Art and artists
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.4428
Overview Papers of artist and author Alvena V. Seckar, collected by her friend Alice McMechen. Collection includes newspaper and magazine articles; material regarding work-in-progress "Jewels of Memory"; invitations to Seckar's birthday parties, correspondence, photographs, artworks, and copies of two of Seckar's books.
Dates: 1945-1957, 1973-2008, undated
Collection Number: A&M.2002
Overview Correspondence, 1954-1968, typescripts, class notes, course outlines, clippings, pamphlets, paintings, and photographs of an artist and author. Subjects include Islamic, Arabic, and Near Eastern art and the work of Paul Hogarth. Paintings include [Coal Country Scene], oil on canvas, 25 x 30, ca. 1960; [Two Children on House Steps], oil on board, 24.5 x 28, ca. 1960; and Hazel Coal Mine, oil on board, 26 x 28, ca. 1960. This collection also includes an antique children's book slate (dating from...
Collection Number: A&M.0556
Overview Final manuscripts, drafts, and revisions of young adult novels written and illustrated by Alvena Seckar, including "Zuska of the Burning Hills" and "Trapped in the Old Mine".
Collection Number: A&M.4204
Overview Papers of artist and author Alvena Seckar, who spent much of her early life in West Virginia. Includes writings by Seckar, including both autobiographical and fictional writings; photographs, mainly of Seckar, her family, and her artwork; family documents; correspondence; scrapbooks; and other material. Please be aware that parts of the collection have been minimally processed and therefore remain in their original physical and intellectual arrangement. See "Scope and Contents" note for...
Collection Number: A&M.4155
Overview Watercolor painting titled "The Hornor Girls' Farm-Summer" by Ann L. "Annie" Linger (21 1/2 in. x 28 1/2 in.). This painting was created for a fundraiser to protest the construction of the Stonewall Jackson Dam.
Collection Number: A&M.4387
Content Description Publications and sound recordings documenting the career of Ann Magnuson, an actress, performance artist, and nightclub performer who grew up in Charleston, West Virginia. She worked at Club 57 in New York, a gathering place for artists such as Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.Includes:Series 1. Publications and Excerpts, boxes 1-5, 1983-2018 Series 2. Performance and Other Posters, box 6, 1991-2018 Series 3. Performance Programs and Related Material, box 7,...
Dates: ca. 1973-2019
Collection Number: A&M.3869
Overview Professional and personal papers of Arthur J. "Pete" Ballard, a teacher, museum curator, and costume artist. He taught at the North Carolina School of the Arts, curated the costume collection at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and exhibited his work as a painter and costume artist. The collection includes project files documenting his work involving costume and painting exhibits, lectures, and theatrical productions; slides and photographs of...
Dates: ca. 1930-2015
Collection Number: A&M.4472
Collection Number: A&M.3880
Overview Papers of West Virginia artist Bernie Peace who taught at West Liberty State College in the Wheeling area for 35 years, from 1960-1995. Includes notebooks of slides of artworks, exhibit programs, and clippings, among other material. Addenda include 56 photo collages, and 23 artworks of mixed media.
Dates: ca. 1960-2013
Collection Number: A&M.2008
Overview Photographs, postcards, engravings, sketches, art tools, correspondence, pamphlets, recipes and newspaper clippings belonging to Blanche Lazzell, a West Virginia born leading American artist of the inter-war years. The collection reflects her development as an artist from her student days at West Virginia University to the end of the Korean War. Addenda include correspondence, genealogy, published material, photos, prints, drawings, news clippings, and mementos of Blanche Lazzell. Addenda...