1905-1993)[Three Hunters], n.d. Pen and ink on illustration board, 7” x 5”

Gift of Harry S. Forrest. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Waiting for their turn to be heard, 1944. Story illustration for Norman Rockwell Visits a Ration Board, The Saturday Evening Post, July 15, 1944. Pencil on paper, 5 ¾” x 4 ½”

Gift of Anne Garrels. James Vinton “Vint” Lawrence (1939-2016). 191 editorial cartoons between 1973 and 2000. Ink and watercolor on paper, various sizes

Bequest of Mary Healy Hayes. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Portrait of Peter Lind Hayes, 1960-1961. Graphite and charcoal on paper, 16 ½” x 10 7/8”

Bequest of Mary Healy Hayes. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Portrait of Mary Healy Hayes, 1960-1961. Graphite and charcoal on paper, 16 ½” x 10 7/8”

Gift of Robert T. Horvath Leslie Thrasher (1889-1936)[Woman and Girl in Pew], n.d. Pencil and crayon on board, 12” x 9”

Gift of Robert T. Horvath. Wallace Morgan (1875-1948)[WWI Soldier feeding woman in bed], c. 1936. Pen and gouache on board, 14” x 20”

Gift of Robert T. Horvath. Tom Lovell (1909-1997)[Deep Sea Divers], n.d. Oil on board, 25 ½” x 17 ¼”, framed

Gift of Robert T. Horvath. Wallace Morgan (1875-1948)[WWI Soldier feeding woman in bed], c. 1936. Pen and gouache on board, 14” x 20”

Gift of Robert T. Horvath. Norman Mills Price (1877-1951) The girl led us on into and through crooked alleys and lanes deep between crazy houses, c. 1931. Illustration for Silver Knees by Robert W. Chambers, Liberty Magazine, January 17, 1931. Oil on board, 17” x 14”

Gift of Robert T. Horvath. Ellen Pyle (1876-1936). Flower Children, 1934. Study illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, May 5, 1934. Oil on Masonite, 20” x 16 ¼”

Gift of Robert T. Horvath. T. D. Skidmore (1884-1956) Leslie formed a habit of calling on her. She was not as beautiful as she seemed on stage, but she was very good to look at and she placed no undue emphasis on his visits, 1921. Illustration for The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart, McClure’s, September 1921, p. 12. Oil on board, 27” x 21 1/8”

Gift of Robert T. Horvath. Leslie Thrasher (1889-1936)[Woman and Girl in Pew], n.d. Pencil and crayon on board, 12” x 9”

Gift of Virginia Irwin. George Booth (b. 1926) I wish Ralph would stop singing so much about pollution and help me do the dishes once in a while., n.d. Pen and ink on paper, 12” x 8 ¾”

Gift of Robert & Magdalen Livesey. Thirty-eight additional artworks from the Famous Artists School Collection. Various mediums

Gift of Wendell Minor
Wendell Minor (b. 1944)
Two book cover illustrations
Various mediums

Purchase
Julian Allen (1942-1998). Witness a daunting influx of emigre, 1983. Illustration for The Émigré by Elizabeth Hardwick, Esquire, December 1983, pp 608-9. Oil on board, 17” x 23 ½”

Purchase
Julian Allen (1942-1998). Witness a daunting influx of emigre, 1983. Illustration for The Émigré by Elizabeth Hardwick, Esquire, December 1983, pp 608-9. Oil on board, 17” x 23 ½”

Gift of Anne Schomaker. Howard Knotts (1822-2004) Greeting card illustration and six sketchbooks

Gift of Janice Verhoek. Paul Bowermaster (1912-1998) Selection of 68 original artworks. Various mediums
Listed alphabetically by donor’s last name.

 

George Bain
Descendants of John Dwight, Volumes I and II

Anne Bascove
Approximately three cubic feet of books and ephemera including tearsheets, proofs, news clippings, and correspondence

Maggie Helck Brigham
Peter Helck archives (approx. 1,000)
32 boxes containing photos, tearsheets, correspondence, and ephemera

Terry Brown
November 3, 1906 issue of Tip Top Weekly

Alice Carter
Negatives for Red Rose Girls images (390)

Holly Frohnapple Chorba
Four Freedom’s war bond posters sized 40”x56”
Freedom to Worship
Freedom From Fear
Freedom From Want

Bill Cormier
180 Harper’s Weekly tearsheets featuring Thomas Nast illustrations

Martin Diamond
Two cubic feet of personal papers along with one library book and five exhibition catalogs
Index Card Sales Records of Danenberg Galleries and Martin Diamond Gallery totaling one cubic foot (approx. 100)

