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Guide to the New York School of Art reference index (1896-1912), 1996-2006

Collection Overview

Repository

Kellen Design Archives

Collection Identifier

PC.08.03.01

Creator

New School (New York, N.Y.). New School Archives and Special Collections.

Title

New York School of Art reference index (1896-1912), 1996-2006

Extent

1.1 linear ft: 1 box

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], New York School of Art reference index (1896-1912), PC.08.03.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Historical Note

American artist William Merritt Chase (1848-1916) established Parsons School of Design in 1896 as the Chase School of Art. Just two years later, although Chase still taught at the school, he was no longer at its helm, and the institution's name was changed to the New York School of Art. Chase left the school in 1907 due to a rivalry with fellow instructor, Robert Henri, a famed member of the Ashcan school of painting. While Chase advocated a technically meticulous, refined style that suited scenes of domestic harmony, serene landscapes, stately portraits, and opulent interiors, Henri's practice was looser and more spontaneous, meant to capture a more unvarnished and vigorous vision of urban America. Students flocked to Henri's classes, prompting Chase, who thought of Henri's work as vulgar and violent, to distance himself from the school. In its first fifteen years, the school's principal focus was fine art. In 1909 the school's name was changed to the New York School of Fine and Applied Art, reflecting a shift toward practical design and teaching fields under the leadership of Frank Alvah Parsons.

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Scope and Content of Collection

Compiled by the Kellen Archives staff between 1996 and 2006, this index lists publications that discuss the New York School of Art, which later became Parsons School of Design, and artists associated with the school either as students or instructors between the time of its founding in 1896 until 1912. Photocopies of the relevant pages from the indexed publications are available upon request.

The index can be accessed by clicking on this link: http://guides.library.newschool.edu/index

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives - March 9, 2012

66 5th Ave./
lobby level
New York, NY, 10011
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], New York School of Art reference index (1896-1912), PC.08.03.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The research reflected in this reference collection was conducted by staff members of the New School Archives between 1996 and 2006.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • New York School of Art.

Occupation(s)

  • Painters (artists).

Subject(s)

  • Art schools -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Art -- History
  • Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Portraits.

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Collection Inventory

Box

INDEX [click to open] 

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Collection Guide Last Updated: 12/09/2016

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