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titleErle Loran papers, 1912-1999.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleThe papers of Southern California Bay area painter and teacher Erle Loran measure 12.6 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1991.

Found are biographical materials; two linear feet of personal and professional correspondence; personal business records; writings which include extensive drafts and notes for Loran's book Cezanne's Composition;

over 400 items of artwork that include watercolors, drawings, charcoal, and pastel studies; printed materials; photographs of Loran, family, and friends, and artwork; and one audio recording of a lecture by Loran on Cezanne.

Bio / His Notes:
Southern California Bay-area painter, writer, and teacher Erle Loran (1905-1999) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but spent most of his life painting and teaching in the Bay area of Southern California.

Loran attended University of Minnesota (1922-1923) and Minneapolis School of Art (1924-1926), where he received the Chaloner Foundation Prize (1926) which enabled him to study in France for three years. Particularly interested in Cézanne, he had the good fortune to live in his studio where he immersed himself in Cézanne’s world, an experience that was crucial to the development of his artistic vision.

Upon his return to the U.S. he published many articles on Cézanne that developed into his pioneering book, "Cézanne’s Composition" (1943). In 1937, he joined the art department of the University of California, Berkeley, retiring emeritus professor of art in 1981.

Loc. of Assoc. Material:
Separated materials: Photographs of artwork by Erle Loran and two clippings of reproductions of Erle Loran's artwork were loaned for microfilming in 1975 and are available on 35mm microfilm reel 906 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. These materials are not described in the container listing of the finding aid.

Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Erle Loran conducted by Herschel Chipp, June 18, 1981, and a 1981 interview with Erle and Clyta Loran in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Interviews With Artists collection; and a letter from Loran to Richard Wattenmaker, 1975.

extent12.6 linear ft.
formatsPersonal Papers Business Papers Correspondence Writings Artwork
accessUse of original papers requires an appointment.
record linkhttp://aaa.si.edu/collections/findingaids/loraerle.htm
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidonline
acquisition informationMicrofilmed material donated 1975 by Erle Loran, except for material on reel 906, which was lent for microfilming. The unmicrofilmed addition was donated 1999 by Mrs. Ruth Schora-Loran, Loran's widow. Location of Original: Reel 906: Originals returned to Erle Loran after microfilming
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titleFine Arts Museums of San Francisco interviews with artists, 1982.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleInterviews conducted by Kathleen Berrin, Letitia Brown, Elayne Marquis, Stacy Schaefer and Thomas K. Seligman, 1982, in connection with the exhibition, "The Bay Area Collects: art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas," held at the H. M. de Young Memorial Museum, July 3, 1982-October 3, 1982.

Interviewees are: Margery Anneberg, Charles Campbell, Herschel Browning Chipp, Lawrence E. Dawson, Ruth and Marc Franklin, Melinda Young Frye, John and Monica Haley, Erle and Clyta Loran, Allen Maret, Robert Neuhaus, Bill Pearson, Al Stendahl and James Willis.
extent16 sound cassettes
formatsSound Recording Interview
accessUntranscribed; use requires an appointment.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1982 by Kathleen Berrin
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titleOral history interview with Erle Loran, 1981 June 18.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAn interview of Erle Loran conducted by Herschel Chipp for the Archives of American Art.

Loran speaks of his education, his studies with Cameron Booth and Hans Hofmann, life in Europe on a grant, his study of Cezanne, including his book on CEZANNE'S COMPOSITION, and his return to New York.

He discusses teaching at the Minneapolis School of Art, the WPA Art School in Minneapolis and the University of California at Berkeley.

He comments on meeting Marsden Hartley, American midwestern painters, ghost towns as subject matter for paintings, American politics in the 1930s, and surrealism in America.
extentSound recording: 5 sound cassettes. Transcript: 119 p. (on partial microfilm reel) reel 3198
formatsSound Recording Transcript Microfilm
accessTranscript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThis interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
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titleLetter from Erle Loran to Richard J. Wattenmaker, 1976 May 25
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetter from Erle Loran, Berkeley, Calif., to "Mr. Wattenmaker," Toronto, thanking him for sending "the magnificent catalogue of your Puvis de Chavannes exhibition. I realize how much we have forgotten about Puvis and how far reaching his influence on modern french painting was." He mentions Puvis' influence on Seurat and Cézanne, and congratulates Wattenmaker on "a very important piece of scholarship."

Bio / His Notes:
Loran (1905-1999) was a painter, writer, teacher at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of "Cézanne's Compositions: Analysis of his Form, With Diagrams and Photographs of his Motifs" (1943-1963). In 1976, Richard J. Wattenmaker was Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, where he curated the exhibition "Puvis de Chavannes and the Modern Tradition," October 24-November 30, 1975.

extent2p
formatsCorrespondence
accessUnmicrofilmed: use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. storage facility
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 2000 by Richard J. Wattenmaker.
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titleJohn and Monica Haley papers, 1927-1987.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, writings, photographs, and exhibition catalogs, much of it relating to Hans Hofmann.

Bio / His Notes:
John: Painter, sculptor and educator. Monica: Art educator; San Francisco Bay Area, California. Haley studied with Cameron Booth and Hans Hofmann. He taught at the University of California at Berkeley with other "modernists" Worth Ryder, Hofmann, Erle Loran and Margaret Peterson. John Haley died in 1991; Monica in 1997.
extent0.6 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)
formatsCorrespondence Writings Photographs Exhibition Catalogs
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reel 1355 lent by John Haley, 1978. He and Monica donated the material on reels 4178-4179 in 1987; Monica donated the remainder in 1992. Location of Original: REEL 1355: Originals returned to John Haley after microfilming.
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titleErle Loran : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1920-2000 [graphic].
repositoryThe Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
collection titleAssembled artist file includes b&w photographs, reproductions from books and auction catalogs, and in some cases, negatives.

Items may include full views, details, before and after restoration views, etc. Documentation may include artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, provenance, exhibition history, related works, previous attributions, and bibliography.

Location
Frick Photoarchive Stacks

Call No.
100 Loran
extent2 folders
formatsArtist Files Photographs Clippings
accessThese records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library access policy. Frick: Photocopies of items and accompanying documentation are available upon request, subject to fees and other current guidelines for reproduction. Photographic prints from the Library's negatives may be ordered subject to copyright requirements.
record linkhttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b218601~S6
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/search~S6
acquisition informationCompiled by staff of the Frick Art Reference Library. The Library continues to add to the file.
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titleSound Recordings of Museum-Related Events, 1939-
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleThis Record Group contains recordings of events that either occurred at or are related to Museum of Modern Art activities. Types of events include interviews, lectures, speeches, symposia, panel discussions, and discussions between filmmakers and audience.

Forms part of: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Archives. Sound recordings.

Includes:

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect (February 16 - May 10, 1994); 2 sound cassettes.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect, four public lectures; 4 sound cassettes.

extentSee finding aid for detials
formatsSound Recording
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies. MoMA: Duplication not permitted.
record linkhttp://www.moma.org/learn/resources/archives/EAD/SoundRecordingsf
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org
finding aidhttp://www.moma.org/learn/resources/archives/EAD/SoundRecordingsf
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titleArtist file. Loran, Erle, 1905-1999
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleThe file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Found In
BMA artist files

Cite as Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. BMA artist files.

Location
Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number
AF BMA L
extent1 folder
formatsArtist Files
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b894329~S1
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org
acquisition informationFiles compiled by BMA library staff from 1917 to the present.
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