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Reynold H. Weidenaar Collection

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Reynold H. Weidenaar Collection, 1935-1981 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, 2007

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Collection Overview

Title: Reynold H. Weidenaar Collection, 1935-1981

ID: COLL/482

Primary Creator: Weidenaar, Reynold H. (1915-1985)

Extent: 2.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 00/00/2006

Abstract

Artist. The collection documents the first thirty years of the business component of Weidenaar's artistic career. Contained are some of his early awards and honors, early work, early commissions and illustrations, and extensive correspondence on such topics as copyrights, commissions, fees, and expenses. Also contained are details on exhibitions in which he participated, 1940-1963.

Biographical Note

Reynold Henry Weidenaar was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, while his father was attending what is now Calvin Theological Seminary. He attended public and Christian schools, as well as Kendall School of Design and Davis Tech in Grand Rapids, next enrolling at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he became a largely self-taught etcher. He returned to Michigan. In 1944 he married Ilse Eerdmans, an accomplished painter; they had three children: Reynold, Carla (Collins), and Paula (Graf). He received numerous honors and awards and was elected to membership in the National Academy and eventually elevated to full academician.

As a painter, he is best known for his highly detailed "resin oils." He was for many years an instructor in life drawing and painting at the Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, MI, and a private instructor as well as a book illustrator. In addition to printmaking, he worked in watercolor and casein and did murals for several churches and businesses in Michigan. He also served on the faculty of Kendall School of Design.

He was a member of the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, and art associations in a number of communities on the east and west coasts including Carmel, Gloucester, and Boston. He also was an associate member of the Prairie Printmakers.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 5 Boxes

Acquisition Source: James Straub, 2006

Other Note: Acc. No. 06.60


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: High school awards --- 1938-1940
Folder 2: Selective Service correspondence --- 1941-1942
Folder 3: Banner articles --- 1958-1962
Folder 4: Art material trade news article by Reynold Weidenaar --- 1950
Folder 5: Advertising illustrations --- [1937, undated]
Folder 6: Trip invoices and copyright income --- 1943-1945
Folder 7: Artwork done for Amway Corporation --- [1966?]
Folder 8: Employment contracts with Kendall Art School --- 1956-1962
Folder 9: Photographs of R. Weidenaar, his work --- 1962, 1981, undated
Folder 10: Prizes and awards --- 1938-1975, undated
Folder 11: Cover for The Banner --- 1935
Folder 12: Newspaper clippings --- 1944-1949
Folder 13: Book covers done for Zondervan Publishing --- [1935-1936], undated
Folder 14: Correspondence re L. C. Tiffany Scholarship --- 1948-1949
Folder 15: Correspondence re one man shows --- 1950
Folder 16: Correspondence re John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship --- 1941-1951
Folder 17: Correspondence from Alfred Fowler --- 1950-1954
Folder 18: Correspondence re copyrights --- 1943-1958
Folder 19: Correspondence --- 1940
Folder 20: Correspondence --- 1941
Folder 21: Correspondence --- 1942
Folder 22: Correspondence --- 1943
Folder 23: Correspondence --- 1944
Box 2
Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1945
Folder 2: Correspondence --- 1946
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1947
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1948
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1949
Folder 6: Correspondence --- 1950
Box 3
Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1951
Folder 2: Correspondence --- 1952
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1953
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1954
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1956
Folder 6: Correspondence --- 1957
Folder 7: Correspondence --- 1958
Folder 8: Correspondence --- 1959
Folder 9: Correspondence --- 1960
Folder 10: Correspondence --- 1961
Folder 11: Correspondence --- 1962
Folder 12: Correspondence --- 1963
Box 4
Folder 1: Exhibitions --- 1940-1941
Folder 2: Exhibitions --- 1942-1943
Folder 3: Exhibitions --- 1943-1944
Folder 4: Exhibitions --- 1945
Folder 5: Exhibitions --- 1945-1946
Folder 6: Exhibitions --- 1946-1947
Folder 7: Exhibitions --- 1947-1948
Folder 8: Exhibitions --- 1948-1949
Folder 9: Exhibitions --- 1951-1952
Folder 10: Exhibitions --- 1951
Box 5
Folder 1: Exhibitions --- 1952-1953
Folder 2: Exhibitions --- 1953-1954
Folder 3: Exhibitions --- 1954-1955
Folder 4: Exhibitions --- 1955-1956
Folder 5: Exhibitions --- 1956-1957
Folder 6: Exhibitions --- 1957-1958
Folder 7: Exhibitions --- 1961-1962
Folder 8: Exhibitions --- 1962-1963
Folder 9: Booklet:  The Etchings of Reynold Weidenaar, ANA --- 1950
Series 2: Photographs
Box 1
Folder 9: Photographs of R. Weidenaar, his artwork --- 1962, 1981, undated

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