Finding aid created by: -
Date: circa 1965
|12 Mar 2007||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|4 Aug 2010||adds M71-6 (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Turnbull, Grace Hill, 1880-|
|Title:||Grace Hill Turnbull Papers|
|Quantity:||3.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American sculptor, painter, author. Collection includes correspondence (1938-1943); book manuscripts, as well as manuscript poems and essays; drawings; photographs; and published material by and about Turnbull, including articles, clippings, pamphlets, and exhibition catalogs.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Grace Turnbull (1880-1976) was an American sculptor, painter and author.
Born December 30, 1880 in Baltimore, Maryland, Turnbull studied painting at the Maryland Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy, and the Art Students League. In 1930 she turned her artistic talents to sculpture, which she studied at the Rinehart School of the Maryland Institute and in Rome.
Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in many solo shows, including the Delphic Studio in New York (1931, 1946) and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC (1948). She also participated in many group shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, Baltimore Museum of Art, Salon des Beaux Arts, and International Art Union in Paris, Pennsylvania.
Turnbull received the Whitelaw Reid Prize for painting in Paris in 1914, and for her sculpture she received the Anna Hyatt Huntington Prize in 1932 and 1944.
In addition to her artistic pursuits, Turnbull was also the author of numerous books, among them Tongues of Fire (1929), Essence of Plotinus (1934), Fruit of the Vine (1950), and the autobiography Chips from My Chisel (1953). She also wrote numerous pamphlets and contributed articles to various literary publications.
The Grace Hill Turnbull Papers consist of correspondence (incoming and outgoing), subject files, manuscripts (books, drawings, essays, hymns, lectures, poems and stories), photographs of her works, and published material (books, articles, clippings, pamphlets, exhibition notices, and a poem).
Correspondence is subdivided into incoming (arranged alphabetically) and outgoing (arranged chronologically). All other material is arranged alphabetically.
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Turnbull, Grace Hill, 1880-1960
Animal sculpture -- United States.
Art, American -- 20th century.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Sculptors -- United States.
Sculpture, American -- 20th century.
Women authors, American.
Women painters -- United States.
Women sculptors -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscripts for publication.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Grace Hill Turnbull Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||Incoming, B-W|
|Box 1||Outgoing 10 Oct 1938 - 22 Sep 1943|
|Box 1||Business transactions|
|Box 1||Program for Lizette Woodworth Reese dedication|
|Box 1||The autobiography of Paul the apostle|
|Box 1||The essence of Plotinus (3 folders)|
|Box 1||The fruit of the vine|
|Box 2||Tongues of fire (7 folders)|
|Box 3||A declaration of independence|
|Box 3||Isaiah on preparedness|
|Box 3||On anger|
|Box 3||Reasons for a new edition of Plotinus|
|Box 3||What going to church means to me|
|Box 3||Written for the Chapel of the Four Chaplains of Different Creeds|
|Box 3||by Turnbull|
|Box 3||by Lizette Woodworth Reese|
|Box 3||First friend and advisor|
|Box 3||Planting the cross in Mexico|
|Box 3||Prince Siddhartha|
|Box 3||Sculpture, animals|
|Box 3||Sculpture, figures (2 folders)|
|Box 3||Miscellaneous - includes photo of Turnbull with some of her sculptures|
|Box 4||Chips from my chisel - publicity flier only|
|Box 4||The essence of Plotinus - includes publicity flier|
|Box 4||Fruit of the vine|
|Box 4||Painting and sculpture|
|Box 4||Tongues of fire|
|Box 4||Introduction, to pamphlet on Sir Thomas Browne|
|Box 4||The Bible of mankind|
|Box 4||About Turnbull|
|Box 4||By Turnbull - letter to the editor|
|Box 4||Battle front, as seen by a sculptor|
|Box 4||A new method of giving|
|Pamphlets of exhibitions|
|Box 4||One-man shows of Turnbull|
|Box 4||American Artists Professional League|
|Box 4||Art Institute of Chicago|
|Box 4||Charcoal Club|
|Box 5||Maryland Artists|
|Box 5||National Association of Women Artists|
|Box 5||National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors|
|Box 5||National Sculpture Society|
|Box 5||Penncylvania Academy of Fine Arts|
|Box 6||Society of Baltimore Independent Artists|
|Box 6||Society of Independent Artists|
|Box 6||Southern State League 1914-1960 (3 folders)|
|Box 6||Gracious living|