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A Guide to the Jean and Arthur Ames Scrapbook Collection
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Series 1 Scrapbook, Volume 1, 1936-1964

Physical Description: 1 cubic ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains photographs of both previous hit Jean and Arthur Ames next hit , as well as, examples of their enamel panels, tapestry designs, and acrylic paintings.

Note

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, previous hit Jean and Arthur Ames next hit (with dog), 1953

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, Studio of previous hit Jean and Arthur Ames next hit , Padua Hills, Claremont, CA.,undated

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, Jean and Arthur with Paintings, 1963

Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs, Fed. Art Project, Mosaic for Newport Union High School, 1937

Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs, Jean’s Mosaic Panel, Newport Harbor Union High School – Vitreous Tile1937

Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs, Arthur’s Mosaic Panel, Newport Harbor Union High School – Vitreous Tile, 1937

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, Assembling Tesserae on Paper for Newport Harbor Mosaic – Vitreous Tile Tesserae, 1936

Box 1, Folder 1

Setting of Mosaic ready for Setting, Newport Harbor Project, undated

Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs, Material and Process of Setting, Newport Harbor Mosaic, undated

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, San Diego County Mural, “Agriculture,” in Civic Center – Egg Tempera on Gesso Over Cloth Ground, 1939

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, Ames working on Drawing on Cartoon for San Diego County Mural, 1938

Box 1, Folder 1

Fragment of Drawing for San Diego County Murals1938

Box 1, Folder 1

Fragment of Panel, fed Art Project, Drawing for Agriculture, San Diego Co. Supervisor’s Chamber, 1938

Box 1, Folder 1

One of Three Fresco Seco or Egg Tempura Murals for San Diego County, 1939

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, Jean Painting on Recreation Panel, San Diego Civic Center, Fresco Seco, 1939

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, Mosaic Altar for Claremont Community Church undated

Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs, Carved and Partially Glazed Terra Cotta Tile Mural – Earth, Fire, Water, and the Potter, LA County Fairundated

Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs, Fragments from Carved and Partially Glazed Tile Muralundated

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, Painted and Glazed Tile Mural, Rose Hills Memorial Park Administration Building, undated

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, previous hit Jean and Arthur Ames next hit in Padua Hills Studio, Tile Decoration in Process, 1957

Box 1, Folder 1

Mosaics, Pomona Mall and Sanantonio Gardens Altar, undated

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, Mosaic Set in Travertine, Ahmundson Bank, Beverly Hills, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Photograph, Mosaic for Entrance to Weinstock and Lubin, Sacramento, 1960

Box 1, Folder 2

Photograph, Sketch, Cartoon, and Work in Progress, Sacramento Mosaicundated

Box 1, Folder 2

Photograph, Sections of prepared Mosaic for San Francisco, Weinstock and Lubin, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Photographs, Tile Mural, Majolica Type, The Romance of Money in the Western World, Fresno Guarantee Savings and Loan, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Photographs, Mosaics for Broadway Stores, Chula Vista and West Covina, 1963

Box 1, 2

Copper Enamel Panels for Entrance Doors to Temple Emanuel, Set in Bronze Frames of Glass, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Photograph, Firing of Enamel in Clam Shell Type Kiln, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Enamel Panels for Christian Ed. Building, N. Hollywood First Presbyterian Church, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Enamel on Steel, Panel for Hillside Church, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CAundated

Box 1, Folder 2

Detail from Enamel Panel, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA., nundated

Box 1, Folder 2

Photograph of Installation of Enamel Painting, Hillside Church, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA., undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Tapestries Woven in Aubusson, 1964 (includes photograph), undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Photograph of Garrison Theatre Tapestries, 1964

Box 1, Folder 2

Photograph of Tapestry Woven in Aubusson, California Federal Plaza Building, Los Angeles, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Photograph of Sun Garden Tapestry being Woven by Aubusson, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Poor Color Reproductions of Son Garden Tapestry with Details, 1964

Box 1, Folder 2

Altar for First Presbyterian Church, Claremont, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Mosaic Altar for St. Andrews Church, Westwood, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Sketch for Enamel Door of Tabernacle, St. Andrews Church, Westwood, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Sketch for one of panels for Entrance Doors of Temple Emanuel, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

One of 24 Panels for Temple Emanuel, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Sketch for Tapestry for Foyer of California Federal Plaza Building, Los Angeles, 1964

 

Series 2 Scapbook, Volume 2 1929-1980

Physical Description: 2.0 cubic ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of two sub-series. The first sub-series contains example of previous hit Arthur Ames paintings, enamels, and drawings. The second sub-series contains examples of Jean next hit Ames enamel panels, tapestry designs, and acrylic paintings, including tapestry designs woven in Aubusson, France.
 

Sub-series 2.1 Arthur Ames: Paintings and Enamels, Drawings 1931-1975

Physical Description: 1.0 cubic ft.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains examples of Arthur Ames paintings, enamels, and drawings, including murals, which Arthur created for the Works Progress Administration Art Project. This subseries also contains photographs of Arthur posing with various examples of his work.

