Robert M. Doty Collection

Title

Robert M. Doty Collection

Subject

Photography, drawings, paintings, graphic design, posters, and mixed media pieces from the collection of Robert M. Doty.

Description

Four boxes within the Currier Museum of Art, Archives contain the Robert M. Doty Collection. Mediums in the collection include photography, drawings, paintings, graphic design, posters, and mixed media pieces. Dated objects in the collection were assembled between May 1958 and April 10, 1988; however, most objects are undated. The objects are arranged by size, and then organized by the artist’s surname; where there is no artist, the objects are organized by date, with undated objects with unknown artists last. Named artists prominently represented in the collection include Jessie Tarbox Beals, Herb Forgash, Carl Roodman, Mohler B. Ryder, Leonard L. St. Clair, and Mason Wells.

Creator

Doty, Robert M. (1933-1992)

Publisher

Currier Museum of Art Reference Library and Archives

Date

Circa May 1958 - April 10, 1988; undated

Contributor

Nicole J. Kubishta

Rights

The Robert M. Doty Collection is the physical property of the Currier Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds image rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, image rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from right holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Language

English

Abstract

From 1977 to 1987, Robert M. Doty served as the Director of the Currier Museum of Art. During his directorship, Doty guided the museum through major exhibitions, art purchases, fundraising and building projects. The Robert M. Doty Collection contain objects from Doty’s personal art and photography collections, both those he purchased himself and those gifted to him by artists he maintained personal and working relationships with during his career in arts administration.

Table Of Contents

BOX 1: Robert M. Doty Collection: Photographs.
30 objects. Arranged by size; within sizes, objects are organized by artist’s surname, then date (if no artist), with undated objects with unknown artists last. Named artists include Jessie Tarbox Beals, Roberto Bretz, Eleanor Briggs, James E. Durrell, Jr., Herb Forgash, Richard Jaquish, Carl Roodman, Charles A. Sytle, Jr., and Gene Word. Circa May 1958 — April 10, 1988; undated.

BOX 2: Robert M. Doty Collection: Drawings, mixed media, paintings.
30 objects. Arranged by size; within sizes, objects are organized by artist’s surname, with undated objects with unknown artists last. Named artists include Eve Balut, Frank Bowling, Janice Brown, Farid Haddad, Frank Hamilton, Mary Alice Mathias, Mohler B. Ryder, Todd Walker, Mason Wells, Joseph White, John Wood, and Arthur Yonoff. Circa September 12, 1977 — Spring 1987; undated.

BOX 3: Robert M. Doty Collection: Drawings (oversized), graphic design, posters.
13 objects. Arranged by size; within sizes, objects are organized by artist’s surname, then date (if no artist), with undated objects with unknown artists last. Named artists include Norman Ives, Paul B. Haviland, Rob Matheson, Leonard L. St. Clair, and Akiyoshi Terashima. Circa Fall 1965 — 1976; undated.

BOX 4: Robert M. Doty Collection: Drawings (oversized), paintings (oversized).
6 objects. Arranged by size; within sizes, objects are organized by artist’s surname, then date (if no artist), with undated objects with unknown artists last. Named artists include Candice Land and Robert R. Malone. Circa 1971 — May 1979; undated.

Date Created

Summer 2017

Extent

79 objects

Collection Items

A bare room with pillows on the floor, in which three people engaged in sexual acts with each other. Dated, signed at bottom right. Located in Box 1.

Different view of porch from other Beals photograph — same woman holds puppy under "WELCOME" sign made out of birch branches. Notation on back: "5079 JESSIE TARBOX BEALS 120 E. 23d ST. N.Y." Located in Box 1.

Middle-aged man and woman on porch of colonial-style house with six dogs. Notation on back: "5086 JESSIE TARBOX BEALS 120 E. 23d ST. N.Y." Located in Box 1.

The Old Mill
Watercolor of mill by forest stream, with title printed below. Label below: "Watercolor — circa 1880 / $5.00". Located in Box 4.

Tiny Alice (artist's proof)
Circular drawing in pencil of nude woman, with a painted green border. Notation around outer edge: ""Tiny Alice" Artist's Proof Robert R Malone 1967". Located in Box 4.

Tattoo design for United States Navy
Tattoo design on wood panel, probably with United States Navy in mind. Warship at center, flanked by mermaids and American flags. Anchor below; eagle above, with text: "Across the Equator." Signed bottom left. Located in Box 3.

Tattoo design of lion and American flags
Tattoo design on wood panel of roaring lion flanked by American flags. Black border. Signed bottom right. Notation on mat: "purchased in Columbus, Ohio 1976, from the artist. The amount [$250.00] refers to the price for the completed tattoo". Located…

291 (no. 7-8, September-October 1915)
Issue of arts magazine 291 (no. 7-8, September-October 1915). Introductions in English on the front cover, French on the back cover. Discoloration on the inside where the featured photo (Alfred Stieglitz's The Steerage) has been removed. Located in…

Poster for the Yale Dramatic Association’s production of The Death of Doctor Faust
Black and white image of a skull with a woman's naked torso overlaid on top (nipples as the skull's pupils). Text on front: The Yale Dramatic Association presentsThe Death of Doctor Faustby Michel de GhelderodeAn American PremiereNovember 18, 19, 20,…

Mixed media image of cowgirl
Cowgirl with raised riding crop on a galloping horse. Signed on bottom edge "To Mac". Located in Box 2.
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