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The Newark Experience: Other Newark Artists

Picturing Newark

Henry Gasser. Highway Diner. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Larger Image

William F. Cone. Market Street. Photograph. Larger Image

Other Newark Artists

Early New Jersey Artists: 18th and 19th Centuries.
William H. Gerdts. Exhibit held at the Newark Museum, March 7th-May 19th, 1957. Newark, Newark Museum Association, 1957.
Includes works by many artists associated with Newark. Pages 19-29: Alphabetical list of New Jersey artists with NJ city of association; Page 30: Members of the Newark Sketch Club, 1894 and 1898. Available?

William F. Cone

"City on Display: A Newark Photographer and His Clients, 1890s-1940s,"
Joshua Brown. New Jersey History 121 (1/4), 2003, 4-22.
From the 1890s to the 1940s commercial photographer William F. Cone created an extensive visual record of Newark. Available?
William F. Cone (1874-1966), Commercial Photographer
Finding aid to the collection at the New Jersey Historical Society. "This collection documents commerce, architecture, transportation and industry in Newark, New Jersey and the surrounding area during the early 20th century. It consists of over 9000 glass plate negatives (8x10, 11x14, 5x7 & 4x5); film based negatives, and slides. In addition there are several ledgers relating to Cone's business."
William F. Cone (1874-1966)
Photo essay from the Old Newark Web Group. Images; no identifying information.

Oliver Tarbell Eddy

Oliver Tarbell Eddy, 1799-1868: A Catalogue of His Works.
Newark, Newark Museum Association, 1950. Available?
"Newark Portraits by Rembrandt Peale and Oliver Tarbell Eddy,"
Edith Bishop. Newark Museum Quarterly 1, October 1949, pp.1-20.Available?

Henry Gasser

Henry Gasser: Beyond City Limits
Essay on the Newark artist (1909-1981) by Gary T. Erbe and images of many of the works from an exhibit created by the Butler Institute of American Art and shown at the Morris Museum in Morristown and at the Walsh Library Gallery at Seton Hall University [April 1 through June 28, 2004].
"Henry Gasser: Beyond City Limits,"
Gary T. Erbe. American Art Review 15(6), Nov/Dec 2003, pp.136-141. Available?
"Henry Gasser's Paintings of Newark,"
American Artist 30 (9), November 1966, 48-53; 75-77.
The six paintings commissioned by Prudential commemorating Newark's 300th anniversary plus earlier paintings exhibited for the occassion. Includes a commentary by the artist on the technique used for the paintings as well as some anecdotes from "painting on the street." Available?
To Commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the City of Newark the Prudential Insurance Company of America Presents an Exhibition of Watercolors by Henry Gasser.
Newark, N.J., Prudential, 1966. Available?
Henry Gasser Papers, 1939-1972
Brief description of the Gasser papers at the Archives of American Art (Smithsonian Institution).

John R. Grabach

John R. Grabach: Seventy Years an Artist.
Virginia M. Mecklenburg. Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980.
While he lived much of his life in Irvington, Grabach was born (1886) and raised in Newark and taught at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. Available?

Adolf Konrad

An Artist Looks at Newark.
Adolf Konrad. An exhibition in connection with the 300th anniversary of the city of Newark, the Newark Museum, April 16-September 5, 1966. Newark, N.J. : Newark Museum, 1966. Available?
The Realist Vision of Adolf Konrad: A Retrospective.
Barbara Mitnick. Morristown, N.J., Morris Museum, 1992.
Catalog of exhibition held at the Morristown Museum March 29-May 24, 1992 of the work of the 'painter-laureate of Newark.' Available?

Rembrandt Lockwood

"Rembrandt Lockwood, an Artist of Newark,"
William H. Gerdts. Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society 76(4), October 1958, 265-279.
The career of portrait and religious painter Rembrandt Lockwood who lived and worked in Newark from 1847 to 1858. History and reception of Lockwood's monumental Last Judgement, exhibited in Newark's Concert Hall in 1854. List of Lockwood's known works. Available?

Mary Nimmo Moran and Thomas Moran

"Mary Nimmo Moran: Painter-Etcher,"
Marilyn G. Francis. Woman's Art Journal 4(2), Fall/Winter 1983-1984, 14-19.
"Mary Nimmo Moran began experimenting with etching techniques in Summer 1879 and was among the earliest American artists to explore the medium." Rutgers-restricted Access
A Catalogue of the Complete Etched Works of Thomas Moran, N.A. and M[ary] Nimmo Moran, S.P.E. on Exhibition at C. Klackner's.
New York, 1889. Available?

Lilly Martin Spencer

"Aspects of Lilly Martin Spencer's Career in Newark, New Jersey,"
Ann Byrd Schumer. Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society 77(4), October 1959, 244-255 and Frontispiece.
Popular nineteenth-century painter Lilly Martin Spencer moved to Newark in April of 1858 and, having purchased Rembrandt Lockwood's studio, spent the next 21 years living and working there. Attributes two Ward family portraits in the Newark Museum to Spencer. Available?
"War Spirit at Home: Lilly Spencer, Domestic Painting, and Artistic Hierarchy.
Jochen Wierich. Winterthur Portfolio 37(1), Spring 2002, pp.23-42.
Analyzes Spencer's War Spirit at Home; or, Celebrating the Victory at Vicksburg (1866, Newark Museum). Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access
Lilly Martin Spencer Papers, 1825-1971
Description of the Spencer materials available in the Archives of American Art (Smithsonian Institution).