Today’s post is written by Cody White, an archivist at the National Archives at Denver. Strolling the two Western American Art galleries at the Denver Art Museum one can see several examples of famed western artist Charles Marion Russell’s depictions, in both paint and bronze, of the American West, but Russell’s work can also be seen … Continue reading How The West Was Drawn: the Art of Charles Marion Russell in the National Archives at Denver
Political cartoonist Clifford Berryman made use of Thanksgiving throughout his career to highlight timely political issues near the holiday. Below are two examples of his Thanksgiving-themed cartoons: These and other cartoons by Clifford Berryman can be found in Record Group 46 in the series "Berryman Political Cartoon Collection, 1896-1949" (ARC Identifier 306080) as part of the Center … Continue reading Cartoonist Clifford Berryman on Thanksgiving
Today's post is written by Liz Caringola, who works on our ancestry.com digitization project. February 22, 2012, marks the 25th anniversary of the death of American pop artist Andy Warhol. The Pittsburgh native rose to fame in the 1960s as one of the most prominent members of the American pop art movement. He … Continue reading Remembering Andy through the Archives
This post looks at an unusual find in the Secretary of the Commission of Fine Arts' papers.