Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Warshaw, Howard
Title
Howard Warshaw papers
ID
M244
Date [inclusive]
1921-2004
Extent
1.5 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Artwork, clippings, lecture notes, typescripts, reviews, notices, exhibition catalogs, and related materials by and concerning Howard Warshaw. Original artwork includes approximately 200 pen-and-ink drawings, oil paintings, works in gouache, watercolors, and engravings

Preferred Citation

Howard Warshaw Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Howard Raphael Warshaw (1920-1977) was born in New York City in 1920. He died in 1977 at the age of 56. He attended Pratt Institute and at age 11 was invited to study at the National Academy of Design. By 18 he was auditing classes at Columbia University, studying at the Art Students League and exhibiting his work. In 1950, Warshaw took a teaching position at the University of Iowa, followed by a position at the Jepson Art Institute in Los Angeles. The bulk of his teaching career was at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Warshaw spent the fall of 1969 as a visiting professor of art at Bowdoin College. Besides teaching, he exhibited his paintings and became known for his murals, including Deposition and the Daily News (1969), which hangs in the Franklin Pierce Reading Room at Bowdoin College Library. During his life Warshaw gained national recognition, and prominent museums collected his work. The Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art and the University of California, Santa Barbara, have extensive Warshaw holdings.


Scope and Content

Artwork, clippings, lecture notes, typescripts, reviews, notices, exhibition catalogs, and related materials by and concerning Howard Warshaw. Original artwork includes approximately 200 pen-and-ink drawings, oil paintings, works in gouache, watercolors, and engravings. A digital copy of the "Howard Warshaw Notebook" (on compact discs) includes image files of Warshaw artwork and text files with a Warshaw biography/bibliography. There are also copies of material held by the Howard Warshaw Estate including letters, notes, articles, manuscripts, and images of his work. Three monographs by Warshaw, Los Angeles Art Community: Group Portrait (1977); Drawings on Drawing: a Graphic Reflection of the Language of Drawing (1981); and Drawings of the Watergate Hearings (1973), have been separated from the Howard Warshaw Papers and added to the book collections of Bowdoin College.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

 M244.1 Artwork   0.75 linear feet

Series Description:

Artwork by Warshaw, including approximately 200 original pen-and-ink drawings, oil paintings, works in gouache, watercolors, and engravings. There are metal plates from Warshaw's well-known study of hands, photographs of some of his exhibits, exhibit catalogs, and clippings relating to Warshaw's art. Also included is a digital copy of the "Howard Warshaw Notebook" that includes Warshaw artwork as well as text files with a Warshaw biography/bibliography.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1-27

Artwork (original) 

    Ovsz-Box
    E

    Artwork (original) 

      Box Folder
      1 28-31

      Clippings, etc. 

        1 32

        Exhibition catalogs (Art of America magazine) 

          1 33

          Exhibition catalogs (College Art Journal) 

            1 34

            Exhibition catalogs (Los Angeles County Museum) 

              1 35

              Exhibition catalogs (Santa Barbara, Jeppsen Art Institute) 

                1 36

                Exhibit catalogs (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum) 

                  1 37

                  Exhibit catalog (Sullivan Gross Gallery), 2004 

                    1 38

                    Exhibit photos 

                      AV Box
                      Mss CD 1

                      "Howard Warshaw Notebook": digital copy; two CD's with image files of Warshaw artwork (Adobe Photoshop format) plus text files with a Warshaw biography/bibliography 

                        Mss CD 1

                        "Howard Warshaw Notebook": digital copy; one CD with JPEG copies of image files 

                          Box Folder
                          1 39

                          Metal plates of hands 


                             M244.2 Teaching Materials   0.25 linear feet

                            Series Description:

                            Warshaw's notes for lectures he delivered while teaching at the University of Iowa and Jepson Art Institute, as well as two notebooks that combine sketches and diagrams with notes for lectures. A typescript of "The Painter-Teacher," written by Warshaw describing the process of painters becoming teachers, is also included.

                            Arrangement:

                            Arranged alphabetically.

                            Access Restrictions:

                            No restrictions.

                            Box Folder
                            1 40

                            Lecture notes 

                              1 41

                              Notebook 

                                Ovsz-Box
                                E

                                Notebook 

                                  Box Folder
                                  1 42

                                  "The Painter-Teacher" [typescript; copy] 


                                     M244.3 Estate Archive   0.5 linear feet

                                    Series Description:

                                    This series contains copies of material held by the Howard Warshaw Estate. There are five volumes of collected papers which include letters, notes, articles, eulogies, legal documents, and manuscripts. There is also one volume of notes for "Vision Made Visible," a journal by Anna Raphael Warshaw, Warshaw's mother, and in German, Der weise Professor Virrus, by Stephan Lackner. In addition, there is a CD-ROM with files of JPEG images of Warshaw's works.

                                    Arrangement:

                                    Arranged alphabetically.

                                    Access Restrictions:

                                    No restrictions.

                                    Box Folder
                                    1 43-47

                                    "Howard Warshaw Collected Papers" (copies), v.1-5 

                                      AV Box
                                      Mss CD 1

                                      "Howard Warshaw Estate: Works," JPEG copies of image files organized by subject 

                                        Box Folder
                                        1 48

                                        Journal of Anna Raphael Warshaw, 1921-1942 (copy) 

                                          1 49

                                          Lackner, Stephan. Der weise Professor Virrus, 1963 (copy) 

                                            1 50

                                            "Notes for `Vision made Visible,' March 8, 1967" (copy)