Arrangement

This sub-series is organized by the item number originally assigned to each item when the scrapbook was first created.
Box 2, Folder 1

Photograph, previous hit Jean and Arthur Ames next hit , Padua Hills Studio, 1971

Box 2, Folder 1

Cover of American Artist, December 1955, Showing Enamel “Angel” by Jean Ames1955

Box 2, Folder 1

Article, “ previous hit Jean and Arthur Ames : Artist-Craftsmen of California.” In American Artist, December 1955, 1955

Box 2, Folder 1

Mural, Oil on Canvas for Alexander Hamilton Jr. High School, Los Angeles, WPA Art, Arthur Ames, 1934

Box 2, Folder 1

Mural, Oil on Canvas, “Youth and Learning,” Anaheim Jr. High School, WPA Art Project, Arthur Ames, 1931

Box 2, Folder 1

Photograph, Arthur with WPA Mural for Anaheim Jr. High School, 1934

Box 2, Folder 1

Photograph, Murals for Testing Center, Western Flying Training Command, Fresno, Arthur Ames, 1943

Box 2, Folder 1

Circus Performers, Enamels, Arthur Ames, undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel on Copper, “Vanity Fair,” Arthur Ames, undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel on Copper, “Night,” Arthur Ames, undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel on Copper, “Doloroso,” Arthur Ames, undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel Panel, “Leaves and Buds,” Arthur Ames, undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel on Copper, Arthur Ames, undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel Panel, “The Sisters,” Arthur Amesundated

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel on Copper, “On the Beach at Balboa,” Arthur Ames, undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel on Copper, “Blue and red Refuge,” Arthur Ames, undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel on Copper, “Reflection,” Arthur Ames, 1968

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel Panel, 32 Views of Infinity, Arthur Ames, 1972

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel on Copper, “Golden Sun,” Arthur Ames, 1969

Box 2, Folder 1

Photograph, Arthur with formed Enamel Pieces, 1971

Box 2, Folder 1

Dimension Enamels, Arthur Ames, 1969-1971

Box 2, Folder 1

Enamel Panels, Arthur Ames, 1970-1972

Box 2, Folder 1

Exhibit Announcement, Scripps College, Clark Museum, 1974-1975

Box 2, Folder 1

Exhibit Announcement, Exhibition at California Institute of Technology, 1975

Box 2, Folder 1

Acrylic Painting, Red and Black, Arthur Ames, 1968

Box 2, Folder 1

Acrylic on Canvas, Yellow and Violet, Arthur Ames, 1967

Box 2, Folder 1

Acrylic on Canvas, Arthur Ames, 1967-1973

Box 2, Folder 1

Sketch of Woman by Arthur Ames, 1948

Box 2, Folder 1

Box 2, Folder 1

Sketch of naked Woman, Arthur Ames, 1974

Box 2, Folder 1

Sketch of Naked Woman, 1958

Box 2, Folder 1

Sketch of naked Man, Arthur Ames, 1974

 

Sub-series 2.2 Jean Ames: Paintings 1929-1980

Physical Description: 1.0 cubic ft

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains examples of her enamel panels, tapestry designs, and acrylic paintings, including tapestry designs woven in Aubusson, France. This sub-series also contains photographs of Jean Ames working on various projects, and a photograph of her receiving the 1958 Los Angeles Woman of the Year in Art award along with Jane Wyman, and Lucille Ball.

Arrangement

This sub-series is organized by the item number originally assigned to each item when the scrapbook was first created.
Box 2, Folder  2

Pencil Portrait of Jean Goodwin by Frank Geritz,1929

Box 2, Folder 2

Sketch of Old Woman in Seated Position Holding a Cup and a Walking Stick by Goodwin, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Photograph of Jean Ames, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Jean Painting Tile in Underglaze for MFA Project, USC, 1936

Box 2, Folder 2

“May Queen,” undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Painted Glaze on Re Bisque Tile, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Wax Resist, Majolica Technique, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Photograph, Jean Ames Working in Enamel, 1948

Box 2, Folder 2

Enamel on Copper, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Photograph, California Fashion Creator’s reward with Elinor Parker, 1952

Box 2, Folder 2

Photograph, Los Angeles Woman of the Year Award (with Jane Wyman and Lucille Ball), 1958

Box 2, Folder 2

Mosaic Angel, Enamel Panel, “The Rose,” undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Mosaic in Italian Glass Tesserae, Angel in McAllister Hall, 1961

Box 2, Folder 2

Bronze Sculpture with Enamel Inserts, 1968-1969

Box 2, Folder 2

Tapestry Design, Woven in Aubusson, France, “Court of Night,” 1959

Box 2, Folder 2

Tapestry Design, Woven in Aubusson, France, 1962

Box 2, Folder 2

Cartoon for Tapestry, 1964

Box 2, Folder 2

Details of Tapestries, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Tapestry, “Autumnal Equinox,” 1962

Box 2, Folder 2

Tapestry, “Fruits of Summer,” 1961

Box 2, Folder 2

Cartoon, Color Sketch, N. Hollywood First Presbyterian Church, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Acrylic Paintings, 1968-1973

Box 2, Folder 2

Drawings, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Acrylic and Ink, 1971-1973

Box 2, Folder 2

Drawing, 1972

Box 2, Folder 2

“Sweet Bird of Youth,” 1969

Box 2, Folder 2

“Majical Relationships,” 1980

Box 2, Folder 2

Untitled, undated