Hervey White

 


The Jean Gaede and Fritzi Striebel Archive of the Center for Photography at Woodstock



Revelers 1922

 

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HERVEY WHITE
AND THE
MAVERICK ART COLONY

THE MAVERICK
FESTIVAL

VIEW THE
EXHIBITION

MAVERICK
PERSONALITIES

ORAL HISTORIES

THE JEAN GAEDE AND
FRITZI STRIEBEL ARCHIVE
  

SAMUEL DORSKY
MUSEUM OF ART

CENTER FOR
PHOTOGRAPHY AT
WOODSTOCK

WOODSTOCK,
NEW YORK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            ma.ver.ick (mvr-k, mvrk) :

1. noun. One that refuses to abide by the dictates of, or resists adherence to, a group; a dissenter. 2. adj. Being independent in thought and action and exhibiting such independence: maverick artist

     In 1998 the Jean Gaede and Fritzi Striebel Archive came to the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art from the Center for Photography at Woodstock as part of a collection partnership that was developed between the two institutions in 1995. The Archive documents the utopian Maverick Art Colony of founded 100 years ago in 1905 by Hervey White as a haven for artists, actors, writers, and musicians. Although the Colony was located in the township of West Hurley, it has always been known as the Maverick Art Colony of Woodstock. In this centennial year of the the founding of the Maverick, the SDMA presents this on-line exhibition that focuses on the Maverick Festival, an annual Bohemian carnival founded by White that ran from 1915 to 1931. This Festival was distinct from the Sunday Maverick Concert Series founded by White in 1916, which continues to the present day. The 49 photographs in this on-line exhibition date from 1916 to 1930 and represent a selection out of some 130 vintage photographs that were assembled by Jean Gaede and Fritzi Striebel of Woodstock in order to chronicle the Maverick Art Colony.

     Also included in the Jean Gaede and Fritzi Striebel Archive at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art are numerous documents, several unpublished manuscripts, and 47 recorded oral histories by well-known Woodstock personalities such as Aileen Cramer, Eugene Ludins, Jane Jones, Arnold Blanch, Lucile Blanch, Grant Arnold, and others, who reminisce about the Maverick Art Colony. Material documenting the Woodstock Aquarian Music and Art Fair, otherwIse known as the Woodstock Festival of 1969, is represented in the Gaede/Striebel Archive as well.


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  Herminie Kleinert, 1928

 
Isamu Noguchi and
Grace Greemwood, 1929