Stewart Edelstein
One cubic foot of materials relating to Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson (approx. 50)

Mary Emerson
Collection of letters from Norman Rockwell to Carroll Blunt

Anne Garrels
Seven books of tearsheets
Correspondence, ephemera and clippings totaling one cubic foot

Larry Gray
Set of eight Norman Rockwell drinking glasses

Bill Hargreaves
Seven cubic feet of illustration ephemera featuring the art of F.X. Leyendecker (536)

Patricia Herbert
Letter from Norman Rockwell to Merle Sawyer dated Sept. 9, 1975

Mrs. Judy Herman
Informational Booklet from Four Freedoms War Bond Show
Issued by U.S. Treasury Dept. and The Saturday Evening Post

Bob Horvath
Historical Account of the Ephrata Cloister and the Seventh Day Baptist Society, pamphlet, undated.
True Magazine, October 1959
Harper’s Young People, November 4, 1884
Harper’s Young People, June 10, 1984
Saturday Evening Post, May 5 1934, full magazine, 2 copies.
Harpers Monthly, Volume 125 (donated later)
Tom Lovell, miscellaneous proofs

James Kimble
1942 issue of the publication The War for Freedom

Michael G. Kurcias
Set of Four Freedoms war bond posters
Remember December 7th poster (unidentified artist)
United We Stand poster (unidentified artist)
Four Freedoms stamps

Dr. Steven Lomazow
June 2, 1945 issue of Liberty Magazine

Museum purchases
American Magazine, April 1939
Cinderfella movie poster

Marian Raser
One copy of Willie Was Different: The Story of an Ugly Thrushling, signed by Norman and Molly Rockwell

Janice Verhoek
Two cubic feet of archival material relating to artist Paul Bowermaster, including proofs, tearsheets, awards, books, and magazines

Westport Library/William Harmer, Director
Seven cubic feet of materials pertaining to Al Dorne and other Connecticut illustrators (approx. 50 folders)

Terry Considine Williams
Letter from Norman Rockwell to Brian Williams dated March 28, 1948

Art Acquisitions

Gift of Michael Bakwin
Sam Cobean (1913-1951)
Two editorial cartoons for Why Television Won’t Replace the Movies, Esquire, November 1948, pp. 67-68.
Ink and ink wash on board, 22” x 15”

Gift of Anne Bascove. Bascove (b. 1946)
Selection of 517 original artworks and printing blocks
Various mediums

Gift of Stewart Edelstein
James Grashow (b. 1942)
Fifty Illustrations for Dubious Doublets by Stewart Edelstein, 2003
Woodblock prints

Gift of The Eisenstat Collection
Ken Stuart (1905-1993)[Three Hunters], n.d.
Pen and ink on illustration board, 7” x 5”

Gift of Harry S. Forrest
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Waiting for their turn to be heard, 1944
Story illustration for Norman Rockwell Visits a Ration Board, The Saturday Evening Post, July 15, 1944
Pencil on paper, 5 ¾” x 4 ½”

Gift of Anne Garrels
James Vinton “Vint” Lawrence (1939-2016)
191 editorial cartoons between 1973 and 2000
Ink and watercolor on paper, various sizes

Bequest of Mary Healy Hayes
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Portrait of Peter Lind Hayes, 1960-1961
Graphite and charcoal on paper, 16 ½” x 10 7/8”

Bequest of Mary Healy Hayes
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Portrait of Mary Healy Hayes, 1960-1961
Graphite and charcoal on paper, 16 ½” x 10 7/8”

Gift of Robert T. Horvath
Leslie Thrasher (1889-1936)[Woman and Girl in Pew], n.d.
Pencil and crayon on board, 12” x 9”

Gift of Robert T. Horvath
Wallace Morgan (1875-1948)[WWI Soldier feeding woman in bed], c. 1936
Pen and gouache on board, 14” x 20”

