Finding aid created by: --
Date: Jun 1967
|25 Apr 2008||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|16 Nov 2017||minor updates to inventory (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Farnsworth, Jerry, 1895-|
|Title:||Jerry Farnsworth Papers|
|Quantity:||0.5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American painter. Died 1982. Manuscripts, printed material.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Jerry Farnsworth (1895-1983) was an American painter. Born in Dalton, Georgia, he studied at the Corcoran School of Art and with Charles W. Hawthorne. He was a member of the National Arts Club, an Academican of the National Academy of Design, and the Salmagundi Club, all of which are located in New York City. He also belonged to the Washington Society of Art and the Provincetown Art Association. He received six art awards from the National Academy of Design and one from the National Arts Club in 1941, one from the Los Angeles Museum of Art in 1945 and one from the Grand Central Galleries in 1928. In 1942-1943 he was the Artist-in-Residence at the University of Illinois.
Mr. Farnsworth did not always make art his profession. He worked in cotton and steel mills, dispensed soda at a drug store, and was a Fuller Brush man and a Western Union messenger boy.
Jerry Farnsworth's work may be seen at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mr. Farnsworth also wrote several books, including Painting with Jerry Farnsworth, Learning to Paint in Oil and Portrait and Figure Painting.
Mr. Farnsworth and his wife, painter Helen Sawyer, together ran a summer art school in North Truro, Massachusetts for many years. Their time was divided between there and Sarasota, Florida, where Mr. Farnsworth was the director of the Farnsworth School of Art.
The Jerry Farnsworth Papers consist of a subject file, manuscripts and published material.
Subject files includes a slip granting permission to reproduce a Cezanne painting which is located in the National Gallery in Washington, and quotes from the book, Painting with Jerry Farnsworth. Manuscripts contains various manuscripts in original and typescript form for the book, Painting with Jerry Farnsworth. Published material consists of a Time editorial about Gilbert Stuart.
All series are arranged alphabetically.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
See also the papers of Farnsworth's wife, Helen Sawyer Farnsworth.
Farnsworth, Jerry, 1895-
Art, American -- 20th century.
Painters -- United States.
Painting -- Study and teaching.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscripts for publication.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Jerry Farnsworth Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Articles about others
|Box 1||Permission to reproduce painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 1956|
|Box 1||Quotes from Painting with Jerry Farnsworth undated - subjects are figure, general, landscape, portrait, still life (5 folders)|
|Box 1||"An Approach to Painting" (typescript) undated (2 copies)|
|Box 1||"Basic Materials and Equipment" (original and typescript) undated|
|Box 1||"Beginners" (typescript) undated|
|Box 1||Captions for "Learning to P3int in Oil" (typescript) undated|
|Box 1||Original undated|
|Box 1||Original and typescript undated|
|Box 1||Typescript undated (2 copies)|
|Box 1||Typescript and holograph undated (3 copies)|
|Box 1||"Head and the Figure, The" (typescript) undated|
|Box 1||"How to Get an Art Education for Nothing" (typescript) undated|
|Box 1||"Joy in Painting" (typescript) undated|
|Box 1||"Mouth, Ears and Eyes" (original and typescript) undated|
|Box 1||On Drawings by Farnsworth (original) undated|
|Box 1||Odd notes (original and typescript) undated|
|Box 1||"Painting the Portrait Head" (originals and typescript) undated|
|Painting with Jerry Farnsworth|
|Box 1||typescript and original of Entirety|
|Box 1||Preface and Chapter I (typescript)|
|Box 1||Chapter III (typescript) undated|
|Box 1||Chapter IV (typescript) undated|
|Portrait Painting as a Profession|
|Box 1||Entirety (typescript copy) undated|
|Chapters VII and VIII (typescript) [MISSING Nov 2017]" undated|
|Box 1||"Portrait Painting" (typescript) undated (2 copies)|
|Box 1||"Relationship between Fine Arts and Advertising and Illustration" (typescript) undated|
|Box 1||"So You Want to Be a Portrait Painter" (original and typescript) undated|
|Box 1||"Still-Life" (original and typescript) undated|
|Box 1||"Talens Page, The" from Painting with Jerry Farnsworth (original, typescript and final) undated|
|Box 1||"What Every Young Painter Should Know" (original) undated|
|Box 1||About Painting in General (original and typescript) undated|
|Box 1||About the Technical Side of Painting (original) undated|
|Box 1||Notebook undated|
|Box 1||Notes for Chapter on Landscape (original and Partial typescript) undated|
|Box 1||Subtitled "Do You Make These Common Mistakes?" (original and typescript) undated|
|Box 1||Supplementary Material for Chapter on Figure Drawing and Painting (original and typescript) undated|
|Box 1||(original) undated|
|Box 1||(original) undated|
|Articles about others|
|Box 1||Time September 21, 1962|