Gift of Robert T. Horvath
Tom Lovell (1909-1997)[Deep Sea Divers], n.d.
Oil on board, 25 ½” x 17 ¼”, framed
Gift of Robert T. Horvath
Wallace Morgan (1875-1948)[WWI Soldier feeding woman in bed], c. 1936
Pen and gouache on board, 14” x 20”
Gift of Robert T. Horvath
Norman Mills Price (1877-1951)
The girl led us on into and through crooked alleys and lanes deep between crazy houses, c. 1931
Illustration for Silver Knees by Robert W. Chambers, Liberty Magazine, January 17, 1931
Oil on board, 17” x 14”
Gift of Robert T. Horvath
Ellen Pyle (1876-1936)
Flower Children, 1934
Study illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, May 5, 1934
Oil on Masonite, 20” x 16 ¼”
Gift of Robert T. Horvath
T. D. Skidmore (1884-1956)
Leslie formed a habit of calling on her. She was not as beautiful as she seemed on stage, but she was very good to look at and she placed no undue emphasis on his visits, 1921
Illustration for The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart, McClure’s, September 1921, p. 12
Oil on board, 27” x 21 1/8”
Gift of Robert T. Horvath
Leslie Thrasher (1889-1936)[Woman and Girl in Pew], n.d.
Pencil and crayon on board, 12” x 9”
Gift of Virginia Irwin
George Booth (b. 1926)
I wish Ralph would stop singing so much about pollution and help me do the dishes once in a while., n.d.
Pen and ink on paper, 12” x 8 ¾”
Gift of Robert & Magdalen Livesey
Thirty-eight additional artworks from the Famous Artists School Collection
Various mediums
Gift of Wendell Minor
Wendell Minor (b. 1944)
Two book cover illustrations
Various mediums
Purchase
Julian Allen (1942-1998)
Witness a daunting influx of emigre, 1983
Illustration for The Émigré by Elizabeth Hardwick, Esquire, December 1983, pp 608-9
Oil on board, 17” x 23 ½”
Purchase
Julian Allen (1942-1998)
Witness a daunting influx of emigre, 1983
Illustration for The Émigré by Elizabeth Hardwick, Esquire, December 1983, pp 608-9
Oil on board, 17” x 23 ½”
Gift of Anne Schomaker
Howard Knotts (1822-2004)
Greeting card illustration and six sketchbooks
Gift of Janice Verhoek
Paul Bowermaster (1912-1998)
Selection of 68 original artworks
Various mediums

Archival Acquisitions

Listed alphabetically by donor’s last name.

 

George Bain
Descendants of John Dwight, Volumes I and II

Anne Bascove
Approximately three cubic feet of books and ephemera including tearsheets, proofs, news clippings, and correspondence

Maggie Helck Brigham
Peter Helck archives (approx. 1,000)
32 boxes containing photos, tearsheets, correspondence, and ephemera

Terry Brown
November 3, 1906 issue of Tip Top Weekly

Alice Carter
Negatives for Red Rose Girls images (390)

Holly Frohnapple Chorba
Four Freedom’s war bond posters sized 40”x56”
Freedom to Worship
Freedom From Fear
Freedom From Want

Bill Cormier
180 Harper’s Weekly tearsheets featuring Thomas Nast illustrations

Martin Diamond
Two cubic feet of personal papers along with one library book and five exhibition catalogs
Index Card Sales Records of Danenberg Galleries and Martin Diamond Gallery totaling one cubic foot (approx. 100)

Stewart Edelstein
One cubic foot of materials relating to Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson (approx. 50)

Mary Emerson
Collection of letters from Norman Rockwell to Carroll Blunt

Anne Garrels
Seven books of tearsheets
Correspondence, ephemera and clippings totaling one cubic foot

Larry Gray
Set of eight Norman Rockwell drinking glasses

Bill Hargreaves
Seven cubic feet of illustration ephemera featuring the art of F.X. Leyendecker (536)

Patricia Herbert
Letter from Norman Rockwell to Merle Sawyer dated Sept. 9, 1975

Mrs. Judy Herman
Informational Booklet from Four Freedoms War Bond Show
Issued by U.S. Treasury Dept. and The Saturday Evening Post

Bob Horvath
Historical Account of the Ephrata Cloister and the Seventh Day Baptist Society, pamphlet, undated.
True Magazine, October 1959
Harper’s Young People, November 4, 1884
Harper’s Young People, June 10, 1984
Saturday Evening Post, May 5 1934, full magazine, 2 copies.
Harpers Monthly, Volume 125 (donated later)
Tom Lovell, miscellaneous proofs

James Kimble
1942 issue of the publication The War for Freedom

Michael G. Kurcias
Set of Four Freedoms war bond posters
Remember December 7th poster (unidentified artist)
United We Stand poster (unidentified artist)
Four Freedoms stamps

Dr. Steven Lomazow
June 2, 1945 issue of Liberty Magazine

Museum purchases
American Magazine, April 1939
Cinderfella movie poster

Marian Raser
One copy of Willie Was Different: The Story of an Ugly Thrushling, signed by Norman and Molly Rockwell

Janice Verhoek
Two cubic feet of archival material relating to artist Paul Bowermaster, including proofs, tearsheets, awards, books, and magazines

Westport Library/William Harmer, Director
Seven cubic feet of materials pertaining to Al Dorne and other Connecticut illustrators (approx. 50 folders)

Terry Considine Williams
Letter from Norman Rockwell to Brian Williams dated March 28, 1948